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VOL. XXXIX-NO. 13(3.
OMAIIA, MONDAY MOKfclXfl, NOVEMBKlt 22, UW.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
YEAR'S WORK ON rn from China
PANAMA CANAL. Arid Fields
OVER THE BUDGET
MINE REFUSES TO
GIVE III VICTIMS
, C -1
Annual Report of Commission Made
Public by the Secretary
United Kingdom is More Absorbed in
Politics Than it Has Been
No More Dead or living Were Taken
from Cherry Colliery Yes
terday. Dep. -
Agriculture is Experi-
h. Kind that Will
SATISFACTORY PROGRESS MADE
LORDS ASSEMBLE IN LONDON
Steady Increase in Number of Un
skilled Laborers Employed.
DESIGNS FOR LOCKS FINISHED
Force Reorganized and Canal Divided
Into Three Sections.
ESTIMATE OF COST GROWS
Morr Work la Xrrrwarr and Prices
of Labor "and Material Have
Advanced Difficulties la
WASH1NOTOX, Nov- 21. Satisfactory
progress In the construction of the Panama
canal Is shown In the anmial report of the
Isthmian Canal Commission for the fitcal
year ending June SO, 1309, made public by
the secretary of war today.
The report dtalH with the organization of
the work, construction and engineering
problems which were solved, the cltvll gov
ernment of the canal rone, the sanitary
condition which, which were greatly Im
proved, and he estimated cost of the canal.
While tha leport contains few facts which
hive not been printed from time to time
and scarcely any comment by Colonel
Goethala, eha rman of the commission and
chief engineer of the work. It affords an
Interesting resume of what has been ac
complished during the year. The report
"A complete reorganization of the work
was InaiiRiiiated on July 1, lsrtW, and
brought about gradually through the year
with a view, as previously stated, to con
centrate authority, to expedite the transac
tion of business, to secure better co-ordination,
to fix more definitely the lespontd
biilty In any particular case, and to reduce
the cost of administration. The subdepan
menu of the department of construction
and engineering were abolished and three
construction divisions substituted the
Atiuntlc dlvlHlon, extending from detp
water In the Caribbean, to Jnclude Ga'.um
locks and dam; the central division, ex
tending from Gatum dam to Pedro Miguel
locks, and the Pacific division, from Pedro
Miguel locks to deep water in the Pac.fic.
"During the year the designs for the
upper locks at Gatum and tho locks at
Pedro Miguel were finished. The locks la
pairs, separated by a wall sixty feet thlik,
aie 110 feet in width, with 1,000 feet uabie
l.'i;fe'ihs. . The niolhod of filling and empty
ing aiiuik!. is by longitudinal culveits in
the Blct.- walls V pi rated by Stonry valves;
from these cu!crts water passes throug-i
laterals under the fkors and paipendcuia.
to the axis of the locks, from which open
ings upward admit water to or draw it
fiont the lock chamber. A longitudinal
culvert i pUe-cd In the. center wall also,
connected with the lock chambers by lat
erals, but la this c ise, wlille the water in
the mam cul.-irt Is givernd by Stoncy
Rtt.eH. flow through the lateruls Is Ch-
letiii.H liv r v ! Irtil t u n I vn.vru ia ituliln .f
w 11101..11UH13 firr.jiui c iivui e:i.ii.i uiitre
tli n. 'i lie arrangement permits the pas
sive of water fto.il on; lock to the other
of any pair."
Icrt-re- 1'ure-e- of Laborers.
C'cnctiiiiiijr tho labor forcj oil the
IsthmiiM, the icport nays:
"Skilled labor is irt-rultcd through Hie
Washington office In conjunction with an
agent station d In New oYrk Ci y and on
the Isthmus. Dt line? I lie year l.OlU new
aiiplo incuts !ind JS4 r.--emplo, mints were
nado on the ie-mmus, and of lhe,s! ap
pointed In tho L lined S.aten 7;4 arrived
on the lth:..us. ill si figures, compared
with those ui t:ie i. n vluus year, s..ow a
rleereaw i' r,v p .'II n.i n.nf in ;1ia mirnhf-p
... i. ...... a i n f . ... i I. ... .11.
of men tiuplu; id in tic Lull, d irta.es, and
t vpr t.n, in ins nctr.Dir or n e.i em
ployed m.d it-en:pl i;.ed 6n liie laihmi.s,
Indleatliifc a mors stable population, t in, a
there lias been an actual die ei.-e In tli 3
personnel of the gold fore?.
"A steady I lie lea so of the unf killed labor
force continued until It reached lis maxi
mum on April 2s. when the reports show
a total cf Sa.C'.iS men actually working
for the commission and ir.e Panama rail
road, the largest force of record. Tin?
number of Europe-arm and West Indians
brought to the isthmus during the year
shows a decrease over the preceding year;
they numbered 741 Europeans and l,t.'2
West Indians. The force of European
laborers decreased ,aa the Spanish gov
ernment prohibited emigration to al'nama.
so that no new men aro now procurable
from tfiat aource by recruitment.
Effective January 1, ljOfi, conditions of
employment on the gold roll we-ro mod. Ted
so as not to guarantco the assignment of
married guanos to such employees as
should arrive on the Isthmus subsequent
to that date; though, where quart rs are
available, uch as ar married have been
a. cornmodaicd. An effoit has bee;) made,
I . i r, to provide married quarters fur
i yeel prior to l.WK
luereaae la Coat.
Explaining the Increase In the cost of the
citim:. the leport continues:
"Tlie act of J una 13, authorised ihe
construction of tha canal and made pro
vltions for the necessary funds, the amount
4 stipulated being based on the report of the
board of ngineer In Its leport of 18:0 -l'JOl,
and aggregating S144.233.XS, Including sani
tation and police. A modification of the
plans then submitted was made by tht
minority of the bord of consulting engi
neers and adopted by cungress In li
vllch fixed the cost fcr engineering- anj
toii.itruetU.il. exclusive of the purchase
pile, the cost of sanitation and civil ,-ov-eminent
auid the Interest, at ',li."ik". In
the preparation of this estimate the same
unit prloes were assumed a were ad-ipted
by the board of Is9-190t. In tha Interval,
howe ver, wages had Increased, and the eosl
A materials and manufactured articles had
risen, prosperous conditions In the I'nlted
Htates, combtned with the unsavory reputa
tion that the Isthmus had regarding Its
hralthf illness, made It necessary, in oid'i
to secure labor, to increase tha w age seal- s
from 30 to 00 per cent over those paid In
the I'nlted States for similar classes ol
Viork. Certain gratuities as additional In-
iW Omenta were al
ulain have since b-
lino offered, which In Ihe
f-en continued. Moreover.
ejuutiiiunl on Second Page.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21. (Special. )-The
Department of Agriculture, In a circular
issued a few days ago. gives a brief state
ment of results of experiments conducted
during the season Just closed with a new
kind of corn from China.
A small lot of shelled corn, of a kind
that Is new to this country, was sent to
the United HI ales Department of Agricul
ture from Shanghai, China, In VJQH. and
tested the same season. It proved to have
qualities that may make it valuable In
breeding a corn adapted to the hot and dry
conditions of the southwest. The plants
raised in the test averaaed less than six
feet in helirht, with an average of twelve
gieen leaves at the time of tassellng. The
ears averaged five and a half Inches In
length and four and a third Inches In great
est circumference, with sixteen to eighteen
rows of small grains. On the upper part
of the plant the leaves are all on one side
of the stalk, instead of being arranged In
two rows on opposite sides. Besides this,
tho upper leaves stand erect. Instead of
drooping, and the tips of the leaves are
therefore above the top of the tassel. The
silks' of the ear are produced at the point
where the lpaf blade Is Joined to the le'af
sheath, and thev appeur before there Is any
h tm of an ear except a rllght swelling
The corn Is very different from any that
Is now produced In America. Its peculiar
vnlue is that thj erect arrangement of the
leaves on one side of the stalk and the ap
pearance of the silks In the angle where
the leaf blade Joins the shrtuh offer a pro
tected place In which pollen can settle and
fertilise the silks before the latter are ever
exposed to the air. This Is an excellent
arrangement for preventing the drying out
of the silks before pollination. While this
corn may be of little value Itself, It Is
likely that, by cross-breeding, those desir
able qualities can be Imparted to a larger
coin, w hich will thus be better adapted to
The diKcovery of this peculiar corn In
China suggests anew the Idea that, al
though America la the original home of
corn, yet It may by some means have been
taken to the eastern hemisphere long be
fore the discovery of America by Colum
bua. From descriptions in Chinese litera
ture corn is known to have been established
In China within less than a century after
the voyage of Columbus. Hut this seems
a short time for any plant to have become
widely known and used. Besides, this par
ticular corn Is. so different from anything
In the new world that it must have been
developed In the old world, and for that to
happen In a natural way would take a
very long time. These Ideas are brought
out In bulletin 161 of tho bureau of plant
industry, whi:h gives also an uccount ot
some cross-breeding experiments with .the
new corn and the changers which crossing I
produce in the main the same season. j
Organs arc in Good Condition and
ChiiiuiaU Can Readily Ascertain
Cause of Death.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 21. (Special Telegram. )
Actinn for the coroner, Dr. J. A. Hartmann
today removed the brairi, heart, stomach,
liver kidneys and part of the spine from the
body of William J. Krder. which was ex
humed yesterday, and turned these parts
over to Prof. W. H. Warren of Washington
university, who will make a chemical analy
sis lo determine if poison caused Erder's
Deputy Coroner Fath, In reporting on the
autopsy, fid a superficial examination of
ICrdei's lntenlines discloi.ed nothing. That
they were found unusually well preserved
and that If poison caused Erder's death
there would be little d.fflculty in determin
ing that fact.
Erder t'.ied here July 10, la:it, throe
months after he was ma:rled at Clayton,
St. Louis county, to a woman who h.s
relatives say, was Mrs. Loren B. Doxty,
and only a few weeks after he made $3,50j
Insurance on his life payable to her. which
she collected after his death.
Eider's sister. Miss Kate Erder, caused
the arrest of Mrs. Doxey and her husband
at Columbus, Neb., la-st week, on a bigamy
charge. The report on the chemical analy
sis will not be ready for several days.
TAFT BACK IN WASHINGTON
President Spends Day Quietly at
'White Iloase with Ills
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21. President Taft
and his party returned to Washington today
from his trip to Norfolk and Hampton,
arriving aboard the Mayflower at 8:45
o'clock this morning. The president and
Mrs. Taft spent the day quietly at the
S hlte House.
Exhibit for Farmers
With an exhibit which It has taken many
years to prepare, the University of Illinois
will show 200.000 farmers, next month in
Omaha, how to manage the soil to prevent
agricultural bankruptcy; how systems of
treatment will lead either to soil ruination
or starvation or to permanent agriculture
This exhibit wIM be brought here and
displayed at the National Corn exposition
from December ( to U. More than 106.000
attended the exposition last year. The
management says Illinois will be able to
show 200.000 farmers this year the work
which Ihe state is doing In investigating
soil and Improving crops.
Illinois early re-a!!xed thai conservation
of the soil and ma'ntenance of its fertil
ity was the most Important question with
which the government and states have to
deal. The work In that state has been
painstaking, earnest and rather expensive,
hut the results will save farmers In all
parti of tha country years of experiment
ing. The Illinois experiment stations w ill show
the results of deep Investigation of the
soli work for a permanent agriculture.
hieih Is the aim of th exhibit. Systems
of orop rotation, soli treatment and the
result will be shown, with (rains and
Upper House Will Vote on Lans-downe's-Motion
ATTITUDE OF THE LEADERS
They Contend Liberals Have no Man
date to Introduce New Taxes.
ANSWER OF THE MINISTRY
It aya that Issue la Whether . the
Hereditary Chamber Shall Rale
the Country netting: Fa
LONDON, Nov. 21. The United Kingdom
Is more absorbed In politics now than for
many years and the coming week will
see the culmination of the fierce warfare
that has been carried on over the budget.
The House of Lords Is expected to vote
Thursday on Lord Lansdowne'a resolution
culling fur the rejection of the budget.
Before Thursday more of the leaUrj
In the upper house will speak on the qu.a
tlon. Lord Roscbery'a effort for the
conservatives and that of the
Ilalsbury for the liberals, are
with tho most interest.
Trobably the largest number of lords
will be mustered for the vote since the
rejection of home rule. About 4G0, many
of whom practically are strangers to
Parliament, are likely to be assembled, and
not more than ona quarter of these will
support the budget. Most of tha politi
cians predict that when the question goes
beforo the people at the general election
In January, It will be Impossible to Wipe
out the great liberal majority and that
the liberal government will be returned,
but with a comparatively small majority.
The betting at Lloyds Is 3 to 1 In favor
of the liberals.
The liberal leaders declare that the l.sue
Is whether the hereditary chamber shall
rule the country. The conservative argue
that the House of Commons has no man
date from the people to introduce new
forms if taxation and that the House of
Lords is fulfilling its function as a bal
ance on the commons by forcing a resort
to a referendum. Conservative gains will
be acclaimed as victories for protection.
The uncertalaty of the country's finan
cial policy Is paralyzing the stock ex
change, 'and thu possibility that the gov
ernment will have raised a large loan to
meet current expenses, makes the money
market too uncertain for extensive private
in Dobbins' Case
Prosecution to Have Floor Today
and Case May Go to Jury
The arguments in the trial of John R.
Dobbins lor larceny, alleged to have been
committed In the operations of the Mabray
gang, will be resumed in district court at
council Bluffs this morning.
Ihe state will probably occupy a large
part of the day with argument for the
prosecution. The case will possibly go to
the Jury some time Tuesday.
The defense rested without Introducing
testimony " w hen the state closed Saturday.
Ihe arguments following this step will
embody much ot an effort to take advan
tage of the technical aspects of the case.
NO TRACE OFACCUSED GIRL
Domestic t'harwed with Klllina; Dual
uesa Man at Waltbam, Mass.,
. llaa Disappeared.
WALTHAM, Mass.. Nov. 21. No trace
has been found of Hattle Leblanc, the 18-year-old
girl whom Clarence F. Glover,
president of the Waltham laundry. Just
before his death last night, accused of
shooting him. The Charles river was drag
ged today by the police in the belief th.it
the girl may have committed suicide. Miss
Leblanc was a domestic In the Glover
BOY KILLED WHILE COASTING
Sled of Eddie Primrose at Lead Rune
Off Sidewalk Into a
LEAD. 8. D Nov. 21. (Special Tele
gram.) Eddie Primrose, a 9-year-old boy,
was fatally Injured this morning while
coasting on a sidewalk on Lower Main
street. The sidewalk runs over Goldrun
creek, and the boy and Us sled dropped
to the bottom of the creek, a distance of
about twelve feet. The boy's skull was
fractured. He lived for about three hours
after tho accident.
grasses, leaving no room for doubt that
If the Illinois method is followed the old
lands will never need to be abandoned.
A aoll survey may la one of the features.
It shows in a general way the boundaries
of different types of soli In the state, to
gether with field experiments which de
termine the composition and needs of each
of these types.
Thus far Illinois has led all other states
In changing the chemical composition of
corn at will, breeding for high or low oil
and starch contents; In fact, producing any
type of corn which a manufacturer mighe
desire. How this work Is done will be a
feature of the exhibit at Omaha, and the
progress of the work through twelve gen
erations will be Interesting.
Illinois has accomplished another thing.
The university of the state can place ears
of corn at any position of the stalk high
e.r low. There are reasons why tha ear
should grow at a certain point on the
stalk to get ' Just enough sunlight from
above. Just enough moisture from below.
Illinois can put It there Just at the right
The exhibit is remarkable, and from the
description furnished the local management
It is evident Illinois will be a leader at
the National Corn exposition la 1W.
From the Indianapolis News.
OIL COMPANY WILL APPEAL
Attorney for Rockefeller Combina
tion Discusses Decision.
VIEW 0E MISSOURI ATTORNEY
Alan Who Aided la Persecution of .Oil
Companies in that State Says '
Victory of Government la
NEW YORK, Nov. 21. Mortimer F. Elliot,
general counsel for th J,:ndard OH com
pany, said today, in 'commenting for the
first time on the decision against the com
pany handed down yesterday by the United
States circuit court at St. Paul:.
"I have seen what purports to be tha text
of the decree handed down by tha United
States clrcutt court yesterday. The com
pany will take an appeal Immediately to the
United States supreme court and will cheer
fully abide by the verdict of the highest
court in the land, whatever that may be.
"Arguments in this case began last April
and we are glad to have reached an opinion
I do not mean that we are pleased with the
opinion itself, but that we are c'ad to get
It. whatever Its nature.
"The decree1 does not order a dissolution
of the Standard Oil company; that Is a mis
understanding. What the decree order,
as I now understand it, Is that the com
pany shall distribute among its stockhold
ers, pf whom there are approximately 5,000,
Its holdings in the stock of subsidiary com
panies. This distribution, I further under
stand, Is ordered to be effected on a pro
rata basis of apportionment. That 1s to
say, the heaviest holders of Standard Oil
stock would receive a proportional number
of shares In the stock of subsidiary com
panies." Mr. Elliot was asked what course the
company would adopt if the verdict of the
lower court should be upheld in the hlghei
"That," he said, "Is something I shall be
bettei prepared to discuss when I have
seen ihe opinion by which the United States
circuit court Justifies Its decree."
A Theoretical Victory.
Henry Wellrran. who represented the
attorney general of Missouri In that state's
suit against the Standard OH company and
conducted the examination In New York
of officers of the. company, takes a view
similar to that expressed by Mr. Elliot. He
sums up the situation as "a theoretical
"I cannot see," he said, "that any prac
tical effect Is to be expected. It seems as
if the best the government can da is to
order the sale of the property and In that
case the money, of course, goes to the pres
ent stockholders In some form or another.
There is no confiscation, no punishment,
as there would be in the case of criminal
proceedings with the imposition of a bit;
"The case s-ems to be very similar to
that of the coal roads which were forced
to separate from their coal business, and
it Is difficult to see, if even the decision
is upheld by the supreme court,' how the
government can prevent the control of
Standard Oil properties remaining in the-
(Continued on Second Page.)
Last week The Bee
printed 406 inches
more paid want ads
than in the corre
sponding week of last
Itg nearest competitor gained only
263 inches, giving them credit for sev
eral columns of clairvoyant frauds and
indecent ads that The Bee keeps out
of the homes of its readers.
"When you want anything use a
want ad your neighbors all do.
Have you read the want ads yet
,VWl.SW2'1.flv'S ' ... . i - i - .. ,-IuwC .-V .., J4
-AND I THOUGHT I WAS
More Favor for
Commercial Treaty Association Says
Many Resolutions New in Force
BERLIN, Nov, i 21. The treatment of
American meats by Germany and the prob
ability of modification in the forthcoming
negotiations for a trade arrangement be
tween the two countries. Is much discussed
In the German newspapers. The bulletin
of the Commerc'al - Treaty association,
which Is opposed "to the high . protective"
policy of the government expresses the
Opinion that some of the restrictions placed
upon American meats are unnecessary from
the purely sanitary standpoint and might
well be moderated In e-xchanse for certain
advantages under the American tariff law.
The association, however, re-Jccts the claim
that American animals and meats are sub
ject to exceptional treatment at the hands
of the German government.
The prohibition ajralnut the Importation
of American beef cattle was Issued In
because several animals In two cargoes
shipped to Hamburg were discovered to be
affected with Texas fever; but the Im
portation of live cattle from Australia.
Uussla. Italy and some other countries Is
iIfo prohibited, but for other reasons. It
!s remarked, furthermore, that even If the
prohibition of Imports from the United
States were abrogated, ' it would still be
Impossible to brlnK American cattle Into
Germany, because they, In common with
the cattle from other oversea countries
would be subject to a quarantine detention
and observation of four weeks and would
hnve to be put through the tuberculine
test. The trichinae certificate required by
the German authorities for American pork,
the association thinks, might be abolished
because this meat Is examined again in
Germany In any case.
MRS. DUNN ALSO IN HOSPITAL
Wife of Police Captain Suddenly
Stricken, Bat Operation May
be A voided.
Believed to be afflicted with the same
inulsdy, which caused her husband to
undergo two operations at the Omaha Gen
eral hospital recently, from the effects of
the second of which he is Just recovering
Mrs. Henry W. Dunn, wife of Police Cap
tain Dunn, was yesterday morning taken
to the Institution.
It was at first thought It would be ne es
sary to operate on Mrs. Dunn, but late
latt night the Information was given out
she was decidedly Improved and the op
eration may be dispensed with.
"Dekes" to Illue Peary.
NEW YOU K, Nov. 21. Tn honor of
"Brother Peary," the Delta Kappa Epsllon
has planned one of thi- largest college fra
ternity dinners ever held for December 1
at the Hotel Astor. Commander Peary Is
a member of Thete chaple-r. Delta Kappa
Erillon, at Bowdoin cull'ge. Two years
aco the fraternity dined tin- explorer, and
at that time gave him the fraternltv fiaie
which Peary took with lilni and unfurled
with tho Stars nid Stripe at tho pole. It
la ealiinuted that 1,00 "Di kes'' will attend.
Two Crises of World Wide
Interest Features of Week
NEW YORK. Nov. a. Crises In situa
tions of world-wide Interest are Impending
as Thanksgiving week opens. Demdon and
Washington ate two of the chief focal
points, with the fate of the budget abojl
to be decided In the House of Lords In the
brltlsh capltul and the policy of the Ameri
can government In tho Nlcaraguan crisis
being developed at the capital of the United
In Nicaragua developments will be
watched with interest following the con
flimation of the new a that two Americans
have been put to death under Zeluya's order
and the despatch of United States warships
to Nlcaraguan waters.
The English budget crUis, to be reached
with the expected rejection of It by the
lie use of Irds, is variously predicted as
likely to be followed by the resignation of
the ministry and a general election or by
drastic action on the part of the House of
Commons which would declare itself prom
inent lu the fiainlng of the policy. Debate
'1 , 'S '. i., v:.i 1
PROMOTER PATTERSON GONE
Investors in Employes' Protective
Association Holding Sack.
POLICE SEEK MISSING PRESIDENT
Promised Positions to Many Patrona,
and Also lasneel turds tlnit
Called for Aaatatuuce In
" " Slckneaa.
The Employes' Protective association of
Nebraska, launched something over a
month ago by II. J. Patterson, as president,
is belreved to be no longer In existence,
'"President Patterson has disappeared and
members of the association who paid $3
each to be provided not only with positions,
but also agalns. sickness and accident, are
arxlous to know where he Is.
The police have a little claim against Mr.
Patterson for an overcoat secured from
the Guarantee Clothing company, and sev
eral young and older men who paid good
monoy for winter Jobs failed to get them.
At the officea of the Employes' Protective
Bhsoclatlon on the third floor of the Paxton
block nothing as to Mr. Patterson's weher
abouts could be learned. His desk Is
locked, although the police effected entrance
a few days ano while In search of tho presi
dent. A little Information was obtained
ficm Dr. Stacy Hall, retained as physician
and surgeon for the association by Patter
son a month aj-o, but ouiside of this there
1b an air of mystery about)the case.
A Patterson organized an open Insurance
cencern, membership In which provided the
holding of a card promising medical atten
tion and weekly Indemnity for not less than
ono nor more than twenty weeks If con
fined with sickness, und death benefits ac
cording to the rules of the association.
The Employes' Protective association was,
it Is said, an afterthought on the part of
Dr. Hall was retained by Patterson as
medical advlne-r, while John G. Kuhn was
made attorney for the association. Neither
of the men, however, had the slightest con
nection with the affairs of the concern,
nor are they held responsible for the
alleged failure by the victims or anyone
else, notwithstanding Dr. Hall's name ap
pears In conjunction with Patterson's on
literature clrculatei by the association.
Promoter Scented Trouble,
For several weeks the association appar
ently did legitimate business. It Is under
stood many memberships at 2 each were
secured and many men were provided with
positions. Early last week President Pat
terson received a letter which caused him
to turn pale. For two days, according to
Dr. Hall, he was very nervous, as though
he feared harm of some serious nature.
Two days later, on Thursday last, he dis
appeared, and not a trace of his where
abouts has been obtained.
In the meantime the police wore brought
Into the case and an Investigation brought
to light an application for membership in
the association, signed by L. O. Lehr, a
saletrrun. retld.iig at Z-'AS Davenport street,
membership fee of ti being recelped for.
Mr. L.ehr volunteered the information yes
terday that he endeavored several times to
(Continued on Second Pago.)
on the budget In the House of Lords is
scheduled to begin on Monday.
Thursday. Thanksgiving day, will bring
with It everywhere the cuKtomary national
feast and devotional exercises. At St. Pat
rick's cathedral in Washington, President
Taft, Vice President Sherman, diplomats,
Jurists, legislators and pi elates of national
and International prominence will attend a
pan-Amei lean Thanksgiving celebration.
W Carmoil Forbes will be Inaugurated aa
governor general of the Philippine. No- fisherman. The hut hail been the home
vember 2L 0f Krappe for many years.
The Industrial world will turn from last i Bensfleld had enured Krappe's hut to
week's session of the American Federa- ask him to get a hatchet for him and bs
tion of Labor at Toronto to this week's icause Krappe did not move quickly
meeting of the National Civic federutlon. I enough, Beinfleid skirted to beat him with
to be held in New York City, November a an iron bur, according to the police.
and 23. The liublllty of the employers to
acts to employes and old ugc pensions are
two of the live problems to be discussed.
The national convention of the Chi-Phl
fraternity Is to be held In New York City
November -6 and 27.
Ninety-two are Known to be Dead
and 193 are Missing.
MORE BODIES ARE IN SIGHT
Black Damp and Crowd of Sightseers
HOPE DEFERRED OR DESPAIR
Sllne lnapertor Nowaain Delleea
More Men Will be Pound Alive,
Hut Othera are I.eaa
CHERHE, III.. Nov. 21. -Twenty saved,
ninety-two known dead and 11 mlsains;
was the. reie.id of the St. Paul mine to
night. Whit hud promised to be Chert s leal
day of thanks ended In a night ,of hope
deferred, or despair.
At the end of the day no living man or
boy had been added to the list of tha
twenty rencuid yesterday.
All day long the tolling of church bellB
resounded In Cherry and Spring Valley.
Eighteen bodies were Interred today in a
field south of the town. At tho mine a
dozen coffined victims remained awaiting
removal, with a score of caketa piled
nearby for tho bodies which are to come.
Services for the dead were held oiitsldo
the churches Into which Coroner Malm
deemed it advisable that the bodies be
From tho yet unfilled graves In which the
Homan Catholic dead were placed, ths
pastor hurried to the mine entrance, where,
with n, tecoud priest ho waited to admin
ister the last rites for the living, should
his services be needed.
Mif.-or Connolly telegraphed President
Taft ut Washington last night that twenty
men hud been rescued and thai l.r0 were
believed to be alive. Each hour that patse.i
now Is looked upon by tho watchers aa
making tho chance of escape lei's.
"The men they brought tip could not
have lived more than a few hours longer,"
said one despairing woman. "If they
don't cum up today they'll como up
The rescuers worked as If this wa their
More Bodies In Sigvht.
Tho fire In the second level was forced
back and eary In the afternoon the work
ers could pass It. Tho black damp in the
east gallery was the obstacle that proved
insurmountable to th men. " .
Through it the bodies of thirty-seven
men could be seen. Preparations for the
taking out of thirty-seven bodies visible
to the explorers were rushed When the
morbid throng about the mine had thinned.
That the bodies might have been taken
up earlier was admitted by those in
charge of the work, but they thought of
tho scenes that would have followed. A
crowd numbering thousands, frankly seek
ing sensation, pressed against the rope bar
ricade until dusk.
In the mine level the work of the res
cuers went on unceasingly. Relays of
eager miners succeeded those whose
Btrenerth failed. Those who staggered from
the pltmouth were surrounded Instantly
and a babel of questions hurled at them.
"We tan see the bodies. There are plies
of the-m. ' They are dead boys, all dead,"
was the reply of the first and those who
followed gave no more cheering answers.
"But they could be living back there,
they could be a'lve, Tom, couldn't theyT"
came a voice from tho group about one.
"No e nance," began the miner, then
paused as he saw the trembling hands of
the old man who had pressed to, his side.
"Why, sure,, didn't the other come out?"
was the quick reply, "Don't you worry.
Hail be up soon."
Itlnek Hump Covers Dead.
The pressure of the crowd was not tho
only thing which led the rescuers to delay
bringing bodies to the surface. Black
damp was present where the dead lay In a
group, Just as they had fallen when their
lives were snuffed out. "Klondike," who
had worked among the dead In many mlna
disasters, "Bob" Murray, who also holds
black damp in considerable contempt, and
others are said to have volunteered to re
move the bodies to clear the paseage for a
fuiUier search for any who' may remain
alive In the further reached of the galleries.
Conservative counsel prevailed and the
hoisting of tho bodfes,' was delayed until
the noxious gases had been sucked out tor
the big ventilating fans.
Among those who, after yesterday's re
turn lo then living of men long thought
dead, clung throughout the day to the be
lief that additional rescues of living men
were probable Is Richard Newsam, presi
dent of the Illinois Board of Mine Inspec
tors. "Scotchmen are the most resourceful
miners In the world," said he, "and there
are twenty-two of them down there dead or
alive. 1 can see no reason why they should
not have found some refuge Just as did
those who came up yesterday. But eight
days have passed and we must hurry if
they are not to perish of thirst and starva
tion. Everything possible to hurry on Ihe
work of exploration Is being done."
PEACEMAKER IS ' MURDERED
Maa, Who Attempted to Protect Aed
t Ine-aso Fisherman la Stabbed
CHICAGO, Nov. 21 The beating of an
old man with an Iron bar and thi murder
of a man who attempted to stop It we
the features e,f a tragedy In a lonely hut
on the lake fnnt her today. Andrew
H'il was stabbed lu the heart with a
hunter's knife by Charles Bensfleld after
Hell hud attempted to stop Bensfleld from
beating George Krappe, an aged and feeble
Krap;M run out with Uensfleld In pursuit.
when they met Hell and three companions,
wlio attempted to stop him. Bensfleld
ran Into t lit) hut for a knife and at the
door met Hell and stabbed hlin to tho
heart. Bensfleld a as arrestee!.
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