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OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, OCTOBER
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SMASIIUP IN ST. PAUL
Great Wtitern Btock Train 8trikei Boo Line
Paaienget on Crowing.
PULLMAN CARS GO DO EMBANKMENT
One Woman ii Killed '
Person are '
TWO OR THREE Wll
Wrtokage Taku Fire
ting niihed b
f- Abont Thirtj
B ROBABLY DIE
i Blase ii Ex
amen. PASSENGER BRAKES FAIL TO WORK
Engineer tnahle to Stop Train Befora
It Reaches Intersection of Track
Doth Train were Han
ST. PAUL, Oct. 1. A Chicago Great Wes
tern stock train, running about twenty
miles an hour as It was going to the St.
Paul yards at 9:30 o'clock thin morning
struck the middle of a 800 line passenger
train which had Just left the Union station
and hurled two Pullman sleepers over a j
retaining wall to the bottom of-a gully
twenty feet below. One sleeper landed bot
tom aide up and the other fell on IIS aide.
Both car were badly wrecked. One woman
was so badly Injured that she died In St.
Joseph's hospital shortly after being taken
there and nine othen were seriously in
jured, while a acore or more were less
seriously hurt." The Boo train had arrived
from Montreal, thirty minutes late and
vai bound for Minneapolis, running so
wltnessea aay, about thirty miles an hour.
As It neared Fourth street, the track on
which It wan running leads to an inside
double track, Here the engineer of the
Poo train sighted '.he Great Western Cattle
train going for the South St. Paul stock
ards and heading for a split switch which
connects the outside and Inside tracks.
The engineer of the Great Western train
whistled for breaks, showing that his air
breaks were not working and ua a warning
to the 800 train, but It was evidently not
heard, as the Soo traih failed to slacken.
Train Nearly Empty.
The engine and first sleeper of the Soo
train got safely across the switch, but the
second and third sleepers were hit. The
end of the fourth sleeper was partially
wrecked. That no more were killed or
Injured Is due to the fact that the train
wes nearly empty, having discharged the
greater number of Its passengers at the
Union depot here.
Revised list of the dead and Injured:
' MRS. CHARA M. CROSS, Minneapolis,
died at St. Joseph's hospital.
J. P. Wilkinson, aged 45, Minneapolis,
head and right hip injured, very seriously
K. 8. Martin, head badly bruised.
Mrs. llendy Deutsch, 28 years old, Min
neapolis, back and head hurt, seriously.
I.. S. Morris, Jiged 43, Montreal, Canada,
head, back anflf neck Seriously hurt.
Franklin Lyon, aged 51, Minneapolis,
back Inlured and bruised, will recover.
Mrs. Thompson Hall, aged 32. Minneapolis,
William A. HsIL aged 39. traveling audi
tor Soo road, Minneapolis, collar bone frac
tured and scalp wound.
James Rurdau, 43, porter. St. Paul, head
back and legs Injured, serious.
Mall Wilkinson, aged 13, Minneapolis,
cslp wounds. v
Frank Martin, Brooklyn, N. T., slightly
Cyral Berglund. New York, slightly hurt.
C. J. Keenan, New York, slightly hurt.
Miss Crugltn, New York, slightly hurt.
' Injured Mar Die.
Of the seriously Injured there are six menH
and two women at St. Joseph's hospital.
Of these It Is feared two or three may die.
Mr. Martin, who has a fractured skull. Is
In a critical condition.
About twenty were treated at the Union
depot by surgeons, and nearly all of them
were able to go to hotels or continue their
Journey to Minneapolis, the destination of
the train. The Mfsa Crughltn, of New York,
whose name appears among the list of
lightly Injured, was able to go to a hotel
after her Injuries were attended to by a
The direct cause of the accident was the
failure of the air brakes on the stock train
to work. The Soo I J ne passenger train had
Just left the depot for Minneapolis and
was crossing the Chicago Oreat Western
trackB, about four blocks east of the sta
tion. The track runs along a high em
bankment at this point. The fast Great
Western stock train coming along at a
good speed struck the passenger train about
In the middle, hurling the Pullman coaches
over the embankment and they landed up
side down In a wrecked heap, twenty-five
feet below. The wreckage caught fire, but
It was promptly extinguished by the St.
Paul fire department. A squad of police
and all the hospital ambulances of the city
with a large corps of surgeons were on the
spot In a short time and the Injured were
quickly taken from the wreck and sent to
MAN BEHEADED BY TRAIN
Prank Miller, a Laborer, Instantly
Killed In South Omaha San
Bundsy afternoon Rock Island extra
freight train No. 10, south bound, ran
er and killed Frank Miller at H street
In South Omaha. Railroad men who saw
the accident, say the man was walking
north on the tracks when the train from
the south whistled and he stepped from
one track to another and was struck by
the freight. The man's head was severed
from his body and nieces of the hjt u.i
body were scattered along the track foe
about a block. So badly was the hodv
mutilated that a description of the remains
could not be given. A portion of a brown
mustache was found. The man was a
laborer but there was nothing to show
who he was, except a receipt for II paid
to Sheldon 4 Landon, Omaha, on July 15.
On this receipt the name of Frank Miller
was given. Coroner Bralley has been noti
fied and an Inquest Is to be held as soon
as the train crew returns. Undertaker
Brewer has cuarga of the body.
Late In the evening the man was posi
tively Identified as Frank Miller, a laborer
. who was formerly employed in the Cudahy
packing plant. He was a member of
Ancient Order of United Workmen. Lodge
Ho. t, and was unmarried.
HI roar Freight Handlers Oat.
1NDIANAPOIJ8 Ind.. Oct. 1 -Two
hundied out of rs freight handlers em
ployed by the Big Four Railroad company
struck here today. It Is said the men sent
a commlues to the company asking for an
Increase of pay from IS cents lo 17V4 cents
an hour. Instead of granting the In
rrease the company today installed the
tonnage or piece sstem. This. It is said,
was the main cause of the strike. On
account of heavy business the company
bad been wwiklng the en lira fore buu-dajs.
SALVATION ARMY CRITICISED
Englishman Says Member of Boots'!
' Organisation Are In Slate of
LONDON, Oct. 1 (Special Cablegram
to The Bee.) Now that General Booth, the
commander-ln-chlrf of the Salvation army,
has returned not only from a triumphal
tour around the world, but a swing around
the circle in Great Britain, there uppears
to be a disposition to criticise him and his
movements In certain quarters. Among
the remarkable Interviews concerning tiie
general and his life work Just given out
to the public is the following with John
Holland of GatesheaU-on-Tyne:
Those who have some practical ac
quaintance with tills remarkatile movement
of the Salvation Army and who, though
friendly to its work are not blind to its
defects, will -And their thoughts passing
from the glitter and show of General
Booth's triumphal progress to the drab
background of the Salvation army Itself,
where many serious grievances await re
dress. Among these may be mentioned:
First The absence of any means within
the organization for the frank discussion
of Its defects and needs.
Second The fact that Its 14,000 paid of
ficers are subject to the control of a few
olMctala at International headquarters;
that any one of them may be censured,
tried or dismissed on any charge, without
any power of effective rppeal.'and without
the facta being brought to light.
Third The fact that resignations In all
ranks are so frequent, engendering a grave
suspicion that profound dissatisfaction ex
ists throughout the organization.
Fourth The fact that many officers exist
on wie merest pittance, are often dependent
on sympathizers for food, wear themselves
out by the time they ought to be at their
prime, and are frequently compelled to
seek other , avocations when impaired
health renders success In that quest the
Filth The fact that Instances have oc
curred where officers after giving the best
of their lives to the Salvation armv ser
vice, are releguted to the background the
assurance department for Instance or "re
tired" without a pension, perhups with a
grant of a few noumU
Sixth The fact that thp general body of
iiiiuiiiii, tnotign tney give freely of
their time and money to the work, are
without any effective share In the govern
ment of the organization they voluntarily
All these things point to some deep-rooted
cause. That cause, I believe to be the es
sential contradiction existing between the
Christian nature of the movement and the
military syMem that has been ibwigned for
It. Military government centering in auto
cratic authority In a Christian bodv Is
repugnant to the true sense of the eternal I
units 01 tilings, and alien to the spirit
and teachings of the new testament. The
essence of Christianity Is freedom. The
essence of militarism and autocracy, even
!" .V'6 m,"Ji"ed form in which they exist
in the Salvation army. Is servitude.
In any movement the principles of or
ganization ought to be in accord with the
reasons and objects which called it Into
The reason for existence of the Salvation
army is the propagation of the gospel. Its
policy Is a form of military autocracy.
Here, then, there Is clashing of conflicting
principles. Whatever may be thought of
these opinions there can be no question
as to the existence of evils In this bene
nclent movement which thoroughly Tieeds
OUTRAGES AT BIALYSTOK
of Hard Treatment
st the Hands of
MOSCOW. Oct. 1. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) Letters Just received from Bia.
lystok relating to the shooting- down of
Jews by Russian soldiers contain many
hitherto suppressed facts. One of the let
ters from Rlalystok says:
Since the town haB been declared to he
subject to martial law and the military
have become masters of the town, groups
of soldiers two or three in number, have
been patrolling the streets. While a group
of woiklngtnen was standing quletlv In
Surazslisya street the patrol ordered them
to o'.snerse and one of the group remon
strated. The officer In command, without
giving the nisn any notice, ordered a sol
dier to shoot him. which was Instantly done
A bomb was thrown out of the crowd
which killed one soldier and wounded sev
eral. Then an order was given bv the offi
cer to shoot down everv Jew. Then begun
a dreadful firing in the BurazskaVa street
and neighboring streets. The soldiers, drunk
with the sight of blood, were overrunning
the streets and without notice shooting
down every Jew. male or female, met on
the way. If any man showed himself on
the balcony or st the window he was In
stantly shot down. The day's work resulted
In eighty killed outright and about )
wounded, of whom many are dying every
Out of many esses I shall cite only a few.
An old man. Itskhnk Plon bv name, was
returning from the house of (od, where he
was saying his afternoon prayers. A soldier
came up. lired at him and ti.e old man fell
to the ground. Ills son. 21 years old. rushed
out of the house to assist hi father, who
was lying In a pool of blood. H had not
time to come up close to his father before
he was shot down dead. The soldier walked
up to him. searched his pockets and took
away a watch and purse. Other people
tried to come nut to remove the bodies
from the streets, but the soldiers started
firing gnd would not let them, so those dead
bodies and many others were lying in the
streets all the afternoon and all the night
tint 11 Sunday morning, when they were put
on cars and, like dead cattle, taken away
In heaps to the hospital courtyard.
Another fact is still more horrible. In
Mlnskaya street. In the house of Venlk,
lived a shoemaker. Ahram Goldberg. He
was silting In his tenement, situated on the
ground floor, reading the Psalms and sus
pecting no evil. His wife noticed a soldier
coming Into the yard Slid aiming at the
windows. Before she had lime to shout to
her husband to run away from the window
a gun was fired and the bullet hit the man
In the head, killing htm outright and leav
ing a woman with seven children in terrible
When, on the following day. the mayor.
M. Mailanowskl, with a deputation, went to
the general commanding the troops in Bla
Ivstok to complain of the conduct of the
soldiery and to beg of him to take measures
that such a thing snouin not occur again,
the general answered: "Tell the inhabi
tants of your town that If another soldier
is killed I shall hand over the town to the
soldiers for three days.
OLD MAN KILLED BY TRAIN
Frank Murray, Aged TH, gtrnrk by
Northwestern Special on Bridge
Near River Sioux. Ia.
COUNCIL BLUFFS. Ia.. Oct. l.-The
special train carrying Sousa and his band
I tonight struck and fatally Injured Frank
1 Murray, aged 75 years, at River Sioux, a
small town on the Northwestern line. Mur
ray had his arm and a leg cut off. He
was taken to Module ajid died there. Ha
Is supposed to live at Sheldon, Ia. He
had letters In his pocket from the chief of
police at Parker, 8. !.. and mayor of Oaks,
o. I.. luui .-7
a bridge when overtaken by the train.
He endeavored to get out of the way but
a car step knocked him under the wheels.
AFTER GREENE AND GAYNOR
Officers Will Present Their Creden
tials Today and Start Home with
MONTREAL. Oct. l.-Tha two United
States marshals who came here to get
Captain Greene and Colonel Gaynor will go
to Ottawa tomorrow to deliver their
credentials to the governor general of Can
ada. This course is somewhat unusual and
Is regurded as a mark of courtesy In this
particular case aa it will facilitate mat
ters for the Canadian officials. The mar
shals expect to leave Montreal on Wednes
day with their prisoner
LABORERS REFUSE TO LAND
Men Taken frem Martinique ta Panama to
Work on Canal Balk.
FINALLY DRIVEN ASHORE BY P0UCE
Many arc Badly Injured by Blows
from I'lahs of Officers Refuse
to Listen to French
COLON. Oct. l.-Slx hundred and fifty
laborers from Martinique brought here Frl
dayon the French steamer, Versailles un
der contract to work In the canal refused
to disembark or to submit to vaccination,
which Is imperative under the American
sanitary regulations. They clamored to
be taken back to Martinique, asserting that
they had been misinformed as to the condi
tions here before they embarked and that
later they learned these conditions were
Intolerable and deadly. Yesterday morn
ing, however, 600 of them were with dif
ficulty persuaded to land and these were
sent to points along the line of the canal.
One hundred and fifty remained on board
and declined to leave the ship under any
consideration. These were forcibly ejected
from the vessel this afternoon by Panama
and Canal xone policemen, but not until
nearly everyone of them had been clubbed
and several were bleeding from ugly
Refuse to Listen to Reason.
All of yesterday and last night the Ver
sailles was guarded by Panama policemen.
Early this morning, the French consul
at Colon, M. Bonhcnry. appealed to the
men to listen to reason, explaining that
they had left Martinique under contract
with the 'Canal lone emlgrutlon agent
guaranteeing the payment of their passage
here and that while working on the canal
they would have In addition to their wages
the guarantee of free quarters and free
medical attendance. The men, however,
were not answerable to this reasoning.
Notwithstanding the efforts of the consul,
and others and despite the information
given them by several of their country
men that health and other conditions on the
isthmus were satisfactory and that the
terms of their employment would enable
them to save money, they persistently re
fused to leave the ship baring their breats
and Invoking death In preference to going
The captain of the Versailles who all
through tho trouble displayed an extra
ordinary amount of patience told the men
that he was ready to take back to Marti
nique all those who were able to pay their
passage, but the men argued that the
French government would be willing to
relmbure the steamship company and that
they themselves were penniless.
Driven Ashore by Police.
Before noon, at the Instance of M. Haven,
the agent of the company, and a French
consul, a squad of twelve police went on
board the vessel and told the men that
force would be used If they persisted in
their refusal to disembark. Seeing that
the police were armed with bayonets and
guns, the men again bared their breasts
and, said- they preferred death rather than
to be taken ashore. Governor Melerudex.
Mayor Aldron, the chief of police and
others argued with the men but without
At 2 o'clock the laborers were Informed
that they would he given two hours to
reconsider their decision and at 4 o'clock
three of them consented to disembark, 'he
others still holding out. Then the Panaman
police, armed with clubs, approached thn
laborers and on their refusing to quit 'he
ship began to club them right and left.
The xone police a few minutes later
assisted In the clubbing but with better
judgment and less Indiscriminately. About
fifty of the laborers leaped Into Che sea,
but all of the men were able to swim.
The captain, however, lowered a boat wnlcti
picked them up. Nearly every man had
received blows and several of them were
bleeding from ugly wounds.
Seeing that resistance was useless the
men then yielded and came ashore and
began to eat the food which had been
placed on the dock In sight of them for
several hours. Many of them had not
eaten since Saturday.
At I o'clock all the laborers, who were
In a pitiable condition, were placed 011 a
train which left for Corozel where they
will be put to work.
MURDER IN NEW YORK CITY
Negro Kills Hti Wife and a Boarder
of Whom He Waa
NEW YORK. Oct. l.-Enraged by Jeal
ousy, James G. Clayton, a negro, today
shot and killed his wife, Lucy, and Janv s
Hannon. also a negro who boarded with the
Clayton family. Clayton recently quarreled
with his wlfo on account of her friend
ship with the boarder and left the hnuso.
Today he returned and entering the house
by a rear window made his way to his
wife's room and finding Hannon with her
shot them both. Then he made his escape
but soon afterwards was arrested. When
arraigned he confessed the crime and said
that he had warned his wife that he would
kill her if she continued her relations with
DOWIE PARTYJS AT EL PASO
Prophet Remains Locked In Ills Car
and Attendants Deny Report
That He Is Paralysed.
EL PASO, Tex., Oct. 1. Alexander Dnwta
of Chicago and party arrived here early
today enroute to the proposed Zionist
colony at Tamaullnas, Mexico. Members of
the party deny that Dowle has been
stricken with paralysis, but they admit that
he Is ill. He has been locked In his private
car all day and all Inquirers denied admis
sion. Shortly before retiring tonight Mr. Dowle
walked from' one car to the other unaided
and his secretary called attention to this
1 an rjroor tnar ne was not mirrertnar frnm
I mnilv.l. Me
Dowle seemed weak.
not in any way disabled.
POLICE FORBID PROCESSIONS
Hungarian Coalitionists aad Social
, Ists Postpone Demonstration
Tatll October IO.
BUDAPEST, Hungary, Oct. 1. The pre
fect has issued an order prohibiting the
torchlight procession which the coalition
parties and the socialists respectively an
nounced yesterday would take place Oo
tober X. Both parties have postponed their
proposed demonstrations to October 10, the
anniversary of the execution of Count
Louts Battbylanyl, who was premier of
Hungary In 184S and who was executed by
the Austrians the following year. The
coalition parties intend to make a demon
stration at the grave of Batthylanyl. There
U no change ia the political crisis.
PLATT IS AGAINST HIGGINS
tor gays He Will Oppose Nomina
tion of taoveruor for Another
NEW TORK. Oct, 1. United States
Senator Thomas C. Piatt, who arrived
from Washington, said tonight In the
course of an interview:
"I am against Governor Hlgglns for an
other term under any circumstances."
He declined to say who his candidate
would be. Senator Plntt said the selection
of a public printer had not been decided
Who la your candidate for I'nited
States district attorneyT"
. "I am for Robert C. Morris," was the
reply, "first, last and all the time."
Senator Elsberg hns been mentioned BS
a possible candidate for the district at
"Whnt do you think of him?" the senator
"The president told me last night that
Elsberg was not a candidate. The only
other name I have heard mentioned Is that
of James R. Sheffield."
The senator was asked if he had heard
of the meeting between Odell and Wood
ruff, where Woodruff was said to have
been promised the republican nomination
for governor next year If he would make
the run for mayor this year. To this the
senator replied that lie had not, and added:
"It Is a question whether Mr. Od-11
could guarantee that, and If he did,
whether he would keep his guarantee."
POSSES SURROUND MURDERER
Preparations Made to Burn egro
Accused of Killing; Woman and
Five Children In Texas.
EDNA. Tex.. Oct. 1. A party Just arrived
In town from tne Allen pasture where
the negro. Monk Gibson, waa located
this afternoon, and reports that several
posses that are In hot pursuit are being
augmented and capture by midnight Is
deemed certain. Bloodhounds have be.;n
p'aced on his track. The officers will never
be allowed to tuke possession of the ngro.
Mr. H. II. Beaslcy. a brother of Mrs.
Conditt. the murdered woman, stated that
It was the request of his father and mother,
made tonight, 'hat the men be pleaded with
In the event Gibson is captured, not to
burn hlin until morning, as tbey both
desired to be present at his execution and
they wanted all the citizens of Edna and
Jackson county who desired to see it to
be accorded the privilege. They want the
burning to occur in a suitable public pHce
lr- Edna. The desire of the father and
mot Iter has been communicated to all the
pesses that could be reached and II ia gen
erally believed that their wishes In the
matter will be respected. Should the negro,
therefore, bo caught tonight. It is very
probable that the execution will take place
about 10 o'clock Monday morning.
SOLDIER STABBED IN BACK
Peter Mrlntyre of the Coast Artillery
Killed by William Snyder at
NEW, TORK. Oct. l.k-Poter Mclntyre. a
private In the Wist company. Coast artil
lery, was stabbed and killed last night In
the barracks at Fort Totten. Whltestone,
L. I., by Private William Snyder.
The men had quarrelled during the day
and Snyder, enrly In the evening whs
heard to sny In a saloon near the fort, that
he had to hurry back to the barracks -is
ho had to kill Mclntyre before midnight.
Coming on Mclntyre as the latter was
going up stairs In the quarters he plunged
a bayonet Into his back, killing him In
stantly. Snyder was disarmed and placed In the
guard house to he surrendered to the civil
authorities for trial. Mclntyre was 25
years of age and enlisted In Newhurgh,
N. V. Snyder's home was In Whltestone.
FORGER C0MMITTS SUICIDE
t. Louis Man Aecnsed of Passlnsr
Worthless Cheeks Drinks Car
bolic Acid After Arrest.
ST. LOUIS. Oct. 1. While waiting the
arrival of a patrol wagon after his ar
rest on a forgery charge, Thomas O. Con
nor, to years old, today committed suicide
by drinking carbolic acid. He died before
he could be sent to the city hospital. Con
nor was arrested on the charge-n( pas
sing two worthless checks, aggregating
SI W While being taken to the patrol box
Connor resisted the hfflcer and It waa with
difficulty that the policeman got his pris
oner to the street corner. There Connor re
marking: "You will never take me to the
police station alive." placed his hand In
his back pocket. The policeman thinking
he was about to draw a revolver, reached
for his own weapon, but Connor only pro
duced a flask from which he drank the
ARREST IN SUIT CASE MYSTERY
William Haynes of West Fnd, Boston.
Believed to Know Something of
Murder of Womaa.
BOSTON. Oct. l.-The first arrest In con
nection with the finding In the harbor near
Winthrop, September 21. of a dress suit
case containing the torso of a woman on
whom the medical examiner states' an Il
legal operation had been performed, oc
curred today when the police took Into
custody on suspicion of being an accomplice
In the case, William Haynes, of 62 Chamber
street, West End, tills city. The arrest Is
said to have been made on statements
made by Samuel A. Wlngfleld. who told
the police that he had a friend who had
cut up a body. Haynes was examined at
le;gth hy the police, and While he denied
the accusation, he stated that his friend
had confused it with his being on a coro
ner's Jury. He waa locked up. Wlngfleld
was also held us a witness.
TWO DROWN IN LAKE CONTRARY
Albert Mesel of Leavenworth and R,
B. Osborne of St. Joseph Ac
ST. JOSEPH, Mo.. Oct. l.-Albert Mesel.
aged a, of Leavenworth. Kansas, an.i R.
B. Osborne, 28-ears old, of St. Joseph!
were drowned In Lake Contrary today. The
men lost an oar while crossing the lake In
a boat. In trying to recover the oar the
boat was overturned.
Miss Roosevelt In Japan.
TOKIO, Oct. 1.-4 p. m.-Miss All.e
Roosevelt arrived at Shimonesekl this
morning and went aboard the steamer
Minnesota without going ashore. The
Minnesota left for Yokohama at 11 o'clock
Miss Roosevelt was welcomed by numerous
steam launches decorated with Japanese
and American flags and the harbor pre
sented a lively appearance until after iht
AK-SAR-BEN KEEPS SABBATH
Qaivera'a Noble King Shnta Down on
Amaiemtnt on Lord'i Day.
BEGINS AGAIN TODAY IN EARNEST
Klna's Highway Opens with Special
Attention to F.agles and Foresters
Reduced Railroad Rates
Gates open from a. m. until midnight.
Band roncprts, 1 and 7 p. m.
Free Attractions Mine. Ami, aerial artist,
1:85 and 8 p.m.; Phil D.Greene, spiral tower,
4 !) and 10:3o p. m.: Prince Youtuckey, hig'i
wire acts. J:lo and t p. m.; slide tor lite,
11:15 and 1:53 p. m.
All shows open at l:3e and 7:30 p. m.
Hancock loops the loop In the stadium
at 3:30 and t:M p. m.
Douglas County Agricultural society ex
hibition. Attendance at Klna's Highway.
First day 8,i67
Second day 6.483
Third day 6.bst
Fourth ilay 13,41
All was quiet on the King's Highway
yesterday. The day was one of rest in
every sense of the word. Save for a few
policemen, who walked the ellent streets
of Ue festal city, crunching confetti under
their feet, and the watchmen at the gates,
there was little during the morning hours
to disturb the Sabbath caltti that hung
over the Highway.
About noon the animals in the wild anl-
,11 .4 1
mm blow iuiiu-u over ill ineir caseo, jt:cit.-u ,
out of the bars and blinked their eyes
against the flood of sunshine that found
Its way through the eaves of the tent.
Soon afterward a man came, in with a
I lot of meat and then one of the lions
passed the word down the line and in a
Jiffy the wild animal show was as wide
awake as a Sunday school picnic.
"Queen Lll." the riding elephant, has
recovered from her 'Indisposition of Satur
day night. She was taken down to her
private car in the freight yards and given
a little heart to heart talk by Superin
tendent Bushea. Lll was told that if she
repeated her antics of Saturday evening
she would be placed In the detention home.
As a matter of fact, Lll was given a bath
and rub down Saturday night and Sunday
woke up In the sweetest temper Imaginable.
Lll slept until noon Sunday and took a walk
In the afternoon with her keeper.
Fagles and Foresters.
Today Is .special day on the Highway for
Eagles and Foresters. The Traveling Men's
Protective association has completed Its
booth, which will be opened this morning.
The traveling men will turn out en masse
to the Highway next Saturday.
The reduced railroad rates go Into effect
today throughout the kingdom of Qulvera.
Another large crowd Is looked for today
at the Highway. Superintendent Bushea
expects to make some changes In the
amusement program. Director Breed has
sold all his booths and Is now directing his
attention to the general welfare of the
thousands that will attend this week.
Sergeant Vanotis, who has charge of the
policing of the Highway, says the conduct
of Saturday night was good, considering
the large crowd. He now has his detail
well organized and expects this week to
pass without any misbehavior on the
CONFLAGRATION IN JAPAN
Army Storebonse at Hiroshima De
stroyed, F.ntalllug Loss of from
Two to Five Millions.
TOKIO", Oct l.-A fire broke out 1n an
army storehouse at Hiroshima, at 1 o'clock
thla morning and continued for over three
hours, destroying twenty temporary build
ings together with their contents, consist
ing principally of provisions and clothing.
The cause of the fire Is being Investigated.
A large portion of the clothing was
removed from a new storehouse before the
A telegram from Hiroshima, says that the
fire was still burning at 1 o'clock this after
noon. In addition to the twenty buildings
containing clothes and provisions seven
others filled with fodder were destroyed.
Although the buildings were constructed of
light material they contained an enormous
amount of stored goods and the structures
being of an Inflammable nature, the flames
were difficult to extinguish. The Are was
discovered at 1 o'clock. It waa probably
of an Incendiary origin. The loss Is vari
ously estimated at , from $1,000,000 to
SERVICE IS THE WATCHWORD
Railroad Y. M. C. A. Convention at
Detroit Adjourns After a Profit
DETROIT. Mich., Oct. 1. "Service la the
keyword of ihls convention." said John R.
Mott of New York, tonight at the final ses
sion of the conference of the rallroa.l
Young Men's Christian association
which has been in Besslon here
for four days. .Mr. Mott's address, which
was the last of the conference waa a clea
to the men to take home a realisation of
the necessity for personal service lr the
Christian work of the railroad Young Mn's
Fred B. Smith of New York, addressed
1 2.000 men at a mass meeting this afternoon.
"Drunkenness, gambling and impurity are
the three sins which today threaten the
manhood of this country," he ald.
More than a score of the pulpits of the
city were occupied at both morning and
evening sessions today by delegates to the
conference and the conference leaders.
It was announced that the total regis
tered attendance of delegates during the
conference was 1.539.
WRECK IN BIRMINGHAM YARDS
Three Well Known Young Men Killed
by Derailing of a Switch
BIRMINGHAM. Ala.. Oct. 1. A switch
engine In the yards of the Louisville and
Nashville railroad Jumped the track at an
early hour this morning and two nieen were
instantly killed and a third died in the
hospital a few hours later. The dead are:
T. P. Bibb. Belle Mina, Ala.; Joseph
Armon, Bessemer, Ala.; and L. M. Glass,
Columbia. Ala., all are well known young
men. They were standing on the front run
ning board of the switch engine which was
going at a high rate of speed when sud
denly the front wheels jumped the track.
The front of the engine struck twd cabooses
on adjacent tracks and rolled over on Its
side. The bodies of the men were terribly
Engineer C. H. Roaser Jumped and waa
uninjured. The fireman, Silas Gray, also
Jumped and sustained a badly sprained
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Temperntnre at Mmaha Yesterdnyi
Hoar. Ilea. Honr. Ilea.
A n. m tut 1 p? m MT
Ha. m 4tl 2 p. m "
T n. m 44 : p. m Tit
H a. na 4 4 p. m TO
I a. ra...... K.t B p. m lit
10 n. in .VI II p. m
11 n. in vjt 7 p. in nil
12 m ....... . on a p. m 0:1
U p. nt Ml
SUIT AGAINST ROYAL ARCANUM
Columbus Attorney Asks Injunction
Against Increased Assessment
COLUMBUS. Neb.. Oct. 1 (Special.) A
case has been filed In the district court,
the outcome of which will be of more
or less Interest to this state, and
also to all parts of the United States.
W. A. McAllister, a prominent attorney
here. Is the plaintiff In the action, and he
names the Royal Arcanum as the de
fendant. He recites In his petition that
the defendant is a corporation organized
under and by virtue of the laws of the
J state of Massachusetts, and doing busi
ness in Nebraska. He alleges that In
1W0 he Joined Mystic council No. 130 of
the order In this city; that he was at
that time between 32 and 33 years of age;
that the defendant Issued a beneficiary
policy on his life In the sum of S.1,000;
that It was agreed that the monthly as
sessment on the same would be $1.50; that
several years later hla assessment was In
creased, and that on the first day of last
v. ""', r,vim iijLi'-nnr ill iikj -
...,. ,. ia,,ij
making his monthly
payment $10.77. This last payment is on
the basis of 08 years of age, and under
the by-laws and constitution, which Is
made a part of the petition, the Royal
Arcanum can accept no applicant or issue
any policy after 56 yenrs of age. The
plaintiff prays, that the defendant may be
perpetually enjoined and restrained from
making the plaintiff's assessment any
higher than it would be at Do years, which
Is the limit. The case will very probably
be heard in the federal courts.
LOSE TRAIL IN , SNOWSTORM
Rxplorers Sent Out by Motor League
Have Rough Experience In
ROCK SPRINGS. Wyo., Oct. 1. (Special.)
The Reo Mountaineer, the slxteen-horse
power automobile sent out by the Ameri
can Motor league on a tour of exploration,
which takes It twice across the American
continent, arrived here this afternoon in
a blinding snowstorm, after having lost
the trail and spent the night In the moun
tains, with the thermometer far below the
The Reo Mountaineer, driven by Percy
F. Megargel of the Buffalo Automobile
club, who is accompanied by David F. Fas
sett of Lansing, as mechanician, passed
through Omaha on September 6. The car
Is specially made for touring or at least
the body Is so constructed that by tipping
over the front seat and changing the po
sition of the cushions. It presents very
much the same appearance as a Pullman
Despite the fact that most of the moun
tain passes are closed for the winter, the
Reo Mountaineer started westward again
this afternoon with a Btock of provisions
ample for a week In the mountains should
the blizzard cause the tourists to again
lose their way.
Three thousand of the 9.000-mlle trip
have already been covered and tho tourists
expect to make New York by January 1,
unless hopelessly burled In the snows In
either the Cascade or Sierra Nevada moun
ARRESTED WHILE AT PRAYER
3. Walter Franklin of Birmingham,
Ala., Accused of Having Two
Wives too Many.
BIRMINGHAM. Ala., Oct. 1. J. Walter
Franklin was arreeated here tonight by
detectives while taking part In the services
of the Salvation Army, on the charge of
bigamy. Franklin Is alleged to have three
wives. His first marriage, It la alleged,
was In Newport, Ky., and his wife's name
Is Mrs. Cora Franklin. About three yenrs
ago he came to thla county and married
a relative of Deputy Sheriff Reeves at
Toakvlne. Ala. A short time ago he
brought his second wife 'and child to
Birmingham, but soon sent them home to
visit relatives. Soon after their departure
he la alleged to have married Miss Peachla
JoneB, a pretty 18 year old girl of the Sal
vation Army of this city. He was with
the latter when the arrest was made and
she was leading a prayer service when tho
MITCHELL TO SEE ROOSEVELT
President Asks Head of Miners Or
ganisation to Come to Washing,
ton for a Conference.
SCR ANTON, Pa , Oct. l.-By Invitation,
President .Mitchell of the United Mine
Workers will on Tuesday next call on
President Roosevelt. He does not know
particularly what the president wants to
see him about, but It is surmised here
that it Is to look over the possibility of
averting a strike In the anthracite region
Mr. Mitchell will leave early tomorrow
for New York to attend a meeting of the
executive committee of the civic federa
tion. He will leave New York tomorrow
night for Washington, to keep the ap
pointment with President Roosevelt.
STEAMER STRIKES A MINE
Chinese Coasting Vessel Sunk Near
Sbaa Tung and Fifteen Per
CHE FOO, Oct. 1. The coasting steamer
Hslesho, plying between Shanghai and
Tien Tain, struck and was totally de.
stroyed by a mine nine miles south of the
Shan Tung promontory Saturday morning.
Fifteen persons on board the vessel were
drowned, included among them being En
gineers Mauchan and Mulr. The foreign
passengers and a portion of the crew of
Hslesho were rescued by two passing
Movements of Ocean Vessels Oct. 1.
At New York Minnehaha, from Ixindon
and Voderland, from Antwerp passed Nan
tucket and will dock at t a. m. Monday
At Southampton Arrived: Philadelphia,
frm New York.
At Liverpool Arrived: Sicilian and Tun
isian, from Montreal.
At Glasgow Arrived: Caledonia, from
New York via Movllle.
At Movllle Balled: Furnessla for New
I At Dover Sslled: Kroonland for New
iYork: Fuerst Bismarck for Ntw York.
. At Queenstown bailed, ttrurla fur New
LOOMIS AND BOWES
Letters Between Assistant Secretary and
President on One Fbaie of Case
ATTITUDE OF SECRETARY HAY DISCUSSED
Friends of Former Minister Fay He Urged
Fresident to Dismiss Loom is.
MR. ROOSEVELT CONTRADICTS STATEMENT
Says Secretary Objected to Even Lijht
Censure of Lr. Loomis.
REGARDED BOWEN'S CHARGES PERSONAL
a a He Was Disloyal to the Depart
ment of Administration
and to Ills Coun
try. WASHINGTON. Oct. 1 In correspon
dence between President Roosevelt and
Assistant Secretary of State Loomla, made
public here tonight, the president says
Secretary Hay disagreed with hlin on even
mild censure, of Mr. Loomis In the Taft
report on the Investigation of tho charges
brought by Mr. Bowen, formerly minister
to Venezula and adds that Secretary Huy
very strongly condemned Mr. Bowens
course. The president quoted Mr. liny
as declaring that most of the charges were
really ngainpt himself. (Mr. Hay), and
"not against Mr. Loomis at all," and that
Mr. Bowen knew that.
The statement made public Is as follows:
In order to make known the real facts
concerning a widely current misappre
hension respecting certain views of the
late secretary ot Btute, Mr. Hay, the fol
lowing corespondence was given to the
Department of State, Washington, D. C,
Dear Mr. President: For some time past
there hns appeared in various newspapers,
including some of the journals published
In New York, statements, more or less
direct, to the effect that grave differences
of opinion existed between yourself and the
late secretary of state, Mr. Hay, concern
ing both myself and the action to be taken
by you on the findings and report of Sec
retary Taft In the mutter of charges made
against me hy Bowen, a former United
States minister to Venezuela. I will cite
a cuse in point:
Not long hbo a responsible New York
paper, to which, I am reliably Informed
on the best authority, Mr. Bowen has been
freely offering materiul for use, printed
the follcwlng pnrueraph:
"Practically the last official act of Mr.
Hay's life was to visit the White House,
for the purpose of urging the president
not lo dismiss Bowen and to dismiss
Loomis. but learning the president's mind
waa made up, he went away with his mes
"Mr. Hay thoroughly disliked and dls
trusted him (myself) and told the presi
dent so, but was finable to produce any
effect on the president's mind."
Similar suggestions, more or less circum
stantial In form, have so frequently ap
peared In the public prints that 1 am con
strained to Inquire whether. Insofar as you
are aware, they aro supported by any babia
I do not know what private conversation
may have taken place between yourself
and Mr. Hay concerning me and my course
of conduct while I was connected with the
service, of the public, but I do know from
Mr. Hays' own Hps something of his
opinion of Mr. Bowen and -1 know full
well both the unfailing courtesy with whlcli
Mr. Hay received my many suggestions
concerning departmental matters and the
personal cordiality which he always mani
fested toward me.
In December Inst I went to Mr. Hay's
house and told him that I expected to re
sign from the department within the course
of the next elKht or nine months, He was
good enough to say:
"I am extremely sorry to hear this; I
have always lni)cd you would remain In
your present position as long as I remained
In the cabinet."
On other occasions, both before and
since that time. Mr. Huy accorded mo
seemingly convincing proofs of his confi
dence. It may Interest you to know that at Mr.
Hay's request I spent at his home whHt
proved to be practically the Inst hour of
his life In Washington. He upon that oc
casion indicated to me fully and lucidly
as was his wont, what he wished mv two
colleagues and myself to do In depart
mental action and policy to be cnrrlecj out
during Ills absence, he referred to the
Bowen episode with much feeling. Among
other things ho said he was dlHgusted with
Bowen beyond expression: that vanity ap
peared to Ive a oisenso wun mm, ana mm
he was both disloyal and untruthful, and
had been treacherous not only to hlin
(Mr. Hay) but lo the country.
In view of this conversation, to which
I have adverted in the briefest possible
manner. It Is difficult for me to believe
that there Is any truth In either of the
foregoing paragraphs which I have quoted,
or any others which have been printed of
As I am very soon to retire from tna
public service. I trust that you will feel
that I am not unduly or Improperly trcB
passlng on your time with this rather per
Respectfully and sincerely yours,
FRANCIS B. LOOMIS.
Mr. Iloosrvrlt's Letter.
The president's letter:
THE WHITE HOUSE. OYSTER BAY,
Sept. 27. Mv Dear Mr. Isinniis: In answer
to your letter of September ?S, I desire to
state, in the broadest and most emphatic
manner, that tho statement you quote as
a parHgraph In certain newspapers and
especially in certain New York newspapers,
as to the supposed differences of opinion
between myself and the late secretary of
state. Mr. Hay. In respect to the action
taken by me regarding Mr. Bowen In con
nection with the charges against you Is
not merely without foundation In fact, but
Is the direct reverse of the truth.
You were appointed assistant secretary
of state on Mr. Hay s suggestion and re
quest. He never Bpoke to me about you
save with respect and cordial appreciation
of the services you were rendering and he
expressed to me very great regret that you
were going to leave the service and stated
that he had hoped that you would stay as
long as he did and that he would find It
rflmcult to get anyone in your place whom
he would like so much.
Mr. Hay expressed himself very freely on
the occasion of his iHHt visit to Washing
ton, Including the last occasion when I
ever saw him alive, us regards the aciioii
taken bv me on the report of Mr. Taft
concerning the charges mad" by Mr. Bowen
Not only did he express himself about
Mr. Kowen to me in the languuge you quote
him as having used at ahout I lie sunie time
to you In speaking of Mr. Bowen. but he
also condenimed Mr. Howen In mucti
stronger terms than those which you quote
til in' as having used, .and dwelt particularly
on the fact of what he called the treach
ery and disloyalty of Mr. Bowen to the
government and to film i.Vlr. Hay), repeat
ing again and spain that the most of the
charges Mr. Howen iimcle were really not
charges against you at all, but against
hlnihelf. (Mr. Hay), and that Bowen of
course, knew this.
Moreover. Mr. Hay used about Mr. Bowen
stronger language of condemnation than I
have ever heard him use about any other
man who had served under him. But this
was not all. Mr. Ilay then did what he
very rarely did. Hu expressed lis strong
dissent from the action I had taken in en
dorsing Mr. Taft's report as regards even
the mild censure of you which It con
tained, stating that he disagreed with both
Mr. Taft unit my self on Ihls point and
felt that you were In no way whatever
censurable, and Unit the only action that
had been called for was the dismissal of
Mr. Howen and tnu announcement of your
entire vindlcutlon. Very truly yours,
Steamer Alameda SHU Aground.
SAN FRANCISCO. Cal . Oct. l.-The
Oceanic Steamship company uteumer Ala
meda, which went on the rocks ne:: r
Fort Point yesterday, is still hard and
fast on the reef. It now has slxiut taenty.
four feet of water In her hold, and It Ii
believed that it will be impossible wlih
the facilities at hand to float It. It lbs
in an eaity position, but In a location that
will be exutiuvlv eerlvus ia a beav act.
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