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The Omaha Daily Bee.
3 PART I. I
PAGES I TO 8.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMHER 14, 1903 SIXTEEN PAGES.
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WELCOME TO PANAMA
President Roosevelt Formally Secerns
Bunau-Varilla, Offlo al Edtoj.
TELLS WHY REPUBLIC WAS DECLARED
Due to Outburst af Indignant Grief at
Action of Colombia.
CANAL AT ISTHMUS IS NOW A REALITY
Hew Minister Baya that Hii Country Wants
CHIEF EXECUTIVE EXPRESSES PLEASURE
Welcomes Newest of Republics Into
C ircle of Nations and Hopes with
United States it Mar Fulfill
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13.-Prpsl.lent
Roosevelt today forma:iy received M. Phil
ippe Bunau-Varllla, the duly accredited
envoy extraordinary and minister plenipo
tentiary of the Republic of Panama to the
United State. The reception of the minis
ter marked the birth of the new Republic
of Panama Into the family of nations and
paves the way for negotiations between the
United States and the Infant republic, pre
cisely as they may be conducted between
any two foreign nations.
The ceremony lncldont to the reception
of Minister Bunau-Varllla and the presenta
tion of his credentials occurred In the Blue
room of the White House at 9.30 o'clock
this morning;. At a few minutes before that
hour Minister Bunau-Varllla, accompanied
by Secretary of State Hay, In the letter's
state carriage, arrived at the White House.
The secretary's carriage was followed by
landau, the only occupant of which was
Minister Bunau-Varllla's, young son. Sec
retary Hay and the new minister, both at
tired In conventional morning dress, en
tercd the White House, accompanied by the
minister's son, and were shown Into the
Blue room. They were joined almost imme
diately by the president and Secretary
Becretary Hay formally presented M.
Bunau-Varllla to President Roosevelt as
the accredited minister of the Republic of
Panama. Minister Bunau-Varllla In turn
presented his credentials and delivered an
address, to whloh the president feelingly
responded. The exchange of addresses was
Impressive by reason of the circumstances
and the addresses themselves are regarded
as felicitous and patriotic. Minister Bunau
Varllla spoke as follows:
Minister is Complimentary.
Mr. President: In according to the mln-
later plenipotentiary of the Republic of
Panama the honor of presenting to you his
letters or creaente you admit into, the
family of nations the weakest and last
born of the riDUbilcs of the new world.
It owes Us existence to the outburst of
indignant grief which stirred the hearts of
the cltlsens of the Isthmus on beholding
the despotic nation which sought to forbid
their country from fulfilling the destinies
vouchsafed to It py providence, in con
secrating Its right to exist. Mr. President,
you put an end to what appeared to be the
interminable controversy as to the rival
water ways and you definitely Inaugurate
the era of the achievement of the Panama
From this time forth the determination
of the future of the canal depends on t .
elements alone, now brought face to face,
singularly unlike as regards their authority
ana power, but wholly equal to their com
mon but ardent desire to see at least the
accomplishment of the heroic enterprise for
i rclng the mountain barrier of the Andes.
The way from Kurope toAsla, following
the pathway of the sun, la now to be real
ised. The early attempts to find such a way
unexpectedlyNresulted In the greatest of all
blHtorlo achievements since the discovery
of America. Centuries have since rolled by
but the pathway sought has hitherto re
sulted in the realrti of dreams. Today Mr.
President, In response to your summons it
beoumes a reality.
In response President Roonevelt said:
Mr. Minister: I am much gratified to re
ceive the letters whereby you are ac
credited .to the government of the United
States in the capacity of envoy extraordi
nary ttnd minister plenipotentiary from the
Republic of Panama.
In accordance with the long-established
rule,, this government has taken cognisance
of the act of the ancient territory of Pan
ama In reasserting the right of self-control
and seeing in the recent events on the
isthmus an unopposed expression of the
will of the people of Panama and the con
firmation of their oeclarea maependenee by
the Institution of a d facto government,
republican lit form and spirit and capable
and resolved to discharge the obligations
pertaining to sovereignty, we nave entered
Into relations with the new republic. It is
fitting that we should do so now as we did
nearly a century ago, when the Latin peo
ple of America proclaimed the right of
popular government, and It Is equally fit
ting that the United Btatea should be the
first to stretch out the hand of fellowship
nd to observe toward the new born state
the rules of equal Intercourse that regulate
the relations of sovereignties toward one
I feel that I express the wish of my coun
trymen lu assuring you and through you
tie puople of the Republic of Panama of
our earnest hope and desire that stability
and prosperity shall attend the new state
Mtid further thut in harmony with the
T lilted Btatea it may be the provident In
strument of untold benefit to the civilised
world throush the operation of a highway
of universal commerce across its excep
tionally favored territory.
For yourself, minister, I wish success in
the discharge of the Important mission to
which you have been called.
After a brief chat and the exchange of
personal felicitations. Secretary Hay and
Minister Bunau-Varllla withdrew. The lat
ter, accompanied by his son, drove directly
to the hotel, while Becretary Hay returned
to the State department.
Commissioners Arrive Tuesday.
The State department has learned that
Messrs. Boyd, Amador and Arosamena, the
commissioners appointed by the Panama
government to usslat Minister Bunau
Varllla in the negotiation of a canal treaty
with the United States, will arrive In New
Yoik next Tuesday and in Washington the
following day. The treat negotiations are
expected to begin formally at the moment
of their arrival here.
It la said that the Panama government
favors the making of perpetual lease with
the United States to cover a canal strip
ten miles wide across the Isthmus. It Is
urged that this plsn Is more politic than
the original proposition to give the United
States a fee simple title to the land, a pro
ceeding which would go far toward con
firming the auspicious of some of the South
American and Central American countries
respecting the territorial designs on the
part of the United States.
Today's reports from the Isthmus, though
unofficial but from reliable sources, is
to the effect that everything is quiet there
and there la no Indication of hostlltles with
Colombia. It Is expected that a call will
be Ueued next week for a constitutional
convention and that within thirty days the
new government will be permanently estab
lished under a constitution patterned
closely after that of Cuba. When this is
one the president will accredit a minister
to Panama, but meanwhile any work of a
diplomatic character will be entrusted to
Mr. Gudger, the consul general to Panama,
(Continued, en Eeoend Paga
DECIDES SHE WAS INSANE
London Coroner's Jury Explains
Strange Death of Sophia
LONDON, Nov. 13. The verdict of the
coroner's Jury In the case of Sophia Frances
Hickman, the woman doctor, whose body
was found In an unfrequented part of Rich
mond park two months after she had
departed from the Roysl Free hospital,
with which she had been connected, was
"Suicide by morphia, while temporarily In
sane." The two Crotlans named Taparae and
Kebear, who were arrpstef, on the Amer
ican line steamer Philadelphia on Its ar
rival October 21, charged with the murder
of S. T. Ferguson, a railroad contractor,
at West Mlddletown, Pa., were again re
manded for a week at Bow street police
court today. The American detectives with
the" extradition papers only reached the
cotirt after the remand was frrnnted and
were too late to proceed with the case
The lord chief Justice today ordered the
removal of the Whltake.r Wright care from
the Old Bailey to the high court of Justice,
so that, owing to Its complicated character,
It may be heard.
RUSSIA WINKS AND WALKS IN
Masses Troops In China, Killing; Im
perial Soldiers on Pretense
of Fearing; Robbery.
TIEN TSIN, Nov. 13. It is reported here
that Russlnn troops marching toward
Bhan Hal Kwan encountered a force of
Imperial Chinese troops and that fighting
ensued, the Russians, It Is asserted, pre
tending that the Imperial force was a band
of Chinese robbers.
Altogether over 10,000 Imperial troops have
crossed the frontier Into Manchuria.
SEATTLE. Wash., Nov. 13. A letter re
ceived here from Shanghai states that Rus
sia Is constantly changing the names of Its
warships to create confusion and uncer
tainty concerning the movements of the
ships. The same letter adds that both Rus
sia and Japan are actively pushing prepa
rations for war.
CONSERVATIVES THE LEAD
Preliminary Skirmish In Election to
Prussian Diet Shows Loss
BERLIN, Nov. IS. The returns of 230 dis
trl show that the elections yesterday
of i.,e electors who are to choose deputies
to the lower house of the Prussian diet re
sulted as follows: Conservatives, 103; free
conservatives, 33; clericals, 78; national con
servatives, 60; Rlchter radicals, 20; Barth
radicals, 6; Poles, 7; independents, 6; Danes,
2. The socialists have not secured an
elector, but they hold the balance of power
at Breslau, where they will compel the
conservatives, or liberals, to elect one so
cialist In return for socialist votes. The
Barth radicals apparently lost Dantxlc, one
of that party's ' strongholds, to the con
servative and clerical alliance.
LORD, ROBERTS IS NOT WELL
Pneumonia Contracted sit Recent
Ceremonies for South African
Fever Victim Holds Htm.
LONDON, Nov. 13. Lady Roberts this
morning said that the condition of Lord
Roberts, the commander-in-chief, was quite
satisfactory; that there were no complica
tions and that he was making favorable
progress toward recovery.
Lord Roberts is suffering from pneu
monia, contracted at the unveiling at
Windsor of the memorial to Prince Chris
tian Victor of Bchleswig-Holsteln, grandsorl
of the late Queen Victoria; who died from
fever in South Africa In October, 1900.
GERMANY HASTENS TO DENY
Says There is No Truth in Report that
Squadron Goes to San
BERLIN, Nov. IS. The German Foreign
office caljs the attention of the Associated
Press to the statement printed in London
and Paris that the German West Atlantic
cruiser squadron has been ordered to con
centrate at San Domingo. This is Incor
rect. Only two cruisers. Gazelle and Falke,
have gone there, and they will be with
drawn as soon as German subjects and
property are out of danger. No political
significance attaches to the movement of
these war ships.
RUSSIA GOT A GOLD BRICK
Admits That Value of Asiatic Ports
Are Not Equal to the
LONDON, Nov. 13. A correspondent of
the Times at Bt. Petersburg says it Is ad
mitted that the policy which led to the
occupation of Port Arthur and Manchuria
was not worth the expenditure of money
and bloodshed It had entailed and that
the attempt to secure an ice free port In
the Pacific has so fur proved a failure.
The construction of a huge break water
at Dalny, as a protection against high seas
only resulted In making the harbor Ice
bound In winter, the lack of this protection
having evidently prevented the accumula
tion of ice.
TURK SAYS NOT TO WORRY
Scuds Word to Ambassadors that He
lias AaraJa Taken Pen in
Hand to Say, Etc.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Nov. It Tewflk
Pasha, the foreign minister, called on the
Austrian and American ambassadors yes
terday and notified them that the porte'a
reply, on the latest note on reforms In
Macedonia would be speedily presented and
that It would be satisfactory. This is In
accordance with the views of the grand
vlxler, who opposed the previous rejection
of the reform scheme and consequently was
threatened with the deprivation of his of
fice. His position now Is secure.
HUBBARD EXPEDITION IS LOST
Latest Developments Seem to Conurm
Fcer that it Perished In
BT. JOHNS. N. F.. Nov. 13 -The mall
teamer which has Just arrived here from
Labrador brings no news of the exiedltlon
to explore the Interior of Labrador, headed
by Leonard Hubbard, Jr., of New 'York,
assistant editor of Outing. It la believed
the party perished. A tribe of Montagnals
Indians trapping In the Interior recently
visited the coast and say they saw nothing
of the Hubbard expedition, although h
lrcllana want ISA miles Inland,
MARES CHANGE IN MESSAGE
Revolution in Panama Causae President to
Revise Annul Communication.
THINKS COLOMBIA DEMANDED TOO MUCH
Says that Canal Most Be Bnllt and
Does Kot Favor Mcaragoa
Route, as Isthmian Line
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13,-For
weeks President Roosevelt har
preparation his annual mess
congress to be presented at ' 4 of
the regular session on th " Nmday
of December. That part .0 y.ssage In
whlnh the president ily S)'.Sf''e negotia
tions between the I'm. '. tes and the
government of Colombia -r nn Isthmian
canul treaty. It is stated, was completed
about two weeks ago. Events which have
occurred on the Isthmus and In this coun
try since that time have made it necessary
for the president to completely rewrite that
part of the message touching the canal
negotiations. In the opening sentence of
his discussion of the negotiations with
Colombia the president said:
I regret to report that contrary to all
expectations, the government of Colombia
refused to ratify the treaty for building a
canal across the Isthmus of Panama.
Then, after stating that the treaty had
been negotiated at the earnest request of
the government of Colombia and subse
quently was disapproved by the Colombian
Senate, the president said that the powers
exercised by the United States under the
treaty of 1846 were so large in the protec
tion of transit across the isthmus that It
some times had been questioned whether
It was necessary now to obtain a treaty
for the purpose of building a canaL Con
tinuing, he wrote:
High authorities on International law hold
that the canal can be dug as an Incident
to exercising the power to prevent the ob
struction of traffic across the Isthmus.
Would Treat Colombia, Fairly.
Nevertheless, in accordance with our set
tled policy of behaving with scrupulous
fairness and generosity towards our sister
republics of the south, taking no position,
even by Implication, that can be treated
as unfriendly unless literally forced thereto
we have endeavored to provide for the
building of the canal by treaty. In this
treaty we went as far as it is possible for
us to go In the direction of making conces
sions to the United States of Colombia.
No further concessions can or Bhould be
made by this government.
The president then stated that the cir
cumstances of the canal case were pe
culiar. The canal, he said, must be dug.
It-was demanded by . the Interests of this
nation and by those of the civilized world.
The United States had solemnly pledged Its
word that It should be free to the com
merce of the world, reserving to itself
merely the right to see that it should never
1 h. iiba in Its mill t u i-v fHNarivnnta.fire. Ma
A private company which In the past un
dertook to build the canal has failed. The
events of the last few years warrant us In
now saying not only that tne canal snail
not be constructed by any foreign govern
ment, but that it Is not to be constructed
bv anv nrlvate company. It must, there
fore, be dug by the government ot the
. Canal Must He Built.
Referring further along to the territory
bisected by the canal, the president wrote:
Oa the one hand the United States de
sires to safeguard with scrupulous care the
interest and the honor or sucn country or
countries. On the other hand, In my Judg
ment, it is lime to declare that tne Begin
ning of the canal cannot be much longer
delayed. This nation does not desire to
be unreasonable or Impatient, but It cannot
and will not permit any body or men per
manently to obstruct one of the great world
highways of traffic, and refusal to permit
the building or the canal amounts to sucu
obstruction. Of course, to Insist upon un
reasonable terms la equivalent to a re
fusal. Adverting to that phrase of the Spooner
law, which says that the president shall
have reasonable time to determine as be
tween the Panama and Nlcaraguan routes,
the president wrote:
Reasonable time in the case of such an
enterprise as this, an enterpr.e which has
Deen thought or lor nearly lour centuries,
which has been planned In detail and
worked for half a century, and when com
pleted will endure for ages and will change
the geography of a hemisphere and the
trade routes of the world, must, of course,
mean whatever time is necessary to con
Vlnce ourselves that the course we are fol
lowing Is wise and nroner.
It Bee-ms evident that In a matter such ns
this we should finally decide which is the
best route, and. If the advantages of this
route over any other possible route are
sufficiently marked, we should then give
notice that we can no longer submit to
trifling or insincere dealing on the part of
those whom the accident of position has
placed In temporary control of the ground
through which the route must pass: that
If they will come to an agreement with us
In straigntrorwara iasnion we snau in re
turn act not only with Justice, but with
generosity, and that If they fall to come
to sucn agreement wiin us we mum rorin
with take the matter Into our own hands.
MINISTER TO VISIT COREA
Gees to Insist I'poa Opening- ot Port
Opposed by Fngand and
WASHINGTON, Nov. IS. It Is learned
here that the United States government Is
seeking to have the port of W1JI, Corea,
opened, while Great Britain and Japan
have combined In favor of opening the port
of Yongampho. The government has made
considerable progress in the matter and It
ia stated now that United States MlnlBter
Allen, who has been stopping at Tokohama,
Ib about to proceed from that port to Che
mulpo, Corea, on an American warship in
pursuit of this mission. The purpose is to
honor the Coreane by the presence of an
American vessel of modern type, and it Is
stated that there ia no intention to use
pressure of any kind. The original request
to Corea was made by the United Blates
charge and now Mr. Allen Is going to rein
W1J1 Ilea directly opposite the port of
Antung, which is to be opened to trade
by China under 'the new treaty with the
United States, and is an Important point on
the great road running from Peking to the
Corean capital. United Statea naval of
ficers have recently inspected the place
and pronounced In its favor against Yong
ampho, and It also pointed out that the
possession of a considerable concession at
Yongampho by Russians might involve In
ternational complications In the present
ment of a claim for an open port there.
TO GET M0NEY0F REFUGEES
Cnlted States Court Appoints Re
reiver for Property of Greene
SAVANNAH. Nov. IS The United States
court today appointed Albert Wylle re
ceiver for Benjamin D. Greene and John
F. Gaynor, the purpose being to secure
control of the property of Green and
Gaynor In Savannah to Insure the collec
tion of the amount of their forfeited bonds.
Greene and Gaynor both own large
amounts of valuable stocks In Savannah
and these have keen attached.
PLENTY FOR DAKOTA SCHOOLS
Endowment Fund as 'Well as I.eaae
Fund Is Swelling
PIERRE. S. D., Nov. 13. (SpeclaJ.)
W'hlle the lease fund for the benefit ot the
public schools of the state has shown an
Increase of 1100,000 from 1S97 to 1903, the en
dowment fund for the different state in
stitutions has also shown a deeded Increase
In lease money. In 1W the total endow
ment fund secured from leases was $1,318.!W,
Mle for 1903 the amount received from this
. ce was $33,JM.l7, the increase being at
ofapld ratio for 1S97. $l,318.9ti; 1!, $3,3u7.:U;
SW, S5.613.69; 1900, $184.108.40.206; 1911. $2,,CM5.5:;
1902, $29,140.67; V03, 33,;94.17. The lands from
which the Institutions diaw their funds are
not, hs the public lands, located all over
the state, but were selected in the coun
ties In which there was the lightest set
tlement at the time of statehood or where
reservations were opened and selections
coufci be made, practically all such lands
being located In the northern and western
part of the state, there being but scattered
tracts In the southern and eastern portion.
The lease funds received for the last fiscal
year by counties show the locations:
..$ '41.60, Jerauld S 15174
.. 1,139.60 Kingsbury ... 67 60
.. 192.40 Mrl'herson .. 4.6U.M
., 829.49; Marshall .
. . 21K.9ti: Meade ....
.. K23.42I Pennington
., S.uiili.SM I Potter ....
.. .'.ISd.tSo Sanborn .
.. 1,264.61 Sully
23.44 Total .
... 1,29s. 80
... 2.8! 9.67
Superintendent Nash Is taking up the
matter of school district ofilcer meetings
and has suggested to county superintend
ents the following topics us good ones to
select from at their meetings: School
houses and tppltances, ventilation of
rooms, decoration of schoolhouses and
grounds, relations of teachers to boards.
relation of boards to county superintend
ents, how to Induce the larger pupils to
remain In school, how may patrons assist
in management of schools, reports of dis
trict officers, teachers' reports and wages,
how to Improve the country school, trans
portation and its problems, regular and
special board meetings, tuition of eighth
grade graduates, formation of township
districts, salary of school district officers,
purchase of apparatus. Institutes penalty
of nonattendance, moral Instruction In
schools, libraries, high schools and com
TWO TUTORS, BUT NO PUPILS
School Board in Gregory Coonty Pays
for Ping Pong and Fancy
YANKTON, S. D., Nov. 13. (Special.)
The school In district No. 8 of Gregory
county. South Dakota, is In a most peculiar
condition, having two teachers ond no
scholars. During the summer the district
board employed Mrs. Worcester of Fairfax
and later made a contract with Miss Dolly
Pierce of Bonesteel. When time came for
the opening of the school both women pre
sented themselves, contracts in hand, and
each claimed the right to teach the school.
Neither, would surrender what she con
sidered her rights In the case, and In con
sequence both are occupying the school
house from t until 4 each day, while the
children are enjoying an enforced vacation.
So long as no pupils are In attendance the
two teachers, who bear each other no 111
will, kill the time by doing fancy work
and playing ping pong. Meanwhile the
school board Is sadly puzzled to find means
to satisfy both parties.
DAKOTA HAS A BAD SPELL
So Bad, in Fact, that Farmers Offer
Reward for Arrest of the
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Nov. IS. (Special.)
The members of the town board of Elkton
township, Brookings county, have offered
a liberal reward for the apprehension of a
forger who recently mailed to property
owners in the township postal cards bear
ing the following unique notice:
Dear Sir: You got to iarow that road
more and make him smoti. or teams nnd
men will do It at your cost. Toil make him
smoth as you found him rlgi. away. I
see him last night he Is to rougt.- we take
no yob like that in this town board.
It Is presumed the members of the board
wish the forger punished more for his
ascribing to them such a poor example of
the English language and of spelling as are
set forth on the cards than for his attempt
to assume authority which no one but the
members of the board possess.
After Cattle Rustlers. .
SIOUX FALLS, 8. D., Nov. 13. (Special.)
Reports received here Indicate that the
cattlemen In the western part of Fall River
county, west of the Pine Ridge Indian
reservation, have been greatly angered by
the depredations of cattle rustlers," who
have recently become very bold In that
section. Cattle are disappearing from the
range in a mysterious fashion and parties
on the range are suspected of slaughtering
them and selling the beef at Hot Springs,
Rldgemont and other towna in the south
western part of the state. Borne of the
stolen beef has been taken as far as New
castle, Wyo., and sold there. No efforts
will be spared to secure their conviction
and Imprisonment In the Sioux Falls peni
tentiary. Ask Blakey'a Appointment.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Nov. 13. (Special.)
The cattlemen and other residents of the
south central portion of the state have
liberally signed a petition to United States
Marshal Kennedy of this city, asking for
the appointment by that official of E. W.
Blakey of Bonesteel to the position of
deputy United States marshal for Gregory
county and adjaaent territory. Mr. Blakey
is at present a brand Inspector for tlie
various stock associations, with head
quarters at Bonesteel. He recently aided
in the capture of two of the most desperate
cattle "rustlers" in the state.
Beys Burn Acres of Timber.
SIOUX FALLS, 8. D., Nov. IS. (Special.)
Because they had a grudge against John
MUlspaugh, a well known resident of Greg
ory county, some boys started a fire on bla
farm and destroyed five acres of timber
and the grass on about forty acres of his
land. By the hardest of work the Are was
prevented from destroying the buildings on
the farm. MUlspaugh has not been living
on the place recently, and the same boys
have repeatedly shot out the window lights
of his house. The boys will be made to
suffer for their latest escapade.
Dakota Democrats Called.
HURON. 8. D.. Nov. 13.-(Speciai.-H on.
E. J. Johnson, chairman of the state demo
cratic central committee, has Issued a cal'
for a meeting of the committee In this el'.,
on November IT, for the consideration ot
matters pertaining to the interests of the
democratic parjr In this slat.
NO AGREEMENT OYER JUDGE
Iowa Delegation Unable ta Get Tegether on
Successor to Shiraa.
ASK FOR A POSITION FOR A NEBRASKAN
Supervising; Architect of the Treasury
Announces Dead wood Building;
Will Be Constructed of
Black Illlls Stone.
fFrom a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13. (Special Tele
gram.) A portion of the Iowa delegation,
comprising Senators Allison Hnd Dolllver
and Representatives Thomas, Connor,
Cousins, Haugen and Blnlsall, had a con
ference today lasting two hours, with a
view of agreeing upon a candidate to be
appointed United States district Judge of
the northern district of Iowa, vice Judge
Shlras, retired. The conference was fruit
less of result and after the names of the
candidates had been presented It was de
cided to adjourn the caucus until next
Thursday, when an effort will be made to
reach a conclusion. It looks tonight as
If Craig Wright of Bioux City would be
Ask Place for Nebraska Mm,
The republican members of the Nebraska
delegation today presented the name of
Crawford Kennedy of Lincoln to Door
keeper Lyon of the house for a position on
his roll. Congressman Burkett made the
presentation, which was done largely upon
the recommendation of Chairman Llnd iy,
who rtatca that Kennedy has been a valu
able assistant In the state republican head
quarters for several campaigns. Mr. Burk
ett was Informed by Mr. Lyon that the
organization of the house was nearly com
plete, but thut he would see what oould
Use Black Illlls Stone.
Congressman Martin of South Dakota.
after an Interview with Supervising Archi
tect Taylor, stated today that the new
public building at Deadwood would be con
structed of Black Hills stone, probably
white sandstone. He said there was avail
able, $170,000 after the purchase of the site;
that the plans were well under way, and
that the building would be put on the
market early In January.
Congressman Hlnshaw has recommended
the appointment of H. O. Day for post
master at Rockford, Gage county, vice
Font h District Fares Well.
Mr. Hlnshaw haB been Informed by the
fourth assistant postmaster general that
the Fourth congressional district of Ne
braska has had more rural tree delivery
routes established during the post summer
than any other district In the United
States; that he has now nearly 190 routes
In operation, ninety of which were put in
since Mr. Hlnshaw was olected to con
gress. Routine of Departments.
Rural free delivery carriers appointed to
day: Nebraska Hebron, regular, Herbert
I' Brown; substitute, Jesse Brown. WIs
ner, regular, Chris A. Peterson; substitute,
Andy R. Peterson. Iowa Boone, regular,
Mark Aahiaore; substitute, Frank Cart
wright. Holsitln, regular, L. Bleaadell;
substitute, Miirlon Homer. Klron, regular,
Albert Youngberg; ' eubs'itute, George
Youngberg. Mystlo, regular, Arda W.
Scott; substitute, Harry Scott. Osceloa,
regular, 3rit E. Collier; substitute, Annie
E. Collier. Osslan, regular, Otta Anderson;
substitute, Carl Nobs.
The application of C. C. King, F. D.
Wicks, V. S. Barker, J. H. Resner, D. W.
Chamberlain and Andreas Resner to or
ganize the First National Bank of Scot
land, South Dakota, with $25,000 capital, has
been approved by the comptroller of the
Chances in Postal Regulations.
One of the reforms in postofflces that
will be advocated by the Postofflce de
partment Is authority by which all clerks
below the designation of foreman shall be
classed In the future simply as clerks.
This will abolish the titles of stampers,
mailing clerks and a variety of other subor
dinate places whose duties are clerical and
It will enable transfera to be made with
out Involving the cnarge of employes be
ing assigned to duties other than those to
which they are technically designated.
Timber Fraud Convictions.
The Department of Justice has forwarded
to the Interior department the following
telegram, received today from the United
States district attorney for the northern
district of California:
Engle and three other defendants con
victed of subornation of perjury In taking
up timber lands In northern canrornia.
Thin Is the llrst conviction of this kind
In this district for many years and should
have a wholesome effect in correcting the
timber land frauds oi mis cnaracier.
Land Leaslaar Bill.
The land leasing proposition made its ap
pearance In congress today, when Repre
aentatlve Lacey introduced a bill which
primarily gives to homesteaders and set'
tiers in the arid and seml-arld regions the
right to improve and protect the grass upon
the public domain In the vicinity of their
lands so as to prevent further deterioration
and monopolization of the range by the
owners of large herds of live stock. Such
parts of the arid and seml-arld region aa
are not necessary for irrigating purposes
may, under the Lacey bill, be leased for
stock grazing purposes subject to the right
of homestead and other entry at all times.
The leases are" to be regulated by the Bec
retary ot the Interior, to run for five years,
with the right of renewal, each lease to
be limited to 8,200 acres to each person.
The leases are nontransferable and are to
be granted only to actual settlors. Cor
porations are denied the light to make
leases. The lands subject to lease are to be
classified and shall be rented at rates vary
ing from 1 to cents an acre per annum.
Persons leasing lands under the above pro
visions will be trmltted to fence those
lands at their own expense.
Colonel Joseph J. Lani. tr. consul at Sol
Ingen, Germany, arrived from Nebraska to
day. He will have an interview with the
State department officials tomorrow and
will leave for New York either Monday or
Tuesday. lie will sail for his post Novem
C. D. Marr of Fremont, Neb., haa been
In attendance upon the convention of
Founders which has been In session In
this city this week.
HE IS UNAVOIDABLY DETAINED
President Msrroauln Has Best of
Reasons for Delaylna- De.
parture from Bogota.
NEW YORK, Nov. 13. It Is known here,
says a Bogota dispatch to the Herald,
Preetdent Marroquln la trying to leave
. Colombia. There la great excite
ment and the American legation, which Is
surrounded. U jirotected by Columbian
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Forecast for Nebrnkn Fair Saturday;
Rain and Warmer Sunday.
1 Panama Is Formally Recognised.
President Changes Ills Messnuc.
Iowa Deles; im Ion 1 nable to Aaree.
f'hlcasrn Cars Protected ly Police.
9 Committee Approves Cnnan Treaty
Colorado Miners Gnln Concession,
News from Intra Towns.
S Governor Tells of the Killing;.
News from Nebraska Towns.
Russian Peace Party In Favor,
4 F.ver Rcen on a Rnnnway Tralnt
Reasons Why Men Desert Army.
B Tnlks nf Wine Drinking; Women.
Railroad Rates Based on Cost,
fl Conncll Blnffs nnd Iowa News.
T Apportion Money to Southerners,
Woman In Clnh nnd Charity.
At the Play Houses.
8 Yale and Princeton AH Bendy.
Financial Review of the W eek.
Father of Greeter New York Killed
O Methodists Sign Contract to Build.
Light on Commandant Cole's Case.
First Snow of Season Falls.
10 Waterworks Appraisers Take Rest.
Third Holdup Suspect Arrested.
11 Dunn's Side of Gambling; Case.
13 Why the West is Prosperous.
15 Financial and Commercial.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
Honr. )ff, Hour. Dec.
B a. ni :ui l p. m 4:1
. m 3d it p. m 4ft
T au ru :i(l a p. in 47
K sw in tt4 4 p. m 4M
O n. in uo n p. m 4U
10 a. m JIT Up. m 44
11 a. in H 7 p. m 4
12 m 41 H p. m 41
P. in...... 41
ANSWERS BRITISH COMPLAINT
Heir and Trustees of Strntton Ustate
Make Defense lu Salt Over
DENVER, Nov. 13. Answer was filed to
day In the United States circuit court by
Tyson 8. Dines, Carl 8. Chamberlain and
D. H. Rice aa executors, D. H. Rice, Tyson
S. Dluoa and Moses llallett aa trustees
and I. Harry Slratton as sole heir of the
W. 8. Stratton estate to the suit of Stiat
ton's Independence . Limited company of
London for $6,000,000 damuge for alleged
fraudulent misrepresentations aa to the
value of the Independence mine In Cripple
Creek In connection with the sale to Brit
ish Investors. General denial Is made of
the allegations of salting or other fraudu
lent acta on the part of Stratton or h,s
agents and the further defense Is made
that "In making over the shares of the
company to Mr. Stratton the plaintiff com
pany parted with nothing of value except
as such shares had value by reason of the
ownership by said company of the property
It la further set up that plaintiffs had
full opportunity to examine the mine, the
mill, the premises, the books showing
smelting returns and all things pertaining
to the property and that they did In tact
so examine them.
. It la asserted that the property was not
conveyed to the plaintiff for any aum
whatever, but that there was simply the
formation of a company to tomply with
the law and, to avoid putting up any actual
money at all. It Is shown that Stratton
entered into the plan, as did the other in
corporators whose Interests were merely
nominal, to have something to put on the
market and that Stratton owned and for
a long time held the stock of the company,
so that If anybody was defrauded It was
he, as it was upon the value of the prop
erty that the advantageous sale of the
As a final ground of defense the defense
set up that the cause of action, "accrued.
If It ever accrued at all, during the lifetime
of WInfleld Scott Stratton and against the
said Stratton, and the same did not survive
his death and did not, and does not, con
stitute any basis for a claim agulnst the
executors of his estate."
The bulky document of twenty-nine type
written pages closed with a petition to the
court for discharge from the suit and Judg
ment for the full costs of the same.
TO INVESTIGATE JURY FIXING
Missouri Grand Jury Probes Rumors
la Connection with Trial
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Nov. IS. The
Colo county grand Jury today began an In
vestigation Into published rumors that the
Jury in the bribery case of Senator Farrls,
which failed to agree on a verdict last
Saturday , in the circuit court, had been
"fixed" so that a verdict would not be
agreed upon. Foreman John N. Ross, and
Jurors Everett Ward and Benjandn Pren
ger were called before the grand Jury to
appear tomorrow. Henry Andrea and J.
W. Heskett, who were on the panel from
which the Jury was selected, were wit
nesses today. Attorney General Crow said
he intends to probe the rumors to the
bottom and If any corruption Is shown
prompt action will be taken toward pun
ishment. The grand Jury must adjourn tomorrow
night and if the investigation Is to con
tinue a new grand Jury must be secured.
E. B. Baldwin, the arctic explorer, who
came to testify regarding his knowledge of
alleged alum legislation bribery, was a
witness this afternoon.
REPAIR SHIPJUS PRISONERS
Arrives from Cruise In Aslatle Station
with Seameu Who Were
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 13.-The United
States naval repair ship Iris arrived today
from the orient, having been on the Asiatic
station since 1898.
Besides the crew Iris has on board about
a dozen military prisoners and three sea
men that were picked up at Guam. The
sailors claimed they were marooned by a
whaler and they are to he sent home as
seamen In distress. Iris Is on Its way to
the navy yard at Vallejo for an overhaul,
TO CONSOLIDATE SCHOOLS
Presbyterian Syaed of Alabama, Ap
points Committee to Confer with
Other Southern Synods.
UNION SPRINGS. Ala., Nov. lS.-The
Preahytcrian synod of Alabama today
named a committee of three to attend a
conference of representatives from other
southern state synods to be held In Atlanta,
December 8, to consider the question of
consolidating the Columbia Theological
seminary at Columbia, 8. C, and the
Southwestern- Presbyterian university at
CUrksvlUe, Tenn., Into a university to te
located at Atlanta.
MORE MEN OS STRIKE
Firemen Employed by Chicago 8treet Bail-
way Company Refuse to Work.
REFUSAL TO ARBITRATE IS THE CAUSE
Men Bay Company Won'd Not Let Them
Settle Other Troublo.
TWENTY-FIVE CARS RUN ON ONE LINE
Officers of Comoany 8ay They Will Bun
STATE BOARD OF ARBITRATION MEETS
Conference Held with Attorney nf
Corporation W Ithout Result, hnf
Another Meeting- is to Be
CHICAGO, Nov. 13.-Twenty.five cars
run on the Wentworth- avenue line with
out damage to tho cars or injury to the
nonunion employes operating them, was
what the Chicago City Railway company
was able to accomplish today with the ns.
slstance of the police department. Tho
can were run nt throe different times,
five leaving the Seventy-seventh street
barns at 6:41 n. m., ten leaving at 10:40 and
ten at 3:40. In tho first two runs the .round
trip was made In nbout three hours. In
the third In nbout one nnd one-half hours,
tho usual time. During the entire trip, a
distance of over eight miles, only one mis
sile v.as thrown.
WhiU, there was no active Interference
with tlm handling of the cars, such as
attended the attempts to run cars yes
terday, the crowds that lined the streets
Jeered and hooted the police and non
union men almost without Intermission.
But two stones were hurled at the cars
dining the day, ono being thrown by a
woman who made her escape in the crowd
before the police could reach her and the
other being hurled lrom the new postofflce
building now being built. Neither stone
did damage worth mentioning.
At nightfall the officials of the company
were Inclined to v'ew the day's ork as
being successful and on the vm.le satis
factory. They announced that cars would
be run tomorrow on the Wentworth avenue
line at the same hours as today and that
attempts would be made to operate other
lines, which were howver, not rpeclfled.
Firemen Quit Work.
Shortly niter this iVtlslon was announced
the Bitot tlon was complicated for the com
pany by a sudden ttrlke of the firemen
employed In all six power houses owned
by the con. pen y. Tho firemen's union made
an agreement two days ago with tho
company which was io last for a year.
There was a clause in the contract which
gave the firemen the discretion to go on
a sympathetic strike It the company de
clined to arbitrate with the employes now
on strike. The company explained Its at-
titude on arbitration and said it had al-"
ways been willing to arbitrate the ques
tion of wages. The firemen then signed the
contract, which was tepudlated this even
ing. The officials of the firmen's union de
clared that they had ordored the strike
because the company had declined their
offer to mediate betw.een the company and
the employes now on strike.
When the news of the strike came to
Manager McCulloch he was indignant. "An
agreement with a Chicago union," he de
clared, "la worth nothing. Our contract
calling for one year's work Is just two days
old and Is broken, we will go right along
however and this strike will not cripple
The calling out of the firemen calls out
oilers, water tendtrs, coal passers, ash
handlers and coal supply men, 200 In all.
Teamsters May Take Hand.
The real danger In this last strike lies)
In the attitude of the teamsters. They may
decline to deliver coal to the company If
non-union llremen are employed and the
compahy has but three days supply on
hand. On this point General Munugcr Mc
Culloch was undisturbed.
"We will get all the coal wo need," lie
declared, "and we will run right along.
We have shown today that we cun operate
the cars If we are given proper police
protection. As long os we are given that
we will be able to conduct our business as
During the afternoon no effort was made
to bring about a peaceful adjustment of the
strike. The members of the state board ot
arbitration called upon Manager McCul
loch and upon the latter's suggestion went
Into conference with S. R. Bliss, counsel
for the company with the hope of arrang
ing a settlement, or at least a confer
ence between the strikers and the officials
of the rotid. Nothing definite was accom
plished at the conference, but another
meeting has been arranged for tomorrow
when a second attempt will be made ta
have the controversy submitted to arbi
tration. After today's meeting one of the
arbitration board said that the indication
were that the management of the company
would agree to arbitrate all the demands
of the men with the exception of recogni
tion of the union.
The company had announced that It
would put on enough cars to handle tha
usual evening traffic, rut at ttie conclusion
of the last trip In the afternoon decided not
to attempt handling cars after dark and
the plan was given tip.
Pickets Alone the Line.
Lines of union pickets were thrown o.it
at various points, especially In Wentworth
avenue, while the nonunion employes us
rembled at the barns of the Chicago Cl'.y
railway. At the ' same time a hoodlum
element, whose work la disavowed by the
strikers, began to gather along the more
The activity Of the strikers and their
sympathizers was due to news that the
railway company would make a desperate
attempt to start curs with heavily In
creased police protection. Unlike yester
day. It was expected that picked force of
police would be aboard each car started
and that a heavy detail of patrolmen on
foot would guard the vtrcet railway Hues,
while at points a few squares apart patrol
wagons would be stationed.
Several hundred police and a dosen pnt: ol
wagons were massed at the southern ter
minus of one of the main electrto lines
at Seventy-ninth street and Cottage Grove
avenue, early In the morning, and ut ft
o'clock the wagons started toward the busi
ness district, leaving squads of police at
Intervals along the line where the tiouh'e
was anticipated. Pickets posted by the
strikers were also on hand In numbers at
the various barns and sullenly watulu-d
the preparations being made to guard the
care. Patrol wagons filled with police
made ready to proceed beside the cars.
Mall Cars Immune.
While the crowds were on tiptoe of ex-
1 pccUtliin along tne Wentworth avcn'M alvu-
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