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    The Omaha -Daily
The Best Foreign News Sertke
will be found in
Poses 1 to 8.
Tour ConrioU at Jefferson City Make Pes-
perate Attempt to Escape.
Outer Gate n Qniikly Blown Open with
Tt la Goon Surrounded by Poaaei aid Fierce
Batile Ensues.
After Hundreds of Shots' Art Ex
rhanirl Men Sea that Escape
la Impossible tnd
JEFFERSON riTT. Mo., Nov. 24-Hlram
lilako, the convict who was Injured In, a
buttle with a posse, died tonight.
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. Nov. 24.-A des
perate attempt to escape from the elate
penitentiary was made by four convicts at
it 15 o'clock thin afternoon, resulting In a
terrific battle with weapons ami nitrogly
cerine at the prison gate, a running light
through the streets of Jefferson City and
the final capture of the four convicts, two
of whom . were ehot and wounded. Two
prison officers were ahot dead and a third
severely wounded.
The dead:
JOHN" CLAY. gatekeeper.
K. ALLISON, officer of the commissary
Wounded :
Deputy Warden H. E. Sec, ehot In arm
!nd hip.
Harry Vaughn, convict, St. I-onis, shot In
Hiram Blake, convict from Grundy
rounty, shot and probably fatally hurt.
Mutineers captured unhurt:
George Ryan, from St. Louis.
Charles Raymond.
Warden Mat W. Hall, Yardmasfer Porter
Sllvln and five prison guards departed this
rooming for Fort leaven worth. Kan., on a
per la I train, conveying seventy-one fed
pral prisoners, who are bring transferred
from tho Missouri state penitentiary to the
government prison at Fort Leavenworth.
It is believed that this fact had much to
do with the outbreak today, as It is sur
mised the convicts had counted largely
upon Warden Hull's absence In their pre
meditated desperate attempt to escape.
Outbreak Without Warning;.
There was not the slightest premonition
of any trouble within the prison walls.
Suddenly convlcta Harry Vaughn.' Charles
Raymond. Hiram Blake, George Ryan and
Kll Zelglrr, who were working in close
proximity to the prison gate. Inside the
Inclosure, a If by given signal, made a
rush for the gate. From their pockets
they drew pistols, and It la presumed that )
at least one of thent 'carried a bottle of
nitro-lycerlne.. Where these weapons and
the explosive mere obtained has not yet
been discovered. ' Rushing' past the gate,
they entered Deputy Warden See'a office
and shot him as he sat In his chair. -He
sank bark and wna unable to resist them.
Instantly they returned to the gate and
met Oateman John Clay, who had been j
alarmed by the shots. Before ho could ,
raise his weapon he was shot dead. Guurd i
E. A. Allison, who was attracted by the j
shooting, was their next victim. He waa ,
shot through the head and died almost in-
stsntly. Then, as if to signal the convicts !
that the attempt to escape had been started, !
the convict s( seized the bell rope hanging
by the gate andVnomentaiily rang the bell,
(iateman Clay had left the wagon gate
ajar when ha appeared and was shot dead.
The convlcta rushed through, dragging his
body with them, slammed the gate shut
and fastened It on the Inside. They were
then In the wagon entrance to the peni
tentiary, this entrance being about forty
feet long by fifteen feet wldo and leading
to the public street through another double
gate of steel. This outside gate was lucked, j merce, said:
but tha desperate convicts were deterred j "It Is a good bill. I believe tt to be the
but for a moment. Placing their nltro- I basis of a measure that will be acceptable
glycerine under the outside gate they blew , to everybody. It Is certainly comprehensive
an opening through the masstv steel doors and I anticipate good results from It."
and before tho smoke had cleared the j Continuing his thought on railroad rata
opening they had dashed through past a legislation, Mr. Millard said he was still in
number of "trusty" convlcta working In ' favor of a new cabinet position ' to be
the street and ran madly for twelve blocks, j known aa secretary of transportation. "Just
Zelgler, It was found, had fulled to leave ' think what that would mean to Nebraska
tha penitentiary walls. Almost before the ! If wo could pull off such an appointment,"
four escaping convicts had covered the dis- ! said the senator. "But seriously, we need
tance of one block the prison officials, . some such depurtment. We endeavor tu
heavily armed, were In pursuit, shooting t look after commerce and labor with a cab
as they ran. Pedestrians Jumped behind ' Inet office, why not have a secretary of
trees, ran Into houses and crouched down j transportation, which la quite as Import
behind any obstacle that presented refuge, ant."
Those living In houses along the line of E. J. Murfin of Lincoln, who Is a plctur-
flight, alarmed by the shooting, rushed out
to ascertain the cause. Women screamed
and fled precipitously, while the majority
'i iui ineu aciaeu weapons ana joined the
prison officials in the pursuit.
Battlo froaa Wagoa.
A desperate fear gave speed to the con
victs and they outran their pursuers. Near
the Missouri Pacific railway depot they
came upon a wagon being driven by Or
vllle Lane. Jumping Into this wagon they
seised Lane and held him to act as a shield
from the bullots of their pursuers. One
convict laalitd the horse Into a run. The
wild ride was ot short duration, however. '
us another poaM consisting of city police
augmented by citizens, appeared In front'
of them, and seeing that further flight '
was cut off they stopped the horse and
made a desperate stand. Lane was thrown
to the bottom of the wagon and crouching
over htm, shielding themselves to the best
possible advantage behind the sides of tha
vehicle, they opened fire back to buck on
ihelr pursuers. The prison's officials
Khouted to them to surrender or they would i bl'n down.
iw shot dead. Their only reply was a i ,n several parts of the business aectlon
volley from their revolvers. Then followed'0' llie tlt otabl' around the Firu Na
one of the most desperate street battles tlonal bank building and Uie Musonlc Teni
fiut ever took olace ln the annala of I Pie, It was found necessary to a'atlou a
raping convicts In Jefferson City,
pos-semen Jumped behind trees and
with telling effect. pllnterlng tha wagon
and finally putting a bullet througo one
of the convicts, wuo fell to the ground,
Thereupon, aeelng that death was Inevitable
uiiu luuiirr ivaiBivui;c uaeieaa me ConVlCtS
aurrenderej. With a rush the officials
Air J ar nd tne wagon, prepared to shoot
to tKe d-ath If the surrender was a rustt.
Rut no rrsisience was offered. It was
found that Convlcta aughn and Blake i
acre suffering from bullet wounds. Driver
i i vllle Lane and Convicts Ryan and Ray
u;ond were uninjured. Tha convicts were
immediately taken back to the penitentiary
where the wounded were given medical)
.iilrntion. while tho uninjured were placed
In solitary confinement in dungeon evils.
A' iia!d investlgatl ,n was immediately
marled to ascertain from what source tha
mutineers obtained their aeupons und tha
x ploalv.
Convict Hurry Vaughn from tr. Louis
Aniltfr of Lallan nt to Delay
Demonstration of the
PARIS. Nov. 24. It is stated In oP.lclil
quarters here that the exchange o( com
munications between the powers euneernir.g
Turkey's answer to their ultimatum have
resulted in the practical determination not
to consider 'the answer as postponing the
naval demonstration, which will proceed
without f'jrther parley.
It Is understand that the warships of the
powers are alreadv moving from Piraeus.
J Their objective Is not yet definitely stated.
but the Island of Mitylenc still nppeura to
be the objective applicable to the situation.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Nov. 54.-Via 8orto.
Bulgaria. Nov. 24. The porte's reply to the
demands of the powers Is not only a cate.
gorlcal rejection of the demands, but eon
tains thinly veiled threats that the pres
sure of Europe will positively excite the
Turkish population to reprisals on 4he
Christians. Tho n.te states that the Turk
ish government finds It absolutely Impos
sible to accept financial control of Mace
donia, as It would violate the sultan's sov
ereignty. After agreeing to the prolonga
tion of the mandates of the foreign civil
agents the note concludes:
If the powers Increase the pressure In
order to compel the acceptance of the con
trol scheme the mtcrtal government de
clines all responsibility for 'he conse
quences which may arise from I lie discon
tent among the people.
The foreign representatives are consid
ering the questlou of Increasing the num
ber of their guard ships hero In order to
protert citizens of tlielr nationalities.
Maron Marschall von Blcbcrsteln. the
German ambassador, has again urgently
represented to the authorities the ad
visability of accepting the powers' demand
Bnd to thus prevent disagreeable conse
quences. WASHINGTON, Nov. 24. There Is no
warrant In official view for the Interference
by the I'nlted States In what Is going on In
Turkish waters.
Money One France Placed la Charge
of American Minister at
Ca ra ca a.
CARACAS. Nov. 24. -In view of tho fact
that no epresontative of the' French gov
ernment called on the Venezuelan govern
ment November 14 for the second Install
ment of the Plumley arbitration award,
that being the date on which It was due,
tho Venezuelan government asked the
American minister, Mr. Russell, to receive
the installment and yesterday the money
was delivered to the American minister.
PARIS. Nov. 24.-A dispatch from
l'Orlent says the French cruiser Jean Bart
will take on Its armament December 12
for tho purpose of forming part of the
division charged to make a demonstration
In Venezuelan waters. The ministry of
marine, however, will not give any addi
tional details. The Foreign office officials
Insist thnt no decision has been taken to
use any force, but they add that the naval
branch Is taking preparatory measures so
to be n (ne .pnl of tn0 ,n)llre
of the negotiations to secure a pacific so
lution. . . . . .'w. .
It was anounced from Paris November
16 that the Foreign office had been advised
that President Castro November 15 had re
fused to pay the second Installment of the
Plumley arbitration award. The arbltra-
tlon covered damages sustained by French
cttlaens In Venezuela during revolutionary
periods prior to 1903. The Judgment was In
favor of France, which waa awarded about
$650,000 and President Castro paid tho first
Installment three months ago.
Eipreaare Belief Meaaore Will
Raala of Bill Acceptable to
tho Country.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (Special Tele
gramsSenator Millard, speaking of the
Foraker bill, which was presented today to
the senute committee on Interstate corn-
; esque figure about Washington streets, has
! organized a new club In the capital known
j as the Nebraska club. It's emblem being a
"Nebraska hut," a light brown sombrero.
Senator Millard presented to Secretary
Hitchcock today E. J. Callahan of Omaha,
who Is Interested In a number of contracts
In Montana.
Wind with Velocity of Fifty-Two
Miles an Honr Daman-re Trees,
diarrhea and sign. '
CH1CAGU, Nov. 24. This city was vis
ited today by one of the heaviest wind
storms of the year, the gale reaching tho
height of fifty-two miles an hour and main-
talnlng that velocity for several hours.
Much damage was done all over the city
to trees and shrubbery and ln tho down-
town section many signs were hurled to
the tddcwalk and several chimneys were
Th 1 dozen extra policemen to prevent women ' with foreign nations or among the several
V ' .n,t chll.lren from being blown djwn or ,,ttt,',: or "ha" ""'after authorize for
shot;and .hlldrn rrom Delng blown down or . r,.lu,re of pre.p,rty as punishment for uny
In .Ha m-u v- of HAttHltlir tpMIim lh f.i t a ' ..i. .i...t i.
I In the "' of P8'" teams. The gale
, decreased somewhat at nlghtrall.
j I
' All
Regulars and home Mllltla Will
He Kqulpped with ew
WASHINGTON. Nov. 24. General Crjz
ler, chief ordnance officer of tha army,
has Just given an order for intrenching
tools for tha use of tra enlisted men of
the army. I'pon the recommendation of
the general staff intrenching tools have
ben adopted as s part of The equipment
of the soldier. The order Just
which is the first, will i followed until
the whole army and a putt of the orgin-
ized militia shall be supplied. It is con-
teinplated that every soldier shall ba so
equipped as to be able to Intrench ttlauMlf
In time of cacaaalty. .
Sayi Ifeasure ia Designed to Prevent Dii
crimination of AU Kinds.
teratate Commerce Commlaaloa
Act as Proaecator aad Salt to
Be at Expense of I'nlted
Ota tea.
WASHINGTON. Nov. Cl.-Setiator Vor
aker today presented to the senate com
mittee on Interstate commerce the draft
of his bill to amend the Interstate com
merce law. He stated that ho had tried to
meet the complaints against present rail
road conditions and at the same time avoid
conferring on the Interstate Commerce
commission or any similar body the power
over railroad rates.
The Foraker bill, however, provides for
enjoining the publishing and charging of
excessive rates and for enjoining any dis
criminations forbidden by law. whether as
between shippers, places, commodities or
otherwise, and whether effected by means
of rates, rebates, classifications, private
cars, preferential "or In any other man
ner whatever." While this does not confer
upon the court the power to fix a rate, it
does authorize the court to say what Is an
unlawful rate and how much lp unlawful,
and to enjoin the carrier from charging
more than la found to be lawful. The bill
is also designed to prohihlt the giving of
passes; to allow free access to railroad doc
uments and to meet complaints as to rail
rates on export and Import freight.
Provisions of the Dill.
The Important provisions of the Foraker
bill are contained In a section which
amends section : of the Elklns act. and Is
aa follows:
Section 3 Thnt whenever the Interstate
Commerce commission may have reason
able ground for belief thnt any common
carrier Is engaging In the carriage of pas
sengers or freight tram between given
points at less than the published rates on
file, or If thereby single or co-operating
with one or more other carriers, publish
ing and charging unjust or unreasonable
rates therefor, or Is comniitlimr anv dis
criminations forbidden by law, whether as
being shippers, places, commodities or
otherwise, and . whether effected by means
of rates, rebates, classifications, preferen
tial, private ears, refrigerator cars,
switching or terminal charges, elevator
charges, failure to supply shippers equally
with rats, or in any other manner whatso
ever, it shall be its duty, if such carrier
or carriers will not, after due notice, de
sist from such violation of the law, to die
with the attorney general a brief statement
of its grounds for such belief and the evi
dence in support thereof, and thereupon,
tinder bis direction, and In the name of the
I'nlted States, a petition whall be prentcd
alleging such facts to the circuit court of
the I'nlted States sitting In equity having
Jurisdiction: and when the act complained
of ia alleged to have been committed or as
ber r committed In part in more than one
Judicial district or state. It may be dealt
with, inquired of. tried and determined In
any one of such Judicial district or states,
whereupon It shall be the duty of the court
summarily to inquire Into the facts and
circumstances, upon such notice and In
such manner aa the court shall direct,
without pleadings and proceedings apolic
nbln to ordinary suits In equity and to,
make such any other person or persons
parties thereto an the court may deem
necessary: and upon being satisfied of the
truth of the allegations or smt petiimn, ;
said court shall enjoin according to thu
ground of complaint tne puniisning ana
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so complained or. in excess or wnicn me
court shall find to be reasonable and Just;
such injunction to continue in force our-
In sue
h period as the same or substan-
tiallv the same conditions may continue
as are established by the evidence In such
cases; or shall enforce an observance of
the published tariffs If they are found to
be Just and reasonable; or direct and re
quire a discontinuance of such discrimi
nations, bv such rroper orders, writs and
process, as will, as nearly as may be. se
cure equity if right and treatment to all
shippers, which said orders, writs and
process may be enforceable as well aralnst
the parties Interested in the traffic as
airalnst the carrier or carriers complained
of ; and all proceedings herelnunrter shall , their farm home, six miles south of In
be subjected to the right of appeal to the , dependence, Ia. The husband and father.
aunremo court as now provided by the act
of February 11, 1903. to expedite the hear
ings of suits In equity: but such appeals
shall not operate to stay or supersede the
order of the court or the execution of any
writ or process thereupon, unless the cir
cuit or supreme court, on application there
for made for good cause, so order.
Attorneys to Proeecute.
It shall be the duty of the several dis
trict attorneys of the L'nited States, which-
I?, Kw7,.r7,,.nror unon there:
quebt of the Interstate Commerce conimls- 1 been savagely hacked with a knife. After
sion. to institute and prosecute such pro- I her murder the children had evidently been
lTilMllnn ln one by onVn1 murderfd ,n a
l lilted Btates or by the railroad company ; similar manner, for all wore clothing that
or companies, as the court may Judge tqun- I indicated that they had been at work on
able and Just, and such proceedings snail I tne farm JUBt deatn The bab(. not
(lUl pi i VaUlltS lliv at biibjiiibj v usv a v mv
ifcovi-rv of the damages by any parly in
jured, or any other action, proviued said
act approved February 4. Ia87, entitled "An
act to regulute commerce and acts amend
atory thereof." And In procei dings under
this act and the acts to regulate commerce,
the aald court shall have tne power to
comucl the attendance of witnesses, botn
upon, the part of the currier and uny sucn j
Snipper or snippers who may oe inieicaicu,
who shall be teiiulred to answer on all nuo-
! Jects relating directly or Indirectly tu tne
matter in controversy, unu iu coiupti m
production of all books and papeis botn
?.f'.'.ie ."'y.,"
transaction; the claim mat sum testimony
or evluencu may tend to Incriminate ihc
person giving such evidence, shall not ex
cuse sucn person from testifying, or such
corporation producing Its boons and ixipers,
but no such person shall be prosecuted or
subjected to any penally or forfeiture for
or on account of uny transaction, matter or
thing concerning which lie may testify or
prouuee evidence or information, docu
mentary or otherwise, ln such proceedings.
Provision Is made so that the laws to ex
pedite cases In the courts will apply to the
new law. No carrier la allowed to grant a
special rate or In any manner collect from
any person u greater or less compensation
than It received from any other person.
I Through Foreltu Hatca.
j Another section Of the bill Is us follows:
; That nothing In the act to regulute com
, merce, approved reuruary 4, ittsi. or In
the uct to protect traoo ana eommerco
against unlawful restraints and monopolies,
approved July 2, IhM, or fh any act umendu
torv of either of said acts, snail In trader
apply to thu establishment of rates or tho
charging or publication of the same with
respect to foreign commerce, If curried In
ships of American registry; or shall pro
hibit any neceaeary or reasonable act, as
sociation or agreement with respect to ln
. lotaiale commerce transportation that is
not in reasonable restraint of commerce
violation of such acts.
; Anoint r feature of the bill provides for
the appointment of expert examiners who.
J der tha direction of tha Interstate Cornl
merce commission can make an examina
tion at any time of all books, documents
and papers of any railroad that relate to
interstate transportation of commerce.
This will enuble the commission to ascer
tain tha facts and secure evidence.
During the two hours tha committee was
In session today Senator Foraker explained
the provisions of the bill In detail.
Pralrlo Fires hear Haron.
: HI'RON. 8- D , Nov. 24. Destructive
prairie fires hava occurred in this vicinity
during the past few days. Hundreds of
acres of pasture and grazing land have
j been burned over and much hay and grain
: In stack destroyed, together with a few
I atock shads and soma cattle bare. Ia
I each raa the flreJ resulted t ram - sparks
from passing locomotive.
Bookkeeper of fw York Life Says
Proflta on Syndicate Deal Were
Diverted to. Treasury.
NEW YORK, Nov 24,-Startling '
opments wore brought Out at today
slon of the Armstrong committee on
once investigation In the case 0f a minute
I inquiry by Mr. Hugiies, counsel to the Com
mittee, Into the syndicate transactions psr-
tlclpated In by the New York Life Insur
ance company. The most Important witness
I of the day waa Milton R. Mai.lson. a brok
I keeper of the New York life company.
during whose examination It was brought j
out that In the case of the I'nlted States
SteeJ company syndicate, the managers of
which were J. P. Morgan & Co., there ap
peared In one instance a profit due to the
New York Life of JS7.177. from which was
deducted, no reason being given, the sum
of $59,310 paid to Andrew Hamilton, who
has been described In the course of the
Investigation as the "Insurance legislative
It appeared from records produced by Mr.
Hughes that an account of J. P. Morgan &
Co. with Hamilton showed that in Decem
ber. 191. that firm had advanced to Hamil
ton the sum of inS.T3; that on October 1.
1302. this amount amounted, with InteYest,
to $39,310. and that It was then cancelled by
the entry of that amount to Hamilton's
credit. The entry of this amount In the
account of the New York Life read: "As
per cancelled statement and arrangement
with Mr. O. W. Trrklns."
It was also developed that the partici
pation In the syndicate by the New York
Life was effected through the New York
Security and Trust company, by which one
fourth of the profits of the former company
were returned.
Pressed by Mr. Hughes to tell whether
he knew of any other instance of money
due to the New York Life being paid to a
third party ns In the Hamilton case. Mr.
Madison recalled the payment In 1904 of
$4".of0 to George W. Perkins, representing
the profit on a loan of $910,000 to the Bos
ton', firm of Kidder, Peabody & Co. The
profit, witness said, came in the form of a
check on the Ft st' National hank, which he
cashed, giving the money to Mr. Perkins.
What the latter did with It the witness
did not know. No entry of the transac
tion was made on the books of the New
York Lu'e.
Other witnesses examined during the day
wero George T. Wilson, fourth vice prcsl-
dent of the Equitable; Francis W. Jackson, !
auditor, and Gerald Brown, in charge of
the bond department of the Equitable.
George W. Perkins of the firm of J. I.
Morgan & Co. tonight gave out the fol
lowing statement In relation to the testl-
mony brought out In the Insurance inves- '
tiirutinn i,it,v I
.', 1 . .... . 1
I The transactions referred to hetore the
; Insurance investigating committee today
wero perfectly proper ones If the natural
, course of the inquiry does not make this i
; clear. I am sure the committee will giv I
me an opportunity to offer further testi- I
n,i;!.J.n he matter. ' ,
BOSTON. Nov. 24. A member of the firm
of Kidder, Peabody A Co. of this city, on
being ahown a copy of the testimony of
Bookkeeper Madison of the New York Life
Insurance company at the Insurance In
vestigation today wltR reference to an al
leged loan of IS.Tfi.ooO. to the Boston firm,
said: . I
"There nover w?tny such transaettoti.
statement is either a mistake or a
William McWllllama of Independence,
la., ( barged with Murdering:
Wife and Children.
DES MOINES. Ia, Nov. 24.-Mr. Wil
liam McWllllama and her five children,
ranging from S yeara to IS years of age.
were found murdered this afternoon at
William M. McWIIIIams, Is now under ar
rest at Independence, charged with the
The murder waa one of the most brutal
In the history of eastern Iowa. Evidently
the mother had been killed while preparing
a meal, for when the bodies were found
food was on the stove rooking. She had
been killed by blows of a hammer, and her
! skull was terribly crushed, then she had
S years of age, when found, still wore a
hood and mittens and had ln its hand a
piece of buttered bread. One blow of the
hammer had sufficed for it and then the
murderer laid It ln its mother's arms. Tho
only evidence of a struggle waa found in
injuries sustained by the lti-year-old
daughter; her hands were badly lacerated
where she had apparently clutched at the
murderous knife.
The murder was discovciwd by a milk
man named Saunders, who called at the
house to get milk. When the officers
reached the house no trace of the husband
could be found, but an abandoned suit of
his clothing was found badly smeared with
blood. Later It was learned from a rural
mall carrier that McWIIIIams had been
seen on his way to Independence this af
ternoon and he had coolly told the carrier
that his family had been killed. He came
Into Independence by a circuitous route
and was not found until this evening.
McWIIIIams denies his guilt. He will be
examined as to his sanity.
i St. Louis la to Have an Independent
, gyateu to Coat Nix Million
ROCHESTER, N. Y., Nov. 24.-The di
rectors of the I'nlted States Telephone
company held a meeting ln this city last
night. The two points settled were tho ex
pansion of the Stromberg-Carlson plant lu
this city and the installation of a new plant
in St. 1-oul.
President 'Dumas Finucajie practically
admits tliut toe cupaclty ot the Stromberg
Carlson plant will be doubled and that the
St. Louis plant will be capitalized at $G,
(JCO.GxO. "The matter of the New York franchise
did not come formally liefore the meet
ing." suld Mr. Finucune. "but was of course
dUrursed by the directors. We will a alt
until the corporation counsel of New York
renders his decision before we do anything
Peratstent ttantora of Another
rtslaat AanaaaT Crews of
Raealaa Warehlae.
IjONDON. Nov. 24. A dispatch to Reu
trr's Telegram company from St. Peters
burg says it is persistently reported there
that there has been a mutiny In tha Black
sea fleet and portions -of tha Bcbastonol
garrison hava routine d, killing tha cLisf of
.staff and wounding a colonel, - v.
Begin Celebration o! Advent of Bace in Eis ory.
It M
Rabbi tnhn Delivers Eloquent and
Interesting Address to the I'nlted
Membership at Temple Israel
During Evening.
The opening exercises of the four days'
celebration of the 2.oth anniversary of the
settlement of the Jews in the I'nlted States
began Friday evening with special services
in the three Jewish churches of the city.
But little was done aside from the regular
early Friday evening services at the Rus
sian Jewish Orthodox synagogue on Capitol
avenue near Twelfth street, the services
being concluded early that the members
could attend the more elaborate services
at Temple Israel on Harney street.
Beth Hamadrash Hagodol temple at 1111
South Thirteenth street observed special
services in commemoration of the day and
occasion following the regular divine serv
ices. The church was very prettily draped
on tin; Interior with American flags. Rabbi
A. Abramson delivered a brief address
appropriate to the anniversary, after which
the congregation adjourned to Temple
Israel, where a large congregation had al
ready assembled, to listen to the address
of Rabbi Frederick Colin.
Rabbi Cohn'a Address.
Temple Israel was beautifully decorated
with the American colors, the effect of
which was handsomely set off with a pro
fusion of palms and flowers. A short pro
gram of excellent music by a special choir
preceded the regular devotional services,
after which Ribbl Conn delivered a very
Interesting address on the subject of "Our
Celebration." He said in part:
It is with pleasure fhat we this evening
begin the celebration of the 25ith anni
versary of the first settlement of the Jew-
in America.
We arc rather celebrating the I
Issuance of the Declaration of Privileges,
which was issued in in'w, tierniltting the
Jews who had arrived, twenty In number.
about a year before, to remain at New I
Amsterdam. Governor Stuyvesant. then I
ftuwiimi ui II ir I tl OHIO, n tin UMIIIV
opposed to .the settlement of this little
colony of Jews there and directed their
! expulsion from the country. An anneal
was made to the West India company, of
which Stuyvesant was the creature, and
of which many of the Jews were stock'
holders, and the result was the Declaration
of Privileges which gave the Jews a perma
nent asylum In the country.
Nor was this the first appearance of the
Jew in America. In fact, five Jews were
Included in the crews of the vessels of
Columbus on his first voyage of discovery,
and it was a Jew, one of that company.
'na w-as the Mrst European to set foot
unon ,he , of ,nP new ,.ontlnent on that
momentous October day of 1492.
Epochs In Jewish History.
In that vear of 1492. when the tales of
the old world closed on the Jew. the g-jtes
of the new world were opened to him.
While we tndav are celebrating tha laoth
anniversary of the settlement, of the Jews
In America our co-religlonlsts of England
are celebrating the 2foth anniversary of
the re-admlsslon of the Jews under the
protectorate of Cromwell Into England, as
the result of the famous Whitehall confer
ence, after their expulsion from England
In 129n. 3(15 years before. Even the Puri
tans wero mure Jewish than Christian.
America was called tha New Caniutn nd
Jewish law and government were laid deep
in uie lounaations or Puritanism. Their
laws 'wero based more upon the doctrines
! Teamen?. Yhe "Cw Sai'rw? back
for Its fundamental law to tho laws of
The Jew was ever ln the past ages a
filoneer and a patriot, and from the little
landful of twenty Jews who arrived in
New Amsterdam in 1656 there has now
grown T50.(i00 in New York City alone and
over 1.2.rO.O0O In the l'nited States. In the
olden time It was man's proudest boast
to be able to say "I am a Roman." It In
a prouder boast to be able to say today
"I am an American citizen." And there
Is no prouder boast than to be able to say
"I am a Jewish American."
Rabbi Cohn concluded his address with
a quotation from Drake's poem on the
"American Flag." The audience then arose
and united In singing two stanzas from
Services This Morning.
The celebration will be continued Satur
day morning. , Rabbi Cohn will deliver an
J address at Temple Israel on "Israel, and
i America."
Rabbi Abramson will conduct serv
ices at Beth Hamadrash Jlagodol on -South
Thirteenth street In the morning, at which
Dr. A. Romm will deliver an address upon
"Emigration of Jews to America." ,
Rabbi H. Orodzlnsky will hold services
for the congregation of B'nal Israel. The
principal address will be delivered by Dr.
Phillip Sher on "The Wandering Jew."
Sunday morning the following program
will be rendered at Temple Israel:
Song We Meet in Gladness
Piano Duet-The Haoe Horse
Ida and Essie Rrodkey,
Violin Solo-Wllllam Tell
Bella Newman (Irma Gross, urcom!)
Recltutlon Our Hired Girl
Lorlnc RosenHtock.
Piano Solo Fleur de ma I
Fanny Livingston.
Recitation The Bald-Headed Man
Ruth Arnstelti.
Vocal Solo Spring Song
Helen Furth.
Taper Our Two Hundred Fiftieth An
niversary Irma Gross
Irma Gross.
Violin and Piano Lucia di Lammer
Joseph and Grace Meyer.
Address Significance of Our Celebra
tion Prof. Nathan Bernstein
Piano Solo Shower of Blossoms
Dorothy Meyer.
Recitation Five Little Servants
erna Rlrschbraun.
Piano Solo Selected
Naomi rrustin.
Recitation Grandma tit the Masque
Ida Brodkey.
Violin Solo Irf"gende
Helen Sommer I Viola cunn, accom.)
Hazel Iicgen.
Piano Duet Rondo Mllltalre
Mamie and Hortense Pnlesherger.
Recitation The Banner of the Jew
Nellie Elgutter.
flnnf America
ccnooi ana Auaience.
Patriotic Exercises at Lvrle.
Sunduy evening the formal patriotic ex
ercises will occur at the Lyric theater. In
the new Rohrbough building, on Furnam
street, beginning at 7:45. Following is tha
order of exercises:
Quintet Flngalsliothle Mendelssohn
bigniuno i.-'iiuHoerg, pin no; rutoen tui
caden. tlrst eioliu; I. Kaufman, second
violin: R. Flbblngcr, viola, S. Heyn.
'cello: E. I'. Patten, bass.
Address of Welcome
Charles S. Elgutter.
Poem The Gilts Emma Lazarus
H. A. Wolf.
The Jew us Pioneer
lz'dor Ziegler.
Piano Solo Mazurka Viennoise. . .Gruenfeld
Mrs. Samuel Kan.
Tha Jew. as Patriot
Simeon Bloom.
Quintet (a) Spring Son Mendelssohn
(b) Melody in F Rubensteln
Reading Washington's Letter to the
Jews of Newport. 17i0
Martin Sugarmun.
Vocal Solo Du Blst Wit Eine Bin me
(Heine) Rubensteln
Miss Minna Meyer.
Violin Polo Kol Ntdra- Max Rruch
Rob-it Cuecaden.
Tha Jew as Citizen
i.asara noaewaier.
Quintet Coronation March ....
Tha ruture or tne jew
Rabbi Frederick Cohn.
, .Continued on Second Pag j
Forecast for ehrnakn Fair Saturday
and Snnduv.
1 Mutiny In Missouri Penitentiary.
Fornkcr Drafts a Hate Meaaure.
.Icvra Ohaervr Settlement Imy.
New Hotel In latit for Omaha.
2 Trial of Cadet Meriwether,
cantor Iturton In Ills Onn Behalf.
3 ea from All Pnrta of rlraka.
4 Results of Scavena-cr To. alea.
One Policeman Arrrsta Another.
, 6 Affairs at South Omaha.
6 Hanker Itoualierty Plcada Guilty.
Commercial Review of the Week.
T Republican t'arapalan Acconnt.
9 Nebraska Prizes at F.xposltlon.
( omenta of llee'a Letter Box.
f Grain Case Dropped hy Grand Jury
Ralph Wnnta City Laboratory.
10 Kdltorlal.
It In Memory of Manchester Marly r a.
13 Vale la Tooted aa a Winner..
1 Financial and Commercial.
IIS Council Bluff a and lorn Ncrta.
Temperature at Omaha Vesterdaj i
Hour. Dca. Hour. nca.
R a. m in 1 p. m 44
" a. m :t; 2 p. m 41
I 7 a. m :is II p, n 4T
a. ni ;t7 4 p. m 4.1
l a. ni 3t ft p. m 44
1 a. m ;t7 H p. m 4.1
11 m ;c 7 p. m,.,l., i:t
12 m 42 H p. m 41
p. ra 40
W. V Murray of l'lttsbura Probably
Fatally Injured While Speed
ing Around Curve.
PITTSHLRG, Nov. ;4. W. N. Murray,
president of t lie Standard Automobile
company, was probably fatally hurt and
his companion, Jonas R. McClintock, presi
dent of the Enterprise Pressing company,
was severely Injured tonight in a collision
I between Mr. Murray's automobile and a
Mr. Murray was putting a new forty
hor" P"'" machine through Its ces on
tho boulevard and while going at rapid
speed around the "K" curve at Thirty-
third street tip- wheels skidded, throwing
the automobile with great forco against a
coupe going in the opposite direction. The
horse attached to tho coupe was almost
cut in two Bnd the vehicle wrecked, but
the driver and a woman passenger escaped
The automobile struck the curve, re
bounded across the road and landed on
the grass plot at the side.
Steamer Arsio Driven Aground nt Hol
land. Mich., While Trylnar to
Make Harbor In Gale.
HOLLAND. Mich., Nov. 24 The passen
ger steamer Argo of the Graham Mor
ton line, which left Chicago last night for
this port, struck k shoal early this morn
ing while trying to make the harbor dur
ing a fifty-mile gale and was smashed
against tho north pier. Helpless and. partly
wrecked, th, ateamer, with Its loud of
passengers, was tossed by the tremendous
atcta fl nti II e trnnil i n tr RtYi faff 4Vnm ihnrii
Tw'nty-flve passenger, and thirteen of tho
crew were rescued only by the heroism of
Roliert Smith, a member of the life-saving
crew, who waa hauled through tho waves
to the stranded vessel by a life line and
. . , , . . , ,
succeeded ln rigging up the breeches buoy.
Captain John Stewart and a few picked
members of the crew refused to desert the
ship and tonight they are still on board,
although the breeches buoy is being kept
in readiness in case the vessel should show
signs of going to pieces.
Charged with Perjury In Dauiatxo
t aae Asfalnaf the Railroad
Nov. 24. Indictments
were returned here toduy by the Mills
county grand Jury ngainst George 8hreve,
Elmer B. Monroe and Ed Long, three em
ployes of the Burlington railroad at Pa-
Cllic junction, ia., on a ciiuikb ui pcijuij.
Shreve Is a station agent and the others
are switch and yard foremen. The per-
Jury indictments relate to affidavits given
by the men to support the railroad com-
pany'a motion for a new trial In a damage
suit brought by Morris Brantner, a former
employe, who recovered $9,500. The affl-
davits charged Brantner.'s attorneys, Matt
! Gerlng of Plattsmouth, Neb., and Shirley
I Gllland of Glenwood. with attempting to
j Influence a Juror In a wrongful manner.
Itomber of Postmasters Warned
Nebraska, Ions and Wyo
ming Towns.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24. -(Special Tele-
gram.)-Postmasters appointed: Nebraska-
St. Paul Otoe county, William Schmltz, vice
A. M. Durr, deceased. Iowa Lids, War-
rent county, Carl H. Evers, vice T. J. Bow- i
ers; New Liberty. Scott county. Christian . re reBent n0 luttlon , the democrats
F. Scheppele, vice Anton Hooper, resigned, party. 1 have good friends the
Wyoming Ervay, Natrona county, John J. followers of Loth Senator Blackburn and
Wolltriav vice Jacob Frvav resigned Judge Paynter, and the warring interests
Wolliday, lce jaeoo r.ray, resignea. (f hvHet lw),luts which threaten
Fred G. Hawaxby of Auburn, Michael A. tl, disrupt the demociailc parly ln Ken
Hanigan, Hastings, Neb.; Charles E. turky caiinut meet with tho upprovul of
Smith. Custer S. D : Thomas H. Olbaon. j hdBX
Idramie; Lewis W. Shuman. Cody, Yyo., if ,ie democrats of the general assembly
have been recognized as attorneys to ret- ' believe that this war of interest should
! resent claimant, before the Department ot
tne interior unu n
Lively ( ont at for Governor of
Mexico Nettled by the
WASHINGTON. Nov. 24.-P. tsldent
Roosevelt today authorized the issuunce of
the following statement:
The president announces the appointment
Herb. it J. Ilugermau of Roswell. N.
effect at the expiration of Governor Otero's
term, January J.', lyuii.
There has been a bitter fuctlonul quarrel
In New Mexico for some time, und lu view
of it the president thought it Ix-tt to uelett
a man who was In no way connected wlib
either of thu factions. Mr. Hugerman was
strongly recommended to the president by
Secretary Hitchcock.
' " a" v, IV (tint
Movemeata of Ocean Veaarla ov. tt.
At New York Arrived : Lucaniu, from
IJverpool; Im l.orrume. tiom
flttu dl
)'enrs Ivunla. from
NaiMilt. from Genoa.
Trieste bailed;
f 'ntarlan,
tor New
for Poi;
for Hull-
XI Im.loll Hailed:
I land.
I At Movllle Hulled:
At Plymouth Aj-r!va Moltks, from
I aw York.
Project Tiually Put Under Way io a
Dcfhi'e Shape.
Two Hundred Thousand Dollars Pledged
by Representative Citiieni.
Flans Formally Adcp ed and
Given Splendid 6tart
Balldlnsi to Occupy Two Lota at
onthwest Corner of Seventeenth
and Douglas Streets and
Start at Onco.
It Is now regarded as a certainty that
Omaha Is to have a large new hotel. Plans
took definite shape at a dinner given by
Rome Miller at the Her Grand last night
to a number of merchants, bankers ami
other business men, when It was decided
to form a stock company for the erection
of a 5oo,om hotel. Before the evening was
over $3W.0no had been pledged.
The plan Is to build, at Seventeenth ami
Douglas streets, a hotel to cost $500, one. A
loan of $2fA0fi0 can be secured on the build
ing, and this would leave a like amount to
raise, hut In order to be sure of enough
money. It was decided to get subscriptions
to the amount of JSfio.fiio.
Pledges at the Dinner.
All the men present at the dinner spoke
encouragingly of the prospects, and most
of them suited the deed to the word by
pledging themselves to take large Mocks
of stork. Written pledges to the amount
of J2OO.0OO were secured In a short time
after the matter had been talked over
Of the remaining $100,000 It Is expected
that $25,000 will be donated by men who own
property ln the vicinity of the hotel site.
This leaves yet $75,000 of stock which must
be disposed of. The general opinion was
that It would not take long to find tho
money. The work, of getting stock sub
scriptions is to be pushed from today.
It Is understood that Rome Miller is to
be the lessee of the hotel and he Is to
I guarantee the stockholders 6 per cent on
their Investment.
fllto for tho Hotl.
The hotel will be erected at the south
west corner of Seventeenth and Douglas,
known aa the Pundt corner. This was re-
cfnty bought by a syndicate ln which the
Rrandcis brothers are prominent. The
, . . . ... , ,- , .
building as projected will be 132 feet square
and eight stories high.
Business men have been Interested for a
lnng time In trying to secure another hotel
for the city. The Commercial club labored
long to secure a settlement between Rome
Miller and Peter E. Her, whereby Mr. Mil
ler might either build a hotel or move out
of the Her Grand and let Mr. Her build a
new Her Grand. Mr. Her and Mr. Miller
could not reach an agreement. In view
of this the Commercial club dropped the
Mr. Miller lias been at work for soma
time to enlist the support of men with
, , , . , .
eoniml and he has succeeded, ruen wno
capital una ne
j were at the dinner last night say that
; 0maha lB to have a hotel which would do
' credit to a city of larger size.
j -
I.onlavllle Editor Annonnrea Ills Can
Uldney for Sent Occupied by
J. C. H. Vlackbnrn.
LOI'ISVILLE, Ky.. Nov. 24. The Courier
Journal will tomorrow print the formal
announcement of the entry of Hon. W. B.
Haldeman of the Louisville Times for the
j seat ln the L'nited States senate now bald
I by Hon. J. C. B. Blackburn. The announce
ment Is ln the form of a letter addressed
i to the riemorratlc members of the leglsla-
. from the rifth .n-resslonal district
ln response to their request that he become
a candidate. In the letter Mr. Haldeman
o vm In nnrl
O U,;
of ,,ece and good will, or harmony and
I unity in the party.
The legislature will elect Mr. Blackburn's
successor early In January.
Mlaaourl Case Transferred from St.
I.ouia Is Resumed in Sooth
western Tovtu.
JOPLIN. Mo.. Nov. '.'i.-Tlie Imiulry dl-
I reeled hv Attorney General lladley against
tlu Standard. Republic and Wulers-I'lefi o
OH companies was continued here today
before Commissioner Anthony, having been
transferred from St. Louis.
Thomas R Hopkliia, for eighteen years
agent for tl.e Waters-Pierce company In
southwestern Mist-ouri, testified that dur
ing all the time he represented that roni-'
rany the Standard Oil conr.pany did not i
sell In the Waters-Pierre territory. Like
wise the Watera-Pleice company was not
... u..ll I.. U,.n,l-.r rill ... mitnr-
I liei llllliru lu -en ill .-... .wi. oi i.mii .' .
i ,(o ,ia(1 , j.j dt sired t send a barrel
. ,, .... . , ...
CI I'll II. IO I'lOU'li leiiiioi, iih in,
pi llors had lm-tructcd him that was Stand
ard territory and he could not sell thera.
"I :ii kIvcii to understand," aald the
witntHS. "that Waters-Plerca could not gall
in Standard Oil territory and Standard
could JWV ay In, Watere-Plerce tltorf.,