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IS ASKS INQUIRY
INTO PROPOSITION TO
Senate Passes Resolution of Nebras
kan for Investigation of New
York Central Bond Deal.
CONSOLIDATION IS PROPOSED
Exchange Will Give it Control of
Lake Shore Line.
LOOKING OVER WOOL RECORDS
Senate Lobby Committee Spends Day
in Executive Session.
HOUSE CALLS MULHALL FIRST
liobtiy Invratlftntlun Committee
Meet find Mnkrn Preliminary
Wnin for Inquiry "Which
AVI1I IlcKln Monday.
WASHINGTON, July l&.-Invostlgation
by .tho Interstate Commerce 'commission
into the plan of the New York Central
lallroad to exchange Its J per cent mort
gage bonds for tho JJ 70,000, 000 or moro 3A
per cent gold bonds now outstanding as
Lako Shoro (collateral Is provided for In
a resolution prepared today by Senator
;Norris and passed by the senate.
IjonkltiK Over Wool Iloot.
Tho senate lobby committee spent the
Ki cater part of the day In executive see
slop, supposedly looking over tho'booka
of ths National Wool association, fur
nished yesterday. Clarcnco II. Brown of
New York; . chairman ot the hosiery
manufacturers executive committee, tes
tiflcd brleffy at a short open session.
"William Whitman of Boston brought to
the committee a large letter copybook
and 'much ot Its contents was put onthe
record and not made public Let
ters and telegrams, between Whitman
and S. N. D. North, an employe of the
wool men, who was clerk to tho senate
finance committee and later became
director of the census, were put Into the
record by Senator Reed.
Honse CnlU Mnlball First.
Martin M. Mulhall, confessed "lobbyist"
for the National Association of Manufac
turers, probably will be the first witness
called before the house lobby, committee,
which met today and made preliminary
plans for Its Investigation,- which prob
ably will begirt Monday.
Another Big Cave
A Third ym'ammol It icive hps1 Veen: 'dfs-
posed of C, II. Laub of Story,-Lieutenant
x'niup 4iaycs ot ujo cjgnieonm nian,u--,
V. "8. 4-v lrs. A. R. Clinton of-'Fort
Ma,ckenI- bndl Mlsjr -Hlldrcd Maisey
ot Sheridan Is credited with having
made tho first exploration. They tra
versed lis winding passageways for a
dletanco of S00 or 1,000 feet without reach
ing the end. The cave contains Immense
rooms and a number of cross passages
which wero not explored. , Largo stalac
tite and stalagmites were foimA The
Cave- is situated above Story twenty mile
south of Sheridan and Is easy of access.
CIRCUS MEN DESERT SHOW
FOR HARVEST FIELD
WEBSTER CtTTJ. Jr., July 10.-(8pc-
CJHI.I I1C11 litu 4H v. AJUIIIca .m....m.
circus pulled .out of Webster City It was
short some twenty "raxorbacks." Kator
backs. be It known, are' circus rou-it-about.
canvas men, stake drivers, host
lers,,and the like. The hegtra of raz,
backs In this city was due to ocnl con
tractors and nearby farmers on the look
out for .help.
The shox had no moro than arrival Ih
Webster City than all sorts of jn.ptoyers
looking for laborers swooped down on
the rasorback herd. The haying Reason
Is on and farm help Is unusually scarce;
Likewise the paving and building con
tractors oro scouring, the country for
men. The average circus roustabout
cams little more than his board avid
" lodging and so when jobs ranging up to
VI per day were offered the men thny left
the sbow almost like rats leaving a slak
The circus management was tit Its
wits end tfefore- the day was over. A
hurry-up telegram was sent an employ
ment agency in Des Moines and on the
evening passenger from the south a half
dozen, men arrived willing to try "ratur
backlng" with the circus. But this small
. contingent did not help much and band
men, animal trainers and performer
. were obliged to buckle In and pull stakes,
; roll canvas and otherwise assist In mov
ing the tented city, Us cages and para-
y lid (icwiu IV lift MM1
RAILROAD OWNERSHIP OF
UTAH FUEL CO. IS ILLEGAL
WASHINGTON, July 10.-Tho inter.
'. state Commerce commission today held
.that the Denver & Rto Grande railway's
ownership of the Utah Fuel company and
Its competition commercially in Interstate
coal markets was In violation ot the com
modities clause of the Interstate com-
' tneree law. The Department of Justice
' jnay toko vp the case.
; The Weather.
For Nebraska-Showers tonight or Fri
day; warmer tonight ast portion; mod
erate winds, ,
. For Iowa Showers late tonight or Frl
day; warm tonight-and east portion Frl
f day; moderate wlnds. ' y .
Hour. . Degree
I n, m.. 67
a. in 71
10 a. ro H
11 a. m ,.. 74
12 m TT
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&p. m...M. S3
p. m S2
5 p. m ... S3
8 n. m St
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I p. St.... ,. 11
With Men Who Buy
and Sell Votes
LOS ANGELES. CM.. July 10. The lag-
card voter was. lashed today by Dr. Ira
Lahdrlth, president of Ward-Belmont
college, Nashville, Term., who, In an ad-
drrss before the general meeting of the
International Christian Endeavor con
vention, classed the non-voter with those
who buy and sU votes.
Dr. Landrlth'a address was built upon
the thesis that Christianity can cure nil
clvlo evils, and ho declared it "tho party
ldyalty dlt'orce court 'had not been so
busy separating men's politics from men's
religion, there would be few unsolved
"Christianity, he asserted, "would
quickly solve all civic problems It tho
Christian voter would only vote llko a
Thousands ot delegates and visitors to
the convention attended sunrise "quiet
Sectional meetings wero held this morn'
Ing In twenty-thred churches, in Audi
toflum Endeavor, the big assembly tent,
and In a downtown theater. There ntso
were overflow meetings and religious ex
ercises In the streets.
Plans for Increasing the efficiency ot
the church nnd the spreading of the gos
pel through .tho agencies of tho home,
the school and the press were discussed
at -a pastoral conference.
Problems of soul saving were wrestled
with by cjergymen and Christian Endea
vor lay workers. Personal purity and th
social evil were subjects to which an
other sectional meeting gave Its atten
tion. The number ot delegates on tho ground
l'eterday. estimated at 10,000, was In
creased by several hundred upon the ar
rival early today ot special trains from
the northwest, one bf them bringing Dr.
J. A. McDonald ot Toronto, one of tho
most prominent Christian Endeavor
workers In Canada.
Joseph Swain Heads
JJALT LAKE , CITT, July lO.-Joseph
Swain,' president of Swarthmore college,
was' elected president - ot the National
Education' association by an unanlmoili
vote here today. Grace M. Sheppcrd.
state superintendent of Idaho schools,
wis re-elected treasurer. Durand W.
Springer of Ann Arbor Is copttned as sec
retary, his selection being by appoint
ment. Directors were elected for all the
states, Hawaii and. the Philippines.
' Previous to tho election of .officers ot
tho National Educational association here
today the National Council of Education
met; and elected the following:
Robert J. . Aley, president ot the Uni
versity of Maine, president: W. B. Owen.
Chicago, secretary;-1 DayS; B. Johruwn,
II n, member executive committee,
Art innovation1'!!! the report oMhe coirtT
mlttee on resolutions at the general "ses
sion 'waa-that-It took the. form, of . a. dec
laration ot' principles, twelve phases of
education being- treated In separate re
ports. The (report of the school health com
mlttee stated that the women ot the fed
erated clubs of southern states -bid fair
to. outshine thoso of the north with their
health campaigns. The religious educa
tion Association, which was to have met
today, annbunceti.that.lt had been decided
not to hold . sessions while in Salt Lake
pity. It was .denied that . cancellation
was duo to tear ot religious controversy.
Answer to Japanese
Notes is Deferred
WASHINGTON,' July 10.-After a con
fefencc of an hour and .a quarter with
Afnbabsador Chlnda, Secretary Bryan to
day announced that the dispatch of the
reply to the two latest Japanese notes on
the California anti-land law might be de
ferred until next week.
TOKIO, July 10. Tne Tal Hoi Yo news
agincy today says that Viscount Kentaro
Kaneko has received a letter from Theo
dore Roosevelt expressing the view that
American public opinion will not permit
the naturalization of Japanese In the
United States, as It would lead to a sim
itar claim on the part of the Chinese.
Mr. Roosevelt, according to the news
agency, promised to uso his efforts in tba
ablution of the Callfomtaallcn land own
Viscount Kaneko la a graduate In law
of Harvard university. He was tho un
official representative ot Japan In the
United States during the Russo-Japanese
war and delivered many addresses alt
over tho country.
Mr. Bryan told Inquirers that the points
of his reply wero discussed with Am
bassador Chlnda, but he declined to moke
public any part of the details under con
sideration.. The fact that Mr. Bryan proposes to
postpope the dispatch of his reply gave
use. to the conclusion in diplomatic dr.
cles that ho will redraft the note which
tt was supposed was in readiness for
transmission to tho Toklo government.
Mr. Bryan said, however, that no point
was raised In his conference with the am
bassador which would necessitate the Vis
count Chlnda's communication with hit.
government before the delivery of the
By X-Say Treatment
DENVER, July W.-The National Insti
tute of Homeopathy will hold Its con
vention In lSli at Atlantic City, In 1915 at
Portland. Ore., and in 1916 at Dresden,
Germany. Announcement Qt the selec
tions made in executive session was made
, Successful treatment of tuberculosis by
means of X-rays was announced by Dr.
. D. Gibson of Denver this afternoon, in
a paper' read before the National Society
of Psychical Tbereapeutlcs, a branch of
the American Institute ot Homeopathy,
fir. Oibton declared that he had used
his treatment In more than 400 cases In
the last twelvo years, and had been sue.
ctsstul with U per cent ot the patients.
116 gave the assembled physicians a de
tailed, account ot his method and a de
scription of the results obtained.
CHARTER IS SIGNED!
Reagan, Shamp and Metcalfe Refuse
to Affix Signatures to the
MEMBERS' PASS COMPLIMENTS
Chairman Rosewater Praised for
Fairness and Expediting Work.
COPY OF CHARTER GOES TO CITY
Completed Draft to Be Filed with
City Clerk Today.
WHY THEY REFUSED TO SIGN
Too Little Prohibition, Too attuih
Home Rule Too MncU Prohibi
tion, Nol'KnonBh Home Rule,
Three Bolters Say.
With a regular fanfare of compllmtn
tary remarks directed toward each other
and their chairman, the homo rule char
ter makers met yesterday afternoon,
signed the completed charter and ad
journed slno die. Elovcn of thirteen
members present affixed their signatures
to tho instrument nnd two present nnd
one absent refused for various and op
posing reasons. Ono member, unavoid
ably absent, will sign.
Of tho three who refused to sign the
charter, Jolin.E. Reagan's reason was
that there." was too much prbhlblUqn and
not enough homo rule In It. J. W. Met--calfe's
reason. In a letter to tho chair
man, was that there was too little pro
hibition and-too much homo rule. Chnun
ccy L. Shamp passed It up bcqauBt)
tHcro was, lit It not enough labor union.-
, 3a . - , - ,
Ism. -H ' - ' ": "
Shamp and Reagan explained why they
"would not sign. '
'"It la too bad you fellows couldn't
agree with me," said Reagan. "But I
want to eay that every man on this con
vention has given tho work the best of
his judgment ana It's too bad I couldn't
. Shamp said-, several propositions subt
mlttcd by .organized, Jabor jiad been over
looked. Somepf the more Important
things askri)I.by,thot labor organizations,
he said, .hail "been -Incorporated In the
charter, nnd he thanked tho convention
for doing that much.
Iteaftnn Clinnt;c Mlnil.
Prior to the meeting Senator Reagan
said he would sign the charter "If Mayor
Dahlman think It In nil right."
"Wo'it talk - to him," answered E.
The mayor was not In, but was called
on the telephone.
"Will you toll Senator Itcngan exactly
what you think of this homo rulo. char
ter?" Holovtchlner asked, and handed
tho receiver to "Reagan."
V'mft'do- you'thmkiabqutiltT (Does It
sulr yotrr'- Rcagnilnqulrea.iil:"'' '--
"It BiilU) me. I think' it's a: gokd'ehar-'
tec" replied tho jnaj'or.
"Then I'll vote for It." ReRgun de
clared, but later he talked with certain
mejt connected with organised labor and
changed his opinion,, although It 1b con
sidered that he tijay ultimately sign tho
document, as he was instrumental in
having In It some of the propositions he
has urgently advocated for years. A
cony of , tho charter will bo filed today
with the city clerk, and may bo signed
When, tho slgnlnff.of tho charter was
finished CarMIerrlng naked for the prlvN
lege ot speaking. " Ho addressed Chair
man Victor Rosewater, .'
"On behalf ot the members or this
convention." he said, "I wanrHo express
t$ the chairman our appreciation of his
work on this convention. Two things ara
requisite tq the success of a chairman
of an organization of this character. Ha
must be absolutely fair and he must be
able- to expedite .business. You, Mr.
Chairman, havo possessed both theso
qualities. And you have mada the work
pleasant for us.
"Pcrsqpally, and for tho members of
the convention, I want to say that the
chairman's efforts have always been ab
solutely sincere and having beerf asso
ciated with him dally I can truthfully
say that he has earnestly labored to give
the .'people of Omaha a godd charter.
"This charter Js a decided Improve
ment upon the old and I do not believe
it is fair or right that It be criticized for
things which aro read intp It but are
really not there.'
Sny Worked iia Friend.
Chairman Qefalor thanked the
speaker ana, extended to tho convention
nis appreciation of the manner In which
they had co-operated to bring about a
''real home rule charter." Ho said:
"I certainly appreciate your kind
words. When I accepted the position of
presiding officer of this convention. I
believed that we would carry our delib
erations in a peaceable, satisfactory
manner, and we have. We have been
associated as friends and nothing that
has been said here. J believe, was In
tended to hurt the feelings of any mem
ber. No member has desired to treat
another Unfairly. The rules of the con
venllon were not adopted to give any
man, or committee power, and the con
vention now realizes that a central body
Ot men was necessary to fit the separate
sections together and eliminate conflicts
and expedite work.
"We we're delayed at the beginning for
a month or six weeks by the tornado, but
we liave completed tho charter within the
tithe fixed by law. If this charter is
adopted I shall be satisfied with having
helped make Omaha a better, more pro
The eleven who signed the charter were:
Chairman Victor Rosewater, Vice Presi
dent E. Holovtchlner, Secretary Daniel
Horrlgan, J. H. Bennett, W. I. Kler
stead, V. K. Kuncl, Oeorge E. Yager,
Harry Hackett, Curl Herring, A, C. Ken
nedy, F. O. ItoCaffrey. Those who re
fused. James Metcalfe. C. L. Shamp,
John E. Reagan. E. M, Fairfield, who
was compelled to go east two days ago,
will sign the charter when he returns.
Chairman Rosewater presented, as re
quired by law. a preface and a synopsis
of the -charter. In his preface he said:
"In framing this charter we havo en
deavored to Insure to the people ot
Omaha tho management ot their own
City affairs through an efficient govern-
(Continued from page One.)
brawn for Tho TJcVby Pow'elK
DISCORD IN THE CONVENTION
Eastern Cleaners and Dyers Object to
THREATS ARE" MADE TO SPLIT
Easterners 'Would Withdraw from
the Antlnnal' Convention Unless
thp Scasloim Are Held In
pitsenst6n: over the convention Places,
ot .tho: National .JlxsoclaUon.t.JClednofs,
and Dyers threatendt- snjl.t tha or
ganization in two- part "the east against
tho west-. For the last two years the
conventions have been held in Western
cities and many .of the members in the
cast havo threatened nnd aro threatening
tq leave the association unless tho con
vention is brought back nearer thum.
Thero are tew eastern delegates In at
tendance at tho Omaha convention, muny
of the easterners having withdrawn from
actlvp work in tho association when
Omaha secured tho 1913 meeting at St.
Louis last year. "Omaha was too far
west," they said.
The trouble may be sottlcd at tha pres
ent meeting by moving thn 19J4 convention
back toward tho cast. Cedar, Point, O.,
bus, delegates in the field soliciting tho
1914 meeting for their homo town. It Is
probable that that city wilt get It, us
tho westerners desire to keep tho na
tional association together, and all soem
to favor Cedar Point as tho nearest avail
West Is Stronirer.
When tho national body was organized
In 1907 It was practically un eastern as
sociation. Tho conventions wuro held In
far east cities.. In a short time- tho clean
ing and dyeing business began to grow
in the west. Now tho cleaning and dye
ing plantB pf the west aro much larger
than those of the east, the slate und
local associations are stronger and tho
strength- in tho conventions has pulled
the annual meetings awayfrom tho start
ing point of tho organization, -Tho ro
sult has been that the;.. attendance of
eastern men at the conventions has ma
terially fallen off, and oven their mem
bership In tho national body has shown
a decline. At tho- same time tho repre
sentation from jtho territory west Of Chi
cago bus grown rapidly. The association
has increased 63 per cent In membership
since the St. Louis meeting and about
60 per tunt out of that number Include
western cleaners and dyers.
Martin and Oosson on
Executive Board of
CHARLESTON. & C, July 10,-John 8.
Dawson, attorney genora) of Kansas, to
day was elected president of the Na
tional Association qt Attorneys General,
which closed Its annual convention here
today. Other Officers aro:
Vice , prcsldont, John VI. Light of Con
necticut; secretary, Royur C. Johnson,
Members of tho Executive Cqmmlttee
Grant O. Martin, Nebraska, ohalrman;
Charles W4t, Oklahoma; George Cos
son, Iowa, amT James Tanner, Washing,
The association Will meet next year at
the placo and date uhoren by tha Amer
ican liar association for Its annual con
vention. Thirty stdfes were represented
at tho meeting.
The National Capital
Thursday, July 10, 1018.
Currency committee' met but agreed on
no plan for actlqn of a demoeratlc bill.
Lobby commltteo continued taking testimony-
Adjourned at 425 p. in. to 2 p. ni- to
Not In session; meets Saturday.
3g i d d - n r r
SCPto ""i n il ' I
Days More for Ref erendums
Mexican Newspapers ,
Omit All Reports of
Defeat of Federals
MEXICO CITY, JUly 10.-In none of tho
Mexican morning papws was tho defeat
published ot Lieutenant Colonel Rublo
Navarrctu, tho federal commander, by
Vonttslano Carranza. On tho contrary
long roportB containing the most optimis
tic information from government sources.
The nnwunaDern insist' that' General Jtia
uuTn ilVms.'.anotlicK.fcdcrat' leader, thus'
....... )..,, ulffvlif lf nrTAfl nttAI fhn PfWlAl
at Uajan und5HE2iiilip noHlfrwoj?.
clovn, In tho stale of Cohulln, and. has
fought another minor but successful en
gagement to tho east of Monelova.
Tho government plans fpr tho destruc
tion ot Carrunza's armies are said to bo
working well, although It Is admitted that
tho deciding fight will not tako place at
Monolova, as tho rebels aro reported to
General Joaquin Tcllez, another federal
commander. Is reported to havo found no
difficulty In his march to corporate with
LIdutonant Colonel Navarrete.
Tho minister of tho Interior, Dr. Aure-
lano tjrrutla, has authorized all tho
papers tb say thut peace may bo consid
ered ait accomplished fact.
ML PASO, Tax., July la-Juarer forti
fication work continues with the rebels
no closer than for the last week so far
us is known,
United States signal corps men are busy
stringing wires through tho lower por
tion ot El, Paso to connect Cleneral Scott
at Fort Rllss with ull American troops
on border guard duty In tho event ot an
attack upon Juarez.
flattery C, Sixth United States field
artillery, this morning mado a roconnol.
terlng trip along tho boundary. It was
explained that tho battery was only Um
bering up, but heretofore all limbering up
exercises havo been in the open country
sever! miles from El Paso.
Kuhn Brothers Quit
Bank Run is Over
PITTSBURGH, July lO.-Furthcr resig
nations of J. S. and W. S. Kuhn from
all connection with the financial Inter
osta'ln Pittsburgh wero announced today.
Roth the men, who hold the majority of
tho stock ot tho First-Second National
batik, which was closed by the deputy
comptroller ot tho currency Monday,
removed thomxolvos from tho directorate
of tho Colonial Trust company of this
city and W. S. Kuhn took like action
With respect to tho board of tho Com.
monwealth Trust conmany. Conditions to
day havo settled down to normal. The
run on tlu Pittsburgh Rank for Savings
Mas pot resumed today.
CONTEST IS STARTED FOR
ESTATE OF MRS. DE BAKER
LOS ANGELES, Cal., July 10, Theo
doro Frothlngham, a relatlvo ot a for
mer lieutenant governor of Massachu
setts, with a number of other New York
and Now England relatives ot Abel
Steams, a California pioneer, haa begun
a fight 'for a portion of tho 7.000,ooo
tstato left by Mrs. Arcadia ,De Baker,
who, before her death' recently, was
known as the richest woman in southern
California. Stearns, who died In 1ST1, was
tho first' husband of Mrs. Do Baker, and,
according to the claimants, left an in
dividual estate of $1,000,000, which was In.
eluded with Mrs. Do Bakera property. 1
Tio battle started with a petition, on
file In tho probata department pf tho u
parlor court today, In whlolt the claim
ants pray to huvu the present adminis
tration of the estate ousted bnd the heirs
ot Mrs. Do Baker estopped from distrib
uting the estate according to their own
WOUAH CONFESSES ARSON
Mrs, Edith Rigby Says She Fired
Lover Mansion at Norwich.
PLANTED BOMB AT LIVERPOOL
She Says She Tried to Blow V Cot
ton Ilxchnnxe Because MHslness
In Hunt on the LaWr
LIVERPOOL. July lO.-vV dramao con
by a well known militant suffragotle
WrsEdlth Rlgby, wife of a physician at
ivesmn, to the magistrate sitting in nut
pollcp court here. She waa remanded for
Mrs. Rlgby declared It was she who
lust Tuesday burned down tho country
residence at IMvlngton, near Horwloh,
Lancashire, of Sir William II. Lever,
causing damage estimated at $100,000.
Sho further confessed to being tha per
petrator ot the outrage at tho Liverpool
Cotton exchange on July 6, when a bomb
exploded, but caused little damage.
Mrs. Rlgby surrendered voluntarily to
the police. When arraigned today she
gloried In her achievements, saying she
wanted Sir William II. Lever to consider
Whether his house was moro valuable as
a show place than as a beacon, lighted
for the king and tho country to ceo
women suffering an unsupportablo griv.
Text of Confession,
Sho told the magistrate:
"X lighted that beacon. I also placed
tho explosives In the Liverpool Stock dx
change to show how easy It is to procure
them and to place them in public build
ings. I might just as easily have blown
up the Nelson monument.
"I cboso tho Liverpool Cotton exchange
because the cotton industry has boon
built up largely by women's labor. The
merchants aro willing to get power and
wealth out of the labor of women, while
tho women themselves are denied the
vote nnd citizenship. This is, tho first
knock at the door. Under tho 'cat and
mouse act' one of the greatest women of
tho land Is going to be done to death. If
the government is going to kill that
woman this is a warning'."
Mrs, Rlgby has been a member of the
Woman's Social and Political union, the
militant suffragette- organization, for
many years and has taken a great part
In publlo movements to promote the wel
fare of women. She has been Impris
oned five times In connection with the
suffrage movement and was on several
occasions released owing to the break
down of her health, after "hunger
Mnnehenter Ileudauarters Raided,
MANCHESTER, England, July 10. The
police raided tho headquarters of tho wo
men's Social and Political union here to
day and seized everything they could
find, but nc arrests' were mado. Since
tho (llBorganUuv--r of the militant so
ciety's offices In London most of the op
orations have been engineered from here,
All the known militants havo been under
the strictest surveillance for some time
In view of tho visit of King George to
this city July 14,
Tariff Bill Will
Be Reported to the
WASHINGTON, July lO.-Chalnnan
Simmons has called a meeting of tho
finance committee for tomorrow morn
ing with the , Intention ot reporting the
tariff bill to the senate tomorrow. Re
publican members probably wIU not at
tompt any delay. The democrats purpose
to begin the debato Monday and keep the
bill continuously before the senate until
It Is passed. Republican leaders agree
that this probably will be.before Beptem.
Senator Smoot predicted today that
there would b no currency legislation
until tha wlnttr session.
WITH FORMER ALLIES
Report Sofia Haa Taken Initiative
in Asking Intervention Con
firmed at London,
ARMY PURSUED BY SERVIANS
Driven Out of Btrategio Position by
Cavalry of Joe,
LEAVE THE DEAD AND WOUNDED
Defeated Troops Throw Away RifleSj,
Ammunition and Food,
GREEKS OCCUPY A. SEAPORT?
Navnl Forco Takes Possession of Kk
Tala, on Aegean, as Well a the
""VlIey Strnmttsa Franco
LONDON. July lOw-It is officially con
firmed hero that Bulgaria haa taken tha
Initiative ot asking the European power
to try to- end the Balkan war.
ST. PETE 118 BURO, July 10,-Bulgarts,
has placed itself unreservedly in tha
hands of Russia with the -view ot bring-
ing about a cessation ot hostilities In
the Balkans nnd in order tof prevent
further bloodshed, according to art an
nouhcematit made here today apparently
on good authority.
Troops Continue to Retire.
BELGRADE, Servia. July 10. The Bui
garian troops continue to retire closely
persued' by tho Sorvlanj., according ta
oiuciai reports received nere. uu
garlans retreating front Istlp had In
tended to occupy Radovltch, an Import tat
town some miles to the east, but. tha
Servian cavalry drove them out of thttt
strateglo position yesterday. The Bul
garians fled precipitately, leaving tha
dead and -wounded and throwing awM?
rlflos, ammunition and food.
Oreelca Ocenpr Seaport.
ATHENS, Greece, July 10. A Greek!
naval force today occupied tho seaport of
K aval a on the Aegean sea hitherto In tha
nands ot the Bulgarians. Tho Valley ot
Strumltsa has also been taken possession
ot by Greek troops.
France Undertsdces to Mediate.
VIENNA, July 10,-Franca haa undew
taken to negotlato with Servia and Oreec
on behalf of Bulgaria to ascertain what
terms of peace can be- arranged. Tha
French government haa aavteed tha
Greeks and the Servians net to daman
too much or otherwise Bulgaria Is likely
to prefer to take tho chances ,et fighting
out the quarrel.
IDA GR0VG NAfi GUARDED
V V v JEFFlEI&OfeDAVIt
.IDA' GROVB. la., July l.-8ptsolaL)-4
Tempus Meyers, an old soldier of thbt
city, was one of the prison guard, at
Fortress Monroo who stood guard ores'
Jefferson Davis, president of the con
fedorncy, and he is very anxious to learn
If there Is alive anywhere In Iowa op
tho west another man who waa In that
guard, Meyers was-with the-Third Penan
sylvanla heavy artillery and waa sta
tioned at Fortress Monroe. Ha says h
was present when the shackles and hand
cuffs wero put on Davis and that h
fought llko a tiger. Ho says ha remem
bers Davis and all tho Incidents ot hi it
Imprisonment Davis, ho says, waa six:
feet three in his stocking feet, had one
eye and wore a beard that was as white
as snow. Meyers recalls that two other
distinguished prisoners were also unden
his guard, Mr. Clay, secretary to Davis,
and Mr. Mitchell, editor of the Richmond
Dally Nows. Meyers asks that If there
s another living member of the Davis)
guard that he. communicate with hlra.
PORTLAND TRUST COMPANY
GOES INTO LIQUIDATION
PORTLAND, Orp., July 10 Tho filrst
Trust company of Portland closed Us
doors today and asked for the appoint
ment of a receiver. The refusal ot tha
state commissioner of corporations ta
ivsuo It a permit under s new law that
requires trust companies to have a cap4
Hal ot 1100,000, la said to have been tha
causa ot the company's; decision tq
Officials stated that tho trustees ap-t
pointed by the stockholders .wero noitt
winding up the company's affairs They
said creditors would be paid in fulL
The company iwas formed with & cap
Ital of $MO,000, which subsequently was
reduced to $20,000. As a result of tho re
duotlon It waa unabla under the new law!
to continue In business.
It -will pay you handsomely
(o read tho advertisements la
THE BEE, for this (a tho
month 'when merchants adjust
their stocks by clearing out
small and odd lots, things that
havo not sold fast enough, Tha
accumulations aro. Inevitable
In the best stores.
' AH right for you but not for the
merchant who must keep his stock
trim within certain merchandis
Prices generally drp during
these times. ,
Consequently yo! will find
It "wlso to run through the ad,
vertisements from time to
time, for they will enable yon
to buy many things at prices ..
very much lower than those
usually osHed for tho some
styles or qualities,
Things for every member ef the
family, for alt sections of the
home and for the table are now
unoermoat amone thn 4vMiini,
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