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OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING,
NOVEMBER 1, 1904 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COlV THREE CENTS.
PRAISE FOR FRAME
St Petersburg Presa Concedes Effort of
Ally Arrted Muoh Trouble.
NO INQUIRY WILL BE HELD AT VIGO
Tout Banian Officer! Battleships
That Did Bheotiug Ar "b ched.
DIPLOMATS HOLD CONFEREiN " 1 LONDON
Detail for Court of Inquir Being
Worked Out Slowiv'.'i .
RUSSIAN ADMIRALTY DENIEl
vays That All th Torpedo Boats Arc
Accounted for and That Kvue
( the Vfiirli Are
,Jt. PETERSBURG, Oct 31 -The Rus
lan paper thin morning, notably the U
aetta, give much credit to France for the
favorable turn In the North sea Incident.
The paper says:
To French diplomacy belong. In a great
meaaure, the cieuit lor the peaceiul seme
ment, this bring the fust happy conse
quence of the d rench-Anglo unueiHtanuingj
enabling; our ally to enjoy the connaence ct
bolh countries. All sincere friends of
peace must once more congratulate them
selves on the benefit conterred on the
world by our beloved nionaicli in iniUuliug
The Hague peace conference.
Borne of the papers, however, continue
to display unrestialned bitterness toward
Great Britain. The Svlet, panslav.l,
warns the Russian public not to be too
'sanguine of an amicable settlement, say
ing: The reference of the matter to a commis
sion leads people to suppose tnat the Inci
dent Is closed, but a whole series ot ocner
events shows that the crisis is noi ended.
We must be ready tor any eventuality.
The conviction exists In nance that
Great Britain promised Japan to detain
the Kubsian second Pacific squadron, winch
wouiU expialn the douoie ueallng of the
KngUsh government und press, uieat Brit
ain docs not want war. as war would
draw In France, but Is relying on Its naval
strength to do all possible to embarrass
Russia, produce a leovillion of the Hull
Incident, or, worse still, arrange a Japa
nese ambuscade whlcn would make a Kun
sian naval victory lmposslnle. Altogether
Ureat Britain s attituue bodes no goou to
Russia. Ureat Britain's chance to Injure
and humiliate Russia was never so good as
Anger Toward Great Britain.
Even Admiral Abaxa, who Is attached to
Emperor Mcholas' military suit. Is quoted
as indulging slightly In veiled reflections
on Great Britain, declaring that as Vice
Admiral Rojestvensky had no torpedo
boats about him it must have been Japa
nese torpedo boats which found shelter at
the English fishing porta. In any event,
Abasa, Insists, Rojestvensky was justified
in taking every measure to protect his
squadron costing 1160,000,000.
The conviction on board the ships of the
Russian squadron that the Japanese would
make an attempt to destroy some of them
Is conclusively shown by a letter Just re
ceived here by an ofnola: and mailed at
Copenhagen tn whifli the writyr describes
the precaution! taken tS protect the squad
ron frstn an attack on th part of tho Japa
nese, ',whoe cunning makes them capable
of anything." For this reason, he says,
the squadron passed through the Great Belt
In daylight, with trawlers ahead to protect
them from mines.
No Inquiry at Vigo.
According to the latest Information re
ceived at the Foreign office here the de
tails of the International commission which
are being worked out In London have not
yet been completed. - it is regarded, how
ever, practically certain that the commis
sion to meet at The Hague will be com
posed of British and Russian naval offi
cers with probably- a president from one
of the continental countries, although the
latter point has not been decided. Russia
has declined to send a representative to
the English Inquiry at Hull and has also
decided not to hold a Russian inquiry at
' Four officers, one from each of the four
battleships which opened fire In the North
sea during the night ot October 21-22, are
on their way to St. Petersburg, wheie they
will make formal report and subsequently
proceed to The Hague and give testimony.
The admiralty formally states that only
seven torpedo boats, not eight, as reported,
ware with the Russian squadron and adds
tfcat they have all been accounted for.
Nothing is known here of the report that
the Russian warships fired on and hit each
other, or of the report that the hand of
a priest on board the Russian flagship
had to be amputated.
The admiralty claims that Rojestvensky
can prove that all his torpedo boats were
fifty to 100 n ilea ahead of the squadron,
when the North sea incident occurred.
There is more disposition now at the ad
miralty than within the past few UuVs to
suspend Judgment until all the facta are
established by the commission. Little is
now heard of British complicity in the al
leged plot to detain the Russian squadron.
Diplomats Hold Conference.
LONDON, Oct. 81. Foreign Secretary
Lansdown and Count BenckendorfT, the
Russian ambassador, further discussed this
morning the composition of the Interna
tional commission which will inquire into
the North sea incident Subsequently there
was a meeting bf the cabinet.
It la understood that Ambassador
BenckendorfT complained of Premier Bal
four's attack on Vise Admiral Rojeslventky
during his speech at Southampton Friday.
The foreign secretary, however, decline I
to consider the matter as not coming wlllili
Mr. Balfour had half an hour's audience
with King Edward before the cabinet
Tho convention between Gie.it Britain snl
Russia, with the view to the establishment
of an International commission to investi
gate the facts in the North sea Incident
was the principal subject of discussion by
the ministry, the procedure, scope and
Powers of the commission being considered.
) Rasslans Go to Madrid.
VIGO, Oct. a. To Russian officers left
Vigo for Madrid today. Presumably they
are conveying detailed reports of the Ncrth
sea incident and will confer with the Rus
sian ambassador to 8 pa In.
Three Russian officers have also gone to
Paris with official reports.
Admiral RojestvenKky is busily engaged
in getting up a digest of evidence lu the
North sea incident. The Russian officers
here expect the squadron to remain at
Vigo fifteen days.
Germany Asks 'Indemnity.
BERLIN, Oct. St. Th German govern
ment has presented to Russia a request
from the owner of the German fishing ves
sel Bonntag, recently fired on by the ships
belonging to the Russian Pacific squadron,
for Indemnity as the result of damage to
his nets and loss of time. The Foreign
Cftntluued on second Page,'
KRUGER'S REMAINS ENROUTE
Body of Laet President of Trans
vaal Repnhlle Being "eat
THE HAGUE. Oct 31. The remains of
former President Kruger of the Transvaal
republic, who died In July last, were re
moved from the cemetery today and taken
to Rotterdam for conveyance to South
Africa on board the steamer Batavlr. Six
wreaths from Queen Wllhelmlna, the prince
consort and former President Steyn. cov
ered the coffin. Not much public Interest
A mortuary chapel had been prepared on
th . steamer, covered with draping, em
bellished with Inscriptions In silver letters,
among them: "I have fought a good
tight. I have finished my course, I have
kept the faith."
FHKR KIRK WAT9 PROPERTY
Takes Steps to Dispossess tutted
. , Church of Valuable Holilna-a.
EDINBURGH, Oct Si. The Free Church
ers, now commonly called the "Wee Kirk
ers" owing to their paucity of numbers,
have taken steps to put in operation the de
cision of the House of Lords, giving them
control of the Free Church property. They
have served the general trustees of the
United Free church with a notice to quit
and hand over all the church property, in
cluding Assembly hall, three colleges at
Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen; all the
missions abroad and the churches and
manses in Scotland, numbering 1,100 and
valued at $56,000,000.
DISCISSION OF niSSIAJt EDUCATION
Newspapers of Empire Show Evi
dences of Milder Rale In Russia.
ST. PETERSBURG, Oct. 81. One of the
striking evidences of the Increasing liber
ality of the times since the accession of
Prince Svlatopolk-Mlrsky to the ministry
of the interior Is the open campaign being
waged by the Russ for national education
of the masses. The paper has opened a
popular subscription and Is dally printing
many letters. The Russklya Wledomostl
of Moscow, a very Influential paper, is
warmly supporting the idea of opening a
similar subscription there.
Americana to Wed.
LONDON. Oct. 31.-Bradley Martin, Jr.,
and Helen Phlpps, daughter of Jtenry
Phlpps of Pittsburg and New York, will be
married November 2 at Beaufort castle,
Inverness. Scotland, leased by the bride's
parents from the duke of "Beaufort. There
will be a big Highland' ceremony, kilts be
ing generally worn. Ambassador and Mrs.
Choate started today for Inverness to at
tend the wedding.
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Number of Appointments In Postal
Service In Nebraska and
(From a Staff Corr spenient )
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31. (Special Tele
gram.) Walter F Rholes has been ap
pointed regular and Clyde & Ear subs.ltute
rural carriers at Cushl -g, Neb.
Iowa rural routes ordered established
December 1: Curlow, Palo Alto coun y,
ena -additional; area; twenty-eight -square
miles; population, 4S5. . Given, .. Maha ka
county, one route; area, v nineteen-square
miles; population, 600. 81oux Center. Sioux
county, one add tlonal; area, twenty-five
square miles; population, 510.
Postmasters appointed: Iowa, Severs, Jas
per county, H. A Gunn. vice BenJ min
Templetcn, resigned. South D kola, Vesta,
Pennington county, Clavln Lovejoy, vice
Mrs. Laura Stuck, resigned.
The comptroller of the currenoy has ap
proved the conversion of the Comi.erclul
State bank of Oxford, Neb., into the Fl st
National Bank of Oxford, with $25,000 cap
ital. WOULD FBEG THE BOOTLEGGERS
Holds Indians Holding: Land In Sev-
ernlty May Buy Liquor.
WASHINGTON, Oct 31. If a motion
filed by Attorney Crane .of Holton, Kan.,
Is granted the supreme Icourt of the United
States will be called upon to decide whether
an Indian becomes a cltlsen of the United
States by taking land in severalty. The
case is that of Albert Neff of Kansas, who
has been sentenced by the United States
district court to pay a tine of $300 and
serve a term of four months In prison on
the charge of selling beer to a Klckapoo
Indian. Mr. Crane asks, the court for a
writ of habeas corpus releasing Neff from
Imprisonment on the gYound that Neff,
who owns land In severalty. Is by virtus
of that fact a cltlsen of the United States,
thus rendering inapplicable the statute
making it a misdemeanor to sell intoxi
cants to Indians. Neff has nerved one
week of his sentence.
Predict Storm on Paclflo Coast.
WASHINGTOtN, Oct. 11. The Weather
bureau In Its forecast today saya storm
warnings are displayed on the Oregon and
REDUCE DEATHS TO EIGHTEEN
Mining; Company Officials Say Loaa la
Accident at Trinidad Wax
TRINIDAD, Colo.. Oct. 31.-Etghteen cof
fins were shiped to Terclo today on an
order of the Rocky Mountain Coal and
Iron company for the burial of the victims
of the mine explosion that occurred last
Friday. The bodies have not yet been
recovered,, but local officials of the com
pany who have canvassed the town now
claim that only eighteen men were In the
mine at the time of the explosion. It is
conceded that none of these will be found
Tho wide eliacrepancy between the list of
dead given out by the company today and
forty-nine made by the coroner is explained
by the fuct that diggers enter the mines
without reporting to the shift bosses.
The exact number of victims will not be
ascertained until the mine has been thor
oughly explored and many days may elapse
before all the bodies are recovered.
BISHOP M'CABE WANTS WAR
Would Like to See America, and
Britain Unite to Stop Ariuea.
HARTFORD. Conn., 'oct 81 -In the
course of his sermon at the St Paul's Meth
odist Episcopal church Bishop McCabe
said: "I. do not want wars and I do not
like them, but there Is just one war I
would like to live to see. I would like to
see the United State and the British gov
ernment form an alliance and make Turkey
stop the Armenian murdera"
Bishop McCabu had been speaking of the
enlargement of the Christian church, de
scribing the work of missionaries abroad,
and concluding with a reference to condi
tions in Armuuia.
NINE TICKETS TO BE VOTED
Election Will See Unusual Dumber of
TWENTY-EVEN GOVERNORS TO BE CHOSEN
Twenty-Three State Legislatures and
Many Minor Offices to Be Filled
by the People at the Elec
tion on Tuesday.
NEW YORK. Oct. .11. Nine national po
litical conventions were held thl year,
and nine candidates for president and vice
president of the United States were nomi
nated, but only six electoral tickets will
be generally vated for one week from to
morrow. Besides "the two great political
parties," seven others made nominations
people's, prohlbltlo, socialist, socialist
labor, continental (labor), national liberty
(negro), and Lincoln (negro). The two
negro parties apparently ended their work
when the national convention adjourned,
as no electors have been selected, or at
least, none will appear on. any ofliclal
; ballot; and the continental party s ems
to be confined to Illinois, and perhaps to
Chicago, the place- of Its origin.
The terms of thirty United States sen
ators expire March 4 next. Seven of the
vacancies have already been tilled and the
legislatures of twenty-three states to lie
elected November S- will fill the other
twenty-three. Members of the hnue of
representatives aro to be voted for In all
except three states Maine, Vermont and
Oregon, which have already elerted their
In twenty-seven states a governor nnd
all, or nearly all, the elective state officers
are to be chosen; In five states minor
state otllcers are to be selected, and In
thirteen electors alone are to be voted for.
One Ticket With a Cinch!
South Carolina enjoys the distinction of
having only one ticket In the field. . All
the other states have from four, to six,
Illinois leading with seven. There are three
republican tickets In Delaware, but only
one variation In the name of the candi
dates, the nominee for governor of tho
"regulars" refusing to abide by the de
cision of the factional conference which
resulted In the withdrawal of the "union"
candidate and an agreement upon a com
promise ticket. The republicans in Wis
consin will have a choice between two
tickets for state officers, the "stalwarts"
having decided to keep up their fight
against LaFolIette. The electors on both
tickets are Identical.
The democrats and people's party, or
populists, fused on the state ticket in
Kansas and Nebraska, but In both states
the people's party named separate presi
dential electors. In Nevada the democrats
and one wing of the silver party divided
the minor state offlcere to be voted for,
but the "stalwart silver" men put up their
The people's party, which Indorsed Mr.
Bryan in 1898 and 1900, has an active or
ganisation in thirty-three of the forty-five
states, the nominees for stats' officers and
electors being on the official ballot in
twelve states, and for electors In twenty
one. Efforts to this end were made in
a number Of other atatejL but -the requ
number oi signatures to petitions were not
The prohibitionists have electoral and
state tickets in twenty-seven states, and
electoral ' tickets in twelve others One less
than in 1900. '
The socialists (called In some states
social democrats) have electoral and sta'te
tickets in thirty-two states and electoral
tickets in eleven others eleven more than
The socialist labor party has whole or
part electoral and state tickets in twelve-
states and electoral tickets in two others
six less than In 1900.
TAYLOR REPLIES TO PARKER
Acting; Secretary-of Treasury Gives
Facta nnd Figures.
WASHINGTON, Oct 8L H. A. Taylor,
acting secretary of the treasury, said to
day with reference to the speech of Judge
Parker to a delegation of farmers last Fri
day: I made a brief statement a few days ago
mildly calling attention to several very
apparent errors on his part, unintentional,
no doubt, but made out of the fullness of
his misinformation in regard to the conduct
of certain public aftaiis. The Judge has
not 'Joined issue' as to any of the facts,
neither has he admitted his mistakes, but
he seems to have thought some reply
necessary, and no he prepared a speech
mixing up a few of my figures with many
others to which I made no reference.
Judge Parker referred again to the treas
ury deficit of fcJ4,0t0,0uO during the llrst two
months of this fiscal year ami compares It
with the small deficit of last year for the
coi responding months. Just why he singled
out last year for a comparison I leave the
reader to Judge. If be had taken several
other recent years he would have found the
dcilclt larger than this year. As I said
in my previous statement, the drafts upon
the treasury are always the heaviest dur
ing the first months of the fiscal year. The
reason is apparent. Practically all appro
priations lapbe on June DO, the end of the
fiscal year. The new appropriations are
not available intll July 1. Then every dis
bursing officer draws for money to meet
the obligations that begin to accrue during
the new year. This year, during the
months of July and August. $101,470,375 was
advanced to disbursing u Ulcers.
Considerable of this money Is still In
their hands to meet obligations not yet
accrued or presented. There are two rea
sons why the deficit this year was large
f.rst, the receipts fell off JS.OOO.OUO, and sec
ond, the demands were unusually heavy.
Several millions of dollars were paid to
the Postoftice department, largely on ac
count of the extension of the free deliv
ery; the navy requirements were larirer
j than usuiD, r.nd the amount necessary to
; pay for sites and public buildings author
i lied and under construction was Increase,
several fold over previous years. The loss
of revenue and these demands easily ac
counts for the $24,000,000 deficit, which oc
curred during July and August, but which
succeeding months are reducing and will
wipe out Derore tne ciose or tne year.
luujtei rumer iimue ins comparison Only
with last year. If he had himself looked
up the records he would have found, al
most without exception, deficits In the be
ginning of each fiscal year, and often In
recent years they have been as large or
larger than this year. It even appears that
during the "economical" administration of
President Cleveland, to which he refers
there were heavy deficits. In July and
August. 1894 (Cleveland), the deficit was
$)8,Tg6.C0O; in July and August, 187, Just
after the close of the Cleveland adminis
tration, there was a deficit of I23.11i9.oiiO
In 1Mid-the deficit was l'-!5,M0,OO0; in 1891)
$44 896.000. So Judge Parker's comparison,
referring only to last year, was hardly a
MONTANA HARBOR FOR MINERS
Governor Will Not Send Them t Col
orado V'atll Courts Are l'n
HELENA, Mont, Oct Sl.-In response to
a telegram, from Lee Mantle, chairman of
the republican state central committee, who
Inquired of Governor Toole If he had re
fused to grant a requisition from Governor
Peabody of Colorado for the return of
Western Federation miners to Colorado,
Governor Took vald that he would not
honor such a requisition unless satlsflod
that the courts were In full operation in
Colorado uninfluenced by- military authorities
DESIRE TO AVOID A MERGER
Stockholders ot St. Louis Terminal
Company Mnke Fight In
ST. LOUIS, Oct H. A temporary in
junction, restraining ' Brown Bros. & Co.,
of New York, from establishing an alleged
"blind pool" of the St. Louis Transit com
pany and United Railways company assets
was granted today by Judge Fisher In the
St. Louis circuit court on application of
an attorney for Louis A. Cella, 8. W. Ad
ler and C. A. Tilles. who assert ownership
of 11,000 shares of 8t. Louis Transit com
pany stock. The court was asked to set
s skin the organisation of the two com
panies on the ground that "the whole
scheme was fraudulently designed and that
the railroads snd thir stockholders were
Induced to go Into It through misrepresenta
tion, deception and fraud ion the part of
Ilrown Bros., who designed to appropriate
the assets of the Transit company, which
assets greatly exceeded In value the In
debtedness of the corporation. A decision
on this will be made when the case is
heard on its merits.
Temporary injunctlpns were also secured,
restraining the Bank of Commerce from in
terfering with the rights of the plaintiffs
In the premises and from setting up any
claim to stocks,- bonds end securities pur
clwtsed by them; also, against tho St. Louis
Transit company, and the United Railway
companies, enjoining them from Interfer
ing with the rights of plaintiffs to the
property In question.
The suit filed iby Cella, Ailler and Tilles
affects the recant reorganlEation of the St.
Louis Transit company and the United
Railways company by which tho latter took
back the properties it leased In October,
1S90, to the first named company for a
period of forty years. The dual was en
gineered by the Brown Bros, company, who.
It Is stated, secured etock amounting to
$400,000 for their services.
Plaintiffs base .their action on the com
plaint that Brown Bros, ure to receive 0
per cent from the stockholders of tho
Transit company, In addition to the $400,000.
The plaintiffs say that Brown Bros, or
dered their agent, the Bank of Commerce,
to require each Transit stockholder to sign
a contract, the; effect' of which would be
to enable Brown Bros, to receive additional
compensation. . Persons refusing to sign
were not to receive United Railways stock
in exchange for TranBlt stock and the stock
to which they were entitled would be sold
to somebody else.
The Injunction, so far as it applies to the
Bank of Commerce, restrains It from dis
posing of the stock' which would go to
Cella, Adler and Tilles if they had not re
fused to sign the contract
The writ was roads returnable November
11, when it will either be made permanent
or be dissolved. . Service, has been secured
on James Brown, president of Brown Bros.
& Co., who is now in St Louis.
MEMPHIS BUILDING COLLAPSES
Several People Axe Caught I'nder the
Fnlllngc Walls of Business
fe House. '
MEMPHIS, Term., Oct 31. With a terrlflo
crash the building; occupied by the Contl-
nuai savings nan-feat la Madison street.
collapsed today, --burying number of per
sons in the wreckage: v So far as known
only one person, a negro saloon porter,
remains under the debris. The others
were quickly rescued by the fire and police
departments, ' Joseph Fischer, a tailor,
who had a shop in the building, is the
only person known to have sustained seri
ous injuries. . Fifty workmen, who had
been making excavations at the corner ad-
Joining the structure, and a number of
offienB . employes escaped when a crackling
noise warned them of the impending col
lapse. The building was a. four-story office
The dead body of Winters Parker, the
colored porter, was taken from the cellar
of the wrecked building at 6 o'clock this
afternoon. . At 6 o'clock the police an
nounced It as their belief that no one else
would be found in the ruins.
Among the persons rescued from the
debris were F. Chase, president of the
Continental Savings bank; F. J. Baum,
cashier; 'Clarence Heningburgs, teller, and
W. H. Stotts, a real estate dealer. Their
Injuries are not serious. It is believed
that excavations recently made at Nos. 13
and IS Madison street caused the wreck.
SUES FOR j-ARGE AMOUNT
Banker Would Have Funds Trans
ferred to Treasury of St. Louis
ST. LOUIS, Oct 31. Eugene H. Angert,
attorney for August E. Brooker, cashier of
the Manchester bank, today filed papers
in the suit in the district court against
nineteen directors and promoters of the
Title Guaranty Trust company, seeking to
compel the payment into the company's
treasury of $485,600. The company is named
ae co-defendant The Title Guaranty Trust
company, capitalized at $Z.U50,000, practic
ally control the title investigating business
of the city.
The object of the suit is to compel the
defendants to turn Into the treasury of
the Title Guaranty Trust company the
amount acquired by the defendants at the
tims of the organization of the company
In February, 1901, the amount being profits
on the transfer of the. stock of the con
cerns merged. Plaintiff contends that he
and all the small stockholders should par
ticipate in this profit
BANDIT SHOOTS HIMSELF
Unidentified Kan Makes Unsueeessf ul
Attempt to Rob Saloon at
TUCSON, Arts.. Oct. 31. A masked man
entered a ' saloon here today and having
lined eight players hands up against the
wall, was relieving them of their money
when Policeman Wheeler entered and ex
changed shots with him. The bandit fell
wounded, and as he lay on the floor shot
himself in the head. He was overpowered
and taken to the hospital. His condition
is serious. An accomplice stationed out
side the saloon fired one shot at the officer,
but missed. He escaped.
PfilMER OF ELECTRIC
Municipal plant acquired 18JK)
Census population ot city 129,81)4
Miles of conduits 2W
Number arc street lamp , , 1,450
Coat of plant $406,812
Yearly running expenses..., $ 08,8.'l3
Capita! outlay for the year $ (1,756
Ikiiort JUUU, United States Department of Labor.
FAIRBANKS TALKS AT HOME
Candidate for Vice President Makes Several
Speeches in Indiana.
NIGHT MASS MEETING AT FORT WAYNE
During; the Day Stops Are Mode at
Frankfort, Tipton, Elwood, Marlon
and Huntington Fourteen
Speeches for Today.
FORT WAYNE, Ind., Oct. SI A generous
ovation was accorded Senator Charles W.
Fairbanks throughout the first day of his
campaign tour of Indiana. Leaving Indian
apolis, his home city, where he had rested
oer Sunday, the senator's train proceeded
by slow stages to Fort Wayne, where the
evening meeting was held. At all the sta
tions where stops were made the crowds
mere large and enthusiastic, particularly so
In the cities of Tipton, Elwood, Marlon,
Huntington and Fort Wavne.
Fourteen speeches aro scheduled for to
morrow, the stations on the list being But
ler, Auburn, Angola, Wnterloo, Kendnll
ville, Wiilcottvlllc, LnGrange, Sturgls,
Mich.; Goshen, Elkhart, South Bend, Lu
porte, Michigan City and Hammond.
Speech nt Fort Wayne.
Senator Fairbanks' address tonight In part
was ns follows:
Eight years ngo conditions were different
from what they are today. Then we were
told If wn would udopt the freo coinage of
silver, manufacturin:: would increase and
that prosperity among the people would lie
largely augmented. Our democratic friends
said unless we coined fre silver freely
there would be no prosperity on the farm.
We refused to accept their advice then.
We did not believe it was good then and
we have not changed our minds. We have
not changed our minds either as to the wis
dom of democratic policies or na to the wis
dom of democratic leadership. We have
had prosperity upon the farm ever since
then. It was not long after President Mc
Klnley and the republican party came into
power, until we witnessed a very radical
change on the farms of the country. Con
trary to democratic, predictions after the
republican' pnrty came Into power up went
the price of oats, wheat and corn, and
horses and cattl" and mules, nnd It was
not very long until up went a great many
democratic prophets. The great leader of
democracy In 1896 and 1900 says that when
this campaign Is over he will proceed to
reorganize the forces of democracy. That
Is a pretty frank confession. It Is full of
significance. I have never yet known It
was necessary to recognise an army upon
whose banners was Inscribed the word
Tour Covers 1,870 Miles.
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 81. The special
train which will carry Senator Charles W.
Fairbanks, republican candidate for vice
president during his tour of Indiana, the
Itinerary of which covers a distance of
1,370 miles, left the Union station today.
The senator was in the best of spirits and
said to a number of friends who talked
with him at the train that he looked for
ward with pleasure to the tour of his
FRANKFORT. Ind., Oot a. Senator
Fairbanks made his first speech of the
day at Carmol, where he earnestly advised
the re-election of Congressman Landls. An
unusually large crowd was gathered at
the next stop, Westfleld, the audience in
cluding hundreds of school children. "You
can find," said Senator Fairbanks, "no
Instrumentality more efficient in advancing
the school and the home than ' the great
republican party. It was born to advance
human liberty. If. has stood for these
things which make for the advancement of
knowledge, virtue and power in the United
States. We talk of trade and commerce,
they are but Instruments of these higher
features of the best civilisation. Make
sure of the triumph of the republican
party, not because it Is the republican,
but because it is the party which plans
for these great things which are best for
you and best for our common country
men." JUDGES PARKER AT NEW YORK
Democratlo Candidate Given an Ova
tion at Madison Square Gnrden.
NEW YORK, Oct. 81. Judge Parker to
night made his first platform appearance
away from his home at Esopus since his I
nomination ae the democratic candidate '
for president He addressed a monster
mass meeting held in Madison Square
Garden, where his reception was attended
by a demonstration selddm equalled, both
In the intensity and the duration of the en
Not only was the appearance of Judge
Parker cheered, but every mention of his
name by speakers who preceded him pro
voked outbreaks of applause. The tumult
of unrestrained enthusiasm which accom
panied Judge Parker's entrance to the
garden was in contrast td the close at
tention given him during his speech of
not more than' half an hour. While his
address was punctuated with applause, the
throng which filled the garden to He ca
pacity was markedly considerate in its
treatment of the candidate. He had but
to raise his hand to gain control of his
audience. Though his voice was not
strong it la said he could be heard in
every part of the building.
Judge Parker's speech was of a charac
ter intended to appeal to the popular de
mand as well as to the audience which
gathered upon Invitation of the Parker and
Davis Business Men's association, under
whose auspices the meeting was held. It
dealth with methods of collecting cam
paign funds, and In this respect the can
didate took severely to task his republican
opponents, following the line of a speech
made recently at Rosemount on the same
subject. He told of hie own participation
In political campaigns and ssked his au
dience if it would not like to return to
what he termed the old-fashioned prin
ciples. The effort was a scathing arraign
ment of the present administration.
Movements of Ocean Vessels Oct. 81.
At New York Arrived: Moltke, from
Hamburg. Dover and Boulogne; Astoria
from Glasgow; Georgie, from Liverpool.
At Philadelphia Arrived: Frlesiand,
from Liverpool via Queenstown.
At Hamburg Arrived: Blucher, from
At Yokohama Sailed: Empress of
China, for Vancouver.
At Venice Arrived: Gula, from New
At Bremen Sailed: . Bremen, for New
At LI verpoo- Arrived: Arabic, from
At Glasgow Arrived: Pretorlan, from
Montreal and Quebec via Liverpool.
Sailed: Athens, for Montreal; Samaritan,
for Boston; Sicilian, for Montreal.
NEBRASKA. WEATHER FORECAST
Fair Tuesday and Wednesday.
Temperature at Onialm Yesterdnyl
Hour. Ilea. llonr. Ilea-.
S a. m 4T t p. n
H a. tn 441 a i. m
r a. m 47 a p. m
M n. m 4H 4 p. ni 7t
9 a. an Rl 3 p. m H"
111 i. it 4 II p. ni
It a. m 5H 7 p. m a
lis 04 N p. m H
O p. m
SUMMARY OF WAR SITUATION
Japanese Army Near Mukden Re
ceives Reinforcements and Mny
Advance nt Any Moment.
According to Russian reports, the army
of Field Marshal Oyanm confronting the
Russian forces In the vicinity of tho
Shakhe river has been reinforced by from
40.000 to 60,000 men from Port Arthur and
Japan. Earlier reports have Indicated that
General Kouropatkln has .received nearly
equal accessions to his forces, although
yesterday s dispatches from Mukden Intl
muto the contrary and convey the impres
sion that the present lmmtent finds the Rus
sians not fully prepared to meet a Japanese
advunco that may be expected to begin
any hour. A Russian advance seems to be
regarded as questionable, owing to the fact
that the period since the close of the battle
of the Shakhe river has been devoted by
the Japanese to the work of entrenching.
The contending n.-mles are within close
touch, und any cutpost brush or recon
nalrsance may bring on a general engage
ment. There Is much ennnonadlng of posi
tions on both sides, Poutlloff (Lone Tree)
hill lielng a marked storm center.
JAPAKWK AHMV IN ItKINFOHCfcll
Great Problem. Now Confronts the
MUKDEN, Oct. SI. The Japanese army
is rapidly being reinforced and it Is ex
pected that the new troops will shortly
reach from 40,000 to 60,(K. This grially
complicates the problem confronting the
Russian commander. The whole energies
of tho Russians must be devoted to holding
their positions unless they can bring up
large reinforcements speedily. Even In
that case the situation promises to become
Increasingly difficult. The Japanese foitl
ncHtlons already ure far too strong, sup
ported as they are by siege guns and rapid
fire pieces, to be carried by a frontal as
sault. Possibly these fortifications might yield
to a turning movement which would force
the Japanese to retire, but this would
require a great superiority in numbers, for
the Russians must hold their center with
a force at least equal to that of Ihe Japa
nese In order to prevent the latter from
cutting through and severing the communi
cation of the former.
Two battalions returning early on the
morning of October 29, from the banks of
the Shakhe river came under the fire from
the Japanese twelve-Inch guns, several
shells falling in the Russian ranks and
doing considerable damage. One mdn was
rendered deaf and dumb, but otherwise
he was uninjured and another was thrown
Into a ditch and buried alive. A number
Simultaneous with ' the assault on Btn
ohlnpu on October 30, the Japanese us
saul ted the position held by the Morshan
sky regiment, but were repulsed.
A cannonade against Routlloff (Lone
Tree) hill has been in progress since' the
night of October 30, but without effect.
Sunday nicrht there was a rifle and ar
tillery fire from the Japanese along the
whole Russian front. Russian sharpshoot
ers are worrying the Japanese considerably
WRECK VICTIMS REST EASY
Santa Fe Passenger Agent nnd Wife
Are to Be Taken, to
KANSAS CITY, Oct. 31. A telephone
message from the Missouri, Kansas &
Texas hospital at Sedalla today states that
W. J, Black, general passenger agent of
the Santa Fe system, and his wife, who
were injured in the collision yesterday at
Tipton of two Missouri Paclflo trains,
passed a fair night. Although Mr. Black
was restless, his condition was considered
favorable. Mrs. Black was feverish -and
her pulse rapid. The attending physician
says that there still was a possibility that
an amputation of the foot in the case of
Mrs, Black would be necessary.
The chief surgeon of the Santa Fe system
arrived here today with a special train to
remove the patients to Topeka, It may
be two or three days, it was stated, be
fore it could be determined whether or
not an operation In the case of Mrs. Black
would be necessary.
The five injured brought to Kansas Ctiy
are progressing favorably and all will re
cover. C. C. Porter of East Orange, N. J.,
a traveling man, was not aa seriously hurt
as at first supposed. B. j McGulre of
Trenton, N. J., was able to return home
HOISTING ENGINEERS STRIKE
Walkout of SOO Men Closes All Bi
tuminous Conl Mines In Illinois
Fifty Thousand Affected.
CHICAGO, Oct. tl.-Wlth both employ
ers and employes confident of victory, a
I'trike of 800 hoisting engineers in 240
bituminous coal mines In Illinois went Into
effect at 13 o'clock tonight. The engineers
declare the strike will be bitter and long,
and will result In a victory for them. The
operators declare that their victory is a
foregone conclusion and that there will
be a break In the ranks of the strikers
within a few days. The cause of the
strike is the refusal of the engineers to
sccept a reductions of 5H per cent In
wages, the same reduction having been
accepted by the miners at the last ad
justment of the scale with the operators.
The strike affects sbout 60.000 workmen,
but the operators are confident that many
of their mines will be running within a
MORGAN NOT AT. THE FAIR
Change of Plans Keeps the Flnueler
Away from the K posi
tion. ST. LOUIS, Oct. 31. According to Charles
Laiiner, president of the Fort Wayne Rail
road company, who arrived last night at
the World's fair with friends, J. liurpont
Morgan, the New York financier, Is not In
the party, of which It was supposed he was
a member. , '
"Mr. Morgan was unable to come," said
Mr. Larlner today. "Ills business was so
urgent at this time that .he could not
Get Busy at Lowell.
LOWELL. Mass.. Oct. 81 The Boott cot
ton mills, which have been closed for the
laat three mouths, resumed operations
today, A force vt about l.M is at work.
Furious Attack Upon the Outer Defenses at
ARE MEETING WITH PARTIAL SUCCESS
Hill is Taken After Fight, but Eesult of
RESUME HOSTILITIES NEAR MUKDEN
Islanders Open Engagement with Artillery
RUSSIAN MINES ARE DOING DAMAGE
Vessel Injured nnd Crew of BoaS
Killed by Mine Which Was
Found Floating at
CHE FOO, Oct. 81. 3 p. nv The general
asdsault upon Port Arthur, which began
In a preliminary way October 21, developed
Into a fiercely raging battle yesterday
When, according to a hitherto infallible
authority, the Japanese flung heavy force
against the fortress In their third attempt
to secure a commanding position.
The result of yesterday's fighting Is un
The . Japanese have been preparing for
this assault for a month. It Is believed
that the Japanese did not expect to cap
ture the town on this occasion, but to ac
complish another Important forward step.
This plan was adopted following the first
assault, when thousands of lives were sac
rificed in an attempt to swarm over the
fortifications by a mere force of number,
regardlesi of loss.
This assault, like the previous one, was
a climatic Incident of weary ' weeks of
trench digging, gun mounting and small en
gagements. In the opinion of experts the
assault will cease when the Japanese hnve
secured such positions as will enable them
to creep steadily closer under the noses
of the Russian guns. It Is believed that
two more general assaults will be neces- '
sary before Ihe distance between the bel
ligerent lines Is sufficiently shortened to
make an attempt to enter the main forts
and make the end of the siege practicable.
6:30 p. m. A steamer which has Just ar
rived here from New Chwang reports hav
ing heard heavy firing at Port Arthur last
night and today until it was out of earshot,
indicating a continuance of the battle
which began October 4 In a preliminary'
manner and developed yeeterday Into the
third attempt of the Japanese to secure a
Artillery Opens Fire.
The Japanese opened fire with their sr
tlllery along the whole line, Incidentally
continuing their dally practice of dropping
kfrhells into lh harbor. - The Russian re
plied, tne sounds, aa or distant tnunaer,
telling the Inhabitants of Port Dalny that
the long expected assault on the fortress
was imminent. The bombardment contin
ued furiously until the afternoon of Oo
tober 2)1, when the Russian guns on the
Ktue mountain, Antse mountain and Rlh
lung mountain became briefly silent At
4 o'clock that afternoon a regiment of
Japanese swept out from behind a recently
captured hill adjacent to Rlhlung mountain
and advanced on the Russian trenches ly
ing between Rlhlung mountain and the
railroad, occupying them after hours of
fighting. The Russians stuck to their post
until the Japanese were within a few
yards, both sides hurling hand grenades at
each other. The Japanese Infantry are
now using mechanical devices which enable
them to throw grenades wkh great ac
curacy and rapidity.
In the meanwhile another body of Japa
nese assaulted the trenches on the slope
of Rlhlung. mountain. The . Japanese
trenches extended to certaltr portions of
the slope and storiped some distance above
the extreme Japanese outpost, where the
ascent of Rlhlung mountain became almost
perpendicular. , The Russian trenches
seamed the slope. To advance against
them over an unbroken slope, which was
mined, even without Russian resistance
would have been a difficult task, but the
slope had been torn up, great holes having
been1 blown In it at various plaoee by the
bombardment, and the Japanese availed
themselves of these Indentations which
offered combined foothold and protection
against bullets. In th meanwhile the fire
of all their available artillery was di
rected against the Russian trenches, the
Russians eventually retiring, whereupon
the Japanese In thirty minutes constructed
trenches sufficient to shield themselves.
Russians Kxplode Mines.
The Russians exploded mines, but the
Japanese claim without result One com
pany of Japanese engaged in this fight
aroused general ' complimentary comment
for Its remarkable coolness, executing the
various muneuvers for the purpose of se
curing shelter with automatic exaotness,
as if on parade. Upon the retirement of
their troops the Russians opened fir from
Llati mountain and that night they made
a sortie. But the Japanese had In the
meanwhile brought up machine guns, with
which the sortie was repulsed.
Except for the knowledge that th bom
bardment was continued, till information
covering the period between October 27
and October 29 is lucking, but presumably
It Is much of the same character as that
Just described, the Japanese operations
gradually assuming th proportions of th
general attack of yesterday, The fighting
is reported to have been most severe from
Rlhlung mountain down along the whole
east side of th town,
, The stories of Russian prisoners vary
concerning the garrison affairs, but they
agree, however, in saying they have been
often disappointed. (Jenerul Ctoessol has
been enrlouvorlng to cheer them by promis
ing the early advent of the Russian second
Puclllo squadron and relief from General
Kouropatkln. The constant failure of these
hope to materialise depressed th soldiers.
Sloesseil is quoted us saying that while
1,000 men were left he would not surrender.
Owing to the constant shelling of Port
Arthur the Russtun ships there maintain
low pressure strm, so es to enable
them frequently to change positions. Bine
October t the Retvlsan, Poltava and Peres
vlet have often been hit, and one steamer
used In sweeping for mines was sunk.
Cue gun of the :cctrle hill buttery and on
on Marble hill Imv been dismounted by
Japanese shells. Th local Japunus are
Jubilant over the Port Arthur situation.
The crew of the Russian torpedo boat de
stroyer Ryeshltelnl, cut out of this harbor
August 12 by the Japanese, are preparing to
go to Shanghai and Join tha crew of Ui
protected cruiser Askold.
Ml'KUEN, Oct. 31.-After several day f
quietness th big guns commenced boom-