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    The Omaha Sunday Bee.
Ftw Men Art Bosponsible for Presence f
Asiatio Miners in Trmcivaal.
Speaker 8aji Attempt Made to Socure
Cheap Labor Indueed Tronble.
Prssei.ce of Chinese Said to Be Hardship
to the Natives.
Member of Colonial Honse Says that
People Desire to Ctfr Them
selves and Will Pro
Tide Remedy.
LONDON. Nov. 19 (SpS-lal Cablegram
to The Bts.) A meeting wu he.d In the
New Reform club, Anelphl Terrace. I.e.
week to hear an addiea on "chlne.-.e La
bor In the Transvaal,'' by Mr. R. L. Oath
walte, who Was described a from Johannesburg-.
Mr. F. W. P. thick Lu..ence
presided and there w.ts a laige g-ihering
of men and Women.
Mr. OuthwalU. who explained tha' he
waa an Australian and thut a keen Into.--eat
In question of clonl tl development
Induced bim to visit fcouth .Afrlci, all
hla Inquiries hi'd corivl,.ed him that thc:e
waa no Biltish colony wnich piese ted ih
same opportunity tor the maintenance 'if
a large white papulation as the 'ir.m
veal. The colony waa poMe.sed of glgnnllc
wealth, but, unfot tura.el. , thut wei.tii
was contro.ld by Just a few m- n. That
fact constituted one of tho leading reasons
(or the Introduction of servile liuor Into
the Transvaal. The detei mlnatl ,n that
White men should nut conn: into th,j coun
try for the purpose of world. .k in the
mlnea waa arrived at Just the war
waa brought tu a .close. The whole con
spiracy waa dlvuigcd by M G.o.tswell in
the courae of his evidence befoie th.t Na
tive Labor commission.
Krngrr Woold Not Admit hlnesc.
But tho mine hud ciid--ao td to
aecuie the l .tr ductlo.. if A latic 1 .Lor into
the Trai-.val even Outbid iht. wr. o
had beeii informed by oi.e of ti.s m.moera
of the lau, Boer goeainient i. at P.esl
dent Kruger wiu asked by them tu ass m
to the importation oi Chineao to work the
mlnea and that on hla the
owners threatened to cl-se down the mlnea.
Mr. Kruger's reply to the threat was that
in that case he would declare the mines
forfulted and would take thom over and
work them for the client of the state.
That doled the s.tu .on for labor
at thut time, it was lenewed imme
diately after Mr. Chamberlain left South
Africa two year ago. The mine owners
knew all along that they ware going to
get Chinese labor and eentuahy they suo
ovodooV la getting frora the Bntlah govern
ment what the Boer government, acting In
the interests Of the nativea, had rtfuaed
to grant them. There were two ways irt,
which the labor difficulty could have btwu
solved without Importing AjtLulcs elt ler
by getting further Kufflc labor or by thj'
'employment of white labor. The conclu
sion he had come to was that the
ownera had foiled to prove that th.-y
could not obtain a sufllcleucy of Kaffir la
bor, given ' proper and aticiao.o:y condi
tions of work. lie The reel solution 'bf iho
difficulty win the tniiod action pf lubor
savlna machinery and tho cmpliymeiit of
highly skill -J white lal.oi. That that waa
a practicable and not an unprofitable, solu
tion had bucu pioveci out of .he mouths of
the mining- engineer them, elves. ,
Danger to th.- Country.
But the miio ownei j ha 1 incuired such
gigantic liabilities that it waa an aoso.uie .
necessity from the::- point of view t.iai '
they should have the cheapest poa;.bl!
form of labor, and it wu to meet ihvt!
necessity that they insistnd upon having !
Indentured Chlneae. The Transvaal had j
been converted into ould only be da- j
scribed aa a huge convict seu.ement, and .
the effect of thia must bu to rot and djina ;
abaoluteiy the wholo place. It bad eruttej
a situation piegnunt witn dangers of the
most aeripua chaiaoier. lie beileved the '
ultimate outcome would be that the Chi
nese would have to be swept out of the
country and the colony leconatructed on
lines altogether dlffeiei.t from those width
had been and were atlil being adopteu by ,
Lord Mllner. j
In the course of the discussion which 1
followed, Mr. C. Moitenj of the Cape '
House of Assembly, said the re ponalb II y
for the Introduction of Chinese labor was '
on this country and not on giuth Af. let. ,
If the British, government had ll-ftens i lo
the opinion and advice, of Cupe Coio:.y the
policy which had brought about all th i
present troubles would never have been ;
adopted. What they asked was that they ;
should be given responaibs governu.s .t In
the new colonies They would then soon
make an end of Ch neee labrr.
Mr. Pope InsUted that Chlneae labor in
the .Transvaal was an undoubted and a j
growing succete (cries of "No") and em- 1
phatlcally denied that it was "prank-ally
SabJert ef Turkish Sultan Appeals to
French Government fer
ARIS, Nov. U. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) Dr. Abdul Illkmet, a Turkish ,
resident here, has been requested by the j
Turkish embassy to return within tweuty I
days to Constantinople, where an order for
Ma execution awaits him.
The doctor recently published a violently
wurded pamphlet charging the sultan with
responsibility for the massacre of non
Museulmsus In the Turkish empire. He
has appealed to the French government for
Considerable Ksrltement is Reported
In Lomiaguadl District Over
Here at Discovery.
LONDON. Nov. lS.-(8peclal Cablegram
to The Bee.) The rumor that a gold reef,
twenty-rive miles long, haa been discov
ered In the Lomagundl district of Rhodesia,
has electrified unlucky Rhodesia wjth new
uold fever has broken out In an acute
form and SuO persons reached Lomagundl
lu an Incredibly short time. The only store
keeper there had his whole i ek bought up
before be kuew waers he was.
Lord Daoraeea'a Scheme Is t aider
Fire' at Heads of
' DUBLIN. Nov. l.-(Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) An Interesting debate n devo
lution took place this week before a
Crowded audience at the opening meeting of
the annual session of the Solicitors' Ap
prentices' Debating society. The speakers
included Mr. T. M. Hesiy, M. I., Mr. T.
W. Russell, M. P., Mr. Lindsay Talbot
Crosbie and Captain Bhawe-Taylor. It was
expected that the two latter gentlemen
would answer the attorney general's ques
tions about the genesis of the Reform as
sociation, but they preferred to Indulge In
generalities. Captain Shawe-Taylor was
rambling and obscure. Mr. Talbot-Crosblo
said that the association had been attacked
by a strange combination of the Tlmea and
the Freeman'a Journal. All Irishmen were
agreed In recognising the crown as the cen
tral Idea of the Imperial government, and
therefore they were fall loyalists. He sug
gested that In any scheme of home rule
Ireland should have a relation to England
like that of the Canadian provinces to the
Dominion government to England. It could
thus retain a reduced number of Irish
members In the Imperial Parliament. He
proposed that the Irish legislature sug
gested In the Dunraven scheme should con
sist of seventy nationalists and of fifty
eight unionists. Including representative
peers. '
Mr. T. W. RussellvM. P., said that the
Dunraven scheme was impracticable, but
that a scheme of devolution applicable to
the whole of the United Kingdom must be
created If Parliament was to continue to
live. As a democrat he objected to going
back to nominated boards, and if he had no
other alternative he would rather trust the
people and have the real article at once.
He suggested that all Irish' matters in
Parliament should be sent t-j a standing
committee of all the Irish members.
Mr. T. M. Healy, M. P., nald that of all
the events connected with devolution he
had been moot gratified by the secession
of Lord Rossroore from the Orange society.
The voices of such Irishmen woud be more
potent to secure national freedom than the
most strident voices of nationalist poiiU
elnna. He wondered what reasons Iriah
unionists found for gratitude to the British
government, and he asaured them that If
the present atate of thing? should con
tinue they would be steadily i stripped of
their privileges and possessions In favor of
the nationalist . majority. On the other
hand, unionists and Protestants might
safely truat themselves to their fellow
countrymen. An Irish parliament would
put no tax on- the thirty-nine articles. The
Interests and religion of an Irish Protestant
would always be sacred In the house of
Henry Qrattan.
Mr. P. A. McHugh, M. P., In . the course
of an address to a nationalist gathering at
Kllrush, aald that the minimum of the Irish
demand was an Irish legislature with an
executive responsible to It, If the introduc
tion of the new elements into Iri?h national
politics meant that the felon's cap of James
F. X. O'Brien was to be exchanged by
"rebel" Cork for the coronet of Lord Dun
raven, then in bis Judgment neither Cork
nor Ireland would approve of the new ev-
olutlon. The duty of Irish nahorfaTsVas I
to maintain their organisation; It was no.l
time for running after wlll-o'-the-wlspa or
confuslng the public mind by newfangled I
and fantastic panacea The cause of Ire- 1
land was never more hopeful than at tho I
present moment, and. if th. people of the
. j ... .j.
country pursuea tne o.a poucy on the old .
line, kuci w aa uuiiuii uivio Wl mm emu
that the early future would witness the re
alisation of their legitimate demands:
Members of that Body Speak of Pres
ent Conditions with Dis
favor, LONDON. Nor. 19 (Special Cablegram
to The Bee.) "The absence of enthusiasm I Mr. Chaplin declared that Mr. Balfour's
disappoints and disgusts the average mem- speech at Edinburgh showed a very dls
ber of the House of Commons, but on the ! tlnot advance on anything which the prime
whole the House of Commons is a fair
house, Just, generous, perfectly Independ
ent and no respecter of persons.
'I do believe that the House of Commons
Is a fair Judge of character, and that a i
man who stands the test of that House for
twenty years or shall we say fourteen?
would pass anywhere." .
The speaker was Mr. Lloyd-Gec-ge, M. P.,
the scene was the Criterion restaurant this
week, where the London Press club waa
holding Its annual dinner, at which the
member from Carnarvon was the principal
guest. His ran irks about the fairness of
the assembly concluded a speech In which
he endeavored to portray Parliament from
the point of view of the new member, the
JournallHt and the "country cousin."
"Where is Mr. Balfour?" was the almost
Inevitable question which the "cousin" puts
to the member showing htm around. A
pair of boots on the table being pointed
out. the visitor asked where his head was. I
"One can only say." added Mr. Lloyd- earner at oons. prooaoiy me largest man
George, "that it might be anywhere on the 'turer 01 ,e" " country. He
treasury bench, perhaps In Mr. Chamber
lain's pocket." ,
" 'Where does Mr. Healy sitr was the j
next question from the Inquisitive one. The
only reply that could be given was thut
Mr. Htaly sometimes sat on Mr. Redmond."
Mr. Lloyd-George's principal complaint
gbout the House was that It waa not a
business assembly. "There Is necessity for
very great changes In the methods of the
House of Commons," he declared.
Sir Frederick Mllner, M. P., told a meet
ing of farmers at Worksop this week that
the longer he sat In the House of Com
mons the less he appreciated the honor.
It was the very last place in the world,
he said, to go to in the expectation of see
ing any business done. It was rapidly be
coming' a mere talk shop, and the rubbish
talked there was a disgrace to any assem
bly of bublness men.
He hoped both parties would realize the
harm done by the tactless which disgraced
tbe House last session.
Welcome O'Uonorsen Rosen.
QUEENSLAND, Ireland, Nov. IS. A nu
merous deputation, accompanied by a band,
went out on a tender to meet O' Donovan
Rosea, who arrived here today on the
Cunard line steamer Elrurla, front New
York November 13. The deputation es
corted Mr. O' Donovan ashore. Hla entry Into
Cork Sunday will be the occusiun oi a
great demonstration and hla stay In Ire
land Is expected to be marked by con
siderable political activity.
Flans Propose Equal Isfrsgs.
HULSINOFORS. Finland. Nov. ll.-A
proposal to establish woman, suffrage will
be submitted to the Diet. The petition
will claim that Finnish women are fully
competent to enjoy the franchise, the or
ganic law of the grand duchy only pro
viding that women shall not sit In the
Moaely Prepares Memorandum Giving
History of Tariffs in United States.
Hard Times Prevailed Undor System of
Tariffs for Revenue Only.
British Observer beui So Indication of
Different SysUm in America.
Writer Says that (osstrj Mlaht
Get Into Position to Knlnrge
Its Markets In I silted
LONDON, Nov. 19. (Sreclal Cablegram
to The Bee.) Mr. A. Moseley has prepared,
at the request of the tariff commission
and for their use, a memorandum giving
a short history of American tariff. In
this paper the author attempted o Bet
out the course of American legislation on
the aubject nnd to show the tesu'.ls that
have followed increases or decreases In
the tariff. The period from 1S33 to 1SS0,
he suggests, should be examined In de
tail by the commission, because "It bears
ami 1h and eloquent testimony to the whole
sale ruin nnt' disaster that fulmwed lh
lowering of the tariff, reducing tho whole
population to a state of beggary and neml
starvatlon." The tariff law that went into
force on the day that Lincoln became pres
ident, waa, ho shows, the founding of a
new era for the United Ftates.
Mr. Moseley's review of the history of
American tariff legislation leads him to
the following, among other conclusions:
With regHrd to the practical lessons to
be drawn there can be little doubt that
with a tariff In this Country we should be
In a position to liaigRln witn the unltei
States, and ao secure a more favorab.e
market for many articles that we now
export to her, although the writer does
not believe that the result would be any
great modification of her manufacturing
On the Question of the possibility or like
llhood of the United States reverting to
lower tarirrs, tnus enabling tne unirea
KInedom to flood the American murket
with our goods, the writer would answer
Biost emphatically, no, the whole of his
investigations leauing to an entirely uppo
site conclusion.
Lsstly, as to the effect of protective
tarirrs in tne Lnneu states in minding up
her present astonishing state of prosper
ity. It cannot be too strongly emphasized
that rree trade and low tarirrs have,
throughout the history of that nation, been
accompanied by disaster and ruin, whilst
every measure or a really protective char,
acter has broucht prosperity In Its train
whilst the fact that this has occurred not
once but many times removes it from the
possibility or Deing merely colnduenc
or attributable to other causes than the
operation of the varying tu riffs from time
to tune in force.
Farmers Want Protection
Mr. Henry Chaplin, M. P., was the chief
spenker at a large meeting held this we k
at Lincoln under the auspices of the Tariff
Reform league. Earl Brownlow presided.
ttnd a letter was read from the Duke of
Rutland, in whtch his grace wrote: "In
Bome Influential quarters a policy Is ad-
located which, while protecting certain ln-
d8trlc from unfair competition, will leave
'h9Kret ot rtcultura exposed
.Tnh' Ttn "e ,'n'
Jurloua as we hold It to be, is at leist Im-
pHrUtt, . M.nuftl0turer.
and agriculture are
treated alike, but under the system alluded
to, favor will be shown to the former
and withheld from the latter. Against such
a partial and unjust policy I hope those
who represent agriculture In and out of
I'lirllameiit w!il energetically protest."
The chairman alluded to this letter as
a history-making one. The Duke of Rut
land, he said, was the only survivor of
the gallant band who fought the great
financial fight In England over fifty years
minister bad aald before on the question
of colonial preference. His (Mr. Chaplin's)
opinion waa that no minister would sum
mon a conference such as Mr. Balfour pro
Posed unless he not only approved the pol-
Icy, but was prepared If the members of
the conference canffe to an agreement to
give effect to tholr views.
British Mannfuclurer Talks of the
Condition of the Export
( Trade.
LONDON, Nov. U. (Speolal Cablegram to
The Bee.) The manufacture of silk . Is
among the British Industries which have
declined owing to hostile tariffs and the
cheap labor of the continent.
Striking facts and figures bearing upon
the subject were given this week by Mr.
Benjamin Warner, head of tho firm of
Fifty years, ago there were 30,000 looms
In Spilanelds, providing a living for lUu.OUO
of our people. Today there are not a
couple of hundred looms.
Silk to the valus of from 15,000,000 to
16,0(10,000 comes Into this country annually
British makers could produce the bulk of
this silk, and sell It at a reasonable price
were the home markec not flooded with
foreign productions made In countries
where the highest wages paid to skiilej
workers does not exceed 14s or las par
America used to be a good customer for
British silk. Now It makes silk to the
value of K 27.Otio.000 per annum Itself and
from being dependent upon us has become
one of our keenest competitors.
Only the largest firms with plenty of capi
tal behind them, can hold their own. Sev
eral Arms among them one that had been
established for a century and a half have
had to give up the struggle within the
past few months. The result is that weav
ers, draughtsmen, loom builders and card
cutters are being driven out of the Indus
try, and the knowledge and workmanship
which won for British silk its high reputa
tion are being lost,
Hit. Warner readily acknowledged the
efforts of royal princesses and of society
leaders to keep the Industry alive. It la
only to society, tho church and tha stage
that the silk manufacturers can now look
for support.
Deceased Anstrlan Provides for Re
production of His Owa
Voles st Services.
VIENNA. Nov. .-(BpeclaI Cablegram to
The Bee.) Herr Paul Turon of Teschen, In
Austrian Silesia, sang a hymn at his own
burial this week. He had Intoned the hymn
Into a phonograph shortly before his death,
and directed that It ahould be reproduced
at hla funeral service.
Trds wss carried out by the helra, who,
under the terms of Herr Turon's will, hud
to sacrifice U0 of his estate to a charity
If they failed to comply with his wis
Former Officer Says Government Can
Do Little Toward llrlplaa
riantera. LONDON. Nov. 19.-(8peclal Cablegram
to The Bee.) Dr. A. Cotterell Tupp, late
accountant-general to the government of
India, has addressed some criticisms on
the abstract of a letter from the British
Cotton Growing association, published In
the Times recently. He says:
"The association says It Is convinced
that the government of . India should not
delay one moment In taking the matter
Into Its hiimls. 1 am not convinced of any
thing of the kind. In fact. I am convinced
of the exact contrary. First, because tho
government of India has taken thia matter
In hand for the last thirty years, to my
knowledge, and has tried to obtain and dis
tribute better cotton seed to the Indlun
cultivator. Its efforts have not been suc
cessful, for the simple reason that It la
Impossible for a great government to see
the minutes of carrying out a project like
'thli. The only method possible for the gov
ernment of India la to Issue circulars to
the local governments saying that It wishes
attention to be directed to this mutter and
that the local officials should try to ob
tain better seed and distribute It to tho
pensanta. It may or may not allot special
funds for the purpose; It would more prob
ably throw the burden on provincial rev
enues. The provincial governor In a few
cases might take up the matter with sonic
vigor, Init In most caes, overwhelmed with
work which might naturally seem to him of
greater Importance he would rcstrl-t him
self to sending on the circular to Ms com
missioners, with n request that attention
should be directed to It. Tho collectors of
districts In turn, when they received the
rliov.l.-ir. would send It on to the talslldars,
or sub-collectors (natives), and would re
quest them to do what they could In tho
"As I spent nearly thirty years In India,
and was for the last twelve years accountant-general
to the government of
India In various provinces and in all three
presidencies, I may, perhaps, bo allowed to
suggest possible methods of procedure
which are more likely to attain the object
which we all have In view -than mere ap
peals to the government would be. I would
suggest that they should form commercial
companies to carry out their objects. These
could without dlffl-ulty be made to pay
their way, and It would probably be best to
have one parent company In England and
branch companies In each province of
India, aa the circumstances and conditions
vary ao much In different provinces. Tha
object of the companies would be to, pro
cure the heat cotton seed obtainable and
then to try what kinds would ault each
province and even each district In India.
When this was once determined the only
remaining requisite would be to purchase
the seed aa cheaply aa possible and to dis
tribute It to peasants, who would enter Into
engagements to sow' It on their land and
to aell the resulting cotton to- the com
panies at prices to be fixed by agreement
or by the market rates for similar cotton.
In this way I have no doubt that In n few
years a very perceptible Improvement in
the quality of Indian cotton and a very
considerable Increase of Its quantity might
be easily obtained."
Danish Shipbuilder Finds Biblical
Craft to Have Been Bollt on
Scientific Lines.
COPENHAGEN, Nov. ID. (Special Cable
gram to The Bee.) A trial ,trlp was made
this week on the sound of a model Noah's
ark. The vessel, constructed by tho engi
neer. M. Vogt, aa nearly as possible In ac
cordance with the description give i In the
Bible narrative, Is of 200 tons burden. 1 The
coat of building has been defrayed by the
Cnrlberg naval fund.
After consulting a number of distin
guished Hebraists M. . Vogt followed the
outlines of the most ancient representation
known of the ark, which are given on an
A pa mean coin, dating SOO years B. C, now
the property of the Stockholm museum.
He made his model thirty feet in length,
five feet wide nnd three feet In height, tho
entire dimensions averaging about one
tenth the actual size of Noah's ark.
Interpreting the Hebrew word "sohar "
not as light, which la the usual meaning as
signed to It. but as a amoke escape, the
model waa further equipped wlthi a chim
ney. The ark, with a number of university
profeasors, engineers, government officials
and Journalists on board, aa well aa Its
designer, M. Vogt, behaved aplendldly In
the waters of the sound, skimming grace
fully over the waves and veering with the
chsng'.ng winds with an ease as though
worked by a propeller.
The ark la declared by marina exnert.
here to be not only the simplest kind of
vessel possible, but slso a masternlece nf
shipbuilding, upon which Ihe latest develop.
mmis oi ui crari couia devise no Improve
It haa been decided by the mnnieinallHr
to Invite the king to make a trip on the
new Noah's ark.
Sir William Ramsay Says It Will Run
for 2,000 Years Without
LONDON, Nor. l.-(Speclaf Cablegram
to The Bee.) Has ths "radium clock,"
mads by Hon. R. Strutt. son of Lord Ray-
leigh, dons anything toward solving ths
problem or perpetual motion T
The assertion that the radium clock will
go for i.000 yeara without "winding up" led
many persons to aak whether this waa a
step toward the solution of the ancienti
problem, sir William Ramsay, the great
radium expert, haa answered the question
In the negative. He said:
This radium clock Is not a solution
even a partial solution, of the problem of
perpetual motion. The energy-giver in the
clock la subject, like most other things to
the process of exhauatlon. I should tliink
Z.0OO years Is about the time It would m
without recnarmng. out 2.000 v... i- -
limited period of time Just as twenty-four '
hours Is. Still, the radium clock which 1
K h.r I J . . . Willi n
''"""' V V V, "f or Hon. E.
Strutt. perfected by Dr Martlndale Is an
extremely Interesting thing.
A small piece of gold leaf oi.oirie.ji
by means of a very small quantity of a
radium ran. it tena away from h :
metsl substance and keeps on moving
under this Influence until It touches tha
side of the vessel. At the moment of con-
"Y.? . , incsi charge, upon
which It springs back and is electrified
The repetition of this process over and
over asaln Is the whole secret, and I con
sider thst It might well be expected to irn
on. all going well phvically. for a rounle
of thousand years. Of course. I could not
promise that the thing would never stick
Such an Instrument might be a reliable
timekeeper bv which business man- could
keep bis appointments, so fsr as the prin
ciple is concerned. You have the energy
and unless the thing stuck at some time
or other It would go on end on. and could
he regulated lo move h hands on the
clock face to a mecV'splcHl rloety.
I do not ihlnV such a clocfc- would be a 1
very expensive luxurv. ft mih to be pos
sible to make ens for about 20.
Qnd Jurymen Who Hear His Testimony
Express Faith in His Honesty.
Carries this Testimonial wit'k Him on
Trip to Washington.1
Severely Arraigns Portion of th Clergy of
His Own Chnrch.
; Flr?s Some Hot Shot at Those Who
Have Participated In Frn d and
Also Those Who Have He .
Joled Into Their Sapprt.
Taking with him a strong petition from
! the members of the federal granoj jry urg-
; Iqg the authorities at Washington to give
j him audience and leaving nenii,, niin a
vigorous statement of his posltlol, with re
lation to the clergy of his (the! Catholic)
! church that has criticised him ffcr his un
! tiring efforts to suppress and brii)g to Jus
tice the Winnebago reservation' grafters.
1 Father Schell last night left for (Washing
The t'nlted States grand Jury, which In
vested him with this appeal to t: ,e federal
authorities, sat for several dayt nnd lis
tened carefully while Father S ohrll un
folded the details of his story, t ng how
an organised gang of grafters hii-l for
yeara amassed fortunes by robbln ? and de
basing the Indians on the Wlnnebi,Bo reser
vation. Manifestly thia remnrkunla story
made Its Impression on the members 0f that
grand Jury. Father Schell took the original
copy the petition, of which the following,
with names attached, Is a precise fcopy:
We. the undersigned members 0f the
frand jury for the November terjtn 0( th
'nlted Stntes court at Omaha. lb., No
vember !. 190i, having heard t he testi
mony of Rev. Joseph Schell, relntlnB; to the
conditions at WinriebaKo Indian rirvi.
tion In Nebraska, believe In the hjnnesty of
purpose of the Rev. Joseph Schell. n(i we
respectfully ask the proper auth!arjtie at
Washington to see end hear Ren
scnell regarding these matters.
J-O.R1CHEY. Fireman
iLinion v.i n.iu,i, WAi.i r.n i.
A. I. AllUil. CAUfcil iA-L,OR.
Statement by Fnther Sen
' In explanation of Ms mis.-lon at
d at tha
same time of his, own treamitni
at tha
his de-
handa of his church associates
Shell made this statement, buio.ul
parture: . i
"It la an outrage and a scandal to see
and to hear Cathol.c priests, Mai l0pj and
archbishops, who are enilro.y Igrc rsnt ie
garulng the bad conditions at the Wmne
bago agency, come out to crli Mac-, to
discredit, to denounce my efforts 'to ralsa
the moral standard of 1,100 degrajaL( amj
much abused Indians. '
. "That I do not lepresent the
authorities, aa they claim, in cloi,,K lnls
wora, is eviuent uccaue tncy nilVe con'
sianuy seen oeioro mem i.iuu inuiarta de
bauched, degrade.! and ruined beiow the
level of tha beast. They have eed.
n them
Jn utter dlatreae physically and
for yeara without a friend and the!
not send them succor, nor woul!
atop the grafters, who call th
y would
Catholics, from ruining those In.ilJ
"It Is entirely due to tne many
peated. efforts of Mother Diexel
laat a priest waa uenc there and
and re
that at
that I
ot sup-
was appointed. Evidently I was rj
posed to hurt Catholic grafters, bu
It I was
Impartial, and hence the ho1
"I waa misrepresented and uj
-td by
the grafters and the name of
Drexel was thus -maliciously co
Some Catholic authorities I ked to
themselves and they renaered JAugment
and renounced me as gul.ty, aithoua j
never had said anything of the kl..
1i. Toey
brought presHiire on Secretary Ml
and on President Roosevelt, not t
V l.ste.i
to me because I am troublesome.
Yes, I
nd un
admit it, but only for the wicked a
Why He Is Troublesome
'"Last year I reported and proved
to the
Catholic Indian bureau at Washing!
tn, D.
C, and to the three members of th
that the Most Reverend Archbit
i board
hop A.
Christie of Portland, Ore., had k
ppi for
himself the moneya contributed
y- the
ns and
Catholics of the State for the Icdial
the orphans. And In ths alsj
. waa
t the
troublesome and did not rpree.
Catholic church.
'That any responsioie person qa tne
Catholic church ahould go out of rih, way1
to prevent justice to neipiess ina
ana is
try to
is and
to au-
scandalizing and that any ahould
prevent me from helping the India
remove the grafters Is an outrags
inanity and rel.glon. -
"I kept quiet and have .no reakn Iar
criticising. I have done my dutle
sc.enUously bet ore Ood and beforL mall ;
and my actions can stand broad dai
but not those of my accusers and o
f th lr !
helpers. If their many "actions behind tn
curtains were known It would oreaul, n,jln
Ing but acandala. My patience lal long,
but will nave ao ena soon. -Father
Schell appeared before the
Jury yesterday forenoow and wh
cams out of the jury room the I
ten he
Indians 1
who were assembled In the corridors , 0f the
building gave him a demonstration of; their
faith In htm and appreciation of hla
In their behalf.
Head of Indian Bureaa to SteL Ool
f Office with tbe New
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. J. (Special I Xele
gram.) Commissioner wuiiam A. Joiiea 0;
the Indian office has authorised thejHtatB.
ment that he will resign his position sjnortly
after the new year. Private bualmi, at.
fairs need his attention In Wisconsl, alj
he will gladly lay down his office blouse
ilmmi aver since ha took the Indian
uiiasionership there has been frlctiol, ba.
tween himself and Secretary Hltcl
Commissioner Jones had definite Ide
to how ths Indlun office should be
is as
ducted. He beileved the Indian coirfjd be
best brought In touch with an understand
Ing of civilisation by teaching iilm t nelp
himself. Commissioner Junes has srrvj
as head of the Indian bureau since ij7.
Through hla efforta tbe government aban
doned the ration ayatem and abolj-ne(i
many rekervatlor.s. He lias ulso been hos
tile to the agency system and whereu,,r it
could be done, tranaferred an agency to a
bonded school superin tendency, placing
(Continued on Second P
Forecast for Xrnrnskn Fair Snnday
and Warmer In nrthvrest Portion.
Monday Fair nnd Wsrmer In F.nt
1 flow Chinese Came In Sonth fries.
I.Ikes the American Tariff Law.
Father Schell Is F.ndorsed.
Latest em from War In the Fast.
SI Hnsslan Temslvos In Session.
Robbers Loot Irons Treaaary.
I nvell Stntne of Frederick.
S Xews from All I'srts of Xehrsskn.
t ody Amends Ills nivorre Petition.
4 Rellerne t'ollene Kaay for 'Varsity.
Harvard I nnhle lo Score on Tale.
Results of Other Foot Ball finmee.
ft Affairs at Sonih nmnhn.
Inspector Wrlarht I rira Reforms.
Past Week In (Imnlia Society.
T f'onnrll Bluffs and town Kens.
F.lli roRIAI, SFt'TIO-.
1 Editorial.
11 Many Request Police for Help.
IN Morton Makes Kstlmates for avy.
1 Roster Brown's Thanksgiving.
It t holly rashraller.
Alice and the Policeman,
a Love Story of n Fnmona Slna;er.
4 Making of Professional Resotles.
Marries the Same Man Twice.
K Uoadrnntr Life of Frederick Monks
Yonthfnl Foot Hall Plnyers.
6 A Story of n Child Actress.
7 A Tnle of The. nksa t vlnsr.
A Millionaire's Honeymoon,
ft Where Fslse Hair Conies From.
From r and Far.
ft Top o' the Mornln.
lO Hery of Slaa-e Beauties.
1 Serving; ntlce on Sir nobler.
Stories About Noted People.
2 Plays and Plnyers.
Music mid Mnsleal Notes.
it Queer Capers of Recent Romnuce.
4 1'he Vnllonsl Tlmnkssrl vlnsr liny.
. (Innlnt Ken to res of Life.
5 Old and New Ticket Offices.
Carpenter's Letter.
6 For and About Women.
Newest Tlilna-a lu Fashions.
T The World of Sports.
8 In the Field of Electricity.
Temperature at Omnha Vesterdayi
ft a. m M 1 p. m '
m rut 2 p. m RM
T a. m no .1 p. m .Vt
N n. in ftl 4 p. n Ml
O a. m tin n p. m (Mi
10 n. m R.1 e p. m (V-t
11 a. m fl 7 p. m 53
12 in C8
N'ehrnska, ftl Bellevue, O.
Yale, 12 Harvard, O.
Mlnnesotn, 17 North western, O.
Navy, lit Vlra-tnla Polytechnic, O
Illinois, 20 lown, O.
West Point, 21 1 Syracuse. S.
Dnrtmonth, 12 Brown, S.
Haskell, 14 Wiashbnrn, O.
Vonncil Bluffs H. S., 0 Harlan
S., O.
Grand Island Bnalneas College, 123 1
Hnatliisrs Business Collepve, O.
Ornnd Island II. S., ll) Kearney Mil
itary Academy, O.
Beatrice II. 8., lit Lincoln Acad., O.
Columbus II. H 111 Fremont II. S.. O.
' Pluttsmoutn II. ., 1U South Omaha
H. 8., O.
Yankton II. S., B Sioux Falls H. 8., S.
Organisation Meeting- at Portland
Offers Advice as to Certain
Federal Laws.
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 1. The report
of the executive committee of the Na
tional Orange, which isnow In session in
this city, ahowa that' ihe affairs of the
organisation are in a prosperoua condition.
The total amount of property owned by
the. Orange at present la valued at ISO.000,
an Increase ot $9,293 over last year.
The executive committee thinks that the
powers now conferred upon the Interstate
Commerce commission are not ample
enough and the legislation, necessary to
enlarge Its powers la recommended. The
report endorses the parcels post and con
demns the effort being made to repeal the
Grout oleomargarine bill. The committee
recommends that the Orange adopt reso
lutions at this session favoring direct elec
tion of United States senators. The re
port clones by re-endorsing Congressman
Currie s b'" providing' for federal aid in
building roada, which la before congress,
und In emphatic terms denounces the
trusts and urges the endorsement of pres
ent laws and the enacting of new ones
necessary to that end.
Members of Jury May Be Changed
Before Any Testimony Is
NEW YORK, Nov. 1. Further delay In
the trial of Nan Patterson, the show girl,
who Is charged with causing the death of
Caesar Young, a wealthy horseman, was
Indicated In rumors which were prevalent
around the criminal court building today,
A full jury had been selected when court
adjourned laat night and it was thought
that tho real work of ths trial would bs
begun promptly Monday morning.
Today, however, a atory became current
that aeveral changes would be made In
the Jury before the trial would proceed.
Elwood Hendricks, the foreman, asked
the court yesterday to excuse him from
duty on the ground that a member of hla
family was seriously 111. H was said that
several jurors also had asked to be dis
missed for private reasons. These requests
will be considered by the court when the
trial is resumed Monday.
Annual Session at JTew York De.
ermber 15 to Klect President to
Succeed Late Senator Haana. V,
NEW YORK, Nov. J9.The fourth an
nual meeting of the rxamitiva r.rmi....
j of the National Civic Federation at which
a presment to succeed the lata Senator
Hanna may be elected, will be held in
New York City on December U. The call
for the meeting was issued today and whs
accompanied by a statement In part as fol
lows: The executive committee will hold two
business sessions In the morning and aft
ernoon and In the evening will entertain
at Its annual dinner the nieinlieis of all
the departments of tha organization
Among the sotmkers at the dinner will
Is Andrew Curneicle, Archhishop Irelan I
I If hop Potter, August lielmont, Cortirlius
N. Ullsa. Oxear H. StrauM. John Mitchell
Sumuel Gomix-rs and E. E. Clark.
James II. Sovereign Better.
WALLACE. Idaho., Nov. 1. James R.
Sovereign, formerly geneial master work
man of the KiiIkMs of Iibor, who wss
reported last niKht aa dying frum liemorr
hsues of the brain, Is about town as usual
today. He was sick last night, but has recovered.
St. Petersburg Hears that Battle is in I" nil
8 win 5 Near Mnkdsi.
General Konropatkin Begins a Morement
Against the Japanese Left.
Bqnadron of Cossacks Bepnlsed Thursday
Thirtj Mills South of lunister.
Russian Correspondent nt Mukdeel
Telle of Henry Artillery Flr
and F.ipeetatlon ot an
ported that a battle between the two ar
mies before Mukden Is in full swing. Ths
War office does not confirm the rumor,
though It admits that the activity all along
the lines Indicates that both armies are)
ready. The RusMian. according to Gen
eral Kouropatkin'a reports, ore pressing ths
Japanese left, whlln a very
movement of the Japanese Is reported at
Stntslntln, fcrty-ftve miles e st of Mukdsn.
A special correspondent, telegraphing un
der last night's date, says the battle his
begun and that the thunder of tha guns la
General Sskharoff, under date of No
vember 18, reports a reconnoissance on a
large scale November 17 In the dlrec.lon of
Falkal and Chltaitse, on the right of tha
Hun river. Tne Japanese showed aome re
sistance, but were dislodged from thees.
villages and from the brldgea acroas the
Hun. At daybreak the same day tho Jrtpa
nere repuised a squadron, of Cossack thirty
miles south of Kunslnt.n.
MUKDEN, Friday. Nov. 18, via Peking,
Nov. 19. A severe artillery firo was openeJ
on the Russian right commencing at day
light today and lasting for several hours.
There was also Intermittent during
the day. The Russians are expecting a
general attack on the part of ths Japanese.
.Another unsuccessful attack on Port Ar
thur was made November 17.
Late November 17 the Japanese oppoalts
Poutiloff hill (Lone Tree hill) attempted an
advance under the cover of artillery and
reached a amall village between the 'poal
tlona, but, according to accounts from
the field brought by headquarters couriers,
they were repulsed with large casualties.
The Japanese made simultaneous .attacks
along the railway, but they are reported, to
have been without result.
Report of Battle Contradicted.
MUKDEN, Nov. 19. The position at the
front la unchanged.
Positive Information received hero con
tradicts previous reports and says the Jap
anese have decided not to begin a serious
operation on Mukden before there is a defi
nite result at Port Arthur, cither tho fall
of the fortress or a necessity for tho Jap
anese to bring up reinforcements from
Japan and recommence the arduous worn
of the siege. Until then they intend to
confine themselves merely to holding th
Russians In check.
Shanghai Hears of Fight.
SHANGHAI. Nov. 19.-The Japanese t
sumed their attacks on Port Arthur on No
vember 17, making a furious assault, which
AcMilfc.t In Ihie nnminnftnn nf linrierff round
chambers In Important positions.
British Cruiser on Watch.
8IMONSTOWN. Cape Colony, Nov. It.
The British cruiser Ba.rosa soiled from
here today. It Is' believed Its destination
la Waltlsch bay, on the west coaat of
German Southwest Africa, and that Its ob
ject. In to watch the approaching of the
Russian second Pa :.1c squadron .
Anrlo Russian Commission Is to Be
Granted Large Discretion
In Matter.
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 19. The nego
tiations on the subject of ths Anglo
Russia convention are practically con
cluded. Only one small point remains' to
be settled, and that is of such slight Im
portance that Foreign Minister Lamsdorff
and Ambassador Hardinge this afternoon'
will dlacuss the queation as to how and
where ths signatures are to be exchanged.
In substance the change in the language
regarding the determination of responsi
bility by the International commission will
make the convention proviuo for ths loca
tion ot any blame which la found to exist
upon any persons of Russian, British or
foreign nationality.
LONDON, Nov. 1. The Anglo-Russian
North sea convention Is expected to bs
signed November 21 or November 22, but It
la not decided juat when. Practically ths
only changes are In clause t and are said
to be unimportant.
Instigator of Meeting and Captala of
Company Killed la
RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 19. A battalion
of Infantry atatloned at .Bahla mutinied
yesterday at the Instigation of a sub
lieutenant, according to a telegram re
ceived hero. The commanding officer at
tempted to address the men, but was shot
dead by the ringleader with a revolver.
Other troops then charged the mutineers
and order was restored.
The sub-lieutenant who Instigated the
mutiny was fatally wounded and alnoo
Prcsldeat Fraarls and Mayor Wells
Greet Oriental Dignitary at
SI. Louis.
ST. LOUIS. Nov. 19 -Prlnce Fushlml and
suite arrived here today in a private car
attached to a regular passenger train from
Washington. President D. R. Francis of
the exposition and Mayor Rolla Wells
headed a reception committee composed of
city and World's fair official. With them
was S. Tcgtma. acting commissioner gen
eral from Japan, and about luo of his coun
trymen. After greeting and Introductions
the party, escorted by a troop of United
Slates cavalry, were taken lo the Buck.
Ingham club, where fifteen rooms on ths
floor hsd been reserved for their use.
There, after the prince hsd had luncheon,
he formally received President Francis and
Mayor Wells and later returned their aaiii.