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OMAHA, FRIDAY MOKNINU, OCTOBER 17, 1902-TEN PAGES.
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HUNTING FOR ESANCY
Officers Havs Warrait Out for Arrtst sf
COUNTY ATTORNEY PROTECTS ABETTORS
Ken Who Iwore to Fraudulent Affidavit
Oa't Eacall Him.
MANY MORE ILLEGAL WES UNCOVERED
EagTant Vialatias f Election Laws to
Fore Mercer1! Nsmination.
RECORDS VERIFY CORRUPTION FUND STORY
Ho Question nw that Repnhllenn Pri
maries Were Cnrrie-d lor Mercer
by Fraud and nrlbery of
The deputy sberifl commissioned to serve
the warrant for the arrest of W. S. Esancy,
"first and real name unknown," charged
With unlawful voting at tba recent repub
lican primaries, began bis search early yes
terday morning, but as yet seems no nearer
the accomplishment ot his mission than he
Was at the start.
As Frank D. Kennsrd and John O. Kuhn
bad sworn to an affidavit that Esancy was
resident at 1613 Howard street and en
titled to vote, these gentlemen were called
upon by the officer for Information as to
Esancy' whereabout. The 'deputy sheriff
states that he waa promptly told by Mr.
Kennard that he doenn't know Esancy now
nor where' 8? lives; that iio would not
tell If he could aud that the whole matter
la "an effort to traduce my character;"
also that such effort will act aa a boom
erang, as the Kennard character "cannot
be traduced by anybody."
The deputy assured Mr. Xennard that
be came for Information aa an officer, not
aa an emissary of anybody. Whereupon
Mr. Kennard cooled down some and re
voked bis previous decision not to tell if
"The fact Is," Mr. Kennard Is quoted by
the deputy aa saying, "I don't remember
the man now and don't have any Idea ot
who he is or where he lives, but If I
algned that affidavit I dl so on the
recommendation of some thoroughly repu
table citizen. To you, as an officer, I
would give any Information as to his
whereabouts that I could but I baven't
The deputy called on John G. Kuhn also
and was told by the latter that he "ha
a taint recollection" of Esancy and aUo
of bow hla writing looked, but that at pres
ent he doesn't know where he 1 nor bow
on would go about finding him.
Law Flagranti- Disregarded.
With more than 1,000 votes cast upon
certificates issued by the city clerk at the
republican primaries carried for Mercer It
would not be surprising it some Irregulari
ties should take place, but an inspection ot
the certificates Issued by the city cerk
shows that the provlaionslot the law wer
flagrantly, disregarded.,. . .v
The" law governing ?h"ese "primary elec
tion provides that' persons whose names
are not on the registration book may have
them placed there for - certain reasons,
these reasons being given In the act aa
Persons who were absent from the city
during the entire time of the regular state
registrator ; persons who were too sick to
register; persons who, because of slckncrs
or other calamity In their families, could
not be present at the regular registration,
and persona who have removed to the pity
Ince the last registration and are other
wise legally qualified to vote at the elec
tion succeeding the primary.
The law provides that In case the excuse
offered Is sickness the certificate of a phy
sician must accompany the affidavit ot the
person who desires registration.
With these points ot the law in mind it Is
bard to understand how some of the cer
tificates came to be Issued vpon which men
voted at the recent primaries. Reasons ot
every kind and reasons of no kind were
sufficient to secure the affidavit, a I ahown
by the record which ihs law require tho
city clerk to make and the county central
committee to preserve for a year from the
date of the primary.
The worst evasions of the requirements of
the atatute were carried on In the Sixth
ward, where at least ten certificates wern
Issued on excuses not recognized by tho
law. A list ot these Irregular certificates
with the excuse given and the names of tho
freeholders who signed an affidavit aa to the
eligibility of the voter and the truth of
the excuse follows:
Sixth Ward Irregularities.
Homer White, 4018 North Twenty-fifth
street: "Failed to register because the con
dition of business was such be could not
get away." Signed aud sworn to by W. G.
Ire aud W. H. Elbourn.
Robert O. Watson, 2120 North Twenty
seventh street: "Could not get away from
work." Signed ani sworn to by Robert
Houghton and Henry S. McDonald.
EJwarJ Nelson, 2508 Parker street: "Busi
ness prevented him from going to register."
Signed and sworn to by W. S. Askwlth and
W. H. Elbourn.
J. W. Hood, 42J1 Burdette street: "Busi
ness was too pressing to allow me to reg
ister." Signed and sworn to by W. S.
Askwlth aud H. S. McDonald.
F. J. Martls, 2428 Bristol street: "Moved
from ono district to' another." Signed and
worn to by Perry Hough and W. S. Ask
wlth. W. E. Johnon. 1639 Parker ' street:
"Cannot find my name." Sworn to and
signed by William White and W. G.
C. L. Bonine, 2723 North Twenty-sixth
slreet: "Forgot to register; therefore,
could not vote last year." Signed and
sworn to by T. L. Hull and William White.
R. Stevens, 22:' Locust street: "Positive
I waa registered; mistake on registration
books." W. H. Shrlver and William
Jame Buchanan, 2418' Maple atreet: "I
bare not had time." Signed and swora to
by H. E. Ostrom and H. 8- McDonald.
i :a B. Craddock, 2415 Templeton ave
nue: No reason 1 assigned whatever, tba
line foi that purpose being blank. Signed
and sworn to by W. H. Shrlver and Wil
la addition to these vote cast contrary
to the express letter ot the law there wer
other ot a mors aggravated type and it I
said on the authority ot one who voted
Illegally that he was led to to bla action
through Ignorance and the actios of the
Mercerlt freeholders who were stationed
st the city hall for the purpose ot testify
ing s to the eligibility ot those who
wanted to vote on certificates.
Typical taaes of Fraad.
The moat flagrant rase I that of C. J.
Spain, who on tb book of the Sixth ward
ICoallaucd oa Fourta Pag.
FIRMiN G0ESINT0 EXILE
nevolarlons-ry Leader So Closely
Preaaed that He Takra Refuge
on a Y easel.
TORT AU PRINCE. Haytl, Ort. 1. The
troop of tho provisional government are
marching on Conalv' the headquarter! of
the revolutionists, . ' reported here
that M. Firmln. u V,',. ' "try leader,
ban embarked on boaru , A j.. . Is go
ing Into exile. "" " ' -
The French cruiser D'Aasa h .
Au Prince for St. Marc, which wa 1.
cupled by the government troopa recent..
Later It was announced that M. Firmln,
with all the principal leaden of the revo
lution, bad embarked on board the United
States cruiser Cincinnati. It was added
that they would probably be taken to
Jamaica or St. Thomas.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 Vice Consul
General Ferris wired the State department
from Port Au Prince today that St. MarM
bad capitulated to the provisional govern
ment. CAPE HAYTIEN. Oct. 16. Umbo baa
been evacuated by the revolutionists and the
army of General Nord, the war minister, la
marching on Gonalvea.
S0UFRIERE IS AGAIN ACTIVE
Accompanied by a Fall of Coast Sand
Which Extends a Far aa
KINGSTOWN, Island of St. Vincent, Oct.
16. There was a slight eruption of the Eou
frlere volcano between 8 and 9 o'clock last
(Wednesday) night and It Increased to a
full eruption at 1 o'clock this morning, last
ing until 4:30 a. m. II was accompanied by
a fall ot coast sand. Kingstown was not
BRIDGETOWN, Island of Barbadoe, Oct.
16. Volcanic dust from the Soufrlere vol
cano on the Island of St. Vincent 1 falling
here and has caused a stoppage of business.
The shopkeepers are closing tbelr store and
are returning to their home. It was so
dark at 10 o'clock this morning that It waa
necessary to light the lamps.
BASSE TERRE, Island of Guadeloupe,
Oct. 16.T-Between midnight and 3 o'clock
this morning loud detonation were beard
and glimmering light were seen In the
direction of the Island of Martinique. There
were two earthquakes at Le Salnte Isl
ands, off the southern extremity of Guade
loupe, and at Marle-Calante Island, south
east of Guadeloupe.
CUBA PUSHES TREATY ALONG
Congress Will Conaldcr Commercial
Arrangement With Thle
HAVANA. Oct. 16. Business men who
have been called In to consult with Presi
dent Pslma on the proposed Cubsn-Amer-Ican
commercial treaty feel assured the
cabinet will approve the proposition and
that 11 will be sent to congress within a
few day for adoption.
There Is some fear that the radical ele
ment In congress will object to approving
any commercial treaty without first settling
the question of coaling stations and with
out being informed clearly of the Intentions
of the, United States with regard to the en
forcement of the Piatt amendment. ' '
The commercial treaty aubmltted to Cuba
by Washington is practically the Bliss tariff
schedule, which waa drawn up just before
the American military government withdrew
from the island and which leaves the pres
ent duty in force against all other nations.
but give the United State a preference of
from 20 to 60 per cent. In return the
United State offer Cuba a reduction In
dutle of 20 per cent.
GALE SWEEPS ENGLISH COAST
Norwegian Bark la Wrecked and
Other Vessel Are Expected
to Be Lost.
LONDON, Oct. 16. The gale which began
yesterday swept over the coast all night
long. The Norwegian bark Bengal was
totally wrecked near White Haven. The
crew was rescued by the rocket brigade.
The British steamer Heraclldea was
driven ashore In the Mersey channel and Is
expected to be a total wreck. Thirty-nine
of the crew were rescued. The cook was
The Whits Star line ateamer Germanic,
which arrived at Queenstown today from
New York, experienced terrific weather dur
ing Its passage. A hurricane broke over
the liner near the Irish coast. The steer
age passengera became half panic stricken
and wanted to get Into the life boats, but
they were ultimately reassured.
URGE FREE CATTLE SHIPMENT
Dealer Petition Brltlab Government
to Remove Preaent Heatrlctlona
on Live Beaata.
LONDON, Oct. 16. An effort baa been In.
augurated to Induce Mr. Hanbury, presi
dent of the Board of Agriculture, to re
move the existing restrictions upon the
Importation of cattle not only from Argen
tina, but from other countries s well.
Mr. Hanbury bas consented to receive
deputations of meat importers on October
23, when the matter will be discussed.
Anatrlan Budget Prcaented.
VIENNA. Oct. 16. The Austrian budget
for 1903 was presented In the lower bouse
of the Relcbsrath today. The revenue is
estimated at 345.328,652 and the expendi
ture at $345,245,087. A bill was Introduced
authorising the employment on active ser
vlce of additional classes of reservist.
Parliament will, annually, fix th number to
be called out after 1904. The bill provide
for the calling out of 20,000 regular re
serves and 4,000 militia reserves each
year. The new bills providing for a loan
ot $7,600,000 for the formation of howltser
batteries and for Increasing th civil list
by $800,000 were also announced.
Irving Ask Municipal Theater.
MANCHESTER. Eng.. Oct. 16. Speaking
at the Lord Mayor' luncheon today. Sir
Henry Irving urged the need for munici
pal theater, which he said "would en
courage the state ot thing opposed to high
kicking snd other discreditable perform
ances." He agreed with the bishop of
Rlpon that the weariness in villages, aris
ing from lack of healthy entertainment,
was driving people to th cities.
' American Woman Released.
LONDON, Oct. 16. Rachael Elizabeth
Hurd, the American woman who waa ar
rested October 1, charged with being sn ac
complice of Henry Conrad (or Fisher) of
Baltimore, was discharged from custody, tb
police acknowledging that they were unable
to produce further evidence against her.
Conrad was committed for trial September
80, charged with having attempted to obtain
a sax Impression of a Dostofflc box, ky.
REGISTRATION VERT LIGHT
Bright Daj far Work, but Vstsri Fail ts
THOUSANDS LESS THAN TWO YEARS AGO
Slight Increase Over First Day' Reg
istration of Last Year, bat I.osa
Tnen Scored Stand Almost
Registration In Omaha.
Total, first day, 19nn 10.624
Total, first day, 12
Two precinct missing.
While the total registration of voters In
the city of Omaha yesterday was greater
than It was the first day ot registration last
year, It falls several thousand short of the
returns for the first day of two years ago.
It will be remembered that the falling
off last year from the figures for the pre
ceding year was tremendous, snd judging
from yesterday's returns the loss scored In
1901 Is not to be made up this year by
Of course, It must be borne In mind that
1900 was s presidential year and an extra
effort was made to get the voters regis
tered early, and last year a decrease In
the number of registered voter was to bo
expected; but the extent of the falling olt
was a great deal more than any of the
party managers could account for.
The returns for the first registration day
of this year Indicate that the reduction
In the vote this year from that of 1900 will
be nearly as large as was the decrease of
last year. Yesterday was a bright and
cheerful day, and the light registration can
not be put onto the weather by the party
managers. The returns are as follows:
First Ward. .
Rep. Dem. Pod. Ans. Tot
.... 67 41 4 11 12-1
.... 47 29 1 1 78
.... 45 55 3 8 111
.... 2H 25 8 56
.... 62 4ft 2 E 117
.... 24 38 1 16 78
..47 ID 4 6 To
Totals, 1st day, 1902.351
Totals, lat day, 1SW0.600
Rep. Dem. Pop. Ans. Tot.
K2 30 3 6 "1
Totals, 1st day, 1900.665 631 26 166 1388
Dem. Pop. Ans. Tot.
30 1 26 93
18 S 10 72
22 .. 18 89
22 .. 11 89
26 1 23 66
18 .. 9 47
18 .. 8 62
24 .. 4 72
15 .. 4 67
13 .. 29
208 7 118 676
294 19 212 1141
Dem, Pop. Ana. Tot.
13 .. 8 86!
32 10 120.
2t .. 10 116'
.29 1 10 1361
12 .. 2 82
15 .. 10 68
19 .. S 73
13 3 81
35 1 9 119
197 3 71 881
2S8 26 120 1312
Totals. 1st day, 1902.611
Totals, 1st day, 19U0.94S
Districts. Rep. Dem, Pop. Ans. Tot.
First 89 30 2 9 130
Second 74 30 1 7 114
Third 63 35 3 S 1U9
Fourth 82 30 4 6 122
Fifth 45 22 Z ey ;
BixlTT 46 25 3 8 82 1
Seventh 40 30 .. 4 76!
Totals, 1st day, 1902.439 202 13 41 "702 '
Totals, 1st day, 1900.615 292 29 75 1015
Dem. Pop. Ans. Tot.
29 .. 21 91
20 .. 14 74
29 3 22 106
20 .. 11 77
17 3 6 81
10 1 til
16 .. 24 76
27 .. 27 137
31 16 l.U
31 .. S 123
30 1 12 14
259 8 160 1059
387 36 166 lttiW
Dem. Pop. An. Tot.
36 .. 1 I9
20 S 6 142
27 1 9 lis
38 . 2 13 ll
29 8 10)
21 3 2 liij
170 8 86- SSS
2 ' 6 69 932
totals, 1st day, 1902. 636
totals, 1st day. 19u0.11u2
Totals, 1st day, 19DC.469
Dem. Pop. Ans, Tot.
Totals. 1st day. 1902.471
Totals, 1st day, 1900.787
Rep. Dem. Pep. Ans. Tot.
Totals, 1st day, 1901. 407 151 6
Total. 1st day, 19U0.632 176 36
First ward: First precinct Total, 144; re
publicans, 77: democrats. 67; no party, lo.
Second precinct Total, 171; republican. 107;
democrats, 59; no party, 5.
Second ward: First precinct Total, 74;
republicans, 32; democrat. 33; no party, 9.
Second precinct Total, 129; republicans, 48;
democrats, 70; no party. 11.
Third ward: First precinct Total. 151; re.
publicans, 74; democrats, bu; no party, 17.
Svcond precinct Total. 1US; republicans, 41;
democrat. 56; no party, 11.
Fourth ward: First precinct Total, 58;
republicans. 18; democrats, 32; no party, 8.
Second precinct Total, 135; republican, 36;
denuM-rals, 98; no party, 2.
Fifth ward: First precinct Total. ; re-
gubllcana, 18; democrats, 39; no party, I.
econd precinct Total, 81; republicans, 19;
democrat. 57; no party, i.
Sixth ward: Flrat precinct Total, 161; re
publicans, lol; democrats, 65; no party, 6.
Second precinct Total. 123; republicans, (5;
democrats. 53; no parly, 5.
Total registration, 1,397; total republican
registration. 6&; total democratic registra
tion, 671; balance scattering.
Mlaalag Ceaaal I Fonnd.
LAREDO, Tex.. Oct. 16 The wife of Con
sul Garrett received a telegram from ber
husband today, dated Guaracevl, etal ot
Iiurango, stating that he wa enroute home.
The cunsul and party had been detained by
nlah water In the Sierra Madra range and
w&r unable to reach, a telegraph nation.
LAND TITLES ARE INVOLVED
Test Case in w0. 1 Sapremc Coart
Affecting Patent to Thirty
WASHINGTON. Oot. 18 Argument was
begun In the United States supreme court
today in the rase of Nelson vs The North
ern Pacific Railroad Company, Hon. J.
Hamilton Lewi appearing for Nelson snd
Messrs. C. W. Bunn snd J. B. Kerr for the
The case Is a test one and Is Intended
to determine the point a to whether pat
ents granted to the railroad company are
valid in case in which the company's map
of definite location was filed subsequently
to settlement, the land having previously
been withdrawn from settlement In accord
ance with an order from the Interior de
partment. Mr. Lewis says that about 30,
000,090 acres ot land will be affected by
the decision in the case.
The cat of George Tsukamoto was sub
mitted without oral argument. Tsukamoto
ts a Japanese laundryman doing business
in San Francisco, who recently made ap
plication for a permit to put a sleam
boiler In his plant.
This request was refused by the city
authorities snd Tsukamoto alleges that the
refusal was due to his nationality as per
mission similar to that sought by him had
been granted to others. The present legal
proceeding was Instituted to compel the
authorities to permit the boiler to be aet
up. The case was decided against blm by
the circuit court for the northern district
of California and an appeal wss then taken
to the supreme court.
The court also heard argument In the
case of the American School of Magnetic
Healing vs J. M. McAnnulty, postmaster at
Nevada, Mo. The case turn upon the con
stitutionality of the right ot the postoffice
department to refuse to deliver mall to
the school on the ground of fraud.
HAZING IS THING OF THE PAST
Military Academ Now Suffers From
Malaria Instead of Student'
WASHINGTON, Oct. Is. Colonel A. L.
Mills, superintendent of the United States
Military academy, bas made his annual re
port. He makes the following reference to
During the year there, haa been no relaxa
tion of preparatory effort to make perma
nent the reforms already accomplished
bearing on the treatment accorded new ca
dets by their older comrades. The regula
tions governing the subject have been care
fully enforced and, with a single exception,
cadet have shown a soldierly regard for
their obligations. The exception referred to
Is that of a cadet who, without authority,
made a fourth class man assume a con
strained position and used threatening and
abusive language, to him. For this offense
the cadet wi.s bt ought to trial by court
martial and dismissed. No one conversant
with the progress new cadets make appre
hend any III effect in training from tho
passing of basing. .
The maximum number of cadets Is 492.
Th scademlc year opena with 471 cadet,
divided into four classes. One cadet 1
from Costa Rico snd on from Venezuela.
As a result of the examination for admis
sion during the last year the incoming class
wa 118. 1 " if
The . Board of Health has Reported dis
tressing prevalence -of. malsflu traaam.1tted
by mosqultos.v ' As a means of. Improving
this condition 'be report says, efforts will
be continued to secure the permanent erad
ication of mosquitoes by draining and fill
ing all poola and marshes.
GOING EAST T0 BUY FARMS
Party of Xobraakans Said to Con
template Changing to
(From a Staff Correpondent.)
WASHINGTON. Oct. 16. (Special Tele
gram.) According to a Baltimore paper
of today a parv of six Nebraskana called
at the atate emigration bureau in that
city yesterday to discuss matter pertain
ing to farming in Maryland and Nebraska
with , the emigration authorities. This
party, comprising five men and one woman,
had taken advantage of the low passenger
rate granted on account of the Grand Army
of the Republic snd bad com east for
the purpose of looking over farm lands
In Maryland. Member ot the party looked
over several farms and according to the
paper Informed the emigration officials
that they liked the climate and nearness
of markets to the farms; that they could
not go to Maryland this year owing to
leases now In existence, but hoped to be
sble to Move there next spring.
S. Mattley ot Omaha is In Washington
DECIDES ON FIELD GUNS
War Department Will Combine Good
Point of Many
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 The Board of
Ordnance and Fortifications today definitely
decided on a recommendation regarding a
field day for the United States artillery. It
this recommendation I approved the ord
nance bureau will proceed with the manu
facture of guns, using a a type the best
feature of variou gun which have been
considered by the board.
It la probable that most features ot the
gun constructed by the ordnance bureau,
which received the partial endorsement of
the board, will be retained. This gun was,
however, defective in some point. It wa
considered too heavy and the breach mech
anism was not strong enough. It I ex
pected that these defects will be remedied
by using appliance of other guns.
PLAN TO REDUCE THE ARMY
Enlistments to Be Dlaeontlnned I'ntll
Milium Allowed by Law
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16. The order re
ducing the army to the minimum of 59.600
men 1 In course of preparation at the war
department, and Is one ot a aerie ot or
der that have been Issued cutting down
the regular army a the decrease could bo
made a a result of reduction of the force
in the Philippine.
The manner la which this order will be
carried rut Is to discontinue enlistments
until the number fixed bas been reached.
Canada Take America' Trade.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 18. Ths sxport duty
on lumber Imposed by British Columbia has
resulted In driving a number ot American
sawmill across th line.
A short report to the Stat department
from Consul Dudley at Vancouver says the
shingles produced In 'Canada go Into th
I'nited State notwithstanding tb duty.
There I a demand for 5,000 or I, poo men to
werk In the mill and logging camp, al
though th wage offered ars lower than
on the American tlv
WELCOME CHRISTIAN HOSTS
Jadgt Hsloosib, Majsr lioorst sad Citissas
Vsic Public. Isntiment.
BIG CONVENTION'S AUSPICIOUS OPENING
Generoa and Appreciative Responsea
to the Ueneron Reception
Extended by the City
Seven thousand people In one audlencel
Among them 2,500 from point other than
Omaha, South Omaha or Council Bluffs, the
entertaining cities. A choir of more than
100 leadiLg a congregation ao powerful In
voice that its ensemble was as measured
thunder Dignitaries of church, of state
and of municipality Joining in words of
welcome. Distinguished visitors respond
Such are the reasons for declaring au
spicious the opening at the Coliseum last
night of the International convention ot
the Christian churches a convention that
now gives every promise of overshadowing
all predecessors In Omaha' history.
Grim and uninviting as Is the exterior of
the ancient building, Its Interior appear
ance last night wa one ot such cheering
brilliance and all-engulfing commodious
nes that the disappointment over the fail
ure of the Auditorium to materialize in
time for this meeting was almost forgotten.
Aa early as 7 o'clock there begsn to flow
In through the est doors a stream that
gained ia volume the minutes passed
and that had no ending until an hour later.
The ushers did well their part, filling the
rows solidly from the front and making a
compact mass of the audience a mass
which finally extended from wall to wall,
beginning at the foot of the ample stage
snd continuing two-thirds the length of
the great chamber.
Long before all bad arrived. In fact
promptly at the promised hour ot 7:30, the
song service was opened, and by 9:30 the
benediction had been pronounced and there
remained only the general reception, which
gave hundreds sn opportunity to meet other
hundreds, snd Incidentally gave the street
car company a chance to care fairly well
for a crowd which, bad It desired to en
train at once, must have quickly swamped
the meager capacity of the Dodge line.
Choirmaster Makes a Hit.
W. E. M. Hackleman of Indianapolis, as
conductor of the music of the convention,
was the first "speaker" of the evening.
His words were few, for he had only to
give the request that the women remove
their hats. With this be won the initial
applause of the convention. Turning im
mediately .thereafter be signaled the chotr,
recruited from the church singers of the
three cities, snd "We Are Marching on to
Zlon" stirred ths souls of the Christian
throng, with instrumental accompaniment
by two sianlsts, an organist, a cornetist
and a violinist. Before Its echoes were
gone there followed "The Sword ot the
Lord," then "Redeemed," then "Trust snd
Obey," then "My Jesus, I Love Thee,"
then "Blessed Hour of Prayer" and finally
"Will There be Any Stars?" a aolo by Rev.
Frank Wilkinson, singing evangelist.
Rev. W. T.Hl!lon. pastor: of the North
Side Christian church ot Omaha, succeeded
the musicians In occupancy of the front of
the rostrum, and said:
A little more than a year ago the Dis
ciples of Christ felt a need here of some
thing to give further impetus to our work.
One man said we could capture this con
vention. We consulted the Commercial
club and the club said It would rejoice if
we could be successful, but did not believe
we could. We consulted the papers and
the papers gave us a glorious pledge of
aid, but could hold out small encouragement
as to our ability to get the great gather
ing so soon after Minneapolis had enter
tained It. This man still said we could. He
continued to say we could after we got
aboard the train for the convention city
and he continued to say we could until we
did. And ever since then, when difficulties
have arlxrn, he has again said, "We can."
He has led us always and Is still leading
us. I want to introduce that man who has
been our perpetual Inspiration. Ills name ts
C. S. Payne and he will now address you.
Payne is Modest.
Mr. Payne was greeted with rousing
cheers but attempted no address. He In
clines to works rather than to words snd
after requesting that there be the best of
order preserved throughout th -invention
in order that none might miss w; at was
being said, he retired In favor of Judge W.
W. Slabaugh. whom be Introduced as the
man who bad stood shoulder to shoulder
with the foremost workers In the great un
dertaklng. Judge Slabaugh was equallj
pointed and modest, saying:
Preparing for a convention Is to us as
marriage I to most people, a new and novel
experience. But ever since mat little band
of workers went to Minneapolis under
Brother Paine and brought back the con
vention, the Disciple her have tolled tire
lessly, aided by the citizenship and by the
press, without which no great movement
can succeed. Now, with the sunshine of
these beautiful days, God's benediction
seems upon us and our labors crowned.
Judge Slabaugh then presented to Rev.
Harvey O. Breed en, pastor of the Central
Christian church of De Moines, president
of the convention, a gavel made from the
wood used in the construction of the con
vention' building; to Mrs. Nancy E. Atkin
son, Indiana, vlre president of the Chris
tian Woman's Board of Missions snother
made from tb wood o: the first church
built In Omaha by the Disciples snd to F.
M. Rains of Ohio, corresponding secre
tary of the Foreign Christian Missionary
society, another from the same historic
Former Governor Silas A. Holcomb, ono
of the Judges ot the supreme court, was
then introduced by Chairman Paine, who
designated him "A loyal Disciple" and one
entitled to speak a word of welcome on
behalf of the state.
Judge Holcomb, after felicitous greetings
snd a general review of the good agencies
of the state, among which he emphasised
particularly the educational provisions,
Holcomb Speak for State.
Tou have captured our heart; you are
welcome to our home and that which we
may contribute to your comfort and happi
ness Is freely bestowed. It la altogether
unnecessary that you should encomuuKa
our goodly city and land with your buglers I
and armorbearers. The blowing of horns I
ana ine blaring or trumpets nave been ef
fectively dune by the local committee on
arrangements. We ahould, if we could, kill
the fatted calf, not because you are re
turning prodigals, but In order to give ma
terial proof vt the eubetantlal character of
our unbounded hospitality and of the great
pleasure It affords to obey the precept
which says It Is more blessed to give than
to receive. We are unable to du all we
otherwise would In this regard because,
notwithstanding fat cattle are roaming over
a thousand hills, In countless valley and
over the broad pralrlua, the mammoth
packing establishment In our adjoining
sister city of South Omaha Insist that all
the fat calves aa well as all kine shall be
driven on I's shambles, there to be
slaughtered, dressed and prepared for the
table, and distributed to you and me In
We are a home-making and a home-loving
people. Were it possible, 1 would that you
or some of you could extend your visit be
yond the limit of the state's metropolis and
observe the dally life of our people through
out the length and breadth of our fair
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
CONDITION OFJTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fair Friday, Sat
urday Showers snd Cooler.
Trniperatnre at Omaha Todayt
Hoar. Dear. Hoar. Dear.
B a. m 4I 1 p. m M
H a. m 4S U p. m M
T a. m...... 44 .1 p. m To
H a. m ...... 4 p. m U
9 a. m nl B p. m
lis u. m B.I H p. m ...... IIS
11 . m n T p. m HI
12 m (14 H p. nt HI
t p. lu BM
BEVERIDGE PRAISES UNIONS
Sny They Are Doing Mach In l)f.
troylng Kvlls of
BRIDGEPORT, Cortn.. Oct. 16. A meet.
Ing addressed by I'nited States Senator Bev
erldge of Indiana and presided over by
Senator Piatt of Connecticut opened the re
publican campaign here last night. .
Senator Beverldge spoke chiefly on trusts
and pledged the administration to purge
them of the evils which are not being re
moved by natural causes.
The evils he complained of are the rais
ing of jirlce to the consumer, the reduction
of wages snd ovcrcapltaltxatlon. "But even
these," be said, "are being operated upon
by forces outside of legislation."
He spoke particularly of organized labor,
which, he said, 1 curing the second evil.
His invocation, "more power to the arm
of organized labor," was cheered loudly.
Senator Beverldge made only a passing
reference to the coal strike, speaking ot
It as ons of the problems successfully
solved by a republican president.
SOON LEARN POLITICAL GAME
Police Prevent Federala Registering
In Porto Rleo and Proceed
ing are Mere Farce.
8AN JUAN. P. R., Oct. 16. The election
registrations have been a complete farce.
The federals were shut out In a majority
ot the precinct of the Islands by an order
of the executive council placing a major
ity of reports on each board.
At Vlques elgth insular policemen
guarded the booth, no federals were admit
ted and none registered. In many towns
there have been no federal registration
and la consequence in several places In ad
dition to Cayey the federals formally re
tired from the elections. In order to rem
edy this the supervisor of elections al
lowed an extra registration day yesterday,
but with the same result.
Wherever federals did attempt to reg
ister there waa disorder. Shooting af
fairs occurred st Agua Dllla, Corozed.
Vieques snd Mayaguez. Some persons were
wounded, but there were no fatalities.
Wholesale arrests of federals were made
snd thousands of protests snd charges
have been filed.
SCENTS MORE CORRUPTION
Circuit Attorney Threatens Prosecu
tion of Men Who Returned
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 18. Circuit Attor
ney Folk, who returned from Columbia, Mo.,
, tonight because of 'the continuance ot the
trial ' of Colonel Edward Butler, charged
with attempted bribery, will tomorrow be
gin an Investigation to learn why a dep
uty sheriff returned marked 4 unfound"
aubpoenaes for four witnesses for the de
fense in tbe Butler trial.
He said' "I Intend to sift this matter
thoroughly, as the whole thing looks like
a put-up job. It will go before the grand
Jury. Such things will not do in the sher
iff's department. We cannot afford to
overlook auch palpable neglect."
PREFERS AMERICAN PAPERS
Crown Prlnco of Slam flay Type
Hart HI Eye, bat Otherwise
Pree I Good.
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 16. The crown
prince of Slam, who arrived here today, held
an Informal reception for the representa
tives of Philadelphia newspapers this even
ing. He said be wished the American news
papers would use larger type. The print
here hurts his eyes. It ts larger in Eng
land, be said, but In other respects bs
thinks be likes the American newspapers
best, "Just ss I like the American people
best. They sre so big-hearted and easy
to get acquainted with."
He believes there is s great field for
American commerce in Slam, especially for
CERTIFICATES ARE INVALID
Pennsylvania Coart Hetties Dlspnte
Between Rival Factions of
the Vnlon Parly.
HARRISBURG, P., Oct. 16. The Dauphin
county court today declared Invalid the
certificates of the stats nominees of the
Psttison snd Pennypacker fartiona of tbe
union party. This action disposes of a
bitter contest growing out ot sn effort to
secure the union party endorsement for
the rival candidates for governor on the
democratic aud republican tickets.
Tb convention wa originally called to
gether in tbe Interest ot Robert E. Pattisou,
the democratic nominee, but was captured
by friends of ex-Judge Pennypacker, the
republican candidate, and the dispute wa
brought to the court in this city for aettle
ment. CREW IS PROBABLY DROWNED
Yawl Boat In Which They Lcava the
Steamer I Fonnd Bottom
Side I p.
CLEVELAND,' O., Oct. 16. J. C. Gilchrist,
owner of the wrecked steamer, C. B. Lock
wood, received a telephone message from
Ashtabula late this afternoon stating that
the yawl boat which put oft from the
teamer when it wa sinking Monday even
ing, has been found, bottom up, in tbe
lake. There ws no tracs of the ten men
who left In the boat and It I believed they
Movements of Ocean Steamer.
At New York Sailed I -a I-orralne, for
Havre; Fuerst Bismarck, for Hamburg,
etc.; Carthaginian, for Glasgow.
At Cherbourg Arrive! Blucher, from
New York, for Hamburg, and proceeded.
At Liverpool Arrived llhyniand, from
At Queenstown Arrived I'ltonla, from
Boston, for Liverpool, and proceeded. Sailed
Noordland, for i'hlladi iphla; Majestic, for
At Plymnuth Arrived August Vlrtorla.
from New York, for Cherbourg and Ham
burg, and proceeded.
At Kotterdam-Halled-Rotterdam, for
At Hou t ha mpton Arrived Friealand,
from New York. ,
At the Lizard Passed La Champagne,
from New York, for iiavr.
MEN WILL RETURN
DslrgwU Osnventisn 8alltd fsr Ifsada to
Ortsr Beiumption f Wsrk.
BOTH SIDES PLEASED WITH COMMISSION
Operators and Minsrs Bsth Bay BosmtsU
Ohsss Wiielj and Well.
NO DATE FOR ARBITRATORS' MEETING
Procesdings Will Last Lang, u Iifsrma
tion for Fatnrs Ui is Wasted.
FLOODED riTS WILL DELAY PRODUCTION
Some Owners Have Kept Men Below
Ground Pnmplng and Timbering,
bnt Others Have Kot Been
Able to Do So.
WILKESBARRE, Oct. 16. Th miners art
to be sent back to work by s delegst con
vention called for Monday. This waa the
decision of the three anthracite district
boards which met here today.
The convention will meet in this city oe
Monday morning, and ft Is tbe belief ot
the union officers that mining will bs re
sumed before the close ot next week.
Tbe following is the official call:
To the Officers and Members of All Ical
Unions In Districts 1. 7 and : Gentlemen
At a meeting of the executive boards of
districts 1, 7 and 9, It was unanimously
agreed to Issue a call for a delegate con
vention and recommend to that convention
that nil mine workers now on strike return
to their former positions and working
placee and submit to the commission ap
pointed by the president of the United
States all questions at issue between III
operators and mine workers of the anthra
cite coal fields.
in pursuance whereof you sre hereby
notified that a convention will be held In
the city of Wllkeslmrre. Fa., beginning at
10 a. m. Monday, October 20.
The purpose of the convention will be to
act on the proposition submitted by the
president of tho United Slates.
Local unions will hold meetings not later
than Friday night and elect delegate to at
tend said convention.
The basis of representation will be one
vote for each loo members or less and an
additional vote for each additional loO mem
bers or majority fraction thereof. The
president unit secretary of each local union
will fill out one credential and one duplicate
credential for each delegute elected. The
duplicate credential should be given to the
delegate elected and the original should be
placed In the ha-uls of district board mehr
bers not later than Saturday night. The
district board members are Instructed to
have all credentials In the huncis of tho
credentials committee Sunday afternoon.
It Is recommended that delegates be given
full power and authority to act In behalf of
their local union.
The name of the hall In which the con
vention will be hid will lie announced later.
Hotel accommodations are being arranged
and will be announced to delegate upon
Respectfully submitted on behalf ot the
executive boards of district 1, T snd 8.
President United Mine Worker of America.
W. ii. WILBON.
GEORGE HARTLEIN, .
Secretary of Meeting.
Tbe citizen of the mining region are
elated becsuse business In ths coal fields .
haa been practically paralysed alnc ths ,
strike begsn. , . . , v.
Mitchell Isaac Statement.
From the time the news waa received lat
last night until about 10 o'clock this
morning there wa some doubt ss to bow
the miner would receive the modified
plan. President Mitchell wss ssked to
mske some expression on the proposition,
but he steadfastly refused. He wa pressed
again this morning for a statement and
finally at 10 cleared up the situation by
issuing tbe following bulletin:
WILKESBARRE, Pa., Oct. 16. 1902.-An-preclatlng
the anxiety and Impatience of ths
public and the mine worker for some au
thoritative statement from this office, I
issue thle bulletin, to say that I was un
alterably opposed to the acceptance or
acquiescence in the form of settlement pro
posed by the coal operators, because It
restricted the president of the United States
In making selection of the men who were
to determine the questions involved In ths
These restrictions having been removed
snd representation given to organised labor
as well as to organised capital, I am nov
prepared to give my personal approval to
a settlement ot the Issues Involved In thai
strike by the commission selected by th
president, and shall recommend to the ex
ecutive officers of districts 1, 7 and 8.
their meeting today, that an Immediate
call be issued for a convention, whose au
thorisation Is necessary to declare the
strike at an end.
In the meantime I trust the people of our
country will he as patient as possible, as
we are moving as rapidly as the Interest
of our people will permit.
President United Mine Workers of America.
When this was read to the district lead
ers snd groups ot miners who came to
headquarters to learn tbe news geoersl
satisfaction was expressed with Mr. Mitch
ell's attitude, snd from that time on there
was no doubt that tbe strike would be
brought to a apeedy close.
It was not until 2 that th thirty-seven
member of th three district boards be
gan their meeting, which lasted over two
Soma opposition wa manifested In th
meeting to certain feature of the plan, but
after a full discussion It was unsnlmously
decided to recommend the convention to
sccept ths proposition. Th boards which
met today and who practically declared th
atrlke off are tbe same which on May I
ordered hostilities to begin, which action
was approved, in tbe face ot Mr. Mitchell's
opposition, by the Hazleton convention a
few days later,
it is expected that some objections will
be raised at the convention to th arbitra
tion plan, but ths officers srs confident
that the opposition will disappear when
President Mitchell explains all the fea
ture of tt proposition to ths delegates.
May Wright Vote!
A questloa was raised today ss to
whether Commissioner Wright, who will
be the recorder ot tbe commission, will be
sllowed to vote in esse the six other mem
bers of tbe board sre equally divided. Mr.
Mitchell, when asked, appeared to be sur
that be could not.
The matte' of th term of year that lb
agreement shall be In force was also a
, aource of much Inquiry. Member of ths
: union are strongly opposed to th operssf
, tors fixing the period. One district presfj
I den( ssld this festurs bad been left to thf
I discretion of the commission, as sug
gested In Mr. Mitchell's proposition, whlls
other officla'e ssld they knew nothing about
it. Mr. Mitchell did not care to discuss
sny feature of the arbitration agreement
while the matter wss In tbs hands ot ths
individual miners for decision.
If th plans ot tho strlk leader srs not
disarranged s general resumption will tak
place sbout Thursday. It I expected th
convention will last two days, spd that
there will then b an Interval of on day
before th men go back to the mints.
Ther will not b enough work at first
for all tb atrlker. ss It Is ths tatentloa
ot th companies not to dismiss nonunion,
men who have stood by them during tb
strike, but of courss their organization will
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