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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871. OMAHA, TUESDAY MOKNIXO, N&VEMHEK 17, 1903 TEN PAOES. SINGLE COPY Til It EE CENTS. REPLY OF C0L0MRT UCURZ0N T0URiPERSIAN gulfIcompany not to arbitrate ' m, len la to Diiriu Son-Observance! Country Protea'a Aga'nst Action of United State! In Ear ogniiing Panama. MAKES APPEAL FOR ENGLISH SYMPATHY Al'egei TLat Amerloan Government Has Violated Terms of Treaty. ENVOYS FROM BOLIVAR ARE AT ISTHMUS General Eeyea Fails to Arrive with the First Delegation. HOUSE GIVEN PANAMA CORRESPONDENCE President Transmits to Ptl Branch of Cnairem Letters and Official Documents Relating; to Late Revolution oa Iathmaa. NKW YORK. Nov. W. The New Tork Evening Post haa revived the text of the Colombian protest. It Is addressed to th United Btatea senate and la signed by President Murroquln. It la aa follows: To His Kxcellency, the President of the H.nate. Washington: Kxcellency: The gov niment and people of Colombia have been tmliifullv surprised at the notification given liv the minister of the United State to the effect that tho government at Washington had hastened to recognise the government ronsequent upon a barracks coup lit the department of Panama. " The bonda of sincere and uninterrupted friendship which unites the two govern ments and the two peoples; the solemn ob lifrntlnn undertaken by the American na tion In a public treaty to guarantee to the sovereignty and property of Colombia In the Isthmus of Panama the protection which the cltlaena of that country enjoy and will continue to enjoy among u; the traditional Drlnclnles of the American gov ernment In opposition to secession move ment; the good faith which haa charac terised that great people in International relutlona: that the manner In which the revolution waa brought about and the pre cipitancy of Ita recognition make the gov ernment and the people of Colombia hope that the senate of the people of the United Btatea will admit their nbllgalon to assist ua lu sustaining the Integrity of our terri tory and in repressing the Insurrection. In thua demanding Justice Colombia ap peals to the dignity and honor -of the American senate and People, , MARROQUIN. U' la to be hoped that the petition for justice which Colombia makes to the Amer ican people will bo favorably received by a sound public opinion among the sons of that country. Minister of government, Esteban Jaramillo. Colombia Taraa to Lsadea. LONDON, Nov 18. The Colombian au thorities have cabled to London a lengthy protest against the United mates' action toward Panama, In which they claim the "main responsibility for the secession of Panama Ilea. with the United Btatos gov eminent, first ' by fomenting tha separa tists' party, of which there seems to be clear evidence; secondly, by hastily ac knowlcdglng- tha Independence of the re volted provlnoe, and finally by preventing the Colombian government from ualng proper means to repress the rebellion.', The cable meaaage gone on to say that President Marroquln haa energetically pro tested to the United States and wishes that Ms protest be known throughout the civil iaed world. The president contends that tha United 8 Late has Infringed article xxxv of the treaty of IMA, which, he aaserta, Implies the duty on the part of the United Btatea to help Colombia In maintaining Ita sovereignty over the Isthmus and adds that "the Colombian government repudiates the assumption that the- have barred the way to carrying out the canal." He asserts that since 1838 they have granted canal privileges to the different people no less than nine ttmea, and claims that the treaty concluded with the late General Hurlbut when he waa United States minister to Colombia, July 8, 1870, has been Ignored at Washington. After giving the previously stated reasona for tha Colombian senate's failure to approve the Hay-Herran treaty, and asserting that tha delay In the negotiations had not af fected the ultimate Issue of the canal project, the protest of President Marroquln points out that Colombia had "constantly endeavored to act In a friendly manner with the United Btatea, even asking for the assistance of American marines to Insure free transit serosa that Isthmus," says the uprising occurred when the government waa not prepared, having withdrawn most f its troops when peace was re-established last year, and concludea: The hastiness In recognising the new government which sprung up under these circumstances Is all the more surprising to the Colombian government, aa they recol lect the energetic opposition of Washing ton to the acknowledgment of the bellig erency of the confederates by the powers during the civil wax." Merman Ships Brlnge Enveys. COLON, Nov. 11 The Hamburg-American line steamer Scotia, which arrived off the coast here yesterday, and which was believed to have on board the Colombian general, Reyes, docked here today. It had among Its passengers a number of promi nent Columbiana, who formed a peace com mission from the department of Bolivar. General Reyes was not on board and It did not carry any Colombian troops. The commissioners from Bolivar are Dr. Fran Cisco Pandvon, Dr. E. Paxaga, Senor Fanen .Veles, Dr. Nicanor Inaignares and General Denuuio Dalrla. The two latter are from gavanllla and the two former from Carta gena. Dr. Inalgnarea la a brother of the governor of Bolivar. The United Btatea battleship Maine, which arrived here last ulght, la anchored four miles off the har bur. The captain of Boot la. In an Interview to day, said: On our arrival here an American naval ontcnr boarded us from a steam launch and asked ua if we had I olomblan iroouu or pas sengers on board. 1 intoimed h ni that we oarrltul no troops but that we ha.i a pas sengers live prominent Colombians forming a peace commission irom the department of iiolivar. We hew the Colombian flag on reaching the roast. In accordance Kith tha uuai custom of the pjrt. We were not required to haul It down. While we were boarded we at the same time attempted to obey our agent a signal to come alongside dock,- but Mayflower, which was nicely handled, steamed around and occupied a poet. ion tetweu us and the dock, thus hinueilng us from getting al nj sUle. Therefore, its It waa lat -. i weie compelled to anchor In the strvam. On the luvliailon tf the American naval commander the Colombian peace commis sioners went on board Dixie early Oils tnoruing. Will Address Ambassadors. WASHINGTON. Nov. 14.-M. Philippe Bunau-Varilla, the minister from Panama, will tomorrow address a note to the powers through their envoys accredited toi the Washington government, advising them of ficially of the formation of the Republic . of Panama, and expressing the wish of his government to enter Into diplomatic rela tions with the friendly nations at their con venleuce. M. Jusaerand. the French ambassador, It IS eilcted, will be enabled to accord the minister an audience within a short time. eOestUiuM4 oa Second Pegs.) Thl- betan Lama. Ka 'r 'rltlsh India, Nov. 1.-The viceroy ' 2. 'son. and party, escorted by four i.. , , " sailed today on a tour of the Pet s-ulf. The expedi. jii commanded by Colonel Younghunband, which In being prepared In India to support the British mission to Thibet, starts In a few days. It has been ordered to occupy the Chumbl valley, the key to Thibet, and to advance on Gyangze, an Important center ISO miles from Lhassa. The object of the mission Is to discuss with the Thibetan authorities their non observance of treaties and consequent In Jury to the trade ot India and Thibet. The Dalai lama treated the mission off-handedly and sent subordinates, who refused to re ceive the British unless the later retired from Khamgaon Into Indian territory Colonel Tounghusband refused to do so. fortified the camp occupied by the mission and then himself returned to report to the viceroy. The result Is that the former has been granted a considerable force to support the British demands, A peaceful settlement of the matter Is Improbable. The Lhassa government declares It Is determined to Dalit. It Is distributing large quantities of rifles and is telling the peo ple to prepare for war. The soldiers throughout the country have been warned to be in readiness. It Is reported In India that the Thibetans expect Russia's sup port against the Invasion. LORD KITCHENER BREAKS LEG His Horse Crushes Him Agalaat Wall of Tassel When Frightened by Natives. 8IMLA. India, Nov. 16. Lord Kitchener, commander-in-chief of the British forces In India, met with a serious accident while riding home alorie from a country house near here. As he was passing through a tunnel' his horse became frightened and collided with the walled side. One of Lord Kitchener's legs was broken in two places. Some time afterward coolies passing through tha tunnel fourid the commander-in-chief lying there helpless and brought him to Simla. He la now reported to be doing well. Although accustomed to the tunnel. Lord Kitchener's horse was frightened by sud denly coming upon a native. The animal swerved and Jammed Hs- rider against a beam In the side wall. His leg was twisted and both bones snapped above the ankle. Upon discovering the Identity of the In jured man the coolie bolted and left him lying on the ground, where he suffered greatly for half an hour. The broken bones have been set and, after having passed a good night, tha general is In a cheerful mood. It appears that I.ord Kitchener had Informed the members of his staff that he was not going out for a ride, but later changed his plana. Hence be was alone when the accident occurred. RUSSIA FORCES . THE STRIFE Moklre Reoeeeputlon Provokes Great Tension and Activity with . the Troops. MOSCOW. ' Nov. 16. The Russian mili tary reoccupatlon of Mukden, Manchuria, has cauaed auch tenalon and has ' aroused such an aggressive attitude on the part of China that the continued dispatch of troops to the far east .Is now said to be directed against China despite the pacific turn of the Russo-Japanese dispute. Troops to taling 250,000 were ordered to the far east when hostilities appeared Imminent and they are being continually drafted from the government of Moscow and the nine surrounding provinces. With the troops al ready In the far east, this will give Russia an overwhelming force with which to over awe China. QUASHES CRUZEN INDICTMENT Nebraska la Porto Rico, Together with Other Accused Persons, Are Discharged. BAN JUAN. P. R , Nov. 16. The federal court today quashed the indictments for smuggling in the cases of Alonso Crugen, the collector of customs. Captain Andrew Dunlap, U. S. N., commandant of the na val station here, and Robert Giles, a former contractor In Porto Rico, on the ground that' the fines had been paid and the of fenses expiated. It Is believed this action forever settles the case. Saltan's Troops Massacre. TANGIER, Morocco. Nov. 16. A hundred Moorish Jews, fugitive from Toza, have arrived at Marnla. They say the sultan's troops, while in occupation of Tula, massacred many Jews and outraged women and girls. FOUR YEARS FOR KIDNAPING i East St. Louis Negro Confesses to Having Stolen Boy for a show. ST. LOUIS, Nov. 16. The story of a de liberate and cunningly contrived plan to kidnap Jose Johnsley, an East St. Louis boy aged 8. on the night of June 14 last was told In the St. Clair county court at Belleville, 111., 'today by Sylvester Baker, a negro 22 years old, who admitted his part In the affair and was sontenced to serve four years in the reform school. According to Baker, who pleaded guilty to the charge of attempted kidnaping, it waa arrangod to spirit the boy away in order that he might become a member of a carnival company, which gave an ex hibition at East St. Louis lost June. Syl vester was an attache of the carnival com pany, the manager of which tried to per suade the boy to go with the show. The boy was kept in a wagon with soma of the anlmaia until a search revealed his hiding place. YELLOWSTONE LINES DEFINED Survey of Yellowstone Xatloaal Park, Occupying- Klght Yenra, at Last Completed. of Treaties with BUTTE. Mont , Nov. 16.-J. Scott Harri son, who has had charge of the survey ing ot the boundary line of the Yellowstone National park, is here. He says the glgan tlo task, the work of eight years, has Just been completed. Granite monuments, placed every half mile, warn the approacher to keep off. It is possible that a wire fence entirely surrounding , the park will be put up. Mr. Harrison says the wilds are full of elk, deer and bear, with some moose, and tliat If these animals are to be protected they must be kept from wandering- off the reservation. I General Manager of Chicago Linei Bays Action it Hot Considered. STATE ARBITRATORS MAY TAKE ACTION Latest Offer to Art as Mediators Ac companied by Threat to Make In estivation Regardless of Company's Wishes. CHICAGO. Nov. 16. A declaration of the attitude of the City railway toward arbi tration of the big strike ot street railway employes was made this afternoon by Gen eral Manager McCulloch. In reply to a question as to whether arbitration would be the solution of the trouble, he said: "Nobody connected with this company Is thinking of arbitration." ThTs la taken to mean an absolute reusal of the overtures of the State Board of Ar bitration, Prospects for peace measures, which were regarded as possible through the medium of the State Board of Arbitration, faded as the hours passed. The board remained In continuous session, awaiting a . reply from the railway company regarding the board's proffer of voluntary arbitration, with the alternative of compulsory investi gation ..which the board Is empowered to make. 'No word was received, however, al though reports were current that the com pany's reply had been mailed on Sunday night. Emphasis wan added to the nonappear ance of the peace measure ty action taken at the strikers' headquarters to more fully prepare for a long struggle. Electricians Called Ont. At a conference of the union officials It was decided to call a meeting of the of ficers of all locals of the Amalgamated as sociation for the purpose of raising money to carry on the strike. A call was lsaued for such a conference, to be held 'tomor row night. Linemen, dynamo tenders and repair men were called out on strike In support of the car men today. With an official announcement by railway officials that Its Went worth avenue lino would be operated on a regular schedule, the movement of cars was resumed today. The police In force were massed about the bams, while a detail of patrolmen rode on every car, as heretofore. At Intervals of five minutes cars left the Seventy-ninth street barns until twenty were enroute for the business district. Superintendent Weatherwaix of the rail way company declared he was prepared to operate, as many cars as the city could afford police protection for. It was further announced that no cars would be run In Cottage Grove avenue today, but that cots and supplies will be on hand In sufficient quantities by Wednesday to enable the company to open all lines that can be given protection. Report to the effect that union men were going over to 'the company and de serting the organisation are declared by both President R. M. Buckley and Secre tary Bland of the union to be falsehoods. guys Noauolonlats Join. "The. contrary of the report which has been spread la true," declared President Buckley. "Within the last four days seventy-five men have Joined the union. Amonj; thla number are a number who have worked for the company for yeara and who heretofore' have refused to Join the union." The company started two boilers at Fifty second and State street power house to day, where twenty nonunionlsts have been quartered, as though In a hotel. At the State street power house fifteen men have been similarly Installed to take the places of those who have quit work. Twelve strike breakers were taken to the barns at West Seventy-seventh street and Vlncennes road. The men were smug' gled into the barns on the floors of the company's wagon. Cases are becoming numerous where passengers who ride under police protection on cars manned by non union crews have, it Is alleged, been fol lowed by strike sympathisers after leaving tne cars and been stoned or beaten. Women Report Brutality, The first case In which women figure Is that of Miss Beatrice Klmbark and her mother, who assert that they were as sailed by a crowd at Forty-ninth street and Wentworth avenue. Miss Klmbark has sworn out a warrant charging Charles Harper, union conductor, with having eu-ucK ner in the face. The strikers are making much of an at tack on Mayor Harrison by Clarence 8. Darrow, who waa one of the counsel for the miners In the big anthracite coal strike and who has been one of Mayor Harrison's Strsngest supporters politically. Mr. Dar row has declared that If the street car strikers are beaten Mayor Harrison will be responsible by reason of having authorized the arrangement whereby the police ride in all the cars that are being operated. According to Mr. Darrow, also, the mayor in' conducting negotiations for a renewal of the company's franchise could, by i little pressnure, promptly force the com pany to arbitrate. Expressed nt Mass Meeting. At a mass meeting last night of the street car strikers and their friends to the number of 2,600, resolutions were adopted scoring the Chicago City railway for the course It has taken In the present difficulty. The chairman waa instructed to appoint a com mittee of forty representative citizens to wait upon Mayor Harrison and the city council and serve them with an ultimatum to the effect that no franchise be granted or other privileges accorded the company The Chicago City railway Is at present ne gotiating with the city for a new franchise. the old franchise having expired some time ago. Among the speakers ot the meotlng were Clarence B. Darrow, Judge William Pren las and President Mahon of the Amalgamated Association of Street Railway Employes. Several cars completed the run to the Washington street terminus with little difficulty today, Others, however, were less fortunate. Several attempts at blockade were made and the police were kept busy, At West Thirty-ninth street railroad rails were placed upon the track in spite of the guard being maintained at that point. At the West Forty-sixth street crossing of the Belt Line railroad tracks switching locomotives dragged strings of freight cars over the street car tracks at anail's pace. Serious delay occurred at . Van Buren street, where a union crew In charge of a car of the Union Traction company atopped In the path of the strike-ridden company's cars. Teams quickly packed In around the cars and a houtlng mob aurrounded all. The blockade latted half an hour, fthowe tp Company's Finances. As part of a plan of the street railway men's union for a campaign of education In the fight on the city railway, circulars irere sent broadcast today, dealing with l.he finauda! features of the "richest atreet railway corporation In the country. DEPUTY SHERIFF nrali Miner fires Fatal Wheel Threatened with 'Arrest. Striking Coin ' Shot W 4- TRINIDAD, CoTi., Nov. 1.-Deputy Sheriff John Hlndninn was shot at 8 o'clock Monday at a Victor company's coal camp twenty miles south of Trinidad by a striker named Gnndollf and died from bis Injuries this afternoon. Gondolif, who Is said to liavo been hndor the Influence of liquor, shot the ofQter when threatened with arrest. May Hold Another Conference. k DENVER, Nov. 1(1 Contrary to the ex pectation that obtained on Saturday, coal ml. Ing was not resumed tcday In the north ern Colorado field, Bie operators' proposl tion tf concede an eQcht-hour day, pending tne result of the strike In southern Colo rado, having been rejected by the miners. isews from the southern field is to the effect that neither the operators nor the trlkers show any signs of weakening and prolonged struggle Is expected. It Is possible that another conference looking to the settlement of the strike In ne northern Colora.f) coalfields will be ad vanced in a few da. Both the operators and many of the mllers were disappointed at the failure to clme to an agreement on Saturday, The nSnJorlty against a set tlement waa so sm.fll that It is believed that If it can be arrlnged to have another ballot taken those wio favor a settlement will be In the majoity. Work of iFederntlon. BOSTON. Nov. m-Jconslderatlon of reso lutions was resumed todav by the con vention of the American Federation of 1.R- bor. The proposition to charter the in surance agents of the country as an affili ated body was met Willi opp "Itlon on the ground that Insurance agents were not wage earners and because of the fear that the admission of agents to membership might result In an attempt to force Insur ance upon fellow members. President Gompers, who took the floor In opposition, expressed belief that the reason why so many unions were not well or ganised was that they paid too much at tention to "this curse of Insurance, which we are asked to endorse." He declared that the trade union Insurance waa up and the untonlats should direct their at tention to and for that reason alone, and he did not favor granting charters to In surance men The matter was finally re ferred to the committee of the executive council. Files Minority Report. NEW TORK, Nov. 18. Patrick Calhoun of this city, a member of the arbitration committee which recently awarded the union employes of the United Railway of San Francisco an alvance In wages, today filed his dissenting splnlon, giving his rea sons' why no advance should have been granted. The awari, however, stands, the company and the sien having agreed to accept the decision Ipf the majority of the committee. Mr, Calhoun says that he believes there waa nothing In the evidence to Justify any increase of wages, and con tinues: When It Is admitted that ' th! United railways are already paying a high rate of wages; that this rate of wagea is higher than that patct foi ttie same service in tha Brest cities In hlwfe-livlng 1.1 more expensive than In 8n iFranclaco, and that there Is an abundance of labor In San Fran- cIhro seeking employment at the . present hlirh rate of waxes. It seems to me there is not gronnd for further advancing tha wages. Mlssonrl Pnelflo Crews dnlt. SEDALIA, Mo.. Nov. 16. All of the Mis souii Paclfio section men east and west of Sedalla quit work today and asked for their time checks, owing to a reduction In their wsges from 11.40 to 11 26 a day. DENVER. Nov. 16. Because of lack of coal, owing to the miners' .. strike, the Rocky Mountain Paper company has closed Its mills for an indefinite period, throwing over 200 persons out of employment DIE IN FIRE AT CLEVELAND Firemen Cnnght I'nder Heavy Falling Walls Incendiary Devastntea Four Acrea. CLEVELAND, Nov. 18. Several fatalltlea to firemen marked the largest fire that this city has sufTeard In months early today. The dead: , ROBERT DUFFY. JAMES SCHWEDA. ROBERT REED. i The Injured: Michael Corrigan, legs broken. Harry Vandevelde, suffering from shock; In hospital; outcome uncertain. Battalion Chief Andrews, slightly In Jured about body. Duffy and Bchweda were killed almost Instantly, having been caught under a falling wall. Reed died an hour or two later In the hospital. The fire was In the large street ear barns of the Cleveland Electric Light Rati way company, on Holmden avenue and Pearl street, and broke out about 3 o'clock, Its cause was not known at the time. The employes of the street car company be lieve, however, that It was of Incendiary origin. There were 100 motors stored within the building, which covered an area of four acres, and the flames spread like a whirl wind, necessitating the calling out of all availablo fire fighting apparatus in the city The motors are valued at probably tl.000 each. The loss on the building Is placed at $30,000. The fatalities were caused by a wall falling suddenly upon Duffy, Schweda, Reed, Corrigan and Vandevelde, At o'clock 100 frantlo firemen had succeeded in uncovering six bruised and bleeding forms. Fireman Schweda waa dead when found Harry Vandevelde had both legs broken and was Internally bruised. Robert Reed was taken unconscious from the ruins. The firemen worked desperately In remov Ing the smoking, steaming bricks from their comrades. The firemen were con stantly driven back from the ruins of the fallen wall by the smoke and fire. A half dozen streams were directed Into, the debris in a desperate effort to cool It sufficiently that the work of rescue could go on. The first one rescued waa Michael Corri gan, who was pinioned beneath a mass of bricks. He was pleading with his com rades to help him. L A dash was made through the smoke and fire and Corrigan waa seised by half a doxen hands and dragged to a place of safety. It was found that both of his legs were broken. Moaning piteous y, he was placed In an ambulanoa and taken to a hospital. The bodies of Duffy and Bchweda were next brought out. The father and wife of Bchweda were killed less than a month ago In a atreet accident. Ten minutes later Robert Reed and Harry Vandevelde, bruleed and burned, . were taken unconscious from the ruins. Battullon Chief Andiews, who was stand ing a little back of his men, was struck by large pieces of stone and Injured about the lege. KILLS A NORTHER'S BREATH IS FELT West Generally Embraeed in the Storm Bagin; Eirce Sunday. SNOWFALL IS LIGHT. BUT WIND IS HIGH Reports at Local Forecaster's Office Show That the "term Rxtenda from the Great I.nkee to the Rock lea. That amendment which the weather bu reau passed to Its vocabulary some four or five years ago Is Just now enforcing Its beauty on the attention of the public of a certain condemned section of the great west It Was decided that only under cer tain well defined conditions would the term "cold wave" be used; that the storms which had been so long referred to as "cold waves" were to be known specifically aa "northers." Norther Is so much more ex pressive, you know, as well as expansive, and well, It's a norther we have been enduring hereabouts since Saturday eve ning. No matter about tho difference be tween it and a cold wave; your coal pile won't notice it, and you'll feel Just as good when you ray your Ice bill again In the "good old Hummer time." This particular norther had Its birth up In the banana belt, somewhere around Alberta, and has been on the road several days. It reached Omaha about on schedule time, and from the moment of Its arrival, about noon on Sunday, It has made itself manifest in as many disagreeable ways as could be rea sonably asked of the pioneer norther of the season. A little dash of rain and quite a bit of fog at noon on Sunday announced the arrival of the borean visitor and from that time on the howling wind and flying dust made local folks ncramble to get In as quickly as possible. Light wraps were hurriedly discarded and the heaviest of winter wear became the thing. Stoves and furnaces were crowded to greater activity and a sudden Increase In the business of the fire department was noted. Monday morning came with a snow flurry, but the promise of a heavy fall was not redeemed. Hhe force of the wind Increased steadily and wlhle the mercury did not get down as low as some people thought the mean for the day, was 24, as compared with 40 for both Friday and Saturday. And the weather man promises much colder for this morning. ' Storm Is Widespread. Just at present the storm king Is not playing favorites. He. Is distributing his attentions with an Impartiality that com ports well with his seal. Reports from the various observation points In the west and northwest received at the office of the local forecaster last evnlng show that light snows, or snow flurries, prevailed over northern Utah, western Wyoming, the western half of the two Dakotas. Mon tana, and the eastern half of Colorado, as well as the western part of Nebraska. The heaviest fall noted was at Pueblo. Colo., and Cheyenne, where .4 Inches were reg- Istered, and the next heaviest reported wns t Salt Lake, where the fall was .2 Inches of snow. - These talis are reaucea In recording . the precipitation. 'At Rattlt Ste. Marie two Inches of snow Is reported. Helena. Mont., came to the front with the lowest temperature at 7 o'clock last evening, the thermometer there showing 8 below, and Mavre, Mont., was next with & temperature of 4 below sero. Zero weather prevailed generally over Montana, northern Wyoming and the western por tions of the Dakotas. From here the cold Is slowly spreading east and south. High winds prevailed over the eastern Dakotas. western and southern Minnesota northern Iowa and eastern Nebraska. This Is the only area In which high winds were reported at the 7 o'clock observation last night. The maximum velocity of the wind at Omaha was reached at 7:40 p. m., when the gauge, showed thirty-five miles per hour. Snow In the State. - LINCOLN, Nov. 16. Snow fell In the eastern and northern portions of Nebraska this morning, but the fall was barely enough to show upon the ground. A genu ine cold wave Is predicted for Nebraska and the local bureau says parts of this atate may have sero weather before tomor row morning. Cattlemen are preparing to crotect their herds from a possible blixzara, The temperature here early this morning was 22 degrees above sero. Paptlllon la In On It. PAPILLI'ON, Neb., Nov. 16. (Special Telegram.) Papllllon waa visited this morning with a heavy snow storm lasting nearly an hour, ine snow waa anven oy a strong northwest wind which left but a half Inch on the ground. Flurries con tinued all morning. NOT ELOPEMENT, BUT MURDER Mar Hennea-er's Body, Cold and Mott latcd, la Found Near Her Home In Bishop. PEORIA. III.. Nov. 18. A message Just recolved announces that May Henneger prominent young woman of Bishop, who was supposed to have eloped, was found murdered in a pasture near her home. Her body was horribly mutilated and partly buried. Miss Henneger accompanied Fred Btubbld a neighbor's eon, to a aupper and social given at the county school house, a short distance from the girl's home. Saturday evening. When ahe failed to return her oarenta were greatly alarmed, but aa neither ahe nor Stubble could be found, It was aupposed that they had eloped, and would be heard from In a few days. The discovery of the girl's body thus aroused the community, but all efforts of the authorities to locate Stubble have proved unavailing. The condition of the body indicated a desperate struggle. The girl was the daughter of Newton Henneger, a prominent farmc: DOCKERY DRAWS ON 0DELL laanea Requisition Papera for Kctsrs of William Zlegler, Baking Powder Magnate. JEFFERSON CITY. Mo., Nov. 16.-Gov-ernor Dockery tonight Issued a requisition on Governor Odell of New York for the re turn of William Zlegler, the baking powder magnate, to Jefferson City to answer to the Indictment found' against Mm by the Cole county grand Jury, Saturday, on the charge of attempted bribery In connection with the alum bill legislation In IDOL Sheriff G. A Smith was to have left for Albany, N. Y. at 8 o'clock to present the papers to Governor Odell, but was delayed until a later train tonight, as Attorney General Crow aid not get the papers In hjipe to present to Governor Dockery for signature In time to permit the sheriff to depart at I O'clock! CONDITION OFJTHE WEATHER Forecast for Nehniskn Fair and Continued Cold Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperature nt Omahn Yeaterdart Hoar. lien. . ill . ill . 21 llonr. Itear. S a. m l n. m , . , , T n, ni ..... . H n. m ..... . n. m 0 a. ni ..... . 1 p. m SI p. ni 't p. m ..... . 4 p. m ..... ft p. m. . . . . I p. m ..... T p. m H p. m t p. m ill ltd Jtl 4 11 n- m 13 m 2:1 XI SUMMERS MAY BE SUSPENDED Action In Dietrich Matter fttlra Thlnga If) nt the National Capital. fFroni a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, NoV. 16. -(Special Tele gramsPresident Roosevelt. It Is under stood. Is seriously considering the suspen sion of United States District Attorney W. S. Summers. Senator Dietrich thla morn- ng showed the president a telegram from William Dutton stating that in an Inter view had with Summers the district attor ney threatened that unless Dutton made certain statements that were not true he would Indict Dutton. The president was greatly exercised over the matter and at once requested the senator to see Solicitor General Hoyt, in the absence of the nt torney general, with a view of deciding what was best to be done. Senator Diet rich and Mr. Rosewater had a conference with the solicitor general and reviewed the situation. Mr. Hoyt thought that the proper procedure was the Instant suspen sion of District Attorney Summers, thereby permitting Assistant District Attorney Rush to discharge the functions of the of fice until Summers' successor Is appointed and confirmed. The greatest Indignation Is felt In legis lative circles tonight over the attempt to besmirch Senator Dietrich's reputation. Senator Miller, who arrived In Washing ton this afternoon, stated that he had never for a moment believed the charges against Senator Dietrich regarding the Hastings poetofflce. Attorney General Knox will have a con ference with the president tonight con cerning official procedure lu the Summer case. Tomorrow morning Senator Diet rich, Congressman Klnkald, Senator Hanna and Mr. Rosewater will have a conference with the attdrney general. Senator Hanna simply being a party of conference to sec. ond Senator Dietrich In his endorsement of Mr. Lindsay. In all probability the mat ter of Summers' successor will be taken up at the cabinet meeting tomorrow. PROSTRATED AJDEATH OF SON Mr. nnd Mrs. Nathan Stevens Read Pad News In Their Sunday Morning Paper, 1 1 'The first and only Information of the death of our son In the Philippines came to us when we read the press dispatch In The Bee Sunday morning," said Nathan Stev ens, 29.18 Franklin street, father of Sergeant Eugene J. O. Stevens of the Twenty-eighth United States Infantry, who was shot and killed by Moros Saturday near Lake Lanao when other soldiers of the Same regiment lost their lives. The mother of the dead soldier Is pros trated by the shocking new and the father so overwhelmed that he was unable to talk but briefly of it. The last letter Mr. and Mrs. Stevens had from their son waa about a week ago, when he wrote them that hla regiment would leave the Inlands on the transport Sheridan for the United States the latter part of this month. In this letter 'the young soldier stated that General Wood had cut the toad through the inland of Mindanao and prom lsed the troops their homeward Journey on 8hertdan about November 30. This letter was dated early In ; September and the young man was elated over the prospect of getting to return home and see his father and mother and other relatives. Toung Stevens Joined the army in Omaha In May, 1901, for three years and his term pt enlistment would therefore expire next May. His father ana mother were Just reveling In the happy thought of having their son with them so soon, when they picked up their Sunday morning paper and read the shocking news of his sudden death on the field of conflict. BOARD OF REVIEW CONVENES Meets for Thirty-Day Session, but Awnlta Supreme Court Ruling on Revenue Law. The Board of Review for the 1904 city taxea met yesterday at the city hall and organized, with W. I. Klerstead as chairman, Harry D. Reed aa secretary and Tax Commissioner Fleming as the third member. It was announced that lit tle or no actual reviewing would be done until after Tuesday, in order that the supreme court commission's opinion of the new revenue law may be utilised. .Plans for systematizing the thirty days' work of the board were discussed by the members in private session. The Board of Review begins work, with only between 8,000 and 9,000 personal prop erty schedules at hand, whereas some 16,000 have been sent out, or about l.OoO more than ever before. In past ' years two-thirds of the schedules have been in the hands of the board when It began Its sessions. However, the tax commissioner says that there are ten schedules properly sworn to where there waa but one before, and this will facilitate the work of the board. Protest No. 1 was registered Monday about 10 o'clock by Samuel Prletman, who had been assessed at t for piano, furni ture and a house on leased ground. He wants his goods assesned at $76 and the house omitted, because he has to remove It to another location. At least, that was the Information contained In the document he filed. HARRIMAN ISJN NO HURRY Southern Purine's Annual Meeting Will Walt Intll April, Since Keen Isn't Bothering. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 16.-PresIdont E. it. Harriman of the Southern Paclfio railroad has given notice that the annual meeting of the company, which was post poned last April on account of the Keeue lnlunclion. Is not to be held until April, 1904. Under the bylaws ot the directors, the officers of the company hold until their successors are appointed. There being no pressing necessity for assembling the stock holders, Haitiman sees no reason for call ing them together until April. The Keene suit was dismissed by consent some time ago, leaving Harrlmun free to vote the big block of shares ot Southern Pacifta owned by the Union Pacific. The earn ings of the Southern Paclfio continue to show up at 1011 BRINGS IN THE BILLS District Attorney Snmmeri Seonrei Graci Jury Indiotment Against Dietrich. JACOB FISHER IS ALSO INCLUDED Latter ii Pottmaater at HMtingi and Ei- Uayor of tha City. HISTORY OF POSTOrFICE TRNSACTI0N Outgrowth of Fight for Bemoral to Another Fart of City. RENTS CHEAP;, TO RETAIN LOCATION Postmaster Buys Fixtures nnd Out These Denis the Charge on Which Bills Are Returned Are Kvolved. The federal grand Jury In session In Omaha yesterday afternoon returned a batch of Indictments which are said to include bills against United States Senator Chorion H. Dietrich and Postmaster Jacob Fisher, both of Hastings, Neb. There are three bills against. Dietrich and three against Fisher. The Indictments are the outgrowth of a personal and political fued between Die. trict Attorney Summers, who has been seeking reappointment, and Senator Diet rich, who has refused to endorse Summers and has been pushing a competitor for his place. The grand Jury has been at work Investi gating the Hastings postofflce case ever since It convened last week Monday and a, host of ' witnesses have been In attend ance to give evidence on the subject In hand. Among hem were both Postmaster Fisher and his deputy, Mr. Francis, and. the fact that these two witnesses, although kept here for over a week In response to subpoenas, were dismissed yesterdny along with all the other witnesses in the case without being called to testify before the jury was taken Immediately as veriflca tion of the report that they had been In cluded In the indictments. The same sub ject, it la understood, was tip for investiga tion before the May grand Jury, which, however, failed to find bills, and District Attorney Summers, In his persistent pur suit of Senator Dietrich, Insisted on re opening the Investigation with tha present grand Jury and pushing; It with all the ' pressure and Influence he could bring to bear, with Its present result. Story of Transaction, The story of the Hastings ' postofflce transaction in substantial detail aa welt as can be gathered from those more or . less conversant with the facts la as fol lows: The postofflce at Hastings up to two years ago waa located In a, building erected by the local post of tho Orand Array of the Republic. Previous Xo Installation In this building It had been In other quarters and successive postmasters had furnished the postofflce fixtures theraselvea. 1 The -Grand , Army of the Republic bought the fixtures for 1500 and their use was included In the government lease. About three yeara ago , considerable effort was made to secure bet ter accommodations for the postofflce bust ness, the contention becoming on between opposite ends of town. Senator Dietrich, who had then Just been elected governor, had put up a new building near the Grand Army of the Republic building and, an ticipating removal of the poetoflioe, took the matter up with the postofflce authori ties during his visit to Washington to at tend the Inauguration 6f President McKln ley. A lease waa agreed upon subject to more specific terms, but the negotiations dragged on ua'tll after Governor Dietrich had been elected United States senator. In the meantime property owners inter ested in the other section ot tho city made counter offers at reduced rentals avnd In order to hold It In the vicinity of hla prop erty a leaae waa Anally drawn and signed at a rental of 11,300,. omitting the require ment of the owner to furnish the flxturea. Where Trouble Orlglnntes. Believing that he waa renting hla prop erty for less than It was worthl for the purpose for holding the postofflce for the benefit of the surrounding property owners It waa suggested that the difference In the rental be made up by a subscription from the interested parties. The G. A. R. people also again became involved with a protest agalnat removal from their building for fear they would loae the money they had put Into the fixtures and poaslbly be ten antlesa for aome time. At thla Juncture the senator was called upon to endorae for the position of post master one of the applicants, the compe tition having narrowed down to the then mayor, Jacob Fisher, and the editor ef the Hastings Tribune, Adam Breede. An understanding waa finally reached by which Fisher was to receive the appoint ment of postmaster on condition that ha purchase the postofflce fixtures belonging to the G. A. R. post at the price which It had paid for them and It la aald that he also-agreed to reimburse the senator far the difference by which he had been com pelled to reduce the rental from his orig inal figure of fl.GoO In order to meet the offers that had been made In behalf of a location at the other end of the street. Thla difference of 1300 It Is said waa to have been made up In equal portions by the postmaster and his deputy and It Is alleged that It was paid for a few months and then, when the senator discovered Ita questionable character, the money was re turned to Postmaster Fischer and Deputy Francis. Other Sterlcs Circulated. There have been rumors in connection with tha caae of a $2,000 note aupposed to have been given by Postmaster Fischer to Senator Dietrich, but nothing tangible haa ao far been adduced except In tha hearsay talk of ex-Postmaster Leopold Huhn, who was ousted by Senator Dietrich from the postofflce and who has since been active In circulating the derogatory stories about him. There have also been several stories about the alleged payment of money by successful applicants for postofflce appoint ments at Alma and Orleans In Harlan county, but nothing to connect the senator with the alleged transactions. The grand Jury Investigation because of the notoriety that has been given to it by the methods of the district attorney In ventilating hla purposes through tha demo cratic press has attained widespread pub licity. District Attorney Bummers has given it oul that this is the trump card he is playing to Insure his retention of his position, insisting that the president dare not succeed him with another because he would be charged with displacing Bummers as a courageous and unflinching law officer In order to protect an Indicted United Btatea eenator. Charges have been made that the eom-