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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 1U, J 871.
M O UN I N g , ' OVEMUEK
11, 1901-TKN PAGES.
SINGJjE covy ftyb cunts.
Ghiif of Eqaiimsnt Bnreau GWei BUtistfei
f the Fitl Depirmtnt.
AMOUNT GROWS 95,713 TON 'FM
CExceid- by that Fijr tha Total For.'
jHE IS SECRETIVE ABOUT SOME STATIONS
jSaji Thtj Art Froptied for Fltcei Nt to
B Mutloned Yt.
ItHIIIKS WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY TOO NEW
Stnfr- (lint Iteceitt l)rmont rnllon
Hnve .Vit llcen ti It it to Wnrrnnt
I ncle fnni' .Vlnl.lliR l.nrKr In-
etiueiit nl I'rpKi'itt.
W.v&IIINOTON, Nov. 10. A striking II
lustration of the growth of the American
navy Is iro-cnted in the single statement
In the h nutial report of Hear Admiral It.
II. P.radford, thief of tho equipment bu
rrru of tho navy, tlin: hp spent $2,23,111
tho lust fln-al year for 324,108 tuns ot coal
nt an average cost of $7.01 per ton. The
report -ays that this was nearly '..,713 moru
tons of coal than nan I'sed during the pre
ceding fiscal year. Ten years ago the roul
consumption was 7.1,000 tons per annum.
Tho domestic roal costs $6.20 per ton and
the foreign coal, of which there were used
1((5,0;ii tono, cost $S.:.0 per ton. Admiral
tJIradforil has scattered American coal all
over the world wherever suitable storngo
coujd be found. He has placed 12,000 ton"
at Yokohama and 6,000 tons at rtchlllquc,
Mex,, ami he has vent large quantities to
Cltmni and to the Philippines. He carried
0,00(1 tons by wnter from the Atlantic coast
to Marc. Island, California, where It como
Into competition with English Cardiff coal.
They havn averaged tho same In coast, viz
$!'.2S per ton, but nt present, owing to tho
scarcity of American freight vessels, the
best Cardiff coal Is considerably cheaper
nt Mare Islam). It Is recommended that
two largo steam 10.000-ton colliers be built
to keep depots supplied In tlmo of pence
nnd to nccompnny the fleets In tlmo of war.
Where vv Mtntlnii Are.
Summnrlxlng tho work accomplished at
Various coaling stntlons during tho year tho
report takes up Cavltc and says that the
Imreau Is about to open bids for a 4D.000
ton con II UK station there. KITortB have
been ininle to obtain a site for n coaling
Vtntlon at Cebif, hut thus far without suc
cess. Coaling stations havo been located
m l'ort lsnbelln, Dtisnlln Island nnd at Pol
A complete station has been established
nt Yokohama. Japan, mid It Is now fully
rtocked wlpi coal. Tho same statement Is
true at Plchlllque, Mex., where through tho
courtesy of the Mexican government our
col and enTIfeTs'liuvo been Admitted to thn
dint Ion without port duty or customs of any
kind. In tho West Indies a little work hn
beo.i done nt San Juan 'on the coaling scale,
lint Admiral Ilradford expresses regret
that llttln progress has been made for se
curing other sited for coal depots In the
West Indies. It Is .particularly essential
that some of the deep water ports of Cuba
nhould be mndo available for this purpose,
its the entire waters surrounding Cuba aro
most Important In a strategic sense. Es
timates aio submitted for Improvement of
coaling stntlons at most Atlantic ports, In
cluding n modern plant at Norfolk.
Some OthrrM Are .Secret.
Admiral Ilradford specifically says: "As
tho department Is nwnre, efforU aro being
made to establish other coal depots at Im
portant localities which It Is deemed un
wise to discuss In a report of a public
Admiral Ilradford says Iltllo about his
Tavorito project In a TrnnBpaclflc tele
graph cable, rontcntlng himself with the
Htatomcnt that the bureau Is now In pos
erosion of all data required so far as sur
veys are concerned to lay this cable. In
tho samo connection ho renews his recom
mendation for a careful examination of thn
raclflo ocean west of tho Hawaiian Islands
to locate dangers to navigation, lie rec
ommends that additional hydrographlc of
fices be opened nt Manila and nt Pensacoln,
The report says that tho subject of wire
less telegraphy was followed carefully dur
ing the war, but it docs not appear nec-etf-ary
to adopt nny particular sytom at
rresent, as It Is advisable to have no moro
apparatus than that necessary for Instruc
tion, As most naval powers have adopted
omc form of wireless telegraphy for their
whips, It is believed from the reports re
ceived that none is satisfactory. It was
clearly shown during tho International
yacht races that tho difficulties of "Inter
ferrnco" could not bo overcome with the
npparatus tbon used.
CHARLESTON SETS A PRICE
Decide the Hnte to llr Chitmed for
Ae emiinintlntlnn Durlnir tht Ai-
lironrliitiK reposition, '
CHAIILESTON, S. C Nov. 10. Exhib
itors and concessionaries aro coming to
Charleston in largo numbers and during
the lust two days a hundred carload- of ex
hibits havr arrived hero for the oxposltlon.
Tonight S. C. Meodo, president of tho Now
York stato commission, and lour other
members nnd cmployia of the commission
reuched Charleston and tomorrow twelve
members of the advisory board and Archl-tect-ln-Chlof
Gilbert will reach the city
from New York. Architect Huston of thu
Philadelphia building Is here to receive the
building from the contractors. It la ready
for the Liberty boll, which it will shelter
during tho exposition.
Moro than 2,000 men aro now employed
tin tho exposition grounds. The housing
committee, of tho woman's department has
nlready secured more than 10,000 lodgings
for exposition visitors In privnto families
and boarding houses. The usual rato for
lodgings will ho $1 a day,' and for lodging
nnd breakfast $1.25. Ncnrly every house in
Charleston "will be converted for the ex
position period Into a house of entertain
inent and the sentiment ot the community
Is against every attempt to exact heavy
tolls of the visitors.
Tho railroads have agreed upon lower
rotes -so per cent lower than the rates
made for tJuffalo and the city council will
pass an ordinance next Tuesday night for
the protection of the roads from the scalp
ers. The attendance promises to be nt
least twice that which tho promoters ot the
project expected and the exposition will be
one of the most artistic ever held In the
YANKEES GET THERE FIRST
Another Title of Hon They llcnl the
HrltUli KiiKlnr .linker to
CAPETOWN, Nov. 10. Dr. J. W. Smart,
commissioner of public works of Cape Col
ony, In the course of a letter to the papers
here dealing with the mission of the gen
cral agent of the Cape government railway,
"harlcs Illatterman Elliott, and his cor
londence with the Ilrltlsh presf, says,
Elliott has cabled that his total pur
nd orders for the Cape railways
pi. ,.t merlcit do not exceed 600. Or.
"The approximate value of the rolling
stock ordered during the last two years Is
i:i,0:,0,000, ot which Hrltlsh firms hvo
supplied about 000,000. Ordcra for rail
way stores, apart from rolling -lock, from
July. 1000, to September, 1001, aggregate
005,000, of which flreat Hrltaln supplied
In a, slntcmcnt accompanying the letter
the commissioner of public works compares
at length the experience of the Cape gov
ernment In connection with the cent nnd
tlmo of delivery In the caso of orders
placed In Great llrltaln with the experi
ence with orders placed In the United
States. He shown that the Americans sup
plied locomotives within ten months,
whereas the Hrltlsh manufacturer required
from twelve to eighteen In spite of tho
offers of a premium for delivery In nd
vance of the contract time. He also shows
that the American engines were satisfac
tory and tho prices far below tho Hrltlsh,
An order qf rails for n light lino was
placed on the continent at 4 13 shillings
per ton, tho lowest Hrltlsh tender being
1 4 shillings I pence. Trucks to the
value of 2,630 were obtained In Hungary
at about one-half the price of the lowent
The aaent general was authorized to give
the Hrltlshers it preference of 10 per cent,
but not unless they wero prepared to meet
the requirements of prompt dollvcry and
reasonable prices In comparison with
others and to adapt themselves to the
colony's needs and conditions n they wero
met In the United States and on the con
tinent. It Is suggested that tho superces
slou of Mr. Elliott will not mean trade to
WILL EXPEL CAPE INVADERS
Kitchener unci lite Premier Ifnve .
I'lit n to Tnx Them Out
of the Wny.
LONDON, Nov. 11, In a letter dated Oc
tobor 23, tho Capetown correspondent of
the Dnlly Mull says:
"Lord Kitchener nnd Sir John Gordon
Sprlgg, tho Cape premier, havo arranged
h scheme for the expulsion of the litvnd'jrs
from Cape Colony. A Joint commission of
Imperial nnd colonial military chiefs has
been sitting here for some days past to
drnft a scheme. It Is understood thut this
provides for the colony taking u lurfje
share In the future campaign nnd con
tributing largely toward its eoHt. Appar
ently, a levy of loyalists enmnssa is the
LONDON. Nov. 11. Accorrtlnc to .the.
Dally Nows, Major General 'Inn i vHaruIUW
who sailed Saturday for South Africa Id"
act an Lord Kitchener's chief of stnff; takes
a plan prepared In Ldndon for n more
vigorous campaign, with n view of ending
tho war before tho coronation fcstlvtlea
"General Hamilton's appointment," nays
tho Dnlly Newn, "Is part of a plan ar
ranged after the king's return from the
continent, about six weeks ago. Unless
Lord Kitchener should decline to be com
plainant, the new schemo Is likely tn de
velop about tho beginning of the year."
AMERICAN SCHOONER SEIZED
Pir(imurnr (innhont 1'nltr It In Tow
for Cnrrj ItiR- .Men Who
LONDON. Nov. 10. Tho Exchange Tele-
graph company has received a dispatch from
Lisbon nnnnuncing that a Portuguese gun-
bent has seized the American schooner
Nettlo nnd Lottie nt Horta, Island Of
rayal, tho Azores, for clandestinely con
veying twenty-six emigrants who wero try
ing to avoid military service.
AGAINST MILWAUKEE'S VICE
Crnande I On In the Town that Ileer
.Mailr Fnninna, Led hy Min
uter. MILWAUKEE, Nov. 10. An nntl-vlce
crusndo Is ob In this city. A committee
of threo which has beon making an Investi
gation for several weeks made Its report
tonight. The report brlnge out a variety
of alleged disregardn fnr.tho law. It Is based
on a written and somewhat extended state
ment prepared by an unnamed agent who
made n thorough canvass ot the city with
referenco to the subject under considera
tion. Tho charges are mado that the city
council disregards tho law by granting
saloon licenses for part of the yenr with
corresponding license fee. Tho report al
leges that thirty-two wide-open gambling
houses nro doing business and' that there
are In opcrntlon lit! snloonB that are con
nected with questionable resorts. The re
port exonerates tho pollco from receiving
revenue from tho alleged wholesale disre
gard of the law.
Tho committee was nppnlntctl by the Min
isterial association of Milwaukee to Inves
tigate the moral condition of thn city and
consisted of Ilev. It. H. Keller, Pilgrim
Congregational church; Nov. E. A. Cutler,
Westminster Presbyterian church, and Ilev.
Henry Coleman, superintendent of tho Anti-
Saloon league. The clergy of the city took
up the subject today and from n dozen pul
pits there was expressed hearty approval ot
FIRST IN M'KINLEY'S MEMORY
Minnesota Vlllnue I'nvell- Monument
with Jiorthvveat'a Principal
TOWER, Minn., Nov. 10. To this village
belongs tho honor of having erected tho
first monument In honor of William Mc
Klnloy. representatives from tho entire
northwest were present today nt the un
veiling. Including Governor VanSant and
other men of prominence. When the mon
ument was unveiled all the bands that
Tower and the surrounding country could
muster played the hymn "Nearer, My Ood,
to Thee." The spenkers were; Governor
VanSant, John Owens, Thomas McKeeon
and Rev. Dr. Forbes,
Movent i-n I of Orenn Vraaela, Xov 10,
At Liverpool Arrived: Cnmpanln, from
Now York via Qnecnstown; Cevle, from
At St. Johns. N. v. Arrived! Grecian,
from Liverpool, for Halifax.
At Quecnstown-Salled; KtrurM, jrom
Liverpool, for New York.
At Southampton Sailed: Koentgen Lulse,
from Bremen, for New York.
WARNED BY UNITED STATES
Bilgaria Offioiallj Notifitd if Uiolt lam'i
DICKINSON BLUNTLY PLACES THE BLAME
Persistent It n in or t h nt .Mis Stone It
llrnil lltiticnrlim Continue to
(Copyright, 1501, by Press Publishing Co
SOFIA, Bulgaria. Nov. 10. (New York-
World Cablegram Special Telegram.) The
rumor Is persistent that Ellen M. Stone Is
dead. Consul General Dickinson had an In
terview tonight with the Bulgarian min
ister of the Interior, M. Sarafnff, nnd no
tified him officially that the United States
will hold tho government of Bulgaria re
sponsible If Miss Stono dies or Is killed, or
Is nlready dead, as a result of thepertl.
nnrlous pursuit of the brigands by Bul
garian authorities, thus preventing bring
ing tho negotiations for release to a con
clusion. The government of Turkey Is keep
ing perfectly tjulet.
SOFIA, Bulgaria, Nov. 10. Information
has been received here that the band of
brlpand- holding captive Miss Ellen M.
Stone, the American missionary, called
about a fortnight no nt tho vlllngo of
Smetchevo and subsequently proceeded to
ths monastery of lHlo, but the movements
of the troops compelled the brigands to
flee toward the froullcr, where they nro
now In hiding.
It Is nlsn asserted that the brlgamU
have recently been treating Miss Stono
with more severity In order to exercise
pressure nnd to compel a more ready ac
ceptance of their conditions.
Consul General Dickinson I Inflexible.
Ho Insists that the surrender of Miss Stono
must precede or be simultaneous with the
payment of the ransom. His nttltudo Is
Justinnblo by the known detcrmlnotlon of
so.ne members of the bnnd, particularly
Captain Ynnnc Sandansk), to kill Miss
Stone and her companion as soon as th"
ransom Is received, owing to tho fact that
tho captives have now acquired Informa
tion regarding the secret committees. Com
petent persons, however, express the opin
ion that the cupidity of the brigands will
overcome their fears or rcvelntlon and nil
such approve tho declaration of Mr. Dick
inson, Yestcrdny Mr, Dickinson made cnergctl"
representations to the Bulgnrlnn govern
ment against the movement of tho Bul
gnrlnn troops, reproaching the officials with
the fact that, notwithstanding their solemn
promises to give him all nsslstnnce In their
power, their action was embarrassing thu
negotiations regarding a settlement and
plnclng In Jeopardy tho life of Miss Stone.
He made a declaration that the Bulgarian
government would bo held responsible for
the death of Miss Stone nnd for all tho
consequences ot her death, should It bo
proved that the attitude of the Bulgarian
government forced the brigands to kill their
PREACHES TO. PRISON MEN
KfinnH ('It)' Pnntnr llellver .nnnttl
Sermon to Thne Who .r Their
KANSAS CITY, Nov. 10. The nnnual
sermon before the congress of tho National
Prison association was delivered today by
Rev. S. M. Noel of this city at the Contral
Presbyterian church. The delegates as
sembled nt the Midland hotel nnd marched
to tho church In a body, nearly all of tho
200 hundred visitors attending the services.
At the meeting tonight In tho Grand
Avenue Methodist church, whero thu ses
sions of tho congress nro being held, ad
dresses were delivered by Ilev. W. A.
Qunyle, pastor of tho church; General
Koellff Brlnkcrhoff, chairman of the Ohio
Stnto Hoard of Charities, and by several
other visiting delegates. Warden U. W.
McClnughry of tho federal prison nt Leav
enwouth was to havo addressed the con
gress tonight, but wan unnblo to. be pres
ent on account oMtbo duties imposed upon
him as a result of the mutiny and escape
of twenty-six of his prisoners last Thurs
day. Many of tho delegates visited tho Kansas
state penitentiary at Lansing and the fed
eral prison nt Leavenworth today. The
business session of the congress will begin
PAYMASTER LOSES THOUSANDS
Pickpocket Itlfle Steven' Crip of
l.onif (ireen Inteiiile,l for
liny In II I tic.
PENSACOLA. Fin., Nov. 10, Paymaster
Stevons of the United Stntes nrmy arrived
from Atlanta Saturday and before leaving
thnt city placed In a hand satchel $200 and
$4,S00 In paper money for tho nurnose of
paying the several hundred artillery men at
Fort Molten their salaries for the past
month. When he reached the fort here
ho opened his grip nnd found thnt nil tho
papor money, amounting to nearly $3,000.
had been nbstrncted nnd nnlv thn Sina
dollars remained. The news spread, be
coming known here about midnight. Tho
police wero Instructed to watch out for
tho treasure. Paymaster Stevens thinks
some professional pickpocket followed
nira and relloved him during tho trip. He
cannot recall a single Incident of tho trip
that would lead to any duo of tho robbery,
but has concluded that the money was
taken before hev left Atlanta.
ATLANTA, Ga Nov. 10. The police de
partment of this city has placed under ar
rest J. H, Alexander, a negro In tho em
ploy of the United Stntes government,
charging him with having stolen $4,500
from the valise of Mnior P. C. Stevens.
paymaster, last Friday evening.
ROAD STILL DOING BUSINESS
Denver t lllo tirnmle Seem Little
Affeeteil hy S llehmen'
Strike nt Present.
DENVER, Nov. 10. The strike nf
switchmen on the Denver & Ulo Grande,
railroad is having but little eftect on the
traftlc of that road, according to the state
ments of the railroad officers tonight. The
switch engines all over tho system were
fully manned, with the exception of thos
at Sallda nnd Alamoea. Tho Brotherhood
of Hallway Trainmen say they will stand
by the decision of Vice Grand Master Uie,
In which ho decred that tho agreement
between his organization and tho Rio
Grande was still In operation and that It
covers switching. Tho switchmen em
ployed on tho Colorado & Southern rail
road, who, It was reported, would aid the
nio Grande men In their strike, say they
will continue neutral.
NOT THE BODY OF RATHBUN
llttlrnnee 'nmiiiii' Itrprc-r nlntl vo
Interrupt ArUnnxit llttrlnl 11c
cnitse of Stivnlt'loti ill Fritnil,
LITTLE HOCK, Ark., Xov. 10. That the
corpse sent hem from Jerfrrso'nvllle, Ind
as thnt of Newell C. Itatubun ot this city,
United States recruiting oltlicr here, who
was reported to have died In n Jefferson
vllle hotel a few days ago, Is not the body
of.Knthbun was the assertion made bore
today by Samuel M. Powell, state manager
of the Metropolitan Life Innurnnco com
pany. The body was to have been burled
here this afternyon. Li his statement the
Insurance oinclnl in supported hy Dr. C.
Jennings, the company's examining phy
sician; 11, P. Slsk, who placed one-halt of
the life Insurance on Hathbun; by .Mrs. J.
C. Wntklns of the Grand Centrnl hotel,
with whom Knthbun boarded up to the time
of his muirlnge a short time ugo, and by
Mr, Powell requested the undertaker to
postpone ijie funeral until Monday ami to
day placed Information of his alleged dis
covery In possession of a detective.
Mr. Powell made the following statement:
"This liathhun rase Is no very tlnusunl
from my first connection with it th.it I
shall be. surprised nt nothing that may
develop In regard to it. In tho first place.
Newell Itathbun voluntarily called nt my
omco nnd asked for $2,nou ordlnniy life
Insurance. This, while It homcflmcs oc
curs. Is unusual, hut he struck mo as u
fine risk and my questions dcolopcd that
he was the United Slates Hrmy recruiting
officer of this city nnd was soon to be mar
ried. I had him examined by the com
pany's physician, Dr. C. Jennings, nnd ho
pnssed all right.
"I regarded him as an excellent risk. A
few days later he enlled again at my nlllcc,
but 1 was absent nnd my ofllce man, B. P.
Slsk, wrnto him $2,000 additional. There
fore, when I rend In the press tho notice
of his sudden death nt Jeffersonvllle, lnd.,
I was astonished. Ho was too healthy, ac
cording to my mind to drop In thnt wny and
I thought It might bo n ensn of sulclilu and
determined to hnve nn autopty. This morn
ing, In company with Dr. Jennings, I went
to tho house where the remains wero .to
make the request of his wife- and hnve the
autopsy over before the hnur for tho fu
neral." .Mr. Powell said that soeral persons
who knew Hathbun well were present and
when the body was exposed to view It was
tho general opinion that thb body wns not
that of Hathbun.
JEFFERSON VI LLE, lnd., Nov. 10. Two
men who registered as J. T. Teneyck of
Wntcrtown. N. Y., nnd Nowcll C. Rnthbuu
registered at the Fnlla City hotel hero Inst
Wednesday. On Thursday the man who
registered as Kathbuu wne found dead In
his bed. The coroner found laudanum In
hla stomach sufficient to hnvo killed two
Deputy Coroner Coots wants to find Ten
eyck. Tho mnn who registered ns Hathbun
was very shabbily dressed.
SUSPECT CASTRO'S BROTHER
Colombian l.lhernl Think He I Plny
iiiK Diinl Itole i;rll.-tlrllir
Jlitle Their tin I i
WILLEMSTAD, Island of Curacoa, Nov.
10. Advices received here from Cnpacho
Vlejo. dated November f. say that tho re
port from President Castro to his brother,
Celestlno Castro, at San Cristobal, to the
effect that the United Slates government
"Insists upon mcdintlng between Venezuela
nnd Colombia" caused the greatest excite
ment nmong the troops on the frontier.
General Urlhe-Urlbn and General Modesto
Castro Immeillntrly set out for Snn Cristo
bal to obtain details. It seems thnt General
Urlbo-Urlbo refused to bellevo tho report,
declaring that he had no fears nn to tho
fut u ro of tho liberal cause, because Pres
ident Cnstro had given him a castiron
plcdgo not to forsake him.
"Should President Cnstro provo untrue
to, tho liberal cause," exclaimed General
Urlbe-Urlbe, "the result would be ruin.
Tho war will enter Colombia before Christ
mas." Thero Is considerable feeling ngalnst the
Castro family among tho Columbian lib
erals and along tho frontier In consequence
of a widespread rumor tha' Celestlno Cas
tro, who Is commander-in-chief nt San
Cristobal, hns been privately selling cattlo
tn tho enemy, tho cattlo being whisked
across tho frontier by means of alleged
raids of Colombian conservatives. During
one of these raids a dozen soldiers wero
killed on both sides. It is said that tho
cattlo change hands at n prearranged price
of $30 per head. Tho blood thus spilled
Is charged directly to Celestlno Castro
by the Indignant people of Tnchirn. From
Snn Cristobal General Urlbe-Urlbe pro
ceeded tn Mnracuibo.
CURACAO, Nov. 10. Dr. IMuardo Blanco,
Venezuelan minister of foreign affairs, has
resigned his portfolio. Ho will be suc
ceeded by Dr. Pnchano. Thn cause of the
resignation wns ,i disagreement regarding
tho Colombian question, particularly tho
answer of President Castro to the Pan-
American congress In tho City of Mexico,
which wan scut without Dr. Hlanco'B
MORGAN SWALLOWS ANOTHER
llrenker Inlnitil .Steel Plnnt lo lie I'nl
the HIk t'oniorntloii
TROY. N. Y.. Nov. lO.-Ncgotintlons are
being carried on by J. Plerpont Morgan
wheroby It Is expected tbnt tho Baker Is
land plant of tho Troy Steel company will
soon bo nbsorbed by tho United States
Steel corporation. Tho plant, which Is the
largest In tho stnto, has been Idle for flvo
years and Is now In tho hands of n receiver.
At one time It employed over 3,000 men.
During the Inst summer tho buildings and
furnaces havo been repaired at a large ex
penditure. It was expected thnt tho trans
fer would ho iiiudo last Hiimmor, but Mr.
Morgan refused to act until the steel strike
was settled. He was given the option on the
plant when tho United States Steel cor
poration was formed.
SCRANT0N BREATHES EASIER
City .Much Itelleteil hy lite I'nut thnt
HlK Strike Hit Ileeu
SPHANTON, Pa.. , Nov. lO.-Thr rom
munlty Is greatly relieved by the notion
of the Temple Iron company In reinstating
tho alleged blacklisted men nnd thereby
nvertlng n strike of Its 6,000 miners.
What prompted tho company lo change
its position cannot bo ascertained, ns none
of the otllclalH will discuss tho matter.
District Prcsldont Nichols of tho Mine
Workers' union expressed tho opinion that
tho Temple company mndo tho luniccsslon
at the Instance of the other big companies,
who feared tho possibility of u general
strlku being precipitated.
HIGH SCHOOL COURT-MARTIAL
Prf. Waterhone's Plan for Dialing with
PILFERER! CAUSE MUCH ANNOYANCE
Student tlndj Wilt lie Git en nil Op.
portuiilt.v to Try ( 'it urn nnrl ,
e Ptittlaliiiieitt In Ktrnt
of Cunt If (Ion.
Principal Wntrrhouse of the. Omaha High
school has decided to extend the "school
city" plan. He propones to ndd a de
partment of Justice, with Its concomitant
adjuncts of secret service and .tho like.
Ills tlrst step hns nlready been tnken and
the experiment will be given n trial this
During a long time the pupils at the
High school have suffered from tho deprc
dallonK of petty thieves. Lunches have
been stolen, articles of clothing hno been
taken, two or three bicycles have disap
peared and nlmost every known form of
pilfering has been practiced, to tho great
unnoynnco of pupils and Instructors nllke.
This situation Is not n novelty nl all. It
existed under tho administration ot Prof.
Lcvlston tn an extent that brought on
him the charge that ho wns lop lax in his
discipline. When Prof. Lcvlston withdrew
and wnn succeeded by Prof. Waterhouso
the predatory raids on rln.ikroom and class
room Increased rather than dlmlnlshnl. until
tho situation hns finally come to be In
tolerable. It In'nllcgcd that nt present
conditions aro such that the boys have to
carry their caps with thorn from clnsnroom
to classroom, not during to deposit them
In any coatroom, while such a thing ns
Fdfcty for a lunch is unknown.
Order it foil r t -tin rl In I.
Trnf. Wntcrhousn has determined to break
up this situation, if possible. He has de
veloped a plnn which he believes will ac
complish his nlniK nnd frco the school from
the Inconvenience nnd odium of harboring
a lot of thieves. Ills method takes the
form of a court -martini, mado up from thn
boy of the ichool, threo seniors nnd two
from each of the three lower classes, to
form a court nnd try the cases an pre
sented to them. This plnn has been sub
mitted to the endets nnd they hnve voted
to adopt It. The first session of the court
will bo held nt the High school building
this nfternoon. At thin tlmo the names
of the boys who will constltuto tho court
will bo made known. It Is understood thnt
Prof. Wnterhouso has made hla selections,
but Is withholding the names for prudential
Prior to nnnounclng his plnn to the boys,
It Is snld, tho principal cnrrlcd on n llttlo
Hawkshaw work, and is now prepared to
make dellnlto nnd specific charges against
pome suspected pupils nnd present proof
In support of his nllegntlons, In enno any
of tho accused Is found guilty the punish
ment will bo nssessed by tho court. The
Intention Is to allow tho student body to
rcgulnto Its own affairs nnd punish Its own
offenders ns far as possible. '
Should tho plan work well wllh the boys.
It will ba cxtoiMcd" thitf rh&'glr Is "can
have the samo privilege, ny this means It
Is hoped to lid tho High school of tho pil
ferers who now mako the possession of
minor personal articles decidedly uncer
tain. FATHER CROWLEY JUST INSIDE
Prlt'Nt nt llreicoii In ('hnreh Axnln, lint
Hit In Tnke OliNenre
CHICAC-O. Nov. 10. Father Jeremiah J.
Crowley, tho Itomnn Catholic priest of
Oregon, III., whoso severe criticism of the
church authorities of the nrchdloceso of
Chicago wns followed by his excommunica
tion and whoso prcfccnco In Holy Name
cathedral was the cause of n dramatic
scene there Inst Sunday, when solemn high
mass wan stopped and tho lights put out.
appeared at tho cathedral again today nt
the hour of solemn high mass,
Today Father Crowioy wns ntsmlficd, nfter
some parleying nt tho door, nnd In n renr :
scat ho cat through tho solemn service. !
When the tall priest from Oregon appeared
nt tho central entranco to tho cathedral 1
ho found gathered thero n number of
ushers, iwho quickly placed two tables I
across the entrance, barring his way. When 1
r-ather Crowley demanden admittance he i
was directed to n side entrance, nnd thero i
ho wns admitted. When ho started up
tho aisle, however, his way was blocked
by another company of ushers, who de
clined to permit him to proceed and he
was forced to accept a pew, the fourth
from tho rear. Thero he snt undisturbed
through tho snme service as that which
wns stopped when hti entered the church
Tho cathedral was filled today to Its
utmost capacity and It was apparent that
many of the attendants expected a repeti
tion of tho scenes of Inst Sundny.
ONLY WHITE ENGINEERS 'JOIN
Aoeliilloii of Sliitlonnr)' Opr rntorn
Form nt Atlnntn it 1 1 It Color
Line rirnrly Drntvn,
ATLANTA, (5a., Nov. 10.--Tho United
States Motlvo Power Association of Sta
tionary Knglnccrs linn been formed hero.
Thu association In composed nf tho inenf
bers of Atlanta asfoclntlon No. 1, of tho
National Association of Stationary En
gineers, which withdrew from tho Natlonnl
association nt the Rochester meeting In
September, when negroes wero admitted to
tho association. Tho now association Is the
only organization of strictly white en
gineers In America. Application will bo
made to tho secretary of stato for a charter
Nearly as Much as Both
CONDITION OFJTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fair, Colder Mon
d;i; Tuesday Halnj Winds Shifting to
Temprrntttre nt Oinnhn Yesterdayi
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PACKING PLANT CATASTROPHE
'I'no Plninher Are 1'nlnllj- Senlririt
While MnktitK Itepnlra nt
KANSAS CITY, Nov." 10,-Twn steam
fitters were killed and two others seriously
Injured by the blowing out of a vnlve. In
tho wntcr pumping apparatus at the
Schwnrzchlld Sulzberger packing plnnt
In Armourdale, Kan., today.
N. It. Ml'RPHY, suffocated or drowned
J. II. llUSSKLL, scalded.
Jumrn McMnhon, scalded.
vv . h iioovcr, scanted,
The accident occuned In it deep pit tn
which Is located the packing plum's pack
lug machinery. The apparatus Is all below
the ground, where the turn wero working
on repairs. .Suddenly the large T vnlve
which In used to regulate the pressure mid
flow wns blown out nnd the men were en
veloped In a cloud of scalding wnter nml
strum. Nothing could be done lo rescue
the men until tho How of steam had ex
hausted Itself. Murphy was dead when
taken out. llusscll lived four hours. Tha
Injured mcid are In n serious condition.
McMalioii ha's-n slight rhnnce of recovery.
OHIO SHORTAGE ESTIMATED
With llnlf the Hetnrna In thr Inill
entetl FhIIIiik Off I Hundred
CINCINNATI. O.. Nov. lO.-Wllh almost
half of the omdal returns from the eighty
eight counties In Ohio received, it Is esti
mated that tho total vote may be 10n,000
less than for governor two years ago, when
520,S72 votes were cast, and nlmost 250,
000 less than for president Inst year, when
tho total voto of Ohio wan 1,340,121.
Notwithstanding the Increase In popula
tion during the Inst thirteen years, the
tolnl vote will likely bo much less than for
president In 1SSS, when It wnn 841,941, and
probably less than has been east for gov
ernor slnco that time with n slnglo ex
ception. The returns show that the greatest short
age was nmong the democrats outside of
the cities, and It Is still variously attributed
to thu silver question, prevailing pros
perity, tho death of McKlnlcy, endorsement
of President Hoosevelt, Oovernor Nash and
Senator Koraker and other causes.
LOOK TO THE NORTHWESTERN
.lllliurt' People 'I'.xpect II tn Rltr he
.ew Line from C'ltlrnno tn
CHICAGO, Nov. 10. The ftccord-Herald
tomorrow will say; A new through rail
way line from Chicago to St. Louis Is be
lieved by residents of Springfield and other
towns In the central part of tho state to
be n certainty In tho near future. The
rumor thnt comes from those cities Is thnt
the Chicago &. Northwestcn railway han
completed a ileal by which It will absorb
the Chicago, Peoria ft St. Iytiuls line, and
thus gain nn entrance Into tbo desirable
St. Louis territory,
Kor some time the Northwestern road has
been nt work building a branch road from
Dfxon to Peoria, nnd thin would connect
with the Chicago, Peoria & St. Ixiuls road
to hinko a through line.
At Springfield It wan raid Inst evening
that tho Northwestern had by private pur
chases secured a majority of tho stock of
the small road.
ROB STAGE IN DAKOTA TOWN
MnnUeil Men iion't Trouble lo Leave
Vnlley City tn Do the.
VALLEY CITV, N. D.. Nov. 10.-Vhlle
nn omnibus wns on Its -wny to North Val
ley City tonight It wns held up by masked1
men nnd ti number of tho passengra
robbed of their vnlunbles, Thero wero
eleven passengers nnd they lost money nnd
valuables to the amount of I00. A lawyer,
who whs riding with tho driver. Jumped
from bin seat In the dnrknes-, ran back to
tho nearest house and telephoned for tho
pollcp. Hy tho tlmo the ofllcers arrived,
however, the robbers had escaped with
their booty. The holdup took place within
the city limits nnd was a bold piece of
BANGS AWAY AT PASSERSBY
SU-Vcnr-Olil Hoy nt Devil Lnke
Mi not Peranna .Inat for
DKVILS LAKE, N. D., Nov. 10, The B-yeur-old
son of William itarhcr, today se
cured n revolver and began shooting at
poisons passing his home, Miles Miller, a
merchant, was made a target by tho boy,
but missed. Hurt Crary, a 12-year-old boy
was tho next person to pats nnd young
Harber shot him through tho apex of the
light lung, probably fatally wounding him.
Thn Ilurbcr boy seemed to think he was
having u good tlmo and did not realize the
travity of his act.
Thn Omaha Sunday flee yesterday pub.
Ilslicd U7I Inches uf PAIII want ads, Hoth
othor papers combined published 112 Inches
of paid want ads. People, pay for Hee want
nds. bccHUHo they aro a good business Investment.
IN CONVICTS' GRASP
BktritT 0ik and Dpitj f Tapika Art
TkimulTM Mad Fri'titr.
FT. LEAVENW8RTH REFUGEES TRAP THEM
Offiotri Fellow Intt Ftrmhtin and Ar
CR0K FINALLY1 EICAPE, PROTECTED
Usi WotiUr'i Wilt for Shield aid Run th
THREE IMPOVERISH A MANHATTAN FARMER
Unit nntl Hon Mini enr the Town,
Then r.aenpe llrnil Are
lltirleil In the I'rUou
TOPEKA, Kan., Nov. 10. Sheriff Cooit
of this county and Deputy Sheriff Williams
were raptured by two escaped convicts
from tho l'ort Leavenworth military prlsoa
this afternoon at Pauline, five miles south
of Topekn, nnd held prisoners In the farm,
house of n man named Wooster for several
hours. Tho convicts Dually escaped be
tween a line of police sent from Topekn te
reinforce the sheriff nnd are now at largo.
Hoth were slightly wounded.
Wonntcr wuh hndly wounded by one of the
convictH when ho tried to flri- on them
Mrs. Wooster nnd Sheriff Cook were held
before the convicts us u shield by tho pris
oners In making their escape. A posnt
Is In pursuit tonight.
At 2:.10 thin afternoon some farmer hoy
nnr Paulino lenrncd that tho convlcti
wero In thn neighborhood. Hnstlly formlni
a posse armed with target rlries, pistols nnd
clubs, they gsvo chase. Neither of the
convicts were armed and they wero unablf
to make, a stand. UHvr Sheriff Cook and
Deputy Williams arrived. Coining upon
the convicts, both ofllcers fired, woundlim
thn men, hut not disabling them. Tho
convicts then lied through n small opening
In the timber nnd ran Into the house of
Farmer Wooster. Sheriff Cook telephoned
to Topeka for nsslstauco and then took up
the chase. Thinking that tho convicts had
run around the house, Cook darted through
tho open door. Intending to surprise them
nt thn rear donr. Hut Instead ot this thn
convicts had goim Into tho hounti and tho
officer almost fell Into their arms.
Dinar in Iloth Ollleer.
Sheriff Conk was ordered to give up his
gun. which ho did. Deputy Wllllnms by this
time hud reached the house and entered
without knowing what, had happened Inside,
and ho, tco, was mndo captlvo by the ton
In the meantlmo Chief Stahl of Topeka,
with eight ofllcers, wro on the way. Th?y
arrived nt the Wooster houso nbout nn hour
after the officer-, hart , been .Imprisoned.,,
Chief Stnhl Immediately began negotiations
with the convicts to glvo up their prison
ers and to surrender themselves, but tho
convicts only laughed. Farmer Wooster
then mannged to get a gun nnd was nbout
to make nn attack on the convicts wher.
one of them Inld him low with a blow from
the butt of a revolver taken from one of
tho captives. The convict broke Wooster'i
right hand and cut a gash In his head. One
of tho convictH told Sheriff Conk that ht
would be killed If he made the slightest
move toward their capture. In tho mean
time the pollco olllcera on thn outsldo had
surrounded thn building, but were nfrnld
to mako n movo for fear that Cook nnd
Wllllnms would suffer.
Kai'iipe I .Untie Kit)-.
Mrs. Wooster had fajntcd during tho ex.
cltement. Sho was finally revived and at
" o'clock thn convicts plnced thn womnn
and Sheriff Cook in front of them ns nhlelda
and mado for the door. Then, after uxact.
lng a promise from tho shorllt that he
would not permit any of the oftlcoro out
sldo to fire on them, they started for Hie
open. As they left the houso with the
frightened farmer's wife and the. submis
sive sheriff beforo them the convicts passed
between a cordon of police who could havn
captured them easily, and started for thu
After covering a considerable dlstunco
down tho track tho convicts suddenly dis
appeared through a hodgo feneo, bidding
tho officers n mocking farewell. One of thn
police sergennts later snld he could hnvo
easily touched the leading convict with hla
hand ns ho passed.
Tho convicts had nccurcd a good Htnrt
heforo tho officers had recovered from their
surprise. Then somo of tho policemen
wnnted to pursue, hut Sheriff Cook would
not permit it, ns ho had promised tho con
victs Immunity from nrroHt.
Sheriff Stahl loft some of hln men on tho
scene and with the others started back
to Topeka to take up the chneo later on.
From Topekn a posso was started out and
Chief Stnhl expressed the. opinion tonight
tnat he would land thn men beforo mornlug,
Tho convicts aro well armed, having tRken
all the guns In tho farmhouse, Including
those, of tho sheriff and his deputy. They
are both while men, but their Identity wns
.Sheriff Tell the Story.
KANSAS CITV, Nov. 10. A special to
the Star from Topeka says; Sheriff Cook
arrived from Pauline at 10 o'clock tonight,
He was aomowhat disfigured and his clothes
wero ragged, but he had lost none of his
narvo by his uBago at tho hands of the con
victs, In tolling tho story of his experi
ences ho made no attempt to conceal the
humorous aspect of thn affair. Sheriff. Cook
said that when ho and Deputy Wlillanu
reached the scene in tho nfternoon ono of
tho farmer boys who had been chalng thw
convicts wan popping away nt the men with
a target rifle. Cook snapped his revolver
flvo times, but only two cartridges ex
ploded. One bullet hit a convict In tint
arm, while Wllllamn shot tho other In thn
leg. Then a long nhnso ensued. Cook
Anally rounded up nt thn Wooster farm
loiiBe, whero the big convict met him at
the door and commanded him to comn In.
" 'Como In here, or I'll kill you,' ho
"Woll," the sheriff related, "I went In.
Tho woman was screaming, Wooster' wbk
lying on a couch unconscious. Ills skull
wns cracked and his light hatfd broken,
The other convict was crouched behind a
door, his gun drawn upon me. Having
searched mo tho big follow asked If I was
tha sheriff. 'I urn looking for tho sheriff,'
he said. 'I want to kill him.'
Illiln'l Hit re lie lllniarlf,
"Cnder the circumstances," said Sheriff
Cook, "I told him that I was only a farmer.
Then ho told inn ho would takn inn along
ah a shield from thn men outside, Stahl
aud lilt men had arrived by that time aoU
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