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AROUSE RUSSIAN IRE
gpeeohei of Britieh Minieters n North Sea
Affair Isflaeace Besentmest,
INDIA IS ENGLAND'S WEAKEST POINT
Cmr Hers Hat ai Opportunity to Et Up
with Britone' lea Power.
RUMOR OF CLASH IN AFGHANISTAN
Story of Tight at Knslik, in Which Bni
sian Maga-ine it Blown Up.
NQURY AT HULL COMES TO AN END
Testimony Shows Thai the Warships
X. Were hot a. Few.freda Away
r When They Op t Fire
7. ! the Trawler.
.8T. PETERSBURG. No!n The resent
?S.nt nroduced bv the'ridieechee of the
llrltish ministers on the Jforth wa Inci
pient, especially the assumption that Rus
sia hue agreed to punish tHe officers of the
Russian squadron In advance of any find
ings of the commlsssion, haa been further
Inflamed by the speech of Lord Selborne,
flrat lord of the admiralty, November 14 at
Bristol, on the danger of a Russian Inva
sion of India.
The Novoe Vremya, while philoeophlcally
disposed to hold the British Jingoes re
sponsible for this constant provocative at
titude, calling attention particularly to
Viceroy Curaon's and Lord Kltchener'a
deputatlona to Persia and Afghanistan and
disclaiming any desire of Russia to en
gage In fight, aaya that nevertheless Russia
always has a chance of evening up British
superiority at sea by a move In the direc
tion of India, and therefore naturally It Is
a great comfort to Russia that It has di
rect rail communication with Tashkend.
The Novoatl, on the contrary, makes light
of the ghost of a Russian invasion to In
dia, which British statesmen are constantly
trotting out for the benefit of the British
public, and suggests that it would be bet
ter for Great Britain to make sincere over
tures to Russia regarding the Indian bor
der instead or taxing raruge Deninu ai
ghanlstap. The king of Portugal, it Is believed here,
will be selected to name the fifth member
of the International commission which Is
to Inquire into the North sea incident, in
the event that the four admirals fall to
agree on the selection of a fifth member.
Trouble la Afghanistan.
London, Nov. 11 a dispatch to the
Pall Mall Gaiette from Moscow says a
telegram received there from Baku an
nounces that trouble has occurred between
Russians and Afghaniatana at Kushk. The
Afghanlstans, it la added, exploded a Rus
sian magazine and many soldiers were
. There are two cities named Kushk, one
In Afghanistan and one In Russian Tur
kestan, close to the Afghanistan frontier.
The latter presumably la the place re
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 18. The War
office here utterly discredits the report of
trouble- between Afghans and Russians at
Xushk. There' is direct telegraphic com-
munlcatlon with Kushk and no report of
trouble there haa been received. It la ex
plained that the magaslne is Inside the
fortress and that it is inconceivable that
the Afghans could have entered and ex
ploded it The Foreign office haa heard
nothing about the reported trouble at
Tells of Baaslaa Ships.
HULL, . England. Nov. IS. On the re
sumption of the Board of Trade inquiry
Into the North sea Incident today the wit
nesses merely corroborated the evidence
The mate of the trawler Oceanic testi
fied that one of the big Russian vessel!
remained behind after firing, but It did not
speak to any of the trawlers, nor did It
inquire what injury had been done. After
waiting for a half hour It sailed off. Asked
by Dr. Wood house, counsel for the Russian
embassy, "what were the Russians firing
atT" the mate of the trawler Forth replied:
"At us. I think."
Dr. Woodhouse elicited from another wit
ness that the Russian warships whose
searchlights were turned on the trawlers
did, not fire.
Skipper Haines of the trawler Cmoul
meln said that at ( o'clock in the morning
after the attack he saw a battleship three
lengths away Just like the Russian vessels
which fired on the trawlers.
The boatswain of the Moulmeln also saw a
"big ship" between 4:15 and 6:30 the morn
ing of October 22. It was much bigger than
a torpedo boat, but he could not say It
it was a battleship.
Dr. Woodhouse cross-examined this wit
ness, but he stuck to his story, adding that
the vessel was not British, but was "par
ticularly like the one which was firing
upon us the night before."
All the witnesses reiterated emphatic de
nials that any strange vessels were among
the fleet or anything that could be mis
taken for torpedo boats.
The skipper of the Mino said the Rus
sians were so close that the fishermen
could hear the bugle calls which preceded
the firing. The third Russian vessel was
only fifty yards off when it fired.
On cross-examination the skipper in
formed Dr. Woodhouse that he considered
the Russians to be "demons possessed,"
when he realised that they were firing
"live"' shots. The skipper of the Gull, the
last witness, replying to Dr. Woodhouse,
said that when the trawler Crane's lights
were extinguished after the firing ceased
lie miolook the Crane for a torpedo boat
The Inquiry was adjourned.
Ramor at Break la 'Negotiations.
LONDON. Nov. 17.-The Daily Telegraph's
St. Petersburg correspondent who, through
out, lias taken somewhat alarmist views
regarding the outcome of the North sea
dispute, in a telegram this morning as
serts that the admiralty has gained an
ascendancy which compels the Foreign of
fice to repudiate its agreement with Great
Britain and that Count Benckendorff, Rus
sian ambassador to Great Britain, will be
niaoe the scapegoat and probably will be
recalled. Meantime, he adds, the 'negotia
tions are at a standstill and the matter
will be referred to the emperor.
A dispatch to the Keuter Telegram com
pany from Su Petersburg, however, con
firms the Associated Press dispatches to the
effect that Russia does not desire in any
way to recede from the basis of the agree
ment, but proposes a modification of the
language submitted in the British text
and the Dally Telegraph. Itself, in an edi
torial. Is Inclined to hope that referenoe
of the matter to the emperor gives prom
ises of a satisfactory settlement of the
natter. The paper concludes by saying
thai It "cannot believe the caur will treat
thus lightly the word of Russia pledged In
BANQUET AT WINDSOR CASTLE
Klasj Edward UUes a Feast la St.
Ueorge's Hall la Honor of Kle
Charles of Portugal.
LONDON, Nov. 1.-The state banquet at
Wlndsot castle tonight In honor of King
Charles and Queen Ameile of Portugal,
equalled In brilliancy the previous magnifi
cent functions at which European rulers
have been the guests of Oret Britain s
ruling monarchs In the historic St. George's
hall. The guests, numbering 166. included
members of the royal family, foreign rep
resentatives at the court of St. James,
cabinet ministers, leaders of the opposition,
military and naval officials and others
prominent In the highest circles of Great
The banquet was served on one long
table. King Edward sat at the center,
with Queen Amelle at his right.
King Charles, with Queen Alexandra at
his left, sat opposite King Edward. It was
a wonderful scene. At either end of the
hall great masses of gold plate were placed,
and hundreds of lights formed an avenue
of brilliant coloring, flashing and spark
ling with a fsbulnus wealth of Jewels.
Music by the band of the Irish guards,
Including Portuguese selections. There
were only two speeches. That of King
Edward, toasting King Charles, was fol
lowed by the playing of the Portuguese
anthem, and the Brlilsh anthem was
played when King Charles had responded
with a toast to King Edward.
After the dinner presentations were
made to King Charles and Queen Amelle,
In the reception hall, In the following or
der: First, the diplomatic corps; second, mem
bers of the British government; third,
members of the late administration.
A special train with the guests left Wind
sor at 11:46 o'clock for London.
FRENCH CABINET TOTTERING
Paris Hears that Several Ministers
Will Follow Example
PARIS, Nov. 1.-The stability of the en
tire cabinet Is considered to be seriously
threatened by the resignation yesterday of
the war minister, General Andre. Reports
circulate that Marine Minister Pelletan,
Foreign Minister Delcasse and other min
isters are about to resign, but those who
are close to these ministers say the rep rta
are unfounded. Howevtr, It is conceded
that the cabinet as a whole Is not likely to
The private view of some of the best In
formed persons within ministerial circles
Is that a new cabinet will be formed in
the .course of the three wteks. It Is con
sidered certain that Foreign Minister Del
casse will remain In the reorganised cab
inet. RISSIA ALLEGES A DIFFERENCE
No Aaaloary Between Conditions When
Csar Called Conference.
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 18. An official
note issued here today controverts the
analogy drawn in the proposal for the
new peace conference between the present
situation and the situation at the time of
The Hague conference.
It -points out that France had trans
mitted to Washington Spain's desire for
peace before a suggestion of the confer
ence was fofiiiulated and that the Russian
circular convoking the conference was Is
sued only after the (conclusion of peace.
Blar Deal In Pnlp Lands.
ST. JOHNS. N. F., Nov. 16. Henry M.
Whitney of Ronton, president of the New
foundland Timber Estates company, today
transferred to Sir Alfred Harmsworth &
Brothers, the London publishers, lumber
areas in this Island on which the Harms-
worths propose establishing large pulp
mills. The price paid ' was 1500,000. The
Harmsworths will spend 22,000,000 next year
in erecting pulp mills.
Trials Proceed at Gomel.
GOMEL, Russia, Nov. 16. The trial of
the persons charged with being responsible
for the rioting of September, 1903, con
tinues. An attempt was made today to
show that several of the witnesses had
been bribed by Perepletchlkoff, one of tho
Jew defendants, but the testimony was very
New Editor for London Standard.
LONDON. Nov. 16. H. A. Gwlnne, Ren
ter's chief correspondent in the South Afri
can, Soudan and Turco-Greek war service,
has been appointed editor of the London
Standard under the new regime.
DRUGGISTS AGREE ON TERMS
Clash Expected at Meeting; of Whole
sale Association Does Not
NEW YORK. Nov. 16.-The Pght expected
to come up today before tho National
Wholesale Druggists' association ever the
report of the committee on iropnetary
goods did not materialise, the house re
sponsible for the Issue withdrawing the
monetary penalty clause and all the other
proprietary houses acquiescing.
For the board of control H. W. Evans
of Kansas City reported settling the mat
ter of credits and discounts. The report
gave thirty days and 1 per cent for cash
In ten days. Formerly sixty days and lhi
and 2 per cent were allowed.
The nominating committee of the Na.
tlonal Wholesale druggists reported the
following officers for the association next
year, which Is equivalent to election, which
occurs in the morning:
President. M. Carey Peters of Louisville;
first vice president, A. D. Parker of New
Orleans; second vice president, A. D. Stew
art of Seattle, Wash.; third vice president,
Charles Cook of Portland, Me.; fourth vice
president, A. J. Moore of Sioux City, la.;
fifth vice president, Carl Lelght of Evans-
ville, Ind.; treasurer, S. M. Strong of
Cleveland, O.; secretary, J. B. Toms of In
dianapolis, Ind.; board of control, L. V.
Hall of Cleveland, O.. chairman; Fred L.
Carter of Boston, William J. Mouney of
Indianapolis, Charles W. Snow of Syracuse,
N. V , and James W. Morrison of Chicago.
New Tork City was chosen as the next
WANT LEGAL RIGHTS DEFINED
National Railroad t onimlaalosera De.
sire I'nlforsa Law on SabJect
I Personal Panacea.
BIRMINGHAM. Ala., Nov. 18 -At to
day's session of the National Railroad com
mission the various committees reported.
The report of the executive committee
dealt among other things with the matter
of damages for injuries and the welfare
of passengers and common shippers.
Upon recommendation the executive com
mittee was Instructed to prepare a bill for
enactment into law by the various stats
legislatures covering thee subjects, denn
ing the rights ot each party In the pr-m-kua.
AUSTRIA WILL TAKE PART
Government at Vienna Accepts Invitation
to Attend 8eooid Hague Conference.
OTHER NATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO JOIN
When Notice Haa Been Received
Work Will Be Started on Pro
posed Protrim for the
WASHINGTON. Nov. 16. Ambassador
Storer has cabled the State department
from Vienna that the Austro-Hungarlan
government la willing to participate in the
second Hague conference called by Presi
dent Roosevelt This Is believed to be the
first official acceptance of the Invitation,
although It Is known that most of the Eu
ropean powers are willing to attend the
With the conditlonsl acceptance of the
president's Invitation, which are expected
within the present month, negotiations wtll
begin at once to perfect the program.
Prince Fushlml today visited the capitol,
the congressional library, the Washington
monument and several points of Interest.
He was escorted by Assistant Secretary
of State Pierce and Colonel Simons his
special aide while in this country, and was
accompanied by his aides-de-camp. The
carriage of the prince was followed by
secret service men and surrounded by a
guard of bicycle policemen. Prince Fush
lml was entertained at formal luncheon at
the new Willard hotel. Secretary Hay
had Intended entertaining him at hla own
home, but the change of plan was made
necessary by the death of the secretary's
brother, and while the luncheon nominally
was extended by Secretary Hay, Assist
ant Secretary Loomis acted as Mr. Hay's
representative and the host of the oc
casion. The following were the guests:
Prince Fushlml, A. Sato, Count S. Ter
shlms. Major S. Mlhara, N. Watanabe,
Dr. K. Rokkaku. the charge d'affaires
of Japan; the secretary of war, the post
master general, the attorney general, the
secretary of agriculture, the admiral of
the navy. Lieutenant General Chaffee,
Senator Foraker, Senator CuIIom, Crosby
8. Noyes, editor of the Washington Even
ing Star; John W. Foster, former secre
tary of state; W. W. Rockhill, director
of the Bureau of American Republics; H.
H. D. Pelrce, assistant secretary of state;
A. A. Adee, assistant secretary of state;
Mr. Loomis, acting secretary of state;
Colonel Simons, United States array, spe
cial aide to the prince, and Commander
Spencer Wood, United States navy, aide
to Admiral Dewey.
Catholic I'nlvcrslty Directors Meet.
The semi-annual meeting of the board of
directors of the Catholic university of
America convened at the university today
and considered matters of importance con
nected with the future of the institution.
Chief of these were the renunciation of the
Catholic creed by the Marquise des Mon
stelrs, formerly Miss Gwendolln Caldwell,
whose generosity founded the university,
and the bankruptcy case of Thomas E.
Waggaman, treasurer of the university,
whose failure may seriously embarrass the
board In providing finances for Immediate
The statement of the American marquise,
made public yesterday m a communication
to the Associated Press from Rome, under
date of October 10, came as a complete sur
prise to officials of the university. It is
snnounced that action of any kind will not
be taken by the board of trustees without
more deliberation. When the meeting was
called to order among those present were
Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop Keane of
Dubuque. Bishop Spalding of Peoria and
Georege E. Hamilton of this city, attorney
for the university.
At today's session of the board the Wag
gaman case was the principal matter con
sidered, but It was not decided to give a
statement to the public at this time.
The statement Issued giving an Inter
view with the Marquise des Monstlera was
taken up, but not as a part of the business
of the board. Most of the members are
acquaintances of the marquise and the
discussion was wholly of a personal na
ture. To an Associated Press representative
one of the members said the board is loath
to give consideration to the case and is
particularly opposed to having any member
quoted In regard to the rase. "It Is not
understood by us," he said, "and until a
formal communication comes we should not
like to talk about it."
Mronlow Denies Cbarsjes.
John B. . Brownlow of Tennessee, who
was dismissed from the postal service
yesterday by order of the president, denies
that he refused to furnish the depart
ment with a detailed statement of his re
ceipts and disbursements while acting as
disbursing officer of the department at the
St. Louis exposition.
Removes aa Alaskan Marshal.
President Roosevelt has removed Frank
H. Richards, United States murshal for
the Nome dlstrlot. In Alaska, and has re
quested the resignation of Judge Mel
ville C. Brown of the Juneau district. This
action Is the result of the Investigation of
the Alaska Judiciary made recently by
Assistant Attorney General Day. The case
against Judge Alfred 8. Moore Is held In
NATIONAL GRANGE MEETING
Opening; Session of Convention at
Portland, Ore. Master Aaron
Jones Reads Report.
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 16. The thirty
eighth annual session ot the National
Grange convened today with Worthy Mas
ter Aaron Jones of South Bend, Ind., pre
siding. Ths committee on credentials found
that two delegates each from twenty-six
states were eligible to vote in the conven
tion. The sessions are secret Two mem
bers of the national executive committee
are to be elected. ' There will be no elec
tion of officers at this session, the present
officials holding over 'until next year.
At the afternoon session Master Aaron
Jones read his annual report, which was
followed by the reports of the state master
and other officers of the organisation.
Tonight an open session and reception
waa held in the large National guard
MAIL ROBBER IS ARRESTED
Mil Wanted in California Appro,
headed at Homo of Hla Father
at St. Joseph.
ST. JOB E PH. Mo.. Nov. 16. -O. R- Holll
day, wanted In Portland. Ore., charged
with robbing the malls, while he waa a
rural route carrier two years ago, was ar
rested this afternoon at his father's home
In Jamesport. Mo. The ease wss worked
up by Inspector J. T. Clarke of Spokane,
Wash., who located Holllday with consid
erable difficulty. Holllday confessed hla
guilt te the federal authorities.
OMAHA, Neb., Nor. 16, 1004.
The Bee Publishing Co., Omaha,
Neb.: Gentlemen lu last Sunday's
Issue of your paper we Inserted a
number of f inn 11 want arts, among
w hich the following appeared: "Tel
egraph Iepartinout will be open in
December, Boyles College."
The inquiries to our Sunday ad
vertising In frenernl has been satis
factory, but this ad In particular has
attracted unusual attention, as Is
proven by the numerous cnlls and
letters which we have received. this
Week concerning our telegraph de
partment. As this sd appeared In The Bee
only, you are entitled to full credit
for the extraordinary results ob
tained. Please renew the above ad until
erdered discontinued, respectfully,
II. B. Boyles, Tres,
SAYS RATES ARE TOO LOW
Official of "Katy" Testifies Before In
terstate Commerce Commis
sioners at Chicago.
CHICAGO. Nov. 1. Today's session of
the Interstate Commerce commission's
hearing of the case between the Texas
Cattle Raisers' association and the south
western railroads was largely devoted to
an examination of J. W. Maxwull, assist
ant general superintendent of the Missouri,
Kansas . Texas railroad, and -. Hale,
traffic manager of the ame line. Mr.
Maxwell was queetioned rcgaid'u the iiet
earnings of the live stock shipments as
compared with other kinds of frtifiht. .
Mr. Hale testified that so many ele
ments enter Into the making of a rate on
live stock that the existing rates are, In bis
Judgment, unreasonably low.
"We axe not only running a railroad,"
said Mr. Hale, "but an insurance com
pany, as It were, besides, for we are In
most cases held responsible for ell ani
mals that are injured or die lu transit.
The element of .risk should bo considered
in making these rates.
J. D. Bethard, superintendent of trans
portation of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas
Railroad company, testified to difficulties
In maintaining: the necessary equipment
for handling live stovk traffic Among
other things, he stated that it was neces
sary for the road to haul empty cars after
unloading 100 miles for cleaning and dis
infecting. In the examination of J. M. Hannaford.
second vice president ot the Northern Pa
cific railroad, it developed that the objec
tion to the rates mads by that company
has been withdrawn since the recent hear
ing in Denver. r
"Competition has forced us to make the
rates which prevail on our llneo," said
Mr. Hannaford. "Of recent years there
have been several encroachments on our
territory and our rates being forced down.
Our cattle business had been gradually de
creasing for the last seven or eight years."
Mr. Hannaford's testimony showed that
of last year's earnings 3.4 per cent was
from live stock and of the claims paid
for 'damages by his company 4.6 per cent
was for damage to live stock and persons
in charge of ahlpmenilW
"There has been no material, increase
In rates in the last five years," said the
witness. "During the time our road waa
under the management of the Northern
Securities company no effort was made to
make any change whatever in rates for
NAN PATTERSON TRIAL BEGINS
Drawtnsr Jury at New York for Case
Agvalnst Woman Charged
NEW TORK, Nov. 16. After more than
five months In the Tombs prison awaiting
trial on a charge of murder, it was ex
pected that Nan Patterson, the alleged
slayer of Caesar Young, would face a Jury
In the criminal branch of the supreme
court today. Delay, first from one cause
and then from another, has been a promi
nent feature in the case ever since Miss
Patterson was taken Into custody after the
tragi o death of Young in a cab in which
he and the young woman were driving to
the pier where Young was to take a
steamer for Europe.
In anticipation of the beginning of the
Patterson trial the criminal branch of the
supreme court was crowded with specta
tors when Justice Vernon M. Davis took
his seat on the bench today. There was
only a slight delay before It was announced
that everything for the opening of the trial
was In readiness. Miss Patterson, dressed
in black, was brought In by prison attend
ants and took a seat beside her counsel,
Abraham Levy and Daniel O Rellly. Her
father, J. Randolph Patterson of Waah-ing-on,
had a seat within the bar enclosure.
The work of selecting a Jury from a special
panel of 100 talesmen was begun at once.
The examination of each talesman was
conducted with extreme thoroughness and
one man. who apparently had passed all
the requirements, was turned away by the
defense when he said, In answer to a ques
tion, that he had friendly feelings toward
District Attorney Jerome.
Elwood Hendricks, a broker, was the
first man to answer all the questions to the
satisfaction of both the prosecution and the
The prosecution will depend entirely upon
circumstantial evidence in building up their
case against the defendant, according to
a statement made by Assistant District At
torney Rand, during the examination of
talesmen. Richard S. White, a lumber
dealer, had declared himself opposed to
finding a verdict In a capital case on cir
cumstantial evidence alone and referred to
ths possibility of eye witnesses to the
shooting testifying before the Jury.
"So far as I know," said Mr. Rand, "ths
prosecution does not Intend to call any eye
witnesses to the shooting of Caesar Young."
Four Jurors had been accepted when ad
journment waa taken for the day.
Seven Men Rescued.
PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 16.-After having
been lashed to a mast for more than twenty-four
hours, and with the hope of being
rescued almost abandoned, Captain Fisber
and crew of seven men of the brig C. C.
Bweaney were taken from their perilous
position Tuesday afternoon by the steamer
Hawaiian, from Honolulu, for this port.
The men suffered greatly from exposure
to the weather, but are apparently no
worse for their experience. I
Stranded Sailors Arrive.
PHILADELPHIA. Nov. It. The steam
ship Hawaiian, from Honolulu tor Philadel
phia, passed In the Delaware Breakwater
today with Captain Planer and the crew
of seren men of the abandoned brig C. O.
Sweenvy, on board. The Hawaiian took
the Sweeney's crew oft yesterday near
Cape Henry. The Sweeney waa loaded
with lumber and was watrriosged when
abandonad. It b.nind from Cbarealou.
ti. ii. for Philadelphia. " ur""'
LETTER FROM ROOSEVELT
President Writes to the National sVngress
DISCUSSES PROBLEMS AFFECTING WEST
He Advises Wise, Ooneervatlve Aetloa
oa Broad Lines that Will Bene
fit All Interests Texas
EL PASO, Tex., Nov. 16 The National
Irrigation congress today was divided Into
five sections, each section meeting In a
different hall. A paper on the subject of
"Rural Settlements," by Commander Booth
Tucker, has been presented to the con
gress. Aside from the technical Information
brought out, the session today wn de
void of unusual Interest, but all the dele
gates paid close attention to the meetings
In the various halls, and the convention Is
proving very profitable. The Mexican dele
gates are enthusiastic over the prospect of
being officially recognised by the conven
tion. It Is understood that they will re
turn to organize a congress for Mexico, but
they want affiliation with this congress
Among the resolutions Introduced and re
ferred wss one asking that congress Include
Texas In the list of states that may be
benefitted from the natlonaj Irrigation
funds; one urging legislation appropriating
funds for the creation of additional forest
reserves and another repeating and em
phasizing tho resolutions of previous con-
i greases In favor of consolidating all gov
ernment forestry work In the Department
Letter from the President.
The following letter from President
Roosevelt was read and aroused much en
thusiasm: WASHINGTON, Nov. lO.-To the National
Irrigation Congress: It Is a pleasure to
send my greeting to you, both as president
of the United States and aa a man who has
lived In the west and Is eager for its pros
perity. Whatever any man or body of men
may believe as to any question In political
controversy, we may all unite in the great
duty of Internal Improvement; the duty of
making every foot of soil, every stream and
every other resource of natural or humane
origin, contributory to the very utnKist, to
the permanent prosperity of our country. I
congratulate you because you are no longer
striving for what once seemed s distant
hope; you are no longer engaged In a cam
paign of education for the passage of a
reclamation act. On the contrary, your
first great object Is achieved. You have yet
to consider what has been done and what
Is being done under that act by the recla
mation service, to consider means to give it
Its largest and widest results, and to dis
cuss tne broad problem of Irrigation
methods and practices. It Is through your
efforts, and those of men like you, that the
people of the United States as a nation
undertook to attack the desert spd to do
away with it not only so far as there Is
water now for that purpose, but to the ful
lest extent for which water may be de
veloped hereafter. Such an attack can be
successful only when based on accurate
knowledge. When the reclamation act was
passed, the essential facts ss to stream
flow had been ascertained In many parts of
the United States and the scientific basis
for national reclamation, which otherwise
would have taken years to accumulate,
was already In a large part at hand. The
fct that so much progress has already been
made by the reclamation service Is a strik
ing example of the advantage of scientific
Investigation by the general government.
Building for Great Future.
It mayD"e true that to the man whose In
terest Is limited by Immediate results the
admirable work of the reclamation service
at times seems slow, but we are building
for a great' future, and It Is far more Im
portant that the works built ahould be per
manent and successful than that they
should be completed in haste. There will
be no unwise hurry: neither will there be
any unnecessary delay.' Most of the great
problems of organization and methods have
now been solved, and progress In con
struction and settlement Is being made with
Increasing rapidity. The passage of the
reclamation law was a great atep toward
realizing the best methods to produce water
for irrigation. "But always and In every
place the best use of public lands Is their
use by the man who has come to stay.
There are unfortunately In every part of
our country a few men whose Interests are
tmrely temporary, who are eager to Bklm
he cream and go.
Instead of using the forests conservatively
they would, for example, abuse and destroy
the natural reservoirs upon which nation!
Irrigation depends, to the permanent loss
of every agency which makes for the true
development and lasting greatness of the
lrrlglble states. Such Interests cannot be al
lowed to control. Now that your first great
object has been accomplished In the pas
sage of the reclamation law, you should
make yourselves the guardians of the fu
ture. Independence of Interests.
In forestry, grazing and mineral wealth
the foundation stones of the new and
greater west for Irrigation and every other
interest which you represent the period of
excluslvenes Is past. The stock Interests
are no longer independent of the mining
Interests, nor either of them Independent of
the Irrigator. A closer interweaving than
ever beiore Is at hand among all the great
Interests of the whole country. One can
not prosper without the other. So the fu
ture growth and greatness of the other
western Interests will depend In the first
degree upon the development of Irrigation,
and the development of Irrigation will de
pend upon the protection and wise use of
the existing forests and the creation of
new ones, and the proper control of the
grazing. Your work for the good of one In
terest Is for the good of all.
Senator Newlands of Nevada Is the most
talked of man for the next presidency of
WRIGHT COMPLETES HIS WORK
Report on Winnebagro Investigation
Is Awaited with Much
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16.-(SpeclaI Tele
gram.) A. O. Wright, supervisor of Indian
schools, who has been engaged recently In
Investigating abuses upon the Winnebago
Indian reservation. Is expected to arrive
in Washington the latter part of this week
to report his findings to Commissioner
Jones. Father Schell of the Catholic mis
sion and others charged that liquor was
being Illegally sold to the Wlnnebagos by
persons residing In Homer, Neb., and other
towns contiguous to the Winnebago reser
vation and that generally the Wlnnebagoa
were being defrauded by land sharks. All
of these charges Supervisor Wright was
Instructed to investigate to the bedrock.
His report is awaited with much interest
at the Indian bureau.
Iosa rural routes ordered estab
lished December 15: Church. Allamakee
county, route 1; population, 62S; houses on
route, 106. Lansing, Allamakee county,
routes 2 and I; population 1.090; houses,
21. Waterville, Allamakee county, route 2;
population, MS; houses, 100.
Rural carriers appointed: Nebraska
Ansley, route I; Charles J. Savolle, car
rier; David P. Scott, substitute. South
Dakota Wiufred, route I; Robert Yulll.
carrier; Kitty A Yulll. substitute.
Postmaster appointed: Mrs. Rosa Powell,
at Mlneola, Polk county, Neb., vice L. W.
Masaey, removed; B. H. CarUord, at Dexl
ter, Coddlngton county, 8. D., vice Charles
B. Hueatls, resigned.
Smbsertptioas for Japanese Lsaa.
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. U.-1'p to dsts
tha sum of U.lWt.wM haa hea sobarribd In
this city for the Japauvse war loan. There
are in all 111 subo nbvrs and Uta amounts
range frutn Rw te (UHOMk.
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair Thursday aad Friday. ,
Temperature at Omaha 'eaterdayi
Den-. Hoar. Dear.
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SUMMARY OF THE WAR NEWS
Report that Port Arthur Garrison Will
Be Able to Hold Out for
Insofar as the contents of the report sent
by General Stoessel to Emperor Nicholas
by the torpedo boat destroyer Rastoropny.
which craft was sunk In the, harbor of Che
Foo after accomplishing the purpose of Its
dash out of Port Arthur, have come to pub
lic knowk-dge. It serves to Indicate that the
Russian military commander at Port
Arthur regurds the crisis of the siege aa
The report asserts that the Inner line of
defenses Is Intact; that the damage to war
ships In the harbor by Japanese shells Is
not great and that the garrison will be able
to bold out against assault for some time.
Conditions south of Mukden remain un
changed, although there are said to be In
dications that Important developments are
ONE OF CODY BANDITS CAUGHT
Posy from Thermopolls Captures
Taller of the Two W j-o-mlnic
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Nov. 16. (Special
Telegram.) At 4 o'clock this afternoon a
pome under Deputy Sheriff Edwards, whose
saloon and gambling house at Thermopolls
was held up by two masked men early yes
terday morning, captured one of the out
laws near the mouth of Owl creek, six
miles below Thermopolls, In the Bad Lands.
The bandit not only admits that he held up
the Edwards place, but he snswers to the
description of one of the desperadoes who
made the descent upon the Cody bank two
weeks ago and killed Cashier Mlddaugh.
The outlaw will not give his name. He
was captured while drinking from the
creek and the officers had no trouble In
disarming him. In his pockets was found
a large quantity of the money stolen from
the Edwards place, together with watches
and guns. Three or four persons who saw
the robbers at Cody have started for Ther
mopolls to Identify the prisoner and he
will be closoly guarded until they arrive.
Officers at Thermopolls who participated
In the two weeks' chase after the bandits
following the Cody hold-up are positive the
prisoner Is the taller of the two that en
tered the Cody bank and the one that
killed Mlddaugh. The desperado denies any
knowledge of the Cody hold-up and while
admitting the Thermopolls robbery he says
he had no accomplices. His story is not
believed. The people are greatly excited
over the capture and should the tall outlaw
prove to be the Cody bank robber and mur
derer he will never reach the county aeat
alive, for the Indignant peopli of Cody have
sworn to avenge the death of Mlddaugh
and set an example that will be a warning
to 'he (rang cf desperadoes.
Ive. .re now scouring- the Hud Lands
for the remaining members of the gang.
JAMES GILMORE FOUND DEAD
Former Resident of Omaha Dies In
St. Louis and Coroner Is
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 16. (Special Telegram.)
James Q. Ollmore, aged S3, of GUmore
& Ruhl, wholesale clothiers, died today at
his Westminster Place home. He had noti
fied his partner that he would be down
early Wednesday, having been indisposed,
but his family persuaded him to remain In
bed. The coroner investigated the case
and decided an InqueBt was unnecessary.
Both partners came from Omaha ten
The Idea of suicide suggested by the In
quest on the late James Ollmore Is scouted
by local Jobbers.
"He was a fleshy man and a heavy eater,"
said F. P. Klrkendall, the shoe man. "I
was down there a few weeks ago' and I
saw then he was In danger of apoplexy or
some attack of that sort. The firm of Oil;
more & Ruhl was In excellent condition and
haa been ao ever since it began manufac
turing in St. Louis."
The company was prominently engaged
In clothing Jobbing in Ojnaha for three or
four years. It had the building near Elev
enth and Harney streets, now occupied by
the Lindsay Rubber company. The hard
times particularly affected its line of busi
ness, so it removed to Bt. Louis, where It
would have a larger field. It did not manu
facture In this city, but In St. Louis had
sold only Its own goods. Mr. Ollmore hud
a large circle of friends In Omaha among
the Jobbers and in. Cat hollo society.
KING MAY INVEST IN OMAHA
Financial Representative of Albert
Edward to Pay This City
NEW YORK, Nov. 16. (Special Tele
gram.) Sir Ernest Cassell, King Edward's
private financial secretary, left here today
on a special train as the guest of Jacob H.
Schlff, the great Wall street banker and
representative of the largest European
banking houses and investors lu New York,
to make a tour of Inspection of a number
of the largest cities in the United States
offering Inducements for safe and sure In
vestments of the king's private funds.
Pittsburg, Chicago, St, Paul, Omaha, Kan
sas City, SL Louis and cities In the south
and southwest are in the itinerary and sill
be visited before bis return here, as his
trip is purely one of business and very Im
portant financial deals are expected to re
sult Wall street reports steam and electric
railroad bonds and improved city real es
tate, offering Immediate and steady rev
enues ter regular income, are the king's
favorite Investments, when located eln ter
ritory showing enterprise and progressive
development. Sufflrfcntly long stops are
to be made in each city to permit Sir
Ernest to fully fnvestlgate and examine re
sources and renditions, as well ss such
property as la brought tn his favnrabale
notice for investment King Edward is
said already to be quits a large holder of
Omaha real carats and Sir Ernest will In
spect those hnliflngs with ths agents.
Parker Moves to Sew Tork,
NEW YORK. Nov. 14 Judae Alton B.
Porker, rect'iit democratic candidate for
president, operand a law office here today.
. , .. , . . . i. .. . ,.... ..
had beuoine a resident of this city, that
Mrs. Parker would join him hers toituy and
that they would at unne aicuie a borne In
the city. He said he had not entered Into
punnei-shtp with auyune aud woaid pruc
lies law aione.
Russian Torpedo Boat is Blows Up in Ear
bar of 01i Fso,
CARRIES A MESSAGE TO THE CZA
Keport from General Stoeiiel Tells of 0on
ditioDS at Port Arthur.
GARRISON CAN HOLD OUT FOR SOME TIME
Ship Run Blockade and Brings AmmniU
tioa and Hospital Sappliea.
RUSSIAN COMMANDER TELLS OF ESCAPE
Pastrnphnny Rnna the Japanese
Blockade at Port Arthnr lining
nilndlnar Snowstorm Had
Orders to Destroy Ship.
CHE FOO, Nov. 11 The Russians havs.
blown up the torpedo boat destroyer Ras
The Russians, with the excepl'r.n of ona
man, left the destroyer during the' ai' T
This last man lit fuses and blew up ths
vessel; There were three dull explosions,
which mere scarcely discernible 100 yards
from the place where they occurred.
Almost simultaneously the Rastoropny
sunk and settled on the bottom.
A battle spar murks Its grave.
Vnder Orders to Destroy Ship,
11:30 p. m. The correspondent of the As
soclated Press learned authoritatively to- .
night that the Rastoropny carried sealed
orders providing that unless there came a,
highly favorable opportunity to eacape tha
vessel should be blown up.
Sufficient powder for this purpose was
secreted before the destroyer left Port Ar
thur. Small charges of ordinary powder, placed
In each of the five water tight compart
ments, were exploded.
Customs Officer Koenlg wss on board tho
destroyer and the Russians experienced
considerable difficulty In getting him oft
without arousing his suspicions. The de
stroyer's cutter, manned by two men, was
lying near and the official waa persuaded
to take a ride around the Rastoropny In
order that he might see the Injuries it wss
alleged to have received. No sooner had
the customs officer stepped Into the cutter
than a petty officer drew hla watch and
urged the rowers to make all speed away.
When the destroyer had gone down ths
official was taken on shore.
The Japanese consul says that the Rus
slans wasted their vessel, as the Rye
shitelnl incident would not have been re
Jap Boats Are Seen.
Two Japanese torpedo boat destroyers
were seen at the mouth of the harbor to
night and their presence undoubtedly pre
cipitated the action of ths Russians l4
blowing up the-Rastoropny. '' ' v'
The explosion was so subdued and that
crew remained so silent that it was some
time before the report of the affair becama
current. Even the officials most lntlmatefy
concerned got the news from the corre
The Japanese consul says that nine of
the Russian crew came ashore with their
rifles, against which action he - has pro
tested to the authorities.
No Reason Known for Act.
It Is Impossible tonight to secure an ex
planation of the action Of . the Russians,
but it Is believed that they were deter
mined not to allow a repetition of tha
RyeBhitelnl Incident. Prior to the destruc
tion of the destroyer the taotal had offi
cially notified the Japanese . consul that
Its disarmament had been completed, tho
breech blocks and ammunition having;
been removed and the machinery disabled.
During the afternoon the Russian consul
officially notified the taotajl that tha de
atroyer had been driven toward Che Foo
by a heavy sea and that it had been de
elded to disarm It, because its machinery
had been disabled. This la looked on 1st
aome quarters here as the throwing of s
transparent veil over the purpose ot the
vessel's visit. '
Promise to Disarm Boat.
2:30 p. m. The captain of the Russian,
torpedo boat destroyer Rastoropny, which,
put Into this harbor early this morning,
has notified tha Chinese authorities that
he will disarm. It la believed that this de
cision was arrived at after oommunlcatlns;
with SU Petersburg.
There is reason to believe that Japanese
cruisers have been watching the port,
although a steamer which has Just arrived
Sw no Japanese war vessel.
It Is rumored that the Rastoropny
brought a dispatch from General Stoessel
aaklng the St. Petersburg authorities for In
m ructions as to whether hs would continue
to hold out, awaiting relief, or make im
mediate arrangements with the Japanese
for surrender upon the most advantageous
terms possible. This rumor cannot be veri
fied, but It is obvious that only dispatches
of the highest importance would impel
'General Stoessel to risk the loss of a war
ship by sending It out upen such a mission
In fsee of the rigid blockade maintained oft
Port Arthur by the Japanese fleet.
BnowfaaT at Port Arthnr.
Ths cummander of the Rastoropny (n aa
interview on his adventurous voyage, said:
I U ft Port Arthur at midnight in a
blinding snow storm. Ths boat waa navi
gated through all the dangers of floating
mines without a mishap. On reaching tho
open sea we saw a Japanese cruiser and
aoms torpedo swats in the distant, but
we were steaming rapidly through the
storm with lights extinguished and passed
them unuotlced. We reached Che i'eo
without mishap of any kind.
Ths commander ot the torpedo boat de
stroyer was optimistic with reference to
Pert Arthur. lis declared that ail tha forts
remained in Russian hands and that ths
garrison was confident and tn good spirits.
Tha farmer Russian governor of Pert
Ialny, M. Sakharoff, died recently at Port
Arthur of enteric fever.
Commander Palexn added that the de
stroyer's object was simply to carry dis
patches. Ths other Russian ships re
mained at Purt ArthUB.
Aaehors Near Amorteaa Ship.
The Rjsturupny balug ons of tha fasten.
of the Russian veasela. soun outdistanced
Its pursuers aii4 entered Che Too with a
muslo box playing a sprightly air and ths
savor)' odor of a breakfast steak appar
ently testifying to the fact that Port Ar
thur waa still enjoying fresh meat. Tha
destroyer aped like an arrow at 1:60 a. m,
and achored a fow hundred yards abaft tho
United States crulaer New Orleans, flag
siUit uX Rear Admiral Volger, fit manner
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