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VOL. XXXVI-NO. 77.
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PANIC AT UXVE1LING
Carmoilei at VoKinley afonument at
Colnmbu, 0., Interrupted by Omih.
CROWD WISHES TO SEE MPS. LONGWORTH
Rush Toward Stend Becomes o Great That
Hany Women Faint.
PEOPLE SOON WORKED INTO FRENZY !
Appeals from President's laughter and
Qorernor Harris UnaTailinc.
SPEECHES ARE POSTPONED UNTIL EVENING
Addrooaeo hy Jadge Day, Senator
Daniel, Ueneral Joaepk McKay aad
General Brawa, Cemmaader-la-ChJof
of Graad Amur.
COLUMBUS, O.. Sept. I4.-Wltb a panic
threatening tn a crowd estimated at 50.000,
urging about tha stand erected In the
capltol grounds, frantic to secure a gilmpso
of Mra. Nicholas Longworth, the presi
dent' daughter, tha exercises arranged for
the dedication of the McKInley monument
were suddenly terminated this afternoon
after the stattie of tha martyred president
bad been hurriedly tonvelled. by Mrs. Long
worth. Tha prompt action of the committee on
arrangements was regarded ns most for
tunate, for the crowd was beyond control
nnd the shrieks of women and children who
wore oaught In the crush was rapidly
working tha crowd Into a frensy. Many
women fainted and were carried out of the
fcrowd by the police. Two were so badly
hurt that they had to be removed In an
ambulance. Both will recover.
Throughout the exciting scenes Mrs.
longworth remained cool and self-possessed,
hut afterward she said:
"It was tha worst crush I ever witnessed.
I have seen nothing like It In my trip
around the world."
Crow' Itormi Storehouse.
Mr. and Mrs. Longworth had an exciting
experience In escaping from the crowd at
the capltol. From the speaker's stand they
went, through a window overlooking the
platform Into the governor's office, hut they
were scarcely Inside when the people began
to surge through the doors. Then they at
tempted to reach an automobile which was
waiting for them, on the street, but once
y outside they were caught In a surging
crowd. Finding no Immediate avenue of
escape they fought their way out of the
capltol grounds and across Broad street
into the Outlook building. There they re
mained until a carriage was secured and
he police cleared a way to It and they
were anven to notei tiinmin. uaicr imj
took a train for Cincinnati .
Tha committee on arrangemente had ex
pected an enormous crowd on account of
the presence of Mra. Longworth, but In
view of -the solemnity and dignity of the
occasion they believed the crowd would
easily be kept In restraint. Under ordinary
circumstance -. tha police - arrangements
would have been adequate, but the officers
found quickly they were powerless to cope
, with the crowd, V ,v
Tier of seata had been constructed acrosa
' the entire west front of the capltol with the
Speakers' stand In the center.- Four thou-
sand tickets were Issued for these seats tn
invitea guests, ana an .were occupied,
The McKInley monument stands at the
west entrance to the grounds facing the
street and the crowd was packed Into this
space between the speakers' stand and the
monument. The exercises were set ror s:so
and began promptly.
' Women Began ta Speak.
It wis when the band wa playing the
overture that the danger of a panic be
came apparent. Suddenly women In the
crowd next to the speakers' stand began to
scream for help. Then several women
fainted and were carried up to the stand.
The Rev. Dr. Washington Gladden roee to
deliver the Invocation, but he spoke only a
few sentences when the roar of voices
forced him to stop. Governor Harris then
attempted to quiet the crowd.
"Keep back," he shouted; "you are crush
ing these people In front to death.
The governor's voice could not be heard
twenty feet away, however, on account of
the din. The commotion then became so
alarming that those on the stand asked
Mra. Longworth to oome forward In the
hope that a glimpse of her might satisfy
the crowd. She came to the front of the niada by tne Unltej states. He accom
stand and it was seen at once that some- pameo hl, remarks with several compll
tUIng must be done and It waa decided . mentary references to President Roosevelt
to unveil the statue at onoe. Mrs. Long- , jjr. Franola commented on the good .quail-
worth then pulled the ribbon attached to
wires which drew the flags covering the
tatue aside. A man hoisted on another
man's shoulder grasped the ribbons and
tne wire and they were quickly torn Into
f ragman ts by relic seekers. The crush waa
topped for a few moments, but It was
soon renewed and Mra Longworth again
came to the front of the platform and
bowed to the throng. Ia the meantime,
however, the committee on arrangement
had decided to defer the addreasea until
evening at the Memorial hall and a soon
as Mra.' Longworth retired the announce
ment waa made. The people struggling for
their lives In the orowd around the stand
cheered, but a storm of hisses came from
people on the outside of the crowd, who
did not understand the situation.
Eaorrlse la tk Evening;. .
l n program m omi?i wmrn nia oeen
arranged for the unveiling of the menu-
. i n 1 1 . www . hwi tmi Mm. m-
right. The Immense hall waa filled with
people. Governor Harris presided. The
speaker were William R, Day, associate
Justice of the supreme court of the United
State; John W. Daniel. United States
senator froru Virginia; General Joseph Mo
Kay. of Brooklyn, M. T.. national- comman
der of tha Union Veteran1 legion, and
Oenoral R. B. Brown, eonusander-tn-ohief
of the Grand Army of the Republic ,
Mrs. McKInley, widow of the late pre!
.dent, was unable to attend the dedication
exercises, but she waa represented by her
niece, Mrs. Ida MoKlnley-Day.
Addra by Judsja Bay.
Judge Day spoke of WUflam McKInley
aa a type of the boat peeslMIKi f Ameri
ca! life, of hi exalted oharaater and f
his servlo ta the country
an aloauaut addreas aa fallow:
In tha fullness ef life, with f mae.90 of
f;uod will ana kindness yet frail) oil his
ttieattrg the (vopia, waa dnilgiitad te
testify that af action and appraciuiioa
whtca wu hie nilii reward for faithful
and uuratniltmr sarvioe. he waa teilwd te
earth fae na acker eRaaa than tna4. In
hi petaoit, ka represented the haad erf the
nation and etoed for U bar ay, rfVlaJ4d by
law &sj nt fee that uceriaLtd ltoeuse
which knuws rt rapeot fur Che law of
(o4 or Ba.
Be gentle, kind and true had keen this
(If that uot eren bis flayer coitld stillie at
hlu. WIUQ M grnnauaaa, what nilrhty
I t'i W-fc' Daeta ail an aua) tannc
( la tuaii, a a U keso, stands uavallad.
dCaaUlnu: eooad Vagn
HUNGARIANS ARE CLANNISH
travelling- of Washing-ton Moaiaiit
Will Be Purely national At
fair at Budapest.
BUDAPEST. Ppt. 14. -Consul b
Chntor declares that th advices
by htm' from the State depaC 'ff
Washington concerning the unvr ,
Washington status here 8. ; n
merely instruct him not to attend - .'ere
mory officially and make no rtvrenca
whatever to Charles 8. Ftancli, the Amer
ican ambassador to Austria-Hunaary. Mr.
Chester therefore will be present at tha un
veil inc In tha capacity of an American clti
It la apparent that the Hungarian gov
ernment regard! the unveiling of this
tatue as a aort of family festivity, uniting
the Hungarians In the United States with
the motherland. Tho occasion Is bring
made aa purely Hungarian as possible,
liven tha members of tha Joint Austro
Hungarlan government have not been In
vited to attend.
In a published Interview today axplaln
Ing the attitude In relation to the Wash
ington statue unveiling. Consul General
Chester suggests that possibly the govern
ment disapproved of the Inscription on tha
"In Memory of George Washington.
American Magyardom, 1906." And adds:
"I am representing In Buda Pest American
Magyardom, but only repreeentatlng na
tive or naturalised Americans. The erec
tion of the monument being a private af
fair, the presence of an offloial American
representative Is unnecessary. The Ameri
can government does not mean by this
order to . offend the Hungarian govern
ment." It la seml-offtclally pointed out that the
Hungarian government la not represented
officially And that Francis Kossuth. Hun
garian minister of commerce, only attends
aa a party leader. This Is advanced aa
the reason why Ambassador Francis was
STUDENTS TO OPEN. SCHOOLS
Rusalaa Inlrersltle ' Will Re Oper
ated If Paplla Have Their
8t PETERSBURG. Sept. 14. -At a great
"skhodah" or meeting, held today and at
tended by thousands of students, It was
resolved to open the universities and begin
actual academic work, thus putting v an
end to the paralysis In the educational sys
tem of Russia, which has endured for two
The resolution which was adopted by 1.241
votes against 8"3, Is as follows:
In view of the fact that an attitude of
passive protest is Incompatible with a high
position In revolutionary activity, nni the
great role that the universities hitherto
have played In the combat for liberty, the
students of 8t. Petersburg find It necessary
to mobilise the youth of the land in the
capital and other urban centers, and there-
fore decide that the universities shall Ve
A small party of lest fanatloal students
who wish to complete their education, re
sisted a propossl to hold In tbe universities
meetings of the' proletariat, which would
cause the government to re-close the
schools. They succeeded In compelling a
modification of a second resolution, whit h
(a amended reads; -,''-.
The Jknowent is - hot -ripe. Jcrr political
meetlrfgi. The' student . are exhorted to
resume their studies, but We reserve the
right, id fare or another upheaval of the
masses, to hold general meetings- to unify
the students and the proletariat In a de
i termined atruggle against the autocracy.
! The great assembly hall of tbe St. Peters-
i ourg university was pacKea oy siuaents.
Several hundred girl students, who are
far more radical that their Vnale' associates,
( were present. The students took every
, favorable opportunity to burst forth in
revolutionary songs and the climax of the
meeting Tame when the name of the girl
who assassinated General Mln waa men
tioned. ' Every student arose and debates
were suspended Wie the assembly chanted
a revolutionary AM-ge.
FRANCIS VISITS COPENHAGEN
! Prealdeat of World' Fair Board Call
oa the King- of Den
mark. COPENHAGEN', Kept. 14. David R.
Francis and L. D. Duller, who went abroad
to bestow on various monarchs of Europe
the gold medal and the diploma of the St.
Louis exposition, were received tn audience
by King Frederick this morning. The king
heartily thanked Mr. Francis and Mr.
Doaler for the medal and the dtuloma and
preMed hl. admiration of the progress
j ties of the Danes in America and asked
nis majesty to send over all n oould spare.
The king replied that he waa glad tbe
Danes were honoring their motherland by
making good citizens In America, but b
hoped the emigration would not Increase,
as Denmark receded to retain It own sol
diers. King mredertok expressed a deair
that Mr. Francis and Mr. Doaler prolong
their stay her and dine with him at the
palace, but the American had to decline,
aa they were compelled to leave this after
noon for Brussels.
Thorn a J. O'Brien, the American min
ister, lntreduoed Mr. Francis and Mr.
Dosier to the king.
NEW RUSSIAN MILITARY RULE
to Bo More Severely
M. PETERSBURG. Sept. 14. To Russky
Invalid haa published a law Inoreaslng the
penalty for refusal lot perform military
service to atx year at hard labor and
the loaa of civil right. ,
VILNA, Sept. 14. An attempt of the rural
polio to arrest seven peasant of Lukenitea
for organising dlaordei caused a collision
recalling tbe killing f eight persons and
wounding of sixty by soldiers.
, ODESSA, Sept. 14. In consequence of
arejrchletlo threata te destroy all ofliolal
buildings her with bombs, tbe military
guard today were doubled. The authori
ties are showing vlgilanoe in baffling the
attempt of the "black hundred" to stir
up attauk on Jews. Political aireata
average lit a day.
MOSCOW, Sept. 14. Vladmlr Masury,
th leader of the Moscow section ef the
"flying group," who yesterday was lound
guilty of armed resistance to officers, waa
tstktr Paar Balgarla.
PARIS. Sept, 11 Jn a formal net to
France and other power Turkey draw
attenttea to too warlike preparation wtalnh
are going on In Bulgaria. It point out
taat suddenly and wliaout reason Bulgaria
baa called, tke reserves to the eolar and
that rifl dk-fll t being conducted with aa
Uvlty In the ana fort. Tnl fosenal no
tfftoaMon roam fne pvvto la aagavaed as
TOnjES HIT NEBRASKA
A, Lnriaton and Kelson Visited hy
vf' the Twiiter.
OUR KILLED AND TWO FATALLY INJURED
I.laktntna; Strikee Tbreshlng Macklne
Sear Rtelaaaer and Tbre Men
Wbo Took Refngo Under ,,
It Are Killed.
TECUMSEH. Neb., Sept. ll.-Speclal Tele
gram.) Aa tne result of an electrical and
windstorm, which was very violent In sec
tions of Johnson county this afternoon,
four persons are dead and one man and
eight children Injured, barns and out
buildings, trees and tolepr&ph and tele
phone poles were uprooted, etc.
At the farm of Henry Walters, Jr., Ave
miles southwest of Elk Creek, a threading
arew wu at woik, four men crawled under
the thresher to osoape the rain. Lightning
struck the machine and three of the men
were killed outright and the fourth terribly
Injured. The killed:
O. A. GILES, farmer, aged 40 years,
leaves wife and five children.
AUGUST SHAMAN, aged 46 years, far
mer, leaves wife and three children.
ROT CARMINE, farmer, aged 17.
Henry Walters, farmer, will recover.
The undertakers have gone out to Elk
Creek to take charge of the bodies.
In the western part of the county the
storm was very violent southeast of Crab
Orchard. The Lone Tree schoolhouse was
blown from Its foundation Into a field
near by. Tbe school had been dismissed
and the children were Just leaving the
building. Master George Kohler, the 14-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kohler,
was Instantly killed, eight other children
were Injured, two of them fatally, and It
1 said one will not recover. It was In this
section of the county the buildings were
wrecked. Sheiiff H. -A. Miner was near
the acene of the schoolhouse accident at
the time it happened. He was driving one
of the Standard Oil company's heavy wag
on. He drove his team up to a row of
trees for protection and he said, trees as
large around as his body were torn from
the ground about him, many outbuildings
and barns were destroyed. The telephone
wires are down In this part of the county
and it may be that the damage Is greater
than so far reported.
Mack Damage at Kelson.
NELSON, Neb., Sept. 14. (Special Tele
gram.) The worst rain storm In years
was experienced here about 1 o'clock to
day and In the midst of the worst of it a
tornado swept over the west part of Nel
son. The Rock Island round house In the
southwest part of town, was completely
destroyed, parts of It being carried for
more than a mile north. Tbe home of
H. R. Follmer waa badly damaged and
hla large barn, .wind mill and other out
buildings were torn to pieces. L. A Rog
ers' residence waa blown quit a distance
from the foundation and turned half way
around. A large barn and other sheds
belonging to George Lyon, Jr., were also
a total loaa. The high school building was
damaged to a considerable extent, all the
windows on the south side and many on
thofsjest were, blowi. out. Many small
bufidln?'ajra,.jMidl,wrecke4 and fenoe
and tree were . scale rod about promiscu
ously.' Report are coming In from the
country that considerable damage haa been
done. One and forty-two one-hundredhs
of an Inch of water fell. The portion of
our town covered by this atom was swept
by tho tornado In 1891.
PAWNEE CITY, Neb.. Sept. 14.-8pecial
Telegram.) Robert Carmine, Ollle Giles
and Charles A. Slemann were killed by
lightning this sfternoon, while threshing
on the farm of Henry Walters, about eight
mtlej north of this city. During tho storm
they, with Mr. Walters, crawled on the
separator, and while there were struck and
Instantly killed, Mr. Walters being only
lightly shocked. Mr. . Slemann leaves a
widow and three young ohlldren. It I
reported that he carried 12,00, insurance in
th Modern Woodmen. A remarkable thing
la that the separator was not -Injured.
WILL GIVE AID TO CALIFORNIANS
Homeopathic Pkyalclaaa ' Decide to
Raise Fond for Hospital at
ATLANTIC CITT. N. J.. Sept. it-At th
meeting of the American Institute of
Homeopathy among the report made to
the Institute was one dealing with . the
fund raised for homeopathic physicians
who suffered in th California earthquake.
It waa reported that .500 had been
raised for these sufferer.
A committee. Including B. F. Bailey of
Lincoln, Neb., was appointed to receive
subscription In aid of th San Franclsoo
Homeopathlo hospital. , The Institute sub
Following tho busineses session, th In
ternational oongrea convened. Tubercu
losis was discussed. Dr. .John E. Whit
of Colorado Springs, warned physician
against sending patient weat to drift.
They should have tbe same car In Col
orado, ho aays. that they would have at
home, under the treatment of a physician.
SENATOR BURTON FILES BRIEF
Petition for BeheariBg Allege That
Ossvlrnss Waa Attained on
WASHINGTON. Sept. 14.-A brief In sup
port of the petition of Former Unttod
States Senator Burton of Kansaa for a re
hearing In the case In which he haa been
found guilty of accepting a fee for service
rendered the Rtalto oompuny of St. Louis
wa filed In the supreme court ef th
United State today. The brief la In th
nature of d supplication for another oppor
tunity to present th case, and aay In
Believing that tho trial In oourt below
waa not a fair one and that the verdict
rests on evidence not technically, but sub
stantially Improper, evidence which re
moved the ease from th region of fact to
tha realm of ausnlclen, Hnd bullcvlng also
that evldunoe as excluded which alone
oonld maet and rebut the evidence wrong
fully deutded, we earnestly pray for a re
hearing. PASSENGER TO NELIGH ILL
Mr. Vashl Baagll of Mississippi s
Haw In St. Leals
ST.' LOUIS, Sept. 14. rspeola) Telegram.)
While oa th aay from Wiggins, Mis., to
relative In Nelign. Keb., Mra Vaahl Ban
dit, 48 ars old, became eriusly 111 at
Union station Thursday evening and was
taken to fa city hospital, Mra. Ban fill
wa ma us th trip to Wsecaaka la aoaroa
ho will continue tho
pee eoadiUaa sorsattp -
DESCRIBES KILLING OF FATHER
or Insist Shooting Waa Dsns to
Prevent Being; Killed
AUBURN, Neb.. Sept. 14. Special.) The
Jury at the inquest over the body of Isiao
Williams, wllo resided about eight miles
east of this place, returned a verdict that
the deceased cam to his death fron tbe
effect of several gun and pistol wounds dis
charged from the hands of his sons, Clar
enoo and Charles Williams. Clarence Wil
liams is about a year of age and Charles
about IS. and they are the only living wit
nesses to the tragedy. They freely admitted
the killing to the coronnr's Jury Their
story of the killing Is substantially a fol
low: The deceased and Clarence were Intend
ing to go to a neighbors to help thresh.
Mr. William was sitting on a hay rack
on a wagon Irf the barnyard and the boys
were hitching a team to the wagon. Previ
ous to this Charles and his father had been
discussing Charles' proportion to go to
Shenandoah, la., to attend school, and the
father had become a Utile angry about It.
Either from something that Charles said or
did, the deceased became violently angry
and Jumped off of the wagon and ran at
Charles with a pitchfork, threatening to kill
him. Tho boy ran and dodged around tho
team and wagon with the father In hot
pursuit, repeating his threats. As Charles
ran he fired two or three shots from a
pistol at hla father, but apparently none
of them hit him. Instead of checking the
deceased, this only made him more furious
and vigorous in the pursuit.
While the deceased and Charles were
thus engaged, going around and around
the wagon and team. Clarence Williams
ran to the old dwelling house of the de
ceased, which stands In the barnyard near
where th team was being hitched up,
and which Is now being used as a granary
and store room, and secured a shotgun
which was kept therein, and ran out where
his father and brother were, and seeing,
as he claims, that the father was about to
catch and kill his brother he raised the gun
and discharged both barrels thereof at his
father, which killed him almost Instantly.
Six shots from the shotgun penetrated
the body of the deceased and there was a
alight wound on his arm, apparently caused
by a pistol ball.
This tragedy 1 the culmination of trouble
that had existed between the father and
sons for some time. The deceased had a
violent and uncontrolable temper and when
angry was beside himself. In fact, quite
a few of the nelghbora have regarded htm
as Insane when mad. A few weeks ago
while he and Charles were out milking
he knocked Charles down with a club and
then ran him Into the house with an axe,
threatening to kill him. The two boys and
the mother ran Into a bedroom and locked
themselves tn, remaining awake all night,
expecting to be attacked. Mr. Williams was
a well-to-do farmer and has resided In this
county for over thirty years. Before mov
ing to the farm he was a butcher In Brown
rllle. A great many years ago he cut and
almost killed a blacksmith over a trivial
matter. Some eight or ten years ago he
struok a brakeman with a coupling pin of
a freight car, which was feared for a long
time would rrove fatal.' .Some five or six
year ago he -assaulted his oldest boy, who
Is now In Wyoming, and tt la believed would
have killed him but for tbe timely Inter
ference of a neighbor. At this time the
decessed left home and wandered about the
country for about a week and when he
came to himself he was near Rulo, In Rich,
ardson county. He claimed to have no
recollection of where he had been or how
he got to where he was when his memory
returned. The other boy at thla time left
home and has never been back.
When not angry Mr. Williams was a kind
and Indulgent father, but when angry he
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
tar Rente Mall Contract In Iowa to
Bo Let ky tko Postofllo
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14. (Special Tele
gram.) The Postofflce department will to
morrow awnd out advertisement for carry
ing the mall von all star and steamboat
routes In Iowa, also for carrying mall
between poet offices, railroad stations and
Lenall stations In the city of Des Moines and
okfr large cities in tne state from jury l,
Miss Vn A. Wyman and Emma Griffith,
both of Cheyenne, Wyo., appointed clerks
In the surveyor general'e office at Cheyenne
James B. Martin has been appointed
postmaster at West Bend, Palo Alto
county, la., vice Joseph S. Robinson, re
signed. Rural carrier appointed for South
Dakota route: Arlington, route, 5, Ott
Jeske, carrier; William H. Oweesey, sub
stitute. Route , Warren A. Salley, car
rier; Orlln 8alley, substitute. Ashton,
route 1, Elmer F. Gllkerson, car
rier; Ed Gilklson. substitute. ' Brooking,
route B, Carl.M. Chrlstoffer, carrier; Olaus
Dybdahl. substitute. Bruoe, route S, Bert
Coleman, carrier; Graham Coleman, sub
stitute. Bushnell, rout 1, Wilfred A.
Crumb, carrier; Floyd Crumb, substitute.
Elkton, route 4, Rudolph Roberta, carrier;
Fred- C. Roberta, substitute. Volga, rout
S, Fred Degroot, carrier; Otto Devrle,
substitute; rout 4, George Brown, carrier;
Ina M. Brown, substitute. White,' route 1,
Milton S. Palmer, carrier; Morton M.
Palmer, substitute; route S, V. J. Valentine,
carrier; Foster Valentine, substitute.
CHICAGO TUNNELS COMPLETED
Forvy-Sta Mile of Freight Sabway
I'slsr St root Now Ready
CHICAOO, Sept. 14. After planning and
constructing forty-six miles of freight sub
ways under twon streets, George W. Jack
son will retire tomorrow a chief and gen
eral manager of the construction depart
ment of th Illinois Tunnel company.
"The construction work on the bore of
th tunnel company are now completed,"
said Mr. Jackson tonight. "Operating ex
perts will now take chargo of tha sub
ways and organise for the handling of
merchandise In large quantities."
Mr. Jackson received a salary of f7a,Q0O
a year for his service with the tunnel com
pany.. After a trip through Europe he
will return to Chicago to act a consulting
engineer for several nllroads and other
Alleged Swindler Arrested.
CHICAGO, Sept. II Five men were ar
retted today on a rherge of selling bogus
bends in various pari of the I'nuad
tta. Tht-y are said to have incorporated
twe concerns, on of them with an al
leged capital of ll.MObrja. The men ar
rested are Chester A. liroughn, S. A. Curt
ningrMnn, CI, F. McGulre, Genrge F. John
ston and Alvia A, HassUy. The name of
twehre cetmema are given by the poiioe a
being the uwder which th man erUd.
CODGRESS SUPPORTS PALMA
jTitra Cession Empowers- Frsiidest to Con
tinue the War.
ALL THE EXECUTIVE'S RtQUESTS GRANTED
Blanket Bill Appropriating Money nnd
Providian More Troop Promptly
Passed -Bine Jackets Return
HAVANA. Sept. 14. The extra session of
congress called by President Palma com
pleted at one sitting the business for which
It was summoned; namely, the granting to
President Palma the fullest power, now
already constitutionally possessed by the
executive, for carrying on the war, Includ
ing the right to appropriate any public
funds for war . purposes, revoking appro
priations voted at the preceding sesslon.of
congress In order to permit the diversion
of th moneys involved to prosecution of
the war, and authorising Increase of the
rural guards to 10,000 and artillery to J.ooo
men. This trebles the former. force of rural
guards and doubles the artillery. These
measures, which were combined In one
blanket bill, were passed by party votes,
the liberals and Indeupndents refraining
from voting and the liberal nationalists
voting with the moderates.
Palma's Brief Message.
President Palma submitted a brief mes
sage, principally devoted to deploring the
conduct of the opposition, whom he charged
with the responsibility of causing the re-
belllon. The message contained no recom
mendations beyond suggestions that con
gress approve all recent executive decrees
and take such steps as may be deemed
advisable for ending the war. The presi
dent regretted that the first extra session
of congress should -have been necessitated
by a disturbance of public order and said
nobody would have suspected that four
years after the Inauguration of the re
publlo It would have been In the midst of
a rebellion threatening the stability of the
government, causing the sincerity of Cu
ban professions to be distrusted by the
world and endangering the Independence
and sovereignty which had been purchased
so dearly with the blood of thousands of
Cubans after long years of cruel sacrifice.
Who, asked the president, would have sup
posed that with the prosperity of the
country and the well-being of the people
advancing with millions In the treasury,
after paying $19,000,000 to the army of lib
eration and Investing 111,000,000 In publlo
Improvements, who would conspire to
change the constitutional order by plac
ing armed force, violence and anarchy be-
Ifore law, order and peace, to the country'
The message sketched the events of the
revolution. . the Imprisonment of alleged
conspirators and tha Inadequacy of the
military force, and said It would not be
discreet to send more soldier from Ha
vana. The revolution had found the gov
ernment without aufflclent arms, ammuni
tion or horses, and the administration had
done the best It could In providing these.
knllstlng" volunteers, organising militia,
"The 'growth of tbe rebellion has been
uch we cannot with regular forces prevent
rebel forces scattered over an extensive
area from entering towns and destroying
Sennt Without dsorsm.
When the Senate assembled It was short
one of the two-thirds necessary for a
quorum. After the message and blanket
bill had been read Senor Reclo, liberal, and
Senator Sangully, Independent, called at
tention to this, disclaiming any intention
of obstruction during a grave situation,
but Insisting that discrepancy be made a
matter of record.
Senator Bravo Correoao, moderate, as
serted that tn an extraordinary session
a quorum was not neceseary, and this view
was affirmed by a party vote. Senator
Sangully made an appeal for peace, beg
ging the Senate to forget partisanship and
to seek a method of securing peace. He
pictured in dark colors the possibilities
In connection with American Intervention
and aald that the continuance of strife
would mean the loaa to the country of
Its language and racial history. He pre
dicted that the trouble would only em
bitter the rebels, since, neither V gov
ernment nor the rebels could win. Com
promise wan tha only reasonable course,
In the house of representatives only forty
were present, two less than the legal open
ing quorum. The senate bill passed the
house by a party vote, . and by a party
vote also a resolution of confidence In Presi
dent Palma waa adopted. A motion for the
appointment of a peaco commission of five
members to negotiate with the Insurgents
Bine Jacket Retnrn to Denver.
Another feature of the day wa the re
turn to the Denver of the bluejaCKeis lanueq
last evening. Th Washington government
la believed hero to havo regarded the step
a open to a construction of Intervention.
The events of tbe day indicated that th
Insurgent In Havana province held thla
view, aa they signified their readiness on
that account to quit the field.
The railroads are completely tied up, no
trains leaving Havana. This 1 a particular
hardship to hundreds of country families
who were coming to the city for safety.
Telegraphic communication I almost a
Reports of the capture of Clenfuegos are
persistent, but the absence of telegraphic
communication make It Impossible to
The Western railroad will tomorrow en
deavor to resume traffic, a promise having
been secured from the insurgents not to
Interfere with trains.
SHAW SPEAKS IN NASHVILLE
Secretary of tko Treaisry Dlene
tko Roeord of tko Demo
' emtio Party.
NASHVILLE. Tenn., Sept. 11 To an au
dience limited only by the sis of the Grand
theater Hon. Leslie M. Shaw, secretary of
the treasury, spoke for more than two
hours her tonight to the proposition that
the democratic party throughout Its his
tory wa more concerned In raising Issues
on which to win congress and retain ofltces
than In devising definite plans of govern
ment and engaging In the study of state
craft. The reception accorded him wa
Ovrrdn Steamer In Storm.
ROSTON, Sept. 14. The United Fruit
company's steamer, Brewster, seven days
overdue at tills port from the West In
dies, arrived at Port Antonio, Jamaica,
today, according to cabled advice r.w
rclved here. A cablegram said inn Draw,
ter suffered great damage in the hurri
cane laat we.-k. It carried a crew of
thirty-five men, but no passengers. The
safe arrival of the steamer Manuaiia, five
daya overdue, from Raltlmere for Port
Antenlo, also wa reverted by cable to
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NO ACTION ON TABITHA HOME
Hinted for First Business Before
Synod on Saturdny
The afternoon session of the English
Evangelical Lutheran synod of Nebraska
convened promptly at 2 p. m. Friday, when
It was expected that the question whether
or not the synod would assume control of
tho Tabltha home at Lincoln would be
disposed of. No action, however, waa taken
In tho premiers on account of the press of
other Important business, but this subject
will be the first for consideration at the
Saturday morning session. Meanwhile the
advocates nnd opponents of the proposi
tion are busily engaged In securing sup
port, the chunces appearing to be fnvora
ble for the synod taking over the manage
ment of the home and enlarging Its field
Rev. Charles IS. Hay of Baltimore was
the first speaker at the Friday session.
Rev. Mr. Hay hae had charge of eight
deaconess' homes during the past eleven
years and stated the parish work he Is
now engaged In Is greater In his depart
ment than In any other Lutheran hoiVie In
this country. He also stated that he was
unable to supply the demand for dea
conesses from the homes under his Im
The next business of the afternoon was
the reading and adoption of the annual
report of Rev. J. A. Lowe, president of the
synod. This report was adopted Item , by
Item and consumed considerable time. Tho
report was most gratifying, showing a
large Increase In the church membership
during the last year.
Rev. Luther P. Ludden of Lincoln then
spoke at .length regarding the work of
the Board of Home Missions, elucidating
clearly the need for men and money In the
extension of this valuable work. His text
wa "The New West," and he gave an In
teresting talk on the wonderful growth of
the territory in which the synod Is inter
ested. Notwithstanding the Inclement weather
a large audience attended the evening ses
sion of the synod at Grace Lutheran church
Friday night. The speaker of 41 evening
waa Rev. J. A. Koser of Nebraska City.
The subject which Rev. Koser had taken
as his text waa "The Baptismal Covenant,"
and his remarks were highly Instructive
and extremely well received by the atten
RAILROAD HEARING AT END
Southern Unes Submit Addttlonnl
' Arawment. for Suspension of
WASHINGTON, Spt. 14. The Interstate
Commerce Commission today concluded It
hearings regarding the petitions of the va
rious railroads for a waiver of the thirty
day notice provision of the railway rate
law regarding intended changes In rate.
M. C. Markham of St. Luls, assistant vice
president of the Missouri Pacific railway,
was the most important witness.
Mr. Markham said it perhaps was true
that If the thirty-day notice were to be
waived it would tend to open the way to
outside steamers to compote for part of the
business now done by the Leylnnd & Har
rison lines of steamers on export cotton
business to Liverpool nnd Manchester. He
sdmltted It waa generally understood thst
the lines referred to carried most of th
freight, but he would not aay that they
controlled the situation. He said that In
hla opinion the effect of the abrogation of
the system of equalisation aad applying a
fixed rate to the ports would be to work
out a reduction In the cost of ocenn trans
portation and thereby tend, to Increase the
profits of cotton to the grower.
Representative John' Sharp Williams of
Mississippi urged the commission to sus
pend for thla season, or ninety daya, the
thirty-day notice and at the end of that
time give notice that the law requiring the
publication of rates to the seaboard must
be strictly compiled with. Such an arrange,
ment. he said, would give the railroads and
the people who deal with thorn as shippers
time to adapt themselves to the law.
After hearing him the commission an
nounced It would take the whole subject
under advisement and announce its decis
ion a soon aa possible.
MEXICAN. RETURNED HOME
Saleldo Said to Bo Turned Over to
Mexico na radeslrable
EL PASO, Tex., Sept. 14 The Nogale
Time says that Abram Jose Saleldo, presi
dent of tha Douglas Junta of Mexican rev
olutionists haa been turned over by United
States Immigration Inspector George Webb
at that llaee o the Mexican authorities
and taken to Hermosillo, capital of Bo
He was deported, it is aald, on order of
the secretary qf commerce and labor on
the ground of being an undesirable for
eigner. WASHINGTON. Sept. 14. Acting Secre
tary Murray of the' Department of Com
merce and Labor last Tuesday authorised
the expulsion of the Mexican, Abraham
Saleldo, from the United States, through
the port of Nogalea, Aria.
This action was baaed upon the fact that
Saleldo had been arrested on the charge
of unlawful entry Into the United States
at the port of Naco, Aria., on July SI, with
out submitting to examination by the im
migrant Inspector or the public health
and marine hospital surgeon at that port.
It also appeared that Saleldo, during a
former residence In this country, had
served a sentence of two years Imprison
ment -at Yuma, Aria.
The law under which Saleldo wa de
ported Is absolutely mandatory.
Philadelphia Ends Life.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 14. The body
of Henry K. Warnpole, a wealthy Phila
delphia manufacturer of chemicals, was
found In the East river. New York, last
night. He had brooded over the money
ahortage of a trusted employe in Canada
and undoubtedly committed suicide.
Balldtnaj at Jamestown.
NORFOLK. Va.. Sept 14. Next Wednes
day three-states will begin work upon the
bulldlnd to represent them at the James
town exposition, which will be held here
next year. These are Maryland and Mis-,
ouri, which will break ground, and Vir
ginia, which will havo cornrton laying
TAFT GOES TO CUBA
f eoretary of War Will Start for Eaana
Enndaj Via Key West.
ASSISTANT SECRETARY BACON GOES ALSO
They Will Investicate Conditions and As
eistin Bestorine Feace.
PRESIDENT WRITES LETTER TO CUBANS
Importanoe of Maintain: Peaceful Condi
tleni is Pointed Out.
LIFE AND PROPEkir" NO LONGER SAFE
I'rolple Warned Tliut t'onttnnatlon (
Disorder May Menu the I 111
mat Loss of Tkelr
OYSTER BAT. N. Y.. Sept. 14.-After a
protracted conference wl: Secretary of
War Taft, acting Secretary of State Ba
con and Secretary of the Nnvy Bonaparta,
President Roosevelt tonight addressed an
important communication to Cuba and ar
ranged to send Secretary Taft and Bacon
to that tfciand on Sunday to make a thor
ough Investigation of conditions and lend
thtir Influence to restore peace.
The communication Is addressed to th
Cuban minister to the United States, Senor
Quesada. It Is an Impassioned plea to
Cuba to realise her responsibilities as a
self-governing republic and to restore peace
In the IslanrT. Her attention la called In
no uncertain language to the respotiHlbll
lty which the United States bears to th
Island and the certainty that such respon
sibility will necessarily be exercised should
peace not be preserved.
The president says he has certain In
formation that the peace of the Islands Is
now menaced and that American property
has been destroyed.
Toft Start Sunday.
Secretary Taft and Bacon will leave for
Cuba Sunday. They will go by rail to
Key West, Flo., and from there the Jour
ney to Havana will be completed on a
naval vessel, probably the crulaer Des
. The conference which resulted In th
Cuban decision began at Sagamore Hill
shortly after 3 o olock this afternoon nd
continued until 10 o'clock tonight. At tu .
conclusion Secretary Taft, Secretary Bona
parte and Bacon left, for New Tork and
will go to Washington tomorrow.
Secretary Taft Bald, as he left Oyster
Bay, that he had no Idea aa to the lengtlt
of his visit to Cuba. He Indicated that
there would be no haste In the Invoetlga-
tlon which should be there. Aside from
this Information no discussion will .be dl-.
vulged by those attending the confer
ence, th statement being, made that the
letter of the presid-nt . wa Intended to
cover tbe whole Cuban situation, a far aa '
It wa desirable to do 'so In the publlo
print...- . . " '. . . j '
Senator Albert Beverldge of Indiana, a
member of the senate committee on Cuban
relations, also participated in th con
ference. Prewldrnt'a fitter to Qnesnda.
Th president's letter follows:
OYSTETR BAY, N. Y., Sept. 14.-My Dear"
Senor Quenodn: In this crisis tn the affair
of the Republic of Cuba I write you, not
merely because you are the minister of
Cuba accredited to this government, but.
because jou and I were Intimately drawn
together at the time when the United
States Intervened In the affairs of Cuba
with the result of making her an Inde
pendent nation. You know how sincere .
my affection and admiration nnd regard
for Cuba are; you know that I never
have done and never shall do anything In
reference to Cuba srve with such sincere
regard for her welfare. You also know
the pride I felt because It caine to me as '
president to withdraw the American troops
from the Island of Cuba and ofTlcleJly to
proclaim her Independence and to wish her
God-speed In her career a a free republic.
I desire now through you to aay a word of
solemn warning to your people, whose
earnest well-wisher I am. For seven year
Cuba haa been tn a condition of profound
peace and of steadily growing prosperity.
For four years this peace and prosperity
have obtained under her own Independent
government. Her peace, prosperity and In
dependence are now menaced, for, of all
possible evils that can itefall Cuba, the
worst Is the evil of anarchv. Into which
civil war and revolutionary disturbance
will assuredly throw her. Whoever Is
responsible for armed revolution and out
rage, whoever Is reson8lbln tn any way
for the condition of the affair that now
obtains. Is an enemy of Cuba, and doubly
heavy in the responsibility of the mart
who, affect Ins to lie the especial cham
pion of Cuban Independence, takes any step
which will Jeopardize that Independence,
for there la Just one way In which Cuban
Independence can be secured, and that 1
for the Cuban people to show their ability
to continue In their path of peaceful ana
What Cuba I Haperted to Do.
Thai cation ask nothing of Cuba save
that It shall continue to develop a It ba
developed during tue past seven years, that
It shaU know and practlee tbe orderly
liberty which will assuredly bring an over
Increasing measure of peace and pros
perity to the beautiful queen of the An
tilles. Our Intervention In Cuban affair
wilt only come. If Cuba herself shows that
she ha fallen Into the iiiaurreellonfcVy
habit, that ah lack the elf-reatralnt
necessary to peaceful elf-govemment and
that her contending faction have plunged
the country Into anurchy.
I solemnly adjure all Cuban patriot -to
band together to sink all dlfferenoea and
personal ambloma Hnd to remember that
the only way that they can preserve the
Independence of the rupubllo Is te pre
vent the necessity of outsltlo Interference
by rescuing It from the anarchy of civil
war. I e&rmwly hope that this word of
adjuration of mine, given In the name of
the American people, the Maunchest friends
and well wisher of Cuba, that there are
In all the world, will be taken as It is
meant, will be seriously considered and
will be acted upon and If so acted upo)
Cuba's pf rmanent Independence, her pernio
nent suoceas a a republlo le assured.
Under the treaty wlt:i our government I,
a president of the United State, have a
duty In thi matter, which I cannot shirk.
The third article or that treav explicitly
confers upon the I'nlted States the light
to Intervene for the maintenance In Cuba
of a government adequate for the orotec.
tlon of life, property and Individual liberty.
The treaty conferring this right la the '
supreme law of the land and furnishes me
with the right and the means of f jlf , H
the obligation Ihnt I am under to protect
I. He Moat Bo Protected.
The information at hand shows that the
social bonds throughout the Island have
b-n eo relaxed that life, property and In
dividual liberty are no longer safe. I have
relved authentic, Information of Injury l-,
and destruction ol Ainerlcun property. It
Is In my Judgment Imperative fur the sake
of Cuba that there shall be an Immedlat
cessation of hostilities and some ai ran la
ment which will secure the p'-riiiunent
pacification of tbe island.
I am aendlig to Havana the secretary
of war, Mr. Taft, an 1 the as-ilsl-trl Murr.
tary of stale. Mr. Bacon, as th special rei
rewntatives of the government, who alll
render such aid as is pllje towrd theie
ends. I had bod that Mr Root, the
secretary of state, could have stopped lit
Havana on his return from South Aiu-rc.
but the aaemlng Imminence of the crisis
forbid further delay.
ThYougb you I desire la thla way to com.
muntoaie with the Cuban government and
with the Cuban people and aoootdlngly I
am Bending you a copy of thi letter to h
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