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    Tub Omaha! Daily
VOL. X--XVUL NO. 104.
The Eagrue Conference Ado4 ' vrt
for Permanent Tribun
Others Make Eeierratloni at to Htg Cy
latloni for Ita Conduct.
T - -1 Li W, J' S1-1
jscci-u-iioa Acaraing uoiigBiurT
Arbitration Unanimonily Adopted.
Modlncatloa f Proposition Prepared
by General Horace Porter
Receives Talrty-JTla
; Y.tes. ,
THK HAGUE, Oct. 19. The ninth lttlng
of the peace conference today voted upon
the question of establishment of the pro
posed permanent arbttmtion court. .
There were thirty-eight vote In favor of
the project, Belgium, Denmark. Greece,
Houmanla, SWltxerland and ,1'ruguay did
not vote, and 'Mexico, Braall, Greece. Col
ombia, Salvador, Persia, Guatemala, Haytl,
Veneiuela, Bah Domingo, Paraguay, Pan
ama, Ecquadnr, China, Bolivia and Nica
ragua voted favorably to a permanent
court, but with the reserve that auch court
and the regulations In that direction should
be conducted on the bas(c principle of
absolute judicial equality.
The report'iof Baron Gullaume, Belgium,
on the declaration of Count Tornlelll,
Italy, regarding obligatory arbitration, waa
adopted unanimously, with several re
serves. Including the United States and
Japan, David J. Hill. America, saying that
the United ftates would not depart from I
It traditional policy of nun-Interference
In the affairs of other slates.
The next Subject taken up waa the pro
posal of General Horace Porter, on the
subject of the collection of contractual
debt. Tho i substance, of the proposition
ll that In order to avoid, between nations,
armed conMtels "of purely pecuniary
origin" caused by contractual debts
claimed by .'the subjects of ono country
from tho govesnment of another, and also
to guarantee that "all contractual dents
Of this nature which are not settled In a
friendly manner, through diplomacy, shall
I submitted to arbitration," it la under
stood that oberclve measures shall not be
taken until the creditor country offers arbi
tration and 'the debtor country refuses It, j
or leaves the offer unanswered, or until J
after the decision of the arbitrators is not
fulfilled by tho debtor country. The pro
posal waa approved by thirty-nine votes.
With five abstentions Belgium. Sweden,
Rourranla, Switzerland and Veneiuela,
twelve American government making
reservations. ;
The final session of the conference will
take place Saturday.
Transport l.oitnn Rrlnara Two Officers
to,.m FrancUco t oiler
SAN FRANCIS' 'O, Oct. lfi.-Tii transport
Logan yesterday brought as prisoners Cap
tain 4ame B. Lindsay and Captain Henry
8, Wygant. both of the Thirteenth regi
ment. While . the Logan was lying In
quarantine at Maravelcs, near Manila, the
two officers engaged In a fist encounter,
and their commanding officer, Colonel
Louthboruugh. ordered both under arrest.
Both officer refused to disclose the reason
for their encounter.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 16.-The Thirteenth
Infantry will proceed to Fort Leavenworth,
Kn., where It will be stationed. It is
assumed here that the court-martial of
Captains Lindsay and Wjgant will be
ordered by Brigadier General Hall, who Is
tumporarily commanding the Department
of the Missouri.
I', at Webster City, Orders
fc-aibessleniaat Case Seat from
Hamilton Coanty.
WEBSTER CIVY. Ia.. Oct. 16.-(Speclal
Telegram.) Judge Lee this morning granted
a change of venue to George McKown. al
leged firebug and embeszlcr, upon the
charge of embezzlement. The case against
him for arson,' however, will begin in this
city Monday. Dissatisfaction over the rul
ing is general, for It Is a sevr set-back to
the atate. beuause the ombezzlement case
1 much the stronger of the two. It was
contended that on the embezzlement charge
the prisoner could not get a fair and Im
partial trial In Hamilton county.
Oraad Jury at Kausaa City Retarna
ladlvtmeala Agalast Nine- -.
teea of Them.
KANSAS CITT. Oct. W.-A grand Jury In
tao criminal court here today returned
nineteen Indictment against manager of
Kanaa City theater for keeping their
place of museiniuit open on Sunday. The
indictment had been asked by Judge Wll
lam H. Wallace, who gave notice two week
go that ho Intended .enforcing the Sunday
law. The theatrical managers had secured
a temporary injunction restraining tho
closing ofthelr place. Warrants will now
be served and the manager brought to
startling Hrnort that Moroccan Con
rl Will Paaa Entirely lata
These Hands.
TANG IKK. Oct a-.V startling report,
wiiieh cannot be verified here. Is In circula
tion this afternoon to the effect Hint
Fiance, Willi the consent of Sultan Abd-Kl-Aili.
Intends nuking Spain a monetary
offer for all her Interest In Morocco,
notably MtWllu and Cruta, which point.
If tho deal ia made, will be the base of
operations against the pretender to the
throne of Morocco.
Cvndltlvn Henialna Same and Fever
lias Slightly Abated Spirits
VIKNNA. Oct. It-The condition of Km Fiaacis Joseph today was regarded
us ttlgt.Uy more farnrable. .Though viitually
t'u- same symptoms continue the fever has
some what abated and the spirit of tha pa
tient are brighter.
Thursday, October IT, 1IT.I
sua MOa
rut wis ran rai sat
12 3 4 5
8 9 (0 II 12
15 16 17 18 10
22 23 24 25 2G
29 30 31 $ 1
3 s
VK 7
ni wiATica
Forecast till 7 p. m. Thursdav;
For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Fair Thursday.
For Nebraska and Iowa Fair Thursday.
Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
Hour. l'eg.
m 4
m 4i
ni 44
m 47
m ."1
m iifi
ni a
m Vi
m 74
m T5
m ?S
m 74
m 72
m ; 7"
m 7
Li " a.
"sii 12 in
! p. m.
Thirty-eight victims are dead ns a re
sult of the Fontanet powder mill explo
sion. Page a
A plot to kldimp the child of Superin
tendent Orier of the Homestake mine at
Lead was foiled and suspects ire undr
arrest. Pag 1
George Macknwn was granted n change
of venue at Webster Clfy on one count j
of enibexxlement. He
will be tried there
on the arson charge.
Pae 1
"ettler managers oi ivansas ..icy niui
niann prosecutions ior Keeping ineir ;
places open on punuay. rgi 1 '
A severe earthquako shock waa regis
tered on the Instruments ut Albany. N.
Y., and at Washington. It Is said to he
a severe as the San Francisco shock.
Paga 1
Striking telegraphers have applied for
their old positions at San Francisco.
Pag 1
A r n. .. ,.un.ln. t .V tl.n TV.Irt.iinlh 111.
, . , , ,. ,, . ..
funtry are brongli to San Francisco un- I
der nrrest herause of a right during tho
trip from Manila. 5g I j
Call of the national committee to fix j
the i-epubllcn convention will b-? Isau-fd
next Monday. Page 1
Secretary Taft opens the Assembly of
the Philippine Islands. Paffe X
Jiipanese Immigration companies have
trmie to the wall and a bureau will be
formed by the Japanese government.
Pag-e 1
Tlve Hague conference holds next to the;
hiKt r.v-ison and votes favorably on tho
court ft arbitration, many of the coun
tries making reservations. Page 1
Kmperor Francis Joseph shows no
change of condition. Page 1
Lincoln exchange asks governor to ls.i:o
proclamation requiring dipping of cattl;.
Railroad to perfect appeal In grain1 rata
case. ; . oria-neraia io-i:s in hpitnii
court , on case Involving county legal
printing. Tf 3
Lancaster county officials, und not llio
secretary of state, must decide whethor
there Is a vacancy on the senatorial
ticket from that county. . Pag 3
Fremont night at the Horse Show,
draws larae crowd, society women In
brilliant costumes being prominent.
Page 1
Business men are forming club to pro
mote commercial progress of the city.
Pag 0
Grand encampment of Odd Fellows In
scshIoii In Omaha elect officers for com
ing year. Paj 1
First flour from new Vpdike mill Is
used to make biscuit for Commercial cl'ib
luncheon. ' Pag 7
Cases agulost G. H. T. Babcock and
others charged with land fraud will
start in federal court Monday. Pag 7
City Kiigin.'or nosev.-ater uini-nls to
Mayor Dahlman to veto action of council
letting Izard street sewer contract.
Page 5
Bellevue college celebratea twenty
seventh anniversary of its founding.
Page 7
Port. Arrived. Balled.
XKW YORK Prmldmt Uncoil
N KW YOkK... Dceinlr
NEW YORK. ... K. W. der Grossa. ..K.
P. Occlil.
NKW TOKK . ...
the city of
beautiful homes"
An edition de luxe of
The Omaha Sunday Bee
October 20, 1007.
It will contain one hundred and
fifty pictures of Omaha's hand
some homes, parks and boulevards,
eight pat'e printed on high-grade
You owe it to your city,
to advertise Omtiha,
by sending copies to your friends
or customers. Let peoyle know
what a beautiful city we have and
that we are proud of it.
Sc per copy,
8c mailed for you.
I'leate tend your order a$ early as
ad coplea to all your friends.
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Fra.elaro Kdltor V h Wa
Kidnaped Files Aetl.n for
llr.vr Damages.
v i V I'QlVPIOM n,. i u.ot ... ..I
fc-A.N tKAMISlU, Oct. 16. BUlt as 'o-
.b. ni.,1 hv Kren,..m ftl.i.e I
' J - -
nrown. . -v wyimn ana wen conn ul-
irging false arrest and Imprisonment and,. Appointment, for Senator No, ris Brown
demanding damage or IH',ii. The Slot i and t'onKrensman Pollard will be
grows out of the recent kidnaping of Oldi r,
the three defendant having been concerned
In that adventure.
Superintendent brier of Homestake
Mine Object of Plot.
Threat to steal Child aad
Hint In less Payment Was
Made Aantrlaas Are
LEAD, S. D., Oct. 16.-(8peclal Telegram.)
Black hand methods have reached Lead,
and although the plot to extort money un
der the threat of violence has failed for
the time, It Is believed the end of the
schemo of blackmail, which originated
among a group of Austrians who are tem
porarily making their homes In Lead Is
not jet, and that further effort will be
made by them to carry out their threats.
Some months ago Superintendent Grlei
of the Homestako Mining company begin
to receive threatening letters, dropped in
the postofllce at Lead. The letters were
not signed, but all of them were filled with
threats of murder should the superintendent
not comply with the demands of the gang
to make a payment of a large sum of
money. On Saturday last Superintendent
Orier received a letter which not only
threatened to dynamite his residence, but
also Informed him that should not a large
sum of money be it a specified place before
Monday evening his residence would be
blown up and that an effort would bo made
lo kidnap one of his children, and that
then, did he not pay over the money, the
child would bo sent back to him piece bv
piece. Mr. Orler's friends became alarmed
!ln,, in-ed him to consent to a person:)!
bodyguard and to allow his residence to be
I guarded night and day by armed men.
Thlfl am, a guard M Bla0 plarei,
his children and now accompanies
them to and from school and watches over
them while at play.
Sunday a dummy package was left at the
place designated by the gang and a watch
! was set over it. During Sunday no one ap.
pronched the' package, but Monday after
noon a woman, Mrs. Chris Miljas, an Aus
trian, was seen to take the package. She
was followed to her home In South Lead
and placed undet arrest, together with her
, , . , .
husband and an uncle who were found in
the house.
Mr. and Mrs. Grier are absent In the east
nnd will sail from New York tomorrow for
a visit In Scotland, but during their ah- I
sencs their chiltren will remain In Lead ! about two hours.
under guard all of the time, for It Is not BALTIMORE, Md.. Oct. 16. The selsmo
bclteved that the three arrests made In- graph at John Hopkins university shows
elude all who are Implicated In the plot, that tho earthquake was tho strongest re
The works and hoists of the mine are be- corded by that Instrument since the San
Ing guarded night and day, for previous Francisco shock. The reoord shows that
letters contained threats to burn thorn j disturbance began a few minute past 9
down, destroy the tramway with dyna- I o'clock and continued for two hours. The
mite and to Indict other injury to the minea ! most violent tremor was at 9:13 o'clock
which would cost thousands of dollars to ' and during the eleven minutes following
repair. .
The sum demanded In all of the previous
letters received wa IO.OOO. The city I
worked up over the matter, and should an
accident happen to any of Mr. Orler's chll-
dren or any of the works suffer Injury,
there will certainly be . riot and the .us -
pects. besides those now -under arrest.
be rough'y dealt with.
Mr. Grier left for New York Sunday
evening, accompanied by Marshal Bullock,
who remained with him until the danger
xone was passed.
Mrs. MllJas, who belongs to one of the
best known Austrian-Italian families In of China tho Japanese government will
Lead, was taken quietly hefore a police ; organise a bureau of Immigration and col
magistrate this morning for a preliminary onlzatlon. A recent action of the govern
hearlng. but on. the request of her attorney ment, resulting from the protests on the
the hearing was postponed. The woman, Pacific coast, have forced Into liquidation
who had previously been arrested on a twenty-eight Immigration companies,
charge of larceny and forgery at the time j The government raised tha indemnity
she was taken into custody yesterday, was j which each company Is compelled to fur
out on bonds for her appearance before the i nlsh from SD.0O0 each to $25 000, which they
grand Jury. were unable to do. Another circumstance
j having to do with their failure is the re-
MANY OBJECT TO NEW BlLL!usal of the aovernment tn issue passports
to Mexico, and Peru.' Emigration to Can-
Hollroad and Shippers Request ModU
flea t ion of Uniform Bill of
WASHINGTON. Oct. 1. At the meet
ing of the Interstate Commerce commls-
slon todny the matter of putting Into ef
fect upon the railroads of the United
States the proposed uniform bill of lad
ing, framed by the shipping and railroad
Interests, was considered. There wa
present a large representation of the ship
ping, banking and railroad Interests. All
of these Interests are being given an op
' portunlty to present their views on tho
subject. In order that an Instrument which
will meet the requirement of all Inter
ests concerned may be put Into operation
at the beginning of the new year. Con
siderable opposition to the proposed lad
ing bill In Its present shape has developed
and If the commission accept the views
of those who already have lieen heard
a new Instrument will lie perfected or
, the one already proposed will be ma-
terially modified. Today program ln
'. eluded arguments of representatives of
both the commercial interests and the !
: railroads.
j Technical Error Cause Release After
I Keven leant Hprnt at "in
KAN FRANCISCO., Oct. 16.-After seven
I years of bard servitude in Ban yuentin
eiilt -ntlary, Simon Munckros von Vet
j s.ra, scion of n noble Austrian family, and
a notorious footpad who terrorized San
, Francisco and the suburban towns in the
I spring of 1!!0. has been freed throush the
; Instrumentality of the Austrian govern
! ment. Superior Judge Thomas J. Lennon
J of Marine county issued yesterday a writ
, of habeas corpus and Vetsera was released
on bonds. The court took this action be
' cause the record of the rases were found
I to he faulty, noting the fact that Vetsera
j had pleaded guilty on three charges of as
j sault with Intent to commit robbery, but
, aot stating the particular offenses of which
I he I nd been accused
j With only the record to go uupn, it ap
, peared that entenre Imposed upon Vet
; sert, twenty-eight year at hard labor In
: an tvuentln, had been too severe, Ave
year on taih count being the maximum.
tisirrsur t. .et Into the C.uin.lan
ul Several Datea Are
a , .
LIMOLN. Oct. lt,.-Special Telegram.)-
The republican state conmlMee has made
the follomlns speaking appointments: Gov.
rn(). Klie d..n. Imbnis. Oetoher ! Pawn....
V. ... ' . . " . "
j v ny. p. m.. i iciooer zo, tame uock, s p.
... ik.,i,r . c.-huvl. r n m fk.miw,.
niium en in a u.ty or i wo, ana those of
or iwo. ami iiiom or with the original John Jacob Aator In fur
soon as h return from ! trading. Mr. Holladay left ore son. Ben
(jauiiu Holladay, and three daughters.
Senator Burkcit
i Washington.
Inn-ton, HesrMter Henry
Karth Tremor,
Al-BASr, K.Y., Oct
la. An earthquake
a direc tion and at
ined. began to re
cord Itself about a. m. today on the el
Marder m0jrraph at the state museum. At 10:15 a.
m. the movement waa sllll In progress, un
diminished. The vibrations were traceable for an
hour. The record shows that the dlsturu
anoe originated about 3.000 miles from Al
hany. and the vibrations of one of the
Instruments were so violent as to exceed
Its limit for registering. The direction of
the transmission ronnot be stated with cer
tainty, though from a comparison of the
two records received the disturbance would
seem to have been southwest.
The official bullet I says: 'The only dis
turbance, comparably In violence that has
been recorded this fear Is the earthquako
of April 14. which (was so destructively
felt In Mexico. Thptesent one may very
well mark a continuation of the movements
that have been under way for some time
In the Cordllle.ran and Caribbean tones, to
which may be traced also the earthquakes
of San Ftan:';sco, Valparaiso and Jamaica."
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1C An earthquake
of great violence was recorded by the
seismograph at the weather bureau today.
The strongest motion of tho disturbance
began shortly after o'clock this morning
and subsided about six minutes later, the
approximate time as first shown by
government Instruments being from
to 9:20.
The weather bureau Issued the following
"Just after the sheets of the seismograph
were changed this morning a great earth
quako was recorded, the record of which
lias not yet been entirely compietea. ine;
precise beginning of the disturbance cannot
be made out as yet. The strong part of .
the motion began at :14 a. m.. but Its dur- j
ation waa relatively snort ana subsided at
about 9:20 a. m.
Thn amplitude of the strong action was
apparently as great aa four-tenths of an
Inch at Washington. Full details of the
record cannot bo made out until the In
struments have ceased recording and the
record sheets removed for examination.
Tho earthquake, which was one of the
most violent ever recorded here, was also
shown on the seismograph at the coast
und geodetic survey magnetic laboratory
at Cheltenham, Md. The Instrument there
showed the vibrations began at 8:69:46 a.
m eastern standard time,
and continued
tlie needle of the seismograph was shaken
entirely off the recording cylinder. )
Prof. Reld said that the record of the
shock was of about the same Intensity as
the record of the San Franclaco earthquake. ;
the record of the San Franclaco earthquake. ;
Oriental Gorapieo Will Organise
Burns -of r Immlgratloa Be
cause of Condition,
VICTORIA. B. C , Oct. 16.-Accordlng to
i advices received by the steamer Kmpress
ada and Hawaii averages only about 1,00
per month, which Is Insignificant when di
vided among so many companies.
Many of the newspapers comment ad
versely on the new bureau, which they
deem a ladder on which to back down from
occidental prejudice. Ono parer attacks
Hie statement accredited to Mr. Ishl, whilo
In the I'nl'.ed States recently, that Japa
nese emigration would In the future be con-,
fined to Manchuria, Corea and Russian
Siberia, saying that this territory doe not
offer sufficient outlet for Japanese emigra
Portion of Continent In Grasp of
Floods II 1Kb Winds and
Heavy Rain.
PARIS, Oct. 16. Southern Europe Is In
the grasp of a tremendous etorm, accom-
panted by torrential rains. This, coming I
on the heels of unprecedented rainfalls and
floods of the last three weeks. Is causing,
very great distress. The storm area ex
tend from Morocco northward over Portu-
I gal. Bpaln and southern France. War-
I ship off the African coast and the Spanish
j peninsula have sought shelter. j
The village of Olet. near Barcelona,
Spain, was literally washed away by a
cloudburst, and the River Llobregat, Just
south of Barcelona, Is described as being
a raging torrent, constantly claiming new
The city of St. Sebastian, In the north
of Spain, ha been ravaged by the recently
flooded river In the south of France.
In the department of Savole a great over
hanging cliff of 800.000 cubic, meter Is re
ported to be moving and In imminent dan
ger of toppling over and crushing the vil
lage of Tormery. 1.000 feet below.
A dispatch from Brest say several
smacks have capsixed and their crew have
been drowned.
" "
Jewe lloll.d.y, Who Operated Pan y
K.pre nnd Nt... Line,
' '
c me nuu, oci. io. jegnc itoiiauay,
i years old, u pioneers of California, but In
! his hitler year a resident of Chicago, died
Vftfi-.-1. v ut Ilia T Qvlnolon t-.n,1 If- -.. .
associated with his brother, Benjamin, lnjdUI'n' th Uy'
the operation of tlie "Pony Express, " which I CTDI1.DO Dmv AT frnirnn
was for many years the only means of I rtlrVLnO ArrLT A I rnloLu
rrying tho mail ucrosa the western
, wnis. i ney wrrv bibu me owners vi a
j ttago coach line which, prior to the advent
the railroads, farniched practically the
only mcltl)9 of UanHljOI.tlltlon. The 1olu.
, days wre Ptrly factoI3 ln lhe devt.,op.
.. , ... t... ..
I'irm mi vuoiuiuia. r ur niuny years tney
: , .. ,, . .
UMJ ""'amsnip une plying Detween Bun
Francisco and Honolulu.
, ago. ' as a daughter of Colonel Ewlng of
i .Mr. rionauay s w ue, wno died
i nniiuiiu, nnu " aacai-. niru mm m ita. I I fit I
Business and Trolley Rides Engross
Odd Fellows and Rcbekahs.
W. fi. Pa reel 1 of llroken Bow la
Fleeted Grand Patriarch by
the F.nrnmpment of Odd
The second day's aesslon of the grand
lodges and assemhl'es of Odd Fellows was
greeted with an Increased attendance and
growing Interest Wednesdav morning. The
grand lodge convened at t:J0 1" Its fiftieth
annual srBslon at Cre'siMon hall. Fifteenth
and Harney streets, wi'h Grand Master J.
E. Morrison presiding.
The Rebekah assembly convened a short
while earlier and marched In a body from
It hall In Odd Fellows' temple to Crelgh
ton hall to partlcplate In the opening exer
cises of the grand lodge About 400 women
were In the line and made an Imposing
parade on tho street headed by their presi
dent. Miss Katherine Jackson. A they en
tered Crelghton hall they were given a cor
dial welcome by the grand lodge and vis
itors assembled there to participate In tho
opening exercises.
After tho gathering was railed to order
by Grand Master Morrison. Past Grand
Master Charles A. Patterson of Omaha de
livered the address of welcome on behalf
of tho city of Omaha. Grand Master Mor
rison responded on beholf of. the visiting
Odd Fellows and Miss Katherine Jackson
on behalf of the Rebekah assembly.
The entire morning was given over to
the annual address of the grand master. ,
report or tne several grand onicers ana i
the appointment of committees.
The re
ports show that the order Is In a prosper
ous condition throughout the grand Jurls-
diction, with both lodges and membership
increasing. Tho flnnnce of the order are
In an exceptionally good condition and tho
beneficent work of the order Is manifest
In all parts of the state.
The session of tho grand lodge wore
resumed Wednesday afternoon until 4
o'clock, when an adjournment was taken
to enjoy tho trolley ride.
Thursday morning the grand lodge, will
hold Its closing session at Crclghton hall,
when officer will bo elected for the year.
Itebekah Assembly.
Fnon Its return from tho visit to the
grand lodge at Crelghton hall to par-
ttclpate In the formal pnoning of the
grand lodge meeting, the Rebekah assem
Wy opened Ita twenty-fourtli annual busi
ness meeting In Odd Fellows' temple, with
the largest attendance ever gathered for
a like occasion in the history of the
were present, including niese omcers: miss
Katherine Jackson of Lincoln, president;'
Mrs. Clara Eskow Davis of North I'latte,
vice president; Mrs. lcima L. , Talbot of
South Omaha, secretary; Mrs. Mary E
Stuhl of Omaha, treasurer; Mis Mellla
warden; Mrs. rartheim j
nt. chaplain; Mr. Kate !
r, .i,i. ,. .
Taylor of Blair,
Thomas of Fremont,
Thomas of Fremont, chaplain; Mr. Kate
. Tucker of Auburn, marshal; Mrs. Flor-
"5ew ot Tecumseh. conductor; MU
i Alice fc'tuht of Sidney, Inside guardian
and Mrs. Mary E. Osborn of Omaha, out-
sldo guardian
The assembly wa called to order by
President Jackson, who read her annual
address, which was followed by the report
of the several officers. These reports show
there has been an Increase of nine lodges
during the year and a very large Increase
of membership with an awakening Interest
In the work In all quarters of the state.
At 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon a brief
memorial service was held for duceasud
members. At the conclusion of this inter
esting service the assembly took a recess
for a trolley ride.
Prior to the opening of the regular busi
ness sessions of the assembly the assembly
degree wu conferred upon about 2c0 meni-
hers. Among those present at the meeting
are a number of member of the order TAFT OPENS NEW ASSEMBLY
from Iowa, Kansas and other adjacent i
states as visitors. Secretary of War Officiates at Manila
Hea'dquartera for the grand lodge have . at Ceremony Attending;
been removed from the Rome hotel to the First Session.
Her Grand, where the officers and recorda MANILA, Oct. 16.-Secretary Taft for
wlll be found during the remainder of the mally opened the Philippine assembly In
grand lodge session. the National theater at 11:15, this morning,
i in the presence of a large crowd of peo-
Behnyler Man Head Office of Mili
tary Branrh of Order.
The department council of the Patriarch
Militant, the military branch of the Inde
pendent Order of Odd Fellows, elected of
ficer Wednesday evening for' the ensuing
year as follows:
President John K. Arnold of Schuvler.
Vice President K. F. Davis of North
Secretary-treasurer I. P. Gage of Fre
mont. Sentinel W. P. Samson of Blair.
Picket Jacob Mark of Omaha.
The following were recommended for the
degree of chivalry: I. P. Oage of Fre
mont and James P. Shaw of Tekamah,
which la to be bestowed upon the postulant
at the next meeting of the sovereign grand
lodge In l'.iox. Thla degree Is bestowed for
efficient service on behalf of the order.
The department council of the Patriarchs
Militant is the legislative body of the order.
However, the militant branch being a mill-
tary order, It becomes necessary to choose
the military commander of the Patriarch
Militant, and these were elected Wednes
day evening us follow:
Department commander J. E. Arnold.
Lieutenant colonel K. 8. Davis.
Major of the first battalion Jamea C.
Major of the aecond batUllon-Judson
Clark of Beatrice.
' Adjutant of the first battallon-W. p.
1 Bamaon of Hlflr.
I Wednesday night the department council
!of the Patriarchs Militant besowed the
(decoration of chivalry upon Miss Llllle R.
. Carrlck of Culbertson and Mrs. Belle Bolo-
I shaw of Lincoln with beautiful and lm-
' presslve ceremonies. This degree was
given the two women for efficient and
, faithful work as members of the Rebekah
, d(.areei BuxllUry to the Odd Fellow', order.
jMr, PavU of Farbury wa, al80 recom.
j mended for the decoration of chivalry
j wa unable to be present.
j The grand lodgj sessions will be resumed
this morning, as will be In the Rebekah
assembly. Roth orders will elect officer
Seven Old Men Have Asked for Old
Position from the Western
I Inn,
BAN FRANCISCO. Oct. IS. Superintend
ent Miller of the Wthtern I'nlon Telegraph
company reports that seven striking
telegraph operators applied for their old
position today. Five of them were iven
Clowrr Mr-elected President.
NF.VV YORK. Oct. Hi. Colonel It' bert C.
Clowry today was re-elected president of
the Wulrru I loon Telegraph company.
All the other ofiicera were re-elected.
Escaped Convict Iteturned lo Inili
ana Prlann to Scrc fliilenre
of Krnlrirr.
CHICAGO. Oct. 16. Immaculately attired
as n minister or toe gospel, it stranger
rntirril tbe office of the Indiana stato
I prison at Michigan City. ln.l.. yesterday
and declared that he was an escuped con-
vict and had come to serve the rest of his
My name Is Allen .1. Lawrence and I
escaped from this prison In September,
1896." he said. Then he told Warden Reid
'his strange story. Ho traced his viander
i iniis In the harvest' fields of Kansas and
Nebraska, where he sought only to keep
from too close association with hi fellow
men lest his secret be discovered. He de
scribed -an accidental visit to a revival
meeting on th" prairie, where. In the flick
ering light of torches pitched In front of
the "prairie schooner" of a wandering mis
sionary, there waa opened the vision of the
comfort which came with a belief In Ood.
Th( n he told of his decision to preach
tho gospel and of the success winch had
attended his efforts as a Methodist evan
gelist, and at last, his voieo broken with
tears, he told of the, lashing of his con
science, which spurred Ivlm to reveal his
true Identity and return to the rrlson from
which he hail fled. '
"It was hard," he sobbed, "but I have
won, and I wtl serve the sentence which
man's laws have Imposed upon me, even
though I am not guilty of the crime for
which I am being punished."
Lawrence was sentenced In April, 19o$.
from Lapnrte. Ind., where he had been
employed as a laborer. He, was found
guilty of attacking a girl and was sen
tenced to serve from two to fourteen yen's.
arter ne nan neen in ine prison irun man ,
mn)h i,. wa. mB1i a tmstv. Almo.i :
)rnmdlateiy h escaped. He assumed the
name of Jamea William.
His wife's belief In his Innocence had
never faltered until he escaped, when
she declared that If he really had not been
guilty he would not havo run away. She
applied for divorce Immediately and It was
Lawrence snld he was converted In Ne
braska while attending a revival service
conducted by Rev. John Williams.
Kansas City Man Declares This
Smallest to lie Con
sidered. Dean Brothers, Knnsns City hotel mag
nates, have visited Omaha and gone. They
"visited" P. V.. Her and promised to com
ntfaln. A. J. Desn told a reporter for The
Bee that tho sm"rst building which the
company considered was a nine-story
structure 131x1X4 feet, and that a twelve
story building was by far the most prac-
"But there Is nothing to say yet." said Mr.
Dean, hefore he took tho train for Kansas
rl,.. lrnn.,!.,, nlolil Wa rirstnnJkA 1 II
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' bnre for the Hnv nnd have looked tbe tu-
J atlon over. The proposition Involve a large
P"nllture cf money and w.
to Kmhm ' ,ly BnJ t',1"k;h" m
Dean Brothers propose to lea
will return I
matter over "
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Dean Brothers propose to lease tho pres-
j ' ' . .
' h" Gn f'" " "
i w'th , ,th fl0r. "T10 fo"rtM,n ..T'-
i Should they decide to do ao. they will take
not only the she of the Her Grand, but
ground which will give them a floor space
V , ' , , , , , ling In the air and eye scornfully glisten-'
A. J. nnd D. J. Dean orrlved In Omha,ng ke flr(, prouJ dBBor,ptloII, th
Wednesday morning and spent the entire ; llor8Cg hown Rt tn() exhlblt proyed
nay wnn Mr. ier. j ney are proprietors
of the Baltimore and Midland hotels at
Kansas City and have Jurt completed a
$1 .000.060. hotel it J-piin, Mo. Ill branching
out they have hfci. Interested In Omaha
for some time anl hAva frequently prcJmled
to look the situation over with Mr., Her.
It Is felt now that 'i.e firm will como to
Omaha, and Mr. A. J. Dean himself say
that if they come they will "enter Omaha
as It deserves and do things right."
I In his opening address Mr. Taft declared
that views announced two years ago re-
gardlng the Independence of tha Philip
pine people were unchanged. Ho did not
believe that they would he fitted to govern
themselves for at least a generation, but
he added that the matter wa entirely
In tho hands of congress. The secretary
denied emphatically that the I'nited States
had any Intention of disposing of the
inlands, said he had absolute confidence
i In the Philippines, denied that he was
disappointed at their ability to legislate
conservatively, and asserted his belief
that they felt their responsibility and ac
knowledged the necessity of supporting
the American government. Mr. Taft re-
fralned from suggestions regarding specific
legislation by the assembly, but recom- 1
mended that attention be paid to tho civil
Men'a Case Called
Conrt In TVevr
NEVi YORK. Oct. l,-Motions to dismiss
the six forgery indictments against Georire
W. Perkins, former vice-president of the
life Insurance company, which were found
, a the result of the Investigation of the
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i legislative committee, were argued today.
The motion to dismiss the Indictment
against former Secretary of the Treasury
Charles S. Falrehlld went over, an the
, P'nts Involved In the cases are similar.
! Mr- Perkln's attorneys argued that to
sustain the criminal charge it would he
necessary to show intent to defraud, while
tho grand Jury which Indicted Mr. Perkins
had recorded Its conviction that he and
; Mr. Falrehlld were actuated only by a de-
sire to benefit the policyholders of the
! New York Life Insurance companv.
Itepnlillcan Committee Will
Together Soon to Fix Con
vention Date.
I WASHINGTON, Oct. K.-Tlie call for
the meeting of the Republican Natloial
1 committee for the purpose of fixing the
time and place for holding the National
j Republican convention, will be Issued proh-
I ably next Monday.
Mark Lamer .mber of Polltlra!
Prisoner Are I nder Charge
of Conaplrar jr.
WASHINGTON, 10 Five political
prisoners wi re shot In Haytl today accord
ing to a dispatch to the State department,
A much larger number of Haytian are
under charge of conspiracy.
Third Evening: of Horse Show Bringi
Out Gorgeous Costumes.
.Boxes and Galleries Filled with
j Lovers of Noble Animal,
Social Favorites as Drivers Are Given
Cordial Reception.
Saddle and High School Horses,
Ladles Pair anil llnnters Are
Favorites In l.nng 1. 1st of
Interesting; Kveata.
Thursday Mtht Lincoln Mgtil
Class. pnrse
.87 Park Pair (Loeal) lo0
.87 Lady' EaAdl Kors ISO
. B Pair Xodtre 800
.70 Hunt Olnb 150
.17 Pair of High Btepper . . . 800
.63 Combination Mors 800
.38 Unicorn 800
.47 Potato Kao 60
.68 Lady Huntsr.., BOO
8:90. .
Fremont night at tne Horse Show drew
ono the largest crowds of the week and
the boxes and gaerles were well filled
with gaily costumed spectators. 8oclety
was out In all Its finery and the brilliant
display of color In the boxes was In decided
contrast to tho previous evening, when
modest colors predominated.
The program offered a pleasing variety
In style, weight and carriage and the beau
tlfnl animals were enthusiastically cheered
as they rounded the tan hark course. Tho
events of the evening were warmly con
tested, the rntrles In nearly all of the
classes being numerous.
The program opened with the selling
class, followed by the saddle horse events.
Many prominent women appeared In ladles'
rlr class and were cori'allv arm'auded
ly their friends. Other of the Important
classes exhibited Were the high sci.ool. tne
road four and the hunters and the heavy
harness classes.
Crowd XhOTrs Ita Opinion.
Cheers of tho aprectntlve assemblage In
tho great Auditorium bewildered the Judges
ninny times during the evening, us it waa
frequently apparent that tho 3,500 who
strained their eyes to see every movement
of the norsea had reached a declalon far
In advance of the experts who watched tha
steeds In the ring...
There were horses from Kentucky, the
horse Arabia of America; there were eteeda
from Canada, with English ancestry which
runs back to royal stables; and prlxe win
ners from the north, made sloek by tha
I arrnl wmiih om tnii ev v.
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prairie hay. Then for contrast there were
i ponies of the western range, fatened on
brush, and given spirit and ginger by
meal of cactus.
j Park lior.e. aaddle.. liowe roadster
hunter And coach horse, promenaded.
their ear pricked up, mane hanging over
beautlfulIy thgpeA crMU n(mtrl drlnk.
Tuesday evening that they needed no arti
ficial devices to make them hold their heads
higher than kings. Anything but modesty
waa apparent In every horse, even when
check rein were taken down and they
were driven around the tan bark track
to show their natural majesty, and they
seemed to ay:
"Lo. thus my strength 1 tried:
And this I do to captivate thn eye
Of the fair Judge standing by."
Then there wa a shifting of scene. Tha
South Omaha cow ponies were ushered In
before a bugle could call them. The band
played "Cheyenne," there wa a volley of
shouts, like tho approach of a band of
Digger Indians, and the boy at the ring
side whistled: "He wa a bold bad man,"
was this dt sperado."
Moro stood about tho ring than usual to
make a close Inspection of the horsea and
the gay scene resembled the most brilliant
days at tho aristocratic race track of fha
country. Not Infrequently the close admir
ers of the horse selected winner with no
uncertain Judgment. The mol exacting
judge coul l not have required more than
the ringside admirers, a many in It
watched every horse drawn up and started
off again. Four years of successful horse
show has trained the eye at the ringside
aa well aa Omaha horses, as wa shown
by the close attention Tuesday evening.
Bis; Crowd and m Lively Session la
tha Arena.
Tuesday night's card wa full of Interest
from bugle to bugle and It wa truly South
! Omaha night, as the card Indicated. The
cow puncher from the south wrr given
two chances to show off their steeds, ones
In the cow pony class and sgaln In tha
potato race. W. 11. McCord again won
from the cracks of the big stables when
his Whirling Cloud carried off the top
honors In the park horse claBs. A much
larger Attendance was noticed Tuesday
night than on the opening and the people
were much mre enthusiastic and ap
plauded louder than on Omaha night.
But two teams were entered In th har
ness class for n pair of horses over 15.1
hands, suitable lor town work,' Mr; W. II.
McCord winning with his large bay, and
Mr. Ward M. Burgess taking second will
Prairie yucen and Rose Leaf.
The park horse class brought out lis
magnificent horse, and they were roundly
applauded a tfi-y were driven around thn
tun Lurk arena by their owner and grooms.
MIh Loula Long was th- first to appear
with her Glen Kyrie, a nifty brown gelding,
and she was soon followed by the other
five with their shining appointment. The
judges aaked for several drive before they
would deign to make a decision from th
array of talent from which they had to
choose. Miss ixing seemed to be the fav
orite with th assemblage and received
recognition for hc-r drive on every side of
Die arena. The horse were coated with
white foam from their drives before tha
Judges could get together on th winner.
Mr. McCord' Whirling Cloud, th Lawao
horse, made a popular win, while James
Murray was given second with Honor
Bright. . P. Peck won third plac with.
Seven saddlers appeared In th green
saddle hoise class, which was Judged by
their quality, manners. pa c. conformation
and ability to carry the specified Weight.
Thomas I.t sprang a new one In Cuban
Girl, who Is a liver colored chenluut. Grorg
Pepper's giant, Governor, was awarded ths
blue ribbon midxt the approving applausa
of the spectators. The red ribbon went ta
Joseph u. t'udtthy with his KUkannMh