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VOL. XXXVI-NO. 82.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MOIINJXU, SEPTEMBER 21, 1006-TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY' THREE CENTS.
DEATH IN TYPHOON
Extent of Diiaiter at Hone Ken Grows ai
Returns Corns In.
DAMAGE ESTIMATED AT TWENTY MILLIONS
fit. Thousand Chinos Killed ia Vioinity
of Btrloken City. ' .
MANY REPORTS OF SHIPS LOST AT SEA
Actual Number of Viotimi Will Probably
Barer fie Known.
ANGLICAN BISHOP HARE IS MISSING
Yacht Carrying the Prelate Probably
Sank Oil Chinese Const Official
Inquiry Into Observatory
LONDON, Sept. 3C. Sir Matthew Nathan,
governor ot Hon Kong. Bent tha folic rt
Kihl.rf m IA the pnlnnl.t nflHA . ' .
"There Is strong evidence thai L
Hoare of Hong Kong wm drowned
loss of life among the Chinese probubi.
will amount to several thousand.".
HONO KONO, Sept. 20,-Thc full oxt nt
of the catastrophe Is not yet known, but
conservative estimates places the number
of Chinese who lost their lives at S.0"0 and
the total of the material damage to the
colony at 120,000,000.
Reports of disasters at sea are constantly
being received hers. The steamer Alba
tross, with ISO passengers on board,
foundered near Futaumen pass. Only six
passengers and two of the crew were
saved. They swam ashore. The steamer
Hong Kong also was lost and Its entire
crew Is missing. The steamer Ylng Fut,
from .8amchun foundered and 130 pas
sengers and ten of Its crew are missing.
Only two of the crew are known to have
been rescued. v
Mrs. Hoare and her search party have
returned.' The found no trace of her hus
band, Joseph Charles Hoare, Anglican
bishop of Victoria, Whose yacht wss lost
during the typhoon, '
Captain Thomas, commander of the river
steamer Fatshan, whose Chinese crew
clambered on board the French mall steamer
Poleneslsn when the Fatshan collided with
It, saved -his vessel and 160 Chinese pas
sengers by splendid seamanship. Fortu
nately the engine room staff stuck hero
ically to Its staff. Captain Thomas was
left almost slnglehanded on deck. He took
tha wheel and navigated the Fatshan for
one hour and forty minutes through
tempestuous sea and finally beached the
vessel safely. ' It Is believed It can be re
floated without trouble.
The staif of the Jardlne-Matheson Sugar
Refinery rescued 800 Chinamen from sink
' Financial Losses Heavy,
Tha losses of the Kowloon Oodown Ware
house company are estimated at 1750.000.
Torty thousand bales of yarn which were
-- In storage, a.- Knwlomi rare prohalr.Jte4
retrievable aafnaged. The beach Is Uttered
with valuable silks and many looters have
been arrested here and at Kowloon.
There are ample supplies of rice to re
There were J00 Chinese passengers on
board the steamer Heung Shan, from
Macao, which stranded off Lantao Island.
AH the European passengers, Including
three women, were saved. Many of the
Chinese, including women, were drowned,
but the total number of deaths la not
known. The position of the Heung Shan Is
The British reserve sloop Phoenix, which
was reported ashore yesterday. Is a total
Another storm, less violent, however.
than the typhoon, broke here at midnight
and blew for six hours. Ths damage ap
parency was not great.
OflK-lal Inquiry later V.
Sir Matthew Nathan, governor of Hong
rong, speaking to tha legislative council
today, said he intended to appoint a com
mittee to Inquire Into ths charges wade
agalr st the observatory to the effect that
it had failed to give warning of the com
ing or the typhoon. He said he was con
fldent that the director of the observatory
vuu.a noi De Diamed. Inquiries Into hv
dividual acts of heroism with the view of
accoming recognition also will be starts
The governor has accepted the offer of tha
American squadron to co-opera ts in rescue
Coptle la Dasisscs.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. M.-The Mer
chants, exchange received a cable messase
from Hong Kong today, stating that among
vessels injured during the typhoon
there was the steamship Coptic, whose
spare were considerably damaged.
EIGHT'HOUR LAW DISCUSSED
Labor Council Talks Over Preside!
Roosevelt's Order Extending the
Act aad Adjourns.
WASHINGTON. Sent M-ir .,-..,. 1
considerable time to the discussion of tha
president's order directing an extension of
tna operation of the eight-hour law, ths
executive council of the American Federa
tion of Labor finally adjourned today. No
details of the discussion were given to ths
public, but it Is understood there was a
general exchange of felicitations over it.
The faet that the extension bad been ra
quested three year ago was pointed out.
a was also ths circumstance that It had
not been granted until the labor element
had shown its power In politics.
A general exposition of union labels was
decided Upon for next year and the de.
tails placed la tha hands of Vlca President
It was also decided that the various labor
unions which Issue labels should be urged
to make aa effort to secure Uniformity in
SECRETARY R00J AT EANAMA
Hood e( Stato Department Will Bo
OffieUllg Received by Foreign
PANAMA. Sept. SR.-The United States
cruiser Charleston having on board Secre
tary of State Root And party anchored in
tha bay at 4 o'clock this afternoon and
shortly afterward Oovemor Ms goon of the
canal sono. John Barrett.' United States
minister te Colombia, and other Amarioan
officials went on board to greet Mr. Root.
Tomorrow Foreign Minister Arias and ths
women and men of the Panama reception
committee will board tha Charleston to
welcome ths Root party, which will land
at o'clock. .
The city la galjy dsuorated In honor of
tha America, aooretary sf state and Friday
aosg doclared a, hotftUr,
SEARCH FOR MISSING BANKER
Sedan. Kansas, t'usliler lin Dlaap.
eared Left f iTano Credit to His
8KDAN. Kan., (Sept. 20. 3ames T. Brad
ley, national hank examiner, opened the
vsult ot the People's National bank this
afternoon and found silver, gold and cur
rency to the amount of $7,7TO. He and ths
rest of the officers of the hank also ex
amined many of the note and securities
hold by the Institution mid reported that
they were all genuine, as far as they
could detect. A telegram this afternoon
from the Union National bank ot Kansas
City, one of thoc lowed bank's corre
spondent. Is to the effect that tha balance
there to the People's bank's credit is over j
112.0m. The New York correspondent has I
not yet lieen heard from. Stockholders J
and depositors alike are feeling more
cheerful tonight over the situation and It
Is the general orlnlon that the assets sre
ample to meet all obligation. In the ex
amination of the books It was discovered
that the absconding cashier. O. D. Stnllard,
drew 1700 on the day of his departure, but
that a balance of SI. 500 remained to bis
The nbove developments hnve made his
dlsappesrance more mysterious than nt first
and It Is now the opinion of many of the
depositors that his mind i." temporarily
..''balanced. There Is no clues to his
eenboua except, that the horse that he
-way Tuesday night has been found
esvllle. 1. T.
. 'leved that he boarded a south-
there Wednesday morning.
3MAN FILES SUIT
Petty aval Officer Wti Damages
, Because He Was Exrlnded from
a Dssre Hall.
NEWPORT. R. I., Sept. 30-Chlrf Yeo
man F. J. Ruenzle. stationed at the naval
training station here, brought suit today
against the Newport Amusement company
on account of having been refused admis
sion to a dance hall while In uniform.
liuenxle places Ms damages at $E0O. He
alleges that on September the sailor was
'then and there debarred from the equal
enjoyment and privileges of a licensed place
of public amusment and wrongfully dis
criminated against snd denied admission
by ths defendant solely on account of be
ing In the uniform of the United States
It was stated ,tonlght that Rear Admiral
Charles K. Thomas, commandant at the
naval training station, is' paying the ex
pense of Buenzle's suit, and it Is un
derstood ths nnvy department Is behind the
action. The writ ts returned October 2,
in the First district court for Newport
county. . .
CLEVELAND, O., Bept. 20. Suits for $500
damages were filed today against the
Humphrey company, proprietors of Euclid
Beach, by two sailors, Rexford Stouffer and
John O. Sonthelmer, of the United States
training ship Wolverine, who were ordered
from the dancing floor last week because
they did not wear white shirts or collars
with their uniforms.
PROMOTER MORGAN WARNED
Atteraer" General of Ohio 'Xlflee
Magsstr that Proposed Railway
Merger Is Illesul. 1
COLUMBUS, O., Sept. SO. Attorney Gen.
eral Ellis this afternoon took steps to pre
vent the proposed consolidation of the
Hocking Valley and the Kanawha Michi
gan railroads by mailing to J. P. Morgan
A Co. of New York.' who are financing
the merger, and Nicholas Monserrat,' presi
dent of the railroad companies, letters
notifying them that the proposed consolida
tion Is In violation of the laws of Ohio. At
the same time the attorney general notified
the secretary of state not to accept any
papers that the officers of the roads may
seek to file with him legalising the con
solidation. The attorney ' general. In his letter to
J. P. Morgan A Co., says the Hocking
Valley and the Kanawha At Michigan roads
are parallel and competing lines and cannot
lawfully be consolidated under the laws
of Ohio and declares that for the protec
tion of the rlghts'of the public and security
holders the matter should be determined
by the courts.
SCHWAB'S AUTO IS WRECKED
J. G. Srhmtdlapa of Cincinnati Badly
'Injured aad His Daughter ,
CINCINNATI, O., Sept. SO.-Tn the wreck
of Charles Schwab's automobile at St.
Marin de'Crolx. France, J. O. Schmldlapp,
president of the United Savings and Trust
company, of this city, was seriously in
Jured. and his daughter, Charlotte, killed,
according to a cablegram received here to
day. Mr. Schdidlapp, who la widely known
In financial circles throughout tha country
was touring France with his daughter and
Mr. and rMs. Lea Ault, in an automobile
belonging to Charles Schwab, former presi
dent -of the United States Steel company.
Seven years ago Mr. Srhrifldlapp's wife
land another daughter were killed in a
railway wreck In this country- His health
has not been good for soma months and he
has been touring Europe In tha hope of
regaining his strength.
CIMARRON RIVER IS RISING
Work Wreckage at Dover Bridge
Lost sight Of.
KINGFISHER, Okie.. Sept! 20 The
Cimarron river is rising rapidly and stead
ily tonight, and all work at the scene of
the Rock Island wreck st Dover bridae
has been suspended'. The rescue party has
lost all trace of the location of the two
coaches In the river. Both are thought to
be entirely imbedded In aand.
Most cf the injured have gone to their
homes. Three persons are still missing
Mall Clerk Gamble. Ctrcusman Littlneld
and Negro Porter Butler and are undoubt
ed! drowned. These, with the ilesth nl
a little boy named Sells of Payne. O..
from injuries, rnaks the death list four.
HIGGINS IS CANDIDATE
Friend of Governor of Mew York Aa.
aoances Course of the
BUFFAI.O. N. Y.. Bept. 0. -I a an Inter,
view published today, E. H. Butler, the
local Htgglns leader, is quoted as saying
that Governor Hlggins will be a candidal
for renomlnatlon at the republican atuta
convention next week.
"In my judgment, there will be no other
candidate before the convention," as said.
"Higgles is tha stag to lead the party to
LABELS MUST TELL TRUTH
Important Enlist by (ecritary Wilton on
Veat Im-ectios law.
NO MORE HOME MADE FRANKFURTERS
Geographical ' Terms Mast ot
Applied to Except la Products
Originating at Places
WASHINGTON, Sept. Hf.-Further rulings
In connection with the enforcement of the
meat Inspection law after October 1, next
were made public today by the secretary ot
agriculture and give an Idea of what
consumers are to expect hereafter when
purchasing meat products, particularly
canned goods. Anything savoring of a
false or deceptive name will not be toler
ated snd no picture, design or device which
gives any false Indication of origin or
quality will he permitted on any label, as,
for example, the picture of a pig appearing
on a label placed on beef producta or the
picture of a chicken on the label of a
von. I or pork product. .
Geographical names are allowed to be
used only with the word "cut." "type,"
"brand" or "style," as the ease mer be.
except upon foods produced or manufac
tured In the place, state or territory or
country named. For Instance, ."Virginia
ham" must be marked
'Virginia style j
ham." "Kngllsh brawn" must be English
style brawn," "Westphalia ham." must be
"Westphalia style ham." The word "ham"
without a prefix Indicating the species ,of
animal Is considered by Hie department to
be a pork ham. but trimmings removed
from the ham, and used In the prenaratton
Of potted meats or sausage or when used
alone, may be known as "potted ham" or
Mo More Home Made Frankfurters.
Frankfurter sausage no longer can be
known as such, but must be called "Frank
furter style sausage."
The rules clearly define what constitutes
pure lard, but prescribe that a substance
composed of lard, stearin, or other animal
fat and vegetable oil may be labeled "lard
Among the restrictions are the following:
"Picnic hams" cannot be called "hams,"
but may be called "picnics" or . "picnic
shoulders;" "Little Pig Sausage" may be
called "Little Pork Sausage." or "Pigmy
sausage." extract of beef must be actually
made from beef and veal loaf cannot be
called such unless the meal used Is veal
The same rules apply to other canned
products and manufacturers are warned
that the rulings do not exempt them from
the enforcement of otate laws.
Importer Flics a Protest.
The first case Involving the application
to foreign products of the new meat In
spection lav came up today before the
department of Justice when counsel for a
company of Switzerland appeared and made
argument before Assistant Attorney Gere-
eral Robb to show why thelf product should
not be subjected to the operations of the
law. Counsel stated -that this product,
which Is a bouillon, made at Kempttall,
Is in every sense a completed product when
hipped to tha'TJafted States snd the tow
pany has no slaughtering, packing, meat
canning Or rendering plant In this country.
nor Is Its product subjected to any ad
ditional ' treatment after Importation.
Therefore counsel asked the secretary of
agriculture for a . letter stating thaj the
article In question was not subject to the
regulation of the meat Inspection .law.
Assistant Attorney General Robb, to
whom Secretary Wilson referred this ap
plication, has taken ft under considera
tion. The decision In the ease will, it is
said, be of the. greatest importance to a
vast exporting interest In Europe and par
ticularly to the delicatessen trade.
OMAHA ROAD ON THE RACK
Manager Admits that Employes Drew
Salary and Expenses for Doing
ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 20. Charges made
by James Manahan. attorney for the Ship
pers' and Receivers' association, that the
Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis tt Omaha
railway spent money under the direction
of Its general manager. A. W. Trenholm.
to defeat the political ambitions of Senator
LaFollette of Wisconsin, brought the r
hearing before the State Railroad and
Warehouse commission to a sudden and
sensational close today. When Commis
sioner Staples moved an adjournment untH
tomorrow every one In the room waa on
his feet and alt the attorneys were talking
The excitement was caused by the testi
mony of Mr. TrenhoTm. who, on cross
examination' by Mr. Manahan, admitted
that ha believed that his road had paid
the salaries and expenses of some of Its
employes while they were absent from duty
engaged upon political work.
"Was It not with the object of defeating
LaFollette?" was the next question askod
by Mr. Manahan.
Immediately objections came In a perfect
shower. The commissioners did not regard
this as relevant to the hearing and Com
missioner Mills declared ths hearing ad
NUTMEG REPUBLICAN TICKET
Rollla S. WoodraaT Named for Got.
ernor In Connecticut and
Platform la Adopted.
NEW HAVEN. Conn.. Sept. JO.-Tbs re
publican stats convention named Ha state
tlrkst today as follows
For Governor Rollin 8. 1 Woodruff of
Lake of Hwrtford.
Governor Everett J.
Secretary of Stats Theodore Bodenweln
of New Haven.
State Treasurer Freeman F. ' Patton of
i'omp-t roller Thomas D. . Bradstreet of
Attorney General Marcus 8. Holcomb pf
i'angreHsnian-at-Large George JU Lllley
or v iieruury.
The platform, contrary to early fore-
I ,ook up nbr of stats Issues
that were the strongest planks In the dem
ocratic platform and stated the party's at
titude upon them.
JUDGE LINSDEY FOR GOVERNOR
Popular Colorado Jarist la .Komi
aated by Convention of
DENVER. Col.. Sept. tO.-Judgs Beg B
I.lndsey was nominated for governor of
Colorado at a convention of Independents
made up of republicans and others. The
matter of nominating an entire ticket waa
left to a committee to bo appointed by Ilia
chairman of ths convention, N. 8. Gandy
ot Colorado Springs. '
BRYAN. SPEAKS IN ATLANTA
Reception to Xebraakua la Hearty and
Cordial, hat Sot Wholly
ATI.ANTA, Oa., Sept. .-For one hour
end twenty minutes this afternoon Mr.
Bryan addressed an audience of about 7.000
peopln gnthered al the skating rink ot the
Ponce de Ion park. Hl reception was
cordial and hearty, but It was not wholly
enthusiastic or more than usually demon
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan arrived a t o'clock,
but were allowed to rest In their car Until
7:30, when they were escorted to the Pied
mont hotel. Breakfast ano Mr. JBryan's
correspondence and a private Interview
with Hoke Smith preceded a general recep
tion to the public, which cloned a busy
day. The party boorded the train at mid
night, leaving for' Birmingham, where
Mr. Bryan will speak tomorrow.
Mr. Bryan began his sAtires this after
noon after an introductltwi ty President
Lamar Hill of the Young Men Democratic
league. lie wished he could enter into
the appreciation of the prophesies of his
election to the presidency with which he
had been Introduced, but the experience
of past years, he said, took something of
the warmth of such appreciation. He was
not sure but thst he would be happier
as a private cltlsen than as a holder of
office, but he did not propose to await
the election to do his best for the demon-
racy. He took up Secretary Shaw'o
recent southern speech !on the tariff ques
tion and discussed them along lines to re
cent addresses. He reviewed the last ten
years of republican administration, de
claring them to have been of unparalleled
prosperity. The bounty of God had brought
circumstances foi which republicanism had
claimed the credit. President Roosevelt,
'the most conspicuous reformer, but not
the most advanced of his party," had done
several good things, but his inspiration, he
declared, came from that "source of all
good things the much despised democratic
Mr. Bryan's lttnerry after leaving At
lanta as first officially announced today
Birmingham, September 21; Jackson,
Miss., September 22 and 2t; New Orleans.
September 24;" Nashville, September 25
(day); Memphis, September 25 (night);
Little Rock, September 26; Indian Terri
tory and Oklahoma, September 27 and 28;
Kansas City, Ma.. September 29; at home
for rest In Lincoln, Neb., October 1, 2 and
Immediately after the conclusion of the
three days' rest Mr. Bryan will speak
under the direction of the democratic con
gressional campaign committee for four
weeks at such places as designated by the
WASHINGTON, Sept, , 20.-Ex-8enator
James K. Jones, twice chairman of . the
national democratic committee and the
manager of both the campaigns for the
presidency of William Jennings Bryan, has
written to Mr. Bryan advising htm strongly
to drop the subject of government owner
ship of railroads apd to take a firm stand
In favor of an enforcement of the law that
Is now on the statute books.
FORMER DELEGATE ARRESTED
St. Loals Maa Who pfered to Poach
r a raotajeoft -at Man. ,-','
ST. LOUIS. Sent. JO.-WUliam H. Ritter
of Denver.Colo., a former Wiember; Qf the
St. Louis house of delegates, who wrote
to Governor Folk last week ..volunteering
to coma ' here and ' testify regarding, the
handling of boodle money when he waa a
municipal lawmaker, was arrested last
night at Hannibal, Mo.
He waa on a Burlington train en route
to Denver.' The-arrest was made at the
Instigation of Circuit Attorney - Sager,
who telegraphed the Hannibal authorities
to intercept and hold Ritter on the charge
It la charged by Circuit Attorney. Sager
that Ritter attempted to extort money
from R. M. Snyder of Kansas City by
threatening to testify that Snyder gave
him boodle money to distribute when the
central traction' bill franchise- waa voted
upon. 'The caae against Snyder was dis
missed Tuesday and Ritter, . who had
come hre ' from Denver and kept ..his
whereabouts secret, was returning to
Denver when intercepted. He was
brought to St. Louis today and placed in
Eugene Sweeney. - who was identified
with the central traction deal as a pro
moter, and who conferred with Bitter
previous to the latter's departure yester
day, waa also arresed and. placed in Jail.
They will be ' held pending Inquiry into
BANDITS HOLD UP A TOWN
Michigan People Stand aad See Oae
Bank Robbed aad Another
GRAND RAPIDS. Mich., Sept. 20. Eight
masked and heavily armed burglars held
the people of White Cloud, a village forty
five miles north of here, at bay early today
while they rifled the Newayge County
bank arid attempted also to rub the bank
of R. Gannon & Son. The men rode into
the town of White Cloud between 12 and 1
o'clock, surrounded the buildings contain
ing the two banks and posted guards out
side, while other members of the gang
worked Inside. (
The interior of tha Newayago - county
bank was completely wrecked by two ex
plosions. The burglars got between t2,000
and 14.000 in rash. Dynamite was then
used to wreck- the Interior of the Gannon
bank, but while the cracksmen were at
work there the townspeople, wakened by
ths sxplosions, gathered until there were
so many of thain present that the guards
evidently decided It was not prudent
wait longer. They called out the men
working in tha bank before they could ge:
the safe open and, covering the citizens
with their guns, rode out of tows on
SAN FRANCISCO WANTS. HOTELS
Visitors at Goldea Cat Have Hard
Tims t Find Sleeping
' , . Rooms.
BAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 20.-A serious
situation faces ths rlty in. the lack of hotel
accommodations. Last night In eight of
the largest hotels not a room was vacant
and people were sleeping on cots In ths
Westbound travel has been exceptionally
heavy of late and people are Socking to
ths city from al over the country. . The
hotels have been besieged with telegrams
asking to reocrve accommodations.
At present no solution ot the problem
of housing ths travelers appears. Heveral
hotels have been planned, but their com
pletion is so fsr in ths future that they
cannot ba counted on to help relieve the
prsts of travel. , - , .
FEDERATION HAS TROUBLE
Internal Dineoiions Likely to Cans)
Failure of Political 0impai,
GOMPERS OPPONENTS HOLDING ALOOF
Commissioner of lmmtgratloa Sar
gent Doea Xot Feel Worried Over
People of Jtorthwestern States
Going to Canada. (
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Sept. 20. (Special Tele
grani.) The political campaign of the
American Federation of Labor threatens
to end in a fiasco long before the ballots are
counted In November as a result of fac
tional strife within the executive council
of the organisation. The executive coun
cil has been In session here this week and
It has not been harmonious. Politics has
been discussed and President Samuel
Oompero baa come in for a large measure
of criticism from some of the conserva
tive leaders, notably John Mitchell. head
of the United Mine Workers of America.
Mr. Gompera' . campaign methods. It Is
stated on good authority, do not meet
with the approval of Mr. Mitchell, Vice
President Duncan and other potential
lmces in the executive council.
The prediction ts made In Washington
that Mr. Gompers' days as president of 4he
American Federation of lAbor are num- I
bered. The factionalism In the federation,
which " la of long standing, has been In
tensified by Mr. Gompers' incursion Into
the field of politics and he Is marked for
slaughter by men who are anxious to
place Mr. Duncan at -the head of the great
est labor organization In the United
States. It is understood that Mr. Mitch
ell's ambitions do not lead in the direction
bf the federation presidency, but thst hs
would like to see Mr. Duncan, who Is
secretary of the Granite Cutters' Interna
tional union. In the pl-e. The discord
among these labor leaders Is expected to
have an adverse effect upon the success I
ot , the federation campaign.
In fact, it is stated that Mr. Mitchell,
Mr, Duncan and other labor leaders Iden
tified with the antl-Gompers faction Intend
to let Mr. Gompers and his friends run
the present campaign In their own way.
and when they have made a failure, as It
is expected they will this year, then a
formidable movement will be started at
the psychological moment to oust Mr.
Gompers from the presidency. Mr. Mitch
ell has told frends since his arrival here.
It la stated, that he will make no speeches
in this campaign. The federation was
counting on him to do effective work in a
number of districts in Pennsylvania, In
diana, Ohio and elsewhere.
Sargent's View oa Immigration.
F. P. Sargent, commissioner general of
immigration, returned to Washington today
from a tour of inspection along ths north
west Canadian border. Mr. . Sargent vis
ited a number of cities lying along our
northwest frontier,' merely, aa he said, to
become acquainted personally ' with the
men who have charge of Immigration work
there. Ha found the greatest prosperity
possible and a pervading element of Satis
faction which comes f roan prosperity rn'd
prom iso, of liurteattcd-rropa at Almost' every
variety which are raised In this great belt
of cereal production.
"Our Canadian neighbors are offering
considerable inducements to our young men
In Nebraska. Minnesota, the Dakotas and
Wisconsin .to cross Into their country and
take up homesteads, snd many of our
young men are taking advantage of it. It
la a case of 'westward ho' and the usual
spirit of unrest which actuates the younger
element in the west to seek new pastures
and fresh fields for their activities., I do
not think, however, any movement into
Canada can In any wise cause us alarm,
because for every one who leaves the
United States at least two comes from
some foreign country to take their places."
Markell Earoatc West.
J. E. Market of Omaha, accompanied by
one of his assistant superintendents. Jay
Burns of Lincoln, who has been In Wash
ington for the past few daya, left for the
wsst this morning. Mr. Msrkel and his
associate are returned from the south,
where they were interested in providing
food snd shelter for construction gangs
on the new line of the Illinois Central rail
road. , ' ;
Magooa Sails Taesday.
Governor Charles E. Magoon of the canal
zone advised the isthmian canal commis
sion today that hs would sail from Panama
next Tuesday and would Immediately come
to Washington. , -
Mlaor Matters at Capital.
The secretary of the Interior has executed
a contract with the Dead wood Construc
tion company, Deadwood, S. D., for the
construction and completion schedule of
the distributing system of the Ihterstate
canal, North Platte Irrigation project in
Nebraska and Wyoming. - The Deadwood
Construction company will receive $8,175 for
Stack S. Metcalf has been appointed post
master at Ellis, Minnehaha county, S. D.,
vice E. O. Harstad, resigned.
Rural route No. I has been ordered estab
lished November 1 at Ord. Valley county,
Neb., serving 510 people and 114 houses. ,
John H. Kramer has been appointed reg
ular and Henry Kramer, substitute rural
carrier for route ( at Remeen, la.
Civil service examinations wHI be held
October 24 at the following places for the
position of engineer and carpenter in the
Indian service at Winnebago: Nebraska,
Omaha, Lincoln, Grand Island; Iowa, Fort
Madison, Iowa City, Mason City, Sioux
City; South Dakota. Aberdeen, Deadwood,
Sioux Falls, Wstertown.
ESTATES UNITE IN SUITS
Largo California Comblaatloa Will
Teat "Earthaaak Clause" la
Policies of Insurance.
8A-J FRANCISCO, Sept. 20. The Exam
Inex says today that the Sharon estate,
California Wins Dealers' association and
Parrot estate hav decided to combine In
a $&00,OCO suit against the British Insurance
companies which, by reason of an earth
quake clause In the policies, are refusing
to settle their Ben Francisco losses in full.
The companies referred to include tha
Commercial Union,' Alliance. Palatine and
Norwich Union. Added to these are the
Indemnity snd Williamsburg City of (his
country, whose policies contain the same
provision, purporting to exempt them from
liability for loss caused by earthquake.
Damaged Boiler aa Object l-etios.
VALLEJO, Cal., Sept- .-The boiler
which exploded on board the gunboat Ben
nington in eian Diego harbor in June of
last year, killing sixty-five of the ships
erew. is to b shipped to Annapolis, where
It will be used st ths naval academy fur
Illustrative purposes In the Instruction
the mldjihlpmen for engineering work. Al!
four loll-ra of the ship have been re
moved. The Interior ut the exploded
boiler has been left In exsctly the sains
condition in which It waa found Inv
sneaiateljr attar the eiploaon .
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
Hour. Deg. Hoar. Dca.
S a. m...... 6T 1 p. m ?
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tt a. n H 4. m ..... T t
W a. m A3 n p. m ...... T
10 a. m Wl p. m OR
11 a. 4MI . T p. m n
II a tt p. in R.1
An. m tta
DOWLING TALKS TO STUDENTS
President ot C'relghtoa t'alverslty
Enjoins Pharmacy Pupils ta Re
member Moral Side.
The formal opening of the Crelghton Col
lege of Pharmacy, session of 1W-107. took
place Tuesday morning at the Edward
Crelghton Institute. Father Dowiing,
president of the university, gave the stu
dents an address. He called attention par
ticularly to the duties the students owed
to themselves and to their parents in
choosing right associates and of Identifying
themselves with those influences which
make for moral and spiritual growth. He
cautioned them against neglect of their
religious duties while awsy from home.
The many advsntages offered by the uni
versity In the way of library, debating so
ciety, musical associations and athlttlc
privileges were extended to the students
of the College of Pharmacy. Prof. Ikl
mund Thorp, Charles B.-Frlcke and Frank
H. Wormley will have charge of the reg
ular work of Instruction in the College of
WIFE LEAVES ON WEDDING DAY
Bride Quits Her Husband Just After
Ceremony and He Gets -Divorce.
Benjamin 8ulka was granted a divorce
by Judge Kennedy Thursday because his
wife left him on their wedding1 day and
has refused to live with him! since, though
he has repeatedly asked her to. They had
known each othe'f about a year and a
half, both of them living In New York
City. One day they went over to Jersey
City, N. J., and had the marital knot tied
without the knowledge of her parents. He
was a traveling man and had to leave on
a long trip on Ills wedding day. When he
returned to New York his- wife was with
her mother and she told him she would
never live with him.
Augusta W. Bailey has been granted a
decree of divorce from Latimer Bailey, a
fraternal insurance man, with $50 a month
alimony. She charged him with nonsup-
port and cruelty. They were married
twenty years ago and came to Omaha
about two years ago. '
MEN GET MONEY'S WORTH
Two Farmer's Satialted with Being
Flaed for Assaulting Oao of
A neighborhood quarrel with several In
teresting features waa brought' before -the
public gane In' tha court of Justice Altstadt
family -by 'the name of Utt.live oa adjoin-
There has been continual strife between
the two families for some time for differ
Mtt reasons, and It culminated a few days
ago, when ("tt stopped Wlpf's team as he
Was driving, while John Pa later, a sup
eon of Utt, assaulted Wlpf severely.
Wlpf had his two assailants arrested and
each was fined $5 and costs by Judge Alt
stadt Wednesday. Utt and Palster pleaded
guilty snd said they got their money's
worth with Wlpf, as Palster Is only a
youth. He said if the team of Wlpf's had
not run away they would have had even
a better time.
SOUTHERN VETS ENTERTAIN
Former Coafederatcs Servo Dlaaer to
Survivors of Wllder's Brigade
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Sept. 20. A no
tsble feature of the reunion of Wllder's
brigade of the Army of the Cumberland
was the entertainment given today by
confederate veterans. ..Camp Joe McCon
nelt. Union Confederate Veterans, of Ring
gold, Ga., wss the -host, serving a basket
dinner at the foof of the Georgia monu
ment on ' the Chlckamauga battlefield. N.
B. Forrest camp of this city was also
largely represented. Speeches were mads
by General Wilder, Congressmen Maddox
and Lee of Georgia and by, several ex
confederates. Survivors of the Iron brigade, made up
ot Illinois, Indiana and Ohio troops, held a
reunion today on Snbdgrass hill, where
they fought In 13.
CORTELYOU JfJN CANDIDACY
Says Ho Is Postmaster General and
When a Candidate Will
OYSTER BAT. Sept. 20. Postmaster
General Cortelyou. who came here today
to aee Prealdent Roosevelt on official bus
iness, when reminded that he had been
mentioned as a possible candidate for gov.
ernor of New York, said:
"You may quots me as saying that I am,
aa postmaster general of the United States,
engaged In efforts to Improve ths postal
serylce. When I am a candidate for any
other . office I will say so."
President Roosevelt, had as luncheon
guests today Archbishop Ireland and Arch
bishop O'Gorman of Sioux Falls, S. D. ;
Jacob A.' RMs. William A Whit and Hor
ace A. Knowles.
THAW INJUNCTION GOES UP
Justice McLean Sends Matter ta Re
carder Goer for Decision
I on Merita.
NEW YORK. Sept. 20. Ths motion by
counsel for Harry K. Thaw, to make
permanent a temporary writ prohibiting the
district attorney and grand Jury from
examining witnesses in Thaw's case, waa
referred to Recorder Goff In a decision
handed down by Justice McLean in ths
supreme court today.
"Further action," ssys the decision, "will
be deferred to afford an opportunity for
a motion In the same behalf before the
Interest on Honda Taxed.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 70.4-Interest
upon United Stales government bonds Is
taxable, whether those bonds -sre owneil
by an individual or coi iwratlun and
whether the Interest Is held in the form
! of a draft, check or money. This oVrNlou
has just been leached 11 y the I nlte.l bin Ira
supreme court In tbe :ase ef the Ifilwrnla
savings and lxian society against the city
and county of San Fraurlaio for ths re
covery of taxes paid under protest on the
luteiest of Sli,OU).0iA) worth of ponda.
COAL TRUST IN OMAHA
Hard and Tut Combine on Prioei Thro nek
the Local Exolant:.
SO SAY OFFICIALS OF THAT CONCERN
Testimony Given by ' Present and Fatt
Secretaries at Tronty't Hearing;.
SLABAUGH WILL MAKE USE OF EVIDENCE
Interstate Commerce Commission Takes
Union FaoiEo Case to Utah.
BRINGS OUT FACT OF TIGHT MONOPOLY
Through Officials of Company tt Is
Shown thnt Hnrrtmaa Corporation
Holds Tight Rein oa Small
Interstate (bommeree Commissioner C. A.
Frouty yesterday afternoon st 2:50 con
cluded the Omaha session of the Investiga
tion Into the methods by wiiK h the Union
Psclfle acquires Its conl lands and treats
Its -competitors In tine coal business, sfter
having unearthed remarkable evidence
tending to establish the fact. In emphatic
contradiction to recent assertions of local
dealers, that the coal men of Omaha main
tain a hard and fast combine, or trust, on
prices through the medium of their organi
sation, the Omaha Conl exchange. This
finding waa based on the testimony of no
less authorities than Walter Mills and H.
E. Ostrom, former and present secretaries
of that exchange, and tt was of such a
character as to havo elicited from County
Attorney Slabaugh the statement that It
will be most valuable to him In his search
for a coal trust through the channel ot a
Mr. Prouty came from Chicago to Omaha
and began the investigation, with J. T.
Marchand, attorney for the commission,
Wednesday morning. The Investigation was
adjourned to Salt Lake City next Monday.
In the two days' session here an enormous
mass of Information as to the methods by
which a powerful corporation nfiulrcs
more power and of how It exerta that
power toward weak competitors, struggling
for an existence waa produced. Wise
lawyers regard it as a most effective object
lesson. And what Is more remarkable Is
the fact that this Information was drawn
from pillars of the powerful corporation.
In a nutshell, the investigation brought
out the assertion by Attorney Marchand
for the commission that the Union Pacific
procured its coal lands through fraud; an
Impassioned denial of this by ' Attorney
Baldwin for the Union Pacific; testimony
by D. O. Clark, superintendent of the
Union Pacific Coal company, that employes
and officers of the company were used to
take-up sections of land; statements by
Randall K. Brown and other small mine
owners that they had failed to indue the
Union Pacific to afford them trackage fa
cilities; statements by Warwick Saunders,
a -smalt- competitor, that he had to allow
the Union PaclflO to dictate the price of
catt4a- order to l)v in business and thnt
I h cou'd not ' ", f ro1tt the
-they were heeded.
..The Investigation was originally aug-.
gested aa a result of the 'Union Pacific's
refusal In 1905 te grant certain trackage
facilities to the Sioux City - and Rock
Springs Coal company, an Independent con
cern, of which Warwick Saunders Is the
head, and whose mines are near the Rock
Springs mines of the Union Psclfle In
Wyoming. But Mr. Prouty says the in
vestigation will extend to much wider scope
than this single ease.
Evidence of Local Coal Trust.
Evidence was adduced Thursday morning
tending to contradict the statement made
by Victor White and published In an In
terview In The Bee a few daya ago that
there is no local Coal trust. Walter Wills,
forn-er secretary of the Omaha Coal ex
change, testified that the exchange .llxus
prices" in general; that Megeath, president
of the Sheridan Coal company, fixes whole
sale prices on Sheridan coal, and Viului
White, retsil prices.
He said no price fixed by the exchange
could be varied without consent Of the ex
chat go. Victor White, while not an ac
tive member of the exchange, waa, Wills
said, an houorary msmber. '
So far as coal along the Union Pacific la
concerned it developed that company did
all the fixing of prices. .
Ar other feature of the morning hearing
was that the ordinary bonus paid by the
Unlcn Pacific for coal land filings by its
employes was $20 over and above ths
filing fees, which were also paid by Ilia
Union Pacific, and practically all these
filings made by the Union Pacific Coal
company and railway employes were made
a the direction of D. O. Clark.
Tha statement that- the bonus of $10,000
for the Abbott quarter section of land was
paid to Warwick Saunders ss a commis
sion was modified to mean that, while the
money was made payable to Mr. 8aunde.is
by the Union Pacific, It was paid to him
to be paid to Mr. Abbott and Mr. Abbott
waa tbe sole beneficiary of the bonus of
itAivA .Kaw. . V. . mow .1 l J
ftvtww, .wti .ii. i.cii mm m vuiibiu-
eral'on for bia land. Saunders figured In
the transaction only as an Intermediary.
Wills Tells of Exchange's Methods.
Walter Wills was an Important witness
during the morning session Thursday, in
describing the methods ot the Omaha Coal
Exchange, he aaid: ' .
"The Union Pacific Coal company la not
a member of the Omaha Coal exchange.
The purpose of the organisation of the ex.
change was to advance the interests of sll
Ita members. The exchange made a uni
form retail price for all coals handled by
Its members at ths meetings of the ex
change except Rock Springs coal,
the Union Pacific Coal Company and rail
road ' making the price for - what
Rock Springs cosl shall . sell la
Omaha both retail and wholesale, as well
as Hanna and other coals produced alohg
the Union Pacific. No- other road under,
took to dictate ths prices of coal In Omaha
While I was secretary that I know of.
Victor White was an ex-ofrlclo member of
the exchange and he Invariably fixed the
retail price of Sheridan Voal !nthis city
without regard to tha exchange, while th
wholesale pries was fixed by Mr. Megeath
for Sheridan coal. All tbs coal dealers la
town were members of the Omaha Coal
exchange. I lisvs not a list of all the
dealers at this time nor have I a record of
their membership. .To my best reiolloo
tlon the members of ths sxchange wcio:
Cqutunt U Kqulres, Coal 1(111 company; CX
B. Havens company, Tom Collins
Havens, Nebraska Fuel company, t'nluu
Fuel company, Sunderland Bother.
lUrn.on, Weytli company, C. W. Hull coin,
pany, Nebraska Coal and Lumber comnut.y,
Rysn Coal company. Wells Lumber und
Coal company, Pittsburg Coal and Lime
compaay, South Omaha Coal and Ic
company, Hald aV Rice, John Schneider
weibd. and others, whoso name I cauaut
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