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    The Omaha Daily Bee.
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Register Today
ategistraro pit from a. m. to p. m.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNIXO, XOVEMREU ., 190(' TWENTY PAGES.
VOL. XXXVI-NO. 119.
SINGLE COPY TILKKE CENTS.
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BRYAN FOR 11EARST
Vebrukan WriUi Letter Aikint? Fxitids
to Vots for ths Itwipapor Mas. .
CAMPAIGN NOW AT FEVER HEAT
Etorttary loot's Spascb, and CroWa
Cablegram Topics of Disoutsisn.
BOTH CANDIDATES RETURN TO CITY
Each. Addronei a Cosei Aiidianoas Curiae
ths Evtuinc.
BOTH SIDES PROFESS CONFIDENCE
air. Hague aa Tfollilag Son He
mains Except Getting Got the
ToteMurphy- I'ndlamayed
by the Outlook.
NEW YORK, Nov. 2. Echoes of yester
day's development In the state were beard
on every side today In the comment of po
litical leaders on tho Richard Croker inter
view and tho speech of Secretary of State
Hoot at Vtlca last night. Fresh Interest
whs aroused by the publication cf a letter
from William J. Bryan to Bird S, Coler ,
borough president of Brooklyn, In which
the writer expressed the hope that all
democrats would support William R.
Hearst for governor. These things and
tho further fact that both Charles K.
Hughes and William R. Hearst, tho candi
dates for governor on the republican' and
democratic-Independence league tickets, re
spectively, were once mora on the stub
bornly, contested ground of the city of
greater cw iuik, uriua iaiuh-h aui...-i
to a high pitch. -
Mr. Hughes and Mr. Hearst gave their
attention to Kings and Queens counties
tonight, both making whirlwind daphes
from place to place In order to carry out
the detail!) of the long program mapped out
fur thim by their respective campaign
managers. Mr. Hearst was slatea to spea.K ;
at thirteen different meetings in Brook-
lyn. Ing Island City and Queens county. , room n1 Mon judge Graham in tho ctn
whllo Mr. Hughes' night's campaign called panenjng. of tha grand Jury. Ach asked
for euually as strenuous work. Besides
meeting arranged for the two guberna
torial candidates, both parties held numer
ous rallies throughout Manhattan in the
Interests of candidates for lens Important
olllees. Everywhere there were crowds to
listen to tho various' speakers and political
enthusiasm reached the hlghejrt pitch.
Many Speeches by HtiKhe.
Mr. Hughes left ITtlca early today for
New York. Ho made stops nt Beheneady.
Catskill and Newburgh. At the former
pis eo he made three speeches, In two of
which he spoke directly to many thousands
of worklngmen, appealing to them to sup
port his party In the coming elections.. His
last speech outilda of greater New York
was made at Catskill In the forenoon, where
lie addressed an enthusiastic meeting at the
town thoater. Immediately afterward he
started for'New York. Reaching this city
At o'clock ha took but a brief rest bo- I
fore entering upon the long list of meeting
nehixluled for tonight In Brooklyn nnd
Long Island. It was late In the night be
fore ho concluded.
Reviewing his upstate campaign tonight,
Mr. Hughes expressed satisfaction at tho
prospects of republican success and de
clared he was gratllcd with "the hearty
support of the republican organisation
thtoughout tho state." He added that the
support of old-line democrats was perhaps
the most significant feature of the campaign
nnd that It w now a simple Question of
vetting out tho vote.
Mr. Hearst was forced to rest during the
duy because of the serious condition of his
throat after last night's speechmaklng. He
resumed his labors tonight and was whirled
about Brooklyn and Long Island in an auto
mobile for speeches at many places. His
first appearance was at Watson's theater In
Ttrmiklvn. where an enthusiastic crowd
awaited him. Mr. Hearst's voice showed
th. effocts of his rigorous campaign upstate
und when he commenced his first address
tonight h found difficulty in making him
self heard by those In the rear of the
theater.
Anti-Trust Leaaae Against Hearst.
Henry B. Martin, secretary of the Ameri
can Autl-Trust league, tonight gave out a
tstement In which ho declares the anti
trust men of New York are tislng every
. effort to rid the party at this election of
the tJejy-st-Murphy crew, who are trying
ti turn tHp -honored organisation of J offer -
. son ajid Jackson Into a political corporation
tor the profit of one millionaire aud his
puttiers and hirelings.
Lottdaia of both artles tonlglv renewed
professions of absolute confidence In tho
outcome of Tuesday's balloting- Timothy
Woodruff, chairman of the republican state
commute, declared ha was perfectly satls
V.d with the prospects and predicted for
Mr. Hughes a sweeping victory. On the
other hand, Charles F. Murphy, leader of
Tammany,- reiterated hi assurance that
Tammany would poll its full vote for
Huardt and that he was confident the demo
cratic . oandldates would be elected by a
large majority.
Bryan's Letter to Calar.
W. J. Bryan has written a letter to Bird
S. Coler, borough president of Brooklyn,
.indorsing the candidacy of William R.
llear'it for governor.
yj. liryan'a letter follows:
My lesr Mr. Coler: I am very anxious
- to bur Ileum elected and would have come
t New York to help him if I thought an
KUtslUt) speaker woAild have been of assist
ance, from Indication, however, he 1 go
ing to win. as ho ought to. If I have any
frionds 'here I want them to vote for him.
Sigued) BRYAN. .
Mr. Bryan wrot aa quoted In a personal
letter to Mr. Coler dated at Madison, 111.,
and lecflved on October SI. The portion of
i he latter not given out was of a personal
nature. Mr. Coler telegraphed Mr. Bryan
nnd eeeursd his authority to make a por
tion of the letter public.
Mr. Coler in giving out the letter said:
Mr. Bryan's letter sheuld be enough for
ail democrat In this ute. As for lnue-
Irf-ridaiH. 1 cannot imagine that they are
xolnpr t
iders
I
KOlnpr to taks tlia advice of the piratical
iaierS or ino oui piruaioi sjsieni. 1 ney
(Continued on beionl Page.)
Register Today.
la order to vote at the coming; elec
tion and at subsequent primaries
rverr t'lector ln Omaha and. South
Oinalia must appear personally before
the legist ration board for his voting
tlMrit-t and have his uajiio properly j
enrolled. Xo previous registration
lioKU gid Ibis year. Saturday, Ko
icuilx r a, is the last regUt ration day.
lu order to vole
You Must Register,
HEARING ON IN SAN FRANCISCO
Ruef and Board of SunervUors Deny
Allegation In Complaint by
lleuer.
on the restraining order brought by
trirt Attorney Langdon to prcve nt ,."
hum Ruef from taking possession
office of the district attorney anr -t
tho action of the Board of 8r v In
ousting Langdon and appolV it to
that office, was begun bfor '-' '' Judge
Seawell today. , ,
Two separate answers : ., complaint
writ presented, one on behu-,, of Ruef and
tho other on behalf of tho Board of Surer-
visors. Each answer was accompanied by
affidavits denylrvg tho allegations In Heney's j
original complaint, which charged felonies
to Ruef and the seventeen supervisors.
The court room was crowded. District
Attorney Langdou was present and with
nini were nis assistants, mrn-n j. unir,,
Charles W. Cobb and Hiram Johnson, who
conducted the examination for Langdon.
Ruef was represented by Samuel Short-
rldge and Henry Ach. and the members of
the Board of Supervisors were represented
by 'William T. Bggett and Jack Williams
of the city attorney's office. Ruef arrived
after the proceedings had begun. He wag
accompanied by his bodyguard.
Attorney Johnson, addressing Judge Sea
well, said:
"One reason that liuef und the bv.ht-
visors were restrained la because they were
engaged in a conspiracy to obstruct the
adimntrfcUoll of Ju8t,c,
torney was engaged In an investigation of
certair crimes of Abraham Ruef, who was
the party seeking to inject himself Into
the district attorney's offlce. If Langdon
were put on the stand he would consent
to answer only as to that matter not as
to evidence he had In hla possession
This was agreed to and Ach stated that
he would make the Issue on two points:
,. m..m ..u i
Iangdon had the right to enjoin the new
appointee from taking office.
District Attorney Ijingdon was then
. , , , .am a l t i
been in charge of the offlce slnco January I
8: that he had Issued orders to all his
deputies and knew that these orders were
carr)c1 out IIe nad performed the duties
f dlgtrict Bttornev in Judge Dunn's court
him , to name his deputies. He did so,
among them Francis J. Heney. Ach asked
what Instructions he had given to Heney
nfter Heney's appointment. To this ques
tion Johnson entered vigorous objections,
declaring that such questions had caused
Langdon to ignore the proceedings before
Notary Puknnx. Judge Seawell suggested
to Johnson that the proper procedure was
to move that the discussion bo. struck out.
Attorney 3aggett at this point announced
that as official city attorney he represented
the Board of Supervisors aa a whole. He
had no objection to the other attorneys
representing them as individuals. Ho ftlcd
an answer to Ijingdon's complaint. As
sistant District Attorney Robert Harrison
was. placed on the stand. He stated that
the deputies foared Ruef would use force
in his effort to take possession of the dis
trict attorney's office. In reply to Aeh's
Questions, Harrison stated Jhat piany .P'r-
sous had told him on th" evening of Oc
tober 25 thAt Ruef Intend. ng using force to
secure - poowepalon of tho office. He said
that such a possibility was discussed at u
gathering at the Independence league head
quarters. .
"Was Heney present?" asked Ach.
This question furnished a dramatic epi
sode. Heney, face red with anger. Jumped
to his feet and declared that he had never
been In the Independence league head
quarter In his life and was taking abso
lutely no part In politics. He declared- he
had no Intention of running for office,
either now or In the future
Arguments by the opposing counsel of
legal points Involved in the controversy oc
cupied the greater part of the afternoon
session.
Judge Seawell adjourned court until Man-
l day.
PITTSBURG MURDER MYSTERY
Jame A. McMUlen. a WeaHhy Cltlsea,
Slugged and Robbed Hear His
Reaideaaa.
'. P1TT8B17RO, Nov, IS. Developmwnts to
night in the murder and robbery of James
A. McMUlen, aged 65 years, a wealthy
business man, who was found dead and his
pockets rlfltd at 7:30 this morning near his
residence In the Wat End, have assumed
a mysterious phase that baffles the police.
The authorities stated tonight they are
absolutely without a clue and announced
at 6M this evening another highway rob
bery occurred within a block of this morn
ing's murderous assault, Edward Young,
a driver, 'as held up by three men who.
after beating him Into unconsciousness,
took to0. Tho entire detective force and a
number of special officers are at work on
tho cases. They are working on the thory
that the three men who attacked Young
were probably McMlllln's assailants.
The mystery surrounding the murder was
increased when the detectives learned to
night that two well dressed men had called
at the morgue to examine McMlllln's ef
fects. They said they were attorneys and
asked If any legal papers had been found
on the body, adding that they were needed
In Important litigation. They refused to
give their names aud the authorities are
now trying to locute them.
A post-mortem examination has shown
that McMUlen was knocked unconscious
with some blunt instrument and died from
exposure.
LUMBER TRUST ON COAST
Coaablautloa Is Interstate In Extent
and Ktldence Will Be Sent to
Waahluatou.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. S.-Uniied blates
District Attorney Robert T. Dovlln has de
ckled to forward to Washington the evl-
' dmce presoiiiea neror me leacrai grand
jury during the investigation Into the acti
of tho slUsed Kan Francisco Lumber trust.
This evidence, according to Devlin. Im
plicates Oregon and Washington lumber
men. as well as local members of the al
leged unlawful combination. The trust is '
therefore an interstate organization and
further Investigation will be conducted
from Washington.
JAPAN IN BATTLESHIP RACE
Miked Will Ualld Flghtlaa; Macblaa
a.tXMI Tons Larger Tana the
Dreaduaught.
I
IXlNLKJN'. .Nov. 3. Tho ISilly Teitsruph !
y it in reported that Japan bus decided
lu txgiti the construction of a battleship!
exceeding ths di:plu.cmenl of tbt Dfd- !
naught Vy 1W t-.-n. T.
CANAL PROJECT IS VAST
Circular to ?rpctivs Bidden Prtunti
IiCterin licurta.
.LIONS OF YARDS OF EXCAVATION
Thoaeanda of Tone of Structural Steel
deeded for Gates and Sluices
More Detailed Estimate
Coming-.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 2. Some Idea ot
the vastness of tho Panama canal project
is conveyed in a circular Issued by the com
mission today for tho information of pros-
pectlvo bidders for constructing the canal, i
It I estimated that the quantities of ma-
terlal to be removed and to be applied to
tho work of construction are only approx-
innate; and even the location and cnaracter
of structure may be changed. It is hoped
I tnut pxacto Information will lxi collected
by tho committee of five engineers who are
c,arg.-d to estimate a reasonable cost and
trno for c0nipIfitll,j. thn canal. Tho circular
unar Mparate heads the character
of the work to be done. The amount of ex- 2, James O. Markey carrier. Porter Ing
cavation is staggering In extent. The sum- substitute; Williamsburg, route 3, William
mary shows that the estimated excavation T. Fills carrier. John Spcllman substitute,
and structural material In these sections j Rural route No. 2 has been ordered e.itab
are approximately as follows: llshcd January 3 at Norway, Benton county.
Colon section, 9.45C.0OO cubic yards; Mindl Iowa, serving C25 people and sixty-five faml
sectlon, 11.000,000 yards; Gatun locks, exca- lies.
vatlon, 8,060,(100 yards; concrete, l.auj,"" 0 Thomas W. Wultcrs has been appointed
yards: stoel gates, 29.23O.0UO pounds: Gatun postmaster at Pekay, Mahaska county.
dam. earth filled, 21,200,000 yards; Gatun reg-
ooncrefte, 189.U0O yards; uteel sluices, 5.((K),u30
pounds. Inke section, excavation. :4,000,COO ,
yards; Culebra. excavation, 3fl.oo0.ono yards;
Pedro Miguel, excavation, ll.&S.OOi) yards;
TVtr1ts Xt i tvi tfil )fi Ir Avra i-ollnn 1 iTillslal
yarU8. eml,ankmentt ym.m yards." buck
fill, 390,000 yards; concrete, R13.612 yards; cist
Iron, 732,000 pounds; steel gates. 19,EW,010
pounds. Lake Sosa section, excavation,
1.680,000 yards: Sosa locks excavation, 1.430,
000 yards; back fill, 950.000 yards; concrete,
592.SUO yards; cut stone. ttiiO.OOO yards: b ick,
u-,ow j uo, wml ci "'11 v, T - -.rij n i uc? . J' r
"J" "It f ' J,
oi,i.w, i.uimn, ia. iiniii, u,.nn !
000 yurds: Corosal-Sosa dam. 5,;7,U00 yards; ;
Panama bay excavation, 8,528.000 yards.
Fanrral uf Congressman Hoar.
The commit IhO on the iart of the house
funeral of
of representatives to attend the
Representative Rockwood Hoar at Wor
cester, Mass., next Monday was an
nounced here today. It is composed of
Messrs. Lawrence, Gillette, Tlrrell, Ames,
Gardner. Roberts. McCall, Kellher, Mc-
Nary. Sullivan, Meels, Greene and Liver
Ing of tho Massachusetts delegation, Fos
ter of Vermont. Burleigh of Maine, Cur
rier of New Haniphirc, Capron of Rhode
Island. Olmsted of Pennsylvania and Tal
bot t of Maryland.
Design for ew Battleship.
Secretary Bonaparte today appointed a
board consisting of the' assistant secretary
of the navy, the englneer-ln-chlef of the
navy, the chief of tho bureau or ordnance,
the chief constructor of the navy. Captain
John P. Merrill, Captain ' Raymond . P.
Rodgcrs and Captain Richard Walnwrlght
to consider the designs und plans submitted
to the Navy department or a now battle
ship.' The lioard Is to report' lis decision
to the department not later than Novem
ber 'JO. '
Fairbanks In Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS. Nov. 1 The special
train bearing Vice President Charles V.
Fairbanks on his speaking tour of the state
started Uxjay from South Bend. Tho day
was to bo spent In northwestern Indiana,
ending with a meeting tonight at Terro
Haute. '
Some Questions Slill Unanswered by Bryan
William Jennings Bryan Is now engaged in a campaign speaking tear or Nebraska. AVhile addressing the
Yoters -t different points the taxnaylng citizens would like to have him answer a few questions that are specially
pertinent and timely;
Do you approve of the deal, which your brother-in-law, T. S. Allen, chairman of tho democratic state commit
tee, has made with the tax shirking railroads to line all the democratic legiblatlve candidates up against the taxa
tion of railway terminals for municipal purposes thu saniv as other city property?
Are you In favor of compelling the railroads to vay city taxes on their property within limits of muuicipal
corporations, or ia favor of the continuance of the presont system by which they escape paying city taxes almost en
tirely. Doei y.our declaration that no one connected directly or Indirectly with privilege seeking corporations should
have any place in the councils of the democratic party apply to Chairman Allen in his partnerchip with the legal rep
resentative of the Missouri Pacific railroad and the use of partnership stationery in sending out democratic cam
paign literature?
Will you use your influence next winter to get the democrats In the legislature to join with the republicans
to force the railroads to pay their full share of city taxes, irrespective of any promises made to the railroads by your
brother-in-law, Chairman Allen?
Nebraska Democrats in
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BEK3CP.ATiC STATE
UNCOLM MOTEL.
ExacunvB COMMITTU
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t nolo you herewith oopy of an adltorial anion appear
ln'the Blgtr Pilot, a rspublloaa paper. I thin this Is good stuft
and If you aan find spaoa for It or f raaa up an editorial In your
can language onvsylng tha ana Idea It sill ba affective.
the rnpuhlloan platforn haa a "Tsralnal Taxation" plank that.
Ill glva to Oaaha tha benefit of all tho terminal taxes instead of
distributing ths ssa out ovor the ontlr stato as Is now dono. If
tho republloan platfora is onaotod into la it "111 tioan that every
town In tho otato will lose their proportionate share cf tho railroad
tu.s and that Omaha will be tho beneficiary. Tho Onahs Boo has
already plols4 ninety republican candidate In tho legislature on
this proposition. Tho other republican candidate refused to glv
their assent to tho ooheae. X think this lo important, L
Tours
THAT VELL-TALE
, Tuls tetter has been mailed out from democratic state headquar
ters to all sdiiors of democratic and populiat new&papers iu Ne
braska in an envelope bearing the inscription, "Tulbot and Allen.,
attorneys-at-law. Fraternity building, Lincoln. Nebraska" Talbot Is
ths chief legal representative tu Mebiaaka of the Missouri I'acta
ARGUMENT IN ELEVATOR CASE
Attorney fireeae Complete Ilia
and Start Home to
Vata.
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From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Nov. 2.-fSnorlnl TlI
rram.) The argument before the Interstate
Commerce commission In the Pcavey cu
rator C3se was concluded today, diaries
J. Greene of Omaha mude the closing argu
ment, and at its conclusion left for Omaha
so thit he might vote, for John Ij. Kennedy
and the republican ticket.
Major T. 8. Clarkson, formerly of Omnha,
but now a resident of Seattle, Is in Wash
ington. Major Clarkson Is here as special
commissioner of the proposed Alssk:'!-
Yukon-Pnrirlc exposition, which is to be
held in Seattle In !"!. This exposition Is
tttt R.litnv flirt ffnvni'nmnt fnr n Mlnpln
f,0,.ir my Mng d,.p(rou(1 that the gnvf.rn.
n )mn ail8(lnme an nppmpria,,. exhibit,
v?,.r,.i --. an,mi,.
cmnnbell. route 2. Walter I.. Guy carrier,
KlWPUa A- 0ljy substitute; Fremont, routj
. j,n p.' Larson carrier. John P. Hansen
substitute: Lindsay, route 1. Peter Bet-
tlnger currier. John Bellinger substitute;
York, route 3, Allen Nellls carrier. Dexter
King substitute. Iowa-Iiondurant, route
Jowa' "re "wen uees, resigned.
ELECTION FRAUDS IN ST. LOUIS
Committeeman and Two Clerks
Charged -with MatllatlnaT Poll
Hook and cglect of l)nt),
ST. LOL'IS, Nov. 2. An Indictment
charging mutilation of the poll books was
issued toduy by the grand Jury against
Frederick Heldocker. republican city cen
tral committeeman in the Ninth ward. As
soon ns Heldeckcr was informed that an
haJ
ei,.lioned uo tho police that he would
,,urrender himself. Indictments were also
returned by the grand jury ugalnst J. H.
Hlbbard, republican clerk In the Fourth
! precinct of the Fourth ward, and Frank
lluCn,,!" democratic clerk in the same
pons. eiiHrgniK iieKieci in utii.i, uiui linainei
Dr. H. C. Grosby, charged with having
mude a false affidavit. All three were
taken Into custody. The grand Jury is
sued a public statement today to the ef
fect that nothing would bo left undone
to make a thorough, nonpartisan Investi
gation of alleged election . frauds and to
Indict offenders. '
NEW ROADS T0NEW ORLEANS
Three Hnnsa City Line Are Planning-
Extension to the
Crescent City.
KANSAS CITY. Nov. 2. Tin Star today!
says: "Three railroad lines centering in
Kansas City are actively seeking an en
trance to New Orleans. They arc the Kan
sas City Souther", the Missouri. Kansas .fe
Texas and tin Atchison, - -Topcka 61
Santa' Fc.
A dispatch from New Orleans says that
ai rangoments are pending for the Joint use
of the Louisiana Railway & Navigation
company, a line recently completed between
Hhreveport and New Orlean.t by the Mis
souri, Kansas & Texas and thu Kaifsas City
Southern railroads. It Is understood ulso
(that a survey Is being made for the pur-
'pose of connectlnc the Santa Fe with this
railroad."
League with the Railroads
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LETTER.
PEARY FAILS TO USD POLE
Expedition, BoweTor, Ifake New Record
for lUit Northerly Foiat Reichd.
OPEN WATER DELAYS SLEDGE PARTY
Brraknp of lee Destroys Caches and
Kxplnrrr Drift Steadily Kant,
ward Dog Are Kites on
Retarn Trip.
NEW YORK. Nov. 2. -The I'nlted States
now holds the reeord of "farthest mirth,','
87 degrees, 6 minutes. This feat was ac
complished by Commander Robert K- Peary
of the Ciilted 8tates navy. The Intrepid
Arctic explorer failed' to roach 'the north
pole, an he had confidently hoped to do
with his socially constructed vessel tho
Roosevelt but he penetrated nearer the
polo than the duki' of the Abbruzzl's ex- I
peditlon, which had held the Arctic record,
M degrees, Si minutes. What Comnisnder
Peary did and his experiences during the
past year In the frozen north arc rather
briefly but certainly vividly summarized In
n communl(!ation received tonight by -Herbert
L. Brldgeman, secretory of the Peary
Arctic club.
Commander Penrj's Message.
This uonimuiiication follows:
HOPEPALK. Labrador (via Tnillingate,
N. F.. Nov. 2.) Herbert L. Brldgeman;
Roosevelt wintered on north coast of i
t.raniland. somewhat north of the Alert
wlnt'-r quarters. Went north with sledges
In February, via Heckla and Columbia.
Delayed by open water between 84 nnd Si i
degrees. Jteyond 85 degrees six days. Gale i
disrupted lee nnd destroyed caches, cut
off communication with supporting bodies
und drifted due cast. Reached S7 degrees,
6 minutes, north latitude over lee, drtfttiiR
steadily eastward. Returning, ate eight
doits. Drifted eastward; delayed by open
water; reached nort h const of Gianthind
In straitened condition. Killed liniskoxeii
and returned along Greenland const to
ship.
Two supporting parties were driven on
tiie north coast of Greenland. One rescued
by me In a starving condition. After one
week's recuperation "n the Roosevelt,
sledged west, completing north coast of
Granlland and reached other land nee.r
looth meridian. Homeward voyage, inces
sant buttle with ice. storms and head
winds. Roosevelt magnificent Ice lighter
nnd sea boat. No deaths or Illness on ex
pedition. PEARY.
Peary Is (omlna Home.
After furnishing the Associated Press the
contents of Commander Peary's report, Mr.
Brldgeman said tho receipt of any news
frcm tho explorer now was quite a surprise
to him, because he had supposed It had
become too late in the season for Com
mander Peary to send news of hlH venture.
Mr. Brldgeman addod that the message
spoke for Itself,, and that as he did not
know any more of tho results of Com
mander Peary's efforts to reach the polo
than the public did he could hardly com
ment on the rilspntc)i. There was little
doubt, ho said, that Commander Peary was
coming home. This seems to be borne out
by the routing of tho dispatch. Hopedalo
or Hoffenthal is a Moravian mission sta
tion on the east coast of Labrador. Twil
llugato Is a port on the cast coast of
Newfoundland. Mr. Brldgeman said tho
; message was probably mailed by Com
I mander Peary from Hopedale to the most
accessible cuhl? point.
. Start f Expedition.
Commander lVury's- polar steamship,- rh
Roosevelt, left New York on Us long
Journey in smirch of the north pole July l,
. irG. The Roosevelt was built In Maine and
came down to Now York, where it was re
fitted before starting. The vessel, for which
funds were furnished by the- Arctic club of
New Y'ork, was designed bj- Naval Archi
tect William Wlnant particularly for arctic,
exploration. It cost about 1100.000. The
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Deuiocratie Editor Speak Out.
Special Dispatch to the World-Herald.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb.. Feb. 8, W.l-At
tho meeting of the Democratic Kditorial
association this evening resolutions were
unanimously adopted endorsing House Roll
171 and also the revenue measure, now be
fore the Nebraska legislature. A special
committee, of which C. J. Bowlby, editor
of the Crete Democrat, was chairman and
C. D. Caspar, editor of the David City
Press, secretary, reported the following-
We denounce tho attempt of too railway
lobby to deoetvo tho pabUo with respect
to House Boll 1T1, now pending before the
Msbratka legislature, the same being a
bill designed to require railroad companies
to beat their Just proportion of taxation
in cities of tho metropolitan class.
lb attempt on the part of tha railroad
lobby to make It appear through editorial.,
admittedly written by tho lebby and paid
for by ths railroads, that this measure,
if enacted into law, woold aCeet taxes to
be paid by tho railroads for state, county
and school purpose is Indefeasible aad
deserves prompt aad vigorous rebnko at
the hands of ail who believe that tho
truth should bo knowa with respect to
every publio mtasnro and who object to
tho escape of taxation by tho railroads for
state, county, city or school purposes.
Wo believe it to bo tho duty of evsry
democratic member of tho legislature to
vote for Bouse atoll 171 and register bis
protest In an an active way against tho at
tampt of tho railroads to deceivo the peo
ple, and through such deception escape
their proportion of taxation.
This resolution was thoroughly discussed
nd was adopted by a unanimous vote of
the sssoctalluu.
Action of Democratic Editors.
Tho World-Ii3ra!d congratulates the Dem.
ucratlo fcditortal Association of Nebraska
upou the adoption of a resolution endorsing
House Roll 171 (providing for municipal
taxation of railway terminals). Although
tho railroad lobby la exerting its best ef
forts to hoodwink the people with respect
to this bill. It has failed to pull the woo(
uvt-r the optics of the democratic editors
ul this state.
Tho democratic editors have taken tho
correct position. It is to be hoped that thj
suggestion they make to the members of
the leglalatur will be adopted by at least
ovtry democratic aid popullat member.
Omaha World-lirld, ftbrtmrw ,
THE BEE BULLETIN.
to recent ror ehraska Showers Sat-
rile,. Snnriay Fair and Warmer.
Page.
I Bryan Write to Help Hearst.
Panama Canal Prnjeet I tut.
Peary Fall te Reaeh orth Pole.
Army Officers Talk with the 1 tea.
8 Government to Aid .lap Stodent.
Bryan Ignore the Allen Letter.
3 fi from All Tart of Nebraska.
4 Marqal Ito I to Leave ( arm.
Rnaslan t'ampalaa I Now On.
Tories Ylctorloa In London.
ft Kml-rr of Kiss Menellk Here.
U Woman In (lab and Charity.
Note of Omaha Society.
T Affairs at Sonth Omaha.
Review of Current Llteratare.
N How the Chinese Slip Over Border.
W Commercial nrvlew of the Week.
Sporting- Event of the Day.
1 Heroic Heed Done by Whnler.
12 Rig Scandal In Railroad Land.
1.1 Good Thin to F.nt Are Plentiful,
t'orreapondent the People' Lobby
14 Editorial.
15 (ioaslp of the Pendlna Campaign.
Banquet to He roe of Penre and
War.
In Legislator Who Stand for Plat
form. 17 Financial and Commercial News.
li Council Bluff and Iowa News.
Temperuture at Omaha Yesterdayi
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STEEL MEN FOR OPEN SHOP
Maker and Erectors of Bridge and
House Work Hold Confer- '
ence In New York.
NEW YORK, Nov. 2. The National Erec
tors' association, comprising many manu
facturers und erectors of steel structures,
voted toduy to continue its contest for
"open shops."
-Among the concerns represented at the
meeting today were the American Bridge
company. Fennwvlvnnla Steel company,
MeCllutock & Marshall, Phoenix Bridge
company, Wisconsin Bridge company, Rlter
& Con ley Manufacturing company, Pitts
burg Construction ' company. Fort Pitt
Bridge company, Hoyle & Iatterson com
pany, 8. I. Mitchell. Illinois Steel company,
Post & McCortl, Cooper Iron Works anil
Milliken Bros.
At tho conclusion of the conference, which
lasied thieo hours, It was said that over
tures had been received from both the
international organisations of the House
siiiiths' and the Brldgomen's unions snd
from various loc;il unlbns l-eijuestlng the
holding of a corferenco . at which the
present state of trade, might be discussed.
It was deckled to reject these overtures
and to- re-use to hold such a conference.
An oflicer of the association, who acted .s
spokesman,- suld:
At present the business of steel erection
is on the open shop basis practically
throughout the country. Tlvit bnsts wo are
determined- to mntntntn,-The- meeting .de
cided ui'imlmously to stand by the on
shop and to reject nil overtures looking to
the overthrow of the open shop. It may
also be stated that the association will back
on . th Illinois Kteel comnanv which ' is
I building the great plant at Ourv, lnd ,
whero a hlrine whs oeciarvu on wetineeoay.
Our meeting today was It. fact a sort
nf love feast, held In Jubilation over the
Miiceess of the tight we have made for the
open shop We have won that tifrht nnd
ut the meeting todnv we heard th detailed
reports as to the progress aeeompusnea.
METHODIST MISSION MONEY
General Co'iuinlttee Appropriates !,
. NHi,OlX for Work During
Coming Tear. 1
IH'FFALO. Nov. 2. The general mission
ary committee of the Methodist Episcopal
rhurch hart decided to tlx the total sum
to be appropriated for home and foreign
missionary work for the coming your nt
$l,t5(;.0i"0, this being about the amount con
tributed by the denomination for mission
purposes during the year ending October ill.
Tho commission on consolidation of benev
olences of the Methodist church, which
was appointed at the general conference
In Los Angelas in 1904. made a partial re
port to the bishops today.
Instead of six benevolent societies, the
Methodist church will hereafter have only
three. The board of education, the Sunday
School union, the Methodist Tract society
and the Fruednien'o Aid and Southern
Kducatlonal society will be merged In a
bourd of education, frecdmen's aid nnd
Sunday schools, with headquarters In Cin
cinnati. The Missionary society will be divided
Into two section. The work of this so
ciety In foreign fields will be directed by
a board of foreign missions with headquar
ters in New York. The home work of the
Mllsonary society will be merged with the
Church Extension society under the name
of the board of home missions and church
extension, with headquarters at Phila
delphia. PENNSYLVANIARAISES WAGES
Employes on East and West Systems
to Have Advance of Ten
Per Cent.
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 2.-The Publio
Ledger tomorrow will say: The wage of
all employes of the Pennsylvania railroad
system on lines eust and west of Pitts
burg are to be increased. Nearly 150.000
men will be affected. It is probable the
Increnso will be effective December 1, but
on account of the detail work to bo dono
before a sweeping order 1 Issued, it may
be later.
The management Is considering a propo
sition to grant an Increase of 10 per cent
to all employes whose salary per month
Is less than M. The monthly payroll of
the system average SliMKJU.fJM), aud an in
crease would meaa the additonal payment
of 1,0)U,UC.
The total number of employes on the com
bined systetii affected Is about 133,66.
MACHINISTS' STRIKE SETTLED
Employes of Southern Railway Shops
Will Return to Work Monday ,
Morning.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 2. The strike of
machinist on the Southern railway, which
was liiugurated recently for an Increase
In wugeE, was t tied toduy. The men now
on striko will return to their old positions
on Monday morning. The wages offered
by the company to the machinists prior to
the strike are to apply from November 6
and the rompany's pniosltlon to arbitrate
the difference between the ax ale und the
demand ot uiilforiu apprentices hag been
accvpU'd,
BIG TALK WITH UTES
Army Officers Tinlly ffenrs a Coiferosro
with Iudiaas.
NO AGREEMENT HAS BEEN REACHED YET
General Opinion tbatUtos Will Coutnt to
Itturn Eomi.
PROMISE OF RATIONS DURING WINTER
Zuildinci en 0. W. Stnoh Nsnhwoit of
SutricUn Burned by Utot.
CHIEF APPAH DEPOSED BY THE BAND
Change Is Said te Have Been
Made After a Stormy Council
the .Members of tha
SHERIDAN. Wyo., Nov. 2.-(8peeiai
Telegram.) A private messenger, arriving
at Arvndit from the conference between
the Vtes and officer of the Tenth and
Sixth cavalry, reported tho powwow still
In session ns he left, with the chances ap
parently favorable for nn agreement on tho
part of the Ctes to return to t'tsh. Rep
resenting the t'tes are Chiefs Red Cap,
Ponnap nnd I'nknnrkln, who frequently
withdrew and talked over matters out ot
range of the soldiers. The I'tes have been
offered transportation to Utah and rations
for the winter. The white chief ajso prom
ised to tnko up the matter of finding them
a suitable hunting ground next spring, but
the Utes could not be made to understand
whnt taking It up meant. They wanted a
definite promise.
Chief Black Wlilskere refused to attend,
.saying his plnce was at the head of tho
tribe. The I'tes held a big dance and pow
wow before the chiefs left for the con
ference and tho matter was evidently
thoroughly discussed. Should the confer-"
ence fall to reach an agreement it Is
thought tho t'tes will make an attempt to
reach the Sioux reservation . to the oast,
having evidently given up the Idea of makr
Ing tho Cheyenne reservation In the face
of military now stationed west of thqm.
Tho Ute Indians, now almost too strong,
with 1,100 ponies, are still camped on Llttlo
Powder river, thirty-flve miles northeast of
Moorhcad. A messenger who arrived today
at Arvada talked with Chief Unkaskia, who
said: "Snow comes; wo go to see Sioux
pretty soon. Cheyenne come not now."
A courier is , momentarily expected at
Arvnda with tho news of tho result of the
conference between the I'tes Hnd Colonel
Rodgors and Major Grierson.
Indians have set fire to the. buildings on
the "O. W." ranch on Hanging Women
creek, fifty miles northwest of Sheridan,
according to a report received over the
telephone front Blrney this morning. Thu
owner, J. B. Kenncdlck, Is said to be at the
ranch, which Is one of the largest in this
part of tho country.
That a buttlo between Cheyenne and
troops was fought, as toM by a dispatch
purporting "to be from Ashland, Mont., is '
absolutely denied this morning by suld.crs
under Colonel Augur leaving Blrney at
o'clock this morning for Ashland.
The Fort Kcogh troops are patroling tho
Tongue river valley between theso two
points and have not reported seeing any
Cheyennes. The report is also denied by
a newspaper correspondent at tho front. .
Chief Appah of tho Utes has been stripped
of his authority by a council of the trlbo
and Black Whiskers Is now chief, aided by
Rod Cap. The chango Is said to have been
the result of a stormy council and the for
mer Ute chieftain was deposed becauss ho
favored a powwow with soldiers. It Is un
derstood that tho government scout, Amer
ican Horse, has arranged' tor a powwow
this afternoon, but It Is not knowu what
Indians will attend. '
Report 1 Questioned.
A correspondent In the field, denies posi
tively reports that there has been a clash
between tho Cheyennes and soldiers. Fort
Keogh troops are patrolling Tongue river
valley between Blrney and Ashland and
have not een any Cheyennes. Colonel
Auger left Blrney today for Ashland. Re
ports of the burning of a ranch building
at the "O. AV." ranch are not credited.
The Uto chief Appar Is reported deposed
by his tribe because he favored . pow
wow with the troops. It was said he was
supplanted by Black Whiskers and Red
Cap, who favor union with the Cheyennes
and offering resistance. American Horse,
an Indian scout employed by the govern
ment, aill take part In a conference be
tween soldiers and Indians this afternoon.
Capture of Wagon a Myth.
Officials at army headquarters in Omaha
discredit th report that one of the supply
wagons hauling commissary stores to tho
troops operating against the Indians had
been captured by the t'tes. Headquarters
Is in direct communication with the troops.
Captain Wlldman Is with Colonel Augur
and hie command of the Eighth cavalry,
and Colonels Rodger with the Sixth cav-c-lry
and Major Grierson with the Tenth
cavalry have Joined forces. Advlcss re
ceived from the latter commands by tele
graph are to the effect that the Indians
arc quiet and not committing any depreda
tions, nor have they dono eo, except wher
a few bucks have killed two or three head
of cattle.
A conference was to have been had witii
the Indiana,- posallily Friday, and they ale
disposed to treat with the military.
The Utes are not to bo considered as a
war purty, from the fact they have their
fuiiillles with thorn and are merely out on
a . hunting expedition. Indian raiding par
ties do not go on the warpath or u raid
with their squaws and children accompany
ing them. The entire body of Indians is
now encamped on the Utile Powder, und
no effort is being made by them to wander
away, except for an occasional hunt In tha
j near vicinity of their camp.
' The story' of the capture of the wagon
' load of supplies Is thought to have oiie,
Jinated from the telegraphic inquiry regard
ing the exact location of one of the wagons
that was enroute to Major Orierson's com.
muii'l, which, it ; thought, had been dl-
Register Today.
Ia older to vote at the coming elec
tion and at subsequent primaries,
every elector . In Omaha aud houtli
Omaha niuit appear personally before.
I lie registration board for Ills voting
district and have liU nanio properly
enrolled. Ni previous registration
huldt good tills year. Saturday, .No
vember il, is the last registration Uy
In order to tote
You Must Register.