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The Omaha' Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, WED.NESDAY 3IOKNING, NOVEMIIEU 20, 1002 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TIIltEE CENTS.
CANAL TREATC OFF
Secretary Eiy Tel'.i Cabinet That Deai
lock it Ee&chcd.
COLOMBIA PINJSES LAST PROPOSITION
United Bute Will )Uie ffo Inrther Oon
cesf'.oni at AIL
MCARAUGA AND COSTA RICA ALSO REVOLT
Will lot Be Usei to Coerce Their Ueighbor
MARROQUIN APPEARS ANXIOUS TO HALT
Hopes marklt 'Will Fall la la Tea
Tear sad Enable Hiss ta
Vim Dlteh ar H.
WASHINGTON, Not. 25 Exceptional in
terest displayed in today's jmIIdj
of the reblnet. In view of the Bear sp
p reach of the ahort eongresslonsl session.
The president presented bis annual bm
sage to congreas In completed form. Most
of the feature were familiar to the mem
ber of the cabinet and only suck part
aa had aot been considered preriously were
read In full. All the member were present
except Secretary Hoot.
Secretary Hay, in presenting the canat
negotiations, aald they had come to a dead
top and while no such thing aa an ulti
matum had passed, tba Colombian minister
had Informed tha State department that be
rould not accept the laat propoaltion of the
Vnited States a a bssls of a treaty. The
Ft ate department had already let it be
known that it had come to the end of lta
conceealone. ao the chance of a renewal
of the negotlatlona In the near future were
Thla Ute of affair would It waa be
lieved etlmulate the Begot 1st ions with
Nicaragua and Costa Rice for the alternate
route, but it now appeared that those conn
tries were not disposed to allow themaelve
to be uaed for the purpoae of coercing Col
ombia, and were detlrou of remaining
in the background until it waa certain no
treaty would be made between the flitted
Statea and Colombia.
The original Panama eoneeaalona would
expire in 1904, and It had been suggested
that the Colombian government had that
fact in mind and wma disposed to dally
now In the expectation that the franchise
would relapae and enable It to build the
canal ltaelf or aell new concession. Such
a course would raiae a aerloue question
between the Colombian government, the
Panama company, the French government
and the government of the United State
aa to whether a aupplementary decree ex
tending the eonceaalon ten year from 104
FEWER TAXES REDUCE CASH
Withdrawal ( War Plevenee Csnse
Slamp la Internal
WASHINGTON. Nov. 15. The commis
sioner of internal revenue, in his report
for the fiscal "year ended June to, says by
the acta abolishing the war taxes. Internal
revenue taxes have been reduced about
1100,000.000. There has been, however, an
Increase of revenue from taxes laid on
distilled spirit and other object not
affected by war revenue legislation.
The receipts of the bureau for 1901 were
1306.8?1, and for 1902. tm.867.B50.
Congress having provided for taxes paid
oa legacies and bequests to religious, char
itable or educational institutions to be
refunded, claims on this account amount
ing te 1415,000 have been allowed, and it
ia believed the total will amount to some
ISIO.OOO. Rebates oa original and unbroken
factory package of tobacco, snuff and
cigars amounting to tt.108.Eill have siao
In addition to the claim for refund or
rebate presented there have been filed dur
ing 1j2, 4.741 claim for abatement of
taxes assessed. Of these, 1.167 were el
lowed, amounting to t4.187.6Rl, and 440,
amounting to S449.2S4, were rejected.
In 1W1 the total production of spirits
was 12S.66.201 gallons; in 1902. It2.l4t.80t
gallons. In 1901, in round numbers, 100.
000.000 gallon of tax-paid spirits were
withdrawn; in 1902. 104,000.000.
The percentage of cost of collection for
102 Is tl.TO. aa Increase of IS cents oa
each I10. as compared with the preceding
year. This Increased percentage Is due
largely to expenses attending changes in
the revenue laws, the coat of handling re
bate claims on tobacco, the redemption of
stamps and the decrees in total revenue
It Is estimated that the receipts from
all sources of internal revenue for lfOl will
aggregate t220, 000,000.
During the year revenue agenta seized
and destroyed L0M illicit tills and ar
rested 1.6M persona for violations of the
revenue lawa. During that time one agent
waa killed In a raid and two were wounded
11 registered distilleries and 48.117 gal
lons of spirits were reported for seizure
during the year, the total value of the
property involved being I15S.SM.
WORK ON THECUBAN TREATY
Minister ftsraads hays Xearotlatleaa
at Havana Ar Preceedlaff la
WASHINGTON'. Nov. Si. Minister
Quesada of Cuba called at the White House
todsy and informed the president that he
had received a cablegram from the Cubaa
government at Havana informing hla that
the reciprocity treaty negotiations were
proceeding satisfactorily. Minister Que
aada also presented a copy of his cable
gram te Secretary Hay.
General Heed Retires.
WASHINGTON. Nov. IS. Brigadier Gen
era! Charles C. Hoed, haa beea retired at
his awa request. His successor will not
be appointed until after congress meets
There is aa impression ia military circles
that Colonel H. C. Hesbrouck. artillery
tor pa. commanding the post at Fort Adams,
E. L. will be promoted.
May withdraw CelaaUt Rates.
ST. LOUIS. Nor. &. A joist confer
ence ef tuLasrirr trtttic officials of south
eastern and outhrieni lines hss bevn
beid here te cnider a proposition of th
outh-klern line that coiutiiat rales from
Menu b-a la i-uials in the louliiwrit tx
withdrawn The southeastern lines nti
that the colenlst rales from Memphis, used
as a luteins' pulnt on Miine to the south
weal, cutiurb rates from otber aauwa
In the south and southeast. Tb south
western lines took the matter under ad
vikement and wili notify i tie chairman of
in boutbeasiera Pawvcrer aaeoctallon on
V ednaeoay ty wire Ue cacluiua reached.
DIETRICH CALLS ON PRESIDENT
Make a Recommendations far Of-
area I ntll After Caaaaltatlaa
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
W ASHINGTON. Nov. 25. (Special Tele
gram.) Senator Dietrich, who came In from
Pennsylvania Monday, called on the presi
dent today to pay his respects, but made
no recommend inn so tar as could be
kerned for ar - now open to change.
The senator '"f in acy matter
affecting change tj,'.' ,B ebraa
until he has consult , rne. Llse
bis colleague. Senator a. -Ul ia
all probability turn over of
postmasters hip to the congres. ect
from the South Platte country, tu s Is
the custom prevailing among senators and
representatives. Senstor Dietrich expect
his daughter to be with him over Thankr-
The five vote of Nebraska which will
go to "Tncle Joe" Cannon for speaker,
was the subject of a pleasant little talk
which Mr. Roaewater had today with the
chairman of the appropriatlona committee
of the house and in all human probability
speaker of the Fifty-eighth congress. To
Mr. Rose water. Mr. Cannon expressed his
grateful appreciation of the timely an
nouncement of Nebraska's intention to cast
five vote for himself for speaker, and
that announcement, coming as It did, ac
cording to Mr. Cannon, meant to him as
many aa twenty votea which came later
and helped to swell the vote which he will
have la caucus.
Ia new of Nebraska' early determina
tion to vote for "Cncle Joe Cannon it ia
expected that the new congressman from
Nebraska will be given committee assign
ments worthy of the commonwealth which
Mr. Cannon In conversation with a rep
resentative of The Bee, expressed doubt as
to the advisability of calling an extra ses
sion of congress before the party of which
he waa a member had time to discuss the
question that would be presented and he
thought that conservative legislation would
be required to continue present condi
tions. Late Pence, formerly member of con
gress from Colorado, bat now a resi
dent of Laramie, Wyo ia in "Washington.
Mr. Pence say he 1 out of politic for
good and ia engaged in cattle raising in
The comptroller of the currency today
authorised the First National bank of Cam
bridge, Neb., to begin business with a
capital of 125,000.
The Hanover National bank of New Tork
ha been approved a reserve agent for the
First National bank of Bloomfleld. Neb.
The postofflces at White pigeon. Keokuk
county, Ia., and Garland, Union county,
8. D., have been ordered discontisued.
These rural free delivery letter carriers
have been appointed In Iowa: West Lib
erty, regular. Joseph L. Smith, Harvey C.
Barnes; substitutes, Lloyd R. Smith,
Char lea . Templeman. West Branch, regu
lar, Ingman Beboit, Oliver L. Townaead;
aubstitutea, Albert Dlx. Hervie Branson.
Onawa, regulars. Nelson V. Ballard. Frank
6trunk; aubstitutea, Mrs. Nelson V. Bel
lard, Jamea Kinsley.
Pearl E. E. Taylor of Lyons, Neb., has
keen admitted to practice before the In
Martin W. Stone Of Sheldon, W. A. Stubbs
f Fontanelle, Ia..'aad Millie C Nash of j
omaba have been appointed railway mail
Mlas M. K. Mallln of Ashley. Ia. haa
been appointed laundreaa at Slsseton In
dian school. South Dakota; Miss Clara
Ramlose of St. Louis, cook at Genoa, Neb.;
Snyder D. Freeland of Bpearfish. 6. D.,
gardener at Rosebud, S. D.
Iowa postmasters appointed: Peter Mad.
sen. Coulter, Franklin county; Samuel B.
Furnas. Letts. Louisa county; William
Hill. Mooar, Lee county.
IND MORE BOGUS ENTRIES
nterlor Deysrtaest Iavestlgates Al
leged Fraadaleat Timber
WASHINGTON. Not. K. All entries of
public lands la California, Washington and
Oregon, under what ia known a the tim
ber and atone act, have been held up by
the government oa account of alleged
wholesale speculative frauds and a rigid
Inveallgatioa will be made. There are
some hundreds of thousands of acres in
volved in these entries.
At some land offices carloads of entry
men arrive simultaneously and make timber
and atone act entries, and the circum
stances Indicate that the cash required
to exploit the entries originate from soma
other source. The cost of an entry of
160 acre under that act.- With the inci
dental commissions, is 1415. and as many
aa Sve members of one family, according
to official reports, who never had 1.075
In their Uvea, have walked Into a land
office and paid the price of the land and
Unscrupulous speculatcra have also. It la
claimed, obtained timber upon unreserved
lands by making so-celled mining claims
under the placer mining lawa.
AMERICANS ARE DECORATED
French Preslseet Honors Oaaelale of
f. sited Statea Army aal
WASHINGTON. Not. tS The State de
partment haa been notified thst the presi
dent of Francs has conferred diploma of
the Legion of Honor oa the following offi
cer of th State. War and Navy depart
ments for the part played by them ia the
dedicatioa of the Roc Lam beau monument:
State Department Ed-ln Morgan, cheva
War Department Major General Joha A.
Brooke, commander; Brigadier General 8.
B. M. Young, commander; Colonel Albert
U. Mills, officer.
Navy Department Rear Admiral F. 1.
Higglnson, commander; Captain W I Hard H.
Brownson. officer; Captala Henry W. Lyon.
officer; Captala Joseph M. Hemphill, officer.
These diplomaa are In addition te a num
ber transmitted several months ago and,
like them, may aot be accepted until con
gress haa gives Its approval.
TALK COMMERCE DEPARTMENT
rreeldeat Appelate Commlsslea aad
ts;lalata-o May Follow
This he sales.
WASHINGTON. Not. U President
Roosevelt today informed Mr. Hepbura that
he would appoint at eaoe a representative
from each of the goTerameal departments
to eoafer with the hoase committee on
commerce, as to the ereexlea ef a depart
ment of commerce.
Mr. Hepbura la confident that a bin
crestlag the oepartaaeat will tie passed at
las atprsarhirg session
DEATH BLOW TO REVOLUTION
President Caitro Expct to Proclaim tj
WANTS FRIENDSHIP OF UNITED STATES
Ha Thlaks That the raa-Amerlcae
tates neald Insist t'pea the Strict
Appliratlea at the Mon
CARACAS, Venetuela, Nov. 25. Presi
dent Castro, in an interview today, aald:
The revolution received Its desth blow
St La Victoria. In epite of superior num
bers. he rebels were detested and their
principal leader was compelled to seek
refuge in a foreign land. The remnants ot
Ms forces under srros sre unable to sup
port esrh other snd are being closely pur
sued, l receive news aally or me ousin-
tegrstion of Msteos' followers.
A campaisn has been Inauguratea againrt
Barcelona and Ciudad Bolivar by a siron.
and seasoned army, which assures Its suc
cess. By Jan isry 1 I am confident I shall be
able to offlriallv proclaim peace. 1 cannot
Imagine that Mateos wlil continue the revo
lution. The support which he had six
mmihe ago he cannot command today.
The government Is resolved to execute
In spirit and letter Its dtrectlon contained
In the proclamation of November and to
be liberal and magnanimous to its oppon
ents, snd the lsttr can have no reason to
refuse It their loal assistance.
The policy of the government Is broad
and comprehensive and its alms are pros
perity and contentment. In order that the
achievment of these Sims may be more
promptly and emrscjously reached the sup
port of all cltirens. whatever their political
conduct or political views, will be welcomed
heartily a twins laborers lor trie nations
welfare. The government is disposed to
fnrcet the past and look forward to the
future, which is bright with promise of
pesce snd national and Individual benefit
and their accompaniments.
Ta Rrsrtaalie Fiscal Systena.
Following the declaration of peace the
government will discharge Its just obliga
tions and Improve its condition and re
organise the fiscal sstem ol tne country.
Every effort will be made to attract foreign
capital, which is needed to exploit the rich
agricultural, commercial and industrial re
sources of Venezuela. We trust the United
States will nartlritiate in this exploitation.
There will be ample guaranteea for the
security of funds Invented.
Venesuels entertains cordial and sympa
thetic friendship for the Vnlted Ststes and
desires the cloeest relations with the
Vnited States, which has already signally
been opposed to the aggression of foreign
powers. The government is confident thst,
convinced of the lustlce of our cause, the
Vnited Stales win render Venesuela assist
ance In her future difficulties.
Well supported and well applied, the
Monroe doctrine is of the greatest possible
importance snd value. The motto of the
I"nild States should be accepted by the
Psn-Ameritan nstlons, which should be
bound in Indissoluble ties of comity and
friendship. Questions with European gov
ernments can be settled amicably If they
have the same desire for friendly relations.
We. the Venezuelan people, united, patriotic
and courageous, form a force which will
tenaciously resist any attempt to infringe
our sovereignty or Invade our territory.
With respect to Colombia, the govern
ment of Venesuela la advised that there
has been another Invasion ot our territory
from that country, the seventh in three
years. It Is our earnest desire to avert
war withCokmbla and we are prepared to
arrange for a settlement when peace is
declared and the courts resume their func
tions. The government will not Interfere with
the asphalt cr other similar cases. They
will be settled In the light of the law and
according to the facts. Venearela will par
tlclpate in the St- Louis exposition.
GOMEZ ENDS CUBAN STRIKE
Interviews Company and Telia Ilea to
Resame Work at
HAVANA. Nov. 25. The Central Labor
union tonight decided to call off the strike
and committee were appointed to Inform
the various unions.
Much of the credit for the settlement is
due to General Gomel, who beaded the
committee which today consulted the
Havana Commercial company, against whore
the strike waa first directed. The officials
maintained that they had not discriminated
against Cuban apprentices, over 90 per cent
of Its apprenticea being Cubana. The com
pany promised to lncresse this ratio, but re
fused to treat with the Central Labor
union in matters pertaining to it ex
plores. The officials aald they were always will
ing to meet a committee made tip of work
era from their factories.
TRY TO INCRIMINATE TURKS
Maeesealan Mnraler Relatives ta
Brim at Bfohasnsneaaaa lata
CONSTANTINOPLE. Not. 25. Renewed
disturbances are reported from Monsltlr.
The British consul at Salonics. reporting
oa the recent troubles in northern Mace
donia, says the agitator did their utmost
to incite the Turk aad provoke a massacre
of the Christians, but the Turks remain
quiet. The rebels area went to the length
of murdering their own ktnsmec la the
hope of incriminating the Turks.
Csar Baa a Pew aepfcew.
ST. PETERSBCRO. No. 25. Ths cxara
sister. Grand Duchess Xenia. wife of
Grand Duks Alexander Mlchaeurritch. waa
delivered of a son yesterday at Altdor.
DEVELOPMENT OF PORTO RICO
Good Prosrreaa Betas; Made hp the
reoele ta Commercial aad
WASHINGTON. Nov. 25. Ths annual re
port of W. H. Elliott, commissioner of ths
interior for Porto Rico, announces sub
stantial progress along all governmental
lines in the Island.
Much attention ia being paid to road
building and bridge construction, la order
to assure t labor the means of reaching
the markets with the products of the soli.
The Porte n leans are being instructed
a hat te plant and how to cultivate nv
economically and profitably. Sanitary
rules snd regulations have been introduced
and the people encouraged la habits of
cleanliness snd correct living, and also
assisted in matters affecting trade end
commerce at home aad abroad.
Concerning public lands, the report says
the various departaMnts of the federal gov
ernment will be aaked to make ksowa
their wishes concerning properties at pres
ent occupied by or needed for their accom
Ths bulk f'f the property involved com
prises lands of little present Talus, but
which may, if the island continues to de
velop and prosper, as conditions sow pre
vailing warrant the hope, become salable
They need te be located and their boua-
It Is hoped that all questions will be
settled and presidential actios secured la
tlms Iw the legislative assembly of Ports
Rice ts provide for the disposition of talaad
property at the session ts he hld daring
January aad February. 1MS-
SAILS FOR SOUTH AFRICA
CelenlaJ lerretsry Chasaherlala aal
Hla Wife Ar ta Be reave? e
ay War Ship.
LONDON. Oct. 25. Colonial Secretary
Chamberlain and Mrs. Chamberlain started
for South Africa txJay aoUd cordial fare
wells from a large circle of friends. The
police cordoned the railroad station and
permitted only ticket boldera te enter the
War Secretary Brodrlck. Lord Selbrough,
first lord of the admiralty; Lord Roberts
and Lady Roberta. Lord Strathzona, the Ca
nadian high commissioner; Secretary Henry
White of the United State embassy and
many otber notable persons were among
those who Joined in wishing the colonial
secretary and his wife a good voyage.
The couple traveled ia the royal train
to Portsmouth, where they boarded the
armored cruiser Good Hope and entertained
on that Teasel a party at luncheon prior to
The store rooms of the war ship have
been well equipped and a French chef ha
been shipped. Many live sbeep and chick
en were carried on board, and the special
delicacies Intended for the Chamberlains'
tsble alone are valued at Jtl.WO. The two
atore rooms contain too cases of wine.
HAWAIIAN MAN IS INDICTED
Grand Jary Retaraa Trse BUI Aaralnst
Farmer Treaasrn Wright of
HONOLULU. Nov. l(L-Vla San Fran
clsco, November 25.) The dredger used In
Pearl harbor In deepening the channel
under the United Statee appropriation to
improve the harbor and make a naval
station sank to the bot'om during a high
wind yesterday. Ever since the contract
of dredging the channel of Pearl harbor
wa nndertaken the dredger placed In the
channel have been found e be inadequate
to the work required of them. The heavy
tidea and the atrong currant make it a
task of greatest difficulty. to dredge the
entrance to the harbor.
The grand Jury of the Brat circuit court
haa made a partial report, la which there
Is an indictment of William B. Wright, the
territorial treasurer, who absconded, for
embexilement of public fund. Wright 1
the only public official indicted ao far
oa account of the heavy . chortage In
nMn a mrm -t rr r t f tha covernment
which were brought to the attention of
the grard Jury. The other' caeca are atill
CRUELTY IS UNSURPASSED
White Saye History Has Ko Parallel
to Ronnannlnn Treatment
BERLIN. Not. 25. A private letter writ
ten by Ambassador White, oa the treat
ment of Hebrews in Bosnian Is, appear
in the Frankfurter Zeitnns today.
The letter which was not intended for
present publlcatloa. la ia part: '
The Roumanian atrocities are simply
monstrous and startle Oa $?vlise4 world.
have vast received the fat striae bnlletln.
No document equals it ia cruelty since the
series of lawa with which Louis XIV per
secuted the Huguenots. But even those
which hare been regarded aa the acme of
cruelty are ezoeeded by those la the. Bul
letin. I cannot believe .that right-thinking
Roumanians of the civilized powers can
allow thai condition to continue, it appears
open defiance to lawa, justice and human
MEXICAN SILVER TAKES DROP
Searly- Three Silver Dollars Haw
Heeded to Bay One
MEXICO CITT. Nov. 25. The premium on
New Tork exchange continues to advance
and today it was 1S5 that is, S2.S5 Mexican
sliver la required to buy oae American gold
dollar. Farmers and planters say they do
not care If the dollar falls to 30 cents, as
only the city merchant and Importers want
gold. They urge that depreciated silver
keeps the dollars in the country and makes
Importers take another view and are gen
erally refusing te make pricea oa machin
ery aad supplies except la gold. Bankera
reallxe that payments coming due will be
made In dollars worth considerably leaa
than when the money waa loaned. The gov
ernment haa the matter under advisement
snd advices regarding the adoption of a
gold standard from Europe and the Vnited
Statea are being constantly received.
ACCEPT ACCIDENT THEORY
Anerleaa Doctors Asrreo That Mrs.
Gere Died by MUad.
PARIS, Nov. 25. The commission t
American doctors sccept the theory that
irs. Gore met her death by an accident-
The French experts exhibited at the
morgue this morning a geometrical design,
la which one line showed the direction of
the bullet from the revolver when It (truck
th floor, and th other the victim la a
leaning posture at the foot of the bed aa
had beea described by De Rydzewski. The
angle of the bullet tallied exactly with the
bullet design baaed on De Rydzewskl's
statement, and the American doctor veri
The doctors regard tMs design aa almost
equivalent to a mathematical demonstra
tion. ENGLISH WOOL FIRM FAILS
Eshaoats Its Working Capital la Bay.
la l Largs Independent
LONDON. Not. 25. The Yorkshire Wool
Combers aasoclatioa. organized la 15Sf with
a capital ef t). 575.000. has announced the
appointment of a receiver.
The failure la the immediate result of aa
overdraft for $2;.0W) oa the Bradford dis
trict bank, which the aaaociatloa tailed to
The association haa beea la difficulties
for some time. It exhausted lis working
capital la aa uaaucceaaful attempt to tniy
up Important independent firms.
Obleet to High Wsaea.
LONDON. Not. 25. Ths plan of paying
good wagea and encouraging employes to
Increase the dally output, which waa in
troduced by the manager of the Americas
Electrical works at Mancheater, haa been
foreually protected against by th Em
ployers' Federation. The federation ear
ths labor market ia being demoralized and
Its works drained of their best men by
the Americas official a. The Americans la
ta b4 u Ignore ths protest.
CALL COAL SETTLEMENT OFF
Operator Eefun to Continue KcjrotiaUoLi
Out of Court.
MEET IN NEW YORK AND GIVE DECISION
Give Se Reason Either ta Mlaera or
Lawyers Rrsreaestisg CoBssaalee,
Who Are Both Astoalshea
at Sw Tarn.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 25. All prospect
of aa understanding between the United
Mine Wotkera and the operator outilde the
trike commission came to a sudden en1
this afternoon when Wame MacVeagb as
notified that at a meeting of the coal road
men In New Tork It had been decided aot
to grant an interview to the minera.
The announcement, coming after an an
day conference bet-aeen Mr. MacVeagh and
Mr. Mitchell surprised everyone.
Wayne MneVeagh orprlaea.
From a reliable source It U learned that
the preposition that the operator meet Mr.
Mitchell on Friday waa made at the In-i
stance of Mr. MacVeagh. who a as no less
surprised than Mr. Mitchell at the turn
affaire took later.
From statementa made by Mr. Darrow
early In tte day the impression had spread
that a complete agreement would be ef
fected at today' conference, but when the
meeting broke up, Mr. Darrow read to the
newspaper men a statement which made
It clear that no final agreement had been
reached and that no further conference
Mr. Mitchell, when shown the dispatch
announcing the end, smiling. Raid he had
not asked for the conference, but accepted
an offer to meet the operatora.
Mr. Darrow and Mr. Lloyd, however,
were outspoken regarding the action of
Mr. Darrow said he would return at once
to Scranton and on Tuesday would appear
before the commission ready to go on with
Mr. Lloyd said:
These same men who only last week
wired the commission their assent to the
general provisions of the tentative sgree-
ment, upon the sirengtn or w nit-n tne com
mission adjourned for a week, completely
reverse their former Vctlon snd call it all
off. We are satisfied to go before the com
mission and continue the Bearing
Before leaving Scranton, It waa learned
today, the commisalon received a united
telegram from the operatora, assenting to
tbe provisions of the tentative agreement
which had been prepared at tbe confer
Independents Pake Statement.
NEW TORK, Nov. 25. The Independent
coal operatora. at a meeting here today,
protested to the coal-carrying railroads
against the proposed plan to settle differ
ence with the mine workers' union.
One cf the reason advanced by the Inde
pendent operstors Is that such a settle
ment upon the basis suggested would "tor
ever establish tbe power and perpetuate the
-Injustice perpetrated by tbe Vnited Mine
Tl -mrterBoesr O.-- D. -Clmpsoa, repre
senting the independent operators, gave
out a statement addressed to Messrs. Baer,
Thomas. Truesdale. Olyphant. Fowler and
Walter, in which they vigorously protest
against the proponed plan to settle tbe
questions now before the anthracite coal
strike commission for the following rea
sons: 1. We believe that such a aettlement at
this time and upon the basis suggested
would forever establish the power and
perpetuate the injustice perpetuated by the
Vnited Mine Workers.
2. Thst ciich settlement would be. in the
eyes of the public, a confession that we
have heretofore been guilty of all the of
fenses charced against us by the said
S. That we have anU believe that you
have such a perfect and complete defense
to the allegations made by the complain
ants before the commission tht any
money awards the commissions would ren
der, would be far less than the amount
that it is understood we are to concede
the miners and their laborers.
4. That aside from any money consider
ations this commission, composed as we
believe, of men that are absolutely fair,
unbiased and of unusual experience and
good Judgment in their findings will make
such declarations as will for many years
put a ban upon unlawful practices, op
pression of nonunion men, unjue tillable de
mands snd other grievances that we have
been suffering unaer since ISM), when the
union first took possession of our property.
If, on the other hand, this settlement be
made now when not a single witness has
been called on our part or on your behalf,
it will he an absolute and distinct surren
der to the miners' union and the troubles
above referred to will not only be con
tinued, but so magnified as to be absolutely
The bearings before the anthracite coal
strike commission present tbe first oppor
tunity that the coal operator have ever
had of presenting their case before the
general public who are really an important
third party, since abstracts at lal of
these proceedings are published all over
the United Statts. and it is a duty that we
owe to ourselves ss well as to them to
prove thai the continued and repeated
charges of injustice, barbarity snd extor
tion are absolutely unfounded; all of which
the Individual operators at leaat propose
The case aa presented already shows such
wesknetis thst we believe they are almost
disheartened when these suggestions for
s compromise were made.
We believe that any surrender on our
part, which would be what this compromise
would amount to. would be far the most
serious mistake ever made In the anthra
cite coal business.
The above statement Is signed by twenty
five Independent coal companies.
Ia tbe afternoon the largs and email
operators held a Joint conference, at which
this manifesto was discussed.
During tbe conference a request waa re
ceived from Washington asking thst both
ths independent operators and the railroad
representatives report to meet John Mitch
ell and bis associates oa Friday.
Mr. Baer was Instructed to make the fol
The conditions sre such that no substan
tial progress toward an adjustment can be
made bv the suggested meeting. The gen
eral judgment of the operators is that It
will be best for the present to go on with
Mitchell Will Sat Talk.
. PHILADELPHIA. Not. 25. Mr. Mitchell.
accompanied by C. H. Darrow snd H. D
Lloyd, arrived here tonight.'
Mr. Mitchell waa questioned concerning
the status of the settlement. He said:
Counsel for the operators and some of
the operators had laid before the president
of tbe railroad companies a tentative prop
osition drafted olritly by the companies
and the miners. Tbe railroad coreuanins
wired to the strike commission that the
irnrial terms were salu-factory. some ol
the minor delalla to be adjusted later, snd
the message soggestea that toe commission
adjourn until Ueccmber A
Mr. Lloyd aaid:
When the commission adjourned It was
understood that a satisractury adjustment
of the differences wojld be made.
Mr. MacVeagh asked Mr. Mitchell and
his courutel to meet him In Vvaahingtor
;ciy for the purpoee of working out tn
details of the settlement. cule we were
.n conference a siruagt was received Iron
the coal road presidents announcing tba
.ne first proposition was not satisfactory
Mr. Mitchell declined to express aa opin-
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CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nrbrr'Va Fi!r Wednesday
and Thursday; Warmer Thursday.
Teaseratare at Omaha Yesterday!
Hoar. Desr. Hoar. Drt.
5 a. an x 1 p. m
a an SH 2 n. sn 41
Tswsn XT it s. sn 42
auan 2t 4 p. n 41
n. sn 6 p. sn 40
III a a XH n. sn
11 a. as 2 T a. ra 3
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p. sn 32
SWINDLER WEAVES ROMANCE
Says He Escaped with Raaalan Officer
front Siberia and Sella
Boss Gold. .
BOSTON. Nov. 25. At a ptnlty for
swindling Meyer Cohan of this city out of
16.000 by means of a gold brick gsmc more
than a year ago, Samuel Brotzkl was sen
tenced todsy to the stste prison for not
less tbsn four or more than seen years.
Brotxki told Cohan that he was at one
time a Russian convict in the Siberian
mines; that while there a Russian captain
of the guard fell In love with a female con
vict and was Induced to leave the country
with her. B.-o; zki and fifteen companions
escaped and together with the officer and
his sweetheart came to New Tork, the
officer having in his possession a bag con
taining gold dust, which be was afraid to
sell openly. Brotzkl exhibited samples of
the dust, which were Bent to an assayer.
aod as they proved to be pure gold Cohan
. . S , . .
purchased the entire amount for $.000,
only to Snd later that the bag contained
Brotzkl was once before sentenced to Bve
years in Sing Sing for swindling a New
Tork man out of I1I.0O0 by the same trick,
and had also served two years in Pitta
burg for a similar offense.
He is said to be wanted in Montreal and
IOWA MAN WINS FAIR CONTEST
Prise for Exposition Kmblesa Dealers
Awarded ta Charles Holloway
ST. LOCIS. Nov. 2.r.. The contest for the
Louisiana Purchase expoEltion emblem wsa
decided today. The winner Is Cbarlea
Holloway of Clinton, Ia.
Tbe successful design contains five fig
ures. One In the center Is a woman rep
reaentlng the Territory cf Louisiana. On her
aide atands Columbia placing around her
the American Bag. The garments of France
have fallen from her and lie at her feet.
In tbe background is a boat containing two
figures Progress and Rectitude. In front
of Columbia, and alongside of Louisiana
aits a female figure representing France,
holding la her lap the treaty of the
Louisiana territory. Draped over her arm
Is the trl-color of France. She holds ia on
hand the aword of Municipality.
The borders contain four large figures,
typifying Agriculture, Commerce, Art and
Science. Vp above are two email figures of
Genius and Progress, crowning Art and
Science with a laurel wreath. In the lower
comers are two aalel t bordered with tbe
colors of France and tbe Vnited Statea.
ARREST TWO JVIORE STUDENTS
Aeenaed of Pnrtlelnntlna; In the Re
cent Raid oa 9peealatora
NEW HAVEN. Conn., Nov. 25 Two more
Tale students, John A.' Moorebtad of Al
legheny, Pa., and William R. Orthwein of
St. Louis, today were arrested on chaises
growing out of the recent attack by a
crowd of students upon speculators having
tickets for tbe Tale-Harvard foot ball game.
Moorebead is a prrminent member of the
'varsity foot ball aquad -nd Orthwein be
longed to the base ball team last spring.
They were charred with a tecbDlcal breach
of the peace and were released under bonds
until next Saturday, when all five students
who have been arrested for alleged com
plicity in the raid on ticket epeculatora
will be given a hearing.
MANY NEGROES SUE FOR VOTE
Lawyer Trees Them ta Claim Dam
ages from All Virginia
RICHMOND. Va.. Nov. 25. John S. Wiae.
counsel for the colored conteatanta of the
new constitution, will issue a number of
printed suit forma, so that each negro a bo
was denied registration may 11 one in and
bring suit for 15.000 against every member
of tbe constitutional convention, tbe gov
ernor and tbe three members of the regis
Mr. Wise alleges conspiracy on tht part
of tbe members of the constitutional con
vection and other defendanta to deprive
the plaintiffs of the right to vote.
MAKES JUDICIAL SELECTIONS
Associate Justice lar District af
Columbia and Member of Court
of Claims Xamed.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25. The president
haa decided to appoint Ashley M. Gould.
Vnited Slates attorney for the District of
Columbia, associate Justice of tbe supreme
court of the District of Columbia to suc
ceed tbe let Justice Bradley.
He also haa decided to appoint Francis
M. Wright of Illinois to tbe vacancy on
tbe court of claims .caused by the death of
Judge Davis. He was endorsed by the Illi
nois congressional delegation.
To Extend Orsaalsatlon.
DFXVER, Nov SS. The executive board
of the Western federation of Minera, now
in session here. I considering plans for
the extension of the orgamxauon all over
the comment. It ia proposed to taae Into
this union all miners who have brii assi
sted with tbe American Federation of
1-abor Organizers wlil be sent on to
Movements at Orris Vessels. Sot. Vi
At New Tork-Ariived: Kslaer WiSbelm
der Grouse.. Irom Bremen; Aftnria. from
Cilasgow ; Tauric. from Liverpool. Sallc-d;
fevic for Liverpool.
At Plymouth Arrived: Deutsrhland, from
At Liverpool Sailed: Tltonla. for Boston.
At Cherbourg Arrived: Kron Prlns W1I.
helm, from New Vcrk via Plymouth, for
Bremen, and proceeded.
At Queer.stown Arrived: Western land
from Philadelphia, for Liverpool, and pro
ceeded; Oceanic, from New York, for Liver
pool, and proceeded
At Boulogne our Mer Arrived: Etaaten
dain. from New York, for Kotierdam. and
At Yokohama Sailed : Shawmut, from
Marlla. iior.g Kong, etc., for Seal lie.
Al Browheaa Passed; Nontadic. froir.
Sew York, for Liverpool; Wealemlund
mm Philadelphia, for Liverpool ; Oceanic
'roin New York, for Liverpool.
At London Arrived; kiinnetonka, frorr
At Antwerp Arrived : Fliesland, frorr
New York, bailed; Como, lor tn I rai.-ciauo.
FUEL FICUT GROWS
Osgood Xaae Capital Out of Iplit ia Op
position 0am p,
sticks firmly ro former position
Doe Sot Wish Eailro&di ta Control Colo
GOULD REPLIES TO HAWLEY AND HARRIMAN
ay Thfy Pervert id Truth and lfiora
trued Pertinent Facta.
HE WANTS PROX ES ALL TO BE RETURNED
elves Sew Version of ee;etlatleas aal
aj Oaaooa Refnsea' resapreaalee
rested to ftla ky tha
DENVER, Nov. 25. The following die
pstch was rerelved by the Denver paper
today from John C. Of good:
1 appreciate the Interest mr Colorado
frit-mis take in the coming election. The
srtit in the trOuld-Hawley-Harriman party
d not change my iKsitlcn. 1 think ths
btet Interests of the stockholders reouire
that while the management houjd be fair
and friendly to sil the railroad Internets.
'he p-,T1""fl of the property should not be
dominated by any one road or group of
Kerponses teceived to my request for
proxies indicate that a great many Inde
pendent stockholders agree with me. The
fact that the opposition Is divided Is un
doubtedly lavorable to the interests of the
stockholders whom I represent.
J. C. OSGOOD.
stock Soars In lew York.
NEW TORK. Nov. 25. The .stock of the
Colorado Fuel and Iron company, ever
tbe control of which there ia a contest la
progress, made a sensational rise today
on the Stock exchange, advancing 5 points
during a spurt In the market.
The stock wss sold at tt at ths dose of
the market yesterday. It opened at S5Vs
this morning, but later went up to 1 aad
then receded, selling at 87V shortly be
fore 2 o'clock.
It waa reported today that the conflict
ing Interest were making every effort to
secure control of stock to vote st the an
nual meeting to be held tn Colorado, De
cember 10. Large amounts of atock were
borroned at good rates, with a proxy ac
companying each certificate, and purchase
of stock were also aald to have beea made
outside the exchange 9B tbe same basis.
The transfer books of tbe Colorado Fuel
and Iron company are closed and atock
purchased row does not carry voting power
except that a proxy accompanies It.
Edwin Hswley was asked today whether
tbe fight In Colorado Fuel would extend
to the western railroads and he replied:
"There la cot any fight that I know of."
Mr. Osgood of the Colorado Fuel and
Iron company waa not at hla office when
a call was made there today and It wss
said he waa ia conference with George J.
Gonld Mnkes Reply.
Mr. Gould gave out the following state
ment tonight: '
The surprising circular sd dressed by
Hawley and Harriman to the stockholders
In some respects is a direct misstatement
of facts and in others an Ingenious per
version of the truth.
Seversl conferences were held, but with
no definite lesults. At one of these It wss
pinposed to ascertain whether a board
ojld be made up on sn agreement with
Mr. Osgood, assigning him two nests. This
plan was propositi to Mr. Osgood, but sban
doned as it became evident that he could
elect a larger representation.
The n-atter was thjs left In a vholly un
determined stste when I left for the south
on November 11. No form whatever, either
of circular or of proxy, was shown to mo
or received my approval. While tn the
south I learned that a circular and form of
t proxy, the one sngr.ed In my Lame snd the
oiner mciuuirig my name juinuy wim
Meers. Hawley and Harriman, had been
mailed to the stockholders. 1 disavowed
ihis circular. '
In my discussion with Mr. Hswley on
Friday last, when he was asked by whom
and under whose instructions tbe circular
and proxy had been prepared, he made no
claims that 1 had seen either, but ex
plained that Instructlona for their prepsrs
tlon had been given by a third party.
Mr. Hawley later definitely disclaimed
any recollection of any such forms having
been presented or forming ths subject ol
consideration at the conference.
Sasgeats Division of Proxies.
The facta are that a meeting between
Messrs. Hawley, Harriman snd myself, at
which Winslow Pierce was present. Mr.
Fierce suggested that the proxies should
be divided or ue voted by a substitute for
candidates ae'ected on the basis of a divi
sion. 1 expressed myself willing to follow
this courts. The suggestion was not mine;
my deeire was that the proxies should be
returned. I also requested from Mr. Haw
ley an opportunity to see the proxies re
ceived. This was decllned-
1 never saw the joint circular or proxy
until my return from the south. It was
then evident that the action in sending out
the circulars and proxies would place In
the hands of Messrs. Haw ley and Harri
man the unrestricted use of ail proxies re
ceived I believed that the action In sending out
these proxies was taken in order to make
a public committal, which it wss believed I
wojld not disavow and to secure control,
ss above suggested.
POLICE MAY FIGHT BULLS
Insist Ksnsns City how Mast Stop
Whatever They May Have
KANSAS CITY. Not. 25. Those In charge
o! tbe bull fight advertised for Thanksgiv
ing night are to be arrested the moment the
They are. however, going ahead with th
arrangements. Tbe county marshal eayi
he will have the big hall alive with officers,
who will take any action necessary If the
city ofiicials ihould fail to ttop lbs, affair.
DENVER DEBATER IS CHOSEN
Will Represeat Princeton la Wordy
Contest with Harvard
PRINCETON. N. J.. Not. 25. Ths follow
ing have been aelectcd to represent Prince
ion la tbe annual Harvard-Priacetoa de
late, which will be held in Princeton De
T. R. Good, P. G.. Theological seminary.
Denver; G. 8. Hornblcwer. 1904. of New
York, and A. P. S-t. 1S01. of Chi tag o.
ELL NEGROES BY AUCTION
irntarky herlsT Will Oder Slacks to
Highest Bidder as la ilava
LANCASTER, Ky.. Nor. 25. Two negro
somen snd oae negro man will be sold by
'be sheriff to the highest bidder at th
ourt house on I riday. one for three month
tod the otber tor too and three yeara re
spectively. Tbey were coavicted of vagrancy la the
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