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OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 1(5, M14--TWELVR PAGES.
On Trains ana at
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COURT PUTS STOP
TO FEEDING GRAFT
IN COUNTY JAIL
Says Sheriff McShane Cannot Hold
Up County for Hundred Dol
lars a Day.
ENTIRE IAW UNCONSTITUTIONAL
County Commissioners Again Have
Authority to Let Contracts for
VICTORY FOR LOCAL OFFICIALS
Two Legal Battles Carried to Su
preme Court by Them.
SHERIFF RAISES HIS DEMAND
Attorney Indlente AVI11 Incrense
Demand from Fifty to Seventy
Cent Per Prisoner, Ile
lyln on Olil Statntc.
The supremo court of Nebraska has
put an end to Sheriff McShano's 60 cents
per day charge for feeding each prisoner
In the county Jail known as the "Jail
In a decision handed down yesterday
morning the court declared the entire law
relating to jail feeding passed by the 1907
The Jail feeding situation now stands
Just where It did In 1877, when a law was
passed to tho etfect that county commis
sioners should pay to sheriffs not exceed
ing 75 cents per day for feeding each pris
oner. The opinion leaves tho whole mat
ter to the Judgment of the county com
missioners, not only of Douglas, but
of every other county In Nebraska.
llnnrri to Decide Cont.
"As I understand it, this decision allows
the county commissioners to pay what
ever price for feeding prisoners they
may consider JUBt." said Joseph T.
Votava, who, with Attorney Myron L.
learned, prosecuted tho suit for tho
county. "It is a completo victory for
Douglas county." Mr. Learned is absent
from the city.
Members of the ixxird of County Com
missioners expressed themselves as moro
pleased with this decision than with any
other event within their term of office.
They declared their reason was that their
efforts to protect tho taxpayers from an
extortionate charge which, together with
his salary, would have allowed Sheriff
McShane to draw nearly $100 a day from
the county's treasury, hod been criticized
and misrepresented by Sheriff McShano's
Influential friends Including two Omaha
Ths final victory was won after tho
supreme court had twice decided suits in
the sheriff's favor upon a rehearing ot
the last case. Members of the board also
feel that tholr action in refusing to pay
Sheriff McShano's charges pending the
hearing of the motion for a new trial is
amply vindicated. They were attacked
by the sheriff's champions for spending
the money to fight suits forced to trial
by the sheriff while the motion for a new
trial was pending.
"This is a victory worth while." said
County Commissioner John C. Xynch, who
(Continued on Pago Two.)
Young Man Hanged
for Murder of Girl
PARIS, Ark., July 15. Maintaining his
innocence, Arthur Tillman, 22 years old,
was hangod in tho Jail yard hero today
for the murder of his sweetheart, Amando
Stephens, 19 years old, whose body was
found burled In an abandoned well at
Delaware, Ark., last March.
Tillman was carried from his cell. He
knolt in impassioned prayer on' the trap
door for fifteen minutes before the Hang
ing, In the prayer which was uttered
loud enough for' the witnesses to hear.
Tllllman asked forgiveness for tho trial
judge, whom he Bald was responsible for
the death of an "innocent boy," and for
the sheriff who conducted the hanging.
A company of mllltlaim formed a
circle about the Jail all night, the of
ficials fearing an attempt by Tillman's
friends to rescue him.
Forecast till 7 p. m. Thursday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs nnd Vicinity
Partly cloudy with possible showers;
Temperature nt Omnbn Yesterday.
fi S a. m 75
E 9 b. m 80
10 a. m 85
T U a. m 81
1Z m 88
1 p. m 90
2 tl. tn fll
E 3 p. m 95
D -I p. in 90
w Bp. m 91
6 p. in 91
7 p. m 93
8 p. m 99
Comparative Locnl Itecord.
1914. 1913. 1912. 1911.
Highest yesterday... 96 101 72 87
Lowest yesterday 73 77 66 t
Mean temperature 84 89 W 78
Precipitation T .00 .10 T
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal;
Normal temperature 77
Kxcess for the day 7
Total excess since March 1 297
Normal precipitation 13 men
Deficiency for tho day 13 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1. .14.49 inches
Deficiency since March 1 1.63 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1913. 1.81 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period. 1012. 7.40 Inches
Reports rrom Station at 7 p, m.
Station and State Temp. High- Rain,
of Weather. 7 p. m. est. fall.
Cheyenne, partly cloudy 82 S6 .00
Denver, rain 82 90 .oi
Dea Moines, clear 90 94 .00
Dodge City, clear 9 102 .00
Lander, clear 84 92 .00
Omaha, partly cloudy.... 93 m x
Pueblo, cloudy 86 92 .00
Rapid City, clear 86 94 .03
Bait Lake City, pt. cloudy 84 84 .0)
eanta r e, clear 78 84 .02
i-herldan. clear 82 84 .00
pioux iny, clear w vi .01
alentlne. partly cloudy.. 94 9S .00
T' indicates trace of precipitation,
,1 A. WELSH, Local Forecaster.
BUTT NOT EMISSARY OF POPE
Late Aide to President Taft Freed
from Ministerial Slander.
MR. TAFT EXPLODES SENSATION
Point Out Knlnlty of Clinme Mndc
nt Knnina City Convention of
the Sontliern Preshy
Heading In The Bee the Associated Press
account of tho Presbyterian assembly
South, held in Kansas City, C. V. Lcppcrt
of South Omaha was struck by what
seemed to him an unfounded statement
about the lato Major Butt Intended to re
flect upon tho Catholic church, and to
satisfy himself wrote a letter of Inquiry
to former President Taft, the letter and
the answer being as follows:
"SOUTH OMAHA, Neb., June K.-Mr.
"William H. Taft: Hon. and Dear Sir
Enclosed find a clipping which needs
attention. Apart from the religious phase
of the reported controversy, which pecms
to pervade tho discussion, there Is a
glaring accusation against the late Major
Butt as being an emissary of tho pope of
Rome to American voters.
"Of this subject, there Is no doubt, you
know more about It than any living
American. From you, therefore. It ap
pears only proper that tho correct In
formation should be asked.
Text of (lie AcctiNiitlon.
"The accusation seems somowhat brazen
to us Americans, owing to the fact that
In politics wo brook no outside Interfer
ence. While tho accusation appears so
stupidly absurd, it will bo gulllbly re
ceived by a great many In our country
who are not sufficiently Informed. From
you then, may I ask tho final word In
tho matter. Kindly approve or disap
prove the truth or falsity of this charge
made by the Southern Presbyterian
church In general assembly at Kansas
City, and specifically mado by Dr. J. A.
Smith: 'An edict from tho pope was
found on tho body of Major Butt, who
died on the Titanic, commanding all
Catholics to vote for a candidate other
than Woodrow Wilson In the presidential
"By replying to this letter you will dis
pel many doubts one way or another:
also, you will do an Inestimable favor to
the noblo character of him who is ac
cused of bo very unamerlcon act; and
llkewlso vindicate n large body of our
fellow American citizens from such false
insinuations and openly wanton accusa
tions. Thanking you In advance for the
reply, I am very truly yours,
"C. F. LEPPERT."
Mr. Tuft's lte.pl y.
TOINTE-AU-PIC, Canada, July t
My Dear Sir: I have your letter of June
35. The statement made by tho South
Presbyterian church and by Dr. J. A.
Smith is utterly unfounded. Major Butt
was my aide, was 111, and went abroad
on account of his health. He had no of
ficial relation to anyone. He went to
Rome becauso Mr. Millet, his roommate,
was going there . as a director In tho
American Art school In Romo, to which
$1,000,000 had been given, and lie was
returning with Mr. Millet. I believe he
visited the Vatican, as he did other
places of Interest. The statement that
an edict from the pope was found upon
Major Butt's person Is utterly unfounded,
for the reason that his body was never
found, nor were any of his effects. In
other words, the statement Is falso from
beginning to end, and I wonder that a
church or a minister of a church, who
ought to be careful In giving currency to
statements of any character without the
slightest foundation, should be respon
sible for this.
"You are at liberty to make such use
of this letter as you choose. Slncoroly
yours, WILLIAM IL TAFT."
French Court Orders
Records Asked For
by the U. S, Held
PARIS, July 15. The French courts to
day ordered Henry Munroe & Co., tho
American bankers, not to send out ot
France tho books and papers demanded
by the United States customs In connec
tion with the case of Miss Mary A. Dolan,
a dressmaker of Brookllne, Mann., whose
Imported dresses wero alleged to have
been undervalued. The caso has aroused
great Interest and caused a sharp con
troversy In regard to the operations of
the United States treasury agents abroad.
and Kills Himself
SAN FRANCISCO, July IB-Decoying
his sweetheart, Miss Alice Wallace, Into
a private booth in a cafo at an early
hour today, George Maustln, a sailor of
the United States cruiser West Virginia,
shot her through the body and then
killed himself. Miss Wallace has slight
chance of recovery. Austin, who just
returned from a cruise alleged that the
young woman had been receiving atten
tions from other men.
New Haven Shares
Drop Below Fifty
NEW YORK, July 15.-Urgent selling
of the New Haven shares which declined
to a new low record on the stock ex
change at 49?i at mid-day, was attended
by a considerable unsettlement else
where In the stock market.
PRICES OF REFINED AND '
CRUDE OIL ARE REDUCED
NEW YORK. July 15. The Standard
Oil company of New York today an
nounced a reduction of 15 points In all
grades of refined petroleum for export,
making cases 10.75 cents per gallon;
tanks, . 4.75 cents, and refined at New
York and Philadelphia, 8.25 cents.
PITTSBURGH, Pa., July 15.-Further
reduction In the price of crude oil wa.s
announced here today, following being
the new prices: Pennsylvania crude,
11.70; Mercer black, 11.27; New Castle,
J1.27; Cabell, 11.32; Somerset, J102. The
reduction In Pennsylvania was 5 cents
a barrel, and in the other grades 3 cents.
Corning and Ragland were unchanged at
11 and 70 cents, respectively.
Nine Conneotedi5wfffr & Widen
Company Convicted in Chicago
FIRM ORGANIZED IN 1901
At First Did Legitimate Business
and Later Swindling, it is
ONE MAN COMMITS SUICIDE
Takes Poison on Mother's Grave
When Charges Are Brought.
NEW TRIAL WILL BE ASKED
Corporation Clnlmeil to He Able o
Kind Ai'l Hidden liy Ilnnk
rnpt Virata mid Collected
CHICAGO, July 15.-Tho closing chap
tor In the Barr & Widen case, Involving
charges of obtaining an aggregate of
Jl.OOO.OjO by fraudulent uso of the mulls,
was written In tho United States district
I court here today, when nlno defendants
connected with tho company wore con
victed. The firm was founded In 1901 by
James Barr and Joseph Widen as tho
Parr & Widen Mercantile agency, and at
first did a legitimate business. Barr
dropped out and Abratn H. Prccman and
Frederick Wendler came In.
The firm was accused of duping cred
itors of bankrupt firms by stating that
it could recover hidden assets. In this
way they received large premiums from
persons all over the country, but recov
eries from bankrupt firms were practically
When tho government brought its
charges Widen committed suicide, taking
poison on his mother's grave in a St.
Louis cemetery. Those convicted today
wero Abram H. Freeman, superintendent
ot agents, Chicago; Frederick Wendler,
general manager In the St. Louis office;
Charles F. Day, Kansas City; James T.
Mlnehart, Robort B. Pender, Pittsburgh;
Joseph Stevens, Kansas City; W. W. Fel
lers, Kansas City; J. H. Worman, St.
Louts, and Joseph Flnkleman, St. Louis.
Prceman and Wendler were declared
by the prosecutor to bo the chief offend
ers. The others wero employes.
A motion for a new trial will be argued
tomorrow and until arguments are heard
no sentences will bo imposed.
Nurse Accused of
Killing Partner to
Get Life Insurance
0AN JOSE, Cal., July 16. Evelyn J. Rlne
hardt, a. nurse, sought for the alleged
murder of her companion and partner,
Mrs. Kathleen Bluett, was arrested hero
today on a warrant Issued In Placer
county. Miss Rlnohart Is charged with,
having killed Mrs. Bluett In order to
collect her life Insurance.
The two women conducted a hospital In
Auburn, Placer- county. Last January
while disinfecting clothing Mrs. Bluett
suffered burns and died. Shortly before
that she had taken out three life Insur
ance policies aggregating $15,500. The will
named Miss Rlnehart as sole heir and
Miss Rlnehart took the body to Reno
for burial, although Mrs. Bluett's
relatives lived In Alameda, Cal. They did
not learn of the death until three months
Three thousand dollars was collected on
ono policy, but tho two other companies
delayed payment until they could Investi
gate. Their suspicions were aroused und
the body was exhumed. The marks of
tho burns were still visible, but the ex
amining physicians did not think they
were sufficient to account for death, and
accordingly the ' brain and viscera wero
taken to San Francisco for chemical
analysis to determlno the suspected pres
ence of poison and a warrant for Miss
Rlnehart was sworn out In Auburn.
The woman was arrested at tho apart
ments of R. I. Klnkald, a rancher, to
whom, she says, she was secretly married
last year. A baby was born to her sev
eral weeks ago and Is still In the care of
Mr, Vogel and Mrs,
LONDON, July 15. The marriage of
Martin Vogel, assistant United States
treasurer at New York, and Mrs. Albert
Lewlsohn of New York took place today
In the registry office of the Cocent Oar
After tho ceremony a wedding break
fast was given at the residence of Sir
Charles Henry and I..dy Henry, tho
bride's sister, In Carlton Gardens. Among
those present wero Ambassador Walter
Hlnes Page and Mrs. Page, Baron Read
ing, the lord chief of England; David
Lloyd George, chancellor of the ex
chequer; Mr. and Mrs. John 8. Henry,
the Misses Lewlsohn, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
Lewlsohn, Judge David I.eventrltt and a
few other personal friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Vogel left for the con
tinent later In the day on their honey
moon trip. They Intend to return to the
United States about tho middle of August.
LONDON. July 15, Two militant suf
fragettes today made a violent attack
on the Right Honorable Thomas Mc-
Klnnon Wood, secretary of state for
Scotland, as ho was leaving his resi
dence. The women were armed with
heavy horsewhips with which they struck
Mr. Woods several tlmis across tho
shoulders. They wero arrested.
W0LFFE GIVES UP ATTEMPT
TO SWIMJHE CHANNEL
BOULOGNE. July 15.-Jabez Wolffs,
English amateur long distance swimmer,
was forced by a lislnt wind and sea
to abandon his attempt to swim across
the English channel today.
Drawn for The Beo by Powell.
MOOSERS FALSIFY BOOKS
Hundreds of Men Wrongfully Reg
istered at Oakland, Cal,
SIX CLERKS ARE DISCHARGED
Three TlionHunil Cases InreMlKnted
to Ilnte mid Store 'lb nil n Third
Are. Vnlnely Designated ns
Progressl res on Hooka.
OAKLAND, Cal., July IBHaving
purged his payroll ot six registration
deputies and turned over to tho district
attorney of Alameda county what infor
mation he had about them, B. Cook,
county clerk, resumed today reading let
ters sent him In answer to 15,000 queries
malted out to check up tho accuracy ot
his registration lists.
When his office opened today Cook had
tabulated 2,900 answers. Of this number,
about one In three, exactly 1,006, reported
their affiliations as otherwise than reg
Some, Cook asserted, were bullied or
cajoled into registering against their de
sires. Others, ho said, registered prop
erly, and the clerks changed their regis
tration after they had signed tho roll.
Most of the altered or irregular registra
tions, he said, were from books opened
on ferry boats plying to Snn Francisco.
The question also may be raised whether,
when the boat was out of Alamcdo
county, any registrations should have
been accepted. All tho 16,000 letters sent
out were to persons registered as progres
sives. Frightened Bull
Climbs to Fourth
Floor of Apartment
SAN FRANCISCO, July 15 -An unruly
bull broke loose from a bunch ot cattle
unloaded early today on the emburcadero
here and dashing through tho down town
business district, with a vaquero In full
chase, galloped up Nob hill Into the
thick of the fashionable apartment
Terrified by the chase behind him,
and bewildered and Infuriated by the
street traffic, the bull turned abruptly
off Pine street and butted Into an apart
ment house hallway, shivering tho door
In his plunge.
Onco Inside there seemed no turning
back, and to tho amazement nnd terror
of the tenants, ho kept on tip threo
flights of stairs, butting in doors when
ever the turns" wore too sharp.
On tho fourth floor the vaquero cornered
the bull, but It wus necessary to back
him Into a woman's bed chamber boforo
he could be turned around and led down
Girls Quit Work When
Calliope Plays Tango
BURLINGTON, la., July 15. When tho
calliopes on the excursion steamers piny
tango music the 200 girls employed at
the Mississippi Pearl Button company's
factory refuse to work. This Is the basis
for an injunction filed by Molr Bros to
day to restrain calliope music on steameri
during working hours. The plaintiffs also
seek damages In tho sum ot J.VX) for loss
of tho services of young women em
ployes. The National Capital
Wednesday, July IB, 11)14.
Met at 11 a. m.
The fight over President Wilson's
nominations to the federal reserve board
Senator Sheppard introduced a bill mak
ing It a criminal act for interstate public
service corporations and others to loan
money to federal officials.
Met at noon.
Bills on the calendar were considered.
Representative Townsend's charges of
high finance In the' Wabash-Plttsburgh
Terminal railway were heard before the
Consideration ot the general deficiency
A bill to regulate the diversion of the
water from Niagara Kalis for develop
ment of power was favorably reported
by the foreign affairs committee,
The bill for relief of settlers on Irriga
tion projects was set aside In favor of
Will David Get- Goliath?
WANTED - Al FLOOltKMAN;
MUST HE SOBER. STEADY,
WILLING AND HAVE EXPERI
ENCE IN PACKING HOUSE.
SALARY. 23 A WEEK. STATE
AGE, EXPERIENCE.' REFER
ENCES AND LAST PLACE EM
l'IYED. ALL ANSWERS CON
FIDENTIAL. Tor fnrthtr Information about
this position, sta the Want Ad
Section cf today's Das.
M'ADOO ANSWERS BARTON
Department of Justice Looking Over
Missouri Pacific Branch Bonds.
REVIEWING THOMPSON'S OPINION
lllcliiird Metcalfe on Ills Way ItnoU
o Nelirnska to Take I'art In
II In Primary Caniiinlsrn
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, July 15.-(8peclal Tel
cgram.) Secretary McAdoo In response
to a houso resolution Introduced by Rep
resentative Barton of the Fifth Nebraska
district, Informed tho speaker today that
he would recommend that tho solicitor
ot the treiiHiiry make another report on
tho debt ot enarly $4,000,000 which tho
Conltrnl Branch of the Union Pacific
owes the United States government.
Secretary McAdoo's letter showed thnt
tho railroad In question,. wl.'Irii now
owned Jjy tho Missouri Pacific, and which
runB from Atchison to Watervllle, Kan.,
"Irt Indebted to tho United States, as
shown In the public debt statement of
June 30, 1914, in the sum of S3,G21,0E9.'J9."
Secretary McAdoo stated that although
requested to do so "the present owners
of tho railroad have not mude any re
ports upon its business subsequent to tho
closu ot tho fiscal year ending June 'M.
Mr. McAdoo's letter closes by saying:
"I recommended that the solicitor of tho
treasury prepare the case for submission
to tho present atornoy general for re
consideration ot the opinion of his prede
cessor." When W. T. Thompson of Lincoln was
solicitor of the treasury he recommended
to Attorney General Wlckersham that
the case bo prosecuted. Mr. Wlckersham
refused to act on the recommendation In
Met on Wny Ilnck.
Rlchord Leo Metcalfo expects to return
to Washington a little beyond tho mlddlo
of next month, tho nominee of tho dem
ocratic party of Nebraska for governor.
"Met" ndmllted thlB ns he swung on a
westbound train for the homo state to
night, and ho really looked ns It ho
meant what he said.
Illll to ISxtend Time.
Through the unremitting efforts of Con
gressman Klnkald of tho Sixth Nebraska
district and others Interested In the meas
ure, tho hill to extend the period ot pay
ment under reclamation projects was
taken up for consideration In the hours
shortly before adjournment this after
noon and an arrangement made whereby
the bill will have the right of way at
tomorrow's session Immediately follow
ing the reading of the Journal.
E. L. Bark of Omaha, business partner
of Representative Kept of California, Is
the guest of Mr. Kent In Washington.
The president today nominated Francis
A. Gallagher to be postmaster at Walnut,
la., Ienora Pardy for the office at Col
man, B. D., and A. J. Llttlg at Flan
dreau, S. D.
ALWAYS DOUBLE MORAL
STANDARD SAYS DOCTOR
MILWAUKEE, Wis., July 15.-The Wis
consln eugenics marriage law and the
teaching of sex hygiene In the sclwols
precipitated a clash of doctors ce-itlfy-lng
before the State Vice commission
here this afternoon.
Dr. II. M. Brown characterized the
eugenlo law as "absolutely absurd," par
ticularly condemning that section wnlch
requires the examination of men only
"There has always been and Klways
will be a double standard of morality,"
Dr. J, M. Beffal attributed small fam
ilies to present economic and Industrial
conditions. He laid the downfall of girls
to physical exhaustion and worry.
TO ESTABLISH NEW COUNTRY
Dr. Buokley Here in Interest of Ma
sonic Territory in Africa.
GOVERNMENT BY FRATERNITY
IleKiilnllon of Affnlrn of New Do
mnln t He Kill I rely Aroonlinn'
(o 1, 11 ith Now Operative
with the Order.
A strango nnd curious flag, different
from any other national banner ever
seen In Omaha, will probably he hoisted
temporarily over tho Paxton hotel, or
some other public building here, as the
result of the vlwlt of Dr. Edward Buck
ley, M. D,, who registers from Chicago,
Tho novel flag Is orango In color, with
a circular plane of blue, upon which are
a squaro and compass, enclosing a five'
pointed star, all In while. It Is tho flog
ot th newest nation and the only nation
on earth ot Its kind, Dr. Buckley says.
He cnlls It the Masunta republic, of which
he Is the founder and first president,
"Yes. It sounds like a dream. I admit,"
he says, "And It was tho dream of my
life for twenty years. But now I havo
planted tho flag of the Masonic nation
on a largo portion of West African land,
which Is unclaimed, or, nt least, of un
settled ownership, and I have established
a purely Miisoulo government there."
Running down tho west const of Africa,
there Is a strip ot senconst 300 miles long,
between the southern boundary of Mo
rocco and tho north lino ot Spnnlsh ter
ritory. That Is tho coast lino of Dr.
Buckley's Masonic nation, according to
his statement, and It extends east Into
tho Interior ns far as tho Sahara denort,
and south to the Kongo region. Its
prlnulpal port Is Agidlr, three days from
London by steamer.
ExpeelM Mnny lniiiilKrnntN.
"Some day," the president and promoter
of tho strange government asserts, "there
will be 1,000,000 families of foreign Masons
living there, and producing, under" the
conditions of irrigation that are possible,
all the mml-troplcal fruits needed to sup
"Tribal law and Maaonlo law will gov
ern the nation," - he explains, "It will
be absolutely neutral, a friend to nil
states and the enemy of none, solving tho
deadlock that has long existed over own
ership of the territory. I have explained
my scheme to ministers of all the great
powers, nnd havo obtained virtual recog
nition from most ot them, Including the
United States. My plan of government
has also met with tho npproval of tho
Moorish chiefs there, all ofwhom aro
"The Masonlo republic will give
Masonry a common moetlng ground," Dr.
Buckley declares. "Thnt Is its object,
for so far our great order has hail only
the strong tie of fellowship and brother
hood to hold Masons of all nations to
gether, and a Masonic nation will
strengthen and cement the bond."
Promoting Cause Here.
He says' ho is now In tho United States
to promote his now nation among the
various Masonic Jurisdictions In this
country. He also desires to secure three
naval cruisers and arrange to organize
an army of 2,000 men for state purposes
only." ns the nation would never lie nt
war. Ho expects to carry the natlo-f'
flag of the Manonlc republic through the
Panama canal on a Masonic cruiser in
the psrnde of nations next year to tho
Ran Francisco exposition.
Chicago Receipts of
Wheat Break Record
CHICAGO, July 15. Twenty railroads
from the south and middle-west poured
a continuous stream of grain Into Chicago
today, setting a new record for a single
day'H twheat receipts here. A total ot
1,153 cars representing 1,260,000 bushels,
were received. Approximately JI.OCO.IOU
will be paid the farmers for tho day's
The onormous receipts exerted no In
fluence on tho market, however, a de
cided increase In price being recorded
Instead of the docllne which might have
been expected to follow the new record.
The Inference by some grain dealers
was that the railroads, testing a possi
ble strike of engineers and firemen, were
seeking to move as much as possible
of the crop before the labor situation
reached a crisis.
AS GCO CHIEF;
Provision President Presents Long
Expected Document to Cham
ber of Deputies.
IT IS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE
Name of Dictator Cheered by Mem
bers of Parliamentary Body
and Spectators Present.
SENDS FAMILY TO VERA CRUZ
Other Relatives and Close Friends
of Despot Leave Capital on
PARTY GETS ABOARD AT SUBURB
Two Military Trains with 800 Sol
diers Precede Refugees.
REBEL GENERAL TALKS LITTLE
t'onnerer of OJInnim, Jiuirec, Chl
Illinium nml Torreon Wishes
"Traitor" Would Slay
M13XICO CITY, July 15. Vtctorl
ano llucrta presented his resigna
tion ah president of tho republic to
tho Chamber of Deputtea this even
ing through tho department of for
olgn relations. Tho resignation was
roforretl to a committee aftor It had
Tho deputies and spectators who
flllod tho gallorlcs shouted "Viva
Tho commltteo will report back to
tho chambor nnd tho question of
whether tho resignation will bo ac
cepted will then bo decided.
All members of tho Huorta cabinet
havo tendered their resignations.
Sends Family to Const.
At 10 o'clock last night tho fam
ily ot Preslden and relatives and
close friends loft tho capital for
Vora Cruz aboard a special train. Tho
train was composed of threo sleepers
nnd a bagggo car. Running ahead
of it were two military trains carry
in 800 men. Following camo an
others military train with 500 troops
Tho family or General Blanquet,
minister of war, also loft on tho spe
cial. Tho party boarded tho train at
Villa Do Guadalupe, a railroad sta
tion about flvo miles from Mexico
City. Only a fow person . wero awnro
of their dopurture.
JUAREZ, Moxlco, July 16. "I would
much prefer that Hucrta had remained
In the chair In Mexico City unutll wo
could get our hands on him," General
Villa said today in Juarez, when he
lcumeil ot Iluerta's reported resignation.
"That Is the comment I caro to mnko
on the subject," ho added. "I am a soldier
of my country and do not caro to ex
press my opinion ot tho traitor's resigna
tion." A military band played martial airs out
side Villa's headquarters as the news ot
Hucrta'a resignation was spread about.
Villa will remain on the border two or
three days, It was said today at his
headquarters here. An Informal request
has been mode that he visit Bl Paso
on the American .side of the American
line, but while neither army nor civil
pfflclalii and have any obpectlons the
matted was dropped.
Arrive nt Orizaba.
VERA CRUZ, July 16.-Two special
trains, conveying the families qf General
Hucrta and General Blanquet and others
from Mexico City to the coast, are re
ported to have arrived at Orizaba at 9
o'clock this morning. From that point It
Is believed they proceeded to Pucrta,
Mexico, where they should arrive to
The Dutch cruiser Kortenaer, which for
several days had been in dock here, left
at 10 o'clock this morning. Its destina
tion was said to be Puerto Mexico. Tho
belief that General Hucrta and his friends
Intend to board tho Dutch warship was
strengthened by the fact that Its cap
tain went to the capital soon after his
arrival and that tho cruiser sailed with,
Traek Not Itelald.
Colonel Izunzn, commanding the federal
troops at the gap, said today that ths
laborers were grading the roadway along
the torn-tip section of tho tracks, but
that his orders were positive not to allow
a single rail to be laid.
Brigadier General Funston ordered
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The Dancing Craze
is playing its part in the revo
lution of attire, lust as the
automobile did before it.
Certain stylos In shoes, in
men's clothing, in women's
frocks nre demanded bv thin
Before you go away for your
vacation you will want to be
sure you have the right things
in your trunk.
Not necessary to waste a lot
of time looking around.
Just take tho advertising col
umns of The Bee and seo the
fund ot Information they have
in thfa Ininnrrnnr silnlAjr
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