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( j:staulishei) june u, isti. OMAHA, TI1UKSDAY MOIINIMU, KOVEM1JE11 20, 1 1)02 TEX PAGES. S1XJLE COPY TIIHEE CENTS. v ft SPEAKS AT MEMPHIS President Attends Reception! Organized in Honor of General Wright DAY IS ONE CONTINUAL ROUND OF FEASTS Parades and Receptions An Interspersed Between Various Banquets. ROOSEVELT PRAISES SOUTHERN FOLK Bays Tennessee Sent Pioneers to Pacifio and Now to Manila. NEGROES ALSO PAY HONOR TO GUESTS Whlt and Colored People Arrange Separate . Functions Which Are Athi!tl hjr Nation's Head and Returned Hero. MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 19. Today's fes tivities celebrating the homecoming of General Luke E. Wright, vice governor of the Philippines, waa remarkable by the warm welcome extended to blm and to President Roosevelt, who visited the city to do him honor. The program was a lung one. After the president' arrival there was a parade through the streets to the Gayoso hotel, where breakfast was tendered the president and General Wright by the women of Memphis. In the after noon tho president spoke at two receptions, one at the Auditorium given by the whites and the other In the black section of the city given by the colored people. Later there was a Colonial Dames tea at the Gayoso, and In the evening1 a banquet at the Gayoso hotel, at which the president delivered a set speech. Including some brief remarks at the .breakfast, the presi dent spoke four times during the day. Altogether It was a splendid tribute to the affection and esteem In which General Wright Is held at home. That Mrs. Wright waa also popular was made apparent by the applause that greeted every reference to her. ( Wright Greet Roosevelt. President Roosevelt and party arrived In the city this morning promptly at 9 o'clock from Bmedes, Mine., on a special train over the Yazoo ft Mississippi Valley railroad. The journey from Smedes waa devoid of special Incident. The president upon his arrival here was given an enthusiastic demonstration when be alighted from his car at the station. He was met by a large delegation of represent ative citizens with bands and escorts of po lice officers and detective In plain clothes. The local committee desired General Wright to await the president's coming at1 the Gayoso hotel, but the general vetoed the arrangement and was the first to grasp the president's hand as be stepped from tb train. The president greeted General Wright with great cordiality. . Among those In the president's party irW-'fV?'HjsMwt at.tka JIM? " " nois Central railroad; J. M. Dickinson, gen eral solicitor of the same road; Dr. Lung, the president' private physician; several newspaper correspondents and secret serv Ice men. The parade was at once formed and as the long line swung Into motion for the inarch through the city cannon stationed on the river front near the custom house boomed a salute of twenty-one guns. Tb parade was beaded by the chief of police and other police officers, banda and a large escort of citizens on horseback, after which came the carriage containing the president, General Luke K. Wright, Mr. Cortelyou and W. J. Crawford, chair man of the general committee. The line of march was first through the residence portion of the city to the customs bouse and along the route many bouses were decorated with flags and bunting. In the business portion of the city the crowds and decorations Increased, the principal V i building being gay with color. Along Main atreet the sidewalks presented solid lines of people and the president was kept busy bowing his acknowledgments of greet tng. Th parade ended at the Hotel Gayoso wher th party alighted, and an Informal reception was held. Several hundred clti sens shook hands with the president. Gen eral Wright, who arrived In his native city last night, waa also cordially greeted. a rtiiri iun rvuciiuu riramrut nuuHTcit X retired to his room for a short rest. y Praise Mr. Wright. I At noon a breakfast waa given in honor vi uisunguisueo. visitor oy me women of Memphis, which was attended by Gov ernor McMillan, General Joe Wheeler and a number of other prominent local per ons. In response to a toaat proposed In his honor by Judge Hammond, on behalf of Mrs. Hammond, President Roosevelt spoke as follows I do know of southern women, for I am the son of one of them. If anything could add to my oleasure at belnc here on be half of the nation to apeak of the debt of gratitude that we owe to Oeneral Wright for the way he ha stood for whatever Is highest and bHt In the nation, out In th Philippines, It would be to have the chance or meeting Mrs. Wright. I wish to aay her re that no small part of our future success In dealing with the peo ple of the Philippine win depend upon the social attitude taken by our leading representative toward them, and a great debt of gratitude la due not only to Gov ernor right for the work that he has done In his sphere, but to Mr. Wright for what she has done In her. Iu the afternoon the white residents en tertained the president and General Wright la the Auditorium. Honor of War Heritage. Here, speaking quit Impromptu, Mr. Roosevelt said: The memories of the civil war are now heritages at honor alike for those whose fathers wore the blue and gray. There Is on curious and not inappropriate coinci dence today my mother s brother served under Mrs. Wright a father In the confed erate navy. Proceeding h paid a high trlbut to General Wright, who he said had left the honor of America stainless la th Philip pines and had aided the home government In eliminating party politics from tb In sular administration. At the close of thia gathering the two distinguished guest attended a demon stration organised by th negroes. The reception tender by th colored peo ple was truly remarkable. General Wright earned their undying gratitude during two yellow fever epidemic twenty years ago, by remaining here and seeing that th sick were cared for. General Wright In address ing th colored audlenc spoke chiefly of their future, telling them of th difficult problems before them. He said It would pertaps have been better for both race had the change from slavery to citizenship not come so suddenly Th president' reception when k was Introduced beggar description. Th peopl Continued on 6con& Page ) HORSE MEAT TAKES TUMBLE Germaa Rat Einlne Steak la I-arge Quantities, Especially Sow ' Beef Ik Hlh. BERLIN, Nor. 19 Qu''.,.. - for fat 600 pound horses for slaughttv'Vy '. e fallen from $37.60 and $40 to $25 ant. mid dling and lean from $25 and $2' "0 In consequence of the exposure of -quantities of horse meat sold as beet N used for making sausage. Horse flesh has long been regular arti cle of food In Germany, but municipal ordl naees In most cities require that it be sold as such. The high price of meat has, however, caused recently these laws to be evaded. While the German frontiers are closed to the Importations of live cattle, broken down horses are being brought by shiploads from England and are fattened for butcher ing. FRIEND OF AMERICA DEAD Lafayette' Last Granddana-hter Passes Away, Leaving Three Bona and One Dsniktcr, PARIS, Nov. 19. Marquise de Cbambrun died yesterday. She was the last grand daughter of Lafayette and her life was notable for her constancy in maintaining the family's cordial feeling for America. Her oldest son. Marquis de Charabmn, who Is a member of the Chamber of Depu ties, becomes the ranking representative of the Lafayette family. He was formerly counsellor of the French embassy at Wash ington and married a daughter of Mrs. Bel lamy Storer. The second son of the de ceased marquise also baa an American wife. Her third son represented the Lafayette family at the recent Rochambeau exercises st Washington and her only daughter la the wife of Count Savorgnan de Brazza, the explorer of the Congo. IMPROVE LONDON DEFENSES British War Office Erect Batterle and Prepare to Repel Pos sible Invader. LONDON, Nov. 19. Efforts of a far reaching character have been set on foot to fortify the metropolis against possible attack. It la said that when Lord Roberts took over his poet of commander-in-chief of the British army he personally Investi gated the defenses of London and found them to be very Imperfect. Since then powerful batteries have been mounted on elevations commanding the principal roads between London and the south coast. New fortification are be ing rapidly constructed along the banks of the Thames and Woldlngham has been fitted up as a center for mobilization. MUSIC AND JPAPERS CEASE Berlin Keep Day of Penance with No Newspaper to , c -- V - -- --- ." '' : - .. BERLIN, Nov. 19. This 1 the national day of penance and prayer here. Public opinion prohibits playing any music except sacred music In private houses. The royal opera tonight rendered Cherublnl's requiem "The Last Supper," and the musio of 'Parsifal." The morning papers, which ceased type setting at midnight, publish serious ar ticlea adapted to the day. No evening pa per were Issued and no morning papera will be published tomorrow, because It would require work today. REBELS DISCUSS SURRENDER Colombian Power In Conference Endeavor to End Lone Revolt. PANAMA, Nov. 19. The steam tug Boli var returned thi evening from Agua Dulce, and It is understood that the revolu tion General Herrera Is on board. Admiral Casey sent a launch to convey the government commissioners, General Salazar and Vasques Vnd General Comas, chief of General Perdomo's staff on board Bolivar. The condition of surrender which will be offered to the revolution ists will be those mentioned in President Marroquin' amnesty decree. VANDALS ATTACK STATUES Break Ba Relief with Hammer for second Time In Three Year. BERLIN. Nov. 19. Vandals have again attached Ave of the statues in the Slegeea Allee, the historical aeriea erected by Em peror William at his personal expense. The statues themselves were not harmed, aa they stood out of the reach of the depreda tor, but pieces of the baa reliefs surround ing the base were broken, apparently by a hammer. A previous mutilation occurred In 1899 and, though a large reward was offered, the culprit was never caught. HOOT RETIRING PRESIDENT Rlotona Demonetratloa by the People Mark the Chance of Admin istration la Brasll. RIO JANEIRO. Nov. 19. Riotous dem onstrations yesterday marked the de parture from the city of th retiring presi dent, Dr. Campoa Sallea. Crowd of people hooted the former president and atoned newspaper offices. Troops charged the rioters. At leaat one man waa killed, a number of persons were Injured and numerous ar rest were made. CARNEGIE IS RECOVERING Doctor Bay There I No Cans for Slightest Anxiety a to HI Condition. LONDON, Not. 19. Andrew Carregl. who was affected by something be ate while on the continent, I rapidly recovering. The doctor aay there I no cause what ever for anxiety and that Mr. Carnegi only neds a few daya' rest. Danish Commission Selected. COPENHAGEN, Nov. 19. Th Danish government ha selected all th members of th commission which 1 to go to th Danish West Indies In December to Inveatl- gat and report upon the neceasary steps to be taken for the Improvement of the economic conditions of the Islands. M. Norllen, chief of th department of rail roads and telegraphs In th ministry of public works, to bead, ot th commission. MITCHELL'S ORDEAL IS OYER Miners' Leader Leaves Box After Refusing to Divide Organization, PASTOX HIGHLY PRAISES UNION'S WORK Una Decreased fcaloon and Increased Oeneral Moral of Foreign Born Men Imported to Re dace Waaje. SCRANTON, Pa., Nov. 19. After being on the stand for four and a half days Mr. Mitchell completed his teetimony before the anthracite strike commission at noon today. During his ordeal he was examined by his own attorney and those of the Erie company, the Delaware ft Hudson, the Del aware, Lackawanna A Western, the Le high Valley and the Philadelphia and Rtad'ng Coal and Iron company, and also by the attorneys of the Independent oper ators. He was followed by the Rev. Peter Rob erts, D. D., of Mahnoy City, ra., a con gregational minister who has studied the anthracite coal Industry and has written a book on the subject. He was still on the stand when the commission adjourned. One of the most important things brought out during Mr. Mitchell's exami nation today was his emphatic declaration hat the miners were opposed to separat- ng the anthracite and bituminous miners. thus creating two organization. The nonunion men, that. Is those who remained at work during the strike, were made a part? to the arbitration today. Mr. Mitchell announced that he is also representing thousands of nonunion men who struck with the unionists, and that all the workmen would abide by the award of the arbitrators, "or get out of the union." Mr. Mitchell, answering questions by Mr. Ross, said that an increase In wages without adopting the weighing system would not meet the demands of the miners. An eight-hour day would increase the annual Income of the men. Oppose Separate t'nlon. When Mr. Ross concluded his examination M. Mitchell was cross-examined by Simon P. Wolverton, counsel of the Reading Iron and Coal company. He said It would be impossible for him to give In detail the conditions at each mine, or even under each company. He also declared that It would neither be possible nor desirable to divide the mlno workers Into two separate organizations one bituminous and the other anthracite. 'The anthracite miners," he said, "have had Independent and separate organiza tions in the past. They have had several of them. They have gone. They do not want any more of their organizations to go the same way." The reply excited some Interest because this plan was suggested by Carroll D. Wright in his report on the strike to President Roosevelt. James H. Torrey of Scranton, represent ing the Delaware ft Hudson company, fol lowed with a number of Inquiries on th subject, of th tioUikai. -occurred at. Shan, andoah. - Mr. Mitchell waa emphatic in saying that the reports sent out were grossly exagger ated and that but one life was lost. Tha sheriff' appeal to the governor for aid, he said,, waa overdrawn. The Individual operators, who have not up to the present time pressed their case before the commission, through one of their attorneys, Ira H. Burns of Scranton, in quired of the commission if they would be given the opportunity to examine witnesses when questions arose which are different with them than with the companies. Judge Gray answered that they would. Mr. Mitchell, in reply to Mr. Burns, said that when a man strikes be does not vol untarily give up his job, but he strikes for an Improvement in the conditions ot his job. If he wins he gets back the position. If he loses he goes back with his hat In bis hand and asks for a job. Judge Gray here Interrupted to explain the understanding of the commission with respect to the returning to work of men who had been on strike. He said: I think the understanding Is that, pending the confederation of the questions bv this commission, the striker were to return im mediately to work, nnd I think the further understanding Isdon't let me be misun derstood is tnat tne nonunion men should not be Interfered with nor displaced from employment generally by the return of union men. Will Abide ay Decision. Mr. Mitchell declared with emphasis In the course of subsequent examination that the miners will carry out to the letter the decision of the commission, "or go out of our union." Judge Gray then announced the decision of the commission in the matter of the ap plication of John T. Lenahan and John T. O'Brien, attorneys for the nonunion men. to appear In the case. In the light of all their claims, said Judge Gray, they would be allowed to appear, but the commission could not consent to the withholding from the public of the names of the nonunion men aa their attorney had desired. After Mr. Lenahan assented to this Judge Gray announced that the commission would see that no unfair use would be made of the namea. Mr. Darrow insisted that Messrs. Lenahan and O'Brien really represented the opera tors and not the nonunion men. "Whether they be here in that way or not," Judge Gray quickly replied, "they represent an Important element In the In vestigation, men who work for their living and who are Interested In the findings of this commission. We have considered that very carefully from all sides." Responding to a request for a sugges tion as to what should be done In the mat ter of child labor. Mr. Mitchell said a law should be enacted providing that after a certain time children under 14 years of ago should not be employed In the break ers. The only way now that the operators could prevent It would be to refuse to em ploy children until they were 14 year old. It frequently happened that parent swore tasely repardlng the ages ot chil dren. The miners' president after being under the croas-exanilnatlon of more than a half dozen lawyers for four and a half days, then left the stand. Rev. Peter Roberta, D. D., of Mahanoy City, who Is th author of a book on the anthracite coal Industry, waa next called. He took up th sociological conditions In the fields and folowed this with sta tistics to show thst the occupation ot th mlns worker was mora hazardous than any other large Industry, not excepting railroading. Answering questions by Mr. Wolverton he said there were four methods ot pay ment In the anthracite region, by th car, by weight, by the yard and by the day. The wagea paid were far from uniform and he went on to describe the change mad In the size of th cars from seventy- (.Continued on Second Pag.) BANDITS ROB GAMING JOINT Two Men Hold I Crowd and Decamp with Mach Booty. MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 19. Two bandits held up a gaming den at Columbia Heights tonight and secured $1,943 from the score of players and the , proprietors. Harvey Howard, a negro porter, waa shot. The gambling bouse, which is operated by a syndicate of porting men. Is at the end of a trolly line leading from Minne apolis. Each robber used a dark handkerchief to shield the lower part of his face. There are two entrances to the place and the bandits, appearing simultaneously at either door, ordered the inmates to bold up their bands. The score of attendants and playera were lined up on one sldo of the room and while one robber covered them his partner published on Monday with DlBtrict At robbed them and the tills. First Robert I torney Summers. Colonol Mosby stated Bryce, tho manager, was searched. He was relieved of his revolver, which was thrown out of a window; then $16S' was extracted from bis pockets. Ingram Fllrk, treasurer of the resort, yielded SL60L Half a dozen patron of the place were relieved of sums ranging from $10 to $40. ' While the robbery was In progress Steve Carlson, who lodges upstairs, looked In. He made a hasty exit, with four bullets In ineffectual pursuit. Then Harvey Howard, he colored por ter, aroused from a nap by the shots, bounded In to learn the cause and bounded out again, but two bullet one In each leg, tumbled him Into the street, where he lay for half an hour until rtie of the robbed men bore him Inside aftef the robbers had left. J. D. Sullivan, the saloonkeeper, saved $38 by hiding the money (between his legs and pretending to be knofk-kneed. While the second robbej was complying with his leader's order t "Get the rig," Sullivan's clothes caught jure as the hud dled crowd had pressed lira close to the stove. i The remaining bandit directed a realign ment of the victims because, as he said, he did not want to butn the man up. When the second robber returned the ban dits backed out, keeping t.fce crowd covered with their revolvers untllitbey themselves had disappeared Into the! darkness. FIND DYING TRAIN ROBBER Refuse to Give Itame of Accomplice, bnt They Are Fonnd by Other Mean. TRINIDAD, Colo., Nor. 19. The Colorado ft Southern train robber who waa shot by the express messenger during the at tempt to rob his car last night was found near the scene of the attempted holdup this morning with a bullet hole through his stomach. He died a short time afterward. The man refused to give bis name or those of his accomplices. Letters on his person, however, led to his identification as A. E. Hudson, a Gray Creek coal miner. . i ,. , Alexander Clark, who Is .'imposed to be one of the' gang, was arrestd-as he Was boarding a train here this evening, but he stoutly affirms bis innocence. He is about 30 years of age and single. Mrs. Hudson, wife of the dead robber, is confined In the county Jail. She denied all knowledge of the holdup and said her husband, accompanied by Alexander Clark, started on a hunting trip yesterday The gun which Hudson used was found, however, under the mattress of a bed In her house, and she finally admitted it had been brought to the house about 1 o'clock this morning by Guy LaCroIx, another sus pect. Posses are now scouring the country In search of LaCrolx and the other miss ing robber and It Is thought their capture will be effected tonight. All the robbers were Gray Creek miners. A rumor at 10:30 o'clock was to the effect that the remaining two robbers had been surrounded at the head of Frejolle creek, near the scene of the holdup, and that a hard fight between the posse and robber was being fought. PETER POWER PAYS PIPER Lose Mercer Case aad 1 Ordered to Foot BIT Bill of -Cost. MINNEAPOLIS. Nov. 19. A decree has been entered by Judge Lochran of the fed eral court in the case of Peter Power end Camllle Weidenfeld against the Northern Pacific, which was beard before Judge Amidon September 29, 1902. The decree holds the retirement of preferred stock ot the defendant company to have been reg ular and lawful. It la further ordered as to all the mat ters alleged In the bill of complaint, charg ing a violation of law upon the part of the defendant, by reason of the acquisition of a majority and controlling interest in the stock of the defendant and of the Great Northern railway by the Northern Securi ties company, the bill of complaint be dis missed for the following reasons: First Because the Northern Securities company is a necessary party to the de cision of the question thus raised. Second Because a stockholder or toek holders of the defendant have no standing to raise these questions In a court of equity. It is also decreed that the defendant have and recover of Peter Power and Camllle Weidenfeld costs and disbursements. The attorneys for tb defendant have filed an Itemized bill of costs, amounting to about $9,500. MAY DELAY THE TREATY Difference Arise Between the Stat Department aad the Colombian Government, WASHINGTON, Nov. 19. Differences have arisen between the Stat department and the Colombian government which may delay an agreement upon the terms of a canal treaty beyond the time in which It has been expected to conclude the treaty, Secretary Hay has furnished the Col ombian minister, Mr. Concha, with a mem orandum setting forth the position of thia government which was prepared by th secretary after he had received a similar memorandum from Mr. Concha defining the Colombian position. There are differ ences between the two which must be reconciled before a treaty can be drawn. It ia apparent that Mr. Hay has taken a firm position and did not adopt all the terms proposed by th Columbian gov ernment. It Is assumed that Mr. Conch will refer the points of variance to hia government and thus time will be consumed, at It will take seversl days to get a reply from Bo gota to bis Inquiries. To what extent the difference) may prov to be obstacles in the way ot a consumma tion of a treaty remains to b seen. MSB. IS NOT SATISFIED Takes Issue with Interview with District Attorney Summers. LAW CONTEMPLATES NO TIME ALLOWANCE Tea Thousand Dollar Still Remain to He Distributed Anion; the Omaha Indian Wlnneb. (or to Come Neat. (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (Special Tele gram.) Colonel Mosby, special agent of the general land office, charged with the duty of reporting illegal fences on the public domain in Nebraska, Is not at all satisfied with the Interview which The Bee today, after reading the interview, that he had made no agreement with District Attorney Summers that proceedings In court against the fence men should be withheld until after sixty days had ex pired. He stated that he had no lawful right to make such an agreement, nor bad the district attorney.' "My letters to Colonel Bummers," said Colonel Moody, "will show that I com plained against the violation of the fencing law In Nebraska long since and that 1 stated that the statutes regarding Illegal fencing were a dead letter so far as Ne braska was concerned. The general land office. In Ita Instructions, directs special agents to give to cattlemen sixty days' notice within which to pull down the fences, but the act of congress requires a district attorney to Institute suit to re move a fence as soon as an affidavit la filed complaining of It. I had no right to repeal the statute. I was appointed to enforce the law by calling the attention of the district attorney to Illegal fences and It was his business to bring suit to remove the same. If Mr. Summers has not been apathetic then why has he not resented my letters complaining of his apathy? Tho letters which I have written to him regard ing this matter, covering a period ot several months, are made part of my re port. Complaints were filed a year ago with Mr. Summers against Miller ft Letth for the notorious negro entries which ap pear in the Alliance land office and later complaint was filed with this same officer of the government calling attention to illegal fences which they maintained, yet nothing was done by Mr. Summers to cor rect these gross violations of the stat utes. " John H. Pratt of Omaha Is at the New Willard. There remains In the treasury about $10,000 to the credit ot the Omahas and the major portion ot this will soon have been disbursed, completing as far as pos sible the payments to this tribe. Agent Mathewson today requested a transfer of a portion of this sum to his credit for Immediate disbursement. Commissioner Jones Has not been advised Just how soon payments to the WInnebagoes will com mence, but says Agent Mathewson Is now prurarlng-' thu mI.s, ladles llttg ae Is set ting in readiness for these disbursements.. . Dietrich on Reciprocity. Senator Dietrich, who was one of the leaders In the fight against Cuban reci procity last year, has arrived In Washing ton as fully charged with opposition to that scheme as when he left last summer. He says that the fight will be continued when the proposition comes up again to reduce the duties on Cuban sugars. Speak ing of thia matter today, he said: "The Sugar trust and Its supporters In the senate and the house will undoubtedly seek legislation favorable to Its Interests, but It will not succeed. I shall adhere to the stand I took at the last session. I see Yo reason to change. I am not an op ponent of President Roosevelt; In fact I stand with him, but I will aot vote for any legislation for a reduction of Cuban duties which does not comprehend a repeal of the differential on refined sugar. We would only antagonize our own people In the Philippines by legislating so and It would only aid a lot of foreigners and the Sugar trust." In the Departments. Wheeler G. Hand has been designated as member of the civil service board for the postofflce at Lead, S. D. Walter P. Robb of Valparaiso, W. P. Hlte of Grand Island, Neb., Herbert L. Dauson of Maynard, Vernon W. Harris of Fonda, Bodo Laulke of Audubon, la., and Albert C. Bennett ot Demont, S. D., have been appointed railway mail clerks. These Iowa rural free delivery routes will be established December 1: Auburn, Sac county, one route, area covered, twenty-one square miles; population, 35. George, Lon county, two routes; area, forty-seven square miles; population, 907. Odebolt, Sac county, one route; area, twenty-three square miles; population, 412. Sergeant Bluff, Woodbury county, one route; area, twenty-six square milea; pop ulation, 420. Sioux Rapids, Buena Vista county, twooutes; area, forty-nine aquare miles; population, 756. CASE IS NOT APPEALABLE Decision of Jastlc Brewer In the Colorado Fnel and Iron Com pany Litigation. WASHINGTON, Nov. Sitting In his chair as presiding Justice for the Eighth judicial circuit. Justice Brewer ot the United Statea supreme court, today denied aa application for an appeal to the circuit court for that circuit from the decision of Judge Caldwell, providing tor the appoint ment of a master in chancery to supervise the meeting of the stockholders of the Colorado Fuel ft Iron company, to be held December 10. The argument consumed about two and one-balf hours time, and at the conclusion Justice Brewer announced his decision. He held that It the presentation to the circuit court ot Colorado of the petition for appeal, accompanied, as It wss, by an assignment of errors and tender of bond, did not con stitute the taking of an appeal within the meaning ot the law. It was now too late for him to allow the appeal. But he said that If that did constitute the taking ot an appeal, then the caae was already In th circuit court ot appeals, and It could not make any order tor supercedeas, etc., re quisite to make the appeal effective. H therefore refused to take any action whatever In th case. Th effect of the decision i to leav the case where it was placed by Judge Caldwell's order, and pre sumably the meeting for th election of director under the supsrvlslon of Master Seymour D. Thompson will proceed, on the 10th proximo. In accordance with Judge Caldwell's order, unless those opposed to such action find a way to prevent it. At torneys Beaman and McKenney say tbey bad by no means exhausted their resources, but declined to Stat what step would b taken next. CONDITION OF THE WEATHER Forecist for Nebraska Fnlr In Hast, Rnln, Turning to Snow, ami CoMer In West Portion Thursday; 1'rldHy, enow. Temperature nt Oninhn Yrsterdnrt llnnr. A a , ni H a. m T a. m M a. ni 0 a. ni Dear. . at . :t:t . ni . :i . :tt Hour. 1 P. 2 P. a P. 4 p. (V p. l p. T P. M p. 1t p. Pea. 4 J 44 41 4 47 47 411 4.1 41 1( a 11 a 12 u 41 41 41 ni . nt . BLISS ARRIVES IN HAVANA President Palma ftrret Him and Ap point! Commission to Dlseos Treaty. HAVANA, Nov. 19. General Tasker II. Bliss, United States army, who has been sent here to Investigate conditions with a view to negotiating a reciprocity treaty be tween Cuba and the United States, arrived today. President Palma sent his aide to greet General Bliss and placed his private launch and carriage at his disposal. General Bliss afterwards paid a visit to the United States minister and called In his official capacity on General Palma with the American minister.. President Palma convened a special meet ing ot thn cabinet this evening at which It was practically decided to form a com mission consisting of one representative from each of the economic societies and the secretary of state to confer with Gen eral Bliss. WANT OREGON IRRIGATED Mate Association I rites Ciovernment to Commence Reclaiming Land. PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 19. The Oregon Irrigation association today adopted reso lutions requesting K. S. New all, chief hydrographer of the United States geolog ical aurvey, to begin work at once on reclamation projects under the national irrigation law, A P. Davis, representing the geological survey. In an address to the convention, said the United State government would not Interfere with any existing rights, and that companies organized to reclaim arid lnnds under the Carey act would bo al lowed to proceed without hindrance. He advised the association to collect data and recommend sites for reservoirs and sec tions most favorable for irrigation. CHAFFEE WILL MAKE REPORT Anticipates Radical Chanare In Phil ippines a Result of Recom mendation. CHICAGO, Nov. 19. General Chaffee and hi two staff officers. Lieutenant Harper and Captain Lindsay, left Chicago to night for New York,1 where the general will be located permanent'.y. .. After bclnn duJ . Installed In. hla new quarters in' New York General Chaffee will visit Washington and present a re port which Is said to cover 8,000 type written pages. While refusing to discuss matters to be. presented to the government in his official capacity, he Intimates that some radical changes may be expected in the Philippine Islands as a consequence of his report. OFFERS TO AID GRAND JURY Denver District Attorney Think one Necessary, bnt Promise Help. DENVER, Nov. 19. The district attor ney today submitted to Judge S. L. Car penter of the criminal division of tho dis trict court a letter by the committee of attorneys that has been Investigating al leged frauds at the late election, request ing him to call a grand jury to consider the evidence. The district attorney informed the court that he did not aee any necessity for doing so, but said If the judge should conclude differently he would be pleased to co operate In its labors. Judge Carpenter took the matter under consideration. DENVER MAYOR IGNORES COURT Biarn the Tramway Franchise In Spite of Restraining" Order. DENVER, Nov. 19. The mayor tonight signed the bill extending the franchise ot tho Denver Tramway company In disre gard ot the Injunction Issued some days ago by Judge Mulllns of Ihe district court. Eleven member of the Board of Aldermen who Ignored the Injunction in passing tho bill are now under bond charged with con tempt. . They will have their hearing to morrow. The mayor is said to have left for Texas on a hunting trip tonight. FREIGHT BLOCKADE RELIEVED Pittsburg; Yards In Better Trim, at Soma Shipment Are Shnt Off. PITTSBURG, Nov. 19. The freight con gestion on the railroads showed consld- eiablc Improvement today, duo to the fact that shipments to a numoer of firms, which had a sufficient supply of raw material and fuel on hand were bhut on. Every eg'n" nnd crew on all the lines entering the city are working night and day In the effort to clean up the accumu lated freight In the yards. Movement of Ocean Vessel Bfev. 10. At New York Arrived: Civic, from Liv erpool; Frledrleh der (irusae. from Bremen; Amsterdam, rrom jtoin-roam; i-nuaaei- phlan, from London; Majestic, rrom LJver nool. Sailed: I'euiaehlaiu. for Plymouth Cherbourg and Hamburg; Oceanic, for Uv- ernool. At YOKonama auen: xang xae, irom Hong Kong, for Seattle. At Quenstown Arrived: Teutonic, from New York, for uverpooi anu proceeded. Balled: Haxoiua, Irom Liverpool, tor ilos ton. At Fayal Arrived: Cambroman, from Boston for Genoa and Naples. At Naplea Arrived: Kuramanla, from Leghorn, for New Tiork. At Dover Passed: Kensington, from New York, for Antwerp. At Liverpool Arrived: Ultobla, from Boston: GeorKlc, from New York. Balled Celtic, for New York via Queenstown ; lla verford. for Philadelphia via Queenstown. At Hlruuile t'ased: Michigan, from Bos ton. for Liverpool. At Southhampton Sailed: Kaiser Wll helm der Groee, from Bremen, for New York via Cherbourg. At Lizard Paaxed : St. Louis, from New York, for Southampton; La Lorraine, from New York, tor Havre. At Cherbourg Sailed: Kaiser Wllhelm der Qrosse. from Bremen and Southampton, for New York. At Antwerp Arrived; Nedcrland, from Philadelphia. ROADS RAISE RATES They Agree to Make Oeneral Raise in Grain freight Charges. COST FALLS ON FARMERS OF NEBRASKA Increased Revenue Will Add More to Large Railroad Earnings. RAISE GOES INTO EFFECT DECEMBER 15 Action is DeoMed on at Seoret Meeting Held in Chicago. BOARD OF TRADE OPERATORS INTERESTED Ratlmated that Action of Railroad to Increase Their Set Earning Will Cost Tt'ehraska Farmer Millions of Dollar. The railroads converging In Omaha have decided to levy a tax upon the farmer of Nebraska because of their abundant crops in order that the unprecedented earn ings of tho roads may be made still larger. The roads have entered Into an agreement to raise ratea on grain. A general revi sion of tariff schedules will be definitely decided on within a few days and made effective December 15. This information comes from authoritative railroad officials. It also Is confirmed by prominent grain dealers of Omaha who have had advance tips from official sources. This action wss decided on at a secret meeting of traffic men from the various western roads Involved recently held In Chicago. The matter has been guarded with utmost care and up to this time has been successfully concealed, the railroads realizing that It would not benefit their case any to have it prematurely diaclosed. Futhermore the plans are not yet com plete. For some time there has been a sus picion that the railroads would seek tcf contrive soma mean of Increasing their share of prosperity so materially stlrau- . lated by the enormous crops of the west this year and It has been hinted In this connection that the ultimate result would be a material Incrense in grain rates. This action will havo a tremendous effect In Nebraska, where the grain crops are so abundant. Asked about the pending Increase of rates, a local freight official said to a re porter for The Bee yesterday: "It Is correct that the roads have de cided to raise rstes. This was determined at a meeting In Chlcngo a ow days ago. But how much of an advance will be made has not yet been settled. That will be de cided within a few days. I can tell you , positively, however, that the new schedule are to be made effective December 15." Will Swell Railroad Earnings. "That will have a vital effoot upon tho freight earnings of the railroads, won't It?" was suggested.. - ".vYe curtalaly hop so," wa th reply. "Yes, Indeed, it will swell tha revenues of tho railroad to a handsome degree." "Waa there any complaint that these rates were too low before?" waa asked. "I didn't hear any particular complaint of that kind. No, but the railroads aren't going to overlook an apportuntty like this." Nebraska this 'year will produce In round numbers 225,000,000 bushel of corn, 60,000,000 bushel of wheat, 55,000,000 bush els of oats, 30,000,000 bushels of rye and 15,000,000 bushel of barley. It I esti mated on a conservative basis that T5 per cent of the wheat crop, or 45.000,000 bush els, will be shipped out of the state, that 25 per cent of the corn crop, or 56.250,000 bushels, will leave the state and that about 75 per cent of the rye will also be shipped abroad. Since tho exact amount of Increase has' not been determined. It Is not possible to compute the revenue of the railroads which will accruo as a result of this process. But It Is safe to say they will reach the millions, which will mean that millions of dollars will be taken out of Nebraska which would remain In the state were the farmers and grain dealers here aot compelled to pay the extra charge tor shipping tbelr products. It has been Intimated that the amount of Increase will be 2 cents per 100 on all kinds of grain. In order to form some sort of idea as to the magnitude of the situation It win be necessary to quote some of the existing rates. Coat to Liverpool. According to schedules disclosed by a freight official yesterday, it coat 51 cents to send a buuhel of wheat from Omaha to Liverpool. This tariff Is composed by uniting the rate from the Missouri to the Mississippi river, the rate from the latter point to the Atlantic seaboard, and from there to Liverpool or London, whichever point of destination Is used. The rat on wheat from Omaha to the Mississippi I 16 cents per 100, to New York, Boston or Quebec 17H cents, or to Baltimore 14H. and to Philadelphia or Montreal 16V cents; from all American port to Liver pool the rate ia the same, 17 centa, and to London 14 3-6 cents per 100. Th mint mum through tariff, according to these rates, which could be fixed on wheat shipped from Omaha to London, would be 45.1 and to Liverpool 48 centa. The maxi mum to London would be 48.1 and the Maximum to Liverpool 61 cents. The rate on corn and other grain from Omaha to Mississippi river point Is 13 cents and the through tariff Is constructed on a corre sponding basis. It would be impossible to determine ac curately what amount ot increased earn ings the railroads would realize off these advanced rates without knowing' the amount of grain to be shipped and the amount of increase In the schedules, fact which necessarily must remain in the dark. Besides, from points In Nebraska west lo Omaha a proportional rates ot a graduated scale prevail and these are Indefinite at this time. From Papilllon, Millard. Elk-' horns, Waterloo, Valley and one or two other towns In that section the rat to Mississippi river points la about 1 cent more than the Omaha rate. But without definite information as to the extent of In crease In freight tariffs and the amount ot grain shipped it can readily be determined tbat the railroads it allowed to carry out their present plan, will add gigantic sums to their earnings, already unprecedently large. Effect on Board of Trade. . It is certain that this scheme of tb railroads did not get into board of trad gossip yesterday or becoma generally known through any channel. A few grain men did have tips, however. Referlng on(tiio matter, William E. Walsh, manager tor the E. H. Prince company In the Board of Trade building, said: "We learned during the day on the most reliable authority of this pending change la the grain rate. You hav th right J