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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
MORNING, OCTOBER 1G, 1902 TEN PAGES.
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FRAUD IS LAID BARE
Details of Conspiracy that Carried Bopnb
' lican Primary for Mercer.
BRINGS NONRESIDENT IOWA REPEATERS
Each it Paid Two Dalian Eery Tim Ha
Casta a Ballet.
CET PERJURED AFFIDAVITS AT CITY HALL
Itery la Verified by InT'eiti.atien of tho
PARTIES TO THE PLOT TO BE ARRESTED
J mat How Mercer' Boodle Fan 4
nought Hie Reaomlnatlon by Cor.
roptloa of the Ballot Box and
Briber? of Vetera.-
3 an outgrowth of the fraud perpe
trated In behalf of Congressman Mercer in
the recent republican primaries held In this
ctty last month, sworn complalnta were Bled
yesterday afternoon with the count? at
torney charging one W. 8. Esancy with vio
lating the primary election lawa by voting
in the Fourth ward upon a perjured affi
davit of residence vouched for by John O.
Kuhn and Frank B. Kennard. The com
plalnta were mad by former Police Cap
tain D. W. Her.
Eeancy had procured an affidavit as an
unregistered voter from the city clerk to
the effect that he resided at 1613 Howard
street, and had failed to register the year
before because be was out of the city. His
residence and right to vote were certified
to by affidavit of Kuhn and Kennard, who
had been detailed by the Mercerlte manag
ers to aervs as freeholders In swearing in
voters of the Fourth ward. Deputy County
Attorney Dunn refused for the time to O. K.
the warrants against Kuhn and Kennard
aa accessories to the fraud, but caused a
warrant to be issued against Esancy, charg
ing btm with Illegal voting. Of course there
la no such man as Esancy residing at 1611
Howard street and no Immediate likelihood
that the officers will be able to apprehend
the man and serve the warrant.
Kenaard Can't Recall Him.
Frank B. Kennard, when seen at his resi
dence,-1824 Dodge, street, last night by a
reporter for The Bee, aaid in answer to
"I endorsed a number of affidavits on
primary election day, but pot one did I
endorse except on the reoommendatlon of
soma one whom I knew and whose word I
"I do sot remember having endorsed the
affidavit of thla man Will Esancy, although
I may have done aa If I did It was on the
recommendation of aoma friend of mine. I
do not remember that John O " Kuhn waa
the sponsor for ally such person."
"Do you know this man, Will Esancy
waa asked Mr. Kennard. -
"I really don't know whether 1 know him
or not. - I do not recall him by that name.
dot no i- remeniDer aim yiace. a great
many of thosa fellows kndw me and t know
aoma of them when I aee them, but my ao
qualntance with them ia not such aa would
enable ma to recall them by nam always."
"Then you' have no personal knowledge
or acquaintance with any such man aa Will
Esancy V waa asked. ,
"No, I have not," waa his reply. "I'll tell
you." continued Mr. Kennard, "all this
matter I saw in The Bee this afternoon la
news to me. I knew nothing of It until I
read It In The Bee."
Mr. Kennard waa In a very mild humor
and waa somewhat loquacious In his dls
cusslon of the matter In general. He said
"I look upon thla affidavit business aa
the scapegoat of the Australian ballot ays
tern. I think it is the source of wholesale
fraud and perjury. I really aee no good In
it and I think It would be well If it waa
done away with entirely."
Kaha Won't Talk at All.
John Q Kuhn, visited by an Interviewer
at hla home, 710 South Twenty-fifth avenue.
responded very promptly and with evident
pro-determination: "I decline to be inter
Viewed. I have not one word to say."
"Well, you at leaat know thla man
"I have not ona word to say."
"Perhaps I could get ao Interview tomor
row or later," suggested the Interrogator.
Mr. Kuhn smiled grimly aa he answered:
"I don't think you could ever get one not
If you lived to be 1,000 years old.'
That the Mercer adbarente deliberately
planned to capture the republican prima
ries, held September 19, by unfair means
very few people doubt, but the schemes
adopted and carried into execution show
that every avenue waa carefully guarded
and that nothing that money could procure
waa left undone to secure the ends desired.
a day or two prior to the primaries in
formation to the effect that the registration
books would not bear a rigid scrutiny was
received by The Be. Incidentally infor
mation waa received that Mercer confidently
expected to carry all the city wards but the
Second and Third, and the result of the bal
lotlng shows how well the plans of those in
charge were carried into execution.
Wkert tbo Boodle Went.
It waa also stated that there had been a
big campaign corruption fuud raised and
that It would be used. It was apparent to
those who have watched the work at prl
mary elections tn past years that "some
thing was In the wind," other than the
ordinary, before the polls had been open tor
the reception of ballots one hour. Car
riages filled with voters were driven from
place to place and In many Instances they
stopped at the very door of the places of
election and the occupants of the vehicles
would hasten into the booths, cast their
ballots quickly and getting into the rigs
were driven as rspldly away.
With the declaration of the result of the
lection came the report that about 1,000
persons hud voted on affidavits alone; that
men were Imported Into the city to vote on
the names of parties who had either moved
out of town or removed from on ward to
another, as well as by affidavits, and that
money had been used treely in the purchase
of votes. With the statement that Importa
tion bad been resorted to was a well-defined
rumor that among thla class were a lot of
grading hands from the various camps along
the line of the new railway now under con
struction between Fort Dodge and Omaha.
rrartlrall) the entire line la bow under
construction and there are numerous
camps along the route, particularly be
tween Harlan and the city of Council Bluffs.
A Bee representative was directed to ascer
tain the extent of the voting done from this
source, and. attired ia a ault of overalls, he
footed it to the McClellan camp, located a
short distance from the Bluffs, and applied
(Continued oa Second Page.)
DANISH TREATY DISCUSSED
Cession of Inlands to the t ailed States
le Taken t'p la tbe
COPENHAGEN, Oct. 15. The Landsthlng
today began tbe discussion of the treaty
providing for the cession Of the Danish
West Indies to the Vnlted States.
Premier Deurier declared that In re
sponsible quar, was now dear there
were two alter ''ilf either the cession of
the Islands or a. '-, - of the already
heavy expenditure nv ' 'or their main
tenance and developing '
If the Lendathln did n- 'he ces
sion unconditionally-, the pre.. "'red,
he would have to prolong the-,' , 'Al
lowed for the ratification of the tr. un
til the matter was arranged, provided the
United States desired Its prolongation. Tho
premier also said he' had received' the
written promise of the United States gov
ernment that after the cession free Im
ports from the Islands Into the' United
States would be granted. There were a
number of other speeches for and against
the treaty and the measure then passed Ha
Ha would not consent to a plebiscite now,
but would after the treaty had been rati
fied, and said It was due the United States
the house should reach a definite decision
The measure then passed Its first read
ing. Two anti-sale members were sick, and
the housi Is so closely divided thst their
presence may affect the final vote, which
will be taken on October 22.
FEARS FOR CANAL INTERESTS
Bogota Paper Says Coatlnaed Fle-ht-
laa- Will Aid Nlcaraa-na to
PANAMA, Oct. 15. El Tempo, a paper
published In Bogota by certain well-known
members of the revolutionary party, said
In a recent article that tbe prolongation of
the fighting on the Isthmus waa greatly In
favor of the Interests of Nicaragua In the
matter of an Isthmian canal, because It
prevents Colombia from approving the ca
nal bill within a reasonable time.
The paper expressed the bope that po
litical obstinacy would not blind Oeneral
Herrera to the interests of the country.
The article ends with a warning that to
continue fighting on the Isthmus la to serve
openly the Interests of Nicaragua, with Im
mense detriment to those of Colombia.
POPE BIDS GUIDI FAREWELL
Gives to Apostolle Defecate to tho
Philippine lalaads Hla Flaal
ROME, Oct. 15. The popo today received
in farewell udience Archbishop Ouldl, the
apostolic delegate to the Philippines, and
bis secretary. Father O'Connor, who, It ia
now announced, leaves here October 17, and
will embark at Marseilles October 10 for
the Philippine Islands.
The pontiff Impressed the archbishop with
the necessity for speedy satisfactory solu
tion of the Philippines question, adding that
hla alight acquaintance with Governor Taft
was sufficient to convince him that tho In
ter: its of the ehurch . had "no need to fed?
injustice. The archbishop promised to do
his utmost to carry out his Instructions.
RESTORATION ONLY NOMINAL
Rassla Gives Chlaa' Railroad,
Keep All Portablo
LONDON, Oct. 15. In a dispatch from
New Chwang a correspondent of the Times
saya Chinese officials are Indignant at the
condition in which -the Shan-Hal-Kwan-New-Chwang
railroad has been restored to
them. In many places everything portable
has been removed. The rolling stock was
left in extremely bad condition, only three
locomotive out of twenty-six being fit for
The Shan-Hat-Kwan-New-Chwang rail
road waa held by Russia. It waa trans
tarred to the Chinese on September 26.
SHIP'S STRONG BOX ROBBED
Package of 'Bank Notea to Vaiae of
Fifty Thoaaand Dollars Stolen
from Japanese Steamer.
YOKOHAMA. Oct. 1. Via Victoria, B
C, October 15. Information haa reached
here that a box containing bank notes of
the value of $50,000 In gold had been stolen
from the strong room of the China and
Manila ateamer Zeaflro on Its last voyage
from Hong Kong to Manila.
The consignment was signed for by one
of the ship's officers and prior to tha ves
sel's arrival at Manila, the strong room
was opened only oaca and that waa to
admit a consignment of opium, sent on
board on tbe last moment.
DAUGHTER MAY SUE KING
Leopold Claims Two Million Dollars
Left br ,aeea aa Creditor for
LONDON. Oct. 15. Emily Crawford. In
Truth, says the Countess de Lonyay, for
merly Crown Princess Stephanie of Austria
and the creditors of Princess Philip of
Saxa-Coburg, will probably be forced to
sue their father. King Leopold of Belgium
to obtain their shares of their mother's
fortune, amounting to 12,000,000, which she
left equally to her two daughters.
It ia believed that the king claims the
money as a creditor for amounts loaned and
DIPLOMATS TAKE A HAND
Intervene la Cae of Besieged City
of St. Mara In lalaad
PORT AO PRINCE. Haytl. Oct. 15. The
' . o. I V. . I .kl. . -
yui b v di, juaic. hui .uiv i continue
resisting the army of tbe provisional gov
ernment. solicited the Intervention of tbe
diplomatic corps here, which was accorded.
and resulted la the capitulation of that
place. The government troops Immediately
afterward occupied the city without any
DISCOVER DYNAMITE PLOT
Worksaaa laforaas Bad. Peat Police
of Plaa to Blow t'p Prealdeat
BUDA PEST, Hungary. Oct. 15. A work
man having informed the police that
plot la on foot to blow up the president of
ths lower house of the Hungarian Parlia
ment by placing a bomb 'beneath his chair,
tha detective force oa duty at ths house has
bee a Increased,
IMPRISONS THE PRESIDENT
WarMiniitor of Oolenb: Itarta Anather
lerelation ia Unhappy Country.
Proclaims himself as dictator
tmprlsoaed Chief Kxecatlve la His
Day Secared Power by Depoelaej
President Saa C. entente, tbo
FRANKFORT-ON-THE-MAIN. Oct. 15.
The Frankfurter Zeltung publishes a dis
patch saying that Oeneral Fernandes has
captured President Marroquln of Colombia,
and has proclaimed himself dictator.
President Marroquln procured the office
of president of Colombia by arbitrarily de
posing former President San Clemente July
31, 1900. Marroquln was vice president.
General Fernandes was the Colombian
minister of war. He waa appointed to of
fice In February, 1902.
GOVERNMENT IS IN BAD WAY
Venesnelan Revolutionists Tarn on
Prealdeat aad Captare Many
WILLEM8TAD. Oct. 15. News has bean
received here from Caracas that the Daitle
near La Victoria between forces , of Presi
dent Castro, numbering 4,100 men, vlih
fifteen guns, and tbe Venexuelan revolu
tionists, which began on Monday morning.
haa so far been without definite result.
Oeneral Matos, leader of the revolution,
and Oeneral Mendoza were not present.
President Castro twice led a charge in
person. His lieutenant. Oeneral Alcan
tara, who was at one time at tha West
Point Military academy, was mortally
wounded. The government forces had 247
men killed, while the revolutionists lost
810. Among the latter were Oeneral
The arrival at 6 o'clock on Monday after
noon of Vice President Gomes with 800 men
saved the situation for the government.
At that time the odda were greatly ajalust
On Monday night tha revolutionists atlll
retained their positions. The fight star tod
again Tuesday and at 10 tn tbe mo-n'ng
Castro retired to La Victoria. At 1 o clock.
the fighting ceased on both sides.
News of tho engagement having reacoea
Generals Matos and Mendoxa, they haatnnid
to the scene and arrived yesterday with the
rest of the revolutionary army.
president Caatro appears to be aurrotmaeJ
by his enemies. Tbe town of SI Consejo,
which 11 ss back of La Victoria, la ecupltd
by tha revolutionists. Valencia la believed
to be doomed.
Those who were wounded are still with
out medical assistance or care. - They lie
on the battlefield aa they fell.
TYPHOON SPREADS DISASTER
srvia-b! Storm Derraatatea the
Northern Coast of Japan Ioen
of Life la Small.
'TOKOTAMA?'Oet l.fVta retorts B; tX,
Oct. 15.) A terrible- typhoon haa spread
disaster all over the northern part of Japan.
It waa accompanied by selsmlo tidal wavea
at Odawara, which deluged the coast vil
lages, the loss of life and property being
Subscription lists have been opened ia the
varloua towns by the leading Japanese peo
ple and newspapers. A local journal said:
From telegrams and personal narrations
It seems that the typhoon which visited
this section of Japan on Saturday night
and Sunday centralised Its fury in the
region of Odawara. Tidal waves visited
the shores at Odawara. Kodsu, Kamekura,
Olso and loss of life and Immense damage
to property ensued.
The telegraph reports that at Odawara
Inn flftv holme were washed away and
eight persons killed on Sunday morning.
The Yumoto-Kodxu-Odawara line was com-
filetely paralysed. W hole sections were
ifted bodily, sleepers and rails, and trans
ported hundreds of yards Inland. At the
power house the dynamo was reported still
there, but the house was supposed to bo
UD mil inUUIIlBlll VUIUCWIIC-.T.
Tha loss will sat ud a considerable amount
of the year's profits of the line.
AIRSHIP TO CROSS OCEAN
Saatos-Daanont Offers' to Jonrney by
Air from Parla to San
LONDON, Oct. 15. Ex-Mayor Phelan of
San Francisco says M. Santos-Dumont Is
about to make an offer to travel from Parla
to 8a n Francisco by airship.
"Santos-Dumont," be said, "asks that a
prlxe of $200,000 be put up. Thla sum, how
ever, will only be paid over in case tbe
trip is successful. Tbe aeronaut under
takes to pay all -his own expenses and he
la already to work building a new alnblp
for thla purpose. He seems entirely confi
dent of achieving hla object.
PRUSSIA BUYS RAILROADS
Decides to Aeqelre Six Oat of Eight
Remaining- Private Llaes
BERLIN, Oct 15. Prussia is determined
to acquire six of the principal railroads re
maining in private hands.
They comprise 658 miles, with $19,250,00
capital, for which tbe government has off
ered a somewhat larger sum.
It seems certain that . tbe propositions
will be. accepted In every Instance. Only
two important private linjo are cot in
cluded !n tbe government's ;cheme.
CUSTER BRIGADE ORGANIZE
Form - New Body Known aa Mlehi
can Cavalry Associa
tion. DETROIT, Oct 15. About 200 veterans or
nearly all that remains of the Custer bri
gade, assembled at Grand Army of ths Re
publc headquarters this afternoon and or
ganised the Michigan Cavalry association.
General Custer's brigade was composed of
tho First. Fifth, Sixth and Seventh regi
ments, Michigan cavalry.
William O. Lee of Detroit was chosen
president of the new association.
SAMAR FANATICS ARE ACTIVE
Levy Tribute on Towns and Mast
Walt Official Coa- ,
MANILA. Oct 15. The "dloa dioa" f.
natlcs are again active in the western part
of Bamar. They are levying tribute upon
The constabulary haa increased its force
and la preparing tor an active campaign.
ACCUSED MAKES CONFESSION!
Toaaa; Whitney Tills Officers How Ha
and Pal Murdered a Ken.
LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 13. Earl Whit
ney, the young man arrested here laat Sat
urday, charged with the murder of Mer
chant A. B. China and seriously wounding
his son, Asa. made a complete confession
here today, admitting that he and Claude
O'Brien, his psl, did the killing.
Whitney made his roufeeslon to the of
ficers In the presence of a stenographer
who transcribed It for the prosecution. He
said O'Brien fired the shot that killed
Cblnn, and admitted that tbe sjiot in his
knee was Inflicted by Asa Chinn In the
struggle that followed. He told where the
pistol was hidden. The officers went to
the place and found the weapon. -
Judge Parker of the circnlt court, fear
ing a mob may be formed to lynch thara,
la taking precautions to prevent an out
break If any Is threatened. The confession
has gotten out and there Is considerable ex
Whitney and O'Brien were spirited from
the jail by officers this evening and placed
aboard a train bound for Louisville. Hun
dreds of men and womea wera on tbo
streets round the jail.
At 7:80 George Bain and At Del on g
searched tbe prison. They reported thst
tha men were not there. The crowd wss
not satisfied, however, and an attack on
tbe Jail waa threatened.
Ex-County Clerk Chinn, a brother of the
murdered man, ascended the steps and
urged the crowd to disperse. By this time
the yells had attracted thousands of citi
zens to the yard. By 10 quiet had been re
TWO DIE IN TRAIN WRECK
Indiana Collision Canned by Asjent's
Mistake Kills Conple
GREENCASTLE. Ind., Oct. 15. Tha fast
west bound passenger train on the Van
dalla railroad and the Terre Haute and In
dianapolis accommodation train collided at
Reelsvllle, eight miles west of here, thla
afternoon; killing two men and seriously
It not fatally Injuring three others. '
JAMES HERMSEN. mall clerk. Green
castle. G. B. KILBY. Marshallvllle. Pa., who waa
rid'' t tn the steps of mall car.
Jesse Kennedy, Rushvllle, mall clerk; both
leg broken and internal injuries; will prob
w. L. Boyd, Richmond, mail clerk;
sprained back and ecxlp wounds.
J. J. Traub, Indianapolis, mall, clerk;
bruised about the body.
Edward Rife, Indianapolis,' brakeman;
Albert C. Heddlng, engineer, Indianapolis,
right hip dislocated and bruised badly.
George Llkert, conductor, Indianapolis,
bruise! ar.d cut about head.
Seven passengers, slightly bruised, con
tinued on their Journey.
As far aa can ba ascertained tho causa
of the wreck was the failure of the agent
at Harmony to deliver aa order -to hold the
accommodation' train. . :
' Tha two train crews Jumped. Fred t
Kermson was burled beneath tbo debris
of his car. Mall Clark Boyd was injured
while attempting to Jump. ,
t .If n i 'n ii ijininii- ' " k
SUPPOSED ROBBER ARRESTED
Mysterlens Man ta Covered vrttb Blood
and Bears Maay Bnekntaet
WELLINGTON, O., Oct 15. A man cov
ered with blood and bearing many buck
shot wounds, supposed to be one of the
robbers who assaulted tha three Meach
brothers near Rochester, O., last night,
was captured here today. , The prisoner re
fused to make any atatement
It la now believed that only four men
were Implicated in the affair. Two of the
robbers were killed by Jarvls Meach and
a third la fatally wounded and In oustody.
The authorities are positive that the man
arrested here today accounts for the fourth
member of the gang.
It ia feared that Loren, Meach may die
as a result of tho rough treatment re
ceived at tha hands of the would-be rob
bers. OMAHA MAN THE CHAIR
Snpreme President Roose Calls to
Order Congress of Fraternal
Union of America,
DENVER, Oct. 15. Tbe quadrennial con
gress of the Fraternal Union of America
waa called to order here today by Supreme
President F. F. Roose of Omaha, twenty-alx
delegates, representing 220.OQO members In
twenty-two states, being In attendance.
The sessions will continue during the re
mainder of the week. Tha chief business
of the convention Is to smend the constitu
tion; the principal change related to the
extension of the clause covering disability,
so that disability from disease may be
classed among the causes entitling mem
bers to tbe regular payments provided by
The classification of persons Insured ac
cording to their occupation may be abol
DEFENSE TAKEN BY SURPRISE
Oao of the Aeeaaed Mea tn Maaoale
Temple Tax Case Makes Com
CHICAOO, Oct. 15 The defense In tbe Ma
sonic temple tax case was taken completly
by surprise today when James B. Hoy, one
of tbe defendants In the case, announced
through his attorney that be would be a
witness for tbe state.
At the ssme time a request for a separate
trial was mads and Judge Chetlaln at once
granted the motion. It was stated In court
this morning that Hoy called on State's
Attorney Deneen last night and, during ths
Interview made a full confession of his
connection with and knowledgs of ths Ma
sonic temple tax conspiracy.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL GROWS
Parehasra Nlae'Froh Roads Fo-satrly
Operatrd oa I ease Ar
rsasenests, CHICAGO. Oct 15. The th'rd annual
meeting of the stockholders of the Illinois
Central Railroad company was held today
in this city. Directors were re-elected as
follows: Charles M. Beach, Corneliua Van.
derbilt and J. T. Harrahan.
Tbe stockholders voted to purchase the
following leased roads: Tbe Chicago, Mad
ison ft Northern, tbe Kankakee A South
western, the Chicago ft Springfield, the
. Mound City railway, the St. Louis, Alton ft
, Terre Haute, the Chicago ft Texas, the Chi
cago, Havana ft Western, the Raotoul
(III.) ft Indiana and tha Riverside ft Hax-
ROAD 10 STRIKE SETTLEMENT
ANNOUNCEMENT fltOM WHITE HOUSE
"WASHINGTON, Oct 16. The following official statement announc
ing the close of the strike was Issued at tbe White House at 2; JO a. tn.:
( "After & conference with Mr. Mitchell and some further conference
with representatives of the coal operators, the president hns appointed
the members of the commission to Inquire into, consider and pang upon
all questions at Issue between the operators and miners In the anthra
cite coal fields:
"Brigadier General John M. Wilson, U. S. A., retired, (late chief of
engineers, U. 8. A.) Washington, D. C, as an officer of the engineer corps
of either the military or naval servlcee of the United States.
"E. W. Parker, Washington D. C, as an expert mining engineer.
Mr. Turker Is chief statistician of tbe coal division of tbe United
States geological survey and tbe editor of tbe Engineering and Mining
Journal of New York.
"Hon. George Gray, Wl lining ton, Del., as a judge of a United
"E. E. Clark, Cedar Rapids, Ia., grand chief of the Order of Rail
way Conductors, as a sociologist, the president assuming that for the
purposes of such a commission the term sociologist means a man who
has thought and studied deeply on social questions and bus practically
applied his knowledge.
"Thomas II. Watklns, Scranton, Pa., as a man practically acquainted
with the mining and selling of coal.
"Bishop John L. Spalding of Peoria, 111. The president has added
Bishop Spalding's name to the commission.
"Hon. Carroll 1). Wright has been appointed recorder of the commission."
HENDERSON VISITS CAPITAL
Drspi in aad Lsave City QuUtly Faw
Xnaw of Eia.Freaanos,
MAKES A CALL UPON THE PRESIDENT
Meets Prealdeat Mitchell of tbe Mine
'Workers'' aad Expresses Hope tho
Latter May Aeeept the
(From a Staff Correspondent.) .
WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Special Tele
gram.) Speaker Henderson has been In
town for the past twenty-four hours, but
so quiet waa his Ingress and egress that
but few knew of his presence at the capi
tal. This morning ha called upon the pres
ident, and while bs waa In tbe temporary
White House met John Mitchell, president
of the United Mine Workers. The speaker,
realising - tha stressful condition of affairs
as to the coal strike, aa hs took the hand
of Mitchell, aatd:
"I recognise that I am in the presence of
two great presidents." He also aald that
he hoped conditions would be such that, tha
presieeat of the Mine-- Workers, oeald-ose
hla way clear to accepting tbe names which
the president of ths United States - would
suggest to arbitrate the differences between
the miners and Operators In the anthracite
regions of Pennsylvania.
The speaker, who waa looking especially
chipper, said that his visit to the White
House had no significance whatever. He
had several department matters to look
after and took this opportunity to run over
from Atlantic. City, where be has a cottage,
to attend to the demands of his constitu
ents. As to his declination to stand for an
other term in congress Colonel Henderson
would not talk. In fact, he said it was a
closed Incident with him. The speaker left
this afternoon for Philadelphia, where he
will Join Mrs. Henderson and they will go
to Atlantic City, where tbe speaker will re
main. In all probability, until congress con
venes. New Bank Authorised..
' Tho comptroller of tbe currency has
approved the application of the follow
ing parties to organize the First National
bank of Ollmore, Ia., with $26,000 capital:
B. 8. Willis, Webster City, Ia., Oeorge Wam-
bach, B. 8. Bigelow, -Dennis Bv Hamersly
and Andrew Telfar.
Ellery Knowles and Andrew R. Sander
son have been designated as members of
the civil service board tor tbe postofflce at
Deadwood, 8. D.
South Dakota postmsstera appointed: H.
A. Montgomery, Cyanide, Lawrence county;
William H. Dean, Elrod, Clark county;
Cornelius Vandenboss, Harrison, Douglas
The postofnees at Lilly, Pocahontas
county, la., and Summltt, Albany count,
Wyo., will bs discontinued after October L
PRESIDENT IS ABOUT AGAIN
Walks With No Apparent Dlsnealty
ta Secretary Hay's Hoasa,
Where He Dlaea.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 16. President Roose
velt went out socially tonight for the first
time since the operation wss performed on
his leg at Indianapolis. His leg has ap
parently recovered a large measure of Its
strength and he no longer has to use a
About 8 he left the temporary 1 white
house in Jackson Place and walked over to
Secretary Hay's, where he dined Informally.
Tbe president remained at the secretary's
until nearly 10 o'clock, returning afoot.
Apparently there was no difficulty in his
movements, though his pace was not rapid,
as is customary with him.
ORDERS REDUCTION OF ARMY
War Department Thlaks Tlase Haa
Come to Dispense With
WASHINGTON. Oct. 15. Orders will be
issued by the War department tmorrow
ordering the regular army reduced to the
minimum alxe authorised by law, 59,600
men. With the practical cessation of out
breaks Is the Philippines it Is believed that
this can be done safely.
Tbs present sits of tbe army Is about
17,000 men. Tbe avalry and artillery reg
iments will be reduced to the minimum
basis except around Fort Leavenworth,
where the commands will be kept of full
size for educational reaaona.
Seeks to Abolish Forest Fires.
WASHINGTON, Oct. IS. The annual re
port' of tbe acting auperlotendtnt of the
Yoaemits National park recommends
stricter regulations regarding campers.
that Inflammable matter be burned annu
ally and that stringent measures be
sdoptsd to prevent tbe trespassing of sheep
herders r-a ths reservation, so as to mini
mixe las danger of forest area
444 1 a
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fair Thursday and
Temperature at Omaha Today!
Hoar. Dea;. . Hour. Dps.
II a. ta S 1 p. m TO
6 a. xn 4T a p. m Tl
7 a. m 4t 8 p. an 72
8a. m ..... . 49 4 p. m 73
On. m SO 5 p. an 71
lO a. m 63 dp. aa 67
It a. n...... "I 7 p. m 114
llB 68 8 p. m 62
9 p. ns ol
CATHOLIC BISHOPS CONFER
Most Important oestlon Conaldered
Is Attitude of Clersry In
CINCINNATI, Oct 15. An Important con
ference of the Catholic bishops of the Cin
cinnati diocese, with Archbishop Elder pre-
siding. Is In executive session at St Peter's
cathedral here today.
The most Important question cohsiuered
is the attitude of the clergy toward tbe
Philippine controversy recently presented
at Rome by Governor Oeneral Taft. On
this question the clergy of some of the dio
ceses have already declared their., views,
.notably - at - Cincinnati., ..Columbus, - Fort
Wayne and Grand Rapids. ;
Bishop Rlchter brought some recent let
ters received from the Philippines. Other
matters under discussion were the transfer
of the American hierarchy and clergy from
the Jurisdiction of the propaganda to that
of tbe Vatican, the division of certain dio
ceses and the reform of church music.
PAYNE TO SERVE THREE YEARS
Wife Prostrated as Result aad Fears
Entertained That She
ST. JOSEPH. Oct IS. (Special Tele
gram.) In the criminal court today
Charles Payne, charged with burglary and
larceny, pleaded guilty and was sentenced
to three years tn the penitentiary on tbe
Indictment charging him with the burglary
of tbe residence of Joseph G. Poley. Payne
came here from Omaha, and after his ar
rest was followed by his wife, to whom ha
bad been married a little more than a
year. She was very much surprised to
learn of Payne's troubles and had supposed
he was a traveling man. She believed bltn
Innocent until he pleaded guilty today. She
Is In a serious condition from nervous
prostration and heart disease.
BAC0L0D EXPEDITION DELAYED
Will Not Start for Three Weeks aad
Will Give Saltan Another
t hane - for Peace.
MANILA. Oct. 15. It will be possibly
tbree weeks before tbe American 'expedi
tion against tbe sultan of Bacolod will leave
Camp Vicars. The column 111 not be moved
until General Sumner goes to llirfnn, starts
the work on the nortn trull to Lake Lanao
and returns to Camp Vicars.
When the expedition reaches Bacolod the
sultan will be given another uhnnce to ac
cept peace. General gutunnr will rot at
tack unless tbe Moro take the aggressive.
BUCHANAN IN DANGER AGAIN
Mobs March Oa Henderson Jail Deter
mined to Lynch Negro
. HENDERSON, Texas. Oct. 15. The ne
gro, Jim Buchanan, charged with tbe mur
der of the Hicka family fn Nacogdoches
county, was lodged in jail here this even
ing. There is great excitement In town and
over a hundred citizens soon assembled In
front of the Jail. Telephone messages have
been received that a mob is enroute to
Henderson and troops are guarding tha
Moveaseata of Ocean Vessels, Oct. IS,
At New York Arrtvedr-Cevlc, from
Liverpool; Aiirr, from Oenoa; Oceanic,
from Liverpool; Pennsylvania, from Ham
burg, BouioKne and Plymouth. Sailed St.
Paul, for Southampton; Teutonic, fur Liver
pool; Menominee, for London.
At Browhead Paased jermanle, from
New York, for Queenittown and Liverpool.
ii nung nunrt-Arrived toaa Maru, trom
Seattle, via Yokohama, Hlogo and Shang
hai ' s
At the Usard Passed Frtesland, from
New York, for Southampton and Antwerp.
At Oueenatown Arrived Germanic, from
New York, for Uwrpool. and proceeded;
Commonwealth, from Boston, lor Liver
pool, and proceeded.
At London Arrived Mesaba, from New
At Ulaagow Arrived Ethiopia, from New
At Antwerp Balled Nederland, for Phil
adelphia. At Genoa Arrived Calabria, from New
At Hamburg Sailed Ramos, for Sun
At Liverpool Sailed Nordland. for Phli
adflphla, via Quiwmtown
At Pi) mouth Arrived Blucher, from New
At Southampton Arrived Philadelphia,
trom New Vork.
IS NOW OPEN
Mora Ltigthy Confereaoei Ead With 8 si ac
tion af Comunsiian.
MITCHELL SPENDS DAY WITH PRESIDENT
Hakii His Viawi af OwaarV Prital to
OPERATORS' EMISSARIES COME AT NIGHT
President' Heart Both Sides and Brings
Them to Fritndly Arrstment,
LA80R REPRESENTATIVE ADDED TO BOARD
Termi New Satiefaotory to 111, With liz
NATION'S CHIEF ANNOUNCES NOMINEES
Clark Represents Men, Watklaa,
Barons, Carroll Wright, Bishop
Spaaldlau-, General Wilson aad
Jndgre Cray Form Balaace.
WASHINGTON. Oct. Id. The great an
thracite coal strike Is settled at last. A
commission of six persons, with a seventh, -Mr.
Carroll D. Wright, as recorder, will
adjust differences between operators and
miners. President Mitchell, of the miners'
union, will take the necessary measures to
call the strike off. The president will urge
Immediate resumption of mining and oper
ations sre expected to begin next week.
Announcement that the great strike wns
off was made by Secretary Root with ex
uberant good humor at the White House
shortly after 1 this morning.
Organlaed labor has a representative on
the commission, in the person of B. B.
Clark, grand chief of the order of Railway
Conductors, named as a socialoglst.
The president added Bishop Spauldlng of
Illinois, to the list of Ave members sug
gested by tbe operators.
As named the commission Is perfectly
satisfactory to both miners and operators.
Assent of the miners was given through
President Mitchell and Mr. Sargent, com
missioner of Immigration, and of the op
erators through Messrs. Robert Bacon and
Oeorge W. Perkins of the banking firm of
J. Plerpont Morgan A Co.
The final outcome followed a series of
conferences, beginning with two during tha
day with Mr. Mitchell and two during the
night with Messrs. Bacon and Perkins.
Events moved aulcklv at tha lui tfc.
president being determined on a speedy
The commission will assemble la a few
days and choose a chairman, probably
General Wilson. It then will arrange for
aessiona and testimony. s
Object to Restrictions..
Mr. Mitohell Indicated formally today to
President' Roosevelt that (the Mine Workers' .
untsn dissents from the restrictions placed
by ths operators on the choloe of the pro
posed arbitration tribunal and desires tha
president to have an absolutely free hand
in the. selection of members of the commis
sion to be charged with an adjustment of
future relations between the employera and
He laid special stress upon the proposi
tion that one of the commission should ba
a Judge from the Eastern district of Penn
sylvania. He was very insistent tn some of bis ob
jections, which he voiced in what might
be termed a counter proposition.
President Roosevelt, having ascertained
the views of Mr. Mitchell, at ones com
municated with the operators and initiated
efforts to reconcile the differences devel
oped and to have the operators make aome
At the conclusion of the conference Mr.
Mitchell said he had no Information which
he could give to the public. It was an
nounced likewise, at the temporary White
House, that no official statement of the
conference would be made at this time.
When tbe last conference had been mm.
eluded Mr. Mitchell left the White House,
and after a brief conference with Presi
dent Samuel Gompers, of the American
Federation of Labor, and aome other local
labor leaders, departed for Wllkesbarre.
Mr. Mitchell's visit to Washington was
by Invitation of President Roosevelt, who
asked the miners' president to come to
Washington in order that they might dia
cuss the terms of the proposition.
While all persons having knowledge of
the details of the conference ane extremely
reticent, enough Is known to Justify the
statement that while they did not accom
plish a settlement of tbe strike, they at
the same time were not barren of tangible
results. Some obstacles to a settlement
remain. The discussion of the situation
was entirely amicable. Mr. Mitchell was'
In a conciliatory mood and tbe president
was very sealous in his efforts to promots
a settlement of tbe prolonged strike.
At the first conference, which lasted from
11:50 until 11.55, the president and Mr.
Mitchell discussed fully tbe proposition
made by the operatora.
In a general way the miners' president
Indicated objections, but It la understood
did not present a formal statement.
At the conclusion of the first confer
ence Mr. Mitchell walked over to the
Treasury department, where tor two hours
be remained closeted with Frank P. Sar
gent, commissioner of immigration.
During that time Mr. Mitchell communi
cated by long distance telephone with New
York and Wllkesbarre.
Drafts Connter Proposition.
He discussed fully ths situation with Mr.
Sargent, with whom bs has long been
friendly. It U believed that befors ba left
Mr. Mitchell had formulated a counter
proposition to that made by the operators.
I This be later preaented to tbe president,
going directly fiom Mr. Sargent's office to
tbe White House at I o'clock for that pur
pose. J While no authorized statement of a eoua
i ter proposition could be obtalued. It can It
stated on excellent authority that J:.
Mitchell, in criticism of the proposition of
' the operatora, took exception to tbe dis
paragement of the miners' union and to the
limitations of the time In which, under the
. proposed agreement, there is to bo ae
His particular objection, howsver, was '
to tbe Insistence of the mine owners that
they should be permitted to designate ths
classes from which the arbitrators are to
It Is understood that hs took a firm staad
: . -" Hjitt m was
any arbitration which would not be arbi
tration In fact as well as ia name. Ho urged
(Continued ea gecoud fags.)
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