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The Omaha : Daily Bee
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 15, 190&-TEX PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
VOL. XXXVIII NO. 23.
SUMMARY OF TUE BEE
Wrdnnilar! July 16, 1UOH.
Electrical Pageant Ii Big Feature of
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Ground Broken for New Masonic Tern-13 sro J jQ f g
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Louisville and Seattle Are Apparently
FIGHT FOR LOWEST OFFICE
Principle of Promotion Which Obtain
In Thin Order leave, not One
Varanrr To De Filled
bT 1'AIL. July 14-The opening stolon
of the Imperial Council of the Ancient Ara
bic Order of the Myatlo Bhrlne was held
I,, re, toclav. but the principal sesalon will
bo lit Kl tomorrow when officer will be
elected and the place for thee meeting of
Ho for an the popular Interest Is con
cerned, the featur-s of Inn d.iy were the
parade thin morning from the Ryan hotel
to the auditorium where me countu
slon ni held; the breaking of ground for
the new Masonic tempi" to bo erected In
ft. Paul; the banquet at the auditorium
this afternoon, und the electrical parade
Tho executive session of the Imperlnl
Council wan proceeded by an opening meet
ing at which addresses of welcome were
delivered by Mayor Lawter of St. Paul.
Frank A. Day, private secretary to Gov
cruor Johnson, who spoKe for the chief
executive of the state, and by E. B. Swlb
rl.. a member of Ozman temple, Bt. Paul.
Responses wi re made by William O. Bell
of Wlnlpeg, who spoke for the late past
imperial potentate, Henry A. Collins of
Toronto, and by Charles R. Pullen, poten
tate of Aneszh temple, Mexico City.
Content for Lowest Office.
Work In behalf of the candidates for
office was active among the Shrlners to
tin v. but If precedent Is adhered to, but
one place will be open to the field. It Is
the custom of the Shrlners to advance to
the office of Imperal potentate tho Impe
rial demitv potentate. If this custom la
followed, Edwin L. Alderman of Marlon,
Iowa, will be made Imperial potentate In
succession to Frank C. lloundy, who will
become past Imperial potentate.
The officers believe Imperial potentate
wll each be advanced a step and a con
test will be open today only to candi
dates for the lowest office, Imperial outer
guard. The aspirants for this place are
W. F. Kcndrick of Philadelphia, George
M. Fowls of Detroit. J. B. Leggett of
Helena. Dr. J. D. McFatrlch of Chica
go, r. f. Jacopl of Indianapolis. Will Keat
ing of Rockford. III.; Charles F. Overshler
of Minneapolis, and Gregor McGregor of
Apparently the contest for the next
meeting lies between Seattle and Louisville.
' Elks Go to I.os Angeles.
DALLAS. Tex.. July 14. Elks In con
vention this afternoon selected Los Angeles
as the next convention city.
A monster barbecue, at which many
thousand people were fed, was one of the
features of the Elks' convention here to
day. At today's session of the grand
lodge. Rush L. Holland of Colorado
Springs, Colo., was elected grand exalted
ruler, John B. Sbea of Hartford, Conn.
was chosen grand esteemed leading knight,
Fred E. Robinson of Dubuque, la., was re
elected secretary and Edward Ix-ach of
New Vork was re-elected treasurer.
t2. "AHA. COUNCIL. T1LUFFS AND
V i . V Showers Wednesday; not much
cr " i temperature.
1 KHRASKA AND lOWA-Partly
clr .ith probably showers We-lni-sday.
Temperature at Omaha yesterday
PEEKE STIRS UP WATER MEN
Characterization of Anti-Saloon
League Creates Trouble.
COSTS HIM THE CHAIRMANSHIP
Delegates to National Prohibition Con
vention nt Lom Whom to Sop
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Prohibitionists In session at Columbus
wrangle over preliminaries. Fags 1
Democrats at Lincoln decide to have the
notification at Lincoln August 12 and the
notification of Mr. Kern later at Indian
apolis. The task of selecting a chairman
was left to a subcommittee of the na
tional committee, which will meet In Chi
cago July 25. 1
Republican state convention at Mitchell,
S. D., agrees on peace policy. Fg 1
Judge Taft mukes a complete study of
the plntforms of political parties. Page 1
Chairman Hitchcock pays visit to Con
gressman Shermrfn at L'tlca. Pags 1
James H. Chandler was held at Kansas
City on a charge of murder In the Kecond
degree for stabbing Frank L. Mackay.
Meeting of Miners' Federation In Denver
Is open to the public for the first time
In the history of the organization. Pftgs 1
Provision longs who were late In trading
iret caught by the manipulators of the
market. ag 1
Interstate Commerce commission rules
that elevation allowance shall not be paid
longer by railroads. Pags 1
J. J. Flanagan takes first gold medal
of the Olympic meet ond other Americans
make excellent showing In contest at Lon
Count Zeppelin's airship starts on twen
ty-four-hour Journey, but returns after a
short time In tho air because of a slight
breakage of the steering gear. Page l
J. G. Farrell, a convict sent up from
Douglas county on a murder charge, was
reported drowned In Salt creek while try
ing to make his escape. Page 3
Mayor Dahlman reaches Lincoln during
Tuesday audi calls upon Mr. Bryan.
COaUCEKCIAXi AHS XKSVSTaXAXb
Live stock markets. Pag 7
Grain markets. Page 7
Stocks and bonds. Page 7
UOTEatEITT OP OCEAN STEAMSHIPS
port. Airivtd. Billed.
NEW YORK Zwln
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UNITED STATES AT QUEBEC
Official Greet In sr To Bo Extended to
Prince of Wales by Vice
WASHINGTON', July 14 Vice President
Fairbanks will call on the prince of Wales
on the afternoon of July 22, the day on
which the prince arrives st Quebec on tho
British battleship Indomitable. This Is the
program which has been conveyed to the
State departmcrt authorities. The vice
president will leave King wharf at 2 30
o'clock In the afternoon for his call on the
FOREST FIRES IN THE EAST
Many Towns Endangered and His
toric Plymouth Has a narrow
POSTON. July 14. The fires which have
been burning for days In the amine irac...
continued today and tonight In many dis
tricts of that state, while similar fires In
New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhodo Island
and Massachusetts, Increased by thou
sands of dollars the total of the damage.
Historic Plymouth, In this state, was en
dangered by a woods fire which ran close
to the outskirts of the town, sparks from
the burning territory dropping thickly Into
the main streets. The entire fire fighting
force of the town was kept busy all day
nrotectlna- residences and fighting the
Near the vlllago of Washington, R. I., a
large acreage of timber and small growth
was burned over and a saw mill ond farm
Earl Grey, governor general of Canada hou8( w ro de8troved by tnB mo,t extensive
will entertain me American ana r rencu . k f ear,
guests at a dinner on the same evening.
Tlie American representatives Include Vice
President Fairbanks and Major Mott, his
aide; Resr Admiral Cowles and Lieutenant
QUEBEC. July 13. The duke of Norfolk,
one of the guests at the Quebec tercente
nary. Is expected to arrive here on Thurs
day evening. He will be the guest of the
governor general at the citadel.
Six of the British cruisers which will be
here during the tercentenary are expected
tomorrow morning or on Wednesday.
Oeneral Otter and his military staff have
arrived and taken their headquarters In
the court house. Camps for the regiments
which are expected to arrive this week are
Forest fires were also reported In New
Hampshire and Vermont wlklland sections,
but most of them were apparently well In
hand tonight, though none will be ex
tinguished completely until a heavy rain
The situation In Maine showed no Im
provement tonight. In scores of towns the
glaje of burning forests was plainly visible
and the atmosphere was clouded with
smoke. Many new fires broke out during
FIREWORKS UNDER THE BAN
CUSTAVUS P. ENGLISH DEAD
Kens Editor of the Associated Press
Dies Suddenly at His Homo
CHICAGO, July 14. Oustsvus P. English,
news editor of the Associated Press In
Chicago for fifteen years, died of heart
disease a short time after reaching his
home here, from Denver, this evening.
Mr. English had assisted In reporting the
democratic national convention and when
he arrived home tonight be complained of
feeling fatigued. An hour later he was
dead. Mr. English, who was t3 years old,
is survived by a widow and a son, Albert
A. English. He entered newspaper work
about thirty years ago, being known In his
younger days as one of the most expert
shorthand reporters in the country. About
thirty years ago be was private secretary
to the late Joseph Medlll, editor, of the
Chicago Tribune. He held this position
some twelve years, later becoming a re
porter on the stsff of that paper, prior to
becoming connected with the Associated
Press. He became especially well known as
an expert on convention work, the system
by which the recent national conventions
were reported being largely his work. He
was born In Philadelphia and came to
Chicago in U7Ql wu a member of all
the Klasonlo bodies of the Tork rite, being
an active member of Apoiln. Gatnmandery,
City Council of Cleveland Prohibits
Any Further Private Displays
CIJCVELAND. July 14 By a vote of 21
to 7 the city council tonight passed an
ordinance decreeing that henceforth no
private celebration of the Fourth of July
by the use of firearms or fireworks shall
occur. The council, however, reserved the
right to permit the city to give an "official
dlspluy" In tho public parks if It so de
siren. The ordinance was the result of the
deaths of ten persons In this year's Inde
pendence day observance.
County Fair In Hutchinson.
SIOCX FALLS. 8. D.. July ll.-(Speclal )
The board of directors of the recently
organised Hutchinson County Fair associa
tion, at a meeting which has Just been
held, selected September 3, 14 and 25 as the
time for the first annual fair of tho asso
ciation. Various sporting features, such as
ball games and races, will be provided for
the entertainment of the several thousand
persons who will be In attendance. The
fair will be held at Tripp, as the business
men and other residents of that place were
Instrumental In organising the new association.
COLUMBfS. O.. July H.-Today opened
up lively for the prohibitionists, with dele
gation, from various states arriving and
being escorted to their respective hotel!
by a band headed by a gaily
water wagon, drawn by four mhk wht e
a .ttnehed to tho rtnr a mule
hearloir a big placard "Missouri, two-thirds
The stato convention opened at 8:W
AK.fr in 1 hA
o'clock, but there was more --
arrival of the national delegates than In
the state meeting.
H L. Peeke of Sandusky. Is not presiding
as chairman of the state meeting. Because
of a lack of Judiciousness on his keynote
speech, ns temporary chairman of the con
vention, Mr. Peeke lost the honor of presid
ing as permanent chairman and jj
Plnney of Cleveland was picked for that
place. Mr. Peeke's savage num-n.
churches and the anu-Ba.ui.ii . -
against women's suffrage, is me . i
of bitter comment today. He shouted that
Decayed preacher" were maKing
living out of the antl-Haioon icau
charged the churches with lnncrtty be
cause they do not support the prohibition-
ists. Not only was Mr. Fecke rc.u,
honor of presiding as perm"" cha rman.
but It was said today that they will de
cline to name him as one of me memo.:.-
the national committee from onio.
Delegates Much at Sea.
The refflsal of Seaborn Wright of Georgia
to allow hi name to came before the
convention as a candidate for president left
the delegates very much at sea ss to can
didates, but certainly not for lack of ma
terial. A new boom makes Its appearance
every two or three bours. seemingly from
an Inclination among the delegates lrealy
on the ground to seek some material, which
has not been talked of much. Following
the boom for Dr. A. B. Leonard came
one for Prof. Charles 8. Scanlon of Pltts
. i.i.i resentatlve of the Presby
terian church In Its temperance work. Fred
F Wheeler of Los Angeles Is still strong,
i h T Tracer of Detroit, Daniel R
Sheen of Peoria and Alfred L. Ms.nlerre of
New York are all making active ca...-
Wlth tho arrival of state delations to
day It Is expected that by tonight some
. . i .iu vn.-A secured a
one of tne men nuro '' -
lead which will entitle him to cons.u-.a-.w,
tho others. Just at present,
before the work has started. It Is probably
...... f,t wheeler and Sheen are in
lead. Wheeler has all of California and
other support In the west, and Sheen has
the support of the largest delegation to
VVntkins for Oovernor.
Prof. Aaron S."Watklns of Ada will.
m.d for prohibition candidate for gov
ernor at tho state convention, and he may
.1.. K. named as candidate lor vice proi
dent by the national convention. He Is not
seeking the former, but he wants the latter.
and If he gets It will withdraw irora me
state ticket. It Is said, leaving the vacancy
to bo filled by the state committee.
r.nM Marshall of this cuy injecieu
some ginger in mo ....
Immediately after Its opening toaay oy
rtm to a auesUon of personal privilege.
"If it's to speak of what you asked me
about before the meeting was called to or
der, the chair declares you out oi oraer,
m R. J. Plnney.
"Personal privilege Is always in oruer.
Tho chair ordered Mr. Marshall to take
his seat, but he replied:
"I auoeal from the decision of the chair.
The chairman put the appeal, stating
that Mr. Marshall wanted to answer some
parts of Mr. Peeke s keynote speech of
yesterday. The chair was sustained.
Mr. Marshall said privately he Intended
in oblect to that part of Mr. feene
speech In which he spoke of President
Pjosevelt and also to answer bis attack
on the church.
Tho State Platform.
The state convention opened while bands
were playing and delegates to the national
convention were arriving. Tne platform
as adopted states while enforcement of pro
hibition is not possible, "except by a party
In sympathy with the law," the prohibi
tionists would "co-operate with other tem
perance forces" to obtain local temperance
The republican and democratic parties
were attacked for falling to recognize the
liquor question as a predominating Issue.
The platform declared against class legis
lation Infringing on popular rights; for In
junction laws giving Justice to all con
cerned; for the Initiative and referendum
as to franchises for public utilities, for
election of I nlled Senators by direct vote
of the people; for restricting of Immigra
tion, for strlgent divorce laws and for suf
frage based on Intelligence and morality.
A motion was made to add "without re
gard to sex" to this latter. The platform
committee objected to this as superfluous
and a long argument ensued.
Carrie Nation was an Interested spectator
when the question of adding the words
"without regard to sex" was voted on.
She rose to vote to add them, but took
her seat again when she remembered she
was not a delegate.
The amendment was voted down.
The state convention nominated Aaron S
Watklns for governor and a full state
ticket with the exception of dairy and food
BEE RESTRAINS CITY COUNCIL
Heads Oft Threatened Evasion of
Mandamus troosht Last
To head off threatened action of the city
council In dlsresardlng the mandamus Is
sued by the district court and letting the
contract for the publication of official
notices to the World-Herald on Its belated
bid. The Bee Publishing company Tuesday
afternoon secured a restraining order from
Judge Redick to prevent action by the
council until the case can be heard In
court. Copies of the restraining order were
served on the members of the council before
the meeting Tuesday night.
The action the council expected to take
Tuesday night was n apparent effort to
evade the court proceedings to test the
legality of what they weio about to do.
The situation arose from the fact The Bee
Publishing company was the only bidder
that responded within the time limit to the
city clerks' advertisement asking for bids
for the publication of the official notices.
The advertisement called for bids to be
submitted June 30. The council met July 1
and opened The Bee's bid. Desiring to give
the work to the World-Herald, no action
was taken, but the World-Herald was al
lowed to file a bid. then withdraw It and
refilo It July 7. after The Bee's bid had
been made public. .The Bee secured an
alternative writ of mandamus ordering the
council Into court t show cause why It
should not give the Contract to The Bee.
At the meeting of -the committee of the
whole Monday the majority of the council
wanted to let the contract to the World
Herald at onre, but It was decided to sub
mit the question to the city attorney for
an opinion as to Its legality. City Attorney
Burnam announced Tuesday he would give
an opinion holding the proposed action of
the council would be. legal. In order to
preserve Its rights and secure an adjudica
tion of the case In court, The Bee secured
the restraining order from Judge Rodlck.
The case was set for hearing Saturday
morning at 10 o'clock.
HARMONY IN SOUTH DAKOTA
Progressives and Stalwarts Agree on
Platform and Ticket.
MARTIN GOES ON FOR CONGRESS
Stalwart Nominee for Full Term
Make the Rare for the riace
aiade Vacant by the Death
DYNAMITER CONFESSES DEED
Greek In San Francisco Snys He
Responsible for Wrecking;
SAN FRANCISCO. July 14. John
Claudlanes, a Greek, 2J years old, has
made a confession to District Attorney
Langdon that be Is the man who dyna
mited the residence of James L. Gallagher
In Oakland and afterwards wrecked with
dynamite two houses owned by Gallagher
In Oakland which were unoccupied.
Gallagher is a former supervisor of Ban
Francisco who has testified against
Abraham Ruef In the graft cases. The
district attorney hoped to be able to cap
ture Peter Claudlanes, an older brother
of the man arrested, who Is believed by the
district attorney to be tho man who In
spired tho younger brother to do the deed.
It Is auserted by the district attorney that
In a letter which John wrote to Peter on
July 2 and which had fallen Into the dis
trict attorney's hands, John convicted Pe
ter of being the than who planned the
dynamiting and h(j accuses his brother
of receiving 1,000 ifor the Job and then
refusing to divide.
Although John t.t "on reused to being
the actual perpetrator of tha qrlme, he re
fuses absolutely to divulge the names of
the pertons who he claims paid his brother
11,000 to commit the crime.
TIMID LONGS ARE TRIMMED
Manipulators of Provisions Market
Catch Some Mceplna When
CHICAGO, July 14. Provisions, partic
ularly pork, took a long backward leap
today, scoring losses all along the line,
ranging from 27 Vi cents to 87490
cents. The market was demoralized. An
overbought condition prevailed, owing to
persistent, purchases for a week or more
both by local Interests and by outsldera,
and when some of the more timid longs
who had come In at top prices yesterday
attempted to get out of their lines they
gave tho signal for a general selling
movement that sent prices tobogannlng
September pork from SIB.72 last night
went off to 115.82 Vlo 5. other de
liveries making almost as great losses.
Lard netted losses of 27Q'32H cents
and rlba of from 37(i!;50 cents.
Death From Lockjaw.
SIOCX FALLS. S. D., July 14 Speclal.)
The first fatality resulting from the local
Fourth of July celebration has Just oc
curred here, the victim being Charles
Baker, aged 11 years, the oldest son of Mrs.
Marthlna Baker, widow, residing In the
southeastern portion of the city, who died
ri lockjaw. ' '
BAR TO ELEVATION ALLOWANCE
Interstate Commerce Commission De
clares This Payment to Be
WASHINGTON. July 14. In an opinion
rendered by the Interstate Commerce com
mission today, the payment to certain rail
roads of an elevation allowance of three-
quarters of 1 cent p:r 100 pounds was held
to bo an undue and unlawful discrimina
tion nnd the defund.int carriers were or
dered to discontinue on October 1 next
The decision was In the case of the
traffic bureau and the Merchants exchange
of St. Louis, Mo., against the Chicago,
Burlington & Qulnry; the Missouri Pacific,
the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific; the
St. Louis & San Francl o, nnd the Mis
souri, Kansas & Texu hallway companies.
MITCHELL. 8. D., July 14 (Special
TelefTam.) When the republican state
convention adjourned this afternoon at 3
o'clock. It was with a feeling prevallent
among the delegates that a solution of the
differences in the party had been reached,
and that any danger of a trade had been
bridged over in such a manner as to bring
practically a solid support to the entire
state ticket. Overtures were made by botn
stalwarts and progressives and with the
exception of certain features of the plat
form where the progressives declined to
yield to the wishes of the stalwarts, and
this was with reference to the removal of
the tariff on all articles produced or where
prices were controlld by a trust or
monopoly. To the stalwarts It sounded
too much like democracy or populism, but
when the progressives held for Its insertion
In the platform the stalwarts yielded.
The convention assembled at 2 o'clock
and the entire work was finished within an
hour. It was agreed that there should
be no speeches, the convention passing
along In Its work in a quiet and methodical
The credentials committee recommended
that Thomas L. Bouck of Milhank, a stal
wart, be mado the permanent chairman of
the convention and there was not a dis
senting voice. That was a part of tho
harmony proposition. Ex-Governor Elrod
and R. O. Richards escorted Mr. Bouck to
the platform amidst the applause of the.
convention when the opposing leaders
walked up the aisle. George Grace, editor
of the Lead Dally Call, presented a reso
lution and memorial touching the lire and
death of Colonel William II. Parker, a
member of congress from South Dakota.
It was adopted by the convention by accla
mation, a motion to that effect being made
by Charles H. Burke. They are as follow:
John L. Brown, Brown county; C. II. Lien,
Roberts county's G. F. Schraeder. Pen
nington county; Gottlieb Doerlng, Hutchln
son county, two stalwart and two progres
sives, and this was the second step In the
W. H. Glass presented the resolution
which endorsed the policies and principles
Inaugurated by President Roosevelt and
the nomination of Taft and Sherman, ap
proved the plattform of the national re
publican convention and especially the re
moval of the tariff from Iron, coal, lum
ber and wood pulp as well as from all ar
ticles the price or production of which Is
controlled by a trust or monopoly; en
dorsed the Idea to ascertain the true cash
value of all public service corporations as
essential to an Intelligent esttabllshment of
rates and the proper control of all such
corporations; favor the comprehensive and
permanent improvement of the Mississippi
and Missouri rivers and declared that
freight rates west of the Missouri river
are so excessive as to amount to extortion
In many cases; favored the establishment
of a postal savings system, a strong en
dorsement of the primary law and of the
candidates nominated at the June primaries
and pledged the loyal support of the party
to their election.
Charles H. Burk Introduced a resolution
touching on the vacancy In congress by the
death of Colonel Parker and recommended
that E. W. Martin of Deadwood be the
candidate to be voted for at the special
election that may be ordered by Governor
Crawford. The convention adopted the
resolution by a unanimous vote, which was
the third step in the direction of harmony.
End of Three Years' Strife.
With the above action taken the conven
tion adjourned at the motion of ex-Gov
ernor Elrod. It Is the first time In three
years that the party has shown any such
disposition to act In harmony on candi
dates, and while many of the progressives
were opposed to the endorsement of Martin
on the ground that ho fought them through
the campaign two years ago and that a
progressive candidate was entitled to the
recognition, but the more prominent pro
gressive leaders stood strong for Martin
and Insisted that the harmony deal should
go through, yielding with the same grace
that the stalwarts did on the platform
proposition to help dissipate tho differences.
Both stalwarts and progressives, standing
In groups after the convention, were heard
to give expression to the sentiment that
they would stand by the action of the day.
An Informal meeting of the Hate cen
tral committee and the candidates on the
ticket was held late In the afternocn and
a part of the campaign mapped out. W. C.
Cook Is continued as chairman of the e!ie
committee. Only a rmall proportion if the
membership was present at the meeting.
Democrats Ttiks Two Dn.
RAPID CITY. S. V.. July 14. The dem
ocratic state convention met this nftisrnoon.
Andrew Olsen was made temporary chair
man. After the temporary crganixatioii
MARTIN ENDORSED FOR PLACE
Deadwood Man to Receive Nomination
for Congressman In outh
MITCH ELI S. D.. July 14 -(Ppecla.
TVlegram ) After three or four confer
ences between the stalwart and Insurgent
factions of the republican rarty, which
were held last night, the atmosphere seems
to have cleared off quite a good deal this
morning, and tho progressives show a
strong disposition to yield their rrt toward
The progressives have conceded the en
dorsement of Hon. E. W. Martin of Dead
wood for the vacancy caused by the death
of Colonel Parker, Burke and Martin hav
ing long ago agreed that the latter was
entitled to the place. What threatened to
bring about troible was the platform
planks which were to be Inserted In the
new platform, but It Is believed that the
resolutions will be kept well within the
boundaries of the national platform, ex
cept for one or two Instances.
Another of the agreements Is that the
stalwarts shall have one chairman and
one secretary of the convention and the
progressives the other. Also the stalwarts
are to be recognized In several of the chair
manships of the committees to be ap-
TAFT HARD AT WORK
Judge Is Comparing' Platforms of
Present and Other Campaigns.
SEVERAL DAYS' MORE STUDY
Has Not Yet Begun to Dictate Accept
WEATER OVER STATE
PUBLICITY WILL BE FEATURE
Publication of Subscriptions to Funds
To Be Made Prominent.
HITCHCOCK GOES TO UTICA, N. Y.
Week's Temperature Hlah. with Gen
eral Maximum of .Ninety
LINCOLN. Neb.. June 14. The week was
partly cloudy, with both temperature and
rainfall somewhat below normal In most
of the state.
Tho dally main temperature was between
0 and 74 degrees, which Is ahout one de
gree below the normal. Friday was gen
erally the warmest day. with a maximum
temperature very generally near 96 de
grees. The last four days of (he week were
warm, with maximum temperaturo neat
The rainfall was above normal In several
eastern and northern counties, but was
below normal In rather more than half of
the state. At a few places light showers
occurred Monday, but nearly all of the rain
of the week fell Saturday night and Sun
day. The rainfall exceeded am Inch In a
number of eastern counties, but In a largo
portion of the central and western parts
of the state It was less than half an Inch.
The total rainfall from April 1st to dato
is decidedly above the normal, except In a
few western counties, where there Is a
CONVICT REPORTED DROWNED
J. G. Farrell, Sentenced from Douglas
County, May Have Escaped
LINCOLN, Neb., July 14.-(Ppeclal.l-J.
G. Farrell, who was convicted of bur
glary In Douglas county, today was
drowned In Salt Creek, while trying to
escape, from the penitentiary.
Charles J. Bowers of Lancaster and Joseph
Field of Buffalo county were recaptured.
The men were working on the peniten
tiary farm - when they made a break for
liberty. Farrell, his companions declare,
being drowned while trying to swim tho
Farrell pleaded guilty In th district
court hero to breaking Into a box car of
the Chicago, St. Paul & Omaha road and
stealing a bicycle worth $30. Ho pleaded
guilty June 1, 1907, and was sentenced to
eighteen months In the penitentiary. His
sentence would have expired in a short
Manager of Campalan Has Extended
Conference With Candidate for
Vice President Mr. "herman
la Looking; Well.
HOT STRINGS. V July 14 Julge
William H. Taft has progressed sufficiently
with the task of preparing his letter of
acceptance, to bo delivered at Cincinnati
on July 2S to make plain the necessity of
devoting two or three more days to a study
of various platforms of the republican and
democratic parties and speeches and letters
of acceptance covering a good many years
befoer he undertakes the work of putting
his Ideas in definite form. I p to today
he has not begun the dictation of h's
speech. Yesterday and today in his work
of determining what he will say at Cincin
nati, he has found It necessary to consjlt
papers that had not been brought here ond
he has had to telegraph to Washington lor
Ever since the appointment of George R.
Sheldon of New York as the treasurer
of the national committee and the deter
mination to have publicity of republican
campaign funds under the New York law
Mr. Taft hns dally becomo more and more
convinced of the wisdom of that course
and It Is likely that he will give It
considerable prominence In his speech of
acceptance. He Is bearing In mind that
In preparing his letter of acceptance he
will have several weeks more time and In
It ho will treat all those, matters at great
length of the letter, as It will comprise
about ir,000 words.
Mr. Taft has accepted on Invitation of
the Virginia Bar association to deliver an
address at Hot Springs, August 8. It is
not expected that ho will Intrude on pol
itics. Hon. S. Allen Brown of Norfolk, Va..
United States marshal, Is endeavoring to
carry out a plan for a meeting of Vlrgln
lanss at Hot Springs and to have Mr.
Taft address them.
IOWA COMPLAINS ON RATES
Attorney General Byers Registers
First Complaint Made I'n
der New Law.
DES MOINES. Ia.. July 14. Attorney
General H. W. Byers has prepared the
first petition under the law of 10O7, which
au'.horiz-d the State Railroad commission
and the attorney general to prosecute be
for the Interstate Commerco commission
any charge of discrimination In Interstnta
rates made by an Iowa shipper. This
petition probably will be filed with the
Interstate Commerce commission today.
The case will Be brought by the rail
road commission against the Illinois Cen
tral Rullroad company, the Dubuque and
Dunlelth Bridge company, the Chicago,
Burlington & Qulncy railroad company and
A. B. Stlckney, receiver for the Chicigo
Great Western Railroad company. The
action Is based on alleged discrimination
against Iowa In passenger rates from
Dubuque, la., to East Dubuque, 111.
GASOLINE SETS SMALL BLAZE
Tailor Rescues Clothing: and Straw
Hats From Horning;
Gasoline used In cleaning a woman's silk
waist caused a small blase at 11S North
Eleventh street about 7 o'clock last even
ing. The fire occurred In a clothes clean
ing and dyeing establishment owned by
Will Greenhouse, a Russian Jew, who has
been operating the place for only six
According to Greenhouse, the fire started
by the igniting of the gas from a pan of
gasoline in which he was cleaning some
clothing, heat and flame from a bake oven
Ira the basement of the building setting It
on fire. Tho alarm was turned in by tne
police officers at the city Jail, who saw
the smoke Issuing from the door of the
building. Damage to the amount of 150 or
W wkb sustained, and no fire insurance
was carried. A quantity of clothing was
partially burned, but several lace curtains
were tho only articles other thani Green
house's clothing, that suffered from the
The department arrived In less than five
minutes after the alarm was rung In, but
before Its arrival Greenhouse had entered
the blazing room several times and had
rescued armsful of clothing and several
No damage to the bakery store room In
tho rear of the clothes cleaning shop -was
FRENCH NATIONAL FESTIVAL
CLEVELAND REMEMBERS NIECE
Woman In Kendall, Mont., Given
Three Thousand Dollars From
KENDALL, Mont.. July 14. Miss Mary
Hastings, a nurse la moderate circum
stances In the Company hospital at Ken
dall. Is one of the beneficiaries of the
late Grover Cleveland. Not a person In
town knew Miss Hastings was related to
the former president until the news was
made known that she had been left 13,000
from the estste. She Is the daughter of
Anna Hastings, sister of Mr. Cleveland.
FEDERATION MEETINGS OPEN
Miners for First Time In History
Admit Public to the
DENVER. Colo.. July U For the first
time In tho history of the organization the
convention of the Western Federation of
Miners was thrown open to the entire public
today and all sessions until final adjourn
ment will also be public.
Last year organized labor and press rep
resentatives were admitted, but not the
general public. President Moyer made his
annual report and address at the afternoon
Anniversary of Fall of
. I sua!
CHANDLER HELDF0R MURDER
Abstractor Who Fatally Stabbed F. L.
Muckuy f Kansas City Brought
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 14. James H.
Chandler, an a I sractor who fatally stabbed
Frank L. Mackiy, manager of the Western
Commission c.ir:pany, yesterday afternoon,
was arraign-! today before Justice of the
Pence Rem''.' on Information charging him
was effected the convention adjourned tint. I . Jp,.,.;1 degree murder.
Oil Company Branching- Out.
MARSHALLTOWN, la., July H.-(Speclal)
The Marshall Oil company, with head
quarters In this city, and branches at Oska
loosa. Maaon City, la.; Fargo, B. D. and
Lincoln, Neb., has established a branch at
Sioux Falls. 8. D. The property secured
for the site is on th line of the South
Dskota Central. The new plant, which will
be used to supply tha trade of South
Daao'.a, wUl be opened about October t
INDEPENDENCE PARTY MEETS
atlonal Convention Will lie Held lu
Chicago July 27-1'our Candi
dates for President.
NEW YORK. July H. Local leaders of
the independence party announced tonight
that the national convention of the party
which has been called In Chicago on July
27 will complete Its business In two days.
The Independence party leaders state that
there are four candidates In the field for
president. They are Howard 8. Taylor of
Illinois, N. W. Howard of Alabama,
Thomas L Hlsgen of Massachusetts and
Charles A. Walsh of Iowa.
REWARD FOR ESCAPED CRIMIVAI.S
Trace of Men la Lost After They
VALENTINE. Neb., July 14. (Speclal.)-
The two prisoners who broke Jail here Fri
day night have been heard from. Af.jr
stealing the two horses the fugitives went
up into the Rosebud reservation and then
circled down Into Nebraska. At Cody they
sold the horses and from there all trace is
lost. Following Is a description of the men
Fred Gardner, who broke Jail at Valen
tine, Neb., on the night of July 10, stealing
a black stallon and saddle to rfet away on.
He Is about 25 years old, weight about lift
pounds, height about b feet 7 inches, dark
complexion, talks freely and smokee cltar
ettes. tutooed on both arms from his hans
to his elbows. He for In for forgery.
Tony Maule, a Lohemian, who got away
at the same time, stealing a sorrel pony
mare with colt by her side. He is 6 feet 9
or 10 inches high, rather dark and never
talks unless sicken to. will not look you
In the eye and has the appearance of being
South Dakota Store Robbed.
YANKTON, S. D.. July 14 (Special.)
The general store of John Peterka at Uttca
was robbed Sunday and knives, razors,
Jewelry, eto., to the amount of S3u0 was
taken. There U do clue to lbs thieve.
Passenger Train Derailed.
FCLLERTON. Neb . July 14 (Special.)
The eastbound passenger train which
leaves here at 11 a. m. was derailed yes
terday about two miles east of the depot.
the tender, baggage, mall and passenger
cars leaving the rails, while the engine
remained on the track. No one was In
Jured, as the cars did not turn over. This
Is the first accident occurring on this
branch of tha Union raclflc since Ha con
structlon. Ills reported that trains will
run tomorrow as usual. The spreading
of the rail U sTalA Ja feava. uum4 tba
trouble, ' -
Chandler and tho man he stabbed; were
both prominent In commercial circles here.
Chan Her 1 31 years o!d and wealthy. Ho
is an enthusiastic athlete and for several
ehrs has been a prime mover in the Kan
sas City Athletic club and the Young Men's
Christian association. He lives at Inde
Mitckay was 2s years old. He lived in
Hooker. Okl., where he was In business up
to a few months ago.
PARIS, July 14. The French national
fete was. celebrated today throughout the
country In the traditional manner. The
review of troops at Longchamps. which
was the feature of the celebration in Parts,
was a brilliant success. President Fallleres
and Prime Minister Clemenceau. with a
retinue of foreign military and naval at
taches. Including Captain W. 8. Gulgnard
and Lieutenant Commander F. L. Chapln of
the I'nlted Statyi, rode onto the field
escorted by a regiment of culrasaleres. The
president was greeted with enthusiasm by
the assembled crowd, estimated at 75,000
All the theatres of Paris gave free per
formances this sfternoon and there were
concerts In all tho parks.
The League of Patriots, headed by Paul
De Rouble, made Its annual pilgrimage to
the statue of Strasbourg on the Place de
la Concorde. Wreaths and flowers wera
deposited on the base of the monument
and speeches were delivered In favor of
the reconquest of the lost provinces. Thero
were similar demonstrations before tha
statues of Joan D'Arc and Gambetta,
PRESIDENT G0FS TO NEWPORT
He Will Read a Paper Before aval
College I'pon Plans for Pro
OYSTER BAY. N. Y. July 14. Prealden
Roosevelt will go over to New.Tt, R. I.,
on July 22 In the yacht Mayflower to be
present at the closing of a conference now
being held at the naval war college. At
the suggestion of the president discussion
on the plans for the proposed new battle
ship had been In progress and Mr. Roose
velt will read a paper on the subject.
Alia to Die Friday.
CANON CITY. Colo. July 14. It Is the
general belief here that iSulseppe Alia,
vUver of Father Io Helnrlchs, will ex
plate his crime Friday night of this week.
No information will he Kiven out by the
penitentiary officials as to the day or ho.ir
of Alla's execution, but it is not believe!
that the sentence will be carried out jiu 1
tho last of tne present week,.
Bishop Putter Much Hetter.
COOPERSTOWN. N. Y . July 13 Bishop
Henry C. Potter's condition showed a
marked degree of Improvement today, and
after a comfortable night he was able
La ha removed from his bed and alt uu In
La ri-.llnlnsv chair-for a, brief lima.
DEATH RECORD. "N
MARSHALLTOWN. Ia.. Jaly 14. (Spe
cial.) Dora Fitzgerald of Omahs. known
In the Sisterhood of Humility of the Catho
lic church as Flster Cyril, died at Great
Falls, Mont.. Punday. Sister Cyril was for
ten years Instructor ft music in the St.
Mary's Institute of this city, flhs went to
Great Falls two years age. Tuberculosa
of the lungs was the cause of her death.
War I pon Gambling lionses.
SIOCX FALLS, S. D.. July 14 ( Special.)
Chief Tracy of the local police depart
ment has declared war upon gambling and
announces that an active campaign will
be waged against all such Joints until the
city Is freed of them. The first Victim of
the campaign was Joseph F. Gels, who wis
detected operating a gambling house In a
room over a restaurant. When taken be
fore a lxa! court fieis entered plea of
guilty to the charge of conducting a gamb
ling house and was fined M0. Chief Tracy
has Information concerning several other
places of this character and Intends to
keep up the caraalga uutU all axe tup
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