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OMAHA, F KID AY MORNING, OCTOHE1T 3, 19013 TEN PAGES.
MINGLE COlV THREE CENTS.
MEET TO TALK PEACE
Cstl Or,srators and John Mitchell Will
Get Together Tsiay.
PRESIDENT'S INVITATION IS ACCEPTED
Call for Csnfsrencs laeets Arprsbatisn of
SETTLEMENT OF STRIKE IS ANTICIPATED
All Fart.ti Eipsct Solution as Eeiult oj
TURBULENCE IN DISTRICT CONTINUES
Prfirnrc of Soldier Keep Matter
' Fairly (Inlet, hot Tfaprr of Men
la !hiiw la Several
,. 'WASHINGTON. Oct. 2. "It la expected
that all the men to whom Invitations were
ent yesterday will he prearnt at the con
ference tomorrow. Mr. Boer and Mr.
Mitchell ha-. accepted. "
This waa the only atatement that could
be obtained at the White House regarding
the confo -enee to be held tomorrow on the
Senator Quay of Pennsylvania waa In
conference with the president for an hour
thla morning and It la understood that he
came here at the request of the preeldent
to discuss the strike situation. The presi
dent and senator were not Interrupted and
two cabinet officers who called didn't see
the preeldent while the conference was In
progress. Senator Quay after he left
would not discuss the situation or express
an opinion aa to the probable effect of the
During the day Secretary Root, Attorney
General Knox and Secretary Shaw were In
conference with the president. Secretary
Wllson'waa at the White House for a short
lime, but the three first named remained
with the prealdent for nearly an hour. It
fs understood that tho president discussed
the subject of the conference tomorrow, the
cabinet officers making a number of sug
gestions as to what the prealdent should
aay to tfcose who will participate in It.
Other matetrs outalde of the coal strike
also occupied the attention of the members
of the cabinet. There haa .been no regular
meeting of the cabinet for some time and
considerable department business awalta
the action of the president.
It has been decided that Attorney Gen
eral Knox shall attend the conference to
morrow between the president, the coal
operators and Mr. Mitchell of the miners'
union. He will be the only member of the
cabinet who will be present. Carroll D.
Wright, commissioner of labor, who re
cently made an Investigation of the strike
situation, also will attend on the Invita
tion of the president.
The Poet will say tomorrow that the
Coal presidents at tomorrow's conference
will decline to accept any plan of strike
settlement-- which; propose to treat with
President Mitchell, but that they have con
sidered a tentative plan, according; to
which "the coal presidents will propose that
the men return to work with tho under
standing that their grievances as Individ
uals shall, be submitted to a board of ar
bitration and that the coal president! will
agree to abide by the decision of thla beard,
the members of which shall be appointed by
Will Attend the Conference.
NEW YORK, Oct. 2. The railroad presi
dents who received President Roosevelt's
Invitation to meet him tomorrow In Wash
ington and dlscusa the coal strike situation
will leave the city this evening. They
will go together.
Prealdent Fowler of the New York, On
tario A. Weatern railroad aald today In re
gard to the coal situation In New York that
by an arrangement among themselves the
coal companies were providing the elevated
railroad with sufficient ooal to run lta
The schools and hospitals In this city
would also be taken care of, he added, and
arrangements would be perfected in a few
days to supply the poor people In this city
with ccal in email quantltlea at low prlcea.
The coal presidents left for Washington
at 4:11 on a special train. The party con
sisted of E. R. Thomas of the Erie, Presi
dent Fowler of the Ontario Weatern,
David Wtllcox, vice president and general
counsel of the Delaware A Hudson, who
went aa the peraonal representative of
Prealdent Ollphant, President Truesdell of
the Lackawanna and John Markle, the in
Hope for Settlement.
WILKESBAHRE. Pa., Oct. 2 Prald-nt
Mitchell of the United Mine Workers', ac
companied by District Presidents Nichols,
Duffy and Fahey left here this evening fcr
Waahlngton via Philadelphia. Mr. Mitchell
conferred with the district prealdenta
through the day.
It la not known what policy the ex
ecutive board of the miners' union will
pursue at the conference tomorrow with
Prealdent Roosevelt. Mr. Mitchell de
clined to express any opinion. All he
would say waa that he hoped for the best.
The general feeling la, however, that
President Roosevelt will succeed in bring
ing both parties trgether.
The mining town of PlymruOi. which
baa been free from any disturbance since
the strike began, waa the ac-ne of much
disorder today. Moba aurrounded the Ster
ling and North American waaherles. and
Sheriff Jacobs being unable to diaperae
them, Btimmoncd the militia. Cclonel
Dougherty aent three companlet of th
Ninth regiment to the acene and arrested
eleven men charged with rioting. They were
brought before Magistrate Polloc k of this
city, who, after a hearing, h'ld them iu
11,000 bail each for trial at court. A ttrong
guard waa placed over the wushertes to
night. They expect to resume operations
The washery at the Hollenback mine
started up work thla afternoon. This wai
a surprise to the strikers. Despite the
conference called to meet at Washington
the operators In the Wyoming valley are
Operators rasagt Expression.
SCRANTON. Pa.. Oct. 2. Sentiment
among the representatives of the coal oper
ators here has undergone a change aince
yesterday regarding the action of President
Roosevelt in assuming the role of aa In
termediary to settle lbs strike. Yesterday
they aald the only effect of the prealdent'
action would be to put oft the surrender of
the miners aa many daya a there were in
the Interim between the first announcement
cf his iutentioo to Intermediate and the an
nouncement of the result or rather lack
of result of tho conference. Today these
gams men aay the White House conference
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fiATOS AND MENDOZA UNITE
Kctulatlnnnrr Lrsdrr In Vrnriirl
Kffrrl a Juncture and (astro
WILLEMSTAD. Inland of Curacao, Oct.
2. Newa baa reached here from Venezuela
that the Venezuelan revolutionary forces
undir Gneral Matoa have effected a Junc
tion with the command of the revolutionary
general Mtndoze near Camugata, In the
ptate of Miranda, fifty miles aouth of
Caracas. The combined forcea of General
Matoa and General M 'ia are now 6,500
Last Wednesday the '"l. '"onlsts were
at Kan Juan lJe Los Mm. V . Villa De
La Curcoa. At thla point i. . intent
forcea under General Castro, 4, ' -e-
treatcd precipitately before' the
of tho revolutionists. There have beeb
desertions from President Castro's art
President Caatro la at Los Tequetos, a
strong strategical position but a few hours
ride from Caracas, and which is considered
nearly Impregnable. He is awaiting attack
by the revolutionists.
During the last three daya the govern
ment has been forcibly recruiting for the
army day and night on the streets of
Caracas. When some of the men thus gath
ered in attempted to escape, being for the
Matos revolution, the recruiting parties
fired on them. Provisions In Caracas are
scarce and meat Is worth 30 cents a pound.
The government Intends to attack the
revolutionists at Barcelona next Sunday
with 1,600 men under General Veluttnl.
Another revolutionary army under Ro
lando la now located at Gua In the state of
Miranda, twenty-five miles south of Caracas.
OPPOSE GOVERNMENT'S BILL
Balfour's Rducatlonal Meaaure la De
noonced by Preachers and
LONDON, Oct. 2. The Liverpool Dally
Post saya It hears authoritatively that a
consultation la now proceeding between
Premier Balfour and Lord Londonderry,
president of the board of education, which
will result In the complete withdrawal of
the government's education bill, which haa
aroused serious opposition. throughout the
In reply this evening to an Inquiry
whether It was true that the government
Intended to withdraw Its education bill.
Premier Balfour authorized the statement
that "there Is no foundation whatever for
A similar denial was made by Colonial
Secretary Chamberlain, who added with
reference to the attitude of the Birming
ham liberal unionists that "only two hun
dred persona attended the meeting of op
ponents to the bill."
The general body of the Presbyterian and
Baptist Independent ministers at a special
meeting this afternoon paaeed a resolution
calling on the government to withdraw the
education bill and declaring: "We will do
everything In our power to defeat the re
actionary, tyrannical proposals of the
measure, which a vaat number of loyal
subjects will be conscientiously compelled
to resist to the utmost, even to refusing the
payment of rates."
VISITS THE DEATH CHAMBER
Madame Kola Is Allowed to Bee the
Body of Her Husband and
PARIS, Oct. 2. Mme. Zola was allowed
to see the body of her hustand today. A
large crowd assembled In front of the house
saluted her respectfully as the widow
alighted from a carriage, assisted by two
doctors. She waa attired In deep mourn
ing and waa evidently very weak.
Zola'a publishers and his immediate
friends, Charpenter, Fasquell and M. Des
Moullna, the writer, accompanied her to
the mortuary chamber. When her hus
band's features were uncovered Mme. Zola'a
anguish waa heartrending. She finally
The will of Emlle Zola, as Indicated by
Mme. Zola, waa found In his bedroom, the
aeala of which were broken In order to
obtain the document.
The room was Immediately aealed up
again. The will was not opened until a
late hour and Its contents have not been
made public. It is said, however, Zola
left everything to his wife. He left no
literary testament and the will contains
no direction as to the funeral.
GRAND DUKE SOOTHES SULTAN
Ceremonies at . Shlpka Paw Not In
tended aa m Hostile Denton
atratlon. CONSTANTINOPLE. Oct. 2. -Crand Duke
Nicholas of Russia baa arrived here on
board a Russian warship. He haa vis
ited the sultan and the sultan has re
turned the courtesy by a call at the Rus
sian embassy. The grand duke's mission
la reported to be for the purpose of re
moving the unpleaaant impression made on
the aultan by the maneuvers made recently
In Shtpka pass. In connection with the cere
monies over the battle fought there In 1887
between the Turks and the Russians and to
atsure the aultan of Russia's friendship.
The grand duke participated In the Shlpka
PROVE NOTHING ON JOCKEYS
Sharper Mho Worked the Races,
However, Were Compelled
to Leave France.
(Copyright, 1902, by Presa Publishing Co)
PARIS, Oct. 2. (New York World Cable
gram, Special Telegram.) In connection
with the alleged racing acandala concern
ing American Jockeys riding In France, the
World has authorltlve information that
after examination by the Judge destruc
tion, Mlltou Rlgby, young Retff and Todd
Sloan were allowed to go, nothing being
proved against them. No further proceed
ings are likely. On the other hand, about
a dozen sharpers, chiefly Americana, have
been ordered to leave the country for
awindllog on the race courses and at bac
carat, at which they played Maxims.
AUSTRIA AND JUJNGARY AGREE
Act of I'aloa Renewed Between
Ministries and Ready for the
VIENNA, Oct. 2. The opinion prevails
among well Informed persons that the con
ference between Austrian and Hungarian
ministers has led to an agreement as to
the renewal of the ausglelcb, or act of
union, with regard to the coats of adminis
tration, and that the documents will be
algned shortly at lluda Peat. It la an
nounced that the detalla will be withheld
until the ausglelcb haa been submitted to
the parliaments lor ratification.
DOLLIYER ON THE IOWA IDEA
Hawkey Stiator Expounds Eis Bute's
Attitude aa Tariff.
TRUST QUESTION WILL SETTLE ITSELF
Delegates to Meeting of National Re
publican Leaiae Told that Law
of Competition la Still
CHICAOO, Oct. 2. "The Iowa Idea" came
to the aurface tonight at a maaa meeting
under the auspices of the National League
of Republican Cluba, which met In annual
-onventlon here today. United States 6en
T J. P. Dolllver of Iowa was responsible.
nator Dolllvei's distinction as an orator
and statesman assured him in advance the
enthuaiaatlc reception be received from an
audience that filled the First regiment
armory. Interest became Intense when it
waa realized by the delegatea to the con
vention and spectators that they were being
treated to the first public speech on the
subject by a national leader of the party
since the Iowa republican state convention.
Mr. Dolllver said in part:
Iet us look at the Iowa Idea for a min
ute, and 1 select that only because I am
more familiar with It and because circum
stances have arisen to give It a univeraal
ndvertlsement. It has been presented to
the country as the sudden impulse of dis
satisfied mischief makers within the repub
lican party. On the other hand it is the
mature Judgment of a man whose mature
Judgment has never failed the party in
forty years of service.
Our party recognizes the necessity for
large capital for the transaction of- a great
business, especially for the commercial con
quests upon which we are now entering,
but they also recognize the abuses In great
Industrial enterprises and would have the
government stand between the community
and the reckless perversion of tho recent
law of corporate property. It is evident
that even If It were deelrable to kill the
trusts it could not be done by merely re
mitting the duties which their foreign
competitors pay at our custom houses.
Free Trade Not a Remedy.
Even Mr. Bryan, who talks of putting the
captains of Industry Into a chain gain and
sending J. I'lerpont Morgan first to the
poor house and then to the penitentiary,
admits publicly that the free trade remedy
falls very far short of the object he has
in view. Nearly every sober student of the
subject admits that it is pressure of com
petition which has drawn some of our In
dustries first into groups and then into
gigantic combinations, under a single cor
I have, from the beginning, been slow to
believe that It is possible for one man or
any combination of men to overrule the
forces, which make for equity and fair
dealing In human society. For that reason
I have been willing to wait for the facts,
and govern my Judgment by a more care
ful observation than has hitherto been
practicable. The census of lf00 haa given
an accurate account of the trusts and
what they are doing, and the dally reports
of the market place Indicate what their
present standing and future prospects ac
tually are. We know that they are 183
In number, representing the consolidation
of 2,040 separate plants. We know that
lean than 10 per cent of the factory labor
of the country Is employed by them and
only 14 per cent of our manufactured out
put Is made by them, and, leaving out
chemicals, and the products of Iron and
wteel, the' percentage Is hardly visible to
the naked eye. In the textile Industries
they are almost unknown, and most of the
other fields of American production they
have entered aa mere intruders and dis
turbers .of the peace, .. ...
What Trusts Have Done.
Between 190 and lrtl moat of them have
been established and, In the aggregate,
counting all klnda of stocks and all kinds
of bonds which they have issued, their
gloss capitalization has been 16,500,000,000,
from which at least S2.O00,0OO,O0O should be
deducted to cover spurious stock which rep
resents nothing except the swindling
projects of adventurers and cheats at
common law. So that, putting all the con
solidations which have been effected In the
laht twelve years together, W.uOO.WO.OuO
may be set ' down aa their true
aggregate capitalization, Including their
bonds. Theae corporations have en
larged our productive capacity by the
addition of new bonaflde capital In a
page advertisements, and In nearly every
one of them the motive of the organization
has been mainly to shield capital already
Invested trom the operation of natural
forces always present In the commercial
world. If they have failed In that they
have failed In everything, and the power
which' some have been afraid would be used
to wrong and burden the community, haa
not even proved equal to the task of tak
ing care of Itself.
Where Their Bones Bleach.
Before anybody makes up his mind that
the ao-called American trust ts a perms
rent Institution, let him consider the long
list of ambitious combinations which have
already had their affairs wound up by the
courtB of Justice. The alcohol trust, the
linseed oil trust, the alkali trust, the as
phalt trust, the bicycle trust, and scores
of others whose very names are now even
forgotten. What was the matter with these
astonishing creations of the promoters'
art? Nine out of ten of them were bogus,
and. without stretching the law very much,
could have been dented the use of the malls
on an ordinary fraud order. Only yester
day one of the mammoth establishments,
the National Bait company, had a little
business before a court of equity in New
Jersey. Tho organization of that trust In
18f9 was looked upon everywhere as a step
in the direction of monopolizing the neces
saries of life.
The more I examine the old law of com
petition, tho better it looks to me. If the
day of settlement has already come to so
many of these once formidable Institutions.
how nas it rarea lor tnose who so tar
survived the tet7 Already the evidence is
accumulating rrnm which the freedom of
trusts can be foretold, even the most solv
ent and best managed of them all. The
figures of the census show that neither In
the mercantile nor the manufacturing
world has the small dealer who owns his
business and givea it his personal atten
tion anything to fear In competition with
the overgrown and top heavy inveatmenta
of capital that surround him.
No Room for Despair.
There Is no room in thla discussion for
vain exclamations of alarm and despair.
I'p to this time the tariff policy to which
we owe the prosperous conditions which
now surround us nas been trie ally ot In
dependent capital In Its grapple with the
modern trust system: but If the day should
ever come when the productive energies
of the American peop.e are Impotent In
the presence of monopoly, the protection
which for more than a generation our laws
have given to all our industries alike la
not likely to remain to enrich auch a con
spiracy of avurice and greed.
Mr. Dollver spoke at some length on the
progress of self government In the Phll
llH'iiifs. and closed with a tribute to the
man of bralna and courage who la the
leader of the republican party and the
president of the I'nited States.
Other speakers at the meeting were Con
gressman A. J. Hopkins of Illinois and
Martin B. Madden of Chicago.
Rontlne of the Day.
Before the convention opened It waa com
monly admitted that the nomination of
Prealdent Roosevelt In 1904 would be en
dorsed. In fact tt waa oni about thla mat
terf that certain predictions were made.
Whether the Iowa delegation would aeek
to have its Ideas on tariff revision endorsed,
whether the league has the constitutional
right to concern itself with state platforma
and the matter of a aucceaaor to the retir
ing prealdent, Iaaao Miller Hamilton, were
questions over which the delegatea ex
pected debate when Mr. Hamilton rapped
Among the candidates for the leagua
presidency were mentioned J. H. Moore ot
Pennsylvania. Sid B. Redding ot Utile
Rock, Ark., Richard Woods of Sioux Falls,
8. D., and Shirley E. Johnson of Kentucky.
The feature of the mornlng'a session,
after the address of welcome by Roy O.
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CHAFFEE ANDWRIGHT SAIL
Accorded a Popalar Farewell Demon
stration by People of Manila
Upoa Their Departare,
MANILA, Oct. 2. General Chaffee and
Vice Governor Wright sailed for Eao Fran
cisco today on the transport Sumner. They
were accorded a general and popular fare
The Philippine commissioners. Brigadier
General Davis, commander of the division
of the Philippine Islands; the officers of the
division and the staff assembled at military
headquarters and escorted General Chaf
fee and Mr. Wright to the landing place
through various lines ot troops and cheer
ing crowds. The guns ot ' Fort Santiago,
where the travelers embarked, fired a
salute in their honor. There was an
other reception on board the Sumner,
which was surrounded by lannchea. .
The Sumner will tonch at Honolulu,
Yokahama and Nagasaki. The length ot the
stops will depend on the health of General
Mr. Wright will remain home five months.
General Chaffee's staff la divided, Captain
Ltndaay and Lieutenant Harper going on
the Sumner and Captains Hutcbeson and
Ramsey sailing on the transport McLetlan
for New York.
TWELVE DEADJN DEEP MINE
Explosion of Firedamp on l,UO' Foot
Level of La wean 'iMIae la
BLACK DIAMOND, Wash., Oct. J. An
explosion of fire damp occurred last night
between 9 and 9:30 o'clock In tbe south end
of the fourth level of the Lawson mine,
badly wrecking the mine and killing
twelve miners. ,
Fortunately as no fire was started. Three
bodies have been - taken out. There are
supposed to be nine more bodies In ' the
mine. Three men were Injured, one badly.
The Paclfio Coast company Is the owner
of tbe mine. Everything possible Is being
done to recover the bodies. The fourth
level Is 1,600 feet below the aurface. As
soon as it was known last night that the
accident had occurred, the people ot Black
Diamond hurried to the acene of tbe dis
aster, one mile from here. -
The fans are now working In the mine,
and the deadly air la being cleared out.
ARCHBISHOP KAIN VERY ILL
Venerable Prelate of St. Lonls So Low
that He Is Denied to All
ST. LOUIS, Oct, 2. Archbishop John J.
Kain, wno has been in- poor health for the
past six months, haa experienced a marked
change for tbe worse In the past two daya.
Today he waa not able to say mass and
denied himself to all visitors. The arch
bishop's ailment is closely akin to paraly
sis, and while his physicians do not think
there la immediate danger, .it is known
from the nature of his disease that the
end Is likely to come at any time. Dr.
Bryaln, tbe attending1 physician tonight
declined to discuss the archbUnop's condi
tion. (Tho ..archbishop tfrtlirbt requested
the appointment from Roma t an auxiliary
bishop. These indioations are considered
WIRES CUT IN NEW "ORLEANS
Street Car Strike In Progress, Though
There ts Feeling; It May
Soon Be Settled.
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 2. Beyond the dis
covery that a large number of wires had
been cut In the upper part of the city dur
ing tbe night, there were no early morning
developments in the street car strike.
There waa, however, a feeling that ne
gotiations between the company and the
employes would lead to some plan ot arbi
tration during the day. Tbe public con
tinues to be greatly inconvenienced by the
strike, but fine weather Is lessening some
what the hardships.!
No attempt to run cars or carry passen
gers had been made by the company up to
9:30 thla morning.
RECEIPTS F0RJ3EFENSE FUND
Subscription for Anthracite Miners
Break Records of Indianapolis
Money Order Baalneaa.
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 2. The collection
of the big defense fund for the anthracite
strikers created a record breaking business
for the money order department of the In
dianapolis postofflce for the quarter ending
yesterday. The receipts for the last three
months this year were 1865,451, an Increase
over the corresponding period last year of
1352.887. Aa high aa $5,000 a day haa been
cashed for Mr. W. B. Wilson, national sec
retary and treasurer of the miners, since tbe
collection of defense fund began.
FUNSTON HAS SORE THROAT
Says He Is Suffering from Attack
Which Followed His Last
OTTAWA. Kan., Oct. 2 Brigadier Oen
eral Funston, commander of the Department
of tbe Colorado, waa the guest at the old
soldiers' reunion here today.
General Funston was introduced to a
large crowd in the Chautauqua tabernacle
"I do not appear before you to make a
speech. I made a speech, you know, in
Denver six months ago and have had a
sore throat ever since."
QUARREL ENDS IN A MURDER
Louisiana Cattle Dealer Shoots a
Texas Cotton Glnaer and
SHREVEPORT, La.. Oct. 2. T. R. Vlck
era, a prominent Louisiana cattle dealer,
and Edward Corlin, a public glnner of
Texaa, quarreled at Corlln'a home today
and Vickera was shot dead. His body fell
In his wagon and the horses, becoming
frightened, ran twelve miles to hla home.
MILLIONS FOR A HOSPITAL
Jeaa M. Barks Gives Princely En
dowment to Mlaaesota
MARSHALL, Minn., Oct. 2 A deed waa
filed for record here today whereby John
M. Burke conveya to the Winfleld Master
son Burke relief fund four million dollars'
worth of real and peraonal property ts oe
uaed aa an endowment for a hospital for
convalescent. The fund waa named for
Mr. Burke's mother.
BALDWIN TELLS HIS STORY
All tee Troible Eis Arctic Trip Dis te
BAD COMBINATION IN HIGH PLACES
Swede Sailing; Master Did Not Want
to Play Second Fiddle to the
Norwegian Ice Pilot,
hot Had To.
NEW YORK, Oct. 2. Evelyn B. Baldwin,
the Arctic explorer, arrived today on the
steamship Germanic of the White Star line.
Mr. Baldwin at first refused to talkJ
about the alleged controveraltlea which had
taken place between him and Captain
Johannaen of America but after hearing
that It had been reported that the expe
dition had been short ot food and supplies
made the following statement:
"There Is not a word of truth in the re
port of our not having sufficient supplies.
It la not eaay to explain tbe trouble between
myaelf and Captain Johannsen. He wanted
to be tbe whole thing. That'a all. Tbe
trouble first started between the captain,
or to give him his proper title, sailing mas
ter, and the ice pilot, whose name Is Am
sen. The Ice pilot took up his place In tbe
crow's nest on the ship when we were in
ths ice fields and should have had and
eventually did have complete charge of
directing tbe ship.
Sides with the Pilot.
"The sailing master objected to tbe Ice
pilot holding absolute sway over tbe move
ments at any time, and that la how the
row began. I, of course, took the side of
the pilot and saw that be was kept In
command while we were In the Ice. The
pilot had had twenty-nine years' experience
on the ice fields, while the sailing master
had had practically none.
"The expedition went away with forty
two persons on board and we brought back
the same number. Fram drifted around
In tbe Ice for four years, while In one year
we did almost aa much and established an
outpost. Why, we ought to be congratu
lated Instead of, as you say n America,
Jumped upon. I have learned one good
lesson though never take a Swede and a
Norwegian together along with you if you
want to avoid trouble. The Ice pilot was
a Norwegian and the sailing master a
Swede. There's the whole thing in a nut
sbel. Treated All Fairly.
"Every one was treated fairly and no
one can say truthfully that he was not.
If I go again next year, no matter who I
take with me, whether they be Zulus, Hot
leu tula or white men, there are sure to
be some kickers In the crowd. The mem
bers of this exposition were mostly young
men and very few of them had ever under
taken euch a trip before. This might ex
plain some of the things said about me,
but I am being done a great injustice.
"We were aendlng balloons and buoys
adrift, containing messages, continually.
Altogether we sent over 300 messages.
Fifteen balloons were sent up, but they
never reached their destination. The me
teorloglcal observations -and - the dredging
will - be et-gpeat intecastto.aalsnoftr . Wo
manufactured our our own hydrogen gaa for
the balloons without accident, which la an
other thing I think we deaerve credit for.
The knowledge gained or air and currents
will also bo of great value to aclonce. I
still believe that when the pole Is reached
it will be found to be aurrounded by ice.
Aa to the fate of Andre, I think he went
down into the sea."
RATIFY THE SARATOGA TICKET
New York Republicans Hold a Mas
Meeting at Carnegie
NEW YORK, Oct. 2 Senator Chauncey j
M. Depew and Congresaman Screno E. j
Payne were the speakers tonight at a re- ,
publican mass meeting held at Carnegie ,
ball to open the state- campaign and to j
ratify the nominations made at the Sara- .
toga convention. The congressman after
paying a tribute to the administration of '
President Roosevelt and Governor Odell ,
discussed the state Issues and the coun
Senator Depew advocated a ministry ot
commerce. He oppoeed any proposed re
peal of the protective tariff, and praised
President McKlnlcy'a policy and the man
ner In which It haa been carried out by
RAILWAY SURGEONS' MEETING
Dr. Jonas of Omaha Preside Over
Scsalane of American Academy
at Kanaaa City.
KANSAS CITY, Oct. 2. The American
Academy ot Railway Surgeons, an organ
ization composed of the chief surgeons,
consulting surgeons and occullsts of the
leading railroads of tbe United States, met
hers today In annual convention. About
fifty outside surgeons were In attendance
at the first session. President A. F. Jonas
of Omaha, chief surgeon of the Union Pa
cific railway, made tbe opening address
and waa followed by Rolph C. Richards,
general claim agent ot the Chicago &
Northwestern railway, who read a paper
on "The Benefit of a Surgical Department
to a Railroad."
FIVE KILLED IN THE TUNNEL,
Baltimore fc Ohio Freight Train C'ol
; llde Near Cornwallla, Writ
PARKERSBURG, W. Va., Oct. 2 Five
persons were killed and three Injured In
a bead-end collision between two freight
trains In a tunnel near Cornwallls on tbe
Baltimore ft Ohio railroad today. The train
carried several cars of cattle which were
all killed or injured. Probably twenty cars
were wrecked and the tunnel is filled with
Fred Pearce, engineer; William Miller,
brakernan, and a tramp were killed. Bodlcj
of two other men can not be seen In tbe
tunnel but are beyond reach at the present
time owing to the wreckage.
THIRD MURDERJN A MONTH
Tragedy la Wyoming- as Reaalt of
Fead Betwsea Sheep and
BUTTE. Mont.. Oct. 2. Advicee tell of
another murder in the new Fork country.
In Wyoming, as a reault of tbe enmity ex
isting between the cattle and sheep men
over grazing rights on tbe rang.
This la ths third murder In a month. The
victims' decomposed body was found In the
brush and identity could not be established.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fnlr Frldny,
Warmer In Southwest Portion; Saturday
Temprratare at Omaha Yeaterdayi
Hour, lira. Ilnnr. Ilea.
A a. an nj 1 p. m M
a. m m x p. ni
T a. m .fit 8 p. m U'J
S a. in M 4 p. m )
a. m M II p. m Ml
to a. m a 3 p. m )
It a. ni fit r . i (IT
1:4 m (IT K p. m rut
U p. ni Aft
OBJECT TO H00CHIE-K00CHIE
Lady Hoard of Managers of St. Lonls
Fair Go on Record on Oriental
BT. LOl'IS, Oct. 2 At the meeting of
the board of lady managers of the world's
fair today the resolution presented by Miss
Helen M. Gould expressing the sentiment
that the Louisiana Purchase exposition
would favor a high moral tone throughout
and eliminate from tbe ooncesslonalrea
any that savors of the dances performed on
the midway ot the Chicago fair, was
The board was notified by President Fran
cis ot the world's fair that a site bad been
granted tbe lady managers which they can
utilize as they sec fit. Tho site will be
formally tendered tomorrow with the same
ceremony that attended the presentation of
the state sites. The board at once ap
pointed a committee to consider how this
alte shall be untlllzed, and to report at tbe
next business meeting, which will be held
November 17 in New York.
BUCK THE PACKERS' MERGER
National Live Stock Association Will
Start Independent Packing
DENVER, Colo., Oct. 2. The National
Live Stock association, several of tho
largest western railways and Individual
stockmen throughout the west have de
cided to fight the proposed merger now In
process of formation of the great packing
Industries of the country. Announcement
to this effect was made by President John
W. Springer of the National Live Stock
association today after a conference with
C. F. Morse ot Kansas City, who is presi
dent of both the Kansas City and Denver
stock yards companies.
President Morse said that his yards will
stand by tbe stockmen and If necessary he
will build an Independent plant in Kansas
REPUBLICANS0F BAY STATE
Convention Will Meet at Boston To
day with Its Work Well
BOSTON, Oct. 2. Without any political
Incident of note the delegates to the re
publican state convention gathered tonight
at the American house. Early In tbe after
noon the commlttte on resolutions met
and gave formal sanction to the platform
it had under consideration.
The convention will be presided over by
John- D. Long,' former secretary of the
navy. Senator Lodge will present the name
of John L. Bates for governor, while Con
gressman Lawrence will perform a like
service for Curtis Guild, Jr., for lieutenant
governor. The other state officers will be
SAYS THE TITLE IS CLEAR
General t'onnael tor the Panama
Canal Company Turns Papers
Over to General Knox.
NEW YORK, Oct. 2. William Nelaon
Cromwell, general counsel for the new
Panama caual company, who has returned
from Paris, says he delivered to Attorney
General Knox in Paris every conveyance, t
decree, concession or other document relat
ing ,to the properties of the new Panama
canal company from lta Inception In 18T8,
showing a complete and perfect chain of
title In the new Panama canal company
and lta unquestionable power tb convey tbe
canal, tbe plant, concessions and other
property to the United States, free and
clear ot all Hens or claims of any kind.
STAY FOR JESSIE MORRISON
Supreme Court of Kansas Interfere
- with Execution of Sentence
In Her Caae.
TOPEKA, Kan., Oct. 2. The Kansas
supreme court today granted a stay of exe
cution in the case of Jessie Morrison, now
In the penitentiary for the murder of Clara
WHy Castle. The caae will be heard by the
supreme court In January. Miss Morrison's
appeal bond waa fixed at $10,000. Aa aoon
aa this la given she will be released until
tbe time of her trial. She waa sentenced
to fifteen years In tbe peultentlary.
STUDENTS HUSTLE THE POLICE
Coppers Get Gay at Minnesota and
the Boys Pat Them to
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Oct. 2. Three
park policemen and a plain clothes man
had the worst of an encounter with stu
dents of the University of Minnesota today.
Tbe park police attempted to arrest stu
dents who ride bicycles on the walks
through the campus. The students hus
tled three of the policemen off tbe campus
and put them on passing atreet cars. The
plain clothes man waa tied to a tree with
a garden hose.
ATTENDS TO PUBLIC BUSINESS
President Rooaevelt Spenda Comfort
able Day Doing Much Rou
WASHINGTON. Oct. 2. President Roose
velt had a comfortable day, and tonight
the report from the temporary White
Houae la that hla condition la satisfactory.
He spends most of tbe time In his wheel
chair and is able o devote considerable
attention to public business.
Movements of Ocean Yesaels Oct. 2.
YOKOHAMA Hailed: Olenogle. Tacoma.
NEW YORK Balled: Lasavnle. Havre:
Bremen. Bremen via fherbiurg; Mongolian,
Glasgow. Arrived: Germanic, from IJver-
'VhERBOCRO, Oct. 2.-Arrived: Moltke,
fiom New York.
tlKKNSTOWN, Oct. I-Salled: Teu
tonic. Nt-w York; Belgenland. Philadelphia.
LIVKLWXjL. Oct 1 Arrived: lUver
fnrd, Philadelphia, S;illed: Mrlin. ltoaion
via Queenstown; Parthian, Montreal via
KOTTBRP AM Sailed : Potsdam, New
York via Boulogne. Bur Mer.
HAVRE Arrived: La'iouralne, from
PLYMOUTH Arrived: Columbia, from
EIGHTH KING COMES
Yeunptt of Ak-Sar-Bta Djinty Arrives
ii ths Imperial City.
HIS TAGEANT MOST GORGEOUS YET SEEN
Excsls is Btautj Eves Those af His
TWENTY FLOATS, ALL BLAZING WITH LIGHT
Eighty-Four Loyalist oi Them, darted
CROWD MEETS GREATEST EXPECTATION
Omahana Torn Ont In Force and Spe
cial Trains Brlnai Additional Thou
sands from the Snrroandlnat
Statea of the Realm.
Omaha'a Red Letter Datea.
October a Ak-Snr-Ren Royal Court
October 4 Ak-Sar-Rea Street Fair
Returned to childhood by the wave of
an uneeen wand. 150,000 people on the
atreeta of Omaha gazed last night at a
epectacle that gave substance to all th-
vagrant phantasies of Infant mind, revived
the tales that once were wont to mingle
with the goodnight prayers, awoke the old
delight In tinseled beauty, blew Into flame
the embers of dying Imagination, and. for
the hour, drove away those sordid cares
that make men old before their time.
King Ak-Sar-Ben VIII, ruler of all
Qulvera, came unto his own, and with him
came a pageant that mingled the craft ot
man with the Inspiration of the child and
told the wondrous story of a "Festival of
A atory with no moral, true, and with
no historic value, but one so pure In theme,
so brilliant in adornment, as to ap
peal to all with one great power and gain
from all a most unstinted approbation.
A klng'a no less a king for owning to
a softer sldo, and Ak-Sar-Ben VIII made
no apologies for his pageant as be rode
last night between the ranks ot his bearded
knights to receive the key to the Imperial
city's gates. After his own resplendent
float trailed nineteen others, and their ad
vance through the lighted thoroughfares
was as the advance of a Jeweled flotilla
through rivers of fire, 8.000 fairy lamps
glowing In the train.
Night Almost Perfect.
With no stars or moon to pale the bril
liance of the royal gema, yet with neither
heaven's tears to dampen nor Boreas' blasts
to chill, the night was most auspicious,
and when the mighty pageant buret Into
bloom for a first time far to the north
ward the legions of the loyal bad long been
In waiting. Moving forward over Its wind
ing course, cheer after cheer greeted It
at every hand, and when the great gold
key was surrendered by the clty'a chief
executive, the . thousands I crowded In lb
street below and In the amphitheaters all
about gave a shout like the rolling of
tempestuoua surf, and the echoes traveled
leaguea to the waiting ears of them that
could not see, but understood.
Detained but a moment, the pageant
gilded on again and within the hour had
forever faded from view, Just as the figures
of dream land have, and. like them, left
behind only a pang at Its quick going, only
a Joy that It came at all, only a memory
of a beauty too great to endure, a pleasure
too subtle to hold.
Yet the monarch's mood was not wholly
one of sentiment. Jeat mingled in his
thoughts and he bade the realm be merry.
"Plnce we are to be children, let us be
hr., , y rhildren," ho ordained. "It la not
the royal pleasure that any one arrow too
solemn at thla gala hour. This ts a tri
umphal entry, not a funeral procession.
I've got the county coroner in my retinue,
'tis true, but let It be understood that he's
not here In an official capacity. I wlah
nothing but merry-making this night."
The wish was gratified. The court buf
foon found bimeelf with many competitors,
and laughter was the music of the hour.
Jnit Before the Start.
It began at 6:53, when the castle draw
bridge was lowered and the first float
wheeled out to the hitching crew. His
royal highness had lost bts crown and
could not mount his seat until It waa
"My diadem! Somebody find my dia
dem!" he commanded. "I'd die a dem poor
death without It."
This was the signal and thereafter word
play ran on unreatrlctrd. A knight of the
enchanted Island asked for a ham sand
wich and the mermaid remarked to the
horsemen: "You fellows go mighty slow.
Remember I'm working tho shell game up
here and lta hard to hold on!" A close
friend of Aladdin begged for a cigar, ex
plaining that be could "get a light from
Al," and sweet little Red Riding Hood was
smoking a cigarette, serene In tbe knowl
edge that the eld wolf had ao arranged
mattera that her grandmother couldn't
possibly smell the smoks.
In order to have a amooth, clear path
the floats were sent from the castle, at
Twentieth and Lake, north to Spruce, east
to Nineteenth, aouth to Grace, east to Six
teenth, and then to Cuming. During the
latter part of this Journey the king gave
the ribs of tbe nearest Vpicht a gentle
punch and remarked: "Thv Is, remem
ber, no significance In the fu that they've
got me 'going south' thus early to my
Waiting on Sixteenth north ot Cuming
were the Ak-Sar-Ben governors, twelve In
number and wearing red caps, red coats
black-braided, white trousers and black
riding boots. Their mounts were blanketed
with the Ak-Sar-Ben colors red, green and
yellow. Elghty-alx of the knights were on
the floats in various costumes, but forty
more, garbed in new silk habits of bril
liant hue and many cuts, were on horaea
as elaborately caparisoned aa the mounts
ot the governors.
At this corner there awaited, also, tho
torch-bearers, four to follow each float and
six for each band. The former were garbed
In red, like the leaders of horses; ths Utter
were In black, monk-Ilk robes. Ths
lighters fell In behind each float aa It ad
vanced to Cuming atreet to make connec
tion with ths trolley wire, and the pageant
waa gotten under way with no confusion,
little delay and few call a tor the property
How tho Column Llard I'p.
The current set aglow the last of the line
at 8:36 and thereafter there were no long
halts. Tbe order of arrangement was this:
tiixteen mounted police, under Chief Dona
hue. Covalt a band.
George Green's Beventh ward band.
"Hla Majesty, ths King."
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