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The Omaha: Daily
VOL. XXXVI-XO. 85.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MOUSING, ' SEPTEMBER 23, 1906-TEX PAGES.
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STLNSLASD. TO TELL
De'sultinc President of Cbicatre Btats Bank
Beatbei Hew York.
WILL PLEAD GUILTY TO FEW CHARGES
Hs 8aji if Ofer $103,000 it Mi.iiic
' Casuist Hsrine Took It
CONFESSION WILL IMPLICATE OTHERS
District Attorney Hu Kames of Aooued
of Sharing: it Loot
WILL BE TAKEN TO ' CHICAGO TODAY
So Attempt Will Be Mad t
Fight Extradltloa Proceeding
Attempt "at Salela
NEW YORK., Sept. 24. Under arrest by
New York detectives, Paul O. Btensland.
former president of the Milwaukee Avenue
tttate bank, Chicago, who stands Indicted
for heavy embeEXtements from that Insti
tution, arrived In New York tonight, lie
wan taken from the steamer Prim Adal
bert, on which ha yame from Morocco, to
which country he had fled after wreck
ing of the bank, and according;' son,
Theodore Btensland, he will pt. a''11
to several of the charges' brought.. it
diensland has made a complete coi.
lion, according to Aaalatant State' Attc,
now Olaen of Chicago, who went to Tan
gier, Morocco,, to take the former bank
ufflclal Into custody, and In his confession
he Implicated other prominent Chicago
. itien. Attorney Olsen declined to name
Theodore Btensland, who gave out an of
fcial statsmcnt for his father, declared
i hut the latter had made no signed con
fession, but that he had admitted commit
ting certain offences which constitute em
bcsxlement under the Illinois laws.
T6 some of the Indictments for embeizle
raent his father would plead guilty, he
aid, and Iri the case of the others he
would turn state's evidence and Implicate
others Who should be indicted In connec
tion with the failure of the bank..
Stole . Oulr 9400.000.
Btensland made the further statement,
according to the son, that If the shortage
In the bank was over 1400,000 the money In
excess of that amount hud been taken -by
Henry W. Herlng, the former cashier of
the bank, who was jointly Indicted with
Btensland on charges of stealing over
$1,000,000 from the bank and for forgery.
Btensland arrived In New York weak
physically and showing mucin evidence of
the strain which has attended his extraor
dinary flight through many countries, his
desperate but Ineffectual try for freedom
down the West. African coast and hla final
capture In the Moroccan city of Tangier,
from which place the United States author
Ities were- permitted to remove, him by the
government of Morocco, . 1
Xher -' , ,affecUnssetln .between
father-' and aontn board the tng Cath
erine Moran, which the prisoner boarded
at Quarantine. '
- Btensland denies the report that he tried
to commit suicide while in Morocco. He
ays. that a sudden fainting spell was
Interpreted as an attempt at self-destruc-tlon
by . the Moroccan soldiers.
Btensland was removed to police head
quarters tonight and - It was planned to
keep him there until tomorrow, when he
will be removed to the district attor
ney's office and later formally turned
over to the Chicago authorities and taken
Starr of Steaalaad's Flight.
While father and son were In conference
Attorney Olsen was telling of the capture
of Btensland at Tangier and of how per
sistently Btensland had labored to reach
soma place where the arm of the law was
not a menace. Hs told of the harried
flight from New York to Gibraltar, the
passage to Tangier, Morocco, the refuge
den in the mountains of Spain and then
the return to Gibraltar. There the fleeing
official boarded the German steamer Olden
burg which was bound for the Canary
Islands, but which was stopped by a pur
suing steamer before It reached. Its destina
tion. The Oldenburg put Into Tangier.
where , Its captain purpoaely delayed for
three days pending the settlement of the
case 1 of his paaaenger, Btensland. Then
followed the arrest of Btenaland on a
street In Tangier and his final decision to
waive extradition rights when he found
that the Moroccan authorities had agreed
to allow his removal.
, Many others Implicated.
"Btensland went to Tangier," Mr. Olsen
said, "because from hla experience as a
sailor many years ago he understood that
Tangier was not a treaty soil and that
he would be perfectly safe, there'.
"Btensland came to me," the attorney
continued. "He talked freely about the
bank and all Its affairs and Implicated scv
eral men In the wrecking of the bank. I
cannot name the men he referred to, but
their name will come out at the proper
time. I believe that he will do everything
'pwssible In winding up. the affairs of the
institution. With reference to the Elra
wooi cemetery stock. Btensland said he
considered, it valuable and that be hoped
to get it soon from a certain man whose
name ha gave me. The Block has fig
ured somewhat in the discussion of the
Part af Blata Placed aa Herlag.
Just before the boat reached the city
the younger Btensland gave out state
ment 0 behalf of bis father. He said:
My father Is exceedingly sorry for -the
depositors of the bank If they I dm any
money, but he doe not believe they will
lose unless soma one else is doing a whole
lot uf crooked work.
My father will examine the Indictments
which have been returned against him and
hs will.-plead guilty to such of these as he
thinks he should plead guilty to. More-
over he will turn state's evidence In the
cufs of other Indictments and be will lm.
plicate all those persons who should be
Indicted, lit la not guilty of forgery, he
aaya. but he will offer a plea of guilty to
those Indictments which In a general way
are baaed upon technicalities under the
Illinois statutes, which within -the meaning
of the law constitute the crime of em-
"Hal Mr. Btenaland made a confession?"
the sob wa asked.
''No signed statement whatsoever," was
the reply, "but be has talked on several
occasion with Mr. Oiaen."
"Is there anything to say," the young
man wa aaked. "with reference to toe
same af the persons whom your father
a 111 Implicate as being guilty?"
"Nothing but this," .was the answer.
"My rather aays that if the shortage of
the bank h) over ItOO.OOO everything in es
oaaa of that figure has beta Ukca by
Cashier Herring. Furthermore he declare
thai ka tut atatt this anacluaivtlv-'
CORN PALACE IS OPENED
lasts Dakata's el Harvest Festival
Is la Fall Swing at
MITCHELL. 8. D., Spt. Jt.-(9peclal.
After three weeks of exceeding herd work,
a portion of which was discouraging by
the bad weather, Mitchell's corn palace is
again ready, for the opening, which oc
curred today. The Immense auditorium
stands resplendent in Its dress of corn.. Its
towers topped off with wheat and qnt
heads, and the whole being a magnificent
tribute to the agricultural productions of
this great state of South Dakota. The dec
orations on the exterior of the building,
the south and weat sides being covered, are
superior to anything yet accomplished by
the decorator, A. Rohe, of Lawrence, Kas.,
and he has decorated every building ulnce
the Inception of the palace, since 1892. Into
figures intricate has been worked yellow,
red. white, squaw and strawberry corn,
the shading of which Is a work of art. as
the figure is finished off. Much of the dec
orations run to strong contrast In colors,
the red being mixed with the white and
yellow corn as to make the combinations
very striking. Diamond-shaped figures,
with Navajo effects, squares, blocks, nilod
In with four-leaved clover, abound In great
variety. It has taken over 2,000 bushels of
corn, raised In Davison county, to dec
orate the building on the outside, while a
large quantity Was used for decorating in
side the building.
One of the big features of the palace Is
the county agricultural exhibits, fourteen
counties, representing the central, south
ern and northern portions of the state.
The palace will remain open until Satur
day night, and the twenty special trains
running into the city on the Milwaukee
the Omaha . roads during the week.
chell will entertain an Immense num-
tt ' visitors.
. . thrnn. .f - 1,1-4 In III.
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ok'V "e this afternoon for the opening
exerc which consisted of an oration
by President Nicholson of Dakota Wcsleyan
university and the welcome address by
Mayor O. L. Barnson. The Kilties Scotch
band played. Great enthusiasm was ex
hibited by the large audience. Thl even
ing the attendance was larger than at the
opening, with the arYival of the east and
south trains which brought additional
visitors.. The street attractions were given
for the first time this sfternoon and the
street contained an Immense crowd. The
weather for- the opening day was ideal.
OMAHA Y. W. C. A. RANKS THIRD
Only Two Other Associations la the
Taltcd States Oataaaaber
The real working force of the local Young
Woman's Christian association, about 100
women, who make up the, several commit
tees directing the work of the Institution,
met Monday evening at a tea In the as
sociation rooms In the Paxton block, and
later for an hour's discussion of the year's
work. The dining room was resplendent
with flowers and pretty gowns and there
was a table for each 'of the several com
mittees. ' A brief program followed the
supper, 'Mrs. W. P. Harford, president .of
the association, being the , first speaker.
Her announcement that he Omaha, associa
tion' had realised' Its ambition' for. 2,000
members and had gained- art additional
twenty-two. which places H. fourth In point
of numbers., in the 1'nlted States, was
greeted with enthusiasm. The Los Angeles,
Detroit and Harlem associations alone are
larger than the local organisation, and as
the Los Angeles association counts each of
its sustaining members as five, the Omaha
organisation is really third. -
Secretary B. C. Wade of the Young Men's
Christian association waa a ' guest of the
evening and spoke on the value of efficient
committee work, and Miss Bernlce Rose
gave a reading. During the evening T. R.
Kimball, architect, brought in the plana
for ' the new association building to he
erected at Seventeenth and Howard streets
and they were enthusiastically examined..
Bids for contracts for the building
will be advertised for as soon as the
working plans are ready, which will be
about October 1. The elevation plan waa
posted where all might see It and was sur
rounded all evening. The building Is to he
Venetian Gothic In style and probably wilt
be of red brick, with white trimming, that
being the architect's Idea. It Is to be com
plete In every detail and when finished will
be one of the finest association buildings
In the country.
JELLIC0 ASKS FOR ASSISTANCE
Towa la Two States Needs Help as
Resalt af Dynamite Ex.
CHICAGO. Sept. SI. The mayors of
Jelllco, Tenn., and Jelllco. Ky., have ie
quested the Associated Press to pub;ish
an earnest appeal for aid for the people
of the town which was practically ruined
by a dynamite explosion last Friday. The
appeal says in part:
The gravity of the situation in Jelllco,
Ky., la more appalling than we at first
anticipated. We at first decided to de
cline the offers of outside asslstanoe that
have come to us from all parte of the
country, but now, appalled at the destruc
tion that has been caused and the suf
fering that has followed, in the name of
the people of Jelllco we declare that con
tributions of money or other material as
sistance will bo gratefully received. Con
tributions ma y be sent to D. D. Scott, re
corder of the city of Jelllco, Tenn., or
Frank Snyder, clerk of the town of Jel
WE I GEL RETURNS WITH BRIDE
Chief Clerk to Master Mochaatle Tartl
Gets Wife Oat la
W. C. Wei gel. chief clerk to Master Me
chanic Turtle of the "Union Pacific, wired
from Cheyenne Monday that he was ' re
turning on No. 4 double-header. Thereby
hangs a tale. Mr. Wei gel was one of the
men who received a .substantial promo
tion under the recent change at the ahops.
Prior to that time her waa traveling ac
countant for the Union PaclOo. and while
on one of his trips met Miss Buelah
Heger at Cheyenne, where she resides.
They were married Monday and are re
turning to Omaha, where they will re
side. BAEHR GOING BACK TO CUBA
tailed tatas Coaaal at Cleafaeaos
Cats Ihari His Vacation Owiag
la Praeoat Trenble.
Hon. Msx. J. Baehr, United States consul
at Clenfuegoa, Cuba, was in the city a
short time yeoterday. lie is on his way
back to his post, having cut short his vaca
tion, which ho was spending at his home
In Nebraska, on account of the trouble that
is now disturbing the Island. He had not
been recalled, but felt bis duty call htm
to bo at his post m .
NEGROES KILL POLICEMEN
Three AtltnU Patrolmen Shot from
Ambnih Sear Olnrk Unmnitj.
THREE OTHER WHIT; MEN REPORTED DEAD
Kearro Takes from Jail at Eaatpolnt
ad Lynched amber af Dead
Still Remains a Matter
ATLANTA. Ga,. Sept. 24. Despite ths
peace of the clay, the feeling of anxiety
felt and expressed by many cltlsens ap
pears at a late hour, to have been realised.
Although only meagre reports have been
received. It Is confirmed that three county
policemen riding along their beats In
South Atlanta, near Clerk university, a
well known negro college, were ambushed
from an alley with the result that Police
man Heard and another officer, name yet
unknown, were killed and the third officer
was shot fatally and Is dying at Grady
hospital. Still another policeman Is re
ported missing. Policemen, -who are
mounted, with a squad of militiamen, are
pursuing the negroes Into the woods. The
rasualltles on the other side are not
At Howell's station, three miles west of
the center of the city, the railroad opera
tor has been killed, and another man In
the office either has been killed or wounded
The city marshal of Englewood was
shot, but not seriously hurt, while trying
to arrest a negro tonight. Other similar
rumors are heard, but lack confirmation.
City Qolet Daring Day.
Today passed without serious trouble In
the race difficulties here. The authorities
felt so confident that they have the situa
tion well In hand that an order dismissing
five of the companies of state militia that
were ordered here to assist the local com
panies of the Fifth regiment.
The militia were withdrawn from the
downtown streets today and sent to me
armories for much needed rest.' They are
on the streets tonight, patrolling the en
tire city. 1 The saloons have been closed
all day, by order of Mayor Woodward,
and will remain closed until further or
ders. The city schools opened as usual today
and with an attendance almost normal.
Some white pupils of the State Street
school were stoned while on their way to
arhool, but a squad of police gave protec
tion. Police have been stationed at each
of the schools. Orders also were issued
today prohibiting the sale of fire arms
or ammunition without the written order
of the military authorities.
JfesT Lynched at F.astwolat.
The lynching of Zeb Long, a negro, at
Eastpoint, a suburb eight mile south of
the city, early today has furnished the
most exciting event of the last twenty
four hours. Long was arrested Sunday
night charged with disorderly conduct He
had threatened the marshal of the town
and appeared to be prepared to carry out
his threats. He was taken from the East
point Jail, a flimsy structure, after mid
night and was hanged In the 'wood half
a mile from the town.-' No reliable par
ticular ot tlM "lynching, aurve bsrtnade
public.'-' V v . .
The courts have taken a hand in con
nection with the riot of 'Saturday night.
In the city police court today Judge
Broytes 'Inflicted the extreme sentence of
the law on six young white men charged
with Inciting to riot, giving each thirty
days In Jail and binding them over to
the higher courts under $1,000 bonds. The
grand Jury today brought' In true bills
against two negroes charged with assault
wltfi Intent to criminal assault on two
whole women. Both assault occurred
within the last two weeks.
In anticipation of possible further trouble
Mayor Woodward today issued an order
that all boys under 21 years must keep
off the streets after I o'clock at night.
The number of dead aa the result of
the riots thus far is Mill -a matter of. un
certainty. The police have the names of
five negroes known to have been killed
and one unidentified dead negro la held
at an undertaker's office here. The re
ports are that more than these have been
killed, but their names and the time and
places of thrlr deaths are not known. The
list of wounded is a long one and several
of these are expected1 to die.
DOUBT AMONG DEMOCRATS
Day Preceding New York Convention
Finds No Progra m Oatlined
. for Wtrk.
BUFFALO, N. Y., Sept. 24. The day pre
ceding the democratic state convention
finds the party leaders still apparently as
widely apart as ever as to the head of tha
ticket. A aeries of conferences which ex
tended far Into last night were adjourned
without any definite conclusion being
Five candidates are most geuerally spoken
of today, with an equal number more re
motely mentioned -as possible candidates.
The supporters of William R. Hearst, al
ready the nominee of the Independence
league, claim hs has th largest number of
District Attorney Jerome of New'Tork
held a number of conferences today
with some of the arriving delegations and
his followers. Including Mayor McClellan of
New York City, declare they are entirely
satisfied with the situation.
NEW YORK. Sept. 24. Following a
meeting tonight of the general committee
of the Municipal Ownership league, th
organisation which last fall nominated
William Randolph Hearst for mayor of
New York, It was announced that the or
ganisation had abandoned the leadership
of Mr. Hearst and would nominate a com
plete state ticket to be voted at the com
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
largeoa Grieve af tha Navy Ordered
ta th Oaaaha Reerattlas;
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Sept. 24. (Special Tel
egram.) Assistant Burgeon C. C. Grieve.
United Btates army, has been ordered to
duty at the navy recruiting station In
Omaha, relieving Passed Assistant Bur
geon J. F. Murphy, who has been ordered
to the "Georgia" for duty.
Rural carriers appointed: Nubraska
Tecumseh. . rout , Aubrey B. Cooper,
carrier; George T. Goodman, substitute.
Iowa Falrport. rout 1, Julius Welsch,
carrier; Mary Welsch. substitute. '
Postmasters appointed: Ioaa R.ds,
Harrison county, William R. Bhaifer,
vice T. J.-Cocbrao, resigned. Wyoming
Archer, Laramie county, Rodney O. Daley,
vice Thomas C. Sherman,' resigned; River
side, Carbon county, Alice R. Poryani,
vioe George Q. Perem, realjaed,
CANNON SPEAKS IN SEDALIA
Illinois Statesman Dlaeasaee l.afcor,
Paaama, Canal aad TnrlsT
" SEDALIA. Mo.. Sept. 14. The republi
can campaign waa opened In Pedalta to
day by Speaker Joseph O. Cannon and
Congressman James E. Watson of In
diana. There- were two meetings, Mr.
Wataon delivering the principal address
In the afternoon and Mr. Cannon speaking
John Welborn of the seventh Missouri
district introduced Mr. Cannon, who spoka
for an hour and a half.
Mr. Cannon dwelt particularly on. tha
labor problem nd Its relation to the
building of the Panama canal. He de
clared that the labor peculiar to the'
climate nearest the equator was necessary
and said that the American working man
had no business there; tliat he could not
live and. If, by chance he did live, he
would not make money at the wages paid
and the cost of subsistence. The tariff
question was touched very lightly in Mr.
Cannon's address. He endorsed the ad
ministration policy in every respect nnd
made Jt plain to the republicans of central
Mlasdurl that the issue of the next cam
paign bad already , been made up. There
can be no other issue for' the democrats
than a sweeping condemnation of the poli
cies that have brought -thla country the
most bountiful prosperity and have earned
it the respect of the world, he said.
8T. LOUI8. Mo., Sept. 24. Speaker
Joseph G. Cannon passed through St. Louis
this morning on his way to Bedalla, Mo.,
to begin a campaign speaking tour
through the state. . '
"I 'am not a candidate for the presi
dency and there 4s no such a bee In my
hoad," said the speaker. : "When the next
republican convention meets it will look
over the records of the men and will name
the best man.
"I am out to do what I can with my
little mite toward' electing republican
membera of congress to assure a repub
lican house, for If the house is not re
publican there will be little, chance for a
republican candidate to bo elected presi
dent." When asked about the Cuban situation.
Speaker Cannon said:
"Of course it would bo bad taste for rue
to say anything about the, situation In
Cuba with the secretary of state and the
president handling tha situation. The
United States will see that Justice is
done and the trouble ended;
"I think that Cuba Is large enough to
take care of Itself and could end 'he
trouble If the right steps were taken.'
STEAMERS RETURN TO RIVER
Kansas City Celebrate Flrat Trip
af the Lora to St.
KANSAS CITY. Sept. 2t-Wlth the blow
ing of whistles, the clanging of bells and
the glad acclaim of thousands of persons
who had gathered at the river shore, the
return of steamboat traffic on the Missouri
river, after a lapse pf more tban a decade,
-was celebrated today when the steamer
Lor a. laden with freight from Bt. Louis,
docked at the wharf in thtt city.
Every-tonal craft, orrir- pretension went
several miles 'down- th river tov act as at
escort for the -Lora, and the appearance
of' the fleet, wlfh- ttie frelnbter .in the lead,
was the Signal for one of the most genu
ine outbursts of enthusiasm ever occasioned
by any event In the commercial life of
this city. The successful trip of the Lora
under th most unfavorable clrcumatancea,
the river being exceptionally kw and its
channel unexplored for several ears,
proved conclusively that the Missouri is
a navigable stream.
The movement to Inaugurate a boat line
on- th Missouri river originated In this
city four months ago and grew out of
the fight of Kansas City merchants for
reduced freight rates. All of the com
mercial and civic bodies of this city have
aided in the development of tha plan, and
the towns between here and Bt. Louis have
given their hearty ro-operatlon. Many of
these towna have no railroad facilities and
tha new boat line will afford them their
only means of transportation. . Regular
traffic will be Instituted on the river be
tween here and Bt. Louis Just as soon as
suitable boats can be obtained. .
JAPAN MAY GET -CONTRACT
Two Damaged PaclAe Stenaaers May
Be- Seat to Orleat fo
BAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24-The Call
says today that Instead of being; brought
to San Francisco for the repairs necessi
tated by the accidents Which have recently
befallen them, there Is a likelihood that
the liners Manchuria and Mongolia of the
Pacific Vail Steamship company will be
taken to Japan and placed in dry dock
there. The question of selecting the port
for repairs la now under consideration by
the officers of the company and their direc
tion will depend largely on the report of
the temporary board of survey, which will
examine Into the condition of th vessels
upon their arrival at Honolulu.
' The damages received from the rocks of
Rabbit island, where the Manchuria went
ashore, and Midway island, where the Mon
golia was stranded, are extensive on both
liners and th loss to the Harrtman inter
ests, figuring In the cost of repairs and
tonnage, will approximate $1,000,000.
STEAMER IN A WATERSPOUT
City at Sydaey Haa Alarming Ex
perience la Storm Ot
BAN FRANCISCO, Bept. 24. The Exam
iner says that by a miracle the Paciflo
Mail steamer City of Sydney escaped wreck
In a huge water spout off the Mexican
'coast, near Aoalpulco, last Bunday morn
ing. As it was, the water spout struck the
stern of the ship, wresting away stanchions
and awnings and terrorising the passengers,
who' were awakened by the shock of the
burling waters. Yesterday the City of
Sydney reached port and those on board
told of their experience.'
It was shortly before 4 o'clock In the
morning that the water apout hit tha ship.
Unnoticed by the lookout because of tha
darkness, the column of water suddenly
: loomed up within a few feet of the stern.
which it swept with the rapidity of a whirl
FIERCE FIRE IN KANSAS
Bias from Kataral Ga at TBk
Damage Urge Opera Haas
TOPEKA. Kan.. Sept. U-A fir that
started in the four-story Crawford opera
house building In Kansas avenue front aa
explosion of natural gas threatens to
spread, to adjoining property .
LAND FRAUDS NEAR ALLIANCE
Alleged Cofsn!ra:T Untarthed by Federal
Officials in Chicago.
POLICY PROMOTER KING ARRESTED
Windy City Ganbler Alleged ta Have
tjlattoa Boa-na Title to Sevea
Sectleaa of Nebraska
. CHICAGO. Sept. 24. An extensive
scheme of land frauds In government
landa in the vicinity of Alliance, Neb.,
was unearthed heiVoday and Patrick J.
King, for many years the head "policy"
promoter of Chicago, waa arreated on a
charge of being the ringleader. For
three months secret service operatives
have been at work In Chicago In connec
tion with the existence of a company said
to have been organised for the purpose
of Illegally obtaining title to homesteads
in Nebraska, and today the first arrst
was made on complaint of Secret Service
Operative Robert Hobba of Washington.
Subornation of perjury was the speclila
charge on which King was arrested. He
was arraigned before United States Com
missioner Foote and released on 12. 000
bonds until October 4.
It Is charged that King, with a number
of other men, has used aged civil war
veterans and their widows to further their
scheme of obtaining title to vast tracts
of land In Nebraska. King Is charged
with having fraudulently obtained title to
seven sections of land from as many
Agents of King are said to have per
suaded former soldiers to file claims on
the land, after which they were lnduood
to sign contracts to transfer the title to
King. The prospective homesteader was
then given railroad fare to Nebraska and
his expenses paid. When the title was
cleared tha land was turned over to King.
The land filed upon la of little value at
present and Irrigation waa relied upon to
make the scheme profitable.
King's case will have to be transferred
to the courts of Nebraska for trial be
cause the alleged fraud was committed
there. King demanded and waa given a
PRESIDENT AIDS SAILORS
Coatrlbatea Money to Faad Being
Raised to Enforce Their
OYSTER BAY, N. T., Sept. J4.-Presldent
Roosevelt has Contributed flOO to be used
by Rear Admiral Thomas In a legal suit
Instituted recently at Newport, R. I., to
determine whether a man can be excluded
from a public place of entertainment be
cause he wears the uniform ot the United
Btates army or navy.
President Roosevelt today made public
the following letter, which he has sent to
Rear Admiral Thomas:
OYSTER BAY, NV Y.. Bent, 21. 1806. Dear
Admiral Thomas: I enclose $100 to be used
In that . suit.- which, - thanks to you, ha
been ao wisely taken, to test the legality
of excluding any man from any public
place of . eelrtwi)eni b -cuse toe warra
trie united etaies unirorm. 1 reel mat 11
la the duty of every good cltisen to en
deavor In every shape and way to make it
plain that he . regards the uniform of the
United Btates army and navy Just as much
when worn by an enlisted man as when
worn by an officer, as a badge of honor,
and therefore entitling the wearer to honor
so long as ru behaves decently. There is
no finer body of men In all our country
than the enlisted men of the army and
navy ot the .United States, and T cannot
sufficiently express my Indignation and con
tempt for any man who treata hla uniform
aave with tbe respect to which It la en
titled. - If a man misbehaves himself, then,
no matter what uniform he wears, he
should be dealt with accordingly; but the
fact of wearing the United 8latea uniform
should b accepted aa presumptive evidence
that the man who weara It la all right, and
anv discrimination against the uniform, as
such. Is more than preaumptlve evidence
that the man thus discriminating Is all
wrong. Sincerely yours,
Rear Admiral Thomas Is reported to be
paying' half the' expenses of a ult for $500
damages brought by Chief Yeoman F. J.
Buenxle agamst the Newport Amusement
company of Newport on the ground that
he was excluded from a dance hall while
In uniform. Buensle Is on duty at the
naval training station at Newport. The
case will not be. tried until October S or
later. ' . ,
PLAN TO REBUILD PALACE
Arrangements Call far Tea-Story
Strartare for Old Saa Fraa-
BAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 84. (Special
Telegram.) At a meeting of the di
rectors of the Palace hotel, consist
ing of F. W. Sharon, W. F, Her
rln, W. H. Crocker, Colonel J. , C,
Klrkpatrick, 8enator Francis G. Newlands
and W. Gregg. Jr., held a few days ago, it
was decided to rebuild the Palace hotel on
the old site. Plans for the new hotel
have been about completed and call for a
ten-story substantial structure which will
have a 'balcony running around it from
which a splendid view ran be obtained
not only of the city of San Francisco, but
the bay of San Francisco as well. The
old plan of the court will also be carried
out, with some new Innovations. Th
hotel proper will occupy space 275 feet
by 14 S feet and will cost In the neighbor
hood of 11,500.000. It is expected that the
work Incident to the removal of the im
mense amount of debris will be . begun
within a few days, as the bunkers for
loading same have already been built on
New Montgomery street.
PARTS OF BODY ARE FOUND
New York Polle Look for Head af
Mas Foaud Dismembered
NEW YORK, Bept. 24. Another portion
of th dismembered body, tbe. torso of
which waa found yesterday in a pit at
Eleventh avenue and Thirty-sixth street,
was discovered by the police todsy. One
of th thighs, which were missing, was
found two blocks away. The pollc are
engaged la searching for th head of th
missing man and until that la found there
Is little hope of Identifying th body.
The police were busy todsy also In trying
to trace five men .who were seen Saturday
night beating a man In West Thirty-sixth
street, not far from) the spot where th
torso wa found. '
The knife with which the body of th
man believed to be murdered waa dismem
bered was found today hidden under a
plank near th apot wher th torso wa
found. It wa a butcher's dressing knife.
Th police also ascertained that an Ital
ian bought a table covering similar to
that In which the torso wa wrapped at
a store tn Tenth avenue not far from the
soot where th Xxyij . was found.
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair Taeaday and Cooler la West Por
tloa. Wednesday Fair and Cooler
I Katt Portion.
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WRECK AT NEW PRAGUE, MINN
Passenger Train Rans lata Switch
Engine and Five Mea la
Smoker Are Killed.
' MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 24. Five persons
are dead and fifteen or more are Injured aa
the result of a collision of a paseengtr
tralri and a switch engine In the Minne
apolis St Bt. Louis railroad yards at New
Prague, Minn., today. The dead:
D. D. DKMARAIS, Minneapolis, travel
K. E. HROWN. St. Paul, salesman.
GEORGE E. KLINKERFL'89. St. Piul,
FRANK WR ABACK. Now Prngu.
ARTHUR KII.MAYKR, the fireman of
freight train, Albert Lea, Minn.
David Green, residence unknown, reported
Thomas McDonald, Minneapolis, eralmer
on switch engine, hurt Internally and cut
C. L. Klalne. Minneapolis, hurt Internally.
According to L. F. Day, vice president
and general manager of the Minneapolis
at St. Louis railroad, the .caident n-Fts
csused by a switch engine In tha yatds
running onto the main tra.'k, on ne time
of the passenger train, wh!:h was about
fifteen minutes late. ' The switch engine
was light and the paaaenger train wna run
ning at a fast rate of speed.
Apparently the passengers In the emoalng
car were the only ones burt. .
The express and baggage car telescoped
Into the smoker and practically every per
son In the car received some injury.
BRYAN IN CRESCENT CITY
Nebraakaa Defcad Hla Right to
Freedom af Speech oa Rail
NEW ORLEANS. Sept. 24. William J.
Bryan, speaking today, defended his right
to express what opinion his conscience dic
tated upon the . government ownership of
railroads. He alao spoke bt tbe Cuban
A feature of Mr. Bryan's reception, prior
to his speech wss a banquet In his honor
where party line were thrown aside and he
wa Introduced by a leading member of the
Liousiana Republican club.
On the polo field at City park. Mr. Bryan
poke to an audience of about 7,000 persons.
On the Cuban situation he said:
Because there Is an Insurrection In Cuba,
I have heard some people deny that Cubans
can govern themselves. I might nay the
same thing myself. If my memory did not
run bark so far that I remember the time
when there waa a civil war in this country.
I never heard any one say that because of
thin w ar the United States .could not gov
ern Itself. ... .
In' the afternoon Mr. "Bryan left, tor
Memphis.' , .- .,...
STORMS SCHEDULED TO MEET
Indiaa Harrlcaae 'and Northwestern
Zephyr to Come Together
la t altcd Btatrsl
WASHINGTON, D. C Sept. 24. Two
great storms are moving towards the
east from opposite direction. Professor
Oarrett of the weather bureau said today
that when they meet there will be a gen
eral fall of rain In the middle and east
ern states. One of the disturbances Is
another Weat Indian hurricane which was
reported to the weather bureau this morn
ing to be off the weat end of the Island
of Cuba. The other Is a rain storm now
prevailing In the northwest.
The hurricane Is moving northward and
the northwest storm Is moving south
ward, so that in the natural order of
things they are expected to meet and con
siderable damage Is likely to result. The
West Indian hurricane i expected to reai h
the gulf coast 'tomorrow or Wednesday.
POLICE ADD JO THEIR LIST
Officers Still Gathering la Few Al
leged Dellnqaeat Ones of
The police are gradually adding to their
supply of alleged burglars and thieves
collected within the last few days and
who they believe to have committed several
robberies that have not come to light as
yet. Monday morning Detective Maloney
arrested Lillle Fisher and Effle Kennedy
of 423 North Thirteenth street on the charge
of having stolen goods in their possession
and alao being implicated In the recent
burglary of , the Stewart and Brady
realdencea. . It Is raid that the Fisher and
Kennedy women are close friends of Robert
Johnson and 'James A. Garfield, who re
cently confessed to several crooked Jobs
and some of the loot obtained from the
houses robbed was found Monday morning
In the rooms occupied by the two women
on Thirteenth street.
GENERAL HUMPHREY IN OMAHA
tadrtermaeter of Army Traders Mes
sage of roadoleaeo Over Death
af Edward Raaawater.
Brigadier General Charles F. Humphrey,
quartermaster general of the United State
army, was In the city for a short while
Sunday. He waa met at Union atatlon by
Major M. Gray Zallnskl, chief quartermas
ter of the Department of the Missouri,
through whom he tendered to Mr, .Victor
Rosewater hla personal condolence over
th death of Edward Rosewater, of whom
he was a life-long friend.
GUNBOAT HELENA IS SAFE
Vessel Said to Hav Beca Lost
rat Into Port of
WASHINGTON, Bept. It A cablegram
received at th Navy department this
morning from Commander Cutler of the
cruiser Galveston at Shanghai. China, an
nounce th safe arrival at that port of the
United State gunboat Helena.
It was reported that the Helena had been
loat In tbe great hurricane which recently
swept over tbe Chinese sea.
Kontaeky Womaa Dies.
. CLEVELAND, O.. Bept. :4. Mrs. Henry
J. Tllford of LouUville. Ky.r cousin of Mrs.
Torn L. Johnson, who fell la a bathroom at
th mayor s bum and sustained a fracture
of the skull last week, died today at Lake
side hospital wUbout regalnins conscious-
PALMA BACKS DOWN
Bnmor that Cuba Government Aeeeptf
Condition! of ths Rebels.
LONG CONFERENCE WITH THE LIBERAL
Pesos Commissioner! Spend Three Hon it
with Eicretarj Taft
PLANS FOR PEACE ARE AGREED UPON
Proposition Will Be Presented to the
GOSSIP AS TO ITS PROBABLE CONTENTS
It Is Said ta It Practical Victory
for Liberal, InrolTlaar New Flec
tions aad Other Demaads
Mad by Them.
HAVANA. Sept. 24. It Vim rumored 1st
this afternoon that the government an
the moderates had tacitly agreed to con
cede practically everything to the liberals
and rebels. ,
HAVANA, Bept. L Victory for the lib
erals or revolutionary party seems rertsln
tonight at the conclusion of a .long confer
ence between the committee of the Insur
gents of eight members and the American
peace commissioners. The Insurgents
claimed there was practically no difference
remaining between them and Secretaries
Taft and Bacon and that they would re
ceive a draft of the peace plane tomorrow.
These will probably be agreed to st a,
meeting to be held In the presidio, t.hers
the prisoner members of the committee are
Secretary Taft said he could give no de
tail of what transpired at the conference
for th reason that It waa now necessary
to treat with the government leader and
the publication of the peace proposals
might Interfere with their prompt accep
tance. Messrs. Taft and Bacon went to the
palace tonight and Informed President
Palma of the outcome of the negotiations
with the liberals. The absence of a defi
nite statement . from the commissioner
makes It Impossible to ssy whether the
plsns carry the resignation of the pres
ent administration . and the congressmen
elected last year or not. There Is a strong
Impression that President Palma will re
main and reorganise tbe cabinet, but that
new elections will be held for half, th sen
ators and representatives. In other words,
those who were elected last year and pos
sibly also for provtnlcal office. I
Only Details Remain.
In discussing the situation with th As
sociated Press Secretary Taft aald that to
morrow he would go over with Alfredo
Zayas, the leader of th liberals, the varia
tions that the liberal desire in the memo
randum of the peace program. "If w
reach a conclusion," Secretary Taft said,
"we hope to announce It tomorrow eight.",
Mr, Taft evinced ' great pies sure at the
progress made thus 'far,' and It is evident
that h regards the .remainder Of the ne
gotiations as a matter of working oat the
details of the peace agreement. This hears
out the Insistent rumor In circulation here
today that' the ' government abandoned
much of Its opposition to receiving ' the
liberal ' leadera, and it was apparent that
the peao commissioners felt that while
there was no reason for rebellion In Cuba,
there was real foundation for liberal com
plaint against the election method of the
Taft Warn Liberals.
Tha conference began at 1:30 and contin
ued until S o'clock this evening. Prac
tically all thla time was occupied by Sec
retary Taft's review of the situation. It
wa evident that he realised from tbe out
set that pence could be established by rec
ognizing, in the main, the contentions of
the Liberals. He discussed also With the
Insurgent committee the possible effect of
the announcement of the peace conditions
and warned them that the continued Inde
pendence of Cuba depended upon their
calmness, wisdom and discretion during
lbs process of settlement.
Tbe prison members of the committee re
turned to th Presidio tonight, but not un
til they had enjoyed a dinner In the Casino
cafe with the other members of the com
mittee and friends. ' '
.The greatest good humor prevailed at
this dinner, which was In marked contrast
with' the grave and rather apprehensive
faces with which the member of the com
mittee approached the conference.
All Senor Zayas would say to the Asso
ciated Press tonight waa . that matters
were progressing excellently. Borne points
had not been agreed upon, but he was
hopeful of a settlement. Tonight Benor
Zayas telegraphed to alt the Important
commanders in the field that there were
prospects that peace terms would be signed
and that the terme would be eatlafactory
The immediate cessation of hostilities
means everything. This winter's tobacco
crop and th seed beds must be planted
witbin a fortnight in order to Insure a
crop, but there is still sufficient time for
this if the negotiations end aa anticipated.
Text af Armistice.
The following I the text of Secretary
Taft'a armistice, as agreed upon absolutely
by the insurgents and on on condition by
the government officials;
' A truce or suspension of arms having
been decreed by the president of Cuba and
proclaimed to the forces of the liberal
party by their leaders, I, aa Intermediary
for the purpose of arranging a permanent
peace, have the honor to requeat the op
posing parties to specifically agree during
the truce to refrain from all acta of hos
tility and to desist from all military Oper
ations of a hostile character and all pre
paratory movements or maneuvers, which
could not have been performed dining the
continuance of hostilities,-or wliloh would
have been performed under th (Ire of the
1 No movements of troops aha II take
place on either aide without notification
to th opposing authorities, via: the seo
retary of the Interior of Cuba, Alfred
Zayaa, representing the liberal parly and
tbe American peace commission.
2 This peace shall be effective through
S If either party violates any of the' ex
pressed conditions, the opposing party shall
not take hostile action until after a com
plaint notification to the peace commission.
4 Hostilities shall .not be resumed for
at least twenty-four hours after notifica
tion to the peace commission !
It is requested that acceptance of the
conditions be made in writing to me.
WILLIAM H. TAFT.
Secretary of War of the United Stales.
Th condition which Acting Secretary of
State Montalvo mad to signing th docu
ment waa that he should notify Secretary
Taft Instead of Renor Zayas (president of
the liberal party), If th government de
sired to move troops.
Probable Detail for Cats.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Bept. 24 (SpooUl)
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