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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVI-XO. 25.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, JULY
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
SEEKING SEW HOMES
Reeietration for tend Claims in Wind
Hirer Eeeeryation Eeeins.
ONE MILLION ACRES IN THE TRACT
Offices Opened for Homeseekers at Shothoni,
Lander, ThermopolU and Worland.
WOMAN FIRST IN LINE AT SHOSHONI
Beeistration Will End July 31 and Draw
ings Begin August 4.
STATE HAS NEW PLAN FOR IRRIGATION
Work Caaule May Enable Eatry
reea to Lire I -a ad Daring
W later and Make
CHKVENNE, Wyo., J . -Upward of
l,o(iO reglst rations for la. ' he Shos
hone Indian reservation ?. before
the book closed at 6 o'cloc. . Of
these 600 were made at Bho. "V at
Worland. 3bO at Lander and ib f- t
Thermopolls. There was no tro
Piano for Irrigation.
HHOSHONI, Wyo., July 15. Today ti.
registration tor land In the Shoshone or
S mil . Klver Indian reservation begun at
Shoshone, Lander. Thermopolla and Wor
land. Large crowds are arriving and offl
cluls of the general land office estimate
that lully 40,000 persons will register for
homes. The registration began at a o'clock
today and will close at I p, m. on July 8L
The drawing will begin on August 4 and
will continue until August 15, when the
reservation will be formally opened.
There are about 1,000,000 acres In the tract
to be opened and according to surveys made
by the atate, under permit from the De
partment of the Interior, from J65,000 to
aw.iou actes will be capable of reclama
tion b irrigation.
Thc'lan adopted by the state promises to
make ne opening of the Shoshone reserva
tion the most successful of recent western
Indian land openings. The state engineer
has piepared a complete series of maps
ui.U specifications for a comprehensive Ir
rigation system, and the water rights to
the entire tract, which are vested In the
state, will be conferred upon the company
which will contract to furnish water to the
settlers at the lowest cost per acre, the
entire system to eventually become the
prupei ty of the settlers. It Is estimated
that water In this manner can be put upon
over SiO.COO acres of land at a smaller cost
to the settler thun If be built his own
ilHin and ditches.
The bids will be opened on August 1, and
It Ik expected that the company getting the
contract will Immediately atart operations
on a sufficiently large scale to enable many
of the settlers to move on their lands and
obtain, tynployment .thla winter. There are
about 4,000 godd agricultural claims on" the
reservation, and government reports show
valuable minerals In the Owl Creek moun
tains. There were about 600 people In line for
the opening of the registry list for tho
Shoshone reservation here today. Three
aki"UIIirtJU mill liny iriioiciru uv .
V were no" disorders. The first per-
a rglHicr niui w.iu. j u", ...... v..
jfir. The first man to register waa
juiund Burke of Lost Cabin. The bulk
will be here, as few
kers are going further.
uly 16. A dispatch to
illlngs, Mont., aays: The
Vocal land office opened this
the filing of the land on the
vatlon, drswlng for which took
In this city July :. S and (. Of
lames slated for entry today only
Ight appeared to take advantage
r chance to get a homestead. This
ly a small fraction over 60 per cent.
i Is a much smaller number than was
(flirted by even the most conservative.
The first man to file was Owen B. Wll-
inii, who drew No. 1 and he made his
entry on a quarter section a short distance
east of Custer, the place where he resides.
No. 2, Henry Johnson of Sheridan, Wyo.,
filed on a tract In the Bandera townslte.
No. i, John Bwartz of Chicago, located
near Huntley, a small place twelve mllti
cast of thla city.
WORKOUT FORJTHE NEBRASKA
Trial Board Rends Battleship Over
Vashon lalaad Course Fair,
SEATTLE. Wash.. July 16 Tha battle
ship Nebraska, under direction of the gov
ernment trial board, today went over the
course off Vashon Island . thirteen timea.
The vessel developed great speed between
the stake flags and all conditions were fa
vorable for the trial. The contract with
the Moran Bros, company calls for a speid
Of nineteen knots.
The standardisation trial developed tie
fact that the vessel will have no trouble
In making the speed of nineteen knots re
quired by the contract. Thirteen runs were
made over the measured mile course and
the highest speed developed was IP 61 knots
n hour. The average speed for five of the
fsstest runs was 19 S37 knots. The main
enalnes made 126.35 revolutions per minute,
as against 116 revolutions required for a
speed of nineteen knots. Thoae aboard the
vessel during the trial declare that It per
formed In a highly satisfactory manner. Of
the four sister ships built by the govern
ment only one, the Georgia, has equalled
the performance of the Nebraska. Tbe
official contract trial will take place Tues
day, when a four-hour run will be made
at sea. During tha trial the veeael must
maintain an, average speed of nineteen
knots for a period of four hour.
ACTOR'S GIFT TO CLEVELAND
Joseph Jefferson Loaves His Favorite
FUataaT Reel to tho Former
CHICAGO. .July 16. Joseph Jefferson and
Grover Cleveland went on many a fishing
trip together and the dead actor wben he
had his will drawn up made It plain that he
desired those happy bygone days to be
remembered by the former president of the
I'nlted States on any future fishing excur
sions. Mr. Jefferson's will, dated October
17. 18.S1, waa filed here today In the record
er's office. A codicil attached to the will
a ad dated Ave year later la as follows:
"To my friend, the Hon. Grover Cleve- j
land. 1 bequeath my beat Kentucky reel."
Te those who knew Joseph Jefferson In
life thoae few words mean that Grover
Cleveland was the recipient of one of Cie
tVsM actor most treasured possessions.
of the registrai
ICE CASE IN KANSAS CITY
Factories ell to People's Company
la Kirru nf Contracts al
KANSAS CITY, July IS During the In
vestigation of witnesses at the hearing In
stituted lv County Prosecutor I. B. Klm
bre'l to determine whether or not there is
an lr combine In this city, which was re
sumed today, the fact was developed that
two large Ice making plants have delivered
this season to the People's lee, Storage and
Fuel company nearly 4.000 tons more Ice
than their contracts called for. It was also
shown that the People's company, despite
the alleged shortage of Ice. has recently
shipped Ico to other places In carload lots.
The Ire delivered to the People s company
In excess of the amount contracted for was
sold at 62 per ton, althoughat the time the
market price to retail sellers of Ice was ad
vancing, and Isono tons of Ice went to the
People's company when It would have
brought 15 per ton on the market In Kan
Frank Ieper, bookkeeper and scale
keeper fr the Helm Brewing company,
testified that between February 25 and
July 11 of this year the Helm plant made
S,65.t tons of li-e. 6,401 tons of which were
sold to the People's company. The contract
between the Helm and People's companies
called for S.SSJ tona
"How did you happen to deliver to them
1.6H0 tona more than your contract called
'We had the Ice and they wanted It."
12 a ton?"
.How did you happen to charge some
buyers more than others?"
"After we had supplied the Val Blstz
brewery and the Green Tree brewery, the
People's company "wanted Ice and we
thought the weather was warm enough to
advance the price."
The defense at this Juncture showed that
much of the Ice made by Helm's for the
People's company had been shipped away
from Kansas City. The prosecution asked
why the Ice waa shipped out of town when
the testimony thus far had Indicated that
there Is not enough Ice here to supply the
demand at home. The defense objected
to the question and It wan ruled out as
calling for a conclusion from the witness
O. 8. Llnds, bookkeeper for the Van
Derslyce-Lynda Ice company, testified that
his company had sold to the People's com
pany 2,027 tons more lee thsn that com
pany had contracted for. The hearing will
be resumed tomorrow.
JACKSOJfVII-LE, Fla., July 16. -Ire deal
ers tried on the charge of combining to
raise the price of Ice today were found not
guilty of criminal Intent to defraud. It
was proved that of -the aix Ice plants In
Jacksonville, five are not in operation. The
other sells exclusively to the Jacksonville
Ice Delivery company at !0 per ton.
The delivery company sells to the large
consumers for 16 a ton, to small con
sumera for 68 a ton and to housekeepers
at from $11 to $18 a ton. It was also proved
that Ice can be manufactured here and
sold at a profit at 61.30 a ton.
ALFRED BEIT : PASSES AWAY
Richest Man la London, Interested In
Traairaal, Dies After Long;
LONDON. July M.-Alfred Belt, the well
known South African financier, died today
He had been in III health for some time.
Mr. Belt waa born In IKS at Hamburg
He was a life governor of the De Beers
consolidated mines, a partner In the firm
of Wernher. Belt Co., and a director of
the Rand mines, Rhodesia railways
Beuchuanaland railway, trust, consolidated
company, Bultfonteln mlns and British
Chartered South African company. Hs
was reported to have been Implicated In
the Jameson raid. Later a suit was brought
against Mr. Beit on the ground of com
plicity In the raid and his prosecution was
demanded by Dr. Leyd. the representative
of the Transvaal In Europe, and In 1896
his resignation from the board of directors
of the British Chartered South African
company was accepted. When Cecil
Rhodes died In 1902 It waa found that Mr,
Belt was appointed one of the executors
and Mr. Belt thereupon returned to tha
board of directors of the British Chartered
8outh African company.
Early in 1908 Mr. Belt had an apopoletlo
stroke while at Johannesburg, and It ap
pears that he never fully regained his
health. Sine that time he has lived In
Mr. Belt, who la said to have been tha
richest man In London and who controlled
the output of gold In South Africa, was a
one time alleged to be forming a "gold
trust" In which names of prominent Amer
lean financiers were mentioned. He gave
large sums of money to the Red C.;4
other Institutions and revently donated
6600,000 to found a university at Hamburg.
WRECK DUE TO HIGH, SPEED
Coroner's Jary Blames Railroad and
Eaarlae Driver for Disaster at
SALISBURY, England. J-ily 16-The
coroner's Inquest Into the cause of the
wreck of the Plymouth steamer express
whereby twenty-one Uvea were losi., re
sulted In a verdict today that the deratl-
ment or the train was due to the high
Pel which it was running and con-
trary to the company ordera.
In a rider to the verdict it Is declared
that drivers of trains not stopping at Salis
bury should have their attention drawn to
! ,he regulations, which was not done In
this case. The Jury declined to allow the
verdict to be recorded as one of accidental
death, saying they considered that a cer
tain amount of blame attached to the com
pany as well as to the engine driver.
There Is no Improvement in the condition
of Robert 8. Crltchell of Chicago, who waa
seriously injured In the wreck.
CLARK OWNS SAN PEDRO LINE
Montana Irsatsr Dealea Report that
K. H. Harrlmaa Has Control
RHYOLITE. Nevada. July l(.-Senator W.
A. Clark and brother. J. Ross Clark, are
here today Inspecting the new railroad line
now building from Las Vegas to this camp.
In an Interview today Senator Clark said:
"I desire to state that the report rela
tive to E. H. Harrlman owning the con
trol of the Ban Pedro. Salt Lake Loa
Angelea is absolutely without foundation.
In fact. I own the control Individually and
always have. There hss been no change
whatever in the management and moreover
the branch from Las Vegas to Tonopah will
maintain a serarate existence. It Is also
my tndlvidrsu enterprise barring a mall
holding of stocks among my friends. "
ASSASSIN GETS WRONG MAN
Oeaeral EoiIot Killed bj Revolutionist
Who Took Him for General Trepoff.
MURDER COMMITTED IN ENGLISH PARK
Assassin Carefully Compares Victim
with l.hotoaraph of Trepoff
Men It Great.
ST. PETERSBURG, July 16.-Addltlonnl
details of the assassination of General
Koslov of the headquarters staff in the
park at Peterhof, on Saturday, proved be
yond question that the murderer believed
he was killing General Trepoff. The trag
edy occurred at 9:20 in the evening In t'.ie
presence of several thousand people who
were listening to the music In the English
park below the grand chateau, adjoining
the park of Alexander palace, where the
Imperial family and General Trepoff re
side. A young man, dressed In the clothes of
a workman, seeing Grneral Koslov, who
resemhjes General Trepoff, gazed long nnd
earnestly at the general's face, and then
took a photograph from his pocket to com
pare It with Koxlov's features, aa If to
make sure of his Identity.
Koslor Dies Instantly.
The man then drew a pistol and fired four
shots point blank at Kozlov, who fell mor
tally wounded and died on the spot. The
assassin started to flee, out Prince An
dromlrolT seized him and turned him over
to the police, who thronged the park.
The crowd shouted. "Lynch him," but the
prisoner wss conducted safelly to police
headquarters. When he was searched Tre
poff s photograph was found In his pocket,
leaving no doubt regHrding the Identity of
the person he Intended to kill. The assas
sin refused to glva his name, although he
openly avowed that he was a member of
the social revolutionary organization, and
the police Have not yet been able to find
out his name.
General Kozlov was not Involved in poll-
tics. He married a grauddaughter of the
famous field marshal. Count Alexander
Tronble In Capital.
Sunday night witnessed the usual col
lision between workmen and police and
gendarmerie In the Industrial quarters of
the capital. The most serious affair oc
curred on the Sclhesselburg road, where a
crowd of 6,000 persons attacked a steam
street car, which ran over a drunken sol
dier. The crowd stopped the car with the
!r.tent!or. c lynching the engineer and con
ductor, but were finally dissuaded by tbe
pacific counsel of a workman.
The nobles having large estates have
formed an organization for the mutual pro
tection of their properties, both against
expropriation by law and despoliation by
Ko Record In Iinma.
The different groups in Parliament are
systematically fending members Into the
country, campaigning in favor of tha pres
tige of Parliament. From tha very be
ginning by tactio understanding n3 roll
calls have been taken at the' sessions of
the lower house, so the government will
have no records of the votes with which to
prosecute members should reaction again
get the upper hand.
Representatives In Parliament of the va
rious regions of the empire ' ara uniting.
Irrespective of party affiliation, for the ad
vancement of their local interests. This
movement shows plainly a drift toward
decentralization and indicatea the natural
tendency toward the disintegration of the
vast empire, once the grip of the central
authority Is broken.
Members of the court party. Including,
among other prominent persons. General
Count Ignatlefr and Prince Tcherbatoff,
held a meeting yesterday and organized
a union of the House-owning Gentry,
electing Prince Kasaatkine Kostkovskl
president. Each member agreed to con
tribute one-tenth of 1 per cent of his in
vested capital to form a guard for tha
protection of property belonging to mem
bers of the union.
Cabinet attention Inchanged.
There are no developments in the cab
inet situation. The murder of General
Koslov is reported to have made an ex
ceedingly bad Impression on the emperor,
and tbe Novos Vremya denies that tha
cabinet had resigned. The hesitation at
Peterhof has undoubtedly raised hopes In
the minds of some of - Premier Goremy
kln's colleagues that he can hold on even
In tbe face of the adverse vote In the up
per house of Parliament on Saturday.
M. Rodltcheff, leader of the constitu
tional democrats, will head the deputation
of the Russian Parliament to the confer
ence of the Interparliamentary union In
London, which assembles July 23, M. Ai
led', n representing the Group of Toll.
Tl'ere was an incipient mutiny In the
fortress of St. Peter and St. Paul today.
Two soldiers refused to obey orders of
their commander and when threatened with
arrest the whole of the regiment to which
the men be.onged came to their support.
A court of Irqulry will be Instituted to
ascertain all the facts In the case.
SUPERSEDEAS FOR THE ALTON
Jndge Groaaenp Grant Stay of
Execatloa Pcadlag Appeal to
CHICAGO. July 16. Judge Peter B Gross-
cup in the United Statos circuit court to
day granted the Chicago & Alton Railroad
company. John N. Fa it horn and Fred A.
Wann, writs of supersede-as staying the
execution of a fine aggregating ItiO.OuO as
sessed against the three defendants a short
time ago by Judge LandlB in the I'nlted
States district court on charges of granting
illegal rebates to the Schwarzchild Sulz
berger packing corporation. At the same
time a bond of Jd,0o0 covering the fine
pending an appeal of the case to the I'nlted
States circuit court of appeals, was filed
by the defendanta. Thla is practically a
friendly proceeding, because both aides of
the case are desirous of having a decision
of the higher courts on the' rebate question.
POWDER MILL IS BLOWN UP
Three People Killed nod Tweaty la
lored as Resalt of aa Ei.
ASHLAND, Wis., July 16. A powder mill
aeversi miles from this city blew up today,
killing three men. Twenty were injured.
The dead are:
J. L. PIERCE, superintendent of the mill.
WILLIAM WALLACE, laborer.
The neutralising plant was totally de
stroyed. The mill waa owned by the Atlantic Dyna.
mite company, and there were about tweny.
five buildings in the group.
The shock was terrlrlo and broke many
window 10 Ashland.
PEACE PROSPECTS BRIGHTER
lata Anent Arbitration nt Taken
Seriously at Waahlnatoa.
OYSTER BAY, N. Y. July 16,-Peaee
negotiations between Guatemala and Sal
vador are being arranged today by Presi
dent Roosevelt and Acting Secretary of
State Bacon at Sagamore Hill. The ques
tion not yet settled la whether Honduras
will become a party to the negotiations at
this time. It Is reasoned here that It would
hardly be fnlr to compel Guatemala to
face two former foes In a peace conference
at one time. Honduras will probably agree
to the settlement arranged by the two
states primarily Involved. The negotia
tions, It is stated, will doubtless be held
on board the Amertesn cruiser Marbleheid,
now In Guatemalan waters. The arbitra
tors on behalf of the Vmted States and
Mexlro will be the Mexican minister to
Central America, Messra. Combs and Merry,
Cnited States ministers to Guatemala and
Salvador, respectively. The date and de
tails of the proceedings beyond this have
not been arranged.
The suggestion of Guatemala revolution
ists that they will be willing to accept
any president for that country who msy
be agreed upon by President Dlaa and
President Roosevelt is not considered se
rtously by the State department. Revolu
tionists have no International standing and
It would be Impossible jfor the presidents
of Mexico and the t'nlted States to recog
nize the insurgents In any way unless they
should completely overthrow the govern
ment of Guatemala.
President Roosevelt's activity In the Cen
tral American dispute has been misunder
stood In some quarters, according to 8tate
department officials. It would be highly
Improper, It Is staled, for the president to
offer his services ss an srhltrater and he
has not done so. He merely suggested to
the warring republics that he will exert
his good offices to assist them In settling
Honduras !s willing to disarm and submit
Its grievances to arbitration as soon as
Guatemala and Salvador agree to do like
wise. A dlspstch announcing Honduras'
willingness to arbitrate was received today
by the State department from Philip K.
Brown, the American charge, who Is look
ing after the Interests of the United States
In Honduras and Guatemala during the ab
sence of Leslie Combs, the American min
ister to those countries, who waa on his
way to the I'nlted States when the war
broke out and has not yet been able to
get back to his post at Guatemala City.
Mr. Merry, the American minister to Sal
vador, advised the department today that
he Is still negotiating with the Salvadorean
authorities, trying to get them to agree
to disarm and meet Auatemalan envoys
In Washington, or elsewhere, to arrange
for a settlement of the difficulties. .
NEW YORK, July 16.-The Associated
Press has received the following telegrsm
from the president of the republic of Hon
TEGUCIGALPA. Honduras, July 16. -Honduras
has not declared war. Guate
mala, without justiHcaflori or reason, has
Invaded the territory of h1s country nnd
the whole country hss enre to the national
defense. (Signed) MANTEL.BONII.X.A.
TEGUCIGALPA, r Honunraa, July W
According to ' an agreement signed nt
Corlnto, six months sgo, the republics of
San Salvador and Honduras became allies
for defensive purposes.
MISSIONARY'S WIDOW OBJECTS
Mrs. I.aBaree, Whose Hnabnnd Was
Killed In Persia. Protests Aaalnat
Collection of Indemnity.
WASHINGTON. July 16-In the Persian
correspondence in the portion of the red
book on foreign relations which was made
public by the State department today is
contained a atrong protest addressed by
Mrs. Mary' Schauffler I -a Baree, formerly
of Urumla, Persia, to American Minister
Richmond Pearson at Teheran, against the
exaction by the I'nlted States of an In
demnlty of 150,000 for the murder of her
nustiand. Rev. Benjamin W. La Baree. a
missionary, killed on Mount Ararat by re
ligious fanatics. While believing that when
an American citizen has been murdered
because of the criminal laxness of a for
elgn government those dependent on him
for support should be awarded a suitable
Indemnity, Mrs. La Baree made the fol
I believe that the arreat mission cause
to which my husband and I dedicated our
lives, and which has become dearer to me
because of the terrible sacrifice I have
been called upon to make for It, I believe
mat tins cause may receive serious Injury
If my children and I accept an indemnity
for this murder. The matter would not
be understood by the great mans of the
people in this district, who would in
evitably know of it. as the Persian Idea
of "blood money" is so different from our
civilized understanding of sn Indemnity
Thus serious and lasting injury might be
done to the mission cause for which we
have already saCiitlced so much, that I pre
fer to waive my riglita aa an American
citizen, rather than to see this cause suffer.
Mrs. La Baree asked that the strongest
measures be taken by the United Suite J
government to see that if any Indemnity
was exacted In the end. It should not he
extorted by the Persian government from
the Innocent people of the province where
the murder occurred
In spite of her protest 630,000 was actually
paid to her by Persia before the thirty
days period named In the ultimatum of the
United States had expired. Thla aum waa
three tlmea greater than the maximum
ever before paid by the Persian govern
ment for the murder of a private person.
MOTION OF BURTON IS FILED
All of Convicted Kansan'a Attorneys
Ask that He Ue Gtvea Xew
WASHINGTON. July 16.-The petition of
Former United States Senator Burton for
a rehearing by the supreme court of the
United Statea In the case against him was
received by the clerk of the court today.
The petition is signed by all of Mr. Bur
ton's counsel, consisting of John F. Dillon,
F. W. Leihmann. Harry Hubbard. W. K.
Hayne. W. H. Hackney snd B. P. Wag
gen?r. They contend that the court should
have sustained the condition that section
I'Sl. the statute under which Burton was
prosecuted, waa unconstitutional and void
and It is urged that the opinion of the
court allows that many important consider
ations bearing on that statute
It is also urged there was no proof to
sustain the chame of the Incident that
Burtop rendered service to the Rlttlto Grain
company in tha proceeding of the United
States against it; that the offense, if any.
was committed only once snd not continu
ally every' month during the term of Bur
ton's employment ah counsel by the com
pany; that the letters of complaint sent to
the Posloftue department vhould not have
been read to the Jury and much testimony
waa admitted that should have been ex
cluded and much excluded that should have
ELIS' CONVENTION OPENS
Visitors Welcomed to Denver by Governor,
Major and Local Brothers.
MELVIN FOR GRAND EXALTED RULER
California Man Una So Opposition
nnd Seat Meetlner will Prob
ably Be Held In Phila
delphia. DENVER, July 16. The real opening of
the Elka' convention occured shortly after
6 o'clock tonight when public exercises were
held at the Tabor opera house. The theater
was packed early by Elks and their friends,
who were kept In good humor until the
exercises began by the almost constant
playing of several bands of music.
Walter Collier, exalted ruler of Denver
lodge No. 7, presided and Introduced the
sneakers. Oovernor Jesse McDonald. Mayor
Holert W. Sperr. Luther M. Goddard of the
supreme court and Perry Clay, a prominent
member of the local lodge, made addresses
welcoming the visiting Elks. Robert W.
F.rown, exalted ruler of the grand lodge,
delivered an address In response and there
were several trlef responses made by other
prominent visitors. The session then ad
journed until tomorrow.
This afternoon thousands of Elks visited
the University Ball park, where an exhibi
tion of broncho breaking and roping of
eteera was given.
Mfhla for (.rnnd Ruler.
It Is generally conceded that Judge Henry
A. Melvln of Oakland, Cal., will be the
next grand exalted ruler of the Elks.
Practically all opposition to him was re
moved today when Dr. W. H. Havlland of
Butte, Mont., absolutely refused to make
the fight for the hdhor. This means unless
some other candidate springs up between
now and Thursday afternoon the Call
fornlan will have a clear field. Dr. Havl
land says he is a candidate to succeed him
self as grand trustee and nothing else.
Borne of his friends, however, declare they
will nominate the Montana man and stam.
pede the convention In his favor.
No concentrated oppostlon to Philadelphia
hns developed and that city will probably
win the next convention.
Toast to Absent Brothers.
At 11 o'clock one of the prettiest cere
monies of the Elks was observed In the
toast drank to the "Absent Brothers."
At the hour whistles blew and bells tolled
to remind the Elks, wherever they were.
of the time of night. The ceremony will
be observed In the same way during each
nUht of the week.
The annual report of Fred C. Robinson,
grand secretary of the grand lodge, made
public today, shows that on July TO there
were 224,808 members, an Increase of 27,507.
The report also shows that the order Is
In the - most eatlsfaetorv financial condi
tion aa well aa showing an Immense
amount of relief work done during the
BUSY DAY . 0R PRESIDENT
Secretary Taft Visits Him to Settle
Question of Brlsxade Posts
OTSTER BAY, N. T., July lS.-President
Roosevelt begins this week with the busiest
day he has had at Sagamore Hill this sea
son. First, he will conclude the question
of, establishing brigade army posts besides
many other matters with Secretary Taft.
who arrived at Oyster Bay on the morning
The secretsry Is to go to Canada for a
two months' rest, and this visit to the
president Is for the purpose of settling all
matters requiring executive action and
which are possible of conclusion at this
time. Assistant Secretsry of State Bacon
will reach Sagamore Hill some time during
General Theodore Bingham, police com
missioner of New York, and P. F. Dunne
(Mr. Dooley) are expected on the noon
train. General Bingham was formerly su
perintendent of public buildings and
grounds at Washington, in which position
he had general supervision, and his call
with Mr. Dunne Is social.
F. W. Whltredge, special ambassador for
the United States to the wedding of King
Alfonso of Spain, will be a visitor to
Sagamore Hill today also. Mr. Whltredge
will make a report of his mission to Madrid
direct to the president.
Secretary Taft said that aa a result of
his visit to Sagamore Hill four brigade
army posts will be established this year.
Although It Is decided that seven such
posts should be established, the appropria
tion this year Is not sufficient for the
others. The posts decided on are Fort
Riley, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; Fort D.
A. Russell and Sam Houston, Tex. Be
tween 6200,000 and 6300,000 will be ex
pended at each poat this year out of fffe
current appropriation. These posts will
be put In command of brigadier generals.
WASHINGTON, July 16 Concerning the
subject under discussion at Oyster Bay to.
day between the president and Secretary
Taft. It was stated at the War department
today that pending the settlement of the
question of sufficient water supply at Fort
Sill a tentative survey of that reservation
hss been ordered with a view to de
termining whst can be done In the way of
erection of a brigade post there. With re
spect to the brigade post In the eastern
slates and one on the Pacific coast, the
'questions must swait the action of congress.
The allotments will carry about 6500.000,
to be divided between Fort Riley and Fort
Leavenworth, and about a similar sum to
Fort D. A. Russell and something larger
to Fort Sam Houston and about 63O0.00O
to Fort Robinson.
EARTHQUAKE INNEW MEXICO
C'oaeiderable Property Daniaae He
parted at Socorro. aa Marrlal
SANTA FE. N. M , July 16. -Considerable
property damage waa done this afternoon
at Socorro. San Marcial, and nearby settle
ments by an earthquake shock, which t
the severest of the two hundred shocks that
1 - n ,m.A In Ihal iuM nf U..I,.,.
during the past two years. The shocks are
! local and are caused hy earth slides In the
ALBUQUERQUE. N. M, July li-Thl
section of New Mexico experienced anothei
slight earthquake at noon today. Objects
j moved perceptibly and a dull, sickening
I sensation was experienced. No serious
damage haa been reported. People In the
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lng was about to collapse, ran out Into the!
Towns to the south of Albuquerque also
felt the shock and residents of Bocorro and
San Maicial are In a state of alarm. Tha
.j,k. kniMint, it anA ii4 ih.,
adobe bu ldlpgs at Bocorro and other atruc
turea built of mud, were badly damaged.
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Pair Tnesday ead Wednesday nnd
Warmer In Cast Portion.
Temperature at Omaha Yeaterdayi
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SENSATIONS IN HARTJE CASE
Jodae Frasrr tharaes Attorneys for
Both Sides with Sharp
PITTPBIRG. July lS.-Rcplete with
sensations, as It has been from the strt,
the climax of sensationalism In the Hsrtje
divorce case waa reached today, when an
attempt whs made to resume the case be
fore Judge Fraser. When the cnse was ad
journed last Friday It was expected that
It would he resumed this morning, but It
was contingent upon the turning over of
the famous forty letters, which are exhibits
In the case, to Mrs. Ilartje's rnnnsel. by
counsel for Mr. Hartje. Just previous to
adjournment on Friday, there was some
controversy between counsel and Judge
Frazer announced that If Mrs. Hnrtje's
counsel could not secure the letters the case
would be sdlourned until Tuesdny morning.
The understanding, however, was that Mr.
Hartje's counsel would have the letters
and the case would proceed this morning.
After some minor cases had been dis
posed of in the court, the Hartje case was
called and Mr. Free of Mrs. Hartje's coun
sel explained thst he bad been unsMn
to get the letters and was therefore unable
to go on. Judge Frazer thereupon took
the counsel for both sides to task and
charged them with sharp dealing. Ho
severely censured both sides, and especially
charged the attorneys for Mr. Hsrtje for
trying their case In the newspapers and
with giving out Interviews regarding the
case for publication. Judge Frazer further
stated that It was a disgrace the way the
case had been carried on and that be had
particularly noticed that what questions
appeared In the papers were taken up
by the attorneys the following day, as
though they were- brVfs at law. Judge
Frazer further said that this had gone to
such an extent that If continued further he
would be compelled to exclude all reporters
from the court room. Such an effect has
this had upon the publication of anything
pertaining to the Hartje case that Pitta
burg papers tomorrow morning will print
no speculative stories regarding the case
and further leaks from detective agencies,
handwriting experts and associate counsel
are expected to be rather few.
The case will be resumed tomorrow, as
the exhibits were turned over tot Mrs
Hartje's counsel today, at the commend of
Judge Frazer, who emphatically stated that
the exhibits were the property of the court
and not of any counsel.
ELKS TRAIN GOES INTO DITCH
Wreck, on Colorado sjonthern Canaea
Death, of Engineer and
. TRINIDAD. Colo., July 16. -Passenger
train No. 7 on the Colorado Ac Southern
railway, carrying hundreds of Texas Elks
to the convention in Denver, waa wrecked
three miles north of Forbes Junction, early
today. Engineer Martin J. Cullom was
killed and Fireman Charles T. Garrell
That the whole train was not carried Into
the deep erroya, resulting In serious loss
of life, is probably due to the fact that it
was running slowly on account of the re
cent heavy rains.
The train ran Into a landslide while
rounding a curve and the engine rolled off.
carrying the two baggage cars with it.
None of the passenger coaches left the
track. Cullen was caught under the loco
motive and his body crushed to a pulp.
Fireman Garrell Jumped, thus escaping
d-ath. Though severely Injured he walked
three miles to Forbes and notified the offi
Two special trains from the south, csr
rylng Elks to the Denver convention, are
held here on account of the wreck.
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Appointments In Postal and Weather
Service In Nebraska, Iowa
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, July 16. (Special Tele
gTam.) Minnie Henderahot hns been ap
pointed postmaster at McCann, Cherry
county. Nebraska, vice E. Brenklander. re
signed. Rural carriers appointed: Iowa Grinnell,
route 6, William Wortman, carrier; IJda B.
Wortman, substitute. Westfleld, route 1,
Archer A. Lilly, carrier; Alonzo Lilly, sub
stitute. Whiting, route 1, James Kinsley,
terrier; Grace Kinsley, substitute.
The application of Ed. F. Gallagher. Webb
Kellogg, W. A. Morgan. E. E. Ellis. M.
Flannlgan and T. F. Birmingham to or
ganize the First National bank of Allen,
Neb., with 626,000 capital has been approved
by the comptroller of the currency.
Civil ' service examination will be held
July 28 at Yankton. 8. D., for clerk and
carrier in the postofflce service.
Paul Hess of Yankton, 8. D., has been
appointed assistant observer in connection
with the weather bureau.
KANSAS CITY MAN DROPS DEAD
W. R. Johnson Kiplres While Open
ing; a Letter Trlllag Him of
l.euacy of tWMMMI.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 16 -Whlle open
ing a letter from his sister which con
tained the Information .that he had fallen
I heir to 620.000, W. R. Johnson, a switch
man, 4 years old, died today from t lie
rupture of an artery near his heart. The
lot I or waa from Mrs. W. J. Hammer In
Movements of Oeeaa easels Jnl 1)1.
' 'V "ric-Arnveq: Moitke,
At Glasgow Ai rived: Pdrblan. from
Al Indon Arrived: Aiuinetonka. from
At Plymouth Arrived: Kaiser Wilhelni
der Groese. from New York.
At Bremen- Arrived : Frledrlch der
Grouse, from New York.
At Gencja Arrived: Nord Amrrik-t, from
At Hamburg Arrived: Anierlka. from
i "7 ! . . ,
I At Antwerp-Arrived:
At Boulogne Sailed: Potsdam, for New
TorkvL,, ,. , , ... ...
j (o"r QHgow: Minnesota, for Indon.
I At iibraliar AriK ed : Konig Albert,
from New York. '
' At Montreal Arrived: Lake Manitoba,
. from ,,.1. Balleo; Montreal, lor Lon:
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HOT AFTER OIL TRUST
Government Finde Hew Evideeoe At'nt
tbe Standard Combine.
COMPLETE CHANGE MADE IN PLANS
Grand Jury at Cleveland Will Eeeume
SUBPOENA SERVED ON J. G. GRAMMER
Lake Shore Offioial Geeme Pleased that He
is Not to Be a Bcapecoat.
ONLY ONE LINK IN CHAIN MISSING
District Attorney gnlllvaa Expects to
Find Out Today .Names of Oil
Officials Who Made Re
CLEVELAND. O.. July 16. The I'ialu
Dealer tomorrow will say: Basing ma
opinion upon the testimony already sub
mitted to the federal grand Jury In tills
district. Attorney General Moody believes
that the government haa at last secured
the evidence which will lead to bringing tl
Standard till company to Its knees. The
return of District Attorney Sullivan today
from an oil-day conference with tho at
torney general yesterday at New York
will mark a complete change In the plana
of the government In the fight to stamp
out trade discriminations In favor of giant
The change of plana Includes a complete
revet sal regarding J. O. Gvaminer, vice
president of the Lake Shore & Michigan
Southern railway. Grammer will not be
Indicted In this or any other federal dis
trict. Instead he will be asked to uasist
the government In forging a chain of evl-
deroe about the necks of some of the big
gest Standard Oil officials In tbe country.
Subpoena Served on Grammer.
Acting upon the orders of District At
torney Sullivan. Assistant District At
torney Garry late yesterday afternoon Is
aued another subpoena for the appearance
of Grammer before the grsnd Jury thla
morning. Grammer, who happened to be
In the city yesterday, was Immediately
served with the subpoena by District Dep
uty Marshal Fanning. He seemed pleased
with the turn of events, which makes It
certain that he is not to be made the scape
goat for violations of the law on the part
The switch on the part of the government
in finally deciding to summon Grammer aa
a witness is explained by the statement
mado yesterday that the singula desire of
the Department of Justice at present la
to get the Standard Oil company. A tele
gram from District Attorney Sullivan said
that nothing waa to be left undone to ac
complish this purpose. The attorney gen
eral is firmly of tha opinion that Indict
ments can be secured-litre and District
Attorney Sullivan will resume work with
the grand Jury today with this end In view.
In addition to ordering the Issuance of a
subpoena for Grammer, Sullivan wired to
have all the employes of the Ike Shore
railway who have testified before the grand
Jury recalled. These witnesses include
James L. Clark, general western freight
agent, and C. A. Slauson, freight agent of
Chicago: M. C. Tully, R. H. Huddleaton,
G. B. Wheeler and H. I Meyer, all em
ployed In the Cleveland offices.
One More Link Needed.
It Is known that the government officials
are eager to obtain one more link In tbe
evidence already secured against the Stand
ard Oil company.
A most determined effort will be msde to
complete the chain through Grammer and
Clark. What the government officials want
particularly ia the names of the Standard
Oil company officials, through whom. It
is alleged, rebating arrangements were
made with the Lake Shore and other rail
ways. With these nsmes in their posses
sion, the government attorneys will he
ready to strike. The attorneys are certain
that some one of the witnesses to be called
today knows the definite Information so
greatly desired. The plan Is to force the
giving of the names and facts by real
sweatbox examinations before the grand
District Attorney Sullivan gave no In
timation In his dispatch as to the Btsndard
Oil company officials he will go after. That
the exact program was mapped out, down
to the minutest detail, with the attorney
general, was admitted here in the govern
ment building yesterday afternoon.
"The purpose behind the subpoenaing of
Grammer as a witness shows on Its face."
said Assistant District Attorney Oarry,
"the change In plans means that the grand
Jury will not conclude Its Investigations
tomorrow. How long before the grand Jury
will be ready to make Its report I cannot
M. G. Vilas, treasurer of the Standard Oil
company of Ohio, who has been sought as
a witness, did not put In an appearance to
day. NEW RATE LAW DISCUSSED
Attorneys and Traffic Men from All
Western Roada In Confer
ence In Chlraaro.
CHICAGO, July 16.-Executlve officers and
general counsel of every railroad west of
Chicago held a conference today with a
view of determining the meaning of all uf
the provisions of the new rate law. J. C.
Stubbs, traffic director of the Harrlman
lines, presided at the conference and out
lined the purposes of the gathering. It de
veloped, however, that there were almost
as many views regarding the Interpretation
of the statutes as there were lawyers and
traffic men present. It was decided there
fore to appoint two committees, one of
traffic men and one of legal men. The traf
fic men are to met and arrange their plans
for carrying the law Into effect and when
ever they encounter a provision that they
are unable to solve they are to call on tha
legal committee for opinions. In the mean
time the committee of lawyers la to hold
meetings and determine what thy consider
tha statute requires.
The committees are made up aa folloas:
Lloyd W. Rowers ami II. P.. McCiillough.
Chicago tc Northwestern road: (V V. iiunn
and iJfcrlus Miller, Noithern I'cciltc; George
R. Pet k and J. II. Hiland. Chb ago. Mil
waukee & St. Paul: It. M. Shaw and J. W.
I Hlahon. I'lilcago ac Alton: W. C. Osborne.
I o Iv-en WuhiiMh: iZitrilfm.r Tjiilri.n -r.,1
i ti' rv' vi..i,.,iB.,rt nhi t....l..
r: U.' A. Jackson and . ft. Hid, lie. Koi k
IslAiid. J. W. Ulytlie nnd I. Miller. Chl-
ago. titirimxioii jwn! ; v Dunne
snd H. T. Huroule. Southern 1'Hciflc: J Ft
Hiii.iv.ln anil J. ' KiuhhK I'r'l.in I'aH'i'',
H. '. Sibkney. Cbhaao Great Western: C.
Hale. Missouri. Knn-s A Texas; C. L.
Welllnu'oii, t olorado Ikmtbero, had J.
M. JwbuaeOj Gould Unast
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