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    The Omaha Daily Bee.
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ti.iff ?4 Othr 0tf Dc-rr.hft Work
in th rtnlipiiinn.
Autliirliin In Poms IrmUnrM tiT Aid
In M InsnrgMit--
Fr-Uiir iVi'ls. Howatar, Eiint and Must
B Pnt Pnwn.
Health and Nnril, nl iraone Are lenlt
Mtik and Ahraaatlnn f Inanlar
title la I nril In (trrt
Amertean Aathnrlir.
WAHMINOTON. Nov. 4-Th annual r.
Ji'f I of Majir (lntal Adna R. Chaffee,
Just mad" public, rover th rampalgn of
Gnral J. . Smith In Hsmar. rcfcre tn
frlnion that occurred between tho rlvll
and military authorities regarding I,eyt
and discusae lh act ion of various nfflcers
and th nrN nf the army In the suppres
sion of recent Inaurrn Hone.
liMmttl Chaffee warmly defends the oftl-
eis. and assumes full responsibility for
II that done under official orders. He
says lha various predatory Klllplnn band
re of llill military Importance and ran
lu lima Imi handled by the Inaular con
stat ulary
"peaking of tha rampalgn In Hsroar, bn
saya be flmla nothing In thn written In
trm llnna wblc h "was nut Justified by thn
condition th're lo he overrome." The
formation nf rnnrenl rat Ion cum pa was nec
essary to suppress the Insurrection In th-s
firovlnraa if liatanga. Laguna and Taya
bes, especially as the rlvll authorltlea In
aonia Itistumr aided (be Insurrectionists.
II requests tha removal of the rrnatire
$.aad publicly upon Urnrral Bell regard
1 ii at order, circular and Inalrnrlluna which
h Issued whlli putting down tba Ineur
ycctlon. I rnee lleaoaltloa of ftnltana.
An Inirfcat ln portion nf the report la
that relating tn Ihn Moroa In Mindanao
and Join. He nay a II. mill require lime,
f t and patlcci to eatabllah 1'nlted
italea authority over all the Moro aettle
tiirnta. The annner the aultan of Jolo'a title, ac
1il or Maumil, aa ovrrclKU nnd aa aoln
owner f Imii I In Ihe Join arihlpeluito H
(lulled the defter for thn altuHtlun. I'rob
ahlv tli'-r la little (Imihl tliat a money
roneldi wniild relieve the eltuatlun
and If I hie be ilmie lan e Juat but almple uikI
plainly etHfcil aa to Im lindtretoiKl by
the Moro niiiilatloti could denerally lie en.
frrreeii ttimuah the riattna upon thrlr fnl
Piwera olttumt much trouble or frequent
rnrt to furiv. It will be tmpnexlhle for
mfiy ar to lannr rhlefa, dutto. and to
leal dlrettlr with the Individual Moroa
la done with clvlilaed. t'hrlatian people. It
will, hiwvr, lie a Inn alep aluaii when
the itmttnm ara Independent of the aultan
and rerognlaa tha 1'nlted Htatea aa tha
inlr eoverMpntT to which allealanee la due
awl mt the only authority empowered to
eeart lawa fnr th aovernment of tha roun
trr. that all tha Inhwtritanta ara eaual ba-
f-.ra lha law) lent :rtrltiart peil have a
l lhl In Uvu Hut lo advance ao far will
tnMimi much time and may yeault In na-
tlonHl canfllct; for tha modinratlon of
frnt hllf will In aoma caara require
tha oee of military force.
Force, ha rnotlnnee, feaa been naed only
It make It understood plainly that peraona
anfltled to prntertlnn cannot be murdered
and thai the authority of tba 1'nlted State
ran tint be queatloned
f'nmmentlna; on other aectlona of tba
lalanda, be aaya at the time of writing, the
army wae nn a peara Troopa were
fcelna; withdrawn from participation In civil
affaire aa rapidly aa rlvll organtxatlona
entild be erected. Thla baa been completed
fa all etcept Ba'anaaa and Samar. wbera
la waa expected to ha accomplished by tha
ndl of tha year.
f letl fvaraaaeaf Coaatileto,
Tba report aaya:
All parte nf tha erchlplao except what
la known aa the Morn country, have been
formally nraantaed for rlvll government
and t'ired over to Ita nfflclale, ihue freeing
the army fmm aupervleory or ajctual con
trol over Ita tnhaeitanta or their affaire.
Ffe point eut tha neeeaalty for more bar
racks and aaya the ll.r.HO.rtoo appropriated
for tha army will not provide more than
"temporary shelter built largely of native
inaterlala." He thinks permanent sites
Should be purrhaaed ami suitable buildings
erected at healthful pol ite In the lalanda.
i nnreralna tba healta of tha army ha
The oaclllatlon of the perrentae-e of alck
rn the rommnnrt hee not ex'eet--t J1 point
aurtna the ycer The maximum waa S.5I
a- r cmt fur Auauet. lnci . the minimum. 1.1,
f"r Vley. IWJ (if rhe twentv-aia caeca of
a. he tnh'iUfect by the chief surgeon,
eerv w the moat prominent iMtithn
frtn eh.drr he Acrtha to wilful dlereaar.1
ef W4riilnari and failure to avoid known lo
cd!:e nf Infection. While the number of
d"h!4 of native nl others not of the mil-
,.c ,n..y th..uHi.H nf native h,t bee,,
pvi thr.nmh the influence of the army in
lf-ttina where precaution was not re
a-ar lc.t as nf llit'e or no avail
I 'idee the reorgitnixiitloii armv act fifty
cnmpnlee of Klliiuno a. out hil heen or
ainisee). a total s'reiigtlt of composed
f m different ti iocs. .tray A eta.
In enncluaioit he makes a statement of
Ihe general character of the army and the
duty af the troops which Is in the nature
af a reply to criticisms that have been
T rmv haa fHlthfullv and efficiently
aerf.irm.-.l the dutv that fell to Ita lot
riome i wrong done native Ptf ent
ailer it !i.t'i kfii 'it in..i.tle to redreie h-
aoe of rtiiior to Identify the r Mponalhte I
p.,rtv i.r paritee hut when established dts
. niioorv me.4uri- nav.. oeii
i.ito.crv nic.,.ur. hav.. been en(..rc.V
'I i 4Hiuiiiiion and atateinetit that th
present of xnl.tter In e.unmiinlt v la very
el inorultalnaT to the mttivee is not true aa a
bi .iad pi ,..ioHnuin ; in mv opinion the oppo
aiie view la tu iat worthy to he noted Ail
In.iivntual tiioier here, aiui there haa no
iloul't roi.d native or hv threat or
l'i.-lcal tor. e . oni iei It-. I ooedience lo h.s
deiiiano-4. It'll Ifli-Kn Instance are enceii
fiili.,1, o old. KM : Il. alleae.1 demor-
a ana i it rl n. . htoHdeim a to make the
pr..eriie lie while race, aa a rat--, de-n-ott-nitna;.
i he nu1u tier for evil hy the
MiUoit r -H llttl.'e-l ..mall .intl uudefcervlllaT of
i tiiiiiiient compare. I with thtir many vlr-!..,-
nit h i' irt'eit and eftample are u.-ai na (or a" id.
t compaio 1 11 Ueueral Chaffee's report
a 'he reports of the start and general
rtVeiw. ltt toniu.mut varloui departments
.ianer, strongly recom-
itftieral J.
ni. 11, led ihe re-ckiaoliihinent of the cau
ee, Th 'ei iitinai luu t orgduueti oppoti
tttiti to thv gott-i tiiueut . bi . rcu leca
In r.icrv ih'' r(4til!ti:ut'ni of something
lu jc. .. Ihe aiteiiiinu nf the aol'litrs and
n'ara nf aiuuariuea: wparateci from 'hat
ki poiitu-.l u meat of tha places where,
troopa 4r aiaiionril.
Louie naui C oh ucl Gtaurgo W datr,
hief ut rtu. tall attrition to the la t
t ni trutrl liaeaaa , oiiiiDtitil to lu. rease
...! an I wall the rats has nut ap-
iCanauad ou t oo4 Pae.j
naillnn Paper trrnapa I nlled itntc
l tpprnnrlntln British
K TftP.l A H r
(Ml rvrnltlg says
Nov. ' Vf'ivinT.
In t - HI,.
eihlc manticr. and with c,rv . ' ij
I tilled Siato xurvevnte have cfi, .
upon I'anidmn territory to the north,
of ('Hpc Fox and appropriated thousand
of nqniiri' mllen nf land lyinK within the
boundaries of British 'olimibla to the
Meat ward of I'ortland
The line from Portland canal runs nortli-
eterly for a ahnrl dlatutico then lurna i
and runa nearly due wcat. nnd finally con
nect with the Vkoot river at tho confluence j
with Strlklne river. At thit point there
la to be found an old poat auppoiod to have
been ererted by the Hudson Hay company
and by the running; line to that post It in
apparently the clulm of the gov
ernment that the post In q oration was
placed In position by the Russians, although
the survey I'm- la distinctly marked by
squared and cut ftranltr monuments.
The monuments are In apex mounted on
which Is a copper rod, which stirvrynrs
state was placed In position to mark th
read spot where the American mirvpynrs
placed their Instrumrn's when running thu
"It la hardly possible, on account of the
presence of a llrltlab Columbia offlrial at
Port Simpson, that Americans can have
ocTtiplcd this territory without such an ac
tion having rome to tho knowledge of the
government nnd being by him tranamltted
to Ihe provincial government and thrnco
to Ottawa."
Anatrlan Court a Hold that Athelal and
Prnteatant Are I nahlr to
VIENNA, Nov. 14. An Important deri
sion rendered by the provincial civil court
today shows the urgent neresslty of Amer
ican and English women contemplating
marriage with an Auetrlan of first obtain
ing competent legal advice.
In the present Instance Clemrnts Kol-
laher, an Austrian, was married In Iyomlon
to nn English woman by a civil ceremony.
Kollsher described himself as having no
religious faith and the bride as belonging
to a Protestant church.
Kollsher recently applied to the Vienna
court for a legal separation, which hare
now held the marriage Invalid on account
of the differences of religion between the
contracting parties.
CoaBrteattal Aaent In Caha Together
with Ten Thoaaand Dollars
HAVANA. Not. 14. Colonel Michael J.
Dady of Brooklyn baa complained to the de
tective bureau that his confidential agent
In Cuba Is missing, together with 110,000,
alleged to hare been entrusted to him for
the purchase of the water works at Clen
fuegoa. Colonsl Dady and his wife hare Just ar
rived from New York. Tha missing man's
wtfa cams also on tha aama steamer. They
were greatly surprised at not being met
by the agent, and upon Investigation It was
learned he had been missing for a fort
night. The agent was a United States secret
service agent In Cuba during tha military
lawyer Takes Cash Which He Claims
Is Dae Him anal ,1s
HA VANS' A. Nov. 14. Colonel M. J. Dady
af Brooklyn bss filed charges against his
attorney. De W'yrnff. who be alleges has
absronded with $10,000 forwarded to be
naed In securing an option for the con
struction of waterworks at Clenfuegns.
Mr. Dady declarea that Da Wycoff de
posited the money In his own name and
afterwarda drew It out and left for the
United fltates. He has a letter In which
Wycoff Intimates that be has taken the
money In payment of his legal servlcea and
threatens to attach Mr. Dady s property
here If he Is prosecuted.
Aaetraltaae ee Dast Sterna
Fir anal They Become
lONDOV. Nov. 14 According to a dis
patch to the Daily Mall from Sydnev. N.
W . an extraordinary red duststorm has j s,rvice. As to W. N. Loeser. he has been
been experienced in Vldoria and New Buspended pending Investigation of charges
South Walea. Dsrkness shrouded the city made by Colonel Mosby, special agent of
of Melbourne yesterday at noon and balls j tn, an,i office, that a number of nonresl
of fire fell to several buildings. The peo- j dent widows of soldiers have, at the In
j P" w"e thrown Into a state of panic, as
i they thought the world waa coming to an
end. A similar cloud of red dust fell at
Sydney and many Inland towns yesterday.
r.laht Jallore and Eight Dead Bodies
Art Taken from Raft In
W ELLINGTON. New Zealand. Nov. 14
The British survey steamer Penguine has
picked up . raft belonging to the Britieh
steamer Elingamite, which wss wrecked on
one of the Three Kings islands, off the
. I north coast of New Zealand, November 9.
On the raft were eight survivors and the
bodied of eight others of the company of
the wrecked vessel. The survivors are do
ing well.
I aarlaa haa Melancholia.
IjONDON, Nov. II. In a dispatch from
Lividia the correspondeat of the Daily
Mi l i-ays the czarina has fallen into a
condition of deep melancholia, which takes
the form of preserving silence for lonq
periods, eveu in the presence of guests.
rler mujeaty s condition is causing ner Que-
tora c'ousi. It-ruble anxiety.
"' t-tee la Ts.k.
MAPHII). Nov. 14. lienor Sagasta in-
formed King Alfonso today that he felt
j compelled to ubaudou the taok of trying to
form a new cabinet, but the king re
I quested him to make a further effort. It
I ta PttrlMlt tht.1 i.n.l. lAlllt.l In nonai-
Jen I of the senate, iutenda to reaign and
retire from politics.
lard tlatcir la Ulattleased.
LONDON. Nov. 14 Tha Jewish Chronicle
this muroiLg asserts that the name of M.
catargl. Roumanian minister in London,
was umit'.ed from the list of diplomais In
vited to acteu'l tbo loij muyiir'i dinner.
This ut done aa a mar of dirplvasure
ai the pirsucution of lha Koumanlau Je.
Illinois Man Persists in Keeping Quiet on
Tariff Question.
ebraak Men In Interior neiinrt
t'nll nn sr nntor vllllarcl tn
Aaatet Them In Hold
In ar On.
(From a Staff t ni rc.ipnndnrt i
WASHINGTON. Nov. 14 -(Spec ial Tele
gram.) News reaches Washington that
some of the western delegation will make
an effort to forre Mr. Cannon to declare
hlmsrlt on the question of tariff revision
before they pledge themselves to support
his speakership candidacy. The informa
tion Is. however, that this will probably
prove a difficult task, as It Is mid that Mr.
Cannon t present Is engaged In steering n
middle course through the chnnnel of tariff
and trusts. Mr. Cannon's friend rlalin
flint he Is wise In this course, that he
ehould make no promises, but hold himself
free to carry out the policy of the re-
publlcnti party as It may bo outlined for
the battle of 1904. Through this course
Mr. Cannon Is picking off votes from east
ern reproeentatlvos, whose constituencies
are strongly for conservatism In dealing
with tariff. While Pennsylvania mny be
for Dalell on the surface. It is a well
known fact that the majority will go to
Cannon should It be demonstrated that
Palzoll cannot win out. Mr. Cannon Is
really. If Is said, the first choice of a ma
jority of the Pennsylvania delegation, but
they support Palzell under duress and
would welcome the slightest opening to
warrant a break to the Cannon column.
The Nebraska delegation. It Is said, are lo
a man favorable to Mr. Cannon's candidacy
and as a mere formality will soon come to
gether and announce themselves as a unit
In support of the Illinois candidate.
Mr. Tlabcork has to go to Wisconsin and
will meet his delegation at Milwaukee to
morrow and It will then be derided
whether he will enter the race or not.
The Minnesota delegation will meet to
morrow or Monday In St. Taul. Every
member of the delegation haa declared
privately In favor of Mr. Cannon, but the
Minnesota press Is urging editorially that
the delegation must first secure a pledge
from Mr. Cannon for tariff revisions.
Wilson stands by Hyde.
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson evidently
Intends to stand by Statistician John Hyde
of his department In the efforts that are
being mado to get him out of office. The
latest movo in the fight was made yester
day, when the secretary refused point
blank to answer a list of questions as to
the methods employed by Mr. Hyde In
gathering crop statistics. The questions
were propounded by J. W. Dodswortb of
New York. Secretary Wilson Informed Mr.
Dodsworth that the methods employed by
Mr. Hyde were satisfactory to the Depart
ment of Agriculture and also satisfactory
to the farmers producing corn, wheat, coU
too and other products subject to price
fluctuations through trading upon ax
changes. The exchange people claim that
the department always places Ita estimate
of the eeop.fcalow tha actual yield. ' This,
If done, of course makes It appear that
cotton and grains are not so plentiful as Is
really the case, with the result that prices
Immediately advance to tba benefit of pro
ducers. Hanglngr Onto Office.
Senator Millard la Intervening In be
half of two subordinates In the Interior
department whom he was Instrumental In
landing In government positions and who
have since gotten Into difficulty. These
are Superintendent Saunders of the Indian
school at Santee agency, Nebraska, who
in October waa called upon to resign,
otherwise the Civil Service commission
threatened to withdraw his name from the
classified service, and W. N. Losaer of
Iowa, special agent, whose headquarters
have been for several years at North
Platte, Neb., who waa suspended during
the first week of the current month be
cause of alleged fraudulent land entrlea In
his district. Senator Millard has written
letters to Secretary Hitchcock and Com
missioner Jones pleading for delay in these
rases. In bis letter to Commissioner Jonea
the senator says that W. It. Saunders Is a
most competent man and urges that all
action be suspended until he can present
certain affidavits attesting to his efficiency.
However, the retention of Saunders does
not lay In the hands of Commissioner
Jones. It is the 1'nlted States Civil Serv
ice commission which objects to certifying
Mr. Saunders to the claselfled list and the
commission is not inclined to stand for the
method which. It Is alleged, Saunders has
taken to cover himself Into the classified
stance of rattle companies, made entries
for lands In Nebraska under an agreement
to transfer thn same to the cattle men.
The alleged fraudulent actions of the cat
tle companies In searching out nonresi
dent soldiers' widows and giving them
1 financial aid to locate on desirable grazing
land and aubsequently quietly sell out, fs
r.ow being investigated by the department.
Senator Millard, it is understood, Is urging
tbe reinstatement of Agent Losser, but It
Is probable that nothing of the sort will
be done at present.
i Inveetlnatlna Alleaecl Land Frauds.
Secretary Hitchcock is Investigating all
charges preferred by Colonel Mosby aa to
the methods of the cattle companies to se-
j cure contro Df vast areas of the public do
main for grazing, thus sequestering thou
sands of acres of rich agricultural land
much sought by homeateaders. The In
vestigations now In progress will be most
thorough and every detail wil be ready
for a com ib! and comprehensive presenta
tion to President Roosevelt on his rel-jTu
lo WjMhington.
Routine of Department.
William KU be has been appointed post-
1 maatcr at nrecia. 1 arron county, ta , vice
; J. 11. Kit ne. resigned.
' The comptroller of the currency has aj-
1 ,horUei the First National bank of At-
. klnbon. Neb., to begin business with $25,uOO
I capital.
I The corporate existence of the Sioux
Kalla National bank or Sioux Kalis, s. I).
has been extended until November 14. 1'.'2.'.
The lie Moines National bank of De
Moinea has been approved as reserve agent
for the Kir. I National bank of Shenan
doah, la.
The post office at Amadore, Wapello
county, la . haa been fflseonttnued.
To rural free delivery routes will he
establt.hed December 1 at Orange City,
Sioux county, la. Route embrarea an area
of forty-mutt sonar mile containing a
population of SJ'i. The povioltlie at Mul
uitbuiy 1 ill b supplied b rural carriers.
Ursolic! Inn anaurat cjlcl Itr Pensions
and Macii tit her' 'I hlnaa nf
NF.W ortt.KANS. Nov. 14.- Nnnlhor day
wa devoted by the American Federation of
l.nhor to work preparatory for the actual
duties of the convention. Reports of com
mittees and the Introduction of resolutions
took up all of the sessions. A prolonged
dispute over a portion of the report of the
committee on credentials occupied the
greater part of the morning and a grneral
discussion of the report of tho committee
on rules took tip all the time of the after
nocn session not given over to the recep
tion of resolutions introduced by various
delegates. No action was taken on any of
the resolutions. They were simply re
ceived by the presiding officer and by him
referred to the various committees, whoso
report upon them will be submitted later
to the convention for final action.
Eighty-seven resolutions were submitted.
Many of them related to minor points of
organization, to requests that various firms
be placed upon the "unfair list" and to
claims of Jurisdiction. Outside of these
the following are the resolution of chief
Interest :
That any man who shall have reached the
age of Bii'vears. who la a naturalised cltl
seu Htid has lived twenty-one yearn In this
country, and whence average annual Income
has been less than ll.txv per annum, be
given a life pension of I1J per month.
That the national heatiinmrters be re
moved from WiislmiKt-on jo IVnver.
That the charter nf th 1'nlted Hrewery
Workers lie revoked for donduct not In ac
cord with union principle.
That a call be Issued lor a meeting of
team driver- to be held within six months
for the purpoee of roneolldntlng all unions
of the 1'nlted states and Canada into an in
ternational hotly, to he called the Team
Drivers' National association.
Thnt protest tie made ngainat the ship
suli.sldv bill, 'as It Is calculated to extend
over the sea the same monopoly held by
the rallroacla on land, and thnt the federa
tion encourage the development ot a
naturailzed body of American seamen."
That the federntlon protest agalnet the
cnnHtruction of either the I'nnama or Nica
ragua canal, as the country must either
acquire more territory or encroach upon
liberties of the Uatln-Amerlcun states.
Thnt efforts be made to defeat the antt
ttcket scalping bill now before congress
and all city ordinances enacted against
ticket brokers.
Thnt the application of the I'nlted
Urotherht'id of Curpenters and Joiners for
the revocation of the charter of the Amal
gamated Association of Carpenters be
That aid be extended to the letter car
riers In their efTurt to secure higher wages.
For a declaration by the American Fed
eration of Labor that a building devoted to
the use of union labor should be erected In
every town of 15.0W or more Inhabitants.
Many ladlnaj Securities In Wall
Street Touch the Lowest
1'rlce fur Months.
NEW YORK. Nov. 14. There was another
bad break in the stock market this after
noon after the early weakness had appar
ently subsided and a sluggish and waver
ing movement of prices had succeeded.
Tbe slump was attributed to raiding tac
tics by a powerful speculative combina
tion. The usual rumcVs of financial
troubles and of heavy losses by large spec
ulators accompanied the decline. Tbe wip
ing ot marglna and uncovering of stop-loss
orders dislodged heavy masses ot stock, In
dicating as a matter of 0011710 heavy spec
ulative losses.
Tbe factora made use of by the bears
were the prospects of a weak bank return
tomorrow, fears ot gold exports next week,
further large demands from the Interior
tor money and a consequent squeeze In th?
money market, Tbe announcement of tbe
Pennsylvania road Increasing wages was
also pointed to as an Indication of the
rising course of expenses.
The stock and Its affiliated stocks led
the decline and St. Paul, Southern Pacific
and the Pacific, weatern and coal roads
generally bore tbe brunt of the attack.
Losses ran from 2 to 64 points in the prin
cipal atocka, and the efforts ot the bears to
cover shorts caused the market to rally.
Later Rrtnrna from Hawaii Territory
Make tha Republican Victory
Still Greater.
HONOLULU, Nov. 8. (Via San Francisco,
Nov. 14.) Complete election returns show
that Prlnre Cupid, the republican candi
date, has beaten Delegate Wilcox for con
gress by 1,920.
The prince carried all the districts. The
republicans have twenty representatives
out of thirty and nine senators out of fif
teen. This Is a complete reversal of the
last election results, which elected Wilcox
by 300 majority, with over two-thirds home
rule majority In the house and nine home
rulers in the senate. The new legislature,
like the last, contains a largo majority of
The claim ot the Marcus Island Cuano
company of a title to Marcus Island has
been sent to Washington. It has been
placed in the hands of ex-Senator John M.
Thurston. He will present the matter to
the State department as counsel tor the
With the close of this year tbe American
board of foreign missions will withdraw all
financial aid from the religious Work of the
Hawaiiau Islands, after thirty-three years
of continuous support, the islands being no
longer within tbo scope ot the work of thn
Three Members tn Two Hold ttnldlrrs'
Home Commandant faul
SIOUX CITY. la.. Nov. 14 -The South
Dakota Soldiers' home board has completed
Its Investigation of the administration of
Commandant l.uess of the Soldiers' home
at Hot Springs. The majority report finds
Lucas not guilty of the charge that he
embezzled funds of deceased soldiers.
The minority report conclude: 'Ve be
lieve that the evidence in the case Is suffi
cient to induce us to request the resigna
tion of Cnlonel Lucas as commandant of
the Soldiers' home."
Three members signed the majority re-
j p0rt aQI )HO ,ne minority.
Man 1 nder Ua-ath tseatenre at Balls
Almost ava Through Meel
Pl'TTE. Mont . Nov II Charles Lenoa.
under aeutene nf death, made rifnma
but unauccesfiil atiempt to break Jail j
It was found lust night that a hole
twenty Inches square bad been almost
sawed through the celling plates ot steel
which ere srven-rlghihs of au 'j. h. An
other ds) u work would h'.ta c,oniplei.
the Job.
l.riiax sud Janus Merlin murdered Kir,
man James William at SiUir Ucjaj Just
tlou sovsral uiouiti su.
Tax Commissioner Tlemiig Completes the
Work on Corporations,
Local Krnnrhlard Corporations Ire
Alan tlonatrd tn Ihe F.slrnl
ot Several Million
Tax Commissioner Fleming last night at
a late hour completed his figures for the
assessment of railroad companies and Ihe
public service corporations of tho city, as
they will be presented to the Hoard of
Review for Its consideration. , Those figures
are still subject to the action of the Hoard
of Review and the Hoard of Equalization.
The announcement of Mr. Fleming's
figures will no doubt cause general sur
prise, for not only has he materially In
creased the valuation of the property of
several of Ihe franchise corporal lotia. so
called, but In his treatment of the railroad
asuessment he haa multiplied the figures
of the State Hoard of Equalization from
which this property waac assessed last
year, by ion. lu taking this course Mr.
Fleming takes the ground that tho law
which requires that the figures of the
state board Bhall be accepted as final. Is
unconstitutional and he proposes to make
a thorough test of his belief. As he stated
to a representative of The Her last even
ing, Mr. Fleming Is convinced that the
railroads have been aasessed on a ridicu
lously low basis, and he Intends to find
some means of compelling them to pay
their equitable share of the tax levy.
Following are the valuations placed upon
the properties of the various franchise
corporations by Mr. Fleming:
Corporation Valuations.
Personal Real
Property. Estate.
Omaha Water Co
Omaha tins Co
Omaha Telephone Co...
Omaha Electric Lt. Co.
Omaha Street Ry. Co..
2.UTi."" I'tMi.n"
. ... 2,"i,iO 21 "',("
-inn.clW tW.Oim
.... riiKi,t" -l.ciud
.... 6.01PU.111M I'.0d0
Totals '. ll(.4J.-..0tK I747,0"0
Last year the above companies were as
sessed upon a basis of 40 per cent of tho
supposed true valuation of their property
and from that showing the full value of
their respective properties would have been
as follows:
Peraona! Real
Pronertv. Estate.
Omaha, Water Co
Omaha Gas Co
Omaha Telephone Co....,
Omaha Electric; Lt. Co..
Omaha Street Ry. Co....
...$2.1i'.' S'i.OOO
... 2 (".t l.'iO.Ouo
... 425.000 SK.OnO
... 4jri.( M.OdU
... 3.250,000 2nO,iA)
Totals tS.225,000 $1197,000
Every one of these companies has prop
erly at South Omaha and In the assess
ment of their personal property Mr. Flem
ing says liberal allowance has been made
them for their property at that place.
In the assessment of the railway com
panies, Mr. Fleming has placed the prop
erty of the Omaha Belt Line at J5'J3,000
which la an advance of $433,000 on the fig
ures of last year and that of the Omaha
Bridge & Terminal company at $79,290,
which la an advance of $51,000 on the fig
ures of last year.
On the other railroad properties In this
city Mr. Fleming hasreacbed his assessed
valuation by merely 'multiplying the fig
ures of the Board ot Equalization by 100,
the result of his computation being as fol
lows: Union Pacific $fi.96l.940
Fremont. F.llthnrn & M. V. .; I,2'.i2.4m
Omaha & North Platte
Omaha & South Western l,7iil..Vl
Chicago, St. Paul. M. & 0 2.074.SUO
Late llend of .Endowment Rank
Drlren from Order by Grand
CHICAGO. Nov. 14. The grand tribunal
of the Illinois Knights of Pythias has voted
unanimously to expel John A. Hlnsey, who
retired from the head of the board of con
trol of the endowment rank last year. Ho
has appealed to the supreme tribunal,
which will meet at Indianapolis in Febru
ary. At the recent meeting of the supreme
lodge in San Francisco he was suspended
pending the action ot the Illinois grand
Dr. Albert I. Douffleur, who waa medical
examiner of the endowment rank during
the Hlnsey administration, has also been
suspended for a year.
In the sixteen months slnca the Hlnsey
administration ended the endowment rank
has paid up $500,000 on overdue death
claims and now haa nearly $200,000 cash on
Bworthmore nets President Who
Stood Out for Funds Belore
PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 14 Joseph Swain.
LL. D.. who recently resigned the presi
dency of the Indiana state university, will
tomorrow be Installed president of Bworth
more college. The inaugural ceremonies
will be witnessed by delegates from 120
institutions of learning.
More than ordinary Interest has been
manifested In Dr. Swain's Inauguration
from the fact that he declined to accept
the presidency of the college unless a
large fund waa established with which
Ihe scope of the institution might be en
larged. Wealthy friends nf the college
answered the call for contributions and
when the amount stipulated by Dr. Swain
had been secured, 1 no longer hesitated
to accept the office.
Bait here. Bakers and tirnrera fall
In FBorl tn Get Mlasoarl l.nw
t haasrd.
ST. JOSEPH. Mo , Nov. 14 -Tlir grocers,
butrbrra and bakers ot S'. Joseph htne
merged for 'he puri-nsr of mutual protec
tion. The body Is affiliated with the Retail
Men hauls' aanclatiou r.f Missouri and will
j prearnt a garnishee till al the nril rgi-
They say It I imnaslble under Ihe pres
ent law to collect bills evrn from prrsons
I able to pay.
laarlua a I aalrsirrat l.aesl I alalia
Kill Mlmavlf.
M Nt ill.'STEU . Nov II During a
uniruirrai ov r I board bill t i Ja
VJateraoa ( a 1 1 v S..l M I lrit.nhu
mtriir of the hotel, aftj laa kill 1
Forecast for Nclua-k i Fair Hitturday and
lTolialily Sll n.t.t .
Trmiif rstnrr nt Omaha Irattrilati
llonr. Hear. Hour. lira.
ft a. ni :i:t I p. m 4
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in a. m :t:t t p. m IA
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li m ,1h H p. m 42
! p. m II
Western I nine anil I'ennay It anln
Itallrnad Cnmntenre l.eunl
PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 14 - On Thursday
the Western Union Telegraph company
will file a suit praying for an Injunction
restraining the Pennsylvania from remov
ing Its poles and wires from land east of
Pittsburg nnd Krie.
This move will mark the beginning of n
great legal battlo hoi wren thn (inuld
Wabnsh Interests nnd the PcntiKjivania
Cattsatt corporations.
The claim of the Western Union Is based
on the proposition that its poles and wires
rightfully occupy space along the tracks
berause of the general grants under what
is known as the post road rights. This
sets up the contention that the right-of-way
along Ihe railroad cannot be legally
restrlctfd because the government uses the
railroad for transmlsalon of the malls and
that, therefore, the railroads are public
servants In the hroadost possible sense.
The Western Union clnlms that post roads
are equal In Importance to the eminent
domain rights of the railroad company.
With Reporter He la (harxrcl with
Rlackmalllnn; Improvement
NEW YORK. Nov. 14. A man giving the
name of Harry A. Williams, but who the
police declare la Henry C. Wilson, for
twenty years chief clerk and civil engineer
In the Department of the East, U. S. A.,
was arrested tonight on n charge of ex
tortion. Hanjamin F. Whltmore, who says
he is a reporter, was arrested on a sim
ilar charge.
The two men are accused of trying to
hold up the Water Front Improvement
company of Jereey City, which is engaged
in tilling in crib work on Kicker's island In
the East river. The men are charged with
extorting $4,500 under threats of stopping
the work by causing to be withdrawn an
army tug. a dredge and some scows which
had been loaned.
Court Commences Caae Against the
Prudential Insurance Com
pany. NEW YORK, Nov. 14. Argument was be
gun today In the suit brought by Newark
stockholders of the Prudential Insurance
company to prevent what they allege v.ill
be virtually a . merger of that company
with the Fidelity Trust company of New
ark. Counsel for the two romplalnants, Wil
liam Pnhnthnm nnrl .tnhn lllinifsworth
moved for the admission of affidavits de-
signed to offset the alleged approval of
the New Jersey eommlsf inner of Insurance.
They were by the Insurance commissioners
of Massachusetts and Connecticut. The
court declined to rule until the main argu
ment was ended.
Mrs. McKlaley Owns Land on Which
Old Mine with rw Life la
METROPOLIS. 111.. Nov. 14. The Empire
Lead and Spar mines on tbe Illinois Cen
tral, in Pope county, have Just shipped the
first carload of zinc ore ever mined In Il
linois. The mine Is on land owned by Mrs. Wil
liam McKinlcy, widow of the late presi
dent, and was operated by the Saxtons for
several yeara after the civil war for spar
and lead. But so much carbonate of zinc
ore was found that the mines were finally
abandoned, the value of the brown colored
rock not being known.
Recently operations were resumed by an
Ohio man, with Joplin, Mo., capitalists be
hind him.
Schools In Different Parts fiat Share
of Congressional Appro
priation. WASHINGTON. Nov. 14. Tbe $25,000 ap
propriated by congress for the United
States service schools has been allotted as
To tha artillery school at Fort Monroe,
$7,123; to the school of submarine defense
at Fort Totten, N. Y., $3,247; to the cavalry
and artillery school at Fort Riley. Kan..
$1,118. and to the general service and staff
college at Leavenworth. Kan., $11. M?
An order Issued from the War depart
ment today establishes a training school
for farriers and blacksmiths at Fort Riley.
Kan., in connection with the school ot
application there.
W hile arrylnar Injnrrd t'amradea
They Meet with Plaaattr
CHICVOO. Nov II. Scn firemen nar
rowly ra.apr'i death tonight hie rr,u:ii;
two i o.urade. kncWcd unenn Hcimn tr an
rxploition during a hre on the thirteenth
Boor of the Itovul inurn e bilidmi
While ces. ending the a-clrway with tho
prostrate fo' n of tvn ir a cc
ouvl explosion thre ehe r-'a'cr- he.iilong
to th ' cm nil ti( P. . re th' y could b
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Mitchell Outlines TUn to Stop Further
Coal Strike".
Masters and Mm Should r.lect Conimittrt.
to August Grievance.
Bayi Mutual Arranpeiurtits EUnwhere Has
Prnvuntfltl Labor War.
Claims Little Ones thonl.l ot IK
Forced to Work at lender late
Flther In 4 ntllre'ea nr
SCR ANTON, Pa.. Nov. 1! -The . nrums
sion appointed by President Itocsevrll to
arbitrate ihe dirTi retires rxIMIng between
Ihe anthracite ttiitic woiseia and th"lr em
ploye's today began t tic; healing o( the min
er' side of Ihe ciiho.
.Mr. Mitchell opened wilh a lengthy
statement, following ,i l.y entering tho
box and submitting to examination under
01th. lie cli tniiiided hliorti r hours and
higher wages for the nun and entered a
strong pi' a for the children v. ho, be said,
were obliged t letl In th" mines to help
their pat nts eke out a pret arlotia ex
istence. Toward the md he outlined a
schema for preventing s'rlkes by th"
formation of Joint com Illation boards.
When tho conimlKloti rose ho was mill
In the box undergoing a rapid crOMt-cxjtn-Inatlon
hy D. W. Wilson, counsel for the
Delaware & Hudson R.iilroud company.
The seven commissioners have seats on
the bench. In front of them are three long
tables, one for John Mitchell and his
attorneys, one for Ihe lawyers of tho coal
companies and the third for the attornc -of
the independent operators. Tbei ai -ranKcments
for the bearings are admirable,
and it in likely the commission will bear
all tho evidence In Ihlw city.
Thn operators were represented by
twenty-two lawyers, tho nonunion miners
hy two and the United Mine Workera by
Mr. Mitt hell and blx attorneys.
Corridors Are Crowded.
As early as 3 o'clock the corridors were
crowded with people of all rlasncs and
conditions eager to gain adtnlttanco. Only
a few of them, however, got through the
door, as almost every seat was occupied
by general superintendents of mining com
panies and other official and representa
tives of tbe mine workers.
The attitude of tho commissioners was
closely followed by everyone In court.
They appeared to be greatly Interested In
the cross-examination ot Mr. Mitchell, but
seemed to grow restless under the cease
less fire of questions aimed at him.
Judge Gray, as chairmen, waa spokesman
for the commission and at timea propounded
queries. At the close of thn session ha
asked Mr. Mitchell whether bis organisa
tion approved the act of wlthlrawing from
or denying the necessaries of life to those
who had offended the orgsnization.
"I Bhould say, eiaphatlcally, no," re-
P h tnea.
During the hearing tho statement was
brought for the first time that the tirlnn
had disbursed $1,500,000 among the strikers.
The proceedings opened shortly after 10
o'clock, when the members of the com
mission arrived.
Mr. Mitchell said he would file a
further statement on Monday in answer to
sonic of thn allegation (f the operators.
Johu T. Lrnuhan of Wllkeaharre. on be
half of tho nonunion men, Inquired of the
commission what course the proceedings
would lako with respect to them. Judge
Gray answered that that was a question
which would have to b considered.
Mitchell Addresaea Commission.
Mr. Mitchell then arose and addressed
the commission. His statement contained
6.000 words. Ho prefaced hla statement with
tbo hope that tho commission would "suc
ceed In arranging relations between the
operators snd miners that will Insure peace
and stability In tho industry for an In
definite period." After reciting the de
mands for Increased pay for the miner, a
shorter work day tor the laborer, tha
weighing of the coal and an Industrial
agreement, the refusal of all ot which led to
the strike, Mr. Mitchell spoke as follows on
the question of higher wages:
f if the H7,0 men and boya employed In
and around the mines, stripping, washer
lea and lireakeri. In the anthracite ro.xl
t.eld W.07I. or M per cent, are employed on
contract, or piece work, tin- remaining J -,
or 57 per cent, are employed by ih
hour. day. week r month of the 4.ii?3
coTitricct miner IC.X'I aru mlr-rs and :.:
are miners' laJiorrm.
The work of a miner and a miners
laborer I extremely hazardous. In fact it
Ih more tlangeroj than employment tn any
o,kier important ImluMry In the world
The nutnlier of isTtcuim kilted and Injured
Is greater than In anv other Industry. Each
day tbe Hniliraeite coal mine are tit opera
tion 2-l'i peron lone their Uvea and thra
times as 11, anv an- manned, ami yet thee
men reteUe less w.iKes annually than ara
received hv men rtornunar prei lely simi
lar work In other lielda under morn favor
able ami Irs hazardous condition.
1'be ttiitnlter ( wur a man can retain
hi health In this 01 cupatton la limited. If
he rcap- .l.-i'li or Injury by fall nt roc a
or 1 o il. be cannot m Jw attacks of miners
ICiputable Insurance will not
Issue politieN to ttiW cl.isa of workmen
Tbe ri.W ,cri' so tnat la premium
would l- pruliit'ttlve t m-n whoa earning
,cre t l.'W. 1 tie etllire T cent wtlleil
they ilrniantt a an ii. 'rease in their wae
would not suttlci to tarry an insurant ef
It tii bit fair and list that wag th." ct.c-s.-s ot w-.rktli--:t should ra
ws high, if H"l bik-her. ih.m wae 14 tn
.-Icilit'i artis. 11m lu o:lier l-i lustre.
It U .ertainly not un)..l to ,iaat that
th. -. tnineri -In. nl I rr.eixv a hi,ih w crs
a r paid I iiil'ii m 111 the t .luminous
leal I'rlds in the si'r ami at"1.! mine, nr
to the ir.01 nr.- u r 111 .. a , f wnta is l..i,a. rrr froot
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lcltor lu the at'il.ia.tte in! n-..l.
Hedna-llwn at I llaanra.
In surporttng ip- ! a: I for th reduc
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