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OMAHA, MONDAY MOUNIN.U, OCTOBKK SO, 1903.
STATUS OF THE ARMY
Gsseral liniworth Discuses Attittd of
Public Toward tho Etrtioe.
DESERTION KIT REGARDED AS AC r
' Until Bitimnt Chug Tt Willi
passible U Eedaoo Iu
RECOMMENDS OSTRACISM AS F
Bnoawtj 8sldieri Should I
Like Other riminils. 1
PEOPLE HAvE LITTLE INTEREST IN ARMY
In Tim to rear It la Hegarded aa
an Institution That May D
Pared Down with
. ..SH1NGTON. Oct. S. Major General
1'. C. Alnaworth. the military secretary. In
Ills seoond annual report devote consider
able attention to desertions from the army,
Many' remedies have been proposed, but
none seems to be worthy ot very serious
Those, who know how the ranteen enme
to be abolished are not hu)eful for Its res
toration, there. Is not likely to be such In
crease tn tne soldier a pay as to onset tne
greater Inducement in civil pursuits; the
, comforts and even luxuries thut urc. fur
nlHhed to enlisted men In our service n;
now even criticised by some as being not
only extravagant, but Injurious In their
eftoet on men whose real business it is lo
march and light, encumbered with few coin
forts and no luxuries, and the llneljlliie
and instruction lu which the soldier is now
subjected are not likely to be. icluxcd in
tittle Interest In Army.
Our people have little teal interest in the
army In the time of peace and from ihe
earliest days of tho republic have been ac
customed to look upon It as a more or h sj
unnecessary institution that may be pured
down with safety whenever a aemand f'ir
retrenchment of publlo expenses arises. En
listment In the army In time of peace Is not
uncommonly rcgarued as evidence of worih
lussness on tho nart of the recruit ami
sertlon In such a time is generally looked
upon aa nothing more culpable thun the
breuch or a civil contract for service. Tho
deserter suffers lllrln or no 1,um ,,f ..nam
. by his offense, and Is seldom without friends
mill sympathisers to shield him from arrest
mm.io inieiceue in HIS behalf in the com
paratively rare evont of his falling: into the
hands of the military authorities.
Ostracism tor Deserters.'
It Is safe to predict that desertion from
the army will continue to be excessive
unless there shall have been a radical
change of public sentiment toward the
army and until the deserter shall come
io ue regarded as the criminal that he Is.
to be ostracised and hunted down aa re
luntlessly an any other transgressor of
the laws. There la no reason to look for
such change of sentiment in the nour
future, and there are some who believe
that the change will never come until
our people shall have learned, through
national disaster and humiliation, that the
effective maintenance of any army of pro
fessional soldiers Is absolutely essentia to
the preservation of the national honor and
life and that the trained and disciplined
troops of a inodprn enemy cannot be with
stood by hastily organized armies of un
trained or half trained civilians.
ost treagth-.ef Armr.
tleneral Alnsworth says that the actual
; strength, of the entire military establish
ment June 30 last was 3,800 officers and 67,
433 enlisted men in the regular army, 26
officers and 060 enlisted men In the Porto
Rico provisional regiment of infantry, and
108 officers and 6,039 enlisted men In the
Philippine scouts, making a total of 3,94
officers and 63,022 enlisted men. The maxi
mum strength of the regular army, not In
cluding the hospital corps. Is now fixed
by executive order at 60,176 enlisted men.
The losses in the regular army during
the fiscal year were:
Officers killed In action or died of wounds,
dlseuse. etc., 24; resigned or discharged,
In; dismissed, 1. deserted. 3; retired, 69;
Enlisted men killed In action, died of
wounds, disease, etc.. 377: discharged upon
expiration of lenn of service. 22.264; dis
charged for disability, by sentence of court-,
martial and by order, 0,460; deserted, 6.533;
retired, 1M; total. 38,813.
Rattle Flags for War Department.
During the year 274 battle flags. In cus
tody of the War department.' were re
turned to the governors of the states In
which the regiments that bore them were
raised. He says there still remains here
4."2 of these flags 164 union and 28 con
federatewhose former ownership or cus
tody It has been Impossible to trace.
General Alnsworth recommends that
these union flags be transferred to the
United States military academy and that
the confederate flags be given to some
general confederate memorial .or historical
association, perhaps the Louisiana His
torical association at New Orleans, the
Bout hern Historical association at Rich
mond, Vs., or the United Confederate Vet
ll SPANISH CRUISER TOTAL LOSS
Armament an-1 Hull of Cardinal Cl
neroa. Which .aul Saturday OA
Marus, tan not Be Sared.
FERROL, Spain. Oct. 29. The naval au
thorities have given up hope of salving the
armament and hull of the Spanish armored
crulaer Cardinal Clsneros, which sunk yes
terday near Muros, province of Coruna,
after striking a rock. The vessel Is lying In
a had position In eighty feet of water.
The captain of thv cruiser reporta the fol
lowing details of the loss; Shortly after
leaving Muros Bay for Ferrol, with the re
mainder of the squadron In a calm sea, the
Cardinal Clsneroa. owing to a fog proceeded
alowly? Off Point Melxldoa the cruiser waa
taking soundings wheu the catastrophe o
curred. the vessel striking an uncharted rock
with terrific violence. An enormous rent was
made In Its bows through which the water
rushed In great volume and the ship began
to sink rapidly. The crew was called to
quarters and observed discipline. Thev
launched eight boats, but these were not
sufficient to take off the entire complement '
of M0 men and the remainder were rescued
under difficult rondltiona by a steam trsw
and several fishing smacks which stood by.
The ship disappeared In less thun forty
ADDRESS BY GENERAL HOWARD
Retired Army Otnper Makes Addreaa
at Kaaaaa City on Home
KANSAS CITY. Mo., Oet. 29 -General O.
O. Howard spoke tonlgt at the First Con
gregational church In this city upon tho
subject of educational work in the Cum
berland mounlalna. TAnty-lo graduates
(colored) of the Howard university, an In
stitution founded during General Howard's
service In the government Freedmeu's Aid
bureau, attended the services.
A collection was taken and scholarships
of .) each to Lincoln Memorial institute
at Cumberland Gap, In which General liow-a-rJ
la Interested, war mbscrllieU,
PRESIDENT MAKES FAST TIME
Fleet la Reported Off taranaik at it
p. an. Sanday, with All oa
. UNITED 8TATE8 FLAGSHIP WEST
VIRGINIA, off Savannah, Ga., Oct. 29
A strong breese from the northeast has
kicked up a heavy sea, but notwithstanding
these unfavorable circumstances the
squadron has maintained an average speed
of twenty knots from Jupiter Jlght t the
present point, thus breaking all records
for any squadron In our navy. This morn
ing the entire crew was mustered aft and
President Roosevelt delivered a Short ad
dress to them. The president has spent
most, of the day on the forward bridge
with Admiral Brownson.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.. Oct. 29-The
wireless station on Anastasia Island has
been In communication with cruiser West
Virginia at Intervals all during last night
Messages during the night conveyed news
that the president was well and thoroughly
enjoying the voyage with fine weather up
to that time. The cruiser had , not en
countered rough weather until shortly
after noon today, when, nearlng Savannah,
It ran into the storm which Is prevailing
along the coast.
Last night Admiral Brownson gave a
banquet to the officers of the West Vir
ginia and Its consorts in honor of the presi
dent. The usual Saturday evening concert
abord was also enjoyed by the president.
The West Virginia and Its consorts
passed by St. Augustine shortly after 3
o'clock this morning. The vessels were
nearly It miles off the coast. Mayor
Boyce, on behalf of the citizens of St.
AugusMiie. sent a message to the presi
dent from this station offering congratula
tions and best wishes for a safe and pleas
ant voyage. The uiesmige was received
und acknowledged. '
The station here picked up a number of
messages which were being transmitted to
the president, most of which were words
of congratulations and best wishes from
governors and high officials all over the
country. The presidential fleet was re
ported off Savannah about 2 o'clock this
afternoon. The ships were well out to
sea anil making remarkable speed, not
withstanding the high winds.
Chief Electrician Elklns. In charge of the
statlon here, states that the weather, while
cloudy and blustery, has been Ideal for '
transmitting and receiving tho wireless
messages. lie has had no difficulty in
receiving and sending messages nt dis
tances ranging from 100 to nearly 1,000
CATHOLIC ORPHANAGE BURNS
Priest and Trro Boys Seriously Hurt
by Jnmplnar from Roof of
RALEIGH, N.'C Oct. 29 Thiee persons
were seriously Injured, one of whom subse
quently died, and a dozen ar.tiers had a nar
row .smn from the ames In a fire that de-
' ; ,
stroyed the priests' house at Nazareth or
phanage, a Catholic boys' Institution, three
miles from Raleigh, early this morning.
The flro broke out between : 3 and S o'clock
this morning and spread rapidly. Twejve.
persona in the building escaped by Jumping
from the second and third story windows. I
" -. ., ,..,k
aged 15. were hemmed In the flame, on top
of the building forty-five feet above the
ground. Timothy Wallace of New York, j Vhe ...t rerti we -o very en
who has been studying Tor the .priesthood. . r" d t bft anxlous.
climbed the buttress of the . building to u "gln; l L h.- ..t svmnathr
rescue them, was cut off from the stair-
ways, and he three Jumped, all being man-
gieo. ana injurea enou,,,-. usn u.ec
iunit.111. 1 'I . jiiiu 4 wi iv. x m
ID or New torn, ttevs.
Fathers Price and O'Brien Jumped from
windows thirty feet from the ground, but
are not seriously Injured. The property loss
Is over t-'B.OOO.
PflR VrTITIIT IIR LIIU RfnmsfflV
uuivu I I I u I iwl I vii nuiuini
Oplulon of the storthlnsc Seem, tn
I'svof Continuation of Mon.
Mr. Nicholson leaves a wife and a baby j attempting to ascertain If the flood had
CHRTBT1ANIA. Oct. 29.-The Storthing girl. Mrs. Nicholson Is prostrated with . damaged the property of the company The
sat until a late hour Saturday night dls-.; grief. There are three brothers, two sisters othPr dpath was the result of a shock to
cussing a constitution. M. Honow; form- and his mother to survive him. One brother an nValld who awoke. and found her room
erly radical leader, on behalf of th repub-; lives with his mother in Nebraska 'City, j flooded with water. Besides these casual
llcans. declared that the proposal for a j The sisters live in Portland. Ore. Another ties several persons were Injured ln the
plebiscite diminishes the respect held for brother Is ln Seattle and the third In La no0i whIe attempting to recover the bodies
the Storthing's governmental responsibility. I Grand. Ore. of the two me suffocated In the tunnel
roreign Minisier Loveiann saia s repun-
llcan would be Intrinsically as valuable as j fraternal organisations, especially the de
a inonarchial constitution, but he pointed ' grees of Masonry. He was a member of
out that Norway being a well established
constitutional monarcny generations or
labor would be necessary to work out
republican Institutions. A continuation as
a monarchy, ho added, would be the logical
result of the policy of Juno J, when the
Storthing dissolved the union between Nor-
way and Sweden, and that otherwise Nor
way's international position would be haz
ardous. Minister of Commerce Arctander said the
government would resign If this policy was
Among those selected for ministerial posts
abroad is H. 8. Hauge, former secretary
of legation for Norway and Sweden at
Washington. The Foreign office Is pushing
Its wrk of organizing a consular service.
GREAT SHINTORIJES FOR DEAD
Admiral Togo Officiates at Service In
Memory of aval Officer a Killed
tn Battle. ,
TOKIO. Oct. 29-Noon. The great Shinto
ritea ln memory of the naval officers and
men who were killed during the war were
held t mlay at Aoyama cemetery. Besides
the admirals, officers and sailors, hundreds
of civil dignitaries were present. Admiral
Togo addressed the departed spirits, eulo
glzing their noble deeds in battle and their
gallant co-operation which resulted in the
sacrifice of their Uvea.
He humbly asked repose for the spirits
whoso exemplary deeds In life had contrib
uted to the victory over a powerful enemy.
While reading his address Admiral Togo
was seen to be stirred with strong emotion,
which wus In contrast with his calm de
meanor while on the bridge of the Mlkasa
during the hottest battles.
The ceremony was most Impressive and
calculated to leave a lasting impression on
those who witnessed lt. Thousands of
sailors marched tothe accompanying strains
of music to the cemetery and afterward to
the Naval club.
Farmer Kicked by Horse.
8TUKGI3. 8 D.. Oct. 2.-SpecUl Tele
gram.) Bert Harvey, a farmer, residing
on Alkali, near here,' waa kicked on the
head by a horse yesterday morning and
rendered unconscious: His left Jaw Is
bruised, lips swelled, Jeft eye black and
swollen. Ho had not regained conscloua
nesa up to tonight and It la thought Lhat
ha Is seriously hurt.
COLNCILM AN NICHOLSON DEAD
City Offioial Panes A way Unexpectedly at
Eii Homo Hndtj Afternooi.
DEMISE IS DUE TO APPENDICITIS
He Had Been a Realdeat of Omaha
for Flfteea Years and Had Long;
Taken, aa Active Interest
la Public Affaire.
City Councilman George T. Nicholson
died most unexpectedly at 1:30 yesterday
The news of his sudden demise came as
a shock and a sad surprise to his many
friends and aupporters. A week ago last
Friday he began' to feel Indisposed and
soon developed the symptoms of appen
dicitis. The family physician. Dr. T. J.
Kalal failed to alleviate his suffering and
last Thursday afternoon an operation was
performed and a suppurative abscess
around the appendix was removed. After
the operation Mr. NicholBon ralliod quickly
and appeared to be well on the road to
recovery. Dr. Kalal made his usual call
Sunday about noon and felt very confident
that everything was going well. Mr. Nich
olson's pulse was good and his temperature
normal. He left orders to begin a stronger
diet In the evening, if there was no un
Shortly after 3 o'clock It was noticed by
the nurse In charge that a dense perspira
tion had broken out on the patient's brow
and she sent at once for the physician.
Before arrived Mr. Nicholson died; and
from the last flutters of his heart Dr.
Kalal diagnosed the cause of his death as
nn acute dilatation of the heart.
One of Mr. Nicholson's brothers lives In
Nebraska City, and he has been tele
graphed. Ho Is expected to arrive tonight
to take charge of the affairs. No definite
arrangements will be made as to the fu
neral services until he Is here.
Career of Dead Man.
George T. Nicholson was 41 years of age
when he died He was born In Rochester,
N. Y., February 23, 1S64. His father was a j
carpenter and when his son was 12 years
old. the family moved to Nebraska, lo
cating ut Nebraska City. Here Mr. Nlch-
olson spent his school days. It was there
md during his boyhood that he met Mies
Ulanch E. Halbrook, who later became his
wife. During the early years of his man
hood he wus an engineer on the Missouri
Pacific railroad. Fifteen years ago he came
to Omaha und for seven years he was cus
todian of the Masonic temple, to which
order he had long been a member. After
w ih, Walior i
ward he Became u " i
Display company, with whlcn ne was aim
connected at the time of his death. In ;
this firm he was the active partner and
1 . ,..irin, the
held the position of president during tne
i greater tart of his service.
At about the time of his entering me continuing, the report si.-s: -
ler Display company he became Interested , A carrful Bnaiysls of s)i fl'tration ad
In municipal affairs and Just previously : vertlslng Indicates that earthing- pe"l-
u.a narvA the unexDifed term of a mem-
71. x,a r iM.,.tlnn. In April,
, oer oi m i"-""'" .
1903, he was chosen es a memoer ui m
council where he held the position o vice
,j ' . r .i, .,ji
presldent of the council.
Mayor Moores Trlhnte.
The news of his death was received with
great regret by Mayor Frank K. Moorcs,
! who had not heard or it unui an
! ..vwi with regard to it. He Bald:
Vhow much this .hocks
1 ?J'..., .u nv dan-
' Nicholson that he showed
, be a fearless, conscientious mem-
of cmmo)I om, who,e abuies lt I
: , . . x. man I always
; " . " Tt , " r(,eretful that a man
, ln ru" ,.".," ... v .hml1(, have to lav
i aown iu uiiv, i, c, 0.0 '"' .
I sir. aner sain: io" cammi j "".' -
thing too good of George T. Nicholson. I
'do not hesitate to say that he was the life
of our firm. He was always prompt and
full of energy. It will be a great losa to
i all." ...
jr. Nicholson wjps a member of several
St. John's lodge. Scottish Rite Masons, of
. the Knights Templar, Omaha council no. i
! and Omaha chapter No. 1. He avas also a
, member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers, tt is likely that they will bo
, Kiad to asflst In showing the last respects
Q their brother.
KING IS TEACHING A PRINCE
Peter of Servla t'adertakes Taak
Abandoned by Iaatraetor of
BELGRADE. Oct. 29.-(Speclal Cablegram
to The Bee.) King Peter of Servla has now
taken up the arduous task of Instructing , the flooded district.
his son, the Servian crown prince, which Carelessness on the part of the Barry
his tutor. Major Levasseur, gave up In i brothers cost them both their lives. Every
despair. His majesty takes the youth with I Saturday night the air pressure ln the
him wherever he goes. Every morning he tunnel Is shut off to sllow ventilation while
reads to him Illuminating passages from ' work ln the tunnel Is abandoned over Sun
the newspapers, and watches while tho i day. This allows the collection of gases,
prince Improves his mind by conning a which are blown off when the pressure is
certain number of pages a day. put on again Sunday night. When the
If the prince chafea while the "mental : water main fiurst word was sent to Michael
Improvement" course Is In progress a sec- I Barry, the superintendent, who went to
! rntary Is called, who reads aloud passages
j which in the estimation of the king the
prince should assimilate. King Peter then
I comments on the value of the Information
conveyed. The books selected for the edi
fication of the princely mind are mainly
historical and political.
Prince George had hoped with the com
ing of his majority a few weeks ago he
would be delivered from the school room
thralldom, but the king has decided that
his education must continue.
YOl'XG MAI ACCIDENTALLY KILLED
Frank McGsgla Killed by Shot from
Revolver which He Dropped.
PIERRE. 8. D.. Oct. J9 (8peclal Tele
gram.) Frank McGugin. about 18 yeara old.
waa accidentally ahot and killed here late
last night. He was a son of 8. D. McGugin.
local agent for the Americas Express com
pany, and was looking after the affairs of
the office during the absence of his father
ln Ohio. Ha had prepared to meet ths
night train and went Into a restaurant
for lunch, laying his coat on a table. In
picking R up the revolver which he carried
on his trips fell from the pocket and was
discharged, the ball striking him In the
abdomen and coming out at his shoulder.
He was tsken to ths hospital and lived
CITY L0SESSIX MILLIONS
Engineers Who Examine ' Work oa
Three Philadelphia Projects
PHILADELPHIA. Oct. 29.-The report of
the Board of Investigating Engineers, ap
pointed last July by Mayor Weaver to ex
amine tho nitration system of the city
and the northeast and southern boulevards
now under construction, which report was
submitted to the mayor yesterday, was
made publlo today. It la signed by Major
Cassius E. Gillette of the U tiled States
engineer corps, who Investigated the Savan
nah harbor frauds, and John Donald Mac-
Lennon of Washington. D. C. The report i
shows that up to date the city has lost
through excessive costs, collusive bids. Ille
gal advertising and In other ways the sum
of W.330,000. - ' . ,
The contractors who have received most
of the more than $18,000,000 which have been
expended on Improvement are D. J. Mc
Nlchol & Co., James Ryan, John A. Kelley
and Vara Bros. The members of the Mc
Nlchol firm are Israel W,. Durham, leader
of the local republican organization; State
Senator J. P. McNlchol. also a city leader,
and the tatter's brother, Daniel. The Vare
Arm Is made up of State Senator J. H.
Vare and R. J. Vare. . Their brother,
William Vare, is recorder ot deeds, an
The officers held responsible by the re
port tof some of the conditions of the
filtration system are William C. Haddock,
who was director of public works under
Mayor Ashbridge; Peter" E. Costello, di
rector of public works under Mayer Wea
ver until last May, when the mayor dis
missed him. und John W. Hill, former
chief of tho bureau of filtration,4 who Is
awaiting trial on the charges of fraud
and falsification of records In connection
with the construction of the filtration sys
tem. The report says:
Omitting from construction all small con
tractssay under aao.ouo we find street
filtration work und the two boulevards,
as constructed up to datu. the city has
paid or pledged tl8.7fil.541.'
First class work under the filtration un-
H..r IhA wf tH.'Atiftnia fthnulri not huvp cost
' over X12A'M. which Includes an aliow-
uncc f- w or jng for le,itl
mate contractors profits.- 1 h" uirretence
is tti.33O.0w). In other words, l&.T6o,0u0 in
round numbers lias been- mld for work
costing tho contractors lt).3o.tMio.
Of the t'i.SJU.VOU excessive cost, there hos
gone to tho contractors who worked under
the name of D. J. McNichol. to.Otio.122;
similarly to Ryan & Kelley. 543.K90, und
to Vare Bros.. tMUU!.
Of the tlH.T61.Ml, there remains unpaid
about totW.Ono to McNlchol and tT5,000 to
Ryan & Kelley. !
Much of the work done by Ryan &
Kelley and D. J. McNlchol , is ' not first
class. The parts which show prominently
to the tiuhllc are falrlv well done: tho Darts
that tan lie examined witli tv tittle trouble
nre. dlK,nc.tly aecond clas and not up to
the specifications. Wo. of course, do not
know what the condition f such portions
a cannot be seen without! tearing up the
wherever w- hive .in? into it
I we find It second class or worse. '.
me was aone to avoio any real punnrsty
wituout ie.lt ng mat tact npear too 4rom
, inently in tne record
liminary estimates. Instead' of being freely
; rurnisnea to nianers. y re rigorously
I guarded secrets, so far as 'i general bld-
. (u,gi(uu.ernBd, .( :,',,! were
materials, where they were
CHICAGO WATER MAIN BURSTS
Accident t'aases Loss of Three Lives
aad Property Damage Amounts .
to g ISO.OOO. -
CHICAGO. Oct. 2.-Three lives were lost,
property valued at, tlM.000 was destroyed,
scores of families were made homeless and
j " 'i lam
lrWKt1t traffic on the Nickel Plate rullroad
l0 hou"' becaus.
of th' hna1nK ot a water main at Elgh-
talities resulted indirectly from the flood,
which followed the bursting .of the water
ipir,. Bnfi .,-1 fl,. i,,0ji, .u,,
i hood for several blocks, damaging a num-
, of l)USnP!. j,ou , thp v,,.,ntv . Two
. of . ,he pprgon() wh(l ,, .. .
lovrom6 hv ffag ln th( ,,, ,unnp t
i Eighteenth street and Armour avenue while
MICHAEL BARRY, shaft sunerlntendent
Illinois Tunnel company, overcome by gas
while examining tunnel for damage caused
' w" 'JJJ, 'j'
i PATRICK BARRY, master mechanic of
j tunnel company, overcome by gas while
, ,ir,(Pt,1,,t.0, ,rSHru,'. J.1? ,ro,&Tr
: ciark street. wis taker, from h"r
' room to a hospital, where she did a few
I hours later as a "result of the shock and
John Casey, overcome by gaa while at
tempting to rescue the Barry brothers;
Cyril Ma her. overcome by gas while look
ing for the bodies of the Barry brothers;
Joseph I-avanoico, leg broken when the
Nickel Plate tracks, which had been under
mined by the flood, csved in.
Several other persons suffered minor In
juries while escaping from their homes In
i niake an Investigation of the tunnel ln
' that district. When Barry reached the
' shaft the air pressure had not been turned
on, but he Insisted that he could make the
Investigation In perfect safety. After Barry
had been in the shaft for half an hour and
no word had been received from him his
brother decided to follow him. Some time
passed and neither man appeared. Then
a rescuing party was formed, but all efforts
st rescue were blocked by the condition of
the air In the tunnel. Several efforts were
made to gel into the tunnel during the day
and It was during one of these attempts
that Casey and Maher were overcome. Up
to a late hour tonight the bodies of the
Barry brothers were still ln the tunnel.
Fifteen Years for' Manslaughter.
CHEYENNE, Wyo.. Oct. 2.-(Special.)
Nester Varqiieze. the Mexican coal shovelrr
who brutally murdered Andrew 8. Artist In
a room over the Home Ranch saloon, on
West Seventeenth street, a mpnth ago,
Saturday pleaded guilty to manslaughter
and was sentenced by Judge Bcott to fifteen
years at hard labor. The maximum penalty
for the crime Is twenty yeara.
Know In western Nebraska.
DENVER. Oct. 29. A wet snow began
falling late this afternoon and the aloriii
waa in lull sway tonlxht In Wyoming,
western Nebraska and South Dakota. In
Colorado onlf western stupe Is affected.
CLEVELAND PLANTS A TREE
former President llacei White sUple it
Park Near e'er on Yonument.
OTHER DISTINGUISHED GUESTS ASSIST
Party Leaves Nebraska City nn Spe
cial Train Over the RnrllnRton
Route Sunday Evening
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., Oct. 29. tSpe
rial Telegram.) Former President Orover
Cleveland and the party of distinguished
guests that attended the unveiling of the
Morton monument planted a white maple
tree at noon today In the southeast corner
of the plot of ground In front of the monu
ment of J. Sterling Morton.
A hole had been dug for the tree, which
Is about twelve feet high, and Mr. Cleve
land placed the maple In the hole and
threw In the first shovel of earth. Each
of the guests then placed a shovel full of
earth about the roots. Several of the party
made very brief addresses and the com- I
pany Joined in a song. The tree planting
was witnessed by only a few persons be
sides the Arbor Lodge guests.
At :30 this evening the special train bear
ing Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland and the party
who accompanied the ex-prcsldent left for
Chicago over the Burlington. Mr. Cleve
land apent a quiet day at Arbor Lodge
and did not feel any ill effects from his
long exposure to the cold, damp weather
of yesterday while he remained upon the
speakers' stand during the unveiling cere
mony. It is leurned locally that Mr. and Mrs.
Cleveland had practically decided to come
to Omaha for a visit on Sunday. The
raw, cold character of the day had Mm t
ffect of chancing this plan, however, and
the former president and his wlfo at the
last moment decided to go straight through
Telephone Coin pany Paya Damages.
HUMBOLDT. Neb.. Oct. 29 (Special.)
The case of Mace E. Atwood against the
Falls Citv Telephone compuny was settled
'out of court, the company .paying the plain
tiff tl.300 and settling costs of action. This
case grew out of a severe accidental Injury
sustained by Mrs. Atwood. wife of a Hum
boldt farmer, in January, 1902. The team
took fright at a dog and sturted to run,
smashing Into a telophonc. pole before Mr.
Atwood could get them under control. It
was thought for a time the woman was
killed and she came out of the deal with
the loss of one of her limbs. It Is claimed
the poles had been set too far Into the road
way and suit was brought first against the .
county, but later this was dismissed and j
action begun against the u-lephotiu com
pany, with the above results. The case has
been continued for several years. '
XeltraaUa Students In Boston.
BOSTON', Massj Oct. 29. (Special Tele
gram.) A majority of the entering students
at the New England Conservatory of Music.
recently opened for Its fall term, are rrom , aBer of tll ghephcrd King Co.," was held
the middle west Among them are the lol- ( on a cnarge of murdering his sweetheurt,
lowing: Adah Dell Bowen. Broken Bow. Mlsg 8usan ory, the victim of the Win
Neb., regular course voice and piano; Fay , ,,.,, rBa mvaterv. which has been
H.wterter. IM.4.ill. NcV: full piano court-;
Anna M. Johnson. Holdrege, , Neb., full
course piano; Gussle Oants, Rapid City, 8.
D., piano, voice and languages; Retail B.
Rich, Des Moines, la., regular course In
voice work; Jessie M. Walker, Fargo, N.
D., regular course In piano.
COWEN TALKS OF CONVENTION
Detectives Gather Bvldenre Showtnsr
That Railway Officials At
tempted to Park It.
' ,. . .
CHICAGO. Oct. 29,-Lvldcnce tending to
prove that efforts were made by railroad
interests to pack the recent convention
of the Interstate Commerce Law league.
will be taken to Washington by the notifi-
cation coniinnicu nu piacco. oeiore me
proper authorities, when they go to tho oominK of a committee to take him to a
capital to present President Roosevelt with fraternity house to initiate him. When
a copy of tho resolutions adopted by the they went to the spot an hour later Pierson
convention, in Stelnway hall. waa not tm.r,. A hurried Investigation re-
This statement was made tonight by sulted In the finding of the student's
Judge Cowen of Fort Worth, Texas, who ( mangled body on the railroad track on
was a delegate to the convention. Accord-! the bridge. How he came to be on the
lug to Judge Cowen the executive commit- ' bridge the students are at a loss to under
tee of the league for several weeks before stand'. Rumors were afloat today that
the date of the convention had detectives Pierson had been tied to the railroad track
busy gathering evidence shdwlng that the by the Initiators, but the fraternity men
railroads were attempting to Influence dele- emphatically deny that such a thing was
gates with the purpose of defeating the done or even contemplated,
object of the convention In endorsing Presl- ( Young Pierson was a son of I N. Pier
dent Roosevelt's position on the railroad ; son, a business man of College Hill, Cln-
'One of the charges against the onven-
tlon by the railroad people," said Judge
Cowen tonight, " Is that our' meeting was
held for political purposes. This is mani-
r i festly ridiculous, as more than half the
delegates In Stelnway hall were democrats
from southern states. This movement Is
broader than any political party and those
connected with the movement Include rep-
resentatlves of every party and every Una
of business In the country."
WORST BANK WRECK ON RECORD
Depoaltora la Enterprise of Allegheny
Will Not Get Tea Cents on
PITTSBURG, Oct. 29-The Post tomorrow
will say: If every penny of the M0 per cent
essessment against the stock of the Enter
prise National bunk Is paid, the depositors '
will not get more than ten centa on the
dollar. That is the opinion of the govern-
n-.ent officials at Washington to whom the
corps of federal experts at work on the
bank's condition have reported.
Startling facts as to the extent of the 1 automobile scorching. Among the prom
fallure have developed. The department Inent automoblllsta detained were Marion
officials brand it as the "worst wreck on Lambert, vice president of a pharmacy
record." Not only does It appear that ; company; August Gehner, capitalist; F. II.
every asset of the Institution was borrowed , Britton, general manager of the Cotton
or atolen. but that through the re-hothe. I Belt railway, and Mr. and Mrs. Vincent
cation of notea and securities, the bank' Kerens. Mr. Kerens Is the son of Colonel
owes ln excess to. everything It ever had. i R- "". Kerens, recently nominee for United
COMMANDER JVA BOOTH ILL
Saltation Army Officer 1 nable to
Keep Engagement In Balti
more. BALTIMORE. Md.. Oct. 29. Commander
Eva Booth of the Salvation Army, who urn
to deliver two addresses here today, failed
to appesr, and It waa announced that she
had been taken seriously ill with apnendl-
! citls in New York us ahe waa about to
t l.iv, for this citv. Near the rloe of tha
meeting tonight Colonel William Peart read
to the audience a telegram from New York
headquarters, which said: "Miss Booth
slightly lietter. hut very low and cannot
NEW YORK, Oct. a. At Salvation Army
headquarters tonight It was said that Cum.
niunder Eva Booth was not ill with appen
dicitis and tl.at she was merely greatly
fatigued and In need cf rest.
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Partly riondy. Knon la Southwest
Portion Monday. Tuendnuy Fair.
Temperature at Omnhn Yesterday!
Hoar. Ilea. llonr. new.
It a. tn ..... . .14 1 p. m !"
A a. m S3 9 p. ra ...I.. 5W
7 a. m :t.t ,t p. m 4
a. ni S3 4 p. m 40
"a. m at R p. m 40
10 a. in 84 n p. m 41
11 a. m H.t T p. ra 41
13 m ST H p. m 40
n p. m nn
SUIT CASE WYSTERYSOLVED
Victim la Mlsa Knsan Geary, a Chorus
Girl, and Her Flanre, Morrla Na
than, la Charged with Murder.
BOSTON, Oct. 20. That the dismembered
body found In a suit case at Wlnthrop on
September 21 Is that of Susan Geary of
Cambridge Is the belief of the girl's family
and friends and of the Boston police de
partment. Miss Geary, who was the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J., D. Ocary. was a chorus
girl of the "Shepherd King" company and
wag Known on tn(, gtuge as Ethel Durrell.
She was 21 years old. Mrs. Geary today
Identified three rings taken from the right
hand found In the second suit case picked
up near the new Charlestown bridge on
Friday last as those worn by her daughter i
when she absented herself from the theatrl- ,
cal company on September 11.
Confirmation of Miss Geary's disappear
ance from the company came from Morris
Nathan, secretary to tho manager of the
company and to whom Miss Geary wns
engaged. Mr. Nathan Is now In Pittsburg,
Pa. According to Nathan, . Miss Geary
parted from him on the best of terms the
day after the company closed Its last en
gagement In this city and he supposed,
he said, that he should see her at the next
performance In Lowell, on the following
day. Instead, however, a message was
received by the company's manager from
"P. A. Smith. M. D., Boston," which stated
thut "Miss Durrell" was suffering from
stomach trouble und would be unublc to
report for several days.
Miss Geary dropped out of sight after
that and so far as the police uie concerned
they have been unable to find any one who
either saw or communicated with the girl.
Ten daya later a dress suitcase. In which
was the torso of a young woman, was
found floating In the harbor near the Wln
throp Yucht club, about three miles belnw
the city, and on Friday last another suit
case containing the urms and legs of the
victim was taken from the water off the
city docks, near tho new Charlestown bridge
over the Charles river. On the lingers of
the right hand were three tings, which
gave the police' the first tangible clue in the
cage jt was tnen oun(j that Mrs. Geary
ia(j a n,gsna: daughter whose description
tallied with that of the suitcase victim.
Mrs. Geary and her two daughters de
scribed the rings und afterward positively
Identified them as belonging to Susan Geary.
PITTSBURG. Oct. . After a long and
searching examination at police headquar
ters, lasting until after 1 o'clock this morn
ing, Morris Nathan, secretary to the man-
.... Boston authorities for hum
than a month.
FRESHMAN KILLED BY TRAIN
Kenyon College Student Meets Mys
terious Death While Awaltloa
Inltlatlon lato Society.
GAMBIER. O.. Oct. 29. Stewart L. Fier
son. a freshman at Kenyon college, was
I killed by a Clevolntid. Akron & Columbus
j train last night while awaiting Initiation
l Into the Delta Kappa Epsllon fraternity.
Thfre wag no eye wtnPf, to the nccdont
' far ag i,nown.
I According to the statement of members
1 0 tm, fraternity. Pierson had been told
to station himself at, the foot of sn ahut-
mn. f th rnilrosd hrld and wnll iu
clnnatl. Mr. Pierson, sr., is a member of
the Delta Kappa Epsllon fraternity and
had come here to attend the initiation of terlor practicollv ceased. Government
his son. The body of the dead studentjteoi.ps were placed In the' government tele-
was taken to the home of President Pierce
of Kenyon and prepared for burial. 1 It
was taken to Cincinnati this morning on
' a special train by the father,
l Before leaving Mr. Pierson notified the
members of the fraternity that he did not
attach any blame to them.
The theory advanced by the students and
members of the facility is that young Pier
son sat down on tho end of a railroad tie
to watt and fell asleep. He had been up all
the previous night awaiting hla father's ar
rival and was worn out by his long vigil.
AUTO SCORCHERS ARRESTED
Deputy Sheriffs Armed with Shotaruns
Patrol Roads In Vicinity of "
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 3. A force of deputies,
! armed with shotguns and appointed by the
' sheriff, under authority of the St. I,ouls
', county court, patrolled the St. Louis county
I roads for the first time today to prohibit
States senator. The chauffeurs were charged
with exceeding the speed limit and re
leased In bond pending trial next Thurs
day. The shotgun patrolmen, stationed along
the roads, used stop watches and then
stopped the automobiles with levejed shot
guns. Women Occupy Pulpits.
IS ANGELES. Cal.. Oct. . Todav wa.
'white ribbon" day In the various churches
of the city and suburban towns. In honor
of the visiting delesatea to the National
Woman's Christian Temperance union con
vention. The principal event of the dny
waa the conven'ion sermon, delivered by
Miss Elizabeth W. Greenwood of the evan
gelistic department at the First Congrega
tional church this afternoon.
Movements of Oceaa Vesaele Oet. SM.
At New York Arrived : Bleucher, from
Hamliuig; Nl'oUl II. from t'opf nlmern ;
Columblu, from Glusgow; United Slates,
from Copenhagen; La Gaarogne, from
At Queenstown Sailed: Etrurla. for New
At Duver-Bailed: iIoUk. for New York.
CRISIS IS IMMINENT
Banian OoTsrntnent Smitis fowerleii t
Cope with Biiuaiisn,
PRESENT REGIME SEEMS TOTTERING
Diffsrencei Develop Bstween Count Wittt
and General Trepoff.
DISCONTENT EXTENDS TO THE ARMY
OraTS Doubts Are Now Entertained ei
Fidelity of Imperial Guard.
TWO SERIOUS CONFLICTS IN ODESSA
Trrent -even Persona Are Reported
Killed and Ninety Injured
Coaaaeka Fire Vpoi
ST. PETERSBURG. Oct. 80.-1:40 a. m
At 1 o'clock this morning an additional
detachment of military telegraphers took
possession of the general telegraph office
and service was partly resumed.
The employes of the. chief telegraph office
here have declared a three days' strike.
ST. PETERSBURG. Oct. 29.-10:40 p. m.
Whlle tho day passed quietly, without
bloodshed in the Russian capital, and while
the city Is outwardly calm, today's devel
opments all Indicate that a crisis is im
minent. Although the streets are filled
with trooiMi and reinforcements aro now
pouting lu fioiii Finland, the government
seems uterly powerless to cope with the
situation und many calm observers seem
seriously to believe, that the present regime
is tottering to lis fall.
Differences have developed lictween Count
Wltto and General Trepoff, and while the
precious moments puss, the emperor, sur
rounded by the Imperial family, remains
shut up at Pcterhof, seemingly still hesi
tating as to what course to pursue.
Grave dtoubts are expressed as to whether
even the Imperial guard can now be relied
on. Discontent Is rife. Early this morn
ing tin Fourteenth equipage ot sailors ot
the guard who have been shut up like
prisoners ln barracks on the Moska canal,
demolished the windows and furniture and
In the afternoon a detachment consisting
of four officers of the guard went to the
lawyers' assembly and told the barristers
thut many of the officers uud a large pari
of tho troops were disgusted with tho gov
ernment and were ready to enlist in the
movement for freedom. They asked for
uid toward effecting organization and said
they had discussed among themselves tho
question of resigning, but decided to show
that people in uniform could help to achieve
libertlea. Even the Cossack putrola in
keeping idlers moving In tho streets todiiy
seemed careful not to uso their whips and
simply drove the crowds along before their
Strikers Slake Demands.
A meeting of the municipal council was
held this evening .At wMch. a tlepu'.itlon
of thrty members of the s'tikev's committee
appeared.. In an impassionod spoech the
leader of the deputation presented the fol
lowing demands of the workman and
First A constitution and political liberty.
Second That the city furnish food to the
Third That the city refuse further aup
plles to the troops and the police.
Fourth That the troops be removed from
the water works or otherwise the strikers
would cut the water supply.
Fifth The immunity of the deputation
The council granted this last demand
and promised to reply to the other de
mands tomorrow. '
The council sent requests to both General
Trepoff and Minister of the Interior Boull
gln not to arrVst the members of the depu
tation but the police, nevertheless, took
them into custody. -Upon urgent repre
sentations, General Trepoff sn hour later
released them. The people are extremely
nervous nnd bordering on panic and are
easy victims of every sensational rumor.
Among the countless baseless reports which
received credence today were: That the
emperor had embarked on a vessel and fled
to Denmark; that General Trepoff had been
killed by a bomb and that Vice Admiral
Blrileff Jiaa been assassinated by muti
neers ln the Black sea.
"trlke In the Ioatofflee.
With a strike ln the government nost-
office tonight, communication with the ln-
graph office, but only a few lines ure work
ing. Many lines, including t,ho laud linns
to the continent and to Llhuii. where they
connect with the cablp, have been cut. At
10 o'clock, however, the cable by way of
Nystad and Sweden was still open. This
Is now the only thread connecting Russia
with the outer world. Admiral Durnovo.
superintendent of posts and telegraphs, told
the repreaentative of an European power
today that he could not tell how long cable
communication with the continent would
Protection for Americans.
The foreign embassies have discussed the
situation, but as yet have taken no steps
as regards the safety of foreign residents.
As a precaution the state department St
Washington has been requested tn confer
authority for the charter of a vessel and to
hoist on It an American flag, as a iefug)
i for Americans.
'egotlatlon for a new loan will ha
formally adjourned tomorrow, aa neither
the government nor the bankers 'ire pre
pared to close the negotiations while the
present situation continues.
J. Plerpont Morgan, Jr. and George W.
Perkins are negotiating with the Hamburg
American Steamship company for a de-
i spalcli of a vessel to take them off In
i case of necessity.
The University, the Polytechnic institute,
and all the educational Institutions were
closed today so as to prevent further meet
ings bring held In them. The University Is
surrounded by troops who Mocked all the
adjacent streets, and the students and
professors are kept within the confines
of each institution. Even the druggists
have struck, und as there are many cases
of sickness ln th city, the army dispen
saries, by request of the phyakims, have
' been ojiened lo
fill prescriptions. At a
meeting tonight the physicians divided the
city Into districts and aelected stations
where first aid to the Injured will be given
In case there should be collisions between
the troops and the people.
Such news as comes from the Interior
shows no Improvement ln the situation.
The government everywhere seertis power
less to break th" political strike.
I Itluiotoiu from Munriitr Council.
Most lute resting, by far, however, la the
news from Moscow, the real Russian capi
tal, whtre, according to private rporla.
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