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THE OMAHA ! ' DAILY BEE. ESTABLISHED JUNE 19 , 3871. OMAHA , THURSDAY MOKNINGr , NOVEMBER 3G , 1899 TWELVE PAGES. SINGLE , COPY JTIVE O1323TS STEAMSHIP Flames Seiza Upon tbe Hamburg-American Liner Patria , FIRE BREAKS OUT IN THE SHIP'S ' HOLD Large Amount of Linseed Makes Oil to Feed the Flames , ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY PASSENGERS All Are Basoned in Scanty Attire and Safely Landed at Dover. RUSSIAN SHIP CERES COMES TO RESCUE Cnptnln nnd Crcir Ilemnln hy tlic , .Wreck Iloplnic to Him It Ashore ' ( _ l'nN ciiucr * M < itly Amcrl- cnii * on VncatloiiH , ( Copyright , ISM , by Press Publishing Co. ) LONDON , Nov. 15. ( New York World Ca blegram Special Telegram. ) The steam- ehlp Patrla of the Hamburg-American line caught lire in the channel yesterday as it was proceeding into the North sea on Its voyage from Now York to Hamburg. H was elghted by the Russian steamer Ceres about twelve mllcn from the North Hinder light ship. The Patrla was then showing signals of distress and asking for Immediate help. In addition to this the captain of the Ceres saw It was enveloped In smoke nnd knew the V Bhlp was on fire. The Ceres put on full steam and made for the burning vessel. On reaching It a boot was lowered and sent to the Patrla , the cnp- taln of which stated ho was In urgent need of assistance. Ho requested that the pas- eengcnj should be saved. The boats were got out nnd with n great deal of difficulty all the passengers , numbering about 150 , wcro transferred to the Ceres. The Ceres , which was proceeding down the channel , made for Dover , which was reached shortly before midnight. Information of the disaster was sent ashore to American Consul Prescott - cott , who made arrangements at the Dover Bailors' Homo nnd local hotels in the neighborhood - borhood of the pier. Prcscott Immediately consulted the Dover harbormaster , Captain Iron , who at once sent the harbor tug Lady Vita to land the passengers from the Ceres. Most of the hotels were full , but In every case arrangements were Improvised for the reception of the shipwrecked. It was midnight when the tug returned to the admiralty pier with the rescued on board , They literally swarmed over the tug and looked n motley crowd of men , women and children crowded together , both on the Ceres nnd the tug. There were twenty-four women In the pirty nnd twenty children , six being babies In arms. arms.Work Work of Itcacne. That the work of rescue from the Patrla ( was done In frightful haste is shown by unost of the .poor creatures , who were wrapped "in " 'blankets. Air'thepassengers abandoned the liner without their clothes nnd In desperate toastc. The utmost as sistance was rendered by the staff connected with the channel mall boats and the ship wrecked people wore got with all prompti tude to the Sailors' homo nnd to the various hotels in the neighborhood , where every thing possible for their comfort was Im mediately done. The Patrla left Now York November 4 iwith ICO passengers and a crew of 118. They oxperlcnced rough weather In the At- lantlo .but otherwise all went well until they had got through the channel nnd were congratulating themselves on having got to the end of their voyage. Most of the passengers were 'American ' citizens whoso friends reside. In Germany , Norway and Sweden , mostly coming over for the boll- dayn with the intention of returning to ( America In a few weeks. 'About ' G o'clock yesterday morning they wore awakened and ordered to go on deck , \\hero they learned that a disastrous fire had broken out amongst tbo general cargo and as tbo crow was unable to master it , the captain stated that he considered It ndvlsnblo for them to take to the boats. 3t was evident nt this time that the fire had obtained a thorough hold of the cargo , emoko and flames ascending with overpow ering force nnd causing the greatest alarm. The crew stated that several passengers J worked like heroes to keep the flames under control , but a great quantity of linseed waa nmongat the cargo and the oil supplied by this mndo all efforts homeless. There was Broat excitement amongst the women and children , but the example set by the coolness of the captain and crow had an effect upon the passengers generally. The boats were promptly got over the side , the crew acting as If at drills , The safety of the women nnd children was the first consideration. ( As the flro had consumed by this time tbo greater part of the passengers * belongings , they had to get Into the boats as they had come up from their bunks and some were in very light clothing. Mnny Touching Scene * . The scone was n very striking ono and come touching scenes were witnessed ns Jiusbnnds parted from wives and children. 'Although ' everything was carried out under ( ho moat trying circumstances , thanks to tbo great coolness of Captain Frohllch and tbo crew , there was no panic , which resulted In all the passengers being gotten Into the 'boats ' nnd into two fishing boats which It U stated belong to Yarmouth , which had come up In the meantime. Just at this time n largo steamer was observed to be making toward tbq burning liner , which proved to bo the Ceres. This hhlp first sent a boat and then picked up all tlioso who were In the boats and offered to take off the captain and crew , but the latter preferred to remain by the vessel .whilst there was any chance of saving It , nlthcugh there wan the greatest danger in doing so , tbe hull being redbot at the time nnd there was every 'evidence that It would burn for some considerable time. The passengers state they learned from the officers that Captain Frobllch hopes to put his steamer ushoro at some point on the coast where there will be a possibility of afterwards salving It. The scheme Is a bold one , that does credit to the gallant crew and It Is hoped It may be successful. Tbe passengers state that as they came nway on the Ceres they saw anothe/ steamer standing by the Patrla , The passengers , > who had had nothing : to cat since 7:30 yes terday morning , wcro treated with the greatest kindness on being landed at Dover. Montly Second Cnhln I'mmenneri , , NEW YORK , Nov. )5. ) Emll Boat , gen eral manager of the Hamburg-American line , when told of tbo Pntrla's misfortune said : "The Patrla carried only aecond-cluss pas sengers nnd steerage. It may have had nbout fifty people In the steerage. Wo do not know what Us cargo was worth , as wo never Inquire about that. U bad about 10- 000 tons incasuremeot of cargo , Including everything In the run of export goods. You can say that the cargo was worth the greater part of $1,000,000. The vessel Haelf was about $700,000. Wo do not Insure our companies , We Insure our- fund set aeldc for the pur- had about sixty officers and crcw f them living In Germany. " In Its short llfo the Patrla was unlucky. On Its first voyage fronf this port , February 0 , 1S95 , It grounded In the main ship channel near the nouthcrn edge of Palestine shoals. A fifty-mile nn hour gale was blow ing at Sandy Hook and Ice had knocked the electric lamps from the buo ) . It passed the night on the shoal and tugs hauled It oft un injured the next day. The Patrln was a steel twin screw , four- masted steamship , with three decks , shelter deck and ebb frames. It was built for the Hamburg-American line by the Vulcan Ship building company nt Stettin In 1804. Itn total tonnage was 6,644 , tin tonnage under the brldgo 4,416 and Its net tonnage 4,249. It was 450 fret long , 52 feet beam and 31 feet 6 Inches deep. Its horsepower was 578. It was a common cargo and passenger steamer , carrying technically only second cabin nnd Btccrngo passengers. It sailed from New York for Hamburg November 4. Following Is the passenger list ! William Bade , Charles Bramm , Mrs. Ida Coldwell , Leo J. Coldwell , Mrs. Bertha Dchon , Mr. nnd Mrs. L. iDuplacc , Miss M. Fohl , Mrs. Fisher , Mr. and Mrs. E. Fey- ler. Miss Hclcno Feyler , Master Edison and Alfred Feyler , Miss Lena Lukert , Ilov. nnd Mrs. F. C. Ootwald , Master L. Gotwald , Miss Goodwin , Mrs. Goldstein and child , Mrs. Hccker , Mrs. H. F. Holahan , Anderson Hey , MI H Clara Igelstrom , Mrs. Anna Ivors , Mr , and Mrs , S. Jacobson , Miss G. Jacobson , Miss Tmalla Knmtna , Miss Elsie Kucchel , T. Cow- den Laughlln , Mlrs Ludgcns , Miss Lctty Llnch , Miss J. Rnpln , Hans J. Etcrnholdt , Miss Annie Schwartz , Miss Roslo Schwartz , Miss Bertha Tochtermanni H. F. Welman. JEALOUS MAN SHOOTS A TRIO John Ilnynllii , KniiNnn City Home Trnliier , Kllln IH Wife and Mor- tnllyVouinlH ' TITO Other . KANSAS CITY , Nov. 15. John Hnysllp , n horse trainer , this afternoon shot his wife through the heart and mortally wounded Charles Berry , nn Ice wagon driver , and Maud Mitchell , aged 29 years. The tragedy occurred nt the Mitchell woman's house , In West Sixth street. Mrs. Haysllp had de serted her husband for Berry and Maud Mitchell had influenced her to make the de cision. Arrested soon after tlio commission of the crime , Haysllp admitted he had de liberately planned the murder for revenge. When told that his wlfo was dead he said : "I am sorry for it now. " At 12:30 : this afternoon Hnysllp , revolver In hand , burst into a room where the trio were and immediately began shooting. The first shot struck Mrs. HnysHp In the head , the second pierced her heart. The revolver was a 45-callber and each bullet made an ugly hole. She begged for mercy , but Hay- slip was ruthless. When found by the. police her head rested on the edge of the bed nnd she was In the attitude of prayer. The next two shots struck Berry in dif ferent parts of the body and he ran from the room and into the street , mortally wounded , the blood streaming from his wounds. The fifth bullet struck the Mitchell woman In the side and when the police arrived she T.-MS sprawling on ttie floor,1- unconscious from the loss of 'blood. ' At the station Berry and Maud Mitchell talked Incoherently as their wounds were dressed by the surgeon , who said that neither would survive. Haysllp submitted to arrrst quietly and when questioned later by Chief Hayes confessed that , learning curly In the day that his wlfo was with Berry , ho pur chased a revolver , planning to kill them both and the Mitchell woman. "My wife was curling her hair In front of n mirror when I went in , " said he. "I shot her flret , then turned tbe pistol en the others. I am sorry now that I did It. " Mrs. Haysllp waa 30 years old and had had two children , both of whom are dead. She had left her husband two months ago and lived openly with Berry. END OF "CORNCOB PIPE" CASE Four ot DcfenilniitN Found ftullty In United Slate * Clrciill Court of UNliiK Mulls to Defraud. ST. LOUIS , Nov. 15. After n hotly fought trial four of the defendants In the celebrated "corncob pipe caso" wore tonight found guilty In the United States circuit court of using the malls to defraud. The four men are : Henry Rlngbeck , E. W , Northstcln , M. McElhany nnd Arthur Miller. Ono of the de fendants , William Ruff , had already pleaded guilty. No action has been taken In the cases of W. S. Dally and J. E. Wllhlngton , who were jointly Indicted with the others named. Their testimony was of great value to the movement , and n nol pros may be entered for them. The witnesses brought In by the government came from a dozen states , showing how widespread was the operation of the scheme to defraud. It was the plan of the defendants , as shown by the testimony , to write to the mayor or postmaster of a town telling him that a corncob pipe factory could be estab lished for $1,000 nnd operated at small ex pense , while the profits were represented to bo largo. The men , whoso headquarters were at Washington , Mo , , would then offer to sell suitable machinery for $700 to $1)00. ) In each case where a factory was actually put In operation It was found next to Im possible to dispose of the product at all , BO overstocked was the corncob pipe market , The government alleged that the price asked for the machinery was so excessive as to bo fraudulent and that the purpose of the de fendants' letters was to cause an undue nnd Inordinate demand for machinery which rcaily could not bo profitably used. The attorneys for the , defendants will make a mo tion for a new trial. . SEVEN LOST INOCEAN WRECK _ lliiltlmore Lunilier Mehooner Toned Into u. Tort Ilottom Un After Many Montlm , PHILADELPHIA , Nov. 15. Private ad vices' received here today from St. Plerro Mlquclon tell of the wreck of the Philadel phia and Baltimore schooner Edna and Emma and tbe loss of the captain , his wlfo and the crew of five men , The Edna and Emma soiled from Wilmington , N. C. , April 14 , with n cargo of lumber for Baltimore and this city. Wreckage from tbo schooner was washed uslioro at the mouth of Capo Fear river , Mav 7. Recently the schooner was towed Into St. Pierre , bottom up. Indians Iteturn to Iteservatloii. D15NVKH. Nov. 15. Governor Thomas today received a telegram from K. A. Hitchcock , secretary of the Interior , con veying the news that the ueent at Ulntnh reports that all Indians have returned to tbflr reservations from northwestern Colorado rado , where they have been killing game lit violation of the state laws. lve > stone Kxiu-dltlon to llnhylonlii , PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 15-The Univer sity of Pennsylvania has just lilted out an other expedition to Babylonia to complete the excavation of the ancient city of Nap- pur. The party la under the direction of Dr. Herman Valpreeht of the university , < tne university's Absyrlologlst. fl UP I'llILllTll ! Dean Worcester Expresses His Views in an Address at Chicago , OTIS CONDUCTING HUMANE WARFARE I.nrre Army Only Xoccuwnry American * Are Aot CnrrjIiiK On it Wiir of Kvterniltiutlon , Hut Protect Friendly Nntl\e * . CHICAGO. Nov. 15. Dean C , Worcester , member of the Philippine commission , spoke at Central Music hall tonight upon the "Philippine Question. " The address , which was delivered under the aueplcos of the/Hnmllton / club , si local republican organization , was received with every manifestation of approval. Mr. Wor cester followed , in the main , the line of argument regarding the retention of the Philippines which' has been published In the report of the Philippine commission. There was n largo audience. Prof. Worcester said at the outset that the Irewea raised by the Philippine ques tion , directly and Indirectly , were moro Im portant , more far-reaching In their consequences quences than any other nation has been called upon to meet since Its birth. Ho deprecated the Idea of these willing to make party policies of questions which Involve the well-being and the future destiny of so many millions of fellow beings. Continu ing , ho said : "If nil the accusations brought by those who declaim against our so-called 'crime In the Philippines' are true , wo have In deed committed a great transgression against the people of these Islands. I propose to take up some of the alleged facts so often quoted In support of these serious charges and scrutinize them somewhat closely. I shall try to make my examination wholly dispassionate. " Prof. Worcester then took up various ar guments presented against the American policy in the Philippines and quoting from senate documents , from the proclamations of Agulnaldo and from a masa of official evidence , most of which has been made pub lic heretofore , nnd answered tho. questions. His answers were directed specially to the arguments of a. "gentleman who recently ad dressed an audience from the rostrum on which I stand. " No American Promised Independence. Ho also stated that members of Agul- naldo's own cabinet testified before the com mission to the fact that oven after his proc lamation of June 18 ho freely admitted that no American had ever promised him in dependence for his people. The speaker added : "It has been often stated that our consul at Singapore , Mr. Spencer Pratt , exceeded his authority and made the promise in question , ft not directly , at least Indirectly. I am indebted to Admiral Dewey for the statement that Mr. Pratt Is' ready to take oath to never having made such promise and I may add that legal proceedings , brought by Mr. Pratt against a publication for this and other charges , resulted suc cessfully. " Prof. Worcester said after citing much evidences . , , , * ' 1. bellevo L , have shown that there , , wns no true co-operation between our land forces and the Filipinos , except in the fact that wo fought a common foe , each In his own way. I may add that we required no help In taking the city. It lay completely nt the mercy of Dewey's guns and soldiers were only needed to occupy It , not to take It. The fighting of August 1C was perfunctory and designed only to save the honor of the Spanish troops. After the fall of the city Aguinaldo modestly demanded of General Mcrrltt the royal palace for himself and In addition the principal churches , a share In the public funds , and , most Important of all , the arms and ammunition surrendered by the Spanish troops , of which he had long planned to possess himself. It Is need less to add that his requests were refused. " Speaking of the efforts to avoid a conflict , Prof. Worcester said : "I am often asked' the question : 'Might not nil this have been avoided If , even after the fall of Manila , attempts had been made to come to an understanding with the in surgents1 I am glad to be able to say td you that such attempts were made. General Otis , who did not believe that the Insurgent leaders were plotting trouble , had repeated Interviews with one and another of them. " ICITortN to Avoid Conflict. In detailing the fruitless negotiations and citing from General Otis' letters , Prof. Wor cester said : "The prime cause of the failure of these final negotiations lay In the fact that the Filipino leaders were unable to formulate any definite statement of their own demands. They say that they desired independence under United States protection , but , In dis cussion , made it evident first , that they did not themselves know what they meant by these words , and second , that they wcro not agreed among themselves even as to the general demand. " At another point , the speaker said : "I have no hesitation In saying that the United States did Infinitely more than Agul- naldo's army toward driving out and de stroying Spanish power In the Philippine Islands. If our claim to sovereignty were shadowy , what shall wo say as to the claim of a tribe representing less than one-sixth of the population of the Islands ; and exorcls. Ing jurisdiction over but'a small part of the Philippine territory ? " AH showing the bloody work of the In surgents , Prof. Worcester said : "At the time I left Manila the province of Batabagas was overrun with thieves and murderers. No attempt was being made to enforce law and order. The public schools wcro abandoned. Forced contributions had been wrung from the people at the bayonet point until many of them were ruined. Un willing contributors had been punished by having their hands hacked off and oven being burled alive. The Individual houses In such Important towns as Tnal were In trenched In order that the Inhabitants might defend themselves against their neighbors. The military governor of the province , al though a TngaloB and an Insurgent , had characterized the condition existing as 'com plete anarchy' and had repeatedly sent In messengers to Manila , asking for aid to restore - store order and promising to surrender with his troops If we would only dispatch a small force to his aid. " WiiKlnK " IlliniumWar. . Tim speaker denounced as false state ments that the Americans had no friends among the Filipinos and declared that wo 1-ad many good true friends among the lead ing Filipinos. Ho proceeded : "Only a small fraction of the Philippine population Is In arms against us and If the great majority of the people are ready to accept American sovereignty , why Is It that wo are compelled to send so great an army to the Philippines ? I answer , first , that we are waging the first humane war In his tory. If U was elmply a matter of killing we would not need nearly so large an army. Two regiments of troops could go where they pleased In the , Island of Luzon todny and kill to their hearts' content without serious risk. It Is becausewo are attempt ing to protect the Inhabitants from the dep redations of the lawless -that wo require so large A force. "Finally , a , word as to the way out. Is It conceivable that wo should withdraw our troops , abandoning our friends to the vengeance of our enemies and the people at largo to suffer from anKrchy ? I can find but ono answer to this question. Our troops must stay until armed resistance has ceased and public confidence has been fully re stored. The day will come.isoonor or later , when native soldiers , under , American offi cers , or under officers of | thclr own , will do a largo share of the work that remains to bo done. "In the matter of autonomy wo have al ready made n safe beginning and the ex periments In municipal atid'Jprovlnclal gov ernments , which are oven ribw In progress , will eventually furnish a safe , basts for congressional ' gressional action. , "In closing let me say that there docs not live an 'anti-Imperialist' who has moro sincere regard for the people of the Phil ippine Islands , or a keener Interest In their present nnd future welfare , than myself. I have great faith In thqnl. I bellevo that under our guidance they will make rapid progress In civilization and will soon be able to take an important share In the bur den of their country , but 1 know that If the full weight of that burden were thrown on they today they would Inevitably sluk under It. , "Thoso who affect to believe that wo are creating bloody disorder by our presence In the Philippine Islands ; that the natives would continue to hate us , even if we gave them good government ; that they would be better off under a very bad government en tirely their own than a good one adminis tered In part by our own , and the only pos- slblo and logical course open to us Is to withdraw our forces and leave the peace able nnd law-abiding natives of the Philip pine Islands nt the mercy of Agulnaldo and his army , may be sincere In their convic tions , but by freely giving voice to thein they are encouraging the ambitious Taga log loader to prolong a hopeless struggle. The prolongation of this struggle is costing us millions of dollars and , what Is far worse , good , American blood. Let .history fix the responsibility for i't. "Thoso of us who bellevo that the flag should stay In the cast and that under its shadow wo should patiently teach to our new wards the lessons they must learn ere they can take a place in the great family of nations as n free and united people should stand shoulder to shoulder. There Is work for us to do. Let those scoff who will. The future of 10,000,000 human beings and the honor of a great nation are In our keeping nnd the eyes of the world are upon us. Let us not prove unfaithful to our trust. " FRAUDS IN LIQUOR TRADE Senate Committee Obtnlna Evidence of How the Government Loses Millions In Revenue. t : NEW YORK , Nov. 15. The senate com mittee on manufactures ; represented by Senator Mason of Illinois , resumed todny its investigation into the ndu'lterntlon of li quors. George B. SadlerftSltor of Bon- fort's Wlno and ' Spiri\a \ jlcMilcult was the vnSSFSr * . - * flist witness. - "I firmly believe , " he- said , "that of the Imported spirits which ard protected by a high duty cnoro of the spurious than the genuine is sold. " Mr. Sadler 'said the government loses at least $ G,000,000annually in the matter of spirits alone by dealers using imitation la bels. By spurious beer labels be thought the government loss exceeded $2,000,000 an nually. Koywuod C. Brown , a bottler of Imported ales , testified that ho had known of forty cases of fraudulent Imitations of labels. Mr. Brown and Mr. Sadler agreed that senate bill 4580 , If enacted , would have done much to rectify the evil. Dr. Francis Wyatt , consulting chemist to the National Brewing academy , said the use of starch-bearing cereals in the manu facture" of beer does not influence its qilal- Ity nor detract from Its purity. In im ported beers , Dr. Wyatt said , ho had found bi-sulpblto of lime , which he considered a better and moro wholesome preservative than sallcy acid. In Imported wines , Dr. Wyatt said , he had found great adultera tion. CAPTAIN OF THE IMERRIMAC Commniider of the Ilont Holmon Snilk IleturiiN to HIM Home at Lib erty , Mo. LIBERTY , 'Mo. , Nov. ' 15. Captain James M. Miller , U. S. N , , who commanded the Merrlmao before It was sunk by Hobson In Santiago harbor , arrived homo today and waa given a royal reception at William Jewell college , of which he Is a graduate. This Is Captain Miller's first visit home since war with Spain opened. After being wel comed by the college faculty Captain Miller delivered a short talk , which was received with much enthusiasm. Captain Miller is now in command of the Scandla and Is under orders to sail from San Francisco for Manila. SHOOTS FATHER AND SON South Carolina Mail noes GtiniilnK for Defamers lie anil n Itclntlve Also Wounded , COLUMBIA , S. C. , Nov. 1C , In a shooting affray which occurred in Marion county , near here , last night , John C. Sellers , a prominent farmer , was shot through the body nnd left arm nnd his son , Bon Sellers , was shot lu the abdomen. Both will die. J , D , Hazelden. member of the state board of liquor con trol , was slightly wounded In the leg and his brother-in-law , Dr. H. A. Edwards , was shot In the chest. The cause ot the trouble Is said to bo that Hazelden accused Sellers of writing defamatory articles concerning Hazclden's official and private life. TRAIN FALLSSIXTY FEET _ Three Trumps llelle\eil to Have lleeu Killed In Kreltflit Wreck nt Vista , Mo , KANSAS CITY , Nov. 15. A Star special from Vista , Mo. , says ; A through freight train on tbe St. Louis & San Francisco ralj- road fell sixty feet through a trestle near hero this morning. The engine got over eafely. Three tramps are believed to be burled In the wreck. The crew escaped In- Jury. The cars were completely demolished. The crash was distinctly beard five miles away , Godalr Iln > s Klulit Thoimunil Cattle. KANSAS CITY , Nov. 15-W. H. Godalr of Chicago and G. M. Casey of Clinton , Mo. , president of tbe Plnney-Askew C'attlo com- . have completed a deal Involving J125- any. which Godalr becomes owner of the "C. A. Bar" brand of cattle , numbering S.OOO head. Six thousand of thfcso cattle have already been driven across the coun try from Iloswtll. N. M , , to the Barlow ranch , near .Midland , Tex. , and the other 2,000 will be delivered In the spring , MERCER TO KEEP HANDS OFF Will Not Take a Hand In Appointment of Census Supervisor , SENATOR THURSTON WILL LOOK AFTER IT Washlimton Politician * Orently Per- turheil ( Her Itninrtn of the lllnc * of Senator llnywnril nn l It * UfTect on the Sennte. WASHINGTON , Nov. 15. ( Special Tele gram. ) Congressman Mercer , who returned Tuesday from Omaha , accompanied by Mrs. Mercer , said today that ho would not have anything to do with the appointment of n supervisor of census for the Second con gressional district ; that ho had called upon Director Merrlam nnd was Informed by him that Senator Thurston would have the ap pointment of supervisor ; that he had so In formed friends who are candidates for the place while In Omaha. This Is contradictory of what Senator Thurston told The Dee cor respondent , who said that he had placed a letter on file In the office asking only that he bo consulted ns to the person who would bo appointed. It Is not believed that cither Thurston or Mercer will have much difficulty In agreeing upon a man for the place when they can get together , which will not bo In nil probability until after congress con venes. Politicians nro considerably worked up over the report from Nebraska City nnd Omaha as to the serious Illness ot Senator Huyward. Fear Is expressed that howill not be able to bo present at the reorganiza tion ot the senate , although this will not bo attempted , In all probability , until nftcr the holiday recess. Should ho not survive his present attack there Is a general feeling that Governor Poyntcr will appoint Judge Allen to the place , which will cut down the republican majority considerably , and upon seme of the great questions which will present themselves for solution nt the com ing session every republican vote will bo needed. * Indian Audits. Secretary Hltchcok of the Interior depart ment has aroused itho antagonism of nearly every Indian agent In the country over bis recent ruling that agents cannot appoint their Individual clerks at reservations , but must bo certified by the Civil Service com mission. In President McKlnlcy's recent or der taking a number of places out of the operation of the civil service financial clerks in Indian reservations -were Included In the order as exempt from the civil service. Agents have ( held that chief clerks were financial clerks within the meaning of the president's order and they have gene ahead and appointed their personal representatives tochief clerkships. This matter has now been brought to the attention of Secretary Hitchcock , who has Issued an order put ting a stop to the whole business , to the Infinite disgust of the Indian agents. Ex- Secretary Bliss suggested this change to the president nnd It was upon his clear statement that agents had a right to liave near them their personal selection that in duced McKlnley to make the orders. If this order Is carried out It , will materially affort the agents in South IXakotj , . Nebraska and other western states and as "represented In letters to the department will work a hardship upon these Intrusted with the care of the Indians. An appeal , it Is understood , will , bo taken to the president should Hitch cock persist in his ruling. Oshorii'N Offer Deelliicd. O. M. Osborn of Howard , S. D. , who came here to offer the services of a battery for service In the Philippines , to be composed of ex-members of the South Dakota regi ment , has had no success at the War de partment and ho left for homo tonight. Mr. Osboin. was anxious to get service In the military arm of the government , but as It waa , refused he applied for a position In the civil branch. It Is not known what success the South Dakotan had with the lat ter request , but It Is understood the offi cials took the matter under advisement. Clifford A. Holt has been appointed car rier In the postoffleo at DCS Molnes , vice Jacob D. Swerel , removed. E. A. Schworm , carrier in the Ottumwa ( la. ) postoffice , has been promoted from third to second class and his salary Increased to $850. Immediately after Senator Thurston's mar riage to Miss Pearman they will go south onfca wedding journey , which will Include stops at Atlanta , Chattanooga , Savannah , New Orleans , Hot Springs nnd other famous southern winter resorts. They will occupy a special car of the Union Pacific which will reach Washington tomorrow. The following Nebraska postodlces have been assigned to the presidential class and the salaries of postmasters Increased as In dicated : Dluo Hill , $1,100 ; Gordon , S1.100 ; Hooper , $1,000 ; Laurel , $1,000. Iowa Alden , Aurella , Corwlth ; salaries of postmasters Increased to $1,000 each. n cor go Cross of Falrbury , postmaster at that place , Is in the city. GAGE OFFERS TO BUY BONDS Announces Ills HcndliicsH to I'lirclmae V2B.000.flOO nt Price Unotcd lit New York VcMterrtny. WASHINGTON , Nov. 15 , The secretary of the treasury today late made the following announcement of his readiness to bup $25- 000,000 5 per cent United States bonds of 1904 and 4s of 1907 , at the price nt which they were offered on the New York market yesterday. These figures are net and hold ers of the 4s will receive the accumulated Interest since October 1 , nnd holders of the 2s will receive Interest from November 1. At these prices the bonds would realize to tbo Investor .0224 per cent for the Cs and ,0218 for the 4s. "TREASURY DEPARTMENT , OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY , WASHINGTON , Nov. 15 , 1899. The Treasury department an nounces Its readiness to purchase any part or all of $25,000,000 In government bonds of tbe 4 per cent funded loan rf 1907 or the 5 per cent loan of 1904 at the prices belotv In dicated : "The 4 per cent loans of 1907 will ho re ceived nnd paid for at 112.75 net ; the 5j > ! : cents of 1904 will bo received and paid for at 111 net. "Bonds of either class , or mixed offerings of both , may bo presented at tbe subtrcas- urles In New York , Boston , Philadelphia , Baltimore , Cincinnati , Chicago , St , Louis , Now Orleans and San Francisco. "Tbo above proposal to hold good until tbo close of business on November 30 , or until the amount of $25,000,000 shall have been secured , If prior to that date , "L. J , OAGG , Secretary. " Arrest for l're > eiitJnji .tuiro LEXINGTON , Ky. . Nov. IS.-Tho llrul cube of violation of the election law ( it the recent election was on trial here today before United Btatcs Coinmlsloiier I Mil. The clnirKt ) IH against I'ollcemun Daniel Williams for preventlntf u negro from vet ing. If ho Is held tlio CUBO will c" before the federal court , It Is predicted that BPV- oral hundred more cases will bo Instituted aeuJnut citizens hero on similar diaries within the next two weeks. CONDITION OF THE WEATHER Porccnst Tor Nebraska Generally Fair : Vnrlnblo Wtnds. Temperature nt Omnttn yo ter layt llonr. Ie . Hour. v. . le . . * > n. in : il ) 1 p. in. > . . . . ( Ill II a. in : il > Si p. in.\ . . . . < ) l 7 n. in ! tl ( It p. in . . . . . I'll ' 8 n. in ; ir , -i p. in. . . . . . * KI it n , in : iu n p. in tit 10 n. 111 lit II p. in ll n n. in r > 2 r p. in no i- in , . . . r > s p. in n ? i > p. ni n i FIERCE FIRE IN SIOUX CITY Property Worth Over Half n Million Dollar * In IlchiK lonro ( > ed by the KlntitF * . SIOUX CITY , Nov. IB. ( Special Tclo- grnm. ) Fire broke out In the candy portion tion of Schenkberg & Co.'s , grocery Job bers , at 12:30 : which threatens destruction < o Its warehouse , containing a Stock of goods valued nt $200,000 , and Davidson llros. , de partment store , with n stock valued at $ ROO- 000 , nnd the largest In the middle west. At 1:30 : the llamcs burst through the roe of the Schcnkbcrg building and sparks _ fel on all the buildings of the business houses surrounding It. The fire department has a desperate fight on HH hands. There Is $1- 000,000 of property In danger. The fire la the worst that has occurred In this city for five years , when the Linseed Oil com pany's plant , valued at $500,000 , burned. The cause of the fire was fire left In ono of the fourteen furnaces In the candy fac tory. Seventy-five persons will bo thrown out of employment there. The Davidson Bros , store has not yet caught at 2 o'clock but Is a frame building and sparks are rain ing on it. STATUS OF CHEYENNE STRIKE Nntlonnl OlllccrM KmlorHC the Strike nml .Another Attempt nt a Settlement CHEYENNE , Wyo. , Nov. 15. ( Special Telegram. ) An announcement was made to day by the Union Pacific shop strikers that they had been advised by the grand lodge of machinists and the head officers of the Boilermakers' association that their strike had been sanctioned. It was stated also that the grand lodges of tbo two associations had notified the machinists nnd bollermakers working at other shops on the Union Pacific system not to work on engines for service on the Wyoming division. A committee of Cheyenne business men took hold of the strike matter today and tried to settle It , but their efforts have not met with much success. They met repre sentatives of the strikers and promised , If the men would go back to work , to take up the question of wages and hours with the railroad company and try to secure a satis factory adjustment and an equitable scale of wages. The strikers held meetings tonight to con- elder the proposition. It was rejected by the bollerraakers , who decided td continue the strike. The machinists are still discussing the question , with but little chance. , however , " of acceptance. A number of the strikers have drawn their time nnd have left , the city and others are preparing to leave. The shopa are running with about the same num ber of men that have been working since Wednesday last , the first day of the strike , and the repair work of the division is being kept up as usual. WHITEMAN IS MUCH WANTED ItcqiieRtx from Different Cities toew York 1'ollvc to Hold Suspected Svtlmllcr. NEW YORK , Nov. 16. Captain McCluskey of the detective bureau has received several requests from the police In different cities to hold Alonzo J. Whlteman , who was ar rested hero Monday night with three other men on suspicion of being engaged In a big swindling game. Chief of Police O'Mara of Plttsburg wired : "Hold Knox. Will send requisition papers next mall. " Chief Inspector AVatts of Boston tele graphed : "Hold Alonzo J. Whlteman on In dictments. " Chief Detective Colleran of Chicago also sent a dispatch saying : "Hold Whltemnn. Officer wlli leave for him tomorrow. " An other dispatch from Woonsocket , R. I. , asked that Edmunds and Thompson bo held. MINERS MAY ASK A SHARE ( iehcrnl Prosperity .Should AfTeet Them , They 'I'llIn ft , anil Cnu- fcreneen Are Ill-ported. COLUMBUS , O. , Nov. 15. A report was circulated hero today that a secret confer ence Is In session at the national headquar ters of the United Mine Workers of America at Indianapolis between the district presi dents of the organization in tbo competitive field. It Is understood that the miners feel that they are entitled to a share of the pros perity which Is now being enjoyed by the country and that an increase in the price of mining will bo asked , Nothing will bo done , however , without the full consent of the operators. FINE KANSAS CITY MERCHANT To Tent Constitutionality of nrnnrt- mciit Store LIMV I'uHNetl liy Last Missouri LeKlMlatnre. KANSAS CITY , Nov. 15. To test the conBtitutl9nallty of the department store law paesed by the lust legislature William S. Thaycr of the Emery-Blrd-Thaycr Dry Gooda company , arrested yesterday for violating that law , today submitted to a $100 fine In the criminal court here and took an appeal to the state supreme court. I'M ft i .Mills Close DIMVII. COLIJMIJUS , O. , Nov. 15. The Ilnydt-n chain mill IH closed down today nnd an in ventory IH being taken. Thin statement ulno applies to fifteen other largo mills. Such practically Includes nil between HI , Louts nnd PlttHburg , Tliu simultaneous taking of Inventories Is part of tbo pre liminary agreement looking to the forma tion of a combine , being done In cuch case by men from other mills , . Movements of Ournn Vessel * , \ov. 15 , At Naples Arrived Augusta Victoria , from Now York , for Ocnou. At Antwerp Arrived Nedcrland , from Philadelphia. At London Arrived Marquctto. from Now York.- At Hoston Arrived Ultonla , from Liver. : > ool. At Southampton Arrived Bt. Paul , from Ntw Yorlt. At Ilamburjf Arrived Jirazllln , from New York. Balled Bolcravla. for Haiti- more. At Cherbourg Salic' Knlscr Wllliclm dor firoxue , from Drc.vn nnd Southampton , for Now Tork. At IIonB Ko-g Ai Ivcd ( Previously ) Id- ztiml Mam , from Bnutlo. via Ynkohamu , At Queonstown Arrived Iiclecnlund , from Philadelphia , f' > r Liverpool , At New York SalUJ Ocfanlc , for Liver pool. ELY MAY GET THERE Possibility that Republican Candidate fur Regent is Elected , RUNS AWAY AHEAD OF RICH OF OMAHA Lincoln Popocr&tio Organ Prints Figures Showing a Victory for Elji GIVES HIM MAJORITY- THREE HUNDRED Vote Will Bo Very Close , WhiohoTer Way it May Bo Decided , OFFICIAL RETURNS NOT YET OPENED Xc n of the Fnlhlllty Tlmt Kly May lie tlic Cho en Onu CnnncH n. Variety of LINCOLN , Nov. 15. ( Special Telegram. ) From the returns received nt the secretary of state's ofllco and by the populist and re publican state central committees It ap pears that , there Is still a possibility that William 1) ) , Kly , the republican candidate for regent of the State university , Is elected by a small majority. > The Evening 1'ost , the local popocratiu organ , this evening announces that dupli cates of ofllclal returns from seventy-two counties give Ely u majority over Illch of. Omaha of 300 votes. This estimate does not Include the returns from Douglas county. Chairman Tcfft of the republican state central committee was unable to flguro a majority for Kly from the returns received , but ho said this evening that the vote would bo close nnd that the republican candidate might possibly win. An attache of the secretary of state's ofllcc said tonight that duplicates of ofllclal returns had been received from only thirty counties and not from seventy-two , as re- nortcdi Tbo announcement In the popocratlc organ that Ely was ahead created considerable ex citement in political circles this afternoon. The statement that the returns from sev enty-two counties gave Ely a majority was probably made through an error. Ofllclal returns from that many counties have been received at the secretary of Mute's office , but none , of them have been opened. The news that Mr. Ely might possibly have votes enough to elect him was received In Omaha with varied emotions , republicans generally rejoicing over the prospect of a possible victory , whtlo the fuslonlsts wcro In the dumps. Ely appears to have mndo a phenomenal run , getting a good many mora Yotes than McGllton , while ho ran away ahead of Rich nil over the state. It was estimated last night that Rich was about 4,000 votes ahead of Teeters In the preclncta thus far counted. In Douglas county the vote for regents was : Ely , 10,114 ; Mcdllton , 9,761 ; 'Rich. 0,174Teeters. , . 8.401. HAYWARD HOLDING HIS OWN \o lnr < lpiilnr ChniiKC In ! Vnoil In tlic Condition of the Stricken Nebraska Senator. NEBRASKA CITY. Nob. , Nov. 15. ( Spe cial Telegram. ) Senator Hayward's condi tion at 11 o'clock tonight shows no material change. The stricken senator appears to beholding holding his own. While the chances are against his recovery yet It Is still among the possibilities that he may got over the present attack. Dr. Bridges says that the conditions underlying the attack are Incur able , yet It will bo Impossible to tell for two or three days whether the present at tack will pass over and the patient get up again. If ho should continue to hold his own for forty-eight hours or BO It would be possible for him to recover from the present attack. The senator Is resting quietly tonight and these about the bcdsldu arc hopeful for the 'best. ' MRS. LOGAN IS PROSTRATED _ _ _ _ _ Only Greatest Cure Will nimble fJal- Iniit Mnjor'n Wife to Survive ; Her Ilercnvemeiit. YOUNGSTOWN , 0. , Nov. 15. Only the greatest care will enable Mrs , Major John A. Logan to survive her bereavement. She la using all her strength to bear up under her gieat loss. The family has been notified that tbo Sikh will leave Manila tomorrow for Son FranclHco with his body. Hundreds of telegrams of condolence have poured Into the desolate home. Among the senders were Former President Benjamin Harrison , Former Secretary of War II. A. Alger , Queeada , Cuban envoy nt Washington ; Governor Asa S. Bushnell of Ohio , Governor William A. Stone of Pennsylvania , David L , Kingsbury , recorder Loyal IsCglon , Minnesota sota/ announcing resolution of sympathy. It 'has been practically decided by tele phone between the widow nnd tbo mother of Major John A. Logan to bury his body at Youngstown In the Andrews mausoleum , Oak Hill cemetery. COURTSHIP AT LONG DISTANCE Miss Mary MiinKrnln Arrives at Inil. , to .Marry n Man She Ilnilevur Seen. MUNCIE , Ind. , Nov. 15 , Tonight there arrived hero directly from Dublin , Ire land , Miss Mary Mangraln , who will bo wedded to a man she saw for the first time when she stopped from the train hero yea- tcrday. He U Constable William Plume. Mr , Plume and the girl have can led on i courtship by mall , and oven the proposal of marriage nnd acceptance wcro made In : he enmo way. Not long ago Plume bent the gill a ticket for passage to America and she came last night. The brldo-to-bo is n sister of Plume's first wlfo , who died a few months ago. BIG STRIKE IS PROBABLE Other ClilmiKo WorUmen Heady to Aid Ioeked-0ilt Sheet Metal Worker * . CHICAGO , Nov. 16 , Chicago's labor war jrolto out afresh today as a result of tbo 'allure ' of the long promised conference bo- : ween special committees appointed by the sliding contractors' council und the Build- ng Trades council respectively. The representatives of the contractors wcro on band , but the labor committee did not put in on appearance. This piqued : ho contractors and It Is announced that at a meeting of the Builders' association called 'or tomorrow the gauntlet will be thrown .o the labor unlona.