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EVERYBODY 12 PAGES EVERYBODY 12 PAGES READS IT. NEEDS IT. LAST EDITION. FRIDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, NOVEMBER 17, 1905. FRIDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. Nil k A I MASK ISDROPPED Pretext of Economic Demands Abandoned by Workmen. Russian Proletariat Boldly Pro claim a Revolution. SCORN AND RIDICULE Mingle in the Reply to Count Witte's Address. Outlook for Collapse of Strike Decidedly Gloomy. St. Petersburg, Nov. 17. 2 p. m. The outlook for an early collapse of the strike Is more gloomy today. The situation is distinctly more menacing. The council of workmen's delegates, or strike committee, are manifestly encouraged by the extension of the strike in St. Petersburg, various or ganizations, including the bank clerks, telephone girls and some of the pro fessional leagues having voted to join In the movement. Moreover, it is cer tain that the workmen's council have received mysterious supplies of funds and consequently they present a bold er front. Practically all the pretexts based on economic demands have been abandoned although the eight hour day figures in the oratory at meetings in order to hold the work men who have no thought except im provement in their material condition. The workmen's council returned a scornful reply to Count "Witte's per sonal appeal to his "brother work men," ridiculing the government's profession of solicitude for the work men and renewing their demands for the immediate abolition of martial law in Poland, etc. Count Witte's attempt to negotiate directly with the strike leaders has come to naught although he offered concessions in the case of- the Cron stadt mutineers in the event of their being condemned to death. But the leaders refused all compromise. "All or nothing," was their response. The imperial ukase on the imperial land question issued today, although it wipes out about $40,000,000 of the peasants' arrearages of debt which under ordinary circumstances might have been received with joy, is an other disappointment. The promises of additional lands are too vague to calm the agitated, starving peasants who in the valleys of the Don and Volga are again marching, pillaging and murdering. No confirmation has been obtained of yesterday's report of a false em peror leading the peasants of Penza. The mill and factory owners at a ,meeting just held while offering to make some concessions in the matter of hours of labor, generally to ten hours, took a final decision that unless the men resumed work Monday they must close down indefinitely. Should the men be locked out in the face of winter it would only make the situa tion more desperate. The news from the provinces show that practically no movement has been started there in support of the general strike, but there is a deep suspicion that this simply may be the .Jull of preparation. The social democrats and revolu tionists are keeping their plans dark. Their organizations have ramifications throughout the country and at a signal they might again be able to bring the industries of the country to a standstill. Bourse Is Steadier. St. Petersburg, Nov. 17. The tone on the bourse today was steadier and improved owing to the belief that there are dissensions among the strik ers and that the failure of the strike to extend through the provinces indicates that it must soon end. Lotteries im proved to 410 and imperial 4s closed at 83. Eighty-four Tonus Affected. New York, Nov. 17. Jacob C. Schift ot this city today received the following cablegram from Lord Roths child in London: "Russian rophe, according to ;sia of today, far :ted; outrages, mur robbery and incen details from greater than der and wholesa diarism in S4 towns, so relief fund has huge task to grapple with." Troops to Operate Railroads. St. Petersburg, Nov. 17. 4:55 p. m. Troops have taken possession of the Moscow railroad station and the road will be reopened by means of railroad battalions. The resumption of traffic on this road insures supplies for the capital. Profound depression over the situa tion exists in the liberal camp. Many of the strikers believe they made a fatal blunder in rejecting Count Witte's request for their co-operation with the government in working out the reforms, as they thereby practical ly surrendered the leadership of the anti-government movement to the radicals with whom the liberals have as little sympathy as they had with the old regime. The result is that the radicals intoxicated by their taste of power are trying to drive the country into anarchy. Public sympathy is rapidly alienating itself from them and rather than the present state of de moralization, a large portion of the Better classes would almost prefer re pressions. REPLY TO WITTE. Council of Workmen Sounds a Note of Defiance. St. Petersburg. Nov. 17. The text of the resolution adopted at the meeting of the council of workmen's delegates in reply to Count Witte's appeal to the working men is as follows: "The council of workmen's delegates expresses astonishment at the emperor's favorite who permits himself to call the workmen of St. Petersburg his brethren The proletariat is not related to him in any way. "Count Witte appeals to us to be com passionate of our wives and children. The council In reply invites the work men to comt the widows and orphans who have been added to the ranks of the workmen since the day Count Wltte assumed power. "Count Witte reveals the benevolent intentions towards the working classes. The council reminds the proletariat of . Bloody Sunday. "Count Witte begs us to give the gov ernment time and promises to do all possible for the workmen. The council knows Count Witte has already found time to rive Poland into the hands of the military executiorers. The council does not doubt Count Witte will do all possible to strangle the, revolutionary proletariat. "Count Witte calls hhiSlf a man who is benevolent towards us and wishes our good. The council declares the working classes have no need for the benevolence of a court favorite but demands a pop ular grovernment on the basis of uni versal, direct and secret suffrage." STRIKE NOTES. Disorders in Many Parts of the Czar's Domain. Riga. Russia, Nov. 17. An attempt was made today to assassinate the gov ernor of Riga. While he was riding in a carriage through the streets a shot was fired at him from an alley but the bullet missed its mark. The assassin escaped. Warsaw, Russian Poland, Nov. , 17. The governor general has prohibited the publication of three more Polish papers and has prohibited the sale on the streets of all handbills printed in Polish.-! JyiefT, Russia, Nov. 17. Meetings have been prohibited by order of the minister of the interior and the railroad stations and shops are under military guard. Kalish, Russian Poland, Nov. 17. Martial law is rigidly enforced here. Suspicious persons are forced to leave the city. Poti, Transcaucasia, Nov. 17. The railroad employes here have struck. The rails have been torn up and thrown into the Black sea. Many of the telegraph wires are cut. Dzermla, Caucasus, Nov. 17. A rail road switch was thrown open here today, resulting in a collision between two mil itary trains. Fifteen soldiers were wounded. After the collision the trains were fired upon from the hills, the sol diers defending themselves behind the railroad embankment. Kutals, Transcaucasia, Nov. 17. The assistant manager of the railroad sta tion here was shot and killed today. The assassin escaped. BUY ARMS NOT BREAD. Wartike Sentiment Develops at a Jewish ReUef Meeting. Chicago, Nov. 17. Funds for the purchase of arms and ammunition by the revolutionary committee at St. Petersburg were collected here at a meeting of the Revolutionary Society of Russian Jews. The meeting was decidedly dramatic. One minute the audience would be moved to tears by descriptions by the speakers of the recent atrocities, and the next moment roused to the highest pitch of fury. One of the speakers seemed to express the sentiment of the audience when he declared: "It is idle to collect funds for the widows and orphans, when the government agents are seeing to it that there are no widows and orphans left. We must collect funds for battle as this is the moment for armed re sistance and not for idle weeping." .L.ess tnan 500 was subscribed te the cause, but another meeting will be held tonight for the purpose of raising more funds and an attempt will be made by the leaders of the movement to divert a portion of the general fund raised to aid Jewish dis tress to the fund for arming the Jews of Russia for self-defense. Yesterday's contribution to the relief fund being collected in Chicago amounted to over $15,000, which bring3 the total contributions to the general fund in this city up to nearly $50,000. HEARST PAID $65,843. To Make the Race for Mayor of Greater New York. Albany, N. Y., Nov. 17. William R. Hearst, candidate for mayor of New York, on the municipal ownership ticket certified to the secretary of state today that his total campaign expenses were $65,843. This breaks the record for such expenses which was formerly held by Governor Hig gins who spent during the last stafe campaign $22,000. Mr. Hearst says that he contributed all but $17,488 of the $80,206 which was spent by the finance committee of the municipal ownership league for the benefit of all the candidates on the ticket. TO RECEIVE NEW KING. Extensive Preparations Are Being Made at Norwegian Capital. Christiania, Nev. 17. Preparations are in full swing for the arrival of the new king and queen of Norway, Prince and Princess Charles of Denmark, whose formal election by the Norwegian par liament tomorrow is a foregone conclu sion. The state entry into Christiania will take place November 25. The ves sel bearing King Charles and his con sort with his escort of Norwegian, Dan ish. British and German warship will be met by a large flotilla of steamers from all the coast towns and will be convoy ed to a landing stage here where the first official and popular welcome of the new rulers will take place. COMPETITION PROHIBITED By an Order of Acting Secretary ol War OUver. Washington, N. 17. By an order Acting Secretary Oliver has prohibited army canteens and laundries from en tering into competition with civilian concerns in supplying goods and serv ices to hospital organization and sup ply departments at army posts which are to be paid for from public funds. Only in cases where such supplies and services can not be as conveniently or reasonably obtained as elsewhere and where a direct advantage will accrue to the government may this rule be departed from, and then a full statement of the facts must ac company the vouchers. Scandrett Will Referee. Henry A. Scandrett, of Topeka. left today at noon for Boulder, Cop., where he will officiate as referee on Saturday in the game between Colo rado state university and Washburn. Ernest Quigley was to have served, but his appointment was made too late for him to get to Colorado in time for the game, for no train leaves St. Marys early enough for him to get to Boulder before Saturday night. SHORTJffCARS. Many Complaints Received by Railroad Board. People Not Able to Get Convey ance for Grain. PUT UP THE MONET. Stili, frays C. 0. Stotts, He Can't Get Cars. Some Complainants Say Empty Cars Are on Tracks. It begins to look as though there are no freight 'cars in the state of Kansas. Every mail brings to the state board of railroad commissioners a new batch of complaints from peo ple who are trying to get cars in which to ship grain, and who claim that the railroad companies refuse to attend to their needs. Some of them say that the com panies have empty cars standing on the tracks, and will not let anybody load them. Others say that they have deposited their one-fourth freight charges, and filed formal demand for cars under the reciprocal demurrage law passed by the last legislature, and still are unable to get cars. C. O. Stotts of Yates Center is one of those who puf up a deposit, and says that the Santa Fe won't produce the cars. J. D. Harpster of Willis, Kansas, wants grain cars, Moffett Brothers at Larned, say that the Santa Fe won't send cars up to Rozell on a branch line to get grain which is ready for ship ment there. The Murdock Graii com pany of Clifton claim that empty cars are standing on the Central Branch sidetracks, and that the company re fuses to allow tHem to be loaded, but has announced its intention of sending the cars empty down into Arkansas. PROVING DEVLIN DEATH Tli is Is Being Done Today by Receiver Bradley and Mrs. Devlin. No report has been received yet from Haskins and Sells, the accountants who are engaged by Mrs. C. J. Devlin to make an investigation into the .Devlin estate preparatory to forming an under writing corporation. The report, accord ing to schedule, was to have been com pleted on the 19th of this month. Upon the results ot this report will hang the formation of tbe underwriting corporation. Clifford Histed, who is acting as attor ney for Mrs. Devlin, said today: "I have not had word from Haskins and Sells. I have been away from those things for the past two weeks and. en gaged on something else. I have conse quently not kept up. The report though should be in very shortly." Receiver J. T. Bradley of the First National and Mr. Histed spent the greater portion of the day at the Devlin home securing proofs from Mrs. Devlin as to the death" of the late coal operator. The insurance companies have a great many "frills," as Receiver Bradley put it in the establishment of a death claim for life insurance. "The New York Life is quick and con cise," said he; "they don't require very much in the way of affidavits, but these other companies go through a whole lot of frills before they are satisfied. "Mrs. Devlin has not been paid any of the insurance which she holds direct ly; she has not put in a claim yet for any of it." PRISONERS GO FREE. Governor Hoch Signs Paroles for Fred CoUins and Others. Warden W. H. Haskell of the state penitentiary has presented to Gov ernor Hoch the recommendations of the parole board, and Governor Hoch today signed the parole papers for the following inmates of the penitentiary: Eliza Haley, grand larceny, Wyan dotte county, 1 to 5 years; Henry Hop kins, manslaughter. Cherokee county, 1 to 3 years; Edward Williams, forgery, Leavenworth county, 1 to 5 years; Clay Jordan, assault, Jefferson county, 1 to 10 years; Chas. Scott, assault, Wyandotte county, 1 to 5 years; Fred Collins, attempted arson, Shawnee county, 1 to 3 years; Frank Bagley, aiding escape, Cowley county, 1 to 5 years; Otis Simington, robbery, Wyan dotte county, 10 to 21 years; Sarenio Siemon, manslaughter, Cherokee coun ty, 1 to 2 years; Angelo Santacello, manslaughter, Cherokee county, 1 to 2 years; Henry Jenkins, assault, John son county, 1 to 10 years; J. W. Han sen, robbery, Butler county, 1 to 5 years; S. F. Hoover, fraud, Cherokee "county, 1 to 5 years; Chas. Gant, burg lary, Wyandotte county, 1 to 7 years; Frank Harwood, receiving stolen property, Harvey county, 1 to 5 years. NOT TILL TUESDAY. President's Message Will Not Go in on First Day. Washington, Nov. 17. It has been de cided that the president's forthcoming annual message to congress will be sub mitted to the senate and the house of representatives on Tuesday, December 5. The first day of the session will be occupied fully by routine business of the two branches of congress. The sen ate will take an adjournment soon after meeting on account of the death of Senator Piatt of Connecticut. The house will be busy probably throughout the day in effecting its reorganization and drawing the seats of the members. Governor Hoch Goes Home. Governor Hoch went to hV home in Marion this morning. He is expected back in Topeka Saturday. Richmond P. Hobson is to make a speech tonight in the new Marion opera house. Gover nor Hoch was accompanied by John Smith, his executive clerk. Wentltcr Indications. Chicago. Nov. 17. Forecast for Kan sas: Partly cloudy tonight and Satur day: cooler ii east portion tonight. 138 APPLICANTS For 12 Jobs in the Government Naval Service. Washington, Nov. 17. Within two days after the announcement was made from the navy department that a com petitive examination would be held for applicants in the vacancies in the pay corps, 138 applications came to the de partment from young men in 21 dif ferent states in the Union. There are but 12 vacancies. FOUND HIS MOTHER. Son of Former Equitable ComptroUer Still fn Ignorance About Fattier. New York, Nov. 17. Frank B. Jordan, son of the former comptroller of the Equitable LJfe Assurance so ciety, was the first witness called be fore the legislative insurance invest! gation committee today. 'He had tea titled at a previous session that he did not know the whereabouts of his father or mother, and that he did not know whether they were living or dead. Today he said he had not since learned of his father s whereabouts. He had received a letter from his mother, who is in Canada. She said nothing about his father. As to his profits from fire insurance written on properties mortgaged to the Equitable he said his father received none of them. He had no idea what propor tion of his business the Equitable fur nished him. Samuel S. McCwdy. assistant reg istrar of the Equitable society, was next called. He had formerly been secretary to Secretary William Alex ander of the society, As assistant registrar he had custody of vouchers for moneys paid out for legal ex penses. He produced the vouchers for such expenses for .the last ten years. In the vouchers for 1895 was ;t letter to James A. Alexander from Robert McCurdy,, of the Mutual Life company, which accompanied' a bill for the Equitable's share of salary and expenses of George S. Batcheilor as "plenary legal representative" of the Equitable society, New York Life Insurance company and- Mutual Life Insurance company. Tbe salary of Mr. Batcheilor from this combination was given in a statement as $77,700. It was brought out that Mr. Batchel lor's duties were broad. The packages of vouchers for payment for legal services in various state legislatures were gne through by Mr. Hughes, who asked as to the legal services rendered by the signers or the various vouchers. A voucher from James M. Lewis, dated January 27. 1899. was for -$1.-000, "in full for services rendered dur ing the coming session of the general assembly in Missouri." Witness did not know Levels or the services he per formed, nor did he shed much light on other vouchers. Mr. McCurdJ said that $250 a month had been paid to special coun sel to represent the Equitable society bef.re the commission at fhe sugges tion of E. S. PillsbuRy,. the society's regular attorney, who had told the witness it was paid to a brother of the insurance commissioner. The total amount paid in that way was $9,000. The witness said also that approxi mately $17,500 was paid to W. H. Ghiekering of California, counsel for the Mutual Life Insurance company of California. At the. close of 189 9 when the Equitable society filed its annual statement with the California insur ance department, the commissioner asked forty additional questions, the witnes ssaid, which the commissioner knew it was practically impossible for the society to answer because Its books were nat kept so as to do this. This the witness said, was practically a re hash of the demands the commissioner had made previously. Witness said the company had had no like experi ence with the insurance department of any other state to his personal knowl edge, and that like proceedings against the Ne-.v York Life nnd Mutual Life were terminated about the same time as those against the Equitable society. There was a dozen hearings on the in terpretations of one of California's laws and it was for representation in these hearings that the $250 a month was paid. Mr. Budd. while in New York, consulted almost entirely with Mr. Chickering. Witness said he thought Governor Budd appointed Mr. Clunie as commissioner. He did not think the man to whom the $250 a month was paid did anything for the Equitable society. WILL ACCEPT THE PARK No Opposition Develops to Adding Garfield to the City System. No opposition to the creation of a benefit district in North Topeka for the purchase of Garfield park is ex pected to develop this evening at the meeting of the council committee on streets and walks. "I haven't heard of the slightest objection to the project and I don't believe there will be any," said Councilman L. A. Ryder. Under the plan proposed the entire First ward will be made a benefit dis trict for the purchase of Garfield park from its present owners, the Bank of Topeka. The purchase price is $8,000. After purchasing the park, it will be turned over to the city free of cost and it will be taken care of by the board of park commissioners. REVOLT IN EAST. Mutiny in General Linevitch's Army Is Reported. St. Petersburg, Nov. 17.-6:30 p. m. A mutiny in the Manchurian amy is the latest sensational rumor in this city. According to the report a dispatch from General Linevitch has Tbeen re ceived telling- of a revolt among the troops which was only suppressed after a regular fight in which many soldiers were killed or wounded. Forty-two officers are reported to have been shot for participation in the conspiracy. No confirmation of the rumor is ob tainable from officials of the war office. MINNEAPOLIS AT LISBON. Hie American Cruiser May Go On to the Baltic. Cherbourg. Nov. 17. The United States cruiser Minneapolis arrived here today from Lisbon and exchanged -salutes with the forts. It is said here that orders await the cruiser, instructing her commander to leave for the Baltic, but the date of her departure has not yet been announced. HE IS FOR KANSAS President De Boer of National Life Believes in This State. His Company Has Four Millions Invested Here. PATS TOPEKA A VISIT. Thinks Insurance Investigation Will Bring Better Laws. Also Establishment of New Companies. Many "As a result of the sensational life insurance exposures in the east, I look for the enactment of new laws to bet ter protect policy holders; for the resignation of a number of men who have stood at the head of big life in surance concerns, and for the estab lishment of a number of new com panies which will try to write life in surance on a much cheaper basis and which will go to the wall within a few years." This is the idea expressed today by Joseph A. DeBoer, president of the National Life Insurance company, of Montpelier, Vt., who is in Topeka to day conferring with his fiscal agents, the Merriam Mortgage company, con eerning the $4,000,000 in Kansas securities which the National Life holds. The National Life of Vermont is sort of a Kansas annex; it has pinned its faith to Kansas, and by its vast investments in Kansas farm mort gages has done much to restore east ern confidence in the financial sta bility of Kansas. In the little city of Montpelier, where the National Life has its headquarters, over $6,000,000 worth of Kansas farm mortgages and Kansas bonds are held, a per capita of about $1,000 for every man, woman and. child in the city. Incidentally it might be mentioned that Mr. DeBoer is, so far as known, the only president of a big eastern life insurance concern who makes it his personal business to make an an nual tour of the west conferring with agents and looking after the financial interests of his company. "I have been on the road four weeks," said Mr. DeBoer today. have talked with 300 representatives of the company. I suppose it is a little unusual for a president of a life insurance company to undertake this work, but it has been my policy to do so ever, since assuming the office, and have traveled about 15,000 miles in carrying this policy into effect. "Kansas securities suit us as a form of investment; we know of nothing better. Out of the millions of dollars we hold in Kansas paper, I do not know of one dollar in arrears. Of course we exercise care in placing these loans, but I feel confident that our Kansas investments have con vinced many people that Kansas is all riafrt. When we tell people back east that we have $4,000,000 in Kansas loans, and that every payment on" these loans is met like a shot, it goes a long ways to rehabilitate Kansas in the eyes of eastern investors. "Yet people abuse life insurance companies, and say that they are ruining the country! They condemn the whole business becauseit happens that it has some warts upon it, in the person of insurance officials who make unwise investments of company funds. The life insurance companies are doing a great deal for the country, in spite of the faults of a few of them. Right here in Topeka you have an example of what life insurance can do for a community. Here was this man Devlin, a big, brainy man, who had he come back here restored to health would doubtless have been able to straighten out his tangled af fairs, and bring every one of his cred itors out (Without loss. But he met an untimely death, and imagine what a state things would have been in had it not been for his life insurance. But here come the life insurance com panies, and pay up every dollar, enough to satisfy all claims against the First National bank. It is simply done by the co-operation of eight mil lion policyholders throughout the country, who co-operate to help the depositors of the First National out of their difficulty. "As far as my own company is con cerned, this insurance investigation is not injuring us in the least: Our busi ness for the past ten months has been larger than ever before in the history of the company." Mr. DeBoer is a big, brainy man, who graduated from Dartmouth college, and started, in life as a school teacher. Hav ing a genius for mathematics, his at tention was turned to the work of life insurance actuary. He studied the bus iness with the company of which he is now president. He soon held the posi tion of chief actuary for the company, and while in this position demonstrated to the directors that he was a "live wire." By his galvanic influence, the old and sturdy National Life took on new energy and on the death of the president of the concern, De Boer was chosen to succeed him. Twice has he been tendered the governorship of Ver mont and declined. While in Topeka, Mr. DeBoer was the guest of E. B. Merriam, C. B. Merriam, E. W. Thompson, the general agAt of the company, and Geo. M. Noble. He will leave this evening for Oswego, Kan. WILL TRY AGAIN. Secretary Root Preparing to Take Up Differences With Canada. Washington, Nov. 17. Secretary Root is preparing to initiate negotia tions with the British government for the settlement of the questions still pending with Canada. He has care fully considered the proceedings of the high joint commission, which failed to reach an agreement on ac count of the Alaskan boundary dis pute and the question of reciprocity, and is satisfied that, with the Alaskan boundary matter disposed of, there is no obstacle too great to be overcome if approached in a spirit of good will on both sides. The spirit of concilia tion will not be lacking so -far as the executive branch of the government is concerned, and it is believed it will not be absent from the attitude of the British negotiators. WEATHER IS STILL WARM. Increasing Cloudiness Indicates That Change Is Coming. The clear weather has given way to broken clouds though the temperature remains comfortable. The temperatures recorded today were: 7 o'clock 48111 o'clock 58 8 o'clock 48112 o'clock 62 9 o'clock 50 1 o'clock ..67 10 o'clock 56 2 O'clock 70 Wind six miles from south at 2 p. m. FOR A GRAND JURY One Will ? Be Ordered in the Federal Court. Land Frauds and Other Things to Be Investigated. It is rumored in good official sources that at the suggestion of tbe United States attorney general, Judge Pollock will call a special United States grand jury to sit in Topeka the last eek of this month. The court is expected to make the formal order either Saturday or Monday. The judge is absent on a visit to Lafferty, Belmont county, Ohio, just now and could not be seen in re gard to the matter. Sneculatlon is naturally rife as to the cause of the special order. Three things are. now being investigated in Kansas by the officials: Land frauds, refusal of liquor sellers to post tneir licenses, anu the railroad situation with regard to tariffs and rebates as is being dom all over the country. The United States court officials at the federal buildine- say that no jury has yet been called for this month. They disclaim a general lack oi Ktiowieusc about the matter. Assistant U. S. Attorney McKeever waa asked, and redied: "No, no or der has yet been issued and I do not know that there will be one. Some time ago I suggested to Judge Pollock that he have a grand jury to try a couple of murder cases which we have from the Ninth cavalry, troop A, at Fort Riley. He didn't say whether he would or not. The regular session of the United States district court be gins the last week of this month in Topeka, and we may have a grand jury in connection with it. That may be possible." United States Attorney Dean is out of the city. The assistant clerk of the T'nited States district court was seen but he says he knows nothing about the matter whatever. Something is on the slate, but what it is cannot be defined just yet. The government does not call special Errand juries without very good causes For that reason some people see thun derheads on the horizon in Kansas in connection with the present instance. 4 HANGED IN ONE DAY. For the Murder of Jack Welch in Nevada in 1903. Ttenc-. Nev.. Nov. 17. At 10:53 this morning in the old shoe shop at the Carson state penitentiary, Ai under man, of Stockton, Cal., and J. P. Seven er, a marine engineer were hanged for complicity in the murder of Jack Welch in Humboldt county, in August. ltfOd. The two men never lost their nerve, although both confessed their guilt a few moments before, they ascended the scaffolds T. S. Gorman, whose real name is O'Brien of San Francisco, and Fred Roberts of St. Louis, implicated in the same crime, were hanged at noon today. WAITS ON COMMITTEE. American Federation in Session But Half an Hour. Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. 17. The morn ing session of the American Federa tion of Labor convention lasted only half an hour in order that the dif ferent committees could perfect their reports for presentation at the after noon session. Numerous requests were received from Lincoln and Denver asking for the next convention of the federation. Max Morris, of Denver, fourth vice president of the federation,, distributed silk badges among the delegates urg ing the selection of Denver. WAREHOUSE BURNS. 10,000,000 Pounds of Sugar Consumed by Fire at Rocky Ford. Rocky Ford, Col., Nov. 17. Fire in the large warehouse of the American Beet Sugar company's plant here today caused a loss estimated ot from $300, 000 to $400,000, fully covered by insur ance. There were about ' 10 million pounds of sugar in the warehouse. It is believed the fire started from spon taneous combustion or defective elec tric wiring. WON $1,000 PRIZE. Drilled Forty Inches in 15 Minutes in Gunnison Granite. El Paso, Tex., Nov. 17. Chamberlain and Make of Mexico, champion rock drillers of the world, today won the W. C. Greene prize of $1,000 and the El Paso silver cup by drilling 40 inches in Gunnison granite in 15 minutes. This is 24 inches less than their world's rec ord. Page Brothers of Blsbee, Ariz., win second prize, $600. having drilled 39 13-16 inches. Bradshaw and Mclver, of Bisbee. win third prize, $350. Olsen, a Colorado miner, challenged the world for a single handed contest for $306. Two Race Horses ColUde. Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. 17. Two race horses were accidentally killed at Ascot park yesterday. Schoolcraft, a fiat run ner from the Tichenor stables, collided with Springwater. a jumper belonging to Unger & Luzader, and both were so badly injured that they had to be killed. They were being ridden in opposite di rections on the track. Neither of the riders were injured. Schoolcraft was valued at about $750 and Springwater at $2,000. REBATEJASE UP. Santa Fe and Other Boads on the Back in Kansas City. Demurrer to the Proceedings Instituted by Government. DENT JURISDICTION. Claim Made That Case Is Im properly Before Court. Bailroads Charged With Violat ing the Grosscup Injunction. Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 17. A hearing of the railroad rebate cases brought by the federal government in March, 1902, against the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railway, the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, the Missouri Pacific and tha Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific was be gun here today in the United States dis trict court before Judge John F. Phil lips. The arguments on behalf of the government were presented by Milton D. Purdy, assistant United States attor ney general, and A. S. "Van Valkenburg. United States district attorney for tha western district of Missouri. Gardiner Lathrop of Chicago, chief counsel of the Santa Fe and Judge O. M. Spencer of St. Joseph, chief counsel of the Bur lington, represented those railroad com panies. The railroads named were originally enjoined by Judge Grosscup from grant ing alleged rebates on meat products, salt and coal, and later contempt pro ceedings were filed in the district court here by Assistant Attorney General Purdy who, alleging that the railroad companies had violated the court's en joining order, asked the court to cite the . companies officials for contempt, which was done. To this citation the railroads filed demurrers, which were argued to day. Arguing on behalf of the Santa Fe railway today Gardiner Lathrop took the stand that the district court lacked jurisdiction in the case. The proceed--ings against the Santa Fe, the Missouri Pacific and the Rock Island alleged thta these companies gave rebates to the Hutchinson, Kansas, Salt company", in collusion with the Hutchinson & Arkan sas River railroad, which latter com pany it was shown was controlled and operated by the salt company. In the case of the Santa Fe it was alleged in addition that rebates had been granted to the Colorado Iron and Fuel company. MOBBED BY POLICE. Captain of Prince Louis' Flagship Complains to McAdoo. New Tork, Nov. 17. Captain Mark E. F. Kerr, commanding H. M. S. Drake, flagship of Prince Louis of Battenberg, has sent a letter to the police commis sioner, McAdoo, complaining of the con duct of policemen on board the ship since she has been alongside the Cunard. wharf. Captain Kerr declares that af ter the ball given by Prince Louis Tues day night the policemen who had come on board during the function could not be induced to leave. He declares they had been drinking and by their noisy conduct kept officers and crew awake long after 4 o'clock Wednesday morn ing. Commissioner McAdoo sent a police captain to the Drake today to take tes timony against the offending police men. The Drake's officers declare the ship has been overrun with policemen since coming alongside the wharf and that every day it has been a matter of the greatest difficulty to get the bluecoated men ashore. TWO MATADORS GORED. Bull Tosses Them High in the Air at Ciudad Jaurez. El Paso, Tex., Nov. 17. At the bull fight at Ciudad Jaurez, given for the American Mining convention, there was a panic . when Felix Robert, a French matador, was tossed in the air and carried from the arena bruised and bleeding. Later the same bull plunged its long sharp horns through Matador Fran cisco Alonzio Piquiro, tossing him into the air first, then dragging him about the ring, blood streaming from the wounds in the man's body. The spectators sickened at the sight and women fainted and screamed to be carried out. The arena was packed with Americans from every section o the United States. MOTHER GETS THE CHILD. Late yesterday afternoon Judge Dana made an Jrder giving Mrs. Lillie -Mc-Andrews the custody of her 15-months-old child. There is a case pending in the district court in which Mrs. Mc Andrews is seeking to secure a divorce from her husband and while the case is pending the custody of the child was given to the father who is living with his mother. The order of the court was that the mother should be permitted to call and see the child at stated inter vals but each time that the mother call ed trouble has resulted and at one of the visits a furious fight was the re suit. This matter was called to the atten tion of the court the first of the week and an order -sjas made that the mother should receive civil treatment when she called to see her child. When her vis iting day arrived this week she called to see her baby and "was refused ad mittance to the house. It was then that the judge ordered that the child be given into the custody of the sheriff from whom it was transferred to lta mother Friday. Last Knox Deeds Are Filed. A deed was filed with the register of deeds this morning conveying the John D. Knox homestead to H. E. Baumer, trustee for Pennsylvania parties, the consideration named being $5,000. Temperatures of Large Cities. Chicago, Nov. 17. 7 a. m. tempera tures: New York 38: Boston 40; Phila delphia 40; Washington 40; Chicago 40; Minneapolis 44; Cincinpati 44; St. Louis 48. '