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IfaA II WIS j6 V Vol. 19. No. 944; LIONIZED IN LONDO William J. Bryan Guest of British Premier His Tour of the Con tinent is Postponed London William J. Bryan lunched with Premier Campbell-Bannerman today at the latter's official residence in Downing street. Lord Chancellor Loreburn and Secretary of India Mer ley were among those present. Mr. and Mrs. Bryan have tempor arily abandoned their planned con tinental tour and have decided to re main in Great Britain until after the conference of the interparliamentary union, which will open here July 22. They will spend some, time in Scot land, leaving London, July 15. Invi tations have been pouring in on Mr. Bryan and he, and Mrs. ryan are kept busy keeping engagements. " They .were entertained at dinner by Colonel C. J. Bills of Nebraska this evening and will leave London tomorrow to spend the day at the country place of Mr. and Mrs. Moreton Frewen, in Sussex, stopping while on their way there to lunch with Mrs. George Corn-wallis-West. They will return here July 12 in time for a luncheon which Ambassador Whitelaw Reid and Mrs. Reid are to give them at Dorchester house before going to the house of commons to hear War Secretary Hal dane speak on army reform. Secretary Ridgley Carter of the American embassy and Mrs. Carter will give a luncheon July 13 in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan and Mr. Hal dane will give them a dinner the same evening, the afternoon being spent in I he house Gf commons, where the navy budget will be introduced. Lord Chancellor Loreburn will close a week of entertainments with a din ner to Mr. Bryan. SOCIALISTS OF IDAHO MEET Adopt Declaration of Principles and Nominate Ticket Boise, Idaho The socialists have been holding a state convention at Caldwell for two days and were in session until late tonight. They adop ted a long declaration of principles; also a resolution declaring belief in the innocence of Moyer, Haywood and Pettibone, charged with the murder of former Governor Steunenberg. ; The convention nominated a com plete ticket including: For congress E. L. Riggs of Hey burn. Governor Thomas F. Kelly of Cald well. Lieutenant governor J. Schenowitz of Lewiston. Secretary of state J. F. Hutchin son of Burke. There was a sharp contest over the nomination for governor. Vincent St. John was the candidate of. the radical element and came within, a nv votoo.vf beinw nominated. St John A WEEKLY JOURNAL DEVOTED TO POLITICS, AGRICULTURE AND, HOME Lincoln, Nebraska, July 12, 1906 is the man .who was arrested at Burke soon after Moyer and Haywood were taken into custody and was afterward turned over to the Colorado author ities, charged with a murder at Tel luride. NEW CANAL BOARD IS NAMED President Takes Action Made Nec essary by Senate's Stand Washington Because of the failure of the senate to confirm the isthmian canal commission President Roosevelt has named a new commission consist ing of Theodore P. Shonts, chairman John F. Stevens, Governor Charles E Magoon, Brigadier General Peter C Haines, U. S. A.' (retired), Mordeca Endicott, civil engineer, U. S. N., and Benjamin M. Harrod. Mr. Stevens replaces General Ernst, who hereafter will devote practically all of his time to the Internationa waterway commission. Joseph Bucklin Bishop, who was secretary to the old commission and a member, will be sec retary to the new body but not one of its members. 4 The salaries of the members wil continue the same as heretofore. . Mr, Stevens will continue - as chief en gineer, but will not receive any extra compensation for his services as member of the commission. PARIS THRONGED BY AMERICANS Summer Rush at Its Height and the Hotels Are Overcrowded Paris There is no diminution in the number of Americans visiting Paris The registers of the principal hotels seem exceptionally long, even if none but American names is considered The summer rush is at its height and there are instances of hotels being unable to accommodate those who have not applied in , advance. Such tourists belong purely to the trans cient class, but a considerable class is making Paris a place of residence for the entire summer. BIG FIRES IN CALIFORNIA Sweep Over Farming Districts, Doing Heavy Damage Modesto, Cal. Great fires have swept over a large area In this vi cinity during the past two days. Over fifteen thousand acres of wheat, bur- ley and pasture have been destroyed and numerous ranch houses and barns burned. The damage is estimated at many thousands of dollars. DEATHS FROM JULY FOURTH Chicago Fifty-one lives thrown away and 3,551 celebrants maimed or injured, some of them fatally, is the record of this year's Fourth as com piled by correspondents of the Chi cago Tribune. The loss of life almost equals that of Jast year, when fifty nine persons were killed, while every record for the number of Injured wa3 broken. Almost 1,000 more were in hospitals or swathed in bandages than, T on the day following the Fourth last year. n ' That the death list will continue to grow for several days is indicated by a large number of dispatches record ing injuried believed to be fatal. The deadly toy pistol was responsible for a big per cent of the. Injuries and six of the dead. How many of the In jured are infected with the germs o tetanus can not be estimated. INVITE BRYAN AND ROOSEVELT uenver president , Kooseveit and William J. Bryan were today invited to attend the sixth annual convention of the League of Press clubs, which meets fn this city from August 27 to September 1. The former is invited as an author and the latter as a newspaper man and publisher. Pool Rooms Restrained Hot Springs, Ark. A temporary injunction restraining the several poo! rooms and turf exchanges of this re sort from operating was granted Mon day by Chancellor Curl on the grounds that they - were corruptive to youth are harboring places of law breakers and are common nuisances. The poo rooms have been closed for more than a week on a peremptory order- of Sheriff R. L. Williams. The suit was brought by Prosecuting Attorney W. T. Scoggins. May Ship Kansas Flour Topeka, Kan. Leizaburo Shlmizu, Japanese consul in Chicago, is here gathering data regarding Kansas wheat and flour, and expects to make an effort to have some Kansas flour shipped to the Orient. Mr. Shimizu spent a day with F. D. Coburn, secre tary of the board of agriculture, study ing the many documents in Mr. Co burn's office regarding Kansas wheat He will remain in the state a week interviewing grain men, millers and farmers in the wheat belt. Relations Are Resumed London Diplomatic relations be tween Great Britain and Servia, which were terminated by Great Britain three years ago following the assas sination of King Alexander and Queen Draga, were formally resumed this week when King Edward received in audience Michael Milipchevitch, the Servian minister. Planning Big Railway Loan New York Negotiations for an im provement railway loan by French capitalists have been concluded in Paris. No details of the loan have been obtainable so far, but it is gen erally understood that the loan Is for the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul. The sum is variously stated at from twenty-five to fifty million dollars. Made Honorary Admiral Trondlijem. Norway Emperor Wil liam has appointed King Haakon an honorary admiral of the German navy. LIFE - .4- Subscription $1.00 RUSSIA IN REVOLUTION Rumor That Royal Family Is Planning Escape in Case of Necessity, Pitched Battle Fought. St. Petersburg According to ad vices received here from Moscow there are now 20,000 workmen on strike in the city and conditions are hourly becoming more threatening. All of the police and soldiers on duty there have been notified to use the strictest measures to prevent crowds gathering in the streets and to compel all per-, sons who can not show authority to keep off the streets after nightfall. " The situation in the Caucasus is de cidedly threatening and a large de tachment of Cossacks, armed with rapid-fire guns, have been dispatched there on a special train. Many Pitched Battles At Isofka there have been a num ber of pitched battles fought between the Cossacks and the striking miners in which the casualties have been heavy on both sides. It is .asserted in official circles In St. Petersburg that the several grand dukes are taking the most gloomy view of the situation. AH are said to have sent their valuables to Paris and other European centers and to be ready to flee the country at an hour's notice. The rumor is again afloat that the czar has asked that one of the powers send a warship to wait at a conven ient point to take off the royal family in case of a revolution and convey them to a place of safety. Czar's Anxiety Increases Chicago The Daily News' corre spondent at St. Petersburg cables as follows: "The douma, the Soviet and the country at large do iot share in the optimism' of the ministry but consider that the revolution has already be gun and that the only question is where will it stop. Today Warsaw, Tibis, Riga, Kiev and Moscow report strikes, bomb explosions and highway robberies. Life is safe nowhere. In the Kiev and Samara districts the peasants and the administration forces have met in regular battle, the latter being defeated. "The defection In the army Is spread ing. Yesterday a Cossack officer led a delegation of his fellow Cossacks to the douma to protest against interior police service by their forces. The government is now obliged to abandon the mobilization of Cossacks. Even the gendarmes are unreliable. NOTICE Send 25 cents to the Inde- pendent, Lincoln, Neb., and the paper will be mailed to you each week until after November election. For $1.00 the paper will be mailed to seven different addresses until after the election. Send n your subsr.rintions.