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Execution of Two Amoricans
Was Held Illegal.
ACTION AROUSED INDIGNATION
NIcaraguan Lawyers Oppoied Inflict
Ing Death Penalty Cannon and
Groce Were Taken on Board 8hlp by
Captain, Who promised to Protect
Them Zelaya Threatens United
8tates Consul at Managua.
Washington, Nov. 30. The United
States consul at Managua has boon
thrcntencd by President Zelaya and
lie has been granted permission to oc
cupy tho legation premises as bolng
Tho NIcaraguan congress will as
eemblo tomorrow and It Is rumored
that President Zelaya will retire and
possibly attempt to oscnpo from tho
country at night by tho Pacific coast,
Annrchy, It 1b Bald, may ensuo. Per
slfltent rumors from various quarters
Indicate that Irlns may succeed Zelaya
ub president of Nlcnragua.
This Information Is embodied in
telegrams which have been received nt
the state department from tho consul
nte representatives In Nicaragua.
Tho first telegram, dated Managua,
stales that Jveroy Cannon was cap
tured on Oct. 21 and Loonard Qroco on
Nov. 2, They were executed Nov. 12
unfl no nows reached the. department
of the execution until the 17th.
l MoiSPers of tho lied Cross arriving
from CdstMo stato tlint Cannon and
Oroco wore .captured while they woro
lost on the brinks of tho San Juan rlv
or, nnd that tlid captain of a ship
called them, promising not to harm
.thorn. Thoso allegations were In
part confirmed by tho NIcaraguan
jjresB, which stated that tho execution
was for an attempt to blow tip steam
ore, Tho execution caused general
indignation, which was shared by tho
commander in chiof. The minister
general, Irlos, claims to have Inter
ceded on the ground of humnnlty.
$ NIcaraguan lawyers maintained that
o execution was unlawful. The Nic
nrnguan cnptaln is In prison for hav
ing refusod to carry out Ze'aya's sen
tencc that tho Americans bo shot.
A later telegram from the consul at
Dluoflclds states that Cannon and
Groco rcBpectivoly woro lieutenant
colonol and colonel of engineers in tho
revolutionary nrmy nnd both were rog
tilarly onllBtcd under tho command of
General Chammorro. Tho highest rev
olutionary loaders declare that Groco,
acting In tho lino of duty, was with an
outpost of ten men beyond the camp
of ''General Chammorro, and Cannon,
wltjl two men, had .been sent beyond
to purvey n now position. The outpost
waM surprised by tho forces of Gen
eral Toledo nnd both officers were
FIVE MEN PICKED UP AT SEA
Search Continues for Five Others
Missing From Gunboat Marietta.
Washington, Nov. 30. Five of tho
membors of tho deck crew of tho gun
boat Marietta, who were adrift In a
gig oft Port Union, Costa Men, woro
picked up by a rescue party of th
Dob Moines, according to a dispatch
received nt the navy department. The
men had made their way to tho shore
at Coleta point, about twenty miles
from Port Umon. Tho gig was not
,Tho five men adrift In tho whale
boat of the Marietta have not been
heard from, but It Is said tholr rescue
-will bo reported soon, as searching
parties have been sent out for them.
Tho men in the boats wero missed
Friday, but owing to the fact that pro
visions are kept In tho boats, It Is bo
llevod they have suffered little from
hunger nnd thirst,
ON TRIAL FOR 8UOAR FRAUDS
Six Former Employees of Trust Are
In Court In New York.
Now York, Nov. 30. On criminal
charges, resulting from the revelations
of extensive uudorwolghlng frauds on
tho docks of the American Sugar Re
fining company in Wllllamsbuig, six
former employees of that company
were placed on trial In tho United
States circuit court hero.
Two yenrs ago, on Oct. 20, 1007,
Richard Parr, then a special agent of
thu customs service, raided the Will-
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lamsbitrg sugar docks and Reported
tho discovery of fraudulent attach
ments to the scnlcs used In weighing
Biignr ImportB. It was aa one outcome
of this raid that James F. Bender
nagel, former manager of tho com
pany's Wllllnmsburg plant, and Oliver
Spltzcr, formor dock superintendent,
nnd five checkers and welghors em
ployed on tho docks nt tho time wero
Indicted' and brought to trial.
CRANE IS WIRE KING
ATTACKS DR. COOK
Wellman Analyzes Claims of
GALLS DOCTOR AN IMPOSTER,
8ays It Is Suspicious Both In What It
Tells and In What It Does Not Tell.
Could Not Have Reached Pole With
Meager Outfit Says Commander's
Claims Are Consistent and Cred
ibleCook in Vicinity of New York.
New York, Nov. 29. They found
Dr. Frederick A. Cook last night.
That is, an authoritative statement
was issued by his brother, W. L.
Cook, saying that the oxplorer,
who mysteriously dropped from
public view Saturday, was still In
the vicinity of New York recuper
ating. He was on the verge of a
nervous breakdown and his retire
ment was absolutely necessary.
Massachusetts Senator Largest Holder
of Stock In Western Union Combine.
Now York, Nov. 27. W. Murray
Crnno, Junior senator from Massachu
setts, appears to be tho dominant fig
ure in the field of wlro communication
and electrical manufacturing, the
combination in the latter of which is
being Investigated by the department
of justice. Sonator Crane is tho head
of tho Crano company, paper manu
facturers of Daltou, Massi., n.ia 13 a
mnn af great wealth, but the showing
of his extensive holdings in the tele
phone and electrical concorn Is a sur
prise even to thoso conversant with
tho situation. He Is tho largest sin
gle stockholder In tho American Tele
phone and Telegraph company, and
thereforo becomes n power In the
Western Union Telegraph, which tho
former corporation absorbed lust
wook. Ho Is a director In the West
orn Klectrlc company, also owned by
tho American Telophone, nnd how It
develops that he Is a heavy stockhold
er In the General Klectrlc company.
IOWA STUDENT8 WIN
Ames Team Takes First Hono-s
Cattle and Hog Judging.
Chicago, Nov. 30. Students of the
Iowa agricultural college wero award
ed first In the students' judging com
petition for tho J. Ogden Armour
scholarship at tho International Live
stock ox position.
Tho Iowa students won with a total
of -1,940 points. Tholr nearest com
petltora were tho students of the On
tario agricultural college with 103
points. Ohio state college wub thlrtt,
Kansas agricultural collego fourth,
Mississippi fifth and Texas sixth. The
Iowa team took first honors In cattle
and hogs; the Mississippi team was
first In horses, and Ohio first in sheep.
TWO DIE IN BALLOON WRECK
Washington, Nov. 29. Walter Well
man, whose preparations for a con
quest of the North pole In an airship
was abandoned upon the announce
ment of the claims of Dr. Frederick A.
Cook and Commander Robert E. Peary,
Issued hero a long statement in which
he analyzes the claims of tho two ex
plorers, declaring that of Peary "pre
cise, workmanlike, consistent, credible
In every particular," and denouncing
thnt of Dr. Cook as a self evident and
even deliberate Imposture.
''Cook's story Is suspicious both In
what it does tell nnd what It does not
toll," Mr. Wellman declares. "Ho Is
generally vague and indefinite, but,
like most men of his class, altogether
too preclso at the wroug place. No
where does his Btory ring true, It Is
always an approximation of reality
itself. This Is true of his figures, his
descriptions of everything. Those of
us who havo had a share In Arctic
work, and who havo felt anxiety that
no blot of fraud should stain the proud
record of effort and sacrifice, had a
first hopo that Dr. Cook would bo able
to demonstrate his good faith. This
has dissolved in analysis of his own
story. A second hope that ho was the
victim of an hallucluatlou, nnd he him
solt believed he had been to the pole,
though of course he has not, vanishes
in tho light of earlier and subsequent
ovents. There remains, though ono
snys It with keenest regret, only tho
wretched alternative that the journey
which ho did make, and the report
which ho gave of It were deliberately
planned from the outset."
Tho gist of Mr. Wellmnn's finding Is
that with his meager party and equip
ment Dr. Cools could not possibly havo
accomplished tho feat for which ho
claims credit, that his astronomical
dnta are too minutely precise to havo
been made under the claimed condi
tions In the Held, nnd that the ex
plorer's nash or tho lecture platform
nnd his acceptance of "crowns of flow
ers placed upon his head by Innocent
women and children," before submit
ting his field records to scientific
oxnmlnntlon all conspire to his discredit,
WILL NOT ASK PARDON
SEND GANG EAST FOR TRIAL
Court Orders Alleged Swindlers Sent
San Francisco, Nov. 30. Judge Do
Haven or the United States district
court issued an order sending R. D.
llerriman, 11. W. llrown and 15. C.
Moore, said to be members of tho Ma
bray gang of alleged racing and prizo
fight swindlers, to Omaha for trial.
Tho men woro arrested a few weens
ago at San Jose. Tho attorney of tho
accused men maintained that the pre
liminary hearing did not specify that
the nets complained of were commit
ted' In the Omaha district, and Judge
Do Haven, in Issuing the warrauts,
granted a three days' stay n order
that habeas corpus proceedings may
Rattess Nurses Now.
St. Louis, Nov. 27. The thirty
nurses at Mullanphy hospital began
their labor last night with only their
rooted hair on their heads, following
the order of Sister Gabriel that all
"foreign material" Bhould be abolished.
Vhe Injunction prohibiting "rats" was
Issued for sanitary reasons.
Bodies of Most Daring Members of
Berlin Club Found In Austria.
Berlin, Nov. 27. Dr. Brcnckmnnn
and Hugo Fraucke, the two most dur
ing members of the Aero club of
Berlin, have been killed through the
collapse of their balloon, Kolmur. Their
bodies wero found near Flume, Austria-Hungary.
Nearby was their bal
loon, a huge rent In tho envelopo toll
Ing tho story of their death.
Shoots Wife and Himself.
Beatrice, Neb., Nov. 29. Fred T.
Robinson ennio hero from Lincoln and,
going to the home or his father-in-law,
shot his wife, who was visiting there,
nnd then shot himself. Iloth Robin
son nnd his wlio woro taken to tho hos
pltal. Tho woman probably enn live
but a fow hours, and there is little
hope .thnt the husband will long survive.
Gompers to Go to Jail If He Loses
Appeal to Supreme Court.
Washington, Nov. 27. "I repeat
what I have said heretofore. Justlco
Wright Is biased and Is unfit to wear
the judicial ermine."
Samuel Gompers, the president of
the American Federation of Iabor,
who arrived here, thus rererrod to As
sociate Justice Wright or the District
supreme court, who sentenced Mr.
Gompers, John Mitchell and Frank
Morrison, all officers of the federa
tion, to varying terms of Imprison
ment for contempt of court.
"If the supremo court of the United
States affirms the decision or tho low
er court, will you nsk the president Tor
a pardon?" was asked' Mr. Gompers.
"I will not," ho replied; "nor will I
willingly permit my friends to do so.
Hnd I violated any law nnd been found
guilty and sentenced to prison, I might
consider tho question of seeking execu
HUNDRED WORDS A MINUTE
Calls Special Election.
Jefferson City, Mo., Nov. 30. Gov
ernbr Hadley Issued a call for a spe
cial election In the Sixth congressional
district of Missouri for Jan. 25, 1910,
to All the vacancy caused by the death
of Congressman David A. De Armond.
"Dry"' Amendment Defeated,
. Birmingham, Ala- No. 30. All In
dlratlons point lo a niajorlty or be
twee 4 I8.0i)i and 20.90 J in Alabama
asnti'8 the prohll. Ua constitutional
Robber and Officer Shot.
BemldJI. Minn., Nov. 27. One rob
ber, whose name Is said to bo Jim
Smith, was instantly killed and Deputy
Sheriff Andrew Johnson was totally
shot In n gun fight between two rob
bers who had blown a safe in the vil
lage of Pupoaky, seventeen miles
from here. Tho other robber escaped.
Combine Four Railroads.
Chicago, Nov. 27. Official announce
ment was made of the consolidation
under one management of the Chicago
and Alton, tho Toledo. St. Louis and
Western (Clover Loaf) roads with the
Minneapolis nnd St. Louis and the
Iowa Centra' railroads.
'140 Horses Cremated,
Kansas City, Npy, 29. One hundred
and forty horses were cremated when
the Blue Front livery stables burned.
New Yorker Sets New Mark for Fast
St. Joseph. Mo., Nov. 27. At the
mecetlng of the Missouri Vnlley Com
mercial Teachers' association II. O.
Blalsdell o; New York made a new
world's record, writing 1,505 words
from copy lie had not seen before In
fifteen minutes. This was a little
more than 100 words n minute, the pre
vious high .record being ninety-five
words a minute.
Mme. Stelnhell at London.
London, Nov. 29. Mme. Stelnhell,
who recently was acquitted In Paris
of the charge of murdering her hus
band, arrived In London. The woman
evaded the crowd or waiting newspa
per reporters nnd proceeded to a hotel.
Traced to this place, she declined to
see anybody, and the manager or the
hotel, upon learning her Identity, re
quested her to leave. She took a tratn
at Huston station, it is belloved. for
Surgeon Is Selected.
Chlcjvso. Nov. 29. Dr. Harry Ed
munds of Snn FrnnclsaQ has lean
elected ns the surgeon of the Amund
sen Arctic expedition, which will start
frtm Nrtrway in July.
The Leading Dealer in
Groceries and Provisions
Fresh and Cured Meats
Northwest Corner Box Butte Avenue
and Montana Street
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Miss Rose C. Herman
Cashier and Bookkeeper
Jos. Skala. - Meat Cutter
Jake H. Herman Stock Buyer
Louis Skala ( Sansngemakers
John Herman S and Butchers
Win. C. Herman Delivery Boy
Residence Phone, 375
Best Equipped, Most Up-to-Date Exclusive
Meat Market in Western Nebraska
Shop open from 6:30 a. m. to 7 p. m,; Saturday and pay days,
open till 9 p. m.; not open on Sunday during winter
Prompt Attention to Phone Orders
We purchase good dressed beef and pork in the carcass. ; Call
at our shop before selling
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