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VOL. XXXVI NO. 83.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNINH, SEPTEMBER 22, 190G-SIXTEEN. PAGES.
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CRISIS ON IN CUBA
Voderate Party OfTen . Ooaeesaione, bat
Liberals Hand Fat
RiPORT THAT PALM A WILL RESIGN TODAY
Beport that Congreumen and Senators
Will Do Liiewiie.
Five mope warships at Havana
Tneir Arrival 8emi t Hae So Iffect on
GUdRRA MARCHES HTO HAVANA PROVINCE
Ilia B.aoO Mea Form Janetlon with
l.iliiO of (umIIIo aid Cnattnae
Mnrch Toward the
HAVANA, 8-pt. 21 Peace for Cuba,
unless accomplished through American In
tervention, seems to be' further away to
night than when Secretory of War Taft
and Assistant Secretary of State ' Bacon
began negotiation to harmonise the oppos
ing; factlonr. The arrival today 'of three
I'nlted States hattleshljia and two cruisers
lu addition to those already here, has htd
little effect on the Insurgents in the Meld,
and when the leaders of the revolution
were apprised of the big squadrons presence
they greeted the Information' with Spanish
expressions to the effect that "they cannot
cqme to the bush."
A meeting of the executive committee of
tho moderate party was hastily summoned
this evening and It was voted unanimously
to accept whatever disposition' of the con
troversy Messrs. Taft and Bacon may de
ride upon. In the hopes that- such a con
tension will induce the liberals to yield
similarly. The latter, however, have as yet
signified no willingness to accept the de
cision of the American mediators. '
Palms May Heslara Today.
The rumor is abroad tonight that Presi
dent Palme, the members of his cabinet
and tha representatives and ''senator
elected last December will resign tomorrow,
thus Conceding practically all that the In
surgents have been contending for and
opening a way for a settlement without
American Intervention. But . President
Pulma declined to be Interviewed and other
members of the government stoutly denied
The American peace -emassarles tomorrow
will near what the commander of the In
surgent forces have to say. 'Borne of tha
ro coming from Santa Clara, Plnar Del
Rio and Havana province. If they persist
: In their demands, the conference will only
Increase the complications.
In a talk with the Associated Press to
night 'Secretary Taft spoke hopefully. Al
though some progress ha been made, he
said, no definite propram had been reached.
He told of the arrangement to meet repre
sentatives of; the insurgents and of his pre
vious healtncy to take this step, and said
that "something may come of if
Tha arguments of the leaders of both the
moderate and the UberaJe bav been sub
mitted and translated for future reference
by Messrs. Taft and Bacon, but the latter
said that nothing of a definite nature had
been suggested by a hurried reading of the
briefs. The mediators have sifted tha griev
ances ajid define them as a demand by the
Insurrectionists for new general election
and an absolute rejection of those demands
on the part of te government.
No Middle troand. . '
Messrs. Taft and Bacon have practically
abandoned hope of finding a middle ground
and fear that a decision In favor of either
would result in no'- more than temporary
tranquility far the, island.- It I their be
lief that American occupation Is the only
way to end the civil warfare, and it la not
denied that Intervention must be followed
by American sovereignty. Secretary Taft
has cabled to President Roosevelt regarding
the gravity of the sltuatlpn and Mr. Roose
velt la expected to dictate the future pro
gram. A demonstration nil made today by
armed, revolutionists within a mile of the
scene of the peace conference. General
A cost a, - with AUO Insurgents, encamped at
La, Lisa, west of Minister Morgan' villa
at Marianao and half a mile eastward war
rural guards, militia and mounted police. At
the Insurgent camp th. Associate Press wag
told that the object if the Insurgents lit
coming close waa t' aliow vJeeretary Taft
how completely Havana is in their grasp.
Pino Guerro's augmented force' Is only a
short distance away. He waa advancing to
encamp Just outside of Mariano when tha i
fact was called to the attention or secre
tary Taft. Mr. Taft. waa greatly displeased
and Be nor Zayas and Charles Herndon..
former postmaster of Havana, were die
patched to meet Guerra, with tlia result
that the latter turned, back. He will take
111 command ten or fifteen mites south of
Havana and . there await tha decision of
the American mediator.
Major Ladd Visits ttaerra.
In addition to the Zayas party. Major
Ladd of the United State arsny visited
Uusrra today. As the Insurgent marched
he carefully counted ' their force and re
ported to Messrs. Taft and Baoon their
exact strength. . Guerre s army is . well
equipped and lias better mounts than the
governmental forces, plenty of arm and I
ammunition and several machine guns. !
Senator Zayas haa ordered General del Cas
tillo to move his army away from Havana.
When the Inaurgeat were ordered away'l
from La Lisa Secretary Taft requested
General Rodriguea to withdraw the. rural
guards from Marianao and by tomorruw I
only the mountvd police will surround min
ister's Morgan's villa. ' . , - ,
The cabmen of ' Marianao are panic ,
stricken. They fear that the Insurgents
will coiitlsc-al their horse.' '. The Asso
ciated Press correspondent today secured a
cab to visit General Acoata only on hi
guaranteeing' to pay (or the' horses If they
wera taken. The correspondent was well
received .and wa' permitted to scrutinise
the equipmeut of the Insurgents. General
Acosta said that If the government was up
held by Meia. Tft and Bacon lit would
continue fighting for Ihe cause of the Inaur-.
Menus. Tnft'snd Bacon received today,
besides the American cotnmltU. gecretnry
Montalvo, .Chief r( the Rural'Guards Rod
riguea.' General Freyre Andrade.-Vice Pres
ident Mendel Capote. S Alfredo- Zayas
nd several bankers and commercial men.
' tiaerro to Havana Province,
At mid lav Pino Guerra with t.suO men,
l.iu of whom wAre unarmed, with Ave
hundred extra horse entered the province
f Havana, camping t Calniito. twenty
mile from Havana. Friday night he .ef
fected a Junction with Brigadier General
I'astUo, who haa 1,S0 men and all resumed
the march toward Havana. , At I o'clock
(Continued on Seund PaeJ
CASTELLANE divorce case
Impression Prevail that Caaal Will
Try Delay lal
PARIS, Sept. 21. While no move ha yet
beert made by the count' lawyers, the l
torneya for- the Countess de Castellsne evl
dently anticipate an attempt on hi part
force a delay in the trial of the di
cane, which haa been fixed for Oct?'.
unless the creditors' attachment '.-J .
previouely aettled. The count K N if"
willing to take every advantage-. .
desire of the countess and the Gould I
to make sacrifices to avoid further Sto- j
tor let y and scandal, but It I sitU doubt
ful, whether iha price is not too high. It
turn out that the bills piled up by the
fount's creditors are very numerous. While
the exact total is not known, the amount
Is authoritatively descrtned. as "fabulous."'
In spite of the pre-nuptial settlement, the
French law regards the msrrlage pariner
shlp as making husband and wife equally
responsible for the household expjnaes and
debts. The attachment proceeding, how
ever, do not belong to this cla!. They are
almoat entirely for money borrowed from
isurers at ruinous rate, and consequently
they could be legally resisted.
The count has another lever. In the dis
position of the children, who. under the
law. are French citizens and subject to
military service. He ceuld enter a plea
before 'the French court that If the chil
dren were given Into the custody of the
mother they- might be tsken beyond the
Jurisdiction of France. Such action would
doubtless result In the Imposition by the
court of restrictions embarrassing to the
countess In the future. If the creditors' st
tachment Is settled out of court ths count
Is not expected to make a defense, and It
I believed that, the divorce will be granted
October 17. Otherwise It la anticipated
that the1 count will trump tip a cause for
TELLS OF NOVEL OPERATIONS
Sara-eons la Germoay Icsrs of Trans
fer of Parts ttetweea Llvlng
STUTTGART. Sept. 21. Prof. Carre of
Breslau gave yesterday to the Congress of
Natural Investigation and Medicine, now
In session here, tha result or his experi
ments In transplanting blood vessels and
organs from one body to another. This is
the subject which attracted so much at
tention at the meeting of the British Med
ical association held In Toronto last Au
gust, when Dr. Agarrell of tha University
of Chicago read a paper giving his experi
ments in the same Held.
Prof. Garre described the case of a 4-year-old
boy suffering from cretinism who
had portions of hi mother' thyroid gland
transplanted to his spleen. The , child,
after nine months, la developing normally
and can walk and talk.
Prof. Garre narrated successful experi
ments in the transplanting of blood ves
sels fr-m. one living animal to another. He
also transplanted blood vessels from ani
mals that had been dead for an hour and
a half to live animals.
The professor declared that while tt waa
Impossible to ' transplant large blood ves
sels from a living human being that blood
vessels could be taken from, freshly am
putated limb and transplanted to. eases
where' lug tumor had been removed or
where otherwise the tlelng up of large
blood vessels resulted fatally for the part
of tha body fed by them. Prof. Garre de
scribed also the transplanting of kidneys
from one animal to another, the replanted
organ performing its function perfectly. ,
NOTABLES ARE COMING . WEST
Army Officers Returning from Ger
many and Sir Thomas Ltptoa
. Will .Visit.
- IjONDON, Sept. .-Brlgadier General
Thomas H. Barry and Brlgndler General
W. P. Duvall have come here from Ger
many, where they attended th maneuvers.
They , had arranged to sail for home Sep
tember !, but having received order to
return a soon as possible, they are now
endeavoring to secure passage on one of
the liners sailing September 22. They hava
not yet been successful, but as the steam
ship companies ar exerting themtelves to
make room, they possibly may succeed.
Sir Thomas Upton and Mr. and Mrs. T.
P. O'Connor aalled from Liverpool today
for New York on the Celtic. Generals
Barry and Mills, a number of yachtmen
and other were present at the station to
bdl Sir Thomas farewell and urged him to
arrange a race for th America cup before
ho ret urned. , Sir Thomas promised to dis
cuss the matter of another challeaa-a while
In New York and said he hoped it would
be possible to make the arrangements. . In
talking with an Interviewer, Sir Thomas
said that while he could not say anythir.g
more definite, he thought It "very probable
that there will be another race.". Friends
of Sir Thoma ar satisfied that he will
Issue' a challenge during his stay In Amer
ica. General Barry and Duval! eventually
secured accommodation on tha Zealand,
sailing from Antwerp September 'A A an
Indication of the haste of their departure
they are leaving behind them their fam
ilies and their aide.
t. Petersburg; Police Think
' , Have Mea Who Plot Csar's
'. Deatk." ,
i8T PETERSBURG,' Sept. 21.-According
t the ,. aewspapers. th mysterioua auto
mobile which the police have been trailing
for several weeks. In the belief that it be
longed to revolutionists and was - bong
used M a, base for a terrorist vonapiracy,
hna been seised In t ha vicinity of th pal
ace of Grand Duke Nicholas Nichalale
vitch. at Peterhof. The machine bore a
false number . The passengcra Were armed
and could not properly' Identify themsolvc.
This ' automobile wss tint observed at
the military maneuvers at Krasnoji Selo,
which the emperor attended. An order was
then issued to capture the machine and
two soldiers, who attempted to detain It,
were- met with . revolver shot: The ma
chine got 'awe y. Last, week It a p pen red in
SU- Petersburg, repainted, and passed re-
peatedly , under the ' windows of , Premier J
niniypui apartments in me vt tnier' palace.-
It again turned up at Peierliof ' dur
ing th funeral of General Trepofr. "' The
most daring exploit of ihti machine la re
ported to have occurred at Tsarskoe Selo,
where 'the Motorists ar said to have
crashed through a fence surrounding I lie
14 1 tie palace and made a rapid trip through
the enclosure and out agttln. presumably
la rehearsal for an attempt on the life of
the emperor after his return from th
present cruise In Finnish water.
Saala Bsaeets Heir.
. SAN SEBASTIAN. Sep't. tl It la iimi-
officially announced that th queen of
Bpaia la In aa InterestlnaT condition.
ARMY IS READY FOR ACTION
that Departruoat Nat Bankinc
lH Peace Euraors.
INURVi-UION IN CUBA
s, Which Halt Jaat Completed
AO Aaaaal MaaeaTcre, Said to
o la Vbe Finest of
tFrom a Staff Correspondent.)
gram.)-Official In the War department!
are not so sure of peace in Cuba, as re
flected by telegrams to the press fomlng
out of Havana. In fact there has been
more uctlvlty in the massing of troopa
for early movement In. the laat two days
than has occurred at any time since the
close of the Spanish-American war. North
western troops, particularly, In the Depart
ments of the Missouri and Colorado, hav
been ordered to hold themselves In readi
ness for an early movement. The Depart
ment of the East in already under orders.
Infantry .and cavalry posts having par
ticipated In- broad Instruction school , at
Mount Gretna, Pa-, under Major , General
Fred D. Grant being In the pink -of con
dition for an early movement.- Through
out army circles ; here ther Is a feeling
that peace in Cuba will be brought about
only by American Intervention.
Fostofllee Site Held I p. -Clarlnda,
la., to which the last con
gress granted an appropriation of $40,000.
provided site -was ' donated. Is called upon
by the Treasury department to make good,
hut the people of Clarlnda are not dis
posed to give away their property, so it
Is said at the' Treasury department, and
Just at present, with an 'election about to
be held. Representative Hepburn has re
quested that' the supervising architect not
send a special agent to Clarlnda until
after election. The colonel doe not de
sire to stir up a public building site quar
rel on the eve of election and as a result
It will probpbly be some month befor a
public building aite in Mr. Hepburn' home
town Is chosen by the Treasury depart
Baalaesa of Latnd Ofllee.
The commissioner of the general land
office laaued a statement to the effect that
the total receipts of his office for the fiscal
year ending June 80, 1908, were $7,685,423, an
Increase over the preceding yenr of $667,712.
The total area of the land disposed of was
19,431.187 acres, an increase of 2,374.666 acres
over the preceding ftncal year. There were
isb.us nnai entries ana selections rau pi
the various local land offices during trie
fiscal year, an Increase of 31,107 over the
preceding year. Ther were 61.361 patents
if all classes Issued during the "year. i
WOMAN MURDERESS NSANE
Widow of Holy Roller CrefHeld nod
. Esther Mitchell Ordered De-'
ported from Washington.
. SEATTLE. Wash., Sept. ' n. Superior
Judge Frater today ' ordered Eether Itlt
chsll and Maud - Hunt CrefBeld.' charged
with murder In' th first degree for the
killing of " Geo'rga - Mitchell., deported 7 to
Oregon' by the sheriff. The"" order of the
court waa made upon the report of the
Insanity commission that both women were
Insane. The sheriff Is directed to turn 'I
the - women over to' the superintendent
of the Oregon Insane asylum. Prosecuting
Attorney Macintosh, through his chief
deputy, denounced the Insanity commis
sion and demanded that the women be
tried. Judge Frater,' however, atruck their
cases from the trial calendar.
Prosecuting Attorney Macintosh will ap
ply to the supren.. court 'for., a writ,
prohibition preventing the deportation 'of
the women. He will wage a fight' In the
supreme court to, compel Judge Frater to
try them.' Tha women are being deported
under a statute presented by the laat legis
lature providing that insane persons , who
are not legal . residents of the state may
be taken by the sheriff, to - the place
whence they . cams. , i ' .
.. The. superintendent 'of th Oregon Insane
asylum cannot confine the' women without
a legal order from the Oregon oourts. -This
will necessitate a hearing- In Oregon. The
women, If not . found Insane In Oregon, will
have to be liberated. , . -
FATAL FIRE IN TACOMA
Womaa sal To Ma; Missing la Dis
trict Swept -by' the
TACOMA, . Sept. Jl.-Flr which burned
with terrific rapidity .destroyed property
last night valued approximately at $150,00v.
As a result one woman la believed to hav
lost her life, while two men are unac
The property' laf waste by the flames
Include ' th Tacoma , Eastern railroad
depot and freight warehouse and tour
freight ' cars, Jh Puyallup avenue bridge,
a large ' Jlvery atablt building, a saloon,
restaurant and three dwelling houses. In
the livery stable ' were over 160 horses,
many of them, of blooded stock. Less than
half a docen escaped., - .
' The woman believed to' hv lost her life
la Mrs. - Peterson. . wife of the . restaurant
keeper. ;:)' ...... . ..
The body of Frank Krause was' found' In
the ruin today. '' ".',',. , ',
Flve-of ' th horses burned " were valued
at $30,000. .They were: Joe Wondtf , pacer,
with a record"; of ',:08; Dannie lj, . paejr,
with a record of '., Llewellyn, trotter,
with a mark of S:10, and Max W.-a green
pacer, all all - owned by Captain George
Thomas, a turfman of .Buffalo,-N. Y., and
the famous coach horse, 1 Apropos, owned
by Laughlln brothers of Columbia, St.
Paul and Kansas City.
FARMER .COMMITS t SUICIDE
Henry Leslie, Sr.,' of ghabert, De
v spoaejoat.. Ends His Life '
wltk - Raaor,
RULO. Nek, -Sept. 2l.-(8peclal.)-Ncw
reached here ' this . morning that Henry
I sr., of Shubert, Neb., aged 70 years,'
died' at his Ijomt yesterday from ' self-inflicted
wound, which-he had -made the day
before with a ' rasor that he 'had carried
front- ihe house to a shed on the hack end
of' Ms lot. Not returning to the house In
a reasonable length of time, his wife -became
uneasy and starched lor him,-finding
him with his throat cut. ,
No cause for the deed can , be assigned,
unless his advanoed ago, accompanied with
poor health, caused hint to tire of life.-
Mr. Leslie waa a well-to-do -farmer, who
had retired from his terms Avo year axo.
He owned two good farms east of town,
free from encumbrance. - He a highly
respected church member 'and a resident
of . th Shubert neighborhood for forty
COUNTY ATTORNEY IN TROUBLE
alt lke Official Mast Ihsn taaae
for Fal1r Drmai4
SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. .-Parley P.
Chrlstrnecn. county attorney of Salt Lake
county, today was cited to appear on
Wednesday next In the criminal division
of the itate district court before Judge
Armstrong and show why he should not
direct the Issuance of a warrant for the
arrest of Joseph F. Smith, president of
the Mormon church, on a charge of sus
taining unlawful relations with one of
his five wives.
The cltstion 'was issued on the petition
of Charles Mostyn Owen, who h-i been
active In gathering testimony against
Senator Smoot In the proceedings before
the United States Senate committee on
privileges and elections. On September H
Owen appeared before a Justice of the
peace and swore to a complaint, .making a
statutory charge against President' Smith.
The comptslnt wa based upon the fact
that on May 31 last. President SmVh's
forty-third child waa Vmyn to Mary T.
Schwartz Smith, the Mormon's fifth wife,
at her home In this city.
As witnesses to the fact the complaint
cited the four other wives of President
Smith and several apostles and lcadera
of the Mormon chorch, Including Benalur
Smoot and Governor .Cutler. Under the
law the warrant could not be laaued ex
cept on the approval of the county attor
ney. The complaint was permitted lo
reat In the county attorney's office without
action, but It was commonly understood
that there would be no prosecution of the
Mormon president by direction of the
county attorney. Friends of Mr. Chrls
tensen charged that the filing of the com
plaint was an attempt on the part of the
anti-Mormons' to embarrass him ,ln his
candidacy for the republican convention
for congressman.- Mr. Christensen was de
feated for' nomination In yesterday's con
vention by Congressman Howell. " , ..
BRYAN SPEAKS - IN ALABAMA
Sebraakaa .Talks of Goveramont
Ownership of Railroads at
' BIRMINGHAM. Ala., Sept. a. The re
ception o'f William J. Bryan In Birming
ham today fell short of the attendance that
has marked his former visits to, this cltjp.
The returned traveler wa greeted cordially
along the route of the parade, . but the
crowd were much smaller than expected.
Mr. Bryan waa delayed nearly two hours
In reaching the city by a small wreck at
Iron City, Ala., so - that the carrying out
of the program here made hi stay strenu
After ihe parade he wks tendered a lunch
eon at which covers had been laid for 300.
Fallowing this he spoke at the Bijou the
ater. There were evidences of old-time en
thusiasm 'for he 'waa greeted by a warm
demonstration, and at the close the cheering
amounted to little short of an ovation. His
three principal topics were: . The - govern
ment .ownership of railroads, the., filching
of democratic platform Ideas by the .re
publicans and the proposed Independence
of 'the Philippine. , ' ., .
- "Some hav said that the president has
stolon some of our thunder," said the
speaker." "My1 one regret Is that he took the
poise without the lightning." Mr. Brysn
suggested that the democrats should take
out a patent on their platform. Regarding
government ownership, he said:
- All I ask is that when you criticise my
glatform you know what you are crltkising.
ome people, when they can't answer an
argument, misstate It. I am afraid that is
what has been done with regard to what I
said In New York. I suld that I favor ef
fective legislation, but that If the law can
not be applied then I- favor government
Following the speech at the Bijou Mr.
Bryan addressed the workingmen at Geld
er's hall. A public reception was later
tendered at one of the leading hotels. At
dinner he and Mrs. Bryan were entertained
by Colonel and Mrs. John W. Tomllnson.
Mr. Bryan and his party left at 10:20 oVlock
for Jackson, Miss., where they will Hpcnd
Saturday and Sunday.
BAILEY REFUSES TO - TALK
Texas' Senator Will Not Dlseass His
. Alleged Dealing; with OU
- , Trust.
'8T. LOUIS, Sept. 21,-United States Sen
ator Bailey of Texas arrived today from
Washi:gton, on his way to his home at
Gainesville, Tex. He declined to say any,
thing regarding the movement of the Harris
County Good Government club of Texas to
defeat his reflection. "What t . have to
say regarding that," he said, "will bs
said . when I get to Texan and on . the
stump, not In the newspapers." -
Senator Bailey also declined to talk about
the suit of the state of Texas 'against the
Waters-Pierce Oil company, which waa Bled
yesterday by Assistant Attorney General
Llghtfoot at Austin, to oust the company
from the state and to collect penalties ag
When asked if he hsd anything to-say
about the charge made, by H. Clay Pierce
In the Gruet suit that lie engineered the
deal to reinstate the oil company In Texas,
after it had been ousted once before, Sen
aotr Bailey said:
- "You can Just say that I refused to be
Interviewed upon any subject today. I am
not talking politics at all today. I am
Just here on my way to my home at Gaines
ville, Tex., from Washington, a and" aa the
morning fast trains do not run to my home
I 'am compelled to stay In St. Louis until
3 o'clock tonight. - My visit baa no polit
ical or business significance." -
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Captala Thomas L. Rhoadea, largtss,
,, Assigned to Daty at Fort
- t "i Crook. .
' i- . '
'From a Staff Correspondent. 1 '
n WASHINGTON. Sept. 2l.-(Spcclal Tela
gram.) Colonel John Van R. Hoff. assistant
surgeon general. Is relieved from duty a
chief surgeon,'' Department of tbe Missouri,
to ; take effect in time to enable him to
take transport from San Francisco on
November 6 for the Philippines,, where he
pill report to. the commanding general' of
the Philippines division for duty.
' Captain Thomaa L. Rhondes. assistant
surgeon. Is relieved from duty at the West
Point 'military academy and will proceed to
Fort Crook for duty. ' .
'First ;Lleutenaut John F. Ready,-Fifty-fourth
infantry, Iowa National Guard,' 1
authorised to attend and pursue a regular
course of Instruction at the garriaon school
t Fort Dee Moines.
i The First National hank' of A I Ion. Neli.,
haa been authorised to begin business with
$.000 capital. Kd F. Gallagher Is president,
K. J. Mack cashier and T. F. Birmingham
vice president. -''
P." J.' 8tlle has been appointed letter
carrier at .Cheroke and" C. M. Heetchen
at Davenport, la.
SMITHS XUILTY OF PEONAGE
Charier M. Smith, Son and rite Tananta
' Ooarioted at Cape Girardeau, Ho.
HEAVY SENTENCES FOR PRINCIPALS
Each la Given Penitentiary Sentence
and Fined ' f-1,noA aad Costs
j Motion for Sew Trial
CAPF.j-GIRARL'KAU.. Mo., Sept. 21-The
Jhi-v 'Inuhc Smith i-uae tod.iy returned a
verdljrt-pf guilty sgalhst Charles M. Smith
nnd-Charlcs M. Smith, Jr., nnd the five
tenants of thcrr farms on the eleventh,
courf on the pcon.-ige case. (
!:Tll clrventh count of the forty-four In
dictments refers to John Reed, the negro
who was with Roosevelt In Cuba and
escaped from the sh.ick on the Smith farm
h'y( sawfhg his way through the floor at
nlglrt. He was the strongest negro witness
for the government.
When couft opened this morning Judge
Pollock called in the Jury, which had taken
up Its deliberation where It left oft last
night. He told the Jurors that they must
get a verdict In a case which hod cost the
government so much. He pointed out the
apparent stumbling blocks In the evidence
and, in. connection with the testimony given
by a negro, who testified to everything for
the defense, especlnlly that he hnd placed
the looks and rhnins on the ihacks the
morning trfat the I'nlted States marshal,
Morse made the raid. He n!d the Jury
knew what it believed and he knew what
tho Jury would do with that particular evi
dence. ' v
Judge Krum objected to hie remarks on
the points, stating that lie. should let the
Jury do It own deliberating. Judge Pollock
surprised him by plHlnly stating that 'h
did not believe the negro's -testimony and
did not believe the Jury would, since it had
been disproved by a reputable white phy
sician. Judge Pollock overruled the motions for
a new trial and In arrest of Judgment, and
then pronounced sentences as follows:
Charles M. Smith, three years and six
months in the penitentiary at Fort Leaven
worth. Kan., and a fine of $!.0n0 and costs.
, Charles M. Smith. Jr., two years In the
piltentlary and a fine of $5,flnt) and cost.
BAn Stone and Ben Fields, each one year
and six months and $100 fine.
W. I-ee Rogers and William Woods, each
(two years and elx months and $100 fine.
fioyd wood 8, two-years ana six montns
and $100 fine.
Under Instructions from the court, James
Smith and Rex Smith were acquitted.
SECRETARY RCOJ IN PANAMA
Head of State Department Addresses
National Assembly' la Special
PANAMA, Sept. 21 Secretary Root
landed, from the United States cruiser
Charleston today. The streets were crowded
and Secretary Root was cheered all the way
from the station to the American legation.
Secretary Root called upon President Am
ador, who returned the Visit at once.
' The national assembly met in special
senaion this afternoon . in honor ', of " the
visitor. ' Secretary Root, addressing , th
national -assembly, said that tho Varied
States, th first nation whloh recognised
the republic (f Panama, would always re
tain - a keen Interest In the preservation
of Panaman ' Independence. At tbe close
of the session Mr. Root went to the presi
dential palace where he was introduced to
government officials and members of - the
diplomatic corps. More than 2,000 public
school children paraded before the building
In Mr. Root's honor. General Maajoon gave
a banquet at the American legation, after
which Mr. Root attended a reception ' by
President Amador. Secretary Root will
leave Panama tomorrow morning to Inspect
the canal gone..
WASHINGTON, Bept. . Acting, Secre
tary of 8tate Adee today received a cable
gram from John Barrett, American minister
of Colombia, now at Panama, stating that
Secretary Root had arrived and. he expected
to leave Panama In about two days for
Cartagena, where they will have a confer
ence with President Reyes of Colombia and
the minister of foreign affairs of that coun
try. '' It Is expected they will discuss the
negotiations for the resumption of friendly
relations between Colombia and Panama.
COCKRELL ON RATE REFORM
Commissioner Reeommead lalform
System of Aceosallag, Tartar
t Form and Rales. .
WASHINGTON. Sept. 21. Regulations
tending to secure uniformity In the conduct
of the varloua transportation companies
engaged in interestate and foreign com
merce. In the - opinion of Commissioner
Cockrell, of the Interstate Commerce com
mission, will prove the most effective
method of executing th railway rate law.
Commissioner Cockrell said today that for
sons time he ha had In mind four' proposi
tion which would accomplish the desired
results. These are:
First: A uniform system of reporting, ac
counting, bookkeeping, etc. i
Seoond: Uniform classification through
out the United States and territories.
Third: Uniform forms of the schedules,
rates, tariffs, charges and rules.
Fourth: The requirement that the rail
road shall perform the entire work of trans
portation of freight from place received
to place of destination.
In explaining his position Commissioner
Cockrell saJd that only todayv he had an
Inxtance of where there are four aeparVte
rates between two given points. Some
doubt ha been xpreised, he seM, with
regard to the requirements of the law with
respect to uniform claMlflcations. but he
said that the commission had Information
that every railroad In the -United States,
except one, hss signified willingness to
comply with a regulation of that kind.
NO CONTEST ON SAGE'S WILL
Meees 'aad Nephews Doable . Their
Allotment aad' All Are
at Pease.' '''..-.
NEW.TORK, Sept. 21. Senator Brackett
announced this (Friday) morning that ther
would be no' contest of the Russell Sage
wilfy Th senator intimated that d flnan
rlifl settlement hsd been efferted. but - ho
refused to give out any " Information re
garding It.' He said that one of the 'attor
ney for th estate would give out a state
ment regarding It later: - . '. , '- .
It Is understood that under. the settle
ment the twenty-five nelcea and 'nephew,
who were left each $IS,0o0 under the will,
are to receive $50,008, while the minor heir,
Edson T. Coonrad of Watervllet, N. Y ,
will receive $ia.60. ;
The' will waa admitted to probate with
Distillers Declare Dividend.
NEW YORK. Sept. tl.-The Dletlllers'
Securities corporation today declared a
quarterly dividend of 1"4 per rent as com
pared with a pievioua quarterly, dividend
of I per cent.
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Forecast for Nebraska Fair Batarday
1 CrUla In Ihe Affairs of Cuba.
l alted States rmy is Ready.
Mlssoerl Men Uallty of I'eonaae.
Town I Wrerked by Dynamite.
Slabaaah Loaded la t'nnl Case.
rope of the Rlslht-Hoar Order.
.1 Vm from All Part of Nebraska.
4 Sporting; Events of tbe Day.
5 Packet Line I n the Mlaseert Rlur.
t'ommerelal Review of the Week.
Mapaslne Rna by the Writers.
T Kebraska Grain Crops Kaormoaa.
Title to Saleable Property Bad.
. Locomotive F.nnlaeers Want Ralae.
Affairs at South Omaha.
It Republicans I.Ike the -Ticket.
Railroads May Compromise Tea.
12 Omaha Looks Good to nele Hen.
1 Financial aad Commercial New.
IS Council Rlaffs and Iowa Xews.
Temperatare at, Omaha Vesterdayi
Hoar. Den. Hoar. Pes.
R n. m CH i p. m T4
41 n. ni rVH ' a p. m TT
T a. m nt J p. m TS
em ft . 4 p. m TO
a. tn u n p. m.. T4
10 a. m fU H p. m TS
11 m AO T p. m TO
hi m. .
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FAIRBANKS TALKS IN CHICAGO
Vice President Deliver Principal Ad
dress at Laying; of Coart
Honae Corner Stone,
CHICAGO. Sept. 21. Vice President Fair
banks today laid the corner stone of Chi
cago's new county building, which, when
completed I to be the largest court houBe
In the world. Tonight he In to be the guest
nf honor at a banquet given by the Board
of Commissioners of Cook county at the
Previous to the exercise attendant upon
the laying of the corner stone, a military
parade in which four regiments of the
national' guard and the naval reserves par
ticipated, passed through the down-town
streets. The vice president wss warmly
greeted by thousands of spectators. . At the
laying of the stone, addresses were made
by the vice president, Governor Deneen,
Mayor Dunne and President Brundage of
the Board of County Commissioners.
-.President Brundage presided at the
banquet in the evening and about 500 promi
nent men were present. Besides the vice
president,, the speakers- Included Lieuten
ant General Corbln, Governor Deneen,
Congressman Philip P. Campbell, Kansas,
and Congressman William Alden Smith,
The address of the vice president wa
In part as follows:
As our population Increases, an our In
dustrial Interests expand, there is a dis
position upon the part of some to divide
the people Into cliques and classes, nnd to
excite antagonisms between them. This In
inimical to the general welfare. Those
who regard a wholeaame advance through
out, the Community and. throughout the
state, can have no hospitality for persona
who seek to create dlvlHlons among us and
to engender antagonistic feeling.
We should seek to .cultivate a fellow
feeling and strengthen the bond of sym
pathy and sentimenta of-greed rallownhlp.
throughout the community. - " -- ' :
We meet here, not aa political partisans,
but as Americans. We are not In entire
accord with respect to the wisdom of gov
ernmental policies, but we have a common
desire to promote the welfare of our
countrymen and the honor and glory of
the republic. We may differ as to the
means, but we do not disagree aa to the
end. and the end la the development of the
best cltlsenshlp snd the most powerful
government upon this earth. We take pride
in the development of our country: In its
growth In trade and commerce. We view
with the utmost satisfaction Its mighty
powers at home, and the prestige which
It haa achieved in the uttermost parts of
the earth. We are proud of many things,
but proudest of .all of the fact that while
our country has grown In material power,
while iu commerce at home and abroad
has reached flgurea which baffle the im
agination, we find our chief glories In the
respect for ,law and order which abides
with the people and In the sense of Justice
and 'righteousness which pervades the
hearts of our countrymen wherever floats
the flag of the republic, a-flag which Is
Ihe symbol of American progress and the
guarantee of American liberty.
HENRY ROBINSON IS DEAD
Mali Who Famishes Cash of Omaha
Lincoln Electric Line Die
AKRON, O., Sep. 21. Henry Robinson, a
widely known banker and manufacturer of
this city, died today of heart disease. lie
leave a, fortune estimated at over $1,000,000,
which la represented by interests in many
business Institutions here.
Mr. - Robinson at the time of. his death
was at the head of the enterprise of build-in-
an electric Jin between Omaha and
Lincoln, Neb. ,
Mr. Robinson was furnishing practically
all the money for the construction of tho
Lincoln A Beatrice Railway company nnd
Is estimated to have Invested about $JU0,
000 to date In buying right-of-way and
construction of the road. Whether Mr.
Roblnson'a heirs will continue the work
started by him time will have to tell. Some
valuable land - haa been bought by Mr.
Robinson west and south of South Omaha
and his holdings here ar all very valu
able. : ,
This statement come from P. E. Her,
projector of the road, who did not know
of Mr. Robinson's death until Informed by
The Bee. t . m
TORNADO STRIKES MINNESOTA
ho Lives Lost, bat Mack Property
Destroyed la Storm hear
SPRINGFIELD. Minn.. Sept. Xl.-Kleven
buildings were destroyed or damaged in a
tornado which swept over this section of
the state yesterday, doing damage to the
amount of $1,000. No live wera lost,
though many people narrowly escaped seri
ous injury. ,
Many tree ware uprooted and ' grain
stacks tn the path of the twister were
swept away like so many bits of paper.
The storm was accompanied by a heavy
rainfall, which amounted to . almost a
cloudburst. The precipitation was the
heaviest in this section for years.
Colonel Cody Malls Today.
BRUSSELS. Bept. 21 Buffalo Bill's Wild
West show closed a four , years' tour of
Europo with a performance here this aft
ernoon. Colonel Cody, will sail from Ant
werp tomorrow, the rest of the troupe
and the .material following October . to
commence the last America a tour of the
show before the retirement of Colonel
Cody. .', ' ' .
' Traasatlaatle Iteamer Jkairoaad.
HAMBURG. Sept. a. The Hamburg.
American line steamer Bleucher, from
Hamburg- to New York, has ran aground
in the Elba. Assistance la vtiug kdl
TOWN IS BLOWS UP
Eniinesa Portion of Jellica, Tena, Dam
aged bj Drriatnita Explosion.
TWELVE PERSONS KNOWN TO BE DEAD
Ofer 200 A re More or Leu Injured hj
REPORT HEARD FOR TWENTY MILES
Two Hotel and Number of Retail Etoraii
WAREHOUSES AND RESIDENCES WRECKED
Carload of Giant Powder on I. A N.
Truck Kxplode 'with Awful
'' Force Inquest oa Victims
JELLICO. fenn., Sept. :l. -Twelve death,
the Injuring of scores of other persons and
Ave hundred thousand' dollars damage to
property were caused here today when a
carload of dynamite standing on a track
near the Southern railway depot exploded
with a report that was heard for twenty
miles. Buildings were shattered In thf
business section of the town and nearly
every piece of glass within ' a radius of
one mile of tho scene wa broken.
GEORGE ATKINS, lineman for the East
Tennessee Telephone company.
JOHN COOK, car Inspector.
WALTER RODGKRH. clerk for Unite
Cold Storage warehouse.
JOHN GORDON, colored.
JAM US SHARP, colored. ,
JAMF.8 I.OVETTE. aged 12.
IDA RAY N B, aged 1 years.
JOHN HOCHMAN. I.
'One body remains unidentified, making
the total twelve. There Is a poeslblllty
that other bodies may be recovered from
.Over Two Hundred Injared.
Elgteen persona . were seriously Injured,
among them R. D. Baird. president of tho
National bank of Jellico and mayor of Jet
llco, who was cut on the neck. About 30u
are less seriously injured.
The freight car, belonging to the Penn
sylvania railroad lines, contained 160 boxes,
or 20.000 pounds of high explosives, con
signed to the Rand Powder company at
Two causes are asslgned for the explo
sion, one Is . that three person were
shooting at a mark on the car, and that a
bullet entered the car, causing the explo
sion The other Is that while the car was
standing on a side track a carload of pig
Iron was switched against It snd that th
Impact caused the explosion. ,
Jellico Is situated on th Tennessee-Kentucky
line, about sixty miles from Knox
vllle, the main business portion of the town
being on the Tennesaee side. Two lines of
railroad, the Southern and' the Louisville
& Nashville railroads enter It. The depot
of the Southern, which- was located near
thn scene of the explosion, wa wholly
wrerked. Two hotels, the Olm,rirnanri
the Carmathtan, -were badiy wrecked, the
third story of the latter being wholly
' Maay Balldlaas Destroyed.
Mark Atkins, who was asleep tn a room
on the third floor of the Carmathian at
the time. Is one of the moxt seriously In
jured. Business houses were badly dis
figured and stocks of goods ruined. whllo
residences suffered severely, windows and
doors being blown out In houses one mile
Among the buildings totally destroyed
were the Armour Packing company's ware
house, the Jung Brewing company's ware
house, the Pinnacle Brewing company's
warehouse, oil tank and warehouse of the
Kentucky Consumers Oil company, and the
Standard Oil company's wa rehouse. ' Be
sides the two damaged hotels the Jellico
Furniture company's building collapsed and
the stock of the Smith Drygoods company
was practically ruined, although the build
ing which It occupied, the Cumberland
opera house, the finest structure tn Jellico,.
escaped with little damage Fulty twenty
other Arm suffered losses, but they occu
pied small buildings.
Iaqaest Are Begun.
Rescuers began work soon after the ex
plosion and medical aid waa asked of Knox
vllle, which sent a ,doen physicians to
administer to the wounded. The holding
of Inquest over the bodies of the victims
wa begun this afternoon, but wa not
Mayor R. B. Balrd laaued a circular notl-
fylng the public that all persons found
on ' the streets after 8 o'clock tonight
would be arrested unless they were owners
of buildings or slock of good or ageula
Many people are homeless as a remit
of th disaster and almost every chimney
was destroyed. Cooking cannot be don
In any of the houses. .
Soma estimate made tonight on the loss
of life extend the number of victim to as
high a forty, but It la believed that this
I gross exaggeration.
It 1 the most serious disaster In the
history of tho east Tennessee mining sec
tion since tho terrible explosion In th
Fraterville mines in 11)02, when 184 miners
lost thejr lives, less than twenty, mile
from tho seme of today's explosion.
FATAL . WRECK IN MONTANA
Fear Persons Said to ' Be Dead la
Collision oa Great ,
ST. PAUL, Sept. 3.-A brief report wa
received at th headquarters of tho Great
Northern railroad toluy of a rear-end cel.
lUlon at Cut Bank, Mont., in which two
stockmen, whose names have not been re
ported, Roadmaster Dlnton and Brake,
man CrlU'hell were killed. The caboose
and 'two freight cars of the first train were
wrecked and caught file. The tral-is 'wry
eastbound. The collision occurred about U
o'clock laat night.- Further details ar lack
ing. Kffeet of y-teat Fare.
NEW HAVEN. Conn.. Sept. JJ.-An cull
mated yearly loss of nearly f?U.0OO to the
New Tork, New Haym A Hartford Rail
road company as a result of reducing its
passenger- rale 2 cent per mile several
months ago already has turned Into actual
gain In gross receipts, a compared with
other ytars, through an Increased voluu.e
of business. In addition to the reduc
tion of passenger rates the tariff on coal
to New England points was also reduced
to a flgurf which, on tho old voluuio of
coal business to New England points,
would have resulted in a yearly Ion of
$160,000 to the railroad, company. Receipts
to date Indicate that not only has this
estimated loss been overccme, but ther
will be an actual galu over other yima.
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