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5ecretarUf War Ready to Turn Over
) Hii Office. ,
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new umciai v.iu :ae ipiroaucea
Bureau Chief i Today. rg
Latter Sayi vpryi Will Have Impor
tant Place in Campaign.
Announcement Repeated That l
pnlntinent Will Not Hp Made
I'ntll KahromniKtrr Meet,
July Klahth.
WASHINGTON. Juno 30. "I'm In Pro
cess of Ploughing off my official robci."
This ws th laconic description nl
condition given by Secretary W'llhn H.
Taft this evening, as he sat at, M big
flat-topped desk In hia private ff'e at
the War department. He has bey I work
ing liks an East Indian slave du Ing the
tav In th 1lnnlllnn nf more I'T less Ml
pnrtant departmental businei
He gave
notice early In the day that
propose to discuss politic
hours of hla administration a
war. because of the enormou
routine matter which he nc.
on hand. Throughout the d.i
ae did not
i the last
ecrelary of
amount of
isarily had
h was In
consultation with Governor vv
jght, who Is
to be his successor ai execulve man or
the War department, and rltn bureau
chiefs of the department. I
Th only real polllkal confefrnce he had
during the day was with representative
Theodore E. Burton of Cleve Uid. O. The
conference, was rjroloreed. M l Burton, dts
cussed with the secretary t
the convention and the pollt
as it has developed since tl
adjourned. They devoted rai
tlon to the political conditi
Mr. Taft's native state, com
he 1b especially solicitous.
Job for Vori
details of
il situation
ular atten
s In Ohio,
nlng which
At the conclusion of the c
Burton eald that a number
were considered by Mr. Taf
concerning which he could re
"Mr. Voiys. who haa been
crnnti.iltiii with the national
of the lepubllcsn party, wll
probably wlth the approac'
fcf.rence, Mr.
of questions
and himself
nentloned In
he Identified
Ing national
iclty, but. as
cairi'ii eh in an miijorittiii c
the Bl'ua'lon is today., ba not be the
chairman ' ' -committee. I have no
fornjalon' at thia time on the national
iiinar.shlp question DcyojiJ mat. i uiu
iiie certain, however, uw. an ui
wrinkles which now seem t exist will De
mothered out In a few dvs."
Comnientlng upon his InH view with Mr.
Button, Secretary Taft said diplomatically;
"We if iaider-rt the stns of the whole
union, but a little political touch was given
to the Interview. 1 will adtilt."
t'!a)rnianMp CsirTlde.
It cevil.ped from the U'k with Secre
tary Tufi that Mr. Burtoi may go to
Hut S : -ii'gs for a brief sojuirn about the
time Pcictary Taft and lis family ar
rive tbe.c. The secretary sad that he and
!?,r... Tdtt and their son Sharlle would
leave V. ti iliington next Kiilay afternoon
for Hot Springs. Va. He also announced
that he had sent out notices today to the
members of the subcommittee of the na
tional coimrjttee requesting them to meet
at Vol Springs on July 8-cne week from
tomorrow to determine the matter of the
republican national chalimanHhlp. Con
cerning the chairmanship, the secretary
said that he was absnlutel without In
lirmatlnn that he could ci mnmnlcate to
the public.
Apparently the matter Is as much In th
air as It has been since tie meeting of
the subcommittee In Clnclinuil in the :ot!i
Mr. Taft said that he evicted to hav
i talk with Arthur I Vor s tomorrow, but
hut he
lid not i n". t to m t- 1-. it. Mtton-
ick until Thunislay. I'e und. r.tan Is
hat .V.r. Hitch ! 't Liten-'s t 1 a v - t he clt
this evenit'K and .t lelt r i until Thursd ly.
A question which gave tie s cnta y s -.
thought teda wa- that trlailng t th-
ordering nl United S'ale. lumps to th-1
Mexlcun border to insure the pre ervalion
if the neuli a it t ..' laws lie .xphdred '.ha'
.wo troops of cavalry an I two other tio.ips
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miles hehu . loot lie xp.essd
the lope t.a Hi sivles n,i,hl nil
l. .1 h . ui way.
Taft fenr-i HeW.
This w Will m H I Taft'- HI
day as secie'.ary o; v.-.u. . ler many yens
if disttnuioi ed serwivi to hu g icer..m nt ,
ts m of Unite I S.ate court, a tov- 1 LONDON. June :(0.The mobilization of
irnor fconenl of Ihe Pollip. ine ish.nds, as j ail British warships In home waters avail
iCcreUty of war and ss-'he sfe.ijl tepre- able for Imtn -diate service was completed
tentative ot the govirnm-nt on m -vera I ; t id.iy for toe anni al naval maneuvers,
blli ate and Important iii l..,,iatic ml sl : and Admiral Lord Charles Beresl'ord finds
lie pi actually relinquishes tonight the er
ferinance for a time at hast of dtit.ej a
an urihlal of the United tSitcs.
The loimal tram-fer of tim Wur depart
ment from the admlnlstratl m of Secretary
Taft to that of Kecietary I.ukc H. Wright.
his successor, will not take place until to- I
morrow; but the work of the department
Will be brought up to date hy Mr. Taft be
foi l.e Imvn his desk this evening and
Becn-uiy Wright will i upon his new
duties tomorrow with substantially a clean
The last duties lo be performed by Secre
tary Taft will be the formal presentation of
Ms ueceor tomorrow mot nlng to Assist
ant Secretary Oliver t.nd to the bureau and
division chiefs vf the War department.
Beeieury Tail w ill then b. come a private
cltueii. From that moment until the fate-
Axj rt tlJ al.i'ilund lie V t N; n r li
will devote himself to his campaign fur the
presidency ot the United Siat.s
Confers With Urlgbt
Upon his arrival at his oif;ce Secretary , rphew , j.,ph g, Held Be-
Taft sent for General Edwards, chief of I , of i.OM -f Part ot
the buieau of Insular affairs, and took up I llank'a Reserve,
with him and General Wright some matters j
voiicerr.ln the status of affairs In PanamaJ g , LT LAKE CrTY. June JO-In the fed-
ana luca. " tecrriirj- iniorinaiion as
to the elections In Panama is very re
assuring. Indications are now that no
trouble at the general election will ensue.
By direction of the secretary, Kred W.
Carpenter. hU private secret ary, today tele
graphed to ti members tif the subcom
mittee of the. national comnjilttee appointed
la confer Hth Mr. Taft
respecting the
UK-Uon of i national cht-rmnn. that he
-uld meet ajiem at Hut S
Inge July S.
HtstHt CalU mt i
Among thf official caller
Taft todar.waa Attorney
on Secretary
eneral Bona-
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y Fair Wednesday.
'-:H1LAPKA Fair Wednesday.
,V. Fair Vednesdny.
iurf ui Oinnha vsterday:
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Fifty seats are to be contested it the
democratic convention at Denver. Page 1
Judges of the federal court at ft. Paul
temporarily enjoin the action of the In
terstate Commerce commihslon In reduc
ing the stock yarda switching charge at
Chicago. VS 8
Secretary Taft yields his office to Gen
eral Wright, who will become the new
secretary of war today. Page 1
Alexander Troup of New Haven i-ays
the New England states hope to advance
his Interests by proposing a friendly can
didate for vice president. Page 3
Mrs. Cleveland and children go to Tarn
vorth for the Rummer. Page 1
Dubuque cltizene are, planning an elab
orate home-coming week in August.
Page 1
W. R. Hearst loses his contest ease lor
the mayoralty of New York under dlrec-
tlon of Justl'-e Lambert. Page 1
Mrs. Philip N. Moore of St. LouU Is
elected president of t lie National Federa
tion of Wont en's Clubs at Boston.
Page 1
Illinois Central gives order that shop
men shall rem me work. Pag-e 1
Prince Zu Kulenbuia says the witnesses
In his cae from Munich are either mad
or bribed. He faints In court. Page 1
J. M. Shively is the first republican to
file his petition as a candidate at Ihrf
primaries for a state olfke. Page 3
Results of the hall uanien:
4 Denver vs. Omaha
7 Sioux City vs. Pe.- Moines 1.
y Lincoln vs. Pueblo 1.
4 cimymat! vs. Chicago 2.
3 New'V-k vs. ilrooklyn 0 .
2 Clevdnnd vs. St. Louis 1.
'I Chlc-jgo vs. Detroit 1.
g Huston vs. New York 0.
3 Philadelphia vs. Washington 1.
1 Kajsn City vs. Minneapolis 1.
9 Colii iVu:s s. Toledo 4.
3 Incllaiiapolis vs. Louisville 0.
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Live stufck markets. Page 7
Grain mail.ets. Fag-a 7
Stocks and bunds. Page 7
Port. Arr.ved. balled.
SEW YORK . Minneapolis
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H A ItK I. Florins.
HAVRK RlcllUn.
Hrfuneil llenrlna by Premier Asqnlth,
They Mnke Demonstration
Aliiiut Pnrllunient.
LONDON. Jane TA Women, suffraartsts
assembled In Caxton hall this afternoon
sent a deputation to the House of Com-
I mons to interview rreniler Asquun in me
mailer oi ine iiinii.Miiaie gidiutiig ui i"-
; f ia lcliise to women. The deputation was
met by a s h.l body of police and refused
admission. The premier. In a curt men- d, -rimed to see the delgatlon, and
when its niem'n-rs returned to Caxton hall
a n deimnehitl .r of the government
eiitin d an I a decision to colle t the full
tone of the .-uffraj.'is;s for subsequent
iVmoiisiratioiu. at the House of Commons.
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i ENGLAND COLLECTS BIG FLEET',01""'"" ,ov""BO K'P"-t. Tempera-
Moldlirntloii of Kit Warships
Home Waters C rente C onsid
erable Comment.
- j himself in supreme cemmand of a total
of not less t.ian 31 ships, with all aggre
gate colnph tneiit of ilS.Oco officers and men.
With the ex. . lion of the coast guards, all
these men hi
on the active list of the
lilULHI n,ArlU WMIMia MUliCI
lu Letter Head In Mo.qne at Tanaler,
He A.V for Present
of Funds.
TANGIKR, June JO. A letter from Mulal
Hafid, the Insuigent sultan of Morocco,
was read In the Mos.pie here todav. It
thanks the people for preferring him to
Abcl-Ll-Ail. whom he describes as hav
ing sold himself to the Christians. Hafid
asks the Inhabitants of Tangier to make
i .
gift of liUVI.
ml court this morning, United States
Judge John Marshall received from the
federal grand Jury a report bringing an in
dictment against A. W. Nelson, in con
nection with the alleged looting of the re
serve vaults of the Utah National bank.
Nelson Is cashier of the Jordan State bank
and was formerly employed In the Utah
Nalloi-1 wheie his uncle, Joseph S. Nelson,
was formerly cashier. The elder Nelson
tendered his resignation when President
W. e. McCormtck, after receiving the re
port of experts. Issued a signed statement
acknowledging the loss of I10C.SO from the
reaxvt tbtsis ui Uis Utah National ban.
Federal Court at St. Paul Enjoins
Commerce Commission.
nednrtlnn of Terminal Fee for Tronic
portntlon of Cara to Stork
Tarda Held to Be t n
rraaonable. ST. PAITI., Minn., J ine 30.-Judges 8in
born. Ho k and Ad.ims In the Unlt.d States
circuit court today tendered an interlocu
tory decree whereby they temporarily sua
pend and enjoin the enforcement of the
order of the Interstate Commerce comml.i
bi in which reiduced the charge of certain
lallroada for the transfer of live stock from
their terminus in Chicago t the I'nion
Stoik yards from $J to $1 per car. Judge
Adams del vered the opinion of the couit.
The court held:
"The termlr.-il charge for the transporta-
tlon of these cars from the termini or me
railroads to the stock yards over the tracks
of the Union Stock Yard company wa
required by the acts of conaress to be
separately scheduled by the railroad com
panies snd they complied with those acts
and scheduled this charge separately.
"This terminal charge of per ear for
transferring the cars over the tracks of the
Union Stock Yards company to the stock
yards and returning the same to complain
ants' roads was a reasonable charge. A
reduction of It to $1 per car made it un
reasonably low. The Interstate Com
merce commission made this charge un
reasonably low because the rates of the
railroad companies on their own road and
the terminal charge of 2 were, in their
opinion, unreasonably high. This was an
error of law. Under the acts of congress,
which requires segregation of the question
of the Justice and reasonableness of each
segregated rate must be determined by it
self. Jurisdiction of Courts.
"Under the acts of congress the federal
courts have Jurisdiction to set aside or
suspend an order of the Interstate Com
merce commission which results from mis
conception and misapplication of the law
to conceded or undisputed facts. It li not
lndisiensable to the correction by the fed
eral court of an error of law Into which
the commission has fallen, whereby a
specific rate Is made unreasonably low,
that the aggrieved party should prove tnat
the effect of this unreasonably low rate
will make Its entire business unproi Itahle.
It Is enough that the reduced rate is unjust
and unreasonable.
"The order of the Interstate Commerce
commission, whereby the charge for the
transfer of live stock from the termini of
the railroad companies In Chicago over the
tracks of the Union Stock Y'ards company
to the slock yards from ti per car to tl
per car must be suspended and Its enforce
ment enjoinpd until the final direction of
the further order of the court."
Parties to Action.
The action was brought in the United
States circuit court here by Receivers
Stickney and Smith of the Chicago Great
Western and the Chicago, Milwaukee &
t. Paul, Cnlcago Ac Alton, Rock Island and
Santa Fe companies were parties to the
suit. Receivers Stlckney and Smith reside
here and the Hepburn and Sherman anti
trust laws, under which the action was
brought leave It optional to bring cases
In any district where one of the complaln
r.nts reside.
Immediately after the action was begun
United States Attorney General Bonaparte
caused to be filed a certificate requiting the
court to speed the-case and requiring at
least three circuit Judges to hear and try
It. The case was argued May 28 last.
BIr Fish Concern Admit Accepting
Rebates From Railroad
CHICAGO. June 30. A. Booth & Co., one
of the largest concerns dealing In fish and
oysters In the west, pleaded guilty todav
to having accepted rebates from railroad
companies. An indictment against the
I company was returned a year ago. It con-
. tallied several counts, all of wnicli, wit n one
exception, were oisnussen. juuge i-annts
will announce his sentence later. The
maximum penalty for the offense, accord
ing to District Attorney Slmms, Is li'o.O o.
The company was Indicted for the viola
tion of the Elklns anti-trust law, the case
presenting many points similar to thess
brought out at the trial of the Standard
Oil company, which resulted In a fine of
normal weather conditions
lurr, I. w m i . i Mill, i loiniitu
Just as 'I hey Should Be.
LINCOLN. Neb., June 30.-(Speetal.)
The weekly weather bulletin for the week
ending June 25 Is as follows: The week
averaged, for the stale as a whole. Just
about normal for temperature, rainfall and
The dally mean temperature was between
70 degrees and Tl degrees In the central
and eastern counties, which is Just about
the seasonable average. It was between
6b di grecs and 6S degrees In the western
counties, which Is about 3 degrees below
the normal. Monday and Saturday were
generaly the warmest days, with a inax-
! 1,num temperature ntar w Ut,,s,ees-
: ,Jne ralnfllil ,al above nurmai in mo?t of
I th,s ktate' " "C"1' " " most of
the cen,ra nd 'astern sections, except
I 1,1 orna northeastern counties. . where It
j was about one-half an Inch. The ruin fell
I " ...u.iusy niSm
Friday and Saturday. In a few localities
the rain was accompanied by hail. The
total rainfall from April 1 to date Is de
cidedly above the normal, except In a few
western counties, where It Is slightly be
low. G. A. LOVtLAND.
Section Director, Lincoln, Neb.
He and Family KnJor Old-Fnahloned
Time on North Shore of Long
Island Sound.
OYSTER BAY. N. Y., June 30 -President
Roosevelt and hi family today enjoyed a
real old-fashioned picnic tn the woods at
the waters' edge on Lloyd Neck, a penin
sula on the north shore of Long Island
sound. Early In the day th president, with
on of his boys, started In a row boat from
the Cold Spring harbor side of his grounds
and rowed the entire distance, about three
miles, to the picnic grounds.
Mrs. Roosevelt and the rest of ti.e chil
dren went around Cove Neck In the yacht
Sylph, taking along provision and utensils
for a day CAitlng. It always Is with great
plea aura that th president goes on these
outings, and th children and Mrs. Room
veil aojoy It-tin squally as well
nrlaradler Jienerel A. !.. Mejer Dl
poaee of Men to Preserve Sen
trallt? l.tsi. ,
WASHINGTON, June .10 Pro.npt ac
knowledgement has been made hy lr gadl-r
General A. 1.. Meyer, In command of the
Department of Texas, with he idtuiarters
at Saji Antonio, of the orders sent to him
last night, requiring the dispatch of a
number of troops to Delrlo and other
points In Texas to assist the civil authori
ties In enforcing a strict compliance wi'h
the neutrality laws, so as to prevent any
aid given Mexican revolutionists. General
Meyer has been given a reasonably free
hand In the matter and will consult freely
with the civil authorities of the national
government as to the requirements at
various places along the border In the way
of troops and at any place where there
Is tn apparent necessity for them, he will
dispatch them at once. Officials of the ad
mlr 1st i atlon predict a speedy collapse of
the revolutionary movement In Mexlci.
Tht-y base this prediction on their knowl
edge of previous uprisings ng.ii'iPt that
government and declare that the prejencj
of well organized regular troops will soon
datjipen their ardor and scatter their banos
in addition to this the free use of the mlli-
tary laws on the American side In stop
ping violations of the neutrality laws tiiey
say, will materially aid in putting down
the movement. Senor Godoy, the Mexican
charge, ca.led at the State department
Senorlta Gnnislei Anxiously Watches
Outcome? oC Slraggle.
ST. LOUIS, June 30. Living in an attio of
a ramshackle building at loll North Tenth
street, which neighborhood Is populated
with negroes, Senorlta Andrea Villarcal
Gonzales, poetess and one of the
spliits of the Mexican Junta, Is Impatiently
wartthing revolutionary developments 'in
With her family she was exiled from
Mexico. Her brotherj Antonio, spent four
years in a Mexican prison and Is now In
Jail at Los Angeles because of his revolu
tionary tendencies.
With shlnglng eyet and her hands
clenched because of Intense feeling, she de
clared today: "Tomorro-v the real revolu
tion will (vrvflope Mexico In a whirlwind.
We have 30,000 liberal armed. Forty thou
sand more will Join aa soon as the money
seized from a bank Is used to procure arms
for them."
"They call us bandits." she exclaimed Ut
terly, "merely because we robbed a bank.
Where Ise would the poor revolutionists
get money for ammunition and guns with
which to win liberty and to buy food for
themselves and their wives and ehlldien?
"I am a woman," she said, her mind,
softening, "and I hate bloodshed and vio
lence. Hut If it became necessary 1 could
subdue weak nature and mysilf ue the
dagger or the torch.
"Oh, the hunger of the people of Mexico.
I receive letters from there every day
which make me cry.
"Five generals will rally to us with their
commands, for the army Is disaffected, Tiie
rich are aiding us more than the dictator
would believe. A'l the lahorers are with
tiimrita Gonzales iicclai rd she secured
S2m from a wealthy sympathizer, with
which she equipped and has dispatched to
the Insurgents a leader whose name she
declined to reveal.
Syndicate of French People Offers
Them I.argre Sum If Ma
chine Files.
PARIS, June 30. The Journal Des Debats
this afternoon says that the Wright
Brothers of Dayton, O., have signed a con
tract with Lazare Welller, who Is acting
for a syndicate, who offers the Wrights
lino, Oik) for their patents, provided, first,
that the aeroplane, with two persons on
board, flies thirty-ono miles in an enclosed
circuit, and, second, that It repeats this
performance within eight days In the pres
ence of a committee. If another aero
planlsl accomplishes this same feat within
four months of the time that the Wrights
make their successful flight, the contract
Is to become void.
BERLIN, June 30. A new military steer
able airship, designed by Major Gross,
chief of the balloon corps of the army,
made Its first ascent at Tegel today. The
ship, which Is 2 feet long and 33 feet in
diameter, is propelled by two motors of
seventy-five horsepower each. The trial
trip today lasted for one hour and a half
and was highly successful.
This Is Statement of Defendant In
the Hlg; Prosecution at
BERLIN. June 30. The trial of Prince
Philip Zu Kulenberg on charges of perjury
nnd subornation of perjury in connection
with the "round table" siandal of lat
year was continued in this city today. The
hearings are being held In private.
The prince pleaded not guihy and de
dared that the Munich witnesses I ad either
been bribed er were mad. The court be;an
today by taking th testimony of L'arnn
Alphonse de Rothschilds of Vienna, who
was given precedence because he urged the
necessity of his Immediate return to the
Austrian capital.
The prince was attended in court by a
During the afternoon session the prince
was suddenly overcome with weakness, and
restoratives had to be applied. The sitting
was suspended until tomorrow, the prlnice
being removed in on automobile to the
Charity hospital, where he Is held a pris
Political Prisoner at Kiev Caught
Slanallna to Fellow
KIEV, June 30. Mile. Sherstr.ova, who
was confined in the political prison here,
was today shot and killed by one of thu
prison sentinels, who caught her signalling
with a mirror with some cf her co-prisoners.
She was standing at a window at th-i
lime. The sentinel's first shot killed her.
Order Issued by Pullman Company
VIII ffrt Train la
CHICAGO. June 3i On account of the
total . i ' i t ' laws lu so many counties In
Iliim.D buif, t. in nearly all railroad t ars
will be i I.jsi-,1. An order has been issued
by the Pullman ccmpany closing the tiuffet
In the parlor rar of the Alton llmlt-d le
tween Chicago and St. Louis and abandon
ing entirely th sale of Intoxicating liquors.
Th order of th Pullman compary will
affect lu buffets all roads la thiuols.
Recount of Ballots in New York is
Jury Kinds That No Fraud Was
Commit ted and That Mayor
Mas I.ranlly Flee led
to Office.
NEW YORK, June 30. Mayor Gcorse 11.
MeClellan's title to the office of mayor of
New York City was made clear by the de
cision of Justice Lambert In the supreme
court today, when he ordered a Jury "to
render a verdict that McClellan was duly
elected mayor In 1!06. W. R. Hearst has
been contesting the mayor's right to the
office practically ever since the election,
and as a result of his charges of fraud In
the original count of ballots, the legisla
ture passed a law enabling a recount.
Attorney General W. S. Jackson then In
stituted quo warranto proceedings on be
half of the people. In which both Mr.
Hearst and Mayor McClellan were named
as defendants.
Hearst Falls to Prove Changes.
The recount left Mayor McClellan with
a plurality of 2.9C.5, whereupon Clarern-e
J. Shearn, representing Mr. Jackson, al
leged that the ballot boxes had been
stuffed and requested the court to throw
out the entire vote of .112 election dis
tricts In which he charged that the bal
lots found In the boxes exceeded the num
ber of registered voters. This, however,
was based on ani Incorrect list of voters,
and when the correct list was produced
today Mr. Shearn said that the registra
tion was greater than the poll In every
district disputed. Justice Lambert declined
to throw out the contested districts. Mr.
Shearn then charged that the Inspectors
had registered an excessive number of
Mimes, but said he could not prove re
peating. The Justice then declared that the orig
inal count was quite as complete as the one
made In court and that the evidence
showed no fraud so far as the election In
spectors were concerned. He said that If
legal voters could bo disfranchised so
readily as had been attempted in this case.
this form of government would not en
dure long. If the Jury were to return a
verdict against Mayor McClellan. Justice
Lambert said, he would not allow It to
stand, and ho ordered a verdict In favor
of the mayor, which was rendered. The
Jurors were allowed $510 each, having sat
fifty-one days.
Statement by McClellan.
Mayor McClellan issued a statement to
night, in which, after defining his atti
tude In regard to the recount, he states
that he has been forced to pay out J4fl,(K)
to defend his title, not Including counsel
fees, which are still unpaid. The mayor
directs at.ention to the fact that "the re
sult of this enormous expense and this
protracted litigation has been to Increase
my total vote and diminish my official
plurality by about 5"0 disputed ballots."
Mayor McClellan says that ho haa no re
grets as to the course he pursued, and
that he feels that the controversy wll!
discourage the bringing of election con
tests of this sort In the future. He said
that had he suspected that his election was
the result of fraud he would have acted
President of Ohio State University
Mar Head National Teach
ers' Association.
CLEVELAND, O.. June 30. The tech
nical side of the educational problem, or
rather the science of teaching in Its various
phases, was taken In by nlfferent groups
of the delegates today who are attending
the annual convention of the National Edu
cational association.
The matter of selecting the next presi
dent and the place for holding the next
annual convention are topics of generous
discussion. While these iiolnts will not be
officially reached by the convention until
next Thursday, tho campaigning is becom
ing lively. Among those prominently men
tioned for the presidency are: Pr. V. O
Thompson, president of the Ohio KiTe uni
versity, Columbus; J. H. Phillips, Birming
ham, Ala., and K D. Harvey of Menom
inee, Wis. The central evstern states,
which have the largest representation at
the convention, are said to favor the selec
tion of Dr. Thompson.
Denver and Atlantic City are the two
candidates for the next convention.
Iotra Cltr Prepares to Entertain
Large Number of People In
DURL'QUE. Ia., June SO. Dubuque Is pre
paring to entertain guests the last
week In August of the present year. It Is
the diamond Jubilee of Dubuquefs existence
as a town.
The general committee in charge of ar
rangements has been at work since early In
the year preparing for the event. It Is to
be a home-coming on a larger scale than
ever before was attempted In Iowa. Du
buque people are scattered over the nation.
Replies to letters of Invitation have leen
received from every state in the union.
Colorado. Washington and California tn
particular, have returned acceptances by
the hundreds.
Illinois Central Railroad Pots Num
ber of Them In Service After
Short Layoff.
DUBUQUH, la.. June SO. Following on
the heels of the announcement a few das
go of the Illinois Central road that sonm
8 000 men on the various divisions would l-e
put back to work, 4f0 employes of the Mil
waukee road, particularly men laid off at
the shops, were yesterday morning put
tack Into the tervlce. They return to work
rn a ten-hour a day schedule and six days
a week.
These changes are looked upon here as
one of the real evidences of a return of
prosperity. They niean that the crop out
look over the country, despite the storm
areas. Is first-class.
tattle Derail Train.
HURON, S. D., June 3f. (Speclal.)-Early
Sunday morning the northbound mail and
expre.-s uer the Chicago & Northwestern
railway ran int.) a bunch of cattle on the
track near Ordway. The t ng ne. baggage
and exi u n i si were derailed. K.ixin er
Ml' hael .lurray and Fireman I"r. d Klrkow
Wire severely Injured. Mr. Murray betides
being fearfully scalded and hurt about the
head Is reported to have received Internal
Injuries that may prove fatal. The train
was lu chaige bt Conductor Po threw.
St. I.ouls Woman Gets Many More
Votes Thus Selection of dom
inating; Committee.
BOSTON. June 30. The announcement of
the election of Mrs. Phillip N. Moore of
St. Louis as president of the General Fed
eration of Women's clubs for the next
two years was the most Important feature
of today's session, the closing nieellnt;s of
the biennial convention of the general fed
eration In this city. Mrs. Moore received
516 of the 9i votes cast, the rest going to
Mrs. May Alden Ward of Boston, the can
didate named yesterday hy the nominating
committee. With the exception of the
president, all the other candidates of the
nominating committc were unoppised and
were elected as follows:
First vice president. Mrs. Joseph'n
Cowles. California; second vice piesldent.
Mrs. Belle King. Sherman, 111.; uccrdlng
secretary, Mrs. Henry II. Dawson. New
Jersey; corresponding secretary, Mrs. J.
N. Sheik. Wyoming; treasurer. Mrs. G. M.
Welsh, Minnesota; auditor, Mrs. Rudolph
D. Blankenburg. Pennsylvania; directors.
Mrs. Guy It. C. Allen. Wheeling. W. Va ;
Mrs. yniiip t Brpenter. New
York; Mrs
Sarah A. Evans. Portland. Ore.; Mrs.
William A. Johnston. Toreka. Kan.; Mia.
C. P. Klnsey, Valparaiso. 1ml.
The report of the election committee and
the formalities in connection with the induc
tion of the new officers occupied consider
able of the opening hours of today's meet
ing, but with this concluded the delegates
took up business.
Under the general topic of "press prob
lems." several brief papers were read. Miss
Louise Graham of Cl veland, O., spoke of
"Justice In Journalism." "The Sunday Sup
plement" was described by Mrs. Sallle Joy
White of LVdham, Mass., and Mrs. Robert
J. Burdette of Pasadena, Cal., spoke of
"The Personal Appeal." A discussion of
"Social Amenities." with expressions of
opinion on many ullied topics followed.
Arrangements were made for the dupli
cation of the morning's proceedings during
the afternoon.
Head of Kplscopal Chnrch of
York Is In Critical Con
dition. New
COOPERSTOWN, N. Y.. June 3".-Bishop
Potter Is not expected to live through the
day. He passed a restless night and was
reported very low this morning.
After midnight the bishop's condition was
so serious that oxygen was artificially ad
ministered. His weakness is extreme and
Drs. J. E. Janvrln of New York and M. I.
Bassett of Cooperstown, who are attending
him, have almost abandoned hope. All the I
prelate's relatives have been summoned to
Ms bedside. His son, Alonso Potter, ar
rived last night and Mrs. Potter has been
with the bishop almost continuously slneu
the first alarming symptoms yesterday.
Three members of Mrs. Potter's family,
Edward S. Clark. Stephen C. Clark and
Ambrose Clark, nlso are in Cooperstown.
The patient's Illness dates from May 1,
when he was attacked by a complication
of stomach and liver trouhle, but It was
not until early In June that his condition
liecame serious. On June 10 he was tak-n
to Cooperstown In the hope that a change
of air would benefit him. A marked turn
for the better resulted almost Immediately,
but the oppressive heat of the last week
counteracted this and yesterday he suf
fered a dsngeinus relspse.
The Right Rev. Henry Codman Potter Is
the seventh bishop of the Protestant Epis
copal dloceso of New York, which post
he has held for twenty-five years, succeed
ing his uncle. Bishop Horatio Potter. His
father was Bishop Alonzo Potter of Penn
sylvania. The present bishop, who Is 74 years old,
married Mrs. Elizabeth Scrlven Clark, his
second wife, In 1902.
M. Snivel)- First Candidate
State Office to Msrnlfy Ills
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, June 30 (Special Telegram.)
D. H. Klnsey of Arcadia has sent his
petition signifying his intention of runn'ng
for state s.nator to the secretary of slate.
He does not Indicate to what party he be
longs. Deputy Land Commissioner J. M. Shlvely
has filed his petition for the office of
land commissioner, being the first repub
lican candidate for state office to make a
Attorney General W. T. Thompson, with
Rate Expert U. O. Powell and L. E. Wet
tling, left today for St. Louis, where they
will take depositions In the express casi s.
They ae. ascertaining the actual earnings
and expenses of the companies as nearly us
possible for use as evidence in the suit In
federal court.
Details of Methods F.mploved Made
Knows In Hearing; of Suit
of Government.
NEW YORK. June 30. The pension sys
tem of the Standard Oil company of New
York was described today at the hearing of
the government's suit to dissolve the cor
poration. William R. King, general sales
agent of the company, testified that few
of the employes ever leave, because this
system provides that any of them may re
tire at the age of 65 on 25 per cent of their
average salary for the past ten years for
life. It also provides that any employe of
twenty years' service may retire when 60,
receiving for ten years half of his average
salary for the preceding ten years. From
then until death he will be paid 2o per
cent of this average.
M idon of Late Ra-Prrsldent and Chil
dren to Spend Hummer In
PRINCETON. N. J., June 30-Mrs.
Frances Cleveland, widow of fr.rmer Predl
rient Grover Cleveland, left here today for
ht rsummer home at Tamworth, N. H.,
where she will remalr. with her children
until September. Mrs. Cleveland was ac
companied by two of her children, Esther
and Richard.
Alee Presidential Candidate Will
Probably l.ruvr lakeside Hos
pital Wednesday.
CLEVELAND. O., June 3 Congressman
James S. Hiifrmsn. repiiblh ,yi nominee for
vlt e-president, continues to gain strength
at Lakeside hospital. His condition was
normal t lilt; mornl.'ig and l.e will pri.liablv
the hospital tornorriw.
Pitched llutlle Mllii Strikers.
FORT SMITH. Ark.. :' i -A ije.
battle look rlace late list uikht 1 1 1 we n
striking shopmen employed by t lie St. I.o it
& Iron Mountain Railroad company aid
Itailsn strike breskers at Van Buren. Ark ,
In which two of tls latter were shut and
seriously wounded;
Delaware Man Pushed for Second
Place on Bryan Ticket.
Belief That Ho Is Willing to Make
tho Race.
Entire Idaho Delegation Must Go
Through Contest.
I rey Woodson nnd Mayor Dahlman
Mentioned for Control of Cam
paignFew Delegates
on Hand.
DENVER. Colo., June 30. Although iuiv
didates for the nomination for vice presi
dent on the democratic ticket are numer
ous, and despite the fact that tlielr num
ber is likely to be largely increased before
a choice la actually made, It Is the general
opinion among such leaders of the party
who are now here that If George Gray of
Delaware will declare his willingness to
accept the second place on the ticket he
can have It. Joslah Marvel of Wilmington,
Del., the manager of the Gray presidential
campaign, who arrived In Denver tonight,
will not, however, give his consent. He
Insists that the Delaware man Is a candi
date for first place, and when it Is settled
that he cannot have first place It will be
ample time to place him In running for
the secondary position, provided he cares to
take it. Mr. Marvel denies, however, that
Judge Gray will he satisfied with anything
less than the head of the ticket.
It is well known that Mr. Bryan would
be pleased to have Judge Gray for the vice
presidential candidate, and the only thing
that prevents the latter from becoming a
leading candidate for that position Is the
simple but all-powerful fact thst he will
not declare himself to be a candidate
ut all.
Gray Headquarters Opened.
The Gray presidential boom was formally
launched today and headquarters were
opened In the Savoy hotel. They were ar
ranged some hours in advance of the ar
rival of Mr. Marvel, and during the early
part of the afternoon a corps of expert
bill stickers were going about the hotels
putting up lithographs of the Delaware can
didate. No other pictures have been placed
as yet, and the Gray men secured the most
prominent places In the lobbies of all of
the leading hotels. The headquarters wer
thrown open after the arrival of Manager
Marvel, but because of the 1st hour at
which he put In an appearance the Gray
boom was not put Into active operation.
By tomorrow, however. It Is expected to be
In full swing.
The Johnson headquarters will not be
opened for several days and the date on
which the Bryan banners will be thrown
out has not yet been determined, but it will
be on Saturday or Sunday, sfter th arrival
of the Nebraska delegation.
Flmht on Injunction Plank. e
It Is certain that there will be a 8tjJn
UKlll III 111." H-IIMO,.., v
possibly on the floor of the conv. t)v,
itsflf. over the anti-lr.Junctlon plank. , hp
has come Indirectly from Lincoln hsWJU(
Bryan Is In favor of a plank of a om0
radical nature, and It Is certain that
men as Roger Sullivan, national commlt.t'
man from Illinois, and Chairman Tag,g
of the national committee are strongly, n
pns.ed to It. Sullivan gave out yesterds.,,
fta'ement In which h favorfd "equal r"gh
before the law" and used other expressions
of a similar character which were con
strued to mean that he was opposed to a
strong antl-irjunctlon plank. Mr. Sullivan
denies that he Intended to convey the lm-
rresslon that he planned to fight the anti-
Injunction plank, but It Is generally be
lieved that he is against extreme language
in this part of the resolutions. It Is well
known that between Mr. Brjan and Mr.
Sullivan and other Influential members of
the Illinois delegation no particular amount
of love Is lost, and reports have been circu
lated that if an anti-injunction plank Is
adopted more radical In Its character than
the Illinois people feel that they can ap
prove that the state, when It comes to
balloting for president, will bretk away
from Its Bryan Instructions.
Sullivan denied this emphatically today.
He said:
"We were told to stick for Bryan, and
we are going to stick I do not believe that
any platform fight can change our present
program. Illinois has no Idea of breaking
away from its Instructions."
Conservatives In Evldeaoa.
The forces opposed to a radical labor
plank were strengthened today by the
arrival of Charles G. Helfner of Washing
ton state, who has the proxy of John V.
Terry, the national committeeman from
that state. Mr. Helfner announced em
phatically that the Pacific coast, and par
ticularly the state of Washington, waa
opposed to the adoption of such a plank
as was presented at Chicago by Samuel
Gompers and other officials of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor. "The adoption
by our party of such a plank would be a
transparent sop to unlor. labor which
would be repugnant to voters in all sec
tions of the country. It would be 4 prom
ise that no law-making body would be
willing to fulfill. It could not help but
lr.Jure the democratic party at th polls."
Mr. Helfner believed that the vice presi
dency will go tu the east, but he was not
ready to say how his delegation will vote.
The coming of Mr. Helfner with his
statement of the sentiment of the Paciflu
coast against the proposed antl-lnjuncllon
plar.k. and the announcement In the east
that Martin W. Littleton of Nw York
will come here to make a fight against
the Insertion of sui h a plank In th plat
form, easily makes this question the most
important under discussion. New England
Is sail to he opposed to the plank, and
New Jersey and Pennsylvania also are
accredited with pronounced antagonism to
such a resolution, if the New Yoik dele-
gallon and the Pacific coast delegations
should take a determined starxl against It,
i the fight would assume formidable pro-
I portions. It Is not believed here that the
upp union of Sullivan of Illinois snd Tag
gart of In i. ana means that the entire
j delegat i.'iia from tiiese states would op
pose .Mr. Hi. .ana wlsocs. Most of the
Icential ui.d !;. n and southern statej.
lit Is said, wilt he lined up tu suppoit
; v.'.taleier I'igiani Mr. Brian's friends pre-
, St lit .
I lit in and for Ttlrkrts.
The qui ion of tickets continues to dl
vldu the members of the oommltt on
convention errangerncnts irnl th commu
te (jt Lattiver ctUaeus w lea la) kakiii