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GEORGE H. SQUIRES' DEPOSITION READ
Eqnitable Officials Euy Stock from 8ociety
at 174 and I it Pack at 310.
r;ndolph TELLS OF BORROWING STOCK
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tomers. NEW YORK. Nov. 2&,-Just before the
insurance Investigating committee ad
journed tol;iy Charlc K. Hashes. counsel
, ( for the committee, produced a pulley writ
ten by the Mutual Reserve Life. Insurance
company upon the life of a ruun whoso
name vu not given, Which pulley stipulated
on the flnt paire that the Insured should
pty a fixed and statnd premium (subject
to other benefits and requirements ci.se
On page two of the policy Mr. Hughes
read a clause that the executive, committee
of the company could require tho holder of
the policy to pay any multiple of the
amount of the premium stated on the first
pus which the commutes saw fit. Georaa
Eldrcge. vice president and secretary of
the company, to whom Mr. Hughes read the
( policy, said that tho number of such policies
tuned was small.
Randolph Jells of Mock Ilenl.
Previously Edmund D. Randolph, treas
urer of the Now York Life Insurance com
pany, had said that it was true that ho
removed J7en,0i0 worth of Now Yoik City
stork from tho vaults of the company and
piH'a check of tho Central National bank
lor that amount In tho place of It on
January 6, 3301., Mr. Randolph understood
i hat the. bank wanted tho stock for clients
one of which was the Merchants Trust com
pany. He promised to give tho committee
later the names of any officers of the New
York Life company then in tho Merchants
Squire's Deposition Head.
The deposition of George II. Squire, for
merly financial manager of the Equitable
Life Assurance society, in which ho de
scribed some of tho operations of the syn
dicates which Included oilicen of that
society, was read to the committee. Mr.
Squire said In It in 1901 tho Equitable
society bought 2.000 shares of the stock of
the Lawyers' Title Inmiranco company
and resold 1.500 shares to several of Its
officers and directors at the purchase price,
171 Borne of the Equitable men sold their
stock later, aaid Mr. Squire, and subse
quently large blocks of the stock were sold
back tq the . Equitable Jtocicty at J10 to
-" bf me firm or Williamson & Squire.
That firm might have bought It from the
officers of the Equitable society, Mr.
Squire said, but he did not know. Mr.
Hughes also brought out that a profit of
122,000 had been paid to Mr. Squire from
the sales of stock of the Lawyers' Mort
gage company to the Equitable society and
that Mr. Squire had Divided profits from
an unknown 'operation, aggregating J1S.W0
among four officers of the Equitable so
cietyJames W. Alexander, James H.
Hyde, Thomas D. Jordan and W. II. Mc
Intyre. Another Payment to Hamilton.
""he fact that the Now York Security and
-xjmpany paid JIS.OOO to Andrew
(the legislative agent, out of
i ! 'Belonging to the New York Life
Insurance company was also brought out
today by Mr. Hughes.
W. H. Fanshawe. a dealer In Investment
securities, told the committee that In 1904
he bought New Orleans Traction bonds
of a face value' of Jl.25n.Cinn from the New
York Life Insurance company and George
W. Perkins, trustee of the, Nyllc fuud.
giving them his checks, amounting to
JM7.500 tn payment, and then borrowed the
J337.50O from the New York Life company,
usln the bonds as collateral. He then sold
the bonds, giving the New York Llfo com
pany 95 per cent of tho proceeds and keep
ing S per cent.
'Will Collect Taxes.
Frank A. O'Donnell, president of th-i
Board of Taxes and Assessments, today
look step collect J-3,S0i from either the
New York Life Insurance company or tho
Viitrnl National bank as taxes and Inter
si tin the JTOO.on) transferred to avoid tho
p.t. uient, according to testimony befort tho
insurance conunltteo last Monday. Mr.
O'Donnell said he had referred the matter
to Corporation Attorney I.'elaney, with li
uruc'lons to luiiia su.t !' T !1T in:, tngcilicr
with Interest for seven years, ajui- had laid
the matter before Comptroller Grout, as
ha Is charged with the responsibility for
the collection of all arrears of taxes.
Rebate Case In Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 2S.-Churged with
unlawful discrimination In favor of Ben
jamin C. Wurnick of this city, in connec
tion with tho Issuance of a life insurance
policy tot JWC.fiuO. Harold Peirce, the gen
eral agent In Philadelphia for the New
York Life Insurance company, was given
a hearing before Magistrate Tertian today
and held In 12. Mi ball for bis nppearnnco
In court Pelrce, it is charged, caused to bo
issued a policy on the life of Warnlck for
which the latter did rot have to pay the tlist
year's premium, which amounted to J2.o0.
The principal witness In the case Is War
nlck.. He said a man named E. A. Iteilly
came to him and told him that he could get
Warnlck a JlflO.imo policy In the New York
Life Insurance coiuan: through Pearee
without Warnlck having ;o pay a cent of the
first year's premium. Iteilly explained,
Warnlck said, that by obtaining tills policy
Pelrce would be able to gel a special bonus
from the company and thus got more com
missions than ho could otherwise obtain.
To this Warnlck absented, making the
proviso that ll must lie regular and within
the law as he would not accept It other
wise About a month or two later the
rcelpled policy was delivered to him with
iiu h paving any premium theroou. War
nick s.. .1 he subsequently decided that the
transaction was not regular, and requested
the company to take back the policy. He
Informed his attorney aliout the matter,
and added that he knew nothing of this
prosecution until hi wax suir.mom-d to up
I tur in the case.
Ag nt Pelrce declined to d.M-usa tl c case
u'.r the hearing Ho raid that h- wouM
e. i er,iplcte answ. r t" He thirds at
ii tp r time.
Tin: ( j-eeatiur. ,vuj b:-oi,g .t fn- .-i ;k
s.uii lavi to pieent JiM-ritiitu.itloii and
'lnU:!Uud uu xti".J r.,.
PORTE PRAYS FOR A CHANGE
RrprripntiflTri of the Saltan Would
Have Macedonian Prot rs m
CONST I'LK. via Sofia. Bulgaria.
Nov. 28.- . .ments from the Interna
tlonal fleet wnded at Mytilene Sunday
afternoon. In accordance with the Instruc
tions of Rear Admiral von Jedlns. and
occupied the customs and postal building").
Th? govern ir protested, but his represen
tntlons were not availing. Uuring the
I!alrani festival, beginning today and end
ing the evening of November 3W. the fleet
will take m fv action, but If the
sultan does not c the Interval to ac
cede to the del Ii of the powers the
fleet will oc-upy f Island of Tenedos. off
the coast of A lnor.
The porte con j its efforts to obtain
a modification he financial control
scheme, so as ' 5 ike It more acceptable
to Turkish vie g ."he grand vUier. Fertd
Pasha, the rep f whose dismissal was
unfounded, haj rmeu M. Zinovleff. th!
Russian arr.ba r. that the scheme In
it present 8hi I too unpalatable. The
grand vlxler o I to agree to the estab
lishment of loui new civil agents, with
the same functions as the existing agents
of Austria arid Russia, but the ambassador
declared that no ' alteration In the de
mands of the powers was possible. Tew flu
Paslm. tho foreign minister, ulso tried to
enlist the sympathies of the German and
Italian un.bi-.gsudoi s, but his efforts were
equally futile. The unanimity of the
powers, including Germany, as to tho
necessity for comrelitiK a full acceptance
of the demands uppears to be complete
and diplomatic circles are satisfied that
the porte before iong w.ll realize that In
the face of this unanl.'iiiiy there Is nothing
to be done but bow to tlte will of Europe.
IT0 TALKS ON C0REAN AFFAIRS
Hermit Klutrdotu Is ot to Re n fair
for Japanese SimiIIm-
SEOI'L, Nov. 28.-Marquis Ilo, in sum
ming up the Corean situation, dwelling upon
the irust placed by foreign powers in Japan,
by allowing that government a free hand;
the responsibilities of Japan to the na
tives, and the fact that the peninsula would
not be uu Eluorudo for Jatianese spoils
men, said to the Associated Press:
Various Irresponsible newspapers have
greatly cmliurrussed Japan liy writing of
Coreu as a conquered state, where the Ja
panese were free to do an thing Irrespec
tive of the rights of foreigners and the
natives, nnd trutt tho Corean people were
hot lo bo considered. This has aroused
suspicions (liming the Coreans.
The emperor of Japan sent me to arrange
a new treaty, to which the emperor of
Corra has agreed, although the proposition
meets with some opimutlvn from other
Although Corea has transferred the con
duct ot Its foreign relations lo Tokio, it
retulns control oi Its internal administra
tion. Wo accept a great trust and a heavy re
sponsbility, and the foreign powura con
sent to tho new arrangements.
Tho American government has already
announced the withdrawal of Its legation
and others will follow, but America warns
us not to abuse the natives. It is prob
able, that Japan will advise I host in control
or the corean departments ot tho govern
ment, but they will not be connected with
The Japanese government or Its resident
general will d-al with questions relating to
foreign affair, but It Is nW yet known
who will be appointed resident genesal.
However, those Japanese who expect that
the coming of this representative will sig
nalize drastic or decisive measures for the
exploitation of this country, disregarding
all the lights of the natives, will find them
We wish to benefit ourselves, but our
greatest return will be derived from Insur
ing the welfare of the people for whose
destinies wo now stand responsible.
WILLIAM OPENS REICHSTAG
Hopes that Nicholas Will Prove rath
finder of Future Happiness
BERLIN. Nov. 28. Emperor William
opened tho Reichstag today at noon In the
white hall of the palace, himself reading
the speech from the throne. The speech
wna occupied chiefly with domestic afTnirs.
Turning near the close of the speech to for
eign affairs, the emperor snld:
The German empire has with all powers
correct and with most of them good nnd
friendlv relations It fltleri me u-ltl, tiioi.
! satisfaction that I wns able to support the
suecesrui enoris or tne president or th"
I'nlted States In bringing about peace be.
tween his ms testy the emperor of Russia
and his majesty the emperor of Japan. I
greet Jnpan's entrance Into the ranks of
the great powers with sincere wishes for
the peaceable civilizing mission of this
highly endnwed people, and my lively sym
pathies attend the efforts which the neigh
boring, friendly Russlnn empire Is making;
toward a new order of things lu Its Inter
nal affairs. I hope that his majesty the
emperor Nicholas may earn the love and
i gratitude of his people a the pathfinder of
j;us;:t rs nappy ruture.
The emperor also expressed his congrat
ulations to Norway's government and peo
ple upon the election of the "royal couple
to whom I am bound by friendly r-en".
FAREWELL TO EVANGELISTS
Ten Thousand Persons Attend Final
Service Held ay American Min
isters In Liverpool.
LIVERPOOL, Nov. 28 Ten thousand per
sons gathered In Tournament hall here to
night to bid farewell tl Reuben A. Ti-rrey
and Charl- M. Alexander, the American
evangelists, at the close of their successful
revival movement In the I'nlted Kingdom.
This movement has covered a period of
three years during which nearly l'lO.OuO
converts weru made.
The gathering included delegates from
many of the cities in which missions were
conducted bv the evangelists. These dele
gate read uddres.fa testifying to the last
ing results of this remarkable campaign.
Songs were rendered by a choir of 3. OKI and
the greatest enthusiasm was displayed.
Right Rev. Francis James Chavasse,
bishop of Liverpool, Lord Kinnalrd and
other prominent persons sent telegrams ex
pressnlg regret at their Inability to attend,
appreciation of the good work done by the
evangelists, and the hope, that they would
soon return to the I'nlt.d Kingdom.
BRITISH DIPLOMATIC CHANGES
air Charles Mcholaon, Ambassador at
Madrid, Succeeds sir Charles
Hardiuae at St. Petersburg.
LONDON. Nov. '.'4. In addition to the
formal announcement that Sir Charles
Nicholson, British ambassador at Madrid,
will succeed Sir Charles Haidinge ut St.
Petersburg, the following changes in the
diplomatic corps are bulletined: Sir Maur-
lie Bunson. minister to Portugal, succeod
i Sir Arthur Nicholson at, ambassador at
Madrid; Hon. Francis Hyde Villiers. un
der secretary op statu for foreign affairs,
is made minister to Portugal; Kir William
CuiiwikI ;ni Jr-en. minister to owitxerland,
is ttansii ireii to the eiuha-.sy jt Bucharest,
Koiimaiiiii. -iiei eUius Sir John ii. k'vinieUy,
LARES SWEPT BY STORM
Superior, Michigan and Enrsn Laihed to
far; by Eix y-kile Gale.
THREE VESSELS WRECKED NEAR DULUTH
Twenty-Sis Men Aboard One of
Them In Imminent Danger
Hundreds of Craft Driven
Dl'LL'TH. Minn.. Nov. 2X. in one of the
most terrific gales In the history of the
great lahes, even surpassing In fury tho
terrible storm of last September, lu which
so many men lost their lives In the vicinity
of the Apostle islands, three big hike
steamers were today driven ashore within
sight of the lighthouse at the Duluth en
trance to the local harbor and several mem
bers of tho crew of one of the boats, the
Mataafa. are believed to have perished.
The wrecks are the Crescent City and the
Mataafa of the Pittsburg Steamship com
pany and the R. W. England, owned by
the England Transportation company of
Cleveland. As soon as Interrupted tele
graphic communication with other luko
ports Is resumed It Is expected that fur
ther reports of wrecks will lie received.
For thirteen consecutive hours between 11
o'clock Monday night and 12 o'clock ttKlay
the velocity of the wind averaged sixty
miles uu hour, and nt times blew at tho
rate of seveniv miles an hour. The Ma
taafa Is being slowly pounded to pieces.
The crew of the Crescent City escaped, but
the boat Is a total wreck. Captain R. V.'.
England Is the only man who left the Eng
land. The vessel is lying on the sand and
is In no danger of going to pieces. The
captain was taken off by tho lifo saving
crew with the help of a breeches buoy. The
sailors will remain on the boat until to
morrow. I'nless the wind abates before
morning the Mataafa will be a total loss.
The Mataafa's accident was the most un
fortunate, of the three. It struck the north
pier of the harbor entrance while making
its way Into the harbor and was unable to
get through the canal. It swung around
and ran aground Just north of the pier,
whero the waves are sweeping completely
Thousand Kee Acrldent.
The acrldent occurred shortly before 3
o'clock. The Mataafa left here at 5 o'clock
last night with the N. A. Smith In tow. It
was captained by R. F. Humble. The storm
was so severe that it was forced to turn
As It came up the lake with Its tow a
large crowd flocked to the piers to watch
its entrance. A mile or two out In the
lake It left tho Nasmyth, which immedi
ately anchored, and came on alone, en
deavoring to make the entry, but the
lateral roll of the waves threw it starboard
and it struck the north pier fairly on tho
end, almost squarely with Its nose, which
was badly battered as a result of tho col
lision. A second attempt to head the ves
sel between the canal piers was unsuc
cessful, the waves sweeping the vessel
from stem to stern. An effort was then
made to turn 11 ou into the lake again,
but the attempt was In vain. As Its prow
headed toward the hike it turned almost
rxiipl:y around with it nose .ow3ru:
shore. It cleared tne pier and went on the
beach broadside. Every wave swept com
pletely over the boat. There, with thous
ands of people watching them, almost
within a stone's throw and unable to do
anything, the poor fellows huddled on the
stern of the boat awtiiting rescue. The
llfo saving crew was at the wreck of the
England and did not reach- the Mataafa
until nearly 6 o'clock. By that time the
stern was almost under water and some
time before that the men had slipped down
the ventilators In the hold of the boat.
Their only chance Is that there may be
some compartment there watertight tn hold
them till rescued.
The Crescent, City. Captain Frank Rice,
was the first of three to go aground. It
went on the rocks at Lokewood, about
twelve miles from Duluth. at 6 p. m. Every
member of the crew of twenty-six men
escaped and none was seriously injured.
The R. W. England Is lying on a sand
beach on Minnesota point, four miles south
of the harbor entrance. It struck at 12:40
p. m.. during a blinding snowstorm.
At 11 :Sf p. m. a reliable party from the
scene of the Matanfa wreck says the life
saving crew have abandoned their efforts
to rescue the men on the wreck until
Wrecks Along Lake Huron.
DETROIT. Mich., Nov. 28. Lake Superior
from Duluth to the Boo, the upper penin
sula of Michigan, upper ends of Lakes
Huron and Michigan and the northern
counties of lower Michigan, have been
swept last night and today by a terrific
wind and snowstorm, and a number of
shipping accidents have been reported. The
blizzard raged with a velocity of from forty
to sixty mil'.- an hour, and all the harbors
from Port Huron north on Lake Huron
and from Sault Ste. Murle north on Lake
Superior are filled with vessels which have
itiii ;n '.or Ehelt-.r.
Tonight it was reported from Sault Ste.
Marie that the wind has fallen tn twelve
miles an hour and although the barometer
Is falling, the weather situation Is regarded
as greatly Improved. All boats on the
lower end of Luke Superior are supposed
to have weathered the storm In safety.
Scores of craft are tied tip In the St. Mary's
river and In the vicinity of Whitefish Point
waiting for clearer weather.
Marquette reports an unusually heavy
snowfall, with drifts so high that train
and traction service is greatly delayed.
Tremendous seas are running on Lake Su
perior off Marquette harbor and more than
a dozen vessels are riding out the gale In
side the breakwater there.
At Alpena, on Lake Huron, the water
logged barge Harvey Blssell was tied at a
dock and w is torn to pieces by the gale,
and the barge Vlnland broke uway from its
consort and Is aground. The small passen
ger and freight steamer City or Holland
went on the rocks while trying to make
the harbor at Rogers City. Docks and
oilier waterside property sustained heavy
damage at Alpena. Much damage was also
done on Thunder Buy island, where the
weather station and watch house were sur
rounded with water and the northern por
tion of tiie island was submerged.
More than a dozen vessels are In shelter
at Port Huron at the lower end of Lake
Huron. One small schooner, the J. M.
Spaulding. bound down from Rogers City,
was unable to make the harbor today and
went on the beucU near Fort Grutiot. The
crew of four men reached shore safely.
Ludlugton reports a forty-mile gale
t sweeping the upper end of Lake Michigan
and uo boats leaving 'he harbor bin the
Per Marquette ferry (learners. Thousands
of dollars damage was done to waterside
: proiierty at Menominee und alcng the west
shore of Green Bay. At the Straits of
Mackinaw the wind reached a velocity of
forty-eight miles an hour, accompanied by
I a heavy snow.
! From F."-t 'Williams. Ontario on the north
ewvMU4iva U4 wiwiiu 4 m-J
HIGH FINANCEIN CHICAGO
Sephew of elson Morris Swindles
Bankers Out of SftOJMtO by
Kiting Ron-us Drafts.
CHICAGO. Nov. :.-Samuel N. Hoff
helmer, a nephew of Nelson Morris, the
millionaire packer, was arrested here to
night, charged with having swindled 8. W.
Strauss ft Co., mortgage, brokers at 114 La
Salle street, out of J.V1.0CO. Iking unable
to furnish bond.i, fixed at tlSO.O'O by Justice
Cochrane, who issued the warrants for bis
arrest, Hoffheimer was taken to the Cook
The alleged swindle operated by Hoff
heimer extends over a period of eighteen
months. His relations with the Morris
family. It Is said, made It possible for Hoff
heimer to carry out the scheme fur such
a long period without detection. Two years
ago, while the young man was carrying on
a small commission business in buying and
selling cattle feed, it Is alleged he went to
S. W. Strauss & Co. and explained that he
was buying large quantities of cottonseed
and cottonseed hulls, which he disposed of
to Nelson Morris 4 Co. In order to carry
on the business. It is allegvd that he ex
plained that a large amount of money was
necessary to make up the drafts which
were made dully upon him for the feed and
to take up the bills or lading made with
the shipments. He, it Is said, requested S.
W. Strauss Ac Co. to finance the deais,
which they agreed to do.
From that time on. It Is alleged, Holt
heimei" delivered to Strauss & Co. dally
lists of carloads of cattle feed which he
said he had bought from Various ooncerns
and had sold to NelBob Morris & Co. He
would obtain checks for the amount of his
purchase from 8. W. Strauss ft Co., and at
the same time he would deliver to the bank
ers a druft on Nelson Morris & Co. for the
amount which he had Informed them he
had sold the feed to the packing company.
The draft taken by the bankers vas de
posited by their bank In the usual course
of their business.
At the beginning, according lo the bank
ers, Hoffheimer carried only small sales,
but the amounts of the transactions grew
so that sales to Nelson Morris & Co., as
reported by Hoffheimer, amounted to more
than J150.000 a day. Until the first of this
month the supposed sales continued and ,
then it was learned. It la said, that all the ,
sales were fictitious. Instead of taking up j
the drafts which he had said were made
out when he bought the supposed feed,
Hoffheimer took up the drafts which he
gave to S. W. Strauss & Co. against Nelson
Morns 4? to. in tnat way ne continued
from day to day increasing his supposed j
sales and taking up the larger drafts ;
against the packing company with the i
ti.roc, tI h h, v.,,ni,nm '
following day, making a small gain each
day on the use of the bankers' money.
Knowledge of the drafts did not reach the
packing company until November 1. when
Nelson Morris accidentally discovered one
chejk while it was hi the bank at tho
stock yards. An Investigation followed and
Hoffheimer is alleged to hrve made a com
plete confession to Strauss of his opera
tions, adml'ting that for eighteen months
he had been carrying on fhe scheme which
had made him a living nnd at the close
had netted him J256.IXO, the amount of the
check received from the banking concern,
to take care of the dny's business. Hoff-hcJnuir-di-elar.
hv Ms 'J)' "!n-uun.y In
Investments. He will be 'given a hearing
before Justice Cochrane December 5.
PRISONER OWNS BROOM STOCK
Man Serving; In Penitentiary Invests
Sn tings In Concern Operat
ing; tn Prison.
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. Nov. 28. -Governor
Folk is greatly incensed to learn that
James Hale, a federal prisoner, who was
removed to Fort Leavenworth prison last
Friday, is a Xtockholder In tho Central
Broom Manufacturing- company, a corpora
tion doing business in the penitentiary.
The stock was bought by Hale about
two weeks before he was removed to Fort
Leavenworth with money he had carefully
accumulated by hoarding "tips" that were
given him as a prison barber. Hale was
sentenced by the federal court of Indian
Territory for ninety-nine years for murder
and has served six years.
Following the disclosures made to Gov
ernor Folk by Convict George Ryan re
garding the prison revolt on last Friday, ln
which three men were killed, a number of
changes will he Introduced at the prison
at tho Instance of Governor Folk to pre
vent a recurrence of the mutiny.
Gatllng guns have already been ordered
and new and modern long-range rifles will
be provided for the guards. The guards will
he uniformed nnd will bo drilled twice a
week by Adjutu'nt General DeArmond. nnd
will be given target practice until they be-
come skilled In the use of the new gun.
An organization semi-niilltary in charac
ter will he maintained The deputy warden
will be given tho rank of captain his as
sistants will rank as lieutenants, yard
masters will be sergeants and so on down
A rigid search Is being made for H. E.
Spencer, the boy convict recently released
from the penitentiary, who was declared i
by Ryan to have furnished the weapons
and nitroglycerin with which the muti
neers were provided when the outbreak
wua made, but no trace of him has been
CASSIE WILL TESTIFY TODAY
Referee Heiulngton Arrauuea to ;lve
Mrs. Chadwtck en Opportunity
to Tell Her Story.
CLEVELAND. Nov. 28. Harold Reming
ton, re f ore ,f the federal bankruptcy
court, after a conference today with tho
attorneys interested in tne t hadwlck nrn
ceedings, announced that the hearing would
be resumed tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
This action followed the request of Mrs.
Chadwlck that she again be permitted to
on the witness Hand. She bus prom-
I !xed to make public many derails of her
financial operations which she refused to
divulge when she apH-ared several months
Mrs. Chadwlck. In deciding on this cour se,
slid she bad been influenced lu doing so
largely because of the fact that notwith
standing all her real and personal proii
erty had been iold. her creditors had re
ceived piavtically nothing, the money bel.ig
almost entirely eonsumed in f i es, etc.
FIVE ARE NOT IDENTIFIED
t burred and Mutilated Condition of
iutlnts of Masaat-uusetta Wreck
BOSTON. Nov. 2. No changes were re
ported today In the condition of the persons
Injured iti the Lincoln railroad accident
Positive identification as still lacking to-
day in the cas'-s of the bodies of four men
and oi.e wuiuau, wl.ii.li are in the eily
lluurgue The failure . f lib n:ifi ation leaults
; from Hie niulilateU und charred condition of
iLER GRAND HOTEL PROJECT
South BiiteeDta Street Buiiness Men Get
Plant to Working.
BAUM ACTS AS SPOKESMAN FOR PLAN
Commercial Clnb Kxerntlve Com
mittee Hear Argument and Prom
ises Its Support of Second
nt ew Hotel.
Aroused by the action of business men
last week In subscribing J-Hn.'XX) for stock
in a new JjitO.OeO hotel to be built at Sev
enteenth and Douglas streets, the property
holders of the South Sixteenth street retail
district have rallied to head It off by res
urrecting Peter E. Iler's long-promised, but
never materialized, project ror a new ncr thermometer commenced dropping rapidly
Grand at Sixteenth and Howard streets. ; about 6 o'clock and by 9 it had fallen 10 cV
The effort to re-enllst support for this grees and Is still on the descending scale,
hotel plan was projected on the meeting ' At 2 a. tn. thl. morning It was 7 above by
called by the Commercial club yesterday , the thermometer on the street. In Omaha
to consider a fat stock show for Omaha. Hnt the eastern part of the state there
Although nothing was mentioned In the waa only slight snow flurries, but further
can lor the meeting but the stock snow,
as si kiu aa action was taken on that J. E.
Bauni, president of the Bennett company,
suggested that he bad something else he
wanted to bring up und suggested that Mr.
Her and his associates were now ready to
accede to conditions they had formerly re
jected when the previously appointed Com
mercial dub committee had endeavored to
get them Into a working agreement. He
said the Interested property owners of the
neighborhood have gone as far as to sub
scribe J13.812.64, which umount is ostensibly
the chief bone of contention between the
two. This they would offer to Mr. Her to
square the nceon'it between him ard Mr.
Iler's Balanee Sheet.
Mr. Baum proceeded to read a report of .
an expert auditor and appraiser on Mr.
tiers nnancnii condition, this snoweu ms ,
assets to be J1.S64.714. 39 and his Maritime
J1S7.052.K5, leaving him worth Jl, 367.061. 54.
He elaborated on all the various improve
ments for Omaha for which Mr. Her was
entitled to credit, and, referring to the
matter In bund, said plans for the hotel ,
hR(1 been drawn by the bc9t hotel architect I
ln tne rnIted Btat and approved by the
prospective tenant. D. J. Dean of Kansas I
Explaining the alleged contract with the
Deans, which Mr. Her had several times ,
proclaimed to the public and which Mr.
Tjpan ha1 denied, he read the following
telegram signed by one of the Deans:
r hnve Kone OVPr wth Mr. nPr his
architect In New York the proposed plan
for the new Her Grand ln Omaha. We are
; prepared to enter Into a lease for the same,
j Want no bonuses or subscriptions. Will
I furnish the hotel in keeping with the plan
' und anv report to the contrary is un-
The "plnn" mentioned, according to Mr.
Baum, was that Mr. Dean would put in me Bt. raul extension to the Pacific coast
the present furnishings of the hotel and , from Evarts. 8. D., to Seattle and Tucnmn.
new furniture to the value of $2H0,'V. j It was specified in thu oftMal Hnnnunce
Mr. Baum dnclared the difference, between : ment that the work of construction is Lo
Mr. Her nnd Mr. Miller as to what would
be due April 1. lflnfi, was J13.812.6I.
This Mr. Baum and his friends have sub
scribed to settle tho account.
Mr Rniim nakerl thRt the executive Com
mittee of tho Commercial club add himself.
John R. Webster ai.'l F. Ii Sanborn to the
committee which had attempted tho settle- committee to be held tomorrow. It Is un
meiit between Mr. Her and Mr. Miller. ( derstood that there is no likelihood of
This was done perfunctorily. The other an increase In the road's capital stock,
members of the committee are F. A. Nush, about J25.0in,ii0 of which Is still un
O. W. Wattles. Howard Baldrige, B. J. j issued.
McVann and Ward Burgess. Preparations already huve been made for
Miller Not Allowed to Talk. j the Incorporation of a new railway com-
The discussion was marked by numerous pany from Evarts. which, however, will be
signs of suppressed wrath. On one occasion entirely financed by the St. Paul.
1. Ua,m, liMam. rtattlml Ht remark i While all the delnlls nf the rimla ti'ii.n
I made by Gurdon W. Wattles and at an-
I other time Mr. Wattles and Mr. Her had a
passnge of words, which was smoothed over
' ,y Frank Colpetzer. When everybody else
'. hud had his say Rome Miller engaged the
attention of Chairman Judson and secured mately connecting with Wallula, Wash., meeting. Senator Klttndge came to ar
permisslon to speak. Before he could say the terminus of the recently incorporated range, for a reception of the South Dakota
anything a motion to adjourn had been Pacific railroad, which runs to that Point newspaper association which will make an
I made and he was snuffed out by an oh-
"I beg your pardon, gentlemen." said Mi".
Miller, and he bowed politely und Imme-
diately left the room.
CARTER CLAIMS GREAT CREDIT
Former Army Officer Says He Saved
the Government Many Thou
sands of Dollars.
CHICAGO. Nov. 2S. Oberlln M. Carter,
the former army officer who Is now de
fending himself against charges of de-
fraudlng the government out of millions
of dollars, testified today before Special
TCvamincr Rureolne that he had manv
tmpg gaved thp government thouBands of
dollars In letting contracts at Savannah.
Carter in his testimony declared that In
letting one contract to Green and Gaynor.
tho form Insisted upon by him saved the
government f275.00O. Carter produced evi
dence purporting to substantiate this dec
laration. He alao declared that the trouble
Into which he became involved was started
by an army officer, who, he asserted, is
even now stirring up trouble among army
officials In Philadelphia. Carter declared
that thia man endeavored to force a new
scheme for construction upon the govern
ment and that he, Carter, refused to ap
DINNER IN HONOR OF REFORM
New York City Club Entertains for
Jerome, Weaver, Johnson
NEW YORK. Nov. 2 A "political In
dependence dinner." was given tonight hy
the City club In celebration 'f vlet iries at
I the recent election over party elections
here. In Philadelphia. New Jersey end
elsewbere. The men whom it was designed lot boxes are to be opened were Issufd to
partlcular to honor were William Traverse day by Justice Amend.
Jerome, New York; Mayor John Weaver.;
Philadelphia: Senator-elect Colby. N-w Jer-
sey; mayor iilth ruKHii. jersey ity ana '-nn-i i mm i.-couni unu canvass tne rial
Mayor Tom L. Johnson of Cleveland, O. ' 'ots- The ballots to lie recounted roinn
M ssrs. Johnson, Weaver. Colbv and
Jerome spoke, each being greeted us he
arose by hearty applause. Mayor Wiaver
declared that much of the honor nf the
victory in municipal elections belonged ti
President Roosevelt, whoso efforts i.lmost
effaced party, and caused him to hr re
garded as the leading exponent of the
rights und hopes of all the pcoph-.
GIFT FOR A NEW WARSHIP
I'r uus Ivaula Presents silver Sertice
to Its Namesake lu the
PHILADELPHIA. Nov. jSlr. U.c pres.
ence of many state and city ulucials and
officers of the I'nlted States navy, now at
the I-eague Island navy yard. Govern. :
Pennypacker, on behalf of the st at. . : i ;i,y
I resented to the aimoutetl c: . r p. nn
sylvanla. a handsome : t : ,. . -, . con
sisting c' pieces, weighing pound,
and cost t-5,1.)
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair Todavi Warmer Tomorrow.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterdayi
Hour. Ilea. Hour. Den.
ft n. m .IT 1 p. m 34
n. m .tl a p. m !:
T a. n :t.1 ft p. nt no
m HI 4 p. m KM
"a. m ill (V p. in 87
in a. m ,u p. m
It a. m .". r p. in 22
2 n s p. m in
ft p. in 17
FIRST COLD SNAP OF SEASON
Much Lower Temperature nnd More
Snow tn the orthwest Than
The lirst real cold snap of the season put
In Its appeHrance yesterday afternoon, as
predicted by the weather bureau. The
west the fall wns heavy and the tempera
ture much lower than in Omaha.
In the northwestern part of the state the
Indications were- for zero weather by morn
ing. The full up to the present has been
so exceptionally favorable nnd stockmen
are so well provided with feed that no fears
are entertained of losses of live stock.
ALLIANCE, N. b., Nov. 2S.--(Special Tele-
gTam.)-Zero weather prevails throughout !
this section tonight, accompunled by a driv
ing northwest wind that In many places
west of here has the proportions of a bliz
zard. The sudden chanue has somewhat
hampered ruilrond facilities, but It Is not
believed the cold snap will bo of such
severity that stock or humanity will suff-r
siOfX CITY. la.. Nov. 28. A cold wave.
accomptinicil bv snow flurries and high
WI1Ui 3truck northwestern Iowa this morn-
ln. Tonight the temperature Is falling
: -i-'ily and the local forecast Is for a
l' I-il urn of 10 degrees above zero by to
ti ci- ow morning.
I'lERRK. 8. D.. Nov. "S Snerlnl Tele-
gram.)-The first severe snowstorm of tho
wlntPr prPValld Voda ge ting worse
tonight with III TZ'J.t.lt .Z 1
There 'all indications
of Its continuing
through tho night.
CT pAlll lyyii , p.... n Tn nfT
"uo-u iu HUM I
OfHelnl Announcement that Itoad Will
He Kxtended from Missouri
River to Senttle.
NEW YORK. Nov. 28.-.U a specinl meet
ing of directors of the Chicago, Milwaukee
& St. Paul Rallwnv comnativ ln,l,.v tl,
board formally authorized the building of
begin forthwith. It Is estimated that the !
cosi win ne ii!Ku.t isn.ooo.ono.
it -wna a M,i,ii..n. . . . , . ,
trw.tir,F. ihui o- ..... , . , t
" .....v oe. jw-K 1MJ ,,imir nail iiecn ne
termlned upon for financing' the project.
1 This muMe- i n ,, t . '
! elded upon at a meeting of the executive
. 1 or ne-
not been decided upon, the line will run:
toward the Rocky mountains, weal by
north of west, to Butte. Thence It will be
. extended westerly, crossing the Bitter Root
mountains, through l,olo pass, and ulti-
from Seattle. The Si Paul will also seek
i an outlet at Tacoina and will touch Helena,
! Spokane and Portland. The work of con-
: struction will be begun simultaneously nt
Seattle on the Paeilic railroad and at
' ThP Iino ri,,,hrr """th. which is In the
I course of construction from Chamberlain,
! S. D., to Riipid City, In tho Black Hills.
I a i'l'-niui! pro.ieci. win also ne connected
with the northwest extension by a branch
lino. It Is probable that branrh lines will
extend to the Coeur d'Alene country east of
Spokane for mining and timber business nf
j CHICAGO. Nov. 28. The Tribune to.
mirrow will say: Reports bnrked un by
much substantial evidence were circulated
today that the Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
Paul is buying the Kinsas Citv Southern
railway, better known as tho Port Arthur
route. The acquisition of this nvid would
give the St. Paul an air Hue between Kan
sas City and the gulf and would prove n
valuable feeder to its present lines. While
the rumor of the purchase of the southern
road lacks confirmation of the Chicago
officials of the rond. it Is asserted that
President Earling is In New York, closing
M'CLELLAN TO HELP HEARST
NEW YORK. Nov. 2S.-Mayor McClelland I cug Mrs. Thompson and I will go to Lln
gave his support to W. R. Hearst to in- j wlu rH wii u.ok niter some business
vestlgate the ballot boxes In the recent tit,.rf.,,B whl. h need iny attention. Just
mayoralty election and to have the ballots , how ,,, , w, Btay ,,, Llllcoln I do not
leeuimieil. lie announced mat lie haa di
rected Alton l'. Parker, bis a torney.
n ...! ,1... ,l..Auf,.n r ..
. .j 1 1 " ..,,, uiLimiin ui lue supreme
court yesterday which ordered live ballot
boxes to be opened.
The formal orders directing that tho bul-
The orders direct the Inspecting of elec-
tlon to report at the supreme court on De-
, from the First. Second. Fourth and Sixth
1 assembly districts.
Movementa of Orean Vessels Nov
At Vi w York Arriv.il-1 I .1 , . , l.i..
Giaxifow; Armenian, f-oiii Llvei -pool; Kuerst
'tisin.ink. from Genoa; gtafndani. fr..m
ivOlieruuril 'llieii; ,llr Wllheloi ,lr
GrossH, for Bremen; Piinz fiskar
Naples: Citta dl Napoll, for Naples.
At Gltsgnw Arrived: I'letoilan.
Live! r oo.
At Naples Sailed: Paiinoniu. for
At London Arrived: Monmouth,
At Liverpool Arrned: Manxn.au. from
Montreal: Lake Kt e, lioni ; ontreal.
Bailed: Svlvania. for Boston
At Hambui s Arrived: Cruf Waldcrse-e.
from New York.
At Genoa Arrived : Lombaidia. from New
Ar'H i-ri Ai rived: Zeeland. from New
v,,rk. Sailed: Mount Temple, for Si. John
Al Queenstown Arrlied: Majestic, from
New Vol k.
At Bremen Ai rived: Kmn I'rmee Wil-he-l'ii.
from NVw oik.
At ,;t'" '" ' -Arrived; Koeiilgen Luise.
IJioiu New York, "
MILLARD COMES OUT
Washington Taper Indicate! VThera E
fitands on Rate Ueasnrt
HAS INTERVIEW WITH THE PRESIDENT
Promiiea to Btand by Booiertlt on lines
' Discuised Queitioi.
POINTS TO REASONS FOR SUCH A STAND
Ambassador Thompson in Capital aid Calls
at Elate Department.
SILENT ON MEXICAN AMBASSADORSHIP
Ice President Fairbanks Practleallf
Promises to Deliver Commeneo
ment Address nt Inlver
Itr of Nebraska.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2X.-(SpeclaI Tele
gram.) Tho Evening Star haa the following;
on Senator Millard s rate position;
The attitude of Senator Millard of Ne
braska, who is a member of the senate com
mliiee on intersiate commerce, has been
one of doubt fur some time, but there la
strong belief that Senator Millard bill
pledged liunselt to tne president, volun-
tarily, to support a measure In keeping wttn
tne president s views, beuutor Millard saw
the president a lew days ago and had
conference with him. 'Hie Nebraska sena
tor is a candidate for re-election and theie
would be absolutely no chance In the world
of bis coming back to the senate If he
Hiiouid go astray on the rate proposition.
The Nebraska republicans last yoar started
the habit of iudoisiug candidate for Imlted
States senator In tuelr stale conventions.
This was done In the case of Senator
1; nkett. The next state convention, to be
held next summer, probably will make an
Indorsement lor a successor to Senator
Millard. Even In case he stands by tho
administration on the riillroud rate proposi
tion henalor .Millard will have a hard time
coming to the senate again. Among those
who will oppose him ure Norns Brown of
Kearney, piesent attorney general of the
slate; Koss Huinmond, a well known editor
of Fremont, and Gordon V. Wattles, a
prominent banker and citizen of Omaha.
lllnsliaw Sees President.
Representative Htnshnw saw the presi
dent for a few moments today. On emerg
ing from the iaLli.et r..oin Mr. H'nshaw said
It was his positive conviction thai a rats
bill In strict accord with the president's
policy would pass both bodies. "The peo
ple of Nebraska uru unanimous In support
of the president's position as to rats legisla
tion." Senator Dolllver of Iowa, a member ot
the committee on Interstate commerce,
talked with the president briefly today.
After his interview the senator remarked
when asked about rate legislation; "We
are now moving along towurd a practically
uninimous stand for the presidents pulley."
President Mlent I ntll Message.
It developed today that tho subject undor
discussion at the Wnlte House confer
ence which was participated ln by the
'president. Secretaries Root, raft und Bona.
- . . ,,., ...i-ai;.---
CCIltlloi IOIU. on. villi,,. vu-. v.
i Corporations Garlleld, was proposed legU-
. . ... ... i, .... k-..
' IHllOU aiiccima uvlbUi. . . o- itoim
- positively di cided that tlit.ru s tall be no
further expression ot the administration's
; views on this subject pending the publics
; lion of the. presldi ill's message lo congress
j In which it is treated at great length.
n was ulso b arued that there has been
'no change, whatever In tho presidents
1 view as to the best ionu of rate legislation.
1 In other words his views have not boon
I uffucted by uny of the pioimsltions recently
Editors lo Cull at White Hons.
1 Senator Klttredge of South Dakota was
' one of the early callers at the White
House this morning before, tho cabinet
excursion to Washington the latter part
, ot mis week. There will be about seventy-
five In the putty. Including many of the
leading editorial und Malt writers of South
lakota. It is protmblo the president will
receive them next Monday.
I The South Dakota statesman would make
' no comment upon rate legislation.
"1 am in an Inquiring frame of mind,"
ho smilingly stated, which would Indicate
that he is yet undetermined what he will
Thompson nt Capital.
David E. Thompson of Nebraska, am bash
sador to Brazil, urrived In Washington,
this morning. During the early part ot
the day lie called at the State department
but did not see Secretary Root, the latter
being in attendance on a cabinet meeting.
Mr. Thompson, however, did see Assistant
fcecrctary of htate It.. eon, but business mat
ters wer not discussed.
The ambassador Is lu splendid health,
probably ten pounds short of his normal
weight nnd looks and acts as If ho were
at peace with the world. If there are any
mutters of administration disturbing him
as some newspapers have Intimated, Mr.
, Tll0mon has
amed the fine art of dis
simulation for he was serenity Itself when
The Bee correspondent talked with him at
the New Wlllard this evening.
"I am Just over from New York, where I
arrived last week. I expect to go bark to
New York tomorrow night and after a few
days there Join Mrs. Thompson In Chicago,
she hnvlng b ft for Chicago when I left for
U'usliltntnn. After a short time In n.L.
know. 1 am on leave and naturally will
' , l,r,.,,.., holllhlVU "
. . , , r.
On the subject of i:oing lo Mexico Mr.
Thompson was silent. He said that was a
matter wholly In the president s bands. Hs
was ambaiisHdor to Brazil and so far as ho
knew would return to Rio do Janeiro at
the end of his vacation. Sneaking of Brazil
I Vr Thompson said"
' .s.-.-aVnie-nuilIv. conditions are very much
Improved between the I'nlted Btatea and
Brazil. The people nf Brazil have com
menced to Ix'lleve in us and like us belter
I all the lime. They arc buying more from
I us than they ever did. particularly elec-
l r'iejii uppi I .tins.
rallioad and other ma-
' ehinery. and 1 lirn-.ly believe our export
I in Rrnil will show from SJ.KA.Qfrt to 14.000..
xiO Increase over last ear. There can be
no great iuerc.-iv in food products. Argen
tina Is too i.iar and ttuy can undersell us
so fur us foodstuff go. Brazil Is also rais
ing more cattle and bogs than tnt before
and in every way conditions are better. Th
Brazilian is coming to know the American
end. liking Mm. lias begun to buy Ms
Mr. Thompson will entertain Hie members
of the Nebraska delegation at luncheon to
morrow and return to New York tomorrow
Fairbanks oiuIiim tu Nebraska.
Vice President Fairhi nk if t?vr) tmtig
goes right, will ill-liver tin- comi;lciiceiric&f
add: I s i at t'.e I'nlversity of Nebraska June
i U-.it. In reply lu u invitation from ,
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