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K ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871. OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MOIININO, NOVEMBER 11, 1903 TEN PAGES. SINGLE COPY THBEE CENTS. 1 a 9 FRANCE IS IN LINE Beoognisee New Bepubiio and it in Sympa thetic Accord with United States, COLOMBIANS GET THE COLD SHOULDER fiermf ny Ancounoes that it Will Hot Inter fere in the Eerolutkn. 10NG CONFERENCE HELD AT WASHINGTON Presid-nt, Members of Cabinet and Senator Consider Panama Question. BOSTON ORDERED TO BUENA VENTURA Cimmanlfri of Yeaaels Chartered to , Take ('olomhln Troop to lath man Will He Informed Force Mar Not Land.' PARIS. Nov. 10. The French government has recognised the de facto government of the Republic of Panama. The action of France carries out the pur poses which M. Delcasse had throughout, namely, to leave the United States umram nieled, and to act so far an possible In f m aympnineuc accord with the American gv vrnmenu The Instructions forwarded by Foreign Minister Releasee to the French consul at Panama authorise him to have relations with the new government. The lnstruc tlons are substantially the same as those sent from Washington to the United States consul at Panama and will have the effect of giving the same recognition of the new regime as the United States has al ready given It. A formal recognition will follow later when the new invnnnwnt la fully organtied, but the Instructions of the 11 1 ...,.-, ..v,,.t ......... ... tf 1 ui'iiiuiciy c.iAuiiRn lira hluiuub ox France toward the new republic. The ac tion of M. Delcasse Is not yet publicly known. BERLIN. Nov. 10. The Colombian com mission. If It comes here, will reoelve no consideration from the German government. The corespondent of the Associated Press called the Foreign office's attention to the statement made yesterday by Arturo de Brigard. the Colombian consul general tn New York, that the Colombians were clamoring for a German protectorate over taelr country, and that the Colombian gov ernment had been asked to send a commis sion to Germany to offer Emperor William certain pieces of land on both seas In re turn for Germany's protection. The reply was: "We have no Intention ef mixing our selves in the affairs of the Isthmian state. We are still without any Information from our consular reports , In rogard to the revolution, hence we have not asked the United States to look after our Interest. The statement regarding our Interests In Colombia and Panama have been much ex aggerated, but we hope to see our trade thus prosper better after the United States builds the canal." WASHINGTON, Nov. 10.-An Important conference ooncsrnlng the Panama situation was heM at ths. White Hooee today prior to the formal meeting of the cabinet. The participants In the conference were Presi dent Roosevelt, Benator llanna and mem bers of the cabinet. The decision reached, If anv. WU tint riiflnlnapfl. It Im unriar. W 1 stood, however, that the decision was pursly Informal and not Intended In any manner to be decisive. Shortly before the meeting of the cab inet Senator llanna arrived at the ex ecutive offices, accompanied by W. J. Cur tis, a member of the law firm of Sullivan tc Cromwell of New Tork. attorneys In this country for the new Panama Canal company. Discussed at the White Iloiaae. They were admitted to the president's office at once. Mr. Curtis remained but a few minutes. He said he merely paid his respeots to the- president. Senator Hanna remained with the president for more than half an hour. Long after the members of the cabinet had assembled he , and the president continued to talk, sev eral of the cabinet joining In the conversa tion. As Senator Hanna left he said that he and the president had not discussed the question of the chairmanship of the jpubllcan national committee. 1 ' "In fact," he said, "that matter was not mentioned today. It's a dead Issue any i ' . how. We talked of a variety of topics. among them the Panama situation. That Is not a political question, not even a technical one. The people of this country want an Isthmian canal built and they want It built by the Panama route. They have accepted the Panama roate fcnd they propose to stand by the president In the matter of constructing the canal by that route." Senator Hanna was aked whether In his opinion it would be necessary to enact new legislation to provide for negotiations be tween the United States and the Republic of Panama for the construction of that canal. He replied that that was a question for a lawyer to answer. He felt that a new treaty would be necessary, of course, but did not think serious difficulties would be encountered in negotiating a canal treaty -with Panama. No ttitrmrati Given Oat. The ' whole, situation In respect to the revolution out of which has grown the Re publlo of Panama was considered thor oughly at the conference. Considerable ap proval of the president and Secretary Hay In the matter was given by the members of the cabinet It Is understood that no further state ments concerning the organization of the new republto or the negotiations between Panama and the United States regarding the construction of the isthmian canal will be made at this time. The situation, so far as American Interests on the Isthmus are conoerned, is regarded to be In excel lent Khape. The status ot M. Philippe Bauna-Varilla. the representative In this country of the Heiiubllo of Panama, was .considered, but no statement concerning the matter wus made at the conclusion of the meeting. If no change In the present sltuaUon should occur It is not regarded as likely that any additional naval force will be ordered to the lmhmus. Certainly no land forces will be ordered to Panama unless the situation shou)d take a serious turn. Glass Will Be la Command. The Navy department Is advised that Rear Admiral Glass, commanding the Pa clflo station, arrived at Panama this morn. Ing with the cruiser Marblehead and the gunboat Concord, having made a quick run from Acapuleo. Their consort, the mon itor Wyoming, was not able to keep up with the two other vessels and probably wjjl not reach Panama before Thursday. yty virtue of his rank. Admiral Glass will have supreme command over the naval forces In the vicinity of Panama. I'poa receipt of a report by tbe state de- . Continued n eau4 ft. ARE SHELLING SAN DOMINGO Minister rom 't'n l.aat f'ablea-ram aid Btol vi. '"-Ms Have t'nder V V. -k. WASHINGTON. J -h ' "he State de partment this afteri. ' d a cable gram from Minlntei J at San Domingo, dated Novemb. r that the revolutionists ate shelli. BAN DOMINGO, Saturday, ' I'he revolutionary forces which nov .bund this city attacked San Domingo !,. night. using artillery, hut no damage was done The revolutionary commander thla nfter. noon sent a mewonger under a flug of truce to demand the surrender nf the ra.nl- Ital. which was refused. The hostilities were resumed. San Domingo Is strongly fortified and provisions are plentiful. CAPE HATTIEN, Nov. 10.rA dispatch from Monte Crlsto says It ' Is reported there that San Domingo has capitulated to the revolutionists and that General Jlm- Inei has been proclaimed Drealdcnt WASHINGTON. Nov. 10 Th Stnte t. partment tonight received a cablegram rrom Minister Powell at San Domingo, dated at 4 p. m., reporting the situation at San Domingo to be extremely serious. The dispatch, It was stated, was the first the department had received on the day it was nied since the disturbance began. EMPEROR SEEMS TO IMPROVE Vocal Chord Is In Better Coadltloa and Hie Majesty Resumes His Walking. BERLIN. NOV. 10. A hllllntln on tha okii. anion or emperor William Issued this morn ing at the new rmlnce. Pntnitam v ih.M Is slow Improvement In the appearance of the left vocal chord and adds that the em peror today resumed his usual morning wain in tns park. The bulletin is signed by Drs. Von Leuthold, MorlU Schmidt and iiDerg. The emperor walked nut twirn tnAav n nil transacted some business with the chief of the naval staff and the chiefs of his private military and naval cabinets. The mornlnir bulletin by other details. Importance is no longer attached to the emperor's wound by the court omeials, who consider that publlo concern can best be allayed hv nni ,tHn. anything except wha,t Is contained in the Duiutuns. POLISH DELEGATE PERSISTING Rlpoa Father Still la Rome, Deter mined to Win a Better Rccog. nltlon. . ' ROME, Nov. 10. Rev. Weneslaue Kueska, rector of St. Wenceslaus (Polish) church of Rlpon, Wis., the delegate from the polish Cathollo congress In America, Is determined to remain In Rome until the question submitted to the propaganda. In the name of the congress, regarding a pro portional representation of the PoAsh clergy In the American hierarchy, be set tled. Father Kusxka today eaidi "I am now almost sure the Polish petition will be granted; that at least Polish vicars with the faculties and titles of an episcopal auxiliary will be appointed, or even dio cesan bishops in some vacant sees. This Is what the Polish desire. The reports of a petition for separate national dioceses are falsa.". CAPE COLONY SMELLS SM0KE1 Approach of Hottentot Rebels and Departure of Police Makes Battle Imminent. KENHARDT, Cape Colony, Monday, Nov. Hottentot rebels numbering about LS00 men are approaching the border. Po lice have been dispatched to the scene. The volunteers have been called out and over fighting Is expected. nabs Servian King. VIENA, Nov. 10. It la announced In a dispatch received here from Belgrade, nervia, mat tns British charge d'affaires here yesterday refused to receive the con. gratulatlons of the Servian government on the birthday of King Edward. This refusal was In accordance with the refusal to maintain diplomatic relations with King Peter government. The affair has caused some sensation. SOON TO DECIDE HORN'S FATE Governor of Wyoming to Make Ills RallngT Thursday Night Guards Are Vigilant. CHEYENNE. 'Wyn.. Nov. lH-nnv.rn., Chatterton will decide Tom Horn's fate on Tnursaay night. Deputies with a Gatllng gun and a Hntchkiss gun" are .constantly on guard at the jail In anticipation of an attempt or cattlemen to release Horn. The threat la common that the condemned mur derer will be saved from the hangman's rope. A bit of disquieting Information has fallen Into the hands of Sheriff Smalley In the form of a piece of paper on which ih. ft.. ures 11-11-11, ,are marked, and which was thrown Into the court house yard where Horn could see them from his window. The same figures have been marked on buildings across the street from th i- plain view of Horn'b cell. This Is taken to mean that Horn's friends will attempt to liberate him on th. ....,... . month, eleventh day and eleventh hour. wmcn wouia oe tomorrow, at either 11 a m. or 11 i. m. STATES STEEL STOCK SLUMPS Makes New Low Record Whca Hanked Like Recoadhaad Goods, NEW YORK. Nov. 10. -On voluminous of ferings the United States Steel Issues once more established a new low record today. The common touched 10 points and the pre ferred, which came out In large blocks, 4ii and the bonds 65V Trading In the steel issues completely overshadowed the balance of the market. The great bulk of the offerings aeems to be short stock, but It Is quite likely that considerable long stock came out, especially of the preferred, many stop loss orders being uncovered when this stock touched 60. London sold the steel stocks and so did various out-of-town houses. TRAINER BUTTERWORTH QUITS Xorthweatera I'nlverslty Loses Its Physical Director for Reaaoas Hmt Made Clear. CHICAGO, Nov. 10. Horace C, Butter worth, physical director of Northwestern university, haa tendered his resignation. He said: "The atmosphere at Northwest, era Is IntmicU to my frame of mind," and refused U give any other reason for re-slgnlnfc HELD OF CORN FOR YEAR Preliminary Estimate Shows Avenge for Country it Above Ten-Tear Uean. QUALITY BETTER THAN LAST YEAR Farmers Hold Larger Proportloa ot Crop Than Last Year, hat Sot as Much as Six-Year Average. WASHINGTON, Nov. 10. Preliminary re turns to the chief of the bureau of statistics of the Department of Agriculture on the production of corn In 1SH Indicate a total yield of about 2,313,000 bushels, or an aver age of 25 8 bushels per acre', as compared with an average yield of 26.8 bushels one year ago, 16.7 bushels In 1901 and a ten-year average of 23.9 bushels. The following table shows for the twenty principal corn states the preliminary estl mates of average yield per acre In bushels in 1903. with the final estimates for 1902 and 1901, and the mean of the averages for the last ten years: 10-Year 1903, 1902. 1901. Av States. Ftu. Hu. Bu. Bu. Illinois 84 3 38.7 21.4 32 8 Iowa 27.0 82.0 26 0 81 8 meoi-RHKa Zi.S 32.3 14 1 23 8 Kansas i 8 29 9 7.8 in 2 Missouri . 89.0 10.1 i.8 Texas 24.2 8.1 116 17.2 imnana va a I7 i s i ileorgla 11.7 9 0 lO.O 10 8 lennessee zi.6 Zl. 14.2 214 Kentucky 2rt.6 27.0 15.6 24 9 Ohio 30.0 8S.0 2U.1 811.0 Alabama 14.8 Hi inn m Mortn Carolina. ..14.7 13.9 12.0 13.0 Araansas ao.g , jn.s g.i 17.5 Mississippi 18.4 11.6 109 14 2 v irpinia :id 22.0 22.2 19 8 unuin Carolina ..ins 10.4 9 si couth Dakota ....29 9 1X.9 21.0 21 0 Oklahoma 23.3 25.8 7.3 19.5 rennsvivanin. si 2 ?s. 1 sun m 1 United States 25.8 26.8 16.7 23.9 The general average as to quality Is 83.1 per cent, as compared with 80.7 last year, 73.7 In 1901 and 86.S In 1900. It Is estimated that about 6.2 per cent of the corn crop of 1902 was still In the hands of the farmers on November 1, 1903, as compared with 1.9 per cent of the crop of 1901 In farmers' hands on November 1, 1902, 4.6 per cent of the crop of 1900 In farmers' hands on November 1, 1901, and a six-years' average of 6.1 per cent. Yield ot Other Products. Tha preliminary estimate of the average yield per acre of buckwheat Is' 17.7 bushels, against an average yield per acre of 18.1 bushels tn 1902, 18.8 bushels In 1901 and a ten-year average of 17.6 bushels. The aver- age for quality Is 91.4 per cent, against f last year and 90.2 In 1900. The preliminary returns Indicate a flax seed crop of about 27,300,000 bushels, or an average of 8.4 bushels per acre, as com pared with a final estimate of 7.8 bushels In 1902. The average as to quality is 84.8 per cent. The preliminary estimate of the average yield per acre of potatoes Is 84.9, against an average yle'.d of 86 bushels in 1902, 65.5 bushels In 1901 and a ten-year average of 79.6 busheto. The average as to quality is 86.4 per cent, as compared with 80.4 per cent In November last, 79.4 In November, 1901 and 88.1 In November, 1900. - The preliminary estimate of the average yield per acre ot Ipay Is 1.64 tons,, against an average yield of LS0 tons In 1902, 1.28 tons In 1901 and a ten-year average of 1.33 tons. The average as to quality la 91.8. as against 8S.7 per cent In November last, 91.8 tn 1901 and 89 In November, 1900. The preliminary estimate of the average yield per acre of tobacco la 788.3 pounds, as compared with the final estimate of 797.S pounds In 1902, The average as to quality Is 86.9 per cent. The preliminary estimate of the average yield per acre of rough rice is 82.7 bushels, against an average yield ot 27.8 bushels In 1902, 822 bushels In 1901 and 30 bushels In 1900. The report also Includes fruits and various minor crops,, which will be published in detail In the Crop Reporter, CONFERENCE AT WHITE HOUSE Senators aad Representatives Reach Ho Coaclusloa as to Action oa Cabaa Treaty, WASHINGTON, Nov. 10. The president tonight bad a conference with a number ot leaders In "both houses of congress. Those who called on him at the White House were Secretary Moody, Speaker Cannon, Senators Allison, Aldrlch, Piatt of Connecticut, Spooner, Hanna, Hale, Lodge and Wet more and Representatives Payne, Dalzell, Taw- ney and Hemenway. The conference began aftor 9:30 and those who called professed not to know the purpose of the gathering or what questions were to be considered. The conference at 11 o'clock broke up. Thoae who attended it were very loth to discuss any feature of It. but one of the participants stated that the members of the house present had taken dinner with the president and had been called together for the purpose of going over with the presi dent certain portions of his forthcoming message to congress. , When at 9:40 the members of the senate arrived the party entered Into a general discussion of the reciprocity matter now before congress. It developed that the old controversy between the house and senate over the dcsln of the former ta Initiate all legislation was the principal toplo of con versation. The members of the house claimed that the present treaty provides that during the life of the convention the present duty on sugar shall not be reduced either by treaty or convention. To concede the position of the senate, they assert, would be a surrender of their constitutional powers. It was ssld. that unless the power of the house Is admitted there will be the same difficulty presented as at the last session, with the probability that the measure will be defeated. No conclusion was reached by the conference. HOOK FOR THE CIRCUIT COURT Kansas Man's Name larladed ia the Buach of Nomlnatloas front the President. WASHINGTON. Nov. 10.-Th president today sent the following nominations to the senste: To be consul, Thomas J. Cummins. New York, at Puerto Cabello. Venesuela; United States circuit Judge for the Eighth judicial district. William C. Hook, Kansas; aeso rtnte Justice of the supreme court of the District of Columbia. Daniel Thaw Wright of Ohio; Judge of the United States court for the northern district of Indian Terri tory, Joseph A. Gill. Indian Territory. All of the above nominations are original appointments. In addition many recess ap pointments were sent to the senate. These Include foreign ministers, consuls. Judicial officer a army and navy prooratlons and tn fact officials In every department . of tbe government who were appointed stnea aun freM adjourned last spring. TRADE JURISDICTION VITAL American Federation of I.abor Dla enssrs it Gravely at Bostota Meeting. BOSTON, Nov. 10.-The doV gates to the twenty-third annual meeting of the Amer ican Federation of Labor today reassem bled for deliberation on subjects, the Im portant nature of which has drawn to Bon ton labor leaders frxm all parts of the country. President Compers address and the re ports of Secretary Morrison and Treasurer Ix-nnon were presented yesterday, so that the principal Item of routine, as arranged for today, was to be the report of the ex ecutive council of the federation. It was expected that the many recom mendations contained In President Qom per's address would be acted upon by the convention. His declaration that the great danger which confronts the federation Is the Internecine strife between affiliated unions over the Jurisdiction of trades ha been the chltf topic of discussion among the delegates. It wan generally accepted that some decided action on this matter would be taken. John Mitchell, president of the United Mine Workers of America, presided for a time this afternoon at the convention of the American Federation ot Labor, and he re ceived a greeting from the delegates which was as sincere and spontaneous as It was enthusiastic. James Duncan of Washington, D. C, first vice' "president of the federation, read the report of the executive council of the or ganlzatlon. This report was emphatic In disapproval of the Internal troubles of the federation arising from different conceptions as to what trades came within the jurlsdlc. tlon of the various unions. The report contained all the correspond ence In the Miller case at Washington. It has been understood that this case will be brought up later. The executive council made no comment upon the correspondence, nut later added that the trades union move ment stands for the strictly union shop and also discourages the recognition of the open shop." WOMAN GETS FIRST CHOICE Openlnar of Red Lake Reservation Causes Much Excitement at Crookaton. CROOKSTON. Minn., Nov. . Some stir ring scenes were enacted this morning when the government land office was thrown open for the receipt of entries on the Red Lake lands. Many of the land seekers were up all night, and prior to that had traveled long distances. The officials had everything so well ar ranged that there was no confusion. A large number of men and wnmen. r.nt most of their life's savings to reach the lana, and hovering about the land office two days and standinar In Una anveroi hours, all In vain. Some one else got ahead of them. Three women and two men ralnted. Men would not abandon their places In the line to go to the rescue as they fell. For the most part the fights were fair and no foul methods wnr. ployed, except In the case of A. J. ninn nf Elk River, Minn., worn out and exhausted. was given a hard light by ' val claimant who continually struggled to' get ahead. Both made through the crowd to the door, and Just as It was almost Hm a Ann .v.. office, a heavy blow, was landed on'Olsen's stomach, and he fell unconscious. The rush here today broke all records for a land office business anywhere In the northwest. The total Alines numhered ir and about as many more were disap pointed. The biggest price paid yesterday fell to the first filer. Mlsa Oimtavn n a .. derson, of Elk River, who got some choice umber land with heavy pine north of Shelvln, worth about 112,000. WANTS FRAT MEN HANEGD Consln of Maa Who Died After Being Initiated Cries Mar derers." NEW YORK, , Nov. 10. Dr. T-eopold Hfrschmann of this city, a cousin of Mar tin Lbew, a medical student whose death occurred recently In Baltimore, soon after his initiation Into a Greek letter fraternity, says he- has received details of the affair from a fellow student. The Utter declared that when Loew went to the fraternity hall to take the first de gree he was met by twenty-five men. He was told to undress and after doing so was blindfolded and taken into a room, where he was laid out on a cake of Ice. He was then carried upstairs to the balcony and thrown over the rail, a drop of twenty-five feet. On the floor beneath stood a number of students holding a sheet. "When Loew fell- into this." said the doc- tor, "he was tossed up and down until ha was unconscious. After being revived he was beaten until his body was a mass of bruises. That night he was in such a wretched condition that, his roommate stayed up all night with him. Whisky and quinine were given to him during the night ana in the morning he felt revived. "The following Saturday lie took the sec ond degree. In the morning he was found dead, and his chum, who had Just taken the first degree, was In a serious condition. The guilty ones should be sent to the gal lows. They are murderers." I YOUTH SENT TO PENITENTIARY Young Tramp Who Kills Companions Found Guilty ot Murder in Second Degree. ST. JOSEPH. Mo.. Nov. lO.-Fred Irle. aged 20 years, was given a sentence of thirty years In the penitentiary at Sa vannah, fourteen miles from here, by a Jury late last night for the murder of Henry Speth and Guy Hhllllam of Plattevllle, Wis. The crime was committed July 20, 1900. All were runaway boys traveling together. The double murder occurred In a boxcar ttached to a train, the skulls ot the vic tims being crushed and their bodies thrown from the car while the train was In mo tion. The murdered boys were probably asleep when the fatal blows were struck. Irle Insists that the boys were struck and killed by a train while all three were walk ing along . the track, but he practically agreed , to plead guilty to murder In the second degree and take a sentence ot thirty years. CHICAGO BANISHES TOY ARMS Con aril Passes aa Ordlaaaeo Invoi. lag flOO Penalty for Selling Them. CHICAGO, Nov. 10. The city council last night passed an ordinance prohibiting the sale of toy pistols In Chicago. The measure provides a penalty of (100 for anyono who 'shall sell, loan or furnish any toy gun, or toy pistol, or toy fowling piece, or other toy firearms in which any axplostve sub- gtaaca can Ut U4." , AMALGAMATED STARTS WORK Governor of Montana Cal l Extr Besilon ef Legislators to Amend Liwi. FIFTEEN TH0USAN0 EMPLOYES AFFECTED An Soon aa Action of Governor Is Known Manager of Company Issues Order for Resump tlon of Business. HELENA, Mont, Nov. 10. Governor Toole this afternoon called a special suS' slon of the legislature to meet on December 1 at Helena to pass laws to relieve the In' dustrial condition in Montana caused by the shutting down ot Amalgamated Copper company's properties, whereby 16,000 people were directly thrown out of work and 16,000 more affected. The aim of the session la to paas a law whereby casea may bo taken from one court to another when the Judge In the Initial court Is shown to be prejudiced. Other legislation ot like character has also been promised A so-called fair trial bill of the character now proposed wag passed by the last legislature, but was decided by the supreme court to be unconstitutional on technical grounds. Recently, at Butte, Judge William Clancy of the district court gave a decision In which he said that he might appoint a re ceiver at any time for the Boston A Mon tana company, one of the largest constltu ent companies of the Amalgamated. The decision was made on the application of John MacGlnniss, a prominent holder of stock In the properties controlled by F. Augustus Helnze of the Montana Ore Pur chasing company, which has been at war with the Amalgamated for years. Fear of Court Caused Suapeualoa. Upon this announcement by Judge Clancy President Wllllaj- Scallon of the Anaconda Copper Mining company and general man ager of tke Amalgamated Issued orders to shut down all the Amalgamated properties In Montana and elsewhere, declaring the company, unable to secure Judicial fairness in the courts, could not continue tn bus! ness. Since that time Govornor Toole has been overwhelmed with petitions signed by thousands of citizens of Montana asking him to call a special session to pass laws to relieve the conditions. The works of the Amalgamated company will at once resume In various parts of the state. This Includes the greater mines In Butte, the smelters, the Washoe company In Anaconda, the largest In the world; the smelters of the Boston & Montana com pany in Great Falls, also Vast In their ca pacity; the coal mines at Storrs, Belt, Oak dale and In Wyoming; the great quarry In northern Montana and the Immense lum ber Industries In western and northwestern Montana. Probably more than 18,000 men will be em ployed directly tn the properties of the Amalgamated and that many more will be Indirectly given employment In the way of rurnlshlng supplies and the like. Groat Rejoicing; at Butt. ' BUTTE, Mont., Nov. 10,-There was great rejoicing hero when It became kno-vn that Governor Toole had called an extra session and within ten minutes whistles were blow ing at several of the Idle mines t.nd flags were hoisted. All the Amalgamated prop erties will resume tomorrow and several thousand men will go to work In accord ance with the promise of William Scallon, president of the Anaconda company. HAMERSCHLAGGETS PLACE Native of Nebraska is Selected as ( President of Caraegie Tech nical School. PITTSBURG. Nov. 10. The committee in. pointed by the board of trustees of the Carnegie Institute to select a president for tne camegie Technical .school of Pittsburg today reported in favor of Arthur Arton Hamerschlag of New York for the posi tion. The salary will ba 88,000 a year. Mr. Hamerschlag lias for years been a consulting engineer in New York and haa been connected with many public works In that city. He was born In Nebraska thirty seven years ago and received his early education In the schools of Omaha and New York, following with special courses In physics and mining at Columbia university. HEAR NOTHING FROnTcUDAHY St. Joseph Police Still Confident They Hnve One of tho Kid. napers. ST. JOSEPH, Mo.. Nov. 10. (Special Tels gvam.) Chief of Police Frans said tonight that he was unable to understand the pres ent attitude of Edward Cudahy of Omaha, who has seemed very anxious to prosecute Thomas Costello, the self-conresaed kid naper of young Cudahy. No reply was received to telegrams today. Costello to day again went over the story of the kid naping with the police, and the officers are firmly convinced that he was a pal of Pat Crowe in the crime. Costello is still con fined in a cell at police he&dauartnra anri will be held pending the final decision of Mr. Cudahy. BRYAN ORDERS APPEAL TAKEN lastrncts His Attoracy to Prepare to Go Higher with Bennett Estnto Case. NEW HAVEN, Conn.. Nov. 10,-It was announced today that William J. Bryan had given his counsel power of attorney to perfect an appeal to the superior court from the decision of Judge Cleveland of the probate court, declaring that the sealed letter referred to In the will of Phllo 8. Bennett and which provided for a gift of SuO.OUO to Mr. Bryan, was not it part of the will. At a hearing beforo the probate Judge prior to this announcement, by agreement of counsel and Mr. Bryan aa executor, the widow's allowance waa fixed at 17,600 a year. Explorer Baldwin to Testify. ST. LOUIS. Nov. 10 Evelyn Baldwin, the Arctio explorer, arrived here today on his way to Jeffenton City, where he will appear before the grand Jury, which Is investigate Ing the aium buodle scandal In the legiala ture. Mr. Baldwin will testify at the re quest of Attorney General Crow, who is anxious to have him tell what he knows of the connection of Kelly and Zlegler with the defeat of legislation Inimical to the in terests of the baking powder trust, Stlllman boee oa Ceatral'a Board. NEW YORK, Nov. 10. James Stlllman was today elected a director of the New York Central railway, to succeed E. V. W. Roaalter, resigned. Mr. Stlllman, who la prealdent of the National City bank, was aleo sleeted a member of the executive committee of the road. The election of Mr. Stlllman as a director ot the New York Central was regarded as significant in Wall street bec ause of hia cloea t via'tvma With Uie KoiksXeUer luUresla. CONDITION 0FJTHE WEATHER Forecast for Nebraska Colder and Tartly .iourty Wednesday 1 Thursday Fair and w ( in pr. ' lay I Hoar. Den. Hour. l)r(. n .HI 1 p. an B.I a. m ,t a p. m M Ta. ra . . . , , ai 3 p. m...... ntl a. m nt 4 p. m fitl a. tn 4 1 R ft. ta F4 IO a. a 4.1 Hp. m...... F.O It a. ni 4li T p. ra 4 1 a. 4 a p. ni 4.1 9 p. m ..... . 41 TO ROOF THE AUDITORIUM Directors Will Meet to Provide Faclll ties for Covering Building Beforo Wlater. The Auditorium directors will hold ! meeting loaay to consider the ques tion of roofing the building, If possible, be fore severe weather. They still hope that this can be done. There Is a question to be settled as to the material to be used. either slate ot tiling answering the specifi cations. The latter material probably will be decided on. The contract for the roofing timbers has not yet been let and there Is a possibility that enough ot the 10x11 timbers which are to be laid across the Iron gli ders cannot be obtained Immediately in Omaha yards, as a large number will be required The sheeting Is to be laid diagonally over the beams, and then the slate. The Iron workers expect to lift and place the proscenium arch thla week and the other two trusses next week. The roof work can then be done without waiting for the brick, which does not support Its weight. If not held back by the stone workers, the brick contractor asks for only two weeks to finish the walls. A large amount of work is being done dally, but it is of the kind which does not show no the casual observer. The brick work on the south wall has been completed, with the exception of a small section at the east end, and the scaffolding removed This wall stands four stories high and the iron beams, which are riveted In flush with Its top, will support the roof promenade which will encircle the building. The brick workers on this wall had no stcne work to watt for and so finish a half story ahead of the other sides. The stone men are busy in placing the stone cornice, which extends for the full length ot the three street faces, and this Is necessarily slow work. The Corinthian capitals for the brick pilasters have been put in position only roughly blocked out and will be carved later, as It would have taken too much time to do this during construction. An other thing which has been done to save time is the omission of the stone columns from the north and west fronts where the entrance steps are to be placed. A footing for the stone work which will rest on these eighteen columns has been left and this work will be done next year. Practically all of the Iron beams which will support the balcony are In place and considerably more than half have been riveted. Seven of the ten roo>rders have been pulled up and the lateral bracing bolted In. The derrick has been Jacked up to the stage platform and la ready to raise the proscenium arch, the heaviest of tha Iron woik. This has been assembled. Work Is how being" done on the uprights . which will support the other trusses. The vault lng arches over the basement at the south of the enclosure are being built In. MOTIONS AND DEMURRERS Federal Court la Not Yet Beyond tho Liao of Roatiao Bnalness. But little business was transacted In the federal court beyond tha hearing of a few motions and demurrers. Today will begin tha trial of law cases. I The petit Jury will be empaneled. These cases are assigned for trial: John W. Borst against John L. Corson, summary order; attorney for the plaintiff Is V. O. Strlckler and for the 'defendant Messrs. Greene, Brecken rldgo ds Klnsler. Josephine Smith against Kansas City, St. Joseph & Council Bluffs Railway Company, bond liability; attor neys for plaintiff, Byron G. Surbank and Franklin J. Grift en; for defendant, Greene, Breckenridge 4k Klnsler. Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company against C. S. Elgutter et al. bond liability; attorney for plaintiff, Howard Kennedy, Jr.; for de fendant, C. S. Elgutter. John W. Borst against Robert W. Patrick, money; attor ney for plaintiff, V. O. Strlckler; for de. fendant, Greene, Breckenridge & Klnsler. Richard S. Horton, trustee, against Chicago House Wrecking Company, attachment; attorney for plaintiff, T. J. Mahoney; for defendant, Woolworth McHugn. SAYS WHOLE THING IS SPITE Deputy Francla of Hustings Poatofflee Discredits Story Agalaat Dietrich aad Postmaster Fisher. Chief Deputy Francis of the Hastings postofflce, who waa In the city, said In reference to the Hastings postofflce mat ter: "I am disposed to believe that the entire matter la simply spltework on the part of Mr. Hahn. The postofflce during his ad ministration waa in the leased Grand Army building, and he leased ths fixtures from the Grand Army of the Republic boys. When It became- necessary to change the postofflce in order to furnish more con venient quarters for the general publlo a movement was at once put on foot to buy the fixtures for the new location, in order to help the Grand Army out, and It was In deference to this -movement that the purchase of the fixtures was made by Postmaster Fisher. Of course there Wre some opponents to the measurt and ouf this grew the present scandal. There Is nothing tn It, and I am of the opinion that It will never get beyond the grand Jury room." BLOODHOUNDS HUNT MURDERER William Small Shot hy fnldentlned Maa Who Makes His Gacapo. HARVEYVILLE. Kan.. Nov. 10,-Blood-hounds are on the trail ot the murderer of William Small this morning. Nothing was developed at tha coroner's Inquest today. Small waa a farmer near Harvey vllle and was shot by an- unidentified as sassin through tha window and instantly killed last evening. At the time Small conversing with his family. Hoover Marder Test Flasles. KANSAS CITY. No. 10.-J. W. Hoover, who waa arrested here yesterday by the sheriff of Kingfisher, Old., charged with murder because two persona were klllcl on a bridge built by the company which Mr. Hoover represented, was released to day. Governor Lockery having revoked the requisition previously grantad. Habeas corpus proceedings brought by Mr. UOV er's gXlorneya wie a lain I need. IS FIRMF0R CUBA President fcoosefe't's Me'iage Frorei to Be Terse but Insistent. CONGRESS MUST APPROYE TREATY T0D0 Oiberwiee, He Believe, Would fie to Aot Dishonorably. IT'S IN INTEREST OF WHOLE PEOPLE Effeot Will Be Earnifnl to Ks Industry ' and Help Many, SISTER REPUBLIC IS DLSERVG Is Knit to li by Memories ef tho Americans Who Fought to Secure tho little Islaaders Free dom from Oppreaaloa. WASHINGTON. Nov. 10. "Thla ficfim. city treaty stands by Itself. It Is demanded on consideration of broad national nnlirv as well as by our economic Interest It win ao narm to no industry.. It will benefit v many Industries." 1 Such is the trend and nrowtratlv ih rt. of the 1,000-word message sent by Preal dent Roosevelt today to the congress he had called In e,-(-mjrdinary aession to se cure for Cuba a reallnatlon of the promises ne naa snared in making. Text of the Message. In full the message reads t To the Senate and House of Representa tives: I have convened the consress that it mav consider the legislation nectssary to put Into tpnratlon the commercial treaty with Cuba, wLlch was ratified by the senate at Its lust ression, and rwi.quently by the Cuban government. ; deem tuch legisla tion demanded, not only by cur Interest, but by our honor. We cannot with nro. prlety abandon the course upon vhich wetne have so wisely emb-'ked. tyn hen he acceptance of the Piatt amend ment was required from Cuba bv tha action of the congress of the United States, this government thereby definitely committed lUelf to the policy of treating Cuba as oc cupying a unique position as regards this country. It was provided that when the Island, became a free and Independent re public she should stand In such close rela tions with us as In certain respects to come within our system of international policy; and it necessarily follows that she must also to a certain degree become Includad within the lines of our economic policy. Situated as Cuba is, it would not be pos sible for this country to permit the stra tegic abuse of the plan by any foreign mili tary power. It Is o this reason that cer tain Kmltatlona have been Imposed upon her financial policy, and that naval sta tions have been conceded by her to the United States. The negotiations as to the details of these naval stations are on the eve of completion. They are so situated as to prevent any Idea that thsre Is the In tention ever to use them against Cuba, or otherwise than for the protection of Cuba from tha assaults Of foreign foes, and for the better safeguarding of American ln ests In tha waters south ot us. Grants Are Proof of Good Faith. These Interests have been 3.rere!y In creased by the consequences of the war with Spain, and will be still furter In creased by the building of tbe Isthmian ca nal. They are both military and economic. The granting to us by Cuba of the naval stations above alluded to Is of the most Importance from a military standpoint, and is proof of the good faith with which Cuba Is treating us. Cuba has made great progress since her Independence was established. She has ad vanced steadily In every way. She already stands high a: ong her sister republics of the new world. She is loyally observing her rbllgattons to us, and she Is entitled to like treatment by us. The treaty submitted to you for approval secures to the United States economic acK vantages as great as those given to Cuba. Not an American interest Is sacrificed by the treaty; a largo Cuban market la as sured to our producers. It la a large mar ket which lies at our doors, which Is large, capable of great expansion, and which Is ' particularly Important to the development of our export trade. It would be. Indeed, short-sighted for us to refuse to take ad vantage of such opportunities and to force Cuba Into making arrangements with other countries to our disadvantage. This reciprocity treaty stands by Itself. It la demanded on consideration of broad national policy, as well as by our eoonomlo Interest. It will do harm to no Industry, It will benefit many industries. Faith Pledged 10 Treaty. It is In the Interest ot our people aa a whole, both because of Its Importance from the broad standpoint of International policy and because economically It Intlmutely con cerns us to develop and secure the rich Cuban market for our farmers, artisans. merchants and manufacturers. Finally. It s desirable as a guaranty of the good faith of our nation toward her young sister republic to the south, whose welfare must ever be closely bound with ours. We gave her liberty. We are knit to her by the memories of tha blood and tbe courage of our soldiers who fought for her tn war; by the memorioe, of tho wisdom and integrity of our administrators who saved her In peace and who started her so well on tha difficult path of self-government. We must help her onward and upward; and tn help ing her we shall help ourselves. Ths foregoing considerations caused the negotiation of a treaty with Cuba and Its ratification by the senate. They now, with equal force, support the legislation by the . congress which by the terms of the treaty s necessary to render It operative. A fail ure to enact such legislation would come perilously near a repudiation of the pledged lailh of the nation. 1 transmit herewith the treaty as amended by the senate and ratified by the Cuban government. THEODOKK ROOBJEVELT. White Housa, November lo. UM. CANNON HAS BUSY MORNING Kew Speaker Calls I'poa President, Thea Takes Ip Baalaeaa of tho Hoase. WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 At 10.80 o'clock today the Joint committee of the senate and house of repreaeniatlves, appointed t'J notify the president that congress waa or ganised and ready to receive any message he might have to communicate to it, called, at the White House to perform Its duty. Prealdent Kooaevelt received the Joint committee in his office. After greeting the members of the committee cordially the piceldent informed them that he would communicate Vlth congress soon In writ In. Among the early callers on the president today waa Speaker Cannon. Aa usual he walked to the White House and was ad mitted Immediately. President Roosevelt cordially congratulated him upon his alee Uoa a apeakec. The Interview kvste4 Qui, I .