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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVI-NO. 53.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 18, 1906-TWELVE PAGES.
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G. i R. TO SARATOGA
City n ths Hadion Captures ths flirt
COMMANDER MAKES APPOINTMENTS
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' I J -n, Joseph W. lBeail of Ohio is tbs flsw
I f Adjutant General.
DEBATE ON PROPOSED WIRZ STATUE
Protest JUralnst Iu Erection Sent to
Southern Veterans' Association.
CANTEEN QUESTION LAID ON TABLE
PrMUni Roosevelt Sends Tolo-rani
of arcwtii to tho neamp
moat Throagta Conssnaauer
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn.. Auf. 17. The
' Grand Armr of the Republic completed Ite
. fortieth noampixt UU today end ad
' Journed to me?-' -t. Vretoga, N. Y., In
The encampment, . -, - exciting debate.
decided that a protee V'-'t the erection
of ft statue to Henry V Auld be sent
to Oeneral 8. P. Lae. t,, nander-ln-chief
of the Southern VeV 'i' associa
tion. Thle action wna declds vonly
after long debate, which at ".Jj, be
came energetic and acrimonious, s
The proposition to depreciate the llon
of congress In abolishing the canteen from
tho old soldiers' homes raa laid on the
table Without debate.
Jut prior to the final adjournment, the
new mmander-in-chlef, R. B. Brown of
Zanervllle, O.. announced the following
Adjutant general, Joseph W. ONeall of
h,- . ,
Assistant quartermaster general, J. H.
Holeomb of Philadelphia.
Chief of staff. J. V. Wlnans of Ohio.
esl Case la Saratoga.
When the encampment was called to
order this morning the first question up
for settlement was the selection of the
place for holding of ths next encamp
ment. The Invitation of Saratoga, N. Y.,
was presented yesterday and that of Cin
cinnati was made as soon as the meeting
was called to order today. The vote pro
ceeded smoothly enough until the name
of Kansas was called. Captain P. H.
Coney of the Kansas delegation cast Its
entire forty votes for Cincinnati. The
vote waa Dromotly - Questioned on the
ground that Kansas did not have any
such number of delegates In the hall. A
long debate ensued, which was ended by
the ruling of the commander-in-chief that
Kansas could vote only as many men as
were actually present. The number hap
pened to be som thing less than twenty.
The final vote showed 403 for Saratoga and
ITS far Cincinnati. A delegate from WIS'
constn attempted to bring up the canteen
question, but was squelched summarily,
the whole question being laid on the table
MiBaritr nort os Wlri.
vWUUWi-A. Ketcaam eC Indianapolis then
" 'presented a minority report from the com
mittee on resolutions which had been silent
on the question of the. proposed statue to
Wlrs. He moved that an address should
be sent to General 8. V. Lee, the com
mander of the Southern Veterans' aasocla-
elatlonj asking that the Influence of the
southern soldiers be used against the pro
ject 'Mr. Ketcham spoke for thirty min
utes In support of his motion, and was fol
lowed ' by Past Commander EX Torrance
of Minneapolis? who declared that the
grand army should not. In his opinion,
take official cognisance of the matter at
this time. Both speakers were - loudly
cheered as were others who spoke on the
queetlon. Commander-in-Chief Tanner,
who had urged In report that a protest be
made Against the erection of the statue,
gave up the chair to make an Impassioned
appeal' from the lloor In support of the
minority report of Mr. Ketcham, which
was in line with the suggestion made In
his report. The debate grew very warm,
and a few personalities were Indulged In.
The minority report was adopted by a viva
voce vote, and apparently by a large ma
jority.; 1 Greeting; frosa Presides.
Resolutions were passed asking the sec
retary of war to' purchase the ground on
which monuments have been erected on the
battlefield of Bull Run and asking that
statistics as accurate as possible of the
mortality In southern prisons be Issued
by the government.
During the day Commander-in-Chief
Tanner sent a' telegram to President
Roosevelt Informing him of the fact that
:he encampment was In session. To this
the following reply was made by the presl
lent to Commander Tanner:
Many tharks for your telegram. Through
you 1 extend to the Grand Army of the
Republic my heartiest greetings, not
merely personal, but official. In behalf of
all the people of this nation whose ex
istence Is owing to what you and your
comrades did In the heroic days of the
.civil war. THEODORE. ROOSEVELT.
STENSLAND JNTHE SOUTH
Chicago Chief of Police Expeeta to
Hear of His Arrest la
CHICAGO, Aug. 17. Chief of Police Col
lins said he expects to receive word any
minute of the arrest at Mobile, Ala., of
Paul O. Btenaland. fugitive president of
the Milwaukee Avenue State bank of Chi
cago. The Polish National alliance of the
L'nlted States of North America today filed
a bill In the superior court asking that an
other reoelvek y the Milwaukee Avenue
State bank b Ippolnted.
The bill asks that Judge BrenUnu set
aside a Judgment enured in the circuit
court by Judge Gibbons hi favor of T. T.
Kids against the bank. The bill sets forth
that the judgment In favor of Elde wn
fraudulent because the appearance en
tered by John Waege. who claimed to rep
resent the bank, was not authorised.
The bill Is based on the allegation that
the alliance has 141.000, which, being
death benefits, are exempt by law and
should be separated from other funds In
the bank, that the alliance represents the
majority of creditors and Its Interest
should ho protected.
Although Receiver Fetser waa made a
party defendant to the proceedings, no
.objection waa made to his appointment
as- receiver la the new case.
Ellis Drake, who was In control of the
(larneld Park bank, for which a receiver
was appointed yesterday, gave notice to
' day that be would ask that the receiver
ship be set aside.
Drake Insisted that he had amide funds
to pay obligations of the bank, which, he
ays, amount to IIM00.
MASSACHUSETTS BANK FAILS
lastftwtloa at Chelsea Loads Too
Hack. Money to Officers aad
WASHINGTON. Aug. !?. The comptroller
of the currency has received advices by
telernun from National Bank Examiner
Ewer that the First National bank at
Chelsea. Mass., has been closed by action
of the directors. Examiner Ewer has been
appointed receiver. The failure is said to
be due to larre excessive loans to officers
and directors of the bank.
A statement of the resources and lia
bilities of the bank at the date of Its last
report of condition was made to the comp
troller Jane 18, 1908. This shows loans nrt
discounts to be S1.1U.6SS; cash on hand.
867,37; capital stock, f3u0,000, and deposits,
CHELSEA. Mass., Aug. 17.-Followlng the
official Information 'given by Bank Ex
aminer Ewer to the comptroller at Wash
ington, that the failure of the First Na
tional bank of Chelsea, the doore of which
were closed last night, was due to exces
sive loans made to officers and directors of
the bank. It became understood today that
the principal factor In the suspension of
the bank waa a large Indebtedness on the
part of Its president, Sylvester B. Hinck
ley. This Indebtedness Is unofficially esti
mated at from $.0,000 to 1500,000, but state
ments made today by directors of the bank
Indicate that President Hinckley has trans
ferred to the Institution his equity In
large real estate holdings, which. It was
expected, would provide for the payment In
full of all depositors.
President Hinckley Is said to be fatally
III at his home in Newton.
Developmental today Indicated that Mr.
Hinckley waa Involved In extensive real
estate transactions from which he expected
to realise splendid profits for the bank as
well as for himself. The failure of his
plans In connection with his Illness, as
well as dissatisfaction on the part of at
least one of the directors with the nature
of some of the papera priced with the bank
as collateral, accounts for the closing of
Examiner Ewer has been appointed tem
porary receiver by the comptroller.
Director Martin, who Is said to be re
sponsible for the Investigation which closed
the bank, said today that he had discovered
things which led him to make an Investi
gation. As a result of It he obtained from
President Hinckley the title for the bank
In certain real estate held In the Back
Bay and Brighton by Mr. Hinckley. When
pressed for a statement as to what in par
ticular attracted his notice, Mr. Martin
said that paper, which he did not consider
genuine commercial paper, was being
handled. When asked if this paper waa
signed by fictitious names Mr. Martin said:
'There are some papers' there that are
MEXICAN LABORERS BARRED
Governnsont Pats Stop to Praetlce of
Importing Men to Work oa
WASHINGTON. Aug.' 17.-An Important
question respecting the importation of labor
from Mexico Into the United States for
work on railroad construction In Texas has
been determined by the " department of
Justice at toe Instance, yf-the department
of commerce and labor. ' The question was
whether men employed as laborers on ordi
nary railroad construction were "skilled"
or "unskilled," In the naming of the law.
The department of Justice through an
opinion, rendered by Acting Attorney Gen
eral Charles K. Robb, has decided that the
men are "unskilled" laborers and that
therefore under the law, be admitted Into
the country under contract.
The case came up on an appeal from the
decision of a board of special Inquiry at
El Paso, Texas, who ni June, 1906, and In
June of this year had . denied admission
to Mexicans on the ground that they were
contract laborers. The appeals were taken
by the Ben Heney company of Tucson In
the first case and by J. E. Hutt and George
H. Mosher In the case this year, all named
being contractors who furntshed labor to
rauruaus east ana west oi AIDuquerque
and on the Pacific coast. The question In
volved the construction of the term
"skilled labor" In section i of the Immigra
tion act of March S, 190S, It being con
tended by the appellants that laborers or
dinarily employed In the construction and
maintenance of the tracks of railroads were
skilled laborers within the meaning of the
term as used In the act, and that If labor
of like kind could not be unemployed In
the ' United States, laborers of this class
could be Imported Into the United States
Immediately upon receipt of the opinion
Acting Secretary Murray of the department
of commerce and labor dismissed the ap
peals of the aliens and ordered them to be
deported. . . .
DAVIS MAY LEAD THE EAGLES
Indications that Head of Order la
Re-elected, bat Result Will Sot
Bo Kaowa latll Today.
MILWAUKEE, Aug. 17.-Whlle the of
ficial result of the contests for offices in
the grand aerie. Fraternal Order of Eagles,
will probably not be known until tomorrow,
those in a position to make a forecast
predict that the present head of the order,
Henry G. Davis of Ohio, will be re-elected
over Edward Krause of Wilmington. Del.
Congressman Theodore Bell of California
appears to be leading In the race for
worthy grand vice president and Boston
and Norfolk are the leading cities for the
The afternoon was takes up In consid
ering the report of the committee on griev
ances. Exempllflratiqn of the degree work
waa the feature of tonight's session.
The report published that the next meet
ing la to be held In Seattle is erroneous.
The queetlon baa not, been decided.
PROBING MINNESOTA RATES
Ooveraor Johasoa Caases Railroad
Commission to Brlag Cosapaales
l lor Hearlaat.
ST. PAUL. Aug. 17 In response to a
letter sent to the stste railroad and ware
house commission by Governor ' Johnson
yesterday, the commission today sent no
tices to all railroads operating In the state
to show why rates on coal and farm prod
ucts should not be reduced.
The hearings will be begun at once. The
governor's letter stated that ths hearings
heretofore held had demonstrated that rail
road reus were too high and that the Great
Northern, Northern Pacific and the Boo
railroads, by offering to lower their rates
on grain as a compromise to. a void further
rate hearings, had shown that they could
affurd to reduce freight rates.
HARRIMAN STOCKS BOOMING
Union Pacific Placed on Ten Per Cent Bull
and Southern Pacifio on Fire,
RUSH OF SHORTS TO COVER CAUSES PANIC
Both tssaes Advaaeo Rapidly and Two
Pools Clean t'p Twenty-Five
Million Dollars la
NEW YORK. Aug. 17. Amid scenes of
frantic trading on the stock exchange
Union Pacific common stock rushed upward
17i points a share and that of Southern
Pacific tPi points today after an announce
ment of dividends far In excess of whet
the traders had any reason to expect. The
result was that a large number of traders
who had sold stock short suffered sharp
losses, and. according to an estimate re
ported by the Evening Post, a pool In Union
Pacific stock realised profits amounting to
81B.flnO.onO and a similar pool In Southern
Notwithstanding the meeting of the ex
ecutive committee of the Union Pnclflc and
Southern Pacific roads In this city yester
day the bulk of the brokers were totally
unprepared for the announcement of divi
dends which was made public soon after
the opening of today's market. The divi
dends were: Union Pacific, preferred, 2 per
cent semi-annual; common, 5 per cent semi
annual; Southern Pacific, common, ZV4 per
cent semi-annual. Union Pacific common
heretofore paid 8 per cent and today's
dividend was the first ever declared on
Southern Paelflc common.
Mad Struggle to Bny.
Brokers were swept Into a mad struggle
to buy the two stocks within a minute after
the announcement was circulated and the
excited scenes which ensued had hardly
been exceeded since the great struggle to
control Northern Pacific five years ago.
The shorts In both Pacifies were surprised
and unprepared for the upward rush which
followed and led the scramble to cover.
Within half an hour after the announce
ment Union Pacific bounded up more than
8 points and Southern Pacific nearly 7.
Feverish activity prevailed In the two
stocks throughout the session with various
halts In the upward movement when the
traders sold to realise profits. Except for
these halts the upward movement in Union
Pacific continued throughout the day al
.nost to the. close of the market, when
there was a slight recession , on profit
taking. Southern Pacific's advance, how
ever, was halted early and held. Union
Pacific's extreme waa from 162 to 179. and
Southern Pacific from 83 to 89. Union Pa
clflc closed at 17SH and Southern Pacific at
87. The total sales of Union Pnclflc were
647,100 shares and those of Southern Pa
London Market Excited. .
LONDON, Aug. 17. The American section
of the Stock exohange this afternoon be
came excited upon receipt of the New York
opening prices accompanied by reports , of
the dividend announcement of the Union
Pacific and Southern Paelflc railroad com
panies. Union Pacific immediately jumped
8 points from 167 to 176 and Southern
Pacific advanced 6 points from 84 to 91.
Trading was active and excited and the
close prices wero a few points below the
best. The shares absorbed the attention
of tho market, other shares being prac
The excitement In the American section
continued long after the stock exchange
had closed. Curb trading In Union Pacific
and Southern Pacific assumed large dimen
sions, the buying being chiefly for New
Tork account. Union Pacific touched 179
and Southern Pacific 92. United States
Steel, Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe and
Pennsylvania were also largely dealt In at
prices hlger than the official close.
HARLAN FOR COMMISSIONER
Appointment of Chicago Maa Com
pletes New Interstate Com
OTSTER BAT. N. T.. Aug. 17.-Presldent
Roosevelt today appointed James S. Harlan
of Chicago a member of the Interstate
Commerce commission. Mr. Harlan Is a
son of John M. Harlan, associate Justice
of the supreme court of the United States.
He is a lawyer of extensive practice and
held for some time the position of at
torney general of Porto Rico. The ap
pointment of Mr. Harlan completes the
membership of the commission as provided
for under the new railroad rate law.
Business Block at Memphis.
ASHLAND, Neb., Aug. 17. (Special.)
Fire was discovered In the loft of a livery
stable at an 'early hour this morning In
the neighboring town of Memphis. As the
result of the town lacking a water plant
the west half of one square of business
blocks was wiped (jut. The hardware com
pany of Anderson & Frank was one of the
heaviest losers, though Its stock was half
covered by Insurance. The origin of the
fire Is not known.
Red Cloud Rnnlon.
RED CLOUD, Neb.. Aug. 17. The old
soldiers and the people of Red Cloud are
making every effort to have the best Inter
state reunion this year ever held In the
valley. The dates are August '27 to Septem
ber 1. More thnn double the usual number
of attractions are already promised for the
"Pike," and there will be an abundance of
amusement. One of the best hands In the
state Is to be In dally attendance, as also
numerous noted speakers. The railroad has
granted a rate of one fare plus 60 cents
for the round trip from all towns within 100
Physicians at fileawood.
GLEN WOOD, la., Aug. 17. (Special.) .
The Southwestern Iowa Medical associa
tion met here yesterday and was well at
tended. The extremely hot day made in
door sessions very uncomfortable. The
program waa carried out except ths much
looked for paper by Dr. Oregory. whose
subject, "Euthanasia," was slngoJarly at
tractive, the plan being to have It deliv
ered ' In tho same building and grounds
with 1.000 defective children.
Dr. Roy Crummer of Omaha delivered
a paper on "Collca Mucosa," und Dr. B.
B. Davis spoke on the treatment of
American's Relative ot Beaten.
.AVON, N. Y, Aug. 14.-A dispatch was
received today by Mrs. Herbert Uadswortn
from her netce. Miss Nelka Smit noft, in Kin
land, saying that she is well and knows
nothing of the c-tse i f Miss Smirnoff, who
was beaten by the Chevalier guards at St.
Petersburg several days sgo. When the re
port of the St. Petersburg outrage first
reached America only the last name if the
victim was given and It was erroneously
reported that ths young woman was Miss
Nelka Smirnoff. A dispatch to ths Asso
ciated Press last night fixed the identity of
the victim of Miss Anna SnUrnoS of fit.
COMPROMISE FOR PRINTERS
Omaha Itelesrate Seeeeeds la Dressing
Powa Political Boom for
W. R. 'Hearst.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 17.
What for a time had the appearance of a
dangerous storm cloud over the proceedings
of the International Typographical union
convention waa dispelled today by agree
ment among ths delegates tipon a com
promise substitute for a resolution Indors
ing and commending William R. Hearst.
The Hearst resolution was offered by Del
egate Roberts of Washington and com
mended the New Tork congressman for his
efforts and achievements In behalf of or
ganised labor. Opposition to the resolution
was headed by Delegate T. W. McCullmigh
of Omaha, who declared the measure a
political one and announced his unswerving
opposition to having the International
Typographical union made a tall to any
man's political kite. The compromise sub
stitute, which is expected to pass with
a fight, commends sll editors who have ex
erted themselves In behalf of union labor,
making Incidental mention of the fight con
ducted by Mr. Hearst, with specific mention
of the Los Angeles field.
The report of the committee on politics,
which recommends that the printers Join
with all other branches of organized labor
In supporting the men snd political organ
isations that have manifested a friendship
for labor and a favorable attitude toward
legislation that It asks, was received by the
delegates with enthusksm, Mr. McCullough
of Omaha being outsboken In his Indorse
ment of the move. He nrged the delegates
to remember their good Intentions upon re
turning to their homes and to go to prima
ries and elections determined to put In office
men from the rank of alderman to that of
senator who can be counted upon to vote
for labor legislation as well as talk for
A resolution formally approving the atti
tude and declared policy of the American
Federation of Labor on political activity by
labor unions was adopted unanimously.
With the declaration' that the fight for
the eight hour day Is practically 'won, the
fifty-second annual convention of the Inter
national Typographical union today voted
to reduce the strike assessment from 10
per cent to 8 per cent of the wages of em
ployed printers. At this time 38,300 mem
bers are working etght hours, 1,666 are un
der a nine-hour contract and 4.709 are on
strike. The expense of the strike to date
has been approximately $1,60,000, all of
which, with- the exception of 847,716.94, has
been contributed by members working un
der undisturbed conditions. It was decided
today that the sum allowed members on the
strike roll be not In excess of $7 for single
men and $10 for married men, and that
where men refuse to work because the
amount earned does not equal the strike
reneflt, that they be cut off the benefit
list entirely. It being evident that the dis
position as shown Is not In accordance with
the true spirit of unlonfsm and a desire to
advance the out-of-work settlement. Char
acterising the Injunction feature of the
strike as a "wrong method of regulation of
Justice," the eight-hour committee reports
as follows: !
The Injunction has foe come a club used
by Idolatrous capital to beat the trades
unionism Into submission to deprive It of
all of Its liberties and privileges guaran
teed under the constitution.
Relative to charges that the management
of the Union Printers home had been pur
chasing from merchants who were members
of the Citlsens' alliance, formed In Color
ado during the reign of the Western Fed
eration of Miners, the home Investigating
committee made Its report today exoner
ating Superintendent Deacon, praising him
for the excellency of his work. and con
demning the persons who made the charges,
saying that the motives prompting the
attack were not motives emanating from
true unionists. ,
OMAHA GETS FIREMEN'S HOME
Stationary Brotherhood Votes to Re
tain Headqnarters Hero, bat
Meets Next In Detroit.
The International Brotherhood of Station
ary Firemen closed its eighth biennial
session at Labor Temple at noon Friday,
after deciding by a spirited contest to retain
Omaha as Its official headquarters. These
were elected officers for the ensuing blen
nlum: International President Timothy Healy,
First Vice President M. P. Flanagan,
Second Vice President Harry W. Bausch,
Third Vice President Thomas F. Kane,
Fourth Vice President I. S. Smith, New
ark. N. J.
Fifth Vice President Patrick Farrell. St.
Sixth Vice President Newton James,
Washington, D. C.
Seventh Vice President Thomas Miu
grove, Btrlln. N. H.
. Secretary-Treasurer C. L. Shamp, Omaha.
Delegates to the American Federation of
Labor Convention Joseph Morton, Chicago;
Timothy Healy, New York; C. L. Shamp,
The next biennial convention of the broth,
erhood will be held at Detroit, Mich.
Resolutions were adopted at the morning
session expressing appreciation of the en
tertainment given - the convention by tho
local organisations and to the press of the
city of Omaha for courtesies extended.
The bylaws were so amended as to slightly
Increase the per capita tax, so as to in
sure an expense revenue for the Interna
tional organisation of approximately 850,000
for the ensuing two years.
Miss Burkett, official stenographer of the
meeting, was presented a purse and $30 In
gold. Mrs. C. L. Shamp, wife of the secretary-treasurer,
was presented with a
purse of SDO In gold for her work In con
tributing to the entertainment' of the con
vention, and $10 in gold was presented to
Miss Gladys 8hamp In commemoration of
her tenth birthday, which was on Friday,
The delegations generally departed for
their homes during the afternoon. The New
l York delegation, accompanied by Interna
I tlonal President Healy, left Friday after-
noon for a several diys' tour through the
Colorado mountain resorts,
i The convention Just closed was one of
I the most largely attended and successful
In the history of the organisation.
James H. Seville.
BLOOMTNGTON. III., Aug. 17.-James B.
Neville, mayor of Bloomtngton and mem
ber of the Illinois Warehouse and Railway
commission, died suddenly this morning at
I o'clock while visiting at West Baden.
I Mayor Neville wss appointed by Oovernor
Yates as a member of the State Board of
Warehouse and Railway Commissioners,
which position he held at the time of bis
death. He is president of the German Na
tional bank of 'his city and has been promi
nent in politics for several years, being a
close political friend and associate of ex
Governor Yates, lie was ii years of age.
KEPRESSIOX IN PROGRESS
Banian Government Takes Etronc Oronnd
Arainit TerroriH8 How Operating.
AGRARIAN AGITATORS TO BE CURBED
Armed Legion of Social RevolnJIonlsts
lo Be Seat to Siberia If
Csar t'aa nave His
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 17.-The activity
of the terrorists and revolutionists and lack
of support of the public are steadily forcing
the government's hands In the direction of
repression. The events in Poland have
given a new Impetus to the talk of a dic
tatorship, which, according to tho Com
rade (formerly the Nasha Shlsn). Is one
of the subjects for consideration enumer
ated In the call for a meeting received by
the members of the council yesterday. The
authority of the Comrade Is not above
The prevalence of agrarian strikes and
disorders has Impelled Premier Btolypln to
send another circular to the provincial au
thorities, directing them to spare no efforts
to suppress them and prevent their repeti
tion. The members of the social revolutionary
party's armed legion still In St. Petersburg
and Moscow will be banished to remote
parts of Siberia.
Constant discoveries of laboratories for
the manufacture of explosives and stores
of bombs are chronicled and the arrest of
three more members of the outlawed Par
liament. The commission which has been examin
ing the budget, with the View to securing
the money needed for famine relief, has
succeeded in raiting a fund of $10,ono,noo.
half of which will be taken from the army
Government advices from Warsaw place
the casualties In the encounters there dur
ing the night of August 10, nine civilian
killed and twenty wounded.
Reports of Deaths In Poland.
WARSAW, Aug. 17.-Durlng yesterday
throughout Poland eleven policemen and
one gendarme were killed and four police
men were wounded.
Meyer Thinks Lnll Will Continue.
BERLIN, Aug. 17. Mr. Meyer, the
American ambassador to Russia, who is
going to Klssenlng today to take the cure,
says tho concensus of opinion In Su
Petersburg Is that the present lull In rev
olutionary movement will continue for sev
RUSSIAN ROBBER ESCAPES
Lesser of Gang; that Looted Moscow
Bnnk Jumps from Run
ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. 17. Belenxoff,
the leader ' of ' the band which pillaged
the Credit Mutual bank of Moscow, dar
ingly escaped while on his way to Moscow
from 8wltserland whence he had been
extradited. He was on board a train,
heavy guarded and when near Pskov, dove
through the glass of a window, gained the
forest and eluded pursuit.
Belenxoff left Warsaw In a special car,
attached to a fast train, In charge of a
captain . of gendarmerie, four gendarmes
and six soldiers, two of whom were always
sitting on the same seat as Belnsoff and
carried loaded rifles. Suddenly as the
train slacked speed at an up grade Belen
xoff rose and hurled himself bodily through
the glass of a window, rolling down the
embankment and disappeared In the woods.
The train was Immediately stopped and
the guards followed Belensoff's bloody
trail for some distance, but finally It was
lost In a swamp.
It Is announced that 210 members of the
militant section of the social revolutionists
were arrested In St. Petersburg and Mos
cow In' three days.
Fnneral of Mrs. Cralsrle.
LONDON, Aug. 17. The funeral services
today over the body of Mrs. Cralgle (John
Oliver' Hobbes) at the Jesuit church in
Farm street was largely attended.' Am
bassador Reld and Mrs. Reld and many
other Americans and a number of English
authors and writers were present. .
NEGROES' WITHDRAWAL ASKED
President Will Kot Act on Texas
Petltloa t'ntll After Depart
OYSTER BAY, L. I., Aug. 17. The mes
sage from a committee of citlsens In
Brownsville, Tex., requesting that yis negro
troops who committed an outrage there
last Monday night be replaced by white
soldiers, was received by President Roose
He at once referred the dispatch to the
War department with a request that an
Immediate report upon the matter be made
to him. He will take no action upon the
committee's request, pending receipt of the
report from the War department.
BROWNSVILLE. Tex., Aug. 17. With
both parties prepared for an attack and
each believing It to be Imminent, there have
been no special developments today In the
situation growing out of the recent trouble
between the negro troops and the citizens
of this place. The citizens' committee has
been advised that the troops will not be
withdrawn pending an Investigation and
state troops will not be sent here. Judge'
James B. Wells, whose word Is practically
law along the border, . Is on his way home
and when he arrives It Is probable that
there will be some move made . to relieve
the tension. He has secured a promise from
Senator Bailey to go at once to Washing
ton to endeavor to secure the removal of
News reaches here that the negro troops
at Fort Mcintosh, near Laredo, are be
ing kept closely within bounds of the post
to prevent further trouble.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 17.-General Alna
worth, the military secretary, received a
telegram today from Oeneral MeCaskey,
commanding the Department of Texas, stat
ing that everything was quiet at Browns
vlllo and that a full report of the recent
disturbances had been sent by mall to the
FIFTY MEN ENTOMBED ALIVE
Accident la Tunnel at Cllarhporr, Vs,
May Result la Great Loss
BRISTOL. Va., Aug. 17. Fifty men were
entombed . alive In the Clinch mountain
tunnel at Cllnchport, Va., as a result of a
cave-In which occurred today. It Is not
known whether the men are dead or alive,
but the work of rescue is being rushed
as fast as possible. Air Is being pumped
Into the tunnel by several pumps for a dis
tance of 700 feet ano a large force of m.-ii
are working In an effort to rescue the un
fortunates before they perish, If they are
not already dead.
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
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RIFLE CONTEST AT FORT SILL
Cnptaln Allen of Twenty-Ninth In
fantry Makes Beat Score In
. OMIcers' Class.
OKLAHOMA CITY. Okl., Aug. 17.-The
annual rifle contest of the southwest di
vision at Fort Sill, participated In by thir
teen ofllcers and eighty-three enlisted men,
selected from the posts In the division
thhough-post snd department competi
tions, ended today.
In the commissioned officers class Cap
tain R. 11 Allen. Tvyenty-nlnth Infantry,
took the gold medal, scoring 809 out of a
In the enlisted class Setgesnt David
York, Company B, Twenty-ninth Infantry,
took the gold medal, with a score of 741.
As competitors for the army rifle team
representing the southwestern division,
the following distinguished msrksmen were
named: L. B. Willis, sergeant, Company
B, Twenty-sixth Infantry, 752; Preston
Savage, private. Company C, Twenty
sixth Infantry, "19; II. C. Clement. Jr., cap
tain, Twenty-ninth Infantry. 744; Carl
Schmidt, sergeant. Company A, First cav
For the highest score In the pistol con
test Burch M. Jarvls, corporal, Troop E,
Fifth cavalry, wns awarded the1 honors,
with a score of 277. Chief Trumpeter Mel
vln Weed, Fifth cavalry, distinguished his
total shot snd made the following score:
Blow Are. 8S; times fired. 89; rapid Are,
94; aggregate, 271. .
MONEY PLENTIFUL . IN 'FRISCO
Insurance Companies Are gettllasr
Losses at Rate of Million
Dollars a Day.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cat., Aug. 17.-Wltt
money pouring In at the rate of 81,000,000
a day from Insurance alone, the banks of
this city are more crowded with deposits
than ever before In their history. Com
paratively little Is being drawn, and alter
all local demands are met with loans, there
Is a surplus which seeks an outlet.
"We had to send another half million east
today," rsld President Will Crocker of the
Crocker-Woolworth bank. "I never knew
such a plethora- of ready money as exists
In the city as now. We are refusing no
applicants for loans here and we are send
ing big sums te New York, where the rates
of Interest are lower. There Is Just now
a demand for money to move the crops of
the state, and we are responding to this
with the usual credit, but still there Is
more money offered than we wish to
Cashier Palmer of the Humboldt Savings
"The Insurance companies have been pay
ing over 81,000,000 a day for the past two
months, and the circulation of such a sum
Is enough to make money plenty."
APPLEBY GETS HIS ANNUITY
Will Continue to Draw Ten Thou
sand a Year for Hot
ST. PAUL, Aug. l'i.-Judge Hallam today
decided that the ante-ruptlal agreement be
tween Dr. E. W. Appleby and Cornelia
Day Wilder, which provided lliat Dr. Ap
pleby should dram' from the estate of Mrs.
Appleby annually $10,000 a yeat, providing
he did not marry again. Is valid.
The estate of Mrs. Appleby Is valued at
$850,000 and Is a part of what Is known
as the Wilder charity, which by the wills
of Mr. and Mrs. Wilder and their daugh
ter, Mrs. Appleby, all deceased, was loft
In trust to the worthy poor of St. Paul.
The entire estate amounts to about $2,000,
000. Dr. Appleby sought to have the ante
nuptial agreement declared void. He also
tiled to have set aside the charitable be
quest In his wife's will on the ground
that It was void and that the Wilder home,
with a fund of $5,000 a year for mainten
ance, was rightfully his, whether or not he
lived In It.
The probate court decided adversely to
Dr. Appleby on all these points and an
appeal waa taken to the district court,
which today decided with the probate
LINDSEY RECOUNTING BALLOTS
Kumber of Irregularities Discovered
la the Five Boxes Examined
DENVER. Colo., Aug. 17. The recount of
ballots today before Judge Ben B. Llndsey
In the franchise election contest showed
but little change In the Ave boxes exam
ined. The condition of the boxes and some
of their contents, however, was Irregular
in several cases.
In one box eleven ballots were found with
figures placed on their face which George
C. Watterman, an election clerk In that
precinct, deposed must have been placed
on them after the ballots were put In the
In another case a box marked "Denver
Gas and Electric Company" was found to
contain the pollbook and ballots used In
the election of two years ago.
In still another case the ballots In a bos
were not numbered and the number posted
according to the law.
FORM CO-OPERATIVE COMPANY
Concern to Do Business at Omaha and
Other Places Chartered
TOPEKA. Aug. 17. The Co-operative Live
Stock company has been Incorporated here
to do a general live stock commission busi
ness at Kansas City, Chicago, St. Louis,
Omaha and St. Joseph. It 'is said thai, the
company was . organised for the express
purpose of fighting the National Live Stock
association. The Incorporators are Iowa,
Kansas,' Colorado and Texas cattle raisers.
MASSACHUSETTS FOR BRYAN
State Committee Felicitates Xe
brnskaa on Keturn to Take
Command of Party.
BOSTON, Aug. 17. The democratic stats
convention will be held here October 1.
The state committee unanimously adopted
a resolution fellrltstlng William J. Bryan
upon his return to the United States to as
sume the leadership of the democratic
forces In the next presidential campaign.
CHILE IS SHAKEN UP
Bepnblio of the Andet Visited j Earth
qua i Shock Friday Moraine.
RUMORS OF IMMENSE LOSS OF LIFi
Many Bnildinet in Valparaiso Damaged
and Pebris Is Burning;.
CITY OF LOS ANDES REPORTED DgSTROYEO
Cabla Officials Unable to Hear from thi
DISTURBANCE FELT IN UNITEp STATE
Vibrations Recorded on Seismographs
In Washington and Albany. X.
Karly Resorts Probably
NEW YORK, Aug. 17. Except for a few
private messages received early today re
porting an earthquake in Chile and damage
to buildings In Valparaiso no definite news
from Chile has us yet been received. The
early reports coming from different points
stated that the. earthquake had resulted in
great! loss of life and widespread damage
to property. I'p to 11 o'olock tonight,
however, there had been nothing to con
firm these reports.
The Associated Press correspondent at
Buenos Ay res cables that It Is feared the -town
of Los Andes, in the province of
Aooncagua, has been destroyed. . At the
same tlniu he points out that Buenos Ay res
hus no direct communication with the dis
turbed district. ' .
No official information has reached Wash
ington from Chile, and, white positive In
formation Is lacking, New .York officials
of cable companies having connection In
South America tonight express the opinion
that the Arst reports of the earthquake
were exaggerated. v
All Cables Interrupted.
All cables reaahlng New York from Chile
and Valparaiso early tonight were evi
dently much delayed, according to the
statements of these officials, who are them
selves unable to get any Information bear
ing on the situation other than the fact
tliat an earthquake had occurred; that the
disturbance has disarranged 'telegraphic
apparatus and Interfered with communica
There Is much anxiety tonight among
those who have friends and relatives In
Chile. The cabla companies and news
papers are making every effort to secure
' It is pointed out that the entire absence
of word front any oAicial source In Val
pura'so and other-points In Chile majr be
taken as Indicating considerable exagger
ation In the reports of loss of life and ex
tent of damage.
'A private cable dispatch to W. R. Grace
& Co., from Valparaiso received by way
of Lima, Peru, says that the earth
quake .In Valparaiso was severe and. that
business In the city haa'been totally sus
pended. The dispatch further 'stated that
Grace ft Co.'s buildings In 'Valparaiso Were
badly damaged but that none of the occu
pants were Injured..
Aldrmlst Report from Hamburg.
The reports received from various quar
ters of tho globe regarding ths Val
paraiso disaster have varied, greatly, some
going so faras to compare the havoo
wrought to that of the San Francisco
catastrophe, with details much the same.
It Is said that the city, at Arst shaken by
a violent earthquake, took Are and was
burning Aercely, many scores perishing Iu
the Aames and the ruins of the falleu
buildings. The latest of the reports along
this line comes by way of London and Is
to the effect that a Mamburg Arm has re
ceived a dispatch stating that numerous
districts In Chile have been destroyed and
that Valparaiso has been practically de
molished, many ships Iqst and more than
100 persons killed. It Is added, however,
that the dispatch Is not well authenticated.
This Is true of all dispatches and rumors
which purport to give details of the dis
aster. One Ixindon Arm has received a cable
gram from Valparaiso, which says:
"Severe earthquake; commerce paralysed;
town afire; staff safe."
No mention Is made of serious loss of
life In this brief but probably accurate
dispatch and this Is regarded as a hope
ful sign In the situation.
. The central cable office of the Western
Union Telegraph compan yln New York
has received s service message saying the
Valparaiso office closed at 11 :S0 . o'clock
tonight, eastern time. This Is an unusual
proceeding, but is not explained. Sunday
night U the only night the wires sre
closed st Valparaiso. None of the private
message coming from- Valparaiso, some of
them responses to measages of Injulry as
to the safety of relatives or friends, make
mention of serious loss of life.
Buenos Ay res Is still cut off from Chlls.
Buenos Ay res Without Information.
BUENOS AY RES, Aug. 17.- p. m.-In
the absence of telegraphic communication
beyond Puente Del Inca, It has been Im
possible up to this hour to obtain accurals
details of the destruction by the earth
quake In Chile. The managers of the tel
egraph companies here state that nothing
Is coming through. Press reports purport
ing to come from Chile are purely Imag
inary. London snd New York are eagerly
seeking for news from the affected district.
Offic ials of tht Pacifio railway say that It Is
their belief that the damage at Valparaiso
is not nearly so serious as has been stated,
but they express the fear that the loan
of Los Andes has been destroyed.
The newspapers this evening publish tel
egrams from Mendosa (which Is an entrepot
for the trade between Buenos Ayres and
Chile, with which It communicated by tho
mountain passes of I'spallata and Portlllo)
to the effect that many houses In the Los
Andes district were destroyed by the earth
quake and that there have been a large
number of casualties. The Interruption of
all means of communication with Chile
causes much anxie ty. Many rumors of dis
aster are afloat.
Los Andes Reported Destroyed.
LONDON. Aug. 17. A dispatch to the
Reuter Telegraph company froai Buenos
Ayres this evening says: Telegraph com
munication with Chile is still Interrupted.
Santiago and Valparaiso are completely cut
off. The ParlAf cables are only working
from Iquique northward. It is certain that
a number of houses have been wrecked at
Los' Andes, also known as Andes and
Santa Rosa de Los Andes, Is a town of
Chile, province of Aconcagua, elghteegi
miles by rail from Sun Felipe de Anconca
gua, capital of the province of Aconeagua.
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