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Tel. Douglas (18.
4,0CK) new and beautiful Shirt Waists bought at a fraction of
9:00 in the morning till 9:30 at night. "We guarantee there "will be more pretty waists sold that
day than was ever sold before in the same time in Omaha, Notice: Ladies are beginning to tele
phone, "Can't I have some of these waists reserved till Saturday!" To every one we wish to
say, not one waist will be sold before 9:00 A. M., Saturday, f
Have Your Bed Blankets Wash
ed by Mill Process Now.
Th beauty of fine wool blankets Is
often spoiled by them not being wanned
properly. They have shrunk, turned
hard, oily, or have changed from while to
a dirty yellow. All this ran be avoided
and you can have your bed blanket like
new If you aend them to tin. We have
them asahed, bleached, rebound and re
f.nlshed by one of the hen mllla In the
ccuntry. Prices for single blankets. 75c;
double blankets. 1110. Fend them to blan
ket department In basement. We will
make a shipment to our blanket mill about
August 15. Get your blankets here In
Infants' Short Dresses.
Most any store can. show a line of In
ante' dresses, but to show the kind that
signal ha gone forth arrests will be use
less and the government will again And
that It acted too late In closing the po
litical clubs which has been followed by the
rlnxlng of all the workmen's unions and
suspected tea houses,
.New Police Proclamation.
The prefect of police ha issued another
proclamation warning the population that
persons guilty of armed resistance to the
authorities or police, or of attempt to com
mit political crimes, will oe given over to
the tender mercies of military courts-mar-Hal,
while lesser offenses, like participa
tion In the formation of league, Incite
ment to strikes, etc., will be punishable
administratively without trial by a line of
I1.SG0 and Imprisonment of from three to
six month.
The reports from the provinces Indicate
that the authorities do not fear to employ
harsher measure than used at the capital.
The editors of confiscated newspapers are
compelled to give hoatagea as guarantees
against attempts at illegal publications.
In the meantime the government In spite
of the rebuffs received from M. Shlpoff and
ethers, whom It appeared haa not aban
doned the Idea of inducing men of standing
In the country, outside of bureaucratic cir
cles to enter a reorganised or enlarged cabi
net or of creating an advisory council.
The emperor In this connection haa renewed
the pressure brought to bear upon M. Ouch
koff, the prominent moderate member of
the Moscow gematvo.
"Dependent Rations" Meet.
There are also Indication that the gov
ernment, following tha complete' surrender
to the demands of Finland, will seek to
expropriate land and Baltic province by
concessions for the purpose of divorcing
them from tha revolutionary movement 4a
Russia, proper. The assembly of nobles and
representatlvea of the towna and peasantry
Is now meeting at Riga, and it Is believed
that overtures have been made by some of
the Polish leaders for a similar confer
ence at Warsaw to dlsauss th present
needs of the Poles. However, In the BsJtlo
province at least, the government Is re
lying for pacification upon the German
aristocracy who ar more molested by the
native Letts and Esthonlans than tha Rus
slana themselves.
Sis of the elected members of
council of the empire (upper house of
parliament). Including lour represent
atlvea of science, have resigned.
Stolynla Ontllnes His Pint form.
"Strong handed reform" Is laid down by
M. Stolypln as the keynote of his ad
ministration In an Interview today In which
th new premier expressed his confidence
that thla policy, with the aid of the "In
nate patriotism of the masses," and tha
army, which. "In spite of all report is
still loyal and reliable." will tide th
country over until the convocation of the
next Parliament. He emphasised, as did
Controller of the Empire Schwaneback on I
...!...... A... .u. nt
duiiuu, hit "ii" w
Parliament was never representative nor
capable of constructive work. He spoke
with scorn of the leader of the constitu
tional democrats, not attempting to conceal
Ma Impression that the quasi respecta
bility of the party was but a cover for
Insincerity and truckling with the worst
element of the revolution. They did not i
honestly believe In either a general ex
propriation of land or In complete amnesty.
Their advocacy of these features was
, . .....
merely n campaign cry. i ne premitr niira
that the member of Parliament were
not arrested for signing he Vlborg ";
mill aim iuui;ii
them. But they
for the slightest a
constituent seditious doctrine, ucn as
Our Mid-Summer
unii ru inai I. iiiui I uuu I ......... nun ir nna un-n tini ill v rri.iiunii.u ... .... ...
. . . , . ... . ! . . - nmm rtt llf In ftt,- Ku w "w ... V ..... ' " r " ...... fin
would ds neia responsium inn " --" ,' V. r'i,.iT pelled to make similar allowances
ttempt to preach to their w"v and brldgea beinV badly fr, " lne,i I?d 5
Honest, plain and straightforward selling, whether at a profit or a loss.
'Tls the policy that bind old customer and makes new one every day
for the Boy' and Ctrl' Own Store.
A Few Specials in Front Aisle
toe Pique lists with corded
brim, button on cruwn
Fancy Pique Hats, daintily trimmed
nlth ribbon, reduced CI e
from 11. 1 to
Fancy Lingerie Hals that aold up
to 41.7V now 7(
.. and
White 11iue Reefer with detach
able colored sailor collars and
ciiffs, to. 00 value, now Aft
3-M and i.9V
Pique Jacket for age 1. t and X,
values to MOO. now tl
H. fjajt and
A .an
1515 Douglaa Street
We expect to receive by American express
have style, originality and character, la
a different proposition, the one we speak
of today are truly beautiful; ' eaamlne
every seam, and the general workmanship
and you will agree with us that they are
made absolutely perfect. ' Come Friday
and see them, even If yoti haven't the
slightest Idea of buying. ' We mention
some of the best styles, space does not
permit describing all of them.-
Infants' dresses, made of India llnon,
small tucks snd lace Insertion, ' put In by
hsnd, feather stitching to form yoke; also
tucks and lace Insertion and ruffle lace
edge around bottom. Price. W W)' each.
Infants' dresses, mad of India llnon,
fancy yoke, made of smsll embroidery pat
tern, lace Insertion and band feather
stitching, lace trimmed neck" and aleeves,
turks In skirt and wide hem. Fries. 13.00
Another beautiful style, made' of India
llnon, yoke of embroidery , medallions,
feather stitching snd French knots, tuck
snd embroidery ruffle on skirt, neck and
We close evenings at 5 o'clock, except Saturday at 9:30.
Howard Street, Corner Sixteenth.
refusal to pay taxes or furnish recruits to
the army.
Evidence of Alleged Plot.
PARIS, July 28. -According to the Jour
nal's St. Petersburg correspondent the
Russian authorities discovered In the course
of recent searches the existence of a gi
gantic organisation for a general revolu
tionary strike In October hrxt, the plans
of which had been perfectly, prepared.
The emperor consequently decided to strike
sharp blow by dissolving the representa
tive assembly and thus prevent Parliament
from becoming a tribune for revolutionists.
The Echo de Paris state It was police
Intervention at a secret meeting at the
offices of the newspaper Mlsla, which was
attended by a number of deputies, that
led to the dlscoverey of a plot by the
organised labor and Jewish groups of the
lower house of Parliament. The govern
ment demanded the expulsion of the leader
of the movement. Deputy Solomka. The
house refused to nccede and consequently
It was dissolved, the government believing
It was cognisant of the plot.
Finnish Policemen strike.
HElINOFORS. Finland, July 26,-Thls
city la without police protection owing to
a atrke of patrolmen on all the beats.
After a. conference between the authorities
and cltlsens today It was announced that
the striker had all been discharged and
that the residents would undertake the
preservation of order until the organisation
of a new police force.
Conditions In Interior.
KHARKOV, July 28. A Vorreapondent
of the Associated Press, who arrived here
today from St. Peteraburg, found the rail
road station en route heavily guarded by
troop. While all la quiet, he says there
1 a - tremendous undercurrent of excite
ment. , ; ' .J
The governor general ha confiscated; the
paper owned by Prof. Qrodeskul, who was
vice president of the lower ' house, 'and
another liberal paper, and ha forbidden
the printing offices to publish contribu
tions of any kind from member of the
outlaw Parliament. The attitude of th
peasantry In this province I represented
to be alarming. Agitator are traveling
from place to place. Inciting the peasant
rlae, burn, plunder and take possession-of
the land. Two estates near here were
burned last night.
Coses Containing Sixty Persona
Ditched at Springfield, Mo., and
Thirty of Them Injured.
SPRINGFIELD. Mo- July 28.-Thlrty per.
sons were Injured, two of them fatally, a
the result of the wreck of' St. Lpul &
San Franclaco passenger train No. 12, bound
for St. Louis, at 11 15 o'clock tonight. The
; ' . ' .,
.R- J-. lhorP of Montlcello, Ma: concus-
sion ot tne Drain.
Mrs. Kate Sliotley; Injured Internally.
The wreck was caused by a defective
switch. Three coaches passed over In
safety, but the fourth left the track and
turned over. This coach contained about
sixty passenger and all of them received
slight Injuries. Two sleepers did not leave
the track
Cloodborst He port Uustrrattd.
MODANE, France. July fA The reports
'that fifteen person were allied as a result
. -f--ne .louubur.i yesterday In the Mont
! --.. rfi.trirt are Incorrect. The rumors
. I v "'." . .v.. .
W "Hl1"
have heen
but nce then
' damaged.
Clearance Sales
Boy' $1.00. 1.:& and $1.56 K. & K.
laundered Blouses, selling 7Q
fast at
Boys' I'nlaundered K. A K. and K.
8 blouses, special values snd
liberal assortment, 50C
Price reduced on many atylea of
boys' and Girls' Hals anu Capa,
straw snd clulli hits and wn-
able caps, two large lota
at 60o and
a 1 1
n- SI
Bee, July 18. 1906.
today, our great purchase of
their real value Saturday, from
lace edge,
Price, 14.00 each.
Gown Special for Friday.
One of our regular numbers, the work
manship Is good and the style la dainty,
low priced for Friday' special selling.
This gown Is made of fine long cloth, with
round neck snd short sleeves, with Valen
ciennes edging. Regular price, $2.28.
One other pretty style of cambric with
embroidery yoke and short aleevsa. Reg
ular price, 2.25.
Second floor.
Miss Steenstrup, Expert Needle
Gives free Instructions In fsncy needle
work every day from 2 to 4:30. All the
newest stitches are taught. Class meets
In millinery department on second floor.
Materials must b purchased here.
(Continued from First Page.)
organizations and acting in entire harmony
with their purposes.
in pursuing nis investigations Mr. oower
called on me this morning and, with Mr.
I'tt's sssistance, we went over tha whole
basis of the controversy. Boiled down, the
position of .the Rock Island with regard to
the elevation allowance discrimination Is
told clearly by Mr. Gower in his publlo
statement of yesterday. In reply to that
I want to say that the business public of
Omaha Is not concerned with tne motives
of the Rock Island officials, nor with their
reasons for any action they may take, but
solely with the effect that action has upon
our Interests.
W have no ohject'on to the Rock Island
making an unloading allowance at Kansaa
City. Our objection arises from the fact
that It Is withheld at Omaha. There Is no
legal complication In the way of making
that allowance a Omaha. On the con
trary, our lawyers advise us that the fail
ure to make It is absolutely illegal, being
a gross discrimination against Omaha.
Th reduction of rates to which Mr.
Gower refers in his statement has nothing
whatever to do with the controversy, such
reduction having been made from Omaha
to the east. Kansas City has the same re
duction and the unloading allowance also.
We want to be fair with the Hock Island
road and with all roads that serve this
market. No other policy will avail us In
the long run, but we do not know any
standard of fairness that compels us to
submit to a severe Injury, based upon an
uncertain and vague promise that It would
result ultimately to our good. We' want
the ultimate good, of course, and we are
willing to give the Rock Island people
credit for good faith in promising It. In
the meantime our situation with regard to
Kansaa City may be likened to that of two
men badly injured In a railroad wreck.
Both are promised, that they can ultimately
be completely cured. One Is taken to a
hospital, safeguarded In every way, given
every attention his condition needs; the
other is left lying out In ,the cold to XAko
care of himself. If he can. He may re
cover, but. whether he doe or, not, he may
o paraoneo iar reeling resentful and un-
irienaiy on socount ot tne neglect. The
Otnaha market will undoubtedly weather
all the present railroad storms, but It will
feel friendly only to those railroads that
extended it neoessary succor during those
Mr.. Gower could offer no relief from th
effect of the Memphis equalisation, but
made light of that effect, claiming-that
little business was moving. I assured him
that we were contending, In that case,
against the recognition of a dangerous
J.rinclple, which would constitute an in
urious precedent. He objected to holding
the Rock Island for the sins of the 'Frisco.
I told him that we were not lawyers and
refused to recognise the separate entity of
two properties which were so closely -related
that one man, W. B. Biddle, con
trolled the policies of both. In other words
we must reach the 'Frisco through the Rock
Island. .
To sum up, the situation remain exactly
the aame as when Mr. Gower came, except
that I am glad he knows, of his own knowl
edge, that his road Is facing a thoroughly
united and hostile sentiment In Omaha and
that that sentiment can only be dispelled
by the removal of the discrimination that
caused It.
This la the text of the Interstate Com
merce commission's finding at the former
hearing of the caae: ,
Inton PacIHe Elevator Allowance.
The I'nlon PaclHc entered Into contracts
with Peavey & Co., under which the latter
erected grain elevators at Council Bluffs
and Kansas City for the transfer of grain
at those terminals of the Union Pacific sys
tem and for the service of transferring
grain by elevator at said points the Union
Pacific agreed to pay Peuvey & Co, 14
centa per hundred. Corporations controlled
by Peavey A Co. were formed to conduct
elevators at each point. Peavey & Co. ate
large buyers and shippers of grain in the
northern and western graln-produclug
stales and control a large number of coun
try elevators. In making this arrangement
the I'nlon Pacific acted in good falib. and
the facts Indicate that lVt cents per luu
pounds Is not excessive charae for the serv
ice as coi
ice as conducted by the elevator companies.
The real complainants In the nroceedlna
, Th. rl .onplatau ,h. proceeding
! ar carriers competing with the Union Pa-
be com
et truns
Ipper nor
y A Co.
has appeared to protest nor complain In
any manner against this arrangement.
First That the compensation paid for ele
vator or transfer service la not unreasona
ble. Second That the Union Pacific 1 entitled
to perform the work itself or hire It dona
by other and la not legally at fault or
guilty of wrong-doing, because Incidentally
those employed by the carrier to transfer
the grain are aided more or less In another
Una of business In which they are engaged.
Third That any Injury or detriment re
sulting to rival carriers under the arrange
ment Is aomethlng which the law doea not
seek to prevent.
The conclusions reached by the Interstate
Commerce commission In Its decision states:
"However objectionable the arrangement In
question, may appear from any point of
view, we are convinced, rather against our
original impressions, thst It cannot be ad
Judged unlawful. We have found these
contract were made In good faith and fur
a legitimate purpose. Tl parties were
competent to contract; the thing done la
proper and necessary to protect the Inter
ests of the carrier; the consideration la not
excessive and the honesty of the transac
tion is unlm peached
Krdln the assertion that the action
of th Union Paclfio will compel other cur
riers to make similar altoau'ei at other
point the commission sa' a: This appre
hension on their part may be well founded,
but how does that alter or affect the legal
rights of the respondent? The law Imposes
no duty on the I'nlon Pacific to safeguard
the business ot Its competitors or the ship
pers they serve. The commission holds also
that the effect of the arrangement Is no
more a violation of the law than would be
a reduction of the rate.
Mailing Trnst Move.
MINNEAPOLIS, July ! -The Amerlcsn
Malting company, or "Malting trust," cap
italised at tao.iuo.OOO. the greatest corpora
tion of the kind and predominant ia the
barley trad of the United States. wiH re
move Its western purchasing headquarter
from Milwaukee to Mlnneajll.s about Au
gust L
S egress Bear Sis Children.
NASHVILLE. Tentu. July M. At Klng
aton. In Williamson county, this state, a
negresa yesterday gave birth to six chil
dren. The children ar well formed and
all wr allv at last acceuala,
Defendant ia Dirorc Case AMtulttd u
She Wi Leaving Court Houio.
Colored Coachman's Story thai Ills
Wife Was Paid for Lying;
- for Mr. HartJe Fall
" rut.'
PITTSBURG, July 86-Just after leaving
th courthouse today' following the adjourn
ment of the hearing In the HartJe divorce
case, Mary Scott HartJe, the respondent in
the case, was attacked by an unidentified
man on the street. Despite th crowd
about the courthouse at the time the man
made Ms escape. . AlthhugH a short chase
was made after him he escaped through an
Mrs. HartJe left th building with Mr.
Alexander Slocum; who haa been Mr.
HartJe' constant companion throughout the
hearing. The women were on their way to
the office of John Freeman, Mr. HartJe
counsel. They had gnae but a few step
from the court room when a man having
the appearance of a mill worker thrust out
his arm and grabbing Mrs. HartJe dragged
her across the pavement, saying: "Mary,
come m-lth me."
Screaming with fright. Mr. HartJe man
aged to escape from the man and found
refuge In Mr. Freeman' office. In the
meantime th crowd stood about apparently
paralyzed at the Incident. The man started
to run and was lost P those who took up
the chase. Some .few minutes later Mrs.
Slocum' pointed out B'tnsn as the assailant
and he was arrested, hut released when
Mrs. HartJe said he was not the man.
Today was the first since the hearing that
Mrs. HartJe has appeared on the street
without a detective being near. At her own
request the detectives were dismissed from
protecting her. ' 1
More Sensations Promised.
At today's session of the Hartja trial
counsel for Augustus HartJe called wit
nesses to refute the story told by Coachman
"Tom" Madlne' to the effect that while
Mrs. Mary Scott HartJe was In Memphis
HartJe met a blonde woman In Schenley
park and took her to hi home In the car
riage driven by Madlne.
A new sensation In the case Is promised
before the week )s over. .
Josephine Wright, whom Augustus HartJe
had been charged with visiting at ?40 Sec
ond avenue, was placed on tha stand and
testified that HartJe had never visited her.
It ' Is said that witnesses would be placed
on the Ma rid by. Mrs. HartJe to rebut the
Wright woman' testimony. It was . re
ported that Informations are to be' made
and that they are to be based on the
Wright woman' evidence.
Ashby'a Story Falls Flat.
The unusual spectacle of a husband giv
ing evidence that If produced In criminal
court would tend to convict his wife of a
crime, the punishment . for which Is 1m
prlsonpicnt In the penitentiary, was seen
this morninsr. Wilbort Ashby, husband of
Blanche Ashby, formerly a domestic In
the HartJe household, swore that his wife
had told him she had lied In the deposition
she made for Mrs. - HartJe and that Bhe
had been promised money for doing so.
Ashby also swore ,that his wife had told
him that Mrs. HartJe had declared to her
ahe was sorry .slio' had not returned to
live with Hnrtje. when he asked her to go
back to him. t At this statement Mrs.
HartJe showed ' ifire astonishment than
she ha exhibited a any, of the testimony
hitherto. .5. . ,-, ,. -
Tn . cross-examliWflon a letter which
Ashby had. wrlf tea Mfa. HartJe was placed
In evidence. In 4t fold.Mra. HartJe that
If "she could pay Blanche for speaking for
her HartJe could do the same." This took
some of tho wind out of the (alls of the
HartJe aide, a all the testimony on that
point, had been to the effect that Ashby had
written .that if Mr. HartJe could pay
Blanohe for "lying HartJe could afford
to pay for the truth."
On of the closing events of the trial
wlll .be to ahow how, where and when the
Madlne love letters were secured. This,
It waa reported . thla afternoon, would be
done tomorrow.
H. C. Brokmeyer.
ST. LOUIS, July 26. H. C. Brokmeyer,
former. lieutenant governor of Missouri and
at one time acting governor, died at St
Luke'. hospital this morning. He under
went an operation Saturday and did not
rally, having been 111 so long that hi
vitality had become practically exhauated.
Mr. Brokmeyer. was a nephew of the "Iron
chanoellor,'' Prince Otto . Eduard Leopold
von Bismarck, on ' his mother' tide. He
waa born August 12, 1836, near Minden,
Prussia. He came to this country at the
age of 18, his first occupation being 'that
of a bootblack in New York City. Hi
education was received In th college at
Georgetown, Ky., and Brown university.
Providence, R. 1.
In 1875 he wa democratic lieutenant gov
ernor. From 1ST6 to 1877, during the Illness
of Governor John S. Fox, ' he waa acting
governor. In the latter capacity he at
tracted considerable' attention by pardoning
Dick Little, a convicted member of the
Jesse James robber band. He was an ar
dent debater with Carl Schur during th
"crist of, '73'' and was an eleotor-at-larg
on the Cleveland ticket of 1884.
athan Hlakeley.
BEATRICE. Neb., July 2.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) Nathan Blakeley, aged S3 years,
who located in Nebraska In 1167. died sud
denly this morning of acute gastritis. Mr.
Blakeley served In the territorial legislature
True for you, there's a treat In .th crisp,
nutty, delicate, sweet tast of Grape-Nuts
served with thick rich cream.
(Don't spoil the food by trying to cook It.
That work la done perfectly at th
Th cream should soften It a bit, but not
enough, to excuse the eater from at least
a few good earnest "chews," for old Dame
Nature send rich blessing to the long
chewer. Of course the one with weak
teeth can aofteg the food with milk down
to a mush if necessary, but tha good old
Dam doesn't smile quite so cheerfully on
You know children and adults must us
th teeth and grind freely to make them
grow strong and to preserve them. Then
the act ot chewing brings down the much
needed aallva from the gums, and that
help amasingly In the dlgetlon of food
of various, kind
The saliva 1 not so much required with
Grape-Nuts, for this f'd is pre-digested.
that is, the starch turned into a form of
ugar In Ihe process of making, and that
helpa give It the fascinating flavor.
Orapc-Kuts people are healthy and enjoy
good UUoia.' ."Thr'g a reason."
from 11 to ISM. was receiver In th gov
ernment land office from 1M7 to 1STB ml
wa county clerk from ISM to W9. For
many year he was engaged In the mer
cantile and banking business and did much
for the upbuilding of Beatrice. He la sur
vived by a widow and one son.
James Richard IH-Ilemer.
DENVER, Colo., July 26. -James Richard
DeRemer, civil engineer and railroad
builder, died of paralysis todsy at his resi
dence in this city, aged 59 year. He was
born at Mauch Chunk, Pa. Mr. DeRemer
built the famous swinging bridge on which
th Denver A Rio Grande railroad goes
through the Royal gorge and achieved other
difficult engineering feat In construction
of mountain road.
Colonel A. J. Smith.
CLEVELAND, July 2 Colonel Al 3.
Smith of Cleveland, general passenger and
ticket agent of the Lake Shore A Michi
gan Somthern railway, died today at Har
rlettstown, N. Y.
Lightning Starts HeTen Fires and a
Kamber nf Frame Houses Are
Blown tlovra.
ST. LOUIS, July 2K.-A terrific wind and
rainstorm struck St. Louis and vicinity this
afternoon. Lightning started seven fires
In different parts of the city. A negro,
name unknown, was blown from his wsgon
under a rnsslng fire engine and killed.
Electrlcwires were blown down, sheds and
a few frame houses were demolished and
a number of people hurt by debris.
The excursion steamer Liberty, filled with
pleasure seekers, caught In the storm near
Alton, III., was driven through the Mis
sissippi river at uncontrollable speed and
dashed Into a dike on the Missouri side.
Rocking and toppling, with the terrorised
passengers huddled In the cabin, the prow
of the boat was forced upon the govern
ment dike, while the force of the wind
hurled chairs Into the river from the deck
and shattered the cabin windows. The
boat held firmly on the dike, however, and
when the storm had abated sufficiently the
government boat Lucia trans-shipped the
passengers and landed them In Alton.
The wind blew at a velocity of thirty
mile an hour and was accompanied by In
cessant lightning, a heavy downpour of
rain and, for a short time, hailstone fell.
The rainfall was .33 of an
A bolt of lightning struck an electric
wire cable In front of tho Commercial
building, on Olive street. For a time the
cable burned with a bright glare, causing
considerable excitement.
A porch under which John Welby had
taken refuge on Franklin avenue was blown
down on him and he was severely hurt.
Reports from the western portion of the
city are to the effect that several frame
houses were blown down and a number of
person w-ere hurt by debris, but none se
Dividend Derlared and Sentiment
Issued that No Loan Would
Be Perfected.
NEW YORK. July 26. The director of
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul rail
road, at a meeting In thts city today, de
clared semi-annual dividends of Z per
cent on the common and preferred stock.
Thla was r.o change from the last pre
vious dividend. It was expected that the
director would announce a plan for Issu
ing $25,000,000 of the company's common
stock, which wa authorized some time ago
In connection with the company's plan to
extend Its system to the Pacific coast, but
William Rockefeller, who attended today'
meeting, said that ho plan for financing the
road would be announced today fend that
the company needa .. no more money at
present. v , 1
Andltor of tho iagar Trnst Complies
with Order of Federal
Grand Jury.
NEW YORK, July 26. W. E. Foater, gen
eral auditor of the American Sugar Refin
Ing company, who on Wednesday waa taken
before Judge Hough In the federal court
for falling to produce certain books asked
for by the federal grand jury, today com
piled with the subpoena and appeared be
fore the grand Jury with the books and data
Mr. Stlmson, the United State district at
torney, declined to either confirm or deny
the statement that the federal grand Jury
waa Investigating certain western railroads
suspected of granting rebates to the Sugar
Coroner Says Great Northern Wreck
Was Caused hy High Speed Over
Dangerous Track.
SPOKANE, Wash.. July 26. The bodies
of Fireman George Bell and E. M. New-
combe, killed In the Great Northern wreck
near Camden on Monday, were recovered
from Diamond lake today. Coroner Mc-
Rae of Stevens county has decided to hold
no Inquest. He says there 1 no doubt
that the wreck was caused by running at
too high apecd over a dangerous piece of
Cleveland Conntry Clnb.
CLEVELAND, O. July 26 Fire early
today practically destrojed the building
of the Cleveland Country club, a few mile
east of the city limits. The lost Is est!
mated at $160,000) partially covered by
Insurance. The fire Is thought to have
originated from defectlva electric wiring,
Barn Near Fremont.
FREMONT. Neb., July .-(8reclal Tele
gram.) A barn on the farm of Theodore
Dlttmare, near Nickerson, was struck by
lightning Inst night and burned to the
ground with a horse and a quantity of
grain. Loss about $800, partially covered
by Insurance.
Hotel at Leeds.
LEEDS. England. July Is. The Great
Northern hotel here was practically de
stroyed by the fire which broke out here
lute last night, but the tire men prevented
the flames from spreading. The total loss
Is $760,000.
MISSOURI VALLEY. Ia., July 2 -(Special.)
The marriage of Charles K
Higglns and Jesnnette A. Tamlsla. both of
thla place, occurred yesterday morning at
I o'clock at St. Patrick's Catholic church.
Riv. Father Malone officiated. They will
reside In Missouri Valley.
Mr. James Petlzllka and Miss Bessie Tad
lock were married Thursday evening at the
parsonage of Diets Memorial church, Rev.
I). W. McGregor officiating. Mr. Pellsllka
Is a clerk at the Merchants hotel.
Robbed In a Colored Resort.
C. E. Rsnd of Frsnkfnrd. Ia.. reported to
the pollr-e lale Thursday evening he had
been robbed of his r"ll containing $120 In a
negro resort at 115 North I'.l-ver.i li street
hy an inmate Hergean" Ronifrow and
Vanoua and Patrolman 1.1' kert pulled a net
through the lowlands and at 1017 Capitol
avenue secured one who gave her name as
Maggie Jones and a horn Rand prndtlv ly
Identified as th woman wbo extracted his
money from bla pocktu
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Onr storei will bf closed for a few darn on account of a sllnht Are
Monday evening. Will rroiort goon losses,.. aj-e adjusted.
S. Fredrick Berger St Co.,
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Imperial Commission Sueeestt Number of
Reforms in Legal Procedure.
Intention Is to Make Conrt Prnetlee
Conform to Western Standard '
Barristers Have Always
Been Banned.
WASHINGTON, July 2.-Marked evi
dence of the reform which Is sweeping
China can be seen In a recommendation of
commissioner named by the government
to revise the code governing Chinese lena.
procedure which was recently submitted to
the empress dowager and emperor for
their consideration. Two revolutionary
change In the legal procedure of Chin
are suggested. These are the. right of trial
by jury and the employment of attorneys
for the defense of criminals. Never In the
history of China has the practice of law
been recognised as a reputable profession.
The study of law has been frowned upon
from time Immemorial, and only recently
have attorneys been permitted to argue
casea In courts, and thla permission has
been limited to courts in coast cities, where
foreigners reside. Heretofore a class of
scribes versed in legal phraseology has
been authorised to draw up petitions and
other legal document, but these men have
not been lawyers In the broader sense.
From the report of the commissioners.
which has just been submitted to the State
department. It may be seen that Jnpan's
action In bringing Its legal procedure Into
harmony with the European court methods
has Induced the Chinese commissioner to
suggest the abolition of the present an
tique methods of that empire for the
methods In vogue among all western na
tions. Recommendations of Commission.
Internal tonal complication a a. result
of the difference between the procedure In
China and in other parts of the world are
discussed by the commission, which says:
In China mixed Chinese-foreign casea ate
daily Increasing In number and complexity.
uiniuni i-uusiuer- our manner i judg
ment different from theirs, and there con
stantly arises a difference ot. views. Chi
nese merchants, too. are not familiar with
foreign regulations and constantly suspect
bias, and as such suspicions accumulate
harmony become Impossible. Every law
suit growing out of some ordinary trifling
dispute become a question for interna
tional intervention. 1 here nave oeen in
numerable cases of this sort In recent
years. Unless tha rule of court proc dur-j
be revised, with changes of all kinds being
permitted and their adoption even being
urged, although tha real body (of the laWi
may be perfect. Its general operation will
not be a success mid the judicial adminis
tration will not be Improved.
Heretofore at the various ports of Inter
national trade In China foreign lawyera
have already been permitted to practice In
the courta. Worst of all, even the Yaniens,
following the custom of employing ad
visers, have depended upon foreigner for
defense In Chinese suits, with the result
that much obstruction has been experi
enced. For Instance, when a case of Inter
national concern has arisen they nave in
vited such an attorney to conduct the
case, although there Is certainly no right
principle of action requiring a man to as
sist others to the detriment of his own
pnople. On thla account the ex-territorial
powers of the consul grow and extend
themselves. How can one bear to think of
the evlla that must afterward result?
May Educate Lawyers.
A the change suggested by the com
mission. If put into effect, would necessi
tate the employment of hundreda ot law
yer throughout the province, the com
missioner make recommendation for
China to undertake thla legal work. They
suggest that henceforth . In each' of th
provincial chool where men ar being
trained In the law a definite number of
student of good character, "aerlou
mlnded and well veraed In the law," shall
be selected, who, after they have com
pleted their' courses, shall be examined,
and If found qualified shall be given diplo
ma and apportioned among the province
to argue caae before the court. If such
young men cannot be provided on short
notice the commission recommend that
each province ahall aelect the beat quali
fied of Ita legal secretaries for thla work.
These legal secretaries are men familiar
with the code, employed as private crs
tarles by the magistrate to assist In diffi
cult caaea. Until recently such aecretarlo
had no official (landing.
A revision of the cod accomplished by
the commission provide for the division
of all casea Into two classes, civil and
criminal. Th civil elas Include case
having to do with debts, houses, lands,
title and damages. Cases that have to do
with rebellion, counterfeiting, murder, rob
bery and swindling are Included In the
criminal clasa.
Wisconsin Man Holds Port In Contest
for Water Right on
MILWAUKEE. July 2p An Evening Wis
consin special from Ladystnith, Wis., says
that the long-threatened clash between
John Diets and family on one side and a
posse on the other occurred yesterday, and
Incomplete Information Indicates that Diets
still hold the fort. About ISO shot were
fired. One of the posse waa ahot three
times and la in a serioua condition. Clar
ence Diets, aon of John, wa also wounded,
but hi condition Is unknown.
JoUn Diets for a long time has pre-
WA NTED Csrpenters; steady work,
drtts Jus. aUileslgsr, Xulan, Iter-
L Baking S
Powder f
, 11 000 O) will U sires foe a
fc. kmf lutiewrf liJitffliMM to L
3 I I C
vented the delivery of'W feet of log
at the' Cameron," dam. on the Thortiapple
river. Repeated "efforts to serve 'paper on
Diets, who declared he would dle defending
himself, fallfd. Several days sgo, how--ever,
the court called for a 'posse, which
Included six militiamen.' and sent' It to the
dam to serve ptipers Vm Diets. ArcoiMIng to
Jnnies Harrington, 'who witnessed the flgqt
and who ai rived" af'f .a dy smith tortSiy, Dletr,
aldrd by his wife and son. opened fire when
the posse appeared and A lively funllude
was maintained for some tlitie. Diets firing
from behind a stump. "
Hevrlngton left the siehe. helping to
onre for the wounded man before the fight
had terminated, hut he h"lMveit tint prior
to that time paper's had not been served
on Dlete. '
A Journal special from" Ladysmlth,'
W is., ssys: "effort to" Capture Diet
haa been abandoned for t he ' present.
Head of Treasury Department Any
He la "lot Mixing;. In. lovra .
FlBbt. ?
CHICAOO. July :fi -Secretary of the
Treasury Bhaw arrived fn 'this city tonight
from Washington. ' "
"I will grf to Waterloo, la ; FrldAy after
noon." he said at his hotel foday. '"Where I
will deliver n lecture ht the rnatftauiua
noW in sesMon there'. Saturday I go' b Ot
tumwa, where I will' deliver an 'address fo
the Chautauqua aserhhly there. ' 'After that
( will go to Des Moines to' fltterM tlie re
publican pohventle-n.'" ' ' .
"My mission west bears' no official sig
nificance. It Is slmpl.r a'Jou'fney ritiprlvate
matters. I am rM"rhflng up' "'In any fac
tional fight,' as soMe have stated "ahonf iny
present trip. I wltf YetdVn' fo Washington
within the coming two wepks ,
California Conrt Orders "Apostle" Id
Pay Expenses of Owe Re-..
Ilgrlona Bevlval.
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SAN FRANCISCO, .July jH.-The " Cali
fornia supreme court yesterday . handed
down a decision-; on a petition by John
Alexander Dowte from a Judgment of' the
superior court, ordering him to pay to
Attorney Hugh Craig $1.764. ), with inter
est from 1882. The Judgment of the. lower1
court, was affirmed.', ; tl .
Craig advanced money for-DowIe to con
duct a revlvallstlei meeting 'at the Jpt;nd
Opera house In this city: In 1KS ' for
which Dowle agreed to reimburse - hint
from the proceeds of ' the collection.: Tha
proceeds did not come- up to expectation
and Craig brought.eault to recover --th
money. r" ioinUi1
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Clldden Ton r I sis In Maln."".0
WATERVILLE, Me., July, 26. -The Glidi
den automobile tourists were favored with
pleasant weather as they rode out of
Waterville today, beaded for Rangley
bikes, a distance of 105 miles. There were
fifteen cars with clean acores In the group
of machine contesting for the Qlldden
trophy, snd two contestants for the Deme
Ing trophy had not marred their reoords
up to the hour of starting today.. .
AUGUST 4, 5, 6
Tickets honored in-,
Either Standard or,", i
Tourist Sleepers.
July 26. 27, 28. 29,' '29.
Friday, July 27th. Lavas' Day.
Sunday, July 29th4 2 (iarak.' 1 '.'
1st game called 2:30.
Games called 3; 45. '' '. '.. .
llarney ami-Jmti t 1'l.uor iNiug. .i
Tonight :H. Oilmen (Vneert 7 ti
World's Famous Bar.loiet'.play at th
ttllou this week. Ionf ml-"s him.
Vopalar yrtcs. Me, Me, Mo.
i Saturday Matlaee Beat luit too.