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The Omaha Daily Bee
ESTABLISHED JUNE 10, 1ST1.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MOUSING, NOVEMllEU 27, 1002 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COlY T1IUEE CENTS.
SILVER DROPS LOW
Touche the Lowert Point Etct fieoorded ii
Bew ToTk City.
LONDON IS ALSO GREATLY ALARMED
lean Decline "Will Injuriously Affect Trade
wi'.b India and East.
SIAM WILL DISCONTINUE FREE COINAGE
Bombay Lik?vie Eeportt Eerry Deprecia
tion of White MelaL
SMALL MERCHANTS ARE ALONE SATISFIED
Shin Maay Certiorates Away to
Frleads. Bnylaa; Them F.seeed
Inslr Oieaa tor Cash la
LONDON, Not. 26 The rontlnued de
cllne In the price of silver causes consld
arable comment In financial circles.
According 1o the beat Informed houses.
It is regarded as being directly due to
China flood .ig the market with silver in
caymrnt of the Indemnity to the powers.
Trior to the recent disturbances China
was a large buyer of silver In London, but
bow the balance of trade ia reversed and
Instead of China taking silver In return for
tea, silk . -. i;:Ulc; Sported Into
the Vnlted Kii,B'nom It has to ship silver
la payment of manufactured artlclea. Thle
alone, without the large Indemnity dis
bursements, la considered sufficient to ac
count for tha depreciation In the value of
lha metal. It la pointed out that even
If China paid the Indemnity In gold the re
sult would be the aame, as It wouid have
to send the aame quantity of silver to Eu
rope in order to buy gold.
The Chinese contention that China ahould
pay the indemnity at the higher rate of
exchange In force when the recent peace
treaty was signed finds some purport among
the leading English houses, who are not
snly alarmed at the prevailing condltiona
n acoount of their far eastern trade, but
also on account of their large commerce
rw Yark la Alarmed.
NEW YORK, Nov. 26. Today's further
declines in the price of silver filed a new
low record in the history of the world. It
waa much oomnwnied upon in banking cir
cles, causing considerable anxiety among
merchant doing businesa with China and
the far east.
To bankers, however, the most signifi
cant newa of the day was the cable advices
to the effect that the Siamese government
had Instructed the mint to Immediately
cease the free coinage of silver. Coincident
with this development waa the decline to
day of silver at Bombay to a level several
pointa brlow London.
An intereating feature of the drop in sil
ver waa the advantage reaped by laundry
jnen and small merchant of the Mott atreet
district through being" aWe to - purchase
silver billa at ao low a rata. Tbey flocked
down town today cash in hand, sending
heavy remittances to friends at home.
Most of them were surprised at the large
sums allowed for the amount turned in.
In New York commercial bars were
quoted at 47H cents per ounce and Mexican
dollars at 87 cents.
MEXICO, Nov. 16 The unsettled con
dition oT the foreign exchange market con
tlnuca. The banks and private bankers
acarrely know how to sell exchange, most
of them refusing any large business pend
ing more definite information. There is
no settled rate and transactlona were made
at 178 premium today.
PRAISES THE FAIR SCULPTURES
Adrlaarr Committee Flats Little ta
Alter la St. Laata Deeera
tloaa. ET. LOCIS. Nov. 2. The advisory com
mittee of srulptors aubmltted its report
today on the subject of sculptural deoora
tlona of the Louisiana Purchase exposi
tion. The report in part follows:
We find the scheme admirable. It la
harmonious, large in scope and logical In
We tmd a happy combination of realistic
and symbolic! subject which will give
ample arupe for the highest expression of
The rommitiee haa felt the necessity of
riving mure timunance to the Louisiana
urcliase monument, and combining with
it some important sculpture, expressing
more rmphatit'a.lly the lmiiient of the
transfer of Luutaiana to the United State,
w hit h in connection with a rostrum will
give unusual Interest to this, the central
lieue of Uie rliMllull.
Looking over the plans we feel that there
Is a break in the eotitlnully of the acheme
I'etweeu the machinery and transporting
buildings on one Blue a no tne mines and
metals and ertuea ti.maJ hulidlnaa on the
other side. This nil(,ht be overlooked by
placing at thin point lmjrhnt fountains,
and we recommend that this be done.
At the request of the director of works
We have also Bone over the sculptural de
rora'iona of the main buildings of the ex
position, as shown on the plan. Inasmuch
as your committee found nothing objec
tionable In the character of the sculptures
urre.ted by the architect for their
building, we fed aafe in recommending
that If any further change are contem
plated the mat ler l.e leii w ith the director.
J ( A WAKH
DAS'iri, C. FRENCH.
ALiil 8TV8 SA1NT-UACDENS.
ARRESTED 0H SLEEPING
Mate Meat Fare Courts far Slamher.
taaj While He Was aa
BOSTON. Not. 16. Ob the charge of
sleeping at his pot. Arcbiba'd S. Rogers,
firat mate of Kennebec, wai arretted today.
A similar charge has not been brought
before the Vnlted Slates courts for several
Kennebec arrived yesterday after 1U
days' vo;age from Puget scund. It is
charged that aa the ahtp was rounding Caps
Horn laat August. Rogers fell asleep at hia
Rogers denies the charge.
DENMARK SEEKS OCEAN TRADE
Establish steamer Caaaecttoas with
West ladles aad heath
NEW ORLEANS. Not. 26 Information
has been received here that a $4.WK),r,u0
steamship company haa bees organised at
Copenhagen to establish a regular aervice
between that city and St. Thomas. In the
I-anmh West Indies.
Tho routs will be ted by a number of
smaller Teaaekt, which will connect St,
Thomas with pointa on the coast of Ven
ezuela, Central America and Mexico. The
company will also sngag la cummer oe.
HERR KRUPP IS BURIED
Km per or William Follows the Hear
aa Foot front Old Home ta
F55EN. Prussia. Nov. 26 The presence
rf , -ror William at Herr Krupp's burial
U """''tf, '"Signed by his majesty to show
his w ' 'belief of the accusations
that calls . manufacturer a death.
A atatrmoti. that the emperor
waa ind.gnant a. '-My and malice
of the social demoir. . ges and he la
said to have personally .. ..irssed his feel
ing In the matter to Rev. Mr. Kllngmun.
who delivered the first of the two funeral
Emperor William followed the hearse on
foot from the old home of the grandfather
rf the deceased to the cemetery.
rractioally the entire population of Esson
attended the funeral.
aj emperor niiuumi Biur iur ur- .
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Kh-lnbaden. the finance minister: Herr
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Voeller, minister of commerce: Admiral von 1
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T rp tx, secretary of the admiralty; Gen- i
i d a ii. in -J.. I
ri Kl fj U U U C , till LllEtl CI 111 I'UUIIV V. . n
eral von Plessen, Genera', von Loewen- I
fddt. General von Huelsn. General Uaess-
ler. Dr. von Lucas, chief of the civil cab
inet; Admiral von Seden-Bibran and a very
larpe company of other distinguished pr
sona. including the btircomaatera of ad
Jarent cities and great manufacturers from
all parts of Germany.
About 24.000 of the Kruppe' workmen were
drawn up on either side of the route. Prince
Henry of Prussia was represented by Com
mander Schmidt von Wlnde,
SIBERIAN CONVICTS REBEL
eirk and Dylaai Frlaone-ra Herd with
Well Till All Refaae
VICTORIA. B. C. Nov. 26 Olympia
brings newa from the Siberian convict aet
tlement of Alexandrvosk to the effect that
the convicts have gone on strike, refusing
all nourishment until tbey are more hu
The Shanghai Free Press gives details of
the treatment of these unfortunates, who
are mostly educated men, sentenced for po
The paper aaya they were loaded with
chains, herded in dark, unsanitary cells and
not taken out into the open air for weeks
at a time. Infectious diseases broke out
among them, but the sick were not re
moved. The result was that othera were
Even the corpses of those who succumbed
were left to rot among the living. The
wardens treated all, healthy and sick alike,
wltia incredible brutality. The convicts car.
rted out the strike resolutely. On the third
day many lost consclunsness from fasting,
but no suffering induced them to accept
The condition of convicts in the aettle
ment of Koktacfaetavak ia still worse. Des
perate revolts there were only quelled after
ENGLISH EXPECT A CRISIS
Diplomatic Relatloas with Veaessela
May Be Severed mt Aay
LONDON. Nov. 26. Diplomatic relations
between Great Britain and Venesuela have
not been severed up to the present, though
the Foreign office would not be surprised
it it waa compelled to take a decisive atep
at any moment.
Thus far Venezuela showa no eigne of
granting the reparation demanded and the
question of the seizure of the Venezuelan
customs has been discussed between Berlin
and London, aa one of the various possible
methods of obtaining satisfaction. No de
cision, however, haa been reached regarding
the course which shall be finally adopted.
BERLIN. Nov. 26. Germany and Great
Britain have determined t6 take Joint ac
tion to collect their claims against Vene
zuela. The two powers are In correspond
ence over the form of thla action. No time
can be named when they will act, because
the respective foreign officers have not
agreed to the details. It la understood that
only alight differences exist regarding the
course to be followed.
It ta confirmed here that the United States
is fully Informed on the subject of the ne
gotiationa and knows that what la medi
tated will not infringe the Monroe doc
trine. BOUNDARY DISPUTE SETTLED
British Arbltratioa Cammlaaloa Rea
ders a DeeUlem la the Chlli
SANTIAGO, Chile. Tuesday, Nov. 25. The
declaion of the British arbitration commis
sion In the boundary dispute between Chile
and Argentine waa received here with calm
ness, but with satisfaction, aa the de
marcation linea have no scientific basis,
and because, although Chile geta the larg
est amount of land, Argentine gets the beat
LONDON. Nov. 26. A. Bertrand, a Chil
ean expert who testified before the British
boundary commission, today Informed a
tepresentatlve of the Associated Press that
he regards the decision aa generally rather
favorable to Chile.
More than half the disputed territory.
although not the most valuable portion. Is
awaraea to inue.
"I do not believe," he added
couia nave ooiaima so uiuca .
una oy Direct agrreuieuu. -ii
ica tomorrow io ruui ' ""a
MEXICANS MAY LEAVE ROME
Talk af Formlast Kewr rharrh Similar
ta that la the Phlllp.
MEX1CO CITT, Nov. 16 The movement
for the establishment in Mexico of a Da-
tional Catholic church la not considered
formidable, although a number of prlesta
are reported ready to Join a movement
similar to that which has resulted ln an
Independent church in the Philippines.
It ia aaid the agitation hers receives en
couragement from clergymen affiliated with
the Episcopalian church.
WISH CANAL BILL PUSHED
brsetlatleas with Mla
PANAMA. Nov. 26. The suspension of
the Panama canal ntgonauoue has been
badly received here.
The Colombian congress will meet within
tws months and the firat subject to cams
nder Its consideration will be the Pan
ama caaal bill.
BLAME BAER FOR FAILURE
Miners' Leaden Bay He Acquiesced and
Than Ordered Negotiation! Off
INDEPENDENTS ASK CREDIT FOR RUPTURE
Alleare They latarri Operators ta
Bark Down, hat Admit that Little
Artimrit Waa Seeeiiary
ECRANTON, Pa., Nov. 26 Quite In con
trast with the happy faces of the inde
pendent operator laat night were the
couctenancea of the miners' representa
tives when they returned from Washington.
How the latter view the sudden and sur-
rrilnt? turn rf fifTo4r 4a m-d11 ot fnrln
statement issued this afternoon by j
MB7.g. narrow and Lloyd, who accom-
i.ioya, woo accom- ;
?.aB' 1 Mrl. M ,chc" . ,0.W"sh.lnF.ton: Th'7.
cieany muicaie mat tney tnina tne coai
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road presidents acquiesced in Mr. Mac-
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veagha plan of a settlement out of court
. thnn MTHil.tMl him Th.. , Vi n I
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Judge Grsy, declaring the big companies
were arreeahle to the MacVeagh idea of
amicable adjustment and also the dispatch
to Mr. MacVeagh In Washington calling off
Boer Writes Two Wires.
The statement is as follows:
The commission adjourned for ten days
In pursuance of an arrangement between
the parties to give opportunity for concili
ation on account of a telegram which we
understood was written by George F. Baer
in the presence of and with the consent of
every railroad concerned and whs signed
by Wayne MacVeagh. This telegram was
written after a careful reading of the tenta-i
tlve agreement which bed been prepared
and written by counsel for both parties
and which had been submitted to the com
mission. At the request -of Mr. MacVeagh. Mr.
Mitchell, Mr. Larrow and Mr. Lloyd went
to Washington to consult on some minor
details of the agreement. There was no
friction or important disagreement between
the parties in the meeting In Washington.
Later lr. the day. and after the conference
in New York with the Independent oper
ators, Mr. MacVeajth received a telegram
calling off all negotiations.
The man who wrote the telegram to
Judge Gray stating that the main features
of the contract were acceptable was the
same man who signed the telegram to
Wayne MacVeagh, three or four days
later, stating that negotiations must end.
A copy of the tentative agreement Is In
the hands of Mr. MacVeagh. Mr. Wilcox of
the IelBware & Hudson, Carroll D. Wright
and probably Mr. Baer.
We can see no reason for the expression
of any opinion, the facts speak for them-
selvea. e have been ready at all times
to consult with any one Interested and
make any reasonable adjustment, but we !
have no anxiety over the case and shall I
be reauy for business when the commission
meets. lijAKKNi'h B. dakkovy.
HENRY D. LLOYD.
While admitting that they did much
toward breaking off the negotiations the j
Independent operators aay they were not
required to advance much argument to
bring the coal road presidents to their way
One of their committee who went to New
Tork aaid today:
The situation w-aa like that In the story of
the man who said: "I will not drink unless
you force me, but I suppose yon are able
to force me.
The big companies had come ta our way
of thinking before we met them.
Mur Mlseri Still Idle.
SHAMOKIN, Pa Nor. 26. At the Ninth
district United Mine Workers' headquar
ters today It was stated that 14.000 men
and boys out of 51,000, former mine em
ployes, are still idle. No money haa been
received for relief purposes since Novem
ber 4. The miners' stores have a small
stock of provisions left. A plan ia being
formulated whereby miners at work in this
region shall contribute to the relief fund.
Cose Bros. Give Way.
HAZLETON, Pa.. Nov. S6. Coxe Broa. A
Co. and their striking employes settled
their differences today and work will be re
sumed at the seven collieries of the com
pany on Monday.
All the men except those under indict
ment for misdemeanors alleged to have
oeen commmeo ounng me striae ana me
elate plckera whom improved machinery
has displaced, are to be taken back at
once. If the indicted men are acquitted of
the chargea against them tbey are to be re
instated in their former positions.
The Coxes are the last of the individual
operators to come to terms with their em
ployes. Will Work aa Thaakarlviaa;.
POTTSVILLK. Pa.. Nov. 26. The United
Statea Mine Workera have decided to keep
all the collieries at work with a full force
of men on Thanksgiving day. The opera
tors requeated the men to remain at work,
and thia action Is in compliance with their
Agenta from New Tork and Philadelphia
are here buying up all the product of the
Independent operatora. They are paying
17 and It) per ton for coal delivered on
board at the collieries. For thia reason
Individual operatora are refusing to sell
coal for local consumption, for which they
only get S3. 50.
Well Kaawa Mlrhla-aa Haa Mast
Btaad Trial for Attempted
LANSING, Mich.. Not. S John Hll-
brook, former state senator and deputy
j ubor eommi.,iOBeri ,.ho u charged with
I attempting to bribe one of the talesmen
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L 1 T U . 1. 1 IUV L. I.I VI & t . . . . : U 1 I LI U W .
trolt on the eharfe of compicl,T ln ,he
, ,tat, mimry clothing frauds, arrived here
,,,- fPon, Missouri in rust oil t of an of-
Deer. He gave ball ln the aum of $2.000 . and haa brought the department Into die
and his examination waa set for next Fli- ! repute by Ill-advised action In connection
The complaint alleges that Hilbrook of
fered Arthur Phillips, who waa drawn aa a
talesman, $300 if he would go on the Jury
and vote for acquittal. Phillips did not alt
tn the case, being excused for business rea
sons. UNION TREASURER ABSCONDS
taaecatters' O Metal Takes Thirty.
Five Thoasaad Dollar aad
NEW TORK, Not. 26. Lawrence Murphy,
formerly treasurer of the Journeymen
Stonecutters' aaaoclatioa, waa arrested to
night, charged with the larceny of $25,000
belonging to ths association.
Murphy disappeared early In September
Immediately after be had been requeated
to turn over the money ta a commit toe for
it vest meet ln a alia on which the associa
tion Intended to erect a building for lis
own use. Subsequently investigation re
vealed the fact that not a dollar remained
la the treasury, although the books shoved
a credit of $5.0ul. Tonight be turned up
at the regular meeting of the union and waa
at one arresiad,
MINTS MAKE MANY MILLIONS
Wore Cola. Th.a Erer.T.r.ed Oat.
Althoaah Talse ' Showa
WASHINGTON. Nov. orge E. Rob-
ens, director of the mint, l his annual
report, says the coinage mint at Philadel
phia, New Orleana and San f -ancisco were
In operation throughout the- 1ibc1 year.
In number of pieces thr" ornate of the
year has never been exenede aggregating
191.496.ri06, but In alue It k -a fallen from
$136.340781 In 1901 e $!4..rM 678. owing to
the greater denianj for tho small denomi
nations. Gold coinage dropped from I99.065.715 to
S61.9Su.f.72, but the stock c-f gold bullion
on hand Increased from line.21,493 to
The coinage of silver dollars amounted
to 119.402. R00. the subsidiary ailver coins
tn tilt 7 1 1 9 r.i-tj m A -tnn- nn'lli . n t9 iflQ "SI!
The " o,,, Kolrt ,jPposit. ,f the'Vear
.mountP(l to I1S2 Kr.O tSi GcM bar. fekon
r export amounted to 156.832.678. and for
for export amounted to t36..32.f;
domestic consumption tl4.4&2J7
The gross expenditures on account of the
mint service. Including loss In oneratine
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upon toe metais, waa ai.vau.isu.
i ne earnings from an cnargea and lnrl
denial gains exclusive of seigniorage real
ized In the manufacture of 1 and 6-cent
piecea amounted Jl, 919.370 and the total
seigniorage accruing on tha silver, nickel
and bronze coin made in the year was
tll,013.8f6, which was turned into the gen
eral fund of the treasury.
PRESIDENT MEETS BRITONS
Labor Committee Gaeete af Alfred
Morley Call at tha White
WASHINGTON, Now. 16. President
Roosevelt received today the members of
the Britiab labor committee who are
making a tour of the lotted Statea as
the guests of Alfred Morley, the British
philanthropist. After p-eeting the mem
bers of the party the proaident aald:
I am delighted to have the pleasure of
meeting you gentlemen anrt Mr. Morley.
1 have had communication ith Mr. Mor
ley on more than one qinstlun leading up
to the coal strike.
Naturally, like any man who has any
thing to do with public affairs, 1 not only
take, but am bound to take, the very deep
eat Interest in all the manifold social prob
lems which include as one wection of them
what we group together as the labor prob
More and more as our modern industrial
progress goes on there is a tendency to
work in federation or combinations, both
among employers and amour employes, in-
corporationa and unions, mid, of course
gentlemen, among the reasons why I take
a very great Interest in these combinations
is the very fact that by their power they
have such general possibilities for good
wuicn necessarily implies that tney nave
also great possibilities for evil.
Whether you wish them or nnt It ia tdl.
In my opinion, to protest against the in-
evitable tendency of the time toward both
corporation and union. It is worse than
lolly to takj exceptions to either corpora
tion or union as such. The line should be
drawn on conduct.
I greet you with ail heartiness and am
delighted to see you.
WHITE HOUSE THANKSGIVING
All af tha Cbtldrem Kxernac Kermlt,
Who li st lrkoi M iU'
Be Pr carat.
WASHINGTON. Nor. 16. When the pres
ident and Mrs. Roosevelt sit down to their
Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow they will
be surrounded by practically all the mem
bers of their immediate family. All the
children will be presqat excepting Kermlt,
who is in school at Groton. In addition,
the several honse guests of the president
and Mrs. Roosevelt will dine with the fam
ily. It is not unlikely that three or four
other intimate friends of the president and
Mrs. Roosevelt will be at the dinner.
The feature of the president's Thanksgiv
ing dinner will be a thirty -two-pound
cheatnut-fed turkey which reached the
White House last night. It was sent by
Horace Vose of Westerly, R. I., who for
a quarter of a century haa supplied a fine
anerimen of the nnhla American YirA fn
tne Thanksgiving dinner at the White
PHILIPPINES HAVE WIRES
All Islaads Save Oae Are Kow Coa
aected by Deep Sea
WASHINGTON. Not. 26. Brigadier Gen
eral Greeley, chief signal officer of the
army, was informed today of the comple
tion of the cable connecting the Island of
Romblon with MaBbate and Marinqlque
Islands. Thia establishes duplicate cable
communication with all the large Islands of
the Philippines except Mindanao.
Information haa also reached General
Greeley from Alaska that the signal force
there haa begun Ha winter work along the
Tanana river, and the 200 miles from Ram
part City to Tanana Junction will probably
be covered by spring. General Greeley
predicts St. Michaels will receive Its first
telegram by April L
MAKES HIMSELF OBNOXIOUS
Treasarr EmBleye Wha Is leal
as Is Discharged by tha
WASHINGTON. Nov. 26 William H
Theobald, special employe of the Treaaury
in connection with the New
York Custom bouse, has been discharged
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the secretary of the
It is charged that Mr. Theobald haa been
' over z.lm. In the dtarharee nf hi. Auti..
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with seisures of imported good.
COUNTERFEITER WINS MERCY
Gives laformatioa of Bad Cola Hea
ad Haa His Reatrace
Br deer d.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 26 The
icy in the
has exercised his executive clemency
case of Michelo Cervo, who was sentenced
in New Tork to imprisonment for ten years
tor counterfeiting. By the president's ac
tion ths sentence Is reduced two and a halt
This action ia taken tn consideration of
information voluntarily given by Cervo
which resulted ln breaking up a bad gang
C0MPTR0LLERJSSUES A CALL
Asks tha Katloaal Baaks for state,
meat af Ceadltlaa aa Taea
day, Kevember SS.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26. The comptrol
ler of the currency baa Issued a call tor
ths condition of national banks at the cluas
el busiattsa, Tuesday, Nevembsr 2a,
TIME TO RETURN THANKS
Thankgpmnr Pay Sot the Bame u the
Puritan i Obaerred.
SPORTS ATTRACT MUCH ATTENTION NOW
Foot Ball Games aad Thratera to
Draw the People Chorea
Service la the Fore-
Prnarram for the Day.
Special church services.
t'reihton-Hlghland Park foot ball game.
l'ickey Gun club shoot.
American Volunteers'' dinner to poor.
Minstreis at Boyd's theater.
Vaudeville at the Orpheum.
ft. John's Masonic lodge dinner.
Jan Hus lodge. Knight of Pythias, pall.
Minstrels at Boyd s theater.
Vaudeville at the Orpheum.
Thanksgiving day is one of the time-honored
festal occasions of the calendar In the
observance of which time has wrought ma
terial chances, although much of the spirit
of that observance still remains. Conditions
are greatly altered since the early days
of America'a history when the Puritan J bureau reports snow all around in thia vi
youth went forth to the "tall timber-1 to j cinlty, though not heavy.
! shoot the bird for dinner, having first to
find his bird; and the young man of the
present day who participates in a Thanks
giving turkey shoot has that essential fea
ture of the sport assured him. The austerity
of the Pilgrim form of Thanksgiving ob
servance has denarted and while devotional
exercises form a portion of the general pro
gram, the day is more or less given over
to events which are in no sense religious
in their character. Then, too, in the evolu
tion this day has come to be more and more
a time for charitable consideration of one's
.fellow man and nearly all societies and
thtr objects commemorate Thanksgiving In
some substantial manner.
Cards for the Day.
In Omaha today the morning will be
almost entirely devoted to religious serv
ices, in nearly all of which several churches
will unite. In the arternoon there will be
the foot ball game, which has of late years
come to be one of the regular events cf
Thanksgiving day in all of the larger cities.
Creighton and Highland Park teams will
engage in a contest at Vinton park on this
occasion. The Dickey Gun club will also
hold its regular conteBt. Among the events
set for the evening are the dinner of St.
John'a Masonic lodge and the entertainment
and ball to be given by Jan Hus lodge.
Knights of Pythias, at the Bohemian Turner
The public offices of the city and county ! curing the services of an officer, she se
and the local freight houses and some of cured possession of the paper and then pro
the piacea of businesa will be closed all day. coeded to have her husband placed in Jail,
but a majority of the stores, particularly Mrs. Dust formerly was Miss Greenard
the retail establishments, will not close j snd ehe is a member of a wealthy family
until noon. I near Garretsburg, this county. She Is quite
As a part of the observance of Thanks- j
giving day the Salvation army yesterday 1
tr-r. it. unMriuvmi at Tenth
..r.t un Cnitol avenue and the Omaha :
Central mlsBlon from Its place. 701 South i
BixlsantB street, supplies oX food to those
who are known to be In teed of attention
in that line.
At Jails aad Iastttatleas.
At the city and county Jails, the county
poor house and as far as possible at the
charitable institutions It la customary to
provide the inmates with additional deli
caclea at the dinner hour and more than
the usual privileges and attention during
the day, and this custom will be generally
followed At the Rescue Home of the Sal
vatlon Army, Twenty-fourth and Spaulding
streets, a Thanksgiving dinner oi most gen
erous character will be served to the thirty
inmates. The Christian Help mission at
1515 Burt street will bJbo make special pro
vlaion for its patrons.
The sixth annual dinner to the deserving
poor will be dispensed from the headquar
ters of the American Volunteer Army be
tween the hours of 10 and 5. Last year
meals w ere served to more than 350. and as
many are expected to participate this year.
While dinner will be served to some st the
headquarters, the greater number will ob
tain their portion to take home in basketa.
Over three hundred pounds of meat, turkey,
chicken and beef have been provided,
largely from donations, besides tea, coffee.
celery and other requisites of a ThankBgiv
lng dinner. Captain Rotiel aaya that every
effort will be made to aee that only the de
serving receive, but aa the unworthy have
Imposed before, ao thla time aome will
doubtless escape the utmost vigilance.
Berrlces at the Cbarcbrs.
The church services generally have been
centralised and nearly all of the churches
will participate in aome one of the union
aervices which have been arranged.
The Episcopal churchee of All Saints, St.
Mathlas, St. Barnabas and the Good Shep
herd will unite in aervice at Trinity cathe
dral at 10 o'clock. Bishop Williams will
preach the sermon.
At the First Congregational church Rev
E. F. Trtfx of Kountze Memorial 'church
will preach and the congregationa of thoae
two churchea and the First Chrlatian and
First Presbyterian will Join.
Vnlon service lor tne nrst BaptiBi,
St. Mary's Congregational, Westminster
Presbyterian church and Hanscom Park
Methodist Episcopal churchea will be held
at the First Baptist church, where Rev.
Robert Tost of St. Mary's church will
George Robert Calrna. the evangeliat, will
preach at the Second Presbyterian church,
where Seward Street Methodist Episcopal.
Calvary Baptist and Second Presbyterian
will unite ln the service.
At Trinity Methodist Episcopal church
! ... w- w.ih in in .
; pfTTlVfl All Lc atcitl SB k f .ww aa u.p W 1 IU
sermon by Rev. M. D. Long of Knox
Presbyterian. Plymouth Congregational,
Immanuel Baptiat, Knox Presbyterian and
Trinity Methodist churchea will units ln
Special services will also be held ln all
of the Catholic churches.
The First Church of Christ, Scientist,
wlil bold service at 10:45 a. to. Topic:
The Veiled Presbyterian churchea will
bold union service, at the Central church.
i Twenty-fourth and Dodge streets, at 10:30
a. m. Rev. F. B. Foster of the First church
will preach the aermon.
The Thanksgiving services at the Grace
Baptist church will be held at I o'clock ln
the evening. Dr. R. K. Eccles of Immanuel
Baptist church will deliver the sermon and
the music will be by the choir and a male
Daaeea Darlas tha Ewealaat.
Several Thankaglrlng eve dances occurred
yesterday evening. The members of the
Iron Moulders' union made merry with
their friends ln Washington hall. The
Amalgamated Association of Street Rail
way Employea of America, division No.
Ssi, occupied the Schllts hall at Sixteenth
and Harney streets. The Teamsters' union
gave a dance ia Bchlix's new pavilion on
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CONDITION CF THE WEATHER
Forersst for Nebrnskii Fslr Thursday stii
Frtiiay; urmer m Norm Portion Thurs
day and in fckuih Portion Fruhi.v.
Temperatare at Omaha Vratrrdayi
Hoar. Ilrt. Hoar. Pea.
R a. m :t I p. m !
a. m 22 II . tn 2
7 a, m Xt .t . m -
Ha. m 21 4 . m
H a. m 21 n p. m Kit
a. m 22 l. m X"
11 o. m 2.1 7 p. to 2t
IX m 23
IOWA COVEREDWITH SNOW
Oaly (he Sorthvet ectloa la the
Vicinity of aloas City
PES MOINES. Nov. 26. For several
hours this forenoon snow fill In les
Moines, Dubuque. Davenport and all parts
of Iowa except the northwest section, in the
vicinity of Sioux City. ThiB is the first
anow of the season in Iowa.
HLOOMINGTON. 111., Nov. 2f Thanks
giving will be white in Central Illinois. At
Pontlac two Inches of snow bad fallen up
to noon and east of Bloomiuglon an equally
heavy fall ia reported.
LA CROSSE. Wis., Nov. 26 The first
snow of the season is falling. The Weather
NEW 1 0P.K. Nov. Zb. fcnow ten touay
throughout the state. In some piacea It
turned into sleet and rain.
OWENSBORO. Ky., Nov. 26 The firat
enowstorm commenced this morning at 9
and continued for more than an hour.
Ky.. Nov. 2C A slight
snow, the first of the season, is falling here ,
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Nov. 26. Southern j
Michigan is experiencing the first snow- .
ttorm of the winter. Snow has fallen to a f
depth of four inches and the storm showa
no sign of abating.
YOUNG HUSBAND IN TROUBLE
WrddlBsr Which Occars la Falla City
Comes ta Bad Ead la St.
ST. JOSEPH. Mo., Nov. 16 (Special.)
Mrs. Frank Dust, aged 60 years, and
tride of a few months, has entered com-
plaint in the criminal court against her
husband, aged 30 yeara, whom she cbargea j
with having raised a note signed by her j
from 10 to IL'0,000.
Dust attempted to discount the note at
the Tootle-Lemon National, bank, but waB
unsuccessful. He left the note there for
collection. Mrs. Pust was almost frantic
when the was asked to pay the note. Pro-
well-to-do and waa married to Dust at
Falla City, Neb., last summer. It Is aaid
w ..i.iiv.. ...r. viniontw nnnns.d
SHOOTS AND KILLS WIFE4
Mas Joarorys from Kaaaas City ta
Memphis for Parpoae of Com
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 26. Samuel Mil
ler, a tailor 42 yeara old. shot and killed his
wife, Dossie Miller, here today In the pres
ence of their young daughter. The shoot-
j ing, it is atated, was the outcome of fam
ily trouble. Mrs. Miller having recently
filed suit for divorce.
For the last year Miller has been living
In Kansas City, but yesterday the Memphis
police department received a telegram from
the chief of police of Kansas City stating
Miller had left for Memphis with the avowed
Intention of killing his wife. A strict natch
was kept by the Memphis police, but Miller
reached here today and, eluding the detec
tives, went to his wife's store, according to
the daughter's story, where the shooting
took place without warning. Miller, who
was arrested, claims his wife tried to kill
him and he fired in selfdefcnse.
PAYS MUCH F0R ROOSEVELT
PBrrhaaer of Vereatchaajln's Plctare
of Saa Jaaa Hill Bids Elghteea
NEW TORK. Nov. 26 Verestchagln a a crlgp u( felI to pieces like an overbaked
picture of San Juan HH1. "Come on, Boys," cocker would crumble.
ahowing Colonel Roosevelt charging at the 6even box cars on the track next to the
bead of his men, brought $18,000 at public j purning building caught fire and were dam
auction tonight. In all, thirty-one pie- j ,ge(1 to tne eJttent of perhapa $300 each,
tures by Verestchagln were sold without j gome 0f the cars were partly loaded, but
reeerve. The total amount reamed was
The twenty pictures representing Na
poleon'a disastrous campaign In Russia,
which were Included in the catalogue, were
withdrawn from the Bale. It was an
nounced that they had been purchased by
i the RugBan minlbter by order of the etar
lor the museum of Alexander III at St.
Petersburg, who paid $100,000 for them.
SUES FOR MILLION DOLLARS
Kew York Mil Claims Vast Sam for
Flaaarlas; lot craatioaal Power
NEW TORK. Nev. 26. Justice Fltxgerald
ln the supreme court today issued an at-
tachment for $1,000,0(10 against the property
in this city of the International Power com
pany, a New Jersey corporation. The at
tachment was in favor of John F. Plummer
ln a auit to recover $1,000,000 tor breach of
Plummer asserted that through his efforts
the American Locomotive Works company
was formed. He said he had engineered the
financing of the company and be lieved he
waa entitled to $1,000,000.
Mevemeata of Oceaa Vessels 5 v. SO.
At New Tork Sailed: Pretoria, for Ham-
At llong Kor.g-Arrtved: Empress of
japan, irum Vancouver via loitonama;
Yo Maru. from bVatile via Yokohama:
Glenofcie, from Taconia via YokuhHiua.
At LdverpoolArrlved: Oceanic. Nomadic
and Hnbeinian. all from New York.
At K' tterdam Arrived: btaatendam, from
I Kew York via Boulogne Bur fcier
At Port Said Arrived.. Nina Cliow. from
Lierpotl. for Victoria. B C Taconia and
rieuttle via Singapore, Hung Kong and
At Hamburg Arrived: Aarvria, from
Philadelphia: lilutiier, from New York
bailed: TheiMi, for nan Francisco
At Bremen Arrivtd. Kronprius Wllhelm,
from New York
At Lirard Pesaed . Philadelphia, from
New Yora. for Southampton.
At Antwerp Sailed : Nedcriand. for Phil
adelphia. At Uueenstown Balled: litonla. from
Liverpool, for lioeiou.
At Fayal J'aaaed : Lahn, from Grnoa and
Naples, tor jsrw j ora.
J i rUiuthampton Arrived: Philadelphia,
I from New Yora.
BIG FIRE AT SHOPS
Siortbome Ko. 2 of the Union Pacifio
is Entirely Contuni
NOME OF CONTENTS SAVED FROM FLAMES
Much of it ii Castings, mi Officials Think
Larger Oies Are All Eight
HEAT IS INTENSE AND THIS IS DOUBTFUL
Company Offic'als Place the Loss at Twenty
ORIGIN OF THE' FIRE IS A MYSTERY
Railroad Officials state Their Belief
that It la Iaeeadlarr-Seae of .
the Other Balldlnra
Fire of probably Incendiary origin totally
destroyed Pnlon Pnclflc atorehouse No. J
and partially burned seven loaded freight
cars lying on the track alongside It, en
tailing a total loss of abort 120.000. last
night. The fire broke out shortly before 11
o'clock, and it was under strong hesdway
before the fire department could get a line
of hose into service.
The store house Is at the northeast cor
ner of the shop yards, about 1,000 feet
from the western gates, and to aet to the
burning building the department had not
eu'y to find its way between numerous and
irregularly located buildings, but between
scattered lines of locomotives and freight
cars and over a perfect web of railroad
tracks. The hose from some of the hydranta
had to be drawn several hundred yards
across the tracks and under the eara stand
ing thereon. It waa on this account that
the firemen were given one of the most dif
ficult problems they have ever encountered
In reaching a fire, and when the water was
finally turnd onto the burning structure the
flames had spread to every part of it.
At no lime after the discovery of the fire
was there any hope for saving the build
ing in which it was started, and therefore
many of the firemen devoted their
tlon to preventing the surrounding build-
ings from burning. The best efforts of
Chief Salter's men were necessary to save
storeroom No. 1, which Is separated from
its mate only oy a platform about sixty
reet In width, and Beveral lines of railroad
track. Firebrands from the burning build
ing fell In profusion on the roofs of the
nearby structures and a thorough and con- '
atant wetting of these roofs was necessary
to confine the conflagration to the building
in which it originated.
Filled with SbbpIIcb.
The burned building was well stocked
with railroad supplies, but nothing of an
na.ure was aept tnere. except-
' ln rttl" waste and manlla rope, the re-
malnder of the stock being iron materials
used in the construction and repair of rail
road trarka, such aa spikes, bolts, rivets,
frog Irons and piping.' The material used
for repairing cars and locomotlvea. which
is most In demand by the company during
the strike of lta machinists, la all stored in
the No. 1 house, which was not damaged by
the fire, although it was In danger for
nearly an hour.
No. 2 storehouse, which waa a frame
structure 2."0 feet long and 45 feet wide, ia
a totul wreck, and It is not likely that the
salvage on the contents will amount to any
considerable amount. The fire started in
the north end of the structure, apparently
from the outside, and It was not more than
ten minutes after the discovery of the
flames that the entire building was a blaz
ing furnace. The building was but a frame
shell, old and dry, and it furnished good
muterlal for a fire.
Fortunately the high wind that had pre
vailed all of yesterday bad died out and
there was scarcely a breere at the time the
fire waa raging. The flames shot high into
the still air and furnished a spectacle for
the entire city for nearly an hour. The
heat was so Intense for some minutes that
it drove the firemen back and made the
cpectators a hundred yards away feel liko
peeling to their shirtsleeves.
The machinery tor testing airbrakes waa
in the south end of the building, and the
escaping compressed air fanned the flames
furiously and made the destruction of that
part of the building a matter of only a few
minutes. The south wall burned rapidly to
tne contents, being all of Iron, waa but
Estimate at Loas.
Superintendent of Motive Power McKeen
arrived on the acene about half an hour
' after the outbreak of the fire and waa
. Joined a lew minutes later ny superintend
Mr. McKeen referred the newspaper re
porters to Mr. Thompson for thformatiou
and that official aaid:
"The loss will not exceed $20,000; It
may be not more than $15,000. We cannot
make an estimate until we ascertain Just
what portion, if any, of the contents of
the burned building can be saved. The loas,
whatever it amounta to, la fully covered by
Insurance. I cannot Imagine bow the fire
started. There waa nothing combustible
tn the building and there waa no fire there
durlDB tne day Even ,moklnj prohbtted
in and about the place. The building waa
heated by steam and the steam plant Is
several hundred feet away. I believe there
can be no doubt that this la an Incendiary
Superintendent McKeen. when asked
what effect the low of the material ln the
burned building would have on the motive
power of the road, aaid:
"None whatever. Everything ws need
for the repair of locomotives and rolling
atock of all klnda is kept in ths other
storehouse. The company will not bs re
tarded ln ita repair work ln the least aa a
result of thia fire."
EQUITABLE jNSURES FREE
Each Employe Gets Policy for Th ea
se ad. Half ta Ca ta Fcasiaa
NEW TORK. Nov. 26 Ths Equitable
Life Assurance society announced today
that it would henceforth insure the life of
each employe for $1.00 and keep the policy
tn force ao long aa be remained in the em
ploy of the society, one-half of the amount
to be paid at death to hla wife or family
or any deaignated beneficiary, the oibwr halt
to go into a penaion fund to provide for
living employea who have grown old or In
firm lo the service of the company. Ovar
u0 persona are affected.
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