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    The Omaha Daily Bee
lichtine in Central America Will E
Suspended at Daybreak.
Commissioner Will Board Harblehead
Today at Can Jose.
Ccitad Eta tea Diplomat Will Aid in
Beachinz TJndentandioc
Omaha Maa Will Present 0
rial llrealar Issned by al
vador to Presldeat
I.A LIBERTAD, Salvador. July 17. -Tha
l'nltd States cruiser Captain
Mulligan, will leave Acajutla tomorrow for
Ban Jon, Guatemala, with American Minis
ter Merry and the peace commissioners of
Salvador and Hondurss on board. The
American minister also icpresents Nicara
gua and Coat a Rica, by permission of the
authorities al Washington. At San Josa tha
peace comnilsloners from Guatemala, tha
tliarae d'affaires of the United States and
the Mexican minister will be received on
the cruiser and a treaty of peace between
the warring republics will be drawn up and
slgmid on tha high seas.. After leaving- the
panics from Guatemala at 8an Jose, tha
Marblehead will return to Acajutla with
Minister Merry and ht associates. An
armistice between Ouatemala and Salvador
Is arranged for daylight tomorrow, when
iti fighting will close,
Tne Marblehead. after accomplishing Its
mission, will await orders at Acajutla,
Omaha Man llrlugs Heport.
aKW ' OHL.KANS, July 17. An alleged
cualitlon of tha Ceuiral American republics
Mgmnst Guatemala Is reported In a special
umiiau-li from ' Mexico. Which UUOtoa a
tnend of General Barillas authority, says
Last March Salvador, Honduras and
.Nicaragua entered into sn offensive and
uefenslve Jalltlou against Guatemala,
agreeing That the niomeut there was au
infringement by Guatemala of territorial
lights of either of the three confederates
a declaration of war agalusi Guatemala
should folio
The dispatch also says that John Jen
kins of Omaha, Neb., conaul general of
tha United States at San Salvador, Is on
his way. at ha request of tha Salvadorean
government, to present to President Roose
velt a copy of A diplomatic circular issued
by Salvador, claiming that tha present
troubles began last Marct. when Dr. Fortin,
charge d'affaires of Salvador afOuatemala
City, found that his mall waa being tam
pered with.
"Later," it Is alleged, tha circular says.
"Dr. Fortin reported to his government
. tha( President Cabrera of Guatemala, had
secured alx'ly Beera at Chicago, St. Louts
spd Nw Qrlsans to go to Salvador and
"joinmaioonlenta there In ait attempt to
disrupt tha government." In tha circular
ara quoted also copies of telegrams from
President Cabrera to tha minister of tha
Salvador foreign department, charging that
General Regalado and President Escalon
of Salvador conspired with the end of pro
curing Cabrera's assassination.
A copy of this circular is now said to be
In tha possession of the Mexican depart
ment of foreign affairs. It Is further stated
that posters have been placed In Guate
mala City calling for the assassination of
President Cabrera. Soma of these missives
hava eren been posted opposite the walls
of tha president's residence, which is
. guarded by about 2,009 picked men. Ca
brera Is aald to ba practically a prisoner
In his residence and to have his food
tested for poison before eating it.
Streagrtb of Belllarereata.
WASHINGTON, July 17. Military experts
In this city, on the basis of the best avail
able Information covering the relative mil
itary resources of tha several republics ln
Tatved in war In Central America, pro-
Mttnoo tha army of Salvador superior in
equipment. . training aid discipline to the
armlea of , the other republlca. Thickly
populated, with 100 persons per sguure mile,
over its limited total area of 17,2u6 square
miles, Salvador can muster to.uOO armed
men, wllh armament equal to the best in
Central America. Though Guatemala is
anven times larger In territory and has
population of 2,ou,UU0, tha Salvadorean
army is considered to be mote than
match for it. The standing troops of
Salvador number 4,oc0. with a regular mili
tia of 16,0u0. Ihe thorough organization of
Its government ia tarried to sucii a point
that the governors of each province art
nlso military cliiefii of the troops recruited
therefrom. With an external debt of only
Uv4,ol pesos, its finances are the best In
Central America. It has a foreign popul
lion of SO.oihj Europeans, pantera and trad-
e,n. The advantages of Salvador over the
other republics arises from the tliurougii
blemltu of Its population, belonging 10 the
Ladino lpe, pme Spanish or panihli-Indian
blood, with practically no aborigines.
The republic pokhesses rich and well de
veloped resources. On the Pacltie aide it
has an outlet in Fonsera bay, avowed to
be the finest port on the entire western
coast of America. Though the republic lias
not been free from Internal troubles, it
people have shown themselves faithful to
their government whenever Involved in
contests with foreign states and have of
fered determined resistance to lbs limit of
their icsourcrs.
Guatemala's army numbers 7.0u0 on peace
footing, wit It an unorganised militia of
ST.ff'J. The republic relies for lis military
duces largely upon the military training
Imposed on all schools, public, private.
I arae Crow Assembles for Realatra
tloa and r.nod Order Is Being
WnTU.AND. Wyo. July!sl Tel
egram.) Reertstratlon for the opening of
the Shoshone reservation closed the first
dny with a total of at 4 p. m.
The first train Into Worland. at . p. m.,
brought a large quota of people, who told
of their escape from a large crowd at dif
ferent polr.ts along the Burlington from
Omaha west who were eagerly awaiting
transportation here. The members of the
board of registration. Messrs. Msyer, Hath
away, Sherman and Mlkesell, express them
selves pleased with the start and all believe
It presages a big tush of homeseekrf.
Worland la handling Its guests In the
most satisfactory manner. The population
of the town has been largely Increased and
order Is A marked feature of the municipal
conditions. Under dlrertlcns of the Han
over Land company, water has been turned
Into laterals on each side of the streets
and a practical object lesson of the benefit
of Irrigation Is being afforded the visitors,
tha majority of whom are from states
where humid conditions govern agriculture.
Mr. Buckingham, general passenger agent
of tha Burlington, la here keeping a vig
ilant eye the accommodations for the
newcon -, nd General Superintendent
Phelan Turlington lines west of the
Missouri. y 11 y encrgetlo in attending
to every A f mneoted with the dally
Increasing pa, V business to this point.
at Worland are sev
eager to study the
i It has emerged
under the Influ
' about through
e canals In this
Approrea Famine Belief Bill Despite
Advice of Hia Cabinet
Dsns Members Attempt to Coaater
aot Effect oa the Coantry of Pro
posals Made by the Ras
alaa Gorersaest.
Among the K
eral eastern ca.
surrounding com
from Its arid cork
ances of irrigation ,
tha medium of the
vicinity and several laign real estate deals
Involving close to ll.nnn.OOO sre afloat.
Robbers Liberate Eight from a Box la
a galooa at Shoahonl.
SHOSHONI, Wyo., July 17. (Special Tele
gram.) A hunt for live rattlesnakes, or
ganized by the Indians, and In which hun
dreds of homescekers and all the cltlxens
of the town participated, caused unlocked
for excitement on the second day of the
registration for the Shoshone land lottery.
Tho snakes w rc captives, being held as an
attraction at Rattlesnake Kill Hoten's sa
loon. Last night the saloon was robbed, almost
the entire stock, including the cash regis
ter, with $ In money, and the cook stove,
being carried off. The robbers' booty also
Included a quantity of copper ore, two Mix
shooters, one shotgun, a skeleton of an
Indian brave and the box containing eight
large rattlesnakes. The box was found
this morning a short distance away, but
the snakes had escaped. During the fore
noon they were seen st several places In
town, causing consternation, especially
among the eastern tenderfeet, who were
not accustomed to the reptiles. The Arap
ahoea, who have established a village on
the outskirts of the town, organised a
snake hunt, in which everybody Jclned.
The excitement was keen, and before dark
four of the rattlers had been, killed. Rig
Wolf, a good Indian who says he lias not
touched firewater for five years, says he
saw a rattler over three feet long disap
pear, under a board walk In the heart, of
the business district. v.-, -
Today's registration numbered less than
400, aa against BOO on the opening day.
Keatarky Coart Kays Politician Old
Not Kill Rival la Jack
so a Coaaty.
BEATTYVILLE. Ky., July 17.-The Jury
in the Harais-Callahan trial returned a
verdict of not guilty after being out seventy-two
minutes. The case was one of the
most desperately fought battles in a Ken
tucky court for years. The men were
charged with the murder of J. B. Marcum.
Marcum waa a mountain republican law
yer of excellent standing. He was engaged
three years ago as an attorney against
James Hargis and Edward Callahan, re
spectively democratic county Judge and
sheriff, to oust them from their offices on
an allegation of corrupt election. Much
bitterness waa aroused. In May, 1903. Mar
rum was shot to death from behind In
the Jackson court house. Curtis Jett and
Tom White were convicted and given life
terms for the murder. It was charged that
they were the tools of Callahan, Hargis and
others. Jett. after his conviction, con
fessed that he shot Marcum and that his
act waa inspired by Callahan and Hargis
On the witness stand, however, he repu
diated the confession and aald he alone
was responsible. The acquittal followed
largely on this repudiation. A Jury of
Clark county citizens returned a verdict
for IS.OtiO for damages a year ago against
Hargis on the allegation that hs had
caused Marcum to be killed. The suit was
filed by Mrs. Marcum. Hargis and Calla
ban are yet to he tried in the Lexington
court for the killing of James Cockrlll un
der similar circumstances.
Statements to Be Collected aa Alfalfa,
Broom Cora, Frnlta. Vegetables
aad Other Prodaeta.
WASHINGTON. July 17,-The bureau of
statistics of the Department of Agriculture
ha a so extended the scope of its work that
its reports will hereafter cover a far larger
number of agricultural products than in
the past, the added list including alfalfa,
hemp, broom corn, Kaffir corn, sorghum,
blue grass, millet, sugar beets, Canadian
peas, cow peas, beans, cabbages, onions,
tomatoes, apples, lemons, blackberries,
raspberries. strawberries, cantaloupes,
watermelons and peanuts. The last Issue
of the crop reporter Includes a statement
primary, intermediate and superior. Alto-! of the condition of the new articles, show-
ge'her 24.000 privates were under military I Ing that In none of them is there a full
crop throughout the country. Montana is
the only alfalfa growing state that cornea
dtiil In the Guatemalan schools in lict
As to Heaaaras.
Honduras has for a population UO.OOO,
spread over 46,000 square miles; an army
of M chiefs. l.XM officers. C.JOu mlMtlamen
of tho first class and 14. Ml militiamen ot
tha second class. Its actual standing army,
however, consists ef 1.S46 soldiers and TSt
officers. A feature of the military estab
lishment of Honduras Is compulsory mili
tary drill laid upon the whole male popu
lation during Sundays of the "dry sea
son" Every able-bodied man between the
aTs of 30 and S la obliged to take part In
thase Sunday drills and parades, if hia
abode Is not more than twenty miles dis
tant from the point where they are held.
Fourteen troops are thus trained. Tne
army of Honduras la supplied with modern
ordnance, artillery and rifles, but does not
have as at a hospital corps. Having ter
ritory exactly equal to that of Honduras,
with a population of MO.OuO, of whom only
14, 0U ara pure whites, the neighboring re-
iConllnued oa Second Pi
up to the standard In that article. Cali
fornia shows the highest yield in sugar
beets, with M per cent.
ST. PETERSBURG. July 17 The em
reror last night approved the bill of-'fce
lower house of Parliament, which was
adopted by the upper house, appropriating
I7.orm.noo for famine relief, thus supporting
the contention of both houses of Parlia
ment against his own ministers. This law
Is the first enactment of the Russian Par
liament and represents the net legal result
of a session of over two months.
The papers today say that the authorities
at Peterhof are again asking M. Bhlpoff.
former president of the zemstvo council,
and M. Yermoloff, leader of tho conserva
tive center party, to renew their attempts
to Induce the constitutional democrats to
enter a coalition cabinet.
Dnma Appeals to Coantry.
The agrarian committee of the lower
house of Parliament has completed the
draft of an appeal to the country to coun
teract the effects Of the government's
agrarian proposals, which have been snt
broadcast throughout the empire. The doc
ument drawn up by the houxe committee
carefully reviews the declsratlons of the
lower house In Its address In reply to te
speech from the throne, and the state
ments made In the nonpossumus returned
by the ministry on the subject of the pro
posed expropriation of land, calls attention
to the fact that no solution of the ques
tion Is possible, according o the manifesto
of October 30, without the consent of Par
liament, and reaffirms the adhesion of the
house to the principle of the fWcible ex
propriation of church, state, crown and
private lands In excess of a normal amount,
and appeals to the peasants to remain calm
and await patiently the final action of the
house. ,
fterenth Cavalry Dearaded.
Emperor Nicholas has degraded the Sev
enth cavalry, which recently mutinied at
Tamboff. by taking away the Imperial
standard conferred on the regiment two
years ago.
The assassin of General Koalov, who was
killed Saturday evening In the English park
at Peterhof, has not yet been Identified, but
the Novoe Vremya declares that his phys
iognomy shows plainly that he Is of He
brew extraction and says that a few days
before the crime he was seen at Peterhof
In company with three Jews, who spoke
English. The official Russia declares there
is no doubt that the assassination of the
general waa planned by terrorists and ap
peals to all good citizens to uphold the
authorities In their efforts to put an end
to the splri of lawlessness which threatens
to overwhelm the country In anarchy.
Peaaaata Are Destructive.
The dally budget of revolutionary out
rages and agrarian disorders is larger than
usual today. In many places the peasants
are wantonly applying the torch to es
tates belonging! to the crown and to pri
vate forests. At Natshatklno, In Simbirsk
province, the town hall was set on fire
yesterday and the entire village, consisting
of 3f0 houses, waa consumed.
Throughout Poland systematic pillages of
the government spirit shops is In progress.
The central police office at Warsaw was
robbed . yesterday and a gendarme wag
At Lublin. Russian Poland, revolution
ists yesterday executed a workman who
was suspected of being a spy, and at
Nizhni Novgorod and Vaanlky the cashiers
of the spirit monopoly were robbed and
killed. A bank at Sosnltza was robbed
yesterday, and at Tlflls an Armefilan loco
motive engineer was shot In his cab by
an assassin concealed In the neighboring
Workmen at Rostoff killed an nlleged
government provocator. At Rltlagnrsk a
Tartar woman who was baptized In the
Orthodox church was murdered, and at
Yaroslav bombs were exploded at the resi
dence of the chief of police and an officer
of the gendarmerie.
Police Threaten to Strike.
Threats of a police strike nearly caused
a panio here today, though the strike has
been postponed the danger cannot be said
to have entirely passed. The ostensible
basis of police discontent is monetary, in
cluding the accounting of the men's sav
ing fund, for which it Is alleged they
have not been allowed Interest. The au
thorities, however, declare that the trouble
waa Inspired by agitators.
The of the flrst district this
morning refused to go on their beats until
authoritatively assured that their money
would be. paid with full Interest. The cap
tain tried to pacify the men with assur
ances that everything would be satisfact
orily arranged, but they would not listen
to him. Then they marched to the Second
district, where they Induced their com
rades to Join them. Cossacks were sum
moned and the police were surrounded and
threatened a-lth arrest, but they held out
until 'he chief of police aas'ired them that
their demands would be Investigated and
all wrongs righted.
Notwithstanding the efforts of the police
officials to quiet their fears, the people are
In terror lest the lawless element abounding
here should rake advantage of the situa
tion. Many leaded Proprietors Killed.
liuBROVSK, Province of Voronezh, July
17. The troubles in the whole of this dis
trict, covering 136 miles square, are becom
ing more serious dally. The peasants hava
risen as one man and last night over
twenty estates were burned and several
landed proprietors killed. This town la
filled with terror stricken proprietors, who
were able to escape yesterday'a carnage
only by fleeing from their estates. Ten
miles from here fifteen estates were burned
aod many of the proprietors killed. The
governor has arrived with Cossacks, but
order has not been restored.
Woman's Slater Sas She Directed
F.btcIobc to Madlae at Reqaest
of a Maid. '
riTTPBURO. July 17-Not the least Im
portant development In the Hartje divorce
rase was the outline of the defense that
a-as disclosed by the testimony of Miss Ida
Scott, the 16-year-old sister of Mrs. Mary
Scott Hartje, who waa put In the stand to
day a few minutes before the adjournment
of the case until tomorrow morning. From
this testimony was gathered for the first
time what plan for accounting for the dis
puted love letters will be followed by Mrs.
Hartje's attomers. That she had written
two or three envelopes addressed to "Tom"
Madlne, the coachman co-respondent, at the
request of Annie Lutz. one of the maids,
and that she also had given Annie sheets
of her paper, were among the significant
statements she made.
Thus the presence of the single envelope
among all the love letters presented by
council for the llbellant will be explained.
The charge of forgery madby counsel for
the respondent aill be rrinforred by ac
count for tlje presence, in the disputed let
ters, of the paper used by the Bcott girls
In the manner Indicated by Ida's testimony
that she gave It to her maid. Her sister,
Helen, also often gave sheets of her paper
to the servants, she testified.
It Is expected that Annie Luti will next
be called and Interrogated as to what she
did with the envelopes addressed by Ida
Scott and with the letter paper given to
Miss Bcott waa not given an opportunity
to examine the Madlne envelope, which, It l
said, she wrote, but she will be questioned
about It when she resumes her testimony
Mrs. Hartje's parents. Mr. and Mrs. John
F. Scott, were witnesses during, the day.
Mrs. Scott testified that It would have been
Impossible for her daughter to have done
the things with which she has been sc
cused by Augustus Hartje since their sep
aration, because she watched the daughter
too closely. She declares the forty famous
love letters In the case are not In her
daughter's handwriting.
The mother's testimony concerning the
"Susie" Wagner letter, known as exhibit
No. 6, a-as sensational. Mrs. Scott de
clared that she had seen the "Susie" Wag
ner letter before It was mailed and that
there were statements In tho original letter
that were not in the alleged Wagner letter
that was exhibited in court, and that the
letter produced In court contained some
statements that were not In the original
and real Wagner letter. This letter was
one of the "standards" In the case until
Mrs. Hartje denied writing the cory that
had been shown her and declared she hod
been deceived.
John F. Scott, Mrs. Hartje's father, de
clared that It was impossible for his
daughter to have met Madlne or to have
telephoned to him. as she was never out of
the house alone and all in the Scott home
usually know when the telephones were
used and who used them.
Mrs. Mary Stone, the friend and neigh
bor of Mrs. Hartje, testified that the dis
puted "Dear Susie" letter, exhibit No. 8,
was not written by Mrs. Hartje, nor were
the love letters, she said. She testified that
she knew Mrs. Hartje's handwriting very
well. . ,
Three more bank cIikIks -twere pnt on tha
stand by Mrs. Hartje's counsel today, all
of whom testified that the love letters, ex
hibits Nos. 10 to 35, were not written by
the author of the admitted "standards,"
which is Mrs. Hartje. They said, however,
that the envelope. No. 14. a-as written In a
different hand than the letters in dispute.
B. B. Kjd Get. Delegation in Hit Interest
for State Treainrership.
H. E. Snckett Same for State Senator,
Adam McMallca, D. J. Klllea aad
C. W. Mcf alloagh the Candi
dates for Learlslatare.
Repahllcaa Instructions to Date.
Tolal state delegates elected 313
Cedar 11
IV.uglas H3
tiurlield 4
Total i
Ruffalo lt
York 1
Butler 11
Hamilton . 1J
Seward : 13
Saunders 16
Total . 83
York 18
Adams 15
Hall 14
Sherman A
Total 14
1 Jefferson 14
Gage i. :J
Boone 11
Thayer 12
Cherry 7
Fair Wednesday aad Warmer la East
Portion. Tha red ay Fair.
Trmneratnre at Omaha Yesterday!
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Three Deaths aad Maay Prostrotloos
Before Severe Thunderstorm
Rrlna-a Relief.
NEW YORK. July 17 With an official
maximum of 7 degrees and a street tem
perature nearly 10 degrees higher. New
York suffered as severely from the hest to
day as at any time this summer, and be
fore the refreshing shower in the afternoon
brought relief three deaths and several
score pf prostrations were reported.
The thunderstorm of the afternoon was a
severe one. Trees were uprooted In various
sections of the city and several small boats
In the bay acre capsized, but without loss
of life. The only fatality due to the storm
was reported from Btnten Island, where a
man was killed by lightning.
PITTSBURG. July 17. Heavy rains
throughout western Pennsylvania during
the last twenty-four hours have caused
considerable damage. Over an Inch wa.t
recorded as the precipitation. In Allegheny
county the storms were particularly severe.
In a number of smaller towns the creeks
and rivers were swollen to such a height
that factories on their borders were flooded
and obliged to close down. At West Etna
the bar and plate mills of the Spang-Chal-fant
company were closed down, throwing
fino men out of work.
At Oreenburg a 7-year-old boy a-as car
ried away by a stream while trying to
cross a footbridge and drowned.
'Frisco Official Saya Some Companies
Are Sealing Losses Becanao of
Burning- of Books.
SAN FRANCISCO. July 17.-Insuranc
Commissioner Wolf today denounced a
fraud that he says has been practiced since
the tire a hen rases of penalizing claim
ants for the loss of their accounts were
brought to his attention. He says that
penalties have been charged by many of
the so-called "dollar" companies. Commis
sioner Wolf Is now questioning the right of
the companies to deduct a percentage from
a claimant's policy because his books were
The commissioner commented unfavorably
on the effort the "six-bit" companies are
making to get Into the list of "dollar"
companies and the tendency of the latter
to save a percentage on payments, now
that their "dollar for dollar" reputation
Is established. '
Roger Owen, manager of the Commercial
Union Insurance company of London, who
came here a few days ago with other
British agents to investigate the local sit
uation, said today.:
We are here Investixating the facilities,
to go into the circumstances and merits of
all cases.
.They are not all alike by any means. Of
course, the earthquake clause la the tickler.
If you ask me personally and Individually
whether the eanhquake clause applies to
our Iushcs In San Francisco, I would tell
you that it d-H sn apply. But olficially
we cannot speak at this time because we
have not all the facts. Of course, if we
can prove that the nres In the city were
caused by earthqinke. then, we are ad
vised, we are nol Uanle for the losses
BEATRICE, Neb., July 17.-(8pecial Tele
gram.) The republicans of Gage county
held their convention here today and every
township waa represented. I. II. James
of Highland was elected chairman and Jesse
Craig of Blue Springs and Robert Smith of
Beatrice, secretary and assistant secretary,
respectively. Samuel Rlnaker moved that
R. R. Kyd, candidate for state treasurer,
be allowed to nume the delegates to the
state convention. The motion was lost and
after a lively fight Mr. Kyd was allowed to
select the delegates by the advice of the
chairman of each delegation and the con
sent of the convention.
The following ticket was placed In nom
ination: For1 state senator. H. E. Sackett;
representatives, Adam McMullen of Wy
more. D. J. Klllen of Adams, C. W. Mc
Cullough of Blue Springs; county attorney,
S. D. Killcn of Beatrice.
Resolutions were adopted commending the
administration of President Roosevelt and
the clean and able administration of the
state affairs of the present state officers.
A resolution was also passed ravorlng the
nomination of United States senator by the
rtate convention.
. The delegates to the congressional con
vention were instructed to vote for Hon.
E. H. Hlnshaw.
Delegates to State Convention Samuel
Rinaker. Beatrice; C. 8. Burroughs, Fllley;
F. P. MoseJey, Odell; G. W. Sleinmeyer,
Clatonla; L. O. Clark, Adams; L. M. Hwett,
Blue Springs; Oscar Sherman, Cortland;
8. C. Vanrlpper, Blue Springs; M. C. Miller,
Adams; N. H. Olmstead. Liberty; J. V.
Craig. .Wymore; H. K. Hanser, Beatrice;
W. M. Pollock. Beatrice: H. L. Harper,
Beatrice; Bert 6age. Beatrice; Owen Rob
erts, Wymore; D. J. Woods, Barneston;
Charles McCall, Beatrice; J. K. Wright,
Liberty; H. R. OJers, Beatrice; R. C. Hemp,
bill. Beatrice.
Delegates to Congressional Convention
W. S. Bourne, G. A. Withers, J. H. Rob
bins. W. Y. York. William Hall. J. A. Reul
Ing. Jesse Newton, R. R. Jones, A. C. Tllton,
Hans Anderson. C. A. Harris. D. J. Wood,
, J. B. McLaughlin, J. B. Southerst, J. H.
Stelnmeyer, Peter Nelson, H. L. Harper.
P. J. Schneider. r E. Clayton, Karl
Bowlsby, M. B. Davis, A. H. Kidd, Julius
Delegates to Judicial Convention R. W.
Sabin. 8. 'Rlnaker. L. P. Trude, H. E. Spaf
ford. J. A. O'Keefe. E. N. Kauffman, 8. C.
Smith. M. B. Davis. H. J. Dobbs. F. B.
Draper, C. 8. Boggs. Adam McMullen, T.
P. Moseley, P. H. James, A. H. Kldd, 8. D.
C. F. Steele and George L. Sheldon, can
didates for governor, addressed the convention.
Iroqnnla and Jefferson doha Ontllae
Plnn for Entertnlnlngr the
CHICAGO, July 17. Arrangements were
made today by the Iroquois and Jefferson
democratic clubs for the entertainment of
William J. Bryan, when lie reaches Chicago
on his return from Europe. The Iroquois
club, according to present arrangements,
will give a luncheon and an afternoon re
ception to Mr. Bryan, while the Jefferson
club is to entertain the Nebraskan at a
large banquet at the Auditorium hotel, to
which members of both clubs and Illinois
democrats In general will be Invited.
MOBERLY, Mo., July 17. Hon. William
J. Bryan will be entertained by the demo
crats of Missouri early in September, when
a meeting in his honor will be held In St.
Louis. William Roth well, democratic na
tlonal committeeman from Missouri, an
nounced here tonight that he had received
a letter from Mr. Bryan accepting the In
vitation of the Missouri democrats, and Mr,
Rothwell said he would go to Pfo.Yl.ouls
at once to make arrangements fo ra-
Carries Both City of Lincoln aad
Country Prcclacta.
LINCOLN, Neb.. July 17.' (Special Tele
gram.) L. P. Ludden, candidate for lieu
tenant governor, carried Lancaster county
today in the republican primaries, defeat
ing Dr. H. J. Wlnnett, candidate for rail
road commissioner, by a substantial ma
jority. He carried both the city and the
county precincts, but what his majority is
In the county cannot be ascertained tonight.
In the city the action of yesterday's cau
cuses was ratified.
In Judge Frost's home precinct Ludden
secured five delegates. Judge Frost won
out by one vote and two delegates tied.
The convention will meet In the Oliver
theater at 1:$0 tomorrow afternoon. Judge
Roscoe Pound Is temporary chairman.
ceptlon.-t" ". ; .4 -.. ; , .s , ' J"; - .
Battleship - Goes Over Foor-Mtle
Coarse at Rate of Kaots
aa Hoar.
SEATTLE. Wash.. July 17. The battle
ship Nebraska was today subjected to the
official endurance test, going over the four
mile course It steamed at the rate of 19.06
knots per hour, exceeding the requirements
by .01 knots and demonstrating Its su
periorlty. Robert Moran of the Moran
Brothers company, builders of the vessel
stated to the Associated Press represents.
tlve at the conclusion of the test that he
was well satisfied with the showing made
by the vessel.
In the standardization trip and endurance
test the Nebraska waa manned by a crew
consisting largely of university students
and Inexperienced seamen generally, while
in the east when a battleship is tried out
It Is Invariably manned by a crew or
ganized especially for that purpose. The
Nebraska will be returned to Its dock and
rushed to completion Immediately.
Exchanae Will Attempt to Eliminate
Monopoly of Certain Elevator
Two Killed la Colllsloa .tear Plaa
teravlllo aad Snake Bltea
a lirrltsr.
Interested In the Wlnnett candidacy is
There is aim. euuiiy involved for the . Tnnmul-Kim's. Rroa n cnmiilnntlnn & nrl
widows and children shareholders, who look f,,- fiht has been vunl At first thi.
to the companies for their dividends and 1 a f,Prce fi8ht h" ea' At nr" thl"
of course we hav their Interests at heart, ! combination used the name of George Shel
also. The directors are acting In the po- i j0n to help get votes, but last night It
sltlon of trustees. They have no power to ' - , ,, kik u'inni, . ,,,.
act bevond their contract. They have no I developed that both Wlnnett and Sheldon
more right to cheat the shareholders out of had been double-crossed and all the energy
their Interest or property than has anv one cf this particular machine, which la led
In the United States to confiscate private '. . .. i inroin Frost who wants k.
property without due process of law. bv Jud' uncoin rrosi, wno wants to be
We propose fair treatment for all; no j Judge of the federal court of this new dls
prefeienccs. no fish for one and fowl for trict to be created, was centered On getting
a,ht0li:re.n' delegation to the state convention In-
would. Of course, It should be remembered ! structed for Brewn for senator,
Infantry Realmeat Begins March from
Paebla, Colo., ta Fort D. A.
PUEBLO, Colo.. July IT. The Twenty-
ninth United States infantry broke camp
HOUSTON. Tex., July 17.-Two men were today nd started on a march of 2b".
killed and three others seriously hurt In I m1'" to rort D' A' Ru,,11- wro. The
a collision of two oU trains on the Gulf. ' ,r,D u rhedU'd occupy nineteen days.
Colorado Santa Fa railroad, near Plan-Ibut 'oner marches may be ordered ii.
teraville, late last night. The dead: I order to consume but eighteen days. It
ENGINEER CHARLES SECHRLTr. j was the Intention to have the regiment
FIREMAN GRIFFINS. begin Its march northward yesterday, but
One of tha trains was a double header. I a day waa allowed the offjoera to visit
each other, aa thla Is the first time the
full regiment baa been together in aeveral
years. The regiment will take part id
the target practice and army maneuvers
Bat Fort P. A. KuaaaU early In August,
The three engines were demolished.
Engineer Jamea Lake of the northbound
train escaped unhurt, but while searching
for water waa bitten by a polaonoua soaks
aod ia la a critical condition.
that there, is a clause in our policies that
this company Is not liable at once for the
loss occasioned directly or Indirectly by In
vasion, earthquake, insurrection, riot. etc.
We expect to be here several weeks and our
decision will be announced by publication
as soon as we reach It.
Tha payment of iSWXO or t9,000,(K" de
pends upon the decision of the British
Maa aad Wife Aecased of Killing
Maa Too Friendly with
Ludden announced early he wanted to
name his own dt legation and have it go
to the state convention unlnstructed other
wise It was after this the combination
got Dr. Wlnnett lo enter the race. Having
no issue. Judge Frost and Harry Dobbins
of the Ne conceived the Idea of pro- I
CHICAGO. July 17. In an attempt to
place the Chicago market on a more satis
factory basis In competition with Minne
apolis and other Important grain centers
and eliminate the monopoly which It Is
charged Is now enjoyed by certain elevator
companies, the Board of Trade will to
morrow vote on the question of amending
Its rules. The passagi of the proposed
amendment. It Is said, will tend to eliminate
the advantage now held by the elevator
men over the commission merchants In
the purchase of grain. The adherents of
the amendment assert that If It la proper
to have a commission rule fixing the com
mission to be charged for buying and selling
contract grades In the market for future
delivery, It Is equally essential to estab
lish an equitable charge for the buying
of cash grain to arrive.
Tw,ntj-FiTe Thousand Visitor Atfti
Reunion tt Colorado Capital.
Wild Weit Show and Indian Exhibit
Among the Features.
Bapid Growth of Orranitation Brine Up
Vanj New Questions.
Conatltntloa of Order May Be Amended
aad Rare Problem Will f.lve
Delegates gome Hard
DENVER. July 17.-About JS.OOo Klks and
women accompanying them In attendance
st the twentieth annual reunion of the or
der have registered at the local headquar
ters and others are still coming on every
train bound for Denver, The weather Is
superb, the city In gala attire and all In
dications point to a most enjoyable and
memorable reunion. Kntertalnment suited
lo all tastes has been provided for the
visitors. A wild west show and Indian ex
hibitions are among the special features
and Kl Itch's gnrdens weer thrown open
free to Elks today. Women who had reg
Istered were shown about the city In auto
mobiles. From 9 o'clock until noon a re
ception to visiting F.Iks and their families
was held in the park and Elks' rooms at
St. Anthony's hospital. The band contest,
a feature of the Elks' reunions, began to
day. The Boston and Montana band of
Butte a-on the prlxe by default. Twelve
other bands entered, but failed to qualify,
as they did not have thirty-two pieces.
The grand lodge held Its flrst business
session at .2 o'clock this afternoon. Re
vision of the constitution Is one of the
moat Important matters to come before tha
convenlon. The order a-ss established as 3
social organisation and "good fellowship"
was one of the prerogatives for member
ship. So rapid has been the growth of the
order that it has been found necessary to
broaden Its scope and place It upon a more
solid foundation.
Jlew Form ef Goveraaaeat.
With the adoption of a new form of gov.
eminent along the lines laid down In tho
American constitution members believe the
order will be strengthened to such an ex
tent that It will become In fact, as well as
In name, the leading benevolent organisa
tion In the world.
By the adoption of the proposed new con
stitution three forma of government will
be established executive, Judicial and leg
Islative. Thla will put all the executive
power In the hands of tha grand exalted
ruler, while the Judicial duties, such as the
arbitration of all questions pertaining to
the order, will be placed in the hands of
a board of novemora pr similar body: The
Jeglslatlva; rowen;-.xt course,, win , devolve
uo'M i delegates In Mrcycvitlon. -',.'
A new ritual has also , been ' prtpnrml, .
whloh Is said to be so far superior to the
old that there ia no question of Its ultimata
Race Qaestloa to Fore.
Henry J. Darwood, a member of tha Phil
adelphla delegation, will Introduce a resolu
tion condemning the use of the Elks' badge
by the Fraternal, ' Benevolent and Protec
tive Order of Elks of America, an organisa
tion of negroes, and recommending th
adoption of an official emblem. Tha en
tire negro question will be thoroughly gon
over and It Is expected that steps will b
taken to attempt to prevent the colored
organisation from using the Elk head.
tClectloa of Officers.
There waa an active contest for each
office and the counting of ballots waa not
completed until tonight. . The following were
declared the officers of the grand lodge for
the ensuing year:
Grand Exalted Ruler, Henry A. Melvln,
Oakland, Cel.
Grand Esteemed Leading Knight, R. L.
Quelsser, Zanesvllle O.
Grand Esteemed Loyal Knight,. Edward
Mclaughlin. Boaton.
Grand Esteemed lecturing Knight, W, W.
MaClellan, Pittsburg.
Grand Trustee, Dr. W. H. Haviland.
Butte. Mont.
Grand Secretary, Fred C. Robinson, Du
buque, la.
Grand Treasurer, John K. Tener, Charle
rol, Pa.
There was 1.2X5 delegates to the grand
lodge present, this being the second largest
meeting ever held.
The matter of changes In the constitution
was taken up, but was not completed to
night. During the day Baltimore forged to
the front as the meeting place of the next
grand lodge and the contest Is now be
tween that city and Philadelphia. The vote
on the convention city held to
morrow. Tonight the downtown streets are given
over to a Jollification of the newly elected
Secretary of Agrirnltnre Will Return
to Washlngtoa After Visiting
Twin Cities.
Former Counsel of Mrs. Klaaa, Who
Was Mardered In ew York
' Locked I p.
NEW YORK, July 17. Burton W. Gibson,
former counsel for Mrs. Alice Klnan, whi
was mysteriously murdered on the night
uf June 8 in '.he old homestead In the
Bronx, occupied by her mother, Mrs. L. M.
Stenton, and herself, was tonight committed
to the Tombs by "order of Coroner Mc
Donald in default of 12500 ball. Thla action
followed the close of the coroner'a Inquest
tonight, when the Jury brought In a verdict
TAMA, la., July 17. Secretary of Agri- jthat Mrs. Klnan was murdered by a person
culture, James Wllaon, who has been r.t or persons unknown and recommended
ki. W. tn.K k.r. left trttliffht fnr 1inn,,flnnlii, I v.a, riil.a.irt he h.M frtr ,vamln,Mnn V tl,.
I.......... - F ,he he wm , direCt to Wash-i grand Jury.
ru,d.rln0U' L Tit? '.''r - inron. . j"u.b.on occupied the stand during ,h.
that Mr. Roseaater was mixing In the
fight In this county, the Journal-News-Brown
combination continued to attack him
and seek to make that the Issue.
grtater part of today's session, lis said
ST. LOUIS, July 17. A special to the
Post-Dispatch from Fulton, Mo., says:
Edmund A. Bailey and his wife, Alva Bai
ley, were placed on trial before Special
Judge Alonxo Burns of Platte county here
today for the murder of Jay Lawder, a
wealthy mine owner at Farber, Audrain
county, November 2 last.
Bailey shot and killed Lander a the
latter was about to board a train. He
gave aa his reason that Lawder had been
too friendly with Mrs. Bailey. Later Mrs.
Bailey announced that aha had told her
husband a few days before the murder of
her relations with Lawder aud she aas
Indicted aa ax accessor tfois tiio Xact,
Dr. Wilcox for geaator aad Thlesoa
for Float Represeatatlvo.
HEBRON. Neb., Juty 17. (Special Tele
gram.) At the senatorial and float repre
sentative conventions held In this place
yesterday F. U Rain of Falrbury was
chosen chairman and E. E. Correll of He
bron secretsry.
Dr. F. Wilcox of Hubbell aas nominated
for senator from the Twenty-third sen
atorial district, composed of the counties
of Thaytr and Jefferaon. John P. Theisen
of Jansen, Jefferson county, was noni
Inited for float representative from tbs
Movements of Oreaa Vessels Jnly IT. , th.-t Mrs. Stenton engaged him tor' defend
At New York Arrived: Georglc f rom : nualter proceedings which had been in
men.rorn K'W:1 . .muted -gains, her property and e.t.b.i.h
.Continued on Becood fag )
helm II. for Hrenien: Pannonlu. for Nanles , her right to title. After prolonged lltlga-
and Flume; Prlns Oscar, for Naples and I tion the propeity was sold In September,
LvneOrpoo?f,n,,'0 Nl"'U"; l''ronl"- lor lie, for Ouo. ostensibly to Archibald M.
At Gibraltar Arrived: Romanic, from ; McFarland. but in reality to Gibson, and
Boston. ...., ... I nine months later was resold for 190,000.
A t Liverpool-Sailed: Carmania. for New j uf th proflt G hhnn admlttM l3MW w ,
At NaplesArrived: Sicilian Prince and ! go to hlmwlf and the rest to his father,
Calabria, from New York. Sailed:' Laxlo McFarland and John Kclley, who were as-
"a. AnIwerPAr'rivV. dT0rKroonland. f rom j "'',' " ,n ,n" dal 11 ""a"d
New York. ! only money received by Mrs. Stenton Was
At Cheibourg Arrived: Kaiser Wilhelm i'. giv. n ti her bv a lawyer. Ashtnn,
aT tjri.'epe, iioiii irw I Ul ft.
At Glacgow Arrived: Ahtoria, from New
At Chrlstlanla Sailed: Oscar II. for New
At Montreal Arrived : Virginian, from
Al twerp.
At Boston Arrived : Canadian, from Liv.
erpool: laurentiun, from Glasgow, balled:
SyKanla, for Liverpool; Bohemia u, for Liv--arbooU
who sited with Gibson in tho li-gul pro
ceeding. Gibson admltied that utter the murder
he brtii visited tho Stenton home and h.1
removed certain ih.c t,m nts and certain
iirih j,' M of vali.o. Thl he claimed he had
a right to do, and declared that aw k4
nuufltd U ioUce at jiiat Urns