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W1TTE IS STRONGER
-Indications tbat Russian Premier Hat
Situation Partly in Hand,
STRIKE AND POLISH CRISIS PASS
Present Lull Gies New Government a I
CABINET CONSIDERS ELECTORAL
Eeleotion of Douma Will Be Basec
ATTITUDE OF PEASANTS TOWARD J
Ignnraat Classes Are Saturated
lh Idea that th It"'
Their Otfrnn aad Ar
Hard to Control.
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. tl.-Th pres
ent lull Is giving the government a slight
breathing spell The strike fiasco and tho
passing of the Tollsh crisis have certainly
temporarily strengthened the hands of the
government. The Immediate question con-f-onttng
the cabinet Is the electoral law.
.Premier Wltte and his colleagues have al
most reached the conclusion to base the
elections practically upon universal suf
frage. A member of the cabinet said today:
The extreme wing of the Intelligent
liberals still Insists on fighting a windmill,
when they express fears of a return to the
old regime. That has passed forever.
Nevertheless, the country must be saved
from anarchy and strong measures like
those must be taken where the occasion
arises. Nevertheless, we must discount
future developments and. where we believe
It wise, go alow. We may bo forced to
take a radical step such as the choice be
tween evils. It is already certain that
the douma as- at present constituted and
elected will be a failure. It will arouse
much popular resentment and might be
unable to deliberate unless surrounded by
troops. If ths douma Is to undertake to
transform Itself Into a constituent assem
bly or elaborate a constitution. It Is better
that It should present the true voice of the
nation than the minority of the people.
Attitude Toward Jews.
Speaking of the Jewish question, the
member of the cabinet said:
For the cabinet there exists no Jewish
question. It is not what should be done,
but how to do It- We are absolutely of one
mind that all the restrictions on Jews
should be abolished, but for the govern
ment to decree equality without action on
the part of the douma would be full of
danger. The prejudice against the Jews
among the Ignorant classes of Russia Is
not fancied. It Is deplorable, but true,
that people under the old regime were
saturated with the Idea .that the Jews
were their oppressors. If the Jews were
In anted equal rights with Russians the
alter would accept it as confirmation of
the suspicions they already harbor on ac
count of the recent developments that the
emperor haa been betrayed and nothing
the central government could do would
prevent the most frightful massacres.
t i 1 . ai.a1am I m. nnlnlAfl
Is tho gravest phase of the situation. The
iieaanntji throughout the country are pos
sessed of only one Idea more land, and
the uprising which Is occurring In the
famine stricken provinces is capable of in
definite extension by the revolutionary
giluu)r Yrho shltuk afnothlhg
Count Wltte la extremely anxious to se
cure a vote of confldonce from the Moscow
congress, for lt general effect In rallying
the moderate sentiment to his support, but
the dispatches from Moscow Indicate that
the radicals rre determined to force a split
and there are Indications that Count Wltte
will be unable to command a majority.
Workmen Coerce Prlntera. '
Tho Novoe Vremya was the victim of a
remarkable holdup by social revolutionists
last night. Throe editors of the "Work
men's Gazette, the official organ of the
worklngmec's council, entered the com
posing rooms of the Novoe Vremya with
revolvers In their hands and compelled the
compositors to set up their paper, making
prlsonerr of such persons who entered the
Later, descending to the press room, th
visitors compelled the pressmen to run off
Sfl.OHI copies I of th Workmen's Oasett.
M. Souvortn, editor of th Novo
Vremya, In an. editorial on the subject
"If men can with Impunity raid a news
paper rn the heart of St. Petersburg to
day, tomorrow they may make a prisoner
of Count Witt."
An afternoon paper quotes a man who
has just arrived tn St. Petersburg as say
ing that 10.000 Don Cossacks are marching
from Tashkand to 8t. Petersburg with the
object of releasing the emperor, whom
they belltve to be a captive In the hands
nf th Jews.
Mawapavpera Condemn Radicals.
Th newsjaper of thin city appeared
today for the first time In over a week.
Ther Is a significant change of tone
on the part of koine of the radical organ
against the dictatorial attitude of the social
democrat. The Huns kvudly denies that
the Victory of the imperial reform mani
festo belongs solely to the workmen de
claring that Uio proletariat was strong
thpn because It Oulceil the sentiment of
"The leaders of the pruktai lut." says the !
Run, "must understand that tiny cannot
and must not become dictatorial. The pre
cious strength of the nation exhausted by
m long struggle mum not be wasted."
Klaht-Hour Hove Mill On.
Despite the decision arrived at by the
council of workmen on the morning of
November i not to uiicnipl the introduc
tion of a movement for an eight-hour day,
the qucstlou of shorter hours is taking
a critical turn and threatens lo produce
nit industrial crisis. At the Huhbuid,
Pa hi. Westlnghouse aud other important
works the men insist on a reduction of
hours and have adopted a. course of drop
lung their tools after they have labored
eight hour. The employers had a meeting
tonight and resolved to stand firm agaliiMt
i he demands of the men.' The local works
will be closed unless the men convent lo
the old svstcm of sltty hours a week.
lud Owners Paule 8tricl.ru.
HuKlSOGLYKBdK. Russia, Nov. 21.
Many panic-strid en persons are seeking'
efuKi. lieie from the peakants. who are
l:iklng possession cf the estates, removing
ine grain, burning the buildings and order-
ink- the proprietors lo reiinquUh their,
light and depart under penalty of death, j
The exclieinent haa assumed such dimcii
U ns that the vice governor has ordered
Hi troops lo desist from making arrest.
In encounters with marching bands of
peasants th troops have killed a hundred
und hav mounded many more. The rest
ients of Borisoglyebek are afraid that the
-xasants will stuck the towu, but their
Vara eem to b unwarranted.
gntat) Will Aid wilt.
MOSCOW, Nov. il.-The MuUment of Hie
temstvo longrefcs is Veering distinctly lo
he eld of fount Wtlte, and It uow seems
I'rnbahle thai a larke majority of del.
D'uuqu4 pa titfivud a'aic)
rrn to Be
Tn Hundred Thousand tff
Reclaimed In Vicinity of
MEETEETSE. Wyo., .b-. 21. -(Special. )-
Wyoming Is to have another Immense trrl
radon project under way within a short
time. It will be known as the Little Buf-
falo basin project, located five miles south-
east of this place, and win reclaim over
' aon.onn ncr In Din Buffalo basin and tne
Gooseberry crock flat. Whether this work
will bo undertaken by the reclamation r
vice or by private capital depends on how
noil ihm oi-nrnmn nn f liL a hnlil of the
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matter. It Ik said that on account of the I
two Immense government projects already
under way In Wyoming, with other states
demand I in a shar of the benefits from
the. national Irrigation law. the govern
ment will not be able to take up this
proposition now. In which case private
capital will be used.
Th IJttle Buffalo basin Is about six
miles long- and four wide. It Is a natural
reservoir, with two huge piles of rock
forming part of ft net lira 1 dam at Ita lower
extremity. A dam less than ZV) feet Ion
at Its extreme hlght would Impound suf
ficient water for 20fl.ono acres. It Is clnlmed.
A preliminary survey shows an easy grade,
for a supply canal from Wood rlvrr to the
head of PaffaJo creek, a distance of about
six miles. It la estimated this dam and
canal can he constructed t one-half the
cost of any similar proposition In this
Congressman T. W. Monde!!, chairman
of the committee on Irrigation, was taken
over th around during; his stay hers this
week and will take the matter tip with the
department on Ms return to Washington
early In Teeember.
The several large private Irrigation pro
jects In this county have proven splendid
Investments, In most cases th land being
old at $30 an acre before the water was
ready for use. Much of this land has been
already sold and the demand Is still heavy.
STEAL FROM FREIGHT CARS
St. Joseph Police Arrest Seven Men
and Recover f 3,On Worth .of
BT JOSEPH. Mo., Nov. 21.-Last night
the police arrested seven men, charged
with stealing more than $2,000 worth of
merchandise from Burlington route freight
cars. They are: Elmer Crltes, Claude W.
Hudson, John Agee, Thomas Lytle, Samuel
P. Phillips, Charles Peterson and R.
About Jl.RflO worth of merchandise was
recovered from the basement of Phillips'
tore, on the Dog Cut road, and was
Identified by Burlington detectives. It In
cluded ft barrel of whisky and ISO caddies
of tobacco. The gang would board a train
as It left tho yards at night and throw
off such goods as they could while the
train was pulling out of town. Later they
gathered It up.
The police believe that Andy McWIUlams,
who is charged with the. murder of James
Btanfleld. November 14.
the gang and that Btanfleld was killed to
prevent his Informing the authorities of
some robbery It was believed he witnessed.
McWIUlams Is still at large.
The freight car robberies have 'occurred
frequently for the past year, and today
the various railroad officials declared that
the total losses of the railroads entering
St. Joseph amounts to at least $8,000. It
Is believed three different gangs have been
operating. Herman Wenzel and two sons.
Carl and Rudolph, were arrested several
days ago, and are now awaiting trial
charged with robbery of the Grand Island
and Santa Fe freight cars. A large amount
of stolen goods was found at the Wenzel
home. Phillip made a confession, concern
ing the Burlington robberies this evening,
ODELL TALKS OF PRESIDENT
ay He Does Not Know What Will
Bo Dune In Political
NEW YORK. Nov. 21. The Evening Post
today prints an Interview with former Gov
ernor Odell, chairman of the state repub
ltcan committee, on the subject of a state'
ment credited to Governor Higglns to the
effect that President Roosevelris solicitous
about th political conditions In New York
county and Is anxious that a man of the
highest character ana reputation he se
lected for chairman of the county repub
Mr. Odell said that If the president de
sired a change in the chairmanship he
should send fur Mr. Hatpin, the present
chairman, and ask him to retire. "I hav
uc doubt that Mr. Halpin would acquiesce,
said Mr. Odell. "I am mire he would. That
Is the way I would go about it If 1 desired
a change In the chairmanship In tho county
committee. I would ask Mr. Halpin to get
out, and I would not get up a factional
quarrel. A quarrel will not help reorgani
Continuing. Mr. Odell said: "I don't know
Just what the president desires. I have not
I) ten Invited to go to Washington to con
suit with him. Senator Piatt has stated
that the president desires the election of
J. Veichlen Olcott as president of the
county committee. Governor Higglns de
clare." that the president Is not for any
particular man. I cannot tell, therefore,
whut the president wants."
EXPLOSION IN POWDER WORKS
III own to Pieces by Aecl
n l.aborutury at houth
Hlirr, X. J.
Hul'Tll RIVER. N. J . Nov. 21.-Kour
men wer blomn to pieces this afternoon
by an explosion at the laboratory of the
National Smokeless Powder end Chemical
company, at Purlin. They were:
JOHN AHl'LEG ATE.
J. W. REOPATH. superintendent of the
What caused the explosion will never be
known, as only the four men were In th
building al the time.
KILLED BY BURGLAR
Miss Maade Heese of alcage Shot by
Man Who Was Plundering: Rooms
When she Heturued Home.
CHICAGO, 111.. Nov. 21-Miss Maude
Revw, an employe of the law department
of tho general offices of the t'nlon Trao-
,lo company, was .hot and killed tonight
by a burglar, whom she found in her apart
ments when she returned from work. Th
burglar escaped by leaping through a win- I
dow. leaving a sack filled with .ilverwar
IWng on th floor
C'olonel t ody In Hew York.
NEW YORK. Nov. 2l.-Amor.g the pas
sengers who arrived tonight on board in
l earner Kaiser Wlllielm der Grose from
Bremn. g Milmrapion wnd "herl.nii. nun
:o a W. 1'erklus and Colonel William
MILLARD' SEES PRESIDENT
Urges Upon Him Consenratiim in the
Matter Bate Regulation.
EXPECTS BILL WHICH WILL BE AGREEABLE
Senator M ill Insist I pnn Golnsr In
the Head of Committee on Inter
act a In Canals, ns lie la Xon
(from a SUff Correspondent.)
WAHH1NOTON, Nov. il.-lBpeclal Tele
gram.) Senator Millard paid his respects
to the president this morning previous lo
the tatter's attenrtance upon the fitms-
Hltehcock wedding Evening newspapers
Iicm class Henutor Millard ns among those
who will urge upon the president a "con
servative" plan for rallroBd rate legislation
and he so stated to a number of corre
spondents on emerging from the Whit
House. Senator Millard does not believe In
radical railroad rate legislation and he
holies he president will not "put It up" to
congress to enact laws that will create a
rebellion In congress which nnlght put a
stop to reasonable legislation.
My opinion Is." snld Senator MIIIhiI
Blgniricantly, "that we will pass some rail
road rate bill which will be satlsfarto-y
not only to the president, but to tho public
later In the day Senator Millard and lita
colleague. Senator Burkett. had a confer
ence In the former's committee room In th
terrsce of the rapltol. Both senators
agreed that the visit had no significance
whatsoever, but It Is believed that commit
tee places were talked over and a general
Interchange of opinion had as to how best
to proceed to secure what they both want
as to committee assignments. Senator Mil
lard said he would stand on his rights to
be made chairmnn of interoreanlc canals.
assuming that the present chairman. Sen
ator Mitchell of Oregon, who la under sen
tence for land frauds, will not attend the
coming session of the Fifty-ninth congress.
Senator Millard Is the ranking member of
the committee with Senator Mitchell re
moved and he will Insist that senatorial
courtesy be extended him In this case.
Sooth Omaha Want Inspector.
The 8outh Omaha Live Stock exchange
ha asked Senator Burkett to urge upon
Secretary Wilson of the Department of
Agriculture the Importance of appointing a
representative of the government at that
place, who will be empowered to decide
many of the questions arising over the
movement of live stock, not only from the
range but to the market as well.
In a recent speech Secretary Wilson said
he was contemplating sending a represen-
tatlve of the government to some of the
Important cities of the west, charged with
the responsibility of adjusting the differ
ences growing out of the shipment of live
stock to market. The South Omaha ex
change, appreciating the needs of some
such person to adjudicate differences on '
the spot instead of being compelled tosend
them to Washington, which spells delay. Is ;
first on the ground to make application for
such an officer.
Senator Burkett haa asked the delega
tion to co-operate with him in an effort
to secure the ' appointment for " South
Congressman-elect Pollard and wife are
expected to arrive In Washington tomor
row evening. They have taken quarters
temporarily at the Dewey hotel.
O'Connor Sails December 1.
D. C. O'Connor of Norfolk, Neb., who
has accepted the position of superin
tendent of public instruction on the canal
zono, will 'jail from New York on Decem
Senator and Mrs. Dolllver arrived from
Fort Dodge tonight.
Western Men for Canal.
The following appointments were today
made by the Panama Canal commission
for duty in the canal tone: Edward Fits
Patrick of Columbus, Neb., postal clerk
at $1,500 per annum; August G. Dink of
the Union Pacific shops, Omaha, and John
H. Gebheart of Ds Moines, la., machinists,
at Eti cents per hour; Harry Adams of
Lake- City, la., painter, at M cents per
C. E. Weidman of Lincoln, Neb., lias
been tendered aud accepted the position of
chief qf the fire department on the canal
goue. Mr. Weidman sails from. New York
November J6 for his posu
Salmon's Successor Wanted.
Secretary Wlluon today appointed Dr.
A. D. Melvln of Illinois as chief of ihe
bureau of animal Industry, to succeed Dr.
Bulinon. who resigned some time ago.
Postmasters appointed: Nebraska
Hunt. Frontier county, Bert McMuins, vice
K A. Mains. Wyoming Moran, I'ln
tah county. Charles J. Allen, vice Jude
These rural routes have been ordered
established February 1: In Union county,
Eouth Dakota, Alcesler; routes 2, 3 and 4;
population, 1,313; houses, litis. Beresfonl;
routes 6, 7 and 8; population, 1,445; houses.
289. Elk Point: route 5; population, 450;
houses. 90. Jefferson; route J; population,
4J; houses, W.
Warren D. Lathtop 1ias been appointed
regular and Mrs. Forest Lathrop substi
tute carrier for route 2 at Cherokee. la. '
SESATK REPlbl.lCA8 HE DlViDfr'n
Four Members of Committee Favor
WASHINGTON. Nov. 21. Dlverae.it
views developed at a conference of re
publican piembers of the senate committee
j on Interstate commerce today. The confer
ence iouowea a regular meeting of the
committee In th afternoon and was at
tended by six of the eight republican
members. Senators Clapp and Millard
were not presetit.
Of the six members attending the con
ference it developed that Senators Elkius,
Aldrlch. Kean and Foraker wer nearly
In accord on one side and Senators Cullom
and Dolllver were on the other. No propo
sitions were advanced, but the four sen
ator In th first group mentioned Indi
cated their deal re for harmonious action
and not too radical legislation. Senators
ICullom and Dolllver Insisted that the only
j way to have harmonious republican action
was for all th republican to get In line
with th president and support hi recom
mendations. Th other senators suggested
that the proposition of th president had
not been crystalized sufficiently to deter
mine Just what he wanted.
,enator, ,mbodyln, hl. Viw. aithoh .T
Is known that Mvtral measure hav been
; drafted. Attar th oonfrnc adjourned
.h.7 . Vm .I
,h - !$. a bill would b. agr.ed
I upon, but the confident opinion was also
expressed mat tn majority of th full
committee would n-port a bill In line with
the recommendations of the president.
Previous to the conference, the coinmit-
,CoaUnued ou Second I'st.)
After Hearing from Secretary Labor
Federntlon Votes tt Increase
riTTSRI RO. Nov.. 21 At tlie morning
session of the American Federation of
Iibor. Frank K. Foster of Boston, secre
tary of the committee, on President Horn
pcr's report, read a supplementary report.
The matter of the elglit-hotir rtuy for the
union printers was indorsed and the exec
utive council In giving th printers moral
aid and financial support Was commended.
The council was Instructed 1o continue
their aid to the printers )r It is necessary
after January. 1. ' '
The committee repwted 'that the eight
hour day for printers Is hi force In V
cities and towns In this country, and an
assessment of 4 cents a member was
ordered by the federation to aid the
printers In their contest, 'This assessment
Is expected to yield shout li.ono. The W
cent sssrssment made by the International
Typographies 1 union ha been Indorsed
by that body br a voto of 25.!M to 6.1131.
The principal feature cf today's sessions
of the American Federation of Labor came
In the afternoon, when the section fT th
grievance commlttew wis presented asking
for tho abolition of the souvenir program
In connection with Isbop events. Repre
sentatives of the smaller tradrs unions
throughout the country Were charged with
grafting, fqrgery snd jlhreatening the em
ployers with strikes nid boycotts In get
ting out souvenir bocW fof lnbnr tiny and
other occssions. Many-of the leading dele,
gates to the convention. Including Presi
dent Samuel Oompers.. talked on the ques
tion, and while the names of the labor
unions against which . the charges wore
made were not uncovered, labor leaders
In every city were accused of the practice.
A resolution was offered and sdopted con
demning the Issuing of souvenir books by
the labor unions, nd hereafter It Is likely
that none will be Issued, i'
A warm discussion arose over the Colo
rado situation and the Western Federation
of Miners. A resolution was presented to
the exocutive council Insisting upon the
Western Federation of Miners either carry
ing out the purpose for .which much finan
cial aid was contributed, which was to
tako the cases to the highest courts or give
to the executive council an accounting of i
what was done with the monrn- President 1
Oompers, in order to enlighten the con
vention on the subject, a!d h had pre
pared the appeal requesting aid for the
Western Federation of Miners. He said , Df8t century the world has ever seen. We
the money was to defend the rights and are making progress. 1 am deeply Im
libertlea of the Colorado miners before the I Pressed by the scope and character of the
I m-orlr tt thla orciiti 7nlmn Sllirrlv rflicn All
courts and nothing else. 4
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Delegate Calahan of Denver said all the
Information rieaireff am to (iiw the mrtnnv ;
was used could be easily furnished and
further discussion on the subject was
Late torilght the Colorado delegates an-
nounced that Denver ha been withdrawn
as a contestant for the next place of :
meeting or the federation. - The reason
given was that the mine 'owners of the '
west have a damage suit against the United j Pt welcome, the words Dy Mrs. Major uai
Mlne Worker of America for H10.000. and I ley and tlle muR,c b' B-n Stanley. Llttlo
should delegates from that organization at
tend a convention In Colorado, legal com
plications would arise thj t would be to the
detriment of the federation. i
Former President of California I'nl
verslty Tells Where I'nlted
States May Lose.
BERKELEY. Cal., Nov. 21.-Horace
Davis, a former president of the state
university and prominently connected with
the Pacific coast trade with the Orient,
declared today In a lecture on that subject
before the College of Commerce, a branch
of the university, the boycott on American
goods in China to be a menace to American
Interests in the Orient, creating a sltua
tion so serious that the Chinese govern-
ment finds Itself powerless to control It
Thla untoward condition he attributed to
the harsh administration of the American
Speaking of the possibilities of the trade
with China alone, he said:
"The Chinese now have -a foreign com.
mrce amounting to about $1.25 a head per ' J""'1"- corps, one rescue homo for fallen
, . . . , . . - l women, one maternity hospital, one salvage
ear. Japan has In forty years developed ! and industrial department, one working
a. commerce, running up from nothing to men's hotel, one inquiry department and
about $6.50 per person a year, or about i one lttbr bureau.
i,wowa . . .. ' ., Last year the Salvation army provided
$.10,000,000 per year altogether. If China manv homrB wilU Christmas cheer in
can be made to develop such a trade as , Omaha, and this year the local officers
this. In the same time. It would amount ' propose to provide l.ofKi of Omaha's worthy
t.. ,,..t s. mrt t.A vn. n in.'. e. ' Pr wit" fl'e ClirlMtmas dinner and a
to about $.,000,000,000. Now China s for- . Christmas treat for 500 poor children. Shoea
elgn commerce Is $13,0)0,000. What this and stockings will be given to the needy,
great growth would mean to all Uie coun- 1 together with some Hula toy reminding
.,ii.ti. .,u,Ii.i,.i.ci,i a I them that it is Christmas time, for that
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can easily be understood. If China could
ever be made to develop a foreign coin
fierce equaling per capita the commerce
of this country, it would amount to the
stupendous total of $13.u00,u00.ooo a year, an
amount almost Inconceivable."
JUDGE WILL ENJOIN FRAUD
St. Louis Jurist Assumes Jurisdiction
In Case Against Morfh Amer
ican Investment Company.
ST. 1.0113. Nov. 21. Judge Sale of the
St. Louis circuit court handed down a
decision yesterday overruling a demurrer
l filed by attorneys for the North American
'"vestment company, in a suit against the
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company fllod by Emll Summer and other
1 shareholders in the company, asking that
j the company be ordered to redeem certain
, of-its bonds.
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The company in Its demurrer held that
the supervisor of building and loan associ
! atlons, who is ex-oftlcio supervisor of bond
' nnd investment companies, is the only per
! son who can institute such a suit. In his
, opinion Judge Sale gave as one reason
I for overruling the demurrer that a corpora
: tion, like an individual, must lie Judged by
, ii cia. m iruiu iu me conieniion that ' rent ot me givis wno enter, and In our
the circuit court did not liave Jurisdiction ! P0"" man's hotels we supply over 2.0o0,0u0
' Jmln Hnle irt- "If a court ( i . beds. This will give you a sllitlit Idea of
.judge Hale said. If a court of equity In : the mlI1.nlty of our organization and of
fcuch circumstances is powerless to relieve the laige force over which I have com
j against fraud, it Is a singular exception j mand.
; to' one of the most ancient doctrines of ; Cuscaden's Philharmonic orchestra ren
; equity Jurisdiction." I dered Handel's "Lurgo" in a manner which
j -- I showed the perfection to which Mr. C'us-
THEODORE HAS BROKEN NOP
Son of President Hart In Rosing;
Match and Will Sabuitt to
CAMBRIDGE. Mas... Nov. 21.-Inve.li-
gaitun oi a repori mai. neouoie noose-
ve.lt. Jr.. had his none broken In last Satur-
day's foot ball game between the fresh- !
men of Harvard and Tale today disclosed
th fact that the young man will submit
to an operation within a day or two for an
old Injury received In a boxing match and
not on the gridiron.
borne time ago one of the small bones in
ouug Roo-elt's nose was broken by a
blow received in a. friendly bout. The
fracture was t st the time, but as it
healed th none beca'rs slliLtij io.s
EVA BOOTH AT AUDITORIUM
Commander of American Forces of Salva
tion Army in Omaha.
THOUSANDS TURN OUT TO GREET HER
GoTernor Mickey Presides Over Im
mense (fathering; Assembled to
Hear the leader of the
W ork In America.
Commander Eva Booth of the Salvation
Army of tho fnlted States addressed an
audience at the Auditorium Tuesday night
which completely filled the building, oc
cupying every available seat atvl filling all
of the stsndlng room until between .000
and 10,000 people gathered within the walls
of the big building. Many prominent citi
zens of Omaha were on the platform, In
cluding Thomas Kllpntrlrk. G. M. Hitch
cock. K. A. Benson. Charles J. Lane. Ed
ward Rosewater and many clergymen of
Governor Mickey presided, although the
meeting was In the hands of Commissioner
Kllbey, commanding the v-rMcrn forces o?
the Falvatlon Army. Curcaden's Philhar
monic orchestra opened the evening's pro
gram with the "Tsnnhnuser" march by
Wngnrr and the congregation, led by tho
chorus and orchestra, sang "Coronation."
Rev. Dr. Maokay led In thn prayer, fol
lowed by the most ambitious musical num
ber of the evening, Gounod's "Gallia." The
Festival chorus of Tirt voice sang this with
a vim and a finesse which augurs well for
the future appearances of the chorus In
connection witli the Cuscaden orchestva.
Mrs. Stanley sang the "Jerusalem" solo,
besides the other solo numbers In the
"Gallia" and song In n round full voice
which could be heard In all parts of the
Governor Mickey's Remarks.
In Introducing Miss Booth Governor
In this day of fine-spun theories and
technical distinction belween "Isms," It is
good to occasionally break away from
church conservatism and get down to thn
bedrock of Christianity, practical charity
and philanthropy. I am glad to do honor
to the distinguished ricaa ot tms orgnniza
tion. I regard the Salvation Army as one
Cf ,h." very potent Influences how making
for the betterment of humanity. Practical
Christianity Is emblazoned all over Its
banner. I have no patience with the ties
simlst. In my Judgment this Is the best
hour et tlm Vtffet Hav of thn hrRf vpnr of the
I campaign of
oraanizatlon has an imoortant place in the
en of proKiess. and la putting to
ii the mutter of applied charities
i m nnif nf I hn ilrinr nriruniviitliirta VfMli'
I presence here this evening is appreciated
de-iand shows the sympathy you have with
the great cause of progress.
MlM Bootn' "',''tl- recovered from a
lckle8s, spoke with difficulty at first, hut
waa soon able to make herself heard all
over tho hall. As she rose to sneak she
wa welcomed by a speciality prepared song
I Helen ualley presented her witn a beau-
tlful bouquet of chrysanthemums.
Compliment for Omaha..
Mis Booth opened her discourse with a
very high compliment, to Omaha and the
citizens of Omaha for the work that they
had done in assisting the local order and
for the manner in which they had turned
out to welcomo her on her fir8t appearance
in the city. She said that never but once
before In her life had she received such
an enthusiastic welcome, and that It would
always hold a place as one of the long-to-be-remetnbered
dates In her life. She went
I cannot help but realize that this Ini
mense assemblage is an unparalleled
: evidence of appreciation of the magnificent
; the Cnited States and. In fact. In the whole
world. And sun l cannot help nut take
a slight share or this welcome myself.
f ...... i . a f ar , 1 , i J nnnl iq il.i.il.i.i u1
j tlon. will take Its place in the long list
i of pleasant memories which I cherish.
Omaha, the growing city, the metropolis
of a great stale, Omaha, the wideawake
town, Omaha, the beautiful, will be re
membered by me as long as life shall last.
Omaha la not a stranger to this organiza
tion, as the officers of this order have
been doing a magnificent work in Omaha.
We have In Omaha one senior corps, one
We preach salvation lor ail men and
that is the work of our order st all times.
.? Tu ' ".".hT.:V:" 'I
the poor and for finding employment for
' those who are out of work,
'. Booth Interspersed her discourse
i with short stories of the good work that
I the army has done In this and other i oun-
tries and held the vast audience to the
finish with her strong style.
Work of the Army.
She spoke in glowing terms of her father,
saying tiiat no girl should be more honored
to carry the name of her father than she
was. She told of her predecessors In
office, first her brother-in-law, Booth
Tucker, and later her sister, while she
! was commander-in-chief of the forces In
1 Canada. She said
I . .. .j.....
' 1 am a soldier, born a soldier, raised a
soldier and a soldier from choice. Never
den of the race.
1 Wo liuvi. Ilflv-ftve indllMtl-inl hoiyiAa tn
the United States, and. besides, we main-
. tain Sfcomi nana stores where the poor
sre vuoplied ut a nominal cofct. Our work
ers solicit umong our friends canton? cloth
' ing. which is patched and mended and
glued together until it is quite presenta
ble. Ijist year we supplied l.CiB.O'io people
with supplies of furniture and clothing
, from these second hand stores of ours.
In our rescue nonies we save st per
! raden has brought this new organization.
. The ..HalP,uJah- chorus was sung by the
festival chorus., assisted by the orchestra.
I OCT TRIP OF SI KUF.STIO
Object of Her lslt Eaplalaed by the
1 Vooagr Commander.
Mis. Booth arrived at 11:30 a. m. oier the
Burlington from St. Louis.
I Besides her secretary. Major Mrs. Stsn- 1
yon. nd Staff Captain Griffith of New
York, who ar making the tour with her.
Miss Booth is accompanied by a number of
officers from the middle west, who have
Joined her enroute. In the party are: Cum.
mander George A. Kilbey, lit charge of the
work wist of Chicago: Lieutenant Colonel
Charles Miles of Chicago. Lieutenant Col
onel M T. Scott of Chicago and Major
and Mrs. Dubbin, general secretaries to
, iCu&UbUeti W second I'tit.)
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair In F.nst,
rtain In West Portion
Thn rail ay I-air.
Temprratnre at Omaha escrdai
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THOMAS ATTEMPTS SUICIDE
laanclate of the Late C. J. Itrilln
Drinks 4 arhollc Acid at Lea
LEAVENWORTH. Knns . Nov. 2I.-W. F,.
Thomas, associate or the late C. J. Devlin,
swallowed carbolic arid tonight at 9 o'clock.
Ho is still nlive.
Thomas, besides being associated with
C. .1. Iel)ii In coal mino operations, was
one of the principal stockholders In the do.
funct First National Imnk of Topeka. Mr.
Thomas hail been In 111 health since the
failure of the Topeka bunk nnd the failuro
of the Devlin Interests ns he was heavily
Involved, his liabilities being about I4SO.00O
unil his assets about IIT.I.OOO. A trained
nurse had been attending hltn for the past
month. Tomorrow It had been planned he
was to start for Hot Springs. Ark., for
TonUht at 5 o'clock .Mr. Thomas went
Into his bathroom, where he found a bottle,
of carbolic add He dr ink part of the con
trnts anl vrns found in a semi-conscious
condition by Ms nurse. Several physicians
and a priest were hastily summoned and re
ports from the home at a. late hour arc
to tho effect that he cannot recover.
TOPEKA. Kans. Nov. 21 The creditors'
meeting In the Involuntary bankruptcy case
of W. E. Thomas of Leavenworth aud the
Southwestern Fuel company of Topeka to
day developed that an effort will probably
bo made to compel tho Merchants Nrf'
tlnnal bank of Topeka to pay btirk $9.4"0,
which It received from the Southwestern
Fuel company the latter part of July
because the other creditors jdeemed It pre
ferred .payment. The meetings were ad
journed to December 19 when all the minor
Levun corporations will gather In Topeka
to file claims.
ANTI-SALUUN LtAGUt MEETS
Delegates Are Welcomed to Indian
apolis by Governor J. Frank
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 21. In opening the
tenth annual convention of tho American
Anti-Saloon league at the Roberto Parker
church tonight Governor Hanly declared
that in a campaign where moral questions
wore involved and good, clean government
is at stake, tho Christian church should
play as strong a part as possible. "Or
dinarlly the Christian church ought to !
keep out of politics." He added
It perhaps has nothing to do with mak-
Ing tiiritt fcchodulea and determining ratios. ; New York Life were the only insurance
but in settling moral questions and tilling companies, that made such contributions,
offices with clean, moral men the church .,. ,. , ,, . . , , '"'I
finds Its proper sphere In polities. No i TllP contributed regularly $10,000
seeker for puhlla office willing to do what ; to state campaigns, the Mutual Life the
is right and anxious to serve the people -same simi frequently and the New York
WK&iSTnc ot u,c c"urch in Llfe a "H,n not e" ,ar --'nUy..
Uy refraining troi.i partisansl ip the man-XT1 monks w.re always delivered In
agers of the league have, enlisted tho sup-j cash to Senator Piatt's office by messen
Lrt "L'?Lrn'.,':'t.r, ""l"5". Ker and ho turned them over to tho stnte
. iiu ouiiui v iin iii 1 1 iv i rM- i r-$i imj uy
' 1leo"e- practical Knowledge of politics
v viiiutiitu tv in an uimnni 4 iii UOVtHH 1 1 1 tn
patriotic ana eiiarnanic ideals has enabled
lorm in till parts ot the country.
Governor Hanly was greeted with the
ohautauqua salute as he arose to welcome
the convention delegates to Indianapolis.
Response to Governor Hanly's welcome J
was made by the Rev. Dr. Howard Russell,
j superintendent of the New York league
j w? analyzed the recent election returns
to show that a renaissance of civic right
eousness is Just beginning In America.
Tho sessions of the convention will be
continued tomorrow afternoon and night.
SALOONMAN FURNISHES BAIL
Identity of Man Who Furnished Cash
Uouil for Alleged Illearal Voter
NEW YORK. Nov. 21. It became known
today thai the man who furnished $5,000
ball for John Krup, who disappeared last
week on the day set for his trial on the
charge of Illegal voting in tho Eighteenth
assembly district, was John V. Pickett, a
saloon keeper on Thlrd avenue near
Twenty-second street. This disclosure fol
lowed the appearance today before the
grand Jury of Krup's counsel, Churles P.
Dillon, who last week refused to answer
questions put to him before the Jury. Dil
lon toduy was directed by Recorder Goff
to answer these questions. Pickett was
subpoenaed by Attorney General Mayer to
upfiear before tho grand Jury tomorrow
when Dillon will also be further examined.
The flisl sentence for Illegal voting at
New York's recent election was passed to
day upon Edward Meade. He was sen
tenced to Sing Sing prison for not less
than two years nor more than three years
and six months. He pleaded guilty to
voting twice on election day.
COLLEGE IS AFTER CORONER
Kenyon President Takes Exception to
Report on Death of Student
Killed by Traiii.
MO IT NT VERNON. O, Nov. 21.-Ple.si-dent
Pierce of Kenyou college, through
his attorneys, today demanded of Coroner
Scarborough a transcript of the testimony
taken In the inquest held on the body of
Stewart L. Plerson, the student who was
killed by a train while awaiting Initiation
Into a college fraternity. Coroner Scar
borough refused to comply with the request
until (he testimony hud been submitted to
the grand Jury.
Notice was served by the attorneys upon
the coroner that proceedings In mandamus
would be instituted to compel him to de
liver a copy of the testimony.
The testimony will be used, ths attor
neys say, as the basis for a suit against
, the county und Coroner 8csrboroufch If no
I Indictments are returned in the esse.
Movements of Ocean easels Nov. 21.
At New York Arrived : Pertisia. from
Naples; Kaiser Wllhclm der Qrosse, from
Bremen: Noordam. from Rotterdam:
Louisiana, from Copenhagen. Sailed: Kron
1 for Naples; C'evlc. for IJverpoid; Madonna
l-rin v liiifiin. ior ririnen; i arnutlita
At Nrl- Arrived: Panonla. fi
York. Sailed: Cretlc and Sicilian, for New
Princess Irene, for
At itilirsltsr 8ntled
At Avonmouth Balled
A' Glasgow Arrived:
N " V..rk
At ju enstown Arrived
from Pli lis del phi j .
At Liverpool -Kjlled: I.aka Chan.plsln
for St. Jol ns; Ha.vula. or Boston.
At Cherbourg-Sailed- FrKdrich dtr
Liivue, lot tiitriic.-u aud New York.
PAY FOR LOBBYIST
Identity of Senator De pew'g Rantankerons
MAN IS W. S. MANNING OF ALBANY
Mr. Nichols Say He it an Actuary Who
Fromote Holdup Bill,
MONEY IS PAID TO KEEP HIM QUIET'
Manning Makes a Denial, Baying Pay
menu Are for Watching Legislation
SENATOR PLATT TAKES THE STAND
Says Kqnltnble, Jtw York Life and
New York Mntnal F.ach Con
trllnitrd to the Sew York
State Campaign Knnd.
NEW YORK. Nov. 21 -The Identity of
Senator IJepew s "rantakorous friend from
up the river" was disclosed In th wsslon
of the state legislative Insurance InvcatUra
tion committee today by the testimony of
John A. Nlcholn, a lawyer under retainer
by the Equitable Life Assurance society.
Mr. Nichols, had written Senator Depew
a letter referring to an individual In tho
iiIhivc ti rtns and thla letter was read at the
session of the committee Friday when
Senator Ivpew was on the stand. Th
senator was unable to recall who was
meant by the "rantankerous frlemi." but
today Mr. Nlchola disclosed a series of
payments to W. H. Manning of Alhany, a
former actuary who had been connected
with the Investigation of Insurance com
panies in 1KT7. Mr. Hughes Inquired as to
a report that Manning had been in pos
session of the Information that was sup
pressed during this Investigation and that
would have ben detrimental to the Equit
able. Mr. Nichols could not recall tho
suppression of information, but he detailed
the payment of sums of money over a
considerable period to Manning as an In
ducement to give up his business as actu
ary In which capacity ho lielloved Manning
was a menace to the Equitable Life. Mr.
Nichols said he wns paid a retainer from
the Mutual and the New York Life for the
same duties, that of "taking care of Man
ning," as Mr. Uughes characterized It. Ha
added that the payments by the Equltah'n
for Manning were made to Nichols on
vouchers bearing falao names. wh)ch Mr.
Nichols paid was dono to protect Manning.
Plntt on Contributions.
Aside from the disclosures made by
Nichols on the witness stand, the feature
of the day was the appearance of I'nlted
States Senator Thomas C. Piatt, who did
not I'esitate to tell of the contributions
of Insurance companies to the state cam-
I nalgn. The Equitable, the Mutual and the
,t t , ( . .
"', , V ' , . , . "
"- ' miiii' ii' f nn it-jg itm iui J W I Iff II
any legislation appeared that was hostile
to the Insurance companies. Senator Piatt
said he believed lie had asked President
R. A. McCurdy of tho Mutual Life for a
contribution when the needs were great.
He, however, had never been asked to use
his Influence on .any measure before the
legislature nor had lie ever don so. He
knew nothing about contribution, to tho
Tarbell on Commissions.
Gage R Tarbell was also a witness again
today. His testimony Friday was Inter
rupted by the adjournment and today ho
continued his explanation of the agency
system of which he had charge and tho
manner of arriving at the commissions.
He detailed a history of the agoncles of
Insurance companies and his own efforts lo
reduce the cost of getting business.
During his testimony Mr. Tarbell made
a very extensive explanation of the good
that the Insurance companies have dono
and tho difficulties under which the work
Is carried on.
One part of his testimony caused much
amusement to the committee as well is
the spectators when ho described a fight
with the New York Life over the taking
of agents. In this statement Mr, Tarbell
told how he had won over a general agent
and 200 subagents of tho New York Life
In this city without tho cost to the Equit
able of so much us one dollar. Th only
Inducement offered was that the agents
could make more on a commission basis
than on the salary of the New York Life.
Mr. Tarbell detailed this deal with the
agrnt in its various steps and said he
closed thn deal on a Sunday. Ho thought
It was a good Job and was done on a good
Mr. Tarbell' testimony was Interrupted
again during the ofternuon session and As
semblyman James K. Apgar of Westchester
was culled. His card with the inscription
"Mr. Hyde Kays to iay htm" was attached
to a voucher for $1.0tiy, which the Equitable
paid Thomas L. Hunted, and the vouohcr
bore llusted's endorsement. Mr. Apgar
knew nothing about tho money nor did he
know how I, is card cumi, to be used for
such a purpose, nor hud he ever heard of
any money being paid by the Equitable or
any one else. Ho knew Fields, but never
knew of his receiving money for political
purposes. Fields was politically active In
Westciiesii r, where ho also lived, Mr. Ap
gar suld, and generally elected any one ha
net out to tlict. Mr. Apgar had talked with
Fields at Alhuuy whllo a member of the
Insurance commute, but ln;ver on any mat
ters In the. legislature to which Fields was '
ppHscd. He had also called on Field
socially In the house maintained by Fields.
Mr. Apgar said his relations wore, norm -what
slruined with Thomas II. H listed and
as he Is (read he usked to be excused from
entering into an extensive t xplauatlon of
It was explained today that the deposition
of Georse H Squire, the former financial
manager of the Equitable, would b read
for the record, but Mr. Hughes explained
that the suhcoiniiiitleu had not completed
the examination of Mr. Squire, because it
had to he taken In parts, Mr. Squir br
ing too fefb'.e to stand any lengthy con
versation. The deposition will thersfor bs
read when It Is completed.
Manning Knows Things.
ALBANY. N. V.. Nov. il.-Wlicn William
S. Manning of this city was told of thn
part his name liad played in the New
York insurance Investigation, he replied
with considerable heat; "If they want Pi
hrai lioni lie, lei thfm fall m befor
th" committee. I tan Ml Mr. Hughes .
f'.w thing. The placf hers h should
turn his a i cl.light l not so much on tho
ulticti of U.a Insjiuat companies at lav
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