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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVIII xo. m.
OMAHA, MONDAY MOKNINU, OCTOBER 12, 1908.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
WEEK IN W ALLSTREET
Operators Working fo " net Meet
HEATY SELLING FROi TOAD
Flood of Offering! from En.
. --: at
LOCAL HEWS IS
Developments at Home Generally j
Fayorable to Values.
RAILROAD TRAFFIC GROWING
Percentage of 141 Car la nrolug
Hi pKHUt Hat Will Irevrlop
Shortage by First w'rta .
NEW YORK, Oct. 71. Th .p ulatlv
element which has been holding price of
American securities at an advance! prlca
level' In the professed conrklenc In an
early restoration of prosperity met a erl
nui obstucle lit the flood of , liquidation
of fort-Inn holding, of these securities,
which ,wn lot loose by the gathering of
the war cloud In eastern Kurope. The
forcflrn rewa vai re.elvid with Jiunty is
stiranc early In the week and there were
frequent and effective r bounds in prlcis
each day when the day's bualnras for
fore'gn account bad been concluded.
'There are no American railroad Urns
running tlnoup,ii Iiulg-irla," observed tt'e
crnf dent brokers us they bought iirge Urea
of socks on the declines. The cable llnra,
however, continued to bring orders to sell
thousanda of shares of American stocks
and the active demand- In the exchange
market to effect remittances In payment
tetflf.ed to the reality of the selling and
the necessity of finding funds to pay for
the pales thus accepted. The unprofit
able nature of the attempt to hold up
pr pes merely to uphold a profit for these
foreign sellers made growing Impressions
ha the week progressed and the selling
pttssur became more acute, until artl
(Iclitl support was practically abandoned.
Various . factors combined, therefore, to
rnnke the effect of Europe's political
iDuhlis rsther mora acute In the New
Y r:t KO k market than on the foreign
Grain Markets stronger.
The weakness of stock In the New York
market was ascribed quite universally to
the technical disadvantage of Us position
tnd was not regarded as a reflection of
any likely Impariment of Inherent values
of American securities even In the event
of an .European war. The strength In the
'grain markets waa evidence of the In
creased demand at least for a portion of
this country's commodities. Foreign de.
mand for some other lines would of rouree,
be curtailed. . On the side of tho securities
market there la the likelihood that apart
r5m '.the' early liquidation from foreign
banking ar! financial sources to supply
.wr' fiinds, ,h.ere would he some flow of
'TW-rtgn" Irtvestment capital Into American
securities after being displaced from for
eign enterprises Immediately threatened
with the damage from an outbreak of the
wSt., The effect to be expected from with
drawals of gold from the New York market
Is more abscure. The great present euse
of the New York market and the prospect
of abundant supplies for normal fall re
quirements seem to' promise a mlijimum nf
disturbance from any Inroad upon gold
holdings that would seem prubable.
, Affairs sit Home Ignored.
. The course of affairs at home waa al
most Ignored 1n the dominating Influence
of the. foreign situation. There remained,
however, a strong undercurrent of confi
dence In the progress' of Improvement In
business and In the prospect of Its acceler
ation after the election. Many Industrial
lines report a holding back of Intended or
ders pending the elec'Uns. Railroads show
growing advantage In the comparisons with
last year's showing. Idle freight cars con
tinue to decrease and the chairman of the
ear efficiency committee of the American
Hallway association asserts that the pres.
ent rate ol .traffic Increase would bring "an
actual chortuge of freight cars by the first
week in December. Orders for finished
product of steal are still mcderate, but
the rate of Iron' production on October 1
had been restored to two-thirds of the
actual output for the. banner mor.th of Oc
tober last year. The month's government
crop reports are accepted as showing
abundant grain crops already harvested
and the definite Insurance of a plentiful
cotton trop with markets for all at profit
PROMINENT DEMOCRAT DEAD
., . ,
w A. Rota ti ell, Mriuker of Katloual
n mm It tee front Missouri, Dies
at Home In ' Moberly.
CHICAGO. Oct. 11. Word waa received
by Chairman Mack here tonight of the
death at Moberly, Mo., of democratic na
tional committeeman W. A, RothwelL Mr.
Mack appointed the following committee
to attend the funeral, at Moberly to
morrow. National Committeemen J. w. Tomlln
on of Alabama, Roger Sullivan of ini
tio!,?. Guy B.' Tucker of Arkansas, R. E.
L. Mouhtcaatle of Tennessee, A. A. Jones
of New Mextuo, Dr. P. U Hall of Ne
braska, vice phalrmen of the national
eommlvtoei L'rey Woodson of Kentucky,
secretary of the committee; Moses C.
Wetmore of St. Louis, chairman of the
finance committee, and John 1. Martin,
ergeant-at-arm. Mr. Mack sent his sym
pathy to the family. Mr. Ruthwell waa a
Mr. Mack will leavs for Buffalo next
Friday, Where he will reglater on the fol
lowing da)-, leaving for New York Sun
Kmntr Poeketbook Returned.
MAltSHALUTOWN, la. Oct. 11. ISpe
clal.) Te have his poeketbook taken from
him. probably by a pickpocket, and to
have taken from It M00 In bills, then to
have It r turned through the malls from
the postofflee at Llm-oln. Neb., la the
peculiar experience of K. 11. Carter, a re
tired merchant of Jefferson. Carter
started for Omaha with the bill book and
money, but before he reached Council
Bluffs ha discovered that the bill book
waa missing. The train was eearched. but
It was not found. Keturulng home, he
was notified In a few days by the post
master of Jefferson that a poeketbook
had been received for him there from
Lincoln. Carter Identified the bill book,
but the money It had contained waa gone.
A letter accompanying the bill book said
that It had been found In a letter box in
Lincoln by a carrier god turned over to
PENSION FOR J. J. HANNAHAN
Grand Master of Locomotive Firemen
to Itetlre on Pay of lOO a,
COU:MBLB. O.. Oct. ll.-The Brother
hood of firemen and Englnemen which hss
Veen In session here for three weeks, ad
journed today to meet at St. Paul, Minn..
In 1?10. The convention was the longest In
the history of the Brotherhood and will
cost about tanO.OOO. The delegates will be
paid In gold tomorrow morning, receiving
I7.n0 a day each and 11.00 additional If they
served on committees.
The brotherhood voted a pension of llro
a month to John J. Hannahan, who will
retire- from the office of grand master on
January 1, next. The convention decided
to substitute the word "president" for
"mm er" In all official titles and the word
"general", will be used Instead of "grand."
A correspondence school wilt be estab
lished for the education of young firemen.
The question of erecting a . headquarters
building waa referred to the trustees 'With
Instructions trt Investigate tile Tost' and
feasibility of. building, receive propositions
from various cities and report to the con-,
vehtlon at . St. Fnult . Resolutions were
adopted crirlslng Governor Hughes of New
York, for not appointing a mlon labor man
on tho public utilities' commission of that
state- i '
Tho following board of trustees was
. O. D. Hopkins, of Syracuse; Patrick Me
Namsra, Buffalo: O. E. Kinsley, and Fred
Byer, San Antonio, Tex., O. K. Ward.
Toronto, Ont., and H. B. Smith, Spokane.
If. I rl"klnson, San Bernardino, Cal ,
was elected general counsel and Dr. W." B .
Carey of Peoria, 111, grand medical ex
MANN ACCUSED OF MURDER
Son of Wealthy Chicago n Charged
with Strangling Woman to
CHICAOO, Oct. 11 Luman C. Mann.
23 years old, the son of a wculthy business
man residing In Oak Purk, was arresced
Saturday on a warrant, charged with the
murder of Mrs. Fannie Thompson, who
was found strangled In a rooming house
at Ull Michigan avenue on July 3. Mann
was nrrosted at Philllpsburg. Pa., where he
had been sent as a traveling salesman for
a Chicago firm. Mrs. Thompson had re
sided at the Michigan avenue house for two
days with a man, the couple registering as
"Mr. and Mrs. Raymond." When her body
was found, the handa and feet were se
curely tied and a cord had been drawn
about her throat. There were Indications
that the woman had been tortured to death.
The police hunt for the man who had gone
to the house with her was unavailing, al
though a score of arrests were made. It
was learned that Mrs. Thompson had been
employed as a servant In the homo of O.
C. Mann, the father of the prisoner, several
months prior to her death.
Mann's father and a lawyer were at the
railway station when Detective Norton and
the prisoner arrived, and on the advice of
(he attorney, the son refused to answer any
of the questions put to him by the police.
Mann Is alleged to have been Identified as
the mysterious "Raymond'' by the house
keeper ' Of the Michigan avenue rooming
house, who had conversed with him several
LANDSEEKERS SWAMP TRAINS
Gates at I'nlon Station Had to Be
Closed Yesterday Afternoon
Because of Crowds.
Hundreds of people with tickets bought
for O'Neill or Valentine registration points
for the Rosebud lands In South Dakota,
were unable to get on the Northwestern
train which left at 3 o'clock Sunday after
noon, the gates being closed twenty min
utes before the scheduled time for the train
to leave. A second section of the regular
train was. not run, those unable to go on
the afternoon train having to wait for the
evening train. Some had to give up going
The information given out by th railway
officials that the registration offices would
open at midnight Sunday led to a record
breaking business yesterday, those who
went on the afternoon train being able to
register -after midnight and leave at S
o'clock this morning for home.
GOV. SHELDON HERE TODAY
Speaks at Tuberculosis Exhibit at
Congregational Church, Then
la Sonth Omaha.
Governor Sheldon will arrive In Omaha
today to deliver a short address at the
opening of the tuberculosis exhibit st the
Congregational church, and at J o'clock this
evening will deliver a political address at
Brown's park In South Omaha. The gov
ernor will then start on a ten days' speak
ing trip through Nebraska and will speak
In the following towns at the dates given:
October 13. McCook; October It, Alma and
Oxford; October 15, Kenesaw and Wilcox;
October 18. Lexington; October 17, Crete;
October 19. Wymore and Beatrice; October
JO, Hebron and Edgar; October 21, Aurora;
October 22, Sterling and Falls City.
REGISTRATION IN ST. LOUIS
Total Is Placed at One Hnndrud aad
Flfty-FcTar Thousand After
Revision of Lists.
ST. LOUIS, Oct. ll.-The revision of the
fall registration was completed Saturday.
But 1.43S names were stricken off the
books, leaving a total registration In round
numbers of lM.Otrt. This Is the largest In
the history of the city. The registration
in 1904 waa lr.llco. The, largest previous
registration was In 1J, when H9.0f0 names
were on the books.
OCEAN STEAMERS COLLIDE
Pretoria Rons Dorr a Klnpoala In Fog
and Thirteen Men Are
HAMBURG, Oct. ll.-The eOrman steam
era Pretoria and Nlpponla have been In
collision In the fog off Schevenlngen,
Thirteen of the Nlppunla's crew. Including
tho captain, were drowned. The Pretoria
was not damaged. The Pretoria belongs to
the HamlHirg-Ameriean line and left New
York September 16, for Hamburg.
KOTTKZMTI Or OCZAJf BTXAMSJiZPB.
rrt. Arrived S.il.d
NEW YORK La Tcur.lo. I'rehrl.
NEW YORK Mnibi.
NEW YOHK N. Yor.
NEW YOHK.- Hr. Ltacola.
NKW YOHK Flnl.as.
KBW YORK Kuoii Albert.
NKW YORK fcUoBlt.
HAVRE. L. Satolt.
SOI'TH AMPTON. r Ml.d.Iphla.
HKHHot RO ....SI Paul
OLAM.OW , Columbia
DOES C, M. APPEAL TO W. J?
Story ii Hitchcock Aski Bryan to Pull
Dahlman in Line.
MAYOR REFUSES TO BE FULLED
.Not Even for Mr. Bryan Will He and
His Forces Agree to Saaport
Hitchcock for Costs''
Local democrats are becoming almost
.is Interesting as they were, last spring
vhen flying at each other's throats over
Uie election of delegates to the national
convention. A certain '' story '' has crept
through a crevice from the secret cham
bers of the party which indicate plainly
that the seeds of strife sown lmt spring
ire producing a harvest' of discord this
ocautiful autumn far more abundant than
could have been anticipated.
Jim Pahlman, so the story goes, has
lieen asked by' Bryan to g"t the Dahlrnun
democracy vote In line for Gilbert M.
Hitchcock. Jim Dahlman refuses. . . '
.This simple l.tct Is ail that Is necessary
to show how Impl&iat le Is the enmity be
tween the Dahlnun forces and therHileh
cock forces. Kverybody knows that Dahl
man M Bryan's most Intimate personal
and political friend and that Dajilman
idolises liiyan. This being true It If obvi
ous that if anybody couJd Influent s'Miryor
Dahlman Bryan could. Dan 1 man Is Sjutitd,
as saying -that It hurts htm to have. .'
turn down a request of Mr. Bryiui's, but
that not even hia love for the Peerless
lieader could constrain him to forget what
Hitchcock did to him' and his friends-.
Dahlman Mea Not Pliable.
Here Is the way one atrong Dahlman
advocate puts It;
- "Mr. Hltchcotk came to the desperate
strait of maKlng an overture for peace
with the Dahlman Iemocracy and wasn't
d im.se If equal to the tawk. lie goes; there
fore, to Mr. Bryan and gets him to exert
his Influence toward pulling Dahlman In
line and delivering the Dahlman Democ
racy vote to Hitchcock. Hitchcock knew
that if anybody could wheel our leader
and us around It would be Bryan, but
Hitchcock ought to have known that that
task was not possible to any living man.
"The -Dahlman Democracy Is not pur
chasable either by money or sophistry and
Mr. Bryan could not secure Its deliverance
to any man. Jim Dahlman would not and
could not, If he would deliver our vote to
anybody unions that body wa on who
had been with us.
"We know that without the vote of the
Dahlman men Hitchcock's chances are
hopeless, but why should we allow that to
pull us Into line for Hitchcock? Wliat haa
Hitchcock done Tor us T What has he not
done against us? Last spring he opposed
us at every turn of the road In the dele
gate contest and then when he thought
he had us beaten he sent his man over
to our meeting and tried to soft-soap us
with a lot of hot air about harmony. After
they thought they had carried the day
against us then they tried to make ua
take our medicine and not frown.
Openly Rejected Mayor.
"But that's nothing as compared to
later movements. The time of the primary
election campaign rolled.,, round. Omaha
had a candidate for the democratic nomi
nation for governor. It waa Mayor Dahl
man. Three members of our club. Tom
Flynn. Tom BuUer and Sam Rothwell.
were selected by ua to ask Mr. Hitchcock
k !,e.,".UPPOrt f hLs pap" lor our man.
What did they get? The flattest refusal
Hitchcock could give. He not only refused
to support Jim Dahlman. he did every
thing he could on the Q. T. to beat him
and nominate the railroad candidate Shal
lenberger When Dahlman was called out
of the city Hitchcock had Shallenberger
come to Omaha and went around and can
vassed the two cities with him.
"Yes. we'll get out and root for Hltch-
T, I W.n,t W'? Wel1' w,len Mr.
Hitchcock will get elected, but until we
do he won t.
"You may remember that at a meeting
of our club not so long ago we adopted a
resolution clearly aettlng forth our atti
tude toward Mr. Hitchcock. I that reso-
be fdV.Cated - M'- Hitchcock
be elected to stay ,t home. That resolu
tion Is- still effect and our attitude
toward Hitchcock Is today Ju.t '"IT
"It's a smooth trick Hitchcock tries to
work In appea..ng to Bryan to whip Jim
imtiJ .Wnt0 ,,ne- Bryan know, he
couldn t do such a thing, and between you
If he did succeed Dahlman knows he
cou d not deliver any vote. , thta"c,SD
to that man Hitchcock, and Dahlman
doesn't want to." 'man
Alton Will Celebrate Fiftieth Anni
versary Thin Week with
ALTON, in.. Oct. ll.-The fiftieth anni
versary of the debate between Abraham
Lincoln and Stephen. A. Douglas at Alton
will be celebrated here this week begin
ning "Wednesday and concluding Saturday
The debate between the two statesmen
took place at the northeast corner of the
city hall, October 15, 1S58.
The first day of the celebration will be
home-coming day." On Thursday the de
bate proper will be celebrated. Among the
speaker, will be Adlal E. Stevenson, demo
cratic candidate for governor of Illinois.
George Fredericks Arrested.
MITCHELL, a D.. Oct. ll-(Speclal.)
AfU-r evsdlng the officers of the law for a
year, George Fredericks was finally sr
rested at Dallas, where he had gone to hide
among the crowds there for registration
purposes. A year ago Frederick., whose
home Is at Tripp, was the trusted agent of
a Texas land company and he accompanied
a party of men up to Walworth county to
sell them some land. A contract waa made
with them and they paid him 700, which
amount was to be paid to the Texas land
company, but It never got a dollar. An
effort was made by the company to Inter
est the officers of Walworth county, but
after a few feeble efforts they did nothing
more about the rase. An agent pf the
company came to Mitchell a week ago and
secured the services of Deputy Sheriff Plot-nep-
and he started on a hunt for Freder
icks, finally locating him at Dallas and
then at Gregory. At the latter place he ar
rested Fredericks In a saloon, and placed
him out of the jail and the officers on
watch had to take a shot at them
to keep them away. When Deputy
Plotner started for Mitchell, the four
friends followed and tried to take the
prisoner by main force, and then came
on to Mitchell, where they attempted to
aecure habeas corpus papers and secure
the release of Fredericks. Before the
papers could be served Plotner got tils man
on a special train that was Just leaving the
city and took him to Aberdeen, where he
turned him over to the Walworth county
y ' '
Copyright, ISO, by American-Journal-
FALL TWO THOUSAND FEE1
American Aeronauts Have 'Thrilling
Experience in Berlin.
BALLOON BURSTS IN MIDAIR
Parachute Spreads After Drop' of
3,000 Feet and Fall Is Checked
Neither Mini Is Seriously
BERLIN, Oct. 11. The International bal
loon race which started from the suburb
of Schmargcndorf. was the occasion of a
thrilling accident, two American aeronauts
having a miraculous escape from death.
The 'American balloon Conqueror, the only
American built craft In the contest, having
on board A. Holland Forbes and Augustus
Post, less than two minutes after the start
burst at an altitude of 4.000 feet. For 2.000
feet It shot down like a bullet, and then
the aeronauts, with rare presence of mind,
spread out the parachute, and the rapidity
of the descent was checked. Coming close
to the earth, however, the baBket smashed
Into the roof of a house, but tho two men
escaped with slight injuries.
The race. In which twenty-three balloons
participated, represented Great Britain.
France, Germany, the I'nlted States, Bwitx
erland. Italy. Belgium and Spain, started
at S o'clock this afternoon In the presence
of at least 8.000 spectators. The sun shine
was brilliant and the heat was that of
summer. Amid the strain. o "AjwrtcT
and volley, of cheer. .
it wa. the American n.
der command of James C. McCoy, who was
at ? rapid pace, the aeronauts waving
'a' representative of each of the other na
tion, followed the American balloon In suc
cession at Interval, of two ,nlrx,te. the
national hymn of the respective countries
ringing forth as the. ropes were cast loose,
The second batch ef eWht balloons was
led by Forbes. In the "Conqueror." which
was started with some difficulty owing to
a gusty wind and too much b:tl!ast. But
eventually It shot up and reached a high
the basket swaying. violontlv. Then almost
the basket swaying violently. Then almost
instantly a cry of horr'.r arose from the
crowd, who raw the rllk collapse and
shouted, "the balloon la ripping up."
Thousands who had gathered there stood
for a moment petrified Some turned away,
fainting as they saw the ballon fulling
with lightning-like rapidltv. At the same
time, showers of sand and appurtenances
of the balloon shot downward with equal
rapidity and then d;iylUht was seen
through the envelope, great ragged edges
of the slik showing on either side.
"They are killed," went In a hushed
whisper through the crowd, but shortly
the remainder of the envelope appeared to
take, first a triangular shape and then
was transformed Into a sort of parachut
at the top of the net and the progress of
the wrecked balloon wa. considerably ar
rested. It came down slower and slower, mean
while being swept by the wind, far to the
aoutheast, and finally disappeared from
view behind a block of houses. The sus
pense among the crowd wa. terrible. But
a few mlnutoa later a telephone message
was received from Frledenrxu which an
nounced that the men had landed and not
been seriously Injured. A great sigh of
relief went up among the people, who
threw their hats In the air for Joy. The
other balloons were sent up after brief
delay without further accident
"My Record is a Sufficient
W. J. BRYAN, in
TRIAL OF TOM LINDSAY
Stan Aroused of Murder of Kay Par
s"atvll la Arraigned at Donglaa, -.
Wyoming. 4 ':
DOUGLAS, Wyo., Oct. ll.-(Speclal.)-The
skull of Kay Parnell, who was murdered
near Lusk June 2 of this year, Saturday
was made an exhibit at the trial of Tom
Lindsay, alias Montana Slim Jordan, who
Is charged with the murder. Special Pros
ecutor W. R. Stoll Introduced the skull to
establish that Parnell was beaten before
death, the broken Jaw Indicating this, and
that he was shot with a soft-nosed bullet
a. he lay on the ground after the beating,
the position of a clean bullet hole In the
back of the head Indicating this. That a
soft-nosed bullet was used Is shown by
the front of the skull, where a gaping ori
fice exists at the point of the projectile's
NEW YORK BANKER ARRESTED
Man Wanted at Hamraond.port for
Kmbesslemen t Captured In
DENVER. Oct. 11. Charged with a
shortage of $80,000 and with having re
ceived deposits when he knew his bank
was Insolvent Aaron O. Pratt, cashier of
the Hammondsport State bank of Ham
mondsport, N. Y., left Denver for the east
tonight In custody of Sheriff H. W.
BUllngton and Deputy E. C. Bennett of
Hammondsport. He wa. arre.ted at Long
mont. Colo., where he was Interested In
Irrigation enterprises, and he waived ex
tradition proceedings. The Hammondsport
bank was .closed last February and In
dictments against Pratt were found by
the grand Jury at Its session last month.
PACIFIC FLEET RETURNING
Warships I nder Command nf Rear
Admiral Swinburne Will Reach
Honolulu This Week.
HONOLULU. Oct. 11. A wlrelesa tele
gram ha. betn received from Rear Ad
miral Swinburne, commanding the Pacific
fleet returning from It. cruise to Samoa
with torpedo destroyer. In tow, announc
ing that the West Virginia, Maryland,
Pennsylvania and 8outh Dakota, with tor
pedo destroyers Terry, Preble, Stewart
and Hull, will arrive here next Tuesday.
The Tennessee, Washington and Cali
fornia, with the Truxton. Hopkins and
Whipple, are three days behind and will
arrive Friday. Rear Admiral Swinburne
reports "All well."
JUDGE DAY mSMISSES JURY
Failnrr to Agree In Case of Noclta
Against street Railway Com
Kit n y th Cause.
Failing to reach an agreement In the rase
of Antonio Noclta against the Street Rail
way company the Jury which went out
Friday afternoon was discharged by Judge
Day and the case will have to be retried.
The Jurors stood 7 to i during the most of
the time it was out and as it appeared Im
probable that an agreement could be
reached under the circumstances Judge
Day let the Jurors go home.
Noclta sued for J30.000. He had his leg
cut off while trying to hoard a work train
at sixteenth and William streets. Th
company asserted the accident was due to
his own negligence.
Austrlaas ta Fatal Fight.
BTl'RGIS, B D.. Oct. 11-tSntdal Tele
gram.) Two Austrian, working on the
Burlington track near Piedmont became lr
volvij in a quarrel this morning which
resulted In the death of one man who was
shot through the left temple.
Name, cannot be learned. Th man who
did the shooting mad his escape. No trace
of him waa found up to tonight. Sheriff
Stewart ar.d posse are scoring the coun
try. It la not known what th trouble wu.
Letter to President Booierelt
MOKE BANK EXAMINATIONS
Comptroller After Institutions that
Violate Minor Provisions of Law.
SUPREME COURT MEETS TODAY
Docket Contains BT2 Cases, Against
480 nt This Time Last Year
All Nino Judges Will
WASHINGTON, Oct. ll.-Comptroller of
the Currency Murray has decided to In
crease the number of national bank exam
inations, In many cases from twice to
three or four times a year. It Is not his
purpose, however, he says, to examine all
national banks four or even three time,
a year, but the new rule will be made to
apply to all new national bank, that have
In the pat shown a disposition to violate
or evade any of the provision, of the na
tional banking laws or the regulations
prescribed by the comptroller of the cur
reniy. It Is stated that a considerable
number of national banks have heretofore
seemed to consider violation, of some of
the le.. Important provision, of the na
tional banking law. as matters of small
consequences and have treated the orders
of the comptroller on the subject with ap
parent Indifference. Practically the only
remedy in such cases I. to declare the
bank's charter forfeited, but this action In
nearly every case would be regarded as
entirely too drastlo considering the char
acter of the offense. Comptroller Murray's
main purpose, however, la to keep In closer
touch with those banks whose management
Is under more or less constant suspicion.
Reekie., and speculative banking will be
discouraged to the limit of the comptroller's
Supreme Court Meet. Today.
After a recess of more than four months
th supreme court of the Unlttd State, will
resume business tomorrow and will con
tinue In term until next June. All the
nine Justices have returned from their
respective summer homes, Indicating a full
bench on the first day of the sitting.
As has long been the court's custom no
work beyond making a formal call on the
pre.ldent will be transacted tomorrow. This
call will be one of the most formal cere
monies occurring in Washington I fe. Im
mediately after convening at noon, car
riages will be ordered and, accompanied
by the ckrk of the court and Its marshal,
the court as a body will proceed to the
White House, where all the members will
meet the chief executive In a formal and
offh lal manner. The ceremony concluded,
they will return to the tapttol and dis
perse for the day, the real business being
postponed until Tuesday.
A large attendance of attorneys is ex
pected on Tuesday and many motions and
petitions will be presented. With these dis
posed of, (h court will proceed to the
hearing of argument In the cases on the
docket. The case occupying first place Is
that of Ainsworth versus Evans, a mining
controversy from Arlsona, but It will uot
be reached for several weeks, bncause of
other cases dealing with questions in which
the general public Is more directly Inter
ested which have been advanced and will
receive the court's first consideration.
The court will begin business with a
larger calendar than It has hsd at th be
ginning of a trm since the passage of the
court of appeals act. At tht close of busl
nes Saturday there wera J72 cases on the
docket as against 460 cases at this time last
year. A majority of the case, came over
from last term but th number docketed
during the recess exceeded tlio.e d-K-keted
In the recess of 1807 by IS. This Indicates
a growth in th business of the court de
spite most earnest efforts on th part of
Its member, to hold It down.
KING EDWARD BUSY
British Monarch Active in Arranging
for Conference of Powen.
ENTERTAINS RUSSIAN ENVOY
Previously Consults Sir Edward Qrey
and Sir Charles Hardinge.
AGREEMENT EXPECTED TODAY
Terms Will Probably B Announoed
in Parliament Th.s Afternoon.
BALKAN SITUATION IMPROVES
Action of Servian Assembly In Voting;
Agalnat War with Austria Has
Quieting Effect -Cretan
(Itrstlon Comes I p.
LONDON, Oct. 11. the near ea.tern situ,
atmii, so (an as the Anio-Russkan nego
tiation are concerned, remain wheie II
did twenty-tour hours umo. Titere ha. been
unusual activity ut UiiUviigiianl palace to
day to which the king retained la. I even
ing and at tho BriUsu Foreign office and
thci Russian embassy, where M. Iswolsky,
the Russian foreign minister Is staying,
tho official were bus.ly engaged In an ex
change of telegrams with the European
There also have been numerous ex
change of courtesies, the king and other
members of the royal family and tho cabi
net n uilsters showing M. Iswolsky juueb.
attention. The Russian minister accompan
ied by the Russian ambassador Count
Benkrndorff, lunched with the prince and
prince of Wales at Marlborough house,
after which he wa. received by the king
at Buckingham palace.
King Consult Minister.
Hi. majesty, previous to rfcelvlrg f.
Iswolsky, had long conversation with Sir
Edward Grey the secretary for foreign
affair., and Sir Charles Hardlnge, the per
manent under-aocretary of the Foreign of
fice and thu. ho became fully acquainted
with the governor", view.. In fact, the
king waa so anxious to learn the progress
of affair, that he had Sir Charlc. Har
ding to breakfast and Secretary Orey
came In Immediately afterward.. When
the Russian foreign minister arrived, thu
king was able to discuss the subject wltlt
him along the same linos as those followed
by Sir Edward In hi. conference with M.
In th evening th Russian minister waa
the guest of honor at a dinner at the pal
ace, where he had the opportunity again of
seeing the British secretary a. well ua
meeting the prlmo minister, Mr. AsqutUi
and sveral diplomatic representatives.
These were social meetings, however, and
did not advance the actual negotiations.
Agreement 1 Expected.
An official statement Issued to th pres.
at the close of th day', proceeding, wa.
Identloal with that given out yesterday..
It was a follows: ;
"An exchange' Of View has taken, ploos
between Sir Edward Grey and M. Iswolskl.
representing Great Britain and Russia re
spectively, which affords reasonable ground
for hoping that th solution will be found
for the settlement of the pending ques
Something definite,- doubtless will tran
pplre before th close of another day.
Secretary Grey will attend th cabinet
meeting tomorrow morning and will
formally acquaint his colleagues with
the progress of the negotiation.. This will
be merely a formal proceeding, so Sir Ed
ward not only ho the fullest support of
the government, but also of the king and
the whole nation. In every quarter confi
dence Is expected In his ability to reach a
friendly settlement, and th policy he haa
adopted from the beginning of th crisis
has received the unanimous endorsement
of the government leaders, th newspapers
and all parties.
Parliament Meet Today.
After the cabinet meeting the foreign
secretary will again meet M. Iswolsky and
so oertaln are alt the parties concerned
that tomorrow's meeting will bring the
negotiation, to a successful close that It
Is predicted that a statement to that effect
will be Introduced In Parliament, which
assembles tomorrow for It autumn ses
sion, during the course of th afternoon
or evening. The king, apparently, share
this view, as ha has arranged to leave
London for several day on Tuesday.
The visits of the Italian and German am
bassadors to the Foreign office on Satur
day and the friendly exchanges between
their governments and Great Britain, ac
cording to officials who wer Interviewed
today has helped to smooth th path of
those who are undertaking th negotia
tions. Not the slightest Indication, however,
has been given as to how th divergent
views held by the powers with respect to
the proposed conference of th signatories
of the Berlin treaty, are to be reconciled.
Balkan Situation Improve.
Mure favorable news from the Balkans,
Including the reported action of th Servian
nut onal assembly in voting agatust war,
has further stiengtlienej the Le.ief that
there will be no eruption. The Greek.
goernmcnt, In reply to the British pro
nouncement t.iat, unt 1 a legal . .tut ha
been restored In the Island of Cia.u, Ore it
Britain cannot hoc! out any hope that the
detail asi Irationa will be granted, points
o.tt the difficulty of the position of t'.ie
administration at Athens, which In no
way prompted the Cret ins to declare union
with G:eec. The Greek government ax
pressi s Its williunee. that th pow:a
should decide the question of union be
tween Crete and Uieece, but at th same
time It declares that there Is no means
within Its power of forcing the Cretan
to restoie the legal condition of affair.
The Gr.-ek government, the riply sla.es,
will coiiiinuo to act w.th moderation, al
though It cannot understand why the
powers en ol consider the Cretan sff lr at
the same tl i.e It takes the Bulgarian and
Austrian quest. ons under advisement.
MAX SHOT BY POLICEMAN DEAD
Bert Heller, Mnld to B from Omaha,
Dir. In Hloux City.
SIOI'X CITY, Id., Oct. 11 (Special Tole-g.am.)-Bert
Bet.-r of tlinnha died at the
Samaritan hospital this miming after
t having been ahot n the fteifl by 1'ollceman
Shoer. aker last Sund ly pluht. Six week,
ago 1( tier and Am. a ' engu.- came hero
from Omaha. Iwint Su: day Metier was ar
retted for bea'lng tl.e ti.M at her nom
at 215 Sixth street. While belnn taken to
Jul! he tried to make his escape and th
policeman shot him In the head. He lay
unconscious up to th time of his death.
Hetmr was a plumber. Tb woman U taJ4
to have left the city.
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