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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTAI'.LISHKI) JUXK 1J), 1871.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MOHNIMt, NOVEMDElt 22, 1902-TW12LVE PAGES.
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SETTLE OUT OF COURT
Miiert and Operator! May AgTes Without
COMMISSION ADJOURNS TO GIVE TIME
Deposition 8bown to Avoid Prolonged
Hearing of Cam.
BASIS OF NEGOTIATIONS FIXED UPON
Tan Per Gent Increase, Hins-Honr Day and
MORE DOCTORS DESCRIBE MEN'S HEALTH
Xany Arc Driven Insane aa Result
of Their Affliction and Some Die
for Want of Sanitary
nCRANTON, ra.. Nor. 21. The miners
and mln owner have agreed to attempt
to adjust their differences without the aid
of the strike commission. The proposition
was made on a compromise basis, and ne
gotiations, it is expected, will be at once
entered upon, with a reasonable hope of
The proposition which Is to form the
basis of negotiations, comprises three
1. A 10 per cent Increase In wages.
2. A nlie-hour day.
t. A trade agreement between the men
and their employer.
The only one of the four demands not
touched upon Is that of weighing coal by
the legal ton. While both sides have ex
pressed a willingness to settle their dif
ferences among themselves, this does not
necessitate the acceptance of the terms
proposed. They are only mentioned as a
basis for the negotiations and It la pos
sible the whole scheme may be wrecked
by either party holding out too strongly on
some one point, and thus forcing the whole
matter back Into the hands of the com
missioners, who In the meantime will act
as a sort of a board of conciliation.
Wlik to Harry End.
The move, created a mild sensation when
it became known. It Is said It was -all
brought about by both sides seeing that
the proceedings before the commission
would be Indeterminable, and In the Inter-
. mingling of lawyers, the present proposi
It cannot be officially atated which party
first made the suggestion. Attorneys for
both sides are averse to talking and dif
ferent stories are afloat. Counsel for one
of the railroads said It came from the min
ers' aide,- while one lawyer for the miners
aid It came from the operator. Another
representative of the miners said ' It was
"spontaneous" proposition. It is gen
. erally believed, however, that the operators
were the first to make the proposition.'
Wayne MacVeagh, Is Indeed, , generally
given credit for the present altuatlon. He
vent t New Tork after he had finished
With Mr. Mitchell and had a conference
iUf(ta4nr'cr(xo,-'alhonr themVir is
Mid, with J. P. Morgan.
Tha commissioners were Informed of the
tew turn of affairs last night and ac
quiesced In the arrangement. The proposi
tion did not even directly come up during
public hearing today, and adjournmeut
was made, nominally, to permit both aides
to complete their documentary evidence.
Clarence 8. Darrow, near the close of
today'a session, suggested that the miners
be given more time to prepare their evi
dence. They wanted to present the wage
statements of thousands of miners, and
they found the task a stupendous one.
'They also wanted to carefully examine tho
companlea books and this, too, would take
Judge Gray Makes Announcement.
Judge Gray In reply! said:
'We have been aware for some time,
that while the testimony adduced has been
very Interesting and not without value,
nothing has yet borne directly on the
points at Issue.'
Acceding to the suggestion Just made by
counsel that an Interval of time be al
lowed for the preparation of the docu
mentary evidence, and for a possible agree
ment as to certain facts and figures, which
would forward the work of thin commls
aion, the commission hopes that an effort
will be made by the parties to come to
agreement on nearly all, if not all, the
ttiatlers now in controversy snd that they
will adopt the suggestion heretofore made
by tha commission to counsel on both Bides
that we aid them In such an effort by our
conciliatory offices. It seems to us that
many of the conditions complained of and
which have been the subject and st:idy of
our examinations might bo better remedied
by the parties to the controversy approach
ing the subject In a proper spirit and with
the purpose of fairly adjusting them.
We hope, gentlemen, thttt the interval
of time to be granted tnuy be availed of
with this end In view. Of course In the
meantime we shall proceed with the work
before us as we have begun It.
Everett Warren, attorney for the Erie
Railroad company, coincided with the views
of the commission and the attorneys for
the operators' aids auggested an adjourn
ment of a week or ten days.
Eventually an adjournment waa taken at
13:45 until tomorrow, when it la believed
tha suggestion for a week or ten days' ad
journment will be adopted. During the
entire proceedings the matter of a settle
ment was not spoken of, except In the
Baer'a Company Holds Aloof.
It was learned tonight that all the Urge
companlea have not assented to the pro
posed outside arbitration, but In all prob
ability they will do ao and continue to
work as a unit. The Philadelphia & Read
ing company, among othera, la understood
not to have agreed yet. Those who are said
to be In tha scheme are the Delaware,
Lackawanna Western, the Delaware A
Hudson and the Erie company, which con
trols the Pennsylvania Coal company, and
th Hillside Coal and Iron company. The
attorneys of some of the other companies
re hourly expecting to hear from the head
offices of the corporations they represent.
There is a wide difference of opinions aa
to whether thla attempt at settlement will
succeed. It Is believed by the lawyera that
it will succeed, but that some controversial
points will hav to go before the arbl
tratora. It baa been realised that at least
two of the demands of the miners, that
for a uniform scale and the weighing of
coal cannot be satisfactorily settled in the
bearing room, but must be fixed at the
.mines There are upward of S60 collieries
and hardly any two of them alike
It Is argued by tha operators that there
must be a different seal for each one
on account of the varying conditions and
flat a uniform . wage acale, which
la one of the miners' demands, is impoa
ible. Regard log the weighing of coal
the operators say that It would ba 1m
possible to grant the demands as presented
by the miners because of the non-exist
ence of machinery or any system by which
Jk miner can ba paid for the 1,140 pounda
(Continued on Second Page.)
CHAMBERLAIN IS IRRITATED
Appeal of the llnrrt for Help Kettle
the Colonial Secretary of
LONDON, Nov. 21. A
iti ok 10 in nurr k-ih'iiiu T.fc.
world was published today. hi . "
General Botha, Colonial Secretary" ,.
berlaln protests against tha "exaggerav.
of the appeal" and the "incorrect impres
alona conveyed thereby," and points out
that in addition to the gift of $15,000,000 for
the relief of the Boers, Great Britain had
been spending ll.Onfl.OOO monthly since the
close of the war In maintaining the burgher
camps aa organizations to enable the peo
ple to return to their homes.
Mr. Chamberlain also suggests that large
aums were remitted by the Transvaal to
Europe during the war. He says there
must bo a large balance there remaining
and invites General Botha's co-operation
In finding the persons to whom the money
was entrusted and in recovering the bal
ance, when, he says. Great Britain Is pre
pared to add to the sums alreadv provided
for the relief of the burghers.
General Botha, In reply, saye that until
Mr. Chamberlain made his speech of No
vember 6 he understood that the $15,000
00ft wtg partBl compensation for war losses.
If he had known that It was solely for the
relief of destitution the appeal In such
form would not have been issued.
The general declares that he la unaware
that any sums were remitted to Europe as
alleged and that if such sums exist he
would be very glad to s.e them devoted to
the objects mentioned. He concludes with
a congratulatory reference to Mr. Chamber
lain'! approaching trip to South Africa and
an expression of his wish that the con
troversy regarding the past should be ended
and that both sides address themselves
entirely to the necessities of the present
GIFT EV0KES CRITICISM
Osborne Home BUI Transferrins; Es
tate to Nation Goes to Sec
LONDON, Nov. 21. The Osborne estate
bill, providing tor the transfer to the nation
of the Osborne house estate, Isle of Wight,
from King Edward, whose property It be
came under the will of the late Queen
Victoria, passed Its second reading In the
Houso of Commons this afternoon, after
some criticisms reflecting the feeling on
the subject In royal circles, In which there
has been much agitation ever since the
king first proposed to present the Osborne
bouse estate to the nation.
In announcing the gift .of the Osborne
house estate to the nation at the time of
the coronation King Edward expressed the
hope that it would be devoted to national
purposes and be converted Into a conval
escent horns for officers of the navy and
army whose health had been Impaired In
rendering services to their country.
Queen Victoria's will has never been pub
lished, hut there la very high authority
for saying that the bequest waa not her
Idea. A a matter of fact, she left prop
erty to tha king for life, with the revision
to the prince of Wales., Falling, the latter J
l lie property was to go to ner aaugmers
or the prince of Wales' heirs. The king,
however. Insisted on giving it to the nation
aa a memorial.
During the course of the discussion in
Parliament today, Mr. Ritchie, the chan
cellor of the exchequer, admitted that the
bill waa at variance with the will and
the wishes of the late queen, and Bald
that "but for that, the bill would not have
All of the pictures, statuary and other
articles of value and of historical Interest
have been removed to Windsor castle. This
Includes the contents of the prince con
sort's room, which Queen Victoria left un
touched as it existed during his life.
VENEZUELA STILL PROTESTS
Notifies Britain that Orinoco Is Not
Intended for Foreign
CARACAS, Nov. 21. The Venezuelan
government haa energetically protested
against the entrance of the Orinoco river
by the British sloop Fantome, which action
It la claimed waa an Infringement of Vene-
xuelan sovereignty. '
General Velutlnl Is conferring with Pros
ldent Castro concerning the campaigns
against Barcelonla and Cludad Bolivar,
which Senor Garrldo atated could be oe
cupled In two days without opposition. He
compares the present condition with that
existing in the Phlllplpnes, claiming that
the rebels are brigands.
He says the revolutionary General Ro
tando, with only aeven men, passed through
Guana re, Zamora province, in the direction
According to private Information received
here Rolando and hla staff are preparing
to gather men for the defense of Barce
Lorenzo Guervera with bis principal sub
ordlnates, surrendered today at Rio Chico,
Miranda province, sixty miles from Cara
cas, with 600 men armed with Mausers and
400,000 rounds of ammunition. The gov
ernment declarea that thla is a further
evidence of the disintegration of the rev
KING DINES BROTHER RULER
Gives Brilliant Fnnrtlon at Windsor
Castle In Portugal'a
WINDSOR, Nov. 21. A state banquet of
fifty covers was given in St. Georgo'a hall
at Windsor castle tonight. Among King
Edward's guesta were the king of Portu
gal, the duke and duchess of Connaught
the duke and duchess of Fife, Prince and
Princess Christian, the Duke and duchess
of Devonshire, the duke and duchess of
Marlborough and Mr. and Mrs. Chamber
Afterward, the party, with over 100 In
vited guests, witnessej a performance of
J. M. Barrie'a comedy, "Quality Street,'
given by Seymour Hicks. Ellaline Terries
and the Vaudeville theater company. The
Waterloo chamber was temporarily con
verted into a theater and beautifully deco
rated with flowers from the castle gardens.
COLOMBIAN REVOLT IS OVER
Warrlag Factions Mara Peace Treaty
on Board American
PANAMA, Nov. 21. Consul General Gud
ger landed from Wisconsin at 4 thla after
noon, bringing the news that a treaty o
peace haa been signed thla afternoon by
ths revolutionary general, Herrera and the
Rear Admiral Casey will sail tomorrow,
PRESIDENT IS AT HIS DESK
Begini to Dispose of the Mas of Aocnmn
' lated Business.
TO PUT FINISHING TOUCHES ON MESSAGE
lent la About Completed, bnt
v -l I n a Some Portions Presl
Wishes to Consult Hepab
Ixss Lenders In Con arena.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21. President
Roosevelt arrived here at 8 o'clock thla
morning over the Southern railroad. A
little crowd waa at the station to welcome
his return. As he left the train he shook
hands with the engineer and firemen and
thanked them for the safe run they had
made. Tha president and Secretary Cor
telyou were driven direct to the White
Before 10 o'clock thla morning the presi
dent reached hla office In the executive
building. He began at once to dispose of
a mass of business which had accumulated
during his absence.
Trior to the meeting of the cabinet,
which had been called for 11 o'clock, the
president found time to hold brief Inter
views with Senators Burrows of Michigan,
Scott of West Virginia and Lodge of
During the next four or five daya, as
opportunity may offer, the president will
put the finishing touches upon his annual
message to congress. It la understood that
the message will be sent to congresa on the
second day of the approaching session.
Tuesday, December 2, owing to the tact
hat deaths of members of both houses
have occurred during the recess, which
will necessitate an adjournment on Mon
day. The document la almost completed, but
some points of it are yet to be written
finally and the whole revised.
During the early daya of next week the
president will consult on parts of his
message with republican leaders In con
gress. Cabinet Members All Present.
Every member of the cabinet waa present
at today's meeting. It was comparatively
brief, lasting only about an hour. At Its
conclusion It was stated that no business
of serious consequence waa transacted, al
though some subjects of importance were
Secretary Hay brought with him aome
documents relating to the status of nego-
ationa pending with Colombia with respect
to the Panama canal treaty. He reported
tho status of the negotiations, and It la
stated that the president will not be able
to say In hla message that he la ready to
submit to congress a treaty with Colombia
In accordance with the Spooner act.
Some portion of the president's forthcom
ing message to congress were considered.
but as the features of the document con
cerning which any difference of opinion
might arise have not been prepared defi
nitely, and will not be until the president
shall have had time to further discuss them
with the leaders In both branchea of con
gress, little respecting the message waa
accomplished. . . '
Secretary" Root remained with the presi
dent for a time- after the other members
had left the executive offices. It la known
that they discussed mattera relating to the
Confers with Both Bides.
Several of the leaders In both branchea
of congresa have been invited by the presi
dent to call on him at the executive offices
next Monday. He will discuss with them
the features of hla forthcoming message
relating to trusts and the tariff. The presi
dent hopes, as a result of his conferences
with republican leaders to facilitate the
work of the approaching session and pave
the way for a reconciliation of differences
between the two houses.
ROOSEVELT IN PHILADELPHIA
Will Open School and Visit lalos
Veterans Besides Attending;
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 21. President
Roosevelt will be the guest of honor at
two celebrations in this city tomorrow.
Accompanied by several members of his
cabinet be will attend the dedicatory exer
cises of the Central High school for boys
during the day and In the evening will
participate in the observance of Founders'
day at the Union League. He la expected
to arrive at 11:45.
Elaborate preparations for his reception
have been made by the board of education
and the officers and members of the Union
League. During the Interval between the
ceremonies be will be lunched by Charlea
Emory Smith, former postmaster, and at
tend a reception at the house of E. T,
Stotesbery, a director of the Union League.
The presidential party will include Sec
retary Shaw, the postmaster general, Sec
retary Hitchcock, Secretary Wilson, Georgo
B. Cortelyou, secretary to tha president
and Dr. George A. Lung, United Slates
OMAHA MAN IS CHOSEN
W. 8. Wright Made a Member of Ex
ecutive Committee National
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 21. The National
Hardware association and the American
Hardware Manufacturers' association
elected officers today. Those of the Na
tional Hardware association are:
President, R. A. Kirk. St. Paul; first
vice president, John C. Knock, Milwaukee
aecond vice president, Bruce Hayden, San
Francisco: Secretary-treasurer, T. James
W. 8. Wright of Omaha waa choaen as
member of the executive committee.
The officers elected by the American
Hardware Manufacturers' association are:
President. Fayette E. Plumb, Phlladel
phla; first vice president, F. S. Kretzlnger,
Fort Madison, la.; aecond vine president,
J, B. Btrge, St. Louis; secretary-treasurer,
F. D. Mitchell.
SHOTS STOP PRIZE FIGHT
Two Men Arc Killed and Two Others
Receive Injuries In
GUTHRIE. Okl., Nov. 21. Trouble aroae
at a prize fight in Oklahoma City tonight
and within a few aecooda twenty-five shots
Ooldie Fllson fell dead with five bullet
In hla head, hia brother waa fatally In
Jured with a ahot through ths neck and two
unidentified men were shot, one through
the shoulder and tha other through the
The fight had reached its fourth round
when tha melee started.
MAN SLAYER MAY BE EXEMPT
on of Minister to Guatemala Shoots
Mlehlaan Man and Takes Refuge
In American Legation.
WASHING! ON, Nov. 21. The State de
partment has been Informed that Godfrey
Hunter, Jr., son of the United States min
ister at Guatemala City, today shot and
killed Fitzgerald of Grand Rapids, Mich.
He then took refuge In the legation and
an Interesting question haa arisen aa to hla
exemption from arrest.
Important details are lacking in the re
port of the affair and the officers are In
doubt as to what should be done. Tbey
have no notion of surrendering an Ameri
can citizen to the Guatemalan authorltlea
without protest, unless convinced the man
Is a proper subject for punishment. Even
then 11 la not certala that the department
itself has the right to waive any legal
exemption Hunter might have. Interna
tional law laya down the precept that an
ambassador or minister may not of hla own
accord surrender any such exemption in hla
Young Hunter was accompanied at the
time of the shooting by the secretary of
legation. Thla official la set down In the
register aa being James G. Bailey of Ken
tucky, who went out in June, 1901. The
cable, rather by auggestlon than by direct
atatement, gives ground for an inference
that the killing waa provoked.
Not much la known here of the person
ality of Godfrey Hunter, jr., and it la Im
possible to learn definitely whether or not
be waa connected with the United States
legation at Guatemala City at the time of
the killing. That be had been a clerk or
typewriter In tha legation has been estab
lished, but It la thought this connection
haa been terminated for some ttme. This
point will be Important In establishing hla
exemption from arrest, because a legatloa
employe enjoys a large part of the privi
leges conferred on an ambassador or min
ister. Another point that may operate in
Hunter'a favor Is his kinship to the min
ister.. He waa certainly a member of the
minister's family, and that fact 'might bo
regarded aa sufficient to base a claim of
The excitement, in .the neighborhood of
the legation in Guatemala City has made
It difficult for the department to obtain
any information from an unbiased person
connected with the legation and not in
volved In the affray. ' Therefore It la prob
able that It will await aome application of
the Guatemalan authorltlea for the sur
render of young Hunter.
It I suggested here that the abootlng
affray may have been tha result of the
recent relief of Dr. Hunter from his post
as minister. The dootor haa been steadily
embroiled with members of the American
colony almost since ha assumed office In
1897 and lately, owtng to hla connection
with a government railroad and other mat
tera not supposed to be proper for a mln
later to meddle with,, the pressure became
so acute that tho department waa obliged
to relieve him from office. It may be that
Fitzgerald waa connected In some way with
the charges against tha minister.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. . 21. Wil
liam Fitzgerald was born her . ant) waa
about 3,1 years of age, r ,
Seven- or eight yesnrs-" TV he went to
Guatemala, where he belt aoveraF different
government positions. Ha ra said by hla
relatives here to have been private sec re
tary of the prealdent of Guatemala for some
MERGER HEARING POSTPONED
Next Evidence to Be Taken by the Ex
aminer In St. Paul De
NEW YORK, Nov. 21. Replying to quea
tlona of counsel for the state of Minnesota
In the hearing of the case of that atate
against the Northern Securities company.
D. Willis James, a director of the company
testified that he owned 35,000 shares of
Great Northern stock, 6,000 shares of
Northern Pacific common and 1,200 sharea
of Northern Pacific preferred before the
organization of the Northern Securities
After the panic of May 9, 1901, he bought
6,000 more Northern Pacific sharea from
J. P. Morgan ft Co. Mr. James said that
he and aome of hia friends decided It would
be wise to put their Interests in Great
Northern and in reply to a further question
he said: '
"The raid of May 9 showed it waa possl
ble that a like attack might be made on
"And you decided to unite your interests
with Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Hill. Mr. Morgan
and othera?" asked M. de Munn, counsel
"We thought it best for the Interests of
all concerned that the control should re
main where It waa. Mr. Hlll'j management
had been most successful."
The witness said he and his friends' did
not own a controlling interest in the North
ern Pacific aa well aa the Great Northern
unless the Interests held by J. P. Morgan
ft Co. In the Northern Pacific were included
and then only In case the preferred stock
The witness said he turned in his stock
because he deemed it best and wisest.
"You walked right up to the threshold of
thla company and surrendered $35,000,000 of
stock In the new company without any un
derstanding among yourselves?" asked Mr
"I thought it for the best."
"And all your friends did aa you did?"
"I can apeak only for myself."
Mr. Munn announced that he would pre
aent no further testimony until the exam
Iner atta In St. Paul. Mr. Ingersoll, the
examiner, aet December 6 in St, Paul for
the next hearing.
Mr. Ingersoll announced that the further
hearing in the federal auit agalnat the Se
curities company bad been poatponed by
consent until November 25.
COURTS POWERLESS TO ACT
Philippine Friar's Death by Water
Cure Cannot Be Lea-ally
WASHINGTON. Nov. 21. The secretary
of war today aent to the attorney general
papers in the case of Father Augustine
who died from the effects of tha "water
cure'' administered by soldiers of a Ver
mont regiment, while serving in the Phil
The case baa been thoroughly Inveatt
gated by the Judge advocate general of tha
army upon ths charges brought by Charles
Franc la Adams, Herbert Welsh and others
of what waa known as ths Lake Georg
It la aald the guilt haa not been brought
home to any person now serving In th
army. It la expected, therefore, that the
attorney general will declare that ncithe
the courta In this country nor those 1
the Philippines have any Jurisdiction aver
the men or officers who have been dla
charged from ths army.
ATTACHMENT FOR STRIKERS
Cited for Contempt on Charge of Violating
Injunction of Federal Court.
MARSHAL SERVED PAPERS LAST NIGHT
Men Served Sny They Have Obeyed
the Injunction In Letter and
Spirit let for Hearing
The second step In the legal proceedings
which the Union Pacific la taking against
the striking employes, waa made yesterday
fternoon, and last night attachments were
served upon a down or more of the strik
ers calling upon them to appear before
Judge Munger at 9:30 a. m., Friday, No
vember 28, to show cause why they should
not be punished tor contempt of court.
In violating the orders and decreea of
the court in the injunction which waa Is
sued against the strikers a few weeks ago.
The order waa placed In the banda of the
United States marshal late In the evening
and was aerved by the deputies after 8
o'clock. The order was based upon the
application of John N. Baldwin, solicitor
of the Union Pacific Railroad company,
and an affidavit waa filed by William T.
Canada, chief of the special service of
It is said that complaints against the
men cover several phases of the recent
order; that picketing is made one of the
charges, and that there la particular ob
jection because the pickets speak to the
strike-breakers as they pass back and forth
from their work.
The parties cited for contempt are: Wil
liam Richelieu, John H. Blxton, Thomas
Boyd, Barney McEvoy, Andrew Peacock,
John McCarthy, John Ruef, Joseph Cubo,
Martin Gibson, Thomaa Richelieu, Peter
Wolf. Thomas Barrett, John Bonnevler,
Martin Kelly, A. J. Neston, Gordon Thorp,
John Clair, Herman Kay, James B. Nelson,
John Sullivan, Frank Roberts, Jerry Line-
ban, Samuel Gullck, William Britton, T.
A. Kcpton, Robert Mulr and Charles Deorr.
Thomaa L. Wilson, vice president of the
Machinists' union, said last night that he
could not understand upon what kind of an
affidavit the order waa based, as the men
on picket duty have been carefully In
structed not to do anything which could
be construed into a violation of the or
der of court, and that he was certain
that the order has not been violated In
letter or spirit.
FIND WHITE SLAVE DEALERS
Philadelphia Police Inearth Glgantlo
Conspiracy on Both Sides of
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 21. As a result of
raid conducted by the local police on
houses of ill-repute it is announced that
evidence will be adduced, which will war
rant action by the United Statea author!
It la charged that a syndicate having for
lta purpose traffic in young girls, la in op
aratlon on both aldea of the Atlantic, with
agents scattered ' broadcast' lo lure girls
from their homes, especially In foreign
countries, to lives of depravity In thla and
The investigation waa primarily Inspired
by the consular service and the raid re
sulted In the arrest of 113 girls, and a num
ber of men, somo of the latter suspected
of being agents In the sinister business.
The man suspected of being the leader
In the conspiracy here, haa thus far evaded
arrest, but the authorities express confl
dence In their ability to shortly appre
An Important arrest waa made today in
the person of Abe Fink, who, the police
assert, is one of the distributing agents.
Nat Swarts and Louis Schoen, arrested in
the raid, are said to occupy similar posi
The Investigation concerns principally
the resorts wherein are located German
and Hebrew girls. The police say they
will be able to prove that the head of
the nefarious trade has regularly forwarded
money to the procuring agenta in Halle
The director of public safety, the super
intendent of police. Commissioner Rogers
and Rabbi Joseph Krauskopf, devoted much
time today to questioning the Inmates of
the raided resorts, and are accumulating
sufficient evidence to prove the conspiracy
to be International in lta scope.
Commissioner Rogers will report the re
suit of his investigation to the national
GUIDI AND TAFT FRIENDLY
Discuss Generally Approaching? Nego,
tlatlons, but Do Nothing
MANILA, Nov. 21. Governor Taft and
Monsignor Guldl exchanged formal visits
today and discussed In a general ' way
the prospective negotiations. The date
on which the negotiations will be begun
and the method of work are still unde
termined. Monsignor Guldl visited Gov
ernor Taft at Malacanan and made a formal
address to him.
The scope of our missions Is Identical
namely the consideration of affairs which
concern Important Interests in these is
lands, you acting ror tne civil power and
I for the religious power.
It will be my first and principal thought
to see that your authority is upheld and
respected by those dependent on me, and
I need hardly say I expect your excellency
to do the same for mine and for all the
authorltlea of the church.
Governor Taft In response welcomed the
monsignor and thanked him for hia kindly
The governor continued:
The property and rights of the rhurrh
must be observed and protected by the
government. What these rights are, when
in dispute, unless they are settled by an
agreement, mut be determined by the
courts of Justice.
If we can adjust the mutual rights and
obligations of the government with the
Roman Catholic church by a compromise
and agreement without having resort to
the courts this is an end devoutly to be
wished and an end which I am sure we
REFUSES JURY TO ACHELE
Judge Holda Law Allowing; Panel V'n-
eoastltatlonal and Will Try
DENVER. Nov. 21. District Judge John
son today refused a Jury trial to Julius
Acbele, clerk of Arapahoe county, on the
charge of contempt in certifying namea on
the registration lists.
His honor held that the amendment to
the code allowing Jury trial in contempt
cases was unconstitutional.
The supreme court today beard argu
ments on Achele'a application for a writ
of prohibition to restrain Judge Johnson
from proceeding with the contempt case
and took tha question under advisement.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebrsska Fair Snturdny and
Sunday; Cooler In North Portion Satur
day. Temperntnrc nt Omaha Yesterday!
lira. Hour. Deg.
. 4 1 p. m 4ft
.40 2 p. m 4l
.41 3 p. m 4U
.4(1 4 p. m nt
,41 ft p. m ...... fit
.41 l p. m fit
. 4'i 7 p. m IIO
.4a r p. m ft
9 p. m 4tt
5 n. m .
H a. m.
T a. m.
8 n. tn .
9 p. an.
II) a n.
11 a. m .
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S TOLD TO KEEP HIS GOLD
Woman Refuses to Return to Husband
Now Rich Who Deserted Her
Thirty Years Ago. I
HIAWATHA, Kan., Nov. 21. (Sperlal.)
Thirty yeara ago W. A. Collins, then a
young man, came to Hiawatha from out
of the east. He had no money, but he
wooed and wed Miss Mary Sprague, tha
belle of the village. For three months
the couple lived happily, then Colllna sud
From the northland far Colllna came
yesterday. He waa bent down with the
weight of more than halt a century, while
his hair had turned to silver. But he was
not poor. With him he brought $50,000
in gold to present to the wife, whom he
had deserted more than twenty-five years
But during the absence of her first hus
band Mrs. Collins had wedded again, and
she now bears the name of Norman. She
refused the proffered gold, although her
second husband has been dead for more
than a year, she preferred to spend the
remainder of her life alone in the little
cottage In Hiawatha.
Collins owns a large ranch, well Blocked
near Custer, 8. D. He Is Bald to have re
cently made a trip to Klondike and brought
back the gold which he offered his former
wife, if she would come to him.
Collins refused to make any explanations
of hla departure years ago.
CODY LEAVES FOR EUROPE
Says It la ills Lasti Trip with Show
F.lther In This Country or
CODY, Wyo., Nov. 21. (Special.) In an
Interview yesterday Colonel W. F. Cody
"I will leave tomorrow for New York,
from which port our show sets sail In ten
daya for Europe. This will be my last
trip, abroad or at home, in the show
business. I was born a pioneer, have lived
a pioneer and desire to die as a pioneer
of this great country.
"My Idea of rough rider school to be es
tablished at Cody is by no means given
up. It has been delayed, but will be or
ganized and pushed through to success next
season. This school will be an Important
factor In' training our hardy young men
for the cavalry aerWce and you may say
the school will be a sure go."
Colonel Cody Is not looking in the best
of health, Hla hair haa grown thin and
whiter and hla face haa lost the-color of
a few-years ago. ! eays be feels .-all
right when in the Rocky Mountain region
and that a few months' stay here would re.
etore hla health and vigor, but the low
altitude, denBe and foggy atmosphere . of
the cast works havoc with hla health.
He la looking forward to a prosperous
season abroad and an early return to hla
FATAL WORK OF ASSASSIN
Arthur L. Collins, Manager of
Smuggler-lnlon Mine, Dies
of Ills Wounds.
TELLt'RIDE, Colo., Nov. 21. Arthur L.
Collins, general manager of the Smuggler
Union Mining company, who was shot by
an unknown assassin on Wednesday night
at Pandora, died thla morning. He was
born tn England thirty-three years ago.
In consequence of the murder of General
Manager Colllna, the Smuggler-Union Min
ing company haa closed Its mines and mllla
for an Indefinite period. The company
employed between 400 and 500 men.
DENVER, Nov. 21. Governor Ornian to
day offered a reward of $1,000 for the arrest
and conviction of the man who killed Mr.
KANSAS CITY BULL FIGHT
Mexican Show Arranged In Missouri
City for Thanksgiving
KANSAS CITY. Nov. 21. Arrangementa
have been made for a bull fight In tho
convention hall on Thanksgiving night. A
ring ninety feet in diameter ia being built
In the ball and wild bulla from Chihuahua,
Mex., and five Mexican matadora are al
A St. Louis firm who owned the bull
fight privileges at the Pan-American expo
sition at Buffalo last summer, are the
promoters, but It la probable legal pro
ceedlnga will be taken to atop the exhibi
STAYS STUDENTS' STUDIES
Northwestern Faculty Says Boys Maul
Be Vacclnnted Before
CHICAGO, Nov. 21. Fifty students of the
College of Liberal Arta of Northwestern
.university were excluded from classes today
because they bad not been vaccinated.
Noticea of the mandate were poated
on tha college bulletin boards together with
the namea of students who had failed to
present to the registrar certificates of vac
WABASH RATE WAR AVERTED
Clover Leaf Agrees Not to Put Pr
posed Reduction In
TOLEDO, O., Nov. 21. The rate war
threatened between the Clover Leaf and
the Wabash haa been adjusted.
A conference waa held here today In
which F. C. Donald of the Central Passen
ger association acted aa peacemaker. Be
sides the two roada above mentioned, tha
Lake Shore waa also represented.
Movements of Ocean Vessels Nov. SI.
At Movllle Sailed: Furnessla, from Olaa-
gow, fur Mew lurk: Tunisian, for Bt. John,
At Glasgow Arrived: Norwegian, from
Boston; Kthlopla, from New York.
At Uoulngiie bailed: ftyndam, from Rot
terdam, for New York.
At Queinstown Arrived: Rhyniand, from
At Auckland Sailed: Sierra, for San
Francisco via faio Pago and Honolulu.
At Urowhead Panned : kltrlon, from
Boston, for yueeuslown and Liverpool.
IOWA TRAIN HELD UP
Fifteen Masked Men Dynamite Safe in
ROBBERY TAKES PLACE NEAR DAVENPORT
Engineer Forced to Take Can Three Miles
EXPRESS ROBBED GOES TO FORT WORTH
Leates Chicago Safely, but is Delayed for
Nearly Two Honrs.
AMOUNT OF BOOTY IS NOT YET KNOWN
Probably Proceeds Are large, as Much
Treaanre launlly Goes on Lontcit
Train from Northern Metrop
olis to Western ( onntr),
DAVENPORT. Ia . Nov. 21. (Special Tel
egram.) Fifteen masked bandits derailed
the fast westbound exp.ess train on t'
Rock Island road tbrco miles west of hire
thla morning, detached the engine aoS
presa car and two miles farther west orovo
the United Statea Express company's mes
senger from the car, dynamited the safe,
securing all of Its contents and escaped
after making ono of the richest haula on
record In this section of the country.
The detonation from the discharge of
the bomb could be distinctly heard In
Davenport, five miles distant.
One car la off the track and the express
car la a mass of ruins.
So far aa known none of the passongera
were molested, but It ia feared that harm
befell the express messenger.
The train which was known aa No. It,
bound for Kansas City from Chicago, la
due in Davenport at 10:38 p. m. Tonight,
however, it was thirty minutes late.
At this station two suspicious cbaractera
were seen tq board one of the coachea,
but nothing was thought of the circum
stance at the ttme, although their personal
appearance was noted. These men are
now, however, believed to have played atar
parte In the robbery.
The scene of the robbery la a aomewhat
lonely spot, heavily aereened from the
surrounding territory by a dense growth
of timber. It offered an excellent spot
tor bandits to consummate a crime of the
aort upon which they were bent. One mile
east there Is a small switch yard, where a
switch engine is stationed. It waa to this
point that the train flagman ran when the
passenger train was stopped. There the
switch engine crew carried him back to
Davenport aa rapidly aa possible. The flag
man waa unable to give any of the detaila
of the robbery other than that there were
twelve to fifteen men in the party, and
that they had uncoupled the engine and ex
press car and taken both a mile or ao west
ward before using the dynamite.
Later, however, he aald tha robbers
stopped the train by placing a red lantern
on the track. When the engineer saw
tha.. signal he stopped. .!....
Five men boarded tha train, detached the
engine and express car's, and forcing the
engineer to accompany them, took tbeae
cara westward, leaving the reat of the
train standing on the main track.
When the newa waa received at police
headquarters in thla city ths yardmaster
of the Rock Island hurriedly made up a
apectal train of an engine and one car, and
Chief of Police Martin and ten officers
were put aboard. Private detectlvea alao
accompanied the party. Up to thla hour
nothing haa been heard from anyone on tha
ground or from any of those who toft thla
Train No. 11 la one of the popular traina
on the Rock Island and la known to carry
In the express car thousands of dollars
for Kansas City merchants and banka and
their correspondenta throughout the west
and Bouthwest. This fact waa evidently
known to the robbers, else tbey would not
have selected this especial train for their
Railroad and express company officials In
timated here tonight when they heard of
the robbery and learned that the bandlta
had obtained all tha contents of tha safe,
that the loss would be one of tha heaviest
sustained by any of the express companlea
for quite a number of yeara, but ao far It
ia Impossible to form any estimate of tha
The train left Chicago at 6:06 laat night.
It waa the fast train that runs through to
Fort Worth by way of St. Joseph and Kan-
PALMA APPOINTS COMMITTEE
Nominates Members of Government
to Confer with General
HAVANA. Nov. 21. President Palma la
aued an official order today appointing the
aecretary of atate and the secretary of
finance a committee to meet General Bliss
to discuss the tariff question.
It Is understood General Bliss yesterday
Intimated that the United Statea expected
him to treat with tha government direct
and he could not meet a committee com
posed of representatives of economic so
cieties. It ia expected the first meeting will be
held tomorrow and It ia thought tba ap-'
polntment of the new committee will ex
pedite mattera. There Is a hop that the
conference will be brought to conclu
sion before December 1.
FORM ALLEGED CIGAR TRUST
I'alted Statea Company Obtains West
Virginia Charter with Immense
CHARLESTON. W. Va., Nov. 21. A char
ter waa Issued today to the United Statea
Cigar company of Wilmington, Del., with a
capital of 16,600,000.
The United Slates Cigar company la tha
concern against which the retail tobacco
nists of Omaha and other cities have com
bined under the name of the Cigar Deaiera
Aasociation of America. Tbey allege that
the new concern la In reality an offshoot of
the Tobacco trust.
STEAMER ON DANUBE SINKS
Owing to Darkness Thirty of Those
on Board Are Drowned
VIENNA, Nov. 21. A Danube steamer
crowded with workmen sank oft Orsova, a
frontier town of Servia, on an Island In ths
Danube, yesterday evening.
Thirty of those who were on board were
drowned. Owing to the darkness the boats
from the ahore were only able lo reacua five
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