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OMAHA, MONDAY MOIJNINO, NOVEMBER 0, 1903. 8INOLE COPY TIlliEE CENTS. WILL MEET AT NOON Extra Cet'ioo of Conrr8 Will Be Callad to Order it Twtlra CToloek. LITTLE WILL BE DONE FIRST WEEK Eeo:gu!'ion of Eonta Will Be Followtd by Introduction a? Bills. LIVELIER TIME EXPECTED IM SENATE Morgan of Alabama From'iei to Call Up Panama Affair. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE READ TUESDAY Pr-evloae to that Time Perfnaetory Work of Kleetlag Officers of Hon Will Tak Plaee aad letM Will Wall. WASHINGTON, Nov. I. The house of representatives will b cailed to order ht noon tomorrow by Alexander McDowell, the clerk. The opening of congress always la of sufficient Interest to attract a much larger crowd to the capital than the gal lerlea will accommodate, ao adrelselon will be by card, two being aupplied to each member. There will be the usual floral displays to lend plctureaqueneas to what will necessarily be a routine proa-ram. 1 The proclamation of the president con vening congress In extraordinary session having been read, prayer will be offered by the chaplain and then the roll will be called by states. Mr. Cannon, who has been selected aa the unanimous choice of his party for speaker, will be formally elected. After the oath of office Is administered to him by the "father of the house," a title be stowed upon the member who has seen the longest continuous service, the speaker will administer the oath to the members 'generally, ', The old officers of the house having been made the nominees of the republican eaucus will be re-elected and sworn In. Speaker Cannon will appoint a committee to join a committee of the senate to notify the president that a quorum of the two houses has assembled and that congress la ready to receive any' communication he may deslr to make. Presides.' Message Tnesday. After adopting resolutions agreed upon In the republican caucus, making the rules of the Fifty -seventh congress the rules of the Fifty-eighth congress, and fixing an hour for, the convening of the dally sessions, thJ drawing of seats will take place. The necessary preliminary work having been disposed of, the house In all probability will adjourn out of respect to the memory of members who have died. On Tuesday the house will listen to the reading' of the president's .message. For the remainder of the week little can be ac complished, but it is understood to be the duel re of the house leaders that considera tion of the question of reciprocal trade with Cuba be pushed aa rapidly as poo atbleV ' . '' . ' - - ; It Is said to be probable that the com mittees of the house may be named at this session, but It is said that not much headway can be made in the matter of complete organisation of the house within two or three weeks and that little will be attempted In the way of general legis lation until organisation has been com pleted. la the Seaata. The first week of the extra session will be devoted to the usual preliminaries of a new session of congress. The program for the week is to have four brief ses sions and an adjournment on Thursday until the following Monday. Tomorrow there will be the usual roll call of senators and the proclamation call ing t.ie congress in extraordinary session will be read. These will follow the ap pointment of a committee to notify the president that a quorum of the senate has met and la ready to receive any communi cation be has to make. On Tuesday the president's message will be received and read. Adjournment will follow He read ing, as a caucus of republican senators is to be held In the afternoon. Wednesday will be devoted largely to the Introduction of bills, and Thursday will be a short legislative -. session unless dis cussion of the Panama situation Is precipi tated by the Introduction of resolutions asking for Information. It Is the Intention of Senator Morgan to Introduce resolutions on the subject and these may be discussed under the rules on the day following their presenta tion. The republican members of the sen ate will Interpose no objection to a discus sion of the Panama question, but it is not likely that any action will be taken until aTter the committee are reorganised. BURKE HAS BUNDLE OF BILLS Most Insortaat Oae Is that Prevtd lagf for Open I a ef Gregory Coaaty Loads. i (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON. Nov. (.(Special Tele gram.) Representative Burke will tomor row Introduce a large batch of bills of gen eral Interest in South Dakota. Among the more Important Is that opening to settle ment the lands of the Rosebud Rlotix In dians In Gregory county. The measure aa drafted will doubtless be opposed by the Indian office. It flits the price to be paid to the Indian at 1160 an acre Instead of 15. as provided In the treaty negotiated with the tribe. Another bill to be offered by the South Dakota representative Is that proposing to ratify the agreement with the lower Brule Indiana relating to the cession to f?ie government of two or three townships In the state and also one restoring the annui ties of the Santee Sioux. He will also present the t per cent land bill, as amended to the laws relating to Indian depredations, providing that persons other than citizens of tha I'niii o.. shall have a right to submit a claim before the court of claims. The bill ratifying the agreement with the Tankton Sioux for the sale of the plpeetone quarry In Mlnnesota and a bill giving to the stato of South 'Dakota the right to select and enter school, endowment snd other lands In the ceded -portion of toe. Sioux reservation. Mr. Burke will also endeavor to have public bulldUiss authorised for Watertown and Huron fai-h to cost $175,000. King Peter Wilt Net Abdicate. LONDON. Nov. S.-Plcrtdited rumors of the forthcoming abdication of King Peter . ft't Servia and of unsuccessful attempts to , Insure his life have been In circulation for some days. Aa authoritative denial of this was received from Belgrade tonight. MORENO MAKES A GREAT HIT aits Miaor Parts at Comedl alu aad Wlas Lao re Is Berahnrdt's Theater. (Copyright. 1903, by Press Publlslng Co. PARIS, Nov. 8 (New Tork World Cable gram Special Telegram.) Mile. Moreno haa made a triumph at the Bernhardt thea ter In the principal role of Alrard's "Le gends Du Coeur." In which Bernhardt her self scored a success in the summer in the old Roman theater of Orange, In Provence. For twelve years Mile. Moreno was a member of the Comedle Francalse, the classic theater of France, and In that time the most Important role allotted to her was that of the Muse on the birthday of Racine, Cornellle or Mollere In the short "Apropos" wrlteen In their honor for the occasion. Once or twice she was given the star role In "Griselldls" and "Phedre." and once. In the midst of a hot summer, she played with success. In spite of all In Rodnnbach'a "Le Voile" ("The Veil"). But ordinarily, outside of her stereotyped role of "The Muse" she wss only cast for the part of Lucy Watson In "Le Monde S'sennule" ("Everybody Is Bored"). Morena finally grew weary and resolved to break with frozen classlo traditions. M. Clarenle, the manager of the Comedle Francalse, tried to dissuade her In vain She took an engagement at the Bernhardt theater and opened Its season in Alcard's "Legende du Coeur." for "the Divine Sarah" was touring. In addition to the beet role In this drams, she has played the strong woman's part In "Polyeucte" and Marguerite in "La Dame aux Camel lias?" She says that she has no reason to regret having d sorted the Comedle Francalse, for she feels that she can make a career for herself. At the recent reception given by the Franoo-Itallan league to the municipal council of Paris "La Legende du Coeur" was presented, with Mile. Moreno as the star. The entertainment was in honor of thi visit of Italy's king and queen, and (he piece was chosen because the author, Alcard, is a favorite of Victor Emmanuel. Aloard wrote for the occasion an interlude called "Italy and France." "Such beauty suffices to render a coun try glorious," exclaims Catulle Mendes, the widely known French writer, referring to the young woman who has bridged the gap between the Conservatoire and the hlatoiio Comedle Francalse at a single bound. As a rule the dramatlo aspirant who emerges from the Conservatoire serves an apprenticeship In some lesser theater till she Is sufficiently polished for, the house of Mollere. But Mile. Roblnne, fresh from study, was at once promoted to the scene of eo many classic suc cesses, largely. It is said, because of a face and form that have set all Paris raving. Her appearance at the Comedle Is hailed with the enthusiasm given a great artist. BALL00NISTS HAVE HARD TRIP riaally Lad a Moaatala la the Midst mt a laew . Storm. (Copyright, 19C8, by Press Publishing Co.) PARIS. Nor. 1 New Tork World Ca blegramSpecial Telegram.) Dele , Vaulx and Count de Castlllon de Saint Victor got some new sensations on the night of Octo ber 30 In the big balloon, Djinn. They were carried on the winga of a tempest, encoun tering rain and fogs for sixteen hours until they reached by a xlgxag course a peak of the Doubs at Valdahon with ballast ex hausted, snow thick on top of the balloon and surrounded by higher peaks. They had been out of ballast since 8 o'clock In the morning. Exhausted by the night's strug gle, the aeronauts landed safely in the wildest district of Baumes lea Dames. The distance they had covered was 230 miles. Another steerable balloon named Francis I will shortly be tried over the bay of Tulon. It is the Invention of an army en gineer and has three propellers one placed In front of the two others In the rear, one of which is used .for steering. In form this balloon resembles a torpedo and has a capacity of 500 cublo meters. The Inven tor le confident of crossing the Mediter ranean. PROTEST ON THE BULL FIGHTS Twa Deaths la the Ring Cause a Pablle Outcry la Fraace. (Copyright, 19CS, by Press Publishing Co.) PARIS, Nov. I. (New Tork World Ca blegramSpecial Telegram.) Humanitari ans have been greatly stirred up by two recent bull fights at Nlmea and Marseilles. In the arena at Nlmee a Spanish toreador named Belelta was about to execute a mantle pass with his weapon close to the barrlcade when, the infuriated bull rushed at blm, goring htm frightfully In the ab domen. He le now lying between life and death. While the bulls were less fierce at Mar seilles and the interest therefore much de creased, practically the same horror was repeated. Miguel Monbera and Lorete Chlco were the sufferers In this Instance. The bull Chlco had goaded and tossed him twice upon his horns before ripping open his stomach. Protests against such specta cles are heard throughout France. GORKI IS NOW A MARKED MAN Wealthy Raealaa Beat to slkerla for Ctrealatlag the Writer's Werks. (Copyright. 1903. by Press Publishing Co.) MOSCOW, Nov. 8. -(New Tork World Ca blegramSpecial Telegram.) Maxim Gorki Is now a marked man under the Russian censorship. M. Sklrmunl, a wealthy ad mirer of the peasant novelist, who pub lished his works In Moscow, has been sent to Siberia for five yeara Sklrmunl la not a real publisher, but he thought to benefit the Russian people by devoting large sums to circulation of Gorki's works. These are now being subjected to careful re examination by the censorship and several have been suppressed, though formerly they were allowed to circulate freely. SUDERMAN TOURING WORLD Espeeto tm Reach This (oaatry la May aad Visit Kxposltloa While Here. (Copyright, ldOS, by Press Publishing Co.) BERLIN, Nov. . New Tork World Ca blegramSpecial Telegram.) Hermann Bu drrman starts soon on a Journey around the world, going by the Siberian railroad. The tour Is for his health, but he will visit Japan to look for new subjects. He expects to reach San Francisco in May and go to the St. Louis exposition, where he hopes to see some of his plays performed. He contemplatea delivering a aeries of lec tures In America on the dramatic art If his health alio we. COAL MINERS STRIKE CROWS "ht Hundrad Ilea Join Union in Out Day at Trinidad. 'V QUIT WORK WITH OTHERS Mlaes "it Was Expected Pew Weala ,ave Will Hot Be Able to Start aad Railroads Dis charge Mea. TRINIDAD, Colo., Nov. I. It is now evi dent that the strike of the coal miners in the first district of the Colorado Fuel and Iron company Is no small affair. In fact it ia a strike out of all proportions to that even hoped for by the officers of the United Mine Workers' of America and larger than was looked for by the coal operators. At the meeting of superintendents and pit bosses held In the Colorado Fuel and Iron offices at Trinidad last Thursday night, reports were made that In no camp would enough men go out to cause a shutdown. It Is now doubtful If enough men can be found In the whole district by tomorrow to work the mines at Primero. At Gray Creek every miner but one has quit and the camp Is surrounded by armed guards. At Bowen the, men are quitting rapidly. At Terclo the men quit early. At Starkvllle, one of the camps reported as being wholly company men, nearly every man quit. At Piedmont the new Rock Mountain Fuel company men took their tools home. There la not one mine In thla section that can start up tomorrow with half a crew of miners. All day the chiefs and miners have been swarming into Trinidad, nearly all of them having their pay checks, running from 818? down. The checks were for such amounts that business men could not cash them, and hence lost thousands of dollars In trade. Maay Jala TJaloa. All day long the miners have been Joining the United Mine Workers' union. The police who were stationed near the office of that organisation to prevent any possibility of a clash between the union and nonunion men estimated that at least 800 joined and came out, showing their union cards. Commercial street for two blocks was at one time choked with the new union men. The Italians have quit almost to a man. They have not joined the union to any ex tent, giving as their reason that they were sold out by the labor organisation on two or three occasions, and they prefer to go out on their own responsibility on this occasion. They will stay out their officers say, until the last one goes back to work. They have plenty of money, aa Individuals, and their society haa large sums of money on deposit In banks here. The Colorado V Southern, Santa Fe and Denver at Rio Grand rail roads have reduced their crews nearly one half. It Is said, while the Colorado Wyom. Ing la practically out of business aa a coat road. Sheriff Clark secured deputies In bunches today, many of the men having been brought down from the sawmills and the timber lands In the Stonewall valley. Today 160 men were sworn In and twenty-five men have been sent to Hastings. So far as can be learned there haa been no violence, but a clash Is feared at Hastings. The expense on the operators for armed guards Is now estimated at not leas h. 11,200 a day. Trying to Settle Strike. CHICAGO. Nov. 8.-Arrangements were made tonight for a conference' tomorrow between the officials of the Amalgamated Street Railway Employes' association and General Manager McCulloch of the Chicago City Railway company. In an effort to bring about a peaceable adjustment of a threatened strike of the men. Unless the company agrees to some sort of a compro mise It Is thought a strike will be called early this week. Hope for Better Thlags. NEW HAVEN. Conn.. Nov. ..-President Theodore Schaefer of the Amalgamated Iron, Steel and Tin. Workers' union at a mass meeting of local union labor men here this afternoon, said: I am hopeful of better things. In the $VSh, T'J"1" ot tne wor In behalf Rl.h a?ortn,cla","e bv Bishop Vottwand Bishop Ireland. In public life we havs Mark Hanna and President Roosevelt A J.'h.,.0r!!t.0, ,Jt,er", between theaUon the U.U,Ahme"rlinabIS;pT.U for Strike la Northern Field. DENVER, Colo.. Nov. 8.-A general strike in the northern Colorado coal fields was de clared at Louisville tonight. In all about l.m men are idle or will be tomorrow morning. At Louisville GOO in the Rex I Rex I and Hecla voted to go out. At Lafayl ette 150 struck on the Simpson. 60 on the Garfield and 75 on the Mltenell. At Erie M men struck tielng up all of the mines except the Blue Ribbon. At Superior 100 men struck, while at Marahall nearly aoo are out. At Mitchell fifty men employed at the Joe Mitchell have joined the strike. This makes the shut-down practically com plete and only a few of the small Independ ent mines will open tomorrow morning. The action of the miners of the northern fields was a surprise to the operators. After the conferences held in this field in which practically every demand except the eight hour day was granted to the men. they de termined to strike. CHETENNE. Wye,. Nov. .-Tomorrow Is the day set for the walkout of the ooal miners of district No. 6, but so far as the miners of Wyoming are concerned there will be very few men who will quit work. There are, only a few union miners scat tered over the state, but even If they all go out It will not affect the mlnea In the least. Efforts were made some time ago to or ganize the miners of Wyoming, but It proved a signal failure. The chief objection to organization by the men was that they were receiving top wages and were satisfied. Another obstacle was that seven-eighths of the men are foreigners of various nationali ties. In several camps the men have local or ganisations, but they do not affiliate with the national organization. MOVE TO CHECKMATE JAPAN Rasalaas Asslga Roaaoa for Reoeeapatloa of Mak 'd... the LONDON. Nov. I.-The Che Foo corre spondent of the Morning Post says that a Japanese steamer has been arrested at Port Arthur for entering the port without having a pilot on board, pilotage being now compulsory. The correspondent of the Dally Mall at Tien Tain cables that the Russian govern ment explains that the reoccupatlon of Mukden was made necessary because Japan was menacing the province of Shin Kin. The Dally Mali's Tien Tsin correspondent says the news has been received from Peking that the empress dowager is pre paring to leave Peking for Kal Fong. capi tal of the province of Ho Nan, la view of possible trouble with Russia, ATTORNEY BYRD STAYS AWAY Pablle Procurator of Breathitt Coaaty Doee Not Dare to Attend Coert. LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. t-A. Floyd Byrd, commonwealth attorney of Breathitt county, who gained a reputation In the prosecution of Curtis Jett and Thomas White for the Marcum murder in a long distance telephone communication to the Associated Press correspondent tonight con firmed the rumor that be has decided to remain away from Breathitt county dur ing the term of court which begins at Jack son, Ky., tomorrow. ' His action is taken upon the Insistent solicitations of friends and relatives, who declare that. Judging from the past history of the county, his life would be In constant peril there. He has not received a warn ing of a definite plot to take his life, as has been rumored. i T. P. Cole of Jackson has been temporar ily appointed prosecuting attorney. There will be no Indictments at the coming term of court. Mr. Byrd says. In connection with the numerous assassination cases, and further Investigation will be postponed tor the present. Mr. Byrd's term of office will expire on January 1. He will then move to Win chester, Ky., to reside permanently, but does not expect to sever himself entirely from the mountains In which he has been instrumental in bringing about a revolution In favor of law and order. He has been urged to run for congress from the Tenth Kentucky district to succeed John B. White, and he may do so, but has not yet an notified himself. Only minor cases are on the docket of the Breathitt county circuit court, but trials which begin this week will be In marked contrast to the last term of court, when Jett and White were tried, when the court house was surrounded by soldiers and citi zens stored their weapons in an Improvised "armory" before entering the court house. FINDS GERMAN STUDENT DEAD Baltimore Police Investigating Caases Which Leo to Death ot Deatal Stadeat. BALTIMORE, Nov. B.-The police are in v estimating the cause of the death of Mar tin Loew, 28 yeara old, a student In the dental department of the University of Maryland, whose- lifeless body was found today in his room at his boarding house. His room mate. Ephralra Stone, 28 years of age, was lying unconscious beside the bed. Loew la from Silesia, Germany, and Stone halls from Capetown, Sonth Africa. Loew, It Is said, has relatives in New Tork City. His body is at the morgue. It Is said the men were Initiated last week Into the Xi Pal Chi society of the college, of which many of the students of the uni versity are members. From the bruises on the bodies It would Seem that they hod been roughly handled. Whether from the in itiation or otherwise la not known. An In quest and post-mortem examination will be held by the authorities tomorrow. Stone haa been removed to the Maryland hos pital. He haa regained consciousness. It Is reported by the physicians, but they will permit no one to eee him. He la said to be In an improved condition tonight., 'Stanley B. Smith - St. Johns, N. B.. president of the Fraternity, was arrested tonight on' the technical charge of as sault. Twenty-five rnembers of the society have been cited to appear before the cor oner's jury to testify. Late tonight Stone made a rambling statement as to the experience of himself and Leow during last night. Neither was physically able to assist the other, he said, although each thought the other was dying In great agony. He claims that the bruises on the bodies of himself and Leow are due to "hazing" by their classmates, but admits that he and Leow had been recently initi ated into the Phi Psl Chi fraternity. LABORING MEN AT BOSTON Coaveatloa of American Federation of Labor Assembles at Faaaell Hall. BOSTON, Nor. 8. The convention of the American Federation of Labor will open In Fanueil hall tomorrow. Nearly all the delegates are here, today's arrivals Includ ing President Samuel Gompera and Presi dent Mitchell. The convention will be In session at least ten days and tit delegates will .be In attendance. One of the principal queetlons to be con sidered by the convention will be whether the American Federation of Labor will recommend that its affiliated members ally themselves with that political party which in their judgment will best promote the cause of labor. It la said that a resolution will be considered pledging the federation to the cause of socialism.. Among other questions to be considered will be those of industrialism against trade autonomy, women and child labor, the eight-hour question, trade jurisdiction, ar bitration of labor difficulties and unionism In government offices. ARREST OFFICIALS OF BANK Threo Mea Conaected with Defunct Colorado Coaeera Charged with Taking Money Illegally. CRIPPLE CREEK. Colo.. Nor. .-James F. Hadley, president; Bruno Hobbs, vice president, and A. G. Jones, assistant cashier of the Bimetallic bank, which was closed last Thursday, were arretted late last night on complaint sworn to by James E. Mosler of the Harder-Mosier Mercantile company of Cripple Creek. The information, filed with Assistant At torney Cole, alleges that the above named defendants accepted 8400 from tha Harder. Mosler Mercantile company for deposit In the Bimetallic bank when they knew the Institution to be In an insolvent condition. The prisoners were released on bonds of 85,000 each. EXPLOSION KILLS CHILDREN Kltroglyeerlae Struck by Stoao Re salts la the Death ot Foar. LANCASTER. O.. Nov. J. -Four were Instantly killed by an explosion of nitro-giycerlne at Buck's Run, In Hock ing county, today. The dead are: Oscar Bonn, aged 14; Charles Bonn, aged 12; their 8-year-old sister, and a son of Rob art Conrad. The children were playing with a can which had contained nltro-glycerlns and It is supposed some one struck It with a stone. The bodies of the children were terribly mutilated. To Modify Belgtaa Tariff. BRUSSELS, Nov. I -A bill modifying ths Belgian tariff laws will soon be introduced In Parliament. It will propose Increased dutiea oa wine, fruits and aluminum war a. SOLUTION OF RACE PROBLEM Bar. Dr. Mason Sera it Only in Educating, Moral aa Wall as Mental. POINTS TO WORK OF FREEDMANS' SCHOOLS Maay Pronalaent Mahts of the Society aad of Methodist Chorea. Gather for the Aaaaal Meetlag la Llacola. (From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN, Nov. 8 -(8pecial.) "The solu tion of the race problem must be through Christian education." said Dr. M. C. B. Mason, secretary of the Freedmen's Aid and Southern Education society of the Methodist Episcopal church. In a sermon before the Young Men's Christian associa tion this afternoon. Continuing, he said: "The basis for the education of the blacks especially must be ethical and moral. Per sonal worth. and Individual purity, which will lead to every-day, practical usefulness, will do more good In the uplifting of the negro than anything else. In other words, education, higher or Industrial, is of no avail unless the basis for it all Is a man whose greatest plea for rights and privi leges Is his own individual worth." In speaking of the schools of the south established by the society Dr. Mason said the Bible was a textbook In each of them, and the nlm was to build up the moral aa well as the Intellectual man. ."What effect this line of education has already exerted upon the ethical life of the people," he said, 'Is apparent. During all these years since the schools have been established not a single student who haa ever attended any of them has ever been charged with any high crime against purity and the home. This fact in itself Is a more eloquent appeal for larger and more continued giving to thla benevolence than any word of Its friends could ever be." The occasion of Dr. Mason's presenco here Is the meeting of the general committee of the society, of which he Is secretary, to he called tomorrow morning and continue In session until Tuesday afternoon. The meet tng la for the purpose of reviewing the en tire work of the year, making apportion ments to the churches and appropriations to the schools. These appropriations are made for the school year 1904 and 1905. Dr. Mason Is the senior secretary of the so ciety and was born a slave. He wns edu cated In the schools tstahllshed by the Freedmen's society, and he Is a national fig. ure. He was entertained at dinner todny by Dr. Wharton, pastor of St. Paul's Metho dist Episcopal church. Draws the Color Line. Most of the delegates to the convention arrived yesterday and thla morning, and among them are several colored' men who aland high In Methodist church circles. The presence of these brought the race problem close at home, for the hotela would not allow them to come to the dining rooma with the other guests. Dr. Paine explained that when the committee met at Philadel phia he sat down and ate at the same table with a negro delegate and thought nothing of It. The hotel men, however, would not relent, and the colored delegatea were eent to pther places, some of them being -entr-talnd at the imrtea of the church people. Today the visiting ministers-occupied various pulpits in the city, being appor tioned as follows: lnT'DryMB,r &hn M' w?In. morn ing, ur. m. C. B. Mason, evening. Dr8t Le;a,Ua"ibe,rthe0veningV- lnmDranRe hUrE- U' 7homI,on- morn iv . , Rust, evening. ..VnMerB,,y ."ce-Blshon James N. Fitz gerald, morning; Dr. W. P. Thirkleld, even- lny.7rwTRGeVMaDr.heran- Asbury-Dr. J. M. Shumpert? afternoon lngerman MethodIt-l'-' C. GolJerr mor'n lllstory of Society. In his talk thla afternoon Dr. Mason gave a history of the organization of the Freedmen's society. Its work and its ac complishment. The Freedmen's Aid and Southern Educational society was organ ized In 1886 and the work done until 18SS waa entirely among the colored people, in that year, however, at the general con ference, held In New York City, the work was enlarged to Include the mountain whites and such others among the white people of the south as were needy and wanted help. At present the society has control of forty-seven lnsUtutions. twenty, five among the colored people and twenty two among the whltea The property la valued at 82.0K8.400. During the laat year 680 teachers were employed, of whom 123 were practice and the others regular. There were 7,874 colored students and 8,787 whltea Dr. Mason said: Th.",.work of tnl" oclety Is to aid In the establishment and maintenance of Chris tian schools in the sixteen southern states for both colored and white T peoplS in carrying forward this needy workof Chris" tian education In the south, the Free men s Aid and Southern Education society has not attempted the exclusive use If ln me.tho for.ho "P"" "! enlight enment of the people. Our methods have been as numerous and many sided as the situation demanded. wa The sixteen southern states, nonulatlon Sfeli A941'"8- Jen of nd o, 19.S,023. of whom 4.2U4, 916-21 .8 per cont cannot read or write. Divided by races the aS2Cfw: Whlt8' 37.67. f whotn M77,! V-P I?,r cent-ore nmerate: colored 6.643.4o6 of whom 2,727.300-48 per cent can not read or write. Compared with ISifO, there Is much en couragement. The per cent of Illiteracy among the people of the aouth. aa a whole has decreased In ten years from 87 8 per ST .1 in1-? prMnt; mong the whites . ..2 10 '3, anl mng the colored 67 I to 44.6 per cent. These flgurea are very encouraging. For the first time since Lin coln Issued the emancipation proclamation, 'he rising tide of Illiteracy baa been our work, however, must be continued with renewed energy, for of the l.TOtUM Illiterates of voting age in this country 1 132.337 are found In the eleven le con! federate states. There are also S.ooo.000 nai alio igur Or ITlOre. illiterate millions for society and the schools . .ru wiiii in mg next generation. It Is safer and cheaper to educate them now than then. The most distinctly Amer ican white population is, by all odds In the southern states. As a rule, the foreign born of public school age In the south is only a small fraction of 1 per cent- In New York state It la 12 per cent; In Mass, chusetts, 15 per cent. A score of academies aaxtated by this society, are located among these native whites In the hill country stretching from Virginia to northern Ala bama. These schools are training the teachers and preachers of the people At St. Paul'a, church this afternccn a mass meeting was held. Addresses were delivered by Dr. Maveety, Dr. H. A. Monroe, colored, of Philadelphia, Bishop Joyce and others. This meeting adjourned Inttrae to hear Dr. Mason at the Oliver theater. ! Peraoaael of Committee. The personnel of the general committee la: BlHhops Stephen M. Merrill. Edward W. Andrews. Henry W. Warren, Cyrus D. Fobs, Isaac W. Joyce. John M. WHlden. WllUrd V. Mallaleu. Charles H. Fowler, John M. Vincent, James N. Fitzgerald. tCocUaued en Sixth Page.) CONDITION 0FJTHE WEATHER Forecast for Nebraska Rain or Snow and Colder Monday; Tuesday Fair. Temperatare at Omaha Vesterda r Hoar. Dew. Hoar. Peg. S a. m ..... . no 41 a. ra 4t T a. ra. . . . . . 414 a. ra 4f a. m ..... . no IO a. m n.t It a. m. . , . . . twi IS m... sit 1 P. S P. S P. 4 p. 1. . 1 .... . 1 . tit . A.1 , M . n . a-i . Oil . i . m . 5 8 p. in. ... . r. m T p. at p. m p. m . . , , . PETS THE DOCTORS MIXED Wreag Party (iets the Credit for Havlac aa I'aased Marriage License. CHICAGO, Nov. 8.-(Speclal Dr. Fred Farmer, Thirty-ninth street and Langley avenue, denies he Is the Chlcagoan who walled In vein for Miss Hazel Muslck In an Omaha hotel while she waa marrying Asa Hunt. Then comes Dr. Frank C. Farmer of 8242 Lake Park avenue and, to save his friend and namesake. Dr. Fred Farmer, confesses he Is the man with the unused marriage license. Dr. Frank Farmer's trouble seems on the Increase. He was a close friend of Dr. Fred Farmer and engaged to Miss Hazel Muslck of Omaha until October 23. He like wise seemed the successful suitor and to be triumphant over Asa Hunt after a year of bitter rivalry for Miss Muslck a hand. He left Chicago bidding a happy farewell to Dr. Fred Farmer and went to Omaha to get married. Miss Muslck, heavenly maid, waa young, and she changed her mind suddenly. She excused herself for a moment while she and Dr. Frank Farmer were valting In a hotel for the minister, stepped Into a car riage and drove away. Ten minutes later he was Mrs. Asa Hunt. The disappointed Dr. Frank Farmer came back to Chicago only to find that some In accurate Omaha reporter had called him Fred. Likewise he found that Dr. Fred Farmer Imagined that his patients would think that he had been disappointed In love. So yesterday, Dr. Frank C. Farmer, whose offices are at 67' Washington street, made the amende honorable and announced that he, and not Dr. Fred Farmer, had been the victim of Asa Lochinvar Hunt. Like wise he stated that, although the biggest fish usually are the ones that escape, there were still good ones In the sea. LOTTERY TICKET SWINDLE Massachusetts Maa Arrested aad Im plicates Residents of Ohio aad New York, LYNN, Mass., Nov. 8. What Is believed to be an extensive swindle was hrnnirht to light by the police today. William 8. Wells, 46 yeara of age. Is under arrest, charged with printing lottery tickets and also larceny and with obtaining money unaer raise pretences. The police claim that counterfeit tickets of several wtar4a have been sent from here to all parts of the country, wells made a partial confession, in which he Implicated a man In Dayton, O., as being the head of the plan, and a New York man was named as being the active manager... ..'Vhe poue rfueKtA give the names of these two men, but have notified the New York and Dayton police of Welle' arrest and confession. 1 ' The plan of operation, according to Wella' statement, was to get genuine lottery tickets and have photographic plates made from them. A record was kept of the num bers of the tickets and a list of drawing numbers waa sent with each shipment, none of the numbers of the drawings corre sponding with any number of a ticket in the shipment. YELLOW FEVER IN TEXAS Little Improvement at Laredo and Bad Coadltloaa Across Mexican Border. LAREDO, Tex., Nov. -Notwithstanding the efforts of the physicians, the yellow fever continues without much abatement. The official bulletin Issued tonight Is: New cases, 12; deaths, none; total cases, 723; total deaths, 66. Dr. B. D. Murray, the International yel low fever expert, returned yesterday from a trip as far as Saltlllo, where he haa been Investigating the yellow fever situation. In an Interview today he stated that condi tions In Monterey, if Judged by other cities where yellow fever haa been epidemic, lndl cated no less than 28,000 cases there this year, with the mortality rate placed con servatively at 6 per cent. All the stations on the line of the Mexi can Central, he says, between Laredo and Saltlllo have suffered an Invasion of the yellow fever and this has contributed a number of deaths and new cases. OMAHA MAN KILLED IN CHICAGO Falls fader Wheels While Attempt. Ing to Board a Moving Trala. CHICAGO, Nov. 8.-Special Telegram.) Valentine Horan, a butcher living In Omaha, attempted to board a Chicago A Northwestern railroad train at Campbell avenue and Twenty-first street Saturday evening and waa killed Instantly. Horan lost his footing and fell under the wheels of the second coach and when he was reached by the train crew he waa dead. Tha police at the Hlnman street police sta tion were summoned and the dead man's body waa removed to Smith's undertaking rooms. Horan was formerly employed in the Union Stock yards by Llbby, McNeill & Llbby. COLONEL BLACKWELL IS ILL Noted Tobaeeo Haaafartarer Stricken with Paralysis aad Death Is Exported. CHARLOTTE. N. C. Nov. 8. -Colonel W. T. Blackwell of Durham was stricken with paralysis today and no hops is held out or his recovery. Starting out aa a poor boy. he amassed a fortune In the manufacture of tobacco. Id late yeara he lost his fortune. He was postmaster at Durham- under President Cleveland's administration. FIRE RECORD. Damage at Ola the. OLATHE. Kan., Nov. 8. The fire that destroyed the Range block here last night did damage amounting to 8300,000. The heaviest Individual losers were the owners of the Johnson County Co-operative as sociation, said to be the largest co-opera-Uve concern of the kind in the United States and I which does a general mer chandise bustnesa Their loss Is placed at 180.000. There were 1,000 persons In the Grange theater auditorium when the fire started, but all escaped without Injury, TROOPS MAY BE SENT Beoreta7 Pact 8ara They May VmKZ on Iithmut of Panama, NECESSITY IS NOT, HOWEVER, IMMCDIAT Member of Cabinet Jntt Satnrnad fro Englaad Declines to Talk. WAITING FOR NEWS FROM WARSHIPS Boata Which Carried Report of Eatolutioa Hart Not Returned. WILD RUMOR OF MASSACRES AT BOGOTA Colon Hears Americans aad Other Foreigners at Capital of Colombia Are Killed, hat Report la Kot Confirmed. NEW TORK, Nov. 8.-"Tes1 there Is a possibility that troops may have to be sent to the Isthmus," eald Secretary of War Root In speaking of the Panama situation on his arrival from Europe to day. "There always Is a possibility; that Is what the army Is for, but I hardly think It will be necessary In this case." Beyond this he declined to be quoted, pleading lack of Information about the situation, but he read eagerly a number of Associated Press dispatches which were shown him on the steamer, commenting on the statement of Secretary Hay and the Instructions cabled to the minister at Bogota and the acting consul at Panama that, "this is very Interesting." Mr. Root, who went abroad aa one of the American commissioners on the Alas kan boundary, said thla as Celtic docked this morning. lie was met b Major General Corbln, commanding t Department of the East, with whom had a long talk. Concerning the attitude of the Canadn commissioner, Mr. Root would make I10 statement, but he declared that the mnik Ing of the boundary of the 130-mlle slip not covered by the tribunal would h a matter of no dlfllculty and would be dVne In accordance with the principles alrealr laid down as soon as the neoessary datab le obtainable by survey. Mr. Root waa asked about his resignation, but declined to make any statement beyond what la generally known. Conditions at Coloa. COLON, Nov. 8. Up to tonight no news has been received from Bocaa del Toro, The United States cruiser Atlanta sailed for there last night. The steam launch which was eent to Bocae del Toro Thurs day night to capture that place In the Interest of the new republlo haa not re turned, it Is reported that the United States gunboat Nashville has gone to Cartagena. v Wild rumors are in circulation here that the American and other foreign residents of Bogota are being maasacred. The ru mors are not confirmed and hre looked upon as altogether improbable. Colon last . night gave Itself up eutlrely . to proper demonstrations.. . Bands of muslo pafaded the street until early this morning, playing national and American airs, stopping la front of the residence of Colonel Shaler, Governor Mel endea and others. The greatest enthusiasm prevailed and there was not tha slightest disorder. Paaama Minister Is Fvench Clttaea. PARIS. Nov. 8. While satisfaction to ex pressed here over the appointment of M. rhllllppe Bunau-Varllla as diplomatic agent of the republic of Panama at Washing ton, attention la called to the fact that It Is probably unprecedented for a French citizen to be selected to represent a foreign government without first consulting the government to which the appointee owes his allegiance or without that government being asked whether In the event Vf his ac cepting the agency he would not thereby forfeit his French nationality. The Gaulols suggests . that M. Bunau Varllla might obtain from the French gov ernment special permission to act for the republic of Panama. Such permission has occasionally been granted to Frenchmen serving temporarily in foreign armies. Colombia riles Protest, WASHINGTON. Nov. 8,-It was learned In official circles tonight that the United States of Colombia haa lodged a protest with the State department against the ac tion of the United States in connection with the events which have occurred on the Isthmus of Panama. The terms of the protest could not be ascertained tonight, but It Is known that strong objection la made to the attitude of the Vnlted States In general and against Interpretations made by this government of the treaty ot l4 between the United States of America and the United States of Colombia. Ths State department has the protest under serious consideration, but the nature of Its reply, If any, or the time when it will be made Is not known. Other than admitting that such a document had been filed in the) State department the officials there wm aay nothing about the matter. Word reached the Navy department to day of the arrival of the United State cruiser Boston at Panama yesterday. Com mander Piehl, In reporting Its arrival, announcing also the receipt of Instructions from the Navy department which direct the keeping open of the transit of the Isthmus. He also said that at this time the traffic was undisturbed. The president's yacht, Mayflower, left the navy yard here today for Colon. Aboard It Is H. A. Gudger, the United States consul general at Panama, who goes to that place to assume full charge of the American consular affairs. Mayflower Is expected to reach Its destination In about eight days. On his arrival at Panama Mr. Gud ger will do business with the new govern-' ment at Panama. He has full Instructions from the secretary of state governing hla dealings with the new government M. Phillips Bunau-Varllla, whose appoint ment as diplomatic agent of the Panama republlo was announced yesterday, and who reached here laat night from New Tork, saw Assistant Secretary Loomls of tha State department today. It is ex pected tluit the new diplomatic agent will be presented to Secretary Hay and the president In a oay or two, the Btata w partcnent probably accepting aa satisfac tory ths telegraphic credentials of the new envoy and waiving the usual requirements of more formal credentials. The envoy did not see the president or Secretary Hay to day. Minister to Bo Received. The Associated Press can announce that M. Phllllppe Banau-Varllla will he received by Secretary Hay tomorrow morning at the State department and duly recognised aa the minister plenipotentiary and envoy extraordinary of the new Republlo of Panama to tha United States, After the i 1 1 - .r-V jr" 1