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The Omaha Daily Bee. The Bte's Sunday Magazine Features Out-top Those of All Competitors. ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871. OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 10,. 1905 SIXTEEN TAGES. SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS. - MORTON WILL TflKF RIIARRF Will HIWM EecTetary of Nary Elected Head of Equi table Life Society. DIRECTORS GIVE HIM FULL CONTROL Alexander, Hyde and Other Officials Hand in Tboir Resignations. HYDE SELLS PART OF HIS STOCK Controlling Interest Bought by Policy holder! Represented by T. F. Ryan. IT WILL BE HELD BY TRUSTEES Grover Cleveland, Mot-can J. O'Brien and George Weal lnghouae Art Aaked to Serve Statement br Mr. Itynn. NEW YORK, June 9. Paul Morton, who retires from tin secretaryship of the navy soon, was today elected chairman of the board of director! of the Equitable Life Assurance society. His election marks the first and hioat Important atop In the re organization of the society and was fol lowed by the tender of the resignations of President James W. Alexander, Vice Pres ident James H. Hyde, Second Vice Pres ident Gage E. Tarbell, Third Vice Pres ident George T. Wilson and Fourth Vice President William 11. Mclntyre. It Is known that Brayton Ives and Charles Stew art Smith, who were from the outset of the controversy on the side of the con of the Droceedlnus of the meeting and are believed to have voted against Mr. Morton's election. .Morton Given Free Hand. The new chairman, to further quote Sen ator Depew, did not consent to take office until he had received positive assurance that he would have a Tree hand as to measures und men." Mr. Hydn "divested" himself of the ma jority control, but as made clear In his letter to the board, retains a substantial Interest In the society. All or the resignations submitted to the meeting are subject to the pleasure of Chairman Morton and none has yet been accepted. Just what action Mr. Morton will take as to these resignations was not discussed, but It was strongly Intimated that President Alexander and Vice Presidents Tarbell, Wilson and Mclntyre retired with the belief that their executive relations with the Equitable Jad ended. Hyde Sells Hla Stock. The Interests to which Mr .Hyde dis posed of his stock number some two score Individuals, led by Thomas F. Ryan, vice president of the Morten Trnst company, which has close relations with the Mutual Life Insurance company, one of the Eqult abcl society's principal rivals. Mr. Ryan Is said to be heavily insured In the Equitable as are, according to report, many of tho others who acted with him In the purchase of the Hyde holdings. The price paid for the Hyde estate stock, which is to be trusted practically In per petuity, Is not disclosed, but estimates vary from SS.oOO.OOO to $5,000,000. In addition to the 6o2 shares held by the Hyde estate, which includes the widow of Henry B. Hyde, founder of the society, and his daughter. Vice President Hyde Is said to hold between 160 and 170 shares, and ft is these holdings which Mr. Unter- meyer refers to as "The substantial Inter ests," which his client retains. Mr. Pntermeyer makes this statement relative to the Hyde interests In a state ment quoted below. He has since the be fflnnlnft- nf the KmiitAhln controversy- ariH "Mas Mr, Hyde's counsel. Trustees All Hold Stork. The men requcsed to hold the majority stock by Mr. Kyan are former President Orover Cleveland, George Westlnghouae of Pittsburg, and Morgan J. O'Brien, recently elevated to the chief Justiceship of the appellate division of the supreme court of this district. Mr. Rvan is the acknowledged head nf the Metropolitan Traction companies and only a fortnight ago Induced Mr. Morton J"to ally himself with this interest as the operating chief of the New York City Rail way company by which title the Metropoli tan surface lines aid their affiliated com panies In Manhattan und the Bronx are corporately known. Statement by Mr, Ryan. Concerning the purchase of the Equitable Slock and the disposition of it Thomas K. Ryan said: In connection with some other policy holders, who, like myself, have never had any relations with the Equitable, except as policyholders 1 have purchased from Mr. Hyue a majority of the stock of that society. We have made this purchase for the sake of putting an end to the present unfortunate condition of the company's af fairs, not only in the Interests of tne policy holders, but tor the general business Inter ests of the country. We purpose, on re ceiving the slock, to immediately divest ourselves of all voting power and accom plish In Biibsitince and effect tne plan of equalization, me plan approved by the au perlnteriMent of insurance. We propose to do this by conveying the slock to a board of trustees, composed of men of such character as to command Universal conlldence and having no connec tion with Willi street, witn power to vote the stock tor the election of directors as to twenty-eight directors In accordance with the Instructions of the policynolders of the society, and as to the remaining twenty-four directors in accordance witn the uncontrolled Judgment cf the trustees. Eliminates One-Man Power. This will at once accomplish the pur pose of putting the control of the company In the hands of the policyholders and will eliminate the one-man power to which so much objection has been made. Our willingness to take this course has been Influential ill inducing Mr. Morion to accept the chairmanship of the board and to undertake tho lcuiti.inlltt.Uoil of the so ciety, wlilon it is our wish to have as thorough and complete as possible. 1 have alreudy asked ex-presldent Cleve land, Justice .1oik-" J. O Ui ion, presiding justice of the appeliuie dlvlxion ot the su preme court cf tuis slate, anu Mr. George Vi eslin&house of Pittsburg to act aa trus tees ot the stock. lhe .ust iwo named are among tho large policyholders ot tne fcqutluble. Directors Hold Two Sessions. The director ot the Equitable went Into session this afternoon at t o'clock. For some hours prior to tho board meeting Messrs. Depew, Uelniout and Moffatt, who with Louis Fttsgerald and J. B. Forgan of Chicago, constituted the nominating com mittee, were in session. Rumors ot various sort us to the selection of a candidate were current, but these were based on thu merest conjecture. Mr. Morton had fre quently been mentioned, but those who were supposed to aiak with authority de- ANOTHER ROYAL WECDING London Son Interested In Marriage of Crown Prince of Sweden and Princess Mnranret Mctorln. LONDON. June 9. With the departure of King Alfonso Interest in Bnclety circles be gins to center on the coming wedding or prince Gustavus Adnlphus, eldest son of Crown Prince Oustave of Sweden and Nor way, and Flineess Margaret Victoria, daughter of the duke of Connaught, to which unusual attention Is drawn by the present crisis between Norway and Sweden. The wedding guests will begin to arrive next week. ' Elaborate descriptions are published of the trousseau of the Princess Margaret Vic toria and of the dresses of the bridesmaids. a view of which has been given to tho mem bers of the press. The four bridesmaids will be Princess Mary of Wales, Princess Patricia of Connnugfit, Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Princess Eu genia of Battenburg. The wedding dress Is a cloud of pure white Irish lace, posed over white satin and strewn with garlands of orange blossoms and myrtles. The corsage Is cut low and there is the regulation court train. This Is a confection from Paris, but practically all the other dresses for the bride and brides maids are of British or Irish make and ma terial. The duke and duchess of ConnRUght gave a garden party at Clarence House today for the display of the magnificent wedding gifts, which formed an amazing display of Jewelry, especially rubles. Princess Mar garet Victoria's favorite gem. The duko and duchess of Connaught gave their daughter a diamond tiara nnd a sable coat King Edward and Queen Alexandra gave a magnificent tiara of rubies and diamonds, while a beautiful necklace of rubies and diamonds Is the Joint gift of the prince and princess of Wales, Princess Louise nnd the duke of Fife, Princess Victoria and Prince nnd lYlnress Charles of Denmark. The khedlve of Egypt Bent a diamond tiara. The duchess of Abercorn and other Irish peer esses, on behalf of tho women of Ireland. called at Clarence House nnd presented Princess Margaret Victoria with beautiful wedding lace and a, veil of choice Irish manufacture. Baron von Blldt, the minister of Sweden nnd Norway, on behalf of the Swedish and Norwegian residents of Lon don, presented the princess with a service of gold plate. LIGHTNING GOES ON A TEAR Omaha Oets the Benefit of a Lot of Vagrant Electrioty, CONSTERNATION COMES WITH JUNE STORM Sodden nnd Violent Display of Wind nnd Lightning Does Mnch Minor Damage All Over the lltr. MOROCCO SITUATION GRAVE France Considers Position Now Taken by Germany to lie Almost menacing. PARIS, June 9. Germany's note to tho powers proposing an international confer ence on the subject of Morocco Is regarded In the highest quarters as renewing the gravity of tho situation almost, to the point of making It menacing. France has re ceived a copy of the note,, showing that Germany acted openly In appealing to the powers, notwithstanding the official state ment from Berlin that Morocco Invites the conference. The officials here Interpret the German note as showing thut Germany Is the real upholder of the conference. The .text of the note shows that Germany relies mainly on article 17 of the treaty of Madrid, signed July 3, 18S0. In which Gen. eral Lucius Falrchlld signed for the United States. Article 17 recites that Morocco recognizes the most favored nation treat ment in the case of all the powers repre sented at the conference. The German note holds that this gives the powers equal rights to consider the affairs of Morocco. The French answer is as follows: Article 17 refers to the preceding articles which deals solely with the protection of the lives and property nf foreigners residing In Morocco. Therefore article 17 gives the powers equal treatment concerning the pro tection of lives and property, but does not warrant the German claim that the powers agreed to exercise equal political control of Morocco. It Is desired that Washington and other capitals recelvm the German note observe the limited application of article 17. A cabinet council tomorrow will- consider tho note. The nature of France's official answer Is still In doubt owing to Premier Rouvlor's desire to avoid widening the breach between Germany and France. ONLY ONE BODY RECOVERED Work of Taking Hodlea from Sub marine Boat Proceeds Slowly. PLYMOUTH, England, June 9.-Bub-marlne boat A-8, which was lost off the breakwater here yesterday morning, rests on an even keel in a sandy bottom. Thirteen bodies are still entombed In the boat, divers, who worked all day long, re covering only one body. It Is expected that the vessel will be refloated tomorrow. The dangers Incident to the employment of submarine vessels received a fresh Illus tration at the court of inquiry into tho loss of the A-8, which was held hero today. The evidence went to support the theory that the accident was due to the deflection of the horizontal rudder while the boat was running lightly on the surface with Its full buoyancy and the cover of the conning tower open. The effect of the rudder being deflected under such conditions ,was the cause of the rapid downward movement which has been described as "dip." This brought the top of the conning tower awash,- admitting an Inrush of water. The divers discovered that there were no holes In the vessel. WYOMING COMPANY TIED UP Receiver Appointed In Philadelphia for North Platte Copper Company. . PHILADELPHIA. June S.-Upon the pe tition of Albert 8. Moore of New York, a stockholder. Judge Von Mosehelzer. In common pleas court today, appointed James W. King receiver of the North Platte Cop per Mining and Smelting company. The company is a Wyoming corporation, capl taliied at 13.000,000. Moore owns 200 shares of its capital stock and he charges that the company is Insolvent. The company, he said, claims to own eight mining claims in Converse county, Wyoming, but these have been allowed to remain Idle and become depreciated In value. A sudden and severe electrical Btorm struck Omaha Just about 8 o'clock yester day afternoon, and did considerable minor damage. The storm was accompanied by a stiff wind, and a little rain fell. The demonstration lasted but a few moments, but created quite a little consternation while it did last. The rainfall was the heaviest In the south part of town, very little water falling north of Cuming street. Freaks of lightning were reported from all bver the city, no serious damage resulting anywhere. The heaviest loss will be to the Aultman-Taylor building at Ninth and Jackson streets, where the tin roof was torn off the long awning. The Glencoe mill and elevator on Izard street, between Twenty-second and Twenty third streets, was struck by lightning. No damage resulted aside from tearing a hole through the corrugated Iron sheeting, where the electric wires run Into the mill. The wires were burned off, and there was considerable commotion created by balls of electricity dancing around tho wires In side the mill for a second or so. The build lng was churred for a few feet around where the sheeting was torn off. Tho rear door of the elevator building was also struck by apparently the tame bolt of lightning and some of the iron sheeting of the door torn off and the woodwork charred. A peculiarity about the lightning freak is that the two buildings were Sep arated by another shed, but this Interven lng structure was not hit. The damage will not exceed SO. Knutson's Home Struck, The home of August Knutson, 217 Popple- ton avenue, was struck by a severe bolt of lightning that wrought some little dam age to the building, both from tho force of the shock and the resulting fire. None of the occupants was injured, although Mrs. Knutson was badly flrlghtened for awhile as was also Mrs. Celgren, an aged woman who makes her' home with the Knutsons. Nels Knutson, the 12-yc,r-old son,, who was In the yard at IM time the lightning struck the place, had a Blight shock from tho electricity in the nearby atmosphere. Mr. Knutson was in his barn at the time and sayu the lightning struck the house with a report like a small cannon. Luckily for the other members of the household they were all In the west end of the house and away from that part struck. The lightning hit the house on tho east end of the roof and went down both on the inside and outside of the room to the cellar, scat terlng plaster and boards around. The fire loss was but trivial. An apple tree near the residence of Al bert Alexander, Sixth and Hickory streets, was rent in twain by lightning about the same time the Knutson house was struck. Hotel Chfmney Struck. Slight consternation was caused at the Praguo hotel, where a large chimney came rattling down after having been struck by lightning. No personal Injuries were sustained. The electric bolt expended itself without igniting any portion of the wood work. I The pleasure of the last day's program of the Iowa Firemen's tournament at Council Bluffs was almost totally spoiled by a heavy wind and rainstorm of , short dura tion, which blew over the city at 3 o'clock. At the Driving park the races had only fairly begun and only two finished, when the gale bore down from the south, ine 6,000 persons present were thrown .Into a Budden panic. Induced chiefly by the ferocious looking clouds and the thunder and lightning, although the velocity of the wind was considerable. A number or trees were blown down and the grandstand where the people huddled trembled, but no one was Injured except a young man named Dalley from Shenandoah. Dalley received a shock from lightning and was uncon scious five minutes, but recovered. Trolley Line Blocked. A number of poles supporting the street railway company's wire between' Twenty sixth and Twenty-eighth ' avenues blew over, putting the Omaha-Council Bluffs and all the Council Bluffs service out of com mission for more than an hour and a half. Quick work on the part of the company and the fact that the powerhouse, men and materials were at hand, resulted in the broken poles being braced up quickly and the wires restrung. Indian creek overflowed Its banks between 5 and 6 o'clock and the Northwestern rail way yards and Broadway for a block on either side were deluged with three inches of mud and two feet of water. The street cars, however, were able to plow through it. In the business district of Council Bluffs two or three tents of street shows were tipped over, but no serious damage done. The storm was fiercest west of the Illinois Central tracks, but the blowing down of several large trees and the snapping of many branches were the only traces left in its wake. About 8 o'clock last night It commenced to rain In a more dignified and orderly fashion and kept at it steadily all night long. There was considerable lightning but no wind. So far as reported, however, no damage was done by the lightning during the night. MILLERS HEAR OF RATES Professor Meyer Telia Why Govern ment honld Not Regulate Railroad Freight Tariffs. KANSAS CITY. June .-Prof. Hugo R. Meyer of the University of Chicago ad dressed the National Confederation of Millers today on tho question of govern mental regulation of railroad rates, main taining that "wherever the public regula tion of railroad rates has sought to do more than to eliminate secret rebates and to guarantee that rates shall be reason able per see, It has arrested the decline of railroad rates and has led to the adoption of distance tariff. "The conflicts of Interest between rival producing regions, manufacturing centers and trading centers are so fierce," he said, "that no government that permits Itself to be drawn Into them can stand up under the sectional feelings thus aroused unless that government shall settle these con flicts upon some hard and fast mechanical basis, which permits of no exercise of Judgment or discretion. The Interstate Commerce commission developed certain mechanical nnd hard and fast rules for settling conflicts of localities and of In tereststhe doctrine that railway rates must be based on relative costs of trans portation and that they may not be based on commercial considerations; nlso that no person may be deprived of the advan tages accruing to him by virtue of his geographical position; or conversely, that no person may be relieved of the disabilities under which he labors by virtue of his geographical position. These doctrines re sult In rates made on the basis ot dis tance. Therefore the important decisions of the commission geaerally have been made by means of the application of the distance tariff." In the last hour of the closing session the federation adopted a resolution heartily endorsing the position of President Roose velt against private rebates and unjust discrimination In the transportation of in terstate commerce. It was urged further that all private car lines and all allied cor porations be brought under the control of the 'Interstate laws, the same as are rail roads. Delegates were asked to Influence their congressmen and senators to give the president their support In bringing about such action and Rlso to bring to their at tention a resolution on the tariff adopted by the National Association of Manufac turers in May, in which the millers con cur. The resolution calls upon the president and congress "to act promptly In placing the United States In a position where we can meet half way all friendly proposals and make overtures to other countries and protect our present markets against tho rising tide of discrimination." REPUBLIC FOR NORWAY Swedish and Danish Princes Refuse to Take Throne at Christiania. POWERS MAY ' BRING PRESSURE HOTTMAN TELLS OF MURDER Slayer of Clarence Myers Recites How He nnd Mrs. Myers Com . mltted the Crime. LIBERTY, Mo., June 9. Frank Hottman, who Is under sentence of death for his part In the crime, took the Bland today at the trial of Mrs. Aggie Myers and told the part both he and the n n.'i ,.1-yed In the atro cious murder of her husband, Clarence Myers. When Hottman faced the prisoner today It was the first time their eyes had met since the couple were arrested a year ago. Each stared at the other un moved. Hottman told of his planning with Mrs, Myers to kill Myers that they might marry. Mrs. Myers, he declared, Had re fused to elope with him, saying "she had to get rid of him." "She told me," said Hottman, "of friend of hers who had a husband she wanted to get rid of and while he was sick with typhoid fever she gave him some poison In his medicine and killed him." Hottman said that he at first refused to kill Myers, but consented finally, after Mrs. Myers had repeatedly Insisted. They planned the murder minutely and on the fatal night Hottman went to the Myers house and was let In by Mrs. Myers Myers was awake and the woman gave him something to put him to sleep. After Myers had gone to sleep Hottman struck him on the head with a billiard cue, Myers arose, called to his wife for help and the men began the death struggle, "While we were struggling." continued Hottman, "she got a bed slat and struck Myers with It." "Then." said Hottman, "she went back Into the bedroom and came- out with a razor and cut his throat. I let him down to the floor and she leaned over him and cut his throat again several times." While Hottman was telling this horrible story Mrs. Myers sat unmoved, watching the witness. Hottman told of Mrs. Myers aiding him to get rid of the blood stains and of her giving him money to flee from the city. Mrs. Myers took the witness stand in her own behalf tonight. She told her origi nal story of the murder of her Tiusband by two negro burglars. She denied the state ment of Frank Hottman that she had sent him money. In her testimony she accused the police and detectives of persecuting her by trying to force her to make state ments that were untrue. If At l Rumor That ognlse Nc.. Klnir Oscar Conaenta to Srparntlon. IMI'I COPENHAGEN, June 9.-A11 hope that King Oscar or Crown Prince David will yield to the request of the Norwegian Storthing to place a prince of the house of Bernadotte on the throne of Norway has disappeared, according to a high authority. Tho Danish royal family has also set the stamp of disapproval of the acceptances of the throne by a Danish prince. It Is understood that agreements are actually being made for a national convention In Norway, and this It Is believed will Inevit ably result In the declaration of a republic. Powers May Bring Pressure, According to well Informed persons Rus sia and Germuny will refuse to recognize the Norwegian government until King Os car consents to the disruption of the union. Strong efforts nro being made to secure similar action by other governments, In cluding that of Denmark nnd It is stated that these efforts are meeting with encouragement. The Norwegian press and people accord ing to advices received here remain singu larly undemonstrative. Premier Michael sen wants no demonstrations and today re fused to permit a large procession. In re fusing tho premier said: "It is too early to claim a victory which has not yet been definitely gained. Our most serious diffi culties are probubly ahead." King Oscar Will Evade War. Thousands of telegrams from all parts of the world are pouring In on Premier Mlchaelsen and the Storthing, many com ing from America. King Oscar Is quoted as Baying that he will evade war at any cost. Officials here say that the king and crown prince had been fully prepared for the action by the Storthing, by Premier Mlchaelsen, who informed them prior to his majesty's veto of the consular bill as to what steps Norway Intended to take. Norway Files New Flag. CHRISTIANIA, June . The Norwegian tri-color was hoisted today over Akershus THE BEE BULLETIN. Forecast for Nebraska-Showers nnd cbnler Saturday! Sunday, Fair. 1 Morton In t'hnrae of Fn.nlnble. I.luhtntng Does n Stunt In Omaha. Republic l.lkcly In Norway. Progrcaa In Pence Xraotlntlona. 2 lltlixntnm Issued to the inr. Itunilnii Ships Are Interned. a Holds t'nrry to t'nttle Contract. Newa from All Porta of Nehraakn. 4 t nfortitnntc (.oca to Hospital. Object to the Detention Home, Attn Irs nt South Omnhn. ft Tnlk of llenrnlng Gna Contract. Girl anil Jnp Fall In l ove. O Worst Faults of Mcnographera. Good Thing In Franchises. I.nnmln nnd Ilowcu Get Together. T I.ntest Phase of Chicago Strike. Coninierclnl Review of the Week. H Pinna for Three Nnval Greyhounds O Advance of the Colored Hncc. Huge HnkenlT In Liquor Ilunlneaa. in I'.ditorlal. 11 Jury Finds the Krnnsea Guilty. Mrs. Algoe Trlra for Liberty. 12 lleanlta of the Day's Hall Games. Rnln Interferes with Tournament. Sporting Kventa of the Day. 1.1 Financial nnd Commercial. Ifi fnnnrll muffs nnd town Sews. Temperatnre nt Omnhn Yesterdnyi Hour. li a. m . O n. m . T n. ni. Ha. m. O a. m. lO a. nt. 11a. in . 12 m . . . Deg. . . 71 . . T4 . . 7ft . . 7S .. SI . . K'l . . H4 . . NT Hour. 1 p. m. 2 p. m . a p. nt . . 4 p. m . , ft p. m . , .0 p. m . , 7 p. m i H p. m . , p. ni . , Deg. . . Mil . . ! . . ni . . 7M . . 7ft . . 7 . . 7 . . 7M . . till MUSICAL CLUB'S ELECTION Mrs. Huaaell II. Dorr of New York Chosen President of the Na tional Federation. DENVER. Colo., June !). Mrs. Russell R, Dorr of New York City was elected presi dent of the Notional Federation of Musi cal clubs today. Among the other officers elected were: Second vice president. Mrs. C. B. Kelsev. Grand Kiinius, Mien Vice president, eastern section. Miss l uirissa Biei.utneon Vice president, middle section. Mrs. W. C. l.awson. i nicago. Vice president, southern section, Mrs. C. 1 Steele Recording secretary. Mrs. Frey, Syracuse. n. r. Corresnonnlnur secretary. Mrs. Jason rort and throuKhout the country in Place I Walker. Memphis. Tenn of the union flair. The substitution was Treasurer, Mrs. Tliomus E. Ellison. Fort . ... I Wavne. ind. attenaea witn great ceremony at tne ion. Auditor. Mrs. A. M. Robertson. Indian where tho members of the Storthing and In no is. 30,000 of the public were assembled. The Librarian, Mrs. John Leverett, upper Al- ( . .... LUIl. 111. garrison was paraaea in ironi oi tne quar- The convention closed tonight ters ot the commandant of the rort and TAYLOR'S STATUS Defense of Powers Fllea Affidavits from Federal Oincials to Prove Right to Iaane Pardon. the commandant read the resolution of the! PROVING Biortning dissolving tne union witn eweaen as tne clock in the tower or the ion chimed 10 the union flag which has floated there since 1814 was hauled down, the troops presented arms, the band played the patriotic air '"Sons of Norway," and after only a momentary interim the first gun of LOUISVILLE. Ky., June 10. A special a national salute boomed, the new flag was from Maysville says: "Affidavits have broken out and the troops again presented been filed In the Powers case In the fed- arms. The people then uncovered and eral court from ex-Governor Taylor, ex cheered wildly, the band adding to the Postmoster General Smith, ex-Attorney general enthusiasm by playing the popular General John W. Griggs and Secretary Cortelyou, showing that Taylor was recog nized as governor of Kenturky by the na tlonal administration. The affidavits were filed to show that Governor Taylor's par don to Powers was valid. The cose was concluded today when District Attorney Hill finished his reply to tho Bpeech of C. J. Bronston last night. Judge Cockran reserved decision, HAUL FREIGHT UNDER GROUND Subway Company nt Chlcnuo Will Be Ready for Ilunlneaa In September. PEACE Ml IN SIGHT President Belieres that Final Blow in Wai Has Seen Struck. TEXT OF NOTE TO RUSSIA AND JAFAK Eieoutive Suggest to Both That Furthei Hostilities Are Useless. NEGOTIATIONS SHOULD BE DIRECT He Offers to Arrange Time and Place ( Meeting ot Commissioners, POWERS ARE SUPPORTING ROOSEVELT All Ambaaaadora nt Iluaalnn Capital Inform Caar that Their Coun tries Think Wnr should Now He F.nded. (Ceatlauad on BevtnUt . DALRYMPLE READY TO RETURN Glasgow Traction Fspert Will Write neport for Mayou Dunne In Scotland. CHICAGO, June . James Dalrymple, manager of the Glusgow traction lines, left Chicago this afternoon for Ni agara Falls, where h will continue his Investigations of the American street rail way systems for Mayor Dunne of this city. Mr. Dalrymple will make a tour of the east and expects to return to Glasgow June 20. His report on conditions in Cbl- ntii will not ha written until affi hlM m. A. (ura W Scotland, PECKHAM DENIES AN APPEAL Case of Vermont Woman Will Not Be Heard by Federal Court. ALBANY. N. Y., June 9. Judge Rufus W. Peckham of the United States supreme court today declined to grant a writ of error which would allow the case of Mrs. Mary Rogers of Vermont, now under sen tence for the murder of her husband, to go to the United States court. MONTPELIER, Vt.. June . The decision of Judge Peckham in the Mary Rogers case Is taken here as meaning that the last hope of saving the woman's life has been exhausted. SHOT IN WILDWEST SHOW Drunken Indian Flrea Gun Into Crowd of flpectators During; Ci. blbltlon at In ma a, Kan. MCPHERSON. Kan., June 9 Seven per sons were shot at a Wild West show and broncho busting exhibition at Inman, Kan., when a Cherokee Indian during a war dance fired a charge from a shotgun into the crowd. It was supposed that a blank shell was In tle gun- Among those Injured were Mrs. Z. R. Carter, Lulu Carter, Jams Stan Bel and Mlaa Ware, Miss Ware's injuries r considered, dangeroua. air, "Yes, We Love This Country." Diplomats Comlnsr Home, First one and then another took up the words of the song until the whole crowd Joined In, after which round after round ot cheering greeted the flag. Three cheers were next given for tho fatherland and the singing of the national anthem concluded the ceremony Baron von Wedcl-Jarlsberg, who has been the minister of Sweden and Norway at Madrid and who is a Norwegian, Is .leaving the Spanish capital toduy for Christiania. He has telegraphed asking to be lm mediately relieved of the post owing to the dissolution of the union. His example will be followed by the ministers at Washing ton and Rome, both of whom are Norwegians. The government of Norway and the Storthing continue to receive from all parts of the country expressions of gratitude for their action and the communal authorities are voting addresses approving of the new regime. A telegram from BJornstJerne BJornson t--"-- sage having been finished. The strike today sums up the popular feeling as fol- Tho Artflres? to me KinK is an exurBnion I . . . - .... th will of the entire Norwegian people, cudic yaras or material nas neen exca The dissolution or the union is a mossing vaiea. j ne concrete nauiea inrougn ine for the entire north. tunnels to finish the new workings The substitution OI me nurwr6iaii RmnunteH to ?.V(V. enhl vnnN . i .1 ,u I - color for tne union nag occU..u Tho com,ianv now has nearly thlrtv-two out the country with the same ceremony mlle of bore lntPrlnrlnK the dlstrlct that characterized us iioisung ove. w.., boundod by Tweifth an,i Halsted streets. AKersnus ion. Chicauro avenue and the lake. This Ih hein in statements maoe uy vi. up, trollev wires nnd with i n.- i j nPABiAnt '.f r lormer preno.-., x..... , . hf.vv rM,i for ,hfi ,. of tho pf.,..0 road, on which the merchandise will be carried forty feet beneath ttie level of the city's streets. CHICAGO. June 9. By the last of Au gust the Chicago Subway company will be handling freight to and from practically all the railroad terminals of Chicago. Work on the bore Is being rushed day ami night, an added impetus having been given by the teamsters' strike. A remarkable record In tunnel construc tion has been made In the last two months, more than five miles of underground pas- ROYAL NEIGHBORS ELECT Mrs. E. D. Watt of Omaha is Supreme Oracle of the Order. fOPEKA, Kan., June 9. The Royal Nelghbora of America are holding their election of officers on tho Australian sys tem and the complete returns have not been made. There are no contests save on the supreme board of managers and the supreme receiver. The highest official, the supreme oracle, Mrs. E. D. Watt, of Omaha, was re-elected. Others re-elected are: Supreme vice oracle, Mrs. Emma O. Rea, At hoi, S. D. Supreme recorder, Mrs. Winnie Fielder, Peoria, 111. Supreme receiver, Mrs. Susie M. Boas, Springfield, Mo. Supreme chancellor, Mrs. Hester Rlde nour, Clarksburg, W. Va. Supreme physicians, E. Franc Morrill, M. D., Chicago, 111.; Susan McG. Snyder, M. D., Council Bluffs, la.; Addle F. Klrk patrirk, M. D., Whatcom, Wash. Members board supreme auditors, Mrs. Jesse L. Mitchell, Ionia, Mich.; Mrs. Flor ence Brown, Zanesville, O.; Mrs. Alice C. Nash. Minneapolis. Minn. Supreme Marshal, Lulu Case. Pasadena. Supreme Inner Sentinel. Mrs. Nannie Hardendorf, Fort Wane, lnd. Supreme Ooler Sentinel, Mrs. Olive We Khtman. L.iramle. yo. Supreme Hoard of Managers, Mrs. Mary Fay-llawes. Rock Island, III.; Mrs. I, I mi McCollins, St. Paul, Minn.; Mrs Irene E. Bentley. Oelweln, la.; Mrs. Eva Child, Jauesvllle, Wis. The convention endorsed the consumptive sanitarium scheme at La a Vegas, projected by Dr. Warner. , The next convention will be at Chicago, ,My. 1,' WASHINGTON, June 9 -When Pres dent Roosevelt left Washington today on a two days' trip to Virginia, he was con fident that tho result of the International negotiations for peace in the far east had been successful and that tho llnal blow in the Russo-Japanese war had been truck. Ho deeply Interested is he in bring ing tho two belligerent nations to a com mon understanding that ho would not have left tiic Whitu House at tho time when the situation was so delicate, unless he had obtained assurances that his efforts to bring Russia and Japan into contact In an amlcablo spirit, hud been successfully con cluded. Vhlli extreme reticenco is manifested In every official and diplomatic quarter. It is known authoritatively that the negotia tions which have been In progress for the last ten days between the Washington government and the powers of the world. Including the two belligerent nations, have been successful to an unexpected degree President Roosevelt, who has taken tho lead In the negotiations, has been accorded the cordial support of the great continen tal powers, including Russia's nearest friend, France. The direct representatlons, mado thrm-ph Ambassador Meyer at St. Petersburg to the csar were received by Emperor Nicholas in a most friendly spirit. Toklo responded In an equally amicable way. So near are the two warring powers to amlcablo contact at tills moment that In all Washington circles, official and diplo matic, mere hopefulness has given way to notable optimism. It is not unlikely that within forty-eight hours a definite statement of the situation may bo Issued from St. Petersburg, Toklo or Washington, which will throw clear light on It. It can bo said that only Toklo remains yet to be beard from regarding a phase of the negotiations. That the re sponse of the mikado's government will be favorable no doubt Is entertained. An Identical note, tho text of which, by authority of the president, was made pub lic late tonight at the Wrhlte House by Secretary Loeb, has been forwarded to the governments of Russia and Japan by Pres ident Roosevelt. In the Interest of hu manity the president urges the warring na tions to conclude peace. It is suggested by the president that tho negotiations for peace be conducted "directly and exclu sively" between the belligerent nations. The note Indicates the president's belief that an Intermediary may not be neces sary to effect conclusive negotiations, but likewise expresses the president's willing ness to do all that he properly may do to promote tho preliminary arrangement for a time and place for the meeting of representatives of the Russian and Japa nese governments. Teat of the Note. The text of the note follows: The presld'-nt feels that the time has come when In the Interest of nil mankind lie must endeavor to see If It is not possible to bring to an end the terrible and lament able conflict now being waged. With. Rus sia nnd Japan the I'nlted States ha's in herited ties of friendship and goodwill. It hopes for the prosperity and welfare of each nnd It feels that the progress of tho world Is set back by the war between these two great nations. The president, accordingly, urges the Russian and Japnnese governments not only for their own sakes, but In the Inter est of the whole civilized world, to open direct negotiations for peace with one an other. Tne president suggests that these' pence negotiations be conducted directly and exclusively between the belligerents; in other words, that there may be a meeting of Russian and Japanese plenipotentiaries or delegates, without any Intermediary In the Storthing; Mr. Loveland, the new foreign minister and other prominent Nor wegian politicians, they all disavow any idea of war with Sweden or complication with foreign powers. President Berner declares that Norway will continue to preserve the strictest neu trality, keeping outside of all combina tions with other nations, and only en deavoring to discuss with Sweden and Den mark the best means of acting together for the common good. Quiet and order continue to be preserved everywhere. Crown Prince at Stockholm. STOCKHOLM, June . Crown Prince Gustav, on his return from Berlin today, MEIKLEJOHN 0UTF0R SENATOR Confides to Friend He Would Like to De Successor to Senator Millard. EL PASO, Tex., June 9. (Special Tele gramsGeorge D. Melklejohn of Nebraska Is In El Paso bn his way to Mexico whero he has extensive mining Interests, near Chihuahua. George Htlzlnger, president of the Guarantee Trust company of El Paso was met by the royal family, the ministers . authority for the statement that Mr. and a large crowd of people, who cheered Melklejohn confided to him that he expects him enthusiastically. The city is decorated with flas. King Oscar decided at a meeting of the council of state toduy to summon the Riks dag for an extraordinary session June 3X The crown prince was present at the Bit ting, which had before It the resolution of the Norwegian Storthing which the premier denounces as revolutionary. By this revolutionary proceeding, said the premier, the Storthing has, not only with out the co-operation of the, king, but with out the least consideration of Sweden, and on Its own authority, determined upon the rupture of the union which existed by virtue of a mutual convention drawn up In accordance with the laws and which can In no way be broken without the assent of the two countries. Inasmuch as the reso lution of the Storthing is a great and pro found violation of the rights of Sweden, It Is Indisputably necessary that the Riks dag should be summoned In extraordinary session without delay to deliberate on the measures to be taken by Sweden in view of what has passed. The resignations of the ministers of Swe den and Norway at Copenhagen, Rome and Madrid were tendered by telegraph and accepted. Huno-urlaua Applaud Norwegians, BL'UA FEJJT, June P. The members of the parliamentary opposition party are sending an address to the Norwegian Stor thing, wishing It success In any consti tutional fight and saying that Hungary, en- iCostinued on Second Page.) to be a candidate for I'nlted States sen ator In Nebraska at the next election. When questioned about his rumored can didacy Mr. Melklejohn s:ild: "It is too early for me to talk politics." ECHO OF IROQUOIS FIRE Attorneys for Will J. Davis Ask That Indictment Against Him Be Qaaahed. CHICAGO, June 9 Attorneys for Will J. Davis, Indicted for manslaughter in con nection with the Iroquois theater fire. argued for six hours today before Judgo Kavanaugh In the effort to quash the in dictment against Mr. Davis. The argu ments will tie resumed tomorrow. It was claimed that under the city ordinances no liability against Mr. Davis could be shown and that the Indictments were necessarily Invalid. It will probably be several days before Judge Kavanaugh hands down a decision. Movements of Ocean Yesaels June 0. At New York Arrived: Lucanla. from Liverpool; ljisavole, from Havre. At uueenatown -Arrived: Itepubllc. from Boston; Campania, from New York; Car piiiluit, from New York. At Dover Hailed: Deutsrhlund, from New York. At Hamburg Arrived: Graf Waldersee. from New York. At Dover Arrived: Slcllly. from New York. At Ixmdon Arrived: Pomeranian, from Montrael. At Liverpool Sailed: Arabic, for Bos ton via Queenstown, Cufic. fur New York. order to see If it is not possible for these representatives of the two powers to agree to terms of peace. Tho president earnestly asks that the Russian and Japanese govern ments do now iigree to such a meeting and Is asking the Russian and Japanese gov ernments likewise to agree. While the president does not feel that any interme diary should be called In In respect to tho peace negotiations themselves, he Is en tirely willing to do what he properly can If the powers concerned feel that his serv ices will be of nld In arranging the pre liminaries SB to the time and place mt meeting. But If even these prellmlnarle can be arranged directly between the two flowers, or In any way, the president will o glad, as his sole purpose Is to hrlng about a meeting which the whole civilized world will pray may result In peace. lloth Sides Wllllna. The foregoing note was forwarded to the Russian and Jupanese governments yes terday afternoon. It Is renderod especially signincanc uy tne tact that it was pre pared and sent only afler assurances had been received from Toklo and St. Peters burg that such a proposition would be wel comed. While both Count Casaini, the Russian ambassador, nnd Minister Ta ka li Ira of Japun were cognizant of the nature of the note, It was not writ to their re Bc'.ive governments through them. It was cabled by direction uf the president to St. Petersburg and Toklo and there de livered directly to the Russian and Japa nese governments respectively by Ambas sador Meyer and Minister Griscorn. In addition to the assurances received by President Roosevelt from Ambassador Meyer, after his audience with the czar, and from Minister Grlscoin, who had con ferred with the mikado's government, the president had Indicated to the representa tives nf the two governments at this capi tal his intention. He also discussed the subject with representatives of other Im portant powers accredited to this capital. While, no Intimation of tho attitude as sumed toward the proposition by either Ambassador Cassinl or Minister Takahlra Is obtained, It. Is known that other diplo mats with whom the president conferred cut'd tally endorsed his Intention. Declalte Step Toward Pence. A formal reply to the note may not be re ceived for several days, but, as already made clear, Informal assurances that it would be welcomed are alreudy at hand. In view of the significant character of the document and of the altitude toward U V