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    The Omaha! Daily Bee
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Oriraniied BeTolutionary Leaeue Exists
A mon? the Czh'i Troop.
Seal and Docmnsnts of Organisation
Captured at Vilna.
Soldiers Demand Release f Arrested Oom
r&dei and Defy GoTeraor General
roller (iortmrkli neiurus ir..,..
Conference with Emperor nd
at Once taamoii HI
BT. PETERSBURO, July -All doubt of
the existence of an organised military
revolutionary league, which 1 Inspiring
Mutinies and uprisings In the army. has
been t at rest by the discovery of the
seal and documents of the league during
the search of soldiers attached to- s'af?
headquarters at Vllna and d to
arlous regiments of the Third ror
Minister Rudlger h ordered Hf, -S-vsetlgatlon
to be made of all rictadu
f irmni In order to determine the e
ar the revolutionary propaganda and I
beat methods of counteracting it. Marti.
law was proclaimed today at Odessa on
account of the ferment among the troops
Serious Mutiny at Askuhad.
The ministry of war has received tele
grams that a serious mutiny has broke
out In the Second and Third battalions of
the Tlralleurs and the First railway bat
talion at Askabad. It originated In the
now familiar way of the arrest of soldiers
and their comrades demanding their re
lease and the formulation of a list of
grievances. Including a demand for the
removal of officers and their replacement
by men from the ranks. The mutineers
et the governor general at defiance. Rein
forcements of Infantry Cossacks and nrtll
lery have been dispatched to Askabad from
Agrarian disorders continue In the central
and southern provinces. A desperate en
counter took place between the crowd and
the police In Tulla and men, women nnd
children were victims. At Mafiefke there
. was a regular engagement between Cos
sacks and peasants. In which several per
sons were killed and wounded.
An Incipient riot Is reported to have
occurred among the cuirassiers of the guard
at Tsarskoe-Si'lo because they had been
ordered not to rend the newspapers. Officers
of the guard who were questioned on the
subject declared that the severity of the
measures taken to prevent the spread of
the revolutionaiy propaganda among the
troops Is arou lug such Intense resentment
among the men that the Uv?s of the officers
themselves are endangered. They speak
most pessimistically of the spread of dis
loyalty 'In-the sj'.my,- ' ' i .
Reports oa Blalystok: Excesses.
Ths administrative and the parliamentary
Views of the Blalystok excesses were pub
lished tonight, the first In the report of
Baron Frlsch, president of the council of
the empire, to Minister of Interior Stolyptn,
published In the Official Messenger, and the
latter in the report of the parliamentary
Though they differ In many Important
respects, they unite in holding certain offi
cials, or at least the Interior police officials,
guilty of Inciting and participating In the
excesses. It is significant that Bhlremstlrff,
prefect of police of Blalystok, has been
summoned to St. Petersburg.
There Is slight discrepancy in the state
ments of casualties. According to the re
port of Baron Frlsch, eighty-two were
killed of whom seventy-five were Jews and
seventy-eight wounded, of which sixty were
Jews, while the property loss is placed at
8100.000, whereas the parliamentary commis
sion reports eighty Jews and six Christians
killed and approximated the same number
The commission's report will be discussed
Thursday. It gives the details In prae
' finally every case of killing and In eight
Instances It cites the names of soldiers and
policemen who murdered one or more Jews,
as absolute proof of the participation of the
military and the police. It declares that
the massacre and preliminary events show
evidence of a general, deliberate plan.
The report concludes with an inter
pellation of Minister of the Interior Btoly
pin as to what measures have been taken
to bring the guilty ones to justice anil
specially the police officials and the gov
ernor of Crodno, who left Blalystok before
order was restored, and an Interpellation
f War Minister Rudlger as to the partici
pation Of soldiers In the excesses, he plat -lng
of detachments of troops under the
command of petty police officers, nmi the
supervision of the local authorities by the
military before the proclamation of maitiu.
Baron Frlsch report takes the view
that revolutionary activity and terrorism
are responsible for the anti-Jewish feclini!,
and alleges that reactionary police wen
left a free hand after their brothers hai',
been slain by revolutionists.
Agrarian Bill Ready.
The government's agrarian bill has flnallv
been approved. Introduced in the lower hous ,
of Parliament and published In the Official
Messenger, accompanied by a sort of proc
lamation to ths peasants glorifying the
emperor's oonstant solicitude for the peas
ants. It attempts to show that the realiza
tion of socialistic schemes for the nation
alization of the lands, with which the
country has been deluded. Instead of Im
proving the lot of the peasants, would re
sult In inevitable misery, as the distribution
of all ths arable state lands In European
Russia would give each peasant leu than
one additional declatine. which would be
subject to constant diminution, owing to
Increases In ths population, and. besides,
would deprive the peasants of the opimr
tunlty of obtaining work from ths land
lords, from whom a largs percentage of
their income la derived.
Ihrovlslous of Law.
As Anally submitted the government so
lution makes the following propositions:
First To distribute upon "favorable
terms ' all ths arable land In Euro pen Rus
sia to ths peasants) who Lave not sufficient
Second To purchase for the account of
ths estate ths land which private owners
are willing to sell.
Third To sell such lsnds to the prassnts
en reasuiuible terms, even If this involves
the assumption by the state of the ill (Ter
ence in ths cost and the selling price.
Fourth To establish the pilnciple that
new aa well as old peasants' lands are not
salable to persons not tieionglng to the
peasant classes, besides exempting ths land
from seisms for debt.
Fifth To assist Immigrants to reach Sl-
iPentlnued. oa Ssoo&d
Bulletin from Salisbury Infirmary
Telle of Condition of Those
erlooaly Injnred.
BALIPBl'RY. England. July 1 The bul
letin posted thin morning at the infirmary
whire those Injured In the wreck here
Bunday morning of the express train taking
the passengers of the steamer New York
from riymoiith to London, are being cared
for, announced that Edward W. Bentcll
of Brooklyn. N. Y., had not passed a good
night, but tlvat hla condition la about the
Robert S Crltchell of Chics so had a
restless nlit.but Is slightly Improved.
Miss Margaret RHsk of Norfolk street,
Park Ijmiip, I,ondon. whose legs have been
amputated, passed a restless night, but la
tio worse.
Miss I,. 8. Orlswold of Borough Heath,
tii'r Epsom. Is slightly bet ter.
The removal of the bodies of the vic
tims had been postponed tin' II this even
ing, owing to the nonarrlvsl of the leaden
shells. Nine bodies will he taken to
Southampton this evening. Five will be
taken to Ixmdon, namely, those of John E.
Mi' Dona Id of New York City. C. F. Mr
Meekln of Iexlngton. Ky.l Mrs. IJllias
Kurd Walte of New York City, Mm. Charles
W. Elphlcke of Kvanton. 111., and Miss M.
E. Howleson of New York City. All the
friends and surviving relatives of these vic
tims desire that religious services be held
In Iondon before the bodies are sent on
board the New York.
It has also been arranged to bring the
body of Frederick Henry Cossltt of New
York City to Ixindon temporarily.
Edward B. Tennant, member of Parlia
ment for Salisbury, has cabled to President
Roosevelt the sympathy of the cltlsens of
A'Ullsbury with the relatives and friends
the victims.
decided improvement was reported this
vion In the condition of all the In
nassengers and it is believed that
'( all recover.
International Federation of Spinners
Hopes to Steady Prices and
Stop Gambling.
LONDON, July 8. Charles Wright
Mac-era, chairman of tho committee of the
International Federation of Master Cotton
Spinners and Manufacturers' association,
who Just returned here from the cotton
spinners' congress at Bremen, thinks that
the international organization Is within
measurable distance of obtaining its main
objects namely, the steadying of prices.
the checking of professional gambling op- .
erattons, the appointment of a commls- I
sion to investigate the rules of cotton ex- '
chunges and liually the Improvement of
tho ginning, baling, transport and mar
keting of cotton.
He considers the decision to improve the
marketing, etc., of cotton to be the most
Important taken by the Bremen congress.
He estimates that $5,000,000 could be an
nually saved ln these items in American
cotton alone and believes that the strong
financial position of the American grow
ers, enabling them to hold their cotton,
will have an important Influence In steady
ing prices, and, while M. Macara consid
ers that the desired minimum price, 10
cents, to be exceedingly profitable, ho
thinks that users will not grumble at It.
. Finalljv MtMacara. attaches freaX im
portance to the promise of the users of
cotton, that America is prepared to co
operate with the European spinners.
Champion of Aatl-Tobaepo Crnsade
Has Hearing by Honss
f Lords.
L.ONDON, July 3. Edward Page Oaaton
of Chicago testified before the select com
mittee of the House of Lords on Juvenile
smoking that the worst article America
sent to England was the American cig
arette. "It Is worse," he said, "than Chicago
tinned meat."
Mr. Gaston also warned Britieh legisla
tors against attempts at bribery on the
part of the American Tobacco trust ln ordei
to balk unfriendly legislation.
Eurl Beauchamp, cnalrman of the com
mittee, closely questioned Mr. Gaston re
garding the effect of the American law
against the sale of tobacco to minors, and
he stated that nearly one-fourth of the
population of the I'nited, States now bene
fited through living under anti-cigarette
legislation. The proposed British bill,
which probably will receive the endorse
ment of the House of IrfrdS committee,
provides for a fine of to for the first offense
In supplying tobacco to minors. $10 for tin
second offense and the revocation of the
offender's license on a third conviction.
Asqaltk Likes Idea, bat Balks at
Cost of Innovation with
LONDON, July 8 "There Is no nation
with which we would rather se the facil
ities of communication extended than with
the great republic on the othrr side of th
Atlantic," said Chancellor7 of the Exchequer
Asqutth this afternoon to a deputation of '
members of Parliament who called on him j
and on Postmaster General Sydney Buxton
relative to ths proposition to establish an
Anglo-American 2-cent postage rate. -
Mr. Asqulth added frankly that hs had
no money to giye for the purpose and that
there was no evident Hut the In, Id
Mtaud noverntmnt whs desirous of making
the proposed change.
Mr. Buxton remarked that it was entirrly
a question of money, so far as he was con
cerned. It would cost $500,000 yearly to make
the change.
Manila Sounds a Gun at Midnight
Wrlcoiulasr Oklahoma to
ths laloa.
MANILA, July t-The first national fa
lute to include Oklahoma was fired a
Luueta at midnight July 8.
The advent of July 4 was celebrated by
the release of sixty-eight men who are
charged with outlawry and were serving
sentences in Blllbid prison. Four convic's
were granted full pardon and the te
mair.der were released on the conditiou of
five years' good behavior. This action was
taken on the recommendation of a board
appointed three months ago.
Filipino children were entertained at a
monster feast ln this city today. The
feast was arranged by patriotic Americans
and Filipinos.
Murder Cass Bads.
vlaiou No. 1 of the suprems court today
overruled s motion to transfer ths ca.s
of Mrs. Maggie Myers, the court en
for a hearing. Her fate is now In the
hands of the governor. She end Frank
Hottniaa were convicted of murdering her
husband, n4 iXAUnuei to bs haugsjU
St. Michael's Church and Eleven Other
Enildinin Totally Destroyed.
Tall Steeple Falls Twenty Minutes
After Fire Breaks Oat aad
Crashes Several Smaller
HAMBI RO. July 8 Bt. Michael's church,
one of the most Interesting buildings In
Hamburg, was totally destroyed by Are
this afternoon. The fire broke out in the
steepl, where workmen were repairing the
clock, and Is supposed to have been dun
to carelessness. The fire spread rapidly
and the steeple, which was 420 feet high,
fell in less than twenty minutes from the
time the fire started. The flames communi
cated with adjoining buildings, which
burned so rspldly the fire seemed to get out
of control. A department store occupying
three buildings was gutted. After the
church wss in flames Dr. Brlnkmann, di
rector of the Museum of Art and Industry,
with several officials, entered the edifice
to ssve the gold and silver treasures, but
only the -mall part of these were saved.
When the steeple fell the thousands of
people who gathered In the street gave
vent to great groans, audible above the
roar of the flames.
Twelve Houses Destroyed.
The flames later attacked houses In Eng
llschplanke, Boehmken, Vinusberg and
Muhlen streets. The eehanrmarkt, a
wooden' building, burned rapidly. A small
Baptist church was also destroyed. In all
twelve houses were entiiely destroyed.
while more than twenty - other buildings
were damaged
Twenty persons are missing. The Are
watchman, who lived In the steeple, sounded
the electric alarm, but his retreat was
cut off. Three workmen wlio were repair
ing the clock also perished and thirty fire
men were injured, two of them danger
At a late hour tonight the fire was still
burning, but was under control and its
further spread is improbable. Only the
walls of the church are standing. The
church was one of the most prominent
objects In the general view of the city.
The roof, which was of copper, which long
ago had turned green through oxidization,
was the largest in Hamourg without sup
porting pillars. All state religious tunc-
tlon8 wcre held ln St. Michael s
Traffic Manager of Chicago Packing
House on Stand In Alton
CIIICAOO, July 3. B. 8. Cusey. traffic
manager for the packing concern of
Schwarzschild & Sulzberger, was the first
witness called today In the hearing of
charges of rebating made against the Chi
cago A. Alton railroad, and John N. Faith
orn and Fred A. Wann. former officials of
that company. Hs said that whenever an
employs of the packing house purchased
a ticket from the Chicago & Alton road
he would be given a receipt for the money
paid and that he went to Fred A. Wann,
then connected with the road, and de
manded that a settlement bs made for
$4,000 of the ticket receipts. Wann re
fused to pay the receipts and he then ex
plained to Wann that other lines had Is
sued transportation to other industrial
companies which sent freight to them.
The claims, the witness said, covered
fares of Inspectors, mechanics, superin
tendents and the fares of men returning
from accompanying shipments of cattle.
The claims covered by the receipts, he
staid, were later paid by Wann.
During the questioning of Cusey the
ccurt held that no evidence could be ad
mitted which tended to show that the
Alton railroad had descriminated in favor
of Schwarfschlld & Sulzberger in hand
ling freight.
After Cusey left the stand the govern
ment said that tt had no more testimony
to offer and the attorneys for the defenre
declered that they had no evidence to in
troduce. They made a motion that the
court direct the Jury to return a verdict
of not guilty and arguments followed.
The attorneys for the defendants claimed
that the payment of claims by the railroad
was made under pressure and that the
packing company could legally enforce
them In court. In the matter of the pay
ment of $1 on each car of meat shipped by
the packing company It was claimed that
this was legitimate because the packing
company owned the tracks near Its plant
nnd charged that amount up against any
company using those tracks to ship pack
ing products.
The legal arguments continued through-
I out the afternoon and before they were
j finished com t adiourned until Thursday.
Si-erelerr of State' Will Leave for
South America oa Cralser
Charleston Today.
WASHINGTON. July 3.-Secretary Root,
accompanied by hfs private secretary, W
L. Sherman Doyle, left Washington thl
afternoon for New York. Mrs. Root and
the secretary's son and daughter, who
ate to accompany him on his 8outh Amer
ican tour, are at Southampton, Ixing Isl
and, and will Join Mr. Root in New York
tomorrow. The entire party will leave
the New York Yacht club In a launch at
I p. m. tomorrow for the cruiser Charles
ton, which Is lying off Stapleton, Staten
Island. After leaving New York tomorrow
evening the Charleston's first stop will be
at Can Juan. P. R., where Secretary Root
will remain from July 8 to July 10. The
Charleston will then touch at Para, Brazil,
on July 15 and aftr stopping at Pemam
buco and Bahla will reach Rio de Janero
on July 25 for four days after the opening
of the Pan-Ainerlcan. conference. Secre
tary Root's trip will occupy nearly four
Caltforala Representative of Trans
atlantic Objects to Way Fire
Losses Are Settled.
SAN FRANCISCO. July 8 -V. Cyrus
Driffield, coast manager of the Transat
lantic Insursncs company, has notified
Stats Insurance Commissioner Wolf that
he has resigned as general sgent of the
ompany. His reason for severing his con
nection Is said to be the rorporatiog'a
method of settling Its losses by the recent
Driffield ststes that his resignation has
been accspted by ths company and that
Former Assistant Manager Danker has
also left the employ f us Trgaj&lljW'iQ.
W. M, Reddea of Arand Island t.oes
to Jamestown- Ksposl
, i
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Ju'y (Special Tele
gram.) W. M. Ged.teS f Grand Island.
Neh.. who has practically and successfully
conducted the government exhibits at five
expositions, wss today i chosen assistant
secretary to the Jamestown tVa.) exposi
tion. Mr. Oeddes, in bis supervision of
government exhibits In the past, has won
warm tributes from his superiors and also
from representatives of foreign exhibits.
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson today
wrote the following - letter to Senator
I'nder the provlslor-s of the bill making
appropriations for the Tepsrtment of Agri
culture, which has Just hmime a law. I
have authorised the chief of the Weather
bureau to purchase ground, erect a build
ing and Install a complete meteorologlcol
station at Sheridan, Wvo.-,
The secretary of the Interior has Just
rejected all bids for the construction of
1K"i miles of laterals for the irrigation of
lands under the Interstate canal, North
Plalte project, which wors recently opened
at Mitchell, Neb. They were greatly in ex
cess of the estimates ahfl new proposals
will be asked for unless Udders promptly
submit lower bids. -
The secretary of the interior has re
stored to the public domain the following
described lands ln South Dakota, which
were reserved In connection with the Belle
Fourche Irrigation prSJect, and has with
drawn tracts from puhllo entry for town
site purposes in connection with this pro
ject: Township north, range 7 east, north
east quarter section 7j .township 9 north,
range 4 east, northeast quarters section 11
The secretary of the 'Interior has vacated
tho order withdrawing the following de
scribed lands ln Wyoming ln connection
with the Shoshone Irrigation project, and
has temporarily reserved same for forest
planting: township 65 north, range 98 went,
northeast quarter northwest quarter lot 62,
and north half; southwest quarter and
southeast quarter southwest quarter lot 53.
Rural carrier appointed: ( Nebraska
Broken Bow, route 2, 1. Ray Ijinphear,
carrier; Wingate Foster, substitute. Rogers,
route 1, Peter C. Flora, 'carrier; John W.
Flora substitute. Iowv--Osceola, route 2,
Will V. Vandull, carrier; James H. Vandall,
substitute. -
Dr. O. A. Hale ha beep appointed exam
ining surgeon at Webster ' City, la., vice
Dr. A. M. Pond, resigned.
Dr. W. E. Ixng has b-en appointed pen
sion examining surgeon at Mason City, la.,
vice Q. C. Stockman, resigned.
Attendants Arrested and Attorney
General of Indiana Brings Bait
to Annul Charter. f
PAOLI. Ind., July t. The stats of In
diana, acting through Attorney General
Charles Miller on instructions from Gov
ernor Hanly, today filed tiro quo warranto
proceedings ln the Orang county circuit
court against the French . Lick Springs
Hotel company and the West Baden Hotel
company, asking that tftHr charters as
corporations be i evoked,' t '-4 they be en-
lolned from nenntttln? rncibllnr on their
properties, -that -rscaf-.a,- 4 app4u4Uaa4-l
that administration of tho assets be made
among the defendants and their creditors.
The suits are based on the charges that
the hotel companies have allowed gambling
to take place in the casinos.
At the same time that the suits were
filed here local officers, headed by Sheriff
Marls, Deputy Sheriff Jones, Constable
Baggerly and City Marshal Bailees raided
the two casinos at the hotels, arrested
the attendants and captured a large amount
of gambling paraphernalia, including nine
teen slot machines. The operations were
directed personally by Attorney General
The entire party was brought from
French Lick and West Baden to this place
this evening and given a hearing before
Justice of the Peace James D. Gillum. The
gambling furniture was taken in charge
of deputies. A hearing on the suits for
injunctions and receiverships will be held
Thursday. Thomas Taggart, chairman of
this democratic national committee. Is presi
dent of the French IJck Springs hotel. The
officers found a number of guests playing
keno at West Baden. One guest Jumped
through a window, hut the place was sur
rounded! None but the attendants were
arrested. T. G. Deery, the manager of the
casino at French Lick was arrested. No
one was playing when the officers arrived.
The Colonial hotel at West Baden was
raided also and some gambling apparatus
secured. Roulette and faro tables were
found at all places.
In the French Lick complaint, after de
scribing the hotel property and caalno, the
complaint says:
"Ijirge numbers of boys and girls be
tween the ages of 10 and 18 years visit that
casino and are there permitted to gamble
for money on the slot machines, at which
they are permitted to play nickels, dimes,
quarters, halves and dollars ln money.
"Children are also permitted to visit the
second floor of the casino, where the roul
ette tables and wheels and klondike games,
faro tables and bookmakers' tables and
other gambling devices are kept, and where
large sums of money are wagered."
Charles Benson of llertrand, Wlillo
insane, Shoots Father's House
keeper and Then Himself.
HOLDREGE, Neb., July 8 -(Siecial Tele
gram.) A murder and suicide occurred to
day In the western part of Phelps county
about eight miles south of Bertrand, In
which Charles Benson shot and killed Mrs.
Anna Wallln and then killed himself.
Andrew Benson, the father of tho young
man, is a rich farmer and this boy was his
only child, a young man L'6 years old. The
mother is in the Insane asylum and has
been for twenty years. It has been noticed
that the young man has not at all times
seemed quite right of late and the report
has been circulated In the neighborhood
that his mind was alw affected. The hin d
man went to work as usual this morning
and about 8 o'clock the father went to
Bertrand. eight miles away. At noon the
hired man went to the house for his dinner
and found the corpses of the bon and house
keeper, and going to the nearest phone noti
fied the father, who ln turn sent to Hold-
rege for the coroner and sheriff. A Jury was
Impaneled which brought In a verdict to the
effect that the young man shot the woman
and then killed himself.
The story gathered at the Inquest wss
that the young man brooded over the
thought that the woman, who had betn
housekeeper in the family for more than
eight years, was trying to cheat bim out of
his share of his father s property and that
he killed her in a moment of Insanity when
they were alons In the house. He was not
a strong msn physically and was unable
to do muck of the work eg the laxra.
Nebraikan Will Address the American
Society This Evening:.
It Is Too F.arly to Select Can.
dldate for Presidency and II
M ill Make fto Announce
ment Saw,
LONDON. July 3.-Wllllam J. Bryan and
Mrs. Bryan srrlved from Norway late this
afternoon. They landed at Newcastle yes
terday and remained there over the day,
Mr. Bryan desiring a chance to complete
some writing. Arriving here Mr. Bryan
went to the Hotel Cecil, w here he soon was
besieged by callers. John Burns. William
T. Stead and Mrs. Stead came early in the
evening and paid an extended visit.
Messrs. Bryan, Burns and Stead engaged
In an animated discussion of economics
and of the social and labor questions. Mr.
Bryan received a great mass of American"
Statement of Mr. Bryan.
When he hal finished reading his letters
he received a deputation of newspaper cor
respondents and dictated the following
The first suggestion of a reception for me
at iSew York came prior to the action of
any of the smte conventions and before
tliere was any discussion of the next enm
Ilfrn. it came from the Commercial Trav
elers' league, of which Mr. Hoge is presi-,
dent. 1 assured him I should be pleased to
meet the members of the league, sucgest
Ing that the reception be characterized by
simplicity. Now that the actions of some
of the state conventions have raised a
question as to the political significance nf
the reception I am glad to say that It must
not be regarded ln the llRht of an endorse
ment for the presidential nomination.
While I appreciate the compliment paid by
the various stale conventions, I do not re
gard their expi-esnlong as binding upon
them or upon the party of their state. I
shall not prosecute them for breach of
promise if they transfer their affections to
another; I will not even publish their let
ters. To allow the reception to be regarded
as an endorsement would In the first place
be unjust to others who may be candidates.
For Moat Available Candidate.
I have seen tne names of several men
tioned as possible candidates, anion them
Congressman Hearst, Senator Ballcy and
Governor Folk, who have all remleied
conspicuous service to the party and to
the country, and their claims Kiioulii ok
considered. The party Is entitled to its
imii.1 awmanie mail ana me question in I
availability cannot be determined so far I
uvHiirn. circumstances and lsyu'j
may strengthen the claims of somo oti')
of the gentlemen mentioned, and the
should be an open one until the time
comes to choose.
I may add that it would not he Just to
me to be put in the attitude of announcing
my candidacy or admitting tho certainty
of my being a candidate. It is two jeais
before the convention meets and I an
not willing to sit on a stool and look
pretty that long. I prefer to be In i
position to say what I think ough: to
he said, write what I think ou.lit to ifl
written and rb what I think ought to be
done. I am advancing in years and can
not spare two years out of my life Just
at this time.
I shall be glad to return to America,
although every day of my trip has been
enjoyable. I shall be glad to meet my
friends ln America, and after 1 have
met them they will he Just as free as
before to do what they think best on
Issues and candidates.
Will Address American Society.
WTlen' told niiat -the-mayov, Geoygs" B.4
McClellan, was ln London Mr. Bryan said
he had not heard he was here. He ex
pressed his gratification that Mr. McClel
lan has escaped from the Salisbury wreck
and said he hoped to meet htm.
Mr. Bryan will speak at the American
society dinner tomorrow night.
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan will spend the
week with Ambassador and Mrs. Reld at
Wrest Park and then will go to Italy,
returning here July 28, when Mr. Bryan
will attend the Interparliamentary con
ference. Mr. and Mrs. Bryan will then
make a tour of Scotland, going thence to
France and Spain.
North Carolina for Bryan.
GREENSBORO. N. C July .-The demo
cratic state convention met here today
with about 300 delegates ln attendance.
The only state officer to be nominated
was chairman of the corporation commis
sion, and Franklin McNeill, the present In
cumbent, was nominated on the first ballot.
William J. Bryan was endorsed for presi-i
dent and former Governor Charles B. Ay
cock of this state for vice president.
The Introduction of the resolution caused
a discussion that at times verged on bitter
ness and a roll call was demanded. The mo
tion was, however, adopted by a decisive
Horrible Tragedy on Branch Railroad
in Pennsylvania Mining
ALTOONA, Pa.. July 4. Eleven men, who
' were returning from Portage to Puritan,
both mining towns, were killed shortly le
fore midnight on the Martin's branch, a
xpur running from Portage to Puritan, a
diNtance of four miles, by a runaway car,
which had been started down the sleep
mountain grade by some unknown person.
The miners had been to Portage and were
returning to their homes. When the car
was liually stopped near Portage. It was
son that the wheels were covered with
blood and shreds of clothing, and Investiga
tion disclosed the bodies of the men lying
along the track. Borne of the bodies were
a half mile apart. The railroad track is
generally traversed by people going from
Portage to Puritan. Cara never run over
the line afu-r nightfall.
A car was sent up the line and the bodies
gathered up and taken to a mining settle
ment near Puritan. Four or five men were
Injured, but not seriously. Officials of the
Puritan mine, who have Just been notified,
declare this morning that It Is their belief
the car was started down the line by strik
ers at the mine that was opened on a non
union basis several weeks ago.
Sheriff at Bradley, Ohio, Arrests Four
Meu tharaed with Complicity
In Shooting Affray.
ST El'BEN V1LI.E, O. July S.-Sh-rirt
Voorhehs and Deputy Murray aiiesied at
Bradley this evening Captain Talbntt of
j the mine guards and Guards McMurty and
I Walker, for shooting with intent to kill
j Mike Koeal, one of the miners who waa
j fatally shot Sunday. Oscar Harlow and
Thomas Arms, striking miners, were ar-
I rested for shooting at the guards. Other
arrests will follow.
; The men arrested were taken before
Mayor RalHon at Sinilhtb Id and. after a
hearing, were held for court. Matters are
, still quiet at Bradley, but the f-eing is such
that trouble is liable to bresk out at any
j time.
A carload ef nonunion men wss taken to
I Bradley today without Interruption, ,
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President Begin. Direction of Public
Affairs from His Summer
OTSTER BAY, . Y.. July J.-Presldent
Roosevelt today took up the work of ad
ministering governmentaW affairs from Sag
amore Hill. Tomorrow he will make an
address to his neighbors ln celebration of
the Fourth. Secretary Ixeb laid before
him this morning a large assortment of
correspondence. Its disposition took sev
eral hours.
The work today was said to be unimpor
tant from the standpoint of public in
terest. I'pon Inquiry at the executive office it
was ascertained that the salary of Secre
tary Bishop of the Isthmian canal commis
sion will be $10,000 a year. This leaves
Mr. Bishop's compensation exactly as it
has been heretofore, when he drew $7.BO0
as a member of the commission and $-.'i00
as Its secretary.
Oyster Bay Is experiencing Fourth of
July thrills tonight ln anticipation of the
celebration when the president Is to ad
dress an open air gathering at Iocust
Grove, In the outskirts of the village.
Decorations have been put In place and
the town given a holiday appearance.
Excursions are expected to cross the
sound from the Connecticut towns of Stan
ford. Bridgeport, Greenwich and Norwich,
and the New York trains are to bring
their quota.
The town council has appropriated JKO
to supply additional peace protection and
many deputies are being sworn In tonignt
for service tomorrow. The president has
not prepared his speech, but Is expected to
talk to his neighbors and friends for half
an hour or more. Preceding and following
his address there will be patriotic songs
by the children of the village, augmented
by the choirs of the village churches.
ninr rrOOr Ttir T ITir
Speed Contest Between neutachiand
and La Provenee, with ths
German Leading.
NEW YORK, July 8. The Hamburg
American line steamer Deutschland, which
started from New York last Thursday,
June 2. In what was generally regarded
as a trans-Atlantic race with the new
steamer I-n Provence of the French line,
was reported to the Associated Press to
night as having been in wlreloas communi
cation with the station at Browhead, Ire
land at 6 p. m., Greenwich time, when the
vessel was 140 miles to the southwest.
T,a Provence had not been reported by
wireless telegraphy up to midnight. New
York time. The Deutschland should arrive
Vlvmnitth mt fttmitt grfin WftrindM v.
reenWIcTT Mine.', Jf ' ir'doea Tt- will ' Oars
made the trip In approximately fiver days,
fourteen hours and thirty minutes. Its
best eastern voyage, however, was made
In five days, seven hours and thirty-eight
minutes, when It averaged 28.86 knots an
The Deutschland had one hour and four
teen minutes advantage over Its arrival at
the start of the race, having cleared Sandy
Hook bar at 11 a. m. June 28. La Provence
cleared the bar at 12:14 the same day. The
present race grows out of the fact that on
the last eastward voyage, when t a Prov
ence and the Deutschland sailed the same
day the French liner was reported four
hours ahead when the vessel passed The
Urge Hnantlty of Ksploalvea Cup
tared In Honse Oecnpled by
German Anarchist.
SEATTLE. July 8. After an Investiga
tion begun at the Instance of the German
government, the local police yesterday
raided a house formerly occupied by August
Rosenberg, a German bricklayer, and found
a plant equipped for making bombs and
Infernal machines. Rosenberg, who was
known as a man of anarchist tendencies,
left Seattle for Hamburg. Germany, on
May 1. At about that time the German
government received a warning fiom Seattle
that an attempt would be made to assassi
nate the German emperor. The German
consul at Seattle subsequently received a
cablegram from Hamburg Instructing him
to investigate. The finding of the plant
followed. The articles seized included more
than 200 bottles of acids and explosives,
a large quantity of scrap Iron.
Three Killed and Several Missing; as
Result of West Virginia
BLVEKIELD, W. Va., July 3. News has
reached here today that by a premature
explosion In a mine at Keystone, W. Va..
last evening, three men were killed out
right and a number are still missing.
Bud Meadows, Edward Howard and Wil
liam Mahon were passing through an entry
which had been abandoned for some time
when the gas ignited from their lamps
and all three were killed. A number of
men In parts of the mine were Injured,
several probably fatal. The force of the
explosion was terrific and several of the
parties formed for rescue of the few Im
prisoned miners were overcome by gas
This Is the fourth explosion within a year
In the Pocahontas fields.
Movements of Ocean Vessels July St.
At New York Arrived: K I nonlaud. from
I Antwerp; Madonna, from Naples; Grosser
i Kurfursi, from Bremen; fllavonla. from
'lilKte; St:iatendam. from Rotterdam;
I Kjiser Wllht-lm II. from Bieinen. Sailed:
I Knm I'rlnz Wilhelm. for Bremen; Car-
toaniH. for IJverpool; Cltla dl Milano, for
At Glasgow Arrived: Furness t, from
Ni w York.
At Antwerp Arrived: Finland, from Niw
A' Manchester Hailed: Bostonlan, for
At Genoa Arrived: Citta dl Napoll. from
New York: lulsUna. from New York.
At Hamburg Arrived: Armenia, from
At lnidon Arrived : Minneipolls. from
i New Y"i k
At OiUrait ir-Anivea: rrms AtlalDi rt,
from New York.
At Montral Arrived: Sardinian, f i oro
London; I'r'loiia n. from G1h.kuw. Sailed:
Sicilian, for Glasgow.
At IJverpool Hailed: Carnnia, for NV
At Boston Stilled: Arabic, for Liverpool
At Queenston n Ariivcd; Aienh, from
Eighty-Three DeWatee to Bute Conten.
tion Eolid for Bim for Senator.
Opposition Ticket Carries Only a Few
Precincts in County.
Former Opposition Strongholds Eevene
Count Necessarily Slow, but Enough
Hrtnrns Are In to Indicate the
Result Beyond Any '
Douglas county's eighty-three votes In ths
republican state convention will be cast for
Edwt rd Rosewater for I'nited States sen
stor. That much was determined by a de
cisive vote at the primaries held through
out the county yrsterday.
The victory for the Rosewater delegation
Is one of the most signal ever, recorded In
local politics, promising from the returns
so far In to be more than a two to
one vote. Mr. Rosewater's delegates have
carried, apparently, evety voting precinct
In the county with very few exceptions, re
versing the majorities In many of the so
called Fontanelle strongholds.
The Fontanelles put up a persistent fight
wherever they could and their bosses were
much ln evldrnce,esriinlly In the lower
wards, hut the high privates failed to re
spond; In fact, there seemed to be no great
number of privates to follow theli lead.
At midnight returns from a few precincts
where the vote had been light, and there
fore quickly counted, showed the Rosewater
delegates running far In the lead. Reports
from the upper wards supposed to bo the
seat of Fontanelle Intelligence all told the
same story. One strong Fontanelle precinct
of the Ninth ward, where forty-seven bal
lots hsd been counted out of eighty-three,
gave the Rosewater delegates thirty-two
and the Fontanelles fifteen. Another Ninth
ward precinct, where twenty-two out of
ninety-three ballots had been counted,
showed twenty for the Rosewater delegates
and two for the Fontanelles. The Fourth
precinct of the Third ward, with forty-five
republican votes, gave the Rosewater dele
gates thlrty-threo, as against twelve for ths
Count Naturally Very glow.
The count la naturally very slow 'snd It
will be well Into the day before the election
boards can possibly finish, while the tabu
lation will be still slower. There sre ap
parently about 4,0ni republican votes cast
in the county and the democratic vote will
not exceed 600 or 800.
The voters realised quickly what the
rotation ballot outrage Inflicted by the
Fontsnelles meant for them. Hundreds
were disfranchised by Inability to under-
' stAtiU and, rr.artt tlis-baJVpta and hundreds
more were compelled to totta parf-of 1mtf .
votes. The Judges of elctlon were called
on frequently to assist In marking ballots,
even some of ths most Intelligent running
afoul of the rotation scheme. The quickest
that ths most sdept ballot marker could
get through with the eighty-three delegates
for the state convention alone was about
six minutes and cases are recorded where
men remained ln the voting place as long as
an hour and a half before they could get the
crosses exactly where they wanted them.
It Is recorded that one old man In the
Third precinct of the Sixth ward required
three hours and a half. ' spoiling two bal
lots ln the Interval by mistakes. One well
Intentloned voter In the First of the Ninth,
after wrestling In vsln with two yards of
paper, wrote across It: "The whole Rose
water delegation," and let It go at that.
Judge Day Takes Half Hoar.
Judge Day of the district court, who par
ticipated In the rotation ballot decision, put
In twenty-five minutes trying to get his
ballot straight and wasn't sure nf it then.
The Fontanelles sprung a circular saw
ballot with which they expected to take
the people by storm, but It fell ss flat as
sny ordinary card. It consisted of a long
strip corresponding with the ballot, crossed
for the Fontanelle candidates and pasted
so ss to form a complete circle, ths voter
being Instructed to tear it above the name
which he found first on his official ballot
and then use it as an ordinary sample. It
seemed, however, to take as long to explain
It as to vote it, and It caught nobody who
was already Into the game.
The election In South Otnnha was In all
respects the most quiet In the history of
the city. A light vote was polled and at
all times In the day the polling booths sp
peared deserted. A few of the mors en
thusiastic workers were to be seen. At
many of the polling places there were no
representatives of the democratic party
nor of the supporters of Mr. Cto.inse. At
all of the precincts the supporters of Mr.
Rosewater were In preponderance.
At midnight the democratic World
Herald, which in this tight has been ths
organ of the Fontanelles, admitted to tele
phone Inquiries that the solid Rosewater
delegation had been elected by safe ma
jorities. Who the Drlra-utes Are.
The successful uclegatlon which will rep
resent Douglas county In the republican
state convention ut IJncoln. August ! Is
luaile up
of the
following i-tghty-tlirt
members :
James If. Adams.
W. 1. AdkliiH.
A. P. Akerluuil.
David Anderson,
Ntis J. A nderxoii,
E. A. Baird.
H. H. Baiting.-,
F W. Bandhauer.
Frank W. Handle,
Herman Bcal,
John K H- inn,
C. E. Black,
Edward Black,
H. Hock.
K. F. Hrailty.
Fred Bruning.
II K Buikei.
Harry B. Inrne,
F. N Clarke,
W. W. Coif.
W. J. Coiui'il.
K. W. CorlihS.
3 A. Coineer.
E. J. Cornish,
Robert Cowiil,
J Y. Craig.
M O Cunningham.
John T. Dillon.
A. J Donahue.
I C. Lmcker.
Kotx-rt Duncan.
Fred H. Hove.
J. II. Hummel,
J- L. Jacubsun,
George M. Johnxon,
W. Earnest Johnson,
Frank W. Judson,
C. J. Kellie,
William Kennedy,
Frank KoulHky,
II. I. Iavltt,
Michael le,
J L. Jlrt'KiTi.t,
Frank .Mal.cny,
B. MankiHv.iy,
Bert C Mner,
Anton F. Novak.
Vac 1'rihyi.
Geoigo D Rice.
James II. Riags.
H. J. Rolf,,
H-nry R.thhols,
John J. Rydwr.
Henry Schumer,
. F. Shepa3,
W. H. Snoop.
J. W Hhuinaker.
F. M. Hissoii,
E. A. Smith.
Fred I. Smith,
E O. Solomon,
Hen J. Hlone.
B. F. Thomas.
I J Tiaiiior.
J M Irtxtuskl,
Jarneg WaWli,
F. 1. Wed.
C. F. Wilier.
John i' Whaitoo.
E A. Willis
John T Yates,
Harry ii. lmmaAy
I V rank Dwoink. ,
Oliver S Ki w in
Cornelius K n n II,
Robert Kink,
K 8 Fit-h.1.
Ira Kl.lliHSall.
! rinv i' I'lcn.ii.K.
I. K. Flodinan. '
William A. K'.Mer,
E L Gustafson,
W. O. Henry,
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