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    The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVI-NO. 66.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 26, 190G-TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
HEARST IN CONTROL
Indioitioni that Now YoTk Democrat! Will
Homlnate Hawipaper Ownar.
CHOICE EXPECTED. ON FIRST BALLOT
brea Important OommStteei Dominated by
Adbemta of the Editor.
STRONG TENSION AMONG DELEGATES
Possibility that Stara May Sweep Away
Wrk of Leaden.
FIRST . SESSION OF CONVENTION BRIEF
T"lrrr Chalrmna Lrwli SI
Make ta Appeal for Harmon?
that U Applauded More Than
Any Other Utterance.
BUFFALO. trept. 2S. Th democratic
state convention will tomorrow nominate
a governor and a full atat tlcki. action
which may not go through y'
amoothni that characterk -
the
first
brief session today. In less t
o, .y an
hour today all the preliminaries
rarV ors-anlsatlnn m-M Al.nniMl ni f
Nixon of New ITork, the temporary
man. mll fin .An.. fn. linrnw.nw w '
wii applauded mora than any other uttu
anre, although the convention could not
be termed a wholly, enthusiastic one no
far.
There Is a tension among the delegates
tonight, however, and there may break a
storm tomorrow, to sweep away the struc
ture which was bullded today after many
hours of earnest effort on the part of the
leaders, who aro trying to find a common
ground where, temporarily at least, the
democracy of the state may pitch Its tent
and hope to withstand the tempests of the
coming campaign.
According to the consensus of opinion
tonight, William R. Hearst of New York,
who Is already the nominee of tne Inde
pendence league, will probably be nomin
ated for governor on the first ballot.
Along with Mr. Hearst, It Is said, the
convention will name W. Stuyvesunt
Chanler of Duchess county for lieutenant
governor and John 8. Whaten of Monroe
tor secretary or state. Both Mr. Chanler
and Mr. Whaten are also on the Independ
ence league ticket. It la asserted this Is
as far as the moat radical of the Hearst
delegates will go In taking over the candi
dates of the Independence league, for in
cluded In the ticket of that organisation
are one or two republicans.
War Horace for Hoarat.
In announcing their decision to support
Mr. Hearst a number of the democrats
nere stated that they had reached thla de
cision, not because of anv rnnmnlnn to
all the Ideas of government which Mr.
Hearst represents, but because they feet
under tha circumstances he Is the strong
est candidate the convention has before it.
Tha m!t who bitterly fought Mr. Hearst
In years gone by have announced their In
tention to vote far him tomorrow, though
they- -clare the? -are not ready to retract
any statements they have made In the past.
Tbey declare Mr. Hearst haa entered into
DO deal with them whatever, and that the
fight haa been fought squarely and with
out pledge on either side.
The same old party men, while going into
the convention tomorrow with the an
nounced purpose of supporting Mr. Hearst,
are not pledged to such a course, and It
a storm should break they would feel un
der no obligations to adhere to their pres
ent plana. .'
It waa asserted .tonight that Senator P.
H. McCarren of Brooklyn, who came to
Buffalo, bringing with him an enthusiastic
delegation of supporters for Justice Wil
liam Gaynor of Brooklyn, haa been unable
to convince Leader Charles F. Murphy of
Tammany Hall, and others, that the dis
tinguished Jurist would positively accept
the nomination and remain In the field as
a third candidate and against Mr. Hearst
as the nominee of the Independence
league.
Hearst Coatrola Committees.
Mr Hearst Is generally conceded to have
gained control of three Important commit
teea appointed at the first session of the
convention, the committees on contested
seats, which will decide contests in twenty
districts. Involving sixty votes, the com
mittee on platform and resolutions, and the
committee on permanent organisation.
The platform agreed upon late tonight
by a subcommittee of six appointed from
the full committee will contain a plank de
claring for municipal ownership under CT
tain conditions and. It la stated, will en
dorse William J. Bryan In a general way,
Mr. Hearst will be placed In nomination
tomorrow by former Assemblyman W. V
Cook of Albany county.
Tha candidacy tor district attorney of
William T. Jerome, waa practically with
drawn today at an adjourned meeting of
the Albany conference of anti-Hearst demo
crats. Mr. Jerome has let it be known
pretty generally that he had entered the
fight In hope of defeating the nomination
of Mr. Hearst and If this was accomplished
he waa satisfied.
At the conference at which Mr. Jerome
was a party today, it was decided to ap
point a committee to ascertain whether or
rot the anti-Hearst sentiment could not be
centered upon either Mayor J. N. Adam of
Buffalo, or Justice Gaynor.
. Mayor Adam would undoubtedly be placed
In nomination tomorrow and It. waa reported
tonight that Mr. Jerome might have a
proxy to be on the floor of the convention
as delegate.
HRPt BMCA9 8 TILL VP IS THK AIR
Usee la Probably Between Brict and
Hashes.
SARATOGA. N. T., Sept. .-The first
sesaion of the republican state convention
lasted an hour and a half and was har
monious and comparatively uneventful.
Two episodes, however, occasioned aome
comment and amusement. One was a brief
passage between State Chairman Odell,
presiding.' and Representative Herbert Par
sons, heading tha New Tork county dele-
gatlon. and the other was the interruption
of Temporary Chairman DrlaeoU's attack
upon William R, Hearst bv a young man
landing before the front row of deles-ate
who exclaimed that Mr. Hearst had "sacri
ficed all." This wss hardly noticed, but
he repeated In a loud voice that Mr. Hearst
had "sacrificed fifteen million dollars."
Tha delegates were Indignant and tbe
man waa ejected.
Stilt another Incident out of tbe ordi
nary was the adoption of a resolution
deploring race hatred and mob law. "at
home or abroad." The resolution attracted
the more attention because it waa pre.
aented by a colored delegate. Charles An
derson, deputy collector of Internal revenue
(Continued on. Second Page.)
WYOMING TEACHERS MEET
tat Aaaorlatloa la oW In Session
at
Donglas with
Attendance.
Larae
DOUGLAS. Wyo.. Sept. 2. (Special.)
The third annual meeting of the Wyoming
State Teachers association met here this
evening. The first session was held at the
Episcopal church and other meetings will
be held at the educational exhibit build
ing on the state fair grounds. A banquet
will be given Wednesday night and the
meeting will close Thursday.
At the session tonight addresses were de
livered by Senator Clark and Superintend
ent C. R. Atkinson. Mr. Atkinson said,
In part:
With very few exceptions, parsimony In
appropriations for school work is not a
fault of the people of this section of the
free-hearted west. There Is, however, a
statutory enactment fixing the price of the
most valuable labor that can be secured
by the state that is a at-cater menace to
the educational advancement of Wyoming
than anything else that confronts us
today or has confronted tis in the past.
We might as well try to erect a skyscraer
on a foundation of sand as to expect the
educational fabric of the stste to foe safe
and sound without able, well prepared.
high-minded men snd women directing the
common schools. With sn apparently sub-
lime trust that God would work a miracle ,
ana oring to tne guinance 01 tneir iacn
era and children a high grad of talent
for which they had made no provision,
the good people of Wyoming arranged
their school laws so t lint their county
superintendents of public Instruction
should receive wages ranging from 175
down to 141.61; per month, and It is
broadly hinted that In some quarters the !
two-third part or the mixed numoer more
v! early represented the value of the Bery
ls I 111 n-l.iJll- ... llinu l no llllT-p;. a.
'jl 'ay, a prominent sheep man of Wyom-
-id Montana, recently Informed me
v ' - 1.1 1.1. MKoAV.I.Avr1c.ra llfl r.
paid his sheepherders J40 per
V nd board. Our county Buperin
K . jine of the ablest, of this or any
oth. ..ate, and living in a county that
has ...le world's record on wheat and po
tatoes, gets :2. RO per month and boards
herself. Figuring the sheepherder's boaid
at 120. which is posslhly too much, and
the county superintendent's at IJ5, which
Is probably too little, we have a balance
of 122.60 per month In favor of the faith
ful servant Who cares for the bodies of
the sheep, as against the at least equally
faithful servant who looks after the minds
and souls of the teachers and children of
a great county. Verily, my friends, does
It not seem that In placing an estimate
upon the value of these two lines of serv
ice the people of Wyoming have taken
too literally the words of the command:
Feed My Bhcep.
ACTRESS BURNS TO DEATH
Vera Van Kant Loses Life at Dead.
wood, Clothing Coming Into
Contact with Fire.
DEA D WOOD, S. D.. Sept. 2G.-Speclal
Telegram.) Vera Van Zant. an actress in
one of the vaudeville houses of this city.
while curling her hair last evening, allowed
the wrapper which she was wearing to
flutter over the flame of an alcohol lamp.
In an instant she was a mans of flames
and ran shrieking Into the buffet of the
Mansion hotel, where she was rooming.
People In the buffet immediately tore her
burning clothes from her and quenched the
flames.
She waa burned from her head to her
feet before the burning elothes could be
taken from her, and, after suffering in
agony all night, died this morning at 11
o'clock. . Her relatives live In the east.
COB PALACE ATTRACTS BIO CROWD
Child ierlonsly Injore-d by Looping
ia Loop Accident.
MITCH ELI S. D.. Sept. 26.-(Speclal
Telegram.) Fifty coach loads of people
were hauled Into Mitchell today on three
special trains over the Milwaukee 9t Omaha
roads, and tho greatest crowd for a second
day of the palace resulted. The building
this afternoon and this evening was
packed to the limit. The palace Is giving
better satisfaction thaq ever, owing to the
diversity of the program.
Four special trains tomorrow Insure an
Immense crowd and the special train serv
ice the rest of the week will make the
affair a complete success.
Late this afternoon as Dlavola was loop
ing the loop In a large ball weighing 800
pounds, the ball rolled off after it left the
loop and lunged with' great velocity into
the crowd of people surrounding the ap
paratus. The hall paased over the body
of a little girl and knocked another down.
The child waa Injured Internally and It Is
a miracle that she waa not Instantly killed.
Dakota Legislative dominations.
8TURGIS. 8. p.. Sept. 2S.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) The republican senatorial convent
tlon for the Fourth district, comprising
Meade and Butte countlea wu held at
Belle Fourche today. The convention was
harmonious and enthusiastic Henry E.
Perkins of Sturgls was nominated for state
senator. The convention passed strong
resolutions endorsing the candidacy of
Robert J. Gamble for the United States
senate, also W. H. . Parker for congress.
CANNON. AT KANSAS CITY
With Congressman Watson of Indiana
the Speaker Will Make
aa, Address,
KAN8A8 CITT. Sept. 25-8peaker Joseph
G. Cannon and Representative James E.
Watson of Indiana apent today aa Kansas
City's guests. They arrived on the morn
ing train from Sedalla, where yesterday
they delivered the first speeches in the
Missouri congressional campaign. The
day's program included a reception, a
luncheon, an automobile ride about the
city and speeches tonight at Convention
hall. United States Senator William War
ner and Representative Edgar C. Ellis of
Kansas City and a committee of citizens
met the party at the station.
Speaker' Cannon and Congressman Wat
son will leave here for St. Joseph, Mo.,
tomorrow, where they will address a
meeting.
In his review of Mr. Bryan's career, Mr.
Cannon said:
If it were not that I believe Mr. Bryaa
to be honest in his opinions. 1 would say
that in reversing his position on great
national policies he has sought only his
own political sdvautage that he hunted
for an issue oq the Philippines In 1900
and that he is hunting for an Issue now.
Professing to believe In rate legislation
for the regulation of railways, no sooner
Is the legislation enacted than he declares
It to be worse than useless. The prince
of phraae makers and one of the most
eloquent orators In the republic, he uams
his mighty force to play fur position for
himself. And now h is making a cam
paign throughout the country and I under,
stand he Is to address a great audience In
this ball In a few days to aid in the elec
tion to rongresa of representatives from
Missouri and elsewhere, not lo supiiort
President Roosevelt In carrying I or ward
the policies he saya the president appro
priated from the democratic platform, but
to oppose the president and en. barrage
him In all he attempts to do.
After the splendid record of president
Roosevsll and the republican rona-ress,
Mr. Bryan asks you for action at the polls
that will make the aixtletb congress demo
cratic, that the lust two years of this ad
ministration shall be ronipelled to mark
time. For what? Tlifcl the peerless leader
nisy again make the race for the presi
dency. Again by the unpractical and
popullatlc policies he would halt produc
tion In this country, embarrass commerce
among tbe states and with foreign oa-Uotuv
BAILEY REPLIES TO CRITICS
Tatai Senator Eaya Agitation Aeainit Him
ia Work of Palititnl Enemiee.
WORK AS ATTORNEY IS LEGITIMATE
"ays Railroad la Sot Owned by
Standard Oil Company, bat by
St. Losla Capitalists and
City of Kaahvllle.
DALLAS, Tex.. Bept. 25. The following
Statement was mnde public tonight by
Senator Joseph Bailey, In reply to criticisms
of him and his record which have been
circulated during the past few days:
The democrats of Texas have not for
gotten that exactly this same kind of a
fla-ht was made on me when I was first
elected to the senate slx'yesrs ago. After
I had won the wnatorshlp In a fair con
test before th people, a coterie of dlssatis
fid politicians made a desperate attempt to
defeat my election by the legislature. The
present aaltHtlon was largely Inaugurated
bv the same men. with some outsirte as
sitance and Is predicated upon exactly the
same transaction. My candidacy for re
election to the senate wss submitted to a
direct ballot, bv the democratic party of
Texas, and I received within 2.000 votes of
the number cant for four of the candidates
for rovernor. notwtthstsndlng the general
appeal made by some of the men now pro
moting this movement to the voters to
m-rairh mv nsme. The convention rell-
ersted the Judgment of the people, without I
mv traducers having chsllenged a discus- j
Bfon of my record. They do not expect J
prevent my re-election or to discredit me In
Texas, where sll of the facts snd clrcum- !
stances sre known; but thrv hope to iniur
me In the estimation of the country at
lnrtre. and to Impair my usefulness In the
senate.
Oil Company nt Owner of Road.
The first step In this campaign of male
volence and detraction wa to have a pur
ported Interview with the Hon. Roger
Sullivan of Illinois, availing me, nt
).r..u,t. nvor the country. Mr. Sullivan
promptly denounced that Interview as a
la 1st hood. The next step was to circulate
the falsehood that the Tennesfee railroad
properties for which I nm the attorney bo
long to the Standard Oil company. Some
of the men who are circulating that story
know and all of them could have learned
with very little Inquiry, that the Standard
Oil company had no Interest In or connec
tion with these properties, and that they
were owned by II. C. fierce j. k,. van
ri ir if ThAmnann amd manv other
leading business men of St. Loula. I he
municipality of Nashville, itself. In order
to provide its people additional and compet
ing railroad facilities had subscrbed for
11 HOO.ODO worth of the stock of the railroad.
The railroad had passed through one re
ceivership and was on the verge of an
other when I was called Into the case. I
accepted the employment and performed
exactly the same kind of service that would
have been expectea or any uimr irjuii.u
lawyer. The statement so Industriously
circulated bv some that I "put I13.0O0.0iX)
worth of securities in my pocket to do with
them as I pleased" Is little less than ridicu
lous. I did not have 13 worth of securi
ties In mv pockets. Every dollar's worth
of bonds of that railroad company were
pledged for Its Indebtedness and It was my
task to prevent those who held them from
enforcing their liens and sacrificing the
securities at a forced sale. That 1 suc
ceeded In doing this is a matter of g-neral
satisfaction to me. as it was io my cucnis.
I not only managed the properties com
mitted to my charae in a way to save my
clients a large sum of money, but I also
managed It In a way that gave to the city
of Nashville three Important competing
railroad systems, before it naa sunerea
In the rrasn of one. and the people of
that - city testified their approval of the
disposition which I made of the railroad
by public meetings and speeches. ,
K i-sio gecvef Anon Employment.- . -
ti . third sten In the ' nrboesa ""was to
pretend that the , testimony given by Mr.
Pierce disclosed a secret employment of me
In connection with those properties.
The emulovment was a perfectly proper
one and euch aa any reputable lawyer would-
have accepted without tne sugniesi neena
tlon. Not only that, but the newspapers
of the state, together with those of St.
Louis and Nashville, contained repeat ea
references to those properties and to my
connection with them.
There never was the least attempt to
conceal my attorneyship' for those proper
ties, nor was there tne least reason wny,
it should be concealed.
The objection to ii.y employment as the
attorney of those properties must proceed
upon the theory that a man in puDiic
office has no right to pursue any private
business, and such a doctrine, If applied to
all men and all officers, would reduce the
public life of thin country to a point where
only rich men or rascals could afford to
accept an office. If I had found that my
time and strength would not permit me to
serve as a senator and to practice law at
tne same time I would have abandoned the
law without the slightest hesitation, be
cause I always believed and acted upon the
belief that the public service holds the
highest claim upon every man who under
takes It, or If I had found there waa any
conflict between my duty to my clients and
my duty to my constituents, I would have
declined all employment aa a lawyer.
Record la Caagreas.
The Coogresslonal Record will show that
I have beeo as constant In my attendance
upon the sessions of the house and of the
senate during ray fifteen years In congress
as any man who haa served with me
througn that period. Certainly that estab
lish s beyond the shadow of a doubt that
1 have not neglected my public duties In
the pursuit of my private business. The
Congressional Record will also show that
during my fifteen years first In the house
and then in the senate I have spoken and
voted on every Important question, and my
most malignant enemy cannot point to a
single speech or vote in the interest of
my clients and against the interest of my
constituents.
1 have carefully read tbe circular issued
by the Good Government club of Houston,
and I was impressed when reading It, with
the striking similarity bt-tween It and the
Cosmopolitan magaslne article. In fact It
appears to be a special effort to Justify
that scurrilous and Infamoua attack upon
me. I have seldom seen a formal docu
ment which contained more gross misrep
resentations thap are in that circular.
Klrby Lain be r Case.
The first criticism against my business
dealings la with reference to my attorney
ship for John H. Klrby and the Klrby
Lumber company, which Is In substance
mi rely a rsstatement of the same matter
from the Cosmopolitan magaslne. The
Cosmopolitan article did not, however, aa I
now recall it. Include the statement now
made for the first time in this circular,
that I helped Mr. Klrby sell an ' "east
Texas railroad to the Santa Fe system."
This Is an addition, and It seems strange
that such an addition should have been
made by any man at Houston because all
of the Houston people who know anything
about Mr. Klrby s affairs knows that the
railroad which he built and sold to the
Santa Fe system, was built and sold years
before I had any business relations with
Mr. Klrby.
The next statement Is that Mr. Klrby,
Instead of going "himself to Harrlman or
Ryan, or to any other great railroad oper
ators," employed me to do so. That Is a
falsehood, pure and simple.
Xever Saw Harrlman.
I never saw Mr. H.irrlman In i.iy hte,
and 1 have never discussed s business prop
osition with Mr. Ryan. There la, how
ever, one part of the circular to which I
will make reply, and a must conclusive
one. They Insinuate that when the Waters
Pleroe lOl company was grsnted a permit
to tranaact lis business in Texas I knew
that It was not an "independent concern."
I stated on oath before the legislative com
mittee what had been said to me on that
subject and I do not deem it necessary to
call any witness to prove the truth of what
I have aald. But In order to prove the
falsity of what these men now say, I will
print this letter from Mr. Pierce, which I
found in my mail when I reached Gaines
ville Saturday night:
ST. LOt' IS, Mo., Sfpt. to. I9t. Hon. Jo
seph W. bailey, Gainesville, Tex. Dear
Sir: In view of the attacks being made
upon ou with reference to the readmisslon
of the Waters-Pierce Oil company In
Texaa, I think It due you that I should say
when I sought your assistance In that mat
ter, I represented to you that If permitted
to continue it business In your stale. tb
new Waters-Pierre oil company would be
an Independent enterprise and absolutely
free from the ownership or control of the
Standard OH compaay. Yours very truly,
. "U. C. PliuACB."
GOMPERS ON LABOR CAMPAIGN
Federation President -gays Trnata
peat Large Sams to Aid la
Eleetlon of l.lttlefleld.
WASHINGTON. Sept. . In the October
Issue of the American Fcderatlonl't. the
organ of the American Federation of Labor,
President Gompers reviews his campaign
against Representative IJttlefleld In the
Second district of Maine and gives to
organlxed labor the credit tor the reduction
of Mr. LittlelieWa majority from 5.419 in
1904 to about 1.006 la inns. He says that
"labor did not undertake to defeat Mr.
Llttlefleld, because he was A republican nor
horauae hu conspicuous opponent was a
democrat. It made a clean fight agulnst
Mr. Llttlefleld because of his bitter relent
less antagonism to the best . Interests of
the wsge earners as well as the common
people of our country."
He charges "the Interests" with a direct
rffort In Mr. Ultletleld'a behalf and de
clnrea that "the commercial, railroad and
shipping trusts poured immense sums of
money Into the campaign and the methods
used to 'get' the nomination were amply
employed to secure Mr. Llttlefleld's election
at any cost."
Considerable attention la given to the
part taken In the cnmpalgn by Bpeaker
Cannon, Secretary Tsft and other republi
cans from the outside, who went to Mr,
Llttleflold's asalstsnee. Of the speaker's ef
forts Mr. Qompcrs says:
"He totally misrepresented the alms and
purposes of labor In his speeches." and he
charges the Speaker with "so constituting
the committees of the house that the
wrongs of labor might be continued and the
rights of the people denied," and he adds
that "Mri IJttlefleld waa one of hla
cnpahle lieutenants In carrying out that
policy."
Mr. Gompers concludes: "The cnmpalgn
In Maine has shown how great are the
forces alleged against the Interests of the
people and It has also shown that labor
needs only to lead the way and all good
citizens aid in the noble and patriotic
work."
The same issue of the magazine contains
an appeal by the executive council of the
federation to labor throughout the country
to aid In the campaign for the friends and
against the enemies of the cause wherever
found. They ask for moral aa well as
financial support and urge that each mem
bed of a labor union shall contribute a
dollar. No mony u accepted from candi
dates. AFTER THE SUGAR TRUST
Wrecked Bank In Philadelphia Brings
Ont Evidence Against Alleged
Monopoly.
PHILADELPHIA," Sept. , SS. - President
Roosevelt Is in possession of evidence fur
nished by Receiver Earle of the wrecked
Real Estate Trust company which Is ex
pelled to result In procetrr'ngo by the De
partment of Justice against the so-called
Hugar trust.. One of the terete of the Real
Estate Trust company .is tho sugar refinery
In this city built by Adolph Segal, the pro
moter whose borrowings from Frank K.
Hippie, the suicide president of the bank,
were responsible for .Uia collapse of the
institution., Thw.Anifilcaa Bugar "Refining
company holds a controlling Interest in this
refinery, which" 'never haa-been operated,
and Receiver - Earle hopea to- show that It
was tied up a the result of a conspiracy
In which the sugar combine was Involved.
Today the receiver held a protracted con
ference with C. E. Hotchklss of New York,
a lawyer representing the American Sugar
Refining company, several directors of the
Real Estate Trust company and counsel for
Adolph Segal. Mr. Earle said -the. question
of whether he should proceed against the
so-called trust under the provisions of the
Sherman act or under the state law was
discussed, but not definitely settled. A
further conference will be held tomorrow.
The receiver evaded a question as to
whether criminal action would be insti
tuted against the sugar combination.
Mr. Earle tonight Issued a statement to
the creditors of the Real Estate Trust
company bearing upon hla contemplated
action. It Is In part aa follows:
in the first place. It Is true that I have
communicated with President Roosevelt In
regard to the conduct of the Sugar trust.
I outlined what I understood to constitute
a complete esse aaainat the organisation
and some of Its officers.
I have not wished to go ahead until I
felt that with a moral case that would
convince anybody. I could myself give legal
testimony to make out the prima facie
rase, and I am prepared to ssy that whilst
no one can predict the result of such a
conflict, that I am convinced if I live I
can supply enough evidence, no matter
what the trust may do.
Adolph Segal and his counsel have taken
the position that he waa a solvent man,
ruined by the machinations of this trust;
that he Is acting In the best of good faith
and will,. If he gets Juetice, be enabled to
liquidate his Indebtedness. I do not wish
to pass upon this question now. but in this
fight I do aak that they be given an up-
Eortunlty to demonstrate their good faith
v the assistance they may render the
creditors of thja Institution In obtaining
justice.
SPANISH WAR VETERANS MEET
Enramrmeat to Be Held la Wash
Ington So Comrade Roosevelt
Can Attend.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, The official call
for the national encampment of the United
Spanish war veterans, to be held here the
week beginning October 8, waa received
today by Department Commander Walter
Mitchell, who la secretary of the national
encampment committee. The call states
that the date was arranged "to eult the
convenience of Comrade and President
Theodore Roosevelt, who will be present
and participate In the encampment."
Child Fatally Rarned.
TERRA VI LLE, S. D., Sept. 28. (Special
Telegram.) While playing about a fire
which had been built to burn rubbish . In
the back yard of her parents' residence in
Tertavllle this morning, the C-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Nelson got
too near the flames and her dress waa
Ignited. Before the flames could be put
out the child waa so badly burned that
she will die.
Conference wtlh Htrlkora.
ST. LOUIS. Mo. Sept. . General Man
ager Miller of the Wabash road and the
Joint committee representing the machin
ists, blacksmiths and boiler makers, who
went on strike last week st Moberly,
Springfield. Fort Wayne. Peru and Decatur
resumed the conference today In an effort
to effect an adjustment of tha wage scale.
Aaaeonda Declares Dividend.
NEW YORK, Sept. The Anaconda
Copper Mining company today declared a
quarterly dividend of tl to per share. This
compares with Its last previous quarterly
dividend of ll.l'H a share. The par value
of the stock Is
Memphis Balldlng Kalis.
MEMPHIS, Tenu.. Sept. 26 By the col
lapse of a small Main street building today
six men were severely, but not fatally in
jured. Among the less seriously hurt
was Frank 8. Waavac a aiaaahoat mate
of St. Loula,
ATLANTA IS AGAIN QUIET
Coolar Heads Obtain Faaterj and Kcrmal
Condition! Now I rev ail.
THREE DAYS' RIOTING COSTS MANY LIVES
Mass Meeting of Cltlseas Demands
Punishment of Assailants of
Women aad Protertloa
All Persons.
ATLANTA. Ga.. Sept. .-Atlanta to
night shows little signs of the turbulent
scenes which have boon enacted during the
last several days. . Good c Itlxenshlp anJ
cooler heads have apparently obtained the
mastery, and prominent men, both white
and colored, are bending every effort to
ward bringing the city back to Its normal
condition, which tonight la almost an ac
compllahed task. The city and suburbs
are quiet, no reports having, been received
of violence tonight from any quarter. A
law and order muss meeting was held tills
evening, attended by representative people
of both races. A fund of 13,600 was raised
for the benefit of the victims of mob vio
lence and a committee appointed to push
the relief work to a generous completion.
Protection Demanded for All.
A committee on resolutions waa chosen,
of which Hon. Clark Howell, editor of the
Atlanta Constitution, waa made chairman.
This committee reported the following res
olution: Resolved, That this meeting, composed of
the members of the chamber of commerce
and other la w-aiiiding citizen, does sol
emnly protest against the spirit of law
lessness that has tarnished the fair name
of our city and led to the committing of
crime.
We denounce the cowardly and brutal
murder of Innocent people and the wound
ing of others, and we call upon ail good
men to lift up their voices lor law and
order and use their Influence to check the
riotous spirit that has been abroad In the
community.
We aemand that the authorities spare no
effort to put a stop to the assaults on our
women. If It takes more men or more
money to do It, that the authorities act
accordingly. Our womanhood must and
shall be protected.
It is not right, not Just, thst the Inno
cent, both white and bleck, shall bo pun
ished for the sins of the guilty, and the
events of the past few days prove beyond
doubt that it is the Innocent of both races
that are made to suffer ss the result of
the unrestrained effort of the mcb to
avenge the dastardly outrages that should
be and must le punished by law.
We further declare that It is the duty of
our city to care for the sick and wounded
of both races and to bury the dead, and
we pledge our willingness to assist the au
thorities if needed.
These resolutions were presented by
Chairman Howell, warmly seconded by
John Temple Graven, editor of the Georgian;
John 8. Cohen, managing editor of the
Journal, and Charles 8. Daniel, editor of
the News, and wore unanimously adopted
as the senseof the meeting.
Haarahaa Is Re-eleeted.
The known dead, who have met death In
connection with therlota hero since last
Saturday night number one white man,
County Policeman James Heard, and eigh
teen negroes. To this number might be
added thename of Mrs. Robert P. Thomp
son, an eslmable white woman who dropped
dead Monday evening after seeing two
negroes shot and beaten In front of her
home. .
Thla, tho third day of Atlanta's race wW
haa passed without serious disturbance-).
Rumors by the hundreds hare been brought
to the attention of ttieauthorltles. but not
in a single Instance had any of the hor
rible tales been verified. ' The papers here
have united in an agreement to print only
established facts, to isaue no more extras
or specials on the riots and the agreement
Is being lived up to..
Many Negroes Arrested.
Following the arrest of 257 negroes at
Brownville and Clark university today
and the detention of about 100 of these In
the county Jail, the feeling prevailed that
at least peace has been restored by a
strong show of authority. Almost simul
taneously two negroes were -killed, In an
other and distant part of the city by threo
policemen who had been sent to stop their
shooting and the main events during the
day by the ordering into the city of four
companies of state militia from outside
points. Governor Terrell saying the order
waa given as a matter of precaution rather
than from apy pressing necessity.
The gathering of a large representation
of business and professional men today
called for vigorous action by the city ex
ecutive authorities regarding negro districts
and saloons. Resolutions demanded that
these place be closed and kept closed per
petually. '
The saloons have been closed all day and
will be until further notice. There Is an
Increasing scarcity of negroes in the fac
tories, stores and offices. In the postoffice
and In the telegraph companies. Hundreds
of Atlanta homes are without their regular
cooks and Ice deliveries are conspicuous by
their rarity.
AMERICANS ARE IN DANGER
Legation at Stockholm' In IJne of
Attack by Finnish Refngee
Revolutionists.
STOCKHOLM, Sept. SS. The American
legation, although not the direct object
of the planned outrage, had a narrow es
cape from being blown up by the Finnish
refugee revolutionists who were arrested
here September !2, and waa only saved by
the timely arrest of the conspirators. It
appears that the latter Intended to rob tho
state bank, occupying part of the same
premises as the legation. The Finns had
planned first to empty the vaults of the
bank and then rase the building with
dynamite, fifty pounds of which were found
in their possession. The men arrested de
clare the attempt will be repeated by
others.
HELSING8FOR8, Finland, Sept. 2B. An
unsuccessful attempt waa made at 1 o'clock
this morning to blow up the police reserve
barracks . here. One reserve man was
slightly Injured and the windows of the
barracks and of tbe adjacent guards bar
racks and other buildings were shattered.
There is no clue to the perpetrators of the
outrage.
POLITICS AT ' HONOLULU
Democrats Endorse Bryaa aad Horns
Rale Party Approves Booit.
I
velt and Carter.
HONOLULU, Sept. 16 The democratic
territorial convention in its platform de
clares that William J. Bryan Is the
acknowledged Jesder of the party.
After expressing approval of the Roose
velt administration, the home rulers en
dorse George R. Carter, the present In
umbeat, for governor.
Anetro-Hona-artaa Diplomat Retires.
VIENNA, Sept. 3. Marquis Pallavlclnl.
Austro-Hungarlan minister at Bucharest,
will succeed Baron von Callc as ambas
sador of Austro-Hungary at Constanti
nople, who at - bis own request Is retired
from tha diplomatic sarvtoe.
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PRICE OF COAL IS TOO HIGH
Salt Lake City Coasomera Pay SAJIS
for Coal that Can Be Mined at
Proflt for SI.
SALT LAKE CITY. Sept. 2&.-That the
railroads are to blamo for the high price
and periodical shortage of coal In Salt
Lake City was the conclusion to be drawn
from the testimony presented before Com
missioner Charles A. Prouty of the Inter
state Commerce commission todsy. At the
close of the hearing the commissioner
ststed that the Inquiry stood adjourned
until Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, when
the Investigation would be resumed In
Denver.
Mark Hopklrux who operated two coal
mines at Cumberland, Wyo., was aworn aa
an expert today. He (.aid that coal could
be placed In cars at Wyoming and I'tah
mines for tl a ton and allow a reasonable
profit. The present price on board cars Is
S2 a ton. Salt Lake City dealers pay 13 75
for the coal laid down and the consumer
pays S5.25 a ton.
P. J. Quealy, manager of the Kemmerer
(Wyo.) Coal company, and Thomaa Sned
don, superintendent of the Dlamondvllle
mines, admitted that their output could be
Increased to prevent the annual winter
shortage, but said that the railroads1 did
not furnish cars to carry a larger product.
An attempt was made to show that the
Union Pacific carries supplies for Its mint-s
at a lom-er rate than that quoted to Inde
pendent operators, but this was not sub
stantiated by direct testimony.
MARINES DESERT FOR WORK
Officers at San Franelseo laabla to
Keep Sea Soldiers In
Lino.
WASHINGTON, Sept! 2.-Marlnes have
been deserting the barracks on Mar Is
land, Cal., at a rate which has made it
necessary for Brigadier General G. F. El
liott, commanding the marine corps, to de
tail a second lieutenant snd several ex
perienced enlisted men as a aquad whose
sole duty It is to search 8a n Francisco for
deserters from the marine corps.
So great has been the demand for labor
ers In San Francisco that representatives
of labor agencies have been visiting Mare
Island and urging the marines to desert
the service and engage In work at Ban
Francisco, where able-bodied men are paid
as high as U a day for wheeling brick and
mortar and doing other work necessary to
clear the city of debris.
Appeals by the marine corps to the San
Francisco police were futile. Tha police
tnent refused to arrest marines who de
serted the service and engaged In Wrk In
San Franelseo. Finally the StuatiSn be
came so desperate that the commandant at
Mare Island appealed Mo General Elliott
for assistance, and he authorised the crea
tion of the squad which la patroltng the
city and picking tip marine deserters.
RED CROSS MEETING DELAYED
Absence of Toft and Baeon Caaaes
Meeting; to Be Postponed
m Week.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26. Because of the
absence of Secretary of War Taft and Rob
ert Bacon, assistant, secretary of state, the
meeting of the executive committee of the
Red Cross, called for today, was postponed
until October 1. It Is the purpose of tha
committee to decide as soon as possible
what disposition shall be made cf the
$2,500,000 San Francisco relief funds still
held In Washington. As winter Is ap
proaching, the Red Cross executive com
mittee feels that It should be Instrumental
in providing homes for earthquake suf
ferers who are living temporarily in tents
and have no means of obtaining better
shelter.
The Red Cross officers ha-'e advised the
relief committee that the delay In the
meeting of the cxeou.ive committoe will
In no way prevent ire relief of persons
who are In need of food and other neces
sities, as the Red Cro.is treasurer has
been instructed to supply the California
committee with mon-y necessary to meet
the urgent demands f refuers.
TRADE IN FARM PRODUCTS
Imports Exceed Average, bat gales
Still Far ia Excess of
WASHINGTON. D. C. Sept. 2B.-A1-though
the Imports of farm products were
larger In 1905 than any year since 1890. says
a report of the Department of Agriculture
on exports of farm and forest products,
tbe value of the exports exceeded that of
the Imports by more than one-half and
there was a balance of trade of 5,000,000
in favor of the farm products. The re
port adds:
During the laat sixteen years the bal
snce of trade for all products was $6 0S2 .
000,000, while the balance of trade for farm
products was 6, (35,000,000. In 1905 the bal
ance of trade In favor of farm products was
the lowest since 189, due to a fulling off
In the grain trade and to the Increase in
the quantities and In the average Import
price of certain articles imported In large
amounts, as sugar, wool, hides and skins
and cofle.
BRYAN REACHES TENNESSEE
Mrs. Bryaa Leaves Party at Memphis
ad Will Retara to
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Llaoola.
MEMPHIS. Tenn.. Sept. a. William J.
Bryan, accompanied by Mrs. Bryan, ar
rived here early today from New Orleans.
The visitors were met at the station by a
reception committee and were escorted
to a hotel for a tew hours rest. Despite
a downpour of rain, a large crowd greeted
Mr. Bryan. It had been planned to have
Mr. Bryan deliver an address at the base
ball park, but owing to the Inclement
weather, the Lyceum theater was used for
this purpose.
Mra. Bryan will leave her husband here
ar.d go direct to Lincoln. Neb. Mr. Bryan
will leave tonight for Little Rock and
Oklahoma. At 10 o'clock Mr. Bryan was
escorted to the theater by the committee.
Medleal school Dedicated.
BOSTON. Sept. S. The magnificent new
buildings of the Harvard Medical school
were dedicated here today. This group of
beautiful white msrble buildings Is the
Isrgest single addition to the resources of
Harvard la the history of the university.
TAFT GIVES UP HOPE
Preparation! Beinr Unit it Snih Troopa
to Cuba.
WARSHIPS AND MARINES ENROUTE
All Flana Parfaotad for Aotira Occupation
f tha bland.
ALMA FORCES HAND OF AMERICANS
Hat Refnial to Aooept Tarmi Proffered lj
Libarala.
CONGRESS CALLED TO MEET FRIDAY
Session Is to Consider Resignation ot
Pa I ma and Capote, bat Moderates
Will Remain Away aad Break
tionn.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Sept. !5.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) American Intervention ' in ' Cuba
seems seems but a question of days. Secre
ts ry of War Tsft has given up hop of
peace In the Island and there seems to be
nothing to do but for the t'nlted States
to Intervene peaceably In the island, by
setting up an American protectorate snd
should bloodshed come, take possession of
the Island as Its own.
Activity In War and Navy departments
today seem to Justify the prediction thst
troops will be landing on Cuban soil within
the next seventy-two hours;
Hurry orders have been sent to the
battleships Indiana and Kentucky, now at
Provlncetown, to report Immediately to the
commanding oflloer In Cuban waters with
full complement of sailors and marine
aboard. The Prairie, now at Boston.' has
orders to take on AQ0 marines and sail at
once for Havana. The Brooklyn, at League
Island navy yard and the Texas at Nor-'
folk, has been ordered to take on board all
available marines In those two sections of
the east and sail as soon aa their comple
ment Is complete, for Cuban waters.
The Columbia, which la now bringing home
Secretary Root, has orders to stoo st
Hampton Roads, where the secretary will
leave th vessel and board the Sylph, which
Is to bring Mr. Root to Washington. Should
he arrive on schedule time Secretary Root
will reach Washington next Monday after
noon. In ample time to participate In the
crthlnet meeting whlrh. It la understood, haa
been called for Monday night.
Cabinet Connrll Monday.
The president will leave Oyster Bay arly
Monday morning, October 1, arriving In
Washington that afternoon and according
to reports every member of the cabinet
wilt meet him about the cabinet table on
Monday evening, to discuss Cuban situa
tion. It la reported tonight that the Morgan
line of etearaers, plying between New York
and New Orleans, have been Impressed aa
transports on part of the government and
ordered to rendeivoua at Newport News,
to take the firat xpedltlonary fore of
tha army, to Cuba. This fore will constat
ot probaoiys.ow roon, man n iriti
cavalry. Infantry and light artillery, heavy
artillery .ot , being deemed necessary at
thla time for purpoaea which the president
contemplates of making a peaceful ahow or
force in" order to bring the Cubana to right
senses.
Second Expedition Forming.
While peaceful Intervention la suggested,
troops go prepared for stern campaign,
and while they are moving to several aeo
tlons of Cuba most In revolt against th
dominant government, a second expedition
ary force Is already In process ot forma
tion of larger numbers, with' greater cali
ber guns. Brigadier General Funston will
have command of the first forces of th
army to land In Cuba. The chiefs of th
provisional brigade have been tentatively
selected, subject to the approval of Secre
tary ot War Taft, who Is now attempting
to bring peace to the island, but who aeua
little hope for hla mediation.
Bhould a second expeditionary force be
required, it was stated at the War depart
ment today, that 26,000 men ar under or
ders to hold themselves in readiness for
Immediate service In Cuba, and that In all
probability Brigadier General J. Franklin
Bell, chief of stsfT, would take the field,
supplanting General Funston. wbo would
then become hla assistant In th work of
pacifying Cuba.
. By orders given today through General
Elliott, commandant of the marine corp.
2.500 marines will be en route to Cuba by
Saturday night. . .
Newport Newa has been selected as the
rendesvous for the provisional brigade for
Cuban servleie. In order to avoid the con
gested situation at Tampa, the Spanish
American war having demonstrated that a
one-track railroad la no good for expedi
tious movement of troops. -
PALM A
UOVBHNMEKT
RESIGXt
Proffered Terms Refnsed aad Amer
icans Forced to Intervene.
HAVANA, Sept. 25. The Cuban republic
tonight stands on the verge of a second
period of American Intervention. The mod
erate party, which six weeks ago was In
absolute control ot every office In the island,
national, provincial and municipal, la to
night determined to abdicate everything
and compel the t'nlted States to Intervene,
In fact every government official . front
President Palma down ia sincerely anxloua
to force such Intervention rather .than yield
to any one of tha terms offered by the
liberal party and those in arms against
tbe government.
The liberal leaders chacaterlxe tha con
duct of the government as treason to th
republic while Secretary of War Taft re
gards It aa an unwarranted and dishonor
able attempt to force the hand of th
United States Into Intervention. This, It
has been stated, la precisely what th
Roosevelt administration has been most
anxious to avoid. It is still Just barely
possible that President Roosevelt, througli
Secretary Taft and Assistant Secretary of
Suite Bacon', may yet arrange to establish
the liberals In control of the Cuban gov
ernment, but t,lils la regarded bnly aa tha
remotest sort of possibility. With either
party Installed In power there would still
remain a condition ot deplorable dissatis
faction and unrest and tonight there ap
pears nothing whatever to promise relief
rave full control by the I'nlted States.
Acting Secretary of the Interior Montalvo
declared this evening that lie would never
turn the army over to th liberals under
any circumstances, but all government offi
cials units In saying that If the rebels
In the field or any portion of them resUH
American control the Cuban army would
co-operate with the I'nlted States In every
nay possible. The real feeling at the
palace is one of relief In 'the prospect that
the adversaries of the government will not
win, combined wltb the satisfaction thst
tha United States will ba obliged t take
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