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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, MONDAY MOHNIKO, NOVEMREll 20, 1005.
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MANY PERISH IN FIRE
Thirtj-Iin. LWei Lott it a Chp Uifif
Hci it Qlaiyow.
ALMOST AS MANY MORE ARE INJURED
Moit of Tbot Who Eeoipei Ibioltul;
D.roid of lttbing.
VICTIMS SUrrOCATEO BY THE SMOKE
Light Woode fartitioM Eapidlj Tilled
Building with f .
FIRE ITSELF COMPARATIVELY SMALL AFFAIR
Orrr Three Handled Wcrklf
Were Sleeping In the Strueture
Wki the Alarm Wue
GLASGOW. Nov. 1.-The most terrible
.Ire thnt has occurred in Oreat Britain
for mnr.y year broke out today In a cheap
lodging house for men, In Watson street,
and resulted In the loss of thirty-nine Uvea
and the severe Injury of many others. The
flamea were first noticed at o'clock thla
morning on the fourth floor of the building.
which was occupied by JSO men. An alarm
was raised and the firemen responded
quickly, but flames and moke were then
Issuing from moat of the windows on the
An extraordinary scene waa created by a
procession pf almost naked men rushing
out of the entrance to the building;, and
against their frantlo efforta to escape the
firemen had actuully to fight for ndmlsslon.
Reaching the upper (loora the firemen found
that the narrow passages were becoming
congested with men who had dropped to the
floors, overcome by smoke. The lire, how
ever, was confined to the fourth lloor, and
ns soon as the Bremen were able to get
to work It was speedily extinguished.
Tha flames had been tod by the wooden
partitions, which threw off volumes of
smoke, resulting in the suffocation of the
Inmates. Many, on being brought to the
atreet, rallied in a few minutes, but others
had to be taken ' to the hospitals. The
dead were mostly workmen, in the prime of
life. They presented a horrible spectacle,
their blackened faces bearing evid-'nera of
terrible struggles to escape.
Cauant In a Trap.
Many men were sleeping In the attic
floor, above the burning fourth floor, and
these had narrow escapes. The flames
burst tlwough the floors and It was im
possible for the mon to escape. The win
dows ware securely fastened and the men
had to break them so that they could
climb to neighboring roofs.
By 10 o'clock a search of the building waa
made and a complete Hat of the victims
obtained, which showed, thirty-nlno killed
and thirty-two Injured. It uppeara to be
the custom of these lodgers to sleep in a
nude condition, and the march of the sur-
vvor to the police station waa a fantastic
one. Some had snatched the covers of the
beds and others their trousers, while many
The local authorities had to b called
upon to supply the men with clothing and
warm meala. Owing to their migratory
habits and the absence of pormanent
homes ' man of the dead will nuver be
Identified: The Identification of others ia
rendered difficult by the absence ot cloth
GOODRICH TELLS WEIRD STORY
Officers Investigating Tale of At
tempt .Made to Wreck a
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Nov. lt.-A
weird story waa told here tonight of an
attempted train wrecking. A man who
ay his name la Roy Goodrich saya he
found a man piling tlea on the Camden
& Atlantic Railroad tracks near Absecon,
a few miles from here. He attacked the
man. he' says, and was badly beaten. Ho
taya be was beaten unconscious and when
he recovered he waa lying between the
rails, tied with rope, with three railroad
tlea upon hlin. He not out his penknife,
he says, and liberated himself. He came
to his boarding house at Atlantic, City,
whera he wo found by the police, who
had .been Informed of an attempted wreck.
A man named Charles Adams had found
five railroad tlea on the railroad track
and Ills Information to the police had led ( naval and military offlcera and all public
to tha investigation. Goodrich saya he la . bodlea throughout Norway, and from for
an author find that he Is here for the bene-! elgn countries. Including messages from
(It of hla health. Whether or not there ! King Edward and other members of the
hsd .been an attempt to wreck a train
Ima not tw-en positively ascertained up to
it late hoar tonight.
URGES THE PRESIDENT TO ACT
I ear Could Kot Ignore Protest
. from F.lghty Million
HoPTON. Nov. 19. At a apeclal aervlce
held In the Warren Avenue Baptist church
here tonight. Rabbi Charlea Fleischer of
thla city urged President Roosevelt to
warn Russia against further persecution
f the Jews and declared that tha Jena in
Russia should be armed for self defense.
We have been told, said Kannt
Klelwher. "that neither aa president nor
ns man can Theodore Roosevelt say any
thing to Russia in the present crisis. I
do pot bellave It. If both as individual
ii nd the representative of xo.ono.onn people
consecrated to decency and brotherhood.
Mr. Roosevelt expreases in his characteris
tic vigor the protest of America, then the
caar cannot hut take notice. I know that
thla may be very unconventional diplomacy,
but America can both afford to be uncon
ventional and undiplomatic, aa can Presi
dent Rooaevelt or any other man who
lives Justice and right -more than custom,
which makes such cowards of us all "
CANADA HAS SOLVED PROBLEM
Federal Sapervtsloa and Control
f Railway Rates In
SANTA BARBARA. Cel.. Nov. 1-H. R.
Emerson, minister of railways of Canada,
said today regarding federal control of rail
-"We have In Canada federal Jurisdiction
over freight and paaaeoger ratea and have
what President Rooaevelt la eeeklng to
establish in tha Uulted Statea, federal con
trol piore comprehensive than that now
exercised by tbe Interstate Commerce com
mission. Thla Jurisdiction might well be
extended without Infringing on the private
ilghta of your clttaena. We have the same
queatlona between the federal government
and the province as you do between tha
national government and the states. "
CUBANS DENY THE CHARGES
Americana Own Only mll Tor
tlon of Land In lata
f Pine a.
HAVANA. Nov. 19 The municipal com
mittee 5 the Isle of Pines has Issued a
lengtl atement denying the charges
made ."" H. Kecnan and others of Fitts-
z the Island is bordering on an-r-
Is without proper courts, schools,
j for the protection of life and
etc. The statement claims that
5 'e all been provided and that,
various public Improvements are
, the government has done more
small revenues of the Island
a It alleges that the records
actual ownership by Americans
In the Island to be far smaller
i been asserted, since most of such
lands are held on payments of small in
stallments and that they they still show
the amount of taxes paid by Americans
to be very small as compared with the cost
of the public Improvements demanded.
The officials of the principal Isle of
Pines land companies whose offices are In
Havana say that while they believe the
island should be considered United States
territory they have no complaint to maka
of the Cuban government.
JAPANESE PRESS JUBILANT
neceas In Bringing; (ores to Agree
to Conditions Cause of
Cong-rat alat Ion a.
TOKIO, Nov. 19. The Japanese press Is
Jubilant over the successful conclusion of
the new convention with Corea whereby
Japan's suzerainty Is firmly established
over the hermit kingdom.
The speedy success of the negotiations
is attributed to the confidence that Mar
quis Ito has Inspired In the emperor of
Corea and his ministers. Henceforth all
the foreign relations of Corea will tie man
aged at Toklo.
HKOl'U Corea, Nov. 19 The. new con
vention agreed upon by Japan and Corea
In addition to establishing the status of
Japanese residents and the transfer of the
managiunent of foreign relations to Japan,
provided that there shall be no intertfer
ence with existing treaties and also for
tho re-transfer of the administration of ex
ternal relations when the Corean govern
ment is capable of ho doing. It Is believed
that the working out of the details of the
new program will require some months
and It Is probuble that the Japanese as
well as foreign legations will remain until
the new regime Is installed.
RUSSIAN PRISONERS MUTINEER
Japanese Authorities Couae to
of tbe Russian Com
NAGASAKI. Nov. 19.-Flve hundred Rus
slans who wore taken prisoners by tha
Japanese during the late war and who
are bound for Vladivostok on board the
Russian volunteer fleet steamers, Vladimir
and BoroneJI, have shown signs of mutiny.
Tha Rusian officers applied to the Japa
nese government for troops, and police
oftlctra and. 100 constables boarded the
BoroneJI. Four Japanese torpedo destroy
era surrounded the two vessels.
Vice Admiral Rojestvenskl Is on board
TOKIO, Nov. 19 An eye witness of the
recent riot at Vladivostok who has arrived
at Nagasaki reports that nearly half the
city was burned and that 8D0 of tbe gar
rlson were killed, that the Jail was thrown
open and that General Kappek is missing.
The damage is estimated at $2,000,000. Sol
dlers from Harbin are reported to have
Joined tha rioter.
READV TO NOTIFY CHARLES
Xomearlan Delearatlon- F.nthualaat-
Irally Received at Danish
COPENHAGEN, Nov. 19 -The delegation
appointed by the Norwegian Storthing to
communicate to Prlnco Charlca the formal
announcement of his election aa king of
Norway, arrived here this afternoon and
waa received by Premier Chrlatensen, the
presidents of the upper and lower houses
of thc 'Rlgsdag and the Norwegian min
ister. The members of the delegation,
which Is lfeaded by President Berner of
the Storthing, were enthusiastically cheered
by a great crowd.
Prince Charles is the recipient of thous
ands of telegrams of congratulation from
British royal family and from friends In
the United Statea.
IRISH GREETING FOR R0SSA
Several Thouaaad Welcome Him to
Cork nnd Present Htm
CORK, Ireland, Nov. It. Several thou
sand persona participated In a demonstra
tion of welcome to O'Ponovan Rosaa to.
day, hie arrival coinciding with the annual
demonstration in memory of the "Man
chester martyres," Allan. Iarkin and
O'Brien. The prooeedlnga were orderly.
The new houw at Blackrock, which bas
been purchased and furnished by admirers
ot Mr- Rosea, was formally presented to
him. In the course of a speech of thanks.
Mr. Rosea told his admirers that If they
desired to free Ireland they must employ
the same weapons that Great Britain used
agalnat Ita enemies. Mr. Rnasa Is to as
sume the duties of secretary of the Cork
county council, to which he waa elected
CROWDS CHEER THE EMPEROR
Japaneae Rnler Returns from Temple
Where He Returned Thaaka
TOKIO Nor. 19-Emr.eror M.,t...hit.
turned here today from the Shinto tem
ples of Is, where he went laat Tuesday,
accompanied by the premier and other
court dignitaries to offer thanka to hia
ancestors for the successful termination nf
the war and the restoration of peace.
Eager rrowda aurrounded the railway
atatlon and lined the at reus through which
the emperor passed In an open carriage.
His majeety waa greeted with enthusiastic
cheering. It la not customary for the popu
lace to ahout tn the presence of the em
peror. Mormona Golus to Mexico.
MEXICO, Nov. 11 Almost daily Urge
numbers of Mormona from Salt Lake
City. Utah, are coming to thla country
and forndng colonlea In many statea
throughout the republic. Some of thes
roloniet are contemplating locating iu (he
state ot TUaullpaa,
RADICAL PLANS CHECKED
Bustitn Wcrkmtn Bund b Declaration ta
DecUr. Strike Off.
SOCIALISTS SEEK TO MODIFY ORDER
Bandar Paaeea In ftaaelaa Capital
Without the Disturbances Which
Were Anticipated aa Result
Bf LLET1 .
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 20.-8:10 a. m
The conaervatlve leaders In the council
of workmen are again vlctorioua. At 2:SS
o'clock this morning they carried a reso
lution against any attempt to introduce a
movement for an eight-hour day.
ST. PETERSBURG. Nov. JO.-After the
severe reverse which they suffered early
yesterday morning, when, at the end of a
seven-hor debate, the council of workmen
decided to abandon the industrial strike,
the leaders of the extremist socialist fac
tions of the St. Petersburg workmen are
again engaged in a hard and apparently
losing fight In defense of a resolution for
an eight-hour day which waa the alogan
of last week's strike, but which was aban
doned at the last moment in favor of an
appeal for the lives of the muntineera at
Cronstandt and the liberty of Poland.
When the convention convened last night
a ' socialist representative Introduced an
amendment to the resolution calling off
the strike, providing that the men In re
turning to work hereafter labor only eight
hours, laying down their tools at 4 o'clock
In the afternoon Instead of 6 o'clock, while
Insisting on the same rate of pay.
Encouraged by their earlier victory the
conservative leaders at once opened a
vigorous opposition to the resolution, point
ing out the determination of the employers
to regard any attempt to obtain shorter
hours by revolutionary means as the signal
for the lockout of the great mass of work-
men of St. Petersburg and that they were
ln no position to enter on a prolonged j
combat of endurance at the very outset
of a long, cold winter. A number of ora-
tors even questioned the wisdom of an
eight-hour day Itself, declaring that Russia
at present was not ripe for it. while others
who are in sympathy with' the move for
a shorter day declured It would not bo
wise to fritter away their strength at
this time when a great and decisive com
bat In January was Imminent.
Fears Are I nfouiided.
Apprcnensions inui uie oeiea! oi e j BelvM. Wc are proud Ui represent them,
"reds" in the council might Inspire them mnd QW onlv rt.gr(,t , tllMt on the onlv
to ti.ke violent measures yesterday against i chunct, we imVV llud t0 roturn of
the troopa or the mcrchanta who refused th)g splendld lotmUily by giving a re
to close their places of business Saturday L.epUon ou the Dmke u was BO cid (
when ordered by the leaders, were happily the mppKl. lxom that all,our guests-ere
without foundation, though rumors of col- gneelnir. :,
lisions between workmen and troopa In j ..j u)Hlllir i ' lt) express my
the Vasiliostrov and rutlloft districts were j Bppw,.laUoil for that' baa been dona
In circulation. , j oul ,0nor. I have received an enor-
At police headquarters, however. It was mou. amount of cot resnondence from all
said that there hud been no disorder and ,
at strike headquarters the Associated Press
waa Informed that there had been no col
llslon. though perhaps a rew shots might I
have, been rived in the air by over-exuber- j
ant Jetnonstrutors. Nevort heleas. the par .
trola In tho atrceta were doubled- yester
day. These vera generally commanded by
noncommissioned officers, showing that In
spite of the rumors of disaffection among
the troops, the government was not afraid
to trust the aoldlera of the guard at large
without commissioned officers.
The high sounding proclamation with
which the council of workmen announced
the end of the strike, declaring that the
"demonstration" had served Ita purpose
by saving tha Uvea of the mutineers at
Cronstadt, while, of course, it Is prin
cipally a blind to cover defeat, as the
trials of the mutineers are still In progress,
is at the same time shrewd tactics for
use in the propaganda which the cpuncll
Is actively pushing In the army and navy.
Such a claim, however, cannot dlsguiso
the fact that the. strike was Inaugurated
to compel the government not only to par
don unconditionally the mutineers, but to
abolish martial law In Poland and to com
pel the calling of a constituent assembly.
none of which objects has been achieved.
The refusal of the affiliated organizations
In the Interior to respond to the call and
the revolt of many of the better class of
workmen here ugalnst the dictation of po
litlcal agitators and walking delegates by
no means represents the full measure of
the real defeat of the strike movement.
The strike, by alienating public sympathy j
and opening me eyes or imeuigeni UDerais
and moderates to the fact that the first
amy m in- ..u, io "J u-
eminent in Its errorts to tranquillize, tne
country and to mako head against the tide
of socialism snd revolution which was
threatening Russia lth anarchy, aided
greatly In the formation of the new "law
snd orw-r" rsrtv which has now sprung
Into formidable being.
Interest Centera In Mnarow.
Intereat haa now shifted to Moscow,
where the aematvo congress opened yes
terday. The membera of the party from
all parts of the country have gone there
to make a fight In the congress for the
union of all conservative and liberal ele
ments o hold up the hands of Count
Witte, to condemn the politics! strike and
to seek further pnll"r"' aalvatlon through
the doors opened by the manifesto, though
It Is nlether expected nor desired that tha
constitutional democrata will abjure their
program, while Joining In the movement
to aid In the restoration of tranquillity. It
is expected that a sharp combat will de
velop with the large faction ot the semst
volsts who are arrayed with the socialists
to continue the fight agalnfct the govern
ment to the bitter end. The result of the
congress Is swatted with the deepest In
torest. The failure vt the strike haa ahown the
country aa a whole how little sympathy
there la with Poland in Ita demand for
complete autonomy. At Moscow the rail
road men refused to strike on the ground
that they did not sympathize with the
Poles in their struggle. It seems that in
that part of Russia the people remember
! ""' to w'n ,he ""dleaa ware with th
Polea, and cannot forget that the whlta
eagle of Poland once waved from the
pinnacles of the Kremlin.' bo aacred to
Moacow. The possibility of the revival
of the ancient kingdom of Poland I
therefore viewed with displeasure, while
the pan-slavlata and even the liberate
are afraid of the epectre of a possible dis
memberment of the empire.
The official Messenger this morning, in
addition to denying that the meaaurea
taken by the government in Poland were
influenced by neighboring powers, atatea
that martial law in Poland will be repealed
aa aoon aa tranquillity la restored.
Zematvoa In Seealoa.
MOSCOW. Nov. 19. The Zemstvo .Con
gresa. presided over by M. Ovan Petrunke
eitch, prealdent of the Moacow Agricul
tural society, began Ita sessions today.
Continued on Second Pag )
all from Neir
NEW TORK. Nov. W-Prlnc Louis of
Battenberg'a visit to New York will come
to an end tomorrow mbrnlng. It wns or
iginally Intended that the British TUdron
should start today on Its voyage to Gi
braltar, but the time waa extended owing
to delay in coaling the ships. It was an
nounced today on board the flagship Drake
that the squadron lying in the North river
would get under way at 10:30 tomorrow
morning and would drop down stream to a
point opposite the Cuhard plrr, when the
Drake, having taking thfl admiral aboard
at the last moment, would Join its con-
aorts and lead the squadron down the bay
and out to sea.
Officer, of the aouanron todav denied
that wholesale desertion had .occurred '
from all the ahlpa and said that tomorrow
they expected that every ablp would carry
away Its full complement with the excep-
tlon of such few straggler as are always
miain. .rr a vUit to a fnreiro nort. 1
Prince Louis dined at the University !
club and then drove $o Jhe New York
theater, where he waa greeted with rous- ,
Ing cheers and after he had entered his
box he was obliged to aland and bow his
response to the noisy welcome, tinoriiy.
after returning to hla apartments at the
& . . -
MOiei iseinenanu me prime maue wnai
ne said would be nis iasi puniic ataiemeni
before sailing for hom He said:
"We shall leave here with the greatest ,
ir-tril ll sji r-g in, Dim i iici ej lt MUl wii ,
of us who would not fika to have made
our stav lonaer. I have mot with every i
demonstration of kindness and your re
ceptlon has been most cordlnl. particularly
where krge numbers have congregated to
"I am very grateful for this, for it shows
that the kindly feeling of welcome ex
tended to us comes from every class of
people. From President Roosevelt down,
every claws and population has indeed of-
fered us a cordial welcome In one wa
or another. I want to mention partlcu-
larly the reception given me by the rsew
ilork Yacht club, ine taniouo .meiicas
cup was on the table ana I was permiitea
to lift It for two minutes. It's a little too
"Let me say that I consider the demon
strations given us as entirely directed
toward our country, and. I know they are
appreciated. For myself, I do not count,
I uiu simply the representative of my
country. 1 am sure . the people of my
country will look upon uiy kindly recep
tion as an honor to he, king and them-
rim nf neoi.le since I name to America.
and I have endeavored to attend to It
day by day so that it would not accu
mulatc, but I could not , keep up, -with it,
an(. now i nuv a, pile ot unanswered let-
ter - largor tfiait ' when f,ltaxted. But 1
want to assure you that tle moment we
get to sea I shull start in to reply to every"
letter not yet answered, and these letters
will be mailed from Gibraltar. I wish
this Htatemnnt to be published, so that the
mauy who have not heard from me will
know that I have not forgotten them, or
tried to ullght them."
Prince Ixmia will board the Drake at
:30 tomorrow morning. He will pay only
one more official visit and that will be to
Admiral Evans on the Maine.
FUNERAL OVER STEEL INGOT
Ceremony Without a Parallel at the
Mldrale Steel Com
pany. PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 1S.-A funeral
without a parallel in this city took place
today at the Midvale steel works where a
forty-ton ingot of steel, permeated with
tn nPBUi bIo0)1 an(j Bonea of two workmen,
( wag burled with the aoiemn rites of the
j Roman Catholic church.
The workmen who were so strangely laid
away were John Korkin and Joseph Gazda,
two foreign speaking laborera who met a
horrible death a week ago. They were in!11 understood General Chaffee Is agreed
a pit near a cupola containing many tona j
nf mo,n ..i. A nir .. -.., ,,
of tl)P nery fluld poured from j
- tne rp0a and overwhelmed them. Thai
Mmi.ti,. inHn.r.tort ,nA .
, tnM. f (lr tnP,r 0,otnnR W8
left. The Midvale Steel company was Ir Present plans do not miscarry. Import
averse to selling the steel or using It for nt nltll,ar' changes will occur within the
the purpose It was InUnded and It was nP,t Uw months. Major General Leonard
decided to bury It with the rites of thet i Voort will assume-command of the army
church to whlrh the unfortunate men had ,n ,n, PhUIPPln': General Batea will be
belonged. Accordingly the forty-ton ingot. I cnm" rhf of it(t tn General Corbln
oval In shape, twenty-eight feet long. Mix ! assistant chief of stsff early In January,
feet wide and five feet thick, was moved ! "T,1 ,iPn,'rl Corbln will become chief of
last week by a traveling crane to the rear
of the machine shop where a grave ten
feet deep had been made. The great mass
of metal waa laid in the hole and a plat
form built over It so that the burial ser
vices could be better performed.
In the center of the platform was an
opening six feet In diameter.
A great crowd sought admission to the
works today, but only the two sisters of
Gazda. who depended on him for support,
and about 100 workmen who were on
Sunday duty were permitted to attend the
services, along with the officials of the
company. Forkln had no relatives In thin
i-mintrr Anion the official m Pr.l.
dent Charles Harrah. All heads were
bared and flags were lowered to half mast
while two priests conducted the services.
After th sisters of Gazda hHd been led
away the great Ingot was covered wltn
earth and the funeral party dispersed. The
grave of the men will be appropriately
marked by the company.
MONEY TO AIDJRUSSIAN JEWS
Vnnbrr of Maas Meetiaaja Hrld In
Wnlrh Auhsrrlptlooa Are
PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 1 -About a
dozen masa meetings of Jewish residents
were held in various carta of the city today
in the interest of the fund being raised
for the relief of Jewish sufferera in Ruasla.
A total of about U.M waa collected. More
than IbO.OOO was contributed to the relief
fund by cltlsens of all creeds In thla city
laat 'week. Several meetings of a revo
lutionary character were held today. At
one gathering Vbu was collected for th
fund being raised by the Self-Defenae
committee of the Jewish bund which ia aald
to be quite strong In Russia. The money
thla committee la raising ia aald to be
raised exclusively for the piolecUun ot
Jwa In lb Russian empti.
RACES TAKE WADS OF CASH
Cepirtmanl Clerki Brop Large Fart of
Year' Earnings at Eenningt,
ONLY GAMBLING THAT IS ALLOWED
For Two Weeks Twice a Year THe
trlet of Colombia la Given Over to
Bookmakera and Touts Who
Reap Rich Harvest.
fFrom a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Nov. 19. (Special. )-
'"Turfmen and race goers thronged the
; c,tJ- hotcl lobblM lBSt nKnt- Everr nour
' brought tralnlonda of owners, plungers
I bfHlkrnltera and Innocents. The Cavanaugh
' Pclal brought TOO men."
u"e appears, in me
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lvln th nopsla of the newa of the ;
"p .m..r i' i uu-.-
ness. The paragraph referred to above '
i -.i . ., , i
' about all the actual newa concerning
the races which are now on at Bannlngs
which the public will have an opportunity
to read. Of course, the doings of the
horses, the odds and the big winnings of
nnmit tAH .! ...Ill V. A ..I.. AAAvnst I
-" . .... ,, ,, .,
from day to day. But neither the Bulletin
... o...,,B.v,,. :
,hp "e landlrd8' .
bakers and grocera on the other.
n - - - - -
will plead for an extension of time for
lne settlement of their bills.
About once a year a circus conies to
Washington and four performances are
given. The circus people are never per
mitted to stay longer than two days, for
fear that they will take too much money
out of the District of Columbia. But the
race horse people coma here twice a year,
and each time they are permitted to re
muln something more than two weeks.
And when these "00 bookmakers, touts and
other race hirse followers leave on the
Cavanaugh spclal they carry with them,
aa a general rule, a very large portion of
the annual earnings of the clerks and
employes of the government departments.
There Is no city in the United States
In which the authorities enforce the anti
gambling laws more rigidly than they do
in the District of Colutublu. If a man is
caught down town accepting a bet on the
races at Benntngs or the elections in New
York he Is liable to arrest as the maker
of a handbook. ' Ostensibly U is ugaimit
the law to bet on the ruces in the District
of Columbia, and yet during the next two
weeks every street car running from the
Treasury department to Bennlngs after 2
and before 4 each , afternoon will be
crowded to the gates with department
clerks who have "saved up their leave"
in order to have time to attend the fall
meeting or the National Jockey club. Lit
erally hundreds of thousands . of dollars,
which ought to go to the creditors of
these clerks, find their way Into the pockets
of the bookmakers. And for some unex
plained reason the authorities wink at this
open violation of the law. Perhaps the
j reason Is to be found In the fact that tho
owners or the race track see to it that
every ni'-oiNir of congr and every ottl
clul of prominence In tho local and fed
eral government Is supplied with a badge
which entitles him to free admission and
all privileges every day of these, meetings.
Army Changes Coming.
General A. R. Chaffee, chief of staff
United States army, and the only lieuten
ant general on tho active list, will retire
for age on April IB next, provided he does
not voluntarily retire before that date.
Major General Bates, assistant chief of
staff, and Major General Corbln, command
ing the Philippines, are to be successively
appointed chief of staff with the rank of
lieutenant general after the retirement of
uenerai tha tree, and they are to divide
between them the period Intervening be.
tween the date of General Chaffee's .
tirement and the date of General Corbln s
statutory retirement, on September 15, lxl.
ir uenerai Chaffee retains his office until! inveniigaiion committee, nis wlliing
Aprll 1 next the two other officers named ' to KO to Now Yo,k and Elve the c0ln"
will havo about two and a half months i nilt,w the fu" dotall f hi" acta aa corn
each to serve aa chief of staff. missoner. Mr. Clunlo says:
Thc gossip la that an arrangement has 1 haV'" h,ar of uy demand or
neen made by which Generals Batea and
Corbln will each have a longer term of
service at the head of the army. That
contemplates the retirement nt i
j Chaffee at an earlier date than April 1.
able o the arrangement, and, to carry it
into effect, will apply for retirement under
the long eervlce clause, early In Januarv
In that event Generals Bates and Corbln
( v IIVB ,,!
our months tvrv.r
I will each have al
as chVf of staff.
staff In May next. It Is expected that th
change at Manila will occur In tha next
few weka, and that General Corbln will
pom to Washington for service aa assist
ant chief of staff and chief of staff, auc
cesslvely. More remote changes Involve the appoint
ment of Major General Arthur MacArthur
aa chief of staff to succeed General Corbln
In September next, and the appointment of
General U'onar.l Wood aa chief of staff on
the retirement of General MacArthur in
June, 1&09. It is possible, however that
' Genral MacArthur s retirement may be
I Jvnr.J many months for the benefit of
H ten eat People on F.arth.
Congress will once more attempt to set
tle the question of the distribution of the
Osage Indian fund, and the allotment of
the Osage Indian landa at the co
n lande at the coming aea-
ns or tne usage band are
alon. It haa been
that these India
the wealthiest people on earth. According
to the latest census they number l,Sft5, in
c)udlng mixed bloods. The Treasury De-
partmeni xoias.in irust inr ineni the enor -
mous aum of $s.irz.nfo. upon which they
receive an annual Interest of 6 per cent
In addition to this these pampered red
men have a very large Income from the
leasing or tne on ana gas lands. The
average Osage family consists of five per
sona, and the average Income from the
truat funda and leases is 81.586 per family.
In addition to this, the reservation owned
by theae Indiana comprisea l,470,ono acres
of tbe moat desirable land In the territory
of Oklahoma. It la proposed to divide this
reservation and assign to each member of
the tribe JM acres, or In other words, Sro
acres to the family, and to aell the re.
malnder. consisting of l.liK.ooo acres, for
their benefit. If thla plan Is carried out
the Treaaury Department will hold to the
credit of the Oaage Indiana approximately
taO.uOOuO. giving each Indian a truat fund
of t'JO.OOO. and, at the rat of intereat now
4 Continued on Second Pag
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair and Warmer Monday.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterdayi
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WHISKY FEEDS THE FLAMES
Klght Hundred Thousand tiallona
Burn In a Bonded Ware,
CON.VE1J.8VII.LE. Ta.. Nov. lfl.-At the
A. Overholt distillery at Broadford today
gio.000 gallons of whiskv furnished a spec
taeular Are. entailing a loss of fc'.OTO.Ono.
T)e ma,n bonded WRrfhoul, was burnP(, to
the ground, A ,pa,v northeast wind.
wMrh b)w ,h flamM ,owarJ y0UghIo.
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gheny river, saved the town of Bradford,
the buildings of the H. C. Frick Coke com
pany and the Baltimore- & Ohio railroad
station from destruction. Smoke was first
seen Issuing from the third story of th"
building, which was alonslde the Baltimore
olll 'racks. Joseph McDonald and
Gpor(te PatoUin, elnpioy ot thc company.
climbed un the flre oscnnB nn ononert one
0f the small iron doors Thev were caught
In a cloud of smoke. w.Uch suffocat. t W
them, and they dropped unconscious on the !
flre-escape. They were rescued by other
workmen and a general alarm waa sounded.
The blue-tinged Annies from the burning 1
alcohol were soon shooting more than 100
feet Into the air. An barrels of old rya
whisky on each of the floors burst the
blazing liquid was splashed In all direc
tions. The main track of the railroad was
kept clear of debris and passenger trains
shot past at such speed as to avoid dam
age from the Intense heat.
Calls for help were rent to Connellavllle,
Uniontown and McKcesport. Bradford is
but two miles from here and the Connells
vllle fire department, on a special train,
reached the scene quickly. Thc men, by
hard work, managed to save the buildings
nearby, and the calls to the other two
towns were withdrawn. The ruined build
ing and Its contents were Ktlll burning
Ilrercely at midnight, but the structures
surrounding It have been so thoroughly
soaked with water that no further losses
It is aupiKised that the Are started from
either spontaneous combustion or from a
spark thrown by a passing locomotive down
one of thc air shafts.
The A. Overholt company Is one of the
largest manufacturers of whisky In the
world. The plant is practically owned by
II. C. Frick and 1 io Mellons of Pittsburg.
The plant was established by A. Overholt
tn 1S10. It waa burned In ISM. and waa re
built on a much larger scale. The burned
building was one of four warehouses con
taining 18.0U) barrels of whisky eight years
old. Each barrel contained forty-five gal
lons. Much of the whisky had already been
sold and was being kept in storage for tho
owners. Thc distillery has an output of
1.G00 to S.OO0 gallons a month, and about
8,000,000 gallons Is regularly kept In stor
age. The fire presented a brilliant picture,
the (lushes of flame lighting the country for
CLUNIE DENIES THE STORY
Willing: to (in to fw York
Testify In the Insurance
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19. Former
State Insurance Commissioner Andrew K.
Cluuie has taken exceptions to the testi
mony given last Friday by 8. S. McCurdy
of the Equitable Life before the New York
Investigating committee Insofar as It re-
Iated ,0 Mr' "'o Bttltud,) towar '
! ""ranee companies while he was insur-
1 ance comnil"8loner- He has telegraphed to
j 8' A' HlJ1,(', tnc attorney for the legiKla-
'-"mpensanon for Tliy
br0,n,'r from th Suitable or any other
c"n'r",ny anJ 1 df not bpllpve there is the
""gult essence of troth In any of these
L"A" ' "fIUI ,f, 'fet; 1 , "ed the
l,Pen"e of Ul Eniltahla in this state, but
a,,or"' -"on-ed an Injunction suit
",,,", me '" ,ne W courts and the
,njum?,lon " a mB,"r "? record In the clr-
PRISONERS T0W0RK ON ROADS
Motional r.rauae Suaaeata Mnrh
Employment for All
ATLANTIC CITY. N. Y., Nov. V -The
National Orange. Patrons of Husbandry,
this afternoon held memorial services
which were attended by :ooo grangers and
their wives. Chief Granger Aaron Jonea
Among the resolution to come up for
debate tomorrow is oua by F. A. Det rick j eluding the crew, numbered V. .
of Ohio, which suggests the employment j The delay In the arrival of the Hilda at
of convict labor on highways. This resolu- I first Inspired little anxiety aa there was
tlon is liable to cause considerable ills- ! dreadful weather In the channel And aa
cusslnn as It is held that It will come in ' every one had full confidence in Ita Cap
conflict with labor unions. Tlie resolution ! tain, who was likely to exercise caution In
as In part: '.approaching the dangerous coast of Bri-
The farm help question ran he relieved 1 tany. which he had known for thirty years,
to an Important degree hv the mpli.yment The disaster was first suspetd hrougli
are'Xing "hWVS& th. washing ashore of a body and th. port
cost la ahout .W4 centa ).er man. This would authorities Immediately sent out a tug Tt
allay serious friction between authorities was then learned that the Hilda waa
KXZyltftffrfc wrecked on the treacherous reef Cose to
If such punishment followed In their wake, I the island of Crzambre. called Lea Fortes
and if the guilty knew they would hav.l 1 I url nr.narentlv struck, broken lt back
. P"'''1 f m s. shovel gravel and dig
.-Kedflns Kw',;T, Sr.MnM
ment indicating a prison.
. Porte Delays Heply
CONSTANTINOPLE, Nov. 19-The ports
! has not yet replied to the ultimatum of
the powers regarding Macedonian reforms
and the embassies here are sending drago-
mana to Piraeus in preparation for the
I eventuality of a naval demonstration. It
la regarded here as significant that thw
Russian BlacK Sea squadron ia reported to
have left Sebaatopol for an unknown des
Movements of Orraa Vessels or. 18.
At New York Arrived: St. Paul, from
Southampton and Cherbourg:' CaronU
f-'oni Liverpool and (jneenstown; li
Touralne from Havre. Sailed: Koenlgln
Louise for Gibraltar, Naples and Genoa.
At Liverpool Arrived: Virginian, from
Montreal; Etruria, from New York, via
At Rotterdam Arrlvf d : Ryndain, from
New York, via Boulogne.
At Southampton Arrived St. Louis,
from New York, via Plymouth and Cher
bourg At yueenstown Balled : Lucaula, from
Llv.-riol for New York
At I t. '.r Uh f I rii A,..riL fr... llu.l
burg for New ink. via CuuUiurg.
OVER HUNDRED DEAD
Channel Bteamer Wrecked on Eocki Off
Coait of Franoe.
DETAILS OF THE DISASTER ARE MEAGER
Eoat Eat Grew of Tweatj-Bit and 0i
Hundred Paten;ere Aboard,
ONLY FIVE KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN SAVED
Thirteen Dead Bodies Washed Ashore on
the Frenoh Coast.
ONLY FUNNELS OF SHIP ARE VISIBLE
easel llelayeil by Fog and Finally
Loses Ita Bearlnar la a Snow,
storm and Struck on Rocks
at Harbor Month.
LONDON. Nov. 19.-Tha Southwestern
railway's cross channel steamer Hilda waa
wrecked this morning off St. Malo. on the
north coast of France, and it Isballeve.l
that one hundred or mora of its nn.r
j t . .
BBd " W'M A- Th(H,ld
8ml,han'i,,0n J5 night for 81. Malo
with considerably more than one hundred
souls on board. Ita passage waa greatly
delayed by a fog in the channel, and when
Heating St. Malo It ran Into a sever snow
storm, apparently missed Ita course and
foundered on the rocks off Jardln light
house, three miles from 8t. Malo.
The company's atoamer Ada, outward
from St. Malo, rescued Ave of the passen
gers and one of the crew. These are now
on the way to Southampton. There la an
unconfirmed report that seventy had been
there were Ji.
all Frenchmen, .
dealers from St. 1
A telegram from
red twenty-six, and
ijorlty being onion
, Servan, adjoining
the town or St. Malo, givea the few par
ticulars yet available. The Hilda' waa
near St. Malo Saturday morning. If
struck the rocks at 4 o'clock Sunday
morning in the roadstead off tha island
of Cezambre, having missed the tide,
owing to bad weather and fog.
The majority of the crew and passen
gers were asleep at the time, Two boats
were lowered, one of which, containing
five men, arrived at St. 8ervan. " The sec
ond boat waa picked up empty at St. Caat,
where thirteen bodlea werewashed. ashore. .
The -bjO of the. Hllda'a funnel - aad ' ita
maet are visible at tow tide', according to '
the telegram from BU Servan.
The Hilda was built at Glasgow . in ISM
and registered 848 tons. It waa a screw
steamer of iron construction and was tM
feet In length.
Thc Southwestern Railway company l
as yet unable to give a list of the Hilda's
passengers, but they say that a score
booked passage at stations between London
! und Southampton, and that to the ' besi
of their knowledge ninety-nine were
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' 7, IT
i pttny l" "" wl,hout reliable details as
I o how the disaster happened. Ita agent
', at St Malo only briefly reported. Tha Ada
has put back and reporta the Hilda ia a
total wreck at Lea Portea reef, outalde
Jardln lighthouse. The Ada's boat Saved
five onion men and a seaman named Grln
ter out nf the rigging. They appear to
be the only aurvlvors.
Only Mx Saved.
ST. MALO. France, Nov. W.-The exact
number of Uvea loat on the Hilda ia.un-
known hrre u ,B
; "r ammt WPI"y
j including several I
underatood that there
ty first-class passengers,
English people. Among
the latter were Hon. Mrs. Butler, Ulster of
TiOrd I.anesborougli, and Colon.! Fillet.
Though It Is not certain that these rere
actually on board, they war expected tc
travel by th Hilda and It is known that
all the first class passengers were drowned.
These passengers were English offlcera and
ether, who were coming to rejoin their
families or to spend the season at fit. Malo
and Dinard (opposite St. Malo). It appears
to be certain that only six were-. saved,
these being five onion sellers and in Eng
lish seaman named Gritner, belonging to
I Guernsey, and that the total on board, in
d mimPdiatelv sunk, leaving no time to
i " rh the boats. The Jardln ght la
I ro to the spit, ft cannot yet be ex
plained at what time or how the disaater
occurred The, entrance to St. Malo ia din
rerous. the currents and rocka needing th
excrclne of considerable caution at all
. times, but more especially In bad weather,
i Many bodiea have been washed ashore at
different points, aome wearing life belts.
1 Some of the survivors, according to a re
' port In circulation here, were rescued by
the Ada from the rigging.
SPANISH KING PICKS BRIDE
Mere of tbe Klu of Knnluud geld
lo He Selected for Queen
of ftprlu. v
MADRID, Nov. yi.Thr Correspondence
usserta that King Alfonso will be married
to Prime K.n.i of llattenberg in May,
Princesa Ena of tunenberg la the only
daughter of Princes llnry of Batten-
berg, who is the youngest aisle King
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