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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE H, 1871.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MOHXI3U, OCTOUEIt 21, 1902-TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
Mitchell in Eea son able Addreis Urges
Acceptance of Arbitration.
ASKS LABOR AND CAPITAL TO BE FRIENDS
Sets Ho Ground for Perpetual Hostility
Between Two Organisations.
MEN AND MASTERS ARE INTERDEPENDENT
Btlitres BocsiTelt's Commission Will
Bocognise that Principle.
CONVENTION SQUABBLES OVER DETAILS
tlakea Many Motions to Esclnde Hoa
Aathnrlsed Persona and Finally
Adjnarne with Mttle or
No flnalnrsa Done.
WILKESBARRE. Pa., Oct. 20. The anx
Itusly awaited miners' convention met to
day, but 1id not reach a rote on the pro
posed plan of settlement, although It Is ex
pected to do so tomorrow.
There w rj 662 delegates present In the
Nesblt theater, where the convention
opened who were empowered by their local
unions to cast 867 votes for or against
President Roosevelt's proposed plan of
arbitration. The great majority of dele
gates were unlnstructed, but a few engi
neers, firemen and pumpmen, who fear that
the 6,000 strikers of those classes may not
get back their old places, have orders to
fight for additional concessions. This ques
tion proved the only stumbling block In
the way of an almost Immediate adoption of
the president's plan and the consequent
formal end of the strike. ft
At one time it seemed that the conven
tion was about to adopt the recommenda
tion of President Mitchell to end the strike,
but the steam men's plea was too earnest,
and the vote went over until tomorrow,
when It Is next to certain the strike wfll
be declared off by a big majority.
The leaders of the strikers, except Mr.
Mitchell, were hardly heard at all, the
anxious engineers being allowed to give
full expression to their feelings. But to
morrow, It Is predicted, the leaders will
be beard, and one of, them, a high district
officer, said today that there would not be
more than fifteen votes recorded against
the arbitration plan.
There were two sessions, forenoon and
afternoon, today, and the net result was
a permanent organisation, with Mr. Mitchell
In the chair, bis speech laying the presl
' dent's plan before the delegates, his elo
quent Impromptu speech advocating Its
adoption, and the appointment of a commit
tee on resolutions. This committee, as
Mr. Mitchell said to the delegates, would
prepare, a formal statement to the public,
telling fully and carefully why the conven- 1
tlon decided to continue the strike, -If It
should so decide, and why the strike waa
declared -off, It .that- .TJ the outcome of
the deliberations.- " '
The question before the convention when
It adjourned for the day was on the adop
tion of the resolution embodied in Presi
dent Mitchell's opening speech to call off
the strike and leave all questions to the
The surprise of the convention was the
Beclslon to admit newspaper men to all
the sessions, open or executive, when even
union miners eagerly waiting by the hun
dreds could not get Into the theater.
The pleas which won were that the re
porters represented the people, thst public
opinion had helped the strikers and that
the best way to get an accurate report of
this convention was to let the press repre
sentatives stay. Even the suggestion of
the press eommlttee to give the news to
the correspondents was turned down by
Convention Called to Order.
District President T. D. Nichols of Scran
ton calltd the convention to order at 10:20.
On account of pressure of business at strike
headquarters President Mitchell was unable
to be present until the afternoon session.
The routine proceedings wer,e followed by
tinging, the suggestion having been made
that, the convention be entertained for a
while by some of the "Sweet Welsh Sing
ers" of the organisation. t
A delegate from the Wyoming valley
caused a Storm of enthusiasm by singing
a tong entitled, "Give Three Cheers for
Mitchell for the Strike that We Have
Won." Songs and short speeches by other
delegates followed and the striking mine
workers for the time seemed to hsve for
gotten their troubles.
At 11:43 adjournment was taken until 2.
The afternoon session began at 1:10,
with only the accredited delegates and a
email army of newspaper men present.
Without any speechmaklng Mr. Mitchell
Was elected permanent chairman and Na
tional Secretary-Treasurer W. B. Wilson
was selected permanent secretary.
Just as the cheering for the election ot
the two officials was ended President
Mitchell walked on the stags. The instant
the delegates saw him they rose enmasse
and cheered for several minutes.
When the enthusiasm had subsided an
outburst of another character was precipi
tated by the newspaper correspondents. A
motion wes made to go into executive ses
sion, but before a vote could be taken a
petition was presented, signed by all the
correspondents, requesting permission to
remain. The petition pointed out the fact
that the entire country was Interested,
After some debate for and against the re
quest, the reporters won, but no sooner
bad the convention proceeded with the reg
ular business than a delegsta arose and
objected to the presence ot the newspaper
representatives unless the strikers who
were standing oa the street were admitted.
A desultory debute followed, and suddenly
a rush was beard In the upper gallery.
Borne one had burst open the door and
the theater was soon Oiled with almost as
many union men who were not delegates as
there were delegates.
Confusion relgnsd for a time and Presi
dent Mitchell, after he had reetored order,
came to the rescue and euggested that the
publto be permitted to remain until the
convention reached such business aa would
warrant the strikers in closing the doors.
This proposal was accepted and Mr.
Mitchell began reading h!a carefully pre
pared opening address.
Prealdeat Mitchell Speaks.
. He spoke at follows:
Gentlemen In opening this convention for
the transaction of business. I take pleasure
In extruding a warm arreting and welcome
tu the accredited rprrneniatlves of lha IM,.
If1 men and bos whose heroic struggle
tor living wage and American conditions
of employment has won the admiration of
the whole rlvlllsnd world. Language Is In
adequate to ekpn-ss the sense of pride I
fel in you and those you represent. Your
tti'ble defense of the principles of unionism
enaaara you to every man and every auinan
(Continued en Second Page.)
P'-VON IN THE CHAMBER
Qaei ,-arntlon of (horrh aad
Slat. 'llarnased by
PARIS. Oct. 20. In Chamber of
Deputies today Ernest Roche (nationalist)
Introduced a bill providing for the sepa
ration of church and state, the abolition
of the budget of public worship and the
suppression of the French embassy at the
The bill was presented as a challengo
to the government to tarry out the radi
cal program, M. Roche declaring that the
question had figured long enough In the
national platform and that If the struggle
spalnst the congregation was sincere the
government ought to csrry out the sepa
ration of church and state.
The deputy demanded that the Chamber
declare urgency for the measure, but
Premier Combes refused to accept the mo
tion, saying the bill was only intended to
embarrass the government.
Henri Brisson declared that he and his
radical friends would also oppose urgency
for the same reason.
Tho Chamber rejected the urgency mo
tion by 285 to 170 votes, but ordered an
early discussion of the counter proposi
tion referring all bills dealing with the
separation of church and state to a specisl
commission which M. Lasies (nationalist)
said meant a "funeral for the bills."
TO SEND INDIAN SOLDIERS
British Ooreraraent Takee t'p the
rronlera of Dealing with
the Mad Mallah.
LONDON. Oct. 20. The British govern
ment is considering the expediency of dis
patching Indian troops to Somallland to
deal with the Mad Mullah.
The British vice consul at Berbera, Som
allland, In cabling to the Foreign office here
the substance of the latest dispatch which
he received from Colonel Swayne, comman
der of the British force operating against
the Mad Mullah, referred to the Mullah be
ing In communication with "Kail Inger," In
the direction of the Webbe river.
He apparently meant "Karl Inger," the
former officer of the Austrian-Hungarian
army, who has aeveral times been men
tioned In conneotlon with the Mullah's
movements in Somallland. Inger Is also
said to have caused the British authorities
trouble In the Soudan some years ago.
General W. H. Manning started from Lon
don for Somallland some days ago in conse
quence of bad news from there and will
hasten the dispatcn of reinforcements from
JEWS BRIBE LAW MAKERS
Roaaisslas Lswi Good, bat Rot Ap
plied to Keep Hebrews from
LONDON, Oct. 20. The Dally Mall re
cently sent a correspondent to Roumanla
to investigate the Jewish queetlon there
and this morning the paper publishes a
letter in which he says that In -Roumanla
the laws are fair, but that there Is crying
Injustice in their application or rather their
non-application to the Jews,
The Jews, he writes, are persecuted not
on account of their religion, but because If
they were naturalised and treated Justly
they would own half the land and in short
"run" the country.
The correspondent declares that a large
number of Roumanian deputies derive large
portions of their Incomes from heavy
bribes for helping Jews to obtain naturali
WANTS' MURDERER PARDONED
Heqaest Made of Prealdeat Loabet la
Order that Condemned Mar
Be laed aa Witness.
PARI8, Oct. 20. An extraordinary re
quest hss been made of President Loubel
by the Marquise De Mores, daughter of
Banker Von Hoffman of New York.
Her request Is that the president of
France pardon Elkhelr, who waa condemned
to death last July aa one of her husband's
assassins. She wishes Elkhelr saved la
order that he may be used as a witness
against others, accused of, but not yet ar
rested for the murder of her husband.
The marquise says the tribesmen were
only tools and asserts that the real assassin
Is protected by the powerful personages who
organised the expedition which resuted In
De Morea' death in 1898.
GERMANS GIVE BOERS MONEY
Generala Colleet Large Mama and
Grow Weary Signing
BERLIN, Oct. 20. General Dewet spoke
In his nightshirt at 2 o'clock on Sunday
morning to a crowd of a thousand, who al
most stormed his trsln.
The generals collected $97,500 here. They
undertook to give autographic receipts to
every contributor of $1.25 and bad to spend
several hours dally signing receipts. De
wet said if It kept up his light arm would
be in a sling.
Envelopes containing money were thrown
Into the Boers' carriages when they were
CONSIDER GENERAL STRIKE
French Committee Saggeats IsU
Tarsal Stoppage All Over
PARIS, Oct. 20. A meeting ot representa
tives of the trades unices of France was
held here today for the purpose of con
sidering a general strike for an eight hour
dsy and old age pensions, etc., as de
manded by the striking coal miners.
The representatives declared they were
ready to acree to a general strike If the
movement was based upon the common de
mands of all working classes.
Revelation la Crashed.
NEW YORK, Oct. 20. 8enor Esteves, con
sul general ot Venesuela here, has received
the following cable from the Vensuelan
minister of foreign affairs at Caracas:
"Great battle In state Ot Cragua. Com
plete triumph for the army commanded by
General Castro. Revolution crushed. Peace
of the republic assured." .
Macedonian Leader Caaght.
VIENNA. Oct. 20. It It reported here
from Salonlca that Colonel Junkoff, leader
of the Macedonian Insurrection, hat been
captured In a village near Monastlr by Bul
garian peasants who are antagonistic to the
America Bays Steel Ralla.
BERLIN. Oct. SO The Hoerder Iron com
pany has received an order from America
for forty thousand toot of Heel rails.
IN MEMORY OF ME DEAD
Touching feature of Fourth Day of National
W, a T. TJ. Contention.
DEPARTMENT OF LITERATURE AND ART
Paper Read br Mrs. Entitle D. Martla
of Hew York Report of Depart
meat of Merer Shows
PORTLAND, Me., Oct. 20. A service In
memory of members and friends who have
died during the year was a touching feature
of the fourth day's session of the national
Women's Christian Temperance union con
vention. Reportt of superintendents also
During the forenoon ten-minute reportt
were made by seven superintendents. Mrs.
Emllle D. Martin of New York reported for
tho department of literature and art
Moat Hopeful Sign.
Mrs. Martin said there was no more hope
ful sign on tbe horizon of the organisation
than that they have gained the Influence
of public sentiment. Tbe press reflects
public sentiment and during the last yesr
the Journals of the country have given
larger space to purity and temperance.
Mrs. Martin asks for the adoption of a
resolution passed by the New York Count7
Women's Christian Temperance union, at
Resolved, That ths Innocence of youth,
the purity of middle age and the sanctity
of old age are alike shocked and degraded
by lllustatlons of the female figure un
clotred upon billboards and in other pub
lic places; we will use every proper means
by striving to awaken public sentiment
by appeals to city or state authorities and
by legal means If need be to have this
menace to public morals and stumbling
blcck to clean manhood and womanhood
removed. This resolution to be submitted
to all the woman's clubs and societies ask
ing their approval and endorsement of the
same, and inviting their co-operation In
To Regnlate Midway Dances.
Mrs. Martin alto urged the adoption of
Mlae Helen Miller Oould'a resolution "to
regulate the midway dances at the St. Louie
fair," which she said had been adopted by
the women managers, as follows:
That it is the earnest desire of the Na
tional Women's Christian Temperance
union that there be no indecent dunces or
Improper exhibits in the midway during the
World's fair at 8t. Louis and that the ex
position company be urged to use the ut
most care In awarding concessions for the
shows In order that there be no objection
She said: "We take courage in the fact
that the comptroller of the treasury has
decided that the appropriation of 15,000,000
for the exposition would be withheld un
less the contract to 'close the gates to
visitors on Sunday during the whole dura
tion ot the fair' la executed."
There have been 260,000 pagea of litera
ture printed and distributed free of coat
during the year.
Department of Merer.
Mrs. Mary F. Lovell ot Pennsylvania,, for
the department of mercy. In brief tald:
A department that makes Its chief aim
to systematically -Implant the humane idea
In the mind ot tbe human . raoe tieaervea
California haa enacted a state law during
the year requiring humane education - in
the public schools. In Colorado the same
haa been done and credit Is frankly given
to the Women's Christian Temperance
Nebraska adopted at Its last state con
vention resolutions to be presented to Its
Incoming legislature protesting against
trap shooting and denouncing It aa brutal
Mrt. Margaret D. Ellis of New Jersey,
for the department of legislation, reviewed
the work of the year.
The following resolution was passed:
Whereas, Almost all crime contains the
element of cruelty, and, whereas, the syste
matic teaching of the law of kindness to
every living creature has proved to be a
sure preventative of crime: therefore,
Resolved, That we recognize the funda
mental need of such teaching and earnestly
recommend It to all educators.
COLLIDING TRAINS KILL ONE
Fifteen Injured and Oae Dead aa Re
sult of Crash at
HEARNE, Tex., Oct. 20. Two persons
were killed and fifteen injured in a wreck
at Lewis this afternoon. The International
St Great Northern branch passenger train
was crossing the main line when. 1 freight
train ran into the chair car, cutting it In
The dead are:
JASPER HOWARD of Mart. Tex.
Mrs. Mary Ellison of Georgetown, serious.
C. Kllpatrlck ot Georgetown, serious.
J. W. Wood of FranUlln.
Miss Edna Hill.
E. H. Earl of Lott; Tex.
Harry McMahon of Palestine, Tex.
D. T. Lewis of Laporte.
W. O. Bailey, wife and sister, of Waoo.
Miss Msry Young of Bryan.
W. M. Dcnlson of Prairie Hill.
T. M. Patterson of Chicago.
T. M. Tyce.
Every physician of this city hat left here
for the tcene of the wreck.
GIRL BURIEDJN TWO CITIES
Meets Tragle Death and DISerenee In
Religion of Relatives Resalts
la Two Faaerale.
8T. JOSEPH, Mo., Oct. 20. (Special Tele
gram.) The body'of Zella Short, who was
accidentally shot tnd killed at Parsons,
Kan., last Thursday by her uncle, waa
burled in two cities.
Funeral services, conducted by two min
isters, representing the Christian and Meth
odist denominations, were held at Par
sons Frldsy and a large crowd of mourners
followed the body to the grave.
An hour later the young woman's body
wat on a northbound train for St Joseph,
the former home of the girl. Funeral serv
ices were sgaln conducted this afternoon
and again a large crowd saw the remains
lowered In the grave.
Tbe change was made because the rela
tives of the girl, being of different religious
belief than the uncle of the girl, were op
posed to her being burled by him.
THIEF VISITS GIRLS'" SCHOOL
Eaters Dormitory br Fire Escape and
Makes OaT with Money aad
MEXICO, Ma.. Oct 20 A burglar who
entered the girls' dormitory at Hardin
college last nlgbt by the Are escape and
atole money and Jewelry was finally put
to flight by Miss Bartha Pattenglll, a
Two of the girls whose room was en
tered were Intimidated Into keeping quiet
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GUARANTEE CONCERN MUST PAY
Sapreme Co art Kefaaea F.ntertatn
Case Growing Oat of Kelly
(From a Staff Corre. ponflent.)
WASHINGTON, Oct 20. (Special Tele
gram.) Chief Justice Fuller today an
nounced the decision of the supreme court
denying the writ of certiorari In the case of
the Guarantee Company of North America
against the Phenlx Inaarance, Company of
Brooklyn. The case Is iTtTeetlng n that
it affects a former resident of Omaha, Fred
8. Kelly, who was cashier ef the Phenlx In
surance company, having headquarters la
Omaha. In August, 1896. the Phenlx Insur
snce compsny made application to the
Guarantee Company of North America
asking thst it become surety for Fred S.
Kelly In the sum of $5,000. In compliance
with the application the Guarantee com
pany signed a surety bond which by agree
ment of parties was made to relate back to
May 27, 18, three months before the
original application for a safety bond wat
made by the Phenlx company. In the spring
of 1898 the Insurance company, believing
that Kelly was short In bit accounts, dis
charged blm from Its service and In Feb
ruary of tbe following year the Insurance
company brought suit against the . bond
company for tbe shortage' alleged to bo
due. As a result of a Jury trial a general
verdict was rendered In favtnvof the Phenlx
company for $4,836, with interest, from
August 1898, the time tbe alleged shortage
was called to the attention of the Guaran
tee company. On the ground that a gen
eral verdict wat Inconsistent with the spe
cial findings. Judge Mungef of the district
court entered a Judgment ef dismissal for
the Guarantee company andtfrem this Judg
ment an appeal was taken and presented to
the circuit court of appeals, which court on
the 21st of last April reversed tbe Judg
ment of the lower court and ordered a
Judgment entered on the general verdict of
the Jury against the Guarantee company.
Tbe Guarantee company not being satisfied
with this Judgment sought by thla writ te
have the case transferred to the aupreme
court of tbe United States, but the decision
of the chief Justice today makes this im
possible and the original verdict of the
lower court stands. Warren Bwltzler ap
peared for the petitioner and H. C. Brome
for the reepondent.
E. G. McGllton and W. D. McHugh of
Omaha left for New York today after filing
motions for wrltt of certiorari before the
aupreme court In casea in which they are
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Appointments la the Indian Service,
Among Them ' Oae nt
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Oct. 20. (Soeclal Tele
gram.) The comptroller . of the currency
nat approved the Chase National bank of
New York, Commercial National bank of
Chicago, and St. Paul National bank of 8t
Paul, Minn., as reserve ujents for tbe
Ftnnert' National bank of Ijrooklngs, 8. D.
The following Indian, tear V. appointment
was announced tnilsvf w.l rnt nt rmM.
cil Bluffs, la., teacher at Pohuete. New
Mexico; Frank H. Robertson of Eudora,
Townsley of Vermilion, 8. D.; Samuel S.
Mesa Grande, Cal.; Mp. Minnie A. Hout
Mesa Grande, Calif.; Mrt. Minnie A. Hous
ton of Edwards, Okla., cook at Wlnndbago,
The postmaster general haa accepted tbe
proposition of T. E. Parmelee to lease I ho
premises now occupied by the ptstofP.ee at
Plattsmoutb, Neb., to Include complete
A rural free delivery route will i es
tablished November 15 at Ames, Dodge
county. Neb. The route embraces an area
of thirty-four square miles, containing a
population ot 300.
SACRIFICE SPEED TO POWER
Designs for New Cralaera Are Finally
Approved by Naval
WASHINGTON, Oct 20. The naval board
on construction today finally decided on
the features of the armored cruisers auth
orized by last congress. Speed hat been
sacrificed In a measure to power.
By a vote of 4 to 1 Mr. Melville's propo
sition to give the big ships 25,000 horse
power tad a speed of twenty-three knots
at a minimum waa rejected and the horse
power will stand at 23,000. which he esti
mates will bring the speed down to about
twenty-one and a half knots. Tbe new boats
therefore will be three snd a half knot3
slower than the four famous English ar
mored cruisers of the Drake class. To off
set this -lack ot epeed the Tennessee class
will have a much more powerful battery,
namely, four ten-Inch guns In two turrets.
The ships have been given so much power
of offence and defence that the engineer-in-chief
will make a minority report, tak
ing the ground that the Intent ot congress
has been evaded and the - board has de
signed actual battleships and not speedy
PRESIDENT LIMITS CALLERS
Rot Becanse of Bad Health, bat for
Lack ef Room la Temporary
. WASHINGTON. Oct 20. While President
Roosevelt is progressing satisfactorily
toward complete recovery, he is receiving
few callers except his cablnst advisers and
those having important official business to
It la likely that on account ot the limited
quarters in the temporary white house
j formal meetings of the cabinet will not
be resumed until the president shall have
returned to tbe remodelled Whit House.
; That will not be probably before the mid
dle of November.
I The Japanese minister, Mr. Takahlra,
called at the White House today and pre
sented to President Utoosevelt Count and
. Counters Inouye, who are enroute to Japan.
Count Inouye is the Japanese minister to
REVENUE IS DECREASING
Datles oa Tobaeeo aad Permeated
Llenere Show Falling
WASHINGTON. Oct JO. The monthly
statement of the internal revenue depart
ment shows that total receipts for Septem
ber, 1902. were $18,885,670, a decrease over
1S01 of $1,718,778.
' The receipts from spirits increased $1,
824.817. while from tobacco they decreased
$24. 822, and from fermented liquors de.
For tbe three months of the present year
the total receipts show a falling off of III,-W.46T.
HILL TALKS OF MERGER
Bayi Northern 8ecnrities Company Was
Formed to Stop Stock; Bonds.
NO ONE CONSIDERED RESTRICTING TRADE
Fight for Oeean Control letmtl
Likely to Beneflt by Formation
et Holding Concern, bat
No One Meed Sell.
BT. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 20. Specisl Ex
aminer F. O. Ingersoll today In the United
States circuit court continued the examina
tion of witnesses in the case of the United
States vs. the Northern Securities com
pany, 'the first bearing having been ad
journed from New York to this city. So
licitor General J. K. Richards and W. A.
Day were attorneys for the Interstate com
merce commission, J. M. Beck represented
the government, while former Attorney
Oeneral J. W. Griggs. David Wilcox of
New York, George B. Young, C. W. Bunn
and M. D. G rover of 8t Paul appeared for
The New York hearing substantially com
pleted the government'! presentation of Its
case and the testimony to be given todsy
was on behalf of the defendants, the North
ern Securities company, the Northern Pa
cific railway, the Great Northern railway
and the principal officials- of those com
panies. Tbe entire day waa given to the testi
mony of J. J. Hill for the defendants. He
went over much of the ground previously
covered In his testimony before the Inter
state Commerce commission and in other
suits similar to this, but today he brought
out more fully that the exchange of Great
Northern atock for that of the Western Se
curities company was the act of Individual
shareholders. He dwelt at length on his
statement that the purpose of tho Northern
Securities company wat the protection ot a
great commerce with the Orient which tbe
northern lines had sought to develop in
competition with the world.
Mnat Act on Own Initiative.
The circular of the Northern Securities
company to shareholders offering to ex
change stock had heretofore been placed In
evidence, but today the attorneys, through
Mr. Hill, brought In a personal circular
letter tent by him to numerous Greet
Northern shareholders in answer to in
quiries, telling them that any action of
theirs in changing their atock must be
their own Individual action and not be in
fluenced by blm. Mr. Hill will be on the
atand again tomorrow, and will be followed
by Colonel W. P. Clough, Frederick Weyer
hauser and other defendanta or directors
of the defendant companlet.
It waa five minutes after 11 o'clock when
Examiner Ingersoll administered the oath
to J. J. Hill, president of the Northern Se
curities and Great Northern Railroad com
pany. The examination waa conducted by
George B. Young.
The testimony at first covered Mr. Hill's
official connection with tbe Great Northern
railway and the . previous . cempantea . of
which It waa the outgrowth. Mr. Hill told
bf the-traffic that could -be' "depended" on
along the Great Northern, especially the
lumber from the Pacific coast, the rate on
which had previously been prohibitory, but
was reduced from 90 cents to 40 cents a
hundred after his line was completed. He
also told in detail the development of the
In reply to a question Mr. Hill tald that
on the west end of his line the local supply
of coal was Insufficient Within the past
two years the difficulty of getting coal from
Pennsylvania to Lake Erie was very great,
his company being unable to secure a suf
ficient supply In 1900 for its own use at
either Lake Erie or Lake Superior ports.
Coal for domestic use was also unobtainable.
the terminals being unable to handle all
the cars. The case was even worse this
year, less than half the proper supply being
now on hand for the season. It was even
worse in the case of coal for domestic use.
The situation Is serious this year and will
constantly grow worse.
Barllngton Aids Fnel Sapply,
He referred particularly to bituminous
coal and spoke of tbe use of the Burlington
line as a means of supplying northwestern
needs for fuel, its connection with the soft
coal fields. Its low grades and tbe conse
quent possibility of large loads making
lower rates possible.
By the use of the Burlington for coal
business over that and the northern lines in
unbroken loads lower coal prices will re
sult. Tbe Puget Sound coal fields would
furnish a supply east of Spokane, the Brit
ish Columbia coal Is nearly as far away
and cannot be brought profitably this far
east. Recent developments have taken Ibe
coal shipments north from St. Louis to
Northern Minnesota, and the return load
will be Iron ore from the Minnesota rangts.
The direct connection with tbe barllng
ton makes possible a lower aad more cer
tain rate on this class of business. Tbey
must take all business possible to the coast
or else it would be necessary to raise the
rate on tbe east-bound lumber. A trunk
line to Chicago, St. Louts and other cen
ters makes it possible to control the re
turn shipments and keep down the ratea.
The Burlington connection gives greater
uniformity in car service and also makes
possible the handling of unbroken train
All conditions affecting the Great North
ern would naturally affect the Northxrn
Pacific similarly, especially so In the mat
ter of coal supply. Both roads must handle
business both ways in order to compete with
everything that floats and to compete with
the Suei canal route but they were doing it
successfully. They compete with 'Jermuny
snd Great Britain in transportation and
production and with Norway and Swoden
in transportation alone, in a less degree
with the Panama route
Manufacturers from Ohio and even some
parts of Pennsylvsnla must have a rail hrul
In either direction and can be transhipped
either across the Atlantic or Pacific. Rail
road competitors to the Pacific coast are
the Canadian Pacific, Union Paclflo tnd
Southern Paclflo and a new line undsr con
struction. His chief competition, howsver,
was with the conditions all over the world
and not alone with these western railways.
Speaking of the new line of steamships!
he said the first ship would be launched In
December with a tonnage of 28.000, or 10.000
tons more than the Celtic, which la the
largest ship now afloat.
Cotton and machinery showed remarkable
Increases In oriental traffic within the last
year, while oil and some other commodities
decreased. The year ending June. 1902,
showed about double the oriental ship.'
ments of the previous year.
Fall te Get Barllngtoa.
At the afternoon session the questions
were directed mainly toward the so-called
merging of Interest. Mr. Hill said la 1897
ths project of securing tbe Burlington was
considered, but tbe Great Northern was
unabls to do thla alone and the Northern
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CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Felr Tuesday and
Witrmer In North Portion; Wednesday,
Temperatare at Omaha Yeaterdayi
Hoar. Dear. Hoar. Uts.
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YOUNGER'S SPIRITUAL WIFE
Allan J. Maeller Says Fameas Des
perado Waa Her Trae
BOISE. Ida., Oct. 20 Alixa J. Mueller, the
sweetheart and betrothed wife of Jim
Younger, who committed suicide In Bt. Paul
Saturday night, hat been here tlnce laat
Today the said:
Jim wrote me under date of October 18.
stating be had given up all hope and waa
out of work. Saturday he telegraphed me:
Don't write.' He was driven to this act
by his persecutors.
I am his wife, understand spiritually. No
scandal has ever attached to my name, but
before Ood he la mine and mine alone. My
life work will be to place him right before
the world. I have wired the authorities to
cremate his body. It was his request.
Miss Mueller will leave this afternoon for
ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 20. The disposi
tion to be made of "Jim" Younger's body
has not yet been determined. It has been
embalmed and will be kept here until Mrs.
Etta Rollins of Dallas, Tex., sister of tbe
Younger brothers, can be heard from.
Younger frequently expressed the wish
that hie body be cremated when he died.
This plan will be carried out. but It may be
cremated here or taken to Kansas City.
Deceased members ot the family. Includ
ing Bob Younger, who died In the state
penitentiary, are burled In a cemetery near
Kansas City where Jim will ultimately reat.
It it not likely that Cole Younger will
be allowed to accompany hit brother's body
away from here because of the law gov
erning his parole which forbids bis leaving
MANAGER VOTES MANY PROXIES
Meeting of Grand Island Railway To
day Will iltot Divulge Owner'a
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Oct. 20. Raymond Du
puy, general manager of the 8t Joseph
Grand Island railway, will attend the an
nual meeting of the company to be held
at Hiawatha, Kan., tomorrow.
Mr. Dupuy will vote all proxies for di
rectors except three, which. In order to
comply with the atate law, will be held by
employes of the road in Kansas.
While Union Pacific interests are believed
to have bought up a controlling amount of
stock, tbe change In management of the
Grand Island will not take place for some
time. .. -
-Just who wnt U ro4 w!U not be. re
vealed at tbe meeting tomorrow.
DEAD MAN APPEARS IN COURT
Says Trial for Mnrder Mar Stop
mm the Victim Still
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 20. Just as the
ease of Clarence Peake, charged with the
murder of Silas Hulln at Clinton, Tenn.,
was about to be called In the luprnme court
today, a man entered tbe court room.
"I am Silas Hulln, who was not klllad by
Clarence Peake," he said.
Peake, who Is tbe son of a prominent
family, bad been sentenced to ten years in
the penitentiary, but Is now in the asylum
a raving maniac.
Hulln claims Peake shot another man
whose name is now unknown and that he
escaped on the first train and went to Colo
rado. LEAD INTERESTS MERGED
Deflnlte Aanonncemeat ef Kspected
Combine Will Be Made
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 20. Daniel Guggenheim
and Sol. R. Guggenheim of the American
Smelting and Refining company, Hugh
Grant Brown ot the Morton Trust company
of New York and Homer Wise, president
of the Union Lead and Oil company, ar
rived - In 8t. Louis today to inspect the
various lead properties controlled by the
While none of them would enter into a
detailed discussion of the plans of the
coming lead merger, they said only a short
time would elapse before official announce
ment of the completion of the combine was
COMMITS CRIME BY ACCIDENT
Woman Shoots Hasbaad While At.
tempting Suicide and la
PITTSBURO, Oct. 20. Involuntary man
slaughter was the verdict found by tbe Jury
today In the case of Mrs. Ida Wilklns, whose
sensational attempt at suicide in a flat at
No. 81S Federal street, Allegheny, resulted
In the killing of her husband. Major Wil
liam Denny Wilklns, on September 10 last.
In the effort made by Major Wilklns to pre
vent his wife from taking her life, she
fired a shot and the bullet entered her hus
band's forehead, causing hit death.
KANSAS CRIMINALS CAUGHT
Alleged Marderere of Morrlsoa Are
How la Jail, with Oa a
8EDALIA. Mo., Oct. 20. Sam and John
Butcher, brothers, are In Jail here, and
Charles Bradshaw, an ex-eonvlct from Kan
sas, is hiding in the woods near Windsor,
badly wounded, as ths result of a battle
with Bedalla and Windsor officers Sunday.
The three men are charged with robbing
tbe poetofflce at Lamoote a month ago and
killing a storekeeper named Morrison at
Pawnee. Kan., on October L
Movements of Ocean Vessels Oot. SO.
At New York Arrived Oscar II, from
Copenhagen and C'hrladanla; Minnehaha,
from London: Zealand, from Antwerp; Fur
nessla, from Glasgow.
At Queenstown Hailed Celtic, for New
York; Georglc, for New York.
At Bremen Arrived Kaiser Fiiederlch
der Qrosee, from New York. Sailed Urea
lau, for New York.
At Plymouth Sailed Patricia, for New
At Antwerp Arrived Frlealand, from
At Gibraltar Arrived Trave. from New
ELECT NEW OFFICERS
Members of Foreign Chriitian Missionary
Society Select Leaders for Tear.
A. M'LEAN OF CINCINNATI PRESIDENT
Chief Eiecntivo Mores Three Thousand to
Tears on Eloquent Appeal.
PRESENTS FAMILY OF DEAD MISSIONARY
Wife and Tamily of Man Known as "Bert
Friend Japan Ever Had."
SACRIFICES HIS LIFE ON FOREIGN FIELD
Dr. Dye, Sooth Virion, R. L. Prnett,
Japan, and Other Heroes of the
Gospel Are Introduced
OFFICERS OF KOREKiX CHRISTIAN
Pitsldent A. M'LEAN. Cincinnati
, A. B. PHILPUTT, Indianapolis
Vice President .
W. B. DICKINSON. Clnclnnstl
C. DEWEE8E. Lexington. Ky
Vice President "... .
, l- 3- SPENCER. Lexington, Ky
...GEORGE A. MILLER, Covington, Ky
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Auditor RI SSELL ERRETT. Cincinnati
DR. P. T. KiLGOUR.' Cincinnati
"Tonlrht SOO.OOfl 000 hnmnn hln lit hla
world are hungry in body; are without food
to satisfy its natural cravings. But worse
than that, tonight 1,000,000,000 you cannot
comDrehend that sum human hatnva' tn
hungry In soul; are without Christ, and, I
uaru io say ii, are wnnout nope. These
flarures are not anokan thniivhtlnasiv th..
are carefully estimates based upon the best
auinoriiies i couia una m books and In
months and months of travel with prob
lems of the world's evangelization as my
This declaration wsa amonv ihu.
last night's session of the Foreign Christian
Missionary society at the Coliseum by John
n. moii, teaaer or tne student Volunteer
movement reneral secretary nt tt r.,M,
Student Christian federation and a Congre-
gatlonallst For an hour he held an audience
of 6,000 people under the snell of his ilmnl.
oratory while be literally drove Into them
one statistical comparison after another,
and all to the end of convincing them that
neitner tne ties or family, tbe comforts of
home nor the opportunities for a narrow
tame soouta retard youns- neonla from vnt.
unteerlng for tbe foreign service In Christ's
behalf. - .
Greatest Day la Charch's History.
It was Immediately after his addreaa that
President. McLean raised a trembling but
emphatic hand toward beaven and aatd:
ureiorcn mis naa been the araataat anit
the grandest day la the history of our so
Othert there were who croclalmait it tti
greatest day with only the exceptions of
Founding day and Jubilee day. In the his
tory of the Christian church. From ft
o'clock In the morning until 9 o'clock at
night, with only the rccessea allowed for
mncn ana dinner, the rostrum of the great
building. SUDDOrted one after innth.. r
distinguished speakers who were Inspired
with the fervor cf a high purpose to which
mey naa consecrated all of future earthiv
existence and to which they had given al
ready many or ttieir best years.
Today another great department nt th.
church, the American Christian Mliilnn.r.
society. Is to occupy the Coliseum, the con-
iriDutions to De these:
Leader of song. DeLoss Smith, Indiana.
B:u a. m. Devotional service, George L.
.:4',a' ";-Preelilenfa address, "The Gos
pel For This Age." Harvey O. Breeden.
10:15 a. m. Report of the acting board of
managers. Benjamin Lyon Smith, corre
sponding secretary. ' ,
lG:3f, n m Hm,w,i nf V. . v. i . . . .
extension. George W. Muckley, correepond
Inir apt'rntnrv K
xJi a m -introduction of Charles H.
V nite, Illinois.
11:00 a. m. Business session; reports of
11:30 a. m Address, "Mahomet and the
Mountain," Howard T. Cree. Bt. Loula
turkyd!r f "n'" Robert M' HPkins, Ken-
2:30 p. m. Devotional service, O. W. Law.
rence, Maryvllle. Mo. w
i':W p. io. Report of board of ministerial
relief. A. L. Orcutt. Indiana. m,nl"l'"l
8:10 p. m-Ad.lresa The Great Debt of
This Great Reformation." J. B. McCleery.
S:60 p. m. Reports of committees.
Rov. Cree substitutes on the morning
program for R. H. Crossfleld of Kentucky,
who wat to have spoken on "The Vision
Splendid," but who wat prevented uaex
pectedly from attending. W. M. Taylor on
"Porto Rico" will fill Mr. Cree'a vacancy on
tbe afternoon program.
The 2,000 soldiers of ChrUt who attended
yesterday's session ot the Foreign Chris
tian Missionary society in tbe Coliseum
were moved, hundreds of them to teara,
when President A. McLean of Cincinnati
presented the widow and three young chil
dren of Missionary Charlee E. Oarst who,
after sixteen years' service for the society,
and after winning from a native legislator
the compliment of being called "the best
friend Japan ever had," died when la the
society's service at Tokto, lour yean ago.
"These," declared President McLean, with
teara In hit eyes, "are this soclety'a warda.
These children are our children ourt to
take care of. When a hero la sacrificed
we believe In caring for bis family and
giving his children an education aad we
will do It!"
His words might have evoked cheers had
there not been in to many throate that
strange welllng-up prompted by the tame
feelings that prompt teara.
President Dlscoaragee Applaaae,
It was, throughout, a vigorous teuton,
though prolonged demonstrations were dis
couraged by President McLean, who asked
that they be discontinued. "There waa no
applause on the Mount of Olivet," he tald,
"and there are tome thlngt now too sacred ,
After the half hour's devotional aervlce
and the appointment of committees, the an
nual reports were made. These were di
gested In Sunday morning's Bee. after their
presentation to tbe bosrd of managers.
They were supplemented Monday with
a vigorous tslk by F. M. Rains, correspond
ing secretary of the Foreign society, who
wishes $-'00,000 for tbe use ot tbe society
and who told of tbe readiness with which
General F. M. Drake had given 110,00, and
requested that others do as well, propor
tionately, with equal readiness. Secretary
Rains also displayed a specially designed
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