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The Omaha .Daily Bee.
Wisconsin Bandit Drug Brea and Leave
Him to Freeze.
Comes to Himself in Raging 8nowtorm
and Finds Money Gene.
Finally Reachea Railway, Whera Bection
Men Give Succor.
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.
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
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
Will Attend National Reciprocity Con
vention tat Detroit Next
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.
State of Kansas, Illinois aad Wla
eensln' Shnro Fall with
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.
northwestern I'nlveralty Gives Vienna
SarsTeon Doctorate of
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.
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
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.
Rnssla and Britain Eiekasg Views
and May Go to Hna-ue
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.
Haaar Them from Celling: bgr Heels
to ' Force Betrayal . of
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."
Rallying; Cry of Old Days Renewed
at the Annual Bane.net la
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
out that of ths 325 members of the Cobden
t 24' ar foreigners domiciled abroad
la in no
way representative of British
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
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 '
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
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, .
Rock Island Want Mora Immigrant Traffio
G.ven to It,
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.
One of tho Reasons Way Freight on
Grain Out of Chlcaaro Is
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. .
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.
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.
Already Wanted for Perjury, I Now
Implicated In Jury Brlblnar
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.
Ask tor an Etsht-lloar Day Commeae
la Next May Throughout.
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.
Raral Mall Carrier Appointed and
Other Kens In ".Postal '
(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
Postmasters appointed: Nebraska Jacob
E. Evans,' Creston, Platto county, vice E.
M. White, resigned.
Iowa Jacob Flsch, Granville, Sioux
Wyoming Mary Fuller. Walcott, Carbon
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,
Senator Gamble of 8outh Dakota and hla
Bon Ralph arrived today and are at the
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.
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
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.
Scads a Challeaare to Soldiers Which
Is Likely to Be Ac
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
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,
Closing of Port of Boston Shuts Ont
Christmas Trade with London.
Secretary of Aarrlcalture Say (sch
Action I Absolutely Necessary
la Order to Stamp Ont
(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,
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
"I do not look for any long period of this
'"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
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.)
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
Fonr Men Obtain Many Acres of Val
uable Minnesota Iron
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.
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.
Express Pleasure at Chief Execntlve'a
Broad and Philanthropic
, 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
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.
Thermometer Gets Down to Fifteen
Below Zero In Western
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.
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.
Six Other Persons Ar Seriously
Injured and Cars Ar
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.
Three Little Ones Caaarht la Bnrnlna;
House Snccnmh to Their
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.
At New York Arrived
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.
At Havre Arrived: Numantta. from Ta
Cfima. ban Francisco, tic., for Hamburg.
Ventmela Cornea to Terms with Government
of Great Britain.
Detaili of Agreement Ispt Secret Until
American Authorities Report.
Roosevelt Notified Before Final Action ia
Taken in Enroje.
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
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.
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
French Deputies aad Senators Mast
Retlga from Maalclnal
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
Ths government remained neutral, but Ita
supporters voted for the meaaur which la
directed against th national deputies.

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