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VOL. XXXVI -NO. 46.
FIGHT IS CAUCASIA
Errev Eaodred Persons Killed in tie
FIGHT BETWEEN TARTARS AND ARMENIANS
Situation ia Btuaia Proper E&id U
GUARD REGIMENTS IN SUMMER CAMP
Empsror Will Spend Tire Dy with
8oldien it Tsankoe Bala.
COURT CIRCLES HOPE FOR CALM DAYS
CfTrnntil Getting Ready- to Flskt
Coaster Revolutloas with Kama
Raerajy It Has
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. J.-The after
hoon papers report thrt 7C0 persona have
been killed or wounded Curing renewed
fighting between Tartars and Armenians In
the Shusha district of CaucaBla.
ST. PETERSKl'RI, Aug 9-Ir.
the Improvement In the situation a
Of the guard regiments have alrei f
turned to their summer camp at T. '
Belo. The emperor has arrnnseil to go
Saturday and spend five dijs. These
perlal visits to th guard camp are gl '
occasions and are always marked by fc-.
tlvltles, theutrlculs, bnnqurting and toast
ing among the various regiments. The em
press' yacht Alexander, which has been
under repairs for two years, steamed to
Peterhof last night, leading to the belief
that the Imperial family will soon make
their postponed visit to Finnish waters.
Court circles are greatly relieved by the
prospect of a period of calm, which will
give the government an opportunity to
Inaugurate its program. The Rossi today
ays It la the intention of the government
to fight a counter revolution with the same
energy It has beon waging war agalnt
the "enemies of society" and expresses
the hops that moderate public opinion
equally hostile to both extremes will grov
The Novoe Vremya, taking as Ita text the
failure to employ summary executions as
a deterrent to mutinies, complains that for
years It has been felt that the government
has not understood how to employ firmness.
Instead of the "Iron hand In the velvet
glove" there has been a "putty hand clothed
In an Iron glove, which Irritates every
thing It touches, without having any power
The Bourse Gazette makes the startling
rge that much of the revolutionary agi
tation conducted among the sailors at
Cronstadt was through university girl stu
dents, who- frequented public houses pa
tronised by the sailors In order to bring
them under their Influence.
Court-Martlal for Dins Members.
M. Onlpko, ths peasant member of the
late Parliament, who was captured red
handed at Cronstadt after, the . mutiny
" there, will be'lrlcd, It 'Is seml-ofllclally an
nounced, according to the rules of war
(or Inciting and participating In an armed
revolt; the penalty for which Is desth.
The authorities are convinced that they
have a good case against M. Onipko and
. hope that It will Involve several other
prominent extremists In the late Parlia
ment to such an extent as to prevent their
re-election to any future Parliament.
The ministry already Is beginning a far-
reaching campaign preparatory to the
election of a more tractable Parliament In
December. The ministers Insist on a pro
gram that will consist of, the promulga
tion of definite reforms and the nomina
tion of candidates who will represent these
Instead of letting the elections go by de
fault, as was the case In the defunct as
sembly. They disclaim all Intention of at-
tempting to throttle public sentiment, but
It la understood that their first step was
taken through ths police, who were asked
to report on the possible governmental
candidates for seats,
- Cabinet i Discusses Famine.
The session of the cabinet yesterday was
devoted to measures of famine relief, which
la recognised as one of the most urgent
problems in the administration, as well as
being an eloquent campaign argument. It
was decided to recommend to the emperor
an additional credit of injOO.OOO In addi
tion to the $7,600,000 voted by Parliament
tor this use, 26,000,0no of which sum is to
provide food and employment to keep the
stricken population from starvation and the
remainder for the purchase of seed grain.
Among the public works recommended are
the construction of flood embankments,
ports and old improvements on the Volga
on which the unskilled labor In the chlf
famine districts could be employed and
for which luO.O0O was voted at the recom
mend it ion of Premier Btolypln. The c-ihi-xtet
also voted to extend the "state of
extraordinary reinforced security" to all
districts of the emp're where the semi
annual limit Is about to expire.
The official telegraph agency reports
tha formation at Ekaterlnoalav of
a reactionary organisation whose purpose
Is to exact life for life for every official
killed by the revolutionists. The murder
of ex-Deputy Herieretetn Is an example
of this procedure. The agency also reports
an encounter between police and workmen
at Kostroma during which Coss.icks wrra
summoned and dispersed the crowd with a
.fvolley. No mention of the casualties Is
Arrests at Moiron.
MOSCOW. Aug. SiThe resumption of
work here was complete today, but arrests
of agitators and chiefs of workmen's or
ganisations continue. Many of the more
active of the workmen have been ex
pelled from the city.
RIGA, Russia, Aug. 9. A police patrol
guarding the railroad was flred upon from
ambush yesterday. One man was killed
and one wounded.
BRYAN'S DEMAND IS APPROVED
Itilwti Coaaty. Illlaols, Democrats
Kadorse f all for Resleaatiaa
of Roger Salllvae.
SPRINGFIELD. 111. Aug. I Democrat
of Sangamon county In convention today
endorsed Bryan for president, endorsed
Bryan's demand that Roger Sullivan resign
aa member of the national committee from
Illinois and Instructed delegates to the state
convention to uie their efforts to depose
Bulllven. The convention also endorsed Al
fred Orendorff of this city for I'nlted States
Brlft aad Haitian Matched.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 9,-The Bulletin
toi.v says thut Jimmy Brltt and Eddie
Hsolon have been matched for a Klove con-t-st
on 6p'&inter 1". None of the details
W ana auaxca lus yet tea given euL,
REPORTS AT RIO JANEIRO
Tribunal at The llaaae to Be otled
of Artloa of Confer-
RIO DE J AN KIR'.), Auk. 9-Th" report
of th pecuniary claims' committee of
the Tsn-Amerlcan conference presented at
today's session recommends the extension
and, the withdrawal of all modifications for
Ave years of the "treaty of arbitration
for pecuniary claims," agreed upon at the'
Mexican conference between the different
The commercial committee's report rec
ommends the Inclusion In the bureau of
the American republics of a permanent in
spector who shall collect matter for the
consideration of the conference.
The conference decided today that The
Hague tribunal shall be Informed of the ar
bitration conclusions of the conference
through the Braxilian secretary of state.
MANY TEACHERS WOULD COME
Thousnnds of Applications Made for
Trip to Amerlra to Study
LONDON, Aug. f. Thoussnrts of applica
tions are being made by teachers In all
parts of the kingdom to take part In the
excursions to the Vnlted States which nre
being arranged for the coming fall and
Vnless something arises mah'ng it lm-
i poeslbl" to send a greater number, about
foo teachers, representing every class, from
nl"rgarten teachers to professors of
' 'uland's greatest universities, will be 1t-
ed in the tours. It Is planned that the
e"f party, numbering about thirty, shall
t America November 30. and from
the end of March similar parties
I ..OH AND STATE CLASH
Spanish Cabinet Minister Reslsrns
W hen niarasalon of CItII Mar
rlaajea is In Prosiress,
MADRID. Aug. 9. The cabinet today dis
cussed the protest of the papal nuncio
against the government's action In deny
ing the right of the clergy to refuse burlsl
In consecrated ground to those married
civilly. It was decided by the ministers
to maintain absolutely the rights of the
During the discussion Minister of Jus
tice Count Romanonea announced his
French President Meets Americana.
PARIS, Aug. 9 President Fallleres at
the Elysee palace today received a deputa
tion of the committee of the St. Louis ex
position, consisting of D. R. Francis, Hugh
Breckenridge. Chsrles H. Jones, Louis D.
Dosier, FT M. Felton and Estus J. Wade.
In the absence of Ambassador Me
Cormlck, Secretary Vignaud Introduced the
deputation, which presented the president
with a gold medal commemorative of the
Xo Polish Bishop amed.
ROME. Aug. 9. The announcement made
In Toledo, O., yesterday that Bishop Jo
seph Weber of Lemberg, Qallcla, Austria,
had been appointed by the pope as bishop
for the; fritted .State tf look after .-the
welfare of the' Polee In America le Incor
rect. No Polish bishop has been appointed
Artists Barred from Divorce Conrt.
LONDON, Aug. . The president of the
divorce court today announced that the
court had decided that hereafter newspaper
artists shall not be allowed to make
sketches In court, since the practice waa
embarrassing and prejudiced witnesses and
because It was not in the public Interest to
plctorlally draw attention to divorce cases.
Mew Grand Dnrhess.
ISCHU Austria, Aug. 9. The Arch
duchess Maria Valorla, youngest daughter
of Emperor Francis Joseph and wife of
Archduke Frana Salvator of Austrla-Tus-cany,
gave birth to a daughter today.
Toronto Carpenters Strike.
TORONTO. Ont.. Aug. 9 The carpenters
of this city went on strike today for S5
cents an hour and recognition of the union.
Over 1,000 men are out.
Pope la Xot III.
ROME, Aug. . There is no truth in the
report that the pope is Indisposed. He Is
enjoying his usual health.
THREATS AGAINST GRAND JURY
Friends of Alleged Lynchers In
Sprlngueld, Mo., Say They Will
Hans; Members of Panel.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Aug. 9 The task
of selecting 100 men for Jury service from '.
whom to choose a Jury In the trial of I
Hill Gooch and Done Gallbraith, charged '
with first degree murder on the allegation
of having led the mob which lynched three
negroes here on the night of April 14 last '
was begun today. T. H Grantham, a
former sheriff, began the task of selecting
the 100 men for Jury service. He must '
have thei In court Saturday morning.
Grantham was appointed elisor after the
defense had succeeded In having Sheriff
Horner and Coroner Matthews disqualified
from summoning the extra talesmen.
After the hearing from a city official of
threats against members of the grand Jury
which Indicted Hill, Oooch and Doss Gal
bralth. Assistant Attorney General Ken-
nlsh left for Jefferson City to confer with I
Governor Folk on the situation. I
The threat, a. told to Mr. Kennl.h, I. a.
"If one of those men who are on trial
for 'negro killing- Is convicted there will
be a rope hung to the light .tower ln ,he
square for every one of the members of
the grand Jury that indicted them and
there II be another one for Governor
Mr, Kennl.h left after a long conference
with the prosecuting attorney, Patterson,
Bherlff Horner and the other attorneys as-
soclated with Patterson and Kennlsh In the
Twenty-five extra deputies have been
sworn ln to guard the trial proceedings
and It was stated at ths sheriffs office
iousj- insi as soon as the actual work
of getting a Jury la begun and the trial
under way, this run.ber of deputies will
he increased to probably 100.
Storm ia Wisconsin.
JANKSVILLE, Wis. Aug. -Thls city
was vUited last night by a ralnsiorm that
washed out streets and aidswalks In many
places, the damage amounting to several
thousand dollars. The water Is so deep In
parts of the residence district that boys
are swimming there todav. The river Is
so high that several factories have be-n
compelled to clone. Kepori from the
country say that much damage was done
to crops. .
Ohio Maa KllivA t- Cars.
ERIE. Pa . Aug. . Abram Goldsmith of
Cleveland. O., a wealthy manufacturer of
women's garments, was killed while at
tempting to board a morning Lake Shore
train here today. Gold. mi ih Inst his tnni.
and wm Ltiiewn uudcr Like vheala,
GOVERNMENT TO BUY SILVER
Hundred Thousand Onncea'a Week Headed
for Subsidiary Goiaaee.
WILL RECEIVE BIDS EVERY WEDNESDAY
Purchases Will Be Dlstrthated So as
to Not niatarh Market First of
Kind far Thirteen
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9. For the first
time In thirteen years the government an
nounced today its purpose to purchar.o
sliver for subsidiary coinage purposes.
Tenders are Invited at the office of the
director of the mint in this city on
Wednesday, August 15, up to 1 o'clock p.
m., snd" every Wednesday thereafter unt'l
further notice. These tenders are to be
for delivery at the Philadelphia. New Or
leans or Denver mints, settlement to be
on the New Tork basis of bullion guaran
teed 999 flne. The treasury reserves t'.ie
right to reject all tenders or accept such
part of any tenders as may suit its con
venience. It Is understood that, anticipat
ing Its reappearance as a purchaser might
temporarily disturb the market unduly, tho
treasury has obtained control of consid
erable amounts for future delivery, so
that It is In position to drop out of tho
market for several months if desirable.
The average requirements of the treasury
throughout the year will probably not ex
ceed 100.000 ounces per week, and It will
be the policy of the department, while
keeping a reasonable amount In hand, to
so distribute its purchases throughout the
year that its demand will be uniform und
not an element of uncertainty in the mar
ket. Stork Is Running; Low.
From the resumption of specie payments
tn 1879 down to the year 1900. the constant
increase in the stock of subsidiary coin re
quired by the growing population and trade
of the country was supplied by the recoln
age of old and uncurrent subsidiary coins
which accumulated In the treasury under
the resumption act. In 1900, as this stock
was running low, authority was granted
In the monetary act of March 14 to the
secretary of the treasury to divert bullion,
purchased under the act of July 14, 1SS0. for
the coinage of silver dollars to the coinage
of subsidiary specie. Under this authority
about 33,000,000 has been coined since 1900.
The stock of bullion in the treasury was
exhausted more than a year ago and since
then no bullion baa been available for the
The stock In the treasury had become so
low that It was apparent, according to the
department, that the demands of a con
stantly enlarging trade could not be met
without additional coinage. The secretary
of the treasury was In doubt whether ex
isting statutes authorized htm to buy bul
lion for this purpose, and, moreover, was of
the opinion that it would be a better policy
to meet future demands for subsidiary coin
by the recotnage of silver dollars In tho
treasury, and so recommended to congress.
Congress, however, having failed to act
upon his recommendation. Sec re airy Shaw
requested an opinion from the attorney gen
eral as to his authority to purchase bul
lion for this purpose under existing law and
he received a favorable reply, based on
section 3526 of the revised statutes. The
policy now announced waa accordingly de
Government's Former Purchases.
The United States government has been
In the past an important factor in the
sliver market. In preparing for the re
sumption of sjecie payments and' the re
demption of the fractional paper currency
issued during and following the civil war.
It began In January. 1875. a series of pur
chases ending In February, 1878, which ag
gregated 31,W3,9u6 fine ounces which cost
137,571,148 in. gold or an average of 11.188
per ounce flne.
The next appearance of the government
In the silver msrket was under the Bland
Allison act of February 28, 1878. The first
purchase under this act was made at
$1.21 6-16 per fine ounce and the total ex
penditure for bullion under this act was
' .i0.:TSt,2A The total amount of bullion
required was Itftl, 273,018 flne ounces or an
average price for the whole of 11.058.
The Bland-Allison act was succeeded by
what is popularly known as the Sherman
act, approved July 14, 1S90, which enlarged
the purchases of the government to four
i and one-half million ounces per month.
I The total purchases under this act
amounted to lt,674,e2 flne ounces, costing
1153.931,002 or an average of 924 cents per
ounce. The last purchase under the act ofltsao
made on October 30, 1S93, was at seventy
two cents per ounce. From that date until
the present the government has been out
of the market for the purchase of silver
except as the agents of the Philippine gov
ernment in the purchase of a little over
13.ao.000 ounces, costing $7,376,996, or an
average of 644c
The low eft price for silver was touched
on December 3, 1902, when the price on
the London market was equivalent to
.0478 per fine ounce; the average for last
year on the London market was 61 centa
per ounce; and for the month of July
last, i cents per ounce.
NEW LAW DESIRED BY FOLK
Governor of Missouri Tells People
What Ho Will Ask of
8TEWART6VILLE, Mo.. Aug. 9.-Gov-
T7V.11, .111 ttalr V new, aa.
M)by , a ,aw by wMeb ul,
liquor Interests will be taxed for the benefit
of the public highways. He plans to have
j Mcn dram ,hop ,tate 1)ten8e of
. y.ar fun crfat to , U8ed tQ
bulld cood beginning with two great
fr highways across the state, one from
v-.n. ru. to st ti th , ,... .
Iowa to the Arkansas line.
Other legislation to be asked for, as out-
i lined by the governor ln his speech yes-
I terday. Includes giving the executive power
to remove prosecuting attorneys and sher
iffs for Incompetency or corruption; cre
ating the office of state excise commission
with pay to revoke dramshop licenses; re
; fusing brewers and distillers the right to
an interest In saloons; regulating the rates
charged by publlo service corporations and
giving municipalities the power to purchase,
own and operate public utilities.
WISCONSIN RATES ARE LOWER
Railway Commission to Take Ceat a
Bashel from Cost of Grain
Tra as porta tlea.
MTLWAl'KEE, Aug. I. A special from
Madison, Wis., says: Grain ratas tor the
state of Wisconsin will be reduced prac
tically 1 cent per bushel by an opinion of
the railway commission, handed djwn to
day. In view of the fact that Wisconsin will
ship 176.000.00 bushels of grain this year
the reduced rate will cause a large saving
ta the ahJesara lUrougUeul tte atata,
TEAMSTERS ROW CONTINUES
"Recalar" Fsetlea Re-elerts Presi
dent Shea aad Bolters Will
Orgs else nival talon.
CHICAGO, Aug. . Cornelius P. Shea was
elected to succeed himself as president of
the International Brotherhood of Team
sters in the convention of that body here 1
today. The delegation who bolted yester
day continued to absent themselves and
took no part In the election. The vote for
president stood 15 for Sha and 16 for John
White of New Tork. The entire ticket
named or approved by Shea went through
without any serious opposition. C. F.
O'Neill of Buffalo and J. Geary of St. Paul
were made vice presidents and Jsmes
Welch of New Orleaua and John Longstrect
of Cincinnati were elected trustees. The
other offices went to Chicago men. The
victory won by Shea in the convention Is
marred only by the dissension which led to
the withdrawal yesterday of nearly fifty
delegates and the launching of a movement
to organize a rival International union. The
secession movement was, kept alive today
by a number of Fhea's chief enemies, who
Have enlisted the disqualified delegates
from New Tork, San Francisco and St.
I I-ouis. and declare they will elect officers
of their own and try to undermine the old
It was stated tonight that the convention
of the seceders would continue for sev
eral diiys. Today's session of this body
was devoted to the framing of the consti
tution. Not much progress was made and
it will take several meetings before the
new body will be ready for the election of
In the meantime Frank Morrison, secre
tary, and John B. Lennon, treasurer, of
the American Federation of I.bor. will en
deavor to bring about an adjustment of
the spilt In the teamsters' ranks.
The officers elected by the regular fac
President, C. P. Shea, Boston: vice presi
dents. Kdward Mullen. Chicago; J. H. Mc
Carthy, Chicago: George p. Golden, Chi
cago; C. F. O'Neill, Buffalo; W J. Oib
boris. Chicago, and J. Oewry, St. Paul;
secretary-treasurer. Thomas L. Hughes,
Chicago; auditor. Qeorae W. Brtggs, Chi
cago; trustees.' James Welch, New Orleans;
John Longstreet. Cincinnati, and John But
ler, Chicago: delegates to the American
Federation of Labor, Emmet Flood, Chi
cago: Lawrence Grace. Providence. R. I.;
T. Toone, Washington. D. C and Thomas
Shea's convention listened to reports of
officers as a preliminary to the election.
Secretary Hughes' report showed the or
ganization had gained in membership from
46.000 at the beginning of his term to 68,000.
Albert DIJeau, the San Francisco repre
sentative, whose credentials were ques
tioned, was seated.
WELLS FARGO ANNUAL MEETING
Samuel t ntermyer and William rl
son Cromwell Bepreseat Rival
Members of Holders of Stork.
NEW YORK, Aug. . The annual meet
Ing of the stockholders of Wells, Fargo &
Co. was held here today. Samuel Unter
myer was present as counsel for Walter
C. Stokes and the stockholders who have
been trying to Induce the company to In
crease Its dividend. Mr. Vntermyer de
manded that a third Inspector of elections
be named to represent the interests for
whom he appeared. William Nelson Crom
well, counsel for the ' other lutereets, op
posed the motion, but 'Mr. Babcock, rep
resenting the stock interests, was' allowed
to sit as an observer of elections.
Mr. Cromwell presented a ticket for elec
tion as directors composed of members of
the present board aa follows:
E. H. Harrlmaji, Dudley Evans, John J.
M. Cnok, William F. Herrin. R. 8. Lovett,
H. B. Parsons. H. E. Huntington. Ueorge
E. Gray, F. D. I'nrlerwood, Julius Krutt
schnitt. W. V. 8. Thorne, W. T. Van Brunt
and w. v. Cornish.
Mr ritokes nominated the following ticket:
Dudley Evans, H. B. Parsons. E. H.
Harrlman, F. D. Underwood. Walter C.
Stokes, Maifden. J. Perry, Robert W. Pome
roy. George H. Robinson, Richard H. Litch
field, George L. Shepley. A. W. Damon, Al
bert C. Bostwlck and Philip J. Ross.
The annual report of Wells-Fargo & Co.
showed gross receipts for the year of 318.
fifi3.03Fi. an increase over last vear of tl.Kll.-
JS4. The total disbursements were tl,13090,
an Increase of tl.6S4.203. The net earnings
for the year were 12,544,946. an increase of
S12X.638. The expenditure for new equip
ment was (557.728.
Mr. I'ntermyer asked for an explanation
regarding the small Increases In the net
receipts. President Evans said It was due
largely to large purchases of equipment.
i n oiuira mir raiu u .
mlttee be appointed to conduct a general
investigation of the company's affairs to re
port at an adjourned meeHng. Mr. Crom
well denied thut such a course was neces
sary, but finally suggested the following
J. B. Holland, 8. Fond, Admiral Brown
son and R. W. Pomery.
Mr. Untermyer proposed a committee
composed of W. C. Stokes, G. H. Robinson,
W. B. Stone, Charles H. Williams and John
Samuel Untermyer stated that the capital
of the company Is lft.OjO.CO0 and the suiplus
' Is 112.000,000, making a total of tO.OO.OOO,
and on this, he said, the company annually
earned lUu.OOO in Interest in one year. This,
he said. Is only 2V. per cent at a lime
when money loaned at f to 6 per cent.
He asked the directors to name the brokers
to whom the money had been loaned, but
the names were not given.
DISCOURAGES NEBRASKA BOY
Secretary Bonaparte Thinks Experi
ments May Laad Him in the
WASHINGTON. Ang. . Secretary Bona
parte wrote a letter today to an embryo
I Nebraska inventor which was destined to
! interrupt some Interesting experiments In
John Sweeney, a 17-year-old boy of Eric
son, Neb., wrote to the secretary asking
for a full statement of the ' requirements
for admission to the naval academy and
outlining some experiments he Is conducting
In throwing dynamite, preparatoroy to be
coming a useful officer of the navy.
At present the young Inventor says he Is
able to throw .tot of an ounce of dynamite
lf-0 yards with
rifle of 44 caliber, range
With a large iee gun he says
he believes he could throw 400 pounds of
dynamite six miles, snd asks if his achieve-
ments will not assist him In gaining ad-
mluson to the Aanapois aeaaemy.
Becretsry Bonaparte replied to the young
man that his experiments were better
adapted to taking him to the cemetery than
to he naval academy and suggested that he
abandon them and adopt some other means
of preparltng himself for a naval career.
Murder and Suicide.
CINCINNATI. Aug . -Thomas McKenna
a waltfr at the Grand hotel, threw his
1-year-old child from the third -story win
dow of hi I ome at Johns street toduy
and Jumped from the window to the side-
walk below Tne child was dead when
Lava Lees jneAtaajr drfmrgTl.
SIXTH VICTIM OF THE FIRE
Mrs. Thomu C'Daniels Enccnmbi to Ear
PLACE A FATEFUL ONE FOR THE FAMILY
First Wife of fKDanlels and One Child
Killed There Camber of Years
Asa by a Stroke of
Mrs. Thomas O'Dnnlels died yesterday
morning at the South Omaha hospital as
the result of burns received In the Are
hlch blotted out the lives of her five
children. The father, who It was feared
at first would lose one or both of his hands
as the result of his efforts to extinguish
the fire In the clothing of his unfortunate
wife. Is In better shape than waa supposed
and It Is now certain that both of the hands
will be saved.
The bodies of four of the children were
recovered from the ruins yesterday fore
noon, but It was not until well along toward
evening that what little remained of the
youngest was recovered from the debris.
They are now all at the undertaking rooms
of G. H. Brewer In South Omaha and so
thoroughly consumed are they that all will
be buried In one coffln.
Mother's Body Beside Them.
Beside them lies the body of their mother,
who died at the South Omaha hospital at
8:36 a. m. AU through the night she Tiad
pchods of consctnaenecs during which her
only wish was for the welcome approach
of death. After she become quiet she never
rallied, but sank steadily to the end. Dur
ing the night the father and the uninjured
daughter, Ethel, were at her aide. The
Are did not touch the body of the woman
above the waist, but to that point the bums
were extensive and deep, over half the sur
face of the body being affected. This fact
usually ends in death, but the terrible
shock of the loss of all her children would
doubtless have made a less extensive burn
end fatally. Early in the morning the
father and daughter returned to the neigh
borhood, but had scarcely arrived when
they were recalled to the hospital. They
arrived just a few minutes after the end
came to the wife and mother. There was,
however, no last moment of consciousness.
Tho a a: at Oil Mixed or Impnre.
The accident which led to the fire was
due to the explosion of kerosene, and it is
said that the family had never made use
of gasoline. It Is thought possible the oil
was of Impure grade or had been mixed
with gasoline In some way. Mrs. O' Daniels
was able to explain afterward that she
went to the closet where the oil was kept
to fill a lamp and on striking a match
the explosion Immediately followed. Her
pain was so sudden and so great that she
knew nothing until her husband rushed
Into the blazing room and dragged her Into
the yard, where ,he tore the burning gar
ments from her and- beat out the
flames with his hands. It was in this way
he sustained his severe burns. His right
hand Is most seriously injured. By the
time this was done the fire had cut off
all approach to the atairwsy, which led
to the rooms where the children were
sleeping. Neighbors were on the ground
within .Ave minutes. Apparently the chil
dren never Wt their beds, for no- face was
seen at the windows. With five gallons of
oil for a start, the house, remodeled from
the barn and composed of dry and flimsy
I timber, went up like a tinder box.
Crael Fate Follows Family.
MlFfortune seems to have followed O'Dan
lels more persistently than Is the usual lot
of man. His first wife and a little son were
killed by lightning stroke, which led to the
burning of Dr. Miller's old home seven
years ago. Later a son was accidentally
shot. This last fatality robbed him of four
children and his wife. The oldest girl lying
dead was a daughter of his wife by a
former marriage, the girl's name being
IJllle Shaeffer. aged 1.
Llllle had not been well yesterday and
retired earlier thnn usual.
By request of the father it has been de
cided there will be no Inquest. The case Is
! plainly a most deplorable one. Hundreds
or people, inieresiea or curious, wm.ru ...
undertaking rooms during the day to catch
a view of the charred embers. Many of
them went during the early hours, until
the door had to be closed so that the body
of Mrs. O'Danlels might be embalmed.
pr. W. J. McCrann, who waited on Mrs.
O'Danlels, said the grief attending the
death of the family was among the most
i pitiful cases of his long experience. Mr.
, . . w..
n'naniels. hs said, was by nature very
quiet and easy going, always having his
faculties under control. Knowing .this, the
neighbors appreciated his vain attempts to
keep firm hold of his feelings and reason.
Though he did all a brave man could, it
will be long before he can think calmly of
the circumstances, or wisning inai ne
mirhi hava thrown himself Into the flames
for his children's sake. Had there been the j
slightest chance of saving them he would
have done It.
Dr. George L. Miller, owner of Seymour
. 1 . . . k. m-K-.-A Ul'.tH 111
para anu o. i""' - ' , headquarters at Lincoln, where William
O'Danlels family, flve of whom met deatn I , ,
by fire Wednesday night, met Mr. O Daniels ! T' 7, , ,n JU'y
and hi. only surviving son and daughter j drifted Into Cleveland, stole a coat and
" ' ' . r,, Min.f nffpreri was arrested. Parker, however, waa so
Thursday morning. Dr. Miller onerea .
assistance to Mr. O'Danlels and asked the l that he was sent to a hospital for treat
. ..v.. . , snd make her home with ment. .When brought into court today he
him and his wife In Omaha. Miss O'Danlels
thanked him fervently, but said she would
stay with her father.
Funerals This Afternoon,
The funerals will tske place this after
noon at 2 o'clock instead of Saturday, as
preferred by the surviving members of the
stricken family. The reason for the early
funeral was the state of the children, upon
which no work of embalming could be done.
Dr. R. L. Wheeler will preach the funeral
sermon. The burial will be ln Greenwood
rometerv on Center street. The services i
will be held at the Brewer undertaking
.,..,e..r, S!TV orrt- furiD Mt.!""..'.?1',? Water Whit
rvANiMO Oil I ULIO WnCHr UHO
Thirty-Year Franchise for Twenty-Five-Cent
Fuel to Be Signed
KANSAS CITY. Aug. 9. Kansas Cltv
won Its long f.ght for cheap gas when
Mayor Beardgley today promised to sign
,h n.ralled Fleming-Wilson natural sraa ;
j ordlnance. granting a franchise to a syn-
olcat, 0f Chicago capitalists and passed
Dy tne city council last night. The fran-
chise la to run for thirty years and it
provides that as long as the supply of
natural gas is reasonably accessible It Is to
j t, furnished at X centa per 1,000 cubic feet
: for domestic consumption and at 10 cents
! for manufacturing purposes. If the natural
( supply fails then artificial gas la to
be furnished at 75 cents a ),000 cubic feet.
The city may purchase the gas works st
any time, providing the grantees recaive
their profit for ten years.
The Kansas City (Mo.) Gas company now
holds a franchise to famish gas at tl 10 per
, l.uuO feet. The new ordinance will be
- " mayor.
j which psobably will M tomorrow.
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair Friday aad Satarday.
Temperatare at Omaha Vrsrerdayt
Hoar. Drir. Hoar. Dra
Bam Atl 1 p. m TT
A a. m , Kl a p. m Til
T a. m fKt a .p. m SO
a. m AM 4 p. m M1
f a. m Tl B p. m ffO
III i, m T3 Hp, m NO
II a, ra 74 T p. m TO
13 m 741 H p. m TT
p m TO
ROSEWATER TO READ PAPER
Engineer aa tho Program
tho American I.eastne of
DES MOINES. In., Aug. . Secretary
John MrVickar of the American League of
Municipalities, hns Just announced the pro
gram for the annual meeting in Chicago,
September 2K, 27 and SK. It follows:
"The Influence of Taxation on the Pros
perity of Cities." Uwon Piirdy. secretsry
of the New York Tsx Reform association.
Dlsitiselon. led by Hon. George 8. Brown,
member of coun'il of Baltimore.
"Franchise Conditions In New York City,"
H. I. Nichols, asslHtatit engineer, bureau
of f ranchlpcs, New York city.
"Prime Requisites of Successful Admin
istration." Andrew Rosewater, city engi
neer of Omaha, Neb.
"Baltimore's Great Sewer Problem," Cal
vin W. Hendricks, chief engineer, sewer
age commission. Baltimore. Md.
"The F.fTeot of Sanitation on Morality."
Charles J. Whalen, M. I. commissioner of
health, Chicago. Discussion, led by Dr.
Quitman Kohnke. health nfneer of New Or
lenns, and Dr. Thomas M Koon, health
officer of Grand Rapids. Mich.
"Sewage Filtration." Alexander Potter, C.
E., New York city.
"Munlclpnl Ownership" For Frnk Par
sons. Ph. !.. chairman Boston Municipal
Ownership lesgue. Boston. Msss. ; against.
Prof. Frank H, H. Roberts, Denver univer
sity. Denver, Colo. Discussion: Mayors
Bookwslter of Indianapolis: Contesworth
of Toronto. Dunne of Chicago. Weaver of
Philadelphia. Sharpe of Winnipeg, Adam of
Buffalo, Brand Whltlock, Toledo, Speer of
FORGERY AND PERJURY CHARGE
Vice President and Secretary of
Defnact Produce Company at
Wlnfleld, Kan Arrested.
WINFIELD. Kan.. Aug. .-E. R. Balzer.
vice president, and C. F. Anderson, secre
tary of the defunct J. P. Baden Produce
company of this place, were arrested here
today on a charge of forgery. Anderson
also Is charged with perjury.
The forgery Is alleged to consist of an
entry of 18,000 credit to "butter account,"
January '1, 1905, no such payment being
made, by which entry the profits of the
concern were msde to appear greater than
In reality.. The oomplalnant Is C. A. Mar
tin, a stockholder. The perjury Is al
leged to be a false statement under oath
to the secretary of state of the condition
of the concern June 30. 1905. An Item of
accounts payable therein of 342,200, it Is al
leged, should have been 1742,800. The' com
plainant is W. C. Robinson, president of
the First National bank of Wlnfleld. G.
B. Criaton, now of New Tork, former vice
president and general manager Is also ac
cused in both complaints.
The J. P. Baden Produce company, which
waa financed by New York commission
men, failed a few, months aero" with liabil
ities of several fiundred thousand dollars. "
BRYAN COMMITTEE MEETS
New Yorkers Expect (IOO Xebraskane
at Madlsoa Square Garden
NEW TORK. Aug. S.-At a meeting of the
executive committee of the William J.
Bryan reception committee today the fol
lowing additional members were elected:
Colonel Drlnkwater of Massachusetts; ex
Governor Benton McMillan of Tennessee;
Stste Senator Thomas F. Grady of New
York; Fathr Ducey and Colonel Jacob
Rupperr. Thomas F. 8mlth was chosen
recording secretary to serve at the recep
tion at Madison Square Garden.
Judge Feltner reported that an effort
would be made to seat all delegations by
states as far as possible.
George W. Seeney, chairman of the com
mittee on hotel arrangements, reported that
from what he had learned there, at least
5O0 people will come from Nebraska to wel
come Mr. Bryan on his return to America.
The executive committee hns asked -John
C. Collins to call upon hotel men for sub
scriptions to the reception fund.
SAYS HE'S FROM LINCOLN
la Jail at Cleveland
laccrn; Clalma to Be
CLEVELAND. O., Aug. 9. "To be or not
Shall I end this life, filled with
burdens, or live on and on?"
This was the note found on Fred C.
Parker, ln his cell at Central police sta
tion. Not many years ago Parker was a dis
trict attorney In Nebraska, he says, with
was far from well, and told the story of
stealing the cost, which he wanted to sell
In order to procure money for food. He
was sent to the workhouse.
REFINED OIL PRICES LOWER
All Grades Are Redaced Half a Ceat a
Galloa by Staadard
CLEVELAND. Aug 9 The Standard Oil
! company today reduced the selling price
of all grades of refined oil H cent per gal
lon. The new quotations follow:
"'T 'L r ""
Quotations on gasoline and nnphtha are
INDEPENDENCE. Kan.. Aug. .-Tr.e
Prairie Oil and Cns company, a branch of
the Standard, today announced a reduction
'. western oils of 3 cents to 45 cents for
. refined and 32 cents for fuel oil.
' MAYCR RECEIVES STOLEN STOK
W. W. Denny of Wllllsloa, N.
Foand Gallty of Co-operatlaaT
with Cattle Tbleiee. '
Aug. 9.-W. W.
' Penny, mayor of Wllllston. and a proml-
nent hanker, has been found guilty on a
charge of receiving stolen property. The
rase has been before the public for about
a y ar. It was chargtd by the authorities
of Valley county, Mont., thst Denny was
the head of a bai.d of hori-e and cattle
"rustlers." and that he disposed of the
booty surreptitiously acquired by the gang.
Drnrry is out on !).5un ball and It la said
that aa MBtjeai will ta ivksgv .
IIERISC IS ARRESTED
Cashier of Defnoot Chicago Bank ii Nw ia
Custody of Officer.
DENIES PROFITING BY LOOTING CONCERN
Ea ii Held Without Bail Fending Further
EXTENSIVE FRAUDS ARE DISCOVERED
NOrer Million Poll ars Loaned to Company
Headed by FretudeaU
CASHIER PRODUCES A SECRET LEDGER
Large Loans Made to Clerks la
Steasland'a Fraploy Receiver Ap
pointed for Personal Estate
of the President.
FORT WILLIAM, Ont., Aug. 9 -The
stesmer America arrived at Fort William
today and cleared for Duluth. No arrest
of President Stelnslsud occurred here.
CHICAGO, Aug. .-Henry W. Herlng,
cashier of the Milwaukee Avenue State
bank, which closed Us doois three days
ago, was arrested today and will be re
fused his release on ball until his connec
tion with the disappearance of nrly
Ii.ikO.OoP of the bank s funds Is cleared up.
Paul O. Stelnsland. president of the de
funct Institution, is still a fugftlve, snd
although nearly loo detectives are search
ing for the missing president his where
abouts Is as much of a mystery as ever.
Herlng was arrested this afternoon two
hours after the time he hsd previously an
nounced he would give himself up. I He
was taken at onoe to the office of Chief
of Police Collins and put through a thor
ough examination as to his Knowledge of
President Stensland's mismanagement of
the Institution. Herlng declared he did
not know where President Stensland was
and had had no communication with him
for over a week. The cashier strenuously
denied the charge that he (himself) waa
partly responsible for the failure of the
bank. Herlng maintains that If he Is
guilty of breaking the banking laws of
Illinois President Stensland Is responsible,
as Herlng In his examination declared he
never benefited a single dollar byx Presi
dent Stensland's peculiar system of bank
ing. Herlng Refused Ball.
Bank Examiner Janes and Assistant
State's Attorney Gleason were present dur
ing the examination of Hering. Neither
they nor the police officials were satisfied
with the explanation given by Hering of
his connection with the collapse of tba
bank and It was accordingly decided to
refuse ball to Herlng until the matter ha
been further Investigated.
Receiver f?etger reported to ths superior
court today that a dividend of at least 26
per cent would probably be declared to de
positors in the bank within the next two
weeks. This Is said will be followed by a
second dividend, although the receiver to
night was not ln a position to state how
much of their savings the 22,000 depositors
would recover from the defunct institution.
At a meeting of the board of directors
of the hank this afternoon a resolution
was adopted appointing a committee to de
vise ways and means for apprehending
President Stensland and In straightening
out the affairs of the bank. The directors
declare that there will be found a sufficient
revenue from the property, assets, etc., to
pay all the depositors In full.
At the conclusion of the examination of
Hering at police headquarters he was taken
direct to the bank where, with Bank Ex
aminer Jones and Assistant 8tates Attor
neys Fake and Olson, a thorough Investi
gation of the bank's affairs was made. In
this examination the representatives of the
state are seeking evidence upon which to
prosecute the bank's officials. Herlng has
promised to show them and the bank ex
aminer all records of notes and transactions
whereby the bank was defrauded and when
the examination was begun it was said tha
taak would occupy much of the night.
Receiver for Stensland Fstate.
The Chicago Title and Trust company at
11 o'clock tonight was appointed receiver
for the personal estate of President Stens
land. The estate Is valued at $500,000. The
appointment was made by Bankruptcy
Referee Eastman on the petition of three
of the creditors. It was feared that be
cause of Stensland's flight from Chicago
he would transfer his estate and defeat his
At midnight further examination of the
books by- representatives of the state,
asFlsted by Cashier Herlng, waa postponed
until tomorrow. At that time all the avail
able books had been examined. Other
books, were In the vault, which win locked
by a time lock, and could not be reached
until morning. Assistant State Attorney
Olson said many Instances hsd been found
of violation of the state banking laws aad
especially as to loans.
Just how ' far these violations extend
cannot be determined until tomorrow, when
securities given for the loans can be ex
amined. Ilia- l.oana to Clerks.
Attorney Olson said that In many in
stances more than 10 per cent and In torn
cases 26 per cent of the capital stock had
been loaned to persons connected with ths
bank. It was discovered that President
Stensland had loaned the Paul O. btenslnnd
Real Estate company 11.300,000. Four loans
amounting to IM.OiO had been made to aa
many persons whom. It Is said are clerks
In the Milwaukee avenue co-operative store,
one of Prcsid"iit Stensland's ventures.
The most startling discovery of fraudu
lent work was a "side" ledger which
l cashier Herlng took from a hidden drawer.
This he Is said to have admitted to the
Investigators was kept from the state bank
examiner on his annual visits., In It. so
far as the Investigation was made tonight.
w"' l"u"u praenraujr
w'11'0"1 security, aggr. gating 1181.000.
Store to Be C loaed.
One of the resulte of Hering s reappear
ance will be that the co-operative store,
aaid to have furnished a channel for dis
sipating nearly tS'X'.nfiO of the bank's funds,
wjli be closed. Receiver John C. Fetser
aaid this mornli g that he will ask Instruc
tions of Judg Brentano on the disposition
of the stock In the store. Another devel
opment today Is that the estate of the
fleeing piesldent. of an estimated value of
iiVo, will lie deeded to the receiver by
"I am colli-ting the assets of the bank,
not running business enterprises," said Re
ceiver Fetxer today. "So the store will
be closed. .The f;.tfrt in co-operative store
bond mentioned by Cashier Herlng were
discovered in the bank's vault yesterday."
Receiver Fetser declared thst the first
statement of rash In hand at the bank
waa CM waa too Ligo. It waa aaid Ibana
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