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SCHELL STATES CASE
Hat an Interview with President Regard
ing Indian Affairs.
BOTH PARTIES SILENT REGARDING IT
Prieet Bimiflj 8ayi that Beiralt f Talk ii
Batiafaatory to Him.
CHALLENGES GOOD FAITH OF INSPECTOR
Daoidea to Stay with Indiana Regardless of
Salary from Charch.
E. ROSEWATER LUNCHES AT WHITE HOUSE
Secretary Shaw, Korrnoil of "Hind
Putters," Admits Some Slight Mod
- Ideations of Tariff Mar Be
rlr.m a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23.-Speclal Tele
gram ) Rev. Father Joseph Bchell, who
has been Instrumental In culling the at
tention of the Indian office to the many
vices now going on In the Winnebago
agency, had an Interview today with the
president There was no one present at
the 'ntiTvlew except the president and tne
Catholic priest. Father Schell. after the
conference with the chief executive, re
fused to jlecuss the subjects that were
presented to the president. And so fat
at tt representative of the church Is con
cerned, the conference Is seated booa.
It was, however, learned from other
sources that the conference wss wholly
satisfactory and that Father Schell was
satisfied with the treatment accorded him.
Stories of the interview In this after
noon's papers were, according to Father
Bchell. largely speculative and he would
not stand cponsor for them. Later on
Father 8chell had an Interview with Arch
bishop Ireland, but this was of an ecclesi
astical character and therefore confiden
tial. It was learned today that the church,
speaking of the Catholic church, docs not
propose to enter Into any of the diffi
culties existing on the Winnebago reserva
tion, except to do all In Us power to make
the Indians better cltisens. Father Schell
said today that .he did not care who brought
about the reforms absolutely needed at
the Winnebago agency. He said that his
Interest In the welfare of the Indians was
of the highest character and that his labor
in their behalf was that of a church man
who recognized that the Indians had rights,
and that they should be protected in those
While Father Schell refused to say any
thing about his interview with the presi
dent, he did say" that he regarded tha
recent Investigation conducted by Inspector
Wright at the Winnebago agency as a
"I want to challenge anyone to make
denial of this statement," he said to your
correspondent today. "I want to say that
Inspector Wright did not perform the
work that he was sent to do. I make bold
to say that Inspector Wright, Instead of
going to. the Agency aa an unprejudiced
Judge, went to the agency prejudiced In fa
vor of'the people who have helped to do
grade the Indians." .
''' Stays with the Indiana.
It Is expected that Father Schell will
have an interview with the next com
missioner of Indian affairs, Francis K.
Leupp, before he returns to Nebraska. So
far as his association with the church Is
concerned. Father Bchell Is in good stand
ing, although he has been relieved from
missionary work with the Indians of the
Winnebago reservation. Believing, how
ever, that the Indians need someone to
protect them from the machinations of
the white people In and about Homer,
Father Schell proposes to help the In
diana, even though his salary aa a priest
huB been out off.
I.anehes with President.
Mr. RuKt'MuUr was the guest at luncheon
today with the president, other gui'Kts
being Collector Stranuhan of New York,
Webb Hayes of Ohio, Edward Lnuterbnch
of New York, one of the prominent at
torneys of the Empire stato, and Mr. Rob
inson. In addition to these, Mrs. Roosevelt
was also present, together with Miss Alice
Roosevelt, Mrs. Cowles, slBter of the presi
dent, and Mrs. Robinson.
Mr. Rosewater, during the course of the
luncheon, gave the president the official
figures of his vote in Nebraska, M.333. To
this the president remarked that Nebraska
showed a larger increase of republican
votes to total votes cast than any other
state In the union.
Thompson at White Honse.
Hon. U. E. Thompson, American milliliter
to Brazil, arrived In Washington this morn
ing from his home in Lincoln on his way
to his post. Mr. Thompson saw the presi
dent this morning, extending his congratu
lations to Mr. Roosevelt on his election.
It is not generally known, but Mr. Thomp
son was called upon by the national com
mittee to make a personal investigation ot
the conditions in Colorado, Utah, Idaho
and Montana, and it is believed that the
votes of those states were due largely to
his active interest In a quiet but effective
Mr. Thompson, with Mrs. .Thompson and
sister, will sail early next month for Brasll
on the English steamship Tennyson.
haw on the Tariff.
Secretary of the Treasury fchaw, one of
the foremost standpatters In the repub
lican party, has been Interviewed on the
question of tariff revision and brings out
a new idea not previously touched upon.
Sscrelury Shaw is willing to admit that
there might well be slight modifications of
the present law, but he thinks the changes
should be confined almost entirely to an
extension of the drawback system. It is
his opinion that the present system is too
rigid nnd keeps out of the United States
many materials which might find their way
into American factories if a more liberal
.drawback Were allowed. While an exten
sion of the drawback system would no
doubt open up opportunity for fraud, Sec
retary Bliaw says not enough fraud would
be perpetrated to do any particular dam
age, while the benefits in the way of In
creased work in American factories would
shore than compensate for the losses re
sulting from evasions of the tariff laws.
Secretary Bbaw us that If republican
advocates of tariff revision should be
brought together it would be found that
they desire the amendment of not more
than twenty tariff schedules. He declares
there Is no demand for general revision,
but merely for a lower rate on a few
articles believed to be "over-protected."
Rural carriers appointed for Nebraska:
WUner, rout 3; Rlohurd 11. Pylmun, car
rier; Henry 11. Pylrumi. substitute. luwu.
Dunkerton, route, I; Joaeph Bchwarta. car
rier; Edwin Bchwarta, substitute. Hud
son, route, I; Chester A. Baldwin, carrier;
Fred aJ. Ualdwiu, substitute
MEETING OF ZEMSTVCS ENDS
Members Confident that Session Marks
Turning' Point In Ril
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. C3.-The meet
ing of the zemstvos In ended, the mem
bers today dispersing to their homes, and
In a few days the news of their action
will be spread throughout Rusia, to the
Finnish gulf, the Caspian sea, Poland nnj
the Ural mountains. They are leaving in
high spirit!", confident that no matter what
the immediate results, the days. November
19 to 22, will mark a turning point In Rus
sian Mstory. "The Rubicon Is. crossed; no
Is possible," Is the unanimous sentl-
st night's Joint meeting of editors
rary men and the zemstvolsts the
enthusiasm prevailed and the full
port was pledged to the program
Interior Minister Svlatopolk
has Informed the zemstvolsts that
ay the memorial resolutions before
iror, and, while he made no prom
ardlng his personal rccommendn
! zemstvolsts are satisfied that the
p ill not leave the emperor In the
d warding the breadth, strength and
importance of the movement. There Is an
Intimation thnt the emperor has already
been advised of the action of the meeting
and has expressed himself as unfavorable
to it. According to a story which Is told
with much circumstantiality, M. Pobcdono
stseff, the procurer general of the holy
synod. Informed the emperor that in his
opinion the autocracy had reached the
parting of the ways. There was no middle
course. He must hold firmly to the old
regime to be prepared or grant a constitu
tion. M. Pobedonostseff Is said to have
contented himself with an expression of
this opinion without tendering any advice.
Thereupon, the story goes, the emperor
called a family council at which opinion
win practically united against yielding an
lota. The young empress, when asked for
ber view, Is said to have replied briefly:
"I do not wish to seo my son blown uV
Such stories, however, partake of the
nature of common gossip in St. Petersburg,
and, although repeated In well-informed
circles, may have little foundation.
Prince Svlatnpolk-Mlrsky has Issued In
structions forbidding the arrest of news
paper men for articles printed in the news
papers. The zemstvo memorial and resolutions
were presented to Minister of the Interior
Sviatopolk-Mlrsky this afternoon.
MURDERS Alt K BKCOMISG FRF.Q1 'EXT
Town and Vilayet of Salonica Are
Given Over to Disorder.
SALONICA, European Turkey, Nov. 23.
Snow hinders the operations of the troops
sent against the Greek bands entrenched
southwest of Vodena, whose outrages are
terrorizing the vicinity.
The whole western part of the vilayet
of Salonica is swarming with bands of
murderous Christians, both Greek and Bul
garian, euch of whom Is systematically
trying to weed out the most prominent
adherents of the other. Murders are terri
bly frequent In Salonica Itself and are
perpetrated with Impunity.
HEAVY SNOWS FALL, IX E.GLAD
Traffic Is Suspended In Some Places
and Towns Are Isolated.
LONDON, Nov. 23. Unprecedented snow
falls continue In the British provinces.
Many places und villages are Isolated and
everywhere In the north railway communi
cation is delayed, and in some parts en
tirely stopped. There are instances of
funerals being snowbound between the
house and the cemetery and children have
hud to be dug out of drifts between the
houses and the schools. Even in West
Cornwall and the Island of Jersey, where
snow is a rarity, heavy falls are reported.
Ten to 20 degrees of frost were registered
In the United Kingdom Inst night.
Strikes In French Arsenals.
PARIS, Nov. 23. A series of strikes in
the "overnmrnt arsenals and powder fac
tories at L'Arsent, Brest and Toulon is
assuming menacing proportions. Five thou
sand strikers at Brest made a demonstra
tion today and there .was much minor dis
order. Large forces of troops have been
concentrated at the various points. The
strikers Include arsenal telegraphers, thus
Interrupting governmental dispatches.
Forty-Four Killed In Brasll Revolt.
RIO JANEIRO, Nov.- 23. General Tra.
valssons, who was wounded during the re
volt of the cadets of the Military school,
died yesterday evening as the result of the
amputation of a leg.
According to an official statement forty
four persons were killed during the dis
turbances last week.
The outbreaks of jlague and smallpox
American Art School for Paris.
PARIS, Nov. 23. The municipal council
of Paris Is considering the application of
an organization entitled the American Na
tional Institute, which is seeking a conces
sion of public land on which a school of
fine arts Is to be erected. The names of
many prominent Americans appear among
Storm Delays Steamer.
QUEENBTOWN, Nov. 23. The White
Star line' steamer Oceanic, which arrived
here today from New York, reported hav
ing been delayed by a severe gale and snow
storm. Owing to the high seas It only
steamed 260 knots on November 18. The
mulls were landed here and dispatched
by special service to London.
Howell lu Italy.
SAN REMO. Italy. Nov. 23. William
Dean Howells, the American author, has
arrived here and will spend the winter
at this place collecting material for a new
'FRISCO THREATENS RATE WAR
Objection Made to Fast Tim of Alton
and Wabash Trains Between
Chicago and St. Loots.
ST. LOUI8. Nov. rt.-The St. Louis & San
Francisco Railway company tJay sent a
formal notification to Khen F. McLeod
chairman of the Western Passenger asso
ciation, Chicago, that unless the elsht
hour schedule between 8t. Louta anil Ch.
Cttgo was resum d by the Chicago & Alton
and the Wabash railroads, the 'Kri.-co syB.
tern would reduce tha fare between thosj
The communication sta'ed that ths
'Frisco eysum was prepared o Inaugurate
a rate of fa fur one way and that unless
the old running time wad previously re
sumed by the two roads mentioned, thtt
the cut rate would become effee:lve No
fimlicr 2S. The present agreement be
tween the roads operating between St.
Louis and Chicago provides for a rats of
17 o' one way.
The ledaitliiii if the running time was
recently put into effect by the Chicago &
Alton and the Wabach on their day trains,
the prevent schedule calling for seven
kur for the HMt la liuer Ulie-tiou.
ALLEGE PLOT OF HOLDERS
ipprintic at Cincinnati Tails of Flan to
ALL IS NOW QUIET AT THE FOUNDRIES
In Making Confession Young- Man
Says that Union Officials Made
Arrangements for I ae
CINCINNATI, Nov. 23.-No additional ar
rests were made here today In connection
with the alleged plot of striking molders
to destroy the Eureka foundry with dyna
mite. The day passed quietly at the foun
dries. Chief Interest centered In the arrest
of Joseph Valentine, president of the Iron
Molders' Union of North America, in Cleve
land. The charge against Valentine Is aid
ing and abetting In the malic vs destruc
tion of property. The warrant for his ar
rest was svorn to by President Henry
Gosiger of the Eureka foundry, a personal
friend of the accused. A detective from
this city started for Cleveland late this
ufternoon to bring Valentine back.
Another detective went to Detroit for
Thomas Bracken, who Is charged with
complicity In the murder of Samuel Weak
ley, a nonunion molder, here October 7.
Confession of nn Apprentice.
It Is stated that Fred L. Rauhauser, an
apprentice aged 19, today repeated his con
fession without connections, nnd Is con
firmed by his father, who Is also under
arrest. Young Rauhauser Insists that John
Hook, committeeman, met him nnd his
father on the night of November 10; later
that night Hook brought in Joseph Hal.
lowell, who went out for the dynamite after
Hook had made the arrangements with the
apprentice. Hollowell was to get the dyna
mite at Helnekamp's office, but found that
"I then was asked to return to Helne
kamp's office Sunday morning, November
20. I went alone to Helnekamp's office nt
the appointed time and met Joseph Hoi.
lowell and went from there to Valentine's
office, where we met Valentine.
"I was Instructed In the use of dyna
mite by Joseph Hollowell; at the same timo
he told me to destroy the molds and shear
punch, Valentine agreeing to pay me J20
If I succeeded In destroying the shear
"I was told by Joseph Hollowell to de
stroy all the molds I could and was given
five cartridges by Hollowell.
"I left Valentine's office at 10 o'clock and
returned to my home, telling my father
what I was expected to do. I went to work
as usual Monday, November 12."
In the remaining part of his confession
Ranhauser tells of putting the cartridges
In lathes at 3:30 p. m. November 11 and of
the first discharge at 6 p. m., while the
workmen were pouring metal In the mold.
Quiet at the Shops.
There were no disturbances at the foun
dries In Cincinnati, Covington and Newport
during the night and no threatening con
ditions as the men went to work in "open
Superintendent E. S. Reed, who has been
In Charge of seventeen Chicago detectives
here, went to Detroit today to investigate
reports regarding Thomas Bracken und
other refugees. Meantime the police of the
three cities, who had been holding aloof,
are rendering assistance. The charges
agninst Thomas Bracken and Edward
Tralnor were changed today to "being ac
cessory to the murder of Samuel Weakley,
a nonunion molder, on October 7."
William F. Friend, aliaa Patton. who is
held us the principal In the killing of
Weakley, In another Interview today de
nies all knowledge of any plot In which he
drew the short straw to do the shooting,
and others were assigned their respective
In police court today the cases of Fred
Rauhauser and son and of John Hook, Jo
seph Hollowell and Joseph F. Valentine
were set for December 14 and those of Ed
ward Tralnor and Thomas Bracken for
next Saturday. Valentine and Hollowell
were not in custody when the cases were
called, but the other Ave are under arrtsl.
There are eight cases in all, William
Friend, alias Patton being already Indicted.
Valentine ruder Arrest.
CLEVELAND, Nov. 23. Joseph F. Valen
tine, president of the Iron Molders' Union
of North America, was placed under ar
rest here toduy by the Cleveland police
officials upon a telegraphic request from
the Cincinnati police authorities. Valen
tine made no resistance to being taken into
custody and instead of trying to avoid such
action waited at his hotel several hours
for the expected officer.
Valentine's arrest is made In connection
with alleged violence by members of the
organization of which he is the head In
Cincinnati, where a strike Is on.
Valentine was not locked up, but was
detained In the detectives' room of the Cen
tral police station. Valentine was per
mitted to address a local union of the
Cincinnati molders tonight In accordance
with an agreement he had made several
Valentine expects to leave for Cincinnati
LABOR LEADERS GO VISITING
Delegates to Federation of Labor Go
Sight Seeing- Mass Meeting;
In the Evening.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 23.-The conven
tion of the American Federation of I,ahnr
having adjourned until Friday, most of the
delegates today went on an excursion
around San Francisco bay, making stops
at Vallejo and Mare Island.
In the evening a great mass meeting was
held at the Alhambra theater in the city
of San Francisco. So largo was the at
tendance that It was necessary to hold
overflow meetings. The principal speakers
were Samuel Gompers, John Mitchell,
James Duncun, Thomas I. Kidd, D. J.
Keefe, W. O. Spencer and Fraternal Dele-
j gates William Abram, M. P., jHmes Wlg
. nail and J. A. Fleet, tne first two represent
j li.g the tollers of Great Britain, the third
i the Dominion of Canada.
OFFICIAL VOTE OF MISSOURI
President Roosevelt's Plurality
Twenty-Five Thonsand Six
I T l' I.'lTl. l) a. i . . . u
- 4. I1X., AlO.. INOV. iO. x ne
official canvass of the popular vote in Mis
souri made by Secretary of State Cook un
der direction of Governor Dockery, was
completed today when th i.iu.t f..r
( resident wire totuUid. President Koose-
. . uiiin.w plurality u 26,6. The vote
was as follows: Roosevelt, republican, 321,
7; I'urker, democrat, ZSSMT; ' Debs, so
cialist. 13,U; Bwallow. prohibitionist, 7.1S1;
Watson. pevpU'a, Corregan, social
WANTS MORE OF THEM
Mr. E. James, Advertising Iermrt
Von may frrrat the want ntls
rifxt Miniuy t hich we hurt In jour
paper last Sunilii'. We linve lunl
tine results; "old one Oriental ru
and have a deal n for nnutuer.
besides selling several pieces of
furniture. Including: a desk.
The bee is all rinht.
Yours truly. JOE LEV1NE.
at4 North sixteenth Street.
HEARING FREIGHT RATE CASES
Interstate Commerce Commission
Takes Testimony on the I'liila.
delphln Ciraln Matter.
PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 23-The Inter
state Commerce Commission which since
Monday has been in session here taking
testimony on the question of freight dif
ferentials adjourned to meet In Washing
ton. No date was fixed for the next n.s
nlon, but Chairman Knnpp stated that
It probably would be held during the sec
ond week in January. The commercial
bodies of this city which are endeavoring
to maintain the differentials In favor of
Philadelphia still have a large number of
witnesses and thetr testimony will be
taken In Washington. Baltimore and Bos
ton will also be heard at that session.
Three important witnesses were examined
at today's session. They were Edward
Francis of Chicago, general manager ot
the Allen line of steamships; Jame Rawle.
of J. O. Brill & Co, car manufacturer,
and John B. Thayer, fifth vice president
of the Pennsylvania railroad In charge of
One of the principal witnesses before the
Interstate Commerce Commission today In
the tnvetitlgatlon of the freight differential
was Edward Francis, general agent of the
Allen line of steamships, who Is located
In Chicago. In answer to questions Mr.
Francis stated that Chicago Is the com
petitive point of freight carriers In the
line of grain shipments. He was asked
the conditions relative to New York and
Philadelphia in respect to obtaining freight,
and said that, so. far as the Allen line was
concerned, the conditions were equal as
to boat sailings and tonnage.
"In making the through rate from Chi
cago to Glasgow, what has been the effect
of nn inland rate which Is lower to Phila
delphia and Baltimore than to New York?"
the witness was asked by Silas W. Pettlt,
"It enables us to get cargoes for Phila
delphia and Baltimore."
"Where the rates are even and where
the shipper can send to New York as
cheaply as to other points, which would
receive the preference?"
"New York. I think."
Chairman Knapp, addressing the witness,
Bald: "As I understand It, at Chicago you
sell space on your steamers. If you need
cargoes you can offer lower inland and
ocean rates to nnd from Philadelphia."
"That Is correct. The shipper has the
option of selecting Philadelphia with the
privilege of the differential."
"Who gets the differential?" queried Mr.
"If freight is In demand the shipper gets
It, but If cargoes are plentiful the earlier
receives a portion of it."
Mr. Francis added that during rate wars
the .differential always obtained. There
was a time, he said, when the railroads
insisted on equal Inland rates to all ports,
and during that period the Allen line did
not get any freight at Philadelphia.
James Bamford, chief clerk of the Trunk
Line association, submitted tables and sta
tistics showing the freight traffic to Phila
delphia and New York. He wus not ex
amined. WASHINGTON, Nov. 23. The Interstate
Commerce commission has ordered an In
vestigation In Chtcugo, December 4, of nu
merous petitions filed by the Illinois Manu
facturers' association and other organiza
tions in the official classification territory
complaining of the uniform bill of lading
which carriers propose to put Into effect
SECRETARY HAY NOT TO SPEAK
President Informs Chicago Men that
Secretary of Stato Should
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 Senator Cullom
today presented to the president a com
mittee of the Union League club of Chi
The committee desired to enlist the Influ
ence of Mr. Roosevelt In an effort to Induce
the Hon. John Hay, secretary of stnte, to
deliver an address before the 1'nlon League
club on Washlnston's birthday.
The president informed the committee
that Secretary Hay's health was not such
as to permit him to make addresses in the
near future and he felt that the secretary
ought not to be called upon to deliver a
speech. The president expressed the wish
also' that members of the cabinet should
not be requested to deliver addresses. The
members of the committee expressed their
regret, but acquiesced in the president's
EMPLOYERS' UNION TO MEET
Annual Convention of Cltlsens' Indus
trial Alliance Will Be Held In
Kew York Jiov. 2 and 30.
INDIANAPOLIS, ind., Nov. 23. -The sec
ond annual convention of the Citizens' In
dustrial Association of America will be
held in New Y'ork November 2S and 30.
Five hundred delegates have signified their
Intention to bo present, representing local
associations from Maine to California,
The issues of the open or closed shop,
restriction of output, limitation of appren
tices and other questions will be consld.
Plans for a complete organization of the
manufacturers, business men and other
persons Interested In the objects of the as
sociation will be discussed.
FIVE CHARGED WITH MURDER
Mother and Four Children Indicted
for Killing Her Daughter-in-Law
TOWANDA, Pa.. Nov. 23.-The grand Jury
today found true bills against Mrs. Bophln
Merrilt, the mother, and .Charles, Rlgler,
Alanson and Nancy Johnson, her children,
charging them with murder und arson.
The mother and her four children are
charged with killing Maggie Johnson, wife
of Rlgler Johnson, and her 10-year-old
niece, Annie Bonjainln, on the night of
September IS, und afterward retting fire to
the house and burning the bodies. Preoii
Interest Is aroused in the case by r-port
of new confessions ot Charles and Bigler
Johnson, the details of which are not made
Dubua by Uia official. .... .
NO PROGRESS IN BOMB CASE
Police Working Dillig-ently to Seoura Clue
to Ferpetrator of Outrage.
BIG REWARD LIKELY TO TEMPT OUTSIDERS
Mr. Thomas and Ills Friends Consult
ing; to Discover If Tosslhle Some
Cine Which Might Lead to
For the present the query "Who stole
Charley Ross?'' would be Just as likely to
be correctly answered by the police as
"Who placed the bomb on the Thomas
porch?" If the police have even a little
finger hold on any string that will lead to
the arrest of the murderous derelict who
conceived and executed the abominable act
they are not ready to say so. But they
are In deadly earnest in their unremitting
search for a clue, and while It Is possible
that the lines of pursuit are narrowing
there Is not the slightest Item of certainty
to be communicated to the public. Directed
by the chiefs of police and detective de
partments, a quartet of men who have here
tofore given evidence of a high degree of
shrewdness nnd perspicacity are persist
ently and determinedly devoting their en
tire time and effort to the hunt for some
thing that will give them a starting point
from which to work.
It can be stated on the authority of
Chief Donahue himself that no premature
sensations are going to be sprung. No ar
rest Is going to be made merely for ef
fect. If any man Is under special surveil
lance he Is to be given all the rope neces
s.iry to wind himself to a full stop. When
the hand of the law Is Inlrl on any person
In this mysterious matter it will be with
no uncertain clutch. False moves are to
be avoided, so far as human fallibility can
guard against them, because it Is realised
by the officials, as It must be by the pub
lic, that to even point the finger of sus
picion at any person in connection with
so despicable a crime, unless there Is rea
sonable ground on which to base such a
suspicion, is to cast a stigma that only
death can efface.
Police Not TalklnK.
Personal questioning of Chief Donahue
and of Captain Dunn by the newspaper
men is submitted to patiently and cour
teously answered, but unless one goes en
tirely outside of their statements all the
Information they have up to this time is
already In possession of the public.
It Is entirely probable that outside de
tectives are now, or soon will be, st work
on the case, at the instigation of Interested
associations or persons. These detectives
are as likely to be employed by the Liquor
Dealers' associations of the city and state
or by any other organization. Then, too,
the amount of the different rewards of
fered Is enough to excite the cupidity of
men who may work along lines of their
own conception, and stranger things have
happened than that such volunteer sleuths
should turn up and deliver to Justice the
Mr. Thomas and his friends have con
sulted together and canvassed earnestly
every possible theory that seemed to them
plausible or probable as a moving reason
for the commission of the crime, but If
they have arrived at any definite conclu
sion or resolved on any definite plan of
action that conclusion and that plan of
action they are keeping religiously to them
selves, and naturally so.
Public Sentiment Aroused.
With the passing of nearly two days since
the diabolical attack on the home of Elmer
E Thomas public interest in the affair
grows apace. All personalities, all political
feeling and all abstract considerations of
the event are being sunk for the one com
mon purpose of bringing to Justice the
guilty part or parties, or whosoever may
have been In any way connected with the
It is the consensus of opinion among
people of all walks of life that the cow
ardly act should not merely be consid
ered as an attack on the home of Mr.
Thomas, but a blow at the social fabric of
the city. And with this Idea In mind many
organizations have or will hold meetings
to express Indignation at the act und sym
pathy for Mr. Thomas and family.
As an Incentive for the speedy appre
hension of the culprits rewards aggre
gating W.OOO have been offered ,for the
arrest of the guilty ones. But notwith
standing the liberality of the rewards and
the extraordinary efforts of the authorities
it seerr,. that perpetrators of the crime
have left nothing with which to trace their
movements or Identity. The police and de
tectives are groping in the dark, almost,
us it were, hoping against hope, but run
ning down every vestige of a. clew. Inveutl.
gatlons at the places where explosives are
sold have resulted in nothing tangible; the
house to house canvass In the Thomas
neighborhood and even that part of the
city for reports of strangers seen in that
locality about the time of the deed have
not been profitable, and so in other lines
of investigation the authorities have run
up against a dead wall.
List of Rewards.
The rawards already made public come
from the city council, m-hich offers 15.000;
Uie Liquor Dealers' association, offering
11,000; local newspapers, J1.500; Clvln Fed
eration, $600; county commlsloners,
(probably) $1,000, assured by Commission
ers McDonald, Hofeldt and Kennard, con.
stttutlng a majority of the board. With
these rewards hanging over the heads of
the criminals it Is hoped they cannot es
Auditorium Mass Meeting.
On Friday evening a mass meeting of
citizens will be held at the Auditorium,
under the auspices of the Civic Federation,
at which the concrete sentiment of the
community touching the affair will be given
Many Vague Theories.
Mr. Thomas said yesterday:
"There is positively nothing new In the
case that I know of. A number of people
have culled on me with theories and propo
sitions which I do not care to discuss.
The suggestions referred to are vague and
without foundation. I have heard nothing
really new In the case today."
From Real Estate Exchange.
At a largely attended meeting of the Real
Estate exchange this resolution waa pre
sented and unanimously adopted:
Whereus, The home of Kimer K. Thomas
was wrecked by a dynamite bomb In un
ullrmpt to murder him and his family In
the early hours of the morning of Novem
ber 21; and.
Whereas. This is but the culmination of
a reign of disorder and defiance of law
anil but the outgrowth uf u condition fos.
tered and winked at by men in bualness
und urtk'ial elr-les; and.
Whereus, Such an occurrence is a re
proach to the fair name of oimihu and
Injurious to .her every interest; therefore,
Resolved, That the Omaha Real Kstate
exchange deeply regret the dlbgrucef ul Us
ui ult and hereby expresses its indignation
of the crime und condemn responsible par
ties for filtering a condition which brings
a reproach uimii our city government aud
wages laws of no effect. -
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair Thursdari ulile at MaM In
West Portion. Friday Fair.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
Hour. Dear. Ilnnr. lift.
K a. m 41 I p. m RT
a. m 47 . m
T a. m 4s .1 p. m tit
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10 a. in .VI tl p. m (It
11 a. m A3 7 . m 14
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It p. m 4M
PANIC ON OCEAN STEAMER
Sord America, with 1,4H Steerage
Passengers Aboard, Rammed
by Freight Ferry Float.
NEW YORK. Nov. 13 Fourteen hundred
Italian steerage passengers, returning to
Italy on the La Veloce line steamship
1 Nord America, were thrown into excite
! ment tod.iy hen the ship was rammed by
! the New York. New Haven A Hartford
I railroad float No. t In the harbor, off Llb
1 erty island. The float struck the steam
j ship about forty feet from the stern and
two feet above the water line, tearing a
1 hole twenty feet long and six feet high In
Its platrs nnd making It impossible for. the
vessel to continue Its voyage without ex
At the moment of the collision many of
the steeraKe passengers were on the side
of the ship toward the approaching float.
When the crash enme and the Nord America
heeled over alarmingly many of the pas
sengers were greatly frightened and the
crew hud much difficulty In reassuring
When the collision occurred the Nord ,
Amerlcn was going down the upper bay j
with a full head of steam. It had left Its I
pier nt the foot of West Thirty-fourth ;
street at 1:15 o'clock. As It was passing
the Matue of Liberty Captain Raffo saw on
his starboard bow the heavy strol float.
with a dozen freight cats aboard, coming .
directly toward him
According to Captain Raffo s statement!
. . .. . , ... . ..,. I
he though the captain of the float would .
pass under his stern and kept on his course.
but the float came on at full speed and
struck the stpnmshlp.
After the Nord America regained an even
keel and the passengers were quieted the
vessel returned to its pier. The float, which
had apparently suffered but little In the
collision, continued on Its course. The
Nord America will have to be docked and
repaired nnd cannot resume Its trips for
The company Is In a dilemma as to what
to do with the steerage passengers thus
left on Its hands. The next steamer of the
company to sail, the Lombardla, due here
tomorrow, has every place on It booked
nnd the Nord America's passengers cannot
be put aboard It.
TRAGEDY IN JNSANE ASYLUM
ChlcaKO Coroner Is Investigating the
Killing: of a Pntlent In Insti
tute at Dunning.
CHICAGO, Nov. 23 Samuel P. Glosser,
a patient In the county asylum for the In
sane at Dunning, wus choked to death last
night and tomorrow the coroner will en
deavor to ascertain whether ho was killed
by Alexander Harper, a colored man, who
Is also a patient in the asylum, or whether
It was done by John Conway und Scott
Hogan, two of the asylum attendants.
Hogan and Conway assert that Glosser
wus violent und that Harper atsls'ted them
In placing him under restraint, and Harper
declares that both the attendants kicked
Glosser und that Hogan choked him.
The trouble started with a fight be
tween Glosser and Harper, In which the
farmer was the aggressor. Ho wus finally
strapped to his bed by the attendants und
Harper, but working loo.e from the straps
that held him he again attacked Harper.
The two attendants came to the assistance
of Harper and a desperate struggle en-
sued. Glosser soon became unconscious
and one of the physicians was called, who
pronounced Ghwser dead. His windpipe
1 had been broken In the severe choking ho
i had received and his body was terribly
bruised, there being many marks of boot
heels In the flesh. Dr. Springer, the county
physician who held an autopsy tonight.
declared that it was utterly impossible for
Harper to have inflicted all tlie wounds
j on the body of Gloaner, and he recom
; mended that the two attendants be held
I until after the coroner's Inquest.
Glosser was taken to the asylum May
' 12. He was a train dispatcher and formerly
j lived In Trinidad, Colo. He became sud-
denly insane on a train coming from Colo- on watt.r am, provisions, but the corre
rado to Chicago, and was committed to Fpndent adds that It Is still uncertain
the asylum at tne request of his Bister,
, who resides In one of the city's subuibs,
He hud always heen a violent patient.
IROW IN IDAHO PENITENTIARY
Warden Perrln, IilscharBed by Prison
Board, Drives Successor Atvny
with av Hevolver.
BOISK. Idaho, Nov. 23. Trouble over the
management of the state penitentiary has
resulted In Warden Perrln drawing a re
volver on Ouurd D. W. Ackley, who had
been appointed warden by a majority of
the State Prison board, and ordering the
latter from the premises.
Warden Perrln hud discharged a clerk
named Kelly, whom he charged with falsi
fying his accounts. Attorney General liag
ley and Secretary of State Gibson, consti
tuting a majority of the prison board, tn
the absence of Governor Morrison, ordered
Perrln to reinstate Kelly. I'pon his re
fusul they dismissed him and uppolnted
The mutter will be tuken to the supreme
court, the prison board applying for a writ
of mandate to compel Perrln to deliver pos
sekslon of the prison keys. Meantime the
prison is being closely guarded against a
possible outbreak of prisoners.
NEW RULE IN LIBEL SUITS
Tennessee Supreme Court Holds Cor
rection by Newspaper Is Not
Bar to Suit.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. J3.-The su-
preme court today rendered Its decision ,
in tne case ot A. e.. o.itterneui against a j
morning newspaper here utllrming the de
cision of the court below und ordering a
remittitur of application of Judgment ob
tained below. Ephrulm Battel Held was ar
rested on the charge of working a knife
trick. The morning paper published thu
story of the arrest, but the reporter who
wrote the Item used the name of A. 7..
Satterfiild Instead of Kohralm Suttertleld.
A. Z. Batlerfield brought suit for damage?
und won it in u lower court. Ti e decision
of the court to ny Is that while IIm re i-
no mullce intent uliown In the public utlon,
the Injury to the plaintiff, Batterfleld, wus
effective Just the same and that the cor
rection that was made Ave days ftftvfward
did not relieve the wj;oug done. .
BIG FIGHT IMMINENT
Jape Begin a WiJt Turning Movement n
ADVANCE GIVEN SEVERE SETBACK
St. Petersburg Official! Think Battle Will
Be Fought Near Mukden.
MORE DESERTIONS FROM PORT ARTHUR
Humors that Defeadors of the Beleagured
City Are Eadly Demoralized.
BALTIC SQUADRON CAUSES ANXIET
Japanese Correspondent f alls Atten
tlon to Apparent Ilrearh of Nena
trallty hy F.tcynt Fleet Sight
rd nt Tort "aid.
ST. rETEKPni'Bfl, Nov. 21.-2:23 a. tn.
Appearances again point to he possibility
of a big battle south of Mukden. Th
Japanese, according to an official report,
have received a severe setback in tha
vicinity of Sinlsintln, in which direction
they apparently were attempting to exo
cutn a wide turning movement.
Military opinion here scarcely belleveg
it possible that the two great armies can
winter loss! than a rifle "hot distance front
ech, although It will be extremely
difficult for either to assume the offensive.
u ix-Heved, however, that If the desd-
(x,k , , K, brokeI1 cieneral Kouropatkln
wn, ,,,t FK1(, Marna, 0yama take tha
nl(,ivei as the Huiw.lang have th, be,.
u,r of he vnnt poon namely .
gtr(m ne of drfpn8e mJ MuM bph,n4
them makIn(f 8tttlf(fuctory wlnteP mmrterJk
where the Huvdan reinforcement are ao-
, , T ,
cumulating for an advance next spring.
"ai'a"ZZ T " -rng.y
Inforced. The rivers are already frosen
sufficiently to permit of the movement ot
artillery und commissariat trains, so that
the county actually Is better adapted to)
a Jupaneso advance than during the sum
mer. Lieutenant General Bakharoff, command
ing tho L'.itern Russian army, reports
that tho night of November 25-23 waa
Adelina Pattl will give a concert hera
December 11 for the benefit of tho Rus
sian wounded. She volunteered her ser
vices out of gratltudi) for the fact that her
first greut triumph occurred in Russia.
Japs Ilegln Turning; Movement.
Ml'KDKN, Nov. a. Indications are
growing that the Japanese are undertaking
a wide turning movement or the Russian
left. A large number of commissariat wag
ons have been observed going eastward and
some artillery exchanges have also been
reported from the eastward.
General Kouropatkln has permitted men
who have captured horsee to sell them to
officers, the proceeds to go to the families
of men killed in battle. Fodder la be
coming exceedingly scarce.
The spirits of the men are good, and the
food is satisfactory. The rations of the
men at the outposts and in the advance
trenches are sent to them at' night, as it
would be Impossible to dp so during the
day, because the Japanese shell every con
voy. Desertions nt Port' Arthur.
LONDON, Nov. 24. A dispatch from To
klo to tho Standard reports Increasing de
sertions from th Port Arthur garrison into
the Japanese lines, the stories deserters
tell Indicating the demoralization of tho
Russian defenders. The same correspond
ent says the Russian defense on the sea
front of Port Arthur no longer Are on thu
approach of the Japanese warships.
A Japanese correspondent, writing to tha
Morning Post, betrays growing anxiety
concerning the Russian second Paclfla
squadron, which probably Is due to tha
strength of Port Arthur's resisting power.
He points out the Inconsistency of Egypt
In permitting Vice Admirul Rojestvensky'a
ships to coal when not going to a Russian
port, compared with the refusal of such
facilities when the Spanish admiral. Cam-
ara- wanUl1 to iak ,,,e ,""h'0 Pyo
by the Suez route, six years ago, and
maintains thut It Is Great Britain's busi
ness to compel Egypt to maintain neutral
ity In the present case.
Tho Dally Telegraph's correspondent at
Port Said said that the Russian warships
will be completely Isolated from other hlp-
.' fin a and that they will be allowed to take
whether they will bo permitted to coal, tha
authnritles seemingly being undecided oil
Copenhagen telegrams report the supple
mentary detachment of the Russian second
Pacific squadron Is still detained at Bkagea
The Japanese, according to a dispatch
from Che Foo to the Chronicle, are re
ported to have captured the British steamer
Tungchow, loaded with 30,000 casea ot
canned meat for Port Arthur.
Russian Sqnadron Sighted.
PORT SAID, Nov. 21. The Russian eo
ond Pacific squadron was sighted at I
o'clock this morning.
Submarine Boats Bench Japan.
TOKIO, Nov. 23.-Five submarine boat
arrived at Yokuhamu today.
3 p. m. Army headquarters has received
the following telegram from Manchuria
Monday, November 14, at 6:30 In the morn
ing, our detachment advanced toward
WciizuKu, north ul sleiicnuung, and at
tach t-u und occupied tho enemy s bivouack
touoseqiiently a superior force of tho
enemy giauunlly presneu our left flank and
rear. iieceiving reinforcements, we druvtt
the enemy toward C'hrnholln ut 11:30 a. m.
Tho enemy s a. length was ubout tkio in
fantry und iso cavalry with lour guns.
'the enemy lei I tliirly-iilliu dead bodies
on the llelii. Ve took six priaonem, aa
well u spoils, Including rifles, entrench
ing tools, ammunition, etc.
our casualties wero Sub-Lieutenant
Inouye, wouinltd, und tweuty-elgnl , men
killed and wounded. 'j
The submarine boats refened to in the
dispatch from Toklo are probably the Ave
boats thipped from QuL.cy Point, Mass.,
ear:y In October lust, overland to the Pa
cific coast. They were valued at nearly
n.uo.Uw ai d Were und. rstood to be intended
for japan. The boats occupied seventeen
steel flat curs and six box cars. Ihey
were shlppid In sections and each car was
curefully covered Willi ' i ar.vas, which con
cealed the conterts. There was not the
slightest mark on any of the cars to In
dicate the contents or the destination, aud
those who made Inquiries on the subject
received the sleioiyied annwtr that the
covered mautei wt.e a ta t of a largo
shipment of muchln ry d'st tied tor tha
TOKlo, Nov. ?s3 p. m A telegram
from the heudquurters of the Japanese
third army, besieging Port Arthur, dated
at midnight November 22, says:
' On Monday night, November 21, the
sti-tv injuJe & cnuj.uj? ctLai,k bit Q 4- flinm
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