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The Omaha Daily Bee
OMAHA, nilDAY MOKNFNG, JULY 1.?, 1IX)G TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENin
VOL.- XXXVI-NO. 22.
CoMaer1! Jury Returns Formal Verdict of
Death at Own Etodi.
DAUGHTER TESTIFIES AT THE RESIDENCE
Youne Woman 8tyi Her rather Acted
Strangely for Tw Weeki.
NERVOUS SYSTEM SEEMED SHATTERED
With Stern Fortitude Witnesa Eelates
twy of Their Terrible Ordeal.
BODY REVISED AT THE FAMILY HOME
Ba Held There Thla
ad Berlal WUI
Coronr Braliey held an lnqueat yeater
Av afternoon Into the death of former
City Treasurer. Hennings. The verdict
f We. the Jurors, do ' ' I August H.
,r.,. In hla V. on July 11.
..A m I SA a. m.. In the Km of his
CAPTAIN DREYFUS EXONERATED
III heat ,art Passes oa f aae I
Omaha, county of Douglai
hiaska. from a gunsnot wou
Inn own hand while In I 111 .
InMinity. i.-igned Hurry Wilk "V
iiiam. janies 11 land, M. H. Ko,
ioozcr, j. li. llumniel and Get.
The Inquest was brief and in tiu
li.' n formal character.
The feature of the Inquisition u
t-stlmory of Miss Kite Hennings, only
thlil of the family. After hearing the
evidence of W. B. Oraham at the morgue
Coroner liralley took the Jury to the Hen
nlng home, where the body was viewed
and the testimony of Mlns Hehnlngs taken.
Ab the Jury wished to hear from some
member of (he family and as Mra. Hen
ninas' grief Wa such aa to preclude her
appenrsnee. Miss Hennings, with much
womanly fortitude, coneenled to tcllof her
father a actlona during the two weeks pre
vious to death. She came out on the porch
of the pretty home and, gave her evidence
during the thunderstorm.
"You may tell what you know concern
ing the death of your father." said Cor
oner Hrallcy, while the Jurymen and others
present looked In opposite directions, let
their scrutiny might add tu the grief of
the young woman.
Acted Klrantrl) for Two Weeka.
',My father acted atrangely for two
weeks," began Miss Hennlnga. "He ap
peared nervous and frequently rubbed his
head with his hands. At times he waa so
nervous that we would take his handa from
hla head and try to console him. Turing
the two weeks he had a habit of plac'ng
one hand to his cheek and his Jaws would
twitch. He would sit at the table, look
at hla food and hardly snek a word to us.
On Wednesday morning he railed me
earlier thsn usual. He told me It was
washday and suggested I get up. which I
did. At the hreakfiat tnble he hardly ate
ji- ----i rl n of em over
to me, saying he had not touched them,
and asked If I cared to cat them. Then
he went upstairs to his room. Papa never
ha a revolver. ' The revolver he used waa
one I hnd when I wns out west. T had It
In my room In a holsier. He often made
fun .of me for having a revolver In my
room, but I thought It was will to neve
one about, a a there had been several rob
beries and holdups In the neighborhood.
Shortly after h went upstairs I heard I
heard a ahot."
Voansr .Woman Breaks Down.
Then the young woman began to break
"What did you do then?" questioned tho
"I went upstairs and found the door of
the bath room locked. Then I rushed ont
to the street and met a gentleman." added
"During the two weeka you spoke of did
your father give any Indications of a
thought to kill himself?" asked the coroner.
"He did not,", replied the wltnes.
The other witnesses examined were B. W.
Hart and K. Miller, neighbors, who were
first on the scene. Their testimony, with
that of Mr. Graham's, waa not of Interest
Mr, Graham Slid he met Mr. Henn'ngs
Tuesday evening and" noticed the former
city treasurer was rather moody, but when
addressed brightened tip and apoke of hte
business as progressing well. .
, It was atated yesterday afternoon by
friends who knew Mr. llennings well that
h hud not been In the habit of. taking his
family into his confidenco regarding Income
Kuaeral Friday Afternooa.
The llennings funeral will be held Friday
afternoon. Rev. J. E. Humnton, pastor of
Kountxe Memorial Evangelical Lutheran
church, will conduct the aervlce at tbe res
Idenre, 4 Iavenport street, at 2 o'clock.
Burial will be al Forest Lawn cemetery.
The pallbearers will be Gustavo Duke, I. L.
Belsel, Teter Klewla, Fred W. Bchamel,
George Thompson and Henry Grossman.
Heatorea Ulan to Former Place
In the French Army.
FARM, July 12. The supreme court to
day announced Its decision annulling the
condemnation ot Dreyfus without a re
The effect of the decision is a complete
vindication of Dreyfus, entitling him to
restoration to hla rank In the army as
though he hod never been accused.
The decision of the court was read by
President Judge M. Ballot-Reaipre, presi
dent of the court of causation. Immediately
on the reassembling of the court at noon
today. The palace of Justice waa thronged
by an eager crowd seeking admission to
the court room. Among those present were
Mathew Dreyfus, brother of Alfred Drey
fus; Malt re Mornard, counsel for Captain
Dreyfus; Jostph Ileinach, the historian of
Ilia Dreyfus affair; Colonel Plcquart, lime.
Zoln, and many others who have figured In
various stages of the celebrated case. Cap
tain Dreyfus waa not present, continuing
his habitual secrecy by remaining secluded
In the garret where he has hitherto been
cut off from the outer world.
The scene when the decision waa pro
nounced was one of Impressive dignity.
The court, consisting of forty-nine Judge,
gowned In flowing red robes, solemnly
mounted the bench. Deep silence prevailed
as the presiding Judge read the lengthy de
cision, minutely reviewing the aeries of
sensational events of the last twelve yeara
and completely exculpating Dreyfus of all
wrongdoing, freeing him of tho acousatlon
of being the author of the famous Incrimi
nating documents on which the entire
charge was founded and ordering the an
RUSSIAN' CABINET RESIGNS
Czar Holds Beaicraationi of Members, but
Bu Not Accepted Them.
LOOKS FOR OPPORTUNITY TO COMPROMISE
Uraad Dake Alcholaa Teadere Resin
aatloa as Commander of Gaard,
bat Emperor Keeps
Mint In Office.
ST. PETERSBURG, July 12. Finance
Minister Kokovoff has given authority for
the statement that the resignation of the
entire cabinet Is In the hands of the em
peror. 8o far as can be learned, however,
his majesty Is not yet ready to charge the
constitutional democrats with the task of
forming a ministry and Is atlll seeking to
compromise the Issue by forming a coali
tion composed of the more solid of the
conservative and liberal elements In the
lower and upper houses of Parliament un
der the leadership of Count Hey den and
There were rumors In the corridors of the
lower house of Parliament today that a
split had developed among the constitu
tional democrata over the question of ac
cepting office In a coalition ministry.
The Russ today says the country la not
yet iipe for the acceptance of the principle
of a responsible ministry.
Grand Duke Nicholas Nlcholalvttch.
commander of the Guards corpa and the
troops In the military district of St. Peters
burg, has tendered his resignation to the
emperor on account of the Probrajensky
nullment of the Judgment of the Rennes affair, but hla majesty declined to accept It.
rourt-martlaJ, with the publication of the I The police have-not found any' trace of
final announcement of his Innocence In tho men who robbed Assistant casnier
fifty newspapers to be cnosen by Captain Gashlrovltch of the admiralty In broad day
light yesterday, but there Is reason to be
lieve tnat they were former workmen from
Port Arthur, who turned revolutionists on
account of the treatment to which they
were subjected there.
Jewi Flee from Warsaw.
WARSAW. Russian Poland, July 12.
It is estimated that no less than 4U.O0O
Jews, old men, women and children, fled
from Warsaw yesterday. Most of the
able-bodied male Jews remained to pro
tect their property. Many of the Jewish
shops are closed today and the houses of
the Jews are empty. Intense depression
prevails in the Jewfth quarter, where the
inhabitants have organized a system of
self-defense. Armed guards are posted
at the gates of all the houses and patrols
parade the streets. The authorities havq
taken precautions against an anti-Jewish
uotbreak and the police have authorized
the newspapers to issue extra editions
with the view of allaying the panic
The reading of the decision lasted an hour
and It waa only at the close that the spec
tators realized the sweeping nature of the
vindication. As the final determination was
announced there was a buzz of excited
comment and some acclamations of ap
proval, which the court officers sternly re
pressed. Mathew Dreyfus hastily dis
patched a meesenger to bear the good news
to Captain Dreyfus and Mine. Dreyfus.
Outside the court the crowds received
the decision without making any demon
stration. Tonight the ministers held a protracted
specisl session at the F.lysee palace under
President Fallierca and determined upon
the government's course in carrying out
the derision. The text of two bills was
formulated, which will be Introduced In the
Chamber of Deputies tomorrow, concern
ing respectively Dreyfus and Colonel Plc
quart, with the. object of restoring both
to the ranks they would have held If tMey
hod continuously served In the army. Drey
fua consequently will be nominated a ma
jor .with eventual early promotion to a
lieutenant colonelshlp Plcquart will Im
mediately became a brigadier general. Drey
fus' name will also be Inscribed on the list
for the legion of honor, but he will not be
directly nominated to that distinction,
though probably a decree placing him on
the list will ahortly appear.
Discussion of the bills will be taken Im
mediately and the ministers will endeavor
t;5 t:STe them res- roi-h honaee In the
course of the day, the cabinet 'desiring to
aettle the matter before the parliamentary
vacation In order to avoid a recurrence of
the agitation of the country.
In the course of an Interview today, after
the announcement of the supreme court's
decision In hla favor, Dreyfus aald:
"This has been a long, terrible ordeal.
I began to feel It would never end. It Is
clear that the decision restores me to my
old plare In the army, but I am not aware
of the Intentlona of the government con
cerning my advancement In rank.
"I have nothing to eay against my ac
cusers. Being again an officer, I nm
obliged to obey the army regulations of
alienee and I am Inexpressibly thankful to
those who have assisted In the maintenance
OMAHA WOMAN ON WRECK
Mr. II. F. Tarty Win niamoad Jo l.laer
Which Strikes andbnr
WINONA. Minn.. July 11 The stenmer
Qulney of the Diamond Jo line of sleamers
Ilea grounded near Trempealrau on the
Wisconsin side of the river. The earlier
report of the accident were rather ex
aggerated. There was no loss of life,
neither was tMere any fire on the vessel.
A few of the passengers were taken to
La Crosse last night, but most of them
wsre brought to Winona by a special train
on the Burlington road and transferred
here to regular northbound trains this
morning and continued on their lourney
to St. Paul.
The steamer ran onto a sandbar about
10:30 last night, the exact reason for this
being unknown. Jack Rechtman and Jim
Rechtman, two of the best pilots on, the
Mississippi, were In charge of the pilot
house. The shock caused the hull to sprbui
a leak. Tho Qulnry was quickly backed
off the bar, but It was seen It waa settling
and It. was headed for the Wisconsin shore.
Before ,thls was reported the lights went
out, causing some consternation, but the
boat was pushed close to snore and by
placing a yawl on the shore aide passen
gers were able to ba taken off over the
A number of the passengers brought to
Winona were Interviewed prior to leaving
for St. Paul this piorniru; and all speak
highly of the conduit of the boat's officers.
The ladles were taken off the steamer first
and then, when it Jvas seen there was no
danger of the Qiilnr' settling further, moat
of tho remaining aengers remained on
board until the relief train arrived, a few
being brought to Wlnnna by launches. The
steamer Fountain City responded to a tele
phone call sent to- La Crosse and brought
the baggage and some of the crew to
Winona early this morning. Captain Mor
ris Kllleen remained with the boat and will
make arrangements for having It raised
and repaired as soori as possible. Efforts
made last night to atop the leak with tar
paulin when the vessel was sinking proved
All the baggage was saved, but practic
ally all the freight Is under water. Includ
ing a heavy touring automobile. The only
life lost was that lof a big blooded dog
being shipped north.
Mrs. H. F. Cady of Omaha was one of
the passengers. She Is at Winona.
MR. BRYAN DISCUSSES ISSUES
Nebrukan Eaji Prinoipal Qneition is the
Proper Control of Corporations.
HE STILL BELIEVES IN BIMETALLISM
Iaerraae In tolome of Money Has
Temporarily Sent Free Coin
age of Silver tm
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
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VICE ADMIRAL (IIUlhMN IS DEAD
C'onmmaader of Black Men Fleet Does
Sot Recover I onscloasneaa.
SEVASTOPOL, July 12.- Vice Admiral
Chouknln, commander of the Black sea
fleet, who was shot yesterday, supposedly
by a sailor of the battleship Otchakoff,
died this morning without having regained
Mrs. Robinson, a daughter of Mrs. Cady,
received a telegra m ' f rom her Thursday
morning saying that ahe and the entire
party with her were safe. None of those
with her were from Omaha.
TAGGART TALKS OF GAMBLING
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Bid Reeelred far laalaa School
Ralldlaa; at Pierre, Soatte.
From a Staff Correapondent.)
WASHINGTON. July 12.-(Special Tele
gram.! Hlds were opened today at the In
dian bureau for the construction of tho
new bliek. school building at Pierre, 8. D.
There were two biddera. Potter A Mark,
Pierre, fU.fUO, and W. D. Iivell, Maine-ai-oht,
Miss Pearl K. McCoy baa been appointed
postmaster at Minwl. Boyd county. Neb.,
vice A. J. Uraley, resigned.
Rural carriers appointed: Nebraska
Bennett, route 1. Harry W. McGllllver,
carrier; Wesley II. McGllllver, substitute.
M.id'son, route !, Seth J. Arnot, carrier;
Kate B. Arnot, substitute. Iowa In wood,
route 1, Henry W. Fry. carrier; Harry E.
The application of G. W. Phillips, Patrick
E. MrKlllip. 11. 8. Elliott. J. W. Blems and i
Theodoie Friedhof to organise the Germau
National bank of Columbus, Neb., with
lU.CCi) capital, has been approved by the
comptroller of the currency.
WITNESS D0ESN0T APPEAR
Woman Wanted In Thaw Case
is III and la Belnr
NEW TORK, July 11-Mra. M. P.
Schwarta, who la expected to be one of
the Important wltneesea In the Thaw-White
murder case, did not appear at the district
attorney's oTlce today In anawer to a
auhpoena which was served upon her yes
terday. Instead her attorney called upon
Assistant District Attorney Garvan and
told him that Mra. Schwartt waa ill. Mr.
Garvan sent a deetctive sergeant to the
Plerrepont, whorf Mrs.' Schwarta Uvea, to
remain on duty until further notice.
It bad been planned to have Mrs.
Schwartx go before the grand Jury today, to
be questioned about a story to the effect
that Harry Thaw, while a guest at a din
ner In her apartments eighteen months ago,
flourished a revolver and declared that he
would shoot White with It. Another atory
of this dinner was that Thaw also threat
ened to kill hla wife.
Mra., Thaw made her usual dally visit Vi
her huaband In prison today, remaining
with him about an hour and a half. Trom
the prison she went to Judge Olcott'a office,
where she remained In conference with the
attorneys for mora than an hour. Then
she called her cab and directed her coach
man to drive to the Tombs as quickly ai
"I have good news fer liarry," she said
She remained in the Tombs about ten
minutes and as she was leaving a news
paper man aald to her: "You look particu
larly, happy today?" She replied with
smile: "Today 1 am happier than 1 have
been for aome time."
District Attorney Jerome returned to New
York today from his summer homeln l.ake-
vllle, Conn., and plunged Into the Thaw
murder rase. With .Assistant District At
torney Garvan he spent several hours up
town and it Is aald the two' prosecutors
had Interviews with Important witnesses.
Neither Mr. Jeroms nor his assistant would
discuss their conference when they re
turned to the criminal courts building, but
It was rumored that Important develop
ments soon are expected.
Saya He Has No Kno-wlertare of - At
tempt to Compromise Cases
Affecting; Ills Hotel.
FRENCH LICK, July 12. Thomaa Tag-
gart, president of the French Lick Hotel
company tonight, denied the existence of
an arrangement with the state whereby
the French Lick and West Baden gambling
cases are to be compromised.
"I have endeavored to suppress gambling
at French Llrk," said Mr. Taggart, "aim
feel that having done my duty 1 have noth
ing to compromise."
Mr. Taggart denied that he was going to
send John W. Kern to Europe to hold a
conference with William J. Bryan regard
Ing tho French Lick gambling developments
and the effect on Mr. Taggart's availability
for the national chairmanship.
When asked if he would-go to meet Mr.
Bryan when the latter returned to New
York Mr. Taggart aald:
'Some time ago I wrote that I would be
there to welcome Mr. Bryan, and provided
that my engagements were such that I
could get away from Indiana. 1 will keep
The case of the state against the hotel
companies will be called tomorrow morn
ACCUSED MAN ENDS LIFE
N. M. Kiss Arrested on Charge of
Mardrr Seada Ballet Through
MINNEAPOLIS. July 12.-A search by tho
police of the house of N. M. Ricgs, who
killed, himself at Elroy, Wis., last night
after being arrested for the murder of
Millie Ellison In Minneapolis, haa supplied
enough evidence to convict him of the crime
even had he not acknowledged It by hla
Rlggs waa so well thought of at Elroy,
Wis., that the village authorities hesitated
to arrest him when requested to do so by
the Minneapolis police. After he waa nom
inally placed under arrest he waa allowed
to go several miles out in the country to
visit his wife and daughter, who were stay
ing at a frlend'a. He returned to Elroy
with them and waa being kept at the hofel,
when he requested to go to a toilet room.
It has now been established that, knowing
the premises thoroughly, he searched aeV
MRS. HARTJE DENIES LETTER
Testimony of Defendant In Divorce
Case Canara Consternation
PJTTSBUnO, July It-Mary Scott Hartje,
who Is contesting a suit for divorce brought
by her husband, Augustus Hartje, the mil
lionaire paper manufa, turer, waa the atar
witness when the casv- was taken up today
after a week'a adjournment to allow counsel
for both sides to examine handwriting with
experts. In the letfy. Mra. Hart Je la al
leged -to- hav wrltuA. nd which figure
prominently In the case, -Mrs. Hartje threw
the counsel for her husband Into somewhat
of a disconcerted attitude when she flatly
contradicted her testimony of laet week
and denied that she ever wrote the Susie
Wagner letter, known as exhibit No. 6.
This letter is one of the "standards" In the
case and formed a large part of the premise
In the case from which the handwriting
experts for her husband argued that she
wrote the famous forty letters alleged to
have been written by her to "Tom" Ma-
dine, the coachman co-respondent In the
case. The sensation thue produced waa
further heightened when David N. Car-
valho, the handwriting expert, waa called
for Mrs. Hartje and declared on the stand
that the torn and mutilated exhibit No.
30, on which the case la In part baaed, was
a "forged and mutilated document." He
said he had noted three distinct hand
writings In the exhibit.
Mr. Hartje'a lawyers asked for an ad
journment that they might determine their
course. An adjournment was refused, but
a recess was taken.
When the case was resumed at 2 o'clock
Mr. Carvalho went on the stand and re
Iterated his testimony. Mr. Marshall D.
Ewell, the Chicago handwriting expert, fol
lowed Carvalho on the stand and cor
roborated him. Both said the letters they
had examined were In the same handwriting
as the Wagner letter. Court adjourned for
the day with Mr. Ewell on the stand.
Both Carvalho and Ewell will be called
to the stand again tomorrow when the
court resumes and each of the forty letters
will be taken up separately.
LONDON, July 12 William J. Bryan,
having had the opportunity of readlnK
American newspapers, consented today to
discuss some of the questions whic'i
have been raised since he has again be
come prominent as a presidential possi
bility. He said:
I notice that I sni now described by
some as conservative, and In order th-it
there may be no misunderstanding on that
subject permit me to say tnat in sone
sense I have always been a onsevatlvc.
The democratic policies are "onservatlve,
in that they embody old principles applle-l
to new conditions. There was notninif
new In principle in cither of the platforms
on which I stood. We were accused of
attacking property, when. In fact. the
democratic parly is the defender of prop
erty, because It endeavors to draw the
line between honest accumulation by hon
est methods on the one side and predatory
wealth and immoral methods on the other.
It is to the Interests of every honest man
that dishonesty should ' be exposed and
punished; ot tier wise the deserving are apt
to suffer for the undeserving. If, how
ever, by the word conservative they mean
that 1 have changed my position on any
public, question or moderated my oppo
sition to corporate aggrandizement thy
nave a surprise awaiting for them. I am
more radical than I was In 1S9S and have
nothing lo withdraw on economic ques
tions which have been under discussion.
The only question we discussed In lfW,
upon which there has been any apparent
change, was the silver question, and that
haa not been a change in the advocates of
bimetallism, but In condltlona. We con
tended for more money and urged the free
coinage of silver as the only means then
In sight of securing it. The inrressed pro
duction of gold has brought In part the
benefit we expected to secure from the
restoration of silver. The per capita vol
ume of money in the Cnlted' States Is M
per cent greater now than It was In 18IW
and the beneilts brought by this Increase
have not only vindicated the quantative
theory of money, but have proven the ben
efits of the larger amount of money. No
advocate of the gold standard can claim
the triumph of his logic.
Money Question Xot an Isaae.
I believe In bimetallism and 1 believe
that the restoration of silver would bring
still further prosperity, besides restoring
par In exchange between gold and silver
using countries; but I recognize, as do nil
other blmetallists whom I have met
abroad, that the unexpected and unprece
dented Increase In gold production has for
the present removed the silver question aa
While the money question has waned In
Importance other questions have been for
ging to the front, and to these questions
we must apply the same principles we ap
plied to the money question and seek to
secure the greatest good to the greatest
number bv legislation which conforms to
the doctrine of equal rights for all and
Bt'eclal privileges for none.
On tne new questions many win aci mm
us who were against us on the money
question, for notwithstanding the discussion
of that question millions did not understand
sn-ind were frightened Into opposition. We
cannot expect the support of any one who
la interested In taking advantage of the
people either through trusts or through
uny other Illegitimate forrn of business.
Our efforts should be to distinguish be
tween those corporations which are legiti
mate -and -those-aggregations of wealth
which are organized for purposes of public
plunder.' an appeal for aupport to those
onlv who are willing to have the govern
ment protect each person In the enjoyment
of his own earnings
- Worklaar for Rerralta.
The newspapers have been trying to cre
ate friction between wbat they call "old
friends" and "new friends" in pohtlca.
Those are friends who are working toward
a common end. and each campaign brings
to seme extent a new alignment. In 1K
the party lost many democrats and was
recruited by a great mat y who had been
republicans up to that time and we wel
comed them. In 190U some came back who
were against us in 18!i, and we did not
shut the door against them. I have no
Idea that the party will require tickets of
admission In the coming. Usually parties
are so anxious to secure recruits that
past differences are not emphasized if
there Is a sincere agreement on present Is
sues. I do not know that we can find a
honor nlnn than the Bible plan, which ad
mits the eleventh hour coiner to a place
In the vineyard and to snare tne rewara
with those who began earliei. 1 think this
is sound politics as well as sound religion,
provided the new recruit comes to work
and not to interfere with the other labor
ers. But, of course, when an overseer has
to be selected, experience cannot be left
out of consideration. The worker who came
late, if honest, would be too modest to
assume an atltude of superiority over those
who have toiled during the earlier hours.
While the question Is one of purpose, a man
who recognises the dangers that threaten
our country and Is. anxious to avert them
will not find It difficult to establish friendly
relations with those who saw the dangers
at an earlier date.
If the differences between the sincere and
the pretended friends of reform cannot be
discovered before, they will become ap
parent when the platform is written, for,
if present Indications count for anything,
that platform Is likely to be so plain that
no one can mistake It and so strong that
no enemv of democratic principles will be
drawn to the party
SEVEN CHILDREN DROWNED
filrla at Tlcnlc at Cedar Rapids .Wade
Into Deep Hole la Cedar
CEDAR RAPIDS, la., July 12. Seven
children, at a picnic on a river bank only
three blocks from home went wading in1.
afternoon. The smallest one slipped Into
a deep bole in the river and In trying to
rescue the child six others were drowned.
l.t.'Cl LLE SWEEPING, aged 7 years.
HAZEL SWEEPING, aged 14 years.
GLAPYS SWEEPING, aged 10 years.
Jot-IK SWEEPING, aged 12 yeara.
Rl'TH COYLE, aged 11 years, Sioux
CORA COYLE. aged ! years. Sioux City.
CLARA CSMER, aged 16 years.
Ruth Klersey, the only survivor, said
they were wading when Uttlo Lucill"
Sweedlng sUPPed off a shelf In the river
bottom into a deep hole. Hazel Sweedlng
rushed after her, slipped Into a hole; then
the next girl rushed after her. and so
they kept trying to save each other until
all the girls except Ruth Klersey bad been
drowned. She then ran home and gav
the alarm. Four bodies were quickly re
moved from the water, but It was too
late to resuscitate them. At 4 o'clock all
of the bodies had been recovered except
that of Clara Vsher.
The children had gone to the river with
Mrs. 1'sher, who took her baby. The baby
fretted and Mrs. Vsher went home with it.
The children. Immediately went wading
In the river. Ruth Klersey went to the
end of a long sandbar,' and. seeing that
the water was deep at the end of the bar,
warned the other children. Iiiicllle Sweed
lng, however, ran to the end of the bar,
and, the sand yielding, slipped off Into
seven feet of water. The six companion
were then drowned as described.
Ruth Klersey, seeing the fate of her
companions, then ran down the road crying
to Mrs. I'sher, overtaking her when almost
home. Mrs. I'sher left her baby In the
road and ran back to aid the children. She
managed to get hold of the hair of two
of them and pulled them out of the water,
but It was too late to save tbalr Uvea.
EVANS NAMED FOR GOVERNOR
Pension Commissioner Heads
Repahllran Ticket In
MITCHELL KILLED BY SISTER
Oregon Man Shot In Seattle Station
by Woman Whose Betrayer
Ha Had Killed.
SEATTLE. Wash.. July li-Esther Mit
chell shot and killed her brother, George
Mitchell, a short time after 4:30 o'clock
this afternoon in the waiting room of the
Union atation. The ahot waa fired Just
aa Mitchell rose to take the evening train
for Oregon. The brother, who was ac
quitted Tuesday of killing Franz Edmund
Creffleld, the leader of the "Huiy Rollers,"
dropped In his tracks. Esther Mitchell was
al once arrested.
The Mitchells. George. Perry and Frel,
eral rooms till he found a Urge revolver, i were sitting with Esther on a bench in (he
with which he sent a bullet crushing lg waiting room talking together und
through his head. The police regard the ! apparently on the best of terms. When the
NASHVILLE, Tenn.. July 12.-Henry
Clay Evans of Hamilton county, former
commissioner of pensions and recently
American consul general In Iondon, was
tonight nominated for governor by the
republican state convention. D. C. 8wab of
Claiborne county waa nominated for rail
toad corrmlasltjner. -Hie nomination of
Evana for governor came after a nnwt ex
citing session and marka the transfer of
republican leadership In Tennessee from
Congressman Walter P. Brownlow of the
First district to Mr. Evans. Harmony was
Indicated this morning, when Mr. Brownlow
declared he would not oppose the Evans
candidate for permanent chairman, and the
temporary organization with T. Asbury
Wright presiding waa quietly effected.
Then came long waits for the committee
en credentials and tonight the storm broke
over Its report. There waa a division over
some of the contested counties and the
attempts of each faction to seat Its choice
Boon changed the convention Into a howl
ing mob. Delegates crowded the speaker's
stand, ran over the press tables and threat
ened to engage In fist fights. Quiet finally
being restored the Evans report as a whole
was finally adopted on motion of a Brown
low man, the result arousing wild enthus
lasm. Then the report of the committee
on permanent organization, naming Con
gressman Nathan W. Hale for chairman.
and the remaining business of the conven
tion was quickly and harmoniously dis
STALWART FACTION CONTROLS
North Dakota Repabllrana Name
Ticket Headed by E. Y.
JAMESTOWN, N. D., July 12. The re
publican state convention here today waa
dominated by the stalwart faction of the
Mr. Bryan added that he would dlacuss ; party. A full state ticket was nominated,
the trust, the tariff, railroad and labor
questions, imperialism and other issues at
length when he reached America.
Bryan Meets Dlarnltarles.
William J. Bryan and Mra. Bryan were
the guests of Ambassador and Mra. Reld
at luncheon at Dorchester house today.
Among those Invited to meet Mr. and Mrs.
Bryan were Sir Edward Grey, the foreign
secretary: the bishop of Rifcon, the Rev.
Dr. William Boyd Carpenter and Mrs. Boyd
Carpenter, Charles Page Bryan, D. O. Mille
and Secretary RIdgeley Carter of the Amer
case as one of the strangest on record
Inasmuch as Rlggs did not need the money
and waa In a position which called for
steady habits and self-control.
NEGRO FUGITIVE SURROUNDED
rlroasi Start, an March.
ari RGIS. 8. D. July lt-tSpecial Tele
gram.! The troops of the Sixth cavalry
of Fort Meade leave here next Sunday for
Fort D. A. Russell. Wyo. They go by rail
to Whitney, Neb., thirteen in Ilea west of
Chadron, where they disembark and go
oerland the rest of the way. It will take
about fifty-iao cara to haul the command
and three goods trains. The pack train and
outfit, also aagoa train. Is billed to go, and
will be away frora fort Meads about three
Man Who Kills
ay Soon Ba
P1TT8BCRG, July 12.-The man-hunt for
the slayer of Henry Evans, foreman of car
Inspectors of the Pittsburg at Western rail
road, waa continued throughout the night,
but without success.
At t o'clock this morntug the Allegheny
police reported the negro fugitive hiding In
a clump of woods near Stltaer's road house
BIG BATTLE IN GUATEMALA
Former President Reaalado of ga.
vador Killed and Hla Army
WASHINGTON, D. C. July 12-Hegalado.
former president of Salvador, and the
leader hf the Salvadorean troops In the
present connict with Guatemala tni,i .
In battle today. The announcement of his ' 1Iearln ,nl he wa about to return to his
Oregon train was announced George Mil
chell rose and started forward. His sister
stepped to his side and pressing the re
volver close to his head pulled the trigger
before anyone had realized what was hap
pening. Esther Mitchell is the suter. to avengo
whose treatment George shot Creffleld. She
has refused to have anything to do with
her brother since the shooting Today was
the first time they had been seen together
on good terms.
IjitHl night Charles Mitchell, the father
of the family, and his daughter. Esther,
reached a reconciliation. For some days
the girl had refused to see her father
headed by E. Y. Searles, who waa re
nominated for governor.
The resolutions adopted at the afternoon
session endorse President Ronaevelt, Con
gressmen Oronna and Marshall, Governor
Searlea and the other state officers. Sen
ator McCumber In an address to the dele
gates said the pressing problem of the re
publican rarty In the future Is that of
controlling the trusts and securing an equit
able distribution of wealth.
THEATERS PRIVATE PROPERTY
Court Rales That Proprietors
Exclude Aay Person front
ICE DEALERS ARE INDICTED
Waahlngtoa tiraad Jary Cbaraes t un.
aplracy to Advance Price of
Ire at Capital.
WASHINGTON, July 12. The grand Jury
of the District of Columbia today re
turned Indictments against the American
lee company and the Chapln-Sacks Ice
company and their local officers on the
charge of entering Into a conspiracy to
Increase the price of ice. -Charles Rurnham, a member of the Theater I going Into all the world and preach the
At the request- of District Attorney . Managers' association, for excluding Met- j gospel everywhere. The time Is coming
Bakr, Judge Wright immediately Issued ! calf from Burnham's theater. when not only all of America, but all the
warrants for the arrest of the indicated ' j world, will be assembled under the banners
mm. j Movements of Ocean Veaaela July li. i of such organlsatlona as this. Wa welcome
In addition to the two companies named' At ew york Arrived : Barcelona, from you because you come with tho key-word
It Is natural that civilisation
NEW YORK, July 12 The manager anil
proprietor of a theater haa a right to say
who shall enter his place of atnuaement and
who shall not, his play house being a pri
vate and not a public place. Is the gixt of a
decision banded down today In the appel
late division tif the supreme court. The de
rision dismisses the complaint of James 8.
Metcalf, the dramatic critic, against
Charles Rurnham, a member of the Theater
BAPTISTS TAKE CITY
Delecttee from Many 8tatei Come to the
Fifteenth Annual Contention.
OMAHA WELCOMES YOUNG PEOPLE'S UNION
Two Thousand People Attend Opening See
ion at the Auditorium.
ATTENDANCE INCREASES AT EACH MEETING
Dr. Conley of First Church Deliver Elo
quent Addreea of Welcome.
DR. HENSEN OF PrtOVIDENCE RESPONDS
Spokane Waata eat Convention sail
Wants to Make Scope of the
Fully J,non people assembled at the Audi
torium yesterday morning to participate in
the opening services of the fifteenth In
ternational convention ot tne Baptist
Young People's I'nlon of America and 1.40U
of these were delegates. The convention
started off under tne most auspicious clr
cumsiancca, A refreshing rain tempered
tile heat during the day and some one
facetiously remarked, "Good Baptlet
weather," and another suggested that cen
Colonel Welsh had co-opoiaied toward the
success of the convention; for, Indeed, the
city extended a cordial welcome and the
banners of the organization fluttering all
over the city told In eloquent terms to the
visitors who had come from east and
west and north and south, that they were
heartily welcome. The sessions will con
tinue throughout the week. Other dele
gates are arriving.
The formal opening exercises were pre
ceded by a abort musical program, given
by the general chorus of 3U0 voices under
tho leadership of Prof. D. B. Towner ot
Chicago, who will have charge of the
musical services during the entire con
vention and who expecta to Increase the
chorus to 400. A short praise service fol
lowed. Rev. R. C. Lansing of Omaha
gave a scripture reading from Isaiah
xxxv, following it with the opening
prayer. The chorus then Bang "Joy to
the World" with magnificent effect. In
which the great audience Joined.
President John II. Chapman of Chicago
then assumed the chair and said: "Friends
and Convention Workora of the BaptUt
Young People'a Vnlon of America: Wa
are glad to meet here in thla beautiful
city of Omaha. We have come here to
take possession of the wild and woolly
weet. We have come to testify to the
beauty and hospitality of the city of
Omaha and are amazed that wa have not
visited you before In the fifteen yeara of
our organization. Omaha, lying on the
border land between the valley and the
mountaina of the great west. Is the
veritable meeting place of valley and
mountains. Here, once, waa the home of
the Indian, the wandering prospector and
miner and farmer. Nearly everything haa
met her exreptlng-tfr;'Oranleatlpn and -
we are glad thai wa nave voiVia.
Tribute to Olatlastulahed Dead.
The speaker then paid a tribute to aoveral
of the prominent workere of the organiza
tion that had died since the last meeting
of the union at Detroit, two years ago.
and then formally declared the convention
open and ready for business. '
The provisional program as prepared by
the local committee waa then adopted by
a unanimous vote ior vnu Bovi-riiiiicni. L
the convention until the committee on
program, yet to be appointed, had pre
pared Its report.
More music followed by the chorus, after
which Rev. J. W. Conley of the First
Baptist church of Omaha delivered the
address of welcome. He aald:
"Christiana, Delegatea and Friends of
the Baptist Toung People'a Union
of America: I am very glad
to represent an institution that
has had from lti beginning so worthy a
representative aa lta president John H.
Chapman of Chicago. It la my honor and
privilege to welcome you In behalf of
Omaha. South Omaha and Council Bluffs,
the Trl-cltles of the west. For we have
tried and tried again to aecura thla con
vention for Omaha, and have at last won
our reward. There Is a algnlfleance in the
names of these three cities; Cqnncll Bluffs,
is the Council City; South Omaha, tha
Magic City, and our own Omaha the Gate
City of the mighty west. The gate of
opportunity opens to the west at our
portals with a marvelous empire extending
toward the setting sun filled with possi
bilities and tremendous opportunities for
the enlargement of the kingdom of God.
We bid you welcome to the banks of Mis
souri river the Big Muddy. But this la
a misnomer. It Is not mud, but Band, a
fine quality of sand, predlgeeted aand,
which If sent out over the country would
best any breakfast fond on the market.
We drink of thla water, sand and all.
Do not be afraid of It. Prink It; It will
do you good.
Welcome to Five Million.
"We hid Vu welcome, young people, aa
the representatives of 60,ono churches, with
a membership of 6.000.000. Our union had
Its origin In a splendid purpose, a well fin
ished purpose for the cause of the Master.
It Is a magnificent organization, with its
forces all united as a well equipped army
for the cause of the gospel. Wa welcome
you becauae of the breadth of your broth
erhood, from our own American union and
the splendid provinces of Canada, all of
whom are assembled on this' platform,
bringing together the two greatest nations
of earth under the banners of the I'nlon
Jack and the Stars and Stripes. These two
flags symbolize the whole world. In the
west we are accustomed to large dlstancea,
and thus we emphasize the command ot
death reached the state department
through a dispatch from Minister Merry at
Ban Salvador. The dispatch atated that
Regalado waa killed In the last movement
of the Salvadorean trons against tha
Guatemalans, but did a) indicate what
the result of tha battle w.,t.
NEW ORLEANS. La.. July 12. An offi
cial cablegram to the Guatemalan consul
here, says that the battle In which Rega-
I lado waa killed was fought Wednesday at
on the Butler Plank road. He waa said n;El Jirero. a place about five miles from
be hemmed in on all sides by a Urge force j the frontier In the department of Jutlopa.
of county and city detectives and armed Guatemala, and twenty-five miles from the
rallroadera and tils capture waa regarded Pacific coast. Tha dispatch Buy a that tha
Laws a, aaauer ot only, a abort time, I baUvadorsaus war defeated.
home in Illinois, ahe consented to an inter
view, at which all of the rest of the family
except George Mlchell was present.
Esther MI. hell and Mrs. Creffleld, widow
, of the deceased Holy Roller, today an
nounced their Intention of making Seattle
their home. The two women took small
apartments here, sold their witnesa cer
tificates to raise funds and apparently had
made up their mlnda to remain in Seattle.
The three brothers were en route to Ore
gon, whrre they exported to go back to
work. Directly after the shooting Perry
Mitchell and Fred Mitchell were arres'.sd
aa ailneases. They wera found together on
a bench In the depot subbing on. each
iw-itcf a shwuldera.
Indictment, were returned ngalnnt Samuel " i L "..,iV li.Lul 1 .1 ot Pw.r.
A. Klmberly. local manager and agent, and Trieste: Indiana, for Nanles.
George F. Hoover, superintendent of routes ; At Boston A rrlved : Idaho, from Hull.
of the American Ice company, and Arthur la ,RllcA-Jlnr JAvUmi .
. ' , . , - ' M At LI verpool Arrived : Noordland, from
A. vnapin, ii""'. w . neamono. f'hlladelnriia: Ba tic. from New Turk
secretary and treasurer of the Chapln
Sacks company. The proceeding Is under
the Sherman anti-trust law and the In
dlctmenU charge "a combination and con
spiracy In restraint of trade and com
merce." Later in the day the Indicted men gave
bonda in the sum of W.500 each. Their
trials cannot Uke place until next October.
Sailed: Canada and Ionian, for Montreal.
At London Arrived : Hibernian, from
At Moville Arrived: Virginian, from
At yueensland Sailed: Merlon, fur Phil
adelphia; Teutonic, for New York Ar
rived: Arabic, from Boston.
At Genoa Arrived : Florida, from New
should move forward. Jesus said 'all power
la given unto me.' Let us go forth, there
fore, girded for great things for tha king
dom of God. I welcome you In tha name
of the business Interests of Omaha.
"We bid you welcome to Nebraska sun
shine, to our warm breezes, for It Is thla
westher that makes we Ncbruskans smile
with a smile that won't come off, because
it is making Nebraska corn. Again I Wel
come you, and let all go forth for
York. Hailed: I-axlo. for New York; Cretlc, i larger work and more efficient work In the
Huasnael Suspended frasa Practice.
NEW YORK. July 13 -Abraham H. Hum
mel as auspended from further pra-'.ttve
at law pending the appeal aaatnst hla con
viction on a charge of coobplracy in con
nection with the Dodgs-Mors divorce case
by a decision handed down by the appei
Uta division uf the supreme court tod
for New York.
At Montreal Balled:
At Havre Arrived:
At Naplea Arrived :
Tunisan. for Llver-
klngdom of God."
I "Jesus llnlh the Power."
La Ixirralne, from Tlie chorus then sang "Jesus Hath the
Canonic, fiom Bos- I Iom rr" w,'"'h ' lo b" ,n rallying aong
At Antwerp Sailed: Marquette, for Phil
At i'lymouto Arrived; Amerlk. Dura
yaw I'm a.
of Die convent ii n and In which the vast
audience Joined with enthusiasm.
Rev. L. I Henaou, D. D., Vforldanca,
B i, chairman 4f tha lxvr4 f taamagai
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