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The Omaha Daily
VOL. XXXVIII NO. 3S.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING,
1, lOOtWnVELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS
New Haven Road Files Suit Attacking
ALLEGE THAT ACT IS VOLT)
Complaint Asks Injunction Against
SAYS IT IS WITHOUT AUTHORITY
Charge that Order Calling for Reports
CASE SET FOR NEXT MONTH
Writ la Mud Returnable First Man
lay In September Bill Filed In
I'nlted States Clrenit
HARTFORD, Conn., July 81 The New
York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
co.r jmny has filed a complaint In the
United States circuit court here oga-nst
tin Interstate Commerce commission, al
ta kins the law passed by the last cirgress.
entitled "An Act to Promote the Sifety of
Employes and Travelers on Railroads by
Limiting the Hours of Service of Km
The complaint chagos that neither by
the art of March 4, 1907, nor any other act
of the congress of the United States, has
tho Interstate Commerce commission been
Invested with authority and jower to re
quire the making by the orator or any
other carrier reports of the character
called for and In consequence of such want
of lower and authority the said order of
the commission Is not a lawful order.
Tho New H'aven company asks for an
order calling upon the defendant to ap
pear and show causo why the relief asked
for should not be granted and also for
fin order setting aside and nullifying the
older of the commission and perpetually
enjoining It from any action or proceedings
thereon. The writ is made returnable in
the circuit court the first Monday In Sep
tember. BOMB UNDER ITALIAN BANK
Uxplnaion In New York Believed to
He Work of Black Hand
NEW YORK, July Si. Bomb throwers
last night atempted to wreck the banking
house of Salvator D. Aurla In Newark.
They did not succeed, but managed to blow
up tho big stone stoop leading to the bank.
The explosion also blew out the plate glass
windows of the saloon of Domlnlek
1!1U ne In the basement beneath it.
Their was a panto tmonc tho five clerks
In tiis bank, two of them were women.
The explosion was heard at the second pre
cinct station, three blocks away and the
renorves ran out. They learned that two
men had been seen to throw something
with a light on the ond of It under the
bank's steps a few minutes before the ex
plosion occurred, CIUin who saw it be
lieved it was a cigar, but the police are
satisfied It was a bomb with a burning
Aurla, the banker ond bis brother-in-law,
eurchle. who lives In the adjoining house,
have been noently receiving threatening
black hand letters and have called the at
tention of the police to It. It is believed
tl at tne attempt to wreck the bank Is the
outcome of their refusal to meet the de
mands of the blackmailers.
DEFENSE OF NORTHERN PACIFIC
Comptroller Oray Hays Profits of
lleorganlsers Were Only Three
t and Half Millions.
ST. PAUL. July 31. The cross-examination
of H. A. Oray, comptroller of tho
Northern Pcclflc railway, was continued
toduy at the Minnesota rate hearing. Mr.
Oray testified that In the Issue of new
stocks and bonds for Ihe reorganization
of 1S91, no actual vuluatlon of the prop
erty or its equipment was made.
In opening the book 4 of the company It
was necessary to assume a valuation, tes
tified Mr. Gray. Since the company had
Issued to this Old bondholders bonds of
greater face value at a lower rate of In
terest than those which they surrendered
ond given them along with these bonds
preferred stock, the total amount of which
eriutly exceeded the tmounl of old bonds.
it was necessary that thrs accounts bal
ante. The ne' result was that the valua
tion taken by the company was llOO.OOO.Onn
greater than before the it organization. On
this tssumptl?n Urn proixity of the com
pany wl'hnut tqu'pmetit whs placed at
lsa.OCO.ooO, and h equ n.ent after depre
ciation I12,00u,0u0. No spprjlsul or examina
tion was made to arrive a, this valuation.
A statement of the cost of maintaining
the old securities up to the date of their
maturity and the new securities until a
corresponding date was taken up was
made. In tht statement two errors In
accounting were made by the state which
In the aggregate amounted to J30.0nooon.
Tho attorneys for the elate allowed for
both errors and the paragraphs were
stricken from the statement.
Tho allowance for these two errors has
no bearing on the ancunt of profit re
ceived by the syndicate under the terms of
the reorganization. The attorneys for the
company admit that tha syiduate received
the common stock share of the company
which the stale cUlma at par value were
They maintain, however, that the syn
dicate paid SIS per share for the stock
and sold it at tl per share, aft-r holding
It for aomo time, making a profit of only
tl- per shars or about Cam ,'U0. and that
the syndicate also received Su.Om) shares of
preferred stock, which was then worth
800. making the total profits of the syndi
cate about l.i.&AOOu. The Northern Pa
cific case was then ac.lourned until August
17. Next Monday the Minneapolis & St.
Louis - ase will begin.
HAZEL DREW KILLED BY BLOW
Coroner's) Jnry at Troy, N". Y., He
tarns Verdict ol Violent
TROY. N. T.. July SI Coroner Strope to
day made publics tils findings as the result
of the Inquest Into the death of Hazel I
Drew, whose body was bound In Teal pond
on July 1L The finding U that death
caused by "extravasation of blood In the
dura mater, caused by a blow on the
bead from some blunt Instrument In some
The chief of the detective bureau says
there are still clues that rjave not been
fully foUowe4 out. and be hopeful of
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
5nlnnlar, Ancnat 1, lfOS.
1908 (Jbi&r- 190S
mo.y mL a a mr
For IOWA Get. -rally fair; warmer Sat
urday In west portion.
at Omaha i
Miss Fola La Follette wants bank
ruptcy proceedings of amusement com
pany set aside so she can collect salary.
Bomb supposed to have been placed by
Black Hand is exploded under Italian
bank In New York. Page 1
Order to strike Is expected by complain
ing switchmen of Lackawanna line fol
lowing President Truesdale's refusal to
confer. i Page 1
Government agents In Chicago are col
lecting evidence for a suit to disrupt
Harrlman system. Page 3
Two prominent Philadelphians are ln
stanty killed when express train collides
with t he auto In which they were rid
ing. Page 1
New York, New Haven & Hartford road
attacks nine-hour law affecting railroad
employes. Page 1
The French government will try to sup
press Federation of Labor as a result of
the strike. Page 1
Race war is narrowl yaverted In Dela
ware when soldier and negroes clash.
President Cnstro of Venezuela demands
apology of government of the Nether
lands. Page 1
Trogram for Bryan notification at Lin
coln will begin at sunrise and last until
dark. Page I
Chairman Hitchcock goes Into confer
ence with New York leaders over political
situation. Page 1
West Virginia democrats adopt plank
disfranchising the negro. Page 1
Assistant City Electrician Fellers of
Hastings disappears and a niece of his
wife Is also missing. Page 1
Scores of yesterday's base ball games:
1 Omaha vs. Sioux Cltv 0.
8 iitnww va. iea Mom
3 Lincoln vs. Pueblo 2
8 Chicago vs. Boston 1.
3 Philadelphia vs. 0.
I) New York vs. St. Louis 5.
6 Pittsburg vs. Brooklyn 2.
4 Chicago vs. Ws-shlngton 1.
4 St. Louis vs. Philadelphia 2.
16 Cleveland vs. New York 3.
6 Detroit vs. Boston 2.
7 Columbus vs. St. Paul 0.
2 Louisville vs. Milwaukee 1.
4 Kansas City vs. Indianapolis 2.
3 Minneapolis vs. Toledo 1.
MOTEHESTS OP OCX AW STEAMSHIP 8.
. P. F. Wllhelm.
NKW YORK Patrols
NEW YORK Mor.tl.
NEW YOKK LualUnl
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HERE'S A WISJEJJOG CATCHER
Tarry town Official Calls small Iloys
to Ilia Aid In ICxterinlna
NEW YORK. July 31. Tarrytown, like
every other town, has more dogs than Is
good for It. The problem of getting rid
of them has been a serious one for pound-
master William Martin, and as the dogs
have not disappeared as fast as the people
hlnk they should, he called in the small
boys to help him. To this end he had ad
vertised In the Tarrytown News, as fol
Dogs Wanted To any boy, who will
bring me a dog, 1 will give him six tickets
for the moving picture show that will
give him an opportunity to enjoy himself
every night In the week. V llllain Martin,
Martin gets $1.26 from the village for
each dog he kills, and as the tickets only
cost 26 cents, he expects to make C!5 a day.
The boys are now scouring the village for
dogs and they say when the supply In
Tarrytown runs short they will go to other
villages and bring them in.
The moving picture show Is also reaping
a harvest, as the small boys are filling the
MISS LA FOLLETTE WANTS PAY
Daaghter of senator Asks to Set Aside
Bankruptcy of Amusement
CHICAGO. July Sl.-Or. behalf of Ml
Fola La Follette, daughter of I'nlted States
Senator Ld Follettee of Wisconsin, a motion
to set aside the bankruptcy of the Will J.
Block Amusement coirrpany was filed In the
I'nlted States district court yesterday.
That she was engaged to play a role In
a production that was never staged and as
a result of which she failed to receive
weekly stipend of 150 is alleged by the
daughter of the Wisconsin statesman. Miss
La Follette avers she was employed for a
period of thirty weeks to star In the pro
The amusement company not only failed
to produce the play, but forgot to release
Miss La Follette from her contract, and the
season passed before the young aelrest
was able to obtain other employment.
There were vague promises of good things
In other plays. MUs La Follette alleges, bu
none were forthcoming and the amuse
ment company went into bankruptcy with
out the young woman's knowledge, she de
Forr al of this Miss La Follette claims
George M. Baler, 1J4 South Twenty
eighth avenue, frame dweling. 11,100: I. B
Kosot. Thirtieth and Frederick streets.
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Yv? 6 m 61
f&TijEjS 7 a. m 62
yVr 8 a, m "65
-jrNdA 9 a. m ffi
TitfJ-" 4p 10 a. m 71
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f 12 m 78
lip 1 p. m.. 78
i''e 2 p. tn 81
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DEMOCRATS AGAINST NEGRO
Bryanites in West Virginia Adopt a
NO VOTE TOR THE COLORED MAN
Extension of Franchise to Negroea De
ounccd as a Crime hf the
White Men Who Sap
CHARLESTON. W. Va., July SO. After
an all night session the democrats of West
Virginia, in convention, nominated Lewis
Bonnet of Lewis county as governor at 4
o'clock this morning. The convention has
struggled for hours over the only two
planks In the platform that were not unan
imously provided. These two planks were
the negro disfranchisement and "Jim
Crow" planks, which, after the resolutions
committee had reported them favorably,
were made a part of the platform amid
scenes of wildest excitement this afternoon.
The text of the negro disfranchisement
plank is as follows:
Believing that the extension of the elec
tive .franchise to a race Inferior In Intelli
gence and without preparation for the wise
and prudent exercise of a privilege so vital
to the maintenance of good government was
a mistake. If not a crime, committed by
the republican party during the reign of
passion ami prejudice following the civil
war for political ends and purposes, we de
clare that the democratic party Is In favor
of so amending the constitution ss to pre
serve the purity of the ballot and the elec
torate of the state from the evil resulting
from conferring such power and privilege
upon those who are unfrrted to appreciate
Its Importance as It affects the stability
and preservation of good government.
We favor the ens tment of a law requir
ing common carriers engaged In passenger
traffic to furnish separate coaches or com
partments for white and colored passengers.
The following is the state ticket as
nominated by the convention:
Governor, Louis Bennett.' Lewis county.
Secretary of state, Adam B. Llttlepage,
State auditor, Oscar Jenkln. Wood county.
Superintendent of free schools, I. B. Hush,
J. A. Miller of Ohio county was nominated
for treasurer on the fifth ballot at 1:50
o'clock this morning.
After completing Its ticket by naming
E. II. Morton of Webi-ter county, for nt
torr.ey general, and Howard Llewellyn
Swisher of Monongalia and Bruce Mc
Donald of Logan, for presidential electors,
the convention adjourned sine die at 5
o'clock. Just before adjournment, n reso
lution was adopted proldlng In the future
the members of a national committee be
chosen by the convention that elects del".
gates-at-largn and not by the delegate!
as in the past. The present national com
mitteeman, John T. McGraw, seconded tha
resolution, which was then adopted un
Notification Ceremonies at Capitol
Will Be Strictly Nonpartisan.
FAIRVIEW. LINCOLN, Neb., July 31.
The uaremonle.s August 12, attending the
notlffation of William J. Bryan of his
nomination for the presidency will he
strictly nonpartisan. This decision was ar
rived at after a conference of Mayor
Brown, National Committeeman Hall, Gov
ernor Sheldon and a committee of citizens
of Lincoln. It has been concluded that
there will be no parade of marching clubs.
nvltatlons will be at once extended to
II state and county officers of Nebraska
nd ajolntng states, and to citizens gen
erally to attend the notification.
The program as completed Is as follows:
Sanrlse Salute of forty-six guns by
Colonel Malone's battery.
10 A. M. Band concerts In capltol grounds
and government square.
12 M. Luncheon to tne notification
committee. Mr. Bryan and Mr. Kern at the
1:30 P. M. Committee accompanied by
Messrs, Bryan and Kern and headed by a
platoon of pollco and the Nebraska state
band escorted In carriages to the capltol
t P. M. Formal notification, capltol
4 P. M. Informal reception by Mr. Bryan
In the state capltol building.
6:30 P. M. Dinner by Mr. Bryan to the
notification committee at Fairvlew on the
Mr. Bryan was up very early this morn
ing continuing the preparation of his
speech of acceptance, and It Is his Inten
tion to have It completed by August
A visitor asked him today what he thought
of the proposition to adopt the tiger as a
democratic emblem Instead of the donkey.
I want flist to see the mule that Is com
ing to me from Minnesota," raid Mr.
Bryan laughingly, "before I dlxcuss any
PROTESTS ON MORE CANDIDATES
Two Additional Claims Filed Against
LINCOLN, Neb., July a. (Special Tele
gram.) Victor Rosewater, editor of The
Bee, and national republican committeeman
for Nebraska, has filed protests against
R. N. Watzke of the First district and El
O. Weber of the Fourth district, who have
filed as candidate for demo-pop electors.
The protests are similar to those filed
against other such candidates.
Sophui Neble of Omaha has filed as a
demo-pop elector from the Second district.
filing personally as a democrat and by
petition as a pop.
TWO ARE HELD IN GOULD CASE
Sirs. Teal and Private Detective
Must Cio Before Grand
NEW YORK, July SI. Mrs. Benjamin
Teal, wife of a stage manager, and Harry
Mousley, a private detective, were each
held In Sft.OuO ball today to await the action
of the grand Jury on charges against them
of attempting subornation of perjury In
trying to prepare testimony to be used In
the divorce proceedings brought by Mrs.
Frank J. Uould. Miss Julia . Fleming, a
seamstress, who is also accused of having
conspired to obtain false evidence against
Mr. Gould, already has waived examlna
tlon before a magistrate and Is held under
BOY FIREBBUG UNDER "ARREST
Fit tren-Year-Old Lad Confesses
Then starts Blase in
CARTERV1LLE. Mo.. July SI. After
starting several fires, one which destroyed
the livery stable of R. D. Moore, and after
trying to Ignite the clothing of Mrs. Will
lam 81ms. Elxa Stringer, IS years old, was
arrested yesterday. A number of fires had
broken out, and always Just after the
Stringer boy bad been seen about the
The boy made a complete confession lata
last right and after being led back to hs
eell alerted a fire In the JuL
Failure to Salute
nd Attack oi
CARACAS, Venezuela. Wednesday, July
President Castn Iihs withdrawn the ex
equaturs of The Netherlands consuls and
vice consuls In Vcnemuela.
Foreign Minister Paul today transmitted
a note to The Netherlands government In
which he recited what he terms the insults
to Venezuela. He says:
"In view of the gravity of events Ven
exuela Is forced to advise Holland that It
cannot continue friendly relations until
Holland gives satisfaction for the injuries
and Insults put upon Venezuela. These In
juries and Insults are the offense of Min
ister Do Reus, the fact that The Nether
lands cruiser Gelderlund failed to salute
the Venezuelan flag and the attack on the
Venezuelan consul at Wlllemstad, Curaco,
th violation of Ihe consulate and desecra
tion of the consular shield."
WASHINGTON. July l.-Caplaln Maxwell
of the gin bout Marietta, which has been
ordered from Porto Cortez to Celba, Hon
duras, has been directed to investigate the
circumstances leading up to the cancella
tion of the exequatur of tho American and
other consuls at that place by President
Davila, and also to afford protection and
refuge aboard his vessel for them if this
should become necessary. ;
TIPPERARY WELCOMES HAYES
Thousands Greet Marathon Victor
at the Home of Ilia
Dl'BLIN, July 31.-John J. Hayes, tho
New Yorker who won the Marathon race,
was given a popular welcome when he ar
rived last night at Nenagh, Tlpperary, the
home of his grandfather. The platform
of the railroad station was crowded with
several thousand people, and when the
train drew lr the athlete was greeted by the
town officials. He was then seized by his
admirers and carried shoulder high to his
carriage to an accompaniment of cheers
and the discharge of Innumerable fireworks.
The horses were removed from the car
riage, which was pulled triumphantly by the
crowd through tho streets of Nenagh to
the residence of the yourg man's grand
father. Lawson Roberts n, the American spi Inter,
announced tiday that the American athletes
leol, in spite of the instructions of the
Irish-American Athletic club of New York,
that they are In honor bound to compete
as agreed in the international athletic meet
tomorrow, and consequently tho full team
CRISIS IN FRENCH STRIKE
Government Will Try to "oppress La
bor Federation and Bitter
PAIRS, July 31. The rioting at Vlgneux
yesterday has precipitated) rather a serious
ltuation owing to the decision of the gov
ernment to arrest the leaders of the General
Federation of Labor and possibly suppress
the entire organization onf the ground that
It threatens public order.' The reports in
the press agree that at Vlgneux the agi
tators deliberately incited their men to
prbvoke bloodshed and that the troops pa
tiently submitted for hoT to Insults and
stoning before they flred Tie conservative
papers ur-ited In demanding the suppression
of the General Federation of Labor us a
revolutionary organization which is demor
allzlng the country and terrorizing the
The organization Is expected to fight bit
terly for Its existence. During the night the
lty was placarded with Inflammatory ac
counts of what is called the "government's
crlme,"caJllng for an extension and pro
longation of tho strike.
COUNT BONI GAINS POINT
Month Added to Time He Will Be
Allowed Custody of
PARIS, July 31. Count Bonl de Caste!
lane was successful today in a supplemeni
tary move In his light for the possession
of his three children, who are now In tho
custody of the Princess de Sogan, their
mother. The court grunted the count the
custody of the children for the month of
August In addition to the month of Sep
tembir. to which he Is entitled, under the
divorce decree. This, the court did, be
causu of. the fact that Count Bonl was de
prived of the possibility of seeing the chil
dren while they were In the United States
this year In tho company of their mother,
OLD-AGE PENSION BILL A LAW
Both Houses of Parliament Pass
Measure, Togrthrr with Irish
I Diversities Bill.
LONDON, July 31 The old age pensions
bill rased the house of lords this afternoon
In the form adopted by the House of Com
mons. The bill was sent back to the com
mons yesterday and the commons rejected
the amendment adopted by Lord Cromer
and other members of the upper houso.
The lords also paused the Irish universities
bill, so both measures are now laws.
LORD ROBERTS PROSTRATED
Field Marshal Succumbs to Heat and
Much Alarm is Felt Over
MONTREAL, July 31 Considerable con
sternation has been caused by the an
nouncement that Field Marshal Lord Rob
erts of Kandahar has been prostrated by
the heat and that all engagements for to
day have been called off, although If It
Is possible it is announced that he may
attend the garden party to be held In his
honor this evening.
EXPLOSION WRECKS A TOWN
ICvery Building; Dnmaiced and Several
Persona Injured, Causing Loss
WILMINGTON. July 31. -At the mining
town of Stafford. Raleigh county, list night
1(0 kegs of powder in a powder house ex
ploded, nearly every building In the town
being wrecked and several persons were
seriously hurt. Several persons were blown
out of their houses, but not seriously hurt.
The cause of the explosion Is not known.
The damage aggregates SAQ.OCO.
Arrangements for State Fair.
HURON. S. D.. July 31.-(Spclal. '-Committees
on the necessary arrangements for
the South Dakota State fair, September T
to 12, have been appointed by the Commer
cial club of this city. Large crowds are ex
pected to be present and will be comforta
bly taken care of. Free street attractions
of the highest class will be offered every
evening, and the main streets and cross
ings will be well lighted by arches of In
AUT01STS KILLED BY TRAIN
Two Well Known Philadelphia Men
Meet Horrible Death.
WERE SPEEDING ACROSS TRACK
Knglne- Strikes Car In Center and
Dodlea of victims Are Mangled
by Wheels Beyond All
PHILADELPHIA, July 31. -Driving their
Mg touring i nr across the Reading railway
tracks at Hunting Park avenue In the
northern section of the city. In front of an
ln-bound express train late lust night,
Charles Humphreys, chief clerk In the
bureau of police, and Harry 11. Bromley, a
prominent dealer in upholsterers' materials,
were run down by the train and Instantly
Portions of their mangled bodies were
seattcred along the traeks for l'X yards
and except for the contents of their
pockets, Identification would have been
mlmost Impossible. The machine, which
was owned by Bromley, Is a complete
Eye witnesses of the accident say they
heard the tooting of an automobllo horn
nnd the next moment saw the big car come
rushing down the avenue. A train was
about to pass and the safety gates were
down, but whether the men In the auto
mobile saw them will never be known.
The car crashed through the gates Just
as -the train reached tho crossing. The
automobllo was struck squarely in the
middle and tossed In the air. Humphreys
was thrown from the track and Bromley
was thrown ahead of the train only to be
run over again. The wheels crossed his
neck severing his head from the body and
cutting off a leg. Humphreys, when
picked up, was dead. There was a large
hole In his head and one leg was cut off.
Humphreys was one of the most popular
attaches of the department of public
safety, In which he had held a place under
Fatal Accident in Chicago.
CHICAGO, July 81. Carl Burton of
Aurora, 111., a student at the University of
Chicago, was probably fatally Injured In a
collision between an automobile and a cab
at Michigan avenue and Madison street
early today. The automobile skidded as It
struck the cab and the Impact threw Birr
ton Out of the car. He suffered a severe
wound on the forehead. The other occu
pants of the car were only slightly hurt.
They were detained at the central police
T. P. Henderson, who was driving the
car, has gained local notoriety as the
central figure In an automobile "speed
war" at Glencoe, a northshore suburb.
He was cited to appear in court In Glencoe
today on a charge of speeding. Three weeks
ago a young woman riding In Henderson's
car was shot by a Glencoe constable who
was endeavoring to arrest Henderson for
SOLDIERS AND NEGROES CLASH
It ace War Narrowly Averted at State
Encampment of Delaware
REHOBOTH. Del., July 31. State militia
men encamped near here and a crowd of
negros of the vicinity, engaged in a riot
last night In which one man sustained a
fractured skull and may not survive, and
more than a score of others were Injured.
The trouble began when some of the mem
bers of company H, First Delaware regi
ment of Newcastle, were standing around
a merry-go-round. There were some words
between colored by-standers and the sold
iers, and one of the colored men hurled a
brick, which struck a private on the head,
fracturing his skull.
Instantly the soldiers, taking their arms,
began pursuing every colored can they
could find. The colored people sought
refuge under porches, on top of roofs and
even In trees, while the enraged sjldlerj
sought high and low for them, Intent on
vengeance for their Injured comrade.
Governor Lea, who Is In camp, upon
learning of the disturbance, took active
means to queel it. He sent a detachment of
fifty soldiers to arrest the man who threw
the brick and then dispatched officers to
pacify the enraged soldiers. Finally quiet
was restored, but not until more than a
score of persorjs had been Injured.
The man who threw the brick has not yet
been captured. Some of the soldiers may be
MAY UNEARTH BIG SCANDAL
Investigation of Coolie Smug-Kilns
Said to Involve Immigration
SAN FRANCISCO, July 31. Startling
revelations which., It Is estimated, may
Involve Immigration officials at Pacific
coast ports and along the Mexican border
are expected as the outcome of an Invest!
gatlon now being carried on by the federal
government of the Illegal entry of
Chinese and Japanese coolies Into this
Prof. Fernando Sanford of Stanford unl
varsity, Is also one of the men appointed
by the president to Investigate the im
migration conditions. He has arrived here
after months of work along the Mexican
border and It U said that the report
signed by Sanford and other Investigators
and forwarded to Washington makes In
teresting disclosures as to the number of
coolies smuggled over the line. The
various Investigating commissions are now
gathert'd here and looking Into the matter
locally. Prof. Sanford said yesterday that
so fur no Information of Importance had
been obtained, but It is reported that 1
ring of coolie smugglers has been d!s
covered, which Includes some big mer
chants of Chinatown and that this organ!
zatlon has been carrying on a regular
business of raising funds to aid in tho
COTTON CROP IS IMPROVING
Average Condition rt:t Per Cent,
Alaiost Two Per Cent Better
Than Month Ago.
WASHINGTON, July 31. The average
condition of cotton was S3 per cent on July
25 as against 61.2 a month a go and 75 a
year ago today, according to th report
of the Department of Agriculture given out
today. The condition of July 25 of previous
years was kit in 13. 74 In lDui and U.4
for the past ten years.
The condition of cotton on July 25 and
the ten-year average in Missouri were 88
and M, and in Oklahoma 6i and 85.
Arkansas Governor la 111.
ST. JOSEPH. Mo.. July 31. Governor
John 8. Little of Arkansas has been placed
In a sanitarium heie. He has been suffer
ing from a nervous breakdown almost evur
since his election, which baa developed
acute melancholia. Hi cendilWO la not encouraging.
STRIKE ORDER IS EXPECTED
President Trnrsdnle ot l,arknirannr j
lie ruses Conference to Com
plalnlna Itrhnieii. .
SCR ANTON, Pa.. July Si.-President
Triesdnle today refused the switchmen's
request for n conference on the troubles
on the Buffalo division of the Delaware.
I.nckawnnnn Western railroad. Grand
Master llawlry of the Switchmen's union
sahl afterwards that a strike declaration
After receiving President Trtiesdale's re
fo:l, the grievance l"nrl went Into execu
tive session to discuss the p-oprletv of
bringing In outside Influences to avert n
strike. This Is the first time President
Truesdnle has refused to meet a committee
of the road's employes and his answer has
cast gloom over the committeemen who
were confident that he would meet with
them and listen to their side of the dis
pute. Arkcd when n formal strike order would
he Issued, Mr. Hnwlr-y replied that It will
rot enme tedny. He admitted there Is
small hope ,f nvnldlng one.
NEW YORK, July 31. The cloakmakers,
It Is announced, are preparing for their
first general strike In fourteen years.
President Abraham Rosenberg of the In
ternational Women Garment Workers'
union, with which the cloakmnkcrs union
Is affiliated, says that the strike will af
fect from 25,000 to 30.000 workers, Including
about lO.cno women.
"Iwist year." he said, "they were earn
ing from Jls to a week and now they
are making from $7 to JS a week. Some
of them nro making far less, and the
women average $3 and 14 a week. About
65 per cent of the cloakmakers are working,
some on whole and some or part time."
HASTINGS OFFICIAL MISSING
At the Same Time Niece Disappears
and Omaha Police Are
HASTINGS. Neb., July 31-(Speclal Tele
gram.) Assistant City 1517trlclan (.
Fellers and Goldle Alexander, his wife's
niece, disappeared last night ond It Is be
lieved they have gone to Omaha. A couple
answering the description of Miss Alex
ander and O. Feller boardid a livery
automobile at the outskirts of the city
last night nnd were taken to Chapman,
where they registered at a hotel as hus
band and wife. This morning they boarded
an east bound Union raclflc train, pre
sumably with the Intention of going to
Mrs. Cecelia Alexander, mother of the
girl, has asked the Omaha police to arrest
G. Fellers and Mrs Alexander's sister
were married two years ago. It was
recently noticed that G. Fellers displayed
an affection for Miss Goldle, who Is 18.
He left a note at lila home yesterday after
noon saying that he was going away and
that he knew where Goldle could be
The Omaha police were notified Thurs
day night by a telegram from Hastings to
watch for the couple. The trains were
watched, but the couple was not seen. At
10:50 Friday morning the Omaha police
received another message from Mrs. Fel
lers that the couple had stayed at Chap
man all night and 'aken the 4:56 o'clock
train for Omaha. The police hastened to
tho depot, but tho train had arrived fif
teen minutes before they reached there.
The depot policeman, however, said he waa
sure no such couple had alighted from the
AIRSHIP TO EVADE CUSTOMS
Flying Craft as Aid to Smugglers Be.
Ing Investigated by Gov
ernment. WASHINGTON, July 1. Although the
United States has been slow to take up the
balloon and aeroplane for army purposes,
the probable future usefulness of these
aerial craft In other directions is not being
overlooked. The currying out of a tentative
plan to connect several larne eastern cities
by an aerial transportation line will depend
largely on the success of Captain Baldwin's
flights in his dirigible balloon at the Fort
Meyer army tests.
One of the interested spectators at tho
trial will be Beekman Wlnthrop, assistant
secretary of the treasury, who Is directly
In charge of the customs sit via,'.
At the present time the customs service
depends upon the revenue cutter service
to patrol tho coast and prevent smuggling
of goods, but that the customs officials are
giving consldL ration to the exigencies which
may arise If aeroplanes became a value
in the illegal importation of goods Is evi
denced by the interest they are taking In
the efforts of the army to make a great
stride In aerial Invention.
"While we have not had occasion yet to
deal with a case of smuggling by means of
arlul craft," observed Astdstant Secretary
Wlnthrop today, "und while the use of air
ships for such a purpose exists only in fic
tion, It la essential that we look Into the
future. I am going to make every effort
to be present at the Fort Meyer tests."
While the dirigible has been perfected to
the point where several hundred tons of
wight can be carried for twelve hours and
possibly longer. It probably would be the
swift ueroplane the smuggler would place
reliance In to elude aerlul revenue cutters.
MORE RACE TRACK MEN HELD
Officials of Brighton llrach Associa
tion Chanted with Aiding
NEW YORK. July 31. The Brighton
Beach Racing association.- which concluded
a raelnif meeting at tho Brighton Beach
race track on Wednesduy, was Indicted by
tho Kings county grand Jjry today on a
churg! of aiding gan, biers to violate the
new antl gambling lav. s.
Indictments also were returned Jointly
with the association against Christopher
Fitzgerald, its president; William Enge.
man, a large stock holder In the associ-
, atl,m ",U Juhn Cavanaugh. formerly
ujiri in it -mar-j 11 me u'-i 1 1 1 1 b rutK. l nfitr
men have previously been
FLEE ACROSS MEXICAN BORDER
General Ward el I Kidnaps Wife from
Hospital and Threatens Death
LOS ANGELES. Cel., July 31-Deter-mlned
that he would not be separated from
1,1s wife, who Is an invalid and had been
confined at the county hospital. Brigadier
General DavlJ K. Wardrll, letlred, veteran
of two wars, baa stolen her from the in
stitution and rushed l.er across the M. x
lean border, where, he declares, he will live
with her until death separates them. No at
tempt wll be mailt to bring them back, as
the officials say both threatened to end
tlielr Uvea If forced to live aiiert.
NEW YORK CAMPAIGN
Chairman Hitchcock Confers with
Leaders from Empire State.
HEADQUARTERS AEOUT READY,
Eastern Offices Will Be in Metropol
itan Life Building.
TAFT REFUSES TO CHANGE FLAN
Declines Invitation to Speak
NEW CLUBS ARE ORGANIZED
taudldatc Is Adilscd that Three
MlHlum Howard Taft Babies
Have Already Ap
peared. NEW YORK. July 31. Frank II. Hitch
cock, chairman of the republican national
commute., today met the New York state
leaders and dixcussed with them the situa
tion here as it relates to the national cam
paign. During the early part of the day
ho met Herbert Parsons, chairman of the
New Tfork county committee, William L.
Ward, member of the national committee
from New York slate, and Timothy I-
woouruu, cnuirman or me state coiiyrni
tee. These state leaders sought the con
ference In order to present te Mr. Hitch
cock their personal views of the co-opera
tion they expected between national of.
flcluls und the state managers. While
Mr. Hitchcock declined to define his wishes
concerning the question of renominating
Governor Hughes his visitors gained tin
Impression that he expects the state con
vention to name the present governor aa
candidate for another term. When Mr.
Hitchcock was In the west he found dis
tinct sentiment for Governor Hughes and
that his nomination would strengthen the
present ticket In other sections ot tha
Frank B. Kellogg of Minnesota, who has
been retained to assist In the prosecution
ot the Standard Oil case, waa at the Man
hattan hotel to meet. Mr. Hitchcock upon
his arrival today from Washington. Mr.
Kellogg Is enroute to St. I'aul after a con
ference with Attorney General Bonaparte
at Lenox, Mass.
Kiistern Officers Almost Heady.
The tenth floor of the tower of the Metro
politan Life building, which will be occu
pied as New York headquarters of the na
tional committee Is receiving finishing
touches today. A part of the rooms will be
opened tomorrow and Mr. Hitchcock will
have his office there until he goes to Chi
cago about August It. He waa accompanied
to New York by his assistant, James T.
Williams, Jr., Ormshy Mcllarg, who wae
counsel for the Taft forces In the conduct
of contests before the national committee
at Chicago, and a force of clerks. Mr.
Mcllarg will travel through the west, aiding
the statu committees tn the work for or
ganizing for campaign work and particu
larly In giving Instructions for polling
Taft Refuses to Change Plata.
HOT SPRINGS, fa., July 31. Despite
heavy mall which kept his secretary and:
tbreo stenographers busy until late at
night, Candidate Taft waa comparatively
care-free today. He divided his work with,
a game of golf In the morning and a ride
with General Corbln aa a companion In the
Colorado wants Mr. Taft'a presence it;
September, according to an urgent Invi
tation, which came today from the man
agement of the Interstate Fair and Ex
position to be opened Labor day in Den
ver, As the acceptance of the Invitation
would mean an abandonment of Mr, Taft'a
present plan to conduct his personal cam
paign without travel, his regret were sent.
Three Baby Tafta.
Thiee baby "William Howard Tafta" have
appeared in New York, Indiana and Illinois,
nccuidlng to letters from the parents to
the candidate. Euch baby will get aa aut
gmph letter from the original beQfir of
the name and perhaps something keMldes.
The Hoosler was born while the re.bllcan
nominee wna delivering his .spee. of ac
ceptance. The jnrente of the Illinois How
ard chose the name nearly a year ago, but
not for political reasons; as their state
ment Is that the boy weighed 254 pounds
at birth. The New York baby la credited
with the real "Taft smile." His futber, a
pharmacist, writes: "Rrom the way tha
youngster smiles every time I ask him If
the rt-publlcun party la going to win, I
am sure you will te our next president."
New Taft Clubs.
New Taft clubs wore reported from New
York City, Philadelphia, Beaumont, Calif. (
Kendallvllle, Ind.; Knoxvllle, Tenn. (col
ortl;) East Oarne, N. J. Mlddletown,
Ohio; Laneaboro, Minn.; West Milton, Pm,
Phoebus, a.; Cincinnati, Ohio and Wood
Thia dispatch from Samuel L. Powers,
president of the the Middlesex' club of Bos
ton, was received today:
"Sitting by the shore of the lowt. resound
ing sea, the Middlesex club today at Its
annual holiday banquet sends you asur
ance of Its affectionate regard and ad
miration and of its certainty of your over
Many congratulatory letters on the ac
ceptance speech were received by Mr. Taft
today. Mr. Taft has not yet Indicated
whether a reply will be made to Mr.
liryan's comments on the speech.
GUS EBERHARD IS INDICTED
New York Clerk Who Killed Anal
and Hobbed Her Body Charged
HACK EN HACK, N. Y., July 31. Oua Eb
erhard, the New York grocery store clerk
Alio recently shot and killed his aunt, Mrs.
OlltlUe Eberhard. on a lonely country road
here und then robbed her body of her llfe'a
savings, was indicted today for murder la
the fiist degree. Miss Ottillle Eberhard.
who was also shot and wounded by her
fouxln, and Chief of police Dunn were the
only witnesses before the Bergen county
grand Jury, which found the Indictment.
Miss Eberhard mad her mother reached
this country from Vienna only twa day
before the tragedy. His trial was set for
Septumber It. Cli.af Dunn testified that
Eberhard contemned to him.
Murder TrlaJ Drags Out.
PlEItUE. S. D.. July 31. (Special Tele
gram.) While the state today brought
out a lot of stiong circumstantial tr!
deuce leilalr.lng toward the guilt of Au-rc-llu.
Bowtii of the murder of Ketiitiir.e
Killc, nothing direct has been developed.
The case continues to draw the crowds
to the court house at Fort Pierre end
will probably take Into some Uaie next
week before It la completed.
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