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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVI-NO. 5f.
OMA1IA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 22, 1906 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS
BRYAN LOSES FIGHT
Illiaoii Democrats Bafaae to Aik 4om
aitteeman Enlliraa to Beaira.
MOTION TABLED AFTER RIOTOUS SCENE
Majority in Faror of Ghioace Van ia Hearlj
SULLIVAN CHARGES HATRED AND MALICE
Statement Starta a Ficht Which ia Stopped
' by the Polioe.
FULSOME PRAISE FOR THE NEBRASKAN
Platform Bi4rici Mr. Bryaa aad
Bays Ha. la Uul. Leader for
Party la Battla Agalaat
For state treasurer....... J-"-
N. L,- -ski. Chicago
For superintendent of ,t. 'ruction
.......Mis Caroline' Z -e county
For trustee of the staU 'f, -
Daniel R. Cameron, C'hloa'k ' Cuno,
Chloago, Mrs. Clara Bout "-i. v
PEORIA. 111.. Aug. Zl.-By a ,
to 670, the democratic convent.
placed upon tha table the request o.
Bryan for the resignation of Roger C.
llvaa from the national committee. Di'oj.
the fact that Mr. Bryan had decided that lie
am not wish to t endorsed unless Sullivan
wan repudiated, the convention declared
hint to be tha one and only man capable of
leading tha democratic party to victory in
ioa. ' i
Tha endorsement of Bryan and the tabling
of the motion calling for the resignation of
Mr. Sullivan came at the close of a mont
exciting session of the convention in which
thera were several fights and throughout
which- confusion reigned supreme.
Tha committee on resolutions, declined to
report a plank calling for the resignation
. of Sullivan, and tha- debate followed upon
a motion made tn the convention by Judge
Owen Thompson of Jacksonville, calling for
BulUvan's resignation. It had been agreed
that each aide . should have forty-five
minutes In which to present Its side of the
case ; and Judga Thompson was the first
advocate of tha cause of Mr. Bryan. He
allowed his feelings to carry him somewhat
to an extreme and aroused the hostility of
Sullivan's friends by the unsparing manner
In which ha dwelt upon tha last democratic
convention at Springfield. He strode up
and down the platform, his face white with
wrath and his form shaking with the in
tensity of bis feeling. His caustic criticisms
finally lost him the ear of the convention
and he might never have been able to con
clude his speeoh if Sullivan had not person-
' ally requested tiulet.
' Sullivan who followed Thompson, and
who was the first speaker in his own behalf,
declared . that tha' ear of . Mr. Bryan had
, been poisoned against him and that the
demand . for his resignation sprang from
J' IWMKwal nftp)im.?i".;-: ' .
' Oreo -fearing waa displayed on both-aides
during tha debate and atttime personalities
of a disagreeable character were indulged" In
, ty various speakers.
' The and came on a motion made by ex-
Congressman Kern of Belleville, that tha
, request for the resignation of Sullivan be
laid fn tha table.
Feeling during' the roll call on this
proposition ran very high. The, votes of
several counties were challenged and one
delegate, from Warren county, declared
'that tha vote from tha county had been
deliberately garbled. When all these diffi
culties had been straightened out the vote
was declared to be as given above.
Proceedings la Detail.
Tha convention was called to order at
11:10 o'clock by Chairman Boaechensteln of
tha state central committee. After the
address of welcome and tha response Chair
. man Boeenchenstetn announced the com
mittee had selected for chairman of tha
i convention Judge Carroll C. Boggs of Fair
field and-for secretary, Edward Cahlll of
. Springfield. Judga Boggs, upon assuming
, tho gavel, promised that all ' delegates
Should have an equal opportunity tp be
heard and thct.roll calla would be granted
when asked for. At 1:40 the convention
took a recess until I o'clock.
Ticket la nominated.
At tha afternoon session the temporary
organisation was mada permanent. Chair
man Boggs then called for nomination for
state treasurer. Nicholas I Piotrowskl of
Chlcsgo was nominated on the first ballot,
receiving 90S votes to 791 for John A. White
Mlsa Caroline Grot of Pike county waa
nominated by acclamation for superin
tendent of publlo Instruction. For trustees
of tho state university, Daniel R. Cameron
of Chicago, John B. Cuno of Chicago, and
Clara T. Bdurland of Peoria ware nom
inated by acclamation.
Tho report of tho committee on resolu
tion waa than read by ex-Congressman
Xern of Belleville. A large part of the
platform deals with state issue. .
Tho passage of a state banking law
which will prevent robbing of poor de
positors waa pledged. The revision of the
present tariff laws was demanded. Tha us
f largo campaign funds for the "corrup
tion of the electors" waa denounced and
the passage of a law preventing contrlbu
L tlons to campaign funds by Insurance com
'. pantea waa urged. The recent congress
was denounced for its surrender to tho
Heat trust, railroads and ths Standard OH
company. The early eatabllahment by the
United States of a postal savings bank was
; Tha eight-hour law and anti-Injunction
law.' akd from congress by tho laboring
men were declared to b desirable and the
enactment la urged,
Falsomo Praia lor Bryaa.
Election of senators by the direct vot
of tho people was urged. The Bryan reso
lution cam last and waa worded as fol
lows; For president of the United State In
IS the democrats of Illinois, first and last,
, li but one choice and that man ia
William Jennings Bryan. In this period
of o metal hypocrisy, political corruption
aad cowardly surrender of principle to ex
pediency, whenever republicanism hold
away, William Jennings Bryan tower
above all Americana aa fittest to lead in
' tit fiKht to rescue our government from
tli hand of special Internets and restore
it to all the people. The democracy of
lllnols eagerly look forward to 19u for
the opportunity to join with Its sister
ntate in nominating and triumphantly
electing William Jennings Bryan president
of the United States. The time calla fur
a prsstditnt of Bryan's honeaty, sincerity
ent iiolKtasl philosophy.
The reading ef the Bryan resolution
which called forth tcnimo applause, tloaed
, At tli end of his reading, Mr. Kern an
nounced that a resolution had been sub
mitted to the ootnmUU calling upon
National Comoiltemsn Sullivan to resign.
ju swniiiillteo had declined to embed, it
In the report, but It had been agreed that
the resolution should be presented from the
floor and allowed forty-five minute for dis
cussion. Debate oa Bmlllraa Reaolatloa.
The first speaker was Judge Owen
Thompson of Jacksonville, who read the
Sullivan resolution as follows:
Resolved that this convention ask that
Rotter D. Bulivan resign Ms seat In the
National committee from thla state.
The reading concluded, pandemonium
broke lose. There were loud cries of "Not
No!" "Hurrah for Sullivan," Tho uproar
continued for several minutes. It waa
finally stilled by the chairman, aided by
John 8. Cooper of Chicago, who aaked that
Judge Thompson be given an opportunity
Judge Thompson declared at the outset
that Judging by the applause for Sullivan
and cat-call for other, that certain men
in the convention "had taken part In the
outrage of the last democratic state con
vention." He brought up the occurences of
two years ago, bitterly arraigning those
who took part In It.
He declared that Mr. Bryan had asked
the resignation of Mr. Sullivan and said:
"In tha face of this, are you going to In
dorse Bryan T"
"Certainly, yes, yes," came from all
parts of the hall.
Judge Thompson continued to dwell on
what he called the outrages of ths last
convention, and the confusion became so
great that Roger Sullivan finally appealed
to the delegate to give Judge Thompson
a hearing, but the utmost confusion pre
vailed throughout the speech.
( Sullivan Charges Malice.
"Vhen Judge Thompson had concluded
,,'Oger Sullivan took the platform In his
own defense. He was greeted with the
most tumultous applause. He said in
opening: "You have witnessed the specta
cle on this platform of an individual com
ing hero to gratify his personal grudgo
and drag it into this convention. He
came her to gratify his spleen, hatred
"You're a liar," cam from the Dupago
.Instantly a Sullivan delegation sprang
for the speaker, and it took half a dosen
policemen to stop the fight. Order was
finally restored. Sullivan concluded hia
address by declaring that ' he wished to
make no trouble and If he was not wanted
as national committeeman the matter
could be adjusted two years frogi now.
After a number of speeches ex-Congressman
T. X Kern closed the debate by
speaking against the anti-Sullivan resolu
tion. Congressman Kern closed his re
marks by moving that the anti-Sullivan
resolution be laid on the table.
Instantly there was great confusion, a
dosen men clamoring for recognition amid
Wild cries for a roll call. Amid tha con
fusion Samuel Alschuler, last democratic
candidate for governor, climbed up on the
platform and declared that he came to
speak for his friends who had trusted
him. Ho believed the whole matter should
not have been brought Into the convention.
The vote he declared would censure no
man, place a halo around the head of no
man. It would simply declare that the
matter had no place In the convention.
Tha roll call proceeded amidst great
confusion. When Cook county was called
a delegate demanded that It bo called by
wafda. and districts and Instantly the con-,
fusion wag radofcWeqV "Coir Voted H ayes,
which meant td. lay tho motion on the table,
and' 38 nays. . , v.
Tho roll of wards' waa not called. Re
peated challenges, Increasing demands for
recognition by delegate and the cheer of
the factions as the vote waa announced
made the hall a bedlam. The final result
showed,, for. placing the .motion on tho
table, 1,038. against tho motion to table,
670. . Not voting. , 51. . .
. Tha convention then adjourned.
REPUBLICANS ENDORSE CARSON
Illlrola State Convention Gives tho
Speaker's Boons Boost.
Treasurer of State John F. Smulskl.
Superintendent of . Public Instruction
Francis O. Blair.
Trustees of the Stat University Mr.
Carrie 8. - Alexander, Fred Hatch. Alex
ander McLaln, I I Lehman (short term).
SPRINGFIELD. 111.. Aug. a. The fore
going ticket was nominated by the repub
lican of Illinois today In a convention
which waa marked by harmony and good
The presidential boom of Speaker Joseph
a. Cannon for 1908, which waa launched
last week by his own congressional district,
was given an enthusiastic endorsement by
today's convention. The mention of Can
non's name Drought the convention to Its
feet and there waa enthusiastic cheering.
The convention carried out ths will of the
people 'of the atate expressed at tha pri
maries a few weeks ago by a unanimous
endorsement of Shelby M. Cullom for re
election. - Outside of the endorsement of
Speaker Cannon for president and Senator
Cullom for re-election, there waa little of
general Interest in the convention's pro
ceedings. Tho fight for state treasurer was
the most spirited of ths convention, but
Mr. Smulskl won easily on the second
The resolutions contain an endorsement of
President Roosevelt'a administration, of Il
linois senator and representative in con
gress and of the administration of Gov
WOMAN JUDGE OFFERED BRIBE
Denver Election. Oflielal Says Ska Waa
Appointed by Agent of Gaa
DENVER. Aug. a Mrs. Emma Wells.
Judge of election . in the Twelfth ward,
stated on tho witness stand today in the
franchise contest before Judg Ben B.
Llndsey that ah waa appointed by 8.
Campbell of tha Denver Oa and Else trio
company before election and offered 125 If
her precinct waa carried for the gas
franchise. She added that an additional
offer was made her of a position in the
gas company's ' office for her niece if the
precinct returned a favorable majority.
Another witness testified that seventeen
ballots were oast in the Fifteenth precinct
of the Twelfth ward after the polls wer
PAT CROWE IS IN NEW YORK
Omaha Man Befor Chief ( Police
Promise to Bo Goo la,
NEW YORK. Aug. fl.-Pat Crows of
Omaha, Neb., who was taken in charge
last nlaht by , the local police, but was
later given his freedom, called at pollc
headquarter this afternoon in accordant
with aa arrangement made last .night.
Crowe had a long talk . with derjetnt
Dunn. He told htin he had glveu ui Lia
old life. He said h was engaged In news
paper work and meant to earn an honest
llvmg henceforth. He was told that ha
could remain In the city as htag as he J
uu aa no promisee. i
ALLEGE TWO THOUSAND DEAD
Lata Baporta from Valparaiso Not Bo
Enoooraeiar aa Formerly.
SAN FRANCISCO PLAN HAS BEEN ADOPTED
Robbera Shot Wlthont Trial and Food
Centera Are Established for
Care of Deatltoto aad
LIMA, Peru, Aug. 21. There was another
heavy earthquake shock at Valparaiso last
night. According to the latest reports re
ceived here from the seen of the earth
quake the town of Qullota, situated about
twenty-stx miles from Valparaiso and hav
ing a population of some 10,000 people, has
been completely destroyed.
At Lima this morning there wss a slight
shoe): and Suacho was shaken by an earth
quake yesterday. '
BUENOS AYRE8. Aug. a. m.-Th
Nacion today published a special dispatch
from La Pas, Bolivia, announcing that
2.000 persons lost their lives ss a result of
the earthquake shocks and Area at Val
paraiso, that 170 deaths from the same
causes occurred at Llmache, 40 at Quillota,
U at Conchall, 11 at Pets roe, W at Lap
lacllla and to La Celera.
On Sunday last. August 19, there was a
strong convulsion at Valparaiso, which
produced a further panlo.
A dispatch from Santiago today an
nounces that President Riesco Is proceed
ing to Valparaiso, accompanied by the
ministers of the Interior and of war to
supervise the relief work.
President Roosevelt's message of sym
pathy with the Chilean people were most
gratefully received by. the government and
people, and messages of sincere thanks
were cabled to Washington by the Chilean
Snrrtvor Tells Story.
Special telegrams from Santiago pub
lished here this morning announce tha ar
rival from Valparaiso of Charles Johnson
Oana, a well known Chilean, after a terri
ble Journey, accomplished partly on foot
and partly on horseback. He confirms tli
report of the fearful destruction of life
The Chilean ministry of the Interior re
ports that the railroad from Tlltfl Is work
ing regularly, but that from Tlltll to San
tiago, the line Is not Working. At Collna,
Batuco, Pollplco and Tlltll, the railroad
stations, streets and dwellings have all
been destroyed. The president of Chile
has ' ordered the immediate construction
of provisional buildings, of wood and tine.
In order to house the homeless. Military
engineers are now repairing the railroads
and telegraph lines.
The authorities at Valparaiso are organ
ising distributing centers, where food and
medicine will be served to the earthquake
sufferers. The latter are displaying ex
emplary patriotism and courage.
Robber Pnblirly Shot.
Large parties, of , convicts who escaped
from the prisons In Chile have been torn-,
mining robberies and other. crimes' at VsJ
ParatsoCakhlancoand Vln 41 Mar, but
the majority -el thetnhave .been captured
and summarily ' dealt with. Upwards of
fifty have been publicly shot, and this se
vere action upon tha part of the authori
ties Is exercising a salutary effect on the
convicts who sre still at large.
All the public bodies lu Chile are co
operating In the relief work and the suffer
ers from the disaster are engaged In re
pairing the damaged buildings and ths
telegnaph and railway llnea It Is re
ported that the Chilean government will
Introduce a bill In congress providing for
the emission of $,000,000 In paper notes.
The project also proposes a new national
loan to enable the government to meet all
At t:20 a. m. yesterday there were two
further convulsions at short Intervals at
Santiago, but they did no damage.
Official and private correspondence ar
rived here from Valparaiso and other
points north and south of that city.
Tharaday Nlaht Dreadful.
SANTIAGO. Chile. Monday, Aug. .-
p. m. Only now can the seriousness of he
catastrophe begin to be appreciated. The
greater part of the modern house are un.
afe for habitation and the authorities have
organised a special corps to pull down the
tottering building. In most of the a'reet
It is not safe to walk on the pavement,
owing to falling debris.
Santiago resembles a camp. The public
squares and the principal avenues ar
crowded with people sleeping In the open.
All kinds of carriages and carts havs been
requisitioned to sleep In, or even under
The night of August 18 waa rendered
dreadful by flashing lightning and pouring
rain, the electric cable and wires snap
ping aa a result of the constsnt strong
earth shocks, which occurred all that night,
causing the greatest consternation, which
wss heightened by the pealing of the tiro
bells announcing the breaking out of fires
In various quarters of the city. Each earth
shock was followed by walls and prayers
from th people, who were kneeling In the
rain and mud. Th first great shock lasted
four minutes and fifty seconds. Such a
long shock had never occurred befor in
th memory of any inhabitant of Santiago.
It caused the bell of the churches to ring,
picture swung out from the wall and
there wa a great heaving motion of the
ground. Expert say that the only thing
which saved Santiago from complete ruin
was that the motion wss circular. Th
principal shock wss from Valparaiso to
Santiago and Merlpllla, with its center at
Llmache. The last two mentioned towns
were destroyed, as also were Quillota and
The statement that the approach of the
earthquake was announced by the naval
observatory at Valparaiso two days pre
vious to Its occurrence Is confirmed. The
news was published In the Chilean press
on Wednesday, August 15, the day before
th earthquake occurred.
FAIRBANKS T0VISIT BOISE
Idaho Cltlseas Planning on Elaborate
Reception for tho Vleo
BOISE. Idaho, Aug. U.-Elaborate en
gagements are being made for the recep
tion to be tendered Vice President Fair
banks upon his visit to Boise during tho
coming session of th National Irrigation
congress. He will reach Boise st 1 o'clock
Monday morning. September J. the opening
of the congress, and will participate in the
opening ceremonies on that day. Th Bolw
federated trades and labor council la ar
ranging for a monster celebration of Labor
day that afternoon, and th vie presljpot
will bo secured, if posalble, td address, the
assemblage. A public reception Is being
planned for th evening la honor of the
RELAPSE TO OLD METHODS
Premier Stolypla'a Plan Wot Approved
by Friends of Reform la
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 21. Premier
Stolypln finds it impossible to accomplish
the different task of Suppressing tho revo
lution on one hand and Introducing re
form on the other, and It now appears
that the cabinet will practically limit
Itself, so far as the reform element Is
concerned, to preparing;, projects of law
for submission to Parlnunent next win
ter. Commissions are being created in
all the ministries to elaborate law projects
covering every possible question. It Is
claimed that this relapse into the old
fashioned methods of tha bureaucracy ar
gues ill for tbs success of -the reorganised
The widow of M. Hertsenteln, the mur
dered constitutional acmoerat leader and
a member of tha outlawed Parliament,
has received a letter from a counter-terrorist
organisation Instructing her ' to
contribute 2.00 to the fund for the ro
ller of families of victims of revolution
ists, within three days, upon pain of the
destruction of tho life and property of
herself and her family.
The bodies of a fashionably dressed girl
and a young man tn student clothe
have been .discovered In the park at Peter
hot. From documents found on 'their
persons It appears they wer terrorists,
who had undertaken the task of . murder
ing General Trapoff .and other courtiers.
How and why they were killed Is a mys
tery. . I
MOSCOW, Aug. S1.I It Is generally be
lieved here that - Be&nsoft, the leader of
the men who robbed the Credit Mutual
bank at Moscow, of over (400,000, March
20, was allowed to escape at the instiga
tion of a high pollc official of Moscow
owing to the fear that Belensoff woul.l
make revelations regarding the complicity
of the police of this city in the robbery.
The expulsion of suspects continues by
wholesale. Th prison here is no longer
capable of holding the persons arrested
on political charges.
WARSAW, Aug. 21 Chief of Police
Oolcew of Sledlce was killed and two
policemen and a woman wer wounded
today by the explosion of a bomb at
l-ANCHURIA JNj BAD SHAPE
Vessel Will Be Lost Unless Relief
Cocaos alcUy from United
HONOLULU, Aug. n.-The tranded
steamer Manchuria Is suffering greatly and
the general opinion of those at the scene
of the wreck Is that the vessel is doomed.
Four of its 'eight boilers have been ren
dered useless by repeated shocks against
the reef, damaging their foundations. Th
port engine also is out of commission on
account of th breaking of Its main steam
pipe. .'..' .
The vsael is believed to be about twelve
feet further in shore than when she struck,
in spite of almost constant tugging in the
opposite direction andi sho is leaking amid
ships. Apparently the otaamer rests amid
ships on a patch of uatd aocai over which
oho rolls antf'pltolwt' n.-n ,a pivot, pound
ing especially on the? port slda.-Every
Shock Jars her terribly from bow to stern.
Captain Saunders says th only chance
to save the ship. Is to float it soon, it is
doubtful whethei' there Is power enough in
Honolulu to do so, and aid from Ban
Francisco is wanted.
Efforts to pull the vessel off have been
abandoned far th present but at high tide
this afternoon a great effort wilj be made,
every available steamer towing at once.
while the Manchuria will use her star
board engine If. still able to do so.
Captain Saunders shows that ha Is aur
ferlng from the strain he ia under, but he
still assumes all the blame. He is receiv
ing many expressions of svmnathv tmm
th passengers. They are demanding that
me ateamsnip company provide them with
DOMINICAN TROOPS - . MARCH
Twelve Hundred. Loyalist Proceed
Against Nine Hundred Re vol a-
CAPE HAYTIEN, Haytl. Aug. 21.-Ad-vlc-es
received here from Guayabln, Santo
Domingo, say that General Guelllto, at the
nead or 00 revolutionists, has left Dalabon
to Join the troops of General Naverro and
make an attack upon Monte Cristl.
The government of Santo Domingo has
sent 1.2U0 men from Moca against tha
revolutionists. 1 It Is believed that a
desperate civil war will follow.
New Zealand' Wants Tnil.
WELLINGTON. New Zealand. Am. M
in the speech from the throne at the open
ing of Parliament today th governor of
New Zealand, Baron Plunkett, said th
promotion of trade with th United State
and Canada would be on of the subjects
considered during th session. Th mem
ber will also be asked to consider pro
posals for a renewal of the subsidies for
the San Francisco and Vancouver mall
FATE OF MRS. AGNES MYERS
Governor Folk May Aet la Case
Before Going to New
KANSAS CITY. Aug. ll.-The fate of
Mrs. Agnes Myers, under sentence of death
for the murder of her husband, will be
known soon. Governor Folk, In whose
hands rests the power to commute her
sentence from hsnglng, said laat night be
fore leaving Jefferaon City for Lincoln, 111.
that he would take some action In the case
before starting on his Journey to New
York next Monday to participate In th
reception t William J. Bryan.
Mrs. Myers Is sentenced to hang a week
from next Monday at Liberty, Mo. On
the earn day Frank Hottman, an accom
plice, is sentenced to hang in Kansas City.
FATAL EXPLOSION OF GAS
Three Men Dead Two Serloasly ' Ia.
Jared and Others Hart at
PITTSBURG, Aug. a. Three men ar
dead, two ar in a serious condition and
nine other wer rendered unconscious by
a blowout of sccumulated gas early todty
at the Ellxa furnace of the Jones A
Laughlin's Steel Supply company at So ho.
this city. Tbs dead:
MICHAEL HOISE. . -,
The me a wer engaged la dumping ore
and coke Into th furnace from the top
wheu there a an explosion of accumu
CROP AND BUSINESS OUTLOOK
Annual Acalyaii of Situation j Chicago
WHEAT PRODUCTION LARGEST ON RECORD
Cora la Needing; Rain In Part
of Some State Financial Situa
tion I Simply Ex
Chicago, Aug. 21. The annual crop and
business report of the Commercial Na
ttonal bank of this city will be issued to
morrow. Tho crop report covers the Mis
sissippi valley, and a few of the more Im
portant states of the Pacific coast. It will
say in part:
The wheat crop of 1906 will be among the
largest and be tsever produced. In yield
not only will It be great, but the weight
ana quality win no far beyond the ordl
nary. In these respects It may be cons Id
t-red nearly perfect. The Derlod of uncer
tainty is closing rapidly and the crop may
nuw oe caua practically "out of danger.
The yield of soft winter wheat Is Mre,
quality, the finest, and movement freo.
Inaamuch as . this movement has begun
early and all grains are now nearly or
quite on an export basis (with the ten
dency of prices downward) a large export
business may be expected.
In what may be termed tha northern
sons or tne corn belt, embravlng the north
ern cart ot Indiana and uiinnia. nil of
Iowa and Nebraska, northern Missouri and
portions of Kansas, the corn crop Is large
ana unusually promising, except In south
ern Iowa, where the condition Is spotted
and rain needed. In the southern cine nf
tne same belt embracing southern and cen
tral inaiana and Illinois, parts of Missouri
and Kansas, the croo has been afTeoteri hi
dry weather, and ia backward; the pros
pect Is quite discouraging unless rains come
shortly followed by continued favorable
conditions and a late fall. We estimate
tho total corn crop to be three per cent to
six per cent larger than last vear.
On the whole the oats crop will average
air 10 gooo, ana tne aggregate yield will
be about seven per cent less than last year.
The condition of barley Is especially good
In Ave Important states, California, Min
nesota, Wisconsin. Iowa and North Da
kota, The total yield for the United Statea
should be about 143,400,000 bushels.
The average condition of the rye crop Is
iu per cent Dener tnan in woo,
Tho hay crop is quite short.
easiness Oatlook Is Good.
Under the head of business summary the
The letters from leadlnsr hankers In all
ordinary and central reserved cities show
witnout exception, that the business and
financial situation Is simply excellent and
all that could be desired; the outlook Is
encouraging and entirely satisfactory. In
deed, It seems that w are entering upon a
period where It Is not unreasonable to ex
pect realization til legitimate profit on the
Urge amounts ttilLt have been expended In
the betterment' of railwaya and industrial
enterprises during the past eight years; in
creased earnings Inevitably must bring in
creased dividends. With the exception of
some of the smaller cities in the middle
west, banks throughout the whole country
report a strong, active and healthy demand
for money at Arm rates, and while there is
no prospect of recession in Interest rates.
money Is, and probably will continue to be
aounaant ror legitimate business needs. The
disquieting features are the possible sera
ousness of Russian Internal complications
and the democratic political unrest mani
fested In growing sentiments of socialism
and ' fraternal antagonism to., organized
capital, aa wen as large lndlvidira and ail
forms of incorporated Interests.
The railway situation Is reported sound
and healthy and everywhere there Is mani
fested Ji feeling or satisfaction, confldenco
and even optimism; ' No r diminution In
volume of business is expected before tho
end or odt, ana soar omciais aro preparing
for fifteen oer cent to twenty oer cent in
crease next year. The rate bill is not feared
II properly administered, wnotiy apart rrom
political and partisan considerations. Under
fair and proper administration as It Is be
lieved win oe tne case, tne law win, it is
conceded even by railroad men. correct
abuses and result In good to the railroads
as well as to the public.
The Iron and steel situation Is stronger
than at any time during tne past two years,
and conditions In all branches of the trade
were never better. Volume is at high tide
and on orders already booked will continue
well Into next year.
Every line of Industry shows large volume.
with Increasing activity; prosperity Is gen
eral, and nowhere are there any signs of its
discontinuance. Evidence is -not lacking,
however, that the conservative element.
particularly the leading bankers In the large
cities realise that such unprecedented pros
perity cannot be expected to continue In
definitely; that further expansion of credits
and volume or business, as wen ss personal
extravagances, should be cnecxed.
NEGRO TROOPS LEAVE TEXAS
Fort Brown Will Be Abandoned and
Colored Soldiers Will Go to
WASHINGTON. Aug. H. The negro fed
eral troops have been ordered out of Texas,
Instead of going to Fort Ringgold, which
Is about 100 miles up the Rio Grande liver
from Fort Brown, the battalion of the
Twenty-fifth Infantry has been ordered to
Fort Reno, Oklahoma. This order is In ac
cordance with the direction of the presi
dent and has been received by General
McCaskey, commanding the Department of
Texas. By direction of the president, also.
General J. Franklin Bell, chief of staff, will
make a thorough Investigation of the
whole Brownsville affair and report to the
Fort Brown Is to be abandoned. The
company of the' Twenty-sixth Infantry,
which waa sent there todsy, will not stsy
very long. - Its duty Is to pack up all the
movable government property, which will
be shipped to other posts, when the troops
will be ordered away.
Tie Investigation now under way will be
continued by Major Blocksom, and the
War department authorities state that
every effort will be made to find out the
facts and fix the responsibility for the dis
turbance, and that any soldiers found
guilty will be punished.
eQneral Alneworth today made public a
report received from Major Blocksom of
the Inspector general's department, who Is
inspecting ths trouble between ths cltlscns
of Brownsville, Tex., and the negro troops
stationed at Fort Brown.
The telegram says:
Causes of disturbances are racial. People
did not desire colored troops here and
showed they thought tbem Inferior socially
by certain slights and denial of privileges
at public bare, etc. Soldiers resented this.
There were several Individual encounters
between soldiers and cl Ulcus. About mid
night of the Hth a party of soldiers, prob
ably nine to. fifteen, made a raid through
several squares of the town, firing 7B to
150 shots, killing a bartender and danger
ously wounding tho lieutenant of police.
They also fired Into several houses where
women and children narrowly escaned being
shot. The rsid lasted from eigtit to ten
minutes. The claim is made that citisens
fired first, but I believe without foundation.
Although the act was orobablv nrwnn.
certed, do not think the commanding officer
couia nave loreseen 11. utiMni cannot
Identify Individual raiders and the authori
ties have, made no demand for
them. Investigation Is now solus-
on, , but has aa yet discovered
none. The commanding offWr tn.
day Invited a committee of three cltl
sens to assist tn ronductlng Investigation.
The people are still In a state of great ner
vous tension snd the men nearly sll carry
arms openly at night. Women and chil
dren still frightened. I consider It naioi.
sary to remove tfe colored troops; the
sooner the better.
federal M?a7 Dividend.
NEW TORK. Aug. n.-The Federal Mln.
Ins; and Smelting today declared regular
dividends of i on Its preferred stock and
1H per cent on Its common stork, r.ud an
extra dividend of 2Vi per cent On Its eom-
moa ataxia. . I
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Showers Wednesday and Tharsday
Tempcratare at Omaha Yesterdayt
Hoar. lleg. Hoar. tea.
fla.nt...... Tit 1 p. m...... an
a. m T4 8 p. m T
T a. m T4 8 b. m f
A a. m TO 4 p. m MS
a. m H p. m M
10 a. na K'J p. tn HO
11 a. m R4 T p. m Wl
13 m......... K.1 H p. ra Ml
p. m mi
CUBAN OFFICIAL RESIGNS
Secretary of State O'Farrlll Leaves
Once Becaase Criticised by
HAVANA, Aug. tl. Secretary of State
and Justice O'Farrlll, who was acting sec
retary of the interior, has resigned from th
cabinet. Ills action waa duo to plqus be
cause President Palma criticised him for
not being in close touch with tli Insurrec
tionary movement and for not strongly
grasping the situation. This culminated
yesterday of the appointment of General
Raefel Montalvo, secretary of public works
to take direct charge ot all th military
operations against the Insurgents.
The Cuban government has been In
formed that General Jose Miguel Gomes,
who was ' a candidate for the presidency
has left Yaguajay, province ot Santa Clara,
accompanied by a band ot Insurgents. His
visit to the United States last winter Is
said to have been for th purrffe of pur
chasing arms. The authorities of Sansta
Clara province have been ordered to arrest
General Gomes. His secretary, Juan
Mencla, was arrested last night.
Several armed men wer arrested on
the roads leaving this city last night and
Many people are coming Into Havana
fearing to remain In the country.
A band of about a dosen armed Insur
gents, while endeavoring to pass unob
served, near the city water works at
Paletlno last night were ordered to halt.
They replied with a volley and then dis
appeared. The authorities ar endeavoring to prevail
upon young men to volunteer her for
service in th rural guards.
Dispatches received from PInar del Rio
today say that the feeling of alarm there
as a result of the Insurrection Is Increasing.
MEAT AND FOOD INSPECTOR
New Office to Bo Created by tho City
to Have Charg of
The city legal department is preparing an
ordinance which will relieve the city vet
erinarian from meat and food Inspection,
but will add to his duties the monthly In
spection of dairies and all cows within a
radius of twelve miles of the city to In
sure a good milk supply. Besides this the
new ordinance will authorise the police snd
humane officers to bring all horses and
other animals sick or disabled to the vet
erinarian for treatment, to be paid, for by
the owners. The ordinance contemplates
Increasing ths salary of the Incumbent
f rem. ftua Jo SU& a month . .
In this connection it Is proposed to cre
ate ' (he1 separate office of meat and food
Inspector, who will have general duties
suggested by the' title of the office.. Ths
veterinarian would continue to Inspect
slaughter houses within three miles of th
PHILIPPINE SCOUTS UNLUCKY
Inder Preseat Law Lieutenants Can
not Aspire to Higher Rank
WASHINGTON, Aug. tl. Some better
method of advancement of officers of the
Philippine scouts Is advocated by Brigadier
General A. J. Buchanan, retired, former
commander of the Department of the
Vlscayas, In his final report to the military
secretary of the War department. .
He says that If this part of the military
la to remain a permanent feature of the
army, it would seem only proper that some
provision be msd for the future ot its
officers with reference to retirement and
promotion. Under the present law lieuten
ants cannot be promoted to the grade of
Captain. Many lieutenants of the Philippine
scouts are, and have been for the last five
years, performing a captain's duty; others
raised, organised and kept for three or
four years In excellent condition their com
panies, only to have a first lieutenant of
the line supersede them In command with
a captain's rank and pay.
MIXUP 0VERA TOWNSITE
Settlers Driven Off by Soldiers
at tho Point of tho
SHOSHONE. Wyo., Aug. .-ISpeclal.)
In a clash between the land and Indian
officers at the new townsite, S00 settlers
were driven off at the point of bayoneta
and for a time bloodshed was threatened.
A message was received laat night from
the land office at Washington authorising
the settlers to occupy the townsite was not
recognised by the soldiers. Workmen build
ing the Wyoming sV Northwestern wer not
permitted to get off the strip of the rail
way. A cordon of troops surrounded th
townsite. There was much excitement and
confusion. It was to have been opened
August 15, but ths opening was postponed
on account of confusion between officers
and a mad rush of would-be land grabbers.
ARMY SHOOT AT FT. SHERIDAN
Teams Representing AH Fear Di
visions Will Begin Competi
tion Today. '
CHICAGO. Aug. a.-The preliminary
firing of the annual shoot of the regular
army was completed at Fort Sheridan to
day. Tomorrow the regular shoot will com
mence, when teams representing th four
division of th army, each composed of
thirty men, will take part.
The weather condition wer good today
and favorable scores wer made. Com
missary Sergeant Webster headed the list
with a soore of 412 out of a possible 600.
Lieutenant Palmer of the Tenth cavalry
wa second with a score of 400.
Today's contest consisted of skirmish
firing at 500 and 600-yard ranges.
Car of Roaaehold Gooda.
MISSOURI VALLEY, Ia., Aug. ZL iSpe-
ctal.V A boxcar containing household
goods took firs from some unknown cause
In the railroad yards here to-day snd be
fore the blase waa extinguished the car
was badly damaged and tb coolants on-
Delecataa to 8tata Contention Barfa to
BROWN MEN NO LONGER SO SANGUINE
turner General Worried Peipita tha
Hoiae Eii Olaooua Makes.
ROSEWATER MAKES A STATEMENT
Claims. Only Positively Fledged Delaeationa
And Seoond Choioe of Other.
MILLARD TAKES NO ACTIVE PART
Senator Ia Oa tha Ground Eat Seems Only
BUSINESS MEN SUPPORT' ROSEWATER
Large Delegation of Sahstaatlal His
from Omaha on Gronnd to
Help Delegatloa la Its
Efforts lor Victory.
For VIITID STATES SSsTATOaV
Edward stosewatst of Douglas, si orris
Brown ot Buaalo, rrank burns of
Ouster, Mr. O. S. Ilvaas of la tie,
treorg . Melklejoaa of Staao.
Tot OOTXJUrOaV Oeorg Bona
of snail, tseorg I. Bbeiaoa of uass.
John Wall of Valley. O. r. Stasia of
Jsffsrson, Charles westoa of gaerldao,
A. jr. Xarsh of Keaiasy, Olareaoo aiilea
of Adams, Dr. 4. tt. Coaaway of Tors
Tor UBVTILaTAJr UOTKBaTO
Senator WUy of rroatter, A. V. uuu
aiagham ot hsmlltoa.
To mAXUtOAB uoatMisszovsms
Tiaaa . auiiea of rsaUaa, Kepreseata
tiv (roorg O. Caldwell of day, B.. J.
Wlaat of fcaaoaster.
' To SSVaUiTAMY OP STATU A.
Oaiosha ot Wssster, si sis atoJUowaU.
Pot lUAIIsIl BV. B. xyd of
Oaga, 3h1Us Wood of sasmaaa, 4. w.
Mnaa ol Soeaa, J, a. aoutiU of
'A hay sr.
For ATDXTOB M. M. Sear la of
For LAIS COMhUSSIOsTXa X. BC
Satoa ot Dodg, atssn ajiaa of atoya.
FOX kXAXH UrMAlMXMMDSiM 'X
J. Js. ateatn.
tFrom Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Aug. U. (Special Telegram.)
There 1 no visible change in the situation
her so far as surface indications go on
the lineup for the coming republican con
vention. The Brown boost eta ar . con
tinuing their claim all tactics to stem tho
strong undercurrent against Norrls Brown.
The attorney general himself is beginning
to wear a worried look, although he in
sists that he has more than enough votes
to make It on the first ballot. Tb Incom
ing delegates, however, ar not making '
this claim' good.
Edward ' Kos water, cams dxnrn - from '
Omaha this morning and ' repaired . to hi
headquarters ' in tha XJndeft hotel. '
la-reapona to request far his view ho
gave out. the following statement: ' "
"I make no claims except for delegations
positively pledged to support m from first
to last. I am the second choice ot dels-
gates in every senatorial Camp. My vot
will be increased on every ballot and I feel
confident of being nominated."
Senator Millard also put In appearance
during tha morning, but is maintaining no
beabquarters and showing Ho activity.
Baslaesa Mea far Rosewater.
Quit a large- number of business and
professional men from Omaha are also on
th ground, assisting In promoting Mr. Rose-
As to th governorship, everything Is still
at sea and may not be cleaned up until
the conventloa feta down to work. The
candidates for all th offices, together
with their lieutenants, are doing their best
to make friends among th delegates.
The heat Is insufferable.
Combination making is waiting for tho
rest of the delegates to appaar, so that
each candidate can find out first exactly
what strength he has.
Talk of Chairman.
There aeema to bo no disposition to ob
ject to W. K. Andrews acting aa temporary
chairman. As to a permanent chairman aa
effort Is being made to get agreement
between all ot th candidates, but they
havo not yet settled on any particular
person, though Several havo been men
tioned. Some would Ilka for Mr. Andrews
to be the permanent chairman, but he will
not accept th place. Inasmuch as he con
sented to be temporary chairman with tha -understanding
that h would not be re
tained. There la a question a to Whether th
resolutions commute selected by th state
committee will be accepted by th con
vention. . A great many delegate want
an entire new committee. The divUt of
the platform made by th appointed com
mittee may be used merely a a suggestion
and a new committee may be selected to
draft a new platform.
Combinations ar being talked of, tha 1
most glaring proposition being Brown
against the field and If he wins out hs will
carry Sheldon with him and nam th
rest of the tluket, throwing overboard all .
the candidates for rehomlnatlon and nam
ing a new slate from top to bottom.
This makes it to the Interest of all th
candidates who want to be nominated on
thtlr own merits to head off tha Brown-Sheldon-Wlnnett
A great demand ha been made for ticket
of admission to tha convention and th
tat organisation ha been distributing
them proportionately among the dele
gations. The Lancaster delegation, because
th convention is being held In Lincoln,
believes it belongs to them, tried to get
the bulk of the tickets in order to be
abl to pack the gallery. Tb ' Douglas
delegation, however, has a good share of
the tickets and will take care of all th
Douglas county people who com down.
So far there has been no talk of the
organisation of the slat committee. This
will probably depend upon th candidate
on the state ticket. Chairman Warner,
having been appointed o a federal position,
Is out ot It. The chanoos ar a meeting
will have to be held between th candidates
and tha committee befor a chairman Is
Platform Committee Secret.
Bom of the thing that transpired Inside
the commute room at Omaha when tho
resolutions committee appoint. 4 by the
stat committee met there to frame a plat
form ar leaking out. It stems that th
members of the committee wer by no
mean unanimous on a great many things,
although, after threshing It out, they all
lgned the platform a finally sgred upon.
One member. It is ssld. notwithstanding
bis acquiescence when th plaantaae -f
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