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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOI XXXVI-NO. 78.
OMAHA, MONDAY MOKXIXU, SEPTEMBER 17, WOC
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
FORECAST OF WEEK
. ubta Situatibn Will Attraot Interest of
the World for borne Tim.
fUTURt OF ISLAND IN BALANCE
Week May Determine Whether Island Will
Centinae a Sovereign Power.
PRIMARY ELECTION DAY IN NEW YORK
Fi;h. Between OJe.l and Farsons for Ooi
l trol of Kepaslicaa Organisation.
Interest in ih. imany contest
orcP Frtaudiy I .Uaor Mctlcllaa
Try In' to Wtul 'ton trol from
Charles Morphy Brian's
WASHINGTON. Sioiji.. Cuba undoubt
iu,l will ooiu ins iiutiesi of lb world
uuiiiiK Uia week to oomt. Tit visu 01
becre-ar. Tail and tacou to (he isiand
rtpiiolio with toe vuwa purpose of pring
liifc about a boiution of ti.e trouble wuin.
alreaoy has resumed in blo "hil and co.u
merclul disruption ta r .,), NeU on all
aldea aa an event of '-t 'runce in
world affairs. Pieoedea1, ''c. d and
followed by a fonuhjab.v yty ''f 1 aea
lighting forces, the reprcs A ' of
President Roosevelt will reach - V.
capital early la the week and the.
baa bean made In office circles Uit.
work will be completed within seven
Within that limited time it la expecy
that It will have been definitely determines
whether an amicable settlement of the
conflict In the Island can be brought about
vlthout further Intervention on the part of
the United States, It la probable that
upon the success or failure of the mission
ontrusted to Secretaries Tart and Bacon
depends the Immediate future of the new
republic whether 'it shall remain at at
present, a sovereign atate, or shall tome
under- the active protection of the United
Statu for a time, at leaat, under the f ro
vlalona ol the Piatt amendment.
Primary Klectlons la Sew York.
On Tuesday primary electlona will ba
held in New York by both the djemocratlo
and republican partlea. Much Interest la
taken In these primaries this year because
of contests for control being waged against
B. B, Odell, jr., tie present head of the
atate republican organisation, and Charles
T. Murphy, head of the Tammany democ
racy, . 1iri opposition to Odell In New Tork
city la being waged by Herbert Parsons,
chairman of the county republican com.
mitten, who recently visited President
Roosevelt at Oyster Bay and received from
the president an endorsement of Mr. Per
sona' course In political affalra. In Tam
many : the situation ta more complicated,
but opposed to him are forces friendly to
Mayor McClellsn, while the adherente of
Congressman Timothy D. Sullivan, who are
very powerful In the organisation, have
not yet indicated their position. .Whether
Ute-rppar ' YiWsug delegate" to ha
st at . democratic convention will be In
structed tor William R. Hearst for gov
, erfior may depend on the result of the
- Tammany primaries aa Murphy la generally
Supposed to favor such an endoraement.
One of the most interesting political
vents of the week in New England will
he the atate convention of the New Hamp
shire republicans at Concord on Tuesday.
There are five candidates for the guber
natorial nomination, Including Winston
Churchill, the novelist. '
' Bryaat'a ' Southern Tour.
William J, Bryan will continue hia
southern tour this week and will deliver
an address at Atlanta on Tuesday.
Seventeen candidates for places on the
team which will represent America in the
International automobile race for the Van
derbllt cup on October S will race over
a ttt mile course on Long Island next
Saturday. The first five cars to finish will
compos the American team for the flnal
MEXICAN CONGRESS MEETS
easiest ,. Formally Opened by Presl
' deat Dins la Presence of Bril
MEXICO CITY, Sept. W. President Diss
opened the autumn aesalon of Congress to
night In the present- of aenetore and depu
ties and a brilliant audience.
He said In hia meeange that with almost
all civilised nations Mexico was on the
most friendly relations, while with no na
tion wa any queMlon existing which even
remotely threatened conflict.
' Ths long discussed question of sn Interna
tional dam In order to secure an qual
distribution of the waters of th Rlo Grande
ha taken satisfactory form In a treaty
algned at Weehlngton and In Mexico. This
treaty will be submitted to th Mexican
Senat for ratification, i
Respecting th labor riot at Cananea In
June the president says It began as a tabor
movement, degeratlng quickly Into grave
perturbation of publlo order. Fortunately
it was quickly suppressed, thus avoiding
what might have been vary serious con
sequences. Tha president also took up .the recent
labor strike, principally that which oc
curred on th Mexican Central railway.
Th stxls was limited to the men leaving
their work In the shops with a view to ob
taining certain concessions from the com
pany. , As they were clearly In their right
th authorities respaoted It and official
effort wss limited to preventing any breach
of peace. The executive expect on the
part of both capitalists and wurklngmen
regard for each others' rights.
EL PASO. Tex.: Sept HBo' far aa In
formation received her ;ls concerned the
celebration of Independence day In Mexico
has been peaceable.. Th beat of feeling
haa exlated between native and forlgn
era her and no reporta of trouble have
been recelvd from Cananaa, Chihuahua or
NACO, 'Arts.. Sept. ll-A special from
Cananea, Mexico, says everything was
quiet there today. Thla afternoon lO.uoo
Americana and Mexicans marched side by
side front on end of the city to th other.
Th American flags ware, as conspicuous
as the Mexican, and the Americans gener
ally wore Mexican color a
Although there were K.400 people In town
tlvrtng the day there was not even a case
of drunkenness to disturb th perfect har
mony uf th celebration, 1
Itwot atarta fr )'.
MM A. r-eru, RiA. K.-7I b United Slates
rmlaer, Charleston, with Secretary Root on
board, laft Callao tonight for Panama.
More than t.9M persons participated In the
municipal ball In honor at Setirslary Boot
DEATH OF GENERAL TREPOFF
Haaser ( Demise Hera 1 la Tkreat of
Terrorists that lie Weald Be
Killed la Bed.
ST. PETERSBtrRU. Sept. W.General
Trepoff. feeling relieved of the trying duty
of protecting his Imperial master, who left
lwt Thursday on a cruise to BJorko, at I
o'clock yesterday afternoon retired to his
cabinet to rest an.l gave rdors that he
should not be disturbed nntil dinner -was
served. When nt 7:M o'clock . dinner was
announced, (leneral Trepoff did not answer
the call and finally n member of his atnff,
at II o'clock, knocked at the door of hia
cabinet. Receiving no reply, he entered and
found the general lylnff stretched out nt
th foot of his couch with a newspaper In
hln hand. dead. It was plain that he had
died shortly after he retired to the cabinet
ant! had been lying for three houra where
he fell. Although lie died a natural death
the threat of the revolutionists last winter
thnt lie would not die by being shot or
blown up with a bomb, but would le killed
In hia own bed. Is clearly brought to mind.
General Orloff, who waa General Trepoff'e
temporary aucceaaor while Trepoff was tak-J
tng a short reet recently, will oe surcreaeo
by General Do Dtoulln, ex-prefect of police
of St. Petersburg, as temporary command
ant "of the palace, the emperor having tele
graphed thla order from BJorko. The ap
pointment, however. Is In no wise perma
nent. The post of commandant of the Imperial
palace la a special appointment made by
the emperor and always Is held by a strong
and loyal man. Among the candidates for
the position Is General Orloff, who was
named to replace General Skallon aa gov
ernor general of Warsaw, but was not anx
us to leave a court post for one so fraught
danger. General Mossoloff, chief of
perlal chancellery, also is a powerrui
Tdate, but General De Dloulln, who,
General Trepoff. has been In charge
of the maintenance of order In Bt. Peters
burg during the btg strikes, seems most
llkejy to be given the post.
Emperor Nlaholas and Empress Alexan
dra have sent telegrams of condolence to
Mme. Trepoff. It Is not yet known whether
the emperor will attend the funeral or
whether the fetes of the Chevalier Guards
will be postponed. The funeral Is not ex
pected to take place until Emperor Nich
olas returns to Peterhof on Tuesday.
BITE OF PET DOG IS FATAL
Aastrlaa Rrtim Home After Diag
nosis and Die strapped
to Ills Bed.
VIENNA. Sept. 16. (Special Cablegram
to The Bee.) Harrowing details are re
ported concerning the death of a strong
man, aged 43, who was the victim of a
bit from a dog. His name was
Boehm and he was the - owner of an
estat at Promontor, near Budapest.
Four weeks ago, while playing with a
small dog, Boehm was bitten In the tiand.
The wound healed and . he thought no
more of It. Last week Boehm became un
well and th doctora ascribed his Illness to
the bite. They sent Boehm to the Pasteur
Institute at Budapest, where the doctors
recognised the symptoms of rabies and
Inoculated the patient. They wished also
to Isolate ' him In a' separate room,- but
Boehm returned home and informed his
wlf that he was ' irretrievably lost." In
deep grief they embraced eaoh other and
Boehm's condition became so much worse
that he waa conducted again the next day.
In the company of two policemen, to the
Pasteur institute, and the doctora certified
that nothing could be done. The unhappy
man declared that he would die at home;
so, with two strong attendanta, he re
turned home to Promontor, where he was
placed In a separate room In his house.
Before the open door stood the two at
tendants, 'With two policemen. Thus
Boehm could ' speak through the door to
his family and friends. Finally he became
very weak, so he took to his bed, then
called the attendants, who strapped him
down, after which a violent attack seized
him and caused his death.
After the death of her husband the un
happy widow stated that she also had been
bitten by the dog, and, aa she had also
repeatedly kissed her husband, site waa
taken to the Budapest Pasteur Institute.
PARSONAGE A PUBLIC HOUSE
Peeallar Condition Follows Separa
tion of Cbnrch and ttat la
PARIS, Sept. 16. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.)-Disestablishment haa led already
i t0 ,a "range state of things in on small
village. ia veiru nvs ran ivr .
Incumbent of its own, and, the vicar of
the neighboring townlet of Orlsen-Ratier
has taken over both parlahes. He remains
In his own vicarage and haa let th other
to tenant In th wine and spirit business.
They have carried on their trade, and th
parsonage has beoom a publlo house. The
countryside is Indignant and haa appealed
to the authorities not, however, as might
be supposed, to the ecclesiastical authori
ties, but to th state. Th church has not
Interfered, but th minister of publlo In
struction, and temporarily of publlo wor
ship, has. He points out that under tha
disestablishment act parsonages will b for
five yesra placed free of charge at the
disposal of Incumbents Installed by th le
gs 1 association of public worship and re
siding In the parishes which they admin
ister. He Infers that where there Is ro
resident priest the parsonage la. Ipao facto,
the property of the parish. Therefore he
adviaea the commune of La Valette to In
stitute legal proceedings for the recovery
of Its property In order to eject therefrom
the occupants who have turned It Into a
wine shop. Thus the only legal pjoresa
by which the shocked parishioners csn pro
vent the parsonage being uaed on a dram
ahop ia an appeal to th provisions of th
DR. OTT FOR SIMPLE LIFE
Marlenbad Phyalclaa Complains Be
eaaae People of Health Re- .
1 sort Are Too Lively.
MARIENBAD. Sept. l.-(Speclal Cable
gram to Th Bee.) The growing popularity
of Marlenbad haa been a theme of recent
congratulation, especially nn account of 'the
visits of the king of England, hut Dr. Ott,
the most distinguished physician there,
who ia advising King Edward, has uttered
a warning note in quite a different key.
Dr. Ott is greatly distressed at the altered
state of affalra In Marlenbad. and he has
been complaining bitterly that the visitors
to the spa, who ostensibly go there for the
benefit of their health, lndulga much to
freely In dinner partlea. bridge playing and
Dr. Ott ia urging a return to th simple
life. Hi orders are: Rla early; dejeuner
at 1 p. m.; a good walk In the afternoon
or a little golf, a drive or motor rtd sojk
jrpr at 1 p. m.; dm at iy o cutt,
TRADE OPENINGS IN EGYPT
United States Bai Only Insi-rnificsnt
Share at Present
GREAT BRITAIN LEADS IN IMPORTS
Tarkey sal Frisee Also Ceatrlbate
Largely Waets of the Aarleat
reentry aonae Prejndte
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Sept. 16. (Special.)
Special Agent Charles H. Pepper, who was
sent to EVrjpt to report upon the prospects
for Increased trade with that coun'ry,
hrts made an Interesting report to the
Bureau of Manufactures. The remarkable
development which Egypt has undergone
In recent yenrs Is well known, and the
opinion. Is generally expressed that It will
he many yenrs before this development
la In any wny nrrested, and In the mean
time the buyintr power of the inhabitants
Is constantly Increasing. The fnlted States
doe not have a fair share Of the trade
with Egyjt. The Imports from Egypt hove
reached nearly tlP.000.00ft. and the averags
for seven years was $7.5S.57. In return
direct shipments of goods from the United
States rarely exceed 11.000.000. and In some
years hare fallen below I5O0.00O. It Is clenr
that the United States should furnish a
larger share of the Egyptian lmporta. Thnt
can he done. Special Agent Pepper reports.
If proper efforts are made to sell goods in
The total forelen commerce of Egypt Ih
1W was a little more than non.flflO.OCO. Mr.
Pepper says it will In less than five rears
amount to J2SO.00O.O0O. one-half of which
will be Imported goods. The Imports Into
Egypt for 1905 amounted In value to $107.
.SSP, of which the United States supplied
only a few hundred thousand dollars worth.
For the fiscal yenr lfKaS this country hns
taken from Egypt 9,391,621 worth of goods,
principally Egyptian cotton, and has sold
to that country. tl,16S.12S worth.
Great Britain Lends.
Great Britain leads In supplying EgrpHn
watts, but Turkey supplies $15,000,000 in Im
ports and France J12.000.000. The Imports
from the United States are not of sufficient
importance to be ranked alone In the
Egyptian returns, and they are classed
undor the head of America. As Egypt
Imports from America nearly 11.000,000
worth of coffee, none of which comes from
the United States, it can be seen how un
important Is our share of Egyptian Imports.
France supplies Iron and steel manu
factures and foodstuffs to the extent of
$.1,500,000 and Germany also figures consid
erably In that trade. With adequate steam
ship connections the United States should
do as well almost aa any European country
In supplying those line. Egypt exported
last year $79,000,000 worth of cotton, ns
compared with JSS.OOO.OOO In the previous
year. Including cotton seed and cotton
cake, the total cotton yield for export In
1905 was $S8.67.075. The Imports snd ex
ports for the current year exceed those
of last year. With ' a rapidly growing
commerce the United States certainly
should take means to secure a larger share
Irrigation Makes Crops Bare.
, The economic situation of Kgyptr l -that
of a great stretch of. rich agrtcnltutal ter
ritory leas subject to the uncertainties of
crops than most agricultural regions, he
cause the Irrigation from the waters of the
Nile, which for ages have rendered the
lands fertile, frees them from the dangers
of drouth and now, because of the compar
atively recent Improvementa, also from
floods. The basic wealth of the soil la
constantly increasing through the mora
thorough and equitable distribution of the
waters of the great river by dams, cannla
and storage reservoirs, constructed on th
most modern scientific principles.
The exports of raw cotton, which In the
five years ending with 1894. averaged $44,
000,000 worth a year, had increased In th
five years ending with 1904 to an average
of $70,000,000 a year. Sir William Wllcooka,
former director general of the reaervolr
service, and sn eminent authority on Irri
gation, estimates that the cotton cron of
Egypt can be increased considerably over
Th policy of th government is paternal.
The railways are owned and operated by
the government, which undertakes the con
struction of new lines somewhat In advance
of th traffic la sight. The waters of th
Nil and Ita tributaries are controlled by
the state, which not only conatructa th
dam and the Irrigation works, but regulates
the use of the waters In the most minute
particulars. The policy of the states as re
lated to railways, irrigation and other pub
lic works la somewhat similar to that of
tha United' Statea In reference to river
and harbor Improvements, except that there
Is no Egyptian congress to fix the amount
of the appropriation. A a result of trans
portation improvements It is estimated that
steel girders which now cost $50 at Khar
toum can be laid down there at $35 a ton.
Americans Abandon Field.
American locomotives at one time had a
foothold in Egypt, and American bridge
builders were In high favor, but resentment
shown by English firms has led the gov
ernment to purchase lta supplies largely
from Great Britain and Belgium. Germany
Is now supplying a good many locomotives,
and this makes it hard to understand why
American manufacturers seem to hava
abandoned the attempt to supply th Egyp
tian demand, though it Is unquestionable
that prejudice Is shown In Egypt on th
part of the British authorities. It Is pro
posed to raise th Assouan dam twenty
feet in height at an eatlmated coat of
$2,600,000. with the expectation that thla
Improvement will sniffles for the perennial
irrigation 0 600,000 acres and add $75,0(0,000
to the nations! wealth. '"This Improvement
is said to have been determined upon by
the government. In addition there are com
prehensive plan for th storage and dis
tribution of ths waters In middle and upper
Egypt for drainage In th delta. Th
government reaps a substantial benefit
from bringing uncultivated lands into use,
because the tax from this source amounts
to $6 an acre, while In the case of land
already producing the revenue is Increased
proportionately to the added value.
Machinery la Iemand.
There Is a wide demand, Mr. Pepper says.
In that country for machinery.. Dealers
In Alexandria and Cairo asbert that manu
facturer in th United State offer no
encouragement for th Introduction and
J sal of their goods. But there Is no com
plaint iniv Amsnwa mscnuierjr 18 not
quat la quality to that of Europe. Be
cause of th hot country, th us of agri
cultural machinery 1 encouraged, and ther
ought to be a good Held for American man
ufacture In that direction. 'During the
first six months of tills year $837,000 worth
of agricultural machinery was imparted,
or nearly double ths amount for the sum
period of last year. Eleotrlo lighting and
the us of electricity In other ways opens
demand for materials for such purpose.
Continued on Second Page.
FRENCHMEN JISIT DENMARK
Are Shown Over Groand by Klea,
Who Is Xot Known by
COPENHAGEN. Sept. l.-t8peclal Cable
gram to The Bee.) Oxer 100 Frenchmen.
Including prominent member of Parlia
ment and reprrtentalives of edence. litera
ture, trade. Industry, shipping and th
press, visited Denmaik recently, coming
directly front Paris. The tour was ar
ranged by the Franoo-Scanduiavlan asso
ciation. The party remained four weeks
In Denmark and Sweden. In order to study
the two countries. When It returns to
Denmark from the visit to Sweden a con
gress between the French representatives
and members of the Danish branch of the
Frenoo-Soandlnnvlan association will be
held In Copenhagen about the middle of
September. A discussion will take pliice on
the best methods of Improving the com
mercial relations between France snd Den
mark. During a stay in the Dnnlsh capital sev
eral members of the party paid a visit to
the neighboring Charlottenberg, , with the
object of seeing the summer palace of
King Frederick. Wajiderlng In the woods
that surround the enclosed park in which
the castle stands, they met a gentleman
alone, of whom they Inquired whether It
would be possible for them to obtan ac
cess to the gardens. "Certainly," he re
plied, "I happen to have a key," and for
half an hour he led the party about the
grounds, pointing out their beauties and
entertaining the strangers wjth lively con
versation. The tourists had amongst them
a certain knowledge of Danish, and when
ever a difficulty arose In the talk their
guide was able to help them out by apeak
lng their own language. In this way an
animated Interchange of ideas took place,
during which some members of the party
gained a suspicion that their cicerone was
no ordinary person. It was, however, only
at the close of their round that their
guesses were confirmed. The mysterious
gentleman took his leave with the words,
"If you care to see the stables. Just say
that you have the king's permission." His
msjesty then shook hsnds with each mem
ber of the party and bade them farewell.
WASHINGTON DAY IN HUNGARY
Monnmeat to Flrat President
United Statea Unveiled at
BUDAPEST. Sept 18.-Thls was George
Washington's day In Hungary's capital
and the entire population from morning un
til night gave Itself up to enthusiasm over
the unveiling on monarchical territory of
a .monument to the first president of the
United States. The Stars and 8tripes and
the Hungarian colors Intertwined were
to be seen everywhere. This morning there
were special sermons In many churches, the
preacher calling attention to the Impor
tance of the event. This afternoon thous
ands of persons lined the streets through
which passed an imposing parade to the
city park. In which the monument stands.
Thirty thousand persons were In the park,
which was surrounded by many thousands
more. Francis Kossuth, Hungarian minis
ter of commerce, and Count, Albert Ap
ponyl, minister of worship, represented the
Independence party at the oerenjonles and
were not present In Uiell' Apaclty as gov
ernment officials. . '
The monument wag onvelled amid scenes
of great enthusiasm. - Herr Rakovskl, vie
president of the Chamber of Deputies, was
the orator of the day. He dwelt at length
on Washington's great wnrk for the cause
of civilisation, not only for the United
States, but for all the world. He said
the standard set by the father of th
American republic had Influenced Louis
Kossuth, and that by that standard Hun
gary's greatness would be attained.
At a banquet tonight Herr Bausey toasted
President Roosevelt and Consul General
Chester proposed the health ' of the king
of Hungary. Count Apponyl eulogised the
United States and expressed his admira
tion of Hungarian-Americans for being ab
solutely loyal to their new home, while
retlnlng their love for the fatherland. Mr.
Chester availed himself of the opportunity
to state that he only attended the cere
monies and the banquet aa a private
American cltlxen, thinking It was his duty
to do so on such an occasion.
PLAYING FOR STRONGER NAVY
German Government Lets No Oppor
tnaity Escape to Show Neces
sity for Ships. .
BERLIN, Sept. 16. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) The disingenuous tactics of th
kaiser's government In suppressing the fact
that King Edward wished to visit Berlin
In 1904 the supposed refusal of the king
being used as a means of popularising the
Increase of the fleet have been further
manifested by Germany's refusal to par
ticipate in th International naval review
to be held at Jamestown, Va., next spring.
The occasion la the opening of th James
town exposition, and an Invitation to par
ticipate had been received from ths United
It is learned that th German government
declined the Invitation on th ground that
It haa no ship which oan be spared. Ther
is excellent reason to beltev that th true
Inwardness of the refusal la a desire to
emphasis afresh the "poverty" of th Gar
Th government wishes to be able to say
to the German people, practically, "Now
you see th sham which the Reichstag's
refusal to authorise new ships brings upon
us. Through our lack of sufficient cruisers
for foreign servloe the German fag will
be conspicuously missing from a spectacle
wherein it would be advantageous from
every standpoint for us to be represented."
Americans will probably Inquire why It
would not be possible to detach for the
purpose In question one of th German
cruiser which are constantly In South
FREMONT. Neb., Sept. 11 (Special.)
Otto Magenau. a former well known busi
ness man of this city died at Denver Fri
day at the age of CB yeara Mr. Magenau
built the first brewery In Fremont and
later engaged In the drug business. He
was one of the best chemists and pharma
cists tn ths country and la aald to have
prepared the formula for the manufac
ture of a number of pharmaceutical prep
arations whcb noa- hsve a large sale. He
had lived In Colorado for many yeara.
Gottlieb Nuesser. aged 40, died at St.
Joseph's hospital Sunday morning. Mr.
Nuesaer lived at Fort Calhoun, and was
taken to the hospital February 11. when It
was found ha was suffering from a cancer,
which waa tha cause of hia death. He waa
unmarried and la survived by two brothers
In Davenport. Ia.. and a sister In Sm-itser-lard.
Mr. Nueaaer waa a member of the
Woodmen of the World. He will b Lakn
to Fort Calhoun for tntarmanU
COUNTY PRIMARIES TUESDAY
Republicans acd Democrats Hare Nomina
tions tj Make at the Polls.
DESPERATE EFFORT TO SAVE ANDERSEN
"Special" Friends of the Chronic t or
poratloa Candidate lee Rivals
Coatrlbatlona to Booat
Connty Primaries Tomorrow.
Polls Open a. m. to O p. in.
The regular county primaries to nominate
candidate. on all tickets for legislative and
county offices and school and water board
are to take place tomorrow, although signs
of the Impending contest are to be' found
chiefly lq the political advertisements in
the papera and a few circulars being dis
tributed through the mall.
On the republican side some activity Is
b"lng shown by the candidates themselves
and the clubs that are supposed to be
backing them. The recommendation of
certain names that have been dubbed "the
harmony list" of legislative candidates has
naturally started the opposition of those
who were left off the list and they have
been trying to make combinations among
themselves with a view to breaking the
so-called slate. This explains the Yelser
application for an Injunction against the
Fontanelle political managers snd also the
combination said to be put up In the In
terest of four or five candidates claiming
special support among organised labor.
How the Money Is Used.'
It la interesting to note in connection
with the agreement of the Fontanelles to
a "harmony list" that no time was lost In
notifying the candidates thus favored that
they had been assessed $X apiece, which
was payable at once lnto the Fontanelle
treasury for the purpose of defraying pre
liminary campaign expenaes. The money
Is being used obstensibly . to send out a
circular addressed to republican voters,
giving the list of names as agreed upon
with the recommendation that a choice be
made from them In the Interest of party
harmony, but the same envelope Include a
campaign card of Candidate Klnsler for
county attorney and a special appeal over
the names of various business men for
Chronio Candidate Andersen, whom the
Fontanelles are especially anxious to save,
notwithstanding his rank railroad record.
"I guess I am paying postage on cam
paign literature for Klnsler and Andersen,"
aald one of the candidates, "although I had
no Idea I was doing so when I coughed up
to the Fontanelle revenue collector. In
fact, they are using my money to boost
Andersen with a view to beating me and I
don't think that I a aquar deal."
Keanard Sends Oat Letters.
County Commissioner Kennard. who Is
seeking the republican nomination, haa also
sent out a printed alarm cry to his friends.
His chief opponent, Joe Hummed, has been
making merely a personal canvass, but
meeting with such encouraging response
that h feels confident he will win out.
The voting for th commissioner will take
in only th Fourth, Seventh, Eighth and
Eleventh wards, which constitute th com
mlsrioner district In which tha. nomination
Is ta b made, ttoms- tittle hustling1 also la
being Indulged to get on th republican
school board ticket. The question her Is
whether the self-made combination among
the five outgoing members can be broken
by any of the three outside candldatea who
are W. B. Christie, James D. Richardson
and J. H. Wlnspear.
Two Democratic Slates.
On the democratic side two legislative
slates are in the field representing the two
factions of the party with prospect, -f a
mixed ticket. The real demoorstlc fight
seems to be over the nomination for water
commissioner, for ' which several entries
have been made.. Th notorious "Jim"
Connolly thinks he can run In between
Dave O'Brien and Euclid Martin and tha
result will depend on whether business men
of democratic affiliation wake up to the
The polls open at the regular polling
places at S o'clock in the morning and con
tinue open until o'clock at night. There
will be two ballots, one for county legieia
tlve officers and another for School board
and Water board and the names on each
ballot will be "rotated" according to tha
court order procured by Andersen lsst
spring. The political wiseacres all look
for a light vote for all parties, the highest
guess for the republicans being 8,000 and
for th democrat 1.000 In the whole county.
The multiplicity of names, however, and the
confusion of rotation may be expected to
make the counting slow and the tabulated
INDIANS ATTEND CONVOCATION
Fonr Tbonaand Aborigine Present at
Anneal Services at Santee
SIOUX FALLS', 8. X., 8ept. U.-8peclal.)
Today waa th big day of th annual con-'
vocation of th Episcopal Indians of South
Dakota and adjoining statea, which for th
last three day ha been In progress at
Bant Indian Agency, Neb., Just across
th Missouri river from Springfield, 8. D.
Probably for th first time sine becom
ing the missionary bishop of South Dakota,
Right Rev. William Hobart Har. th ven
erable bishop of th Eplacopal church of
South Dakota, was unable to attend th
convocation, h not having returned from
th east, where he went some weeks ago,
his health not being of the best.
The head of the church was represented
at the convocation by Bishop Johnson of
this city, coadjutor to Bishop Hare, who
thus for the first time was brought Into
contact with a large gathering of the In
dian members of th church. While general
regret waa expressed among the Indiana
because of the unavoidable absence of the
bishop whom they love as a father, they
were pleased to meet Bishop Johnson, upon
whose shoulders th hard work of th
church formely performed by Bishop Hare
now has fallen.
The convocation Is th big event of the
year among th Indian members of th
church, and they turn out by thousands to
attend It. Since soon after the opening of
the present month they commenced travel
ing toward Santa agency for the purpose
of being on the ground well In advance of
th opening of th convocation. Hundreds
of Indiana with their families, had arrived
at Bante agenoy a week or more prior to
th time set for the opening of the convo
cation. At the very loweat estimate, fully
4.000 Indians, Including men, women and
children, ar attending thla yeara convoca
tion. In addition to Bishop Johnson, mora than
thirty ministers of the church, both whits
and Indian, are attending the convocation,
during which they are acheduled to make
! addreaaea to th assembled Indiana. Prac
laaaresare 10 mi .imnui inumni. rro.
tlcally every reservation in the two Dako-
tas and some of th reservation in No-
jghraaka ar represented la th btg gathering,
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Rain Mondayi fooler In Fast Portion.
Taeaday Fair and Warmer.
Temperature at Omaha Yeaterdayi
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BRYAN ON CUBAN SITUATION
Krkrsskaa Says Islanders Bhoald Be
Allowed to Settle Their Own
ROANOKE. Va.. Sept. 16. William Jen
nlga Bryan tonight gave th first expression
he has mode on the present Cuban situa
tion. When seen In his car Just before he
left for Lynchburg by a representative of
the Associated Press and asked If he would
say anything about the situation In Cuba
and whether in hia opinion the United
Statea should Intervene, Mr. Bryan dic
tated the following statement:
I am very glad that the administration
recalled the troopa landed at Havana
While we should do all in our power to
bring about peace by offering the good
offices of our countrv, we have no business
Interferrlng with their local sffnlrs. They
must settle the disputes among themselves,
but I would be glad If both parties would be
willing to accept mediation with the Idea
of bringing about an agreement through
the good offices of our government.
Mr. Bryan pointed out that this ex
pression was the first he hsd made on the
present situation in the Island and this
was all he cared to say.
Mr. Bryan spent today resting at Hollins
Institute, a college for young women, six
miles from Roanoke In the country, where
his daughter Grace has entered school. In
the afternoon he delivered an address to
the students in the college chapel. The
college chaplain read the thirteenth chapter
of the First Corinthians and Mr. Bryan
followed In a talk that lasted one hour,
dwelling on faith, hope and love. He Came
with Mrs. Bryan In a carriage to Roanoke
and left at 7 p. m. for Raleigh, N. C.
Lynchburg and Greensboro. He will speak
at Raleigh, Durham, Burllngham . and
Greenaboro Monday and at Kernersvllle,
Winston. High Point. Lexington, Salisbury,
Concord and Charlotte Tuesday. H wilt
speak at Columbia. 9. C, on Wednesdny.
He will make more speeches in North Car
olina than any other state on his present
STEAMER MONGOLIA STRANDED
to the Manchnrla
Reef Off Midway
MIDWAY I8LAND, North Pacific Ocean.
Sept. IS. The Pacific Mall saemshtp Mon
golia, a sister ship of the Manchuria, Is
aground on Midway reef. The ship Is be
ing lightered and Its passengers ar being
landed aafely. Th weather Is fine and the
HONOLULU. Sept. 16. A sesage received
here from Captain Porter of the steamship
Mongolia says that the vessel Is on the
rocks and Is In a bad position. Its passengers-have
been saely landed c-Mld.-:
way taland. It I thought that steamers
will be hurried from this port with supplies
and tackle unless ths Mongolia Is quickly
floated. They will also bring away lta pas
sengers. Midway Is utterly lacking In ac
commodations for so many people and
much hardship may result. (
The steamship' Mongolia sailed from
Yokohama for San Francisco September 10.
The steamship Is owned by the Paclflo
Mall Steamship oompsny of New York and
Is a sister ship of. the Manchuria, whlcl)
went' ashore on Rabbit Island, August 20.
and was only floated yesterday (Sunday).
MOVE FOR TWO-CENT FARES
Governors of Some Western States
Think Time Is Sot Yet Ripe
HARR1SBURG. Ps.. Sept. 16.-S. M. Wil
liams, secretsry of the Pennsylvania Stat
Board of Trade, today made public copies
of letters received from the governors of
several states on the movement to obtain
uniform legislation throughout the United
States for a two-cent maximum fare on all
A number of the governors are person
ally favorable to a two-cent fare and, In a
number of Inatances. they tell of the move
ments . In their states to obtain the pas
sago of such legislation In the next session
of the legislature.
Governors of some western statea say
that because of the sparsely settled con
dition of their states, the time Is not yet
ripe for a radical reduction of farea, bjjt
that such a reform wilt come about when
the population Increases to give th rail
roads enough business to Justify a cut.
The western governors express their ap
proval of the movement so far as It applies
to the thickly populated states of the east.
Wanton Killlngr of Bt. Pa ml Boy
Goldteld Gambler May Resalt
GOLDFIELD, Nev., Sept. 11 John
Morlts, aged 19, waa shot to death by Jack
Thompson, a gambler, early this morning.
Morlts was a messenger for the telephone
j company and had occasion to go to a dance
hall. There, It Is said, he accidentally
bumped Into Thompson, who was dancing.
Thompson swore at him and threatened
that he would As the boy later. About S
o'clock In the morning Morlts was paaalng
a saloon on his wheel when Thompson drew
a pistol and fired, one shot striking Morlts
in the hip. He fell from his wheel and
Thompson deliberately walked to the fallen
boy, leaned over him and delivered another
fatal shot. Indignation Is at high pitch,
and there Is talk of lynching. Morlts was
well known. His home wss In St. Paul,
his mother living at SOS Van Bur en street.
THREE THOUSAND MINERS OUT
Dlarharar of Three Men caaes Sus
pension of All Mines of Vaa
dalla Coal Company.
TBRRE HAUTE, lnd., Sept. ia Orders
were Issued today calling out all th men
employed by the Vandalla Coal company.
The action was taken by the district
officials of the United Mine Worker of
America and was th result of the failure
to adjust differences growing out of th
discharge of three men at Vaodnlla mine
No. S. near Linton. The Vandalin company
employes I.OUO men. The Terre mute agree,
ment provide for suspension of work st
sll th mine owned by a company when
trouble exist at on mine.
ARMISTICE IN CUBA
President Falma Announces Indefinite
Stoppage of Hostilities.
BOTH PARTIES READY TO SETTLE
Will Try to Beach Aneemenk Before
Secretary Taft ArriTee.
ATTEMPT TO HEAD OFF INTERVENTION
OeTernment Consults with Insurgent
Leaders in Jail
STARTS FOR TAMPA
Secretary of War and Aaalstaat Secre
tary Bacon . Leave Wash- '
Ingtoa Sanday After
noon. HAVANA, Sept. 16. The government thle
evening; Is making final strenuous effort
to restore peace In Cuba and thus avoid
any kind of Amerlcsn Intervention. Th
object of these endeavors. It Is stated, Is
that It may be ahle to aay by the tlm
Secretary of Wr Taft and Acting Secre
tary of State Bacon arrive that peace al
ready' has been secured and that therefor
there Is no need for the American gov
ernment's Intervention either to restore
peace or Insure permanent tranquillity.
Members of the government Informed th
Associated Press that they are making
the efforts In accordsnc with the advlc
contained in President Roosevelt's letter;,
that they have no objection to the friendly
assistance of the United States In the mat
ter If It becomes necessary, but that th-y
beltev they can settle It between the gov
ernment and the revolutionists without tha
necessity of any intervention. At least,
they say, they are making an attempt to
accomplish this end unaided, and with fair
prospects of success.
Test of th Decree.
This Is ths latest phase of a rapidly
changing situation that developed late thla
afternoon when an extraordinary gaxett
was Issued containing a decree signed by
President Pal ma on the recommendation
of the Secretary of Public Works Klontalvo.
The decree follows:
All campaign operatlona are surpended
and In consequence the government forces
will act only on the defensive throughout
the republic. The secretary of the Interior
will Issue all the necessary order for th
execution of this decree. ;
The decree caused great surprise, a It
was believd to signify a change of heart
by the government officials who for th
past two days have been strongly sgslnst
tsklng up peace overtures with the emis
saries of the revolutionists. The Associated
Press learns thst today's action had Ita
beginning by General- Menoral's renewed
effort In visiting Secretary Montalvo and
urging him to make the strongest possible
endeavor to Induce President Palma to
comply with President Roosevelt's advlc
and avoid th consequence of Intervention
by requesting a true and endeavoring to
hare th Cubans themselves com , to gn
tagreenK. . . ......
rnwain Mwm, ttsrains.
Secretary Montalvo and General Menocal
first visited Jose Miguel Oomei And others
of the alleged conspirators In th prison
and found them willing to co-operate In
securing peace. . Th baste of peace waa
not discussed In any detail, but Secretary
Mbntalvo returned to the palace and urged
President Palma to oonstder the matter.
The prealdent called a conference for this
afternoon, which was attended by the min
isters, Vice President Capote, General
Freyre Andrade and Senator Dolce. Th
result of the conference was the Issuance
of the decree suspending governmental
campaign operations. After the decree
was Issued government emissaries wer
dispatched In automobiles to confer with
the revolutionists. General Menocal. ac
companied by Congressman Cobln and Gar
ola Vleta, the youngest son of Callxto
Garcia, drove In th direction where Al
fredo Zayas was encamped with Castillo'
forces not fsr from Santiago ds I .as Vegaa,
and the' others went to Guansjay, which
place this afternoon was occupied by a big
band of revolutlonlate-under Congressman
Campos Marquettl. The fatter hsd Mayor
Oalles the two hundred volunteer defend
ing th town, cooped up In a carcel and
surrounded by a swarm of Insurgents. The
mayor up to this evening hsd defied Cam
pos Msrquettl and was still holding out
when the peace emissaries arrived. Mean
while Campos Marquettl was threatening
to blow up the carcel with dynamite.
Attltnde of Government.
General Freyre Andrade, when asked
about the terms discussed at th confer
ence with the revolutionists, said that tha
matter had not gotten far enough along
to discuss actual peace terms. Th con
ferees had only touched them Informally,
he declared, but one thing was certain that
the government would never agree to annul
constitutional election and that contention
must be eliminated from th claims of tha
revolutionist. Ha thought ther was rea
son to believe the government and the hos
tile element could get together on terms,
although this a yet waa uncertain. Those
who had been sent to confer With tb revo
lutionists carried passes for themselves and
as many of the revolutionist as they
chose to brlnge to the city.
The general said the government appro
elated the friendly efforts of the United
States, and would avail Itself of them If
Its own efforts were unsuccessful, but
naturally It preferred to settle the troubl
without Intervention. ,
Thirty Prisoners Liberated.
Simultaneously with th issuance of th
decree declaring a cessation of hostilities,
tha special Judge In charge of th case
against th alleged conspirator In prison
and prisoners recently raptured, liberated
thirty of the latter against whom Indict
ments had been Issued. Meanwhile a war
rant was issued for Feltpex Romero, a
wealthy young Cuban who has been repre
senting ths revolutionists In various errands
to Commander Colwell of the United State
cruiser Denver, and who Is charged with
being the recipient of communication from
the New York revolutionary Junta. But
now that hostilities hav been suspended,
it is probable that no arrrst will be made.
According to Commander Colwell, Alfredo
Zeyaa asked for Immunity aboard tb Den
ver, on which he had honed to be able to
go to th United State.
Previous to this afternoon's developments
the situation had about resolved Itself Into
a condition where the liberal were declar
ing that if the United States assisted th
administration they would fight the In
tervening forces, while the moderates were
saying that If the Interventionists helped to
depose President Palma they would become
Insurgents. The cessation of hostilities hie
checked such talk altogether.
Move Create Sarprlae.
Th new situation was received at the
houla and th dub with blank
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