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ESTABLISHED JUNE 10, 1871. OMAHA, FIUDAY MOHNINU, NOVEMBER 21, 1902-TEN PAGES. SINGLE COPY Til It EL CENTS. SHOVE THE RATES UP freight Agents Decide Country Can Stand a Raise All Around. RESTORES RATES IN EFFECT A YEAR AGO Eeduced Tariflj Filed 8inoe Injunctions Are All to Be Withdrawn. TWELVE HUNDRED OF THEM ARE ON FILE Increased Berenne Will Amount to Bereral Million Dalian. REASONS ASSIGNED FOR THE ACTION i lacrease In Coat of Material for Con traction and A Wo In the Coat of Operatlag th Llaes. ' CHICAGO, Nov. 20. (Special Telegram.) A meeting was held today of the general freight agents of all western road a with a view to restoring the rates which wero Id effect January 1, 1902. Instructions to restore all such rates as could possibly be restored wars Issued by the executive officials and It Is stated that they will be carried out to the letter. Independent of this meeting the Colorado lines met and began the work of restoring conditions to Colorado common points. The plan Is to go on the old basis of rates the Brat of the year, which will necessitate the withdrawal of all the re duced tariffs placed In effect since January 1. 190J. Since the Issuing of the Injunctions by the United States courts fully 1.200 re duced tariffs have been filed with the In teratate Commerce commission at Wash Ington and are In effect today. If it is found possible to take out the majority of these tariffs, the western roads will enjoy an Increased revenue next year amounting to several million dollars. Whether the rate raising will go beyond the restoration of the old tariffs remains to bs seen. Beveral reasons are assigned by railroad Officials for a readjustment of freight schedule, the moat important being the lucressed cost of material which is used In railroad construction. Another Is the general raise in wages. Moat railroad offi cials cannot see why the cost of every other commodity which Is for sale is In creased and freight rates stay down. It Is expected that so long as the present plethora of freight traffic keeps up the railroads will be able to maintain higher tariffs without serious rate cutting. EASTERN ROADS RAISE RATES Both Grain and Mill Furnace Prod nets Mast Pay Mors for Haalage. PITTSBURG, Nov. 20. Railroad execu tives otn districts..' the. central freight and trunk lino associations have decided that a freight rats advanee of I per cent must go into effect on the bulk of the mill furnace tonnage on or before January 1. The application and the division of the advances on the rates from Pittsburg to the east and west are matters of detail to be worked out in the tariff committees and associations. In the cheaper grain traffic an 'advance of 15 per cent is to be made. This will go Into effect December 8. FORM NEW STEEL COMBINE Union Company Definitely Launched with Fifty Million Capital. PITTSBURG. Pa.. Nov. 20. Late this vening papers were signed completing the combination of the Union Steel company's works at Donors, owned by the Mellon Intereats, and W. D. Donner and the Sharon 8teel company'a lnteresta, control of which in o.ned by John Stevenson, jr., William Fllnn, George Darr and others. The new company will be known as the Union Steel company and will have a capital of S50.000.000, of which A. W. Mel lon will be president, John Stevenson, jr., and W. D. Donner vice presidents, and William Flynn chairman of the board ot directors. The other officers are not yet elected. - CHICAGO BUILDING COLLAPSES Inspectors Will Have On More Chance to Show How They Safeguard Lives. CHICAGO, Nov. 20. Four floors of a new costly apartment building at Graceland and Pins Orove avenues collapsed todsy killing on workman and Injuring several there. Nearly a score of workmen were engaged upon it when a part of the fourth Boor gave way, POBT WASHINGTON, Wis., Nov. 20. While working on the third story ot the Ozaukee County Malting company's new malt house today, the scaffolding gave way and three men were dashed to the ground below. Two will die. CAPTURE LARGE DRINK MILL Officers Raid Illicit Still and Brewery la Booth Caro. llaa. GREENVILLE. S. C, Nov. 20. A record breaking raid was mad laat night by a party ot revenue Officers and stats eon stables on the "Dark Corner" section of this county. Ths officers destroyed six large Illicit distilleries, seventy-Bv fer xoenters, eight thousand gallons of beer and mash, and sixty gallons at low wines. Tbres of the stills wer found in opera tion, but the moonshiners escaped, being warned by sentinels of th approach of ths raiding party. DOG SAVES MASTirVS LIFE prawa Off Attacking Waive and Din In Reutarkabl Bnttl. ACBTIN. Tex., Nov. 20. John Bchenken of Fredericksburg waa aavsd from death today by the fidelity f his dog. He waa camping nineteen tulles west of Austin and early this morning wss attacked by a large pack of wolves. Th dog cam t his rescue and diverted th attention of th wolvea while his master climbed into his wagon. Ths dog was killed and eaten by ths wolves. GIRL MYSTERIOUSLY KILLED American Woman Is Knot In the Apartments of aa Actor In Part'' K PARIS. Nov. 20. HeK- , be an American, was killed by '' today In the apartment occupit, . ' de Rydzenskl, a singer of the " K. theater of St. Petersburg. De Rydieu. at first said Miss Gore committed suicide, but subsequently he declared the revolver went off accidentally. Consul General Gom'dy is personally In vestigating the death of Miss Oore, who was completing her musical education here and resided In the fashionable quarter of Parla. When found yesterday evening the victim was unconsrioua and had a bullet wound over her right eye. Two doctors were summoned to attend her, but she died without regaining conaclouaneas. The po lice have accepted the theory of the young Russian singer who was In the room at. the time, that the shooting was the result of an accident during a scuffle for the posses sion of the weapon. Rydxenskl comes of a rich and noble Russian family. He Is the son of a Russian general and he has uncles who hold high positions In the government service. Miss Gore lived In the avenue dela Orsnde Armee, not far from the apartment of the Russian, where the tragedy occurred. The affair has csuaed much excitement in that locality, the police continuing their Investigation and Rydzenskl is kept under surveillance. MOTHER ACCUSED OF CRUELTY Fashionable Friends of Defendant Crowd Conrt Room to Listen to the Charges. LONDON, Nov. 20. Extraordinary charges of cruelty on the part of a mother to her child, recalling the Montague case In the north of Ireland, which created world-wide interest about ten years sgo, are now being heard, at the Old Bailey. In the present case, Annie Penroddlck of Compton Park, Wiltshire, the wife of a magistrate and a large landed proprietor, was charged with brutally assaulting and ill-treating her 7-year-old daughter. The court waa filled with fashionably attired women, many of whom were leaders of the county society of Wiltshire snd close friends of the defendant. Several of the best known counsel were engaged. According to the statement of the crown prosecutor, which was corroborated by governesses and servants, the cruelties) had been going on for two years and included beating the child with nettles, systematic neglect. Ill-treatment, assault and partial starvation. One form of punishment was to make the child, which is named Letltla, stand on the bough of a tre in Inclement westher for hours at a time. MOB STONES UNION MEMBER Opposed to Irish Home Ral and Has Schema for Purchase of Land. BELFAST, Nov. 20. Mr. Russell, the unionist -member or TkrlUment, waa staffed by a mob after he had addressed a meeting at Dromore last night. The rioters attacked the hall where Mr. Russell had made his speech and caused him to seek refuge In a neighboring house, whence he, tried to escspe In a carriage. The mob discovered him and bombarded the vehicle with stones. Mr. Russell was struck upon the head, but not seriously in jured. Thomas W. Russell, liberal unionist mem ber for South Tyrone, began another land campaign near Belfast in October. He de clared that 80 per cent ot the landlords wer ready to sell their land under a fair scheme, and suggested a new basis for land purchase, under which the state would give $50,000,000 for the benefit ot the land lords. Mr. Russell is opposed to home rule for Ireland. EMPEROR IS IN A RUNAWAY Horses Become Frightened at Waving Colors and a Serious Accident Is Narrowly Averted. EDINBURGH. Scotland; Nov. 20. Em peror William, on hia way to embark on board the imperial yacht, Hobenzollern, lying in th Firth off Forth, arrived at Delmeny thla afternoon and waa met by Lord Roaebery. Aa his majesty's carriage was leaving the station, the horses attached to it became frightened at the waving ot the colors of the detachment ot the Black Watch forming the guard of .honor, and ahled. The postilions lost control of the horses, which got mixed up In the crowd. An acci dent was averted only by the alertness of Lieutenant General Sir Archibald Hunter, who aelzed the horses' heads and managed to control them. MAKES A STRANGE REQUEST Merchant of Hamburg Tries to Sc Emperor at Midnight aad Gets in Jail. LONDON. Nov. 20. A special dispatch from Vienna published today announced that a well dressed Individual, evidently In sane, accosted a sentry on duty at the en trance of the H of burg st midnight and said that hs waa th emperor's ion, Rudolph, and tbst be wished to see his msjesty. Ths stranger,' who is said to be a mer chant of Hamburg, wss taken to the guard room and searched. A revolver waa found In his pocket and also a white stave, which he called his "magic wand." The man was committed to an asylum. - Kansas Missionaries Art Safe. LONDON, Nov. 20. Th North African mission's latest advlcea from Fes and Tan gier, Morocco, Indicate that affaire are quieter in that country. The Kansas mis sionaries at Mequlnss, Morocco, whose lives were thought to have been In danger, have reached Fes la safety. Bnrlnl with Military Honors. LONDON, Nov. 20. Field Marshal Prince Edward Saxe-Welmer, who died a few daya ago, baa been interred in Chlcheater cathe dral with full military honors. Ths funeral procession was the most Imposing spectacle of the kind seen sine th passing of Queen Victoria. Crown Prince Breaks Los;. DRESDEN. Saxony, Nov. 20. Crown Prtnc Frederick of Saxony accidentally fractured his leg below the knee yesterday while bunting near Saliberg. Crisis la Peruvian t'ahlaet. LIMA. Peru. Nov. 20. It la reported that a crlsla haa occurred in ths Peruvian cabi net, ths composition of which was an Bounced November n. MAY WAR WITH BRITAIN Venezuela Aggrieved Over England'! Atti tude Darin Revelation. CASTRO IS URGED TO USE FORCE OF ARMS oy, Italy and France Also la i Odor Because They Refuse ' to Recognise Blockade of Orinoco.' CARACA8, Nov. 20. An effort Is bring made by the European diplomats to per suade the American minister Mr. Bowen to Join in a declaration that the block ade of the Orinoco river Is Ineffective which is the position taken fcy Germany, France and Italy, as well as Great Britain. Mr. Bowen has given a discreet refusal and Is avoiding the question with a view not to Jeopardize American interests and to lesve the hands ot the Washington gov ernment free. The secretary of legation In his report on the recent trip of the United 8tates gunboat Marietta up the Orinoco holds thst the blockade of Cludad Bolivar Is effective, which Is a partial support of the Venezue lan contention. The government organ here criticizes the action of Great Britain in occupying the Island of Patoa In addition to her at titude toward the blockade and continues; It la time Venezuela should take Into serious consideration these attempts against its sovereignty by a power which, while ostensibly friendly, is really hoetlle. Small peoples through their army and navv have likewise their strength and can make It felt. It these attempts put 'res ident Castro under the necessity of acting and proceeding energetically because Great Britain must suffer. The strong stand made by President Cas tro is based on a confidence that Great Britain will not Invite complications with the United States by resorting to force. The belief is entertained by shrewd and Impartial diplomats that the ultlmste ob ject of Great Britain's action In making the Issue a serious one is to brtng about arbitration on all the questions in dispute. President Still Out of Office. WILLEMSTAD. Nov. 20. It is considered remarkable that President Castro has not resumed his official functions, which he gave over to the vice president when he took the field prior to the battle ot La Vic toria. This delay is regarded by the diplo mats aa an Indication that he is not satis lied that the revolution is over. The strained relations between Great Britain and Venezuela, already great, have been Intestlfied by the refusal of the Brit ish government to give satisfaction in the Ban Rlgh affair and by the declaration of the governor of Trinidad that the blockade of the Orinoco ports, declared by the Ven ezuelan government, is null and void. The Trinidad government has failed to recognize the presidential proclamation made the day following the hght ot General Matos, and President Castro regards this omission aa further evidence that the British are en couraging th revolution. Mr. Haggard, the British minister at Car acas, reiterated a tew daya ago the state ment that Great Britain did not hold Itself lisblo for th action -of rb Ban Rik; that It continued perfectly neutral, and that as an Indication of Its conciliatory attitude bed refused to permit Ban Righ to refit at Trinidad. Thla statement is not acceptable to President Castro, who insists on having satisfaction. The organ of the Venezuelan government publishes the decree of the Trinidad gov ernment and bitterly attacks Great Britain on that score. It says Trinidad had been the headquarters of General Matos, that arms and ammunition had been sent from that island and that Great Britain had In cited and prejudiced the world against Gen eral Castro. Germany Is upholding Great Britain and Is threatening a rupture of relations with Venezuela, but no action haa yet been taken. NEGRO MUSTJJEARN TO WORK Booker T. Washington Says Hitherto Ho Hna Only Been Worked. CLEVELAND, O., Nov. 20. Booker T. Washington, the celebrated negro orator, spoke In the auditorium of Aldebert col lege tonight of the work of the Tuskegee institute of which he is the head. In part Mr. Washington said: In the present condition of my race, in dustrial education in connection with men tal and moral training is of the highest value. The mere fact that throughout twenty-nine Industries we give our stud ents the power to help themselves is ot great importance. The effort on the part of the sUident at ! Tuskegee gives to him a certain amount ; of self-reliance and moral backbone that i tie would not get without such an effort on his part. The salvation of my race will. In a large degree, be secured Just In proportion as It learns to put brains, skill and dignity Into the common oocupatlons of life, in proportion as It learns to do a common thing in an uncommon manner; to lift the common occupations up out of drudgery Into that atmosuhere where labor 'will be In the eyes of the individual beau- tirui ana aigninea. For 250 years the negro has been worked. W hat he want to learn now Is to work. There Is a vast difference be tween working and being worked. For one to learn that work is honorable and to be idle Is dishonorable Is the foundation of civilization. ' SCHLEY SPEAKS TO CHILDREN Afterwards Leaves for Chlcasro, While General Bates Will Com to Omaha. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 20. Rear Ad miral W. 8. Schley and the other guests of ths Commercial club were this morning driven to the Manual and Central High schools, where each made brief talka to ths pupila. Later the party was taken on a sight seeing trip through the suburbs and to Convention hall, an elaborate luncheon being served at 1 o'clock at the Coates house. , Admiral Schley left for Washington via Chicago at o'clock. E. M. Clendennlng, secretary of the Kansas City Commercial club, will accompany him. General John C Bates, another ot the club's guesta, left for Omaha tonight. CHICAGO, Nov. 20. Rear Admiral Schley and party will arrive from Kansas City over the Alton road tomorrow morning and will be tendered a breskfast at the Hamil ton club by W. B. Washburn and Edwin A. Munger. There will be at ths breakfast a number ot prominent cltlzena. CAR KILLS VOLCANO REFUGEE Child Who ried Santa Maria's Flames Falls Victim Before Street Trolley. SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 10. Albert Bard well. year old. on of th flva Guate mala volcano refugees who arrived her yesterday, was run ovsr and killed by an slectrlo car today.. MOSBY IS COMING TO OMAHA loiter He will Go to North Piatt on Special Mission for Lnnd Department. (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (Special Tele gram.) Colonel John B. Mosby will leave Washington Saturday for Omaha. Colonel Mosby is not certain how long h will re main in Omaha, as he Is nnder orders to proceed to North Platte, Neb., to do little Investigating for th general land office into the conduct of Sseclal Agent Lesser, who is under suspension pending an investigation Into charges which bsve been preferred agslnst him. After con cluding his Investigations at North Plstte Colonel Mosby will proceed to his former post at Alliance. : Postmasters appointed: GaWlel Peterson, Watervllle, Allamakee ciOn'y, Wyo.; Ed ward J. Krathwol, Creston, Sweetwater county. The following Iowa rural free delivery routes have been ordered established Jan uary 1: Blenco, Monona county, one route area covered, seventeen square miles; pop ulstion; 480. Castana, Monona county, one route, area, twenty square miles; popula tion. 380. Dickens, Clay ceui ty, two routes, area, forty-six square mil s: population, 1,065. Early, Sac county, t r routes; area, forty-two square miles; population, 807. Hartley, Obrlen county, three routes; area, eighty-one square miles; population, 1,189. Linn Grove, Buena Vista county, one route; area, twenty-seven square miles; popula tion, 470. Mapleton. Monona county, two routes; area, forty-six aquar mile:- popu lation, 945. Ouawa, Monona county, two additional; area, forty-one square miles; population, 779. Peterson, Clay county, one route; area, twenty-four square miles; population, 604. Prlmghar, Obrlen county, two routes; area, fifty-one square miles; population, 794. Pierson, Woodbury county, one route; area, twenty-three square miles; population, 891. Schaller, Sac county, three routes; area, sixty-four square miles; population, 1105. Sloan. Woodbury county, on additional; area covered, twenty square miles; popula tion, 462. Spencer, Clay county, two ad ditional; area, fifty-three square miles; population, 773. Southerland, Obrlen county; one route; area, twenty-seven square miles; population, 4)3. Wall Lake, Sac county, one additional;1 area, twenty five square miles; population, 441. Whiting, Monona county, one additional; area, twenty-two square miles;' population, 353. The comptroller of the ". currency today approved the Des Moines National bank as reserve agent for the. First National bank of Dike, la. J. Garfield Greenlee, baa been appointed a rural letter carrier at Bells Plalne, la., with T. F. Greenlee aa substitute. The postmaster general, today ordered the establishment on January 1. next of a substation of the Davenport, la., post office to be known as station (Mount Ida). WILL POISON - VOLUNTEERS Agricultural Department' Begins In teresting; Experiments with. - -Trent ed Foods. . ' WASHINGTON, " Nov! ' ."it Prof!' W. H. Wiley, chief of the bureau ot chemistry ot the Agricultural department, will next Mon day begin bis series of experiments on twelve young men for the purpose ot test ing the physiological effects of the use of meat preserved with borax and other chem icals. The experiments are to be made to ascer tain what basis there is for the objections of the German government to American meats on the ground that borax and other chemicals used in their preservation are Injurious to public health. The twelve men selected are volunteers and all are young and vigorous. Each haa pledged himself during the period of the tests to abstain from food and drink except such as may be permitted by Prof. Wiley. They are nearly all employed In th scien tific bureau ot the Agricultural department. Six of them will be fed on "pure" foods, untreated meats and vegetables, while the others will partake of the same fare sub mitted to chemical treatment. Thla will continue for about two weeks and then the government boarders will change their diet, those not eating chemically-treated food adopting such a regimen, while the others get untreated rations, and at the end ot two weeks reversing their diet again. Prof. Wiley, In speaking ot the experi ments today, said: The best food obtainable will be given to the boys. The fare will not be lavish, but will be above that of the average boarding house and will Include all the vegetables and meats of the seaHon. ' The victims have taken oaths to abstain from all food not prepared by us. and I have confidence In them. Of course It would not do to give their names. They are clerks working for small salaries and the Item of free roard will be a big one to them. They will get their food without cost for a year or more. The experiments will be conducted by the government to demonstrate what effects borax, ealyclllc acid, formladehyde. ben snlc acid, benznate of soda, sulphurous acid and other chemicals used for preserv ing food stuffs have on the health ot th cousumers. DEMOCRATS JNVADE ISLANDS Filipinos Form Kcw Pnrty to Obtnln Greater Degree of Self Got emmcnt. WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. The "demo cratic party" Is the latest addition to tile political organlzatlona In the Philippines, according to advices received at the War department. Prominent Filipinos bave identified themselves with the party, among them General Lukban, who organ ized and led the insurgents on the Island of Samar and who was In commsnd of ths insurgents at the time of the Balanglga massacre. The new party will demand modifications In the present administration of the Islands so as to afford a greater degree of aelf-government, the Immediate establish ment of two legislative chambers, both chambers to be elected in accordance with suffrage laws aa they obtsin in this coun try, and that the acts psssed by the two chambers shall become laws without further action. FILES ANSWER TO HEARST Central Railway of Mew Jersey Deales All of th Charges Mad la His Petition. WASHINGTON. Nov. 20. Th Central Railway of New Jersey today filed with tbe Interstate Commerce commission its answer to the complaint of William R. Hearst of New York sgalnst the snthraclte coal carrying railroads. It makes a brief general denial of the allegationa and aay the company haa no knowledge ot any injury csuaed to the com plainant by reason cf the matters com plained eL MERGER STOPS COMPETITION Northern Securities Director Aids Case for Btat of ktiinesota, HOLDING COMPANY ELECTS ALL OFFICERS Witness Bays One Parpose of Combine Was to Give Ahsolnt Control of Vnlted Railways to New Concern. iTEW YORK, Nov. 20. John S. Kennedy, a director of the Northern Securities com pany, gsve evidence today In the case of the state of Minnesota sgalnst this com pany. During the subsequent recess Marcus de Munn. counsel for Mlnnesots, said: "Mr. Kennedy practically admitted the Northern Securities company wss organ ized for the express purpose of combining the parallel roads to prevent competition. That Is all we charge the company with, and that is what the laws of Minnesota say is illegal." Mr. Kennedy began his testimony by de scribing a conversation he had with J. J. Hill concerning the Northern Securities company In 1901. "You decided to turn over all your Inter eats to the holding company?" asked Mr. Munn. "Something was said to that effect," re plied Mr. Kennedy, who went on to explain that he and most of the stockholders gave their proxies to Mr. Hill. "Wasn't it understood that the company was to get enough stock In each of the railway companies to make sure there would never be any combination against the Great Northern?" asked Mr. Munn. "That'a what I understood." "Did you understand that the stockhold ers of the holding company would obtain enough to control the policies of both com panies?" asked Mr. Munn. "I understood," Mr. Kennedy replied, "that the Northern Securltiea stockholders would own enough stock in the railway companies to elect officers and directors of both roads." Colonel W. P. Clough, general counsel for the Northern Securities company, said that at a meeting of the Great' Northern direc tors in October, 660,770 shares of Great Northern were recorded as voted. Of that number 292,154 atood in the name of the various holders snd 451,157 as holdings of trustees of the Northern Securities com pany. None was voted in the name of the Securities company. TALKS SANTA FE GRIEVANCES Joint Committee of Men and Officials Dlscnsaea Demands of Engineers and Firemen. ' TOPEKA, Kan., Nov. 20. A conference which will likely consume aeveral days commenced today between the operating officials of the Santa Fe and ths griev ance committee ot th engineers and fire men. ' . . .. Each division of the road Is represented by the latter, and the company by J. W. KendHckr of ' Chicago,-third vice president; the general manager; D. E. Cain, superin tendent of the western division, and D. E. Hurley, superintendent of the eastern division. There are a number of Important matters for discussion. ALL OLD DIRECTORS ELECTED Colorado and Southern Meets at Denver and Renppolnts Officers. DENVER, Nov. 20. The annual meeting of the Colorado and Southern railway, which was held today, resulted In the election ot the old board of directors as follows: Orenvllle M. Dodge, Henry Budge, J. Kennedy Todd, Edwin Hawley, Frederick P. Olcott, John J. Emery, Edward J. Ber wlnd, Edward C. Henderson, Norman B. Ream, Harry Bronner, Adolph Lewlaohn, all of New York city; Harry Walters. Bal timore, and Frank Trumbull, Denver. Baltimore and Ohio Meeting. CINCINNATI, Nov. 20. At the annual meeting here today of the Baltimore ft Ohio Southwestern Railway company there was almost a full representation of stock, which was voted unanimously for the following directors: T. F. Loree, Baltimore: James McCrear, Pittsburg; E. R. Bacon, New York; William M. Greene, Cincinnati; Ar thur Hale, Baltimore; Otto II. Kahn, New York; J. G. 8hmldlap, Cincinnati; H. C. Pierce, St. Louis, and F. W. Trecey, Spring Held, 111. The board organized by electing the following: President, T. F. Loree; vies president, Edward R. Bscon; vice president and general manager, William M. Greene; secretary, O. F. May; treasurer, J. W. Mc Neal. President Loree announced that the Balti more ft Ohio Southwestern wss not yet to make any Increase in wsges. BARRED FROM SECRET WORK Asslataat Coach of Harvard Accuses of V'slng Knowledge to Help Opposing Tenm. CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 20. Assistant Coach Mason was barred from tbe secret practice ot the Harvard foot ball team yesterday by Head Coach Farley. It was understood that Farley and Captain Kernau of the Harvard eleven had received In formation that Maaon bad used his knowl edge of Harvard's tactlca to help Dart mouth in last Saturday's gam. At any rat, when Mason appeared on Soldiers' field for practice yesterday Coach Farley objected to his presence and sfter some talk Mason waa accompanied off the field by another coach. Coach Farley says that he had good reason tor acting as be did, but beyond that hs will not discuss ths case. Mason is a former foot ball player and atar mem ber ot the Harvard base ball team. AGREES TO KILL THE SHERIFFS Oklahoma Oatlaw Receives Oaa Thou sand Dollars aad Promises to Perform Contract. GUTHRIE. Okl., Nov. 20. It was learned her today by the federal authorltlea that Bert Casey, th outlaw recently killed while resisting arrest at Cleo Springs, had ac cepted $1,000 to murder Sheriff Thompson of Caddo county and Sheriff-elect Nell Morri son ot Kiowa county. Casey and a partner, Jim Sims, were killed the morning preceding the plsnned robbery of ths Cleo State bank and the murder of th sheriffs was ths next num ber on their program. Thompson and Mor rison bav been aotive agalnat th gang and they have been frequently threatened. CONDITION OF THE WEATHEF. Forecast for Nobrks-Falr and Warmr Friday; Saturday Fair. Tcmperatare at Omaha Yesterday! Ilonr. neg. Ilonr. lira. ft a. m nu 1 p. m 4 1 a. m ni 11 p. in 4 T a. m R2 8 p. nr 4i a. m R.'l 4 p. m 4.1 I nt K4 ft i. m...... 4t 10 a. m Rrt H p. m 4.1 11 ni 41 T p. m 4 1 IS ai 41 H p. ra 42 O p. tn 41 GRINDS CANADIAN WHEAT NOW Minneapolis Mill Bonded to Take Nothing hot British Grain. ST. PAUL. Minn.. Nov. 20. Today at the Vnlted States customs house In this city, the nrst step towards the fulfillment of J. Adam Bedes prediction that "In twenty-five years Minnesota will have to depend on the Canadian northwest for wheat to be ground In Minnesota mills," was taken todsy. One of the big milling companies of Minneapolis bonded a mill for an Indefinite period to grind nothing but Canadian wheat. The bond demanded and given was for 150,000. The mill will have continually within It walls government storekeepers who will see that only Canadian grain la used. The grain will be delivered direct from Canada. The entire product of flour, bran and sorts will be loaded into bonded cars and taken direct to Liverpool. The custom heretofore has been to ship the grain through the United States to Liverpool. SEIZE SCALPERS' TICKETS Yale Students Commandeer Franks for Big Game In "pecula tors' Hands. NEW HAVEN, Nov. 20. An extraordi nary scene was witnessed here tonight when Yale students made an attack on the ticket 'speculators and relieved them of very ticket for tho Yale-Harvard foot ball game In their possession. The specula tors were given the regulation prlco $2, for every ticket taken. In several Instances they were roughly hsndled. The exorbitant prices demsnded by spec ulators for tickets had aroused tho student body and they decided to take the matter Into their own hands. Most of the tlcketa taken were on the Harvard side of the field and were obtained In Boston by the speculators. A few tickets on the Yale side were found, and as every ticket bears the name of the student to whom It was issued, it Is expected there will be interesting de velopments in view of the fact that the foot ball management has threatened to publish the names of students whose tick ets were found in the hands ot speculators. URGE WESTERN IRRIGATION Hardware Men Hear Address and Heartily Support Agitation ' for Water. NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 20. Preceding a brief executive session a joint meeting of tbe National Hardware association and the American Hardware Manufacturers' association listened to a fifteen minute address today by George H. Maxwell, chairman of the executive committee of the National Irrigation association. Mr. Maxwell urged the importance ot the complete reclamation of the arid lands of the west. Resolutions offered by F. S. Kretsinger of Fort Madison, la., endorsing the project of national Irrigation, strongly approving the message of President Roosevelt to the last congress, applauding the last national Irrigation act and urging the enactment ot additional legislation on the subject were unanimously adopted. MORE SUPPORT FOR CANNON Michigan and Ohio Will Both Vote for Him In Speakership Contest. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 20. Ten of tbe eleven republican congressmen In Michigan met here today and discussed the speakership of the house. A formal motion was carried that the Michigan del egation go on record In favor ot tbe candi dacy of Joseph Cannon of Illinois. COLUMBUS. O., Nov. 20. At a confer ence held here today twelve of the re publican congressman-elect of Ohio de clared in favor of Cannon of Illinois aa speaker ot the house. Two members Messrs. Jackson and Morgan are pledged to support Burton of Ohio. CATCH MAILS AUTOMATICALLY Trains Running Seventy-Sis Miles an Hour Test Hew Device. SPRINGFIELD, O., Nov. 20. A success fnl test of the new automatic mail bag catcher and deliverer waa made today ' before the committee appointed by the postmaster general. The last transfer was made at a speed of seventy-six miles an hour with full max!- mum weight mall bags of fifty pounds, ths device delivering the bag to the post and receiving another. The test waa a complete success. STREET LINES CONSOLIDATE Manhnttnn Company Passes Into Con trol of Interboroagh Rnpld Transit. NEW YORK, Nov. 20. The Herald to morrow will say: "It was definitely stated In official quarters last evening that the control ot the Manhattan railway has passed Into tbe bands ot tbe Interborough Rapid Transit company, more familiarly known as tbe Subwsy company. The consolidated scheme will operate 97 miles of road Iocs tod tn Greater New York. Movements of Ocean Vessels, Nov, 30. At New York Arrived: Oraf WaUieraee, from Hamburg, Boulogne and Plymouth; Sardinian, from Glasgow. Bulled: Latour sine, for Havre. At IJverpool Arrived: Teutonic, from New York. Balled: Canadian, for New York. At Antwerp Arrived: Kensington, from New York. At Havre Arrived: La Lorraine, from New York. At Southampton Arrived: Bt. Louis, from New York. At Hong Kong Balled: Empress of India, for Vancouver, it. C., via Bhanghal, lllogo and Yokohama. At Mo viUe Arrived: Ethiopia, from New York. MEET DEATH IN PIT Miners' Accidental Death Eats ia Hifhsr Than That of Railroaders. DR. ROBERTS GIVES COMMISSION FIGURES Shows Percentage to Be at Lean One-Tkird Higher. SAYS HUNGRY MEN BECOME DANGEROUS Thus He Explains Scenes of Disorder During Recent Strike. DISEASE IS ALSO PROLIFIC AMONG MEN Doctors Tell of Asthma, Rheumatism and I.umhngo Induced by Labor laser Ground In th Anthracite Fields. BCRANTON. Pa.. Nov. 20.-When ths strike commission resumed today Rev. Teter Roberts wss recalled. Ho compared fatalities on sll railroads In the Inlted States with those in the anthracite field, aud said that while t.5 per 1,000 railroad employee are killed an nually, 3.5 per 1,000 employes are killed In the anthracite industry. Th fatalities among switchmen, flagmen and watchmen in 1900, he said, wer 6.3 per 1.O00. as against 6.6 per 1.000 miners and their laborers working inside the mines. The question of arriving at a fair pries on rock in connection with coal mining. Dr. Roberts said, was one that could be ad Justed only by the mine employes and the companies. He tald It was far from the truth to characterize the operators as hard hearted and unjust snd as seeking con stsntly to grind men down to the last penny of wages as had been charged. Dr. Roberts declared that the men In the southern anthracite district voted to stand by their brothers In the northern district on the question of insisting on th recog nition of the union and also on all other points raised In the Shamokln convention. Answering further Questions b Me w.i. verton. Dr. Roberts said he understood thst uissensions nad occurred between miners and their helpers, the latter claiming that the miners left them at an unseasonable hour and Imposed on them the whole of the labor. Compulsory Education Provided For. The fact was brought out in the course of cross-examination that the Penn sylvania legialature In 1891 passed a com pulsory education law applying to every child under 16 yesrs, and that under Its provisions parents of uellnquents could be punished. The question of the extra haxardous char acter the mine workers' bccuDstlon waa then referred to by Everett Warren, coun sel for the Erie company, who askee) lf It were not true that over 60 per cea of the accidents were attributable to tbe anxiety of th miner to get out of the mta at.a-much earlier. no.ur:tha boob- -'. Witness was not prepared to say than waa tbe percentage. . "If the conditions In the bituminous re gions," Inquired Mr. Wolverton, "are better than in the anthracite fields, why did the men who left the hard coal regions during tho strike return to tbe anthrsclte fields after the strike?" "Because of social and family ties," re sponded witness. Newspaper reports of violence had been greatly exaggerated, said Dr. Roberts as counsel today read copious extracts from a magazine article which witness agreed he had written, and in which he described many acta of intimidation, violence and boycott. In explanation. Dr. Roberts said these acta could not all be attributed to the union, and made a brief speech. In which he said the operators refused to arbitrate and the men were forced to strike to gsln their demands. "They grew hunr;ry In the struggle," he said, "and a hungry man Is dangerous." Much of the early psrt ot tfie afternoon was consumed in reading extracta from Dr. Roberts' book. These extrscts referred to the rates of wages, tbe character and aize of coal veins and tbe character and conditions about the mines. Dr. Roberts was followed on the stand by several physicians, who testified to the amount of illness among the mine workers. Dr. John O'Maley said asthma, rheuma tism and lumbago were common among miners. Nine-tenths of the men he treated suffered from asthma. That disease was caused by coal dust, power smoke or vitiated air. In post-mortem examinations be bad seen miners' lungs as black as anthracite coal. On cross-examination by Mr. Torrey of the Delaware ft Hudson company, Dr. O'Maley admitted that whooping cough patlenta were frequently taken Into the mines for relief and that asthmatic pa tients are usually long lived. He denied that asthma had a tendency to protect a patient from contracting consumption. Dr. r. P. Lenahan of Wllkesbsrr was then called and gave It as his opinion that 90 per cent of tbe men engaged about the mines at the age of fifty yeara were afflicted with some sort of rheumatism. The effect of particles of coal getting Into the ltinga of the men was to bring on bronchial troubles, and eventually a pe culiar form of consumption. He had known miners to cough up coal dust nine years after leaving tbe mines and had beard of one case after tbe man bad been out fifteen years. Must Die at Fifty. Tb average life of a miner was fifty years, and the miner lived only twenty five or thirty years after be began work. On cross examination by Everett War ren, counsel for the Delaware ft Hudson, witness, whun asked If it wer not true that all people employed out of the sunlight were likely to have a pale, anaemia ap pearance, aald if the statements hs had heard today wert. true, the lack of sun light would not contribute to any great extent to the miner's condition because the companies claimed the men left their work before noon. He admitted that a number of men em ployed in a nearby ax works had been affected with sciatica, rheumatism and consumption, and on further cross-examination said a miner could not be got away from tbs mines because they wer unfit for other occupations. Dr. Rlchsrd H. Gibson of Scranton fol lowed and was on the atsnd when the com mission sdjourned. No siews ot Robbers. TRINIDAD, Colo.. Nov. M.-Three psrtles are out in search of tbe robbers, who held up the Colorado & Southern passenger train Tuesday nluht rn-ar Krahoar, but nothing has been heard from them today. The re port that two of the robbers had been sur rounded and wt-re marking a stubborn fight last ulght baa not ben confirmed.