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5 ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871. OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MOKNING, JULY 1, 1903-TEN PAGES. SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS. 'Jf , 1 V r Y GATHER FOR COUNSEL! Leaden and Rank and File of Iowa Repub licanism All at the Convention. NO PATRONAGE OR OFFICES TO FIGHT FOR Present State Officers, but One, Conceded Benomination Without a Contest. 3NLY RIPPLE IS OVER THE PLATFORM Ho Beal Contest Over This, aa Tariff Plank it Already AgTeed Upon. CUMMINS PLEASED BECAUSE HE WROTE IT Other Side la Sattafled Decease The? ay It Embodies Tbelr Views oa the Mnch-Ilecned U a rat Ion, (From a Staff Correspondent.) DE8 MOINES, June 30. (Sjec!al Tele gramsAccording to the present outlook tha republican atate convention, which meets here tomorrow, will be simply a gath ering of the party lead era for cnunHel with the representatives of the rank and file. Nearly all of the 1,446 delegates will be fSreeent and. Judging- by the advance guard, will be a stronger body of men In point of rack and ability than la usually seen at such meetings, especially when there Is really no patronage to divide and no Issue to be fought out. The program1 haa been mapped out by the big men who have con stituted themselves the pilots of the party. Senators Allison and Dolllver, nine of the ten republican congressmen. National Com mitteeman Hart, Secretary of Agriculture Wilson, Director of the Mint Roberts, to say nothing of leaser lights, hold the reins and ..are pulling tbem in unison. It Is perhaps aa strong a cast as appeared at the mem Arable Cedar Rapids convention two years ago, but tha action of the play is sure to be dull and heavy by contrast. All tha state officers whose terms expire with one exception are conceded renomlna tlona by acclamation. The pulling and hauling between different headquarters of competing candidates Is entirely absent. The bitter fights for control of committees and representation In the party organiza tion are not In evidence. The only ripple on the waters is the alleged difference of opinion as to the precise wording of the platform declaration on tariff, trusts and reciprocity. Even this has ( been greatly magnified and will probably be played up by the distinguished correspondents of east ern newspapers who have come here all tho way from Washington, when as a mat ter of fact, whatever the resolutions com mittee reports, and It will report a plat form already drafted, will probably go through wlthoot dissent. Mo Disagreement Whatarct. "Tou can say," said George D. Perkins of Sioux City, who will preside as tempo rary chairman of the convention, "that there la no, disagreement whatever on the to"'pilnt of thw blatform, that Is tosay those planks bearing on national Issues.. It haa been gone over carefully by all the leader and has their approval." The tariff plank, on which Interest cen ter, haa been kept in strictest confidence by thoae to whom It haa been entrusted. Governor Cummins knows It by heart, word for word, and rattles It off occasionally to visitor who stand In his confidence, but he li careful to recite It so rapidly that his auditor will not remember the verbiage, "The proposed tariff plank Is perfectly ac ceptable to me." said Governor Cummins to ma this afternoon. "It ought to be sat isfactory because I wrote every word of it. I wrote it on the Wth of April, just as It Is and it will be adopted without change or . emendation," Batata tor Compromise Story. It is worthy of note that the date given by the governor for the framing of this clause Is Just two days prior to tha tour 'J (Of President Roosevelt through Iowa on hla way from tho Tellowatone park to the St. Lou's exposition. Governor Cummins accompanied the president aoross the state and was In close conference with him dur ing most of the trip, and In all probability told tha president then what had been don In the way of formulating the plat form along these lines. It Is probable that th story that the president waa a party to the compromise reaU merely on this xounaation. Ther I considerable talk about dissatis faction among those who have been op posing th "Iowa idea" with tha new plank. I asked Congressman Lacey what ne thought of It and he said: "It is aim ply an adaptation of th declaration In our last national platform, or rather the old plank of our own platform with the shelter clause left out. I will be satisfied with it. although H Is riot as I would have written It. It is not as Senator Allison would have written It, nor even aa Governor Cummins would have written It If left to himself, Th same Idea waa expressed by Editor Lafe Toung, who has been an outspoken opponent of the "Iowa Idea" from the start "The governor has found it necessary to abandon th extreme position he took and com bark to the old republican doctrine. W certainly ahall regard It as a vindica tion of the position we took." From these opinions It may be gathered that after tha platform Is promulgated both aides will claim a victory over the other and that each will feel free to read Into his own version of the controversy. In thla connection It may be Interesting to quote another well known obacrver of public af fairs in Iowa who naturally prefers to have his Identity undisclosed. Game of Dual Throwing. This whole thing,", he declared, "is the biggest game of dust-throwing that had been played In many a year. The whole fght for and against the Iowa !da has been made on a buncombe basis, chiefly for advertising purpose on the part of those conspicuous in it and to divert public at tention from state issue that come directly home to the people. Two year ago Gov ernor Cummins waa nominated as the re sult of a vigorous light against the old machine, which had come Into dlacredlt be cause It was thoroughly oorporatlon-rldden and subservient to the railroad bosses. While the governor may not have given any direct pledges he was the beneficiary of the anti-monopoly sentiment among Iowa republloana and secured his nomination in spite of all the railroad could do to pre vent It. Two year ego th people of Iowa were on the verge of a righteous outbreak against railroad tax evasion and corpora tion domination. The Intervening time. however, has been cleverly utilised by tha allroad politician to smother th burning ember by shooting off pyrotechnic In other direction that go up Ilka rocket and come down aa sticks. In this gam iCunUaued oa Fourth Fag.). "VISIT DRAWS TO AN END failed Saea Enrepena Bqaadroa Mill Son Ball from Kiel. KIEL, June 30 -V. the United Itates European tquan., -cl la draw- tstates European sq in to an end. The last if the Im- (j '-illern perlal standard were fired a Balled for Eckernfoerde this m.. company the emperor and empress night after the finish of the finish v cruiser yacht race. The emperor started for Eckernfoerde on board Meteor at 7 a. m. The empress was on Iduna, which also started for Eckern foerde. The American naal officers will attend a series of receptions on board the German war ships this afternoon. The fourteen-oar cutter of the German turret ship Kaiser Wllhelm II beat Chicago's twelve-oar cutter today In a race over a two-mile course, covering th dis tance in twenty-three seconds better time. The winning German cutter on account of having an extra pair of oars started four seconds sfter Chirago'a boat and finished eight seconds ahead. Kaiser Wllhelm Ill's cutter is the cham pion of the German squadron and won a cup from twelve other German fourteen oar cutters yesterday. The crew, which was In excellent training, challenged the beet boat of the American squadron, which was Chicago's, the winner of several competition In Mediterranean porta this spring. After about a mile and a quarter of the course had been covered the nose of the German boat drew level with the stern of Chicago's boat and evenutally Inch by Inch passed the latter and pulled away. The Americans kept up a losing race most manfully, but they continued to lose ground until the finish. The United States squadron sailed t 6 p. m., today from Kiel, all the German ships saluting and the American' replying. The flagship, Kearsarge, Chicago and San Francisco will go through the Cattegat, stopping at Kallundborg, Demark, for two days. Machlas will go by way of the Kiel canal to Brunsbuttel, and thence will rendexevoua with the other American ships south of Bplthead. The squadron will arrive at Portsmouth July T. NO OFFICIAL INFORMATION Russia Not Yet Inform of the Note to Be Bent I'ncl of Csar Ei preaaea Views. 8T. PETERSBURG, Jun M.-The follow ing semi-official statement was issued today: There have been no negotiations between Russia and the United States in regard to the president' intention to for ward to the Russian government a petition from the American Jews concerning the events at Kluhineft, and no communication has been made to Russia by the United States on this subject. . But had such been received Russia would naturally have known what to rely to such an attempt at Interference In Its Internal affairs. Th foregoing note was Issued by th semi-official news agency. Aa a result of the petition presented by th deputation from the Mercantile com munity of Kiebjnefl i whkiU waited oa Finance Minister Witt,' . June K, ' asking for a moratorium for bill of exchange and other facilities to rehabilitate the credit of those who suffered from the recent events, th Stat bank at Kiahlnefl haa been authorised to discount bills of Klshl neft firms which were protested during NEW YORK, June 80. A special dispatch to th World from Hamburg, Germany, report an Interview with the Grand Duke Vladimir, uncle of the cxar, on the Jewish question In Russia. Th grand duke said: The Jewish agitation Is chiefly instigated by influential Jews outside of Russia, such as the members of the society in New York, which has presented a petition, and by powerful Jews In Berlin. I do not in the least condone the civil administration. The governor (of Kishl nefT) although an old officer, decorated for bravery, appears to have lost his head. But directly application waa made to the military authorities who cannot Intervene without being requested to do so the crisis waa ended In two or three hours. Military assistance waa summoned too late and the governor ha since been removed, The grand duke waa naked what recep tion would be given the American petition on Russia, He replied: There can be no question of intervention by America In the purely internal affairs of Russia. Nevertheless, I am aware that the relations between Kusala and America have alwaya been very cordial, and par ticularly alnce 1849, when a Russian fleet visited New York. PEOPLE ARE J0 HAVE A SAY New Election to Be Held in Septem ber Is Called la gervia. BELGRADE, June SO. At the meeting of the Bkupahtina today Premier Avakumo vtoa read a ukase closing the session specially summoned by the provisional gov ernment June 11. After reading th ukas th premier thanked the Bkupahtina In behalf of the government for the reception of King Peter and added that the government had con cluded that It wa better to postpone all legislation until the new Bkupahtina was elected. The premier pledged th government to e that the election were carrid out with perfect freedom, that the result may truly represent public opinion. The elections are expected to take place the middle of September and will undoubt edly result In an Increase in the number of extreme radicals In the house. The king haa already promised that the new cabinet shall be composed In accord ance with th reaulta of the election. RUSSIA STILL OPPOSES PACT Maseovlte Attltnde Prevcat China From Blaming Treaty with America. PEKINO. Jun ?. Prlnc Ching, pre! dent of th Foreign office, returned today from the summer palac In order to hold a cenference with Minister Conger on the commercial treaty between China and the United States. It 1 understood th Rus sian opposition, which th Chines Foreign office insists prevents its signature. Is un changed, though friends of the treaty pro fee th belief that th protocol th Rus sian minister to China is to sign at Port Arthur will result In th removal of th opposition. Rnaalaa Miller Form Association. ST. PETERSBURG, Jun SO. -The con greaa of Ruaalan miller, which ha been In session here fcr aom day a. ha resulted In the formation of an association to pro mot the flour export trade. Ten of the larger firm have thu far Joined th aaao elailon. George Meredith Improving. LONDON. Jun to. George Meredith, th novelist, whose condition yeaterday wa an nounced to b critical, is better today. MATHEWSON KEEPS PLACE Out at Agent, Remains as Superintendent on Omaha and Winnebago Reserve. CHARGES AGAINST HIM ARE IGNORED Charter are Granted for Two Now National Banks, One In Kebrnaka ) and One In town Rontlno of Department. (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, June 30. (Special Tele gram.) Secretary Hitchcock today named and the Civil Service commission confirmed the selection of C. P. Mathewson to be bonded school superintendent at the Omaha and Winnebago Indian reservation. Mr. Mathewson has been for some years agent upon this reservation, but the last congress, following th plan outlined by Indian Com missioner Jones, who advocated the dis continuance of Indian agents wherever It were possible, did not appropriate money to pay the salary of an Indian agent upon thin reservation. Thus Mr. Mathewson was legislated out of a Job and had he not been today appointed and confirmed bonded su perintendent of schools he would have been a statesman out of employment. A num ber of protests against the retention of Mr. Mathewson in the service were laid be fore the president and secretary of tha In terior. Mr. Mathewson was today In structed to prepare and forward his bond at the earliest possible moment. In the In terim a special agent of the Indian office will take charge of the office. Two Bank Chartered. The comptroller of the currency today approved the application of F. McGov era of ' Fremont, Henry Bchnack, Louis Groeteke, C. T. Horton, John Haun and Otto H. Schurman to organize the First National bank of Scrlbner, Neb., with $25, 000 capital; also the application of Grant W. Blgelow, John Sandusky, John W. Dick man, Tim Donovan and A. E. Blgelow to organise the First National bank of Fay ette, la., with $25,000 capital. Phil R. and A. W. Wilkinson of Winter set, la., were today admitted to practice before the Interior department. Lee F. Cook waa today appointed regular and Ray Quinn substitute rural letter car riers at Elkader, la. A postofflce has been ordered established at EngUs, Holt county. Neb., and Walter N. Stewart commissioned postmaster. Postmasters appointed: Nebraska Lu clnda G. Wlnslow, Badger, Holt county, vie W. 8. Plckler, resigned. Iowa James Welch, Elwell, Story county, vice E. D. Fllckenger, resigned. National Balance Decreased. Assistant Secretary of the Treaspry Keep has made a summarized statement of "the principal financial operations of the govern ment for the fiscal year closed today. The revenues from all sources were $063,887,!26. The sources of revenue were aa follows: (1) Customs. 1283,981,719: (2) Internal revenue, $230,n5.2T; (3) Miscellaneous sources, J44.fH0.Kl. The expenditures for the year were $608, 178.590, as follows: m rAvll an mlscetlnnonuar frit J)1: m War (including river and harbor), mis rj oe. (S) Navy, $8I.t.Sn8: (4) Indians. S12.931.066: (6) Pensions, $138,425,611: (6) Interest, $28,666,618. The surplus for the year Is $52,710,936. In comparison with the fiscal year ended June SO, 1902, the revenue shows a decrease of $3,500,707 and expenditures an increase of $34,936,732. The surplus shows a decrease Of $38.67,439. The revenues from customs Increased $29, 47,010. The internal revenue receipts de creased $41,764,866, owing principally to the war time repeal act. The miscellaneous receipts Increased $8,727,148. More than half of this Increase is due to larger sales of public lands. The surplus for 1903 Is $9,710, 936 greater than was estimated. These figures do not Include the revenue and expenditure of the postal service. The available cash In the treasury on June SO. 1903, was $231,645,021, an Increase of $19,357,661 over the corresponding date In 1902. The total amount of gold In the treasury on June SO. 1903. was $631,639,898, an Increase of $71,439,698 over 190i. The outstanding gold certificates, less the amount of same In the treasury on June SO. 1903, were $379,356,789, an Increase of $72,967,780 over the net amount In circulation at th beginning of the year. The treasury notes of 1R90, which amounted to $30,000,000 at the beginning of the fiscal year, have by the coinage of sil ver bullion Into standard sliver dollars and subsidiary silver been reduced to $19,243,000. The amount of public moneys held by national bank depositories on ,June SO, 1902, was $123,983,067 and on June SO, 1903, $151,724. 431 an, Increase for the year of $27,741,365. The number of depositories on June 30, 193, is 710, an increase of 136 for the year. Under the provlslona of the secretary's offer of March 26, 1903. the amount of bonds refunded to June SO. 1903. was $74,202,400. In effecting this exchange the government has paid out $3,221,024 In cash for adjustment of premiums and accrued Interests, and the annual Interest charge on the Interest bearing debt of the United States has been reduced $1,339,962. Bonds to the amount of $16,629,600 have been purchased during the year for the sinking fund, reducing the annual Interest charge by $661,437. The total circulation of national banks on June SO. 1903. wss $413,670,650. The In crease for the year was Sr6,993,559. The comptroller of the currency reports that during the fiscal yenr Just closed 637 new national banks have been organised. Of these new banks 339 have capital of $25,- 000 each approximately, and have been or ganised In places having a population of less than S.ono. Of theae new $25,000 banks about 42 per cent are not strictly new financial Institutions, but are conversions or reorganisation under the national bank law of state and private hanks already In existence. Five national banks have failed during the last twelve months and seventy two have gone Into voluntary lintildatlon. During the vear ended June 30, 1902, three banks failed and sixty-eight went into voluntary liquidation. Th consolidation and absorption of smaller and weeker hanks by lnrger Institutions Is reflected In a number of voluntary liquidations. Food Experiments Snapended. The first of the series of experiments' to test the effects of preservative chemical used upon foods, which the secretary of agriculture waa authorised to conduct by act of congress, concluded with a dinner today. The experiments began last December and have proceeded continuously under the per sonal direction of Dr. Wiley, chief of the chemical bureau, who, during the entire tlm. haa spent twelve hour a day at the bureau headquarter, where three meal a day have been served. He ha taken hi own meal with the boarders, but has not experimented on himself with the chemicals used. The preservatives thus far used are borax and boric acid, and while it is the Intention to continue the Investigation after (Continued do Second Page.) SAY BROWN WAS POISONED Expert Declare Nebraakan'a Pitts bars; Brother Died From Com bleed Drags. PITTSBURG, June 10. Th Inquest on the remains 'of the kite Recorder J. C. Brown was resumed todny and expert ts tlfled that poisons wrr found In th stomach and intestines. Ellas J. John, a nephew of th deceased, said his uncle was nefvous on March IS. the day of his death, that he told witness he was troubled over politics, that when he called to see hla uncle on March IS he waa told he had taken trlonal powder. R. 8. Kcles, chemist, who made the analy sis of the organs, said he found In the stomach and liver arsenic, antimony and sulphonal. The brain ( was In a healthy condition. The case wa adjourned until July S. Yesterday Walter A.' Black, nephew of the diad recorder, snid Just previous to his uncle's death he found a box of cap sules which Dr. Wllllart H. McKelvey, Mr. Brown's physician ordered destroyed. In an Interview today I'E. McKelvey Said: "If Joseph O. Brow took any of the medicine In the box which wa found It would have killed hint." The box referred to S said to have con tained cyanide of . potash. "Did you prescribe thf medicine found In the box which was destroyed?" was asked. "No, sir, I did not, jhelther did any of the doctors who were wjth me In the cae." was the quick answer. Mr. Black also said h did not know what kind of medicine waa In the box h de stroyed and that the doctors had told him the certificate of death due to natural causes was given at the direction of the coroner. Coroner Jesse M. MeGreary said today: I am not in a position to discuss the case because I am here only In an official capacity. I will say that when I directed the physicians to make -out a certificate of death due ,,to natural icauses I was de MASSACRE DUE TO CRITICS Rabbl Declares Klshjlnelf Horror Re- tlsr-,1 Hernia salt of German I tter- DETROIT, June SO. A PPr on "Assyrt ology and the Bible." an answer to Del Itxsch In "Babel and able," by RabW H. Kohler, Ph. D., of Cincinnati, was th fea ture of the forenoon session of the confer ence of American rabbis at the Tempi Bethel. Before Rabbi Kohler read his pa per reports were made by the sevretary and treasurer and the commitees on the Jewish-American historical exhibit. Rabbi Kohler, who Is president-elect of the Hebrew Union collage - of CJnclnnatt, fellvered an address, saying: We live in on age of strange contrasts, a bold striving for new truths and a revival of old falsehoods. Suchlan impression waa created by the two lectures delivered a year ago by Delltxsch before tlu German emperor and empress. Instead of simply showing the new Ugh that Babylonian monuments have caat on the scriptures and how the Chaldean civilisation furnished the Hebrews with all the materials for formins- their communities and their be liefs and the customs of the time, he made a most unwarranted attack upon tne Ola Testament, He mad Iris second lecture, especially. . the occastow) for .twlling U OW 'Vesttcmelit; Its pee:er oe.-. . Th otiestlon to us is bow a man like Deiltasch can be so carried away by preju dice and passion as to drag the book of books in the dust and Impute to the God of Israel an unrighteousness nay, assign to him horns and a sexual dualism. It Is the characteristic slam of the time that any professor or writer In Germany that craves popularity today needs but to blow the horn of antl-semltism to receive the favor of high and low. And the Innocent blood that ran the streets of Klshlneff may be traced to such German sham utterances. There Is little doubt In my mind that ultra con servative training of Delltzsch made him the despiser, the mocker of the Old Testa ment. The report of a committee recommending that the marriage ceremony be published In pamphlet form, as Indorsed by the late Moses Mleltsoner of Cincinnati, was adapted. ADMITS KNAPP CONFESSIONS Indue Allow Bluebeard's tory of HI Alleged Crime to Go to the Jnry. HAMILTON. O., June" SO. In the Knapp murder trial today, A. Moore, a Junk dealer, said he sold Knapp a box similar to the one In which Knapp's wife's body Is said to have been placed on December 22. Mayor Bosche was called and was about to tell of Knapp's confession when the de fense objected. Counsel argued that the state had not proved Knapp a murderer and Insinuated that the police procured the confessions Improperly, but Judge Belden finally ruled to admit th confessions. Another legal fight followed late this evening when Sheriff Bladorff was put on the stand and was asked to read Knapp's second confession, which had been read In the morning and identified, but not offered in evidence. Counsel protested, but Judge Belden allowed that rart of the confession relating to Hannah Knapp's murder to go to the Jury. He permitted the rest of the confession to be read, but not offered In evidence. Several witnesses from New Albany, Ind., where the body of Hannah Knapp was found floating In the Ohio, were called this aft ernoon. Undertaker Edward M. Schader said there was no w.'iter In the lungs or stomach of the corpse. The state will close Its case tomorrow. TORTURES WOMAN FOR CASH Robber Barn Victim's Feet, Forcing Her to Disclose Hnabnnd' Hiding Place for Money. CLEARFIELD, la., Jun 30. Details of a robbery, with torture, reached here today. While Mrs. Miles O'Rourke's husband, of Woodward township, was absent a stranger called at the house and asked her for some thing to eat. She gave him some buns and was preparing coffee on the stove when the man struck her on the back of the head, leaving her semi-conscious. He then bound her in a chair and asked where the family kept the money. At first she refused to divulge the hiding place. The man lighted, a lamp and ap plied the flume to her feet. The pain caused I her to point out the place where the money was hidden. The sum was a trifle over $2,000. The robber escaped and the au thorities have offered a reward of $500 for Information that will lead to hi arrest. ST. JOSEPH FREIGHT MEN WIN Barllna-ton Stavee OB Strike, bat Agrees to Give Advance Others Concede. ST. JOSEPH, Mo., June 80. The railway today gave In to the striking (might hand lere and agreed to advance the scale 15 per cent for a day's work of eight hours. The Burlington employe refuseed to atrike, but will receive th advano pay. BAR ASSOCIATION NOMINATES Names Seven Candidates for Judges of the District Court. OVER FORTY LAWYERS BOLT THE MEETING Ballot Reached After Strennone Pro teat by Those Who Wanted tha Meeting to Adjonra Without Naming Cnadldat. For Dlatrlet Jadgea. GEORGE A. DAT Republican CHAItLKa T. DICKINSON Republican E. C 1'AOK Democrat HERMAN AYE Republican LKK S. ESTKLLE Republican UL'Y R. C. RKAL Republican IRVING F. BAXTER Republican Seventy-seven members of the Douglas county bar nominated seven candidates for Judges of the district court yesterday after noon at a meeting which was stormy and almost equally divided a to th wisdom of making th nominations. Before nom inations were mad nearly half of thoae who took part In th early deliberations withdrew, while a number who remained took no part In the vote. The candidates nominated were: George A. Day, republican; C. T. Dickinson, repub lican; E. C. Page, democrat; Herman Aye, republican; Lee 8. Estelle, republican; Guy R. C. Read, republican, and I. F. Baxter. republican. These name will b ubmlttedi to both republican and democratic con ventions by a committee to be appointed by the chairman of th meeting. John L. Kennedy called th meeting to order and wa chosen chairman and W. B. Ten Eyck waa elected secretary, Th chair man said th meeting had been called at request of the executive committee for the purpose of deciding a to action in regard to nominating or recommending candidates for Judges of tha district court. John C. Wharton moved that no action be taken. This wa seconded by a number of voices. I. J. Dunn opposed the motion and asked some member of the executive committee to explain tha reason for th call, and then have the members express their views. W. F. Gurley, a member of that committee, ld the call had- been made after conference with a number of the member of the bar, and he believed the bar should make nominations In order to keep the Judiciary out of politics. Wright Favored Nominations. C. C. Wright moved as an amendment to nominate, seven candidates for Judges of the district .court to be voted for this fall. W. A. Saunders wanted th amend ment tabled, but withdrew his motion to permit debate. H. H. Baldrig wanted action deferred until after party nominations, as the people elected are usually the regular nominee of some party. "The lawyer may know the candidate better than the people do," he said, "but the people do th voting." R. W. Breckenrldge said he agreed, gen erally, with Mr. Gurley, but at the present time agreed practically with Mr. Baldrig, aa ther might b aome danger by tha re fusal of the parties to nominate th noml- Lne.of the Oat. tV W. (Slweral. wanted to take a middle course ana movea an amena ment providing that the meeting submit th name of the candidate to the convention. W. D. McHugh said on should look be yond the tffect upon th conventions, the bar should ignore all political organisa tions and name good men. C. C. Wright echoed the sentiments and said if seven republicans should be nominated ha would work for the election of all. C. J. Smyth made a strong talk along the same line and aald he would endeavor to have the demo cratic convention endorse the nominees of tho bar association. He said this would stop political trudes and ward dealing. J. W. Eller wanted to wait, and said so In a long talk. J. J. O'Connor and T. J. Mahoney called up some past history, show ing how candidates nominated by the bar had been elected over regular party nomi nees. F. L. Fleharty of South Omaha said he hoped to see the bar keep out of the matter, as he thought the people should be trusted to manage their own affairs. Mr. Mahoney said that the trust should be mu tual. If the lawyers should trust the people the people have shown heretofore that they trust the members of the bar, and the peo ple were never more ready to trust th bar than now. Webster Urge "Waiting. John L. Webster said he felt surprised at some of the arguments advanced by those who wanted the association to name Judges one that the nominations had been made In a scandalous manner and he asked when this had been done. "There are now seven Judges on the bench and I do not believe that seven better could be secured. I be lieve the nominees will be as good. Wait and see. We must not foget, that as mem bers of the bar we are not trying our own cases, but the cases of the people, and our clients are at least as deeply Interested as w are. I am perfectly willing to leave the nomination to the people who have the law suits. What we would do would be advisory. Ha any convention asked ad vice? Are we not, therefore, too fast In projecting our advice where It has not been asked? For one I feel proud of the bar of Douglas county and the supreme court of the state and for the same money I do not believe that you could get better men than are on the district and supreme bench." Howard Kennedy, Jr., wanted to, have a recommendation or nomination. J. H. Van Dusen favored the plan proposed by Mr. Slmeral and said th people take little In terest In the Judicial primaries. He feared the nomination of Incompetent men by th republican convention. John O. Yelser said the best way to get a nonpartisan Judiciary was to have the nominations taken from the men who practice before the Judge. He added that threats had been made against Judges now upon th bench. Judge W. C. Walton of Washington county opposed nomination or recommenda tion, saying th people should ba taken into consideration. "Personally I favor a nonpartisan judiciary," h aald, "but w must nominate men we can elect," and he called attention to th tlm Bar associa tion nominees had been defeated. Me-tlag Votes to Romlaate. The Slmeral amendment was defeated without a count of the negative vote. The Wright amendment prevailed by a vote of 03 to 59. As the result was announced a large number of persons left the room. T. W. Blackburn moved to adjourn and was ruled out of order. After a vote he renewed his motion to adjourn. John L. Webster appealed to the members to ad journ, as a large number of the members would withdraw from the meeting. Mr. Blackburn said he would withdraw his mo tion; that seventy-five persona would make the nomination and put a handicap upon the men they favor, as there are fifteen republican candidates for seven offices and those ignored would certainly put up a fight. John L. Wrbater renewed the mo tion to adjourn. Tha motion to adjourn (Continued on Second Page. CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER Forecast for Nebraska Fair in West Por tion, Showers and Cooler in East Portion Wednesday; Thursday Fair. Tcmperntnre at Omaha yeaterday I Ilnnr Dei. Hoar, 1 p. m a p. m R p. m 4 p. m ft p. m e p. xo 1 p. ne P. m p. an Dear. ft T T TH bh NO MR T 89 na tut its eft 94 ia w SIT ) a. m . , , , , , f a. m. . . . . . S a. m 9 a. n 10 a. a 11 a. m. . . . . 23 PROSTRATED BY THE HEAT Manager Lighten of the Anchor Fence Company Overcom While at Work. L. H. Tighton. manager of the Western Anchor Fence company, wa th first heat victim of thV season. Mr. Lighten was prostrated yesterday afternoon and I now at hla home, S646 California street. In a pre carlou condition. If is suffering also from the ffects of a dislocation of his left shoul der, th result of a fall when he becam prostrated. Mr. Lighton wa at hi place of business, 205 North Seventeenth street, when h wa stricken. He suddenly became dlixy and fell headlong to the floor unconscious. The fall dislocated hla shoulder. Parties In the stor called Dr. W. H. Hanchett and Dr. Rudolph Rlx, who after restoring Mr. Lighton to consciousness, had him taken to his horn. For several hours Mr. Lighton had been hard at work and Just before he fell to th floor remarked to on of his em ployes that th heat felt very oppressive. A he finished speaking he fell to the floor. OHIO COLLISION SLAYS ONE Three are Fatally " Injured Other Hart In Baltimore Wreck, and WHEELING. W. Va., June 30 -One man was killed nnd three fatally Injured In a head-on freight collision at Maynard, O., on tho Baltimore & Ohio railroad tonight. The dead: FIREMAN J. WILLIAMS. The Injured: Noah Burke, engineer; scalded and crushed Benjamin Duer. brakeman; crushed about the head. . , Reed Rleker, flagman: crushed about the lower portion of body. A number of other members of the crews were Injured, two of them, seriously. OREGON TRANSFER DELAYED Clark Falls to Get Harrlmaa Rood on Date Stipulated For. SALT LAKE, June SO. The formal trans fer of th southern branches of the Ore gon Short Lin to th San Pedro, Los An geles A Salt Lake, which waa scheduled to take place at midnight, ha been In definitely postponed. Word to this effoct was received by th Short Lin official today, who . were ad-vUod-i'J.ttaka na-aeth.a watll further -Instructions. Representatives of both roads are In New York arranging tha details for the transfer arid 1 not believed any spe cial significance attaches to the delay. JACKSON LIKESTHE MILITIA Bnslneas Men of Both Fnctlons Crge That Troops Be Re tained. t JACKSON, Ky., June SO. A telegram signed by numerous business men and of ficials was tonight sent to Governor Beck ham requesting him to urge General Mur ray to remain at Jackson for the present. General Murray knows nothing of the re quest and has made arrangements to leave In . the morning. The name uttached to the petition represent element that have heretofore been at variance. It seems to Indicate a union of factions for good or der. LORENZ PAIRJS COMMITTED Toledo Conrt Send Alleged Pistol ' Crook to Washington for Trial. TOLEDO, June SO. United 8tate Com missioner B. F. Brough today committed George E, Lorens and hla wife, Martha J. Lorens, to the jurisdiction of the United States supreme court of the District of Columbia. Mr. and Mrs. Lorens nure arrested last week on indictments Issued by the federal grand Jury ' at Washington in connection with the postofflce scandal. Mr. Lorenx's bond waa raised from $5,000 to $10,000 and that of Mrs. Lorens wa fixed at $5,000. HILLM0N CASE IS SETTLED Litigation Extending Over Twenty Year 1 Finally , Termi nated. LEAVENWORTH, Kan.. June SO.-The fa mous Hlllmon Insutance case was taken from the docket of the United States circuit court by order of Judge Hook this after noon on a stipulation that each side should take care of Its own cost in th litigation. The case had been on the docket for more than twenty-four years. AGED FATHER KILLS HIS SON Latter While la nn Intoxicated State Make aa Assanlt oa th Former, RICHMOND. Ind.. Jun 80. Bernard Qulnn, aged 74. killed his son James M., aged 35. last night. The eon had been drinking and attacked the father, who used a small pocketknlf In defending himself, i He ha not been arreated. Movement of Or aa Veaaela Jim So. At New York An d: Kron Prim Wll helm, from rtremen: California, f"om Na ples; GrosaeM from-Jlreinen; Laurentlan, ViomP tR , Moville. Sailed: Armjnitn, I -Jvervtol. At Liverpool A rj f-'i tmington. from Montreal: V '( '',. n turn Boston. Hailed: Ivernii, f"iiU-n: LkB Michi gan, for Mov :' nla, for New fork. ' At Ixndon Bali ' (-,: urn. for Boatoni Livonlan, for Mn. ' At Cherbourg A, .,,e.: Xnl?r Wllhelm II, from New Tork. At Antwerp Arrtv Flniur-d, from New York. Ai Christiana Sallel l!n5, fcr New York. I At Oena Sailed: LlgYh, f'r N, York. At Naples Sailed: VaicoMvir, fur H.mton. At Hhniburg Arrived j Aii;t.-ie V , i-.rta, from New York, via Pte'iti"i a Cher bourg. At Rottendam Arrives: Rotti iarn, from New York. I At Yokohama ArrlvAJ- Ci.-.re of Japan, from Vancouver Yr -"' "-ung- WY0MINGJ1IMS DIE Two Hundred and Tfcirtj-Fonr Colliers Overwhelmed in Explosion. LAMP IGNITES CAGED GAS FUMES Workman Enters Condemned Entrj, Thai Leading to Disaster. FRANTIC WIVES SEEK TO JOIN DEAD Undly Hands Restrain Those Who Would Leap Into Pit ONLY FORTY-SIX STRAGGLERS ESCAPE Air Shaft and Tnnnela Blocked by Debris SaSoeat Thoae Kot Killed at Flrat or Overcome by Afterdamp. HANNA. Wyo., June $0. Following Is a partial lint ot th dead: JIM M KKNNA. UKOHUK M KKNNA, 1UM DAVIS. al'KKKO, JUh.N 1IUNNKY, WILLIAM TONKKI, JOHN W II, HE. JAME9 KIKI.DS. JOt UA1TLK. JIM MAKHI. JOHN HALK. ffclKH HULLET, JOE SHKKK1KLL), . NICK TH1K8, U. KEK8. JIM S 11.118. JR., JOHN H. COX, JR., JOHN COX, BR., JOHN BATTLK, JAMK8 WATSON, MATT JACOtll. OHCAR JACOUSON, KICK M'FEEH. ALKHKO lt.U'UOOD. KICK iAM. M1KK AHTtlt US, MltiH DAVIS, HAH k Y HA1, OLE JACKHON, JOHN SWAN, ALKXANDKH MATRON, JOHN MATHKN, JOHN Cl.Al UB, '.. thhU Tll'HA. CAHL KlKSKA. HKNKY Til-l'A. HKNKY OLAli, HKNKY fALSii. JOHN BWANsoK, WILL CHAKKON. 8AM KKHK, MATT NICHOLSON. JOHN ULL'MMTHON, .-HOEN1X M KKNNA. HANNA, Wyo.. June S0.-(8peclal TeTe gram.) Two hundred and thirty-four dead and several others slightly Injured out ot 2S0 is the record of the most fearful disas ter which ever struck the mining camps around here. Shortly after 10:30 this morning a miner entered a closed shaft leading Into the No. 1 mine of the Union Pacific Coul company with a naked light. Through your of Idle ness gas had been allowed to escape and accumulate till It needed but a spark to set It alight and wreck the pit. This was sup plied by the miner. Instantly there was a roar as If of echoing thunder. Mine tim bers, rock and Iron were torn down and hurled athwart the entrances, completely blocking the escape of almost S00 men em ployed below ground. The sound of th report echoed and re-echoed below and r.bove the surface and brought men hurry ing from every direction fearing they knew not what, but knowing something untoward had happened. Gradually survivors began to appear, forty-six of them, ragged, dis heveled men, with gaping wounds and clothes torn by th explosion. From these the first stories of the disaster and the closed condition of the various underground tunnels were learned. ' ' Reacoere Hnrry to Taak., Almost before they appeared, however, i :cu4ia-Jvod - volunteered tor tha . task o carrying succcr to their stricken comrade' below ground, and headed by E. 8. Brook, superintendent of the mine, a hundred willing hands were speedily at work clear ing away the debris and opening up an avenue of escape for tha Imprisoned men and a shaft whereby pur air might be conveyed to them. For a time It was feared th explosion had bred a worse disaster and rumor ot fire sweeping the working were bandied about among the crowd of watchers and workers which headed the pit mouth. For tunately, however, these rumors proved of false origin, and th entombed men, sur rounded with sufficient horrors without, were spared a holocaust. All day long willing hands worked, whll weeping wives and children crowded round anxious for news of those who had gone down In the morning full of hope and vigor to wring a living from the black earth. Hour after hour dragged on and apart from a straggling survivor, each with a worse' tale of death and disaster to tell than hie forerunner, no news came. Gradually, too. that Innate hope a miner' wlfa carries ever In her heart, died out, making room for dull, aching certainty that the man be loved had gone to his last rest, nevermore to return. ' Fight Hopelessly with Dead. Still all day long the hopeless fight with death wa kept up, the rescuers hoping against hope that something might turn up to assist them In their fight with death. Every avenue of escape from the mine was, however, so completely blocked with broken timbers, twisted Iron, massed rock and heaps of coal that it was a practical Im possibility to even hop to reach tho within before suffocation and starvation had done their work. Gradually this conviction waa bom In upon the rescuers, and served to chill their hopes while but spurring them to renewed efforts. Meanwhile tha angutsh-strlokon women had gathered In ever-Increasing numbers, till hardly one remained at homo. all being huddled ahudderlngly over th yawning chasm which hid all they held dear on earth. At first they restrained themsolvc with that stoicism born of long familiarity with danger, but by degrees this gave way to despair, and many would have leapt to join their lost had not kindly hands re strained and kindly voice counseled pa tience. All day and far Into th night the work of rescue went on, but when mid night came but forty-eight bad been ac counted for, of which two were repre sented by dead bodies brought to the sur face and laid tenderly by to await burial. Within an hour of the explosion th Union Pacific, which own th mine, ni hurrying doctor and nurses, gangs of workmen and supplies to aid the comfort of th sufferers from every nearby point on their road. Special train arrived on after tha other from Laramie, Cheyenne and other towns, while every servant of tha company wa added to th miner' rescue party and set to with a will, aiding in the seemingly hopeless task of brluglng some alive out of the yawning pit vf death. The larL fore thus provided accomplished Ihuch. and it Is expected that daylight will see th superhuman labor of th day re warded in part at leat by th discovery of tha dead men and tht reacu of their bodies. Thla 1 all that ii hoped for now, aa It la not conceived poeatl that my can have escaped th fore of th explo sion, th deadly effect of th afterdamp and tha lack of air engendered by ploaod ventilating shafts and blocked tunnels. Of the dead men two-third were mar ried and leave large families. On hun dred were Finn, fifty were colored men and the others white American. Union Paclflo official workad lat latt night receiving new from th accident at th Hanna mine. At t o'clock th latest Information which they had rclyd waa V