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Com You Find the Mis-spelled Words? Win i Prlzi for Finding thi Mis- t spelled Words en Wmt Ad Pigi. j KKTAHMKIIKI) JlTNi; 10. 1871. OMAHA, MONDAY MORNlS'G, NOVEMBER 10, 1903. SIXnLK COPY THItEE The CENTS. LAUGH AT COLOMBIA President of Republic of Panama Makes L'ght of T lk of War. SAYS TROOPS CANNOT REACH ISTHMU? Wide Vorasiei Protect Land Routa and Dnitsd 8tatea Wa'.ohei Uarbors. GOVERNMENT HAS PLENTY OF MONEY Income Probably Iuereased by let of Sep arating from Co ombia. DISCUSS THE ADOPTION OF NEW LAWS People Are Taking Ip with Work of Independent Nation tad Mar Adopt Policies Advocated by the Liberal Party. PANAMA, Nov. IS. President Marro quln'e statement, as conveyed In a cable gram to Oeneral Plaso, president of Ecua dor, General Reyes, Cabelleros, Osplna and Holguln are now marching on the Isth mus to "suppress the Isthmian traitors" has set the entire population of the Isthmus laughing. Protected by the ImpenetrMilllty or the land and the many leagues of ovist line separating the Isthmus from Colom bia and conrtdent that the Vnlted States In tends to prevent the landing of Colnmbl.-in aoldlers from the sea. the Isthmians feel that their security Is absolute. The loss tf the Isthmian territory. Is, of course, a tragedy for Colombia. The government at Kogota Is probably Ignorant of the attitude taken by the government of the United States during the last two weeks. , In a frensy .o "save the face;" to appease an k angry and disappointed populace, and to satisfy the public demand for some ap pearand of activity and an attempt to save the honor and the territorial Integrity of Colombia, the government la no doubt promising and threatening to send forces to the coast and to take other aggressive aleps. The realisation by the Colombian government of the Impossibility of sending troops to the Isthmus would not necessarily deter It from taking these steps which are Intended merely to satisfy the people. Well Informed people on the Isthmus be lieve that the Colombian government Is gotng through all these forms of organis ing an expedition not merely for the fore going reasons, but owing to the necessity of forestalling or weakening the threat ened revolutionary outhreak In Bogota. Telling Against Marroqaln, The, growing feeling against President Marroquln Is believed to be due to the fact that he did not show sufficient deter mination to effect the ratification .of the canal treaty which would have saved the Isthmus to Colombia and because he ap pointed General Obaldla governor of the department of the Panama after Obaldla had declared that he would remain Co lombian If the treaty were ratlfled.but that otherwise he would only be a Panamanian, general Obaldla was born In Chlrlqulrl, In the state of Panama Miners and others familiar with the coast on both sides of the Isthmus declare that any attempt to march an army from any part of Colombia to the Isthmus would be futile. Both coasts consist of Impassable Jungles and swamps and rivers without towns or roads or any means for the pro visioning of an army. The members of the Junta have not the slightest fear that any such expedition will be attempted and they receive the reports of such expeditions with equanimity. What Is described here In Panama as the "United BUtea' " or "broad" Interpretation of the treaty of 1845 regarding the protection of traffics across the Isthmus la deemed ample for the suppression of the transpor tation of troops by sea and consequent hos tilities. The Pacific Steam Navigation company, a British ooncern plying between Panama and Buena Ventura, has clause In Its contract with Colombia saying that It "must, under normal conditions," transport government troops. It can, however, be said that the company will not transport Colombian troops to the Isthmus under , present conditions and that It has not been asked by the Colombian government to do so. Other vessels which bring troops from any Colombian port for any point In the Republic of Panama will be prevented by the naval authorities from disembark ing them In case they insist on so doing after warning haa been given.. Revenues "Will Meet Expenses The revenues of the new republic. If economically used, promise to meet all ex penses. These revenues consist of the 10 per cent aa valorem duty on Imports, laughter house taxes, liquor licenses and similar sources of Income as well th. yearly sums received from those receiving a, monopoly or the tobacco business, from the gambling privileges at Panama and Colon and from the lottery. These sources of revenue do not Include $6,000 In gold per week formerly paid by the Panama Hall road company, a United States concern, to the Bogota government, which retained $4,600, giving to the state of Panama only 1000. The government of the new republic, realising the necessity of keeping Its army In contented condition. Is paying Its of ficers and soldiers with the utmost prompt ness. Ueneral Obaldla appeared on the ati-rets of Panama yesterday for the first time Ince November S. when the Independence f the Isthmus was proclaimed. He was greeted cordially by friends and acquaint ances. It Is generally asserted that the Isthmus will eventually Insist on the separation of church and state, as sepuratton was one of the measures demanded by the liberal party In the last revolution ai1 the population of the Isthmus Is largely liberal. The question of the admission- of Chinese Is being seriously discussed by the press and In other quarters the consensus of opinion appearing to be opposed to such admission. The Junta haa Invited designs for a Pan ama, coat of arms. Generals Start' for Panama. BOGOTA, Tuesday, Nov. W.-Oenerals Reyes, Holgutn and Osplna left here today for Panama on a diplomatic mission with full powers to offer the Isthmians a satis factory treaty and such other concessions as may bring the Isthmus back to the Co lombian, union. It Is expected that amicable arrangements will be made and such sre heartily desired here. News from ths State department at Washington Is anxiously awaited. Italy U Told of Panama. ROME. Nov. n-lnlled Kt.i.. Am Kb a. Mdor Meyer yesterday communicated to me roreign office the fact that Prealdent Roosevelt haa fully recognised the .Re publio of Panama, and had formally re ceived lis minister, M. Phillips Bunau-YarUla, PRIVATEBANK MERGER frnrfleal I'ooaoll'totlon of merman Institutions Makes It Strongest llr. nk In Knrope. BERLIN, Nov. 15. -The Dresdner hank V the HchasfThausen Bank verein have fed a community of Interests, the V, '1 it to continue for thirty ears be v .... nnuary next. Both bunks will be separately hut the earnings Will L w.ii i, V' uiviuea in propon the cap.1 C. "nerve fund of each. A nd divided in proportion to According ubllshed statement the combination v approximately to fusion and tht J of all the advan tages thereof w.. : .. avoiding Its disad vantages. The bank agrees to elect two directors and three members of the board of overseers of the other bank thus secur ing the mutual direction of the institutions, The capital of the Dresdner bank Is $32.500,. 000 while that of tho Bchaaffhausen bank verein Is $2i,OO0,0OO. The reserve funds of the two banks amount to $13,500,000 and their joint capital to $71,000,000, thus mak lng their union the strongest aggregation of banking capital In the world with the exception of the bank of Kngland. The Oerman financial world was com pletely surprised by the announcement of the combination, not the slightest Intima tion of which has leaked out until the matter was published In today's news papers. There has been a vague suspicion however that some large financial opera tions were forthcoming owing to active buying of the stocks of both banks which operators on the market were unable to explain. POWELL CARRIES HIS POINT Government of aB Domingo Consents to Appoint Arbitrators for Claims. SAN DOMINGO. Thursday. Nov. 12. United Statea Minister Powell has finally carried his point against the Dominican government that It should agree to the provisions of the protocol regard ing the Bun Domingo Improvement company. The government today In formed the minister that It would accede to his request, carrying out the provisions of the protocol and appoint arbitrators to day. This is considered a great victory for the American Interests. There was heavy fighting here this morn ing. The forts around the city were en gaged with the Insurgents and there was considerable cannonading on both side. The town was not damaged and the situa tion is unchanged. The United States cruiser Baltimore arrived here this after noon. Business Is at a standstill. WASHINGTON, Nov. 15. Confirmatory Information of the attack on San Domingo by the revolutionists reached the State de partment today in a dispatch from Min ister Powell. He reported that the revo lutionists were attacking the city on three sides. There were no other details In Minister Powell's cablegram. ' The cruiser Baltimore, which was ordered to San Do mingo waters. Is now there, so that Amer ican Interests will be given full protec tion. POLITICIANS ARE INVOLVED Papers shew Complicity 'in tho Swin dle of the Humbert Family. PARIS. Nov. 16. II. Kieken, an archi tect, and Lulgl Loir, a well known artist, who were prominent members of the Jury which returned a verdict of guilty against the Humberts on, the trial for fraud, In Interviews with them, declare that the papers submitted during the trial fully Justified an Investigation Into the posstbli complicity of certain politicians In the tase and Insist that the authorities were perfectly aware of the Humberts' where abouts In Madrid during the latters' stay there, but were unwilling to arrest them until practically forced to do so. The removal of Mme. Therese Humbert to Rennes and of Frederick Humbert to Thouars today was not attended by any Incident of note. The transfer of the pris oners ends the regime of slight favors which have been granted to them at the Fresnea prison and henceforth they will both wear the convict dress. AGULPAY MAKES PROTEST Head of Philippine Schismatics Ob jects to Action of Cat hollo Bishop. MANILA, Nov. 15. Agulpay, the nominal head of the schismatics, has protested against the action of Monslgnor F. J. Rooker, bishop of Jaro, in tuking pos session of the Catholic church at La Pas, Hollo. Mgr. Rooker has threatened to take drastic measures to curb the schis matics. The heads of departments huxe cabled President Roosevelt their endorsement of Arthur W. Ferguson, executive secretary for the vacancy upon the board of Philip pine commissioner's which will be created by the retirement of Governor Taft. The constabulary has captured the last of the lud rones operating in Mindanao. Bars Former Premier. VANCOUVER, B. C, Nov. 15.-An appeal from a Judgment In the supreme court of British Columbia will be heard tomorrow by the full court In the case of Edna Wal lace Hopper against James Dunsmulr, ex- premier or xsrmsn Columbia. The appeal is la nen rrom an order of court dence might be taken by a co Miss Hopper's case la to have the will of her stepfather, A. L. Dunsmuir, set aside. Secures Turkish Contract. BERLIN. Nov. i5.-The Frankfurter Zel tung's Constantinople correspondent says the Pennsylvania Steel company has been awarded the contract for 20,0u0 tuns of steel rails for the Mecca railway. In com petition with the Krupps and several other German and Belgian establishments. The price Is $2! 8 per ton. delivered at Beyroot. Emperor's Condition Satisfactory. BERLIN, Nov. 15.-A bulletin Issued to day from the New palace at Potsdam re garding the condition of Emperor Wil liam says the wound is nearly healed and that the emperor has been permitted to whisper freely since yesterday. The next bulletin will be Issued Tuesday. HYMENEAL Weal brook-Handy. TANKTON. 8. D.. Nov. I5. Special. -Judge 8., A. Boylea of the county court last night performed the ceremony for the oldest pair of lovers it has ever been his lot to make as one. Mr. W. W. West brook, aged i'l. and Mrs. Elisabeth Handy, aged 72. were the contracting parties. They will spend their hone) moou lu Yank ton, and will continue to make their home In this city through what their friends hope will be a long and happy married lite. SPEAKER CANNON'S B1C TASK Six Score Hew Member? Seek Fsiti on Inv portint Committees. PUZZLE IS TO GIVE ASSIGNMENTS Each One Takes Himself Srrloasly and Believes Himself Destined to Do threat Things (or Ills Country. (From a Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Nov. 16. (Speclal.)-Con gross Is once more upon the president's hands and It bids fair to continue on his hands until the political conventions of next year. The kmg-antlcipated election of Speaker Cannon has been consummated and the cut and dried program for the election of the house officers has been carried out to the letter. The members of the lower lawmaking body have selected their scats and the machinery of the Fifty eighth congress Is In motion. Speaker Cannon will announce the com mittees 6f the house within the next 'two weeks. . A force of clerks Is already en gaged In scheduling the requests of mem. bers for committee assignments. These re quests are being put Into compact shape for Mr. Cannon's benefit. So fur as the old-timers are concerned the speaker knows their several capabilities. He has not served twenty years In congress for noth ing and there is probably no man on the floor of the house of representatives who has a more exact knowledge of public men than has Joseph G. Cannon. He Is not at all troubled over assignments on com mittees for those who served with him. His trouble Is in finding places for the 126 new members who come Into the lime light with the birth of the Flfty-sighth congreew. Each one of these 125 new mem bers takes himself seriously some more seriously than others. There are those In the lower house, and also In the upper who believe that their manifest destiny Is to do groat tilings for their country. And It is these men who with largely extended frontal bones and expanded chests look to Speaker Cannon to give them places on ways and means, appropriation, Judiciary and the other Important committees. Life Stories of Lawmakers. The new congressional directory for the Fifty-eighth congress shows much that Is Interesting to the student of politics. It shows particularly how the self-made man has won In the battle of life shoulder to shoulder with his academic colleague. The directory tells In simple phrase the story of brain and brawn. It nets forth those who by reason of Indomitable courage and perseverance have risen above their humble surroundings to high positions in the state and nation. The farm has sent more peo ple to congress than the factory. The men with common school education are far In the majority over those who have had a university trainings Some of the Ufa stories told In the congressional directory are pathetic. Others are highly ludicrous. Robert Baker, democrat, of Brooklyn. N. Y., an Englishman by birth, taxes 650 words to tell the story of bis ?trenuout life. This Is the same Robert Baker who received a floral train of cars on the opening day cf congress for having returned an annual pass over the Baltimore te Ohio railroad. The floral offering turned out to be more of an advertisement for the Baltimore & Ohio than It was a tribute to Mr. Baker for his pass-declined proclivities. Senator Depew of New York uses up nearly a page of the directory to tell of his achievements In his business and po litical life. Robert Bruce Macon, democrat, of Ar kansas, according to his biography, "haa never known a home outside of his native county (Philips); left an orphan when 9 years of age and without resources was put to work on a farm, where he remained until large enough to shove himself away from the plow handles." Senator George Clement Perkins of Cali fornia was reared on a farm with limited educational advantages. He went to sea at the age of 12 as cabin boy, following this calling and that of a sailor for several years. He shipped before the mast In 18(5 on a sailing vessel bound from Kennebunk port, Me., his birthplace, to San Francisco. Biographies That Are Brief. The shortest biography In the new di rectory Is that of A. W. .Oregg. democrat, of Texas, who takes eighteen woids to tell the etory of his life. Adam Byrd, a demo crat of Philadelphia, Mus., is next with a nineteen-word biography. Judge M. P. Klnkald. republican, of O'Nell, Neb., has the next shortest biog raphy. These men have failed to tell their birthplace or the year of their birth. Whether it waa modesty on their port or a desire to withhold that knowledge from an anxious public the deponent sayeth not. Francis Cushman of Washington, 'that lank humorist of the Pacific coast, has a record for versatility In the matter of oc cupations followed not approached by any of his associates. Beginning life as water boy on a railroad he has successive. y worked as a section hand, cowboy, lumber man, restaurant manager In Omaha, school teacher and law clerk, finally reaching the liouse of representatives four years ago. There are all aorta and conditions of man In congress. There always have been and always will be. There are men on the floor who represent districts In which the drinkers -are the predominant political factors and there are others whose con- that evl- j u'uents are largely of the element deslg nmlsaion. I nated "temperance people." But while It may be truthfully said that a majority of the members of the present congress are the reverse of prohibitionists it Is certainly true that not one in ten of the members who "take a drink when they feel like it" would dare to vote to repeal the act which prohiblta the sale of anything Intoxicating In the capllol of the United Statea. . Twenty Have All They Need. One of the local newspapers said on Tues day last that for the first time In twenty years, or longer, no liquor Is sold In the building today. This statement la literally true. But on the other hand there never was a time in fifty years when so many "speakeasies" existed within the walls of the capllol. During the recess of congress the officers of the government who are charged with the duty of fitting up the committee rooms have seen to It that fa cilities should be provided for the proper care of spirituous liquors wherever the ne cessity existed. As a result it is possible for the thirsty man whose business takes him to the capitol building to obtain all the liquid refreshments which his system requires without hs payment of a single cent. In other words, It Is true that a drink cannot be bought In the capitol. but why buy a glass of liquor when you can get all you want for nothing? There Is more liquor today In the t ailed Btatea c-pitol thau there has ever been before. Even In the days when Senator Edmunds of Ver mont and Senator Beck of Kentucky kept (Continued eB tSiXLo Pa PULPITS Cincinnati nnd lie Suburbs Given Over to 'Women's Christian Tern pernnce Union. CINCINNATI, Nov. 15.-Over M0 pulpits In Cincinnati and Ohio and Kentucky suburbs were occupied today, morning and evening, by women who are delegates. lecturers, organisers or other attendants at the thirtieth national convention of the Woman's Christian Temperance union. At the same time thirty visiting clergymen of the Anti-Saloon league occupied other pulpits. The plutform meeting at Br. Paul's Meth odlst church In the morning was addressed by Mrs. Viola D. Romans, Miss Mary C liraehm, Dr. Sarah G. Elliott and Mrs, Cornelia Dawson on the work of their re spective departments In the Woman's Christian Temperance union and by Miss Olive Christian Malvery on "Temperance Work In India." Mrs. Frances W. Graham of New York, national musical director, had charge of the music. The leading event of the day was at the Ninth Street Baptist, church In the after noon, where there also was an elaborate musical program and where the annual sermon was delivered by Mrs. Katherlne Lente Stevens, president of the Massa chusetts Woman's Christian Temperance union. Mrs. Stevens forcibly presented pro cesses of evolution from the local crusade thirty years ago to the present Interna tional organization of the Woman's Chris tlan Temperance union. While her praise of the crusaders was most eloquent, she held that ft was found necessary "to, pre vent" as well as 'to cure," and that the Woman's Christian . Temperance union, which was an outgrowth of the crusade. had to be established afterward on broader grounds, for permanent organization In the conflict against the liquor traffic She urged the members to remember their origin and their development to keep up the fight until public sentiment brought about "the golden age of man." Tomorrow morning the delegates and others go to Hlllsboro, O., where the cru sade started In 1873 and where "Mother" Thompson and other original crusaders still reside. UNITE CATHOLICS OF IRELAND Plan Similar to That In United States Adopted on Emerald Isle. CINCINNATI. Nov. 15. National Secre tary Anthony Matre has received an official communication from the supre secretary of the Catholic Association of Ireland in forming him that Ireland now has a fed eration of Catholic societies and established on the plan of the American federation and the German volksverein. A year ago Matre communicated with Rev. Father Glendon of Dublin, Ireland, who expressed himself as solicitous of establishing a federation among the Irish societies. Secretary Matre sent the necessary Instructions and litera ture and the matter was taken up by both clergymen nnd laity A constitution was submitted to the archbishops and bishops of Ireland, who after adopted the fol lowing resolution: . " The blshons of Ireland view with great satisfaction the proposed establishment of a national Catholic association, for the purpose of forwarding the temporal In terests of Catholics in Ireland and for f romottng the practical support of the rish language, literature, art and Industry. The work of the Irish federation is line the one In the United States and not of a' political nature. Supreme Secretary Hugh Kennedy requests Secretary Matre to give the new Irish federation the bene fit of his communications. Secretary Matre sayes that the officers of the American Federation of Catholic Societies, the Philippine Centro Cotholico, the Porto Rico Catholic Association and the Catholic Association of Ireland are now taking steps to get the German Centerists and volksverein In a movement which will closely unite the Catholic federations of the world. f KILLS ST. JOSEPH MERCHANT t. Lonls Traveling Man Shoots While Party la Out with Ac tresses. BT. JOSEPH, Mo Nov. 15. Irving Mo Donald, a young and wealthy business man, was shot and killed today by J. F. Furlong, a traveling man whose home Is given y him as 2332 Howard street, St. Louis. Furlong says his act was in self defense, as he waa assaulted by four men and shot only when he Veliuved hU life to be In danger. VThen arrested he had a .38-callber revolver in his pocket, one chamber being empty. In company with Mrs. Lester Myrlck and Grace Holt of tan "Th Governor's Son" company and several other friends Furlong and McDonald went to an Edmond street cafe after the performance of "The Gov ernor's Son." They are said to have been drinking freely, though, so far as any of those supposed to be acquainted with the facta in the case will admit, there was no quarrel while the party remained at the cafe. Shortly after 6 o'clock the party left the cafe, walked down Felix street to Third street and turned north oh Third atreet. When Third and Francis streets was reached, according to Ui police, words passed between the two and Furlong drew a revolver. Placing the weapon almost against McDonald'a stomach Furlong hesi tated a moment. McDonald dared him to fire and Furlong pulled the trigger. The women are held as witnesses and for investigation. They reside in New York city. William R. Lynch, a traveling man from Cleveland, O., a member of the party, was detained at police headquarters for two hours, but was finally released. 2EIGLER EXPRESSES SURPRISE Says Ha Knows Nothing About In dictment tor Bribery In Mis souri. NEW YORK. Nov. 15. William Zeigler, when seen at his residence tonight, said he knew absolutely nothing regarding the Indictment reported to have been found against him In Jefferson City, "This Is all Greek to me," said Mr. Zeigler, "and I have no idea why any charge should be brought against me. I have nothing to Bay now, In fact, can say nothing, .because I am entirely at sea In tne matter. Until I see the Indictment and learn Its nature I can make no In telligent statement." DEATH RECORD. Major W. K. Graham. KANSAS CITY. Nov. 15. Major W. R. Graham, paymaster U. 8. A., of Dee Molms, la., died today in this city from uremic poisoning resulting from Injuries received In the Philippine Islands. Hia body waa takeu t Pea Mvluca for burial. WOMEN CHICAGO CARS ARE RUNNING Company C'a'mi to Hare Men to Operate All Lines if Protected. CITY POLICE FORCE IS INADEQUATE So Farther Steps Taken by Inter ested Parties or Head of State Board of Arbitration to Settle Strike. CHICAGO, Nov. 15. A victory, temporary at least, was scored by the management of the Chicago City railway against Its striking employes. From early In the morn ing until dark tonight the company started In maintaining a regular service on Us Wentworth avenue line, which extends from Seventy-ninth street to he down town district, a distance of eight miles. Tho first car, manned by a newly hired nonunion crew, left the car barn, guarded by a dozen policemen, at 8 o'clock and waa followed four minutes later by another train. Twenty-five cars In all were put Into the service, but the schedule was frequently Interfered with by delays caused by ob structions being placed on the tracks and the inexperience of men In charge of tho cars. The most serious trouble oc curred during the morning when a number of arrests were made, but clashes between the police and the crowds that lined the streets were frequent during the afternoon and when darkness aet In, It waa not con sldered safe to send more cars from the barn. The last car returned to the bams at 4:30 o'clock, and after It had been safoly housed, the day's work came to an end More arrests were made during the day than any since the strike was declared. Itnlld Barricades on Tracks. The most trouble was experienced be tween Twenty-second and Thirty-ninth streets. In the blocks bounded by these thoroughfares, crowds of men, women and children congregated, and aa the first cars passed, hooted at the police and nonunion employes. 1 This was soon followed by more violent demonstration. . Huge barricades were piled upon the tracks, stones were thrown at the cara and a hand-to-hand conflict between the police and the crowd followed In sev erai instances. several patrol wagons which had previously been called were soon filled with prisoners. One of the men arrested, who gave hia name as McQuald Is slid to have placed a cartridge of large calibre upon the track near. Harrison and Clark streets. Thou sands of spectators were In the atreet at the time and fearing dynamite became panic stricken, and dashed for places of safety. Assistant Chief of Police Herman Sehluttler. who waa near at the time re moved the cartridge, and arrested Mc Quald. It being Sunday, the absence of traffic teams on the streets lessened the trouble of the police In the matter of blockades, but another source of serious annoyance was the great crowds of Idle sightseers and sympathisers who were at tracted by thousands to the streets through which the cars had to pasa. ' ' ' . Dtir'Tie; the latter prrt of the afternoon, however, the interferences with the cara had greatly diminished. According to the officials of the company, n attempt will be made tomorrow to nerate some of the other lines of the sys- e.rn If the police department can supply Protection. Knough non-union motormen have been cured. It Is said, to extend tne service 'n all directions If nollce sld Is forthcomlnsr. nut this. It Is claimed, is Impossible, as the city has been taxed to the limit to pro feet the Wentworth avenue line alone. If it Is found Impossible to open up any of the other lines tomorrow morning, all the efforts of the company will be confined to the Wentworth avenue line and the regular schedule will be Inaugurated If possible. As far aa known, no further attempt was made today by either the officials of the company,' the striking employes, or the state board of arbitration to bring about a settlement of the trouble and the Indica tion tonight are for a protracted Strug s' o. Factories Shut at Quebec. QUEBEC, Nov. 15.-Twenty boot and ahoe factorlea In thla city have closed, the shut down being on account of trouble with the machinists, who have refused to abide by an agreement In 1901 creating a conciliation board. The specific complaint on which actlrn was taken waa that of, four machinists who left the Marsh factory because they were refused an increase of wages without sub netting the demand to the arbitration com- rnlainn. The manufacturers will no longer recegnixe the Shoe Machinists' union, but will insist upon Individual contracts. Five thousand operators are affected by the shutdown. Delegates Off l)nlr. BOSTON, Nov. 15,-After a busy week crowned with busy sessions the delegates to the convention of the American Feder ation of Labor tudf-y gave up their time to enjoyment. In the afternoon a trip waa taken in trolley cars over the road traveled by Paul Revere on the night In April, 1775, when he warned the patriots that the Brit ish oolalers were ru'vanelng. Special cara were provided and si guide and announcer accompanied each car. The party started at 2 o'clock and rt?;urned about four houra later, the entire- distance traversed being about fifty m!es. At Concord and Lexington the cara Btoujwd Iwg enough to give the excursion ists an opportunity to visit the famous revolutionary battlefields In these towns. Entertainments for the delegates were given this evening by the various local unions. Longshoremen's union No. 302 held a mass meeting tonight. Among those present were John Mitchell, president of the United Mine Workers' union. President D. J. Keefe and National Secretary Barter of the Interna tional Longshoremen'a union. Tomorrow evening the delegates will be guests of Boston Typographical union No. 13 at a banquet at the Revere house. On Wednesday evening a reception will be given at Fapuell hall by the Central Labor union. Delegatea from 8an Francisco have an nounced their Intention of making a atrong contest to secure the 1904 convention for their city. Conference la Cotton Mill District. FALL RIVER, Mass., Nov. 15. The re quest of the Textile Council for a con ference with the cotton mill manufacturers regarding the announced plan of the manu facturers to return on November p to the wage schedule In existence prior to March 18, 190-J, haa been referred to the executive committee of the Manufacturers' associ ation. Delegatea to the Textile Council atill hope for a favorable answer from the executive committee before Wednesday evening at which time the various unions will meet to discuss the situation. The council wishes to lay before the IC'onUuuod cm Second Page.); CONDITION OF THE WEATHER forecast for Nebraska Fair with Cold v ave juonuay; Tuesday Fasr and Cold. Temperature at Omaha Yesterday! Hour. A a. m . . O a. tn . , Dear. Hour Ilea. . tl 1 p. m 42 . .'Id Si p. m 41 !tfl .1 p. na.,. 41 HH 4 p. ra to . fi p. m...... al .41 11 p, m n.n .4.1 T p. m ftA .43 H p. tn 84 p. m aa K a. m. . 9 n. m , . IO a. ni . . 13 m. INCENSED AT W. S. SUMMERS Witness Declares Methods Employed by Federal Attorney to Be an Outrage. ine swarm of witnessea who are still In Omaha at the end of the second week of the federal grand Jury's session are vigorously complaining at the delay In being kept here, away from their homes and business apparently at the design of the I rlted States district attorney. "I was called in by Summers for a prl vate interview with him aa I understand all the witnesses have been called up. on the carpet or will be." said a wit ness yesterday. "He insisting on know ing m advance what we will testify to when we are brought before the grand Jury. I told him all I knew In the matter on which I had been subpoenaed and begged to. be allowed to testify and go home. " 'Is that all you are going to tell?" asked Summers, when I had given him my state ment. "It a all I know; I can't tell any more. You can't expect me to perjure myself even to help you out," I replied. " 'Well,' he said. In a thunderous voice. 'If you can't testify to more than that you can t go before the grand Jury.' "Thon you'll let me go home, won't you? 1 naked. " 'No, sir, you'll stay right here till get ready to call you In or let you go, waa nia reply, 'and In the meantime,' he con tinued, 'If you can think of any more to testify to let me know and I'll Bend for you.' My experience Is pratlcally the aame ae that of several other witnesses here, who. If allowed to tell their own stories, without threats or bulldoxlngs. would give evidence that would disprove all these wild rumors that have been set afloat. "I think It Is an outrage the way we are being treated. I believe the depart ment at Washington would not tolerate auch a misuse of power on the part of a federal official If It knew what waa go ing on. Summers Is letting the grand Jury near only such evidence as he wanta it to hear. No man Is safe from Indictments with such an unscrupulous man In a posi tion to Bring bills against them on these hearsay yarns." E. A. BENSON ON FRANKLIN Bnloglsea (irent Philosopher na Su premely Great la All His I a dertaklngs. The sporlsl r:'. turi of fie Omaha Ph'lo aophical society's meeting at the Pax ton hotel Sunday afternoon waa the address on the life and character of Benjamin Franklin by E. A. Benson. Mr. Benson characterised Franklin as great in all things; great aa a Journalist, diploma Ust, statesman, philosopher and oclentlst. "He waa the moving aplrlt of the decla ration of Independence," said Mr. Benson. "Fearless In his advocacy of human rights, close to the hearts of the great common masses, yet the equal In diplomacy with the brightest minds In an era of great men, and a towering figure In the epoch of great events. Some men were great In one thing, but Franklin was supremely great in many things. He waa a century In advance of his age, and aa an inventor he stands unequalled. He foresaw the greatness of modern sclencV, and was Its pioneer. His scientific experiments were at first scoffed at, but before his death he waa an honored member of the leading acl- entlflc and philosophical societies of the world. His whole rugged life was devoted to the betterment of mankind. He quailed not before kings, and In hia homespun garb he pleaded the cause of human rights be fore the monarchs of. the old world, and was respected by them as no man before or since. Unlike Charles V. of Stialn. or John of England, who algned the bills of rlgtis and Magna Charta to save their own Uvea, he Inspired the Magna Charta of hu man liberty, the declaration of Independ ence, and with hia aeventy-two compeera signed It to save humanity and proclaim liberty to all the world, at the Jeopardy of their own lives. All of his achievements were great, and the world Is the better for his having lived In It. No monument can add to his memory, nor eulogy to his fame. YELLOW FEVER EXPERT HURT Dr. Murray at Laredo Thrown from ' Buggy and Probably Fatally Injured. LAREDO. Tex., Nov. 15,-The official bul letin Issued tonight Is aa follows: New cases, 22; deaths, 2; total number of coses, 888; total deaths to date, 84. While In pursuance of their duty today Drs. R. D. Murray and G. M. Gulteraa of the Marine Hospital service met with a serious accident In a runaway. They were driving to their hotel, when the horses became frightened and ran away, the buggy colliding with terrific force with a large stone pillar and throwing both the physicians. Dr. Murray sustained Injuries which may prove fatal, owing to his ad vanced age, and which at least will confine him to the hospital for a period of alx months. Dr. Gulteraa sustained severe bruises. Ills condition, however, will not ! prevent him from continuing the work he haa been doing. Dr. Murray's home Is at Key West and he enjoya an International reputation as a yellow fever expert. The fever haa been almost atamped out In Nuevo Laredo. LOVE THE LATE PRESIDENT Soath Amerlcaaa. Says Bishop Me Cnbe, Revere Memory of Martyred MeKlnley. Bishop McCabe declares that he haa been deeply impressed by the cordial respect and love of certain foreigners for the late President MeKlnley. "We had a big prayer-meeting at Monte video, at which more than 1,000 persons were present," said the bishop. "We had sung a number of songs, and a general re quest then came up for us to sing Presi dent McKlnley's sting, 'Nearer, My God, to Thee,' and I was astounded and deeply affected with the fact that the entire au dience Joined In singing that beautiful hymn, and the fact that they admired It particularly because It was Uke favorite soaQ of Uie dead presldeut." WILL VOTE THURSDAY Houe Will Begin CotiiJerttion of the Cuban Beoiprtoity Bill Thii Morning. FOUR DAYS ALLOWED FOR CiSCUSSION At Conclusion of That Term Bill Undoubt ilj Will b Pami SENATE TO GET MEASURE ON FRIDAY That Body Experts No Work but Treaty and 0o. firm&tion. PANAMA WILL WAIT UNTIL DECEMBER General Impression That Canal Qnes tlon Will Not Be Brought Vp .In Congress Until Regular Session Convenes, WASHINGTON. Nov. 15-The bill mak ing effective the Cuban reciprocity conven tion, reported by the wave and means com mittee, will be taken up In the house to morrow and disposed of Thursday. It prob ably will bo sent to the senate Friday. Mr. Payne of New York, chairman of the ways and means committee. In accord ance with the notice he gave on Friday, will ask the house as soon as It convent a tomorrow to begin Its consideration. A rule will be reported by tho committee on rules providing for a vote at 4 p. m. Thuraday without Intervening motion. On the adop tion of the rule the house will co intn committee of the whole and discussion of inn iuDan hill will be begun. The program ot the mlnnrltv 1. -n defined hy the resolution adopted at the democratic caucus last night. A r,le cut ting off amendments will be opposed In order that an amendment may be offered striking out the differential on refined aumr and eliminating the five-year clause. The resolution made It the sense of the caucus that democratic members ahould rota for the bill either "upon the adoption or re jection of the amendment." With the house In the committee of ih. whole Speaker Cannon will bo given an opportunity to consider further the makeup of the house committees for the present congress. Senate Will Walt for Bill. It is the intention Of the cenata leaden to confine as closely as possible the legis lation of the present eitra session to the bill to carry Into effect the Cuban treat v. and with that end In view the dally sessions of the senate during the present week will be brief and another adjournment will be taken on Thuraday or Friday until tho following Monday. The work of Introduc ing bills and of presenting petitions will go forward, but with the exception of the Cuban bill, selther bills nor petitions wUI be taken up in' committee nor discussed In the eenate during the week. It la quit well understood that Senator Morgan la pre pared for a prolonged discussion of the situ- . atlon on the isthmus ot Panama, hut, while be aeenis not to liave taken anyone Into his confidence, the general supposition Is that he will defer hia speeches until the new canal treaty ahall be sent to ths senate. There la an understanding on the part of senators that even though the negotiations of the new convention be forthwith com pleted. It will not be transmitted to the senate until the beginning of the regular session of congress In December. It Is ex pected that .the Cuban bill will be received from the house on Friday and It is probable that a session will be held on that day In order that the bill may be referred to the committee on foreign relations, which will begin its consideration at once. . The committee on military affairs will meet during the week to consider the nom ination of General Wood and as soon as practicable after the committee reporta on the question of confirmation will be brought before t;e senate In executive ses sion In consideration of other nominations. Senator Hale, who la chairman of the re publican committee on organisation com mittee expresses the opinion that the or ganisation will be completed by the close of the week. Other senators say It will be Impossible to complete the work until the following week. PEACE PLAN IS ' DEFEATED Miners In Northern Colorado Din. trlct Decide to Continue the Strike. LOUISVILLE, Colo., Nov. 15.-The official count of the votes cast by the miners of the northern coal district last night re verses the decision and defeats the propo sition for a aettlement of the strike. The subdlstrict board met here today and can vassed the vote. They announced that the proposition waa .defeated and there would be no work tomorrow, but refused to make public the vote. It haa leaked out that here was a majority of six votes In favor of rejecting the proposition. The mistake occurred In the counting of the votea last night at the various unions and It took but few votes to change the decision. Several things entered Into the cause that resulted In the defeat of the ratification of the agreement between the company and miners. The men were afraid to accept a conditional eight-hour day on account of the effect It would have on the aoiith. Then again, all other miners ex cept day men work only eight houra and receive only eight hours' pay and these men are greatly In the majority. National Representative Ream of Iowa, the special representative of Jehn Mitchell,' came out to Erie last night and worked hard to carry the measure, but It was de feated there by a majority of over two to one. All of the members of the committee who met the operators worked to have the measure accepted by their various Unions, but without success. FIRE RECORD Residence on Reservation PENDER, Neb., Nov. U-iSpecial.)-Mr. Buck, United Statea mull carrier between the agency and Winnebago, had the mls fortuno of losing hia house and contents by fire last Thursday. Mystery surrounds the origin of the fire. All the family was away at the time except a hired hand, who was left on the premises and who dis appeared with the horse, and nothing haa been heard of or seen of him since. When the neighbors arrived they found what waa left and the bureau displaced and the well dry, which lead to the belief that he fought tiia fire. Will Suppress Rising. BERLIN, Nov. li-The governor of Wlndhuk, German Southwest Africa, says the attempts which are now being made to suppress the rising of the Bondelswar tribes at Warm bad will probably be suo-vesatuL, "11 i..i twm