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• Large Profits Suggest Desirability of
Equipping Lines With Elec
tric Lighted Cars.
Washington—According to data
taken from the report of the post
master general for 1905, the govern
ment that year paid the New York
Central and the Lake Shore railroads
$67.40 per ton for hauling the mail be
tween New York and Chicago. The ex
press rate on matter similar to mail
matter between these two points is $50
per ton. The railroads haul the bus
iness of the express companies for
one-half, or less, of the total charges.
Thus the railroad got $67.40 per ton
for carrying the mail, and $25 per ton
for hauling express.
In that year the Chicago & North
western railway handled 23,307,076
pounds of mail on its route between
Chicago and Omaha, a distance of 489
miles. For this service it received
$447,701, of which $99,395 was rentals
for postal cars. This made the mall
rate between these two points $38.60
per ton. The express rate on matter
similar to mail matter between these
two points was $40. Of this the rail
road got one-half or less. Thus the
government paid the Chicago & North
western $38.60 per ton for service sim
ilar to that it rendered the express
companies for $20 per ton.
During the same year the govern
ment paid the Erie railroad $228,508
for carrying 8,938,850 pounds of mail
between New York and Dunkirk, in
cluding $53,156 paid for rental of pos
tal cars. This made the service cost
the government $49.60 per ton. The
express company charged the public
$30 per ton for carrying express of a
similar nature. Of this the railroad
got one-half, or less. Thus the rail
road rendered a service to the govern
ment for which it got $49.60 per ton,
while it got only $15 per ton for ren
dering a similar service to the express
These comparisons are fairly repre- |
sentative of what is going on all over
the United States. The profits are
pretty generally conceded to he suffi
cient to require the railroads to equip
their lines with modern all-steel, elec
tric lighted postal cars, like the one
recently turned out of the Omaha
shops of the Union Pacific. ,
Fully 80 Per Cent Will Be Finished by
Opening Day.
Norfolk, Va.—Despite the energetic
efforts of officials and workmen the
Jamestown ter-centennial exposition
will be opened this week unready.
Many of the structures that are to
house domestic and foreign commer
cial exhibits and shelter the achieve
ments or the industrial arts are in
complete. Yet the sum of what has
been done, as compared with unfin
ished work, forms a satisfactory re
In the beauty of the water show,
with its amazing gathering of foreign
fleets, representing the most formid
able types of naval fighting machines
of nearly every power in the world,
and in the opening program President
Roosevelt in the leading role, with dip
lomatic, military and naval representa
tives of great and small foreign na
tions participating, the public will
have its recompense. The grounds
and buildings at the exposition are
about SO per cent finished.
Party Makes the Start from Chicago
on 26th of April.
Washington — The congressional
party to visit Hawaii on the invitation
of the territorial legislature will as
semble at Chicago on April 26. The
members will go to San Francisco in
a special sleeper attached to the Over
land Limited and will sail on the
transport Buford April 30., The Bu
ford is going to Shanghai with famine
relief supplies for the Chinese, and the
war department has permitted" the
members of congress to be taken out
on it as far as Honolulu.
Hoosicrs for Fairbanks.
I.afayetet, Ind.—At a meeting of the
republican eflitors of the Tenth In
diana congressional district resolu
tions were adopted unanimously, in
dorsing Vice-President Charles W.
Fairbanks for the republican presiden
tial nomination.
N?w Ru!? at White House.
Washington—Secretary Loeb an
nounced that ' hereafter newspaper
men will not be allowed to congregate
in the white house grounds after night
fall, or to go to the door of the white
house in search of information.
Swipes $50,000 Bonds.
New York—W. O. Douglas, loan
clerk of the Trust Company of Amer
ica, was arraigned in police court and
remanded without bail on the charge
of taking from the company $50,000
in bonds. He was arrested on the
complaint of Oakleigh Thorne, presi
dent of the Trust company, who dis
covered the los3 of the bonds. Mr.
Thorne saysi Douglas admits taking
the bonds and also told where they
were. He also made not attempt to
dispose of them and that he did not
know why he took them.
To Study on immigration.
Washington—An exhaustive investi
gation into all phases of immigration,
as it affects the United States, is
about to be begun by a national com
mission. The commission will meet
at once to perfect its organization and
to discuss plans for its work.
Vice Governor Assassinated.
Rostov-on-Don, Russia—The vice
governor of the prison was shot dead
in the streets here Sunday. His as
sassin wa arrested. -
Pronounced Guilty of Defrauding the
Omaha—“Guilty as charged in the
indictment/’ is the verdict of the jury
in the case of the United States
against Thomas M. Huntington, Fred
Hoyt and Ami B. Todd, who have
been on trial for thp last eleven days
on the charge of conspiracy to de
fraud the United States out of title,
use and possession of about 350,000
acres of land in Sheridan and Cherry
counties, Nebraska, by means of false,
fraudulent and fictitious entries and
for subornation of perjury. A mo
tion for a new trial was made.
The trial of the case before Judge
T. C. Munger was almost identical
with that of the case against Bartlett
Richards, Will G. Comstock, Charles
C. Jameson and Aquilla Triplett, who
were convicted in the former trial,
lasting thirty days, before Judge W.
H. Munger. , ,
The present trial began April 8 and
constituted the second group of de
fendants, namely. Thomas M. Hunt
ington, Fred Hoyt, Ami B. Todd and
James K. Reid. It was shown, how
ever, at the outset of the 1 rial there
was scarcely sufficient evidence to im
plicate James K. Reid in the matter
and his name was eliminated in the
present trial, Huntington, Todd and
Hoyt being the only defendants. It
was also agreed between counsel that
the trial should be had only on thirty
three of the thirty-eight counts of the
indictment as the five eliminated
counts were such as to preclude proof
being given regarding them. These
were, however, immaterial its the
same general charges were implied in
the remaining thirty-three counts, and
the government asked a conviction'
only on these thirty-three counts, and'
a verdict of guilty was returned on
each of them as to each defendant.
The eliminated counts were the
eleventh, twenty-third, twenty-eighth,
thirty-sixth and thirty-eighth.
When the jury came in all the de
fendants with their attorneys were
present. When the verdict had been
announced Mr. Gurley, of counsel for
the defense, asked that the jury be
polled, and each said this was their
Mr. Gurley at once gave notice that
he would file a motion for a new trial
for each of the defendants. Under the
rules of the federal court the defend
ants will be given ten days in which
to file a motion for a new trial and a
bill of exceptions, and they will re
main under their old bond until this
motion is dispose ! of, which is $5,000
in each instance.
Iloilo, Island of Panay, Destroyed by
Manila—The town of Iloilo was to
tally destroyed by fire Friday morning,
and 20,000 people rendered homeless.
The fire has passed beyond control of
the civil and military authorities. The
damage has not been estimated. Only
meager reports have so far been re
ceived here, as telegraphic communi
cation is affected. Iloilo is the capital
of the island of Panay, located on the
east coast.
Hand Window Glass Plants at Pitts
burg Shut Down.
Pittsburg, Pa.—The fires in hand
window glass plants under nearly 1,
400 pots will be drawn Saturday as
the result of a. decision of the manu
facturers to close for the seascn. Be
tween 150,000 and 160,000 employer,
will be affected. The closing down of
the plants two months ahead of the
usual date, it is said, is to seep down
Nicaragua and Salvador Reach Terms
for Ending the War.
Washington—A tenative agreement
for peace, has been arranged between
Nicaragua and Salvador, which prob
ablyy will end the Central American
war. Orders have been issued for the
withdrawal of all Nicaraguan troops'
from Honduras and the peace negotia
tions are proceeding.
Adverse to Dowie Estate.
Springfield, 111.—The supreme court
on Friday handed down an opinion ad
verse to the estate of John Alexander
Dowie in the Sutton will case. This
was a case where Frederick Sutton,
who was a native of New Zealand, be
came a convert to Dowieism and left
an estate of $54,000 to Dowie. It was
contended by Sutton’s heirs that the
testator was unsound in mind and had
been unduly influenced. The supreme
court sustains the findings of the low
er courts in favor of the Sutton heirs
Suits to Recover Land.
Boise, Idaho—The government has
filed a suit in the United States cir
cuit court against the Barber Lumber
company to set aside 215 patents, in
volving 40,000 acres of timber land
in Boise county, worth over $1,000,000.
Fraud in securing title to the lands is
Swettenham Incident Public.
London—A white paper issued gives
verbatim the letters of Admiral Davis
and Governor Swettenham concerning
the embarassing Kingston incident
and also the cabled comment of the
colonial secretary. Lord Elgin The
latter notified the governor January
22 that “if such a letter is correctly
attributed to you I must observe that
both in tone and expression it is im
proper and especially unbecoming to
bis majesty's service in addressing an
officer of a friendly power engaged on
an errand of mercy.”
To Honor General Booth.
Tokio—The emperor of Japan has
joined in the popular welcome to Gen
eral Bmrth of the Salvation a my and
will re*ive the general in special au
Bank President is Guilty.
Chicago — Former Judge Abner
Smith, president of the defunct Bank
of America; Gustave Sorrow, its cash
ier, and John V. Pierce, its vice pres
ident. were found guilty by a jury of
conspiracy to wreck the bank.
Stranger In New York—My Goodness, My Good Man, Can You Tell Me
What All This Racket Is About?
Guide—Oh, That’s the Peace Conference in Session, with Mr. 8tead
Allowance is Declared a Rebate Com
mission Holding That It Exceeds
the Cost of Service.
Washington—The interstate commis
sion announced its decision in the mat
ter of allowances to elevators by the
Union. Pacific railroad. This was the
Subject of an investigation by tbe com
mission prior to June 25, 1904, on
which date the opinion of the commis
sion was announced. Subse
quently in July, 1906. the pro
ceeding was reopened upon the pe
tition of railroads interested in the
grain traffic tributary to Council 'Bluffs
and Kansas City, and much additional
Testimony was taken up on which, as
well as upon the original record, the
whole matter has been fully reheard
and the commission’s present decision
is based. The decision prepared by
Commissioner Harlan is as follows:
Elevation is defined as unloading
grain from cars or grain carrying ves
sels into a grain elevator and loading
it out again after a period of not to
exceed tea days; it does not include
’•treatment” or grading, cleaning, and
clipping of grain; and retention in an
elevator beyond ten days lecomes
storage and is not a part of the ser
vice of elevation as that word is used
hi the statute.
The law clearly recognizes elevation
as a facility which the carrier may
provide, and this authorizes the carrier
to grant grain elevation at destination
or while the traffic is in transit, subject
only to the restriction imposed by the
act that elevation, like any other ser
vice offered by the carriers or ship
pers, must be open to all on equal rea
sonable terms.
Since a carrier subject to the act to
regulate commerce Is entitled to pro
vide elevation for grain shipments,
such carrier may either construct and
operate the elevator itself or furnish
elevation by arrangement with the
owner of an elevator, and the amount
of compensation paid by the carrier
to the owner of an elevator rendering
the service is of no concern to shippers
or to other carriers, unless it operates
to affect the rates charged by the car
rier upon the grain traffic or by some
device a portion of the allowance is re
tained to shippers and thus becomes a
An allowance made to a shipper of
grain who furnishes elevation service
under an agreement with a carrier is
a rebate and an unlawful discrimina
tion when it involves a profit over and
above the actual cost to such shipper
of the service rendered. It is not a
rebate when the allowance does not
exceed the actual cost.
The commission orders that the al
lowance by the Union Pacific Railroad
company to the Peavey elevators shall
be reduced and shall not exceed % of
a cent per 100 pounds, such order tak
ing effect on June 1, 1907.
Seattle Labor Council Thinks He is
Seattle, Wash.—The Seattle Central
Labor council passed resolutions scor
ing President Roosevelt’s action in re
ferring to E. H. Harriman as undesir
able citizen as Moyer, Haywood or
Debs. The resolutions criticize the
president for prejudging the alleged
murderers of ex-Governor Steunenberg
of Idaho before they have been tried
and for denying them the rights of
American citizens to be presumed in
nocent until proved guilty.
African Church Matters.
Washington—African board of the
Episcopal church is holding its ses
sion here, with delegates present
from many of the large cities. The
annual report of Financial Secretary
Lampton, which has been submitted
to the board, shows receipts for the
last year of $161,293, of which $74,195
had been retained for salaries of bish
ops, general officers and general
church purposes, $12,903 disbursed for
education; $16,i29 for ^urch exten
sion and $58,065 for widows, orphans
and indigent preachers.
Train Kills Five Austrians.
Denison—On Thursday, the fast mail
on the Illinois Central, running from
Fort Dodge to Omaha, ran down a
hand car near Ells, twelve miles north
of here, killing instantly five Austrians,
part of a surfacing gang for the road.
Dr. Oliver Haugh Executed.
Columbus, Ohio.—Dr. Oliver Crook
Haugh of Dayton, O., convicted of the
murder of his father, mother and
brother on the night of November 4,
1905, was electrocuted la the annex at
the Ohio penitentiary.
Food and Drug Manufacturers Impos
ing Upon the Public Be
yond Endurance.
Washington—“If this outrageous
misrepresentation does not cease the
department will publish a list bearing
the names of manufacturers indulging
in this campaign of deception.’’
Secretary Wilson of the department
of agriculture made this remark in
an authorized statement regarding the
fact that there had come to his knowl
edg® information that a number of
manufacturers of foods and drugs
were freely advertising that the
United States government was guar
anteeing their products. The secre
tary said that the serial number and
guarantees by the pure food and drug
act to be placed on food and drug pro
ducts were being used by these manu
facturers for this purpose.
“The serial number,’’ said Secretary
Wilson, “is assigned to fix the respon
sibility where it belongs—upon the
manufacturers—and to protect inno
cent dealers who have a right under
the law to rely upon this guarantee.
It is the guarantee of the manufac
turer, not the government.”
The secretary declared every effort
would be made by the department to
put a stop to these statements. “I
will do a little advertising myself,” he
said, “in behalf of the people. I am
growing tired of seeing these untruth
ful statements on the advertising
pages of magazines, the walls of the
New York subway and the advertising
space of the street cars of the princi
pal cities. Manufacturers who will
deceive the public about the guaran
tee will lie about the quality of their
He added that the law would be
administered fairly and that no hon
est manufacturer need fear that the
department will take “snap judgment”
on him or harrass him in any way.”
Head of War Department Talks to
Porto Ricans.
Pouce, P- R.—Secretary Taft and
his party, Governor Winthrop and the
insuiar officials accompanying them
have arrived here. A banquet in honor
of the secretary was given by the city.
The speech of welcome was delivered
by Augusto Gautier, president of the
city council. Senor Gautier compli
mented Governor Winthrop on the ex
cellent work done during his tenure
of office. Secretary Taft spoke at
Harry Thaw Says He Is III.
New York—Harry K. Thaw informed
the keeper in the Tombs prison that
he was ill when A. Russell Peabody
of his counsel called at the prison
Wednesday. Thaw was still in bed, but
on being informed that he could not
confer with Mr. Peabody in his cell,
he. went to the conference room and
consulted with Mr. Peabody for two
France for Small Armamnent.
Paris—The announcement of the
withdrawal of Italy's compromise prop
osition ia the matter of a discussion of
the limitation of armaments at The
Hague peace conference owing to Aus
tria's and Germany’s decided attitude
in opposition to it was made public
here. It does not greatly affect
France's position relative to the limi
tation of armaments.
Russian Judge Removed.
St. Petersburg, —Judge Arnold,
president of the Moscow supreme
court, who some time ago sentenced
for excesses several of the reactionists
of the Kostroma district, has resigned
at the request of M. Chtchogloviloff,
the minister of justice. The liberal
press contrasts the minister’s action
in this case with his speech in the
lower house of Parliament, April 12,
advocating an independent Russian
judiciary. Judge Arnold, who is a sen
ator. is an outspoken opponent of
drumhead court-martial.
Bonilla Ordered Away.
Washington—The navy department
is informed that the gunboat Prince
ton left Ampald on Saturday with
President Bonilla of Honduras aboard.
It was stated that President Bonilla
would be landed at Salina Cruz,
John P. Dunning is Dead.
Philadelphia—John P. Dunning, well
known in newspaper circles through
out the country, died Wednesday In
a hospital here of tumor on the brain.
He was 44 years of age.
Campaign Committee Asked to Open
the Books.
New York—A resolution intended to
secure the publication of the contri
butions made to the republican and
democratic committees at the last can
vass was offered at a special meeting
Tuesday of the National Publicity Law
organization. It caused the members
to engage in a lively discussion. The
meeting had been called by President
Perry Belmont to further the move
ment for an effective national publicity
law which would require a public rec
ord of campaign contributions and ex
penditures. The resolution, which was
offered by Alexander Troup of Con
necticut of the democratic national
committee, recommended the chair
men and treasurers of the two great
parties who served at the last con
vention to make public a statement
as to how the campaign funds were
raised. The attitude of President
Roosevelt on campaign funds was
brought into the question by Mr.
Troup’s insistence that the president
should favor the throwing open of
the books of the last campaign as
well as those of the coming national
contest.. The memorial was referred
to the national executive committee,
which will report later.
William J. Bryan urged the passage
of a law by congress providing for a
public declaration both by the donor
and the recipient of all campaign
funds. He wanted violations of this
law punishable as criminal offenses.
By this means alone, he held, could
the secret contributions given for a
sinister purpose be stamped out and
a great hindrance to honest politics be
overthrown. Other speakers were
Samuel Gompers, the president of the
American Federation of Labor, and
Governor Warfield of Maryland.
Mr. Belmont after pointing out that
the publicity law of the state of New
"York was brought about by the com
bined efforts of organized labor, demo
crats and republicans, and that this
law already had proved beneficial,
urged united and nonpartisan effort
to secure a national law.
In a brief s'peech Mr. Bryan told
what he thought the national publicity
law should be. He said that all con
tributions over the minimum should
be made public before the elections,
both by the committee receiving it
and by the person or corporation mak
ing it. Failure to comply with this,
he said, should be punished as a penal
Twenty Dollar Gold Pieces Made in
Denver Are Fve Cents Shy.
Denver, Colo.—Department heads of
the United States mint in this city
and three government agents connec
ted with the mint headquarters began
checking up the coinage of the mini
and making the annual settlements',
several weeks in advance of the usual
time for the settlements. This action,
following the government report that
the gold coins from the Denver mint
have been found to be under value
in fineness of gold. The government
report states that the coins are found
to be under fine to the extent of 5
cents on every $20 gold piece.
Clerk Forced to Open the Safe, De
livers $25,000.
St. Paul, Minn.—A bandit held up
the Northern Pacific Express com
pany’s union depot office and com
pelled the cierk to open the safe and
give him a package containing $25,000.
At 10.30, night, an accomplice of the
robber called at the office and induced
one of the clerks to step outside.
Fred Zimmerman, the other clerk,
soon afterward found himself con
fronted by a masked robber who
pointed a pistol at his head and made
him hand over the safe's contents.
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Honduran Gunboat Surrenders to
Puerto Cortez—Via New Orleans—
Honduras' only war vessel, the gun
boat La Tumbla steamed into this
harbor Monday flying the American
flag. The Stars and Stripes were quick
ly succeeded by a white flag, which
the La Tumbla run up in token of sur
render to the Nicaraguan gunboat San
Jacinto, which had steamed out to
meet the Honduran gunboat.
Governor Holds that Measure Violates
the State Constitution.
Denver—Governor Buchtel vetoed
the anti-fusion bill passed by the last
general assembly, which made it un
lawful for the name of any candidate
to be placed upon the official ballot as
the nominee of more than one polit
ical party. The governor holds that
the bill is a violation of the consti
President’s Cousin Dead.
Washington—George W. Roosevelt,
a cousin of President Roosevelt, died
at Brussels, where he, was consul gen
eral. He served as consul in various
countries since 1878.
Thaws to Leave New York.
New York—It is stated that after
District Attorney Jerome returns and
the question of bail is discussed with
him, the entire Thaw family with the
exception of Mr. Evelyn Nfcsbit Thaw,
will leave New York. The countess
of Yarmouth will sail for England,
Mrs. William Thaw will go to Cres
cent, Pa.; Josiah and his wife will go
to Watchliff, R. I., and Mr. and Mrs.
George L. Carnegie will make a tour
of the south. Evelyn Nesbit Thaw
will continue to live at the Lorraine.'
Gets Sentence of 99 Years.
St. Louis, Mo.—Robert Smith was
convicted in the criminal court of hav
ing attacked Buelah Libbard, a 14
year-old girl, and was sentenced to
ninety^nine years in the penitentiary.
Smith is 45 years old.
To Test 2-Cent Fare.
Indianapolis, Ind.—A suit in equity,
apparently to test the legality of the
2-cent fare in Indiana, which went into
effect April 1, was filed by Anna M
Boyie in the United States court.
Attorney General Thompson Tells
How to Find Them.
Attorney General Thompson has
given the following opinion regarding
a way to find the owner of mortgages,
in answer to an inquiry:
L. H. McKillip, Esq.. County Attor
ney of Seward County, Seward, Neb.—
Dear Sir: I have your letter of the
9th inst., in which you ask for an
opinion on the following proposition:
Where the records of a county show
mortgages payable to various banks,
and the bank officials, when interro-'
gated by the assessor concerning the
same, declare that the mortgages have
been sold, but decline to disclose the
names 'of the owners, what is the as
sessor's duty and how can the names
of the real owners of the mortgages
be ascertained?
The law contemplates that every
owner of a mortgage obligation shall
pay a tax thereon. The assessor is
net compelled to take the unsworn
statement of any peison that he does
not own specific property. If upon in
vestigation he is unable to ascertain
the names of the true owners of such
mortgages he should make a list of
the same, stating the names of those
who appear to be the owners thereof
from the county records, and present
the list and report to the county
board of equalization. The board,
having the list and report before it,
has sufficient information to enable it
to exercise the authority vested in it
by sections 121, 122 and 123 of the
revenue law, and can by process com
pel the attendance of such persons
and receive their sworn testimony
relative to the ownership of the mort
gages. I apprehend that by pursuing
this method it will not be difficult to
ascertain the names of the real own
ers. After obtaining this information
and giving to the owners the notice
required by statute, the board can add
the property to the assessment roll.
The board may also act in such a case
without a report from the assessor,
but the above is one way in which the
assessor may substantially aid in get
ting taxable property entered for taxa
Railroads Plan to Get People Out to
Vacant Lands.
OMAHA—With the discontinuance
of issuing free transportation to the
land agents of the west the railroads
are moved to devise some other
scheme to upbuild the unsettled por
tions of the western states. Some
will work along one line and some
another. The passenger department
of the Burlington has arranged for
four personally conducted land-seek
ers’ excursions into the lUg Horn
basin* the dates of which are May 7
and 21 and June 4 and 18. These will
bo run on cheap homeseekers’ rates.
The Burlington will advertise these
excursions most extensively from the
Allegheny mountains to the Missouri
The rates will also be good to the
Yellowstone valley, where is located
the Huntley project, the tract of 30,
000 acres irrigated by the government
and which will be thrown open to set
tlement this summer, according to
plans yet to be determined by the gov
ernment. This will be, when com
pleted. one of the most complete tracts
ever thrown open by any government
for settlement, as telephones will run
to the farm houses, which will also
be supplied with electric lights. This
tract, together with the other large
area's along the iBig Horn river which
will be open for settlement this sum
mer, is expected to attract large num
bers of prospective settlers to (he
Will Comply With Demands.
Lincoln—In conference with the
railway commission the Northwestern
officials declared that they were will
ing to do anything demanded by the
commission. Ben White, S. F. Miller
and R. J. McGinnis represented the
railroad Commissioner Clarke said
that the commission would shortly
adopt the schedules in effect January
1. as a maximum, but White did not
approve of this. He declared his road
would make no changes in rates with
out permission.
Street Car Passes On.
And now passes on street cars are
barred. The State Railway commis
sion has sent notices to all street car
companies doing, business in the state
that, under the anti-discriminating
clause in the commissicyi law. they
would be expected to extract from the
pocket of every passenger the little
charge made for carrying people.
Fruit destroyed at Kearney.
Kearney—Kearney was visited by a
snow storm and cold weather which
destroyed the fruit. N. C. Dunlap,
manager of Watson's ranch states that
the late cold weather has destroyed
the peach crop, especially all the ear
lier budded varieties, and that some
damage has been done to cherries.
Big Prices for Nebraska ..and.
Hartlngton—Three thousand two
hundred and eighty acres of !and*in
Cedar county sold for nearly $6S per
acre, which establishes a new scle of
prices for northern Nebraska lands
and crowds the high priced lands (Of
eastern states for prices., The land is
all located in the north half of Cedar
county and was sold at the referee
sale of the funds' zl the estate of Jor n
hammers. Much of these lands were
pasture and hay lands and some cf
the choice prices brought unheard of
prices west of the Missouri river.
Rushville Rifles.
Lincoln—The Rushville Rifles will
henceforth be officially designated as
company I. according t<^ an order is
sued by Adjutant General Culver. The
disbanding of the Wahoo company has
made room in the regiment far the
Fear for Oat Crop.
Friend—The continued cold weather
has caused some grave apprehensions
is to the safety of the oats, as well
is the prospects for a fruit crop Pears
ind apricots are beyond redempticn.
Chilpancingo. Population 7,498, Ruined
and Eleven Persons Killed and
Twenty-seven Injured.
Chilpaneingo, Mexico—This city has
been completely destroyed by an earth
quake. The known dead number
eleven and the badly injured twenty
seven. The greatest panic prevails
and people are fleeing to the open
country. The earth continues to rock
at half hour intervals and minor
shocks are completing the work of de
Word has raeched here that the
town of Chilapa, forty kilometers to
the north-eastward, has also been de
stroyed. No details have been re
ceived as to the number of the dead
and injured. The population of Chil
panciugo is 7.49S and until the panic
into which the citizens have been
thrown abates it will be impossible
to state the ntfmber of casualities.
The population of Chilapa is 1,500. No
word has been received from Tixtla,
and it is feared it also has been de
stroyed. According to the movement
of the earthquake Tixtla would be in
its direct line.
The following message was sent to
the federal telegraph office in Mexico
City from Chilapa:
“Our boys are wonting in a public
garden. A terrible panic prevails as
the earth continues to tremble at reg
ular intervals. Send us tents that
we may establish an office out in the
All communication with the west
coast has been cut off since the mo
ment of the first; big shock, and it is
not known to what extent that region
suffered. The nearest large town,
Acapulco, 131 kilometers to the south
west of this place, has not been heard
Both the volcanos of Colima and
Jorullo are in this region. The earth
quake, it ts feared, may cause these
mountains to become more active and
to destroy much property and many
Shock Felt in New York.
Albany, N. Y.—The strongest and
longest earthquake shock recorded
on the seimograph at the state mu
seum here since the instrument was
installed began at 1:14 a. m. Monday
and continued more than two hours.
The record is much more pronounced
than that made by the San Francisco
earthquake of last year. The maxi
mum vibration was so severe as to
swing the pendulum clear off the re
cording cylinder.
Former Senator Allen Says He Will
Take It Into the Courts.
Lincoln, Neb.—The statewide pri
mary election law enacted by the last
legislature is to be tested in the courts
even before the people of the state
have an opportunity to try it. Former
United States Senator W. V. Allen
himself, if no other, said he intended
to attack the constitutionality of the
act during the summer previous to
the primary. Senator Allen holds the
law is unconstitutional because it pro
vides a person must tell his party
affiliation before voting at a primary,
and other points, he said, are radically,
in opposition to the constitution.
Cleveland Speaks of Eckels.
Princeton, N. J.—Former President
Cleveland was deeply touched when
he learned of the death of Mr. Eckels.
He said: “I was closely related to
Mr. Eckels and his death comes to
me with a peculiar shock. In impor
tant work I learned to know that he
intelligently and industriously devoted
himself and I learned to know and ap
preciate his rare qualities. These in
cidents have personal touch with my
deceased friend and cause me to
mourn -his death as* a great personal
D. M. DELMAS’ FEE $25,000.
First Open Indication of Rupture Be
tween Thaw’s Lawyers.
New York—D. M. Delmas on Tues
day received $10,000 from the Thaw
family, and with the payment came
the announcement that his fee, which
had been estimated variously from
$50,000 to $100,000, was $25,000.
Two-Cent Passenger Law.
Lansing, Mich.—The two cent rail
road fare bill recently passed by the
senate was passed by the house Thurs
day with only one dissenting vote. The
bill allows upper peninsula roads and
those roads of the lower peninsula
which earn less than $1,200 per mile
per year from passenger trains to
charge three cents per mile, but all
other roads are required to charge
only two cents.
Lieutenant is in Trouble.
Seattle, Wash.—A dispatch to tho
Post-Intelligencer from Port Town
send. Wash., says that Lieutenant Her
bert Millar of the coast artillery, at
tached to the Fort Flagler garrison,
will be tried by court-martial, which
will convene in a few days. Lieuten
ant Millar is a nephew of James A.
Garfield, one of the presidents of the
United States who was assassinated,
and a son of a wealthy steel operator
of Harrisburg, Pa. He IS charged
with conduct unbecoming an officer
and a gentleman.
New Japanese Battleship.
Kure, Japan—The battleship Aki
was launched here. It Is said that It
will be fitted with turbine engines.
The Aki is of 19,000 tons and will
carry four 12-inch, twelve 10-inch and
twelve 4.7-lnch guns.
Burlington Crop Outlook.
Omaha—The Burlington soil and
crop report for the Wyoming division
shows the wheat acreage considerably
increased over last year, the fall wheat
starting nicely. The soil is in fair con
dition on the Sheridan division.