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    The Omaha Daily
Frssidsnt to Meet ths Prisst from Winne
bago VTednesdaj Morning.
Bsoretary Hitchcock Persists in Refusal to
Msit Him.
E. Eosewater Discusses Indiaa with
' t-s Secretary.
Oorernor Cummlnu of 1 ? n"
noinrn Ills Views o "I
vision of the Tariff II. T,
Hot Been l'huoa;ed.
(From a Start Correspondent)
WASHINGTON. NOV. 2l.-(8pectal TIe-
.r.m 1-nftnpcn the going out of W.
.intipa. Minmlmloner of Indian affairs, an
tha annolntment of Francla E. Leupp a
iirraiMnr there oromlses to be one r
the most Interesting Indian controversies
which has troubled the Indian department
for years. Commissioner Jones has had
notice of the trouble brewing on the Win
nebago agency and he haa taken action on
many difficulties which exist between the
Indiana and the white people doing busi
ness on the reservation.
He has taken cognisance of reports filed
with him as to boot logging, speakeasies
and other crimes which are said to exist
In the territory of the Winnebago agency
and haa Bent an Inspector to give him final
judgment of the aimc.
These, however, are but a forerunner of
the larger Investigation which Is to be
made. If the friends of the Indians can
bring It about. Father Schell. an Oregon
priest of the Catholic church, who, accord
ing to his statement, was called by tele
graph from Oregon to Nebraska by Buhop
Bcannell of the diocese of Omaha for mis
sionary work with Winnebago Indians, has
been discredited, according to reports, and
been deposed from his connection with
missionary affairs.
President to Bee Father Schell.
Father Schell arrived In Washington to
day to present to the president his story
of what has been going on in tho Winne
bago reservation during the time that he
haa been there as spiritual adviser to the
Indians. Father Schell brings with him a
petition from the grand Jury now sitting
In Omaha, directed to the president to give
him a hearing on the matters affecting the
Indians of the Winnebago reservation. It
will be recalled that Secretary Hitchcock
haa refused to rocelva Father Schell, be
cause of his Irresponsible position with the
Church Board of Cathollo missions for the
Indians, and Bishop Scannell having said
that he has no connection with the mis
sionary field in Nebraska.
But this priest of the Cathollo church
Insist thatthe flagrant wrongs that exist
on the Winnebago reservation must be
. righted.' whether he has or haa not any
connection with the mission of the Catho
llo denomination and he proposes to tell
the president what he knows of his own
knowledge regarding the conditions on the
Winnebago agency and a meeting haa bean
arranged between the president and Father
Schell for Wednesday morning. This meet
ing was arranged by Mr. Rosewater of
The Omaha Bee, who arrived in Washing
ton last night.
President Kxpreases Thanks.
Among other visits which Mr. Rosewater
paid to the cabinet officers today, he had
a short conference with the president,
which, while It lasted but a short time,
was sufficiently long for the president to
tell the editor of this newspaper how much
he appreciated the work that had been
done in behalf of himself and the repub
lican ticket. Mr. Rosewater responded by
saying that the personality of the candi
date udded much to the success of the
ticket. Without concluding his Interview
Mr. Rosewater asked that President Roose
velt hear the story of Father Schell, and
the president fixed the time for a confer
ence. Hitchcock Gives Reasons.
Mr. Rosewater hud a ccnfcrence with
. Secretary Hitchcock today In relation to
tha matter now before the department af
fecting the Winnebago reservation. Secre
tary Hitchcock announced to Mr. Rosewater
that he was correctly quoted when It was
stated that he would not receive Father
Schell. because he had been discredited by
the Catholic Mission association, and thnt
he had been advised that Father Schell
hud no connection whatsoever with the
bureau maintained by Mother Drexel. Mr.
Rosewater insisted, however, that Father
Schell waa not a deposed priest and that
his standing In the Catholic church was
the same aa If he were in direct charge
of a parish. He therefore contended thnt
until he was absolutely discredited he ought
to be heard In his own right, and that his
knowledge of Winnebago affairs should
be given due consideration.
Mr. Rosewater outlined to Secretary
Hitchcock his idea of hew the existing evil
of bootlegging and speakeasies could be
discontinued, and that was to make a tem
perance sone with the Winnebago agency
aa its center, including the town of Homer
in its farthest rim. Muke the Indian
travel before he gets whisky; make the
uU illegal und got the state and national
laws together. This would give the state
action against offenders und uld the gov
ernment in Its prosecution of the Melkle
John law.
Hade gucjeessor to Jenea.
The president toUti' announced the ap
pointment, of jftancis E. Leupp of this city
to be Indian commissioner, vice Wlill:im A.
Junes, resigned. Commissioner Jones' resig
nation and Mr. Lcupp's appointment will
take effect January 1.
Mr. Leupp 1 tho Washington corre
spondent of tho Hew York Evening I'oat
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lor many at
luniintns stands Pat.
Governor ('omnium of hiara arrived In
'Washington l;:U r.lg'u for the purpo.e of
consulting with t!it jecrctury of war re
garding t' dlfTuvmvs bi t -(' ii t lie na
tional conimUslon ana t;.e Iowa st.itc cji.i
Wldi'ion over the Ins. rr Hon to be placed
tn the. u.i nuireiits tj lu rtvet'd en the
Shiloli b.iltli.Mi-lJ. Asked whether the elo
l!on had rlxtnged h!s y..y, the governor
"J Hi:in4 iijv '! tl.e s uuu rutin i! 1 have
UiD (irc.i; '!nj. believer la the levii-i,:,
ii tl-.e i.iii.f und In re. l;iroc.t . Tli trnJ !
f pub ie M ml.c:-i;t In IK illy all parts'
iy is In tV.V' iVrC'.t.on of tar (T
of Hud- agre -nil nlii between. I
j t ar- I t tva r. n ttinn i. !t
Hoard at the Hague Will Pass
on Taxlna: Power nt
THE HAQt'E, Nflv. 21.-Th first sitting
of the arbitration court on the Japanese
house lax question was held today. The
Tnltid States Is Interested in the matter,
although not a party to tho present ar
bitration. The point at lsue I the con
tention of Great Britain, Frame and Ger
many that Japan Impost d taxes on build
ings in tiie eld fori inn ;inessslnr.s. which,
being pcrpetua! leases, are exempt from
taxation. The Tnlted Stales and othe.
pow -. having similar concession will ac
cept the anard. Mr. (Iran, president of
the court. wh is one of the provincial
governors oZ Norway, at the opening of
the proceedings conKTatulated the govern
ment who. by consentln to' submit dis
putes to international Jiuisdlctlon, had
givejn ft ?h proof of their attachment to a
treat and noble cause. He regretted that
tho path of humanity along the road of
progress was full of obstacles, but added
that happily the number of conventions
forming fresh bonds between nations was
dally Increasing.
Holland Will Co-Operate When Csar
tiivea Ills Adhesion to Movement.
THE HAGl'E. Nov. SI. The government
haj notlded the American charge d'affaires
here that Queen WUhelmlna will be glad
to see the second peuce conference meet at
The Hague, and that the United States
may count on the co-operation of the Neth
erlands aa soon as Kmperor Nicholas, the
originator of the work begun In 18S9. and
other powers have given their adhesion to
the proposal.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 One by one the
powers are lining up In hearty support of
President Roosevelt's suggestion that an
other session of The Hague tribunal be
convened to complete the work outlined by
the first peace congress. Secretary Hay
today received cordial acceptances from
Sweden and Mexico. The Swedish gov
ernment expresses Its gratitude to Presi
dent Roosevelt for culling the matter to the
attention of the powers, heartily accpts
the Invitation and expresses the opinion
that one of the most Important subjects
which the court should consider was the
effect of war on the rights of neutrals and
a definition of contraband of war. The
official answer of Russia haa not yet been
received. Mexico's acceptance Is cordial.
ROME, Nov. 21. The Glornale U ltalla
asserts that the government today sent
off a favorable reply to President Roose
velt's Invitation to a reconvening of The
Hague conference, though reserving assent
as to date and details of the program of
the conference.
Holders of Securities May Ask Presi
dent to Act as Arbitrator.
JjONDON, Nov. 21 A movement Is on
foot to get President Roosevelt to arbi
trate the difference between Panama and
the corporation of foreign bondholders In
regard to the Colombian debt.
A meeting of the Colombia committee
of the corporation has been summoned to
consider the, best means of recovery from
Panama of 'a portion of tha 110,000,000 paid
by the United States In connection with
the canal, and It Is proposed to call a
public meeting of . the Colombian bond
holders for the purpose of requesting
President Roosevelt to arbitrate as to the
proportion of this amount the new re
public ought to pay toward the liquidation
of Colombia's debt.
Killing- and Looting; Prevails In tho
Vicinity of Van.
LONDON, Nov. 21. A serious atato of
unrest continues in Armenia, where killing
and looting prevails, according to a letter
received today at the Blblelands' Mission
society, received from Dr. Reynolds of the
American board of missions. Writing from
Van, October 26, Dr Reynolds saya:
Both the political and economical condi
tions are very unsatisfactory.. Poverty haa
greatly Increased, burinees is pretty much
at a standstill and to crown all the, revo
lutionists are so much In evidence that
the people are tn constant fear lent an
other massacre be precipitated. At the
beginning of September, V tn was brought
to the very verge of massacre and more
recently an Important village has been
looted and burn-id with twenty or more
persons killed. The prospects for the win
ter are far from bright.
The latest malls bring communications
to the Blblelands' society from missionaries
In Macedonia confirming the reports of dis
tress there.
British Join In Protest. '
CONSTANTINOPLE'. Nov. 21. The Brit
ish embassy has Joined the American lega
tion In Insisting on the cessation of Inter
ference with the sales of,biblea In certain
localities. It appears that the British and
Foreign Bible society has had trouble at
Uskup. The porta says the reason for tlvr
opposition is that the "bibles are being soli
at a ridiculous low price and the suits, par
take of tho character of a propaganda."
Comment on Two Speeches.
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 21. The Novoe
Vremya today, discussing the recent
speeches of President Roosevelt and Sec
retary of the Navy Morton and Chan
cellor von Buelow, argues that the United
States and Germany are reversing their
roles, the former now being In favor of
increasing armaments and the latter being
ambitious to take part in the peaceful
counsels of nations.
Hurricane on Malay Islands.
AMSTERDAM, Nov. 21. The Talautse
Islands, northeast of Celebes, Malay archi
pelago, have been visited by a disastrous
hurricane, causing the sea to rise to such
an extent that it flooded the islands and
left 80,000 persor.s destitute, their homes,
boats and plantations being destroyed.
Divorced Duke Euaaged.
DARMSTADT. Germany, Nov. 21. The
betrothal Is officially announced of the
giund duke of Hesse, who was divorced
from hU cousin. Princess Victoria of Saxe
Coburff. in 19i1, to the princess Eleuor of
Postmasters and Rural Carriers Ap
pointed for Keltraska
and Iowa.
(From a Staff Correspondent )
WASHINGTON. Nov. il. (Special Jele
grain ) William L. Brvwn has been ap
pointed puntmaster at Pearl, Perkins
lo. iity, Kehruska, vice Lauretta Stone, re
(Jgr.ed. Rural carriers appointed for Iowa routes
Dur.ville: Route Charles A. Smith, car
rier; Mlfs.n:il V. 8:nlth, substitute. Gnh
I'.ell: Route t. Marlon N. Swart, carrier;
Jerrnilah II. Swart, substitute. Klon:
r.ui '.t. 1. Axl M. Ijirn, carrier; Frank
( fciell, subfUtataj
Socialist Element Make Savage Attack
Upon Qompert and Mitchell.
Suspension of Chicago Central Body
Will Become Permanent I nlese
Makes an Agreement with
National Officers.
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 21.-Today's ses
sion of the American Federation of Labor
was the most exciting yet held. During
the heated debate which followed the unex
pected Interjection of the question of so
cialism before the delegates Samuel Gomp
ers and John Mitchell were charged with
being traitors to the cause of labor. Those
charges and the bitter socialistic debate
which followed were caused by the Intro
duction of the following resolution by Dele
gate Victor Berger of Milwaukee:
Whereas. The unprecendented coneentra
tlon of wealth in the I'nited States and the
rapid development of the trusts In almost
every branch of Industry make it obvious
that capitalism will soon reach Its culmina
tion point and will have to make room for
another phase of civilization; and,
Whereas, It Is evident that this nation Is
destined to take the lead In this grand
strupKle for better conditions and higher
culture; therefore be It,
Resolved. That we hereby recommend to
all organizations affiliated with the Amer
ican Federation of Labor to have their
members study the economic conditions; to
have lectures upon these subjects In their
loilge rooms, homes und In meetings set
apart for this purpose, nnd to do everv
thlng In their power for the enlightenment
and Intellectual advancement of the prole
tariat. The resolution committee reported to the
convention that It recommended the adop
tion of the measure with the exception of
the clause following the first "whereas." A
socialist delegate arose and asked why the
particular section should be expurgated.
This opened the floodgates of oratory and
vituperation, and the battle was not over
until an hour and fifteen minutes after the
regular time for adjournment. By an over
whelming vote the delegates then passed
the resolution as recosimended by the com
mittee and expressed their confidence In
John Mitchell and Samuel Gompers.
Max Hayes, who championed the socialis
tic doctrine. In a speech so aroused the
galleries that they cheered him for sev
eral minutes This caused President Oom
pers to threaten to clear the hall of all
visitors. If demonstrations of the kind
were repeated. The debate became warmer
and some of the best speeches of the
session were made during Its course. Crim
inations and recriminations flew thick and
Feeling ran so high that John Mitchell
rose In the convention and stated that
unless delegate Victor Berger of Milwau
kee was able to prove his statement that
he (Mitchell) had been a traitor to the
worklngman, he must stand before the
eyes of all present a convicted liar. Then
a motion was made to suspend the rules
and allow President Gompers and John
Mitchell an opportunity to defend them
selves. Tho trouble arose over a printed
slip distributed to some delegates which
charged Mr. Gompers and Mr. Mitchell
with dining with President Elliot of Har
vard. The article In question said the
place at .which the meal was eqtaa
an unfair house, and that President Elliot
was the man who called the "scab" a hero.
It bore the heading: "Are they traitors?"
The reply of President Gompers was
most bitter and impassioned, and the feel
ing among the delegates' was tense. He
admitted the attendance upon the dinner,
but denied every Inference drawn there
from and declared that as long as he was
connected with the labor movement he
would fight against politics being mixed
with unionism.
Mr. Mitchell made a quiet address, hut
was accorded the closest attention. He loudly applauded when he said that
he defied any man to point to any n of
his which might be interpreted as against
the Interests of the worklngmer..
Gompers' Report Approved.
The fight between the Chicago Federa
tion of Labor and the national organiza
tion brought about by the question of
trade autonomy waa partially settled by
permitting Delegate William Schardt, pres.
Ident of the Chicago Federation of Labor,
to have a seat and voice in the present
convention, and directing President Gom
pers to go to Chicago within thirty days
and endeavor to settle the dispute exist
ing between the two big organizations. If
this could not be affected, it was the sense
of the convention that the Chicago body
be permanently suspended from the Amer
ican Federation of Labor.
Another action of far-reachlnar import
ance was that taken on the report of a
special committee on the demand by the
Typographical union (for an eight-houi
day. The convention voted unanimously tn
endorse the demand and pledged Itself to
aid the movement financially by levying
an assessment on each of the numbers, If
such a course Bhould become necessary.
The Typographical union haa set January,
1906, as the time when the eight-hour day
will be demanded by their organization.
Niagara Falls, N. Y., and Fort Worth,
Texas, Invited the delegation to hold their
next annual session In the respective
Chicago Case Settled.
When the delegates to the American Fed.
eratlon of Labor met today they took up
for consideration the annual report of Pres
ident Samuel Gompers. The delegates con
curred In every recommendation made by
their leader.
The question of Japanese exclusion was
introduced and caused much discussion
by the western delegates. The convention
voted unanimously in favor of the exclu
sion measure as Introduced, providing for
the exclusion of Japanese on lines similar
to the exclusion of Chinese under the ex
isting law. Not only did the convention
vote in favor of excluding thete Mongo
lians from the mainland, but from every
insular possession.
The convention then voted favorably
upon a proposition calling upon President
Gompers to appoint a committee of three
to draw up a petition on the question that
it might at an early date be presented to
congress. The plan adopted aba called for
the circulation of this petition in every or
ganisation affiliated with every federation
affiliated with the American Federation of
Labor, that signatures might be obialned.
These signed papers are then to be re
urned to the executive council and com
bined Into one monster petition to con
There was a warm debate between Dele
gate Brown of the New York Central labor
body and President Gompers over the mat
ter of accepting advertisements of non
union firms in the American F deritionlt,
the official organ of tha national body.
Delegate Fitzpatrlck of Chicago, one of
the leaders of the fight in the matter of the
central body of that city against the Amer
ican Federation of Labor, took the floor
and flatly denied the statements of Presi
dent Gompers regarding certain fair and
unfair houses. Gompers made reply that
i he attackers to the policy of the official
oigan virtually accused the leaders of sell-
(Continued on Becund rage.)
"Mr. Dove," Who Ordered the Auto,
mobile In thicaero Has Not
llrra Found.
CHICAGO, Nov. 21. Search for the mur
derer of John W. Bate, Jr., the young chauf
feur who was found dead In an automobile
near Larnont, was continued today. Tho
fact that the mysterious ".Mr. Dove." who
ordered the machine from the Auditorium
hotel, has not appeared to aid In solving tl.e
problem caused the police to believe that
beyond doubt the passenger with the
checked suit and the red necktie Is the
man they seek. '
That Dove had two victims Is a new
theory developed by the discovery of blood
under the cushion of the rear seat of the
automobile. One theory as to how "Dove"
able to escape without beir.g seen by
men who would remember hlin in the light
of the description which has been fur
nished is that "Dove" had In his canvas
suit case which he carried another suit of
clothes. It is now thought lie removed
his blood-stained garment and donned the
others, afterward tlclng his enst-un! cloth
ing Into a bundle, for which search was
instituted today.
A post-mortem examination showed that
two bullets entered Bate's head In such
short succession that their courses were
nearly Identical. Tire coroner's
said this indicated the murderer was either
highly exelted or wished to make sure of
Bate's death. Either ens of the bullets
would have proved fatal,
John Seller, the farmer who first told' of
hearing a woman's voice mlsed In dispute
among the angry tones of the men. has
changed his statement and now thinks
there was no woman's voice. John W.
Bats, father of the murdercl man, says
that his son's voice was high pitched and
might have been mistaken for a woman's
In a quairei. .
"Dove" is said to have made an arrange
ment with a chauffeur named MrKu to go
a night ride to Jollet about four weeks ago.
McRae thought he waa a race track man.
Upon the fact that the heavy tlmeplecs In
front of the machine had been wrencheJ
off another theory is based that In a quarrel
Bate might have wrenched tho heavy watch
loose nnd struck his passenger over the
head, stunning "Dove," who it is argued,
t;i this assumption, luter revived nnd shot
Bate. This, It Is said, would account fot
the two bloodstains on the cushions and
vehicle so far apart. Among letters found
In the dead chauffeur's pocket Is sail to be
one in a woman's handwriting which con
tain the words, "When I love, I love, and
when I hate. I hate." One of th letters,
signed by Leila J. Halle, was mailed In Au
burn, N. Y. Miss Hallo, however. Is be
lieved to be a Chicago girl who was visit
ing in the east.
The theory was advanee-1 that the sup
posed "Dove" may not have been a man.
but was a woman In dlsgulsf. Edward
Slavlr., telephone operator In the Audito
rium hotel, who arranged for the renting
of the machine for "Dove." bears this out
In a slight degree. Blavln say that
"Dove" was dressed ' In clothing that
seemeJ to be either too large or that
"Dove" did not know how to dresa himself
Captain Evans of the bureau of Identifi
cation today examined the machine In
which Bate was found dend. One of ths
brass oil lamps of the,, automobile " was
taken by Captain Evana to the Harrison
street police station, when a reproduc
tion of finger prints discovered on the
lamp could be made. '
"If any suspects are taken, ' said Cap
tain Evans, "we may be enabled to Identity
him by his fingers."
The lamp on the machine were wind
proof, and as there was oil In them when
the vehicle was found. It Is Inferred that
the lamps were extinguished by someone
after the murder.
J. O'Brien of Lemont, an undertaker,
notified the police tonight that he had
found a man who saw the murder of Bate
committed. He said that he would bring
tho man to the police In the morning, but
tonight he positively refused to disclose
his Identity.
"I have received word," said O'Brien,
"from a young man who lives In a small
village near Lemont that he saw the
murder committed and that he will meet
me In the morning and gave me all the
Information he has about the murder."
According to O'Brien, the man declared
that he had Been the murder, but did not
come forward with the information be
cause he did not wish any notoriety. When
clews proved so hard to find he decided to
tell what ho knows.
Lara-et Vote of Stockholders In His
tory of Company Is
BALTIMORE, Nov. 21.-The seventh an
nual meeting of the stockholder! of the
Baltimore & Ohio railroad was held In
this city today. There were voted 1,4,1T0
shares of a total of 1,850,000, being the
largest vote ever cast for directors at a
meeting of the stockholders.
The following directors wcro re-elected:
Edward R. Bacon, John P. Green, Edward
H. Harrlman, James McCrea, Sutherland
M. Prevost, Samuel Rea, Norman B. Ream,
Jacob H. Eehlff, James Speyer, Charh-s
Steele and James Stlllman. George F.
Randolph, first vice president of the com
pany, was elected to till the vacancy caused
by the death of John C. Cowln. The selec
tion of Mr. Randolph to fill this vacancy
Is taken as indicative of the policy of the
stockholders to keep within the com
pany to a very large extent its man
agement and conduct. The directors
will meet in New York some time next
month to organize, when the present offi
cers will bo re-elected.
St. Louis Hallway Merger May Be
Stopped by Dissatisfied
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 21. An application for
an Injunction to restrain the St. Louis
Transit company, the United Railways com
pany, the National Bank of Commerce and
tho directors of these corporations, who
are Included among the defendants, from
carrying out the proposed merger or trans- j
rer or stock or tne i ratisit company to the
United Railways company, was filed by J.
Brooka Johnson In the St. Louis circuit
court today.
Mr. Johnson charge that the movement
looking toward the absorption of the Tran
sit company by the United Railways com
pany means the payment of "an unlawful
commission to Brown Ilrrthers and com
pany of New York," controlling stockhold
ers of the United Hallways compuny.
Loss at (luclneuatl lire.
CINCINNATI. Nov. 21. Revised estimates
of Sunday' hie place the aggregate loss
between 1(M) and $.'.u,mai, distributed
amoi.g thirty-four Indlvidua la und linns.
The hulk of the loss, jt,6.ui0, falls on
the Rudolph Wuriltzer couipa4iyt dealers la
juusicbl iiialruuiculs.
Liberals Are Flocking to St. Petersburf to
Participate in Conference.
Anions; Speakers la Man Who Spent
Twenty-Four Tears In Exile
and All Are Mod.
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 21 The lnter
tst In the meetings of the Zemstvos rep
resentatives is intense. The war nnd all
other questions are temporarily forgotten.
Nothing else Is talked of. Liberals from
all parts of the empire are flocking hither,
Including many from Puland and Finland.
The hotel lobbies are crowded, almost re
sembling conventions times In American
cities. The permission granted by Interior,
Minister Sviatcp-rlk-MIrsky was for an as
sembly of 3J0.
The participants display complete confi
dence In the protection afforded by the
minister and his outspoken sentiments.
The se-itinients altogether are unparal
leled. Nothing approaching such a gath
ering has ever before been permitted In
Russia. As evidence of the remarkable
state of affairs it is sufficient to mention
that one of the most prominent speakers
yesterday was M. Petrunkclvltch of Tver,
who spent twenty-four years In exile anl
who had only been allowed since Prince
Svlatnpolk-Mirsky'a advent to come to the
capita'. Nevertheless, the most able men
In the assembly are counseling modera
tion and are doing eevrythlng possible to
prevent demonstrations which might com
pel Interference. One of the strongest
memberj of the conference suld to the
Associated Press;
We wan; to make our position plnln to
the government, but we desire to avoid
every appearance of lawlessness I sin
cerely hope the meeting will be productive
of great good. We hope and expect thnt
all provincial and district zemstvos will
follow our lead and demonstrate to the
government that the voice of the nation
is unanimous In asking for a direct share
In the government by tho people.
At the meeting of the delegates today
section 9 of the memorlnl, by a vote of
105 to 3, was strengthened Into a practical
recommendation for a parliament, the lan
guage being changed to a specific declara
tion In favor of an elective body, not to
participate in legislation, but to muke the
country's laws.
Sympathetic demonstrations are reported
In various parts of Russia.
The zemstvo representatives today
adopted a declaration In favor of general
amnesty for political prisoners and exiles.
z Small Panic at Kharkoff.
KHARKOFF, Russia, Nov. 21. Tha Law
society met at the university today In order
to draw up a telegram of congratulation
to Interior Minister Svlatopolk-Mlrsky em
bodying also the wishes of the people for
reform. Many who were not members of
the Boclety, Including women, were present.
A few members opposed th dispatch of
the telegram as useless, which precipi
tated an uproar. In the midst of the tu
mult a large number of workmen entered
the hall and howered the audience with
revolutions ruv nphluts. .-. The. ti
declared the meeting adjourned. A semi
panic followed and there was a great crush
for the exit, many women In escaping
leaving their wraps behind. The workmen
and some students remained and held an
Impromptu meeting, afterward going out
lr. procession singing revolutloniry songs.
The procession, however, was soon dis
persed. No one la reported to have been
New York Tugs Abandon the Attempt
to Float the Sicilian
NEW YORK, Nov. 21. The steamer
Sicilian Prince of the Prince line, which
went ashore four miles west of the life sav
ing station at Long Beach, L. I., at S
o'clock Sunday morning, now lies hard on
the beach. This morning the steamer
moved two lengths In shore.
Efforts to get the big ship free from tho
treacherous Long Island sands were futllo
today and after several attempts word was
sent to the city and arrangements made to
begin immediately the work of taking out
cargo. The Prince line officials, realizing
that the prospect of getting their vessel off
today was remote, sent down barges and
tugs and all the passengers were brought
up to the city and the immigrants to the
number of 541 sent to Ellis Island.
Captain Hanks and his crew of seventy
men are still on the ship. About an hour
before the vessel struck yesterday a child
was horn to one of the Italian passengers.
Only about one-third of the steerage pas
sengers were able to pass Inspection at
Ellis Island nnd reach the city tonight. The
remainder will go before the- Inspector to
Largre Conconrae of People Present at
Obsequies of Kentucky
LEXINGTON, Ky.. Nov. 21. The funeral
of Colonel W. C. P. Breckenrldge, held
here today, waa the largest since the fu
nerals of Henry Cluy and Senator James
B. Beck. Leading citiiena from all over
the bluegrass region and lawyers and
prominent men of other cities were present.
All the local civic bodies, confederate
comrades, Fayette county bar and other
societies to which the deceased belonged
attended and formed a procession which
escorted the body to the cemetery. The
services were held In the First Presby
terian church. City offices and all busi
ness houses suspended business during the
funeral hours.
One of the most attractive and costly
floral designs was sent by Caleb Powers,
charged with the Goebel murder, who is in
Jail in Louisville. Colonel Breckenrldge
made a vigorous fight In Powers' behalf
and did much In editorial utterances to
procure for him an unbiased Jury.
Mrs. Mckum, Bralaed with an Axe,
Does Not Recover Con
atciouaness. TOPEKA, Kan., Nov. 21 Mrs. J. R.
Nlckuni, who was brained with an axe in
her hoarding house here Sunday, died today
without regaining consciousness. The cus
Is the most mysterious In the criminal his
tory of Topeka. Two hundred dollars In
cash and Jewels tn the woman's dresser
wire untouched. Mrs. Nlekuin':; body was
horribly mutilated, pealing evidences of the
work of a "Jack ftie Ripper." There Is not
the slightest clue to the perpetratur of the
crime. Mrs. Nlcgum hud beea divorced
twice. The whereaoout bt her forujur tus
Uoida are uukuowu. x
Fair Tuesday and Wedaesday.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
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llearlna; Proarrssea at Cincinnati Over
Parker and Verdict Found
at Chicago.
CINCINNATI. Nov: 21. Coroner Weaver
today began an Inquest In the case of C. A.
Parker, vice .of the Cincinnati,
Hamilton A Dayton nnd the Per Mar
quette railroads, who fell dead in his offico
here on Wednesday last. No autopsy was
held at the time of. his death, as no request
had been made, flud the' death certlflcat
gave no cause of death, merely saying "In
quest peniliiiR."
Dr. S. B. Grimes was the first witness
examined. He said he was called while
Mr. Parker was living. He smelled a pung
ent odor ns of peach leaves. There were
no convulsions. The pupils of the dying
man's eyes were dilated. The witness asked
what Mr. Parker had taken. He heard a
voice say "don't say anything," and thought
It was a woman's voice. There were several
persons present.
Miss Rose Hugerman, stenographer for
Mr. Parker, test I lied that she saw nothing
unusual about him thnt day. He had Just
returned from Chicago and had dictated
some correspondence to her.
He gave no appearance of moroseness.
She was the only woman present, and hud
no recollection of hearing Dr. Grimes ask
what he had taker, nor of Buying "Don't
say anything."
CHICAGO, Nov. 21.-8ulclde while tem
porarily Insane over tho loss of her be
trothed was the verdict of the coroner's
Jury today In the case of Ella Get.terllng,
whose dend body was found Saturday In
the girl's apartments at the Vendoine hotel.
The death of the young woman, according
to police theory, may have been the result
of a "suicide ngreenient" entered into by
the dead girl and Charles A. Parker of
Cincinnati, a well known railroad official.
Parker died suddenly In Cincinnati under
circumstances that might Indicate that he
had taken his own life. The inquest in the
case of Miss Gezterllng, however, failed to
bring out any confirmation of the alleged
Miss Gosterllng was formerly one of Par
ker's stenographers in Denver, and the
friendship existing between them was
strong enough to cause comment. The re
sult was the girl's remo.-al to Chicago.
Correspondence between Furker and the
young woman was Intercepted by J. W.
Parker, the 20-year-old eon of the railroad
ofliclul. In this manor it Is said the young
man learned that his father contemplated
securing a divorce In order that he might
marry Miss Gesterllng.
Grief over this discovery and a feeling of
shame at the father's estrangement were
the cause, It Is believed, of the son's sui
clda. .recently in St. .Loula. . .
Claimant of Omaha Kstate Haa leans-
tlonal Experience In Her '
Canadian Home.
WINDSOR, Ontario, Nov. 21. (Special
Telegram.! Complaint was made today of
nr. attempt to cremate Mrs. John Scrum,
whj rcsiucs :n Ruthven, a Canadian village
about twenty miles distant. She claims to
be the sister of John Walker, who died In
Omaha leaving ibout 10,000 tn an old trunk.
Mrs. Scram declares she Is the only living
relative, but other claimants appeared. She
retained Attorneys Rush and Slubaugh of
Omaha to defend her Interests. It Is al
leged that emissaries of rival claims nU
have endeavored to prevent Mrs. Scram
from asserting her rights. An attempt was
made to abduct her by throwing a chloro
formed cloak over her head while she was
returning home. The unknown assailant
was frightened away. A week ago an al
leged priest, who clulmed to be Father
McFadden from Council Bluffs, called and
wat given cn Inhospitable reception. 'Mrs.
Scram chased him away with a revolver.
Early last Saturday morning Mrs. Scrum's
home was completely destroyed by fire, but
she was rescued In her nlghtrobes. When
Mrs. Scrum recovers sufficiently she will
go to Omaha to prove her claims.
Klsxht II a nd red Members of the Broth
erhood Hold an Informal
Session nt Cleveland.
CLEVELAND, Nov. 21. One of the most
largely attended informal gatherings of the
members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers taa held in this city today. Eight
hundred members of that organization are
present from widely separated parts of the
country. Other than un executive session
of .the engineers this morning, the re
mainder of the day and tonight hus been
given up to purely social events. The meet
ing this morning was said to have been for
an lnterc'"inge of Ideas among the mem
bers, it being said by a prominent delegate
present that there was nothing special
under consideration, that the order was In
fine condition and the relations of the engl-r-ers
with the railroads were satisfactory.
A public reception was held this after
noon, at which Informal addresses were
made by Governor Herrlck, Congressman
Burton, P. H. Morrlssey, grand master of
the Brotherhood of Trainmen, nnd others.
Gain Concession from Furniture Men
and Return to Work at
CHICAGO, Nov. a. Teamsters, whose
strike against the Furniture Manufacturers'
association was cause for rioting In the
down town streets last week, returned to
work today. The employers signed an
agreement with the drivers, promising that
there should be no discrimination against
union members In the hiring of teamsters.
The employers also agreed to pay team
sters for two-horse wugons 114 a week.
This Is an Increase of 50 cents above the
pay last year.
Ships Its S.milst "old Hrlrk, Muklnic
About 1V Tons of
LEAD, S. D., Nov. II. The Hnietak4
Mining company made a shipment Uday of
Us 2,mlst gold brli k, making a total out
put tpproxlmat. ly of 150 tuna gold silica
the nilue openeJ la lsTS.
Japanese Capture Sloop Loadea witli Sup
plies Probably for Port Arthur.
Cargo is Regarded as Suspicious and Vei
cl is Sent to Sasebo.
Anticipated General Attack by thi Jar
nese Has Not Develeped as Yet.
Toklo Hears that Jnpnnese Hare Ad
vanced Thrlr Attack I'pna Tiara
and Have Taken Russian
TOKIO, Nov. 21 The Navy departmen,
reports the capture of the German steamer
Batel.ui whlie attempting to run the Port
Arthur blockade.
Tho department says that at S a. m. May
IP a Japanese siiuidron cruising off Yental
sighted a vessel eteaminff for Port Arthur.
The gunboat T.ilsuse pursueJ and overtook
the steamer at 5 o'clock In the morning.
On board of the vessel was found a great
quantity of winter clothing, blankets, medi
cine and canned meats. Its captain Bald
ho was bound for New Chwang. The route
and cargo of the Itatelan were considered
to be suspicious and it was taken poasesa:on
of and brought to Sate bo.
Reliable sources repot t that the Japaneae
mined and occupied a counter scarp on
Rlhlung mountain November 19.
Shanghai Hears of Capture.
SHANGHAI. Nov. 21.-A former British
steamer, the Thalcs, sold to Germans, haa
been captured while attempting to run the
Port Arthur blockado and has been taken
to Sdj-ebo. It had on bor.rd a cargo of
doilies, blankets, medicine and an enormous
quantity of salt fcetf.
Russian, captured near Port Arthur said
that five men of war In the harbor have
been rendered useless by the Japanese; fire.
The Thales' Is undoubtedly the German
steamer Battelan referred to In a dispatch
to the Associated Press from Toklo today
as having been captured by the Japanese
squadron while attempting to run the Port
Arthur blockade. There was no record of
tho Battelun in the maritime registers
Fresh Irn'ops for !Vos;l.
CUE FOO, Nov. 21. 3 p. m. A Japa
nese ofil nil among the latest arrivals from
Dalny states positively that the general at
tack upon Port Arthur has not been re
sumed. Rumors to that effect In Dalny
have ar'.sen because fresh troops. Including
the Seventh division, recently landed, are
being sent to the fi'ont.
It Is be'ieved thnt the explosion which
took place on November 111 occurred In
some counter tunneling work,
The second explosion which, waa beard,
on November IV was much heavier and It
is reported upon the best authority was
due to tho blowing up of a Russian maga
zine. It is exp-.cted that the next attackupon
Port Arthur will be a tremendous affair.
More reinforcements are coming to the
support of General Nogl than those dis
patched to Field Marshal Oyama.
The Japanese are now constructing coast
defense forts at Pigeon bay, which la ac
cepted an an Indication that they expect
to be defending Port Arthur themselvea
seme day.
O, ii let Prevails Around Makdoek
MUKDEN, Nov. 21. The anticipated gwn
eral attack by the Japanese has not de
'eloped ns yet. The uncertainly of tha
present situation gives rise to conflicting
rumors and speculation regarding future
operations. Some expect the Japanese to
attempt a wide flanklnft movement on Tie
pass and ethers claim the armies will
practically winter in their present posi
tions. Complete inactivity prevails. The nights
are growing colder and fuel Is scarcer.
Crowds of Chinese are wandering over the
fields and roads picking up everything com
bustible, even the roots of the Chinese
Since the Japanese failed In the attack
which they made on Poutlloff hill November
IS the old order of affairs has been resumed.
There are frequent skirmishes, partlcu.
larly In the vicinity Of the Russian center,
where both sides have dally clashed.
There was an exchange of artillery fire
during the greater part of November 20.
It appears that the affair of Novenaher 13
was a reconnaissance In force and that had
it been successful it was to be followed by
a general attack.
The Japanese got within thirty paces ot
the Russian outer positions before being
driven buck. They left over 100 dead on the
The Russian soldiers aro quite comfort
able in their dugouts.
The weather continues extremely Cold,
the thermometer - recording 35 degrees of
frost. The frost Is accompanied by high
winds which carry clouds of dust.
Russian ships In Danish Watorst
FREDERIKSHAVN, Denmark, Nov. tl.
The second division of the Russian Second
Pacific squadron has arrived here and Is
anchored at Shuw bay. " "
Russian Squadron Leaves Canea.
CAN EA, Island of Crete. Nov. 21. Th
section of the Russian Second Paclllo
squadron, commanded by Vice Admiral
Voekersam, sailed this afternoon for Port
Said. In this squadron are the battleships
SlBSoi, VeJiky and Navarln, the cruiser
Jemtchaug and Alamatx. the deetroyera
Blestiaachy, Resumpreehnl, Byslri, Brayl,
Pedoi and Bulny and the transport Cort
shukoff, VaroneJ, Kltal Tamboff. Kleff,
Jupiter, Merkur and Vladimlroff.
Fighting; Urowi Warmer.
BERLIN, Nov. 21. A dispatch to the
Lokal Anxelger from Mukden under to
day's date says:
The reconnaissance fights have assumed
a more violent character during the past
few days. Particularly hot was the fight
ing on Poutlloff (Lone Tree Hill) where
the Japanese were rt pulsed with the loss
of over P killed. All signs Indicate thl;
Kreat events are Imminent. The road
Slnmintln, owing to the excellent patrol
service. Is quite safe from Chinese ban
dits, thus guaranteeing unhindered con..
munii'Htlon with Tien Tsln und establish.
Ing a second line of Intercourse with till
outlle world.
The he:utli of the troops Is excellert.
The Russians admire the clan lines, per
fe -t or.ler and e-'iiipment of the Jspanero.
i lie doi s not is c any trace of race-hatreo.
It Is a fact that the Japanese retur.t
through French inli-rniertlailoii all valu
able i fo'ir.i on iti ad Russians. This his
iiiaije u '! cp impression here and is r -ijirocuted.
Huaalana Bombarded Each Other.
laVNDOX. Nov. 22-The Dally Mula
Copenhagen correspond' lit recounts a Story
from u member of the crew of the Russiua
ciulscr Aurora, to i'.ia effoct that Vice Ad