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    The Omaha Daily Bee
Friaoe Preparing to Briig Preimra oa
Veneauela if leadad.
l'aainrs Declared the Offloiili to P
Bimplj Precautionary.
l.ii Will Iicrene Pore of Prance Tl e
to iitt UaUera.
Hope Expressed at Paris that D I -cni-M
Will Be Settled by Diplo
macy Before Arrival
f Fleet.
'ARIS. Oct. 17. Tha departure of the ar
mored cruiser De Sals, from Cherbourg yes
terday for ths Island of Msrllnique, French
West indies, inaugurates toe preparations
for dealing wltti the Veneauelan question
with a strong hand If President Castro per
sists In his present course. The De halx
will stop at Brest, where It will be joined
by the cruisers Lavoisier and Chasaeloup-I-nubat.
The three warships will proceed
together to the French Went Indies, Join
ing the cruiseis Jurlen de la Gravicre and
Troude. now at Martinique. This will give
the division five ships, under Admiral
Bevoe de Lapeyrere. The rendezvous will
be Fort do France, Martinique.
These preparations are precautionsry, as
the officials here are still hopeful that
President Castro will make suitable
amends. Therefore no orders hare been is
lued concerning the nature of the ultimate
naval action against Veneiuela, as this
awaits the assembling of tho ships and the
result of the diplomatic negotiations. There
Is no desire here to have the assembling of
the warships taken as a menace. On the
contrary, the French authorities are defer
ring the announcement of final plans until
President Castro's protracted Inaction shows
he Is not willing to make any amend.
i. i. I that CastrO'S
sithdrawsl of his offensive action toward
A A." . - . 1 w .k MKnrcrA rl ' (1 fT U Till
M. jaigny, ilia rion-" .ie
I I nd the presentation or a suitaDie'jexpiana
i ' Hor, would avert the necessity of France
adorning stronger means of persuasion.
The duration of the voyage to Fort de
France will be about two weeks. There
fore time remains, for President Castro to
make . emanations. It Is understood that
the demonstration. If finally resorted to,
V , will take
. Yw .nalart nil
take tke form of ft blockade of Vene-
jf Waehln
arton Government Informed,
WASHINGTON. Oct. II. In Bending war
shins tn the "West Indies France la acting
not only with the knowledge, but with the
full approval of the Washington govern
went. Before this action was decided upon
M. Jusserand, the French ambassador, in
formed Secretary Boot of his government's
course" t"Actloftf,-mc the secretary
heartily approved, it Is made clear that
the Washington an Paris governments
hare arrived at a thorough understanding
regarding Veneiuela.
General Llnevltch Inetrncted to Carry
Oat -This Provision of the
Peace Treaty.
8T. PETERSBURG. Oct. 17-The war
office has communicated the news of the
ratification of the peace treaty to General
LlnevKch, who hss been ordered to ar
range the necessary steps to carry out the
provnrlona for the withdrawal of the Rus
sian troops from Manchuria In eighteen
months and the evacuation of Corea and
Instructing him to communicate with the
Japanese commander In chief if necessary.
Orders have been given for the return
to Russia of the army reserve men and the
Thirteenth army corps which was on Its
way to the front hen peace was arranged.
No decision has been arrived at as to the
Ise of the army which shall remain tn
Siberia. It depends to some extent on
financial conditions and the outcome of
the coming negotiations for a new loan.
Though the Interned Russian vessels are
free to leave neutral ports the date of
their departure has not been fixed. Rear
Admiral Enqulst's squadron at Manila and
the warships at BalgO and Shanghai will
return to European ports. The cruiser
Lena now at Ban Francisco, and the trans
ports wll go to Vladivostok.
jadg Vaadeveatcr Sustains tha De
murrer and Orders Uraad Jary
to Ketarn Amended Charges.
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 17. Judge Willis Vande
venter In the United States court of ap
peals late today announced that he had
sustained the demurrer of the Indictment
of United States Senator Burton of Kan
sas on the ground thst the Indictment was
faulty. Its ordered that another Indict
ment be returned st once. Before an
nouncing his decision Judge Vandeventer
explained his position discussing, the In
dtctoicnt In parts and pointing out Its
faults. He coincided with the attorneys for
the defense In their contentions that If In
theli action they had entered Into an agree
ment to appear before the Pout office de
partment for compensation ha was entitled
to know who he had entered Into this al
leged compact with. Judge Vandeventer
then set November I as the date for a
special grand jury to hear witnesses for the
government against Senator Burton. Sen
ator Burton gave bond In the sum of tj.Onu
assuring his appearence on that date and
thereafter at the call of the government
Premie of Hungary to Resume Office
on Basis of Scheme for I al-
BUDAPE8T. Oct. 17. The Ossette tomor
row will contain an autograph letter of
the klng-emperor reappointing General
Barnn Fe.tervary to the premiership, on the
ground that his new program has been
accepted by his majesty and Issues Instruc
tions for him tn fill th Important port
folios It is understood th cabinet will b In
structed to dissolve Parliament and pre
pare for a general election next summer
on the basis of the granting of universal
suffrage on the Belgian system.
It Is reported thst the reappointment of
Baron Fejervary will Involx th resigna
tion of the Austrian premier, Baron
GauLsch von JTr Laura.
Generally Accepted Secretary Will
Return to Ills Iowa
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (Special Tele
gram (Secretary Shaw of the Treasury
department has announced his Intention to
retire from President Roosevelt's cabinet
1 February, and since that announeement
her? 1 ave been many rumors art afloat
is to what Leslie M. Shaw will do while
lWaiting the result of the deliberations
of the next national republican conven
tion. One story Is that Mr. Sliaw upon
his retirement from tho treasury will be
come the head of a prominent flnsnclal
Institution In New York. This, however.
Secretary Shaw denies. If is . not be
leved here that Secretary Shaw has any
other Intention than to return to Iowa
when he loaves the cabinet. It is well un
derstood that h has presidential ambi
tions, which would be ruined If he went
to New York to head a big corporation.
Iowa advices are that he is reorganising
a private banking business he and his
partner have built up at Denison. After
January 1 the private bank will be re
placed by a national bank, savings bank
and loan and trust company. Mr. Shaw'
and his partner will retain control of all
these. The secretary's close friends be
lieve that he Is getting his affairs on a
better basis to devote himself entirely to
his plans to nyi for the presidency.
Secretary Shaw is certain to have a con
test In his own state to secure the dele-
gstlon to Ihe national convention. Gov
ernor Cummins has given notice that he
will oppose giving the delegation to Secre
tary Shaw In 190R.
The First National bank of Shelby, Neb.,
has been authorized to begin business with
$26,000 capital. A. P. Anderson Is president;
Charles Krumhach, vice president; K. t
Anderson, cashier.
Lieutenant J. A. Schnfield and Acting
Assistant Surgeon C. K. Winn, United
States navy, have been ordered to duty
at the navy recruiting rendezvous at
John Starr has been appointed regular
and J B. Atchison substitute rural carrier,
route 3, t Montrose, 8. D.
C. A. Scott of the forest service has re
cently sent In a report regarding experi
ments to determine the advisability of
sowing pine seeds broadcast on old burns
In the Black Hills forest reserve. The
first work of this kind In this region was
done last spring. About thirty acres were
sown broadcast to western yellow pine and
eight acres put In with a corn planter.
The seeds germinated promptly last
spring, and this recent report Indicates
that they have survived the summer
drought and heat successfully. On even
the most exposed and dry situations sam
ple counts made In October showed an
average of one seedling per square foot
where seed was sown broadcast, and- In
the hills planted with a corn planter were
found from one to five seedlings per square
foot. The evident success attained means
much to the forest service, for It points
a way to a cheap method of securing a
valuable forest growth on large areas now
entirely unproductive.
The case of the Union Pacific Railroad
Company against the Mason City. 4k Fort
Dodge Railroad Company, brought to -the
supreme court on appeal from the decision
of the United States circuit court of ap
peals for the Eighth circuit, will be called
for hearing In the supreme court of the
United States tomorrow. John N. Baldwin.
R. S. Lovett and Maxwell Evarts appear
for the appellants, the "Union Pacific, and
W. P. McHugh of Omaha, who arrived to
night, and F. B. Kellogg represent the Ma
son City & Fort Dodge Railroad company.
American Jodie on Island Grants
Divorce from Lieutenant Bar
bank with Alimony.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan.. Oct. 17.-The dl-
vorco suit of Conception Vasquez Burbank.
the Filipino woman, against First Lieuten
ant Sidney S. Burbank, Sixth Infantry,
which has attracted much attention In the
army, has been decided In favor of Mrs.
Burbank. Word reached Fort Leavenworth
today that Judge Bates of the court of
first Instance at Hollo, P. I., had granted
I a divorce to Burbank's Filipino wife, had
given her the custody of their daughter
and allowed her alimony.
Mrs. Burbank brought action after Lieu
tenant Burbank's return to the United
States and arter His engagement had been
announced to a prominent young Leaven-
worth woman. The War department pro-
vlded counsel for the deserted wife. director of the department of supplies, i faith. The attorney general has no tnten-
Lieutenant Burbank Is now being tried by j walked Into the committee room before the j tlon ot carrying the proceedings to a con-court-martlul
at Hollo on charges growing committee had assembled. elusion."
out of the case that has Just been decided.
The complainant's petition recited that
meuienaiii uuruun married oncepuoii ; ug 01)ly wltneB,Pg and newspaper men
Vasguea at Vallodid. P. I., on January :5. , would be admitted to the room, the dl
11(02. the ceremony belli Derfurmed bv Fer- ... ... ...
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dlnand Mapa. justice of the peace of the
province. Burbank's company was at that
time stationed at Valiodld and for several
month, until ordered to the United States
whii hid if-guMcm. me peiiuuu auegeu, me j
officer lived with the woman an his wife. On '
the return of the regiment to the United I
States. Lieutenant Burbank promised. It
was stated, that he would return to her In j
five months. In December, isoi a child was '
born. j
The suit In the Philippines Is a different
proceeding to that instituted some time ago i
In Leavenworth by Mrs. Burbank. The
Iavenworlh case was to have come up i
this week, but since the court in the Phil- !
lpplues has acted. It undoubtedly will be !
Proposal to Create Bareau of Trail
portatloa to Adjudicate Disputes,
with Appeal to Special Court.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. Oct. 17-A new
scheme for the adjustment of the question
of railroad rates as an alternative to con
ferring on the Interstate Pommere mm.
mission the power to nx rates. Is proposed'
city, president
the National Association of Msn..fae.,.rr.
Circulars containing a tentative resolution
bearing on the subject, suggested by Mr.
Parry, are being mailed at the local office
of the National Association of Manufac
turers today to prominent shippers and
manufacturers of the country. The reso
lution prepared by Mr. Parry, which Is to
b addressed to the president and vongress, '
suggests the creation of a bureau of Inter
state transportation as an adjunct to th
department of commerce nnd labor pre
sided over by the commissioner who shall
have In charge all differences arising be
tween shippers snd the railroads. If these
differences cannot be adjudicated by the
commissioner and his assistants, the reso
ultlon suggests that they be rarried before
a special court of transportation, the
judges of which shall devote their -ntlr
tune to IL aJJudlcatlou ut sucu d.fler-ucca.
DtnTcr Grand Jar; Uneartsa Conspiracy to
Steal K earl j Two Millions.
Fire of accused Live In Denver, One
In Boston. Two In Fort Worth
and Two In Knld,
DENVER, Oct. 17 Leonard Iniboden.
James A. Hill, C. B Wllfey. E E. Hull.
H. L. Hull. C. C. Robert, W. T. Camp. D.
E. Carey, A. B. Davis and J. H. Ed.nond
snn, were Indicted by the grand jury to
day on the charge of conspiring to steal
ll.712.EV87 from the Denver Savings bank.
Wllfey and Edmonson were former presi
dents of the Denver Savings bank and Hill
was president when the receiver wss ap
pointed on Auguest 19 last. It. L. Hill is
president of the Mount Vernon National
bank of Boston. Roberts and Carey are
officers of the Cherokee State bank of Enid,
Okl., Camp and Davis are officers of the
Texas State Trust company of Fc'rt Worth.
Texas, and Imboden and E. E. Hull pro
moters. In addition to the general conspiracy
Indictment seven Indictments were found
against Edmondson on charges of larceny,
embezzlement and converting the funds of
the depositors to his own us. He is
charged specifically with the robbery of
Four Indictments were returned against
Wllfey. charging him with loaning cer
tain funds belonging to the bank and se
cuVlng heavy commission for his own use.
One Indictment was returned against
Hill, charging him wth the embezzlement
of llO.ono.
Warrants were mniediately Issued for
the arrest of the Indicted men. Imboden.
Wllfey and Hill were arrested her this
afternoon. Capiases for those not In the
city were telegraphed to the cities where
they reside.
Both Hill and Wllfey had previously been
arrested on warrants based on Information
sworn to before the district attorney and
had given bonds. These bonds were ac
cepted by the court today as sufficient to
guarantee the appearance of Hill and Wll
fey to answer the charges contained In the
Indictments and they were released late
today. Imboden Is still In Jail.
Committee Appointed by Council
Begins Investigating Ills
PHILADELPHIA. Oct. 17.-The special
committee of seven members of the select
council appointed last August to Investi
gate the affairs of the various departments
of the city as conducted by Mayor Weaver
and his directors began the taking of tes
timony today. The meeting of the com
mittee was not without Its sensations,
chief of which were the request to Mayor
Weaver and three of his directors to leave
the hearing room, and the statement of
John B. Taylor, superintendent of police,
that David J. SmytUi. director ' Of puhllc
safety, had told him not to molest elec
tion repeaters. Superintendent Taylor's
statement was made despite the vigorous
efforts of Milton C. Work, the chairman
of the committee, to confine bim to the
questions propounded by the committee's
The committee brought out statements
from witnesses that policemen attended
the meetllng of a political club when they
should have been on duty. Mayor Weaver
and the city party 'Insisted that the po
lice are not in politics, while the leaders
of the republican organization claim that
the police are as much In politics as they
ever were.
Unusual precautions had been taken to
exclude from the council's finance room,
where the meeting was held, all persons
I except a limited number of newspaper men
and witnesses. Only one of the latter was
admitted to the chamber at a time. All
doors and windows were kept closed. The
meeting was called for 8 o'clock. Prior
to that time Mayor Weaver sent a letter
to the committee asking permission
himself and his directors to be present , the counsel for the defense in the resump
for the purpose of hearing what may take i tlon today of the Inquiry into the methods
place and to give the committee such aid ! pursued by the Standard, the Republic and
i as he could.
The committee did not make a reply and
on the minute of 3 o'clock Mayor Weaver,
Kccomnanied bv Colonel Sheldon Potter.
! director of nubile safetv: A. Lincoln Aker.
! director of public works, and F. J. Shoyer.
! .w minutes later the serireant-at-arm
politely Informed the mayor that inasmuch
i rectors wuuiu nave iu iruie. an. rtvti
Uo, th rlr(n. , , ,e com-
j 1MlI.M lh-. thft mavor of ph,iadelnhia and
, M. .,r. , rm.,
IhrM nt his rilreetnrs desired In remain
dur,ng th, heaHng Then chairman Work
appeared and informed the mayor that the
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that he and the directors must leave the
room. The mayor at first demurred, out
finally, with the directors, left the room.
Body of Colonel Baldwin and 347 En
Hated Men Brought Back from
the Philippines.
SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 17.-The United
States army transport Sherman arrived to
day from Manila with a large number of
cabin passengers, 247 enlisted men and i CHICAGO. Oct. 17 -Federal Judge Kohl
twenty military prisoners. About twenty I naat today Issued a rule against G M
soldiers and several passengers who were ! Moulton. K. I Roaenfelrt a f i-. ..' '
asnore at isagasaxi were lert Dehlnd. as
me cwri oiiu Buvnci ui.ii n antici
pated. Among the officers on board were
Lieutenant Colonel W. T. Tucker of the
pay department and Major W. K. Wright
. . , . . i . . I. 1 - . n.i .
also .r;ed the'd'y of (Z!
Tlulrlwln uhn p..ntU .11.,. n T.V. 1 1 i I
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! P"""1 "-mains
ew lark Millionaire Takes Three
Ribbons la Three Classes at '
Kaaaaa City.
KANSAS CITY. Oct. I7.-Reglnald Van-
derbllt won three Important prises at tn
horse show tonight. In th driving horses'
Ciass his pair, Amasement and Astonish
ment, received the blue ribbon, and In the
polo ponies' class Imp. Peggy, ridden by
Mr. Vanderhllt, was first. In the ladles'
class, horses In harness. Herald, driven by
Mrs. Vanderhllt. was second, the blue
ribbon going to Crow It Murray's Sporting
Dr. Selwouk. owned by Vanderhllt, took
the blue rtbhon In the class for saddle
horaea over fifteen hands.
Cabinet Officers w 111 Have Tower to
Dismiss Cltlf Service Em
ployes jnr (,
WASHINGTON, Ofct. 17.-An nmendment
to the civil service rules, sweeping and
comprehensive In Its character, was
authorized today by the president.
Hereafter a cabinet officer will have the
power to remove summarily and without
hearing any civil servtco employe in his
department, who to the personal knowl
edge of the head of the department has
been guilty of misconduct or who Is In
efficient in the performance of his duties.
By the terms of the amendment the j
cabinet officer must have personal knowl
edge of the misconduct or Inefficiency of j
the employe whom he proposes to dis
charge. With this personal knowledge the
power of the head of the department la
The amendment authorized today Is one
of the most Important and far-reaching
made to the civil service rules In many
years. It confers upon cabinet officers
practically unlimited power as to the per
sonnel of their departments. The amend
ment is made to rule xll. section 2, which
provides that the appointing officer of the
executive civil service shall report In detail
to the Civil Service commission all changes
In their departments as soon as made and
the reasons for making them. Heretofore,
In every case of tho removal of a civil serv
ice employe, charges had to be filed against
the person whom It whs proposed to re
move and the employe was givrn time In
which to meet the charges with such de
fense as he might hn-e to make. Under
the authorized amendnVnt such a proceed
ing will not be necessary. A head of a de
partment may dischaite an employe for
misconduct or InefflcieifoV with the simple
statement to the Civil jWvlce commission
that the misconduct of Inefficiency Is a sub
ject of his personal olmervation. The dis
charged employe will have no recourse.
It Is said tfiat the amendment was made
at tho Instance of members of the cabinet
who hold that under the present construc
tion of the civil service rules fhey often
are unable to deal properly with cases of
misconduct and Inefficiency of which they
are personally cognizant. Assurance Is
given that' the amendment was not made
to apply to any particular case now pend
ing. Its purposes, as stated, is to Improve
the discipline of the departmental forces.
Tho amendment was discussed by the
cabinet at Its meeting today and approved
After the amendment had been discussed
and adopted by the cabinet President
Roosevelt Issued the following executive
order, embodying the terms of the new
When the president or head of an execu
tive department, is satisfied that an officer
or employe In the classified service Is in
efficient or incapable, that the public
service would be materially Improved by
his removal, such removal will be made
without hearing; but the cause of removal
shall be stated In writing and filed. When
misconduct is committed In the view and
presence of the president or head of the ex
ecutive department-removal may be made
summarily and without notice.
While members of the cabinet frequently
have discussed such an amendment to the
civil service rules as wat authorized today.
the subject was brought directly to the at
tention of President Rnt.JjiQvelt .recently by
the misconduct of a chauffeur of one of"the
government automobiles. The driver of the
automobile piloted his machine directly In
the way of the president's carriage and
seemed to take delight in cutting him out of
the road.
When the president learned who the
chauffeur was he said he ought to be dls
charged as Incapable of operating the ma
chine. The subject was pressed by members
of the cabinet and the decision was reached
to make the amendment to the civil serv
ice rules In order that misconduct of a gov
ernment employe might be made the cause
for Instant dismissal.
Sneh Position Is Taken by Attorney
for Officials at St.
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 17. That the affairs of
oil companies are as properly private as
the personal affairs of an individual was
i the contention of John D. Johnson, one of
the Waters-Pierce oil companies before
I Special Supreme Court Commissioner R. A.
"The testimony beinr taken." said Attor.
' ney Johnson, "merely caters to Dubllc ex-
' cltement. it Is not being taken In good
I Attorney General Hartley Interrupted
i'lth: statement that 1 am not acting
i In good faitli in this mutter Is absolutely
false." Attorney Johnson thereuoon said
he withdrew any remark which the at-
i . ...
! torney seneral might considei
! rR"ectlon- .
! i-ommlssioner Anthony announced today
that he would not render an opinion on
whether the
Waters-Pierce company can
be oompcll(;a to prodUl.e lt8 book8 , court
; to 8UOW wliether there Is any connection
; between It and the Standard Oil company.
blnce I took this question under advise.
ment," he said, " a motion Involving the
same question has been filed with the su
preme court. Pending the court's decision
I will not render an opinion."
Judge Kohlaaat Issues Citations for
Three Directors of Western
Indemnity Life Company.
members of the executive committee of the
Western Life Indemnity company, to shov
cause why they should not bo adjudged in
contempt of court. Attorney 8. O. Levin-
son. counsel for various policy holders.
J' 'l.??
. - wic orcurny L.1 1 e &
Annuity company for $20ti OOO. September
3a, after the court had Issued a verhi in.
1 junction against any such transaction.
Oa Man Dead, Three Fatally Injured
aad Others May Die la
CHICAGO, Oct. 17. Five tons of molten
metal exploded today at the Joliet plant
of the Illinois Steel company, falling In a
shower of deslh on a band of workmen
about the converter. One man Is dead,
three are fatally burned and a half dozen
Injured so badly that they may die.
The explosion shook the whole plant,
sending panic Into every corner of the
great works. Half a hundred men wer
within range of the liquid metal Th
shrieks of the Injured were heard all gver
the iijund of tli company
Thirty-Fire Hundred. Dollara far tha Police
Fund is Lccatti.
Back Taxes Collected Dnrlns; First
Three Months of Year Will Be
Applied and Another Con
tribution Is I Ikclj.
By the jofnt efforts of City Attorney Breen
and Comptroller Lobeck. the city council
has been shown a wav to dig up ii.yo
townrd relieving the police fund deficit of
$8,000. Tho council promptly took the lip.
This amount alone will enable retention of
three-fourths, Instead of a little over one
half of the force for the remainder of the
year. But the comptroller has figured out
another plan to get $3,420 more, which the
ttorney will consider as to legality before
recommending to the council. That body
will meet today at 1:30 to take the matt-r
up. A letter from the comptroller as fol
lows explains:
Relative to the funds necessary for the
ue of the police dermi tment as Intended by
your honorable body In making your levy
February 8. lHflft. for the annual expenses, I
have this suggestion to make:
on account of the action or tru legisla
ture In changing the charter, the back taxes
and Interest collected on regular taxes were
diverted from their usual channels to Ihe
sinking fund, thereby causlnic a shortage In
all funds, based on the receipts of lost
year, of a sum exceeding $fo.oe0.
The police fund dwrinb the year 19" re
ceived from this $10,fiiS37. which was cred
ited to that fund .and In making the ap
portionment for the yesr 1!05. this source
of revenue was estimated and taken Into
account. In making your levy to cover the
expenws of the police department for I'Mo.
1 lie law was changed and II is accepted as
tact that all moneys that came in after
the approvnl of the law making the new
charter, from back taxes and regular Inter
est, must go to the sinking fund, and has
so been credited by this department, but I
believe, and In this the city attorney agrees
with me. that the moneys collected during
Janttary. February nnd March from back
taxes ana interest should he cremtea in tne
manner provided for by the charter of pre
vious years. As It Is well known there will
be a shortage In the police department of
over x.ou.
There came to the city In January. Feb
ruary and March, from back taxes, the sum
or SZ.E!0.h2. Estimating on a basis of col
lections for the year 1!M, the police depart
ment would be entitled to shout $3,000.
Therefore, I think that this council could
safely pass a resolution crediting the police
iunn from tris source the sum or 3.n"i)
Secondly, there Is another source of ciedit;
At the end of the year 1904 there was cred
ited to the general levy fund from the po
lice fund the sum of $4.91R. Of this sum
there were outstanding claims that had not
been presented, amounting to $1,41)4.70, which
after being paid left a balance In the gen
eral fund properly belonging to the police
fund of $3 420.39. Therefore, If your hon
orable body will deem It wise to adopt a
First, crediting the sum of $3,500 to the po
lice fund from back taxes and also the bal
ance of $3, 4 JO. 39 above mentioned, there
would then be a total of $6.9:0.39 available
for the use of the police department.
I believe that by strict economy and a
little sacrifice of time on the part of the
police officials and commissioners, that the
city could be fairly policed and Its property
protected to the end of the year.
Breen Claims Credit.
"So far as I can see the t3.W0 transfer
Is perfectly legal," said the city attorney.
"The suggestion was mine In the first
puu.-. Tba-iromptsolUr and-jni srlt worked
It out In Joint conference Sunday. I think
the last mentioned transfer can be made,
too, but want to Inquire closely Into It
The resolution making the $3,600 transfer
was adopted.
'o Referendum Wanted.
For the second time the fifty-year Inde
pendent telephone franchise wanted by
A. B. Hunt. T. E. Parmele and T. H. Pol
lock was turned down with a thud spec
tacular for Its remarkable dullness. To
back up the demand . for passage of the
ordinance a delegation of union laboring
men was present. Louis V. Guye, president
of the Central Labor union, Hald:
In behalf of organized labor we ask for
the exercise of an underlying principle, the
decision In questions of this kind by the
people. The charter has arranged that
franchises shall be granted or refused by
the people, and we think the people should
have a chance, to express their wishes In
this Instance. I admit that our motives
are selfish, because we think a second
telephone system will benefit laboring peo
ple. We do not believe the council can
Judge for all the people, and should not
try to do so.
As soon as Mr. Guye was heard Council
man Huntington moved that the ordinance
be laid on the table Indefinitely. Council
man Hoye made a fight for the ordinance
to have it referred to a committee, so It
could be discussed, and said that C. R.
Scott wished to talk, but it was discovered
that Scott had left the room. Hoye said
I the tab"'K f tn resolution was the dlrtl
! est sIaP tne PpP'e ever received from the
council. Only he and Zlmman voted against
the Huntington motion. Nicholson was ab
sent. Reassessing; Special Taxes.
The first move in the long talked of re
assessment for spcclul taxes to pay for
various Improvements, which have been
i cancelled by the courts subsequent to lit!
gatlon, was made In the adoption of a
resolution presented by the legal depart
ment directing the treasurer to supply the
engineer with all Information necessary.
' al! cases where sewer levies had been
! declared Invalid, to make new levies. These
are to be considered by the Board of
Equalization In December. The amount of
taxes Involved is possibly $200,000. Other
re-assessments of the same nature will
follow quickly.
Percy J. Mundy of the Mundy shows
wants to establish a soo In the Capitol
; avenue market house for the winter. Mr.
Aiunay oners to pay iu a month rent
for six months from the last of October.
ine mayor recommends the deal and the
council referred the matter to tha
mlttee on fire, water and police.
Mayor Moores approved the ordinance
granting a year's more time for the street
railway to bury Its light and power wires
In the downtown district.
Sewer Contract Awarded.
A contract for building a sewer In dii
trict 314 was awarded to Hans J. Peterson
' for $1,334.44. as the lowest bidder. He was
' also the lowest bidder In sewer district 315.
! offering to do that work for 15 0.rn.-i k,,.
, " " n- - - mi nicy uon I want
the sewer until they get water
' Dean Noyes and H. W. Cowdurov m.r
I Placed on the permanent payroll as super
intendent and street foreman of the asphalt i
repair iibiii, irBircuvriy, lor SO long SS
their services shall be satisfactory to the
engineer, mayor snd council. This Is dione
to take care of the men during the winter
when the p'ant Is Idle.
Taft Forming- Paaama Party.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 17.-8eeretary Taft
stated today that he had Invited some of
the members of the fortifications board to
accompany blm on his approaching visit to
the Isthmus. It Is expected that they will
look over the ground with a view to the
preparation of preliminary plans for tha
fortification of the canal terminals.
Jerry Simpson la Wry Low,
WICHITA. Ksn.. Oct. 17 -Former Con
gressman Jerry Simpson showed Improve
ment at 7 o'clock tonight and the attending
physician suid he might possibly last
Lhruusn th liliLL
Partly 4'lnnrir and t older Wednesday.
Tharaday Partly Cloudy.
Temperature at Omaha Ycsterdayi
Hour. Dca. Hour. Dea.
a a. ni 4t i p. m...... 4
H a. ni 40 X p. m -
T a. tn...... 4m x p. m T
ft a. m 4S 4 p. m 4T
n a. m 47 p. m 4T
10 a. tn 47 A p. m 47
11 i, m 4 T p. m 47
la m 4 ft p. m 4
ff p. m 41
T. B. Hord and Wife of Central City
Also Among- Those Slightly
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Oct. K.-(9pecial
Telegram.) No. 5. the regular northbound
passenger train on the Cheyenne North
ern branch of the Colorado Southern rail
road, wss ditched at Horse creek, thirty
five miles north of Cheyenne, today and
thirty-eight people were Injured. The ac
cident was caused by spreading rails, due
to the soft roadbed. A relief train was
run out from Cheyenne with surgeons
aboard, and the most seriously hurt were
brought to local hospitals. Many of the !
Injured had their wounds dressed and con
tinued on ?h'r way.
A partial list of the injured follows:
Mrs. Olara Hensky. Cheyenne, skull
fractured: will probably die.
Roadmaster J P. Burns. Hartvllle Junc
tion. Wyo., serious Internal injuries.
George Woodberry. St. George, Utah, In
ternal Injuries: may die.
The following received cuts, bruises and
Mr. and Mrs T. B. Hord, Central City,
Klmer Cloud, Beatrice, Neb.
A. I.. Medan. Charles Cammon, A. H.
Paulson. Charles I,eslle, Denver, Colo.
J. B. Branillette. Stanley, III.
A H. Winder. Boulder, Colo.
T. J. Lowry, Omaha, live stock In
spector. J. R. Whitehead. Nellie Becker. John
Whlttaker, James Therasharis, Guy C.ofT,
Cheyenne, yo.
Mrs. John Hunton, li. n.. v noeier,
Wheatland, Wyo.
Kighteen Greek laborers, en route to Sun
rise, Wyo.
Omaha Woman Wllllngr to Share the
Lot of Superintendent of
LOUISVILLE. Ky.. Oct. l?.-(Speclal Tel
egram.) That Miss Nellie Logan. Omaha.
Neb., Is not In the least afraid of goblins
and spooks and midnight graveyard strol
lers. Is shown by a letter received at the
Board of Public Safety, In which the young
woman says she is willing to marry the
supetlntendent of the Bowling Green cem
etery, who recently resigned because he
could not find a companion to siiare his
lonely lot. Miss Iogan says she Is a good
cook and Is not afraid of anything. The
letter reads as follows:
OMAHA. Neb., Oct. 14 Chairman Board
of Public. Hnfety. Louisville, Ky. Dear Sir:
Having noticed an article In our daily pa
per, was attracted by the statement you
make of Mr. Summervllle being elected as
superintendent of your cemetery, snd send-
Ing In his resignation for the reason he had
no comparilon and could not get one. Pleuje
V JK't accept the rcslimatlon or act on It.
?S? .rwrTtTVS n 'ever lin.;
young woman, who Is anxiously waiting lor
a replv and who would share her life with
a worthy chap and make life worth living,
cook his meals, etc. Trusting I may receive
a letter In reply, I remain your unseen
western friend.
Secretary Llndenberger of the Board of
Public Safety has been instructed to write
to Miss Logan that ex-Superintendent Sum
mervllle lives in Bowling Green, but that
there are several public officials here whq
have some sort of connection with ceme
teries. She gives her address at North
Thirty-first and Boulevard avenue.
Chicago Learns thnt American Girls
Are Being; Sold to Rich
CHICAGO, Oct. 17. Traffic In young
women, purchased In Chicago for practical
sale In all parts of the empire of China, has
been discovered by local federal and police
authorities, but this far no law has been
found prohibiting the exporting of Amer
ican women to foreign countries. The police
are In possession of the names of two
women, one in Chlcugo and another In
Shanghai, China, who are thought to be the
leaders In the practice.
The plan used In the operation of the al
leged ring was. It is believed, to first hire
unsuspecting women, tempting them with
lurid stories of wealth In the orient. A
position of maid or higher servant In
wealthy Chinese families Is said to have
been the bait offered. To bind the contract
the applicant for the position was told that
her traveling and living expenses would be
paid and all the' clothing necessary fur
nished. When the women reached China they
were Immediately placed under guard and
sent to the purchasers, who had previously
paid from $500 to $1,000 for each. Many are
supposed to be held In palaces of wealthy!
Chinese under heavy guards.
Alleged Spirit Medium Denounced as
a Fraud by Spiritualists'
National Board.
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 17. A sensation was
sprung at the opening session of the thir
teenth annual convention of the National
Association of Spiritualists In this city
tnriav. when the national board of trustees
reported, finding Mrs. C. W. Stewart of St. j things, but as for himself, he "would not
Louis, better known as Mrs. S. K. Folsom, discuss the question." Mr. McCurdy's de
gullty of fraudulent manifestations and of j meanor was so insistent and at times de
being a false spirtt medium. No sooner was ! "ant that the spectators bent forward to
the finding of the board of trustees handed ' "tch every word and stood on tiptoe ex
to Mrs. Stewart than her husband, who sat j P cting every moment to hesr him directed
with her In the front of the church, said he i by counsel to answer the question. His
would this afternoon appeal the case to the j proffer of another w itness was "all that P re
Mrs. Folsom had a hearing before a com
mittee of the rational association In Sep
tember at St. Louis, .and was there found
guilty through the alleged confession of an
Mrs. Folsom, In turn, says this confession
Is false and part of a conspiracy to cause
her downfall and promises some sensational
counter charge.
Movement of Occaa Vessels Oct. IT.
At New York Sailed, Oldenburg for
Bremen; Slavonla for Trieste; (Vvle for
Liverpool. Arrived. Kron Prlng Wilhelm
from Bremen.
New V-TMihtan' froanr,,hMo,,r,t'rHHa..fr0m
At Liverpool Arrived. Corintlilun from
Montreal. Sailed. Coronia for N-w York;
Lake Chainplain for Montreal
. . . W . I
At Gibraltar Arrived. Canop-e from
At London Arrived, Minnehaha from
New York.
At Boston Arrived. Manltnu from Ant
werp; Centiia from Liverpool.
At Queenstown Arrived, Majestic from
New York.
At lo er Arrived, VadtrUnd front Nw
York. v
Richard VcCnrdy Darilopa Surprising
Igeoraace of Vntual Lift Affairs.
President Eefan Inquisition to the Aotaary
of tk (ompanj.
Btatemiat Contradioting Teitiaonj of
Their Aaaata at Compared with Mttnal
Mr. McCurdy gays flO.OOO Was Paid...
Thomas H. Bowles to Settle Salt
Aliening. Mlsmanaaenir at of
Company's Affairs.
NEW TORK. Oct. 17-Testlmohy la tha
Insurance Investigation which was resumed
today after a week's adjournment of th
lepiHtlative commit tee, taken because of
the death last week of 8. Fred Nixon,
speaker of the assembly of the state of
New 'York, wss most eclttng throughout
the entire day nnd only the repeated threats
of Senator Armstrong, chairman of the
committee to clear, the room prevented
violent demonstrations of dlsapprobstlon
of the witness, who was Richard A. Mc
Curdy. president of the Mutual Life Insur
ance company. As It was. however, there
were Jeers at several periods of the day's
testimony that temporarily Interrupted the
proceedings. These came when Mr. Hughes,
counsel for the committee, asked ques
tions that Mr. McCurdy was reluctant to
answer or evaded and were made by the
crowd that stood at the back of the room,
which long ago proved Inadequate to ac
commodate the counsel and witnesses sum
moned and the crowds of spectators that
Increases with every hearing.
Assets of Mutual Life.
Before the witness was called James Me.
Keen, associate counsel to the committee,
put In evidence for the records a statement
of the assets of the Mutual Life Insurance
company and of the Banks of England,
France and Germany.
James M. Bck of counsel for the Mutual
Life Insurance company claimed last Tues
day before the committee that the assets
of the Mutual Life exceeded the combined
assets of tho Banks of England, France and
By cable, Mr. McKeen said, he had ascer
tained the combined assets of those Institu
tions were $2.2X674,73), while those of tha
Mutual Life were $440,978,371. Further, said
Mr. McKeen, he had found the salary of
the president of the Bank of Germany to
be $30,000 per annum and that of the chief
governor of the Bank of England to be
$10,000. He had been unable to ascertain
the salary of the president of the Bank of
Where this Important Investigation It
I K0'nK to li or where It will end ha
caused no small amount of conjecture and
douhtlers tn nm quarters anxiety. With
" many threads that have been take n up
and dropped before they have been followed
to their ends. In order that some new lead
may be taken up and with the additional
features that are disclosed with almost
every day's hearing the Interest grows mora
Money for Literary Bureau,
In Mr. McCurdy's testimony today a fea
ture entirely new was discovered, and this
was that the Mutual Life Insurance com
pany employed a literary bureau to 'send
out to the press of the country news mat
ter that was of benefit to the company.
This Information was elicited during the
probing of the "legal expense" account. It
came out when a voucher for the payment
of $2.5iO to Joseph Howard, Jr., In 1904, was
produced. Another voucher for tha same
amount, paid In May, 1904. was marked
"Repayable on demand." and "for profes
sional services." Mr. McCurdy had vised
the vouchers and explained that Mr. How
ard was a newspaper correspondent and
that his professional services consisted In
syndicating news stories. Pressed further.
Mr. McCurdy said: "Mr. Howard was a
correspondent for the Boston Globe and sev
eral other papers." Mr. McCurdy further
said that he paid Mr. Howard about $2,500
a year for these services and that the
voucher for May, 1905, was "really a loan
or an advance.
Witness Professes Ignorance.
During the earlier session of the day an
attempt was made to obtain from Mr. Mc
Curdy the reason for reducing the dividends
J on PoHt'ea the business Increased and
the assets piled up. This question was
prompted by the large number of letters re
ceived from policyholders by the commit
tee and cited facts snd examples. ThesM
letters came from all qver th country,
Mr. Hughes explained. He read but a few
of the letters, received from policyholders
who live in this city. The examples cited
were principally on the policies of the ten
payment Ufa plan. One In particular for
$3.u". that in 1876 drew a dividend of $56.76,
had been gradually cut until In 1904 It re
ceived only $3. The writer Inclosed tables
and statements from the company's rep
resentatives and said that this was In .th
face of the reserve Increasing year after
year. To all the questions on this matter
the witness said he was not fortified with
the Information required, that these wer
actuarial matters, and when pressed for
his opinion replied that he refused to an
swer the question or to enter any discus
sion. He would proffer a witness, his ac
tuary, whose business it was to know these
I vented steps Deing taken towara nia indict-
ment. When Mr. McCurdy would not offer
the Information himself Mr. Hughes started
on another line of Inquiry.
Attitude of the Committee.
Lute In the day Chairman Armstrong ex
plained that since the information declared
by the committee could be obtained by an
other source It was agreeable to th com
mittee to let Mr. McCurdy place himself In
the position he did. Had lie been directed
to answer and knowing the Information de-
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said, steps would have been taken to Indict
btn for a misdemeanor, which la the of-
" "-
j tlons before a legislative committee whll
the legislature was not In session. . While
the legislature Is In session the failure
would have constituted contempt.
Mr. McCurdy also during the effort to In
duce him to aiiHwer the questions as to the
reduction of dividends, launched forth Into
s protest as id the manner In which the In
vestigation was being conducted. Ha Said
lh commiuta waa going ttyend. lLa acoa