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3 PART I. I PAGES I TO 8. Sir1 'lJat?XwXSu'i.i"S?a, ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871. OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMHER 14, 1903 SIXTEEN PAGES. SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS. WELCOME TO PANAMA President Roosevelt Formally Secerns Bunau-Varilla, Offlo al Edtoj. TELLS WHY REPUBLIC WAS DECLARED Due to Outburst af Indignant Grief at Action of Colombia. CANAL AT ISTHMUS IS NOW A REALITY Hew Minister Baya that Hii Country Wants tta Enterprise. CHIEF EXECUTIVE EXPRESSES PLEASURE Welcomes Newest of Republics Into C ircle of Nations and Hopes with United States it Mar Fulfill Promise, WASHINGTON, Nov. 13.-Prpsl.lent Roosevelt today forma:iy received M. Phil ippe Bunau-Varllla, the duly accredited envoy extraordinary and minister plenipo tentiary of the Republic of Panama to the United State. The reception of the minis ter marked the birth of the new Republic of Panama Into the family of nations and paves the way for negotiations between the United States and the Infant republic, pre cisely as they may be conducted between any two foreign nations. The ceremony lncldont to the reception of Minister Bunau-Varllla and the presenta tion of his credentials occurred In the Blue room of the White House at 9.30 o'clock this morning;. At a few minutes before that hour Minister Bunau-Varllla, accompanied by Secretary of State Hay, In the letter's state carriage, arrived at the White House. The secretary's carriage was followed by landau, the only occupant of which was Minister Bunau-Varllla's, young son. Sec retary Hay and the new minister, both at tired In conventional morning dress, en tercd the White House, accompanied by the minister's son, and were shown Into the Blue room. They were joined almost imme diately by the president and Secretary Ixob. Becretary Hay formally presented M. Bunau-Varllla to President Roosevelt as the accredited minister of the Republic of Panama. Minister Bunau-Varllla In turn presented his credentials and delivered an address, to whloh the president feelingly responded. The exchange of addresses was Impressive by reason of the circumstances and the addresses themselves are regarded as felicitous and patriotic. Minister Bunau Varllla spoke as follows: Minister is Complimentary. Mr. President: In according to the mln- later plenipotentiary of the Republic of Panama the honor of presenting to you his letters or creaente you admit into, the family of nations the weakest and last born of the riDUbilcs of the new world. It owes Us existence to the outburst of indignant grief which stirred the hearts of the cltlsens of the Isthmus on beholding the despotic nation which sought to forbid their country from fulfilling the destinies vouchsafed to It py providence, in con secrating Its right to exist. Mr. President, you put an end to what appeared to be the interminable controversy as to the rival water ways and you definitely Inaugurate the era of the achievement of the Panama canal. From this time forth the determination of the future of the canal depends on t . elements alone, now brought face to face, singularly unlike as regards their authority ana power, but wholly equal to their com mon but ardent desire to see at least the accomplishment of the heroic enterprise for i rclng the mountain barrier of the Andes. The way from Kurope toAsla, following the pathway of the sun, la now to be real ised. The early attempts to find such a way unexpectedlyNresulted In the greatest of all blHtorlo achievements since the discovery of America. Centuries have since rolled by but the pathway sought has hitherto re sulted in the realrti of dreams. Today Mr. President, In response to your summons it beoumes a reality. Roosevelt's Reply. In response President Roonevelt said: Mr. Minister: I am much gratified to re ceive the letters whereby you are ac credited .to the government of the United States in the capacity of envoy extraordi nary ttnd minister plenipotentiary from the Republic of Panama. In accordance with the long-established rule,, this government has taken cognisance of the act of the ancient territory of Pan ama In reasserting the right of self-control and seeing in the recent events on the isthmus an unopposed expression of the will of the people of Panama and the con firmation of their oeclarea maependenee by the Institution of a d facto government, republican lit form and spirit and capable and resolved to discharge the obligations pertaining to sovereignty, we nave entered Into relations with the new republic. It is fitting that we should do so now as we did nearly a century ago, when the Latin peo ple of America proclaimed the right of popular government, and It Is equally fit ting that the United Btatea should be the first to stretch out the hand of fellowship nd to observe toward the new born state the rules of equal Intercourse that regulate the relations of sovereignties toward one another. I feel that I express the wish of my coun trymen lu assuring you and through you tie puople of the Republic of Panama of our earnest hope and desire that stability and prosperity shall attend the new state Mtid further thut in harmony with the T lilted Btatea it may be the provident In strument of untold benefit to the civilised world throush the operation of a highway of universal commerce across its excep tionally favored territory. For yourself, minister, I wish success in the discharge of the Important mission to which you have been called. After a brief chat and the exchange of personal felicitations. Secretary Hay and Minister Bunau-Varllla withdrew. The lat ter, accompanied by his son, drove directly to the hotel, while Becretary Hay returned to the State department. Commissioners Arrive Tuesday. The State department has learned that Messrs. Boyd, Amador and Arosamena, the commissioners appointed by the Panama government to usslat Minister Bunau Varllla in the negotiation of a canal treaty with the United States, will arrive In New Yoik next Tuesday and in Washington the following day. The treat negotiations are expected to begin formally at the moment of their arrival here. It la said that the Panama government favors the making of perpetual lease with the United States to cover a canal strip ten miles wide across the Isthmus. It Is urged that this plsn Is more politic than the original proposition to give the United States a fee simple title to the land, a pro ceeding which would go far toward con firming the auspicious of some of the South American and Central American countries respecting the territorial designs on the part of the United States. Today's reports from the Isthmus, though unofficial but from reliable sources, is to the effect that everything is quiet there and there la no Indication of hostlltles with Colombia. It Is expected that a call will be Ueued next week for a constitutional convention and that within thirty days the new government will be permanently estab lished under a constitution patterned closely after that of Cuba. When this is one the president will accredit a minister to Panama, but meanwhile any work of a diplomatic character will be entrusted to Mr. Gudger, the consul general to Panama, (Continued, en Eeoend Paga DECIDES SHE WAS INSANE London Coroner's Jury Explains Strange Death of Sophia Frances Hickman. LONDON, Nov. 13. The verdict of the coroner's Jury In the case of Sophia Frances Hickman, the woman doctor, whose body was found In an unfrequented part of Rich mond park two months after she had departed from the Roysl Free hospital, with which she had been connected, was "Suicide by morphia, while temporarily In sane." The two Crotlans named Taparae and Kebear, who were arrpstef, on the Amer ican line steamer Philadelphia on Its ar rival October 21, charged with the murder of S. T. Ferguson, a railroad contractor, at West Mlddletown, Pa., were again re manded for a week at Bow street police court today. The American detectives with the" extradition papers only reached the cotirt after the remand was frrnnted and were too late to proceed with the case today. i The lord chief Justice today ordered the removal of the Whltake.r Wright care from the Old Bailey to the high court of Justice, so that, owing to Its complicated character, It may be heard. RUSSIA WINKS AND WALKS IN Masses Troops In China, Killing; Im perial Soldiers on Pretense of Fearing; Robbery. TIEN TSIN, Nov. 13. It is reported here that Russlnn troops marching toward Bhan Hal Kwan encountered a force of Imperial Chinese troops and that fighting ensued, the Russians, It Is asserted, pre tending that the Imperial force was a band of Chinese robbers. Altogether over 10,000 Imperial troops have crossed the frontier Into Manchuria. SEATTLE. Wash., Nov. 13. A letter re ceived here from Shanghai states that Rus sia Is constantly changing the names of Its warships to create confusion and uncer tainty concerning the movements of the ships. The same letter adds that both Rus sia and Japan are actively pushing prepa rations for war. CONSERVATIVES THE LEAD Preliminary Skirmish In Election to Prussian Diet Shows Loss by Radicals. BERLIN, Nov. IS. The returns of 230 dis trl show that the elections yesterday of i.,e electors who are to choose deputies to the lower house of the Prussian diet re sulted as follows: Conservatives, 103; free conservatives, 33; clericals, 78; national con servatives, 60; Rlchter radicals, 20; Barth radicals, 6; Poles, 7; independents, 6; Danes, 2. The socialists have not secured an elector, but they hold the balance of power at Breslau, where they will compel the conservatives, or liberals, to elect one so cialist In return for socialist votes. The Barth radicals apparently lost Dantxlc, one of that party's ' strongholds, to the con servative and clerical alliance. LORD, ROBERTS IS NOT WELL Pneumonia Contracted sit Recent Ceremonies for South African Fever Victim Holds Htm. LONDON, Nov. 13. Lady Roberts this morning said that the condition of Lord Roberts, the commander-in-chief, was quite satisfactory; that there were no complica tions and that he was making favorable progress toward recovery. Lord Roberts is suffering from pneu monia, contracted at the unveiling at Windsor of the memorial to Prince Chris tian Victor of Bchleswig-Holsteln, grandsorl of the late Queen Victoria; who died from fever in South Africa In October, 1900. GERMANY HASTENS TO DENY Says There is No Truth in Report that Squadron Goes to San Domingo. BERLIN, Nov. IS. The German Foreign office caljs the attention of the Associated Press to the statement printed in London and Paris that the German West Atlantic cruiser squadron has been ordered to con centrate at San Domingo. This is Incor rect. Only two cruisers. Gazelle and Falke, have gone there, and they will be with drawn as soon as German subjects and property are out of danger. No political significance attaches to the movement of these war ships. RUSSIA GOT A GOLD BRICK Admits That Value of Asiatic Ports Are Not Equal to the Cost. LONDON, Nov. 13. A correspondent of the Times at Bt. Petersburg says it Is ad mitted that the policy which led to the occupation of Port Arthur and Manchuria was not worth the expenditure of money and bloodshed It had entailed and that the attempt to secure an ice free port In the Pacific has so fur proved a failure. The construction of a huge break water at Dalny, as a protection against high seas only resulted In making the harbor Ice bound In winter, the lack of this protection having evidently prevented the accumula tion of ice. TURK SAYS NOT TO WORRY Scuds Word to Ambassadors that He lias AaraJa Taken Pen in Hand to Say, Etc. CONSTANTINOPLE, Nov. It Tewflk Pasha, the foreign minister, called on the Austrian and American ambassadors yes terday and notified them that the porte'a reply, on the latest note on reforms In Macedonia would be speedily presented and that It would be satisfactory. This is In accordance with the views of the grand vlxler, who opposed the previous rejection of the reform scheme and consequently was threatened with the deprivation of his of fice. His position now Is secure. HUBBARD EXPEDITION IS LOST Latest Developments Seem to Conurm Fcer that it Perished In Labrador, BT. JOHNS. N. F.. Nov. 13 -The mall teamer which has Just arrived here from Labrador brings no news of the exiedltlon to explore the Interior of Labrador, headed by Leonard Hubbard, Jr., of New 'York, assistant editor of Outing. It la believed the party perished. A tribe of Montagnals Indians trapping In the Interior recently visited the coast and say they saw nothing of the Hubbard expedition, although h lrcllana want ISA miles Inland, MARES CHANGE IN MESSAGE Revolution in Panama Causae President to Revise Annul Communication. THINKS COLOMBIA DEMANDED TOO MUCH Says that Canal Most Be Bnllt and Does Kot Favor Mcaragoa Route, as Isthmian Line Is Better. WASHINGTON, Nov. 13,-For weeks President Roosevelt har preparation his annual mess congress to be presented at ' 4 of the regular session on th " Nmday of December. That part .0 y.ssage In whlnh the president ily S)'.Sf''e negotia tions between the I'm. '. tes and the government of Colombia -r nn Isthmian canul treaty. It is stated, was completed about two weeks ago. Events which have occurred on the Isthmus and In this coun try since that time have made it necessary for the president to completely rewrite that part of the message touching the canal negotiations. In the opening sentence of his discussion of the negotiations with Colombia the president said: I regret to report that contrary to all expectations, the government of Colombia refused to ratify the treaty for building a canal across the Isthmus of Panama. Then, after stating that the treaty had been negotiated at the earnest request of the government of Colombia and subse quently was disapproved by the Colombian Senate, the president said that the powers exercised by the United States under the treaty of 1846 were so large in the protec tion of transit across the isthmus that It some times had been questioned whether It was necessary now to obtain a treaty for the purpose of building a canaL Con tinuing, he wrote: High authorities on International law hold that the canal can be dug as an Incident to exercising the power to prevent the ob struction of traffic across the Isthmus. Would Treat Colombia, Fairly. Nevertheless, in accordance with our set tled policy of behaving with scrupulous fairness and generosity towards our sister republics of the south, taking no position, even by Implication, that can be treated as unfriendly unless literally forced thereto we have endeavored to provide for the building of the canal by treaty. In this treaty we went as far as it is possible for us to go In the direction of making conces sions to the United States of Colombia. No further concessions can or Bhould be made by this government. The president then stated that the cir cumstances of the canal case were pe culiar. The canal, he said, must be dug. It-was demanded by . the Interests of this nation and by those of the civilized world. The United States had solemnly pledged Its word that It should be free to the com merce of the world, reserving to itself merely the right to see that it should never 1 h. iiba in Its mill t u i-v fHNarivnnta.fire. Ma aid: A private company which In the past un dertook to build the canal has failed. The events of the last few years warrant us In now saying not only that tne canal snail not be constructed by any foreign govern ment, but that it Is not to be constructed bv anv nrlvate company. It must, there fore, be dug by the government ot the United States. . Canal Must He Built. Referring further along to the territory bisected by the canal, the president wrote: Oa the one hand the United States de sires to safeguard with scrupulous care the interest and the honor or sucn country or countries. On the other hand, In my Judg ment, it is lime to declare that tne Begin ning of the canal cannot be much longer delayed. This nation does not desire to be unreasonable or Impatient, but It cannot and will not permit any body or men per manently to obstruct one of the great world highways of traffic, and refusal to permit the building or the canal amounts to sucu obstruction. Of course, to Insist upon un reasonable terms la equivalent to a re fusal. Adverting to that phrase of the Spooner law, which says that the president shall have reasonable time to determine as be tween the Panama and Nlcaraguan routes, the president wrote: Reasonable time in the case of such an enterprise as this, an enterpr.e which has Deen thought or lor nearly lour centuries, which has been planned In detail and worked for half a century, and when com pleted will endure for ages and will change the geography of a hemisphere and the trade routes of the world, must, of course, mean whatever time is necessary to con Vlnce ourselves that the course we are fol lowing Is wise and nroner. It Bee-ms evident that In a matter such ns this we should finally decide which is the best route, and. If the advantages of this route over any other possible route are sufficiently marked, we should then give notice that we can no longer submit to trifling or insincere dealing on the part of those whom the accident of position has placed In temporary control of the ground through which the route must pass: that If they will come to an agreement with us In straigntrorwara iasnion we snau in re turn act not only with Justice, but with generosity, and that If they fall to come to sucn agreement wiin us we mum rorin with take the matter Into our own hands. MINISTER TO VISIT COREA Gees to Insist I'poa Opening- ot Port Opposed by Fngand and Japan. WASHINGTON, Nov. IS. It Is learned here that the United States government Is seeking to have the port of W1JI, Corea, opened, while Great Britain and Japan have combined In favor of opening the port of Yongampho. The government has made considerable progress in the matter and It ia stated now that United States MlnlBter Allen, who has been stopping at Tokohama, Ib about to proceed from that port to Che mulpo, Corea, on an American warship in pursuit of this mission. The purpose is to honor the Coreane by the presence of an American vessel of modern type, and it Is stated that there ia no intention to use pressure of any kind. The original request to Corea was made by the United Blates charge and now Mr. Allen Is going to rein force It. W1J1 Ilea directly opposite the port of Antung, which is to be opened to trade by China under 'the new treaty with the United States, and is an Important point on the great road running from Peking to the Corean capital. United Statea naval of ficers have recently inspected the place and pronounced In its favor against Yong ampho, and It also pointed out that the possession of a considerable concession at Yongampho by Russians might involve In ternational complications In the present ment of a claim for an open port there. TO GET M0NEY0F REFUGEES Cnlted States Court Appoints Re reiver for Property of Greene nd Gaynor. SAVANNAH. Nov. IS The United States court today appointed Albert Wylle re ceiver for Benjamin D. Greene and John F. Gaynor, the purpose being to secure control of the property of Green and Gaynor In Savannah to Insure the collec tion of the amount of their forfeited bonds. Greene and Gaynor both own large amounts of valuable stocks In Savannah and these have keen attached. PLENTY FOR DAKOTA SCHOOLS Endowment Fund as 'Well as I.eaae Fund Is Swelling Splendidly. PIERRE. S. D., Nov. 13. (SpeclaJ.) W'hlle the lease fund for the benefit ot the public schools of the state has shown an Increase of 1100,000 from 1S97 to 1903, the en dowment fund for the different state in stitutions has also shown a deeded Increase In lease money. In 1W the total endow ment fund secured from leases was $1,318.!W, Mle for 1903 the amount received from this . ce was $33,JM.l7, the increase being at ofapld ratio for 1S97. $l,318.9ti; 1!, $3,3u7.:U; SW, S5.613.69; 1900, $184.108.40.206; 1911. $2,,CM5.5:; 1902, $29,140.67; V03, 33,;94.17. The lands from which the Institutions diaw their funds are not, hs the public lands, located all over the state, but were selected in the coun ties In which there was the lightest set tlement at the time of statehood or where reservations were opened and selections coufci be made, practically all such lands being located In the northern and western part of the state, there being but scattered tracts In the southern and eastern portion. The lease funds received for the last fiscal year by counties show the locations: Brown ..$ '41.60, Jerauld S 15174 .. 1,139.60 Kingsbury ... 67 60 Butte Campbell .. .. 192.40 Mrl'herson .. 4.6U.M Clark ., 829.49; Marshall . . . 21K.9ti: Meade .... .. K23.42I Pennington ., S.uiili.SM I Potter .... .. .'.ISd.tSo Sanborn . .. 1,264.61 Sully S.itfi Walworth .. 1,449,16 23.44 Total . ... 6,f1.9u ... 1,29s. 80 ,. ;it;4.40 ... 4.90:1.80 a...20 ... 2.8! 9.67 ... 1.4M.& ..$33,794.17 Codington , Day Komtiniis ., Fall River. Faulk Grant Hand Hughes .... Hyde l)0.7f Superintendent Nash Is taking up the matter of school district ofilcer meetings and has suggested to county superintend ents the following topics us good ones to select from at their meetings: School houses and tppltances, ventilation of rooms, decoration of schoolhouses and grounds, relations of teachers to boards. relation of boards to county superintend ents, how to Induce the larger pupils to remain In school, how may patrons assist in management of schools, reports of dis trict officers, teachers' reports and wages, how to Improve the country school, trans portation and its problems, regular and special board meetings, tuition of eighth grade graduates, formation of township districts, salary of school district officers, purchase of apparatus. Institutes penalty of nonattendance, moral Instruction In schools, libraries, high schools and com pulsory education. TWO TUTORS, BUT NO PUPILS School Board in Gregory Coonty Pays for Ping Pong and Fancy Work, YANKTON, S. D., Nov. 13. (Special.) The school In district No. 8 of Gregory county. South Dakota, is In a most peculiar condition, having two teachers ond no scholars. During the summer the district board employed Mrs. Worcester of Fairfax and later made a contract with Miss Dolly Pierce of Bonesteel. When time came for the opening of the school both women pre sented themselves, contracts in hand, and each claimed the right to teach the school. Neither, would surrender what she con sidered her rights In the case, and In con sequence both are occupying the school house from t until 4 each day, while the children are enjoying an enforced vacation. So long as no pupils are In attendance the two teachers, who bear each other no 111 will, kill the time by doing fancy work and playing ping pong. Meanwhile the school board Is sadly puzzled to find means to satisfy both parties. DAKOTA HAS A BAD SPELL So Bad, in Fact, that Farmers Offer Reward for Arrest of the Speller. SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Nov. IS. (Special.) The members of the town board of Elkton township, Brookings county, have offered a liberal reward for the apprehension of a forger who recently mailed to property owners in the township postal cards bear ing the following unique notice: Dear Sir: You got to iarow that road more and make him smoti. or teams nnd men will do It at your cost. Toil make him smoth as you found him rlgi. away. I see him last night he Is to rougt.- we take no yob like that in this town board. It Is presumed the members of the board wish the forger punished more for his ascribing to them such a poor example of the English language and of spelling as are set forth on the cards than for his attempt to assume authority which no one but the members of the board possess. After Cattle Rustlers. . SIOUX FALLS, 8. D., Nov. 13. (Special.) Reports received here Indicate that the cattlemen In the western part of Fall River county, west of the Pine Ridge Indian reservation, have been greatly angered by the depredations of cattle rustlers," who have recently become very bold In that section. Cattle are disappearing from the range in a mysterious fashion and parties on the range are suspected of slaughtering them and selling the beef at Hot Springs, Rldgemont and other towna in the south western part of the state. Borne of the stolen beef has been taken as far as New castle, Wyo., and sold there. No efforts will be spared to secure their conviction and Imprisonment In the Sioux Falls peni tentiary. Ask Blakey'a Appointment. SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Nov. 13. (Special.) The cattlemen and other residents of the south central portion of the state have liberally signed a petition to United States Marshal Kennedy of this city, asking for the appointment by that official of E. W. Blakey of Bonesteel to the position of deputy United States marshal for Gregory county and adjaaent territory. Mr. Blakey is at present a brand Inspector for tlie various stock associations, with head quarters at Bonesteel. He recently aided in the capture of two of the most desperate cattle "rustlers" in the state. Beys Burn Acres of Timber. SIOUX FALLS, 8. D., Nov. IS. (Special.) Because they had a grudge against John MUlspaugh, a well known resident of Greg ory county, some boys started a fire on bla farm and destroyed five acres of timber and the grass on about forty acres of his land. By the hardest of work the Are was prevented from destroying the buildings on the farm. MUlspaugh has not been living on the place recently, and the same boys have repeatedly shot out the window lights of his house. The boys will be made to suffer for their latest escapade. Dakota Democrats Called. HURON. 8. D.. Nov. 13.-(Speciai.-H on. E. J. Johnson, chairman of the state demo cratic central committee, has Issued a cal' for a meeting of the committee In this el'., on November IT, for the consideration ot matters pertaining to the interests of the democratic parjr In this slat. NO AGREEMENT OYER JUDGE Iowa Delegation Unable ta Get Tegether on Successor to Shiraa. ASK FOR A POSITION FOR A NEBRASKAN Supervising; Architect of the Treasury Announces Dead wood Building; Will Be Constructed of Black Illlls Stone. fFrom a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, Nov. 13. (Special Tele gram.) A portion of the Iowa delegation, comprising Senators Allison Hnd Dolllver and Representatives Thomas, Connor, Cousins, Haugen and Blnlsall, had a con ference today lasting two hours, with a view of agreeing upon a candidate to be appointed United States district Judge of the northern district of Iowa, vice Judge Shlras, retired. The conference was fruit less of result and after the names of the candidates had been presented It was de cided to adjourn the caucus until next Thursday, when an effort will be made to reach a conclusion. It looks tonight as If Craig Wright of Bioux City would be the winner. Ask Place for Nebraska Mm, The republican members of the Nebraska delegation today presented the name of Crawford Kennedy of Lincoln to Door keeper Lyon of the house for a position on his roll. Congressman Burkett made the presentation, which was done largely upon the recommendation of Chairman Llnd iy, who rtatca that Kennedy has been a valu able assistant In the state republican head quarters for several campaigns. Mr. Burk ett was Informed by Mr. Lyon that the organization of the house was nearly com plete, but thut he would see what oould be done. Use Black Illlls Stone. Congressman Martin of South Dakota. after an Interview with Supervising Archi tect Taylor, stated today that the new public building at Deadwood would be con structed of Black Hills stone, probably white sandstone. He said there was avail able, $170,000 after the purchase of the site; that the plans were well under way, and that the building would be put on the market early In January. Congressman Hlnshaw has recommended the appointment of H. O. Day for post master at Rockford, Gage county, vice Willis, resigned. Font h District Fares Well. Mr. Hlnshaw haB been Informed by the fourth assistant postmaster general that the Fourth congressional district of Ne braska has had more rural tree delivery routes established during the post summer than any other district In the United States; that he has now nearly 190 routes In operation, ninety of which were put in since Mr. Hlnshaw was olected to con gress. Routine of Departments. Rural free delivery carriers appointed to day: Nebraska Hebron, regular, Herbert I' Brown; substitute, Jesse Brown. WIs ner, regular, Chris A. Peterson; substitute, Andy R. Peterson. Iowa Boone, regular, Mark Aahiaore; substitute, Frank Cart wright. Holsitln, regular, L. Bleaadell; substitute, Miirlon Homer. Klron, regular, Albert Youngberg; ' eubs'itute, George Youngberg. Mystlo, regular, Arda W. Scott; substitute, Harry Scott. Osceloa, regular, 3rit E. Collier; substitute, Annie E. Collier. Osslan, regular, Otta Anderson; substitute, Carl Nobs. The application of C. C. King, F. D. Wicks, V. S. Barker, J. H. Resner, D. W. Chamberlain and Andreas Resner to or ganize the First National Bank of Scot land, South Dakota, with $25,000 capital, has been approved by the comptroller of the currency. Chances in Postal Regulations. One of the reforms in postofflces that will be advocated by the Postofflce de partment Is authority by which all clerks below the designation of foreman shall be classed In the future simply as clerks. This will abolish the titles of stampers, mailing clerks and a variety of other subor dinate places whose duties are clerical and It will enable transfera to be made with out Involving the cnarge of employes be ing assigned to duties other than those to which they are technically designated. Timber Fraud Convictions. The Department of Justice has forwarded to the Interior department the following telegram, received today from the United States district attorney for the northern district of California: Engle and three other defendants con victed of subornation of perjury In taking up timber lands In northern canrornia. Thin Is the llrst conviction of this kind In this district for many years and should have a wholesome effect in correcting the timber land frauds oi mis cnaracier. Land Leaslaar Bill. The land leasing proposition made its ap pearance In congress today, when Repre aentatlve Lacey introduced a bill which primarily gives to homesteaders and set' tiers in the arid and seml-arld regions the right to improve and protect the grass upon the public domain In the vicinity of their lands so as to prevent further deterioration and monopolization of the range by the owners of large herds of live stock. Such parts of the arid and seml-arld region aa are not necessary for irrigating purposes may, under the Lacey bill, be leased for stock grazing purposes subject to the right of homestead and other entry at all times. The leases are" to be regulated by the Bec retary ot the Interior, to run for five years, with the right of renewal, each lease to be limited to 8,200 acres to each person. The leases are nontransferable and are to be granted only to actual settlors. Cor porations are denied the light to make leases. The lands subject to lease are to be classified and shall be rented at rates vary ing from 1 to cents an acre per annum. Persons leasing lands under the above pro visions will be trmltted to fence those lands at their own expense. Colonel Joseph J. Lani. tr. consul at Sol Ingen, Germany, arrived from Nebraska to day. He will have an interview with the State department officials tomorrow and will leave for New York either Monday or Tuesday. lie will sail for his post Novem ber SL C. D. Marr of Fremont, Neb., haa been In attendance upon the convention of Founders which has been In session In this city this week. HE IS UNAVOIDABLY DETAINED President Msrroauln Has Best of Reasons for Delaylna- De. parture from Bogota. NEW YORK, Nov. 13. It Is known here, says a Bogota dispatch to the Herald, Preetdent Marroquln la trying to leave . Colombia. There la great excite ment and the American legation, which Is surrounded. U jirotected by Columbian troops. THE BEE BULLETIN. Forecast for Nebrnkn Fair Saturday; Rain and Warmer Sunday. Pfige. 1 Panama Is Formally Recognised. President Changes Ills Messnuc. Iowa Deles; im Ion 1 nable to Aaree. f'hlcasrn Cars Protected ly Police. 9 Committee Approves Cnnan Treaty Colorado Miners Gnln Concession, News from Intra Towns. S Governor Tells of the Killing;. News from Nebraska Towns. Russian Peace Party In Favor, 4 F.ver Rcen on a Rnnnway Tralnt Reasons Why Men Desert Army. B Tnlks nf Wine Drinking; Women. Railroad Rates Based on Cost, fl Conncll Blnffs nnd Iowa News. T Apportion Money to Southerners, Woman In Clnh nnd Charity. At the Play Houses. 8 Yale and Princeton AH Bendy. Financial Review of the W eek. Father of Greeter New York Killed O Methodists Sign Contract to Build. Light on Commandant Cole's Case. First Snow of Season Falls. 10 Waterworks Appraisers Take Rest. Third Holdup Suspect Arrested. 11 Dunn's Side of Gambling; Case. 12 Editorial. 13 Why the West is Prosperous. 15 Financial and Commercial. Temperature at Omaha Yesterday! Honr. )ff, Hour. Dec. B a. ni :ui l p. m 4:1 . m 3d it p. m 4ft T au ru :i(l a p. in 47 K sw in tt4 4 p. m 4M O n. in uo n p. m 4U 10 a. m JIT Up. m 44 11 a. in H 7 p. m 4 12 m 41 H p. m 41 P. in...... 41 ANSWERS BRITISH COMPLAINT Heir and Trustees of Strntton Ustate Make Defense lu Salt Over Mine. DENVER, Nov. 13. Answer was filed to day In the United States circuit court by Tyson 8. Dines, Carl 8. Chamberlain and D. H. Rice aa executors, D. H. Rice, Tyson S. Dluoa and Moses llallett aa trustees and I. Harry Slratton as sole heir of the W. 8. Stratton estate to the suit of Stiat ton's Independence . Limited company of London for $6,000,000 damuge for alleged fraudulent misrepresentations aa to the value of the Independence mine In Cripple Creek In connection with the sale to Brit ish Investors. General denial Is made of the allegations of salting or other fraudu lent acta on the part of Stratton or h,s agents and the further defense Is made that "In making over the shares of the company to Mr. Stratton the plaintiff com pany parted with nothing of value except as such shares had value by reason of the ownership by said company of the property acquired." It la further set up that plaintiffs had full opportunity to examine the mine, the mill, the premises, the books showing smelting returns and all things pertaining to the property and that they did In tact so examine them. . It la asserted that the property was not conveyed to the plaintiff for any aum whatever, but that there was simply the formation of a company to tomply with the law and, to avoid putting up any actual money at all. It Is shown that Stratton entered into the plan, as did the other in corporators whose Interests were merely nominal, to have something to put on the market and that Stratton owned and for a long time held the stock of the company, so that If anybody was defrauded It was he, as it was upon the value of the prop erty that the advantageous sale of the stock depended. As a final ground of defense the defense set up that the cause of action, "accrued. If It ever accrued at all, during the lifetime of WInfleld Scott Stratton and against the said Stratton, and the same did not survive his death and did not, and does not, con stitute any basis for a claim agulnst the executors of his estate." The bulky document of twenty-nine type written pages closed with a petition to the court for discharge from the suit and Judg ment for the full costs of the same. TO INVESTIGATE JURY FIXING Missouri Grand Jury Probes Rumors la Connection with Trial of Farrla. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Nov. IS. The Colo county grand Jury today began an In vestigation Into published rumors that the Jury in the bribery case of Senator Farrls, which failed to agree on a verdict last Saturday , in the circuit court, had been "fixed" so that a verdict would not be agreed upon. Foreman John N. Ross, and Jurors Everett Ward and Benjandn Pren ger were called before the grand Jury to appear tomorrow. Henry Andrea and J. W. Heskett, who were on the panel from which the Jury was selected, were wit nesses today. Attorney General Crow said he intends to probe the rumors to the bottom and If any corruption Is shown prompt action will be taken toward pun ishment. The grand Jury must adjourn tomorrow night and if the investigation Is to con tinue a new grand Jury must be secured. E. B. Baldwin, the arctic explorer, who came to testify regarding his knowledge of alleged alum legislation bribery, was a witness this afternoon. REPAIR SHIPJUS PRISONERS Arrives from Cruise In Aslatle Station with Seameu Who Were Marooned. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 13.-The United States naval repair ship Iris arrived today from the orient, having been on the Asiatic station since 1898. Besides the crew Iris has on board about a dozen military prisoners and three sea men that were picked up at Guam. The sailors claimed they were marooned by a whaler and they are to he sent home as seamen In distress. Iris Is on Its way to the navy yard at Vallejo for an overhaul, lng. TO CONSOLIDATE SCHOOLS Presbyterian Syaed of Alabama, Ap points Committee to Confer with Other Southern Synods. UNION SPRINGS. Ala., Nov. lS.-The Preahytcrian synod of Alabama today named a committee of three to attend a conference of representatives from other southern state synods to be held In Atlanta, December 8, to consider the question of consolidating the Columbia Theological seminary at Columbia, 8. C, and the Southwestern- Presbyterian university at CUrksvlUe, Tenn., Into a university to te located at Atlanta. MORE MEN OS STRIKE Firemen Employed by Chicago 8treet Bail- way Company Refuse to Work. REFUSAL TO ARBITRATE IS THE CAUSE Men Bay Company Won'd Not Let Them Settle Other Troublo. TWENTY-FIVE CARS RUN ON ONE LINE Officers of Comoany 8ay They Will Bun MoTe Today. STATE BOARD OF ARBITRATION MEETS Conference Held with Attorney nf Corporation W Ithout Result, hnf Another Meeting- is to Be Held loiter. CHICAGO, Nov. 13.-Twenty.five cars run on the Wentworth- avenue line with out damage to tho cars or injury to the nonunion employes operating them, was what the Chicago City Railway company was able to accomplish today with the ns. slstance of the police department. Tho can were run nt throe different times, five leaving the Seventy-seventh street barns at 6:41 n. m., ten leaving at 10:40 and ten at 3:40. In tho first two runs the .round trip was made In nbout three hours. In the third In nbout one nnd one-half hours, tho usual time. During the entire trip, a distance of over eight miles, only one mis sile v.as thrown. WhiU, there was no active Interference with tlm handling of the cars, such as attended the attempts to run cars yes terday, the crowds that lined the streets Jeered and hooted the police and non union men almost without Intermission. But two stones were hurled at the cars dining the day, ono being thrown by a woman who made her escape in the crowd before the police could reach her and the other being hurled lrom the new postofflce building now being built. Neither stone did damage worth mentioning. At nightfall the officials of the company were Inclined to v'ew the day's ork as being successful and on the vm.le satis factory. They announced that cars would be run tomorrow on the Wentworth avenue line at the same hours as today and that attempts would be made to operate other lines, which were howver, not rpeclfled. Firemen Quit Work. Shortly niter this iVtlslon was announced the Bitot tlon was complicated for the com pany by a sudden ttrlke of the firemen employed In all six power houses owned by the con. pen y. Tho firemen's union made an agreement two days ago with tho company which was io last for a year. There was a clause in the contract which gave the firemen the discretion to go on a sympathetic strike It the company de clined to arbitrate with the employes now on strike. The company explained Its at- titude on arbitration and said it had al-" ways been willing to arbitrate the ques tion of wages. The firemen then signed the contract, which was tepudlated this even ing. The officials of the firmen's union de clared that they had ordored the strike because the company had declined their offer to mediate betw.een the company and the employes now on strike. When the news of the strike came to Manager McCulloch he was indignant. "An agreement with a Chicago union," he de clared, "la worth nothing. Our contract calling for one year's work Is just two days old and Is broken, we will go right along however and this strike will not cripple us." The calling out of the firemen calls out oilers, water tendtrs, coal passers, ash handlers and coal supply men, 200 In all. Teamsters May Take Hand. The real danger In this last strike lies) In the attitude of the teamsters. They may decline to deliver coal to the company If non-union llremen are employed and the compahy has but three days supply on hand. On this point General Munugcr Mc Culloch was undisturbed. "We will get all the coal wo need," lie declared, "and we will run right along. We have shown today that we cun operate the cars If we are given proper police protection. As long os we are given that we will be able to conduct our business as usual." During the afternoon no effort was made to bring about a peaceful adjustment of the strike. The members of the state board ot arbitration called upon Manager McCul loch and upon the latter's suggestion went Into conference with S. R. Bliss, counsel for the company with the hope of arrang ing a settlement, or at least a confer ence between the strikers and the officials of the rotid. Nothing definite was accom plished at the conference, but another meeting has been arranged for tomorrow when a second attempt will be made ta have the controversy submitted to arbi tration. After today's meeting one of the arbitration board said that the indication were that the management of the company would agree to arbitrate all the demands of the men with the exception of recogni tion of the union. The company had announced that It would put on enough cars to handle tha usual evening traffic, rut at ttie conclusion of the last trip In the afternoon decided not to attempt handling cars after dark and the plan was given tip. Pickets Alone the Line. Lines of union pickets were thrown o.it at various points, especially In Wentworth avenue, while the nonunion employes us rembled at the barns of the Chicago Cl'.y railway. At the ' same time a hoodlum element, whose work la disavowed by the strikers, began to gather along the more prominent crossings. The activity Of the strikers and their sympathizers was due to news that the railway company would make a desperate attempt to start curs with heavily In creased police protection. Unlike yester day. It was expected that picked force of police would be aboard each car started and that a heavy detail of patrolmen on foot would guard the vtrcet railway Hues, while at points a few squares apart patrol wagons would be stationed. Several hundred police and a dosen pnt: ol wagons were massed at the southern ter minus of one of the main electrto lines at Seventy-ninth street and Cottage Grove avenue, early In the morning, and ut ft o'clock the wagons started toward the busi ness district, leaving squads of police at Intervals along the line where the tiouh'e was anticipated. Pickets posted by the strikers were also on hand In numbers at the various barns and sullenly watulu-d the preparations being made to guard the care. Patrol wagons filled with police made ready to proceed beside the cars. Mall Cars Immune. While the crowds were on tiptoe of ex- 1 pccUtliin along tne Wentworth avcn'M alvu-