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OMAHA, THURSDAY MOKNIXi, OCTOBER 30, 1002 TEN PAGES.
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NAMES TURKEY DAY
, Rooservelt Proclaims November 27 as
" TUaksgiYing Day This Year.
AMERICA HAS MOST REASON TO REJOICE
Been Blessed Since Independence More
f"Than Majority of Nations.
EACH DECADE SHOWS MORE PROSPERITY
Now Country Enjoys Material Well Being
and Strives for More.
PAST YEAR EXTRA PROSPEROUS FOR ALL
Therefore Heroin men la General C
aatloa of Work nnd Attendaarc at
Church to Render Homage to
Giver of All Good.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29. President Roose
Swat 1 f t nil t to mlmA It tat r,rnrln m m f Inn Anm a.
Dating Thurday. November 27. at a day of i
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The proclamation la as follows:
Arcor1lng to the yearly cuiMom of our
people It frills UKn the- preaident at thli
f'Mon to appoint a oof of festival and
tbenkHglvIng to Cod.
Over a century and a quarter haa passed
alr.ce this country took Its place among the
ratlon of the earth and during" that time
h have had on the whole more to be
thankful tor than haa fallen to the lot of
ny other people.
Generation aftr generation has grown to
manhood and pased away. Each haa had
to bear Its peculiar burdens, each to fuce
Its special cris'.H, and each haa known years
of f rim trial, wfteit the. country was
rreraced by malice, domestic or foreign
levy, when 'i rand of the Jrd waa heavy
upon It In t i uth or flood prstllence, when
Ir. bodily d'-litxt hnd sngulsh of soul It
paid the p lal'.y of. folly-, knd a forward
Nevertheless, decart by deiejade, we have
struKKied onward ailfrupward; we now
abundantly enjoy material ' well being, and
unrior the .favor of rh Jdo( High we are
striving rnely to -achieve moral and
"The year that haa iua cloned haa been
one of peace and
overflowing - plenty.
. Starely has any peop
prosperity than we srednow enjoying. For
, thla we render heartfelt and solemn thanks
to the UiVer of Good, and we seek to praJoo
Jllm, not by words only, but by deeds, by
the way In which we'do our duty to our
selves and to our fellow mem
Now, thcrvfore, I, -Theodore' Roosevelt,
president of,the Unlte,d Staten, rie hereby
deHlgnate as a day of general thankel ving,
Thursday: the 27th of tH' coming Novem
ter, and dt recommend that throughout the
land the pteple cease from their ordinary
Kvuupattnns snd In their several homes and
plnoes of wntrithlp render thanks unto Al
nh(hiy OrlJor the manifold .blessings of
the 4ast year. .
In witness whereof I have hereunto set
my Band and caused the seal of the United
Btatee to be ajflxed.
I.tone at. the city of Washington this 29th
day of October, In' the year of our Lord
V.mi, and of the Independence of the United
mates the 127th.'
By the' President;, .
, '.- ,;- .:.''', IOHN .HAY,
(Beat.) ,. ' Becretary of State.
MUCH WORK IW ARMY; POSTS
HrtVr matter' "Department Busy
Prepnrlgrf&W 'and Ttti'"
ting. Contracts. ' ,.-
4'.From a Staff Correspondent.)'
WASHINGTON, Oct.,; 29 (Special Tele
gram. ) The recent congress provided ra
. ther generoua appropriatlona for repairs
and new work at various army posts of the
country and the force of the quartermaster
general's . office, ia busily preparing plana,
letting contracts, etc., to carry on the
necessary worki Thero Is considerable work
being dona at army osts. In Nebraska,
BoutU Dakotaend Wyoming. ' At -Fort Crook
only ordinary repairs are being made and a
mall additional atable Is being erected.
No new work Is being done at Fort Nio
brara but extensive repairs are being mad
at thla post. Plans are being prepared ta
expend the $20,000 appropriated for enlarg
ing the barracks and stablea at Fort Robin
aon. The usual annual repaira at Fort
Robinson are progressing satisfactorily.
At forts la Wyoming much work la In
progress and more being planned to be
carried Into effect with appropriatlona al
ready secured. Fort Russell Is to have two
large additional buildings for officers' quar
ters and also a building large enough to
accommodate one additional battery of field
artillery. Bids for the latter are now In
the hands of the quartermaster general but
contracts have not been awarded. It ap
pears 1 that the War department and the
city of Cheyenne are In a controversy re
tarding water supply, and pending Its set
tlement no work will ba commenced on the
building for additional Held battery. Ex
tensive improvements are contemplated at
Fort MacKenxle and bids are now being
considered by the quartermaster general
No new work la provided for at Fort Yel-
lowstone, but considerable repair work Is
now being done there.
A new double barracks costing $50,000
lias been authorised for Fort M,eade. 8. D.
Proposals have been Invited and a number
of bidders have responded. These bids ars
now being scrutinized at the department
and it Is expected the contract will be
awarded soon. It Is expected all will be In
readiness to begin work at Fort Meade at
the earliest possible moment next spring
and the bulMluga completed during the
coming summer. . .
JAPAN ARBITRATES DISPUTE
Aaierlra Will Shnra Beneflta of Land
Court Derisions Arraasred
la - Earope.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 29. The United
States will participate In any benefits thai
may be derived by Germany, Great Brit
ain and France In the arbitration, an
nounced yesterday In Paris, of the ques
tions relating to foreign land holdings In
Tho Japanese government baa fully ac
quainted Becretary Hay with the negotia
tions leading up to lbs agreement and as
the United Statea cltlieua had similar
claima to thons of other natlona the Jap
aneso government agreed to give them the
benefit of any decision of the arbitrators.
SCHLEY'S NAJWE NOT TAKEN
Many Persons Go on Bill la Plaee
of Admiral Samp,
WASHINGTON. Oct. 29. Ths question
cf substituting another name for Admiral
Sampson In the case of the United States
against W. T. Sampscn -am up again to
day when Jam H. Haydeo, counsel for
the defendants, submitted petitions by
Mrs. 6ampson and Rear Admirals Evans.
Taylor and Cotton. Captains Chadwlck and
iaton. Commander Luclen Young and
leutenant Commander Sharps, Jr., that
their names) be aubatituttd.
FATAL AFFRAYS IN PORTO RICO
Mom f Bad Riots Occur oa the Island
Over the Hrilnlralloa of
BAN JUAN. Porto
Mt. 29. In-
complete returns fro van. ''ft,, of the
Island regarding the last reB , " day,
yesterday, confirm the report! . t
and shooting occurred in many tov
violence was used everywhere. V
The rumor that the federals were ahuv
out at Ban Lorenzo, where a mob attacked
the police, with the result that two of the
rioters were killed and fifteen men, among
whim were three policemen, were des
perately woundtd, Is also confirmed. It is
added that the mob entered the town carry
ing a corpse at the bead of the procession.
The police attempted to disperse the par
ticipants In a flgbt at Patlllaa, a federal
town, which was Invaded by a large mob
of republicans from Guayama, which forci
bly took possession of the tooths, shut out
the federals and registered the whole of the
Ouayaraa non-residents' party. In the
shooting and rioting, which ensued four
men, were badly wounded. Including Cor
poral Cepero of the Insular police.
At Ponce many shots were fired, but there
were no casualties. Minor disorders, stab-
blngs and other woundlngs have been re-
New ana li
operative lntsructlons had been
issued by the government officers aa to
registrations, but they were generally dis
regarded by the election Judges. The fed
erals were not permitted to register and
were forcibly kept out of the bootha.
Practically there was no federal registra-
tlon throughout the Island.
MORGAN SCHEME IS KILLED
Parliament Hefoaea to Revive Hla
Tobe Bill, and May Reject
LONDON, Oct. 29. The House of Com
mons tonight refused to allow the Morgan
tube bill to be revived. Mr. Yerkea waa
denounced during the debate for his "dis
honorable transactions" and "dirty
methods," but tt was held that the trouble
was all In one family, anyway.
The disputes promise to involve London
ers in the thorny problem of whether the
county council or private speculators shall
aupply locomotion needs.
The debate In the House of Commons led
to strong language.
Sir Lewis Mclver described the transac
tion of the London United Tramway com
pany as a scandal without precedent In
committee work. He said the game was to
make London railways pawns on tho
checkerboard of Wall etreet and that Par
liament must take care that there be no
suspicion of Its taking any side In the
quarrel. The next aesslon of Parliament
should start fair, with a clean slate, and
consider the matter afresh.
"When two of a trade fall out the county
council may perhapa come by Ita own," he
All the London papers express satisfac
tion with the result of the debate and pro
test against American capitalists being per
mitted to exploit London transit. Discus
sion of the county council's status follows
political lines, the conservative papera
being against and the liberal papers, la
favor Of the municipalization of transit.
FRENCH MINERS GIVE UP
Men Return to Work, Tboagh Arbi
tration Negotlatloaa Enarnajo
PARIS, Oct. 29. The miners' national
committee, accompanied by a number of
socialist deputies, called on M. Combes to
day to request information on tho arbi
It Is said the committee haa learned that
the mine ownera have not agreed to treat
with the minera or respond to the govern
ment'a offers of arbitration. The matter
will be raised In the Chamber tomorrow in
order to establish the responsibility for the
continuation of the conflict. If M. Combes'
response is not satisfactory, the socialist
deputies will propose a parliamentary in
vestigation of the strike.
In the meantime the miners are becoming
discouraged and returning to work. The
Roanne cotton spinners are also returning
DUTY ON CATTLE AND SHEEP
Germany to Impose Rata of Three
Dollars and Fifty Cents Per
BERLIN, Oct. 29. In the Reichstag to
day the tariff committee's proposal to Im
pose a minimum duty of about $3.50 per
double hundred weight on cattle waa passed
by 161 to 120 votes.
A minimum duty of about $1-60 per
double hundred weight on sheep waa also
The Reichstag also passed a minimum
duty of about $3.50 per double hundred
weight on pigs.
By 162 to 132 the Reichstag adopted the
minimum duties on meat, wl'h the exception
of bacon, as fixed by the tariff committee at
$9, $12 or $14 per double hundredweight,
the duty varying according to the methods
of dressing. Later the duty on bacon was
fixed at $9 per double hundredweight.
CUBAN SUGAR TRADE DOOMED
General Wood Saya'Islaad Mast Suc
cumb Commercially With
LONDON. Oct. 29. General Leonard
Wood, former military governor of Cuba,
questioned today, aald: "In view of the
present crisis the Cuban sugar Industry Is
absolutely doomed unless reciprocity with
the United States is arranged. I have the
strongest reasons for believing that a re
ciprocity bill will ba passed during the
next session of congress."
FAMINE THREATENS CHINA
Short Crops and Cornered Rice Lenda
to Much Sutler,
VICTORIA, B. C, Oct. 29. The Chtneae
Benevolent adclety has received a cable
from South China asking for assistance for
the famine-atrlcken people. Crops have
failed In five largely populated districts.
The richer Chinese have cornered ths rice
supply and raised the price-
tlbllsred to Apologise.
PORT OF SPAIN, Island of Trinidad. Oct.
29. The captain of the' French cruiser
D'Estrea haa obliged General Velutlni. the
special commissioner of President Castro
of Vsoeiucla, at Carupano, to go on board
the warship and apologize before witnesses
for tha recent Illegal arrest of the local
manager of the French cable company and
tha consular agent of Franca at that port.
MIXERS HONOR THE LEADER
"Mitchell Day" is Generally Observed In
the Anthracite Beg ion.
GENERAL SUSPENSION OF ALL WORK
Men Farade the Streets fa Holiday
Attire, After Which They Listen
'o Speeches by Well
Known Labor Orators.
WILKESBARRE, Pa., Oct. 29. Mitchell
day was celebrated by ail the union miners
in the anthracite region today. There was
general suspension of work. A few wash
eries were working, but their output of
coal was very small.
President Mitchell arrived from New
York today. He will go to Scranton to
attend the first aesslon of the arbitration
commission. There were demonstrations
In many of the nearby towna today and
after the parades the people flocked to
Wllkesbarre In large numbers to aee the
Amidst alternating enow and sunshine
12.000 men and boys marched over the prin
cipal streets of Wllkesbarre today. The
procession was headed by National Board
Member John Fallon, who acted as chief
marshal. President Mitchell, Rev. Powers
of Spring Valley, III., Mitchell's home, and
"Mother" Jones occupied the first car
riage. President Mitchell' was given an
ovation all along the line of march. There
were fully fifty bands and drum corps In
After the parade a big mass meeting waa
held where addresses were delivered in
four languages. The speakers urged the
men to remain loyal to Mitchell and the
Mitchell Pleads for Good Work.
Mr. Mitchell waa the last speaker.
said In part.
I want union miners to prove better
workmen than nonunion men. I desire the
men and operators to meet. I do not want
to make enemies of the operators.
In closing 1 wish to Impress upon you
that membership In the union Is the only
safeguard. The operators are not going to
pay the bill of the strike. They will make
the workers pay It if they can, but If not
they will make the public pay It. It be
hooves the mine workers to see that they
are not made the. victims.
Stick by the union and the union will
stick by you.
HAZLETON, Pa., Oct. 29. The United
Mine Workers of Hazleton and surrounding
towns celebrated "Mitchell day" here by
holding a parade, in which about 8,000 men
SCRANTON, Pa., Oct. 29. "Mitchell day"
threw Idle all the collieries of this region
except the Oxford. A notice posted at the
head of the shaft said any one who did not
report for work today would be discharged,
but despite this some of the union men
Joined the West Scranton celebration.
SHAMOKIN, Pa., Oct. 29. Mitchell day
waa observed here today. Seven thousand
United Mine workers, headed by the Tenth
regiment band and troops, paraded the
streets, after which the mine workera were
addressed by several labor leaders.
No collieries were In operation and all
business was generally auspended... I
ARBITRATORS , GO TO MINES
Oat of the Commissioners Buys Thinks
Work Will, Be Completed
. Within Two Months.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 29.--The majority ot
the members of the anthracite coal atrtke
commission left here thla afternoon for
Scranton, Pa., ' where they will meet to
morrow to begin the investigation of the
conditions In the mining region. The party
consisted of Commissioner of Labor Carroll
D. Wright, General John M. Wilson, Bishop
Spalding, Grand Chief E. E. Clark ot the
Order of Railway Conductors. Assistant Re
corders Moseley and Nelll and three stenog
raphers. The other members ot the commission are
also expected to reach Scranton by tomor
row. Judge Gray, the chairman, ia at Wil
mington, Del., and expecta to board thi
train on Us arrival there late thla after
noon. Messrs. Watklna and Parker are In
New York City and have been officially
notified of the departure of the othera from
here. The commission will spend tomorrow
at Scranton arranging the details of the
trip through the coal fields. The hearings
will not begin until the formal claims of
the minera and the answer of the operators
have been filed.
The first place to be visited by the com
mission after leaving Scranton nrobably
will be Wllkesbarre. Tba tour of the com
mission through the coal fields in advanco
of the hearings will be of a preliminary
character, aa the eame pointa, in all prob
ability, will be visited later for the purpose
ot taking the testimony of the mine bosses,
foremen and the miners themselves.
To require the miners to leave their work
and travel any considerable distance to
testify before the commiBA'on would li'volvs
considerable "hardship ujton the men and
also Interfere to some extent with actual
working of the miners, in the preliminary
inspection and Inquiry Into tho conditions
at the mines the Itinerary till be mapped
out to cover the several important coal
fields of ths anthracite region.
None ot the membera of the commission
are willing to be quoted In predlctiona ot
the length of time the work of the commis
sion will consume. Thy say that they will
go Into the subject exhaustively and one of
theia aald privately today tha; he beUevd
the report would be ready wltbln two
"It either of the partlea to the contro
versy should refuse to abide by the decision
ot the commission, what coull bo done?"
the commissioner waa askod.
"I do not regard that aa a possibility,''
was his answer. "We seeno reason to an
ticipate anything of tha sort. 1 do not be
lieve that either aide could face the force
of public opinion by rejecting 'be conclu
sions which they have ig.-eol in advance to
SCRANTON. Pa., Oct. 29. The anthracite
coal strike commissioners arrived here
District President Ntcholls will be the
principal representative of the minera at
tomorrow's Inspection of the mines.
On Friday ths commission will spend the
day visiting collieries In and about the city
ot Scranton and viewing the mining
suburbs. Saturday they will go to Wllkes
barre. Twenty-five accountants were brought
here today from New York by the Erie
company. They will assist In arranging
data for preaentatloa to the commission.
MONTREAL IS CLOSED PORT
Darken Strike aad a Ships Are
Brine Worked at
MONTREAL. Oct. 29. Two thousand dock
laborers have atruck. completely tying up
shipping La this port.
ATTORNEYS REACH AGREEMENT
nimm "tlnnlatlon aa to Evldeaee o Be
Admitted la Hearlsg of
ST. PAUL, Minn.. Oct. 29. The hearing
of evidence before Special Kxamlner Inger
soll in the case of the state of Minnesota
against the Northern Securities, the Great
Northern and Northern Pacific Railway
companies and others, set for today haa
been postponed until "November 13.
Attorney General Douglaa tor the state
and the attorneys for the Northern Securi
ties company have been consulting for sev
eral days with a view of preparing a stipu
lation of what evidence taken in the fed
eral case against the company and in the
Power case may be admitted to the record '
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necessary to go over the same ground again, j
Such a atlpulatlon haa been agreed upon
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for today to November 13 in New York City.
Mr. Inrersoll Is also the referee In the
federal case and the hearing In that case
was adjourned to November 10 In New J
York. The plan Is to adjourn the hearing 1
In New York of the state case from day to
day It necessary until he federal hearing
la completed and then to proceed at once
with the hearing In tha State case. It Is
expected that the taking of evidence in the
east will be completed before any wltnessea
are heard In the west.
The stipulation agreed apon Is:
It is stipulated that either party may in
troduce In evidence the testimony of any
witness thit has been or may hereafter he
taken or atlivilated Into tha record In the
si.lt now pending between the United Stale a
and these defendant companies and
others, subject to such objection as
may at any time be made to the
materiality or the relevancy of such
testimony or any part thereof. But
when the testimony of any such witness is
objected to the whole of his deposition and
the exhibits thereto, and not any part less
than the vhole thereof must be offered.
Nothing shall prevent either party from
examining additional witnesses or from fur
ther examining or cross-examining any wit
ness whose testimony, taken or stipulated
In said .ilt, mny have been Introduced in
the suit by either party under tha stipula
tion. It was also verbally agreed that the at
torneys should agree on a atlpulatlon of
facta In regard to such matters aa are not
In dispute. These Include the fact that
the two Unea are competing lines, the
amount of certain shipments made on the
lines and the present proprietary Interest
in lands owned by the state, and similar
questions concerning which an agreement
of facta can be reached by both partlea.
NEGRO GIRLS ARE MURDERED
Posse of Whiten and Blneka Are la
. Cloae Pnranlt of tho
WTNN, Ark., Oct. 29. Mary, Sophie and
May Gibson, aged 17, 12 and 10 years re
spectively, daughters of Thomas Gibson, a
prosperous negro farmer, were killed and
one of them was the victim of a criminal
assault at their home near here yesterday.
A posse composed ot whites and negroes
la now on the track of the murderer and
If he is caught he will be summarily dealt
Tha murders occurred while Gibson, tha
father, was away from hotr . attending a
(irons, t Hs-hadrteft theI-.4 gins alone
in the house. Inside of tb house he found
the bodies of two of the girls with their
heads crushed, while the body of the third
was in the yard terribly mutilated. The
girl had been subjected to the most atro
David Cross, an old negro, waa arreated.
Cross denied all knowledge of the crime
but finally confessed that he had witnessed
the killing and said that a negro' named
Johnson waa the guilty man.
VETERANS DENOUNCE RIVALS
Call Dryenforth's Kew Body Political
Inatend of Frnternnl Or.
BOSTON. Oct. 29. The Union Veterans'
union in state convention In Chelsea today
took steps toward the reorganization ot
the national department and incidentally
Robert St. George Dyrcnforth and the new
organization of which he is the head came
in tor scathing denunciation at the hands
of Department Commander Daniel W.
Gould, Past Commander Wood and others.
' In his annual address Comander Gould
The national organization known as "Bat
tlemen," of which Robert St. George Dy-
renforth Is the head, haa of its own weight
broken Into fragments. It became so de
moralized in seeking tor political power
that it accepted Into Its ranks people who
never saw any military or naval service.
thereby making It a political Instead of a
It was recommended that a committee of
eleven be appointed to represent the Mss-
sachusetta department in any convention
called tor the reorganization of the na
ROBBED OF A LARGE SUM
Wealthy Saloon Keeper Glrea
Eight Thousand Dollara at
Point of a Revolver.
APPLETON, 'Wis., Oct. 29. Martin
Cornelius, a wealthy saloonkeeper of this
city, waa held up and robbed ot $8,000 late
Cornelius waa in Oshkosh yesterday,
where be Intended purchasing some real
estate, and thia accounta for his having
auch a large sum of money at the time
of the robbery.
He arrived at Appleton about o'clock
and boarded a trolley car. Upon leaving
the car he waa confronted by two men
with revolvers, who ordered him to throw
up his hands. The money, which waa In
one roll and consisted ot bills ranging in
denomination from $10 to $500, waa carried
In his Inside vest pocket. .
After securing the roll the robbers
warned Cornelius against making an out
cry. So far no clue to the highwaymen
has been found. )
PASS AGREEMENT REAFFIRMED
laderslandlnac Between Weatern
Roada Regardlaar the Iaanaaeo of
Traaaportatloa la Continued.
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 29. At a meeting ot ths
executive officers of western and south
western railways, held hero in response to
the call Issued by James V. Mshoney, chair
man of the western trunk lines committee,
the old agreement aa to the issuance of
pssses to official and employes of the lines
intereated waa practically reaffirmed.
A committee of three waa appointed to
confer with trunk line officials on the anti
pass question, as follows: Darlua Miller,
vice president of the Burlington: J. T. Han
rahan, vice president ot the Illinois Central,
and A. C. Bird, vice president of the Chi
cago, Milwaukee A 6t. Paul. Jamea V.
Mshoney of Chicago waa re-elected chair
man and the 'meeting adjourned to meet In
8u Louis on December X.
bOERS STATE THEIR CASE
Make a Pathotio Appeal for Aid for Their
COUNTRY IS LAID WASTE THROUGH WAR
Swords ran Bo Made Into Plowshares,
bnt Cattle and Other Keresaltlea
of an AaTrlenltaral Peo
ple Are Ooae.
(Copyright. 1901, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, Oct. 29. (New York World
Cablegram-Special Telegram.)-The Boer
generate. Botha, Dewet and Delary, have
1-adfastly refused to speak or write for
Publication alnce heir arrival n Europe.
But Botha, as chief of the mission.- has
now given the world the following digni
fied and pathetic final state of their posl-
""i""1'' w , . .
"Swords may be readily beaten Into
f'owVrg: but 11 UMnot ,M MJ to 'U
them Into floe pena. Nor is the rough and
racy language ot soldiers and farmers a
suitable medium for the diplomatic dis
cussions ot Europe. My comrades and my
self felt this keenly from the outset and
would much rather have atrlven In our
humble way to make history thsn write It;
that Is to aay, we would gladly have co
operated with our new government to
smooth away all traces ot bitterness left
by the war and left the foundation for the
wellbeing of South Africa. That haa been
our fervent desire from the first, not the
drswlng up of manifestos and appeals. Yet
we took the latter course Instead of the
former and our words were misconstrued
and our actions assigned to wrong motives.
Our very alma were mlatated and con
demned. "The British people have no reason to
doubt our sincerity. It we needed testi
mony on that score It would be tendered
by Lord Kitchener and other representa
tives ot the British army who bad deal
ings with ua. We then gave our word and
since them we have kept It. We called on
our people to come In and lay down their
arms. How many million pounds were
saved the British nation by that aurrender
It la needless now to reckon up.
"Having accepted the terms Kitchener
waa authorized to offer us we have never
sought to have them modified. What we
sought tor was not a modification of the
terms of the peace treaty, but Immediate
help, of which our people are In sore
need. The farms and the agriculture
which made the South African country all
It waa no longer exist. The cattle and
the Implements, without which work can
not be resumed, are gone. The woeful
desolation which the war brought In Its
train Is Intense and widespread. To hear
such things Is not the same as to aee them
embodied In the suffering women, wasting
children and strong men, powerelesa In the
midst of ruins and ashea to help either. .
"Having come to plead the cause which
seemed to speak eloquently enough ot It
self, we were sorely disappointed by the
result. At leaat we bad every reason to
consider that we had failed in our errand.
"It is assumed that we did not take
kindly to a loan. That supposition ia gra
tuitous. Aa ' to the ahape In which ma
terial help should be givea-wa had neither
the right nor the will to pick and choose,
but having seen no prospect of receiving
such help we appealed In our urgent need
to all the natlona of the world. That
course has been aharply criticised. So far
aa we can see all that our appeal to for
eigners Implied waa that our people were
In sore need of Instant relief."
KRUGER PUBLISHES MEMOIRS
Says He Tried to Stop War, but Boer
Antipathy Waa Too
LONDON, Oct. 90. It is expected that a
second installment of extracts from the
Kruger memoirs will be published today.
It Is understood they give a narrative of
the former president's career, but do not go
into political questions or advise the Boers
as to the future.
Mr. Kruger takes palna to explain that he
did his best to prevent the war, but th
Boers' Inborn antipathy to foreign inter
ference proved too strong for him.
Mr. Krueger declares Mr. Chamberlain
waa undoubtedly the late Cecil Rhode'a ao
complice In the Jameson raid, and that he
appointed Lord M liner British high com
mlsstoner In South Africa With the direct
Intention of driving matters to extremes.
"This tool of Mr. Chamberlain." says
Mr. Kruger, "carried out hla mission faith
fully and turned South Africa Into a wild
British policy in general the former pres
ident aums up in the following sentences:
"Lies, treachery. Intrigues, and secret In
vestigations agatnat the governments ot the
Mr. Kruger declarea that the Transvaal
national union waa under Cecil Rhodes'
paramount influence from Ita very Incep
He describes how, after the Jameson raid,
when the republic waa practically defense
less, he became convinced ot the necessity
of preparing for war and gradually accumu
lated war materials.
STATE CASE IS ALL IN
Molineux Defenae Will Begin Today
and Probnbly Last Over
NEW YORK, Oct. 29. The proaecutlon
In the Mollneux caae reated today after
the defense had secured an important ad
vantage by the decision of Justice Lambert
that the reading of the teatimony given at
the first trial by Mamie Melando and De
tective Farrall waa inadmlssable.
The greater part of the session waa de
voted to the, examination ot a handwriting
expert, who, like all those who' have pro
ceeded him, testified that one hand wrote
the poison package addresa to Barnet and
Cornish letters and lettera admittedly
written by Mollneux.
The presentation ot the caae for the de
tense la expected to occupy not more than
two days and interest centers in the ques
tion whether Mollneux will testify In bis
CORNICE KILLSAND MAIMS
Falls on Three Kansas City Men with
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. Oct. 29. John E.
Livers, a building contractor, waa killed,
William H. Ennia, a carpenter, waa badly
Injured, and Jobn Taylor, a negro, was
painfully bruised today by a brick cornice
weighing a ton. which fell from the aev
enth floor of the Rock Island Implement
company's building la the west bottoms.
Tbs cornice had Just been put In place to
repair tba damage done by a recent lira.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fair and Cooler In
Northeast Portion; Friday Fair and
Trmaeratore- at Omaha Yesterday I
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JAILED FOR CONSCIENCE SAKE
Jsdge Released After Year la Prison
for Refusing; to Order
KANSAS CITY, Oct. 29. Samuel C.
Peden. ex-Judge of the county court ot
St. Clair county, Missouri, who has been
In jail at Maryvllle since May, 1901, lor
contempt of court In refusing to order a tax
levy to pay bonds pledged for the Tebo &
Neosho railway In 1879. waa today released
by Judge John F. Phillips.
Judge Peden several months ago aent hla
resignation to Governor Dockery and a
successor waa appointed.
Judge Thomaa Nevltt, presiding Judge ot
the St. Clair county court. Is still In Jail,
where many of hla predecessors, all having
refused to order the tsx levy, had pre
viously spent their terms of office.
Three-year hunt ended
Father Flada Children of Divorced
Wife In Mlaaourl Or.
ST. LOUIS, Oot, 29. After a search ex
tending Over three statea and nearly three
yeara, Prof. Henry M. Wills haa located his
two little daugbtera lb the Methodist Or
phans' home her. Prof. Wills haa applied
tor a writ ot habeas corpus asking that the
children be restored to him.
In 1899 the parents were divorced and
the mother took the little gtrla to Ten
nessee from their former home In Indiana.
Last August the children were placed in
the home here and the father learned ot
their whereabouta only a tew daya ago.
Judge Fisher, in the circuit court, granted
the writ ot habeaa corpua, returnable to
morrow. '. .
RICH BRIDES MADE TO ORDER
Con0denoe Trick Mnn Arrested for
CHICAGO, Oct. 29. Expecting to meet a
rich and lovely woman who wants a kind
husband," John Valentine Kaiser came from
Festua. Mo., to Chicago yesterday.
He bad been corresponding with the "rich
and lovely," whose name was Msry Martin,
and aays he paid $S to secure an Introduc
tion. . When he went to the addresa given,
299 Wells street, he found saloon.
Kaiser told his troubles to the police
and the result was the arrest ot Jacob
Strosser, who waa found In the basement
of. the saloon, writing similar letters to
those received by Kaiser and signed Mary
RARE BOOKS SELL HIGH
Hawthorne First Editions Fetch Blgr
Prlcea at Boaton
BOSTON, Oct. 29. -At an auction of tho
library cf the late Edwin F. Connelly of
New York today a first edition, uncut copy,
of Hawthorne'a "Fanshawe" brought $840.
It waa printed In 1828. Next to tbia Inter
est was In a copy of Hawthorne's "The
Gentle Boy." In original paper wrappers,
printed in Boston in 1839. It contains a
frontispiece of Miss Peabody, afterward
Mra Nathaniel Hawthorne. It waa sold
KANSAS MAN KILLS WIFE
She Clatebes Divorce Decree Even la
Death aa Though Finding;
INDEPENDENCE, Kan., Oct. 29. C. W.
Hooper today ahot and killed hla wife,
Luietta Hooper, and then killed himself.
When found tha woman waa clutching a
divorce decree, which awarded her the
custody ot their four children.
The shooting occurred in the hallway
above tho postoffloe. The couple bad just
emerged' ' from a lawyer'a office, when
Hooper tired three shots, all of which took
effect, and then turned the weapon upon
BRYAN IS ON HIS WAY HOME
Completes Campaign Tour of Colorado
by Making Two Speechea
. In Denver.
DENVER, Oct. 29. William J. Bryan to
day completed bla Colorado trip, on which
he had delivered mora than twenty
speeches, and left for his home thla atter
Today ha spoke twice. In the Coliseum
hall at noon and In the Broadway theater
In the evening. Both auditoriums were
filled to their capacity. Mr. Bryan waa the
guest here of United Statea Senator Thomaa
GIVES EMPLOYES FARM LANDS
Wealthy Mlaaeapolls Man Remembers
Workers When Celebrating
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn., Oct.' 29. Charles
J. Swanson, a wealthy brick manufacturer,
baa presented each of hla employee with a
deed to forty acrea of farm land In Anoka
county In celebration ot hla sliver wedding.
None ot the land la worth less than $15
Movements of Oeenn Veaaela, Oct. 211.
At New York Arrived: lieaaba, from
London: Rotterdam, from Amsterdam.
Balled: Philadelphia, from Southampton:
Majestic, from Liverpool.
At Liverpool Bailed; Teutonic, for New
York via Queentown: Wea'ern and. for
Philadelphia via Queenatown: Buenos
Ayrean. for Bt. Johns, N. F.. Halifax an I
Philadelphia. Arrived: Oceanic, from New
At Hong Kong Arrived: Duke of Fife,
from Tacomaj Km press of India, from Van
couver; Kaga Maru, from Beattle via Yoko
At Lizard Passed: Bt. Louis, from New
York, for Southampton; Cambrian, from
BvHion. for Londou.
At Qjenstown Arrived: Belgenland,
from Philadelphia, for Liverpool, and pro
ceeded; New England, from Iiostun, fur
Liverpool, and proceeded.
, At Rotterdam Arrived: Potsdam, from
New York via Boulogne Bur Mer.
At Bremen Arrived; Grosser Kurfurst,
from Xm York,
CROPS OF NEBRASKA
lemarkably Abundant Tield Harvested by
Farmers of ths State,
NEW RECORD IS MADE FOR WHEAT CROP
Over Sixty Million B tubals Returned and
Quality is Excellent
KING CORN MAINTAINS HIS SUPREMACY
Not a Record, bnt Flenty for all Purposes
Ready for Cribs.
MINOR CROPS ARE ALSO ABUNDANT
Oats, Barley, Potatoes, Hay and Al
fa I fa Show Ip atretic and Other
Farm Staples Are
NEBRASKA'S CORN CROP.
ltMMt . S41.)ittl,(l2r
OTHER FARM PRODI CTS.
article lOOZ. IPOO.
Wheat AO.2tA.ll7u 80,T01,83
lata SH.BOS.tlor 4H,7M.t,42'J
Hye 11. TUT. 123 S.BitO.tTr
Barley S.lBa.SXl S.T61.2AO
These figures tell more eloquently thsn
any words the story ot Nebraska'a agri
cultural prosperity. Not only has the po
sition of the state aa a member of the corn
belt been maintained, but the claim to rec
ognition aa a wheat producer haa been
more than vindicated. Five yeara ago Ne
braska made a bid for admission Into the
list of statea wherein wheat la raised In
such quantltloa aa to ba considered a fac
tor In the markets of the world. This pre
sumption was met by some evidences of
skepticism on the part of those who pretend
to fix tha lines In this regard, and Nebraska
was told to make a reputation. In 1897
the wheat crop of the state waa In the
neighborhood of 30,000.000 bushels. In two
yeara It had Increased by about 10,000,000
bushels. Now, Ave years after the propo
sition wss made, the total crop Is more
than doubled, reaching to over 60,090,000
bushels. In this connection a cloae study
ot the large table presented herewith will
be of Interest, as It show how the farmers
have changed and that while the acreage
of corn has decreased, the acreage ot win
ter wheat haa been largely increased. In
the northern countlefe spring wheat I still
raised. The crop for 1902 Is divided as fol
lows: Wluter wheat: Acreage, 2,046,198;
yield, bushels, 49.406,808. Spring wheat:
Acreage, 722.132; yield, bushels. 10,809,862.
This is by far the biggest wheat crop ever
raised in Nebraska. Gome difference ot
opinion exists between the farmers, tho
elevator men and the eaatern buyers as to
tba merchantable qualities ot tha crop.
Local elevator men insist that U should
grade No. Z, while the eastern men Say not.
At the local mills tt Is being made tip into
a fine grade of flour, and the dispute aa to
Ita grade will likely not be aettled, as the
price depends on the grade.
King Corn's PI antes.
In 1900, which waa In many respects Ne
braska's record year for corn, seventy-nine
countlea returned an acreage of 7,721,209,
with a total yield of 241,836,527. Is 1902
eighty-four countlea return an acreage of
corn amounting to 6,773,170, with aJotal
yieici 01 2zt,zui,ou Dunne is. This decrease
In acreage Is In a large measure due to the
fact that the crop of 1901 waa almost a
failure, and the price of need corn waa ao
high that many farmers did pot put In the
usual amount. The figures In the table
will be found rather below the govern
ment's estimate, which waa 7.818,000 acrea,
with a total 'yield ot 234,540,000 bushela.
Conservative grain men are all agreed that
the government estimate la too high, and
that the figures given herewith are. more
accurate. A remarkaole feature of tha
government'a crop report ia that Nebraska
la not credited with an acre ot winter
One other thing which militated agatnat
the corn crop during tba last season waa.
the unusual amount of rainfall during tha
growing montha, and the very wet and cold
September, the time for ripening. Thus
the early growth and the maturity of the
crop waa Interfered with. Thla damage waa
not general, however, for the rainfall waa
very unequally distributed during tha later
montha of the aummer, and while some few
counties. In the southwestern .part of tho
state principally, actually Buffered tor want
of rain othera had too much. Early
planted corn waa well matured before tha
first touch of frost and thb later planted
waa caught only In the low grounda. Ia
some aectlona of the atata tha damage In
thla way ia estimated aa high aa BO per
cent, while It ia admitted that a large part
of the crop will be what la known aa "soft"
corn, due to the frost overtaking tho crop
before matured. It la estimated that fully
$0 per cent of the yield will ba marketable,
while the balance will be available for feed
ing purpoaes. During the month ot October
the warm weather did much to redeem thla
aoft corn, drying it out and repairing aa
far aa possible the damage done In Septem
ber. In thla dry weather of tha last three
weeks has been ot Inestimable value to tha
Yield of Other Cropa.
In 1900 the acreage returned for oats waa
1,789,170, with a total yield Of 48,785.422
bushels. For 1902 the acreage -Is 1,6(9,208.
and the yield 58,603,007. While thla total
falls mare than 6,000,000 bushels below
tho government's eetlmate. It shows that
the year waa an unusually good one for
oats In Nebraska. During the whole aea
aon the weather conditions were favorable
tor oats, except those planted on river
bottoms, where the floods destroyed all
chance of a crop. The growth waa heavy,
even rank, and the harvest waa In a large
measure delsyed by these conditions, but
the yield was most abundant, Thla yield
In bushels Is the largest reported In many
yeara and possibly the largest over grown
In tho atats.
Rye shows more than double ths acreage
and three timea the yield for 1900. while
barley ahowa a slight falling off In aereaga
and yield. Neither of these cereala Is aa
teemed among tha Important crops of tha
atate. Efforts to gather exact figures as to
the potato, hay and alfalfa crops mat with
disappointment, but enough Is shows by
the reports tabulated to give some Idea of
the Importance of these crops to tha atsta.
From the 52,143 acrta reported, 7.S7S.09S
bushels of potatoea will be gathered. This
is probably half the total crop of the atate.
From 1,012.849 acrea have bees cut L670.151
tons of hay, although tho total crop of tho
stats is estimated by the dealers at fully
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