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The Omaha Daily Bee.
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All to Be Withdrawn.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.

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