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    The Omaha Daily Bee.
President Booierelt's Plurality in Hebraaki
Beaches Enonneue Proportion!.
Antelope Stats OuU Over CI Per Cent of
Tote far lepublican Candidate.
Oorernor Ei landiome Plurality Orer
Hii Strenr, lotion Opponent
Retoras (ram ninety Counties of Stat
Shew Vata Abaat Sixteen Thou
sand I. urn Thaa Foar
Year a Ago.
iTnofflclal, but cor returna for the
Mate of Nebraska a ? at the vote on
president at the Ins S. on was in the
neighborhood of 226,01 i bout K.000 less
than waa cant four " 7 ago. Of the
votes east President velt received
137,613; Parker got 62 5 fataon, 20,622;
Swallow. 1306; Deb, 7. g t hla glvea Mr.
ltoosevelt a plurality o z. and a clear
majority over all of lit little more
than ' sixty-one per eel "rl the vote of
the state was given to t "" ibllcan can
didate for president.
On governor the vote was vary nearly
the same in total aa for president. Gov
ernor Mickey received 111,707; Berge. 102,
470; Swander. 6,277; Vail, 6.067; Mickey's
plurality, ,237.
The unofficial returna from the ninety
counties of the state on president and gov.
ernor follow:
Vote oa President.
ltoose- par- Wat- Swal-
veit. ker. aon. low. Debs.
Adams t.iU vrt 47 n 6S
Antelope .... I,si3 J51 b. w Zl
mnner loo is 8 j
Plain Ul 4 17 1
00"e l.&tf 471 441 124 15
hox Butte... mn 211 ,1 m
Hoyd ,1,SW3 XPi 217 47 61
Brwn bnl 1304 8 2
Buffalo 2.664 7;o M 94 Hi
ur' fcM 171 83 1
Sutler 1,(23 1,2.8 m 7 12
c . '11 1.4MS 1W6 164 87
tedar 1.7K7 1.021 HH 31 28
Chase 8J9 111 74 13
Cherry ...... K,s 84 44 28
Cheyenne ... s-l 2ti 35 2fl
Clay HIS TH 67s 111 6i
Colfax l.lM) 76!t 14 77 61
Cuming 1,4W) 1,216 61 25 8
Custer f 1,068 118 Ho
Dakota,. 866 6a 28 34 3d
Dawes 818 248 81 Z SJ
Dawson 1,713 457 437 12! 43
Deuel 8nrt liw si 4 5
Dixon 1,624 675 141 82 84
podge 2.7S9 1.643 87 93 82
lKnigtne 15,248 6,606 279 2o6 J.736
l$y . M 10 11
Fillmore 1,980 839 679 46 61
Franklin .... 1,2-S 472 3K2 46 19
Frontier M M M 29 46
Furnas 1.W9 8!i3 479 78 23
0Be 4,3(1 1,328 19 238 92
Uarfleld 4i 64 94 4 14
Gosper tin 154 212 24
Grant 118 49 .... 1
or:?lf""' m J7 Is a m
1511II .7........ 1.6t 813 S71 93 I2
Hamilton ... 1,845 618 410 161 39
i.iu-tsit -1.178- 2W 3S0 167' '55
.'yes IS5 10B 46 7 32
itchcock .. 698 1 190 10 15
v'-H ......i... 1,740 634 708 122 74
..ooker ...... "3 22 g 1
l.oward 1,254 475 401
JefTei-Hfln .... 2.067 662 122 126 128
Jchnson 1,611 642 160 119 17
Kearney 1,235 393 884 83 32
Keith 263 84 75 2 g
Keya Paha.. 448 97 129 10 87
Kimball ..... 143 14 10 2 3
Knox. 3,163 826 328 91 71
Lancaster ... g,167 l.fiKl 663 662 178
Lincoln 1,440 326 223 60 . 218
I-ogan WO 22 34 4 20
!-'P 223 23 69 .... 20
McPherson .. l' 12 6 1 8
Madison 8,210 l,0jr 157 6J 49
Merrick 1,278 400 242 155 15
Nance 1.198 1S4 224 62 13
Nemaha l,m 74 2V) 114 73
Nuckolls .... 1,615 66 &16 46 17
Otoe 2.6H 1,4.-1 168 Hi4 137
Pawnee 1.7.19 661 . 91 109 43
Perkins 179 57 85 4 2
Phelps 1,667 217 393 110 20
P erce 1,122 4M 97 39 ?9
1.9-I7 1,610 158 61 22
Po'lt !'' 239 RH I79
Red Willow. 1,373 3 W 257 61 74
Richardson . 2,654 1,664 Mo 68 73
Rock 4.H 138 J9 23 7
Halln LH'tO 1,117 243 113 8S
Sarpy m 675 49 64 83
Saunders .... 2,80 1,034 682 ISO 66
, Scott's Bluff 630 I113 34 27 87
geward 2,213 1,029 279 80 10
(Sheridan .... 673 172 1S3 40 27
Bherman .... 8W 140 423 21 44
Hloux 247 111 24 13 8
Btanton 896 612 57 21 (
Jhayer 1,;(0 813 2-9 101 87
Thomas M 39 11 8 3
Thurston ... 757 638 20 6 20
Valley 1,133 220 857 60 13
Washington 1,868 794 104 38 ' 96
Wayne 1.463 551 71 SO 26
Webster .... I,s6 423 446 89 19
Wheeler . 187 f.ti 1 97
Tork 8.629 763 426 211 22 !
Totals ...187 613 62,679 20,622 6,306 7.380
Plurality .... 84.833
Majority .... 60,62
Vote oa Governor, v
Mickey. Berge. der. Vail.
. Rep. Fu. Pro. 80c.
Adams 1.829 1,904 93 40
Antelope 1.477 1.162 99 18
Banner 135 44 10 2
Blaine 107 73 8 1
Boone 1,4:4 1.3O0 112 14
Box Butte iM M 23 16
Boyd 992 8oi 60 53
Brown 6 271 10 19
HuffalO 1.148 I,8ii3 79 68
Burt 1,792 .979 64 11
Butler , 1,374 1,916 69 7
Case 1,346 2,099 129 67
Cedar 1,613 1,433 34 24
Chase 297 210 7
Cherry 869 5"8 41 21
Cheyenne 63 3:S 35 17
Clay , 1.6s4 1,750 87 37
Colfax 922 1,189 72 28
Cuming k , 1,153 1,671 16 8
Custer , 2,129 2,051 184 94
Dakota 764 616 3 1 27
Dawes 62 464 24 55
pawson 1,412 1,178 144 36
Deuel 325 22 6 I
Dtxon .' 1.226 1.010 64 2a
Dodge 2,348 2,290 76 61
Douglas , 10.553 12.881 214 8,492
Dundy 346 23) 8 6
Fillmore l.tttl 1,764 49 38
fYanklln 1.074 l.ou 45 14
'rentier 859 6s5 29 88
Furnas 1.3"9 1,148 70 17
Oage 8,731 2,OM 231 64
Garfield 341 241 . 10 lo
Gosper 454 473 24 6
Grant 87 "6 3 3
Qrreley i. 660 840 20 26
Hall 1.130 1.479 85' 106
Hamilton 1,322 1.616 144 21
Harlan 96 839 133 49
Hayes 294 194 7 26
llllollcook 624 422 19 15
JJo't 1.46 1,678 116 63
Hooker 64 46 8
Howard 1.033 1.138 .... ....
Jefferson 1,845 1.121 mi 63
Johnson 1,410 !, 93 13
Kearney 1,07$ . 9W . 69 19
Keith 2,5 217 1 4
Keya Pah 393 284 13 80
Kimball 116 60 3 4
Knox 1.557 1.68 84 68
DAnraater 4.634 4.6t 351 86
Uaoula 1,2H 7)3 79 66
Ixigan 80 76 6 II
I.oup 194 lie 1 16
McHheraon 83 33 1
Madison 1.&3 1.68 41 18
Merrick 9-5 nil 126 10
Nance 1 (1 7"7, 66 10
Nemaha 1.641 1,628 95 68
Nuoaolle 1.44 1.140 (J j
Otoe t 13 3.065 89 85
Pawnoe 1.676 M4 lot) So
Perkins 138 181 4
Phelps 1 162 1.0) 1 12
Pleivo 9"7 9 87 n
PUtte 1.360 1 214 70 1J
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British Government Will lotroence
Collect oa Delivery eystens for
Merchandise Packets.
JX)NDON. Nov. 19-(Special Cablegram
to The Bee.) Now that the postmaster
general has ptomlsed an Imperial system
of cash on delivery the official at St. Mar
tinique Grand are busy formulating the
details and ascertaining which of the col
onies, dependencies and possessions are
willing to take advantage of the scheme.
"There is good reason to suppose." said
Mr. Crabb, of the secretnry s department,
this week, "that at least some of our
colonies will welcome the Idea, but It is
open to any of them to refuse."
Three main points are at present favored
In the general postofflce. These will be,
It is thought:
1. A parcels post exchange up to eleven
pounds in weight
3. Cash on delivery registered letter
3. No right of examination of parcels
by receivers before payment of charges.
As the postofflce dope tot contemplate
taking any responsibilities aa to the char,
acter of the goods carried, the money
chargeable must be received without any
examination of the parcels. In regard to
cash on delivery registered letters It is
pointed out that this service is more ex
peditious than the parcels post, and that
it may be found useful for the conveyance
of small valuables or documents In which,
say, a 6-pound stamp charge has to be
"80 far aa we can look forward," said
Mr. Crabb, "it is thought that the out
ward traffic of parcels to the colonies
would be greater In volume than the In
ward traffic to this country."
The treasury Is being consulted on the
details of Lord Stanley's scheme.
Irge m Pastoral Letter In Reward to
Clergy In Politics.
ROMS, Nov. 20. Irreconcilable clericals,
especially in foreign countries, have been
urging Pope Plus X to publish a statement
on the subject of the "non-expedlt," the
document issued by Pope Plus IX. forbid
ding Catholics to vote at Italian elections
after the fall of the temporal power of the
pontiff. Those who are urging action by
the pope fear that the fact that the prohi
bition was not reiterated before the recent
general election and that many clericals
participated in the election may be taken
as a tacit renunciation of the Vatican's
claims on Rome.
It Is reported that Pope Plus X will write
an open letter to Cardinal Merry del Val,
the papal secretary of state, saying that
the status quo existing prior to the gen
eral election remains unchanged, but ad
mitting that there may be exceptional
canes, aa In the last general election, when
clericals might be advised by their bishops
to vote In ceataln constituencies.
Police t'nable to Suppress Antl
Austrian Outbreaks.
ROME, Nov. 20. Demonstrations against
the Innsbruck affair continue to be made at
various places in tho country. At Rome the
students again started In the direction of
the Austrian embassy and soon were aug
mented, in numbers. The police were in
sufficient to control the demonstrators.
When they arrived at the embassy they
shouted "Long live Trent!" and "Long live
Trieste!" The troops that had been called
out charged the mob and dispersed it.
The agitation is taking many forms, In
cluding contributions to the Allghlerl so
ciety, memorials adopted by municipalities
and addresses to the government, one of
which from Naples bore 6,000 signatures.
Honor Dowager daeeo's Birthday.
ROME, Nov. 20. Queen Dowager Mar
gherlta's 63d birthday anniversary, was
celebrated today throughout Italy by a dis
play of flagB and bunting, and In various
nthnr WHYS. The ships in Italian harbors.
Including tho United States cruiser Cleve
land at Genoa, hoisted their pennants In
honor of the occasion, and the bands
played national airs. The celebration af
forded opportunities for fresh antl-Aus-trlan
demonstrations, but the crowds were
aiiv rilanersed by soldiers. At Bologna
the socialists, who are opposed to agitation
against a rorelgn power, auacKea a moo
that was burning an Austrian flag and
rescued the flag. A fight ensued, which
waa stopped by the police.
Religions Jubilee In Naples.
NAPLES, Nov. 20. The jubilee of the
Immaculate conception was celebrated here
today with great solemnity and gorgeous
nesB. A procession traversed the principal
streets, offering a magnificent spectacle of
religious devotion. There was much com
ment upon the fact that the municipal and
provincial authorities participated in the
procession for the first time since the fall
f the kingdom of the two Sicilies.
Premier Tlssa Hooted.
BUDA PEST, Hungary, Nov. 20. As Pre
mier Tlsza waa leaving a meeting of his
political supporters today he encountered
a hostile demonstration. He was greeted
with shouts of "Resign!" and was pelted
ulth snowballs., The police dispersed the
crowd by a discharge of blank cartridges.
Forty arrests were made.
Grand Duke Cyril Hopeful.
ROME, Nov. 20. Orand Duke Cyril of
Russia has arrived here and will complete
his convalescence in Italy. Speaking of the
situation In the far east, the grand duke
predicted that the tide will soon turn,
Russia having almost completed Its prepar
ations to strike a decisive blow.
Italian King Receives Chamberlain.
ROME, Nov. 20. King Victor Emmanuel
today received Joseph Chamberlain In pri
vate audience at his country estate, San
Rossore. His majesty evinced great Inter
est in the situation in England and in
Mr. Chamberlain's scheme of tariff reviulon.
American Ships at Rio.
RIO DE JANEIRO. Nov. 20. The Amer
ican cruisers Brooklyn and Atlanta ar
rived htre at 8 p. m. today.
Quiet at Rio Janerlo.
RIO DE JANEIRO. Nov. 30-Complete
calm has' been restored throughout Brusll.
John Kane.
CRESTON, la., Nov. 20.-(8peclal.)Mr.
John Kane, an old and respected cltlien
of Creston, died at his home on Wyoming
avenue yeaterday afternoon after a short
illness. Mr. Kane Is survived by six chil
dren, all of whom were present with him
at his death. The funeral services win
be held Monday at St. Maiachy'a church,
interment taking place In Calvary ceme
tery. Mrs. A mas Inda.
BUTTE. Neb., Nov. 20. (Special Tele
gram.) Mrs. A mas Inda, wife of the late
Amaa Inda, died this morning. She live!
formerly at Prague and Wllber aod the
JCitueraJ wUl be hold at Wllber.
lotioi ef ZemitTog Brings Kitten to a
Irisii is Bussia.
Speeches at Meeting as Well as Memo
rial Set Forth the Real Condi
tion of the People of the
Russian Empire. ,
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 20-The lem
tvo representatives' meeting today adopted
the remainder of the memorandum almost
literally aa cabled to the Associated Press
yesterday, and besides considered several
supplementary articles providing for -the
co-operation of the semBtvos In the Red
Cross work and for extension of school
facilities. The vote on the question of
the adoption of the memorial stood 88 to
10. The meeting probably will be continued
several days. The memorial and minutes
of the meeting will be sent to Prince 8vla-topolk-Mlrsky
for transmission to the em
peror. What the result will be is a mat
ter of speculation, but the men who have
participated In this meeting are In most
cases the most influential and able men In
their respective provinces, and are re
solved to press the movement everywhere
with the greatest vigor.
A temstvo banquet will be arranged for
December 4, the fortieth anniversary of the
emancipation proclamation Issued by Alex
ander II, and on this occasion speeches
along the line of tho memorial will be
made. Later the lemstvos, which are to
meet on December 14, will be urged to
adopt resolutions embodying a similar pro
gram of agitation. The govtrnment's at
titude is awaited with interest. The mere
fact that a meeting with such a program
was permitted, although official auspices
were denied It, Is unprecedented, but the
vigorous character of the memorial adopted
and the resolution to push the matter must
compel the government to act.
Parting of the Ways.
A parting of the ways is again at hand
and the autocracy, it would seem, must
once more choose whether the people shall
be allowed a voice In the government, for
It Is inconceivable that It can allow agita
tion for a convocatlve, elective body to de
cide whether the time has not come. In
the language of the memorial, for "a spe
cially elected body to participate In legis
lation." '
Reactionaries, of course, are horrified at
the mere suggestion of anything approach
ing a parliament or a constitution. All
their power and Influence already , are in
the scale, but no matter which way the
balance swings the decision Is bound to
mark an epoch In Russia's history.
The actual participants In the meeting
here are far from hopeful, but they sin
cerely believe the salvation of the country
depends on the solution they have to offer
and have the satisfaction of knowing that
as representatives of the most authoritative
provincial Institutions of the empire they
have for once spoken out their views and
have taken measures to have them spread
before the world as well as the govern
ment which is addressed.
For one result It Is sure to give a strong
Impetus to the liberal movement. With
the country In the throes of a great and
hitherto unsuccessful foreign war and dis
turbed conditions at home, the measure,
which is aimed to arouse united action,
might overrule other considerations. The
Associated Press has learned that recently
the emperor has spoken much of M. Wltte's
famous memorandum, written Just before
his fall, on the advisability of yielding the
people a voice In the government.
Not Revolutionists.
One thing which muBt commend itself
strongly to the emperor la the fact that
the memorial represents the view of able
and moderate men who have no sympathy
with revolution. They have taken par
ticular pains to discourage the student
demonstrations which were planned for
Saturday and Sunday in front of the Kaxan
cathedral and none occurred.
Not a single word about the meeting has
been printed in the newspapers here and
yet the news has spread everywhere and
created a tremendous stir and today was
almost the sole topic of discussion in St.
While the Associated Press Is not at
liberty to give a detailed report of the
speeches, It is able to summarize the chief
points of the discussion leading to the
adoption of the memorandum.
The chief characteristic of Russia's ex
istence is complete estrangement of rulers
and people, due to the lock of mutual
confidence. This condition has been in
tensified during recent years and has been
especially noticeable since the outbreak of
the war, which disclosed the true internal
conditions of the country. Under these
conditions of affairs the government Ims
no means of knowing the truth about the
country and what the people want, and
so Is reduced to act upon what It thinks
is best for the people. But such action
only makes matters worse and leads to
blunders and continued estrangement. The
trouble Is the people are excluded from
any part In the government. Instead of
encouraging self-reliance, we foster tute
lage by centralizing power in the hands of
Progress la Impossible,
The result of this Is especially noticeable
In cities, where the statu of siege, renewed
from year to year, permits arbitrary rul.-H.
suspension of law and interference with
elective assemblies; yet now we are prom
ised a great increase of the already wide
authority of provincial governors. All this
(Continued on Second Page.)
Want Ad Record Broken
The Sunday Be yesterday printed 2,382 PAID want
ads, while its nearest competitor, the Sunday World'
Herald, had a total of 1,244, both paid and unpaid, of
which 1,186 were paid advertisements,
The Dee broke its own record, an well as running almost
1,200 more want ads than have ever been published by
any other Omaha Sunday jaier.
The Sunday Bee Kas Double the Circula
tion of any Other Omaha Sunday Paper.
Three-Quarters of a Million Burned
Before It Is Placed Vndrr
CINCINNATI. O, Nov. 20.-Flre caused
a loss today in the central part of the
city, on South Fourth between Walnut and
Main streets and also on Main near Fourth,
approximating ri.O0O. It started about
noon In an abandons building In the rear
of the Poundsford Stationery company.
There was a strong breeze that caused
the flames to spread rapidly, so that with
the whole fire department at work. It re
quired several hours to get the Are under
contral and early In the afternoon a gen
eral conflagration was apprehended.
The loas on the several five-story build
ings was 8140.000. distributed as follows:
McNIcken estate, $76,000; Rudolph Wuriit
zer, 840.000; Baker estate, 310,000; Sammct
Brothers, $10,000; J. Frank Jones, 85,000.
The nine-story St. Paul building, owned
by the Emerys, stopped the fire westward
and was damaged about 8500. Next
of the St. Paul building is the eighteen
story ntw building of the First National
bank, which suffered no damage. But lit
tle was saved east of the St. Paul build
ing to Main street. As the McNIcken es
tate all went to the University of Cincin
nati, that institution Is a heavy loser. The
heaviest losses were on stocks of merchan
dise aa follows: The Rudolph Wurlitzer
company, pianos and musical Instruments,
8200,000; Insurance, I220.OU0; the I'oundeford
Stationery company, $),00; F. A. Schwaill
bottlers' supplies, 855,000; Queen City Win
dow Glass works, 340,000; the Lorlng An
drews company, Jewelry manufacturers,
845,000; Sammet Brothers, tailors, 37,000;
Thomas Kennedy, type machinery, $15,0(10;
J. M. Eilers and company, $15,0u0; F. H.
Bernlng & Sons, tobacco, $15,000, and a
number of smaller firms.
Over Half a Million Pass Through
Gates During the Past
ST. LOUIS. Nov. 20.-The record of ad
missions at the Worki's fair for the week
ended Saturduy, November 19, Is as follows:
Monday, November U 72,703
Tuesday .- 84.436
Wednesday , 87.410
Thursday 80.537
Friday m.821
Saturday 132,253
April, one day
May, twenty-six days
June, twenty-six days
July, twenty-seven days
August, twenty-seven; days
September, twenty-six days
October, twenty-seven days
November, seventeen days
Total 17,617,906
Sends Check for Fund for Memorial
to General John B.
ATLANTA, Oa., Nov. 20. Booker T.
Washington, president of the Tuskegee
Normal and Industrial Institute at Tuske
gee, Ala., has contributed his check for
$26 to the fund now, being raised for the
erection of a monutuiw.t to the memory of
General John B. Gordon.
This personal contribution from a source
which makes it of peculiar interest and
significance has been received in the spirit
in which it was tendered. Reply waa made
by President W. L. Calhoun of the Gordon
Monument association, thanking the sender,
not alone for the check, but also for the
sentiments expressed in the letter accom
panying the check and the tribute paid to
General Gordon.
One Man Killed in Riot In Which
Guns, Clubs and Knives
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Nov. 20. (Special
Telegram.) A number of Swedes, colored
men and Irishmen engaged in a riot with
guns, clubs and knives at Laramie at 3
o'clock this morning and Charles Busaard
was killed. A number of others were In
jured. Gust Johnson, a Swede, is charged
with shooting Bussard, but Johnson's com
panions deny this, although the colored
men say Johnson did It. A large number
of arrests were made, but the evidence is
conflicting and the majority have been
Belligerent Telegrapher Overpowered
nnd Turned Over to the
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Nov. 20. (Special
Telegram.) Conductor Tom Mooney of
North Platte had a narrow escape from
being murdered at Ogalalla last night
when coming west on train No. 101.
Mooney entered the office to get orders and
was requested by the operator to deliver
the engineer's copy. Mooney said this was
a violation of tho rules, whereupon the
operator picked up a revolver and took
a shot at the conductor. Mooney eoon
overpowered the telegrapher and turned
him over to the marshal. Hla name waa
not learned.
Eeal FacU About Bepublicta Maaagtmint
in Nebraska OonteiU
lees Secret Resources Outside of
Regular Campnlgn Treasury
All About thnt German
Newspaper Deal.
OMAHA, Nov. 20 To the Republicans of
Nebraska: In view of the studious effort
tc herald the whitewash resolutions passed
by the state committee at its recent meet
ing as a rebuke to me, as if I were the
real culprit to be blamed for the deficit
in the party treasury, I believe it due my
self to make public certain Inside facts of
the campaign management which up to
this time have been kept covered in the in
terest of party success. The recent repub
lican victory In Nebraska has been so sig
nal that no harm can be done now by
showing things up as they really are, In
the hope that the mistakes of 1!04 may
not again be committed.
In the first place let It be known that I
have no personal qunrrel with Chairman
Burgess. When he first solicited my assist
ance to make him chairman of the state
committee I told him I would be pleased
to co-operate to that end If the republican
leaders of Lancaster county agreed that
he was the man for the place. On Inquiry
I was unable to find a single man In Lan
caster county, except Mr. Burgess, who
wanted him made chairman, and under the
conditions I expressed my preference for
Charles H. Sloan of Fillmore county. The
candidates on the state ticket saw fit to
recommend Henry F. Lehr for chairman,
with Mr. Sloan for vice chairman, none of
them at that time being favorable to Mr.
Burgess. When Mr. Lehr declined to serve,
I thought Mr. Sloan should be promoted
to first place. Fifteen minutes before the
meeting of the committee to fill the va
cancy, four of the nominees on the s!Ute
ticket declared to me that the selection
of Mr. Burgess would be a great mistake,
and besought me to help them prevent it.
By some Influence or other, however, they
seemed to have been persuaded to agree
to recommend Mr. Burgess unanimously,
and the committee had no alternative but
to acquiesce.
Wanted Business Campaign Methods.
At that tame meeting, before any execu
tive committee had been appointed, the
full committee by unanimous vote spread
upon its records certain Instructions;
namely, that the executrVe commitee should
make the assessments upon the candidates;
that it should fix the salaries of all officers
and regular employes of the committee,
and that it should put Into effect a system
of audit and account. These instructions
were glvan after a full, discussion for the
purposes of putting the finances of the
committee upon a business basis and mak
ing sure of an economic and honest ad
ministration of the campaign funds.
I was shortly afterward notified of my
appointment as a member of the executive
committee, the appointment being made by
Chairman Burgess without my solicita
tion or that of any of my friends, although
over the protest, of some- of my political
It soon developed, however, first, that
Mr. Burgess was not equal to his task,
and, second, that the atmosphere at com
mittee headquarters was decidedly hostile
to the candidacy of Governor Mickey. The
executive committee met but three times
during the entire campaign, the last time
being on September 16, after which the
chairman carefully avoided reconvening
It. At the first meeting of the committee
two typewritten resolutions, prepared un
der the direction of Chairman Burgess,
were Introduced. One fixed his salary at
$250 a month with board for five months.
No other chairman had ever absorbed so
much money out of the campaign fund. I
thought this an unwarranted extravagance
and moved to cut down the stipend to $200
a month, but was out-voted.
The other , resolution empowered the
chairman to employ such clerical and sten
ographic assistants at headquarters as
should be needed, reporting the names to
the executive committee for confirmation.
This resolution passed, but with a pro
viso which I added that the salaries be
limited to $60 a month for stenographers
and $50 a month for clerks.
Reckless Extravagance Everywhere.
The committee discussed the organization
of a press bureau informally and asked the
chairman to ascertain who was available
for that purpose and to recommend a suit
able person, and the same understanding
was had with reference to the head of the
speakers' bureau, which was not to be es
tablished until a month or so later. Fur
thermore, verbal Instructions for the Inaug
uration of a voucher system to control the
expenditures were given.
Chairman Burgess never executed any
of these instructions. On the contrary,
with reckless liberality, he employed his
stenographers and clerks at salaries larger
than the stipulated limits. He never re
ported any of his other appointments to
the executive committee until weeks after
they were on the pay roll, or until he was
forced to do so. Two of these appoint
ments he admitted had been named on the
recommendation of two of the notorious
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Fire Did Not Destroy Many of
Valuable Paintings In
ST. LOUIS. Nov. 20,-The loss from the
fire of the Missouri building at the World's
fair last evening waa not so greot as at
first supposed. A great deal of the furni
ture was saved, together with most of the
paintings and practically all of the books.
According to President M. T. Davis of
the Missouri commission, the l"Bs sustained
hy the state will only amount to I20.0M.
This Is explained by the statement of Mr.
Davis, that, after the World's fair is over,
the building, which was the finest state
structure on the grounds, would not bring
more than $5,non.
"I am happy to say that Inspection has
proven that but ten paintings of Missouri's
former governors and supreme court Jus
ticca are so badly burned that they can
not be replaced," said Mr. Davis.
The loss was mostly caused by the de
struction of furniture.
The Missouri historical exhibit was to
day temporarily placed In the Ohio build
ing. Most "of the books belong to the
State university and will be returned to
Columbia, Mo., before the end of the
week. Only a few of the books are dam
aged. The mammoth relief map, showing the
topography of Missouri, was not damaged
in the least. All the furniture on the first
floor was saved, while that on the second
floor was destroyed.
During the remainder of the World's fair
the Kansas City Casino, on Model street,
will be used by the Missouri commission
as headquarters.
Not since the opening of the exposition
has such an assemblage of Sunday visitors
gathered on the grounds as thnt which
crowded around the ruins of the Missouri
building today. Photographers and souve
nir collectors were there in numbers.
Accused of Deliberately Flrlna; oa
Hospital Ships.
CHE FOO, Nov. 20. General Balashoff,
the head of the Red Cross society at Port
Arthur, sent to the Aaeociated Press on
the torpedo destroyer Bastoropny, which
arrived here from Port Arthur November
IS and which waa subsequently destroyed
by its crew In this harbor, a personal let
ter charging the Japanese with a violation
of the rules of civilized warfare. Owing
to an error the letter of General Balashoff
was not delivered to the Associated Press
until today.
In his letter General Balashoff requested
the publication of the charges that tho
Japanese deliberately disregarded the obli
gation of the Geneva end The Hague con
ventions. He says they have compelled the
abandonment by the the Russians of three
plainly marked hospital ships and that tho
wounded who were aboard the half sunken
steamer Angara also had to be removed.
These ships, says General Balusho.T, were
anchored where they did not interfere
with the Japanese fire against the Russian
warships. He further says that the Japa
nese, who use balloons to direct their fire
and who drop their shells with minute ac
curacy Into the harbor, cannot mistake the
hospital ships and he charges that they de
liberately drive the wounded from the
ships for the purpose of, sinking the ves
sels. "This occurred recently," said General
Balashoff, "but earlier I noticed several
Instances of a concentration of fire on por
tions of the town devoted almost exclu
sively to hospitals,
"Other Instances of uncivilized warfare
are numerous, but I have no time to write
them. I scarcely have time to eat and
General Balashoff requests that his letter
serve as his proteat to the world against
the tactics of the Japanese.
As an indication of the difficulty of com
municating with Port Arthur, It Is learned
that of six duplicate letters which were
sent from Che Foo to General Balashoff by
various sources, only one succeeded in
reaching him.
Defenses Are Adeqaate.
MUKDEN, Nov. 20.-The Japanese attack
on Poutlloff hill has demonstrated the effi
cacy of the Russian defensive works. Two
battalions engaged in the attack occupied
the first line of the Russian trenches, but
the second line was caught In pits and en
tanglements and exposed to a galling fire.
A Russian bayonet attack completed their
demoralization. The weather continues
There are many rumors of Japanese ac
tivity on both flanks, but there Is nothing
tending to show that a general engagement
is more Imminent than heretofore.
In Order to Secure Best, British Hall
roads Will Make
LONDON, Nov. 19 (Special Cablegram
to The Bee.) With the Idea of getting the
finest locomotive power obtainable for their
long distance non-stopping trains, the di
rectors of the Great Western railway will
introduce shortly a powerful express en
gine of the "Atlantic" type. These are
the engines which draw the "Atlantic City
Flyers" on the Philadelphia and Reading
railway In the United States, at a speed
of over sixty miles an hour.
The Great Western railway engine will
be built at Swindon from the designs of
Mr. Churchyard, the company's locomotive
engineer. When It Is finished It will be
tried with the French de Glehn, which the
Great Western railway Introduced some
montha ago, and alao with the new city
and county classes, which the company
has recently built.
foreign Financial.
LONDON, Nov. 20 Rumors of a collision
In Afghanistan and of a hitch In the Anglo
Ruaeian nm. illations threw the Stock ex
change the past wrt-k Into a nervous condi
tion, depressing all the markets and greuLy
restricting business. While there Is no
belief in the pouMlhlllly of war between
Great Hrltaln and Russia, operators are
xtrtmely sensitive and cautious. OnHutui
day reassuring reports trought a return
of confidence ard the markets ra;ldly Im
proved. Tim alli.tment of the Jnpin-c
loan has been arranged as far at possible
In favor of small Inventors. The fluctua
tions in th" American market were very er
ratic, apparently the outcome of Wall
street Influences, which could not be ac
curately giuged here; but generally great
roniii'ence is felt iu the future of American
In that Manner Gain Important f osition la
Front of Port Arthur.
Gives Off an Odor Which Overpowers Ilea
in the Trenchei.
artillery Captured from Snsiians Brought
Into Daisy. '
Movements of Roth Armies Indicate)
that General Engagement la Not
Likely to Be Delayed
for Long.
LONDON, Nov. 20-It Is reported that
the Japanese, after successful mining, oc
cupied a counterscarp on the Sungshu
mountain last Friday.
A dispatch from Shanghai says th
steamer Lienshang from Che Foo reports
that three other Russian torpedo boat de
stroyers left Port Arthur with the de
stroyer Rastoropny. The Japanese stopped
two of them and the fate of the third la
Japs Have Ken Weapon.
CHE FOO, Nov. 20.-3:30 p. m. The local
Russian consul has received from Port
Arthur a letter describing the use by the'
Japanese of a peculiar missile. This missile
looks like a long sausage. The Japanese
throw It Into the trenches and It bursts,
giving off an odor so foul that if it Is npt
thrown out of the trenches Immediately
the soldiers faint. The gas Is not fatal
In Its effect.
4 p. m. Another attack on Etse moun
tain Is expected to occur November 24,
according to Chinese who left Dalny yea
terday. The Chinese further report that
reinforcements for the Japanese continue
to arrive. For the past ten daya 1,000 men
have arrived daily. On November 14 the
Chinese say they saw fifty guns brought
Into Dalny. Some were broken, others were
in good condition. The Japanese said they
had captured them. They saw 150 pris
oners, Including three officers, brought In.
Some of the citizens of Dalny expected .
that the attack November 24 would be gen
eral, Ktse mountain being the chief object
of the attack. Five more heavy guns re
cently arrived from Japan.
Attack Proceeding aa Planned.
TOKIO, Nov. flo.-A dispatch from the
army besieging Port Arthur, dated Novem.
ber 19, says:
During the bombardment this afternoon
a shell from a Japanese naval gun ex
ploded a Russian magazine near the ar
senal. Our operations against all the forts are
proceeding as prearranged from Manchur
tan headquarters.
At noon today we shelled the Russian In
fantry engaged In entrenching eaat of
Reluchiangtun and also Infantry in the
rear of the villages, causing them to flee tn '
In other directions there Is no change
to note.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 20.-Advloe re
ceived at the Japan! legation today state
that a bombardment by the Japanese Port
Arthur army with naval guns caused the
explosion of a Russian powder magazine
near the arsenal. The work of the attack
ing force, it Is added, la progressing aa
Battle In Prflspect.
TOKIO, Nov. 20. 1 p. m. Increasing
aotivitles along the Shakhe river seems to
Indicate the Imminence of another great
battle. The Russian feints, evidently in
tended to draw a Japanese attack, are uni
formly repulsed.
Army headquarters yesterday received
the following report from Field Marshal
Okaya, -dated November 18:
At dawn today a detachment of the
enemy In the vicinity of Bhakhe village
have indirectly bombarded our positions
with mortars and field pieces. They have
effected no damage.
A body of th enemy's Infantry waa
discovered at HHlsma and Hslontoeu. We
shelled them and they fled in confusion to
a neighboring village.
The enemy have burned Htanglashetsu
and villages to the southeast on the right
bank of the river Hun.
Attack Comes to Naught.
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 20.-Genera
Kouropatkln telegraphed that there was
no fighting November IB and 19.
4 a. m. The suspense engendered by the
Japanese attack on Poutlloff hill continue!.
This movement hae proved unsuccessful.
It moved out to capture a Russian posi
tion, but whether It was Intended to mask
activity at soma other point along the
front has not yet developed. Some cor
respondents note what they consider sig
nificant Japanese movements on the Rus
sian right, and others that a Japanese
column is moving fifty or alxty miles east-,
ward, but the opinion in military circles
seems to be that no great military move
ment is likely to transpire before the fate
of Port Arthur la learned. At the same
time it is recalled here that General Koaro
patkin's great aggressive movement last
week waa tn full swing a week before tha
outside world realized what waa occurring.
Ratlflcatlon of the Agreement to Bo
Exchanged at St. Petersburg,
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 21. Ratifica
tions of the Anglo-Russian Dogger bank
convention will ba exchanged here between
Foreign Minister Lamadorff and Ambassa
dor Ifardlnge. The prlmlpal modification
of the British text of the convention aa
finally accepted by both powers will con
sist in clearly Imposing upon the commis
sion the task of locating the blame. Irre
spective of persona or nationality.' Both
the American and French government
have been formally opprlaed that their are
expected to select members of the commis
sion and when th formal Joint Instruc
tions are issued, they will be expected to
promptly announce th result.
Emperor Franz-Jos(ph has been named
to select the fifth, in case the four should
not agree.
The commander o fthe Kamschatka will
proceed to England aa a fifth witness.
Say Extra Session of Congress thoald
Be Called.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. Governor Cum
mins of Iowa and Governor Van Bant of
Minnesota arrived here tonight. Oovarnor
Cummins aald hi visit here at this time
was in connection with a dispute which
had arisen between the Shlloh park com
mission and the Iowa state commission In
reference to the location of monument
snd Inscriptions turreon to Iowa regiments.
The governor will call on the president to
morrow. Replying to a question, he said
the president and the whole country knew
hla view with reference to the revision of
the tariff. He suld he thought that un
extra semion of congress should b con
voked for reviklon of the tariff alon and
this matter should be dlsaasuclalast frotu
vry other question