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VOL. XXXVIII NO. 3G.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, i JULV 30,
SINGLE COrY TWO CENTS.
OIL FIGHT TO CO ONiswimary of the bee
Attorneys for Government Hold l
ferance at Lennox.
j STATEMENT BY MR. BONAPARTT
Attorney General Outline! Course of
Action Determined Upon.
.PPLICATION FOR . REARGUMENT
Firtt Move Will Be for Revision of
PROSECUTION WILL CONTINUE
Cases Now Pending Against Rocke
feller Corporation Will Be Pressed
for Trial mm Speedily aa
LENOX. Man., July .-Every effort of
Uie United States government will be put
torth to secure a revision of the recent
Jcrlslon of the United States court of ap
peals In the cua of tha Standard Oil com
wny of Indiana. The statement wai Issued
lila afternoon by Attorney General Charles
Application for a reargument of the cane
ind a motion for a modification of the
pinion will be made at the aame time the
pending prosecutlor.8 against the Standard
Oil company and all other prosecutions for
giving or receiving rebates will be pressed
LENOX. Mass., July 2. Prominent
prosecuting; officers of the government,
with the assistance of several leaders In
the practice of law. Including Frank B.
Kellogg of Minnesota, took up the consid
eration today, of the question whether the
LTlminal suit against the Standard OH
company for alleged rebating and other
violations of the Interstate commerce laws
hall be further pressed In the courts. The
distinguished gathering waa brought about
by an Invitation by Attorney General
Bonaparte for the persons named to meet
him In conference on the subject here.
The assembly will embrace, besides At
torney General Bonaparte, Solicitor Gen
eral Henry M. Hoyt of Washington; Edwin
V. 81ms of Chicago, United States district
attorney for the north district of Illinois;
his first assistant, James H. .Wllkerson of
Chicago; F. B. Kellogg and several clerks
of the Department of Justice at Washlng
'on. One of the parlor of the hotel Aepln
wsll has been set apart as a meeting place.
A great mass of literature In connection
with the trial of the suit against the
Standard Oil company at Chicago, some
fifteen months ago, was brought from
Washington and Chicago, together with
tha test of the decision of Judge Landls
in Imposing the lUS.MO.OOO fine upon the
company, as well as the latest document
tn the case, the decision of the United
"Hales court of appeals, setting aside Judge
Land Is' decision.
Hope for Unreversable Victory.
The government's position at the present
time, according to Its legal representatives.
Is one of confidence that another cam
paign, carefully planned and well ex
cuted, would secure a victory which would
e beyond reversal by the higher courts.
The Chicago lawyers. It Is understood,
ire ardent In their desire for a retrial of
:he caae and have brought here nearly all
the documenta having a bearing on the
preparation and trial of the first suit, to
lethrr with much of the evidence. They
idmlt that mistakes were made In the
trial, but they believe that the mistakes
ran be rectified and the experience used
profitably If a new trial la afforded. At
torney General Bonaparte and Solicitor
General Hoyt, It la understood, will take
the argument of their colleagues under
ronslderatlon, review the documents and
lerlile what steps shall next be taken.
Mr. Kellogg arrived here early today,
ind arrangements were completed for the
opening of the conference at 10 o'clock.
Mr. Kellogg said that he expected to go
lo New York tomorrow afternoon. Inti
mating that he thought the conference
would be completed by that tlmo.
FUGITIVE FOUND ALMOST DEAD
llleged Murderer Starves Three Daya
nd la Too Weak to Kill
GRANITE CITY. 111.. July M.-Andrew
Honaa, charged with killing Mrs. Annie
Kocur. wealthy widow 01 the former "king
X the Poles," of Granite City, was found
br the police today half dead In the "sand
pike," a swamp two miles southeast of
here, where he had been hiding without
food three daya. In hla despair and terror
he had tried to end his life by stabbing
himself over the heart, but hla hand larked
strenejth and the wound only weakened
htm. He was armed when found but of
fered no resistance.
IlJDsa Is said to have told his captora
that he ahot Mrs. Kocur after a quarrel
over the storing of some of his furniture.
Mr. Kocur's lt-year-old son. Andrew, who
witnessed the tragedy, says Honaa made
Improper advances to his mother, which
she repulsed, and that Honsa was enraged
CASHIER CF FAILED BANK GONE
.. n. i irwai o ustit Disappears
After Depositors Ileal Salt
BCTTE. Mont., July . A. B. Clement
former cashier of the defunct Aetna bank.
a Helnse Institution, Is being sought hy
ths sheriff. Besides tha two felony
on which he Is out on bonds, a new suit
was filed against him yesterday In which
It Is sought to hold him responsible fir
lO.m'O, the amount the depositors are said
to have been defrauded out of by the
wrecking of the bank.
lr. Kerfoot Way Head I alrerslty.
MITCHELL. 8. IX, July 2.-iSpecial -Two
of the trustees of Dakota Wesley n
university went to Mankato, Minn., this
morning for the purpose of Interviewing
Rev. Dr. Kerfoot. the presiding elder of
the Mankato district of the Methodist
church. Dr. Kerfoot's name has been taken
Into consideration, aa one of the candidates
for the election as president of Dakota
Uesleyan university, and It Is only In the
last ten days that his friends have bee
actively pushing his candidacy, which has
brought to light much of tha minister at
talnments of which the committee was not
la possession, ant they have gone up there
M UJt tver U.t ailuaUpa ftU feiBa
Thandir, July , 11.
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26 28 29 30
FORJ-3CAPT FOR NEBRASKA Thurs
day find Frldav fn:r; cooler Thursday.
FOR WAST FOR IOWA Fair Thursday
and Friday; cooler Thursday night and
Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
Hour. r g.
5 a. tn 75
K a. m 75
7 a. m 70
8 a. m )
9 a. m S3
10 a. m 84
11 a. m 87
1 p. m.
2 p. m.
3 p. ni.
8 p. m.
9 p. m.
Mrs. Frank Plnkham of Bonesteel, S. D.,
cut the throats of her two sons and then
her own In a fit of despondency. Fags 1
Attorneys for government have deter
mined to make application for reargument
and modification of decision of court of
appeals in Standard OH cane. It wa
also agreed to push the other canes pend
ing against oil corporations. Fags 1
C. Winthrop Sands, stepson of W. K.
Vonderbllt, Is killed In an automobjle ac
cident near Paris. Fags 1
Elaborate ceremonies attend the eleva
tion of Rev. Paul Peter Rhodes to the
episcopate at Chicago. Page 1
i roKEiair. .,
Simon Villa, a candidate for office,
rouses Spanh;h residents of Manila by as
serting he favored killing all Spaniards.
Taft stands strain of notification cere
monies. Boat on which he was guest was
fired on by unknown man and one passen
ger is slightly hurt Page 1
Bryan will make a few speeches at cen
tral locations and will remain at home
most of the time during October. Fags 3
State Senator C. A. Sibley uas an
nounced his intention to contest for for
congress at the primaries against Con
gressman Klnkald. Fag 3
Mayor Dahlman says he may veto the
charter limit tax levy of the city council.
Twelve-story state bank building will be
erected by Omaha and 8t. Louis capital,
probably at Sixteenth and Harney streets,
at a cost of 11,000.000. Page S
If plans of the National Association of
Creamery Butter Manufacturers carry
inmma win made tne nub of the dairy
Additional mall collections are pro
vided for the business district In Omaha,
Two soldiers of the same name, same
place and same regiment record are mixed
up In a pension claim. Fag 10
Scores of yesterday's base ball games:
Omaha vs. Denver 0.
JO Sioux City vs. Lincoln 0.
9 Des Molues vs. Pueblo 2.
f Pittsburg vs. Brooklyn 0.
1 New York vs. St. Louis 0.
4 Cincinnati vs 1'hllaoVlrhla 2.
o Chicago vs. Boston 0.
Hosion vs. Cleveland 5.
6 St. Louis vs. Philadelphia 4.
7-2 Toledo vs. Minneapolis 0-4.
3 Kansas City vs. Indianapolis 2.
8 Columbus vs. St. Paul 3.
2 Louisville vs. Milwaukee 0.
KOYEKZttTS OF OCZAsT STEAMSHIPS.
Port. Arrived. Ballrd.
NEW YORK K. P. Co-slls Vmnl.m
NKW TOKK Russia K. W. de'r Grosss.
NEW YORK Barbarossa
CHKRROIRO President Unrolo
BREMEN K. Wllhelm 11....
DIAMOND THIEF'S CLEVER RUSE
Member of Prominent Qnlney Fam
ily (barged with Bold
FEORIA, 111., July . "Tony" Martin,
said to come from a prominent family of
Qulncy, III., was arrested yesterday Charged
with robbing the residence of J. K Murphy,
till First avenue, and secured diamonds
snd valuables to the amount of 11,000 Mon
day afternoon. Martin, under the pretense
of Inquiring as to the residence of a friend
of his mother, discovered that Miss Mar
garet Murphy, being alone, waa about to
leave her home. He crossed the street and
entered the home of Mrs. Swords, whom It
later developed was a friend of his mother
at Qulncy. Shortly afterwards he again
entered the house of Mr. Murphy and
secured the booty. When Martin returned
to the home of Mrs. Swords yesterday, he
was taken into custody by the police, and
on being searched the goods were fiuind
In his possession.
HEAT IS FATAL IN CHICAGO
One Dead. One Mentally Deranged and
Many Prostrated Is Day's
CHICAOO. July 29-Wlth the thermom
eter at 11 this morning standing at S3 de
grees, one death, one disappearance and
numerous prostrations due to the heat were
John Dssek, who wss overcome by the
heat yesterday, died today. Joseph O Mara,
whose mind had become unbalanced by
the high temperature and humidity, wan
dered awsy from home and the police are
searching fr him.
DATE OF BRYAN NOTIFICATION
raalrmaa larton of Committee Sets
Aaanst Twelve at
MONTGOMERY, Als.. "July 29.-Con-gressman
Henry I). Clayton, who was
chairman of the democratic national con
vention at Denver, today announced that
the committee on notification of Mr. Bryan
would meet In Lincoln, Neh., at noon on
August 11. and that Mr. Bryan would be
formally notified of his nomination dur
ing the afternoon of that day. Mr. Clay-
toa will deliver ths notification pca.
KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT
Car in Which Vanderbilt'i Stepion
Was Riding Turns Turtle.
OCCUPANTS MAIMED AND BURNED
C. W. Sands, Son of Mrs. Vanderbllt,
Dies Moon After and Chanlfenr
Is Believed to ne, Fatally
PARIS. July 29. C. Winthrop Sands, a
stepson of W. K. Vanderbllt, was killed
In a frightful accident which occurred at 7
o'clock this morning. Just outside the
grounds of Mr. Vanderbilt's beautiful coun
try seat, the Chateau St. Louis de Poissey,
twenty miles from Paris.
Mr. Sands was riding with the chauf
feur when In some manner which has
not yet been cleared up, the automobile,
which was spinning along at a fairly high
rate of speed, left the road and struck a
tree with terrific force. The car was
overturned and Mr. Sands and the chaf
feur were pinned under the wreckage. The
gasoline tank exploded and the wreck at
oncn caught fire.
As soon as help arrived, Mr. Sands and
the chauf ft ur were extracted, but they
had been horribly maimed and burned.
They were carried Into the chateau where
Mr. Sands died at 9 o'clock. The chauffeur
Is still alive,' but his injuries probably will
Mr. Sands' mother, Mrs. Vanderbllt, his
stepfather and his brother were at the
chateau when the accident occurred. All
were overwhelmed with grief. Mrs. Vander
bllt waa almost distracted when the torn
and bruised body of her son was borne
tenderly Indoors. It was evident that he
was then past mortal aid and he did not
regain consciousness before his death.
The members of the family were apprised
of the accident by telegraph. George W.
Vanderbllt Is at Dlnard. H. S. Vanderbllt,
Jr., left here this morning for London. W.
K. Vanderbllt, Jr., Is at Alx Les Bains.
Car GoInK at Mlsih Speed.
Mr. Sands left Deauvllle at 6 30 this
morning to come to Poissey. Tne only other
person In the car was the chauffeur, Pick
ings. The pace was fast all the way. Mr.
Sands was at the wheel. When the acci
dent occurred the automobile had Jut
reaehed the entrance to the chateau
grounds and was going at the rate of
sixty-two miles an hour. Suddenly a tire
flew off, the machine swerved, plunged
across the road and struck a tree with
such force that it was completely wrecked.
When the cur collided It turned turtle,
Mr. Sand be ng thrown under It and p'.nned
there. The chauffeur was'thrown out, but
only his feet were caught under the wreck.
Several workmen who had witnessed the
accident rushed up, but as the machine Im
mediately took fire they kept away from
It, momentarily fearing an explosion.
The men finally rushed In and extricated'
the horribly mutilated body of Mr. Sands,
literally tearing his leg off, which was
firmly pinned down by the torn and twisted
machinery of the biasing wreck.
O. Wlnthrop Sands wss a son of the
present Mrs. W. K. Vanderbllt by her
first husband, Samuel Sands, who was
killed at the Meadowbrook hunt some years
ago. Mrs. Sands-Rutherford was married
to W. K. Vanderbllt in 1908.
HASKELL LOSES IN OIL FIGHT
Court Overrules Motion of Governor
to Enjoin Attorney General
GUTHRIE, Okl.. July 29.-Judge A. H.
Houston, In the district court here today,
overruled the motion filed by Governor
Haskell last week to dismiss the suit
brought by the attorney general of Okla
homa to enjoin the Prairie Oil and Gas
company from building pipe lines wlfhln
the state. The court holds that the gov
ernor has the power to suggest the filing
of such a suit and that It tben would be
the attorney general's duty to obey, but
that It did not follow that the governor
could prevent the carrying out of a suit
instituted by the attorney general. Judge
Houston also holds that the attorney gen
eral has power to Institute suit in the
name of the state.
Governor Haskell, following' the render
ing of the decision, at once filed a petition
In the state supreme court asking for a
writ of prohibition. The petition was
granted by the Issuance of an alternative
writ compelling the lower court to cease
trying the attorney general's case on its
merits. The alternative writ la made re
turnable on August 10.
CHICAGO MAN KILLED BY TRAIN
Jumps from Train at Salem
Leg Is Crushed Vnder
MITCHELL. S. D., July 29.-(Special Tel
egram.) William Ramey, whose home Is in
Chicago, was run over by a passenger train
of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis &
Omaha road last right at Salem, crushing
one leg. He was brought to this city and
placed In the hospital and his leg was
amputated. He died this morning from the
shock of the operation. Ramey was on his
way to Mitchell from Pierre and left the
train at Salem Just aa It was starting out
of the station. He had a small amount of
money on his person. The body Is being
held waiting to hear from two brothers in
BRYAN NOT READY TO TALK
.Nebraskaa Declines to Make State
ment .Mow In Answer to Mr.
FAIRVIEW. LINCOLN. July ?9.-When
Informed of the open letter of Victor Rose
water, proprietor of The Omaha Bee and
republican national committeeman from Ne
braska, In which the allegation Is made that
a conspiracy, engineered by Mr. Bryan's
brother-in-law. Is on foot 'tor the purpose
of purloining votes In Nebraska not in
tended to be oast for you," Mr. Bryan said:
"I have not the time now to make an
swer." Ho wss not certain that he could reply
at all. but said the subject would be in
vestigated. BATTLE WITH MEXICAN TROOPS
Kngaaement with Revolutionist and
Two Amertean A re Re
EL PASO, Texas. July . A special to
the Herald from Delrlo Bay It I reported
there that Mexican troop and revolution
ists had an engagement In Mexico opposite
Comstock. Texas., and that two American
residents of Mexico war killed.
American troops. It I said, have been
dispatched from Delrlo to ta at la
SULTAN CALLS, PARLIAMENT
Appeals to Teople to Cease Demon
strations, hut Crisis Be
lieved et Over.
CONSTANTINOPLE. July -An im
perial lrade made public today convokes
the first Turkish Parliament under the
new constitution for November 1. Th
document announcing this decision appeals
to the people to cesse their demonstrations,
pointing out that as the sultan has proved
his good sentiments and his Intentions
strictly to observe the constitution .and
labor for the prosperity of all his sub
jects, there Is no longer reason to continue
the manlfeststions, which only Impede the
progress of events.
The crisis In Turkish affairs Is by no
means over. The demonstrations that have
been In favor of .the sultan may at any
moment turn against him If he does not
yield to the demands of the constitutional
party for the dtsmlsssl of the palace
camarilla. It Is believed thst the sultan
will make these concessions, although to do
so Is a difficult matter. Some of the ob
noxious officials already have been re
moved. It is apparent thst the sultan is
becoming uneasy. Troops last evening pre
vented further demonstrations In front of
the palace. It Is believed that some of the
most unpopular of the officials will either
Open Letter to William J. Bryan
In the address which you delivered last February before the Civic Forum of New York, choosing as jour
subject, "Thou shalt not steal," you expressed very clearly and very forcibly the popular conviction that this com
mandment la often broken without violating the law. You said, "To steal or to commit larceny may be defined
as the wrongful taking of another's property," and after making a subdivision of larceny into petit larceny, grand
larceny and glorious larceny, you divided larceny into two further classes, "larceny in violation of the law"
and "larceny through the operation of the law."
If, as you very properly insist, the larceny of property breaks the commandment, "Thou shalt not steal,"
do less when "through the operation of the law" than when "In violation of the law," I ask you, Mr. Bryan, if
the larceny of something more priceless than property, namely, the unpurchasable votes of the people, is not
equally reprehensible whether the theft is committed in violation of law or under cover of legal technicalities?
Let me call your attention to the fact, if you are not already aware of It, that a conspiracy is now on foot in
this, your own state of Nebraska, engineered by your own brother-in-law as chairman of your democratic state
committee, for the purpose of purloining votes not intended to be cast for you and to count them for your
candidacy. In the interest of square dealing, I have filed protests with the secretary of state against the mis
branding of democratic presidential electors. The filing of the names of democratic electors as "people's Inde
pendents" is a palpable attempt to secure votes for you by false pretenses. If thlB plot succeeds you will have
the benefit of tho votes Intended to be cast for Thomas E. Watson as well as of the votes intended to be cast
for you. If this would not be larceny of these votes "through the operation of law," I would like to know
what you would call It
Discussing the objections to Instructing convention delegates, you said in your Commoner last January
that "dishonesty is no better in politics than it Is In business," and you riddled the objections raised to instruc
tions by merely stating them. On of these objections to Instructions, you said, was "that they make it Impos
sible for the delegates to betray those who elected them." A presidential elector occupies a position very much
like that of a delegate to a convention. He is a trustee Into whose custody i given the sovereignty of the peo
ple who have voted for him. If your democratic elector should be nominated and elected in Nebraska as demo
crats and also as people's independents, which trust will they betray? Will they betray your friends and vote
for Watson, or will they betray Watson's friends and vote for you?
I submit to you, Mr. Bryan, that you cannot afford while preaching the commandment, "Thotr shalt not
steal," to permit yourself to be the beneficiary of this proposed fraud on the ballot. Whether or not these
democratic electors have a legal right to masquerade themselves as "people's independents" and I do not be
lieve that our law contemplates any such thing the Immorality of the deception is Just as flagrant.
No one who wants to vote for you will be prevented from doing so by being compelled to find your electors
vtder their rropeapKr't label, whereas, If your electorr usurp the "people's independent" designation, those
populists who waafio-vote, for the nominee of their own party will be robbed of their opportunity to do so. In
no other state in the union, so far as I can ascertain, Is tbis political malpractice being attempted, and I am sure
that If It were legitimate In Nebraska it would be right and proper In every other state.
I appeal to you, Mr. Bryan, irrespective of the protef,ts which I have filed with the secretary of state, to put
your stamp of disapproval upon this attempted fraud and Imposition, which a word from you would stop.
Omaha, July 29. 1908. VICTOR ROSEWATEIt.
flee the country or seek refuge at one of
the foreign legations.
BDRLIN. July 29. A dispatch received
from Salonlca, European Turkey, says all
the political prisoners there were liberated
yesterday. The leaders of the revolutionary
bands and their followers are entering the
city and fraternizing with their former op
ponents. The manifestations of Joy over the
granting of a constitution continue.
WOULD KILLALL SPANIARDS
Candidate nt Manila Rouses the Span
Ish Residents by Radical
MANILA. July 19. The Spanish colony
here Is greatly excited over a speech made
by Simon Villa who is a candidate for of
fice on the municipal board, in which Villa
made plain his hstred of everything Spanish.
The Spanish residents are planning an of
ficial protest against his utterances.
Villa escaped trial for the murder of a
Spanish officer during the Insurrection
only because of general amnesty pro
claimed. In his speech yesterday Villa said that
he had sanctioned the execution of the
Spanish officer and that while he was op
posed to another Insurrection, If such an
Insurrection should come, he would be in
favor of the killing of all Spaniards and
of all who resembled Spaniards.
A committee composed of Spanish resi
dents o Manila called upon the Spanish
consul demanding that the facts In this
matter be presented to 0e government.
Governor General Smith returned yester
day from an Inspection of forty municipal
ities located on the southern Islands and
reports that conditions existing In all thoee
places are highly satisfactory.
RUIN IN CHINESE TYPHOON
Thousands of Craft Are Srrumped nnd
Many .Natives Drowned
CANTON, July 9 In a devastating ty
phoon here yesterday morning thousands
of native croft, Including the entire fleet
of flower boats and many launches, cargo
boats and lighters, were swamped, many
people being drowned. The British
river gunboat Robin and the French river
gunboats Argus and Vigilante went adrift
and were considerably damaged. The west
river steamer Tung Kong foundered, the
officers of the steamer Chay Sang gallantly
rescuing Captain liasin and hla crew, seventy-eight
survivors In all. In the city nu
merous houses collapsed, entombing the oe.
cupants. The public gardens were wrecked.
Count Bonl's Suit Postponed.
PARIS, July 29. Tie suit brought by
Count Bon! De Castellane against his
former wife, who Is now the Princess De
Eagan, for ths possession of his three
children hss been postponed until the fall
term of the courts.
LOGAN. Ia., July .-8peci.) The mar
riage of Miss Vera Van Scoy and Prof. D.
Paul Stuart was solemnised at the home of
the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H.
Van Scoy of Logan, at o'clock this morn
ing. Rev. W. - N. Oravea of tha Methodist
churoh officiated and Mlsa Lost Yates of
Otaab played the wsddl&c march
GOULD AND HARRIM MEET
More Rumors of Close Alliance
Between Thest Interests.
BANKERS ATTEND CONFERENCE
Statement that Rrle 1 to Assist
Wheeling; in Meeting; Obligations
In neturn for Share of
NEW YORK, July 29. A conference to
day between George J. Gould, head of the
Gould railroad system, E. H. Harrlman,
president of the Union Pacific and Southern
Pacific railroads, and representatives of
the banking firms of Kuhn, Loeb & Co.
and Blair & Co. was accepted as giving
substance to the report that Mr. Harrlman
and his associates are about to enter upon
a friendly arrangement with Mr. Gould
which will harmonise the relations of the
Gould and Harrlman railroad Interests.
One of the Immediate results of this and
other similar conferences Is expected to
be the financing of the S8.000.CKXI of notes
of the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad
company, which fall due next Saturday
and which are guaranteed by the Wabash
railroad. Both of these roads are Gould
properties. Bltlr & Co., who participated
In today's conference, have financed the
Gould properties extensively In recent
years, while Kuhn, Loeb & Co. also have
been associated with Mr. Harrlman In
some large financial undertakings. One of
the financial Interests stated late today
that the Wheeling & Lake Erie situation
would be settled In a satisfactory man
ner." It Is stated that a formal statement of
some plan for meeting the notes will be
made public by Mr. Gould tomorrow.
In Wall street the belief prevails that
E. H. Harrlman Is likely to figure promi
nently In any financial support which may
be given to the Gould properties. It Is
believed that he will accept a place In the
Wheeling & Lake Erie directorate and that
this will be followed by an alliance, or at
least a "working agreement" between that
road and the Erie.
Rumor further has It that Harrlman in
fluence will be used to Improve the
physical condition of the Gould road, in
return for which the Erie will get a
large share of Pittsburg tonnage now car
ried by the Wheeling & Lake Erie.
Mr. Harrlman declined to discuss sny
phase of the Gould situation today.
Merchants' Kates to Neve York.
SEV YORK. July 29 Retail merchants
In northern IUIdoIm, Wisconsin, Minne
sota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ne
braska. Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Arkan
sas, Oklahoma and Texas will enjoy spe
cial merchants' rates to New York City
on August 1 to 5. inclusive, with a return
limit to August 30, according to annaunco
ment made today by the New York Mer
chants' association. This Is the first time
that merchants rates have been operative
to this city frcm points west of the
Following the Initiative of the Rock
Island-'Frisco system, It was announced
today all the railroads west of the
Mississippi to Denver and south of the
Missouri river, including Oklahoma,
Texas and Arkansas, have u greed to grant
special rates to merchants of a fare and
a half for the round trip under the cer
8. C. Mead, secretary o fthe Merchants'
Association of New York, stated also that
the association Is arranging a secono ae
ries of these reduced fares from the west
and the southwest covering the dates Au
gust 15-11. inclusive.
MOTHER CUTS SON'S THROAT
Horrible Heed of Bonesteel Woman
While Deranged by Poor
RONEsi'EKL, S. D., July 29. (Special
Telegram.) Mrs. Frank Plnkham, living a
mile north of here, this morning cut the
throats of her two boys, aged 4 and 14 years
respectively, and then her own. The two
children were sleeping with their father
when the deed waa done. A girl, t years
old, who was sleeping with her mother,
It is believed tha older hoy will recover,
but the younger one and Mrs. Plnkham will
probably die. Mrs. Plnkham'a windpipe was
severed. The act was committed about
daybreak. Mr. Plnkham was awakened by
the whet-sing sound from the throat of the
boy. He found two bloody knives and a
rasor blade In the bed and on tha floor.
His wife waa lying face down la a pool
blood on tha floor.
Ill health la supposed to have beaa the
caus of ths borribl dead.
LAGE TRACT OPEN TO SALE
Mine Million Acres In Oklahoma Held
by Indlnns May He
WASHINGTON. July .-According to
the terms of an act of the last session of
congress removing restrictions on the
alienation of land owned by member of
the five civilised tribes of Indians in Okla
homa, which went into effect Monday last,
about 9,0NV0 acres of land, which has been
tied up, has become avntlnhle to purchas
ers. Acting Secretary Frank Tierce of the
Interior department todny gave out the
following statement, showing the effect of
"The act removes all restrictions from
the alienation of the lands of KR.017 mem
bers of the five civilised tribes and also
removes the restriction from all of the
lands except the homesteads of 6.101 more
Indians of those tribes. The first Item of
6S.017 Includes all Indians having less than
one-half Indian blood and also the. freed
inen and Intermarried whites. The second
Item of 6.103 are the members of the tribes
which have from one-half to three-fourths
Indian blood. The entire population of the
five civilized tribes according to the ap
proved enrollment Is W1.27. which leaves
only 30.107 unaffected. The rentrlctlons of
these 60,107 Indians may be removed In In-
dividual cases by the secretary of the In
terior on proper showing that the Indian
Is qualified to take care of his own af
fairs. There are only about 15,000 Indians
In Oklahoma outbids of the five civilized
The law will go far towards putting the
lands owned by the Indian portion of the
population of Oklalioma on a footing with
that of other residents of the territory.
POLISH PRIEST MAPT BISHOP
Ordination of Father Rhode at Chi.
rago Occasion for Demon
stration hy Poles.
CHICAGO. Juiy si. Prelates, priests and
laymen from all parts of the I'nited States
witnessed the consecration here today of
Bishop-elect Paul Peter Rhodes, Chicago's
new auxiliary bishop and the first Pollsh
Amerlcsn priest In America to be elevated
to the episcopate In the Roman Catholic
church. Ever since the announcement on
June 19 of the selection by Pope Plus X
of the pastor of St. Michaels church,
Eighty-third street and Ontario avenue,
South Chicago, for the honor conferred
upon him today, preparations for the cere
monies had been In progress In each of the
thirty-two Polish-speaking parishes of the
city. Today every section containing a
Polish hurch, or school, or other Institu
tion, wks decorated In gala array and pre
sented a festive appearance. Archbishop
Qulgley conducted the con werrnt Ion cere
monies in the Cathedral of the Holy Name.
He was assisted by Bishop Muldoon of
Chicago and Bishop Koudelka of Cleve
land, O. A number of archbishops and
bishops occupied scats of honor In the
church. After the ceremonies the newly
consecrated bishop, accompanied by the
officiating nnd visiting churchmen par
took of a banquet arranged by Chicago
priests In the parochlul school hall of the
Holy Name cathedral. Bishop Rhode then
went to South Chicago and greeted the
people of his own parish. A laymen's re
ception and demonstration of the Polish
organisations and parishes, the feature of
which is expected to be a monster parade,
has been arranged to take place tonight In
the northwest portion of the city.
BANK 0FFICERS ARE HELD
Prominent .Mew Yorkers Are (barged
with I.arrenlrs Amounting- to
Forty Thousand Dollars.
NEW YORK. July 29. Qua-at.tlue Cum
niisfioner Frederick 11. Scliroeder, vice
president cf the Eagle Savings and Loan
company of Brooklyn, and Colonel Edward
E. Brltton, president of the Eugl Saving
anj Ixan company, were arraigned today
before Judge Dike of Kings county on four
Indictments charging them with grand lar
ceny. Ths Indictments alleged that Schroeder
and Brhtrn obtained sums segregating over
M.OMi In cash from ths company on memo
randum checks which were charged n the
accounts of the company ss cash. When
arraigned Schroeder snd Brltton pleaded
not guilty and were held in $10,0t ball
Officials of the district attorney's office
state that while the Indictments apetlf cally
charge that four sums, namely IjOO, 14,001,
and MS, were obtained by Schroeder
sod Brltton from December last until this
month, the total sum of such alleged lar
cenies will approximate ItO.OuQ,
TAFT ACCEPTS CARD
Judge Now Member of Steam Shovel
and Dredgemen's Union.
PRESIDENT D0LAN PRESENTS II
Speaks of Cordial Relations Betweea
Former Secretary and Union.
REMARKS MADE BY MR. TAFT
Evidence Men Are Convinced of His
Desire to Do Square Thing.
STARTS BACK TO HOT SPRINGS
Dnrnls; the Day He Confers slth
Arthur I. orys. State Chairman
W illiams and Secretary
CINCINNATI, July 2!.-William 11. Taft,
accompanied by Mrs. Taft, left Cincinnati '
at .ll o'clock tonight for Hot Sim lugs.
Va., whero they will remain until the
opening of the campaign the first week of
September. At that tlmo Mr. Taft will
return to this city, where it Is the present
intention to remain until election day. Tho
day following notification day was one of
comparative quiet. He had an extended
conference with Arthur I. Vorys, his chief
of staff, touching many minor mutters In
connection with the Ohio situation. He
also suw State Chairman Wiillums and
Elmer Dover, secretary of the national
committee. He was made a member of
the international Brotherhood of Steam
Shovel and Dredgomcn and Into In the aft
ernoon went In an automobile to the homo
of his futhcr-in-law, Mr. Herron, where
Mrs. Taft spent tho entire day. Mr. Taft
said he felt no 111 effects of his sprtcch
maklng exertions yesterday, but will go
buck to the mountains with some relish for
a niotnh of comparative quiet and golf.
In accepting membership In the Shovel
era' organisation, Mr. Taft hud this to say
Tuft Tnlks on Labor.
"I am very glad to have at your hands
this expression of confidence In my efforts
to do Justice while 1 was In office. The
work upon which many of your members
and I were engaged In one capacity or
another, endeavoring to facilitate tho
greatest constructive work of modern
times, adds a great deal of Interest to
me in the compliment you pay me today.
I am especially gratified because you
evince a liberal and impartial view lu thus
tendering me, this compliment, lieacute In
the administration of work on the isthmus,
I did not always decide In favor of your
contentions. But when I decided contrary
to tho claim which was made by you, I
tried to give reasons which I think by
your action today were convincing of my
desire to reach a Just conclusion.
"President McKlnley had the honor to ba
an honorary member of Xhe Bricklayers'
union. President Roosevelt has the honor
to be an honorary member of the Brother
hood of Locomotive Firemen. With such
examples as that, and with the preoedenta
In my own life In becoming an honorary
member of a useful organisation, I cannot
see the slightest objection to my accept
ing this compliment at your hands, which
1 appreciate highly and which I shall
always cherish as evidences thst there are
some men whom I have convinced through
my official work of my desire to do tha
square thing for everybody."
T. J. Dolan, president of the organisation,
who Inducted Mr. Taft Into membership, in
speaking of the manner In which Judge
Taft had treated the organisation In refer
ence to the can ul work, said:
"We have always been treated by you
in an eminently fair and Just manner."
Shot Fired at Taft Boat.
It became known publicly today that the
steamer Islund Queen, which last night
conveyed Judge Taft and a distinguished
party. Including the notification committee,
up the Ohio river, was fired upon by an
unknown man on a shanty boat moored on
the Ohio side of the river, opposite Dayton,
Ky. Several shots from the. spent charge
hit, but did not seriously Injure Mrs.
Charles B. Russell of this city, who wss
standing with her husband near the rail
on the deck directly below where Mr. Taft
was at the time standing. An Investigation
of the affair Is being made by the steam
How Mutotlna; Took Place.
The Island Queen had steamed slowly
around the bend at Dayton, Ky., and waa
near the middle of the river when persona
leaning on the la rims rd rail saw a man
emerge frcm the cabin of a shanty boat
moored on the Ohio bank and fire a shot
gun. He was In his shirt sleeves and wore
a straw hat.
Mrs. Russell gave a scream and declared
that she had been shot. She waa carried
into the cabin, where It was found she waa
not seriously Injured. One of the shot had
penetrated the skin over her left eye and,
another had struck her on the chin.
The distance from the shore was so great
that the charge of shot had almost spent
Itself when It reached the boat. A number
of the pellets pierced her dress. A man
standing by Mrs. Ruxsell's chair was also
hit by one of the shot, but he waa not hurt.
The officers of the boat stated that they
would make an Investigation In order to
leirn the Identity of the miscreant who
fired the gun.
C. B. Russell said today:
"I was standlr.g at my wife's side, but
none of the shot struck me. It was lucky
we were not closer to the Ohio shore. I
saw the mun plainly, and at first thought
him merely an enthusiastic celebrator. I
do not like to bollcve that the shot waa fired
with malicious Intent and It may have been
only charxe that the spent charge struck
Just below where Judge Tsft was Silling. '
llltt-hrock In Washington.
WASHINGTON, July .-Frunk 11. Hitch
cock, cliulnnai, of the republican national
committee, und James T. Williams, his
secretary, arrived here this afternoon from,
Cincinnati. Mr. Hitchcock stated that ha
would not be ready to announce the ap
pointment of vice chairman of the advisory
committee of the national committee for
about a week. He lll leave Thursday
r.ight for New York, where on Friday he
ill lake i-p the work of prepsrlng tha
headquarters of the national committee In
that city for active business.
Defaulting Teller Disappears.
RACINE. Wis, Ju- I.-John Peliu'te,
f isvlng teller of the First Na lonal lank,
s short I ii,'"i In his ar omits snd has
dispH-ari d. The i ii'ah ition was il,s ov.
.red when the hank inspector came here
on his semi-annual Inspection. When he
t-nt-n-d the cage with Hchulte the latter
suddenly left tne bunk. Saving h would
return in a moment. Ha fsil.i to re urn
1 he money In the vsult wag taunted end
futuid to te sliort fU,t,
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