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CHICAGO CITY RAILWAY OFFI- CIALS AND EMPLOYES SEEK BASIS FOR PEACE. MAY AGREE TO ARBITRATE GREAT SYMPATHETIC STRIKE TO BE INAUGURATED IF TH E NEGOTIATIONS FAIL. Chicago, Nov 18Peace negotia tions looking to an amicable settle ment of the struggle between the Chi cago City railv^ay and its striking em ployes were begun Tuesday afternoon and the indications are that both sides of the controversy will agree to sub mit their differences to arbitration. After a conference which lasted several hours between Mayor Harri son, the officials of the company and the special aldermanic peace commit tee appointed by Mayor Harrison at the direction of the city council, fol lowed by another meeting in which President Mahon of the Amalgamated 'Association of Street Railway Em ployes and his legal advisers took part, Mayor Harrison declared that the outlook for a settlement of the strike t)y arbitration was decidedly flattering. "I was agreeably surprised at the con ciliatory attitude displayed by both sides to the controversy," he said, "and we made more progress at our first meeting than I anticipated He declined to enter into the deJames tails of the discussion that took place, but it is said that a further confer ence wth the railway officials was ar ranged for today The object was to bring the two sides to a point where arbitration is possible This, the mayor believes, has been accom plished Renew Efforts to Break Strike. Despite the promising outlook for & peaceable ending in the near future, the management of the road will today renew their efforts to break the strike. Annonncement was made last night that an effort will be made to open an other branch of the system. The at tempt will be made -on the electric line running through Indiana avenue and if successful will make a total "of three branches that Trave been opened for traffic since the "inception of the strike last Thursday The other important developments in the strike were. A bill filed in the superior court asking that a receiver be appointed for the Chicago City Railway company and challenging the company's right to operate its lines on the ground that its franchise 'expired la July and that the nirrety-nine year act claim Is invalid Five -trains consisting of a grip car and a trailer each operated on the Cottage -Grove avenue cable lines un der guard of 1,000 -policemen. Twenty-five cars operates on the Wentworth avenue Tine under -s. guard of less than ^00 nolicemen Arbitration failing in the -present crisis thrust upon Chicago Tjy theand South Side street car men, eight di visions of organized trainmen on all the lines Chicago, South Chicago and the Calumet region threaten to plunge the community into the great est street railway strike in the city's iu&torv Plan Sympathetic Strike. "Representative officers of these eiglit divisions met last night with Na tional President Mahon, leader of the strike, and a resolution was adopted to appoint a special committee to urge arbitration of present difficulties through Mayor Harrison and in the event of failure of this effort a special meeting of a'H divisions will be called immediately to plan united sympa thetic action It rs predrcted such action would end in the calling of a general -strike against the Union Traction company, all the elevated companies, the "South Chicago Electric company, the Calu met Electric company, the Chicago General company, the ISuburban "Elec tric Traction company This includes all the lines in Chicago and besides the traimnen, involves the shop and shed men, who are affiliated with -the trainmen's organizations A "sympathetic" strike of 'boys ranging in age from thirteen to six teen years in the Hendricks school Is imminent because their teacher, Miss Ida Stoddar, rides on electric ears manned by nonunion crews INDIANS OBTAIN WHISKEY. They Then Hold a War Dance and End by Fighting Policemen. Omaha, Nov. 18.Forty Indians who have been in the city for a week to testify before the federal grand jury In liquor selling cases managed to ob tain a large amount of whiskey Tues day and started a riot in the Klondike hotel, where they were being quarter ed. They began with a war dance and ended in a bout with the police. Be fore being pacified a number of show cases and all the furniture in the of fice of the hotel was shattered and the guests were frightened away. Two chiefs, Morning Star and Spotted Horse, are in jail and the others are being guarded at the hotel. Joseph Francis Furlong Acquitted. St. Joseph, Mo., Nov. 18.Joseph Francis Furlong of St Louis, the trav eling man who shot to death Irving McDonald, the young St. Joseph mil lionaire, Sunday morning at the Hotel Metropole, was Tuesday acquitted by a coroner's jury and Furlong was dis charged from custody. Missouri Youth Kills His Brother. St. Joseph, Mo., Nov. 18.Theodore Haves, fifteen years of age, is alleged to have fired a bullet into the brain of his three-year-old brother Tuesday because the Infant annoyed him byage prying, CUBAN BILL CONSIDERED* Congressman Stevens of Minnesota Speaks in Opposition to It. Washington, Nov. 18.The house Tuesday resvimed consideration of the Cuban bill. The only notable incidents of the day were the speeches of Mr. Stevens, a Republican member from Minnesota, who spoke -in opposition to the bill, and the speech of Mayor Elect McClellan of New York. Mr. Stevens opposed the measure for reci procity with Cuba at the last session. Tuesday he argued that the bill was a "cruel blow" att one of the most promising industries of this country and that the measure will imperil our vast foreign trade. Mr. McClellan de livered his valedictory to the house, making an argument in favor of the bill during the course of which he criticised the administration of Gen eral Wood in Cuba and charged the Republicans with responsibility for what is lacking in the fulfillment of the duty of the "United States in Cuba. Four hours were devoted Tuesday to debate on the measure, ten mem bers speaking Under the rule two davs more are given for speeches. Representative Bede introduced a bill to regulate the profit on articles of necessity manufactured by persons having a monopoly of the same, the regulation to be made by the inter state commerce commission. Mr. Bede also introduced a bill mak ing cigarettes Imported into any state subject to the laws of that state. NOMINATIONS CONFIRMED. Fire at Fargo. N, IX, Causes Heavy Property Loss. Fargo, N. D., Nov, IS.Fire destroy ed the Cass county courthouse here Tuesday night The loss is about $175,000 fully covered by insurance. The flames were discovered in the jury room at 11 o'clock. It is thought a lighted cigar was left among some papers in the room The water press ure was entirely madequate, and the firemen had no engine. They were helpless, and little -or no heatlway was made in extinguishing the Barnes. The courthouse was originally erected In 18S3 at cost ai $125,000, with $25,000 added isince then in vaults other improvements. 'This sum mer a contract was let far a $25,000 addition, which was just completed, and the jary rooan was in that part. The insurance Is about $200,000 So far as known all the vaults were good repair, and all the records are ex pected to come through in -good shape. There are several thousand records of divorce cases secared by ^Eastern par ties that are endangered. While carrying xrat material several persons narrowly escaped fatal in juries by the falTing of the bell and clock The sheriffs residence and jail were saved by a strong west wind. The jail was crowded with prisoners, and a panic was created in the prison, but the force of guards was doubled and the men were controltexl. WANT STATE CASE JD3SMISSED. Motion of Securities Company in Suer, preme Court. Washington, Nov. 18Counsel for the Northern Securities company has filed a motion in the United States su preme court to dismiss the appeal of the state of Minnesota from the deci sion of the United States circuit court of the District of Minnesota in the case of that state vs. the Securities company. The motion is made upon the ground that no question of con stitutional construction is involved in the case and that therefore n direct apneal from the circuit court to the United States supreme court is per missible In their brief or motion counsel contend that while tihe suit was founded on federal as well as state statutes none of the rulings of the circuit court involved the con struction or application of the federal Institution. BUSINESS BLOCK BURNED. Fire at La Crosse, Wis., Destroys Building and Contents. La Crosse, Wis., Nov. 18.For the second time recently the Ulrich build ing, a three-story brick block at Fourth and Main streets, was burned Tuesday night, causing a loss of the building and contents, estimated at about $50,000. The fire started in a vacant apartment from an unknown cause. Two Sisters Drowned. Ely. N. D, Nov. 18.Mrs. Frank Downing lost her life in an effort to save her fourteen-year-old sister, who tad ventured upon thin ice on the Mouse river and had broken through Mrs. Downing plunged in and was car ried under the ice. Mrs Downing was a bride of only two months. Property Damaged by Fire. Lancaster, Pa., Nov. 18.Fire Tues day destroyed the double building oc cupied by the Lancaster Silver Plate company and did considerable dam to surrounding property. Total loss, $60,000, THE PBIKCETOK of Senate Approves Appointments North-western Postmasters. Washington, Nov. 18.The senate Tuesday in executive session con firmed the following nominations: John G. Foster, Vermont, consul general at Ottawa, Can. Postmasters- IowaH. P. Gow, Greenfield Alice M. Davis, Bona parte, G. W. Willse, Montezuma Beard, Mount Ayr J. J. Marsh, Decorah- Walter Gillrup, Northwcod S Narum, Waukeon Frank C. Traverse, Bloomfield Lambert J. Rogers, Allison N. O. Hickenlooper, Blockton, Jacob E. Palmer, Hawk eye Austin, Lineville Minnie A Muhs. Akron R. P. Osier, Clarion Alonzo Bryson, Davenport. WisconsinGertrude Frasier, Vio la A. E. Edwards, Monticello W. H. Berray, Wautoma Sutcliffe Perkin, Mazominie T. W. Claridge, Reeds burg Edith L. Maynard, Sheboygan. South DakotaEva M. Young, Faulkton T. Boylan, Armour J, J. Mansfield, Hurley. MontanaLewis Coleman, 33eer Lodge J. Stout, Glendive "C. R. Lane, Forsyth. COURTHOUSE DESTROYED. ^NIOKJ PROPOSAL REJECTED PANAMA COMMISSION REFUSES TO RELINQUISH INDEPEND- ENCE OF ISTHMUS. NO REASON FOR CHANGING ISTHMIANS ARE TOO WELL SATIS- FIED TO RETURN TO THE COLOMBIAN UNION. Colon, Nov. 18.The Panama com mission, composed of Senors Arias, Morales and Arosemena, which left Panama Monday to meet the peace commission from the department of Bolivar, boarded the Mayflower here and held a short conference with the Colombians, who only represent the department of Bolivar and the gov ernor of that department and whoassembled have no credentials from Bogota. The Colombians asked the Isthmians if they would return to the republic of Colombia, assuring them concessions and considerations on the passage of a canal treaty. The Isthmians replied that they would not return to the republic of Colombia and declared the assurances came too late, as Panama's position was so advantageous and strong that they cottld not see any reason for changing. During the conference Nicanor In signares, a brother of the governor of the state of Bolivar, who was the spokesman of the Colombians, made a strong appeal to the Panamaians not to disrupt the republic of Colombia, and he supplemented his appeal by the solemn assurance that Colombia would grant all the rights demanded by the Isthmians and eventually carry out their grand project of building the canal. Did Not Grasp the Situation. In reply, Senor 'Tomas Arias, repre senting the junta, said that the Bo gota government and the Colombians generally did not appear to grasp the actual conditions prevailing on the Isthmus. The revolution, Senor Arias said, was born absolutely of the unani mous desire df the entire people of Panama an.i 'was irrevocable. It was the act of -a now independent govern ment already thoroughly organized and formally recognized by the Unit ed States government in receiving its representative, Senor M. Philippe Bu nau-Varilla, as well as by the goves-n ments of Trance and Italy. The threat of Senor Insignares that the republic of Colombia would enforce its alleged rights in Isthmian terri tory did "not cause apprehension to the Panamaian commissioners, wlw? re ceived It with equanimity and diS Tiot give it -any serious consideration. Dr Pablo Arosemena, a lawyer of Panama, who will sail for New York on the Seguranca, will act in mi ad visory capacity with Frederico Boyd and Dr. Manuel Amador, the commis sioners of the new republic at Wash ingttm. The peace commissioners left the Mayflower at 2 o'clock in the after noon -and embarked on the steamer Trent, which soon afterward sailed. HOISTS TH E PANAMA tPL'AG. American Warship Salutes ^rrfbtem of the New Republic. Panama, Nov. 18.At 8:30 "Tuesday morning the United States flagship Marbiehead hoisted th flag of the re public of Panama and saluted tt with twenty-one guns The Tresnovrembre, a gunboat of Panama, displaying the American flag, answered the salute. The 3hore batteries also fired a salute of twenty-one guns, "which tfee Mar biehead answered. At 10 a. m., Rear Admiral 'Glass, Consul Gudger anti Commander Phelps, accompanied by Lieutenants Philip Andrews and S. W. TreTSnwid officially called on the junta. They were received by the members the junta, the cabinet ministers and Gen erals "Huertas, Jeffries, Diaz and Va ron and their staffs. Admiral 'Glass said he was glad to'officially call upon the government of tire republic of Panama. Senor Arango, a member of the junta, answered, thanking the United States for its friendliness. The people of Panama are happy over the official recognition of the flag and the event is being celebrated enthusiastically. The flag of the republic of Pana ma which was saluted by the Marble head was made on board of that vessel. CIVIL SERVICE LAW KILLED. Wisconsin Supreme Court Deals It a Death Blow. Milwaukee, Nov. 18.The state su preme court at Madison Tuesday ren dered a decision which practically deals a death blow to the civil service law in Wisconsin as it now exists The court decided that the civil serv ice board of Milwaukee has no right to force an appointee upon a city offi cial who is under bond for the faith ful performance of work by subordi nates. The case in point was the ap pointment by City Clerk Schuengel of a second assistant, a perogative which the city civil service board contended was an usurpation of its power. Rolling Mills Closed Down. Pittsburg, Nov. 18.The entire plant of the Moorhead Bros, rolling mills at Sharpsburg closed down Tuesday, throwing about 800 men out of em ployment The reason given was a lack of orders, although the manage ment has had trouble with employes. Yellow Fever Situation. Laredo, Tex., Nov. 18.Wednesday's official yellow fever bulletin: New cases, 37 deaths, 2 total eases to date, 947 total deaths to date, 92. The condition of Dr. Murray, who'was injured in a runaway accident on Sua day last, it greatly improved, THURSDAY^OVEMBER 19, 1903. DOCTRINE OF SOCIALISM. American Federation of Labor Con vention Discusses It. Boston, Nov 18.The question of whether the organization should com mit itself to the doctrine of Socialism, came squarely before the delegates to the convention of the American Fed eration of Labor at its session Tues day. The question was not answered, as shortly before 6 o'clock an ad journment was taken until morning when the debate will be resumed. Some nine resolutions favoring pub lie owemship and the organization of a political party to bring about condi tions the Socialists desired were all reportel on unfavorably by the com mittee on lesolutions. At once the long arranged plan of the Socialist delegates to fight for the adoption of their principles was put into opera tion by Delegate Hayes of Cleveland. He offered a substitute for the com mittee's report, but was ruled out of order. At this point the applause from the spectators led President Gompers to announce that he would order hie galleries cleared if the applause was continued His remark was received with hisses. Thereupon he ordered the spectators to leave. There was a great deal of confusion and the eject ed people, numbering several hundred, outside Faneuil Hall and adopted resolutions condemning Presi dent Gompers for his action. Mean time the debate was resumed by the delegates. Just before adjournment the ejected spectators were permitted to re-enter the hall. GREETED BY PRINCE OF WALES. King and Queen of Italy Arrive at Portsmouth. London, Nov. 18King Victor Em manuel and Queen Helena of Italy reached Portsmouth on the royal yacht Victoria and Albert shortly before 11 a. m. amidst salutes from the ships and land batteries in the harbor. Upon the arrival of the yacht at the jetty the Prince of Wales went aboard immediately and welcomed their majesties in the name of King Ed ward and of the nation. After lunch on board the yacht the king and queen and the Prince of Wales disembarked and King Victor Emmanuel inspected the guards of honor and the naval cadets from the college at Osborne, after wnich the party entered a train and started for Windsor amid another salute from the guns of the fleet. 'The royal visitors receired am en thusiastic welcome at Windsor. The Streets were gaily bedecked and. enor mous crowds from the surrounding country lined the approaches to the station and the entire route to the castle The station was ^handsomely draped with the Italian 'colors. King Edward, Queen Alexandra and other members of the royal family awaited the Italian sovereigns on the platform and the greetings between the hosts and guests were most cordial. The embracing and handshaking lasted some time. TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES. Fire in the business section of Poca hontas, la., caused a IOBS estimated at $50,000. Jimmy Briggs was given the de cision over Kid Broad of Cleveland after a hard nfteen-roxnd fight at Bos ton Tuesday night. About two-thirds of the 600 striking union butchers at Cincinnati returned to work Wednesday, having gained a partial victory over their employers. The Egan (S. D) State bank was closed Tuesday by the state bank ex aminer Deposits are $40,000. Slow collections is the cause of the suspen sion. The German Colonial society con templates the sending of a number of young men to Texas agricultural and technical scnools to study the methods of growing and marketing cotton. Brigadier General Reuben F. Ber nard, a veteran of the Civil war, who participated in 103 battles and skirm ishes in that conflict and in subse quent Indian campaigns, is dead in Washington. MARKET QUOTATIONS. Minneapolis Wheat. Minneapolis, Nov. T7.WheatDec, 79i4c: May. 7914c. t)n trackNo. 1 hard, 82c No. 1 Northern, 81c No. 2 Northern, l$%c No. 3 Northern, 73% @75c. St. Paul Union Stock Yards. St. Paul, Nov. 17CattleGood to choice steers, $email@example.com) common to fair, $3 firstname.lastname@example.org good to choice cows and heifers, $email@example.com-, veals, $2.00 @5 50 Hogs$4 00@4 65 Sheep Good to choice yearling wethers, $3.25 @3 50 good to choice lambs, S4.25@ 4.75. Duluth Wheat and Flax. Duluth, Nov. 17.WheatTo arrive No. 1 hard, 80%c No. 1 Northern, 79%c No. 2 Northern, 76%c. On trackNo. 1 Northern, 78%c No. 2 Northern, 77%c No. 3 spring, 74%c Dec, 76%c May, 78y8c. FlaxIn store, on track, to arrive and Nov., $1.00 Dec, 99}ic May, $1-02%. Chicago Union Stock Yards. Chicago, Nov. 17.CattleGood to prime steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org poor to me dium, $email@example.com stockers and feed ers, $2.50@4 00 cows, $firstname.lastname@example.org heifers, $email@example.com calves, $2.00 7.25. HogsMixed and butchers, $4.50 @4.M good to choice heavy, $4.60@ 4.S5 rough heavy, $firstname.lastname@example.org light, $4.45@4 75. SheepGood to choice wethers, $3.75 @4.25 Western sheep, $email@example.com native lambs, $firstname.lastname@example.org Western, $3.90@5 25. Chicago Grain and Provisions. Chicago, Nov 17.Wheat Dec, 773 4@77%c old 78c May 77% 77%c July, 74c. CornNov., 41%c Dec, 41%@41%c Jan., 40%c May, 41%c July, 41%c. OatsNov., 33% @33%c Dec, 33%@33%c May, 34%c July, 33c. PorkJan., $11.47% May, $11.60. FlaxCash, Northwest ern, $1.00 Southwestern, 94c May, 99c. ButterCreameries, 15@21%c dairies, 14@18%e. Eggs 22@24c. 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