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ESTABLISHED JUNE ] J ) , 1871. OMAHA , SUNDAY MORNING , AUGUST 19 , 189L-S1XTEEN PAGES. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. WAS COLD BUTCHERY Officer of a French Q-uisjr Do'cribes the Einking of the Kow Bhnng. GOOD SUPS IN VERY POOR HANDS ThinkB it a Sbarao to Give Such Good Ships to uoh Cowardly Mem TOOMAN'S CAPTAIN WAS A HERO Laid By to Hetcnothe Drowni'g When Ho Might Lave E c..pcd. TORPEDO SENT HIM TO THE BOTTOM M' r Hhipn Thick an lleea Around Ilic fc'n- trance to Hie diluent ; lliirhurH L'c tUU 1'repiircU to ( Itvu 'lliuut a \Viiriu Reception. VICTOIUA , I ) . C. , Aug. 18. A letter just received by a friend In this city from M. Oustav Lefanu , one of tlio officers of the French cruiser Lion , serving for sonic time past on the China station , contains on In teresting account of the story anil Incidents of the Chinese-Japanese war , which had but fairly opened when It was dispatched. The Lion. It will be remembered , was the gunboat Instrumental In terminating the op erations of the Chinese pirates , and she also was the only neutral witness of the sinking of the British steamer Kow Shung , carrying Chinese troops , by the Japanese cruiser Nan- iwu. The latter Incident of the campaign M. Lefanu refers to at some length In his letter. JIo says : "I do not think much of cither the Japanese or the Chinese as sea fighters. It was a shame to glvo gootl ships and modern arms to such a sot of cowardly butchers. The Kow Shung affair It was nothing but cold blooded murder. We fell In with the Nanlwa on July 23. She was under full steam and making great speed , so we naturally Inferred that she had business on foot , and followed her to sco what It was. She overhauled the Kow Shung and two amaller craft , the Naol and Tooman , Juct outside of Shlpu Island , early Ini the morning of the 25th. The Kow Shung was flying- her British colors and so was the Toomaii. The Naol showed no col ors at all , and for some reason the Tooman hauled down as the Nanlwa came along. The Japanese gunboat dropped her anchor when she reached signalling distance and we did the same. T'vo boats were lowered from the Nanlwa , and her\offlcers spent several hours on the Kow Shung , sending boats back and forth. forth.WERE WERE WAITING DEVELOPMENTS. "We wore anxiously waiting developments , but did not expect to see such an action , as much on account of the defenseless condition of the Kow Shung as owing to her flying the English colors. Of course , we knew as well as the Nanlwa that she had Chlne.se troops on board. Fnally the boats returned to the Nanlwa and the Kow Shung went to the lee of the Island and anchored there by order of the Japanese , as we afterwards learned. The next wo saw , two .hours later , the trad ing steamer was under slow steam and the Nanlwn was standing out for the open , cleared for action. There- was not then half or a quarter of a mile between the two , nevertheless , the big cruiser tried some of lur heaviest metal on ( ho captive. Thou she got her torpedoes working and In a few min utes the floating wreckage was all that was loft of the well known steamer. Wo steamed In and lowered our boats , succeeding in pick ing up twenty-three men who were swim ming , two Germans , one Englishman and twenty Chinese. The Japanese were firing at the swimmers lu the water with rifles and Qatllncs when wo came up , but thsn sus pended firing and lowered boats , too , though we did not see them pick any one up. They said the transport was trying to escape , or aho would not have been sunk. The English man we picked up told us she was merely shifting anchorage , so as to , be safe from wreck at the- turn of the tide , and li.-ul sig naled the Nanlwa that she was going to do BO. However , that may be , the Japanese did not distinguish themselves by bravery , as they could very easily hnve headed oft the transport If she was so foolish as to try to get away. "The saddest part of the affair Is that In Hip oxcHjinont the Nacl disappeared. Whether she , too , went under , or whether she escaped wo do not know. The Tooman stood by to rescue the drowning Chinese from the Kow Shung , although she was herself badly crip pled. This drew on her the fire of the Nanlwa , and another torpedo quickly settled licr. The skipper of the Tooman , I think , was an Englishman or an American , so 1 liavo been told. Whatever country he belonged - longed to could be proud of him. He faced the music with not a chance In 11 hundred , Blood by the other Chinese as long as they llu.Ucd and died game. It Is fuld that over 1,001) ) lives were lost In the engagement. Whatever the loss really was , It was nothing but wholesale murder , and If the Japanese do not suffer In the long run It won't be because they do net deserve It. " AS THICK , AS DEES. Later on In his letter M. Lefanu says : "Altogether there were about titty saved from the Kow Shung , Including Captain Gals worthy , the English commander. If he docs. not make It lively for the Japanese through the Urltlsh government ho deserves to lose. The Japanese warships are thick as bees In swarming time around here ( the letter Is posted from Shanghai ) and a small navy Is said to have taken possession of the gulf of I'echltl , I think we- will hear from them In a few days at Tsong-Ha-Wal , at the point of the peninsula and from there the Japanese llci't will probably work up to the Takit forts at the mouth at the Tlin-Tslu. 1 think they will have their work cut out for them. There Is also news of a move oft Wooslng ( at ' the entrance of the rlvrr below ShaiiKhaj ) und the Chinese are Ktrt < nglli < inlng ( heir position there , add ing to the already modern armament some half til do/.fn I'.xtru liuSVy nuns. The Hojuo forts at the atitranco of the Canton river , Iliieamc that w.'ro dismantled by the Urltlsh Hoot In 1S4C , will ulso come In for their share of the work bofoie the end of August. " uvvi : o.u'Ti'iitii ) TIII ; P o Thtm Oeprhcil of tlm Mount of ICntcrhii ; lorcuii ll.irbunt. SAN FRANCJSCO. Aug. 18. Admiral Skcrret , who arrived today from Yokohama , did not huvo much to say tibout thu war. He sayi that the Japanese have about 8,000 noldlera ut Seoul , and that they have forti fied the hllU biirruundlng that place so that they huvo complete imnmand of the town. They Nave also wired all the Sampans nd Bp. trwi un the pilots at Chemulpo , 10 tatt the Chinese cannot effect a lauding there. China's only way to get Into Corca Is to send troops down the peninsula from Man churia. The ndmlrnl , while admitting that so far Japan has the best of the conflict , would not hazard an opinion OR to the out come of the war. During the engagement In which the Kow Shung was mink hi was at Chemulpo , twenty miles away. He says that the firing could be distinctly heard , and the bombardment was something terri fic. The new Japanese minister to the United States , Mr. Kurhio. was also a passenger on the China. lie was taken In charge by the Japanese consul as soon as ho landed and was Inaccessible to newspaper men. Mr. Kurlnn when finally seen declined to maks any statement. He said that when he left the situation between China and Japan was critical. Toklo , however , was to far from the scat of war that he was unable to give any authentic Information. When ho left the Japanese were considering a plan to lay torpcdos to protect Yokohama , but ho did not think the plan would be carried out. .Mr. Kurlno expressed supreme confidence In Japan's success and the righteousness of the cause. JAPAN MAKING UUIiAT PIlljPAKATIUNS Her Army 111 n Very Methodical und TliormiKli Miimirr. SAN FRANCISCO , Aug. 18. The steamer China arrived this afternoon from Asiatic ports. She brings Yokohama advices from August G , two days later than the news re ceived via Victoria on the steamer Empress of Japan. The news advices continue , how ever , to bo of an unsatisfactory character. War having been formally declared , the Chinese ministers and consuls were preparing when the China sailed to leave Japan. The flag on the Chinese consulate at Yokohama had been hauled down and the archives- con veyed to the United States consulate general. It was also reported that all Japanese offi cials were hurriedly leaving China. The Japanese nation Is reported to be affected with a mania for war. So fierce Is the public spirit for war that the constitu tional reform party Is out with a manifesto declaring It to be the duty of the Japanese army to force Its way Into China , to dictate terms of peace under the walls of Its capltol and to display the glory of the Japanese em pire. The constitutional reform party Is a wing of the opposition and Is led by such distinguished politicians as Kusomoto , presi dent of the last Diet , and others of equal re pute. Referring to Japan's formidable prepara tions for war , the Japan Mall says : "Noth ing Is more remarkable abcut the present complication than the quiet , businesslike manner In which everything has been ar ranged by the Japanese. The mobilization of 100,000 men has proceeded as regularly and evenly as a long-established railroad service. Not one Instance Is recorded of men of the reserves falling to report them selves. They have been drafted off to Corea or assigned to their posts In Japan as though the huge work were a little , evcry-day task. Now , as I write , over thirty transports are conveying soldiers by thousands to Corea without a hitch or seem ing dlfllculty of any kind. Moreover the troops already in the peninsula have been working steadily and Industriously , so that the little kingdom Is already furnished with a very complete service of telegraph. The last prlc was to have been put up and the last wire stretched on the evening of August 1. " But notwithstanding the Japanese govern ment's new facilities for getting Informa tion , the Japanese public Is kept In Ignorance of the state of affairs In Corea , as the gov ernment neither publishes anything Itself nor allows newspapers to do so , except such news as meets with Its approval. When the China sailed It was definitely known In Yokohama that there had been a naval engagement dur ing which the transport Kow Shung had been sunk , the government having been unable to longer suppress the facts , but that was all that was known to a certainty. There were rumors that a portion of the Japanese fleet was blockaded by the Chinese and that the Japanese had lost one or two vesesls. There were also reports that the Japanese had been victorious In a land engagement , but no par ticulars could be had , There was a general Impression , however , that fighting had been going on at several places since July 23. The Tien Tsln correspondent of the China Gazette says : "Wo hear from Coren on good authority that a great deal of sickness pre vails among the Chinese tnnps and that they are hanging themselves by dozens In despair of their surroundings. The Japanese , also , are In a pretty bad plight , n great number of them having died , and Illness Is still rlfo In their camp. But the death rate Is very much higher among the Chinese. " HOW WAIt WAS 1) ICO I. A It HI ) , Text of the Mllmdo'x I'rorl inmtlon Olllcl- iilly Opcnlni ; Hostilities. VANCOUVER , 11. C. , Aug. 17. Additional news of the war down to August C , two days after the formal declaration of war by the Japanese government , Is received by the steamer Empress of Japan. War was formally declared August 3 , the proclamation being received with every token of rejoicing throughout Japan , offers of men end means coming from all corners of the empire , The formal declaration of war. as pub lished In the Japan olllclal gazette , reads as follows : We , the emperor of the empire of Orcat Japan , having nfcendcd the throne by virtue of lineal succession unbroken for ages eternal , fully assured of heavenly aid. do announce to nil our brave and loyal subjects that we hereby declare war against China. All our ofliclnlH und ofllcers , with n view to the carrying out of our Intention , should devote themselves to warlike matters or to carrying on the wnr against China , nml In all respects try to further the national object. They nro desired to leave nothing undone , but , on tlio contrary , to use every means to this end within the limits of their re spective olllces In a manner not prejudicial to International law. Over twenty years have now elapsed since , our accession to the throne. During this tlino wo have consistently pursued thu policy of peace , belnir Imbued \\lth the sense of undcslrublllty of being lu ntrnlncd relations with other nations , and have always directed our otllclals diligently to endeavor to promote friendship with all the treaty powers , Fortunately , our In- tercourKe with the nations has continued to IncrAnPO the Intimacy , Contrary to our expectations , however , every act of China toward this country In connection with the nffulrs In Corea has beini opposed to the principles that should govern tlm relations between friendly na tions and hnn dccn n. breach of good faith toward Japan. JAPAN INTRODUCED COREA. Corea Is an Independent country which was tlrst induced by Japan to open Its doom to foreign Intercourse and to take Its place among the nations of the world. Yet China has always described It an her ter ritory und hus botli openly and tccrctly In- B comFace. . ) MORTON IN THE RACE Talks of the Prospective Political Fight in Now Yo k. NOT SEEKING THE P/RTY LEADERSHIP Will Acoipt , However , if it Appears Best for Republican Stcojai. WHAT IT MAY MEAN FOR THE FUTURE May Make Him a Presidential Poss.bility in Ninety-"ix SAILED FOR HOME SATURDAY MORNING His lli-ulth Not Mitlnfii < : tciry , but 1'rlctidH Ueclare tlmt It Will > 'ot Interfere \ilth Any Political 1'atli He .May llvalro to I'ollmv , ( Copyrighted 1S3I by Pros * Publlslilns Company. ) LONDON , Aug. IS. ( New York World Cable Special to The Dee. ) Levl P. Morton , accompanied by his two younger daughters , sailed by the steamer Normandle this morn- Ing. I had a long conversation with him yesterday In Paris , but he said he could not discuss the question ot his acceptance of the republican nomination for governor until his arrival in New York. Until then , he says , It would bo Improper as well as use less for him to express any opinion , either as to the general political situation or as to his personal Intentions. He did say , however , that If , as Is represented In many letters re ceived during the past few months , It ap pears on his arrival In New York that his candidacy would be considered best In the In terest of his party , he might not feel Justified In refusing. He thought that on retiring from the vice presidency ho had obtained finally freedom from active participation In politics. When I suggested that election to the gov ernorship this fall might lead to the presi dential nomination In 1SDG ho observed : "That Is a question that must be left to the solution of the future. " AS TO MORTON'S HEALTH. Regarding his health , he said that It Is now entirely satisfactory to his family as well ns to himself. Since the operation on his foot In January he has been quite as well as for years previous. This seemed to mean that the operation was successful In remov ing both the causes and the consequences of his trouble. It began from an Ill-fitting boot and was aggravated by a mistaken treatment for gout. When Its real nature was discov ered , after an abscess had formed on the toe , two operations were necessary , the toe being finally amputated at the second Joint. He spent the early summer with his family In London , and , as I cabled you In Juno , the reports at the time of his serious Illness were unfounded. When I saw him theni he had been at the state ball at Buck ingham palace , the night before , and was pre paring to go to Gravesend to attend a recep tion on the United States cruiser Chicago. For the past two months he has been travelIng - Ing through Germany and Switzerland with his family , but he did not , as has been re ported , take the baths at Hamburg. I asked him If ho had seen Mr. Frank Platt In regard to the governorship. He said that Mr. Platt Is now on this side ot the water , but he had not seen him. Mr. Platt has not been In Paris. Mr. Morton looks In quite as robust hsalth as when he was 'In Washington and he walks with only slight evidence of lameness. THINKS MORTON THE MAN. James Varnum , who was the republican candidate for attorney general In ISS9 , Is In Paris. He has long been a personal and political friend of Mr. Morton and has b = en with him much during the past week. Al though Mr. Varnum was president of the convention at which Fassett was nominated three years ago , and Is a strong friend of the latter , he said today that It would be unwise to rmominato Mr. Fassett and that Mr. Mor ton would bo a stronger candidate this year. MALLARD SMITH. HUSH IIAIMUS : : Eviction of Tenants This Winter Culculiitcd to Vrmiilui u CrlHlH. . ( Copyrighted 1S94 by Press Publishing Company. ) LONDON. Aug. 18. ( New York World Cable Special to The Ues. ) The Irish leaders are extremely alarmed about the outlook In Ireland the coming winter , owing to the rejection of the evicted tenants bill by the House of Lords. The Paris funds will be available for the support of the evicted , but the danger arises from the feeling of exasperation through Ireland against the lords , and the conviction that they are de termined to ilef.at the evicted tenant bill In this Parliament. The resentment of the evicted may drive them to commit crime In some places. Irish Secretary Morley might then bo compelled to take such action as would render him so unpopular that the Irish party could no longer support the gov ernment. To Increase the tension , the land lords are arranging an eviction campaign when the winter sets In. Ifthis Is carried out , disorder will bo sure to follow , despite all efforts of the leaders to pacify the people. The chief hope of avoiding a dangerous situation lies In the effect of a report agreed on today by a parliamentary select committee declar ing that tli ; Intentions ot Parliament In passIng - Ing Gladstone's land act In 1SS1 have been frustrated by the decisions of the land com mission and of the appeal court judges and recommending the passage ot an amending bill rectifying the defects of the former measure and giving clear effect to the Inten tions of the legislature , so that the courts cannot defeat them , The land act passed In 18S1 aimed to give practical fixity of tenure , free sale and fair rents. Tenants were empowered to apply to land courts for a revision ot rents and rents BO fixed wora termed "Judicial rents. " The act was amended In 1SS7 to extend Us Kcope. As amended It provided that the land commission , having regard to differ ences In prices affecting agriculture , should determine without application what altera- tlons ought equitably to be made in judicial rents. l.yoii * Mile Murliut Artl\ < > . LYONS , Aug. IS. Thr silk market U tre mendously active In view ot the passage of the United States tariff bill. Dig orders have been placed at Yokohama for raw silk to be worked up for the United States. Itcllcloiiii Itlolit at HeiruHt. 11ELFAST , Aug. 18. The cclsbratlon of the feast ot the atsumptlcn has been the occasion lor a scries of riotous demonstra- | OD In thU nitv. T1'6 ' disturbances began by a mob of natlpnnllits , who first attacked and bent a party of Protestants and then vented thelrAwrntli upon Protestant property. The extensive linen factory of Mather & Hunting was" almost wrecked. The residences of a number of Protestants were attacked and more or less damaged , riiitcis : TIII ; IOLAU uiitcu : . Now .Swedish Noi-tlirrn It llroid ; n Mint Important Trunk Mm > . ( CnpyrlRhtcil , 1SH liy th Arxoclntcd Profs. ) STOCKHOLM , Aug. IS. The new North ern trunk line of Swedcrf has now been com pleted. It was dcdlcatnl to King Oscar a few days ago , and nt the same time opncd for public traffic. King Oscar made the speech of his life upon'this occasion. The festivities surpassed anything seen In this part of the world at a similar event and will go down to posterity as an epoch In Sweden's history. The railroad Just completed- connects ' at fioden , near the gulf of Dothnla , with the northernmost railroad In Sweden ( and In the whole world ) , running from the seaport of Lula up to the Gelllvara Iron ore mountains , forty-seven miles north of the polar circle. This road has been In operation for a couple of years and tuny be consldorjd as the end piece In the connecting of railroad of a length of about 1,250 mites , which passes from south to north , through the whole length of Sweden. This Is n longer distance than from Berlin to Rome. Nordland needs the railroad , as may be seen by the fact that this Swedish province provides no less than 20 per'cent ' of the entire lumber supply of the globe , or more than Canada , and almost twice as much as the United States. The enormous Gelllvara mines are situated In Nordland. These mines , the largest In the world , are con sidered capable of supplying the present de mands of the whole world , as regards Iron ore , for centuries. The cost of this northern part of the Swedish railroad net has been about 350- 000,000 crowns. This Includes the rolling stock. The tenth International Americanist con- grebs has now been In session five days , and will end Its lectures tomorrow. Lectures have been delivered on subjects embracing many Important questions In regard to Amer ican history and geography , archeology , pa leography , linguistic , etc. The United States had several representatives present. The American Geographical society of New York and the Geographical Soolety of the Pacific of San Francisco were both represented , the former by Prof. Burke 'Of ' New York , the latter by the duke of Loubat of Paris , France. I.nun Would Itu ItuUeil In Japan. LONDON , Aug. 18. The Japanese legation has not received any news from Japan tend- ° lng to confirm the report that an imperial decree has bscn Issued authorizing the rais ing of a Japanese loan ot f50.000.000. It was stated at the legation that In the < jvent of a loan being required It would be entirely raised In Japan ; that It would not be placed upon any of the European markets. A Merlin dispatch quotes the Vossischc Zeltung as warning German financiers against the proposed Chinese loan. To contribute to the Chinese , says the editor , money to sup port their course agaln.s' ? ' civilization Is un heard of. The report that/.Vrmany might side with England In giving possible moral sup port to China Is not credited in Berlin. The German foreign office Is following a policy of 'absolute neutrality. Forrst I'lrcs In Urltlsh Columbia. VANCOUVER , B. C. , Aug. 18. Disastrous forest fires have again broken out in the Slogan mining district. Tuesday night a fierce gale swept down the canons and fanned the smouldering embers Into raging flames. The buildings of the Noble Five and New Deadman mines were in the path of the flames and were destroyed. Itu < iRltiii Admiral MurdcriMl. ST. PETERSBURG , Aug. 18. Admiral Rasvlsoff , In command of the naval forces at Cronstadt , has been shot and killed by a discharged employe , who fired upon him with a revolver while lie was driving from his office. The assasslii .then blew out Jils own brains. Prriu'h Consul Wiis Drowned. CARACAS , Aug. 18.--Tho steamer Con- flanzo sank In the Orinoco on August 12 , and Frustuk , French consul to Clndad , Bo livia , was drowned. Ten Casi'H of Cholcru lit Itlgn. ST. PETERSBURG , Aug. 18. Cholera has broken out at Riga. Ten cases are reported by the authorities In that place. Xomlniiteil for Cougrraa. MINNEAPOLIS , Aug. . 18. The fifth dis trict democrats have nominated Oliver T. Erlccson for congrsss. . Servian C'ablnut I BERLIN , Aug. 18. The Frankfurter Zeltung says that the whole of the Servian cabinet has resigned. Kulllr Uhli-f Imprisoned. PRETORIA. South Africa , Aug. 18. Chief Malobera and 300 of hU followers have been Imprisoned here. BTJKOLAKS AND THEIH , BOOTY. Thlovrs round with .lourclry und Valuables Stolen from II. .S. IliiU'ri Kiixldeiiee. Officer Mike Drummy made a lucky cap ture Friday night and landed two bnrglars In Jail who were still laden with their booty. The officer was patrolling Ills beat near Twelfth and Howard directs when ho saw two suspicious characters sneaking down the alley back of Rocco'e commission house. Ho ran around and hauled the men cff. When he attempted to place , them under arrest they made desperate fight for lib erty , and one of the , men threw a large bundle away. Tho-pflfcer managed to sub due both men and eent them to the station. Ho found the bundle In a back domvay and took It tof'the police headquarters , where It was tpyned and found to ccntaln about $200 worth , of .Jewelry , razors , purses , silk goods , etc. ! Tie ! silks were marked "Florence ftUfJe Hall , " and some stolen papers4 ; were fourtd on the prisoners marked "R. ' 8 , Hall , 2 10 Farnam street. " The men gave tlm names of Charles Comellng and Georgu 'Harncr. The pollco think that the name. * tare assumed and that the prisoners are old-time burglars , Acting Captain Qrineby detailed a couple ot his men to go to-'It. Bf Hnll'u residence and sett If he had lost anything , No one was at-home , and from neighbors It was learned that the family was out ot the city on a visit. The panel of one of the doors had been broken and the house was rilled from top to b'ttom , the burglars evidently taklngi their time to complete the job. Drawers had been pred | open and the con tents scattered about the roomn , and nearly everything of value taken. Yesterday Captain Mostyn telegraphed the facts to the family , and Mr. Hall Is expected home soon to file charges against the thieves. It Is qulto evident that the burglars were Just coming away frJm Hall's house with their booty when they were itUoovereJ and bv Officer Drummy SOLID FOR M'COLL ' Douglas County Republican ! Pledged nnd Instructed to Vote as a Uuit. 108 VOTES FOR THE MAN FRCM DAWSON Lively for.imbo ! for Soata in tbo Baud Wagon as it Pa'sod , WEAK TACTICS OF THE MAJORS MEN Their Efforts to Avoid Instruction Painful to the Interested Spectators. CLOAKS TOO 1IIIN TO BE OF ANY AVAIL Ilcnoliitloii4 I'loils'iiK ' the Onmlm Contingent to Support the .Man from Lexington Currh'il by n Ucclsho Miijimty Detail * of tlio Convention. The republican county convention choose delegates to the state convention assembled at Washington hall yesterday afternoon at 2:30 : o'clock , and , after an exciting session lasting two hours , selected 108 delegates to the state convention , which meets In this city next Wednesday. The delegates were Instructed by formal resolution to vote as n unit for J. II. Mac- Cell for governor and every man selected to attend the state convention accepted the position with the full und complete under standing that a majority of the men who selected him were MncColl men. There were some disturbing elements In the convention. While the .sentiments of Douglas county Is for MacColl , a number of men who are personally for Tom Majors managed to get Into the convention by representing them selves ns MacColl men. Once In the conven tion they made every effort to disguise their feelings toward Majors. Under the leader ship of such men , as Peter Schwcnk , C. L. Chaffee and Sam Macleod they endeavored to thwart the will of the republicans of Douglas county. Their work was , howcvar , entirely too coarse and the convention dropped to their scheme at once. The purpose of the disguised Majors men was to prevent the adoption of any resolution Instructing the delegates to the state con vention to vote for MacColl. They protested entirely too much that they were all Mac- Cell men , but that they wanted to go to the state convention without collars around their necks or gags In their mouths. Their spe cious pleading won over n few MacColl men from the country , but it did not deceive the majority. And so , If any of the Douglas county dele gates desert to Tom Majors they do 1t through treachery to the majority which selected them. It was 2:40 : when Charles Unltt. chair man of the republican county central com mittee rapped for order und requested all -delegates to hand In their credentials. After some little delay Chairman Unltt launched Into a few remarks , In which he assorted that the position occupied by Doug las county In the state convention practi cally enabled the county to name the candi date for governor. He provoked applause by claiming that the overwhelm ng senti ment of the delegates he was addressing was In favor of the nomination of J. II. MacColl , but he warned the convention that It would bo dangerous to cram Its senti ments down the throat of any republican. SKIRMISH FOR CHAIRMAN. At 3G5 : C. L. Clmffeo was Introduced as temporary chairman , nnd on motion of B. II. Robinson , II. M. Waring was elected tem porary secretary. There were no contests , and the list of delegates as handed In to the secretary , was approved. B. II. Robinson nominated D. II. Wheeler for permanent chairman. Peter' Schwcnck of the Seventh ward at once chipped In with an amendment making the temporary organi zation permanent. Hero was a chance for an argument. Schwenk claimed the right to put hits amend ment. Ho did so , and although from the sound the Wheeler men were clearly In the majority , Schwenk declared his amendment curried. Instantly there was a row. A score of men were on their feet clamoring for n roll call. Schwenck was not disposed to grant It , but was compelled to. The roll call resulted as follows. For Chaffee , CO. for Wheeler , US. Mr. Wheeler took the chair and eulogized Jack MacColl , declaring that he was a man of the people and for the people , II. M. Waring was made permanent secre tary without a dissenting voice. J. A. Tucker of the Sixth ward was made assis tant secretary. Mr. Livingston of Chicago precinct offered the following resolution : Whereat ) , In unity there Is strength ; nnd Whereas , The republicans of Douglas county , by a very large majority , have ex pressed themselves In favor of the nomina tion of Hon. J. II. MacColl for the olllco of governor. Resolved , That the delegates chosen to represent thlH county In the state conven tion arc hereby pledged and instructed to cast the entire vote of Douglas county no a unit for J. H. MacColl through the chair man of the delegation until a majority of the delegates shall decide otherwise , and In that case a majority ot said delegation Hhall select another candidate and the entire - tire vote of the delegation shall be cast In accordance with such decision , through Its chairman ; and further Resolvc'd , That a majority of the delegates present at the state convention shall cast the vote of all absentees. BROUGHT ON A FIGHT. II. E. Palmer was on his feet In an In stant with a protest. He alluded to the fact tlmt ho hud been a republican ever since the party was organized , had always voted the straight ticket , and had never asked for an Office. In consideration of all these things he believed that Douglas county's delegation to the state convention should not be bound by Instructions , Ho didn't want the delega tion to go with a halter around Its neck. Ho claimed that personally ho had not told a living man whether he was a MacColl man era a Majors man , and for this reason he thought that the effort to enforce "a gag law" aliouhl not succeed. Mr. Livingston defended his resolution. Ho Introduced It , ho > ald , with a profound belief that the Douglas county delegation , acting as a unit , could not only name the candidate for governor , but the entire ticket. Then Mr. Livingston recalled the disgraceful scenes en acted at the state- convention at Lincoln two years ago , when a number of delegates were treacherous enough to violate their solemn pledges to vote according to Instructions. This allusion to the effort of the Majors con tingent to break away from Crounse two vears ao _ made Ernest Stuht arise from hla THE BEE BULLETIN , Weather for Omah.i and Vicinity Iticre-Rlni ; CloutihiL'SH : Variable Wlmlv Page. 1. Krcnoli Crltlrliin of Chlncic Sailors. Let I I * . Morton Is In the Itaee , Douglas County liistriH'tn fur .MitcColl. Hmperor Teats Kmprror , ! i. Tariff Tinkering Untied for thu Minlnn ! < ilolin Ai'liliK , IMItor , Is Dem ! . IteiitM Iliiit I'ullm.iti Uxueled , Suite 1'eileratlon of l.atior. : i. Iteimhlleim OiillonK In South Dakota , I'opt Hold Their Comity Contention. DoiUu County IN Divided , t. Last Week In Oimihii Soel.il Clreh'ft. Sights anil Scenes Inan I'riiuelseo. 8. Some London Slngn ( Icmlp. Iteiuly for the SaeiiBerfeMt. Thurntoii Itllles Can Drill Soue : , Too. DatlH Held for Mnrdrr. U. Council lllufTs Loeiil Mattern. l-dieiiioiit'M : ( irhiilHlomt ( Jtiarrles. 7. ( Jiilney Takes Another from Omaha , /meter After /.linutcriimii'H I'l.irr. lluriit'ns Itiieers MiiUiiiK Nmv Iti-eord ) . Tennis Cltiti Iteady for It.s ( IiicstH. 8. What Some NohlnVonifii Have Done , ICehoed fiotu the Ante Itoom. Aiiiong the l.oeal Churches. 1 ( ) , "I.otml n , " liy Kmlle.ohi Conclusion. Preparing to Aliiindon the Typutvrltrr. 11. Woman ! Her U'uyn und Her Uorld , Siimluy at the I'eiiltcntliii-y. IU , IMllorlal anil Comment. 13. Carpenter on Unreii'H I nultal , HilHti-ail on I're.stdciitlal Service. CoiiKrcH.'iloiial IteportcrH anil Their Work 14. One Xtght on UaHlilngtoirH Monument. lr > . Condition of Oinah't'it ' Local Trade. Commercial anil I-'Inanclal Ne . Live Stock MarUetH Itevleivcd , 1(1. Weekly Urlst of Spouting Otmslp. place In the gallery and howl defiance at the speaker on the floor below. Stuht attempted to extenuate his action , but ho was cried down by the shouts of derision that came up from the delegates below. Chairman Wheeler pounded on the table and told Sluht he must keep quiet or bo put out of the hall. Captain Palmer moved that the resolution be laid on the table and the roll call was or dered. The motion was lost by a vote of SO to 71. Chapman of the Ninth ward then en tered another protest. He claimed that the "free nnd white" delegates to the state con vention wanted to go for Jack MacColl , but ho kicked against the record clause of the resolution which gave the delegation power to select another candidate If MacColl could not be nominated. C. L. Chaffco said the resolution was a cloak for a scheme to run In a dark horse. Palmer said ho was not opposing Mac- Cell , but ho wanted It understood that Omaha had two more candidates that she wanted to see nominated. Chairman Wheeler asserted that Omaha was more Interested In the nomination of a governor than In the nomination of a lieutenant governor or an attorney gen eral. SHORTENED THEM A LITTLE. Taking advantage ot. a lull In the storm C. L. Chaffee moved that the obacttanablo second clause be stricken out , so that the resolution should read as follows : Resolved. That the delegates chosen to represent this county In the state conven tion are hereby pledged nnd Instructed to cast the entire vote of Douglas county UK a unit for J. II. llucCnll , through the chair man of the delegation , until a majority of the delegates shall decide otherwise , nnd that a majority of the delegate ! ! present shall cast the vote of nil absentees. After a great deal of confusion ChafTeo heroically announced that ho was ready to swallow the biggest kind of gag. He said everybody In the Seventh ward was en thusiastic for Jack MacColl. They all wanted to go to the state convention and die with Jack MacColl , but they didn't want to die with great , big , bad tasting gags In their mouths. Therefore ho wanted to with draw his amendment to the resolution. Captain Palmer was exceedingly plpased with this. He ass.rtcd with cheerful assur ance that the convention would vote the whole resolution down. Mr. Rosewatcr obtained recognition and stated that It had been the general practlcj of a certain class of Omaha politicians to set up straw men for the purpose of knocking them down In the state convention. Ho knew whereof he spoke , when ho declared that there \\ero a lot of Majors men In the convention In disguise , claiming to bo for MacColl. These men were asserting that Rosowat r had been planning to run In a dark horso. For himself , Mr. Rosewater stated that thcro was not one particle of truth In this. It was his firm conviction that If the resolution was adopted MacColl would bn nominated on the first ballot. Therefore , he renewed tlio motion made and withdrawn by ChafTeo. Mr. Rosewater's motion was received with cheers and In the general confusion Sam Macleod , perspiring with the proud consciousness that he was about to score a tremendous hit , asked Mr. Rosowatcr If the latter would support the republican state ticket from top to bottom after it had been nominated. Tha crowd waited with expectancy while Mr. Rosewater - water arose and quickly asked of Macleod : "If John Rush , for Instance , should be nominated for the legislature next full , would you support him ? " There was no mistaking the tone of the wild yells of derision directed toward the luckless Macleod , Ho was unable to stand up under his own confusion and sat down more hastily than ho hud arisen , Mr. Rosowater's motion to amend the resolution was adopted with but tow dissent ing votes. Then Palmer and Chaffco excitedly called upon the convention to vote down the amended resolution and please let the dele gates go to tlio state convention without "thoso gags. " They overestimated their Influence , for tlio resolution Instructing the Douglas county delegates to the state convention was adopted by a vote of SO to 74. LIST OF DELEGATES CHOSEN. The next question to bo nettled was the apportionment of state delegates to tlm sev eral wards and precincts. W. F. Dechcl moved that the delegates bo nsxlgncd on the basis ot seven for each ward , In the city ot Omaha , eight for South Omaha , two for each country precinct , ono at large for each ward , one at large for South Omaha and ono at large for the country precincts. The Seventh warders refused to he satisfied with any such arrangement. Mr. Clmffeo affected to eco In Itcclicl's motion a deeply laid scheme to do up somebody or something. He muved to amend the motion by allotting eight delegates to each ward In Omaha , ten to South Omaha and two to each precinct In the county. Ilechil accepted the amend ment und thu convention let It go , After a _ reat deal of confusion , which continued for half an hour , tlm delegations were finally made up and rind as follows : First Ward John H. Duller , II. 0. Cole , Jonathan Edwards , S. I , Gordon , Vf. II , ( Continued on Third Page. ) FRANCIS JOSEPH TRUE Emperor William Props's a SigniCoant Toast at nn Army Banquet. AUSTRIA'S ' EMPEROR A FAITHFUL FRIEND Fasbionab'o Eorlii ; Comas Out to Coa the Flower of Gorman/a Army , RtLATIONS WITH rRAC ! ARE IMPROVED For All That the Qa-.ih Would Ao.opta Ohauco to Aveiigo Tkmiolves. CHOLERA CONTINUES TO MAKE INROADS Herman Sympathy Is with .litpau but for Commercial lEcifioiiH It U Thought Kent to Alii I lie Chliicito rinmicliilly. ( CnpyrlKlilril , 1SM ! , liy the AsKocliltcil Press. ) BERLIN , Aug. IS. Emperor William' * first public appearance In llerlln since hla re'urn from England occurred today , when he reviewed the garrison on the Tcmplchoft parade grounds. For the Hist time Kmperor William had the whole house troops , a niag- nlllccnt body of 30,000 men , together. As usual , the whole of the fashionable world of Ilerlln witnessed the review , and many for eign princes and high military olllcers , with the flower of Cierman soldiery , were present. His majesty this evening gave a banquet at the state palace * . I'otmiam. During the coureo of the banquet Emperor William pro posed a health to the emperor of Austria. In offering the toast the emperor said : "I drink to the heaMi of Kmperor Franz Josef , faith ful friend and ally. Hurrah for his majesty. " The toast was received with enthusiastic cheers. It Is stated that the arrest of Schove on August 13 , who was wanted for larceny , and who IIrod upon and wounded two of the of ficers who pursued him , was a most Im portant capture , made In accordance with the arrest of seventy other persons , all of whom are said to bo desperate anarchists. These arrests , according to report , frustrated a serious anarchistic plot which was to mature today , and which was sjioclally "directed against Emperor William. FEELING TOWARD FRANCE IMPROVED. The visit of the emperor to the ex-Empress Eugenie , after the recent review of the troops at Aldcrshot camp , England , Is the theme of general press comments. The uni versal opinion Is that the relations between Germany and Franco have been much Im proved , mainly owing to the"emperor's various thoughtful ac s of conciliation. At the same lima the newspapers recognize that Franco has not abandoned her desire for revenge - venge , should a favorable opportunity offer .Itself. The chclera commission Is sitting again In 'order to consider the serious news that the scourge has not only spread to E.ist and West Prussia , but a couple of genuine cases have been found at Cologne. In East Prus sia the new towns affected are Johannlsburg , whcro there has been over fifty deaths , and Lick and Allenstcln. In West Prussia , Althot and Thorn arc among the towns whcro chol era now exists. Although there Is sympathy hero with Japan , the financial und commercial com munity favor n loan to China as a safe Investment which Is likely to give Impulse to German trade with China. Rear Admiral Warner's beak "On the Navy" Is creating a sensation. The admiral declares the navy suffers from such a total lack of organization that In foreign coun tries it Is held to bo valueless , a state ot affairs for which he holds Chancellor von Caprlvl responsible. He complains that from reasons of false economy the flags of Ger man vessels are diminutive , requiring glasses to ECO them at any distance , while the small est American , French or Russian craft , the writer asserts , carry gigantic flags , which Impress the people. Hlackburn , Tcrrusch. Walhrcdt , Janowsky and Ilerger are all booked for the Interna tional chess tournament which Is to toke place at Lelpnlc In September. FORTUNE HUNTERS' OPPORTUNITY. A local dispatch announces the Impending arrival In Ilerlln of Miss Helen Carroll , who Is described as a wealthy und pretty heiress , and adds that all the German fortune hunters are consequently preparing for the war path. Colonel Korwlrso of Louisville , Ky. , la hero to place before capitalists and otheru the project of a new canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific In place of both the proposed Panama and Nicaragua canals. The latest government report fchows that eight persons have died from leprosy , thrco of them slnco Wednesday , In the dlsttlct Of KonlgEhorg , and ten pcrsonu. the report adds , are now suffering from the disease. ISAISMAliUH .U/iMIOI/K.VK MINSlNfl. Suddenly DlitiippriirH from Chftyeimo und Ills rrUunlH IVur foul 1'luy. CHEYENNE , Wyi ) . , Aug. 18. There ha been much speculation hero over the mysterious disappearance of Melbourne , the "rainmaker. " Ho came to Cheyenne three years ago with his brother , John , and at once commenced "rnlmnaklng" c.tpcrlmentu , Ho left here February 19 lust , and has not been seen or heard of since. When ho left ho appeared to bo In good spirits over the prospect of computing u contract for tlm production of ruin In Luramlu county. It lias been suggested that ho may have been killed by bunco titcercrs In Denver , but the theory of sulckln finds some credence. When ho left for Denver It wits understood that ho was going to purchase tome apparatus for iibo In his profession , und that ho would bo back on tlio following Monday. .i.v/j Nu.ii.ii'n. Tire Alua Alrct llnrnliln llriilln by Acci dent In KIIIISIIH. ATCIIISON , Kan. , Aug. 18. ( Bpoclal Telegram - gram to The lleo. ) ( leorgu und William Lea of Hall's Station , Mo. , met with u horrlblo accident near Geary City , a small station a few miles north of here , last uvcnlng. The men had boon running a traction cnglno threshing In a field near by , and In going ta another field were compelled lo cross a small wooden brldgu , The structure wan a frull one , and when halt way across It guvo way and men and engine fell to the bottom of the gully , a distance of flftgen feet. George Leo was Instantly kllleil , one of the wheels strik ing his chest and cruHhlng It to a pulp , Wil liam Lee was BO badly ccaldcd that ho died In great'agony BUVLTU ! hours later. Hot1 * were young men , aged 2Q and 23 yturu.