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he Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVI-NO. 259.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, AriUL 16, 1907-TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TIIHEE CENTS.
QUAKE IN MEXICO
Eotir Eootbero Half of thi Bcpnblio ii
Badly Jlnksa Up.
TWO TOWNS ARE ENTIRELY DESTROYED
Enmort of Heavy Lorn of Lif An Hot
PANIC CONDITIONS PRESENT EVERYWHERE
Sumter of Flaots En irely Cut Ofl from thi
SHOCK Rt CORDED IN MANY CITIES
lesmograph at Albany, N. Y., Is
Affected More Thus lit Time
of the San Francisco
CHILPANC1NGO. Mexico. April 15. This
city has been completely destroyed by an
earthquake. The known dead number
eleven and the badly Injured twenty-seven.
The greati-et panic prevails and people axe
fleeing to the open country. The earth con
tinues to rock at half-hour Intervals and
many minor shocks are completing; the
work of destruction.
Word has reached here that the city of
Chllapa, forty-two kilometers to the north'
eastward, has also been destroyed. No de-
tails have been received as to the number
of the dead and Injured. The population of
Chllpanclngo Is 7.4BX, and until the panic
Into wh'ch the cltlsens have been thrown
abates K will be Impossible to state the
number of casualties. The population of
Chllapa Is 1600. No word has boon received
from Tlxtla, and It is feared It also has
been destroyed. According- to the movement
Of the earthquake Tlxtla would be la Its
Panic Prevails at Chllapa.
The following message was sent to the
federal telegraph office In Mexico City from
Our boys are working In a public garden.
A terrible panic prevails, as the earth con
tinue to tremble at rular Intervals. Send
us tents that we may establish an office out
tn the country.
All communication with the west ooast
' has been cut off since the movement of the
first big shock, and It Is not known to what
extent that region suffered. The nearest
large town, Aoapuloo, 131 kilometers to the
out h went of this pjaoe, has not been heard
Both the volcanoes of Coltma and Jorullo
are In this region. The earthquake, It Is
feared, may cause these mountains to be
Some more active and to destroy much
property and many Uvea.
Entire Meaa Belt 'nocked.
CITY OF MEXICO, April 15. The federal
telegraph office here has Informed the As
sociated Press that last night's earth
quake has interfered with the working of
the wires In all parts of the republic south
ef a una drawn from Acapulco on the west
oast to Tamplco on the gulf ooast.
Froin messages received at the telegraph
office here up to noon It appears that the
entire southern half of the republic. In
cluding the lower country and the "Mesa"
belt, felt the shock last night.
Messages from as far north as Ban Luis
. Potost and south to San Juan Bautlsta, In
the state of Tabasco, report feeling the
shock In varying degrees. At no place,
however, has a loss of life or great do ruc
tion of property been reported except tn
the state of Guerrero. The boundary line
of the northern sons of the earthquake
extended across the country In a north
westerly direction for over 400 miles and
' south over 600 miles.
Heavy Loss of Life Rumored.
The National Dank of Mexico has re
ceived a telegram saying that 600 lives were
lost In the destruction of Chllpanclngo and
Chllapa, In governmental circles the report
Is not credited. It Is admitted that both
cities were leveled to the ground, but It Is
not thought that the death list will even
approximate 600, owing to the fact that
the houses are built of stone In order to
resist earthquake shocks.
The federal authorities here have been
appealed to by the governors of the' dis
tricts of Bravos and Chllapa for tents, as
the Inhabitants are now living In the open.
The governor of Guerrero has dispatched
military engineers and troops to the
stricken district and the work of rescue
' and sanitation Is being carried on In a sys
. tematlo manner,
ts believed that the local station Is much
nearer the center of the shock than the
eastern stations, where the duration of the
quake whs much longer.
It Is a well founded fact that .shock Is
always shortest at the nearest point to the
center of an earthquake," said Prof. Armln
O. Leaschner, director of the students' ob
servatory, and head of ths department of
astronomy at the University of California,
this afternoon. "The shock felt In the
east was very plainly recorded oa the Omey
aleemograph tn the students' observatory.
We did .not take the record oft until 1
o'clock this afternoon, although It was
much earlier than our regular time for
making observations, which are taken every
twenty-four hours. The record of the
heavy motion Is followed by that of ad
ditional heavy shocks."
. Shock Felt la Hew York.
ALBANY, N. T.. April 15. The strongest
and longest earthquake shock recorded on
the setmograph at the state museum here
sines the trscrument was Installed began at
1:14 a. m. today and continued more than
two hours. The record Is much more pro
nounced than that mads by the San Fran
cisco earthquake of last year.
The maximum vibration was so severs
. as to swing the pendulum clear off the
Assistant State Geologist David H. New
"The disturbance must have been very
severe, Indeed, longer and more severs
than any recorded since our Instruments
were Installed, more than a year ago. It
appears to have beea some 1.000 miles away,
to the southwest or southeast."
In a statement given out at the stats
geologist's office today It ts declared that
"there la no doubt that the present dls
. tur bancs belongs to the world shaking
variety, and that tt will be found to have
been" felt at the selsmographloal stations
In this country m 11 a iu Surupe and
prrhaps In other parts of ths world.
"The first Indication of the disturbance
was received at 1:141s o'clock this morning.
At 1: a. tn. the waves developed rapidly
to extraordinary size, reaching an ampli
tude of over six Inches as faced by the
pendulum and causing the recording arms
m swing entirely off the cylinders on both
he north-south and east-west machines.
The Urge waves lasted ten minutes and
the whole disturbance continued until about
1 a m."
WASHINGTON1. April 15. According to
the weather bureau, a distant earthquake
was recorded, commencing at 1:14 this
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Lieutenant Herbert Millar, nephew of
James A. Garfield, will bs tried by court
martial for breaking army regulations.
Oriental Limited on Great Northern Is
wrecked near Bartlett, N. D. Five per
sons are killed and many Injured.
Southern half of Mexico Is shaken up
by an earthquake. Two towns are known j
to be destroyed and communication with
several others Is cut off. rage 1
Daniel O'Reilly, who Is now counsel of
record for Harry K. Thaw, announces
that defense In second trial will be In
sanity at the time of the ; hooting.
Latter Day Balnta continue to discuss
secret societies,, but have arrived at no
conclusion up to the present- rags 1
Chicago Civil Service board discovers
that police were assessed to aid campaign
of Mayor Dunne for re-election. rage 3
Kearney people talk of contesting the
governor's veto of the normal building
appropriation, alleging It was not vetoed
within the time prescribed by law.
How Nebraska towns voted at the re
cent elections on the question of granting
licenses to saloons. rage 3
Seven new cardinals are created at se
cret 'consistory at Rome and Monslgnor
James Davis is named aa bishop of Daven
port. Ia rage 1
Former President Bonllla of Honduras
Is on American warship on way to Mexico.
Premiers of British colonies are holding
conference at London. - rage 1
Assistant Postmaster General Hitchcock
decides that employes of postal service
should not entor state militia, but If they
do It must be subject to their duties with
the department. Fag 1
United States supreme court decides
against former Senator Patterson of Col
orado and he must pay fine or go to
prison, New York transfer tax law is up
held, rag X
Union Pacific lets contract for two new
shop buildings and prepares for the re
clamation of many blocks of land, which
leads to the belief that other shop build
ings are to go up. rage 7
Elmer B. Stephenson, Internal revenue
collector, announces he will retire from
the office January next, and W. B. Rose
will succeed him. rage T
Colonel Welsh, weather forecaster, takes
a running shot at the Jim Crow prophets
who make long distance predictions.
Architect Frederick W. Clarke has plans
complete for the Christian Science church.
which will cost $60,000. rags 13
In woman's realm some timely tips are
given on evening gowns. rage S
Fifty thousand dollar libel suit of Tom
Dennlson against Dally News is now In
I progress and plaintiff threatens some
startling revelation regarding the alleged
dynamiting. Fage 4
Government rests its case in trial of
land men In the federal court. rage 3
Detroit base ball team wins a pitchers'
battle from Chicago White Sox, 2 to 1.
President 0"Nell of the Western league,
will meet the umpires In Omaha todrw and
give them final instructions. rag 4
LIEUTENANT ISIN TROUBLE
Nephew of James A. Garfield Is to
Face fhurn-es Before
SEATTLE, Wash.. April 15. A dispatch
to the Post-Intelllgencer from Port Town
send. Wash., says that Lieutenant Herbert
Millar of the coast artillery, attached to
the Fort Flagler garrison, will be tried by
court-martial, which will convene next
Wednesday. Lieutenant Millar Is a nephew
of James A. Garfield, one of the presidents
of the I'nited States who was assaselnsted,
and a son of a wealthy steel operator of
Harrlsburg, Pa He Is charged with con
duct unbecoming an officer and a gentle
man. While ostensibly on trial for Infraction
of the army regulations for having en
gaged in an altercation with a civilian em-
j ploye of the government, a more serious
: feature of the case Is that the charge, aa
i filed by a military officer, carries such
j specifications attacking the probity of
uiticiai acts or Lieutenant Aimar wnue act
ing aa quartermaster at Fort Flagler.
It has come to light that, while appearing
as defendant, the trial proceedings have
! resulted from a request by Lieutenant Mll
lar for an investigation of the charges
' made against his actiona
BRYAN ON. MISSI0N WORK
Nebraskaa Asks That Fewer la.
trained Men Be Sent to tho
NEW YORK. April lS.-That fewer young
and untrained men and more men of
strength and character be sent Into the far
east aa missionaries was ths main puint
made toaay oy wiuiam J. Bryan In an ad
i dress before the foreign mlvslon board of
' ths Presbyterian church here today.
Mr. Bryan spoke at length of his year's
trip around the world and told of the work
of missionaries be had seen In ths far
I visited a chain of colleges and schools
established In the east by American
money. ' be suld, "and while the I'uited
States may not be able to boast that the
sun never sets on its possessions, it has a
prouder boast, that the sua never so is on
NEW CARDINALS CREATED
Fop Fame Assistant at Bom and
Bishop for American Diooeie.
ATT ITU IE OF CHURCH TOWARD FRANCE
Ilead af Church Pleased with Clergy
of Republic and Prays that
Charch May Reacquire
ROME. April 15.-Pope Plus held a secret
consistory this morning In the Vatican and
created seven new cardinals as follows:
Mgr. Cavallarl, patriarch of Venice.
Wrr. ninalrlinl, papsl nuncio to Spain.
Mrr. Lnrenzelll, ex-parial nuncio at Paris.
Mgr. Iiialrll, archbishop of Palermo.
Mgr. Mercler, archbishop of Maline.
Mgr. MafTl. archbishop of Ilsa.
Mgr. Agulrre y Garcia, bishop of Burgos,
The ceremony was performed with the
usual gorgeousness and impressive pomp.
First, all the cardinals met In consistory
hall, headed by their octogenarian dean.
Oreglla dl Santo Stefano, the only surviv
ing cardinal created by Plus IX. They
divided Into three groups according to their
orders, that of bishops and deacons. Plus
X. robed In white, entered on foot, preceded
by ths Swiss guard, flanked by the noble
guard and followed by the Blstlne choir.
singing. After the cardinals had paid their
homage, everyone left the hall except the
pope and the Bacred college. Then the pope
from the throne addressed a simple prayer
and delivered a short allocution.
Attitude Toward France.
The pontiff dealt especially with the
struggle In France, which he said was par
ticularly painful to him, as he loved "that
most noble nation, whose sorrows and Joys
I consider as my own Instead of being those
of her French rulers, who after arbitrarily
denouncing the dlscordat, violently despoil
ing the church and failing to recognize the
ancient and true glory of the country, tried
to uproot the remains of religion by com
mitting all kinds of excesses, even those
most repugnant to French politeness, vio
lating every public and private law and
custom. In so doing they calumniated the
episcopacy and clergy, tried to separate
them from the holy see and purposely util
ised ths national institutions to further
their antl-religlous war so as to be able to
accuse the holy see of being In opposition
to French popular Institutions, which in
reality were always recognized and re
spected." The pope said he was much pleased with
the splendid concord shown by the French
bishops and clergy who remained faithful
to the holy see, hoping for better times for
France for the church. He was confident
thoy would not cease to do their sacred
duty and work for the benefit of so beloved
a people, adding:
"To hatred they will oppose love, to
error truth and to Insults and maledictions
forgiveness. I pray God to end this per
secution of religion and permit the church
to reacquire her liberty. Even non-Catholics.
If they are lovers of civilisation, must
agree with us that this would add to the
common good and prosperity of the coun
try." The pope then proceeded to the creation
of the new cardinals. After this he made
tho appointments of archbishops and bish
ops. Including Mgr. Albert Guertln, bishop
of Manchester, N. H.; Mgr. James Davis,
bishop of Davenport. Ia; Mrt. Emanuele
Rulx y Rodrlgues, bishop of Pinar del Rio,
Cuba, and Rt. Rev. William A. Jones,
bishop of Port) Rico.
The pops appointed Cardinal Martlnelli
to be chamberlain of the sacred college.
COLONIAL PREMIERS GATHER
Fourth Imperial Conference Is Now In
Progress In London Reports of
Meeting Will Be Censored.
LONDON, April 16. The fourth confer
ence between the premiers of Great
Britain's self governing colonies and the
British colonial secretary began today. Re
porters are not admitted and the public will
have only strictly censored official sum
maries of each day's proceedings, until a
blue book on the conference Is Issued
months after Its adjournment. The premiers
present Included Dr. Jameson of Cape
j Colony, General Louis Botha of the Trans
' vaal, Alfred Delken of Australia, Joseph G.
I Ward of New Zealand. Frederick R. Moore
J of Natal and Sir Wilfred Laurler of
Premier Sir Robert Bond of Newfound
land will arrive later.
Premier Campbell-Bannerman outlined the
subjects for discussion, such as preferential
trade between the colonies themselves snd
with Great Britain, a protest for a per
manent trade between the colonies them
selves and with Great Britain, a project
' for a permanent council, Imperial defense
scheme, emigration, etc. Each colonial
premier made brief reply.
AMERICAN MONEY FOR CHINA
Imperial Government Introduces In
novation In Effort to Ct
Food for Starving.
SHANGHAI, April 15. The sum of 5.00
received from the United States by 'he
famine relief committee was used todsy to
purchase 500.000 pounds of dried potatoes,
which were rushed to the front.
A dispatch was received today from a
Chinese official offering to put, for the first
time In history, steamboats above the locks
on the Grand canal, thus cutting down the
time of the transportation of food to the
' famine districts from thirty to eight days.
j Further particulars of the distress exist-
I lng shows that the people are eating the
green scum from ths ponds, white clay and
, the hulls of rice.
' Ths relief committee has been sble to se
' cure enough milk for one depot to feed 100
I babies until the harvest comes. The com
mittee, however, Is compelled to leave about
400 other babies In that district to die.
i Welcome for King Edward.
j NAPLES, April 14. A squadi on of torpedo
! boats left today for Geeta. to be present
! at the meeting of King Edward and Klnff
has drawn up a manifesto of welcome. In
which hs halls the royal guest and gives
expression to the satisfaction felt at the
friendship between Italy and Great Britain.
New Time System In Russia.
ST. PETERSBURG. April 14. Russia Is
experimenting with the twenty-four-hour
time system, the hours being numbered
consecutively from one to twenty-four. In
stead of two periods of twelve hours. The
minister of railroads has directed that the
l summer time tables for the railroads to
Moscow be printed In the new system.
Plot to KUI Governor.
MINSK, Russia. April It. A bund of ter
rorists, lying in wait In a house opposite
the governor s palace, spparntly with the
Intention of assassinating the governor,
was discovered today by the police. In an
Interchange of shots a policeman was klllrd
: and two were wounded. Two terror lata
I were captured. The eliitrs escaped.
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Delegates to Daughters of American
Revolution Arriving In
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. April 15.-i8peelal Tele
gram.) The following delegates to the an
nual convention of the Daughters of the
American Revolution from Nebraska and
Iowa have arrived:
Nebraska Mrs. M. J. Waue-h. Mm. 9usa.n
V. Hyt and Mrs. Wllllom Archibald Smith.
Iowa Mrs. Rowena El Stevens, state
recent: Mrs. Klttv p. Loper, Mrs. FA' a C.
Mtralf, Mrs. Km ma J. C. Mates. Mrs. J.
W. llustus, Mrs. Merrttt Greene, Mrs. Jane
R Duckbtiry. Mrs. C. IL Ackert and Mrs.
Flora E. Glrton.
They received credentials and today par
ticipated in the opening ceremonies.
Contrnct 8urgeon Andrew V. Stephenson
will proceed from Crawford. Neb., to Snn
Francisco, for duty In the Department of
The forest service- granted a per
mit to L. I Llnsf oy Mile, a D., to
occupy, with th s j5 ,e of fencing, a
certain forty-ar m tho Black HUls
national fores' ej5f -
The secret . Interior has executed
a contract c?" Universal Portland Ce
ment coir o""- -hlcago for furnishing 66,
000 barr .C nent for use In connection
with t' Nv'i'" jne (Wyo.) and North Platte
(Neb.) . .on projecta
W. C. b jpp of Gothenburg. M. A. Pot
tlmrer of Falrbury. L. R. Crosthwalt of 8t.
Edwards, Neb. E. F. Lepewtt of Murray,
E. P. Griffin of Stuart, Rey W. Cormell of
Manhattan, Robert C. Camplell of Mount
Pleasant, Thornton B. Boyer of Cedar Rap
Ids, E. H. Knodt of Postvllle, Guy Kasbeer
of Burlington and D. D. Ryan of Van Horn,
la., have been appointed railway mall
John A. Huffstutter has beero appointed
postmaster at White, Hayes county, Neb.,
vice J. B. Thornley, resigned.
The Dakota National bank of Aberdeen,
S. V., has been authorized to begin busi
ness with $50,000 capital. J. H. Holmes Is
president, J. W. Clarey and . C. J. Hezel,
vice presidents, and J. H. Webber, cashier.
A postofflce has been established at Cy
anide, Lawrence county, S. D with Free
man E. Steele as postmaster.
SPOKANE HEARING RESUMED
Commissioner Proaty Is Taking Testi
mony In Rate Case at
PORTLAND, Ore.. April IB. C. A. Prouty,
slttlnig as the Interstate Commerce commis
sion, began the third hearing of the Spo
kane rate case at the federal court this
morning. The morning was occupied in a
continuation of previous hearings, and ths
j evidence dealt solely with the cost of the
Northern Pacific and Great Northern rall-
' ways. The title of the case Is the City of
Spokane sujalnot the Northern Pacific,
' therefore the Hill line Is most prominent In
the proceedings, regardless of the fact that
the same tariffs are In effect over the Har
j Charles Donnelly, division counsel of the
Northern Pacific, with headquarters at HeJ-
i ena, represents the Northern Pacini-, as
sisted by A. M. Cannon, attorney for the
rood at Spokane. Brooke Adams of Boston
Is presenting Spokane's case, aided by E.
H. M. Stephens, corporation counsel of
Spokane, and Alex Winston, his assistant
L. C. Gllmank general western counsel of
, the Great Northern, Is on hand, while W.
I W. Cotton, general counsel for the Har-
' rlman northwest limes, and Joseph N. Teal,
! attorney of the transportation committee of
the Chamber of Commerce, are arrayed
against Spokane on behalf of the Harrlman
lines and the Jobbing houses of Portland.
The first witness called was E. J. Pear
son, chief engineer of the coast extension
of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, In
charge of construction west of Butte. In
answer to questions from Dr. Donnelly, Mr.
Pearson said It was customary In mailing
estimates on the cost of construction to
allow 3 per cent for construction and 10
per cent for contingency, though the latter
would probably be more.
ITALIANS USE THEIR STILETTOS
One Man Killed and Another Seriously
Wounded In New York
NEW YORK, April 15. As the result of a
quarrel with several Italians on a Third
: avenue elevated train Inst night, Ernest
. Hertman, a machinist, died of a stab
wound today. His companion, Jacob Thelss
is badly wounded.
Hertman and Theiss were on the train
when the Italians boarded It and began to
make a disturbance over the possession of
seats. A fight ensued and was continued
until all concerned left the train at One
Hundred and Forty-third street station.
: Two of the Italians followed Hertman and
! Thelss to the street and attacked them with
j stilettos. Herman was stabbed In the
j stomach and Thelss In the groin. The two
Italians fled, but a policeman overtook one
of them and arrested him.
BONILLA STARTS FOR MEXICO
Former President of Honduras Is on
American Warship on
WASHINGTON, April 15 The Navy de
partment is Informed that the gunboat
I Princeton left Amapala on Saturday, with
President Bonllla of Honduras aboard. It
i was stated that President Bonllla would be
landed at Ballna Cruz, Mex. His departure
Is In compliance with an agreement en
tered Into with President Zeyala of Nica
ragua and President Flguera of Halvador
that the llonduran president shall quit Cen
THAW WILL MAKE SAME PLEA
Esosnd Deferus of ths 61a?er of Stanford
White Will Ioitnity.
STORY OF FRICTION WITH DELMAS
Defendant Scld to Have Objected
to Effort to Prove Rim In.
aane at Time of
NEW YORK. April 15.-"If another trial
Is held It has been agreed that the same
line of defense as that used In the first
trial will be followed. Evelyn Thaw will
tell her story again, but her testimony will
be greatly strengthened by documentary
evidence that was not used before."
This Is the statement credited to Lawyer
Dan O'Reilly of Harry K. Thaw's counsel
It has been reported that O'Reilly would
be chief of the defense when the trial is
called again, but this report was not con
firmed today, and It was even stated seml-
I omciany mat none or tne lawyers wno oi-
flclated at the last trial had been dla
j pensed with by Thaw. On the other hand,
I it was said that several of them had been
i paid the stipulated fee, and, while there
would not be a formal announcement of
. their dismissal by Thaw, they would not
i reappear In the case.
As to Mr. O'Reilly's reference to docu
mentary evidence It was said tonight he
. referred to letters written to Evelyn Nesblt
i by Stanford White.
I Friction with Delmas.
Delphln M. Delmas, who led the fight at
the recent trial, has. it is stated, severed
i his connection with the case. In this con
J nectlon a story of the remarkable proceed
ing of Thaw at a critical period of his
trial la published today. The story recites
that when the trial was resumed after the
report of the lunacy commission, Mr. Del
: mas called Dr. Hamilton to the stand to
have him testify as to Thaw's mental con
dition when the murder was committed.
He was Just about to question him when
he received a note from Thaw, which
"You are no longer In charge of my
Delmas, surprised, secured the court's
permission to confer with his client, the
story states, and when he asked Thaw
what be meant, Thaw Is said to have re
plied: "It means Just what It says. You are not
going to make those men testify that I am
insane. I am sane, and you know It. You
are no longer In charge of my case."
Mr. Delmas then asked Thaw for per
mission to withdraw, but his request was
refused. Delmas, under the law, could not
voluntarily retire from the case, and Thaw
having told him that he (Thaw) was the
leading counsel in his own case, Mr. Del
mas asked him what he wished done.
O'Reilly la Charge.
"I want you to take Dr. Hamilton off
the stand and begin to sum up before the
Jury," was the reply.
. Delmas attempted to reason with Thaw,
but he was Immovable, and thereupon an
nounced that the defendant rested his case
and Dr. Hamilton was excused without
Daniel O'Reilly makes the announcement
that he Is now counsel of record for Thaw
and wll bs In active charge of the case
hereafter. He was appointed to that posi
tion a courts of weeks ago, he says, suc
ceeding ClIlTord W. Hartrldge.' Thaw ap
pointed O'Reilly the day Mr. Hartrldge
started to cross-examine Dr. Mabon, Mr.
O'Reilly says, and tried to frame a hypo
thetical question which the Judge ruled
Mr. O'Reilly Is authority for the state
ment that he Is the only one of the five
lawyers Thaw has re-engaged, but he says
thst Thaw Is fond of Lawyer Peabody
and that he will be retained. Delmas
and Gleason, according to Mr. O'Reilly,
are out 'or good. Lawyer O'Reilly will
move within a week to have Thaw released
on ball and says he expects to succeed.
The question of counsel for Harry K.
Thaw Is expected to be settled finally to
day. Since the conclusion of the trial It
has been generally believed that Delphln
M. Delmas, who conducted it, has termi
nated his connection with the case.
Mr. Peabody made his usual dally call on
the prisoner today. On leaving the prison
he said that a statement probably will be
given out late today announcing changes In
counsel. The statement will be prepared
after a conference between Thaw, his wife.
Mr. Peabody and Daniel O'Reilly.
Thaw today received a handsome cane
made out of layers of various kinds of
skins, highly polished and with a silver
handle mounted with pesrl. It was sent to
the prisoner by F. R. Moore of Yuma,
Ariz. The package In which the cane was
wrapped bore an Inscription reading:
"We all vote for acquittal.
Daniel O'Reilly denied later that Thaw
will have anything to say today about the
proposed change In his counsel, Mr.
O'Reilly after leaving Thaw served notice
on the clerk of the supreme court not to
deliver any of the exhibits tn the Thaw
case to any one claiming to be Thaw's
counsel until the question of who la to be
his counsel of record Is settled.
Sutton Leaves Purls.
PARIS, April 15. George Sutton, the
American billiard player, who recently con
ducted a school for billiards in this city and
against whom the police Issued an ex
pulsion order under the law for the pre
vention of gambling, left Paris today.
Find the Omaha paper that is rnnning piteous editorials and
boastful advertisements on the subject of want-ads; then inter
view advertisers and find which paper is running advertisements
in larger space than ordered and twice as many times as ordered
in a frantic effort to show a pretended increase, and you will
know which paper has been really losing the want-ads that The
Bee has gained.
MORAL: People don't holler
unless they are hurt
NEW MOVE Uj EDDY CASE
Trusters Who Seek to Supplant Nest
Friends In Suit Ask for
CONCORD, N. It.. April 15.-Counse! for
the trustees of Mrs. Msry Baker G. Eddy
In the suit brought by George W. Glover
and other "next friends" of Mra Brldy
against Christian Science officials to com
pel the latter to give an accounting of
Mrs. Eddy's estate took an unexpected
course today by filing a motion for an im
The motion asks that the "next friends"
be ordered to show cause why the motion
of the trustees for leave to Intervene as
plaintiffs should not be granted and that
If Mrs. Eddy's relatives have objections
they make them known at once.
The trustees slso filed an answer to a
supplemental bill filed on April 6 by Glover
and other "next friends" of Mrs. Eddy.
The trustees reserve the right to object
to the maintenance of the proceedings In
stituted by the "next friends."
They slso retain the right to apply to
the court at any stsge of the litigation to
determine whether the proceeding were
brought In good faith and not Instigated
by enemies of Mrs. Eddy.
The answer denies that the original de
fendants Induced Mrs. Eddy to turn over
her property to the trustees. The trustees
aver that to their knowledge no combina
tion has existed for the purpose of se
cluding Mrs. Eddy snd deny the allega
tion that she was not competent to exe
cute the deed of trust.
The trustees declare It Is their duty,
If the charges In the bill of the 'next
friends" are true, to prosecute the ten de
fendants for the recovery of all money
and property. If any. misappropriated or
diverted from Mrs. Eddy's estste.
It Is expected that the court will hold a
conference tomorrow with counsel to fix
a date for an early hearing.
SECRET SOCIETY DEBATE ON
Latter Day Saints Greatly Interested
In Proposal to Put Ban on
LAMONI, la., April 15-(Sreclal Tele
gram.) The early sermon at the Latter
Day Saints' conference today was delivered
by Elder Richard Baldwin of Pennsylvania.
Business was resumed at t o'clock, with
President Joseph Smith In the chair. Rou
tine business occupied thirty minutes, and
then F. M. Smith took the chair and debate
was resumed upon the Interesting question
whether or not church members should
belong to any secret order requiring the
taking of oaths or pledges requiring penal
ties. Borne argued that It would Interfere
with the personal liberty of church mem
bers for the church to legislate against the
secret societies. Others asserted that the
encroachments of these order upon the
membership of the church, as is recognized
by other denomlnstlnns. Is such that de
cided action against them is necessary. The
Intense lnteres. tn the debate was relieved
at 4:30 by a song sung by the missionary
octet, which rendered such popular music
at the three overflow meetings yesterday.
This octet Is composed of eight young men
from the quorums of seventy, which officers
are the minute men of the church, the mis
sionary force which Is each year sent to all
quarters of the world.
Preaching tonight was by Elder V. M.
Goodrich of Ohio. A meeting was also held
at which William Pitt of Kansas City, an
eminent reader and elocutionist, gave a
very Interesting lecture to the ministers,
giving them the benefit of his extensive
study along the lines of voice culture and
public delivery- Elder Willis A. McDowell,
In charge of the Chicago mission, will be
the speaker tomorrow morning.
RECORDS ARE MUTILATED
Forgery Alleged lu Case of BUI
Passed by Legislature la
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 15. A
sensation was caused In legislative circles
today by the discovery of the forgery and
mutilation cf the records.
House bill 277, relating to the location of
county courts, had not been sent to the
governor for his signature. The records
were so doctored as to make It appear that
the bill failed to pass, when, aa a matter
of fact, it carried by an overwhelming
majority. Representative Roach, author of
bill, will ask the general assembly to In
vestigate the matter. The chief provision
of the bill provided that county boards
designate the site where a new court house
Is to be erected before submitting the mat
ter to a vote. It affected practically every
county In the state.
TROUBLE ON RIO GRANDE ROAD
Officials Refuse to Advance Pay of
Trainmen oa Basis of Chicago
DENVER, April 15 Negotiations which
have been going on for the last two weeks
between the representatives of the Brother
hood of Railway Trainmen, the Order of
Railway Conductors and the management
of the Denver & Rio Grande railroad closed
yesterday with the refusal of the company
to accede to the demands of the men for
an Increase in wages on the basis of the
Chicago settlement. The twenty members
of the general committee departed for home
today, taking ballots for ths members of
the two organizations to vote on the propo
sition, and uuthorlztng the grand officers
of the orders to call a strike If further
conferences fall to result In a more liberal
Increase on the part of the road.
PEACE TALK BEGINS
Rational Confirerce i Ko in rrotrreia 1
f Niw York City.
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT IS READ
Chief EiecntiT A pproei Object cf teetiin
in hietsace to fcecretarj.
DELEGATES WELCOMED BY THE MAYOR
-ed of City Goerom,nt Talk f Spirit
ONE THOUSAND DELEGATES PRESENT
Prominent Persons of Western Itemls.
phere Tell of Beauties of Pence
and Desirability of Abolish,
NEW YORK, April 15.-Warned by Presi
dent Roosevelt and Secretary Root that If
success- Is to crown the efforts of those
working for universal peace, their en
deavors must be slong practical lines, the
National Arbitration and Peace congress
today began Its real activities.
Secretary Root In his speech pointed out
the propositions which the United State
government will have to make at the com
ing conference at The Hague. He warned
his hearers not to expect too much at thi
second conference. The president In a let
ter to the congress expressed the hope
that the coming conference might result
In the adoption of nn International arbi
tration treaty. Secretary Root, after sec
onding this hope, declared the United States
thought It proper to urge again ths discus
sion of ths subjection of limitation of arma
ments of the nations on lsnd and sea and
the abolition of the practice of using force
In the collection of debts owed by one na
tion to the citizens of another.
Mr. Carnegie In an address paid a tribute
to President Roosevelt, and expressed the
wish that Mr. Roosevelt might be the
peacemaker for the future. He declared,
however, that Emperor William Is the man
among all men, who holds the peace of
the nations In his power. Mr. Carnegie
said It was unjust to speak of the em
peror as a menace to the peace of Europe,
adding that In twenty years on the throne
the Oerman ruler had spilled no blood, nor
caused an International war.
Other speakers today were Governor
Charles E. Hughes of New York and Mayor
George B. McClellan of New York.
Governor Hughes declared that war I
barbaric and had been robbed of Its indi
vidual heroism end much of its valor.
Speakers at Evening Session.
The speakers tonight Included Barm
d'Estourriellrs de Constant, member of the
French Senate and head of the Interna
tional conciliation committee, and- Secre
tary Oscar S. Straus of the Department of
Commerce and Labor, who spoke on "The
Peace of Nations and Peace Within Na
Secretary Straus wa followed by Prof.
Hugo Munsterburg of Harvard university.
I am here to express a hope of peace and
discuss peace from the standpoint of th
German. . . .
I feel It Is my duty to sneak against some
of these things with which the missionaries
of peace are weakening their a ruments.
Oermanv Is prosperous snd the Oerman
householder looks to military duty as he
looks to paying for life Insurance. And,
even In war, no matter what the result
were, Germanv would not be crippled.
American railroads have killed more people
than American cannon. These arguments,
which so msny friends of peace use. are
weakening to their own cause. Universal
peace Is not a material Issue. It Is a moral
I want to deny the stories that have been
used for so many years to the effect that
Germany Is a mensce to the peace of the
world. Peace, I believe, has no more esrn
est supporters thsn Oe-many. as America,
I believe, has no sincerer friend.
Prof. Munsterburg declared Germany was
at perfect peace with all the world and a
calm understanding of Germany's poaMon
would do more than anything else to pro
Carnegie Criticises Mnnsterburg.
Prof. Munsterberg declared conscription
1 was not a burden In Germany, and there
by called upon himself the emphatic crit-
j Iclsm of Mr. Carnegie, who said:
"That statement Is one of the greatest
I surprises I have ever heard. I wish he
would go to our mills at Pittsburg and
ask the thousands of men why they oame
Thousands of people, added Mr. Carnegie,
' left Germany and came to America to
escape military service.
Dr. Ernest Richard, president of the German-American
Peace society of New York,
also spoke for Germany. He agreed with
Prof. Munsterberg in his statement that
he knew the Germans were great lovers of
peace, for even In peace loving America
the first peace society was formed of men
of Oerman birth. As an example of the
love of peace felt by the German emperor.
Dr. Richard said It was to him that Pres
ident Roosevelt sppealed at the time of
the Portsmouth conference when the Rus
sian members of the conference were or
dered to withdraw.
W. T. 8tead then said:
"There has been all sorts of talk about
disarmament. I have heard It In every
country In Europe and I have come to it
I at the devil hates holy water. No govern
I ment In the world Is going to propose any
1 such thing at The Hague conference or
anywhere else. What probably will be
broached Is a halt In this mad haste to
Increase armamenta Mr. Stead declared
the spirit of arbitration prevented a was
between Germany and France during th
William J. Bryan, who was on the plat
form, was called for by the audience.
"I am on the program for Wednesday
afternoon," he said, "and then I will be
able to say to you what I desire to say.
Tonight I wished only to have the pleasuro
of hearing those who have come from
foreign lands to talk to us. All I wish to
say Is that we are drawing arguments from
unexpected sources. I have often heard
that there should be universal peace be
cause man was made In the Image of God,
but this Is the first time I have heard it
argued that peace should result from his
being made in an Image of an ape."
Welcome by Mnyor McClellan.
With nearly 1,000 delegates from all parts
of the world In attendance, the National
, Peace conference was formally opened In
, Carnegie hall here today. Andrew Car
negie, president of the congress, presided,
j Mr. Carnetrle, Secretary of State Root,
Governor Hughes of New York and Mayor
' McClellan of this city were the speakers at
' the afternoon session. A letter from Prt-s-
' ldent Roosevelt was read to ths deli-gates.
Mayor McClellan delivered the adlrtus of
welcome. His subject was "Toe Spirit 01
Mayor McClellan said In part:
1 1 ain one e taos woo twuev mat um
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