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unday Bee. PAGES 1 TO 10. NEWS SECTION. ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871. OMAHA, SUNDAY MOKNINO, NOVEMBER o, 1D05-FOUK SECTIONS THIRTY PAGES. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. Fhe Omaha PANIC IN TRANSVAAL Wtiicricg Chinese Miners Create Feu i . Brewte ef tbe White Women. MURDER AND PLUNDER AT FARM HOUSES Life ia let Safe While Aiiatict Are Out ef the Vines. MINE OWNERS DENY STORIES CIRCULATED Eay Oeeliei Are Net Abated aid Are let LeaTieg Oampt. GOVERNMENT TAKES HAND IN MATTER "Vlll supply White People with Arm and Ammunition Keep (Inarr Watch na the Asiatics. J0HANNE3BVRfi, Nov. 4. (Special Cablegram to The F.oe.) The Transvaal Is fighting It own peculiar yellow peril. For the moment at least It Im a Intnl under the shadow of the Chinee danger. Away In the country districts men manufacture weapons of defence and barricade their houses by night and women dread to be. left alone. They fenr the Chunehuscs of the Rand. Kant, went, north alwsys Chinese. The matter la serious. Chinese loot a lonely farm and murder the occupants; Chinese raid atorea and kill the proprietors with knives and butchers' cleavers: Chinese flght Kaffirs away on the veldt and art killed; murdered Chinese nre found In out-of-the-way spots: mounted police organise "drives" against Chinese; mobile columns sweep the country rounding up Chinese; thirty-eight Chinese get hurled (by mistake) on some one'e land at Durban, whereupon follow claims for J2.&00 and legal action. Travelera report wandering- Chinese at the Victoria Falls; pelngoa Bay complalna In fluent Pnrtugiiesn-Bngllsh of Immigrant Chinese (undeslred): high veldt, low veldt, wood, bush still Chinese. Heading for Barberton, beading for the sea, heading: for Cairo, ap parently heading; the flurried Chinese brain only knows where. J Argus-eyed wrltera to the. newspapers re port Chinese holding a blockhouse "In mili tary fashion," from which sentinels spy upon the passing: traveler: othera assert that the limitless lima cavea In the Sterk fonte.ln dlatrlot. on the West Rand, give refuge to bands of Chinese bandits. The thing goea on crescendo. Always "Chinese." Pally the Rand expects to hear the Chinese are, occupying the forta that command the capital! v How many wanderers are there? No one knows. Official figures report only 524 miss ing from the mines at a given time out of a total of 44.0OIV The unofficial wor!d thruats Us tongue In Its cheek and talks In four figures. "Antl-mlnes" newspapers hint at murders never made public. An Indignant Chamber of Mines member denounces all reports as exaggeration defenda Chinese . temporary ..troubles agitators repatriate bad characters all well. Unofficial world scoffs openly hints Chinese not nt Tor mines calls for more police calls for strict compound system.. Who Is right? No one knows. Some I'ndlaputed Facts. But amid all the dust of controversy certain grim facta cannot be denied. In less than a month there have been the following undisputed, indisputable happen ings: Twenty Chinese attack the house of Mr. I.unn, a farmer, on the East Rand. One coolie killed and two wounded. In the same district Chinese attack the bouse of Mrs. Sullivan, a widow, and hind her and her children while they ransack the place. Before leaving they try to tire the place. Plet Joubert's farm at Moab's Velden attacked by Chinese. Joubert murdered with knives; his wife, son aged 10 years and a baby of IS montha Injured. Believed Hhe coolies would have massacred the en tire family had not the alarm been given. Homestead of Mr. Jackson, Sterkfonteln, near Krugersdorp, held up and looted. Mr. Jackson overpowered ana threatened with knives. Fight between wandering Chinese and Kaffirs on a farm in the Pretoria district. One Chinaman killed. Chinaman found dead on the veldt, having been hacked to death with a butchers Cleavar. European storekeeper In the Pretoria dis trict murdered by Chinese, who are said to have "come down from the hills." Chinese attack a Chinese mure near Krugersdorp, butcher one of the proprietors and nearly kill another. Twenty Chinese attack an Indian hut on the Klelnfonteln estate near Beksburg on the East Rand. Two of the Indiuns mur dered and three others Injured. These things do not look nice on paper. They do not read well even In the security of Johannesburg. But they are terrifying when related at lonely farm houses on dark nights. Ugly phrases are used. At Boksburg oil the end, and at Krugers dorp on the went, the word "lynch" lias been uttered, though some of the papers have not printed it. The heart of the Boer grows bitter. "This then is your boasted British rule," he murmurs. All Against Asiatics. Yet with all this one cannot help feeling some pity for the Chinese. Every man's hand Is against them. To wander in Ignor ance from the mliu-s is to eSiter un enemy's country. In the native kraal It 1 whisp ered that the yellow men eat babies, and the Kaffirs hunt them down with relentless vigilance. But why this leakage from the mines? Did these men know when In China that their work lay a thousand odd feet below the surface of the earth, or did they think that the gold mines of the Rand were like the tin mints of the Straits? The Chamber of Mines say they knew, Ar they beaten? Th Chamber of Mines say that they are not. Then why do they desert? No one knows. But by fours and fives and fifteens and twenties, they wander awuy acrobs the great uplands, going they know not whither, living they know not how. Hiding In dongas by day, Blinking across the farms by night, dodging South African constabu lary patrols, chivied by Boer farmers, chased by Kaffirs, stealing fowls, robbing lonely homestead. barefooted, half starved, desperate with Asiatic contempt of life In their blood, Chinese cruelty and cal lousness in their hearts. No one can un derstand them, they understand no man. Is it strange that the end is sometimes vio lence and murder? But something must be done. The land between the Vast and the Zambesi cannot be left at the mercy of the Chunchuses of the Rand. foal a Africa, Stirred. The recent epidemic of crime has stirred the whole South African world. The cry of the country districts near the Rand have rvached the heights. l,ord Srlborne has adopted dras'ic .measures. The South Af rican constabulary posts near the mines are to be strengthened and rearranged; a moh'le column, eighty strong, la to sit at a strate gical poh.it JuM outside of Johannesburg j4.'oimuutd vu Xliii J I'stfe J BLAME LAIDJJN ARMENIANS Masters and Men Both Held Re sponsible for Trouble la Oil Fields. TIFLIS. Nov. 4. (Special Cablegram to The Bee.) The attitude of the foreign oil producers at Baku during the recent trou bles Is variously explained. The oil In dustry had for the last two years suffered considerably from a succession of strike . which have been due to the incres' Influence of the revolutionary parties,'- . daily of the social democrats among1 . workmen. The armed labor Is almost alto gether In the hands of the Armenians and Russians, while the unskilled, or "black" labor. Is performed by Tartars and Per sians. The latter, the Mahnmedans. have taken comparatively little part In the strike, for they are mentally little developed and are slower to grasp the meaning of such movements. The strikes then have 'been due to the Russians and Armenians. The Armenians themselves have 1n some eases admitted that the most turbulent element Is their fellow countrymen. In addition to the losses produced by the strikes, the foreign oil producers have to encounter the commercial rivalry of the Armenians. The latter form the most compact group on the Melds and although they command only about 35 per cent of the total production, they have succeeded In securing a pre dominating Influence, in the Soviet Klesa. As owners their Interests are Identical with thA foreigners, but as Armenians they hold together against the foreigners. Thus the Armenians are not only a commercial rival, but a turbulent element among the workmen. At a time liko the present, when Armenian property haa suffered enormously and the lives of Armenian workmen have been sacrificed In large num bers national feeling naturally obliterates the antagonism between masters and men and the Armenians form a single group. As It. happened, the determination of the socialist revolutionaries coincided with the Interests of the Armenian oil producers, who were unable to begin work owing to the hostility of the Tartars, and were therefore not ill-pleased to see their rivals in the same position. It Is, moreover, quite possible that the Armenian element among the socialist revolutionaries may have been mainly Instrumentnl In Inducing the group to forbid work, and they cannot have been unconscious of the fact that such a pro hibition would not be unwelcome to their fellow countrymen. LION AND BEAR AT PEACE Great Britain and Russia Reaching; an Agreement in R gard'to Asia. 8T. PETERSBURG, Nov. 4.-(Speclal Ca blegram to The Bee.) It la understood on authority on which every dependence may be placed that tho negotiations which have been In progress between Russia and Great Britain with a view to the final settlement of outstanding questions between the two countries have made such favorable prog ress that agreement la already In sight. Roughly speaking, the basis of the agree ment is an undertaking on the part of Great Britain to meet on certain conditions the desire of Russia to- establish n. port.. In the Persian' gulf. ' 1 k The bulk of the trade routes through Persia are almost entirely In Russian hands and further developments are being entered upon with the tacit acquiescence of the British government. One cf tnese develop ments Includes the establishment of a large number of additional branches of the Rus-so-Perslan bank, whose agents are now lo cated In every trade center In the shah's dominion. The acquiescence of Great Britain in these developments and In their sequel on the Persian seaboard has been secured by an undertaking on the part of Russia not to proceed with ita forward movement on the Turkestan border. In this movement is bound up the crux of the Central Asian problem, and the removal of tho tension that has existed so long in that region will mark the beginning of a new and happier era In Asiatic politics. The understanding which Is on the eve of completion Is in Its broad general outlines In harmony with the entente suggested by the late Lord Salisbury some ten years ago. Expressed In a sentence. It means peace in Asia. In Persia it means commercial freedom for Russia and political freedom for Great Britain. Neither will Interfere with the other nor will Afghanistan be any longer a bone of contention between the two pow ers. BRITISH WANT "SQUARE DEAL" Fruit i rowers Allege Tbey Are Not lilven Fair Trratment by Railroads. tyu.Mjj;, .-ov. v tnpe.iat Cablegram to The Bee.) W. V. Berry of Faversham, speaKing at ttie final conference of the British fruit glowers, convened by the Na tlonal Fruit Growers' federation, said that during me last unity years the acreage of orchards in the I'nlted Kingdom had grown from 14S.D0D to HM.OuO acres, which mas an Increuse of b3 per cent. Kaliway companies Had repeatedly said that as quantities of goods carried increased so the charges for carriage could be re duccd. and on that showing fruit growers had good claim for consideration. Mr. Monro, president of the National Federation of Trade associations, said that by unfair rales the railway companies were crippling a great industry, and it was time the government took the matter up. Kir Al bert Rolllt, M. P., who presided. In dosing the discussion, said that lie thought oc casion had arisen for further legislation Five per cent would cover the risk to the rallwajs, but they frequently charged &0 per cent over the owner's risk rate. lis remembered once hearing a railway manager define a reusonable rate as "what the trader would bear without breaking,' but he hoped tht the companies would rea Uxe that greater facilities and cheaper lutes mean prosperity both for the railways and for the traders. HEROIC PRINCESS IS DEAD Woman Who Supported Prince Pierre by sen lag Is Burled In Paris. FAKIS, lov. . (tspeciai Cablegram to The Bee.) The funeral of Princess Pierre Bonaparte, the widow of Prince Pierre, who was a nephew of the great Napolion, has Just occurred here. When the republic was established In 1870 Prince Pierre was driven from France and took refuge In Ion.lon, wheie the princess, to suport him and her children, made dresses for a -wholesale firm at 10 shillings each. She continued ttie struggle (or some time after her husband's deatn. and from this episode In her career u.n known in the Bonaparts family as the "Cin derella Pi luces." AS SEEN IN LONDON Editor of T Thinks ReeieteH May Be ' te Be Candidate. SAV ,rlE WILL NEED HIM LONGER s .( Term Doet Net Gie Time to lad Work in Hand. TOUCHES ON "GRAFT" IN HIGH fLACES Writer Sect Erideice of Attempt ef Capital to Control Illation. CHIEF EXECUTIVE'S POLICY APPROVED "Thunderer'' Finds Him Possessing Confidence of ritlsens and Only One Able to SnlTe Pres ent Problems. LONDON, Nov. 4. tSpeclal Cablegram to the Bee.) Discussing the recent movements of President Roosevelt and his "swing round the circle," the London Times, In an editorial, says: "It would not be rssh to sssume that tho feelings which Inspired the enthusiast la crowds are shared by millions of Americans all over the union. It has, in fact, been estimated that If Mr. Roosevelt were a presidential candidate at this moment he would secure the biggest majority that has ever been recorded, and might even suc ceed In carrying' every state In his favor. He is stronger than he was after his triumphant return at tlia.last election stronger because he has trtverv proof to all the world of his broad statesmanship and Indomitable will. The Americans mny have expected many things of him when they sent him back to the White House, but they can hardly have foreseen that he would be more Instrumental than any man In putting an end to one of the greatest wars of modern times.' A nation does not soon forget the satisfaction of having played such a great part on the world's stage; and President Roosevelt is today more firmly established in publlo favor than ever; but if that favor dependa partly on gratitude It depends also on the expecta tion of further great services to come. The president represents to the mass of his people a fund of fighting energy, which they look la see grappling with the eVils that have fastened on their Industrial and financial life. It was a firm belief In his devotion to thorough going reform which, more than anything else, won him nllles In the most unexpected quarters. The purer , , , , . .. elements of Bryanlsm the spirit of revolt J , . ., , n 011 mar ra r-vl t aliurln rlnrvtln artrtnnrwlth! power of mere money were enllteJ In his favor and gave him wide support in the democratic party. Confidence in President. "The great majority of Americans felt convinced that Mr. BooBevelt was the one man capable of tackling these problems which reduce most of bis fellow country men to apathy. lie has not said or done anything since to disabuse them of that convUitlotft'' On ihe' contrary," be .leu'rfte. to have made it more and more clear that the chief business of his presidency Is to deal with the domestic evils of the country. The coming session of congress will probably witness the beginning of this struggle; how long It will last even those who know America best would Scarcely care to con jecture. "If we may judge from the signs of the times the initiative of the president will not come a moment too soon. There has been an alarming Increase In scandals of all kinds connected with American financial and official life. The frequency of the charges brought against senators, whether of the union or In particular states, is a grave symptom. There has been a series of disturbing revelations about public de partmentsthe sale by an official of ad vance Information about the cotton crop being not the least serious of them. There has been an Increasing volume of the familiar charges of municipal corruption and In the business world there have been company swindles of great magnitude. On the top of these disclosures haa come the Investigation Into the methods of the great Insurance companies, with all of the startling evidence that has been taken. The inquiry by the legislative committee of New York state Is still going on, so that any conclusion now formed can only be provisional, and It Is reassuring to be told that there can be scarcely any quustion as to the capacity of the principal companies to meet the face value of all their con tracts. Distrust of Insurance Men. "But the evidence already taken coupled with tne tacts- uisi iosea in me two pre-i vlous reports on the fc-qultable society Is quite sufficient to Justiry the gravest mis givings as to the spirit with which Ameri can Insurance management has been im bued. The gigantic dealings of trusts and syndicates often exert a sufficiently un pleasant pressure on the ordinary American, but the besetting evils in the financial life of his country are likely to be brought more directly home to him by the proceed ings that shake his faith In the Integrity of the great Insurance companies. in England, we are glad to think, the Manage ment of Insurance business Is regarded as wliut It really ls-a trust of the most re sponsible and sacred kind. There can be no final security for the American policy holder until a similar standard is main tallied lu t he union. So long as tho chief Insurance companies fall to come up to that standard the people of the United States will conclude that all js not well with the ethics of American business." In conclusion the Thunderer says; "At the root of all of the American alarms and perplexities lies the Immense and ir responsible power wielded by capital. It is not surprising that people should grow anxious when they see vast fortunes pass ing from hand to hand with the rapidity which Is possible In these great combin ations, and when they note the coercive Influence that can be thus exercised on the public In some of the most elemental matters whch concern Its welfare. Nor Is It surprising that capital so organised and straining to the utmost the facilities af forded It by the law should find arrayed against it the banded forces of labor, as serting themselves all the more defiantly because of the absence of restraints on wealth. Vast and Complicated Problem. "The business conditions of the United Stales present a vsst and complicated problem, but behind All of Its varied maul, testations the monopolies of the trusts, ths railway rebates or disclosures like thoise of the Insurance companies, is the radical evil or the unietiereu strength of capital. That President lloosevelt means to Und some way of reform Is apparently ad mitted. He seemed to hint as much him self the other day when lie alluded to the freedom to act as he thought right." which iConllnued on Second Page.) AMBASSADORS FEAR SULTAN Representatives of Powers at Con stantinople Will Not Dlscnss the Macedonian Situation. CONSTANTINOPLE, - Nov. 4-(Spectal Cablegram to the Bee.) TheTurkscontlhu to show themselves recalcitrant regarding the demands of the powers, but a more optimisltic feeling Is beginning to prevail again after the pessimism of th- iast week. It Is believed that within the next few dayi the Iorte will begin to make concessions which will be equivalent to acceptance In principle and that the further negotiations will be concerned ohlefly with matters of detail. It Is, however,' possible that the wish may be father to the thought, for there can be no doubt that the power would And themselves In grave difficulties If the sultan were to persist In his present sttltud. The reluctance of the different smhnssadors to take upon themselves the task of coercing the Turkish . government Is admirably Illustrated by what took place at the fielamllk recently. It was originally proposed that the ambassadors should go In a body to the sultan and urge him to give way, hut the suggestion was dropped. It was then thought that the Austrian am bassador, as the doyen, would be the fitting person to make the representations, but to this Baron Callce not unnaturally demurred. It was finally left open to any ambassador who wished to expostulate with his maj esty on his own account. The result was that, although three ambassadors the Aus trian, the German end the Itsllan had In terviews with the sultan the demand for financial control was not so much as men tioned. ' . A confidential secretary of the sultan paid a visit of two hours to Baron Marschall von Blebersteln to Sfk his advice as to the course to be followed. The ambassador strongly urged that the demands of the powers should be conceded. This visit Is considered as a hopeful sign, especially as It follows upon rain attempts made by Tewflk Pasha to detach the European powers from the concert. This optimism, however, Is by no means universal snd many competent observers hold that the unanimity of the powers will need to be demonstrated more ' energetically before even the principle of financial control Is ac cepted. ' - RIPON TALKS OF POLITICS Says He tinea Not See Conditions Foretold Two Years Ago by Chamberlain. LIVERPOOL, Nor. 4.-BpeclaI Cablegram to The Bee.) Interviewed here regarding the political situation Lord Rlpon said that the policy of the government and Us friends at the present moment was rather of a singular kind. Two year ago they were . " , .. , , ,. fight In the m dst of a raging agitation: " Mr. Chamberlain was going about the coun try explaining that the country was ruined entirely, and that they must turn to him for protection and salvation.'- He did not observe that the people were turning In thnt direction at tho present time. . - Regarding the calling Of the colonial con ference he said that if It was called to gether at the present time and under, pres ent circumstances IL would bai a scandalous proceeding becaueV itvwttldrvi jj attempt to use the representatives of the colonies and the cokVilnl ministers for electioneering purposes. He had a great Interest in colonial questions and be denounced as powerfully as he could any attempt to bring questions of colonial Interest within the sphere of party politics. It had been hinted to him that perhaps after all It would be just as well for the conference to meet, since one of the first questions that would naturally urlse at such a conference, especially so far as the Australian colonies were concerned, was the Introduction of Chinese labor. He would, therefore, be curious to see whether the colonial confer ence after all ever came off. JEWISH COLONY IN ABYSSINIA Trro Negroes Holding; Hebrew Faith Make a Visit to French Jeers. LONDON. Nov. 4. (Special Cablegram to The. Bee.) The Jewish Chronicle prints a letter which the remarkable set of Israel ites who have been settled in Abyssinia, and are known as Falashas, have sent to their corellglonlBts In Europe and Palestine by a Jewish traveler, M. Taltlovltch. The letter, which is written In the Ethio pian dialect, states that while In the reigns of the Emperors Theodore and John at tempts were made forcibly to convert the Falashas, the Emperor Menellk allows them to remain true to the faith of their fathers. Of their 'X0 synagogues, however, only thirty remain, and nil of their litera ture has been burned by the Dervtuhes. Dur ing the time of the Dervishes, they write, a frightful number of people died from famine. Two young Falashas accompanied the travelers to Paris and were the objects of general curiosity In the principal French synagogue on the day of Atonement, us French Israeltles were generally unaware of the existence of negro Jews. BRITISH PILGRIMS VISIT POPE After Private Audience Tbey Are Pho tographed with the Head of Church. ROME, Nov. 4. (Special Cablegram to Tho Bee.) The English pilgrims Issued from their private audience with the pope this week enthusiastic over his benevolence and with fresh devotion to the Holy See. Plus X spoke a few well chosen words ex orting them to faithfulness In their relig ion and praising them for their generosity and devotion. The audience had special Importance, its two British archbishops and two bishops were present, besides the lord abbot of Doual. Miss Johnson of Wiiubledon had the honor of offering the jiope a white xuchetto, whereupon Pius X took the one he was wealing from his head and gave It to her. After the audience great pleasure waa given by the pope being photographed In the midst of the whole pilgrimage, which was comparatively a new departure, this being only the third time the thing has been done, so all left the Vatican feeling the holy father had a special tenderness for British Catholics. KING IS TO VISIT CANNES Ruler of Great Britain to Visit Resort for First Time Since Accession. PARIS. Nov. 4. (Special Cablegram to The Bee.) King F.dward is to stay with Lord Ilendel at the Chateau de Thorenc, ne.ir Cannes, during a portion of the winter season. , In anticipation of the visit the chateau Is undergoing various improvements and 111 be redecorated throughout. This will be ths king s first visit to Cauues sinct his accession. PROHIBITION IN DEED JTew Kegnlation Regarding Contejeioe of Indian Lands. SALE OF LIQUOR FOREVER FORBID Violation te Came Title te Bereft to Grantee or Hit Heir. COMMISSIONER MAKES RULING Uncle lam Takes Step for Protection of Hie Warde ORDER IN FORCE TO END OF TIME Clause to Be Inserted in F.rery Deed Absolutely Preventing I se of Land for ale of Liquor by Any Subsequent Owner, (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (Special Tele gram.) The commissioner of Indian affairs today announced that the rules and regu lations regarding tho sale of Indlin lands have been modified, requiring that all deeds of conveyance shall hereafter con tain provisions forever prohibiting the RaJe of Intoxicating liquors on the premises con veyed, snd pursuant to this modification of the rules the following provision will hereafter be inserted In each deed: "That no malt, spirituous, or vinous liquors shall be kept or disposed of on the premises conveyed; and any violation of this condition, either by the grantee or by any person claiming rights under said party of the second part, shall render the con veyance void and cause the premises to revert to the party of the first part, his heirs and assigns." Section 7 of the act of congress 'of May 2T. 19(12, authorizes tho sale, subject to tho approval of the secretary of the Interior, by the legal heirs, of lands of deceased Indians, where trust patents have been Is sued covering such lands, but containing restrictions as to alienation. L'nder the provisions of this law there have been sold up to June 30, 1005, 212,437 acres of the value of $3,450,596. Home for Mall Carrier Houghton. The forest service has approved tho ap plication of Martin Boughton to occupy forty acres in the Shoshone division of the Yellowstone forest reserve, Wyoming, for a home, and to procure feed for stock needed In carrying the mall between Cody and Painter. Rural Carriers and Postmasters. Rural carriers appointed for Nebraska: Cosad, route 2, Charles K. Mo Lane carrier, Martin L. McLane substitute; Grand Island, route 6, George H. Rosswlck carrier, Mrs. R. M. Alford substitute; route 4, George Watters carrier, Blanche Watters substt tute. Dr. Jesse D. Elliott has been appointed postmaster at Hawley, Pago county, la., vice D. E. Showen, resigned. TORNADO KILLS SEVEN PEOPLE Number of Houses Blown Away ai Several Persona Injured at Mountain View, Okl. MOUNTAIN VIEW. Okl., Nov. 4. A tor nado struck this place at 4:30 p. m. today and killed seven persons. The dead: W. T. WHITE. F. W. CLARK PV JENNIE JONES. MRS. WILLIAM HOLT AND CHILD. J. S. BARKLEY. MRS SMITH. The seriously Injured: T. D. Dunn. I. W. Qrav. Mrs. George Broughton, aged 26, and her 3-yenr-oln child. Mrs. J. S. Barkley; probably fatal. John Gordon, aged 17; probably fatal. Mrs. M. McBrlde and daughter. J. D. Mollis. B. A. Mlttendorf. , J. M. Whittle. Cache, Okl. Joseph Walker, Oreana; probably fatal. Many others are less seriously Injured. The schoolhouse, two churches, two livery barns, one hotel, a cotton gin and about twelve dwellings are blown away and many more houses are wrecked. The business part of the town was un touched, except a few windows being blown In. The property loss cannot be estimated at present. A terrific rain preceded the storm and the streets are flooded with water. The Manhattan hotel has been converted Into a temporary morgue, where the dead are being received. Many of the bodies were horribly mangled. Mrs. Barkley received wounds in the head and is not expected to live until morning The Infant child of W. M. Holl Is reported missing and a search is being made of the debris of the home. DR. M'LEOD OUT ON BOND Warrant Issued for Arrest of Mrs. Mary N. Dean, Nurse at tbe Hosbury House. BOSTON. Nov. 4 Except for the arraign ment of Lr. Percy D. McLeoU, his releuse later ou very heavy ball and the' granting of a warrant for the arrest of Mrs. Mary F. Dean, the missing nurse of the Koxbury house, comparatively tew additional fai'ti developed today regarding the death of Miss Susanna Geary as the result of an Il legal operation at a private hospital and the finding of portions of her dismembered body in two dress suitcases In the harbor. The police made a fruitless search for Mrs. Dean. Three business men furnished IjO.OOO bail for Dr. McLeod and the harbor police dragged all day In vain for the satchel which, it Is said, contains the head of the unfortunate girl, the only portion of her body that has not been recovered. Movements of Ocean easels Not. 4. At New York Sailed: New York, for Southampton; Lucunlu, for Liverpool; Neckar, for Naples; Pretoria, for Hani burg: Minnehaha, for London; Cretic, for Naples; Columbia, for Glasgow; La Oascogne, for Havre; Calabria. for Naples. Arrived: St. Louis, from South ampton; Etruria, from Liverpool; Ham burg, from Oenoa. At Boulogne Arrived ; Noordam, from New York. At Plymouth Arrived: St. Paul, from New York. At Quoeiisto n Arrived: Cretic, from New York. Sailed: Arabic, for Boston. At Alincrla Sailed: Madunna, fur New York. At Copenhagen Balled: Oscar II, for New York. At Havre Bailed: La. Bavole, for New York. At Liverpool Balled: Campania, for New York. At Glasgow Sailed: Corean. for Halifax. At Cherbourg Arrived. Amerlka, from New York. At BriMol Arrived : Montfort, from Montreal. At Bremen Sailed: Bremen, for South ampton. At Dover -Sailed: Zeeland, for New Yoik At Rotterdam-Sailed: Potsdam, for Hew THE BEE BULLETIN. Forecast for ehrnskn Rain and Mnch folder Sunday. Monday Fair. H;WJ FCTIO Ten Pnaes. 1 London's View of Roosevelt. Panicky Feellns; in Trnnsvnal. o I.lquor Sold on Indian Iinds. Russian Amnesty Derree Is tinted. '2 Kvents In the Iowa Cnpltnl. Varlons Htnte Klertlona Tuesday, a Sews from All Parts of Nebraska. 4 Prlni-e I. on Is (ilvfn a Dinner. Kxenrslnn Train is Wrecked. Flnlnnd tJlven Its Freedom. ft Trascedlrs of the CJrent Lakes. News from the Army Posts. Past Week In Omaha Society. T Council lllun'a nnd Iowa News, ft Affairs nt Sonth Omnhn. Kchoes of the Ante-Room. Womnn In (lab and Charity. 9 t'nrnhnskers Bent Farmers In Mud. Lincoln (Jets Into Western I.cua-ue. Miscellaneous Sporlloa Kvrnt. ,rITORII, SKCTIOX F.lght Pngcs. 1 Omaha as a Business Center. (rent Painting for town Capital. Porch t limber filven Fight Years, a Fdltorlal. 5 Street t ars at Cyclone Speed. Voting! by Machine Tnesday. 4 Want Ads. R Want Ads. Want Ada. 7 Commercial and Financial. H More Land Cases In Federnl Conrt. II t . 1. 1. IB (it Increasing! W ealth of I nlted States U Sherlock Holmes Slnrj. . ,'t Plays nnd Players. Music and Musical Notes. 4 Tenth Street Methodist Church. Story of Panama Resolution. & Celebrities nt Prison Conference. (onkIp About Noted People, ti For and About Women. T (Jrlsl of SportliiK Ciosslp. COLOR SF.CTIO Fonr Pnsra. 1 fluster llronn. a Klaslna n Sign of Clvlllsnllon. From N'cnr nnd Fnr. The Mother's Cholcr Story. Lore na Defined by Writers. 4 Thrnnarh the Curtain Peckhnle. Tempernture nt Omnhn Testerdayi Hour. Dear. . . 41 . . 41 . . 41 . . 44 . . 411 . . 4l . . 4N . . 4S Hour. 1 P. S p. a p. 4 p. Dea. . . 40 . . ,( . . 4' . . 47 . . 47 . . 4(1 . . 4(1 n n. H a. 7 n. H a. f a. n p. e p. 7 l. in . ni . m . 1 n. 11 a. 1 m. FOOT II A 1,1, SCOnF-S. ttehraskn, 21 1 Ames, A. Omaha Com ncrclal. mi Iloj les, (. Wisconsin, 11 Minnesota, 12. Yale, tvt Columbia, O. Pennsylvania, ill l.nfnyette, . Harvard. 2,'ti Carlisle, 11. Michigan. 3.1 1 Illinois, (. Dnrtmonlh, Oi Princeton. O. Pennn. Slate, l)l Nnvnl Cadets, 11. "warthmore. 14) Cornell, O. Knnsns, 21 Washington. . Ohio Wesley on. 1 West. Reserve, 4. Purdue, 24 Missouri. O. Wesleyan, 27 Tufts. H. Holy Cross, ! Amherst, O. Iown, 4Af Grlnnell. (. ' Wllllo-nis; fit T oltrnte, nV Colorado. 4 I'tah, ft. Marquette, fft Worth western, a. Rose Polytechnic. Franklin, 0. California, Klj evada, o. Ohio, 2.1 1 Kenyon, O. Indiana, 47 Cincinnati. 6. West Virginia, 4R Kentucky Slate Col I eve. O. Des Moines College, ISj Cornell, 5. ('of, t( nrinal. It. Drake, 7ft i Simpson, O. Hastings College,. 17; Hastings Bus iness College, O. Hastings II. S I Kenrney Nor mal, O. Lincoln H. S. Second. IOj Aahtnnd H. S.', O. Huron H. S 1 Mitchell H. 8., (I. Storm Lake II. S., 17 Clarion, O. Logan, ftt Denlson, . NO FEES FOR PROBATE CLERKS County' Judge of Lancaster County Hays the Graft Doesn't (Jo In His Office. (From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN. Nov. i. (Special Telegram.) County Judge Waters of Lancaster county was asked this evening about the fees that are collected by the clerks of the county Judge's office In Omaha, and If his clerks collected any such charges. "The clerks of my office are not ullowed to collect fees under any circumstances," said Judge Waters. "We niuke no charges for such services as are charged In Douglas county." LIGHT LOCAL REGISTRATION Total for the City Estimated at Some where lu Neighborhood of Fifteen Thousand. Haiti and indifference on the purl of the voters played hob with the plans of the party managers yesterday, and the returns from the registration received by Secretary Oreevy of the republican county committee last night indicated a very light attendance al the booths. Thirteen precincts had reported to Mr. (ireevy at midnight. At that time lie figured that for Omuha the addition to the polling lists would bo ubout luo lo the pi clnc.t. This, ou the basis of llfty-four precincts, would bring the total of the day up to something above D.Oo. The total for the first two days was a little over lO.Oort, Indicating that tiie total registration for the city will be in the neighborhood of 15.110. compared with a total of 21, Olio for last fall'B election. The committee head quarters will be kept open all day today to tabulate the returns, which will be brought In by the precinct committeemen The returns received by Mr. Greevy last night indicate that the republicans are holding the customary advantage In point of designated party affiliation. The secre tary expressed himself as very much en couraged on this point. EIGHT WHALERSWITHOUT FOOD Of Twelve Ships Frosea in Ice, but Four Are Provisioned for Winter. SEATTLE. Wash.. Nov. 4. A special dis patch to the Post-Intelligencer from Nome says the whaling fleet Is frozen In near the mouth of the Mackenzie. Of the twelve vessels only about lour aro provisioned for the winter. Captain A. J. Stone, who spent the win ter of lWT-ftX in the vii fnlty of the Mack ensle, stated that there Has ng danger of tht balers' starving. WITTE AT THE HELM Bisiiaa Ship of Bute it Beginning ti Rifit Itself: COUNT SETTLES RAILWAY STRIKE Practically 111 Demands Granted and Men Will Resume W.rk. POLITICAL PRISONERS ARE RELEASED Psroni Held on Administrative Order ire Restored to Liberty. ORDER IS RESTORED IN ODESSA Troops and Mllltla Composed Laraele of Students Practically Stop Carnival of Pillag ing. ST. PETF.nSm'RG, Nov. 4 Count Witt l getting his hands on the helm of the Russian ship of state and It, Is beginning to right Itself. Gradually the disorder that followed fhe promulgation of the constitu tion giving the people liberty Is being put down. The premier has met the Immense difficulties confronting him snd the pressure of tho demands of the different classes of society with the energy and sincerity thst are more and more giving him the support of the moderate liberals, who have been frlghtenejl by the carnival of disorder Into which the country has been plunged ami the Inordinate friends of the proletariat under the leadership of the "reds'" and socIh! democrats. Freedom of the press and general amnesty except for crime have followed each other, hut Count Witte has steadily refused lo yield to the demand for the organization of a, national guard, on tho ground that It would be equivalent to arming the so cialists to fight nnd destroy the whole gov ernment between midnight and morning. Railway Strike Settled. Count Witte today solved the railroad strike at a conference with the strike lead ers, at which lie did not hesitate to piaka a practical surrender to the employes' reasonable demands. The bases of settle ment are comprised ill the following com inunlenCon to the strike committee through out tho empire: 1. The remuneration of all the railway employes Is Increased and the budget of will be revised to provide therefore. 2. The creation of a commission on which the employes arc to have elected represent atives to consider questions of improvement in their condition. 3. Permission is given railway employes atid workmen to have a co-operative organ ization based on models of western Europe and the I'nlted States. 4. Tho abolition of military regulation applying to railroads. 5. Freedom of meeting for employes of railroads to discuss the questions of a strike without notice being given to tho police. 6. Inviolability of the person of strikers and the re-employmont of men dismissed for striking. 7. The cancelling of all circulars limiting employment of Poles on the Polish south western and western railroads and elvlniz permission to use the Polish language In private on i'onsn railroads. l'nder this settlement all the railroads are resuming work today. In the meantime General Trepoff is re storing order. In tho Interior martial law has been declared and In many cities, In order to quell disturbances, a sort of mllltla has been organized under the direction of students. Social democrats In a number of places arc helping to maintain order, but are not co-opernting with the authorities. Amnesty for Political Prisoners. The text of the manifesto granting am nesty to political prisoners, signed by the emperor yesterday, declares that by virtue of tiie Intention expressed in the manifest) of October 30, to accord the population In violable principles of civil liberty, free pardon Is granted to political criminals of various categories, which are enumerated, and also participants In strikes, and those resionsllle for breaking contracts. 'Ths pardon extends to those not In prison and to those not yet tried or on whom sen tence has not been pronounced. Persons convicted of crimes committed over ten years are to be released and will be sent to the Siberian colonies. Those who are now colonists will be allowed after four years to choose their place of residence, but are prohibited from living In the capi tals, St. Petersburg and Moscow, for three years. Convicts not falling under these categories have their sentences reduced by one-half, and prisoners condemned to Im prisonment for life have their sentences reduced to fifteen years' Imprisonment. The pardon extends to all prisoners who benefited by previous manifestoes. Per sons arrested by lmperlul or administrative order are released. Those condemned la death or liable thereto have the penalty communted to fifteen years' imprisonment at hard labor. The amnesty decree Includes political offenses committed up to October SO. The news from the provinces this morn ing indicates quieter conditions. Lights Are Turned On. Last night, for the first time In ten days, the Inhabitants of the capital could dis card candles and kerosene and return to electric light. The normal conditions of life urc gradually resumed. Street meetings ami demonstrations have ceased and the people are returning to their ordinary oc cupations. Many trains are arriving, al though the service Is yrt disorganized. The situation in tho provlces Is also more reas suring. Agitation and disorder are ' grad ually dying down. At the same time tho government is taking energetic steps, as In St. Petersburg, to restore order. General Trepoff's assurances to the , foreign em bassies that everything would be done to protect the life and property of foreigners were followed by the proclamation of mar tial law In several of the most unruly dis tricts. The most serious feature of the situation Is in Finland, where the socialists and rev olutionists are threatening to go to sucli in extreme as to frighten many of the constitutionalists whose alms do not In clude the separation of the grand duchy from Russia. Cannot Move Troops. The government, on account of the rail road strike, Is greatly hampered In return ing to Finland troops who were withdrawn for the protection of the capital during the recent crisis. Four warships conveying n, (mo troops are anchored in the harbor of HelslngforM, but It is Impossible to send re inforcements Into the Interior, where a formidable movement might originate with out the government being able to act ef fectively or eve i obtuin information re garding such a movement, owing to tho suspension of telegraphic communication. The Finnish revolutionist are known to L well armed. The governor general of Finland, Prince Obulentky, arrived hers jester day to vou- 4 Tor.