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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVI -XO. 15.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORXIXG, JULY 3, 1906-TEX IWOES.
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SANITY AND SENSE
Fresident Eays These Are Great Facton
in ColTins: Prese nt Day Problems.
SPEAKS TO FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS
fxacntiye Mates Fourth of July Address to
Citisens cf Oyater Eay.
TEXT FROM SPEECH BY LINCOLN
. Fnblio Issues Ehonld Be Cocsidered With
out Bancor or Hatred.
I WRONGS REQUIREREMEDY, NOT VENGEANCE
' Necessity for Pfrol and Clvle
lrtno Srr Sn (irl nt the
la Ike Ril
OYKTKU BAY, L. I . July 4 Presldtnt
Roosevelt today delivered a Fourth of
July oration to hla townspeople In u nat
ural smphltheater In a grove at Oyster
Hay. Aodressmg his auditors as ' my old
friends and neighbors, you among whom
I was brought up and among whom I
..- lived for so many years." the presi
dent snld il was a great pleasure to ha
hire and say a few words of greeting and
in a amine to give an account or his ,
atrwardshln. Mr. Roosevelt said that.
while, th're wore two or thr'e things wh'.oh
he wanted to talk ubout, he would ta'-to
for hla text the words of Abraham Lin
coln Just after his election:
"In uny great national trial hereafter
the men of that day as compared with
those of thla will bu aa weak and xa
strong, aa baae and as good. I-et us there
fore study for the future." And later:
Ho long as I have been here 1 have not
planted a thorn In any man s bosom."
Speaking on the conditions at the tlm
when Lincoln spoke those words, tho
president said it was possible for Lincoln
to say with entire truth that he bore no
rancor and did his work without hatred
to the doer of evil.
Lincoln did not treat anything that was
done against him aa a wrong calling for
vengeance, but for a demand, and It Is In
just that spirit, the president said, that
the American people must approach their
problems of today. "We have not aa
great problems as Lincoln had." he said,
"but we have problems and the way we
face them will leave our children
cause for prtde or for shame. If
cltlsens of Lincoln's time had not done
their duty we could not have held up our
heads today." (Hear, hear, came from
f sj, assembled crowd).
Asks for Silence.
"Will you stop talking over there?"
ejaculated the president, pointing to a
distant carriage In which some persons
. were talking.
. "Is he deaf?" he added, as the conver
sation continued. "Well, make ulm dumb
1 i !. u-auehterl.-. ., . .
"Thank you," added the president as tho
Continuing, he said that our duly calls
for the exercise of more than one quality
on our part. First, honesty, which meant
disinterested devotion to what Is right.
Without this all others would count lor
r.aught. In VhQ the sentiment "the union
must be preserved" was the saving qual
ity. It was patriotism first and then the
courugo to niako that patriotism avail.
The old soldlur he saw before him knew
"I don't care how devoted the old soldier
was to the union," said the president, "if
when the cr1nls came ho ran away daugh
ter. We lidded then, first and foremost,
jiioial couraga and back of it the physlcul
"Thnt tvaj what we needed, wasn't 1t,
comrade?" adjr-ssmg a veteran before
"Kxactly." was the reply.
"You needed sanity and common-sense In
addition lo thn qualities of patriotism and
courage nprt that Is Just what you need
today. You must be honest, clean living,
right thinking. You will not be worth
ttinch without thse, and bock of them
we must have the sanity and eoinnioii
aense. We must not blindly refuse to
recognize wrongs that exist.
Shower Interrupts l,eetre..
"Now, gentlemen."' he continued, "t
have heard dining the past year of fright
ful Iniquities In business life and mural
dclliiuucm les In moral life."
At this point a severe shower came over
and after the president had donned a rub
ber cap, saying be was sorry for tho
women hut ashamed of the men present,
the president cm tin vied hts speech.
"It us try to ronnve the taiwi of the
wrongdoing Instead of cultivating a spirit
of rancorous hatred which will most surely
come back on ourselves.
"There is enough wrong to fight. Cut It
"Then again, there la enough wrong done
by men of large means and much wrong
done by men of small means. If a man
has a twisted morality It will show that
twisted morality wherever he may be."
At this point the rain ceased and the
president congratulated those who had
stayed. He then referred to the work of
Jila congresM In the direction of fcdeiil
ontrol over business.
"We have accomplished a fair amount.
trauae we have not tried too much," said
"and because wc approached It without
Hardly had the president resumed his re
marks when the rain began to fall again.
The president was engrossed In hla speech
and disregarded his rubber cape entirely
thereafter. When he had conaluded hla
speech he was drenched through and
Locust Grove, where the exercises were
held, is three-quarters of a mile from
the village and no shelter was In sight.
As the rain came suddenly there was noth
ing to do but to stay and get wet and
the audience, good-naturedly, remained.
TRAVELERS WANT PRESIDENT
Aatl-Traat Loaaao Woald Have Him
Preside at Keeentioa to
NEW YORK. July .-William Hoge,
pr a!Uont of tbe Commercial Travelers'
Anil-Trust loague, today sent a letter to
President Roosevelt asking Mr. Roosevelt
to preslJe at the reception to be tendered
William J. Bryan In thla city upon hla
arrival from Europe early In September.
Mr. Hoge explained in his letter that tbe
Conimerilal Tr-tvelers" Anti-Trust league la
sot a democratic organisation nor a parti
san organisation in any ene and that
the organization regarda Mr. Roosevelt as
axing aa rauota fltpoaoA to th trust aa la
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KAUFMANNS SEEKING . REST
Woman Acre seal of Mnrder, Aeeom
panled ly Hnabnnd Son,
taoletly Leave Sloox Falls.
BlOt X FALLS. 8. D . July 4.-Speelal
Telegram. ) Moses Kaufmann, a wealthy
local brewer, with his wife. Mrs. Emma
Kaufmann. who as the remilt of her pre
liminary examination on June 20 was held
for trial In the state circuit court on the
charge of the alleged murder of Miss Agnes
prlrels. her 16-year-old domestic, and who
was admitted to ball In the sum of IX.OflO
by the state supreme court today, accom
panied by their son Charles departed for
an unannounced destination. Charles Kauf
mann only recently returned from Ohio
where he was attending college. The des
tination of the accused woman and her
husband and son Is carefully concealed
from the public. It Is thought, however,
that they will proceed to some small and
remote place In which Mrs. Kaufmann as
well as Mr. Kaufmann can recover from
the Revere nervous strain to which they
have been subjected during the past few
" eks. Their destination Is kept secret
the reason that they want rest and
free from the notoriety which would
'" chouM their df.tinatton be made
!. " they will be absent from Sioux
Falls known. It Is likely they will
remain until well toward the end of
summer, .V ly fall, returning In ample
time for , "n of Mrs. Kaufmann's
case for Xfiyf November.
Other proiirf . .agures In the alleged
tragedy. Mr. a. S Mrs. J. Polrels. parents
of the girl for whose death Mrs. Kauffmann
Is said to bo rerponslble, by a strange coin
cidence, also have temporarily changed
their placo of residence. Their home Is
near Parkston In the southern part of the
state, but they now have gone to the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schwartx.
who reside on a farm near Webster, In
the northern part of Bouth Dakota. The
dead girl was a niece of Mr. Schwartx.
Her parents will remain with the Schwartx
family for an Indefinite period. It Is
feared Mrs. Polrels' mind is becoming af
fected through grief over the death of her
daughter and It was deemed best to re
move her for a time to new scenes In the
hopes she would recover.
THAW BUYS CREAM AND CAKE
Plttsbnra Millionaire Treats His
Fellow Male Prisoners la
NEW YORK. July 4.-Harry K. Thaw,
under Indictment for the murder of Archi
tect Stanford While, gave his fellow prison
ers at the Tombs a pleasant surprise today
by treating them all to Ice cream and cake.
Thaw was talking with Rev. John A. Wade,
the Episcopal clergyman, who attends to
the spiritual needs of the Protestant prison
ers. Thaw asked the minister If the Fourth
of July was being observed In any special
way in the prison.
"Well." answered the clergyman, "I've
Just finished a task that falls upon me
every Independence day, that of supplying
the women and boys with Ice cream and
ke-";- '-. .. ..-:...'
When the minister said that the men
were ' uncared for fn that resprct Thaw
asked him to get enough to go around and
Send the bill to htm. Mr. Wade did us
requested, buying forty-six quarts of ice
cream and thirty dozen cakes.
Thaw's wife was not permitted to visit
him today, the rule excluding visitors being
in effect the same as on Sunday.
POLICYHOLDERS START SUITS
San Krnn cisco People Try to
Money from the Insurance
SAN FRANCISCO. July 4 Suit waa
brought against the Wllllamsburgh City
Fire Insurance company ty the Crown
Distilleries company to recover on a policy
for lo.fiOO. The Crown Distilleries company
was Insured for liViWO on its stock, which
waa destroyed by the fire, and the Wll
liamshurgh company carried J5,0ffl of the
loss. This company claims protection from
liability under what is commonly called an
K suit has also been brought In Oakland
by S C. 6mlth against the Eagle Fire
company of New YorTt to recover 11,000 In
Insurance on the Creedmote house in San
FranelHCO destroyed by fire. The earth
quake la also held responsible in this case.
GERMAN HEIR PRFSIMPTIVE BORX
Crown Princess Gives Birth to Son
BERLIN, July 4. Crown Princesa Fred
rick Wli:i:m ia safely accouched of a
son at S 15 this morning.
The big guns of the battery begin lo fire
slow In the square opposite the palace at
about noon and tens of thousands within
hearing of the salute stopped In the streets
or paused In their work counting the guns,
for it had long been announced that seventy-two
shots would be fired for a girl
and 101 for a boy. Seventy-one seventy
two seventy-three then the city knew that
an heir presumptive had been born. An
hour later half a million copl'ea of the
Official Gazette containing the following
proclamation were given away:
Her Imperial and royal highness, the
eron princess of the German empire and
Prueia, was happily delivered of a prince
at 9:15 a. in. In the marble palace at Pots
dam to the Joy of hla majesty, the em
peror, her majesty the empress and the
entire royal house This pleasing event
will ba made known to the Inhabitants of
Berlin through the usual cannon shots.
The crown princess and the prince are In
the best condition. VON WEDEL.
Minister cf the Royal House.
All the public and many private build
ings are decorated with flaga
Although prayers have been said In the
churches since the sepund Sunday in June
the event was hardly expected ao soon,
the crown princess having arranged to
take a drive this morning. The empress
was summoned from the palace at 4:30 a.
m. and Immediately went to the Marble
palace. Prof. Bumm hastened In an auto
mobile from Berlin.
The boy Is well formed and strong.
The news of the birth of his grandson
was rommuntratd to Emperor William by
means of a wireless dispatch from Kiel to
the steamer Hamburg on which his majesty
Is proceeding to Trondhjem. Norway. Jt
waa last reported In the Great Belt.
There was great rejoicing at Potsdam
when It became known that the -crown
princess had given birth to a son. A sa
lute was fired and the town waa decorated.
Mlaa fterhara Krspt na;aged.
ESSEN. Prussia. July t -The engage
ment la announced of Barbara Krupp. the
younger daughter of tbe late owner of the
great Iron worka. Frederick Alfred Krupp.
to Baron Tllo von Wtlmowskl. son of tue
governor of Prussian Saxony. Frauleln
Barbara, although by no meana ao rich as
her sister Bert La, la presumably jrorth
BRIAN SPEARS IN LONDON
Nebrukan Hakes Principal Address at
Dinner of Amerioan Society.
WHITE MAN'S BURDEN IS HIS THEME
Christian Nations Are Doty Botin to
Carry Blessings of Civilisa
tion to Dark-Skinned
LONDON. July 4 William J Bryan was
the central figure at the annual Independ
ence Day dinner of the American society
at the Hotel Cecil tonight. Nearly 5n mem
bers and guests surrounded the society's
board and clvecred patriotic sentiments
with the peculiar xest born of exile. Am
bassador Whltelaw Reid and Mr. Bryan en
gaged In some short, but good humored
raillery and banter over political differences,
the crowd evincing Its enjoyment of the
sport with cheers and shouts or laughter.
Mr. Reid. In responding to Sir W. B.
Richmond's graceful proposnl of his health,
said with reference to Mr. Bryan: "At
home as a citizen. I have openly and
squarely opposed him at every stage of his
conspicuous career. I am reasonably sure
that when I return home I shall continue
to do the same. I believe he tonight Is as
well satisfied es I am. though by dlfferetjt
reasoning, that the country we love and
try to serve has not been ruined by Its
gold abroad. As the official representative
of the American people without distinction
of party. I am glad to welcome him here
as a typical American whose whole live
has been lived In the daylight and one
whom such a great host of my countrymen
have long trusted and honored."
Mr. Bryan, rising, amid laughter and
"The temptation to make a political
speech Is strong within me. I have not had
a chance to do so for ten months. How
ever. I will restrain myself. With reference
to the ambassador's remarks on gold. I
wish to say that when I see the progress
my country has made walking on one leg
I wonder what It would have done walking
on two legs. It is pleasing to testify that
the ambassador not only fought me, but
that he has done It well. No American
rejoices more than I that he Is S.OOO miles
from his base. While nbrond I have met
many good republicans holding office and
I only wish there were enough offices abroad
to take all the republicans out of the coun
try." Chairman F. W. Jones proposed the
health of King Edward and Hayward
Greenwood, president of the Canadian so
ciety and member of Parliament for the
city of York, proposed the health of Presi
dent Roosevelt. When tney arose to drink
to the toasts the crowd discovered Mrs.
Nicholas Long-worth In the gallery and
cheered and drank her health.
Sir. Bryan's Speech.
Following the pacsage between Ambassa
dor Reid and Mr. Bryan, thev latter read
his formal speech as follows:
The memory of the evening spent with
the American society, Thanxsglvlng day,
two and a half years ago, is nuch a pleas
ant one that 1 esteem myaelt lortun. .u
be able to accept the Invitation so kindly
extended by .our distinguished mn Oa
dor, Hon. Whltelaw Koid, to be your
guest of this ocraslon. Our ;ntf.--'i
irlends, under whose flag we meet to
night, recalling that this Is the anni
versary of our nation's birth, would
doubtless pardon ua if our rejoicing con
tained something o! selt-connia.iuiatiu.i.
for It is at such tlmR as this that wo
are wont to review those national
achievements which have given to lhe
United States its prominence among the
nations. Hut I hope 1 shall not be ihougut
lacking in patriotic spirit if, instead -f
drawing a picture of the past, bright with
heroic deeds and unparalleled in progress,
1 summon you rather to a serloun cuosiu
cration of the rooponsihllity rentln upon
those nations which a-splre to premier
ship. This line of thought la Suggested
ty a sense of propriety as well ( by re
cent f xperlemes by a sensee of propriety
because such a subject will interest tho
Briton a well as the American, and by
lrent experiences because they nave im
pressed me not less with our nationnl
dutv than with the superiority of western
over eastern civilization.
Asking yo; auenUoi, to such a themo.
it Is not unfitting to adopt a phrase
coined hy a poet to whom America aa
well as England can lay nome claim, and
take for my text "The White Man's Bur
din:" "Take up the white man's burden.
In patience to abide.
To veil the threat of terror
And check the show of pride.
By open speech and simple,
A hundred times made plain,
. To seek another's profit.
And work another's gain."
White Man Especially Favored.
Thus sings Kipling, with the exception
of the third line (the meaning of which
I ant nnl .mil,. HlirAl th RtflllXd rnhndtCH 1
the thought which is uppermost in my
mind tonight. No one can travel ann,:.
the dark-skinned races or the orient wltli-
out feeling that the white man orcui 1e
ao esoecluilv favored position among ilia
children of men, and the recognition
this fact Is accompanied by the convic
tion that there is a duty inseparaluv con
nected wi:h the advantages enjoyed.
There is a white ma-i's burden a burden
which the white man should not mrK,
even If he could a burden which n-
could not shirk even If he would. That
no one llveth unto himself or Iteth ui io
himself has a national aa well aa an In
dividual application. Our destinies are ao
interwoven that each exerts an Influence
directly or indirectly upon all others.
How InSnenco Is Exerted.
Sometimes this Influence Is unconsciously
exerted, ss when, for instance, the good or
bad precedent set by one nation lr dealing
with its own affairs is followed by some
other nation. Sometimes the influence is
incidentally exerted, aa when, for example,
a nation In the extension of Its commerce
introduces Its language and enlarges the
i horizon of the people with whom it trades.
1 n-i.... I I ..... I V ..... ,1 ..nAvrul V. . , . V.
1 inn I ill iiii-ii iu wiicih ...ii. t r i i t-u u y i:io
opening of new markets must be apparent f
to any one wno nas warcneu ine stimulat
ing Influence of the new Ideas which have
been introduced Into Asia and Africa
through the medium of the English lan
guage. This Is not the- mother tongue of
very many of the world's leaders in re
ligion, statesmanship, science and litera
ture, but it has received through transla
tion the best that has been written and
spoken In other countries. He who learns
this language, therefore, is like one who
lives upon a great highway, where he comes
Into daily contact with the world. With
out disparaging other modern languages.
It may be said with truth that whether
one travels abroad or studies at hofne
there Is no other language so useful at
the present time as that which we emplov
at this bsnquet board, and the nation
which Is Instrumental in spreading this
language confers sn Inestimable boon even
though the conferring of It be not Included
In Its general purpose. England has rend
ered thia service fo the people of India and
the t'nlted States Is rendering the same
aervlce to the people of the Phlllppinee.
while both England and the United States
hsve been helpful to Japan and China in
Beneflts Hut Bo Consclona.
But the advanced nations cannot content
themselves with the conferring of Incidental
benefits, if they would Justify their lidr.
ship they must put forth conscious and
constant effort' for the promotion of the
welfare of the nations which lag behind.
Incidental benefits may ,'ollow even though
the real purpose of a nation la a wholly
selfish one, for, aa the sale of Joseph into
Egpt resulted In blessings to his family
snd to the land of the Pharaohs, ao cap
tives taken in war have sometimes spruad
civilization and blacks carried away Into
slavery have been Improved by contact
with the whites. But nations cannot afford
to do evil In the hope that Providence will
transmuta the evil Into good and bring
tj IPentln on fteoynd Pae 1
RACE ACROSS THE ATLANTIC
Speed Contest Between Deatsehlana
and La Provence, with tho
NEW TORK. July .-rhe Hamburg
American line steamer Denischland. which
started from New York, last Thursday,
June S, In what was generally regarded
as a trans-Atlantic rare 'with the new
steamer 1j Provence of the French line,'
wbs reported to the Associated Press to
night as having been In wireless communi
cation with the station at Rrowhead, Ire
land at 6 p. m., Greenwich time, when the
vessel was 140 miles lo the southwest.
La Provence had not been reported by
wireless telegraphy up to midnight. New
York time. The Deutschland should arrive
in Plymouth at about 6:30 Wednesday,
Greenwich time. If It does it will have
made the trip In approximately five 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 3.36 knots an
The Deutschland had one hour and four
teen minute advantage over Its arrival at
the start of the race, having cleared Sandy
Hook bar at 11 a. m. June . Im. 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 Ia Prov
ence and the Deutschland sailed the same
day the French liner was reported four
hours ahead when the vessel passed The
GERMAN BOAT jWINS RACE
Deatsphland Proves, Too Fast for
NEW YORK, July 4 The second east
ward Transatlantic race between the Ham
buVg American line steamer Deutschland
and the French line steamer I Provence
ended this morning with a decisive victory
in favor of the German boat.
The Deutschland was reported 140 miles
southwest of Brow Head at G o'clock yes
terday afternoon and was reported passing
Eddystone lighthouse, at the entrance to
Plymouth harbor, at S:39 a. m. today. Its
time of passage from New York to Ply
mouth Is five days fourteen hours and nine
minutes, at an average speed of 23.01 miles
per hour. The distance covered was S.OW
La Provence was reported by wireless
telegraph when the vessel was 150 miles
south of Brow Head, at 6:10 this morning.
The Deutschland, for Plymouth, Cher
bourg and Hamburg cleared Bandy Hook
bar at 11 o'clock a. m. Thursday, June 28,
and ,La Provence, for Havre, followed an
hour and fifteen minutes later. Allowing
for this difference In time the Deutsch
land beats La Provence nearly eleven hours,
against the four hours claimed by the
French steamer on the previous race.
KANSAS POPULISTS NOMINATE
Contention at Topeba Selects Ticket
Headed by Hrar Keefer of
TOPEKA. 1 Kan., - Juiy ' ,The . popul 't
state convention today nominated the fol
Governor Horace Keefer. Leavenworth.
Lieutenant Governor Joseph A. Wright,
Secretary of State Robert Helsermon,
Treasurer D. C. Kav. Graham county.
Attorney General Qeorae H. Halley,
Superintendent of Public Instruction D.
O. Kemphlll. Norton county.
Auditor K. C. Fowler. Shawnee county.
Insurance C. H. Ml.iger.foaeker. MePher
Justices of the Supreme Court, Ixng
Term H. C. Root and W. A. Eyter. Shaw
nee county. Nominations for short term
were left to the state central committee.
Railroad Commissioner-G. R. Selyard.
Greenwood county. Two places to no filled
by state central comml'tee.
Stnfe Printer Charles A. Sou'hwlck. Clay
The convention was not well attended.
I the afternoon esslon was taken up
by discussion of the wisdom of nominating
a full state ticket. Of late years tho popu
lists and democrats have fused on state
CELEBRATION ENDS IN MURDER
Anton Vlnclowakl Shot and Killed b
John Karvallna In Booth
Anton Vlnzlowskl was shot and killed in
South Omaha at a late hour last night by
John Karvallna. Both are Bohemians. The
j ,uan wno dlJ killing is well advanced
, In years, while the victim was a young
I ' ... . , ,, ,
e two ''al been drinking in the suloon
of Joe Bazar and became Involved In a
quarrel. No one appears to know what
thn qujtrel was about and bystanders had
no idea that It was likely to terminate fa
tally. Karvallna left the saloon and the
bystanders thought the affair was over,
but It appears he simply went to his home
near by for hsl gun and returning shot
Vlnslowskl, the bullet entering thn aide
and penetrating the vttala. The police and
doctors were summoned at once, but the
wounded man died before the arrival of
Karvallna was arrested, making no re
sistance and Is now lodged in the city Jail.
He declines to make any statement about
GAMBLING DEVICES SEIZED
Two Carloads of Tables, Slot Machines
aad Chips Taken from French
WEST BADEN SPRINGS, Ind.. July 4
Officers representing the state today began
tearing out the gambling devices at the
Casinos of the West Baden and French
Lick Pprings hotels. The paraphernalia
filled two large freight cars and will be
taken to Paoll and placed In the custody
of the sheriff of this county.
The property confiscated Included thirty
two slot machines, ten roulette tables, four
poker, tables, two faro tables, two klondlke
tables, two wheels, bookmaktng apparatus,
one kenu outfit and several bushels of chips,
cards and dice.
The eleven attendants at the two casinos
will have their hearings tomorrow. They
have been released on bond. No raid was
made at the Colonial hotel.
Percy A. Leonard.
DENVER. July 4 -Percy A. Leonard, a
pioneer newspaper publisher of Colorado,
died suddenly of heart failure In this city
today. He waa born at Louisville. Ky.,
and one of his ancestors was John Lang
don, a signer of the Decla-atlon of Inde
pendence. Mr. Ieonard came to this state
thirty-two years ago and' for years was
publisher of the Chaffee County Times at
Bueiva Vista. letter he published the Dis
patch at UtadvUla. Ha waa editor of Ores
ALL OMAHA HAS A I10LIDA
Parks, Pleasure Betorts and Eportinf
Erenta Attract Lares Crowds.
ONE ACCIDENT LIKELY TO PROVE FATAL
John Lee, a Thlrteen-t enr-Old Roy,
Shot Throngh the Long; with Tar
get Rlge nmeroas Other
Probably more persons In Omaha d!J
something out of the ordinary yesterday
to celebrate the Fourth of July than on
any other Independence day. With cool,
sunny weather up to noon thousands were
lured to the resorts and parks and to
quiet basket picnics. Towards the mid
dle of the day clouds formed suddenly
and light showers caused apprehensions
among the people enjoying or contemplat
ing outings. The threatening conditions
continued for the rest of the day, though
little rsln fell, and a good share of the
time sunlight reassured the doubtful. The
facilities of the garages and livery stables
were exhausted early and It was a highly
profitable day for the street railway com
pany. The celebration passed with only one
serious accident in Omaha, so far re
ported. This was the accidental shooting
of John Lee, aged 13 years, a brother of
City Prosecutor Thomas F. Lee. A twen
two caliber bullet plowed its way
through one of his lungs and the attend
ing physicians fear he may lose his lire-.
There were the usual sprinkling of minor
mishais. Including parting with fingers
and damaged eyes, but most of the In
juries were caused by direct violations of
the ordinance's limiting the size of ex
plosives and prohibiting riflos, revolvers
Socialists Start Something;.
A red flag hoisted by the socialists who
were holding a picnic at Rlverview park
almost precipitated a riot there In the
afternoon. A small group of socialists
and members of the Independent Workers
of the World, all to the number of less
than 100, gathered about 2 o'clock to Oa
ten to speeches from Kansas and local
orators. Before the speechmaklng begnn
a plain crimson cloth waa run up on the
staff of a small tent and immediately be
neath it a small red flag bearing the word
"Socialists." Several thousand other per
sons were in the park to listen to the
music furnished by Thlele's orchestra,
many belonging to picnics being held by
the First Reformed church and the Sec
ond Presbyterian church congregation,
while others were in family and neighbor
hood groups. Among them were a num
ber of old soldiers and these first revolted
at the sight of tho red flag.
At tho solicitation of the anti-socialists
Park Policeman Pete Hanson and Conces
sionaire James P. Connelly were notified
of the incident and the policeman im
mediately ordered the socialists to lower
the anarchistic banner. They remonstrated
at first, but the attitude of the crowd was
so threatening that they complied In a few
minutes. Demands were made to have vhe
party expelled from the park and a re-f'ucsr-
was. rrmae-nn PoMne Captain Dunn
to do. this, but the latter refused to act
as long as the socialists conducted them
selves peaceably and kept the flag down.
The socialists proceeded to listen to the
speeches prepared and no more trouble oc
curred. The talkfest did not last a Rreat
while and was the usual declaration
against the existing order of things.
Capacity of Resorts Taxed.
Thousands went to Lake Manawa- and
Krug park, where special programs of
amusements had been prepared terminating
with large displays of fireworks. At both
places the capacity was taxed all day and
something of a congestion1 took place dur
ing the evening.
At Florence an old-fashioned Fourth of
July celebration, started by the firing of
a sunrise salute with anvils, was attended
by the people of the village and several
hundred Omahans. In the morning Judge
Lee 8. Etelle delivered a patriotic ad
dress from a bunting-covered stand under
the Brlgham Young Cottonwood In the city
park. Before and after the speaking music
was played by the Irvlngton band and a
fife and drum corps. In the afternoon a
big program of horse races and athletica
was carried out. prizes being hung up by
the local merchants. Dancing was en
Joyed at the city hall from 2 o'clock until
midnight. A fine exhibition of fireworks
was given at the corner of State and Mam
streets in the evening. The town was
gaily decorated with flags and the national
colors and possessed a gala appearance.
One of the reatures of the day was a
clay-pigeon shoot In which Henry Mc
Donald won first money and Assistant City
Engineer Craig of Omaha the second
prize. There were about ten participants.
Miller park was well used, both by golfers
on the public links and by the members
of the Omaha Cricket club, who played a
match during the morning. This waa the
first cricket of the season In Omaha.
Sports Attract Crowds.
Large crowds attended the two base ball
games between the Omaha and Das Moines
league teams at Vinton Street park. At
the Country club, where the match between
twenty-five Country club and aa many
Field club golfers was the point of Interest,
tho scene waa animated all day. The semi
finals of the Field club tennis tourney
were played on the courta of that club,
witnessed by a good-sized gallery. A table
d'hote dinner was served and the regular
mid-week dance held In the evening.
Hansoom park was used by several thou
sand men. women and children who listened
to an enjoyable concert by George Greene's
band In the afternoon.
The Omaha Rod and Gun club signalized
the day by a formal opening of its new
club' house near Courtland Beach, the event
being well attended. The steamer Susan
carried a number of large crowds up the
river and back again.
Casaalty List for Day.
The local casualty list promises to be
greater than that of the Fourth of July,
1906, which was a record breaker In the
small number of bad accidents. Nothing
nearly so serious as the Lee shooting oc
curred and instances of maiming and
wounding were few and far between. It
was the first Fourth enjoyed under the laws
forbidding giant firecrackers and guns and
cannons of all kinds. This year, though
the efforts of the police were not relaxed,
more disregard of the law was shown.
There were half a dozen arrests for dis
charging firearms, but the offenders were
merely taken to the police station and their
weapons and ammunition confiscated.
Xast year the practice of putting ex
plosives on the street railway tracks was
effectively choked off. Yesterday there waa
it great deal of It. About twenty-five boys
and young men were arrested for the prac
tice, escorted to the police station and re
leased after they had promised not to do
anything of the kind again.
The tendency towards a more aane ob-
sOpn.UB.ued. an ftecpud Pace. 2
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair and Warmer Thnrsday. Friday
Temperature at Omaha Testerdari
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9 p. m 6T
TWO INJURED AND ONc MISSING
Collapse nf Dock nt Uk Mnnawa
Gives Scores of People a Park
In, hat Few Snffer.
The collapse of the landing at the Kursasl
at Ijike Manawa at a late, hour last night
caused the serious If not fatal Injury of two
people and one person at least Is missing
and It Is thought she Is drowned.
At the time of the collapse a large num
ber of people were on the landing between
the two floating docks waiting for an op
portunity to get a boat for the Manawa
side of the lake. Seemingly without any
warning the entire landing collapsed,
dropping the people into the water, which
at that point Is In the neighborhood of fif
teen feet deep.
The people on the boat, people In row
boats who were near and those on the big
platforms of the Kursaal at once com
menced the work of rescue and for a time
It was thought all had been rescued. Only
two of the number were Injured. Miss Lena
Rosenblum, employed at the Sixteen Street
dy works, Omaha, was unconscious and at
tho present time the doctors are working
with her. but have not yet succeeded In
restoring her to consciousness and It Is
uncertain whether her Injuries are fatal or
Miss Chamberlain, 314 North Thirteenth
street, Omaha, was taken across the lake
to tbe Manawa pavilllon, where it waa dis
covered her injuries were serious and a
doctor summoned, tl Is feared her injuries
Miss Susie Doerfler, 604 South Twenty
eighth street, Omaha, and her alster, Nel
lie, iT Harney street. Omaha, were atand
Ing together when the landing collapsed.
Miss Susie says she saw her alster In the
water as they both came up after the fall,
but that In some way they were separated
and 'no trace of her sister Nellie haa since
been found and she fears she has been
While three are, all the casualties rer
ported at .present. It Is feared' that others
have been drowned and the fact will not
be known until they fall to appear at their
Mr, and Mrs. J. P. Eastman. 2815 Douglas
street, were among the Omaha people glvon
an involuntary plunge In the lake. They
got away from the plare as soon as poe
slble after getting sfely to shore and were
among the first to return to Omaha of the
"We were stauding on the dock when
suddenly It gave way," ssid Mr. Eastman,
"and about ISO persons were dropped Into
the water, which at that point is about
eight feet deep. There was immediately a
great deal of excitement, but by hanging
to pieces of the dock nearly all were able
to rescue themselves in a short time, while
others were aided by persons near at hand.
I held my wife with one arm and a very
heavy woman with the other and had
hard time of it. We were all thoroughly
soaked and lost our hats, but consider our
selves very lucky not to have lost our
ROJESTVENSKY PLEADS GUILTY
Russian Admiral Makes an Effort to
Save Members of Ills StaS
CRON3TADT, July 4 In a manly effort
to save the surviving members of his staff
and the other officers who he believed sur
rendered the gunboat Bedovl on account of
their affection for their wounded com
mander and their desire to save his life
Admiral Rojestvensky today pleaded guilty
before a court martial. In a short speech
to the court the witness declared that he
took all the blame on hla own shoulders
and aaked that he alone be punished to the
fullest extent of tho law, virtually an ap
peal for condemnation and death, which
la the penalty for hauling down the St.
Andrew'a cross to a hostile vessel.
All the other defendants, Including Cap
tain De Colongue, chief of Admiral Rojest-
vensky's staff, and Captain Baranoff, com
mandant of the Bedovl, pleaded not guilty
The little court room In the marine head
quarters at Cronatsdt afforded place for a
small audience, most of whom are con
nected with the navy. Among the spec
tators In the first row wat the widow of
Vice Admiral Makaroff. who lost hts life
on board his flagship at Port Arthur In
April, 1904, when the vessel was sunk by a
Japanese mine. Admiral Rojestvensky ap
peared to have quite recovered from the
wounds he received In the battle of the
sea of Japan. After he had entered his
plea the taking of testimony began. Mem
bers of the crew of the Bedovl will be ex
amined to determine who ordered the aur
render, the condition of the vessel and the
incidents of the capture. The taking of
testimony will occupy several days.
SECOND CLASS" MAIL RULES
Congressional Commission to Investi
gate Then Will Meet la Antnmn
WASHINGTON. July 4 The eongies.
slonal commission to Investigate the second
class mall rules and regulations of the
Postofflce department provided for under
the postofflce appropriation bill has In
formed Postmaster Oeneral Cortelyou that
It will meet early In the autumn and enter
upon the general hearings.
Representatives of the Pom office depart
ment and of monthly, weekly and dally
periodicals of all claaaea and commercial
concerns lntoroated will h gtvoa -a 1J
niuuif T vm mnu
ROSEWATER GETS ALL
Practically Oomplsts Eft urns from the
Primaries of Tuesday.
AVERAGE PLURALITY IS TWO TO ONE
Later Returns Only Confirm the Estimates
Made Wednesday Morninc.
ROTATION BALLOT A DECIDED FAILURE
Does Not Help Keep Up tie Vote of Karnes
at Bottom of Alphabet
COURT JUDGES ALL PRONOUNCE IT BAD
Those Wtio t'pheld the I .aw Say Mark
Ing the Ballot Involves Too
Strennoos libor on tho
Part of the Voter.
Almost complete returns from the pri
mary election of Tuesday confirm emphatic
ally the conclusions based on the first
figures. The Rosewater delegation la elected
to a man by decisive majorities, practically
a two to one vote.
The lowest man on the Rosewater ticket
Is more than Sno ahead of tho highest men
on the Fontanelle ticket, and the difference
between the high vote of the Rosewater
delegation and the low vote of the Fon'.i
nelles la about 1.700. The Rosewater dele
gates carried every ward In Omaha snd
every precinct In Omaha but two. They
lost only one precinct In South Omaha and
two sn far reported In Uie country. So
decisive waa the victory that the Fontanelle
leaders all conceded that they wore not In
the game and talk of recount and contest
which had been broached waa dropped
without further ceremony.
Approximately 4,000 republican votea wera
cast In the county, although quite a num
ber of the ballots were spoiled or rejected,
and thus will not appear In the totala. The
count waa so tedious and laborious and so
many names on tho ballot that mistakes
are sure to have occurred In copying and
tabulating, but In no case of any serious
The Bee's figures below given Include
seventy-three of the eighty precincts, one
precinct In South Omaha being missing and
six In the country. The missing precincts,
however, are all comparatively unimportant
and when in will only Increase the lead of
the Rosewater delegation.
The figures here given, to avoid undue
duplication, are arranged to show the high
and low marks of the opposing tickets. On
the Rosewater side Baldrlge and Fink aeem
to be high for the top and Baldrlge la taken
for a typical high man, while Wlllla seems
to suffer from Ms position on the ballot
and represents the low man. On the Fonta
nelle side Broatch waa pushed ahead by
friends In the lower wards and la therefore
taken to represent the high man, whllo the
low man seems to have been Wurmbach.
Prec. rtge. Willis.
1-1 & IV
25 ' so u
I t9 63
Totals.. 142 Hi
3- 1 8 6
1 35 ' 19
Totals.. 169 Ho
-l 14 IS
2 91 90
4 3S 33
6 lil 4
Totals.. 214 181
4 1 33
5 22 17
3 29 J9
4 28 28
6 04 7.1
Totals.. 196 l2
61 21 14
2 49 45
3 40 36
4 60 56
Totals.. ll2 l8
6 1 89 30
t 16 18
4 87 2
Totals.. 117 "7
7 1 4s c
2. 46 40
1 62 67
4 24 26
Totals.. 179 166
8 1 i 63
t 31 23
8 3 IH
4 27 26
Totals.. 140 11(1
9 1 62 49
2 28 19
5 22 17
4 49 40
6 69 6.
4 1.. '.'.'.' .'.'
Eight Country Precincts
One precinct missing.
JIDGES COVDEM ROTATION PL, AS
Agree Law snoold Be Amended
Baldrlge and Howell Talk.
Judges Day, Kennedy and Troup of the
district court, who handed down the de
cision In the mandamus case brought by
the Fontanelles enforcing the rotation bal
lot scheme, all take the position that the.
sjntem Is too severe and burdensome for
practical purposes and thst the legislature
ought to efface that provision of the pri
mary election law from the statute hooks.
, Judge Cayaaidj "Atag I fca4 voiad .
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