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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19. 1871.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MOliNINO, NOVEMHEU 18, 1903 TWELVE
SINGLE COPY ' TIIREE CENTS.
PANAMA'S PROUD DAY
United Eutci nphip 8alute the Colon of
tbe Hew Eepublio.
ADMIRAL GLASS DRINKS ITS , HEALTH
Native Band Flaji Star Spangled Banner
for a Fica'e,
FRENCH CONSUL SENDS A GREETING
Botifiee the Junta He ii 8oon to Open
COLOKBIANS' OVERTURE IS REJECTED
eoee Commission from tkr Depart.
" Bolivar la Informed that
the Xew Repnelle . Coa.
nt Whfr It fa.
PANAMA. Nov. 17.-At :30 this morning
the tinlted State flagship Marblehe ad
hoisted th flag of the Republic of Panama
and saluted It with twenty-one gun. The
Novlerabre, gunboat of Panama, display
ing the American flag-, anawered the salute.
The shore batteries also Hred a salute of
twenty-one guns, which Marblehead an
swered. At 10 a. m. Admiral Glass, Consul Oudrer
and Commander Phelpa. accompanied by
IJeutenanU Philip Andrews and S. W.
Trelllnwlnder officially called on the Junta.
ml'ltary band played the "Star Spangled
Banner" on the Americans' arrival at the
palace and on their departure from that
building. They were received by the mem
bers of the Junta, the cabinet ministers and
Generals Huertaaa. Ja (fries. laa and
VJ"aron and their staffs.
Glass said he was glad to off-
clally call upon the government of the
Republic of Panama. It had been a great
pleasure for him to salute this morning
the flag of the new republic, for whose
prosperity and greatness he expressed the
Benor Arango, a member of the Junta,
answered, saying that In the name of the
junta and of the people of Panama he ex
pressed sincere pleasure at the presence
of the gallant fleet In Panama bay repre
senting the noble people and government
of the United States, "to whom the Isthmus
Is deeply grateful for the hand of fellow
ship so generously and promptly extended
to them by Its great president."
Toast Caaal President.
Mr. Oudger proposed a toast to a new
Panama canal treaty, which was answered
by General Varon, who toasted President
Roosevelt and the United Etates army with
The people of Panama are happy over the
official recognition of the flag and the event
Is being celebrated enthusiastically. Dur
ing the ceremonies today large crowds of
people surrounded the palace of thi gov
The flag of the Republic of Panama which
was .saluted by Marblehead this rooming
was mad on board that Vessel.
" The French consul at Panama has noti
fied the Junta that he will open official re
lations with the government of Panama,
saying Foreign Minister Delcasse had In
formed him that France will formally rec
ognise the new republic later.
" rolontbtaa Over-tare Rejected.
COI.ON. Nov. 17. The Panamanian com
mission, composed of Senors Arias, Morales
and Arosemena, which left Panama yes
terday to meet the peace commission from
th department of Bolivar, boarded May
Pownr today and held a short conference
with tha Colombians, who' only represent
the department of Bolivar and the gov
ernor of that department and who have
no credentials from Bogota. The Colom
bians asked the Panamanians If they would
return to the republic of Colombia, as
suring them concessions and considerations
on the passage of a canal treaty.
The Panamanians replied that they would
not return to the republic of Colombia ,
and declared the assurances came too
late, as Panama's position was so advan
tageous and strong that they could not
see any reason for changing.
is Colombians will return to Savanllla
7 llils afternoon on the British steamer
Trent. They will not land at Colon, but
will remain on Mayflower until I p. m.,
when they will be transferred to Trent.
All apportion' New Repablle.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17.-Th Stat de.
partment today received an undated cable
gram from United States Consul General
Uudger at Panama, which evidently was
written yesterday. The consul general says:
In the department of Panama all the
orrU'lala are supporting the republic -'and
the sentiment in favor of it unanimously
The commissioners from the Kvpublie of
Panama will meet tomorrow.
The feature of the dlMpatch la that these
commissioners represent the United States
It Is understood her that the, commis
sioners in the beginning will seek to se
cure tbe revocation of the act of separa
tion by Panama, holding out as Inducement
certain pledges that a new treaty on th
lines of th failed Hay-Uerran canal treaty
will be put through with all expedition at
Bogota. This promise would be possible
of early redemption, as In th Colombian
legislature, when an Insurrection prevails
th president becomes practical dictator
with liberty to conclude treaties and make
any arrangements he pleases with tha ex
But it Is said the experience which the
Slate department thus far has had with
th Colombians In treaty making is not
of a character to indue it to negotlat
another treaty, so such a course proposed
would receive no support from our gov
ernment. The commissioners from Colom
bia are expected next to propose to Pan
ama that It assume a fair share of the
Colombian national .debt.
lp to Admiral Walker.
It Is said at tb Btat department that
Admiral Walker Is charged with a solution
of the physical problems of the canal
proposition and that he will not Interfere
In the political developments unless Con
sel Uudger seeks his advice.
The Panama Canal company has been
prosecuting the work of canal construc
tion fur many months under an agree
ment with tha state department, which
tacitly admits th. liability of the United
States government for this continuing
work. It Is regarded ss desirable that
there shall be no loss of property or de
terioration In the work already aooom
pllhed and Admiral Walker, who will un
doubtedly be the president of the perma
nent canal cvmmlwluo if the United Bute
assumes the work of construction, is
chsred . particularly to look after this
As some part of the French press con
tinues to urg the Panama canal directors
to cancel their tngagemeuts to sell h
A(JvkUuu4 va 9viti Para)
PAN'A COMMISSIONERS HERE
A,'' .York, with Rome Doabts
VV Nlaos os to Their
NEW TOR. ''', '-f
From the fore
most head of th. "Ity of Washing
ton, which arrive, n. Colon, flew
the flag of the Rep . Fanama. and
on board were the sv commissioners
aent by the new repub.ic to the United
States. The commlpsloners are Dr. Manuel
R. Amador and Federlco Boyd, and with
them are Carlos Arosemena, secretary, and
Archibald Boyd, attache.
City of Washington was In the center of
the trouble at Colon and received on board
large number of women and children be
cause of the general fear of a clash be
tween the Insurrectionists and the Colom
bian troops. A party of troops went down
on the pier to embark on a mail steamer
for Cartagena. The commanding officers
of tRs troops had gone to Panama and they
were without commanders. Colonel Black
with the marines, taking advantage of tho
ract that the troops had all passed down
the pier, changed the cotton bale barricades
until they blocked the pier and refused to
allow the troops to come back to shore.
a runa or $8,000 was collected and the
troops were sent, pas;ige prepaid, to
For two days. November 4 and 5, great
excitement prevailed In Colon and many of
tne rorelgn, residents sought shelter with
their families on City of Washington.
The commissioners on arrival her did
not know their exact status and declined
to talk until they had received the latest
Intelligence from Washington. They could
not say whether they would go direct to
Washington or not. Dr. Manuel Echever
rla of New York met the commissioners
at Quarantine. .
PANAMA, Nov. 17.-The United States
flagxhlp Marblehead, in Panama bay, sa
luted the flag of the new Republic of
Panama at 8 o'clock this morning, with
The French consul at Panama has noti
fied the Junta that he will open official rela
tions with the government of Panama, say
ing Foreign Minister Delcasse had In
formed him that France will formally
recognize the new republic later.
WELCOME THE ROYAL TOURISTS
Prince of Wales Receives King: and
Qoeea of Italy at Ports
mouth. LONDON, Nov. 17.-K!ng Victor Emman.
uel and Queen Helena of Italy reached
Portsmouth en the royal yacht Victoria
and Albert shortly before 11 o'clock this
morning, amidst salutes from the ships and
land batteries In the harbor. Upon the
arrival of the yacht at the Jetty the prince
of Wales went aboard Immediately and
welcomed their majesties In the name of
King Edward and of the nation.
A torpedo fleet met the royal visitor and
formed an escort for the royal yacht
through tho home fleet lying at Splthead.
AU tha ships were dressed and manned,
and the cheers of the crews -mingled with
tha reports of th guns in giving the Italian
king and queen a welcome to England.
Great crowds) lined ovary vantage point and
tho shore wa bright with bunting. Guards j
of honor lined th Jetty and a band played
tne Italian national anthem as the yacht
steamed alongside. The prince of Wale
was met at the top of the gangway by King
Victor Emmanuel and Queen Helena. After
greetings had been exchanged between the
royal personages the naval and military
commanders were introduced to the king
and queen and the mayor of Portsmouth
presented an address to King Victor Em
manuel, who briefly expressed his thanks
for the message of good will from the
After lunch on board the yacht the party
Inspected the guards of honor and the naval
cudets from the college at Osborne, after
which the party entered a train and started
for Windsor amid another salute from th
guns of the fleet. It rained heavily as th
royal party left Portsmouth.
PARIS SEES A REAL FIGHT
Two Eminent Gentlemen Roll Where
Dnst Wo Bid Bo If Paris Had
PARIS, Xov. 17. General O'Connor, com
mandant of a subdivision of Algeria, who
Is here formulating military plans of cam
paign, engaged In a fist fight today on the
Boulevard Hauasman with Captain Milter,
a retired military officer.
The captain approached the general, cry
ing: "You have made lying reports against
me," and struck O Conn t In the face. The
two men clinched and rolled over on the
pavement until separated, when General
O'Connor said Captain Milter would hear
further from hira.
A duel was fought today . between M.
Richer, the explorer, and M. VilleUe, a
newspaper man. The Utter was slightly
wounded. The duellists were then recon
ciled. M. Rlcher's seconds bad arranged
a second meeting for their principal with
M. Uruchard, another newspaper man, but
before crossing swords their differences
were settled. The meeting between M.
Richer and Villette grew out of a private
QUASHES CRUZEN INDICTMENT
Jteernskaa la' Porto Rico, Together
with Other Accased Persons,
BAN JUAN. P. R., Nov. K. The federal
court today quashed the Indictments for
smuggling in the cases of Alonso Cruzen,
th collector of customs, Captain Andrew
Danlap, U. S. N., commandant of th na
val ststion here, and Robert Giles, a former
contractor In Porto Rloo, on the ground
that the fines had been paid' and th of
fenses expiated. It Is believed this action
forever settles th case.
FROM LACK 0FV PROTECTION
Ontario I'ntlery Company Close Its
Doors, Complaining of Lack.
, of Tari.
t . ,
BRANTFORD. Ont., Nov. 17. The Bailey
Cutlery company has clewed its doors. In
sufficient tariff protection is given as th
caus of suspension, the Arm being unable
to compete with American prices and tbe
cheap labor products from England and
Germany. Th company's Invested, capi
tal was lriW,0U0.
KING LEOPOLD COMING OVER
Dlapatoh (roas Brnssols States that He
Certainly Will Bo Hero
LONDON. Nov. 17.-A dispatch from
Brussels says It la definitely .decided that
King Leopold will visit the United States
In tha sprisa to attend the BL Louis ax.
Court Is net Ho OrJer for Senator a Tet
and Withholds BilL
FISHER SURPRISED; PROTESTS INNOCENCE
Declares liter Absardlty of Charges
Will Be Proven and Dec-Hoes
to Talk at Length est
In the matter of the Indictment by the
federal grand Jury of Senator Dietrich and
Postmaster Jacob Fisher of Hastings the
only indictment made public Is one against
Fisher, who yesterday voluntarily appeared
before Judge Munger and gave bond for
his appearance In the sum of 11,000. No
capias has been Issued for Senator Dietrich,
who Is In Washington. A formal motion
before Judge Monger by the district at
torney must precede this.
The bill returned against Fisher and
made public contains six counts and Is as
First Violation of section 1781. Revised
Statutes of the United States; that Jacob
Fisher on July 8, 1901, fraudulently paid to
Charles H. Dietrich, a member of the
United States congress, $500 for aiding to
procure and procuring for said Fisher the
office of postmaster of Hastings, Neb.
Second Giving property to the value of
1500 July S, 1901, to said Dietrich for aiding
to procure and procuring him the office of
Third On July 8, 1901, giving a certain
valuable consideration to Dietrich, that said
Dietrich being obligated by a certain con
tract in writing dated April , 1901, to pur
chase from Silas A. Strickland post No. 13,
Grand Army of the Republic, certain goods
and chattels, the property of said post, and
to pay therefor the sum of S500; said Fisher
did unlawfully satisfy and discharge said
claim to said post "by the payment of said
sum of 1000.
Fourth April 20. 1901, said Fisher agreed
to pay to said Dietrich $1,300 for aiding to
procure and procuring th office of post
master at Hastings.
Fifth On April 20, 1901, said Fisher did
agree to give property to the value of $500
to said Dietrich.
Sixth April 20, 1901, said Fisher agreed
to giva to said Dietrich certain valuable
consideration. $500 for aiding to secure and
securing him the said office of postmaster,
Dietrich then being obligated to said
Grand Army of the Republic poBt by a con
tract in writing, dated April 8, 1901, to pur
chase such property, 'and that Fisher
agreed to and did satisfy said claim of $500
by paying said sum of money to said" post.
risher Protests His Innocence
Postmaster Jacob Fisher of Hastings re
turned to tha city from Hastings lata Mon
day night and Tuesday gave bonds for
his appearance before th United States
court in the sum of $1,000 to answer tbe In
dictment found against him In the Hastings
postomce matter Monday evening.
Mr. Fisher was astounded at the action
of the federal grand Jury and emphatically
aaaerta . hie Innocence of th charges Im
plied by tho Indictment. He said:
"I must bo excused from saying anything
Just at this time, other than upon th
Hearing of the case, when I am permitted
to make a statement In my own behalf, the
utter absurdity of these charges will be
proven, aa well as the ma'ice back of
them. Further than this J can say noth
Ing Just now."
Mr. Fisher had supposed Monday upon
his return home and his discharge as a
witness before the grand Jury, before which
he was not permitted to testify, that the
matter was settled, and hence bis Indict
ment comes as a complete surprise to him
district Attorney Summers said this
morning: "I have nothing to say further
than that there are four other cases of a
somewhat similar character yet to come
before the grand Jury for Investigation,
Fonr Other Bills Retnrned.
The federal grand Jury has thus far re
ported ten bills for indictment, Including
those against Senator Charles H. Dietrich
and Jacob Fisher. Only such bills aro
given out for publicity where the indicted
parties are under bond or are In custody.
Four of the bills, with charges mentioned,
are against the following parties:
Charles Behrman, obtaining letters by
uecrpuon ana aestroylng the same. The
accused is charged with taking three let
ter from the postofflce at Omaha, ad
dressed to T. Elf, set re ting and destroying
the same. A second count charges him
with appropriating to his own use four
money orders obtained from these letters,
aggregating In value $200.
James Davis, robbing and breaking Into
the pestofflce at Edholm, Butler county.
Neb. The amount realised from th rob
bery was $8.
James Klllelea of South Omaha, mailing
nonmailable matter. Th accused Is
charged with mailing a postal card to Miss
Ella Kelley at Council Bluffs dunning her
for money advanced to her to pay her
room rent and threatening to publish her
In the newspapers unless aha compiled with
Ed Walker of Lincoln, mailing nonmail
able matter and addressing the same to
Mrs. Eva Bays at Kearney. Neb., and
which letter contained lewd and lascivious
matter not fit to ba spread upon the
records of this court
lodge Hum Scolds Jary.
Judge Munger summoned th grand
Jury before hlra yesterday morning and
admonished the Jurors sharply for divulg
ing the secrets of the grand Jury proceed
ings. He said in effect that he had no
ticed from day to day In the newspapers
that matters were leaking out. but as there
were many witnesses coming and going all
the time It was possible that this informa.
tlon was received from them. However,
when It came to the statement appearing
In one of ths papers Tuesday, giving
the vote on one of the indictments, it was
evident that. If the statement was true,
th Information cam from on of the
Jurors, as no on wa permitted to be pres
ent In the Jury room during th balloting
on an Indictment except the Jurors, not
even th United States district attorney.
If this were true, It seemed certain that
this information came from one of th.
Jurors and he had viol i ted his oath, which
was reprehensible in the highest degree.
Judge Munger was considerably wrought
up over the matter and he severely cau
tioned the Jurors against such proceedings
Breed Not a. Appllc.at.
HASTINGS. Neb., Nov. 17.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) To the Editor of The Bee: Kindly
permit me to correct a statement which
appeared In today's Bee. In speaking of
the history of the Hastings postoffic af
fair the report intimates that I was an
applicant for the appointment of post
muster st Hastings during the period that
Jacob Fisher was au applicant. This Is
erroneous. I never was an applicant for
tli postraastershlp and never discussed
th subject with Senator Dietrich until
after Mr. Fisher Lad been appointed. II.
pctfullj VDAM BHV&DE.
WILL IGNORE MINERS'
Colorado Kael and Iron Company Km
eoaraaed by ftneeeas of Recent
PUEBLO. Colo., Nov. 17.-Officlals of the
Colorado Fuel St Iron company assert to
day that the coal miner' strike In Colo
rado will now be solved effectually in their
favor by aid from the steel and iron works
men, who hav been laid off here and who
are going to tho coal mines. More than
2,000 of the workmen In the several de
partments of the steel works were laid
off -on Saturday when those departments
were suspended on account of the shutting
oft In the coal supply by the strike. Many
of the men determined that they would
go to the company's mines and dig coal
and a carload of them wr-re taken yester
day, to the big Walsen mines near Walsen-
burg. Their arrival having been unat
tended by opposition or ' any excitement,
men are now leaving Pueblo on every train
to go Into the idle mines.
Officials of the company state that they
will now soon have plenty of coal and that
they will altogether Ignore tha Miner'
union. . ,
The cold wave last night brought two
Inches of snow, with temperature 4 degrees
above aero, but there is as yet no suffering
from lack of fuel and practically no short
age. Great quantities of coal have been
stored by firms and railroads during the
last month in anticipation of the strike.
PUNCTURES THE AIR COMPANY
Madallne Hashes Asks New York
Conrt to Appoint Receiver for
NEW TORK, Nov. 17.-AppIlci.tion wss
made today by Madallne Hughes, a stock
holder of the Compressed Air company, to
hav a receiver appointed fW the corpora
tion. She alleges In her petition that the
company Is Insolvent and unable to pay Its
debts. The company has a capital stock
Judge Lscomb took the papers in the
case and signed an order requiring Henry
Monkhouse, one of the directors, with the
other codefendants, to appear on Novem
ber 20 and show why an Injunction should
not be Issued and a receiver appointed.
To the application the plaintiff attaches
an affidavit of Thomas Clark, one of the
defendants and a director, which states
that only ten of the fifteen directors have
been acting since March last and that the
company has not the money with which
to pay Its taxes and Interest due on bonds.
Mr. Clark charges also that certain di
rectors have been endeavoring to wreck
the Compressed Air company In order that
Its assets might be sold, either through
oanarupicy courts or by foreclosure of
mortgage upon the property, and -they ao-
qulre It through such a sale.
AGRICULTURISTS ARE TALKING
Convention of Association of Colleges
la Oa la Washington Thin
WASHINGTON, ' Nov. 17,-Tha seven
teenth annual coiWentlrTt.the Associa
tion of American Agricultural colleges and
experiment stations, opened here today.
Most of the states were represented.
H. C- White of Athens, Ua.. chairman of
the executive committee, reported that the
trustees of th Cecil Rhodes fund had as
sured him that the peculiar statu of agri
cultural colleges ' would have no effect on
th conditions governing the Rhode's schol
arship and that all students would be given
an equal chance.
A. C. True, In charge of the experiment
station service of the department of Agri
culture, discussed the relation of the farm
ers' institutes and the department, saying
that the Importance of the Institutions In
quipping the new generation with agricul
tural knowledge cannot be overestimated.
A report on the uniformity of state fertil
iser law was read.
BANKER BURKH0LD ARRESTED
I Taken la Charge at His Claclni
Homo on Warrant Charging
CINCINNATI VnV 17 r..,-i.v,,.i
who was recently superseded as cashier ;
, - - . ... - . WU1.HVIU, .
ana director of the Franklin bank
ik of this
, .hu' .
city, was arrested lost night on
of perjury. It is charged thut he swore I
to certain funds being in the bank and i
when the money was not found there he
confessed to swearing falsely. Burkhold
was sick In bed when the warrant was
aerved on him.
. Officers remained at his mansion all
night. A contractor named Klockenbrlnck
alleges that Burkhold had not accounted
for 5,000 that was on deposit at the Frank
lin bank. Klockenbrlnck also makes en
other charge of Slo.uoo. but the warrant Is
based on tbe $5,000 item. Burkhold waived
examination and was bound over to the
grand Jury and his bond fixed at 110,000,
FAVORS CHRISTIAN .SCIENCE
Ohio Snpreme Conrt Decides It I Mot
Maaslanghter for Healer to
COLUMBUS, O., Nov. 17.-Th supreme
court today rendered a decision which Is
taken to mean that Christian Science may
be practiced In Ohio.
8me time ago a family by the name of
Bishop. In Hamilton, O., was tried and
acquitted on a charge of manslaughter for
having permitted a child to die without
giving it medical aid. The state carried
the case up on exception and today, the
supreme court overruled the exceptions.
MISSOURI STATUTE TO STAND
Snprao Conrt (nstalns Legality of
Law to Prevent Railroad
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. Nov. 17.-Th
statute against discrimination by the rail
roads In the shipment of freight was today
declared by the supreme court to be legal
and In force. The statute was enacted eev
ral years ago and, so the railroads con
tend, a more recent enactment repealed It
CANNERS' SOCIETY TO MEET
Thoso Controlling Pack of Fifteen
' states Will l oafer at Chicago
BLOOMINGTON. 1IL. Nov. 17.-Secre-tary
Ira Whitney of Bloomlngton today
Issued a call for the annual convention of
the Western Canned Goods Packers' as
sociation at the Sherman house, Chicago,
February 10 and 11. The association cun
trola tho canned goods output of fifteen
tatoa and taa several thuwsVl lueaibcra.
STATEMENT BY DIETRICH
Will Coma to Nebraska and Demand Immc
diata Hearing of Owe.
DENIES ANY WRONG-DOING IN MATTER
insists that In Jastlce to Himself
Someone Other Than Samiuers
Shoald Have Charge of
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17.-(8peclal Tele
gram.) Senator Dietrich spent one of the
busiest days of his official career In Wssh
Ington today. In conjunction with Judge
ninaaia and Edward Ilnuwiir i,
had a conference with . Attorney
General Knox relative to the in
dictments brought against him at
Omaha yesterJay by the federal Brand
Jury. The case wo gone over. In Its en-
rer, ana later the question of what
courso should be pursued was taken up at
the cabinet meeting, but no conclusion was
reached. Later In the afternoon Mr. Rose.
water had a conference with th attorney
general on other matters, but the attorney
general desired further light on the sole
topic of discussion today in Washington
ine mmctment of Senator Dietrich. Mr
Itosewater stated that he had no candidate
ror tne position of United States district
attorney. His only desire was to bring
about the removal of Mr. Summers. In
view of Mr. Rosewater's position Attorney
General Knox stated that he had received
additional light and that unquestionably
something would be done In the Immediate
The senator said he felt his case would be
prejudiced If District Attorney Summer
nos cnargo of the prosecution. As a result
of tho talk with the attorney general, the
latter will hav a consultation with the
president about the question and It Is prob-
noie mat Mr. Bummers will be relieved
from the conduct of tho Dietrich case and
that Assistant District Attorney Rush of
Nebraska or some attorney from the De
partment of Justice at Washington will be
detailed to manage the prosecution. Sen
ator Dietrich after conference with a num
ber of his friends decided to make the fol
lowing statement:. .
Demand Immediate Trial.
In view of what has transpired In Omaha.
EhTI.V1 'udp' ruJ Jury has found an
indictment against me for the alleged ac
ceptance of money for my influence in
??wln.an.,appo'ntn1ent of " Postmaster,
think it due to the people of Nebraska.
matter "ttetm,nt respecting the
-The uf that 1 haA aooepted, directly
or Indirectly, money or anything of value
riy.etn?U6neJ.nLBecur,n the appoint
ment of Jacob Fisher as postmaster at
, , nonoiureiy raise.
I shall waive the protection afforded a
senator by the constitution while congress
is In cession, and shall go to Nebraska
and Insist on an Immediate trial, with per
OBtabTialied0 that my lnncenco will be
J1? t)U1,",inJny llfa nM th' een a
desire to shield those who have been gailty
of wrongdoing. ,
For twenty-five years I have been a
resident of Nebraska. As private citizen,
a governor and senator, my aim has been
to devote my best energies to the promo
tion of the welfare of the people an1 tho
maintenance ot my good name over the
Above an things I have an abhorrence
of dishonesty In publta office and tho be
trayal of public trust..
During a residence of a quarter of a
century in Adams county, I have repeat
ed y been Instrumental in keeping out of
office and bringing to Justice public of
ficials who were shown to be dishonest and
Result of Factional Fight.
Th present attempt to attach a stigma
to my name Is because of my firm adher
ence to this course.
Bitter factional fights have existed In
my home county for mojiy years, and as a
result of these differences. I have natu
rally Incurred many enmities, not only in
politics, but In business.
My refusal while governor to pardon Jos
fp 1 J3ttr,Uey defaulter to the state 'or
$mj).000. Incurred the displeasure of power
ful Interests and I have since been antag
onised by them.
I incurred the Inveterate enmity of the
former postmaster of Hastings by the ap
pointment of Mr. Fisher, my Intimate
trlend for twenty years, and who has
been a stockholder and director of the
bank of which I am president for seven
teen years. I have also incurred the active
hostility of W. 8. Summers, the United
States district attorney for Nebraska, by
my efforts to bring about his removal from
office, not because I favored another, but
""r "ci""u ,or m.nv reasons ho
piiuuiu nave Dean nmnvMi nn. u . i
Jhe machinery of the federal court has
V?" ,n m"tlon and cleverly directed to
"Jure me and continue Summers In office,
In the privacy of a grand Jury room it is
easy to concoct and r,rv,m,.i o v,.
,lia,t w111 not aUnd the test pf an lnvesll-
Tonight Senator Dietrich and Mr. Rose-
water had a conference with ex-Postmaster
General Charles Emory Smith, under whose
administration the postofflce location at
Hastings was changed. Mr. Smith remem
bered the Incident and stated that he would
see Postmaster General Payne and explain
to him the details regarding the location
Sympathy for Dietrich.
There Is the greatest degree of sym
pathy hereabouts for Senator Dietrich and
it Is believeU th Indictment will prove
a boomerang for those Interested In bring.
Ing It about.
Judge Klnkald desires to correct an 1m.
presston that was conveyed In these dis
patches relative to a letter which he wrote
"Joseph Bartley and which later came Into
possession of Mr. Summers. Judge Kln
kald stated that he was a depositor in Mr.
Bartley's bank and asked for a transfer of
his deposits In that bank, which he finally
obtained. That Mr. gummm had never
attempted to coerce or threatsu him, which
these dispatches seemed to convey. In tell
ing the story of the visit of Jttdge Klnkald
and others to the president last Saturday.
Judge Kinkaid entertained the members
of the lower house from Nebraska at lunch
eon today, at which Mr. Rosewater was
also a guest.
Representative McCarty recommended
today the appointment of Harry A. Crosby
a postmaster at Beemer, Cuming county,
vice Matthew Fern, resigned.
Ira A. Hatch was recommended for reap
pointment as Indian agent at th Cheyenne
agency In South Dakota by tha delegation
from that state.
Beeman C. Fox, city treasurer, and
Thomas 1. Pratt, city clerk of Li neon are
in Washington for the purpose of attending
a meeting of city clerks and city treasurers
of cities to agree upon some uniform sys
tem of bookkeeping for municipalities. The
meeting will be held under the auspices of
the Department of Commerce.
Harrying- Irrlgntloa Work.
The South Dakota delegation today had
an extended Interview with Prof Newell of
the geological survey regarding Irrigation
projects In their atate. The South Dakotans
do not seem to think that Irrigation mat
ters in their section are moving with suf.
ficlent rapidity and called In a body today
to endeavor to hasten tbe work upon cer
tain project. A number of surveys have
been made In several sections of South
Dakota and additional work la In coo-
(Coatiuusd on tievvnd ftg
I condition of the weather
Forecast for Nebraska FnJr Wednesday
turn j iiuryurt) , warmer t nursoay,
Temperatare at Omaha featerdayi
Hoar. I)r. Hour. Den.
B n. m 10 I p. m i:
n. m n an. ni in
T a. m n s p. m 10
Ma. m n 4 p. m l.t
n. m 9 Bp. m 14
1" a. m ti tl p. m 14
11 a. m...... io T p. ns 14
O 11 Hp. m...... 14
9 p. m 14
WANTS THE CLUB TO MEET
Nathan Merrlam Thinks Fall Commer
rial Body Should Come To
At the regula- fheottng of the Commer
cinl club executive committee yesterday
a committee was appointed to con'
aider the advisability of holding monthly
or perhaps weekly meetings of the club.
This action was taken on tho motion o
Nathan Merrlnm. who thought that a
Increasing interest would result- The com
nlttee Is to report at the next meeting
and Messrs. Merriam. Kuhn and Benson
were appointed members.
Secretary Utt reported a conversation
with Vice President Vullmshn of the
American Malting company, In which th
latter had talked of Omaha as a location
for a new plant. A letter was read also
from a flouring mill company, which aaked
Information In regard to opportunities In
Omaha, having In view tbe removal here
from its present location. Mr. Vullmuhn
of the malting company had asked If the
club would furnish a location, and also In
regard to rates on malt and barley. He
stated that the demand In Omaha would
be about 150,000 bushels and th same In
Colorado, but the larg field which a local
house would cover would be in Texas and
Tha club, on motion, ordered the sec re
tary to hava ready at the next meeting
a statement of all rates discriminating
against Omaha. It was to show the Nc
braska and Iowa rates and all others mnk
lng against Omaha. The club endorsed the
move toward International Irrigation, as
set forth In a circular letter to business
men. A letter was read from Harrison &
Morton, stating that they had a client
ready to bujld at 1014 and 1018 Farnam
street a building suitable tor Jobbing pur.
poses if a five-year lease at fair rental
could be secured. The firm asked for the
names of persons denlring such a building.
Considerable time was taken up In a con
aideratlon of the financial condition of the
club and a statement ordered for next
FORTUNE FOR MEN OF MEANS
Ample Wealth la Alaska If One Ha
Money, Says aa Old-Tlme
F. O. Green, a mining expert from Mis.
soulo, Mont., stopped over between trains
in town yesterday. Mr. Green . Is on
trip to eastern Canada,' where he goes to
meet Investors in soma of the mining prop
erty v which h baa promoted for them.
He baa spent over thirty years In th west,
the entire time engaged in mining- work.
Mr. Green speaks Interestingly of two
seasons which he spent In the gold fields
of Alaska. He says there is a fortune
there for anyone who has the experience
and capital to secure It. In his opinion, a
mining expert who is possessed of $6,000 can
locate a claim In the Alaskan territory
which will make him rich In a short time.
But, says he, unless a man has the neces
sary mining education he had best stay
away, for he will sink gold into the ground
faster than he will take It out.
Mr. Green carries with him quite a col
lection of photographs which he has taken
on his travels. One of them is a picture
or the midnight sun, taken on the shores
of Alaska. In the picture the coast of
Siberia can be seen; it Is about (evenly.
five miles distant. The oun seta and rlsea
In the same spot and there la only an In
terval of a few minutes between the rising
and setting. He also has many photos
of mining towns in the Interior of Alaska
and several taken on the ship while going
ana returning, which show the Ice floes it
Is uometlmes necessary to push through.
Mr. Qreen will visit Council Bluffs, where
he is acquainted with several persona who
hold stock In soVne of tbe mining properties
he has developed.
PROBATE WITHNELL ESTATE
Uxecators File Petition In Coanty
Coart Showing Valae at Twenty.
J. Fred Smith, Milton T. Barlow and
victor B. Caldwell, who are named as ex-
ecu tors of the will of tha late Richard N.
Wlthnell. hav filed a petition with the
county Judge asking for the probating of
the will, which was executed at Cincinnati,
u., movemDer lu, Mi.
The estate Is valued at $25,000, and Rich
ard Withnell Leonard, a grandson of tho
decedent. Is made the beneficiary when he
shall hava arrived at tha ago of 21. Provl
sion is mad for the placing of the different
gravea which are to be made in tha Wlth
nell lot In the cemetery from time to time
and a monument, coating about $2,000, Is
provided for and Is to be placed above the
grav of Mr. Wlthnell. The sum of $2u0
is set aside for the car of the burial lot.
The grandson, Richard Wlthnell Iieonard.
is to hav all th real estate which is left
and the Interest In th Wlthnell Broa.
Smith brick plant held by the deceased la
to be retained and oonserved for the
grandson until he shall become of age. In
addition to this when the grandson Is of
age he will also receive the sum of $5,000.
The sums of $300 and $400, respectively, are
left to Minnie Wlsecup arid Daisy Lemon,
two nieces. Everything not otherwise dis
posed of or provided for la to ge to Richard
Wlthnell Leonard, the grandson.
REVENUE FOR MONEY LENDERS
Kighty-Oao Dollar Clipped OaT by
Cashing Cheeks of Reoont
Just why money lenders find business to
do In Omaha Is shown by the way that
more than half the Judges and clerka of the
recent election manipulated the $3 each due
them from th school board.
A little more than half th number, or 270.
avsfgned their claims to th loan agents at
a discount of SO cents each. This in th
lace of tha announcement by Secretary
Burgess that by calling at his office on or
after November 17 less than two ' weeks
after th election the full amount could
bo obtained. The total sum lost by the
election officers waa $81, which went Into
the hands of the brokers.
The secretary has declined to issue war
ranto to the election board members of the
Third precinct of tha Third ward. They
failed to sign th poll books and uoUi they
do their uouex will ba wlUtUeld ,
TALK OF MEDIATION
Chicago Mayor Deoidsi it ii Hid Hot in
tha Etrika Proposition.
ACTION TAKEN ON ADVICE OF COUNCIL
Mot Preoipitatoj a Bitter Debate: in Whioh
Harrison ii Arraigned.
USE OF POLICE FORCE IS QUESTIONED
Bute Board of Arbitration Alio Taking a
Hand in Difficulty.
GETS LETTER FROM COMPANY OFFICIALS
While These Thin. Are Oolag on
RJotlagr Coat I noes la Several
Parte of city Along: Car
CHICAGO. Nov. 17. Mavor Miriam .
day, acting under a recommendation of tha
city council, beaan
in the difficulties between the Chicago City
vuuitmiijr im m siriuug em
ployes. The mayor dispatched a letter htr sninl
messenger to President Hamilton of th
atreet railway company asking that Mi.
Hamilton- and such representatives of tha
company as Mr. Hamilton might desire
meet with th mayor and eight aldermen
At this meeting tho mavor will uinti
to discover a means by which the strike
may be brought to a quick end. The mayor
said he had no idea what would be th
outcome of tho meeting, but he hoped for
The resolution of the city council under
which the mayor acted todav
"That his honor, the mavor. ua him hf
endeavors, either In unison with inn
cltiiens or with members of this council.
to secure submission to nrbitra-.lnn f th.
question at issue between ths Chicago City
noiiway oompany and its suiklnr m.
General Counsel Bliss Of tha cltv rallwa
this afternoon rave to the HtAta n-mii n
Arbitration his lone exoected l.nir T.'.
diplomatically evaded the board proposN
non to submit tho strike situation to arbi
tration at the hands of the board membere.
ine ooara in a tenly framed lmmella.t-.
upon receipt of Colonel Bliss' letter re
newed Its offer to step Into tbe breach of
official arbitration and aaked him to Tor
ther explain bis attituca, which It was
stated waa not clear.
Upon receint of tha lte fmn. vr dhu
the State Board of Arbitration want lntn
aa executive session, at the close of which
Governor rates was called up by long,
distance telephone for Instructions Chau-.
man Gelger told Governor Tales what tha
ooara waa doing and read to Llm tha !at:ar
of Colonel Bliss and also the letter piepr(
in answer to nin. Jt developed that Uia
governor proposes to gupervlc personally
th work of the state board toward sotxllag
t ?e striae. . , , . .
The executive board of tha Ki.-a.4 n.n
way Men'e union this afternoon decided to
proceed against the Chlcasro Cltv rii.lia,nv
In the courts to compel the comnanv ,
provide vestibules for all of Its employe..
nccoruing to a law passed during the last
session of the legislature.
N Had Been I e bated.
While the city ooimcll last bum
was engaged In a debate, at n, mm
bitter, over the parUcloation f .
police In the city railway strike; while
the aldermen were ordering that Mayor
Harrison's authority for placing policemen
on the cara be explained by th corpora
tion counsel, and while, finally, tha counnii
was voting its confidence In the mayor, vio
lence becarne general along the Wentworth
avenue line. One nonunion car niur hn
ventured out of th company's barns waa
set upon, presumably by pickets, and given
a choice to leav town. He hesitated In
hia answer and waa beaten up, thrown In
a box car and th floor locked. Tha nr
was part of a departing freight train. He
was carried away, his wounda not dreased.
A wagon load of bedding, intended for th.
barn barracks, was saturated with oil and
burned at th TMrty-ninth street corner.
A shot waa fired Into the Bnnlewtvnd no
tice station from the darkness, that hUilfer
narrowly riisslng a desk sergeant's head
The Cottage drove cable svs.'em u mi?
In operation this morning with five trains
and the run.ing on Wentworth avanue
waa continued. One thousand policemen
were distributed along Cottage Drove ave
nue and 30ft on Wentworth avenue.
The Cottage Grove Avenue line - of
the Chicago City railway waa tho
scene of much of today's strlk activ
ity. Thla line, which nsraiuia tk
Wentworth avenue line a mile to the east
ward, has been entirely tied up sine th
Inception of. th strike of carmen, except
for the operation of mall cara. Th line
traverses the business district, by wsy of
Wabash avenue, enterlna Cottar nm
avenue at Twenty-second atreet, and pene-
trates an extensive residence nortlon of tha
city which has no other transportation
facility of easy access. Tha w.ntannh
avenue service wss continued on practically
tha same ecnojuie as obtained yesterday.
Twenty-five cars were operated on a Ave
minute schedule, beginning at 1:10 a. m.
A number cf pistol shots near th barns
t Th-'ity-niath street and Cot tan Orove
avenue starred nonunion employes housed '
wlthiu. For a short time the strike break
ers belioved that f.n attack was being made
upon their stronghold. Tha shots proved
to have been Bred by men who brought two
wagon loids of supplies into the barns
nd who hi d been molested by plcketa In
an attempt to block the delivery. When
the two wagons were within half a block
f the barns pickets halted the drivers and
demanded that th teams turn round and
drlv back. Th driver - Immediately
opened fire when the threats were mudo
nd drove quickly to th barn. After un
loading th provisions they returned to the
company's headquarters, followed by a
bicycle brigade of union pickets.
Five trains left the burns at Thirty-
eighth street, on Cottage Orov avenue, for
the down town loop at t:S, a heavy pollc
uard attending each train. The gripmen
in each case were protected from possible
injury by heavy wire screens, while a force
of nearly 1,000 patrolmen guarded th line
and kept th crowd moving. Wagon
ere hurried along and kept moving off the
street so far aa possible.
Final Balletla Irons Emperor.
POTSDAM. Nov. U.-The following bulle
n waa Issued today:
NEW PALACE. Potsdam. Nov nTt.
eallng process of th left vocal cord 'of his
ajeaty i outiuues n ulnrlv. Kn m.,r
ulius will be issued.
VON I KHTHOUX
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