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VOL. XXXVI-NO. 73.
OMAIIA, TUESDAY MORNING, "
EPTEMBEK 11, 1906-TEN TAGES.
SINGLE COPY THREE. CENTS.
CORN IS STILL RING
Bureau tf Statistics EporU Ga.ii of Over
Two Far Cant Dnrlnr lfoith.
) CRFaT -lUPRnVFMFNT IN NEBRASKA
Condition li 06, Asrsinst 87 Laat Taar tad
81 for Ten Year.
CONDITION FOR THE UNITED STATES
Gain of H-arly 1 ar Cent for Year and 8
Par Cant for,Tan-Ya Aversee,
OATS CROP SMALLER THAN LAST YEAR
Fssraros ihI Attrti for Ten
VMntitM r rp ia oar ovor
Seven 1'olntsVleld .of
' , Vtiiiilrr Grains. '
VA8HINOTON, Sept. M.-fhe crop re
porting board of the bureau ot statistics of
the Department of Agriculture finds, from
the reports of the; correspondents snd
aaents of the bureau, as .follows:
The condition of corn on Septemb .-J.
80.1, as compared with M.l last mo'
, on September 1, If. 84 at the corre.
tag data In 1904 and a ten year averaa rv
ai.e. ' .
The following table shows for each 6.
the stale having one million seres or up
ward In corn the condition on September 1,
' liOt, ami September 1, 1806, with tho ten
year September averages:'
Sept. 1, Sept. 1. Ten yr
.... W '
..... 87 .
..... 1W '
16 . 81
t ' n
9 . 70
Ohio .... i.
Bouth Carolina ........
The average condition of cprlng wheat
when harvested was 83.4. This Is the third
year that spring wheat has been separately
reported upon on September 1. Comparison
is therefore made with the condition one
month ago which, was 86.1. with that re
ported September 1, 130a, whloh was 87.1.
nd with that reported September 1, IBM,
which was S6.1
The ipondi tlon In the Ave states is re
ported .as follows: Minnesota, 7; North
Dakoti4B94i South DakoU, 8a; Iowa, as and
Conditio jot Oat Crop. , "
; The average condition, of the oat crop
' w hen.psrU -wsev ngainst. 82.8 -las
' month, M.I reported September 1, 16, 86,a
m . at the corresponding date in 1904 and a ten
Year average of 81J.
The following' table shows for each of
the slsven principal oat states the condi
tion when harvested, as reported on Sep
tmbr L, UjOb and September 1. 1805, with
the ttn year avers gee:
Sept. 1. Ten Tr.
New york ....
Tha ' average condition of barely when
harvested was 80.4 against 90.3 on August
i. 1808, 87.8 reported September 1. 1906, 87.4
at tha coresponding date in 1904 and a ten
year average of 83. 7.
The average condition of rye when har
vested was 90.5 against 90.8. reported Sep
tember 1. I; M.9 reported September 1,
1904 and a .ten year average of 86.5.
Tha average condition of buckwheat on
September 1, waa 91.1 against 3.l one month
ago, 918 on September 1. 1906, 81.1 at the
corresponding data in 1904 and a ten year
Average of 88.1 ,s
The average condition of tobacco on 8p
tsiubtir I, 1904. waa 98. i against 87.1 ons
month ago, 86.1 on September 1. 1906; 83.7
at the corresponding date In 1904 and a
five year . average of SI 8.
The average condition of potatoes on Sep
tember 1 waa 86.1 sgalnst 89.0 one month
ago, 80.9 on' September 1, 1906; 91. at the
corresponding data In 1904 and a ten year
average of 79.2.
Cotton Crop Conditions.
Tha crop reporting board of tbo Bureau
of Statistics of the Department of Agri
culture finds from the reports of tha cor
respondents and agent of the bureau that
the average condition of cotton on August
26 waa 7T.8 aa compared with 82.9 on July
. 1908, 71 1 on August 26. 1906; 84.1 on
I August 36, 1904. and a ten year average
Of TS.t '
The report- ia made In conformity with
tl.a act of congress requiring condition re
ports of the cotton crop toy this bureau to
' be Issued on tha same date as the flrot gln-
I tiers' reports by the bureau- or the census
tejfn months In which both classes of reports
A bulletin Issued today by the census
bureau places ths cotton ginned In the
United Btates up to September 1, 1908, at
4c,tv9 bales, counting round bales aa half
bales. Up to tha same tlma last year
478.666 bales hsd been ginned. , The report
shows that In all tha -states there were
8.401 glnnerlea In operation this year,
against M29 la 1906.
PAY DIRT. ON CANAL ZONE
Old Froaakt Machinery May Bo Worth
Million Dollara to Vnlted
WASHINGTON. Sept. 10-Th sals of
1.300 tons of cast Iron junk on th Isthmus
f Panama for 860. (XO recently has encour
aged tha canal commission to believe It has
a small fortune In worthless machinery
purchased from . tha French Canal com
pany. Th lot of scrap Iron waa assembled from
"o few acre of ground which Chief Engi
neer SUvena found K necessary to clear In
ardor to oonstruet new switching yards for
th Panama, railroad. On of th official
f th canal company aald there was thirty
anil ot ground atiawn with aliullar ma
chinery. H roughly calculated that when
this machinery ta gathered up It will be
wrU l,00O,oiM or mom.
CELRICHS DISINHERITS WIFE!
Millionaire Who Diva al Sen Leaves
All Property to Brother '
NEW TtmK. Sept. JO. Herman Oel-
rlch. who died at aea on September 1,
Wt the hulk of bin estat to his brother.
Charles Mny OeJrlch. and to his sister,
Mrs. t,ucy .Jay. Ills wife, from whom
he has been estranged for some time.
Is cut off from any bequest and the state
ment made that she "hao an ample for
tune of her own." To the eon. Herman
Oelrtch. Jr., .nothing la left but pieces
of jewelry, guns and some other personal
effects. Other relatives, his oecretary and
hla valet ar remembered In his will.
The will waa filed for probate today.
Mention Is made of the wife and son In
the opening parsgraphs as follows:
As my wife has an ample fortune of her
own. I make no beoueet or devise to her.
As my son. Herman Oelrk-he. Jr.. Is the
heir and next of kin of mv wife and will
doubtles be amply provided for by his
mother In her hut -will and testament or
by the law In the event of her Intestacy,
I make no bequest or devise to him other
than the specific Sequent contained in this
The specific beaueat to ths.son Is thus
T give and bona .th- all of my watehe,
scarf pins and Jewelry nt every sino wnav
soever, my furniture, guns and other per
sons I effects, absolutely ana torever,
my son, Hermss Oelrlchs, Jr.
ADAMS HEARING POSTPONED
vtrad Sheriff Wks Has Reoolsltlow
(or Boise Prisoner Palls to
' '"ho, Sept. 10.The preliminary
ea jt Steve Adams on the murder
chart rred by the Colorado authorl
tlee afv.' hls release on Saturday under a
writ of habeas corpus was postponed un
til Wednesday next. Neither Bherlff Suth
erland of Wallace, Idaho, nor the Colorado
sheriff who In, enroute to take Adams Into
his custody, arrived here today as expected.
The wife of Adams, who has been held in
the woman's ward at the .state peniten
tiary slnoe March, though no charge haa
been made against her, now threatens to
bring suit for damages. . She charges that
her mall has been opened by the warden
without warrant of law. - v
Detective McParland of Denver, who haa
taken a leading part in obtaining evidence
against the men charged with the murder
of Former Governor Frank Steunenberg,
arrived here today. He declined to dis
cuss the move to take Adams out of the
jurisdiction of the Idaho authorities and
would not state what effort would be mads
to hold Adams here as a witness against
Moyer, Haywood and Pettlbone.
GERMAN CATHOLICS MEET
National Society Holding; Session In
Illinois Thanks Presidents How
volt and Cleveland. . .
' Springfield! hi., sept. 10. Ths annual
convention of the German Catholic socie
ties of the United States convened today.
Nicholas Conner of Dubuque, la., chair
man of the executive committee of the
American Federation of Catholic societies.
offered a resolution which. was referred- to
the resolutions committee, denouncing tha
new naturalisation lawa of t tha United
States. .'... . .1
'A resolution waa adopted oommendlng
the atsnd taken by President ltoosevelt and
Former President Cleveland against wo
man's suffrage.) ...
Bishop Janssen of Belleville, III., read a
cablegram from Rome,- expressing thunks
for a cablegram sent the pop yesterday,
expressing the fealty of the society to his
hqliness. The cablegram rrom Itome au
thorised pronouncing the papal benedic
Letters of congratulations and regret
from Archbishop Glennon of St-Louis and
from a number of bishops in the United
States were read.
H00 HOOS DOWN TO BUSINESS
Toalaht Ono Hnndred Candidates Will
Be Initiated nt Oklahoma
City Meeting;. ;
OKLAHOMA CITT, Okl., Sept. 10.-A
business meeting of the national conven
tion of Hoo Hoo waa held here this morn
inr ftnnreme Snark R. D. Inman presiding.
Vl'lia report of the supreme scrlvenstor and
tha appointment of commltteea rotioweo:
In tha afternoon a reception to visiting
women waa held. In the evening 100 can
dldatea wlU be Initiated Into the secrets of
Judge Bin-well, having dissolved tha tem
porary injunction against the roping con
teat, except on Sunday, a contest will be
given this evening.
The Oalrlan ' clolater today elected tha
following high prlesta: Ptah, A. D. Mc
Leod. Cincinnati; Annubls, Jay Hamilton.
Portland, Ore.: Thoth. J. II. Balrd. Nashville;-Hathor.
J. Oxenford, Chicago; Oelrus.
William Stevenson, St. Paul: Ba, NeU
Darling. Oklahoma City, Isls. O. M. Dun
can, Houston. Texsa: Shu. J. B. Long.
Mexico City; Bed, O. H. Bectnua, Kansas
Pssrrsl of Ben, K. Klna.
WEST POINT. Neb.,.Sept. 10. (Special.)
The body of B. Kenelm King,' only son
and child of J. J. King, manager of the
Beatrice Creamery company, a former cit
izen of West Point, was brought to the
city on Friday and was Interred In the
family vault Saturday. The deceased waa a
young man of th greatest promise, only 2$
year of age and the only son of hi
parent. He waa born and brought up In
West Point, wher h graduated from th
local high achooUwlth great honor. "H
contracted typhoid fever In th aouth and
succumbed to th malady. H as a
grandson of th late Hon. Uriah Bruner, a
pioneer ettler of Cuming county, and a
nDhew of Hon, Lawrence Bruner, eniomoi
ogit at th Stat university. A large con
course of people attended ths funeral
Jtnti F. Losrhry.
GENEVA, Neb., Sept. lu (Special Tele.
gram.V-rJamea F. l.oghry, an old soldier.
who has lived near Geneva since 1870, died
today of lung trouble, at his horns In this
city. He was 80 years old and had been
ailing for a number of years.
Miss Rosa Porter. .
NEW HAVEN. Conn.. Sept. la-Miss
Rose Porter, widely known a an author,
did at hr horn her early today, aged
Sow Jersey Alleges Kraod.
TRENTON. N.. J . Sept. la Announce
ment was mad her today that Attorney
General Moody ha brought suit In the
federal court her to recover possession: of
lands in I'mh now held by the I'tah Fuel
company, alleging that representative of
the company Induced agent to apply to
fha government for grants, which on the
day after their receipt were turned ovor
ta th Utah' Fuel comnaay. Th attorney
general fl rg that this waa fraudulent
ana msi 1 uw nvura u u.a
SENATORS PLANNING WORK
BpeoiaJ CottmitUa to IiTestiarata the tira
Oirilind Tribaa of Indiana.
VALUATION OF COAL LANDS ONE PROBLEM
Prospective Chaoses la the Araay
Oeoaaloa of Mock Talk Oeaeral .
Bell Steps Aside (or Beadt
o( Hla PrSoad.
(From a Staff Correspondent.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10. (Special Tele
gram.) Senator Clarence D. Clark of Wyo
ming la In Washington to arrange for
plactnu hU daughter in school In this city
and Incidentally to tak p matter with
the Interior depart ment In relation to a
visit of a select committee of the senate
to the Indian Territory Tor Investigation of
tho five civilised tribe. This committee
consists of Senators Clark of Wyoming,
Teller, Brandogee, W. A. Clark Of Montana,
and Long. The committee met in Denver
in July and all agreed to meet In Kansas
City. November U, to put in the entire
time between that date and the convening
of congress In finding out what they can
relative to the five civilised tribes. One of
tha main propositions to be considered Is
aa to the disposal at cool land 8 in the Choc
taw and Chickasaw nation Which Senator
Teller estimates at t60.oaa.80 and which
Senator lAFolletto pntn at $460,000,000.' Sena
tor Clark of Montana, returns from Europe
in ten day and from that time on he wilt
give a", hi attention to the work of the
Bell Helps Ont Friend.
Army circles are torn up over Impending
changes, the decision of Brigadier General
J. Franklin Bell, chief-of-atarf of the army,
to atep aside In order that .the honor of
two stars may fall upon his friend. Briga
dier General Jesse M. Lee, having capped
the climax. No Incident in many days has
caused such comment aa waa heard in the
War department. -Bell and Lee have been
close friends. , Lee will be retired for age.
January 7. next; and aa no more vacanclea
In the list of major generala are apt to
occur before then he would have' to quit
the service as a brigadier general. The
step taken by General Bell 1 most unusual
but It will secure for Jesse Lee a major.
generalship, while In all probability General
Ben will be taken care of In a special bill
In which the names of two or three Other
officers will appear, whose distinguished
services entitle them to two atars,. but
who cannot possibly receive the merited
promotion before they will retire for age.
Perahlnar May Get Star.
Another persistent rumor that has been
heard In the past few days is that Cap
tain John J. Pershing, formerly stationed
at the University of Nebraska, son-in-law
of Senator Warren of Wyoming, and with
a splendid ' service record in China and
Philippines, Is to be made a brigadier gen
eral. It is universally admitted that Persh
log is entitled to. the star, but his pro
motion. If It Is made to a brigadier general
ship, will be over the head of quite GOO
officers and the professional soldier resents
this Jumping except for most distinguished
and unusual cause. ,,
Paymaster General Retires."
. Tomorrow at noon : Brigadier General
Francla 8. Dodge,' paymaster general of the
army will retire by operation of law and
It Is . expected that Colonel Culver C
Sniffen, assistant paymaster general, will
succeed him. While there has been no
intimation from Oyster Bay as to the sue
cessor to General Dodge, it is believed
President Roosevelt will appoint Colonel
Sniffen to the vacancy created by Dodge's
retirement because of the' Implied promise
made to Colonel Sniffen by the chief
executive when the succession to Major
General Bates was under consideration and
which waa won by General Dodge. If tho
president has made up his mind aa to
General Dodge'a successor it la not. known
in army circles here, but it is expected
that within twenty-four hours the name of
tha next paymaster general of the army
ill be known. General Horace Porter,
late our ambassador to France, and Colonel
Culver C. Sniffen ar tha only members ot
General Grant's household alive, and It
waa during the closing days of General
Grants term aa president that ha ap
pointed Colonel Sniffen to the pay corps of
tha army. The old regime Is fast dying
out, and the way things are now going
In the army it will be but a little while
when all staff positions wlU be filled by
officers from West Point.
Bnrke t rees Opening of Lands
Representative Burks of South Dakota
1 in Washington en route to New ' Tork
to meet his wife and daughter, who arrive
from Europe Wednesday. Congressman
Burk today had a conference with Com.
mlssloner Lsupp of the Indian bureau re
gardlng the opening to settlement of Tripp
county, South Dakota, This county 11
west of Gregory county, the main portions
of which were opened to wtrtta settlement
two years ago. There are soma very de
slrabte lands in Tripp county upon which
the white man has sot covetous eyes and
which th Indian are willing to part , with
for a reasonable consideration. Represen
tatlve Burke argues that he can supply
that "reasonable consideration If the de
partment can be Induced to reoommeod
ths negotiation ot a treaty for the land
In Tripp county.
The Interstate Commerce commission will
meet in Omaha September J9 and ID, Salt
Lak City September 34 and 96, and Denver
September 17 and 28, to hear case which
nmy cum before it growing cut of th
Tlllman-Glllespl resolution regarding th
ownership by common carriers, or rather
railroads, of coal producing lands. It is
alleged that many of the railroads own,
mine and sell their coal contrary to law
and It Is ths purpose of th commission to
ascertain to what extent this violation of
statute law Is true.
BENEFICIARIES ARE ANXIOUS
Probing of Defnnct Traat Company
Affairs Attracts Monk Atten.
tlon at Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA. Sept. 10Tb experts
who ar Investigating th affair of th
wracked Real Kntata Trust company are
examining aoourltlea tor trust funds In the
care of. tha Institution. Th trust aggre
gate mors than pt.OuO.OUO and there Is con
siderable anxity by beneflclartea of these
funds over their safety. Up to this time
there haa been only a haaly examination
of th securities and with th exception of
about Ka.000 they war found practically
Contrary to genaral relief, Frank" K.
Hlppis, tha sulolda president of th Trust
company, carried only a small amount of
11 f Inauranc. Thla boeant known thla
morning when counsel for th . Hlppl
family announced that tha pollcl for a
total of only 87.600- aa tha Ufa ol Hippie
have bn found.
judge lindseyJ governor
Orlfffaator mt Jitil Crt Mar Be
xosai.ated r Colorado
rrivr Pnln. Stent 10 The demo-I
cratlc slat, convention will meet In this
city tomorrow to nam a full state ticket
and two candidates for supreme Justices.
Former Governor Alva Adams haa been
endorsed by a number of exuinty conven
tions for another terra aa governor, and
the Psi arson wing of the local democracy
haa also named him as their choice.
County Judas Ben B.' Llndsey, who la
i known nationally aa the originator of the
Juvenile cofirt, recently issued a statement
announcing his candidacy tor the governor- I
ship, but before that time had been pro
claiming his choice of Alva Adnnis as the
man whom the democrats shotiu' select
to lead their ticket. Judge Llndsey hss a
strong following among the Independent
voters, and also Is well supported by a
certain element In the democratic party.
He haa been urged to permit his name to
go before the convention tomorrow, but
tnnlsrlit (he retmrt Is In circulation that lie I
will nnl m mnA thaflt Aitntns' nnmlntlntl I
will be unanimous. However. Judge Llnd
sey's friend Insist thnf he shall allow them
to nominate him and to this end .they are
advocating an endorsement of Adams for
the United States senst to succeed Senator
Patterson, whose tern expires In March,
1!07. The Llndsey followers believe that
aucn an endorsement would be more wel
come to the former 'governor than tho
nomination for governor, and that he would
retire frora the latter race, leaving a clear
field for Llndsey. ,
Locally there is a split In the party
Mayor Robert W. Speer leading one fac
tion and United State Senator Thomas M.
Patterson heading the other. . Each faction
has choaen a full delegation to the state
convention, and the contest for seats will
be fought bitterly. . Th Patterson people
charge that tho Speer -fart ion, which is the
regular organisation, haa lost caste by rea
son of alleged subserviency to the local
public utility corporations, but the Speer
people will stand on their claim of being
the regular organisation of the democracy
of tho city. . -
The . platform, It is predicted, will - deal
with the action of the supreme court In it
relation to the Adama-Peabody guberna
torial contest two years ago.
REPUBLICANS CARRY MAINE
W. T. Cobb Is Elected Governor on
Platform Demand Ins; Pro
hibition. . .
PORTLAND. Me.. Sept. 10. Governor
William T.' Cobb of Rfttkland. republican
standing on a platform ilevoted almost ex- I
clusively to a continuance of the prohib- I
Itory law of the state. Whs re-elected today I
hy a plurality of lew ihan 8.000. with but
few exceptions the smdlfrst margin of votes
ever given a republlcau governor of Maine.
Cyrua Davla of ' WiitSrvllle, the demo
cratic candidate for g,,nor, polled one of
tha largest votes In the, history of the party
In this state. His Issue in" the campaign
was the resubmission ofi the liquor ques-
tlpn, which waa Incorporated In th state
constitution four year ago. "'
Mara. lntelnr 'fromA-t!eTtaln otwnd-
point -Was -the re-electlOn tf Congressman
Charlea E. Littlefleld. republican. Of the
Second district, by a greatly reduced plu
rality. Congressman Llttleficld's candidacy
waa the subject of bitter Opposition on the
part of Bamuel Gompers. president of the
American Federation of Labor, who asked
for his defeat on tha grounds that ha had
voted against . certain labor measures
the hurt session of congress. - 4
Th Issue between Gompera and Little-
field waa taken up y tha republican con-
gresslonal committee and for three weeks
the district has been the scene of a hard
fight, where Secretary of War Taft. Sen-
ator Lodge and Senator Beverldg and sev-
eral congressmen were pitted against the
head of the Federation of Labor.
Mr. Llttleneld'a nluralltv w.. ..Hmtwi
tonight at about 1,000. Congressman Edwin
C. Burleigh in the Third .district and
Llewellyn Powers in the Fourth are re-
elected by 2.000 plurality. The re-election
of Congressman Ame L. Allen in the Fifth
district is claimed by the republican
The legislature will be republican by a
SENATOR DICK IS ON TRIAL
Ohio Rennbllean- Convention Will
Pass I'pon Hla Record Today
DAYTON, O., Sept. 10. Seldom have Ohio
republicans shown the Interest In an "off
year" convention that wan displayed here
todsay In anticipation of the convention
which assembles at 4' o'clock tomorrow
afternoon for the nomination of candidates
for secretary of state, state duiry and food
Commissioner, state school commissioner
and members of the board of public works.
However, little has been heard of the can
Aldatea for the various nominations. The
whole Interest centers on the United State
senator snd thetr endorsement and the
candidacy of Senator Pick for re-election
as chairman of the atate executive com
mittee. Senator Dick was early In the city
and Is (till confident of his endorsement
and ot his re-election, although Congress
man Burton of Cleveland, who has been
joined wlth.Hanny Dougherty In the lead
ershlp of the fight against Dick, declared
with great confidence that the chairman
would not be re-elected.
After the contest for the chairmanship
Interest is greatest in the question as to
whether the convention will give equal en.
dorsement to President Roosevelt and the
two senators In view of the differences of
opinion between them on some matter of
legislation at Washington last year.
-me condition tnrougnout is most re
markable, even for Ohio, where unusual
political complications and combinations
have become well known.
RED CROSS MAKES
Money Heeded to Corn . (or Poor
Children SoCerlns; from tho
NEW YORK, Sept. W.-The National
Red Cross society today made public a tele
gram received from the national secretary
or tne interior at Washington, which was
American minister, Santiago, Chile, cables
tale department suffering a result of
earthquake,' very great. Action American
nea 1 ross should be prompt.
The Red Cross today renewed Its appeala I
for help for the Chilean sufferers.
Wmk In Montana,
HAVRE. Mont.. Sept. 10 Th Orient!
limited, eastbound on the Great Northern
road, went Into the ditch near Dodaon last
nignt. imi one is reportoa Killed, but sev
ers. 1 passengers wer severely bruised and
cut. JCxpreas Messenger McConnall of
Wbltertsh. Mont., was badly hurt and Clerk
Asa S. Roberts oX AU&ot. N. D waa a-
GRAND JURY FORTWOTRUSTS
Panal. Drawn at 81abanch'i Eeqnaat to
ConTeaa Tint of Ootober.
WILL LOOK INTO IC AND COAL'COMBINE
t'oaaty Attorney Kx presses Determi
nation ot Getting nt Facta and
Panlshlng Violators of
John J. Toms, huildlns contractor. 2116
M. w. Mcvey, city plumbing Inspector,
2J Seward street
J. N. Beach, clerk Union Pacific.
Dennis Huridv niilnnn keener. 414 North
Twfnly-cond street. South Omaha.
F. c. Hcst, real estate, Thirty-third and
California streets, .
W. B. Fuller, ttu North Nineteenth street.
John Nordln. camenier. 1411' Bouth (six
J. G. Willis, real estate. C6 North Twen-
J. Rothschild, saloon keeper, Z717 Q street,
fifth and P streets. South Omaha.
f. u. Hoisen. sot Bancroft street.
Perrv O. Harrier. Vallev. R. F.. D.
G. W. Steiger, .clerk riayward Bros., Ben
Clarence W. Chad wick. Christian Bctence
healer, 2824 Capitol avenue.
khitiuci Kata, wholesale grocer, v jonci
D. V. Yates. K12 North Eighteenth street.
J. W. Lewis, scaler, 1919 Chicago street.
J. C. Koester. hotwman. Psxton tjal-
lagher, 193 Bouth Eleventh street.
William M. Vaughn, car operator, irei
Railway company, 415 North Thirtieth
R. H. Landeryou, real estate. zz Locuai
.1 Vt ' Urcflnwelt ramMllnr. ft?4 North
J. B. Y arrott, real . estate, wis norm
r . A. Haselbaker, 80S Bourn iwenuciu
This grand Jury to investigate the alleged
Ice and Coal trusts was drawn Monday
afternoon by Judge Sutton, District Clerk
Broadwell and County Clerk Haverly. The
order of the district Judges calling the Jury
does not limit It to an Investigation of
Illegal combinations, but allows It full
scope to look Into all kinds of law viola
tions. It will convene October 1.
Twenty-three name were drawn. Of
these only sixteen will serve on the Jury.
If more than alxteen. are eligible enough
names to - reduce the number to sixteen
will be drawn. If fewer than the required
number are qualified .the deficiency will
be made up by citizen called by the
sheriff. The names of 140 to serv on the
first two panel . of th petit jury were
also drawn. Among them was M. F. Funk-
houser, a member of tha city council. Tho
grand Jury list contains the names of sev
eral more or less prominent people. Among
them la F. C. Best, a candidate for the
lower house of the legislature on the re-
publican primary ticket. Another is Clar-
ence W. Chad wick, a Christian Scientist
healer. City Plumbing Inspector McVey
Bin baagh Called for Grand, Jory.
County Attorney Slabaugh declares ha
ha no power to compel th attendance pt
I witnesses as ths grand Jury baa and while
he has failed to get any evldenoa of a
j violation of the law ha believe with tho
I compulsory process In th hand of the
errand Jury,, soma a vldonce .bearing on .tho
matter, may beJound, . He11feelswha jhas
been subjected to considerable criticism fpr
his failure to establish the existence of a
trust and now propose to lay the whole
thing open to public gaze. If a trust la
"nd he promise to prosecute the, guilty
Parties to the fuU extent of the law. If
no- evidence of a trust exists he believes
al-ltne Public Is entitled to know it.
"They will find they have got hold of th
I ng reltow, aald County Attorney
oiabaugn Monday morning. "I am going
I to flnd out tn truth n1 I wiu prosecute
I to th f u" '"tent of the law. I am Inde
I Pendent and the fact thsre Is going to be
I an election soon won't have any Influence
I on me- 1 n t have to hold office, but I
I am e"oln to do my duty and I am going
Prosecute anybody and everybody found
to be In an Illegal combination." '
Determined to Find Out.
County Attorney Slabaugh Issued tha fol-
lowing written statement Monday:
I "It ' 1 Insisted by some person and
I newspapers that there Is an Ice trust in
1 this city and that I have not done my
duty In not finding it and punishing the
wrong doer. I have asked the district
Judge thl morning to convene a special
grand Jury to investigate th Ice trust
snd also the coal trust and I ahall see
that every peraon who knowa any facta
or who clalma to know any facta ahall
appear and answer or I ahall know the
reason why he does not.
We have had trusts and talked of
trusts In Omaha n the past, but until
this year nothing has been done toward
ascertaining the tacts and toward pun
ishing the guilty parties. I bellev such
Investigation by the grand Jury Is proper
under the present conditions, regardless
of the costs to the tax payer.. If a law
1 enacted next year, giving the county
attorney authority .to (ore the attendance
and compel answer, ol witnesses, much
expense In the way of investigation can
hereafter be avoided. It ia suggested by
aome that the alow and tedloua process of
bringing suit to ascertain if there Is a
trust, ba taken. In Kansas CityJ where
that method haa been adopted, tha
referee'a report haa just been turned over
to the district judg for him to consider,
What Books Will Show. '
"It Is said that the books of tha com
pany can thua ba procured, w no tor . a
moment think that the booka of th ice
company thl year, or any other year,
would show' any agreement or combina
tion? Tha only way to do la to compel
tha' wlthessek to' attend grid compel them
to answer and give the facts and to havs
ths coifrt appoint a reporter as an as
sistant officer, that every word of evl
dence may be taken down.' Of 'course.
there Is a difference between there being
a trust and being able to prov it. in
New York, Jerome ha long alnc ceased
hi Investigation because of hla inability
to prove, a trust, . In Chicago, ' wher loa
hai hen & cent Der 100 all lummnr In
my personal knowledge they failed to And
a trust. I know of but one city among
Our larger onea where convictions hav
been , bad and that la In Toledo, wher
they cam up and pleaded guilty. But, I
bellev w. hav a right In Omaha to know
tha (acta and If any person I guilty of
such combination . he ahould bo punlshod
to th full extent . of th law, and If i
is not guilty the people should know th
(acts. I ahall alio Investigate and deter
I (. whether or not trusts or rnmhlm.
I tions hav existed In past years. Ths
criminal law Is to punish, not alon to
compel. I have soma evidence of trusts
In tha past year and If th statute of
limitation haa not run out, I shall prose
cuts tha proper parties. If guilty. I shall
see that every person Is subpoenaed as a
witness who knows any facts, claims to
I know any fact about tha trusts or that
I believe can give evidence that will aid
ma In finding out the facta. If the grand
jury ia not called I shall continue my in
vestigation of th lc trust and ahail In
vaatigata tha coal trust."
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HEARST'S FRIENDS ASSEMBLE
First State Convention of Independ
ence Usii Will Be Held
In Slew York.'
NEW YORK. Sept. 10. Delegate to the
first state convention of the Independent
league, of which W. R. Hearst is president.
are arriving today In large numbers. Six
teen hundred delegates hsve, been named
to attend and It Is said every county In
the state will be represented
The first session will be heM st noon to
morrow. After organisation, adjournment
will be taken until 8 o'clock Tuesday even
ing. The same plan that guldea the or
ganisation of the state conventions ot the
other political parties will be followed.
On the subject of nominations, which ar
expected to b mad Wednesday evening,
there was much discussion among th dele
gates st the headquarters of tho Gllsey
house today. Some of these favored only
the nominations of the head of the ticket.
Mr. Hearst's name being the only on
heard In this connection, leaving the re
mainder of the ticket to be named by the
exfcutfve committee. These delegates were
those who believed that auch of ths regular
democrats which wish to Join In th In
dependent move should be welcomed and
given representation on the ticket. There
was other delegates who voiced the senti
ment that the Independent league should
name a straight Independent ticket from
first to last.
Mr. Hearst will meet the delegates in
formally this afternoon and will confer with
several of the atate leaders.
The state committee will meet tonight
and may agree upon a course to recommend
to the delegatea aa to' nominations.
WRECK NEAR SANTA BARBARA
Sonthern Pnelfle Train Rolls Down
' Embankment nad Injares Twen- .
SANTA BARBARA, Cal.. Sept. 10. Tha
second section of train No. 10, southbound,
on the Southern Pacific coast line from Ban
Francisco, waa wrecked at Seacllffe, a aide
track twenty miles south of Santa Barbara,
at 10 o'clock this morning. Twenty-seven
persons were injured, two of whom may
die. Following la a list of the Injured:
W. Gormen, Ban Francisco; right leg
broken in two place.
Mrs. Mary F. Petram, Spokane. Wash.;
back hurt, lungs Injured, right leg broken,
imernauy iniurea; serious.
Gertrude Petram. Rnnkane: head en
osck ana snoumnr sprained.
Airs, rueine m. iuis. nan rranp.isnn
back and side hurt; . probably internally
H. A. Miller, Nawton, la, ; broken wrist
ana niR isruisea. t -Clara
Lawler, Loa Ana-elea: rls-ht shouN
aer oroxen. . , .
M. A. Gasklll. San Francisco: collar hone
H. L. . Monto-omerv. Coffewllle. Kan
head cut. ....
Julia Martin. Arkansas: back and Internal
W. W . Hoffman. Lorame. O. : head cut
and injury to right hand and arm.
uenrge Wilson, express messenger;, leg
Fifteen others were slightly injured.
Th wreck occurred at a point where tha
road bed runs very near the aea on a alight
embankment. Some part ot ths engine
broke and dropped on the ties, causing the
engine to leave the rails, the baggage car
and four coaches following, and all toppled
over and slid down the embankment. There
were no sleeping cars on the train, those
Injured being occupants of the day eoachea.
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Rnral Mall Roate Established and
Cnrrlers nnd Postmasters
' (From a Staff correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) South Dakota rural routes ordered
established November 18: Dolph, Hamlin
county, route 1, population 666, houses 110;
Estllene, Hamlin county, route I, popula
tion 400, houses 80; Vienna, Clark county,
route J, population 460, houses 90.
' Rural terriers appointed: Nebraska,
Litchfield, route t, Fred W. Beta, carrier;
George A. Beta, substitute. Iowa, Bell
vue, route I, Nick Rolling, carrier; John T.
Rolling, substitute; Charter Oak, route t,
Adam Halsteln, carrier; Henry A Hage
mann, substitute; Katona, route 6, Lewis
B. Wills, carrier; Benton Klrkpatrick. sub
stitute; Neola, route 1, John M. Gunnell,
carrier; Thomas W. Phillips, substitute;
Oxford, route 4, Fletcher R." Harper, car
rier; Robert B. - Ivea. substitute; Tiffin,
route 1. Otto W. Wood,' carrier; Lloyd V.
Wood, substitute. South Dakota, Pier
pont, route 1, John Hanson, carrier; Al
bert Hanson, substitute.
Postmasters appointed: . Nebraska, Lo
re t to, Boone county, Edward J. Mulle.'vlc
Judson A. Pierce, resigned. Iowa, Jami
son, Clark county, Uriah 8.' Williams, vie
Theodore Barnard, resigned. South XX,
kota, Eden, Marshall county, John Kotch
var, vice Veronica Deutch, resigned.
TROOP TRAINIS ATTACKED
Rebel Who Attack Coban Soldiers
from Havana Flee Befor
1 HAVANA, Sept 10. -A troop train from
Havana waa attacked early thla morning
at Artemlsa. Tha rebela were driven off
With machine guna.
TAMPA. Fla., Sept. 10. A Cuban gen
eral, traveling incognito, arrived today on
hla way to Washington on a government
mission. Three hundred passengers also
csme on the same steamer, fleeing from
the troubles on the Island. They report
that th rebel army haa now mora than
1.000 men armed and equipped. The situa
tlon, they report, la more gloomy than
sver before, and the Cuban, government.
they assert. Is powerless to help Itself.
FATAL WRECK IN ' KANSAS
Flyer la Derailed
si City Man' la
Killed. . '
TOPEKA. Kan., Sept. 10.-Th Colorado
fiyer'on tha Atchison, Topeka A Santa F.
westbound, was derailed nine mil east of
Kinsley, Kan., esrly today. Ira H. Wood
of Kansas City waa killed.
Mrs. A 11c Smith of Mexico, Ed Porter
of Toledo, O., back aprained; J. H. Bur
row of Houston, Tex., arm and leg bruised,
and W. F. Ellis, mall clerk, waa mora or
lesa sarioualr hurt.
BRYAN TO WORKERS
Pemoorstio Leader Pleads for Dignity of
Labor st Erne Park.
EIGHT-HOUR DAY AND ARBITRATION
Wants Toiler to Hare Time for His Hems
SAYS IT WILL RAISE STANDARD OF CITIZEN
Oppoeed to 8trikes, Believing. Ill Disputes
Can So Amicably Settled.
UNION LABOR GIVES HIM GREAT OVATION
Festival la Konnolltleal nnd Din.
tlagalaaed Xebraakan la ' Re
ceived by Representative
William Jennlnga Bryan made j speech
that wss most cordially received by his
union labor friends and their friends at '
Krug park yesterday afternoon at the
opening of the week's festival which Cen
tral Labor union Is directing In the lntert.it
of th new Labor temple which it proposes
to erect. but the audience would have
been larger had those in charge of the
meeting taken occasion to provide seate
for their guests. Some 800 or 800 people
mansged to hear Mr. Bryan and a laraa
proportion of these carried their own aeata
big park benches a long distance befor
the orator arrived. The speakers' stand
waa improvised a considerable way fiom
th regular ampltheater and no provision
whatever had been made for seats. '
Mr. Bryan reached th park at 4:96 and
Immediately took a seat on the platform,
accompanied by John E. Reagan, L. J.
Plattl. Louis V. Ouye. A. H. Hansen and
Ed Howell. Mayor Dahlman waa unable
to be present and Mr. Bryan waa Intro
duced by Bd Howell, who presented him -aa
"the next president of tha United
Statea." Neither Mr. Bryan nor hla non
partisan audience , appeared to enjoy tha
oversight that tha gathering waa purely
n on political.
Mr. - Bryan looked hla old-time hearty
elf and was received with genuine en
thusiasm.. His speech, extemporaneous,
waa given tha utmost attention. . In part
"Very glad to see you; very glad circum
stances were such that I could atop off a
little while and speak to you. It is pleas
ant to have bright prospects held out be
fore one, and I appreciate Mr. Howell's
words in Introducing me, but being an
nounced as one who la destined to hold
high office does not agitata my breast aa
It one did. A man may have so much
grief that new grief doesn't movehlm; h
may have so much Joy that now Joy doesn't
mova him, but I have been hailed so many
times aa tha next president that I am not
excited. I have come to believe that a
prophet, to be a auccesa, must have been
anointed, and I doubt whether Mr. Howell
la anointed. i v. . . .-.? , '
"Aa I looked at- Mr. Hitchoork and .Mr. '
Kennedy a moment ' agoone was a con ,
sreasman and the other is a eongressmsn '
and saw them burdened with car, snd
contrasted them with my light-hearted
aelf, I'm glad I'm not myself In a cam
paign at present, aa thoy ar.' I don't need
to be. I hav a title that will atlck to me.
I am an ex-congressman. 'When a man
gets Into that class ha will get no lower. '
ervant of tho People. '
"Speaking of campaigns, I regard k man
who holds office as merely a representative
of the people. A few years ago I made a-
apeech In an Iowa town Ha whloh I aald
the president waa a hired man. and that's
all. A New Tork naner attacked m
fiercely, and aald I waa dragging the high ,
position down to the level of the hired
man. For ten yeara I have thought It over
and I am not ready to take it back. ,Tho
people hav a right to think for themselves. .
and to elect men not .to think for them, but
to act. '
"There ar two achoola of politics. Ths
first one believes in having tha peopl
eelect the men -to think for them and then
go to sleep. My friends, Jefferson said that
despotism rested in confidence. Good gov
ernment Ilea in Jealousy, not confidence.
In my travels around the world I hav
Been natlona of men who do not think
for themselves, and they ar Invariably
robbed, but I found that Juat In propor
tion aa tne people thought for themselves
and mad their Ideas known, they got
"I am not here to make a political soeech.
but to make a non-partisan talk on govern
ment. I have been greeted flret aa a clttsen
and then a a democrat so many time
Inc my arrival In thla country that eotne-
time I have forgotten myself and spoken
aa a democrat .when I Vhould have been
merely a clttsen, but .today I know I am
merely a cltisen.
Dignity ot Labor.
"I want to talk about the dlsnltr of
labor. It la a difficult problem, not only in
mis country, but all over the world, to
teach people to respect labor. In tha
orient thsre are two classes, thousand of
mllea apart in sympathy. Ther Is the ruL .
Ing class, the hereditary aristocracy, and
there la tha laboring class, end the gulf be
tween them I almost Impassable. I hav
been rejoicing sine my return to think
mat l 11 v m a country wher th chasm
may be bridged.
"Tot oven In thl country ws 'nerd to
teach the dignity of labor. There are peo
ple whoae chief claim In society I. that
they are at least four. generation away
from . ancestor who hand war aollt
with toil. I'm proud of th tact .that my
father worked and earned money to edu
cate himself. He worked en a farm, went
lo college and worked' there, and after h
graduated, taught school for a time. When
I went to college I envied th boy who,
worked their way through, and wor.AiJ
If I ever would be able to accomplish, as
much In th world aa ther. Instead of de
splsing them, I envied, them and respected
tbem and wanted to make them my frleud.
"I look back with a great deal of prld
to t fact that I did soma work myseir.
I have don all kind of farm work. Ia a
recent presidential campaign a man In
Illinois said he gave m mf atari. Tea. t
worked for him for 60 centa a day. I waa
a boy then, only big enough to hold sacks
for grain wher th men threshed, but that
!! I took horn Saturday night looktd
bigger to me than any dollar I hav tn
alnc. And I distinctly recall th fact that
that mn 1st me rut wood at noon whll 1
rested. When a law student I wanted to
relieve th .family, purss, and I'm not
ashamed that I made 83 a week hy dusting,
the office' every night and scrubbing t ie
floor on Saturday night. Friends, It la a
good thing to becom acquainted with !
bor. Sine then I hav been an employer
to soma extent, and I still hold tha sam
opinion regarding tha laboring man that t
"I have been accused ot arrlnj CI44S
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