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ROADS It US II COAL
FUEL FAMINE WILL DE BROKEN
WITHIN 24 HOURS.
jAb Result of Interstate Commerce
Comm3lolon'8 Inquiry All Other
, Traffic Is Made Secondary Until Sup-
i piles arc Furnished Suffering Towns.
Minneapolis, Dec. 18. Tho fuel
famine of the northwest will ho broken
(within twenty-lour hours, na u result
of tho Interstate commerce commis
sion's inquiry in this city. Tho com
mission was represented by Jumes S.
llnrlan of Chicago nnd Fiunklln K.
tane of San Francisco. Air. Lane is
taking rsonal ohargo of the luel
famine inquiry, while Mr. Harlan la
engaged in the car shorlago inquiry.
It was decided that since the fuel
i amino was tho most important, there
being already many reports at hand of
suffering from the cold In North Da
kota, it should bo tho first to ho
liandlcd and settled. Mr. Umo ques
tioned 10. C. Blnnchnrd, division super
intendent of tho Northern Pacific at
Duluth, and D. M. Philhln, assistant
general agent of tho Great Northern
road at Dulufh. Before Mr. Uino
had finished his examination of tlio
witnesses both had promised that re
lief would bo forthcoming within tho
next twenty-four hours, and orders
liavo been given to ruBh coal to tho
Buffering towns, all other traffic being
mado secondary until supplies shall
liavo been furnished.
HILL BLAMES DEALERS.
Sufficient Quantities for Winter's Sup.
ply Not Stored Up In Advance.
Washington, Dec. 18. Three moro
responses havo como to the interstate)
(commerce) commission from north
wostorn railroads In response to Chair
man Knapp's telegram or last week,
calling attention to the reported
shortage in cars and tho complaints
of a lack of transportation for the no
cosBltles of life and or fuel. Tele
grams wcro sent by tho chairman to
tho presidents of six of tho great west
orn and northwestern roads, and re
plies havo now been received from all
of them. From tho Information con
Toyed by tho railroad companies the
commteslonofB express tho opinion
thnt one causo for tho shortage In
fuol is that tho dealers have not
stored up In advance sufficient quanti
ties for tho winter's supply, hut have,
as stated In tho reply ty President
James J. Hill of tho Great Northern,
ordered only sufficient supply to last
from day to day. Whatever shortage
may exist In enr equipment, they say,
is aggravated by lack of motive pow
er, Inadequate terminal facilities and
insufficient trnckago property to move
tho groat volume of business pouring
in on tho railroads, supplemented by
tho delays on the part or shippers In
loading nnd unlondlng their cars.
TEXTILE WORKERS GET A RAISE
Thirty Thousand Persons Given High
er Wages in Mills of New England.
Boston, Dec. IS. Cotton mills oper
atives, numbering about 30.U00, em
ployed In dlfteient sections of New
Wngland, received an advance in
wages or a promlso ol advance at an
early elate. In Lowell about 17.000 op
eratives received an Increase of C per
cent. Aoout 1,000 hands employed by
tho Dwlght Manufaetutlng company nt
Chlcopeo received an advance, the
amount of which was noi announced.
Tho Arlington mills in Lawionce an
nounced an Increase eT 71-.. per cemt In
tho wages of Its 0,000 employes, be
ginning Dec. 24.
At Nashua, N. II., tho mills of the;
Jackson company posted a notice eif
an Increase of 5 per cont, affecting
several hundred men. Beginning the
first of tho year, tho wages or the sov
oral hundred employes nt the Salmon
FnllB Manufacturing company's mills
will bo Increased. It is ostimated that
by Jan. 1, 1,500 cotton mill operatives
in various sections of New Bngland
will recelvo an advance In wages rnng
ng from 5 to 10 per cont.
ROOT AND FOLGER WIN. '
Six Days' Bicycle Contest Ends With
a Burst of Speed.
New York, Doc. 17. Haot and Fol
gor first. Downing nnd Hopper second,
Itutt and MaeFarland third.
Those teams were winners In the
six-day bicycle race at Madison
Square garden, Tho last mile was
ridden by Folgor, Downing and Root,
respectively, for tho three first teams.
Tho time wns 2:17. Tho dlslunco cov
ered by tho eight teams remnlnlng
was 2,292 miles nnd 2 laps. At tho
finish tho riders wcro 441 miles and 2
Inps behind tho record set by Miller
nnd Waller for tho same number of
hours in 1899. Tho Bnme team won
last year's race, Iloot then making the
Fuel Famine Partially Relieved.
Mangum Okla., Dec. 18. Tho fuel
famine was partially relieved by tho
arrival of two cars containing coal
ovor tho Hock Island. In three hours
tho long procession of farmers and
residents of Mangum had exhausted
tho supply. Farmers have been re
duced to cottonseed nnd corn for fuel,
nnd If tho situation Is not materially
relieved within the week there will
bo actual Buffering.
Czar Removes Restrictions on Jews.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 19. IDmpcror
Nicholas hns approved the bill or the
council of ministers removing tho dis
abilities of Jews. By the bill Jews aro
permitted to live in the country, ns
well as In the cities, within the pale
nnd certain restrictions plnced on Jew
ish merchants nnd nrtlsans In cities
outside the pale aro removed.
Man Frozen to Death.
Chadron, Neb., Dec. 17. Charles T.
Ferguson, whllo temporarily Insane,
wandered away Voin his homo our
Into tho country during the night and
was frozen to el rath.
Man Burned to Death.
Mitchell, Neb., Dec. 17. An un
known man wns burned to death In n
fire discovered at 4 a. ni. In a car in
tho Burlington yards which complete
ly consumed three loaded cars, a grain
warehouse and coal sheds.
Lambert Convicted of Assault.
Dakota City, Neb., Dec. 17. The
noted enso of Shell against Uigan
Lambert was tried in the district
court hero. Ixignn wns convicted of
an assault and battery with Intent to
do great bodily harm. Tho complain
ing witness was Father Shell, a priest
at tho Winnebago agency and Homer
at that time.
POLLARD GETS INVESTIGATION '
Nebraska Congressman Has Matter of
Salary Referred to Committee.
Washington, Dec. 14. Tho house,
on request of Representative Pollard
of Nebraska, adopted a resolution di
recting tho Judiciary committee to In
vestigate tho legal questions Involved
in tho much criticised payment of a
sum of money to Mr. Pollard for the
period between March 4, 1905, and
July 18, 1905, at which tlmo Mr. Pol
lard was elected to tho Fifty-ninth
congress to succeed B. J. Burkett who
was elected to the senate.
After election, Congressman Pollnrd
drew a draft for $1,801.84, payable to
tho treasurer or the United States,
and sent the samo to Henry Casson,
sergeant-nt-nrms of the house, with a
request that this amount bo covered
back Into the treasury. Mr. Casson
returned tho check to Mr. Pollard
with tho statement thnt he could see
no way to cover the money Into the
COAL TRUST HEAD GUILTY.
President of Omaha Exchange Con
victed of Restraint of Trade.
Omaha. Dec. 13. After thltty-fivc
hours of almost ceaseless deliberation
tho jur In the first of the coal trust!
cases, that against S. B. Howell, presl I
dent of tho Omaha Coal exchange, un
der tho anti-trust laws of Nebraska,
returned a verdict of guilty of re
straint of trade. !
Mr. Howell, the defendant, gave a
bond for $5,01)0. The maximum pen
alty that enn bo Imposed Is a line of
?5,000 or one year's imprisonment oi
both, in the discretion of Hie court.
Scntenco will not be pronounced un
til the motion for a new tilal has been
passed on, which will probably not bo
for a, week or two at least.
James A. Sunderland has been
picked from tho remaining fifty-four
Indicted men ns tho next for trial.
Ills ense has been sot Tor Monday ol
PROSECUTION RESTS ITS CASE
Counsel for Richards and Comstock
Movea for Verdict of Not Guilty.
Omnha, Dec. 18. In tho prosecution
of Bartlett Richards and W. G. Com
stock, the defenso presented a motion
to have a verdict or not guilty In
structed for each of tho defendants
In presenting this motion A. W. Crltes,
counsel for the defenso, averred that
the prosecution was baseless under all
the laws of the United States and
basoless under every moral law.
Whllo tho nttornov was speaking he
wns Interrupted by Judge Munger, who
Enid: "As I am at present ndvlsed, tho
motion will have to bo sustained us
tothedefendnnt, F. M. Wnlcott. Tho
only evidence which even remotely,
connects him with the alleged con-
splrncy Is tho testimony of onu slnglo
witness. Ho testified that ho wont
nlemo to Valentino to make a filing,
and that In going there ho took a let
ter from Mr. Todd to Mr. Wnlcott,
gave Walcott that letter, nnel that Wnl
cott went with tho ontryman to tho
land office where tho filing was made."
As regards tho whole motion Judgo
Mimcer took the matter under ad-
vlsomont. Tho piosecutlon rested its
case at noon.
HI IB il
SENT TO CONGRESS WITH SPE
CIAL MESSAGE OF PRESIDENT.
TREATY MUST BE ENFORCED
Chief Executlvo Hopes People of San
Francisco Will of Themselves Fairly
Settle tho Matter So Suit May Be
Washington, Dec. 19. Tho final re
port of Secretnry Mctcalr on the sit
uation affecting tho Japanese in San
Francisco was sent to congress by the
president, accompanied by a short
special message. Says tho president:
"I call your especial attention to
tho very small number ol Japanese
children who nttenel school, to tho
testimony as to tho brightness clean
liness and good behaviar of these
Japanese children In the Brhools, and
to the fact thut, owing to their being
scattered throughout tho city, the rc
eiulrement lor them nil to go to one
special school Is Impossible of fulfill
ment and menus that they cannot
havo se-hool facilities. Let mo point
out further thnt there would bo no ob
jection whatever to excluding from
the schools any Japanese on tho
score of ngo. It Is obviously not ele
Blrablo that young men should go to
school with children. Tho only point
is tho exclusion of tho children them
selves. The number of Japanese
children attending tho public schools
In San Francisco was very small. The (
government has already directed that
suit be brought to test the constltu-,
Uonnllty of tho act In question; but
my .very earnest hopo Is that such
suit will not bo necessary, and that a8
a matter of comity tho citizens or San
FranclBco will refuso to deprlvo these
young Japanese children or education
nnd permit them to go to the schools.
"Tho question as to tho violence
ngnlnst tho Jnpaneso Is most admira
bly put by Secretary Metcalf, and 1
have nothing to add to his statement.
I am entirely confident that, as Secre
tary Metcalf says, the overwhelming
sentiment or tho stnto or California
is for law and order and for the pro
tection of tho Japanese In their per
son and nronerty. Both the chief of
police nnd tho acting mayor of San
Francisco assured Secretary Metcair
that everything possible would bo
done to protect tho Japanese In tho
city. I authorized and directed Secre
tary Metcalf to state that ir there was
failure to protect persons and prop
erty, then the entire power of tho fed
eral government would bo used
promptly and vigorously to enrorco
tho observance of our treaty, tho su
premo law of tho land, which treaty
guaranteed to Jnpaneso residents
everywhere In tho union full and per
fect protection for their persons nnd
nrnnwiv nnd to this end everything
In my power would be done, both civil
and military, which I could lawfully
employ, would be employed. I cnll
especial attention to tho concluding
sentence of Secretary Metcalf's report
of Nov. 20, 190(5."
Tho concluding scntenco or Secre
tnry Metcalf's report to which special
attention is thus called is as roiiows.
"If, therefore, the police power of
San Francisco Is not sufficient to
meet tho situation nnd gunrd and pro
tect Japanese residents In San Fran
cisco, to whom under our treaty vlth
Japan wo gunranteo 'full and perfect
protection for their persons and prop
erty.' then it seems to me, It is clear
ly tho duty of tho federal government
to nfTord such protection. All consld
ei at Ions which may move a nation,
cvorv consideration of duty In the
preservation or our treaty obigatlons,
every consideration prompted by fifty
years or moro or close friendship with
the omplro or Japan, would unite in
demnndlng, it scorns to mo, of the
United States government nnd nil Its
people, the mllest protcctlem and the
I highest consideration for tho subjects
HARRIMAN EFEATS HILL
Control of St. Paul Road Safe In
Hands of Union Pacific Magnate.
Chlcngo, Dec. 19. Tho Chronlclo
says that Edwin II. Harrlmnn has re
paid James J. Hill in his own coin by
wresting victory from him In the shad
ow of defeat through one of tho most
effective coups ever oxecuted In finan
Tho control of tho Chlcngo, Milwau
kee and St. Paul road, which Morgan
nnd Hill confidently believed to bo
theirs, is still lodged with the Harrl-man-Standnrd
Oil Interest and will bo
As Hill threw Hnrrlman out of tho
ownership of the Northern Pacific In
tho Christmas' season or 1901, so Hnr
rlman ousts Hill lrom nn ownership
in St. Paul. Mr. Hill executed his
flank movement by retiring tho pre
ferred stock of tho Northern Pacific,
in which his opponent's control cen
tered; Mr. Hnrrlman and friends main
fain tho St. Paul by Issuing two-thirds
of $IQ0,000,000 stock Increase to tho
holders of the proforred. While 111117
. control of Northern Pacific common
was a golden apple, his control of St. I
I'aul common is but nshes. I
British Discuss Japanese Situation, '
London, Dec. 19. Tho British presB
editorially and through Its correspond- (
cnts In the United StatCB Is paying
keen attention to American-Japanese
relations, and Ambassador Aokl's
Creech at the American Asiatic soci
ety, Ser rotary or Commerce nnd Labor
Metcalf s report on tho Snn Francisco
dispute n:'el Vva dent Roosevelt's mes
sage on f lipauesu school situation '
In Cnl.fn-nln. !
BANK CASHIER ARRESTED
Farmers' and Drovers' National at
Waynesburg, Pa., Is Short $950,000.
Wnynesburg, Pa., Dec. 18. With the
closing of the Farmers' and Drovers'
Nntlonnl bank last Wednesday, tho
arrest at Pittsburg of Cashier J. B.
F. Itlnchnrt, charged with making
fnlso reports to the comptroller of
tho currency, nnd the discern i of nn
alleged discrepancy anion fi a to
$950,000, business in this uO is al
most at n standstill. Many me rchants
sold scarcely a dollar's worth of goods
during tho day and some contemplaU'
closing thelv stores until the bank
difficulty hns been adjusted. Hundreds
of men. women and children In
Waynesburg nnd tho surrounding re
gion had their money deposited In the
Farmers' and Drovers' bank, nnel ns a
result of their Inability to get at thei'
savings the holiday season promises
to be a sorry one. It Is feared that a
shortage of cash will cause further
Robbers Start Fatal Fire.
Mlddletown, O., Dec. 19. Fire,
which, It Is said, was started to hldo
tho traces of robbery and possible
murder, practically destroyed the
Rommell house here. C. I. Powers,
proprietor of tho hotel, was found
bound nnd gagged near the door of
the furnace In tho basement and was
saved from a probablo death by heroic
work on the part of the firemen. Barl
Albortson, a boarder, was cremated In
his room nnel several other boarders
had narrow escapes.
OMAHA JEWELER ROBBED.
One of the Bandits Caught With $8,000
Omaha, Dec. 15. Two robbers en
tered the pawnshop and Jewelry store
of Joo Sonnenberg, 1305 Douglas
street, nt 8:20 a. m., bound the pro
prietor and a clerk with ropes, laid
them to ono side, robbed the store of
$8,000 worth of jewelry and both wore
about to make their escape when Sam
Gioss, a fireman, gave chase, catching
one of them, the other getting away.
Fottunately, the captive was tho one
who had the booty, so tho jeweler ia
Tho robbers were Bd Elliott and
James Wilson, both of Denver and
known to the pollco ns desperate
characters. Elliott was captured.
They entered the store at a time when
business for tho day had scarcely be
gun. They consented Sonnenberg
and Michael Morrlsey, his clerk, with
revolvers, then bound them nnd riile
three safes Tho robbery, perpetrated
In bronel daylight, created tho great
est excitement. Pollco nnel flrc
alarms were turned In and members
of both departments were soon upon
Wilson escaped, but Elliott wns cap
tured after a running fight, during
which soveial shots wore exchanged
between Wilson and Sam Gross, who
gave chase. The robbers separated,
nnel Gross, followed by a crowd of
nearly 200 per&ous, ran down Elliott
at the Cambridge hotel. Elliott lan
Into a room In tho basement or the
holed and crept under a bod and was
hauled Horn his hiding place by De
tective Hoitleldt. ,
Church Women in the Cornfield.
Kelison, Neb., Dec. 19. Seventeen
young ladies of tho Christian churcn
went luto tho cornfields and husked
115 bushels of corn nnd Hold It for $3G,
which they cave to tho church. Many
school teachers were among thorn.
Howe Is Formally Named.
Wnshlncton. Dee. 18. President
Iloosevelt solved tho unnccountablo
mix-up In tho nomination of a post
master at South Omaha by withdraw
ing the name of O. K. raddock and
substituting that of E. L. Howe, who
was solccted by Congressman Ken
nedy. Corn Contest Winners.
Lincoln, Dec. 14. Five of tho prize
winners in tho state corn growors con
test wero announced. Their names
and grades follow: Gordon Unangst,
lancaster. 8-1.2: Loren Patterson,
Burt, 84.2; Val KuBka, Fillmore, 81.3;
Joseph B. Kuska, Fillmore, 59.5; Rob
ert Englo, Saunders, 78.
Mrs. Lllllc Applies for Pardon.
David City, Neb.. Dec. 17. J. S.
Hill, formerly of Bollwood, but now
of California, nnd Mrs. Lena Mar
garet Llllie havo published in the But
ler County Press that they will make
application to Governor Mickey on
Dec. 20, 1900, lor 1110 pnruon 01 iurs.
Lena Margaret Lllllo, who Is now con-,
fined In tho ponltentlary for llfo for
tho killing of her husband, Harvey
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comply with the
lations. Durinc tlin nrosent
year a lurge portion of
hns been mndc accessible
to markets by tho railway
construction that hns been
pushed forward so vigor
ously by the three great
Railway Companies. Grain
growing, mixed farming
and dairying are the grcut
For literature and Information
Superintendent of Immigration
or tho following authorized
Canadian Government Agent,
W. V. HENXETT
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