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VOL. XXXVI -NO. 61.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST- 28, 1906-TEN rAQE&
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
INDICT OIL COMBINE
Bookefeller Gotopoi Charted with Over
Six Theniand Stptnti Offenses.
BILL FOUND BY CHICAGO GRAND JURIES
' Chairs to Connect on with Aoceptsoee of
Bebstes on FMicht Kates.
DISTRICT ATTORNEY EXPLAINS CHARGES
Secret Bits of Bis Cent on. Tank Ebip
bobU to East fct Louie.
STANDARD COMPETITORS PAY 18 CENTS
Tklt Latter Sana . la ' the Pnfcllshed
Tar-la Concession of T Per
tent on' ghjnmente to
CHICAGO. Aug. 27. Th Oral and second
federal Brand juries today returned ten
Indictments galnst tbe Standard Oil com
pany before Judge Bethel In tha United
Btatea circuit court Th ' "ndlctments,
which contain .428 counts' a. in con-
flection with the granting--.
v -9. NO
.. a "
rallioad waa mentioned In
returned today. Each
an alleged offense , and la bam. -,
- . . . i rn
. ui pfiruiruin jjh-u
at Whiting, Ind.
from the reflnerle
According to a atatement laaued after the
Indlctmenta had been returned from tha
office of the United State district attorney
these ahlpmenta wera carried by tha fol
lowing roads: Chicago, Burlington
Qulncy, ' Chicago A Alton. Chicago
Eastern Illinois, Evanavllla A Terre Haute,
Illinois Central, Southern Lake Shore
ind Michigan Souther). According to the
atatement the Burlington and Alton ronds
"had published lawful rates of 18 cents
per hundred pounds to East St. Louis from
Whiting and W4 cents to St. Lonls, but
tarried Oil for the Standard Oil company
n a secret unpublished rata at I and 7V4
cents to those points respectively."
Concession of BT Per Cent.
Tha atatement then continues:
, On shipments to points In the south be
yond . Orand Junction the Standard Oil
company should have paid the . different
lawful rataa for tha different points of
destination, but waa given concessions,
which averaged about 27' per rent of the
published rate. The aame la true of ahlp
menta handled by the Chicago at Eastern
Illinois, Terro Haute - A Evanavllle to
Lvansville. Ind., and points beyond.
Tbe concessions given to the Stnedsrd
t Oil company by the Lake Shore. aV Michi
gan Southern road were in tne snape or
cancellations of storage charges st Chi
cago of cents per ton- on all oil delayed
Jn delivery. Other oil shippers were com
pelled to pay the storage charges.
Tha charges against the Illinois Central
and tha Southern railways are the same,
as those In relation to the shipments made
to, points beyond Grand Junction.;
Amennt of the Pvnaltr.
It was declared by tha district attorney's
oflloe that the. ' penalty for' each "oflfensa
alleged In the Indlctmenta Is a fine of not
teas than U,pqp nor nipre than WJXfi.., 1.
'a -believed arthe 'government attorneys
.hat the lawyers for the Standard OH
Company will enter the appearance, of the
corporation In court as soon as they have
examined the Indictments. There Is no
authority at present ' allowing the arrest
of tha officers of a corporation against
which Indictments have been found.
"MTISH JOIN THE REFORMERS
Raak of Blmpllaed Spellers is Swelled
by Two Llaarntata of Dla-
NEW YORK, Aug. ?. Tha Impltfled,
spelling board today announced that two
distinguished British scholars bad accepted
membership to testify their sympathy with
the new movement to Improve English or
thcrraphy. One Is Dr. J. A. H. Murray,
tha aenlor editor of the great Oxford Dic
tionary of the English language, of which
the associate editor Is Henry Bradley, who
Joined the simplified spelling board sum
weeks ago. The other Is Prof: Joseph
Wright, editor of the English Dialect Dic
tionary. Speaking of these recent acces
sions Brander Matthews said:
"The simplified apelllng board now con
tains the editors of the three chief English
dictionaries published In 'Great Britain. Tt
had aa original membera the edltora ' of
the three chief American dlctlonariee. Web
ster, tha Century and tha Standard. The
adhesion of the foremost linguistic au
thorities of both branches of the English
speaking race ought to be reassuring to
those who have decided that the recom
mendatlona of the simplified apelllng board
'might work harm, to our nobis tongue or
to tti, etymology.".
EMPIRE STATE DEMOCRATS
Sees Of the Isdcneadent Sort' Call
' Conference to Coaslder Slate
NEW TORK, Aug. 27. The Evening Post
today announced that a number of Inde
pendent democrats have signed and laaued
another circular calling a conference at
Albany September i, at which every county
In the state will be- represented. The cir
cular announces that addresses will be
made at thla conference by Diatrlct At-
j0J torney Jerome and others have been In-
r. trlted to apeak, including Mayor J. N. Adam
if Buffalo. Edward M. Shepard of Brooklyn
ind D. Cady Herrlck. The Poat says it Is
tvtitent from the worriina? nf f h. Mti t. -
-he Independent democrat who have la
me It are against Hearst and that their
attitude towards Jerome Is Indicated by
.lie tact that he will address them.
The circular says also that there la dan
car that the party will fall a prey "either
xi selnah corporate Influence, to aome un
Minclpled demog-ogu without fixed polltl
al" principles, or to aome clique of un
icrupuloua politicians without any political
THIRD FILE ON THE" LANDS
Loraer Fereeataa-e Taaa Vsaal I
Mlaets m Hi b.oaaeae
SHOSHONL "Wyo.. Aug. 7.-8poclal Tekf-
granv Out of the ftrat 1.000 names drawn
Vi tha Shoshone land lottery UI have filed.
This la' a larger percentage than was ex
pected at the time of. the drawlnga. There
svrms to be a renewal of Interest In the
Gold aed copper finds are frequently re
ported from the mountains. Aamua Boyaen
has announced hie Intention of building a
I towa aear the mints, and a testing pimt
land atamplng mill will be eatabliahcd by
Ibualoaas msa ef Ihoshoni.
RESPITE FOR TWO CONVICTS
Mrs. Myers a ad rraak Retlaii Have
Esecatloa of "eateaee De
layed by Folk.
KANSAS CITT, Aug. 27. Goveror Folk
at Jefferson City. today wanted a respite
until October 26 to Mrs. Agnes Myers, now
In jail at Liberty, awaiting execution for
the murder of her husband. A similar
respite was granted In the case of Frank
No effort was made In behalf of Hottman,
the latter being content In the belief that
ha would share whatever clemency was
shown the woman. R. B. Ruff and Judge
V. K. Fowler, counsel for Mrs. Myers,
spplled to Judge Burgess of the state
supreme court this morning for a writ of
error to take tha case to the United Statea
supreme court for review and final de
termination. Judge Burgess stated that be
cause of the absence from the city of Judge
Oantt. It would not be possible to act on
the application until late In September.
Mrs. Myers" attorneys then applied to
Governor Folk for a respite that they
might apply to the federal court for an
order to transfer the caae there for re
view. The governor. In the course of the
morning had received dosens of telegrams
from ' various parts of the state asking
him to grant a respite, and when the matter
was formally presented to him by the at
torneys he readily assented, giving Hottman
Mrs. Agnes Myers and Frank Hottman
murdered Clarence Myers the woman's
husband on May 11. 1904, that they might
marry. Thla Is the second respite of
ninety daya granted by Governor Folk.
of FYank Hottman, Mn. Myers ac-
-o action was taaen up 10 noon in ine
now . In Jail at Kanaas City.
. were previously sentenced to be
fitt.tged on September S.
Governor Folk granted the respite so that
the woman's attorney might have time In
which to perfect an appeal to the United
States supreme court, the preliminary
action on which was tsVen recently. -
NEW WYOMING COAL FIELD
Fael of "Rock Bprlaa-a" ftaallty la
Foaad la Kelathborhood of
MEETEETSE, Wyo.. Aug. IT. (Spe
cial.) A vein of coal thirty-two leet
three Inches thick, equal In quality to tho
output of .the famous Rock Springs mine,
and pronounced by the State. School of
Mines to be "fair to good" as a black
smith coal, Is the property of J. T. May
field and others. . The mine is located
twenty miles east of this place, on Grass
creek, a tributary of the Big Horn rlvettr,
and the owners have been quietly develop
ing It for several months. Not until the
returns from the state's analysts were
received was the' discovery made public,
although a big find has been known to
a few for some time. Thla Is the first
coal to be found' In quantity In this part
of the atate that will bear shipment with
out - slacking. ' It stands handling and
exposure without damage, and according
to expert reports . received, will ' stand
shipment any distance. The - vein ims
been worked but a short distance under
ground and Its Improvement la oxpected
as the tunnel progresses.
, This coat; field .is located jiear the Im
mense tract of coal. Taoj secured by the
French syndicate formed 'by H.'. W. Ceoo,
the Montana capitalist, although said- to
be y far superior to the output 'of that
company. At -present the nearest ralU
road Is fifty miles, away, but aa soon aa
the field la developed It Is expected tha
Burlington will put In a spur from it
Worland line. '
Mr. Mayfield 'states that the Ovbo com
pany had already made him a big offer
for his holdings, but he declares he will
NEW HOURS AT HIGH SCHOOL
Proposal to Cosameaeo Farller, Close
Ealler aad Cat Oat the
. The high school -committee of the Board
of Education will. In all probability, soon
hold a meeting to consider a proposal made
at "a late meeting of the board by Member
Phillip! to change the hous'at the high
school. Mr. Phlllppl's proposition was to
have the hours from a. m. to 13:80 In
atead of commencing later In th morning
and continuing the session until 2:30, with
a half hour for lunch at noon. The change
proposed would give the students the same
number of hours for recitations aa at pre
ent, but would make the study hours all
in -the afternoon, which could be put In
One of the prime objections to the pres
ent hours Is that half an hour Is not suf
ficient for lunch. Tbe students make a
ruah for the lunch room, bolt down' their
lunch and ruah back to the recitation room
or to their atudlea all too soon for the
good of their health. , The proposed hours
would permit them to have all of their
meals at home.
Mr. Phllippl has written to Superintend
ent Davidson concerning the matter, but
wing to the tatter's absence from the city
has received no, reply up to the present.
but when It is reoelved the committee will
probably have a meeting to consider tbe
HIGH RECORDSBEING MADE
Wall Street Prices Soar, Atealsoa
Breaklaar Record aad St.
Paal ToachlBSj Old Ooe.
NEW TORK. .Aug. tt. Trading In the
atock market today opened with a reaump
tlon of laat week'a activity, St. Paul touch
ing 1K. It high record for aome years,
and Atchison advancing to 107. a new high
record. The Hill Issues made further gains,
as also did Chesapeake eV Ohio. Pressure
waa ahown against the Harriman stocks.
Prices eased off all around before the end
of the first hour, partlnlly on disappoint
ment at our failure to acquire any consid
erable part of the South African gold
landed In London.
COLORED SOLDIERS AT RENO
Nome of Tkeaa Will Be Allowed to
Visit the City Wltaoat
EL RENO. Okl. Aug. ST.-The Twenty
fifth colored fn'fantry reached Fort Reno
laat night front Brownsville, Texas,' fol
lowing .the Instructions of army authorities
ss a result f the recent trouble at Browns
ville. Orders were Issued today at Reno
that no trooper may visit El Reno without
a pass. The camp lo quiet tonight.
Fatal Wreck la Moataaa. '
ST. PAUL. Aug. 17. Reports received at
noon from the headu,uarlera of the Great
Northern railway bore aay that an east
bound mixed train was derailed near Switi.
Mont., early last night. A combination
passenger coai-h a overturned and Frank
U. Pre silt and Charles Schults of Arming
ton, Mont.. pasMuigera, and Rrakeman
It row a ware killed. Eight or ten other pas
sengers wete slightly lruied. Tt cause
of the derailment U unxplauMa,
CUBAN REBELS DEFEATED
General Gmman'e Band Attacked Heir
Cionfnecoo and Soreiteen Men Killed,
FREE PARDON OFFERED TO INSURGENTS
Proclamation Issued at Havana la "Jot
Takes "erleasly by Revolatloa
let aad Rldlcoled by
HAVANA, Aug. S7.t the moment today
when tha government was issuing Its proc
lamation offering pardon to rebels who
would lay down their arms. Its forces were
dealing the most telling blow that has yet
been struck against Insurgents In the field.
For several days tt had been stated that
General Guiman'a force of Inaurgents, ahlo.t
was variously estimated . at from 200 up
ward, contemplated an attack on Clen
fuegoe.. Colonel Valle, with a detachment
of rural guards and volunteers was dis
patched to Clenfuegos for the purpose of
engaging Ousman and breaking up the
band. The encounter nf the two force to
day resulted In the worst disaster which
the Insurgents have sustained up to this
time. They lost seventeen men killed and
many wounded, while the loss to the gov
ernment force .was one man killed. The
government Is without further particular
at the Insurrection Is In a shaken
condition seems to be a fact, although the
end may not be aa near as members of the
government wish, to believe. .Ex-Congressman
Fauatlno (Pino) Guerra, the Insurgent
leader operating In the province of Plnar
del Rio, In a signed statement telegraphed
to the ssoctated Press tonight declares that
he Is as determined as ever that the Inst
presldentiat election shall be annulled be
fore there' can be peace In Cuba. That
Guerra's force of 1.000 men Is well armed
nd supplied with ammunition and food Is
amply- verified. There greatest drawback
now Is the lack of money r but the people
of the western part of Plnar del Rio are
furnishing them with all the supplies
needed, taking In return therefore orders
on the "Cuban government" and In many
cases refusing to -accept, any consideration.
Offer of Amnesty.
The government' offer of amnesty, which
was Issued this afternoon. Is variously re
ceived. It Is Impossible to say what Its
effect will be upon those to whom It Is
addressed. Alfredo Zayas, president of the
senate and leader of the liberal party,
stated tonight that he waa unable to ex
press any oplnlrn as to whether th insur
gents would grasp the opportunity offered
them of surrendering, bub said In his opin
ion, as a lawyer. Secretary Montlave could
not legally Issue such an order, for the
constitution provides that only the president
may make such a proclamation, which must
be countersigned by some member' of the
cabinet. Secretary Montalvo, on the con
trary, stated to the Associated Press that
direct order of President Palms and also
gaaetted officially. -The secretary added that'
the document was In reality an order of the
Secretary of Interior Issued by direction of
the president to Genersl Rodrlguex, com
mander of the rural guard. ' ' .
- Peaoe ait ' Awy" Price.
' The ' foreign element. Including ""many-'
Americans, criticise fhe offer of amnesty
as a weak and disappointing action, show-1
Ing a desire for peace at any price and a
willingness to sacrifice - the possibility of
future security to political expediency.
Secretary Montalvos' order does not pro
vide -for the relief of alleged conspirators
who are now In jail In Havana, and the
question has arisen as to what shall be
done with them.
A considerable number of Insurgent are
known to be returning quietly to their
homes In the provlnoe-of Plnar del Rio. In
the latter 1 provlnoe the situation remain
un mains unchanged. Guerra knows nothing
of the Montalvo order, and If he did It Is
altogether unlikely that It would affect his
course materially. At present there Is every
reason for expecting that Guerra will hold
out for some time. The district In which
he Is operating Is Inhabited- by liberals who
are practically all tentative. If' not active
sympathisers with the Insurrection. Then,
too, Guerra has hilly fastnesses to which
he retires nightly and from which It will be
practically Impossible to rout him. A favor
able feature of the situation In Plnar del
Rio Is that Guerra will ant fight If he can
help It. He Intends, he say, to remain out
Indefinitely in protest against the subser
vience of the Palma administration.
The'Assoctated Press Is reliably Informed
that Aabert's force, the main Insurgent
body, now In' the province : of Havana,
amounts to 150 men and there are not ex
ceeding 100 more tn small parties. The
western part of the province of Plnar del
Rio Is practically unprotected, but there
have been only petty depredatlona there by
There Is some question whether the Santa
Clara band, calling themaetve Mendletal'a
party, were, actually commanded by the
captured leader, put undoubtedly he waa
with them moat of the time.
. The Matansa Inaurgents cut little figure
and eastern Cuba, remain quiet.
Btateaseat by Palaaa.
President Palma today gave out a state
ment In which he says that the Insurrection
has no ideals and no program and that the
cries which the Insurgent raised do not
constitute a program. Ideals or a Justifica
tion for the movemept.
Continuing, the president says:
All revolutions must hsve a program, as
had our revolution for Independence In 1896.
Everybody at that time knew that the
Cubans had rsvoiled against Spain and
had engaged in an open fight for the lib
erty of their country. The present move
ment Is more of a local adventure only a
crasy movement on the part of the eta
contented persona. There Is no moral rea
son for It. The government could suspend
the constitutional guarantees, but it pre
fers to maintain the vigor and hope of
the people and avoid possible excesses.
The medical force has been Instructed to
attend to all prisoners and to give
wounded or sick insurgents ths same at
tention as wounded or sick men belonging
to tbe government forces. Any Insurgent
repeating of his act can return within the
paie of the law and may not be molested.
The government will have no petty apite
or feeling of rancor against those who re
turn to their senses and abandon the cauaa
Goverasaeat Most Flarbt.
President Palma Is not disposed to em
ploy any other method than that of arms
for the re-esubllahment of peace. He de
clared energetically that the government
absolutely weVild never compromise with
any form of disturbances of order. The gov
ernment was legitimately constituted, was
bound by Its Imperative duty and must
demonstrate that it is stable ad able to
safeguard property, life and the happiness
of the republic at present and In the fu
ture. Any compromise would sow the seed
of armed revolution throughout the coun
try. Malcontent were always extant; it
being Impossible to find public positions
for everyone. To compromise with the dis
turbers now would result In further dis
turbances every few years. Suppress-
Continued on Second Page.j
Coldest Teas oera tore of Klh la Re--ported
at Washington, front
WEBSTER CITT. Ia.,rAug. J.-Spec!l
Telegram.) Very perceptabl frost fell last
night. It Is believed link? damage was done,
but tender vegetables atV hart, however.
WASHINGTON, Aug, ; 1T-The' Weather
bureau's forecast of condition today show:
Since Saturday ratlin hare occurred from
the Rocky mountains to) Oho Atlantic coast.
Following the rains an area -of , high
barometer, with fair and cooler weather
has extended eastward over the Mississippi
morning; ininpmuui n ni iu m .id urn ,
below the seasonal averasm In the upper
Mississippi and lower Mtsoourl valleys and
the Interior of the southwestern states.
Light frost with a mlslasutn temperature
of 43 degrees Is reported this morning at
Chsrles City, la. V - -
During the next twenty-tour hour the
area of fslr and cooler weather will ex
tend to the Atlantlo stares.
DE8 MOINES, Aug. J2f. Frost wag re
ported In Iowa lowlands t6day for the flrsi.
time this season, although It Is not thought
that the great Iowa corn crop will suffer
damage because of fu Th"" mercury
dropped a -low aa 40 at Cedar Raplda and
Creston, the coldest August day for fifteen
years. Charles City retorted light f rosts,
although . the temperature was 42.
BROKEN BOW, Neb. Aug. J7.-(Speclal
Telearsm.) The first frost of the season
occurred In this vicinity! last night. It waa
not a heavy one and did no damage except
to tomatoes and small skrdeH truck. ,
AIBtON, Neb.. Aug.r7.-Special.) The
mercury dropped within J ten degrees of the
freeaing point. This makes a change of
more than fifty degree Wtthla the past
few daya. The .weather la warming up
this morning and the danger of frost la
past for tbe present. -
ATLANTIC. Ia.. Aug. 2il-8pecl8j.)-The
cold spell that spread ore Iowa Saturday
and Sunday reached th(H place and con
tinued In Intensity until nst evening, when
the thermometer went nearly to freeslng
and light frost jit reported along the
bottom, but no serious damage la reported.
WEBSTER CITT. Ia.. Xa. I7.-Thi city
waa visited by a very; rerceptlble frost
last- night. Little- damage, however, hag
been done except to tender vegetation. '
HAVOC WROUGHT BY FLOOD
Town of - Masatlan, Mexico, Saffera
frona tbe Effect Of Hick t ).
Water. - ''..
. : " i :. ' " - -
EL PASO, Tex.. Aug. 27. Detail by mall
of the flood at Maaatlan. Mex.. atate that
the heaviest loser are the Sometlera fam
ily, whose store with Its entire stock waa
destroyed, - and the Cla Industrial y - Agri
cola, whose . shoe factories, employing a
j large number of people, are reported to
be tn ruins. The German Casino has been
destroyed and the portion of -the Jail occu
pied by female prisoners collapsed. - Work
has been suspended at the aletrrh'er house,
owing to the caving; In of Ui walla,. Th
Cuarte de RosaJes also jsuccumbed to the
heavy rains and . the I north , portion of
Pantheon No. 1 wa -d es ro yed- Dosens of
houses on the beach w4f swept away by
the waters.. .which reached at. point never
before reached since tha cape has been
built above sea level. ?i ,
Great suffering ha been csuosd by break
ing of water pipe and the,tcunsp1ita de
struction of the watep-woAt system. -
The water supply waa conducted to the
city by pipe from a river ten mile dis
tant. . Calsnda de Puento Inflernllle, the
broad boulevard which connects the city
with the sea, has been destroyed. , i
Masatlan has for years been subjected to
floods and heavy rains, but not tn its re
cent history has It suffered aa at this time.
It Is a city of 20,800 Inhabitants, the popula
tion having Increased J.OOO within the 'last
two years since the bubonic plague waa
LAWYERS MEET IN ST. PAUL
Ananal Convention of the American
Bar Association Opens .This -
ST. PAUL, Minn.. Aug. 27. The conven
tion of the American Bar association will
formally open tomorrow morning with a
meeting of the executive committee at the
Ryan hotel. If Is expected that between
500 aid KO attorney will attend the sessions
of the association.
At 8 o'clock tomorrow evening the Associ
ation of American Law Schools will hold
Its meeting. This association Is made up
chiefly of lecturers In the various law
schools of the country, and they will dis
cuss subjects of Interest to their profession.
The American Bar association proper will
open Its sessions Wednesday morning In the
house of representatives. The opening ad
dress will he delivered fcy George R. Peck,
president of the association. Following the
opening address the routine business of the
association will take place. The officers
will be elected and the reports of the vari
ous officers received.
There will be no afternoon session of the
association. In the evening the convention
will resume Its sessions at the state capital
arid paper will be presented by Roscoe
Pound of Lincoln. Neb., on "The Cause of
Popular Dissatisfaction with the Adminis
tration of Justice." and by Congressman
John J. Jenkins, chairman of th house
judiciary committee, on "Can Congress
Transfer to the States Its Power to Reg
ulate Commerce?" Following the meeting
The annual address will be delivered by
there will be a reception at the capitol.
Judge Alton B. Parker of New York Thurs
PRESS CLUB IN CONFERENCE
Delegates to Denver Convcnetion Call
' I pen Officials and At
tend Maaa.net. '
DENVER. Colo., Aug. 27.-Th special
train over tha Rock Island ,from Chicago,
bearing 300 delegates to tha convention of
the International League of Press clubs,
arrived this afternoon. Dosens of auto
mobiles had been provided and the visitors
were shown over ths city. Tne trip In
cluded a call on the mayor at the city
hall and the governor at th capitol.
The officers of ths league were enter
tained at dinner at the Savoy tonight by
the officer a of the Denver Press club and
a Mg Informal reception followed at tbe
Brown Palace hotel.
At 10:10 adjournment waa taken to the
rooms of the Denver Press Club, where
Jollification wa kept up until a late hour.
Tomorrow 1 set apart for buaineaa and
th reet of the week will be devoted to
Stmnajrr toatsait Snielde.
KANSAS CITT. Aug. 27 An unknown
man, about years old and poorly dressed,
entered a pawnshop In Grand avenue, be
tween Twelfth and Thirteenth streets. In
the business district, here today and aJfter
asking to be shown a revolver, filled the
weapon with cartridges taken from his
potket. leveled It at two employes In the
place end, after forcing them Into the
street, shot liiniself in lot bead. m died
within a few minute.
CZAR ATTENDS THE FUNERAL
Yiobolu LetTei Fe tern of to Be Present st
Eerrlce Orer Body f General Kin.
RETURN TO PETERH0F WITHOUT INCIDENT
Governor General Vent Llarllarskl of
"Warsaw gket Wklle Rldlnar la
CWUky ProclAsaatI lost v t .
' ' Gosetied,. "'' ''
ST. PETERSBURG, AugV'lt. In spite f
the menace of active 1r by th terrorist
agalnat those high' In authority, an earnest
of which waa tbe .jrlaylna; of Acting Gov
ernor General Ve LUrUaroU -of .Warsaw
today. Emperor NtefKle end: th empress
quitted the shelter of'.tn pa la a enclosure)
at Peterhof thi afternoon ' tit attend .
funeral mas orer : the.1 body nf General
Mln In the Peterhof camp, a considerable
distance from the palace; but th precau
tions for the protection of the .imperial
family were adequate and the sovereigns
returned to the palace without Incident.
Several of the grand dukes and delega
tion from all the regiment In the St.
Petersburg district were present.
- The body of General Mln will be brought
to St. Petersburg tomorrow on board a
royal train over the special Imperial line
which la used only. In Journeys .of the em
peror between St. Petersburg and J?eter
hof. Instead of over the tegular railroad
used for ordinary .trafluj.' "Th Semtnoviky
regiment will meev the. body at the sta
tion and eseorf K to- the roai mental chapel.
Officers and meat of this regiment have re
ceived , many communlcatlona threatening
them with bomb -and other reprisals. '.'
Tho funeral of many 'of 'the victim of
the explosion In th apartment of Premier
Story pin on Saturday ateo will take place
tomorrow. . ' ..-." ,..'. 'I-'
' Mla'a Mayor- trader Arrest.
The supposition that the layer of Gen
eral Mln was the "servsnt'"of the party
concerned In " the - Stolypln attempt,; has
been disproved, further Investigation
showing the woman had been living btidar
an admittedly false nam wltrt paaant
family in th village of Lurlna-near Peter
hof since 'Augus ' M. v Ths 'extraordinary
portce urvellaac at Peterhof had Trot ex
tended to ' LusIm 'and. ens' escaped notice.
She we brought' to et.' Petersburg today
In Iromv , .' yC: I y V
. Up to midnight no fconflrrnation' had been
received from Liigm of the reported assac
si nation of Colonel Reims. . 'vV.f '
There Is some dissension 'in the camp of
tbe social Revolutionist over the 'decision
to wjr a war of terrorlsra ag-ajnst all of
ficials,, as ts manifested in' a, proclamation
by the moderate wing of the party, washing
its .bends" of th attempt, on the life of
Premier Stolypln, which 1 attributed to (ha
"flying group" or younger membera of the
party, - t.--44.,.''
f-Land Proclamation siasoed
" Thi distribution of crown appanage, tho
first' part of the administration agrarian,
program by which it li hoped to win-the
peasantry to th support of th government
at ths coming election. Was put In affect'
today when an ukase was published tfans-l
ferrrng the 4.550,000 acres of appanage lanoe:
n7tlon4kf In- Assoctorted Pre-dlspatohea
AOftuat U.,.tt the peasants hank fog. distrjH for, "" 'oUowed th fthon.tlo spll
atrtlan to fhe beasatrta-Tlie Wrtreacv of th f In" n too oases ttientlonsd ta
trtlan to the besrrt,rThe W.rgeicy csf tbe
situation Is, such, that the ukase, which waa
signed the day of the attempt on the life
of Premier Stolypln, was gasetted without
walttng for final decision as to the method
and term's of payment. The principal ques
tion, whether the latter shall be thirty-three
or sixty years, has not yet been decided.
The announcement' on this point and of the
transfer of 10,000,0000 acres of crown land
will be made later. ,
The land chosen for this first distribution
- 1 Lands under cultivation which are not
contiguous to-forest tracts and where leases
2 Forests adjoining or surrounded by
.8 Wood lands suitable In the governments
of Archangel and Vologda. '
The following kinds of appanages 8 re
excluded from these operations:
Districts devoted to factories, foundries
or sny mining concerns or provided with
agriculture or other valuable buildings or
gardens In a high state of cultivation,
those iinaulted for farming and finally
crown landa in the Crimea and trans
Caucausia and those appertaining to Ble
The apportionment of land assigned for
sale and the taxation Imposable on said
lands will be fixed by the agrarian com
mittee appointed by the Imperial ukase of
March 4. with the aaslstance of the peas
ants' bank. The preparation of the scheme
of transfer and the arrangements with
the comptroller of sppanage lands and
the final settlement of the conditions of
sale by Imperial deoree are confined to the
minister of the Imperial household, who
will consult with the ministers of the In
terior and finance and the chief agricul
tural authorities. All the scheme must
first recelv the emperor' sanction.
Many Arrests Madee.
An unsuccessful attempt upon the life
of Baron 8 to hi la reported to have been
made, in the park" at Peterhof last night,
but the story Is denied.
A number of arrests, however, were
made in the park during the evening.
Baron Stahl beara some resemblance to
General Trepoff. commander of the palaoo.
A number of officer who might
be mistaken for General Trepoff have
taken the precaution to have their beard
A report received here late thla after
noon stated that Colonel Relman of the
Semlnovsky guard regiment has been as
saaslnated at Luga. where he stopped
while on hi way to Warsaw to take up
a position on the staff of General Skailon,
governor general of Warsaw. The report
has not yet been confirmed, though four
officers of the Semlnovsky regiment are
said to hsv left St. Petersburg today to
Identify the body.
The open war against the government
which the social revolutionists Inaugurated
with the attempt on. the life of Premier
Stolypln Saturday and the aasasslnatlon
of General Mln yesterday, ha produced
such a .feeling of resentment at Peterhof
that the specter of a. dictatorship hss been
revived. The government. It Is claimed,
can only rely on force to light the terror
ists, aa th public press, which might be
expected to manifest a revulsion of feeling
against the crime which caused a score of
Innocent persona to lose their lives In ths
attempt to murder a man who personally
hsd not given cause for offense, remains
coldly Indifferent. Indeed, while expressing
formal words of condemnation, the hidden
aatlsfactlon st the fact that the object of
the campaign Is to strike terror Into the
heart of the government, ia hardly recon
ciled. Only the, Nevoe Vremya and the
official Rossis denounce the terrorist
enemies of society. .
Liberals Blaaae Government.
The conclusions of the liberal press are
summed up In the chsrge made by the
Reich that the government alone la guilty
and responsible for what has happened.
(Continued on- Second Psge.)
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BRYANj DECLINES', ONE FAVOR
Will .wot Accent ; frivols) Car for
t Accept , rrlvais) Car
: 'jBlow. Trln ' . Hew
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NKW .' HAVEN." Cotin , AuV IT. Mr.
Bryan has declined th proffer' of Presl
Vnt Mellen'a private car on hi trip from
New,."XrH to thi My. .; In hi letter Jhe
say:' .'. '
, "I do not-think It would be wise to accept
favor, from the railroad. Let m pay my
far and ride as I usually do."
LOUISVILLE, Ky.. Aug. JT.-Loulsvllle
and Kentucky's official committee to wel
come William J. Brysn on his srrlval from
Europe will Jeave for New York tomorrow,
Louisville Is making a strenuous effort to
secure the next national democratic con
vention and the committee will meet with
the national democ ratio committee in New
Tork, August to, to press Louisville' claim.
- NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 27. A commit
tee composed of United States Senator
Carmack and FTSslex, the entire democratic
congressional 'delegation , f com .Tennessee,
ex-Govdrtior Taylor and others- have been
appointed to extend .an Invitation to Wil
liam J, Bryan to make three speeches In
this atate during the gubernatorial ' cam
paign. ...'. . ""
s, NEW ORLEANS. Aug. 27. Governor
Blanchard will leave here tonight to par
ticipate In the reception, to William J.
Bryan. Hs will be accompanied by Con
gressman R. , F. Broussard ' and other
Loulslanan appointed to represent the
democratic party of th state on th occa
sion of - tbe home-coming 'of the Ne
braska n ..-'
KANSAS CITT, Ms., Aug. H The Kan
sas membera of th Brysn reception com
mittee (eft tonlgbL At St. Louis they will
Join the St. Louis Jeffersonlan club. The
Kansas delegation It composed ef Thomas
Morgan , of Ottawa; W. W. Rose, ex-mayor
of Kansas City, Kan.; Samuel Bishop,
Lawrence; Samuel AnJCon, Wichita; David
Overmyer,. Topeka-.', Henderson Martin,
Marion; W. H. Martin. Glrard: W. P. Dll
la. Fort Soott; Hugh P. Farrelly, C na
si ute, and E. E. Murphy of Leavenworth.
PHONETIC, SPELLING IS TRIED
Massacbosett ' Paper Adopts- for .at
'.- ' Day System. Advocated ay
Vt ."'.. t PTiaatv'v. ; . . y ,
" WORCESTER Msss , Aug. S. Th new
columns of the Telegram .appeared today
with spelling" th pbonetio form, tn ac
cordance with the rulss approved by Presi
dent Roosevelt,- Th plan I being tried
as an experiment for one day., and though
It la xplslne4 that g the iwtpPr hast
lhe?uie.' 'metnnomtlo"tiT hi not W0lgrvat
aa -might at first appear... .
Jn order to carry out the idea" through
all the new column extra help was re
quired In several departments of the paper.
WASHINGTON. D. C. Aug. 27.-8uperln-tendent
Chancellor of the District of Co
lumbia public schools announced today
that he would Introduce the simplified
spelling system alternatively In the
hljgher grammar grades. The pupils will
be given their choice of the old or the
new. In the lower grades the old system
will be continued.
PRIMARIES 'HELD IN ALABAMA
Indications That B. F. Comer Will Be
Democratic Xenlaet for
BIRMINGHAM. Ala., Aug. 27.-Return
In today's state primary are slow coming-
in because of the large list of officer and
the large number of candidates, . which
makes the counting unusually slow. Re
turns tip to t o'clock are from scattered
districts In North Alabama and thus fsr
B. B. Comer has carried every dlstrlot
for governor, over R. M. Cunningham.
Henry B. Gray is leading for lieutenant
governor; 8. D. Weakly for chief justice
is ahead by a alight majority. - For alter
nate United States senator, former Oovern
nor Joseph F. Johnston Is leading the
field and second place Is closely contested
by John H. Bankhead and John B. Knox.
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Postmasters and Rnrnl Carrier Ap
pointed for Iowa aad
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Aug. 27.-(8pccial Tele
gram.) Postmasters appointed: Iowa,
Gravity, Taylor county, William P. Pier
son, vice A. S. Johnson, resigned. Wyo
ming, Upton, Weston - county, James A.
Fagan, vice E. A. Salisbury, resigned.
Floyd R. 8med has been appointed reg
ular and Halstead S. Smead substitute
rural carrier for route 4 at Sheldon, Is.
Civil service examinations will be held
September 12 at Beatrice, Neb., and Sep
tember 15 at Atlantlo and Decorah, Ia.,
for positions of clerk and carrier In the
SENTENCE FOR LAND FENCER
4. T. t-arroll of Batte Given Twenty,
foav Hoars In Jail aad Fined
HELENA. Mont.. Aug. 27. Judge Wol
vcrton In the United States court todsy
overruled a motion for a new trial In the
caae of J. T. Carroll, tha Butte-Spokane
lumberman, convicted of illegally fencing
public land near Butte and sentenced Car
roll to confinement In the Lewis and Clark
county Jail for twenty-four hours and to
pay a fine of 270O.
DEFAULTER UNDER ARREST
kaasas Ogsrial Who Said Ho Wonld
Not Bo Taken Alive Gives
Himself I n.
CONCORDIA, Kan., Aug. I7.-J. E. Wade,
the county treasurer who dissappeared re
cently, returned todajf and waa at once ar
rested on a warrant charging him with da
frsuding the county and einbessllng tt.OOO.
During his absence Wsde wrote the county
officers from Cripple Creek, saying h would
not b taken alive, .
RATE LAW IN EFFECT
Beilmde Beds Operatise. Under Xew
Becnlstieai st Vidnicht
TEW ABU TO FILE TARIFFS IN TIME
Ss Kaon Work Beqalred that Vsdj Could
, Hot Complr rully with Law.
UNION PACIFIC BUYS REFRIGERATORS
Bidi for fix Thoosand Under body Steel
Cars Opened in Vew York.
SCHEDULES MUST SHOW ALL CHARGES
Published Rates to larlad Sneh la
Identals as Elevator, Switching;,
Refrla-eratlon, tse of Private
Cars and Similar Charges.
NEW YORK. Aug. 27. The new railroad
rate law which applleo to all railroad
doing ah Interstate buaineaa goes Into
effect at midnight tonight. It will be en
forced by the Interstate Commerce com
mission. According to the new law th
roads wer to have filed with the commis
sion by midnight all . their tariffs and
charges, showing not only the full
cost - of transportation from point
to point, but ' also what item go
to the making up of thi cost. From to
morrow on there can be no "extra," but
th-. shipper I expected to be able to ob
tain 'In adrnnce a final statement of th
charge -he ha to meet,
'tt was stated that In fsct'not single
company - has been able to ' comply
fully with the provisions of the law re
quiring them to have all their schedule
on file by midnight. The schedule of
switching charges was the most difficult
of completion and it is said that no rond
hss been able to finish It In time to file
as the law directed.
Under the law every company which falls
to complete Its schedules might be fined,
but It . is understood that the Interstate
Commerce commission will give additional
time In every case when a road has given
evidence of sincere Intent 'to oomply with
the law. To discuss this and other points,
a committee representing the big eastern
railroads will go to Washington tomorrow
In order to meet the commission. The con
ferenco will be attended by representative
of the anthraclt coal roads, who are
nxlou to obtain a ruling from the com
mission on that section of the law which
prohibits railroad from carrying from
stats to atate any article manufactured,
mined or produced by It. except for It
own use. This would Include coal.
Union PaclSe Refrigerator Cars.
As a direct consequence of the pro
vision of the rate hill, the Union Pacific
railway has de term Inde to Install It own
system of refrigerator cars.' Heretofore
the Armour-private car have had a inon
opoly of thla business over th Union Pa-
Ttsifle and Southern Pacific with all the pro
fitable. -California fruit trade.
The "Union Pad no today opened bids for
the Cf rtstrvc-yop of Sls.hwin4 atacr On.
derbody refrigerator . ear and Is trksty ' to
ask for bids for snother lot soon.
Forces of ' clerk from all express com
panies have for the last few day beei
engsged here In the task of revising ex
press rates to comply with the provision
of the rate bill, but have unable to finish
their task In time to file' schedules with
the Interstate commerce commission before
the bill became effective.
The public will reap.no benefit from the
new arrangement. The rU wilt not b
lowered. The rate of every company will
be identical, with those of every other.
Charges Most larlnde Incidentals.
It is expected thai shippers will find
themselves benefited by the provision
which requires the railroads to Include all
chargea of whatsoever nsture In their
quoted rates. . Heretofore a shipper ' hs
hsd to figure for himself ton Icing, re
frigerator and, elevator charges, and th
dosen or more other Incidentals, dickering
with the separate companies which had a
hand In transportation or car of hi
shipment. Now the railroad must do that
and the shipper meets but on chsrge and
deals with but one concern. All the
source of side charges are consolidated
and private cars, side tracks,' spurs,
terminals and elevators are made subject to
The new law also require th railroad
to establish a uniform system of account
ing, and to keep their books open for In
spection at all times by the expert ac
countants of the oommlaflnn. Th feature
Is expected to go far tnwsrd abolishing
the rebate evil of the peat.- Th railroad
accountants are now conferring In regard
to tha 'uniform systsm of bookkeeping,
which, however, will not go Into efrect
until June 1. next yesr. In the meantime,
ths commission hss put It own experts
st work devising a system which will be
clear enough to suit ths commission.
Anti-Pass Law Strike Officials.
BURLINGTON. Ia.. Aug. r7,-(Hpecia
Telegram.) The new Iowa anti-pass law
may cause the resignation of all city of
ficials of West Burlington who, as railroad
employe, are entitled tn passes, but as
city officials are prevented from using
them In Iowa. West Burlington is made
up of railroad employee and probably no
one will want to sacrifice his right to fre
passes for a city office.
ALL ROADS TO OBEY NEW LAW
Railway Begin Compliance) With
Rate Statnto Today.
Beginning Tuesday th railroads will
comply with provision of the new rate law
which become operative on that day.
There ha been more talk on thla question
than the change would seem to warrant
a the principal difference the public will
notice will be little and moat of tha re
sults will be agitation In the tariff bureau.
The malr. thing will be a little difference
in the method of publishing rate. Th
rules must be Incorporated in the tariffs,
which give the rates. This rule wss aim
In effect before, but none paid any attention
to It. The law Is also specific In regard to
the number of tariffs, which will be open
for Inspection. The Burlington road bold
It I compelled to publish tariff only for Its
own line, while other road take tho
position they muat publish all through
rate on which they hop to do business.
The Northwestern has already notice to
ticket agents Instructing them In refer
ence to the new tariffs, telling Just how
they sr to bs posted tn ths men' or gen.
eral room In th various station. They
are to be placed In a suitable bolder near
the ticket window. The Northwestern hag
its new tariffs all prepared, while other
roada have large force of men at work oi
their getting ready to comply with
tbs law fast a posslbls. Many extra)
clerks have been put on thi work by ail
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