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The Omaha Daily Bee.
KSTAllLlSIlEI) JUE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, Fill DAY MOHNIMG, OCTOUEIt 10, 1902 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COlV T1IIJ EE CENTS.
Cctfer with Operatjn and Fail t Briig
Abaat Strike 8ttlment
MORE MEETINGS TROMISED FOR TODAY
Caal Baraai Discusi 8itnatioa Tziftttlj,
bat Will Make No Aanonnceaeat.
.MITCHELL'S UNFAVORABLE REPLY COMES
Dsfinitaly Rafuias Frtsident'i Itiggaitad
leiamptiea Pssding Iareetigatien.
Reported settlement proves fake
Petrolt Mayor Wire Hmf of Fla
Bh, hut Xothlnn; la Knowi
of It In Suf York or
NEW YORK, Oct. 9. Replete at IU open
leg with promise of a solution cf tbe long
drawn out struggle between tbe United
Mine Worker, ot Amerlra and the operator
cf the anth.aclte properties In Pennsyl
vania, this day baa closed without apparent
appreciable progress toward an agreement
upon the Issues In controversy. Moat note
worthy of the day'a events wu a conference
at the office of Senator Thomaa C. Piatt,
at which there were present, among others,
the two senator from Pennsylvania and
the governor ot New York and nearly all
the heads of the big corporations controll
ing the anthracite fields. In all seeming,
this conference had a contrary effect to
that which had been hoped from It. and
the operators departed declaring adherence
to the policy they have followed from the
first of resisting the demands of the miners'
anion to the bitter end. There were other
conferences during the day, in which Presi
dent Mitchell and people ot more or less
consequence In the Industrial world par
ticipated, but these, so far as Information
goes, were as barren of result as the princi
pal meeting, details of which are given
below on the authority of one who was
In brief, there has been no change lri
the situation today so far as It might have
been affected by the gathering In New York
of labor leaders, mine operators and public
Minora Will Wot Resume.
- WASHINGTON. Oct. 8. Mr. Mitchell's
latter to the president was made public
this morning a follows:
WILKES HARRH. Pa.. Oct. I Hn.
Theodore Roosevelt, President of the
TJnltod Bis tee, Washington, D. C. :
Ltear eir Hon. Carroll D. Wright has no
doubt reported to you the delivery of your
rnessage to me las'. Monday and my state
ment to him that I should take your sug
gestion under advisement, although I did
iiot look uoon It with favor.
Blnoe that time I have consulted with our
district prealdenta, who concur fully in my
We desire to assure you again that we
feel keenly the responsibility of our posi
tion and the gravity of the situation, and
It would give us great pleasure to take any
action wiilch.woiiUt bring. tfata coal strike
' to an end a manner that wrou'.d safe
guard the Interests of our constituents.
In f-roposlng that there be an Immediate
resumption of eoal mlnlna- uon the condi
tions we suggested In the conference at the
White House we believed that we had gone
more than half way and haa met your
It la unnecessary in this letter to refer
to the malicious assault made upon us In
the response of the coal operators. We feul
confident that you must have been Im
pressed with the falrneee of our proposition
and the insincerity of those who maligned
Having in mind our experience with the
coal operatora in tne past, we nave no rea
son to feel any degree of confidence In their
willingness to do ua luetics in the future, and
Inasmuch aa they have refused to accept the
decision of a tribunal selected bv you, and
Inaamuch as there Is no law through which
you could enforce the findings of tbe com
mission you auggest, we respectfnlly de
cline to advise our people to return to work
Imply UDon the hoDe that the coal
operators might be Induced or forced to
comply wltn the reoommendatlons ot your
As stated above, we believe that we went
more than half way In our proposal at
. Washington, and we do not feel that we
should tie asked to make further sacrifice.
We appreciate roar solicitude for the d
ple of our country, who are now and will
be subjected to great Buffering and lnoon
venlence by a prolongation of the coal
Strike, and we feel that the onus of this
terrible state of affairs should be Disced
upon the aide which has refused to refor
the trouble to fair and impartial Investiga
I am, respectfully,
President U. M. W. A.
Hold Innumerable Conferences.
NEW YORK. Oct I. Numerous confer'
rnees looking to the settlement of the
anthracite coal miners' strike were held in
this city today, but tonight at 10 o'clock
there was no evidence given to tbe public
that any results had bees reaohed. Rumors
Of settlement flew thick and fat, but when
ny one of the conferees was approached he
almost Invariably refused to snswer ques
ttons concerning the consultation.
The conferences are still going on to
night, but the Impression prevails that If
gny basis of settlement is reached it will
Hot be announced until tomorrow, follow
Ing a meeting to be held at Senator Piatt's
Downtown office at 10 o'clock.
The story ot the day really centers about
the afternoon meeting at Senator Piatt's
Office. Present at this meeting were Gov
trnor Odell, Senators Quay and Penrose of
Pennsylvania. Senator P4att. President Oly
paant of the Delaware A Hudson, President
fowler of the Ontario. Western, President
rtuesdale of the Lackawanna, Chairman
Thomas of the Erie, John Market, repre
senting the Independent operators; David
Wilcox, president and general counsel ot
the Delaware at Hudson; David Lamar and
Will Mot Talk ot Work.
At the conclusion of the meeting none
present would say what had taken place or
ahetber any solution to the strike trouble
lad been reached.
This conference followed one held in the
forenoon in Senator Piatt's office, at which
Were preeent Senators Quay and Penrose
Governor Odell, Edward Lauterbach and
Senator Piatt. Oovernor Odell afterward
bad luncheon at the Lawyers club with
Senators Quay and Penrose.
Following luncheon tbe three, with Sena
tor Penrose's secretary, returned to Sena
tor Piatt's office. They entered by means
ot the cellar and the Church street en
trance, threading their way through a
tnaaa of merchandise.
Hopes for Settlement.
At I o'clock they were joined by the
operatora and the most Important confer
ones cf the day was held. Mr. Lauterbach
went back and forth from tbe office au
made a trip to J. P. Morgan' office. H
Hi not eec Mr. Morgan, lis then went
back to the conference room. Mr. Lauter
bach replied to questions by saying that
appearances looked very hopeful for
I peed y settlement of ths strike. He said
(Continued oa Fourth Page.)
ABANDON ATTEMPTS TO RUN
ew Orleana Haa Mo C ars on Streets
All Day and Riots
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 9. The street car
trlke situation la becoming graver every
hour, though there was no violence of any
note today. Governor Heard arrived to-
Ight. Ho met the mayor'' djutant Gen-
oral Humel, General f. . Attorney
General Gulno, Speaker of x ''igj To San
ders, Secretary Hester of tht. ' ex
change and several members or 'P
After reviewing the situation he w '
o'clock to a meeting of tbe public sa.
committee in the Cotton exchange, whet,
he was closeted for several hours.
The squads had to exercise a great deal
of patience to refrain from resenting the
ttacks and Jeers of the crowds on the
streets. At every point they were greeted
with derisive epithets by the crowds of
men and boys. One militiaman rode around
the city on a horae and was attacked sev
eral times by boys with stones.
Many of the soldiers do not want to go
on this service and are hiding. They claim
they have friends and relatives among the
trlkers and they don't want to be called
upon to shoot them.
The New Orleans Railway company made
no attempt to run cars today. Tbe strikers
and their sympathizer massed at Canal
and Galvex streets to the number of 2.500
and waited patiently all day for the first
car to come out. Toward evening William
Conner and John Lynch, walking out Canal
trcet, asked someone to direct them to
the car barn. The strikers took them for
nonunion men and beat them badly.
Everything now hinges on the course
adopted by the governor. There is a de
mand from some quarters that he proceed
immediately to put the troops on the streets
and quell the strikers, while on tbe other
band, the business element, aa a rule, want
to see an effort made to settle tb trouble
All the men wounded in yesterday's riot
are doing well.
SWISS STRIKE BREEDS RIOT
Business la Suspended la Geneva aad
Spread of Tronble la
LONDON. Oct. 9. A dispatch to a news
agency from Geneva, Switzerland, today
says: The Workmen's National com
mittee has decreed a general strike through
out Switzerland In sympathy with the strike
ot the street car employes here. Troops are
held in readiness to deal with any disorder.
GENEVA, Oct. . The strike was pro
claimed by tbe Workmen's National com
mittee by a vote of 200 to 4. All the men
connected with the building trades struck
and the newspapers will have to stop pub
lication, but work continues at the gas
works and In the bakeries, and shops ore
open. The Workmen's National commit
tee placarded the streets with an appeal
to all workmen to leave their work and
announced that before declaring the strtko
the committee made a last appeal to the
street car company, which refused to re
ceive Its delegates.
Two additional 'battalions ot Infantry
and a detachment of artillery have been
ordered' to rbe held In readiness i for
evenfualftlea. '""Toward ""noou, because 'of
the threatening attitude of the strikers, the
authorities ordered a suspension of street
The authorities have Issued orders for
the resumption of the whole street car
service tomorrow and have promised troops
to protect traffic from interference.
It Is estimated that 10.000 men are on
strike and it is believed they have no in
tention of returning to work until tbe de
mands of the otreet car employes are sat
isfied.. The ordinary life of the city is prac
tically suspended. The troops are quartered
in school houses.
At a late hour this evening several thou
sand strikers and their sympathizers as
sembled in the street car depot and clam
ored for the resignation of a prominent offi
cial of tbe company.
A battalion ot Infantry failed to clear
the streets. Cavalry was then summoned
and charged the crowd with drawn sabres.
Several persons were wounded and others
SIXTY THOUSAND ARE OUT
Strike of Coal Miners la France Bo-
PARIS, Oct. . Dispatches received here
from the coal mining regions Indicate the
strikers numbered about 60,000 men this
morning, the departments affected being
the Nord, the Pas de Calais and the Loire
and Carmaux coal fields.
The government haa issued rigorous in
structions to prevent disorders, processions
and the carrying of flags and other em
blems, and prohibiting also the sale ot old
muskets transformed Into rifled weapons.
of which quantities exist in France. A
number of cases of strikers Interfering with
nonunion men and causing them 'to ceaae
work have occurred, but there haa been no
The Miners' Central union has written
to Commissioner Combs, declaring that tbe
strike Is due to the refusal of the com
panies to grant their employes Just re
quests and asking the government to in
tervene with the companies, and also to lay
the men's demands before the Chamber of
Deputlea Immediately after it reaasemblea
The "yellows," ss the anti-strikers are
called, are preparing to offer resistance in
case attempts are made to prevent them
from working. They are distributing pistols
and cartridges and are organlilng night
patrols. It Is believed that at the most
120.000 of the M2.000 miner in France will
Join the strike.
SETTLE ONE - COAL STRIKE
Ulaeonrt Men Rrtsrs Work After
Conference with Oper
atora. KANSAS CITY. Oct. 9. As a result ot
a conference hero today between repre
sentatives of ths United Mine Worker of
Missouri and ths mine operators' associa
tion, practically all the 1,000 striking union
miners of north Missouri will resume
A new wage scale for tbe ensuing year
was agreed upon.
FIRE IMPERILS TWcThUNPRED
Lodajlaa; House Blase Canaea Heavy
l.eaa, hat I.Ives Are
NEW YORK. Oct. 10. Fire early this
morning at Park Row aad North street
swept through a lodging house In which
2t)0 men were asleep. All the inmate
escaped Injury, so far aa Is known.
Ths flame were got under control with a
lose of sol more thaa 1:5,000.
ASK STONE TO SEIZE MINES
Detroit 0oal Conference Urgee Very lad
ical Action on Aitkorities,
SUGGESTION OF CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS
Both State and National Legislature
Called I pon to Act Promptly and
In no C onservative Manner
to Supply Fuel.
TROIT, Oct. 9. The 1 delegntes.
atlng eleven states, who attended
th xerstate conference on the coal situ
ation1 here today adopted resolution to
night urging the president to institute civil
proceedings looking to the enforcement of
the Interstate commerce act against the
companies and criminal proceedings against
their officers, petitioning the governor of
Pennsylvania to call a special session of
the legislature of that state to condemn all
the coal-carrying railroads and sufficient
of the mines to supply the demands of tbe
Apportion Praise nnd Blame.
Further the resolution petitions the pres
ident to call a special session of the bouse
of representatives and to recommend to
them the appointment, of a committee with
full power to Investigate the cause of the
strike and to place the blame therefor.
It was 9 o'clock when the resoutions were
reported to the conference. The subcom
mittee had spent the whole day consider
ing resolutions offered by the delegate end
reported to the full resolutions committee
at 7 o'clock.
Waats More Radical Action.
The radical element, headed by Victor
Berger of Milwaukee, wanted them to de
clare for censure and operation of the
mines by government and government
John C. Nelson of Logansport, Ind., urged
that the resolutions were not strong
enough. He contended that tbe govern
ment should send in a force of men to open
the mines. Immediately. Some objection
was made to the clause favoring condemna
tion of the mines by the governor of Penn
sylvania. Resolutions Go Far.
The resolutions were as follows:
Resolved, That this conference, having
been advised by eminent counsel that under
the various acts ot congress known as the
Interstate commerce act, the Sherman
anti-trust net and other statutes there are
sufficient remedies for this preeent condi
tion, urges upon the president the neces
sity of instructing the attorney general to
Institute proceedings looking to the en
forcement of both the Interstate commerce
act and the act of July 2, 1HM.
Second. Of instituting criminal proceed-
lrr In the proper courts against the man
agers, directors, officers and agent of all
such corporations for violation of both the
Third. To direct the Interstate Commerce
Commission to at once Inquire Into the
rrasonableneaa of the ratea of transporta
tion charged by the coal transportation
companies and any other violation of the
Interstate commerce act and cutiae that
tribunal to make application to the potirta
for an inlunrtlon to restrain further exer
cise of such abuse and violation.
Fourth. To have congresa confer upon the
Interstate Commerce Commission the ao-
sojute power to tlx and determine the ratea
or transposition. , upon-. Juterstle.wyjv.
Resolved, That the government that pos.
hhi the rlirht of eminent domain can
and should exercise that right In behalf of
the people, when In such exercise great
riublic wrong can be righted and great pub
ic suffering averted.
Resolved. That we resoectfully petition
the aovernor of Pennsylvania, unless the
strike la speedily settled, to call for a
special session or tne Pennsylvania legis
lature and recommend to It the passage of
a law providing for the condemnation Dy
the state at a fair and Just compensation
of all the coal carrying railroads In Penn
sylvania, and of sufficient of the anthracite
coal lands to supply the demands of the
American public, ana, pending tne ascer
tainment of their value, to take Immediate
Dosaesslon of such mines by receivers to be
appointed by the court pursuant to statute.
He It rurtner resoivea. J nai we respect
fully request the president of the United
States to rail a special session of the
house of representatives and recommend to
it the appointment of a committee to In
vestigate the cause and origin of the pres
ent strike, and to place the blame therefor
on tht responsible parties.
This conference Is not In possession of
all of the facts, and does not make a Judi
cial or authoritative decision, but It does
express I to rensure on 4 he course pursued
by the presidents and owners In their re
fusal to submit to proper arbitration ques
tions in dispute between them and the
miners, and to express its profound sym
pathy for the miners and their families.
This conference recommends to the mayors
of all cities In America that ateps be taken
to raise a fund to assist In the support
and maintenance of the miners and their
Hope Is expressed that effort being
made in New York to settle the strike will
be successful. The efforts of President
Roosevelt to settle the strike by moral
suasion Is commended.
FEUD CAUSES FATAL FUSILADE
Three Killed on Eldorado Street aa
Result of Faction
ELDORADO, Ark.. Oct. 9. Three men
were killed, another will die and two
others wers wounded In a shooting affray
on the Htreets her this afternoon. The
H. L. DEARINO, constable.
TOM PARNELL. farmer.
WALTER PARNELL, farmer.
Guy B. Tucker, city marshal; shot six
times and will ale.
lr. Hilton, wounds not serious.
Jim Pamed, not serious.
The shooting Is the sequel to the killing
here on September 18 by Dearlng of Robert
Mullina, which followed a wedding.
It is said both factions prepared for
trouble. Dearlng, Tucker and Newton were
walking along tbe street this afternoon.
when they mew the three Parnell brothers.
Jim Parueil Is said to have Bred at New-
tou and In an Instsnt the fusllade began
About seventy-five shots wer tired.
WARDEN SH0TBY INDIANS
Only Slightly Wanaded, hat Mora
Serloas Tronble Now Feared
by the Authorities.
DENVER. Oct. 9. The first authentic
rews of the shooting of Warden Harris by
Indians was received today by Governor
Orman from Warden Harris in ths follow
Ing dispatch: "Had slight trouble with
Indians. Am slightly wounded. Every
Immediately upon receipt of this dis
patch Governor Orman got Into communi
cation with tbe sheriff at Meeker and asked
him regarding the situation. The sheriff
replied that he might need assistance. The
governor summoned Adjutant General
Gardiner and tbe advisability of sending
several companies of the National Guard
to tbe front was discussed. No action wu
Governor Orma stated that It must be
determined whether tbe state or federal
government should look after the matter.
To this end the governor will communicate
with the authorities at Washington.
BOER GENERALS ATTACKED
Offer British Credential to Kalaer
and Afterward Refuse to
Apply for Them.
BERLIN, Oct. 9. It developed today that
the Boer generalf declined to seek presen
tation to Emperor William through the
British ambassador and the fact has pro
dnced commotion among politicians and
Laet Monday the Foreign office received a
message from the generals announcing that
they had not the slightest objection to ap
plying for an Interview through British
channels and It was understood that Orest
Britain was willing to coantenance the in
terview. Then on Wednesday came a dispatch say
ing the generals were determined not to
apply to the British government, but would
leave the emperor to summon them him
self. This, of course, would have put his
majesty In direct opposition to Great Brit
ain, and the announcement Immediately
followed that the Interview would not take
The press today attacks the Boer gen
erals in the style which .It he heretofore
reserved for Mr. Chamberlain. Some of the
newspapers oppose tbe generals being al
lowed to come here at all, and advocate the
suppression of the proposed scenic recep
tion. Including girls crowning' the generals
with laurel wreaths. Various explanations
are given of the Boers' motive. A favorite
Idea that Dr. Leyds, who Is called the
Boers' evil genius, devised the whole thing
so as to strike back at the emperor for re
fusing to receive Mr. Kroger. The recep
tion committee Is advised that the generals
Intend to come here-6s though nothing had
happened and any antl-Brttlsh demonstra
tion now will certainly be stopped by the
TRANSVAAL CUTS TH TARIFF
Duties Are Abolished on IMaay Thin;
Needed In t'pbulldtaa; of
PRETORIA, Oct. 9. An extraordinary !-
sue of the Gazette says:
The amended tariff are only provisional.
the government desiring ultimately to en
ter the customs union on a basis which will
not sacrifice vital Interests of the Trans
vaal. The negotiations tbiM far have been
unavailing because the Transvaal does not
feel Justified in increasing the duties on
certain fods tuffs which the coast . colonies
consider necessary for the protection of
their products. . , 1 . ,
Meanwhile the conditions in the Trans
vaal preclude further dela In adjusting
the unjustifiably high duties and the duties
ordinarily reasonable, but xcesslve In a
country which practically hs to be refitted.
The duties, thcreforo, TariJ.', ahcl'.shcd oa
machinery, building materlsfj. metals and
The large sacrifice of evt
fie Involved Is
considered preferable to'inc
dslng by tsxa-
Hop the cost of renewing. th r&dustrtal cap
Hal of tbe colony. A )a Imperative,
however, to replace a porlA it of the loss.
the duties on wines and Mfclrlt are 1 in
creased. The existing; dUA oa dynamite
is left unaltered, owing to tT Vions bearing
on the. conditions of it - 4 'infant are and
ImjTprtatlpa Jute the TranatO' bern .under
discussion, but the duty wM bo separately
dealt with as soon as possible.
The duty of cent each on pole, 2 Cents
a pound on sulphurlo acid, 6 cents a pound
on lead and 12 cents a pound on copper wire
are cancelled. All Iron will be admitted
free. The cost of building will be greatly
relieved by-the removal of dutlea on ce
ment and timber.
OXFORD DECORATES WHITE
Ambassador and Other Americana Re
ceive Decrees from Famous
OXFORD, England, Oct. 9. The degree of
doctor of science was bestowed upon Prof.
Charles S. Minot of Harvard and that of
doctor of literature on Prof. A. F. West
of Princeton and Prof. J. H. Canfleld of
The American recipients of degrees
which were bestowed on account ot the
tercentennary of tbe Bodleian library were
given special prominence.
Mr. White came first ot all the recipients.
Prof. Henry Goudy, reglus professor of civil
laws, in presenting the ambassador said
he deserved to be honored as one who ap
plied his learning not for the benefit
merely ot himself or his own country, but
for the whole world. The other Americans
were introduced In laudatory terms and
each received hearty applause.
HONOR DEAD CUBAN HEROES
Islander Commemorate Dolnats of
Patlota Who Died la War
SANTIAGO. DE CUBA, Oct. 9. There
was a great demonstration here today upon
tbe occasion of the ceremonies held in
memory of the Cuban patriots, General
Maceo, General Moncada, General Crom
bet and General Schnez, Colonel Garzon
and Zllva and Captain Burgess, who were
killed la battle, fighting for the independ
ence ot tbe island.
Four thousand school children, represent
ing thirty-two public schools, took part in
the procession, in which representatives of
ths municipal governments, members of
numerous societies and thousands of vet
erans also participated.
WHITEWASHES THE WAR OFFICE
Committee Finds Remount Depart
meat Blameless and la Satlaaed
for Not Contemplating; War.
LONDON. Oct. 9. The report of the court
of Inquiry which Investigated the charges
brought against tbe remount establishment
of the British army was published todsy.
With tbe exception of a couple of minor
eases, the report whatewashes all con
cerned. Commenting on tbe report, the West
minster Gazette says:
"According to tbe report tbe remount
establishment had only one drawback it
never contemplated the possibility of the
outbreak of war."
MORE CARNEGIE LIBRARIES
Philanthropist Clves Belfaat aad Lini.
erlck Bnlldlure as Hie Heart
Warme to Erin.
LONDON, Oct. 9 Andrew Carnegie's
gifts of $75,000 to Belfast and $35,000 to
Limerick for the establishment ot libraries
bave been accepted.
In writing his acceptance of the proffered
freedom of Limerick, Mr. Carnegie said this
was an honor too great to be declined, and
that his heart was always warn toward
INDIAN. MURDERS TWO MEN
. 0. Tajlos, Teacher at Poica Btatioa, On
of the Victims.
OTHER IS JOHNNY SHAW, A HALF BREED
George Bear, the Murderer. Who Haa
Heretofore Rome a Good Reputa
tion, la Captured by O ni
cer at Bonesteel.
Stl'ART, Neb., Oct. 9 (Special Tele
gram.) Later news from Naper gives the
particulars of the murder of E. C. Tsyloo,
teacher of the Indian school at the Ponca
Issue station on the Sioux reservation, last
evening by at, Indian named George Bear.
An order was recently Issued by Indian
Agent McChesney of Rosebud, forbidding
the sale of wood. On Sunday Bear had
asked permission of Mr. Tayloe to take a
load of wood to Bonesteel for sale. His re
quest was refused and he went away with
a very bad heart.
He was not seen again till last evening,
when he suddenly appeared again at the
school house with a shotgun. He walked
Into the school room and shot the teacher
In the breast at close range without giving
him the .'east warning. From there he went
a short distance and In the same manner
shot Johnny Shaw, a half-breed, killing him
Instantly. Shaw was a relative ot Bear.
Bear owned several quarter sections of land
and Shaw managed it for him, leasing It to
the stockmen for hay and grazing purposes.
What his grievance was Is not known, but
it was something in connection with the
management of his property. Besr then
fled and was arrested at Bonesteel this
morning by the civil authorities.
Since their rations were cut down about
a year ago the Indians have been sullen
and morose. They have held frequent se
cret councils among themselves, and it is
probable that Bear bad brooded over his
real or fancied wrongs until he had worked
himself up to a frenzy. He was a good
worker and heretofore his deportment had
always been good.
Tayloe, tbe murdered teacher, was a na
tive of Virginia. He had been in the In
dian service a long time. He was trans
ferred to this agency only a few months ago.
BONESTEEL, 8. D., Oct. 9. (Special
Telegram.) E. C. Tayloe, a white boss
farmer and teacher at the Indian school
eleven miles west of Bonesteel, and Johnnie
Shaw, living In the same locality, were
shot and killed yesterday afternoon by
George Bear, an Indian.
. A dispute over hay led to the crime.
Tbe murderer has borne a good reputation
as one of the best workers among the In
dians. Tbe murdered men were prominent.
Bear came to Bonesteel this morning to
see a friend and was captured. He had a
loaded shotgun when taken.
0GDEN NEXTJMEETING PLACE
Delea-atea to Irrla-atioa Conajreaa
, Complete Work, Elect Officer
COLORADO SPRINGS, Oct. 9. The Na
J !onalrjBj.lonrongTes 4?ttuur.ne4 at noon
today, after electing officer and selecting
Ogden, Utah, as tbe place ot next year's
The following officers, were unanimously
elected: President, Colonel Edwin F.
Holme of Ogden. Utah; first vice president,
Governor L. Bradford Prince, Santa Fe, N.
M.; second vice president, Anson J. Mc
Cune, Denver; third vice president, E. H.
Llbby, Clarkston, Wash.; secretary, Colonel
H. B. Maxson, Nevada.
The appointment of a committee to re
port next year on the merger proposition
and tbe adoption of a set of resolutions
completed tbe work of tbe convention.
The report of tbe resolutions committee
as read by Chairman Maxwell was adopted
unanimously. The resolutions, after felici
tating the American people upon the en
actment ot the national irrigation act, says-
"Tbe grateful acknowledgements of this
congress are due to Theodore Roosevelt,
president of the United States, for his In
valuable assistance in the cause of Irriga
tion. His message to congress In Decem
ber, 1901, marked tbe beginning of a new
epoch In the history, not only of the arid
west, but also of tbe whole nation. With
out bis powerful aid it would not have
been possible to secure the passage of that
great act which will Inaugurate and put
Into effective motion the national Irrigation
policy for which we have been striving
so long. We send him our greetings and
give him our assurances of our most sin
cere respect and admiration."
Resolutions were also passed recommend
ing the protection and preservation of for
ests and urging the co-operation of na
tional and state government to this end.
There was no evidence today of the Ill
feeling that prevailed last night as a result
of the light over the proposed merger.
COFFEE CONGRESS CONVENES
Recommendations for the Bettermeat
of the Trade Are Submitted for
raters Discussion. '
NEW YORK, Oct. 9. At the third session
of the International Coffee congress, held at
the Coffee exchange In this city, a report
was submitted for future discussion by the
committee on consumption. Recommend
ttons were presented as follows:
Recommending to all the governments and
producing and consuming countries the
cornpulsury use of pure coffee In the armies
Recommending to the governments and
countries which produce coffee that they
establish, as soon as possible. In countries
In which coffee is not now consumed
places for the demonstration of pure coffee,
and that coffee producing and consuming
countries may prohibit the sale of adul
terated coffee and of substitutes bearing the
name of coffee, and In caae this prohibition
cannot bo enforced that a heavy duty be
Imposed on such articles.
A committee on the causes of the crisis
In tbe coffee trade submitted resolutions
declaring that producing countries should
adopt differential tariffs for ths collection
of Import duties, applicable to manufactured
article and staples of the consuming na
tions, proportionately to tbe tax charged
upon Imported coffee.
MAY GET MILLION DOLLARS
Offer of Youna; Strutton to Compromise
Will Caae Likely to Be
COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo., Oct. 9.
Attorneys for I. Harry Stratton, who Is
trying to break tb will of bis father, tbe
late W. 8. Stratton, and tbe warring ex
ecutors and administrators of tbe estate
are holding a conference here this after
noon and it Is reported that a compromise
has practically been decided upon.
The report ys that the son's offer to
compromise for 11,000.000 may be accepted
by the executors, who msy then be left
to carry out the provision of tho estate.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fnlr Friday and
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
Hour. pes. Hour, Pes,
B n. m (Ml 1 p. m T
H a. m 4t p. m Tl
T a. m ...... 4!) : p. in .741
(4 a. m r 4 p. m Tl
H a. m...... Att ft p. ni . . . , . . 74
to a. m ill l p. m ?:
11 a. m till T p. iu UN
lit m Tl 'N i. m 17
11 p. in ttr,
SHAW ASKS TARIFF CHANGES
Greater "lira whaeVs" Should Re Al
lowed Now Country Una Com
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 9. The repub
lican state convention was opened tonight
by a rally In the Hyperion theater, at which
the principal speaker was Secretary of the
Secretary Shaw said in part: "There was
a time when tbe colleges taught free trade.
If you know of any college that teaches
free trade now teach that college better.
If you Intend to legislate for the entire
world free trade Is best, but If for this
country protection Is better."
Mr. Shaw discussed trusts and trust
legislation at length. He declared the re
publican convention of 187S was the first
to propose a curb for the trusts, and said
President Roosevelt was now doing more
than any other president to enforce thj
laws against combinations. The democrats
urged the removal of all tariff duties from
what they were pleased to term raw ma
terial, but In practice the republican policy
of protection, extended to all Amorlcan
labor, had resulted to the advantage not
only of the manufacturers who supply the
American market, but also to the American
Personally he would be glad to see draw
back provisions made more liberal, but the
same man must Import, manufacture and
export. More liberal provisions might be
safely made without fear of fraud and
without embarrassment to the public
revenues. The country had attained its
commercial Independence, and every rea
sonable advantage should be given to him
whose enterprise furnished employment to
TRAINS CRASH AT DANBURY
and Score Are
DANBURY. Conn., Oct. 9. One person
dead and over a score injured Is the result
ot a collision on the Highland division of
the New York. New Hsven Hartford
railroad tonight, directly in front ot the
station at Sandy Hook.
An excursion train of fourteen cars
crashed into the regular westbound train
standing In front of the station discharging
passengers. Tbe engines on both train
were badly damaged. The first car on the
excursion train was crushed and the Inside,
which waa crowded, was a mass of splin
ters, broken glass and shrieking wounded
men and women,
Mamie Quinlan of Naugattick, aged 22,
was so soriousl Injured' that she died a few
minutes later in the station. Hardly a
person escaped nnlnjured.
' Two of tbe passengers are in a critical
condition. Willie Hall of Waterbury re
ceived severe injuries and his spine was
Injured. Richard Farr of Watervllle had
his left arm and leg so badly crushed that
It became necessary to amputate these
The excursion train waa In charge of
Engineer Edward Farrell. His fireman was
Lawrence Lillis. Both men Jumped from
the train when it was seen that an acci
dent was Inevitable. In doing so Lillis was
Farrell disappeared after the accident
and has not been seen since.
CHEAP RATES FOR COLONISTS
Western Roads Offering: Indncementa
to Settlera Never Before
Thought Of. ,
CHICAGO. Oct. 9. (Special Telegram.)
The colonization fever has struck the west
ern and eastern roads with the force of
an epidemic. It now seems certain that
one-way colonists' rate of one-half the
one-way fare, plus $2, will be put In effect
from the Canadian border to tbe gulf and
all over the southwest. A rage to colonize
tbe country seem to have seized upon the
passenger men, and they are undertaking
it with a , vengeance. Tbe Western Pas
senger association met today and discussed
a proposition to place the colonist rates
In effect In that territory, and tho rates
will go in even if there Is a dissenting
vote. Trouble Is being experienced, how
ever, in lining up rates and an effort will
be made to preserve a minimum ot 12.60
to protect several ot the gateways.
MAY NOW RUN STEAMERS
Oregron Short Line Amend It Char
ter at Iaatance of Inlon
SALT LAKE CITT. Oct. 9. At a apeclal
meeting at the Oregon Short Line Railway
company held here today an amendment to
the articloH of association was adopted
which empowers the company to engage
In tbe business of transportation upon nav
This action Is taken, it is said, In order
to conform with the purpose of tbe Union
Pacific, which controls the Oregon Short
Line, to try for the carrying trade between
the Pacific coast and Japan, China and
the far east.
GRANT TUNNEL FRANCHISE
Transit Commission Glvea Pennsyl
vania Railroad Right They
NEW YORK, Oct. 9. The Transit com
mission today unanimously voted to grant
the franchise to the Pennsylvania Rutlroad
company to build the tunnel which tbe
company aaked tor.
Movements of Ocean Veeaela. Oct. B),
At New York Arrived Carthaginian,
from Ulasgow; Menominee, rrom London
Sailed Auguste Victoria, for Hamburg
etc.; Kaltu-r rrlenrich cler urotwe, for tire
men, via Southampton; La Champagne, for
Havre; Phoenic ia, for Naples ana Genoa.
At Q'leenntowii Hailed Oceanic, for New
York; llaverford, for Philadelphia.
At Antwerp Arrived Neaeriand, from
.t" (ilaKgow Arrived Anchoria. from
At (ienoa Arrived Hesperla, from New
York, for leghorn ami Naples.
At l.lveriMiol Arrived Miilenllc, from
New York; Peruvian, from llulifax and St.
At Havre ArrivedLa Savole, from New
At Rotterdam tialied Kyndam. for New
STEWART IS LEADER
Pint Ballot Electa Him Commaadar-in-Chief
of theO. 1. &.
SICKLES WITHDRAWS IN BLACK'S FAVOR
Tkrts Candidal! Mats Kunainr, but Win
ner lai Easy Lftd is En J.
CLAIM TENSIONS NOT FAIRLY AWARDED
Oommittse Appoiatad to Inrtitigato Offlo
MEDICAL DIVISION THE GREAT BARRIER
Former Commissioner Evan I
Severely Criticised for Attested
Attitude of Hostility Toward
Applicants for Pension.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 9. General t. T.
Stewart has been elected rommander-ln-chlef
of the Grand Army of the Republic on
the first ballot, and this In spite of the fact
that General Sickles withdrew from ths con
test, throwing his Influence Into the scales
for General Black.
Tho voting resulted as follows: Stewart,
467; Black, 872; McElroy, 83.
When the encampment this afternoon took
up the order for election of officers the commander-in-chief
being the first office to be
filled George H. Patrick of Alabama nomi
nated General Daniel Sickles ot New York,
General Lawler of Illinois nominated Gen
eral John C. Black of Illinois, Thomas Sam
ple of Pennsylvania nominated General J. T.
Stewart and Post Commander Q. H. Slay
baugh of the District ot Columbia nominated
Colonel John McElroy of the District of
General Sickles withdrew from the race
and seconded the nomination ot General
The greater part of the afternoon ses
sion was devoted to the election ot national
officers, the other results being as follows:
Vice Commander-in-Chief William M.
Olln ot Massachusetts.
Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief James
M. Averlll ot Georgia.
The election of other officers went over
Report on Penalona Awards.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9. Among tho offi
cial documents presented to the encamp
ment of the Grand ArmT of the Republic,
which met here today, was tbe report of
the committee appointed last year to In
vestigate the administration of tbe pension
office by the then Pension Commissioner H.
Clay Evans, and to bring the result of tbe
Investigation to the attention ot the presi
dent. The first name signed to the report was
that of General Ell Torrance, commander-
in-chief, who stated in his address that aa
aoon as the report was brought to President
Roosevelt s notice the resignation of Com
missioner. Evans waa,Sioepteit.' "i . ,
The committee consisted of General Tor
rance, R. B. Beath, James R. Carnahan, C.
G. Burton, W. H. Upham, John C. Llnehan,
Henry E. Talntor and John C. Black, and
all signed It except. General Black, who waa
unable to meet with the committee. He
says, however, that he concur In the re
port. The investigation was conducted In Wash
ington and the committee began Its report
by saying that Commissioner Evans gave
every opportunity to make It thorough.
Speaking ot the results of ths Inquiry Into
special complaints they say thst many of
these complaints were without merit, but
that on the other hand many meritorious
claims had been thrown out.
'From a personal Investigation," they
say, "we are confident that scores ot claims
are rejected every day that should be al
lowed." The responsibility for these re
jections Is laid principally at ths door ot
the medical division of the pension bureau.
On this point the report says:
Blames Medical Division.
The deadline, or place of execution of the
veteran's clwim, was found In the medical
division of the bureau, where unlimited dis
cretion seems to be vested, to Ignore the
reports and ratings of examining surgeon
ar.d to minimize the soldier' disabilities.
Tbe report close as follows:
Wti respectfully submit that it cannot
reasonably be expected that the pension
laws will be fairly construed and Justly ad
ministered in accordance wltn their spirit
and Intendment by those who treat every
applicant for pension with distrust, regard
his attorney as a fraud and brand the ex
amining surgeons a Incompetent and dis
honest. We contend that such an attitude on the
part of those ln'rusteii with the breaking
of the alabaster box of the nation's love
disqualifies them to administer so sacred a
Hailing from widely separated states of
the union, and familiar with the views of
our comrade, we deem It our duty In
making this report to declare that among
the survivors of the war of the rebellion
there Is an Irremovable belief that the
present commissioner of pensions Is not
dlfpoeed to administer the duties of his
office In that spirit of equity and Justice to
applicant for pensions which they have a
right to expect, and, while we are actuated
by no feeling of unklndnesa toward the
honorable commissioner of pensions, we are
convinced that Justice to the aoldler Is not
possible of attainment under the present
administration of the pension bureau.
The report Is dated March 22 last.
General Black Write Too.
In a separate statement General Black,
who Is a former commissioner of pensions,
"I was not atip to meet with the pension
commission when It assembled In Washing
ton. I have, however, examined the com
plaints and bureau report In a number of
cases, and I fully concur in the deductions
of the committee as to the real hardships to
which claimants have been subjected and
with the conclusion of tbe committee that
the real obstacle In lis way Is In the Wash
ington end of the medical division. In my
opinion that division Is not In harmony with
the veteran and other applicants before tbe
bureau. While that division maintains such
an attitude, whether conscientiously or pro
fessionally, or from any other motive, the
result must be the same, and no commis
sioner can relieve from the results save
by reorganizing that division and seeing to
It that its work shall be performed la the
spirit of tht law.
"Unless such organization is undertaken
to be made by the present commissioner I
shall and do Join in ths resolution of the
committee for a change In the person of that
Huslne Meeting; I Held.
The eniampment of the Grand Army of
the Republic;, which was the business meet
ins: of that order, began its sesalou at 10
I o'clock lodsy in tbe First Congregational
church in tbla city. The attendance com
prised about 1,000 delegates, making it one
of tbe largest couveutlons ever held by the
organization. Commander-in-Chief Tor
rance presided and an opening prayer waa
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