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S TJIE NORFOLK NEWS : FRIDAV , OCTOBER 17,1902.
President Roosevelt Appoints
ROAD TO SETTLEMENT OPEN.
Ccmioraices at While House End
With Selection of Coiuiui&ioii ,
TERMS SATISFACTORY TO ALL.
Dlshop Spaldlng , General Wilson ,
Judge Gray , E. E. Clark , E. W. Parker -
er and Thomas H. Watklns Nameo.
Carroll Wright as Recorder.
Washington , Oct. 1C. Tlio ircai
luitliruclto cotil utrlku 1 bottled at
last A commission Of Six pel SOUS ,
with u seventh , Curioll U. Wright , oa
reuuidvr , will adjust diffeieuces between -
twoon operators and mluern. Piosl-
dent Mitchell ol the miuuia' uulou
will tnlkO the necessary measure * to
cnll the ttlriko off. The prujsldoout will
urge immediate robiimptloii of mining
uud operations eio expected to begin
Announcement that the great strike
was oil waa made by SeeieUry Hoot
With exuberant good humor at the
whlto houeo shortly after 1 o'clock
this morning. Organized labor has a
repiCHCiitntiva on the commission In
the person of 10. 12 , Chirk , grand chief
of the Order of Hallway Conductors ,
mined as a sociologist The president
added Bishop Spuldlng of Illinois to
the list of flvo members suggested by
the operators. As named , the coin-
inlBBiou IB perfcctlyBntiBtactoryto both
miners and cpenitors. Aaseut of the
miners was given through President
Mitchell nnd Mr. Sargent , commis
sioner of immigration , and of the
operators through Messrs , Robert Ba
con and George W. I'orklns , of the
banking firm of J. Plerpont Morgan
The flnnl outcome followed a series
of conferences , beginning with two
during the dny with Mr. Mitchell , and
two during the night with Messrs. Baton -
ton nnd I'orklns. Events moved quick
ly nt the lust , the president being de
termined on a speedy settlement The
commission will assemble Ih u few
days and choose a chairman , probably
General Wilson. It then will arrange
lor sessions and testimony.
Official Announcement Made.
The following official statement , an
nouncing the close of the strike , was
issued at the whlto' house early this
"Aftor n conference with Mr. Mitch
ell and some further conference with
representatives of the coal opernois ( ,
the president has appointed the mem
bers of the commission to Inquire Into ,
consider and pass upon all questions
nt Issue between the operators and
minors In the anthracite coul fields , as
"Brigadier General John M. Wlltton ,
TJ. S. A . retired. Into chief of engi
neers , U. S. A. , Washington , as an of-
fleer of the engineer corps of either
the military or naval service of the
"E.V. . Parker. Washington , as an
expert mining engineer. Mr. Parker
is chief Htutlstlclan of the coal dlvl-
Blon of the United States geological
eurvoy and the rnlltor of the Engineer
ing and Mining Journal of New York.
"Hon. George Gray , Wilmington ,
Del. , as a judge of n United State *
"B. E. Clark , Cedar Rapids , la , ,
grand chief of the Order of Hallway
Conductors , ns a sociologist , the
president assuming that for the pur
poses of such a commission the term
sociologist means a man who has
thought nnd studied deeply on social
questions and has practically applied
bis knowledge ,
"Thomas H. Watklns , Scronton , Pa. ,
as a man practically acquainted with
the mining and soiling of coal.
"Hlshop John L. Bpaldlng of Peorla ,
111. The president has added nishop
Bpaldlng's name to the commission.
"Hon , Carroll D , Wright has been
appointed recorder of the commls-
Some of the members of the com
mission w ro named by Messrs. Bar-
cent and Mitchell nt tholr conforcnco
with the president yesterday , and In
later meetings last night Mr. Sargent
officially represented the mlno union
Convention Must Meet.
Wllkesbarro , Pa. , Oct 1C. Presi
dent Mitchell arrived here from Wash
ington at 135 ; this morning. Ho was
mot at the railroad station by Na
tional Secretary Wilson. The Associ
ated Press bulletins of the outcome
of the Washington conference that the
etrlke was settled wore read to him
while ho was surrounded by n small
nrmy of newspaper men. He made
the positive statement that a delegate
convention must first pass upon the
question of calling off the strike.
From the calling of the convention to
its adjournment Is only a matter of
three or four days. There Is hardly
any doubt that a convention will atnml
by any agreement he has made with
Texas Strike Declared Off.
Laredo , Tex , , Oct. 10. Chairman 01-
nen of the striking flremon on the
Texas , Mexican and National railroad
yesterday called off the strike on
thoaa rottda nnd requested the railroad
oftlolals to reinstate those who had not
bown active In the tloup , The officials
linvo not Indicated what action they
. will take.
BUTLCH TRIAL POSTPONED.
Millionaire DefencUnt Granted a Con
tinuance Until Nov. 10.
Columbia. Mo. , Oct 16.- The case
of Colonel Edward Uutlor , the million
aire politician of SU Lou In , on trial
on th charge of attempted bribery In
connection with municipal legislation ,
WRB continued until Nov. 10. Hutler ,
In hU application for a , continuance ,
dfx'larod that the absence of John W.
McCarthy , a witness for the defense ,
jeopardized his defense. After a
lengthy argument by Circuit Attor
ney Folk against a continuance and
by tbo attorneys for th defense In fa
vor of It , Judge Hockaday granted the
continuance , not until the February
term , as Uie defense nought , but until a
special term to begin Nor. 10. Judge
Hockiulay notllled the defense to have
McCarthy and other witnesses here on
the date set
FOOT BALlTpLAYER INJURED.
Carried From Field In Helpless Con
dition , but Will Recover ,
Perry , la. , Oct. 1C. During a hotly
contested loot ball gaino here yester
day between a local club and ono
from Drake university , one of the lat'
ter's men was seriously Injured while
making a center rush. In the scrim
mage Edgar Glabson of Tracy , la. ,
fell or was knocked down and was
kicked on tho' chin , then In the back
of the neck by Borne ono of the Perry
club's men. After the melee waa
stopped by the police Glabson waa
carried from the Hold in a helpless
condition , but It la thought he will
Troops Guarding Jail.
Henderson , Tox. , Oct. 1C. The ne
gro , Jim Buchanan , charged with the
murder of the Hicks family In Nacog
doches county , was lodged In Jull here
last evening , There is great excite
ment in town and hundreds of citizens
soon assembled in front of the jail.
The Henderson Rifles are guarding
the jail closely , and the mob is awaiting /
ing reinforcements , now en route from
JackKonvllle , Longvlew and Nacog'
doches. The military also expect two
more companies from Tyler and Mar
Salt Trust Restrained.
Ban Francisco , Oct 1C. United
States Circuit Judge Morrow yester
day Issued an order temporarily re
straining the Federal Salt company
from carrying out the object of the
combination and to appear In courl
Nov. 3 to show cause why the Injunc
tlon should not be made permanent
The petition for the Injunction was
drawn by United States Attorney Mar
ehall H. Woodworth at the request of
P. 0 , Knox , attorney general of the
Valuable Mall Pouch Missing.
East Liverpool , O. , Oct. 16. A mai
bag , containing 150,000 worth o
chocks and postal orders , hafl been
missing since Tuesday morning. The
pouch Is supposed to have been los
between East Liverpool nnd Smith's
Ferry. A colored man , who asked to
hnvo a chock cashed In East Liver
pool and who would give no Identlfl
cation and went away when ijues
tioned , Is believed to have been I in
plicated In the caso.
Ask Operators to Meet.
Paris , Oct. 1C. The prefect of Pna
do Calais has written to the managers
of all coal mines In his department
asking them to meat with the view o
deciding upon a basis of agreetnen
with the miners favorable to all the
Interests involved In the strike.
Ship's Strong Box Robbed.
Victoria , n , C. , Oct 1C. Information
has reached hero that a. box contain
ing bank notes of the value of $50,000
in gold had been stolen from the
strong room of the China nnd Manila
steamer Zenflro on its last voyage
from Hong Kong to Manila.
Daughter of Revolution Dead.
Cedar Falls , la. , Oct 1C. Mra. Mary
Ann Ilurr died yesterday at the ago of
ninety-five. She was the only real
daughter of the revolution In the
county. Her father was a soldier In
the revolutionary war under General
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
Onward Stiver , driven by Scott Hud
son , lowered the American two-mile
trotting record from -1-32 to 4.2/i ! ) at
J. C. Bancroft Davis , who has been
reporter of the United States supreme
court for nearly twenty years , baa re-
Blgnod. He Is nearly eighty yeara old.
John A. Dillon , leading editorial
writer on the Now World Evening
World , died at Chotwold , the sum
mer home of Joseph Pulitzer , near
Bar Harbor , Mo. , Wednesday.
Weakened by the extraction of
twenty teeth in fifty seconds , Mrs.
Mlnnlo Smith of Columbus , O. , died a
few minutes after being removed from
the operating chair nt the clinic of
Ohio Medical university.
The Colorado Fuel and Iron com
pany has roluntarlly decided upon a
general increase In wages to the 10,000
coal miners In Its employ. The In
crease is in the nature ' of n readjust
ment nnd In some case's amounts to
25 per cent of the present scale.
The ship Shenandoah arrived at
Now York Wednesday from San Fran-
clico after an eventful passage of 123
days , One man was killed on the voy
age and two others Injured , and the
Bhlp had several combats with the ele
ments in which it was badly damaged.
Rear Admiral Thomas 0. Solfrldfe ,
U. S. N. , retired , died at the McLean
asylum in Wavorly , Mass. , Wednes
day. He was probably the oldest liv
ing oftlcer of that rank In any navy of
the world and there IB no other navy
which had two admirals , father und
on , both retired.
President of Vcuezuela .Fight
ing for His Capital.
SURROUNDED BY HIS ENEMIES
Engagement Has So Far B < wn Without -
out Definite Result Reinforcements
for Revolutionary Army Arrive
Scene Wounded Uncared For.
WlllumsUd , Oct 16. NOWB has
> eeu received hero from Caracas that
the buttle near La Victoria between
01 tea ot Piesldeut Castro , numbering
4,100 men , with fifteen guns , end the
Venezuelan revolutionists , which beau -
; au Monday morning , hafa BO far been
without dellulte result
General Mates , leader of the revo
lution , and General Meudoza were not
reat-nt The only rebel generals en-
; aged were Guevera , Torres , Crespo
and Antonio Fernandez , Who hud with
them about 3,100 men , representing
; ho advwuce guard of the revolution
ists. President Castro twice led a
charge in perbou nnd showed great
courage and coolness. His lieutenant ,
Geueial Alcantara , who was at one
time ut the West Point military acad
emy , wan mortally wounded. The gov
ernment forces hud 247 men killed ,
while the revolutionists lost 310 men.
Among the latter was GeneralGuevera.
The arrival at the scene of battle
at 5 o'clock Monday afternoon of Vice
President Comet with 800 men and a
large amount of ammunition saved the
situation for the government. At that
time the odds were greatly against
President Castro , but the arrival of
reinforcements Improved his position.
Monday night the revolutionists atlll
retained their positions. The fight
started again Tuesday and at 10
o'clock In the morning Castro retired
to La Victoria , At 1 o'clock the fightIng -
Ing ceased on both sides.
News of the engagement having
reached Generals Mates and Mendoza ,
they hastened to the scene and ar
rived at a point near La Victoria , yes
terday with the rest of the revolution'
ary array , which now numbers about
8,000 men. The reinforcements under
Mates and Mendoza Intended to take
part In the renewal of fighting today.
President Castro appears to be sur
rounded by his enemies. The town of
El Consejo , which lies back of La Vic
torla , Is occupied by the revolutionists.
Valencia is believed to bo doomed.
The town wan attacked by General
Rlora on Monday and Tuesday. The
government cannot receive reinforce
ments from Caracas , as the Gorman
railroad from there to Valencia is held
by the rebels.
Those who wcro wounded In the
fighting are still without medical as
sistance or care. They Ho on the
battlefield ns they fell and the scene
Is ono of great horror.
BOWEN ASKS FOR WARSHIPS.
Minister at Caracas Says the Situa
tion Is Becoming Critical.
Washington. Oct. 1C. United States
Minister IJowen at Caracas has cabled
the Btnte department abklng that ono ,
or perhaps two , more warships be sent
to reinforce the gunboat Marietta at
LaGuayra In view of the present crit
ical situation at the capital of Ven
ezuela. Seine time ago , when Presi
dent Castro left his capital , Minister
llowen expressed to the state depart
ment his fears that an occupation of
the capital by the revolutionary forces
will resist In rioting and pillage and
bo attended with great dangers to un
protected foreigners. Such a situation ,
It IB Inferred here , is again imminent
Perdomo In Command.
Colon , Colombia , Oct. 1C. Genera ]
Pcrdouio and his staff arrived at Co
lon yesterday from' the Interior of the
republic. General' Perdorao comes In
vested with the powers of the minister
of state. Ho IB to take command of
all Colombian troops. General Urlbe-
Urlbo , It is learned , retreated from
Tenerlfo , on the Mngdalena river ,
without giving the government forcoa
an opportunity to attack him.
Samar Fanatics Again Active.
Manila ; Oct 1C. The "Dios DIos"
fanatics nro again active In the west
ern part of the Island of Samar. They
have gained In strength and have be
come more aggressive , levying tribute
upon towns and driving the traders
away. The constabulary has Increased
its force by the enlistment of native
volunteers nnd is preparing for an ac-
tlvo campaign against the fanatics.
Diplomats Take a Hand.
Port an Prince , Haytl , Oct. 1C. The
port of St. Mnrc , not being able to
continue resisting the army of the
provisional government , solicited the
Intervention of the diplomatic corps
here , which was accorded , and result
ed In the capitulation of that place.
The government troops Immediately
afterward occupied the city without
Congress of Fraternal Union.
Denver , Oct. 1C. The quadrennial
congress of the Fraternal Union of
America was called to order hero by
Supreme President F. F. Rooie of
Omaha , twenty-six delegates , repre
senting 220.000 members In twenty-
two states , being In attendance. The
sessions will continue during the re
mainder of the week.
Coursing Meet at Friend.
Friend , Neb. , Oct. 1C. Fast time by
the hounds and n lively set of jacks
marked the national futurity coursing
meet yesterday. Only the finals 're
main In the puppy stake and they will
be run off today and the all-age stake
WILL MOVE THE WHOLE TOWN.
Citizens of Benton , Neb. , Decide to
Join Rival Village.
Lexington , Neb. , Oct. 15. The vll-
Inge of Ucntun , a few miles from he-re ,
has decldod to rnovo. This doea not
mean the inhabitants alor.c. The
buildings , houses , and Mores , besides
all the personal effects , will Coat down
the Plattt- river for three miles to n
location which the village prefers to
Its present one. Nothing will be left
behind except the natural scenery ,
which was there when the village wae
The decision to move came with the
announcement of the Union Pacific
railway that a new town , Darr , con
taining a large mill and elevator ,
would be established at the point
where the line crossed the Platte
river. This is three miles down
Etrcam from the present group of
houses called Bonton.
When an agent of the Union Pa
cific presented the matter in the right
light the citizens of Benton saw that
they were living in the wrong place
nnd they decided to move and be In on
the ground floor of the new town.
BURT WILL NOT RETIRE.
Union Pacific Directors Are All ReElected -
Elected at Annual Meeting.
Salt Lake , Oct 15. The annual
meeting of the stockholders of the
Union Pacific railway was held here
yesterday. After transacting the
usual routlno business , the stockholders -
ers proceeded with the election of the
board of directors for the ensuing
year. All members of the present
board were re-elected Regarding Uie
rumor that Edward Dickinson , general
manager of the road , would succeed
President Burt , a prominent stock
holder said that there is absolutely no
truth in the report and that the execu
tive board , which will meet in New
York today , would make no changes
in the present management
To Equalize Grain Rates.
St. Louis , Oct. 15. At a meeting of
grain dealers , called to flght the ma
nipulation of rates permitted by
Bhrinkage billing through Louisville
and Cincinnati gateways , and to se
cure the equalization of rates through
all southern gateways , a permanent
organization was effected , to be known
as the Grain Dealers' Association of
the Lower Gateways. It is the Inten
tion of the association to secure the
reversal of Arbitrator Falthorn's de-
clelon , which Is entirely favorable to
Louisville nnd Cincinnati in the mat
ter of grain rates.
Kills Himself on a Train.
Savannah , Ga. , Oct 15. E. A.
Schroeder of New York , a tobacco
salesman and son of ex-Mayor Schroeder -
der of Brooklyn , shot himself through
the head on the train from Jackson
ville. On the body was found a letter /
tor addressed to the public. In which
was written : "I have committed a
great crime. The law cannot punish
me , hence I punish myself. "
TWO DJE IN TRAIN WRECK.
Three Others Injured in Vandalla Col
lision May not Recover.
Greencautle , Ind. , Oct. 16. The fast
westbound passenger train on the Van-
dalla railroad and the Terre Haute
and Indianapolis accommodation train
collided at Reelsvlllo , eight miles west
of here , yesterday afternoon , killing
two men and probably fatally Injuring
The dead : Fred H. Hermson , mall
clerk , Greencastle ; unknown man ,
who was stealing a ride on the steps
of the baggage car.
Fatally Injured : Engineer Hedding ,
Mail Clerks Boyd and Kennedy.
The cause of the wreck was the
failure of the agent at Harmony to
deliver an order to hold the accom
The engines and two passenger
cars were telescoped , almost complete ,
ly burying the engines. The two ,
train orowa Jumped. Fred H. Herm-
son , a mall clerk , was burled beneath
the debris of his car and was killed [
almost Instantly. Mall Clerk Boyd was ,
fatally Injured while attempting to ,
Jump. The passengers escaped seri
Implement Dealers in Session.
Minneapolis , Oct 1C. The national I
convention of implement dealers or P
the country was opened yesterday ,
when President W. S. Thomas of j
Springfield , O. , called the first busi
ness session to order. President
Thomas delivered the annual address ,
In which ho gave a resume of the work
of the association for the post year.
The most noticeable feature of the
address was his advocacy of reciproc ,
ity with England , Franco and Canada.
The report of Secretary Lukona
showed the total membership of the
association to bo 435.
Boxing Carnival at Dubuquo.
Dubuque , Oct 1C. At a boxing car
nival hero last night , Johnny McVIck-
ers of Chicago knocked out Johnny
Clark of Chicago in the sixth round of
an eight-round bout. Bonny Yanger 1
took on Tony Moran and Jim Rlttor 1
for ten rounds each. Yanger was
given the decision over Moran in ton
rounds nnd got the decision In the
first round over Illttor. Referee Slier
stopped the bout.
Hotel Clerk Accidentally Killed.
Decatur , 111. , Oct. 1C. Will G. Pur-
duo , aged Boventeon , a hotel clerk ,
was accidentally shot and killed last
night by Hamilton Sutherland , son of
the president of the Green River As
phalt company. Sutherland , before re
tiring , handed his revolver to the clerk
to keep for the night and It was acci
dentally discharged. Sutherland is
from St. Ixnils nnd Purdue from Cham
Whales ore never found in the gulf
Typhoon Devastates the North *
I , crn Coast of Japan.
TIDAL WAVE SPREADS DISASTER.
Whole Villages Are Swept Away.
Rajlroad Is Completely Paralyzed ,
I the Cleepers and Rails Being Washed
Hundreds of Yards Inland.
Victoria , B. C. , Oct 15. Several
thousand lives were lost in the ty
phoon nnd tidal waves which recent
ly swept northern Ja an , according to
advices received by th steamer
Olenogle yesterday The Glenogle left
Yokohama Oct 1. Previous advices
from Japan harre placed the loss of
life , in the storm among the hundreds.
The breakwater off Yokohama was
swept away , liners were driven ashore ,
the Japanese battleship ShUdshlma
stranded at Yosukuska , temples , pub
lic buildings , houses , etc. , were de
stroyed and their occupants drowned.
It was along the Japanese coast from
! Kodzu to Odawara bay that the great
est loss of life occurred. Huge tidal
waves swept away villages , over 600
lives being lost in the village of
Koyawata alone. At Kohacblmara it
l is estimated that a similar number
lost their lives. From other points
' the tale of deaths Is as heavy , for the
I i typhoon seems to have spread disaster
all over the northern part of Japan ,
and the seismic waves which swept
in and deluged the coast , particularly
Odawara , caused a greater loss of life
than nny storm since the disaster of
the tidal wave of 1893. Several coast-
big steamers and a number of junka
were totally wrecked at various
points. At Yokohama the typhoon
caused great damage to shipping.
1 The Yumoto-Kodzu-Odawara line
was completely paralyzed. Whole sec
tions were lifted bodily , sleepers and
rails , and transported hundreds of
yards inland. At the power house
the dynamo was reported still there ,
but the house was supposed to be "up
the mountain somewhere. "
FROM SCENE OF TIDAL WAVE.
Captain von Rlegen Adds to Detailed
| Account of Damage at Sallna Cruz.
j Son Francisco , Oct. 1C. Great dam
age was done to various ports on the
Mexican and Central American coasts
by an earthquake and tidal nvave Sept
23 and 24.
Captain von Rlegen of- the German
Bteamer Denderah says ho was unable
at some of the ports to even make B
landing owing to destruction of the
( piers. At Salina Cruz , on Tehuan
, tepee , he says the loss was greatest
and that launches and lighters wore
carried Inland over 100 feet. At Ocos ,
Guatemala , the entire pier , at least
1,000 feet in length was wrecked.
The damage to the port and city will
amount to millions. The quake and
tidal wave were felt as far up the
coast as Manzanlllo.
To Reduce Army to 59,600 Men.
I < Washington , Oct 1C. Orders will
be Issued by the war department to
day ordering that the regular army be
reduced to the minimum size author
ized by law , 59,600 men. With the
practical cessation of outbreaks In
i the Philippines , It Is believed that
this can be done safely. The present
slie of the army Is about 67,000 men.
The cavalry and artillery regiments
I ' will bo reduced to the minimum basis ,
except around Fort Leavenworth ,
j where the commands will be kept ol
full size for educational reasons.
Bulgarian Bands Defeated.
Constantinople , Oct. 1C. It Is de
clared In government circles that the
Bulgarian revolutionary bands have
everywhere been defeated and ihal
after a sharp engagement In the Klez
na defile between a force of Turkish
troops and insurgents the Bulgarians
were dislodged and dispersed. The
porto understands that the Bulgarian
government has finally decided to sup
press the Macedonian committee.
Consul Garrett Heard From.
Laredo , Tex. , Oct 16. Vice Consul
Kimball of Nuevo Laredo received a
i telegram from Ambassador Clayton , at
Mexico City , reporting Consul Garrett
at San Darlo , a distant point in tbo
Sierras. It is understood he , is in no
danger. This Is the first authentic
news of Consul Garrett since he left
on a hunting trip over a month ago ,
and has relieved anxiety as to his
Trainmen Are to Blame.
Plttsflold , Mass. , Oct. 1C. The findIng -
Ing in the Inquest following the acci
dent In which President Roosevelt's
bodyguard , William Craig , was killed
hero last September , filed yesterday ,
says that the "unlawful acts of James
T. Kelly , conductor , and Euclid Mad
den , motorman , " of the electric car
which ran into the president's car-
rlage , "contributed" to the death of
Cuts Out Testimony.
St Petersburg , Oct 16. The trial
of the peasants accused of destroying
private property in Kharkov province
has been finished at Bald. The court
refused to admit testimony that peas-
ans were whipped , their houses de
stroyed and tholr wives and daughters
violated by the soldiery.
Discover Dynamite Plot.
Budapest , Hungary , Oct. 16. A
workman having Informed the police
that a plot Is on foot to blow up the
president of the lower house of the
Hungarian parliament by placing u
bomb beneath his chair , the detective
force on duty at the hpuso has been
f..ILWALKEE TO THE COAST.
Alliance Completed Which Gives It
Through Car Service to the Pacific.
Omaha , Oct 1C. General Western
Art t Fred A. Nash of the Chicago ,
Mllwaul.oe nnd St. Paul road has con
firmed the statement that Ids road
has formed an alliance with t ! & Union
Pacific whereby the Milwaukee will
have through car service to all Pacific
coast points reached by the Union Pa
cific system. Mr. Nash says :
"It Is a fact that a close working
agreement has been made between our
company and the Union Pacific which
will give us a through car service to
all points on the Union Pacific be
tween Omaha and the western ter
minals of the Harriman line and all
its direct connections We now have
the same Identical service as that ob
tained by the alliance of the Union
Pacific and the Northwestern with the
addition of our connection with the
Union Pacific at Kansas City , as well
as here at Omaha. "
This is the first official confirmation
of this story and sets at rest any
doubt as to its authenticity. Some
feeling has existed between Harriman
and Gould , while very warm relations
have prevailed between Harriman and
the Rockefellers , the controllers of the
Milwaukee road. It was well under
stood , before the report of this last
alliance was made , that Gould was
seeking an alliance of his Missouri
Pacific with the Milwaukee , and since
the ono formed by Harriman and the
Rockefellers It Is said that Gould's
efforts have entirely failed and that
as a result mainly , to Interference
by Harriman , who did not want to sea
the great southwestern road linked up
with such a formidable line as the
Milwaukee. It Is generally admitted
that the Rockefellers have more to
gain than Harriman in a direct way
by the new alllanco.
The Milwaukee has made a reduc
tion in rates to put Omaha on an
equal footing with Denver , Kansas
City and St. Joseph as regards iron
and steel from Chicago. This is a
great relief to the hardware dealers
and jobbers at Omaha , as they had
been at a manifest disadvantage ever
since a recent cut to Denver was made
Lipton's Third Challenge.
New York , Oct. 16. Sir Thomas
Lipton's third challenge for the Amer
ica's cup , sent by the Royal Ulster
Yacht club , arrived by the steamei
Oceanic yesterday. It was delivered
In the regular mall at the New York
Yacht club and will be read before the
members at a meeting especially
called for tonight to consider the chal
lenge. There Is no doubt In the minds
of well Informed yachtsmen that the
challenge is framed In such language
that It will be promptly accepted by
the club and that a committee will ba
appointed at once to make all the ar
rangements necessary for the propel
defense of the cup.
Mexico Will Pay Award.
Mexico City , Oct. 1C. Ygnacio Map
iscal , minister of foreign relations to
the Mexican government , when seen
by a correspondent of the Associated
Press and asked for the opinion of the
Mexican government In regard to The
Hague award on the Plus fund claim ,
said it would be undignified on the
part of the government to express an
opinion. "All that I can say , " added
Senor Marlscal , "Is that Mexico , as la
her duty and according to her prom
ise , accepts and will abide by the
award , and though the protocol with
the United States entitles us , as the
losers , to ask for a revision , we wil ?
waive that right"
Western Catholic Union In Session ,
Qulncy , 111. , Oct 16. The twenty-
fifth annual convention and silver ju
bllee of the supreme lodge of the
Western Catholic union Is In session
bere with more than 800 delegates In
attendance. The order now has near
ly 6,000 members and has $140,000 In
the treasury to the credit of the vari
ous funds. A parade was given yes
terday afternoon with more than 1,500
members In line. Tbe order was or
ganized in Quincy and most of Its
members belong In Illinois and Towa ,
Ouster Brigade Meets.
Detroit , Oct. 16. About 200 veter
ans , or nearly all that remain of tha
magnificent body of cavalrymen
known as the Ouster brigade , assem
bled at G. A. R. headquarters yester
day and organized the Michigan Cav
alry association. General Custer'a
brigade was composed of the First ,
Fifth , Sixth and Seventh regiments ,
Michigan cavalry. William O. Lee of
Detroit was chosen president of the
Defense Taken by Surprise.
Chicago , Oct. 1C. The defense in
the Masonic temple tax case waa
taken completely by surprise yester
day , when James B. Hey , ono of the
defendants in the case , announced
through his attorney that he would bo
a witness for the state. Hey has
made a full confession of his connec
tion with the Masonic temple tax con
Christian Church Convention.
Omaha , Oct. 16. Delegates to the
Christian church convention are ar
riving in largo numbers. The delcga *
tlons are being met at the depots by
committees , who will be on duty from
now until the convention closes. A
nonpartlsan prohibition rally began at
the Coliseum last night and will con
tinue all day today.
Miss Klmber Elected President.
Topeka , Oct 1C. The Kansas Equal
Suffrage association yesterday elected
j Miss Helen Klrabor of Parsons presl-
I dent and Mrs. W. H. Johnston of Min-
neapolls , Kan. , a member of the na-
tlonal committee. The session closed
last night with an address fiom Mrs
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