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The Omaha Daily Bee.
THE SUNDAY DEE -A NEWSPAPER
AND A MAGAZINE IN ONE.
PART 1 Pages 1 to 8
ESTABLISHED JUNE 10. 1871.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MOl.XIXO, NOVEMBER 19, 1904 SIXTEEN PAGES.
SLW.LE COl'V THREE CENTS.
GAS RETORTS LET CO
geriei of Eiplnioca Wrecis Big Plant at
FOUR KILLED AND A SCORE INJURED
Shocks 8o Severe That All the luildings
ia the Vicinity Are Damaged.
ACCIDENT DUE TO OVER-PRESSURE
Compaiy Engaged ia Supply of Illumina
tion for Jiailroad Coaches.
GAS IS FORCED INiO SMALL RETORTS
On of TbH fcixplodes and Eight
Others Follow in Rapid "
slon Property Loss Abo
'.CHICAGO, Nov. i.-Four persons wsre
killed and a score were injured today by a
series of gus explosions that destroyed the
plant of the Pyle Electric Headlight com
pany. Tha shucks of the explosion were so
severe that all the building near the de
mollahed plant were damaged and windows
war shattered for blocks, while persona
war thrown from their feet. Over-pres-aure
ta believed to have caused tha acci
dent: The dead:
RALPH WELLS, superintendent.
AMOS WATK1N8, usslatanl superlntend-
"ukoRGK MUEHU draughtsman.
111UMA8 JENNINGS, employe.
Tha Injured Include:
John Kennedy, struck by flying steel.
J. U. Ixigun, blown out of wrecked plant
jviax wraome. ngm 1001 uiown on, unci
nully Injured, arm and led broken
C. W. Orunt, blown lou feet from build
ing: both legs and arms fractured.
William H. Maloney, blown from third
floor of building; body crushed; may die.
Alfred Cox, Internally Injured; will prob
Edward Boese, both legs broken: will re
cover. All the men were burled under tons of
burning timber and hot brick and Iron,
making It Impossible to remove their bodies
for hours after.
The company supplies Illumination for
railroad coachea. This Ulumlnant Is forced
Into small retorts, which when attached
tinder the floor of a car will supply It 'with
light for months. In order to make this
possible the retorta are subjected to an ex
tremely high pressure. It was such a tank
that caused the first explosion. While
workmen and wreckage filled the air, other
retorts exploded In such rapid succession
that It was almost Impossible to distinguish
the separate detonations. There were nine
uch explosions In all and these left the
plant In flames, which kept the fire depart
ment busy for several hours.
The total loss to property Is 78.0W.
STOCK TRAFFIC EXPENSIVE
Railroad Men Testify aa to Rates
Charged Ralsera of
CHICAGO. Nov. 18. Nearly all the testi
mony In the case ,of the Texas Cattle
Raisers' association against tha southwest
ern railway companies, being heard by the
Interstate Commerce commission, has been
tnken. The attorneys for the railroad
companies closed their case tonight, but
tha commlaslon will convene again tomor
row to hear additional testimony from the
The grounds on which the railroad com
panies declare their side of the controversy
to be Just and reasonable were summed up
by Judge Baxter, one of the railroad law
yers, as follows:
Live stock shipments are more expensive
to handle than almost any other kind of
traffic: live stock trains have to be given
the right-of-way over all other trains ex
cept passenger trains; the liability to dam
0".ecount of "vi stock Injured or
hilled while in transit greatly reduces tha
gross earnings; the shipments of live stock
delay traffic more than any other class of
freight; special arrangements and equip
ment must be provided for this traffic,
mailing extraordinary expenses: all rail
road cars must be returned empty therebv
f reatly Increasing the empty mileage of all
rttlght ears; railroad companies provide
free transportation to men accompanying
Shipments of live stock therebv cuttin
Into the receipts from the passenger de-
furtment; live stock cars cannot be loaded
n the capacity of cars carrying "dead
In tha hearing of the case traffic mana
gers, superintendents and officers of seven
railroad companies testified, and without
exception the rates were declared to be
exceptionally low when all difficulties were
considered. One of the witnesses did not
think the rates were even compensatory.
CHICAGO STRIKE IS GROWING
Truck. Drivers Go Oat to Help Fur a I.
taro Wifon Drivers la
CHICAGO. Nov. 18. The strike of furni
ture wagon drivers, which led to street
riots yesterday, spread today to other fac
tories In the Furniture Manufacturers' as
sociation. Picket lines were established by
tha strikers and several factories were
practically in a 'slate of siege, the guard
ing unionists warning away drivers of lum
bar and coal wagons loaded with material
and fuel fur the beleaguered plants.
Ths Truck Drivers' union, the largest
local, organization of teamsters In the
world, was drawn into the strike of the
furniture wagon drivers today. Fifteen of
the members were ordered to quit work be
cause the employers had refused to sign
tho wage agreement of tne furniture wagon
dilvers. Seven more firms were temporarily
tied up by this action. Ths police today
dikpersed rlo'ers who threatened trouble In
ccnnectlon with ths furniture driverr'
Wagons of tha Johnson Chair compaay
were followed to the freight house of tha
Chicago t Northwestern railroad by a
crowd of rioters and tha polios were forced
to draw revolvers to prevent violence while
the vehicles were being unloaded.
WKINLEY FUND IS RAISED
Money Keeessary fur Hossurst to
Former Presides! U Ready
' for the Work.
.' CHICAGO, Nov. It Announcement was
mad today of tha completion, of ths fund
of $600,000 for the erection of a national
monument to ths late President McKJnley.
Alexander H. Revell, chairman of the Illi
nois state auxiliary of ths MoKloley Na
tional Memorial association. In a report
submitted to the state committee, suited
that Ku.AjO. the proportion allotted to Illi
nois, had been raised.
In New Tork next Tuesday the national
trustees of ths aaeooiatton will meat and
s-dwht f, bIaa lor tit menvuDeut'
PANAMA MINISTER RESIGNS
Head at War Department Retires
from Ofllro on
PANAMA, Nov. 18. -General Huertas. tha
war minister, resigned today and Presi
dent Amador bv a decree accepted his
I resignation, leaving Huertas the rank of
; general, unattached, but with a aalnry,
which Is equivalent to a pension. Tha
army will not be disbanded Just now.
General Yuandla, secretary of the War
office and an old veteran, has been, ap
pointed to the supreme command of the
troopa. Everything Is quiet now. The
censorship on telegraphic messages has Just
General Huertas. In the letter tendering
his resignation, protests against the charges
brought against him, saying that he and
the troops have been loya!, but that under
the circumstances (referring to American
Intervention) and though they would
dearly like to fight, in order to prevent
bloodshed and to prove once more his love
for Panama, he resigns his office.
The Isthmians deplore the event, because
General Huertas' modesty and reputation
for not being ambitious had made htm very
AMERICAN AT SAN DOMINGO
Financial Agent Who Is Collecting:
Improvement Company's Claim
Reaches the Capital,
BAN DOMINGO, Nov. 18. The United
States cruiser Detroit, arrived here today
from Monte Ciistl. bringing the American
financial agent, John T. Abbott, who Is
supervising tha collection of customs duties
there In accordance with the agreement re
sulting from the claims of the Santo Do
mingo Improvement company of New York
against the government of San Domingo.
The Detroit reports that the German
cruiser Panther Is at Monte Crlstl.
The German minister is expected to ar
rive here shortly on board the German
cruiser Bremen. Quiet prevails here.
Chinese Refuse Money.
SHANGHAI. Nov. 18. The Chlnase gov
ernment has refused the offer of the
Banque d'Paris to advance money toward
the establishment of an imperial bank cf
China in return for the control of the
PRINCE LEAVES WASHINGTON
Japanese Dignitary. Starts for St.
I .outs After Authorising; State
ment of Thankfulness.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18.-Prince Fi:rh;mt.
his party and his escorts lift W.iMhlngton
today for St. Lou s. Before leiv ng, on.
behalf of the prince. Mr. A. Sato, brand
master of the household of hla Jmpe;lal
highness. Prince Fushlmi, mude this state
ment: Since the arrival In this country his Im
perial hlghnesa has been deeply ImpTH'sed
with the good w.ll and courteous intention
universally fhown him by the people of ihe
United States. Genuine rymnulhy for
Japan entertained by them In its piesent
struggle is a source or profound satlr.c
tlon to his highness ami he hope earnestly
that his ml.-tslon of friendship and good
will may In some measure be conductive
of strengthening that tie ot amity and good
correspondence which nippiiy exmts do.
tweeu the two countries. HI Imperial
highness especially reels sraterui to the
president of the Cnlted State, who, repie
senting as he does the sentiments of thi
people of this great republic, has extended
to hltn a most cordial welcome, and hi
Imperial highness does not hesitate to suy
that the unaltered pleasure he has already
derived and will hereafter derive fiom his
visit to this country would far outweigh
that of his military achievements in the
battlefields of Manchuria.
At St. Louis an elaborate reception for
the prince-Is planned, Including the dinner
by President Francis, the dinner by the
Japanese charge d'affaires, reception by thi
mayor of St. Louis and by the board cf
lady managers. The prince and party will
leave St. Ijouls on the 24th, thence travel
ing Incognito to Philadelphia, New York,
Boston, Chicago and by the steamship
Mongolia, scheduled to leave San Franclscp
on December 28, he will leave for home.
Before leaving the city Prince Fushlmi
distributed money presents to the bicycle
policemen who accompanied him through
his various drives about the city, and also
to hla coachmen and footmen.
As personal gifts from the Mikado,
Prince Fushlmi sent to Mrs. Roosevelt and
Mrs. Hay, wife of the secretory of state,
teak wood chests mounted In solid silver,
each containing costly silks, embroideries,
fans, carvings and other articles of Japan
FIND ANOTHER EYE WITNESS
Letter la German Says Writer Saw
Caesar Young; Shoot Him
self In Cab.
NEW YORK, Nov. 18. Although two full
court days had been token up In securing
seven of the twelve Jurors who will decide
the fate of Nan Patterson, the former show
girl who Is charged with the murder of
Caesar Young, the incidents in the court
room have tended to keep up interest In
the case. The receipt of a letter telling
of an Important new witness and the find
ing during the examination of a talesman
of another person believed to be an eye
witness were the principal of these inci
dents. The letter which Mr. Levy received was
written In German and signed by "I.
Black." The writer claims to have wit
nessed, the struggle in the cab and says
that he saw Young turn the revolver
against his own breast and fire.
"I saw with my own eyes on the morning
of June 4 a man In the cab with a pistol
In his hand and a woman was seated along
side of him," says the writer. "I saw the
man raise the pistol which was In his
hand; I heard the shot and I ran as fust
as I could. I kept quiet until now because
I thought you had other witnesses, but for
tha sake of the truth I must write you
this. I am willing, should occasion demand
it, and If you think It worth while, to ap
pear before Mr. Jerome and yourself and
say that I saw the man hold the pistol In
his hand. I am ready to take an oath on
this for the sake of Justice."
Howard A. Risley, a clerk, answered all
the questions to Ihe satisfaction ot both
the prosecution and the defense and took
his place as No. In the Jury box.
ALL QUIET ATCANAL ZONE
pluat Commission Fears No Alarm
Over Alleged Trouble on
WASHINGTON, Nov. Il-No alarm Is
felt at ths offices of the Psnama Canal
ccmmlsKlon on account of the recent dis
turbances on the Isthmus, followed by the
landing of marines. The members of the
commission have been advised fully con
cerning the trouble and todsy received a
cablegram from General Davis, commander
of the canal sons, saying that everything
MASS MEETING AT ROME
Protest Ag&iiit Alleged Maltreatment of
Italian at Innsbruck.
POLICE AND TROOPS KEEP ORDER
Attempt to Make a Hostile Demon
stration Against the Anstrlaa
Embassy Is Anticipated
ROME, Nov. 18. An impressive meeting
to protest against the Innsbruck affair was
held this evening at the Qulrtno theater.
The stage was decorated with the banners
of Italian cities that are still subjects of
Austria. Among the notable people on the
stage were BJornsterne BJornson and his
wife, whose appearance was greeted with
tremendous applause. The theater would
accommodate only a small portion of the
crowd, and the police were unable to keep
In order the thousands who could not enter.
Troops were called and succeeded In clear
ing the streets In the vicinity of the the
ater, after which cordons were established
at the streets leading to the theater.
The meeting was opened by Prof. Slgbele,
president of a club of former residents of
Trent and Trieste now living In Rome. He
was followed by Deputy Haarzalla, a na
tive of Trieste, and who represents one of
the Rome constituencies; Deputy Vecchlnl,
conservative, and Deputy Soccl, republican,
a veteran who fought under Garibaldi
against Austria. All the speakers called
upon the people of Rome to make a solemn
and dignified protest, worthy of a civilized
people Jealous of their rights, against the
maltreatment of fellow Italians, whose only
offense was that they stood for their race
In history, nationality and culture. The
speeches were frequently Interrupted by
storms of applause, mingled with Invectives
A.i order of the day embodying the opin
ions expressed by the speakers, was voted
by acclamation and amidst cries of "Long
live Italy," and "Garibaldi forever."
After the meeting, the crowd, as if In
obedience to a command, made a rush for
the Austrian embassy and consulate, situ
ated In tho Piazza Colonna, In the center
of Rome, to make a demonstration there.
The Incident hod been anticipated by the
authorities and precautions had been taken.
At all the streets entering Into the plaza,
police, carbineers and cavalry had been
stationed and theso halted and turned back
the mob from the vicinity of the embassy.
In anticipation of this evening's meeting,
the flags throuphout the city were hoisted
at half-mast. Practically the whole popu
lation of Rome except tho soclullsts and
anarchists participated in the demonstra
tion. The anarchists published an order
of the day which said that, according to
their principles, they disapprove of today's
meeting, especially owing to the fact that
"among those protesting today against a
sacrifice of human life at Innesbruck are
some who approved of the murders accom
plished, not by foreigners, but by Italians
against Italian," referring to the conflict
between the police and peasants, which
was the pretext for the general strike of
RESERVISTS RIOT IN ITALY
Police Arrest Socialists Who Are
Trying? to Maintain Agitu
tlon In the Army.
ROME, Nov. 18. In several cities,, espe
cially Milan, Turin, Bologne, Como and
Spezla, reservists called to arms after the
general strike recently Instigated by the
socialists, have tried to arrange a demon.
tratlon with the object of procuring their
discharge from duty. Only a few men
answered the appeal and the demonstration
was easily put down by the authorities.
Some arrests were made.
The police In several towns have ar
rested socialist agitators who have been
trying to distribute among the soldl?rs
leaflets entitled. "To Conscripts," Inciting
them to rebellion. The most energetic
action has been taken by the 'Vt'ar office
to check even an attempt to create dis
orders. The officials are supported by
Attempts at demonstrations having oc
curred today In many towns, it is evident
that there was a plan to bring about a
military movement simultaneously througtv
out the peninsula. It, however, failed. At
Naples this affair was unnoticed outside
the barracks. At Verona, which Is a great
military center, 200 reservists assembled In
the streets, but order quickly was restored
and carbineers were detailed to guard the
barracks at night. At Genoa, a reservist
tried to commit suicide, but was d Unarmed.
The authorities at Genoa have taken cart
ridges from the reservists and placed the
barracks under guard.
Relieves Danish Pensioners.
COPENHAGEN. Nov. 18.-Ia consequence
of a personal appeal to the American min
ister, Mr. Swenzon, the minuter of Jus
tice has Issued Instructions that no no
tarial fees shall In future be charged by
Danish officials for witnessing the vouch
ers of Danes receiving pensions from tha
United States. This Is Intended to re
lieve the pensioners (some of whom are
poor widows who on account of the dis
tance are unable to obtain free the feiv
lces of American diplomatic and consular
officials), of the payment of the fees which
pensioners within the reach o' American
Ascoll Honors J. P. Mortis,
ROME, Nov. 18. The municipality of As
coll has by acclamation conferred honorary
citizenship upon J. Plerpont Morgan, In
recognition of his action In restoring to the
city the famous Ascoll cope. It was also
decided to place a bust of Mr. Morgan In
the city palace, together with a marble tab
let recording his generous action, and to be
stow bis name on one of the principal
streets of the city.
Russians Desire More Liberty.
BT. PETERSBURG, Nov. 18. The recall
of political prisoners exiled under ths
former regime by the recent administrative
order, has led many papers to urge rais
ing the technical state of siege which ex
ists In most of ths large Russian cities
in order to prevent the possibility of sum
mary arrest and punishment outside of
the regular processes of law.
Hottentot Rising; in German Territory
CAPETOWN, Nov. 18. A dispatch from
Uplngton, on the Orange river, says two
women, who have Just arrived, give de
tails of a Hottentot rising In German ter
ritory. Their husbands and a numl.tr of
Dutch farmers were brutally murdered, but
twenty-three women and children escaped
t.nd reached Reitfonteln In destitute cir
cumstances. tartbqeaUes ta ItaJy.
ROME, Nov. 18 Severe earthquake
shocks were felt today In central Italy,
specially at Florence, pu and Urbmo.
K'o (IsJinma (u doge.
WARE RETIRESFjRST OF YEAR
President Settles Possible Complica
tion ae to Status of
WASHINGTON. Nov. 18. A question has
been raised as to the date when the resig
nation of Pension Commissioner Ware
takes effect. The resignation was dated
November 18 lust, and accepted by the
president the next d" - " her In the
r--'- "'" v- tance was
t, . JLVM- , m the res-
1X I've. The
ci . .... was Drlef. He only
With best regards I hereby tender this,
Since the president's acceptance has ben
received the commissioner has continued
to discharge the duties of the office until
the present time, and inquiry has devel
oped the fact that it was his expectation
to remain In office for some weeks yet.
The question of date was brought un
officially to the attention of the secretary
of the Interior, but he has not as yet
taken any steps In connection with the
matter. The claim Is made that Mr.
Ware's occupancy of the office terminated
when the president acted upon It, and
that no act of the commissioner's since
that date Is legal. When the matter wa
brought to Mr. Ware's attention today he
replied that he had not known that the
question had been raised. "My Intention
has been." he said, "to remain in office
until about December 16, but I am not
anxious to continue even till then. My
original wish was to get out Immediately
after the election, and I have only ex
tended the time to meet the wishes of the
Secietary Hitchcock brought the conten
tion concerning the date of Commissioner
Ware's resignation to the attention of the
president at the meeting of the cabinet to
day and was told by the president that he
had made an endorsement on Mr. Ware's
letter accepting the resignation to take
effect on January 1. This all agreed has
the effect of extending the commissioner's
term of office until the time specified In the
Secretary Hitchcock denied the report
that the resignation of Ware hod resulted
from a lack of harmony between himself
and the commissioner. "The report Is ab
solutely without foundation," h said.
"True we have not always agreed In Judg
ment as to policies to lie pursued, but the
differences have not been greater than or
dinarily arise between men engaged In con
sidering the same questions. There has been
no friction whatever, and any statement to
tho contrary Is false."
FOUNDERS FOR OPEN SHOP
Officers of the National Association
Give Out n Declaration of
the Sfi Policy.
CINCINNATI, Nov. 18.-Secretary Hutch
Ins and Commissioner Brlggs tonight gave
out an "Outline of policy," adopted by the
National Founders' association, that lias
been In session since Wednesday. The pol
icy declares that:
1. Employes will be paid according to
ability rather than according tn member
snip in any organisation. r
2. Fines and punishment ' to prevent men
from doing extraordinary work to secure
better pay will be discountenanced.
5, Employes will be paid by tha hourly
rate by premium system, piece work or
contract, as the employers may elect, and
the workmen so employed will be required
to give a fair day's work for a fair day's
4. It is the privilege of the employe to
leave our employ whenever he sees fit and
It Is the privilege of the employer to dis
charge any. workman when he sees fit.
6. The number of apprentices, helpers and
handy men to be employed will be deter
mined solely by the requirements of the
6. It shall be the right of the foundry man
to Introduce molding machines and appli
ances of any kind and, to have the same
operated by whomsoever he desires.
7. Disapproving of strikes and lockouts,
the members of tills association will not
arbitrate any question with men on strike.
8. Conferences and arbitration are urged
to settle differences on subjects other than
those mentioned in the "policy."
9. Wages paid by members of this asso
ciation must be the first and amount to at
least a fair living wage for men.
10. In ease any member refuse to comply
with -this recommendation within thirty
days after the dispute arises, he shall be
denied the support of this association un
less it shull approve the action of said
WEBER CHARGED WITH CRIME
Coroner Accuses Son of California
Brewer with Murder of Four
Members of ills Family.
AUBURN. Cal., Nov. 18,-AdoIph Weber
received news of the coroner's Jury ver
dict charging him with the murder of
his father, mother, sister ' and brother
without apparent emotion and said noth
ing concerning It. His demeanor In court
today was unchanged.
C. D. R. Hancock gave some Important
testimony which still further complicates
the mystery. Mr. Weber's body was found
In the bath room. He testified that he
was one of the first persons on the scene.
He broke the lower pane of the front win
dow of the front room, from which the
bodies were taken out. As he came down
the steps of the porch later, he thought
Adolph Weber had come up. The back
window of the dining room was broken
and there was no Are in that room. The
whole hall was on fire and no one could
have passed through It. The bath room
was all dark, when the house was pretty
well burned down. ' He broke the window
and looked in, but could see nothing and
there was no fire In the room.
J. K. Corey testified that there was no
light shining through the front door. No
one broke the front window until George
Ruth and Guy Lukens did so. He heard
afterward that Adolph was near the fence
and not on the porch.
D. W. Lubeck, vice president of the
Placer county bank, denied on the stand
the rumor that Julius Weber repaid the
money stolen from that Institution or of
fered to repay it.
FROM DENVER TO BOISE
Company Incorporated In Colorndo to
Build Railway Between
DENVER. Nov. 18. Articles of incor
poration of the Colorado, Wyoming eV
Idaho railroad were filed st the office of
the secretary of state today by Ev 8. Chen
oweth and John D. Mlllken of Kansas, re
spectively secretary-treasurer and general
counsel of the company. The company Is
Incorporated for S10.ui0.ono and proposes to
build a railroad from Denver to Boise,
Idaho, a distunes of about 840 miles. The
enterprise is backed by Chicago and New
Knpland capitalists and Is said to have a
Wrg per cent of Its capital stock already
subscrtled. Much preliminary work has al
ready been done and the promoters say
that the road Is on a sound financial basis
and will bs rushed to completion. They
deny any connection with an other rail
AID FALL RIVER STRIKERS
American Federation of Labtr Votei a Per
Capita Tax of One Cent a Week.
WOULD EXCLUDE ALL ASIATIC LABORERS
Congress Will Be Asked to Amend
Chinese Art to Include
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 18-Resolutlons
occupied tho time of the delegates to the
convention of the American Federation of
Labor during the first session today. An
effort was made by Delegate Golden to
bring before tne convention th$ conditions
existing at Fall River, Mass., where a
large number of textile workers are now
on a strike. This was considered so Im
portant a question that It was made a spe
cial order- for later In the day.
A resolution asking that the milkers of
California be organized Into a state or
ganization was presented by the commit
tees without recommendation and submittel
to the executive council for further con
sideration. One of the matters that has created
great Interest among the delegates Is that
of the exclusion of Mongolians from the
United States. There seems to be nn un
dercurrent of sentiment among nil present
that congress be memorallzed to pars sn
act of a nature similar to the Chlmse ex
clusion law, which shall apply to Japanese
and Coreans. A number of such resolu
tions have been presented, but so anxious
are the delegates to make the petition
as acceptable aa possible that the commit
tee has withheld the matter until a meas
ure can be presented to the delegates that
shall be acceptable to all.
Delegate John Golden of the United
Textile Workers of America addressed the
convention and Implored them to aid the
25,000 operatives now on strike at Fall
lilver by voting to levy an assessment
of one cent oer week for every member
of a labor organization affiliated with the
American Federation. That this might be
accomplished he offered the following reso
lution for adoption:
Whereas, 25,000 textlU operatives In the
city of Kail River having betn on strike
since the twenty-fifth of last July against
a reduction in wages, renting from
per cent to as high as 40 per cent in
some cases, and,
Whereas, we. the United Textile Work
ers of America, firmly believe that, not
only are wo being forced to work for an
un-American wage, but are also of the
opinion that a deliberate attempt Is being
made to break our organization, portions
of which have been in existence since
Wf, therefore be It
Resolved, That we do respectfully ask
the df legates In convention assembled for
the placing of an assessment on the mem
bers affiliated with the American Federa
tion of libor, on the lines laid down In
the constitution, namely, one cent per
member a week, being firmly of the opin
ion that by such action both the United
Textile Workers of America and the Amer
ican Federation of Labor would lie en
abled to win one of the greatest victories
ever secured oy organized labor.
Impassioned speeches were made In be
half of this measure. Delegate Mrs. Mary
Kenney O'Sulllvan of the National Wo
men's Trade Union league depicted the
scenes there since the strike began. She
criticized the conditions existent as more
terrible than those attendant upon the
anthr.ar.Ite coal strike. One meal a day,
consisting of soup and two slices of bread,
was, she alleged, the fare of 1,400 women
and children. To safeguard the virtue of
these unfortunate women and protect the
health and perhaps the life of the children
she prayed that financial uld might be
given until the strike could be won.
Delegate Drlscoll of Boston offered a mo
tion that an assessment of 1 cent per week
for three weeks be levied on every member
of all organizations affiliated with the
American Federation of Labor to aid the
textile workers now on strike at Fall
River. The motion was carried unani
mously amidst great cheering. Many dele
gates arose In their seats and on behalf
of their organizations offered checks or
cash as the share of their organizations.
Figuring on a basis of a membership of
2,000,000, it Is estimated that aid to the
extent of 125,000 per week will be given the
After passing this measure the conven
tion adjourned until tomorrow morning,
that the committee work might be con
cluded. JOY AMONG FALL RIVER STRIKERS
They Now Believe They Will Win
Fiajht Manufacturers Stand Pat.
FALL RIVER, Mass., Nov. 18. The news
that the American Federation of Labor had
voted to raise Immediately $75,000 in aid of
the textile strikers was received Joyously
by the officers of the various textile unions
and the strikers in general.
The newspapers Issued extra editions
containing the announcement.
The action at San Francisco Is regarded
by most of the union officers as the only
step necessary to enable the strike to be
carried to a finish. It Is estimated that it
costs about (10,000 weekly to conduct the
contest against the mill owners.
President N. B. Borden of the Fall River
Manufacturers' association, when told of
the action taken by the federation, said:
The assessment levied by the American
Federation of Labor will have no effect
whatever on the manufacturers. They
cannot and will not make any concession.
Mr. Borden further said that the question
of reopening the seventy-five mills next
Monday depends upon the disposition of
Thomas A. O'Donnell, secretary-treasurer
of the spinners, said:
I consider the report from San Francisco
very encouraging. I thank that the man
ufacturers now will see the wisdom of do
ing something to end the controversy.
Secretary James Whitehead of the Weav
ers' union said:
. The action of the American Federation of
Labor means added strong support for the
strikers and will be the means of prolor
Ing the strike if the notices of the reduT
tions are not taken down. The next step
now must be made by the manufacturers.
No concessions will be made by the labor
Nine of the cotton manufacturing plants
which started up last Monday In an at
tempt to break the big strike were shut
down today. Three others say they have
NATIONAL GRANGE IN SESSION
Final Degrees of the Order Will Be
Conferred This Aternoon At
tendance is Increasing.
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 18. Routine oral
ness occupied today's executive session
of the National Grange. Increasing at
tendance marks the successive sessions
of the grange, members of the order ar
riving on every train. It Is said the cli
max In attendance will be reached to
morrow afterroon, when the ttn'.l de
grees of the order will be conferred. At
today's session a resolution was aduptei
protesting against the manufacture and
ale In the United States of cigarettes) or
cigarette ' papers. Ths resolution was In
troduced by W. JA LUU ot PsnnslvDia,
Partly Cloudy nnd Colder Saturdayi
1 Kxplnalon In tins Works Is Fntal
Italians Protest Against Kllllngr.
Federation to Aid Cotton Strikers.
Arsennl nt Port Arthur Blown I p.
a President Pines German Delegates.
Freight Steamer Burns in Sound.
ft Jfrni from All Parts of Nebraska.
4 Witness Charged with Perjury.
Interest in ale-Harvard Game.
5 Railroads Fight Closing ot Street.
Indiana Get l.lqnor in the City.
Revivals In Many Churches.
6 Stories About the llole-ln-the-Ws.il
T I nlqne Thanksgiving Sermon.
Condition of Public Schnol System,
l.aslnrae Breeds In the Tropics,
11 New Plant for Telephone Company
Protests Expected on Assessments
Official Heturna from the Connty.
12 Financial nnd Commercial.
IS News from Over the State of Iowa.
1(1 Happenings In Council Dion's.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
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A n. m 4a 1 p. tn U
a. m -to 2 p. in I7
T n. ni 41 p. m
N n. ni 41 4 p. m 7l
9 I, m 44 ft p. in (Mi
10 n. 4M l p. in 414
11 n. ni Ki T i. tt
Vi ni tVH H p, in !:
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BANQUET AT KANSAS CITY
Commercial Clnb Gives an Elaborate
Function In Commemoration
of Jay Treaty.
KANSAS CITY, Nov. 18-An elaborate
banquet In commemoration of the signing
of the John Jay commercial treaty was
given tonight at the Midland hotel In this
city by the Commercial club of Kansas
City. Plates were luld for 350. The guests
of honor were Henry D. Estabrook of New
York, general solicitor of the Western
Union Telegraph company; John N. Bald
win of Council Bluffs, Ia.; Right Rev.
Thomas F. Gallor of Memphis, bishop of
the Episcopal church of Tennessee; Con
gressman J. Adam Bede of Minnesota and
Charles Francis Adams of Boston. Among
others present were United States Senators
John P. Dolllver of Iowa and William J.
Stone of Missouri, Chief Justice Walter M.
Robinson of the Missouri state supreme
court, Judge William C. Hook of the
United States circuit court, Major H. M.
Chittenden of the engineer corps, United
States army, and several other officers frum
Fort Leavenworth.. Kan.; II. U. Mudge,
general manager of the Santa Fe railway
system; A. J. Davidson, president of the St.
Louis & San Francisco railway, and others.
Toasts were responded to as follows:
Right Rev. Thomas F, Gallor, "Larger
J. Adam Bede, "Do Thlngs-Not Folks."
Charle-j Francis Adams, "Kansas City."
John N. Baldwin, "National Ambitions."
Henry D. Estabrook, "New York and the
ANTI-SALCON LEAGUE ELECTS
Bishop Wilson of Maryland Chosen
President Next Meeting at
COLUMBUS. O., Nov. 18. Bishop Luther
D. Wilson of Maryland was today elected
president of tho American Anti-Saloon
lea sue. Vice presidents named Include
Bli-hop J. F. Hamilton of San Francisco
and Charles A. Pollock of Fargo, N. D.
P. A. Baker of Columbus, O., was elected
general superintendent and S. E. Nicholson
of Harrlsourg, Pa., recording reiretury.
It was decided to hold the next me t:ng
at Indianapolis, Ind., November 23, 1SW0.
The resolutions adopted declared that
"the liquor traffic must be regarded and
dealt with as a crime"; call upon congress
to make prohibition a condition of state
hood for the Indian Territory and favor
the passage of the so-called Hepburn and
Dolllver bill "In such form as shall effec
tively secure to the states powor to con
trol the liquor traffic within their own
boundaries from without, under the guise
of Interstate commerce."
The army canteen is condemned by the
resolutions, which suggest that the offi
cers of the army co-operate to establish
clubs wherein the men may have all the
advantages of the canteen, minus the
DEATH REVEALS DOUBLE LIFE
Illinois Physician Is Fonnd to Hove
Been Hend of Two
PEORIA, III., Nov. 18. Death has re
vealed an extraordinary care of double
life led by Dr. T. C. Conklln, a promt. tent
physician of Farmlngton, who died Novem
ber 8. Yesterday the wife with whom he
was living at the time of his death went to
Lewlston, Fulton county, to have herself
appointed administratrix of his estate. Hhe
was horrified to find that the records
showed that majiy years ago her husband
had been married to a Miss Steele and that
the first wife, together with four children,
ths result of the union, were still alive.
The wife lives In this city. Two sons,
Frank and Bert Conkl n, live In Peoria,
and one daughter, Mrs. Ella Burbildge,
and one son, Edward Conklln, live at Ra
The children of the first wife wlil maka
a flght for the estate, which amounts to
about $10,000. Dr. Conklln had two children
by his second wife. A peculiar feature of
the case Is that all the time that he was
living In Farmlngton he afforded pecuniary
assistance to his children and first wife la
this city. The revelations have produced a
sensation, as Dr. Conklln was prominent
and well known In this section of the state.
YSAYE MAKES AMERICAN DEBUT
Great Violinist Wins Unstinted Prnlse
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 18.-(8peclaJ
Telegrum.) A great audience assembled
at the Academy of Miu-lc this afternoon
on ths occasion of the first American ap
pearance of Ysaye, the violinist. The lett
ing rapacity of the house reached the limit
long before the hour of the concert and
scores of music lovers were assembled to
The Press will say: "Ysaye Is undoubt
edly ths greatest living exponent of his
Instrument." The Inquirer: "Ysaye pos
sesres In a pre-eminent degree a'l the
qualities which constitute real greatne s
In violin pluylng und In whofe cmMnu
tlon consists the diffrtnce t e ween genius
and talent. He has temperament In style
and power." The North American: "The
marvelous ton si quality of this artist ii
like uiysUo muatu tioux another sphere."
ARSENAL BLOWS UP
Tokio Hem that Russian Supply Depot at
Port Atthnr ii Destroyed.
DROP SHELLS INTO THE MAGAZINE
Japanese Are Widening Tneir Saps and
Uoving Their Guns forward.
CAN HOLD OUT SEVERAL MONTHS
Czar Receives an Enconraging Report from
HIGH PRAISE FOR GENERAL STOESSEl
Newspapers of Russia Appland Acts of
Commandant in Beleaguered
Russian Stronghold and
Hope for Rest.
TOKIO. Nov. 18 (S p. m.) A telegram
from MoJI reports the destruction of an
other Russian arsenal and magazine at
The Japanese discovered. It Is snld, ths
location of the arsenal and centered their ,
artillery Are upon It. After dropping 30
shells In the locality .hey succedefi ia
blowing It up.
The Japanese are widening their sspe
and are using them to move their guns
The Russians continue their spirited sor
ties, using hand grenades In their attacks
upon the saps.
t'gn Hold Ont Several Months.
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 18. General
Stoessel has telegraphed to Emperor Nich
olas that Port Arthur can hold out several
Newspapers devote long articles to praise
of Lieutenant Generul Stoessel and tha
heroic garrison at Tort Arthur and to a
general endorsement of the movement
started at Kleff for a national subscription
In behalf of the families of the killed and
A dispatch from Lieutenant General
Sakharoff, dated today, says that during
the p'ight the Japanese attacked the Rus
sian position In front of Poutiloft hill, but
Russia to Construct Blsr avy.
ST. PETERSRt'RG, Nov. 19.-2:06 a. m.
America is likely to protlt, both directly
nnd Indirectly, from the execution of the
large naval program which Russia Is now
elaborating. The vital Importance of tha
sea power has been Russia's bitterest les
son of the war, and tho' government Is
fully determined that the maintenance of
the empire's position will be Impossible
without adequate sea power.
Should there be disaster to Vice Admiral
Rojestvensky's squadron It would not only
necessitate the entire rebuilding of the
navy, but to increase Its strength.
While some of the contracts will be
placed abroad, owing ot the limited facili
ties of Russian yards (and it Is expected
that at least one big ship will be con
structed In America,)' tho admiralty's plans
will be directed towards ultimate divorce
from dependence upon foreign ship builders
by the organisation at home of vast ship
building, armor plate, ordnance and kin
dred Industries. For this purpose It Is
realized, however, thut foreign builders
and specialists must be attracted, and some
alluring prospects are likely to present
themselves. Vlckers' Sous & Maxim and
Armstrong, Whltworth & Co., limited, of
England have already made advances, but
owing to the anti-Russian sentiment the
HritlHh firms are not meeting with a Very
cordial reception. The disposition Is to
turn towards France, Germany and the
United States, and a great plant at Libatl
or on the banks of the Neve, directed by
American brains, and possibly In associa
tion with French and German enterprise.
Is possibly one of the near future enter
prises. One of the persons negotiating
with the Russian government Is J. E.
Wilson, who Is trying to sell a new smoke
less powder. Invented by one Archbold,
once a resident of the United States. One
of the claims for the powder is a quick
drying process, ordinary smokeless powder
taking several months to dry. Theodore
S. Darling, who lies options on the dyna
mite guns at Sun Francisco, recently sold
by the United States, Is trying to negotiate
their sule to Russlu with a view to their
Bhlpment to Vladivostok.
Baltic Ships at Fskkeherg.
FA K K E B ERG, Denmark, Nov. 18. Ths
second division of the Russian Baltlo
squadron has arrived here and Is anchored
near the lighthouse.
HULL HEARINGCOMES TO END
Representatives of England and nas
als Compliment Fishermen
on Their Course.
HULL, England, Nov. 18 The Board of
Trade Inquiry Into the actual occurrenoea
of Dogger Bank October 22, closed with
yesterday's session and the commissioners
will report to the Board of Trade on
the subject as speedily as possible.' At the
opening of today's session ths commission
ers and others paid high tributes to the
gallantry of the members of ths fishing
fleet. Dr. Woodhouse, representing the Rus
sian government, said he would like to say
In behalf of those he represented how
much they regretted what had occurred
and how he agreed with the remarks con
cerning the bravery of the fishermen. It
would give him the grestest pleasure
convey the purport of those remarks to
the Russian government.
The court Vhen heard evidence regarding
the financial circumstances of the killed
and Injured fishermen and those -opendent
on them and claims were put In. Among
others Skipper Whelpton of the Mlno
claimed $760 for Injuries to his health and
shock to his nervous system and S2.S0O for
saving the MJno when it was unseaworthy.
The skipper of the Gull claimed 2U for
Injury to his heslth and $10,000 -for saving
the lives of the crew of ths Crane. Others
claimed from $2G0 to $500. The injured en
gineers of the Crane claimed from (6,000 to
The inquiry was adjourned.
The next sessions will be held In London
to consider the wider question of general
damage consequent on the firing of the
Russian warships on the fishing fleet.
Discontent in Cores.
POBSIET BAY, Siberia. Nov. 18. Accord
ing to estimates made here, exclusive of
the garrison of the Yalu river positions,
the Japanese have 26,(K.O men In Corea, In
cluding bod at Ccnsan, J.3') st Hamheurg
and detachments at II .r..l:yong, whence
scouting patties go as fur ss I'oukchen.
The discontent of the Coreans Is In
creasing. Cases of armed rtststauc te
the Japanese are reported. A fieros Dorta
west gals la raging off this eoaata
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