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FAVOR SHIP SUBSIDIES
Banker Put Beiolntioi Approving Bill
I Before Goagreii Lut eoeaion.
WISHES TO RESTORE FLAG TO SEAS
Balief Eipmed tin Method Prepoeed
Will TJphnil V Tt Murine.
f reposed I ,
Report U Read. Actio la
Takes Delegate. Jerot the
Afternoon to Mght-
WASHINGTON. Oct. X2.-Tlie American
Association of Bankers today put Itself
squarely on record a favoring government
subsidies for the upbuilding of American
merchant marina. Keaotutlona reviewing
Ihe growth of American eommerce and the
decline In American shipping and pledging
the association to throw the weight of It
Influence toward tha enactment of a ship
subsidy Jaw were presented, by the legis
lative v council of the association and
adopted- by a rising vote. In which it was
estimated that three-quarters of the dele
gates took the affirmative side.
The aeoond day's session of the conven
tion occupied three hours and was devoted
to the transaction of such business as waa
contained in the report of the executive
council.- besides addresses Interesting and
Instructing on various phases of banking.
The report of the currency committee was
read, but no action taken thereupon. The
report followed the suggestions yesterday
by Secretary Shaw In his address before
the convention for an emergency currency.
Former Representative Pugsley of Peek
skill, N. T., who submitted the report, ex
pressed the opinion that congress would
enact financial legislation If the ' bankers
presented a. united demand fcr some ape
clflo measure. The report outlined several
rhangea in the system which might be ad
visable to make by legislation.
. Resolution oa Subsidies.
The enthusiasm of the day was vented on
the ship subsidy provision. The five enact
ing clauses of the resolution are as follows:
Resolved. By the American Bankers' as
First That the members of this associa
tion are deeply Interested in any measure
which will promote the Interest of the
whole country commercially and indus
trially, and especially with reference to our
Becond That we favor and most respect
fully urge the passage by congress of some
measure to foster and encourage the up
building of our merchant marine and give
us hack the preetlge upon the high, seas
which we once enjoyed.
Third That we favor the ship subsidy
measure which vas received consideration
Viv onnureaa. which wa think would tend to
restore our flag upon the seas and build up
nrmercnnt marina in me -extern mat
the tieoKMHttles of our trade now and in the
future may demand.
Fourth That ve recommend that our
Senators and conBressmen favor some Just
tnd equitable measure that will bring about
the results ana arrorei me renei auove Bug
-irih Th.t thrmish our legislative com
mittee we memorallse the senate and the
house Jf representatives of the I'nlted
Plates with a copy of these resolutions. )
The afternoon was given up to slghtsee
Ing. The convention will terminate with
the session tomorrow, the program of
. which includes the election and Installation
Tn the Invocation opening the convention,
Rev. Dr. T. 8. Hamilton deplored all
lapses from the high standards of honor
among those managing the financial Inter
eets of the country and prayed that con
actoajsness might be quickened and wills
strengthened that men may execute the
trusts of the people.
Council's Report .Condensed.
(""enslderatlon of the report of the ex
ecutive council, which was before the con
vention at adjournment yesterday, was re
sumed and many communications embraced
therein read and referred to appropriate
O., W. Oarrella of Ft. Louis read a com
munlcatinn containing a resolution pledging
the convention to send a delegation to
congress to secure a Joint commission of
legislators, bankers and experts to formti
late some plans of complete reorganization
of the monetary system. It was referred to
the executive council.
The convention authorised the appoint
mant Of a atandlng Committee of five. The
committee was recommended by the ex
ecutive committee. At the suggestion of
I E. Plrrson of the New York Exchange
bank a committee of five was authorised
to confer with a committee of shippers and
carriers to sgree On a uniform bill of
Resolutions favoring government aid to
shipping were presented from the execu
tive council without recommendation, which
served as a topic of discussion. Robert
J. Lowery of Atlanta, the author of the
resolutions, spoke In favor of the resolu
tions, as did also E. J. Parker of Qulncy.
Mr. Fletcher. 'president of the German
National bank of Uttle Rock. Ark., opposed
"subsidies" for any American Industry.
Thla declaration provoked the first applause
on the subject. He hoped the resolution
would be defeated.
Favor Ship Subsidies.
Upon a rising vote the resolutions were
The resolutions recite that the members
of the association are deeply Interested In
the commercial and Industrial conditions
of the whole country; It favor and most
respectfully urges upon congress the pas
sage of somo measure to foster and encour
age the upbuilding of the American mer
chant marine; that the ship subsidy which
has received the consideration of congress,
is favored; that members of the association
recommend and urge upon their respective
senator and congressmen the necessity of
action, and that aa an afsoclatlon congress
be memorallsed with a copy of the resolu
tion. Tha currency committees' report was then
read. The report atates that if some plan
of currency reform could be agreed upon
congress might be induced to take action.
It was given as the opinion of the commit
tee that such legislation ahould provide that
I'nlted State note or legal tender ahould
be retired if practicable. Also that a suffi
cient reserve fund should be set aside in the
I nlted States treasury to provide for the
redemption in gold of about triuO.OuO.OuO of
aiiver outstanding; that the secretary of
the treasury should have discretionary
power to deposit In the national banks such
portion of the surplus fund in excess of
JaO.OUtf.tXU whether derived from customs
receipts' or Internal revenue, as he may
deem proer. to prevent absorption of
money by the treasury, such deposit to be
DISCLOSURES NOT LIKED
Germany la Not Pleased with Story
Pabllshed tn a Paris
BERLIN. Oct. 12-Although no positive
official declarations have been made on the
subject of the Paris Matin's disclosures of
what took place Immediately before the
retirement of M. Delcasse from the minis
try of foreign affair. Inspired paragraph
indicate that they have produced a most
unpleasant effect among the member of
the German government. The manner In i
which the statements attributed to M. Del
easse were received In England Is far from
satisfactory and their prompt repudiation
In an Informal manner by the British gov
ernment was what the German government
desired. It is expected that when ques
tioned on the subject the British govern
ment will deny In Parliament the Matin'
specific utterances about British officers of
It Is learned the government gave Ger
many assurances last June that no offen
sive or defensive alliance existed bet wee 1
Great Britain arid France. The one thing
obvious to the German public Is that hope
of political co-operation between Germany
and France must for the time be given up.
The Foreign office says Germany lias
made no formal communication of any sort
to Great Britain on the Matin's statements,
but they have been the subject of confi
dential verbal expressions between the
diplomatic representatives of the two gov
COLOGNE. Oct. I!. The Cologne Gaxette
today prints an inspired dispatch from
Berlin in which the Paris Matin's revels,- I
tions are discussed. The dispatch notes
that the articles In the Matin have caused
great embarrassment In France and Great
Britain and that those countries have a
prime interest in the clearing up of the
matter. It Is evident from the dispatch that
the German government believed that M.
Delcasse believed In good faith that France
had Great Britain's promise of military
assistance for war with Germany and
shaped his policy accordingly. Therefore,
the- dispatch points out. It la Impossible
to brush the Matin's story aside as chi
merical. If M. Delcasse was self-deceived,
the dispatch says, still the practical conse
quences would have been the same and
war would have resulted from his passion
ate policy of revenge. M. Delcasse' belief
that Great Britain' atwlntunce was pledged
formed the basis of his policy and the
attempt made In Great Britain to dismiss
the matter as a ridiculous fantasm Is In
sufficient and the story cannot be disposed
of in this way. The Gorman view, the dis
patch adds, Is that the story must be taken
seriously until the British government gives
out a formal utterance to fully vindicate
the position of Great Britain.
SENSATION IN LONDON CASE
Witness Says F.vldenee Given In Watt
Cnse Waa Not the
LONDON, Oct. 12. Today's proceedings
In the case of Hugh Watt, the former mem
ber of Parliament, who Is charged with at
tempting to bribe a private detective named
Marshall to assist him In murdering Watt's
former wife, were marked , by the. sensa
tional withdrawal by the cattleman. Nor
man Battle, of tha evidence which he gave
September 22. On that occasion Battle de
clared that he overheard a conversation
between Marshall and another man in
which Marshall was threatened.
Battle today said his real name was
Llghtfoot and that Watt, who was ac
companied by a man describing himself as
an equerry of King Edward, met the wit
ness In Hyde park August 24 and Informed
him that the king wished the case to be
withdrawn. At Watt s dictation Battle (or
Llghtfoot) wrote a letter to Watt's lawyer
saying he could clear Watt. The latter
also dictated the evidence which the wit
ness gave September 22. Battle added that
he had received about 1200 from Watt and
the equerry was advised to go to Canada
and was promised $26,000 and a government
position for life.
Replying to further questions, Battle said
the supposed equerry was Introduced as
"Lord Klnloch." The latter said the case
waa to be "hushed up" by order of the
king, who was a friend of Lady Violet
The case was adjourned until October 27.
PRINCE TROUBETSKOY IS DEAD
Leader of Russian Liberals Stricken
with Apoplexy While la Confer,
enee with Minister.
ST. PETERSBURG. Oct. 12. Prince Ber
glus Troubetskoy was trlrken with apo
plexy tonight while attending a conference
of M. Glassoff. minister of education, and
he died In two hours.
Prince Troubetskoy was considered the
foremost liberal In Ruasla. For a long
time he was president of the semstvo con
gress of the government of Moscow and
headed the .delegation whlrh In June last
presented trie petition of the all-Russian
congress of semstvo and municipalities to
Emperor Nicholas. On September 15 last
he wss elected rector of the University of
Moscow by a large majority, being the
first elected bead of a Russian university
since ISM, when the government assumed
the right of nomination.
The election of the prince removed him
from the list of candidates for the national
assembly. In which It wa hoped he would
be one of the prominent leaders, and per
haps Its president. Prince Troubetskoy
was a marshal of .the nobility.
HUMANE SOCIETY'S STAND
Wanta No Change In Present Law
Governing Shipment of Lire
PHILADELPHIA. Oct. 12-At today's
session of the American Humane society a
resolution was adopted opposing any change
In the present twenty-eight-hour limitation
for cattle transportation. This action by
the society waa taken in an effort to pre
vent it possible any extension of the time
limit, which It is claimed the western cattle
dealers are endeavoring to accomplish
through a change in the law. William O.
Bllllman of 'Albany waa elected president
and Alfred Millard of Omaha treasurer.
ALDERMAN PLEADS GUILTY
Kaaaas City Official Fined for Sell
ing Whisky Wlthoat
KANSAS CITY. Oct. ll-Wllllam Abel,
alderman from the Ninth ward, pleaded
guilty in the criminal court here today to
selling whisky at his drug store without a !
license, and was fined 140 and coats. In
pleading Abel said all druggists sell more
or less whisky without a license. "I've
been selling It without a prescription," ,
said, "so there la nothing lor uta to do but
FROST LINE MOVES SOUTH
Temperature at Fraeiiog Foist in Soma
oootioni af Louisiana.
ALL QUARANTINES wiLL BE RAISES SOON
Only Fifteen New Cases of Yellow
Fever and Two Deaths at New
Orleana Are Reported
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. U.-Report of yel
low fever situation to p. m. :
New cases 1$
Total to date 1,261
New foci S
Cases under treatment 1M
Cases discharged 2,678
Colder weather, the mercury going to 68
here and under 40' tn many other parts
of the state, with frost in the middle
section of the state, today Increased the
probability of the early extinction of yel
low fever throughout Louisiana and Mis
sissippi, the two state which have been
Infected since August last. In both state
conditions are considered to be of the
brightest and with fear practically passed,
and people generally utterly tired of the
estrlctlons put upon travel. It Is antici
pated that the era of quarantine will soon
The news was of exceptionally favorable
character, for while the frost did not ex-
tend to New Orleans, which It would have
had to do to break all previous records,
it touched points as near aa thirty-five
miles north of New Orleans. Crowley, La;,
reporting a light fall. Aside from the. frost,
the temperature declined almost to the
freezing point In some sections of Louisi
ana, with the effect, undoubtedly, of killing
or driving Into hibernation all mosquitoes
that might have existed In exposed places.
Frost la Alabama.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 12. There wa
a heavy frost here and all over northern
Alabama last night. Cool weather contin
ues today and It is expected that quaran
tines In this section will be raised at once.
The statement was made by atute health
officers yesterday that if frost fell last
night the quarantines would be promptly
LOUISVILLE. Ky.. Oct. 12. In response
to a telegram from President Miller of
the Natches (Miss.) Relief committee, the
Louisville board of trade today began
canvass of the business district of this
city for funds to aid the yellow fever suf
ferers In Natchea. President Miller' tele
The poor people of Natches. who could
not get away are without work and In
dire distress. We have applied for as
sistance. Can your exchange help us?
Three Deaths In Peaaacola.
PENSACOLA. Fla., Oct. 12. Summary of
the yellow fever situation tonight:
New cases , 23
Total to date 353
Total to date
T'nder treatment 181
The deaths were In different section of
the city. The efforts of citizens to securo
sufficient money to fight the disease have
been successful. Every available v man In
the city will be employed tomorrow tn
fumigation ' work which wtu Include every
house wdthlo 800 feet of every Infected
SNOW FALLS IN PENNSYLVANIA
First of the Season
ALTOONA, Pa., Oct. 12.-n Inch of snow
fell lsst night at Cresson and other towns
on .the Allegheny mountains near Altoona
and today there was a slight fall here.
PITTSBURG,, Oct. 12. The first snow of
the season was reported today from various
parts of western Pefinsylvsnla. At Green
ville a heavy snow fell for five hours,
causing hundreds of trees to break down
under its weight. 1
BLOOMINOTON, III.. Oct. 12. -Central Il
linois was visited by the first heavy frost
of the year last night and all smaller vege
tation was killed. The thermometer reached
the freezing point, a drop of over fifty
degrees In two days.
CHARLES CITY. la.. Oot. 12.-(Speclal.)-The
first snow of the season fell here yes
D., Oct. 12. (Special. The
latest date on which killing frost occurred
In this part of the state was Tuesday night,
October 10. The average date, as Indicated
by records In the United States weather
bureau here, on which killing frost haa oc-
curred during the last twenty-four years,
was September 18. Last night's freese will
do no harm. Corn Is out of frost danger
and much of the crop la In shock; potatoes
are nearly all out of the ground and then)
are no garden vegetables to be Injured.
DE8 MOINES. Ia.. Oct. 12. A killing; frost ' which to prepare a writ of error and per
was reported last night from every section feet the appeal. This acts aa a stay of
of the state. The frost will do no damage sentence and the respondents were ' re
except to late vegetables. The grain crop leased on ball' pending the decision of the
are safe. In this city the. mercury dropped
to 30 degrees, the coldest point In the stste.
MOBILE. Ala . Oct. 12. -The local weal her
bureau has received reports of light frost
from places In Mississippi and Alabama, aa
far south as Jackson Ala., and Waynes
boro. Miss., and Thomaavllle, Ala.
WACO, Tex., Oct. 12 A light frost, the
first of the season, appeared here this morn
ing In northern Texes the preclpatlon was
heavier. What cotton remains In the field
will probably be damaged.
LOUISVILLE. Ky., Oct. 12-The weather
bureau In Its report of weather conditions
this morning says: The frost line extends
Into the northern portions of the gulf
states, wnue neavy ana some Killing rrost
occurred In the Ohio valley and In the
Mississippi valley as far south as Memphis, i Qracei today became the republican candl
CEDAR RAPIDS. Ia., Oct. 12.-(SpecIal , oatB for mayor of New York City when
Telegram.) The first snow and frost of he accented the nomination made by a
the season was visible here today. Vegeta
tion Is killed. The temperature fell fifty
degress In twenty-four hour. Corn and
all crop are out of danger and no damage
HENDERSON'S DEATH IMMINENT
Former Speaker of House Barely
Ahle to Move at Dnhua.no
DUBUQUE. Ia., Oct. ll.-There ia very
little change In the condition of ex-Speaker
David B. Henderson, although his death
may come at any time. Tuesday the ex
speaker had an unusually hard day, which
left him in a greatly weakened condition.
Member of bla family are constantly at
hi bedside In hts quarter at the Hotel
Dr. J. 8. Hancock, who recently took
charge of bis case, 1 of the opinion that
death may come at any time and the pa
tient may yet live six month or more. A
udden rush of blood to the head blight
kill him Instantly. Trained nurses are con
stantly with him. the ez-speaker being in
such a weak condition tbat b ia barejy
aoi w nova. ...
of New York Tell
nro to Come.
James M. Reek
CHICAGO. Oct. lt-"There is a super-
vlsion of Insurance more potent than that
of state or federal laws. It is the super
vision of public opinion. Of all institutions,
the insurance company most depends upon
public sentiment for its very existence."
This was the opening sentence of an
address today by James M. Beck of New
York to the Fire Underwriters' Association
of the Northwest In session In this city. He
continued : '
No one pretends that the nresent Insur
ance system, either In theorv or nractlcnl
administration. Is Incapable of improvement.
ii was noi per tec i, it is not perfect, and
It never will bo perfect as long as human
mind is progressive. The second thought
will perceive that many of the Conceded
evils of the insurance system are due to
conditions for which the insurance . com
panies are not responsible.
ine Mew yora investigation will be of
incalculable value If It brines the American
people to a full realisation of the svstem
of federated anarchy under which, so far
as insurance 1 concerned, we are living,
and to which the worst evil developed by
the Investigating committee are primarily
Iet those who complain of the larre
sums expended by Insurance companies to
detent oppressive legislation remember that
the Insurance comiwnlcs rarelv spend a
dollar to secure favorable legislation. Thev
ask no appropriation, they claim no right
of way. Ij'.t our stern moralists visit their
greatest condemnation upon the legislative
highwaymen, who hqld up these great busi
ness interests, and. above all, upon an
Indifferent people, who clothe these high
waymen with the bwer to hold up their
The insurance system Is elck, but too
many doctors are- crowding at the bedside
to give any prospect of a full recovery.
For this intolerable (condition there is hut
one remedy, and that Is federal supervi
sion. It would havekcomo long ago but for
the duubt cast by ltbe. courts upon the
power of the federal! government to super
vise interstate transactions in insurance as
a species of interstate commerce. Recent
decisions of the supreme court unquestion
ably Indicate a tendency of that great tri
bunal to modify the narrower doctrine of
earlier years as to tjie scope of Interstate
commerce. This much la sure, that what
the American people imperatively need. In
the matter f government, thev ultimately
get, und either by Judicial interpretation
or, by formal amendment the central gov
ernment Will one dav assume the miner.
vision of this most important and beneftcient
lurni or interstate intercourse.
MORE GRAFT iU PHILADELPHIA
Foar Men Aeeased of Swindling: City
Out of Large Snaa la Connection
with Hospital Contrnct.
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 12,-The adminis
tration of former Mayor Samuel H. Ash
brldge was brought Into the local political
turmoil today, when warrants were sworn
out for the arrest of Abraham L. English,
who was director of public safety during
the term of Mayor Ashbrldge. and four
others, charging them with conspiracy to
cheat and defraud the city In connection
with a contract for the erection of a small
pox hospital, which- I one of a group of
buildings forming the new municipal hos
pital. The other accused men are John W
J Henderson and Henry1 E. Baton of the con
traciing nrm or j-tenaerson Co., fnlllip
Johnson, a former city architect and
brother-in-law of Israel W. Durham, leader
of the local republkfen -organisation, and
James D. Flnley, a cousin of Durham and a
former Inspector at irtMwew municipal,. hos
pital. Henderson. Baton and Flnley en
tered ball In $5,000 for a hearing tomorrow
afternoon. Former Director English and
Architect Johnson were out of Ihe city
today, but friends of the latter entered ball
for his appearance. Close friends of Eng
lish said tonight he will also appear at the
hearing. The warrants were sworn out at
the instance of Mayor Weaver and are
based on the results of an investigation
covering a period of several weeks. The
contract for the smallpox hospital was
awarded to the Henderson firm by Director
English tn 1903. the firm s bid being 1142.700.
No one Interested In the prosecution will
mske a statement as to how the city Is al
leged to have been defrauded.
PAPER TRUST DEFIES COURT
Witnesses Adjudged In Contempt for
Refusing; to Answer Questions
Take an Appeal.
ST. PAUL, Minn.. Oct. 12.-C. I. McNair
B. F. Nelson and A. 8. Bossard. who were
recently ordered by Judge Vandeventer to
answer certain questions which might be
asked of them and to produce the books
! ' their respective paper mills before Spe-
clal Examiner Taylor of the United State
' district court, today refused to comply
; with the order and were adjudged In con
I tempt of court.
J Judge Vandeventer sentenced each of tha
' contumacious wltnessea to pay a fine of
$1M and to be confined In the county Jail
until purged of contempt. Immediately no-
tlce of an appeal to the supreme court of
( the United States was given, and five days
i were allowed the defendants' attorney In
i supreme court.
Their testimony was wanted In eonnee
tlon Wlth the suit of the United States
against the General Paper company, an
action to dissolve
a paper mill comblna
IVINS IS NAMED FOR MAYOR
Vacancy Caused by Resignation
Hughes la Filled la. New
NEW YORK. Oct. 12.-Wlillam Mills
Ivlns. who acted as counsel for the Fassett
wui.Hve committee in 12 and was
; -i, oh.mherlsln under Mavora Hewitt and
committee appointed by the republican city
convention to fill vacancies in the nomina
tions of that convention.
Charles E. Hughes, counsel for the legis
lative committee Investigating life Insur
ance methods, was nominated by the con
vention, but declined. Mr. Ivlns waa noti
fied formally of his selection late today and
accepted in a brief speech.
Having held office under two democratlo
city administrations, Mr. Ivlns was asked
today I he was a republican or democrat
in national politics. He laughed and re
plied: "I have always voted the repub
lican ticket except on three occasions,
when I voted for Hewitt, Grace and Cleve
land I have been an enrolled republican
for several years."
LEONARD ACCUSED OF LARCENY
Sew York Bank Clerk Who Seenrad
859,0M by Means of Forged
NEW YORK, Oct. U-Harry A. Leonard,
the young bank clerk who took f&9.0)u
worth of securities from the National City
bank by means of a forged check, today
waa ludicUd fur larceny ijj tfet (Jtrt9i
CLAIMS OF TELEGRAPHERS
E, RoiflwaUr Preienu to President Peti
tion of L'en in Military Samoa,
WYOMING LAND WITHDRAWN FROM ENTRY
Bids Asked for Large Amonnt of Con
crete nnd Bridge Work In Wy
oming on the North Platta
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12,-iSpeclal Tele
gram.) Edward Rosewater, editor of The
Bee, arrived id Washington today to re
main the balance of the week. Mr. Rose
water spent the day in the departments
looking after matters for friends. He wa
a caller at the White House and the presi
dent Insisted that the Omaha editor remain
until Saturday for a personal Interview.
On that occasion Mr. Rosewater, as a
representative of the army telegraph corps,
will present the memorial of that associa
tion adopted at It last annual meeting In
New York In September, urging the presi
dent to recommend In his message that
they be placed on an equal footing with
other union veterans.
Bridge Cnse Coming; Ip.
K. B. Kellogg, general attorney for the
Great Western of St. Paul, I in Washing
ton for the purpose of representing that
company's side In the controversy over the
Union Pact tic bridge, which Is scheduled
for argument next week in the supreme
Land Withdrawn from Settlement.
The secretary of the Interior today in
structed land officials at Cheyenne and
Douglas, Wyo., to withdraw from entry
69.120 acres In the Cheyenne land district
and 115.20O acres In the Douglas district.
This withdrawal is made on account of
the North Platte Irrigation project. Tin
lands withdrawn from the public domain
in the Cheyenne district are thus de
scribed: Township 26 north, range 84 west.
and townships 'SI and 28. range 85 west. In
the Douglas land district, these lands are
withdrawn: Township 29 north, ranges
84, 8u and 86 west, and township 30 north,
ranges 86 and 86 west.
Bids on Irrigation Work.
The secretary of the Interior is adver
tising for bids for the construction of con
crete culverts, siphons, drops, flumes, waste-
way, bridge abutments, etc., furnishing
ten combination highway drldges and 570.-
000 pounds of steel. The total amount of
concrete will be about 10,000 cubic yards.
This work Is to be done along the line of
the Interstate canal from Torrlngton, Wyo
a distance of forty-five miles. In connection
with the North Platte Irrigation project in
Wyoming and Nebraska, In order to deliver
water to the Whalen Falls canal during the
Irrigation season of 1906. The bids will be
opened at the office of the reclamation ser
vice In Denver, November 8, and according
to the terms of the contract the successful
bidder shall begin work within thirty
days after signing the contract. Certain
portions tt the' work are to be completed
by May I. 1906. and the entire work la to
be flnlsned and ready for use by December
Postmasters Appointed Nebraska, Ger-
mantown, Seward county, Michael O.
Wants', vice L. 8. Callahan, resigned;
White, Hayes county, John B. Thornley,
carrier, vice C. D. Coler, resigned. Iowa,
Bunch, Davis ' county.," Addison E. Paris,
vice Ji M. Jones, resigned; Jamison, Clark
county, Theodore Barnard, vice Benjamin
F. Clay, resigned; Sajnt Marys, Warren
county, Theodore E. Llppold," vice John H.
Schulte, resigned; Sharpsburg, Taylor
county, Ahble M. Fulton, vice J. M. Green,
resigned. 8outh Dakota, Amherst, Mar
shal county, Oustav Holsteln, vice Willie
Rural carriers appointed for Iowa
routes: Calmar, route 1, Henry Butter
weck. carrier; Anthony Elnck, substitute.
Forest City, route 4, Julius S. George,
carrier; T. M. George, substitute; route 7,
Horace B. Holcomb, carrier; Leona B. Hol
Sharpe Succeeds Westoa.
The president today directed the appoint
ment of Colonel Henry W. Sharpe to be
chief of the commissary of subsistence, with
the rank of brigadier general, to succeed
Brigadier General John Weston, promoted
to major general. .
EQUITABLE .TRUSTEES MEET
Session Devoted to Drafting a Circu
lar to Bo Sent to AH Policy
NEW YORK. Oct. 12.Ex-Presldent
Grover Clevelsnd. George Westlnghouse
and Justice Morgan J. O'Brien, the trustees
of the Equitable Life Assurance roclety.
met here today und remaining In session
for several hours announced that no names
for recommendation as directors to fill ex
Istlng vacancies In the Equitable board had
been considered. The time of the meeting
was taken up with the cot:slderatlon of the
draft of a circular soon to be sent to every
policy holder. The trustees will meet again
tomorrow, when it Is expected some action
will be taken regarding directors. In ad
dition to vacancies on the beard now exist
ing the. terms of several director now
ervlng will expire In December.
The Merchants association of New York
through its Board of Director today
adopted resolutions calling on the district
attorney of New York county to ascertain
whether an Indictment can be found
against officers of life Insurance companies
who have contributed the funda to political
The association ask that civil suits be
instituted by the state's attorney looking
to the restitution of the money so con
trtbuted. In addition to tha resolutions.
the Merchanta association announced that
District Attorney Jerome would he re
quested to reconsider his determination not
to ask for an extraordinary session of the
grand Jury at this time.
ACCIDENT ON TORPEDO BOAT
Two Mea Injured When Tabes Blow
Out an I'nlted States
NORFOLK. Va.. Oct. ll.-Mlchael Mara,
chief water tender, and Patrick Saulsberry,
second-class fireman on the United States
torpedo boat 8tockton, are at the Norfolk
. . ... . .
Naval hospital seriously acaiaed as the r-
suit of an accident on th Stockton while
that vessel wa out from this yard on a five
The two men were la tha fir room, when
a tube blew out and a draft from above
caused the men to be both acalded by the
dry steam which enveloped them and
burned by the fire from th boiler, which
waa forced out from below.
Mara's condition la tha more serious and
there are feara that be cannot survive.
Ths Stockton waa but UtU dtuage4 by
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair Friday and Colder In West Por
tion. Sntardny Fair and Colder.
Temperature nt Omaha Yesterdnyi
llonr. Dec Hoar. Deer.
a. m 41 1 p. m Tt
l a. m 4t a p. m T.I
T a. m 41 a p. m 7l
A a. n...... 44 4 p. m...... TT
ft u. m 4T B p. m ..... TT
10 a. m K3 Bp. m 73
11 n. m KM T p. m OS
ia an l N p. m .1
p. m 64
REMARKABLE SURGICAL FEAT
Skin Grnfted from Arm of Ohio
Man Sappllea Him with
COLUMBUS. O., Oct. 12.-A most re
markable surgical operation haa been per
formed at Mount Carmel hospital by which
a man has been given a new set of lower
eyelids and an examination made today
for the first time since the work was done
promsea that It will be entirely successful.
Last January W. L. Kerr of 740 South
Pearl street was caught in a natural gas
explosion and badly burned about the face
and limbs, in which his lower eyellde were
lost almost entirely. Some time ago an
attempt was made to replace these, but
Last Saturday another 'trial was made.
The new lids were formed by grafting
skin from Kerr's arm. The eyes were then
sewed and bandaged. Yesterday when the
bandnges were removed It was found pos
sible to remove the stitches from one eye
and those In the other eye were removed
today. Mr. Kerr's eyes have not suffered
and after his entire recovery from the op
eration they will be as good as new again.
GOVERNOR WRIGHT TO RETIRE
Head of Philippine (Government Will
Resign OID.ee About De
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12.-By reason of
what appears to be dissatisfaction with the
situation ' In the Philippines, Luke E.
Wright, governor general of the Philippines
and president of the Philippines commis
sion, will retire from that position about
December 1. General Wright is ex
pected to arrive In the United States dur
ing that month and 1 entitled to six
months leave of absence prior to the formal
relinquishment of his labors as governor
general. It Is understood that he expects
to return to Tennessee to resume the prac
tice of law.
President Roosevelt and Secretary Taft
It is believed, practically have decldod
upon the successor to General Wright, but
no Intimation has been permitted to be
come public, as to his Identity. It can
be stated reasonably definitely that Gen
eral Wrlght'e successor will not be a man
now conneccea witn me commission.
PEORIA SCANDAL SPREADING
Grand Jury Returns Indictment
Against O. J. Bnlley of School
PEORIA. I1U Oct. 12. O. J. Bailey, chair.
man of the finance committee of the Peoria
Board of . Education, - was this afternoon
charged with malfeasance in office by the
grand Jury and by a vote of M to 7 it was
decided to return fin Indictment against
the school officer. The Indictment will fol-
16w the Investigation of the conduct of
former Superintendent N. C. Dougherty,
who Is now In the county Jail under indict
ment for forgery and misappropriation of
school funds. The grand Jury will report
tomorrow morning and will return forty
three additional Indictments sgainst N. C.
Dougherty. It was figured up today that
the loss to the Board of Education since
January 1, 19fS, amounted to $350,000. The
bond will probably be raised to J20O.O0O and
his attorneys state that no attempt will
be made to get ball. Mr. Bailey is promi
nent In business circles and a director in
a number of corporations.
RAMSEY WILL CONTINUE FIGHT
Deposed President of Wabash Kara
Straggle for Control of Road
la Not Over.
ST. tons, Oct. 12.-Joseph Ramsey. Jr..
formerly president of the Wabash railroad.
returned to St. Loul this sfternoon, com
ing directly from Toledo sfter his contest
with George J. Gould for control of the
"We were badly whipped at the meeting."
said Mr. Ramsey, "but the fight Is not over.
There Is very little to say further than the
newspapers have already reported on the
contest at Toledo. I would have been
elected a director If the proxies I held had
not been thrown out. But there Is another
fight still on."
Mr. namsey was accompanied by Colonel
A. D. Palmer of New York. It was stated
Dy Mr. rtamsey tnat he would confer with
his attorney, F. W. Lehmann, concerning
the situation, but declined to say what
would constitute the subject of the con
ference. KENTUCKY NEGRO IS LYNCHED
Who Confesses to Trying;
Enter Woraaa's Room
ELKTON. Ky.. Oct. 12. flhnrtlv
midnight a mob supposed to be from Tren-
ion toon rTana ieaveu. a one-legged negro,
from Jail here and lynched him In a nearby
Leavell waa arrested on the charge of
attempting to enter the room of a young
woman at Trenton last Saturday night. He
BOTH SIDES ARE SATISFIED
Blarkel Contrnct la Cancelled by
. Mutual Consent of Parties
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12. Governor Ma
goon today cabled the Insular bureau a
The Market contract was cancelled by
mutual consent. Hotel and boarding camps
will be operated by the commission.
Movements of Ocean Vessels Oct. 12.
At New York Sailed: Moltke, for Ham
burg; La Bretagne, for Havre; Main, for
Bremen. Arrived: Deutschland. from
I Hamburg; Baltic, from Liverpool; Bran
di-ntturff. from Bremen.
xt QUenstown-Salled: Teutonic, for
At Dover Sailed: Amerlka, for New
At Naples Sailed: Romanic, for Boston.
At San Francisca Sailed: Memphis, for
Hamburg; Bonora, for Sydney; Korea, for
Hong Kong. Arrived: Abydoa, from Ham
burg. At Havre Arrlveo: Bordeaux, from New
York; I Lorraine, from New York.
At Hamburg Arrived: Graf Waldersre,
from New York; Hamburg, from New
At Liverpool Sailed: Dominion, foi Mon
treal; PurlKian, from Momreul.
At Aiitwerti bUUo1; aloulisaL for lion-
ItrwU. ' ' '
HORSE SHOW RECORD
Standing Room Only Bign Diiplaytd for
Tint Time at Auditorium,
SUCCESS OF AFFAIR EXCEEDS ESTIMATES
Lut Night Tonhe. High Mark ia Both
Attendance and Eotkuiiann,
SOCIETY TAKES THE SHOW TO ITS HEART
Display on Promenade Eqtali that lfade
in Bisg During Ersniig.
LINCOLN PEOPLE SEEN IN THRONGS
Many Residents of Capital Honor tho
Sperlal Maht by Their Preaoaeo
ad Enjoy Part of Omaha
Omaha may point with Justified pride to
her second annual Horse Show, for the
event Is proving more than even the most
sanguine offlcera of the Omaha Horse Show
association had expected. The Horse Show
has afforded an opportunity which 1 being
taken advantage of in a royal manner. It
established success Is another stone In the
foundation of a Greater Omaha, and Is
proving to the world that th Gate City
of the west Is on the floodtlde of prosperity
In both commercial and social life. The
sight offered last evening at the Auditorium
was an Inspiration to all who have at heart
the welfare of the city. It registered In
no small degree the pulse of this great and
growing commonwealth, and aet a new
mark In the short, but brilliant horse show
history of the city. Never haa a Horse
Show program In Omaha been ao enthualas- ,
tlcally received aa the one la at evening:
never ha a similar gathering been ao well
at ease In the habiliments ordained for tha
occasion and under the same environment.
While it haa been said that American,
particularly those tn the west, are not aa
emotional as the French people, yet It can
not be gainsaid that the Americans are
the quickest people on earth to adapt them
selves to the occasion. Give the average
American the surroundings and he instantly
becomes part and parcel of the fame.
Omaha has become part and parcel of tha
"new Xlgn for the Auditorium.
At 9 o'clock last evening a sign reading.
"Standing Room Only." wa placed ouUtde
of the Auditorium, which sign waa ao plain
that those who ran could read that evory
seat In the largo building had been sold
and that further admissions were made on
the understanding that patron would
stand.- The "S. R. O." sign was used last
evening for the first time sine the, opening
of the Auditorium, a nest compliment to
Omaha's second Horse Show. A larger
crowd than usual was on hand at tha
opening time, which is precisely S o'clock
aa stated In the program. Time, tide and
horse show wait for no man or woman
for that matter. ' "
More genuine sociability waa 'manifested
tn last evening's assemblage, than on the
ether evening's of the present season.'' tt
was thought It would lie hard to exceed th
fine showing made Wednesday evening, but
from every viewpoint last evening wa the
record-breaker.' Naturally the offlcera of
the association were much elated over the
success of the occasion and the out-of-town
exhibitors were unstinted In their praise
over the response made by Omaha's best
people In making the Horse Show a really
The interest taken In the various events
was of a more Intelligent character than
previous evenings, showing that Omahans
are taking more than a cursory Interest In
Lincoln Well Represented.
Last evening was Lincoln night. The
state capital was well represented In the
boxes and seats. This la St. Joseph night.
This afternoon a popular matinee will be
given, the general admission to be 80 cents,
with a charge of 25 cents for children 15
years and under. It Is expected this and
Saturday evening'a program will be wit
nessed by large gatherings. More local en
tries are on for the balance of the week
and more special features. v
Fi P. Whltmore and party will com from
Valley this evening to attend the Horse
GORGEOUS GOWNS IN EVIDENCP1
Women Display Unusually Fetching;
Costume on the Promenade,
More than on previous night beautiful
costumes -ere shown last nleht to ad-
i vantage. People began to use the prome-
nade earlier and the horses were forgotten
' st times for the beaut if ullv e-owned women
who passed before the boxes or leaned on
the arena railing. Three boxes on tha left
of the entrance were singularly attractive
because of the fact that nearly all their
occupants were women, wearing pretty
gowns and exquisite creation of millinery.
Mr. C. D. McLaughlin was a most con
spicuous figure. She wore a stunning gown
of white spangled net over white silk and
a black hat with (ong sweeping whlta
Miss Edna Keellne of Council Bluffs wore
a beautiful pink silk gown with white lac
trimmings and a Mack picture hat.
Miss Mildred Merrtam's gown of blue
radium silk waa covered by a white even
Ing coat. She wore a blue picture hat.
Mrs. Joseph Barker wore a pink liberty
silk with white lace and a black hat.
Mrs. J. H. Pratt wore an odd-shaped blue
silk and a hat with blue plumes.
Mrs. Ed Swobe was dressed In blue
chiffon with white lace trimmings, and ah
wore a white evening coat. Her hat wa
white with white plumes.
Mrs. J. C. French's gown was of green
foulard with while trimmings. She wor
a white hat.
Mrs. Squires wore a black grenadine and
a black picture hat.
Miss Ruth Brandeis drove In the same
costume tn which she appeared one other
evening. It wa a gown of cream cloth
I with an empire coat of cream broadcloth
ana a Diacg nai witn long ostrich plumes.
Miss Viola Cahn wore a pale blue silk
and a while hat with wings and ermla
. List of Those Occupying Bosea,
Box No. I Mrs Ewlng. Miss Isabella
French, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. French.
Box No. 2A Mrs. William Hayden, Mr.
L. W. Haydn, Mrs. M. 11. Sweeney, Ml us
Box No. -Mr. and Mrs David Cole. Mr.
and Mrs. 8. W. Lindsay, Mr. and Mrs. Mel
Box No. 11 Miss McCormlck, Miss Alice
McCormlck, Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Mar
tin. Box No. 13- Miss WcliKtcr. Miss Moore,
Mr. A. 8. lU.gers. Mr. A. J. Cooley.
Box No. li-Mlss I.. Krlk. Mr. Herman
M.ts. Mr. and Mrs. A. I'. Uinlth
Box No. 15 Mrs. Gannett. Mr. Earl Gan
nett, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Morsman. Mm.
Thomas Cit-lgli, Mrs. H. 8. Coe, Mr. and
Mrs. t A. Yost.
Box No. lt Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Bauni.
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