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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
SIN(iLE COW TIIK'KE CENTS.
RATES WILL STAND
V,- Judga Batbea Dacidea That Live Stock
1 Tnieht Tariff ia Tair.
FINDS NO CREDENCE OF COLLUSION
Saji That Bataa Complained of Are Not
:0MMISSI0N IS WITHOU. POWER
'.nteratate Body ( annot Compel Railroadi
to Obey Its Orders.
'URPOSE OF THE SUITS FILED
:implliil That Rate on
M lnek From Mlaaoart Hlver
re lliihrr Than Parkins
rmcAOn. Nov. 30.' Judge Firth' In th
L'nlted (States circuit ronrt today decided
.hat the order Issued by the Interstate
."ommerce commission directing thnt th
ailroad rate on live Hork between the
Missouri river and Chicago be lowered in
"nnfnrmlty with the rates on dressed bwf,
The Chicago Great Western and nfn
lecn other railroad corporation were tho
Jefendant In two suits brought by the
Interstate Commerce commission. The first
related to the, decision of the commission
In which the lowering of rates on live
Itock to a point where they would conform
with the rates on dressed beef won ordered,
flic, second was art application on the part
if the commission for an Injunction against
:h railroads prohibiting them from rcfus
fig to lower tho rates.
Several weeks were consumed by, the
btroductlon of expert testimony and the
lourt considered the evldenco for two
In summing up the case Judge Rcthea
I eel a red that there was no evidence of
collusion on the part of railroads and the
rates on live stock were not discrimination.
He held, further, that the Interstate com
nerce decree was not binding on the rail
roads and that the commission had not
'.he power to compel the railroads to obey
SOLD PRODUCTION LARGER
Colorado), California, Xevada, Alaska
at Arliona Have All In
creased Their Output.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30. A report Issued
y the geological survey says that the pro
motion of gold in the United States during j
Ml amounted to 3,910,729 fine ounces, valued
it 10.836,648. This represents an Increase
ef 17,243,964 over the production of 1900,
Vhe largest previous output, tn 1902,
amounted to 180,000,006.
The production of silver in 1904 amounted
to 65.996,864 fine ounces, valued at $32j0$5,37li.
J'hU represents an increase of J.G39.8M
ounces' ovtfi tlia protTucUon or lyOa and an
Increase In value of 12,713,378. The record
output of silver in 1892, amounting to 63,600.
IXIO fine ounces, the report says, has not
been reached in late years, nor has the
commercial - value attained the figures of
that year, which amounted to $32,101,000.
The principal no u roes of the increase in
the gold production compared with that
of 1900, the renort says, are easily traceable.
Colorado added nearly $.',000,000 to Its pro
duction of 1903, most of this amount coming
from the mines of Cripple Creek. Nevada's
output Increased about the same amount,
chley by reason of the phenomenal yields
of the Goldfield mines. The greatest pro
gress In reported in California, whose pro
duction exceeds that of 19u3 by $2,3UO,ooo,
the Increase being caused partly by a
strong development of the quartz mining
Industry and to a less degree by the activ
ity of th dredgers. Alaska and Arizona
hhuw Increased yields, amounting respec
tively to $476,893 and $748,708. A number of
states show small Increases, while Utah,
Montana and Washington have less gold
to their credit in 1904 than In 1903.
The Increase of value In the production
of sliver of $2,713,378 Is somewhat distrib
uted among the various states and terri
tories, but is to some extent due to the
better price of silver obtained. Colorado
leads with an increase of $970,320. Califor
nia, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Utah,
lino added considerable value to their silver
SOME SAILORS ARE DESERTED
Men Who Overstay Their Leave o
Permitted Board British
VIC IV VlinK Nov. 20.AtH,ut MMllors
from the British squadron commanded by '
Prmee Louis of Battenberg were nilsslnk
from their ships when the squadron made
icadv to sail todav. Several of those who
bad overstayed their leave were turned
ay when they tried to board their ships
this morning. As It was within a few
hours of tho fleet's sailing time when they
tmide their belated appearance, the offi
cers Heated them as deserters, refusing to
to let them step alioard. The officers said !
they were willing to lose these men on tho
rlnciple that they are worthless and their
toss good riddanee.
Many of the rejected sailors wept. Their
unitorms in rome casos had been taken
from thctii 1u Bowery resorts and they
bad Kpent all their money before returning
to 1 heir ships. Many of them iminedlately
4Ppllcl to the immigration authorities for
their rrturn to L'uglund. Commissioner
Watchoin said that a line of $j u head
would le levied on the prince fleet for
rvery sailor who appears to have been left
ttrandod. In New York, the same as is im
posed on captains of transatlantic steamers
for every immigrant smuggled into the
I'nltcd States without due examination.
The British ships .weighed anchor shortly
before noon and procedvl down the Hudson
liver, bound for (ilhiultar.
The HilM.li squadron passed out by
Sandy Hook before 1 p. 1.1. Prince Louis'
naghnip signaiiea rureweii. Hope to re
FATALITY ON THE GRIDIRON
C. Fliikea Hies of lajarlva Re.
celed la Haas la Art Or
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. JO. Q C. riicken
Is dead of Injuries received In a football
giine here yesterday.
WASHINGTON. Nov. . Today a state
ment of the treasury nnlanos in the gen-
''l tund exclusive of III $)5l.iaa' -1) fluid
i.eie k!iow. AvtiLthl., eusi ilane.
I !"t S. .'j; gold k-ih nd t-tittl m tel..
taw, guld, ccillllcalra, rii.J.,0. T
CUBAN REVOLUTIONARY PLOT
I a rare inaltr of Arm aad Inaul.
tlnn Foand Hidden la Sahara
HAVANA. Nov. JO Kvidenre obtained by
the committee which Is Investigating the
ry by the secret poller Saturday last
onsideraMe Quantity of arms, a.m
n and accoutrement In a house in
-io suburb, is tending to Implicate a
n of Home prominence The govern
,ns no doubt thai the materials, came
lie t'nlted States and it is seeking to
Rho were the ourchascrs.
rnnient ofIicials now admit that they ,
arrived various secret advices regard
ntcmplafcd uprisings before election
various pnrts of the island, partlc-
In the provinces of Santiago, Santa.
I und P.tiar d"l Rio. with probably nil
aiiacK on the palace in Havana. The object
of the latter, according to the official,
appears to be the removal, possibly by
assassination, of President Palma. Tho
plotters, it la pointed out. are well aware
since there 1 now no vec president that
the election of President Palma's successor
would, according to the constitution, be In
the hands of cona-rct, and that the liberals,
wlththe help of n few Independents, could
control both houses.
The government has not revealed it In
form. Hon as to the extent of these plots,
but special measures have been taken for
guarding the palace. The farts that the
president and bis family lire remaining at
home, and that troops, are being sen to tho
points where, according to reports, the
plotting originated, are considered signifi
cant Ho far as known, however, these
plots ere not generally backed by any large
parly, and whether they are widespread or
otherwise, tho active watchfulness against
any form of uprising Is believed to have
squelched any ambitions of the plotters.
President Palma's eldest son. who arrived
from Vera Cruz today, entered on a five
CHARLES TAKES THE THRONE
King; of Denmark f ormally Accepts
Sorrray' Tender on Behalf
COPENHAGEN, Nov. 20. The throne of
Norway was formally tendered to Prince
Charles of Penniark this morning by a
deputation of memtiers of the Norwegian
Parliament and was accepted by King
Christian In behalf of his grandson. The
brief ceremony in the palace recalled tho
similar event In 1SK.1, when the throne of
Greece was presented to Prince George of
The function today lasted only twenty
minutes, but the scene was brilliant, as it
was attended by all the princes and
princesses' and their suites, the diplomatic
corps. Including the American minister,
Mr. O'Brien, and the WKh court officials.
President Berner, In a speech lasting five
minutes, invited Prince Charles to become
k, f Norwav and Klng Christian
with similar brevity accepted the or
fer. The old king was much affected as he
blessed and embraced his grandchildren.
King Haakon VII and Queen Maude. The
close of the ceremony was signalized by
the firing of a royal salute. An enormous
crowd gathered In front of the palace and
gave a rousing .recaption to the new kin?
and queen of Norway as they left the
palace in a gilded state chariot
WIND DELAYS CRUISER LENA
Bnaslan Consul at Honolulu llenlea
Hrport of Mutiny oa (be
HONOLULU, Nov. 20. Acting Russian
Consul Pfotenhauer, denies the stories
that thero was trouble aboard t,lie cruiser
Lena and that it came to this port In
view of u threatened mutiny while ap
proaching Vladivostok. He says that the
Itia left San Francisco with 2,00rt tons of
coal aboard, but K was found to be of
poor quality and strong head winds in
addition delayed the progress of the ves
sel. In consequence the cuptaln thought
that It would be unsafe to continue on to
Yokohama and steamed for Honolulu. The
acting consul declared that these were
the only reusons for the appearance of
the Lena here.
Commandant Lyons of the naval station
cabled to Wabliiligton and secured er
mlBHlon :o supply the Lena with 3,i.ju
tons of coal.
The crew ha been allowed to oumc
ashore, lift y at a time. Mr. Ptotenhauer
said that the Lenu is anxious to get to
Vladivostok aa quickly as possible.
UNEMPLOYED IN THE STREETS
London's Idle Workmen March to
Hyde Park, Where They
LONDON, Nov. Su. There was another
"poverty iru4e" in the sireuta of London
: lc'uuu"' .eei., "-j uuempioyra
I men and a sprinkling of women marched
' lou th Tllttl',( embankment to Hyde
Mirk' wbcre tUvy llsteil,a to speeches and
"""l"- . ......... ..,B inam,
as a cure for lack of employment and de- He charges Mr. Whitney with making ad
manding the summoning of Parliament 10 : dttlonal deltWate misstatements and closes
initiate works of national utility.
Red flags were seen and banners bearing
such devices us "Curse your charity; we
want work!" aud "There Is a limit to hu-
1 man endurance: inutcatea tne temper of
the processionist. The march, however.
was "'''ly and the strong force of
police on duty had little to do.
RANK OF RUSSIAN LEGATION
MlaUter Mill He Kent to
.Now, but l.atcr an Am
ST. PETERSBURG. Nov. w. The ques
tion of the rank of the Rusian legation ut
Toklo Is practically settled. Japan agreeing
to acept M. Bakhmcticff as minister, with
the understanding that the legation later
would be raised to an embassy.
During the negotiations now in progress
In Peking between Baton Koniura. the
special envoy of the Japanese and the
Chinese officials. Russian diplomacy has
simply uccu uiiciico iw m.t guuriuug xtis-
slau interest ut Peking. The Chinese gov.
" 1 eminent has already given Russia assur-
snces that rhina will not enter Into any
secret trea'y wnn tne Japanese covering
Manchuria and that Russia will he entitled
to the benefits of any privileges Japan ob
tains. BERLIN. Nov. J0.-rr. Schoenstedt, the
Prussian minister of Justice, resigned today
on account of old age. He was succeeded
by Ir. Beseler, chief Justice of the provin
cial court of Breslau.
Itril trass Heetla la Japan.
ToKTti. Nov. 20. Thrre was a general
meeting iX the Red Cros today. It was a
brilliant occasion. Fitly thousand pe,oiis
aatUblval in liifltrtul lmabllefe.
CUT IN FLAT WATER RATES
Board Orders Reduction Effectite Ti-st of
WATER CO. OBJECTS TO PROCEEDINGS
Riant of Board to Alter f oadltlnna of
C ontract With C Ity Healed and
Fart of 1'endlna Litigation la
The Water bos rd list night reduced tho
flat rates on dwelling houses to $4 for four
room houses and less, with a charge of 60
cents a room for additional 'rooms and
reduced the charge for bath rooms to $2.7S
per tub per annum. The old charge was
$6 a year for five-room houses or less and
$3.50 each for bath tubs In private fami
lies. It was estimated by the board thnt
this reduction will diminish the receipts
of the water company about $1S,0S0 a year.
Tho, reduction Is effective December 1.
Frior to adopting the motion of Member
Congdon to make the reduction, Attorney
Stout for the water company presented
the following reply to the notice of the
Water board Inviting the water company
to attend the meeting and show cause why
the rates should not be reduced:
1 That In the opinion of the Omaha
Water company the Water board has no
authority to change the rates llxed by
the contract existing lietween the Omaha
Wafer company and the eltv of Omaha.
2 That in view of the fact that the ap
praisement Is now proceeding and has
reached Its present situation, and In view
ot tne lactw and proceedings connected
therewith in court and elsewhere. It ia
nothing less than persecution and con
spiracy on the part of the Water board
to undertake any reduction of rates pend
ing such proceedlnKS.
3 Thnt tho rales specified III the con
tract between the city of Omaha and t lie
water company are low, taking Into con
sideration the value of the plant and the
cost of delivering water.
4 That no court has ever authorized the
Water board to mnke a reduction In the
present raies. nor has there been any de
cision authorizing the Water hoard In
changing such rates, and that an appeal
Is now pending In which even the ques
tion raised by the lower court Is stayed,
so that the question of the contract be
ing In force Is still In litigation, and the
reasonableness of the rate is absolutely
an open one.
The objections were signed by E. M.
Fairfield, manager of the company.
After Attorney Stout had filed the ob
jections, ho was asked a number of ques
tions by Attorney Wright for the Water
board as to whether the company ltad
submitted a statement of its receipts and
expenditures and other pertinent matters.
In each instance Stout answered that the
company had filed all it cared to say.
The board at once proceeded to business
and, after a short informal discussion, the
above reductions were made, it being tho
sense of the board that this reduction
would materially help those people "who
reside in small houses.
It was also decided by the board that
In counting tho number of rooms in a
house the halls, closets, bath rooms and
pantry should not be Included.
ROOSEVELT WRITES WHITNEY
President Tells Boston Man That He
Again Misrepresented Hla Position
Via Letter Askfus an Audience.
BOSTON, Mam., Nov, SO.-Heury M.
Whitney, democratic candidate for lieuten
ant governor at the last election, tonight
made public correspondence which had
passed between President Roosevelt and
himself concerning the statements made
by the president in un interview last
winter which was granted to a com
mittee from Mussachuetts on recipro
cal trudo conditions. The president in
formed a Massachusetts committee that
called on him last Week asking for
free hides that Mr. Whitney had de
liberately tniHrepresented what ' had oc
curred at last winter's conference. With
this experience In mind the president de
clined to enter upon a Ulscussloa of free
hides with the free hides committee, the
chairman of which was Governor 'VMlliam
The statement of Mr. Whitney during the
recent canvass In Massachusetts that the
president told him he favored reciprocity
with Canada was that with which the
president took exception. After tho presi
dent hud made public his address to the
hides committee, charging Mr. Whitney
with misrepresentation, Mr. Whitney main
tained that the president hud cettainly
sicken in favor of reciprocity with Canada
on broad lines during their interview.
In the correspondence which is given pub
licity tonight Mr. Whitney wrote to Presi
dent Roosevelt that the president had doiie
Id m a great Injustice in charting him with
wilful misrepresentation, requesting an in
terview with the president aud expressed
his regret that reciprocity did not have
the president's endorsement. In his reply
president Roosevelt declares that Mr.
Whitney's letter furnished additional evl
denco "of the wisdom or my refusing to
communicate further with you." and as-
1 sens that nothing he has ever said bus
1 given Mr. Whitney the slightest warrant In
making the statement that reciprocity was
, llol lo nave ine presiaeui s am.
by refusing to grant the requested Inter
view. YOUNG TOURIST IS KILLED
California Boy of P.lghtreu, Fatally
Miot la Flgrht, Jumps Re.
SAN PABUI. Cal.. Nov. 3i.-Joseph A.
Wiley, an Oakland boy, 18 years of age,
wus mortally wounded last night by a
bullet flied by John Bouquet, a local con
stable, after a battle In which revolvers
were freely used, with the constable und
Southern Pacitte train officials, at this
station. After being wounded he staggered
arroas the railroad track and was run
down by a train Just pulling into the sta
tion. Wiley boarded the northbound train out
of Oakland by Jumping on the front of
the baggage car while It was in motion. I
W hen the train stopped at Stege Krakeinau ! VAMniVFR' PiCC PflCTDflMCn Haraden carrier, Fred Haraden aubsti
Rerves went forward to force him from I V U C 1 rUIMtU j ue; vYefsinBtoii 8prlnKs, route 1. Jay K.
1 t he
train. Conductor Well went with
him. Engineer Aitken climbed ftoni his
cab over I he tender to assist If necessary.
Before they got close to him Wiley pulled
from his pocket two pistols aud pointed
them at the men and fired at them. A
bullet whined by Wells- rar and caused
him to beat a hasty retreat. Aitken ran
back to his cab. followed by a bullet.
Wiley then ordered the' engineer to pull
out and threatened to kill him If he re
fusel, and the train was started for San
Pablo. Here the constable, who had been
warned by wire, made an attempt to cap
lure Wiley, who defied him and the battle
begin anew. After a number of shot
had been exchanged, Wiley, who had two
revolver, dropped, mortally wounded, an.l
.' . igcred over the track, where ha was
tuu dvwn by tne Un-enuij, Uaiu.
PRESIDENT AS AN 'ARBITRATOR
Insnrance Commissioner O'Brien of
Minnesota ttake Public a Plan
I ader Coa'drratloa.
ST. PAIL. Minn.. Nov. 20. A roiling to
State Insurance Commissioner O'Prlen'ste
port to Governor Johnson, made today on
Mr. O'Hrlen's return from New York anl
Washington in connection with the troubles
of the big life Insurance, companies. Presi
dent Roosevelt may be the chief arbiter
In an co-operative effort of all the states
of the union to compel the large Insurance
companies, whoso troubles are now 1elnn
aired In New York, to put their business
on a safer and more economical basis.
Mr. O'Brien went east early last week
under orders of Governor Johnson to look
Into the insurance, situation. Governor
Johnson gave O'Brien a letter of Introduc
tion to President Roosevelt. On Saturday
Mr. O'Brien had n twenty minutes' confer
ence with President Roosevelt.. The result
of tMs conference was reported to Gover
nor Johnson today. Mr. O'Brien reported
that dutinc the short time allotted to
him by th president he outlined to tho
president his plan of .action, which was:
To call a meeting, either In New York or
Washington, following the completion of
the investigation now In progress In New
York of all tho state tnsurane commis
sioners of the cnunfrv.' And the governors
and attorney peneraln. ' if necessary. This
meeting was to evolv. If necesaary. a de
mand to reorganize all the Important life
Insurance companion, but moro particularly
the placing of the affair of those com
panies on a safer basis. Any action to be
taken by this meeting to be Co-operative
and each delegate to Xi back to his state
prepared to carry out his part of the pro
gram. When O'Brien had staled hla plan, be
fnld: "Now, Mr. Prejldent, there will be
a committee to carry out .our plans and
we need a head. Will you help us?"
"I most emphatically tvill," was the an
swer of the president, ; according to Mr.
O'B.-len s report to the governor, "I will
be glad to help you in any way I can."
Mr. O'Brien carried the news from Wash
ington to St. Paul without saying word
to anybody and would not -have allowed
It to become public had not Governor John
son seen the Importance of the matter
and at once directed Mr. O'Brien to make
a detailed statement of the Interview with
President Roosevelt and . the plan Mr.
O'Brien presented to him and give It to
the newspapers, saying he. believed It was
news that all policy holders would be glad
to hear. . . '
STEAM FITTERS WIN FIGHT
American Federation of Labor Votes
to Give Them n Separate
PITT6RURG. Nov. . -After a wordy-
battle lasting Ave hours on- the floor of
tjhe convention of the American Federa
tion of Labor today, the International
Association of Steaoiflttrs, composed of
members of that trade iexcusiveljr, was
practically voted a chart a by the federa
tion, independent of the plumbers' union,
which for the past throw years oaa fought
bitterly every effort to tHs end, t The vote
was nearly tv4ittfrI tttvnr rrf gtwnt
ing the charter, and .while It merely ap
proved the recommendation of the com
mtttee on resolutions that the executive
council issue a chart "m- to this organiza
tion. It is believed the council will not
go ugalnat the opinion of the convention
as n whole.
The unnual conventions at Sun Frun
cisco and Chicago both refused to grant
the charter. The buttle In the present con
vention was gained by the friends of the
steamfittei'S against such men us John
Mitchell, president of the l.'nited Mine
Workers or America and his following and
the plumbers themselves. The convention
will probably have no tougher proposition
bef.ire it this year. .
Another Jurisdiction fight was settled
today when the cur painters were ordered
to Join the Painters. Paper Hangers and
The opening of the recotid week of the
American Federation of Labor convention
was marked by an interesting address by
A. R Calvin of Fort Worth. Tex., repre
senting the Farmers' Educational and Co
operative Union of America. He said the
purpose of the Farmers' union was to
eliminate speculation In cotton. The cor
nering of the cotton market by specula
tors must be stopped, und only by co-opera-
tion with orgaulred labor can this lie ac- ! n,.aUons calling on them to cease doing
comrillshed. j 0ll of tneSt5 not!ces was served on
F. H. Foster of Boston, secretary ot the Bttrtlett Richards as early as 19u2 by Spe
coinmittee 011 president's annual report, I cul Agent Mosby. a copy of which hus
submitted the conclusions of that commit- been dug up as follows:
tee. The committee commented ex- ALLIANCE. Neb., Oct. I. 1002. Mr. Bart
tensively 011 the recommendations em- I lett Richards, Ellsworth, Neb. Sir: 1 huve
bodied in President Gompers' renort ,.H been instructed by the commis loner of the
approved all of I hem
flFCFMQF PI A IMC rnWOOirjanv
- w , ii w uungi 1 1 ing 1
') ""'I la Started to Live Standard
Oil Company Infalr Ad
vautaar, CLEVELAND. O.. Nov. 3u.T!.e Greit
Western Oil company of this city, in un
answer Hied In the common pleas court horn on the north. In Alliance und Vali-n-to
a suit begun against It recently, make, tine. Neb.. Ihnd ''r'" J l ' t?i to
a bitter attack upon the method, of the uCctTillyh P ' "
8tundard Oil company to obtain informa- ' JOHN S. MOSBY. Special Agent,
tion concerning the business of it rivals. 1 Postal Matters.
The answer charge, that the Standard! 8outn Dakota rural routes established
fpies upon lis competitors and that the ' v.h,.rv ! Uurbank. Clay county, routes
present suit is
conspiracy to secure
knowledge of tho Great Western
affairs. The suit was beim
j Great Western by Mr. Annie E. Walsh.
I a guardian of Michael 3. Walsh, inaaue.
vi aisn owned :m hares of stock In the
jrcat Western and his guardian began
suit to compel an examination of the
. book. The coiniany, ill answer, says that
1 the guardian has retained Fred W. Lotham
1 to make the examination and that Lotham
baa been employed by the Standard Oil
company for thirty-five years and for ten
jears was its chief accountant. It is
chuxged that the Standard expects to get
information alout the Great Western's
Araomenl la Injunction Aaalast Nl
narl laairaarr Commissioner
to Be Heard December 1.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Nov. 20.-The
hearing of State Superintendent- of Insur
ance Vandiver, who wa enjoined from
enforcing hi order to cancel the stain
license of the New York Life Insurance
company, which was set for today, at
which Superintendent Vandiver was cited
to snow cause why hi order should be en
forced, has been postpied until Decem
Postponement was made for the reason
that F. W. Lehmann, counsel for Vandiver,
Is also counsel for I'nited States senator
Burton, whose trial Legjn lu Su Louis
SHAW TO 1 AKE TRIP ABROAD
Eecretarj to Have a Beet After He Re
tiree From the Cabinet.
RICHARDS CASE CAUSE OF MUCH TALK
.ntiee terved na Him Hr Mosby In
milt tltrd to Shorn io!tioa of
Tracing; Lnrr was Deliber
ately Persisted In.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20-tSp.nial Tele
gram.) Secretary Shaw has decided to go
abroad for a few months on leaving tne
cabinet next spring. He will be accom
panied by Mrs. Shaw, their daughters hav
ing already domlcled themselves In Paris
for the winter. Secretary Shaw has not
had a real vacation-since he accepted the
cabinet portfolio under McKlnley and. as
he says. "Ieserves several play days."
He will return to the states In ample time
to participate in tho congressional cam
paign of 190.
Secretary Shaw will remain a secretary
of the treasury in President Roosevelt's
cabinet to the conclusion of tho approach
ing session of congress and perhaps for sev-
eral months longer. It has been understood
In a tentative way that Secretary Shaw
expected to retire from the cabinet about
the first of February next or sooner, with
a view to greater freedom In promoting his
candidacy for the republican presidential
nomination In IW. although the secretary
himself has not announced his intention to
lie a candidate. President Roosevelt's at
tention was attracted to several recent pub
lications concerning Mr. Shaw's resignation,
and today he had a conference with the
secretary about the matter.
After their Interview it was announced
that, at the urgent request of the president.
Secretary Shaw had consented to continue
as secretary of the treasury until the close
of the approaching session of congress and
perhaps some time afterward. It Is prob
able, that If congress should adjourn prior
to the first of next July Secretary Shaw
will remain ttv the cabinet until the end of
the present fiscal year at least nnd he may
conclue to remain even longer. He will re
main until the close of the session of con
gress In any event, even it that should be be
yond the end of the fiscal year. Secretary
Shaw's decision to continue to the end of
the cabinet detracts materially from the
Importance ot Home stories published re
cently that the president and his secretary
of the treasury differed radically on finan
cial matters. The president entertains high
regard for Mr. Shaw, both personally and
Mlllarda Unit Boardln.
Senator Millard and his daughter. Miss
Millard, arrived In Washington yesterday
from Omaha and at once wnt to the Con
necticut, which will be their home for the
winter. Senator Millard has grown tired
of hotel life and as the Connecticut has
delightful suites of apartments he thought
it would be a change to have his own
establishment, where he might enjoy light
housekeeping. Barring an hour at the
capltol today the senator spent the rest
of the time today in unpacking.
Henry T. Oxnard and family have taken
the" residence of" General IfHwu A. Mike
for the winter. - ' ....
H. L. Cremer, an Omaha boy who has
been successful In Chicago, Is in Wash
ington for a few days.
Sore Over Richards Case.
Officers of the Interior department and
of the Department of Justice are still very
much worked up over the extreme leniency
shown In the caat of Bartlett Richards
and W. G. Comstock, who pleaded guilty
td violating the fencing law. According
to an item in the New York Sun. District
Attorney Baxter some time ago advised
the Department o Justice to nolle prosse
qul the case against Richards, but the
reply was a rebuke from the attorney
Subsequently the district attorney pro
posed a compromise with the law breakers,
but he was Instructed to go ahead and
prosecute the case vigorously. Now the
depurtment officers understand that the
district attorney himself represented to the
Judjje that there was no evidence of bud
faith and that it was on this representa
tion that Judge Munger declared the de
fendants to be without moral turpitude.
The depurtment people here Insist that
there is plenty of evidence to how that
the defendants wuruuy unu iwfioiaieuiijr
' u,,d the laws In spite of repeated notl
. ... lum, 1 1 1 1 1 H 1 1 , 1 uiii 1 yvu 1 itu , v ' 1
tain fencing of public lumls, ereciea ana
1 t.iiiintulned by you In violation or law In
I Sheridan and Cherry
si be removed within sixty days; other-
o. .Zrnmit will be employed to do It.
. iwi niiniurv niininri! v 111
ti, noinrloiislv fraudulent homestead
tilings of so-called soldiers' widows within
the territory enclosed by your fence are
no protection to it as thty do not consti
tute. In the language of the statute, "a
claim of title made or acquired In good
faith " Said fence Is located between the
ro.nl on the south and the Flk-
, , anA 0. nonulution. L9; houaos. 2C.8.
Canton. Lincoln county, route p, popula
tion. 3X; houses, 7. Falrview, Lincoln
county, route 1; population, 415; houses, 83.
Hudson. Lincoln county, route 1; popula
tion, 435; bouses, 91. Lennox. Lincoln
county, routes 4 and 5; population,
house. 171. Meskllng. Clay county, route
1; population, 4f0; houses. 90. Wakonda.
Clay county, routes 3 and 4; population,
8i; houses. 179 Worthln, Lincoln county,
routes 1 and 2; population. 8S5; houses, 175.
Rural carriers appointed for South Lu
kota routes: Menno, route 1. Elmer Ruth
carrier, John 8. Headley substitute; South
Shore, route 1, Andrew Sterry carrier.
' Ralnh Wilson
substitute; route James M.
I Dodge carrier. Arthur v . lucnarason sub
SHAW MAKESA STATEMENT
Treaairr Department t.lve mlre
that Refaadlaar of Bond Will
WASHINGTON. Nov. So-Secreury Shaw
today made public the following tatemcnt:
The secretary ot me ii-e:lry nerei.y
gives notice that the refunding of ri.lt, d'
fixates 1 per cent bonds of th- loan of
pa-lK and 1 rr cent bond of thb fund.d '
The secretary 01 tne treanry nerei.y
1 . . . 1 1 .- nr.M'e1 1 rt w 11 n .1 r til ell.
iular of September S. lrt.. will be dis-
continued after November 1'ao. Bond
that were intended for refunding roust be
f..rwarded to be received t the
Tr..:u.un department Uot later luuu ,ii-
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fnlr In east, rain and ninch colder In
nest portion Tnesilny. cduedn
anon or rnln.
Temperature nt O inn ha c"sterdnTi
t . m
3 p. m .
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D. E. THOMPSON IN NEW YORK
Ambassador tn Rrnr.il Kn Home to
Nebraska Home on a Busi
NEW YORK. Nov. 20 David K. Thomp
son, American ambassador to Brazil, and
Judge W. L. penneld, solicitor of th" stale
department, arrived here today on the
steamship Tennyson Mr. Thompson was
asked If h- returned to answer any charges
brought a&xlnst him. and as he straightened
up suddenly he arked: Charges for what.'
Why It is absurd. I know of no charges."
Mr. Thompson was shown a copy of a
letter he Ik reported to have issued b
policy hold.rs of the New York Life In
suranr company in Brazil He read It over
and sail: "Yes. I did write this letter and
I see no ha'm in It. The situation la Just
tills: These policy holders ot the New York
Life, and there are a good many of tltem.
were stirred up by reports that reached
that country. They came to me clamoring
and asked me If I could not do something
to allay their fears. Now I know, and
everybody else knows, that eery policy
holder Is perfectly safe. I do not say that
there has been no wrong done, but I was
the American representative and this
clamor was against an American enter
prise, and I think and felt then that it was
my duty to salve the feelings of these
policy holders. You cannot put this too
strong for nie. 1 have received no com
munication of criticism from the state de
partment on the matter and do not see any
thing to criticise."
Mr. Thompson said he would remain In
I this city about a week and would then go
to Washington. From th"re be will go to
his home In Lincoln. Neb., where he said
he would give some attention to his news
Judge Penfield. who came on the same
ship with Mr. Thompson, returns from a
mission to South American countries on the
Atlantic coast where he went to Investlnato
trade conditions and secure Information
whereby some means might be devised to
divert to this country some of tho trade
that goes to European countries.
ESTIMATES FOR PANAMA CANAL
Congress Will lie Asked to Appro
priate Sf lA.OOtl.4MIO for Work
WASHINGTON. Nov. 20 An estimate of
$16,000,000 for continuing work on the Pan
ama canal has been sent to the Treasury
department from the War department to
be sent to congress.
The estimato of $16,000,000 is for expendi
ture up to and Including , theJJscal .year
ending June lsuT. A part of this ntonuy
will ue necessary at once and an emer
gency appropriation will be asked for
as soon as congress convenes In order that
the work may proceed.
It Is stated at the offices of the commis
sion today that unless money is provided
as soon as congress convenes all the work
must cease. All estimates were made with
out regard to the proposal to Issue bonds.
Advocates of a lock canal have not yet
despaired of securing the construction of
such a canal notwithstanding the fact that
the. consulting engineers have decided In
favor of a sea level canal. It Is yolnted out
that the final decision rests with the presi
dent and that the matter of tl no and ex
pense will be considered by him very care
fully. It Is also known that tie president
Is very anxious to have the work com
pleted at an early date, and for that reason
he Is believed to fuvor a lock cunul. A
strong minority report In favor of u lock
canal will be made by the five engineers
who disagreed with the majority.
WARRANT : F0R ABSCONDER
Member of Skirb I'olskl Loan and
Building; society Would Ar
MILWAl'KEE, Nov. 20. Frank J. Grutza,
a member of the Skarb Polskl Loan and
Building society,, today swore out a war
rant for the arrest of Frank J. Heller, sec
retary of the society, charging him with
absconding with $6.oun of the society's
Heller hu been missing since Thursday
last, at which time he Is aliened to
confessed to Judge Michael Bleuski that
lie was short In hi account to a largo
amount. The affairs of the society are at
preseiu 111 um- naiiun ui u..? uouiu 01 di
rectors of tho society.
GREAT GIFTS TO EDUCATION
lephen Salisbury of Worcester,
Man., t.lve Five Mlllious to
WORCESTER. Mass.. Nov. JO.-By the
will of Stephen Salisbury, which was filed
for probate this afternoon, more than H,- I
OXi.floO I bequeathed to the Worcester An
niuseum. His estate Is estimated at lu.OuO,-
Otai. The American Antiquarian society
given the Salisbury estate, valued at SiU.oOO,
bis library and library furniture and IJ00.
taiO. The Worcester Polytechnic institute
received $.otiV and a great many educa
tional and other Institutions receive tjo.mai
SENATE COMMITTEE MEETS
Work of Drafting Bill Regulating
Hates Will He Com
nie nee d.
WASHINGTON, Nov. ;i.-Tlie Interstate
meet tomorrow to take up the railroad rat
question. It Is expected the committee will
report to the senate about ten days after;1 ""; !'" i
i ,m in ull r.ri.luii count ies tncbidiiii:
Moiement of Ocean Vessel, Nov. iiO.
At New York Arrived: Mesabe. from
At Hamburg-SaPa.1: Hathor. for Sau
1 At NaDles Sailen: Brooklyn and Florida.
. .. .. .
Vork Arr,"1; Nekar' frm Nrw
1 t Rotterdam Sailed: Staatendam. for
r.ew 10m. v.
At Liverpool-Arrived: Bovle.
York; Corinthian, from Montr
' Cherbourg-balled: Ainerik
rika, for New
At Moville-Salled : ..lumbla. for New
York. Arrived: t" urnesi. from New Ioi k.
i At filagow Sailed : Montevldeaji, for
w "' c ucu. nawiiwi ui uium,
TAFT ON PHILIPPINES
6 ecrotary of War ie Quest at Kansaa Citj
Commercial Club Banquet.
ISLANDERS NOT GETTING SQUARE DEAL
Coaitwiia Trade Regulationa and Tariff
Laws Are Inconsistent.
PEOrLE ARE BETWEEN TWO MILLSTONES
Laws Complained of Vade for Merckant
Marine, Sugar and Tobaeco Tmits.
THE DANCER IS LARGELY IMAGINARY
Liporla of Itoth Product 'from
Islnnds to I lilted stales Cannot
Heeonie l.nrae Knonah tn Be
KANSAS CITY. Mo., Nov. 20 tticretanr
of War William H. Taft, who was the
truest of honor here tonight at the annual
banquet ot the Commercial club, raid 1u
responding to tho toast, "The Philip
pines:" The Philippine Islands are ours and
must Im- mux tor move than a generation.
It Is quite probable that those called upon
to art as legislators will not live to see
tile day when separation consistent with
the welfare of the Philippines can be
The occasion of the banquet was the
anniversary of the signing of the John Jay
commercial treaty. Plate were laid for
and the raiclty of the ball room at
tho Midland hotel was taxed to Its utmost.
Secretary Tuft had arrived from St. Iiuis
early In the day In company with D. R
Francis, S. M. Frlton. president of the
Chicago & Alton railway, and Corwln II.
Hpeneer of St. Louis. After being es
corted from the railway station by )
colored troopers of tho Ninth cavalry, Fort
Leavenworth, to the Commercial club
rooms, where a public reception was held,
he was tendered a luncheon nnd later
driven over the city. Thousands of per
sons greeted Secretary Taft during the
day and everywhere he was given the
most enthusiastic reception. Immediately
after the dinner he left for Cnlcagn on a
special train over the Chicago & Alton.
Secretory Taft'K Speech.
At the banquet Senator Warner was
toast muster. Secretary Tuft was given air
ovation when he arose to speak. 11a said In
A Filipino may well question the good
faith of our declarations that we are there
for their good when we decline to open our
ports to their products and refuse to glvn
them the benefit of the markets ot this
great country for the things which thev
have to sell. In all the legislation for
which congress is responsible affecting the
Philippine islands, there are but two acts
which can be criticised as having a self
ish motive. One la what we might call
the coastwise act, the effect ot which Is
to require that after July 1. 1906, ull freight
from the Philippine Islands to the I'nltcd
States und the reverse shall be carried in
American bottoms. And the other is the
law by which there Is Imposed on products
of the Philtnnlne Islands cnmlnr Into th '
J United States ,7L per cent of th blncley
1 ue- coast wi if net is supposed In
the Interest of the American merchant
marine. As a matter of fact. It would
never prove to be so. but really It can have
no other motive. The Imposition of a tax
upon the Philippine products coming into
the t'nlted States is for the purpose of
excluding Ihillppinn competition in certain
products common to both the Philippines
and the I'niteil States, to-wit: sugar and
tobacco. If the coastwise act is permitted
to come Into effect, and the tax upon
Philippine products In not removed we
have congress assuming ths utterlv In
defensible position 'hat for the purpose of
the sale of the Filipino products by the
Filipinos, the Philippines shall be regarded
and treated as a foreign country, while
for the pnrpos- of furnishing business to
the American Merchant Marine thev shall
be treated as a domestic country, and
shall lie mado to pay the higher fata of
frele-ht which such a coastwise provision
necessarily entails and Implies. The ob
ject of my coming to Kansaa Cltv. mv
fellow citizens, Is to enlist your svmpathv
In an effort ho to amend the legislation oil
our statute bonks that we shall be consis
tent In our conduct of the Philippines, and
shall repeal laws which will jrlve the ,.
to every assertion of disinterestedness and
good faith in our dealing with our wards
of the Pacific.
The leirlshition proposed for the relief
of the Philippine is an act postponing the
application of the coastwise trading laws
to the trade between the Phlllpnlne Islands
and the Lulled Stntes until 1909. the re.
duct Ion of the tariff on suirar and tobacco
from ,0 per cent to 26 per cent of the
Dlngley rates and on other products of
the Phiili.nines, free trade until Iff, when
there shall be complote free trade In the
products of either.
The two interests In this country that are
iirraved I,, opposition to free trade with
the Philippine Isliinds are the sugar Inter
est and the tobacco Interest.
tVhat the Analysla Shows.
It will be found, when Hie fn. iM .,n..
analyzed, that these complaining Interests
. .. . .""iii iii.virnin
are not objecting to this meusure of Justice
to the Philippines because it Is going to
cause, them immediate loss, but becuus
"" J uisis.; ui.n in years to come, witli
the encouragement that the Amerien .,.-
ket will give to ihe i.iodintl. ill nr t.,Kanj.
and BUs-nr lu the Philippines, there may
conn; a tn 10 when the tobacco und sugar
of the Philippines will enter into competi
tion with that which they produce in this
country. In order that theie should be
any danger whatever they have to build
hypothesis upon hypothesis and to expunil
a business in the tropics with the same
degree d arithmetical fervor that Colonel
Sellers p.iinied the profits of hi eye wash
to be purchased so eagerly by 4i'.hXi,0U) of
people In China. The uttltude of these, men.
who really know the facts, cannot bo de
scribed a other than the quintessence of
selfishness In opposing the gradual better
ment of the production of suuur and to
bacco In the Philippine by opening the
j American market, when their fear of In-
',lrv IOUI""" presumption most Im-
prubuhle. In the ears )s7, l.SSS and IV!"
some three-fourlhs of all th Pliillnnin.
iiKm- h the Philippine Island Was sub-
stantlally twice what it la now, or 17i..aai
tons annually. In the year ll2 not a pound
of Philippine sujtir came to 1 ho I nited
Stales. In Pal! .,i.0 tons of low-gradw
sugar wire iuijiorlcd from tho Phil
ippines Into the I'nltiMi States and there
wen Imported from other countries about
2..aa.Vi urn of stiKar. This was exclusive
of Hawaii and Vorto Rico, which are. te
gaided us I'nited Slates territory Just a
we believe the Philippine ought to be re
garded. Philippine KuK.il, in other words,
n.a.le up m per cent of the value of th
home country s Import of tuuar. In lMel
about ihe sh 1 oe relntive showing ia made.
The I'nited States, then. eenis to be spend
ing 3 cents for siiKar from the Philippine
islands eery lime it spends a dollar for
Cuban SMir.ir Ir the I piled mates to,u
,,,,, ,.M., in.,i.. ti,;m t,4, per nnl of that
; which it is speiidlnt: loi this iirtlcla in
.... i . . .. ............. ...i... i.
ch:i To stale the In another way;
Tliis eouiitrv in now uiliiK abuut .fci0.i
tons of sugar a ytur Of tins about I.K.ii.no
tons are r.iif.t in Hawaii. Porto Rico and
i be I 'nited Slates prop. r. it Is necessary.
I Hierrforc to ini-rt ( .'" '"'J'-,?' Vn
i ui present l.i.'iai tons are Import. l troni
f'ul'i. and It pays S. r ,ent of Ihe Pb.g-
(ev rale of duty; ' '.',n tons are miporveii
from oilier foreign countrhs and tills sugar
pa.- I'Hi per cent of the present Llhgley
Phllipptnr sugar Posslblllile.
The amount of sugar raised in th Phil
ippine for ixjMiri in mo year ending July
1 '4 was h'(.ia tort; for the year end
ing July I. V"1"'- al.otii lb'.iaio. As long a
Ihe I'nited Stales ibmand create the need
lor ibe Importation o! S.a'0"! ton of liar
i, .m. li. e lull Innaitey rate, and l.IMTuaj
. jyaUiS V-4 kcul ut U Llnn taOra,
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