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The Omaha: Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVI-NO. 62.
. OMAIIA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 29, 190G-TEN TAGES.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
MILLIONS 'ARE CONE
Foal CiUU Tnut Company of I hiladalphia
Glow Its Doon.
BIG LOANS ON INSUFflCIENT SECURITY
Cm Tift Million Dollars Advanced to
. ' ! Adolph Earal, a Fromoter.
PRESIDENT HIPPLE KILLS HIMSELF
Head of Uonoern Died fa Eia Homo Friday
v from Laudaaam Poisoning;. ,
PRESBYTERIAN FUNDS ARE INVOLVED
D(U4 Wai Treaaarer of the Gen
eral Aasemblr aad Fnada of I a
sldlary Societies of Chare Are
. Depositee! Wltk Compaay.
PHILADELPHIA. Aug. 18.-Th Ral
Estate Trust company, organised In 183
th atporitory for nearly a million dollar
of the funds of the Preabytertan chut-ch
and holding $300,000 of the money of the
city of Philadelphia, and I17B.000 of state
deposits, today closed Its doors. The
failure was caused by heavy loa' ide
k V. Ui. r-l. -n , W nk If
to Adolph Segal, promoter, on Instil 'V
security. A desperate effort was mad.
av the Institution by the board of dlrev
tors throagh an appeal to the clearing
house association, but that body declined to
subscribe a guarantee fund of (7,000.000 be
cause of Insufficient, security.
The "liabilities are placed at llO.OOO.Oro.
with quick assets of t3.BOO.000 and doubtful
collateral amounting -to tf,000,OCO.
George K. Earle, Jr., president of the
Finance company of Pennsylvania, was ap.
pointed receiver and la a statement to the
public Tie expresses the hope that he may
son be able to recommend a plan to the
dtposltors that will better serve their in
terests and terminate his services.
Hippie Commits Salelde.
' President Hippie was always regarded as
a conservative financier, but following his
udden death last Friday an investigation
by the directors developed the fact that his
loans to Segal had been made regardless of
property security and that he had made
false statements t the directors of the
bank's condition. . Friends of the presi
dent express the belief that Segal exer
cised a hypnotic Influence over Mr. Hippie.
Persistent rumors that President Hippie
committed suicide were borne out tonight
whem It was authoritatively stated that be
took, his life at hi horn last Friday morn
ing. ; Mr. Hippie Is said to have taken a
do of laudanum with suicidal Intent.
While still conscious he filled his bath tub
with water and latter Was found apparently
Mr. Hippie's family decline to make any
statement on the subject and th phy
sicians tntorasted In the case decline to
be Interviewed ' regarding the suicide
"-- Preehytertoa Vwwds Iavolved; .'-
tit." Hippie. !n addition ta being presi
dent of the Real Estate I Trust company.
- wu .the treasurer of the board of trustees
of the general assembly of the Presbyter
tan church In the United States and of
several other church funds, and was . a
director of the Franklin National bank.
Recently Mr. Hippie's accounts of the
Presbyterian church were examined ' by
oertlfled accountants and found to be cor
rect,! but It. cannot be stated positively
tonight whether all the securities belong
ing to the general assembly are Intact.
" Dr.; W. H. Roberts, elate clerk of th
general assembly of the Presbyterian
church, who Is -at Mount Pacano, said that
la addition to the deposits of the general
assembly, the real estate trust also had
about 80,000 of funds plaoed there by him
as stated clerk. The Presbyterian hospital
of Philadelphia and the Presbyterian Board
of Relief, he said, also had sums of money
in the failed Institution. Dr. Roberts was
asked-whether he could say whether tho
securities of the general assembly, amount
' Ing to $363,898, In Hippie's custody, were In
tact. -He replied: "I have no reason to
believe otherwise, but cannot say posi
"Were these securities In such shape
that they might hav been hypothecated or
i "I do not know positively as to that, but
I do not think that they were."
; Dr, Robert was much affected by the
hew of . the failure. He had known Mr.
- Hippie for many year end th failure and
it cause, he said, had greatly grieved him.
'' Hippie FaUHIed Report.
For the loans to Adolph Segal, Hippie
accepted a collateral securities of tho
Majestic hotel, a big new department nous
operated by Segal, the Swedish Steel com
pnnyv of Lancaster, Pa., and the Pennsyl
vania Sugar Refining company or this city,
The teel company and th sugar refining
concern have never been placed In opera
. tloiv. Segal claims th collateral he gave
Is good and that h will meet all his ohU
gatlnrm. There, ar others to whom Hippie
loaned money on Insufficient security, but
their names have not been made public
and the sums ar not believed to be large,
How 'far Hippie benefitted In the loans
made or whether he was merely th tool
of others Is yet to be determined All the
director ar remaining silent on that point
and alao on the queatlon of whether there
will b any criminal prosecutions. In order
. to hid the true condition of the company
and save himself. Hippie resorted to the
i 'f unification of his reports, which were ac
' eepted as true by the dlrectora. . He used
what the receiver termed a "double sys-
v tenr" of making reports. When the state
bank examiner willed Hippie presented to
him good aocuriUe io ofttet the loans made
and when the president made his report to
- the directors ho a-uUld show tins in a bundle
- of other securities and other paper, and
along with these he would exhibit the cer
tlfloate of th bank examiner, wblcb showed
that th accounts th examiner had Inves
tigated were correct. The dlrectora, up-
. posing the securities shown them were the
sine, approved the reports. . -.
Among the director are:
8. Weir Mitchell, the eminent author
Joha H. Conveise of the Baldwin locomo
tive work and one of the most prominent
laymen In the Presbyterian church in the
1 nlted Stat: John F. Bets, the million
aire brewer; William A. Patton, assletnnt
to President Casaett of the Pennsylvania
rnilioad; farmer superior court nidge. W.
W, Porter; H. Dale Benson, president of the
I'ennsylvanla Fir Irtsurauce company:
oaeph lF. Junktn, an attorney; Kdward
P. Borden, Samuel F. Houston, oho Is
also vice president ef the company; Former
Slat Senator J. Bayard Henry and Frank
. O. Roberts. ,
' lavosttaatlea by Dlrectora.
As aooo aa the directors heard of the
udden death of Preside! Hippie they br
, gaa an investigation of his nffelr nrd
were shocked when they learned the true
condition of the company. This mas a fur
lA&Uau4 Beooad Pag
BRITAIN AND RUSSIA AGREE
Sltaatlo la Persia Cause lader
taadlag; Rrlwtri Powers as
ta Their Aetlaa.
LONDON, Aug. M. Although no formal
agreement has been signed recent events
here have proved that Russia and Qreat
Britain are ready to stand together where1
their Intercuts In Persia are attacked. The
reprimand by the Russian foreign minister
of M. Hartwlg, Russian minister at Te
heran (who Is said to have been respon
sible for the charge that the British lega
tion there gave out a bogus telegram ex
pressing the sympathy of King Edward
with the Persian liberals) which has not
yet been officially reported to the foreign
office. Is regarded as proof of Russia' sin
cerity. . The foreign office officials express sur
prise at the recent announcement In the
Official Messenger of St. Petersburg to the
effect that a survey had been made for a
railroad through the Pamir territory,
northeast of Afghanistan. It Is thought
Improbable that Russia In her present con
dition and In view of her good relations
with Great Britain would attempt to build
that roed now.- Russia, It was added, baa
no commercial Interests In the Pamirs,
the proposed line being purely strategic
and one which Great Britain would con
sider to be a direct threat of an attack
WELLMAN WILL WAIT A YEAR
Attempt at Balloon Trip to North Pol
Postponed . ratll Neat
'ERFEST, Norway, Aug. 28. The
llspatch was received here today
from. -Itf W.llman. leader of the Wei!-
man-Chicago Record-Herald polar expedi
tion at Spitsbergen "I have decided not to
attempt a voyage northward this year on
account of defects In the mechanical equip
ment of my airship. According to the an
nouncement made last winter in anticipa
tion of such possibilities the expedition will
continue next year. My party Is now com
pleting a great balloon house and other
features of the plant and making experi
ments with a view to the campaign of
1907. This year will be one of preparation
and the next will be one of action. Our
confidence of success in 1907 has been in
creased by this summer's work and by our
weather observations. The motor works
well and the balloon la In good condition.
but the car and the mechanical equipment
wilt be entirely rebuilt In Paris during the
winter. The expedition will arrive here
next May and will find everything ready.
This year the whole summer has been con
sumed In building th plant. I shall return
to Europe the middle of September, leaving
a small party here to guard our head-
quarter. ' , WEL.LJUAN." '
RUSSIAN DIPLOMAT ARRESTED
Mam Bars ia Tatted States Accosed of
StealiasT Jewelry la
' France. '
BREST, France, Aug. 28. A Judicial In
quiry into the charge, against the well
known Russian diplomat. Alexander
Gregr."ecnaedoI appropriating m. dlar
mond ring valued at 816,000 belonging . to
Countess Rodelleo.de Porslcs In the course
of a visit to Kerstear's castle, Brittany,
opened here thla . afternoon. M.
Oreger said that he had no knowledgo of
the presence; of the -ring In his trunk,
where It was found, and be believed It
was placed there by some, of the servants.
Th count and countass maintained thelt
M. Grcger Is an American and the coun
tess is aald to have been born In the
M. Greger waa formerly attached to th
Russian legation at. Washington and at
one time acted as consul of Russia In New
York. He left th diplomatic service some
ICELANDERS REACHING OUT
Resldeats of Far North Desire to
Bay Good la Calted
COPENHAGEN. Aug.. 28. Telegrams
from Reykjavik. Iceland. Intimate that the
Icelander are planning to bring about th
direct Importation of American good. In
stead of by way of British ports as here
tofore. The Imports from America, espe
cially petroleum, wheat, sugar and tobacco,
have largely Increased during recent year.
The legislature of Iceland ha decided to
Invite forty members of the Danish Parlia
ment to accompany the king of Denmark
on his projected visit to Iceland In the
summer of 1907, i
Brltala Watches Persia.
LONDON, Aug. 28. The British govern.
ment Is fully alive to the critical condi
tion of affair In Persia and to the alleged
efforts of Germany to obtain a footing
there, and It la atated step doubtless will
be taken by th powers to protect their
Interests when a crista axrivea. Thus far
th Foreign office aays nothing has oc
curred -to Justify outside Interference. So
fsr aa Germany's action -Is concerned. It
has done nothing .to which Germany or
any of the powers could take exception.
Its efforts being confined to the expansion
of its trade. ...
Coafereaeo of Blsaops.
PARIS. Aug. 28. Preparations hav been
completed .for a secret conference of tho
French bishop and archbishops In Parts
September i. for the purpose of deciding
on the steps 'to be taken in carrying otu
th terms of the papal encyclical on the
attitude of the clergy In view of the sep
aration of church and state.
Ready to Receive Root.
SVNTIAQO. Chile. Aug. 2.-Tbe Ameri
can minister. Mr. Hloks, the foreign min
ister and the members of the reception
committee today started for Lots, by the
land route, to welcome Secretary Root,
who la due to arrive there tomorrow. - The
party will return to Santiago by the ssme
Hew Bpaalsh Marrlaa- Law.
MADRID, Aug. 28. A royal decree pub
lished today restores the . civil marriage
formalities and' suppresses the obligation
on the part of the parties dashing to get
married to declare their religion. This is
directly opposed to the papal ' nunlco's
Palrhaak aad Cammtna lavlted.
KANSAS CITT, Aug. It -An Invltstlon
waa extended today to Vic President
Cliarlea W. Fairbanks and Governor Cum
min of Iowa to make speeches at Fair
mount park on September I at a field day
being arranged by the Missouri Republican
Fatal Wrtfk la llllaota.
CAIRO. I1L. Aug. 18 E. J. MclVmsld
of Ft. Louis, a bacvageman on the Illinois
Central railroad, was killed her today
when a south bound passenger train
truck a atrlng of freight oara staodiaff
ea a aid uacic No Oe waa hart.
RUSSIAN RULER IN DOUBT
Court Divided at to How Beit to Deal
PREMIER STOLYPIN NOT FOR REPRESSION
Soto Vreanya 8aa-ests that Coa-
stltatloa Satisfactory to Baa
Liberal Is Beat Sola
tloa of rrohleav
ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. fS.-Th court
at Peterhof apparently 1 divided a to
how to meet the campaign of the terrorists.
Premier Stolypln and his cabinet, how
ever, have taken a stand against expression
upon a scale which would drive the whole
population Into revolt." Th premier1 views
are collected . In . the Ross la today, which
declare the government must not be fright
ened Into abandoning th reform program.
It la only nceasaryr the paper asserts, to
draw a line between local opposition and
'those who by word and act seek th
destruction of th government.
The Novoe Vretnya proposes "aa an exit
from the horrors of the worst kind of civil
war" to confer upon the cabinet authority
to "prepare a constitution, which will realise
th hope of th sane liberals."
The Svlet continue to advocate a con
cert of the powers to suppress anarchy and
Against these comparatively moderate
proposition the reactionary party at court
Is urging a dictatorship and the Strana
publishes a report that upon inltatlve of
the council for national defense, an ex
traordinary conference somewhat similar to
that which created the committee of publio
security after the assassination of Alex
ander II has been called to meet at Peter
hof during the latter part of the week.
The funeral of vlotlma of the bomb
explosion of Saturday last at the resident
of Premier Stolypln were held today under
Monarchists .and Dictator.
MOSCOW, Aug. 28. Monarchical party, in
an address to the emperor Just published
openly appeals for a dictatorship, "which
will put an end to the demoralisation in
the army," and also urges the complete
suppression of Parliament and the restor
ation of th unlimited autocracy. Should
his majesty, however. Insist on retaining
the Parliament the nonarchlsts promise
loyal participation in the elections upon
the condition of a change In the election
law providing for the exclusion of the Jews
The Black Hundred organisation are con
ducting an agitation against the "lntelll
gencla" and Jews.
Soldier Kill Saspeets.
RIGA, Aug. 28. Police and troops today
surrounded a lodging house on 8tollvla
street, where bombs had been discovered.
The revolutionists Inside fired With rifles
from the window on th attacking party
and also threw a bomb, whereupon th
troop riddled th house with bullets, killing
or wounding all th Inmates.. Two men
and a woman were killed. '
At vanother place In the suburbs , a
Lettish student waa killed and several
were wounded while resisting arrest. ,
AHKTIRKA. Aug. . lS..-Many ' manor
houses' in this vicinity hatoe - been set - on
fire by the peasanta and are burning.
USOVKA. Aug. . Two police- sergeants
and a rural guard were shot and killed on
the streets here today by revolutionists.
PIONEER MERCHANT KILLED
James Sloaa of Spokmao Foaad Dead
Kesr Hi Home Soa
BPOKANE. Wash.. Aug. 28.-Th body
of James Sloane, a pioneer merchant of
this city, waa found today behind a pile of
rocks In an alley near his home on Sixth
avenue near Stevens street. There were
great gashes In hla head and a tfa.ll of
blood led from the alley to Mr. Sloane'
horn. Investigation proved that he was
murdered In bis room shortly after mid
night, his body being loaded Into a wheel
barrow, trundled to the alley and dumped
against the rocks. Sidney Sloane, the 17-year-old
son of th murdered man, waa
taken Into custody by the police shortly
after the body waa discovered. At first be
protested hla Innocence, but later broke
down and confessed. He said ha slew his
father with an ax In th hope of getting
$600 which he thought his father carried.
' Mr, Sloane had been one of Spokane's
leading merchants for year. He waa th
senior member of the Sloane-Paln com
pany. Th police auspect that young Sloan had
older accomplices, Including a woman. The
youth . Is also auspected of having com
mltted several burglaries recently, -
WILL TRY TO BREAK STRIKE
las Fraaelseo Tractloa Compaay I
Brlaa-la; Blaht Haadred Mea
from the Eaat. I
SAN FRANCISCO. . Aug. 28.-Ther waa
no outward sign of activity today at any
of th car barn of the United Railwiys
company, whose employe ar on strike.
When shown a dispatch stating that
strike breaker wer on their way from
New York, Richard Cornelius, president
of th Car Men' union, told:
- "This account for Mr. Calhoun' delay
m coming to San Francisco. They could
not get S00 men together in so short a time,
and the fact that 80 left New York in
twenty-four hours after, Calhoun's arrival
In this city shows that. Instead of coming
In a conciliatory mood, Mr. Calhoun came
prepared to fight tho car men. The prep
arations that were made locally, such as
fitting up the ear barns and building bar
rack clearly prove that the United Rail
way wanted time, not to consider our de
mands, but to install non-union men In
the ear bama.
Thornwall Mullaley. assistant to Presi
dent Calhoun, today admitted that strike
breakers wer being brought te Ban Fran
cisco. PAYMENTS AT SAN FRANCISCO
Thirty-Five ; Coaspaalo . Have
Paid Over Fiftyrtvo Mil.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. M. -Thirty-!! ve
insurance companies out of th 130 In
volved ia the Baa Francisco disaster have
paid In th aggregate Id.M.N a, accord
ing to their offlo record to data
Bom of th larger concern hsve made
heavy payment. The Royal of Liverpool
la credited with 88.804.000.41. the Hartford
with 81 01J.W6. the New York Underwriter
with 81.4M.7ir7. the Aetna of Hartford
tUSSJOf. and th Liverpool A London and
Globe 83.721JS8. Six eompaaiea hav paid
np wards of 8X000.00 each, while aa equal
umber bav exceeded 8l,000,oo,
WOMAN - KILLED IN GOTHAM
Mao Who Report Death Is Held by
Police PeBdIas; la-
NEW TORK. Aug. 28. A woman known
as Mrs. An.ue Hjore wse found murdered
esrly today lit a furnished room at Sixty
second street. " No weapon was found and
there were few mark around the room.
- James Moor,' who had posed as th
woman's husband, was held by the police
on suspicion. H notified th police of the
murder. ' He rsn up 'to two detective at
Second street ' and the Bowery at 1
o'clock this morning and told thsm li
had Just gone to Ills home and thought
his sister-in-law waa dead. The police
hurried to the hous . and began to in
vestigate the crime.
Moore told the pollc ha and the woman
had been living together for seven years.
Th woman, he said, was the widow of hi
brother, . who had died ten year ago.
No on In th house could be found who
heard any sounds as if a struggle wss tak
ing place. Herman ron Kohlen, who ha
an adjoining room, was aroused by the
police and ssld he had been In bed since
8 o'clock in the afternoon and had heard
no nolaes whatever. The dead woman was
W years old.
The wound found on the woman's body
recalled at once to the minds of the officers
and doctor, who were called, the "Juck-the-Rlppcr"
murder ome years ago. A
hurried Investigation by th police showed
no sign of a struggle, and the police con
eluded that the woman had been attack!
In her sleep. On a pillow which lay across
her face was the imprint of a bloody hand.
The victim' hands wer clean so that the
police believe the mark must have been
left by the murderer. Moore maintains
that he Is innocent. He- told the police
that he left the hous in Second street at
7 o'clock last night 'and went to a Bowery
saloon, where he remained until 1 o'clock
this morning. Police inquiries at the sa
loon developed the Information that Moore
had been there until Just before 10 o'clock
when he left. Lodgers In the Second street
house told tlie police that Moore returned
horn at about 10 o'clock and that he did
not go out again afterwards. The mur
dered woman before her marriage to the
prisoner's brother wss Annie Fitch. After
her husband's death she went rapidly down
the scale of life. Moor, th prisoner. Is
In an advanced state of consumption. He
has a wife and two children living, hardly
a stone' throw from th scene of th
crime. ' ,
Three life Insurance policies were found
In the room. They were Issued by the
Prudential company on May 1, 1908. One
of them, for 8275, waa on the life of th
woman and mad payable to the prisoner.
The others were bn the life of Moor, mad
payable to the woman.
James , Moore' son . Edward, aged 18
years, was arrested and technically held as
a witness In the Moor murder case after
his father had been examined by the police.
The youth la said to hav suffered from
epilepsy for several years. ...
James Moore, was held without bail to
awatt the action1 of th grand Jury.
Moore's son. Edward, tastlfied that his
father was accused by the dead woman
of having brutally beaten her last 8unday.
Moor admitted striking th woman,
LAKE - STEAMpL is" BURNED
Tweaty-Os Person ' Aro ' Reseats
from the Charles A.
DETROIT, Aug. a. Twenty-one parson.
Including the captain a wife and .two Uttle
children, were rescued early today from
th burning steamer Charles A. Eddy .by
the Detroit and Cleveland line steamer
City- . of Maclnac, oft Port Sanilac, in
Lake Huran. All of th m escaped unin
jured and were brought to this . city . on
th City of Mackinac Th Eddy wa de
The Charles A. Eddy waa bound down
from th head of the lake with a cargo
of ore. Fir broke out early today while
the steamer was off Port Sanilac It,
spread with great rapidity and' was soon
beyond control of th crew. Distress sig
nals were sounded and Captain Simpson
of the City of Mackinac, which wa bound
down from Mackinaw island to Detroit,
crowded to its capacity with paaaengera,
responded with his boat Captain Elsey
of the Eddy was sick in bed with lumbago
and had to be carted from his ship to the
Mackinac with his wife and two .children,
aged 8, and 4 years. The other passenger
were taken off without difficulty.
Everyone on the Eddy lost all his pos
session except the scant clothing he had
on. Dispatches from Port Sanllao thl
afternoon say that th Eddy I still burn
ing and 1 off th port with two bargj
tending by. A large part of the boat
had been' consumed by the flame at 7
o'clock, but the fire waa then believed to
be under control. Th fir broks out in
th forward end of tho boat and spread so
rapidly that several members of the crew
had to break the windows over their bunks
and crawl through, a the regular means
of egress were blocked by fire and smoke.
Captain Elseys wife waa driven from
her cabin clad in only a nightgown and
the two baby girl were almost nuda.
Half-clad, frightened people huddled un
protected from the cold wind on the open,
deck while waiting for help.
A message from Port Huron thl after
noon say that the steamers Ogdensburg
and F. A. Meyer succeeded in extinguishing
the flame on th Eddy and hav towed her
into the St. Clair river.
WILSON IN CHICAGO PLANTS
Secretary of Aaricultaro Iaspeet the
Cssslsg Deparlmeats of Pack
CHICAGO, Aug. 28. Secretary of Agri
culture James Wilson spent part of to
day at the stock yards inspecting th
packing planta. He waa shown through
ths cattle and bog killing departments and
spent considerable time in each. He was
especially interested, however, in tho can
slug department of the various plants and
studied them closely. At the conclusion of
hi visit to the stock yards he expressed
himself aa greatly pleased with the ex
cellent sanitary conditions be found. Sec
retary Wilson left for Waahlngton late In
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Now Natlaaal Bank Aathorlsed to
Cosameaeo Baslaea at
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Aug. 18. (Special Tel,
gram.) South Dakota rural routes ordered
established November I: Amherst, Mar
shall county, rount 1, population 401,
house 101: . Brttton. Marshall county,
rout t, population 404. house lot -
Th First National bank of Thornton,
la., ha been authorised to begin busln -ss
with 826.000 capital. P. R. Engebretoon is
president, W. V. Crapoor aad Boroa Petar
sen, vie praidatj C A. Prr( oaahler.
NEBRASKANSJN NEW YORK
Mayor Dahlmaa Heads Daleratioi Wtioh
Visit Gotham City Hall.
ANTELOPE MAYORS CREATE INTEREST
Informal Reeeptloa Held and Plctar
of Actios Mew York Mayor
, Taken with Thoa of
NEW TORK, Aug. 28.-A large delegation
of Nebraakans who have oome here to wel.
come W. J. Bryan visited the city hall to
day and called on Aoting Mayor McUowan.
Mayor James C. Dahlman of Omaha headed
the visitors, who numbered fifty or sixty.
and introduced a few of the Nebraakaua,
but with these few exception every one
Introduced himself. Acting Mayor He-
Gowan cordially greeted each one.
There were eight mayor in the party,
including Mayors F. W. Brown of Lincoln,
J. C. Dahlman of Omaha. W. F. Green of
Nebraska City. Henry Oerlng of Platts
mouth, F. W. Hunker of West Point, R. 12.
Watske of Humboldt, M. Ulig of Holdredge
and William Burke of Friend.
Other In the party were three demo
cratic candidate for state offices in Ne
braska. . Thesa were W. H. Green, candi
date for lieutenant governor; Lyale Abbott,
candidate for attorney general, and Dr.
Babcock, candidate for state treasurer.
Some of them told the mayor stories and
then Invited him out on the city hall steps
to have his and their picture taken.
Afterward the visitors . went , further
downtown to see the tall buildings, with
which lower New York is filled.
Acting Mayor McGowan, In speaking of
his visitors later, said they were a fine
looking, good-hearted lot of men.
"I tell you," he observed, "you want to
go west to see the whole-souled men."
Edgar Howard Talks.
Nearly 100 of the Nebraska delegation
paid a visit to the Gllsey house today and
were Introduced to William R. Hearst. The
greetings were cordial. Judge Howard, one
of the delegation, In speaking . to Mr.
"We appreciate the position you have
taken and for the- reforms you have
Mr. Hearst remarked that Judge Howard
spoke like a reformer.
"Not at all." replied Judge Howard. "We
hate reformers. We loathe them. They are
too much like Jerome."
During the talk with Mr. Hearst, Judge
Howard aald he waa not prepared to be
lieve the stories that had been circulated
that Mr. Hearst wa hostile to Mr. Bryan.
In reply, Mr. Hearst said that he knew
of no reason why he could not meet the
friends of Mr. Bryan with the utmost
cordiality and he expressed his gratification
at the call of the delegation upon htm. -
Indiana democrats to the number of 200
headed by Thomas Taggart arrived thl
afternoon to participate in the Bryan re
ception. ' Baaejaet for VleltlasT Mayors.
Norman E. Mack, democratic' state com
mitteeman, gave an informal luncheon this
afternoc -at the Hoffman, houoa to the
western visiting mayor liere 0 attend th
W.' J. Bryan reception and to several other
state committeemen. . .
- Those who wer Mr. Mack's guests were
Mayor F. W. Brown of Lincoln, J. C.
Dahlman of Omaha, W. F. Green of Ne
braska City. Henry Gering of Plnttsmouth,
F. W. Hunker of West Point. R. E. Wahske
of Humboldt. M. Ulse of Holdrege, and Wil
liam Burke of Friend. The national com
mitteemen present were: J. C. Dahlman of
Nebraska, D. J. Campeau of Michigan, T.
E. Ryan of Wisconsin, R. M. Johnson of
Texas, Joseph Daniels of . North Carolina,
John E. Osborne of Wyoming, L V. Baugh
man of Maryland, John T. McGraw of West
Virginia and Chairman Taggart of Indiana.
Tonight the western mayor took a trip
to Coney Island. , , .
Proa-ram of Reeeptloa.
' The program of the reception to be ac
corded to William Jenniag Bryan on his
arrival in this city on Thursday was given
out by the reception committee tonight.
The official reception will begin with the
arrival of Colonel Bryan at Pier A., North
river,-at 4 p. m. Thursday. He will be met
there by a sub-committee headed by the
chairman of the reception committee. Gov
ernor Folk of Missouri. He will be wel
comed by Acting Mayor McGowan in behalf
of the city of New York. Six carriage will
accompany ' the ' carriage carrying Colonel
Bryan, which will be preceded by an escort
of mounted police.
Carriage No. 1, Colonel Bryan, Governor
Folk,' Mayor McGowan, William Hoge.
Carriage No. 8, Tom L. Johnson, Alex
Troup, Norman E. Mack, Nathan Straus,
Carriage No. 3, Augustus Thomas, Com
missioner O'Brien, Robert Davis, Harry W,
Carriage . No. . 4. Mayor Dahlman of
Omaha, General Victor Baughman, Daniel
J. Campbell, Judge Fox.
Carriage No. S. Mayor Fitsgerald of Bos
ton, Comptroller Mets, John W. Cox, Joha
Carriage No. 8. William Sulxer, Henry
George, Jr., Bird S. Coler, Thomas L. Felt
ner. ' Carriage No. 7, Charles F. Murphy, John
F. Ahearn, O. P. Belmont, Lewis Nixon.
-Arriving at th hotel a special commis
sion consisting of five members of th re
ception committee from each state will re
ceive Colonel Bryan. Then will follow the
general reception, after which Colonel
Bryan will spend the time In informal dis
cussions until 7 o'clock, when he will retire
to his private apartments to make ready
to go to the Garden at 7:46 o'clock.
Mayor Dahlsnaa to Speak.
It ha been arranged. In order to accom
modate those unable to gain admission to
th Garden, to hold an overflow meeting
In Madison Square park. ' If stormy.
Colonel Bryan will address tho meeting be
fore entering the garden, and If th
weather b pleasant he will addres It
after the Garden speech. Other speakers
will be: J. C. Dahlman, mayor of Omaha;
D. N. Fletcher of Florida; Governor Rob
ert N. Glenn of North Carolina; ex-Governor
Wllllalnv 8. Jennings of Florida:
Congressman Henry M. Goldfogte of New
York, and Senator Thomas F. . Grady of
Five special trains are expected tomor
row from Missouri loaded with democrats.
Ths governor and three ex-governor of
Missouri are expected to be at the meet
ing. They are Governor Folk, ex.Oovrnor
Lon Stevens. ex-Governor Stone, ex-Governor
T. T. Crittenden.
CommomoratlasT a Battl.
OSAWATTOMIB. Kan., Aug. M -T wo
troops of cavalry, under command of Major
George Morgan.' ordered here by the sec
retary of war from Fort Riley, to take part
In the celebration of the fiftieth anniver
sary of th battle of Oaawattamle. arrived
today by train. The celebration will begin
tomorrow and continue for throe days.
On Thursday Vlo President Charles VV.
Fairbanks will dalivw aa addr.
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
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CALL FOR MINING CONGRESS
Ninth Aanaal Seasloa Will B Hold
la Dearer, October
1 to 19.
DENVER, Aug. 28.-A call for the ninth
annual session of the American mining
congress, to be held In Denver October
18 to 19 next, waa Issued today by J. H.
Richards, president, and James F. Gal
breath, Jr., secretary. The president of
the United State, th chief executive of
foreign nation and the governor of state
and territories are Invited to appoint tan
delegates each and mayors of cltlea and
town, boards of county commissioners,
boards of trsdes, chambers of commerce,
mining bureaus and exchangee, miners' or
ganisation and scientific societies, two del
In a letter accompanying the call Secre
tary Galbreath aays:
The active assistance of all those -interested
In the mining business must he en
listed at this time It we are to hope for
the creation of a denartment of mines and
mining during the present national adminis
Two matters of great importance will be
brought up for final action at the conven
tion: 1. A law for the protection of mining
2. A law for the creation of mine drain
The first will largely Increase investments
In mining enterprise by fumiBhing protec
tion against absolute dishonesty in mining
promotions and thus bring about a largely
Increased development of our mineral re
sources. The second will provide mean for con
tinued production , in the many district
where a common system Is necessary to
PLANS FOR JilG RESERVOIR
European and New York Parties Will
EsdeSTtr to Reclaim Colo
DENVER. Aug. 28. Recently there has
been filed with the state engineer of Colo
rado paper that have for their purpose
the reclaiming of nearly 1,000,000 acres cf
arid land, th largest Irrigation proposi
tion that ha ever been undertaken by pri
vate capital. Frank J. Macarthy a civil
engineer of Denver, I now drafting plana
to : build a reservoir that will cover
twenty-four square miles. ' It has an
average depth of thirty-five feet and will
use the entire surplus water of the Piatt
Heretofore it has been estimated that
(8,Uf,OUu,tiOO cubic feet of water wa wasted
yearly ia the Piatt river, water which it
properly. diverted and used on lands ad
Joining would Irrigate 1,000,000 acre of land
and would support 100,000 people
-Thl proposition is being financed by a
syndicate of New .York and London bank
era. , Engineer Macarthy estimates that the
reservoir and dam will cost In th neigh
borhood tf 84.000.ou0. The work will com
mence about October 1 of thla year.
HARRIMAN LINE IN MEXICO
Exteasloa to Maaatlaa Being Bashed
to Soearo . Feeder for Cali
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. -President E.
H. Harriman notified the San Francisco
offices of ths Southern Pacifio yesterday
that the work oft the extension of the
Canea, Yaqul River Pacifio railway from
Alamos, Mexico, through Maaatlan and
down to Teplo and San Marcos, would soon
be completed. - '
, The extension is being hurried because
of the determination on the part of Harri
man to open up thl country, aa a freight
feeder of the Southern Pacific. The ea
tension of the Harriman lines now reaches
from Guayamaa to Alamos. Th distance
to Maaatlan is seventy-five mile. The
roadbed on thla section has been partly
completed and will not take many months
to finish. The country surrounding Maaat
lan, San Marcos and Teplc promise to be
come a big freight district of the Southern
Pacific. Most of ths Importations for this
section are shipped to Manssnlllo or
Maaatlan and carried overland.
REFORM SPELLING GENERAL
Every Department of Goverameat
Will Follow Load Set by
tho Presldeat. .
OYSTER BAY. Aug. 28. President Roose
velt's correspondence la now spelled in ac
cordance with th recommendation of the
Carnegie spelling reform committee, of
which Prof. Broader Matthews la chair
man. An official list of the 800 reformed
word reached the executive offlo yester
day, and th latter which wer mailed
yesterday afternoon were spelled in accord
WASHINGTON. Aug. 2&-The president's
order regarding phoenetlc spelling was ex
tended to all parts of the government. All
publication ar to be printed with that
form of spelling. A meeting- waa held yes
terday, caled by Public Printer Stllllnga,
of all tho chief clerks of the department
and a ormmlttee waa appointed to formu
late rule for carrying out thla order. The
commute will report at a futur meeting.
OFFICIAL COUNT NECESSARY
Tor la Alabama Close for Rtaktf of
Places ob Democratic
. BIRMINGHAM, AJa.. Aug. 28.-Furtr.er
return from yesterday's democratio pri
mary held In thla state Indicate that B. B.
Comer majority for governor will be be
tween 15,000 and 20,000. W. W. Brandon is
probably nominated for state auditor; W.
D. Seed I nominated for treasurer, Frank
Julian for secretary of state, H. C. Oun
uel for superintendent of education and
A. M. Garter for attorney general.
It 'Will require th official count to deter
mine th rot for lieutenant gov
ernor, altercate senatorsbtp. railroad com
mlssloneYshlpa aad chief Justice of th
W. B. Craig t nominated for congrea
in th Fourth district. Congressman J. L.
Burnett in ths Seventh aad O. W. Under
wood in tU Ninth district wer unopposed.'
TALK ABOUT RATES
Railroad Offloiali sad Shipper ett Intef
steto Oommeroa Oommiuioa.
Enforcement of new law discussed
Oaldwell Asks That Joint Rataa Ba 6nb
joot to Oonoumno of Interest d Lisas,
SUGGESTIONS COME FROM SHIPPERS
Eequetta That Out in Domiatio Bataa Bo
Allowed ok Tea Days' Hotioa.
WOULD ALLOW DUPLICATION OF RATES
Proposal to Permit Roads to Accept
Shipment at Tariffs Posted by
Competitor la Certala
WASHINGTON. Aug. S8 To discus
certain phaaea of the railroad rate law
which took effect today there waa a con
ference which lasted the creator part of
the day between the member of th In
terstate Commerce commission and repre
senatives of the railroads and shippers of
the country. The railroad official present
numbered thirty-four, among whom were
Vice President Caldwell of the Delaware,
Lackawanna & Western;. Vice President
Grammer of th New York Central, Gen
eral Counsel Massey of the Pennsylvania'
and General Counsel Clardy of the Mis
souri Pacifio, while F. T. Bently of Chi
cago, J. A. Farloy of Dallas, Tex., and
James Maynard of Knoxvllle, Tenn., were
among the speakers for the shippers. Th
Imerican Shippers' association and th
Illinois Manufacturers'- association wer
represented. The railroad representative
uniformly gav assurance ef their in
tention to comply fully with the new law,
but presented their view a to the opera
tion of certain provisions, among tho
points urged being extension of time in
which carriers may file their tariffs with
tho commission, continuance of tne pres
ent method of posting tariffs, objection to
any change in -export and Import rate
pending a full hearing, and th absolute
concurrence of all tho carriers interested
before th establishment of Joint rates.
The shippers' representative urged the
protection of their Interests, particularly
against the railroads shifting cloaslflca-
tlona so as to put up rates, and con ten J-
tntf for the discretion of th commission
In th export and import charges and for
tho publication of tariffs in the full ac
ceptation of that term. The commission
reserved decision on th questions brought
Commlslsoaer Start Work.
Four members of the Interstate Com
merce commission. Chairman Knapp and
Commissioner Clements, Cockrell and
Lane were present today at the initial
hearing under tho new railroad freight
' The law recently enacted by congress be
came effective today. Already, in partial
compliance with the law, ton of tariff rat
schedules hav been filed with th com
mission by the various railroad arid com
mon carrier Itneo-of th countro-ahd addl- '
tlonal tariff ar being received In, .every
mall. It waa not expected that th full
commission under the new law would be
present In Waahlngton today. Commissioner
Prouty of the old commission and Commls.
sloners Clark and Harlan, recently ap
pointed by President Roosevelt under the
law, could not bo present at th hearing
today. The commission today . begins it
work under the operation of the law which
Increases th salary of It member from
87.600 to $10,000 per annum.
Commissioner E. E. Clark, who recently
waa appointed by the president a a mem
ber of the commission under the new law,
arrived In Washington today. He did not
appear at the morning hearing of tho com
mission, but after the intermission of th
hearing for luncheon he aat with th com
mission for a brief , time. He took the
oath of office about two week ago at hi
home In Cedar Rapids. Ia. After th meet
ing ho wa In conference with other mem
ber of the commission in the office of
Caldwell Speako for Railroad.
B. D. Caldwell, a vice president of the
Delaware. Lackawanna A Western rail
read, told the commission that, through
conference with traffic officials and attor
neys of various Una of railroad, they- had
ought to reach an understanding of th
new law, to the end that they might be in
position ' properly to observe It. He Indi
cated, however, that, notwithstanding the
work they had done in good faith, many
questions had arisen, particularly concern
ing .the publication and filing of 4arlffa,
on which they felt they ought to hav an
exchange of views with the commission.
He suggested that It would be necessary to
have an extension of time In which th
carrier should have opportunity to file
their tariffs with the commission and he
requested that - the - commission continue
method of posting railroad tariffs, now
generally in effect. . He discussed at length
the' technical' features of the rates, aa pre
scribed by the new law and In connection
with the suggestion, that th commission
suspend or modify Import and export rates,
he urged that no change be made In th
law until the fullest hearing shall hav
been held. He also held that a Joint rat
(In which two or more carrier ar Inter
ested), should be the subject of concur
rence. He Insisted, as did all th other
speakers, that absolute concurrence. In Joint
rates of all the carriers Interested should
be had before the rates were established.
George V. Massey, general counsel of the
Pennsylvania Railroad company, assured th
ximmlssion that it waa th desire of all
the roads with whom he had conferred, to
conform absolutely with th taw and h
told the commission that such publication
as had been made to the contrary waa
without the shadow of foundation In fact.
"We hav endeavored," said he, "to And
out what th law require and w hav
don our beat to meet those requirements aa
they are operatlv today."
G. J. Grammar, vice president of th New
York Central lines, gav th same assur
ance aa Mr. Massey had . given. " Asked
by Chairman Knapp tf the change In
methods of making rates should b mad
applicable to thla year'a cotton crop. Mr.
Grammar aald he did. and that he believed
the carrier could adjust themselves to the
new law in this respect within thirty days.
Shippers Give Their Views.
At th conclusion of th hearing of th
trofflo officials, E. T. Bentley of Chicago,
a representative of the Illinois Manu
facturers' association and the America a
Shippers' association, presented a seriee
of resolutions to th commission bearing
on th Importano of th new law. He
urged the commission in the Interest of
the American public to tsk such action
a would protect the interests . of the
shippers aa well as the railroads.
An abstract of the resolution presented
by Mr. Bentley. follow:
That wo favor contlnuaoo of th)
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