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THE OMAHA DEE
grx to the home ' re.id by the
omD arllt goods fur adfrt.iMr.
VOL. XL NO. 71.
OMAHA, KIM DAY MOHNIXO, SKITEMHKK 0, iyiO--T WKLVK I'AdKS.
SLNULK COPY TWO CF.XTS
Greeted bv Thousands Uion Arrival!
in Chicago in Spite of Effort to
AVOlu uciuuiisu nuuu.
BIO PREPARATIONS TLEASE
Hamilton Club Banquet Considered to J
Be Event of Tour. j
PROMINENT MEN AT TABLE !
Politicians of Differing:
Color Mingle Pleasantly.
MIGHT RETURN TO PUBLIC LIFE
Welcomes Support of Ilcnrst Tendered
anlnst rteput.llonn Organisation
In Sew York State to Flht
CHICAGO. Sept. S. Colonel Roosevelt's
plan to delay nny public greeting on his
arrival In Chicago late today until he
made his appearance lit an Informal re
ception or tlti: Hamilton club wnt much
amiss when the special train bearing hi
party reached the Well street station.
Although the club committees had been
asked not to arrange a reception at the
depot and stress bud been laid upon the
fact that the reception was to be hold
later, a crowd numbering several thou
sand flocked around the train, filling the
Street, and cheered lustily when the
former president made his appearance.
t'ulonel Koosevelt's objection to the.
presence ' the Illinois senator. William
Lorlmer, i lio Hamilton club banquet
bad cause ' i tremendous Interest and
and scores hurried to the railroad station
after reading- the announcement In news
The station Is In the center of a thickly
populated district, wholesale houses and
commerlcal buildings employing many men.
Most of these, were released from woik Just
as the special train reached here and all
struggled for a sight of the former presi
dent. These men called loudly for a speech
but Colon! Roosevelt hurried to a waiting
automobile. Here be stopped long enough
to tell the crowd how glad he was to re
turn to this city and what a great time he
had been having on the trip. Then the
automobile, preceded by a police automo
bile bearing Chief of Police Steward and a
special police guard, hurried to a' hotel.
Thousand Guests Present.
At the hotel ho waa the guest of honor
at an elaborate banquet given by the
members of the Hamilton club of Chicago
at o'clock tonight. He was greeted by
an assemblage of 1.100 diners among whom
were, several I'nlted States senators, gov
ernors of states and other notables. Hun
dreds of people who had been unable to
obtain seats at the banquet thronged the
corridors of the hotel and the balcony of
the gold room tn . which Colonel Roosevelt
spoke, waiting for a chance to hear or see
the former president.
Governor Charles B. Deneen delivered an
eulogistic address In welcoming Colonel
Roosevelt to Illinois and Chicago. John H.
Pattern, president of the Hamilton club,
introduced the club's chief guest to the
Among the men seated at the speakers'
tahln were Joseph G. Cannon, speaker of
. the ohure of representatives; Charles W.
Fairbanks, former vice president; Albert J.
Beverldge, William K. Borah. Robert J.
Uamblu and Albert U. Cummins, members
of the I'nlted Slates senate, and (lovernors
Deneen, W. R. Stubbs and It. a. Vcsey.
Congressman Nicholas Itingworth, Colonel
Roosevelt's sonl-n-lsw, and United States
Senators J. C. Burrows and W. Alden
Smith of Michigan were also near the
IliK Etrut uf Trip.
Members of the Hamilton club plunnod
to make tbu banquet not aKite the big event
of the day in Chicago, but if possible' the
big event of Colonel Roosevelt's western
trip. The cemand for seats was 40 great
that the original plun to limit diners to BOO,
who could be seated In the gold room, was
abuudt'iitd. It was then arranged to ac
commodate more than twleo that number
by using a second banquet hall at the hotel.
As Colonel Roosevelt's special train was
half an hour late In ariivlug from Freu
IKirt, 111., a slight delay occurred In open
ing the formalities at the banquet, but
Hit i n' wus no sign of Impatience in the
large throer of guests.
Following the banquet Colonel Koosevelt
was escorted to a large reception in the
Elltnbfthlan ro.: of the Congress, which
bad been liansferied Into a representation
of on Africun Juutle. A special committee
of Han'.tltun club men and a lurge corps of
deuoratois had expended much thought and
lauor upon una leaiure, wnicn attracted
much attention. Colonel Roosevelt was
frankly pi used with the decorative inno
vation. . Maar Without Keats.
Hundreds who hud been unable to secure
Stgts at the banquet buard were admitted
to the long line of guest at the reception
which did not terminate until shortly before
the Roosovtlt party were ready to take the
train for Cincinnati.
FREEIORT. III., Sept. S.-Coloncl ltoose
velt admitted t'-day that there is a possi
bility of his returning to public lift-, in
Cbls connection he issued a warning of
Xirrupt coiporatlon that any aid they
xtei d blm in obtaining any official
place would be at tl'elr own peril and not
with the Mta of getting official favors or
Tlis statement was in bis address In con
nection wlih the fair of tho ariu organi
sations of railway employes for the benefit
ot the home for aged and decrepit railroad
nun uf America, at Highland, HI.
"1 du not suppose I shall ever be in public
lifo nga:n.'- be said, "but if l um there Is
always the chance that some time it may
come tip whin I shall make my words
Hilt ot I'lirdoit Corporation.
"No corporation, no politician must ever
support me for anything under the Idea
thai I will pardon that corporal. on or pol.
tlclau if be or it are con upt.
"It cither corpi.ialioti or isiliik iau helps
st any time to put -uv in a position ,,f
fil.eiice let I hem remember that If ih.y en-i-iuiSKe
corruption In other, or If th.y
benefit by it themselves, they Uvit in at
their peril, for 1 will hurt them if 1 H,.i
t'ulonel Roosevelt also nud an op.n let
ter ty William It lUarst In which Mr.
Hearst advised the colonel to rt-iurn 0
N't sr York and take up tin finht uu the
republican organisation there, saying that
if h did so Mr. Hearst would b In sym
pathy with aim.
! Western Cattle Ran?e Shows JNeaNV
Two Hundred Per Cent Increase
' ? in Population.
V iT&m a Staff Correspondent)
U i'OTON, D. C. Sept. S. (Special
Tele. " -The census bureau today made
rublW Cj-pulatlon uf Hhtiuo county, Ne
braskt numeration showing 1.1172 per
sons a. is . st 003 In Id'1!), an Increase In
ten ye.i nfiO. The IVjO census showed
the popu i" -it Blaine county was 1.146,
and thul " therefore during the dec
ade from 1 lost 543. The fact that
during the-ycars between the twelfth nnd
thirteenth censuses, Itlaino county consid
erably more thin doubled Its population
l attributed to the successful operation of
i dry farming.
The First National Hank of Cherokee, la.,
todey made application to bo designated as
a depository for postal savings bank funds.
Army orders have been issued as follows:
Captain Hugh O. Berkley, quartermaster,
is relieved from duty at Grand R;iplds,
Mich, and will proceed to Portland, Ore.,
relieving Catain ra L. Fredcndall, quar
termaster, who will proceed to the Philip
pine Islunds fur duty.
Orders August 1!), relating to Captain
Richard C. Marshall, jr., quartermaster, are
amended so as to direct him to proceed to
Fort Missoula, Mont., presidio San Fran
cisco, and Fort McDowell, Cal., oni official
business of tho quartermaster's department.
Captain M.trch 13. Stewart, Klghth In
fantry, is relieved from duty in this city
to take effect October 15, and will Join his
Captain John L. Dewltt, Twentieth In
fantry, is relieved from duty In this city
and will sail from San Francisco about
October 6 for the Philippines for duty.
The following officers are designated to
witness the target practice of the Atlantic
fleet: Lieutenant Colonel Kdwin II. Bab
bitt, ordnance department; Lieutenant
Colonel Charles G. Bailey, Coast Artillery
corps; Major John L. Hayden, Const Ar
tillery corps; Captains Clarence H. McNeill,
William F. Hase, i John W. Oullck, Coast
Artillery corps, and Captains JoscpTi P.
Tracy and Johnson Hagood, general staff.
Ilrlgadler-Generul Arthur Murray, chief
of the Coast Artillery, Is assigned to duty
as assistant to the chief of staff.
By direction of the president, Colonel
Erasmus M. Weaver, Coast Artillery corps,
Is detailed as a member of the general staff
corps, vice Colonel Oeorge S. Anderson,
general staff, relieved.
Leaves of absence: First Lieutenant
Thomas C. Walker, medical reserve corps,
two months; Captain Morch B. Stewart,
Eighth infantry, one month.
United States May
Report from Isthmus Quotes Official
as' Hinting that Such -Action
May Be Probable.
PANAMA, Sept. S. In an interview to
day Richard O. Marsh, charge d'affalrea
of tne. American legation at Panama, in
timated that If the Panama government
should Ignore the wishes of Washington
the United States would be compelled to
occupy or annex the republic of Panama.
COLON, Sept. 8. The. Star-Herald to
i day editorially quotes Richard O. Marsh.
tne American charge d'affaires at Pan
ama, as hinting that the United States
will occupy and annex Panama If the
Panama assembly Ignores the wishes of
the United States In the selection of a
president of the republic.
It Is stated that Marsh has In hla pos
session a protest from members of the
conservative party, who claim the as
sembly Is illegally constituted. This pro
test, it Is said, Is not to be forwarded to
Washington if Samuel Lewis is elected
. The liberal candidates are Dr. Bellsarlo
Porraa, Domingo Dias and Dr. Raymond
Chavez Makes New
French Aviator Reaches Height of
Eight Thousand Seven Hundred
Ninety-Two Feet in Monoplane.
PARIS. Sept. 8. Oeorge Chavc.
j French aviator, broke the world's record
! for height today, rising in a monoplane
8,792 feet. The best previous record was
made by Leon Morane, whose murk was
8.471 feet, made on September 3 at Deau
vllle. Chaves flight was made at Issy
and ocupled forty-one minutes.
LEBEAU DESTROYED BY FIRE
South Dakota Tomi Barns I'p. Cans
lugY Loa of Fifty Thoasaad
ABERDEEN, S. D., Sept. S. (Special
Telegram.)- Tire originating between the
drug l i and Phoenix newspaper office
at Leliea'.i, S. l.. about 2 o'clock this morn
ing wiped out the entire town except tho
lumljtr yard, barber shop and one saloon.
j The origin cf the fire Is unknown, l.ebeau
ts a town or several hundred population.
IHi.'c't telephone communication inter
rupted ami details meager.
Clerk Becomes Heir to
Hotel After Two Years
Ula Kelfon. after workins for two years
as clerk of a hotel at llt'J Fa i nam street,
has fallen heir to the establishment on me
death of the owner, John D. Condon.
Among Mr. Condon's papers found after
his death was a receipt signed by him
showing that he had "value received" for
the hotel and that it had become the un
it' snuted property of his former clerk.
.Mr. Condon died several das ago at
Waukesha. Wis. The body was relumed to
Omaha lor burial. Since his death It lias
been learned that Mr. Condon was quite
wealthy, holding siock ln the Independent
Telephone company, owning considerable
real estalc and ha vine, money on deposit at
Mr. Nelson, who has been appointed ad-
j ininU'.iator uf the estst. Is lo a tpiandsry
jas te sait course oe shall pursue. Aside
TALKS ATST. PAUL
Former Forester Makes Extended Ad
dress Upon Conservation
FIGHTING EPOCH IS REACHED
Has Now Begun to Interfere with'
People's Profits. j
PUBLIC BELIEVES IN MOVEMENT I
Fundamental Princioles of Conserva
tion Few and Simple.
PEOPLE'S HERITAGE TO BE SAVED
Denial thnt Ea-Forester Will Be Can
didate for Office J. B. White of
Kensns lit? Will De Seat
ST. PA PL, Sept. 8. The national conser
vation congress, which by the program,
should continue tomorrow, will probably
end Its sessions, late tonight. It has been
a strenuous convention and delegates and
visitors want a rest.
The presidency Is expected to go to J. B.
White of Kansas City, the present chair
man of the executive committee.
Olford Plnchot, who Is president of the
national conservation association, told his
friends that he would not be a candidate.
He made his address on conservation prob
lems today, as did Henry S. Graves, United
Members of the resolutions committee
met early to draft a platform.
At noon the resolutions committee re
ferred to the sub-committee on revision for
reduction into approved English various
planks for tho conservation of natural re
sources, from Insectlverous birds to water
sites. The committee demanded control
by the nation rather than by states.
Corftoratlon Lawyer Talks.
In addressing the convention Frank H.
Short, representing the water companies of
California, grew sarcastic.
"This audience." he said, "in listening to
my address will no doubt have In mind the
numerous warnings which have been given
to them In advance to forstall tho evil
Influences of my humble remarks. I am
a Mlssuurlan, having committed the ln
descretlon of being born In the 'show me,'
state but not in Kansas. All of my youth
was spent In the middle west In the oc
cupation of a rough rider, and I still enjoy
a fight or a foot race ss much as though
I were n real colonel. Further confessing,
I have lived for many yeais in California
and am a lawyer by profeti'jlon, and have
committed the offense of allowing myjelf
to be retained, and am now employed by
a considerable number of large companies,
and other corporations, diligently endeavor
ing to commit the crime of investing cap!-
tal tinder the laws of the western states i
In the development of Industries and re
sources of those states." -Glfford
Plnchot In his speech said:
"Like nearly every great reform, con
servation first passed through a period of
agitation and general approval. During this
period it met with little opposition, for ns
yet It Interfered with no man's private
profl. From the beginning of the world the,
preaching of righteousness In general terms
has been contemplated with entire equa
nimity by the men who rise in violent
protest the moment their own particular
privilege, graft or advantage comes prac
tically Into question. That protest marks
the second phase of the reform.
"Within tho last two years conservation
has passed out of the realm of an unim
peachable general principle into that of a
practical, fighting attempt to get things
done. It has begun to step on the toes of
the beneficiaries and the prospective bene
ficiaries of unjust privilege and the result
ing opposition, considering the quarters
whence it comes. Is one of the best proofs
that conservation is a live movement for
the general good.
"The people believe in conservation. Now.
when any great movement has established
itself so firmly in the public mind that a
direct attack upon It will not pay, the regu
lar method is to approve it In general
terms and then condemn Its methods and
Its men. So now the demand from the
opponents of conservation Is not at all that
we shall abandon the principle or the great
est good of us all for the longest time in
using our natural resources. The soft
pedal conservationists merely ask that con
servation as applied shall be what they
call rational, safe and sane. Safe and saiie
legislation, as that expression Is used by
the men who use it most, means legislation
not Jnfrlendly to the continued control of
our public affairs by the special Interests.
Safe and sano conservation, as that cx-
presslon is used by these same men, means, ln a special meeting of tho democratic
conservation so carefully sterilized that It I state committee here today John C. Byrnes
will do the special Interests no harm and i was re-elected chairman and Chris Guenther
the people no good. was re-elected vice chairman and other of-
"When the conservation movement began fleers were named. Messrs. Barnes and
to tell, it developed without delay that the iUruenther had been elected at the Grand
one great obstacle to practical progress lay 'j Island meeting, but that election was held
in the political power of the special Inter- iBS being temporary and the special meeting
ests. Every effort to conserve any natural 'was called to establish a permanent staff
esources for the general welfare was met jof officers.
by tho legislative agents of the men, who Lco Matthews was elected secretary and
wanted to exploit It for their private j roflt. 'T. L. Hall , was elected treasurer at the
The effort to get thlnas done In ImeetiiiK Thursday. An executive committee
itrvation taught us ck-aiiy, iin.m.' tukaoiy,
and with little dei ty, that so long as the
political domination of the great business
Int. rests endures, their corruot control ..t
leitlslstlun will carry with It tho monopo-
. . ...
(Contlnued on Second Page.)
from the receipt leaving tne hotel with all'
the rights and privileges connected with it ;
to Mr. Nelson, no will has been found and '
there are no known relatives of the de- I
Mr. Condon left Instructions that a!
woman named Lizzie Merrill of Columbus, '
u.. lie notltled In the event of his death.
Mr. Nelson does pot know who the woman
( la and does not know whet.ter or not Mr.
Condon was married
Although Nelson had been employed by
Condon for two years, he had taken a
..1.. l V.I I . . 1 . . i .
fiaic ui I e-iii.-i i.i 1 1 1 j auu iitflu nc con-
fldence of his employer. While employe
as clerk lie finally became practically the'
manager he lust the sight of une of his I
eyes, snd it as this, mors than anything
perhaps, that led his employer to rewarj
; r-l -. I V r
Pp& llfW, lit :
From the Philadelphia Intiuirer.
FIXA TARES NOMINATION
Dan. J. Connell Loses Nomination for
Commissioner on Recount.
GOVERNOR GAINS SEVEN VOTES
Interest In Recount on (iovernorahl
Soniinntlon Minks to si Low Ebb,
Whllo First Count
Frank J. Fixa has won the democratic
nomination for county commissioner for
the Fourth precinct. The recount com
pleted yesterday ufternoon shows him seven
votes ahead of Dan J. Connell, who had
a majority of flvs 1m the face of the re
turns. . ' - - -
The canvass yesterday was not prolific of
great change as between Governor Shallen
berger and Mayor Dahlman. At noou the
governor had a TM"ti.Un ftf 'six vnttw over
nla OI,m nt W a.t afternoon.' with
the Tenth and Fourth -wards added to the
Flrst, Second and-Third -wards, completed
In the morning, the governor gained one
more, making seven votes the total for the
With these wards counted, showing only
a few votes changed between the two In
terest in the canvass Is beginning to wane,
tl Is not likely that the total In the county
will be much affected either way.
Ask Governor to (lull.
The leaders of the Dnhlman campaign
received news from Lincoln Thursday that
J. C. Byrnes, chairman of the Btato cen
tral committee of the democratic party,
and several others were Intending to wait
upon oOvernor Shallenberger and ask him
to withdraw his request for a recount in
Douglus county. Ralph Clark, candidate
for lieutenant governor. Is said to be one
of the men interested, and the report in
Omaha was that tne leaders of the democ
racy have come to the conclusion that a
continuation of the squabble Is unnecessary
and a waste of valuable time. The com
mittee Is expected to call upon the gov
ernor during the day, according to plans
that were made Wednesday, while all the
democrats were gathered for democrat day
at the state fair.
Democratic State Committee Makes
Grand Island Officers Per
(From a .Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Sept. 8. (Special Telegram.)
.will be chosen later,
I Tvam Would Revise Constitution.
1 AUSTIN, Texv Sept. s.-The lower house
!.. UA 'Pf.v.u 1. I nr.- Imluv 1.1. a vnta
I of 51 to 31 Instructed se nators and cou-
jgressnien to work for the repeal of the
! fourteenth amendment to the federal cou
Istituticn covering franchise on negroes.
Fir e ro
miis are as
Some people have secured them.
Some have not.
It is in knownx how to teach
The bee Is read by those who
They will answer your ad If you
state what you wish.
Call Tyler lout) and tell the ad
man what you wish.
The Job Is finished.
Kvfi body rt'iids Ik'e Want
THe New Deal
That Everyoiib This Day Will
Yost Tells How
, Bought Others
President of Bell Concern Savs Com
pany Borrowed Monev Mc
C. E. Yost, president of the Nebraska
Bell Telephone company, when called upon
the stand before Judge Allen W. Fields,
testified that his company had purchased
stock in independent companies with
money borrowed from the American Tele
phone and Telegraph company. Mr. Yost
declared bis company had made a contract
with the companies purchased covering its
policy In reference to withholding toll line
privileges to other independent companies.
The telephone official bad Just returned
from a vacation at Watklns Springs when
he was called upon the witness stand in a
hearing- to determine 'lb urounde tor a
charge against hla- company that it con
spired to monopolize the telephone business
of Nebrska. He will be questioned again
Ethics in the operation of Intercommu
nicating toll lines came up for discussion
In -the hearing of George IS. McFarland In
the morning. Mr. McFarland In answer
to questions told how: his company ex
changed toll line privileges with the Inde
pendent company only when each company
had a local exchange at one end of the line.
He admitted his company never consented
to lend toll lines nor exchange facilities
to Its competitor In towns where the Bell
company could get along without any favor
from the independents.
Mines Will Be
Prospect that Thousands of Men in
This Field Will Be at Work
KANSAS CITY, Sept. . Although ths con
tract bus not been signed, representatives
of both Wie miners and the operators of the
southwest district who have been conferring
here for weeks, trying to settle the coal
strike Involving 35,000 workers, agreed that
all difficulties practically are settled.
Conferees now believe it will be possible
to can a convention together to vote on
the contract Saturday. If this Is done, they
say the mines may be reopened Monday.
It was announced today that W. L. A.
Johnson,' labor commissioner of Kansas
has been ugreed upon as official arbltra
tor in case of future disputes. The agree
ment is that In case of trouble with the
operators Instead of striking at once, the
miners shall remain at work sixty days.
The penalisation clause provides that If
the miners violate the contract, they shall
forfeit fifty cents a day for each miner,
and that if the operators violate It, they
shall forfeit one dollar u day for each
miner. An increase of wages of 5.65 per
cenl was granted some time ago by the
opeiators. Theso are the only changes
from the contract under which tho mines
have been working for two years.
I.uke Winnipeg Steamer lliiriird.
WINNII'iXi. Sept. 8. WVd was received
here today that the steamer, Winiiltoba.
one of the fin.it freight and passenger
steamers plying on the R.d river and Lake
Winnipeg, was destroyed by Hie a few
miles from shore In Luke Winnipeg, forty
miles from here last night. Lous, J10J.0JJ.
Committee Tracing Boodle
to Accounts of Legislators
NEW YORK. Sept. S -The effort to trace
Metropolitan Stieet Hallway cush through
the brokiruge firm of I'.lllngwood & Cun
ningham to the accocuts of various mem
bers of the legislature of 1.100 was expected
to engage for a consldeiable time today
the attention of the legislative proburs into
alleged graft In connection with legislation
When the cummlttee adjourned yesterday
the examination cf the witness eonsidtred
lo be the most Important of the day. George
Carpenter, formerly bookkeeper for the de
funct broki rage llrm. had not hi en com
pleted. Already, however, he hud told the
committee many Interesting thin. Aniony
tbtse was the statement that ii. p. Viee.
Pay Their Duty.
THREE ARE REPORTED DEAD
Admiral Schroeder Makes Report on
FIRE ON WARSHIP NORTH DAKOTA
The Knrller Reports of Extent of the
Disaster on the Itlir .ship Neem to
Have Hern Somewhat
WASHINGTON, Sept.. 8. The official re
port of Admiral Cchoeder to the navy de
partment named the following dead In the
fire on the battleship North Dakota;
JOVEPH W. SCHMIDT, coal passer; Un
listed at New York, October 2", 1900; next
of kin, mother, Anna Schmidt, 1048 De
catur street, Brooklyn.
ROBERT OILMORE, coal pastier; en
listed at Newport. R. I., January l. m6,
ntxl Kt; lln, mothers NelUe?Oi hoove,- 6
Seym's street. Hartford, Conn.
JOSEPH STRAIT, coal passer, enlisted
Grand Rapids. Mich.. Juhe, 19(11; next of
kin; father, Peter Strait, 82 Bremen street,
Newark, N. J.; also has sister, Amelia L.
Leeche, 11 Cook street, Ansonla, Conn.
The fire Is said to have been exting
uished by flooding the fire room. Reports
of casualties vary from one to sixteen dead
and the Injured from eleven to 100.
NORFOLK, Vs., Sept. 8. At 2 p. m. a
report came by telephone from Fort Mon
roe that the North Dakota Is off Ocean City
with Its oil tanks on fire and that several
men had been overcome by smoke and gas.
The hospital ship was said to have gone to
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Sept. 8.-A re
port has reached here from Old Point that
Uie battleship North Dakota Is aground
ln lower Chesapeake bay with its bunkers
afire and that seventy-five men were over
come by "smoke and heat. The report can
not be confirmed here, but the North Da
kota is the only one ot the Atlantic, bat
tleship fleet not In Hampton Roads. The
news is said to have been flashed to Old
Point by wireless.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 8.-Cnof ficial ad
vices received at the Navy department later
ln the afternoon were that three men had
been killed and eleven Injured on the North
TROPICAL STORM IS COMING
Dlstnrbance Which Caused Much
Damecre In Porto llleo Headed
Toward Key West.
KEY WKST, Fla., Sept. 8. Heavy squalls
It-urn the nurtheast, accompanied by rain
and a falling barometer early this morning
indicated the approach of the tropical storm
which is reported off Porto Rico. It Is es
timated that the storm has traveled 300
miles since yesterday.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8. -The tropical
disturbance which caused so much damage
In Porto Rico during the night of Tuesday
and was centered yesterday off Santo Do
mingo, has advanced on its westward
course to about 250 miles from Porto Rico.
It left in Its wake destruction of property
in Santo Domingo and Haytl.
Assistant Treasurer Iteslane.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 8-Wllllam Holden
weck. assistant Culled States treasurer at
Chicago, lias resigned and , will leave his
office on September 17.
MOVEMENTS Or OCEAN S'XikiaMSHrPB.
Port. Arrival. Sailed
NEW YOKK Iliruarorai Oifsnlc
NEW YOKK Ronw Fan uiovannl
land, president of the Metropolitan Street
Railway company, had on April 17, nmo,
given the firm his check for P.COo, of which
umount. according to Carpenter's leading
fronJ,li lirin'b Looks, the account of Liuls
Bedell, then chairman of tho committee on
lallroads of the rtate assembly, had been
credited with $.',375, while the balance had
gone In nearly eipial parts to the a junt
of former Senstor tioodsell and of u, x
Various account books which the com
mittee needs In Its probing were not avail
ably yesterday snj efforts were b. lug m.1(
today to have then produced. The commit
tee has Intimated that It my lake drastic
measures If the documents In ipiiktlon are
not promptly submitted to it
Colonel Declines to Attend Hamilton
Clnb Banquet if Junior Illinois
Senator is Present.
INVITATION IS THEN RECALLED
Telegram is Sent in Accordance with
COMMITTEE IS MUCH AMAZED
Falls as a Bolt
a Clear Sky.
MUCH DISCUSSION. OF EVENT
Senator Declines to Comment on the
situation When Seen by a Chl
caao Reporter Bla !'rep
aratlnns for Feast.
CHICAGO, Sept. 8. Colonel Theodore
Roosvelt today barred William Lorlmer.
Junior I'nlted States senator from Illinois,
from the Hamilton club banquet at tha
Congress hotel by refusing to sit at the
The occurrence startled politicians here
and over the state. The unprecedented de
mand that the Hamilton club deny to una
of Its own members the privilege of attend
ing the banquet came with characteristic
abruptness from Colonel Roosevelt.
The Hamilton dub- delegation, headed by
former Judite John 11. Ratten, Joined
Colonel Roosevelt at the fair grounds In
Freeport. 111., shortly after noon. The
colonel shook hands heartily with each
member of the delegation and at once be
gan ipiestloning them . concerning the
"Is Speaker Cannon to be there?" "Yes,"
Mr. Batten replied: he has accepted the In
vitation." "Sow about Senator Lorlmer?" he asked,
"Senator Iorlmer Is a member of the club,"
he was told, "and he has accepted an In
vitation to the dinner."
"Then 1 must decline to go." said Colonel
Roosevelt, adding that he would feel the
same about the presence of Senator Lorl
mer as he would ln sitting down with mem
bers of the Illinois legislature who art
under Indictment In the graft Investigation.
Committee la Aniased.
The committee looked their amazement
and finally after some hesitation Informed
their, guest that they would go back' to
Chicago and tell Senator Lorlmer his vlewa.
"No," Colonel Roosevelt repllod emphati
cally, "send him a telegram telling him that
I will not attend the dinner tonight It he
The delegation of Hamilton club member
Their amaaement was apparent. It waa
not noticed by Mr. Roosevelt who chatted
with others standing near by, while the del '
egates talked over what to do. After .some
interval tlMt toMwintr te lerraht. waa draf tea '
and dispatched to Senator-Lorlmer:
"Colonel Roosevelt positively declines lo
sit at the same table with you. Our Invi
tation to yoti for this evening, therefore,
The telegram was signed by Former
Judge John H. Patten.
The committeemen were taken completely
by surprise and their discussion of the
event did not cease until the sending of
the telegram to Senator Lorlmer.
Judge H act en, as the spokesman of the
party, said that the incident was a com
plete surprise to him.
"The clob bad invited a number of prom
inent republicans, among them the repub- .
Ucan governor of Illinois, nnd various con
gressmen, and It had not occurred to the
men who had arranged tho dinner," said
Judge Patton, "that they should not Invite
a republican senator. L'nder these circum
stances there Is nothing for us to do ex
cept respect the wishes of Colonel Roose
velt, the guest of the evening."
Lorlmer Is t'nfnf fled.
If Senator Lorlmer was surprised or hurt
at the refusal of Colonel Roosevelt to sit
at the banquet table with him no Indication
of It escaped iilui.
With his usual untroubled brow and his
customary suavity of expression he
courteously declined to comment to news
paper men on what to many seemed a
most extriordlnary Incident.
The news of Colonel Roosevelt's demand
of the Hamilton club delegation that they
Inform the senator ot his ultimatum was
given to Senator Lorlmer when he reached
his office, the president's room In the Lit
Salle street National bank.
He had arrived from his summer home
In Plstakt May, and comfortable with
Panama hat shading Ids eyes and the ends
of bis Inajvltable white string tie floating
from beneath a turndown collar, he
stepped among the group of perspiring;
A hurried resume of the dispatches from
Freeport was given and statement was
asked from him.
"Is that so," said the Junior senator from
Illinois, "this Is the first I have heard of
It. No, I have nothing whatever to say.
Nothing at all."
He turned from the group, conversed
with his secretary and then entered his
private office. Rome of tile officials fol
lowed him to his sanctuary. A telegram
came and the newspaper men clustetred
around the door.
HadJNot Received Slrssnar.
Hurried messages w-rre telethons 10 "Ho'd
tho edition Just u minute." The door
i pened and Senator Lorhnor, still cool and
sniillnK, was again surrounded by thn news
paper men. In his hand bs held a telegram.
The smile of tho senator was a shade mors
pronounced, as lie said:
"This telegram la about another, matter,
gentlemen. 1 do not know if any such tele
gram has bun received. He turned to hit
secretary und asked; "Ha any telegram
come for nic concii'.dng tha Hamilton
"No, sir, Wu:-. the repl, "there has been
n ) telt gi um."
A train tin unruffled brow of the senator
and bank president was turned to the walt
li't repot ter..'.
"There Ir. nothing for me in say, gentle
men; 1 have, no exact Information concern
ing the Incident and I shall not discuss It."
A copy of tho newspaper dispatches from
Fnepi rt was pi offered but Senator Lot
liner waved It aside.
"I do not care to r. ad It," ho said, still
with a 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 k countenance.
"Arc you going to the banquet?" was
ai-ked puintblsiik and was parried with the
skill of an expert.
"Really." came the calm voice of tho
senator, "1 must find whether 1 have a
"Mr. Wade." he said, turning again to
the secretary, "How about thul?"
"Yes, sir," came the prou.pt reply from
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