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    The Omaha Daily Bee.
Omaha's Preferred Advertising
Medium is The Bee.
For News Quality and Quantity
The Dee Greatly Excels,
Teit of low Treaty Betweea Great Britais
aid Japan Given Out
Paramount Intereeti of Jaoai in Corea
Bpooifloally Itoagnini
Integrity of too Empire and Bighti of All
Rations to Bo Pmerrod.
In rr of Attack I poo Territory of
either Party, Both Will Make
War ana Acre to Peace
la Commoa.
LONDOJf, Sept. 27. The text of the new
agreement between Oreat Britain and
Japan, which wu signed bjr Lord Lans-
downe, the British foreign aecretary, and
Baron Hayashl, the Japaneae mlnlater to
Oreat Brltrln, on August 12, was Issued by
the Forela-n office late laat evening. The
mnmamtnl. Hnrum.nt til a. brief One. COIT11
prising leaa than 800 words, Including- eight
irtlcles and a preamble. Accompanying the
agreement la a ltter from Lord Lansdowne
to the Brltlnh ambassadors at St. Peters
burg and Paris for transmission to the
Russlrfn and French governmenta respec
tively. In which the foreign aecretary
courteously reviews the agreement and
carefully points out that the new defensive
alliance is not Intended as a menace, but
rather aa a guarantee of peace and pros
perltjr In the far east, tn which all coun
tries may participate.
Alliance for Defense.
The main features of the new agreement
have already been forecasted In the As
sociated Press dispatches from London and
Paris. The pithy articles of the official
text, however, bring out forcefully the
tremendous Importance of both countries
of this alliance, which practically makes
Oreat Britain Japan and Japan Great
Britain for the purposes of defenses "In
the regions of east Asia and India." This
Inclusive of India specifically as a point
at which any aggression by a foreign power
will call for the assistance of Japan finds
much favor with the press of London, the
morning papers In long laudatory articles
welcoming the new and more extensive al
llance of the two Insular kingdoms west
And east as giving Immediate relief from
the dangerous thunder cloud which for so
many years has hung over the Indian fron
are Gtaraalee of Peace,
Baron' Hayaahl, who was Interviewed by
the Associated Press after the publication
Of the agreement, said:
The new treaty forms an effective safe
guard against the renewal of disturbances
In the far east. That is its object. We can
not say that a permanent peace has been
ecuredthst Is too much to be sure of
sue we can aver that tranquillity has been
mured (qr a long time to come. This r
pltes rx.t only to Oreat Britain and Japan,
but also to aH powers having political or
commercial interests in tnat part 01 tn
world; In fact, to all who have been inter
eeted In maintaining the status quo.
I repeat that the treaty is a sure guar
antee or nac. for that Is its aim and oh
ject. it should be clearly recognleed by all
that It is not meant as a menace to any nnc
It has no aggressive Intent. Its only onjeci
being to secure the peaee of the world so
far as the far east Is concerned. The treaty
is so clearly worded that no further com
ment Is needed .and I am convinced that it
will form, aa was Intended, the most power
ful factor for peace. I hope that the peo
ple of both countries will realise tills and
will keep to the spirit of the treaty for a
very long time to come.
Meets Ken Conditions.
Sir Charles Dllke. In speaking to the As
sociated Fresa, took the position that the
new treaty makes no change In the pre
existing status quo. but said It was an In
evitable consequence of the new conditions
In the far east and that It was certainly a
stronger guarantee of the maintenance of
peace than the previous alliance. He argued
that Russia was never really a menace to
the Indian frontier, but played on the sus
ceptibilities of Great Britain. With regard
to the attitude of Persia Sir Charles did
not believe Russia would risk ' a quarrel
with India. '
Wbile there Is some criticism of the
treaty In the radical newspapers. It Is only
half-hearted, and London, anxiously await
ing the breaking of official silence as to
the document, heaves a sigh of relief and
greets the positive assurance of the future
assistance of the powerful ally in all mat
ters pertaining to far eastern policies.
The Preamble.
The preamble reads;
The governments of Oreat Britain and
Japan, being desirous of replacing the
iiteetnent concluded between them January
In. 19J2, by fresh stipulations, have agreed
upon the following articles, which have (or
their object:
A. Consolidation and the maintenance of
general peace In the regions of eastern Asia
sna .inaia.
B. The preservation of the common In
tercets of all the powers in China by insur
ing the Independence and integrity of the
Chinese empire and the principle of equal
opportunities tor tne commerce ana in
riustrv of all nations In China.
C The maintenance of the territorial
rights of the high contracting parties In the
regions of eastern Asia and India and the
defense of their special Interests in the said
Teat ef the Treaty.
The text of the treaty Is as folows:
Article 1. It is ;f"ed that whenever In
the opinion either of Oreat Britain or Japan
any of the rights and Interests referred to
in the preamble to this agreement are in
leooardy. the two governments will com
municate with one another fully and frank
ly and will consider In common the
measures which should be taken to safe
luirit those menaced rights or Interests.
Article J. 8lKuld either of the high con
trading parties be involved in war In de
fense if Its territorial rights or special In
terests the ether will at once come to the
assUtanoe of its ally and both parties will
conduct a war in common and make peace
In mutual agreement wun any power
power's involved in such war.
Article . Jaixin possessing paramour
political, military and economic Interests In
I'orea. Oreat Britain recognises J a nan
riant to take such measures for the KUld
arue of Corea as she may dwin proper and
necessary to safeguard and advance those
Interests, providing the measures so taken
are not contrary to the principle of equal
opportunities tor tne commerce ana in
dustry of all nations.
Article 4. Oreat Britain having a special
Interest In all that concerns the security
of the Indian frontier, Japan recognises
her right to take such measures In the
proximity of that frontier as she may find
necessary for safeguarding her Indian pos
session. Others Are Barred.
Article 0 The high contracting parties
agree that neither will without consulting
the other enter Into a separate arrange
ment with anothsr power to the prejudice
of the objects described In the preamble.
Article As regards the present war
between Japan and Russia. Oreat Britaia
will continue to maintain strict neutrality,
unless soma other powsr or powers Join
in hostilities against Jspan, In whih case
Oreat Britain will come te the assistance
of Japan, will conduct war In common and
will make pace in mutual agreement with
Article T The conditions' under whlon
armed assistance shall be afforded by either
.irnrr House Austrian Parliament
Has Riot i Opening, ranted
VIENNA. Rfi -When the lower house
reassembled tc the opening moments
were marked b - umultueus eoclal-demo-
cratlc demonst n against the premt'r.
Baron Oautsch Frankenthurn, who ha
Incurred the w of the social-democrats
by his attitude he question of electoral
reform, having scd the emperor to re
fuse to consent he Introduction of uni
versal suffrage in Hungary.
The uproar lasted for some time, shouts
of "withdraw" and "resign" being heard
above the general din.
The premier ultimately succeeded In ob
taining a hearing and reminded the house
of the government's promise faithfully to
execute Its agreements with Hungary, pro
vided the latter fulfilled Its part, especially
continuance and completion within a stated
time of the commercial treaty negotiations.
Should Hungary not agree to the Austrian
views of this point the government would
take steps for the protection of Austrian In
terests. The premier further declared that
an Incorrect view had been taken of his at
titude toward universal suffrage for Hun
gary. He claimed he had not exercised al
leged decisive Influence In the matter and
said he made a principle of not Interfering
In the Internal affairs of Hungary.
Yellow ftfor Situation at New Oiloani
Continue! to Improve.
Dr. Pothler Annonnees That Investi
gation of Cells la Thirty-Five
Capes Prodneed I m par.
tent Hesnlts.
report to ( p. m. :
New cases
Total to date
Total to date
New focr
I'nder treatment ..
Cases discharged ..
Sept. SR. Tellow fever
EtroiMs Power Show Determlna-
tlon to Assume Financial Cob.
. trel of Macedonia.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Sept. 28. A collec
tlve note from the six powers has been
handed to the porte declaring that their
decision to assume International control of
the finances of Macedonia Is unalterable.
The note Informs the Ottoman government
that the foreign delegates appointed as con
trollers will arrive at Salonla October 1
and requests that the necessary Instructions
be sent to the provincial authorities so that
the delegates may enter on their functions
without delay.
There is Increasing friction between the
British embassy and the porte in conse
quence of the delay In the payment of In
demnity to the owners of British dhows
attacked by Arab pirates in the Red sea.
The embassy's latest note pointed out that
unless the matter was soon satisfactorily
settled the Incident would assume a graver
Chlrusto Rnker Recovers Five-Inch
Writing; Stick He Swallowed
Two Years Agra.
CHICAOO. Sept. 28. Robert Hanners, a
bnker, 24 years old, walked Into the County
hospital this evening and announced to the
physician In charge: "Doctor, two years
ago I swallowed a lead pencil and I be
lieve tt Is bothering me a bit."
The doctor laughed at him, but Hanners
stuck to his story and complained of a
severe pain In his right side. His case was
diagnosed as appendicitis and as ft ease
that required Immediate operation. The
pencil, live Inches In length and sharpened
at one end, was found embedded In the
appendix, as Hanners had predicted. The
patient explained to the physician after
the operation that a friend of his two
years ago had "bantered" him to thrust a
pencil down his throat as far as It would
go. He put It down so far that It slipped
from his fingers.
It had caused him no trouble until re
cently. The physicians say that Hanners
will recover In a short time.
With three successive small lists of new
cases It begins again to look as though the
situation was Improving. A group of four
cases among nuns In the convent of Per
petual Adoration, on Marals street, was re
ported by the attending physician. The In
fection there was discovered three weeks
ago through the death of a sister, and a
few days ago two more cases developed.
Now four more are reported. s
The country report was meager and Indl
cated no new points of Infection. ,
Search for Fever Germ.
More Interest centers here now In the
question whether or not the yellow fever
germ Is to be destroyed as the result of the
Investigations that are In progress than In
the fever Itself.
Dr. Pothler In his report says a careful
study of yellow fever blood had shown
regular focus of certain cells hitherto
either unnoticed or not described, which
seem to be undergoing developmental
changes. In thirty-five separate cases these
cells have only once been found after the
third day of the fever and then on the
fourth. It Is admitted that the stegomyla
only becomes Infected If she bites the
patient within the first three days of Ill
ness. Dr. Pothler makes no' claim that his
Investigations have established the germ,
but he says that If this same cell Is. found
In the body of the mosquito durlngMhe
twelve days of her Infection, and If It tal
lies In every respect with the cell In the
human blood, he will be able to announce
the discovery.
Though the deaths were more numerous
than Saturday, the fever situation today la
regarded as showing unmistakable signs
of Improvement.
Two Deaths In Pcnsncola.
PENS A COLA. Fla.. Sept. 28. The yellow
fever situation here today shows Improve
ment. During the twenty-four hours end
ing at 0 p. m. two deaths and eight new
cases were reported. Two of the new esses
are from the Oermsn ship Kaiser, from
which four persons having the fever were
removed yesterday.
Following Is the official summary
New cases today
Total to date
Desths today
Total to date
Cases under treatment
Cases discharged
JACKSON, Miss., Sept. 3. The Missis
sippi yellow fever report tonight shows only
one death In the state at Natchei. Three
positive esses were announced at Port Oib-
son and this Is the only new point of Infection.
Attorney Tow Asks for Receiver for
the "Western Life Indemnity
CHICAGO. Sept. 16. A new complication
was added today to the legal entanglement
of the Western Ufe Indemnity company.
Federal Judge C C. Kohlsaat granted per
mission to Attorney Clark Varnum to file
an Intervening petition for the appointment
of a receiver of the company. Attorney
Varnum told the court he represents claim
ants who have been unable to collect In the
aggregate $30,000 from the Western Ufe
The case went to a bearing on a de
murrer filed by the defendants, the de
murrer attacking not only the Jurisdiction
of the court, but the form of complaint In
the bill.
A charge that officers of the Western
Life Indemnity company have violated the
oral restraining order decreed by Judge
Bethea at the first hearing was made to
day before Judge Kohlsaat by Attorney
8. O. Levlnson, appearing for some of the
policy holders. The attorney declared that
money had been disbursed by the officers
since the proceeding before Judge Bethea.
The charges that the company was being
"milked dry" were mele at the hearing
before Judge Kohlsaat, :y Attorney Levln
son of the complaining foUoy holders. "The
company is paying money on Its big con
tracts," said Mr. levlnson, "anil Is being
milked dry. It has lFsied a statement
giving its assets as In7.00O on May 1. Now
the assets are $300,000."
Levlnson said that he hadx been told by
Mr. Long, formerly attorney for the com
pany, that the concern had paid the claim
of a bank said to be involved In the $125,000
deal between President Rosenfeld and Pro
moter Gray.
"The company may transact ordinary
business, but the assets may not be used
for anything but to pay death claims,"
ruled Judge Kohlsaat.
Investigation of the affairs of the Western
Life Indemnity company by a state exam
iner today brought to light facts tending
to show that claims of perhaps thousands
of policy holders In assessment companies
have been practically wiped out through
company manipulation. Examiner Lucius
Fouts discovered that no fewer than eigh
teen small Insurance companies have ter
minated their existence by merging Into the
Western Life Indemnity company. "That
means," said the examiner, "that the policy
holders of the original companies have gone
through a sort of evasive process, which
leaves them practically uninsured although
they are still paying their premiums and
have been doing so for years.
"This condition Is not practically the
fault of the Western or other absorbing
companies, for the absorption is done ac
cording to law."
Judge Kohlsaat continued the argument
until next week. The court Instructed the
defending attorneys to let the affairs of the
company meanwhile remain In statu quo
Ifayor Vetoes Appropriation ftr Continuing
Paying Repairs.
Letter Accusing Conacllmen of Acting;
Infalrly Draws Hot Retorts
from Members, Who Feel
They Are Aggrieved.
Fair Wednesday and Thnrsday.
Temperatnre at Omaha yesterday!
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10 a. m 74 p. m n
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F. R. Stevens and 'Wife annT George
Berger Arrested by Customs
Officials In Seattle.
SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 28. George Ber
ger, local superintendent of the Pullman
Palace Car company, wna arrested this
afternoon by customs officers on the charge
of smuggling. With him was taken F, B.
Stevens, better known as "Big Steve," and
Steven's wife. The customs men caught the
trio at the depot as Berger waa carrying
valise to the train for Mrs. Stevens.
The valise contained thirty pounds of
opium. Berger denies his guilt, saying he
Is a victim of circumstances.
Stevens finished a term In prison last
April for smuggling more than a ton of
opium from Victoria to Seattle. All the
opium was seized at the time, and tt waa
the largest single seizure ever made In the
United States. .
Eighty-Fifth Annual Session of In
diana Yearly Meeting Be.
gins Today.
RICHMOND. Ind.. Sept. 21!. Preparatory
to the opening of the eighty-fifth annual
session of the Indiana yearly, meeting of
Friends tomorrow morning, the meeting of
the ministry and oversight was held today.
Hundreds of Friends are In the city and
more are arriving on every train. After a
sermon at this morning's session by Rev.
Jacob Baker of Adrian. Mich., the business
of the meeting was taken up by calling the
names of the visiting delegates.
At the afternoon session the credentials
of Rev. Albert T. Ware of New England
and Angellne Lobes of Indian Territory
were read. The latter Is an Indian of the
Ottawa tribe. Papers were then read on
the spiritual condition of the church and
Rev. J. H. Douglas of California made an
address on missionary work, calling special
attention to the work being carried on In
the Arctic circle of America.
Frlenda and Neighbors ef OH King
Congratulate II I m on Fifty Years
Residence In Cleveland.
"Mew National Bank
Commence Bnsla
mour. S.
ess at Ar.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Sept. 28. (Special Tele
gram.) The application of H. H. Smith,
W. W. Wedding, Dennis O'Flaherty. W.
W. fmlth and J. C. Hand to organise the
First National bank of Armour, 8. D., with
6,000 capital, has been approved by the
comptroller of the currency.
William Kissinger has been appointed
regular and Louis Kissinger substitute
rural carrier for route 1 at Olenvllle, Neb.
Rural routes Noa. 1 and 2 have been or
dered established December 1 at South
Shore, Codington county, 8. D., serving
1.0AO people and 211 houses.
The Minneapolis Typothetae Throws
Down the Gauntlet to Typo
graphical I'nlon.
MINNEAPOLIS. Sept. 26. The Minne
apolis Typothetae has taken a decided
stand against the Typographical union. It
agreed not only to force a strike with the
printers by refusing to sign a contract en
forcing closed shops, but to pay afiy wages
It saw fit. "We do not have to pay $18 a
week if a man Is not worth it." Is the state
ment accredited to one of the master
printers, "but $10 or $12, or whatever we
The contract with the union printers ex
pires October 1 and the employers will
force the eight hours' strike originally
called for January 1'by posting open shop
notices In all Job offices In Minneapolis Im
mediately upon the expiration of the con
(Continued Beous4 Page.)
American Party Organised to Com
- bat InBnence ef Mormon Church
nominates City Ticket.
SALT LAKE CITT. Utah. Sept. !6.-The
American party, organised to oppose the
Mormon church in city and state politics,
today placed In nomination its first muni
cipal ticket with Eira Thompson as Us
candidate for mayor. Mr. Thompson, who
is a mining nun and capitalist, waa for
merly mayor of the city, being elected as a
republican. The platform adopted charges
that "the Mormon hierarchy owns both
the republican and democratic machines."
Both republicans and democrats will nomin
ate complete tickets.
One Member ef Crew la Drowned and
Captnla ef (raft
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.. Seit. N.-Tbe
steamer Bay port Captain Jensen, enroute
to Boston, with coal, ran down and sunk
the schooner Job H. Jackson, Captain Wil
liamson, off Thimble light last night. Ona
nemner or tne scnooner crew was
drowned. Captain WllUainaua filed ft pro
test here today.
CLEVELAND. O.. Sent . -Several nun
dred Teprsfittatlve mn o-tlevnland called
upon John D. Rockefeller, at his home In
Forest Hill this afternoon and through
Andrew Squire, a prominent attorney, and
I E. Holden, proprietor of the Cleveland
Plain Dealer, expressed to Mr. Rockefeller
their esteem for him as a citizen and as a
grest business man. '
The gathering Included merchants, law
yers, clergymen, educators and men In
humbler walks of life. Forming at the
lodge, the entrance to the estate, the as
semblage walked up the steep hill to the
old-fashioned summer home overlooking the
city and county. Through Mr. Squire
tvery person was presented to and shook
namls wltn Mr. Rnckereller. There were
personal statements of good will from those
wno greetei .Mr. Kockereller, who In re
sporlse thanked each person for their kindly
expressions and esteem. Mrs. Rockefeller
was present.
After all the guests had been presented
to Mr. Rockefeller an adjournment was
taken to the veranda and In the presence of
the entire assemblage which had gathered
on the lawn immediately below, Mr. Squire
made an address to Mr. Rockefeller, giving
expression to words of eulogy and regard
for the tran whom he said had been a resl
dent of the city for fifty years.
After an address by L. E. Holden, presl
dent of the Plain Dealer Publishing com
pany. In which he spoke In appreciation o
Mr. Rockefeller's numerous benefactions to
the city, Mr. Rockefeller made a brief ad
dress In response to the greetings which
had been spoken. His remarks were almost
entirely reminiscent of his residence 'In
Cleveland and of the growth of the city.
He aald. speaking specially of the younger
men present, that there Is something more
to life than mere money getting.
"Turn your thoughts upon the higher
things of life," said Mr. Rockefeller. "Be
I of service to humanity. Turn your thoughts
! into channels of usefulness; look forward to
determination that something useful shall
come out of your success. Let your ques
tion be: "What shall be the fruitage of my
career? Shall It be the endowment of hos
pitals, churches, schools and asylums?'
Do everything you can for the betterment
of your fellow man and tn doing this you
will enjoy life the better."
In vetoing the ordinance proposing lo ap
propriate $8,000 to continue the operations
of the munclpal asphalt repair plant on an
emergency plea. Mayor Moores used some
of the ruddiest language that ever came
from the executive In an official document.
He said that en emergency In the meaning
of the charter does not exist and bfames
the council for cutting funds too close at
the beginning of the year, so as to make
the tax levy rate low. As an additional
reason for his act the mayor said:
I do not propose to make myself a target
for any dishonest damn fool of a crank who
may be a political enemy of mine and for
personal and political reasons may seek to
nnnoy me and my bondsmen by bringing
ult purely on some technical point wherein
nave approved an expenditure ot -money
nut to his liking.
As the city attorney had Informed the
council that It requires the mayor, as well
as six members, to pass an emergency ap
propriation ordinance, that body simply
bowed Its head to the Inevitable and placed
he papers on file. Through the efforts of
Councilman Nicholson a concurrent resolu
tion was adopted directing the engineer to
use the repair plant In patching holes
chargeable to persons and corporations who
open streets under permits. The comptroller
s Instructed to place the money collected
for the service In a special fund to be used
n defraying the costs of the asphalt plant.
City Attorney Breen sad that the arrange
ment Is legal and means that from $l,nr to
$l.uiw worth of repairs can be made that
otherwise would have to wait until spring.
He said that about $2,000 Is due now, prin
cipally from public service corporations.
who are willing to pay and for whom the
comptroller will make out bills this week.
An exceptionally large amount of pave
ment cuts have been made by public serv
ice corporations this year to run pipes and
mains to new buildings.
Dollar Gas Man's Letter.
The reasons of Frank M. Gregg, the $1
gas franchise man. for leaving the city
without pressing his mission, given under
dater of September 18, provoked a few fire
brands of eloquejice. Mr. Gregg's letter Is:
It wss the intent of our visit to Omaha
to submit a $1 gas franchise to your notice,
but for some unknown reason we were re
fused a hearing by the malorltv of the
council. Havlna bepn denied this courtesv
on Thursday, we are confronted on Satur
day wtui an apparent change of heart, but
we have every reason to question its sin
cerity. The proiiosltlon of a thirteen year
franchise waa submitted to us in an in
formal manner by a member of the council
Having refused to entertain anv such un.
businesslike proposition. It Is now brought
forward by another member after It had
been emphatically refused on our part.
Still a third member talks about a $100,000
oonus. ail or which makes it apparent that
ruch qulbbllnga and dlckerlngs are not evi
dence of good faith, but are mere subter
fuges for killing our franchise. We feel
sure thnt the attitude of the majority to-
waros i gas is so hostile that a hearlne.
now would only lead to further unbusiness
like statements referred to above.
We have no Intention of asking the mem
bers of your honorable body to act sponsor
for our franchise, as we are Informed the
sole function of the council is to act ss a
channel through which our proposition is
in rencn tne people, we nave every r son
to believe that this channel wsv is h.lnr
obstructed by Impossible propositions, which
anxwrrs rne same purpose as tnough a hear
ing was never granted.
The attached franchise Is the same which
has already been made public, offering
Illuminating gas at $1 per thousand, gas
public building M cents, and $12 per street
lamp per annum.
It Is unnecessary to prolong this com
munication further than saying that our
proposition for giving Omaha $1 gas Is still
open. We are ready to return to Omaha
and take up further negotiations when we
are assured that the majority of the council
will agree to make our franchise already
submitted the basis of our negotiations, snd
not attempt to Kill It with Impossible pro
visions, knowing before submitted that the
same were unbusinesslike and could not be
Cnnncllmanlc Retorts.
Councilman Dyhall said: "If Mr. Gregg
says he did not have a chance to be heard
by this council he speaks an untruth. Six
members, or a quorum, were present on
the morning set and there was no disposi
tion to prevent him from presenting hJa
Councilman Hoye I differ from Mr. Dy
ball. There were six members of the coun
cil, hut as soon as an adjournment was
taken to hear Mr. Gregg, Mr. Back put
on his hat and got out of the door, breaking
a quorum.
Five Persona Killed
Injured In
and Many Are
NEW YORK. Sept. 28. The Evening SUn
has a dispatch from Manila reporting a de
structive typhoon In that city. The nstlve
districts were swept away, 1,000 persons are
homeless, five Filipinos were killed and 200
persons Injured. Hundreds of houses were
unroofed. Thousands of electric light wires
were blown' down, filling the streets with
flames until the current was turned off. The
city was In darkness when this dispatch
was sent and all street traffic was sus
pended. It was believed shipping In the bay
had warning of the approach of the storm,
but up to the time the dispatch was sent
the ships were Invisible on account of the
rain and had not communicated with the
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28. -The War de
partment today received a cablegram from
Manila saying that the transport Logan
has been delayed from sailing from that
place by a typhoon. No mention Is made
of damage to property.
Former Captain ays Payments Made
to Greene Were for Women
Frlenda of His.
CHiCAOO. Sept. 28. Attorneys for the
fpfleral government today continued the
cross-examination of former Captain O. M.
Carter In the proceedings brought to compel
Carter to turn over $500,000 to the national
treasury. Assistant District Attorney
F.rwln went into financial transactions
which Carter had with B. D. Greene, one
of the contractors with whom It was
charged the former army officer was In
collusion for the purpose of robbing the
Carter said that the checks which he made
out to he paid to Greene were for the pur
pose of having the contractor pay certain
moneys to women of whom Carter wished
to keop Mr. Westcott, his father-in-law.
In Ignorance. It came out at this Juncture
that Oreene was an officer of the engineer
corps of the United States army and a
graduate, like Carter, of West Point.
The former captain said that Oreene was
his personal friend and that for this rea
son he had asked Qreen to act In a matter
which Carter did not wish to have made
public. It was purely a personal matter
and waa entirely foreign to any business
dealings, according to Carter's statements.
Secretary of tho Treasury Ainonnooi that
Eo Will Looto Cabinet.
8a;i Ha Will Ketiro from President'! Offi
cial Family February 1.
Deniioa Statesman Buiy Preparing for
Opening: of Congress,
Active Canvas for the Republic
Nomination for Chief Esecu
tlve to Commence tn
DES MOINES. la.. Sept. 28. Secretary
the Treasury Islie M. Shaw will leave tha
cabinet February 1. 1908. He makes tha
definite announcement today In a letter to
the Polk County Republican club.
In hlk !er answering a request for a
date for an address. Secretary Shaw stated
that he would he busy preparing for tha
coming session of congress and would ba
unable to return to fowa until February
1. upon which date he expected to retlra
from the cabinet. Shaw will then begin
his presidential campaign among his low
friends. ,
ieeretary haw Interviewed.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28. In reiterating
his declaration of last March that he would
leave the cabinet about February, Secretary
Shaw said tonight: "I shall leave the cabi
net about February 1, which has been well
known since I entered It. 1 have announced
that I would remain comparatively a short
time, I expected to get out last March, but
consented to remain longer because cer
tain Interests kept me there, but I shall
go next February,"
Chicago City Rallvrnya Will Make
Large Concessions for New
CHICAGO. Sept. 28. A definite proposition
for a new franchise grant to the Chicago
City Railway company and the Chicago
I'nlon Traction company was made by the
companies to the city council this evening.
The companies offer In consideration of a
twenty-year franchise grant by the city for
all the existing lines to waive their alleged
nlnety-nlne-year rights at the end of the
President of Fqoltable Will Tell
Board of III rectors That Assets
of Society Are Intact.
NEW YORK. Sept. 28. A statement was
given out from tho office of President Paul
Morton of the Equitable Life Assurance so
ciety today to the effect that at a meeting
of the directors of the society, to be held
tomorrow, Mr. Morton will report that the
Equitable society has paid out from Jan
uary 1 until August St. 116. in death claims,
annuities, endowments, purchased policies
and other benefits the sum of over $24,000,000.
The statement says:
This Is an average of more than $118,800
for every working day and has been done in
the regular course of business. The money
all went to the beneficiaries of the society
and In many instances was the sole re
liance of those receiving It.
Mr. Morton will also report that tha e
pert aeconntantg have not yet completed
their work and that It will be fully two
weeks more before It Is concluded, Enough
is already known to enable him to say thai
the securities and real estate of the society
are all Intact and that their values approxi
mate those exhibited by the official re
ports. Any changes In the value of stocks
of real eststa will be toward conservatism.
The expert accountants are far enough
along with tfjelr work for Mr. Morton to
assure the directors that any future dis
closure of miscarriage of funds will prob
ably refer to moneys which the society
might have received, hut which never came
twenty-year period: they promise to Im
mediately rehabilitate their lines so as to I Into its treasury, with which Its books do
give throughout the city an electric service
of single cars run In such numbers as the
city council may think proper; they will
give through service between the north
and west sides of the city and transfers
enabling a passenger to travel between
any two points for a single B-cent fare, and
they offer to give to the city a graduated
percentage of the gross earnings ranging
from t per cent to 10 per cent.
Fear Lower Rnllrond Rates Vrotn
Missouri River Will Hurt
Their Trnde.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 28 A clash be
tween the milling interests of the east and
of the Pacific coast la Imminent. The cause
Is the decision that the Interstate Commerce
not deal, and which have never been shown
or claimed to be assets. That there are
esses of this kind he has substantial proof,
but what the amounts are and where the
money went to he cannot say at the present
time, although he believes that his char
tered accounts will soon ascertain everything.
Break Away
at Iron Mines and Col
with Train at
Guernsey, I
PnnnHlmnn flrihi-n.!.. T waa V,.,. & . a
o'clock, the time the meeting was called. ' r",r l" "acnea re-
Dyball and Huntington appeared and about Tln? th" f 'rentlal on the overland rail- tun 1'iirquuii livn IU tail I'KCIIIQ
coant points on corn and commoa I. The un-
Attorney General of Kansas Alleges
That Officials ot Kansas City Fall
tn Enforce Liquor Laws.
TOPEKA, Kan., Sept. 28. In the state
supreme court today Attorney General C. C.
Coleman brought suit to oust W. W. Rose
from the office of mayor of Kansas City,
Kan., a suit to oust James Oibson from
the office of county attorney of Wyandotte
county, and a suit to oust the city of Kan
sas City, Kan., from the exercise of corpor
ate powers.
The bringing of the three suits is tVe re
sult of alleged violation of the state pro
hlbitory law In Wyandotte county and
Kansas City, Kan.
I and
gainst j lng
Governor nf Ohio Testlflea A
Chicago Woman Who Attempted
to Blackmail Him.
CLEVELAND," Sept. 16. Governor Her
rlrk went before the Cuyahoga county
grand Jury today to give evidence on which
will be secured Indictment against a Chi
cago woman who is alleged to have at
tempted to blackmail him. The governor
was accompanied to the grand Jury room
by a Chicago detective, who it Is stated had
been at work In the case. Governor Her
rick declared that the woman had per
sistently attempted to blackmail Mm (or
Decapitation of Victim by Coroner
Causes Much Feel
in.. PENDER. Neb.. Sept. 26 (8peclal Tele
gram). At the preliminary hearing which
began this afternoon of Samuel Parker,
charged with the killing of Andrew John
son, Mrs. Johnson, he wife of Andrew, tes
tified that she did noi consent to the decapi
tation of Johnson although Sheriff Young
and Coroner Volk maintain that through the
Interpreter, Gerry Meyer, they obtained con
sent. Commissioner Singhouse, Hiram
Chase and Waido Whit comb are employed
for the prosecution and Attorney T. L.
Sloan Is for the defense. There are some
twenty-five witnesses in this case and the
trial will be prolonged for several days.
Suit will be Instituted it Is said against
Dr. Ralph, who held the post mortem.
Sheriff Young. William Volk, the coroner
and Gerry Meyer, Interpreter, for the tak-
not be Introduced at the preliminary bearing.
Former Governor ef Illinois Will
Retire from Interstate Com
merce Commission,
BLOOMINGTON. IU.. Sept. 28-Former
Governor Joseph W. Flfer announces that
he will retire aa Interstate commerce com
missioner as soon as certain Important mat
ters before the commission are settled,
prebabljr about January I
10:30 Zlmman. I waited until 10:46 and.
having some business to transact, left. Ten
o'clock means 10 o'clock to me and not 11.
Hoye, Nicholson and O'Brien of the so
called minority were not here when I left.
The minority !s to blame If Mr. Gregg
did not have a chance to be heard. Now,
here is Mr. O'Brien, a man of his word,
where was he when
Councilman O'Brien Yes, sir, I am a man
of my word and I always keep It. That
is more than you do. The records here
prove you are a falsifier and a liar.
Councilman Schroeder Oh, no, they don't
Councilman O'Brien Yes, they do. I
President Zlmman Tut, tut, Mr. O'Brien.
There is no need of going on that way.
Councilman Hoye That doesn't dispose
of the fact that Mr. Back ran away.
Councilman Back The meeting was ad
journed and I had a right to. Nothing was
said about hearing Mr. Gregg. I guess I
had a right to go when the meeting was
adjourned. I did and I'll do It strain If I
want to.
President Zlmman Mr. Clerk, proceed.
Report on Wnter Pressure.
The committee on fire, water and police,
composed of Councllmen Schroeder, Evans
and Back brought In a long report con
cerning General Manager Fairfield's criti
cisms on the city attorney for what the
latter had said about deficient water pres
sure. The report, which was adopted, sat
down heavily on General Manager Fair
field and sided with Mr. Breen, on the
theory that recent and former tests of the
water pressure found It short of contract
requirements and not affording "ample fire
protection within a radius of 1.000 feet"
from the hydrants without the use of hand
or steam engines. It was asserted that the
city attorney was Justified In his remarks
about the water company, and he Is In
structed to go ahead and resist the suits
of the company to collect full hydrant rent
bills for the last half of 1&04. By way of
emphasis the report pronounced the rates
of $M and $ yearly for hydrants much too
high for the quality of service rendered.
Bills at the full amount should not be
paid unless the 'contract Is Oiled, declared
the report, and In short the city attorney
was held up for admiration, respect and
Economy on Reviewing; Stands.
The council decided to practice economy
derstandlng is that the differential on corn
and cornmeal Is reduced from 10 cents to
6 cents per 100 pounds.
This reduction. If I', shall be put In force,
will enable the eastern millers to have a
great advantage over those of the Pacific
coast and as a result of this consideration
coast millers are stirring about In this city
and elsewhere to try to have a rehearsing
or ine lacis in me nope oi securing a new
CHEYENNE. Wyn., Sept. J8 (Special
Telegram). A string of loaded cars got
away from the Iron mines at Sunrise on
tho Colorado A Wyoming railroad in the
Hartville district, 100 miles north of here
this afternoon and running down the moun
tain crashed Into an accommodation train
standing at Guernsey station. Passengers
and crew did not have time to Jump from
the accommodation train, which was tele,
scoped by the runaway cars. Tha dead
I.EN BRIOGS, conductor. Sunrise, Wyo.
MRS. A. W. I. ADD, Hartville Junction,
Injured: William Morgan, brakeman and
Charles Meyers, brakeman.
An hour after the first accident another
wreck occurred between Guernsey and
Hartville Junction In which a train hand
was badly Injured. 1
Final Mandate of Supreme Court
sues Dismissing; All Pend
ing; Actions.
LINCOLN, Neb.. Sept. 2.-The final
mandate of the supreme court has been
Issued In the long pending Bishop Bonacum
Father Murphy case from Seward county,
disposing of all the litigation which has
been pending without prejudice to any
further action that may be taken. It la
believed that a certified copy of the man
date of the court will be forwarded to Rome
by Father Murphy, the Seward county
priest who has achieved a victory In the
litigation after he had been excommuni
cated by the bishop.
The effect of the mandate. It Is stated.
Is to hold that the bishop has no standing
In the civil courts pending the final adjudi
cation tn the appeal to Rome.
I rges
II I m to Stand Fast In
for the ReaTulatlon of
Continued en Beoond Ptge
Movements of Ocean Vessels Sept. 28.
At New York Arrived: Bovic and Ca
ronia. from Liverpool; Kaiser Wllhelm drr
Orosse and Grosser Kurfurst. from Bre
men. Sailed: Kron Prins Wllhelm, for
Bremen: Cretlc. for Naples and Genoa.
At Ponta del Gada Arrived: Canoplc,
from Genoa and Naples.
At Glasgow Arrived: Fumessla. from
New York.
At Ixmdon Arrived : Georgian, from Bos
ton. At Liverpool Sailed: Corean. for Boston.
At Gibraltar Hulled: Koenlg Albert, for
New York.
At Naples Arrived: Montevideo, from
New York. Sailed: Citta dl Napoll, for
New York.
At Marseilles Arrived: Gerir.anla, from
New York.
At Rotterdam Arrived: Potsdam, from
New Vork.
At Chrtstlania Sailed: Oscar II, for New
At Hamburg 8alled: Luxor, for Ban
At HavraSaUed: Montreal, for New
LINCOLN. Neb.. Sept. 26.-W. 3. Bryan
has written another letter to President
Roosevelt, which was made public to-night.
He says in part:
To President Roosevelt: Permit a part
ing word. You have the contest of your
life before you. and 1 desire to render
you all the assistance In my power. You
have asked congress to enact a law so
enlarging the powers of the Interstate
Commerce commission as to permit it to
fix and enforce a reasonsble freight rate,
and the railroad lobby was strong enough
to stop 1n the senate the bill passed by the
house. The railroad magnates expect to
block the passage of the bill again.
Stand by your guns! You have developed
a reform element In the republican party;
you must lead It or suffer the humiliation
of seeing the leadership pass to someone
Co forward: you owe It to yourself, you
owe It to your party, and. more than all.
you owe It to your country.
w.j. &n i n.
Four Thousand Tons Go froi
York to Pnvemenla In
NEW YORK. Sept. 26.-On board a
steamer which sells todsy for Colon Is a
consignment of 4 000 tons of vitrified brick
for use In repaying the city of Panama.
This is the tlrst shipment made on a con
tract recently awarded by the Panama
Canal commission to a Dubuque, la., firm
for l.ono.000 bricks of the vitrified type, ca
pable of withstanding the damp climate of
the Isthmus. Altogether the shlpmaaU) will
amount to 10,0(4 dm.