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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED .JUNE 1J, 171.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MOUXIMi, NOVEMBER 11, 11102 TEN PAGES.
SlN(iLE COPY TH11EE CENTS.
CORNISU IS ACCUSED
MoLneui'i Lawyer S)i He Alone Eai
Motive for Knrdtr.
MAKES OUT DAMAGING CASE AGAINST HIM
Connect! Him with Suspicious CircumiUncei
Used Against Prisoner.
CLEVER CRIMINALS GET CLEVER LAWYERS
Cleverest Obtain District 'Attorney t
Defend Tbem Free,
OSBORNE LAUGHS AT THE DENUNCIATION
lri Coralah Cave tp All Evldeaee
klrk teald Coevlet Him If
ftallty and Otherwise Plaeed
HI Lit la Daager.
NEW TORK, Nov. 10. The fs'e of Ro
land B. Molineux will be determined to
morrow if tLe case goes to the Jury In the
afternoon, as at prnrat iMmi certain.
The court rn crowded to suffocation
ib'0 at the opening of today's session Mr.
Black rose to sum up for the defense.
After a brief defense of Molineux he
quickly passed to a scathing denunclndon
of Harry Corntsb, to whose iruilt and not
to that of Molineux, he declared, every
point In the rase pointed.
More than half of Mr. Black's address,
which occupied nearly four hours, was
devoted to as attempt to show that Cor
nlsh a art loos were not consistent with his
Innocence of the crime..
Mr. Osborne based bis argument for the
prosecution largely on the testimony of
the handwriting experta, which, be said,
conclusively showed Molineux to have been
(he writer of the poison package address
and of the other disputed exhibits.
An hour before the official time of open
ing the court a crowd of more than 1.004
thronged the corridors of the criminal
building and clamored for admission. A
special squad of policemen waa on duty and
the visitors were formed Into lines four
deep and compelled to abow their cards of
admission.
At least 70 per cent were women and
Kost of them had cards from the Jurors or
t orn the lawyers in the case, or from at
taches of the district attorney's office. As
a consequence before 1:30 every seat was
occupied, the reporters' tables were over
whelmed, chairs blocked the aisle and In
tLe paasageway between the Justice's
ciamber and the bench were about twenty
women.
Contrary to general expectations, the pro
ceedings did not open with the appeal of
ex-Govarnor Black for a dismissal of the
tharges against the act-used. That was the
scheduled program, but for some reason or
o'her a change was made and Assistant
Zrtstrlct Attorney Osborne called out: "Is
Mr. Eveal here?" A voice replied that be
as and at Mr. Osborne's Invitation Mr.
Eveal walked to the wltneaa chair.
Farther Teatlaaaay la Kse laded.
Ex-Governor Black protested that ' the
ease was closed 'ia -far aa the taking of
testimony was concerned, and the counsel
for tae defense and prosecution had a Song
whispered conference with Justice Lambert
a t th Insdvlsablllty of the testimony.
Eveal did not testify and that summing op
of counsel waa begun.
"It was a crime to murder Mrs. Adams."
declared Mr. Black, for the defense,
"but It would be no less a crime
to murder this man upon the evidence
In this case. Tou are asked to believe that
bo man can get cyaalde of mercury unless
he approaches It with a mask. and. in fact,
the prosecution asks you to believe that it
caa only be got in Newark. If you want It
you caa get it. It any of you want cyanide
cf mercury, get it when you go to lunch,
fir. If you have not time, I'll get you enough
to poison every man within the sound of
my voice and it shall not cost you more
than 35 cents "
Coming to the connection of Cornish with
the case. Mr. Black declared that he waa
not arguing for the punishment of anyone,
but he felt It hia duty to present tba whole
case to the Jury as he himself saw It.
"There was a crime and there was a mo
tive." he said, "aad the motive points to
Harry S. Cornish."
Mr. Black recited from the records the
atory of Cornish's divorce, hia meeting with
Mrs. Rogers, them separated from her hus
band, and her lata divorce.
Mrs. Adams, Mrs. Rogers' mother, waa a
good woman. Mr. Black said. "Do you
think she looked with complaisance oa the
conditions that prevailed ?
"There la motive, the great consuming
motive for crime la all things. The motive
Cornish had againat the llftj of Mrs. Adams
compared to the motive Molineux had
againat the life of Cornish waa as the vol
cano of Martinique to the lapping of waves
against the atatue of liberty la our own
harbor."
Mr, Black called attention to the evi
dence given that the purchaser of the bot
tle holder la which the poison was sent
aald he wanted the holder to match the
silver oa a woman's toilet table, and from
that he argued that the purchaser knew
tr-e pattern of Mrs. Rogers' silver. He
also revelwed th testimony of Koch, the
letter box man, who said the renter of th
private box wore a brown overcoat.
. Cornish denied while oa th stand that
he bad any overcoat that winter, but Mr,
Black read from the last trial to snow tnat
ha had on and that It was brown.
Teatlaausay mt Mr. Steakeas.
Cornish, who was la court, appeared to
be little concerned by Mr. Black's liite of
argument. Once or twice when hia name
waa mentioned he laughed a load.
Ex-Governor Black touched .I.ghtly oa
th testimony given by Mrs. Stspheaeon
aad argued that extraordinary as It ap
peared, and fantastic aa Mr. Osborne may
tail It. everything she said waa within th
bounds of possibility. Hs reminded the
ww that It me in th. n---...
ttoa and not to say questions from the
defease, that Mrs. Stephrnsoa partially
Identified Corulah as th man whom she
saw la the posiofflcs.
Proceeding. Mr. Black said: "Cornish took
that dirty little bottle, horns, but whea did
ks take ltr
He did sot take It home whea he got It.
He waited until he had arranged for five
men to Identify It In caa of need. Tou
sre aaked to aotlr that Cornish was will
lag to let his friend King take a doe of
the stuff. Of course, he waa. but whea ha
offered It to King the poisoa waa not ia ih
bromo bottle.
"Prof. Wltthaus told you the poison was
only at th tep of the bottle snd had not
permeated the other stuff below. Cor
nish got It home j t la time. He knew
Mrs. Adaavs was subject I headaches aad
twelvs hours after tke bromo reached the
(CeaUau4 ea Eevoad Pa.)
BALFCUR DISLIKES PREJUDICE
Kit Satlaae De.tr Puff, mmt
taa Only Keep It my Fair
Feeling.
LONDON. Nov. 10. The annual banquet
given by the lord mayor of London was
attended this evening by about l.noa per
sons. Among those present were mem
bers of the cabinet, foreign imbi -Tjl"
and city dignitaries. ?''.' '
Mr. Balfour, responding to a toasf.
ciarea ne Knew notning about tne u a ;
tastlc bargains" Invented by the press upon
the occasion of the visit of a "gr-at and
friendly sovereign to hia nearest relatives."
Emperor had no political motives In com- !
Ing to see King Edward.
Dealing with the situation in Somallland.
Mr. Balfour said that waterless wastes snd
fanatics were always difficult problems to
deal with, but that the Somaliland que -lion
was not of grave Importance In the
national existence except aa It brought
Into "high relief the friendly feelings of
Italy toward Great Britain."
The premier congratulated Lord Inns-
aowne on ine commercial treaty witn CTiina
... - . .
. . . . k .
ana the Japanese alliance. He said he be- ,
lieved that every great power In Europe
ws. not only desirous of peace, but firmly i
resolved that peace ahould be maintained, i
He deprecated International prejudices of
sny kind, especially the anti-English feel
ing on the continent over the Boer war,
as endangering the concert of Europe,
"which In the past has been a great in
strument of pesce. and which is destined
to play an even greater part In the prog
ress of the civilization of Christendom than
It has during the years recently elapsed."
Today for the first time In the history of
London the lord mayor's procession tra
versed the unfashionable thoroughfares of
Petticoat lane. In the heart of the ghetto,
in recognition of the Jewish ancestry of
Sir Marcus Samuel, the new lord mayor.
Jewish London especially celebrated the
event. The poorest Inhabitants of White I
Chspel and Hounds' Ditch were banqueted
st the expense of their wealthier . co-re-Ugionists.
The quaint annual progress of the rhirf
executive of the city through the streets
of the metropolis was probably more bril
liant than usual. Seven richly decorated
floats and fifteen bands representing crack
reg'aoents, together with the city officials,
and the London guild, made up a goodly
pageant.
A unique feature was a float representa
tive of the Anglo-Japanese alliance, sur
mounted by the arms of both countries and
surrounded by a guard of Japanese and
British blue iackets. The nroresBion left
the Guild ball at 11. traversed the principal
streets of the old city of London to the law
courts, where, according to custom, the lord
mayor was formally presented to the lord
chief justice and was sworn in.
GROW COTTONJNWEST AFRICA
if Present Experiments Saeeeed Great
Brltala Will Be ladesveaf eat
f Aaaerlea.
LIVERPOOL. Nov. 10. Sir Alfred Jones,
president of the Liverpool Chamber of
Commerce, has received reports regarding
cotton-growing- experiments la Wast Af
rica. He said:
We sent out 100 tana of American, see-1
ccast eoionie. i r. results nave oeen man
Hiiiimior. law i tw iubiuivu in umr.v
days and in quantity and quality were
quite equal to those of the parent stock.
Next season we shall send Egyptian seed
nd we hope for equally good results. The
only question is whether we can make the
natives work so as to put big plantations
or a commercial basis.
The native wages are 4 cents a day. but
I am personally afraid that a number of
yetirs will elapse before we can make the
st roast of Artlea a serious competitor
with the southern states. If we could trans
port the negro population of the southern
stales to the west coast there would be no
question of making Great Britain Inde
pendent or tne rest or tne worm tor raw
cotton. But I have had one experience with
American negro colonization ana 1 do not)...,. , ,:, , ..,., ...in
believe it is noe.lhle to secure American I Pe4l to tne supreme court for
negroes for the new cotton belt. We sre
sending 3ut Americans to teach the na
tives cotton growing and must wait to see
how the experiment turns out. The ques
tion of freight does not enter Into the prob
lem. The railroads and ateamshlps have
agreed to transport African cotton free.
SAGASTA CABINET TO QUIT
Aared F-reaaler Teaders Reslajaatloa f
All the Ministers Yaaar
Klae mt gpala.
MADRID. Nov. 10. Premier gagasta
today tendered to King Alfonso the resig
nation of the entire cabinet.
The king will decide tomorrow whether
he will accept the ministers' resignations.
Th Cortea will b Informed of th crisis
today and will suspend Its sittings until It
Is solved.
Should the king accord a continuance of
hia confidence Ml Premier Bagaata, the min
istry will be modified, and, probably, the
ministers of war, marine and justice will
bo sacrificed.
SEEK PEOPLE FOR CANADA
Eaala-ratla Osarlal Expert Oa Haw
dred Tkssissd Settler Seat
Tear.
LONDON". Nov. 10. The Canadian emigra
tion office ia London la preparing to branch
out on an extensive scsle wtth the view
of popularizing migration to the northwest.
The commissioner said today: "We ex
pect next year to place 100.000 emigrants
la western Canada, of which we shall prob
ably draw s third from the I'nlted States,
a third from the United Kingdom and a
thfrd from the rest of Europe."
REFUGEES GO TO
it iiaips
M m M 1
Revlatiaary Lerader 4r C aaapelled I
a Leave Hayll la Order to
aeear Safely.
T. 1&9. commuted the sentence to Impris-
PORT AU PRINCE. Nov. 10 General j "meal for life.
Juneau, th leading supporter of M, Flrmln. 1 The Prdon w" tranted on the recom
the exiled revolutionary leader, accom- ! mendation of the attorney general, who ex-
canted b elghty-thre nersona. who h.A
i sought, refuge in the consulates st
Gonaive. ha started for Jamaica oa board
the Cuban steamer Paloma.
NEARLY HUNDRED DIE AT SEA
British Br W reeked Three Klsgs
lalaad aad Maay Are
Droeraed.
MELBOURNE. Nov. 10--Th British
steamer EUcjamtta. bound from Sydney,
N. 8. W.. for Auckland, has been wrecked
oa Tore Klags island.
'Forty-one of those on board were saved
and aiaety-stx are missing.
Paltay Blgelew Hart
MUNICH. Bavaria. Nov. 10 Poultaey
Bigelow was thrown from his horse today
snd broke hi collarbone, while hunting
with th flUre mt the ga-Tisoa.
TALKS OF POSTAL SERVICE
Official Beport Urges Holidaja and Better
Pay for Staff.
RURAL CARRIERS TO PAY MONEY ORDERS
Receipts aad Sest Tear
MaT Mass Over task Waalaaaaa
Free Will 41a Be
It.
Red red.
WASHt.
port of the .
Nov. 10. The annual re-
.(-.tnf tnmnglrr pn- ,
eral urges thst. In view of the success of
the rural free delivery establishment and j
lis future necessities, the recommendation
for $12.53.80 for that purpose is reason- I
- ' i
able.
Th. .mount i. n in. rease of a lit-
tie more than 13.000.oo0 over the current
fiscal year.
To correct thi alleged Injustice of com
pelling a postmaster to pay part of his sal
ary for clerk hire, Mr. Wynne urges legls-
' " - ' " .
,llnn inlkirlilfii I ho nnatnfne to make
-- "-- ' . . I
al,ow"nC" fr c'erk bi ' I
po r" wh'n 1 ",1,,fc t,rfl !
e postmaster is unable to transact ,
Pt m nn as aa Kliatnaas
Z.u , ,7 ... " , "' . . , The general said to a reporter:
The advisability of erecting branch post- ...
. ... . . . . , When I left Manila everything was pro
offices in cities Is endorsed as economi- gTrftnlnn ,n a M,,ctorv manner.
cal. The establishment and extension of l could not be more pleased -with the situ
the pneumatic tube service will make It ! ation. Civilisation hns aTomp!tKhe. won-
.,. ders and the natives as- fast ren-ognn.ng
necessary to secure permsnent sites for th lnat,tutlonB f ,nH Bvemme,,t and
stations In large cities. I irteetlnar them with a more friendly spirit.
An effort has been made to equalize the f course, some of the provinces are unset-
, . . , , , - . . . . tied and we expect to meet with further
salaries of clerks In first and second class I . K1 .,.i . i ,. i
offices by the promotion of low-salaried I
but efficient clerks,
At the larger first J
class offices clerks are not now working)
in excess of eight hours a day, but it Is J
impracticable to give clerks in smaller
. . . . .. ., .
offices eight hours continuous service. An
effort Is being made to reduce their hours 1
to a fair basis.
"A plan Is proposed," the report continues.
"whereby In the larger cities sub-carriers I
shall receive at least $30 a month, and la
the smaller $25 a month. Sub-carriers can
not now count on a fixed Income. The
rural free delivery system hss become a
permanent feature of the service and re
ceipts have increased and conditions im
proved wherever It has been put In opera
tion." No deficiency, it Is said, will be cre
ated by this service. It will be left to
congress to say whether the establishment
of routes already laid out shall be has
tened and the installation of routes in
course of Investigation expedited. Add!
tlonal appropriations must be made for this
purpose.
It is recommended that congress make
provision for a leave of absence with full
pay for rural carriers not to exceed fifteen
days In a year.
Extension to rural carriers of power to
re.-elve and register letters have proved so
acceptable to public benefit that It la pro
aosed to further increase their usefulness
by adding an extension of the money order
system to rural routes. Rural carriers are
bow empowered to give receipts for money
orders. It Is Intended, after the 1st of Jan
nary to empower them also to pay such
orders at the residences of known patrons
of the routes.
The maximum fee for a money order la
l cents. It la reaosameaded that the max
imum be reduced to 25 cents, with propor
tionate reductions wherever the amount
exceeds t30.
REFUSES TO REVIEW THE CASE
Vera let mt Rallty la Bootless;!- Trial
la Lower Cssrt Is t
Btaad.
(From a Staff Correspondent.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 10 (Special Tele
gram.) An application for a writ of cer
tiorari requiring the circuit court of ap-
review and determination the cases of
Adam and John Foester against the United
Stales was today denied by the supreme
court. This esse was tried in Omaha May
T, 1900. the Foesters being charged with
illegally selling liquor to .certain Ponca
Indians. They were convicted, Adam being
sentenced to one year ia the Sioux Falls
penitentiary and John Foester to four
months In the Douglas county jail and each
fined S200. The court by its denial of the
writ says there is nothing for It to re
view. The supreme court by sn equally divided
tribunal today said that pink oleomargarine
was entirely within the provisions of the
state laws if said laws ao stipulated. In a
ease before the supreme court on review
from the state of New Hampshire relating
to the subject of pink oleomargarine the
supreme court divided, standing four and
four. Justice Holmes, recently appointed,
not sitting because of his non-confirmation
by the senate. The case came up to the
supreme court through an agent of Swift
and Company of Chicago, who questioned
the right of the state of New Hampshire to
Indicate that coloring matter should be
put In oleomargarine. The decision of the
court by reason of Its division sfflrmed the
supreme court of New Hampshire, which
held the act constitutional.
ONE TAKEN, EIGHTEEN LEFT
Prealdeat Pardeas Marderer, fcnt
Leaves Other Prisoners t
Serve Seateaeea.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 10 The president
today denied eighteen applications for par
don, granted three petiiions to restore
civil rights to men who have served out
nizance and granted one commutation of
sentence and one pardon.
The pardon was granted to Henry W.
Miller, who was convicted in Arkansas of
1 murder and on February 2. 1889. sentenced
J to be hanged. President Harrison on July
amined the papers aad conferred with
j former Attorney General Miller, who rec-
i ommended a full pardoa at the time Pres-
I ident Harrison granted the commutation.
REVISION MEANS FREE TRADE
Piatt Opposes Tinkering w Ilk TarlsT,
Saltan People D Hat
Waal It.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 10 Secretary Wil
son and Senator Piatt, who arrived at
Washlngtoa today, spent some time tonight
with the president prior to bis departure
for New Vork.
la the course of a brief comment on cur
rent events, senator Piatt observed that the
talk of tariff revision seemed to him like
aa effort t revive the free trade propa
ganda. It waa sot repabllcaa doctrine, he
said, and he did not think it would mot
the approval ol ih atari ca pcopl.
CHAFFEE IS MH0ME AGAIN
Kspreaaea Ceafldeaee la Fkillpplaes
Fatare If Saperstltlaa Caa
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. l. The trans
port Sumner srrlved In port this evening
from the Fhilipplnes. sfter a stormy and
perilous voyage. Shortly after leaving
Yokohama the vessel encountered a ty
phoon. Roots were smashed, portions of
the rigging carried away and during the
height of the storm a launch was torn from
its fastenings and struck Mrs. Chaffee's
state room with terrible force, the shock
prostrating that woman, who was 111 when
-dp wwrupu me vrs-i.
On board the transport were: General
Adna R. Chaffee and wife. Vice Governor
Wright of the Philippine commlesion and
Wright. General Chaffee's staff. Cap-
J lnasiey. weuiensnt Koy .
Carper. Major J. L. Phillips, Major Wil
liam H. Arthur. Judge James H. Blount of
the Philippine Insular government. Lieu
tenant Colonel James T. Kerr and wife
and a large number o officers' wives re-
turning home
lurulUR nuuie.
General Chaffee has been absent from
tht. country for over three years, during
which time duty called him to Cuba, to
Chin4
and beyond an oovatnl skirmish here and
there l look for no rtlfflriittts or dtst'irb-
Home r)f th(, former flKhtlng sultans, of
which there are a score, have become
peaceful. The greatest .Hffl.ulty we ex.
pprlence In the islands is overcoming the
rgenin and PUnerltlons of the people. It
t hard to overcome at once trait whirh
have been burn lu IIM aatn-ea for cen-
, .nrPa1 f rfcolera anH ether tie..
tllentlal dlseaes. Thev csnnot be made to
stiDmit to or to unoersiana tne mooern
methods of treatment, nor can they be
made to see the utility of an up-to-date
sanitarv system They will not submit to
ciuarantlne peacefully and frequently es
cape from bounds, spreading oisease. In
the city of Manila, a very good .system pre
vails and in coneeo.nence the health con
ditions are better t her-than they have ever
been in the history of the country.
Great hardship .prevsils In some of the
provinces where the natives are unable to
plant their rice cror on account of the.
loss of their farm animals, and I look for
much suffering In these provinces, but the
government has already taken steps to re
lieve the situation and It will not be long
before most of the needy will be looked
after.
TRAINMEN ARE TO STRIKE
Final Meeting Will Be Held Tsdsy
la Attempt t Make a
Settleaneat.
CHICAGO, Nv. ii. Cnlesa an agreement
la reached at the final meeting tomorrow
night of the Brotherhood of Railway Train
men and the managers ef train service of
the roads that have refused the demand of
the railway men an order will go forth for
the men to strike.
According to a' statement which wis
made today by Graad 'Master Hawley
of the Switchmen's Vnioa ef Nrth Amer
ica, there wilt be no stria of switchmen tit
Chicago. Officials of the-Brotherhood of
Railroad Trainmen, however, scout the Idea
that Mr. Hawley'a organization figures in
the situation and say the switchmen who
are members of their organization are
strong enough to enforce demands mado
by them upon the railroad companies en
tering Chicago.
It was learned today that the Chicago
Great Western, the Chicago Terminal
Transfer and the Chicago A Eastern Illinois
railroad companies had entered into agree
ments with the Switchmen's union by which
that organization accepts the Increase of
2M cents an hour for switchmen and SH
cents for foremen which has been offered
by the railroad managers. It was also The conditions of the Loomis fellowship
learned that the Illinois Central and Rock j in physics were broadened, with the con
Island railroad companies were negotiating , sent of the donor, by throwing it open to
with the Switohmen's union.
Grand Master Hawley of the Switch-
men's union declared his organization had
a membership of 1,700 in Chicago and as-
serted that the Brotherhood of Railroad
Trainmen could not call a strike of
switchmen if they so desired.
He said his organization had secured
sa Increase of 10 per cent In the north
west and that tne scale would be recog
nized by switchmen throughout the cous
try. He further declared that the demands
made by the brotherhood had been
prompted by Jealousy and could not bo
recognized.
JUDGE GIVES MASCAGNI BAIL
Com poser Immediately Saes for False
Imprisonment Against His
Managers.
BOSTON. Nov. 10. Pletro Mascagni, the
composer-conductor, who waa arrested on
Saturday on a mesne process In a suit
brought by his former managers, wss re
leased after a hearing In the superior court
today on $4,000 bonds which he furnished
himself.
Mascagni Immediately retaliated by suing
the Mlttenthals for $50,000 damages for
false arrest.
When Mascagni appeared before Judge
Braley his honor suggested that counsel
In the esse hold a conference and decide
upon some date when the full merits of the
controversy could be argued. In the mean
time he told the lawyers Mascagni was a
foreigner and a great composer and should
receive every courtesy from Americans.
To this end Judge Braley advised that
he be not held in this city under excessive
bail and suggested that by furnishing $4.00
Mascagni could continue bis tour.
The
lawyers agreed to this and the composer
at once put up the money.
Subsequently the suit against the Mit-
tenthal for $50,000 was Instituted and an
attarhment was served uoon the- The
suits will not be heard for some time.
ELECTION FRAUDS PROBED
St. Laals raad Jnry Hears f Dis
honest Polling Metkods la
tkat City.
ST. LOUIS. Nov. 10. The grand jury to
day began Investigating the alleged frauds
committed ia the election last Tuesday.
The addresses of witnesses summoned In
dicate that th investigation will Include
occurrences at the polling place of the
Ninth precinct of the Fourth ward, where
Marshall, republican, alleged that Totten,
democrat, placed a revolver la his pocket
aad then caused his arrest for carrying con
cealed weapons, and at the polling place
where George D. Reynold, republican can
didate for congress, waa given snly sight
votes lu ths returns and where the total
number of votes caat is declared to b
larg'tly la excess ef ts rtgUtsred voter a.
NEW YORK BRIDGE BURNS
Speotacnlar El tie Dei troy I Labor of Tears
in an Hoot.
FLAMES SPANNING RIVER ENDANGER CRAFT
Fire Rases Haadreds af Feet Above
iraad aad Readers Brtsade Fw
erless t Save ew Maakal-taa-Broklya
Strartare.
NEW TORK. Nov. 10 The new East
river bridge In process of construction be
tween New York and Brooklyn was dam
aged to at least the extent of $..AO.nflo by
the fire that raxed 255 feet In the air oq
the summit of the great steel tower In the
New Tork sld.
Owing to the enormous height of the
tower it was Impossible to reach the top
by any apparatus, and the flames after de
vouring all the woodwork seized the tim
ber falsework of the two foot-bridges sus
pended from the main cables, burning
away the supports until nearly a million
feet of blazing lumber fell with a mighty
splash snd hiss Into the s'ream.
The fall of the foot bridge carried away
scores of the lighter rsbles and guys, which
trailed In the water, rendering it necessary
for the police to stop all traffic up and
down the river. The Fall River steamer
Puritan and several craft had narrow es
capes while running the gauntlet of fiery
brands that fell in showers from the burn
ing bridge.
The fire started in a tool shed and spread
to the great timber framework. Within
five minutes after the discovery the whole
top of the tower wss in a blaze. Then
the foot bridges fell, carrying with them
many tons of bolts, rivets, nut and tools.
At thst moment the Brooklyn fireboat waa
just below th bridge and a heavy steel
beam fell on It, breaking its rudder and
sending it drifting, helpless, down the
stream. Sound steamers and all other up
river navigation waa stopped.
Daniel Brophy and his brother John of
Montreal. A. P. McBrlde and an unidenti
fied man were at work on the tower when
the fire started. While they were helping
the firemen to haul up the hose the frame
work on which they stood collapsed and
the two Brophys and the unidentified man
were hurled Into the river. McBrlde saved
himself by catching a piece of projecting
steelwork.
While the fire was at Its height a party
of firemen were cut off at the base of the
tower, where they were exposed to a tor
rent of brands and red-hot pieces of steel.
They were rescued after several had been
severely burned.
Brands from the tower set fire to the big
storehouse of the Pennsylvania Steel com
pany on the bridge. It waa entirely con
sumed and the content were hurled into
the river, together with two hoisting der
ricks on the pisiform. It Waa 11 o'clock
before the flames had devoured everything
combustible, leaving only the steel tower
and the four great eighteen and a half
Inch ateel cables stretching across the
river. These cables were recently com
pleted, save for the steel sheathing, and
it Is feared that they have been badly
damaged by the Intense heat. Should It
be necessary to replace then, (he labor of
two year wwrld be lost. - " " -'
YALE ENGAGES ENGLISHMAN
Makes Vrmt. Tkansa of Caas
kridge First Sllllsaaa
Leetsrer.
NEW HAVEN, Conn.. Nov. 10 The
meeting of the Tale University corporation
waa held late this afternoon.
Prof. J. J. Thomson of Cambridge unl-
rerslty. England, well known as a physicist,
was appointed the first SUliman lecturer.
This lectureship has an endowment of
, about $85,000.
j th competition of all students in physics
In the university whether graduates of Yale
or not, provided the have been studying
j pnysics in Yale for at least one year,
I The prudential committee chosen for the
i coming year consists of the following mem-
bera of the corporation: Rev. Charles Ray
Palmer and Theodore T. Munger of New
Haven. Rev. Dr. Cooper of New Britain.
Conn., Mr. Henry F. F. Dillock of New
York. Mr. Alfred L. Ripley of Boston and
Mr. Ell Whitney of New Haven.
The following degrees were voted to
members of last year's class who had their
diplomas withheld ia June because of some
scholarship deficiency which has since been
made good: Bachelor of arts. Clegg, Eas
ton. Cranberry. Hayt. Lyon. Packer, Rob
berts, Vanderbilt and Wheeler.
Bachelor of philosophy, Bartlett, Hill,
Jelke and Chille.
Mr. George C. McCurrdy waa appointed
curator of the anthropological collection in
the Peabody museum.
Prof. A. D. Hopkins was appointed spe
cial lecturer In entomolgy In Yale forest
school.
Governor Tsft of tbs Phillppins Islands
has notified the Yale university authori
ties that the brother-in-law of the solic
itor general of the Islands is enroute for
New Haven. He will enter the Yale law
school and be the first student from the
Islands to enter Yale.
FARMERS TO TRY MILLIONAIRE
Pstpoaed Trial f St. Lewis Maa
Renamed la the t oast at
I'slaakls, Mlssoarl.
COLUMBIA. Mo., Nov. 10. The postponed
trial of Colonel Ed Butler, the millionaire
politician of St. Louis, indicted on a charge
j f attempted bribery, la connection with
me aaopuon oi a cuy garoage contract.
I tk" UP tod"' I0 Jude
I Hockadsy.
A venire of forty men. thirty-two of
whom are fsrmers, have been summoned
from which to select the Jury.
Promptly after Judge Hockadsy convened
court the defense requested that an at
tachment be issued for Joseph L. Hornaby,
presideul uf the St. Louis city council.
The attachment was ordered.
The work of securing a Jury was then
proceeded with.
AIDS STEPMOTHER'S" SISTER
By Kills Maa Wka, Aaaeyed Her aad
Will Hav t Serve Flv
Year.
SALT LAKE CITY. Nov. 10. Roy Kalgn.
who killed Wiliard 8. Haynes. a well
known Chicago traveling man. waa sen
tenced today to five years In the peniten
tiary. Th murder occurred la the rotunda of
the Knutsford hotel oa November 28, 1901.
aad waa ths out coma of attentions paid by
Uayaea te a sister ef Kaign'a elrpmother.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecsst for 'ebrnka ahowers snd
Warmer Tuesday. Wednesday, Fair and
Cooler.
Tessaeratare at Omaka Vesterdavi
Har.
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a. aa
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lies. Hear. Pel.
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9 p. as 34
MAKES GOEBELJMURDER CLEAR
Caavleted Mia Give Fall Ktateaaeat
Jadsre. Wh Will Have
Case Reopeaed.
FRANKFORT. Ky.. Nov. 10 Henry
Toutsey. the Campbell county man con
victed of complicity In the murder of Wil
liam Ooebel. late governor of Kentucky,
snd now serving a life sentence, hss made
a statement concerning that affslr.
The statement, or confession, ss It Is
referred to generally here. It Is said, was
made to Judge James E. Cantrtll. who pre
sided at the trial.
One atorney for the prosecution has said
such a statement Is In existence and that
commonwealth's attorney. Franklin, evades
questions regarding it by referring the
questioner to Judge Cantrtll.
What the statement contains is known to
the prosecuting counsel in the Goebel con
spirscy cases and It will be kept from the
public pending corroboration by the par
ties named In Its detail.
The prosecution of the Investigation Into
the alleged conspiracy will be renewed with
vigor at the approaching January session
of the Franklin county grand jury and
more Indictments are expected at that
time.
INSURANCE MERGER PROBED
Pradeatlal Prealdeat Explains Action
la Bayla Fidelity Trast Cas
paay Stark.
NEW TORK. Nov. 10. The suit brought
by William Robothan and John Illingworih
of Newark to restrsln the merger of the
Prudential Life Insurance Company of
America and the Fidelity Trust company
came up today.
The president of the insurance company
said the policy of the company In Investing
In stock of the trust company was the re
sult of mature deliberation. The trust com
pany had regularly paid dividends oa lie
capital stock for five years preceding the
time of the first purchase and has con
tinuted to psy the same semi-annually.
He denied that a sum exceeding $5,000,
000 was to be paid out of the insurance
company's assets for th trust compsny
for the purpose of having it paid over to
the principal stockholders of the insur
ance company.
He also denied that the Insurance com
pany Intended to engage In banking and
aaid It proposed to limit Its operations In
the future as in the past to the business
of life Insurance.
LOCATE MISS BUSCH'S BROTHER
Is a Weltte-D Can tr-t lag Msius
la Baslneas at Haaesrk,
Mlcklgaa.
HOUGHTON, Mich.. Nov. 10. (Special
Telegrsm.) Carl Buscb. brother to Miss
Augusta Busch, who met such a tragic
death with Rev. William C. Rabe In the
study of the German Baptist church In
Omaha. November 5. has been located in
Hancock, Mich., after several days' diligent
search.
Busch is the only living relative In the
United States. He Is beside himself with
grief over his sister's death, but with a
brother's characteristic faith in his sister,
says he does not believe a word of the
scandal that has been printed In connec
tion with the affair. When he learned of
Miss Busch's desth he sent several hundred
dollars to defray the funeral expenses.
Busch Is 45 years of age. has a wife and
two children and is a well-to-do mason
contractor.
CUBANS DESIRECOCK FIGHTS
Say that tke Sport Is Xatloaal aad
tkat It Shaald Be Made
Legal.
HAVANA, Not. 10. A heavy rain Inter
fered with a public demonstration which
aemanded that cock fighting In Cuba be
made legal and the military order prohibit
ing It be rescinded. There were five bands
of music in the procession which marched
through the streets of Havana, but only
500 countrymen, on foot and on horseback,
turned out for the occasion.
Banners proclaiming cock fighting to b
the national sport of Cuba were much la
evidence. Several winning game cocks
were proudly exhibited In the procession.
The demonstrators were refused an audi
ence by President Palms, but presented
their petition to the senate. Other peti
tions In favor of the sport have been pre
sented to congress from all parts of the
Island.
SHOT EVICTING NEGROES
Whit Oil Fields Worker Woaaded
la Geaeral Flgkt with
Blacks.
BEAUMONT. Tex.. Nor. 10. In a general
fight in a section of ths oil fields known
as "Little Africa." Max Weyrlch ef San
Antonio was shot and seriously wounded.
Several whit men went to the negro set
tlement and ordered the blacks to leave,
charging them with being responsible for
low wago. The negroes refused and re
sented the visit. Some one fired a shot,
which was a signal for a general melee. Al
though many ahots were fired, Weyrlght
was the only one Injured. .
Movements af Oeeaa Vessels v. 1.
At New Tork Arrived Trave. from
Genoa. NaplM and Gibraltar. Sailed
Mnito j. f :t London.
At the Lizard Passed New York, for
Rotterdam; Finland, from New York, for
Antwerp.
At Liverpool Arrived Tuniaan. from
Montreal.
At ijenoa Arrived Karomania, from
New York, via Naples.
At Glasgow Arrived Laurentian, from
New York. Balled rUrdlnlan, for New
York.
At Cherbourg Arrived Kalaer Wllhelm
der Clrosae. from New York, via Plymouth,
for Bremen, and proceeded. Hailed Fried
rich der Gro te, from Bremen, for New
York.
At Plymouth Arrived Kaiser Wllhelm
der Groae, from New York. Sailed Graf
Wilder", from Hamburg, for New York.
At Havre Arrived La Gaacogne, from
New York.
At Gibraltar Arrived l.ahn. from New
York. 8aiietA!ler. from Genu and
Naples, for New York.
At Kohe rSailtil Hetades. from ' Hong
Kong. etc.. for Tacoma. via Yokohama
At St Mm haeta Paefted PalatU. from
1 Genoa and Napita, for New Yurs,
ALL CROPS DO WELL
Official EetimaV Show Immtne Yield
of Agricultural Product
CORN BEATS TEN-YEAR AVERAGE ALL OVER
Onlj Six Sutea Tall Bekw Mean Keturn
aid Tfcer but Eligb'jy.
POTATOES GO NEARLY HUNDRED BUSHELS
Yield Uearly Twenty-Fira Per Cent Mora
Than Usual
HAY, SUGAR, RICE AND FRUIT PROSPER
Bnekwheat aad Grape Alae Drsf
Fallare Aaywker la
tke Cosstry,
WASHINGTON. Nov. 10. The preliminary
estimate of the average yield per acre of
corn, as published in the monthly report of
the statistician of the Department of Agri
culture. is 26.8 bushels, as compared with
aa average yield of 117 bushels la IVi, ti l
bushels In 1900 and 1899, aad a ten year
average of 13.4 bushels. The average qual
ity is 10.7.
It Is estimated that about l. per cent
ef the crop of 1901 was still In the hands of
farmers on November 1, 190S, as compared
with 45 per cent of 10.
The following table shows, for all states
having 1,000.000 acres or upward under corn,
the preliminary estimates of average yield
per acr In bushels In 1902. with the final
estimate for 1901 and 1900 and the mean for
the last ten years:
W-Tr.
States.
Nebraska
Ir-wa
Hl'nols
Kansas
Mlseouri
Texas
Indiana
(orgta
I!.
.... J2 0
.... S O
.... w. 7
.... V4
.... 39 0
.... 1
.... .
.... re
.... 21.0
.... 27.0
.... S.0
.... 8.4
.... 14 J
.... 20.9
.... 11.5
.... 21
.... 10.7
.... 17. S
.... 26. a
.... 21.2
.... 33.8
.... S,2
.... 12 $
.... 28.1
1W.
14.1
rs o
21 4
7.8
lo. I
11
19 8
10.0
14 X
15 8
2 1
10
0
8 1
11 1
22.2
21.0
7.3
27.4
96 0
2K.3
13.7
14.5
1. Ave.
2.0
ns.e
37 0
11.0
2V0
18 0
18.0
10 0
2.
28
37.0
11.0
12 0
1 0
11 e
i o
7.0
!7.0
24.0
4.0
25.0
33.0
ir.o
36.0
23,0
V8
31.1
2.e
25 4
18.5
30 5
1 8
2.7
24 8
31.8
12
12
17.1
14 4
19 0
9 1
21.3
ai'.i
31.7
29.3
18.4
It) 8
80.7
Tennesxe
Kentucky
Ohio
Alabama
North Carolina.
Arkansas
Mississippi
Virginia
South Carolina .
South Dakota ..
Oklahoma
Wisconsin
Pennsylvania ...
Minnesota
Louisiana
Michigan
The general average of quality Is
per cent, as compared with 73.7 last
85.5 In 1900 and 87.1 In 1899.
year.
Barkwkeat ot Sa Gaod.
The preliminary estimate of the average
yield of buckwheat la 18.1 bushels, against
18.C bushels In 1901. 1S.0 bushels In 1900 and
a ten-year average of 17.2 bushsls. Of seven
states having 20.000 acrea or upwarda. In
cluding New York and Pennsylvania, which
together contain about three-fourtha of the
entire crop, five report a yield per acr In
excess of their respective ten-year averages.-
Ths geaeral, average aa to quality Is
S8.1 per cent,' against 93.1 per Ceo last
year and 90.1 per cent In 1900.
Potatoes Da WelL
The preliminary estimate of potatoes
gives 90.4 bushels, againat 65.5 In 1901. SO 8
In 1900 and a ten-year average of 75.9.
Of the states having 100,000 acres or up
ward under potatoes, all except New York
and Michigan, report a yield considerably
above their ten-year averages. The aver
age as to quality Is 90.4 per cent, as com
pared with 78.4 per cent In November last
and (8.1 per cent in November, 1900.
Of the eleven principal aweet potato
producing states six, including Georgia and
South Carolina, report average yields in
excess of their ten-year averages and five,
including North Carolina and Alabama,
yields below auch averages.
Hay Almost Breaks Record.
The preliminary estimate of hay Is Lil
tons, against 1.28 In 1901 and 100 and a
ten-year average of 1.29 tons. The present
yield is, with the exception pf 1898, ths
highest ever reported by the Department
of Agriculture and each of the slsven prin
cipal hay-producing stats reports an aver
age in excess of. that of last year and also
of ths ten-year average. The average as
to quality Is 87.7 per cent, against ILS In
November last and 19.7 In Novembsr, 1900.
All the ten principal tobacco state, ex
cept . Pennsylvania, report average yielda
per, acre of tobacco la excess of their ten
year averages. The quality of tha crop is
fair.
Ths apple and pear crops are consider
ably above the ten-year average and the
grape crop Is slightly below.
Ths estimated production of augsr cans
la percentages of a full crop is as follows:
North Carolina, and Texas. S3.
Georgia. 84.
Loutslana, 82.
South Carolina, 78.
Florida, 7i
Mississippi, 71.
Alabama, 87.
Ths estimated averags pield per acre
of rough rice in bushels Is:
Louisiana, 2S.s.
North Carolina, 11. 8.
South Carolina, 23.1.
Georgia, JL
Florida, 27.
Alabama, 21.2.
Mlaslaalppl, 10 4.
Texa, J.i.
AGREE TO A STIPULATION
Beth Sides Glvea Foals' Matha ta
Collect Evldeaee la Chi
cago Carnal Caa.
WASHINGTON, Not. 10. Ia th United
States supreme court today a stipulation
for th taking of testimony waa presented
la tbs ess of th Stats of Missouri
against the State of Illinois, Involving the
right of tbs Chicago Dralnags canal to
discbarge Its waters In the Mississippi
rlvsr.
This stipulation was signed by the attor
neys representing both stsLes and It pro
vides for ths appointment of a commis
sioner to gather the evidence. Frank 8.
Bright of the Washington bar, aoa of
former Sergeant-at-Arma Bright of the
United States sensts, was appointed by
tha stipulation aa commissioner, and It is
agreed thst the taking of testimony shall
begin on December 1 next.
The plaintiff la to have four months for
the presentation of lu eass and ths ds
fenss four months la which to maks reply.
After this each aids la to be glvea tftsea
daya for rebuttal aad surrebuttaL
The announcement of thla agreement waa
mads by James Todd, represeatlag the
sanitary district of Chicago, and was con
curred ia by Attorney General Hamlin of
Illinois and C. W. Bates, representing th
attoraey general of Missouri. Mr. Tdd
also withdrew the motion tor th dismissal
ef th case for lark of prosecution, which
had been previously tote red.

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