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The Omaha Daily Bee.
j:staulishei) june u, isti.
President Attends Reception! Organized in
Honor of General Wright
Parades and Receptions An Interspersed
Between Various Banquets.
Bays Tennessee Sent Pioneers to Pacifio
and Now to Manila.
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
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
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 )
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
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.
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
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.
Berlin Keep Day of Penance with
No Newspaper to
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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
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.
Colombian Power In Conference
Endeavor to End Lone
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.
Break Ba Relief with Hammer for
second Time In Three
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
A previous mutilation occurred In 1899
and, though a large reward was offered, the
culprit was never caught.
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.
Doctor Bay There I No Cans for
Slightest Anxiety a to HI
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.
Miners' Leader Leaves Box After Refusing
to Divide Organization,
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
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
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
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.)
Two Men Hold I Crowd
Decamp with Mach
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Difference Arise Between the Stat
Department aad the Colombian
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.
Takes Issue with Interview with District
Attorney Summers.
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
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
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.
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.
Forecist for Nebraska Fnlr In Hast, Rnln,
Turning to Snow, ami CoMer In West
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President Palma ftrret Him and Ap
point! Commission to Dlseos
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
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.
Mate Association I rites Ciovernment
to Commence Reclaiming
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.
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.
Denver District Attorney Think one
Necessary, bnt Promise
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.
Biarn the Tramway Franchise In
Spite of Restraining"
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.
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-
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
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
They Agree to Make Oeneral Raise in
Grain freight Charges.
Increased Revenue Will Add More to Large
Railroad Earnings.
Action is DeoMed on at Seoret Meeting
Held in Chicago.
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
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
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
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
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

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