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The Omaha . Daily Bee
PAGES 1 TO 8.
VOL. XXXVI-NO. 23.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 14, lOOG-SIXTEEN PAGES.
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HONORS FOR DREYFUS
Acquitted Captain Restored to Army With
Bank of Chief of Artillery.
NAME PROPOSED FOR LEGION OF HONOR
Government Will Inscribe Hie Name on
Liit of Candidates.
COLONEL PICQUART TO BE A GENERAL
Talk of Punhhment of Offlcert Reipomible
STORMY SCLNE IN CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES
M. Sarrant, I ndersecretnry of State.
Aseaalts M. PosJllesl-Contl Duel
Follows la Which Cabinet
Member la Wounded.
PARIS. July 13 The icene of tumultuous
disorder, which marked the enactment to
day of the law restoring Alfred Dreyfus
to the army was followed by a bloody duel
tonight In which Under Secretary of State
Barrsut via dangerously wounded by the
sword of M. Pugllesl-Contl. The duel ss
sumed the s-pect of a veritable combat bo
tween the government and the opposition.
Hi SI. 8arrai:ts seconds were Ministers
Clemenceau and Thomson, while M. Pug-llesl-Contl's
were M. Mlllevoye and Gen
eral Jacquet, who were drawn from the
clement which bitterly resist the gov
ernments rehabilitation of Dreyfus.
The meeting followed a fight on the floor
of the Chamber of Deputies In which M.
Sdrraut sprang from behind Minister of
the Interior Clemenceau. sitting on the
ministerial benches, on M. Fugllesi-Contl.
who had been heaping denunciation upon
the members of the government as scoun
drels. Barraut struck Pugllesl-Contl a
stunning blow In the face. A acene of the
,lA t nnrA.. .n.n.d pnmnAlllnv the auft-
nrnatnn of the session. It was after the
close of the session that the duel occurred.
I.ste reports show thai M. Barraut is suf
fering from a deep wound In the right
breast, penetrating the lung. While the
wound la considered to be serious. It la not
Despite this sanguinary conflict, laws
a ii.. ...a ..J... I... .V.. rk.mh.
of Deputies reinstating Dreyfus, who ob
tain the rank of a chief of squadron of
artillery, and Plcqttsrt. who is made a
brigadier general. Both houses were over
whelmingly favorable to Dreyfus and Plc
quart. Throughout the day feeling was
stirred intensely between the Dreyfus and
antt-Dreyfus elements. This was height
ened by fierce attacks by Dreyfuslsta
against Qenersl Merrier and other promi
nent officers who were responsible for
Dreyfus' condemnation. Early In the day
Minister of War Etlenne presented the
government bills restoring Dreyfus and
Plequsrt to the army.
' 'Preambles to the Bills'.
Minister Etlenne" explanatory preamble
to the Dreyfus bill said:
A decision bt judicially and. definitely
established tlio innocence of the accused.
Involving Ipso farto hie reinstatement in
the army and expunging his condemnation.
The government is powerless to repair the
Immense material and moral Injury sus
tained by the victim of a deplorahle Judi
cial error and desires to place Dreyfus In
the situation he would have occupied If his
normal career had not been Interrupted.
The preamble to the P'cqunrt bill said:
Proclamation of the Innocence of Dreyfus
demonstrates the legitimacy of Picquart'e
loyal and oourugenus efforts for the trl
ii'iiph of truth tit the risk of definitely
breaking his career. We demand that
Parliament expunge the effects of his action
by the conferment, of the rank of brigadier
with priority over other brigadiers.
The anriy committee quickly and unani
mously reported the bill and the debate In
t!i Chamber of Deputies was decisive,
Dreyfus securing 437 votes against IS, and
l'icquart 87 votes against 27.
larrsst Attacks M. Fn altesl-Coutl.
The feeling then became very strong. The
storm broke when M. Pressense. socialist,
urged a supplementary proposition for the
punishment of the officers who had accused
Dreyfus and l'icquart and whom lie desig
nated as a gang of malefactors and for
gers mho deserved branding with red hot
Irons. It was at this moment that the
Barraut-Pugliesl-ContI encounter occurred.
M. Pugllesl-Contl, aroused by M. Pres
aense's denunciation, shouted at the minis
terial benches, "You are scoundrels for per
mitting these Insults to officers."
Immediately frum the minlsteilal benches
there sprang the lithe, wiry figure of
1'nder Secretary Barraut. He made straight
for Pugllesl-Contl. selxed him by the thfoat
and planted hi right fist squarely In his
face. Pugllesl-Contl reeled, dased by the
blow, and was caught by his friends, while
Ministers Clemenceau and Thomson grasped
Barraut' coat taila and dragged him back
to his seat.
Pandemonium broke loose. Deputies
gathered in groupa In the center of the
house,, fighting, blows raining Indiscrim
inately. President Brisson Ineffectually endeavored
to quell the tumult, but finding his efforts
vain lie left the chair and suspended the
sitting for a quarter of an hour. The pub
lic galleries were cleared.
During the interim the excitement con
tinued, but at tho resumption of the sitting
the members were somewhat more calm.
Puglrisi-Conti and Barraut were both pres
ent, surrounded by friends. Several speak
ers on the government and opposition sides
exchsnged threats. Eventually, after Pre
mier Sarrlen had promised that the gov-
eminent would take the necessary measures
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nesses sgalnst Dreyfus, and requested that
the house terminate tho conflict that Had
been dividing France, a motion was passed
expressing confidence In the government.
The chamber also voted to transfer the,
body of Emll Zola to the Pantheon.
Vsrlttas Session of Senate.
The senate also had an excited ses
sion in connection , with the Dreyfus re
habilitation bill, which sun passed by lij
vote against SO. The result was greeted
with enthusiastic applause. The Plcquart
bill was passed by the sensts by 185 votes
to M. General Merrier, In the midst of con
stant disorder, attempted to vindicate the
Rennes court martial. Ha declared that
proofs were . then shown which were
suppressed In the supreme court. Senator
Delped replied that Oeneral Mercler de
served to be sent to Devil's Island In place
of Dreyfus. The law for the transference
of Zola's body to the pantheon also was
enacted by the senate.
Both houses then adjourned until autumn.
President Falllerea tonight signed the bill
tor tho rehablliment of Dreyfus and Pic
tuart and the decrees of promulgation will
appear In the Official Journal tomorrow,
nd also the nomination of Dreyfus tq be s
chief of squadron and Ptcquart to bo briga
dier general, the time elapsad alnce both
4CaUatt4 on Second Fill)
BIG MINERS' STRIKE SETTLED
Forty Th oa as ad Mea In Clearfield R
Ion Reaasne Work Inder Com.
HARRISRCRO, Fa., Jury H.-Th men In
the collieries of the central Pennsylvania
bituminous district, numbering nearly 1,(00,
who have been Idle since April 1. when the
mines closed down because the operstors
would not restore the scale of 1903, will
resume work on practically the same seal
The agreement to do this wn made
day In a conference that wa attende'
prominent operators. President John .v. '
ell and Secretary Wilson of tb J
Mine Worker of America and ' .ta
tlves of the district unions le .ected
territory. A conference wd' i Phila
delphia on Tuesday on wtilc. .rmi were
made and these were submitted to the dis
tricts which sent their men here today to
ratify them. The discussion today was
principally over the qustlon of the "opn
hop." This principle was finally agreed
to by the miner. An sdvance of 6.68 per
cent In the scale paid prior to 190, an
eight-hour work day for all Inside workers,
a check welghman's fund and arbitration
of aJl differences that may arise In future
are features of the agreement. The agree
ment la subject to ratification by a district
convention, which will probably be called
by President Gildsy for Clearfield on Tues
day next. The agreement Is regarded as
a compromise, the miners getting the ad
vance and the operators the ooen shop,
arbitration and check Welshman funds.
National Secretsry Wlison, when asked
today regarding the agreement, said: "The
thing that gratifies us H that It gives us
the 1903 scale of wanes, and that Is all we
KANSAS CITT. July 13.-Bennett Brown,
commissioner of the Southwestern Inter
state Coal Operators' association, an
nounced tonight that practically all the
vexatloua troubles which have arisen be
tween the operators and miners In Ar
kansas, Kansas and Indian Territory since
the settlement of the recent strike have
been sdjuated and that all of the mines in
the southwestern district are now In active
operation again. In Arkansas ail agree
ment has been reached by which the
miners have returned to work on the double
standard basis, pending a decision of the
suit brought against the operators for vio
lating the state law against the double
POSSE QUIETS THE RIOTERS
Strikers Disarmed, Fold Off tiy Con
tractors anil Kent Oat of
CODY. Wyo July IS. (Special. 1 The
trouble at the government works at Corbet
yesterday ended last night with the placing
on an east bound train of 127 men. leaders
In the riot. The trouble, which began by
a demand for an Increased rate of pay,
brought everything to a standstill at the
camp for several hours. Over 100 men
with . various weapons, some guns, some
knives, some crowbars, marched about the
camp forcing 300 other men to quit work
snd threatening the lives of the contractors
unless their demands were heeded. . '
. For i time It'seemeil 'CrtTTipHny"E? or-fhe
Wyoming National Guard would be called
out, but a sheriff's posse was organised
and started toward the camp,- 'A rider met
them and conducted them Into camp by a
ssfe and secure route. The presence of
; thirty heavily armed men seemed to cow
the strikers greatly and they were easily
taken In charge and their weapons taken
away. They were marched to town, where
they were given their pay and under heavy
guard they were placed on the train and
started for the east. No violence wa at
tempted after they were taken In charge.
UNDERGROUND MAIL SERVICE
f hlcaao Bearlna l ie of Tannela Be
tween Foatofllre and Hallway
CHICAGO, July 13 The underground
system for the transporting of mall In
Chicago will be Inaugurated next Monday
when the tunnel connections between the
postofflce and the La Salle street station
is to Its put In operation. Postmaster
Fred A. Busse announced today that this
tunnel is completed and that the tunnels
to the otfier five railroad stations In the
city will be opened by September 1. The
underground conduits extend from the
postofttcc to the Illinois Central, Grand
Central, Dearborn street, I .a Salle street
and Chicago Northwestern railroad- sta
tions, and two to the Union station. All
of these tunnels are part of the system of
tunnels which underlie the city's streets
and aggregate nearly seventy-five miles
of underground electric lines for the trans
portation of freight. When connection haa
been made with the stations, the use of
the heavy mail wagons on the streets will
he abolished and the driveway beneath the
postofflce building will be used only by
receivers of mall who send their own
wagons to the postofflce.
ONE MERGER CASE IS DELAYED
Witness Wanted at St. Loots
Canse Hearing; to Go Over
ST. IjOCIS. July IS. Hearing in the fed
eral court of the government's suit to dls-
solve the Terminal Railway association ha
I been conditionally continued until tomor
i row, when F. II. Harwood, coal traffic
manager of the Illinois Central railroad,
wil, ,umnionrt to explain how he was
bv .pnlng to th. Bt. LoUi. coa,
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to restore s coal rate which It had cut In
the spring of 1906.
M. F. Watts, attorney for the Terminal
association, promises that he will make
every effort to assure the presence of Har
wood at tomorrow's session. It Is stated
that if Harwood does not appear, no session
will be held and tho hearing will stand
adjourned until October 1.
TEN MILLION BARRELS OF OIL
run) Contracts to Shin
IXS ANGELES, Cal , July II A locil
oil company announced today that it had
signed a contract with private parties in
Chile tor 10.000,000 barrels of oil to be
delivered within a period of ten years at
the port of Iqueque, In the state of T u ra
pe t a. About a dozen companies in thu
nitrate field there will use the oil for fuel,
and railroad officials in that country have
announced their Intention of putting oil
burners on ths engines of their roads.
The company will use foreign tank steam
ers to transport tbo oil. tho delivery of
whlcb will commence this fail
SniPOFF REFUSES THE POST
He Tails Csai New Premier Hart ft
PLACE MAY BEOFFEREDTO COUNT HEYDEN
Leaders Think Ha Will Be tnable to
. irm Cabinet Visit of
BT. PETERSBURG, July IS The Associ
ated Press learns from a reliable source
that Emperor Nicholas haa offered the
premiership to Dmitri Shlpoff, but that the
latter refused the post on the ground that
he Is not a member of the majority party
In Parliament and that the only possible
cabinet In the present crisis Is one com
posed of constitutional democrats. He holds
also that he cannot even be a member of
such a cabinet.
Prominent constitutional democrats think
the premiership will now he offered to
Count Heyden, who, though he has the
sympathy of Parliament, will be unable to
form a cabinet, although scheduled for a
place In the coming constitutional demo
cratic ministry. The postponement of the
visit of the British channel fleet to Cron
stadt has caused much hilarity among the
moderates, who look upon It as a sign that
the government has nt lust nwakened to
Us position snd la ready to accept the
Inevitable. Conservatives, on the other
hand, look upon It as another victory for
the moderates, which soon will be followed
by a constitutional democratic ministry.
British Fleet Asked to Stay Away.
The visit of the British channel fleet to
Russian waters has been postponed until
a more propitious time. The Initiative In
this decision came from Russia, which
pointed out that the projected visit had
been welcomod with lively satisfaction by
the Russian government, which saw In it
an expression of sympathy for Russia on
the part of Great Britain. Unfortunately,
It Is added, certain political parties In
Great Britain and Russia fomented a shaip
agitation with a view to connecting the
visit with questions of Russian Internal
policy. The firm and loyal statements of
the British minister for foreign affairs.
Sir Edward Grey, brought the question
back to its proper ground and was appre
elated at St. Petersburg at Its proper value.
Nevertheless, In view of the political crisis
which Is passing over Russia the govern
ment could not help foreseeing that the
arrival of British ships at a Russian port
might cause a recrudescence of the aglta
tion and Incidence of a, nature to harm
the futuro relation of Great Britain and
Most cordial telegrams have been ex
changed between King Edward and Em
Clrll War May Be Averted.
The outbreak for the passage of the sum
mer without a general upheaval In Russia
Is considered brighter and everything mak
Ins for delay increases the possibility of
the ultimate attainment of a real constitu
tional regime without an open civil war.
The lawlessness which Is now chrontn
throughout lhe.rmpira l not. epcte4to
subside, but the most powerful influence In
opposition to the government sre tempor.
artly seeking to stave oft crisis. Unless
the government by a stupid blunder forces
all the parties to make common cause the
crisis which all feared was Imminent, will
be postponed until the fall. If the gov
ernment now takes advantage of the lull
to make terms with the moderates In Par
liament there Is still a chance of possible
settlement, but a continuation of the
prpsent tension will only destroy the
prestige of the moderate elements In Par
liament, solidify all the oppositional forces
and render a conflict certain.
Assassin May Bo a Girl.
SEVASTOPOL, Russia, July IS. It 1
creditably stated that the assassin of Ad
miral Chouknln, commander of the Black
sea fleet, was a girl disguised In the unl-
fornr of a sailor.
No arrest has yet been made.
ODESSA, July 13. A revolutionary firoc
tarnation, clandestinely circulated today,
Jubilantly acclaims the death sentence
"avenglngly executed on Chouknin for the
martyrdom of the death of Lieutenant
Schmidt," adding that all the leading
bureaucratic enemies of the people will
be similarly and summarily removed.
The proclamation was signed by the
Odessa branch of the South Russian Revo
ST. PETERSBURG, July 13.-Emporor
Nicholas today sent the following dispatch
to the widow of Admiral Chouknln:
"I am deeply touched by the distressing
news of the death of your hushand. His
Ions Is a great one to me and to the fleet
I divide your misfortune and sorrow, which
God will strengthen you to support."
Agrarian Excesses la Vereonesh
VEREONEZH. July lS.-The whole of the
province of Voronezh Is affected by excesses
arising from the agrarian movements. The
peasants are rising everywhere and bum
Ing estate. In Bobrovsk district more
than twenty estates have been burned and
300 head of cattle killed or carried off. The
estate of Prince Barlantlnsky has been
completely demolished and Its splendidly
stocked stable burned, the horses being
hamstrung. ,In the Garansk district 2.000
peasants have started to pillage and many
estates have been burned. That of M
Kapshakoff Is a total wreck, everything
of value having been carried off or burned
The trouble northward Is Increasing. !n
this vicinity fifteen estates. Including thos
of former Minister of Agriculture Yerma
loft and the late Count Orloff Davldoff
have been destroyed. Troops have been
sent to the disturbed districts snd the gov
ernnr of the province haa asked for addl
tlonal troops from the province of Vitebsk
those of Voroneah ' being Insufficient to
cope with the disorders.
Political Prisoner Killed.
YELISAVETORAD, July IS. - Troubl
broke out here last night when a oonvoy of
political) prisoners, which had arrived dur
Ing the day, refused to go further. The
guards beat the prisoners with the butts
of their guns. One of the prisoners.
soldier who had served In a Vllna regiment.
selxed a gun from the hands of a guard,
whoso companions Immediately shot the
prisoner dead. A peaaant, for reoionstret
ing with the guards, was killed on the spot.
The political prisoners fled In a body to the
station cells, from whlrh they fired at the
guards, one of whom was wounded. Order
was finally restored.
MOSCOW, July 13.-The chief of police
has ordered that the headquarters of the
I Bakers' union be closed and the president
' and officers of the organisation banished.
Military bakers have been put at the dis
posal of the city by the commander of the
garrison ui account of the cruel hardship
which tbs bakars' strike haa imposed va
OMAHA MAN KILLED AT TOLEDO
trnek by Mnhtnln While Attend
ing Dinner at Family
TOLEDO. O., July lS.(Speclal Tele
gram.) During the progress of a terrific
torm that swept over Northwestern Ohio,
Nelson Buck, a prominent real estate
ealer of Omaha, wa Instantly killed by
bolt of lightning. Five other people were
killed and many Injured In this vicinity
by flashes of lightning. " .-'
Mr. Buck had returned to visit his par-
nts In this city snd was attending a din
ner given In his honor. -The table was
pread In the yard, and the family was at
dinner when the storm suddenly came up.
The people ran for thfl house, but Buck
was struck by a bolt of lightning Just as
e reached the door. His clothing was set
on fire by the flash, but the body bore ro
race of Injury. I- E. Ttshle and George
Hall, who were near BucK when the flash
truck, were rendered Unconscious and
were not revived for an hour. Buck s
wife, who was formerly a Miss Peters and
whose parents live In Omaha, 1 prostrated
and under a physician's care.
Nelson A. Buck resided at 4R19 Cass
treet. The meager newr, wa received In
the form of a telegram stating Mr. Buck
was stricken while at sn honorary dinner
with- his wife and children, the latter es
caping injury. ' '
Mr. Buck was for two years in charge
of the real estate department of R. C.
Peters A Co., 218-23) 'South Seventeenth
street, agents for The Bee building. He
left last Saturday evening for a vacation
of two week with his folks at Toledo, O.,
which was his old home. Accompanying
him were hi wife and two daughters, one
and two year of age. -
Three year ago Mr. Buck married Miss
Nellie Peters, cousin of R. C. Peter of thin
city. A year later he was placed In charge
of the real estate department of the firm.
Recently he erected a home In Dundee
valued at SS.flnft.- He was well known here.
He was 30 years of age. All his relatives
lived at Toledo. It Is believed the funeral
and burial will be at Toledo.
SECRETARY WILSON AT TRAER
Will Spend Snnday In Iowa and
Then no to Kansas
DE8 MOINES, la., July 13. Secretsry
James F. Wilson of the Dopartment of
Agriculture, is In Traer, la., where he will
remain over Sunday before starting on the
personal Inspection of every packing house
In the United States. From Traer he will
go direct to Kansas City for an examina
tion of the packing plants, and then re
turn to Iowa to look Into the Independent
plants. Secretary Wilson Is not announc
ing his plans very far ahead and Is not
announcing his visits In advance.
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. July 13-Secretary
Wilson of the Department of Agriculture
will visit Kensas City next week to In
spect the local packing houses and also to
Investigate the operation of the new meat
and animal Inspection system now being
established, according to a dispatch re
ceived here tonight from Dea Moines, Is.
Representative of the packing houses said
tontehtMhaa.-.lbavTV; lr!vi "Secretary
Wilson to Include Kansas City In this
tour of packing house Inspection, being
desirous, they said, of having the sec re
tary acquaint himself with conditions here
by a personal visit. It Is said that a larger
force of Inspectors than has been assigned
to Kansas City Is needed here and Secre
tary Wilson will consider this question
during his visit.
TAGGART FILES A DEMURRER
Democratic Chairman Snys State Has
No Power to Oust Hotel
PAOLI, Ind., July 13. Quo warranto pro.
ceedings brought by the state of Indiana
against the French Lick Springs and West
Baden hotel companies were heard today
before Judge Thomm Busklrk.
Attorney General Charles W. Miller rep
resented the state, while the French Lick
Springs Hotel company was defended by
Alonzo Green Smith, former attorney gen
eral of Indiana; John W. Kern of Indian
spoils and attorneys from Paoll and Salem.
The suit against the French Lick Springs
Hotel company was taken up first.
Attorneys for the hotel company filed a
demurrer, claiming the state had not legal
capacity to sue. Thomas Taggart, presi
dent of the hotel company, sat by his at
torneys. By agreement It was decided that
the demurrer to the complaint should apply
to the suits against both hotel companies,
After listening to arguments from At
torneys representing the state and the
French Lick and the West Baden Hotel
companies Judge Busklrk announced he
would conclude the hearing and render a
Tho Issue to be decided Is the move to
be made by the state to secure an annul
ment of the charters of the hotel com
panies1. FATALITY ON RAILROAD BRIDGE
Every Member of Family of Seven
Except Ono Killed or Injured
Sear Clarksburg, W. Va,
CLARKSBURG, W. Va., July 13.-Whlle
walking on a trestle on the Baltimore &
Ohio road near here tonight John Norrls
and his &-year-old daughter were struck
by a train and Instantly killed. Mrs. Nor
rls and three other children were seriously
Injured. Norrls and his family had been
visiting at Jacksonburg and were walking
home along the railroad track. Mrs. Nor
rls wascarry'lng the baby and when she
saw that she could not reach the end of
the trestle and escape the train she
placed the child between two ties and the
next inutant was throan to the ground
below. by the engine. The baby was found
later uninjured. Every member of the
family except the baby was either killed
tARRIMAN CANCELS PASSES
California O racial tan Only Havo
Those Calllas; for Trans
portation In State.
BAN FRANCISCO. July lS.-Congress
having passed the railway rats bill with
Its sweeping feature prohibiting the Is
suance of railroad patses. President Hant
rr.an of the Southern Pacific, lias sent out
orders here to cancel the annual Interstate
passes whtch the San Francisco officials
of the road sent out at the beginning of
This cancellation order a ill not go Into
effect unill the end of this year because
ths law in question does not become opera
tive until that time.
Th congressionsl law haa nothing to do
with ths company's annual passes wlthla
the limits of UUs sum.
THAW IS WITHOUT FUNDS
Plant for Defense Vast Await Eeto.ro. of
Prisoner's Mother from Europe,
INSANITY PLEA WILL BE ABANDONED
Froaerotlon In Probing: Pa at life of
White's Slayer Vncovers Dam
age Snlt Filed by a
NEW YORK, July 13.-Harry K. Thaw.
In the Tombs for the murder of Stanford
White. Is reported to be without funds
and it Is stated that the elaborate plans
which have been made for his defense
cannot be put into execution until the prls.
oner's mother, Mrs. William Thaw of Pitts
burg, arrives from Europe and approve'
the necessary expenditures. What money
the young man has had since he ha been
In Jail has been supplied personally by his
counsel. In prosecuting his Inquiry Into
the past life of Thaw In all the phases
that may have a bearing upon his trial.
Assistant District Attorney Garvan had an
Interview today with Joseph A. Bhea, a
lawyer of 309 Broadway, and obtained
papers In a case In which Shea Is counsel
for a Miss Ethel Thomas, who has several
suits pending against the prisoner. The
suits grew out of alleged former relations
existing between Thaw and Miss Thomas.
One specific charge Is that of assault, for
which the plaintiff asks $20,(Hio damages.
While the suits have been pending some
time, it Is said the subject matter is of
such an intimate nature that it has never
Lnll In Proseentlon Inqnlry.
For tho next few days there will be a
lull In the prosecution of the Thaw Inquiry,
as District Attorney Jerome, accompanied
by Assistants Garvan and Vandiver. leaves
tomorrow for a short trip to the south.
Mr. Jerome will visit Warm Springs. Ga.,
and make an address before the Georgia
Bar association. On his way north he
will make addresses at several other points.
It was reported today that Thaw's counsel
have decided to abandon the Insanity plea.
although no verification of the statement
could be obtained. It was said that thl
was the "good news" Mrs. Evelyn Nesblt
Thaw took to her husband In the Tombs
yesterday. Thaw Is reported to have said
that he preferred death In the electric chair
to life In an insane asylum. Ho prefers
to have his acts Judged as those of a sane
man and Js confident that he will not be
Crowds Bother Mrs. Thaw.
Mrs. Harry K. Thaw, after visiting her
husband today, had great difficulty In mak
Ing her way from the doorway of the Tombs
to her cab. There was a large crowd at
the doorway waiting to see her and the
extra policemen who are on guard dally
at the time of her visit were almost swept
off their feet as the crowd surged for
ward. One woman seized Mrs. Thsw'a veil
and attempted to raise It to get a glimpse
of the young woman' face.
"This Is the worst part of It all," said
Mrs. Thaw, as she stood waiting for the
police to restore order
"If I could only avoid that seemlnrly
hard-hearted crowd "of 'rubber-necks' do
you call them coming down here. It would
not be so bad. They seem to gloat over
my misery, especially thote women."
Then through) a narrow passage way
guarded by policemen, she made her way
to her cab.
Mrs. C. Y. Schwartz, alleged to have
heard Thaw threaten White, was again
too 111 to appear before the grand Jury
today. A story, which could not be con
firmed, was current t6day that the valud
of Mrs. Schwartz's testimony had been
overestimated and that she does not know
SENSATION IN KINAN INQUEST
Attorney for Mardered Womnn Says
Her Tenant Tried to Black
NEW YORK. July 13. The coroner's In
quest Into the death of Mrs. Alice L.
Klnan, who was found beaten to death at
the home of her mother, Mrs. Louise M,
Stenton, several weeks ago In the Bronx,
was adjourned tonight until Monday next
when It Is expected the final session will
be held. Although Mrs. Stenton was In
troduced as s witness today, neither the
coroner nor the lawyers could get
coherent statement from her and after
several futile sttempts they gave up the
tark. Mrs. Stenton appeared dnzed snd In
reply to direct questions would wander
off Into some topic entirely foreign to the
Burton W. Gibson, who was attorney for
Mrs. Klnan and who yesterday was ac
cused by Mrs. Shlppo, who lived In the
Stenton house, of having offered her 1100
to leave the city, presented an affidavit
today In which he declared the woman had
attempted to blackmail him. He said she
met him July t and demanded S300 for her
garden on the Stenton property, aaylng
she Intended moving away. Gibson said
he offered her 1100 for the garden, but she
continued to demand the S300, because she
said she knew who murdered Mre. Klnan
Gibson says he finally told the woman to
tell her story to the police. .
Mrs. Shlppo, called In rebuttal, denied
all that was contained In the affidavit and
repeated her former story. It was to give
the police opportunity to Investigate these
conflicting stories thst the adjournment
until Monday was taken.
PLANS FOR BRYAN RECEPTION
Tom !-. Johnson Will Preside at Big;
Meeting at Madison Square
NEW TORK. July 13 -Plans for the re
reptlon to be tendered to William Jennings
Bryan in this city upon his return the last
week In August from a tour around the
world were mapped out today by the plan
and scope committee appointed by the
Commercial Travelers' Anti-Trust league.
Lewis Nixon presided.
On his arrival at the Battery, the morn
ing of August 30, Mr. Bryan will be met
by the reception committee and will be
escorted up Broadway to Central Park,
across to Fifth avenue and then to the
Victoria hotel, where he will rest until the
evening reception at Madison Square Gar
den. Mayor Tom L. Johnson of Cleveland
will preside In the evening. Governor Folk
of Missouri Is chairmsn of the reception
committee on which democratic I'nlted
Statei senators snd congrersmen. demo
cratic governors snd mayors and chairmen
of national and state committees mill be
Invited to serve as honorary members
Ex-Governnr W. I- Douglas will be
sele' ted to heed1 s committee to secure the
attendance of the business men of ths
country In attendance st ths recaption.
Majiy state deJesatloni are expected,
Forecast for Nebraska I ahowers and
Cooler Satnrdnyt Sunder. Fair and
Warmer In West Portion.
1 Dreyfns Restored to Ills Honors.
I nreat lll Prevolla In Hnaaln.
Thnw Said to Be Without Funds.
Chnpmnn Leads the Baptists Aaaln
B Commission to Probe Grain Trnde.
8 Kewa from All Ports of Nrbraakn.
Affairs at Sooth Omaha.
Bible Work In the Philippines.
R Bantlat Vnnna People's Convention
6 More Flahtlns: In Guatemala.
Opinion by State Supreme (onrt.
T Japan for Open Poor In Mnnrhnrln
Kldlnat Whip Qurlla the Rioters,
f Financial Review of the Week.
I.aboiera Blown Ip With Dynamite
Orlaln of the Foamy Drlnka.
It Five Million Increase In Omaha.
Lincoln Gets Bryan First.
3 Sportlnar Events of the Dny.
13 Financial and Commercial ewa.
IS Connell Bluffs and lown Sews.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterdayi
Hour. Dear. Hour. Dea.
Bo. m ui i p. m...... 4
a. m 04 p. ni XI
T a. m er 3 p. m
S n. m 7 4 p. m HI
9 a. m T.I ft . ni Hi
10 a.-m Tft II p. m KH
11 a. m 70 T p. m 711
11 HO S p. m N(
9 p. m. . . . . . TH
'RESIDENT GOES ON PICNIC
Executive Spends the Day With Ills
Family In Woods at F.a ton's
OYSTER BAY, N. Y., July 13. President
Rootevelt and his family enjoyed their
first picnic of the season today. After a
brisk row in the sound, they landed at
Eaton's Neck, a popular picnic ground
for them, where they spent the day. They
returned In the evening, when the presi
dent went over his mall with Secretary
The appearance of Lemuel Ell Qulgg this
morning In the bay on his steam yacht,
The Edniee, caused some Interest on ac
count of the. recent political alignment In
New York. Mr. Qulgg. who was evidently
on a pleasure excursion, did not land, but
departed from the bay at an early hour.
He made no effort to get Into communica
tion with the president.
Mrs. Asl L. Esac has moved her quar
ters In Oyster Bay, taking a room near
the residence of Secretary Loeb. She
persists that If It takes all summer she
will have the interview she seeks with
Mrs. Roosevelt. Mrs. Esac Was com
mitted to the government hospital for the
Insane for three days last year and then
CITY MARSHAL IS MURDERED
Preseott. Wis., Oflleer Beaten to Death
by Italians While Seeking; to
LA CROSSE. Wis., July 43. With picks
and shovels City Marshal John Isaacs of
Presott. Wis., was murdered In. a crowd
of thirty Italian railroad laborers late to
day while attempting to make arrests for
alleged violations of the state game law,
Deputy Sheriff Hammll of Pierce county,
who accompanied Isaacs, wa severely
beaten and may die. A posse pursued the
Italians, who .scattered. Five were cap
tured after an exciting chase late tonight
and lodged In the Ellsworth, Wis., Jail.
No further pursuit was made.
The flight was made on their handcars
all of which were abandoned. Two of the
fugitives were captured by a posse at
Diamond Bluff, eight miles south of the
scene of the murder. Another party of
three Italians was captured at Trlmbell,
three miles east of Diamond Bluff.
Late information received here Is to the
effect that only these five were arrested.
In the group of two arrested at Diamond
Bluff is an Italian Interpreter, who Is de
clared to be the man most wanted.
NEW YORK SCHOOLSHIP ASHORE
St. Marys, from New York. With 1(H
Boys Aboard, Stranded eor
GIBRALTAR, July 13. It Is rumored that
the New York school ship St. Marys' is
ashore at Sparta. Tugs have been sent
from this city.
The St. Marys' Is a sailing vessel built
sixty-two years ago, 'and for the last
thirty-one yeurs In the service of the New
York City Board of Education. It carried
about 100 boys and Its master Is Commander
Guntavius C. Hanus, U. S. A. It has made
frequent cruises to European waters. The
present cruise began the latter part of
April,, and upon Its return It was to have
been put out of commission. Its place being
taken by a newer craft. The St. Marys'
arrived at Cadis, July 1
HIGH WIND IN ST. LOUIS
Poles Along; South Broadway Blown
Down for Distanced of
r our oiocai.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 13 A heavy thun
derstorm, accompanied by a high wind re
duced the temperature from 88 to 73 de
grees this afternoon and also caused con
siderable damage to street car lines, trees
and small buildings In the south part of
the city. Telegraph and telephone pole
along South Broadway were blown down
falling across the street car tracks and
tearing down trolley wires. For four blocks
the poles were leveled and street car traf
fic blockaded. Police and Are alarm wires
telephone and telegrnph and power wires
were lorn down. The wind for a time blew
fifty miles an hour. No casualties hav
Movements of Opean vessels July IS
At New York Arrived: Batavla, from
Hamburg: Campania, 'mm Uverpool: Prln
Oxkar. from Genoa: Massillii, from Naples
Salli-d: Celtic, for Liverpool; Brooklyn, for
At Boston Sailed: Lancastrian, for Lon
At Hamburg Arrived: Brlsgavia, from
At Havre Arrived: Bordeaux, from New
At Copenhagen Arrived: C. F. Tletjen,
from New York.
At I-ghoi a Sailed: Cltta dl Palermo, for
At Liverpool Arrived: Virginian, from
Montreal: AruMc from Boston. Sailed:
Cedrir, for New York
At HaiTibuig Arrived: tiraf Walderiu-e.
from New Yi.rk, via Dover.
At Cherbourg-Arrived; Am'-rikii. from
At tilbraltar Arrived: ('Hrpathla, from
At Rotterdam Arrived: Nleum AiriKter
dam, from New York.
At Philadelphia Arrived: Minnesota,
At QuMuslowB Arrived; Lucsnia, from
;iIAP3IAN ONCE MORE
Chicago Van Elected President of Baptlsl
Union for Sixteenth, Time, -
MOST OF OLD OFFICERS SERVE AGAIN
Attendance at Convention Inoreaaes With
Each sleetinc in the Auditorium.
SERMON BY J. D. ROCKEFELLER'S PAS10R
Key. Charles A. Eaton, D. D., Speaks on
rower of God in Evangelism.
DR. J. 0. A. HENRY ALSO MAKES ADDRESS
Convention Wilt Close Tonlaht and
Mlnlater-lleleaates Will Preach la '
Various Chorrhea Snnday Morn
lag and Kvenlng.
Friday was a day full of big thing for
he B. Y. P. L, who are In session here.
First of all there was the election of offi
cers, which resulted In tho selection of
he entire corps, with the exception of
Vice President W. W. Gains of Atlanta,
Oa., who did not desire re-nomlnatlon.
Then there were five powerful addresses,
one In the morning by Rev. L. F. Hughson
of Ontario, two in the afternoon by Rev. '
J. Farmer of Brantford, Ont., and Rev.
Charles D. Eaton. D. D.. of Cleveland, and
Rev. J. Q. A. Henry. D. D.. of New York
When John II. Chapman of Chicago was
elected president of the union for ths six
teenth consecutive time a cheer went up
rom Z,(ioo throats which gave some Idea
of the Immense popularity of the man. He
was the union's first president, and he
haa held the office ever since.
These are the officers the convention
President John II. Chapman, Chicago.
Vice Presidents ilrnria A Millar Hal.
tlmore; Prof. A. L. McCrlmmon. Toronto.
George W. Truett, Dallas, Tex.
Recording Secretary H. W. Reed, Rock
Treasurer H. B. Osgood, Chicago.
Executive Committee Ira M. Pries.
Chicago; John W. Ixw, Chicago; Charles
S. Burton, Chicago; H. G. Baldwin, Cleve
land; V. L. Mustek. St. Louis: Burton
Htird, Kansas City; John Nuveen, Chicago;
rreo a. Wells, Chicago; L. I Henson,
Providence. R. I.. Hantist Young People's
I'nion, east: S. J. Farmer, Bradford, Ont.,:
O. Jay Vinton. Detroit. Baptist Youn-
People's union. north: J. W. Conlev.
Omaha, Baptist Young People's union.
west; J. B. Ray, Nashville. Baptist Young
People's union, south.
Board or Managers: Arizona. W. W.
Graves, Phoenix; Arkansas, Rev. Rosa
Crane, Pino Bluff; British Columbia. E.
I.eKoy liakin. Victoria; Florida, Rev. U.
C. Carroll, Orals; Indiana. Rev. A. t.
Berry, Greenshurg; Idaho, Rev. W. ft.
Bowler, rUioshone; Iowa , Mrs. J. R.
Vaughan, Waterloo; Illinois. Rev. If. t.
Davis, Bloomlngton; Maryland, Horace F..
Oambrlss, Battermorn; Massachusetts,
Rev. John R. Gow, Somervllle; Nebraska,
Rev. E. R. Curry. Omaha: New York. Rev.
Chester P. Ralston, Oloversvllle; New Jer
sey, Rev. C. A. Cook, Bloomfleld; Oregon,
Rev. Frederick W. Carstens, Medford;
Pennsylvania, Walter Calley, . Cplnnd:
Prince Edward Island, F. D. Divld on.
Montaguo; South Carolina, J. u. Chapman,
Anderson; Washington, O. W. Van Oadcl,
vacancies ny Removal to nerve imu
1908 Colorado, Alvln W. Stelnmets, Den
ver; Delnware, F. F. Brlggs, Wilmington;
North Carolina, Rev. Jasper C, Massle,
flaleigh; New Brunswick, W. W. McMas
er, St. Johns; Oklahoma, Henry Alford
Porter, Oklahoma City.
Board of Monasters Meets.
The board of managers met last night at
the Paxton hotel and organised by electing
L. L. Hanson of Providence, R. I., chair
man; H. W. Reed, Rock Island. 111., secre.
tary, and George T. Webb of Chicago, field
secretary. W. II. Olestwelt of Chicago was
re-elected editor of Service," the organ of tho
An executive committee was appointed
composed of John W. Chapman, Chicago;
II. B. Osgood, Chicago; I,, L. Henson. 8.
J. Farmer, Brantfort. Ont.; G. Jar Vinton,
Detroit; J. W. Conley, D. D., Omaha; T.
B. Ray, Nashville; Ira M. Price, Ph. D.,
L. L. D., Chicago; John W. Low, Chicago;
Charles W. Burtman, Chicago; John
Nuveen, Chicago; Fred A. Wells, Chicago;
H. O. Baldwin, Cleveland; W. L. Muslck,
St.- iouls, and B. D. Hurd, Kansas City,
The board will meet this afternoon at
1 o'clock at the Paxton, and select a place
for the 1908 convpntlon. The cities work
ing for the meeting are Spokane. Denver,
Asbury Park, Jamestown and Brantford,
Three Thousand Present.
The opening of the second day's session
of the convention was greeted by an In
creased attendance Friday morning at the
Auditorium. 3,000 persons being present.
The formal session was preceded by a
short ong service and brief devotional
service under direction of Rev. G. H. Mc
Dowell of Indianapolis. He gave a scrip
ture reading from the fifth chapter of
Romans, which was followed by prayer.
The committee on Important topics sub
mitted Its report through Chairman A. K,
Neither Rev. J. T. Wstta of Loulsvllls
or Rev. Walter Calley of Upland, Pa., being
present at the morning session, the princi
pal address of the morning was delivered
by Rev. L. F. Hughson of Ontario. His
topic was "The Strenuous Life."
Dr. Hnarhson's Sermon.
Dr. Hughson said in part:
"Tho most difficult place In which you
can put a man la to have him try to till
sumo one else's shoes, and that Is my pre
dicament this morning. However, as I
havo never been charged with shirking a
duty, here I am, at your service. With
such great conventions as this, and tbs
earnest workers that attend them, we got
the fulltit conception and meaning of a
strenuous life. Strenuously working for
the uplifting of humanity Is the noblest of
human avocations, and that la what our
association is striving to do and la douia.
It is the power that comes from enthusi
asm supported from God that accomplishes
things. There are different kinds of power,
that of receptivity and of 'communication,
and the storage of power. These are all
dibHenniinated along the cable of human en
deavor. Then there Is the power of prayer.
1 have an abiding faith In the powr of
secret pruyer. We seem to get cloacr to
God in secret prayer. Then there Is the
power that Is derived from the Bible. The
Bible is the 'Word of God ready to teach
the tilings of Uod. The Holy Ghost moves
along the lines of the Bible, Just as the
electric current moves along t lie line of
the wlrts. We should study Bible thoughts
from Bible standpoints, 'j'lie purpose of
Uod Is in the treasury store of His power.
The Bible la llko a great body of water
held 111 rh'ck ly a dam. It Is of tre
menku force, ready to rush out In show
ing God's way at the letting "
Important Topics Committee.
The committee on Important topics called
attrntion to the helpful character Of the
(Conu&usd os 7 irm ratvaat
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