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ESTABLISHED JUNE 10, 1871. OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 13, 1902-TEN PAGES. S1NOLE COPY THREE CENTS. OBJECT TO UNIONS Hore Mine Operator Fil Bepliet to Demands of Mitchell. ALL REFUSE TO RECOGNIZE ORGANIZATION (Bay light to Combine Matt Hot Be . Subject of Award. SCORE WORKERS IN STRONG LANGUAGE Conditions Deolared BaMsfaetory When Men Were Hot Organised. GENERALLY FOLLOW BAEtTS ARGUMENT Dear Allegations Made by Employes and Claim There U Xo Rrtioa Wh; They ghoul Sot B Contented. WASHINGTON. Nor. 12. That the an thraclt coal mine owners will resist to the utmost every effort to niaks the recog nition ot United Mine Workers of America an Issue in the arbitration, which Is now In progress. Is made evident by the replies to the miners' statement filed by John Mitchell, president of tbelr organisation. There are Ave of these answers, in addition to that of President Baer, which was given out yesterday, and all dwell with especial emphasis and marked unanimity on this point. They also agree In resisting the demands of the miners for an Increase of pay for the hour work, a reduction of hours for 'time work and for the weighing rather than the measurement of coal. Carroll D. Wright left for the anthracite regions today, taking these replies with him. In addition to the statement made lor the Reading company by President Baer, the list comprises the replies of the Dela ware aV Hudson company, the Delaware a: Lackawanna, the Lehigh Valley, the Penn sylvania and the Scranton Coal company. Reply of the Operators. The reply for the Delaware Lacka wanna company was made public to day. It is signed by W. H. Trues- dale, president of the company, who says .that the company owns twenty-five anthra cite collieries and employe 12,000 workmen In this branch of its business. Mr. Trues- dale, like Mr. Baer, objects to making the recognition of the union one of the .Issues to be considered by the commission, ! saying that in the proposition made by the 'company for arbitration one ot the express i conditions was that "the findings of the commission should govern the conditions of employment between it and its employes. He adds: This company unequivocally asserts that H will tinder no condition recognise or enter Into any agreement with the United Mine "Vorker of America or any branch thereof. iNor will it permit said association or Its offioare to dictate the terms and cottdl tlona under which It shall conduct Its bus! ness. Referring to the recent strike, Mr. Trues ndale says that he la reliably Informed that t0 p6t ernt of Its employes ware Apposed U ; the strike, ut were forced to enter upon it !br a majority vote of the mine workers In ; ether fields. Mr. Trueadale follows closely Itha lines ot Mr. Baer's argument as to the I dissimilarity between the work In the an Jthracits ' mines and that In bituminous 'mines. Uniform Prle Impracticable. He declares that It Is Impossible to adopt fm uniform rate to be paid to the mlneri tor a unit of coal mined at all mines. The declaration la also made that the anthra . cite miners as a rule do not work as many hours a day as ths bituminous miners. and the opinion la advanced that If the l wages of ths anthracito miners hsd been .less than that of other working men they 'would have found employment elsewhere, which they did not do. Concerning ths general prosperity he ays: Prior to the introduction of agitators and : mischief makers the anthracite workera were on an average as prosperous, com tfortablo and contented aa any body of i workers in similar employment in mis country. The wages. It Is added, ars such that 'frugal employes have saved a substantial mount every year. Mr. Truesdels resists the demand for a reduction of 40 per cent In hours of labor, saying no such business employing thou sands of men can hope to com pete successfully In the markets of the world If Its hours of labor are restricted. He declares that there Is no unjust dis crimination In the weighing of coal, as It Is measured rather ' than weighed, and he asserts that the demand is "out of all reason, and Its effect, so far as his com pany is concerned. Is a demand for an ad , dttlonal Increase In the wages now paid miners of from I to 40 per cent." The present method of measurement is declared to be the result ot long usage nd fair to all concerned. Fair All Coaeeraed. President Olypbant of the Delaware Hudson company In his reply declares tbst ths wages paid by his company are Just nd adequate. He alas says that "those ot Its employes who perform contract or piece work, as a matter of their own voli tion, work only about six hours a day and take numerous holidays, without the con sent or approval ot this respondent, and their earnings by hours of actual work re, therefore, much higher than those In ny similar employment." Denial is made ot all the allegations In connection with the demand for shorter hours and It Is contended that such a re duction necessarily would Increaae the price of eoal. While admitting that the mine owners aell their coal by the ton, he says that the eoal thus sold Is very different article from thst taken out ot ths mine. Hence he contends against ths change from ths present system of payment to that of paying by the ton. Ber-oaratilon at the raloa. President Oiyphant also takes exception to the proposition to arbitrate the question of the recognition of the miners' union. '. This noaltlon Is taken on tha munii ih.i ' ths orcanlzatloa seeks to control tfc tlre fuel supply of ths oountry, that as the union In unincorporated It la Incapable of making a binding contract and that the association has shown Its Inability to con trol lis own members. He says his com pany has no desire to discriminate agalast members ot ths union. President T. P. Fowler speaks for the Scranton Coal company and the Elk Hill Coal and Iron company. He aaya they own ten collieries and employ t.000 men... He asserts that If the average wage aarned by the anthracite piece workers Is Jess than that paid to workers la other em ployment It Is because "they fix their own hours of labor sad ths amount ot their I Continued on Second Fags.) REBELS KILL AMERICAN MAN right Between Roe; at a aad Colombian argents Eads la Govern sneat Victory. PANAMA, Nov. 12 The first American casualties resulting f " -n the revolution oc curred yesterday. T , "iMao fleet cap tured a boat bavin -orrespond- ence showing the whef. ' 'tf ,rJl - revo lutionary schooners loaded ' ' . ". The warships hesded for the pi, arriving Bogota, manned by an Afflt. crew, lowered two boats with armed nieu, but, as the schooners were aground, waited until high tide to attack them. In the meanwhile the revolutionists were discovered In ambush close to the beach. The boats pulled ahead, when the rebels openel fire on them, killing the ship's ar morer, Richard Kane, of Washington, and wounding George Walker. A seaman named Clarke and Lieutenant Vasquez were also wounded, but not seriously. Bogota and Chuculto then opened fire on the enemy and killed every man in sight. One shot fired at a group of ten rebels killed every one of them. One of the schooners, Helvetia, loaded with rice, was captured, but the first shot at the second set it on fire and It was com pletely destroyed. ' Kane's body will be buried with military honors. PEACE IS ONLY SOLUTION Minister Powell Assares President ot San Dominate of Friendship, bat Gives Some Advice. SAN DOMINGO, Santo Domingo. Nov. 12. Minister Powell has had an official inter view with President Vaequet, during which he assured the latter ot the great interest felt by President Roosevelt and the United States toward this republic and of the de sire on their part that there be a peace ful solution of the pending difficulties. this being the only means to assure the prosperity ot Santo Domingo and ot In ducing capitalists to enter the country and develop Its rich resources. Mr. Powell also assured President Vas quez that neither President Roosevelt nor the people of the United States desired to destroy the autonomy of this republic or Interfere in Its internal affairs. The Amer ican people were desirous that Santo Do mingo abould prosper by means of closer commercial Intercourse with the United States. The persldent replied that he was pleased to know the sentiments of President Roose velt and the people of the United States and assured Mr. Powell that his aim was to strengthen the ties of friendship and commercial relations between ths two re publics. BOXERS CAPTURE TWO TOWNS Plllaare Stores aad Imprison Prefects, While Caravans Supply Them with Arms. VICTORIA, B. C. Nor. 12. Mall advices from South China report a recrudescence of the revolution in Kwsng SI, which was reported suppressed. Ths rebels oaptured Hochl&ebok, In Chis-WB-F?,-"" secured tha sub-prefect and placed him la his own prison. ' After pillaging this place they attacked and took Lin Chin Fu, a prefec tural station. Large numbers of the Kotlshut, a secret society which la both anti-foreign and antl dynastic, have Joined the rebel movement. The rebels are supplied by caravans which cross French and Portuguese territory with arms and war munitions. A proclamation has been posted at Sheng Tu offering 100 taels for the head of each Boxer captured within the city. WILL ASK STAPLE CURRENCY Philippine Officials and Merehaats Alarmed at Fall la Silver. MANILA. Nov. 12. The further decline in the price of sliver has forced the gov ernment to raise the rate of exchange to $2.50 Mexican for $1 gold. The Instability of the currency Is seri ously damaging business and members of the civil commission and representatives of. commercial Interests on the Islands will unite In making a strong plea to congress for the establishment ot a non-fluctuating Philippine currency. RESIGNS CLAIM TO THRONE Connt at Flaaders Wishes Son to Be Klnar When Leopold Dies. BRUSSELS, Nov. 12. The count of Flan ders, brother of King Leopold, has resigned his claim to the Belgian throne In favor of his son. Prince Albert. He was born In 1837 and last summer resigned his position as lieutenant general and chief commander of cavalry In the Bel gian army. Prince Albert was born In 1875. In 1900 he married Elizabeth, duchess of Bavaria. MANY TRIALS BRING RESULT Irishman Obtalas Damages on Foorth Attempt Against laltrd I.ratcae Boyrotters. ' DUBLIN. Nov. 12 After four trisls be fore different courts David O'Keefe, a shopkeeper of Tallow, has obtained 127.500 damages against ten leaders of the United Irish league because of Injury to bis busi ness through their incitement to boycott. CHOLERA KILLS SOLDIERS evea Die In Manila aad Maay Others Ara Serloasly 111 with tha Disease. MANILA. Nov. 12. Cholera made Its ap pearance yesterday among a detachment of the Fifth Infantry, which is stationed hers. Seven men havs already dted and a num ber of otbera are seriously ill. Miles Speaks at Hollo. MANILA. Nov. 12. General Miles was given a reception and banquet at Hollo yesterday. He delivered a short address expressing sympathy, with ths people In the afflictions which had corns to them with the war and cholera. From Ilotlo he proceeded to Jolo. l. PEKIN, Nov. 13. Germany has agreed to the American proposal to aubmtt the ques tion whether tha Chinese Indemnity is pay able la gold or allver, to The Hague trib unal, provided that notlcs of that feature of the protocol be Included in the arbltra- MASCAGNI APPEALS TO ROME Asks Italy to Intervene and Stop Re peated Arrests. GOVERNMENT WIRES FOR PARTICULARS Bequests Minister to Washington to Famish Details Before l.odslns; Formal Protest with Ann. j ' lean Authorities. ROME, Nov. 12. According to the Tri bune, Italy proposes to mske an interna tional matter of Mascsgnl's arrest. The Trlbuna ssys: "Mascagnt has tele graphed Premier Zanardelll requesting the Intervention of the Italian government to protect him from the vexatious treatment of which he says he has been a victim in America. Slgnor Zanardelll replied, assur ing him of the Interest taken in his case and promising to request Signor Prlnettl, minister of foreign affairs, to take up the matter. Signor Prinettl has since Inter ested himself and Is awaiting the receipt of a report from the embassy at Washing ton before acting. "United States Ambassador Meyer has not been asked for an explanation, although he dined with members of the foreign office last night." The charge of apathy brought by Mas cagnl against the Italian consul at Boston Is regarded here as without Justification and an outcome ot the musician's ignorance of the fact that an Italian In the United States Is entirely subject to American laws. MERGERS INJURE FARMERS National U ranee Demands Stringent Anti-Trust Law aad Three Ship Caaala. LANSING, Mich., Nov. 12. The annual meeting, of the National Grange began here today with delegates from twenty-six states. The grand roaster, Aaron Jones, In his ad dress expressed the opinion that the cost of production could be reduced from 10 to 25 per cent and the aggregate production ot larma Increased from 50 to 100 per cent by the adoption of the best methods. The causes of present unsatisfactory con ditions were largely due to excessive charges and discriminations In transporta tion, exorbitant storage charges, large com mission charges, unequal taxation, local and national dealing in options on boards ot trade, trusts, adulterations of food prod ucts and official oppression. The following national legislation was recommended: General rural delivery, pos tal savings banks, election ot United States senators by the people, a constitutional amendment giving congress power to regu late and control trusts, enlargement of the powers of the Interstate Commerce commls sion, pure food laws, prevision for the ex tension of markets for products equally with manufactured articles, enactment ot an anti-trust law clearly defining what acts on the part of any corporation would be detrimental to public welfare, speedy con structlon of the Nicaragua canal by the United States, speedy construction of ship canals connecting, the Mississippi with lbs great lakes and the latter with the At lantis ocean. r BAD DAY FOR WALL STREET Selling- Movement Wipes Oat the Mar. las of Loan Holders West Lets Loose of Its Stock. NEW YORK, Nov. 12. Today's stock market opened with another selling move ment, during which prices were lowered materially. More weak accounts were thrown overboard at the opening today and calls by brokers to their customers for extra margins were numerous. It was regarded aa significant that much of the early selling came from houses with western connections, which suggested that the speculative contingent In that section had let go of long stock. Amalgamated Copper sold oft over 14, I but soon made a partial rally. Tennessee I Coal declined about 3 polnta In the early dealings and Erie common, against which considerable pressure was directed, sold off 1. The heavy liquidation in Southern Pacific brought a maximum decline of al most 2 points. Texas A Pacific and Man hattan were each a point lower and reces sions ' of lees extent were common. The steel stocks sold off sharply, the common declining over 1 and the preferred almost as much. Louisville ft Nashville and Missouri Pa clflc were the strongest Issues la the entire list, making only small fractional declines Extensive covering by the shorts, together with buying here and there by strong Inter ests, helped to rally the market before the end of the first half hour. All through the early aession the market waa so activs that at times the ticker was fully ten minutes behind actual operations. EPIDEMIC CLOSES SCHOOLS People ot Xodaway Conaty, Mlsaoarl, Victims of Both Scarlet Fever aad Smallpox. MARYVILLE. Mo., Nov. 12. (Special Telegram.) The people of Nodaway county are ot the opinion that they are getting more of the Ills of life than is their share. Scarlet fever is raging through cut all portlona of the county, while there are not a few rases of smallpox with which to contend. On account of the prevelance of scar let fever, the Herron school, four miles northwest of this city, haa been closed. The Longbranrh church, southeast ot here, will hold no services for at least thirty daya. The district schools in the same rnigbborhood have been closed. Nineteen families are under quarantine In tbat vicinity with smallpox. Reports from other parts of ths county ars almokt as bad. In Maryville the school attend ance has been decreased nearly one-half as the result of smallpox and scarlet fever. ROCK ISLAND LOCATES LINE Maps Oat Boats for Tracks Connect ing Kansas City with St. I.oala. SEDAUA. Mo.. Nov. 12. The Rock Island's St. Louis-Kansas City Una has been definitely located from Windsor, west ward to Henry county. Leaving Windsor the road will run north and west to Leeton, parallelling the high line of the Missouri, Kansas A Texas through Leeton. It will leave Warrenaburg twelve ratios and Holden two miles to the north, but will pass through Plessant Hill and thence to Kansas City. Work is being pushed by seven sub-contractors between Warsaw and Cole Camp and will begin at -""4 Ztqjb Windsor west. CATHOLIC VARSITY PROSPERS Saves Money aad Redares Debt During? irar Which Has Jasf t losed. WASHINGTON. Nov. 12. The annual meeting of the trustees of the Catholic University of America wss held today. Those present were: Csrdinal Gibbons, In the chair, and Archbishops John J. Wil liams of Boston. Pstrlck J. Ryan et Phila delphia, John Ireland of 8t. Paul, John J. Keane of Dubuque, John M. Farley of New York, Bishops John L. Spalding bf Peoria, Camtllus P. Maes of Covington, secretary of the board; John 3. Foley ot Detroit, Ignatius F. Horstmanir of Cleveland ' and Rt. Rev. John A. Conaty, D. D., rector ot the university. ' . During the year the receipts amounted to 1518,917 and the disbursements to. 1155.- 268, lesvlng a balance on hand of SJ.ms. The gross Indebtedness ot the university Is 119.1.500. The assets on hand amount to $59,493, making the net Indebtedness 1134. 00, or 111,700 less than last year. ; The committee on organization 'reported In favor of the establishment of VOachlng fellows In different depsrtmeuts. ' Bishop Harkina of Provideafce. R. I., was elected to fill the vacancy caused fcy the death of Archbishop Corrigarf. The board elected the following officers: Cardinal Gibbons, president: Archbishop Williams of Boston, vice president; Bishop Maes of Covington, Ky., Secretary; Tiromaa B. Waggaman of Washington. X). Q-.-idreas-urer. The rector. Bishop Conaty", s ap pointed acting assistant Irrsjuror'. The board voted to lease a stte oft the university grounds for the erection an' apostolic mission house. - Pending advices from Rome, nftthtpg Is known as to who will succeed JRev...Tbomae J. Conaty as rector of the university Tha names of three persons, any 'one. of whom would be agreeable to the trustees, v were submitted, to the pope, but .the latter's decielon in the matter ne nox1 jm. oeen made. The friends of Dr. Conaty are confi dent be will be retained. '' EDUCATION HELPS, INDIANS Snperlntendent of Haskell Indian Institute Submits Glowlnj- Re port to the Department. , WASHINGTON, Nor. t2e-8up'erintendent Pcalrs of Haskell Indian Institute in Kan sas In his annual ' report ; says that al though at times the, resnlts of the work of education among the Indians do not satisfy the onlookers, to those who are In the work, and therefore have opportunities to observe the gradual development of the Individ uala, there is more and more ot encouragement and satisfaction. As proof of the permanent good results of learning to the Indiana the report says that of ninety-five graduates prsvious to the classes of 1902 at least seventy-seven are at work earning their own living and In many instances aiding needy parents or support ing in a respectable. way a little family of their own. . - Of the forty-one gradsn'es of ths classes of 1902 It Is stated that tt.Te is not, one but is qualified to make a re 3rd equal to the earlier graduates. The undergraduates si.vro- making ex cellent records. . The fari. However, that ths percentage of successes among tmdergradu atea is not as large as among graduates Is elted as a strong argument In favor of the continuation ot thorough educational work. There Is a constantly Increasing demand from among the Indian population of the country for enrollment at this and other schools. HUNTER TIRES OF OFFICE Minister to Guatemala,. Tenders His Resignation aad Presldeat Names a Successor. WASHINGTON, Nov. 12. W. Godfrey Hunter has tendered his resignation as United States mlniater to Guatemala. The president has accepted the resignation and has selected Leslie Combes, at present United States pension ngent at Louisville, to succeed Dr. Hunter as minister at Cautemala City. Dr. Hunter also is min ister to Honduras and Mr. Combes will likewise assume that post. Dr. Hunter has had a stormy career in Central American ever since he went there In 1897. It Is assumed that he has at last become tired ot the struggle; for It has been known for some time that he con templated resigning. The place pays $10,000 a year. WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL Kst hrrville, la., to Hare Free Delivery December 1, with Three Carriers. (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, Nov. 12. (Special Tele gram.) Oscar G. Weber has been appointed clerk In the Burlington (la.) postofflce. Free delivery service will be established on December 1 at Estherville, la., with Harlan M. Coombs, Rutherford B. Cain and Roy A. Biakey as carriers and Hugh S. Canton as substitute. The contract for electric wiring of the public building at Cheyenne, Wyo., has been awarded to Riddle & Landon of St. Paul, Minn., at 12,967. INDIANS SUE GOVERNMENT Claim Nearly Half Million Dollars ou Aceoaat of Uivenied Kaasas l.aads. WASHINGTON. Nov. It. A petition has been filed In the court ot claima by Dela ware Indians, claiming to be a band of the Cherokee tribe In Indian Territory, to re cover 3439.46$ with S per cent per annum in terest, from the government. This amount la said to have been Illegally diverted by the United States and paid to New York Indiana. The rase grows out of the occupancy by the New York Indians of lands in Kansas which the Delawarea claim belonged ex clusively to them. ASKS FLAMELESS EXPLOSIVE Hew Mexico Mlaa Inspector Suggests Commission to Make Acrl deats Fewer. WASHINGTON, Nov. 12. Ths annual re port of the United States mine inspector of New Mexico recommends a commission of experts In explosives to experiment with a flameless explosive for use in coal mines. Congress is also asked to place restric tions on the general practice of blasting coal without cutting or undermining. There were seventeen fatal accidents ia New Mexico mines during the year. The total number of tons mined was 1,132,914, a total ot M,6U tons tor & UXs lost. PRESIDENT CUES HUNTING Will Chase Bear with Dogs Near 8mede, Mississippi. TRAIN GREETED EVERYWHERE BY CROWDS People) Aloas; tha Boats Ara Greatly Amased at tha t'acoa ventloa allty of the . Nation's Chief Executive. PITTSBURG Pa.. Nov. 12. President Roosevelt passed through Pittsburg at 10:30 this morning enroute to a point In Missis sippi, where he has arranged to spend sev eral days hunting black bear, as ths guest of President Fish of ths Illinois Central railroad. He Is traveling on a special, train ot three cars, and Is accompanied by Secretary Cortelyou and his physician. Dr. O. A. Lung of the navy. He will go direct to Memphis, Teon., without stops, passing through Columbus and Cincinnati over the Pennsylvania lines. During the short stop here to change engines the president got oat of his car sod paced up and down ths platform. A large crowd bad gathered. After greeting, them with a pleasant "good morning" the president stepped off the platform and took a brisk wslk down the tracks, stopping occasionally to speak to a yard switchman or an engineer In his cab on a siding. The crowd was amazed at this display of unconventlonaltty. The secret service men, with the train, started to follow the presi dent, but he waved them back. The po lice, however, took care to keep the crowd back of the end ot the train and the presi dent had a clear field for his constitutional. The train left at 10:41 for the west, and as It pulled out the crowd cheered heart ily. The president came out on the back platform and waved goodby. C. E. Watts, general superintendent of transportation ot the Pennsylvania lines, and William Bradley, superintendent of railroad police, accompanied the president to Cincinnati. Will Shoot Near Smedes. CINCINNATI,' Nov. 12. Tonight the president is speeding through Kentucky on his way to Bmedes, Miss., about twenty five miles north of Vlcksburg, for a four days' bear hunt. The place selected ia some miles from the railroad , and. in the region which was formerly the favorite hunting ground of General Wade Hampton, the famous leader of the confederate Black Horse cavalry. Years ago ths president and General Hampton planned a hunt, but It was never made, and when Mr. Stuyvesant Fish pro posed the present trip the president readily assented. Hunting bear with horse and hounds will be a new experience tor him. Mr. Fish has arranged to have one of the best packs of hounds In the Mississippi delta at the camp. Tomorrow morning, upon the ar rival of the president's train at Memphis, he will be . joined by Mr. Fish and Mr. John McElbenny of Louisiana, who waa lieutenant In the president's regiment dur Ingjthe Spanish war. The train will then proceed to Smedes - over ths Yazoo dt Mississippi ratlreerdr . Upon- arriving -there It will be run upon a siding, there to re main until next Wednesday, when he will return to Memphis. The trip across Ohio today was pleasant, but uneventful. Despite the fact that the itinerary had not been published, there were waiting crowds at all stations and plenty of cheers as the train swept by. At Trinway, a small place west of Den nlson, the school children lined up on either side of a large American flag and waved their handkerchiefs. The president stepped out on the platform and waved his hat In response. At other places be showed himself snd at Denniaon he made a few remarks to the crowd, saying: I have not merely the' hope, but the be lief, that our people as a whole will so handle themselves that the good times we are enjoying may be continued: that we shall be careful not to mar them by foolish action, and at the same time will have the forethought to eut out any evil that ham pers the development of the good. Shakes Trainmen's Hands. The only stop between Dennlson snd Cincinnati was at Columbus. Dr. Wash ington Gladden and General Axllne greeted the president as he stepped out of his car. After a brief chat with them he went forward and shook hands with the engineer and fireman, who were leaving at the end of that division, and thanked them for the safe run. He was given a parting cheer as he boarded the train to resume his journey. At Cincinnati the train stopped from 6:10 until 6:33. A large crowd was kept without the gates and a space surrounding the president's train was kept clear by a platoon ot police while the cars were switched from the Pennsylvania to the Louisville Nashville tracks snd engines changed. Here General Basil Duke, R. W. Knott, editor ot the Louisville Post, and several officers ot the Louisville & Nash ville road joined the president for his trip as far as Louisville. After the president had greeted ths crowd that was held outside of the gates he returned to the other end of the depot, escorted by quite a crowd, and again sa luted the engineer and other trainmen as he passed tbem. When he reached hla car he held quite a reception with those who surrounded him. As the train pulled out he bowed his farewell acknowledg ments. The train Is expected to reach Memphis at 9: SO tomorrow. HEADS NAILEDJTO THE GATES Fata that Befalls Twenty of the Fol lowers of tha Morocco Pretender. NEW TORK. Nov. 12. Regarding the recent uprising In Morocco, In which a soldier who claimed to be an elder brother of the sultan placed himself at the head of a following and claimed the throne, h.in afterward defeated, ths Times eorra. apondent at Fez, cabling by way ot London, ! says the heads oi twenty oi tns pretender s followers havs been nailed to ths city gates. FOUND ASSYRIOLOGy" CHAIR Phllaathropfsts Glva Haadred Thou aaad Dollars to lalverslty at Poaasylraala. PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 12. Edward W. and Clarence H. Clark of Philadelphia have subscribed 1 100,000 to found a professor ship in Assyriology at the Vnlversity of Pennsylvania. Tbey have been among the largest subscribers to the Babylonisn ex peditions of the university for fourteen years. Dr. H. V. Htlprerht will be ths first pro fessor under ifcJs endowment. CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER Forecast for Nebraska -Fair Thursday, ex cept Kaln or Snow In Kast Portion. Fri day, fair and Warmer. Temperature at Omaha Yeaterdayi Hoar. Dec. Hour. Dear. ft a. as tin t p. m ut m. m Uil X p. a...... 7(1 T a. as U S p. m TO 8 a. m...... UU 4 p. m K3 a. m H4 R p. m 4t lO .a. at 4 H p. m 4lt It a. as HA T p. at 44 12 m..., WO H p. m ..... 4 J p. m. . . . . . 41 VOLCANO BURESFOUR TOWNS Snnta Maria Breeds Death aad D struetloa While Presldeat Sappressea Beports. SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 12. The steam ship Newport, from Panama, brings par ticulars of the recent eruption of Santa Maria, in Guatemala. According to ths officers, the destruction of life snd prop erty baa been Immense and the necessity for relief ships is urgent. The coffee plantations In tha districts of Costa Coca Chuva. Reforma, Palmar, Costa Grande and Kolhuts have been hur ried seven feet deep In volcanic ashes and debris. Thousands of cattle have been de stroyed snd the loss ot human life is thought to be large. The steamship Acapulco, bound south, arrived at Champerleo while the Newport was there and carried to San Jose do Gua temala all the passengers that could crowd abroad. Details from the scene of the greatest damage were hard to get. Kock, Hagamau Co. offered $2,000 to any person who would go to their Mlramlr plantation In Costa Cuca and bring them news of condi tions there, but the offer was not sccepted. President Cabera of Guatemala has re sorted to the most stringent means to pre vent particulars of the damage reaching the outside world. Cable messages are strictly censored and. the people most In terested In the afflicted districts are find ing the greatest difficulty in getting even meager reports. The Newport brings news of the totsl destruction of the towns of Palmar, San Felipe. Colombia and Coate pec. These places are completely buried In debris from Santa Maria. Rethalbue, Matantango and Quezeltenago have ao far escaped witty, little damage. POLICE CATCH ANOTHER GHOUL Negro Grave Robbers Denounce White Janitor, Who Joins Party In Jail. INDIANAPOLIS. Nov. 12. William Mof fatt, charged with being Implicated in the local grave robberies was arrested today. Moffat t was denounced by Rufus Cantrcll and other negroes under arrest. He is white and about 55 years of age. The detectives say he was employed as a Janitor In one of the medical colleges a few years ago, but lost his position because of objections raised by a member of the faculty to his drawing pay as a janitor and receiving money for "material." pantrell told the officers that Moffatt Was shot In "'the -bt'k'hFKb4(v-wtvhauin while robbing a grave in the insane hospital cemetery about four years ago. BANK ROBBERS ARE ARRESTED Five Men Are Identified by the Mar shal They Captured and Bound. CHICAGO, Nov. 12. Five men were ar rested here today charged with robbing the Exchange National bank of Gardner, III., ot S5.000. Tbey were hiding In a amall cottage on Halsted street. All were Identified by the town mar shal of Gardner, who at the time of the robbery was captured by the robbers and tied to a chair. They gave their names as Hugo Blake, Charles Mitchell, William Edwards, Edward House and Samuel Ritchie. BAD COIN MAKER CAUGHT Chicago Police Arrest Man Charwed with Kstklnc Spurious Half Dollars. CHICAGO, Not. 12. Charles Wilder was arrested today on a charge of counterfeit ing. hTe detectives say he was In the act of turning out spurious half dollars when the arrrest was made. It Is also stated tbat the bogus coins had been in circulation since 1899 and are hard to detect. FORT RILEY OFFICER WEDS Captala Batherford Marries Miss Flor cace Lyster of Detroit, Mlchln-aa. DETROIT, Nov. 12. Miss Florence M. Lyster ot this city was married tonight In Chrlat church to Captain Samuel MePher son Rutherford, Fourth cavalry, U. S. A., who is ststloned at Fort Riley, Kan. After the honeymoon the couple will pro ceed to Fort Riley. CALLS FEUD AFFIDAVIT A LIE Jadara Harsrls Denies that Feltner and Marram Hare Made Pabllshed Ckaizti. LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 12 County Judge Hargis today denied the story con tained In alleged affidavits of J. B. Marcum and Moses Feltner concerning his alleged part In the plot to assassinate Marcum. He says no affidavits such as thoae pub lished are on record in the Breathitt court and characterized the whole story aa "lie." Movements of Orrau Vessels Nov. 12, At New York Arrived Oceanic, from Liverpool: Nerkar, from Hremn. Sailed St. I.ouia, for Southampton; Teutonic, for Liverpool. At Uveroool Arrived Canadian. from New York: Haxotila. from Boston. Sailed Belgenland. lor Philadelphia; Georgia nu, for New York; Hylvanla. for Boston; Ma inilc. for New York, via Uueenstown. At London Arrived Mesaba, from New York. Balled Columbian, for Boston. At Browhead Ftur ed Nordlund, from Philadelphia. for 1-lverpool; Common wealth, from Boston, for Uueenstown and Liverpool; Germanic, from New York, for Queeimtown and Uverpool. At Southampton Arrived Bt, Paul, from isw j or it. At Antwerp Sailed Switzerland, for Philadelphia. At the Lizard Paused Rotterdam, from New York. f"r Amsterdam. At I-eahorn Arrived karamanta, from New York, via NupU'S and (irnoa. At (ilitsgov. Arrived tiarmatUn, from Montreal. At Hong Kong Arrived ling Suey, from Ta oma. At Yokohama Sailed Olyrapla, from HongtRoiig. etc., (or laconia. At (j'entown Arrived Commonwealth from boston, fur Liverpool, and proceeded. TALK OF CURRENCY Bankers' Convention Dinrasse and Branch Banging. Aseti DO NOT AGREE WITH FOWLER'S IDEAS Vesting Cries No When Congressman Asta Acquiescence, bit Cheers Him. PUBLIC WILL ONLY HAVE PRESENT SYSTEM Dawes Bays Combines Are Too Greatly Feared for Bank Consolidation CENTRAL OFFICE MIGHT CURTAIL LOANS Prr-mt Local Firms Help Country i'.evflos by Leading Money, hut t'rntrallsed Finance Would Jeopardise Custom. 1 NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 12. The second day's session of the American Bankers' as sociation was resumed at 10 o'clock today after prayer by Bishop O. A. Rauxel. The discussion of the currency question commenced with Congressman Charles N. Fowler's address on assets, turrency and branrh banking. He discussed :he features of his bill extempore,. The call of states was deferred until later. The discussion of the currency ques tion was then commenced. Congressman Charles N. Fowler spoke on assets, cur rency and branch banking. He discussed the features of his bill extempore. Congressman Fowler was given close at tention. He did not spare the bankers, but criticised them with a freedom which won out by its force. He was given an ovation -when he had concluded, though more than once when he asked If the convention did not agree with the doctrines he was ex pounding he was snswered with "No." Former Comptroller Charles 6. Dawes spoke .substantially as follows: HeforniH In Finances. FinanclHl reforms In the Tutted Rtates, with its vast population and diversified In t rests, are, as they t-hould be. a matter of evolution. Public si'iitlmciit Im the factor which In mtittcr affecting hII classes of the people, th-termlnes the trend of legis lation In r presentatlve governments. A general public perception of the need of reform in our currency laws will lead, as a rule, to corrective leRiKlntlon, provided our lawmakers and currency reformers will ad ocate practical plana which are not so radical as to be at variance with Hnrt In advance of public sentiment. Whatever may be our Individual theories as bankers as to branch banking, reform of the pres ent suhtreasiiry yptem and asset and en-.ergency circulation, we, should view with distrust and apprehenalon, as practical men, the extremely radical and compre hensive measures hiikkphici! at the nrescnt time, covering not only avxct snd emergency circuintiun, out tirancn banking and sub- treaaury cnanaes as well. We had beet conclude at the outset that whatever may bo the legislative outcome of the universal discussion and public In terest relative to me trust question, until congress settles Its mind as to what to do with the question of the relation of the government to the present great Industrial combinations It is not going to take down,, the bars and remove the existing reetrtc ttrnrt upon branch hanking, thus further t:o:IlltoMs' hr. itrofrrM :oriscilp'atlau in,,.-. the bunklnn interests, wlik-h -(a a.rSi1y a-o tng on to some extent through other devices - than the tirancu banking system. tluestloa, of Branch, Banks. Whether branch banklna- la rlifht ' or wrong as an economic principle, as practical men we can mage up our minrts at the out set that the public will have nothing to do row wltn the tiranrh banking Ideas, and that to couple it with another measure of currency reform In any plan of legislation will be to injure the chances of both. The most of the argument for branch banking assumes that a community can he an well served by an agent acting nt u its tunce under delegated authority as by tii independent local Institution poaseSHliix f ill authority ana power to paas upon Ihu questions. Now the record of corporiitu,., development In the United Ptates lndlcuii that the process or centralization and con solidation which Is going on la accompanied by the absorption into head offices of an Increasing number of functions formerly exercised by Independent Institutions. The branch bank, operating under less expense than the independent bank. ca4 take the hulk of the deposits by orferlrig a higher rate of Interest to depositors. But the man who develops a country the man who starts a little manufacturing industry who starts - a small wholesale business v. hq. starts in a sinull way to de velop the mineral resources of the coun try is th very one wnoae - credit is to be curtailed and his chance to found or IncreaKo a business Injured by the brancn Dantcing system, in uits coun try we are leading; the world commer cially, because, under our law and govern ment, we nave made it our special erron to protect the rights, interests and oppor tunities of the individual and of the small enterprise. To the protective tariff system. which kept the noou or foreign competition from our manufacturing Interests Id tbelr earlier Ht.igts. ve owe In irreat part our magnificent industrial development as a nation. The Vnlted States hits Just tailored fairly upon the work ot developing Its al most boundless resources, aim we ar not ready aa a nation to dispense with tha small business man or curtail his oppor tunities. eed for Klastle tlrealatloa. What we should do now la to consolidate our wholo effort behind some measure for an elastic, circulation, the need of which we all feel, in support or such a measure both the friends and opponents of branch banking can unite. lrt us now advocate ror tne purpose of allowing elasticity to bank note issues to protect the banks and the community In times of panic, a small amount of uncov ered notes. In addition to the secured notes, which should be authorized by law under the following limitations: Thny should be subjected to so heavy a tax that they could not be lxaued In normal times for the )urpose or profit, but would be available n times of emergency. This tax should be so large upon the solvent Issuing banks as to provide a fund, which, in connection with the pro rata share of the a.-isets of an Insolvent bank, would be sufficient to re oeem the notes In f ill, wlthiut necessitat ing any preference of noteholders over de positors or any insolvent issuing bank. The tax should be so large as. to force this currency Into retirement aa soon as the tinergency passes. Such s currency could be used only to lessen the evil effect of the too rapid liquidation of credits which are coll aiming under a financial panic, but could not be profitably tiaed as a hauls of business speculation and Inflation. It should be to the business community what the clearing house certificates are to our cities In limes of panic a remedy for an emergency, not an Instrument of current business Mr. White devoted much of his address to a discussion of the Fowler bill, embody ing the principle of asseta currency which was before congress last winter. The following resolution was adopted: Whereas, Experience haa demonstrated ths Inadequacy of our present currency sys tem, and believing that the best interests of the country demand a system flexible as well as stable, be It Resolved. That the American Bankers' association record its unqualified approval of ths enactment of a law Imparting a greater degree of elasticity to our currency system, making it responsive to the de mands of the business Interests of the' country. Resolved. That we favor the appointment by the president of this assnctulion of a committee of seven members of tha associa tion, selected with reference to their anility and high character aa bankers and their experience In monetary affairs, anil repre senting different part of the country, for the purpose of carefully cotislnerlng the entire sibjact and rcMrt to the next mi-cling of this association. Willis 8. Payne of New York spoke ou "Aa Emergency Currency," urging the ue- (Cootlnusd on Second fscs.)