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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871. OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 23, 1002-TEN PAGES. SINGLE COPY T1IIIEI2 CENTS. I ii 'r (. ft NATIONS ARE ANGRY ' Yanemala May Break with Graat Iritaii Iny Hour of Aiy Day. i ROW IS PROBABLY OVER GOOSE ISLAND Littl South imericaa DiipnUi Jahn Bnll'i Olaim to It. ; MAY BE RELYING ON UNCLE SAMUEL ' Londoair laspecti that Monr Dactrine Onti a Figura. ; WASHINGTON IS NOT YET INFORMED (Mate nrparlmrnl Hrrfltn n Hotlee of Strained notation, bnt Knows Hon to Account (or Any that Mar Exist. . LONDON. Sept. 22.-The Associated Press 'la In a poult Ion to announce that the diplo matic relation between Great Britain and Venezuela are on the verge of being ev ' ared. Any day, i.lmost any hour, may bring the t announcement that the British minister f at Caracas has been given hie passport, 'with, corresponding action toward the ; Venezuelan representative In London. The rauae of the crisis doe not seem to be confined to any particular Incident, l but conslt In various differences which culminated in Venezuela assuming such an angry attitude as to leave Downlug street fully Impressed with the belief that the Venezuelan government Intends to force natters to a crucial Issue. That a dlplo ) matte rupture would result In hostilities Is a contingency thus far scarcely contem ' plated. The present diplomatic relations are so ' strained that, to quote a responsible Brit lsh official, It would make really very little difference If the fact became public prop erty by tr absence of the diplomatic rep resentatives from Caracaa and London. Aa the Foreign Office Views It. The view of the Foreign office is that affairs have reached a stage where it Is Impossible to deal satisfactorily with Ven ezuela In any matter which may come up. In proof of this contention the Foreign office Instances tin report of the United States minister at Caracas, Herbert W. I)o wen, announcing that the Venezuelan Kuvenrment had protested against the Urlt leh flag being raised over Patos (or Goose Island) over which the Venezuelan govern "taont claimed aoverelgnty. Areord'.ng to the British government's understanding Patos island belongs to Great Britain Just aa much as Trinidad, and so far as known no question a to its ownership has ever arisen. Inhabitants of the island have been shot or otherwise endangered through the action of Venezuelans, whether government or revolutionary partisans is not known. For purposes of protection tha local West Indian -fcuthorltles-e rrtere the British flag prominently displayed on the Island, hence tha protest. ) An exceptionally prominent official aald to a representative of the Associated Press this evening: "Affairs in Venezuela are so hopelessly muddled that we can get nothing done. There Is no concealing the fact that the Veneseulan government ha made heated protcsta to our minister. The chief grievance appear to be the allega tion that the British government 1 aiding the revolutionary army. It is needless to say this Is perfectly baseless. We only wish the United States would take over the whole country and then perhaps we could get soma peace. Of all the disturbances of tha last decade tb present seems the worst. This, with the attitude of the pres ent government, makes us somewhat indif ferent as to what may take place. ' Relying on I'nclo Samuel. The Venezuelan appear inclined to be rather reckless, thanka, chiefly, to what I presume l the mistaken notion that Wash ington will protect them from the results of their own folly, however Inimical that itnay be to the lives and property of Brit ish subjects and those of other Europeans. As we understand Monroeism, Venezuela la quit mistaken in this matter, though apparently the impression has much So do with her present action." WASHINGTON, Sept. 22. No notice of a strain of tha dlplomatlo relations between Great Britain and Venezuela haa reached tha Department of State. If such is the caae, however, the department officials would have no hesitation in ascribing the .cans of the threatened rupture to the dispute which has been revived between the two countries over the ownerahip of Pator or Goose Island, lying in the Drag on's Mouth, between Trinidad and th Venezuelan coast. Minister Bowen last week Informed the department that the dltpute had taken an acute phase on account of the assertion of British sovereignty over the island, and aa he. at the same time, said Venezuela had protested against the hoisting of the British flag, it is not doubted that to this incident must be traced any more serious difficulty between the two countries. STEAMER ALMOST ENGULFED nawiugion nas Narrow Eaeapo from Sonfrlero While Ensnared In He palrlnar the Cable. 8T. THOMAS. D. W. I.. Sept. 22-Th eabi steamer Newlngton secured tha Rt Lucia and of the St. Vincent cable Sunday, four and a half miles from the Soufrlcre! and had just finished buoying It when there was a audden and violent eruption of the volcano. The steamer thereupon headed away from the land followed by denso clouds of smoke. It had a narrow escaoe and It is considered Inadvisable for It to engage in further operations there, esna daily as the cable waa found to be greatly mangled. Newlngton will proceed to St. Thomas for a cable to complete the repair of the St. Lucia-Grenada section. A violent eruption of the SoufrUrs waa eneerved Sunday night from 8t. Lucia. VISIT OF IOWA NOT WELCOME Brazilian newspaper Bitterly Cons Visit to that Country. RIO JANEIRO. Brazil. Sept. 12. The Correlo Da Manha. newspaper, complain of the United Statea battleship Iowa's visits la Brazilian watera. . It says the war ship 1 making survey of Rio Janeiro bay and observing the Btrategtcal point and taking photograph of the fort. Tho newspaper asks the government to stop Iowa' "prying." An ItoiuMi deputy, aignor uavottl, has arrived here and will confer with to minister of foreign affair to regard to the emigration of hla countrymen to Brazil, LITTLE OPPOSITION OFFERED Morns 'how Mlaht Resistance to Ad vance of American Forces toiler Captain I'er shins;. MANILA. Fept. 22 Up to Bur the force commanded by Captain Johr ""''it of the Fifteenth Infantry, operating . "it the Mores In the Island had met with fc. resistance In thu Macin country and hn captured seven forts, killing twenty-five and wounding twenty Moros. There were no American casualties. Captain Pershing's courier reached Brig adier General Samuel 8. Sumner at Camp Vlcara today. The captain reported that he first moved on Goanan, where the troops took three forts. They then pushed on ti Hayenbao and captured two forts. From there the column proceeded to Sanlr and captured two more forts. From Pantnin to Sanlr, In the country dominated by the sultans of Callx and Butlg and the two sultans of Macln, the column was frequently fired upon. Captain Pershing communicated with the Macln sultans, but they refused to recog nize the Americans and remained obstinate. When the courier departed, Captln Per shing had planned to attack Macln today. Macln Is situated a short march from Sanlr, where the troops rested. General Sumner baa forwarded additional rations to Captain Pershing, so ss to per mit him to keep in the field If Macin offers serious resistance. PIUS TRIAL IS RESUMED Attorney for Archbishop Rtordan of San Francisco Presents His Side of the Case. THE HAGUE. Sept. 22. On the reas sembling today of the International arbitra tion court. In the hearing of the claim of the United States against Mexico growing out of the Plus fund of California, Garrett McEnerny, the aleged adviser of Archbishop Rlordan of San Francisco, resumed his ad dress, which waa adjourned from Septem ber 17. He contended that the statutes of limita tion deprived the Jesuits of the control of the Plus fund after Spain, Mexico and the bishops of California had succeeded aa ad ministrators. The archbishop of California, designated aa administrator by Mexico In 1840, waa legally entitled to both the capital and Interest. The decision of the arbitra tion commission of 1896, condemning Mexico to pay, ought, Mr. McEnerny asserted, to be considered aa beyond appeal. Mr. Mclnerny concluded with Insisting on the Improtance of the court's decision on the future of arbitration. Lawyer Raisiou of Ban Francisco empha sized the same point He said the decision would be equivalent to a legal judgment. The court adjourned until tomorrow. Sen ator Stewart has left The Hague on his re turn to the United State. ROUMANIA TO BE DEFIANT London Henra that Persecution of Jews ts to Be Continued, Regard less of Consequences. 1 t ' - LONDON, Sept. St. In a dispatch from Vienna the correspondent of the Times says he fears there is little doubt that the Roumanians have resolved to accept the consequences of setting at defiance the signatory powera and the public opinion of the civilized world, and to continue the peraecutlons of the Jew in order to com pel them to seek asylum abroad. HABEAS CORPUS IS DENIED Judge Gannt Turns Down Petltlou of Aliened Boodlers of St. Louis. ST. LOUIS, Sept. 22. Word waa received from Jefferson City tonight that Judge Gannt of the state supreme court rendered his decision at 5 o'clock this afternoon on the petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed last week at Jefferson City to secure the release of former Delegates Schumacher, Helma, Tamblyn and Scbnettler, now in jail here on the charge of bribery and perjury. In hla decision Judge Gannt re manded the prisoner to the custody of the sheriff and refused to fix the amount of ball. Recently a fund to defray the expenses of prosecuting the boodle case by public subscription was started and Circuit At torney Folk today issued a atatement that 18,116 had so far been contributed. The grand jury met tbla afternoon for a brief in quiry into city lighting legislation, only two or three wltnessea having been summoned One of the witnesses was Henry Loven- haup, an electrician. Circuit Attorney Folk s winding up the details In connection with the approaching trials of Ed Butler, charged with attempted bribery, October 13 at Columbia, and R. M. Snyder, Indicted on a charge of bribery, next Monday in St. Loi'ls. Deputy .sheriffs today rearrested former Delegates Jerry J. Hannlgan. Ted Albright and Charles J. Denny on information filed by Mr. Folk to take the place of the bench warranta. -The three men gave renewed bonds In the sum of $30,000 each, two chargea being included In the Informations It developed today that a bodyguard has been appointed for John K. Murrell, ex- member of the houae of delegatea, who re urned from Mexico and turned state's evi dence, to protect him from possible harm at tha bands of anyone who may attack him on account of the revelations he ha made to the grand jury. NO ANSWER TO HAY'S NOTE None, However, Is Expected Excepting Mero Acknowledgment Through Diplomatic Bonrccs. WASHINGTON, Sept. 22. No answer haa yet been received from either Russia or Austria at the State department In re aponae to Secretary Hay's presentation touching the Roumanian Jews. Moreover, it may be said, that no answer 1 ex pected from any powers upon this subject beyond the formal atatement from the United States ambassador! and minister abroad that they have compiled with tho department's instruction to read tbf note to the foreign ministers, who have re turned acknowledgments of the same and promises of consideration. The reaaon for thla expectation lies in the fact that the department' function touching the Jewish question terminated, or at least were indirectly suspended, upon the presentation of Its Dote. Having called the attention of the signatory powera to the infraction by Roumanla of the treaty of Berlin, it now remains for the powers to decide what shall be done, if Indeed, anything is done. Consequently whatever correspondence follows on the subject of trealuunt of the Roumanian Jews probably will be ex changed directly between the power and in it lb United Butts will ba bo park MIEAN BOSSES TRANSIT Ifakei Calombiani Disarm Befora tiding Across Isthmus. MAY RAISE GREAT STORM OF PROTEST 'Ion Attaches at Washington Say nmander Has Started Gen How by His Action ' at Colon. WASHINGTON, Sept. 22. The Navy de partment is In receipt of the following cablegram from Commander McLean of tho cruiser Cincinnati: COLON, Sept. an, 1902 Secretary of the Navy, Washington: The United States guards and guarantees traffic and the line of transit. Today permitted the exchange of Columbian troops from PanHma to Colon, about l.ono men each way; the troops without arms, in train guarded by Ameri can naval force, In the same manner as other passengers; arms and ammunition In separate train guarded also by naval force In the same manner as other forces. Officials of the Colombian legation here predict that a storm of disapproval will arise In Colombia aa a result of Com mander McLean's action In disarming tha Colombian troops before their passage across the isthmus. It Is stated here that Colombia's agreement with the Panama rail road company apeclflcally provides for the transportation of Colombian soldiers by the railroad when occasion arises, and the com mander's action is regarded at the legation here as a direct infringement of Colombia's sovereignty over the Isthmus. Commander McLean, In having the troops transported In a separate train from their arms in acting as apparently In accordance with his construction of that part of Secre tary Moody's instructions, cabled on Satur day, which read: "Any transportation of government troops not In violation of treaty. and which would not endanger transit or provoke hostilities may not be objectlon- ble. The department must reiy on your judgment to decide such questions, aa con ditions may arise from day to day." What It May Mean. Naval officers nay the commander evl- ently believed tho transportation of the troops, rifles in hand and cartridge belts full, might "provoke hostilities," while en route across the isthmus. A belief which has grown so strong that it can no longer be disregarded la held In Central and South American diplomatic quarters here in re gard to this latest and in point of num bers almost unprecedented dispatch of naval force to the isthmus. This belief (and it should bo etatcd that tho impression pre vails in spfte of emphatic expressions of high officials of the United States govern ment to the contrary) la that the large naval force which has been sent to keep traffic open across the Isthmus will pre vent by Its very presence, the continuation of hostilities along the railroad on any ex tensive scale, and soon bring them to a halt altogether; that the force has been sent there in anticipation of an early signature of the Panama canal treaty, and that It will be kept there to maintain order and quiet along the strip front Panama to Cofon, which by the terms of the prospective treaty the United States is to control. Salascr Seen the End. The following Important dispatch was re ceived at the Colombian legation here to night from Governor Salazer of the De partment of Panama: PANAMA. SeDt. 22. Rebels have re treated to Agua Dulce. Railway traffic perfectly free. The Interior of Colombia completely pacified. Today additional re inforcements reached Colon from Barran- qullla. Rebels admit hopelessness of their cause. The legation officials assert that the re treat of the rebels to Agua Dulce marks practically the collapse of the rebellion. For a long time the only important revo lutionary movement, they say, has been in the Department of Panama. Agua Dulce la eight days' hard march from Panama. The large number of troops being concen trated in and around Panama and Colon, the legation representatives say, will fore stall the probability of any attack by the rebels, even should they rally their forces at Agua Dulce. The opinion is expressed at the legation that the latter either will be forced across the boundary line into Costa Rica, or they will be disarmed, or attempt to reach Corlnto, Nicaragua. A late dispatch received at the Navy department today from Commander Mc Lean of Cincinnati contained an encour aging report of the condition of affairs at the isthmus. It was to the effect that railway traffic now was perfectly free and was being conducted without any obstruc tlon. Report Herrern Retreating. PANAMA, Sept. 22. Government soldiers captured by General Herrera at Agua Dulce and who were compelled to join his army and who succeeded In escaping, arrived here today. They confirm the report that the whole revolutionary army has adandoned lta camp near Chorrera and Is retreating toward Agua Dulce. It Is reported that Herrera haa incorporated in his army all the guer rilla bands he can Induce to join him. The abandonment of the Chorrera camp, it Is claimed, dispels all fear of an interruption of traffic on the railroad line and render it Impossible for a battle to occur at Pan ama or Colon. Reinforcements of Colombian troopa con tinue to arrive on the Isthmus, which. It Is alleged, undoubtedly caused General Her rera'a retreat. Ready to Make Terms. BAN JOSE, Costa Rica. Sept. 22. General Vargaa-Santoe, chief of the Colombian revolutionary junta in New York City and one of the directors of the revolution, who removed here last month from New York, will remain In San Jose, having found the city strategically valuable for hla purposes. It is possible to communicate quickly with the revolutionists from here, and Gen eral Vargas-Santos will make use of these facilities of communication to direct the movements of the rebels. The general aays that when the isthmus falls Into the handa of the revolutionists, which he hopes will soon come about, he will then be ready and willing to make peace with the Colombian government, pro viding all interests in Colombia are repre sented and considered In the negotiations to this end. ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 22. Orders were received from the Navy department today Instructing the officials at tb naval acad emy to hold all the marine at this station In readlnesa to be aent to tha Isthmus of Panama. Artist' Murders av Broker. PARIS, Sept. 22. A sensation baa been caused in financial circles here by the pub llratlon of a dispatch from Etretat, near Havre, announcing that a Parisian artist named Syedon fired several shots today with a revolver at M. David, the well known Block bruksr of Fat Is. tabu was aaiking along the sea front with his wife. M. David died on the spot. Tha motive for the mux der is not known. NEW YORK'S STATE TICKET Republicans Put l' Odell, Sheldon, Wlckner and Coiuaa to Be F.lected This Fall. SARATOGA, N. Y., Sept. 22. The state republican convention will nominate the following ticket: For Governor B. B. Odell, Jr. For Lieutenant Governor George R. Sheldon of New York. For Secretary of State For Treasurer J. B. Wlckser of Erie. For Attorney General H. B. Coman of Madison. The republican party's state platform as drawn up for presentation by the commit tee on platform tomorrow will have the following recommendation on the various topics to be considered: v The Philippines The following out of the present policy of education with the adoption of free elections and the estab lishment of a government which shall cor respond to the government of the states of the union, but with the continuation of espionage and military control until the native forces of civilization are in full and easy control, together with free schools, liberty of conscience and religion and of thought and speech. Cuba A recognition of the obligations of good nelghborllness and exceptional advan tages for the sale of their products to the country. The Tariff The following out of the policy of protection to American Indus tries so long as the wages paid in foreign countries for the same kind of labor are lees than enough to maintain a working man's family in comfort. Protection to the home markets for home products on the ground that a revision of the tariff will not destroy the trusts. Trusts A recognition that while every business man and corporation will pursue a financial advantage as far aa It can be made to go, the republican party, while not discouraging such effort, will see that It is not carried to unlawful extremes. It will call attention to the Sherman act de signed to reach features of business com binations unlawful and Injurious and it will promise to apply such remedy for actual evils as will not interfere at the same time with the business development and prosperity of the country. National Administration A thorough and strong indorsement of the national ad ministration and an indorsement of the candidacy of Theodore Roosevelt, compli menting him upon progressive ideas, bis ardent patriotism and hla lofty integrity. PALMA ASKS TROOPS TO QUIT Cubans Went the United Sit-. Withdraw from Coaat Fortl cntlons. WASHINGTON, Sept. 22. The govern ment of the United States ts to be required to terminate the last vestige of Its au thority in Cuba. The War department haa been advised formally by the Department of State that President Estrada Palma has notified Minister Bquler that he desires the American troopa remaining in Cuba to be withdrawn: - The State, department does not undertake to pass on thla matter, but transmits It to Secretary Root, holding that the problem presented la merely a military one, involving the competency of the new Cuban government to take over and care for the coast defense now in the hands of the United States. It is for Sec retary Root to determine the question1 of fact, and he la expectid to base his con clusion on the opinion of United States military officers remaining in Cuba, though of course Minister Squler's opinion would be of weight. Secretary Root, while he has not come to any conclusion, has Indicated that the troopa might be withdrawn. It is a mat ter that may not be hastily decided and It may be discussed, with President Roosevelt while the secretary Is in the west. At present there are eight companies of coast artillery In Cuba, at Havana, there being the Twentieth, Twenty-second, Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth, at Santiago the Seven teenth and Nineteenth, and at Cienfuegoa the Eighteenth and Twenty-first. DIES WHEN ANOTHER WEDS Unnsnnl Canac Assigned for Death of Miss Mary Graner of Snlt ' Lake City. NEW YORK, Sept. 22. Further Investl gatlon into the death of Miss Mary Gruner satisfies the police that it was due to natural causes, though of a aomewhat pe culiar nature. Their theory ts that the young woman had received news that a love affair had ended unhappily for her and that in a violent fit of emotion ahe had burst a blood vessel. Miss Gruner had come from Salt Lake City quite recenty. The body of Miss Gruner, a dressmaker, 20 years old, waa found In her room in West Forty-eighth street this afternoon. The woman'a lower lip was badly swollen. The police thought the woman's death re quired investigation and detective were as signed to the case. Mis Gruner came to this city about ten days ago from Salt Lake City. In her room were dreases and jewelry to the value of about $1,000. Coroner Jackson, after a superficial ex amination of the body of ;he woman, said he thought It probable from the position of her body when found and the condition of her mouth and tongue that she had b?en strangled to death. On the mantel in the woman' room the coroner found a quantity of cigar ashes. There was also found a newspaper clipping announcing the mar riage of Fred T. McGulrln and Estelle Crystal at Colorado Springs. DRILLING NOW AT FORT RILEY Scena of Maneuvers Takes on Ani mated Aspect Under Direction of General Bates. JUNCTION CITY, Kan., Sept. 22. All the regular troopa to take part In the maneuvers are now In camp at Fort Riley and the various organizations separately have com menced practicing and drilling. General Batea and staff went over the grounds this morning where the impending ma neuvers are to take place. The engineer were at work today repairing and building roads and the sanitary condition of the camp waa greatly Improved. The wireless telegraphy outfit, balloons and automobile for the signal corps has not arrived, but will be here the latter part of the week and will be used during th maneuvers. Each day of this week will be devoted to drills and practice of problems to be solved In the construction engagements of two opposing forces. Arrangements have been made for the arrival of Secretary of War Root. Gen eral Lloyd Whvston arrived at the camp today and Colonel Wallace F. Randolph, chief of artillery, will arrive tha latter part of th week, SCRANTON TROOP IS CALLED OoTernar Stone Eaa ta litis t Shariff af Lackawanna County. MUCH TROUBLE IN THE STRIKE DISTRICT Connty Officer's Warning Falls to Stop Lawlessness thnt Intimidates Non unionists and Results In Damage to Property. HARRISBURO, Pa., Sept. 23. Governor Stone Issued an order shortly after mid night directing the Thirteenth regiment to report to General Gobln for duty in the strike region. The Thirteenth's headquar ters Is at Scranton and the regiment will be quartered In its armory In that city temporarily. This regiment consists of eleven companies and its strength is about 700. Governor Stone said tonight there was no truth in the report that he will shortly hold a conference In Philadelphia with representatives of the People's alliance and Senators Quay and Penrose relative to an extra session for the enactment of legisla tion to end tbe anthracite strike, or that he has the promise of a majority of the members of the legislature to pass a com pulsory arbitration measure. SCRANTON, Pa., Sept. 22. Sheriff Schadt of Lackawanna county tonight telegraphed Governor Stone to send troops to his as sistance. The sheriff had Just given to the news- raper men a proclamation announcing he would call troops If the lawlessness did not cease, when be received a series of telephone calls to quell disturbances up the valley. He found on Investigation that the situation was such that he could not cope with It and sent a call for troops. Adjutant General Stewart called the sheriff by telephone and had a long conference with him. The adjutant general suggested that a posse of members of the citizens' alliance be called upon for aaslstance. While the sheriff waa preparing to act on this suggestion he received more reports of violence up and down the valley and at once sent another urgent telegram to the governor calling for immediate assist ance. The worst of tonight's outbreaks oc curred at Archbald. A crowd of 200 strik ers, mostly foreigners, ransacked tbe quar ters occupied by the forty men employed at the Raymond washery of the Ontario & Western company, while the men were at work, and upon meeting with the men as they were returning drove them back to the refuse of the washery. The mob then returned to the colliery proper, drove out the engineers, firemen, pumpmen and guards and took possession of the breaker. The plant of the Crescent Electric Light company, which is supplied with steam from the breaker, had to shut down and the whole region around was left In dark ness. In the attack on the breaker two men were shot, one a striker, and the other workman. Their names or condition could not be learned. Chief Deputy Sheriff Miles McAndrew was attacked and shot at by a-mot at Oly phant. The steampipea of the Pennsylvania Coal company's colliery at Old Forge were blown up with dynamite tonight. Two colored cooks at the William A. Colliery were rescued by deputy sheriffs from a crowd that was threatening to lynch them. Sheriff's Preliminary Warning, Prior to his call for state troops to night Sheriff Schadt of Lackawanna county lasued a proclamation in which he aald In part: "I am Informed that since the miners' strike began numerous acts of violence. In timidation and terrorism have been and are still being committed in the county, hav ing for their object Intimidation of men who wish to work for the support of them selves and their families and the punish ment of those who are at work. Complaint has been made to me that these acta are committed In a covert way and It la Im possible for me and my deputies to fully prevent lawlessness in the county and to detect the offenders In the commission of it. "Now, therefore, I, Charles Schadt, sheriff of Lackawanna county, do requeat and order that all persons who shall be disposed In any manner to Intimidate and try to prevent by force any persons from exercising their right to work shall Imme diately desist and abstain therefrom. In case this proclamation shall not be effec tive and prevent all and any, acta of law lessness, It shall be my duty to call for such assistance as tbe proper officers of this commonwealth are required to give and the laws of the state are required to provide." Another day of Innumerable petty of fenses in all parte of the county moved the sheriff to issue hla proclamation. Military la led. . 8HENANDOAH. Pa., Sept. 22. Sheriff Beddall and half a dozen deputies arrived here thla morning and attempted to arrest the strikers, who have been taking tha coal from the mine breaches at the Glrard colliery. Tbe men resisted arrest and the sheriff appealed to General Gobln for aa alliance. Tbe general ordered the Second city troop to the scene to assist the sheriff in the discharge of his duties. .Meantime a mob of 5,000 people had gathered In the vicinity. With the protection which the presence of the troops afforded the sheriff's men arrested three coal pickers, but the rest succeeded in escaping. The prisoners were taken to the Pennsylvania railroad station, surrounded by troops and the mob hissing and jeering. , About the time they were passing General Gobln's headquar ters, the First battalion of the Twelfth regiment came dashing up the street. The battalion formed In company front and the crowd scattered. It waa the Intention to take tbe prisoners to the jail at Potts ville. but while they were at the atatlon the strike leaders procured ball for them and tbey were released. Kompers Says They Are Strong WASHINGTON, Sept. 22. President Gom pers of ths American Federation of Labor said today that tbe striking miners in the Pennsylvania coal fields were prepared to hold out for months. He aald the miners were disposed to make concessions, but the operators bad refuaed all overtures from them and that the men now "are not going to yield." "The strikers,"- he said, "are receiving all the aupplies they really need and can continue their fight indefinitely. The Fed eration will do all it can to aid them. One thing is certain, that the strikers will never yield on the basis of the dismember ment of tbelr union organization, which la all that baa raised them even ever so little above their desperate condition." Movements of Ocean Yeatels Sept. XI. At New York Arrived: Kensington, from Southampton, Mlnr.ehuha. Irora Lumlon; Lahn. from Oenoa: Giorgio, from Liver pool; Anchorta, from tlasicow. At Ant werp Arrived: Vaderland. from New York. At Na plea Bailed; Nord America, for CONDITION OF THE WEATHER Forecast for Nebraska Fair and. Warmer In the Western Portion, Clearing in South east Portion Tuesday; Wednesday Fair and Warmer. Temperature at Omaha Yeaterdayt Hnnr. Dear. Hnnr. Ileg. ft n. ni ..... . IKI 1 p. nt ti7 a. m l il p. nt i T n. m tut 3 p. m till ft a. m ..... . Il 4 p. m (is 9 n. ni tin R p. in tin 10 a. m tt H p. ni 7 11 n. m IT T p. nt till lil m. .. MT M p. ni tilt U p. nt tin OMAHA'S RF.D l.KTTKR DATES. September 4 Ak-Sur-Fen Street Fair opens. September 27 President Roosevelt HctIcws Klectrlral Pageant. October 1 Ak-Sar-Brn Daylight Pa rade. October 3-Ak-Sar-Brn Electrical Fa rad. October 3 Ak-Sar-Ben Royal Court Bull. October 4 Ak-Sar-Ben Street Fnlr cloaca. RAINS DAMAGE THE RAILROAD Track Washed Ont Near Trenton and Passenger Trains Are Delnyed. TRENTON, Neb., Sept. 22. (Special Tel egram.) Trenton and surrounding country has witnessed one of the heaviest and longest rainfalls ever known after an In terval of drouth of Several weeks dura tion. The precipitation Is reported from three to seven inches. Canyons and low places were full of running water, from a few inches to several feet deep. The Re publican river overflowed It banks, carry ing away the approach to the east bridge. Canyons and streams are reported from three to seven feet higher than was ever known. A little atream known as Elm Creek, about two miles west of town, waa swelled into a miniature river. Tbe water spread rapidly along the road, running over the grade and B. & M. track, washing out about seventy rails and ballast of the grade. Tbe engineer of No. 14 saw the condition of things in time to avert a wreck. The section men reached the eastern part of the washout on the trip out, but had to turn back on account of the high water. No. 6 waa tied up here, No. 14 was backed to Stratton, Nos. 6, 3 and 2 went over an other route. A special working crew put ui the night and forenoon putting tbe track in shape so tralna could pass over safely. It will be several days before the. track ta in as good ccsdltlon aa 11 was before the deluge. A few minor weak places were found and some washing done near bridges. COLORED PEOPLE GRATEFUL Bnptlsts nt Birmingham Praise Whites (or Their Generosity After Shlloli Church Disaster. BIRMINGHAM. Sept. 22. William Hick the negro Insurance agent with wham J. H. BalloUj . tho negro lawyer, engaged in an altorcation "which, it . is said, caused the disaster in Shlloh church, Friday, Is under arrest. After making bond, he said: "I do not feel responsible for the stampede or deaths of so miny Christian people, but how the courts will look at this will be a different matter aud.I will willingly abide by their verdict." An investigation of tbe cause of the dis aster will begin in the superior criminal court tomorrow. The National Negro Baptist convention held ita final session today. The conven tlon will meet a year hence in Philadelphia. Today was occupied chiefly with speeches on the growth and progress of the church All the speakers touched upon the panic of Friday night. In which over 100 lives were lost, and were loud In their praise of the manner in which the white citizens have come to the relief of the distressed. Rev. T. W. Walker, pastor of Sbtloh Bap tist church, reported that the dead were being burled as rapidly as possible. ELEPHANT G0ES0N RAMPAGE Breaks Away from Elks Carnival and Dashes Throngh Window of Private House. VINCENNES, Ind., Sept. 22. An ele phant on exhibition at the Elks carnival here went on a rampage last night and broke through a window at the home of Clarence Duncan, a candy manufacturer. With its trunk the elephant upset a bed on which Mrs. Duncan and two children were sleeping, and hurled one child across the room. The elephant then broke down the door of the house before It was subdued by Its keepers. Mrs. Duncan Is In a critical condition from fright. Tbe child waa badly bruised. MILLERS MEET TO ORGANIZE Employes of tho Grist Grinding Es tablishments Are in Convention In Minneapolis. MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 22. An Interna tlonal flour employes' convention began here today for the purpose of forming an aasocla tlon of those working in the grist mills of the United Statea and Canada. At tbe opening session a temporary organization was effected, with William McNalr as chair man and A. Kelllngton aa secretary. Both are local men. One of the objecta of tbe association probably will be to ask for a uniform scale of wagea and hours throughout the vartou milling cities of the country. ELECTRIC CAR JUMPS TRACK Dosen Passengers More or Less Hur in nn Accident Which Occurs at Akron, Ohio. AKRON, O., Sept. 22. An Akron, Kent and Ravenna electric car jumped the track In Kent early today and ran Into a tele phone pole. A dozen passengers were on the car, all of whom were more or less Injured The most seriously hurt were: Jacob Repbogle, Akron, cut about bead; S. K. Force, Akron, bruised and cut about body and head; Mlaa Lotta Kelnhle, arm broken; Miss Almee Heroff, Kent, bruised and cut. HANNAHAN FOR GRAND MASTER Former Vice Prrsldent Is Choaan by Locomotive Firemen to Sue reed F. P. Sargeat. CHATTANOOGA. Tenn., Sept. 25 John J. Hannahan was elected grand master of tbe Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen today to succeed F. P. Sargent, recently appointed commissioner of Immigration. Mr. Hannahan has been vice grand master of the brotherhood for th last evtaueu years. AMONG TUE VETERANS Rooaavalt 8pende Day with Bpaalsb War Oomradei Nw in Datroit MAKES ADDRESS AT THEIR REUNION a Htar it Thauaandi Pack Lug Light Oaard Armary. RSTWHILE VOLUNTEERS ENTHUSIASTIC Thar Cheer the Ooloael Uatil Ea Has to Order lilanca. CLARA BARTON HAS SEAT NEXT HIS General I'rell Gives "The Good Angel" the Place of Honor, to the De light of the Men In the Audience. DETROIT, Sept. 22. President Roose velt's two days' visit came to an end at the conclusion of a banquet tendered him in Light Guard armory by the SpaniBh war veterans, whose third annual reunion e attended this morning. It was a bril liant affair. Nearly 800 men sat at tables on the floor of tbe armory and tha galler ies were crowded to their utmost rapacity by brilliantly gowned women and their es corts. The armory was decorated In green nd white maple branchea and eloctrie lights were everywhere. When the presi dent rose to begin his address, which was the first of the evening, he received an ovation. sThe men on the floor stood up and cheered again and again, while the lapping of hands In the gallery was like he crackle of musketry. The president poke aa follows: To Ills Comrades. Mr. Mayor, Men and Women of Mlchlsan and Particularly You. My L'omrailea Who Volunteered In the War with Spain: 1 thank you for your greeting. The first en gagement I made this year was when I accepted the Invitation so kindly extended to me by the mayor of this city to speak on this occasion, for I felt that coming from him as it did and extended In such a way 1 could not refuse. The war with Spain, though from It such f;reut consequences have flowed, was In tself but a small war, and In the presence of the veterans of the Grand Army ail we can say la that we hope we of the younger Kfiierauon snowea a desire to come up to the standard set by our fathers, the men of 'til and '63. The war Itself was an easy one. The tasks left behind us. though glorious, have n hrl. You. tho men ot tr.G war and jour comnulus In arms, who lougnt in cuua and I'orto Rico and In the Philippines, won renown for ths ronntrv. added to Its moral grandeur and to its ma terial prosperity, but you also left dutiea to be done by those who came after you. In Porto Rico the duly has merelv heen administrative and It haa been so well done mat very little need be said about It. In the Philippines the problem waa one of extreme difficulty. But after three yer of bitter righting peace has been won by me vaiur vi our aomiers ana civil govern ment has been Introduced, so that tho Inlanders have greater opportunitlea for lite, opportunity and the pursuit of hap- Slnesa than they have ever enjoyed before tiring their recorded history. Filipinos' Prospects. Last week I ordered a taking of a cenau of the Islands, and two years hence, ac cording to the law of congress, the first step will be taken toward giving the peo ple a legislative assembly. No other Ori ental country In the possession of a foreign power, inaeen, no oriental country at all save Japan, has been given any auch meas ure of Belf-aovernment and personal free dom aa we have already given to the Fili pinos. one of the most Important recent meas ures has been the providing of a cable for the Philippines, this being necessary both from a commercial and from a military standpoint. With Cuba tha matter Is different. We pledged ourselves solemnly at the outbreak of the war with Spain to glva to Cuba Independence. The world at large aneered at the pledge and even some of our own people sconea at tne inougnt tnat we in tended to keep It. But we have kept It in good faith and with a keen regard for ine weirare or me i tinanw. we ala not turn Cuba loose to sink Into a welter of anarchy. We first administered the affairs of the Island until order nail been brought out of chaos, until the cities had been cleaned, the courts purltled, an educational system started anu a just ana emclent government Introduced. Then we turned the new republic over to the hands of those whom Its people had elected an Its serv ants, and bade) It Godspeed on its Journey. Must Still Befriend Cuba. But neither our duty to nor our Interests in the Island have come to an end with the establlahment of lta Independence. Ita Immediate proximity to the United Statea rendered ita well being of such Interest to us that we were forced to Interfere In lta Interest by force of arms. For the same reason Its future welfare csnnot but be a mutter of grave concern to us. We do not desire Cuba to stand toward anv other nation In the relation of Intimate friendship and alliance tnat we desire to see it adopt toward u. It must therefore be In a cer tain sense a part of our International politi cal system, and It accepted this position when It accepted the Piatt amendment. But It la out of place for us to expect that It will axsume auch a position toward us with regard to International politics with out at the same time nharlng somewhat In the benefits of our economic system. It was for thU reason that President MeKln ley urged and that I have since urged and shall continue to urge the need of estab lishing closer relatione with Cuba by reel- Froclty. We urge reciprocity because It Is or our Interest to control the Cuban mar ket, because we are bound to place the Cubans on a peculiar standing economically when they consent. In our Interests aa well as their own, to assume a peculiar statue Internationally and because It la fitting for a great and generous republic to stretch out a helping hand toward her feebler sister Just starting to tread the path of Independence. Without Parallel. The case stands by Itself and there can be no other like It, Porto Rico, Hawaii and the Philippines have relations of varying Intimacy to us and they have either been admitted within our economic system or have been given some of the benefits thereof. Cuba, though Independent, also stands In a peculiar ' position toward us and should receive In similar fashion a measure of benefit from and partial Inclu sion within our system. Tne questions that ordinarily concern us as of prime weight In a tariff matter do not come In here as of primary Importance. We cannot chooee what the articles are which Cuba shall export. Iouhtless very many of u would prefer for reasons connected with our own tariff policy that her Inhabitants were engaged in different Industries from which they as a matte, of f;ict now follow. Just as doubtless othors of our iwople would prefer that the market offered by Cuba was one for other thinaa than thos she demands but we ran neither determine the wants nor the productions of Cuba. o Harm In llaclproclty. I do not believe a particle of harm will come to any American Interest from the adoption of a reasonable measure of reci procity with Cuba. I am certain the adop tion of such a measure will be In the In terest of our people us a whole Above all, while fully recoKnlrlng the hlgh-mlndedness and sincerity of those of my associates, with whom on this point I differ. I yet feel most strongly that by every consideration of a generous and far-sighted public policy we, are bound lo prove to Cuba that our friendship with her In her struggle was for the material well being which must underlie healthy national development. This country haa never been called upon to meet a itIhIh In war or a crisis In peace to which it did not eventually prove equal and decade by decade Its power grow greater and the likelihood of lta meeting successfully any crisis becomes even mor-a.-urJ I prtarh the kosp-I of h.ijn-. men of til" west, who In thought embody the fospel of hope, of resolute and firm beHef n your powers aryt the destiny of this mighty republic, if "'va In th future nut la spirit wriiv ill git down anil i ! -J ir