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OMAHA, TIIUUSDAY MORNING, NOVEMHEIJ 10, 1903 TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
N CNAL TREATY
8ecretary Hay and Minister from Panama
Attach signatures to Document
COLOMBIAN OFFICERS GROW MENACING
Belief Expressed ,tbat Political Condition!
in Co'.omb a Are Cr.t.caL
EXCITEMENT HIGH AT 6UENA VENTURA
Admiral Qlasi Expected to Go There if
OTHER STATES ARE NOW REBELLIOUS
Caara and Antloejaln Ar Said to
Deck Separation from Colombia
and to Ally Tftemaelvee
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18. Secretsry Hay
and M. Phllllppe Hnnau-Var.lla, ths min
ister from the Kepubilc of Panama, at 6:40
o'clock this evening eigr.ed the Hay-Banau-Varilla
treaty providing for the construe
'tlon of the Panama canal by the United
States. The ceremony occurred in Secre
tary Hay's study. The Panama minister
arrived at Mr. Hay's house promptly at
o'clock, haling made an appointment for
the conference at that hour. He was sur
prised to find that the secretary had be
fore him the treaty engrosaed In duplicate.
The aecretary Informed M. Bunau-Variila
that he was ready to sign the treaty. The
minister read the document careiuily and
then he and Secretary Hay attached their
signatures to it.
Hearty congratulations were exchanged
and it was agreed that the news of the
Ignlng of the treaty should be kept from
public for the present. President
Roosevelt waa immediately advired of the
signing of the agreement and M. Bunau-
Varllla sent a confidential cablegram to
his government stating that the treaty had
bsea signed. This evening the minister re
fused to comment on the ceremony. The
only official admission that can be had is
that the terms of the treaty are practically
The treaty In Ita text cannot be made
public at thla time for two reasons. First,
because of the unwritten law which
obliges the State department to await the
.pleasure of the senate In the matter of
publicity, and second, because, the presl
dent has not yet determined when the con
ventlon shail be submitted to the senate for
ratification. . .
Rnmored Terms of Treaty.
His purpose is to withhold it until there
la reasonable assurance that its confirma
tion will not obstruct any of the leglala
tlon for which' the present special session
of congress has been called. But certain
fact have been disclosed as to the provi
sions of the treaty which make it appear
that in Its general outlines the new Hay-UanaU-Varltla
convention. Is patterned upon
the. proposed Hay-Herran treaty, with the
exception that the new convention follows
not only the spirit, but the letter of the
Spooner act. Thus, Ina.ead of the leas for
av fixed period of the canal strip, this new
treaty provide for a perpetual Uaae of the
right-of-way to the United States, and in
stead of a complicated piovlston for courts
Of mixed composition half American and
half Colombian to administer Justice over
ths canal strip, the new treaty permits ths
United States government to exercU the
most complete Jurisdiction thereupon. The
United States may fortify the line and the
terminals and it may police it with troops.
Then the two terminal cities of Panama
and Colon pas completely under United
States Jurisdiction which Incidentally in
volves the establishment of a new capital of
the Republlo of Panama, outside of the
canal strip. The money consideration is
understood to be the same, only Panama
Instead of Colombia Is to receive the 810,
000,000. .The canal Is to be neutral and open
to all nations on even terms. These are
understood to be the terms of the new
treaty, which is much simpler in form than
the proposed Hay-Herran treaty and has
been especially drawn to meet objection
urged against the latter.
It Is stated that the Panama commission
which arrived here tonight has been em
powered to ratify the treaty and this action
may occur within the next forty-eight
hours, or sooner.
I i .Colombia attention Critical.
It la learned here that the ' situa
tion at Bogota has assumed a crit
ical phase as far as relations
between the United States and Colombia
are concerned. Minister Beaupre on No
vember 1 was pressed strongly by the Co
lombia government to know whether the
United States Intended to recognise the
independence of Panama. It is understood
the report was In such a shape as to con
stitute a menace In event recognition had
teen extended Mr. Beaupre was instructed
by this government to again Inform the Co
lombian government that such recognition
had been extended to the new Republic of
Ptuiama by the United States, but simply
In the Interest of humanity and civilisation
and in execution, of solemn treaty obliga
tions binding upon the United States.
He waa Instructed also to tender to the
Colombian government the good offices of
the United States to effect a settlement of
the difficulties between Colombia and Pan
ama, The Issue Is awaited with some anx
Weald Pay Colombia.
Mr. Beaupre has been granted leave of
absence by the Stute department and it
remains for him to dutermlne when he
shall avail himself or ths leave. As an
earnest of the desire of the State depart
ment to continue on friendly terms with
the Colombian government It is pointed
out tliut. without bringing direct pressure
to bear, the department Is disposed to do
everything lu Its power to save any
equities Colombia may have iii the Isthmus.
Thus it Is recognised as entirely proper
that some part of the tl0.000.00u which the
Uuited States government is to pay over
to Panama upon the ratification of the
treaty should be allotted by the govern
ment of Panama to Colombia in payment
of Panama's share of the Colombian na
tional debt. It la understood, however,
that the United States government would
not offer an affront -to the Colombian
dignity and honor by teudtitg directly a
sum of money In the nature of a bribe as
a salve for the separation of Panama, and
It could not specify In lu agreement
with Panama that any part of the ILO.OW.Ouo
was to be diverlrd tu Colombia.
new (rem lathmes.
The following cablegram has been re
ceived from lter Admiral Walker, dated at
Colon. l:tt p. in., yesterday:
MuiIk a ceremonious visit to the lunla
Was cordially reietve1. A committee from
the I ertnient of Carthasena arrived on
the Ovtuiau iiu.ll steamer at Colun Sunday
night and tried to arrau an amicable
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D0CT0R WINS HIS L,BEL SU,T
London Phyalclun Accused of Praetle-
lac Vivisection Wlthont Anaes
thetics la Gliri Verdict.
LONDON, Nov. 1S.-A Jury In the lord
chief Justice's court today awarded Dr.
Ilaylls, a professor of the Ixmdon Univer
sity College hospital, I0,0(I0 damages for
libel, the verdlrt running against the Hon.
Stephen Coleridge, honorable secretary of
the National Antl-Vlvlseetlon society and
eon of the late Chief Justice Coleridge. Mr.
Coleridge publicly charged the plaintiff with
torturing ' a dog while carrying out vivi
section experiments wtthout proper, anaes
thetics. The case excited great interest.
Mr. Coleridge's charges rested on ths
statements of wo women students, who
gave a horrible account of the labrotnry
of the college and the Inhumanity of the
operators, dogs howling In agony from the
tortures inflicted on them while they were
fully conscious. Strong evidence was sub
mitted against the allegations. .
ARABIANS DRIVE OFF TURKS
Revolt In Yanten Proves Imrirer
Affair Thai Ottoman Troops
CONSTANTINOPLE, Nov. M.-The revolt
In the village of Tamen, Arabia, is extend
ing southward. The Ottoman troops ad
vancing on Hodalda were determinedly op
posed by the revolted tribes and were
forced to retreat. Another attempt to ad
vance from Mokha failed, the Turkish
troops being defeated. '
it Is understood hero that unless the
Turkish reply to the Russian-Austrian re
form scheme Is received by November t),
Baron von Callce. the Austrian-Hungarian
ambassador, and M. Selnovleff, the Russian
ambassador, will demand an audience of
the sultan with tht view of Insisting on its
The Mussulmans, in the district of Klrk-
Klllieh. have burned five Bulgarian villages
in revenge for an attack made by the Bui
garians on the Musulman village of
WOULD KILL SWISS PRESIDENT
Three Anarchists Arrested for Plot'
tins; Against Swltserland's
ROME, Nov. 18. The Messogero today
announced that three anarchists had been
arrested at Milan In connection with a
plot against the president of Swttxerlan.,
NICE, France, Nov. 18. The police here
havo arrested four anarchists who are
suspected of the intention of waylaying
the king of Italy on his return from Eng
land. PARIS, Nov. 18. A dispatch to the Pa
trie from Lugano, Switzerland, announces
that an anarchist has surrendered to the
police there and ha confessed that he
had been selected to kill the president of
Switzerland, but that his courage failed
PREFECT OF SACRED PALACES
Pop Pins Names Cardinal Merry Del
Val for Important Admlnlstra-
- ta Onf.ee. -'
ROME, Nov. IS. The pope today ar
pointed Cardinal Merry del Val, the papal
secretary of state, to be prefect of the
sacred palaces, a position which under
tho late Pope Led had been made distinct
from' the recretaryshlp of state, and had
been informally entrusted to Cardinal Mo
cennl, who held It until now. It is a most
Important position, making Cardinal del
Val head of the administration of the
Vatican and thus centering in his hands
the highest powers of the papal govern
ment. The pope during the day received In
private audience Mgr. Esplnosa, archbishop
of Buenos Ayres.
SULTAN ACCEPTS THE 'REFORM
Indicates Favor of , Plea of Russia
and Anstrln for Macs
LONDON, Nov. 1. The Constantinople
correspondent of the Express says the sul
tan of Turkey has accepted the Auatro
Russian plan; of reform In Macedonia. The
news given by the correspondent is not
confirmed In other quarters, but it la known
that the other powers. Including Germany,
have been piessng the sultan to accept
the scheme. According to the Standard's
Constantinople correspondent it would be
a mistake to interpret any acceptance of
the reform scheme as other than a aubter.
fuge to escape more trouble.
CHAMBERLAIN FEELS CERTAIN
Declares He is Convinced He Can Get
Support tor His Fiscal
LONDON, Nov. 18. Joseph Chamberlain,
the former colonial secretary, held a re
ception at the Colonial office today to bid
farewell to the agents general of the colo
nles. Lord Stratheona. the high commls
sloner for Canada, was spokesman of the
latter. Replying to the address of Lord
Stratheona, Mr. . Chamberlain said he had
now had the almoat assured conviction that
he would be able to convince his fellow
countrymen that it was to their advantage
to adopt bis fiscal policy.
Abyssinian Expedition Welcomed.
JISUTAL. French Somallland, Nov. 18.
The United States Abyssinian expedition,
headed by Consul General Sklnuer, which
reached here yesterday on ths United
SUtes gunboat Mocnias, landed imme-
dlately upon arrival. The party wlU leave
tomorrow by rail ror aois Aoeua, tne cap- i xjr. Summer was asked' "Do you anticl
Ital of Abyssinia, Th governor will give pat, ny action adverse to you being taken
a dinner and reception tonight in honor of ! by the Department of Justice on account
the Americans. The French authorities I of the Hastings postofflce investigation?"
here cordially greeted the members of the j to which he replied:
expedition. The United States flag was un- -The Department of Justice la fully ad-
furled from the government house and from
many buildings In the city.
Caarlna Hns Knrnrhe.
DARMSTADT, Nov. 18. The csarina Is
suffering from Inflammation of one of her
ear and Is unable to travel. Consequently
she and the csar will be unable to attend
the funeral of Prtncera Elisabeth at
Sklernewic, Russian Poland, Monday. The
autopsy on the remains of the princess
showed her death was duo to typhoid fever
of an exceptionally acute and rapid char
acter. Not Mua nf a fire.
ST. PETERSBURG,' Nov. U. It has been
officially ascertained that the remittances
burned on the mail car of the Bt. Petera-burg-Moacow
mall train November 10
amounted only tu a few hundred roubles
The Um waa at the time reported to have
aeslrored valuable estimated at K,Ua,Qua
W HAT SUMMERS WPr
sN .tding Easting!
. S HE STOPPf f-N
rinds Fanlt with
This Proceeding, bnt Says liana's
Testimony Was Based
WASHINGTON. Nov. Is. Correspondence
that passed between United States Attorney
Summers at Omaha and Attorney General
Knox in June last. In the matter, of the
charges against Postmaster Fisher of
Hastings and United States Senator Diet
rich of Nebraska, and the Investigation of
the name by the grand Jury, was made
public today. The letter of Mr. Summers
to the attorney general is dated June 23
and Is a follows:
I have the honor to transmit to you here
with the testimony given before the United
Ststes grand Jury nn June 8. 1903. by li
poid Hahn. Mr. Hahn is a cltlxen of Hast
ings, Adams county. Neb. He was called
before the grand Jury at the request of
members, well-defined rumors In circula
tion and charges bnsed theron as to the
violation of I7HI, Revised Statutes of the
United State, by Jacob Fisher, who Is now
postmaster In the city of Hasting.
The testimony, you will see, reflects not
only upon Jacob Fisher, the postmaster,
but as well upon United Rtntes Senator
Charles H. Dietrich of Nebraska.
The grand Jurors insisted upon making a
thorough and searching Investigation. This
Investigation was discontinued at mv re
quest because of the fact that the conduct
of a United States senator was Involved
In th,e question they desired to Investigate.
At the same time I Mated to the grand Jury
thst the Investigation will he made bv an
other grand Jury, if It be disclosed subse
quently that the ends of Justice demand.
For the pprpose of prevailing upon the
grand Jurors to discontinue the Investiga
tion I stated to them I would submit the
information to the Department of Jus'lce
end ask for direction In the premises. With
the assistance of the foreman of the grand
Jury, one cf the prominent and Influential
rltlr.ens of ths state. I was able to prevail
upon the grand Jurors to comply with my
In this connection permit me to sav there
sre Appointments In this state other than
the one at Hastlnrs named In the testimony
submitted nerewltn. shout which the errand
Jury manifested a disposition to Inquire.
No witnesses were examined as to them,
however, for fhe same reason riven above.
I hold myself In readiness to follow any
oirecuon you may give me.
Hrply of Attorney General.
The reply of the attorney general is dated
June 26 and is as follows:
I have your letter of the 23d Inst, trans
mitting a copy of testimony given before
tne unnea Males grand jury In Omaha,
June 8. 1903. by Leopold Hahn, called be
fore the grand Jury at its reauest. and on
account of alleged violations of section
17M of the Revised Statutes of the
united mates by Jacob Fisher, now
postmaster in the -ilty of Hast
ings, Neb. In your yetter you correctly
state that this teetlmoney reflects not otiiy
upon Jacob Fisher, the Dostmaster. hut ns
well upon United State senator Charles
M. Dietrton of Nebraska. You likewise
in your letter state the Investigation
by the grand Jury was discontinued at your
request, the reason which prompted you to
make such request and the means which
you employed in securing that end.
In reply 1 state you should not have re
quested a discontinuation of the Investlga-
ttrtW .1 u a I r. . f it... OmnatA dir.1. V.
rause of the fact that the conduct of a
United States senator was Involved In he
question the grand Jury desired to investi
gate. From the copy of the proceedings be
fore the .grand Jury It appear that at the
ume ine testimony ciosea a most extraorqt
nary and incriminating story had been told
by the witness Hating in which Senator i
Dietrich was criminally Involved, but the
facts which formed the basis of this talk
were not of the witness' own knowledge.
Fairness to the person thus incriminated,
as well as other considerations of duty,
should have caused you to refrain from
Interfering with the desire of the jury to
probe the matter to the bottom. I espe
cially disapprove of your carrylnir your
Interference with 'the proper function-, of
the Jury to the extent of using your prom
Ise to submit the matter to this depart
ment for direction In the premises as an
argument In your effort to persuade the
Jury to dlscontlnuethelr investigation.
Dietrich at White Honse.
Senator Dietrich .'ailed at the White
House today and hd a long Interview with
the president concerning the action Insti
tuted against him by the federal grand
Jury at Omaha. He declined to discuss his
Interview, but said that in a few days he
would go to Nebraska formally to meet the
charges brought against him.
Rammers Makes Explanation.
District Attorney Summer has given to
a representative of the Associated Press
the following explanation of hia reasons
for not presenting the Hastings postofflce
transaction before the last grand Jury for
Investigation, referring to his letter given
out by the Department of Justice and to
the following letter, in reply to Attorney
General Knox's communication:
OMAHA. June 28, ISoS. The Attorney Gen
eral, Washington, D. C. : Sir I have the
honor to acknow'edge receipt of your com
munication of the teih. Instant relative to
the investigation before the grand Jury of
the conduct of the postmaster at Hastings,
It is a matter of deep regret to me that
any aotion on my part should fall to meet
May t ask If you will not kindly read the
enclosures, requests made by me and direc
tions given by you relative to the invest!-
Sallon before the grand Jury of the con
uct of the agent of the Omaha and Win
nebago agency in Nebraska?
Looking upon this case as a precedent
and believing that It reflected your willies
In similar cases. I felt that you would pre
fer that the investigation be made under
direction of the Postofflce department, the
conduct of a poatmaater and the terms of
a ten-year lease being subject of inquiry.
This course wss not adopted by me to
avoid an unpleasant undertaking, on tne
contrary, it was for the purpose of being
the better prepared to do my whole duty.
Your obedient servent,
W. S. BCMMEHS. District Attorney.
Abont tho Indian Caaes.
It was explained that the paragraph of
thla letter referring to Indian had to do
with other case. In those cases unofficial
notice had com to Mr. Summers' office of
certain alleged violations of the law by
men who were attempting to fraudulently
secure possession of Indian lands. The dis
trict attorney asked for instructions and
, th. Department of Justice In reply stated
that the matter would be Investigated by
tne Department of the Interior.
vised in the matter, and I have the utmost
confidence that nothing will be done that
Is not absolutely Just."
IOWA SECURES JOHN SEIMER
Oregon Governor Honors Reejnlsltlen
for Convict Wanted la Lynna
fur Alleged Forgery.
SALEM, Ore., Nov. 18 -On the requisition
of Governor Cummins of Iowa last evening
Governor Chamberlain issued a warrant
for the extradition of John Slemer, wanted
In Lyons, la., lo I answer to a charge or
Sterner yesterday completed a two year'
sentence in the Oregon penitentiary for a
similar crime ana the Iowa warrant was
served on him upou his release from prison.
Sheriff Moran tf Clinton county started
east with his yrisouer laat nIUL
CLOSES SALOONS IN CHEYENNE
Women Hear That Inloa I'aclfle
Order Has Snch Effect 1'poa
CINCINNATI. Nov.. 18.-Today was the
clojlng day of the thirtieth national con
vention of the Woman' Christian Tem
perance union. At the preliminary meet
ing Mrs. K. M. Adam of Kansas spoke on
White Slaves." A delegate, rising to a
question of privilege, read a letter from a
member of congresu saying that there was
but little prospect for the passage of any
bill repealing the anti-canteen law.'
Mrs. Lucy Thurman of Michigan, colored,
made an Interesting report of the progress
of the temperance work among the colored
The executive committee reported that it
had . ordered SA.OOO for an exhibit at the
World's fair. This was approved bv the
convention. The report of Mrs. Gray of
Maryland showed substantial and encour
aging results. One of the most hopeful
fact is the attitude of the leading offi
cials of the railroads, insisting on tem
perance among employes.
Twenty-five saloons in Cheyenne Were
closed by reason of the order of the Union
Pacific railway forbidding employes to en
ter saloon. The Wabash railway officers
gave orders for the discharge of. employe
addicted to the use of Intoxicant on or off
duty. Over 2O0.000 railroad employe are
now wearing the railroad temperance but
ton. Social halls intended to counteract
saloon Influences have been erected In
many places and are looked upon with
favor by the railway manager.
Mr. Mary H. Hunt of Massachusetts, of
the department of sclentiflo temperance In
struction, made a report of the work done
by her department and made the recom
mendation that the work of giving true In
struction In regard to the detelerlou effects
of alcohol -as a beverage be pushed with
Memorial services, conducted by the
president, Mrs. Stevens, were held In
memory of the following, who had died
during the year: Mrs. Dorothy J. Cleve
land, Mrs. Alice Gordon Gullck, Mrs. Wil
liam Piatt, Mrs. Lou Veesey Carter, Mrs.
Belle T. Wood. Almond Dickinson, Bishop
R. S. Foster, Prof. J. H. W. Stuck enberg,
Mrs. Emily J. Berry, Mr. Fannie Dubolse
Chase, Mrs. Minnie Underfill! Griffin. The
men Included In the list are those who were
closely related to members of the union.
Mrs. II. J. Bailey of Maine, national mi
pertntendent of the department of peace and
international artltration, and Mrs. Nellie
Stewart of Illinois of the department of
franchises, submitted their reports.
The protest against attacks upon com
pulsory teaching of temperance and physr
ology in the public schools was adopted
nnd measures taken for a leaflet giving
more fully the argument In favor.
The afternoon session was devoted to re
port of national organiser.
WYOMING TROOPS UNDER ARMS
Militia of State Called Ont to Pre
serve Order Pending Execu
tion of Horn.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Nov. 18. Governor
Chatterton returned from Denver today on
an firge,-t call fr m local officials. He
went to the Jail at 8 o'clock and in the
company of Sheriff Smaller and deputies
made a tour of the building and then se
lected place where the mllltla would be
stationed tonight, tomorrow and the day
after the execution. The mllltla will be
under arm from tonight until after Horn
"I am not expecting trouble," the gov.
emor said, "but it Is better to be on the
safe. side. It will be impossible to rescue
Horn and his friends should understand
that an attempt will only mean the slaugh
ter of many persons."
Sheriff Smaller warned the public to
keep away from the vicinity of the Jail
on the day of the execution. All persons
who have business around the court house
will be given a ribbon to wear. The color
has not been given out, nor will it be
until the hour of the execution, which ha
been set at 11 o'clock. The town Is fast
filling with strangers, every train bring
ing in new arrivals. The excitement is
growing every hour and Governor t "hatter
ton declare peace and order will be kept
at all cost.
SWOLLEN FINGER THE CLUE
Northvtesteraallroad Thinks It Has
CHICAGO. Nov. 17. A peculiar swelling
on the forefinger of hi left hand caused
George Dolle to be held to the criminal
Tourt today under bonds of 110.000 charged
with robbery by the Chicago & North
Station Agent George W. Lathrop of
Claybourne Junction positively Identified
the hand of George Dolle. as tho one hold
Ing the revolver which shot him in the ab
domen, right lung and head on the morn
ing of July 4. He swore that there could
be no mistake, and Dolle who waa recently
arrested in St. Louis, was Immediately
bound over. The shooting occurred during
the robbery of the station. Dolle Is also
accusal of complicity in the murder and
robbery at tthe street railway bar as tu this
TROOPS GO TOJ0LO ISLAND
Reported that Soldiers of lalted
States Are Engaged in Fight
MANILA. Nov. 1. An unofficial report
aaya the captain of a United States army
transport has landed reinforcements In Joio
and that fighting commenced also as soon
as the troops were landed. ( No further
particulars have been received, as the cable
A cable to the Associated Press from
Manila November 9 said that the Moros
of Jolo had broken oat In rebellion end
that Major General Wood had left for the
sceno of the disturbance. On October 30
a party of Moros attacked a battery of ar
tillery and firing was kept up all day.
Two Americans were wounded.
CHURCH IS FIFJY YEARS OLD
Areablshop Ireland Delivers Address
ttt geml-t'entennlal Celebra
tion at Clevelnnd.
CLEVELAND. O.. Nov. 18. The fiftieth
anniversary of the dedication of St. Pat
rick Roman Catholic church , was ob
served here today In that church. The
greatest Interest centered in the sermon
by Archbishop Ireland of St Paul. The
archbishop spoke for an hour and a half
and hi remark were intended to show
the tendency of moral training as a neces
sary part of every Individual and neces
sarily for th welfare of the state.
DIETRICH STARTS SATURDAY
Clearing Up Bome Routine Matters Before
He Betnrni to Belraiaa.
ATTORNEY SUMMERS IS TO TRY THE CASE
Senator rays Ha Will Demand an Im
mediate Hearing, bnt Has Kot
Yet Decided Who Will
(From a Staff Correspondent. )
WASHINGTON. Nov. 18. (Special Tele
gram.) Senator Dietrich will in all proba
bility leave for Nebraska Saturday. He
has a number of departmental matter to
look after, matter that have piled up on
him during his absence In Alaska. In
order to get things In shape he will have
to work overtime, but he 'has determined
to go to Omaha and invite trial. Ills manly
and straightforward statement Issued yes
terday brought him many telegrams of
sympathy and congratulation today. His
colleagues In the senate expressed their
belief in his honesty and integrity and
hoped he would be unhampered in his de
sire for a speedy trial.
Today Senator Dietrich had a long con
ference with the president In which ex-
Postmoster General Charles Emory Smith
was a party. While the senator refused
to state the subject of the interview It
is thought that the lease of the present
postofflce building at Hastings was gone
over and the whole subject made clear
to the president.
When asked who would be retained as
counsel to represent him Senator Dietrich
replied that while he had thought about
the matter he had reached no decision.
That question would be determined when
he reached Nebraska.
It is said that District Attorney Sum
mers had held a number of conferences
over the long distance telephone with the
Department of Justice since the grand
Jury returned Indictment against Senator
Dietrich. What these talks related to could
not be ascertained, but they all seem to
hinge about the procedure before a grand
Jury, which 1 still in session. '
Make Scrloas Mistake.
The criticism of Attorney General Knox
against Summers for interfering with the
Inquiry which a former grand Jury wanted
to make into the allegations against Sena
tor Dietrich has seemingly given Mr. Sum
mer spasms of industry. The correspon
dence between Mr. Summers and Attorney
Oeneral Knox relative to the desire on the
part of a former grand Jury to inquire into
the charges made by Leopold Hahn against
Senator Dietrich, In which Bummers states
he requested that no action be taken by
the grand Jury is looked upon here as a
serious breach on the part of the present
Mr. Summer will try the case he ha
succeeded In bringing against Senator Diet
rich. The president believes in the senator
Innocence, but there la to be no covering
up of facta.- The fullest investigation is
to be demanded, . but whether Senator
Dietrich la acquitted or convicted MX. Sum
mer has to go.
Representative Burkett asked the presl
today to appoint as a member xf the Of
clal Board of Visitor to West point next
year Jacob Dew of Tecumseh. The presi
dent stated that he would consider the
Bill t Pension Soldiers.
Representative Hlnshaw today Intro
duced a bill to pension all soldier, and
sailor of the civil war who served at
least ninety days, at the rate of $12 per
month. It also provide that widows of
deceased soldiers or sailor shall be en
titled to fl2 per month and minor of
the came 85 per month.
Representative Burke of South Dakota
called at the Indian bureau today to en
deavor to aecure some improvement to
the Pierre, (8. DS) Indian school. The school
is reported to be generally in a flourishing
condition, though additional appropriations
could be used to advantage.
District Attorney Grlgaby ' of th Nome
district of Alaska, appointed from South
Dakota, ia in Washington for th pur
pose of answering charges made against
him. Special agents have reported that his
relation with certain business Interests
make it Improper for him to continue in
office. While it la not known what the de
cision of the attorney general will be, it
Is thought Grigsby will be relieved.
' Postmasters Appointed.
Postmaster appointed: Nebraska, Rock
ford. Gage county, Hezron G. Day, vice
M. A. Willis, resigned. Iowa, Farmers
burg, Clayton county, C. F. Meier, vice
J. F. Flanlgan, resigned. South Dakota,
Lestervllle, Yankton county, John G. Engel,
vice A. L. Davison, removed.
GROWS WORSE FOR H0LBR00K
Testimony In Trial of Michigan Stat
Seantor More Damaging; Than
LANSING, Mich., Nov. 18 At today"
session of the trial of former State Senator
John Holbrook, on the charge of attempting
to bribe a Juror in the interest of Ell R.
Sutton during the tatter's trial for par
tlclpatlon In the uniform fraud, the de
fense put on the witness stand the Jury
which acquitted Sutton of the charge on
which' he later pleaded guilty, and the
prosecution brought forth some sensational
Juror Samuel E. Clay admitted that his
honest Judgment was not expressed in the
Sutton verdict Clay further said that be
fore any evidence In the case was given
Juror Everett expressed the opinion Sutton
was innocent, saying that his brother-ln
law had said to him that Sutton was a nice
man who would not be guilty of any crime.
The brother-in-law 1 Louis Frost, a clerk
In the labor bureau under Holbrook. Everett
la one of the Jurors whose name Sutton
wore was furnished by Holbrook after
consulting with Frost
Jurors CrandalU Bader and Osboro corro
borated Clay' testimony.
CONVICTS FORGE DRAFTS
Two Inmates nf Stillwater I'enlten
tlary Plead tinllty and Re.
STILLWATER, Minn., Nov. 18. O. 8
Clark and William D. Ixird, Inmate of the
state prison snd working in the thresher
factor)', committed forgery for considerable
amounts " hile in prison, and were today
Indicted by the Jury. They both pleaded
guilty to the charge of grand larceny In the
first degree and were sentenced to two
years more in the state prison, to com
mence when their present term expires.
Clark was charged with forging a draft
lor ttro, purpoeing to do urowu on iarauee
Rros. of Deer Ixidge, Mont, and Lord
forged a draft for 14. These drafts were
sent to friends outside and cashed.
CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Fair and Warmer
Thursday- Friday Fair and Warmer, with
Rain or Snow.
Temperatnre at Omaha Yesterday!
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AT WORK ON ofHER" CASES
iommera Pats In Dny Seeking Evi
dence Dealea Malice in Prose,
cntlon Against Dietrich.
United States District Attorney Summer
I looking up evidence In the Alma, Orleans,
Oxford and Arapahoe postofflce cases, with
which it is the effort to connect Senator
Dietrich. A number of witnesses from the
southwestern part of the state have been
closeted on these cases. The mutter ho
not yet been presented to the grand Jury.
The postofflce cases, it is supposed, will be
brought before the grand Jury today.
No praecipe has yet been Issued In the
Hasting cases and it Is not now thought
that there will be.
United States District Attorney W. 8.
Summers last evening made this state
ment regarding the Dietrich case:
"This action against Mr. Dietrich is not
the outgrowth of spite or political dis
appointment. When the investigation be
gan in May last, I did not, for an Instant,
think or desire, nor did I believe that Mr.
Dietrich would be Involved in It in any
discreditable way. Mr. Dietrich and I are
neither political friends nor enemies. It Is
his political enemies who have forced this
Investigation nnd not myself. The 'duty
was forced upon me as a public official and
1 sincerely hoped that Mr. Dietrich would
come out of it unsmlrched. I would have
gladly and freely gone out to the front of
this building and announced publicly that
the charges against Mr. Dietrich were
groundless, should tho findings of the grand
jury nave warrantea it.
"I have no personal dislike for Mr. Diet
rich, nor the slightest feeling of resent
ment. If he desired to recommend someone
else for the office of United States dis
trict attorney he had the perfect right to
do so. I never, either directly or Indirectly,
asked him for his support in securing my
reappointment, nor did I ever send a friend
to him soliciting his endorsement In my be'
half. Nor do I know that any one ever
went to him in my behalf. If anyone did,
It was without my knowledge or solicita
tion. I utterly and absolutely disclaim that
any malice has actuated me In this matter.
I deplore the status of the case as sincerely
as the most ardent friend of Mr. Dietrich.
I disclaim without reservation any personal
interest In thla matter. The Investigation
ha been carried on In compliance with the
customs and Instructions of the Department
of Justice and through no wish of mine,
other than to perform my duty as an of'
fleer of that department"
A number "of witnesses from Arapahoe
and Orleans are In the city to testify be
fore the grand Jury. A very bitter feel
ing prevails among the friends of the dls
placed postmaster of Arapahoe who was
a member of th Grand Army of the Re
publlo and the affair will be given a thor
ough ventilation if the present temper of
some of the witnesses Is to be taken as a
criterion. The witnesses have been' sharply
admonished against trying the case in the
federal court house corridor before their
evidence ia given before the grand Jury.
TWO MORE G0 TO PRISON
Dolnn and Gnrrett of St. Lonls Are
Sentenced to Five Years'
BT. LOUIS, Nov, 18. Judge Adams, In the
United States district court, today sen
tenced John P. Dolan, chairman of the
democratic city central committee, and Po
liceman Frank Garrett, convicted of par.
tlclpatlng in naturalisation frauds, to five
year' imprisonment In the penitentiary
and each to pay a fine of (1,000.
District Attorney Dyer asked that the
passage of sentence on Thomas E. Barrett,
former marshal of. tho St. Ixmls circuit
court of appeals, convicted on the same
charts, be deferred until after his trial on
other indictment for similar crimes.
Notice waa given of an intention to apply
for a writ of error, and the court waa
asked to release the defendant on bond
until action could be taken un the writ
Th request waa refused, and the two men
were committed to the custody of the
United States marshal to be confined In
the Jail at the Four courts until action
shall be had on the writ of error.
The sentence imposed by tho court will
be the maximum, and in passing it Judge
Adams censures the defendants severely.
MISSOURI MAN SHOOTS FATHER
William O'Mearn Wonld Xot
Laughed at. So He Committed
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 18 Aa the result of a
quarrel which followed because some one
laughed when Martin O'Meara ordered hla
son William to go to supper, the son shot
his father hist night and today the father
died. The son Is under arrest.
Martin O'Meara was M years old and con
ducted a poolroom in West St. Louis. Be
fore he died he charged hi son with the
shuotliig. which was also witnessed by
others. Willie m O'Meara la 25 years of age.
He refuses to discuss the shooting. He has
played ball for the Shreveport and Natches
clulis In the Southern league.
JAMES LYNCH MUST BE SHOT
Companion In Murder Who Appealed
to Italian Ambassador Goes
SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 18-Jumes
Lynch, convicted of the murdur of Colonel
Godfrey Prouae, whose petition for a new
trial was recently denied by the supreme
court, was today resentenced to be shot on
January 18, next. The rase against L.
King, convicted of complicity in the same
crime, and who was granted a new trial
was dismissed, and King goes free.
KEENES LEAVE ENGLISH TURF
Connrni Earlier Report tbnt They
Will Withdraw Their Racers
fur n Time.
NEW YORK, Nov. 18. Jamea R. Keene
haa personally confirmed the Aasnclated
Press dispatch from London announcing
that he and his son. Foxhall, have de
rided to withdraw, fur a time at least,
from the English turf.
TRY TO STOP STRIKE
Chicago Committee of lldoTroett Submit
Proposition to Director! ox Company.
D ARROW PREDICTS EARLY SETTLEMENT
Attorney Sajt 8tp Are Being Taken to
eaoh an Agreement.
COMMITTEE THREATENS GENERAL STRUC
Mayor Told Trouble Mutt Be Settled U
WEATHER IS AGAINST DEMONSTRATIONS
With High, Cold Wind Keeping; People
from the Street Cam nan y Oser
ate Oars on Lines Pre
CHICAGO, Nov. 18. "The prospect for a
peedy settlement of th U1k of the em
ploye of the Chicago City railway ar not
a hopeful aa they were yesterday."
This statement was made by Mayor Car
ter H. Harrison tonight after a day of con
ferences between the city council peace
commission, delegate of the striker' union
and representative of 'the Chicago City
"Whether the difficulty wilt be Anally ad
Justed by arbitration I am unable td say,"
continued th mayor. "Every effort pos
sible wo made today to have both sides to
the controversy adopt thla mean of settle
ment, but without satisfactory result. The
official of the company, however, have
promised to send me tomorrow morning a
more complete statement of their position
than they were able to give tonight hut
from today' development I am not so
sanguine as I was yesterday that they will
agree to the proposition of arbitration a
submitted by the strikers"
The meeting, which terminated Just be
fore Mayor Harrison made his declaration
regarding the dubious prospect of settling
the strike, was held between the mayor.
President Hamilton and Colonel E. R. Bliss,
attorney for the railway company. Presi
dent Mnhon of the union was also Invited,
but declined to attend, saying that he had
no power to settle anything atone, and
there was therefore no r.eed of his attend
ing the conference. The meeting lasted
until 11 o'clock and the entire ground was
gone over. None of the parties to th
meeting would say what was done, but It Is
generally understood that the company
stands where It stood at the commence
ment of the strike, willing to arbltrnto
wages, but unwilling to arbitrate tho
"closed shop," the right of th union to
control t the discharge of employe or th
claim of the union to the right of arranging
the time and manner of "routing" ear.
Larrow Is Hopeful.
A proposition for a settlement of th .
street car strike was made this evening by
the aldermanlo committee appointed by
Mayor Harrison. The offer waa the out
come of a conference with representative
of all the street car employe in Chicago.
Colonel K. K. Bliss, general counsel of th
City Railway company, immediately put
the proposal before the director of th
Attorney Clarenoe Darrow this evening
declared that the street car strlk would
be settled. On being questioned he refused
to say Just whan, in hi opinion, the settle,
ment would take place, but he did say that
the strike would not last long and that
papers bearing on the settlement were be
ing prepared. Mr. Darrow was one
counsel for the miners in the big anthracite
coal strike tnd has been identified with
the agitation here in favor of th street
While negotiations for peace between
the City Railway company and its striking
employes were pending in the city hall
through the overtures of Mayor Harrison
and the aldermanlo arbitration committee
a third line of the company's strike-bound
car waa put In operation ' today under
polio protection. Five car on the Indiana
avenue electric line were atarted under
guard of patrolmen, drawn from the Want
worth and Cottage Grove lines.
The Indiana avenue line connects with
the Wabash avenue cable line at eight
eenth street and extend southward to
Fifty-first street, midway between the
other two main linea which have been put
In operation. A greater number of train
were put in commission on Cottage Grove
avenue than were operated yesterday.
Owing to the withdrawal at police and
men to operate other lines, only flf.een
cars were operated ou Wentworth avenue.
Mayor Harrison and his meulatlon com
mittee he.d another conference with repre
sentative of the company and of th str.k
ers today. Anent the possibility ot a sym
pathetic strike ou other street car line
in Chicago, President Mahon of the Amal
gamated Association of Street Railway
"1 will not recommend a general strike,
but should the proposition be put up foi
the men to vote upon there is a stronf
prospect that they would votu to strike
This is especially true of Union Traclloj
men, who feel Justifiably ludignant oval
tactics tired by their company to aid the
City Railway company In the present
strike. Union Traction superintendents;
and foremen have been on guard on llaef
which intersect the City Railway linea
and in three rases that I know ot bavj
asked for the arrest of Union Traction nief .
whom they accused ot delaying City 1UH
Wires Are Tampered With.
Except for a few stones on the track
there was no attempt to delay the Indiani
avenue tars on the way to the bushiest
center from the born at Thlrty-nlntl
treet Neither striker nor their symp
ihtaars were present in any great number)
and th street presented a'.most It usuui
appearance a the Ave car sped along. Oi
the return, however, considerable delay waj
caused by tho "short-circuiting" of thl
line. A rope had been thrown over the trot
ley wire and a heavy copper wire drawl
up until the two met and diverted the cur
rent. A repair wagon was hurried to th
rescue and the obstacle was soon removed,
The Wentworth and Cottage Grove ave
nue cars met with only trifling interference
and carried a largely increased number oi
The wtathur had much to do with clear
ing the streets of loiterers. A biting north
west wind appeared to have affected th
enthusiasm of the "sympathisers" on foot,
while driver of wagons were little Inclined
In compliance with a request of the strik
ing stationary engineers formerly in the
employ of the Chicago City RaCway com
pany the City board of Examining En
gineers stnt Inspector Delaney to the com
pany's power houses to Investigate the alle
gation that the ordinances were being vio
lated. Delaney reported that he found a
few violations, but that they were of mluor
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