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Omaha Daily
NO, NOVEMBER 2, 1903.
Twentj-TiTe Fersoni Killed u lesult of
Firs in Tenement Home.
Erdence to Show Hew York Disaster Til
Consnmmation of Plan.
Ehoit Time of Blau Ee mark able for Iu
eriom Oonetqnenoes.
This Inrmted Hinhrr la Already
Crondrt llonse a ad Dead Bodies
f People Blocked Kgrni
t the Living.
NEW YORK, Nov. L-Twenty-one men,
throe women and a 10-months-old babe were
burned to death or suffocated in a Are that
started early this morning- in the House of
All Nations, a tenement house at 426 Elev
enth street. The police and coroner believe
the fire to be of incendiary origin. Borne
peculiar features of the disaster in addi
tion to the startling- loss of life are that
the fire was practically extinguished in
twenty minutes, that the police could learn
of but one person being injured other than
those who lost their lives, and that the
property loss was only 17.000.
List of Iead.
Following- Is the list of the dead:
BORERS. The only person Injured, so far as can
be learned is Mary Jane Qulnn, who was
burned about the face and hands and se
verely bruised by leaping from a second
floor Are esoape to the ground.
r Ft re Escapes Blocked by Dead.
In several apartments in the tenement
Hallowe'en parties were in progress and
the guests at these added greatly to the
number of persons in the house and made
the crush ar-d jam to escape mora than It
ordinarily would . have been. Al
though plentifully provided with Are es
capes, front and rear, escape was cut off
a few minutes after the fire started by
the bodies of the dead becoming wedged
In the openings to the ladders.
The fir had been burning some minutes
bef or-1 . waa 'discovered. .It bad started
In the basement, and rushing upward bad
attacked the stairway leading to the apart
ments. .In a short space of time the Aames
bad so enveloped ;he stairway that egress
from the building by it was impossible.
The house from the third to the fifth
floor was destroyed.
At the windows, front and rear, bodies
of men and women were jammed, showing
that a desperate struggle to get tree had
resulted In the choking of these exits to
the Are escapes and caused a number of
inmates to be suffocated.. Lying on a bed
beside a window at the rear of the fourth
floor the firemen found the bodies of five
men. Each had clutched the one next
to kirn In an endeavor to push him away
in order to get to the Are escape outside.
The features of the men were distorted.
some with rage, others with agony, and,
in two Instances , the men had gripped
each other so hard that 'blood had been
drawn and had run over their hands.
On the third floor were found the bodies
of Vaculetta Vlnguetrro and her baby. The
mother had crawled to the front window
and had succeeded In grasping the sill,
when she was suffocated. Oa her arms
lay tha body of her child, -
, ratal Close of rarty.
On the third floor in an apartment where
a Hallowe'en party was being held, John
O' Toole, one of the occupants, started to
go to the street. He was met by a volume
of smoke as he opened the door. He ran to
the Are escape, followed by all those in
the flat with the exception of his mother.
whose charred body wss found lying at
the entrance to the apartment. O'Toole
and others escaped.
When the flremen reached the scene there
was a mass of flame bursting through the
middle of the roof, while the air was Ailed
with heartrending screams of the - women
and the curses of the men. ,Many daring
rescues were made by the flremen, who at
times had to use violence in their attempts
to disentangle the mass of writhing human
beings struggling In vain efforts to reach
safety from the crowded Are escapes. One
Areman crawled to the fourth floor, where
a window was Ailed with a mass of people,
jammed In and fighting to get out. He
struck the heads of all the men he could
see with his fist and they fell back. He
then handed down to the Aremen oa lad'
ders below three women and a baby. An
other Areman performed a similar feat and
rescued two glila from the fourth floor.
Life nets played a prominent part in
the work of rescue. The flremen dropped
men and women, dead and alive, from ons
floor to another and Anally the men stand
ing on ladders on the first floor let them
fall into the nets held by policemen and
flremen lu the street. The building was
known as "The House of All Nations,
herause of the different nationalities of
Its tenant.
Farmer Dies ta Field.
SIOUX FALLS. 8. IX. Nov. l.- Special )
Auauat Srhwarti. a wen Known larmer i
living near Ramona, was found dead In one
of his fields. When lust seen ne was en
gaged In trying to extinguish a Are which
was sweeping over his stubble. His death
resulted from heart disease caused by over
exertion. Manchester tlota Market.
MANCHESTER, Nov. L Cloth makers
are gradually obtaining a stronger poMtlon
though business was evenly dUtrlbuted last
week, soma tellers ha vine met the Improved
demand, while others report a poor turn
over. The market had a generally harden
ing tendency. Further sales of gray and
bleaching qualities nere effected for t'h'na.
The India inquiry for fabrics was plentiful,
but there was comparatively few transac
. tlor,s. owing to the poor limits offered.
r printing and finishing goods have been In
moderate request, recent rates have been
i h'-xvy and i'hhu move slowly.
Yarns vira 'edier and unlet. Business
n,a bardiy lacUsXile at, LUa advauc la
Aullan. .... : I f i
h ' enha
V, v, -. rila-rlmaa-es to Orates
' lon af Cemetery
v ft"', "lowers,
VIENNA. . iay being the
Fen st of All Bah. .sands of Viennese
made the customer, ilgrlmage to graves
of relatives and friends. By far the greater
number of the pilgrims went to the
Friedhof cemetery, where more thsn 7.000
persons are burled. From early morning
until almost dusk the roads leading to the
various cemeteries were thronged with ve
hicles and pedestrians, the former almost
entirely hidden under the masses of flowers
and wreathes and the latter carrying
lighted candles which were placed In the
graves and which, when darkness came on.
lent a weird aspect to the burial grounds.
The monuments to Moiart, Beethoven,
Schubert and Oluck and the common grave
of the 600 victims of the Ring theater at
tracted many visitors. The pilgrimages
will continue tomorrow, AH Souls' day.
Many wreathes are being sent by members
of the imperial family and a number of
wreathes have been placed on the tombs
of the Empress Elisabeth and Crown
Prince Rudolph In the Hapsburg burial
place under the Capucln church.
Levy of Tax an Commodities Resalts
la Raapennloa of Business oa
SANTIAGO, Cuba, Nov. 1. At a meeting
of the Chamber of Commerce held yester
day resolutions of protest against the
stamp tax, which went Into effect today
were adopted and forwarded to President
Palma. The cigar factories and whole
sale liquor dealers of Santiago agreed to
close their establishments today. The re
tallers followed suit with the exception
of one .American, who said he would pay
the tax. He tried to buy stamps for bis
stock on hand, , but found that none had
arrived. He put In an order for stamps
and did business today.
There is talk of a strike movement
against the new law. One thousand cigar
makers and persona employed in liquor
houses already have been discharged.
They are mostly without resources. Several
saloonkeepers will open their places to
morrow on a technicality unless the stamps
arrive in tha meantime.
Foar Members of Revolstiosirr so.
clety Faetloa Were ta Be
LONDON, Nov. 1. The Press association
today learns that a plot for the removal
of four Armenian members of the Hunt-
chaklst revolutionary society was arranged
at a meeting held In New York even
months ago of the Alfarlst, or physical
force faction of the society, and received
by the Huntchaklst section through an er
ror in sending a report of the meeting Of
a branch at Helford, which had seceded
to the Huntchaklsts. The Boston and
Lausanne attempts at murder were out
comes of this plot. Bagatell Sagouni, was
the third man to be killed, while the fourth
intended victim at present Is In London
and taking precautions to protect himself.
Celebrated Germaa Hlstorlaa Dies at
Charlottenbere; Sunday Mornlna,
Aged 6 Years.
BERLIN. Nov. I. Prof. Mommsen, the
historian, died at Charlottenberg at 8: this
morning. He passed away without regain
ing consciousness. The change from life to
death was observed only by his physician,
who watched all night with the family.'
United States Ambassador Tower and
other ambassadors here, as well as a num
ber of cabinet ministers, called at the
Mommsen residence this morning to In
quire about the sick man and were Informed
that he was dead. Emperor William and
various of the lesser German sovereigns
have sent their condolences to the Momm
sen residence. Prof. Mommsen was born in
United State Minister a Tnrkey
Opens New ( Balldlasj for
American Legation. '
States Minister Lelahmann gave a recep
tion today to the American colony here
upon the occasion of the inauguration of
the handsome new premises of the Ameri
can legation. The reception also afforded
Secretary Spencer Eddy, who haa been
transferred to St. Petersburg, an opportu
nity to bid farewell to the Americana at
Constantinople. Mr. Eddy will leave for
his new post tomorrow.
Settlement of American claims against
Turkey Is expected within ten days.
Hallowe'en Prank by Illinois Negroes
Resalts la Flsjht with Fatal
CHICAGO, Nov. I. The celebration of
Hallowe'en was responsible for the killing
of the chief of police of Morgan Park and
a threatened race war early this morning.
It was only by a desperate struggle between
the police and an armed mob of enraged
whites that a double lynching was pre
A woman's Hallowe'en prank started the
trouble, which ended In the killing of
George. A. Alrle, chief of police at Morgan
Park, by Mack Wiley, a young negro. Mrs.
James Payne who is a sister of Wiley, and
three friends started out for a lark. While
overturning a lumber pile. It la aald, the
woman waa struck by Chief of Police Alrte.
The negroes went for reinforcements and
upon their return a second meeting with
Alrle resulted in a fight In which Alrle was
stabbed In the neck by Wiley.
The news of the tragedy spread through
the suburb, and soon a crowd of half a
hundred men and boys marched to the
Park jail, where four of the
negroes hud teen ocKea up. w nue tne
place was surrounded by a mob clamoring
for vengeance, several shotguns being in
evidence in the crowd. Wiley and his com
panlons were placed between a number of
policemen, who had been summoned front
Harvey and other nearby suburbs, and a
dash wss made for a carriage that had
been sent for.
Despite the threats of the officers that
any interference by the crowd meant in
stant death the enraged villagers, who by
this time had secured a rope, rushed on tha
prisoners. A fierce fight followed, in which
the negroes were severely eut and bruised
with sticks and stones, but the officers
finally managed to get the negroes In the
carriage and drove off under a shower of
bricks, stones and other mUallea The
prisoners were taken to the Englewood jail.
where Wiley, confessed to having killed
Aocusei Promoters of United States Ship
Buildinj Company of Fraud.
Woald Recover from Persons Who
Received Stork. Wltboat Paying
Therefor Sufficient' to Pay
Debts of Concern.
NEW YORK, Nov. l.-Sensatlonal alle
gations of willful misstatements, falsifica
tion, swindling and fraud in the organisa
tion and flotation of the United States
Shipbuilding company, of attempts to mis
lead and deceive the investing publto by
erroneous prospectus statements and of a
deliberate plan to wreck the company by
withholding the earnings of the Bethlehem
Steel company are contained In the report
of Receiver. James Smith, jr., of the
United States Shipbuilding company, made
public here today. The report concludes
with the recommendation that suit be
brought against all persons who received
stock of the company without paying full
value therefor, including the promoters of
the consolidation, the vendors of the con
stituent plants and Charles M. Schwnb
to recover from them such amount as Is
necessary to pay the debts of the company
In full.
Receiver Smith also recommends the sale
of the Crescent ship yard plant in New
Jersey and the Harlan & Holllngsworth
plant at Wilmington. Del., subsld'ary
plants In partial operation, to avoid fur
ther loss by depreciation, end the enforce
ment of a receivership for the Bethlehem
8teel company to Insure the payment of
dividends in the Bethlehem stock held by
the United States Shipbuilding company.
Calls It an Artistic Swindle.
In the words of the report, the organisa
tion of the company Is characterised as an
"artlstlo swindle," Receiver Smith stating
that the value of the plants, their earnings
and working capital, given -in alleged
thorough reports of accountants vary so
much from the actual figures "as to impel
the belief that the figures were willfully
misstated," that it is extremely doubtful
If such accountants' reports were sub
mitted at the reorganisation of the com
pany; that the organization was effected
by "dummy" stockholders, directors and
officers; that statements In the prospectus
issued on June 4, 1902, were Incorrect; that
for property worth S12.441.51S the ghlpbutld
Ing company paid In stock and bonds 167,
997,000; that "the accommodating directors
of the United States Shipbuilding com
pany, in acquiring these companies, de
llberately gave away many million dollars
In the stock and bonds of their company,
"wholesale, plunder," the receiver terms It,
to a few persons, and that so far as the
Bethlehem Steel company la concerned
"Its earnings have been withheld in a
deliberate attempt to wreck the United
States Shipbuilding company." 1
The report deals fully with the name of
Charles M. Schwab and the t.ature of the
Rethlehem transaction lays Mr. Smith "Is
such as to justify him (Mr. Schwab) In say
Ing that be did not sell the Bethlehem
Steel company, but took over the United
States (Shipbuilding company, the directors
of that company giving him 30,0b0.000 In
stock and bonds for taking it off their
Recommeadatlone of Receiver.
The recommendations on the report In full
are: v
First That In order to avoid depreciation
by disuse and because of the existence of
controversies as to the validity of the en
cumbrances upon the prem.aea, the Cres
cent shipyard be sold free and clear of all
such encumbrance as soon as the. work
now in contemplation Is completed.
Mecnnd That similar action be taken with
reference to the plant of the Harlun & Hol
llngsworth company, Wilmington, uei.
Third That as soon as the debts of the
company should have been ascertained suit
be instituted against all persons who re
ceived the stock of this company without
paying full value therefor to recover from
them such an amount as thall be necessary
to pay such dt-bis In lull, under bed in 3
of an act of the legislature of the state of
New Jersey, entitled -An act concerning
corporations." (Revision or lxsw.)
r ourtn mat sun ue iniiuuicu annuim
the Bethlehem Steel company to procure
the appointment of a receiver and to com
pel the appropriation of the earning of
that company by way of dividends on the
The report first deals witn me incorpora
tion of the original United States Ship
building company with 13,000,000 capital and
'dummy" directors and officers In June,
1902; the offer of promoter John W, Toung
to sell to it the' Union Iron works of Ban
Francisco, the Harlan & Holllngsworth
works of Wilmington, Del., the Eastern
Shipbuilding company, the Canada Manu
facturing company, the Crescent Shipyard
company and the Samuel T. Moore tc Sons
company of New Jersey, the Bath Iron
works and the Hyde Windlass company
of Maine and the Bethlehem Bteel company
of Pennsylvania, and the .action on this
offer by the company.
Damuty" Directors Chosen.
The incorporators of the company, the re
port states, were Howard K. Wood, Howard
8. Gould and Kennetn McLaren oi jersey
City, holding colleeWely the fifteen shares
of preferred and fifteen shares of common
stock of the company.
On June 24, 1902. Frederick Howard. R.
Newman and Ixiuls B. DUley were elected
directors, the minutes reciting that Howard
K. Wood, one of the Incorporators and sub
scribers to the stock had assigned his right
to one share of stock to each of the above
named to qualify them as directors. No
stock of the United States Shipbuilding
company, however, was Issued to or placed
In the name of these directors, so far as the
records of the company disclose. Newman
was elected president, Dalley vice president
and Seward secretary and treasurer. Wood,
Gould and McLaren were at the date of in
corporation all connected with the Corpora
tion TruBt company or New Jersey and the
directors were employes of the same com-
At this meeting tne orrer or Promoter
John W. Young to turn over to the United
States Shipbuilding company the several
constituent plants was submitted, the terms
for the sale of the stock of the companies
being as follows:
Terms af Psrekue.
In connection with the purchase of the
stock of. the Union iron Works of San
Francisco Henry T. Scott and Irving M.
Scott were to agree to enter Into a con
tract with the shipbuilding company not to
compete with It in Its business and not to
employ their capita or to personally en
gage In shipyards or shipbuilding- business
for the period of ten years, and the com
pany was to contract to engage O. W.
Dickie, K. Forsythe and John C. Souit as
officers or managers for Ave years at an
nual salaries of $10,000, W. H. Gould as
mining engineer for five years at 110.000 per
year, Lawrence E. Scott as assistant con
structor at 15.CM) per annum for Ave years,
W. P. Scott as assiKtant to the president
of the shipbuilding company for Ave years
at an annual salary of 16.000, H. A. Scott as
assistant to the engineer-ln-chief for Ave
iContlnua on riftb.Pge.J
Pablle Gathering
a Honor of Mrs.
Held In New
Boat h-Tar her
NEW YORK. Nov, 1. Funeral services
over the remains of Emma Booth-Tucker,
consul of the Salvation army.' were held
this afternoon In Carnegie hall. The audi
torium was filled to overflowing and hun
dreds of persons who had been unable to
gain admittance waited in the streets until
the ceremonies had been concluded that
they might file past the catafalque and
look upon the face of the dead Salvationist.
The services, which were conducted by
Colonel E. J. Huggins, chief secretary of
the Salvation army in America, were most
impressive and consisted of a musical pro
gram made up of the favorite hymns of
tha dead woman and by eulogies of her
life and of the good she hnd done for man
kind. The grief of Commander Booth
Tucker was most poignant and as he knelt
by the bier Bobbins; pathetically, the
greater part of the vast congregation wept
with htm.
General Balllngton Booth of the Volun
teers of America did riot remain for the
memorial services. According to his sec
rotary, he had endeavored to arrange for
a family gathering atu short private sorv
lces In Carnegie hall before the public
funeral took place. General Booth arrived
at the hall three-quarters of an hour ahead
of time and waited for ths expected family
gathering, but learning- that It would not
take place, left, saying that he did not
care to stay for the public services. Her
bert Booth, his brothjr, who was formerly
commander-in-chief of the Salvationists In
Australia, at the request of the general.
remained to represent, the family, and If
possible to say a few words to the audi
ence. if
Herbert Booth twice asked permission
from Commander Booth-Tucker to sieftk,
but each time It was refused. Commis
sioner Eva Booth was to have spoken, but
was too overcome by grief to do so. At
the close of the services, however, she ren
dered a prayer. I
Cablegrams were read from General Wll
Ham Booth, and Chief B ram well Booth of
the International headquarters, London, at
the funeral. ' '
The ceremonial partook somewhat of the
character of a military funeral. The pro
cession moved down the aisle, led by two
standard . bearers carrying white satin
streamers and followed by the members
of the general staff. Preceding the casket
was Colonel HIgglns, bearing the Bible and
bonnet of tho consul. Commander Booth
Tucker and his Reven children, two of
thom babes In arms, followed the casket
The commander occupied the center of the
stage ouring the services, while In the
front row of seats on the platform were
relatives and the national headquarters
stanr and band.
Ensign Dammes, secretary of the consul,
who was with her at the' Hire of the ac
cident, gave a description of the wreck
and the death of Mrs. Booth-Tuclter. After
ward Commander Broth-Tucker spoke, pay
ing tribute to the life and work of his wife.
Sanda? Generally Passed Qaletly In
States Wher Vote Are Cast
COLUMBUS, O., Nov. l.-Chalrman Dick
of the republican state executive committee
tonight Issued the following statement:
"Basing estimates upon careful reports
received from-county organisations the
Ohio republican state executive committee
feels justified in the prediction that the
election returns on Tuesday next will show
a total . vote for all parties r.ggregatlng
900,000, that Colonel Herrlck's plurality for
governor will exceed rather than fall below
luO.000. and that the legislature will be re
publican In both branches, with 8enator
Hanna's re-election assured by a majority
or least w on joint ballot.
CINCINNATI, Nov. l.-Whlle the Ohio
political campaign closed with others last
night, the socialists will hold two meetings
tomorrow. Tho republicans had one meet
ing in this county. The democrats have
had many, most of them at street Intersec
tions. Sixteen of the thirty "street speak
ers nere were from New York. Chicago,
Kansas City and Boston. Congressman
Robert Baker of Brooklyn, William Everett
Hicks of New York and Weston Starr of
Chicago have spoken at almost every cen
tral street Intersection. The socialists often
conflicted with the Johnson speakers. It Is
a mystery to all how the socialists secured
"Pi" m auiinmiting wsgonlonds of
literature and maintaining many sneakers
HALTlMOnE, Nov. l.-Today was a Av
of absolute rest to the campaign leaders on
both sides and the various candidates. The
campaign headquarters were tightly closed
and there was not a conference of any sort
Dy me managers. Such of the state candl
aates and leaders, the latter Including
nenainr viorman. wno live near Baltimore
spent Sunday In the quietude of their coun
try homes. There waa no campaign de
velopments whatever. The feeling among
voiers generally throughout Maryland and
in waitimore city continues to be one
. .. - ..... wuu-uiiii ui nexi 'i uepqay a
eiecnon. mere la mutual apprehension
among voters that owing to the complexity
and unusual slse of the ballots, and the
stringent requirements of the election la
ci n Knw ka 1 . .
snail un maraea, a areH
many votes will be thrown out and nnt
counted by the election officials, and this
vonuition aaas mucn Jo the feeling of un
i-eriainiy as io tne result.
Captain of Schooner Sees Ovcrtnrned
Derelict Which Cannot Be
Aeconntcd For.
CHICAGO, Nov. 1 A report was received
at the Hydrographic office here today from
tho lighthouse keeper at Frankfort, Mich.,
stating that the captain of the schooner
ega naa eigntea an upturned hull an
parently that of a vessel 200 feet in length
floating in Lake Michigan about flfty-flve
mile south of Frankfort- There was noth
ing in the vicinity to give any clue as to
tne derelict s identity.
r rom me aetcription or the wreck th
vessel Is believed to have been a schooner
engaged in the lumber trade between Chi
cago and lower Lake Michigan points. Ve
sels of this clans carry crews of about seven
men and it is believed that all1 of the crew
were lost, as there has been no rough
weather since the storm of last Bunday, and
had the crew escaped ample time ha:
TiBfjBt-u iur ' nrm iu nave reacnea some o
the villages along the Michigan shore line
Gold a Jabtlre Celebration.
CINCINNATI, Nov. 1. The golden Jubilee
of the foundina of the dlnceae of ('ovlnaton
and of the consecration of Rt. Rev. George
A. Carroll as Its nrst insnop, was ceieoratec
lv the Catholics of eaftern Kentucky to
Any. The principal celebration was at St
Mary s cathedral In covingion. Archblho
Klder of Cincinnati. Bishop Maes of C'ov
Ingtnn, Rlnhop CtiMthart of Indianapolis
Ru hier of Grand ttapiaa ana u Uormaa o
Sioux Falls, 8. L.. ana Mgr. J. f. Hurra
ft at. Marv's seminary were irrenl
bishop o Guriuaa jyioaUie4 tha thauJuclT'
itia airmen.
Hall of Inscription! Principal Bufferer from
Flames tad Water.
City and Papal Firemen Make a
Herole FlaM and Gala Control
No Estimate of Loss Can
Be Made at Present.
HOME, Nov. l.-Fire broke out at 8 30
this evening In that portion of the Vatican
containing the Hall of Inscriptions, where
the pope gives his audiences and which Is
adjacent to the famous Plnacoteca. or
Gallery of Pictures. The alarm caused
much confusion and excitement in ths
atican. Strenuous efforts were made to
control the flames and the firemen assisted
in the work.
At 11:15 the fire was under control. No
lives were lost. No Idea of the damage
can yot be obtained. The pope came to the
scene In person and remained until the
arrangements to fight the Are were com
pleted. The fire caused a greater sensation in
Rome than has any other event since the
death of Pope Leo. Fires in Rome are ex
ceptional because of tho heavy stone and
brick construction of the bulldfngs and the
outbreak of flames this evening in such a
conspicuous place wherein many treasures.
brought out great numbers of anxious peo
ple In rpite of the heavy rain which hnd
been falling throughout the day. The saf
ety of the pope was the first thought In
everyone's mind, but this was soon assured.
When the pontiff arrived at the scene he
ordered everyone to sssist in extinguishing
the flames.
Starts from Kitchen Fire.
The first Intimation of tire was had when
smoke waa seen Issuing from the apart
ments of M. Marie, which is located above
that of Father Ehrle, the librarian, who
lived over the library itself. M. Marie is
celebrated restorer of ancient manu
scripts and Illuminated books; he is at
present engsged in copying a work and
his first reproductions have been selected
for part of the Vatican's exhibit at the
St. Louis exposition. The famous Branante
staircase leads to that part of the Vatican
where the flrei broke out. The gendarmes
broke In the doors of M. Maries apart
ment and found hrm in a heavy sleep. It
is supposed that he retired and forgot to
take proper precautions with his kitchen
fire, which probably biased and Ignited
some neatby hangings. It rapidly assumed
such proportions that the gendarmes, who
were the fl.-st on the scene, gave an im
mediate general alarm. The entire palace
awoke to Instant life and there was much
excitement. The Swiss guards, the papal
flremen, gendarmes, priests and domestics
all rushed hither and thither in Ignorant
confusion, asking what was the matter.
no one knowing where or what the danger
was or what to do.
News of the fire was Immediately con
veyed to the pope, who was found kneeling
in his chapel for his usual evening prayer.
He Insisted on going at once to the scene.
notwithstanding the fact that he was
begged td think first of his own safety. He
proceeded to the library, accompanied . by
Mgr. jluVry DeT-Val, the papal secretary of
state; Mgr. Blsleti, the papal Major dorao,
and Mgr. Dellachlse, and followed by the
members of the noble guard attached to his
person. x , ...
Pope Calls City Firemen.
' The moment he arrived hla mind grasped
the gravity of the situation and he ordered
that the firemen of Rome be called. This
was done by telegraph. The firemen ar
rived in about ten minutes, and although
they brought four engines with them and
were at once ready to begin operations It
took some time to find the best way to get
sufficient water supply with which to fight
the fire. In the meantime the flames had
begun to break out of the windows of M.
Marie's apartment and were destroying the
roof. The flames lighted up the entire dis
trict and gave the Impression that nothing
could stop their fury.
. When the fire engines began working
three rooms were already entirely de
stroyed by the flames, which were extend
ing to the other apartments. The pope
withdrew, as soon as he saw that every
thing possible was being done to fight the
Are. '
Information hod been sent to the Italian
authorities, who . hurried to St. Peters.
They were courteously invited to enter and
did so. Therefore, for the first time since
the' fall of the temporal power of the
Vatican the mayor of Rome, the prefect,
police officials, and even SIgnor Ronchettl,
the newly appointed minister of justice,
entered the Vatican In their official capaci
ties. They gave orders directing the work
of - combating the flumes and participated
personally in tho fight. It was a very dif
ficult fire to overcome, as there was a
number ot old and Inflammable objects in
tha apartments of M. Marie and the
wooden roof over this room facilitated the
passage of the flames to adjoining rooms,
also full of combustible materials.
The competition between the papal flre
men and the flremen of Rome to see who
should work the harder and do the most
resulted in a display of courage which
was really admirable, some of the fire
fighters risking their lives until they were
restrained by their superiors.
Blase I'ndcr Control.
At a little after U o'clock the Are was
under control, but the work of the Aremen
will continue for some t'me and It is
doubtful If they will leave the scene before
tomorrow morning. Fresh relays of men
are being sent to relieve those whose ef
forts have exhausted them.
The entire Museum of Inscriptions, the
rooms of Father Ehrle, part of the library
and the printing houses were entirely
flooded with water. ' It is Impossible to
reach even an approximate Idea of the
extent of the damage. Many articles were
saved, including some ancient and very
valuable arms which were recently moved
to the library room from the Borgia apart
ment In order to make room for the new
residence of the papal secretary of state.
Many things that escaped the flames were
Injured by water, especially the precious
private library of Pope Leo, which Father
Khrle had been rearranging in accordance
with the last wish of the late pontiff.
gl. Lrfinls Merchants Send Report
Investigations o wankiaxtos
for Consideration.
ST. LOUIS. Nov. 1. The report of the
joint committee from the Merchants' ex
change and the Business Men's league,
appointed to secure data for a report on
the commercial features Involved In the
deepening of the channel of the river from
St. Louis to Cairo, 111., was tonlaht for
warded to Washington. The report con
sists mainly of answers to questions fur
nished by the department of commerce and
Forecast for Nebraska Fair Monday
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Miners Granted Better Condition for
Life and libor Than
BILBAO, Nov. 1. Never In the history of
Bilbao has there been a strike of such
momentous consequences to the ironwork
ers of Spain aa that which terminated
today. The miners will no longer be com
pelled to live cooped up In the barracks
provided by the mining . companies, and
they will no longer be forced to purchase
food from the company stores, which has
often been declared unfit to eat; Instead of
being paid by the month they will hereafter
be paid every week. Thy have been re
fused, however, the right to organise a
union, and it is believed that this will lead
to trouble in the future.
1 According to statements made by the
miners to the representatives of the Asso
ciated Preos and confirmed by their counsel,
they have had heretofore to live under de
plorable conditions. In the mines outside
of Bilbao the men were herded Into crowded
and squalid barracks. The food sold them
at the company's stores was sometimes bad,
but as they were paid by the month It was
almost Impossible for them to purchase
elsewhere. Tha miners were attracted by
the propaganda of socialists snd anarchists
and they determined to strike unless their
demands for better living conditions were
granted. These the operators refused and
the strike was Inaugurated with 30,000 men,
but nil the trades In Bilbao joined the
movement in sympathy. There waa not a
sufficiency of bread In Bilbao, and the
miners who poured Into the town entered
stores and demanded food. On Wednesday
of Inst week Field Marshal Hemandes saw
that strong measures were necessary and
he ordered the soldiers ' to disperse the
Some of fhe strikers poured petroleum on
the church of the Jesuits In Bilbao and
then applied the torch. The troops ex
tlngulshed the fire and little damage was
done. Reinforced by cavalry the troops
succeeded In driving the strikers over the
Ban Antonio bridge.
Strikers Flaht Behind Barriers,
The strikers, however, erected barricades
at the center of the bridge, and in front of
junction of two streets. These barricades
were composed of pieces of Ironwork from
the bridge,- overturned carts and barrels
filled with stones. The miners behind the
first barricade were armed with picks and
snoveis. and a few revolvers.
The cavalry charged across the bridge,
dui was unable to pass the barricade there.
Troops were then sent to the right nd the
left of the bridge to flank, the miners and
a second charge was made. - The bridge
barricade was held for some moments, but
the men there were soon forced to fall back
to tne second barricade. This the soldier
also rendered untenable, and the miners
retreated up the streets, parrying with
them some of their wounded., among whom
were some women. It Is said officially that
four persons were killed and twenty-one
wounuea during the lighting, but more peo
pie were wounded than is given out olfi
When driven from the city the miners
endeavored to blow up the reservoir and the
electric light plant with dynamite. The
troops were too quick for them and gained
possession of the dynamite factory before
the strikers could carry out their design
By this time there were 10.0)0 Infantry
cavalry and artillerymen In the city, as well
as three guns.
The arrival of Lieutenant General Zap
plno, commander In chief of. thi Bnsqi.e
provinces, was followed by conferences
which resulted in a settlement After the
miners were driven out of the city they pll-,
luged nearby farm houses and held the
country side In consternutlon. The strike
wa in no sense against the government.
Colorado Miners Strike.
TELLt'RIDE, Colo., Nov. 1. One hundred
miners employed at tha Tomboy mines have
struck, pursuant to an order issued by the
miners' union. The strike was called for
the purpose of preventing the resumption
of operations at the Tomboy mill with non
union men on a twelve hour scale. Out of
BOO stamps In San Miguel county only fifty,
those at the Bllver Bell mill, are In opera
tion. John Mitchell Hesnmes Trip.
SCR ANTON, Pa., Nov. 1. President John
Mitchell, despite his severe Intestinal af
fection, proposes to continue on his eastern
trip previously arranged. Tonight he left
for New York to spend a week and Sunday
next will go to Boston to attend the meet
ing of the American Federation of Labor
executive council prior to the assembling of
the annual convention of tho federation
November 9.
St. Joseph Parkins; Lnlons Confer.
ST. JOSEPH. Mo., Nov. L A meeting of
packing house employes was held In South
St. Joseph tonight to discuss the advisa
bility of giving encouragement to members
of the kindred unions in Chicago and other
cities who are on strike or are about to
quit work. Financial and moral aid will
be given the unions referred to, but It Is
not known at this time whether the em
ployes of the South St. Joseph packing
houses will join the strikers In demands
for, a re-arrangement of the wage scute.
Rival l nlons Cause Tronble.
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. l.-It is reported
here tonight on Information received by
the national headquarter of the Brother
hood of Carpenters and Joiner that be
tween 4.0U0 and 6.0U0 men affiliated with
the Structural Building Trades' alliance
and employed at the St. Louis exposition
grounds, will strike tomorrow in pursu
ance to an order Issued by the officers of
the alliance today. The trouble arises from
a three-cornered fight between the exposi
tion officers, the plumbers and the steam
fitters. W. J. Spencer, secretary-treasurer
of the alliance, was in consultation with
President Huber and Secretary Duffy of
the Brotherhood of Carpenters today and
urging them to hasten to Bt. I-ouis to
effect a settlement, but neither can go on
account of other engagements. Secretary
Duffy leave tomorrow for Boston. Th
difficulty grows out of the question of
whether the plumbers or steamfttters
should work on ha piping of the cascade.
Wealthy hew Mexican Helcnscd.
PUEHLO. r-olo., Nov. 1. N. Archuleta
and his partner, Emunuel Homes, ruptured
with wire stolen from Indian reservations
In New Mexico, have been acquitted after
a trial In the United fetutee district court.
Archuleta Is one of the waUhust clliieii J
iit New Mcilcu. .
Party of Crows ted Sheriff's Posse Clash in
Eastern Wysming.
Sheriff Miller and One Deputy and Hcmrer
of Indians Are Wounded,
Posses Hurriedly Organised to Oo in Pur
suit of Them.
Tronble Arose Over Attempt of
Officers to Arrest Indians for
Violation of the Game
CHEYENNE. Wyo., Nov. 1. (Special
Telogrum.) Meager reports have been re
ceived here of a fierce battle fought lata
yesterday afternoon on Lightning creek.
near Its junction with the Cheyenne river
forty-five miles north of Lusk. In (Astern
Wyoming, between Sheriff V, H. Miller and
a posse of six men from Weston county and
a band of Crow Indians under Charlie Car
ries Elk, erjroule from the Crow agency In
Montana to the Sioux agency at put tuuge.
Sheriff Miller and one of his deputies
were fatally wounded and one deputy
killed. Three Indians were killed and
several wounded. The new ot the battle
was bt ought to Lusk today by one of the
deputies who escaped the murderous Are ot
the Indiana
Posrcs were Immediately started out from
Lusk, Douglas, Newcastle and other towns
and ranchmen In the vicinity are armlnit
and flocking to the trail of the Crows, who
are said to be fleeing tn the direction of the
Bad Lands in northwestern Nebraska and
Dakota. Once the Indians reach the Bad
Lands it will be difficult to arrest them and
they know this as well1 as the authorities.
It I feared the Indian may have sent a
courier on ahead to notify the Indian on
the reservation of the difficulty and serious. '
trouble Is anticipated.
Governor Chatterton haa been advised of
the trouble on Lightning creek and he I
now Investigating. A. hurried call waa re
ceived this evening from Newcastle, the
home of Sheriff Miller, for troops and the
companies of Infantry at Douglas, Buf
falo and Newcastle have been ordered t6
be In readiness to take the field at a mo
ment' notice.
The governor says the Indians must be
arrested at any cost and he will do every
thing possible to bring- the murderers to
justice. s
Tronble Over Killing; Game.
For-many years the Crows, Bloux, Arap
ahoe and Bhoshones have been in. the
habit of traveling back and forth between
the Wind River reservation In central
Wyoming, the Crow reservation In south
em Montana and the Sioux reservation In
South Dakota on visits to each other.
These trips . were usually made In the .
fall of the year wt,en-game Is. plentiful
and the trails ot the bands of Indlah have
been marked with the carcasses Of hun
dreds ot antelope, ' deer and other wild
game. ' Game laws were enacted by the
state to prevent the wanton destruction
of the game by settlers and hunters, and
while the laws have been obeyed by the
whites, the Indians have repeatedly vio
lated them. Repeated efforts have been
made to arrest . the Indian and Inflict .
punishment, but they either got away or
made such hostile demonstration that the
authorities let the mutter drop. Of late
years the Indians have not only killed deer
and antelope at will, but they have also .
slaughtered the cattle and sheep of ranch
men. .
Nine days ago Sheriff Miller and a posse
composed of B. F. Hilton, Jim Davis, D.
O. Johnson, R. B. Hackney and Fred
Howell set out from Newcastle after 'a
bund of Crows who had been slaughtering
wild game and Block south of Moorcroft.
The officers came upon the Indian In
camp on Beaver creek. Most of tho bucks
were out hunting and the squaw were
skinning game and preparing the meat for
winter use. The men In camp, together
with the women and camp outfit, were
taken In charge and sent back to New
castle, the balunce ot the posse, reinforced
by a number of ranchmen, continued oa
after the bucks. For several day tha
chase continued. Sheriff Miller Anally com
ing upon the Indians on Little Lightning
creek lust evening.
The deputy who brought' the report of tha
buttle to I.urk said the Indians numbered
fully twenty-five. They are well armed and
appcur to he In a fighting mood. Th deputy
made his escape as soon as the battle broke
out, for he saw that the little handful of
whites would stand no show with the red
Prime Caaae of Tronble.
It Is said that one of the cause leading
up to the present trouble la the fact that
the Indians on both the Wind river and
Crow reservations have been practically
thrown on their own resource, their ra
tion having been greatly curtailed by the
government. This forced those of the In
dians who were without any other mode of
making a living to hunt for wild game to
sustain themselves and families. Recently
the Indians have said that they cannot till
the soil, for they do not know how, and
that If the government will not provide
them with food they will have to secure the
necessaries of life the best way they can.
The laws prohibit their hunting out of sea
son they know, but they must have food,
and it is either fight or starve to death, and
they prefer the former.
A late report to the governor state that .
Sheriff Miller was badly wounded and may
die; that one of his deputies was killed and
one other wounded. Three Indian were
killed and other wounded, but their com
rades carried the bodies away.
A telegram from Douglas this evening
says Sheriff J. A. McDermott. formerly
United State marshal, left there tonight
with a large posse, of well armed, men,
mounted and carrying provision and am
munition sufficient for several day la the
field. A posse left Lusk earlier and Is chas
ing the fleeing Indians. Another posse Is
being organized in Newcastle to take the
flfld In case the governor doe not order out
Yellow Fever Conditions Remain
Abont tha Sam la Stricken
Texas Town.
LARKDO. Tex., Nov. 1. There has been
no decided Improvement In the yellow
fever situation during thi last twenty-four
hours. Tonight's bulletin:
New caaea, 17; deaths. J; total number of
cares to date, 69); total number ot death
to date, St.
labor, aa Is accompanied by special maps.

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