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VOL. XXXVI-NO. 132.
OMAHA, MONDAY MOIIN1NO, NOVHMBEU 1I, 1.006.
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Clbtt;ed hnrch at Bern.
EDIFICE IS CRCVU AT Thl TlMZ
Finio Email mux ibe Throe hich
Filled the Ld fice.
FORTUNAtELY NON-c-U-D LY EXPLOSION
Hich Altar uau eaeath lbs Grut
Loins el te V. hiuch.
CHAIR OF ST. Pel. h .- rtEAR THE SCtNu
Priceless Works ut jtre littertaral Art
anil Object of (leTereuce to
Church Are on Evfrr
Hi. (ME, Nov. 18. A bomb w exploded In
St. Peter-, today. The cdllice was crowded
and aa Indescribable eer
foltov.ed. Tnore were nr
As man us the echoes v
roar rind ctal, a ennon
t ' icmendous
assuring worus to quiot the ,
vain. They tied In nil dlreC
number of women fainted. V
children Bcreamtd and tried to
their families In tba crush. The cln
ao large, however, that there wss (i
room for the crowd to scatter nnd no e.
was Injured. No truce of tho porpotrato.
of the dood has been found.
Since St. Anacletus, who was ordained by
Peter himself, erected an oratory in W)
A. D., on the site of the present basilica
to mark the spot whero tho remains of St.
Peter arc burled, no such dastardly occur
rence I noted In the annuls of the churqh.
Todnjr was ths anniversary of thu dedi
cation of the basilica, to St. Peter and it
Mm beautifully decorated for the occasion.
Holy relics Were exposed and a hergc num
ber of the faithful attended the services.
Cardinal Rampolla, formerly papal secre
tary of state, was among those present.
He took part In the service in the choir
chapel. The last mass had Just been con
cluded when the explosion occurred and
only one canon, who had not quite un-
lulled, remained at the altar of Bt. retro
nu lla. It w as near here where the bomb pra ised Mr. O'Connor's energy nnd snill
waa placed. Aa tho canon turned to bless j in pushing a measure that will prove bone
the communicants there waa a tremendous I flcial to the musicians of nil lands whose
roar, which echoed, through tho lofty j work' 'or so long have "been pirated fh
arches of the Immense dome like a thunder tne t'nlled Kingdom.
rlup. At the same time a dense smoke
aprend throughout this portion of the ba
silica and a strong odor of gunpowder filled
the air. Confusion and panic at once seized
the people. The canon at the altar trlodj
to stem the, tide of fear.
Effort to Unlet Peoplv. y
Ho shouted out: "Do not be afraid: It Is
nothing, merely tho noonday gun."
Hl words had little effect. They wore
tefuted by the smoke and the pungent
envll of powder,' and the people continued
Ihelr headlong flight. -Chairs were over
turned, making the confusion more serious.
M-n nad. woman Oe, -Utrr!lug lu. all di
rections; the screams of children and cries
of anguish were heard on all aides, and for
a few minutes it semI aa though nothing
could obviate a grave disaster. The vast
slse of the, church, however, gave room foV
the crowd to scatter and at the end of a
few momenta the people were surging
toward the doors, excited and nervous, but
As Foon as the smoke cleared away a
hasty examination showed that nobody had
iieen hurt In the crush and furthermore
that no one had been wounded by the ex-
p'.oalon. Calm Waa gradually restored, and
people returned to view the ex. at of the
It was discovered that the bomb had
been placed under a eeaffoldlng erected to
facilitate repairs to the roof exactly over
,ne ccienrat.ju touiu . .rm..L ai, uy
Canova, which consists of a figure of the
Pone and two lions, and which Is tha most
remarkabla piece of sculpture In the ba-
MUira. tnui lomo ranas among tue nnesi
efforts ' of . modern sculpture and by Its
execution Canova established hla reputa
TVJv n Hid first gendarmes reached the
spot tho eraffoldlng wsa found to be amol-
ilei lntf, bjt thla flra was eaatly extinguished.
The tomb was found to be uninjured and
oven the pavement shows scarcely any i In view of this warning, it has been de
signs f tho explosion. An examination ' elded to allot a police escort to each pro
r m nil' ri'iimiiiFi tit 1.11a iJiiiiiu iruitin hi iiia
of tile remains of the bomb leads to the
aupi'oHltlcd, unless H was crudely pre- '
1 paivd ou jnirpoFe. to mislead, that It was
niu tin fhet tired in the country. It Is be-
- Ileved thu: the bomb had a very long fui-e
In otdnt to enable the criminal to gain
tin- plan before the explosion. It has
1 beor. luiiiorfslblc to trace him, and no one
baa any recollection of seeing a man, who,
. .. s fry hla movements, might have aroused
' Pop at Hla Devotions.
The pope wss engaged In his regular
nion hour devotions when the bomb went
off. He heard a muffled, sound which sur
prised, but did not alarm bin). Mgr. Mis
ciutclli, sub-prefect ot the spostollc ps.
aces, and Mgr. Blsleti, major domo of the
Vatican, at one hurriedly entered the
puiillft a chainber. Thev were so palo that
' thn pope Immediately asked:
"What has happened.''
'Do not be alarmed, holy father," was
tho answer. "A bomb has exploded in the
V..illr.u Kut fnrtiiiHtK- Mi.-, ur. n,. HoAth,
, ,' , . . . , .,
to deplore and no one lian been wounded.
v The'Vontln! usived unxlously It the church ,
had been Injured. I'pon being reassured, '
ho fell on his knees, saying he must im
p.oro mercy for lite mjsguliled perpetrator
ot the deed.
Soon alter thU announcement was made
to hlmtlie poj went to thu throne room,
whore ho admitted to private audience Mgr.
Kennedy, ' reirtor of the Amcrlc&n college,
who, present ihI to hln hollnus iU and
Mrs. Louis J. McCloskey of Philadelphia
and Mr. Paul 8. Klr.g of New York, who
riotlecd thui the pope was pale and labored
under some emotion. After this reception
the poi' proceeded to the hall of tha con
sistory. " where he received about '.tO per
sons. Including twenty-five studen'.s of a
South American cojlege, to whom he de
livered a short address. None of these pri
sons kvew anything about the explosion.
tugnur Mubtutnl, Italian minister of
finance, was lunching at tha Cafe Aragna
when he heard tha news. He Immediately
took a cab ind drove to 8t. Peters, where
he met V number of tha papl authorities,
Including Count Camilla Peccl. a nechew
of Leo XIII, and couiiinindani of the Pala
Thausnnds V lew scene.
The explosion produced no nl.uiu out-
aide lhi buBlllia, tho sound being taken
l.y everybody for the noonday gun, but
by afternoon tho news was kr.uwn all
over tho city and a stratm of peuplo went
thrvugU the church to vh'W the result of
(Continue! ou tj-cor.J Pa(
MAGOON SEARCHES FOR ARMS
Offlcrrs rind Twelve llnudrcrt Con
crnleel by Former Cuban
HAVANA, Xw, !.. Governor Magoon Is
making wtremuAis effort to recover the
arms which the volunteer forces did not
surrender. It la estimated that several'
thousand volunteers succeeded In socreilng
their arms and It Is for there that diligent
search 1 being made. The American offi
cers doing this work arc being assisted by
tho secret police. One officer succeeded
during the last few days In recovering 1,200
Gi.m-t nl Kuls Rivera, who last niuht tie-
elded to discontinue his personal effort to
otgar.lz a consei vat.ve party, epoko as
follows to the Associated Press correspond- ,
ent tonight: j
"Tho organiaitinn of a party In oprtosi-
Hon to the liberal party hss been merely
deferred, owing to Hie uncertainty of tho
course of the provisional government aa
to tho holding of Cuban elections. As far
en I have been able to ascertain front Gov
ernor Magoorn, the I'nlted States proposes
to carry out the pledxcs made to the liber- :
als and hold elections next June, provided
condltlons warrnnt. This Involves tnc elec
tion of only that half of tho members of
consrera whose scats become vacant na
result of declaring the last election void.
Should this program bo carried out It
would result In Ihe placing of commercial,
Industrial and financial Interests at the
mercy of the radical element. What the
conservatives desire is the re-election of
the entire congress. Such a referendum
Wvould show clearly what kind of a govern-
ent the Cuban people want, and I believe
ould result in n Conservative triumph.
V'if not we will accept the remit as the
r'lll t tho people."
CELEBRATE COPYRIGHT ACT
Berrbohnt Tree Makes It nn Occasion
for ( nnatlc Comment on Henry
i j mum long alter ail criticism naa Deen ior-
LONDON, Nov. IS. The duke of Argyl l gotten. President Roosevelt said also he
presided at a dinner at tho Hotel Writ to- I wna impressed with the magnUude and
night to T. P. O'Connor to celebrate tho ' Sreatness of this work that he would like
iwssage of Mr. O'Connor's music copyright to 8C0 one Of "Is ns engaged therein,
act. There was a notablo company of more He congratulated nil the heads of depart
than a persons present." Including sovoial ments on tho work being done and with
members of tho House of Lords and House ''special warmth he congratulated Captain
of Commons and representatives of all
branches oi tho musical profession and of
literature and drama. All the 'speakers
j An Interesting incident of the evening
; was Beerbohm Tree's reference to Henry
Arthur Jonea' pessimistic utterances on the
British drama, in New York, November 15.
"With all respect to Mr. Jones," said
Mr. Tree, "1 feel that on- this mibjoct ho
talks arrant nonsense. If Mr. Jones could
devote some of the wondrous energy which
ha expends at present in- attacking con
temporaries to writing a now play, he would
outshine his previous .masterpieces."
I Mr. 'Tree said Mr. Jones tovk a less de-
spondent view of tne position on the other
side of tha Atlantic, . adding: "But, then
he- is on the other aide of 'the Atlantic,
and there Is always a temptation to unfurl
the Star Spangled banner."
THREATS AGAINST PROFESSOR
Anarchist Who Kills Rossi Writes
Letter to the Police
NAPLBA NOv 18,-averlo Lagan who
stabbed and killed the famous soologlst
Giovanni Rossi of the Cnlve.slty of Nap.es,
n this city last night, Is from Reggio,
j Calabria. The first reports of Lagana's
arrest were erroneous. The pulleo have not
' Vet succeeded in taking him into custody.
; Ha nan been communicating with the po.lce
j by letter. In a communication to tho chief
i or police ana 10 certain colleagues m nm.
Rossi, Lagana ' declares with unconcealed
tiaaa that on the occoslon of the funeral
' of his victim, which is set for next Tues-
aay, no will give even a more disastrous
evidence of what he can do. Howiltesof
commttiing runner cranes, lor no sajs;
"I will not give myself up to Justice be-
fore I have killed another professor and a'
' socialist, for I know the socialists accuse
, me of being a spy in the service of the
feasor In Naples and bignor hwii funeral
procession will pass between cordons of
BIG OTCBERiST MEETING
Membership of Part Sala to Have
Trebled Dnrlns; Past Few
ST. PETERSBURG. Nov. 18. A. J.
Guchkoff, presiding today at a general
meeting of tho Octoberlsts, attended by
r-3.000 members of this party, said the ap
I proachlng elections of members of jiarlla
1 ment would disclose a clearer comprehen
' slon and more mature views of the pollt
; teal situation. "Let those who want to ob
tain civil rights by revolutionary means and
I the destruction or. tne ratnerianu vote tor
the constitutional democrats and other
' members of the left," raid the speaker,
! "As for the members of the right, their
alms regarding the agrarian, labor and ed-
u cat Ion questions are progressive and denv
The political creed of the Ootoberists is ta,,c- Concessions have been granted to
that the monarchical principle must be main- lhre companies, one of which is to con
tained, but constitutional In form, while, "truct a railroad, thn scond ta conduct
Hn.ner.tm in lis one I im. M.nv i. mining operations and the third to exploit
pressive speeches Were made at today
niMtlnr whieh mai tnnilt en th listnst le lr
Is declared that the membership of the 6c-
toberlst parly has more than trebled dur
lng the past two months.
j mlD, ,r unnic DC lirrnrn
! PUBLIC WORKS ARE NEEDED
Chinese Viceroy- Appeals ta Throne
for Maaey tor That
PEKING. Nov. 18. In connection with
tha opening of Mukden, Antung and Tatung
Koa, Y'uan Shi Kal, uovernor of Chi LI
and commander-in-chief of the force, has
roeiuorallied the throne, asking for ftinji
fur the construction of needed public
works, which, ho declares. China ouuht to
I carry oul , OTdvT to maintain its sov-
ereignty. The Board of Revenue has
recommended that the necessary money
l.e raised iu the provinces affected, and
paid back from the revenue: collecicj
1 tlierln. It Is foiiu-'d out that Mukden
1 und Antung ure opt tied - by tieuty with
the rutted States and that MuUd.11 anj
Ta Tung Kao are opened by a treaty wl'h !
Jupun, and that these treaties niyuluts.
when sotting anidx aivas fur foreign set
tlement and t tcnuluiug r gulatluiis, luut
China determine tluse mumUoti,
RUUSkVi.LT LEAVES PANAMA
Goei from the Ii'.Luni to Taj a Visit to
MAKES SPEECH TO Trl . CANAL tMPLOYES
...... . .,
. I II II'. II l UIIH F I , IVH
but Work Done on the IMhmm
Will survive Their
COIXJN, Nov. 18. lYcsldent Roosevelt
nnd his pnrty tailed Saturday night at 1
o'clock for Ponec, Porto P.ico. on board
the I'nlted State battleship Louisiana,
After riding on horseback through the
muddy streets of Colon Saturday attnr-
noon, tho president went to the residence of
Mr. Belrs, gfneral manager of the Panama
railroad, for dinner. Thosn rrejent In
cluded Chairman of the Cfmal Commission
fihonts and Chief Engineer Stevens nnd
their wives. Secretary Latta nnd Surgeon
General' Rlxey. The secret service men
with the presidential party dined at an ad-
At S:30 Presldo.it Kooevelt reached pier
No. 11, where there was on enthusiastic
gathering of nt least 8u'i persons, prln
clally canal employes at Cristobal and
othr points along the line. Here the
president ascended the bandstand and made
a thirty-minute speech. In giving his im
pressions of the work on tho canal he said
he was pleased with what had already
been done and paid his respect to those
who hud adversely criticised the work.
"How about Potiltney Blgelow?" enmo
from among the auditors.
Shot at Crltle.
With much deliberation the president re
marked that In every large work there
was always someone to find something that
was not done ris It should-have been; but
the employes should on no account pay
attention to such criticisms ns the critics
would sink out of eight, while the work
j the men Were doing and had done will re-
George It. Shanton on his fuccess In main
taining ord.'i- in the canal xono and in
petfeetlng tho splendid police force under
his control. In conclusion, the president
SHld he would like to remain longer on
tho isthmus, but that It was necessary for
him to get bnek to his work in the Cnlted
The president went off to the Louisianu at
'J p. m. He was accompanied by Surgeon i
General Rlxey. Secretary Latta, Lieutenant
Evans and the secret service men. The
Louisiana sailed at 1(1 p. m. The Wash
ington and tho Tennessee wero delayed in
coaling at- Chlrlqui and did not get back
here In time to sail with the Louisiana,
They- doubtless will Jain that warship on
the way to Porto Rico.
END - OF FLOOD CONDITIONS
Train Service Belnsr Resumed In the
Western Pnrt of WeU- ,
SEATTLE. Wash.. Nov. 18. With th?
rapid subsidence of the floods in western
Washington, it Is found that the genarul
loss is normal, and the entire country i
rapidly regaining its usually thriving nnd
prosperous appearance. 1.
The transcontinental .service is now
eomrW.te lietntr mn.'lA hv hunt nnri train
1 To r)?ach' j.ortland from eattlc ,t , ,
necessary to go to Tacoma by lioat, take
the Northern Pacific to Olequaht going
from that point by boat, to Kalama, and
again taking the Northern Pacific at tha
lutter place to Portland. Railroad tlckote
niiVarintT IVtfai rnll to n a hi-knriPArl nr Vi .
boatg The tr, t0 Vancouver B C may
ba madn by ra wRh but rltCt:Tp
tho Ua)l), runnlng on the return sche(lule.
RaUway officials state that the through :
. ., , .
ln a few dayB throughout the northwest.
Tll)J iocaj schedulo will also be regulutod
to Oonform with conditions Drevioos t.. tl..
Arlsona Court -' Overrules Demurrers
Filed by the De
fendants. PHOENIX. Ariz., Nov. 18 In nlno
cases against alleged lee, Lumber and
i Ment trusts In violation of the Sherman
act, demurrers previously filed and argued
were overruled yesterday by Chief Justice j
tilwaol Kent. In the cases of H. P. Do
mund and H. W. Relder, lumbermen. In
dicted under the samo law, special do
murrers alleging oeiecuve inaiciment on ; men ,n a buggJ on the Lawrence road be
the grounds that the accused had tcstineJ tween thJg r,tJ. Bnd Merrlam. Kan., mbbed
before the grand Jury, were also over- fml. m..n enKaed in a nlstol battle with
ruled. The court said that if the s cused
sought Immunity on that ground they
must proceed by "pleas In bar." which
iney immediately niea. Ail tne cases were
set for hearing January 3.
DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONGO
Three Ular Companies Formed to F.x
BRl'SSELS, i Nov. 18. It is announced
that great strides hnve been mail ln the
I opvc.iopir?ni or me Congo independea.t
s ,he rublier resources. One of the prlnlcpal '
promot. rs of the mining and rubber com-
I,ames ,H 1T.1 to Ih Thomas F. "Ryan
- lwn,lu ,no "ttmc " Jonn U ocmwt Is
j mentioned In connection with them. There
I probably will tie an important deb ue in
Parliament on the Congo state this week.
INDEPENDENCE, Kan., Nov.
I O'Brien of Lima. O., general manager of
the Ohio Oil company and one of tha prom'
tnont Standard Oil company officials, died
at Nowata. I. T., late last night of heart
failure, lie had been in the Indian Terri
tory looking after his personal oil inter
ests, and was stopping for the night at
Nowata. Hu retired In hU usual health.
In a little while he called for a doctor,
but soon passed Into a stupor and did not
regain consciousness. He was general 111 m
ager of the Standard OI! It.Uierti h,-u.
until Duniel O'Duy's death eighteen month
ago. when lie succeeded Mr. O'Diy in Ohio.
He was 1 years of age, uiel leaves u wife
ami two children.
SIOUX CITY, ' la..
Telegram.) Jamca . Hutchlns. who
In lki7 opened the first taller shoo In
iou Cite, dltd td- at i nj.. ..r :i
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YEAR'S WORK FOR THE INDIANS J
Commissioner I.enpp's Annnal Hrpnrl
WASHINGTON. Nov. lit.-Thc annual re
port of Francis E. Leupp. commissioner
of Indian affairs, was made public today.
Mr. Leupp says that ro congress passed
so much legislation of vit.il importance to
the Indians as the last session of that
To promote the training of the Tndlan In
the culture of augur beets and to secure j
legislation looking to on equitable division
of tribal funds, thereby making the red
mnn a free and Independent el' lien, ore
the two projects for which the commis
sioner Is working hardest as future accom
plishments. To carry out the beet sugar
plan, legislation Is nc-ded authorizing the
extension of Indian land lenses beyond the
Regirdlng the allotment of tribal funds,
the eommisrloner says that while he woulJ
prefer modifications In the lAcey bill,
which passed the house and Is r.rwr before
th senate, he would rather see this meas
ure becotno law thin to have no action
Indians have been encouraged during tho
pnstt year to peek labor outside, the reserva
tions with a showing of; beneficial results,
which leads the commtploner to regard
this a valuable means (k developing self
supporting Independence, j The co-education
of white and Indian chi'flren in the public
schools has been encouraged. To this end
contracts have been made with oounty
school authorities wherever practicable, I
and the renult his been gratifying. j
The expenditure for the Indians for the
past fiscal year aggregates I12.715.M. The
commissioner explains that the items ot I
largest increase were tho one fulfilling
treaty stipulations M.7I.1. I21 and the
ration nrnteet tthleh M Ml 'M wa s srien t.
t ' " ' " " - - !
T T. n of I
last session will rnable the Indian office
to manage the affairs of the helpless class
of Indians with undisputed authority and
to remove from the roll of wards and do.
pendents the large nnd Increasing number
of Indians who no longer need'nny super
vision from a bui-ea-j in Washington.
"Like his white . neighbor," Mr. Lcupp
said.' "the Jnrii r of mere than one sort,
ranging from . j degrees of Intelligence,
Industry and thuft to the depths of helu
lCBsness, ignorance and Tico.IV
STATUS OF TJHE f SQUATTERS
rrrplexlnn; Problem r Which Con
fronts Commission In Indian
SOVTH M'ALESTER, I. T., Nov. I8.-TI10
chief question to Le taken up hetc to.no.row
by the senate Indian committee will be
tho share of the mine owners In the Ira- j
provements made by squatters on tne segi.
gated lands, and particularly on coal lease,
signed, by the operators, j'fhe operators be
lieve that 15 per cent ofjihe Improvcinents
would be fair, but Judri; i. Henry Shep- this river is flooding the surrounding ter-
pord. who represents 30.4") citizens on tha i ritory for many miles, Rossvllle being en-
segregated lands, will coiu-at this and tiy't'rely Inundated, with a great amount of
to secure for the clilzefis their itiipj ove- , damnae don to property. A railroad em-
m.iu entire aa thev stand. On this mat- Ploya arriving- this evening on a handcar
rer tha committee will hae only the nower
of reeummendtUlon. 'h- . .j
Judge Shepmrd will acooinpltny the corn-I
mittee to Wishlngtorr and will work on a
new bill fot1 tha proper disposal of tba
surface of the lands. Tho disposition of
the mineral treasures of fhc landB In man- ;
ganese, iron and coal is a subject that lias
.... . . .
wholly wltnm tne power 01 congress ana
the senatorial committee will try to ascer-
tain the wishes of the people on that ques
RUNAWAY TRAIN KILLS . TWO
Accident "Occurs on Colorndo
Innd In Vicinity ot Buena
LEADVILLE. Colo., Nov. IS. Conductor
Frank Land is dead and Brakeman Burn
side is fatally hurt as ihe result of an
accident on the. Alpine branch of the Colo-
1 & 8outhern railroad tnrly this morn-
A train of seventeen loaded coal 'cars
broke loose while climbing a henvv grade, j
and after plunging down the Incline .it
territic speed tho cars were ditched about
two m'les from the station fit St. Elmo.
Burnside was found pinioned beneath the
wreckage, and it required two hours work
to get him out.
Tho enrjlneer and fireman Jumped from
the train and escaped.
RUNNING FIGHT WTH ROBBERS
Causae City Police Capture One Man
Thouaht to Belong to the
KANSAS CITY, Nov. 18. Two higliway-
a congtablo and raced with a posse made
up of tho members of the local Antl-Hortse
xhlef association to this city tonight.
The Kansas City police had been notified
by telephone of the approach of the rob
bers and at the Westport entrance to the
city they arretted a man supposed to'be
one of the robbers who drove up at a
furious pace. The identity of the man
has not been established and It is not
known what became of the other man.
! CALIFORNIA FOR NEW TREATY
Congressman Hayes Would Pnt
the Bars on Immigration
SAX JOSE. Cel.. Nov. 18. In an iuter-
j vw last night Congressman K. A. Hayes
said: "I expect to Introduce a resolution
at the coming session of congress, ask
ing the president to enter into negotia
tions with Japan for the purpose of mak
ing a new treaty between the two couu-
K I tries to settle this question of Jtjane-i
Immigration ln somewhat tho sains man-
ner as we settled the question with China,
which, I believe to "be the only feasible
and sure way of preventing eventually a
serious trouble nnd perhaps war between
this country and Japan.
CUMMIN'J STOPS AT ATLANTA
Delay tu Train Prevents Entertain-
ATLANTA. Uu , Nov. 18 -Uovernor
birt K. Cummins of Iowa, accompanied by
his wile und party of prominent citizens
( that state who lisve been
viteltlng the various southern battlefields.
spent the duy quietly In Atlanta and left
late tonight for Chattanooga. Owing to
the unavoidable, delay In reaching her. the
enterUinmeut urrang, d for the vUltort yes-
terOir bad to lie abandoned. Chlekamaueiua
.v..,;...i ,ru -,n i. ii-1.,1 ,,
. 11 y m - . . l V IV4UWIVW.
10RNAD0 S EEPSTUE SOUTH
iz People Are Kdlwu to Ears Bean
K;.le 1 in MusUaKpi.
AY CUT OFF
Itllr.sard la RagfuM in Colorado, t
Mexico and Western Kansas and
Mneh Loss of stock.
MEMPHIS. Tenn., Nov. Ig.-TelegTflphlc
ar.d telephonic communications from points
In Mississippi. Arkansas nnd Tennetsee for
a distance of sevral hundred mile? npurt
thit territory to have suffered last nUht
and early today from one of the mi st de
structive, wlnd.'lorms In years. Only
meager details arc as yet obtainable., but ! vicinity since November 2 has apparently
fhe lives are known to tie lost and great j run Its courte and today only o few small
damage, done to property nnd crops. Rail- I burglaries were reported. Imrtng tho n
road traffic from this point Is demoralised ' teen days three murders were committed,
on account of numerous washouts and i carbolic acid was thrown in one woman'!
many trains have been annulled. j 'sc. disfiguring her for life; half a hundred
From the ' reports so far received the I men were badly beaten, n hundred or mmo
greatest damage occurred In the central m-n and women were held up on tho streets
i ,ii. i i st the nnlnts of revolvers and robbed.
,... u.. i.'. oi Mississippi.
At -Winona. Miss., the Catholic Christum I
and negro Methodist church and the Hcsty
brlek yard were, demallshed and numerous
hulMins i,,, r. ,h.,t. Krft
SIS C The CTtS!
damaged at this place are the postofflce. !
opera house, the oil mill, the cotton m-!
press, warehouse of the Jackson Mercantile
com)any and the residence of'E. J. Dunk-I
ston. Besides these about twenty-flvo 1
smaller buildings were almost completely
destroyed. Telegraphic communication Is
completely prostrated. The roof of the com- j
press was torn off by theMvlnd. which nt ,
t im, - ...k,i , . a ni,. ..ii.
v "t.H'-u ilH"Ol .tl liailtflinv 1. lJ.l LJ , '
r.tn . . . ,
yards away. The windstorm was pre
ceded and followed by htavy rains, causing
serious washouts along the route of the
Illinois Central and badly damaging crops.
Peroral Are Killed.
At Mathlson, Miss., serious damage Is
reported to have occurred, an ". a woman
was killed by a falling building.
At Tchula a falling tree, striking a small
frame building, caused it to be set afire
and a woman and child were burned to
At Nouuotinah Creek, a few miles from
this city, a railroad trestle fell last night
under tha weight of a swluh engine, the
engine plunging into the swollen stream,
carrying with it Engineer C. V Peterson
and tireman A. R. Ritchie, who were
West Point, Columbus and Mahln. Mfss.,
are reported to have suffered serious
damage, but us ibee point:! arc completely '
cut off from communlcalvn, it is impossible ,
at this time to ascertain the extent.
woir river, a small atrcuin running cant- ;
ward from this city. Is overflowing Its
bankt". In the vicinity of Rossvllle. Tenn..
from Rossvllle reports tho peopfo of that
Place almost In euvro of panto... QunH--i
tlwl of 'o0"" "'"on have been washed
iwy. "reI1 many small buildings,
and aoma live stock has been drowned. For
"'"nce of ight miles between this place
ata Mohcow, Tenn., the water is from one-
to B,x ,f'et d'"''n on lhe tracke-of the South-
em rallwav. - ' 1
' . " , . . . . ,
Tonight the Loulsvillo & Nashville rail
road annulled all nlsht trains from Mem-
I chin been 11 o of the wcakmv of the
j bridge across Wolf river.. The Nashville,
I traffic by tomorrow. On the Southern road
nil trains are dctoured via the Frisco and
I the Mobile & Ohio, routes. On the other
ruHila, whilo traffi6 is greatly delayed, all
trains are rttnnlns.
Bllssard In t'nlorndo.
TRINIDAD, Colo.. Nov. 18.-The worst
storn: experienced hero in a decade Is now
raging. The stoim started yesterday and
gradually grew In severity until today,
when it ssfumed tho proportions of a bllz
aatd, increasing In severity each hour.
Tonight it is almost Impossible to make
headway along the streets. The Colorado
& Southern railroad reports the storm ex
tending Into the Panhandle of Texas. Tho
Santa Fe reports a blizzard along lta line
clear to Kinsley, Kan. In northern New
Mexico the blizzard is the worst. Heavy
lots In sheep and cattle in New Mexico
teritory and this section of Colorado are ',
almost certain to occur. All grains are
running hours behind schedules und there
Is no prospect of the ubatement of the
Reports Hard to Get.
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 18. Much of tho
northern half of Mississippi was cut off
from Ukgraphlc communication with New
Orleans all of today, poles and wires hav
ing gone down in last night's fctotni.
Reports reached the Western Union Tele
graph company hero that the storm was
of tornado intensity in the region of
Winona and Grenada and that several
buildings and one church had been dam
aged or blown down at Winona, while
Grenada suffered still greater damage. -
Canton, a town about sixty-five miles
south of Winona, and the nearest point
toward the latter place reached from here,
reported that nothing whatever had been I
heard of Winona since tho storm. Canton
was swept by a heavy wind shortly before
t daybreak, the worst of this blow appearing
to have pawed fuather north.
Jackson, Miss., reported a high wind and
hailstorm during tho night. In New Or
leans the nearby storm made ItBelf felt by
the highest temperature for the season on 1
record during the last ten years, the mcr- ;
cury rising above V degrees. A high wind i
accompanied the heut. . (
Tracks Washed Out.
JACKSON. Tern., Nov. 18. Waters are
higher than ever before known In thin sec
tion. The threii railroads entering hers are
, 11...1 un wilh washouts
The Illinois Cm
trai track at Frogmore. Just south of here,
i washed out for the fir.t time. The Nash-
Vlle, Chattanooga oV St. Iouls is cut off
east and west. About !.of feet of the Mo
bile & Ohio tracks are washed from the
'. embankment near M.'Nalry. Terih,
DALLAS, Tex.j Nov. II. North Texas Is
suffering from the first bad spell of weather
! of the present season. Two days of warm
I ,-Kt- mam f , ,1 1 ,-im tr4av Ktr inM
drizzling rain, which hid the feeling of a
I blizzard. The temperature, here reached
I the freezing point. In the Panhandle region
snow is falling briskly. Rains and cold
winds turn general over tha entire stute.
Htw York Horse flho This Week.
NEW YORK, Nov. 18. The twenty-iae.
nnd sitinual exhibition of the Nail, mil
111. ISC enow iteatjci o'm win uv nriu at ne
v..,ti.ii Kmiuru iniriifli X..O. Vitri, tt.
,I,H wek. Premiums uKKextlng t:i.fi
are ofTeieit. this being the larsem sum ever
' ,l?L " lln'v.. !'' "
and. as in past yearn, the csrriage and
harness horses will bead the list, with
1 tiers are lm a
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Mondar and Tneda.
Temnerntnre at Omaha trslerday I
Honr. Ilea. Hour. ' Df.
A . m IN 1 p. m 2-1
n. m 1 apm SO
T m nt 17 ft p. m Six
st a. m IT 4 p m 2"
ft a. m...... m n p. m 2T
111 a. m in p. m 2l
11 n. m 2T 7 p. m 2.1
12 m 24 p. m 21
f p. ni 24
EPIDEMIC OF CRIME ENDED
FHtsbnrar Appear to llnro Mettled
Don n to' Ahoit formal
riTTSBl'RG. Nov. 18.-The epidemic of
crime that has swept over this city and
- . - - - "
nouses in all sections or mo ciiy wero
entered and several tho,and dollars worth ,
of plunder stolen, score, of suspicious per-
wn- hive been arrested and sent to the
-orthoua. two hundred additional poce-'
" a(1"(d lh" ni laT
were brferod for tho arrest of the
murnerers or jan.es .a. .-yic.iui'h nnu my
Detectives came here from other cities
and endeavored to capture the marauders
nr.d. notwithstanding the combined efforts
1'" ,LT 2," Z Z'Z..
ups wero so frequent that persons
compelled to be out late armed tpemselvea.
The police believe the outrages were com-
milted by a roving band of expert crim-
Inala who have departed for other fields.
STEAMERS WRECKED ON LAKE
One a Total Loss and flenched, hat
Members ot Crews All
FORT WILLIAM, Oni.. Nov. lS.-In the
terrific gale which has raged on Laka Su
perior for two days, the Canadian steamer
, The tno. Captain George Pearson, struck
a mrlt fmif. ml,ui enat nf Thnnrier en.no and
wn ,,. wrpckP. American
Htfv,m rhUlp Mlnch ull(1 tho Canadian
steamer Strathcona were also blown ashore
6uring tho ptorm and the form(r may a
tota, Uyrn The crewB of aI1 thref earners
. w, th. Th(1Bn .truck. the
w)n(1 wa j,owlng nay miies nn hour and
the snowstorm caused the ship to run north
nf thn rntPllnr(, .0 Thunder buy. Tho
.teamer struck bow' on and the Ptern
.mnH on the rocks, crushing in the
: Bleol de8 of the hlp hk paper. The
erew numbering twenty, remained on the
j vwel or two hour9 aft3r ft fclruck, but
Were compelled' to take to the life .boats
.,, a fe. nmm.nl after the crew
, y,aA .Jim ih. wreek the bollom ox.
,toM mnti the armtter t Hd-off rtw
j rock ,nto dcvp water.'
Aimogt overcome by exposure, ten of the
crtw reachfj Arthur today, after be-
lnk fjufr(!t(t(1 aiut by the storm for half
j a y ,n ftn OJ ,(0aL Tho fe boAt ,n
whlch tho rernalnirig half of tho crew had
j sought safely was picked up ry tne steamer
Iroquois, which brought the men here.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MEET
Members from Three States Attend
Session at Plons
8IOLX FALLS, S. D.. Nov. 1. (Si
clal.) A big Knights of Columbus meet
ing, held here today, was a most success
ful and enjoyable afffilC In the neighbor
hood of half a hundred candidates were
present this afternoon in the Elks' lodge
room to take the degreo and be Initiated
into the order. The ceremonies began
promptly at 3 o'clock. The Sioux City do-
gree team put on the work. Quite a dele-
gallon of Sioux City Knights accompanied
the degree team to Slout Falls, and, in ad
dition, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Mankato, La
crosse, Winona, Aberdeen. Huron, Mit
chell. Watertown and other cities were
represented by one or more Knights.
The Ladles.' Catholic Literary society
had tho banquet In charge. Among Ihe
speakers were Ut. Rev. Thomas O'Gor
man of' this city, bishop of South Dakota;
Thomas Ryan snd others. This morning
at the Catholic cathedral Bishop O' Gor
man presided at high muss, which was at
tended' by tho Knights of Columbus in a
HEARST IS READY TO QUIT
ns He, Will IVever Again
Candidate for Public
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Nov. 18.--Willlam
R. Hearst, recently democratic, candidate
for goverrlbr of New York, was here at
noon today for a fow minutes, 011 his way
to Monterey, where he has mining luter-
1 ests. He is accompanied by members of
In discussing his future In reference to
polltlis ln New York, ho said:
"I shall never again be a candidate. How-
1 ever, I shall continue to reside in JS'ew
York and advocate and support the prln-
clples of reform which I have always stood
for, but theso principles aro now sufficiently
understood by the general public for It to
be no longer necessary for mo to be a can-
"You probably know It Is by no means'
pleasant to In a candidate. I am glad In
the future It is to be my privilege to stand
for the principles of government I have
always advocated without being a canal-
date for office and on that account at-
tacked with bitterness."
POLICEMAN SHOT BY SfUDENTS
Officer Was Attempting, to
Celebration ot Athletic
FAYETTEVILLE. Ark., Nov. Is.-Henry
Rough, a policeman, wsa ehot and serl-
i ousiy injured here Is.t night during a
row with students of the University of Ar
kansas. Three hundred college boys were
parading tho streets bnd giving their col
lege yells because of yesterday's atlihtlc
victory over a rival college. When the of
ficer ordered this students to be less riotous
they defied him and he arrested one of
them. The students then surrounded the high, the low, the rich. Ihe poor, the power
officer and in the melee which followed he ful and the obscure must all inet illui,
waa shot In the back. Rough promptly re- , salt) Dr. Torrey, and before the year la
leased tho boy under arrest and fired av- 1 over 1"0 of those In the building must pass
eral shots at thu fleeing crowd, but nona to the beyond.
took effevW "The uuly ground on wiilcQ yuu aaa, uasej
Bi Andiorium ( rowjed Ee'ort H)ur for
Openinc f orT;rei Armea, ,
MANY UNABLE TO J1N AN iNTRANCE
ETanrV.iit Ib'e to kakf Eimelf Heard Ail
Ctt Vat f truolore.
FIRST NIGHT'S R SUiTS ENCOURAGING
Twelve Contorts is aoiidered Most Irom
isinc for rnlure,
VAST AUDIENCE 0 TO THE DEPTHS
Contrary to I sunt rractlce In Snek
Meetinas. Ir. Torrey Commences
on Time -and Closes
Twelve converts were the first trult of the
, , ,. . nmiih.
e. . ---
warlaM by more that, sixty chnrches and
led by Vr. R. A. Torrev. the Eva nge Is
They confessed Christ last night at the
Auditorium In the eight of 7 people who
h" "wded the building,
One hour and a half of ng.
noriiion nr.u piu.ver ann u... mn,. m,-..-,.,
of tho Torrey mission waa over; twelve por-
sons had started a new manner of life,
thousands bad been solemly Impressed, and
the ministers and church people present
" ... ' " :'. .- -
ivvery stni in ins nunirar.uiii-i.i.m
nm gallery was occupied, and hundreds
strod in the rear of tho room and In tha
aiIes. Long before 8 o'clock, which was tha
j,0ur set for Dr. Torrey to speok, tho bulld-
Ing was so full that people coming could
not enter find they turned away In streams.
A song service waa set for 7:9 but tho
eager crowds came so early that this began
at 7:15. Even at this hour the huzo Audi
torium was more than two-thirds full.
Six hundred voices sang In the chor. Two
hundred and fifty slnitera who volunteered
were turned awoy because there was no
room for them In tho choir loft.
Flabts for Another Cause.
At the front of the stage were Dr. Torrey
and his assistants, W. 8. Jaeoby and
Charles Butler. Mr. Jaeoby Is Dr. Torrey'e
assistant at the Chicago Avenue church.
Chicago. Hcfore ho was convetted he wss
proud to call himself a rrl fighter, and
he Is known to many people of Omaha, for
it was h'-re he lived and fought some of his
battles of the ring. Mr. Butlor came from
Macon, Ga., to lead tho choir for Dr. Tor
rey. The pastors, of all tho churches taking
part In the movement were on the stage
with tho speaker.
Dr. Torrey is a magnetic. man. He has a
voice rich with feeling, endowed with power
to run on human heartstrings th whole
gamut of the. emotions. The fear, the hope, ,
Jbe pathos, the exultation It expresses ate
rlpshl. reallttiMr ro tJto. "an at -room -im
, slnka Into the aoula vr thoso too -far away
to read the expression of hla features. Ita
every Intonation sets men- thinking; and
feeling - -
shortly after 8 o'clock, the preliminary
song service over. Dr. Torrey began to
. . . . - .
. preacn. i ne ouo wora 01 nis text was
God." His discourse was logically divided
into three parts, the first to pmve there 1.1
a God, the second to emphasise the Indi
vidual human being's . lnfintteslma I Insig
nificance In the shadow of the universe, and
the third to show the Individual' a need of
"Everything In naturo proves tha exist
ence of an Intelligent maker,' said Dr. Tor
rey. "Look at this watch of mine. What
a wonderfully nice piece of mechanism and
what a marvellous result pf brnin and skill.
Tou would not dare to say that by tho
dance of atoms through countless aeons
these molecules were Joggled together Into
a w-atch. Who said that would be called a
fool. Yet nothing man has made Is com-
parable with the Human eye. Can It ha that
the eye baa come by chance from tha dance
j of the atoma through tho aeons
God the Bealnnlng.
" 'But. Dr. Torrey.' someone : will - aay,
'you have forgotten the evolutionary hypo
thesis; all living things have developed
I from some primordial protoplasm.' I flon't
j believe It; I did once, but gave It upA I
l abandoned that theory, riot for theological,,
but for scientific reasons. The hypothesis
has never been proven; It must 41 way re
main a hypothesis. A transmutation of
snecles never has been observed and never
, will be, because If It should tako placo It
would tnke so long.
"But even If the theory be true, who
brought Into being that primordial proto
plasm? Why, It would be a greater thing
to have a world develop from such proto
plasm than to make a world outright. Evo
lution or not, la not God at the beginning?
"History proves the existence of God In
every way, but in one ay In particular,
and that is In the story of Jesue of Naza
reth, as found In the four gospels. The
only fact that can account for the reeui-
rectlon of the dead by Jesus is the fact
J of a personal God.
"Men of keen intellects have tried wlth-
out success to eliminate the supernatural
element from the life of Jesus, ' and today
the story is scn-pted as reasonably nc-
i curate history, and back of It Is God.
"Tonight I know there Is a Ood because
I know Him. I can conceive that soma
subtle Idealistic philosopher might coma to
mi to prove to me ti-re Is no objective
Ood and I might not lie able to dUprova
his arguments or show the weak points
In It. I would ttlll know there Is a God.
I risked ever) thing to prove It and I won.
"You think Godtls under obligation to
explain the mystery of evil? What are
you that you say so? Yuu are one out of
l.yjn.Goo.GOO people on this earth; l.sie.uiu
of your earths would rattle around Uwlde
the sun; there are about LOVrto solar sys-
toms like this of yours, and there may be
; aa Infinite number of universes. You are
la 1 multiplied by l,i WO multiplied by
1.eJuG.tui multiplied by l,ii,O"0 multiplied by
"If ever man has rwacbed the height of
assininlty It lsVhen he attempts to say
what Cod ought to do."
Are Yen Ready to Meet Godf
Hera the speaker described the glory of
Ood ln the words ot the prophet Isal-h,
remarking that one burst of the glory of
God in the Auditorium would causa all
Hie people to fall down on their faces.
Then he changed to exhortation, asking his
he-1 i if they were ready to meet Ood
should the summons come at once. Tho
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