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THE NORFOLK NEWS ; FRIDAY , SEPTEMBER ft.
Now Up to Steel Strikers to Say
, What They Will Do.
MORE GAINS DY THE COMBINE.
Amalgamated Association Loses
. Ground In Plttsburg Four Hundred
I Men Resume Work at National Tube
| Works and 150 at Pennsylvania.
New York , Sept. 5. Teruis of peace
In the Btool strike wore dluciiBKed at
length yesterday nt u secret confer
ence , at which flat officials of the Htecl
corporation , loaders of union labor
nnd oIllrlalH of the Civic Federation.
Guards wore resorted to in order to
jiroHorvo the privacy of the procoeJ-
IIIKH , hut It WIIH evident that no eonclu-
HlonVIIH reached , and the decision
t'lthor to terminate or continue the
MrlUo iniint be nmdo by the striken ) .
PrcHldont Siimucl Gomperti of the
Federation of Labor and President
John Mitchell of the mini ) workorH *
AHHorlatlnn nmdit an outline of tormn
from President Shutter nnd they will
place buforo him and liln associates
the terms roBubmlttod by President
( Schwab of the Htot'l corporation. It
WIIH apparent at the concltiHlon of the
discussion Unit If the conference Is
to bo romimod or any further action
toward peace taken the strikers must
tnUo the Initiative * The labor lend
ers were In communication with PlttB-
burg during the day and it was antlel-
imtod that they would further discuss
the matter with the Amalgamated mon
before they proceeded further with
the peaeo plan.
Ono of the Hteol officials made this
lirlof statement : "Nothing was ac
complished by the conference. The
ntrlko Is In just the saint' position na
It wan boforr the conference was held.
Future action Is for the strikers. I
< lo not know of anything that IB to ho
done. The stool- corporation has re
stated KB position and the men thorn-
eolvca muBt elect what they will do. "
LOOKS BLUE FOR STRIKERS.
They Grow Uneasy but Leaders Keep
Plttsburg , Sept. fi. Agitation nnd
unetislnoBH prevails In the ranks of
the strikers , caused by the apparently
unfavorable developments. The lead-
era , however , profess to bo Batlsllod
with present conditions and claim
that ultimate victory will bo theirs.
Much was hoped for from the peace
conference In New York , but the an
nouncement of the failure to reach a
decision put a damper on those hopes.
The steel officials arc in a very con
fident mood and appear to think the
Btrlko IB broken effectually , and that
only a few days more will bo re
quired to make it a thing of the past.
The return of the 400 tube workers
ot McKoesport and the report that 150
or more went In at the Pennsylvania
.Tube works nnd the protection of
,1 Sheriff McKlnloy and his 75 deputies
, id Doninilor , where a start will bo
made today , give much weight to this
Packers Granted More Time.
Chicago , Sept. 5.An extension of
the tlmo In which the big packing
flrniB at the stock yards may return
an answer to the union butchers' de
mand for a 10 per cent increase In
\ wages has been conceded by Presi
dent Michael Donnelly of the Amalga
mated Meat Cutters' union. After
conferring with several of the yard
managers , Mr. Donnelly expressed
himself as satisfied that concessions
sufficient to insure Immunity from a
Btrlko would be made by the employ
uabo. . rr-aio 10 Parliament.
Swansea , Wales , Sept. 5. The
trades union congress continued to
debate the Tart Vale decision , the
president cautioning the delegates to
be careful of their language in refer
ence to the house of lords. In voting
the recommendation of the parlia
mentary committee the congress was
recommended that an appeal should
lie made to parliament to repeal the
law and Judgment whether picketing
Garment Workers Clash.
Now York , Sept. 5. Flvo hundred
garment workers and strikers , a num
ber of them women , undertook to In
terfere last night with nonunion
workers who are employed In a Fifth
p avenue cloak house , where nonunion
labor is employed. The police quelled
the disturbance after a free fight In
the street and two of the leaders were
Machinists Quit Work.
Chicago , Sept 5. Thirty machin
ists quit work In Robert Tarrant's
foundry because that plant is doing
work for the Allls-Chalmers company ,
which is now engaged in a conflict
with the union. A strike at the Tar-
rant plant was settled a mouth ago by
granting the machinists the nine-hour
day asked for.
Think Strikers Poisoned Horses.
San Francisco , Sept. 5. Fifty
K horses belonging to McNab & Smith ,
draymen , were poisoned last night.
Fully one-half of the animals are dead
nnd the proprietors say that many
more will die from the effects of the
poison , which , it is now said , was ad
ministered by strikers.
Shipwrecked Sailors Safe.
Chicago , Sept. 5. The mystery re
garding the fate of the crow of the
echooncr Driver , which was capsized
In the lake near South Mnnltou isl
and in the gale last Friday , has been
cleared by the arrival of all five of
the men in Chicago.
PRESIDENT 13 ON HAND , * * "
Arrlvei In Buffalo for HU Day at the
Buffalo. Sout 5. PrcHldunt McKIn-
ley. In whoHO honor today ha been
net aside on the Pan American expo-
Hltlon calendar , entered Buffalo
through the portahi of the Rainbow
City last evening. Part of the party
left the train at the Central Htatlon ,
but the proBldont and Mm. McKlnloy ,
the MlHHi'H Iliirbor and Miss Sarah
Duncan , the presidents nloecB , and
the mombeiH of the reception committee -
too were tnkon to the north gate of
the exposition grounda. The Hereoch-
Ing of whlittloB and the booming of
Kunn greeted the prcHldent'H train UR
It pnflHed along the luke nnd river
froiitH over the bolt line tracks to the
BROKEN BOW BANK BROKEN.
Custcr County Institution Closes Its
Doors by Order of State.
Broken Bow , Nob. , Sept. 5. The
Bank of Custor county cloned Its doors
yesterday nftornoon on an ordt'r fr < Sm
Secretary Royno of the state bunking
board. In Itn last ntatcmcnt the bank
showed resources of $81,024 , of which
$ fi3l ! < ] C were loniiH and discounts
The deposits subject to cheek and de
mand cortlllcateu aggregate nearly
$00.000. F. C. Warrall of Kansas City
IB president , A. J. HobertHoti , alno of
Kiuumu City , vice president , and J. A.
Harris of thin place , caBhlor. An ex
nmluor will bo put In charge today.
LANDSLIDE KILLS THREE.
Workmen at Cleveland Burled Under
Tons of Earth.
Cleveland , Sept. 5 , Throe mon were
killed and three others Injured In n
landslide last night at the now Lake
Shore bridge ever the boulcvaid en
trance to Gordon park. Hoven hun
dred tons of earth , loosened by the
flood of Sunday , slid down from the
bank , burying a force of laborers en-
guKod In work on the brldgo.
The dead : Angola Dongelo , Nick
Manlco and Antonio Florniond.
Three other Italian workmen are in
a critical condition.
WIND WRECKS A CHURCH.
Other Buildings Destroyed by Storm
at Benkelman , Neb.
Benkclnmn , Neb. , Sept. 5. The
most destructive storm over known
in western Nebraska struck this town
last evening. The wind had the force
of i tornado. The United Presby
terian church was demolished , many
stables blown away and houses partly
wrecked. No lives were lost so far as
known , as people Haw the storm cloud
approach and took refuge In cellars
Two Con\ its Escape.
Lincoln , Sept. 5. Two convicts suc
ceeded In making tholr escape from
the penitentiary shortly before 1
o'clock yesterday morning. They arc :
Ilouck. sentenced from York county
to three years for criminal assault ,
and Pearson , sentenced from Lincoln
to one year for forgery.
Two Lucky Klondlkers.
Seattle , Sept. 5. Two Klondikors ,
C. C. Berry nnd William Stalloy , ar
rived In Seattle yesterday by the
steamer Dolphin from Dawson. Both
men are Eldorado creek mine owners ,
and as a result of the summer's while-
Ing brought out nearly $500,000 in
Teachers Complain of Cost.
Manlln , Sept. 5. The newly arrived
American teachers at a mass meeting
have decided to cable to the presi
dent claiming they were promised
commissary provisions , and that they
now find their expenses were double
what they were assured they would bo.
Farmer Drowned In Canal.
Trenton , N. J. , Sept. 5. The police
yesterday discovered a horse and bug-
By in the Delaware nnd Puritan canal ,
nnd upon Investigation a man's body
was found in the buggy. It is believed
the body Is that of a farmer who acci
dentally drove Into the canal.
Conference of Methodist Church South
St. Joseph , Sept. 5. The 55th an
nual session of the Missouri confer
ence of the Methodist Episcopal
church , south , opened here yesterday ,
Bishop Warren Candler of Atlanta pro-
siding. About 300 delegates and vis
itors are in attendance.
Charged With Contempt.
St. Louis , Sept. 5. Contempt pro
ceedings were instituted In the cir
cuit court before Judge Zachritz yes
terday against the bookmakers at the
Delmar track , because of their failure
to obey the temporary injunction is
Powder Mixer Killed.
Terre Haute , Ind. , Sept. 5. Samuel
Altman , an expert powder mixer , employed -
ployed In the Fontennt mill , was
killed yesterday In an explosion which
occurred while ho was experimenting
with explosives. His body was blown
Smith Gets Nomination
Scotland , S. D. , Sept. 5. Judge
Smith received the nomination for
Judge of the First Judicial circuit on
the first ballot by 103 votes. Dillon
of Yankton got 57 and Fleegor of
British Again Buying Mules.
Kansas City , Sept. 5. The purchase
of mules for the British army In South
Africa was resumed yesterday after
an Interval of three months. Several
hundred were selected.
For Selling Oleomargarine.
Clinton. la. , Sept. 5. On complaint
of State Dairy Commissioner Norton ,
Henry Badger was arrested here yes
terday , charged with selling oleomar
Chinese Envoy Apologizes for
EXPIATION ALONE NOT ENOUGH ,
Emperor William Sends Word toAjhlna
That More Is Expected Scant
Courtesy Shown Chun at First , but
Later He IB well Treated.
Berlin , Sept. 5. Emperor William's
reception of the Chlucso mission of
expiation , headed by Priuco Chun ,
which took place yesterday at Pots
dam , wan marked with all the severity
consistent with an audience nominally
The Chinese Imperial envoy on en
tering the palace was- not accorded a
Bnluto by the garde du corps. The
emperor received him seated. The
buttons and cpaulotu of his majesty's
white uniform were enveloped , In
crape. Prlnco Chun bowed thrice on
entering and leaving. Emperor Will-
lam remained seated during the read
ing of the Chinese address. After
ward , however , ho relaxed his stern
demeanor and welcomed the envoy
Emperor William , In reply to the
address , said : "It IB no Joyous nor
festive occasion which brings your
Imperial highness to me , but a deeply
melancholy and very serious event.
My minister to the court of the cm-
pcror of China has boon Blaln In the
capital of China by the murderous
weapons of the Chinese soldiers acting
under superior command , nn unheard
of crime , which Is branded as Infa
mous by international law and the
usages of all nations. From the
mouth of your Imperial highness I
have Just received an expression of
the ( loop regret of the emperor of
China. 1 readily believe your Imperial
brother personally stood aloof from
this crlnio nnd acts of violence against
the Inviolable legations. AH the great
er the guilt resting on his advisers and
government. The latter must not delude -
ludo themselves with the belief that
they arc able to obtain atonement nnd
pardon for their guilt by the expia
tory mission alone. They will bo
Judged by tholr future conduct In ac
cordance with the laws of nations. "
Not until after the ceremony did
the ntmoBphoro change. Then the
troops outside saluted , the bands
played and the hussars escorted
Prlnco Chun back to the orangery.
TO EXPEL TURKS FROM FRANCE.
Government Will Use This as First
Coercive Movement Against Sultan.
Paris , Sept. 5. The French govern
ment has decided on the first coercive
measure against the sultan of Turkey.
A decree has been drawn up and will
probably bo signed today , expelling
a number of Turkish agents whose
mission has been to spy on the young
Turks In Franco. The list Includes
several names well known In Parisian
society. It Is also learned that the
sultan has telegraphed to Munlr Bey
recalling him to Constantinople.
Organizing Pipe Line Company.
Fort Worth , Sept. 5. James W.
Swalno of Fort Worth and ox-Governor
J. S. Hogg , owners of the famous
Hogg-Swalne oil syndicate , will start
for Europe today to organize a $25-
000.000 pip line company , to establish
a pipe line from Spindle Top to Port
Arthur and Sablne Pass. The project
carries with It the purchase of a line
of 100 tank steamers and the erec
tion of a 5,000,000-barrel tankage at
Will Have Murder Trial.
Fort Dodge , la. , Sept. 5. The grand
Jury yesterday returned an Indictment
for murder In the first degree against
George and Oliver Brlcker , who are
charged with the killing of C. A. Guild
and son , Clarence Guild , in Yell town
ship , last Juno. The trial is expected
to bo one of the most sensational ones
in the history of Webster county.
Has Little Effect on Boers.
Pretoria , Sopt. 5. Lord Kitchener's
proclamation has yet had but little ef
fect so far as the surrender of burgh
ers Is concerned , but in response to
an earnest appeal the authorities have
given permission to many wives of
Boers in the field to warn their hus
bands of the futility and consequences
of further resistance.
Chinese Mission to Japan.
Yokohama , Sept. 5. The Chinese
mission of expiation for the murder
of Sugylma Akira , chancellor of the
Japanese legation in Peking , prior to
the Boxer uprising , will arrive at
Toklo and await preparations for the
reception of the party by the Japanese
Slave Traders Defeated.
Brussels , Sept. 5. Advices from
central Africa report a pitched battle
between 25 troops of the Congo Free
State and 300 slave traders well
armed , resulting In the defeat of the
slave traders and the capture of 150
rifles and Immense quantity of mer
To Call Reciprocity Convention.
Philadelphia , Sept. 5. The execu
tive committee of the National Associ
ation of Manufacturers , after a session
lasting nearly five hours , yesterday de
cided to ca'l a reciprocity convention
at a date to be later named. It Is prob
able some western city will be chosen.
Unhurt After Eighty-Foot Fall.
New York , Sopt. 5. After a fall of
SO feet. Into the gorge of the Kaater-
skill falls , in the Catskill mountains ,
yesterday , Miss Caroline Schroeder
of Brooklyn was found to be unhurt
save for a few bruises.
FOR TWO NATIO a TO DECIDE.
Uncle Sam May ' Jjate , but Colombia
and venezjfcia Mutt 8et Tme. |
WnKhlngtu SopU rTbe acton | Of
the Unlte states In tendering Its
good offsets to Venezuela and Colom
bia to TcM. War between those coun-
triivfl has not yet advanced to n point
Vvhern thin government has begun the
work of mediation. It has signified
Ua willingness to act , but It will re
main for the two countries to indicate
when the time has arrived for actual
mediation. Colombia already has
made known thnt It will welcome the
exercise of the pacific offices of the
United States. The response of Vene
zuela Is understood to be ICHB dcflnlto
In accepting the good offices of the
The note of the United States offer
ing to mediate has created an unusual
Btir In South American diplomatic
quartern , as It Is construed to be a
rather marked development of the
Monroe doctrine and one which will
be most acceptable to South America.
CUTS GASH | N POWERS' HEAD.
Goebel Conspirators Have Fight In
Frankfort , Ky. , Sept. G. James
Howard and ex-Secretary of State
Caleb Powers , convicted as Goebel
murder conspirators , quarreled In Jail
hero yesterday. Howard threw a
heavy Inkstand at Powers , striking
him on the head. Powers was knocked
over and bled profusely. IIo was un
conscious for 35 minutes. Drs. Do-
marec and Crutchcr dressed the
wound. They remained with Powers
for over an hour. The only witness
was ex-Adjutant General J. K. Dlxon ,
who was in conference with the two
men. Howard's new trial begins hero
next Monday , and his attorneys have
been In conference hero.
ASKS FORSYTH TO EXPLAIN.
Navy Department Sends Letter to Cap
tain Regarding Interview.
Philadelphia , Sept. 5. Captain
James N. Forsyth , U. S. N. , yesterday
received a letter requesting an ex
planation of his alleged Interview
upon the Sarnpson-Schley controversy ,
which was accredited to him by a Kan
sas City newspaper. The Interview
quotes Captain Forsyth as saying the
trouble In naval circles is due to the
fact that Admiral Sampson was promoted
meted over the heads of 17 capable of
ficers who were his seniors In rank.
Captain Forsyth admitted having
received a letter from the navy de
partment , but declined to speak fur
ther for publication.
Decision In Alaska Land Case.
Washington , Sept. 5. Acting Secre
tary Ryan has rendered a decision In
the land contest case of George Hark-
radcr and others against Anna Gold
stein. The case involved a conflict
between the Bonanza lode claim and
the townslte of the town of Juneau in
Alaska. The townsite protested
against the granting of the application
of a patent to the lode claim and the
secretary sustains the protest.
To Use Electricity on Railroad.
New York , Sept. 5. President
Frank Trumbull of the Colorado and
Southern Railroad company made the
announcement yesterday that the
board of directors of the company Is
considering the question of applying
electricity to its suburban lines near
Denver and has employed experts to
Investigate the matter.
Commits Suicide on Steamship.
Falmouth , Sept. 5. The Wilson
line steamer Buffalo , from New York ,
arrived here yesterday. The captain
reported that a New York newspaper
man , named Joy , committed suicide
by taking poison during the voyage.
In a letter to the captain he requested
that his body be buried at sea , which
Killed by Falling Rock.
Vancouver , Sept. 5. E. C. Duches-
ney , assistant general superintendent
of the Pacific division of the Canadian
Pacific railway , was killed yesterday
morning by a falling rock at tunnel
No. 11. The timber In the tunnel had
caught fire and Duchesney was super
intending the work of putting out the
Letter Carriers at Chattanoogy.
Chattanooga , Tenn. , Sept. 5. The
National Association of Letter Car
riers spent the third day of their con
vention in Chlckamauga National
park. The ball game was played at
the foot of Snodgrass hill , , where the
heaviest fighting was done during the
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
The reapportlonment of Texas gives
Democrats three more coneressme"
The announcement is made that
Senator W. A. Clark is about to be
come the owner of the famous Bitterroot -
root stock farm in Montana , founded
by the late Marcus Daly.
A cotton mill of Huntsville , Ala. ,
has closed a contract with n big firm
In southern China to furnish 1,200
bales of cotton sheeting. The entire
order amounts to $72,000.
The Rev. Dr. William H. Depuy of
New York city , for over 25 years as
sociate editor of the Christian Advo
cate , the official organ of the Metho
dist church , died of paralysis at Ca-
nakn. Conn. . Wednesday.
Alfred Jockson , former body ser
vant and slave of General Andrew
Jackson , died Wednesday in his cabin
on the Hermitage farm , the famous
Jackson home , near Nashville , where
he was born 9C years ago.
Director of the Mint Roberts says
Alaska's gold output this year will
bo up to last year's mark.
It is reported that the new survey
of the international boundary will
leave the greater part of the town of
Elaine , Wash. , on the Canadian
Said to Have Been Selected for
Cup Defender ,
SUPERIORITY MATTER OF DOUBT
Previous Conclusions Upset by Latest
Performance of the Two Aspirants
for Defenderchlp Constitution Has
Accident Shamrock Shows Speed.
New York , Sept. 5. The World
Buys : "From private sources it la
learned Unit Columbia has been
chosen to defend the America's cup
and In consequence of this decision
there will bo no race ; today. "
Newport , Sept. 5. In a trial race
yesterday between Columbia and Con
stitution , Bailed over a 16-inlle windward -
ward and leeward course , the Colum
bia won by 17 seconda correcUd time.
The Columbia led throughout , but
started one minute and thirteen seconds
ends ahead of the Constitution. The
Constitution , however , sailed the 15
miles 32 seconds faster than Colum
bia and came home 22 seconds faster ,
which was not quite sufficient to cover
tlje time allowance. A mile from the
finish the Constitution's balloon jib
was torn in halves , but the Columbia
took In her balloon jib immediately
afterwards. About a quarter of a mile
from the finish the Columbia set a
reaching Jib and crossed 19 seconds
ahead of the Constitution. The race
was very exciting from start to finish
and opens anew the question of supe
Shamrock Shows Speed.
New York , Sept. 5. Although under
Bail for only two hours yesterday , the
Shamrock II astonished those who
followed her by her remarkable speed
and ability to Ho close to the wind.
TRAIN ROBBERS SECURED $50,000. ,
Posoes With Their Bloodhounds Give
Up the Search.
Dallas , Tex. , Sept. 6. General Man
ager Boweran of the Cotton Belt Tex
as lines telephoned as follows from
headquarters In Tyler : "The details
of the robbery are substantially as
gathered by press reports. Six rob
bers dynamited the through passen
ger from St. Louis and took the con
tents. The mall was not molested.
It is reasonable to assume that con
siderable money was secured by the
robbers , but the amount can only be
learned at St. Louis , as it was a
through safe from that point. Up to
this hour we have no news of the suc
cess of the chase of the robbers.
Three large posses are In pursuit"
Texarkana , Ark. , Sept. 5. The
posses returned here , having called
the bloodhounds from the track. It
has been discovered that the robbers
secured one bag tof gold which re
quired the combined efforts of two
men to carry from the express car to
the engine. The amount of booty , it
is said , will reach nearly $50,000.
Cyclist Nelson Injured.
New York , Sept. 5. Johnny Nelson ,
the motor paced rider from Chicago ,
was badly Injured at Madison Square
Garden yesterday. He was scheduled
to ride a 15-mile motor paced race
against Jlmmle Michael. The riders
had traveled a little over two miles ,
when a tire on Nelson's motor ex
ploded , and the machine and Nelson
went down , along with Michael's mo
tor , which was trailing , Nelson's left
leg was badly lacerated and he was
removed to BelleTue hospital. The
physicians who attended Nelson said
he would be unable to ride again for
a year. Michael escaped the colll
Blon by riding up the bank.
Soldiers Poisoned by Stew.
Atlanta , Sept. 5. Two hundred and
seventy-five soldiers of the Twenty-
seventh infantry are in the hospital
at Fort McPherson , near here , as a
result of poisoning thought to be
from eating a stew which was cooked
all night. Four of them , Sergeant
Weinberg , Privates Coe , Gravely and
Beck , may die. Colonel French , In
command , has ordered a rigid Investi
gation , and the mess sergeant and
others supposed to be responsible will
Baseball Results Yesterday.
National League Boston , 3 ; St.
Louis , 10. Philadelphia , 5 ; Chicago ,
4. New York , C-3 ; Plttsburg , 12-10.
American League Detroit , 0 ; Phila
delphia , 1. Cleveland , 5 ; Baltimore ,
4. Chicago , 9 ; Washington , 5. Mil
waukee , 6 ; Boston. 4. Western League
St. Pawl , 11 ; Minneapolis , 3. Colorado
rado Springs , 4 ; Denver , 9. St. Jo
seph , 4 ; Kansas City , 2. Des Molnes ,
9 ; Omaha , 5.
River Steamer Burns.
St. Louis , Sept. 5. Meager details
were received here of the burning of
the steamer Gold Dust at Hardin's
landing , just below Concordla , Mo.
The boat Is the property of the Louisville -
villo and Evansville Packet company
and was launched only last week. No
lives were lost , but many narrow es
capes are reported.
German Cruiser Sinks.
Berlin , Sept. 5. The commander of
the Gorman fleet maneuvering In the
Baltic telegraphed from Aasnltz , Isl
and of Rugan , that the third class
cruiser Wacht has been sunk off Ar-
kona , after having been in collision
with the battleship Sachsen. It la
not known whether there was any
loss of life.
Sultan Appeals to Czar.
London , Sept. C.The sultan wired
the czar yesterday , says the Vienna
correspondent of the Dally Telegraph
begging him to intervene in the Con-
METHODISTS IN LONDON , l
Ecumenical Conference Meets In
Chapel Built by John Wesley ,
London , Sept. 5. The Ecumenical
Methodist conference opened In Wes
ley's chapel yesterday with a good
attendance. In the devotional exer
cises King Edward and President Me-
Klnloy were prayed for. Bishop Jo
seph C. Hartzcll , missionary bishop
of the Muthodlst Episcopal church In
Africa , tnado the opening prayer and
Bishop Galloway of Jackson , Miss. ,
preached an eloquent sermon , setting
forth the extremes of Methodists
throughout the world and emphatic
ally sizing the value of the tenets of
John Wesley. Communion followed.
The representation , which IB on a
basis of about one delegate to 20,000
members , gives the United States and
Canada 300 out of the 500 delegates
composing the council. The chair
man will be changed dally.
CLARK FOR SUPREME JUDGE.
Nebraska Prohibitionists Nominated
a State Ticket.
Lincoln , Sept. 5. Nebraska Prohi
bitionists held their state convention
and nominated the following state-
ticket : Justice of the supreme court ,
W. Bert Clark , Ashland ; regents of
the university , J. M. Dllworth of To-
cumsrnd Mrs. S. M. Walker of Lin
There were nearly 150 delegates
present , representing 22 counties. The
tenor of the speeches was in effect
that Nebraska Is ripe for prohibition
and that the prospects arc the bright
est for years. The platform is limited
practically to two planks , a declara
tion for the total abolition of the liq
uor traffic and woman suffrage.
Swiftwater Bill Arrested.
San Francisco , Sept. 5. William C.
Gates , otherwise known as "Swift-
water Bill , " was arrested in this city
on information sent by the authorities
of Tacoma , charging him with the ab
duction of his 14-year-old niece , with
whom it is said he eloped from Ta
coma about three weeks ago. The-
couple arrived in this city about ten
days ago , but their Identity was not
discovered until yesterday. It Is al
leged that "Swiftwater Bill" married
the girl in spite of the fact that ho
already had a wife.
Blaze in Emporla.
Emporla , Kan. , Sept. 5. Fire yesterday -
terday destroyed a number of resi
dences , the planing mill of E. S.
Sprague , a lumber yard and the First
Methodist church. Loss , $100,000.
The fire was communicated by a spark
from a Santa Fe engine. There was no
loss of life.
"What lie Would Have Snid.
In a complicated criminal cuse an old
laud surveyor was subprcnaed to give
his professional opinion In the matter.
As the proceedings were about to be
gin he asked permission to say a few
words , but was called to order sternly
by the Judge , who told him to wnlt till
he was questioned. The case then pro
ceeded. A host of witnesses were ex
amined , and even the prisoner fre
quently was called upon to make a
After a couple of hours the Judge
said to the old surveyor , "Now , sir ,
we shall bo glad to hear what you
have to sny on the whole case. "
The witness stood up and replied :
"I only wished to remark awhile ago
that I am quite deaf In my left car and
rather hard of hearing In the right. I
was merely going to ask If I might bo
allowed to sit immediately in front of
the witnesses and the prisoner. Up to
now I have not heard a single word of
the proceedings. " London Telegraph.
Foote Could He Cnnotlc.
One of the best repartees on record
is that of Foote , the actor. Dining
with some friends , a heated dispute
arose between himself and a young
nobleman. The latter sought to dis
parage Foote by asking him what his
"A tradesman , " said Foote.
"Then , sir , it is a pity he did not
make you one. "
"And pray , let me ask , -what was
your father , my lord ? "
"My father , Mr. Foote , was a gentle
"Then , my lord , It's a pity he did not
make you one. " Collier's Weekly.
Identified at txi t. " " " * *
Glen Miller , a United States marshal
In Utah , was sitting In his office at Salt
Lake City one day when a well dress
ed and intelligent looking man entered
and addressed him. "I was confident
that I knew the man , " said Glen in re
citing the circumstances , "but I was
not able to place him. As we conversed
pleasantly It gradually became im
pressed upon me that he was on old
Kansas acquaintance , perhaps seine
one 1 had known at the university , but
he spoke so cordially and with such an
assumption of his knowing me and my ,
knowing him that I did not have the
nerve to ask him who he was.
"In Salt Lake , " continued the smlU
Ing marshal , "we have the same fash
ion of doing the square thing by a
friend that used to prevail In Kansas.
There Is no prohibition law in Utah ,
and we found a place near by that waa
sufficient unto OIT purposes. After I
had said something , and ho something ,
we quickly got along to the stage
where I invited him to my house for
dinner , but all the time I was taxlna
my mind to learn his Identity and
watching for a chance word that would
give me a clew.
" 'By the way , ' I said at last , 'when
aid you como out ? ' meaning from the
States , of ( jourse. 'Oh , I got out last
night. You BOO , they cut off nine
months for good behavior. '
"Then It broke over inc. My gnest
was Pete Curry , a celebrated mall rob ,
ber , whom I had taken to the peniten
tiary Just three years before. " Kaa-
fitt City Journal.
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