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OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 18, 1904 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
CZAR MAKES DENIAL
Eeport that Ambassador at Londoi it to Bt
Recalled Denounced at Absurd.
DISSATISFIED WITH ENGLISH TEXT
Bnuians Object to Language, Which They
Say Gaei Beyond The Hagne Limits.
NO SERIOUS HITCH IN NEGOTIATIONS
Each Bide Will Submit New Texti and Ho
Further Difficulty is Expected.
BOARD INQUIRY AT HULL CONTINUES
Witnesses Avalii Testify They
Maw So Japanese or Other War
Vessels Other Than the
ST. PETERSBURG. Nov. 17. The, farts
do not warrant the sensational report that
Count Benckendorft, the Russian ambas
sador to Oreat Britain, may be recalled
on account of the present hitch In the
Anglo-Russian North sea convention (as
Intimated by the Ixmuon Dally Telegraph
this morning; tn a dispatch from St. Peters
burg). Russia 'has token exception to the lan
guage to the English text of the article
relating to Axing the blame and has pro
poped some modifications, but there Is no
evidence yet that a deadlock has been
reached. The admiralty is undoubtedly ex
erting Influence upon the Foreign office In
the matter. The Novo Vremya contends
that the English text goes beyond The
Hague conference, which only provides for
a commission to determine the facts and
In no sense to make on arbitrary award.
At the Foreign office the report that Am
bussudor Benckendorff will be recalled Is
ridiculed. The situation la explained as
, RusHla provisionally accepted the text of
the convention in Kngllah as submitted by
Great Hrttuln. but wlieu it was translated
exception was taken to the phraseology,
particularly to the portion referring to tue
determination of the question of blame,
Russia contending that the context did not
ilnirly raise the question of any blame
which might attach to the other aide. Ex
ception .was also taken to the language re
lating to the firing upon the fishermen,
whlon, as worded left the Impression that
the Russian ships knowingly tired upon
them. Consequently Russia prepared an
entirely new text In French, which was
Hutmltted, but was rejected by Great Brlt
nln. Then after some exchange In which
Flench assistance was acknowledged an
arrangement was reached that each side
submit new texts from which no difficulty
Is anticipated In reaching a final conclusion,
tine of the points agreed to Is a preamble
wherein the procedure Is described, but
more Important is a proposition for a sup
plementary article which will lay down
the procedure for this convention and for
any inquiries of a kindred nature the ne
cessity for which may arise In the future
between the two countries. The convention
therefore promises to fiark an Important
step In the relations between the two coun
rles creating through The Hague conven
tion a sort of permanent arrangement for
resolving similar misunderstandings in the
future. , t -
t ' So Baals (or Story..,
LONDON, Nov. 17.-.'Us Associated Press
learns that there Is no justification what
ever for the sensational deductions mode
In the London Daily Telegraph's dlBpatch
from Bt Petersburg published today from
the delay in signing the Anglo-Rutsl-in
North sea convention. Russia haj acceptei j
In principle the International commission, t
but the exact text of the convention must ;
be the subject of agreement between the
two powers. The present difference) con
cerns small details of the wording of the
agreement as submitted by Great Britain
for Russia's coiujliioi ailon.
Hearing; at Hall. .
HULL, England, Nov. 17. The third day
of the Board of Trade Inquiry into tho
North sea Incident opened today with
further reiterations of the oft-repeated
story that there were no Japanese,, no guns
aud no ammunition on board the trawler
flaet and that the fishermen could conceive
of no reason why they had been attacked.
None of them had been asked by any
Japanese agency to do anything, nor bud
any of them seen a Japanese or strange
warship of any description In the North
sea with the exception of the Russians.
One witness admitted that on seeing the
North sea hospital trawler Alpha wltn ex
tinguished lights he had remarked, "There's
a torpedo boat."
Cross-examined by Dr. Woodhouse, coun
sel representing the Russian embassy, the
win-ens mild he was positive It was not a
torpedp boat, but he was not so sure it
was the Alpha. He never before had seen
a triwler with a!l Its lights out.
One of today's witnesses said he thought
the strange vessel seen early in the morn
ing after the firing, and described by pre
Bus witnesses as .1 battleship, was an
Miliary merchantman. He could not ac
count for any skipper thinking it was a
battleship, unless the skipper was nearer
It than the witness, the witness was a mile
away. The vessel referred to had two fun
nels and was about 1,000 tons. It seemed
to be repairing.
After the testimony had been given about
the lights carried by the trawlers and the
injuries to the men the Investigation was
Hosslaa Ships Leave Dakar.
DAKAR, Africa. Nov. 17.-Th Russian
second Pacific squadron, bound for the fur
east, sailed from here Wednesday evening.
Hitch la nieaotlatlitns Xot Serious.
PARIS, Nov. 17. Official advices from St.
Petersbuig show that the hitch which has
occurred In the Anglo-Russian convention
for arbitrating the North sea Incident Is
not regarded as serious. The muin issues
are not affected, Russia desiring a modi
fication of certain points of detail Un
official Information confirms the statements
that the modification desired relates to the
question of the punishment of the officers
found to be responsible for firing on the
VIOI.KXT SCENES AT VIKWt
Uerniaa Members of Parliament Pro
test Aaalnat Policy of Premier.
VIENNA, Nov. 17. After more than six
months' recess the Austrian Parliament re
sumed its sittings today. The galleries
were crowded In anticipation of Premier
von Knerber's speech explaining the gov
ernment's attitude and intentions regarding
the Innsbrurk riota and the Italian univer
sity question. After the Introduction of tho
budget the premier rose amid, a hostile
demonstration front the Uermuli partlea.
Ufa remarks regarding the Innsbruck inci
dent were frequently interrupted by noisy
and violent cries from the Germuns, who
nppeaiN-d to be greatly dlHnatlstled with Dr.
von Koerber'a explanations. Th premier
asked tha house to support the government
bill for th establishment of an Italian
faculty at Rovcrtto In order tu permit the
closing of the provisional law faculty st
Innsbruck so soon as possible. The Ger
mans thereupon shouted, "The TyroUan
veterans will take care of
HONOR FOR ROYAL PORTUGUESE
King ana rs Ride Through Lon
dos as Gueate of the Cor
poration. LONDON, Nov. 17. King Charles and
Queen Amelia of Portugal passed In pro
cession through the streets of Iondon to
day and had luncheon at the Guild hall
as the guests of the lord mayor and cor
poration. As a pageant the royal progress
through the lampllt streets of the city
could not be regarded by even the most
enthusiastic as a success. An opaque fog
at some parts of the route, so dense that It
was Impossible to sr-c more than fifty yards
ahead, veiled the overhead decorations, and
the troops lining the route and escorting
the sovereigns hid their bright uniforms
under heavy great coats. The crowds were
not large, but nothing was lacking In the
warmth of the reception accorded to their
majesties. Addresses were presented to
C - the local authorities at various
I . 2 ,on8' the TO"10- ne of these wai
t Ji if all. It neatly referred to Queen
' " is follows:
? 2 from France, born In England,
w s to Portugal, she has linked the
tl . tlons, which trust will always be
ft , close association with one an-
g- guild hall Lord Mayor Pound and
tl J ; mayoress. In their corporation
ro J office, awaited the royal visitor.
A ilon was formed and proceeded to
th v- .y which was filled with cabinet
ml peers, members of the House of
Co officials and officers of both serv
ices, tne prince and princess of Wales being
among the distinguished gathering. An ad
dress In a gold casket was presented to
King Charles and the presentation of offi
cials and others to the king and queen fol
lowed, and then the city's 800 guests filed
into the large hall- where luncheon was
served. The lord mayor toasted the king of
Portugal, who. In reply, referred to the
long standing alliance between Great Brit
ain and Portugal and hoped it would con
tinue for all time.
At the conclusion of luncheon the royal
party repaired to Windsor.
R19MV3 NOTE IS TO BIS CORDIAL
Caav Will Kot Hnrnt Invitation to
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 17. The Rus
sian formal reply to the circular note re
garding the convening of The Hague con
ference Is not expected until next week.
In the meantime the views of other powers
are being ascertained through the Russian
representatives abroad. While there Is no
reason to believe that Russia can agree to
participate In a conference during the war,
there Is every Indication that Russia will
not only not resent the proposal, but that
Its reply will be of a cordial character.
In the course of a conversation on the
subject between Foreign Minister Lams
dorff and Charge d'Affaires Eddy of the
American embassy, the former spoke feel
ingly of Russia's great Interest In the
work and aims of the peace conference
initiated by Emperor Nicholas, and the Im
portant fact developed that it had been
Russia's intention, had the war not In
tervened, Itself to Invite the powers to a
second conference. While the war was In
progress, however. Count' Lamsdorff ex
plained. It was a patent difficulty to fruit
ful froe discussion and to decision oa
questions which might affect the activity
of the present belligerents.
ROME, Nov. 17 Although favorable in
principle to the reconvocatlon of The Hague
peace conference, Italy has not yet an
swered the proposal of the United States
officially, owing to the fact that an ex
change of views on the subject is In prog
ress between the powers forming the triple
. PARIS, Nov. 17. A further conference
between Ambassador Porter and Foreign
Minister Dclcnsse relative to reassembling
The Hague peace conference has shown
that the minister is cordially favorable to
the proposition, thus practically assuring
its acceptance by France, but the submis
sion of the question to the cabinet is nec
essarily deferred pending a Battlement of
the cabinet complications.
SO INTENTION TO BE OFFENSIVE
Italy Replies to Tailed States Inquiry
Regarding; Action of Sailors.
ROME, Nov. 17. Last September, when
the United States cruiser Baltimore was at
Genoa on it J way back to tho United
States from the far east, some of its offi
cers, while In a restaurant, were attacked
and insulted. Commander Brlggs of the
Baltimore reported the matter .to Washington,-and,
acting on instructions from Sec
retary Hay, Ambassador Meyer made rep
resentations to the Foreign office here,
which now has answered, Baying that the
thorough Inquiry made Into the Incident
has demonstrated that the occurrence was
of no importance and that there wai no
Intention to offend the United States.
DENIES REPORT OF ILLNESS
Lord Rothschild Receives Report He.
Kardlnir Braall Trouble.
BERLIN, Nov. 17. The Foreign office au
thorises the Associated Press to Bay that
there is absolutely no truth In yesterday's
rumor that Emperor William's throat
trouble had returned. Persons who were
present at Chancellor von Buelow's dinner
Saturday night say the emperor took a
most animated part In the conversation.
Nobody noticed a trace of hoarseness or
any other Indication that his voice was
affected. Furthermore, the Foreign office
assures the Associated Press that If the
trouble recurs the news will immediately
be given to the public officially.
NO POLITICS IX TUB OUTBREAK.
Forrlnn Office Says Empcrpr'a Throat
Trouble Haa Xot Returned.
LONDON, Nov. 17. Lord Rothschild to
day received a cable dispatch from his
agents at Rio Janeiro saying that the re
cent disturbances there had no political
significance . or serious results. Lord
Rothschild said to the Associated Press:
I am not In the least disturbed and do
not apprehend any financial difficulties In
consequence of the disturbances.
American Dudaet Is Submitted.
VIENNA. Nov. 17.-The budget for 1906
was submitted to the Reichsrath today.
The expenditure Is estimated at 1355,205,330
and the revenue at 355.fW).OT. New rentes
umounllng to $2.84.800 will be issued for
the redemption of the bonds of the public
debt falling due In 190C.
Inltirrlias Likes Arbitration.
BERNE, Bwltserland, Nov. 17 Arbitra
tion treaties will shortly be concluded be
tween Bwltserland and the United States,
Great Britain, France, Italy, Auatrlg
Hurg.iry, Germany and Sweden and Nor
way. Italy Slay Make Treaty.
ROME. Nov. 17. The Foreign office has
Informed Ambassador Meyer that Italy is
quite favorable to the conclusion of an
arbitration treaty with the United States
and will eropowet Ambassador Mi) t Let
flam lies to sign It la Washington
FICIIT OVER CHICAGO CASE
American Labor Federation Refers Pignut
After an Acrimonious Debate.
ENGLISH FRATERNAL DELEGATES TALK
o Many Resolutions Relating to
Eight-Hour Legislation that They
Are Referred to Special
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 17. The Chicago
Federation fight was threshed out on the
floor of the Convention In the afternoon
session of the American Federation of
Labor today, but after a hot an3 acrimoni
ous debate lasting two and a half hours,
the matter was finally referred to the com
mittee on local and federated bodies, with
Instructions that a report be rendered at
the earliest possible moment.
Delegate Dole made an Impassioned
speech In behalf of the federation. The
leaders seemed disposed to sidetrack the
question, John Mitchell, who occupied the
chair in place of President Gompcrs, say
ing he would consider any motion to refer
or defer the matter. The point at Issue
rested upon the refusal of the Chicago
Federation to comply, with the demands
of the American Federation to expel two
local Chicago unions. The basic principle
of the whole dispute rested on a question
of trade Jurisdiction. The United Plumb
ers' association and the International
Printing Pressmen's union claimed Jurisdic
tion over the two Chicago unions In ques
tion, which were not affiliated with the
national bodies. They were upheld by the
executive council of the American Federa
tion of Labor, but the Chicago Federation
persisted In disregarding the ruling and
allowed the two unions to affiliate with
the central body. The Chicago Federation
was thereupon expelled from the national
body until such a time as It saw fit to
comply with the edict of ,the executive
Question of Veracity.
The fight on the proposition was the
hottest that has yet been waged on the
floor. The Chicago delegates stated that
the members of the executive council of tho
American Federation of Labor had refused
to permit them to Introduce new evidence
In the case and each member of the council
In turn took the floor and as decidedly
stated that such was not the case. The
question therefore resolved into one of
veracity. The Chicago delegates were de
sirous of making a motion to the effect
that the convention appoint a special com
mittee to Journey to Chicago as soon as
possible after the final adjournment of the
convention and study the situation at first
hand. In tho Interim, they desired that
William Schardt, president of the Chicago
Federation and delegate of that body to
the present convention, be seated. This
was designated by the opposition as a
mere subterfuge and cheap political trick
and was overruled. The debate was finally
stopped by a motion, carried by a bare
majority, setting 10 o'clock as a limit after
which any speeches on the question could
Discussions regarding Japanese exclusion
and the eradication of tuberculosis were
tabled that they might be reconsidered..
Fort Worth Wants Convention.
Texas got In first on the field as a bidder
for the twenty-tlfth annual convention of
the American Federation. When the fourth
day's session of the convention was called
to order, a number of telegrams, con
gratulatory and otherwise, were read, and
among them were two from the stato of
Texas extending greetings to the delegates
and urging upon them the advisability of
holding 'their next annual session In the
Lone Star state. The invitations came
from the city of Fort Worth and from
the trades labor council of the state, who
designated no particular city as a meeting
Si many resolutions were presented re
garding the eight-hour day question and so
Important was this matter considered by
the executive council of the federation thp.t
It was recommended that all legislation
pertaining to the short work day bo re
ferred to a special commission, composed
of W. J. Penfe, I. M. Hart. H. J. Wen
delken, Thomas Mullahey, Richard Braun
schweig, H. D. Thomas. A. D. Portal, J. J.
McDade, M. J. Sullivan, Henry Babllti, C.
E. Schmidt, D. B. Home, M. J. Donnelly
and P. J. Glass.
Fraternal Drletrates Introduced.
At tiie hour set apart for listening to
fraternal delegates from Great Britain and
Canada, James Wignall of the former
country was introduced and was given a
great ovation. His speech aroused the
delegates to a high pitch of enthusiasm.
He maintained that to be an ambassador
of labor was a greater honor than to
represent his country on a diplomatic mis
sion. Speaking of the bonds between the
two countries, ho said:
The clasp of hands across the sea and the
bonds of brotherhood which must come to
the Anglo-Saxon family will come through
the traternallsm of tho tolling masses of
tiie two countries.
When Wignall ceased speaking he was
cheered for seven minutes. William Abra
ham (Mabon), a member of Parliament,
was then Introduced.
Speaking of labor organizations, he said:
I come to you as a representative of that
class of unions whose main tenet holds
that workers and capitalists are bound to-
8 ether a-t common producers of wealth In
ulng that I am a worker for peacu We
are all apostles of peace In my country
uui iitkb can never come until based on
Labor organizations are as necessary to
the capitalist as to tho worker. The day
of the Individual employer is past and
he has been supplanted by the great truals
So the day of the individual laborer is
past. The trusts. In the nature of things
then, must deal with organized labor Is
It not unfair, then, for tne nnnuniuiiist to
mieuk into the union shop and reap the
benefit of the experience, toll and endeavor
of the men who have organised? Ia-i us
pray, then, always, for a eaceful solution
of the great questions that confront us
but never peace at the cost of Justice. '
Canadian Delegate's Addreaa.
John A. Flett, representative of the Do
minion of Canada, addressed the conven
tion and Invited the delegates to hold their
next annual meeting commemorating the
quarter century of their existence in the
Dominion of Canada. He compared trade
conditions In the two countries. His ad
dreaa was well received.
At this stage of the proceedings a police
man entered the hall an 1 placed all three
of the foreign delegates under arrest. This
was used as a ruse to present each of them
with a gold watch and a gold badge in the
name of the federation. For a time the
Englishmen were completely nonplussed,
but tha Joke took tremendously with the
Rational Grange Heara Reporta.
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 17. Today's sen.
slons of the Natlunal Grange, In annual
convention, were devoted to the reading
of reports and to routine business. Dele
gates representing various cities have al
ready commenced the campaign for secur
ing the next annual conveutlun The more
strongly represented cities are Trenton.
N. J i Washington. D. O.J Mllwauke. and
Hartford, Umo -.
TRIAL ATTRACTS . ATTENTION
Many People Would Hear Nan Pat
tersoa rase, but All Have
NEW TORK, Nov. 17. With four of the
twelve men who sre to decide her fate
already selected, the trial of Nan Patter
son, the former show girl charged with
the murder of Caesar Toung, the wealthy
horseman, was continued In the criminal
branch of the supreme court today. The
greatest care has been used In the exam
ination of talesmen and the exhaustive
questioning and almost indiscriminate chat
lenglng for even the slightest cause Indi
cated that not only might another full
court day or even more be consumed in
filling the Jury box, but that the panel of
100 talesmen might be exhausted before
the task was finished.
Thus far the general 'public has been
shut out entirely from the proceedings,
only those having a direct connection with
the case being allowed to enter the court
room. Yesterday the available space was
well filled by the court officials, newspaper
men and the tiksnien awaiting examina
tion as to their qualifications for Jury duty,
and the officers who guard all the doors
had little trouble In. keeping back the
crowds which gathered In the corridors.
Whether the ban would be Rept down
during the whole progress of the trial was
not known, but many who desired to take
advantage of the first opportunity to gain
admittance were on band early today.-
Miss Patterson seemed In good spirits
when she entered the court room today and
a brief chat with her counsel before the
trial was resumed added to her apparent
cheerfulness. Mr. Levy Informed the de
fendant that the morning mail had brought
him a letter which might have an Impor
tant bearing on the cae. What the letter
contained was not divulged.
John Mlllln, who was Caesar Young's
racing partner and who It is understood
will be one of the principal witnesses for
the prosecution, was made to sit In the
rear of the court room upon request of the
prisoner. Mlllln had a seat near the bar
enclosure and had been watching Miss Pat
terson closely for some time when she
asked that he be ordered away from the
rail. As Mlllln passed the defendant In
going to the rear of the court room she
shrunk back on the shoulder of her father,
who was present.
An eye-witness to the shooting of Young
was discovered in a most unusual way to
day while the trial was In progress. Archi
bald J. C. Anderson, one of the men sum
moned for examination as to his qualifica
tions to serve on the Jury, was being ques
tioned by Assistant District Attorney Rand
when lie asked permission to speak with
Justice Davis, who is presiding at the trial.
After a whispered conversation counsel for
the prosecution and defense were called
to the bench and a moment later Anderson
was excused and Joined counsel for the
prisoner within the bar enclosure. Daniel
J. O'Rellley, one of Miss Patterson's at
torneys, said that an eye-witness to the
shooting had been discovered. Information
to this effect had been communicated to
Justice Davis by Mr. Anderson.
When court adjourned seven Jurors had
been accepted. (
TO FIGHT. PETTY PILFERING
New York Department Stores Will
Insist oa Jail Sentences for
NEW YORK, Nov. 17.-Losses of $500,0?0
through shoplifting have been suffered
during the past year by twenty-one de
partment stores In this city, whose pro
prietors, because of such losses, have
formed an alliance to fight petty thieving.
The fact that such an alliance had been
formed came out today, when a woman
was ftlven a fifteen-day sentence In the
court of general sessions after having
pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing
goods valued at 15.04 from a department
Hitherto the storekeepers have been
willing to let offenders off with a fine and
the court, as a rule, has acted accord
ingly. Before sentence was Imposed today the
attorney who had prosecuted the case Bald
that his law firm hod beeu retained by
an alliance of twenty-one department
stores to prosecute every case of shop
lifting. WORLD'S FAIR EMPLOYES QUIT
Chief Drauahtsmaa and Chief Build
ing; Engineer Hult Company
I at St. Louie.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 17. H. II. Weatherwax,
chief draughtsman, and Philip J. Mark
mann, chief building engineer In the
World'B fair division of works, have re
signed. The two experts wtre among the
first men employed by the exposition three
years ago, when the planning of the fair
structures was begun.
Mr. Weatherwax was assistant chief
draughtsman at the World's Columbian ex
pcsltion and chief draughtsman of the
Omaha and Pan-American expositions. He
will go to Saratoga, N. Y., to practice his
Mr. Markmann, who will establish an of
fice for the practice of building engineer
ing, planned the framing of all the build
ings erected by the exposition.
COLORADO REPUBLICANS WIN
Supreme Court I'pholds Motions Made
by Their Attorneys In Elec
DENVERr Nov. 17. The supreme court
today reaffirmed its decision that It has
the right to take Jurisdiction of the last
election and the hearing of testimony in
the cases of twenty-seven election office ra
who have been cited for contempt was
The court further held that the Election
commission In making the Denver count
cannot go behind the returns, but must tee
the written count of the election Judges
and not count the tallies.
The decisions are victories for the re
publicans, as in both cases the motions of
the republican attorneys were sustained.
Y. M. C. A. DINNER AT nIw YORK
Reports of Dlvlaloo. Secretaries Show
Healthy Growth of Organisation
During the Year.
NEW TORK, Nov. 17. Many prominent
guests Identified with the work of the
Young Men's Christian association In all
Its branches sttended the annual dinner tu
Idght at the Waldorf-Astoria. Among the
guests were Paul Morton, secretary of the
navy; Brigadier General F. D. Grant, U. 8.
A., snd Rear Admiral A. S. Barker, U. 8
N. The secretaries of ths various divisions
presented reports showing a healthy growth
of lbs organisation throughout the year.
MAX BAEOR AT WHITE HOUSE
Bt Fanl Van Sees President Before De
parting for His Pott in Ouba.
MAG00N MAY GO ON CANAL COMMISSION
Resignation of Colonel Herker I-eavea
a Vacancy Which Nehraskan la
Thouaht to Be Particularly
Adapted to Flit.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Nov. 17. tSpeclal Tele
gram.) Max J. Baehr of St. Paul, Neb.,
consul at Clenfuegos, Cuba, with former
Senator Thurston, called on the president
Mr. Baehr extended his congratulations to
the president on his recent election, to
which President Roosevelt replied by say
ing that he was particularly proud of the
vote received In Nebraska. He facetiously
remarked that Judge Parker had aided the
republicans very materially In the last few
days before election.
Consul Baehr left tonight for New York
and sails on Saturday for his post. In this
connection It is not out of place to state
that Mr. Baehr has made an, enviable rec
ord for himself since he entered the con
sular service, and it is thoupht he stands a
change to be transferred to a more Im
portant place than Clenfuegos, there being
rumors of many changes In the consular
service between now nnd March 4.
Mnaoon May He Advanced.
The resignation of Colonel Heckrr of
Michigan from the Panama canal commis
sion Is said to be the forerunner of a shake
up In the commission. The reason as
signed for Colonel Hecker's resignation is
that he cannot devote all of his time to the
work of the commission, which Is also true
of several others composing that body. The
fact is that there has been a great deal of
friction between the members of the board
and It would not be at all surprising to see
the commission reorganized. President
Roosevelt Is determined to have a commis
sion whose ability Is pre-eminent and who
will build the canal in the shortest possible
space of time. He also wants a commission
which will spend much of Its time actually
on the ground. In view of the conditions
existing and the necessity of having a law
yer on the commission, the name of Charles
E. Magoon of Lincoln, Neb., general coun
sel for the Panama commission. Is sug
gested for the place made vacant by the
resignation of Colonel Ileeker. A code of
laws will he necessary for the government
of the strip owned by the United States
along the Panama canal and this code Is
now being prepared by Judge Magoon, to
gether with a system of courts. It Is, there
fore, thought the present could find no
more capable man for the vacant commls-
slonershlp than Judge Magoon, whose
ability has been enthusiastically vouched
for by former Secretary Root. Secretary
Taft and others In close touch with the
Thurston to Give a Dinner.
Former Senator Thurston will give an In
formal dinner tomorrow night to a num
ber of his Nebraska friends, resident In
Washington, In honor of the republican
victory In his state.
Clerk of the Court Removed.
Watson J. Hills of Lander, Wyo., now
clerk of the district court No, 1 In
Alaska, under Judge Brown, whose resig
nation has been demanded, will be relieved
of official duties when Judge Brown's suc
cessor assumes office.
The clerk of the court is appointed by
the Judge. The fact that Hills Is In a
measure culpable, as well as Judge Brown,
destroys his future usefulness In his pres
ent position. Tho president, however, will
leave the selection of a new clerk to the
successor of Judge Brown. The position
pays $3,600. The president has not yet
selected a successor to Judge Brown, but
is expected to do so within a few days.
It Is possible some Wyoming man may be
chosen, but if so, no Intimation has yet
been given as to who he will be.
Charles E. Anderson has been appointed
postmaster at Movllle, Woodbury county,
la., vice A. W. Hogue, resigned.
Rural carriers appointed for Iowa routea:
Fairfax, route No. 2, Roy Bponcy carrier;
Jesse H. Sponey substitute.. Hillsdale,
route 1; Leonard E. Wilkinson carrier;
Herbert Evans substitute.
The comptroller of the currency today
authorized the Security National bank of
Randolph, Neb., to begin business, with
a capital of $50,000. Paul Bucl Is president.
August F. Huwaldt vice president and C.
H. Randall cashier.
ENGINE STRIKES TROLLEY CAR
Four Peraona Killed on Grade fram
ing at Toronto Motornian Loses
Control of Train.
TORONTO. Ont., Nov. 17. A street car.
with a. trailer attached, got beyond the
control of the motorman and crashed
through the guard gates at the Queen
street crossing of the Grand Trunk rail
way tonight. A Montreal freight train
struck the forward car, grinding it to
splinters. Every passenger on the street
cars was Injured, two dying soon after
being taken from the wreckage, and two
at the hospital.
The dead are:
JAMES ARMSTRONG, conductor.
ONE-YEAR-OLD CHILD of J. H. Rob
inson. The baby was thrown from Its
mother's arms and both its legs were cut
MRS. MINNIE MAHAFFEY, Internally
Injured; died at hospital.
RUSSELL T. STEPHENS, internally in
jured; died at hospital.
The forward cur was struck fairly In
the center and completely demolished. The
vestibule, from which the motornian had
Jumped, was carried up the track 100 yards.
The trailer was overturned and nil the
windows were smashed, but the body of
the car remuined Intact.
FATAL AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT
California Man Killed and Actress
nd Chauffeur Are Severely
LOS ANGELES. Nov. 17. In sn auto
mobile accident In the suburbs of the city
today Humphrey Praedt, assistant gen
eral manager of the Ban Jacinto Land
company of Riverside, Cal., was Instantly
killed and Miss Mlna Rudolph, leading
lady of the "San Toy" Opera company,
and S. C. Fry, a chauffeur, were severely
hurt. Praedt was running the machine
when It went over an embankment, pinning
the occupants beneath.
Miss Rudolph Is suffering from contusion
of the brain and poaalbly Internal Injuries.
Bhe will recover. Fry sustained only minor
lYaedt's mother Is a prominent literary
woman. The family is a wealthy one, th
(number of wuluJS reside la England.
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair Friday and Saturday.
R a. m 44
fl a. m 42
T a. n 4.1
H a. m 41
a. m 4
10 a. m 4s
11 a. n fM
13 m Ml
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CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS
Roard of Trustees Reporta that Wo
gaman Failure W ill Hoi Affect
WASHINGTON. Nov. 17.-The board of
trustees of the Catholic university, which
has been meeting here for four days, ad
journed today until the second Wednesday
after Easter. During the four sessions the
principal topic of discussion was the
finances of the institution. There wss also
formal consideration of the letter of Mar
quise de Monstler, In which she made pub
lic her resignation of the Catholic faith.
At the university tontsht at the con
clusion of the afternoon session it was an
nounced that notwithstanding the Waggn
man failure, by which the university will
lose at least part of the $S7fi.0(l0 Invested
through him, the work of the Institution
would go on with greater vigor than ever
before. It was positively stated that no
action was taken Kv the tnistees regarding
the Marquise de Monstler's letter. Neither
that nor the Waggaman failure, It was
sild, would stop the plans for the upbuild
ing of the university and It was Intimated
that ofTers of financial assistance from
Catholics throughout the country had been
made. For the present the finances of the
Institute will be managed by the committee
appointed last year.
The annual collection for the university
Is set for the first Sunday In Advent, which
this year will be November 27.
WILL OF COLONEL ANTHONY
Estate Ynlned at Three Hundred
Thousand Dollars Goes to Ills
Wife and Two Children.
LEAVENWORTH. Kan.. Nov. 17.-Tho
will of tho late Colonel D. R. Anthony was
filed for probate today. The estate, valued
at $300,000, Is left with Mrs. Anthony, D. R.
Anthony, Jr., and Mrs. Maude Anthony
Koehler, Colonel Anthony's daughter, as
trustees and executors, without bond or
Inventory, for the benefit of the grand
children or any direct heirs of the testator's
son and daughter. Mrs. Anthony, D. R.
Anthony. Jr., and Mrs. Koehler are to share
the profits of the estate equally.
The Leavenworth Times Is to remain un
der the control of and ownership of the
heirs and Is to be under the personal con
trol of D. R. Anthony, Jr., until his death,
when It is to be held In trust until turned
over to a grandson, D. R. Anthony 3d.
Susan B. Anthony and Mary S. Anthony,
sisters, are each to have $600 annually dur
ing their lifetime. Tho sum of $1,000 Is set
aside for the erection of a monument for
Susan B. Anthony.
ROBBER NOT A CODY BANDIT
Man Arrested at Thermopolla Will
Be Taken to Basin for
THERMOPOLIS, Wyo., Nov.. 17 For a
time the bandit captured last night was in
danger of being lynched by the citizens of
this place. A large crowd gathered and a
lynching was freely discussed, but finally
the crowd gave up its plan for want of a
The bandit will be taken to Basin for
trial, accompanied by a strong posse, as It
Is feared an attempt will be made by his
friends to rescue him during the trip across
the Owl creek mountains. The robber Is un
known here. It is not believed that he Is
one of the men who shot Cashier Mlddaugh
In the Cody bank.
COADJUTOR WILL NOT TALK
Assistant to Bishop Spaldlns; Refuses
to Discuss Act of Marquise
PEORIA, III., Nov. 17. Coadjutor Bishop
O'Reilly of the diocese of Peoria refused
to discuss the renunciation of the Cath
olic faith by the Marquise Monlstler, for
merly Miss Mary Caldwell.
"I did not know the woman," said he,
"hence anything I could say would be of
no Interest." He refused to venture an
opinion as to the effect of her action.
Before her marriage Miss Caldwell fre
quently visited the family of F. T. Slevln
In this city. She was known as a young
womun of generous Impulses and frequently
engaged In charitable enterprises.
Convention of National Association at
Birmingham Comes to a
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 17. The six
teenth annual convention of the National
Association of Railway Commissioners
ended today, the members leaving on a spe
cial train for a tour through Mexico. It
was determined to meet August 10, next
year, at Deadwood, 8. IX, and go from
there to Portland, where the convention
will be concluded. Officers were elected as
follows: President. Ira B. Mills. Minne
sota; first vice prrsident, James 8. Neville,
Illinois; second vice president, W. G. Smith,
South Dakota; secretary, Edward A. Mlse
ley, Washington, D. C; assistant secretary,
Martin S. Decker, Washington, D. C.
MRS. MAYBRICK MAKES DENIAL
Says that All Reporta that She la to
Go oa Rtaae or Lecture Plat
form Are False.
NEW YORK. Nov. 17-The Associated
Press has received the following communi
cation: BROOKLYN. Nov. 17 To the Associated
Press: Will you kindly do me the great
favor to most emphatically contradict any
and all statements tn the effect that I In.
tend to make a public appearance either
011 the stage or the lecture platform. Per
mit me to add that In no Instance has
there been the slightest ground for such a
report. Very trulv yours,
FLORENCE ELIZABETH MAYBRICK.
DENIES THE PAT CROWE STORY
Brenaan of St. Louis lays Ho Did
Hot See Omaha's Noted
BT. LOUIS. Nov. 17. (Special Telegram.)
Clarke Brennan, at whose home It was
reported Pat Crowe called to get money to
take him to Chicago, absolutely denies the
story sent out by Connole, the Iowa banker
who said he saw Crows at Urennan's while
In BL Loula,
PORT MAY HOLD OUT
Beleaguered Garrison Will Be Able to
Await Arrival of Baltio Pleet.
STOESSEL REPORTS JAPANESE REPULSE
Birthday of Emperor Celebrated by Driving
Back Attack on Trenches.
BIG BATTLE IS EXPECTED SOON
Eeport that Jape Hare Landed 60,000 Ilea
at New hwang and Fitsewo.
COLD WEATHER IS STOPPING ACTIVITY
Soldiers on the Shakhe Exchange)
Worda and Personal Property,
hut No Bullets While
BT. PETERSBURG, Nov. VS. 2:15 a. m.
Rejoicing over the undaunted spirit dis
played by General Stoessel In his telegram
of congratulations t' Emperor Nicholas
on tho anniversary of his accrslon to tha
throne and officially announcing the fail
ure of General Nogl'e nine-day attempt to
present Port Arthur to the mikado as a
birthday gift Is tempered by private In
formation that the gallant commander of
the- garrison has been wounded.
General Stoessel was struck in the head
by a splinter from a shell while he was
personally directing the repulse of a par
ticularly desperate assault, but fortunately
tho wound Is not serious and General
Stoessel has not been obliged to relinquish,
command. General Stoessel Is regarded as
the heart and soul of the defense and his
death or disability would be regarded as
an trremedlul misfortune.
Other Information sent by General Stoes
sel which has not been divulged for strat
egic era sons, 1 la statedby the War office,
is by no mrtans unfavorable. While tha
garrison Is now hemmed in. In the citadel
Itself, not one of the main forts haa been
taken. The garrison has been provisioned
fresh ammunition has arrived and General
Stoessel expresses confidence that the de
fense can be successfully maintained until
the arrival of Vice Admiral Rojeslvensky'a
General Stoessel, In his dispatch to Em
peror Nicholas, reports the repulse of a
Japanese attack October 26 on the north
front of Port Arthur. The Russian losses
were 4s0 killed and wounded. All the at
tacks November 3, the day the anniversary
of the emperor's ascension to the throne
was celebrated, were repulsed.
The text of General Stoessel'a dispatches
of October 28 Is as follows:
We have the honor to report to your
mnjesty that the Japanese bombarded very
vigorously October 25 our forts and en
trenchments north and northeast. The fol
lowing day they nlao attacked ono of the
forts on the north side, but our heavy
artillery and shrapnel fire dispersed their
reserves and the assault was repulsed.
Our losses were one officer and about ser
enty men killed and 400 wounded.
Engineer Captain SakharofT, formerly
governor of Port Dalny, died October 27
of typhus fever.
It is difficult tn alnvls nut InlvMiinla tnr
special mention among the heroic de
fenders. . . j
Japa Land Sixty Thousand Men.
MUKDEN, Nov. 17. It Is reported that
30,000 Japan.se troops have been landed at
New C'hwang and 30,000 others at IPttsewo
and that a turning movement on the Rus
sian right is expected.
Everything has continued quiet up to tha
present moment, but It Is expected fighting
will be renewed on Friday.
The report of General Kurokl's death par
slBts, but Chinese deny It
Cold Weather Stops Activity.
- MUKDEN, Nov. 16 (Via Tien Tsln, Nor.
17.) Four days sharp cold ha silenced ths
artillery and infantry tire between the op
posing positions and has driven the soldiers
Into their dugouts along the entire en
trenched line. The apparent Impossibility
for either Bide to eject the other from
their burrows and the fact that In tha
event one side succeeded In advancing It
could not dig the other out of its canton
ments on account of the frost, seems to
promise a winter's inactivity, although tha
Japanese three days made a small recoin
naissance toward the extreme east and
pushed buck the Russian cavalry a few
miles, as though they were Investigating
the possibilities for a flanking movement.
It seems Impossible that either side In any
case could more than occupy Its opponent's
The wells along the lines are dry and,
both sides use the Bhakhe river, where tha
soldiers approach unarmed and get water
under recognized mutual sanction not to
fire on a single soldier. Here the noble art
of war ia confined to fisticuffs and swap
ping cigarettes, Jackknives and food, all of
wliich are prized. Familiarities are inevi
table where long lines are In continued con
tact. The armies have now been station
ary for so long that they are drawing sup
plies of fuel and horse forage from the dis
tant rear, all other supplies being ex
hausted. Celebrate Empress' ftlrthday.
The perfunctory ceremonies of introduoa
Ing three days' celebration of the birthday
of the dowager empress of China began
At the Drum tower and also at the Bell
tower, which are features of the mala
street, largo shrines were erected enclosing
a tablet Inscribed with the word "Jansou,"
which, like "Banzul," means "ten thousand
ages to the dynasty." Before the Ltblel
are food offerings and also Incense. Last
night 1U0 ornamental, fancy lanterns and,
transparencies with congratulatory Inscrip
tions were displayed In the main streets,
but nut a single person came for the pur
pose of witnessing the illuminations, Tha
streets were deserted. Many Japanese lan
terns were included in the display aa
Japanese products, mostly spurious Imita
tions of foreign commodities, for tha u
of the troops, have arrived here In larga
Today being the dowager's birthday,
flags and streamers were tu be seen in all
the streets. The. Tartar general, Talhochl,
and the territorial officials kotowed to th
dowager's tablet In ths deserted ancestral
palace and the period of ten days' prayers
In all the dynastic shrines about this, "Chi
na's second capital," continues. The Tar
tar general, with the officials of ths five
boards, and also the native military man
darin, dined with General Kouropatkln at,
the Confucian temple outMde the west gats
with the native guilds which bears ths na
tional expenses of birthday celebration.
Private advloss from Peklig contain
warnings that the emperor Is increasingly
Insane, sickly and insignificant,, and tha.
dowager thinner and older and lacking 14
cordiality to foreigners, although perfunc
tory In matters referring to foreign rela
tions, omitting former courtesies, while ths
most conspicuous "reform" Is said to be)
the new, corrupt board of war.
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