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    The Omaha Daily Bee
i Yarpaxaiao Will Ba Eebuilt m Finer and
Kara Beautiful Lines.
' FrtTiiicni Art Plentiful and Belief i
Beinc By itomatioally Distributed.
At Leut a Tnonaand Mora Lie Beieath
the Debris,
Authorities Fear Ealdcmto tf It Doe
Hat Ceas aeoa All I'asafe
' Btrnetares Art Ordered ....
Palled Dow.
VALPARAISO. Aug. S4.-Aa tha result
of the splendid courage of tha people and
with the co-operation of the city govern
neat, Valparaiso will be rebull within a
fnw yaars on finer and more br "ul llnee
than before the disaster of Aug. '.
The rain laal night caused mok. 4 he
people to desert the tenta which the-,, ,
OCCUpieo Since ma eannquime ana re
to their housee. Almost all
cracked, but there wee no
tremor during the night or today. Many
of the people had to walk long distances,
carrying their bed clothes on their shoul
ders. There are no conflagrations, but the
blowing up of damaged and dangerous
structures with dynamite continues. Other
wise the town has assumed an almost nor
mal appearance. Many business houses
have been reopened.
The residences on Afegre and Victoria
hills, which are occupied principally by
Americana, Englishmen and Germans, suf
fered comparatively little damage.
In the quarter of the city which suffered
most severely entire streets have been
practically wiped out.
Thonsaad BAdlea Rarled.
One thouaand of tljoee who were killed
by the earthquake already have been
burled and there are more . than 1.000
oorpses beneath the ruins.
For relief purposes the city has been di
vided Into ten sections, so that assistance
may be extended systematically to those
who require it. Provisions are abundant.
The foreign merchants of the city have
appointed a committee to assist In the
relief work. Several of the consuls here
have received ordere from their govern
ments to send home such of their country
men as have not the means to re-establish
-Jemselves here, or to pay their own
passage to their native countries. Bheds
are being constructed for the ehelterlog of
the destitute.
The railway service Is being re-established.
President Rlesco is expected to . arrive
here tomorrow. Government engineers
from other provinces, have been ordered to
eome .ts.yaJjMire.tao, to -aastet In making
plans for the reconstruction of the etty.
The summary punishment meted out to
those who were caught stealing haa put a
stop to robberies..
Tha Import duties on foodstuffs have
- "been temporarily suspended.
8treet traffic was paralixed today by a
heavy fain, which also caused much dam
age to buildings weakened by the earth
quake. Many refugees have been taken on board
ships of the Pacific Steam Navigation com
pany at Santiago.
Rata Adds to Dlseomfort.
Rain began falling again thla morning,
Increasing tha suffering of thousands who
are flvlng In tent. Many sought refuge
in houses whose walla are in a dangerous
state of ruin1. It la believed that If the
rain continues much longer a serious epi
demlo is sure to break ont.
The warship Aim! rant Cochrane arrived
at Talcahuana, province of Concepclon, to
day with a large number of people from
Valparaiso on board. A committee of prom
inent women took charge of the refugees.
providing them with food and clothing,
Tie garrisons In the southern part of
Chile continue eendlng detachments of
troops here to assist in maintaining order,
Suggestions have been made that the alts
Of Valparaiso be changed, but President
elect Montt today declared that the idea
of rebuilding Valparaiso at some other
point on the eoast was not feasible and
that, in his opinion, . the city should be
reconstructed where its ruins now stand.
One of the worst features of the sltua
tlon is the fact that the supplies of chlo
ride of lime used in the disinfection of
the ruins are exhausted and some time
must elapse before fresh supplies can be
A committee composed of englneere has
been appointed to examine all the buildings
now standing and to report upon their con
dltion, - so that thoae which are In a dan
gerous state may be pulled down.
The men engaged in the work of search
lug the ruins are working eighteen hours
a day, and on all sides everything possible
Is being done to ameliorate the situation.
In view of the crowded state of the tented
districts in this city camps are being
formed outside the town. Sailors from the
Chilean warships are assisting the bakers
ashore In making bread for the homeless
people. -
raited Btates Steel Coaaaaoa Reaches
New Blah Polat aa Pres.
at Nartatst.
NEW YORK. Aug. M.-Further activity
and strength waa ahown by the stock mar
ket at Ita opening today. There waa an
absence of the sensational features of the
, , early part of the week, the most note
worthy feature being heavy trading In
' United States Steel common, which opened
on a lot of lft.00 shares, soon touching 47,
a new high record for this movement. The
Copper stocks were also In large demand
at higher prtora and substantial early gains
were shown by Atchison, Reading, St. Paul,
Louisville tt Nashville. Canadian Pacific,
the Hill issue. Pressed Steel Car and
. American Locomotive. Prtoee yielded gen.
rally at the end of the first hour.
Call . money waa quoted at 4VW per
Sent, with no loans in the first hour.
- Kow Comet IiUeevered. '
CAMBRIDGE, Ka . Aug. M.-A cable
gram has been received at the Harvard
college observatory from Prof. Kreuta at
the Kiel observatory announcing that a
comet, visible through a small tlescope
was discovert by Pi of. KopfT at Heidel
berg university August tt. 1:71 Greenwich
' mean time (Wednesday evening In eastern
standard time) in light ascension twenty,
two hours forty-nine minutes, thirty-two
seconds and declination plua 10 degrees.
' twenty-three minute. The dally motion In
riaht ascension was alven aa minus, forty
four avconde and In declination plus two
Iowa Legislative Committee Abaot
Ready to Commence aa Its
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES. Aug. 24. (Speclal.)-Open
healings by the legislative Insurance com
mission will be continued but three or four
days longer, after which the work of pre
paring the report will be taken up. Some
work has already bee a-done on the report,
particularly the preparation of a form of
policy for a uniform policy bill. Thla has
been discussed and will be submitted to
Auditor Carroll before finally decided upon.
The executive sessions of the commission
for work In preparing the report will be
continued till abdut September 10. at which
time district courts over the state open.
Three of the members of the commission
are lawyers and will necessarily be absent
during September. The commission will
meet again In October and finish the re
port, which will then be filed with the
stats auditor. '
Committee Beg-las Camps Ian Work.
Chairman Woods of the republican state
committee today opened the quarters In
the Observatory block. Furnlturs and runs
were put Into the rooms and stenographers
were engaged. Committeeman Converse, in
charge of the speakers' bureau, waa in
stalled behind a desk with a big calendar
and railroad mape and the campaign of 1906
can now be said to have started. The
speakers' bureau Is asking each congress
man to give them ten days. This will allow
te ana re tje UM ot Mcn congressman at least once
the walla a. ,cn ot tms congressional districts out
violent earth o ,f h own Bom of the congrell8.
n.vv ? have no particular fights on may
be t, o give more time. Both Chnlr-
n Js and Committeeman Converse
will remain permanently In the city from
this time till the close of' the- campaign.
Though the speaking campaign on the part
of the republicans does not open till the
first of October the committee headquarters
will do a great deal of work before that
time and the literary bureau will be started
at once, probably next week. In addition
a number of speeches will be made before
October I. Governor Cummins is scheduled
to deliver one address at Missouri Valley
before that time and may make other
speeches. The governor will leave the first
Of next week for a vacation outside the
state. Whether he will go to Colorado,
Minnesota or Michigan to the lakes and
summer resorts has not been definitely de
cided. He will be absent about a week or
Miller fa New York.
Chairman C. W. Miller of the democratic
state central committee left today with
Mrs. Miller for New York City to welcome
Bryan. He will return with Mr. Bryan
aad expects on the trip to take up the
matter of his speaking In Iowa. Mr. Mil
ler hopes to secure an address from Mr.
Bryan in each of the four or five congres
sional districts which the democrats this
year are counting on carrying. During
Mr. Miller's absence in New York Clint
Price of Indlanola, the secretary of the
committee, will be rn charge of the cam
palgn here.
Three Gold Badges fOI. Guardsmen.
Three gold pendant badges, each of a
value of GO were presented today to three
members of tho Iowa National Guard, who
have -been In guard ffrk -for "twenty-five
years and over. One of trie" badges was
presented to , Adjutant General W. H.
Thrift, another to W. H. Evans of Red
Oak, and a third to Colonel James Rush
Lincoln, colonel of the Fifty-fifth, who Uvea
at Ames. The bodges are given by act
of the legislature. The bronso badges an4
bars to be given to members of the guard
who have completed five years service or
over have not been finally determined upon
yet. As soon as they are decided upon
by the committee they will be made and
mailed to the members entitled to them,
Print Eleetloa Laws
Because of the demand there will be for
copies of the election law at the coming
general election In November the executive
council has ordered printed 4.0O0 copies of
the election lawe of Iowa and will dis
tribute them to the election Judges a short
time before the election. They will prob
ably be distributed through the county sud
Physlelaa at Fair Groaads.
A hospital and a competent physician will
be maintained at the state fair grounds all
next week during the state fair. The di
rectors will uae the same building that was
used last year for the hospital and Dr.
Granville Ryan has been engaged as the
physician to be In charge.
It la the expectation that more old soldiers
will be present this year on old soldiers'
day, which will be Tuesday, than the fair
haa ever known before. Old soldiers and
their wives and widows, and their children
under fifteen years of age will be admitted
free. Arrangements have been made for
1,000 seats in and about the tent where the
reunion will be held.
Wasted for Kldaaplaar.
A charge of kidnaping haa been sworn
to In the Justice court of ZeJI Roe In thla
city agalrlst Mrs. Clara Thompson. She
Is charged with kidnaping Rosle Dearth, a
li-year-old girl. Officers are also looking
for her husband, Ferd Thompson, and they
are suspected of being at some place in
southern Iowa.
Xellle Ralney Bays Bha Will
Testify Ag-alast Maa 1'ader
' Arrest.
KVANSVILLE. Inc., Aug. 24. Ernst
Tanksley of Bedford, Ind., and Miss Nellie
Ralney, a school girl of Heltonsville. Ind.,
a small town near Bedford, were taken to
Bedford today by Bedford ofnoers.
Though the present charge against
Tanksley is the abduction of Miss Ralney,
the police will seek to learn If he haa any
knowledge as to who murdered Miss Sarah
Bchaefer, the young school teacher, more
than two yeara ago, and whose slayer Is
unknown to the police. When charged by
the police with guilty knowledge of Mlaa
Bchaefer's murder Tanksley stoutly pro
claimed hla Innocence.
-Miss Ralney aaya ahe will commit suicide
rather than testify against Tanksley.
BEDFORD, Ind., Aug. 14. Prosecutor
Fletcher said today that he had no Inten
tion of securing a warrant foe the arrest
of Ernst Tanksley on the charge of mur
dering Sarah Bchaefer, who was found dead
in a shed here on the night of January 71.
1904. Mr. Fletcher la preserving silence as
to what evidence. If any, he has in his pos
session. Teleghoao l.laemea Btrlks.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. Aug. 14. At Kan
sas City and Independence, Mo., four hun
dred linemen and construction men .of the
Missouri Kansas Telephone company
are on atrlk for Increased wages. At
Sedalla forty men are oat.
Coadrey Reaomlaatsd.
ST. LOUIS, Aug. M. Obngreasma'n Harry
K. Ceudrey waa yesterday Tenotnloated for
congress or the republicans of the Twelfth
dlsirw-t at a oif-.. 1 '." There was do
Cabinet Minister Eaji Buatia Doe Not
Need te Hake Foreign Loan.
Owaers ta Be Paid with laterest
Bearing Scrip Which Is ta Be
Redeemed by Payments
Mads by Peasants.
ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. M. Finance
Minister K6kovsoff today ' authorised the
Associated Press to deny categorically the
constantly recurring reports that Russia in
tends to enter the foreign market for a
new loan this autum.
"The government," said the minister.
"has ample funds In sight to tide over the
present year. The only loan operation con
templated, namely, the $25,000,000 Imperial
loan for famine relief, waa consummated
today by the signature of the emperor.
Thla loan Is already being taken by the gov
ernment's savings banks. Even If we de
sired It, we realise that no foreign - lonn
could be advantageously floated without the
assent of parliament, and you may state
emphatically that the government will not
again try to contract a foreign loan until
parliament approves It. The surplus for
the first six months of the current year will
exceed the estimates by t30.000.000 and as the
last alx months always are the best from
the revenue standpoint, the excess for the
year should . exceed 100,000,000, more than
sufficient to meet the extraordinary expen
ditures in connection with the suppression
of the revolution, which directly and in
directly has cost nearly $6,000,000 a month.
"There la nothing alarming In the finan
cial situation, although In the final analysts
everything depends on political develop
ments." .
Details of Land Scheme",
It was further explained by U. kokov
soft that the big project for the distribu
tion of 25,000,000 acres of land among the
peasants, on which the government has de
cided immediately to embark, and from
which great hopes of measureably appealing
to ths discontented peasantry have been
built, does not Involve any charge on the
treasury. The peasant bank will Issue in
exchange for land two species of script.
With a view of preventing a flood of paper
breaking the money market , too heavily
before It can be absorbed, .a nominative
script hearing six per cent Interest will be
Issued, the vendors agreeing not to place
it on the market before five years, while
only five per cent debentures will be Issued
payable to bearer. The emperor .and the
grand dukes will accept the nominative
script, and In effect the imperial family will
simply convert their land holdings Into six
per cent securities and be relieved of all
the expense of management of crown lands
and appendages, which at present absorbs
a large share of their revenues. The
period 'of amortization through Installment
payment by the peasants has not yet been
fixed. Until redeemed the debentures and
script will constitute a blanket mortgage.
In the process of the distribution of these
lands all the energy of the government will
be devoted to the dissolution of the exist
ing communistic system, which now covers
two-thirds ot the peasant holdings, and cl
lotments to the peasantry In severalty In
order to Instill respect for the principles of
private-property. . If successful, the gov
ernment confidently expects the peasantry
will become conservative and set their
faces against socialistic dreams of the na
tionalisation of land.
All' Elections oa Same Day.
At a protracted session of the cabinet this
evening the conclusion was reached that,
In view of the existing conditions, any re
taxation In the rigor of the government's
policy Is utterly out of the question and
that It Is necessary to continue the battle
against the revolutionary forces with all
the means at command. It also was decided
that ' the elections for members of parlia
ment should be held on the same date
throughout the empire instead of over
period- of several weeks, as was the case
In the former . elections. In order to pre
vent the opponents of the government from
concentrating their efforts In various dls
trlots In succession.
All the ministers were Instructed to pre
pare and have ready for submission not
later than September 14 the projeots of iwc
essary legislation, which will be divided
Into two categories, the first, those which
are urgent and should be enacted Imme
diately In the form of temporary laws or
administrative edicts, and the second such
aa will require to be polished by the cab
inet before submission to parliament when
it assembles.
Clttaeas Ask that Goards Be Doabled
and Police Force Be
ODESSA. Aug. 24. Robberies and mur-
dera have become frequent here. The cltl
sens have petitioned the government to
double the police force and compel every
house owner to maintain three armed por
ters Instaad of one.
Alleged Fraad Arrested.
BERLIN, Aug. 84. The Lokal Anseiger
today announced the arrest at Hamburg
yesterday of a man who described himself
aa "Baron Santoa von Dobroabakl-Donnsrs
mark," but who Is said to be a metal
worker named Konrad, who married an
American girl of, good family in Manila
May 4 last The man la charged with hav
lng deserted his wife in Parts, taking with
him her Jewelry valued at $S.000 and a sum
of money. Hla arrest la reported to be
due to the American consul at Hamburg.
A great part of the Jewels. It la said, had
already been disposed of by the "baron,"
but th police seised the remainder.
Fatal Wreck la Canada.
ST. THOMAS. Ont, Aug. M A Wabash
special train carrying two theatrical com
panies to Chicago and on to Detroit, and
the Canadian Pacific regular passenger
train from Toronto, collided at the croaslng
Juat east of this city today. Canadian Pa
cific Engineer McKay ot Toronto Junction
was killed. Fireman Patterson of this city
was probably fatally Injured and Baggage
man Alex Wiley of thla city was probably
fatally Injured. None of the passenger on
either train was Injured.
Amerleaa Protests Agalast Boycott.
HONG KONG. Aug. 24. Th American
consul his sent a dispatch to the viceroy
of Canton requesting him to suppress the
boycott association for th hindrance of
American commerce. Th. association re
cent held several meeting.
Archbishop Keaaa Balls for Home.
SOUTHAMPTON. Aug. 4.-Archblshop
Keane of Dubuqu sailed for New York
today on the Bluecher.
Kaaaas City Htm Boaapart.
KANSAS CITY, Aug. M.-Charles J.
Bonaparte, secretary of th navy, has been
invltrd to attend th Be salon of the Trans
mUaiwiiipi Commercial congress to b heUt
la UUs city. November tu.
Kansas Army Defeats tha eath
Dakota Army la aa Extended
Flaak Movement.
FORT RILEY. Kan., Aug. rt.-Todeys
maneuvers waa the biggest affair of the
kind that the troops have participated In
this year. In it the regular and national
guard troops were divided Into four armies.
Two of the armies were composed entirely
of regular troops and In each wss repre
sented all arms of the service. One was
a blue and the other was brown army.
These two forces Were engaged apart from
the other forcee. In the other engage
ment Colonel Wilder Metcalf of the First
regiment, Kansas National guard, com
manded the blue army, composed of a
regiment and two battalions of Kansas Na
tional guard Infantry, the first squadron
of the Thirteenth United Statee cavalry
and a battery, of United States field ar
tillery. The other army was commanded
by Major Aldrtch. who Is in command of
the South Dakota forces at the camp, and
hla army was made up of the two battalions
of North Dakota National guard, one bat
talion of the Kansas National guard, the
first squadron of the Ninth United States
cavalry and a battery of United States
field artillery.-
The Kansans marched from Morris Hill
and the South Dakota army marched from
Three-Mile creek and they came together
on Sheridan heights. Just above Fort Riley,
where the engagement took place. Each
man had been issued fifty rounds of blank
ammunition and there was heavy firing by
the artillery, as well as by the Infantry
and cavalry. The problem was one in
flank movement by the cavalry, the In
fantry engaging the enemy while the cav
alry performed the maneuver specified In
the problem. First the flank of one army
would be driven back to cover, then the
flank of the other army would be com
pelled to perform a similar movement. The
decisions of the umpires favored the Kan
sas army and the umpires and officers are
settling the matter at a Joint meeting at
the camp tonight.
Governor Hoch will be here tomorrow
and review the .troops. The governor's sa
lute of seventeen guns will be fired upon
the Arrival of Governor Hoch at the camp.
The Kansas troops will have almost a
whole day's work tomorrow. Senators Long
and Benson, the Kansas congressmen and
state officers will be present.
Policemen Overwhelmed la Mad Rash
of People at Defunct CM
cago Bank.
CHICAGO, Aug. 24. Sixty poHcemen were
overwhelmed today by a mad rush of men
and women, who were determined to get
the first money p'd out of the vaults of
the ruined Milwaukee Avenue State bank.
Receiver Fetter had made arrangements to
pay 20 per cent to 8,000 of the 22,000 depos
itors and everybody was anxious to be
among the B.ona At daybreak the crowds
swarmed around the bank and by 8 o'clock
the bank waa surrounded by 15,000 people.
Sixty policemen had been sent to the bank,
but, they were unable to handle' the crowd,
the greater part of which "were unable te
understand the English language. Forty
more officers were na.07y sent to the bank
and order was even then restored . with
difficulty. It seemed impossible to make
the depositors comprehend that, although
only B.000 were to be paid today,, the others
would be paid Just as much.. .within the
next few days. At one time the crowd
threatened to fairly storm the bank, . as,
waving their passbooks In . the air, they
rushed for the doors, shouting ii Bohemian,
Polish, Norwegian and Italian. The re
ceiver wss all day paying the 5,000 and will
pay as many more tomorrow.
MADISON. Wis., Aug. 24. That Paul O.
Stensland, the misalng president of the
Milwaukee Avenue State bank of Chicago,
was In London August 10. Is the statement
made In a letter from the English capital
received today by Madison relatives of
Peer O. Stromme, a former' Chicago news
paper man. Stromme, who knew Stenaland
well, writes that he met the banker in
London and went to call on him later In
Stensland's apartments. The banker had
left In the meantime for Flushing and the
south of Europe. Stromme says that Stens
land apparently had plenty of money.
Head of Eqaltable Society laveatl
gates French Insaraaee Laws
While Abroad.
NEW YORK, Aug. 24. President Paul
Morton, of the Equitable Life Insurrance
Society, was a passenger on the steamship
Lucania which arrived here tonight from
Llverviool. Mr. Morton returns from a six
week's stay In Paris where he investigated
the French lisurance lawa and aought to
determine the .effect of the recent agita
tion In this country over Insurance matters
on th French public. H said tonight that
he had found the French Insurance laws a
little partial to home companlea, but not
markedly so and that foreign companies
are given a fair chance to do buatneas.
While In Europe Mr. Morton met the
heads of the large foreign Insurance com
panies all of whom agreed, he said, that
the Insurance exposures In ths United
Btates had resulted In strengthening the
position of the companies. While In Lon
don Mr. Morton attended the Fourth of
July celebration by the American society,
at which William Jennings Bryan delivered
an address In conversation with Mr. Mor
ton on that occasion Mr. Bryan said that
he was glad that the American public at
leaat recognised him as a conservative.
Other passengers on the Lucania were
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mackey of San Fran
cisco. Mr. Mackey's knee was sprained by
a fall from pony In a polo game near
Londen this summer.
Presldeat May Not Tell Laag-aag
I'sed by MeGraw Be for
His Bospeasloa.
NEW YORK. Aug. it. In announcing;
today that the suspension of JlaniLr
McOraw of th New York National la;ua
base ball team la lifted, to tak effect .to
morrow at Cincinnati, President Pulllam of
tha National league furtner approved th
action of Umpire Johnston In SQspendVijr
tha New York manager.
MeGraw was suspended for using Im
proper language, directed at ths umpire
during a game between New York and
Chicago, at the Polo grounds In this city
several weeks ago. In the statement
President, Pulllam says that MeGraw utal
the most villainous languag on mortal
could use to another to tJmptr Johnstone.
"I regret," he adds, "that I am una'l
te tax th baa ball patrons into my
confidence and give them the cvldenc i-e.
fore me, but the laws of th I'nirul
States and tha vigilance of one Authouy
Coustock jrevent me doing: so."
Burlinrten Politician Tun a heat Triok
on Voter of State.
Prejadlco of Voters Two Stress; to
Coma Oat la the Opes, hat Xorrl
Brawa Is Made Whea
tha Time Comes.
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 24. (Special.)
Th smoke of battle has cleared awuy
and -the hotel corridors are deserted, but
the political veterans who witnessed the
engagement aro still sitting around the
camp-fires talking over the strategic
moves of the .contending hosts and tl,s
Impending political revolution, that ha
placed Nebraska by the side of Kansas as
a free and Independent state.
"It was a superb piece of strategy."
exclaimed one of the veterans who trained
with the Lincoln machine, "the way the
Burlington handled Ita forces before and
after the battle. It was given out at
headquarters and all along the Burling
ton line that" its preference waa for Rose
water over Brown, and Ita agenta, lawyera
and passholders Industriously spread the
report among Rosewater's former sup.
porters, who were Incensed and disgust-!
over what they thought was the treacheiy
and desertion of the cause of the peopla
on the part of the editor. Very naturally,
they rallied around the standard of Nortls
Brown, who made roaring campaign
speeches against the Burlington and
Union Pacific tax shirkers and filled
every village and farm with lnflaihmato-y
literature. It was an easy thing for the
Burlington politicians to lose out In al
most every county In the Republican val
ley as well as In the First and Fourth
districts, where they knew public senti
ment was running high against the rail
roads and particularly the Grain trust. In
all these counties no serious resistance
was made to instructions for Norrls
That's so," chimed in a Nebraska City
merchant "I was on the train that car
ried our delegation to the county con
vention that was held at Syracuse. Whn
the conductor paaaed Judge Jeaaen, who
waa a presumed candidate for congress
against Pollard, the Judge gave a wink,
and the conductor passed by. When the
Judge was called on to address the con
ventlon. after he had been unanimously
endorsed for the empty honor, he mado
the most rantankerous antl-pasa "and anti-
railroad speech I have ever heard In many
a day, and his Me too,' Major Hayward.
pushed through an Instruction for-Norris
Brown, although four-fifths of the people
of Otoe county were for Rosewater."
Fooled by Prese Bnrean.
"That is about the way It went In other
counties," said a commercial traveler, who
happened to be within the circle durlni;
this discussion. "I stopped over in sev
eral towns in Hamilton and Seward coun
ties Just before the frensled farmers In
structed for Brown on the strength of the.
report elrculatad. by Brown's press bu
reau that Rosewater was tied up, with the
"By the same signs." said a grlsxly pol
itical vet. "the republicans of Butler county
were led by the nose Into the bull ring.
The amusing part of It was that the anti
pass shouters In Wahoo and David City
were notorious political pasa distributers
and corporation attorneys."
"You have broken the thread of my
story," exclaimed the first strategist. "The
real aim of the Burlington waa to defeat
both Brown and Rosewater by pitting them
against each other so as to flnalry prevent
the nomination of a senator In- the con
vention. At any rate the password to the
passholders on every railroad line was to
stop instructions, except where the coun
ties could be rounded up for the stalking
horses, who were expected to hold back
votes enough to make Impossible the nom
ination of any senatorial candidate. This
was the role of Currle, Melkeljohn, Crounse
and Dr. Evans, hone of whom stood a
ghost of a chance of being nominated."
Millard - la Overlooked.
"You forgot to name Millard." exclaimed
another vet. "Didn't he present a most
humiliating and pitiful spectacle? Have
any of you ever aeeti a United States aen
ator walk through the alales of a great
convention nnd take a seat on the stage
without being noticed and without a single
man raising his hand to applaud or calling
him by nameT"
"I happened to know," said another vet,
"that nearly all the votes for supporters of
the dummy candidates were nominated to
vote for Rosewater after the first compli
mentary vote, but they were held back pur
posely with the Idea of creating a deadlock
and finally preventing any , nomination.
Had they been voted in accordance with
their pledges and instructions, Rosewater
would have won hands down."
"That may or may not be so," said tho
man at the head of the campfire, "but I
happen to know that the knife - was put
Into Roaewater by the order of Holdrege.
You remember that the Gage county dele
gation, which had promised to deliver from
fifteen to twenty votes to Rosewater, by
some mysterious agency only gave him
four, while Brown got sixteen from the
start. You remember that Instructions
were prevented In Saline county, which Is
Burlington territory, through the quiet bul
effective pressure from Foss, the Burling
ton boss, but at the same time it was given
out that the delegation would be solid for
Rosewater, and It was solid up to within a
few hours before th meeting of the con
vention. Then four or five of the delegates
who always do the bidding of the Bur
lington became attached to Brown and
would not budge. You probably also re
member that Good named hla own dele
gation In Nemaha. Every one of those
votes. Including Tom Majors, was at the
disposal of the Burlington. Tom Majors
himself had confidentially admitted that he
would vot for Roaewater, if he waa re
quested to do so tor th sake of Good. It
isn't likely that Tom threw the delegation
to Brown on hla own motion. I happen to
know that h threw It only after Jim Kelny
had appeared on th floor of the conven
tion a few minute before th final ballot."
Lcta Cat Oat of tha Rag.
"That reminds me," said the commercial
traveler, "that one of the Omaha Fontanelle
men predicted the nomination of Brown th
day before the convent'on. He said Kelby
was talking out loud i.i Ed Maurer's
Omaha saloon Monday - night and be
tween drinks said the Burlington
would throw to Brown, if ther was any
danger of Roaewater making It."
"You've hit it exactly," aald th first re
lator. "It was a piece of superb strategy
and it waa neatly executed. Don't givu
all the credit to the Burlington and
Tom Majora. I happen to know that
Congressman Hinahaw had a hand In forc
ing the nomination of Norrls Brown. He
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Frletloa Develops Betweea Factions
la the Sew York Receptloa
NEW YORK. Aug. 24.-Harry W. Wal
ker, who has had an active part in arrang
ing the receptlcn to be given to W. J.
Bryan by the Commercial Travelera' Anti
Trust league on August 30, today gav out
a statement to the effect that politicians
headed by Alexander Troupe of Connecticut
and Norman E. Mack of Buffalo are trying
to control the movement and that the
league will control the arrangementa for
the reception, even If It has to tell the
politicians to retire.
"Mr. Bryan accepted the invitation from
the Commercial Travelers' Anti-Trust
league," said Mr! Walker, "and we think
thst he will appear there, as stated."
Mr. Mack, who is the democratic na
tional committeeman from this state, sold
In reply to the statement that there Is a
popular Impression that the Bryan recep
tion Is a political affair and than Mr.
Bryan regards It thst way.
"Why shouldn't politicians take part in
It?" he asked. Mr. Mack said he Id not
making trouble In the committee and that
there Is no talk of Hearst In the arrange
New Commissioner Says Companies
Show Disposition to Observe
New Itate Iaw.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 24. By Tuesday,
August 28, when the new railroad rate law
shall become effective. It Is expected that
practically all members of the Interstate
Commerce commission will be In Washing
ton. Commissioner Franklin K. Lane of
California arrived today and shortly after
ward was In his office at the commission's
building. He did little during the day ex
cept to have a conference with Secretary
Edward A. Mosely of the commission and
attend to his personal mall.
Speaking of the new rate law. Commis
sioner Lane said:
"So far as my observations have extended
a disposition is manifested by all railroad
companies to comply with tho act. In the
west, particularly on the Pacific coast, the
railroads are making their arrangements
to conform to the new provisions as soon
as possible."
Commissioner Lane brought to Washing
ton with him' the members ot his family
and they. will' be located permanently In a
few days.
Cammlttaa ait Plfteea". Hears , at.
, aorta from gnbeommlttees oa
Proposed Laws.
ST. PAUL, Aug. 4. The "committee
of fifteen" Insurance commissioners of
various states now holding a meeting :t
the state capltol here, today received re
ports of sub-committees and approved
drafts and bills for uniform legislation,
which If adopted, will make a very ma
terial dlfforence. In the opinion of the
big old-line Insurance companlea.
The report of the committee on m's
representations. Including the draft cf a
bill, waa approved. The draft, as pre
sented today, Included (the following im
portant section:
No life Insurance corporation, officer,
director or agent shall issue or circulate
any estimate. Illustration, circular or
statement In any part misrepresenting
the terms of any policy Issued by it, or
the benefits or advantages promised, or
the dividends or shares of surplus to ue
received thereon; nor shall any company
use any title of policy, or class of poli
cies, misrepresenting the true nature
Federal Oraad Jsry Charges It with
arantlaa; Illegal Favor to
Standard Oil Com pa ay.
JAMESTOWN. N. Y., Aug. W.-The New
York Central railroad company was In
dicted by the western New York federal
grand Jury this afternoon on a charge of
giving discriminating and unlawful freight
ratca on shipments of oil by the Standard
Oil company and of unlawfully falling to
file a achedule of such ratea with th in
terstate commerce commission at Waahln
ton. The Standard Oil company waa again In
dicted, on a charge of accepting unlawful
and discriminating freight rates on ship
ment of oil over th Pennsylvania, tha
New York Central and th Vermont Cen
tral railroad companies.
Th indictments are cloaely related to
thoae found by th same jury two week
ago against the Standard Oil company and
the Pennsylvania In the matter of discrim
inating rates for oil shipped by the Stand
ard from Olean to Burlington, Vt. '
Jary at Sarlaarfleld, Mo., Is Discharged
After Betas; Oat Tweaty
Fair Hoars.
SPRINGFIELD. Mo.. Aug. 24.-The Jury
In the case of Doss Galbralth, the alleged
leader of the mob which lynched and
burned three negroes in April last, and who
waa on' trial charged with aecond degree
murder, was discharged by the court today
when It reported that its members were
unable to agree. The Jury had considered
the caae for more than twenty-four hours.
After the jury waa discharged I fa members
freely admitted that the vote stood ten for
acquittal and two for conviction. Twenty
ballots were taken and there waa no change
after the first ballot. The defenae an
nounced that It was ready for a new trial
Immediately. It ia not believed, however,
that the state will try the case again. Gov
ernor Folk and Attorney General Hadley
asalated the proaecutlon, the attorney gen
eral and hla assistant taking an active
part in the proceedings.
Aatomotilllsta Take Trala.
SALT LAKE CITY. Aug. 14 -Christian
Hagerty and Richard Little, who are at
tempting to break the transcontinental
automobile record, arrived her last night
on a Union Pacific passenger train which
they hoarded at Julesburg. Colo. They are
recuperating at a meal hotel while their
chauffeurs are bringlug up their machine.
The car Is expected to arriv here tomor
row. . . .
Insurrection in Cuba Reaches Formidabla
The Are Well Supplied with Ammunition
and Tents.
People Not Ball jin: to Support of OoTera
ment with Enthusiasm.
He Denies All Ceaaeetloa with Aay
Conspiracy Raral Guards Aro
Said ta Be Desert-
HAVANA, Aug. 24.-Unofnetol advices re
ceived from the western province of Plnar
del Rio tonight are to the effect that tho
Insurgent forces now concentrating west of
San Juan de Marlines are far more for
midable than had been supposed and also
are better supplied for camping and a long
and aggressive campaign. .
A prominent resident of Havana whoa
word la beyond question returned this even
ing from a three days' tour In the vicinity
of Snn Luis and San Juan de Martin es.
He Informed the Aasoclated Press that
lino Guerra's following in Plnar del Rio
now is certainly from 1.500 to 1,000 men.
Ho said the Idea of his not having sufficient
ammunition was ridiculous and that he la
abundantly supplied with every possible ne
cessity. The behavior of hla forcee la
All the tobacco plantations owned by
Americans and American propertlca fly
ing the American flag, this gentlemsn de
clared, are not being molested. He aald the
Insurrectionists had einlil mutes Ioadd
with dynamite and tluU lately they had re
ceived supplies from unknown sources. He
positively declared that fully a hundred
members of the rural guard had deserted
and Joined the Insurrectionist since the
trouble began and that practically all tha
Cubans In western Cuba were sympathizers
with the movement.
Word has been received here from San
tiago, that General Jesus Rabl with 2,000
veterans will come to the Vuelta Abajo to
help put down the Insurrection. This,
however, is not confirmed.
The government's extra expensee since
August 19 have been 1270,000.
Government Plans Itldlealed. '
The critics of the government privately
ridicule the plans of the government to
bring rapid fire guns to the Island, assert
ing that the experiences of the Spentarda
with these guns In Cuba proved their uso
lessness In the field. They admit, how
veer, their value for the protection of cities
and highways.
. The government. It is understood, has
sent to Texas to buy 2,000 horses for the
'army. - It haa already bought M0 horses
The government hes cabled to General
Rlus Rivera, minister lo Centra! and South
American countries, to return immediately
to Cuba.
The report of the arrest of Orestee Fer
rara is denied, but It is admitted that he
is under surveillance.
General .Jose Miguel Gomes, at his
formal arraignment today, denied the al
legation that he had engaged In a" con
spiracy against the government. There is
no foundation. In fact, for the rumor In
circulation tonight that the government haa
begun negotiations with Pino Guerre.
More troQps will be forwarded to the
western districts tomorrow.
While the troops were being conveyed by
railroad trains from Plnar del Rio to San
Juan de Marlines ordinary traffic on the
railroad was suspended. There hss been
no Interruption of railroad communication
by Insurrectionists.
There Is grave doubt if the force cf gov
ernment troops now at San Juan da
Martlnes would be able to withstand an
attack by the forces ot Pino Guerra.
Aside from slight encounters In the pro
vinces of Havana and Banta Clara nothing
of Importmce has transpired there.
Enlistments Proceed Slowly.
The enlistment of rural guards and vol
unteers is going on very slowly In the
provinces, but In the city of Havana en
listments are somewhat better. ' The city
council this afternoon appropriated $60,000
for the support of the city militia, of
which the.r are two divisions, ths Interior
snd the exlunor, under command of Gen
eral Sanchei Agramonte.
Tho government expects that the steamer
Mexico, which will sail from New York
on Saturday, will bring eighteen rapid-fire
guns. 16,000,000 cartridge and 13,000 Leo
Tomaa Estrada Palma, jr., Joined tho
Havana city militia today.
The Insurgents have been absent from
San Luis since early this morning, but
no troops have yet occupied the place.
The sturbed situation of the country Is
Interfering grestly with commeroa.
The transportation of merchandise by
railroad has practically ceased, shippers
fearing the aelsure of their goods.
Gomes at Capital.
Jose Miguel Gomes, who was a candidate
for the presidency last fall, and who was
arrested August 11 at his resldertc near
Banctl Spirltus, province of Santa Clara,
arrived here from Batabano on a apeclal
train early this morning and had been
escorted to the city Jail before his arrival
In this city became known.
Th traffic manager of the Weatern rail
way reporta that tralna are running and
the telegraph line operating to San Juan
de Martlnes today without any Interruption
Gomes, In an Interview with the corre
spondent of th Associated Prtas, la tl
city Jail, later in th day, aald:
'I declare that I have never had any
knowledge of thle unfortunate conflict
and that If I had conspired against Presi
dent Palms' administration, I hav mora
than sufficient pride to boldly admit It
now. You may assure the peopls of the
Lotted Syue that I have not conspired
to disturb the peace and prosperity of
the country.
The government regards Guerra's mof
ment on Guanes as being a retreat be
fore the forcee eent against him from the
city of Plnar del Rto.
Baa Jaaa ds Martlaes Retakea.
14. This town, which on Thursday was
occupied by a band of Insurgents under
command of Pino Ouerra, Is again in pos
session of the constituted forces of the r
public At 5:30 o'clock this evening the
troops under command of Colonels Bac
callao and Avalo arrived here from Plnar
del Rio, but news of their coming had pre
ceded them by several heura and by book