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The Omaha Daily
Vol. xxxvi-no. 66.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 3, 1906,
! STARTS FOR WEST
H. J. Brytn, EworUd by Horn Folk,
Leaves lew Ttrk ia 8poUl Train.
FIRST STOP WILL 61 IN DETROIT
on from Antefop 8UU Will lpad
Today ia Citr of Etnita.
TUESDAY WILL BE SPENT IN WINDY CITY
Party Will Beach (Omaha Wednesday
jyforninc 'at 2i30.
MR. BRYAN'S TRIBUTE TO MR. ROSEWATER
Kebraskaa Say Fndr mt Th Bee
Always Made Coarageoas Attack
Against Things He
te Be Wiia
NEW TORK. Sept. . (Special Tele
gram.) Tired but exceedingly well satls
)M with their visit to the natlon'a metrop
clli, Mr.'Bryan'a home folke left Jereey
City at t it todsy overth Lehigh Valley
railroad, with Mr. Bryan, Bryan and
Mia Grace Bryan on bo s-
The train which will . ,y4 Nebra.
k.n to Omaha was mad. ,..-: buffet
and baggage car. lour siev
nrlvate narty car "Sunset,"
Mr. Bryan and his family and
braeka mayora Dahlman, Brown,-
D u r fin, nftiM vj . .
iPrnm the - moment of hla arrlva,
jr VtrvaM V b Vin rl but lit S
n cuimu-7 " 1
time to ret. Whether he will or will no.
e a candidate for the presidency In 180S,
pne thing is certain, the "Peerleaa Leader"
la looking- after the Interests of the de
mocracy and wherever possible Is endeav
oring to close up taps In rival camps.
Mr. Bryan' reception In both Newark
and Jersey City yesterday waa extremely
pleasing to him.' While he did not desire
to be quoted, he made It plainly under
stood that he waa greatly touched by the
warmth of the greeting accorded to him,
and privately could not say enough In
praise of Jersey men.
First Stop at Detroit.
The train which la carrying the happy
bunch of sterling Nebraskans" to their
homes Will make Its tlrst real stop at
Detroit, Mich.r tomorrow, the sohedule
calling for the train's arrival at noon.
Dan J. Campau, national committeeman
from Michigan, went on ahead today to
arrange for the reception which will be
accorded Mr. Bryan and his escort of
nearly 100 men of the Prairie state, ine
Nebraskane will spend the day In Michi
gan's bl city, leaving -t 11 o'clock- to
morrow night. The party, will arrive In
1 Chicago Tuesday, where they will. stay all
day. leaving at 11 :0 Tuesday night for
Omaha and Lincoln, arriving at the for
mer city at V.W and the latter at e
I o'clock. The Lehigh 1 the Initial road out
". of New York, the other roads being the
GH-and Trunk and Chicago Great Western.
Upon hie arrival In Lincoln on Wedtws
"""or." Mr.- Pry an -fcJe-Xaxntljf 'U1 be
th guests of Charles W. "Bryan at dinner,
, and from there will be driven to the north
' front of the statehouse, where a non
partisan reception will be held In his
Bryan's Trlbate to Rwntr.'
Mr. Bryan during his trip acrosa North
river from New York to Jersey took occa
sion to speak of Edward Bosewater and
the things he stood for. He aald to me
that Immediately upon learning of the
death of the editor of The Bee he had
Wired Mre. Bosewater his condolences.
. "While I thought he did ' no, look very
strong when I last saw Mr. Rosewater
In Vienna." said Mr. Bryan. 'I was not
prepared to learn of his sudden death.
"Edward Roeewater was a wonderfully
rigorous man. By the force of his char
acter and ability he became a prominent
figure not only In the life of Nebraska,
but of the wesC He took a lively Interest
In public affairs and was very courageous
In attacking thing he believed to be
wrong. In the fight which Is now on
against encroachments ,- of predatory
wealth he would have been of great aeiv
loa to the public, and his death I a loss
that will be widely mourned."
' Campaign Thremsjbi loath.
After his reception at Lincoln Mr. Bryan
Will have tan day' rest, but on September
11 he will have a. meeting at St. Louis, on
the 11th at Louisville and on the nth at
Then Nebraska' Illustrious dtlsen will
be tin real campaigning to elect a demo-
oralis house of representatives, his itin
erary being as follows: Radford. Va,
September U; North Carolina, September
17 and 18. thence to Alabama and Ten
bessee. this feature of his speech mak
ing tour not being Anally arranged. In
this swing about country Mr. Bryan will
b largely under direction of Chairman
Origgs, ' of tha democ ratio congressional
oromltte. Mr. Bryan haa planned to
reach Nebraska, about October 1 and dur
ing that month will go Where he seems
to be nost needed, giving to Nebraska,
aowev.r, considerable oHil time.
While there waa no demonstration when
the special bearing Nebraska, home folks
and Mr. . Bryan and family pulled out of
Lehigh Valley station at Jersey City, there
was waving of hats and general ex pre
Ion heard of safe psssaxe.
Ed. O. Brandt, formerly of Omaha and
now of greater New York, who looks for
all the world like Bryan, and has been
taken hundreds of time for "Pearl
amuaed hi friends by making a tall end
speech which Bryan himself thoroughly
Dr.. Irew Talks ef Trio.
Dr, Brown, mayor of Lincoln, who has
been a tireless worker In making the visit
of the Nebrasksn both successful and
enjoyable. Mid just as he was stepping
on the train: "Vi have been splendidly
received and we have enjoyed our visit
east to the limit. Everything haa been
all right, the only discord being in one
of the newspapers of New York rather
reflecting on the hospitality accorded Mr.
Bryan on board Mr. Goitres' yacht. As
a matter of act we could not hare asked
better treatment and I. want this state
"Of course some of the newspapers hail
fun with us, but w had Just as. much
fun with New Tork. They looked upon
us a a type of the west and imagined
that w were all ropers and punchers.
J Tow ever. It did not take them long to
learn that we were genuine and cltlsens
of a common country. After that It waa
Mayor PaMman spoke enthualaatlrslly
of the trip, believing that It will do a
freit deal In advertising Nebraska and
put tins the state forward. Jim took his
New Tork lariat with him to show some
of the boys st home just how he roped
tOxt tinned aa Second PacsJ
BATTLE WITH THE BLACK HAND
Attempt to Arreat Alleged Marderev
Leads te Death of Two Peaa
PUXXSUTAWNKT. Pa.. Sept. t-In a
bloody battle this evening between foreign
ers and the twenty-one members of Troop
D, state constabulary, in which fully 4")
shots were fired, two troopers were killed
and one fatally wounded, while three other
persons received bullet wounds. The mur
derers are now surrounded In a house at
Florence mine, seven miles from here, and
at daylight the attempt to capture them
will be renewed. Further loss of life ia
feared, for the besieged Italians are veil
supplied with arms and ammunition.
The dead: '
PRIVATE JOHN HENRY, aged X years,
PRIVATE FRANCIS ZEHRINGER, agd
; home, Conschohocken, near Philadel
phia. Fatally wounded:
. Private Homer C. Chambers; home, Roch
Private William A. Mullen of Harrisburg,
First Senteant Joseph Logan of Dubois and
George Felltxsk, aged 12, received minor
The trouble began late this afternoon
when Sergeant Logan went to Florence to
search for Leopold Scarlat, who 1s charged
with shooting his brother-in-law, Bruno
Traxxone, Friday night. Logan was In
Dr, Bodenhorn's office when Salvatore
Waltsoch, who la said to be one of the
most desperate -members of the Black
Hand, ataxted to fight with a countryman
In front of the house where Waltxoch
bor.rda. When Logun placed Waltsoch un
der arrest the latter Invited him Into tha
boarding house to prove his good charac
ter. Iogan had scarcely passed the door
hen one of three Italians In the house
e a lunge at him with a stiletto, the
,on passing between his arm and body.
on retreated, but before he got fifteen
-eet from the building an Italian opened
Are on him with a magazine shotgun.
Logan return the fire and the two men
emptied their weapona at each other. Logan
got one buckshot wound in the foot and
the desperado waa seen to fall buck Into
the- house, perhaps fatally wounded. Logan,
by Inquiry of the residents, learned that he
had a Black Hand man to deal with. He
then telephoned to the barracks at this
place and a detachment of Ave privates
was detailed by Lieutenant Egle to go to
hla assistance. The detachment arrived at
Florence wt 4:30 o'clock. Private John
Henry immediately started for the house,
but when about twenty feet from lb. waa
ahot down. Chambers and Mullen, In at
tempting to rescue their companion, were
shot down before they reached him. A
telephone call waa then aent In for the
entire force and Afteen additional troopers
were hurried to the scene. When the sec
ond detachment arrived at 6:30 o'clock and
while twelve of the constabulary kept
Arlng Into the wlndowa and front doors,
six policemen made a rush for the aide
door, which they battered in. Three of
the officers, Zehringer, Gross and Cum
tnings, dashed up the stairs, hut were con
fronted by three of the desperadoes, who
opened Are. Zehringer fell at the first
volley, but the other men escaped. The
gang Immediately closed the door and there
1 little doubt that Zehringer waa killed, as
several shots were . Ared inside af tor the
door' was cloaed. Realising that, Uvea were
being sacrificed uselessly and. the storm and
darkness coming on, the troopers sent for
carbines and prepared to keep the house
surrounded until morning: ,
LIVE STOCK ' FIGHT BEGINS
Co-operative Conisalssloa Company
Opens Ita Offices la Kansas
. City . Today.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. Sept. l-A live
stock exchange contest will be begun here
tomorrow when the Co-operative Live 8tock
Commission company, Incorporated at Den
ver last July, will begin ' buslnesa here.
The company had Ita inception last April
at the annual meeting In Denver of the
American National Live Stock association,
when It waa decided "to take action
against , the recent advance in commission
charges for the sale of live stock on the
various markets." Stock In the company
waa sold to live atock producers and feed
era and no one person was permitted to
hold more than Afty shares. The company
will, It Is stated, reduce the commission
on aheep and hoga 22 a carload, and will
boycott the exchange of commission men
at Chicago and Ct. Joseph. - The commis
sion on cattle will be the same as that
charged by the Kansas City Liva Stock
exchange. Locally the Aght may turn en
8. G. Burnetde and F. J. Burke, former
member of the Kansas City Live Stock
exchange, who recently were auspended
from membership In that company for sell
ing their business to the co-operative con
cern and agreeing to sell at rates below
those Axed by the exchsnge. ' Following
that auspenslon Burnslde and Burke, acting
for the co-operative" company, leased offi
ces In the exchange building, which la the
property of the Kansas City Stock Tarda
company, and Will begin buslnesa there at
SAVING TIME , AND MONEY
gaeeewafal Experiment la Chicago
Poatomee May Be Extended to
WASHINGTON. Sept. 1 An experiment
with a view not only to the saving of ex
Dense, but to the economising of time Is
being tried In the Chicago postofflce. It Is
the elimination ef the use of the back stamp
on letter whl chlndlcates to the recipietn
of a letter the precise time of Its arrival
In the delivering offlae from the sending
point. The services of about thirty clerka
haa been aaved and the time of the de
livery of letter mall to the recipients from
tb hour of Ms arrival in the Chicago port
office has been reduced from twenty m'n
utes to two hours. It Is proposed now to
try the experiment In other large postofflces.
If It should be aa successful aa It haa been
In the Chicago office the use of the back
atamp probably will be eliminated entirely.
MORMONS ARE BUYING LAND
Plana for Sending; IfeOflo Families
from Vtah aad Xevada te
MEXICO CITY, Sept. J Mormon rep
resentatives have purchased another large
tract of land in Mexico. Some time ago
they purchased for colonising purposes a
large tract of land la the atate of Mexico
and another In the atate of Oaxaca, and
within the last few daya have closed a
deal for S00.000 acrea of rich land in the
Fuerte river valley of the atate of Slna
loa. it la aald to be the plan to send
11.000 Mormon famlllea from Utah, Col
orado and Nevada Into Mexico.
A ahort time ago Mormon Interests ae
cured from the Mexican government a
concession covering the - manufacture of
beet augar in Mexico. It la proposed td
, Invest 1100,000 gold is tha Industry,
FORECAST OF WEEK'S EVENTS
f resident Will Bsviaw Oroat Fleet Off
Ojiter Bay Today.
PRIZEFIGHT AT GOLDFIELDS, NEVADA
Gaaa and Nelson Will Meet Today
Kea-ro Is Favorite la Betting,
bat Barkers af Blacksmith
NEW YORK, Sept. 1 Tomorrow, Labor
day, what will probably be the greatest
assemblage of war vessels In the history
of the western hemisphere, will be reviewed
by President Roosevelt In the watera of
Long Island Bound, off Oyster Bay. In
the fleet will be the newest and beat of
the vessels, of the American navy. Includ
ing all that la most efficient In the various
classes of battleships, cruisers, torpedo
boats and torpedo boat destroyers and sub
marines. In the Aeet, commanded by Rear
Admiral Evans, there will be 15,000 men
to cheer President Roosevelt as the May
flower steams through the l.nes of war
ships. The following Is the program to be
a. m. Ships, full dress.
10:45 a. m. Mayflower, with president
II a. m. Mayflower reaches head of col
umn. VZ m. Mayflower anchors.
12:05 p. m. Commander-in-chief visits
1 p. m. to 2:1a p. m. Reception on board
2:39 p. m. President visits Maine, Ala
bama, Went Virginia in succession, and
perhaps other ships.
8 p. m. Bhlps illuminate.
When the review Is over the snips will
proceed to different stations, according to
previous assignment. At the close of the
review there will be a reception on the
Mayflower, at which the president will
greet the commanders of the ships.
Bryaa Retaras to Nebraska.
W. J. Bryan, during the week, will pro
ceed to his home In Lincoln,' Neb. On
the way he probably will make an addreas
at Detroit, and In Chicago he will be the
guest of the Iroqula club, where he I to
make an address.
On Wednesday, at Bath, Secretary Taft
will deliver what Is expected to be an Im
portant speech in the Maine campaign,
On Saturday, at Oyster Bay, President
Roosevelt will attend the ccremoniea In
celebration of the 200th anniversary of
Christ church. Oyster Bay,, and will de
liver an address.
The German-American races for the
Roosevelt cup off Marblehead, Mass., under
the Joint control of- the Kaiserlicher Yacht
club of Kiel and the Eastern Yacht club of
Boston, will be started off Half Way Rock,
at 11 o'clock a. m., or as soon thereafter
as may be expedient on the following dates:
Monday,' September 8. Wednesday, Sep
tember 4; Thursday. September t; Satur
day, September 8: Monde. September 10;
Tuesday, September 11 (If necessary).
The amateur athletic union junior and
senior national championships' will be held
under the auspices of the New York Ath
letlo -club at Traverse Island. . Pelham
Manor, New York, on Saturday, Septem
ber S, "
. Priseaa-h at Golddeld. Hev.
. Ona of th moat Important event In the
prise ring In recent months "will .'be de
cided Monday, when Joe Gan. the negro
lightweight, will meet "Battling" Nelson at
Goldfleld, Nevada. The men are reported
to have trained carefully for the contest
and . a good flgtit is . expected. Gana haa
been the favorite in betting but the follow
ers of Nelson express complete confidence
that their man will win.
The regatta of the Middle States Regatta
association Will be held at Waahlngton on
Monday. There are sixteen events on the
program and some uf the best oarsmen of
the .middle state are entered.
JESUIT MEETING IN ROME
Seatlsaeat Developing la Favor ef
Eleetlaa- German for President
ROME, Sept. 2. The Congregation of
the Company of Jesus, which is in ses
sion here to elect a general of the society
tn succession to the late Father I&artin,
did not , meet today, but there were pri
vate confereneea between the delegates.
Many of the delegates. Including Father
Henry Moeller of Missouri and the Rev.
Grinnelsman of Missouri, visited the
Church of Jesus, the principal church of
the Jesuits throughout the world, and
prayed at the altar of St. Tgnatlua, whose
original silver statue waa removed when
the Jesuits were suppressed by Clement
XIV. There Is a atrong sentiment among
the delegatea for the election of a Ger
man aa president of the order. This Is
due In part to a desire to please Emperor
William, who Is showing marked courte
sies to Catholicism.
VERTEBRA IN NECK FRACTURED
Joseph H. Btaadeven Seriously Injared
by DIvIbb- Into Shallow.
Joseph H. Standeven, 1S06 Blnney street,
la In a serious condition at the Omaha Gen
eral hospital from Injuries received while
bathing at Manhattan Beach, Lake Man
awe, Saturday evening. Standeven, with
companions, was amusing himself on on
of the rollers on the platform built for
bathers, and two ofhls friends held the
cylinder while he dived off Into two or
three feet of water. Hla head struck bot
tom and ba waa found to have fractured a
vertebra In the neck.
Standeven waa brought to the hospital In
Omaha and an operation waa performed
8unday afternoon. Th physicians state he
has but a slim' chano to recover. lis 1a
66 years old.
NEGRO SH0OJS BARTENDER
Kansas City, Ka, Drlak Dlspeaser
Mardered Beeaaa He Drew
tha Celer Una.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept S.-An unusual
hooting, the result of the crusade to clore
saloons, or Joints. In Kansas City, Kan.
and ita suburbs, occurred tn Armourdal
today when Jim Patterson, a negro, shot
and killed M. C. Gllkln, a white bartender,
because the latter refused to herve him a
drink. Although all saloons are supposed
t obe cloaed In The Kansas town, that at
which Gllkln waa acting aa bartender waa
running wide open. Gllkln served white
customers freely, but drew the color line.
Dowle Will Om tm Bteslea.
CHICAGO. Sept. L-Mra Ann Edelherta
was killed and Mlaa Anna Kohinson was
seriously Injured In a panlo on a West
Twelfth street trolley car today caused by
a short circuit in a controller box and
followed by the burning of the woodwork
of the esr. Several other ntmtr.. r-.iu4
minor Injuries la tbsiC effort to ssni-
from th car , , , . .
PRESIDENT'S SPELLING REFORM
Roosevelt gay Chaaare Will Be
Dropped If It Dees Kot Meet
OTSTER BAY, N. T.. Sept. S.-In a letter
to Charles A. Stilling, public printer at
Washington, made publlo today, President
Roosevelt wrote that If the changes In
spelling advocated by th simplified spell
ing board and put Into use In official docu
ments meete popular approval they will
be made permanent. If not, he wrote, they
will be dropped. The president' letter fol
lows: . '
Hon. Charles A. Stilling. Public Printer,
Washington, D. C My Iear Mr. Stllllngs:
I enclose herewith copies of certain cir
culars of ' the simplified spelling lnard.
which can be obtained free from the board
at No. 1 Madison avenue. New York City.
Please hereafter direct that In all govern
ment publications of the executive depart
ments the above 300 words enumerated In
circular No. 5. shall be spelled a therein
set forth. If any one auks the reason for
the action, refer him to circulars 1. 4 and
as Issued by the simplified spelling hoard.
Most of the criticism of the proposed step
Is evidently msde In entire ls-norsnce of
what the step la no less than In entire
Ignorance of the. very moderate and com
mon sense views as to the purposes to be
achieved, which views are so excellently
set forth In the circulars to which I hsve
referred. There Is not the slightest Inten
tion to do snythlng revolutionary or In
itiate sny far-reaching policy.
The purpose simply Is for the government.
Instead of laae-tng behind popular senti
ment tn advance abreast of It and at the
same time abreaet of the views of the
shiest and most practical educators of our
time, as well as of th more profound
scholars, men of the stamp of Prof. Lotins
berry and Prof, flkeat.. If the slight
changes In the spelling of the X words
proposed wholly or partially meet popular
approval then the changes will become per
manent without anv reference to what pub
lic officials or Individual private cltlsens
mav feel; If they do not ultimately meet
with popular approval they will be dropped
and that Is sll there Is about It. They
represent nothing In the world but a very
slight extension of the unconscious move
ment which has msde agricultural Imple
ment makers snd farmers write "plow"
Instead of "plough." which has made most
Americans write "honor" without the some
what absurd superfluous "u"; snd which
Is even now making people write "program"
without the "me, Just as all people who
speak English now write "bat," "dim,"
"sum" and "flsh." Instesd of the Eliza
bethan "batte," "sette," "dlmme."
"summe" snd "fyshe:" Which makes us
write "public," "almanac." "era," "fan
tasy" and "wagon," instead of the "pub
lick," "almanack." "aera," "phantasy"
and "waggon" of ' our great fathers. It
Is not sn attack on the language of
Shakespeare and Milton, because 4t Is In
some Instances a going-hack to the forms
they used, and In others merely the ex
tension of changes which, as reo-ards other
words, have taken place since their time.
It Is not an attempt to no anything far
reaching or sudden or vlolertti or Indeed
anything very great at all. It Is merely
sn sttempt to cast what alight weight can
properly he cast on the side of the popular
forces which are endeavoring to make our
spelling a little leas foolish and fantastic.
CHICAGO BOY ' BURIED ALIVE
Yaath . Ceaf esses Awful Crlm
Assist fa Dla-Rlagj Cp
' CHICAGO. Sept. 2. Robert Gordon, 1
years old. today confessed that he struck
Joseph Reed., 8. yeara old. with a brick,
stunning him, and thqn buried him alive
beneath . the sidewalk In front of his
father's home, 277 Aroher avenue. ' The
boy's body was' found auer Gordon said
he had .buried It. and after' an investiga
tion by the police havwaa taken Into cus
tody. The absence of the Reed boy from
his horn waa notloed' about 8 o'clock Satur
day afternoon and search was Immediately
begun for him. - Gordon led the father of
the Reed boy through the afreets In the
neighborhood for several hours and about
10 o'clock laat night took him to where the
body was burled, assisted in digging It up,
and when' taken to the Deerlng street
station and questioned by the police broke
down and confessed that he enticed the
boy to the basement of the Reed home,
mistreated him and when he attempted to
escape struck him on the head with a
brick. He then burled him alive under
the sidewalk. Five other boya, ranging In
age from IK to 20 years, who had been
drinking with Gordon at the rear of the
Reed home before the murder became
known, were taken Into custody and are
being held by the police. The Reed and
Gordon famlllea live near one another and
have been friends for several yeara.
LABOR DAY AT LAKE MANAWA
Closing: Program of the Seaaaa Will
Be Devoted to the Hellday
Tha laat Sunday of the season at Lake
Manawa waa taken advantage of by
thousands of pleasure seekers, every car
being loaded from early afternoon to lata
in the evening. ...
Today concludes the most auccessful sea
son In the history of the resort and the
management aaaurea Ita many patron of
It appreciation for their frequent visita
tion at the park. Already elaborate prep
aration have been mad for extensive tm
provementa next season.
Tha Labor day program at Lake Manawa
will include a long; list of amusement and
atttraction that will appeal to all those
who wish to enjoy the holiday to It fullest
Prof. Norden haa prepared a musical pro
gram of popular and national air that will
be appreciated" for th occasion. A car
service the same a was run the Fourth of
July will be in vogue.
SCHMITZ WILL -KEEP ORDER
'Frisco Mayor Regret that Attempt
Will Be Made to Ran Car with
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. t. "I regret
the United Railroads Intends to run its
cars in opposition to the union, but I fear
that the attempt will ba made, and I
shall be aorry If It comas to psss," said
Mayor Schmtts laat night. "Every effort,
however, will be made to preserve the
peace, and meanwhile no palna will be
apared to hit upon aome basis for peace."
The mayor said that the local law re
quiring car men to have had not leaa than
a week' experience before being allowed
to take out cars applied to both conduc
tor and grlpmen.
With the law enforced and1 he aald
that It would b enforced the mayor de
clared It would take about alx week for
the company to get Ita roads in full oper
ation with new men, even If the old em
ploye offered no Interference. .
Thl was because of the very skilled
men In th company' service who would
be competent to Instruct new employe.
Maaasrer af Pealteattary gkert. ,
ALBl'QrERQI'E, N. M., Sept. J.A re
port submitted to Governor iiageinian by
experts who Investigated the affaire uf the
N Mexican penitentiary dates that there
Is a shortage of ;,i In the funds of the
Institution. H. C. Hursum. who managed
the affairs of the prison up to April It,
Isst, Is held responsible by the accountants
for the aliened ehortase. Buraura iki ta
lobar j-od wlUk hawing-, dasuvyed tk record.
FAMILIAR FIGURE ABSENT
IntehUofthe Key Will Mm th Fto of
ANNUAL REUNION IN WASHINGTON
Old-Tim Telegraphers aad .Military
Telegraph Corp Hold Meet
ings Slmaltaneawaly la
(From a Staff: Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Sept. J. (Special.)
The face of Edward Rosewater, for many
yeara a familiar feature of the reunions
of the Old Time Telegraphers and-Hi'
torlcal -association and the Society of the
United States. Military Telegraph Corps,
will be missed when these bodies meet In
Washington thla fall. Mr. Rosewater
was ever proud of his active connection
with the governments telegraph servtc
In the daya of the civil war and had been
present at several recent annual reunion
of. the knight of the key. When the date
for thla year' a meeting waa aet it was
hoped that Mr. Rosewater might again be
Many hundreds of representative teleg
raphers will undoubtedly gather from all
parte of the country. The two bodies
hold their meeting simultaneously on
October t. 10 and 11.
It Is peculiarly appropriate that th
coming meeting ahall be held In Wash
Ington. the home of the wonderful art
which haa done ao much to civilise th
world and bring - natlona within closer
touch. Thla city was the scene of the
operation of the first practical telegraph
line ever built and operated, and where
Prof. Morse planned, worked and experi
mented, until at laat the wonderful
achievement was recorded in the simple
message, "Be what God hath wrought."
The headquarters of the two associa
tions will be at the Arlington hotel, and
this hostelry will be the scene of more
reunion than are contemplated In the
program when those who have worked
over miles of wire come together face to
face, many old-time wire friends meet
ing for the first time tn person, though
familiar and well acquainted with each
other while separated by Immense dis
Home of the Telegraph.
' No place in the United States Is so
close to the telegraph aa this city of
Washington. It Is the right arm of the
government In peace aa it was in war,
and it would be a difficult matter to
carry tn the government without Ita aid.
Indeed, when the telegraph falls, for any
reason, business of tall kinds la practically
at a standstill.
These men and women 'who have given
their live to th service will be th
guests of Washington for three days, and
It is due them that their presence here
Is made a matter of notice by the busi
ness men of the city. T .
Many of the military telegrapher took
their lives In their hands during the dark
and bloody day of the civil war, and to
them la- due no little of the glory of the
' They have never received that recogni
tion at the Hand 'of th people' repre
sent.atlvea . in -oongress to which thetr
great and arduous aervtcea In the Held, in
the hospital.' at the forefront or strife
and in the dark, silent nights on tb out.
posts of the army entitle them.
This, however, is not what they are com
ing here for. They are coming to hold a
business meeting to renew old acquaint
ance, and to have a good time. '
A number of committees have been ap
pointed and are hand at work, and have
been for some time, perfecting arrange
ments for the coming reunion.
Many Notable Names.
Mr. William H. Young of .the Western
Union Telegraph company la president of
the old timers, and Colonel W. B. Wilson
of Holmeeburg. Pa., Is president of the
Mllltsry Telegraph Corps society.
To these societies belong many prominent
men of this country, embracing auch names
aa Andrew Carnegie, Thomaa A. Edison,
Colonel R. C. Clowry. president of the
Western Union 'Telegraph company; Gen
eral Thomaa T. Eckert, who waa assistant
secretary of war In the daya of President
Lincoln, anl who had much to do with
perfecting the military telegraph at that
time; Clarence H. Mackay, president of the
Postal Telegraph and Cable company; D.
H. Bates, former president of th Baltimore
AY Ohio Telegraph company; L. C. Weir,
president of Adama Express company, and
Innumerable host of other.
,The buslnesa meeting of the Old Time
Telegrapher and . Historical association
will be held at the Arlington hotel at 10
a. m., October 9, and will be followed at
11 a. m. by the business meeting of the
Society of the United State Military Tele
graph Corps. . .
Excursions, receptions and a banquet will
form part of the entertainment, the details
of which have not been quit perfected,
but ' it la earnestly hoped that the affair
will be auch aa to reflect credit not only
upon the telegrapher of Washington, who
nave tha matter In hand, but on the cltl
sens of "Greater Washington," in th crea
tion and preservation of which th Old
Timer have played ao Important a part
in day gone by, and upon whose faith and
Integrity depend In no small degree th
success of all buslnesa affair.
Mark Cash for Irrta-atloa.
A few week eo announcement wss
made of the receipt from the sale of public
lands in the arid atates and . territories.
When it waa discovered that the Increment
to the reclamation fund was considerably
In excess of the estimates there waa much
rejoicing throughout the entire weat..
Letters have been pouring Into the of
fice of the reclamation service from set
tlers, legislators and other Interested In
the movement, requesting the allotment
of funds and Initiation of irrigation works
in various localities.
It la not within the province of the
director to apportion reclamation - tunas,
but merely to call the attention of tha
secretary of the interior to feasible pro
jects. The engineer of th reclamation
service sr not losing night of oppor
tunities of extending the work, and, many
projects have been Investigated aid will
be taken under consideration aa soon as
funds for thetr construction become
available. The secretary of the Interior
ha already apportioned th fund for
year In advance, and although the re
ceipt vfrom th aalea of land fnay be
larger than anticipated by the general
land office, yet thl Increase la more than
offset by th recent advance In the price
of labor, and material aid the diminished
efficiency of ordinary labor. Th rigid
enforcement of s the eight-hour law
ha also contributed to the general
increase In costs to the contractor. . A
number of prominent contractors sr
failing or on th verge of bankruptcy
and prices of construction are running up
rapidly. When the contractor become
unable to fulfill their contract the recla
mation service is' obliged to carry on th
work bjf ftyltg hlgttar-price tbaa th
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contractora can afford to give. But even
under such clrcumstancea the labor sup
ply la unequal to tha demand.
Several of she twenty-two project now
under way, aa well a numerous other
which will be taken up Immediately funds
become ava'lable, will receive a serious
setback If the reclamation fund Is di
verted for other purposes. Cltlsens of
the west are even now impatient thet
the department Is forced to delsy In tak
ing up the projects that would make
productive millions of acrea of arid land
and afford homea for a multitude of
Improvements In other atatea ar needed
there Is no doubt, but thla nstion Is able
to make them without endangering th
beneflcent work of home-bulldlng In the
It has been said of a Roman emperor,
"He found Rome brick; he left It mar
ble." So of this generation of Americans
let It be aald, "They found the weat a
desert; they left It a Garden of Eden."
SENSATION IN SIOUX CITY
Rev. Dr.- Frlasell Deneances Co a are
cation from Palplt, Then Teadera
SIOUX CITY, I a., Sept. I. (Special.)
Without warning Rev. Dr. J W. Frlell,
pastor of .the First Congregational church,
whose membership Is made up of promi
nent families, denounced hla congregation
from the pulpit this morning and then
tendered his resignation, caualng a pro
found sensation. Mr. Frissell and their
daughters, Edna and Genevieve,' occupied
a front pew and aobbed and wept during
the startling address, while the congrega
tion aat aghaat. Dr. Frissell bluntly aa
signed aa the reason for hla resignation
the "prejudice," "petty fault finding" and
"unfchrletlanlike hostility" of certain
members of the church, poor attendance
at prayer meetinga and indifference to
missionary -work, all of which had been
"wearing on my wife's health and the
happiness of my home. ' ITi said mem
bers had criticised htm behind his back
bV saying he vt net rally a doctor of
divinity; that he had bought hla degrees
with money. He threatened to sue theae
people for alander. He aald certain mem
bers had charged him with being un
couth and not poaaessed of good manners
and not aristocratic enough for the con
gregation. He said aome of the membera
had been trying to atarve him out. One
member waa. charged with circulating a
damaging letter, "evidently written by an'
enemy." An attack waa made on the Con
gregational church aa a whole. Dr. Fris
sell said one-half of the Congregational
minister wer .without charge' a a. re
sult of th conduct of the church mem
bers. ' .''.'
- The church will at once arrange for a
meeting to consider tb resignation. Dr.
Frixxell haa been pastor of the church one
year and, eight months. He' cam here
from Eau Claire, Wis., where he waa pas
tor seven yeara. Previously he waa pea
tor at Darlington, Wis., five years. Dr.
Frlsxell succeeded Rev. Dr. F. Newhall
White of Chicago here. Rev. Dr. M. W.
DaaJIng of Oeneva, III., waa paator of the
church fourteen years.
PARIS CAFES DO NOT CLOSE
Employer , Postpone Execatlom of
Their Threat to Close a Pretest
Against Rest Law.
PARIS, Sept. 2. Contrary to the general
expectation that the threats of proprletpra
of hotels, cafes and places of amusement
to clone their doors would be carried Into
effect, Parla waa not transformed today
from Ita usual gay aspect because of the
application of the compulsory weeKTy rest
The hotel and restaurant keeper at the
laat moment decided that they would post
pone tor another week the carrying out of
the Alimentation syndicate's action In
faor of a complete closing on Sundays and
rejecting the proposal to give ' employes a
day oft in rotation. Thla adjustment of ac
tion was due to Minister of Commerce
Doumergue, consenting to receive thl week
a deputatnon which will request a modifica
tion of the law that will permit employes
of their establishments to work seven dsys
each week. If the employes are willing to
do ao. M. Doumergue, it la believed, la not
willing to give hla consent to auch a modi
fication. Many department stores already 1 have
made application for permission ' to b al
lowed to grant employes off daya In rota
tion in order that th store may remain
open dally. , Othera -of the places of busi.
ness, however, hava decided to close al
together Sundays. .
Government Inspectors have been ordered
to ahow tolerance at tha beginning In thetr
enforcement of th new law.
SHERIDAN A TOTAL L0S.S
Efforts to Pwll th Transport OaT
th Reck Hava Beea
HONOLULU. Sept. l.-Eftort to pull
the transport Sheridan oft the cock have
been abandoned, and It la now believed the
vessel will be a total loss. The persona
aboard the Sheridan spent the night In
darkness, the lighting machinery being
disabled. It la reported that there ia
now water in th vessel above fwa gra
room. The transport - appear to be
pierced amidships by the rock on which
It hangs, :
Inter-island steamer ar now removing
cargo front' the Sheridan's cold storage
and valuables. It Is planned to anchor
the Sheridan and cable for further assist
ance: . .
iloax Clty Troops at Fort Riley.
FORT RILEY. Kan.. Sept. I.-The Fifty,
sixth regiment of Iowa National Guard,
with headquarters at Sioux City, arrived
today under command of Lieutenant Col
onel Thomas F. Cooke. The regiment
cam here with fifty officers snd 670 men
to remain for a week'a Instruction. The
three regiments of Missouri Natlonsl Guard
left for home today.
Oasollwe Stave Fire. ,
The Ignition of the contents of a gasolins
stove cause a slight blase at the home of
Edward F. Rush. 14 South Sixteenth
street, at o'clock Buudsy evening. The
services of the firemen were not required
in extinguishing tit Or d th leaa Wed
Jamil t t '. ."TT ' - rhrJ-w
NOW AT FINAL REST
Edward Bosowttot Ooniicnod to Earth ia
PrwenM of lfany Thousands.
MASONS HAVE CHARGE OF SERVICES
CeromoiiiM in Bm Baildlnc Attract FoopU
from ill Orer th Stat
HIGH AND LOW PAY THEIR LAST TRIBUTE
Man and Womei of Ery Bution Kicl
Their Grief tBir.
SIMPLICITY KEYNOTE OF EXERCISES
Vast . Procession Follows . Fall e a
Leader tn Forest Lawa Cemetery,
Where Re Is Gtvea Rack
Edward Rosewater' mortal remains wer
followed to the grave yesterday by a long
cortege of sorrowing relatives and friends,
while many thousands of his fellow cltlsens
lined the streets along which the procession
moved, paying mutely their' last tribute to
the dead man, who I p generally mourned.
The public services at The Bee building
during the afternoon were attended by all
who possibly could be accommodated.
Among these were men In high official and
social position, kings and prince In the
world of commerce and politics, and the
humblest of his fellow cltlsens ware there,
too, with associates of hla lifetime's work;
men and women who loved him and hon
ored him and who testified by their pres.
enc to the affection In which they bore his
memory. At the grave the services wer
also attended by a large multitude.
The body was brought from the family
home on Douglas street to the rotunda of
The Bee building at exactly 12 o'clock, and
It lay until i o'clock, when the Services
were conducted At 1:35 o'clock the way to
Forest Lawn cemetery waa taken up, and
there, as the sun was sinking to rest, a
symbol of the dead man's life, the casket
was lowered to the grave.
Honored la Death.
Edward Rosewster asleep In death,' by
the spirit of that same force which drew
to him the decreptt old man In 'want, the
rich man in the fullness of his prosperity,
that made him the champldn of the people's
rights, drew also to hla bier thouaanda of
his fellow-cltlsens eager' to look for the
laat time upon hla face and, In their hearta
t lay the laurel wreath of their estimation
and love. In that long, solemn proceasion
that filed through the vast rotunda of Th
Bee building yesterday afternoon, and tha
other thousands unable to gain admleslon,
was a type of every life that goes to make
up the sum total of the human race. Th
rich and poor, th high and low. th old
and young-, men, women and children, allk
bowed their beada and paased Under th
rod In tributerto a atrong, true man who '
had spent hi life: for their ause. The
sad faces, the moistened eyea 'reflected th
universal, sorrow., - . ... wy - ,
-In a recent address, delivered, aoon after'
her went abroad largely for the purpose of
knowing What the peoplt of his beloved'
city and stste would do and aay of him.
"after I am gone."
Hla ttaery Answered.
Could be have opened tha eyea. which
the finger of death had closed, for Just one
moment yesterday, and beheld th anxious
thouaands gathered to do him honor he
could have known and felt to the full ex
tent the boundless lov and admiration
that will live long yeara after' him. With
hla. brother Masons leading In the final
rites, following were his associates In busi
ness, his friends of every . department of
life, the banker, the merchant, th trader,
the doctor, the lawyer, the artlat, th arti
san, th day laborer, black and white,
many so old they approached, his bier. with
unsteady tread and many' so young they
had to be lifted by mourning mothers to
gaxa into a face whoa pallor they could
not understand. ,
It waa auch an outpouring of fellow,
men that stood ready to give back th an
swer to those Inquiring Hps, .pow mut
lorever. ' .'
It waa th general expression that Mr.
Rosewater' countenance .looked natural..
Thla waa the aourc of much satisfaction.
The making of the death-maak Saturday
had marred the feat urea only alightly. The
death-mask. Incidentally, waa made by J. -Laurie
Wallace and present an excellent
Crowd Gathera Early.'
Long before the aervtcea began, even aa .
early as U o'clock in the forenoon. , peo
ple began to gather on Farnam street in
front of The Bee's home, where lay. the
founder of both tha paper, and the build
ing. And lines of people began filing Into
thd building as aoon aa tb doora were
opened at noon to view the body arid out
again upon the street. ' Gradually th
crowd swelled until It fairly covered Far
nam atreet on both aldea half way from
Seventeenth to Eighteenth and with
line extending back down Farnam to Six
teenth, thl being tb line that ws lead
ing Into th , rotunda Where th casket
rested. Th courthouse ground war lit.
rally covered with people. Just-as they
ar during th Ak-Sar-Ben parade.' and
thousand of these people were wholly
unsble to get Into Th Bee building t
view the body or witness th ceremonies.
' Inside th building was every person
who ceuld b accommodated. First, tha
members of the family had quietly been
aeated In the offices of th Updike Grain
company, along the eaat side, where they
eould ae and bear all. Th epactoui
court one, of th pride of Mr. Rose
water's life waa a eelemn chamber of
mourning, - and It waa somber with tha,
Imposing tokens of deaths Th floral
trlbutea were noble, mingling In thcli
fragrance the grief la the fv and th
hop In victory over death-.' Th court on
very floor waa filled. Statrwaya In front
and in th rear and offices on -tb side all
were thronged. Tha spsakers' stand was
In th rear of th rotunda and the words
of eloquent tribute could b heard dla
ttnetly aa they reverberated throughout
th large Interior.
Simplicity th Keynote.
- Simplicity, a chief element of the nan's
life, characterised all the proceedings,
though with such a vast assemblage thoy
could but b elaborate In volume; ul
they wer not in detail. 'Th on key net
of all th addresses betrayed tbe essen
tial feature of the occasion stricken
people com to pay revervnc te a man
they bad. through all th terbulenca and
din of earthly strife for long year, found
to ba a man, true-hearted aad devoted to
their cause and their Interests, though al
times criticised because misunderstood
yet a man of auch valor and aucb cour
age that h llvsd undaunted In duty and
died unsullied In character. At th bier
and at tb grav of such a man friend
- A m,tta'lju4 thai lulrl mil . ,,