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    The Omaha Daily Bee
Frenchman'! Financial Review Com
mandi Attention in Wall Street
Speculative Values of Securities Are
Entirely Too High.
Demand for Capital Increasing: Faster
' Than the Supply.
He Alsa Says Prices of Raw Materials,
Notably Matala, Will Fall
flvents Bear Oat Part of
NEW YORK, July a. The stock market
of the last week has revealed the cross
currents of speculative sentiment, running
on the one hand through the channels of
the northwestern and Pacific railroad
stocks, where efforts centered for an ad
vance in prices and a stimulation of specu
lative interest, and on the other hand In
the industrial group, where evidences of
trade reaction caused some depression and
hesitation. The easing tendency of the
money markets has been a reviving In
fluence on securities, but this was under
the restraint of the dubious ulterior pros
pect and the short time remaining before
the strain of the Interior demand for cur
rency to, move the crops may be expected to
draw on New York banking resources. The
stirring speculative interest in a limited
group of stocks has not proved convincing
of any revival of substantial Investment de
mand, which must be relied upon for any
conclusive relief of the troubles caused by
the scanty available supplies of capital.
The indications of trade reaction are In
accordance with the expectation generally
felt ever since the disturbance in the se
curities market first gave warning of the
forces at work to that end. Nevertheless
the extent to which these forces rriay act
and the measurb of their counterbalancing
forces which may operate as a check and
to effect recovery are so far undisclosed
as to leave opinions unsettled and capital
still doubtful about embarking In Invest
ment. Period of Inflation.
A recent article by M. Paul Leroy-Beau-lleu,
' the distinguished French economist,
analysing the problems of the decline Id
Investment securities and the prospects for
their recovery Is given respectful attention
imongst students of conditions. His con
elusion that a period of inflation has led
( jp to the present situation commands gen
eral agreement. The course of events bears
out the assumption that "bank liabilities
cannot expand indefinitely, bank reserve
jannot fall Off continually, nor can business
perpetually support high money rates."
There must come, first, a shrinkage in
rpeoulatlve securities; next, a fall in prices
Df raw materials .of manufacture, notably
metals. Real capital, he holds, presents
n Insufficient supply for nations whose
Iplrlt of enterprise so far stimulated as to
lost sight of all limitations, as he maintains
has been the case both In the United States
and Germany. He calculates that the
lnlted States has undertaken to spend a
single year for all industrial and financial ;.
purposes $3,600,000,000, when the annually I
accruing capital of the United States prob- ;
v. i .. AnA-thlril nf thiit aum
Meantime foreign supplies of capital were
. n. i.... nr.
BDiorDea in anumunnj lib.
prise, and were d.plet.d also by the de-
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structlon or capital in war loans ana in me
San Francisco earthquake. From which it
ha. followed that users of capital must
pay more for it In a higher Interest rate
and they will have to postpone or extend
,r ..vera. year. ....,
hich preparation had already been made.
enterprises for
IntiatHnl mil financial markets must, in
a measure, reduce their .cale of prices,
and In some proportion the price of raw
material must come down.'
Events Prove Theory.
Events have too far proved th. opera
tion of all the.e force, to leave room for
dispute. The Journal of Commerce ha.
made a compilation of new securities
created In the United State, during the
first half of 1907, showing a total of $1,278.
738.500 with issues since January 1, of 1799.
41,100. Of this amount $K3,51,000 has been
In short notes at high interest rates, re
flecting the urgency of the requirement.
The summing up of M. Leroy-Beaulleu Is
that "the existing situation In the financial
et. offers to capitalist, and investor,
ally the opportunity of which they
have been deprived for nearly twenty
years, of securing a suitable return on
their Invested capital."
Nevertheless, the Investment demand In
the New Tork market still halts. On of
th principal restraining factors during the
last week wal the declining tendencies In
th metals. Th copper market remained
la an unstable condition after the reduction
mad previously by the principal producers
and made below their quotation.
Metal Market Pallia.
Reports from the iron and steel markets
were of a falling off In orders for finished
products and, a condition of complete dul-
ness In the iron market with fears of a j political significance attache, to his visit, 1 uninflammable material?' asked a news
possible deadlock between buyers and sell- : he has found tlm to sound the leaders ' paper man from a Prairie state of Admiral
ers such as characterised the copper mar
ket Other metals at th same time de
clining tn prices. Authorities in the iron
trade have foreseen this result and hav
expressed satisfaction over th prospect,
promising a return to more normal con
dition with an assurance cf a waiting de
mand on a readjusted price basis, auffl
cltnt to afford a continuance of highly
prosperou. condition.. But th tlm cf
readjustment is inevitably a tlm of un-s.-ttlement.
Th sustained activity tn th
branches of the Iron and steel trade. 1.
admittedly due to th working off of ac
cumulated order., and to th completion f
plan, of construction partly entered upon
before th shortage of capital became man
ifest. Th completion of many of these
projects ha. been with money borrowed
on onerous term. Th extant to which
the curtailment In future plana of th rail
road, may affect th demand for Iron and
steal, la, a. yet, an unsolved problem. In
lSut, which la th latest period for com
parison of similar conditions, th railroads
wr pushed for capital supplies and forced
to retrench, but without marked affect on
th resumption of Iron products until dur
ing th second half of th year, when th
trad was In deep depression before th
expiration of September. No two financial
periods aver afford an exact parallel, but
(Continued on Soond PagJ
National Llv Steele Exrhanae la
with Govern aaeat Aaatnat
"The exchange is determined to aid the
government In the enforcement and main
tenance of the cattle Inspection system to
the end that tuberculosis may be as com
pletely stamped) out as possible," said
Thomas B. McPherson. 701 Park avenue,
one of the prominent livestock commission
men of South Omaha, who was elected
president f the National Livestock ex
change at its convention In Kansas City
to succeed J. C, Swift. Mr. McPherson ar
rived from Kansas City yesterday morning.
The exchange thoroughly indorsed the
government's policy and methods in this
matter of tr'-tng to exterminate tubercu
losis," adi . McPherson, "and decided,
unitedly 11 in Its power to secure
the best p. t. results from this Inspec
"One deflm'Ja we adopted was to
endeavor to f n those states still
without such st. as will harmonise
with the national "V, seeking to stamp
out disease among y. he enaotment of
these laws. This t x in was recom
mended to the exchiv"' a committee
appointed to look Into f" .atlon and the
exchange cordially adopt .. the report of the
committee. Consequently, when the legisla
tures in these states convene next time
they will find representatives of the live
stock Interests on hand to secure the en.
actment of anti-tuberculosis laws. And I
guess these representatives will not be run
out of the state capitals as undesirable
lobbyists. They will be there in the In
terest of the public, backed by the gov
ernment of the people.
Side by Side with TJncl Bam.
"By this action the National Livestock
exchange has placed Itself and the great
Industry it represents on record clearly as
with the government in its fight for sound
and healthful meat.
"Omaha and South Omaha were well
represented at the convention and they
brought back the presidency, which shows
our interests had a hearing at least."
Mr. McPherson, as readers of The Bee
know, persistently declined to accept the
nomination for the presidency when it was
tendered him, urgently pleading the re
election of J. C. Swift, but he was over
ridden and elected. Mr. Swift, on the other
hand, declined to allow his name used and
urged the election of Mr. McPherson.
"Relations between Mr. Swift and myself
were perfectly harmonious and are now,"
said Mr. McPherson. "In faot, the whole
convention was a big love feast and the
future holds nothing whatever of discord
or unpleasantness. We are facing a great
year and are united In the determination to
secure the greatest good to the largest
Aetlnsr Secretary of the Interior
Den lea Report PnMlahed In
. Several Pa per e.
WASHINGTON. July n.-In a statement
issued today. Acting Secretary of the In
terior Woodruff says prompt action will be
taken wherever cases of illegal fencing of
public lands are discovered, but that In
spectors and special ageats are especially
occupied, this summer with preventing
fraudulent acquirement of public land. The
statement follows:
"My attention has been called to articles
aeveral of the western papers to the
effect that the Department of the Interior
will not prosecute any Illegal fencers this
year. It would be unfortunate that suoh
an idea should get abroad, because it is not
true and if any depended upon It, they
might get Into serious trouble. I might
explain that the special agent force of
the sraneral land office and the eneclnl In-
spectors of the Department of the Interior
! will be esDeelallv occuDled during this
will be especially occuDled during tills
! -ummer with the more paramount and 1m-
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! tnm being acquired fraudulently contrary
' to For that reason few of them can
be stalled to search specifically for illegal
; fencing."
UU V LnlMlYi Lit I IIMirtUli BUA I i
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Will Be
Chartered aa Transnort. if
Emergency Arises.
V'ACOMA, Wash., July fl. After the re
turn of the Boston Steamship company's
liner Tremont from the Puget sound navy
yard drydock at Bremerton today it was
learned on good authority that the Inspec
tion of the steamer just completed by Pa-
ciflo Mall Steamship company officials and
others was made on behalf of the United
State, government, the men. having been
deputised for the work. The Tremont ia
not the only large steamer on the Pacific
to be Inspected by the three men who were
in port early In the week. Others have been
j ammcd , Ule me way and u ,alJ
for inspection, .:;e list Including two American-Hawaiian
liners and some of the Pa
cific Mall company's steamers. (Reliable
autorlty states this Inspection is being car
ried on by the government with a view to
chartering the steamer, for government
transports should occasion require it.
Mayor Dahlmaa 'la- Leader.
LANDER, Wyo., July SI. (Special.)
Mayor James Dahlman of Omaha was in
the dty Sunday as the guest of Mayor
' William O. Johnson of Lander, one of the
I leading democrats of central Wyoming, and
j while Mayor Pahlman denies that
of the local democracy a. to their attitude
toward William J. Bryan, hi. candidate tlon. With a kindly, almost fatherly .mile,
for the presidential nomination next year. ! Admiral Hrownson replied: "That both
Mr. Pahlman has traveled extensively over ' powder and bag went Into the gun and th
th Big Horn basin on this trip and he be- ! explosion destroyed whatever there was of
lleves that this section of th state Is the bag and that to make an uninflammable
surely for Nebraska's favorite son. He : bag would necessitate the pouring of pow
wa. driven to the oil well, and other point. ! der Into th. breach, a method long sine
of Interest in the vicinity and expressed tabooed."
himself as surprised beyond measure at i Be it said to the credit of the American
the wonderful resources of this section of ' navy that every accident 1. minutely ex
the state. Th Immense acreage of Irrigable ': amlned Into and reports and recommenda
land that Is rapidly being brought under ' tlons made looking to th elimination of
cultivation was one of th things that 1 such accidents In the future. And such
Impressed him. He left for Omaha today j will be the case with the Georgia, but
and will recommend to the Omaha booeter. ; pall of disaster still lingers, notwlthstand
that they take a trip through this section . lng.
at th earliest possible opportunity.
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Sad Record of War Losses that Hare
Occurred in Times of Peace.
Ilandred and Seventy-Three Killed or
Injured Slaea 1S&M. a Casualty
List Blaaer Than Dnrlsg
War with Spain.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, July SI. (Special.) The
awful accident on the Georgia, one of the
newest of our battleships, wherein a num
ber of brave' men lost their lives by a
powder flash while the ship was engaged
In target practice, sent a thrill of horror
throughout our own country and sorrow
throughout the civilised world. In war
such occurrences are expected, but in these
"piping times of peace" when a score of
men are burned to death or wounded be
cause of the explosion of powder in the
turret of a battleship while practicing the
arts of war, the nation stops to Inquire
whether the accident could not have been
prevented and If not why not.
It Is a remarkable fact that in the thirty
three years covering the close of the civil
war In 1R65 to the destruction of the battle
ship Maine In 1898 there were but twenty
nine accidents in the navy, including the
total loss of twenty-two ships. These ships
were lost for the following reasons:
' By hurricanes or by tidal waves, which
no human power could have foraeen or
controlled, six.
By uncharted currents or on uncharted
rocks, six.
By collision In cases which the men-of-
war had the right-of-way and therefore
their officers were not at fault, two.
The Mai ne blown up In Havana harbor.
The Rogers burned.
The tug Lyden foundered in a terrific
Five ships were lost when presumably
tne accident could have Deen avoided.
Hnndred Lives tn Ela-ht Years.
This story of thirty-three years, sad as
It Is, covering as It does the reconstruc
tion period of our history, is even more
appalling since the destruction of the Maine
and the Spanish-American war. In the
period between 1898 and today there have
been more than twenty-four accidents and
many of them of exceedingly grave char
acter. During the last eight years 100 lives
have been lost and forty-seven men Injured
through accidents caused by explosions or
powder Ignition. This Is a greater casualty
list in time of peace than could be shown
by the entire Spanish-American war, with
Its big battles of Manila and Santiago. The
accident on the Georgia increases this, total
casualty list to fully 173 officers and men
killed and Injured during the last eight
The most serious previous accidents of
the sVrt at target practice were those which
occurred In the turrets of the battleships
Missouri and Kearsarge.
Thlrty-Pour Killed on Mlaaonrl.
That on the Missouri occurred during
target practice oft Pensacola on April IS,
1904. and resulted in the killing of five
naval officers and twenty-nine enlisted men.
It was caused by what Is technically known
as a powder flare back; that Is, gases in
the bore of the gun found their way back
ward Into an open hatchway and Ignited
a charge that was being raised through the
ammunition hoist. This dropped below and
ignited causing Injuries below as well as
Four officers and fourteen seamen were
killed in a turret of the Missouri and of
those stationed below, tone officer and flf-
j teen men were killed by burns or suffoca
tion by the deadly gasoa resulting from the
explosion. Fortunately, the powder maga-
" "as closed by a seaman who shut the
aor nd Jumped Inside of the magazine,
thereby saving hi. life. After this Incident
automatic shutters were Dlaced in the am-
automatic shutters were placed In the am
munition hoist to prevent powder and gases
finding their way down into the ammuni
tion room.
Two years to the date after the acci
dent on the Missouri, or on April IS, 1906.
theI- lou explosion In the gun
, ..,,,, ir..,.. .,1,
target practice In the north Atlantic, which
1 resulted in the death or nve enlisted men.
After Practice Was Over.'
Target practice had been finished on tha
Kearsarge when the accident occurred and
the men were loading their guns. They
had taken a charge out of one of the gun.
and laid it on the deck inside of the turret,
Just to th rear of the guns. One of the
gun crew was using a steel bar known as
j a shell extractor, an instrument with a
long iron handle and heavy. The man was
shifting this extractor over his shoulder
when the other end came In contact with
an open electric switch inside the turret
' and directly over the powder charge. This
! caused a short circuit, and the fusing of
j ,ome bras, on th. swl'.ch
mrihl on the powder, c.u.
'.ch dropped molten
uBing Ignition.
The accident on the Georgia, however,
is not traceable to any of the conditions
that brought about those on the Missouri
and Kearsarge. On first impulse It was
believed that sparks from the funnels
had fallen on the bags of powder being
conveyed to the guns, but officials of the
Navy department are inclined to scout this
theory. They lean to the idea that In the
desire to make a target record for the
Oeorgla. which was fairly on the way,
, somebody erred, the explosion resulted and
'. brave and intrepid sallormen went to their
; death.
: ny non i tney mane powder nags or
1 uninflammable material?" asked
Hrownson. chief of the bureau of navlga
Interesting- Indian Dlea.
There died her this week a most Inter-
I testing character, an Indian, Andrew John
by nam, whora thousands will miss from
th capltol of th nation. John wa. a
Ber.eca, whoa Indian nam was Ka-sten-ot,
which mean. "Standing Stone." He was
a large man, probably weighing SCO pounds,
and as he ambled through th corridors of
th capltol from th house commute on
Indian affairs to th senate committee h
attracted universal attention. He spoke
English fluently and a. hi. tribe was a
creditor of th government he was ap
pointed as an ex-chlef of th Seneca nation,
which maintain. In New Tork stats its
tribal character to collect tb moneys owed
by th government to th Seneca. For
years he labored with the committees of
the two house ofjeongress having to do
with Indian matted that hi. tribe might
receive their Just Jdues. And for years
the committee on Indian affairs turned
the old man down. Finally the late Sena
tor from Pennsylvania, Matthew 8. Quay,
who was a atudent of the Indian character,
became Interested In John's matters as
they related to the Seneca tribe, one of
Ihe (rreat trlbee which constituted the six
nations, and having taken a position on
the senate committee on Indian affairs, so
that "exact Justice might be done between
the Indian and the, government." as Sena
tor Quay said, Andrew John's bill against
the government for the taking of lands and
the Interest on moneys deposited to the
credit of the Seneca nation began to take
form. When President McKlnley was In
the White House he became a patron of
the ex-chlef of the Sonera's and gave him
a letter that brought to "Standing Stone"
many friends. President Roosevelt, know
ing much of the complslnts of the Seneca
and believing that their demands upon the
government were right, helped wherever
he could In the claims brought by the
Seneca tribe against the United States
treasury and the pathos of It all Is that
AnHrew John, who assisted most materially
In the collection of the Senecas' bill against
the government amounting to J2.0OO.O0O and
more died Just a week after the govern
ment had Issued a treasury warrant to pay
for the same.
Andrew John' Side Llna.
Andrew John was; a "great mixer." as
we understand It, particularly among the
Indians, who come to Washington from
time to time either on business for the
Indian office or to see the Great father.
These Indians live at a quaint old hotel
near John Marshall Place, known as Bev
erldge's and here Andrew John lived. No
matter If the Indians were Sioux, Coman
ches. Apaches, Klowas or Klckapoos, John
was friendly and he showed them the
Bights of Washington. He would give them
a ride on the "rubber-neck" wagon, or
go with them .In their walk through the
crowded streets and then at the end he
would land them In the bureau of ethnology,
of which Dr. W. H. Holmes Is chief, and
take them to the photograph gallery, pre
sided, over by Mr. Delancy QUI, scientist
of note, who would make a picture of the
red men garbed appropriately with their
war bonnets and their gaudy apparel, and
then. If the Indians were willing, JolTn
would take them over to the Smithsonian
Institution to have live masks made. For
a full blood Indian's picture John received
$1, and If the Indian was willing to sit
for his mask he would receive J5. While
all the Indians who came to Washington
were willing to sli for their picture, many
of them objected to having the plastic put
upon their faces. The securing of Indians
for their pictures became John's side line
and If business was low he would run in
half-bloods and quarter-bloods, and even
go so far as to ask Mr. QUI to make pic
tures of Indians he had made before. And
this proved John's undoing. One day
Andrew John presented a group of five
Klowas to Mr. QUI and the latter, having
made thousands of Indians' pictures, recog
nised In the group one or two whom he
believed he had photographed before. Going
to his cabinet of negatives he took out two
that greatly resembled two of the Klowas
In the room, and he asked them If they
had not had their plrtw - taken and they
aid yes, and then he showed them, the
negatives and both agreed that their
pictures were In the bureau. John was cut
out of considerable money by overplaying
his hand, but generally he was looked upon
as a good Indian and a good citizen.
Two Street Railway Employes shot
and Number of Persons
SAN FRANCISCO. July 21. As a result
of an attack on the strike-breaking crew of
a car late last night two men were shot and
wounded, three persons were Injured in
the wrecking of a building by a runaway
car, many others were severely clubbed
by the police and more than a score of ar
rests were made for rioting.
When a car of the United Railroads In
charge of J. Talltskong and Motorman Fel
lel. reached the end of Its run on top of
the hill at Thirty-ninth and Noe streets
about 9:J0 o'clock, and the crew was just
starting on the return trip, three men
standing In the darkness about fifteen yards
away opened fire on the car with revolvers.
1 Conductor Talltskong had Just raised hla
! left arm to signal the motorman to go ahead
when a bullet smashed his elbow. Almost
at the same moment Motorman Fellel
j dropped to the floor of the car with a bullet
I In his right thigh.
I Another car was coming up the hill at
the time, and upon arriving at the top
, the crew left It standing and took th car
with the wounded men with all possible
: speed to the car barns at Twenty-ninth
' and Mission streets. As they turned the
corner at that point they saw their car
going down the hill at a terrific rate of
, speed. Arriving at the turn the runaway
' car jumped the track and plunged into a
I small store, wrecking the building. Sophie
I Bernstein, a daughter of the proprietor of
, the store; Ralph D. Hoff, wife and child.
, customers, were painfully cut and bruised
by breaking glass and falling timbers.
An immense crowd immediately gathered
and a fir alarm and riot calls were turned
j In. The police reserves charged th crowd,
I which had become turbulent, and used their
clubs freely. Many heads were cracked
I and twenty arrests wer made for rioting.
Police Sergeant Lane was struck in the
I back of the head by a stone and seriously
hurt. He fired three shots at the two men,
, one of whom he charged threw the missile.
Th two wounded were taken to St. Luke's
j hospital. Their Injuries are not dangerous.
I It Is supposed that the men who attacked
I the crew released the brakes on the car
, and started It down the hill.
Several Houaea Blows Dowa at Wool
socket Destructive storm Ac
compaaled by Heavy Ralas.
MITCHELL, S. D., July 21. (Special Tele
gram.) Reports were tecelved here late
this evening of a severe and destructive
wind and rainstorm which occurred at
Woonsocket. about I o'clock this evening.
The house belonging to a man named At
kinson, a carpenter, was caught by tha
heavy wind and blown over. Three people
who wer in th bouse at the time, wer
killed by the flying board, and being
crushed beneath the building. Several other
houses In Woonsocket wer partly de
stroyed by the wind, but no other injuries
are reported.
Telephone line, to th north of that place
ar all down.
In Mitchell the storm was not near so
sever, only an Immense volume of water
fell In the hour and a half that the storm
continued, which backed up into cellar and
basements along Main street, it being th
second experience of this kind In two days.
Two lnchea of water fell during th storm
Partisans of Sedgwick and Reese Am
Busy Lining- Up County Papers.
Chairman "W. B. Rose and Rom nana
mond Are Brlnalna Preaaure to
Bear on faulted States
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. July 21. (Specials-Nothing
very startling has occurred th past week
on the republican side of the state cam
paign, although the partisans of Judge
Sedgwick and Judge Reese, who are to bo
the opponents for the nomination for su
preme judge, have been plugging away
steadily for their respective candidates.
For the present the work on both sides Is
being directed toward the organisation of
press bureau batteries and working strings
to Una. up on one side or the other all the
country weeklies of republican persuasion
throughout the state. It 1. safe to say that
political paragraphs are being written
right here .In Lincoln for half the repub
lican papers In Nebraska. Ross Hammond's
Fremont Tribune Is authority for the as
sertion that "during the post two weeks
approximately fifty Nebraska newspapers
have volunteered their support to Judge
Reese, and doubtless many more will de
clare for him this week." Just how many
newspapers have been annexed In behalf of
Judge Sedgwick has not been given out,
but they number at least more than a
Rose Versna Hammond.
While this press bureau prelude to the
coming state primary is being carried out,
another play seems to be on within the
"reform" part of the press in the nature
of a canvass as between State Chairman
W. B. Rose and Editor Ross Hammond
for endorsements and appeals to the two
United States senators to forthwith sub
stitute one or the other of these aspirant,
in place of United States Collector of In
ternal Revenue Elmer B. Stephenson. Ac
cording to Inside information, Hammond.
not long ago, sent out a bunch of letters
to friendly quill-drivers, asking them to
give him a boost for the place, with a
view specially toward putting a little pres
sure on Senator Norrls Brown. The Inocu
lation took quite freely and a whole bou
quet of posies came In full of weet
scented fragrance for the Fremont editor.
As soon as Rose's friends discovered what
was doing, they, too, got busy, with the re
sult that the? likewise brought down a
fair killing of newspaper recommendations
for the state chairman. A few papers Of
press bureau fame who found It difficult
to choose between the two candidates, con
tented themselves with calling upon the
two senators to Are Stephenson forthwith,
if not sooner, without waiting for cold
weather, and give the Job, with the sal
ary attached, either to Rose or to Ham
mond, they didn't care which.
Supreme Court Clerkship Involved.
How these two competitors for th in
ternal revenue collectornhlp should be
hitched up in. double harness, pulling the
Rccho wax on ha aewned tnexplicabK but, . ' . -
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ome auusion. in
to alleged reasons why Chairman Rose is
dead set against the renomlnatlon of
Sedgwick may be a hint to a possible ex-
flanatlon. It appears that Rose was on
among many applicants for appointment
as clerk of the supreme court when Lee
Herdman was pried loose from what was
known as the best-paying place In the
state. The award was made by Judges
Barnes and Sedgwick, Judge Holcomb bo-
ing a silent partner, ana wni e earnes
voted for N. D. Jackson and Sedgwick for
Victor Seymour, they finally compromised
on Harry C. Lindsay, who made Seymour
his chled deputy, and Jackson was later
taken care of by appointment as supreme
court commissioner. What determined
Lindsay's success at that time was the
practically unanimous endorsement of the
republican press. The suggestion is now
made that Rose has not given up his
hopes of landing the supreme court clerk
ship and has two strings to his bow. If
Judge Sedgwick should be displaced, a
new clerk of the court might be within
range, and If this situation could ' be
brought about, it might solve the problem
by satisfying Rose's ambition and at the
same time clearing the track for Ham
mond to land th federal plum without
further obstacle.
A couple of state house politicians were
discussing this phase of the campaign yes-
! terday, and one of them declared: "If this
Judgeship contest Is really a fight for the
clerkship of the court, it's too bad Lind
say and Rose can't come out in the open
and settle it between them. I wish we
could add a space on the primary ballot
for clerk of the court, and let each of
them file their names, under agreement
that ' the one polling the highest vote
should have the place. That might give us
a chance, then, to chooso a supreme Judge
i strictly on the merit, of the candidates."
Democrats la Dens Despond.
The meeting of the democratic state com
mittee last Tuesday accompllahed only one
thing, and that was to prove that the
democrats and populists are still at sea as
to candidates, and that their only purposo
in going through the forms at this year's
primaries is to hold the organisation In
tact and preserve fusion for next year,
when a presidential ticket, with Mr. Bryan
at the head, may possibly Inspire them
with some enthusiasm and a ray of hope.
The names mentioned as supreme Judgeship
possibilities were ex-Judge Sullivan of
Columbus, Judge Loo mis of Fremont and
Judge Albert of Columbus. It was stated
for Judge Sullivan that he would not, under
any conditions, accept the nomination. The
most likely democratic nominee is Judge
Albert, who is a populist. He claims to
be able to hold the populists in line, and if
the populists insist on having th. candi
date, It I. certain to be their, for the
asking. The democrat, would Ilk to throw
them a will-o'-the-wisp thl. year, when a
fusion nomination Is nothing more than an
empty honor, so a. to be able next year
to corrall all the good place, for democrat..
In case there 1. a better pr6spect of cash
ing In a certificate of election, accidentally
or otherwise. .
Fatalities Ar Reported
Pittsburg aad One la
t. Louis.
PITTSBURG, Pa., July J.-Nln death,
on person insan. and many prostrations
wer reported today from th oppressive
heat and high humidity. Th temperature
till hover, between 16 and fW degree..
BT. LOUIS, July .Mrs. Emma Loh
mueller, 48 year, old, of 2223 Mullanphy
street, died today becau.e of the exc.slv
heat Four prostration war reported to-niUL
Glaasrow Paper aa He Takes Place
of Something More Than
OLASOOW, July 20.-(Speclal -The
Glasgow Herald pays the following Inter
esting tribute to Mark Twain:
"Tho American writer whose pen name is
perhaps the most familiar to the English
speaking people of both hemispheres has
pegged out other claims upon the kindly
feelings of America and Britain than that
of the accepted humorist. Humor ia a
substance which does not readily submit
Itself to chemical analysis, either quantita
tive or qualitative. The literary gager can
not take Its strength with any authoritative
accuracy. There are few experiences more
depressing than that of the reader, who
recommends a book which has vastly
entertained him to a friend and gets It
back with suggestive promptitude and a
frank acknowledgment that the borrower
can see no fun In It his words Implying
surprise that the lender should have ob
tained any satisfaction from such dreary
stuff. Hundreds of people must have had
this experience with the works of Mr.
Dooley. who is in a peculiar degTee handi
capped by his resort to Chicago-Irish dia
lect, and to numerous political and social
references, whose point is blunted for the
British reader. It would be dlslngenlous
compliment to say that Mark Twain has
escaped the common lot of humorists.
There are thousands of people who can
not enjoy a professedly funny hook like
'The Innocents Abroad," though they may
revel In 'Tom Sawyer,' which Is something
more than humorous. And Mark Twain is
of course subject to the limitation which
la laid upon his compatriot writers by the
m.'tltufe of British ublrt who cannot
stand American humor. One cannot argue
this point. If one does not like American
humor onei cannot acquire a taste for It, as
of It were- merely caviare or olives. We do
not propose to attempt the task of fixing
Mark Twain's place among the, literary
men of his country, of comparing him with
Artema. Ward or contrasting him with
Bret Harte. He ha. other claims upon the
affection of the Anglo-American world, al
though it may be only through his vocation
as a humorist that he has been able to ad
vance and establish them.
"He touched on one in a few words at the
close of the speech delivered to the Pil
grims gathering. He could not forget that
there is a duty towards the living and if
one could be cheerful cheerful In spitit,
cheerful in speech and in hope that la a
benefit to those around one.' That Is the
doctrine which SteVenson preached In
sistently and practiced with conspicuous
success, often in circumstances which made
cheerfulness a shining virtue. Mark Twain
Is also a living example of what cheerful
ness can do for a man himself as well a.
for those about him. He wa. smitten to
the ground by a financial disaster which
suggests a parallel with the ruin that over
took, but did not daunt the brave and
steadfast spirit . of Scott. Mr. Clemens
made touching reference to other losses,
cruel enough to excuse a morose outlook on
life. But at 71 as the earlier part of his
speech showed he preserve, the mirthful-
ne mirmiui-
choolboy on
which des-
ness and high spirits of a set
holiday. The cabled message
scribe, him a. 'the champion dispenser of
sunshine and good cheer,' expresses an
1 anuB UI oriluiiB win iitTai iiiy rnuursn, nuu
i Mf Blrre d,d not exaffffer8,te the function
, of popular whpn he clalm(.d for
, Mark tnat ne had , been the true
coniolldator of natlons because his
. humor dMpates and disperses national pre-
Judlcea. The key to the affection, the
hearty, honest, human affection, of which
Mark Twain has hud so many assurances
and which he values Infinitely above praise
or fame has always been in his possession.
It is the spirit of kindliness and human
, athy whlch an)mates all that he has
',,- m,1iy,, i. . a HcU n, ,v.r, .
knack; , a menta, Rnd BplPltuaI aUtude
life and one", fellow, in which
certain men are .et by nature. And the
kindliness which I. the flr.t essential of
the humorist who would capture the af-
fectlon of all classes of men and women
has been bestowed In a most
measures upon Mark Twain."
Tha Maa-ae Conference Not Oatberln
of Theorists, but of Practi
cal Men.
COLOGNE. July' 20. (Special.) - The
Hague conference continues to attract at
tention in more ways than one throughout
the. continent. For Instance, the Kolnlscha
Zeitung notes that England is disposed to
make certain concessions on behalf of
neutrals while substantially maintaining
th right to make such captures.
That paper says that If the point of
view is adopted that the present moment
for alleviating the sufferings of war can
best be promoted by confining war-like ac
tivity to actual warlike operations and
that the whole peaceful activity of the
citizens of belligerent nations should be
removed a. far a. possible from the In
fluence of war it 1. certainly to be regretted
iiiai ma iiu uiiuot me vii vuinniHiL-f b
cruel custom of the capture of private
property la preserved. On th other hand,
h Imrtartl! AhmrvAP mnat , . V.
the Impartial observer must recognize the
fact that England's objections have Justi
fication In the history and life Interests of
that nation. England', power He. upon the
ocean, and It is quite understood that It
wishes to give it the most comprehensive
scope upon that domain and decline, in this
re.pect to let Itself be lead estray by hu
manitarian considerations. The Hague con
ference is not an assembly of theorist, and
no state will be Induced at the conference
to renounce the defense of its really vital
Interest In favor of general principles,
however exalted they may be. If England
doe. not do so In the case of the seizure
of private property at sea It may be re
gretted, but no one will be entitled to blame
it. In our view the labors of the confer
ence will be considerably advanced it all
of the state, carefully refrain from re
garding a negative attitude on the part of
any country a. actuated by a kind of
malice aaatnst another cnimtrv nr nvnlna.
general humanitarian principle. What ! lriP' t , . , . .
England doe. at the conference In regard i 8oon the lon "ne T' car'lae" wa" w'"
to the .elzure of private property at s. a, i ln way to For'"'1 I'aWn I whor
Germany or some other country may be I vault hu1 been ''r,,"areiJ- A hort K rv"
y or some other country may be
compelled to do In soma other question to.
morrow. If one take. thl. into account
.a will t m-Vit I. . , . i II.
1 place the debate, of the conference upon a
basis of mutual respect and understanding 1
la and avoid discussion, that might disturb
it. progress.
Booth Dakota MtrawherMes.
SIOUX FALLS. 8. U., July 21 (Special.)
So far a. heard from, E U. Carpenter,
a Hanaon county farmer, hold1, th South
Dakota record for th value of hla straw
berry crop this season. Th crop paid
lilin a profit at the rat of more than $1,100
per acre. The berries were of extra fine
quality, and Carpenter found a ready mar
ket for them a. fa.t aa they rlpud and
wer plckod.
Pioneer Mourned by Thousands Who
Had Known Him.
Services Held at Residence and Inter
ment at Forest Lawn.
Tributes from Far and Near Aro
Profuse and Beautiful.
Refers. In Sermon to IMar-Hearted
ttualltlea and Poreefnlnesa nf
Character and Kindliness
of Hla Heart.
All that was earthly of William A. Pax
ton, that rugged old pioneer whose nam
and achievements are a part of the history
of Omaha and the west, was laid In lis
eternal resting place Sunday. Mr. Paxton
was burled In Forest Lawn cemvteiy,
mourned by hundreds who were present at
the funeral service, and by other thou
sands far and near to whom his great heart
had endeared him.
The funeral was held at S o'clock Sunday
afternoon at the Paxton home, 206 South
Twenty-fifth avenue.
The body lay In the big front parlor,
which was literally banked and walled with
flowers. So many floral tributes there were,
some of them coming from afar from Chi
cago, Kansas City and Denver that not all
could have been placed in view had they
not been arranged In the corners In pyra
mids reaching almost to the celling. A
wealth of roses and other beautiful flowers
brought by the relatives of the dead wer
placed on the casket and about It.
Wreathed In flowers, on an easel, stood a
portrait of the deceased as he appeared a
good many years ago, Mr. Paxton's favor
ite picture of himself. It was of a man In
middle life, in the best of health, with suc
cess stamped upon the features.
Monrnera View the Body.
Not long after I tho mourners began ta
arrive. They passed in solemn file before
the bier and took a last look at the silent
face, calm and peaceful as In a sleep. Those
for whom seating arrangements had been
made in the house, including, besides the
relatives, Mr. Paxton's dearest friends,
were ushered to seats. The others passed
out again to the porch and the shaded part
of the lawn, where hundreds stayed
throughout the services, though they were
unable to get close enough to hear th
words of the preacher.
On the opposite side of the street tha
porches of the houses were crowded with
: peoplo who had not known Mr. Paxton, ex-
j cept perhaps by sight, but who had been
win pnimjiB ny Bigui, nui wno naa Deen
interested time and again by the story of
his life. The coachmen left their horses
' and came up to the lawn while hymn, wer
bring sung in honor of the dead.
Rev. T. J. Mackay conducted the service,
the beautiful and impressive service of
the Episcopal church. "Lead Kindly Light"
w 8unB Bt tha openng nnrt "Abide With
M" at the close of the service by a quar-
tet consisting of Mesars. J. H. 81ms, Wlll-
lam Itlgdon. Charlea Ilaverstock and Gerke,
Theae hymns were Mr. Paxton's favorites.
Telia of Good Uaallttea.
In a masterful way Rev. Mr. Mackay
noted the noble qualities of Mr. Paxton,
touching chiefly bn the kindness and demo
cratic fellowship which made him loved
j by thousands, and more widely mourned,
i . .,, , .,'
! Wth one exception. He was rich, a mlU
lionalre. but if he had owned fifteen mil-
I Hons he would have been the good friend
I alike of rich and poor; he never refused
j to see a poor man and wealth was no bar
i to hla regard.
"He towered above the shoulder, of men,"
said the speaker. "He was mighty, not
In body alone, but In character. His heart
wa bl the world' He reminded m of
ragged peak rising nign above in rest
of our western mountains."
That he had a deep esthetic nature which
delighted in poetry and all manner of
beauty and dtdlcate sentiment could not
long be doubted by one who came to know
him, said Mr. Mackay.
Wrhen the benediction had been said, th
honorary pallbearers filed slowly from th
house and lined the walk to the street.
J. Ogdon Armour of Chicago, whose nam
had been placed on the list, could not leav
Chicago and Colonel J. 11. Pratt was un
able to be present The honorary pall
bearer, were:
C. F. Mander.on,
John C. rowan,
Ralph Kitchen,
Al Patrick,
Iw Hill.
T. B. McPherson,
John A. Mi-Shane,
G. W. Hnldrege,
A L. Mohler,
Peter E liar,
Colonol J. 11. Pratt,
J. Ogden Armour,
Samuel McHoberta,
F. K. Pea roe,
C. K. Johannes,
Goodley Brucker,
J. O. Phllllppl.
Lvlther Urake,
J. H. Millard,
M. T. Harlow,
H. W. Vate.,
C. E. Yost,
Oscar Williams,
T. M. Orr,
Lr. A. W. Riley.
Frank Colpi txer,
i Rev M P Powllnt
i John T. Dillon,
J Isaac E. t'ongdon,
t It. C. HOWC,
Joseph Redman,
V. O. Clark,
Down between the two line, formed cam
the active pallbearer, with the casket.
They were;
C. H. Pickens, A. J. Vlerllng.
Herman II. Peter., B. J. Soannell,
C. J. Lane, C. T. Kountze,
John M. l-augherty, J. H. McLioiuild.
The relative, wer aasisted to their car
riage by the usher.. The relative, wer
beside Mr. Paxton: W. A. Paxton, Jr.,
and family of Keystone. Neb.; Mrs. J. N.
Cox of Montgomery, Mo., a sister; Mr.
I James Ware of Blair, Neb., brother of
Mrs. Paxton, and his wife, son and daugh
ter; James L. Paxton of South Omaha, a
distant relative; J. C. Sharp, Jack Sharp
and Harry Bharp, Miss Sharp and Miss
Ida Bharp, nephews and nieces, living in
Omaha. Preston Paxton, an older brother
of Mr. Paxton, residing at Muntgomery(
Mo., was not well enough to make tua
Ice was held at the grave.
When the casket wa. .hut from sight by
the slab, all the floral tribute, had beri
taken from It but one. It was a wreath,
brought by Prairie Paxton, the dead man',
little granddaughter, and It wa. tied with
a yellow ribbon on which wa. th word
"Plom-er." The ribbon wa. sent by tha
Douglas County Old Settlors' association.
Th other flower, wer pllud at th vault
A touching tribute wa paid by the fire
men at Twenty-fourth and Cuming streets.
As the cortcgu passed the Are house th
men lined up on the walk with bared head.
Parker lloour the Dead.
In, memory of tlifc daJ. business was
suspended fur five minutes. Immediately
aitr I o'clock, la ail tU sacking huusna