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Omaha Daily Bee.
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THE OMAHA DEC
Best t'hn. West
VOL. XXXVI-XO. 107.
OMAIIA, SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER JO, 1000-SIXTEEX PAHKS.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
FELT AROUND WORLD
tank of Eneland Raise Bate of Discouit
to Six Per Cent.
FlMANriil MIBWTIC DDtP. .
J.. UNANCIAL M KRKtlS DI6TURBLD
' . .
Aoi.aa Due to Continued Calls for Gold
TRADERS RUSH TO COVFR '
tirso.s tod American Securities Drop
Sharply on Announcement.
FfffTT IM HCW V us i cBnLMiii.ta'f-V "":if,,jn '" 1,10 renesnd" .
ttrtV.1 IN NtW YJriK la PRONOUNCED I He- . that the lndiuns w. rr ah- '
' jsoli.tely deaf tj all appe.-itn to return '
Market la Confused and Demoralised
leading lasses Sell In OIY
from Oae to Five
IX).DOX. Oct. 19 Th Bank of England
raised Its discount rate to 6 per cent this
morning. Change.a in the dlacount
of the bank on any day except Tht.r.days
hv been few and fef between and not
Ince November 7 189k. just before the
Baj-Ina- failure hna thn hn nut t.
lanure. una tno rate been put to
par cent. The relapse In American ex-
change,, indicating a renewal of th- rte-! .""" rty for Pt I'oul!' M h:3" rlo K
wands for gold and the probability of larBI J' ?' ."'7'" ,7 ""i n"rlin,fiton; l'p
wlthdraw.1, of the metal for Kgy I ''" "'ved any Instructions from
mmn . .. . . i the r department to forward any
laZr? t .? C" d ,0 fl,'t'0;, ! """ ' ''mand to the seat of
Uker, by tho Bank of England today , , UvliM ,rou, in Wyoming.
..: buhi pi o.s,uv in gold leaving the
1 sam to ne . destined for ;
1TV... iii. j
i.ajpi, wnun nnanclal circles untirlnite ,
very large purchnsea ln behalf of the
I'nlted States, irrespective of whether the)
I rate exchange does or dn not render the!
transaction profitable. Reports are alco !
'.yrrnt hat the Imperial Rank of Germany !
ia conducting a large bullion movement for
Russian account, while Argentina Is In th
market e a purchaser of gold. The mul-
tlpllojt, of the demands for the r,et... it;
inuri uui, empnasixea tne necea--)ty of i
proteettng the already depleted reservre of
tne Bank of England.
Conaols for money declined 7-K to UHi!
after the announcement of tho Increase In
me nang rate.
American securities were depressed, i
Fnlnn Paclflc lout and the rest of the i
list compared with vesterdav's Nw I
The Inrrease In the discount rate waa a
complete surprise to the members of the
Slock exchange. Prlcea gave wav ahnrnlv
and at 2 o'clock consols ahowed a further
Iosjj of . be.ing quoted at JBi at that hour !
Other gilt edged aeeuritlea declined In rym- j
pathy. The American aectlon eontlnued to !
feel the depression and late loewes ranged
from M to lj.
Aa the directors of tho bank separate!
yesterday without changing the rate of
discount. It Is assumed that they have
Tilnco received Information of impending
gold withdrawals from the banks reserve.
wnicn declined during the last two
months, and la now In such a position
tnat the directors consider It necesoary
, .(nn e,..A. .f..
able extent. Th bank's report yesterday
flowed, that the outflow had been slightly
abated, the reserve standing at 131,3(19.- I
100, or a gain of $2,600,000 for the past
woek. . However, this was not considered
to the working margin, as tho reserve
lost about t46.000.000 during the past
lz weeks. The board of trade returns
how the extent to which the United
States absorbed this gold, the report set
ting forth that the American shipments
were aoarly 180.000,000 for the first nine
monthsijCf the present year, against less
than 15,000,000 for each of tho preceding
years. It la- this steady outflow which
the Increased bank rates seek to check.
Effect la ew Vork
NEW YORK. Oct. IS.-Tp New York j
stock market opened weak and lower. The j
- first quotation wa In Atchison and showed
I a decline of 1'4- Other early declines were!
1 Anaconda, 6i: Canudlan Pacific, :,; Bal- '
tlmore & Ohio, 1: St. Paul and Smelting. !
1th.? Amilmnstpil Connr. 1.: Nnnivl. !
vania. Mi; Steel prefeited. and Union 1
h" of the market wa. very con-
. M i . a -.w-
... . ... 1,0, , . ,
Ing pressure to sell seemed to come chiefly
from arbitrage firm which desired to dls-
pose of stocks at any quotation above the
4 - , , . . . , .
London prices. The first to suffer were tho
at ocka In which speculation han been nctlve 1
r. cently, Union Pacific, Amalgamated Cop-
-jw-r and Reading Rumors were circulated
here that the Bank of England's advance
Jmd btan caused by threatened financial .1
trouble In Irfiiidon, but there wag no con '
flrmatton whatever, of thcte reports.
After the first selling movement there
was a rally, but the better tone did not hold
and toward 11 o'clock prices began to fall
gain. Reading, which closed at 1L1V yes
terday, sold below Its, Northern Iclflo lost
4 and others sold down sharply.
A vice prealdent of one of the leading
banks said: 'The increase in tho London
bank rate la easily accounted for. The re
serve of the bank has been depleted until
yesterday it leached 18,000,000. Today
there was a drift for 800.000 to go to
Kuvpt. With the rate of exchange as It
Stood was within the possibilities for us to
draw gold from Ixjndon. While yesterday j
we notified them that we should not do so, i
they evidently felt that so long as it was I
possible to withdraw gold for this country '
at a profitable rate they had better protect !
thenuevcs. anu mi mis reason tne rate
was increased. We see no occasion what-
ever for wlarni In this action."
On tlie floor o
f the Stock ex.Miaiik.-e ibe
it he llrstVou. wete T
usuallv eliciting. Trader! who liaij Mt In- conmitmlon it la proposed to allow the i ance currency notes outstanding of any ' regular
-.lined to. rake the bull end of the market ! directors of the supreme lodge, to appoint ; failed bank. pendlniT realisation on the se- j rural r.
Z"lt the increased CbjTSS A P-ident of the board of con,,,. ,t Kt J'J. j
Immediately sold the active list. The bulk
of the early trading was in Unlou Pacific.
R.ading. Copper and the Steel stocks. Com
mission houses sold heavily, largely for
out-of-town account. Much of the selling
was without notice to customer. There
hurried rails to meet Imoalred m.,.
aina. Tbe business of the first hour wa
within couple hundred thousand of yes-
t.rdav s total ormiiui". -ui ot-iore noon
call money was quoted at t't per cent and
.mall loans were maa at 7 per cent
a. Pari. Doatoa and Philadelphia
r . .O Tr I 1 1 n It. m .
pjHjg, on. i- - oourse io- j
day were heavy owing to free selling due ;
to the unexpected Increase of the Bank of
irnaiand s rate from S to 4 per cent. Rus- !
id steadied- but the rally did not bold
.onia of tha stocks receded to the open
Anaconda, which onen-d off
, . I . i . . ., in a .
asants from yscroj - tu
alan imp'" " - i r oia auuMuucru '' lu.ugni mat iicxi j .ne iu menu to on "ij.iBHii'in me same as tak. n into a toooi ui ti e Bush sirett sta
' tb. RUn bond. ioMW t teX Momlay he w, grant respite, for Is.th j -.'E 1 tion mid there singled uu, S'-anlon from a
BOSTON. Oct. 19.-1.. weakness of the Wr.. Aggie Myers and Frank Hottmar.. pTtr-Vv." ' "ublrlt"ury "r "'P1 d- ; mBt r prlS(,(l,. -lld wared
New Vork Bloc" mrket. which followed I who aro under senteuce ef death for the Nlmb-These note, shall be lasu.d In de. ! could not be mistake. In their ldentiHcaii.m
.... ..iu of discount to per cent by the ' murder of Clarence Myers, the woman 's .nominations or a. ll.i. l;'il Li and 1!00 as ...... ,1
.ofEnand esultedlnasympathetic husband, which will .How the supreme j .Ig" be pX Ty V'ilZS.Un outside ,'he ZL , on the
V .. ..ion In the Boston market In the court of the I'nlted States ample time to them out. L .k
. l ater the market nwornaj .. nt ti Uv.m Tenth There shall ho n.itl, .... .... '
TROOPS ORDERED TO WYOMING
Detachment of Imiilr) Mill Eeart
I tf Indiana Bark In Their
WASHINGTON. Orl. 1 I "jmli the P-
',,i,atl'' f'f 'i''V.'ti..r Itrookr of Wyc.ini.ia
..,rei.iry Tan. i.,- direction of the pr.si-
'lent, has orcierd Major General Ornly
to dll iu f rl. m trnnn ... ..... ..1... t r. U'vnlnlnf
to round up and return to their reservation
the Ute Indians who are now causing a
disturb.. nee In thHt state.
""'"nil Ijrciy IS "opposed io ne . j."
o.nai 111. Thi scb-ello.i nf llir triMin lr. A
to his discretion, but II is believed
be ordered from Fort M.ade, N. D. Jl
v mil. distant n-,.m the scene o. the
Indian lnsp.ct.r McUiugllin returned to- !
j...'.r . ian rcrrvaiton, Faying tny wou.a;t,,c ,,me th(U thr op,.Illng Kpw,hef. In- ,
rather die than ro hack. The v.hlte ar t- j ..uauratliia the convention Wednesday had I
( tiers w very much lncned over the ; hl.in concluded, until todays session, the j
j slaughter of same by the Invaders. They i delegutea hud looked forward to. and. at
I ,",vp kHIed many antelope. Tie y trw.k times. linpaMently clamored for the Intro-
j wnn mem seventy-five head or their own
.cattle, and Mr. Mclaughlin thought these
i wi,n t,, "nie secured ha supplied the ,
Indiana with a sufficiency of meat. He x- j
! nrt'""'l Ie opinion that a considerable, j
i ry to .ecu.c and re-j
i ,,lrn tne In1an'- '
j general Orcelry. division conimander,
. . i
, ,' hn Wn ln Urli,h for several dajs.
That such orders would be received ;
-hoitK- l.owevr nntlcir.ite.t hv him '
unri it i L.,na r, .. it...ta.i iinp nr.
airy from Fort Robinson. Neb., where
two battalions of the Tenth cava It y are
Major Noyes. military secretary at the
department heailquarter.- here, communi
v - .... .
cated wllh Ceneial (Jreeley at Hurllng-
ton Juki tion lati- Friday evening.
WEST VIRGINIA LEPER DIES
Man Who ( nnseil Trool.le for ttttleers
of Three gtatea Sn.Tiin.lia t
tjeorge Hashld, the Syrian leper,
""ral months ago was driven
various cities In the east because of hi
Hflllctiou. died in a shanty at I'l. kens.
near here, today. Heart failure wui the j
cause of hla death. The body will T j
""'mated by the county authorities. The
'"pPr had bcon l,'atp' ' shanty built
''"Pccially for Mm after hla removal to
tl,at Paco by tllc Baltimore ft Ohio Rail-
road company a few months ago, and a
nurse was placed In attendance.
Kashld left Elkitis, W. Va., to go to
a leper colony in New York, but was
discovered and ejected from the train,
and Inter captured at Keyser. The rail
road company shipped him east in a box-
I car, but ho wtas not allowed to enter
Philadelphia, and was sent back to bui-
tlmore, whera he was housed In the box- j
I "more, wmn ne
'fear, a number of d
lays, until one nigiit,
when the Maryland health authorises I
Placed him secretly In' the vestibule of a j
coach and he was taken through here to ,
Paikersourg, xvnere tne uauimore . i pienenieu wun a sona silver punch imwi,
Ohio officials refused to receive the train the presentation speech being made on
until after hia removal. II-t was kept j behalf of the convention hy former Presl
undcr a shade tree there a day or so ,' dent Colonel Robert Ijowry of Atlanta,
and was then taken into Randolph county 1 Ga. President-elect O. S. Whltson, vice
on a special at night. At tirst the rail- ' president of the National City bank. New
road company provided for Ills wants j York City, and Vice President-elect J. l.
until the county and state authorities took ( Powers, vice president of the Citizens'
charge of him. letter a nurse came from j gtate ljank, Mlddlesborough. Ky., were In-
New York to look after him, but ho ctr-
ciliated freely on tile streets ot J icaens
and was assaulted and later shot at scv-
eral times at the shanty.
Bishop Tuttle Reports that Last
car's ( outrllinltona Anionnted
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 1.-At today's sea-
slon of the Evlseopiil conference Bishop
Tu.tlo read a list of figures on the contrl-
butlona by the twenty missionary districts,
and the Sixty-three dioceses in the t nitcd
.o) was raised ast year lor tne missionary
... . , , , ,,
vouiiMiiit-a- ion ! i ".ni i , in '"'''
tho matter of holding a conference next
ng to the fact that the generul
conference convenes next Oc-
lext session will not be held un-
; yeur. Owl
tober the ne
til lHOS. The commltte will report Satur
day. Rev. J. B. Vanrleet of Watcrtown. S. D.,
waa one of the speakers. He held that
the supreme need was having clergymen
able and willing to cope with the difficul
ties of the small town.
A feature of tomorrow morning's services
will be a special meeting at V o'clock, con
k.. siv imii.tin in fn.lf n l.n.
PYTHIANS TALK INSURANCE
! aprema Lodge Discusses Home Pro
posed Chanters la the Endow
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 19. A move toward
' PJ'" '
'. Knightf of Pythias organization upon a
Insurance feature of the
r' - . ,
niori- iuder"nd''iu IkujIs w.ui uo for discus-
! sion by the supreme lodge at today's con-
! vention. Through an amendment to the
! tl,e endowment rank, this position now
I eievmr. iuawii ui hub otuT
proKsed amendments was held in executive
session, which had lu.t ended when the
meeting adjourned until tomorrow
The "lodge of sorrow. la memory of
i dlsilngulsnea i-iuian wno nae oieo since
,he "cment- bld today,
j The- next seesliHt will be held in Boaton
' . . . . .
' RcSrl I t rUn MHO. MTtnb
I . u, .
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.-..iri.TT . , ... . ,
MARSHALL Mo., Oct. l'.'.-C.x ei n. r
haa been appealed to that tribunal. Gov
ernor Folk said he would grant th- respite
to Huttmau. although not Jolicited. because
the Issues are Identical with those iuvolved
In ths case of Mrs. Myers.
BANKERS HAVE WARM TIME
Report oa Plan for Currency Reform
Provoke a Lively Debate. I
REFERREP TO SPiCIAL COMMITTEE
tonffr with Sew Vork
S-N jher of rninmrrrr and Draft
Bill to Be ftuhraltted
ST. IXt"lS. Mo., Oct. J9. The concluding
day wwlmi of th" thirty-second annual
coiim ntlon of i! American Bankers' asso
ciation was mark' d by warmth of discus-
,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,. . n,mnl'tll v I
flf countrr mov th:it m .wii
!t,Mio,ulc nnf,lsl(ll whrn fllo Kubj,.,.t of a i
currency reform plan was tntrodured. Front j
ductlmi of the currency topic, and when I
it was brought forward today tue conven- j
I Ion was ready and eauer to struggle with
It. And struggle It did for over an hour, I
dually culminating Its efforts in the adop- '
tion of -a resolution Introduce by William
llcoige of Aurora, III., to refer the con- i
sideratlon and formulation of a currency
reform plan to a committee to be appointed ;
b the executive council, which ahall con-,
ll.ei-ce einiiillt. unl iiuhmlt a nlnn f,r eii- '
n..t..,... .... .. i i .. .
netinent Into u law by cougr-ss.
lth almost brent hlea Interest the
Mcnihly llatened to the reDort of the bank-
j ing legislative committee as It was read
by r-halrman Arthur Reynolds, president
tw. VT...I....A. i ...-I,
' " . t ..I'liiii-CT iaiiunni ilium. iii.m-
ull1 i, ik tii- i-iirr.,l.e ll.jeci anu reinim
forth the plan formulated by the com-
mittee for a credit or currency clearance.
The plBn comprised ten sections nnd Chair- rectors are hereby authorized to receive
r, ,.,. i l. r...i ..,( i. . .... ... a "nd transmit to the lexal detiartment of
man Reynolds rtated that It was prepar. d R(,vpl.nn.nl rP anH data bearing
with conHlderation as to the condition of i sucn frauds or iillimd fruuda as may
the country, its necessity, the temperament j be submitted to them by the members of
of the people and the best interest of . th'8 longress.
Iho citizens as a whole, aiming to protect I Another resolution provides thnt the pres
tbe interests of the humblest cltlxens, os j 1,lent appoint a committee of live to con
well as those of the wealthy. j "(ipr ,ho relation between the ore prn-
, ducers and the smelter interests and re
convention In en 1 nronr. , p,t to the congress r.t Its next session.
The moment the reading of the commit- ' Resolutions also were adopted askrng
tee'a report was concluded the convention J members of eongrewt to support the move
was in an uproar. Resolution:, were of- ment for better highways and commending
fered to adopt the report aa a whole, an- the proposed International exposition at
other to refer it back to the executive Seattle for the purpose of making known
council without recommendation, another I to the world the -mineral and other re
to consider the sections ad seriatim, and Bources of the Alaska and Yukon terri-
all the while delegates wildly clamored to
discuss the. subject and give expression to
Individually formulated plans. An hour's
discussion s finally agrcd upon, and
the discussion was thorough and spirited,
but without definite conclusion. At the
expiration of the time limit, a resolution
waa offered by William George to refer the
report of the legislative committer to a
fcpocial committee, and the adoption of the
resolution ended the matter. Five minutes
later the majority of the delegates were I
hurrying from the hall to enjoy a boat
ride on the Mississippi river, arranged for
by the entertainment committee.
Edmund G. Vaughan, president of the Na
tional Bank of Cuba, at Havana, modern
aaaresa on- "Hanking in Cuba," after which
the candidates named by the nominating
committee were unanimously elected,
Retiring President John li. Hamilton was
: stalled into office und after brief speeches!
. or acceptance by each the convention ad
I joui ned sine die.
j Plan for Credit Currency.
I The idan for a credit or clearance cur
rency proposed by the bank legislative cmi
j mittee is as follows:
j First That a currency commission f
, seven members, to be appointed by the
president and confirmed bv the senate, this
j commission to be nonpartisan. The eomp
, f roller of currcnev to ho .lumiwr of i,.
commission and the first six members to
be appointed two lor four years, two for
.vears ana two tor twelve years, and
j- J;-an-.'nr1J ""n,b'!r'
Second -That credit or rlxinnr. eor.,..
m.i be issued by any n.ittonal bi nk. or a
maiorlty of the national banks ot any city.
upon application to the commission In any
; o.... i no. w i ti uu per cent of tlio
""i-! i '. circuuiiioii outstanding.
. Third -That the neceasitv for a secret ..
: clearance currency and the maximum time
; inai i. may ri l mi 111 outstaiid nir slu.f be le.
termined by .he commission, and the laws
now applicable io the redemption of bond-
secured notes shall apply to these notes
i tll u lke manner, except aa lo the amount
' thet may he redeemed in any calendar
! Fourth Thai the banks Issuing credit or
1 clearance currency must oav n tax during
! ..... .... ... ...
ne iinir iiac iMiuiossinn ior us
redemption at not less than .1 per cent per
annum. The failure of tho bunk to deposit
with the treasury or depositories designated
by the commission the amount necessary to
retire within the required time, the tax
on the credit or clearcice circulation out
standing shall be Incrensed at the rate of
1 n.r p.n. r annum tnr .i..H ...l,'.i......i
. . ,-- ... - - t . . ' ii ii 'i ia i
wick that tne panK rails to make t lie nee
essary deposit for its redemption, no fn-c-
tion of a week to be considered In com.
Fifth The tax on the clearance circula
tion, after deducting the expenses of the
commission and the manacenie.it of thi
department shall he deposited with the
treasury of the United States as a f ind
known as "bank credit note circulation
fund" until this fund equals R per cent of
the bond secured natlom.l bank c.lrcula-
ihl- ..,.,." ' afler ma' ma Slni' Ida fund
i shall be Invested by the seen tarv of th,.
"easui y In gold at the end of each fiscal
year to t held ln the treasurv as th.
; bM!ti; for ai, of ,,j rertitieates which
. oasis ior all .nut? o
shall be used In th
e leilren.eul of the
covered trysury noles. The "bank ortflit
ned V.n'X. o? ZJ!, h'
Security for Issue
( Sixth Before sny lank can issue credit
1 ,r clearance currency It must deposit with !
the treasury department or depositories to1
' Via rleslkr.iMteri iiv the frmini'.-inii r. ...,.-.. 1
s'ciui.je ni i. if umm, putea ..poll riv me ,
coiiilitroller of currency's department, to
an amount ot at least 10 per r ent in excess ;
of circulation to be tuaued.
Seventh The credit or clearance cur-'
v.'iii'v Khll h retirv.fi o e.l , m 1 1. . . . . . u !
ti,... un.i in iiu.li un.no.i. t.hn v,.. .,,
rected bv the commission by depositing"
'" nn me in-iu.j oeiwrimeut or at
1 Hllih denOM. tories MS tlie Collltl, ir.r. ......
I di,.,:ct. ' " "
L'iui,ihTk ..... i
; noies to ne printed and au amouul to be
Icenl of the Iw.nd secured clrcniatioii out-
j ITIII ill llir i"ilHl "TIU1TU Circ.l lit I lOtl ,
j standing. Said notes to be aeeepiable
notes designating the nations) or Ihe n un
her of tbe bank issuing them, but they
shall be numbered and legisirred Wllh the
Treasury department commtsxion ko that
they may Is; able to know at all times the ,
Continued ou Second Page.)
WINING CONGRESS ELECTION
J. II. Richards of Boise la Chosen
President and J F. tialhreath
of Denver ccretnry.
DENVER. Oct. 19. The ninth annual
session of the American mining congress
came to an end this afternoon with the
announce nit nt by the Inn: ni : directors of
the re-election of the old oflL-crs, a. fol
io we :
J. If. Richards of ltolso. president.
Thomas Kwing of San Francisco, first
I.:. R. Hulkeley of Rollu, Mo., second
K. A. t'ollbiirn of Colorado Springs, third
J. F. Gailbrratii, Jr. of Denver. secre
tary. President T"?iM,n-,1.i .'i,...,l ihut ho hoard .
nt ,u,,tr r .,. ,,r,,ni..l and!
hd arrolnied 1 he following coinndltee to '
.also to i,rna ,H.fo(. th,. (onKrePs of j
the Tnlted Ktates the r-:,ter of estal.tiah- !
Inn a national depart nent of mines and!
mining: John Pern of I'tah. Thomas Ewlmj j
of Callfornhi, K. A. Oollburn of Colorado;
Springs. .orKe V. K. Porsey of Ne-i
braska and Dr. K. II Ilulkeley of Mis- j
Additional resolutions relative to mlnlna-
frauds were adopts today as follows: t
Resolved. Th.it the officer of the Ainer- i
lean mimns cngress i n"i i :- !
f uVy MlZTLn
,n, )nw known aj. the Pard.e res,.luilon.
charges of its vii lation re i ad n- - !
ernorof the state In which alleged ruining
properties are claimed to exist at his dls-
,.,.,, r,.nilP!(,. u,lnrlae the com- ;
State official to examine such alleaed mill'
I'1 properties sii (Heient ly to determine and
report on their approximate realltv. n.nd
as-Jihe state may charge a reasonable fee to
cover the cost of such examination and
, toh' .PH,:,1 hy Prtlea
requesting such examination.
Resolved. That the American mining con
gress commends every effort of the govern
ment in preventing frauds In the taking
up f mining claims, or In the correction
a:nl punishment of frauds already commit
ted, and tne president and board ot .1
tories In the Vnlted States and Canada and
otl the Pacific coast.
The congress voted to hold its meeting
next, year at Joplin, Mo.
W. C. T. U. MEMORIAL SERVICE
World's Convention Holds Impressive
Exercises and Hears Address
BOSTON. Oct. 19. An Impressive me
morial service for members who have died
during the Inst three years was one of Hie
leading events of the second day of the
triennial convention of the World's
Woman's Christian Temperance union In
Treniont toinple. ; . . ,.. . .-
In delivering a brief address today on
"Mimical Temperance," Mrs. Martha M.
Allen denounced patent medicines which
contain alcohol and gave a demonstration
of the presence of alcohol In two Buch
medicine by heating samples of them In
r-pcrfally constructed lamps and showing
to the debgates that the gas thus gen
erated would burn brillluntly. Reports of
many department superintendents were
read during the day. Following an address
on "The Menuce of Morm.mlsm," by Mrs.
Maria Weed, the convention unanimously
adopted a resolution endorsing the work
of American women In trying to secure
a constitutional amendment prohibiting
polygamy In the United State. A message
was read from President Roosevelt inviting
the foreign delegates to the convention to
meet him In Washington on November 7.
It was learned today that Mrs. Lillian
M. N. Stevens of Portland. Me., who had
been supported by the British delegate for
the presidency of the World's union, had
declined to be a candidnte. The election
of officers will be held tomorrow.
UCCTFRM M&TTFR AT P APITfil
to I tnlM IVIM I I tno M I VArl I ML
r- lletull Made for Army Retirlna
Hoard to Meet In
(From a Staff Correapjudent.)
ASHINGTON, Oct. 19.(SpecUl Tele-
grain. )-Colonel Edwurd B. Pratt. Thir
tieth infantry; Major Moses G. Zallui-kl.
quartermaster; Major George D. Peshon,
surgfon, and Captain Thotnus L. Rhoades,
assistant rargeon, are detailed as mem
bers of the army retiring board at Omaha,
vice Brigadier Coneral Theodore J. Wint;
Colonel John ILoff, assistant surgeon gen
eral; Lieutenant Colonel Jchn C. Muhl n
berg, deputy paymaster general, and Ma
jor Richard W. Johnson, surgeon. ielievd.
Postmasters appointed: Nebraska
Howe. Neuiaha county, Charles A. Keel,
vice W. H. Lohr, resigned. Iowa Hart.
ford. Warren county, Lizzie Shepherd, vice
A v. Vellons i-esicned Souih Diknu-
tenons, lesignea. souin Uakota
Warner. Brown county, Alexander L.
Wuiiaut vice B. A. Estey, resigned
Rural rc"" "4abf"
Nance count?. Nebraska, December I
j Belgrade. mut .': population. 3H families;
' hrU8;i' m- F"' t,;"n' -o 3 and 4; pop
. ulallon, t'.:8 famnl s; house.j, 1 j7. Oer.oa.
' route I
population. 3" families; houses, 73
orge E. Lnrrt-.o has been appointed
and Ftait't E. Munatt aubstituta
arrier for r- vto I at Laurens, Ia.
WOMEN IDENTIFY PRISONER
u nthrr f lelress
SAN FKAXC1SCO, Oct. l.-halph an
ion, now in ci.arge under suspl.lon of
murdering William Frlede, a Market street
, inurue. ui .
storekecp r. was positively Id, milled yes-
terday py n. uiiuion and her
. . ..... - .. , ,
. daujnu-r .uo a. a s.auoned out-
i irt.. I rled: a thou on Hie djv h,.
beiten to deatn Ueinnd his t:uiintr with a
; mother of M.ihcl Gilinan. Ihe actr.
Mrs. Gilriviu und l.er daughter w.io
Scanlon. who had len maintaining all
along tiiat he wc !ioiier iu the vicinity
of the crim on lh aiternoo:i u
pci enated was evldi nfly badly UkoJ
atuick Is fore the compl teiie. of the idca-
i tltKatiow .
STANDARD OIL IS GUILTY!
Jury at Findlay Tinflf it Guilty of Con
ipiracy in Restraint of Trade.
VERDICT REACHED AFTER LONG DELAY
Company's Attorney Makes Motion for
ew Trial When Jury Henorta
at F.arly Hoar Friday
hl.NDUXY, O.. Oct. 19 After de liber tins
thlrtj-two hours the Jury ln the case of
the State of Ohio against the Standard
Oil Company of Ohio returned a verdict of
guilty on the charge of conspiracy again, t
trade In violation nf the Valentine anti
trust law. The verdict was rendered at
4:1. o'clock this morning, the Jury having
announced Its readiness to report exactly
at I o'clock. The court and attorneys ar
rived In n half hour, when the xer.lict was
rendered. When the Jury came in and lun.
taken Its place In the Jury box Judge
'Oentlemen, have you agreed upon a ver
"Your honor, we have," responded Fore
"What la that verdict?"
To this the foreman sent to the court a
typewritten form, which had been filled
out. and the court read It as follows:
We, the Jury In this case, find the de
fendant guilty In the manner and form the
. efendant stands charged on the informa
tion. (Slgnedl A. U BAILEY, Foreman.
o Spectator Present.
There was not a spectator In the room
aside from Attorney Troup for the de
fendant nnd Prosecuting Attorney Pavid
and several newspaper men, and no demon
"Do you want the Jury polled?" Inquired
the court of Troup.
"That Is not necessary." was the answer.
The court then, addressing the Jury, said:
Gentlemen, you deserve all the credit and
thanks which are due you for your pa
tience and close nttention to this case, and
I want tn tha:ik vou. and in that word I
express all there is n it jnd all I can ex
press. You may now be discharged and
go to' your homes.
As the Jury was leaving the room Mr.
Troup stepped up lo the court and said
lie wished to make the motion for :t new
trial of the case. Judge Banker assured
him that all such motions would be enter
tained as a matter of course. The court
at once adjourned and five minutes after
the verdict had been rendered the building
was dark and deserted
Penalty (or Offense.
The penalty Is a tine of from ISO to lu,(i0,
which may be repeated for each day of the
offense, or imprisonment of from six to
The Standard Oil company of Ohio has
given notice that it will file a motion for
a new trial. Under the practice of tho
court the defendant has three days to put
this motion In form.
The next step will be for the court lo
Impose the penalty.
The defense will then take their bill rf
exceptions to such rulings of Judge Bunker
as they have objected, to the circuit court
of the state. The appeal from this court
Is to the supreme oourt of the state by
which tribunal there Is no doubt the Issue
will ultimately be decided.
To the state, the suit, the verdict and
the ultimate appeal Is Important, pai
tlcularly because it Initiates an entirely
new method of proceeding against alleged
trade monopolies that is, by information
and affidavit Instead of by grand Jury in
dictment. The trial occupied soven day
preceding the Jury's deliberation.
Jury Mne to Three at First.
When the case went to Uie Jury at 8:.'
Wednesday night the first ballot of the
Jurors stood nine for conviction and three
for acquittal, as tho result of continuous
deliberations to 4 o'clock yesterday morn
ing one of the three for acquittal Joined Ihe
majority. At 7 o'clock Thursday night one
of the two remaining for acquittal wen:
over to the other aide and at 4 o'clock tiiUi
morning the last of the three guvo his
assent to the verdict of "guilty."
A touch of the dramatic marked the two
closing hours of the Jury's deliberation.
Hymns were sung during all but ten min
utes of this time. This ten minutes came
at the end and was occupied by the re
maining Juror, who had stood out. in ex
plaining his positiqn and surrender to the
majority. There was not tlic slightest
levity about this hymnal service. Tiie
Jurors had then been many hours without
sleep. 'The songs, which were started
shortly after 2 o'clock in the morning
echoed ot first feebly through the spacious
county court house. As one familiar hymn
after another was sung It was evident that
a spirit of. fratci nallsni was gaining head
way in the small chamber in which the
twelve men were locked. The number of
voices Increased; the hymns gained iii
volume nnd enthusiasm. Then, "Home,
Sweet Home'' was sung, the national
anthem followed, then more hymns.
Prosecutor David stated today that ho
would take no action In the case agalnit
John D. Rockefeller until tho supreme
court passes on the Jurisdiction ot the
Company Issues statement.
NEW YORK. Oct. 19. The legal depart
ment of the Standard Oil company has
given AUt the following statement:
The verdict in the cuo at Findlay against
the Standard Oil company carries with it
a tingle fine of from Mj to X4.WU. which Is
the maximum, according to the law under
the Information on which the suit was
brougnt. Tho defendant luwyers in trie
c i.'e ure taking immeuiate steps for app al
before final adjudication may pass thiouh
tbre courts, namely, court of common
pleas, the circuit court and the supreme
court of Ohio. They feel cnntldent of se
curing a reversal on manifold errors in
the trial Just concluded.
Transcript for Moody.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Oct. 19. Attorney
General Moody said lie did not care to
comment on the verdict In the Standard
Oil case. He said that United States Dis
trict Attorney Sullivan would make a re
port on the trial and forward a transcript
of the. evidence. As the United States had
nothing to do with the case, Mr. Sullivan
did not take part.
Democratic- Politician la Held for
Illegally Asalatlna la atarallsa
tloa of Foreigner.
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 19. Wholesale nat-
uralixalion frauds ln the Hennepin county
! district courts have been discovered by the
officer of tlie courts ana tne evidence has
! been turned over to the I'nlted States
authorities and a thorough investigation
is under way.
Sixty-two warruiils are being served by
i.n I'nltMit Mliilea marshal and Ioe Win.
! throp. a well known democratic isilltlclau.
has been arresled and bound over to await
the action of the federal court. It is
said that large numbers of foreigners have
perjured themselves, in taking out their
S'coud papers. In overstating the time they
have lren ln this country (or the purpose
of making voters of them,
the bee bulletin.
Forecast of rather Rain and Colder
atnrrin. Sunday Pnrtlj lnud.
I Hank of Knalnnd tarta Tronhle
Bankers Hate a Lively Wlndan.
standard OH Coatlcted la Ohio.
Many I.Ives Lost In .reat atorml
a Blst Plana for Missionary Work.
II 'lews from All Parts of rbraaka.
People. Flock to Hear Sheldon.
Chief Rrlana Acquitted of (.rati.
Chief Ilonahne .prrH Beaaon.
Fine Horses Come to the Know.
Shallenhrraer Spt-aka la Omaha.
T Mkt Train for the I nlna Parltlr.
Decisions of the Supreme Court.
Affairs at Xnuth Omaha.
11 onth Omaha. tiHirlala I nder Fire.
Army lleadqunrtera Kndanarred.
13 ( nmmerrlal Revlevt of the Week.
"porting- Event f (he Day.
13 Financial and Commercial err.
15 Council Bluff and Inna Sews.
Temperature at Omaha lesterdayi
. . Tl
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i B a
a. m .
T a. m . ,
f a. in. ,
ft a ni .
10 a. m. ,
11 a. in.,
OLD MAN FEARFULLY BEATEN
Die aa Result
Shamefully bruised and beaten, several
ribs broken. Ids head badly battered nnd
possibly fractured at the hands al the
hands of a man whom he had taken In
and given fond and shelter, Halvert Thor
aon, an aged man living in a hovel on, the
sldchlll mar Fourteenth and Corby streets,
was found Friday evening by Police Patrol
Driver Al Samuelson, lying on a cot and
suffering extreme pain and perhaps dying
from the numerous wound. The person
who thus rewarded the hospitality shown
him Is said to be named Andrews, a large.
able-bodied man who, too lazy to work,
nas made ins Home with Thorson, occult
ing the free board and lodging without a
trace of gratitude.
Thorson Is a weak and shriveled old man
of apparently 75 years. He has no family
and for years has provided fur himself out
of his earnings aa a tailor, living In the
hut set Into the side of the hill. HIh neigh
bors say he has always been kind and
harmless, and their indignation at finding
him In his precarious condition boded ill
for his assailant, should he venture to put
In an apparance.
Samuelson notified the station of the
matter and Police Surgeon Harris was sent
to attend the man. Harris found fracturva
of the ribs in most dangerous places, some
of the bones being almost powdered, evi
dently from a series of kicks. The eyes
were blackened and swollen, while the back
of the head indicated it had been struck
a severe blow. Harris was unable to make
a thorough examination under the circum
stances and Thorson absolutely refused to
be moved to a hospital. He did what he
could for the old man, however, but said
there was some doubt If he would live
through the night.
Thorson's assailant could not be found
during the night, but bo will probably be
picked up today by the police. It was
learned by Officer Samuelson thut Thorson
and his companion had been drinking beer
together and the belief prevailed among
neighbors that the two quarreled, the dis
pute ending in a fight.
TEN MEN BURN TO DEATH
Three Others Are Merloualy Injured
In Fire In mm Alabama
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 19.-Ten men
were burned to death, two seriously and
perhaps fatally Injured, and a third slightly
hurt as the result of a fire which destroyed
the boarding house of Mrs. E. E. Wattley
on Third avenue between 2 and 3 o'clock
this morning. The dead:
W. N. NICHOLS, street car conductor.
D. B. NEAL. street car conductor.
W. Jt. TA YliOR t,treef car motorman.
fi. PRESTON, conductor.
EDWARD CALDWELL, motorman.-
E. B. HOS1IOW, conductor.
O. D. BURNS, metnnnan.
WILLIAM T. HA LI , rrnductnr.
W. B. LIVINGSTON, rolling mill man..
OLLIE H. HINES. employed by Blrmlmr-
! ham Paint and Glasn company,
i The Injured:
j C. E Henlcli, street car conductor.
! G. W. Troutmaii, motorman.
C. B. Keith, street .railway employe.
There were twenty-one boarders In the
house, almost all of whom were street rail
way employes. In addition there wera
i three other persons, Mrs. Wattley and her
two sons. All have been uccounted for.
The dead and injured occupied rooms on
the second Ktory of the bouse. Burglars
hava been detected on the premises twice
within the last two months and Mrs. Watt
ley thinks the house was robbed and then
set on fire.
HEAVY FINE F0R RAILROAD
Sew York Central Assessed Over Hun
dred Thousand Dollars for'
' . .
, ,...n.v. w,. nun. in in
tni.ed States circuit : court, todyy imposed
: a fine of 1108 000 on the New York Central
, ft Hudson River Railroad company for
granting rebate, to Lowell M. Palmer.
,who ha. charge of transportation for the
were six counts and a fine of 817,000 was
imposed In each,
j Frederick L. Pomeroy, assistant traffic
; manager of the New York Central, was
I fined Sl.OOO on each count, a total of 16,(00.
! Judge Holt criticised the practices of the
RAILWAY SURGEONS ADJOURN
H. B. Jeaaluga and T. B. Larry of
of Council Bluffs Are Two of r
fu Ii-" Kill r. r l'l. ilio I, ,.io,
'session of the convention of railway sur-
aeons today the following officers were
elected for the enruing ytr: President,
W H Hi.v WelUto.l O: reereli.rv If I
Jennings, Council Bluffs, Ia.; treasurer,
B. Lacey, Council Bluffs, In.
Court Hou.e for Natrona ( oantt .
CASPER. Wyo.. Oct. 19. (Special )-The
, county commissioners or Natrona county
! have decided to submit to tlie voters of
; this count:- at the ebcii.ui in N'ov.niber
i tlie matter of Is. tiding the county for thi
: erection of a toU.oro court house. The propo
, aiUou is generally considered favorably and
j it is btlleved will carry l.j a large
WIND BRINGS DEATH
Awful Results of Cyclone Which Swept
Cuba and F.orida.
SHIP WRECKED CI7 ELLIOTT'S KEY
Tidal Wave Rolls Oter Island, Killiae
Orer Two Hundred.
LOSS IN HAVANA OVER TWO MILLIONS
Twenty Persons Drown, Ifost of Them of
CRUISER BROOKLYN uRAGS ITS ANCHOR
eel Uronnd la Mad. bat nets Off
I nda matted Harry Fosdlek, Army
Teamster. Mho Uvea at Oloa
City, Fatally Hurt.
MIAMI. Fla.. Oct. inThe steamer Si.
I.ucle, Csptaln Bravo commanding, has
sunk off the Florida coast. One of the ex
cursion steamers arrived In port tonight,
bringing sixty Injured, who were taken
to the hospital, and it )s said twenty-eight
Louies win ne nrt.ugiit up tomorrow. i
It ia belle veil now that a part of the Flor
Ida Fish and Produce company's fleet waa
destroyed. Manager Adams sent out one
of Its bouts this morning lo look for the
men nnd lxiata and on Its return the crew
reported no signs of the fleet. The fishing
nets were found strewn upon the hop.
Captain Bravo says that he anchored
nn .Ii. Inn r v-in... . . ...
' iv.-- oi niiiiui s ne.. , iwemy-TIVP
miles south of Miami, yesterday morning
nnd that soon after a tidal wave engulfed
the Island.. He says there were 30 resi
dents on the Island, all of whom woro lort.
The St. Lucie was oruabad by the same
wave and of the 100 passengers on board,
twenty-five were killed. Csptaln Bravo was
A barge containing H people Is said to
have iK-en torn away from lis moorings
at Elliott key and afterwards picked up
near the Bahama. Ilands. fifty of Its pas
sengers having been drowned.
Twenty Dead in Hmm.
HAVANA. Oct. 19. A cyclone of un-'
preeedeuled severity, accompanied by a
terrific downpour of rain, swept over the
provinces of Havana and Pillar del Rio
Wednesday night and resulted In twenty
deaths ln this city and the serious Injury"
of a dozen or more persons. The damage Is
estimated at fully tinoo.noo. The dead are
all Cubans of the poorer clase. .
The I'nlted States cruiser Brooklyn
I drugged Its anchor until Its stern grounded
in the mud off La Regla. It got off this
morning without Injury-
The storm caused great havoc and con
fusion In the shipping In the harbor. Many
buildings were badly damaged and nearly
all the trees In the city and suburbs were
The 2,000 American soldiers' and marines
at Camp Columbia wore put to great in
convenience by the storm. Nearly all the
400 tents In camp were blown down, but
there was little actual damage. Harry
Fosdick, an army teamster with tho
Twenty-etgMh Infantry, from Bloux City.
Ia., sustained probable fatal Injuries. . He
was crushed hy a tree which fell through
the tiarracks In which he was sleeping.
Fred Butcllffe of Fort Snelllng had his
head rerknuriy Injured and Thomas Sho
nealt of Reading. Pa., sustained Injuries to
Great Damaae to Crops.
One hundred and fifty tobacco bams in
the Alquizar district were destroyed.
The recently planted tobacco crop also
was M-Tloosly damaged. Eneorinous dam
age is reported from Gulra aectlon. ths
center of the banana and plantain grow
ing Industry. These crops arc said to
have been practically destroyed. Many
small farmers lost their all and aro In
Matanxia City was practicaly uninjured,
only u few houses there sustaining dam
ages. No loss of life has yet been reported
from outside Havana, hut a message re
ceived today says five persons were Injured
All street car service In Havana was
paralyzed ad communication with out
side points waa impossible. The telegraphic
service was annihilated.
The first truln to come into the city
since the storm was the Santiago express,
which arrived this afternoon. Passengers
report that the devastation does not reach
far to tho eastward.
Havana recovered quickly from tho ef
fects of tho storm, and today, except for
the presence of gangs of men replanting
uprooted trees and the sight of wreckage
in' the harbor, one would not know that
auch a severe storm had blown over this
und of the Island.
.Tonight gay crowds are promenading the
streets and lounging In the cafes, appar
ently quite oblivious of the fearful exper
ience through which their city has passed.
Street car truffle was fully resumed to
day. t'ralser Browklya Aaroand.
The storm caused ths greatest damage
and confusion In the harbor. The Brook
lyn drifted further than any other war
ship and finally brought up off La Regla
with Its stern In the mud. It got off this
morning under Its own steam and has sus
tained no Injury. The cruiser Denver, the
j cruiser Minneapolis, the battleship Texas,
j the auxiliary cruiser Prairie and tho supplv
CulUc Bll riraBgoa lhel ni;
or bul seamanship .averted
j PoIlialona. T,.t. ,Mtm w,.r. M fjt
to ,K.rma,m,y anchored buoya. whl, h
I n,.vr Marfl know , hJe ' h
The damage sustained by tho tqundion
amounts to little.
The chartered army transport Chicag .,
from Newport News, with bors-s and
mules and a few teamsters, arrived here
this morning after a Wrine struggle with
the gale off the Florida roast. Its fore
mast was carried away and huge a
wept Its decks. The superstructure was
damaged and a number of stalls were cir
rld away. One hundred mule, and twenty
horses were swept ovei board and many
other animals were Injured.
The . total numlier or lighters sunk In
1 the harlior haa not yet been asc r'a'n.d.
Many of them were loaded with sugar and
",Hl' u,,ou wn"'n tnp n""
W,M , ""'' to the luck of II hl-
' "' "?' um'',, "r "ow discharging ulorg-
",r '""- - narnor PUS tM:i
! aeirched for dead and It is now believed
that all the bodies have been f .und.
Wind I U-hli Miles aa Hour.
! Tho 'U""1 began nt au early hour In in .
,vening and In. reaa. d in severity al nlKht
when tne wind reached a maximum of
eighty mlle-a an hour. Tim .torlc nf the
'city weie badly frightened and many of
I them pmswd slrcph s nightc. There was
I no power far elect ilc lights, the gas burned
! dimly and candles had. to bv r sorted to.
1 Thousand of txTsima spent the night in
jthe cafe. The weather ohavrvvr LU
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