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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVI -NO. 43.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 7, 190fTEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TnREE CENTS.
EAR OF CIVIL WAR
sral Leaders in Russia Cautions in En
ILD AVOID HORRORS OF ARMED REVOLT
iit Pnblio Not in Sympathy With
Plans of Proletariat
, yiY LABOR LEADERS ARE LUKEWARM
' Wilroad Vn Will Bet Obej the Order to
' Quit Work. '
GOVERNMENT AGENTS ARE ACTIVE
Central Committee of the Social Dero-
oenti Oaptured and Locked
Up Printers Return
T. PETERSBURG . , )(l'eM dl'
patches from th Interlo " '' few
hours entirely change the tt he
general strike oromlM to pro
plat failure. Although the llbe. ,''
strongly opposed to tbe course of tht. "
ornment, they shrink from precipitating,
revolution and the horrora of a civil war
In which the country would be plunged If !
tha plana of tha prolaterrlat leaders were
auooesaful. Not only la the sympathy of
tha Intelligent publlo lacking but In St.
Petersburg tha Isadora of the various labor
organisations find many of the followers
lukewarm and even In open rebellion
a gal net thalr orders. When the central
committea of tha printers' union adjourned
laat night many of the men returned to
their caaaa with the result that four news
papain appeared this morning. The central
committee of the railroadmen' union find
so many of the men opposed to a strike
or afraid to risk ths loss of their positions,
with Imprisonment into the bargain, that
it has not yet ao far as known issued a
'formal order to strike. If the train ser
vloe Is not brought to a standstill the
collar-? of the strike movement Is In
ert tab, . The workmena' council which ap
parc ,y is a much weaker body than the
alml'to, council wblcb managed the strike
of last fail. In fear of failure baa already
practically decided to resort to violence In
order to stop traffic on tbe railroads. If the
men refuse to Join la tbe movement.
Government Is Active.
Lae this afternoon It was evident that
the government has practically started In
crashing tbe organisation of tbe atrlke
leaders here. The central committee of
the social democrats was captured ani
placed In prison In the early hours and the
greatest confusion prevails in tha revo-
.VLlutlonarjr oamp. The hope of the revo-
UlUJDiaie J WW VMlHrou IU ..-u .
The Bt Petersburg railroad committee
has decided to await tbe result cf
the strike at Moscow before attempt
ing to order out the men. Wednes
day is now the day on which they say the
railroad strike will begin. Ths employe
of several of the street railroad lines whe
tnMt Saturday have risumed work.
The prefect pt polios of Cronatadt, act
ing under the authority of the commander
of the fortress, has notified the striking
longshoremen there that unlees they re
turn to work tomorrow they will be
polled from tbe island.
A private dispatch from the Weatlng
fcouae branch at Moscow received late to
day said the men were at work and that
the manager had been aaaured by the pro
foot of police that a general strike in
Moscow was Impossible.
The authorities are using alt the means
at their disposal to block the revolutionary
moves in every direction and appear con
vinced that . the strike leaders cannot
gather sufficient readway to endanger the
life of the state. Indeed they believe that
nothing more than local strikes, which
will soon degenerate into the old story
of crime and terrorism, will result.
The principal danger la expected in South
: Russia, from which the tide might sweep
northward. The Novoe Vremya likens the
. present war proclaimed by the resolutions
to "Infuriated beasts, striking blindly and
wildly in the dark."
In Other Places.
LUOA-N8K. Province of Kekaiterlnoslav,
Aug. i. A general strike has been pro
claimed here. Twelve thousand miners
have stopped work.
Fifty thousand men are now In tha
Donets basin mining region.
MOSCOW, Aug. 6. Ail the railroad
stations this morning ware occupied by
troops and heavy reinforcements were sent
to the industrial sections.
The police are arresting tbe members of
all the central committees of tbe various
No trains left Moscow this morning over
the Kasan railroad which took the lead In
the' strike of laat November. The em
ployee of the electric plant failed to ap
pear for duty today.
Cossack and other troops are protecting
the water works.
Today'a developments preaaage a failure
of. the strike. The leaders are divided as
. to the opportuneness, and their Irresolu
tion is affecting tbe spirits of the men.
The railroad men, who hold tha key to tbe
situation, have thua far refused to Join
In the strike. The employes of the Kazan
road, who stopped work without orders
from tha central committee, have returned
to their posts and traffic over the road has
. been resumed.
' (Inlet at Stbsstssol.
ODESSA, Aug. 8 Sevastopol is still tele
graphically Isolated, but steamer arrivals
from that port report all quiet there. The
sailors of the fleet and soldiers of the fort
' ress are apparently disheartened by tha
fiasco resulting from tha northern mutinies.
ROSE CASE REACHES CAPITAL
Appeal of Mayor of Kanaaa City, Kan.,
WASHINGTON. Aug. A case of nota
ble Interest waa docketed In the supreme
court of the I'nlted Stales today. It was
that of W. W. Rose of Kansas City, Kan.,
afratnat the slate of Kansas, on error from
the supreme court of Kansas.
Rose was mayor of Kansas City. On
allegations that h was enforcing the
liquor laws of the state, proceedings were
Instituted against him and the supreme
court of the state ousted him from offlre.
An election waa he:d to chouse his auc
oeseor and he waa re-elected. When he
again sasumel the duties of his ofTce he
was elted to appear before tha Kansas
supreme court for contempt of court. Ha
was sentenced to pay a fine and be im
prisoned. He took an appeal to the su
premo court of the United Btatea which
was granted some time ago by Mr. Justice
Brewer and ths care was filed today.
JEALOUSY CAUSE CF SHOOTING
Gordon Man Object to fSIrl Walking
with Another Wan and
RlSHVILLE. Neb.. Aug. 6. (Special Tel
egram.) Last night about 10 o'clock Gordon
wis thrown Into a state of excitement over
the shooting of a young woman because of
A young man named Ace Walla had been
paying attention to Miss Bylstra. but she
spurned him to go out walking with an
other young man named Trueblood. Walla
had brooded over this and waited for their
return to the Gordon hotel, where the girl
was employed. When she returned with
Trueblood to the hotel the latter passed on
after saying good night. Miss Bylstra then
went through the office to the dining room,
where Walls Jumped up from the couch
end asked her to wait a minute aa ha
wanted to apeak to her, anil he then caught
hold of her by the shoulder and ahot her
with a revolver, the bullet striking her
collar bone, coming out of the left breast
Just above the heart.
Walla escaped In the darkness and walk
ing to Rushvllle was arrested by the sheriff
this morning and la now In Jail awaiting
trial. Walla la a ne'er-do-well and Is di
vorced from bis wife by whom he had two
lon to Instruct for Shalleabersrer
HARTINGTON, Neb., Aug. (Special
Telegram.) The democratic convention of
Cedar county was held here today." Frank
O. Gar a was chosen chairman and M.eT.
Woods secretary. The resolutions adopted
were lengthy and condemned the national
republican administration for false pre
tenses asM failure to enact legislation for
the people; condemned the state administra
tion for not Increasing the railroad tax
levy and not prosecuting trusts; favored
an antl-paaa law and lower freight rates
and a primary election law. A resolution
Instructing the state delegation for A. C.
Bhallenberger for governor was defeated.
For county attorney II. E. Burkett was
nominated and Thomas Boost for commis
sioner. Delegates were elected to the state,
congressional, senatorial and representative
conventions. The delegates to the state
convention are: R W. Ferguson, George
Grlesel, G O. Bests, E. R. Bladen, Thomas
Boost, C. B. Mllley, Floyd Bolen, Frank
Kathol, M. T. Woods, R. J. Millard, Z. M.
Balrd. Ben Wilson, F. O. Gara. John Large.
The county central committee was reor
ganised by the election of J. G. Bests as
chairman and M. T. Woods secretary.
West Point's Seml-Centennial.
WEST POINT, Neb., Aug. 6. (Bpeclai.)
An agitation la In progress In the city,
especially among the older and more pro
gressive citlsens for a grand celebration
of the fiftieth anniversary of the found
ing of the city of West Point, at some
time In the coming fall. Cuming county
was organised by an act of the territorial
legislature on March 6, 1866, and the pre
liminary steps toward platting the town
of West Point were taken In the fall of
1856, but the work was not completed until
the following year. The towns of Cuming
county were officially platted as follows:
West Point. June, 1SST; Wlaner, July 22,
1871; "Bancroft, October 20, ISO; Beemer,
May i. 1885.-
Lestna-tou Cksstaaaa Closes.
LEXINGTON, Neb.,. Aug. 6.-(Bpeclal.)
Yesterday was the closing day of the Daw
son county Chautauqua, and certainly the
exercises were most fitting as a consum
mation to the most successful Chautauqua
ever held here. The attendance has been
phenomenal, the attractlona first-class In
every particular, while financially the man
agement will have a snug little sum to
lay by for the still greater achievements
next year. There were no exercises in
the forenoon, thus giving everyone an op
portunity of attending the church of their
choice in the city.
One Touch Too Many.
BEATRICE, Neb., Aug. 6.-Bpecial Tele
gram.) Charged with obtaining money un
der false pretenses, William B Wilson of
Auburn, Neb., was lodged in Jail today.
Wilson has been boarding with Mrs.
Houston and borrowed 14 by fiaahing a bo
gus check which he aald he would get
cashed as soon as the banks opened. Bhe
learned that he was getting ready to leave
tpwn and promptly swore out a complaint
against him. Since Saturday he has bor
rowed small amounts on the strength of
the checks and has made several unsuc
cessful attempts to pass it.
YACHT RACING AT COWES
Kings of England asvd "pain with
Consorts Watch the
COWES, Isie of Wight, Aug. . The
Cowes regatta opened today' under the
most brilliant auspices with, as usual, a
program of races under ths burgee of the
Royal London Yacht club. The roads were
crowded with yachts of various rigs
and eighteen staUely warship, guarding
the kings of England and Spain, who, with
their consorts, watched the races from
their respective royal yachts.
The weather was bright, but the wind
waa very light. The chief event of the
day waa a handicap race for schooners ex
ceeding 100 tons,- over a forty-elghumile
oourse, in which Emperor William's Me
teor, Claud T. Cayley's Adela, Herr Oull
laum'a Clara, Viscount Iveagh's Cetonia
and other big yachts started.
Another race for seventy-nine footers,
the starters being George W. Wattjen'a
American built yawl Navahoe, Mylea B.
Kennedy's cutter Whiteheather, Sir James
Fender' cutter Karlad and R. W. N.
Young's cutter Nyrla.
The Meteor crossed the finish line first at
4:48 p. m., but as it had to allow the Clara
three minutes thirty-six seconds, the latter
won, crossing tha line at .07 p. m.
The Centonia gave up the contest.
In the race for 79-footers the White
heather crossed the finishing line first, but
lost the race to Nyrla, having to allow It
three minutes five seconds. The Nyrla won
by fifty-two second. Karlad came In third
and Navahoe fourth.
tier man Warship Cannot Come.
BERLIN. Aug. 8,-The Foreign office of
ficers authorized the Associated Frees to
say that the German government regrets
that the plans of the Navy department
for the maneuvers in September Include
every ship available and preclude detach
ing vessels to visit the United States on
the occasion of the" Amerlcan-Oerman
yacht races off Marblehead.
Arbitration Idea Approved.
(RIO DE JANEIRO. Aug. l.-ln the Inter
natlonal conference at today'a session it
waa unanimously agreed upon a project
providing for the arbitration of disputes
between the countries represented.
rw York Official sentenced.
WAR8AW. N Y.. Aug. (Former County
Auditor John W. Neff, convicted of grand
laroeny in connection with the "slimed
reveyard scandal'' at Buffalo, was sen-
today u sevan years in Auburn
SURVIVORS CAUSE ANXIETY
Geno. Doesn't Know What to Do with
People from Lott Ship.
PASSENGERS' FRIENDS BESIEGE OFFICES
Report of Terrible Scenes nt the
Wreck Continue to Come to
Cartagena from Hor.
GENOA. Aug. . The loss Of the steamer
Slrio causes intense excitement amongst
the relatives and friends of the Italian
passenger and crew, vmoet of whom lived
here or in this vicinity. The offices of the
captain of the port and the Italian Gen
eral Navigation company, to which the
Slrlo belonged, were ao besieged today by
agonised throng seeking Information that
the police were compelled to establish bar
riers to hold back the crowds. Borne of
the people assumed a threatening aspect,
declaring that facta were being withheld.
The Slrlo had seen twenty-three years
of service, but it waa considered to be in
a seaworthy condition. It was built of
iron and wood, had a single screw, was
of 4.0i0 tons gross register and had a speed
of seventeen knots per hour. Its captain,
Guiseppe Paradl, was a native of Genoa
and a veteran seaman..
The disposition to be made of the Im
poverished emigrants who were saved from
the Sirlo causes special anxiety. The
situation recalls a similar wreck of a
Genoese ship near the rock of Gibraltar,
when the survivors were unable to proceed
to America or return to Italy, and there
fore established a fishing colony near Gib
raltar, where they atlll remain.
How Bishop Lost Life.
CARTAGENA, Spain, Aug. 6. Reports
continue to arrive here of the terrible
scenes attending the wreck on Saturday
evening, off Hormlgas island, of the Italian
steamer Sirlo, from Genoa, August 2, via
Barcelona and other ports, for Buenos
Ayres, resulting in the losa of over 300
lives. The drowning of the bishop of
San Pedro, Brazil, Is now attributed to the
action of an Argentine passenger who for
cibly took from the bishop a life belt with
which the latter had provided himself.
One Italian woman kept her three chil
dren afloat on a plank until they were all
A bridegroom who waa on his honeymoon
lost his wife end sister, and one old man
who was saved lost three children.
Captain Padrl, commander of the Blrto,
was 63 years old. '
Ship a Total Losa.
The Slrio Is considered a total loss.
Its captain is said to have formerly com
manded the Persues, which sank oft Car
tagena. A number of bodies of th4
drowned were burled today. Some of the
reacued passengers died after beliw
The survivors say that the Slrlo same
with extreme rapidity. Many of the pas
sengers were on deck as the steamr dis
appeared. The boats were so overcrowded
that a number of them immediately cap
sized, throwing their occupants Into tbe
Quantities of food and clothing for tha
survivors are arriving here from all parti
of the country. A public subscription,
started for the relief of the destitute pas
sengers, has already raised a large sum.
The survivors are quartered In the the
aters, hospitals and clubs, the pooror
classes of the Inhabitants of Cartagena
rivaling each, other in assisting the ship
Charles Venturing a resident of Barce
lona, who was a passenger with his family
on the Slrlo, succeeded in saving his three
sons and nine other passengers, benor
Venturlnl's daughter, who la 18 years old
and an expert swimmer, saved two chil
dren, whose parents are unknown. One of
the families, consisting of father, mother
and six children, were all drowned with
the exception of the father, who lost his
Prtgadl Morella, who has arrived at
the Italian consulate here, relates how
she and her husband were hurled into the
sea by the force of the exploaion of tha
Slrio's boilers. She was picked up and
brought ashore, but does not know the fa's
of her husband.
Many Bodies Recovered.
Numerous bodies were thrown up on
the shore during the day. Most of them
are of persons of the better class. Sev
eral small fishing smacks have arrived,
bringing in sometimes one and sometimes
several survivors of the Slrio who were
found floating at sea a long distance from
tjie scene of the disaster.
It la believed that some of the pas
sengers who secured life belts have been
picked up alive by French, German, Italian
or British sailing vessels passing In the
vicinity and disembarked at Barcelona,
Port Vendres, or Marseilles. The vicinity
of Cape Palos Is much frequented by sall
lung and steam ships.
The first reports of the disaster de
clared without qualification that the cap
tain of the Slrio had committed suicide.
Later information, however, shows that
he waa on board the steamer when It
go down with his vessel. He was after
ward rescued In spite of hla refusal to be
The survivors of the Slrlo are com
posed of 848 Italians. 40 Spaniards. 14
Arabs. 10 Austrians, 6 Orientals. 4 Ar
gentines, 4 Brazilians, 1 Montenegrins and
I 119 persons whose nationality is not set
One of the women survivors has given
birth to a child since being brought ashore.
Anxiety nt Naples.
NAPLES. Aug 8 Many of the emigrants
who sailed for South America on the
wrecked steamer Slrio were from Southern
Italy and. accordingly great anxiety Is
manifested here. Crowds of people are
aeeklng details of the disaster and the
namea of passengers for the purpose of
Identifying the lost apd saved.
The Blrio touched here July 23 after leav
ing Alexandria, Egypt, with which port
It carried on a mall service. The Italian
General Navigation company to which the
wrecked vessel belonged has dispatched tha
steamer Cartagena, carrying relief for the
shipwrecked passengers and crew.
Inquiry In Progress.
MADRID. Aug. , The naval authorities
here have opened an Inquiry into the
wreck of the steamer Slrlo. In the mean
time the officials will be detained tt
Cartagena to await the result.
tllea-cd Mvport From Captain.
ROME. Aug. I. -The Italian General Nav
igation company, owners of the wrecket
steamrr Sloro received a dispatch last night
purporting to come from the captain of
the Sloro. reserving his report of the de
tails of the wreck, but saying that the crew
were safs. This raise the possibility that
the captain ultimately wag rescued.
ARGUING THE HARTJE CASE
Attorney for Plaintiff Occupies Time
of Court Trytne- to Explain
riTTBBURG, Aug. . The arguments In
the Hartje divorce case were begun today
and In expectation of a series of brlllinnt
speeches on the part of the attorneys In
the case the court room was filled with
spectators. The principals were in at
tendance and followed the proceedings with
W. B. Rogers, senior counsel for Au
gustus Hartje, opened the arguments for
tha prosecution. He began his address
quietly, but soon warmed up to his sub
ject. Judge Eraser listened with Vie close
attention which has been habitual during
the entire course of the trial. Mr. Rogers
devoted his address to an effort to beat
down the evidence relating to the alleged
visits of Augustus Hartje to resorts of
questionable character. The speaker, after
pointing out that Mrs. Hartje had left her
husband while Hartje lay ill In bed,
launched Into an argument to break down
the testimony of servants and other wit
nesses called by the defense.
Concerning the letters which the defense
alleges are forgeries, Mr. Rogers said the
style and manner of the missives offers
strong proof of genuineness. From begin
ning to end. he said, thoughts were ex
pressed as they would flow.
Mr. Rogers referred to Coachman Ma
dlne, the co-respondent, as one below Mrs.
Hartje In social position and said "the
letters show that the writer was display
ing only a physical interest in the ohject
of her solicitude.
She told him to keep his nails clean, not
to eat fast and to bathe properly.
"It Is these trivial things that stamp
them to my mind as genuine," aald he.
Mr. Rogers was followed by J. Scott
Ferguson, also of the prosecution. Mr.
Ferguson confined his address to a dis
cussion of the letters, which he declared
were all written by the same person.
Marcus A. Acheson then made the first
plea for the defense. He Inclined well to
the pathetic side of the case. During his
address Mrs. Hartje was moved to tear.
It wna announced that Ave persons who
are enld to have been In attendance at
the HnrUe divorce trial will be arrested
when a decree is made in the case by
Charge of conspiracy In connection with
the Hotel Lincoln episode, which was
drorped by the attorneys for the plaintiff,
it Is said, will be brought against these
persons In behalf of Mrs. Hartje, whoso
character was attacked In the allegation
made in the bill of particulars.
The names of the parties are being
It Is expected the arguments will be
completed tomorrow or Wednesday. Judge
Fra-ser will leave the city tomorrow and
the court's decision Is not expected until
The hearing on the cases of Detectives
Btaubb and Anderson, who were arrested
Immediately after testifying In the Hartje
case some weeks ago. was set for today
but was put over until tomorrow becsuso
Attorney Marron was occupied in court
with the arrangements in the divorce case.
They are charged wltfj larceny and entering
to commit felony In tntkfng the letters from
the trunk of "Tom" Medina, the coachman
WARM DAY 1N NEW YORK CITY
One Man Asleep on Klre Escape
Falls to Street and
NEW YORK, Aug. . With temperature
78 degrees and humidity 83 per cent this
forenoon, today promised to prove as op
pressive In New York as yesterday. Three
deaths and many prostrations were re
ported early today and thousands hastened
to nearby resorts In quest of cooler atmo
sphere. In the thickly populated districts of the
east aide last night many persons sought
relief from the heat by sleeping on the
sidewalk, on lire escapes and In parks.
One man while asleep on a fire escape
today fell to the street below and was
The temperature steadily rose until at
1 o'clock the thermometer recorded 90 de
grees, but it was much hotter on the street
level. Meanwhile the percentage of humid
ity dropped to 57, which alleviated condi
tions to a slight extent. Five additional
deatha and scores of prostrations were re
ported. Later the deatha due to the heat were in
creased to twelve during, the day.
At I o'clock this afternoon the govern
ment thermoneter registered ninety-one de
gree making this the hottest day of tha
year In thia city.
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 6.-The extreme
heat of yesterday and today has caused
three death and a number of prostrations.
The maximum for the day was 98 degrees.
ROPTON, Aug. 8. The temperature
reached K here todny, the highest of the
season. There was great suffering and
everal prostrations were reported.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 6.l'p to I o'clock
this afternoon no diminution of the In
tensity of the heat wave of the past
thirty-six hours was noticeable. At that
hour the weather bureau reported the tem
perature as 92 and the humidity at 63. Only
two prostrations have been reported.
IMPROVING ELLIS ISLAND
BuperTlalna- Architect Preparing Ei.
tensive Plana for Immigrant
Station at Xew York,
WASHINGTON. Aug. .-Tentative plans
will be prepared by Supervising Architect
of the Treasury Taylor for extensive Im
provements of the Ellis Island Immigrant
tatlon In New York bay. Commissioner
of Immigration 8argent and Mr. Taylor
have considered the situation carefully
with a view to making the improvement
contemplated, and when congress convenes
next December recommendations for the
Improvements will be made.
While the Ellis Island plant I large, it
never was Intended to accommodate 8.000
Immigrants a day, and during the last two
or three years that number frequently has
While no estimate has been made yet of
the cost of the improvements and the pro
posed new construction, It Is likely that
It will aggregate about $150,000.
DRUGGISTS FILE REPLIES
Forty-Three Members of Alleged
Trust Demnrr to Salt of
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Aug. porty-
, three defendant firms filed demurrers to
i day In the case of the I'nlted States against
the alleged Drug trust, all pleadings being
practically the same, the complaint being
attacked upon the ground of Insufficiency,
lack cf Jurisdiction of the court and mis
joinder vl partita.
HAWREYE DEMOCRATS MEET
Stats Convention at Waterloo in Control of
Conservative Wine of Party.
FORMER OPPONENTS OF BRYAN FOR HiM
Movement to Secure His domination
for President Two Ycnrs Hence aa
m Conservative Spirited
Contest for Governor.
WATERLOO, la.. Aug. . The conserva
tive element of the democratic party
which in the past has opposed Bryan will
be In control of the convention tomorrow
and mill father a movement to assure the
nomination of Bryan as a copservatlve.
The state ticket and platform will be con
servative save for an unusually strong ex
pression of the tariff. A spirited contest
for governor Is being waged between
friends of George W. Bail of Iowa City,
Claude Porter of Centervllle and John
Dennlson of Dubuque.
During the day sentiment In favor of
Porter gained rapidly, but democrat In
his district are reluctant to permit the
use of his najne as they want him to run
for congress. Opponents of Ball are
making war on him because it Is al
leged his record In the state senate Indi
cated curporation leanings.
Koaslp aa to Candidates.
The contest Is entirely free from bitter
ness and no slate has appeared. Effort
are being made tb have Dennlson give
way for Porter or Ball and run for secre
tary of state. Other candidates being con
Secretary of state, Leon Boysden, Des
Molnee; lieutenant governor, Ionald Mac
rae, Council Bluffs; attorney general,
Fred Townsend, Albla; treasurer, J. B.
Romans; supreme Judges, P. B. Wolfe,
Clinton, nnd E. C. Ilerrick, Cherokee;
attorney general, J. M. Parsons, Rock
Fapids, and M. F. Healy, Fort Dodge.
Delegates from Des Moines are prepared
to offer a plank strongly favoring mu
nicipal ownership of public utilities. The
leaders have been In conference .tonight
working out the tariff plank. The con
servative element will control the caucuses
and name all the convention committees,
thus retaining control of the party for
the next two years.
No FnctlonnI Alignment.
There is no factional alignment visible
on the ticket or platform. Regarding one
thing, all who have arrived are fully
agreed and that Is for a strong Indorse
ment of Bryan for president.
Among most conspicuous In this) move
ment are these who in the past have op
posed Bryan. It is expected that the tariff
plank in the platform will demand imme
diate revision and the placing of some
articles on the free list. There are some
who desire that a plnnk on railroad rate
reduction shall contain a threat of gov
ernment ownership but a such a threat
wl'l be opposed.
A platform In favor of a national con
ciliation board to deal with labor troubles
Is being drawn. Nearly everything done
In the convention will have in view prep
aration for the national convention two
years hence. , .
Conferences among democratic leaders de
veloped a probability that there will be a
hard fieht for control of the state com
mittee with a view to handling the cam
paign two years hence. ' The terms of
all member of the committee expire tht
year. There Is strong talk of rescinding
the rule of two years ago making tha
Iowa member of the national committee
ex-offlclo a member of the state- com
mittee. IOWA MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Bids Received for Sites for Poatofflrrs
In Several Cities in the
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8. (Special Tele
gram.) Proposals were opened today by
the supervising architect for the sale of
property for public buildings In Decorah,
Esthervllle, Shenandoah and Clarlnda, la.
The last congress appropriated 85,Ou0 each
to secure a alte for public building in
Decorah and Shenandoah and stipulated
that no less than a 12)xl30 lot be secured
In each of these cltle. In Esthervllle an
appropriation of 88.000 is made for a site
which shall be at least 130x130. At Clarlnda
there la an appropriation of $40,000 avail
able for a building provided a site Is do
nated, this being one of the case known
as a "dollar site."
The bidders at Decorah were: H. Eng
breton, I'nter and McCanle streets, 86.0jO;
P. J. Enright. corner Winnebago and Ver
non streets, 8.500; Ella Allison, southwrst
corner Main and Court streets. lo.OnO; C. J.
Weiser, corner Main, and Winnebago streets,
Esthervllle: L. C. Doollttle. southeast
corner Main and Seventh streets. $7,000;
W. H. Waterman, southeast corner Ds
Moines and street not named, $3,801; J. C.
Lovell, Jr., northwest corner Seventh and
Howard streets, $S.0irt; Edith Grsves, north
west corner Des Moines and Eighth street,
$4,000; Henry Riley, southenst corner Lln
roln and Ninth streets, $5.ono; A. C. Brown,
northwest corner Eighth and Lincoln
streets, $8,000; H. N. Rhode, northeast cor
ner Fifth and Howard streets, $a.i; Maur
ice E. Wilson and William A. 1-add. south
east corner Howard and Seventh atreets.
$7,0i0; C. W. rim, northeast corner Lin
coln and Seventh streets. $!,0ii0; J. T. John
ston, southeast corner Howard and Sixth
streets. $X,0nO; C. D. Osgood, northeast cor
ner Ies Moines and Seventh street, $6,500;
Ell M. Bernis. northeast corner De Moine
nnd Sixth streets, $5.6U.
Shenandoah: W. P. Ferguson, southslde
Thomas avenue, between Elm and Church
streets, $S,000; Gibson brothers, southeast
corner Blossom street and Lowell avenue,
$0.0110; George F. Cottrlll. corner Clarlnda
avenue and Thomas street, $3,000; S. J.
Bowell southwest corner Maple strent and
Ktfth avenue, Sl.ooO; Rankin brothers, north
west corner Blossom and Thomas streets.
$4.0tXi; Silas Caldwell, northeast corner Ma
ple street and Thomas avenue, $7,600; Shen
andoah Artificial Power. Heat and Light
company, Clarlnda avenue and Sycamore
1 street, $4,0i: same bidder, nortnwest cor
i ner Maple street and Thomas avenue, Ifi.Owi;
i C B. Keennn, southwest corner Broad
street and Thomas avenue, $S,0u0.
; Clarlnda: H. Galloway, lots 3 and 4.
block nt dimensions not stated, nor is
'price given; Henry Lorlng. northwest cor
! ner Sixteenth and Chestnut streets, $1;
: John L. Moore et al, northwest corner
Granite avenue and Sixteenth street, $1.
IOWA MURDER AND SUICIDE
L. Mitchell of Curlew Shoots Ills
Wife nnd Ends His
DES MOINES, la., Aug. 8 Because his
wife refused to accompany him horn L.
Mitchell killed her and then turned the pis
tol upon himself st Curlew Sunday night.
Mrs. Mitchell waa visiting her daughter,
Mr. J. M. Flsk, when her husband came
over from Bpencer and asked that she ac
company him home. The woman refused
and Mitchell fired five shot Into her side.
Then l.e kneeled at her side, begging for
giveness, l.efc.re turning the gun on himself.
He died In half an hour. Six children are
orphaned by the tragedy. Discord In th
family 1 said to have caused th murder
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OIL RATE INQUIRY GOES OVER
Case Goea Over t'ntll Today Because
encre nrn rnxi i u
CHICAGO. Aug. 8 The Investigation by
ft special federal grand Jury of the charges
of Illegal rebates by Chicago railroads to
the Standard Oil company that was to have
begun here today, was postponed at the
last minute until tomorrow, because the
venire developed a shortage for various
reasons. Instead, with I'nlted States Mar
shal Hoy In personal chsj-ge. six deputies
started tonight to seek seven additional
grand Jurymen to fill out the venire Only
fifteen of the men summoned for the spe
cial grand. Jury presented themselves be
fore Judge Bethea today, and sn order
was Issued at once that several additional
members of the grand Jury be directed to
Judge Bethea excused the eight wit
nesses who appeared for examination until
An inquiry will be directed Into
what is known as the grand Junction
combination rate and an alleged discrimi
natory rate to East St. Louis. These rstes
from the railroads are asserted to have
given monopoly to the Standard company
In the west and southwest.
The government forces will be directed
by Attorney Morrison, who directed the
beef prosecution. He will be aided by Dis
trict Attorney J. J. Sullivan of Cleveland.
John 8. Miller has been retained to head
Another Important witness was sub
poenaed today by Bpeclai Attorney C. B.
Morrison. He Is F. L. Johnson, freight
agent for the Chicago, Burlington &
LARGE PARTY AT OYSTER BAY
President Entertains Severe! Personal
Friends at Luncheon and
Sees Senator Penrose.
OYSTER BAY. N. Y Aug. 8.-Presldent
Roosevelt entertained today the largest
luncheon party that has gathered at Saga
more Hill this summer. The guests In
cluded Mr. and Mrs. William J. Youngs.
Mr. and Mrs. George J. Smith of Cold
Springs Harbor; Representative W. W.
Cocks of the Frst New York district;
I'nlted States District Attorney Henry L.
Btlmson of New York City, and John A.
Slelcher. editor of Leslie's Weekly.
Mr. Youngs wss secretary to President
Roosevelt when he was governor of New
It Is understood that District Attorney
Btlmson discussed briefly with the president
a number of importint federal case
pending in the southern New York Juris
diction. Among these are what are com
monly known as the sugar rebating case
No statement regarding the matter wa
Senator Penrose of Pennsylvania today
paid his second visit of the season to the
STICKNEY ON FRIGHT RATES
Great Western President Says Man
ipulation of Tariffs Has Taken
Place of Rebates.
ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 8. "Instead of
giving rebates the rnilroads now manipu
late their tariff schedules," declared A. B.
Btlckney, president of the Chicago, Great
Western railway, at the hearing, today be
fore the State Railroad and Warehouse
"I have called the attention of the Inter
state oCmmerce commission to the fact that
the constant filing of new tariff- schedule
by the companies ought not to be allowed.
The manipulation of these tariff schedules
by the railroads has taken the place of
The whole discussion of the temporary
character of the freight schedules now In
effect all over the country was precipitated
when Mr. Stlckney was ssked If It were not
true that coal , was often carried between
Chicago and St. Paul at less than the pub
Ilsed rate of 10 cents. Mr. Stlckney ad
mitted that this was true and on being
asked when, replied: "Oh! that take place
when the boys get gay."
PULAJANES ATTACK ABUYG0
Six Persons Are Killed nnd Town
Hall, With All Its Records,
MANILA. Aug. 8.-A band of Pulsjane
made an attack on Ahuygo, twenty mile
south of Barauen. Island of Leyte, at I
o'clock on the morning of August 6. killing
the ex-prealdent. three policemen and two
other person, and burned the town hall.
All the recorda were destroyed. A force of
regular and constabulary are In pursuit
of the raider.
Major Crawford and Captain Knauber.
with a lieutenant and eight conatatulary
men, were ambushed by Igorrotes while
shooting the rapids of the Abulung river.
In northern Luzon, on a bamboo raft.
Mnjor Crawford nnd Captain Knauber and
five men were wounded with arrow. They
were unable to return the fire because the
enemy was hidden on the m-ooded hanks
of the river. Thl outbreak Is Inexplicable,
as hitherto th Igorrotes have been peace
able. CHILDREN READY TO FORGIVE
Willing; lo Allow Mother to Wed
Whom She Pleases If She Will
DENVER. Ool Aug. 8 (Special Tele
gramsAccording to the story of M.
Snare two families of Brnkleman, Neb.,
are plunged In grief because Mrs. LIule
Hooker, a pretty widow, ran away from
home a few days ago to escape the fury
of her two olaer daughters who were
i moving heaven and causing a little h idee
i to prevent her taking William Snare for
la husband. Snare brother Is here hunt
ing for Mrs Hooker and say William is
weeping his eye out for the runaway.
Her children, of whom there are nine, are
walling for their mother. Even the two
older daughter have relented and every
thing awaits a happy wedding If only Mra.
Hooker could be found. The police ax
helping Snare In th search.
CHICAGO BANK FAILS
Milwaukee Avenue is ia Coarc of Stat
Examiner C 0. Jones
DEFECIT CLOSE TO MILLION DOLLARS
Wherabonts of President and Cashier Un
known to Authorities.
CLOSING CAUSES PANIC AMONG VICTIMS
Laree Force of Tolice Neoetsary t) Keep
People from Breaking; Doors.
DEPOSITS OVER FOUR MILLIONS
Money Supposed to Have Been Lost In
Speculation In Real Estate
and Securities Man
CHICAGO, Aug. . With a deficit In It
accounts estimated close to $1.000.1o0 and
with the whereabout of two of Its high
est otflcluls unknown to the authorltle,
the Milwaukee Avenue State bank, one of
the largest outlying banks In the city, as
closed today by State Bank Examiner C
The failure was responsible for tha
death of one of the depositor and led
to the suicide of another man who a
month ago had placed hla earnings of a
lifetime In the institution for safe keep
ing. In thf excitement following the
announcement of the failure J. G. Vlsser,
an official of the Royal League, who had
on deposit in the liiik funds of that or
ganization, fell dead of heart failure
Henry Koepke, a small grocer, on hear
ln that the bank had suspended payment,
went to the rear of hln store and shot
himself. He died a few minutes later
while being removed to a hospital.
Riotous scenes followed the announce
ment of the failure and a large force of
police struggled all day to keep an excited
crowd of depositors nearly all of ' them
foreigners and many of them women
from bursting In the doors of the Institu
tion. The fact that the bank wa on ths
verge of failure wa first revealed by Pres
ident Paul O. Stensland, one of the ab
sent officials. A letter to his son Theodore,
who Is vice president, written from 8t.
Paul and received last Saturday, started
the investigation which brought about the
suspension. Another sensational feature of
the affair was the disappearance of the
cashier, Henry W. lining, nnd the issuing
of a warrant for his arrest on a charge of
embezzlement. A message ordering hta
apprehension was sent to every police sta
tion in the city.
Rlotona Crowd Gathers nt Door.
The first public announcement that th
bank was In trouble was the posting of a
notice at the beginning of banking hours
by Bank Examiner C. C. Jones, stating
that business had been suspended for the
purpose of making an examination of tha
banks affair and that the institution
was In the hands of the stats auditor.
The new spread rapidly throughout ths
entire northwest aide of the city where the
hank has been for year a popsjisT, de
pository for funds saved by working peo- .
pie. Boon a clamorous crowd gathered .
before the door and demanded admls
mlsston. Anticipating trouble a sccra of
police was hurried to the scene. The peo
ple were permitted to file past the doors
bearing the posted notice and were com
pelled to keep moving. Only those having
Keys to safety deposit vaults were al
lowed to enter. Many burst Into ears
when they foupd that their saving were
endangered or lost. Vlsser,, to whom the
shock proV'Sd fatal, wasVeeveral block
from the b?uik. Hearing the rumor he
stepped Int'jla drug store seeking partic
ulars. He lell dead when assured that
the bank had failed.
Rank Examiner (failed.
An examination of the hank' a Its Irs waa
begun quietly last Saturday after receipt
of the letter from President Stensland.
Acting upon instructions contained therein
Vice President Theodoretrtensland opened
a deposit box and discovered proof thai
the bank's funds were in bad shape. Presi
dent Potter of the American Trust and
Savings bank, which acted a clearing
agent tor the defunct institution, was
called Into consultation. The state auditor
was notified and immediately sent Bank
Examiner Jones to make a full investiga
The' shortage 1 estimated to be between
IT&O.Oto'and $1,000,000. Disastrous specula
tion in real estate and In the security
market is said to be responsible. Members
of the clearing house committee were told
that most of this amount was wholly un
protected by adequate collateral.
ncpolsOvrr Four Millions.
The Institution was known as a "family
bank.". The Stensland family, for years
well known residents of the northwest side,
owned much of the stock and members
of the family operated the bank. It waa
organized In 1M1 with a paid up capital
of $2jo,0fi0. arfd aucceeded the banking firm
of Paul O. Stensland 4 Co. A statement
made by Vice President Stensland today
showed tl.Or.1.000 In cash on hand. He aald
that the bank carried deposit of $4,200,000
and had 22,000 depositor. The Stensland
bank was not a member of the clearing
house, but cleared through the American
Trust and Saving bank, the concern's
New York correspondents and the Mercan
tile and the Chase National banks.
l.at Statement of Rank.
The last report of the Milwaukee Avenue
bank was made on June 19. It la aa follow:
Loans and discounts... $3,225.172. J
Overdrafts , l!325.72
Stocks and bonds 150.918.33
Real estate and safety deposit
Exchanges for clearing house....
Checks and other caVn Item
Cash on hand 4
Due from bank j
Collections In transit
i fc'4 2J
Total. . . . .7. . . : .'. $4,07,474 80
Capital stock paid In $ 260.000 00
Surplus fund hVi.000.4.0
Undivided profits 81,81s
Dividends unpaid 150 0)
Saving deposits subject to notice 8.1T5.1D6.21
Individual deposits subject to
Demand certificates of deposit.... 7,2u.OO
Time certificates of deposit $U.Si2.03
Certified check 8.861 76
Cashier's check outstanding 43.W7.U
Elevator at Rockford.
BEATRICE. Aug. S ( Special.) Fire
this afternoon destroyed the elevator at
Rockford, thl county, owned by the
Hayes-Karnes Elevator company, togethor
with 2.400 bushel of wheat, oat and
corn. The fire broke out In the roof
and as the town I without fire protection
the building waa soon consumed. Lot
18,000, partially Insured. ,
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