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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, vl871, OMAHA, SATURDAY MOKNING, NOVEMlJEIt 29, 1902-TWELVE PAGES. SINGLE COPY TI1H EE CENTS. ? V. OMAHA MAN ROBBEb Wisconsin Bandit Drug Brea and Leave Him to Freeze. LIES UNCONSCIOUS FOR TWO WHOLE DAYS Comes to Himself in Raging 8nowtorm and Finds Money Gene. CRAWLS MILES ON HANDS AND KNEES Finally Reachea Railway, Whera Bection Men Give Succor. FEET ARE BADLY FROZEN WHEN FOUND tri(ri Entire Him to Lonely Soot Plea of Selling; (beep, Then The? Bind, Rob and Leave Him. i RAWLINS, Wyo., Not. 2. (Special.) A. H. Bree, employed by the Flato Com million company of South Omaha, was found In a railroad cut west of town yes terday morning. . His feet were badly frozen and he had been without food since Sunday noon. He waa taken to the state hospital at Rock Springs, where both . letsa will probably be amputated. Bree tells an almost Incredible story, but bis appearance certainly bears out his statement. He says he arrived In Rawlins Friday from his home In South Omaha. Sunday he met three men who aald they had a bunch of sheep three mllea from town that they would aell cheap. Bree accompanied them to the place, but the aheep were not to be found. One of the men suggested they sit down on a rock, at a lunch and rest and then continue the search for the flock. Bree assented and re members nothing that occurred otter ha partook of the lunch. He regained consciousness during the anow storm of Tuesday night. Hla feet were ao badly froten that he could not atand and he was almost fsmlshed. With the lights of the town as a guide he started to crawl the three miles. All night he kept up the snail-like pace over the snow covered ground, his hand and kneea torn and bleedlag. At daylight he crawled Into the railroad cut and was seen by the section men who brought him In. When Bree went out on the prairie with the three strangers he. carried $250 In his pockets, but when he awoke from his long aleep the money waa gone. The authorities are aatlafled the strangers doped Bree, stola the money and left him on the prairie to die. There te not a single clue to the Identity of the would-be murderers. HEAR BLACK FRANCHISE CASE Clremlt Coart Listens to Plea to In. ' validate Constitution of " , - Vlrlala. ' RICHMOND. Va-j .Now- M.--Tha" case brought on behalf of colored complainant to restrain the Stats Board of Canvassers from Issuing certificates of election to member of congress elected in the last election and invalidate the new Virginia constitution began in the United States cir cuit court this afternoon. Mr. Wise opened for the complainants. His oontentlon that tho constitution was Vitiated by the refusal of the members of the committee to take the oath led the chief justice to ask If ths convention was not a convention de facto. To the argument that the complainants were without rem edy as to certain matters, the chief justloe asked If Virginia did not have a supreme court. One -at Mr. Wise's main contentions waa that th convention had no power to pro claim tho constitution. Mr. Christian, In his reply for th commonwealth, devoted i himself lsrselv to the nuMtlnn of ha riirht of proclamation, combatting Mr. Wise's contention. IOWA'S GOVERNOR TO SPEAK Will Attend National Reciprocity Con vention tat Detroit Next Heath. CHICAGO, Nov. 28. Reciprocity, prl marl I y with Cuba and with Canada, and and others, against the government's pro oventually with th whole civilised world, ' tectionist tendencies In general and the Is ths result aimed at by th National sugar convention in particular. This aound Nonpartisan Reciprocity league, which will , ln anew of the liberal war cry of "free tomorrow send out over 1,000 Invitations to I trade" has provoked much newspaper corn- Its annual convention to be held In De - trolt on December 10 and 11, Governors of all ths north and midwest ern states ar asked to take part In the convention, as are also ths Canadian cabi net and many members f the Canadian Parliament. Boards of Trade and similar organisations all over ths middle west are ; whilst of the remainder many are forelgn axpscted to be represented and ths plana residing here, and, therefore, the club of ths reciprocity league, which at first contemplated a small gathering of possibly S66 delegates, have grown within th last week or so to look for a meeting of three or four times that number. Among th speakers who have already promised to addresa th convention la Gov ernor Cummins of Iowa, who will bring for ward th Iowa reciprocity scheme. SNOW ST0RMIS GENERAL State of Kansas, Illinois aad Wla eensln' Shnro Fall with Nebraska. TOPEKA, Kan.. Nov. 18. Report from Kansas counties aar that th rain, which fell all day, ha turned Into a heavy storm of aleet and anow. In ths central part ot th stats nearly two Inches of snow has fallen. It Is the first general snow ot ths winter. , BLOOM INGTON, 111., Nov. 28. 8now be gan . to tall this evening and reached a depth of three. inches befor midnight. Th Indications are that the storm will last all night. Reports from adjoining counties show that th storm Is widespread. LACROSSE. Wis., Nov. 28. It Is snowing In western Wisconsin tonight. This 1 ths first heavy snowfall of the seaaon. LORENZ IS NOW DOCTOR northwestern I'nlveralty Gives Vienna SarsTeon Doctorate of Laws. CHJCAOO, Nov. II Ths honorary degree of Doctor of Law waa conferred upon Prat. Adolf Lorens by Northwesters us vsrslty tonight. Ths csremcny, which was held la tbe new Art and Sciencs building, waa wit. aeu4 by lb !- faculty and several hundred lmvttsd guests. JORD ISSUES AN ULTIMATUM Demand the Invalidation of tbe Election of Certain Membera of Haytlan Chamber. PORT AU PRINCE, Nov. IS. General Alexia Nord, who waa war minister of the provlilc -tvernment, and who la at St. Marc I 000 to 10,000 men from Gonalveft, , Hlmatum to the the Invallda- ' '--itles who government n tlon of the election, are members of the p- ' - . i by M. Flrmln, the self-exiled leaded je recent rebellion. If the Chamber refuaea to cancel the election of these deputiea the outbreak of another civil war la probable. The general opinion la that the Chamber will reject the geoeral'a demand. Preparation are being made to defend Port au Prince. In view of the possibility that Oeneral Nord will attack it. On Oeneral Nord'a entry Into St. Maro he was received by the army and the popula tion with cries of "Long live General Nord, president of Hayti!" His candidacy for the presidency Is gaining ground here. Several attempt to hold a meeting of the Chamber have failed, tt being Impossible to obtain a quorum. The followers of Callls tbene Fouchard, formerly minister of finance and now an aspirant for the presi dency, and Deetjen Zenequlst, president of the Chamber, are divided and appear to be powerless to resist General Nord. SUGAR LEADS TO SOUR WORDS Rnssla and Britain Eiekasg Views and May Go to Hna-ue Court. ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 28! It Is offici ally announced that Great Britain Is th note regarding the sugar conference,. Great Britain's reply hoped that the Russian government would atlil slgnfy its adherence to the Brussels convention, but It not Great Britain would be compelled to Impose a retaliatory duty on Russian augar, pro vided that the International commission de cided that a sugar bounty exists In Russia. The Russian government has replied de claring that such action would be an In fringement of the Anglo-Russian commer cial treaty of 1869. That It did not take part In the Brussels conference because It wished to assure Itself full freedom to adopt domestlo measures for the regulation of the Russian sugar Industry. Furthermore, it would regard an Infringe ment of the Anglo-Saxon commercial treaty a a dangerous precedent for the regulated development of International relations be tween friendly nations. The reply concludes by offering to submit the question of sugar and all other goods to The Hague arbitration court. TURKS TORTURE MACEDONIANS Haaar Them from Celling: bgr Heels to ' Force Betrayal . of Secrets. LONDON. Nov. 28. Mall advices from Constantinople, under data of November 24. Say: tIa wptta of all denials tne port U adopt Ing barbarous methods In 'crushing ths Macedonian peasants. Th winter has set In and the danger from revolutionary bands Is over, yet the Turkish authorities seem to think the time has come to act. "In the face of promises of free pardon to those who have returned to their homes. Christian villagers have been shockingly tortured to make them betray alleged con cealed arms, or give Information regard ing ths working of th Macedonian com mittees. The bastlno has been frequently employed until the victims were crippled for life, their feet being beaten to a pulp by Turkish soldiers. Peasants were also hung by their heels to the oelllng and boil ing hot egg put In their trm pits. Even priests were not spared, while the troops openly plundered the peasants, who are be ing driven to despair." C0BDEN CLUB FOR FREE TRADE Rallying; Cry of Old Days Renewed at the Annual Bane.net la London. LONDON, Nov. 29. Ths annual banquet of the Cobden club, which waa held last evening, resolved Itself Into a great dem onstration of the liberal leader. Lord Spencer, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman 1 Dent. Sir Henry Campbell-Bannermann declared that tba liberal party would op- pose by every means in their power tbe bill, giving effect to th. sugar convention. rfiniarvfttivn run.. tiia vy- out that of ths 325 members of the Cobden t 24' ar foreigners domiciled abroad la in no opinion. way representative of British CALLS WHITE TO, ORDER Berlin Paper Contrasts Treatment of Ronmaalan Jew aad Amer. lean Kearrees. BERLIN, Nov. 28. Tho Kreui Zeltung. discussing Mr. White's recent letter re garding the treatment of Hebrew In Rou mania, say it is to be recommended that the ambassador remove the beam from his own eye before removing th mot from his neighbor's. Th Roumanian Jaws, says the paper, are ,,r better situated than the American ne- ' They ar not treated with th same contempt and do not suffer from lynch law, neither are Jewish funeral processions In - arises out of a charge against Colonel Ell Roumanla mobbed as In New York and Chi- R. Sutton, who two years ago waa ac cago. j quitted of complicity In the military board f ' MOUNT PELFi AGAIN VIOLENT Mnll Steam . Which Passes island Brlre-s News of State of Volcaao. v 6T. THOMAS, D. W. I., Nov. t. Tn Royal Mall ateamer Yare, which ' arrived here today, passed Mount Pelee, Island of Martinique, during Wednesday morning and reports that ths volcano waa ths erupting violently. Laasjaaste Hlets Continue. BARCELONA. Nov. 28. The riots which took place hers yesterday as so outcome of the publication of decrees restricting th use ot the Italian language were re aswed today. The gendarmes received vol leys of stones and at firit were compelled to retire, but eventually forced their way tnt th university and arrested a number ot students, . WESTERN RAILROADS WAR Rock Island Want Mora Immigrant Traffio G.ven to It, OTHER LINES OBJECT TO THE DEMAND Meeting In Chicane Fall to Settle Difficulty- or Get Arbitration Ac cepted and So Appoint In vestlsratloa Committee. CHICAGO, Nov. 28 Present Indications point to a war amoLg western lines over the Immigrant traffic. The traffic men of the passenger depart ments of the western lines today met Mr. Wadlelgh and Mr. McLeod of the Weatorn Passenger association In an effort to reach a settlement. The meeting waa called be cause of the Impression that arbitration could be brought about or the lines Inter ested could be Induced to dip a bit deeper into their pockets and give tbe Rock Island the recognition for Its El Paso line which Mr. Sebastian thinks it should have. It la understood that the Rock Island la standing out for 10 per cent of the revenue between Kansas City and El Paso, but all Its officials except Mr. Sebastian are said to be willing to leave the matter to arbi tration. When the conference met It found that the Southern Pacific was unwilling to sub mit to arbitration, and aome of the lines dld not care to contribute a sufficient j amount of their present aharea to make up tbe percentage demanded. The Santa Fe is also said to be adverse to arbitration. A committee waa appointed, consisting of Mr. Sebastian, passenger traffic manager of the R ! Santa the Rock Island; George T. Nicholson of tba Fe and E. O. McCormlck of the South- ern P"ncwho were Instructed to try t reach a common basis, and report to the advisory committee of the bureau. LAKES ARE NOT COMPETITORS One of tho Reasons Way Freight on Grain Out of Chlcaaro Is Hlarher. WASHINGTON. Nov. 28. Official notice of an Increase of 2Vi eenta per hundred pounds In the freight tariff on grain from j Chicago to New York was filed with the Interstate Commerce commission today. j The new grain freight basis, which will j be observed by the lines eastbound out of j Chicago and other points in the territory east of the Mississippi river and north of the Ohio, is 20 cents per hundredweight. This Increase In the grain schedule usually follows the closing of navigation on the Great Lakes. This rate applies to the domestlo rate on grain and grain products. The export rat Is advanced from IS cent to 17Vi cents, except that the rate on export grain consigned to a vessel advanced from 13V4 to 15 cents. The new tariff will be effec tive December J. . SANTA FE CASE REOPENED hrterstute Commerce Commission, Or ders New Investigation of St. Louis Complaint. WASHINGTON, Nov. 28. The Interstate Commerce commission today announced its decision to reopen the case of the Business Men's league of St. Louis against the Atch ison, Topcka Santa Fe and other rail ways. A further hearing will be held at St. Louis on February 10. The commission holds that a showing of less distance and former graded rates does not warrant an order requiring lower rates from St. Louis, Chicago and other interior potnta than from New York on traffic car ried by rail to Pacific coast destinations. While ths commission does not condemn tbe tariff as a whole, many of its details are declared to be unlawful. IOWA MECHANIC RESIGNS Santa Fe Employe at Fort Madison Will Join Norfolk aV West era Railroad. TOPEKA. Kan., Nov. 28. N. T. Herr, Santa Fe master mechanic: at Fort Madison, Iowa, sent bta resignation to the general offices here today. He has accepted service with the Norfolk Western road. J. H. McOoff of the Northern Pacific will assume the vacant position on December L Bis; Fonr Raises Wages. CLEVELAND, Nov. 28. Notice will be posted tomorrow by th Big Four an nouncing an advance in wages to its yard I , .w - ' n i , J . . 7 ' V"'""" " '" I IPO. ffct,T The i new schedule Is: Night conductors. 27 cenU " ,hour: d!f eoiiduotow. M cents. Night brakemen, 24 cents; day brakemen, 23 cents. Have No Rlsht to Differentiate, CLEVELAND, Nov. 28. The Nickel Plate and the Baltimore Ohio have been sus tained In their contention that the Big Four has no right for differential rat on west bound buslneaa out of Cleveland. This decision waa reached by P. S. Eustls, pas senger traffic manager of the Burlington, who waa called In as arbitrator. POLITICIAN FACES CHARGES Already Wanted for Perjury, I Now Implicated In Jury Brlblnar Case. LANSING, Mich.. Nov. 28. Ex-State Senator John Holbrook was bound over for trial tonight by Justice Marsh on a charge , of attempting to corrupt a Juror. Th case I acacdal. throuch which the stats was robbed of nearly $50,000 worth of supplies ay aasvaauay VI a amimv awsasnv saas va liui Vliasu of th goods. Sutton is now a fugitive in Mexico, a warrant having been recently taaued charg ing him with perjury. FURNACE WORKERS DEMAND Ask tor an Etsht-lloar Day Commeae la Next May Throughout. Country. TOUNG8TOWN. Nov. 28. According to ths officials of the National Association of Blast Purnac workers, that association will on May 1, serve notice on all blaat furnac operators throughout the country that sight hours will constitute a day's work. A vols is be tog taken by ths lodges en th question and ths replies thus far ars in favor of ths proposition. Ample actios alll b given th manufacturer. WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL Raral Mall Carrier Appointed and Other Kens In ".Postal ' Department, (From a 8taff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, Nov. 28. (Special Tele gram.) The postofflces at Pltrodle, Clark county, S. D., and Lakeport, Woodbury county, la., have been ordered discontinued. The following Iowa rural free delivery letter carriers have been appointed: Prlmgbar, regulars, William H. Brown, Wlllard H. Easton; substitutes, H. G. Rob inson, Charles McCann. Sergeant Bluff, regular, E. N. Hall; substitute, Edmund C. Holder. Auburn, regular, Walter S. Syl vester; aubstltute, George F.. Sylvester. 8loux Rapids, -regulars, Charles F Collins ana ta uiesson; suDstuutes, ueorge w. ; Collin, anil Hatfle Cleanon. Blencoe. reru- ! lar, F. A. West; substitute, Will Rounds. Tl I 1 A ii (.., ' ! ..' " William n. tuner, opencrr. regulars, - ter F. Witt and H. D. Cleaver; substitutes, Theodore Witt and T. B. Powell. Odebolt, regular, A. B. Harding; substitute, Charles Harding. Postmasters appointed: Nebraska Jacob E. Evans,' Creston, Platto county, vice E. M. White, resigned. Iowa Jacob Flsch, Granville, Sioux county. Wyoming Mary Fuller. Walcott, Carbon county. A. W. Machen, superintendent of the tree delivery, today gave out a statement Tt- garding mail collected and delivered by tbe rural free delivery service In the United Btates for the year ending June SO. 1902, with daily averages per reute. There are 8,413 rural free delivery routes in the United States and 249,201,211 pieces of mall were delivered and collected during th year. In Nebraska there are 20S routes, which handled 9,653,897 pieces; dally average, 149 pieces per route. South Dakota has fifty three, which handled 1,797,978 pieces; daily average, 108 pieces per route. In Wyoming there are five routes, which handled 167,148 pieces last year; daily average, 108 pieces per route. A voucher for $10,000 was sent today from the Indian bureau to Agent Matbew son of the Omaha and Winnebago agency in Nebraska to make the annual payment to the Wlnnebagoea. Secretary Shaw today decided ta purchase the site offered by Jesse Converse for the public building at Laramie, Wyo. This property Is located at the southwest cor ner of Thornburg and Third street; price, jg.ooo. Senator Gamble of 8outh Dakota and hla Bon Ralph arrived today and are at the Normandle. Congressman Connor, ' wife and son, of Denison, la., arrived tonight and have taken apartment for the winter at the Hamilton. J. D. Richards of Waterloo, la., secretary to Speaker Henderson, arrived tonight. Harry C. Brome of Omaha la in the city stopping at th New Wlllard. PAYMASTER MAY BE PROMOTED President Roosevelt Overrules Report that Naval Officer . la Cnsouud. , WASHINGTON, Nov.' 28.fh ''president today settled the long spending .case of John Clyde Sullivan, paymaster of the navy, by disapproving the adverse findings of the board which examined him for pro motion. The officer was recently restored to the navy by an act of congress, and when ex amined for promotion was reported to be mentally, morally, physically and profes sionally unfit for such advancement. 'The president's action leaves his present status unchanged. ttuesada Hopeful for Trcnty. WASHINGTON, Nov. 28. During a brief call on the president today by Minister Quesada of Cuba, there waa some incidental reference to the proposed reciprocity treaty between the United States -and the island. Minister Quesada hopes there will be some tangible results on the subject In a short time. The minister's object In calling on th president was primarily for the purpose of Informing him that his advices from Havana showed that the disorder growing out of the strike had terminated and that quiet had been restored. ej Appointments Not Considered. WASHINGTON, Nov. 28. The president has given no consideration as to the per sonnel of the -Isthmian canal commission. He told Senator Cullom of Illinois today that until the pending negotiations with Colombia were finished and the government ascertained exactly where "It waa at," be would not consider tbe matter of appoint ments on the commission. Transfer Cable Sonndlnsrs. WASHINGTON, Nov. 28. The formal transfer of the soundings and aurveys of Kero. to be used in the construction of the Pacific cable, occurred today in the office of Rear Admiral Bradford, chief of the bureau of equipment, the manager ot th Washington office ot the Postal Tele graph company, receiving them for th ca ble company. American Corsets the Voarae. WASHINGTON, Nov. 2$. "American corsets rule this market," aays United Statea Consul Mahln, reporting to the State department from Nottingham, England, on popular ware in England. He says ao pop ular have American styles become that French maker are compelled to get their patterns from the United State. SULTAN IS AGAIN WARLIKE Scads a Challeaare to Soldiers Which Is Likely to Be Ac eepted. MANILA, Nov.t8. Ths sultan of Bacolod. after professing friendship for America, has written a letter to Captain Pershing at Camp Vicars, In which ha calls Americana "hogs, hogs, who eat hogs," and challenges them to fight. It Is probable that Captain Pershing will be ordered to take a column to Bacolod. 'Ths military men, however, doubt whether the sultan will really fight. Constabulary Inspector Hendryx, who has been stationed in Samar Island, was killed last Tuesday by a band ot ladrones. The reports regarding his death are meager and indicate that Hendryx was attacked by a auperlor force ot ladrones. His detach ment of constabulary was routed and Hen dryx with one soldier was surrounded and killed. Taft aad Galdl Negotiate. MANILA, Nov. 28. Governor Taft and Archbishop Ouldi have commenced the ne gotiations for ths settlement of ths pend ing questions between th rhurcb and th slats aad bav agreed to hold at least three sessions weekly until a conclusion has beea reached. Governor Taft will glvs a dinner la hunor of Mgr. Guldi scat Monday, HITS CATTLE FEEDERS HARD Closing of Port of Boston Shuts Ont Christmas Trade with London. GREAT BRITAIN IS ALSO EXERCISED Secretary of Aarrlcalture Say (sch Action I Absolutely Necessary la Order to Stamp Ont Disease. (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON. Nov. 28. (Special Tele gram.) The action of the Department of Agriculture In closing the port of Boston to export cattle has caused a commotion ; In every cattle feeding state in the coun try. At thla season of year, cattle feeders of tho west ship their "export" steers to . . ... ,., I Stockers In Iowa, Nebraska, Kansaa and Wyoming are bought up early in the sum mer and fed on the farms of tbe central west and New York and are crowded to Boston and Portland late In November and early In December tor the English holiday markets. Th Christmas beet of London j Is raised on the ranges of the west and fattened especially In the corn belt for this trade and Is crowded Into New England ports at thla season of the year for direct m transport to England. The reason that Boston and Portland are selected for this particular branch of the export trade is that these New England porta afford bettor facilities in November and December than New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore pos sibly can. The latter ports are crowded with other goods, notably grain, cotton and manufactures in the fall and winter months and fat cattle, requiring a great deal of space, are not desired. By closing the port of Boston at this time the secretary of agriculture has cut off the principal port of export for English Christmas beef and very naturally protests are pouring in by the score from Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, New York, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and, in fact, from every state whero cattle are bred or fattened. But the secre tary says that the order is absolutely neces sary to the stamping out of the hoof and mouth disease, which is epidemic In New England. He realizes that the order has worked a hardship to some, but he will not recede from hi position because strin gent regulations are absolutely essential. London Is Worried. BQ8TON, Nov. 28. The cattle bureau of the State Board of Agriculture up to today had received about 100 Individual reports of the presence of the foot and mouth contagion whioh has caused tbe secretary of agriculture to prohibit the exportation of cattle from Boston and to establish a quarantine of cattle, sweep and swlns in New England. It . was stated that all rep'orta received here come from localities within seventy five miles of Boston. The closing of the Brighton stock yards, . the principal ones in New England, by the State Board of Agriculture will cause an Interruption to traffic, which under ordinary circumstances aggregates BOO to 700 head of cattle a day. Dr. Samuel E. Bennett, inspector of th United State Bureau f Anrmal Industry, said: Inspector Bennett Talks. "The British government would close her ports to all our ships on slight pretext. All they would look at it is that ther is foot and mouth disease In the United States, It makes no difference whether the battle are yarded In Massachusetts, or In Kansas or In Iowa. It was only a short' time' ago that Argentine republic was shipping a great many cattle over to Liverpool. A great many ships were on the sea, but the word waa carried ahead of them that there was a cattle disease In Argentine republic and when the vessels got there they found every British port ' closed against them. Those ships had to put to sea, - slaughter their cattle In midocean and throw them overboard. The ports were closed to thein j ln nlm- uc" va lor three years. Three years time would ! Tucktr had met Damns and the girl on mean the loss of upward of 2,000.000 of ex- ! the treet n'1 without warning fired two port cattle from the porta of the United I ,not" l nlm' th wounded man returning States. "I do not look for any long period of this trouble. '"The Cunarder, Sylvia, which sails tomor row for Liverpool, was booked to take 864 cattle and 750 sheep; Sagamore, sailing Sunday for Liverpool, 600 cattle, and 1,081 sheep, and Columbian for London, 600 cat tle, and 1,200 sheep. Other bookings of live stock for steamers leaving here within the next ten days are as follows: Englishman. Liverpool, 351 cattle; Marlon, Liverpool, 1 300 cattle; Uultonla, Liverpool, 543 cattle Armenian, Liverpool 650 cattle, and 1.000 sheep; Klngstonlun, 380 cattle and 1,600 sheep; Virginian,1 London, 425 cattle. The shipments figure up more than $45,000 In freight." . Cattle were being loaded on two ocean liners tonight. The British government has been asked by cable whether these cattle will be allowed to land at British ports, being informed at the same time that tho cattle are either western or Canadian and In good condition. The steamers will not sail until an answer to ths cablegram Is re ceived. Seme Animals Exempt. J. A. Hathaway, one of ths largest ex porters ot cattle in the country, who con trols several stock yards, among them those at Watertown and Brighton, considers the order of the secretary of agriculture forbidding the exportation of cattle from New England a serious blow to dealers In live stock. Tonight he said: Within the last few days I have received too cattle and 750 sheep. They are all in sound condition. As soon as I learned of the order I communicated with the Wash ington officials to tlnd out what could be done about moving these cattle and sheep. Swift t Co. took similar action. Our ef forts proved successful, for tonight we re oelved word that that portion of the stock fn hand could be moved immediately. Ujr ng the day the cattle and Bheep at the Watertown yard, and those of Swift A Co. at Somervllle were Inspected and found all right. Tonight they were shipped here and placed on steamers, which will sail tomorrow. I believe these shipments to Europe will be the last for some time from New Eng land, or at least until conditions change. Certainly none of the exporters can make a move in this direction until ths restric tions havs been lifted. Ships May Be Crowded. NEW YORK. Nov. 28. Ths Journal of Commerco tomorrow will say: The belief was quit generally expressed by represen tatives of transatlantic lines her tbat the closing of th port of Boston for cattle for export would result la a portion of that traffic coming to New York, though to hat extent they were not prepared to say. Many Inquiries were being made for ton nags from New York. Practically all ths 11 v stock carrying lines bavs contracta with cattle shippers. These lines can probably handle more cattle than tbe contracts csll for, but It Is pos sible that ths demand " for tonnage may provs greater than th available supply, (Continued on Second Page.) CONDITION OF THE WEATHER Forecast f"r Nebraska Fair Saturday; Colder In Kast Portion; Sunday Fair. Temperature at Omaha Yestcrdayi Hoar. Dear. Hoar. Dear. S a. m 81 1 p. m 40 I t, n.MMi SI a p. m...... t T a. ta a -J 8 p. m 4.1 8 a. m na 4 . m 41 n a. m 84 r p. m 84 1( a. m ail O p. ni 85 11 a. m a T p. m...... B.'l 11 M 8! H p. m ...... 8tf O p. m 8a COURT MAKES MILLIONAIRES Fonr Men Obtain Many Acres of Val uable Minnesota Iron Lands. MINNEAPOLIS. Nov. 28. Judge Lochren , In the United States district court today decided that F. W. Eaton and bis assocl .... . ..... of the famous Acton thirty, situated near Ely, Minn. This section Is right In the Iron belt and the decision makes the successful lltl- ganta millionaires as tbe United States supreme court six months ago confirmed their title to 820 acres in the same section. The litigation has continued more than a dozen years. In tho case dr-.-ided today the Midway Iron company is the defeated litigant. As sociated with Eaton are R. H. Fogan and Leonidas Merrltt of Duluth and D. J. Lon start of Milwaukee. COLORADO CENTENARIAN DIES Mexican Veteran and Old Stockman Passes Away at Hundred and Ela-ht. TRINIDAD, Colo., Nov. 28. Isaac Van Brlmer died at his home near Gray Creek today, aged 108 years. He was a veteran of the Mexican war and scouted with Kit Carson. He had been a resident of the county for fifty years and at one time waa a prominent stockman. George Van Brlmer, superintendent of the Colorado Fuel and Iron works of Pu eblo, Is his son. SANTA FE, N. M., Nov. 28. General Jose Maria Chaves, for many years a prominent figure In the "history of New Mexico, and whose family contains many of the leading citizens of the territory. Is dead at his home at Albuquerque, gged 101. NEGROES PRAISE ROOSEVELT Express Pleasure at Chief Execntlve'a Broad and Philanthropic Letter. , NORFOLK,' Va., Nov. 28. At today's ses sion of the African Methodist church con ference, representing 75.000 colored people, strong resolutions were adopted expressing profound pleasure at what is termed Presi dent Roosevelt's "broad and philanthropic letter on the appointment of Dr. Crum of Charleston," and heartily commending his attitude toward the negroes. Bishop Wal ters and others prominent In tho confer ence spoke, in support. The conference also passed a resolution CommenMing the attack John S Wise is making on the new constitution of Vir ginia. FIGHT DEADLY PISTOL DUEL Two Men nt Armourdale, Knnsns, Lose ' ' Their Lives on Account of a Girl. KANSAS CITY, Nov. 28. At Armourdale, Kan., near here today, Ernest Damns and Charles W. Tucker, packing house em ployes, fought a pistol duel over Mable Randall, a waitress. Damns was mortally wounded, but before bs died he shot Tucker twice, fatally wound- tne nre as ne lay on me grouna. COLD WAVE STRIKES WYOMING Thermometer Gets Down to Fifteen Below Zero In Western Part. CHEYENNE, Wyo.. Nov. 28. (Special Telegram.) Wyoming la in the grasp of a cold wave tonight, and In some sections snow baa been falling. The temperature at Evanston, in the extreme western por tion, fell to 15 degreea below zero at 9 o'clock tonight, and Green River, Rock Springs, Rawlins aud Laramie report tem peratures of from zero to 10 below. It waa quite cold in Cheyenne and the eastern Portion at 4 o'clock, but the temperature had become warmer at 9 o'clock. KANSAS METHUSALEH DEAD Leaves Daughter Aged Ninety When Dylna; at Hundred aad Twenty Three. NEWTON, Kan.. Nov. 28. Mrs. Kate Vance, a colored woman of this city, died here tonight, aged 128 years.. Mrs. Vance leaves a daughter aged 90. Her husband died at 105. She distinctly remembered Jefferson's ad ministration and the war of 1812. TRAIN SMASH KILLS i TWO Six Other Persons Ar Seriously Injured and Cars Ar Demolished. MISSOULA, Mont., Nov. 28. An unidenti fied man was killed and seven trainmen seriously Injured in a collision of North ern Pacific freight trains today. . William Brewer Is expected to die. Twenty cars were demolished. CHILDREN DJE IN FLAMES Three Little Ones Caaarht la Bnrnlna; House Snccnmh to Their Injuries. BALTIMORE. Nov. 28. Three children of Morris Breasler, died tonight at City hos pital from burns received at their home during th day. The mother left them at home alon and when she returned th house was In flames. Movements of Ocean Vessel Ko . 28. from At New York Arrived Genoa. Pheonicla At jueenstown Arrived: Lucanla, from New York. Sailed: Merlon, from Liver pool, for Boston. At Liverpool Arrived: Cymric, from New York. Suilad: llovtc, for New York. At Muvlll Sailed: Corinthian, for St. Johns At Havre Arrived: Numantta. from Ta Cfima. ban Francisco, tic., for Hamburg. TROUBLE IS AVERTED Ventmela Cornea to Terms with Government of Great Britain. WILL MEET ALL LEGITIMATE CLAIMS Detaili of Agreement Ispt Secret Until American Authorities Report. UNITED STATES PRESIDENT CONSULTED Roosevelt Notified Before Final Action ia Taken in Enroje. CASTRO SENDS SECRET COMMISSION Delegates Kearotlnte In England Owlnar to Strained Relations with European Ministers at Cara cas Darin Revolution. LONDON, Nov. 28. Important ateps wer taken In London today to satisfy all the diplomatic claims by powers and bond holders against Venezuela. It Is main tained that It the contemplated action meets with approval Germany and Great Britain will have no cause to take the vigorous steps now contemplated. The details of the suggested settlement have not been communicated to th Euro pean governments as yet. Their gist will first be made known to the Vnlted States government, probably to morrow. Tho medium of such communica tion is one ot the most important Anglo American bankers. Venezuela's propositions were mentioned to Mr. Choate today, but pending the result of the direct representations at Washing ton no action will be taken by the embassy toward suggesting that Venezuela b given time to submit Its proposals. The new development In the position, which is regarded as hourly growing mors serious, 1s due to tbe arrival In Europe of a secret delegation from the Venezuelan government empowered to deal with the outstanding liabilities ot that republic. Until a suitable plan could be arranged it was considered Inadvisable to deal with the foreign- ministers at Caracas, with whom relations have become so strained. Such a plan has now. In the belief of the delegation, been arrived at, and, unofficially, through an Anglo-American banker, tbe at titude of the Vnlted States will be ascer tained. The State department will also be put In a position to Judge of the value of Venezuela's offer and good faith In the matter. It la explained that President Castro has hitherto had no opportunity of taking up the queatli i of national finances, but while engaged in suppressing . the revolution he sent to Europe tbe secret delegation re ferred to, with the view ot accomplishing what waa regarded as Impossible ot ex ecution at Caracas. Secrecy was regarded as Imperative In view of President Castro's belief that It It became known that Vene-1 suela contemplated a, new financial settle ment vha would be Inundated with claims of every description and the dealings with the bondholders would have presented many difficulties. Te details of the plan which will be communicated to the State depart ment are carefully guarded, but the main feature la a unification of the outstand ing government and government-guaranteed loana on a basis of security much greater than has been hitherto offered. It is strenuously denied that the present movement Is due to any desire ot Vene zuela to "spar for time" with Great Britain and Germany, and In proof of this It is pointed out that the secret commission left j Venezuela before its relations with Great Britain and Germany had assumed the pres ent asoect. Should the United States give its moral support the plan will be submitted to American bankers. The . Venezuelan delegation believes that It is not too late' to secure the necessary facilities from Europe to bring about a settlement satisfactory to all concerned. Colombian Are Defeated. CARACAS, Venezuela, Nov. 28. The Col ombian Invaders under Oonerals Garblras and Esplritu Morales, after several de feats, were obliged to recross tbe frontier on November 25. They left numerous pris oners In the hands of the Venesuelan troops, among them being the chief of staff, Brl cano, who was abandoned in a wounded condition, and a quantity of ammunition. The revolutionary general, Matos, la still lying aick at Wlllemstadt, Curacao. CREW OF SHIPJIAY BE SAFE Nothing; Definite Known, However, at ' fattt of Steamer Bannoelc i . burn. MONTREAL. Nov. 28. News from va rious sources here today from ths miss ing steamer Bannockburn has Inspired tho hope tbat Its crew of twenty men may be shore somewhere on. the mainland north of Mlchlcopen Isle. While soma doubt still exists ths company officials ar con fident that the crew escaped, although ' Bannockburn s believed to be a wreck. Tbe first news came In the form of a telegram from Chicago, ststlng tbat Ban nockburn waa ashore on the mainland north of Mlchlcopen Island. Ther was great re joicing her and at Kingston, where most of the crew halls from. A later dispatch from Sault Bte. Marl cast some doubt on ths news from Chicago. It was stated that tbe steamer Btrathcona bad passed within four miles of the Island, but aaw nothing of the wreck. It was pointed out by ths steamship officials, however, that while ths Boo dispatch stated that Bannockburn was not ashors on tbe island, the other advices were to th effect tbat the boat was ashor on th mainland, directly north of th Island. It would be possible for a vessel to pass to th south of th Island without sighting th wreck. A later meaaag from ths Chicago agents of th compsny stated that tbe wreck had been sighted by th Canadian steamer Germanic CANNOT SERVE TWO MASTERS French Deputies aad Senators Mast Retlga from Maalclnal Council. PARIS. Nov. 28. After a heated debate tbe Chamber of Deputies this afternoon adopted by a show of hands and proposal to modify th law governing membership of the chamber, making deputies aad ssoa tors Incompetent as municipal councillors In Paris. Two months ars allowed prsssnt members to resign their seats on ths olty council. Ths government remained neutral, but Ita supporters voted for the meaaur which la directed against th national deputies. i