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    Daily Bee.
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Ground floor Corner
The Bti Build! ITih and Farnaia
Thirteen Victim! of Mine Diearter In
Trance Betcned Alire.
j Budden Appearance of Emaciated Men
j ' Friihteni Salvae. Oorpa.
Thi Meaeer Diet Sustains Life for Nearly
Three Weeks.
Othrri of TwflT Haedred Bar led T
Explesloa BellfTfil to Be Allv
Hi Rririr Work Is
LENS. France. Mnrch 30. The disaster
lit the Courrlere coal mine had a startling
sequel today when thirteen minora were
taken out alive after having endured un
speakable horrors during twcnty day of
entombment. The story of the survivor,
so far as it has been told, discloses that
they lived for many dare on putrid horse
meat amid total darkness and the stench
from acorea of decaying corpse. The pres
ence of human flesh would speedily have
forced the starving men to resort to the
last desperate extremity If they had not
been rescued. The 'survivors sturdy
young miners from 17 to 25 yeara of aire,
except their leader, Henri Nomy. who la
M years old. All show the terrible effects
of their experience, being; emaciated nnd
blinded. Their rescue caused a temporary
nervous lucidity, during which they greeted
their relatlvea and graphically related their
sufferings. The doctora then forced quiet
upon them, fearing the results of fever
and poisoning from their having eaten de
cayed home flesh.
Many Toachtna; (Irenes.
There were touching scenes aa wives and
mothers greeted those whom they had long
given up aa dead. Crowda besieged the hospitals-
to which the men were taken, cheer
ing the survivors and Imprecating the inef
fective nature of the salvage work that fol
lowed Immediately after the disaster.
The rescue of these thirteen men revived
hope In many families that others are alive,
and the relatlvea of thoae whose bodiea
have riot been recovered clamoroualy. de
manded thai efforte ba redoubled to bring
out any possible survivors.
There is a report that In addition to the
1 1. 1. . s.Ka ' hmnffht nn mil of
ibo mine today there were five others who
came with them almost to the bottom of
the pit. but were unable to come further
Ml account of exhaustion. . " .
The total number of men missing after
the catastrophe was 1.112. The bodiea re
covered approximately . numbered 600, and
there are atUl unaccounted for, approxi
mately, 700. ' ' : ".'
' The engineers explain that some mould
ering lire prevented them from exploring
remote passages of the mine, where it was
Ihuiiaht there could be ho aurvlvora. The
mine owners also say that the strike of
miner reduced the number of rescuer
Pliable, ufany engineers and ecfentlstt
agree that all In the mine died Ions ago.
Engineer Laur, however, dissents, aaert.
ing that the aa vage work baa beea deplo
ably Inefficient and he bclievea that scores
died of exhaustion owing to the poor work
of the salvage companies -Rcscae
Party 8trlrd.
The suddon appearance of the Im
prisoned men caused stupefaction. A gang
of salvagers had Just completed their night's j
work when they were startled to see a
group of miners, terribly haggard and ex
hausted and with eyea aunken appear from
a remote part of pit No. I. The strongest
if the party said they had broken out of
a distant gallery tVhere they had been en
to hbed since the disaster of March 10. The
rescued men were taken up the elevator,
but were unable to see, owing to the
Uassllng daylight. The mine officials were
deeply affected aa the weeping aurvlvora
were taken to a hospital. The men were
able to talk feebly but sensibly. They all
asked for news of relatives or friends and
wished to go home Immediately. The doc
tora, however, prevented them with diffi
culty from ao doing. Later crowds be
' sieged the mines in the hope of hearing
of further escapee, necessitating the em
ployment of a strong police force and de
tachments of troops to maintain order.
Others May Be Alive.
It Is said that others of the entombed
miners are alive and about to be brought
out. their signals having been heard.
One of the men roacued today, a man
named Nemy, said that for the first eight
days the party ate the bark off the tim
bering of the mine. Later they found the
deoonipoeed body of a horee, which they
cut. up and at with hay.
, The survivor brought up portions of the
deoompoaed horee meat.
Nemy, who waa the most lucid of the
miners who escaped, graphically described
their Imprisonment aa follows:
"After the explosion I groped tuy way
about. Stumbling over bodies and seeking
refuge from the gases. I found some com
rades sheltered in a remote niche. We at
earth and bark for eight days.
"W continued to grope among the bodies
seeking for an outlet from our prison, but
were foroed back time and again. W
found soma hay, which we ate, and two
days after we found a dead horse, which
we cut up and ate with the hay and bark.
We suffered most for the want of water.
"Finally we became desperate and sepa
rated Into three parties and communicated
with each other by shouts.
"Last ulght we felt a draft of fresh air,
which finally guided us to an opening."
The doctors have forbidden the survivor
to do any further talking. Vast crowds
of people surround the hospital where the
escaped men are being treated.
Resraera Carry Frovlsloa.
The families of the miners are Intensely
Indignant., They claim that salvage op
erations were never undertaken In the part
of the mine from which Nemy and his com
panions escaped, and disorder are ex
pected. The most severe repressive mea
sures have been taken. Crowds of women
1 nounie the directors and engineer, cry
ing, "If you had given us tools we would
have saved our own husbands. "
The party which escaped todey origin
ally numbered twenty men. of whom six
disappeared during the groping in tue
darkness. A number of the salvage corps
was counted among those brought out
today, making the actual number of sur
vivor thirteen. The latter are positive
that others are alive In the mine. They
aay they heard call and tapping yester
day bvit were unable to reach the en-
Continued om Second Pa
Rrala Mea Befase to CenllJste
ltn Commercial flak am
Th active mrmliers of the Omaha Oaln
exchange held a meeting In tli Commercial
club rooms Friday afternoon, at the cn.1
of J. H. Hamilton, chairman of the gra
committer, and adopted resolutions wr
will be presented to the Boerd of Dire- ',
The resolutlona were presented by
mlttee of five, of which Nathan Met
waa chnlrmnn. and were widely different
from those offered by Mr. Mcrrlnm at the
meeting Wcdnerday. Following is their
To the MemW of the Omaha Orali.
enehnnge: Your committee to which was
referrerl a t of resolutions rnr revision
or other action begs leave to report that
the resolutions presented to you snd plncci
In chersre of this committee were, upon
consideration, Inld upon the tnhle and in
substitution therefore we offer the follow
ing resolutions for vour consideration:
He It Resolved, fhnt It Is the sense of
this committee thst the Omnha Ornln ex
change mnintnin Its separate Identity In all
matters: and be It further
Resolved. That the Omaha Grain ex
change employ a secretary, at a reasonable
salary, to represent, care for nnd work
exclusively for the Interests of the Omaha
Grain exchange; and be It further
Resolved. That we believe It would be
wise to appoint as such secretary a man
thoroughly familiar with rnilronds. their
methods and tariffs; and be It further
Resolved. That the transportation com
mittee of the Omaha Grain exchange shall
be composed of seven members to be se
lected from the active members of 'ho
(train exchange, of whom tmo shnll he line
elevator man. one independent elevator
man, three receivers or brokers and one
member of the Grain exchange having no
elevator or receiving interests.
All of which Is reepectfullv submitted.
ot for a Railway Mnn.
A motion waa passed that as there were
present two membera of the Board of 7M
rectors, these two members be requested
to communicate to the board that it wai
the sense of this meeting of the active
membera of the Grain exchange that a
railroad mnn be not employed as secretary
of this exchange.
Mr. Merrlnm'e resolutions of Wednesday
were to combine the transportation of the
exchange and the Commercial club under
the charge of the present commissioner of
the club and to have the transportation
committee consist of five men, one from
a line elevator, "two from terminal elevators
and two brokera. They met with opposition
at that meeting, were given to a committee
of Ave, of which Mr. Merrlam was made
chairman, with Instructions to report Fri
day. "
Fourteen men, all of them actively en
gaged in the grain trado on the local ex
change, were preaent at Friday's meeting.
Body of Loals Bchr Fogs Borled
i Three Pert t ader the i
! CASPER.,' Wye!, March So.-iSpecial Tel
egramsThe body of Louis Behr, the miss
ing man In the train wreck near Seminole
last Sunday night, was recovered to-lay and
arrived in Casper late this evening.- This
Is the last. body to be found and it .waa
burled three feet in the band. The funeral
of seven of the victims was held yesterday
and that of Charles Moll occurred today.
"he Masonic order, of which he' was a
member, conducted the' funeral rites. Th
body of D. D. Blue waa sent to his former
home In Nebraska for Interment.' ,
The coroner held an Inquest over the
dead bodies of the men killed in Sunday's
wreck and all of the witnesses have been
examined, but the jury has aa yet come to
no verdict.
Jefca Boyle.
KEARNEY, Neb., Murch 0.-(Speclal
Telegram.) John Boyle, an old and re
spected cittsen of this city, died this morn
ing at the home of his daughter, Mrs,
J. H. Klrkpatrick. Deceased was 8 years
of age and had been, a resident of this
city for the last sixteen years. He was a
widower and leaves three daughters and
three sons surviving him. Of tre Mrs.
Klrkpatrick and Harry Boyle live in
Kearney. The remains will be taken to
the old home In Pennsylvania for inter
ment. Myrom M. Bark.
Myron M. Buck of St. Louis died at Ills
summer home here today. He had been in
poor health for nearly a year and sub
mitted to a surgical operation several
months ago. The operation afforded only
temporary relief, however. Mr. Buck was
Identified with several financial Institutions
and various business enterprises in St.
Louis. He was 6$ years old.
Albert Wakeaeld.
ATLANTIC. la., March 30-8peclal.)-Albert
Wakefield, one of th old pioneers
of Caps county, who has been here since
163, died suddenly after but a two days'
illness of old age and grippe. He was 71
yeara old. Mr. Wakefield had been county
recorder, county surveyor and had held
many township offices, being elected for
fourteen consecutive terms to the office of
township assessor.
Iewe Editor aad M If.
CEDAR FALLS, la.. March .-tSpecial
Telegram.) A double funeral will take
place here Saturday, being that of N. U.
Chrlstenetn, a pioneer editor of Cedar
Falls, and his wife. The former died
Wednesday and the latter, this morning.
Mr. Christeneen wae editor of the Danne
vlrk, th national Danish pnpr pubHxhed
In this city since lftSl.
Dr. M. J. Keayoa.
Dr. M. J. Kenycn died Thursday night
at his home. 808 South Twenty-first street,
of paralysla. The body has been sent to
Lyons, Dr. Kenyon'a former home, for
burial. Dr. Kenyon was ji member of the
Masonic lodge at Decatur, Neb., and was
6t years of age. He is survived by a wife
and two children.
Major lasaarl T. Haealltoa.
HARR18B1RO. P.. March 3o.-Major
Samuel T. Hamilton. 1'. 8. A., died here
Sheep Barled ! Days.
MEETKETSB. 'yv.. March S0.-i8iK-.-laI.)
Burled alive in sno .or at least six
days, reeum-cted and taken to a neighbor
ing raneh and restored to their normal con
dition, is the history of ten head of valuable
Lurks belonging to the LI Shep company.
The animals were found by searchers for
the body of Pete Rrolherson, who perished
in the recent storm. The sheep were
huddled under a sheltering rtm-rork, over
which the snow drifted, completely cover.
Ing them. The herders who discovered the
snlmsls sver they must have been com
pletely buried under sewral feet of snow
fur at least six daji. - .
Justice v nm Eesenrea Decision After
o Views of Lawyers.
yV ' '
.- Jerome Contends that Campalga
C entrlhatlnaa ly Corporations
Are Immoral and
NEW TORK. March . Argument on
th: habeas corpus proceedings In the case
of George W. Perkins, former vice presi
dent of the New York Life insurance com
pany, who is charged In a warrant issued
by Magistrate Moss with the larceny of
$18,702 belonging to the policyholders of ths
New York Life, which he advanced to
Cornelius N. Bliss, treasurer of the re
publican national committee, were made
today before Justice Greenhaum In the
Plate supreme court. Decision waa ro
served. Briefs will be filed Monday by
contending counsel and then Justice Green
he urn will take the matter of tho legality
of Mr. Perkins" arrest under advisement.
District Attorney Jerome argued for the
piosecutlon and former Judge William N.
Cohen and Lewis Delaflehl sppearcd for
the defendant. Justice Greenhaum took
the liveliest Interest In the argument ami
cor.stantly Interrupted the lawyers with
pointed questions. Mr. Jorome said thnt
criminal Intent, according to legal authorl
ties, was to appear from all the circum
stances of the case.
"The question here," he continued, "!
as to the right of Mr. Perkins to pay the
money of the policyholders to a political
oiganlxatlon for the purpose of Influencing
the results of certain political matters at
the polls. This Is very far from being
a case where there is absence of moral
guilt or turpitude. Shall the officers of a
corporation or a single officer take the
money of the policyholders, take your and
my money, and give It to a political party?
I say that such an act Is Inherently wrong,
whether It Is prohibited by law or not.
I say that it is contrary to public policy,
contrary to public morality and contrary
as well to private morality and common
decency. Half of the policyholders may
have been democrats, and to take their
mcney to assist the republican party cer
tainly goes to the establishment of felon
Ions intent."
Justice Greenhaum ask?d: "If you main
tain that this was an illegal act, under
what classification do you put It 7"
Illegal aad Immoral.
Mr. Jerome replied: "I 'think that the
payment waa both Illegal and Immoral. I
claim that It waa both and that it waa
Drawing a parallel in justification of the
payment of money to the republican cam
paign committee Judge Cohen said, that
President John A. McCall of the New York
Life Insurance company had at different
times directed the payment of largo sums
of money for the relief of the Johnstown
flood sufferers, and for use In 'a yellow
fever epidemic In New Orleans. These pay
ments' may have been outside, the vested
authority of the, president, -he said. ' but
surely 'not illegal, certainly very far from
criminal. -..... . .
"Mr. McCall," he-said, "held great funds
in hla poaaeoaion and he used them ' for
public benefits.' He believed sincerely that
when" he dlrocted tho payment of 'this
money to Mr. Perkins he was acting for th
best ' Interests of the policyholders of hi
company. Outside of his vested authority,
perhaps but not illegal, certainly not crim
inal." It. was then explained to the court that
Mr. Perkins had advanced his personal
funds to' Mr. Bliss and had been repaid
months afterwards by the New York Life.
"Is it common sense." asked Judge Cohen,
"to charge a man with having stolen from
another when he Is repaid his own?"
Mr. Perkins believed he was doing the
best thing for his company and It is at hla
request that I make this further state
ment. In saying that he acted throughout
under the direction of Mr. McCall, Mr.
Perkins has not the slightest Idea of at
tributing to Mr. McCall any except the
highest motives or any wlbh or idea ex
cept to protect the Interests of the policy
holders. Judge Cohen argued that none of
th code definitions of larceny applied to
Mr. Perkins' case. When he read the clause
dealing with Improper payments by officers
of corporations having control of such pay
ments. Justice Greenhaum asked:
Narrow View of Law.
"Do you mean to claim that a vice presi
dent of a corporation cannot be said to be
an officer having control of funda within
the meaning of the statute; that the only
officers so Included are those who actually
draw the checks?"
"I think that Is the meaning of the law,"
replied Judge Cohen.
"So narrow as thst?" commented Justice
"I think the purport of the law Is as sen
sible as that," rejoined the lawyer.
Justice Grecnbaum then asked whether
Judge Cohen thought that his interpretation
would shield from conviction of larceny
an officer who accepted money wrongfully
given to him or paid to him by check by
an officer having that authority. Justice
Cohen said that if criminal wrongdoing
was charged it was covered by other pro
visions of the penal code, but he main
tained that It would not be larceny under
the cede. Justice Oreenbeum remarked: .
"I merely wlched fully to understand
your contention."
Later he said:
"A man's motive may be perfectly good,
and yet he may be guilty of crime."
Mettle aad Iateat.
Judge Cohen replied that there is a dis
tinction between motive and Intent and
he declared that criminal Intent is essen
tial In proving the commission of a crime.
During Mr. Jerome's reply to the argu
ments for Mr. Perkins, Justice Green
haum asked:
"Do you maintain that It Is unlawful
to contribute the funds of a company for
such purpose as Is covered by this case?"
"The money of the policyholders? yes."
replied the district attorney.
"But do you say that of contributions
from sny sort of company?"
"Oh, as to limited liability companies,
when a father and members of his family
are the only stockholders no." said Mr.
Jerome. "But with any great corporation
or trust company, I say It la Immoral in
the highest degree to divert Its funds with
out the consent of every party In interest."
"Have you any authorities to submit in
support of that view eny authorities re
lating to any similar acts or gifts, to other
than political organisations?"
"1 have not; we have searched diligently,
but thla appear to be the first instance of
such an lasu having arisen. It would ap
pear that your honor will have to pass on
tha question as to whether there was a
felonious attempt without th assistance of
BUI Graatla rrivllesre ta illy
Coanell to Ralld'Dam aad
("onatrnrt Line.
(From a Stiff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. March 30. (Special Tel
egramsRepresentative Klnkald today in
troduced a bill granting to Charlca H.
Cornell the right to put a dam across tha
Niobrara river on the Fort Niobrara mili
tary reservation, and to construct and
operate a trolley or electric railway line
and telegraph across this reservation. It
Is provided that the privileges shall become
void unless the construction of the dam
be commenced within one year from dat
of approval of the act. and put Into opera
tion within five years. The proposed trol
ley lino will start from Valentine, Neb.,
and run by the most feasible route through
the Fort Niobrara military reservation to
some point in th Rosebud Indian reser
vation. Congressman Norrls said today thst city
free delivery service would be established
in Holrlrege July 1. For several years the
enterprising cltisens of Holdrcge have been
clamoring for free delivery, but one thing
or another interfered, or nt least was
sufficient to knoik them out of the ser
vice until this yrar, when conditions are
now favorable ; for this establishment.
However, before the service goes into ef
fect the houses will have to be numbered
and It Is understood the PostoftVa de
partment wll serve formal notice on th2
postmaster at that place to Immediately
call the attention of the city council thnt
this la necessary before the sen-ice la In
stalled. First Lieutenant James K. Abbott, Sixth
ravalry, Is detailed for service and to fill
a vacancy In the algnal corps. He will
proceed to Fort Omaha, reporting to tho
commanding officer of that post for duty.
Frank E. Iathrop hss been appointed
postmaster at Wichita. Guthrie county, la.,
vice P. E. Moore, resigned.
One of Men Arrested and Released In
Dnlath Is Conaected with Mia.
neopolls Tragedy, - ,
ST. PAt'L, March 30. It W-as established
beyond a doubt lute this afternoon that at
least one of the two men arrested by tho
police in Pryor avenuo substation In this
city early Tuesday morning was one of
the murderers of the six Macedonians who
were killed In the house at 2IH Tenth ave
nue In Minneapolis Monday night. Tliomoa
Wllanr the Duluth hardware clerk, today
Identified the knives found in the Minne
apolis house as having been sold by him
to six foreigners a week ago. Later he
came to th Prior avenue station, where,
after reading the detailed description of tho
two men the police arrested and subse
quently released. Immediately selected the
description of the man who wore part of a
khaki uniform, as one who bought one of
the knives from him. .The men were re
leased after being held some time, aa the
wholesale murder hadr .not at that tlmo
been discovered and they .undoubtedly left
the city at once. The police. aro now con
vinced that the mmrdars were, committed
wltiv -obbery as t'.. sole motive.
CLEVELAND, March 30.-The pollc of
Fostorta, O., late last night, took off a
Nlckle Plate train three Bulgarian, a
woman and two men, thought to .be im
plicated in the sextuple -tragedy In Min
neapolis, Tuesday night. : i -
Th three persons when - arrested 1 had
tickets from Minneapolis to New York, and
are believed to be three of the party of
twelve which lured the strangers Into their
boarding house at Minneapolis and killed
the three men, three of their own number
being killed In the fight.
A telegram from Fostoria states that
the police today released the three Bul
garians taken from a Nickel Plate train,
they having shown that they were In no
i way Implicated In the Minneapolis tragedy.
Oovernor Paulson Better.
COLI'MBl'S. March TO. Governor Pat
tison'a condition waa slightly improved to
day. -
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Etart paper
Miners and Operators Will Have Conference
in Ne YotIi Tneaday Mornine.
Mlaer Leader Ray Work Will Be
laspeaded Satsrday Eteslsg Be
eaaae Contract with Mea Ei
- plre at that Date.
NEW YORK, March 3.-The following
message sent by President Baer of the
Philadelphia Reading railroad to John
Mitchell, president of tne Vnlted Mine
Workera of America, was made public at
the officea of tho representatlvea of the
anthracite coal rosds In this city today:
Mitchell, Indianapolis, Ind.: Is It true thnt,
pending negotlstions, you have, ss stated
In the newspapers, ordered your followers
not to work In the anthracite mines sfter
April 1?
(Signed) GEORGE F. RAER.
The snthraclte miners operstors decided
to meet the miners' committee In th!.i
city st ln a. m. on Tuesday, as requested
by John Mitchell of the miners, for a
further conference on the wage scale 'n
the snthraclte coal fields. It had been
reported today that the operators would
refuse beoeus the. miners were ordered
to strike, but late today a telegram from
President George F. Baer. chairman of the
nperatir' committee, to President Mitch
ell accepting the offer to have another
conference wae made In public. Mr. Baer'a
message -follows:
PHILADELPHIA. March 1906 Presi
dent Mitchell, Indianapolis: Although your
order to quit work pending negotlatlona is
most extraordinary, the delay In meeting
having been yours, an.? not ours, never
theless, we, will meet your committee as
(Signed) - GEORGE F. BAER.
This message waa in reply to the follow
ing message which Mr. Baer received from
President Mitchell earlier ln the day:
INDIANAPOLIS, March JO, If. George
F. Baer, Philadelphia: If agreeable to you
a meeting of the Joint sub-committee will
be held ln New York at 10 o'clock April
1.1. for the further consideration of the
wage scale In the snthraclte. fleid.
After receiving that measage Mr. Baer
Inquired, of Mr. . Mitchell whether the
miners would quit work on Monday and
after he received word from Mr. Mitchell
that )t was true, agreed to meet the
miners' committee on Tuesday.
Effect on Stock Market.
The stocks of the anthracite coal
roads, broke severely at the opening
of the stock . market today, Jersey
Central declined a . points, Philadel
phia and Reading 14 and Delaware A Hud
son t. The entire market waa heavy ln
aympathy -wlth these declines.' Delaware
ft Lackawanna and Lehigh Valley Railroad
company decided not to raise the present
price of coal, while their supplies hold ouL
To prevent ss far ss possible any corner
and consequent rise In prices fcy jobbers
or dealers, all the anthracite roads have
agreed not to sell more than a ' fixed
quantity, of coal at 'any One time. The
action, of the Mitchell committee In oreier
Ing the strike has aroused deep resentment
among the ooal operators, one of whom
characterised It as "a piece of unpardon
able folly." Thla operator Intimated the
operator might refuse ' to accept- the in
vitation of the eomrnltte'e for meeting
here next Tuesday, unless the strike order
is rescinded. ",.,,, ' ' ,
Traesdale Talk.
President Truesdale of the. Delaware,
Lackawanna A Western road, said:
The mines of th Lackawanna company
will be continued In operation on Monday
next and the company will endeavor to
continue the mine In operation. It Is
our purpose to have notices posted by the
superintendents at the mines ss soon ss
possibly notifying our employes that they
msy continue at worg under the same
conditions as now exist, under the anthra
cite strike sward.
In spite of denials, it Is ' persistently re
ported that two of the anthrsclte com
panles have prepared for trouble to the
extent of engaging1 pumpmen to take the
(Continued on Second Page.)
Foreeast for tebraska Fair and
Warmer Katorday. Monday Tartly
1 Miners Lire Twraty Daya nn Hay.
Perkle. rase trsaed to the Cnert.
Wsrkl.g oa the Aathraeltr Scale.
Mlnera Aaree to (Man the Scale.
9 Cincinnati Treeaarrra Par la.
Sews from All Parts of Nebraska.
4 Heme Brlnadlere Most Malt Awhile
Properdins; of roasrress. '
K r.naslp Among the City Polltlrtaa.
nolnara Before the People's Bar.
ew Thin as la I Iteratnre.
T Victims of (nealan In Chlcaan.
Happeala; In the Playhnase.
) Sleepy Operators ('sane of Wrecks.
9 Greatest Dam In World Finished.
10 Rdltnrlal.
11 Postal aah-atatlnna Delay Malls.
Xew Line to Month Omaha.
la Hnlf-Mlle rerdwa In the Park.
Commercial Hevlew of the Week.
laraatlir to Snceeed Wltte.
IS Financial and Commercial.
IX Coaarll RlosTs aad owa Sews.
Temperature at Omaha Yraterdayt
Hoar. Drsr. Hoar. Ilea.
R a, m ar I p. m r8
a. m 37 S p. m R4
T a. m : II 3 p. m It
N a. m Str -t p. m ns
9 a. m 4 ft p. m tl-t
ID . m 4:t 6 p. m n.l
11 a. m 4U T p. m SI
12 at lia m p. m AH
n p. m 4l
Base Ball Season la to Opea Mar 2
with the Omaha Tram at
DES MOINES, March SO. (Special Tele
gram.) The annunl schedule meeting of th
Western league was held here today, re
sulting ln the selection of a schedule call
ing for ISO games for each club. Des
Moines was represented by Cantlllon, Sioux
City by President Duncan, Omaha by Wil
liam Rourke, Lincoln by Holmes and Pu
eblo by Selee and Link.
The season will commence May 2, with
Des Moines nt Pueblo, Sioux City at Den
ver and Lincoln nt Omnha. It Is the first
year ln the history of the league that Dus
Molnea and Omaha have not been traveling
companions. The new arrangement allows
a eerier; with Lincoln nnd Omaha on the
return from the mountains without nny In
crease of mileage for either of the travel
ing teams.
The Victor was adopted as the official ball
of the league.
Each of the clubs posted a forfeit of $4,000
to Insure their staying In the league until
the close of the season.
Frank Selee, ex-manager of the Chicago
Nationals, took no part In the deliberations
of the league as a representative of Pu
eblo, but during the day he signed Morri
son, Inst . year with the Des Molnea and
Milwaukee clubs, and secured the release
of Cook, last year with Pueblo, from the
St. Louis team, where he had been drafted.
Ha also- made arrangements for another
pitcher to Join his squad. -During
the course Of the day Tebeau an
nounced that he had bought back Frans,
tho hard-hitting. Sunday-abstaining pitcher
last year with Kansas City, and that the
pitcher would be the property of the Kan
sas City team for the coming year. .
The' meeting of the league was prolonged
by the determination of Rourke and Dun
can that Holmes, as the Lincoln magnate,
should suffer s little If Sunday ball was
not permitted In his home town. These
two offered a schedule In which Holmes
was -to have four open Sundays, but the
latter schedule was not to the liking of
most of the fans, I'nder the schedule as
adopted Des Moines and Omaha will not
meet for a Sunday game throughout tho
season. '
Baslneas Relation with tbe Celestial
Klagdoai M'II1 Moon Be oa
Normal Baal.
SAN FRANCISCO. March 30.-The . Bul
letin says that direct Information from
the. trade ports and center of China la
to the effect that the boycott against
goods shipped from the United States Is
rapidly -.dying out and that there Is a
prospect of an early and full resumption
of. business.
Such advices come to rich and influential
Chinese merchants of this city who main
tain Intimate business relations with the
big cities of China. They have been re
ceived by the Six Companies and cover all
of China that Is known to the American
business man, comlns from Hongkong,
Canton, Shanghai and Hankow. They say
that prugresHlvo Chinese are gradually
overcoming the hostilities of the less ad
vanced claases a Ad growing openly defiant
of the viceroys, who, it is alleged, have
foatered the anti-American feeling.
The building of the Canton-Hankow
railway Is said to be exerting a powerful
Influence tn favor of trade with America
and has almost won back, aay the Chinese
writers, th sympathy of those importer
of foodstuffs from this country who have
suffered financially ever elnoe the boycott
was, begun, and have been looking for an
excuse to renew the business with Ameri
can firms.
Iocal Chinese merchants predict an end
In the near future of all trado differences.
tlortrsnr Darts Has l-ad of XWt
for Krnslvr oa Retoras
.w I-,
, , L1TTLK ROCK, Ark., March 3D. -With
: practically complete returns from sixty-two
; out of seventy-five counties, Oov-rnor J.f
; ferson Davis ha a majority of t.dlZ over
j Senator James II. Rerry for the democratic
' nomination for senator. Senator Berry, at
I Ma home ln Bcr.tonvUl. again declined to
! day to expre.s an opinion as to the proh
j able .remit, saying that he preferred to
I wait further returns. Returns from the
' Fourth congressional district Indli-alc the
I nomination of V. B. Cravens of Fort Smith
for representative ln congrvss to succeed
John S. Utile, nominated tor governor.
Speelal Body le to Ba Called to la.
veetlgate Life lasaraap
NEW YORK, March Ko.-Justlie Iowl(i.g,
ln the rupreme ro'irt today grunted the ap
plication made yesterday fcy IHstrlct At
torney Jerome for a special gland Jury to
Investigate luxurani-e matter. Ju.tice
Domling sulj he had consulted his sssucl
at Juatlcea and that they agreed s to th
advisability of granting Mr. Jerome's re
quest. The April grand Jury all be called
bout May
Contract Will Be Bienedwith All Operator.
Who Will Pay 1903 Scale.
Action Taken After Forceful Appeal hj
President Mitchell.
Mitchell Saji Half the Men in Central
District Will Soon Be at Work.
Doeameat I Placed oa File vrltta
fteeretarr After oase of Its
Statements Have Been
INDIANAPOLIS. Mnrch .-The national
convention of the Vnlted Mine Workera of
America adjourned sine die today, after
authorising the natlonnl and district officers
to sign a wage agreement with any coal
operator who would agree to pay the scale
of 19f3 or ita equivalent for a period of two
years. This Is nn advance of 5.56 per cent
ln wagea In Illinois, Indiana, Ohio nnd
western Pennsylvania and nil other dis
tricts except tho southwest, composed of
Missouri. Kansas, Texas, Arksnsns and
Indian Territory, where an advance of 1
cents per ton Is demanded, aa th 1303 scnle
Is practically In force In that district. The
convention declined an offer made by the
operators of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio to
submit the wage difference to arbitration.
Where a coal operator owna mines In dif
ferent districts the scale must be signed
for sll the properties st the same time
before any will be allowed to run. '
The action of the convention will brine;
out of the mines of the country tomorrow
night SW.SOO men in the anthracite and
bituminous fields. These will remain on
strike until settlements' have been signed by.
districts or with individual operators. Tho
only miners st work Monday will be 25.000
men in the New River, Pocahontas, Fair
mont and central fields of West Virginia,
where an agreement waa made several dnys
ago to allow the men to continue at work
until the district convention now in session
at Charleston haa reached a disagreement
with the operators.
State Conveatloas Thl Week.
The Joint state conventions of the out
lying districts, to bo held next week, cr
now in session, nt Charleston, W. Va.,
Louisville, Ky., Des Moines, la., Saginaw,
Mich., and Clearfield, In central Pennsyl
vania, were empowered under the action
of , the' convention today to sign sgree
menu with tho operators of .those, states
If they agree to pay the 1903 aoale.
' The men will return to work as soon a
the' scale Is signed. If there is disagree
ment ln these Joint state conventions any
of the miners can sign the scale and resume
work where Individual operators pay the
advanced scale.
It is anticipated that the scsle will bv
signed ln a few days by employers of 76.
00 mlnera. The Pittsburg Coal company
and F.- L. Robblna of western Pennsylva
nia,- who also own mines in uiuo, iinuui
and West Virginia, will, It la expected,
sign at once, together with a number of,
independent- opcratora. The mlnera e&peot
to get the advance soon In all the India
mines south of the Baltimore aV Ohio rail
road, ln a number of central Indiana mines,
In onn-half of the Illinois mines and in
a large percentage of the mine of Ohio.
The duration of the strike In Michigan.
Kentucky, central Pennsylvania, Iowa and
West Virginia can be better determined
when the conventions meet, when expres
sions from the operators aa to their In
tentions will b made. President Mitchell
said today he believed one-half of the ton
nage of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and western
Pennsylvania would sign very soon and
a large number of the Independents, hav
ing an annual output of 13.000,000 tons, who
protested here against the advance, but
who would pay the advance demanded
and their men would resume work.
The mlnera expect very few operatora
ln the southwest will sign at once.
T- V. IMnl rwtfmrfm rt 1 1, 1 H i 1-1-1 a -
journod today after disagreeing and after
the miners had unanimously declined to
submit the differences to a commission
to be appointed by President Roosevelt.
Natloaal Board Meets Today.
- The national executive board will meet
tomorrow morning to take up the details
of managing the strike. It was empow
ered to decide as to what employe will
be allowed to continue work a tb mine
to prevent the destruction of th property
during the suspension. There Is la the
national, district and local ' treasuries of
the miner $2.(00.000, of which $400,000 la
tn th national treasury.
President Mitchell expects to leave Sun
day for New York to meet in Joint con
ference with the anthracite operators.
The convention today failed to expel
Patrick Dolun and Uriah Belllngham, th
Pittsburg district officers, from the organ
isation by a vote of 460 vote to 333. The
controversy was referred back to the
Pittsburg district.
President Mitchell had absolute control
of tho convention throughout Its sessions
and every act desired by him was done.
I He signified today that if the convention
did not adopt the resolution permitting
the miners to sign wherever the advance
scale wos paid he would resign. The vote
woa unnnlnioua, although Vice President
Lewis took a vigorous position agalust It.
Mlaers' C'oaentlon at Mark.
President Mitchell In calling the national
convention of the I'nited Mine Workers of
.America to order today ssld:
Oenttmen the purpopo In asking for a
sepurnte convention of the miners Is to
determine the policy thst we snail now
puriue. The secrmary has a copy of ,-.
communication arldrouwd to the president
of the I'nited Plates hy a part of the
operators of three illlret, ar.d I think It
well that it now be submitted tor your
Secretary W. B. Wilson reud the reso
lution adopted -last night by operator of Il
linois, Indiana, Ohio unci western I'eiuiwy
lvanla, askli-.g the president of the United
Slates to appoint a committee to Investigate
mining condition.
Delegate Williams of Illinois asked what
assurance the miners hod that the oper
ators repreiented 10 ler cent of the tonnage.
Prefldent Miti heil rrpllrd that sfter reading
l,o rrscluikn of the operators, be hud
sent a t"legiPt to tt preside JJfcv telling
him that U) per cent of the tonntoB lu thu
stales mentioned ln the resolution wc-u
wllllrig to ay the advance asked.
W. D. Ryan of Illinois moved that "th
communication be referred aad yla mm