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BIG REWARD OFFERED FOR CAP
TURE OF IDAHO ASSASSIN.
Former Governor Frank Steunenberg
Killed for Stand He Took In tho
Coeur d'Alene Dynamite Outrages
of 1899 Letter of Warning.
nni0n Mo .inn 1 a mn linn imnn
arrested at Cnldwcll who the officers
think may bo tho assaBBin of former
Governor Frank Steunenberg. His
ii&mo has not been reported. Flvo
men in all liavo been detained on
trivial charges in order that their (
whereabouts may bo looked up. When
daylight dawned on tho sceno of tho
tragedy it was found thnt the dyna
mite had been exploded by pulling a
wire. Pieces of wlro and waxed fish
lino were found In tho trees on the
lawn. Further, It is believed that two
bombs were used to make certain of
carrying out tho purpose of the as-1
sasslnatlon. They seem to have been
together, both being pulled at once.
It was quito definitely determined
that tho mlno was fired by a wire.
Tho explosive was placed against tho
post against which tho gate closed
and on tho Inside of tho fence. That
post was to tho victim's left as he en
tered, but the force of the explosion
caught him on tho right, Bhowing ho
turned partially in closing tho gate.
Had the mino beon sot to go off from
the movement of tho gate, tho explo
sion would have occurred as ho went
in, and it is therefore certain the mine
was fired by a wlro and that the as
sassin, knowing his habit of making
tho Btop to close tho gate, waited un
til he turned around. Shoshone coun
ty has offered a reward of $10,000 for ;
tho apprehension of the murderers
and has sent its sheriff to assist in
tho search. It was In that county, in
thc northern end of tho state, that
the Couer d'Alene riots occurred In
1899. It Is probablo the funeral will
tie held in Dolse, the body lying in
state In the capltol building.
Tho explosive was undoubtedly
nltro-glycerlne. It was In a metallic
case, tho metal being n combination of
tin and zinc. A portion of the mech
anism has been found, including the
trigger used in firing the charge. Tho
nipple used was such as is found on
an old-fashioned muzzle-loader shot
gun. Pieces of metal were found
sticking In ail tho trees.
Governor Gooding, after
spent the day at tho scene, states
there is only one conclusion that
Governor Steunenberg was killed for
tho stand ho took at the time of tho
Coeur d'Alene riots. It transpires that
Steunenberg received a letter of warn
ing while In Washington, about ono
and a half years ago. It stated his
time was short.
Caldwell, Ida., Jan. 3. Polfce Cap
tain Swain says: "We have conclu
sive evidence that tho bomb used In
the assassination of Governor Steu-. as a member of tho legislative com
nenberg was manufactured In room J mittce, whilo Ed L. Rouse of Platts
No. 1ft of the Saratoga hotel (the mouth was named for member of tho
room occupied by Hogan) and that
the details of the" plans were prob
ably formulated there."
INDICTED FOR REBATING.
Grand Jury at Chicago Returns True
Bill Against the Burlington.
Chicago, Dec. 30. The federal
grand Jury returned nn Indictment
against the Chicago, Burlington and
Qulncy railroad, Darius Miller, first
vice president, and C. G. Burnham.
foreign freight agent, on tho charge
of grunting lullroad rebates.
The indictment charges that the re
bates wero all granted to the United i
Ktut'B Stool Products company of
New York. All of the shipments on '
which the indictment alleges rebates
"were 'paid, were made from six cities
i:iwood, Ind., Martin's Forry, O.J
Pittsburg, New Cuhtle, Pa., Cleveland
and Juliet to Vancouver, H. C. Twenty-six
separate offenses arc charged. '
The Indictment further alleges that
by an agreement between the defend
ants and a number of connecting rail
roads a joint tat iff was made and filed
with the Interstate commerce com
mission. The rates wore paid, it was
declared in the indictment, according
to tho tariff, hut afterwards tr rebato
of about 30 per cent was allowed to
the shipper. In all cases the United
States Steel Products company was
the ioclpient of the money, according
to the Indictment.
As soon as the Indictment was laid
before Judge Bethca In the United
States circuit court he fixed bonds of
$5,000 in each case and the officials
of tho Htirllngton road were notified
to call and give hall to the amount of
$15,0(10, which they agreed to do with
The creator part of the evidence
upon which the indictment was voted
Is said to have been furnished by T.
P. Adlor of New York, president of
tho United States Steel Products com-
laiiy; J. l. Moore, foreign traffic or Kenesaw defeated what apparently i been arrested by Deputy Marshal Al
agent for the "Burlington toad, and O. was an attempt to kidnap the four- Ian. Pettijohn Is charged with subor-
,W. Perry, freight claim agent of the
Great. Northern road.
Dynamlto Bomb Wrecks Factory.
Scranton. Pa.. Jan. v a iivmmiitn
bomb wris thrown uualnst tho front
door of t,IC Qlovannl Fnzzl macaroni
fnct(jryf flt 28 ,,ranlHn nvotniC( early
this morning, and the wholo front of
the building and half the store room
wore wrecked. The Arlington hotel
adjoining was badly damaged. Fnzzl,
who Is an aged and well-to-do Italian,
has received three letters since Oct.
6, Blcried "The Iron Head," which
made demands on him for $1,000 un-
Md famlly H(J Jml(1 no hce(1 to thc
letters and did not oven notify the
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Lou Phelps Kills Himself.
Cozd, Nob., Dec. 30. Lou Phelps,
twenty-thrco years old, committed sui
cide at his homo a few miles oast of
this place by shooting himself In tho
back of the head. This 1b the second
sulcldo in tho Phelps family, another
Bon having taken his life several
Rushing Work on Ashland Line.
Sioux City, Jan. 1. Tho Great
Northern road has issued orders to
rush work on tho extension from
Sioux City to Ashland, Neb. Track
laying on the north end has been
completed to the end of tho southern
boundary lino of tho Omaha Indian
Killed In a Runaway.
St. Edward, Neb., Dec. 30. John H.
Wheeler, a farmer living west of
town, is dead from injuries suffered
in a runaway. Wheeler was struck
by some part of the wagon when it
turned over. His Bkull was fractured.
Ho died in a Columbus hospital after
Athletic Relations Resumed.
Lincoln, Jan. 2. An agreement to
resume athletic relations was entered
unnn liv rnnrnsnntntlvnn nf thr Nn-
boards. A complete understanding
was arrived at and thero will be a
basketball game between the two uni
versities this winter and baseball and
football next year. Relations wero
broken off two years ago.
Regulation of Railways the Topic.
Lincoln, Jan. 1. At the meetings
of tho Nebraska State Historical so
ciety, to be hold In Lincoln on tho
evenings of Jan. 17 and 18, the sub
ject of railroad taxation will be dis
cussed by Professor E. A. Ross of the
state university and Attorney Gen
having eral Norrls Brown. On the afternoon
of Jan. 17 will bo held the meeting of
the territorial pioneers of Nebraska.
Nebraska Teachers Elect Officers.
Lincoln, Dec. 29. Tho following of
ficers of the Nebraska State Teachers'
association were elected: President,
W. L. Stephens of Lincoln; vice presi
dent, J. E. Dolzoll of Loxlnston; treas
urer, R. D. Overholt of MInden; sec
retary, R. B. Graham of Wymore. Pro
fessor Thomas of McCook was named
reading circle board.
Bank Cashier In Land Fraud.
Omaha, Jan. 1. H. C. Dale, cashier
of the Stockmen's National bank or
Rushvllle, Neb., and William C. Smoot,
government farmer at the Pino Ridge
I agency, were arrested charged with
subornation of perjury In connection
with the land frauds. Beth of the
defendants are alleged to have se
cured fraudulent homestead entries
for two of the wealthiest cattlemen in
Cherry and Sheridan counties. Each
1 gave bond for $3,000 to appear beforo
the federal grand Jury.
MORE LILLIE CASE LETTERS,
"Nebraska Pete" Said t0 Have Con
fessed to Committing Crime.
Lincoln, Jan. 1. There is a good
deal of speculation among Lincoln
citizens who have been Interested in
tho case of Mrs. Lena Margarot Lil
lie ns to the origin of two letters
which have purported to come from
persons who know that sho is not
guilty of the crime. Ono was re
ceived by a Lincoln paper alleging
that the writer had committed the
crime and had come forward to toll
the truth about tho murder, whilo
Governor Mickey disclosed another
letter received nearly two months ago
by Mrs. A. I). Boomer, in which it is
aliened that "Nebraska Pete." u
roomer in one of the cheap Mills' ho-
tela In New York, had confessed, while
drunk, that he had committed tho
murder and tried to kill Mrs. Llllle.
Tho letters are in totally different
handwriting, although about equal in
AUTOMOBILE BEATS TRAIN.
Locomotive Has Slight Start, but
Chug Wagon Wins at the Finish.
Hastings, Neb., Dec. 28. After a
sixteen-mile race in an automobilo
with a nassenirer train Dr. J. S. Uitta
year-old son of George Coffey. A
few moments after the eastbound pas
senger train pulled out of Kenesaw
Dr. Latta climbed into his touring car
and'started in pursuit. The raco wob
I about even to thc first station, tho
train moving off Just beforu the au
tomobile arrived. At Hastings, how
ever, tho train was overtaken and tho
Enoch Coffey, aged twenty-two, of
Junction City, Kan., who has been
viBltlng his brother, George Corfoy,
In Kenesaw, took the latter's little
hoy to church. When they failed to
return at the expected tlmo Mrs. Cof-
Bearch for them. Just a8 tno trnln
was moving off she found that the
man had taken the child aboard. Sho
immediately notified Dr. Latta by tele
phono nnd asked him to make an ef
fort to intercept them nt Juniata or
Hastings. Tho police of this city were
also notified by telephone and they
were In waiting when Dr. Latta ar
rived, a few moments before tho de
parture of the train. They took pos
session of the child and the doctor
returned It to Its mother. Enoch Cor
foy Insisted that ho merely meant to
take the child down the road a short
distance and then return wild him on
a later train.
Soarla V tthholdQ Money.
Lincoln, Jan. 3. State Auditor
Ssarle has refused to pay tho con
tractors of the Kearney normal any
more money until the building is com
pleted. It was arranged a few days
ago to allow them all the money but
$1,500. Today the auditor stated that
the building must be accepted beforo
any more cash is paid.
Booth Quits Coaching Game.
Lincoln, Jan. 3. Professor J. T.
Lees, chairman of the University of
Nebraska athletic board, announced
Football Coach Walter Booth had defi
nitely declined to return to Nebraska.
Professor Lees met Booth In New
York and tho latter said he had quit
coaching for good. Assistant Coach
Westover has also retired from tho
Joy Morton Improving.
Nebraska City, Dec. 29. Physicians
in attendance on Joy Morton said that
there had been improvement in their
patient's condition during the day and
they regarded tho worst as over. The
skull, the doctors are satisfied, has
not been fractured and no operation
will be necessary, the blood clots be
ing absorbed by natural processes.
Mr. Morton Is conscious. Ills recov
ery will be slow at beat and the doc
tors say he can not leave his bed for
Nebraska Supreme Court In Session.
Lincoln, Jan. 3. Before the closing
session of the supreme court tomor
row, Judge Letton, associate justice
elect, .will be sworn in and Chief Jus
tico Holcomb will retire from office.
Tho appointment of Judge Letton's
successor as a member of the supremo
court commission will bo nnnounced
at that time. No announcement has
yet been made as to who this is to be,
but it is generally thought that Judge
Epperson of Clay county will be ap
pointed. Nebraska Teachers Conclude Meeting.
Lincoln, Dec. 30. Tho fortieth an
nual convention of the Nebraska
Teachers' association, tho second
largest meeting of its kind in tho
United States, having had an attend
ance of 2,100 tenchers, has adjourned.
At thQ meeting in February of tho
new executive board, consisting of
President W. L. Stephens of Lincoln,
W. II. Gardner or Fremont, A. L. Ca
viness of Fairbury and A. O. Thomas
of Kearney, the date and place of tho
next annual meeting of the associa
tion will be decided upon.
THEY ARE ADVISED TO READ.
Librarian Talks at Meeting of His As
sociates in Lincoln.
Lincoln, Dec. 29. At the meeting of
tho State Library association Libra
rian Wyer of the state university ad
vised all the librarians to read tho
newspapers and the magazines. Mr.
Wyer urged the librarians to make a
careful analysis of the dally papers,
clipping and classifying the important
portions. He said that ho hud seen
somo very comprehensive indexes
mnde by librarians.
The officers wero elected as fol
lows: President, G. H. Thomas of
McCook; first vice president, Miss
Fanny Geer of Columbus; second vice
president, Miss Mary K. Ray or Kear
ney; secretary, MIsb Nellie Compton
of Lincoln; treasurer, Miss Margarot
A. O'Brien of Omaha. The next meet
lng of the association will be held in
Kearney during the sessions of tho
stato meeting of women's clubs. Tho
exact date has not been fixed.
MORE ARRESTS IN LAND CASES.
J. C. Pettijohn, Attorney Tucker and
Edward Letson Taken Into Custody.
Omaha, Dec. 30. Upon a complaint
I filed by Special United States Attor-
' ney Rush J. C. Pettijohn, the receiver
i of the Valentine land office, who was
I recently removed from office, has
! nation of perjury, conspiracy In sccur-
lng fraudulent homestead entries and
unlawfully Inclosing government land.
Attorney Tucker of Valentine has
also been arreded for alleged com
plicity In the land frauds.
ord hns also been received by
the federal authorities that Edward
Letson, a son of Mayor Lotson of Hor
ton, Kan., hns been arrested. Letson
Is charged with subornation of per
jury in securing fraudulent homestead
entries for ranchmen known, as Mar
grave Prothers, whose range lies In
Sheridan and Cherry Counties, Neb.
STATE WILL CALL FOR CASH.
Auditor Pierce Se-ds Out Notice to
Lincoln, Dec. 29. Deputy Insurance
Auditor Pierce, in sending out his an
nual notification to insurance compa
nies calling for their annual state
ments, is advising tho companies to
remit with the reports tho 2 per cent
of gross receipts taxed against them
under the prcEent revenue law. The
companies required under the law to
pay 2 per cent of their gross receipts
are life, casualty and surety compa
nies. Tho Insurance department is
keeping close "tab" on tho investiga
tion of large life companies now be
ing made in New York. Special Ex
aminer Wiggins of the Nebraska de
partment, who is assisting in the In
vestigation, Is expected to return to
Nebraska in u few days. His assist
ance Is needed in reviewing the many
annual reports soon to bo presented.
In discussing tho submission of an
nual reports, Auditor Pierce suggests
tho need of corrective insurance legis
lation. "Tho insurance department
Bhould have police power," said he,
"to punish local officers of Insurance
companies for misstatements in their
PRINTERS' STRIKE IS ON.
Union Typos Inaugurate Big Struggle
for Eight Hour Day.
New York, Jan. 2. For tho first
time since the organization of the In
ternational Typographical union, a
general strike went into effect today
in every shop in the United States
and Canada where the employer re
fused to grant an eight-hour day. Sev
eral times before the union printers
In various parts or the country have
ordered strikes to enforce a better
ment of their, conditions, but these
strikes have always been sectional,
and in many cases have been won by
tho employers. Now, with a treasury
fund of more than $250,000, obtained
by assessment on every union printer,
a determined effort is to be made to
establish the eight-hour day univer
sally. Out or the 6,000 members oi
Typographical union No. C In New York
it was stated that fewer than 1)00 were
obliged to strike. The Typothctac
members have established a tempo
rary home for an army of about 500
nonunion printers in nn old school
house in West Tenth street, where
lodging and meals will be provided.
Union officials said that many New
York firms had agreed to te eight
SAYS M'CALL HAS RESIGNED.
Orr May Succeed Him as President of
the New York Life.
Now York, Jan. 2. The Times says:
Although neither John A. McCall nor
any member of his family would dis
cuss the matter, positive confirmation
was obtained that Mr. McCall had re
signed the presidency of the New
York Life Insurance company. With
it came information that Mr. McCall
had already turned over to the com
pany a check for $235,000, covering
the moneys that Andrew Hamilton re
ceived in 1904 nnd which are yet un
accounted for in detail. It was also
learned that Alexander L. Orr would i
probably succeed Mr. McCall as presi-'
dent of the company.
No Wedding at Busch Home.
St. Louis, Jan. 2. The announce
ment following the frustrated elope
ment of Miss Wilhelmina Busch, '
daughter of Adolphus Busch, and Lieu
tenant Edward Scharrer of Stuttgart, ,
Germany, that they would be quietly
married at tho Busch mansion, was
not carried out. Instead, Miss Busch
hns gone to the Grant farm to spend I
some time and hor father has assorted '
that there Is no engagement between
his daughter nnd the lieutenant. An
air of mystery seems to pervado thc I
affair. Lieutenant Scharrer, seen at J
ins hotel apartments, declined to uis
cuss the matter.
Mighty Wave Sweeps Schooner.
Wood's Hole, Mass., Jan. 1. A
great wave, reaching almost tidal pro
portions, rolled up Vineynrd sound,
and overtaking tho five-masted
schooner Henry O. Barrett, tumbled
over the stern and swept overboard
to their death Captain Joshua Norton,
the commander of the vessel, and his
mate, James Conley. The wave car
ried away tho deck house and did con
siderable other damage to the ship.
125 Per Cent Paid for Call Loans.
New York, Dec. 28. After having
reached 110 on tho Stock exchange
and 125 per cent on privately ar
ranged loans, the rate for call money
fell to C per cent. JuBt beforo the
close It advanced again and closed 15
bid, offered at 20. As the money rate
fell the stock market' advanced and
approximately the highest prices of
the day ware reached at the close.
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