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ESTABLISH!:!) JUE 10, 1871.
Arbitration Board Decidei that Any Altera
tion Bhall Bs Paid from Today.
If Partisi Know Award Will Be Eotrospec
tire Anxiety Will Be Less.
' Minsri and Operator Might Otherwise
Contend u to Day.
fraaael So Low Hfnkrn Have to Moop
All Tine la Most t'aeomfortable
Position and JiUt Gray
. Gives la.
SCR ANTON, Pa.. Oct. 31. The anthracite
strike commission has officially decided
that it any change Is made in the rate of
wages of the men It shall date from to
morrow, November 1. This announcement
was made by the commission through Ke
oorder Wright in the following brief state
ment, given out by him at 8 o'clock this
Voted unanimously that If the commis
sion at the conclusion of Its hearings and
deliberations makes any award affecting
existing rates of wages, such award shall
take effect from November 1, Wl.
The recorder of the commission stated
that this resolution was adopted by the
commission because if felt that it was im
portant to make its investigations delib
erately, and that It might be well In order
to tellers itself from pressure from any
source which might cause undue haste, to
Inform the operators and the miners that
should the Investigation and the delibera
tions following It warrant any change
whatever, either In the way of increaae or
reduction of wages, such change should be
from certain date, thus enabling all par
ties to facilitate their calculations.
Action Will Save Time.
The action of the commission in taking
this step at thla time will save the com
missioners a lot of time. It is known that
each side to the controversy would take a
determined stand on the question of when
the new rate of wages, if one Is made, shall
go Into effect.
1 The operators in their original proposi
tion to President Roosevelt wanted the
commission to As the date. The miners
wanted the prospective new rate to be re
troactlve and go Into effect on the day when
the miners returned to work, which was a
week ago yesterdayOctober 23. President
Mitchell, who. was here over night, left for
Wilkesbarr today before the announcement
was made. It Is not known here what ho
thinks of the commission's action.
It Is possible the commission msy make
a preliminary report on three principal
strike questions.
1 n. a .
irmi, me increase no wages; second, a
...shorter work day, and, third, the weighing
... J Aftey the-have been decided the com
mission can take up tall other questions
.. -wunetit undue baste;
s. Thb members of .the party were up early
today and '.ready' for (another hard day's
work. They left the hotel soon after the
arrival -of Commissioner T. H. WatkJns,
whose home la in this city. Mr. Watkins,
owning to hla Intimate knowledge of mining
in this region, is the guiding spirit of the
party. He arranged yesterday's trip and
has genera! charge of today's tour. In this
he Is assisted by the superintendents of the
companies located In this vicinity and also
by President Nlcolls of District No. 1 of
the Miners' union. ,
The Manvlile mine, which was inspected
v today, is operated jointly by the Delaware
A Hudson and the Delaware, Lackawanna
at Western companies.
The mine la one of the worst In this ter
ritory. The veins are small and there I
barely room enough for workmen to stand
up. This colliery waa visited at the sug
gestion of the mine workers' represents
Go Dewa la Mine.
The commissioners' party left the hotel
at t:20 o'clock and drove to the Manvlile
mine. After donning suitable clothing the
party proceeded underground.
Accompanying tne commissioners were
Assistant Recorders Moseley and Nelll,
General Superintendent Rose of the Dels
ware & Hudson and Oeneral Superintendent
Phillips of the Delaware, Lackawanna A
Western, which companies operate the Man
vllle colliery on alternate months; District
President Ntoolls of the United Mine Work
ers; P. W. Tolan, president of the Manvlile
local of United Mine Workers; William
Watkins, foreman of the mine.
Commissioner Wright, did not go Into the
mine, but returned to. the hotel to look
after correspondence.
The Manvlile shaft Is 460 feet deep. The
conditions at this colliery are claimed to be
the worst in the Scranton region, tie veins
averaging leas than three feet In thlcknesa
The mine has been In operation twenty-two
ysara and is built In the old style, that Is,
the breaker ts directly over the shaft in
stead of being 204 feet away from the mouth
of the opening, as the law now requires.
Ask Many questions.
The commissioners Inspected three
breasts and were la the mine two hours
and a half. The. first breast was 2,200
feet from the toot of the shaft and the
commissioners had to walk along In
atooplng position, owing to the low roof,
'It waa extremely tiresome for those un
accustomed to the mine.
At the face of the breast a miner and
his helper were found. Some of the com
mlssloners piled the two men with all sort
of questions. The miner said he waa able
to get out four or Ave ears a day, told
how much bs made and gavs other lnforma
'tlon to the commissioners.
- On the way to this breast Superintendent
Rose tailed attention to a train of cars
filled with coal. The rules of the company
require tht there mast be sla inches of
topping -a each far. The cars exhibited
were filled only te the top edges of tbs
sides. .
In commenting On this Mr. Rose said It
was a sample of. how the company is Im
' .poned upon by some of the men.
The Visitors were then Uken 4.000 feet In
another direction, to where a' miner was
working In an Accumulation of water. This
miner wss questioned principally regarding
the water, hi told how he took It out
every morning before doing any mining
and also what compensation he received
He called atteatlon to the loose rock over
head, which made bad roofing, often falling
and compelling hist to Spend considerable
time la Improving conditions about th
breast. : . j '
la reply to a 4us(ls as to how much he
(.Continued on Second Page.)
Government Asked to Remove Impor
tation Restrictions He that Men
May Eat Anala.
BERLIN, Oct. 31. Increasing pressure Is
being brought on the government with a
lew to opening the frontiers to the Impor
tation of foreign animals and a relaxation
of the regulatlo-'v to exclude meat imports,
or for sometbl. - which will afford re
lief from tbe' 'V nrlces of meat.
The magistracy v , " -says If the price
of meat continues aa . ' ' 't is now. the
salaries of city emploj y. e rslsed.
The petitioners alio say". Stars oi
municipal Institutions hsve In.. .T5,-
000 during the current year, wti. at
tributed wholly to the higher price oi Jest.
The best beet retails at 44 cents a pound
nd other meats are proportionately high.
Wholesale prices In German markets are
from 15 to IS per cent higher than In neigh
boring countries.
It is asserted that the scsrclty of animals
Is due to the closed frontiers and the ex
clusion of many kinds of foreign dressed
moats, the German farmers being seemingly
unable to raise enough animals.
Carl Marx of Frankfort-on-the-Mala,
chairman of the National Butchers' associa
tion, and J. H. Schuchmaker, head master
of the', Hamburg Butchers' guild, have had
conference with the minister of agricul
ture on the situation.
They pointed out that the butchers.
though selling at high prices, are unable
to make as much profit as by larger sales
nd lower prices. The trade, therefore.
asked for an alleviation of the conditions
that limit the consumption of meat. Herr
von Podblelskl, the minister, recognised
that the present situation was Intolerable
and expressed the hope that German farm
ers would soon be able to decrease prices
through an increased supply. Should this
not take place, the government would con
sider remedies.
The liberal and socialist parties are natu
rally making everything possible out of the
situation in preparing for the general elec
Veneaneln Apologises to France and
May Sacenmb to Internal
KINGSTON, Oct. 81. Passengers from
Venetuela say the forces of General
Matos, the Venesuelan revolutionary
leader, are again approaching Caracas, the
WILLEMSTAD, Island of Curacao, Oct.
31. One thousand Andlno troops from
Maracalbo, Venezuela, disembarked from
Puerto Cabello today and marohed to Val
encia to Join the government forces, which
number about 1,500 men.
They will attack the revolutionists from
the rear, at the same time that forces
under President Castro attack them in
A report has reached here that General
Gomes has been routed with considerable
loss by insurgents near San Mateo.
PARIS, Oct. 31. Official news haa been
received at the foreign office of an apology
exacted from Venezuela for the recent Il
legal arrest at Carupano, of the local man
ager or . the French Table - etopany aad
the French consular agesv at that port; '
The French charge d'affaires at Caracus
reported the "Indignity" and the eomman
order, of the cruiser D'Estre. waa at once or
dered to make summary demand for redress.
General Valuteni, special representative of
President Castro, apologized and expresaed
regrets before witnesses. This waa deemed
satisfactory and the incident waa closed.
Immigration Agent Says Time to Rea
son with the Fanatics ta
TORKTON. N. W. T., Oct. JL "I think
It is beyond power or reason to parley
with the Doukhobors any longer. Exhaus
tion, hunger and sleeplessness haa ren
dered their condition such that they can no
longer be reasoned with. I have worked
night and day with the misguided people and
must confess defeat so far as inducing them
to return to their homes ts concerned. One
thing is certain the Doukhobors must be
taken care of. I have wired the authori
ties at Ottawa to give the question the
most serious consideration. It is Impos
sible to r ''edict the outcome. It seems to
me thst fcrce now Is necessary, as reason
and kindness have failed. It disaster Is to
be prevented the frenzied Russians must
t once be Induced to abandon their mad
march. I can suggest no method to bring
this about." i ,
. This statement of Mr. Speers, a Domin
ion Immigration agent, today la a sum
mary of the situation.
Two of the Doukhobors women are now
hopeless lunatics. The men slept In ditches
and on railway tracka last night and trains
had to be run with care In the district
where the Doukhobors are on the march.
French President Tries ta Settle
Miners' Strike aad Hopes
for Snceeaa.
PARIS, Oct 31. President Loubet Is now
Interesting himself in the attempt to end
the miners' strike. Today he held an ex
tended conference with M. Vincent, prefect
of the department of Du Nord, who has
been acting aa Intermediary between the
strikers and the mine owners in that de
pertinent. The mine owners have given
the prefect the names of four fersons who
are to repreaent them in a conference with
an equal number of strikers. In a semi
official atatement President Loubet ex
presses hope for aa early settlement of the
strike and declares that thla would be
political accomplishment beyond precedent
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Baye Setting Aheat Health ar latea
tloa af heavies; the Va
tatea Steel Treat.
LONDON, Oct. II. The last news received
here from Charles M. Schwab Is that he la
at Como, Italy, thoroughly, enjoying hi
holiday. No mention is made of being 1
bad health or of bla having the Intention
to resign the presidency of the United
States Steel corporation.
A. J. Drexel'a steam yacht Margarita,
which was recently docked and repainted at
Southampton, . haa been chartered by Mr.
Schwab, and he la likely to cruise la It In
the Mediterranean tor several months.
Reach Pert la Safety.
" TORONTO, Ont., Oct. 31. Information
was received here today to the effect that
all the Lake Ontario fishermen reported
missing had reached port Dalhousle safely
during the Bight. The men were caught I
a heavy gale and fears wel expreased that
thar had perished. -
inirtsr to Washington Bays Eeoiprooitj
Woild Help Both Countries.
aye Havaaa Will never De Gives T p
aad He Sees So Reasoa Why I nlted
State Shoald Want Ilea
largos, Either.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31. Senor Qursada,
Cuban minister to the United States, in
commenting on the negotiations now being
conducted for a commercial treaty between
Cuba and thla country, ssld today:
The reciprocity treaty Is a nurelv com
mercial convention and has absolutely
nothing to do with the f'latt amendment.
The Cuban government has been 'Studying
ine aran or me treaty KuhmHteU ty Mr.
lay, ana nas Deen consulting tne Qtnerent
nterests In th talnnrl nnri th ruHtnm
house receipts, and In due time will return
It with observations suggested and moiliil
cations. It has been shown by past experi
ence, during the reciprocity arrangement
ndor Mr. Blnlne. that commerce between
the two countries materially lncreael, and
expected that under any other reclp-
roc at arrangement trade will
be still
greater than it was ten years ago, at
wnicn time it reached upward of flOu.vOO.OUO.
He said the best of feeling existed be-
ween Cubans and Americans and found the
proof In the fact that every steamer arrlv-
ng at Cuban ports brought a great many
merican investors, who not only were put-
lng money In the island, but were estab-
Ishlng more themselves.
He spoke of the popularity of Mr. Squiers
and the gratitude of the Cubans to tho
United States for services rendered.
When asked regarding the proposed coal
ing stations in Cuba, he said four days be
fore President McKlniey was shot he had,
at the Instance of Estrada Palma, gone to
Canton and secured a solemn promise that
while he was president, Mr. McKinley would
not give hla consent to the establishment
of a naval station at Havana, and that
President Roosevelt knew of the promise.
Continuing, he said - President Palma
would never have gone to Havana, tho Cu
ban capital, where a diplomatic corpa was
established, while a foreign flag waa flying
over the city.
He could not see the necessity for a coal
ing station at Cleofuegos, which Uad been
recommended by Admiral Bradford, chief of
the bureau of equipment. In view of Its
proximity to Ouantanamo, which also was
recommended aa a coaling station.
General Gillespie Complains that New
Aet Retards Promotion of .
Officers. .
WASHINGTON. Oct. 31. The annual re
port of General O. L. Otlletple, chief of
engineers of tho United States army, for
1903 was made public today.
Complaint Is made that under the re
organization act of February, 1901, the route
of promotion of officers hereafter Joining
the corps is made slower-and a return to
the old system la urged The result of the
present system la said to .bo that Important
enterprises are . placed la the control of
men of Interior rang.
With reference- to the work of the corps
In the Phiilppinea the report says the Whole
official force of the engineer department
haa been fully occupied throughout the
year, working full dally hours, the same aa
In the United States, and haa, accomplished
far more than waa ever done under the
former government.
The department la still handicapped, how
ever, by lack of sufficient officers and men
to answer the numerous calls made upon it.
Appropriations are asked as follows:
Under continuing contracts, 318,570,339;
under California debris commission,. 115,000;
prevention of deposits In New York harbor,
$120,260; enlargement of Governor's island,
New York harbor, (400,000. the Mississippi
liver commission submits an estimate
amounting to $2,560,000.
During the past year the expenditures
amounted In the aggregate to $14,411,628.
Referring to the, outlet of the Mississippi
river the report says that If the projeot of
the board of engineera ia to be carried out
without interruption $1,500,000 will be re
quired during 1904.
As to the South Pass channel it is said
'The lettles ana auxiliary works were
maintained in effective condition, resulting
In the utmost efficiency In' maintaining
channel of more commercial value than
ever before exlated through South Pass.'
Great Britain is, However, Gradually
Catching America la Vol me
( Imports.
WASHINGTON, Oct. $1. The marked In
crease in tne traae oi tne uomimoa or
Canada for the last fiscal year, forma the
subject of an advance sheet Issued today
by the bureau of foreign commerce.
The aggregate commerce waa $114,431,831
agalnat $379,243,773 In the preceding year.
The Increaae was largely In Imports en
tered for consumption.. The vslue of im
ports from the United States for 1902, was
$120,809,956, against $49,215,693 from Great
Britain and $32,785,946 from all other coun
The increase In Importations from the
United States exceeded $10,000,000, but there
was a marked falling off in tmporta of
cereala, amounting to $3,782,769, and due
entirely to the decreasing demand for
American corn.
The value of Importa of cotton and Its
manufacturea haa ateadily Increased for
many years, the increase tor 1902, being
$1,474,041. Of the total $13,775,940 Great
Britain aupplied $5,378,300 and the United
States $7,653,179.
It appears that importations from Great
Britain are gradually approaching in value
those from the United Statea, apparently
on account of the preferential tariff.
In the Importation of Iron and steel there
Is an Increase of over $6,000,000, the ship
meats from Great Britain having nearly
doubled. Shipments of metals from the
United Statea did not shbw as large an
Increase aa from Great Britain, amounting
to $24,594,286 for 1902, against $23,110,502
for 1901.
Exports Increased $1,600,000 In the value
of horned cattle sent to Oreat Britain and
$8,000,000 In breadstuff! sent to that country
A table is printed showing that Canada
receives one-half more goods from the
United States than from all other countrlea
and sells Great Britain one-quarter more
goods than all other countries.
Orlaoeo Arrives at Coloa.
NEW YORK, Oct. 31. -Advice, from Colon
say that the Royal Mall steamer Orinoco
has arrived there. The steamer brought
confirmation of the reported peace arrange,
nients made with Generals I'rlbe-l'rlbe and
Castillo by General Manjarros. Ail of the
liberal forces, numbering about I.uO. wrre
at once granted regular paeapar:. Ueuerais
l'rlbe-l rlbe and Castillo were in Harran
qjllla. but It was reported that they would
aeon, mate tor jsosvia. . ...
Dined aad Wlaed and Then Pre
vented with Medal (ailed
After II Im.
NEW YORK, Oct. 31. Four hundred men.
all Interested, directly of Indirectly, In
the steel and iron Industry, wore present
a dinner given at the Waldorf-Astoria
tonight, in. honor of John Fritz, the oldest
steel master in . the country, on his
igbtieth .birthday.
Tonight also saw tho foundation by the
four national engineering societies of the
Frits gold medal for achievement In the
industrial arts and sciences. The funds
for the Frits medal ' were subscribed by
members of the American Society of Civil
Eglneers, American Society of Mechanical
Engineers, the American Institute of Elec
trics! Engineers and the American Institute
of Mining Engineers.
During the evening a number of cables
were read from , eminent sten men In
Europe. One was from Andrew Csrnegle
nd another from Charles M. Schwab.
The new Frits medal was bestowed on
Mr. Fritz. himself: A very bsndsome sliver
nd gold bound album was then presented
to Mr. Fritz, containing photographs of
he medal and the 400 men who founded
the medal. ,
Outlook for Tranquility In Philippine
Island la Now More
MANILA,' Oct. 81. A telegram from
General Sumner at Zamboanga, Mindanao,
says he is ' disposed to give the Bacoloa
Moros more time to make peace before do-
troying their strongholds.
Captain Pershing reports to General
Sumner that many additional Moro leadera
have pledged friendship and support. Theso
visits have been returned by the Ameri
cans, who were cordially received. Cap
tain Pershing is urging the Moros to return
to their abandoned fields' and plant crops.
The situation at Lake Lanao, Mindanao,
now appears to be more satisfactory.
Twenty members of the native constabu
lary of the Island of Negroa defeated sev
enty ladronea aear Turlca, Negroa, yes
terday. The ladronea were intrenched and
It took an hour's fierce fighting to dislodge
them. Six of the bandits were killed and
seven wounded. Their leader, a man named
Dalmaclo, waa wonnded and captured. Two
guides In the employ of the constabulary
were killed.
Will Visit Dagnpan, bat When the
Toar Will Commence Has Not
Bees Settled.
MANILA, Oct 81. General Mllea disem
barked this morning. A saints in bis honor
was fired from Fort Santiago.
General Davis and a aquadron of cavalry
met him at the landing place and escorted
him to the Palace, whare Governor Taft and
the ether members of the civil Commission
awaited him. ' ' .
The general .will - proceed to Dagupan,
where he will Vlalt Colonel Charles L.
Davis ! the 'Fitta 'Urantry, " old regi
ment, and return to Manila 8unday. HU
plan for a tour of the archipelago haa not
yet been completed.
Filipino Church Proposes to Honor
Those Who Foaght tho
MANILA, Oct. 31. The newly organized
Catholic church of the Phiilppinea pro
poses to canonise Jose Rlsal, the Filipino
patriot, who waa executed by the Spaniards
in 1897, and Fathers Burgos and Gomes,
native priests, who were executed for par
tlclpatlon in the Cavite rebellion of 1872.
Democratic Leader Hits Man Feb
llcly Who Called Him
CLEVELAND, 0., Oct 31. A sensation
occurred during a political meeting in the
public square today, in which Tom L. John
son struck William Mylecraine, a repub
lican tax board official, in the face.
It seems, that the mayor overheard Mlye-
cralne asserts that he was a liar.
Hot words followed and then the mayor
struck Mlyecraine In the face. Mlyecralne
left the square, declaring he would awear
out a warrant for the mayor's arrest.
Mayor Johnson is quoted aa saying:
We were talking about the assessment
In the Thirty-second ward. Mylecraine bad
repeated twice that Mayor Johnson Ilea and
I walked over to him to explain that there
might be some error In the paper. I In
tenod to alve him a chance to retract.
but he would not let me, declaring to my
lace that I was a liar, l then hit him. It
waa only a tap. I'm not certain that my
hand touched him. 1 only Intended slapping
nis lace.
)aarrels with a Society Belle aad
Disagreement Ends la a
ELKHART, Ind., Oct. 31. Dr. Harry
Gulmyer, aged 28, a prominent dentist, to
day shot and probably fatally wounded Miss
Lulu Burney, a handsome young aoclety
The ahooting occurred at the home of
the young woman, after a quarrel. Dr.
Gulmyer has been placed in Jail pending
the result of the Injuries.
Jary Says Colorado Woman Was
Polsoaed by Her Has
baad. DENVER, Oct. 31. The coroner's Jury at
Boulder, In the case of Mrs. Nannie G.
Baird, who died auddenly October 15, to
night returned a verdict attributing her
death to poison administered by her hus
band. Dr. Rudolph Baird, or, by someone
with his knowledge.
Dr. Baird Is one of the most prominent
physicians of Boulder.
Broker of Kew York City Falls foi
. Dollars.
NEW YORK. Oct. 31. Henry Koper
formerly of Charlea Height Co., brokers,
filed a petition In bankruptcy today.
The liabilities are placed at $202,S85 un
secured aad due chiefly to banks on accom
modation paper. A watch and chain and
ordinary wearing apparel are (Ives as the
President of Union Pacifio Assumes Place
Left by Edward Dickinson.
Pablle is Informed of the Appoint
ment hy a Brief Statrmeat Tasted
oa Ralletln Board at
Horace G. Burt becomes general manager
of the Union Pacific railroad today to suc
ceed Edward Dickinson, who resigned to ac
cept the vice presidency and general man-
gement of the Kansaa City, Mexico ft
Orient. This pronunclamcnto, tacked up
on the bulletin board at tho general head
quarters building in Omaha, la the medium
through which President Burt announces
the appointment of General Manager Burt:
Mr. Edward Dlcklnoon having resigned
the poeltlon of general manager of this
company to enter the service of another
company, taking effect the 1st proximo.
ntll further notice, the duties or generni
manager will be assumed by the under-
ignea. hukaui, u. ulki.
The fact that the official staff of the
Union Pacific la not enlarged at this time
by reason of Mr. Dickinson's resignation,
is no surprise. The Bee haa atated more
than once during the last week that reliable
sources had given out statements which
wsrranted the belief that Mr. Dickinson's
place would filled by any new ap
pointee for some time. There are various
reasons for this. ' In the first place the
strike being still in progress, it is con
sidered extremely doubtful if the company
could secure the services of any desirable
man for this Important position until this
vexatious problem has been settled. Then
as was pointed out in The Bee, the limita
tions which surround the province of the
general manager of the Union Pacific make
that position really nothing more than a
general auperlntendency, which, owing to the
restricted functions of general manager
who ia divested of the management of the
financial or traffic departments of the road,
could easily be assumed by the president
without overwhelming him with labor.
It probably was 6 o'clock p. m., when
the president had his notice to the em
ployes who work In the headquarters build
ing posted.
Mr. Burt gives no intimation as to how
long he Intends to occupy the general man
ager's position, and of course offers no
suggestion aa to who will be hla successor
In that position. It Is believed that no
further changes will be made until the
strike Is settled and the general impres
sion exists . that thla will not be ac
complished until the first of the year.
Edward Dlcklnson'a ten-year Incumbency
of the general manager'a office came to a
close yesterday, in accordance with his an
nouncement of his resignation last week.
His' acceptance of the vice presidency and
general management of the Orient road
becomes effective today. ' ,
Arraage Plaa of .Campaign . la Cattle
Rate Fight Threat t'poa
U j Tneml .
CHICAGO, Oct. 31. Officials of western
railroads today held two sessions to deter
mine a defense against , the charge of dis
criminating in cattle rates- It was de
cided to take the stand that reduced rates
on packing house products were forced by
the Great Western, which placed them In
position where competitive traffic must
be tsken at a certain figure or let alone.
It will also be contended that a rate of
tZ cents for-a haul of over 600 miles Is
low enough. '
If the commission does not see the mstter
in this light an appeal will be taken. -
Notice baa been given that the- case
against the Santa Fe will be dismissed.
Chicago aV Northwestern Will Go to
Coaat with Branch to Salt
BUTTE, Mont., Oct. 31. Advices from St.
Anthony, Idaho, say the Chicago k North
western has completed preliminary surveys
for the extension of the lines of the Fre
mont, Elkhorn A Missouri Vslley from Cas
per, Wyo., to that point.
It is understood the construction of the
extension will be begun in the spring. It
Is believed. to be the Intention of the
Northwestern to push on from St. Anthony
to the northwest coast, touching at Port
land and other cities.
A line to Salt Lake City la also among
the possibilities.
Beattyvllle Men at Last Agree
Moaoa Railway Fore,
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Oct. 81. By a Bat
tlement made In the federal court today
the Beatty vllle bondholders accept the de
cree of foreclosure of the Monon railroad
and their intervening petition attacking the
foreclosure on the ground of fraud and
conspiracy la dismissed.
The esse haa been on for years snd had
gone to the United States supreme court.
Travel to' the Facile Coaat
Year Has Tskea Popalar
CHICAGO, Oct. 31. Travel to the Pacifio
coast, particularly California, thla fall, has
been exceptionally heavy, owing, in part at
least, to the cheap rates of the last two
Yesterday and today fifty-four tourist
sleeping cars, with every berth taken left
Chicago via the connections of the South
ern Pacific.
Magnate latcads to Belld Up Wire
aad Steel Ind as try ia
Montana. .
GREAT FALLS. Mont., . Oct.. 31. Jamea
J. Hill haa begun the development of
steel and Iron Industry In the wast.
He arrived here yesterday to arrange
the transformation of the old ailver smelter
of the American Smelting and Refining
company, which haa not been in operation
for three yeara. Into an Iron and steel mill
Redmond Relnrns to Ireland.
NEW YORK. Oct. 31. John E. Redmond
member of Parliament, who came over to
attend the United Irlah league cjnventlon
in Boston, aatled today on Celtic. 41e waa
aj-cumoanled by hla wife and son. John I'll
Ion and Michael Davltt, who came to this
country with Mr. Redmond, alll remain
fevre until Christinas,
Forecast for NebrHSks Tl and Colder
Saturday; Sunday Fair.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
Honr. Dew. Hoar. lrg.
K a. m ...... nr 1 p. m...... BT
B a. m...... ST S p. m...... fit
7 n. m ...... (IT 3 p. Hi...... AT
H a. m...... nT 4 p. m. . . . . ."V
a. m ft ft p. m n
10 a. m ni A p. m d"
11 a. m BH T p. m ft"
12 m BS p. m ft
ft p. m ft"
roller Catch White Man aad Xrgro
Who Confess to Robbing
INDIANAPOUS. Ind.. Oct. 31. John
McEndree, the alleged leader of a gang of
white grave robbers, was arrested in Mar
tinsville last night. The detectives say
he is Implicated equally as much aa Ru
fus Cantrell, Sam Martin and other negro
ghoula now In Jail.
McEndree was brought here thla after
noon and confessed he had been grave
When asked how many times he had
been out with a gang he aald:
"Oh, I've made about twenty trips."
He said be got bodies from different cem
eteries about Indianapolis and disposed of
them at three of the local colleges.
Albert Hunt, a negro, waa arrested here
today. After - a cross-examination at the
police atation he admitted accompanying
Cantrell, Martin and othera on a grave
robbing expedition to a cemetery near
Snlphnrated Hydrogea Overcomes
Niagara Workmen aad Maay
Are Dead.
NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y., Oct. 31. By a
audden rush of gas, supposed to have been
sulphurated hydrogen, four men were killed
and three seriously hurt near the Twenty
fourth street heading of the big tunnel
trunk sewer tonight.
The dead:
LAWRENCE FISHER of Niagara Falls.
GEORGE RHODES (colored) of Niagara
' HUGO SWANSON of Niagara Falls.
The seriously affected:
Romano Kovich, Niagara Falls.
Sam Flnck (colored), Niagara Falls.
MIchsel Mulroy, foreman, Niagara Falls.
Kovich Is not expected to live.
Sherldaa Loses Half Dosea Soldiers
oa Its Way Across the .
,SAN FRANCISCO, Oet.-81. Six deaths
occurred on thq transport Sheridan while
enroute from Manila to this city.
The-dead are:
J. HOWELL. late private, Troop C. Ninth
W. .T.. HAWTHORNF!. employe quartos
master's department.
W. J, JOHNSON, late private. Troop C,
Ninth cavalry.
THOMAS SAWYER, civilian.
FRANK U DURRIN, private, Company F,
Twenty-ninth Infantry.
T. G. GODSWORK, unasslgned private.
The body of the late Father McKlnnon,
former chaplain of the California volun
teers, waa brought home tor burial.
Southern Railway- Cannot Get Cars
or Engines to Hsndle
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 31. Coal ship
pers of this section believe a coal famine
of serious proportions threatens Tenneasoe.
North and South Carolina, Virginia and
Georgia. The Southern railway aeems help
less to relieve the situation.
Samuel Spencer, president of the Southern
railway, who la here, tonight admits that
the railroad ia powerless, but laya the
blame on the locomotive and car works.
He says the Southern haa orders for 100
enginea and 2,750 coal cars, but cannot
get any of them until December L The
retail price of aott coal in Knoxvllle is $5
a ton, the highest ever known.
Kills Maa ia Baggy by Reckless
Motoring and Gets Year ta
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct 31. Herbert
B. Marble of New York was found guilty
of manslaughter In the auperlor court today
and aenlenced to one year in Jail and
fined $1.
While driving an automobile In tho Wall
Ingford turnpike Marble struck a vehicle
occupied by John Molz, and hla son. The
former waa thrown out and received in
Jurlea from, which he died later.
Bays Alabama Telegraph Compaay
and Takes Over Wires to
MONTGOMERY, Ala.. Oct. 81. The West
ern Union Telegraph company baa bought
the Alabama Midland Telegraph company.
whose lines run from here to Thomasvllle,
along the old Plant system of railroad.
Wlrea were cut into the Western Union
office today and the Independent service
Two Dead Whlta Men Foaad aad
Four Blacks May Be
BARDIS3, Miss., Oct. 31. The bodies of
E. A. Jackson and a man named Roswell
were found In a camp near Darling. The
beads were frightfully crushed.
Four negroes have been arrested, charged
with the crime, and excitement runa high
Tbreata of lynching are freely made.
Movements of Ocean Vessels Oct. 81
At New York Arrived Auguste Victoria
from Hamburg; Germanic, from Liverpool.
Balled Celtic, for IJverpool.
At Auckland Sailed Ventura, for Ban
At Movllle Sailed Pretortan, for Mont
real. .
At Cherbourg Arrived Columbia, for
New York, via Plymouth, for Hamburg
and proceeded.
At Queenstown Arrived Lucania. from
New York, for Liverpool, and proceeded.
At NauleH Arrived Aller. from Ne
York, via Bt. Michaels and Gibraltar, to!
(ienoa. and proceeded.
At Bauli'gna Hur Mer Hailed 8tatendam,
Accnsod Murderer Denies All Complicity in.
Orims Hs is Oharpd With.
Says He Never Mads Cyanide of Merourr
in His Life.
Befuses to Agrse That Hs Hailed Deadly
Doss or Ever Saw It
Walts for Police, to Whom He Give
Address aad Telephoae Hnmber
So that Teer Caa Flad
11 Ira Easily, .
NEW YORK. Oct SI. Roland B. Mo
llneux took the atand today to testify in
his own defense against the chsrge of
murdering Mrs. Katharine J. Adams.
In response to the questions of his coun
sel he declared his sbsolute Innocence oC
any knowledge of the crime and categor
ically denied that he had written the Br
net and Cornish letters, that he had ever
made cyanide of mercury or had ever seen
the silver bottle holder In which the poi
son wss sent until It waa shown in court.
He admitted having written one letter
aaklng for a certain patent remedy on the)
famous blue interlaced crescent paper
Identical with that on which the Cornish
letters were written, and aald be pro
cured the paper at the Waldorf-Astoria.
Hla bitter differences with Cornish.
which resulted In his leaving tho Knicker
bocker club, were related without any ap
parent reaerve.
The witness sustained unmoved a rigor-
oua cross-examination by Mr. Osborne, an
awerlng readily all questions aa to bia past
life, his relations with Cornish and Barnet
and the efforts be and other, membera of
the club had made to discover tny one who
had a common enmity to the two named.
Gets ia Excluded Testimony.
The feature of the cross-examination
waa Mr. Osborne a auccessful effort to
place before the Jury the aubatance of tho
testimony given at the first trial by Mamie
Melando and Detective Fan-ell, but ex
cluded by Justice Lambert.
This was accomplished by framing ques
tions relative to statements purporting to
have been made by the witnesses outside
of their. testimony, but practically cover
ing every essential feature of It, to which
vehement -and frequent objections wore
made by Mr. Black.
Throughout Mollneux preserved an un
ruffled and confident demeanor, answering
all questions promptly and even amlllng
occasionally when replying to hla own i
The announcement that a defense would
be made, none having been undertaken at
tho first trial, and that Mollneux would f
face hla accuser, drew an Immense crowd, r
In the afternoon It was so great that poi i '
Ilea reserves wero called out to preserve
order, and Justice Lambert himself BaS
the utmost difficulty in forcing a passage ,
through the crowd Into tho court.
Objections to Coralsh. ' !
Mollneux said ho objected to A man In
Cornish's position , In . the , club occupying
a room, spending the club's money without
having to account to anyone, : and also to
the ,use of the club's stationery to write
hia Insulting opinions and threats against
an officer of a friendly club. -
Did you speak to Cornish about your
feelings?" asked Mr. Black.
He knew I had practically aald that it
he did not get out of the club I would,"
replied Mollneux. "The club thought ho .
was in the right, and Just before I re-
signed I met Cornish on the stairs."
"What did you say?"
"He called me a , and aald I bad not
aucceeded In getting him out- I replied.
No, you win.' "
"Had you any feelings of bitter animosity
toward him when you left the club?"
"I waa .very angry."
"Did you buy the bottle holder?" aske3
Mr. Black.
"No," replied Mollneux,
"Did you ever aeo it?"
"Did you mail tho poisoned package?"
asked Mr. Black.
"No, air."
"When did you first sea the address on
the package?"
"I think at the last trial. I never had ,
It In my hands." ' i
The questlona of counsel wero then di
rected to the material used in color mixing.
Mollneux said that cyanlds of mercury
had never been used by him.
Mr. Black showed Mollneux tho Barnet
and Cornish letters and the poison package
wrapper and asked: "Did you write that '
"I did not."
"Did you ever see It before?" j
"Not before thla trial waa begun" j
First Told by a Reporter.
Replying to Mr. Black, Mollneux said hs
first knew he waa suspected of tho death
of Mrs. Adams on January 2, 1899, when a
reporter told him the police were looking ;
for him. Almost at the same moment his i
father. General Mollneux, arrived at tho
place where he waa boarding with bis I
lfe. He and hla father, with tho reporter I
went to Captain McClusky. 1
He gave the police his address and tele
phone call and promised to obey any mes
sage sent to him. When detectives tailed
upon him In Newark ha took them through
the factory, told them to make any search
they wanted to make and gave them all tho
Information they asked.
There waa some further questions along
this line, Mollneux replying directly to
each, and hla counsel then said: "Now
Mollneux, I ask you again, do you know
anything of thia crime?"
"Absolutely nothing."
"You are not guilty of thia crime?"
"I am absolutely Innocent of any part or
knowledge of It."
With thla question and answer before
the Jury ex-Governor Black announced the
close of the direct examination.
Cross-Kxamlaatloa Bellas.
Assistant Dlatrict Attorney Osborne con
ducted the cross-examination. Mollneux
said he went west when ha was II yeara old
because of the divorce suit. He did sot
know how the suit resulted.
Replying to the assistsnt district attor
ney, Mollneux said he bad full charge of
Herrman A Co'a color department. He
told of the chemicals used and aald tW.
Prussian blue, English vermllllon and rT"
ochre contained components of cysnlde of
mercury. He frequently msde experiments
with colors. Although he had atudled
chemistry, be had never heard of cyanide
from Jtoiltraam, lor tw tors.