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The ' Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNK li, 1871.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MOKMM., XOVEMUEH 4, lJUVJ-TES PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TllliEE CENTS.
SOW FOR THE VOTE
Local Campaign Endi gad Both
1 Are Keaa for the Outcome.
OPPOSING MANAGERS CLAIM VICTORY
Ueroer Force i Undoubtedly Are in
Met Desperate I trait.
VAIN ATTEMPT AT MAKING" BOLD FRONT
Goes' Refural to Make Specific Statement
Evidence of Consternation.
FIGHT ON CONGRESSMAN MAIN ISSUE
Tall Fad Pake Bad Roorbacks Gotten
Oat I Boost Herreri Falling
Uon Refute Themselveo
oa Their Fare.
Election Day Weather.
Weather Forecaster Walsh yester
day predicted the following for
election day: "The Indications are
for unsettled weather In Omaha and
the eastern portion of the stata to
morrow. Showers are probable either
tonight or In the morning and a drop
In temperature Is expected. There la
no danger, however, that the weather
will be at all severe. The balance of
the stata Is slated for fair weather.
Brisk winds will continue."
While th republican county committee Is
pretending to be working for all of the
randldatea on tha ticket. It was made evi
dent by the circulars aent out Saturday
that the campaign of D. H. Mercer la closer
ta the hearts of the, men at the bead of
tha committee than the election of the
ticket. When the circular were aent out
to persons who had not registered the en
velopes contained, in addition to the com
mittee circular, one signed by D. H. Mercer,
while R. B. Howell, candidate for the legis
lature the same day had to send out circu
lars In different enclosures with separate
postage to reach tba voters he desired to
reach. Tha appeal of Mr. Mercer waa the
only statement by candidate permitted to
go into tba envelopes of tha county com
mittee. That Mercer and Gurley have thrown
overboard the state ticket in their desire
to elect tha nonresident candidate la not
concealed. A deal has been made between
Curley and those who claim to control the
ftyrlan colony of Omaha whereby the Syrian
vote la to go to Mercer. Mr. Gurley was
enabled to reach tba Syrians through his
defense of a woman of that nationality
charged with murder. Tha money by which
the deal la to be worked baa been deposited
to Insure the Syrians vote for Mercer, but
the deal include no other republican can.
Oarleyta-bla- campaign or- Werner, I
posing as the friend of law and order and
opponent of all that is bad. when It Is
known that ha la the owner of the build
ing which contains on of the most no
torious resort In tha Third ward, a place
where gambling by both white and black is
( carried on without discrimination. Gurley
profits on this vice, aa the rent which
, are derived from houses used for these
. purposes 1 tan time as large a could
be derived from the aame buildings rented
for legitimate business. The Interest of
Mr. Ourley la thl campaign 1 well known.
He haa made thousands of dollars as attor
ney for broken national banks, for which he
thinks that he Is Indebted to Mercer. He also
expect Mercer to land him in the position
'of United States district attorney, and for
theae reason he I for Mercer regardless
or the effect fata work haa on the rest of
The circular, signed by the "business
men" of Omaha, dated yesterday morning,
but bearing evidence of having been printed
several day ago, ha been received. The
letter 1 chiefly Interesting for the nura-
ccr or names u aoes not contain. There
are twenty-two signature to tha docu
ment, of which fifteen are Jobbers, lets
than 10 per cent of tba firms engaged In
tha wholeaala trade In Omaha. The first
.same on the list are the managers of the
South Omaha packing houses, men who,
If current reports be true, are deeply In
terested In the formation of a trust
against which President Roosevelt Is aim
ing the entire legal power of the United
Btatea. These men want Mercer In con
gress where legislation, approved by the
president, against trust, will be Intro
duced at the coming session. On the list
are three bankers, Including Herman
Xountse, who la especially Interested In
the development of a deep water harbor
In Texas, over which the action of con
gress will have considerable Influence. Out
of more than 600 retail dealera In Omaha
Just ona has secured a place on the testi
monial of tha nonresident candidate. The
Jobbers who have signed are well knowa
for their Intimate associations with the
railroads, men who have on more than one
occasion swallowed corporation Interfer
ence in municipal and state affairs rather
than loae the rebate on freight ratea by
which they thrive at the expense of their
fellows. Tba circular certainly haa fallen
Snt and is noticeable only because of the
baenr of names' which Mercer claimed
as hla particular friends during the cam
paign Just closing.
Prank Lea of Armour-, A. O. Reynolds
of Cudahy'a and E, B. Towle of the Omaha
Packing company have undertaken to con
trol tb votes In their respectlv bousea In
the Intereat of Mercer. They are now
working bard with tha "straw bosses" in
the bouses to bring the voters Into line, but
It la aald that they are experiencing con
A guard at the Union Pacific gatea. on
duty the night before tha republican
primaries In September, throw additional
light upon ih methods which were used
to carry those primaries for Mercer. He
aays that during tha evening preceding the
primaries a large number of tha atrike
breaker passed out at the galea and later
returned. In response to question they
aid that they had been up town, where they
secured paper which would permit
them to take part la tha republican pri
maries of tha following day. It has not
yet been ascertained whether the atrike
breakers visited the city ball to secure the
papers or were given affidavits already pre
pared at some other plsre. From another
aourc It ia learned that at least two
atrike breakers registered Illegally Satur
day for the purpose of voting at the elec
tion tomorrow. These men ara Frank
rtek&iager and John Vance, who came to
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SCUTH SEAS ARE IN TURMOIL
Ulmtrrt Attack Mlsaloaarles and
nr Anionic Themaelves to
lave Off lcUnc.
VICTORIA. B. C l.t,, i- 3. Advices were
received by stea ' of lril'
war which has result I' . s tf life
on Esperitu Panto tslar.. ' of
the New Hebrides group.
Coast tribes have v been attac.
powerful inland tribe and several vln.
were plundered and burned. The bill tribe,
led by Nandala. whose authority Is ex
tensive, attacked the mission of the New
Hebrides society, where several persona had
sought safety. The assailing blacks were
driven back to the bills, whence they made
a number of raids on coast villages which
were plundered and a number of the vil
Letters have been sent to the French au
thorities asking for a warship..
At Pentecost Island the natives are stated
to be at war among themselves. The
trouble hss been caused through prevalent
sickness, which the natives believe to be
csused by their enemies on the island.
There has been much Iocs of life.
According to mail advices from Sydney,
severe earthquakes have been causing much
alarm at Adelaide and neighboring places
which have been violently shaken. The
most serious accident occurred at Trou
brtdge. where the lighthouse built at a
cost of $30,000 collapsed, burying the keeper
In the ruins.
SCHWAB IS NOT REALLY ILL
Steel Maatnate Only Seeds Rest to Pit
Him for Former Borden of
PARIS, Nov. 3. The Paris edition of the
New York Herald publishes a dispatch from
Genoa, giving an interview with Charles M.
Mr. Schwab denies the sensational stor
ies regarding his condition which have
been published in American newspapers.
He saya he Is merely exhausted from over
work; that he Is strictly obeying his doc
tor's orders, and doe not know If he is
any better, but Is no worse. The corre
spondent says that, excepting for a tired
look In bis eyes and a slight languor in
his movements, there Is nothing In Mr.
Schwab's appearance to suggest any grave
The Herald also publishes a signed state
ment from Dr. Robin, Mr. Schwab's phy
sician In Paris, saying his patient ia sound
and only needa rest in order to be able to
take up his former burden of buainesB.
MAO MULLAH STILL ACTIVE
Ontpost While British Force
Halts for Orgs a I sa
tloa. ADEN Nov. 3. Colonel Swayne haa
been temporarily recalled to bngland, where
he will act aa adviser to the foreign office.
General Manning baa assumed command of
the British Somallland expedition.
Three thousand men will begin to ad
vance against the Mullah about November
27. Thta delay I doe ta- the Tact that Gen
eral Manning Is dispensing with the Indian
troop In the belief that the native levies
are more effective. It Is rumored In na
tive quarters that the Mullah haa raided
an advance Brttah outpost in the vicinity
of Bohotle, Somallland, capturing a large
SAYS MORGAN WAS INSOLENT
London United Chairman Thus
plains Hla gale to
LONDON, Nov. 3. The controversy aris
ing from the Morgan-Terkea rival tubes
was added to this evening by a statement
by George White, chairman of the London
United Tramway company, who said:
"The fact are that after an experience
of the methods of Messrs. Morgan ex
tending over four months and culminating
In their insolence to us. In that they ab
solutely declined to discuss our proposals,
we determined nothing on earth should In
duce as to continue business relations with
SECONDS AGREE ON A DUEL
Fix Conditions of tha Fight ta Take
Place Between Ts
PARIS. Nov, 3. The seconds of Marquia
de Dion and M. GerouK Richard of the
Petite Republlque, met today and agreed
on the condittona of a duel to be fought
The place and hour of the encounter
have not yet been decided upoa.
The seconds selected swords aa the weap
ons. It Is understood the encounter is to
take place in the suburbs tomorrow morn
ing. . ,
ANOTHER AIRSHIP IS TESTED
Sails All Riant with and Agalast
Breeso Darin Thirty Mlantea
PARIS, Nov. 3. The brothers Le Baudy
and an engineer named Julliot have built
a steerable balloon. . The first experiment
was made yesterday near Bonslerres. It as
cended about twenty yards with two per
sons in the car. It was held down by ropes
and the muter drove the airship against a
stiff breeze. Tha maneuvers lasted half an
hour, during which aeveral circuits were
LAW BREAKERS ARE REWARDED
Chinese Government Promotes O at
rial for InsKlls Arms
LONDON. Nov. 4 Giving aa instance of
the Chinese way of fulfilling treaty obliga
tions, the Pekln correspondent of the Times
notes an Imperial rescript elevating fourth
grade officials to the rsnk of first grade
mandarins for their patriotism In smug
gling cartridges into Kwang So.
This was done, although an imperial de
cree forbade the Importation of arms.
FRENCH STRIKE ARBITRATED
Minora and Operators Get Together
la Government Oanee ta Ad.
PARIS. Nov. 3 The goverament suc
ceeded today in bringing together arbitra
tor representing the strikers and the mine
owners of the Pas da Calais district.
Tb meeting was held at the ministry
of public works. The disrussloa chiefly
wss aa to wages. A yt no declsloa hat
been reached ,
NATION HAS LARGE SURPLUS
Spends Tar Less Than ii Received During
GOLD IS GRADUALLY REPLACING SILVER
Karats that (onirna honld Grnd.
na'lr Tnrn I alted states Soles lnt
lellow Metal Certificates as
Mines Produce More.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3. Ellis H. Roberts,
treasurer of the United Statea, in bis an
nual report says the magnitude of the avail
able cash balance and the unprecedented
holdings of gross gold are the striking fea
tures of the condition of the treaaury at the
close of the fiscal year 190f. The net ordi
nary revenues were $.",62,478,233, and the ex
penditures $471. 190.857. showing a surplus
In comparison with the previous year j
thero was a decrease of $25,207,040 In rev
enue, offset by a falling off of $38,776,495 In
expenditures. While there was an increase
of $15.85!,2S2 In receipts from customs, in
ternal revenues, because of the repeal of
the war taxee, fell off $35,300,641. There
was a decrease of $32,343,481 in War depart
ment expenditures, and an Increase ef $7,
296.J49 In the cost of the navy.
The total receipts of the year from all
sources. Including the public debt, were
$1,062,124,037. snd the disbursements $969,
627.041. United States notes and treasury
notes were redeemed In gold to the amount
of $17,482,590 of the former and $1,274,590 of
the latter, without any Impairment of the
gold reserve of $150,000,000.
Balance on Right aide.
In the first quarter of the fiscal year 1903
the diminution of Internal revenue con
tinued in larger ratio from the effect of the
act repealing war taxes and reached $18,
909,564. The total receipts were, however,
$59,302,506 greater. Expenditure, on the
other hand. Increased by $19,844,151.
The net result Is an excess of receipt of
The available cash balance In the treas
ury July 1, 1903, waa the largest yet known.
It amounted to $562,187,361. The gold re
serve is counted in. National banks held
$127,190,056 to the credit of the treasurer
and disbursing officers. The subeidary sil
ver, $11,462,553, and the minor coins, $919,
404, could hardly be used for large payments
nor la the silver bullion to be reckoned for
With such deductions there remained in
the treasury on July 1 a little over $72,000,
000. As $50,000,000 Is deemed a fair work
ing fund, about $22,000,000 could be spared.
By October 1 this excess became $25,000,000
and Justified measure . to reduce it. By
November 1 it was brought to a trifle over
$1,000,000 below the working fund.
Gold Cola Increases.
Nearly one-half the available cash bal
ance on July 1, was In gold coin and cer
tificates, $103,801,290 over and above the
gold reserve of $150,000,000 and by October
1, it became $136,124,77L
By October 1, 1902, the available cash
talanc,wxclutol $rth reraervej-as iSSUr.
253,394, and owing to the large measures
for the relief of the money market It was
reduced by November 1 to $206,421,879. Of
this sum $146,885,012 was In the national
Bonds of the face value of $56,071,230 were
purchased for the sinking fund at a cost of
In September, 1902. purchases were made
of $2,530,000 1904 bonds at 105 and in Oc
tober 1905 4 per centa were bought to the
amount of $15,675,250, Involving the pay
ment of $21,695,310, Including premiums and
accrued interest. .
The interest due October 1. 1901, amount
ing to $4,712,120 was anticipated on Sep
tember 16. That due January 1, 1902, for
$4,630,336 was anticipated on December 16.
On September 13, 1902, the Interest due Oc
tober 1, $4,561,478. waa anticipated and on
October 20, the Interest due November 1, for
$2,323,938 was paid in advance.
During October Interest to the amount of
$3,318,397 was paid In advance with a re
bate of $38,443, under an offer of the sec
retary, covering all bondn and their earn
ings up to July 1, 1903. While the accounts
of the public debt on their face show an
Increase of $15,253,352. If allowance be made
for the Increase of $57,624,400 in gold cer
tinraiea tne national obligations will be
found to have demlnUhed by $42,340,888.
Secarltr Bonds Grow.
The bonds held by the treasurer as se
curity for the notes of the national hanks
were $9,080,700 less, but In the twelve
months the securities held for deposits in
the banks were $18,953,200 greater, so that
the increase in bonds held for both pur
poses was I9.sal.500. The banks with se
curities pledged for circulation on June 30
numbered 4.563, making an addition of 371.
Those with pledges for public moneys de
posited were 677.
For more than 50 per cent of the bank
the deposits for circulation are less than
$100,000, and for nearly one-third the bonds
fell below $25,000 each, and of these 1.501
479 have bonds for no more than $10,000
each. This number Increased 235.
The bonds for circulation, which were, on
October 1, 1901, $330,693,180, fell to $315,
754,630 on June 4, 1902. rising to $317,038,
530 on June 30. On October 1 they were
$326,023,270, and on November 1, $338 -082.270.
To the general stock of money in the
country an addition of $80,189,681 was made
during the year. Of this $67,955,527 waa In
gold coin and bullion. $19,735,259 In stand
ard dollars and $7,360,991 in subsidiary sti
ver, i nuea Mates notes remained un
changed. Treasury nc' fell off $17,783,
000. National bank notes received an In
crement of $2,851,589. The gold coin and
bullion October 1 exceeded all other kinds
of money, excluding national bank notes,
by $200,368,433. In five years the ratio of
gold In the country to total circulation hat
grown from 36.52 to 46.45 per cent.
More Money Circulates.
The growth in the volume of money In
circulation during the year was $74,082,589,
carrying the per capita from 27.98 to 28.43.
The element of gold coin and gold certifi
cates was the largest part and the Increase
reached $61,966,174. and advanced from 40.30
per cent of the total to 41.73 per cent.
In ailver of all denominations. Including
certificates, there was an Increase of $25,
226,146. of which $6,486,014 was ia aubtidiary
coin. The reduction in treasury note of
$17,677,800 Is due to their withdrawal.
The advance In the volume of gold In
circulation In th future can hardly be less
than $50,000,006 to $60,000,000 a year.
On June 27, gold certificates outstanding
for the first time exceeded In volume
United States notea and were $347,179,089.
By November 1 they were $367,071,569.
"The report suggests that United States
notes might properly be turned by congress
Into gold certificates, aa they already have
much that quality and tha change could be
(Continued oa Second Pag.)
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
l.arae Camber nf Itaral Free
livery Mall farriers Are
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3. (Special Tele
gram.) The following, rural letter rarrler
will be appointed for Iowa towns on Decem
Elbcron. regular, Sidney P. Moore, An
thony J. Collins; substitutes, F. R. Moore,
Cherley G. Collins. Jamaica, regular, Jenk
W. Kinney, Frank Henry; substitutes, Wil
liam Searle, Frank Butler. Reinbeck. reg
ular. James N. Myera, Hugh H. Saul. Al
bert A. Moore; substitutes, Mary E. Myers,
Annie M. Saul, Emma J. Moore. Monroe,
regular, Leslie Summey. Henry C. Quick;
substitutes, William Romans. Hugh T.
Quick. Mount Vernon, regular. Fred W.
Park, Clarence E. Sawyer.
The comptroller of the currency has ex
tended the corporate existence of the First
National bank of Canton, S. D., until No
vember 3. 1922.
The Columbia National bank of Lincoln,
Neb., has been approved as reserve agent
for the First National bank of Wahoo, Neb.
The posufflees at Lime Grove. Dixon
county. Worms, Merrick county, Neb., snd
Rondel!. Brown county, S. D., have been or
COLORADO FILES ITS ANSWER
All the Alienations ef Knnsas In
Water Litigation Denied by
WASHINGTON, Nov. $. The answer of
the state of Colorado in the snit of the
state Kaneaa vs. Colorado tor the restric
tion of the use of the water of Arkansas
river by the latter state, was filed in the
United States supreme court todsy.
In general, all the allegations of the bill
of complaint are denied and It is set forth
that the appropriations of water com
plained of "were made in accordance with
and in reliance upon the doctrine respect
ing the appropriation of the water of the
natural streams for beneficial uses which,
by usage and custom, prevailed tn the arid
region of the United Statea at the time of
said appropriations, and which, by the rec
ognition and approval of tha United States,
has at all times been the Isw applicable
to the public lands in said arid region."
It is urged that the people of Kansas
have, themselves recognised the necessity
of the use of the water of the streams
for the purpose of irrigation by so using the
URGES FOREIGN PARCEL POST
hallenberger Wishes to Make Ar.
rangemeats Long Asked lr .
WASHINGTON. Nov. 8.- The annual re
port of William S. Sbsllenlrger. assistant
postmaster general, reeorvtaends parcels
post conventions with vh ona European
governments and a test v b other coun
tries of a universal posts stamp plan..
Concerning the parcels 'mt, he says:
"I recommend th tend'V J'f parcels post
conventions with England- r .era, Jtaly and
other countries "OT Kurop4m;'Jml1ar to "that
now in force between thistm'r and Ger
many, with the exception l hat the weight
of parcels be limited to four pounds; and
further recommend that six months' Dotlce
be glvCn to Germany of the desire of this
country to modify the existing conventions
so as to reduce the weight of parcels from
eleven to four pounds.
INVESTIGATE KANSAS WATER
War Department Appoints Board to
Beport oa - Fort Leaves
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 The secretary of
war has appointed- a board of officers to
meet at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to re
port upon the water supply.
The board consists of Colonel Charles W.
Miner, Sixth Infantry; Major S. E. Leach,
Corps of Engineers; Major H. T. Birming
ham, surgeon; Major D. E. MacCarthy,
quartermaster; Captain W. L. Simpson,
Sixty-eighth Infantry, and First Lieutenant
George M. Hoffman, Corps of Engineers.
NAVY GROWS BIGGER DAILY
Cralsera Progress Rapidly and Tor
pedo Boats Are Practically
WASHINGTON. , Nov. I. The monthly
construction report of the navy shows rapid
progress Is being made on four of the ar
mored cruisers, Pennsylvania, West Vir
ginia. Colorado and Maryland. These ships
are now each about a third completed.
The sixteen torpedo boat destroyers are
now all completed and ready for trial or
delivered, except Hopkina, Hull, Lawrence
MAY. RESUME TREATY TALK
Colombia a Minister Is Expected- to
- Renew Caanl Negotiations
wASniNuTu.i, Nov. a. with the re
turn of Secretary Hay Senor Concha may
resume negotiations for a canal treaty,
which were .Interrupted by complications
on the Isthmus, but It was Indicated at the
legation today that recent advice indicate
that the aituatlon has cleared sufficiently
to permit a resumption of negotiations.
Germaa Potters Combine.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 3. Walter Schu
mann, United States consul at Mayence,
Germany, reports that the German manu
facturers of. earthware are contemplating
an amalgamation to protect the sale of
THREE DIE IN TRAIN SMASH
Ohio Wreck Kills Twa and Fatally
lajares Aaother Railroad
MEYERSDALE. Pa., Nov. 3 In a col
lision tonight oa th Baltimore A Ohio be
tween two fast freight and two helper
engines Clifton D. Curtos of Meyersdalo
and N. Nicholson were killed.
George D.. Ingram of Conntllavlll was
probably fatally hurt.
COFFEE CROP IS WIPED OUT
Two Haadrad Thousand Haadred
Welght Destroyed by Uinta
Maria Volcaaa Eraptloa.
HAMBURG. Nov. 1. Advices received
from Gauutmala say that 200,000 hundred
weights of this year cone crop were
lost a a result of ruptloa of th volcano
NATIVES KILL NEBRASKA MAN
D. 0. Montgomery of Lexington Murdered
in the fhilippines.
SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT IN NEGR0S
Robbery la Sap posed to Have Beea
Motive as Victim of Tragedy
Had Large 8am of
Moaey oa Persoa.
MANILA, Nov. 3-D. C. Montgomery, su
perintendent of schools in Oriental Negros,
was murdered Friday by ladrones, three
miles from Barolod.
Mr. Montgomery was going to Bacolod
for a consultation with the retiring super
intendent and to aaaume control of the di
vision. He bad a large sum of money with
Blx natives armed with bolos and spears
attacked the superintendent, q"lrkly killed
him and then mutilated and robbed him.
The constabulary have offered a reward for
Mr. Montgomery's murderera and It Is
thought they will be captured. Robbery Is
understood to have been the motive for
This Is the first instance of a teacher In
the Philippine Islands being harmed while
In discharge of his duties. Mr. Montgomery
leaves a widow, who Is a tescher in the
Island of Nogros.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 Mr. Montgomery
was a resident of Lexington. Neb., and
sailed for Manila on the transport Thomas
July 23, 1901. with the teachers who were
sent out at that lime. The War depart
ment has received confirmation of the death
of Mr. Montgomery.
Rev. D. C. Montgomery, district superln
tendent of schools, whose death at the
hands of Filipino brigands was r ported
Monday afternoon, was a brother of Mrs.
S. A. Searle of this city. Three of his
sisters are now in Omaha. Mrs. Searle
of 1525 Park avenue. Mr. May Wehrman,
who resides with Mrs. Searle, and Mrs. O.
R, Canfield of Edgar, who is her guest
The first Intimation they had of the death
of Mr. Montgomery was when Mr. Searle
took the news home, which be had read In
The Bee. The women were very much
affected, as they had been led to believe
that there was little danger to the person
In that part of the Islands where Mr.
Montgomery and bis wife were teaching
Rev. D. C. Montgomery was a native Ne-
braskan. He waa born In Nuckolls county
near Oak, where his father and one brother
still live. His father is D. W. Montgomery
the brother at Oak, R. D. Montgomery,
One sister, Miss Grace Montgomery. Is
employed a a teacher In the public schools
of Plattsmouth, and a brother, John Mont
gomery, Is a student at Bellevue college.
The history of Mr. Montgomery Is given
generally correct In the telegram from
Lexington.' Neb., where sisters of his wife
reside. He was appointed superintendent
of schools in tha Philippines upon the
recommendation of Senators Millard and
Dietrich. He waa stationed at Dumaguete
In the province of Negros Orenalis, tha
capital of which ia Bacalod, and asthe re-
punt say it waa on a trip to ine capital
that he was killed.
While the relatives have had no direct
communication with the authorities It Is
raid that they will arrange to have the
remains brought to the United States for
R. D. Montgomery residing at Oak Is
somewhat familiar with the country where
his brother waa killed, as be was a mem
ber bf the First Nebraska infantry during
the Spanish war and was in the Philippines
with that regiment.
The facts of the murder of Rev. Mont
gomery by the ladrones October 31 is
confirmed by a message to Mr. Searle from
the chief of consular affairs at Washing
ton. D. C.
BOYHOOD SPENT AT EDGAR
Mnrdered Teacher Weil Known Also
at Lexington and Wayne
in This State.
LEXINGTON, Neb.. Nov. S- (Specla
Telegram.) Rev. D. C. Montgomery, who
waa murdered In the Philippine, waa well
known in this community, this being hla
temporary residence when be left Tor Ne
gros. His wife has three sisters now re
iding here Mrs. John L. May, Mr. F. L.
Bradley and Mrs. J. E. Doyle who are all
terribly overcome by the aad newa.
Mr. Montgomery waa a Nebraska boy
whose boyhood borne waa at Edgar. He
was. a graduate of Hastings Presbyterian
college, after which he took a theological
course at McCormick Presbyterian aeml
nary In Chicago, 111. He waa reg
ularly oidalned and hla first pastor
ate was at Woodhull, 111. Alway
having a heart for the darkened portion
of the human race, after serving two yeara
be became a missionary to South America
having charge of a mission near Bogota,
Columbia. Her ha did efficient work for
two years, but waa obliged to return to the
United Statea on account of hla wife'
health. He then located at Wayne, Neb.
a pastor of the Presbyterian .church, and
aa a result of his labsrs a fine church build
ing waa erected at that place.
After the occupation of the Philippine
Islands by the United Statea government
he became very much Interested in the edu
cation of the natlvea there and aecured the
appointment of superintendent of schools
for the Island of Negros.
He and his wife, who was formerly Miss
Eva Frankenberger, came to Lexington and
established a temporary home here pending
the arrangements of hi appointment. He
left here In August, 1901, for the Islands, hi
wife remaining here until the November
following, when ahe joined bun there, not
arriving, however until the January follow
ing. She also became a teacher there.
Frequent correspondence haa been car
ried on between Mr. and Mr. Montgomery
and her lister here, all of which has been
of a highly interesting character. Mr.
Montgomery was about 88 years of age and
his untimely death is mourned by a very
large circle of friends here.
Girl Flrea at Fiance, aad Heads O
Paraaera with Farther
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn.. Nov. I May
Smith, after shooting the man she alleged
failed to keep hla promise of marriage,
routed a score of pursuers by firing twice
Into their midst. The shooting occurred in
the PalUade flour mill, where Roy Wll.
liams, the wounded man, is employed as a
His fellow employee witneased the shoot
ing and a score started in pursuit. She
turned and fired twice at them, but neither
shot took enect. one was afterward ar
reatsd and expressed regret that ah had
got kUUd William. .
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nehrak.t--F"nlr and folder
Tuesday; Wednesday Fslr.
Teniperalnre at Omaha Yesterday I
PALMA DISCUSSES TREATY
Cnban President Says Reciprocity
Will Doubtless Re Arranged
HAVANA, No. 3. Tho Cuban congress
President Palma In his message says the
sanitary condition of Cuba today is even
better than it wss during the period of
"Our relations with the United States,"
continues the message, "are especially cor
dial. Proof of this is found In the nego
tiations between Cuba and the United
Slates for a commercial treaty on the ba
sis of mutual tariff concessions, the spe
cial object of which Is to obtain special re
ductions for our products, particularly
sugar. w!ch is the principal basis of Cu
'It can be hoped from the sympathy with
which the Amcii;En people regard us 'that
reasonable arrangement may be arrived
The state of the treasury is extremely
encouraging. The balance on band Is
HONOLULU HAS MUCH TROUBLE
K.mhessllng Government Officials and
an Active Volcano Keep
HONOLULU. Oct. 26. (Via Victoria, Nov.
3.) James H. Boyd, superintendent of pub
lic works, returned to Honolulu by the last
steamer from San Francisco and has since
been suspended by order of the governor
pending an Investigation into the books of
Boyd Bays he is ready to account for the
$3,000 which he Is raid to have received
for road Improvements and of which there
was no record except of IU receipt.
Chief Justice Frear of the supreme court
has denied an application of B. H. Wright,
ex-chief clerk of the department of public
works, for a reduction of ball from $6,000 on
a second charge of embezzlement brought
The volcano Kilauea Is again showing
signs of actlvify. Reports received from
the island of Hawaii yesterday were to the
effect that there were four fountains of
lava in the pit of Halmeaumauu, and many
people have hurried to the scene.
MOB AWAITS IDENTIFICATION
Holds Negro I'ntll He ia Recognised
and Then Lynches
SALEM. Ala., Nov. 3. Sam Harris, a
negro, entered the borne of George Mead
ows, a planter, who lives six miles south of
here, about 9 this morning during Mr.
Meadows' absence, and attacked Mrs. Mead
ows and her 18-ycar-old daughter with an
Mrs. Meadows has not regained conscious
ness and will die.
The negro was placed In custody and held
till Miss Meadows had sufficiently recov
ered to Identify him, and was then taken
Jn charg? by about 125 men and his body
riddled with bullets.
Harris denied his guilt until the first ehot
was fired, and then acknowledged the crime.
PRISONER CANNOT ENTER JAIL
Warrant la M taking When She Snr
rrnders and Sheriff Declines
to Honse Her.
FREEHOLD. N. J., Nov. 3. Miss Laura
Blggar, for whom a warrant was Issued for
attempted fraud In the famous Bennett will
case, experienced considerable difficulty In
gaining admission to the county Jail here
when she appeared at the sheriff's office to
day and said she desired to surrender her
The difficulty arose over the fact that the
warrant was in the hand of a constable
at Asbury Park.
Miss Blggar, finding the sheriff obdurate,
waited until the constable arrived, when
the sheriff' scruple having been removed
he consented to receive her as a prisoner.
ARRANGE MANY CONFERENCES
Methodist Episcopal Charch An.
noonces Chairmen and Untes
of Big Conventions.
WILMINGTON. Del., Nov. 3 The board
of bishops of tha Methodist Episcopal
church tonight announced the dates and
presiding bishops of the conferences to be
held throughout the world, among them
Bishop Foas Kansas, Holton, March 11;
South Kansaa, Fort Scott, March 13; South
west Kansas, Sterling, March 25; Northwest
Kansas, Stockton, April 5.
Bishop Hamilton Central Missouri, Se
dalia, March 11; Missouri, Chiilicothe, Mo.,
March 18; St. Louis. Marshall. March 25;
Okanet, Guthrie, O. T.. April M.
SUBMARINE BOAT IS TESTED
Makes Better Speed Tba a Contract
tails for and is Pronounced
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 3 The Holland
submarine boat Grampus had its first sur
face trial trip today and so far aa the test
went proved a success. .
It made nine knots, a knot more speed
than the contract calls for, and gave every
Movements of Oceaa eaels, ov. S
At New York Arrived: Blaucher, from
Hamburg; Ifland. from Copenhagen: Man
ltou, from London, balled: Anchorla, for
At Antwerp Arrived: Zeeland, from New
At Glasgow Arrived: Sardinia, from
At Queenstown Arrived: Bylvanla. from
Bottoii for Llvt-roool land proceeded I.
At Bremen Arrived: Main, from Balti
more, galled: Neckar, for New jork and
At Plymouth Sailed: Pretoria, for New
At Liverpool Arrived: Bavarian, from
At Yokohama Sailed: Empress of China,
from Hong Kong. Shanghai and liiogo,
for Victoria and Vancouver, H. ".'
At 8"illy I'usaed: Pennsylvanli, from
New Yoik, fvr J iitiuuth, CIciuuuii aiiU
At Boulogne-sur-Mer Arrived: Ryndaxn,
crom New York.
ELECTORS' TURN NOW
Campaign it Over and Part? Manageri
Can Do No More,
VOTERS MUST NOW PASS ON CLAIMS
Apathetic Feeling Seemi General and Light
Poll ii Expect!
COLORADO HAS HOTTEST WESTERN FIGHT
There Five Tickets Oompet, but Repub
licans Claim Victory.
WYOMING WILL SUPPORT PARTY IN POWER
Kansas Has Local Prohibition Troub
les and Kehraska Is ot F.iert
ing Straisht Party Vote
for All Officers.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Nov. 3 (Special Tele
gram.) The work of the two congressional
lommlttees is at an end. The general ap
athy which marked the early stages of this
year's campaign gave way eventually to a
measure of activity, which has brought the
republicans much encouragement. In the
east, Pennsylvania and New York have been
battle grounds. It is confidently expected
that Pennsylvania will give 100,000 majority
to the republican candidate for governor,
but New York Is gravely doubtful, although
thP most conservative estimate give the
state to Odell by from 10,000 to 20,000. The
democratic party In the Empire state It
united as it hns not been before in yesrs.
The gold democrata are returning to their
former allegiance and this unknown quan
tity makes the result fairly problematic.
As to the western states democratic lead
ers are not overly sanguine, although for
party' prestige they have been doing a lot
of democratic prognosticating wbirh to the
conservative mind is exceedingly ludicrous
in view of the past achievements of tho
republicans In the states now claimed by
the democrats. A nonpartisan and con
servative view of the contest which closes
tomorrow shows that the republicans are
almost sure to carry 176 seats and the dem
ocrats lfi2. leaving forty soat In doubt. '
The republicans have already elected eight
members of the new congress, four in
Maine and two each in Oregon and Ver
mont. With the 176 seats which Ihey are
certain to win tomorrow and eight already
won the republicans are reasonably assured
of 18t seats In the next congress. Upon a
similar basis of calculation the democrata
are given lit scat, thus leaving forty dis
tricts In doubt. It is impossible to see
how the democrats can eecure more than
twelve of these districts, while ther aeema
hardly any question that the republlcana
have a distinct advantage tn eighteen of
them, thus giving them 202 seats, twenty
eight more than enough to control the
LINCOLN, Nov.1 S. Nebraska will elect
a state ticket and six congressmen tomor
row. On the former neither the republlcana
nor the fuslonlsts are making strong claims
and tho result of the fight between J. H.
Mickey, republican, and W. H. Thompson,
fusionlnt. Is admittedly doubtful, although
the chairmen of both parties claim victory.
The prevailing opinion is that the oppos
ing parties will break even in tho congres
DENVER. Nov. 3 The election tomorrow
in Colorado promiFcs to be hotly contested
and the party managers predict a heavy
, vote. Both democratic and republican
chairmen claim victory, tne rormer ny
IS. 000 to 20,000 and the latter by 10,000 to
15,000. The other four tickets are not ex
pected to poll more than 30.000, out of a
probable total of 220,000. Three congress
men are to be chosen, and botn democrats
and republicans are claiming all these.
It Is generally conceded that the demo
crata will secure a majority In the legis
lature and will re-elect United Slates Sen
In order to insure a fair election In thla
city an agreement has been reached to
place both republican and democratic
watcher at the polls, who shall assist In
preventing any repeating or fraudulent
voting. County Clerk Aichele today cer
tified to all the names on the registration
lists, in defiance of the injunction Issued
by Judge Johnson, forbidding him to cer
tify about l.00 nsmes, which tha repub:
lican managers claim to be fictitious.
CHEYENNE, W'yo.. Nov. 3 The demo
cratic atate managers profess to be hope
ful of electing their congressional and
state candidates tomorrow, but will rive
no figures. On the other hand, the repub
licans assert that Congressman Mondetl
will be re-elected by a majority of at least
5,000 and the entire atate ticket by ma
jorities of uot less than 2,500. The legis
lature will be overwhelmingly republican.
TOPEKA, Kan., Nov. 3. Kansaa to
morrow will elect a full state ticket, in
cluding eight congressmen. The republican
and democratic chairmen both profess con
fidence in complete success at the poll.
A nonpartisan view of the situation to
night makes it appear the republican vyil
elect their state and congressional tickets.
The democrata, on the other hand, ar almost
sure to make gaina In the legislature. Tbey
have been devoting most of their effort
to thla during the closing week of tb cam
paign. Tbey have taken advantage of the
division existing among the republlcana In
certain counties aa a result of the senatorial
contest, and think that the chance are
good for them to control the lower houee.
In Topeka the local Interest I at fever
heat, being centered on the conteat for
county officers made by the temperance
people against the republican candidates.
LE3 MOINES. Nov. 3. With only one
congressional district the Second in
doubt, the republican of Iowa ar firm in
their conviction that they will send o t'ue
next congress a solid delegation. Practi
cally all Interest I centered la th Sei.f ni
district, where Judge M. J. Wade, demo
crat, of Iowa City, and Colonel William
Hoffman, republican, of Muscatine, ar the
respective candldatea for congress. Bo'h
parties are supremely confident of th re
sult. The estimate of the state central commit
tee of the republican majority In Iowa on
the atate ticket Is placed at 65.600. white
democrata are making a pretence at believ
lng that it will not exceed 60.00".
Thla Is an off year in Iowa and tha
ticket provides for tha cicctloa cf a ".ro.-a-tary
of atate, auditor, treasurer, atloricf
general, two Judgea ot th supreme court.
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