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HOUR CITY. NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1. 1908
MUCH IN SMALL SPACE FOR THE
EVENTS COVERING WIDE FIELD
Scmethirg cf Congress. Political Gos
sip Here and There, and News and
Notes cf General Character.
Senator L&Follette, in introducing
Judge Taft at Madison, pledged his
support to him and said that Wiscon
sin would give him a magnificent
William R Hearst in an address to
the New York Independence league
convention rt ad more letters from
John Archbold to United States sena
tors and part of an Ohio court record
to show that Governor Haskell of Ok
lahoma was one of the organizers of
t :e Steel trust.
U. T. Russell, editor of a democratic
paper, in an open letter to \V. J. Bryan
says that if the Nebraskan was ignor
ant of charges against Haskell it is
because he refused to read a ten-page
statement given him last fall covering
:ae governor's operations in five states.
Senator Foraker has cancelled his
engagement for the Lincoln Douglas
celebration in Galesburg, Illinois. Octo
Mr. Bryan wrote a letter to Presi
dent Roosevelt in which he defends
Governor Haskell, treasurer of the
national democratic committee and
challenges the president to produce
evidence convicting Haskell of con
nection with the Standard Oil com
John Hays Hammond was re-elect
ed by acclamation as president of the
National League of Republican clubs.
A change in the constitution was
adopted providing for four vice presi
dents in order to recognize all sec
Nebraska republicans, in state con
vention refused to declare for bank
guarantee in any form.
Governor Haskell of Oklahoma, af
ter a conference with officials at
democratic headquarters in Cemago,
announced that he had resigned as
treasurer of the democratic national
Report of umaha banks to comp
troller of currency shows an increase
in amount of loans, amount of de
posits and amount of casn reserve on
Nineteen persons were lulled and
about twenty injured by wreck of
eastbound Burlington passenger train
near Park City. Mont.
The cholera epidemic in St. Peters
burg has been checked by cold weath
er and no further increase in num
ber of new cases is expected.
Liberals in England lose the Irish
vote through the attitude of the par
ty on the religious question pre
sented at the recent Eucharistic con
gress in London.
General T. Coleman Dupont of Del
aware has resigned as memner of the
republican executive committee and
as director of speakers' bureau.
Senator Foraker, in an extended
statement, says his connection with
Standard Oil company was only tem
porary ar.d defends his course in the
Dun's Review of Trade says that
fall business is increasing and that
more factories have resumed opera
James .1. Hi!l sent a communication
on the hank guaranty to the Stale
Bankers7 association in Lincoln, and
Prof. J. Lawrence Laeghlin of Chi
cago also read a paper on the same
Samuel Gompers claimed in the
hearing in which he is appearing that
Mr. Van Cleave hired detectives to
track him anr also at one time want
ed to bribe him to divulge the secrets
of the laboring men.
Nebraska bankers in convention op
posed postal savings banks and the
bulk of sentiment is opposed to guar
anty of deposits.
The Textile American, an authority
on the wool and cotton business, pays
Omaha a high tribute as a wool mar
ket and says the warehouses in that
city have passed the experimental
Frank Shereliffe, the notorious
diamond robber, jumped from a train
at Canon City, Col., just as he was
about to be taken to the penitentiary
for a term of twenty five years.
A train on the ’Frisco road ran over
a hank at Carthage, Mo., and a num
ber were injured.
The open hearth furnaces of the
Carnegie steel works at Homestead
and two departments of the Howard
Antle works started to run on double
turn for the first time since last Oc
Cholera begins to take persons in
high places in St Petersburg.
The laud office is receiving many
letters concerning the Tripp county
reservation land opening.
President Roosevtl in 3,000-word
letter furnished Mr. Bryan with infor
mation he asked for regarding Gov
ernor Haskell's connection with 'he
Standard Oil company.
Central T dephone building and
^jstoslce at Paris was destroyed by
fire, canting a loss of ?5.000,000.
Judge Tap began his western trip
making a epeth at the home of
George Ade and at night addressed
the railroad run oT Chicago on labor
Forest fires in Maine, southern Can
ada. New York and Pennsylvania do
great damage and smoke interfers
with movements of shipping.
Drouth in New York and New Eng
land the most severe in years and fac
tories compelled to shut down. Forest
fires are doing great damage.
William J. Bryan has offered the
mascot mule presented him by the Ag
ricultural society of Minnesota as a
prize to the county showing the larg
est percentage of increase in the vote
for democrati< electors over the aver
age vote for electors in the last three
Second Assistant Posfptastt r Gen
era! McCleary has resigned in order to
accept nomination as congressman in
At the thi:r> first plowing match of
Illinois held < n a farm. near (diet,
!1 Alvin Stalk was proclaimed the
champion plowman of the world. Stark
drove a single sulky plow with three
horses over half an acre. The judges
deflated that there was not a variation
of half an inch in the furrows, meas
ured at the ends and the middle.
On acoount of the rapid spread of
cholera in Kus-ia. Surgeon General
Wyman of the public health and mar
ine hospital service has decided to
send to that country a cholera ex
pect to study the situation, advise the
home office and take such steps as
may he considered desirable in pre
venting the spread of the disease to
the United States, of which there is
considered to be strong possibilities
Orville Wright, who was seriously
injured Thursday in the aeroplane ac
cident which caused the death of
Lieutenant Thomas E. Selfridge, con
tinues to improve.
The Indian bureau has undertaken
to prevent the continuance of what
the commissioner considers has been
an abuse in the manner of procuring
Indian children for attendance at non
reservation Indian schools, by issuing
circulars prohibiting the schools from
sending canvassers to the reservation
to secure business.
President Roosevelt is back in
Washington from his summer vaca
The treasury department has order
ed the acceptance of the proposal of
the Bedford Stone and Construction
company of Indianapolis for the con
struction of the St. Louis posloftice
building, using face brick and orna
mental terra cotta for fating. The con
tract price is $863,000. the work to be
completed by July 1, mo.
American business men wiTT fL>-d to
continue unrelaxed effort if they hope
to maintain their present trad? rela
tions with Mexico, because o‘ the ag- I
gressive methods pursued by other j
countries *o capture that tracie, says !
Special Agent Batman of the depart- |
ment of commerce and 1 a ho r. in a re- i
port on trade conditions in Mexico.
The countess of Yarmouth, sister of
Harry K. Thaw. and who recently was
granted a decree nullifying her mar
riage, announced formally through her
lawyers at Londan that she had de
cided to drop her title and henceforth
be known as Mrs. Copely Thaw.
J. Cornell Taylor, charge d’affaires
of the American legation in the ab
sence of Minister Morgan, was assault
ed by a Cuban in Havana. Cuba. The
assault was unprovoked and several
Cubans were concerned in it.
During gunnery drill at Tulon.
France, one of the big turret guns
on the French armored cruiser Lat
ouche Treville exploded with terrific
violence, completely wrecking the
after turret and killing outright the
entire gun crew of thirteen men.
Cholera victims are dying by the
score in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Tile report is published in P’aris that
Prince Miguel of Braganza, the eldest
son of Dom Miguel, the pretender to
the throne of Portugal, was recently
secretly married to Mrs, Samuel Sloan
Chauncey. a rich American widow.
An imposing Anglo-German work
ingmen’s peace demonstration was
held in Berlin. Some 20,000 German
workmen gathered to welcome a dele
gation representing the British work
men. and much enthusiasm was dis
played on both sides.
The court of the District of Colum
bia ruled that Samuel Gompers must
answer Questions asked by the attor
ney for the range corn] any in the
The president and his family have
returned to Washington.
John Robinson, the veteran circus
owner, was married in his private car
at Clarksville, Teun., to Miss Mary
Maud Dogan, a professional nurse,
who has been traveling with him for
st me time.
Nat Goodwin, the. actor, has filed
At Tilbury, Ont./Sir Wilfred Uu
rier. premier of Canada, made cam
paign speeches in both French and
English and kissed several Tilbury
young ladies who presented him with
Burglars who robbed Mark Twain's
home at Redding. Conn., were captur
ed after a fight and the humorist posts
a notice advising the next robbers
how to proceed.
Chairman Mack sent a telegram to
the president bearing on the temo
cratic campaign contributions.
Mr. Bryah st?nt a telegram to the
president demanding proof of the
charges made against Governor Has
The will of Banker Morosini was
filed in New York and bequeaths an
estate valued at or more to
SERIOUS CONDITION IN PENNSYL
VANIA AND VIRGINIA.
iGilSffilS OF MISERS IDLE
Low Water Prevents River Improve
ments r.nd Mr.ay Factories Are
Closed Along the Streams.
Pittsburg.—With loss's aggregating
several uiii ion dollars from forest
fires and heavy losses to crops and
h'e stock, the reported loss of a num
ber of lives due to fighting timber
conflagrations. 11.« enforced idleness
of thousands of workmen owing to the
suspension of manufacturing establish
ments because of lack of water, the
health authorities anticipating a se
rious epidemic of contagious diseases
and many small streams dried up and
prac' cally obliterated, the drouth of
1908. which has held western Pennsyl
varfia. eastern Ohio and West Virginia
in its grasp for more than two months,
remains unbroken each day gradually
increasing the seriousness of the un
While in the Pittsburg district the
water supply is sufficient to carry on
all business, the Jow stage of the
rivers has caused a congestion of
much coal in this vicinitv. Every
available barge and uoat has been
loaded with coal and at present, with
almost 20.000,enO bushels in the Pitts
burg harbor, the river coal mines have
been compelled to shut down for the
want of shipping facilities. There are
about 15.000 miners employed in .he
river mines along the Monongahela
valley. This great fieel of coal is for
supply of points in the west and south
and the probabilities are there will be
a coal famine experienced, especially
in the northwest should conditions
prevent the shipment of the coal be
fore cold weather sets in.
In West Virginia lumber plants,
glass factories and iron and steel mills
located along the rivers, are closed on
account of insufficient water. In east
ern Ohio the same conditions prevail,
and it is feared the great iron and
steel mills at Youngstown. O., employ
ing over 20.000 men. will have to sus
pend operations unless the drouth is
' In’all sections of the dry zone pray
ers are offered up daily and these
prayers will continue until they are
answered with rain.
TOWNSITES NOT SELECTED.
Map Showing Lands Subject to Entry
is Not Ready.
Dallas. S. D.—Because of the fact
that a great many maps purporting to
be correct plans of Tripp county, shew
ing the allotments to Indians, some of
which have not yet been approved by
the government, and purporting to
show the locations of the several gov
ernment towmites. Judge J. W. Wit
ten. superintendent of the opening,
has stated, that as a matter of fact the
secretary of the interior ha? not as yet
made any reservation for townsite
purposes, and the commissioner of
the general land office has notified
Judge Witten that his office has in tie
way recognized any of the proposed
townsites. and has direct’d Judge
Witten to make and report me it inves
tigations and inspection as will he
helpful to the seer* tary m making -es
ervations for townsite purposes. The
secretary will, as directed by the act
of congress, hereafter reserve from
these lands such tracts for townsite
purposes as in his opinion may be re
quited for future interests.
WHARTON TO HANDLE MONEY
Chcsen Chairman of National Repub
lican Finance Committee.
Omaha—Hon. John C. Y. barton of
Omaha has been appointed by Chair
man Hitchcock of the republican na
tional committee to be an assistant to
Assistant Treasurer Fred W. Upham.
having in charge the funds for the
western district of the United States.
.Mr Wharton wiil be the chairman of
the Nebraska finance committee, and
will have charge of the collection of
the funds for the national campaign
in this state.
Oklahoma Thieves are Busy.
Muskogee. Old.—Horse thieves have
carried on their depredations in al'
parts of Oklahoma recentlv to an ex
tent not t nailed since the frontier
days, according to a statement issued
here hy R. R. Ramsey, sheriff of Mus
kogee county. Sheriff Ramsey sgys
that within two weeks he has received
reports of 208 horses stolen in differ
ent parts of the state. “It is evident,”
said he, "'hat organized gangs of
thieves, tempted by the prevailing
high prices of horses, are committing
Fleet is Nearing Manila.
Manila—The Zamboanga wireless
station was in touch with the Atlantic
battleship iieet at 8 o'clock (Monday)
TWENTY-ONE ARE NOW DEAD.
Two More Men Injured in Wreck at
Young’s Point, Montana, Die.
Billings, Mont.—Twenty-one are
now dead and nine injured as a re
0,.;'t of a collision at Young’s Point
R. E. Vlvkers of Hardin, Mont.,
died after being brought to the hcspi
*•'.] in this city, whi e Samuel Clcmo
w 7.. a hide dealer of Billings, and
Berg Western of Atchison. Kan., died
dortly alter midnight Saturday
FALL STYLES IN COLLEGE STUDENTS. •
There will be wide variety in the styles in college boys, this fall, says the i
current issue of a f shion journal. The prevailing college student style, how
ever, will show coats worn to the knees, with five or six vents, and cuffs to the
e bows. Cuffs will so be worn on -the trousers, the object being to expose
the calf of the leg f om the knee down, affording a cunning little peek at the
garter. Stripes, wriggles and spots will constitute the modest patterns. Green
and pale lavender hats, with trimming in the back and floppy brims, turning
up and down, back and sideways, will be popular to cover the collegiate cran
TWO TOWNS IN DISTRESS
COUDERAY, WIS-. AND RUSH CITY,
TV1INN.. MAY BURN UP.
Both Places Ask Help in Fighting the
Flames—California Forest Fire
Couderay, Wis.—A terrible forest
fire is raging on the outskirts of the
town. The frantic people are packing
their household goods and preparing
to move out.
Minneapolis has I* j«n asked to send
ar; engine and appals will be made
to other towns. Unless the wind dies
down the town will be burned.
St. Paul. Minn.—Rush City. Minn.,
I is reported burning. The St. Paul
j fire department lias been appealed to
! for aid and Friday nigh; sent an en
I gine company and seven men to the
| burning city. Rush City is 54 miles
i north of here on the Northern Pacific
Eureka, Cal. — The forest fire
which has been raging in the
j northeastern part of Humboldt county
i is reported to he under control. A
| rough estimate places the burned area
| at 20.000 acres. It is impossible to
give any exact estimate of the loss,
, but it is believed that it will exceed
$200,000. Two men are known to have
j perished in the flames.
Washington.—A telegram was re
| ceived Thursday from Raymond W.
! Pullman of the forest service, who
j is in Minnesota investigating forest
! fire conditions for the government,
j He estimates the loss in that state at
j $5,000,000 to $10,000,000, with the fires
I still burning. ■ He reports a heavy rain
| fall lasting five hours, but says 36
; hours of raiti are necessary to put out
I all fires.
MANILA SADLY DISAPPOINTED.
Preparations for Entertaining Fieet
All Are Wasted.
Manila. — The effect of Secre
| tary of the Navy Metcalf's order
i that in view of the presence of cholera
in Manila no shore leave was to be
granted or visitors from shore allowed
on the battleships when the Atlantic
fleet arrived, has been largely dis
counted by the realization Thursday
that it would be impossible to cleanse
the city before the arrival of the fleet
about October 1. People fully realize
the necessity of the situation but they
are bitterly disappointed at the out
Thousands of dollars have been
spent in preparation for the reception
and entertainment of the officers and
men. The decorations have been prac
ticEllv completed. A program elab
orate and novel which represents four
months’ work by 250 active commit
teemen had been arranged.
Drowned at Military Camp.
St. Joseph. Mo.—The first acciden
tal death at Camp Everett Peabody,
where 5.000 regulars are encamped,
occurred Thursday when Private John
H. McCawl of Baltimore, Md., Troop
M, Fifth cavalry, was drowned in
Lake Contrary. He drove his horse
into the lake, slipped from its back
and started to swim. The horse
kicked him on the head and he sank.
Bubonic Plague May Enter Country.
Washington.—That the gulf and At
lantic coasts of the United States are
in danger of an infection of the
bubonic plague was the note of warn
ing sounded Friday by Dr. N. K. Fos
ter of California before the delegates
in attendance upon the twenty-third
annual meeting of the conference of
state and provincial boards of health
of North America. He expressed the
belief that such an infection already
may have taken place. The address of
Dr. Foster, who is president of the
organization, startled the delegates.
FRENCH NAVAL DISASTER.
Thirteen Men Killed by Explosion of
Toulon. France.—During gunnery
drill Tuesday one of the big turret
guns on the French armored cruiser
Latouche Treville exploded with ter
rific violence, completely wrecking the
after turret and killing outright the
'entire gun crew of 13 men. A num
ber of men were seriously injured
some of them probably fatally.
The accident was similar to that
aboard the gunnery schooiship Cou
1 roune off Les Salins d'Hyeres, August
j 12 last, when by (he bursting of tbt
breech of one of the guns six men
! were killed and 18 injured.
The drill Tuesday had been proceed
I ing for a considerable time when, with
out warning, the whole turret seemed
to blow out. Dismembered bodies
were thrown in all directions and sev
eral of them were burled into the sea
through the great breach caused by
The spectacle was horrible, the dead
and wounded, together with shattered
arms and legs, littering the decks. A
call to quarters was sounded and as
speedily as possible the wounded were
cared for. The gun that exploded was
7.6 inches bore, of which the cruiser
carried iwo. Happening so soon after
the accident on the Couronne, the ex
plosion has caused a sensation in na
val circles and doubtless will lead to a
most rigid investigation. The La
touche Treville carries a complement
of 370 men
YANKEE IS AGROUND.
Cruiser Caught on Spindle Rock Near
Newport. R. I—The United States
cruiser Yankee struck on Spindle
Rock, near the western entrance to
Buzzards bay. during a fog Wednes
day. breaking several holes in her hull
on the port side. She was still hard
and fast Wednesday night.
Several tugs attempted to release
the cruiser in the afternoon, but with
out success, and additional help was
sent for. The naval collier Lebanon,
a wrecking outfit and two tugs, have
been started from the New YTork navy
yard to the Yankee's assistance, and
the naval collier Nero, which is on her
way to Boston, will also be asked to
come to the aid of the Yankee.
The fog was still very thick in Buz
zards bay at nigh:, but the sea was
smooth and the Yankee was apparent
ly in no immediate danger.
Frank Robirson Is Dead.
Cleveland. O.—Frank De Haas Rob
inson. owner of the St. Louis National
League baseball team, street car pro
moter and capitalist, died suddenly at
his home Friday night.
Mr. Robinson was born in Pittsburg
but went to Dubuque, la., at an early
age. A widow and daughter survive
Vanderbilt Divorce Made Absolute.
New York.—Justice Gerard in the
supreme court Thursday signed the
final decree of absolute divorce in
favor of Elsie French Vanderbilt from
Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt on the
recommendation of Referee David Mc
Clure. The interlocutory decree was
granted on May 215.
Well-Known Banker Dead.
Philadelphia—The death of James
W. Paul, banker and financier of the
firm of Drexel & Co., Philadelphia; J.
P. Morgan & Co., New Y’ork, and Mor
gan, Harjes Company of Paris, was
reported here Friday night from Hot
Springs, Va. Mr. Paul, it was stated,
died of apoplexy.
Shah Orders New Elections.
Teheran.—The shah Friday issued a
manifesto ordering new elections and
calling for the convening of the assem
bly and senate November 14.
HORRIBLE COLLISION OCCURS ON
SMOKING CAR TELESCOPED
Between Thirty and Forty Passengers
Killed and Injured—Bodies of
the Victims Shockingly
Butte, Mont. — Nineteen persons
were killed. 11 seriously injured,
several fatally, and about 80 more
or less hurt in a collision be
tween passenger train No. Ik. known
as the east-bound Burlington flyer,
and a west-bound freight train at 8:1(1
o'clock Frida.' morning at a siding
known as Young's Point, about 30
miles west of Biliiugs. on the Northern
The passenger, running about 50
miles an hour, crashed into the freight
just entering on the siding during a
blinding snowstorm, the engineer of
the passenger failing to see the signal
ting of the brakeman of the freight
train in time to avert the collision.
Smoker Is Telescoped.
The express car telescoped with the
smoker and a majority of the fatalities
and injuries were in this car. The
express car was raised over the plat
form of the smoker, the superstructure
sweeping the seats and not a passen
ger in this car escaped death or in
jur' The other passengers escaped
with cuts and bruises.
On the train was the Spokane dele
gation to the National Irrigation con
gress at Albuquerque. None of these
Fireman Ora Babcock jumped and
was killed, striking on his head. Milo
Halloway. a brakeman of the Billings
train, was killed. The scenes around
the smoker were horrible, heads,
bodies, legs and arms being inter
woven with broken seats and equip
ment. In one place seven bodies were
so tightly wedged together that they
were only separated with difficulty. It
was almost impossible to succor the
injured without trampling on the
Partial List of the Dead.
A partial list of the dead follows:
Col. Bonson of Utah, John Cawlan.
Billings. Mont.; Lon Anderson. Hardy,
Mont.: Lorrenz A. Stewart, Dean,
Mont.: H. C. Gomble, Ministon, la.;
E. L. Eymock. Denver, Col.; D. H.
Barnes Seattle. Wash.; G. M. Kon
sick, Anaconda. Mont.; Ora Babcock.
Billings, Mont.; S. Chingdon. Chico
Springs, Mont,; Charles E. Johnson,
Denver, Col., district passenger agent,
Nickel Plate railway; George Battle
rock, Anaconda. Mont.: John Ryan,
Cushing, Okla.; Milo Halloway, Bill
ings. Mont.; - Sichemratn, address
unknown; two unidentified coal
miners, en route from Anaconda,
Mont., to Kirby, Wyo.
ABE RAYMER IS ACQUITTED.
Yerdict of Not Guilty in First Spring
field Riot Case.
Springfield. 111.—The case of Abe
Fiaymer was given to the jury at 5;40
■■ m. Wednesday and court took a re
cess. At nine o'clock the jury re
urned a verdict of not guilty. Ray
uer was as white as a sheet when the
iury filed into court. As soon as the
cerdict was announced, he grasped
be hand of each juror and made a
speech thanking them.
As this is the first of the riot cases,
nvolving a total of 117 indictments
■eturncd by the grand jury, it is con
sidered quite sig«ificant. It was
iroved that Raymer was a member of
he mob and the court held that any
nember of the mob was guilty in the
‘yes of the law, but the jury acted on
he lack of evidence to prove that
taynier actually had a hand in the
WASHINGTON LIFE IS SOLD.
Pittsburg Syndicate Gets Morton's
Old Insurance Company.
New York.—The control of' the j
Washington Life Insurance Company
Thursday passed from the hands of j
Levi P. Morton. Thomas F. Ryan and
Harry Payne Whitney, to a Pittsburg j
syndicate headed by William C. Bald I
win. president of the Pittsburg Life
ind Trust Company.
The deal was completed late Thurs
fay afternoon, and Mr. Baldwin was!
elected president of the Washington i
Life Insurance Company to succeed
lohn Tatlock. In retiring from the
Washington Life former Gov. Morton !
severs a connection with the com
pany which has continued for almost
ill years, he having been one of the
'barter members of the company, one
if the oldest in the country.
Steamer Erik Hits Iceberg.
St. Johns, N. F.—With her hull dam
aged by collision with an iceberg, the
steamer Erik, which accompanied the
Peary expedition to the north, is re
torted on her way to this port. The
famage to the vessel is said to be
ill above the waterline.
Funeral of Lieut. Selfrtdge.
Washington.—The funeral of Lieut,
selfridge, who was killed in the fall
)f the Wright aeroplane at Fort Myer
i few days ago, was held at Arlington
National cemetery Friday. The Epis
'opal burial rite was observed at the
trave and troopers from the fort fired
Widow of Gen. Bragg Dies.
New Orleans.—Mrs. Eliza Bragg,
vidow of Maj. Gen. Braxton Bragg, of
he confederate army, died in this city
ate Friday afternoon.
HIT IN $30,800 SWINDLE
FIVE ARE INDICTED IN THE
True Bills Prepared—J. M McFarland
Is One of the Accused
Chicago. — Two indictments nam
ing fivj persons involved in the
operations by which Mrs. James A.
Patten was induced to pay out $80,
S00 for editions de luxe, were prepared
1 hursday in the office of the state s
attorney. The indictments were based
on true hills voted by the grand jury,
were submitted again to the jurors
and the investigating body returned
them in court.
J. M. McFarland, who testified as a
state's witness before the grand jury
in the Patten case, was named in the
indictments as a codefendant. The
other four persons against whom the
indictments are named are said to
have been McFarland's associates in
his book deals.
Two separate transactions are taken
cognizance of by the indictments. The
first of these was the one ot December
4. 190i. by which Mrs. Patten was in
duced to pay out $8,800. The second
Transaction is the one of April 30.
390S, by which she was induced to
part with $22,000. In each of
the indictments the charge was
conspiracy to operate a confidence
McFarland appeared before the
Strand jury and there told the story
of his own part in the alleged fleecing
of rich people by means of the book
scheme. At the same time he exposed
the persons who, he says, worked the
plot with him. and whom he accuses
of having pocketed most of the profits
Mrs. Patten was also a witness. She
told of the large sums of money that
she turned over to the alleged ring of
book swindlers with whom, at the in
troduction of McFarland, she did busi
ness. She told of the notes she signed
and furnished documents in support of
Since the discovery that McFarland
has turned state's evidence and that
his own testimony as a co-conspirator
w-ill be used to prosecute former as
sociates, the men caught in the net
are reported to have been making
overtures of their readiness to return
some of the notes and money which
ARREST BROWN AND PARTNERS.
New York Detectives Nab Members of
Failed Frokera&e Firm.
-New York.—Detectives from police
headquarters appeared in the A. O.
Brown & Co. case Friday giving it a
sensational turn when they arrested
five members of the failed stock ex
change firm as they emerged from
the federal building, where a hearing
into the affairs of the firm has been
going on for some days before United
States (Commissioner Gilchrist. A
sixth arrest would have been made
if sickness had not detained still an
other member of the firm in a New
Jersey hospital, beyond the jurisdic
The charge against them was that
of grand larceny and it was preferred
by a former client of the firm. Miss
Helen S. Abernethy of this city, who
alleges the loss at their hands of 20
shares of Missouri, Kansas & Texas
railway common stock valued at about
$600, and 25 shares of United States
Steel preferred stock valued at $1,184,
on or about August 21 last.
BURIED IN RED HOT BRICKS.
Tragic Fate of Two Men at Kenmare,
Minot, X. D.—Slowly roasting !o
death under tons of red hot bricks, in
plain view of their comrades, who
were unable to assist them. E. W.
Drake, Sr., and Clarence Bailey met
a tragic death at Kenmare Wednes
day. The big kiln of the Kenmare
Brick & Coal Company burst when
but ten hours from completion. Drake,
who was the manager of the plant,
was buried up to his arms in the red
hot pile, and it was not for over 30
minutes that he could be reached by
the rescuers. Bailey, the 17-year-old
son of a prominent farmer, was com
pletely entombed and was not found
for an hour. His body was roasted to
Bad Band Is Broken Up.
Winnipeg; . Man. — The arrest
and conviction Friday at Moose
Jaw of Joseph Cop very, for horse steal
ing, of Kid Royal and George Birch in
Montana and the sentencing of a
fourth, named Hofferscn, to the North
Dakota penitentiary, breaks up a bad
band of horse rusilers who have been
operating in southern Saskatchewan
and adjoining states for some time.
They stole hundreds of horses. These
were the leaders.
Federation of Labor Convention.
Washington.—The call for the twen
ty-eighth annual convention of the
American Federation of Labor has
been issued. The convention will
assemble in Denver, Monday, Novem
Denver Coliseum Burns.
Denver, Col.—The Coliseum, on
Champa street between Eighteenth
and Nineteenth streets, this city, was
completely destroyed by fire of un
known origin Thursday. The Coli
seum was one of the city's landmarks.
Insane Mother Slays Babe.
Elkhart, Tex.—Mrs. John Dalton,
living three miles south of here, be
came insane and choked her baby to
death. There was no one at the house
at the time except Mrs. Dalton and
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