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i: ESTABLISHED JUNE 10, 1871. OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MOKXIMi,. NOVEMBER 12, 1002 TEN PAGES. SINGLE COPY TH HE U CENTS. BAER MAKES REPLY jCalls Miners' Demands Presented to Com mission All Unreasonable. IGNORES MITCHELL'S OFFICIAL STANDING i ' Refers, to Union President Merely as an i Individual. REFUSES HIGHER PAY AND LOWER HOURS " "" " Deolares Their Eeqnests to be Both Ar i fcltrary and Unjust. iCLAIMS UNION INCREASES COST OF MINING MOoTers to Consider any Future Ori laatlon Solely of Anthracite Work rs, Demanding That Present Combination be Ignored. WASHINGTON. Nov. 11 The reoly of Deorge F. Baer. prealdent of the Philadel phia ft Raediing Coal company, to the charge of John Mitchell, prealdent of the United Mine Workera, which baa been pre sented to the Anthracite Coal 8trlke com mission, was today given to the public. Mr. Baer makes no reference to Mr. Mitchell aa the president of the mlnera' or ganization, but refers to him simply aa an Individual. Taking up the specifications In Mr. Mitchell's charges, striatum, Mr. Baer first admits that his company owns thlrty-aeven collieries and that before the strike It em ployed 26.589 people. Following la a brief summary of the response to Mr. Mitchell's other specifications: Second The demand for 20 per cent' In crease In wages on piecework Is denounced s "'arbitrary, unreasonable and unjust." The company contends that after making 11 necessary allowance for different condi tions that the rate of wagea paid for the mining of anthracite coal Is aa high aa that paid tn the bituminous coal fields. Third The company denies that the pres ent scale of wagea la lower than that paid In other occupations In the same locality and controlled by like conditions. Fourth and Fifth Mr. Baer denlea tht the earnlnga of the anthracite workers sre less than average earnlnga for other occu pations requiring skill snd training and also the charge that the earnings are Insufficient because of the dangerous character of work In the anthracite mines. Sixth The company avers that whilst the ipeciflcatlon Is too general for specific an swer. It is true that the anthracite coal reglona sre among the most prosperous In the United States; that employes of tem perate and economic ' habits have aaved money and Invested their savings In houses, building nssoctatloos snd other property, and that deposits in savings, state and na tional banks aggregating millions of dollars have been made by such employes; the Mtandard of living. Is equal to that' of the average American workmen, that the towns find cities sre better than any mining towna In the bituminous coal fields of the United States. The company denies the Increased cost of living has made It Impossible to maintain a fair stsndard of life upon tho basla of the present wagea or from secur ing any benefit from Incressed prosperity, tind that the condition of the workmen Is poorer on account of It. The company further denies that "the Children of the anthracite mine workers ere prematurely forced Into the breakers nd mills lnstcsd of being supported and edursted upon the earnings of their par ents because of low wages, or that such cages sre below the fair and just earnings cf mine workers In this Industry." It avers that the state ot Pennsylvania Crakes Urge annual appropriations to cchools snd the school districts levy local iaxes for school purposes; that textbooks are supplied from public funds and that the '.Jaws provide for oompulaory attendance at public schools. The means ot education provided by the . state sre not fully utilized because of the Aiallure of the school boards to force com 'fulsory attendance, but the wagea paid are ample to Insure a good common school ed 'ticatloa for all children in the coal regions ioeairlng to attend school. No boys srs employed In snd sbout the rtnines snd breakers In violation of the .Statutes fixing the sges ot employment: In addition to provisions for educstlon, ample hospitals for thu care ot the sick snd Injured are maintained In the anthracite region. ' The, company avers tbst there Is not any where else In the world a mining region where the workmen hsvs so many com forts, facilities for educstlon, general ad vantages and such profitable employment. Strike Coat Money. Seventh Tha company pronounces ss un just and unequitable the demand tor a re duction of 20 per cent in hours of Isbor "without a reduction of esrnlngs for Urn employes snd this demsnd Is pronounced Impracticable. In this connection the fol lowing statement is made:, ' Because of tha Injury to the mines by the strike of the United Mine Workers, the cost of producing coal has been greatly increased and a temporary advance In price mas made by this company, but It will be Impracticable to continue audi Increase !When milting operations become normal. Eighth Mr. Baer ssys that his company fcat no disagreement with sny of Its em ployes about the weighing of coal, be cause the quantity Is usually determined by measurement, snd not by weight. Ninth "Replying to the fourth demsnd made by Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Bser ssys since , the sdvent of the United Mine Workers' retaliation into the anthracite fields, busi ness conditions there hsvs been Intolerable; that the output ot tha mines hss decreased that discipline baa been deatroyed, that Strikes bavs bees ot almost dally occur rence; that men have worked when and as they pleased, and that the coat of min ing has beeu greatly iucreaaed. He also tskes the position that the juris, diction of the commission la limited to the conditions named by the coal company presidents, which excludes ths United Mine .Workers from sny recognition la ths pro ceedings. Hs says, however, that "when a labor organisation limited to anthracite mine workers Is created which shall obey the law, respect tha right ot every man to work snd honestly co-operat with employ rs, trade agreements may become prao ti cable." Carroll D. Wright of the Anthracite Coal Commission hss received the replies of the Six slgnstory psrtles representing tbs ccl operators to John Mitchell's statement. The rest of the replies will be sent to Mr. Mitchell snd made public tomorrow. HAZLETON. Pa., Nov. U.-rThe trouble at the Sllverbrook colliery of Y. 8. Wents k Co., where the men refused to return to (Continued on Secuai rat . FINNS ARE EATING BARK NOW Famine Inrrraara Agitation A(nl Rmlt'i Attempt to Abrogate (OBnlllnllnii, HELINOSF'nRS, Finland, Finland? ' -rstlcss an Russlsnitls. -res of Nor. 11 Th a result of the the St. Peters- burg govern ft, "'-restralnt la begln- ning to yield to., . vtness to tolerate sets of violence. ' ft -Tlous Indica tion Is s tendency tows. between the Flnlanders snd Russiu. ionlsls. It Is believed the sltered '. -t the people Is partly due to the terN , famine which Is worse than any since 18s?, when 100,000 people died of disease snd starva tion. The crops failed to ripen. The grain, cut green, makes miserable, unhealthy bread. In placea bread la being baked of bark. The institution ot the policy emanating from St. Petersburg, which Is slowly kill ing Finnish autonomy, is, however, the main feature. Many local officials are re fusing to carry out orders issued by Rus sians, which they claim to be unconstitu tional. It Is perfectly understood that the Rus slsns will have their wsy in the end, but In the meanwhile no opportunity will be lost to render them ridiculous or to create difficulties for them. The great problem In what to do with the 14,000 young men who refuse compliance with the military laws. Their number Is their strength. The government would like to proceed against the federated classes only, but they have almost to a man gone to Oermany, Sweden or England. PRETENDER BADLY DEFEATED Followers Are Routed by Saltan' Soldiers and the Leader II lm self Barely Kara pes. LONDON, Nov. 11. The pretender to the throne, with a large following, attacked the Moroccan army at daybreak on Novem ber 3, says a dispatch from Fez. The Invaders penetrated the camp, but the sultan's troops rallied and drove off the rebels, whom they pursued, Inflicting much loss. The pretender, with some of his follow ers, took refuge. In a native castle, which the troops attacked, captured and burned on November 4. Many rebels were killed or taken prisoners, but the pretender es caped. The prenteder's former followers sre now said to be searching for him. His prestige is alleged to have vanished, ss he promised miraculous Intervention and the complete annihilation of the sultan's troops. The foregoing does not mean thnt the Berber rebellion has been crushed, but only that a local rising near Tesa, three daya journey east of Fes, has been put down. In that district a pretender claimed the throne as the elder brother of the sultsn. He was formerly an ordinary sol dier. TRUSTS MAY GIVE UP PROPERTY French I.ectarer Looks far America Thua to. Realise So clallem. PARIS. Nov. 11. Prof. Leopold Mabllleau ot the College of France delivered a lecture at the Muse soclsl this evening on the United States and socialism. He described the extraordinary vitality and wealth of the United States and cited Mr. Carnegie's maxim, thst to die rich was to die dishonored. He then argued that while the distribution of land and other wealth bad up to the present prevented so cialistic ldess penetrstlng deeply. It was not Impossible that the multl-mllllonalrcs of America would place their vast estab lishments In the hands of their employes and thereby realize the best form of so cialism. BOERS AGAIN ASK FOR HELP Apply to Chamberlain to Assist Snt ferera From Lata War. LONDON, Nov. 11. Generals Botha and Delnrey had a private Interview today with Colonial Secretary Chamberlain at the lat ter's office. General Botha presented a written state ment of the general's case for the better ment ot the Boers under the peace settle ment and explained their proposals ver bally. He expressed the hope thst Mr. Chamber lain In the course of his visit to South Africa would Inquire fully Into the Boers grlevsnces. The colonial secretary prom ised to give the matter his sttention. FRENCH MINERS RESUME WORK Spite of Resolution!., Strike Ends With Arbitrators' De cision. PARIS, Nov. 11. At a council of minis ters todsy M. Combes communicated tha contents of dlspstches from the strike re glons, showing that the movement to re sums wora wnicn negan yesterday was greatly accentuated today. At some plsces, such ss Brusy, work has been entirely resumed snd M. Combes gave his colleagues to understand that ths movement on the part of the mlnera to take up their work would aoon extend to the Department Du Nord and other dl trlcta. SAYS PEASANTS HATE KAISER Davarlaa Orator Curses Dsr William Landed tn England to Sea His Incle. BERLIN, Nov. 11. Upon the occsslon of a recent congress st Wurtburg of the Bav arian Peasants' league Hcrr Mcmmlpger declared Emperor William to be the best hated man In the empire and aald be could no longer reckon upon the support ot tho peasantry If he persisted In his Anglophile policy. The apesker sdded: "We curse ths day ths emperor Isnded In England." Upon hesrlng this Dr. Hshn, msnsger of ths Agrarian league, left ths building. ' SEVENTY SEAMEN ARE SAVED Beat and Rafts From Wrecked Ellngamlte are Picked l. WELLINGTON, N. Z.. Nov. 11. Ths stesmer Zealandla has picked up ons boat and two rafts from the British steamer Elingamlte, carrying seventy persons. Three hosts sre still missing. Straiten Case Still Halts. COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo.. Nov. 11 The titration case was today postponed un til LtovtMBber U. I1ER1UCK TALKS TO BANKERS President of American Association Icfers to Morgan as Prodigj. RIDGLEY INDICATES DANGERS TO NATION Country la 'lrlng to Da Too Much and lnst Allow tirrater Sole luanri to Stave Off Depression. NEW ORLEANS. Nov. 11. The Amcrlcnn Bankers' association began Its annual meeting here today in Tulane hall. After a prayer by Rev. Dr. Beverley Warner ad dresses of welcome were made by Acting Mayor William Mehlc, City Attorney Samuel L. Gllmore, on behalf of the city; Prof. W. C. Stubbs, on behalf of Oovernor Heard, and R. M. Walmsley of the Clearing House association, on behalf of the local bankers. President Herrtck replied to the wel comes and delivered his annual address. He said in part: American democracy In Its Imperial progress has found Its power Hnd sure sup port In the confidence and good will of a mighty nation emphaslzi-d In Its banker. Its trade conquests, Its financial gains, in ternational prestige and its world-sweeping plann are personllled, fur the average oli nerver, here and abroad, in the masterly gentleman who presides In his unpre tentious banking house ut the corner of Willi street and ttroad. The, banker ion of a banker Is a prodigy In the eyes of scort s of millions In the civilized world. Me stands before the world as tho embodiment of all that Is over whelming, magical and epoch-making, in recent American commercial growth and life. He 1 looked upon as the Incarnation of the power of money, the climax of mili tant wealth and American lust of commer cial and Industrial dominion. Yet Mr. Morgan Is not even Incorporated. Banking, In ihis most potent and por tentlous form, is not a great stock com pany, still less anything which can be railed a trust. It Is merely a man and his part ners. It Is a Connecticut Yankee, who has gained a wonderful control of Wall street, not, however, by Inherited rlchea or lucky gambling, but by the force of his personal ity and his commercial generalship. Readjustment of Old Ideas. Here Is a fact we.1 calculated to compel radical res djnstmer t of the chertvhed no ttons of those who have made a hobsrob- blln of banks and cankers, and named their monster the "money power. Other condl tlona eauallv Impressive and conspicuous" have been operating forcibly In the same direction. In an era of trusts (using the word In Its dohu ar sense) and great combinations aim lng at the restriction. If not the entire re moval, of competition, a movement reach' lne far and wide in trade and productive Industry, the bunks have gone on In the old way, every one for Itself, wedded to the Idea of Individuality and Independence K. a cherished tradition. The banks of the United States stand before their country and the world, exairples of solidity, con si rvatism and stralishtforwardness. In its very nature banking is the opposite of the business of any trust, of the type which constitutes a political storm center. There can be no monopoly of product in banking, nor can we imagine a comoinauon among debtors that would restrict com merce, yet we must acknowledge it to oe the, chief business of banks tn become debtors. Collectively they constitute the circulating syBtem of the vital fluid of commerce and while acting harmoniously are productive cf the greatest good. These facts sre too Dig ana pisiu to go unnoticed by the average American. There is no dodging their meaning. They acquit banks and bankers of the charges which at various timea anu 411 cerium piat-rn nave been made to pervert public t-entlment and toi prejudice the public against a class of men whose notable services are too often discounted by ignorance and thoughtless ness. The more the tendency toward com bination and the restraint of competition affects commerce and Industry the more the banks will Inevitably gain favor by contrast. The greater the force of tha trust movement In the direction of over capitalization the readier the country will be to look upon banks and bankers as champions of Independence In business and as safeguards 01 conservatism. Condition Freaent Opportunity. Do not these conditions present an op portunity to the bunking Interests of tho 1'nlted States which Is too valuable to be lust? Have we not, as bankers, bocn given the best chance ever accorded to insure to u, the hearty good will and entire con fidence of the American people, which shall mean not only faith In the solvency of the banks, but also a friendliness towurd them and a willingness now and then to look, through bankers' spectacles, at legislative and other questions? Have we not learned that we are not profitably enriched by the Increment of usurious Interest which Is really withholding bleasltigs from the needy? Is any greater gain to be hoped for from the concerted action and the ut most Influence of banking Interests than the winning of such complete public trust and good will as the American banks and bankers have always desired, but have never as yet obtained? It la not many years since the most con spicuous labor organization of that day in the United States barred from, member ship just three classes. They were the saloon keeper, the lawyer and tho banker. And a painfully large number of men other than Knights of Labor thought the grouping was sensible, or perhaps rather hard on the llquo seller. The feeling which found expression In this curious bar to American knighthood has been greatly weakened by the logic of events, even where It was formerly most common. Too many of those who fifteen or twenty year ano were avowed enemies of the banks have become depositors and stockholders in the Institutions which they denounced to permit of the continuance of such senti ments. Shall we not, then, be wisely content to promote proper financial legislation slmplv as American citizens, not striving aa an association to furnish ready made laws on any subject? It would be a sorry day If bankers were ever to forget that they have peculiar responsibilities which dwarf whatever possible obligation rests upon them to take part, as a class, in law making. 1 cannot believe that the country Is ready to accept a bank made scheme of legisla tion. However, It la more willing now than ever before to give the banks their full share In the favors of government, in tardy recosnltlon of the fact that they are now, as they were In Jackson's day, reallv the simple embodiment of and re ceptacles of the active industrial power ot thu people, and as much entitled to an equitable participation In all the abounding glories of this great republic. () flier r a Make Report. The report of the secretary showed a present membership of (.354, with an an nual Income ot $67,800. There was a net Increase In membership during the year of 973. F. 8. Blgelow, chairman ot the executive council, submitted a report In the course of which it was stated that the currency plan of Mr. Hepburn was endorsed Insofsr ss It suggests the Issuance of currency by banks of 150,000 capital and $20,000 surplus or more, to the extent of half ot their cap ital stock st a tax of 6 per cent. J. J. Jotnston, vice prealdent of the Ma rine National bank of Milwaukee, then ad dressed the convention on "The Scottish Banking System," and Joaeph G. Brown, presideut ot the Citizens National batik of Raleigh, N. C, spoke on "Tha New 8outh." The committee on uniform laws reported much progress during the year in ths effort to have the negotiable Instrument law en acted by the different atates so that busi ness could be conducted on uniform condi tions all over the United Ststes. Ths com mittee sppeared before six legislatures and was successful in three, Ohio, lows snd New Jersey. The negotiable Instrument lsw had been much discussed and so far twenty statea had adopted It, and tbs rommittee believed ground wsa gaining rapidly and It would be but s few yesrs before there would be a negotiable instrument that JCoutiuued, oa Second PsgaJ LAKE STEAMERS FORM TRUST Chicago Shipping Firsts Combine to Control Local .Water Traill e. CHICAGO. Nov. 11. The Chronicle will say tomorrow: That Lake Michigan will next year be the scene of operstlons of a ship trust is generally accepted among veaselmen of Chicago. Three months have passed since the first step toward consolidation was taken and yesterday It was declared on good authority that all the lines have submitted schedules of their properties to the promoters. J. H. Graham of the Graham' & Morton Transportation company, with headquarters In Chicago, will probably be president of the consolidated companies.. The compsnles to be merged, with ths steamers owned by them, are: Goodrich Transportation company, nine steamers. Barry Bros. Transportation company, nine steamers. , Grsham A Morton Transportation com pany, Blx steamers. Dinkley-Wllliams Transportation com pany, four steamers. Lake Michigan snd Lske Superior com pany, four steamers. Northern Michigan Transportation com pany, two steamers. Manltous Steamship company, one steamer. Indiana Transportation . company, one steamer. t Peoples Transport compsny, ons stesmer. It Is understood the plan Is to make the capital of the combination 15,000,000. TWELVE MEN OWN COUNTRY Illshops Discuss Dancer of Calam. Ity and Pooh Pooh It. ' TROY, N. Y., Nov. 11. The meeting of the general committee of the Freedmen'a Aid snd Southern Educational society was concluded tonight. In the course of debate on the appropriations Bishop Charles H. Fowler ot Buffalo advised csutlon in voting money; saying there confronted the nation today a crisis In financial affairs and asserting that anyone who .stood squarely on both feet might feel the rumb ling of calamity. Replying to this Bishop Hamilton of San Francisco said he was not apprehensive of sny financial calamity. The country was in the hands of a dozen capitalists who con trol the affairs and as a matter of self-protection would prevent any calamity. The appropriations amounted to $129,670. Bishop Walden In the evening, as chair man ot a special committee, recommended that a letter be sent to presiding elders throughout the country suggesting a gen eral recognition of Lincoln's birthday. LOSSES ON THE BIG BRIDGE Engineers Sow Place the Dnmaae at Seventy-Fire Thousand Dollars. V -i ' ' ' NEW YORK. Nov. ri.-Xfter a "careful inspection today of ths new East river bridge, which was 'burned last night, the contractors places the loss st not more than $75,000. None of the great rabies were harmed. The contractors who will be forced to meet the loss sre the John A. Roebling Sons company, the Pennsylvania Steel com pany of Scranton, Pa., the New Jersey 8teol company and Terry Trench. The propor tion of each has not been figured out, but It Is believed that the Roebllngs will suffer most. The Are was caused. Engineer Hllde brand said today, by a workman carelessly throwing a lighted match among some oily rags. VETERAN SHOT AND KILLED Demands Food With Threats, Draws Knife and la Dead as a Resnlt. SPRINGFIELD, 111., Nov. 11. Abraham Garvcy of Decatur, a veteran of the civil war, on bis way to Soldiers' and Sailors' home, Qulncy, waa Bhot and killed today by Johnson J. King, son of W. W. King, a farmer residing six miles from Spring field. Garvey drove up to the King homestead snd demanded food snd upon being re fused threatened to atab Mrs. King, who escsped Into a field, with Garvey following and shouting he would burn the bouse. King pursued him down the road, when a hand-to-hand conflict ensued and Garvey attacked him with a knife. LOEB GOES TO CALIFORNIA Resigns' Position at Chicago vrrslty to Join Western Institution. 1'nli CHICAGO, Nov. 11. Prof. Jacques Loeb has decided to lesve the University of Chi cago snd go to the University ot California as professor of physiology. The lack of a good physiological labora tory at Berkeley, which made Prof. Loeb heatttate about going, baa been supplied. Rudolph Spreckels has given $25,000 for a laboratory and aquarium. His salary is to be supplied by snother friend ot the uni versity. Dr. Martin Fischer, now sssoclats In physiology In the University of Chicago, snd Dr. Charles Gardner Rogers, assistant In physiology, will go with Dr. Loeb. MAY MOVE OLYMPIAN GAMES Officials Discuss Holding Them In St. Louis to gave Clash With Fair. CHICAGO, Nov. 11. An Informal meeting of the Olympian Games association wss held today to discuss the conflict In the date fixed for the games snd the St. Louis exposition. It was decided to call a meeting of the directors soon, at which time some decision as to a postponement of the Olympian games or their transfer to St. Louis will be reached. SEEK INDUSTRIAL PEACE Lithographers Form Association to Promote Harmony With Organised Labor. BUFFALO, N. Y., Nov. 11. Represents ttves of fifty-two lithographing firms met todsy and took preliminary steps for ths formation of an association te promots harmony between the employers snd men of the vsrious unions. An organisation oa trust lines la sot con iemplalcd. FENCING CASE IS HELD UP Paper Not Bead When tbs President Starts on His Trip. CATTTLE MEN FIND PLENTY F WIDOWS David H. Mercer Said to be Fishing I for the Clerkship of the Keat Congress Routine of De partments. (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, Nov. 11. (Special Tele gram) Secretary Hitchcock of the Interior department had hoped that all data in re lation to the illegal occupancy ot public lands by csttlemen in Nebraska snd con tiguous territory would be in the hands of the president before the chief executive left the cspltol on bis sutumn trip. Owing, however, to unforeseen difficulties Colonel Mosby, who Is charged with seeing tbst the fences In Nebraska and Wyoming are removed, could not complete his findings and report in time for the president to take the report with him snd in consequence all questions Involved In dispute between the cattlemen and the government will have to be held In abeyance until the return ot President Roosevelt. It was stated at the Interior department today that certain pa pers essential to a clear understsndlng of the situation on the part of the president are still unprepared, but data Is being as sembled as rapidly as possible, so thst everything will be In good shape when President Roosevelt returns. There seems to be a constantly growing demand for soldiers' widows, In Iowa and Kansas particularly, who are entitled to make additional homeatead entries. The Interior department Is receiving dally let ters exposing schemes that are being worked with tho aid of these "lone wld ders." Agents, presumably of cattlemen desirous ot Increasing their holdings of pasturage In Nebraska, Wyoming and Montana, are industriously searching the states of Iowa snd Kansas for widows whose husbsnds had not taken advantage of the clause of the general homestead law permitting them to take up the full 160 acres to which they were entitled. Such widows once found, the rest Is clear sailing. A soldier, for in stance, may not have desired to assume the care of 160 acres and decided that forty acres was as much as he could profitably cultivate. It has been decided in the lower rniirta and affirmed hv the United States nnnnu .nnrt thnt In such eases the soldier nr hi. wl,1n entitled to take uo an ad- dltlonal 120 acres wherever he may choose to locste, and furthermore may'sell out to whomsoever he chooses after filing bis declaratory statement. ' Widows are Plentiful. The plans which are now being worked to secure good grazing land and to pre vent Its absorption by agriculturists is. aa Derore statea. 10 una a souner or ma widow who is entitled to additional home atead entry. Fifty such were recently found in ons single county in Iowa and these were given $50 down lh cash, and all ex penses paid to' Induce them to go to west ern Nebraska countlea. Ale their declar atory statements and In all others wsy conform to tho lsw In such casea provided. Eventually these widows would come Into legal possession of many acres of the pub lic domain, which they were under, at least verbal contract to sell to those who put them next to the good thing. Then, with the money thus secured they could return to their homes considerably enriched snd the cattlemen secure valuable agricultural land for grazing purposes. Merrer After Another Job. There Is sn Interesting story now going the rounds to the effect that D. H. Mercer of Nebraska will become a candidate for clerk of the house of representatives lu the Fifty-eighth congress against Alexan der McDowell, the present Incumbent. It Is stated that Mr. Mercer's candidacy will be pushed by ths Minnesota delegation. As matter ot fact, If the speakersUlp goes west. It is hardly to be expected that the clerkship will also go In that direction. Politicians do not plsy that kind of a game. Alexander McDowell, the present clerk. Is a Pensylvanlan. Should Mr. Dalsell be elected speaker, which Is not seriously contemplated, then the west might with Justification expect the clerk ship to go to that section, but as present conditions seem to point to a western man for the speakership, the suggestion of Mercer for clerk seems to be somewhat premature. Parent Get the Money. Agent Mathewson of the Omaha and Win nebago reservation, who a few days ago asked for further Instructions ss to paying money due minor and orphan children of the Omahas was today given Secretary Hitchcock's views on the subject, Seoretary XiiLCOUOCH uirrcieit tuai b letter vv wriiiea the agent In which he Is authorized to pay all money due minor heirs to their parents and In cases of orphan heirs, guardianship papers must be tsken out snd the money psid over to such guardians. If It be not possible to -secure guardians or admlnls- tratora' papers, money must be turned over to the United States treasury snd placed to the credit of annuitant, such money to be held In trust until snnuitsnt shall be come of age. The department is not advised when Mr. Mathewson will be able to commence pay ment of the Wlnnebagos, but Commissioner Jones said today that he had been advised that the rolls were being prepared and therefore disbursements will likely com mence soon. In the Departments. The comptroller of the currency hss sp- proved the Nstionsl Bank of St. Joaeph, Mo., as reserve sgent for the Farmers Na tional bank of Pawnes City, Neb. Free delivery service will be established December 1 at Washington, la., with Clay ton A. Nelswsnger, Morton D. Blckford snd Lloyd Purvis ss regular, and Joaeph R. Seal and Franklin H. Gray aa substiute letter carriers. John E. Vail of Garden Green and John M. Carney of Gilman, la., bavs been ad mitted to practice before the Interior de partment. The following Indian school appointments were made today: Henry E. Cavin of Pop lar, Mont., engineer at Yankton, 8. D.; Miss Sarah M. Castle of 8t. Edwsrd, Neb., cook at Whits Earth, Minn.; Mra. Abba M. Rou- slns of Chamberlain, 8. D., matron at Lempl. Idaho; Miss Miry' E. Newell of Chamberlain, 8. D., cook at Crow, Mont. Tha postofnes at Martin, Chase county. Neb., bss been ordered discontinued. The gross receipts ot the Omaha post- office for ths month of October were $44,- 860, against $39,663 for ths ssme month of last year, being an incresse of $5,197. The receipts of ths Pes Moines office were $30,456 snd $29,270, respectively, show ing an Increase of $1,18$. Thomas G. Msllslleu of Nebraska has (Continued oa Second fags) condition ofjhe weather Forecast for Nebraska R:ln and Cooler Wednesday; Thursday Fair. Temperature at Omaha yesterday' Hour. Dev. Hour. Drg. ft a. m . . ', . , . 41 1 p. in c. H a. m 4 1 2 p. in (IT T a. m 4T 3 p. m IT 8 a. m...... Ml 4 p. m...... TO t a. m nt Bp. m.'. ... T 10 n. m nt 1 p. m tut 11 a. ni r.T T p. m l IS sn HO Hp. nt U7 II p. m 117 FIND MORE EMPTY GRAVES Indianapolis Ghoula Point Out Scenes of BodSnatchlaa; Kpl aodea. INDIANATOLIS, Nov. 11. Another tour of inspection was taken over all the ceme teries In the southern snd southeastern por tion of Marion county today to gain more Information about graves reported to have been robbed in that locality. Five cemeteries were visited snd positive information was gained thst at least thirty graves In them have been opened, though the names of only eight ot those whose bodies were stolen are known. Cnntrell was unable to recollect the names ot tho others snd said there had been grave rob beries there In which he had no connection. The wooden hrad boards were marked with a lead pencil when the graves were robbed, but the rains have entirely effaced tho lines. At Lyck Creek cemetery five empty graves were found and others were pointed out at the Beach-Grove, the South Ebeiiezer, Hound Hill and the Cherry Grove ceme teries. All ot the bodies, Caotrell said, had been sold to the medical colleges. MASON IS NOT MAN WANTED Negro N'ovr Accused of Murder ot Woman and la Held for Examination. CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 11. The dls charge of Allan O. Mason, tha Boston club man, accused of tha murder 01 Clara a. Morton at.Waverley a week ago last Sun day night, waa ordered ' by Judge Charles Almy of the Third district court of Eastern Middlesex toda'y, when the government law yer announced that an Investigation had failed to disclose evidence sufficient to hold the sccuscd msn and ordered the discharge of Mason. Almost immediately, in the same court. George O. 1 Perry, a young negro who a witness against yesieruay was oeiu as Mason, was charged with the murder of Miss Morton. He pleaded not guilt and was remanded without ball for a bearing November 18. After his release Msson held an Informal reception and after a short time was driven to his home tn Boston. TRAINMEN'S DISPUTE IS OVER Companies Astrre to Satisfactory Wave Increase, Which Men Accept. CHICAGO, Nov. 11. The wsge contro versy between the rsilroads and the Broth erhood of Railway Trainmen which threat ened to tie up the principal switching ter mlnals In Chicago was smicably adjusted tonight. Seventeen railroads signed the new agree ment and the Santa Fe, the other road In volved, will sign tomorrow. The rstes agreed upon are as follows: Day foremen, 31 cents psr hour; night fore men, 33 cents per hour; dsy helpers, 2$ cents per hour; night helpers, 30 cents per hour. These rates sre one-half cent per hour In excess of the St. Paul-MInneapolla rate for each class and about 12 per cent better than the present rate in Chicago. MASCAGNI AGAIN ARRESTED Tbla Time Agent Who Arranged Con tract With Manngera Is Complainant. BOSTON, Nov. 11. Mascagnl waa again arrested today on a mesne process in con nection with the suit brought against him by Joseph Smith, who conducted the nego tiatlons In Itsly resulting In his contract for his American tour. Mr. Smith claims he holds a contract by which Mascagnl sgreed to pay him a certain per cent of the $60,000 hs was to receive from the Mlttenthal brothers. It Is for this commission, or $1,200, that Mr. Smith now sues. The writ in this case Is returnsbla on the samo day aa the Mlttenthal writ. temporary settlement was quickly effected through the acceptance of a $1,200 bond. QATES OUT OF FUEL COMPANY Prosies Asked for Annual Meeting of Havrrlmsrn, Gould and Hswicy, NEW YORK, Nor. 11. A circular re I questing proxies for the annual meeting of the Colorado Fuel and Iron company on December 10 has been aent to stockholders. The circular is signed by Oeorge J. Gould E. H. Harrlman and Edwin Hawley. A representative of tbs latter aald "We represent no particular faction In this matter, neither will we make any con teat for or against ths present manage ment." In Wall atreet ths opinion prevails that tbs so-called Gates party no longer has any Interest in Colorado Fuel BISHOP RELINQUISHES POWER Dvlng From Cancer, Faaaes oa Du ties to Standing Com mittee. JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 11. Rev. Hugh Miller Thompson, Eptscopsl bishop ot Mis sissippi, who is believed to bs hopelessly afflicted with cancer of the throat, today constituted the standing Episcopal commit tee the supreme suthority of the dloceae. Hs transferred all questions of adminis tration to tbs committee, which will meet In Jackson on January 20 to elect a bishop coadjutor. Movements of Oeean Veaaels, Not. 11. NEW YORK Arrived Frlesland, from Antwerp; Kron Prlns 11 helm. Irons .Bre men; Scotia, from Genoa. At Sydney, . . w. Arrived previously Moana, from Vsncouver, via Honolulu. At Montevideo bailed Hams, rrom Msn Francisco, for Bt. Vincent, C. V. At Antwerp Arrivea nniano, irom isew At1' Boulogne Arrived Rotterdam, from New York for Amsterdam. At Hamburg Arrived Moltke, from New York. At Queentown Arrived flaxonla, from Boston for Uverpool (and proceeded). At Coronel Arrived Klnturk. from Se attle. Tacoma and Victoria for Liverpool. At Bremen Arrived KaUer VVUhelm tier Grosse, Irom Mw sore. . OPEN NEW CHAMBER New Ysrk'i. New Oomruertve Bniidiug la Dedictd. ROOSEVELT AND CLEVELAND BOTH SPEAK President Oongratulatds Members on Stand ing for Pair Dealing. HIS P REDECESS0R PRAISES PATRIOTISM Institution Has Lofty Work Not Always Associated with Business. C URBS NATION'S SELFISHNESS AND GREE0 Oraanlsatlon Arreptanre of l.avrs ot Honmtr Between Men of Various Civilised Coniniunlttea Cora In sr Under Its Influence. NEW YORK, Nov. 11. With the president and a former president of ths United Ststes as its guests of honor and with ssveral representatives of foreign governments and other distinguished persons, the New York Chamber of Commerce formally dedicated Its building in this city today. The new building, a handsome structure of whlto marble, is situated in Liberty street, be- ween Nassau and Broadway. The ceremonies were opened with a prayer Of dedication by Rev. Morgan Dlx, rector of Trinity church. An address of welcome by . Morris K. Jessup, president of the chamber. followed and then the oration of the day was delivered by former President Grover Cleveland, who said in part: It need not surprise lis If the popular estimate of this business nrc-inlzatloii hould fnll to take into acocunt nil that it has done to promote high and patriotic pur poses not always related. In a narrow sense. to commerce. No associated body of our cltlxens felt more deeply and effectively the thrubblns of patriotism and devotion to country when our government was tnreatened ty nrmed rebellion: Its protest and aid was Imme diately forthcoming when afterward, an Inaiduous attacK was made tinon finan cial Integrity through an attempted debase ment 01 our currency; from no q.tartor has a more earnest and Insistent demand been heard for the adjustment of Inter national disputes by arbitration; Us es pousal of the cause of business education among our people have been hearty and practical; It has advocated enlarged reci procity of business relations between na tions and the removal of their vexatious hlndra oes, and last, but by no means least, .t has promptly and with an open hand relieved distress and alleviated dis aster. Such Incidents as these Illustrate tho organization's beneficent accomplishments In the advancement of civilisation and in furtherance of the Improvement of hu manity. Great Service to Humanity. If we Justly appreciate what these things mean, we shall realise that commerce has done an Immense service to humanity, by enlarging within its wide Influence the ac ceptance of the laws of honest dealings among civilized communities, and by curb ing man s besetting sin a ot seinshness and ' greed. y hat I have said must not be under stood lis. Jn the lest intimating; thst com merce should be an altruismi or henevofsut ' affair, managed on lines of amiability aiwi concession. Such a conoeptlon would be ab surdly at fault. Commerce Is born of en terprise and enterprise Is In this busy. bustling age born of struggle and competl- ton. But the struggle and competition need not be to the death. Alertness and keen ness and securing business opportunities does not by any means impart unmlndful- ness of all else save ruthf ulrieas and raven ous snatching. As tno pioneer or colonization and ex pansion undertaken in Ita Interest, com merce has In other days had Juatly laid at its aoor cruel aggression ana rut mess dis regard of human rights In regions where, to use the language of sn apologist, "the welfare of the inhabitants ot these posses sions is surjoriiiiiaia to tne strategic or commercial purpose for which they are held." If any measure of restitution or ' compensation has fallen due from com merce to humanity on this score, we know that its full acquittance has been made or Is forthcoming, and we certainly should have no cause to fear that a like guilty re sponsibility will be again Incurred. When Mr. Cleveland rose to speak he was greeted with loud cheers from the assem blage and several times In his speech ha was interrupted by applause. At the con clusion ot Mr. Cleveland's address Morris K. Jessup, president of tha chamber, an nounced that President Roosevelt, although reserving his address for ths banquet this evening, had consented to say a few words. Prealdent Roosevelt Speaks, As the president stepped forward to aa dress the chamber . the whole asaemblags rose and cheered. He apoks as follows: Mr. President snd Gentlemen As I am te speak to you this evening, I shall now simply aay a word of greeting to you and your guests. I have been asked here as the chief executive of the nation, snd so I csn speak, not merely on your behalf, but on behalf of our people, as a whole. In greeting and thanking for their presence here these representatives of foreign coun tries who have done us the honor and pleasure ot being present today. (Ap plause.) I greet the ambassador (turning to Mr. Cambon), whose approaching de parture we sincerely regret, the ambassa dor to whom, or. his advent, we extended such hearty greeting, and especially repre sentatives of these great friendly civilised nations with whom we Intend to be knit even closer by tics of commercial and social good will in the future (turning to the Rus sian and British ambassadors and Prince Henry von Pless). And now, gentlemen, having grestsd your guests on behalf of you. I greet you in the name of the people, not merely because you stand for commercial success, but be cause this body has been able to show thst the greatest commercial success can square with the Immutable and eternal laws of decent and -Ight living and of fair dealing between man and man. The demonstration as ths president con cluded ended with three cheers. The ceremonies closed with a benediction by Rev. Morgan Dlx. A luncheon followed ths formal exerclsea. The guests present at the dedicatory ceremonies included ths following: Jules Cambon, French ambassador; Count Cassint, Russian ambassador; Sir Mlchasl Henry Herbert, British ambassador; Prince Hans Helnrlch von Plsss, special repre sentative of tha German government; Sir Albert K. Rolllt, chairman of tbs delegation of the London Chamber of Commerce; Count Raoul Cbsndon, dslegste of ths Chamber of Commerce ot Rhrlma, Pranos; Mr. Feck mann, vies president of the Chamber of Commerce of Berlin; Erik Pontoppltan of the Chamber of Commerce of Hamburg, J. Pierpoot Morgan, Levi P. Morton, Secretary Root, Postmaster General Payne, Carl Schurs. Lymsn J. Gage, Alfred Mossier and Corneltua N. Bliss. Mr. Jesup snnounced that Governor Odell, who wss on the progrsm for a speech, wss not able to bs present snd he Introduced Msyor Low, who made ths concluding ad dress. ROOSEVELT ASKS FOR HARMONY Peace, National and Industrial, Can Aleae be Secured by Reciprocity. NEW YORK, Nov. It. Follswlng ths dedirstioa of ths new Chamber of Com msres building a banquet aa ftsW la tha 1