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VOLUME XXVI LOUP CITY, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 1909 NUMBER 10
i A Boiling Down of the Kars Impor= *
tant Events Here and There X
I* A bill lias been introduced by Sen
ator Burkett, giving the Elkhorn
Jf railroad the right-of-way over the
Niobrara Military reservation, Ne
Great crowds were attracted to the
house during discussion of the pres
i idem's message, which was formally
tabled as being disrespectful to con
congressman Smith of Council
Bluffs is on the warpaih and proposes
tc reply to strictures of the president.
Congressman Kinkaid has intro
duced a bill authorizing the resurvey
of the west half of McPherson county.
Nebraska, the east half being now in j
course of resurvey by a bill passed by
congress about two years ago.
Governor Sheldon of Nebraska is
w, anxious for the passage of Senator
UlMoCuinber's bill providing for free
■(water to any educational institution
||lki irrigated districts. In a letter to
^pSenator Brown the governor urges the
p assage of this bill, declaiing his de
feire for the establishment of an ex
reriment station in the irrigated coun
**Mry similar to the dry farming station
now located at North Platte.
X President Roosevelt sends a mes
sage to congress giving detailed infor
Sc mation as to why the secret service
'bureau is necessary,
n Following the receipt cf President
Bcosevelt's special message asking
at appropriation cf SSuo.'JOO for the
IX ief of Italian earthquake sufferers
t® e house and the senate pa.-^ea res
cjkr.iiyi.s appropriating 8;iff which
vi:l! oe immediately available.
■ Members of the house mentioned in
®e president's special message on
tt * secret service declined to make
*i.y public reply, "i have no com
jr - nt to make at this time," said Mr.
Fitzgerald. "Whatever comment I
d> sire to make wt'l be made from my
place on the floor as a member of
£&Gngres3.” Wafer I. Smith, cf Iowa,
eaid he would make a speech in ref
erence to the rr ntion of his name,
is® tit that he would hot rise to a ques
tion of personal privilege.
W Speaker Cannon conferred with the
» president at the latter's invitation con
i' concerning ssage which will be
ft rent to ocn!M<£ relief cf the Ital
||Tian Snffererg^Si'r. Cannon said con
... [gress would provide a liberal appre
fljpiriation as quickly as possible.
So many protests have been sent in
jMto senators and Representative Hau
Ife-en over the proposed appointment of
lyj. H. Anundson of Mason City as bam:
^examiner for northern Iowa to succeed
E B. Shaw that it is now regarded as
'"^■tactically settled he .will not be
intmed. Objections are being made to
t' Armndson on the grounds that he is
not qualified for bank examiner.
'ear Admiral Roblev D. Evans in
address to Navy league, said the
•cess of the voyage cf the baltle
ps to the Pacific was due largely
the good work cf stokers and
ml. Former United States Marshal Mat
thews of Fremont. ^Cebr.. replies to
President Roosevelt in a tart letter.
ij which the president is bluntly so
used of lalsehrod.
Purchase of the Colorado £ South
i n road by Hi!j spurs Hardman up
3 push railroad building in the wc-at.
I Washington au:korit;es stave there
little danger from epidemic d s
ses ;a earthquake region.
Papers were sent to the senate by
e president to show that secret
rvice agents investigated Senator
liman’s alleged connection with cer
in Oregon laud deals.
Governor Sballenberger took the
th of office before a large crowd of
ectators and he and retiring cor
ner Sheldon read their messages to
e Nebraska legislature.
Governor Folk of Missouri in his
pssnge to the legislature advocates
ate commission on waterways and
[Senator cutcerEon m cn extended j
peech in the senate raid the »>resi
pnt's action in Steel trust merger
as arbitrary and lawless.
Governor Sheldon in his message to
[ientifle study of Nebraska to de
iate-wide prohibition with suspension
lause. favors physical examination of
andidates for matrimony and re
iews condition cf state affairs.
Judge Trft discussed cabinet mat- j
its with Sena'or Knox and after
Other cnference s.oon some an
ouncements of appointments may be
President-elect Taf* puts himself
>n record as favoring heartily the
Jrild labor laws in the south.
Six night riders were found guilty of
■nurder in the first degree and two of
rpurder in the second degree.
! Governor Shallenbfirger, elect of
■Nebraska, advocates bank guaranty
Saw with a fund created by tax of
L. of 1 per cent cn capital stock of
■ stockholders of the Omaha & Ne
Raska Central railway, a projected
Hterurban line, want to know what
Has become of the money they have
■ Mr. Bryan insists that house com
MUees of Nebraska assembly be
Kmed by the advisory committee.
Bishop Thoraas F. Lillis of the
Leavenworth Catholic diocese tele
graphed $1,000 as his personal con
tribution to the Italian earthquake
sufferers to New York.
Paul Morton was the first witness
examined in the government’s investi
gation of the so-called Harriman
merger, which was begun in New
Charles L. Wagner, secretary of the
Lecleure bureau, Chicago, which has
charge of the public appearance of
Mrs. Florence Maybrick. entered a
vigorous denial of a report that h9
and Mrs Maybrick are to wed.
The Omaha and Lincoln commer
cial clubs presented memorials to
congress asking substantial allow
ance for postal clerks, more pay for
federal judges and for a tariff com
The Supreme court handed down
a decisicn refusing to review the gov
ernment's appeal from the United
States court of appeals reversing the
fine of $29,000,000 against the Stan
dard Oil company.
Italians of Omaha held a meeting
and started a fund for sufferers at
home. Mayor Dahlman addressed
them expressing sympathy.
The election of senators whose
term will expire nine years hence were
made in France. They resulted in an
endorsement of the government.
The suit of Count Boni de Castel
lane for custody of his children was
settled in favor of their mother, form
erly Miss Anna Gould, of New York.
Archbishop Ireland, speaking of the
lalian earthquake, says: “It is simply
a terrible thing. One teust be near the
scene of any disaster to have any con
ception of it. It is becoming clearer
every day that nothing ever occurred
in Italy to equal this earthquake.”
Gregory county (S. D.) towns are in
a contest for the land office which is
to be moved from Mitchell, S. D. Con
gressional delegation divided on the
It is now believed that the loss of
life in Italy and Sicily by earthquake
will reach 200.009.
The house committee, headed by
Perkins, reported in favor of tabling
President Roosevelt's secret service
message and a hot uebate followed,
after which recommendations of the
committee were adopted.
A census cf the crippled and de
formed children of the United States
may be taken by the government.
Senator Burkett has reintroduced his
amendment for such a census.
Senator Burkett has received nu
merous petitions from citizens of Ge
noa. asking him to use his influence
to prevent the abandonment of the
Genoa Indisn school Commissioner
Leupp recommended closing the
school, owing to the decrease in at
Congressman Kinkaid has recom
mended John M. Dietel for pcstmaste;
at Adaton. Sheridan county, vice C. S.
Rucker, resigned. Also the appoint
ment of Archie B. Wynes as postmas
ter at Oshkosh, vice August Sudman,
The house passed bills authorizing
the Delaware, Lackawanna £: Western
Railroad company and the Lacka
wanna Railroad company ~to construct
a bridge across the Delaware river be
tween Columbia X. J.. and Slateford,
Pa., and providing for the granting of
leaves of absence with pay for thirtj’
days to employes on the Panama canal
injured in line of duty.
Drastic measures were considered
by the Perkins special committee of
the house appointed to recommend
action in defense of the body in replt
to the criticism made by the president
in his annual messas-e in referring to
secret service legislation. When the
matter comes before the house an in
teresting debate is anticipated.
Suffering Italy continues to occupy
the thoughts of most of the citizens
and officials in Washington. Aroused
to a full consciousness of the appalling
disaster which swallowed up so many
lives, the one aim is to get relief to the
stricken people as speedily as pcs
t-uKe. Money is pouring into the
suffice- of the American Xational Rec:
Cross ansi is being telegraphed abroad
ass fas; as received.
Senator McCumber of North Dakota,
is preparing to press his bill for feder
al grain inspection. H - hopes to get it
passed by the senate this winter. Sec
tetary Wilson is earnestly In favor of
it, and says that unless conditions with
respect to grain shipped abroad by this
country improve, America’s export
grain trade will hptseriously affected
A largr number of prominent army
and navy officers will retire for age in
ibe course of the year 1909. Among
them will be Lieut. Col. Levy p. Hunt
r'f the Second cavalry, who will retirc
People of Georgia ask for a chief ex
ecutive that is fond of possum.
Anson R. Flower. New York’s banker
philanthropist, died a* Watertown.
Sam Blythe, the Washington cor
respondent, votes Will Hayward of Ne
braska -he handsomest man in public
Dr. George E. Howard of Nebraska
university contends that divorces are
a good thing.
President-elect Taft will deliver a
message io the whole south at a
banquet at Atlanta January 15.
Judge Tail regrets that unfair in
terpretation has been placed on the '
withdrawal cf his brother from the
Ohio contest. His action was not at
the suggestion cf the president-elect
or Chairman Hitchcock.
Mr. Pool, of Johnson county, was
chosen speaker cf the lower house of
the Nebraska legislature.
Italians in this country are raising
much money for the earthquake suffer
A Slate Chapter of the Daughters of
1812 was organized at Omaha.
AS TO TOE CABINET
IT IS ALL GUESS WORK UNTIL
THE FOURTH OF MARCH.
FORECASTERS CAN CET BUSY
Review of the Names Being Mentioned
and the Probabilities of Them
Washington—The decision of Presi
dent-elect Taft to refrain from making
public the names of men he has select
ed to be members of his cabinet, with
the exception of Senator Knox and
Frank H. Hitchcock, has had the effect
to incite much gossip. With no possi
bility of an official contradiction con
fronting them, would-be cabinet build
ers are now free to exercise their in
genuity and imagination to the full
and are not slow to avail themselves
of the opportunity. Without doubt the
many names which are being brought
forward for the various portfolios are
those of at least a few successful as
pirants. but it is decidedly unsafe to
attempt to indicate who they are. The
most that can he done is to accept
probabiiiies as such, simply because
any attempt to make positive state
ments would be unwarranted ill the
light of last night's announcement
The only possibilit) of accurate in
formation transpiring regarding the
seven vacant cabinet positions lies in
the promise of the friends of some of
the selected persons to discuss the
matter, for it is hardly conceivable
that any public man would decide upon
the acceptance of a cabinet office
without conferring with his personal
Yet Senator Knox, on his return
from Augusta Sunday, rather grim
ly hinted that any candidate who
either personally or through his
friends betrayed the confidence of the
president-elect might find that after
all he was not on the list and this
statement may have seme effect in re
straining cabinet talk by people who
are really advised.
But following in the line of prob
abilities certain names, by dint of te
itoration in connection with cabinet
vacancies without developing denials,
have come to be regarded as feasible.
Such, ffir instance, is that of George
W. Wickersham, the New York law
yer and legal partner of Henry Taft,
the preside.nt elect'* brother. He has
been consistently mentioned in con
nection with the attorney general, hip
Bit: it should be remembered that
Senator Knox is a potent influence
with the president-elect and that he
has a feeling of the highest regard
and admidstion for the anilities of So
licitor General Hoyt, with whom he
was in intimate relations during his
own occupancy of the office cf attor
ney general. It easily may be be
lieved that he would urge Hoyt's se
lection should it develop that Wicker
sham’s appointment was found to be
inexpedient in the very fact of his bu
siness connections with the president
The fact being conceded that the
Pacific coast is to be represented in
the new cabinet causes great weight
to be given to the suggestion that
Richard A. Ballinger is to be the
lucky rran and his name has been
connected with the secretaryship of
the interior, although :t is well known
that the Pacific coast people would
prefer that the naval portfolio come
to their section, because of their im
portant navy yard interests.
CHARLES P. TAFT AT AUGUSTA
Will Remain with His Brother Until
He Starts for Panama.
Augusta, Ga.—Charles P. Taft with
his wife and daughter, arrived here
Sunday night and were met at the sta
tion by the preident-elect and Msrs.
Taft. They expect to remain here un
til the preisdcnt-elect leaves for Pana
ma. At that time the Taft family may
go to Cuba, though their plans are
said not to be matured.
Panama Treaties Signed.
Panama.—President Obaldia has re
ceived advices from the Panama le
gation at Washington,!saying that at
midnight Saturday night the final
drafis of the treaties between the
United States and Colombia and the
United States and Pnnama were
signed. As the national assembly is
now in session, it is probable that
these treaties, which cover questions
i.u dispute between Panama and Co
lombia will be submitted for ap
proval before adjournment.
Ten-Year-Old A Bank Robber.
Joplin. Mo.—Charged with looting
the Noel State bank of Noel, forty
miles south of here. Oliver P. Billings,
aged 10, was arrested her<;> by Sheriff
Carnell, culminating a five weeks’
case. The tot entered the bank
through a rear window while Ca hier
Kissler was at his noonday meal ana
looted the cash drawer of its entire
Trade With Panama.
Washington—Sis million dollars of
imports from Panama and $0,000,000
of exports to Panama represent th-'1
trade of chat republic with the United
States during the past five years, ac
cording to a bulletin by the bureau of
statistics made public a few days ago.
While it is contended that a large
part cf the $0,000,000 represented
merchandise sent to Panama, it is
stated that a larger part than would
perhaps be supposed has been for
other purposes especially food stuffs
THE ICY MIT.
RIGHT RIDERS USE CONVICTED
SIX GUILTY OF MURDER IN THE
Two Escape with Twenty Years for
Second Degree Murder—Death
Probable for Otners.
Union City, Tenn.—With a verdict
of guilty in varying degree, the jury
in the night rider trials reported at
S:45 p. m. Thursday night. The 12
men found Garrett Johnson, Tid Bur
ton, Boy Ransom. Fred Pinion, Ar
thur Cloar and Sam Applewhite guilty
of murder in the first degree with
mitigating circumstances, and Bud
Morris and Bob Huffman, the other
defendants, guilty of murder in the
second degree, and fixed their punish
ment at 20 years in the penitentiary.
The punishment of the six first
named defendants was left, to the
court, and may be death or life im
The court probably will sentence the
six first named defendants to dhath.
The defeadau.s Laok -the verdict
with calmness, as they had.been ex
pecting it since the closing of the ar
guments. Attorney Pierce turned to
them when it was announced, and
said: "We will tear this case to pieces
in the supreme court.”
The state expected a verdict of first
degree murder in all eight cases, and
was visibly disappointed. Bob Huff
man. one of the men to escape with 20
years, is the man who, according to
the confession of Frank Fehringer.
fired the shot which killed Capt. Ran
ken as he was being drawn up by the
When the jury’s readiness to report
was announced the military quietly
surrounded the courthouse and a de
tail of soldiers, with revolver holsters
open, was deployed around the walls
of the courtroom, but there was no
demonstration. The prisoners were
quickly handcuffed and under military
escort taken to prison. The verdict
is considered a compromise one, and
no trouble is feared by the authori
TOOK MONEY TO GUILD HOME.
Embezzling Granite City Banker Sen
tenced to Five Years.
Springfield. Ill—Pleading guilty to
the charge of embezzlement and giv
ing as an excuse that he took the
money to build a home for himself
and his bride, Wesley A. Martin, for
merly a Granite City banker, Friday
was sentenced to live years in the
federal prison at Leavenworth, Kan.,
by Judge J. Otis Humphrey in the
United States district court. Martin,
prior to his arrest, was a social leader
of Granite City. He took $20,000 of
the bank's money. The shortage was
made good. His wife has stood by
him, and she was at his side when
he was sentenced.
Accused cf Stealing Bank Funds.
Philadelphia. — Dewitt C. Hil
legt.s. a well-known insurance broker
of this city, was arrested yes
terday by the United States authori
ti-s, charged upon the affidavit of
Paul: Examine- Folds, who accuses
him with misappropriating funds of
the r.oyertown N’at onal bank in con
nivance with Morris L. Hartman, the
cashier, and being responsible for the
failure of the institution in June
Big Mail Rcbbary in Paris.
Paris. — A mail sack containing
bonds, etc., worth $200,000 was
stolen from a delivery wagon in the
Chaussee d'Antin in broad daylight
yesterday* The police have not the i
slightest clew to the thieves.
Bury 1,300 Quake Victims.
Messina.—A most impressive funer
al ceremony was witnessed near here
Thursday when Archbishop Barrigo
made his way through the ruins of the
city to the cemetery at Mare Grosso:
and blessed a grave 100 feSt wide and
30 feet deep, containing 1,309 bodies.
The dead wera piled one on top of the
other and the bodies covered with
quicklime. The prelate was followed ;
to the cemetery by a large gathering
of survivors whose lamentations
mingled with the Latin words of the
i service and benediction.
MINISTER MOT THE VICTIM.
Carpenter Was Murdered and Cre
mated—Pastor Is Sought.
Port Huron. Mich.—By means of
two false teeth it was definitely estab
lished Friday afternoon that Gideon
Browning of Adair village was the
man who was butchered last Tuesday
evening in the little 'Rattle Run”
Methodist church in Columbus town
With part of the mystery which has
| enshrouded tho brutal crime thus
j cleared, the supervisors of St. Clair
county immediately offered a reward
of $300 ior the arrest of Rev. John H.
; Carmichael of Adair, pastor of the lit
tle church, who was at first supposed
i to have been killed, dismembered and
. then burned in the church stove.
Strenuous efforts io discover some
motive for the destruction of the car
; penter by the minister have been
fruitless. Rumors that Carmichael
had been seen crossing the St. Clair
river imo Canada could not be cor
j roborated. An officer sent to St.
; Thomas, On!., reported no trace of
Mrs. Carmichael and Miss Carmi
j cbael. wife and daughter of the min
ister, were examined bv the prosecut
ing attorney here and he stated after
ward that he was convinced they
knew nothing of the murder nor the
“FATHER” HORTON IS DEAD.
Founder of City of San Diego, Cal.,
Sr.n Diego, Cal.—Alonzon Erastus
Horten, founder of the present San
Diego and its oldest inhabitant, died
Thursday, aged >S5 years, as a result
of infirmities incident to old age. In
1867 “Father" Horton, as he was uni
versally known, surveyed, and pur
chased at auction for 26 cents an acre,
the 880 acres of land around the bay
upon which San Diego now stands.
Every flag in this city is at half-mast.
Heside being the oldest local Inhabi
tant, Horton was the second oldest
Elk in America.
RG3EERY CALLED A FAKE.
Deputy Postmaster at Sault Ste. Marie
Arrested as Embezzler.
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.—Deputy
Postmaster Frank L. Higgins was ar
rested Friday on a charge of embez
zlement. The arrest is the outgrowth
of an alleged robbery of which Hig
gins reported himeeif the victim De
cember 14. it was stated at that time
tha, three foreigners assaulted the
deputy postmaster with a sand bag
while lie was alone in the pest office
making out his payroll the previous
evening, and that his assailants es
caped with ?2,500 of post office funds.
Forest Re:erv;s Upheld.
Denver. Col.—The United States
government Tuesday won its case in
defense of the constitutionality of for
est reserves, when .Judge Lewis in the
United States district court handed
down a decision in favor of the com
plainant in the case of the United
States against Fred Light et al. The
case involved the right of the depart
ment of forestry to charge grazing
fees and was regarded as of the ut
most importance in the west.
Deputy Kills Texas Ranger.
Amarillo. Tex.—Texas Ranger “Doc"
Thomas was snot through the head
and killed Tuesday morning by Dep
uty Sheriff Keaton in the county court
house. It is said that bad blood had
existed between the two men since the
smuggling from the county jail here
Several days ago of Arthur Liuister,
wanted at Hot Springs. Ark., in con
nection with a murder case.
Boys Charged with Murder.
St. Louis. Five boys, ranging in
ttS? from 8 to 13 years, were arrested
iu their classrooms in the Shaw school
Friday and charge! with the murder
of William Wnchter, a peddler, who
was found with his skull crushed. The
arrests followed information given to
the police by Mrs. Mary Goebthardt,
r.232 Wilson avenue, mother of two of
the prisoners. The boys are: Joseph
Leo, 13 years old; George Remmel,
1" 1 ears, Frank Mamie, nine* yearn
old, and Henry and Arthur Goebe
hardt, 11 and 8 years old.
HOUSE LAYS SECRET SERVICE
MESSAGES ON TABLE.
DEVOTES DAY TO CENSURE
Won’t Receive Any More “Disrespect
ful” Communications — Roosevelt
Tells Alleged Facts Disclosed
by Tillman Probe.
Washington.—After having made
him the target all day for criticism,
with here and there words of com
mendation, the house of representa
tives Friday night by a vote of 212
to 35 rebuked the president by tabling
so much of his message as reflected
on members of congress regarding the
secret service detectives, and also
declaring it to be the sense of the
house that they shall decline to con
sider any communication from any
source which is not in its own judg
Senator Culberson's resolution in
structing the' committee on the judi
ciary to report whether the president
had authority to permit the absorp
tion of the Tennessee Coal & Iron
Company by the United States Steel
Corporation was adopted by the senate.
Tells About Tillman Probe.
President Roosevelt Friday night
made public the details of an investi
gation by post office inspectors and
secret service agents of Senator Till
man's connection with an alleged
■'land grab" in Oregon. As he pre
sents the evidence to Senator Hale, in
response to the latter’s request to the
heads of the various executive depart
I ments for a statement of the opera
tions of the secret service, the presi
dent undertakes to show:
That Mr. Tillman used his influence
as a senator in an effort to force the
government to compel a railroad cor
poration to relinquish its control of
land grants from the United States
in order that he and his family and
his secretary. J. B. Knight, might
Profit through the purchase cf some
of the land;
That the senator used his govern
ment franking privilege in numerous
instances for the conduct of private
Comparatively few senators were
favored with the opportunity of read
ing the president’s report to Senator
Hale, but those who did read the re
port took a serious view of it, al
though most of the senators refused
to believe that Senator Tillman had
ever done anything iu violation of his
oath as a senator.
Dean Howard Poisoned.
Dcs Moines, In—Dr. Howe, special
examiner appointed by Coroner Iver
G. Xewlen to look into the sudden and
mysterious death of Dean Frederick
Howard of Drake university. Thanks
giving day, reported Wednesday night
that the distinguished professor was a
victim of poison. Quantities of mor
phine were found in the intestines.
The report says that there are marks
pointing to asphyxiation. As to who
administered the poison or whether it
was self-administered, is not known.
Accused of $1,000,000 Forgeries.
Oakland, Cal. — F. B. Signor, real
estate promoter and mining broker
of this city, was arrested on com
plaint sworn to by James H.
Murray, a multi-millionaire banker and
mining man of Montana, Salt Lake and
Seattle, but more recently of Monterey,
Cal., charging Signor with forgeries
aggregating nearly $1,000,000. Signor
is alleged to have forged Murray’s
name to four notes of $100,000 each, as
well as to numerous other negotiable
Afghan Army Invades Persia.
Teheran.—There is a persistent ru
mor in circulation here to the effect
that 6.000 Afghans with nix guns have
crossed the Seistcn frontier into Per
sia. The Scistan frontier is the
junction where eastern Persia and
southwestern Afghanistan meet.
Courthouse Sold for Two Dollars.
Kankakee, 111.—The Kankakee coun
ty courthouse, built in 1871, was sold
at auction Friday for two dollars to a
local contractor. It will be replaced
by a $150,000 building.
NOT GUILTY OF ERB MURDER
MRS. ERB AND MRS. BEISEL ARE
ACQUITTED BY JURY.
U.fendants Scream and Fall Into Each
Other's Arms When the Verdict
Media, Pa.—Mrs. M. Florence Erb,
wife of Capt. J. Clayton Erb, who
was well known in political circles all
over Pennsylvania, and her sister.
Mrs. Catharine Beisel, who were
charged with the sensational murder
of Capt. Erb on the night of October
6, 1998, walked from the Delaware
county courthouse Thursday free
women. After the jury had been out
nearly 18 hours it brought in a verdict
of not guilty in the case of each
woman, both of whom had been
charged separately and jointly with
shooting the captain. Thus ends a
trial that has held the interest of the
people of the country for more than a
week during which much scandalous
evidence was brought out, some of
which did not reach the reading pub
Judge Johnson took his seat just
as the jury was escorted into the
room. There was absolute silence.
Then the court clerk went through the
usual proceeding of asking whether
the jury had agreed and the foreman
announced the verdict of not guilty in
There was a second's pause a dead
silence, then, with a half scream, the
sisters fell in each other's arms.
Everybody in the court room was on
his or her feet and women wept as
they looked at the pathetic scene.
Surrounded by Wild Crowd.
In an instant the women were sur
rounded by friends and their attorneys
and overwhelmed with congratula
Harry Beisel threw his arms around
his wife and his sister-in-law, Mr*.
Erb, and tears came to their eyes.
This scene lasted several minutes.
The jury was not polled, and after
Judge Johnson had thanked them.
Mrs. Erb hurried from her seat to
Dickinson, the foreman, and wrung
his hand. Mrs. Beisel did likewise,
and they went down the line of the
12 men. Tears stood in the eyes of
most of them and the thanks of the
women were sobbed out in broken
EXILE CAUSE OF DOWNFALL?
Overthrow cf Yuan Shi Kai Blamed
on Ousted Reformer.
New York. — Special cable ad
vices from Penang. Straits Settle
ment, says that Kang-Yu-Yvei, China's
exiled reformer and leader of the Chi
nese Empire Reform association,
claims credit for the overthrow of
Yuan Shi Kai.
Yuan Shi Kai, the eminent Chinese
statesman, as member of the grand
According to the dispatch Kang-Yu
Wei charges Yuan Shi Kai with com
plicity in the death of the emperor.
He is quoted as follows:
“We know Y’uan Shi Kai paid a •
physician 40,000 taels (about $33,000)
to poison the emperor. Yuan Shi Kai.
seeing the dowager empress’ death
impending, feared retribution at the
hands of the emperor for his betrayal
a decade ago which forced my flight
and resulted in the dowager empress
seizing the reins of control.”
Kill Montreal Ice Carnival.
Montreal, Can.—The end of the win
ter ice carnivals of Montreal, long a
feature of the winter days of Canada,
was indicated by the action of rep
resentatives of all the Canadian and
many eastern roads in a meeting at
Montreal. Feeling that the continua
tion of the carnivals and the advertis
ing of the country mainly during the
winter time does not operate to the
best advantage of the country, the
railroad men have decided not to
grant reduced rates for the annual Ice
carnival or other similar events.
Object to a Larger Navy.
Boston.—A remonstrance against
further increase of the United States
navy was sent to congress Thursday
by the board of directors of the
American Peace society. It was
signed on behalf of the board by Rob
ert Treat Paine, president, and Benja
min A. Trueblood, secretary cf tbe
Woman Freed of Murder Charge.
Newark. N. J. — Mrs. Josephine
Amoro, who had he-’n on trial here on
a charge of having murdered Michael
Martellanen on August 5 last was ac
quitted Friday night. The woman's
defense was \hat she shot the muu in
defense of her honor.
Dates for the Confederate Veterans.
Memphis, Tenn.—By a unanimous
vote the executive committee having
in charge arrangements for this year’s
confederate reunion Friday decided
cn June 1, 2 and 3.
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