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The Omaha 'Daily Bee.
ESTAIILISHKI) JUNE 1!, 1871.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 12, 1902-TEN PAGE!-.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
FIGHTING FOR FUEL
Mixed Mob of Bictoils Customers Seize
OSTON CO MPANY PLACED IN QUANDARY
Oannot Supply Al Clatnorers and Fears to
Turn CuBtom Away.
GIVES CROWD WAGONLOAD FREE OF COST
fcramble for Anthracite Leadi to Small
WOMEN CAPTURE INTERFERING POLICEMAN
Seine film try Brit uud Jimp n Hli
Rk, Mm ratrolmra Arrive,
and brratuUo-a Distribu
tion Is Stopped.
BUSTtJN, Dec 1L Hundred of fb resi
dents of the north end hare seized the en
trance to the TanJ of the MetTopollttn
Coal company, Catrsway streetl and at one
time there vti a cmall-slzed riot.
When the office and yard were opened a
crowd wa gathered tn front of the building
and aa aoon aa th company' men began to
arrive these people commenced the llvell
st kind of a if ramble to get Inside.
So mo eh titrable was canned by them tn
their fight for a thane to get through the
Kates that the Metropolitan employes de
cided to haul a wagonload of coal In bags
oat of the yard and distribute it from the
pposlte side of the street In order to draw
a part of the crowd away.
A larg wagon was Immediately filled and
driven outside. Hardly had ths driver
Hilled op his 'horse before the crowd waa
upon his wagon. Men and women palled
one another and fought for a chance to pet
at the coal.
The patrolmen who were on doty at the
Turd were called opon and it was only with
the greatest difficulty and by using force
that they were able to keep the bags from
One patrolman Jumped on ths wagon to
save the coal and was thrown down and
pulled about by the women. One woman
had him by the back of his belt and another
Jumped on his back, bearing him to the
bottom of ths wagon. The policeman sail
be thought it was thrtr intention to keep
him from interfering until the coal had
However, this action was checked by the
arrival of other patrolmen and it kept them
busy holding down the bags nntil the wagon
was again Inside of the gatea
SUGAR EMBARASSES BRITAIN
Mast F.llhrr Abandon Convention or
0 offer Commercial T'" "tea
to Drop. ',..
LONDON. Dec. 11. As the result 7
statement made by Mr. Balfour today, tn
government apparently finds Itself In an
Questioned recently as to whether the
law officers of the crown had ever given
the opinion that the countervailing duty
to neutralize foreign sugar bounties would
contravene the favored nation clsuse In
existing commercial treaties, the premier
replied that he had no record of such an
opinion. Today he volunteered the state
TELLS OPERATORS' PROFITS
Witness ii Called to Show Where Proper
"HENT DEALER IS ON STAND
Bays K Bella Coat to Ur( Mine
Owners tor Slaty Per Cent of
'FRISCO FILES AN OBJECTION
port Service at Baa
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11. A Son Fran
cisco delegation, consisting of R. P.
Schwerin of the Paclflo Mall Bteamahlp
company, W. W. Douglass, atate comp
troller, and ex-Mayor Phelan, beaded by
Senator Perkins, called on the president
today to discuss the proposition to place
the government transport service In private
Delegates also Informed the president
. &. a. T7 I a. - .1
8CRANTON Deo. 11 The mln.ra at to- i people oi nan u.u
Gar's amine tt h itriir. mnmiuinii raiioit ! erected a xnonument
ment that such an opinion had been given , inapeaellt operator to tell the exact ! Dewey's victory at Manila and invited him
In 1880, but declined to commit himself J Brce na received for hla coal it0 attend the dedication while on bis trip
1th regard to Its effect in the present ctr- t-i, or,er.tor waa L. N. Crawford, ores- n" spring. Mr. Roosevelt at once ac
cumstances. The premier s statement, how-1 !aent of tnB people's Coal company, which cepted and a date will be named to suit his
ever, is regarded as justifying nussia s operates the Oxford colliery at Scranton. convenience.
threat to treat the imposition or a counter- During the strike he managed to continue
vailing duty aa a breach of treaty. ' 1 working, and in one month received 120 a
Aa practically the entire British export ton for all coal mined, although the av
trade Is carried on under the favored na- erage price waa only about $2.60.
Hon clause, the government facee the alter- I The miners announced that they expected
native of dropping the Brussells sugar con- to cloae their caae on Saturday and Thurs
ventlon or risking the loss of favored na- I day. In reply the companies announced I his company would do so, using govern
Hon advantages, aa one effect of Great that they might have to aak for a short , ment vessels now employed under charter
Britain's adhesion to the augar convention I recess, in order to properly prepare their, or for direct compensation
would be to entitle the United States and case,
Cn.. I. tn nluit hlrhsr imDort tariffs on Witness Is Israorant,
uruisn gooas. Mr. Crawford, who has been attending
It Is expected the government will forego tn ,ong ,h d wu ,urprised to be
BOUND TO PREVENT FRAUDS
Indian Bureau Cannet Change Ealing On
Bale of Heirship Lands.
SOME INNOCENT SUFFER WITH GUILTY
John L. Webster Seeke a Position On
the Isthmlnn Caaal Commission
and Has Interview With
A conference on the transport problem
took place later at the War department
with the secretary of war. v
Mr. Perkins was the principal speaker
and said that it the government did not
care to operate Ha own transport aervlce
the countervailing duty.
VON BUELOW DRAWS CROWD
Expected to Talk About Venesaela,
bat Instend Refers to the
BERLIN, Deo. 11. Chancellor von Bue
low'a presence in the Reichstag today
caused expectation that he would make
statement regarding Venezuela and the
house waa filled, but he did not refer to
He dwelt on the tariff bill and said that
If the reduction of duty o agricultural
machinery and Implements, as provided for B,0 that ,nrortnatlo-r
In tne naraorn amenameni, was euoyLcu
the federated governmenta would take the
changes into serious consideration.
They would not consent, however, to tlx
Ing minimum duties on animals and meats.
called, and he remarked aa he took the
This Is a new turn of affair."
When did you ahlp coal last?" asked Mr.
, "What are you getting for It?"
"I don't know exactly."
"Can you come near It?"
"I can If I want to."
"Don't you want tor
"You are a party to thla commission and
went to New Tork to see the coal preai-
"Then yon refuse to give this commls-
"I don't think I am compelled to tell."
"Who do you sell tor
"Delaware, Lackawanna A Western."
"Whst do yon get for It?"
About 65 per cent of what the Lacka-
CAVALRY GOES TO THE ORIENT
twa ataalraas Cb4t Orders tn Ball
Darina- tne Early
i i i
- otrtmCIS. It JV. Dn,'llv rSpoclal.J--According
to reports an order waa received
at Fort Meads yesterday to the effect that
headquarters and bands with the flrat
squadron of the Thirteenth cavalry, now
stationed at the above post, will leave here
about February 15 for San Francisco, sail
ing for the Philippines) about March L
Two troops of the Thirteenth cavalry, now
stationed at Fort Keogh. will proceed to
Fort Meade and relieve the third squadron,
which laavea about March 15 for San Fran
cisco, Bailing April 1. The second squadron
of the Thirteenth. It Is said, will remain
at Fort Mead until the Sixth cavalry ar
rive from the Philippine to relieve It,
after which it goes to Join the first and
third squadrons. While the majority of
the boya are pleased with the trip, a large
umber dread it very much.
The government In making the new com- wgnnm gets for It.
merciai treaties wouia guarantee 10 mo . , fhl. .. f tv
domeatic animal Industry protection enough objecte(l to an inquiry Into a company'
to insure lis prosperous aeveiupm-ui inn profits,
ni.M .Miant tin nrnnmttlnni In treating I
which would render It Impossible t adopt AfcI pr M
the necessary veterinary measures to pre- I Mr. Darrow said be called the witness
vent animal dlseaaea coming Into Germany I to show that the coal companies were able
from abroad. I to pay the advance in wagea asked for,
The chancellor's statement waa greeted I Wayne MacVeagh, in his croBa-examtna-
with applause from the right- party and tlon of Mr. Mitchell, he said. Intimated
with derisive laughter from the member that the increase. If granted, would ultl-
of the left party. I mately be placed on the "bowed backa of
, i tne poor, and he wanted to show that
GOVERNMENT IS DEFEATED tbe comInl,' wer " - to the
, ' I Increase aaked for without putting It on
Anesimrat to Educational Bill 1:
Boose of Lorda Practically
Kills the Meaaa-o.
Miss Clara Barton of the National Red
Croas society and Samuel W. Brings, sec
retary of the society, also saw the presi
dent to protest against tbe removal of the
transport service from San Francisco to
Seattle. They expressed the belief that the
removal would be a mistake, because, they
maintained, the facilities tor caring for
sick or wounded soldiers at' San Fran
cisco were auperlor to those at Seattle.
GOLD MONEY IS DISCUSSED
Senate Committee Talks -with Wrlaht
oa Staple Philippine
WASHINGTON. Dec. 11. The senate
committee on the Philippines today dis
cussed wlthx Vice Governor Wright the
monetary situation In the archipelago. It
waa generally agreed that there would be
difficulties In changing the currency in the
islands, but the consensus of -opinion was
that the unit of value should be a gold
peso of twelve and nine-tenths gralna of
gold, which la one-half the 'value of the
United States gold dollar, and the peso in
silver should be made legal tender of equal
value to the. unit.
Governor Wright and the committee also
agreed that United Statea currency should
not be made legal tender, as the silver dol
lar would then be worth twice aa much aa
the peso and thus encourage counterfeiting.
Governor Wright said at' present the
Mexican dollars were circulating at their
bullion value and bank were manipulating
them bo ar to make 4 or 8 cent each. Gold
waa held in tbe banks as a commodity and
bought by merchants and others, who had
to pay therefor foreign obligations in gold.
The committee. Intends to perfect the
currency bill at the. earliest moment and
has begun to make amendments. - .
CONDITION OFJTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebrsska Fair Frldiy. Satur
day, fair and armr.
Temprratnre nt Omnha Yeaterdnyt
5 a. m ,
8 a. n,
T a. m,
H a. m,
9 n. tn,
to a. m ,
11 a. m,
1 SI m. . . .
Ura. Hoar, Oesr.
.15 1 p. m is
.IS p. ....... 1
. 1.1 . - p. m SO
.111 4 p. tn a
.1(1 5 p. m. ..... S
.10 p. m SO
.IT T p. m 80
.19 Hp. m St
p. m St
LONDON, Dee, 11. The government baa
tatad defeat tn tha Hons of Lord
on the educational bill.
In modifying the provision requiring tha
managers of voluntary school to be respon
sible for all repairs the lorda have unques
tionably inveighed the privilege of the lower
Manafaetwrers Called" 'on by"" Bill "to
Stamp Export with Words
"If o Monopoly."
WASHINGTON. Dec. 11. Mr. De Armond
Imsleaeat Dealera Adjoara.
SIOUX FALLS, 8. D., Tec 11. (Special
Telegram.) The fourth annual convention
of the Retail Implement Dealers' associa
tion of South Dakota, southwestern Min
nesota and northwestern Iowa waa con
cluded at 11:45 tola afternoon. The follow
ing officers were elected for the ensuing
rear: President, M. D. Thompson, Ver
milion; .vice presidents, K. O. Stadke,
Woonsocket; V. R. Wadden, Madison; W.
B. Brown, Pipestone, Minn.; Roy Williams,
Sioux Falls; secretary -treasurer, W. S.
Hill, Alexandria. Neither the committee
on constitution and bylaws or on grievances
bad any report to make. An effort waa
made to have tbe next annual convention
held at Aberdeen, but the delegates, by a
good majority, again selected Sioux Falls.
The resolutions were silent on the ques
tion of tbe proposed Installation of a bind
ing twine plant at the Sioux Falls peniten
tiary. Fraternal Conrrese Eleetlon.
8IOWX FALLS. 8. D., Dec 11. (Special
Telegram.) At a meeting of the member
of the Fraternal congress of South Da
kota In thl etty tha following officer were
elected for the ensuing year: President,
H. C. Sessions, Sioux Falls; vice president,
C. K. Haw, Aberdeen; aecretary, J. D.
Lavln. Aberdeen; treasurer. Mrs. M. L.
Phelps, Montrose. The congress voted
unanimously to urge the coming legislature
to repeal the I per cent tax on policies
Issued by fraternal societies, and also to
exempt fraternal societies from tha ne
cessity of making annual publication of the
condition of the different organlxatlona in
Sooth Dakota Laad "Valaabte.
Mr. Darrow then continued tbe examina
"How many tone do yon produce In a
'Minn hnnAejul in 1 AAA. tniia
And you dent know bow much you get
"I can give an estimate.1
"Well, what in It?"
"About $2.60 a ton."
On further examination Mr. Crawford
fcn.,. for tha Mshnn nt Manchester's I "Iu avriug mo miier pm oi mo iirui (no.; wra; iniroauctm i mu praiiami u
amendment, which waa carried by 114 to colliery In operation and he got $20 It should be unlawful to ahlp from any state
aa would In effent throw an Increased "ou lur um cu"- mrougn or mio Diner siaies mauuiaciurea
burden on rates I Jud8 Gray here stopped the exatnlna- artlclea unless every article had stamped on
r u certain that tha oueatlon of orlvl- "J1"! ln exceptionally niga prices me cover tne woras ."so Monopoly rroa
lege will be raised by the Commons, and ounng tne atriae were not pertinent to tne uct. Produced in open competition." or
the result will, in all probability, be that Inquiry. words of like import. A maximum pen-
h. .. whl on motion of tha The mlnera called several witnesses who slty of $1,000 fine or ten yeara' imprison
a-overnment. strike out the amendment. deacribed the conditions at the collieries of ment. or both, is provided for violation of
i . v . . T! .t t u . ir..i.t.. 1 . .
The lorda will no doubt then let the .vuvor ' iwu vuis sci
matter drop. i rogiuu. i nr, ouiser (in. x.j loasy miroaucea in
' uu ui iucu wb bj, who aiu no me nouss a Dili eniaaiiDg puDiicuy on
CUBAN TREATY IS SIGNED a ,n . received noth- trust business similar to that already In
I O , uv v, "-.- w- uuuucm 1U IUC kubld.
Palma Dines General Bliss to stark i i ""ni ""H""
the Close of NesTotta-
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11. (Special Tele
cram.) Before leavlna for Nebraska today
I Representative-elect McCarthy bad a con
ference with Indian Commissioner Jones
regarding the new rule which tbe Interior
department promulgated in lieu of former
rules having relation to the conveyance of
Inherited Indian lands. This matter has
been the aubject of great embarrassment
to the Indian office by reason of the chi
canery which haa been practiced upon the
Indians In securing the conveyance of In
herited allotments of Indiana. The Indian
office, after numberless complaints had
been filed by the Indiana, asserting that
they were wholly In the hands of land
speculators, set aside the former rules gov
erning the transfer of these lands and
Issued new rules providing that the sale
of lands should be made in the most public
wsy possible. A rule was passed down that
the Indian agent ol official In charge should
post In a conspicuous place In his office for
a period of ninety days a list of landi de-
aired to be sold, with a description ot the
land, dates when listed and date when bids
would be opened, and that on each Monday
the Indian agent or official In charge should
forward to the commissioner of Indian af
faire a complete list of all landa posted in
his office for sale. This rule, it was thought
would give every intending purchaser a
chance to go into an open market and pur
chase particular pieces of land. The Indian
office, however, owing to the great and
universal complaint that was made against
the transfer of title to these allotted lands,
de.-lded to annul all transfers and conse
quently many innocent purchasers for value
are now protesting against the action of
the department tn depriving them ot their
Cannot Separate Good from Bad.
Mr. McCarthy, in whose district the
Omaha and Winnebago reservation is lo
cated, urged the commissioner to approve
deeds secured from heirs of deceased al
lottees, providing it could be shown that
adequate sums hsd been paid to the Indiana
for the landa purchased. He aald that in
many casea honest purchaser had paid the
amounta which the Indians themselves bad
placed upon the landa and theae persona
should be protected. He said he did not
stand for trickery or chicanery, but wanted
an honeat man to get his honest right.
Commissioner Jons, In reply, aald this
could not possibly be done, because of the
multiplicity of cases pending In the Indian
office. The commissioner told Mr. McCarthy
that great fraud bad been committed in the
purchase of "inherited Indian lands and the
iiepartmeo4r.wa;.wajL-aatiniaUd , aUh. tha
method pursued by land (.peculators on
Indian reservations. That he regretted that
he could not separate tbe good from the
bad In view of the Interminable number of
propositions, owing to difficulties In search
ing for a few honest claims in tfy vast mass
of known fraudulent ones, me aepartment
waa forced to throw out all and begin with
a clean slate and commence work along
lines laid down in amended rules issued
October 2,. 1902, through which It is believed
fraud Is Impossible.
Will Take Care of Meade.
WOMAN JS" F0UND IN RIVER
Wife of Prof. Barber of Kanana State
I'alverslty Ends Her
, LAWRENCE, Kan., Dec. 11. Tho body of
Mrs. Marshall A. Barber, wife of Prof.
Barber, a member of the faculty of the
Kansas State university, who disappeared
yesterday, waa found in the river near here
The position of tbe women's clothes found
on the bank indicate that ahe had delib
erately planned suicide.
The entire body of 1,200 student of the
8tate university, under the direction ot the
faculty, began an organlied aearcb today
fos the missing woman.
Mrs. Barber, who bad been a ufferer
from Insomnia, left her home yesterday
morning. No particular alarm waa felt at
her absence vntll last night, when severs! ; ,e' Ouayra
CASTRO RAISES ARMY
Throwe Thrre Thousand Troops Into La
Ouajrt u Garrison.
VOLUNTEERS RALLY ROUND VENEZUELA
Port People Clamor to Bear Arm Against
BOWEN FREES ALL FOREIGN PRISONERS
Forces Bepiblio to Bespeot International
UsagaJn Snob Casea,
PARIS RUMOR TELLS fF DISAGREEMENT
Reports that British aad Germaa On
cers Fall Oat Over Folley to B
Pvrsoed la Coercion; Pay
ment of DehtsI
LA OUATRA, Dec. 11. General Ferrerar,
minister of war, has arrlvsd here wits
2,000 troops and 800 more under President
Castro's brother are expected shortly.
Only the British cruiser Indefatigable
la now here. All the other war ships bar
student and member of the faculty began
a systematic search.
No clue to her whereabouts waa found
and today the entire membership ot the
university began the hunt. Mrs. Bar
ber was a Miss Florence Barrett, daughter
of a retired Methodist minister, before her
marriage a year ago.
She waa 80 years ot age. She graduated
from the Kansaa university several years
ago and afterward became a member of tbe
faculty In the German department.
COMMITTEE FAVORS TWINE
Representative Martin talked today with
the secretary of war in relation to perma
nent improvements at Fort Meade, S. D.
The army board convened for the purpose
CAUSE OF DEATH A MYSTERY
Newsboy Dead In New York l'ark
with Head oa Bundle of
NEW YORK, Dec. 11. Mystery surrounds
the death of a boy about 15 years ot age
whose body was found by a policeman lying
at one aide of the bicycle path In Central
park, near Eighty-fifth street and opposite
the workshop of the Department of Parka.
One peculiar feature of the case Is that
a costly silk muffler waa found tied about
the boy's neck. On the right side ot his
face there was a lacerated wound on the
jaw, which bore a resemblance to the bite
of some animal. On the right side of the
little fellow's neck were several dark-blue-
tsh marks and three others on the left
side. Owing to the different opinions ex
pressed by the coroner and an ambulance
aurgeon regarding the wounds the police are
making an Investigation.
Lying on hla back, the boy's bead rested
on a bundle of newspapers. He waa to all
appearances a newsboy, poorly clad and In
poor - physical condition. In bis pockets
wore" f(vundij penal-anflthreo street car
AO ambulance aurgeon, who examined the
body, said the cause' of the boy's death
could only be decided by an autopsy, and
he did not think the wounds could have
CARNEGIE HAS STORMY TRIP
Landa In New York After a Very
Ronh Pasna-e Across
NEW TORK, Dec. 11. The vessel
which Andrew Carnegie la a passenger ar
rived today from Liverpool and Queenstown
wagea for hla father's debt
Mr. Darrow then announced that the
mlnera expected to close their case this Nothlaar Else Is so Satisfactory. In
HAVANA. Dee. 11. A dinner wa siren "es ana gave nouce tor me omer Bias m -r-i--. t- m.ii
at the Palace tonight by President Palma " " pruco-u.
In honor of General Bliss. I Bay Waa-ea aro Blah.
It I understood that the protocol ot the I .. , . . .
... v 3 uv Mvi, nrifluTunTnU TV. 11 T1,
Zlll' .rf w .11 ?tLP.&nr appointed by the acting postmaster general 1 ' whlch wou'd ,be rry
TCI .l Ji, ,1s b"re to InveBtlgate the many device, aubmltted i f ut. tB rwomm-ndatlons. General Lud-
1.1 .wll00 y""1"!1": to fake the place of twine In tying letter j ,nto reP1,ed bt Information
of recommending permanent posts Included fter passage of six days, twenty
I- lf Hal Curt Mnili -! recommend At 1 noura "U mtuij-iuicj ujiuuico.
Almost irom me lime oi leaving uaum s
commercial treaty between Cuba and the
United State waa signed after the dinner.
General Bliss and Secretaries Zaido and
Montea affixing their aifnaturea.
General Bliss leavaa for New Tork on
Tbe protocol will now have to be eub
mltted to the Cuban and Amerloan senates
the permanent establishment there of the
headquartera and eight troops of cavalry.
Immediately after this recommendation
from the board organized to report upon
tbe . permanency of forta and garrisons
throughout the United Statea Mr. Martin
requested Quartermaster General Ludlng-
ton to give blm an estimate as to the
Minister Hsggard and Henr von Pilgrim-
Baltaszl, It was learned today, left hers
last night. The former waa on board Retri
bution and tho latter on Vlneta, which
Bailed for Trinidad.
All the British and German subjects ar
rested yesterday were released thla after-coon.
Caatro'a Answer Arrive.
The British cruiser Indefatigable ar
rived here at 6 thia evening from Cum an a,
the port of Barcelona, where It is believed
to have been in search of the Venesuela
The German cruiser Vtneta and th
British cruiser Retribution left here at
the same time. Oue ot them la sup
posed to have on board Veneiuela's answet
to the demand of the foreign powers, whlcb
arrived from Caracas on a special train at .
The German charge d'affalra, Herr von
Pllgrlm-Battazrl, tbe British minister and
the personnel of the British legation are
still on board the warships.
All day and all night ammunition baa
been carried to Fort La Vlgla, which crowns
the harbor, and preparations are being
made to resist the foreign forces.
Volunteers to the number of 826 men, all
from La Guayra, have been armed today
and more are requesting arms. It la as
serted here that tbe government can find
sufficient men to resUt the foreign forces,
as the movement is peculiar. Everywhere
one meets men of all classes and conditions
carrying Mauser rifles.
Without Official News.
LONDON, Dec. 12. Up to a lata hour laat
night the foreign office waa still without
further news from Venesuela. While there'
Is no confirmation of fighting In La Guayra,
tbe paper this morning art beginning to-,
how a keener appreciation of tbe serious
This feeling will hardly be lessened by a
report that a British vessel ha been
seized at Puerto Cabello, and la shown In
eager demands upon the government to
present In parliament document explain
ing grounds for Its action.
It la being , asked how It will be possible
to enforce payment of Great Britain' de
mands without costly military operations
and whether even the occupation of Car
acas would achieve the desired result.
It Is recognized that President Castro ha
nothing to lose, and that the Venezuelan
are Incensed at the sinking of their ships
and may set aside internal dissensions and
make stout resistance, hoping for help
from the United Statea or France.
Much gratitude is expressed at Mr.
Bowen'a Intervention aon behalf ot British
and German resident, and considerable
Rock the ship had southerly winds with
V. i J ..IV W A-.. I A
neVT ueu ojh, hiiiui catu J mucutni lorm mt tho nnuultila fat nt Tlrltl.1t ...V
. t . . . .. . .ww " w . w- ...... m4U
' until uecemoer s ioe wiuu cum- out irom
ASKS FOR A NEW REPUBLIC
Poaltaey Blaelow Snaaests Shanghai
Should Be Freed from
MUNICH. Bavaria, Dec 11. Poultney
car, and that tbe strike was ended by the
company granting an increase ot 10 per
cent, Zhi tn cash and tbe reat to be con
sldered in tbe reduction In the price of
Instead of receiving tbe Increase tbey
now get I cents a car leaa, or 1 cent.
They did not know why It wa reduced.
In .cross-examination figures were pro
duced ahowlnr that onm nf thm wtt n-na-
earned an average of S4.25 a day for sct- I t-.it nirrn an- iiionnpn
enteen days worked In November. Wit- 'nUN "HICO Mnt HiUnCHOCU
ness, however, claimed be went Into the
packages, today reported against all the w"' lul l" uo'snDor-
devicea propoBed. vl lu
The report says probably after a long DU,1U,"" " " '
time a direct aavlng might result from the ln" M ,nlor""" -.opres-mauve marun
institution of a device which had been , Ior i".u commence permanent
teated heretofore In the New England , improvements at Meade and eecured this
states, but It would take more time in appropriation In the eundry civil bill.,
tvin- nd untvlnr. and hence delav the Today Mr. Martin called on the eecre-
distribution of mall.
mlnea twenty-five daya during tbe month.
and consequently hla dally earnings were
Bigelow. -dlresslng the Geographical ao- j fa, le OM , statement given
clety tonight on "Ea.t Asiatic Politics and . Wm b mln .uperlntenoent ,ho,
Commerce," advocated making Shanghai a
republic, free from conaular or other offi
Some of the Chinese territory, lie added,
should be annexed to the city.' Tbe mer
chants of the eaat, Mr. Bigelow claimed,
needed nothing but liberty.
MURDERED WHILE PRAYING
Aaaassla Tbrasta Spear Throah the
Stomach of Mad Mallei, la
ADEN, Arabia, Dec. 11. A rumor baa
reached here of tbe assassination of the
Mad Mullah in Somallland. The report was
8IOI X FALLS. 8. D.. Dec. 11 (Special ) Dr(ught to the coast by a native runner
Roada Rsaalsg East from Missouri
File New Frclaht
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11. The Interstate
Commerce commission haa received new
freight tariff schedules making Increased
ratea on Iron and ateel artlclea In the offi
cial classification territory embracing ray
roada between the Missouri river and the
that there were several sizes of cars at the
colliery where be worked. Tbe aame wages
were paid, however, for filling them, re
gardleas of alze.
Father O'Donneil was aaked by Judge
"Do vou believe In h-ventta'
- ' I V - . . . . .
I believe I have the right not to deal e"lern " uo"n OI lno "na
or associate with a person who doea some, fotomac rivera.
The new tarm becomes operative on
January 1 and imposea an increase under
stood to average about 10 per cent.
One of tbe largest transactions in South
Dakota farm landa made in tbe atate ha
just been concluded by J. J. Conway ot
Orient, who baa been In Sioux Falls this
week attending the annual convention of
the retail Implement dealera ot South Da
kota, Southwestern Mtnnraota and North
western lows. Mr. Conway has disposed of
farm land to tbe value of 13.000, all ot
which belonged to himself, and a consid
erable portion of which was purchased by
blm about twenty years ago at a nom
inal figure in the belief that some day It
would pay him a good profit.
CLERKS SEEK BETTER WAGES
Santa Fa Mea Will Make Demaad oa
tho Company for la
TOPEKA, Kan., Dec. 11. A movement la
ea foot among thousands of clerks em
ployed by the Saotf Fe to secure a general
increase in wagea.
The demanda will come before the freight
and passenger officials, but a yet the plan
have not taken definite form, and it la diffi
cult to as certs La Just bow far the movement
has spread or bow strong the organisation
of railway clsrk La.
from Garraro, via Berber a.
The Mullah ia aald to have been killed
by a apear thrust in the stomach inflicted
while he was praying.
INSULAR OFFICER MURDERED
Inspector Shot by Private Darin aa
. Enaoaemeat la tho
MANILA, Dec. 11. Reports received by
the military authorities shew that Inspector
Hendryk. who waa badly wounded on No
vember 15, on the island of Samar, during
an engagement, was shot by on ot hi own
All the member of ths inspector com
mand then fled. ,
MINTO WILL NOT RESIGN
Brother of Governor General of
Caaada Saye There la No
Foundation for Report.
LONDON. Dee. 11. Hon. Arthur Elliott
M. P.. statea that so far aa he I aware
there la no foundation for tha report that
bla brother. Lord Minto. la about to resign
tbe governor gner!h!p ol Caaada.
thing that I do not like or 1 contrary to
' I go along with you that far," aald ths
chairman; "bow much farther would you
go? For Instance, have you a right to boy
cott m if I ahonld deal or assoclat with
such a psrson?"
"No, sir; neither would I commit vio
"That Is right; we draw the line at the
same point," responded the judge.
Wonts Elastic Currency. '
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11. A bill was In
troduced today In the house by Mr. Pug
sley (N. T ) to render the currency more
elastic and responsive to tbe financial and
commercial requirements of the country.
The comptroller of the currency, with the
P. J. Rogan, a miner for the Temple consent of the secretary ot the treasury
Lead and Iron company, waa the last wit- I I authorized to issue circulating notea
ness tor the day. Hla complaint waa that I Under certain prescribed conditions. These
he had been docked for light loading when circulating notes may be Issued to any
national bank to the extent of one-tenth
ot tbe tare value of bonds deposited with
the treasury, and are to be secured by
notea, bonds or bills to double the value
of the issue.
FIGHT ALL TICKET FORGERS
he bed a foot more than the required top
ping of six Inches.
Three Die la Mlao,
WILKESBARRE. Pa.. Dec 11. Three
men lost their lives and, one waa seriously
Injured In tbe Kingston compsny mine at
Edwardsvtlle thla evening. They were
w .tlrln Ii n K. . t ... . I -. I
. " " -.un "-'u Eastern
loaaea cars, me aiope runner desired to
ahlft the car and notified tbe men to atep
aside. They did not heed the warning, a
coupling broke and the car dashed dowa
tne sieep mcnne. piougning into tne men I CHICAGO, Deo. 11. The executive cont
end hurling them against the roof and sides mUtee of mo Western Passenger sssocla-
tary for the purpose of ascertaining
whether an annual appropriation was nec
essary to carry out the eatlmate of the
quartermaster general or whether a con
tinuing amount could not be set aside from
the lump sum given the secretary for per
manent Improvements at posts and gar
risons. Secretary Root informed Mr. Mar
tin that Fort Meade waa among the perma
nent posts and it would not be necessary
for the South Dakota delegation to con
cern themselves at all in a distinctive Item
in tha appropriation bill, but to Bee to It
that the War department waa provided
with money enough to carry on Improve
ments recommended by the army board. He
said It waa the aettled policy of the, de
partment to Improve Fort Meade up to the
Lraalnat Forest Reserves.
Secretary Hitchcock today sent to con
gress the draft of a proposed bill providing
for the aale ot timber on reserves and 'or
the leasing or renting of reserve lands.
The bill authorizes the secretary ot tbe
Interior to aell timber, grass, planta and
seeds on Umber reserves. Including atone,
earth and all other inorganic material, pro
viding such salts shall not interfere with
the mining- lsw now applying. It author
Izea the secretary to rent or leaae at prices
he rosy determine, lands for maintaining
the west-northwest with hall and enow and
blew with terrific force.
It waa atated that Mr. Carnegie bad
fully recovered from his recent Illness and
that he never waa In better health.
Mr. Carnegie ahowed no effects of bis re
cent illness. He said he never felt better
In his lite. He had nothing to say about
his future plans further than that he should
go directly to his newt home.
id Western Lines
blue to Form Detective
CROWE IS IN SOUTH AFRICA
Brother la Chlcaaro Bays that He May
Soon ilve Himself I'p to
CHICAGO, Dee. 11. Steven A. Crowe, a
hotel proprietor in this city, and brother
of Pat Crowe, asserted positively today thst
thelatter la In Johannesburg. South Africa.
He said further that within the next
tew weeks hla brother may surrender him
self to tbe authorities according to an
agreement with Edward Cudahz when the
$25,000 reward for bla arrest waa , with
"Except for the fact," be aald, "that 1
lost my temper recently when approached
by an agent aent by Pat, my brother might
now be In the handa of the authorltlea and
ready to' face the accusationa made against
him when the Cudahy child disappeared
under such sensational circumstances."
GRAIN INJUNCTION QUASHED
Sioux City Firm May Bo Investigated
by tho Wearo Company aad
CHICAGO. Dee. 11. With one Judge, de
livering a dissenting opinion, the appellate
court today reversed tbe Injunction Issued
by Judge Chytraus last August enjoining
tfi Phfrs-n Board of Trade and the WearA
summer resorts, hotels, stores, mills and CommUBlon company from conducting an
other establishment, or for grazing live J lnTeitlgatloll , regar(, t0 the differences
SIOCK. IDC Dill pruviara mil iui;u-yB ue-
rived from the sales and leaaes shall be
of the aiope.
Cholera Wipes oT Mores,
MANILA, Dec. 11. Cholera la apreadlng
among the lake Moro. It ia believol the
epidemic will prove serious.
New Swlaa President.
tlon today voted In favor of a Joint de
tective agency ot all railroads. The meet
ing waa a Joint one between the Western
and Central Passenger associations. Mr.
Donald of tbe latter organization succeeded
lr converting every member -of the West
ern Passenger asaociatlon to bis belief.
He told ths members tbe bureau would
not Interfere with Individual action, but
BERNE, Dec. lL Vice President Deucher I would take charge ot detective agency
was today elected prealdeat of taa Swiss I to watch and run down ticket forger and
confodaraUoM I aiaklnulator throughout tho ooaatry.
made a special fund for the care and pro
tection ot the reserves. Any excess In
funds derived from any reserve over the
cost of protection shall be turned into the
school fund of ths state or territory In
whlcb the reserve msy be situated. Chair
man Lacey of tbe publte landa committee.
It la expected, will Introduce a bill on
line recommended by the aecretary.
Ko Compromise at Falrhary.
Representative-elect Hlnshaw, who haa
been In Washington for the past ten days
familiarising himself with hla dutlei. will
leave for Newcastle, Ind , to-morrow, bla
boyhood home, where be will remain a
iPeek, expecting to arrive in Falrbury De
cember 11. Mr. Hlnshaw feela confident
that he will be able to name the postmas
ter In bis home town. He again reiter
ated bla former statement, that no com-
(CoaUaaed aa Beoead PagaJ
between the McNeil Grain company of Sioux
City, Ia., and the Weare Commission company.
Movements of Ocean Vessels Dec. 11.
Through all the editorial article pub
lished thl morning there run a strong
vein of hope that the United States will
interfere to secure an adjuatment ot the
difficulties, either by arbitration or other
means, and thus avoid hostilities.
Some newspaper even argue that It la
the duty of the United States to coerce
Venezuela Into satisfying foreign olalm.
In connection with the reported seizure
of the Venezuelan customs, the Foreign
office officials say that arrangements for
that atep have not been completed. Befor
any general aelzue could take place, Ger
many, Great Britain and other nation
would have to come to an agreement for a
pro rata division and adjustment of their
respective claims, similar to that arrived at
by the allies in China, except that the
La Guayra custom house may possibly have
been seized as purely military measure.
Though the seizure of the custom house
will take place eventually. It 1 pointed out
that while hostilities are In progress the
customs of the fiscal institution are prac
To Capture President Castro.
The Central News says if I rumored In
the lobby ot the House of Commons this
evening that the allies have landed blue
jackets at -La Guayra for the purpose .of
effecting the capture of President Caatro,
and that fighting ia going on In tbe streeta.
An unconfirmed report to tbe Dally Mall
from Wllemstad, Island of Curacao, dated
December 11, says: "The Venezuelan au
thorities at Puerto Cabello are fortlylhg
"They- have Imprisoned the British and
German consuls, aa well aa ether Britons
and Germans, and taken possession of their
property. The authorities also seized a
British steamer whlcb waa discharging ooal
at Puerto Cabello. '
"The American consul attempted to In
tervene, but waa disregarded."
Bowen Pleases Germany,
BERLIN Dec. 11. The German Foreign
office officials are much pleased at Mr.
Bowen'a energetio action at Caracas re
sulting in the release of moot of the Oer
man Imprisoned there, and by hi effort
to obtain the liberation ot ether.
Fui't advices on the ubject bar been
received from Washington. The direct Ola-
A Vaw r Vnrk AnHuail U'mi. Mn Wit
helm, from Bremen; Bovle, from Liver- ' patchea received from Venezuela by the
nool. eaiiea Moitke. for I'lymouth. ( lipr.
Lours end Hambursr: La LurraJna. for
At Hamburg Arrived Graf Waldersee,
from New York, via Plymouth and Cher.
Vourg. Sailed Abydus. for Ban Franclsuo.
At Uueenstown Balled Cymric, (or New
At Rotterdam Arrived Potsdam, ' from
Kt w York.
At liermu'lu "ailed Petri-, from Marseille-,
etc.. for New York
At Naples Arrived Aller, from New
York and sailed for (ienua.
At Glasgow Arrived Bardtntan, from
New Turk. ,
At WouthumiUon Arrived St. Louis,
from New York.
At UveriHwl Arrived Celtlo, from New
York, via juenatcwn. ,
At Yokohama Arrived Victoria, from
Tnim ami Victoria, H. C for Hlogtb
b-k4i i and iiu g Kong.
Foreign office here say that Venezuela's
naval vessels have not yet been captured
that only its revenue cutter were captured,
but that the seizure of the former Is ex
The morning papers contain many humor- ,
oua references to what they term Presi
dent Castro's magniloquent manifest ca
bled to the representatives of Venezuela in
Parla and made public last night.
The Vorwaerts, whlcb never loses aa op
portunity to assail whst' It considers to be
political shams." says U thinks the
formidable ultimatums of tha tw pewara
and the naval demonstration are govern
mental bluster, a fine piece of preteaaloa
aad, UtcruaUenai nuaaenae, figy-mil. haw-
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