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The Omaha- Daily Bee
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getter In the wwt, brtt" It go
to th hones ef poor ad rich.
For Nebraska Partly cloudy.
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VOL. XXXIX NO. 05.
OMAIIA, TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 31, 1909 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
EXPERTS AT WORK
Ends with Feast;
HE IS ALL RIGHT
Magnate Sends Personal Statement
to Newspaper Men Camped About
ON CENSUS FORMS
Commission of Specialists Is Making
Flani to Secure Information
Ordered by Congress.
Some Estimates Place the Loss of Life
at Monterey, Mex., as High at
American Is Loudly Applauded at
Breakfast Given by Committee
PHYSICIANS HOLD CONFERENCE
rupoMAirr problems to solve
PROPERTY LOSS TWO MILLIONS
University of Nebraska Farnisb.es Two
of Advisory Staff.
WILL DRAW UP SCHEDULES
Questions to Be Asked by 1
ten to Be Determinei f
Population, Agriculture and 31
faeture Ave th Tapir t'nder
Current Dlseuslon ut
WASHINGTON. D. C. Aug. SO. -The
formulation of the census schedules, upon
which the enumerators will enter the In
formation they secure neat April, Is one
of the most Important subjects now be
fore United Slates Census Director Durand
and Assistant Director Willoughby.
The census law authorises the director
to determine the form and subdivision of
the Inquiries necessary to secure th In
formation ordered by congress.-
To assist In thla work Director lirand
has secured the cooperation of a m ire or
more of experts In statistics, economics,
agriculture, manufactures, etc. They have
been appointed expert special agents to
serve for a short time while the work of
formulating plana are under way, and are
now assembled In Washington. The agri
culture, manufacture and population
schedules are the principal ones under cur
Jn the formulation of the agricultural
schedule four of these experts are acting
as conferees, 3. L. Coulter, II. C. Taylor,
O. F. Warren, Jr., and Thomas M. Carver.
Mr. Coulter is Instructor In agricultural
economics in the University of Minnesota.
He is also a special agent of the State
Hoard of Health. He received the degree
of A. B. from the University of North
Dakota. 1W4; and Ph. D., from the Uni
versity of Wisconsin. 1908. He ia an eco
nomist, statistician and lawyer. He resides
In Mlnnet- oil a Mr. Taylor la professor of
agricultural economics in the University
of WlsceBsin. He has won the degree of
M. 8. (Agr.) from the Iowa Agricultural
college; that of Ph. D., from the University
of Wisconsin; and finished hla academic
career at the London School of Economics
and the University of Berlin. He is a
specialist in economic problems in agri
culture. Mr. Warren Is professor of farm
management and farm crops In Cornell
university. He Is a B. Be, of the Uni
versity of Nebraska; a B. 8. A., and M. a.
A., and a Ph. D- of Cornell. He-Uvea at
Ithaca. -"New -' York. l&r." Carver is a
professor of economics in Harvard uni
versity, a Ph. D., of Cornell, and was
formerly assistant editor of the Economic
Bulletin. He ia a writer of economic sub
jects tn various reviews.
Fl snares on UsBifsetsres.
Those at work on the manufactures'
schedule are Spurgeon Bell, Arthur J.
Boynton, C. W. Doten, E. D. Howard, Eniil
P. Seeker, W. M. Persons, Horace Seorist,
A. H. Wlllett and Alvln S. Johnson. Mr.
Bell was formerly assistant editor of .the
Economist. He la a B. 8. of the University
of Texas. He waa also In graduate work
In economics In the University of Chicago.
Hla home la In Chicago. Mr. Boynton Is
assistant professor of economics in the Uni
versity of Kanaaa. He is an Harvard A. B.
and A. M. of Columbia. He realdea at
Lawrence, Kan. Mr. Doten is assistant
professor of economics in the Maasachu
setts Institute of Technology; he holds the
degrees of A. M. and Ph.D. from the Uni
versity of Vermont and also A. M. from
Harvard. Mr. Howard is assistant profes
sor of economics In Northwestern univer
sity; the degrees of Ph.B., Ph.M. and
Ph.D. have been conferred upon him by
the University of Chicago; he Uvea at
Evanston, 111. Mr. Seeker is an expert on
manufacturing Industries and resides lit
St. Louis, Mo. Mr. Persons la assistant
professor of finance in Dartmouth college;
he is a B. 8. of the University of Wiscon
sin and has performed expert statistical
work for the Department of Commerce and
Labor. Mr. Secrlst is instructor of eco
nomics In the University of Wisconsin; for
a time he waa a special agent of the bureau
of corporations, Department of Commerce
and Labor; he Uvea at Madison, Wis. Mr.
Willet Is professor of economics in the Car
negie Technical achool; he holds the degree
of A. B. from Brown university and of
Ph.D. from Columbia; he Is an authority
on political economy; his home Is at Shales,
Pa, Mr. Johnson Is an A. M. and A. B. of
the University of Nebraska and a Ph.D.
of Columbia; he is a statistician of wide
experience; he reside at Chicago.
Other Specialists Named.
Bailey is advising; he Is professor of po
litical economy - at Tale university; his
alma mater, old Ell, ha given him the de
greee A. B. and Ph.D.; his home la In
On the dependent class subject E. B.
Miller, an expert ln social statistics. Is en
gaged. Other a pedal agents appointed be
cause of their fitness along the lines pur
sued by the census bureau have been added
to th regular office staff by Director Du
rand. Alexander Bowie, ranch man and
cattle and sheep raiser at Wheatland, Lar
amie county, Wyoming, ha been placed In
th division of agriculture under Chief
" Statistician LeOrand Powers. The subjeot
of animals on ranches ha been assigned
to Mr. Bowl. Wlllard E. Hotchklsa of
Evanston, Cook county, Illinois, by profes
sion a teacher, and also a Ph.D., A. M. and
Ph.D. of Cornell university, has been as
signed to the population 'division under
Chief Statistician W. C. Hunt, and the
question of methods of enumerating the
population is being eonsldered by him.
In the division of manufactures, under
Chief Statistician William M. Steuart, the
,,' g ' llrcctor has placed Otis B. Ooodall. form
erly private secretary to the assistant sec
retary of Commerce and Labor, whose ex
perlenc In the government service dates
back to lfcM. and who ha been made a field
special agent on the subject of cotton
ginning. Isaac A. Hourwlch of New Tork
City, ao expert on municipal and govern'
mental subjects, haa been made a special
agent and assigned to the subject of mine
4 f and mining. Max O. Lurena haa beea ap-
V pointed to a special agency oa the subjeot
(Continued ea Cetond Page)
RHEIMS, Franc. Ana". . "Aviation
WMk" came to its official close today
with a gala breakfast given by the com
mittee of organisation In honor of the avl
atora. There were five hundred guests
and Intense enthusiasm In the matter of
the wonderful success of the week was
manifested. Blerlot attended with his arm
In a allng, a result of his accident yester
day and he and Glenn H. Curtiss, the
American; Henry Farnam, the English
nan. and Hubert Latham and Louis Paul-
n. the French flyers, received ovations.
assemblage arising again and again
.5, cheer them.
e Marquis De Pollgnac, president of
committee, officially announced the
s 'i of the awards and prlsee and a
f speeches followed. They were all
with the prophesy that "Aviation
only marked the beginning of the
iiarvels that will be witnessed in the
conquest of the air. Among th speakers
were the mayor of Rhelms, M. Langlis,
and M. Loreau, president of Mixed Aerial
commission. The latter referred to the
disappointment of France at the failure to
retain the international cup, the spetd
trophy captured by Curtiss, and provoked
a hearty round of applause when he said:
"But I appropriate for myself and all
Frenchmen the remark of nierlot when
he learned that France had been defeated.
Thla was 'I will go to America and win It
The Marquis De Pollgnac announced
that a econd series of contests between
aviators would be held August 21, 1910.
Curtiss' machine waa shipped to Paris
today. Curtiss followed It In a motor car.
Curtiss will probably take part in the
races soon to be held at Brescia, Italy.
Mrs. Barclay Goes
Back to Topeka
Will Continue Fight to Secure Pos
session of the Kidnaped
KANSAS CITT, Mo., Aug. SO.-Mrs.
James O. Barclay of Buffalo, N. Y., and
J. M. Gentry, the detective, who are
charged with the kidnaping of Marian
Bleak ley, the "Incubator baby," left for
Topeka shortly before noon today, In the
custody of Kansaa officers, to stand trial.
During the morning their attorneys ap
peared before Judge E. E. Porterfleld in
the circuit court, and dismissed the writ of
habeas corpua granted August 23, to pre
vent the prisoners being returned to Kan
aaa pending hearing on her requisition be
fore Governor ' Hadley.
Today's action will not affect the habeas
corpua proceeding brought to prevent the
return of Marian to Mrs. J. J. Bleakley,
the mother. Hearing on the latter case will
be had here September before Judge
Porterfleld.' It will be lengthy and will
Include the Introduction of much testimony
bearing upon the birth of the child. Mrs.
Barclay declares that Mrs. Blakeley Is not
the natural mother, and will present much
testimony along this line.
TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. SO. Mrs. James
G. Barclay and J. N. Gentry, charged with
kidnaping Marian Bleakley, the Incubator
baby, were arraigned before Judge Simon,
In the city court at 2 o'clock this after
noon. The date for their preliminary
hearing was set for September 8. Their
bond waa fixed at $6,000. Gentry had made
no arrangements to furnish bonds. Mrs.
Barclay will furnish bond as soon as the(
arrangements can be made. Meanwhile
both prisoners are held at the county Jail.
Mrs. Barclay furnished bond tonight and
returned to Kansas City for a conference
with her attorneys.
J. N. Gentry, the detective, who helped
Mrs. Barclay secure the Bleakley girl.
was unable to secure bond. He remains
in the county Jail.
KILLS TWO GIRLS AND SELF
Minnesota Farmer Han; Himself
After Blaring; Daughter and
Dasikter of Housekeeper.
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn., Aug. SO. Will
Tlbbetts. a wealthy farmer, living near
Delhi, killed Cecil Norton, th 16-year-old
daughter of his housekeeper; his daughter,
Dorothy Tlbbetts, 12 years old; set fire to
his house and then hanged himself today.
Tlbbetts waa a widower, 70 years old.
WELLMAN IS AT TR0MS0E
Leaves Three) Mea to Guard Airship
at the Spitsbergen
TROMSOE, Norway, Aug. SO. Walter
Well man, who recently made an unsuccess
ful attempt to reach the north pole in a
dirigible balloon, arrived here today from
Spitsbergen. He ha left three men to
guard th airship at the Spitsbergen camp
through the winter.
' Twelve years ago John Hobbs, a young
watchmaker in a New England village,
woke up one day to find that his wife and
baby were missing. He made a little search
and did not find them. Then he entered
upon a big search, and for twelve years
h had pursued that search like an aveng
ing Nemesis, but he never found hla wife.
He never got a glimpse of her in all these
years until Saturday, he says, he saw her.
He Jumped to get her, but before he could
she waa again swallowed up in the mas of
humanity and lost to him.
The man, haa told hla story a Captain
Moatyn, of th police department, and the
captain accredits what he saya But the
man appeal to the captain for detective
to find hi wife for him. and th captain
says that alnce it la not a criminal case he
cannot spare the detective.
Hobbs la about M year of ago. He la
emaciated aod saya h has consumption
as a result of privation suffered in his
never-ending search, and he ha no meana
"I reached Omaha Saturday morning in
my tour of th country," he told Captain
Moatyn. "I got a room with Mra Mary
Robbui. US South Twelfth trt I was
lilting at my wlai-jar Ei'.ay
He Says They Recommended No
Change in Treatment.
ASKS REPORTERS TO WITHDRAW
He Says He Will Notify Press if Any
STOCK MARKET RISES SHARPLY
Union Pnelfle Advances Eight Points
Over Batnrdar and All General
Level of Value
ARDEN. N. Y.. Aug. 90.-Edward H.
Harriman, urged by weary representatives
of the press, who have camped about his
mountain home since Wednesday last, came
out today with a statement that he waa
all right. Though brief, the statement is
straightforward and explicit, with perhaps
a, touch of patient resentment at the sur
veillance to which he has been subjected
and a request that reportera withdraw, not
so much for his ake, but for his friends,
who have been Intercepted dally coming to
and from his residence by xealous Inter
viewers eager for the latest bit of Informa
tion. It concludes thus frankly;-
"If there should be anything serious 1
will let the press know, and as I have
never deceived them, I ask that the press
now withdraw Its representatives and rely
The general opinion is that Mr. Harriman
would have broken his silence long ere
now had he realised how his continued
silence and that of his family and associ
ates bred wild and sensational rumors.
Reporter Send Letter.
It was by impressing this upon Mr. Harri
man that the statement waa obtained. The
newspaper reporters held a conference,
drew up a letter and sent It to the Arden
house by special delivery thla morning. It
read as follows:
"Owing to the sensational stories from
Irresponsible sources we ask that you issue
an authoritative atatement In regard to
your physical condition. Nothing but that
can refute these alarmist reports.
"One story saya that an operation was
performed on you on Friday -and that to
day la the first day you have been outside
Mr. Harriman evidently decided to act
aoon after the receipt of the letter, for at
4 o'clock thla afternoon Superintendent
Ford of the estate brought his employer'
answer down from the house. The state
ment, which had been made public In New
York earlier In the afternoon, waa written
on a sheet of the Arden bouse stationery.
Miss Mary Harriman, the railroad mD'l
daughter, wrote It at hla dictation, but
across the top of the. first page, Mr. Har
riman had written this message with hla
"Gentlemen, thanks for your letter of
today. The statement below was made
by me over telephone today and published.
You see it covers the whole subject.
"Believe me. Yours sincerely,
"E. II. HARRIMAN."
In the statement, Mr. Harriman admit
ted that there waa a consultation of spe
cialists at his house, but that they decided
that there was nothing serious the mat
ter with him. He did not mention the
possibility of an operation.
With the reassuring news of today, the
New York stock market settled Itself, and
advances were general. The effect on the
Harriman stocks was, of course, most ap
parent, but there was a buoyant tendency
Mr. Harrlman's statement follows:
Text of Statement.
"I am pursuing the course laid out before
I went abroad and advised by the physi
cians. I Intended to take a rest as soon
as my responsibilities would permit. My
treatment abroad reduced my strength and
vitality and weakened my digestion. The
most expert physicians in Munich advised
me to have an examination by surgeons as
a matter of precaution. This has bean
done very carefully by Drs. Brewer and
Crllle, in conjunction with Dr. Walter
Jonea and Dr. Lyle, and the whole result
Is that they find nothing serious and renew
the advice previously obtained that I
should have a rest and not aee many peo
ple at any one time, and this I am trying
"This covers the whole ease, and later
on. If the representatives of the press de
sire and there is any purpose to be accom
plished, I will see them up here, but now
I ask that the surveillance of the opera
tions of my home be withdrawn, not so
much on account of my family or myself,
but that the coming and going of any
friends may not be Interfered with.
"I appreciate the interest shown In my
welfare by the press and by friends In all
sections and perhapa by some others. If
there was or should be anything serious
I will let the press know, and as I have
(Continued on Second Page.)
and Loses Wife
when, behold, I saw my wife and a child
who must have been mine. I th.
woman the instant she crossed my gase. I
think I must have ahouted at her. but hj
did not hear or aee me, or, if she did, she
made no response.
"Instantly I grabbed my hat and was mi
upon the street to overtake them. I kep
in signt oi tnem until opposite a meat
market near the postofflce. They con
tinued until 1 saw them enter a big store,
a department store, but when I ri-h
thla store it waa too late to find my wife
and child. Thev had been lnut In th. -
of people and. though I looked and watted
tor a long tune, J never saw them again.
"I wish you would give me detectlv
to complete this Job whioh I seem i
nearly to have finished. I do hate to lose
them now, after spending twelve year a
coming so near to rinding them."
The man aay he cava ud a fairiv i
cratlve business when he undertook his
mission twelve years ago, and haa ma
tainea ma search by working at hla ir.
Just long enough In th towns he enters
to detray hla expenses. He lives out-of-doors
all he can to resist the disease that
das i14 uoia vi etna.
From the Philadelphia Record.
TAFT CONFERS WITH KNOX
Henry Hoyt Appointed Counselor of
SUCCESSOR FOR 0RMSBY M'HARG
President Annoanee That He Hs
Beea Selected, bnt Withhold
Naxae Balllnarer Will
BEVERLY, Mass., Aug. SO. President
Taft closed an exceptionally busy after
noon with the announcement that he haa
decided to make Beverly the summer capi
tal again next year. Mr. Taft haa taken
another season's leas of the cottage on
Weodberry point and the town ia rejoic
Among the armomie'rvyVs made today
was the selection of Heme Hoyt, former
solicitor general, as coansellar of the state
department. Thla is 'a newly created of
fice, and Secretary Knox expressed himself
as delighted today that he waa able to
secure the services of Mr. Hoyt to give
the new office a proper dignity from the
first. The counsellor of the department
will deal with all the large legal questions
and will have especial supervision over the
negotiation ot treaties. The Important
Japanese treaty la to be entered Into within
the next two years and Mr. Hoyt wlil I
devote himself largely to the framing of
this measure and to preparing the pre
liminary foundation for the negotiations.
International law will be the field of tbe
counsellor and Secretary Knox feels that
a long existing want in the department has
been happily filled.
New Far Eastern Bnreaa.
Secretary Knox also took up with the
president the organization of the new far
eastern bureau of the State department
and announced an additional appointment
to that service. It waa stated several
days ago that Edward T. Williams, United
Statea conaul general at Tientsin, China, J
had been selected for work In thla bureau.
Today Mr. Knox announced that Ransford
Stevena Miller, Jr., Japanese secretary and
Interpreter of the American legation at
Toklo, would return to the United States
to enter the new department. While no
head ot the bureau haa been decided upon
as yet, it la said the honor will fall either
to Mr. Williams or to Mr. Miller.
.Additional appointments to the bureau
will be announced later.
Secretary Knox made the further an
nouncement today that Charles M. Pepper
and M. H. Davis, special agents of the
Department of Commerce and Labor have
been transferred to the new bureau of
trade relations on the tariff in the State
department. This bureau is In no way
connected with the new tariff commission
authorised in the Payne bill, but will
have special functions of its own in in
vestigating trade relations between various
foreign countries and advising th depart
ment on commercial questions arising out
of foreign intercourse. Mr. Pepper and Mr.
Davis are both well known investigators.
Mr. Pepper ha travelled th whole world
over. Mr. Davis has Just returned from a
bleached flour investigation abroad.
Bellinger Coming- goon.
Secretary of the Interior Bellinger, who
Is now on his way to Washington from
Seattle la coming to Beverly within the
next ten days to see the president. Mr.
Bellinger notified the president by tele
graph today that he was enroute to Wash
ington to attend to aome Important mat
ters of business. As soon aa condltlona
(Continued on Second Page.)
Are you looking
for a room?
An easy way is not to wear
out shoe leather but to look
through th list of rooms of
fered for rent on the want ad
pagea of The Bee. There you
will find practically a ctfm
plete directory of the desir
able rooms with sufficient in
formation to enable you to
judge which will meet your
requirements. Then, by in
specting these, you will be
sure to find what you want.
Have von read lb want ada. yet
JOB, BUT HE IIAD A LONG
Plan for Line
to the Atlantic
Report It Will Secure the Tennessee
Central as Link in Proposed
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. .-The Bur
lington system is shortly to establish an
air line through Nashville connecting the
grain fields of the northwest with the At
In this the Tennessee Central will play a
conspicuous part, as it will oe the con
necting link between the Chicago, Bur
lington and Qulncy at Paducah and the
Seaboard Air Line at Rutherfordton, N. G,
and the report Is here that the .Burlington
system will acquire tbe Tennessee Central
as the connecting link between the Burlington-
and the Seaboard Air line. '
To cordplete the chain the Tennessee
Central will build from Hopklnsvllle to
Paducah, both in Kentucky, a distance of
ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 30. "Combina
tions and consolidations which are being
made dally In railway circles in the west
have little or no effect in this part of the
country. There are no new combinations
considered here and all rumors to the con
trary are error."
This statement was made today by
James J. Hill, chairman of the board of
directors of the Great Northern.
"We have all the connectiona In the
Mississippi valley we need. The Burling
ton takes care of all the traffic that Is
not routed via other lines," he added.
Hay ward Calls
Exeoutive Committee of Republican
State Committee to Meet
(From Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 90. (Special Tel
egram.) Chairman Hayward of the repub
lican state committee, has called a meet
ing of the state executive oommlttee for
the Lincoln hotel in this city Friday night
of thla week. The meeting will be to dis
cuss matters pertaining to the pending
AFTER BROKERAGE FIRMS
Number of New Yorker Charged with
lain- Mall to Advertise Worth,
lea Mining Stock.
NEW TORK. Aug. SO. A squad of post
office inspectors haa begun an Investiga
tion of complaints against a number of
firms doing a stock brokerage business on
the curb on Broad street. It waa an
nounced at the federal building today that
complaint have been received from nearly
every state In the union, atatlng that cir
culars advertising worthless mining stocks
were being sent throught the malls.
CONVICTS TURN MOONSHINERS
Eight Guard Are Dismissed for Fail
ure to Detect Prisoners Mak
PITTSBURG, Aug. 8tt Eight guarda at
the Western penitentiary have been dis
missed. It is alleged, because they failed
to direct some of the prisoners making
whiskey In the big prison. According to
one of the discharged guarda, other em
ployes at the penitentiary are implicated.
The whiskey waa made from prune Juice,
yeast and sugar.
New Explo sive in Coal Mines
May Be Cause of Big Strike
PITTSBURG, Pa., Aug. . Representa
tive of coal operators and miners in ths
Pittsburg district are in Joint conference
today for the purpose of reaching an
adjustment of a dispute regarding th use
of a new explosive In mining coal. Th
situation ha reached a serious stage dur
ing the last month. It is estimated that
more than a.OUO miners are Idle In this
vtcliilty aa a result of tn attempt by th
C1LM0RE HELD FOR ACCIDENT
Coroner's Jury Fixes Blame for Death
of Miss Sadie Hopper.
ATTORNEYS PRESENT AT INQUEST
Cossty Attorney Engllah Will File
Charge of Manslaughter Against
Youth Who Drove the
Manslaughter will be the charge which
will be filed against George GUmore, the
young man who drove the automobile
which fatally Injured Miss Sadie Hopper
of Tekamah, last Friday. The complaint
will probably be filed this morning by,
County Attorney English, acting upon rec
ommendation ot the coroner's Jury, Im
panelled to fix the cause of death, that
Gilmere be held. v
The coroner' jury wa composed of
George T. West, foreman; Theodore
Sachs, Joseph Teahon, 308 North Twenty
second street; John E. Tetard, Hit Far
nam street; Samuel Mots, 3418 Franklin
street, and Lewis Henderson, The verdict
returned Is as follows:
We find that Sadie Hopper was killed
near the northwest corner of Sixteenth
and Farnam Htreets, Omaha, about ft p. ui.
Friday, August li, ISAM, by being struck
by automobile No. bi2, which was thoi.
being driven solely by Robert Gilmore
without the owner's consent. We find the
said Hobert Gilmore was driving said au
tomobile at a rate of speed In excess of
law and was not observing the right of
the road; and we recommend that said
Robert Gilmore be held for Investigation
by the proper authorities.
Young GUmore asserts that his full and
correct name la George Gilmore, despite
the using of the name of Robert GUmore
In the verdict of the coroner'a Jury.
Gilmore, who attended the inquest, was
represented by Attorney J. E. Halt, ft the
firm of Sullivan & Rait. Aside from
County Attorney English, there were law
yers present representing Mrs. W. B.
Millard, owner of the automobile driven
by Gilmore, and also representing insur
Twenty or more witnesses were sub
poenaed and many of them were ques
tioned at length on the witness stand.
In the testimony taken, there waa a gen
eral consensus ot opinion supporting the
finding of the Jury aa to both the speed
and manner In which Gilmore waa driv
ing at the time of the accident.
Until another charge Is filed against
Gilmore, he is being held under the charge
of careless and reckless driving, on which
he was arrested.
DRIVER OK AITO THICK FINED
Chauffeur Who Craahed Into Street
Car Assessed $5 and Cost,
F. E. Hartman, 2708 Spalding street, the
chauffeur who was in charge of the Storx
auto truck that crashed Into a Dodge
street car last week, has been fined 5
and costs in police court on the charge
of fast and reckless driving.
STREET CAR JUMPS TRACK
Doaea People Are Injured. K6ne Fa
tally la a Wreck at
CHICAGO, Aug. SO. A dozen or more
persons were Injured here today when a
Ogden street car Jumped a temporary
track at West Twelfth street and Washte
naw avenue and overturned. White It Is
said none will die, the injuries were severe
BOOKISH JOB F0R H. K. THAW
White Murderer Has Beea Appointed
Librarian at Matteawaa
MATTEAWAN, Aug. 30.-In their search
for regular occupation for Harry K. Thaw,
the Matteawan authorities have appointed
operator to us a flamelesa powder, and
it ia expected other mlnea will suspend
operation unless an agreement is reached
Considerable difficulty will be experienced
before the matter la settled. It is said,
because the atate authorities have ordered
the use of the flameleas or "safety" pow
der, while the miner strenuously object
to it, eisortlng that it shatters U.S iui
aad reduces their earuln.
Thousands of Homeless Persona
Wander About Streets.
RELIEF WORK BEGINS PROMPTLY
Soup Kitchens Hare Been Established
for Feeding Hungry.
SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE POURING IN
President Dla Telegraph f30,000
and Ambassador Thompson
1,000 Red Croa to
LAREDO, Tex.. Aug. SO. While condi
tions are gradually being brought back to
normal as fast as willing workers can
bring about result, It will b many days
before Monterey will resume It wonted
The various organised relief corps are
busily engaged. Commltteea are endeav
oring to secure identification of the dead
bodies as they are brought In by search
er, while other committee are charged
with the duty of seeing to the sheltering
and feeding of the thousands of homeless.
Hundreds of the victims wander distract
edly about the scene of the flood, hoping
against hope that they may be able to
enoounter missing relative or at least re
cover their bodies and give them a Chris
Prompt measurea taken to house and
feed the homeless have proved effeotive
and very few, If any, hav been permitted
to go hungry. Soup kltchena have been
established at four placca, where a sub
stantial soup, aa well aa coffee and bread
la dealt out to the needy.
Press reports have estimated the less of
life at anywhere from 400 to 1,200 Uvea, but
private individuals venture figure even
more astounding. A prominent capitalist
In Monterey, Pedro Trevlno, who I Identi
fied with many Important establishment
In that oity, ha hasarded the assertion
that the death roll will eventually reach
2,000. However, it la thought thla estimate
may be exaggerated about the excitement
and chaotic condition existing in Monte
rey. About 400 bodies have been recovered.
There are several pueblo cities, or small
villages containing from 60 to 100 Inhabi
tants, located along the banks of th river
to the south of Monterey, and it i re
ported that theae hav been completely
wiped out and 'heir Inhabitants drowned.
"It" Is on thla ground that Mr. Trevlno
place his estimate of th total at
higher figure than haa yet been stated.
While no American Uvea were loat In
the flood, several Americana suffered too
The city still remaina In darkness. When
nightfall cornea there is always a motley
crowd wending it way In the din of the
scene of the flood, which seems to exer
cise a deep fascination over them.
Contrlbutlona A re Pouring; In.
MEXICO CITT, Aug. 30. President Dies
today telegraphed 130,000 to Monterey, Vlca
President Corral has contributed 12,000 and
Ambassador Thompson $1,000 to the fund.
Others are contributing liberally, a publlo
subscription list having been opened In all
parts of the republic'' Ths faot that the
Red Cross of the United States la to give
aid to the aufferera haa been learned here
with profound satisfaction. On behalf of
the United Statea government, the Ameri
can ambassador haa aent condoienoea to
The National bank officials eatlmate the
loss in the business center or Monterey at
tr,000.000. The Iobs to the big einelter and
Industrial plant outalde the city limit
will amount to as much. The value of the
eighteen block ot buildings, mostly of
poor construction, which were destroyed,
Is fixed at about $3,000,000. The railway
looses, although not yet known, are be
lieved to reach $4,000,000. Many of the
smaller settlements In th state have been
wholly destroyed cr badly damaged, while
the cropa everywhere have been ruined. It
la estimated the total loaaea In the dis
trict affected by the cyclone and floods
wlil approach $.10,000,000.
The latest returns today give the num
ber of dead at between 1,200 and 1,400. Gen
eral Reyes Is said ba hav left hi moun
tain retreat and 1b coming to the aid of
the people. Reyes ha been practically
surrounded by government troops near th
mountain town of Galeana for a fortnight.
Hie announcement that h I coming to
Monterey haa created much comment, even
In the face of the great disaster; posslbi
political complications are reared.
Eighteen Blocks Swept Cleaa.
Eighteen blocks of residences and busi
ness houses were . entirely washed away.
The more wealthy people of Monterey, to
gether with the American realdenta. are
contributing to the mayor' fund, which
Is being expended for food. Tbe greatest
loss of life la said to have been cauaed oy
the giving away of the reservoir dam.
Monterey is situated In a cuplike valley,
and is surrounded on three sides by steep
mountains. The waters rushed Into tills
valley down the bed of the Santa Catarlna
river. This stream Is ordinarily 160 yard
wide, but with the advent of the flood lta
banks a ere fully three-quarters of a mile
apart. It la estimated that eighteen Inches
of rain fell.
The federal authorities her are busy
with the organization of relief measurea.
Benefit theatrical performances, bull fight
and fairs are being planned. Subscription
lista ate being opened an over Mexloo City,
and other elites of the republic are respond
ing to Monterey's urgent call for aesUlauoa
Apieal to America for Aid.
WASiU.vUTo.V, Aug. ao.-Consui General
ilanna, at Monterey, Mex., on behalf of
the officers of the American colony there,
has made an appeal to the American people
to aaaiai the destitute sufferer at Monte
rey. In a telegram to the State department
today Mr. Ilanna says the dead number 70
and thousands are homeless,
it might be gratefully remembered and
appreciated, Mr. lianna says, that the city
of Monterey, of luO.Ouu Inhabitants, does &5
per cent of lis foreign trade with th
United Su tes. Nearly every person In th
eitv ha uffrnd loss and many of tta
poorer class hav lost very thing.
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