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Succeeds Wilson as Chief Coun
sel for Admiral Schlcy.
COURT DELAYED ONLY ONE DAY.
Hearing It Resumed With Admiral
Cotton on the Stand Modifies Some
I of His Statements Captain Wise's
Testimony Ruled Out.
Washington , Sept. 2C. Two now
witnesses were Introducc-d In the
Bchley court yeaturday. They were
Admiral Cotton , who commanded tlio
auxiliary crulsur Harvard , and Cap
tain Wise , who commanded the aux
iliary cruiser Yale , during the Spanish
war. Doth these vessels werw used
us Hi-outs and both came up with the
Hying squadron off Santiago on the
: :7th : of May , buforo the retrograde
movement tKey } West WUH begun.
Admiral Cotton testified that ho
had KOim to Admiral Schloy'n flagship
on that day to take dispatches to him ,
mid he mild at IIrat that ho K VO him
four or llvo dispatches addressed to
the commander of the s'quudron. Ho
afterwards modified this statement ,
naylng that probably all but two of
thrso dispatches were addressed to
Mmself ( Admiral Cotton ) , but that
they contained Information which ho
thought should be in Admiral Schley'fl
possession. One of these was a copy
of a dispatch from Admiral Sampson ,
which had not been printed In the ofll-
Hnl records , stating that the Spanish
fleet was at Santiago. Ho also said
that the eoul could have boon taken
from the Morrlnme on the 27th of May ,
the day the retrograde movement to
Key Wont was begun for the purpose
Captain Wine testified Hint on the
27th of May ho had signalled Cap
tain Philip of the Texas his opinion
that Cervora was Insltlo the harbor at
Santiago , but this was ruled out. Dur
ing the day Admiral Schloy said ho
had selected Mr. Rnynor as his chief
of counsel , to succeed Judge Wilson.
Mr. Rnynor called attention to the
fnct that thro wcro some material
changes In the dispatches as printed
In the official reports by the navy de
Admiral Schloy's reply to these ills-
Iiatches dated May 29 , In which he said
ho could not obey the orders of the
department , was then read and Mr.
llnynor pointed out various changes
in the langungo of the dispatch as
printed In the otllclnl roport. He ad
dressed the court briefly concerning
IIo said that Admiral Schloy had
spoken of the weather as "boisterous"
niul that that word had been omitted
from the printed copy of the dispatch.
Ho also stated that whereas , the admi
ral had Bald that 11,500 tons of cotil
would bo necessary , the printed copy
made It 10,000 tons. It was also stated
In the original that Harvard was go
ing to Port Hoynl , whereas Kingston
had hern Inserted In the printed copy.
There also were other changes.
The order of Sampson , the letter
luiown as the "Dear Sehloy" letter ,
was read. It Is dated Key West , Flu. ,
May 20 , 1S9S. Referring to a tele-
Brain from the navy department , re
ceived by Sampson advising the lat
ter to send word to Schley to proceed
to Santiago , the letter saya :
"After duly considering this tele
gram 1 have decided to make no
changes In the present plans. That Is ,
you shall hold your present squadron
off Clenfuegos. If the Spanish ships
liavo put Into Santiago , they must
come either to Havana or Clenfuegos
to deliver the munitions of war which
they are said to bring for use In Cuba.
I am , therefore , of the opinion that
our best chance of success In capturing
their ships will bo to hold the two
points , Clenfuegos and Havana , with
all the force wo can muster. If later
it should develop that these vessels
nro at Santiago wo could then assem
ble off that port the ships best suited
for the purpose and completely block
ade It. Until we then receive moro
positive Information , we shall continue
to hold Havana and Clenfuegos. "
Charges Against Colleran.
Chicago , Sept. 26. Neglect of duty
and conduct unbecoming an officer are
the charges which Chief of Police
O'Neill will prefer today against Chief
of Detectives Colleran. It Is claimed
that Colleran , while chief of detec
tives , Juggled the evidence In favor of
James Duulnp , bank burglar , who was ,
however , sentenced to 20 years In
Mrs. McKlnley's Condition.
Canton , O. , Sept. 26. Favorable re
ports continue to come from Mrs. Me-
Klnley. She has not experienced any
real change , but has had no symptoms
of relapse and gives every Indication
of steadily regaining her normal con
dition. The usual visit was made to
the cemetery yesterday and a good
part of the afternoon was spent driv
Two Inches of Snow In North Dakota.
Bottlneau , N. D. , Sept. 26. Over
two Inches of snow fell here yester
day and It Is still storming. Four
Inches of rain have fallen In the last
three days. Much grain will rot In
the field unless the weather changes
nt once. Not one-third of the grain is
Court to Visit Two Years ,
London , Sept. 26. A dispatch to the
Times from Shanghai says it Is stated
"on high authority In the North China
News" that the court has definitely de
cided not to return to Peking for two
years. It Is added that the court will
remain at Kol Fens Foo.
MAQOIO IS BOUND OVER.
Annrchlit Who Prophesied McKlnley'a
Death Held to Qrnnd Jury.
Alliuquoique , N. M. . Sept. 20. An
tonio MnKKl" . jilli'Ki'il anarchist , who IH
mild to have doilnred several inonthH
HKO that In1 know that PrcHldont Me
Klnley would In- Killed before Oct. 1 ,
had a preliminary hearing before Unit
ed States Commissioner Nowcomb at
Silver City yt'Htordiiy ami was bound
OVIT to await the tu-tloi ) of tin1 United
States grand jury at LHH CrueoH , which
meets on Or I. 7. under $10,000 bomlH.
He could not luriilBh bull and wan re
manded Into the custody of Deputy
United Stati'H Marshal I rnofT , who
will tiring the prisoner hero for BUfo
keeping. Several respectable citizens
testified that MiiKKlo Hinted on the
streets nnil In saloons In Silver City
less tlnui three months ago Hint Presi
dent MeKlnley would bo killed be
fore1 Oct. 1. and that the person who
wan to kill him had boon Holocted.
When put on the stand , Mngglo denied
the statements , but admitted that ho
wan mi nnnrehlst , not against the Unit-
oil SUitcs , but against every crowned
bend of his own country , Italy , whom
ho said were rosixmslblo for all the
hardships oxpcrlenced by the poor
classes In Italy.
FAMILY VISITS C2OLGOSZ.
Father , Brother and Sister of Assas
sin See Him In Jail ,
Buffalo , Sept. 20. Paul , Wnldeck
and Victoria CzolKiw/ , father , brother
and sister of Leon C/olgosz , the assas
sin of President MeKlnley , were grant-
od an Interview with the prisoner In
the Krle county Jail yesterday. Assist-
ant District Attorney Frederick Hnller
and Asslstnnt Superintendent of Peed
lice P. V. Cussaek were present under
Instructions of District Attorney Penney -
noy , throughout the Interview.
No other person will bo allowed to
BOO the prisoner until after the sen1
tence of death Is Imposed this uftor
The Interview between the assassin
and his father , brother and sister lasted -
ed .15 minutes , but no Information lead-
Ing to the Implication of anyone else
In an anarchist plot to kill the presi
dent was given by the prisoner.
"Wo have learned nothing that we
did not Know before , " said District At
torney Hnllor at the conclusion of
"IIo talked moro than he had at any
previous time , but even to his family
ho was not very communicative. "
The family returned to Cleveland
Immediately after the Interview.
FARMERS TRY TO BLACKMAIL.
Demand $4,000 Under Threat of BlowIng -
Ing Up Railroad Tracks.
Plutto City , Mo. , St-pt. 26. A few
days ago Superintendent Hohl , of the
Burlington route , received a letter un
signed , mailed at Waldron , Mo. , de
manding of the Burlington that $4,000
be deposited by a light on the public
road below Waldron or the tracks
would be blown up with dynamite.
Superintendent Hohl , Detective Mich
ael and Sheriff Elgin of Platte county
went to the place at the appointed
time and captured John and James
Sanderson , one of whom tins con
fessed , Implicating his brother. They
were brought to Plattc City and nro
now In Jail , awaiting a preliminary
New Mistress of White House.
Washington , Sept. 20. Mrs. Theo
dore Roosevelt , wife of the president ,
took up her permanent residence In
Washington last night , when , as mis
tress of the whlto house , she occupied
apartments there for the first time.
She reached the city at 9:30 : o'clock ,
bringing with her two of the Roosevelt
velt children , their governess and a
housekeeper. The rooms of the buildIng -
Ing have been specially fitted up for
the presidential party. Now carpets
and furniture have been bought , and
some painting and varnishing done.
Oil Discovery at Peorla.
Peoria , Sept. 20. Excitement la
rlfo In this city over the discovery of
oil bubbling from the ground on the
Weigher ground , on the Tazewell side
of the Illinois river. A company has
boon formed and has secured options
on 500 acres of land , Including the
Weigher property. The price of land
In the Immediate- vicinity has been ad
vanced beyond all ordinary valuation.
Death Sentence for Handy.
Kansas City , Sept. 26. A special to
the Times fromUnalaska says that at n
special term of the United States dis
trict court Fred Handy was found
guilty of murdering last Juno Con and
Florence Sullivan , brother and sister ,
of Butte , Mon. , and R. J. Rooney of
Seattle. Handy was sentenced to be
hanged at Nome Dec. 6.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
W. H. Sodden , owner of the 1.200-
acre Youmnns farm , died at his home
near Marshall , Minn. , Wednesday.
M. Horen of Holla , Mo. , was Instant
ly killed by falling from an elevator
shaft at the glass works at Eldora , la.
Prince Albert equaled the world's
pacing record of 2:04 : 3-4 on a half mile
track at the Allentown ( Pa. ) fair
Colonel J. J. Hlckmnn. past worthy (
grand templar of the Independent Or
der of Good Templars of the World ,
is at the point of death at his homo In
Columbia , Mo.
Turkey has agreed to pay the claim
of M. Lornnda , n French subject , for
money advanced to the Ottoman gov
ernment years ago. Ambassador Con-
stans is preparing to return to Con
A grand jury nt Centervllle , la. , In
dicted Sheriff Cllmle. Constable Smith
and Justice Henderson for conspiracy
to rob the county by illegally collect
ing foes for confining tramps under
the vagrancy law. j I
Doomed Man Foiled in Attempt
to Cheat the Gallows.
SAWS TWO BARS ON CELL DOOR.
Is Detected Before Reaching the Third
One Murderer of Herman Zahn
Makes Desperate Effort to Secure
Freedom Governor Will Investigate
Lli.voln , Sept. 20. William Rhea ,
under sentence of death for the inur-
dor of Herman Zahn at Snydur last
winter , niado on Ineffectual attempt
to saw his way to liberty from the
btuto prison last Sunday.
From HOIIIO source the doomed man
Hucured a Raw and last Saturday night
tuiwod through two Iron bars on his
cell door. It wna necusBnry to saw a
third bar In order to effect hlH escape
Into the corridor , where he would have
to confront the night guard. Hlien
postponed the work on the second bar
until Sunday night. Early Sunday
morning the prison officials detected
the condition of the barn and Immedi
ately removed llhoa to the now cell
house , where ho will hereafter bo con
fined behind the nialloablo Btoel bars.
In Jibuti's cell were found several
table ( ] knives , two pocket knives and a
rudely constructed lancet , made from
a razor. These articles wore secreted
by t Rhea In a niche which ho had cut
In the stone wall of his coll. Just how
all these articles were passed to Rhea
Is a inyHtery.
Immediately opposite Rhea's old cell
IB the "dark hole , " the door of which
Is burred with n scantling. Rhea's
scheme was to use this as a jveapon
In "doing" the guard to secure posses-
slon of the keys to the east gate and
regain his freedom.
Rhou , whoso real name Is William
. Klein , Is not yet 22 years old , yet he
has the reputation of being a desperate -
ate man. Ho escaped from the Satin-
ders county Jail while under sentence
for burglary , and IB now awaiting n de
cision of the supreme court on a mo
tion filed by his attorneys asking that
the death sentence bo changed to life
Governor Savage took possession
of the saw and other Implements found
In the- cell of the prisoner and will
make a rigid Investigation.
CUSTER HAS $50,000 FIRE.
Blaze of Incendiary Origin Destroys
Block of Business Buildings.
Custor , S. D. , Sept. 20. A block of
business buildings in this city was
destroyed yesterday. Estimated loss ,
f50OUO ; with some Insurance. The
fire is supposed to have been of In
cendiary origin. Nine buildings were
burned , Wright's billiard hall , Black-
ley's billiard store , Custor Shoo store ,
Fuddon's meat market , Weather's j
grocery , Wnldfng's grocery , the Boston i
store , A. E. Jones' drug store and I
Finch & Willis' clothing house being
The town Is without fire protection
and without wells. A further spread
of the fire was prevented by tearing
down several buildings in the path
of the flames , while a force of several
hundred , who formed In line with
buckets , dashed water upon the burn
LEXINGTON GETS A TWISTER.
Storm Lasting Thirty Minutes Does
Much Damage to Property.
Lexington , Neb. , Sept. 20. A ter
rific windstorm visited this vicinity
last night , accompanied by rain and
lightning. Trees were uprooted ,
houses were lifted from their founda
tions and outbuildings of all kinds
A new barn , 16x32 feet , belonging
to Ivor Nelson , was struck by lightning
and then literally torn to atoms by
the wind. The flying embers demol
ished a new windmill. A number of
other windmills were blown down.
Many chimneys were leveled to the
roofs. The storm lasted 30 minutes.
Coursing Meet at Madison.
Madison , S. D. , Sept. 26. The In
ternatlonal Coursing club was wel
corned to the city yesterday by Presl
dent Rothschild of the local club , ro-
spouses being mode by Messrs. Handy
of Minneapolis and Kellogg of San
Francisco. Thirty-two entries were
made in the all-age class and 24 In
the puppy class. Pairs being drawn
for the first trial , about 300 sportsmen
In carriages and on horseback went to
the park , where the pairs were run off
on wild jock rabbits. Game was plen
tiful and the sport exciting.
Tornado In South Dakota.
Clear Lake , S. D. , Sept. 26. A storm
which almost attained the proportions
of a tornado passed through the western -
ern portion of this county last night ,
doing great damage. A school house
was blown down , numerous dwellings
and farm buildings were twisted from
their foundations and great numbers
of grain stacks were scattered and de
stroyed. Two inches of rain fell.
Convicts Attack Guard.
Lenvenworth. Kan. , Sept. 26. Two
negro convicts working on the site of
the new United States penitentiary at
tacked John Kcnnary , ono of the
guards , yesterday with bricks , knocked
the officer down. Inflicting severe In
juries. Assistance reached the guard
In time to prevent his being killed.
v.The guard had reproved the negroes
for shirking their work.
City Treasurer a Suicide.
Elk Point , S. D. , Sept. 26. Edwin
G. Jny. city treasurer of Elk Point ,
committed suicide by swallowing poi
son. It Is believed his accounts are
all right. Jay has been 111 and des-
pondcnt for some months.
NEW SHIP HA8 ROUGH PASSAGE.
Big German Liner Comes Into Port
With Deck Badly Littered.
New York , Sept. 26. The new
twin screw steamer Kron Prlnz Wll-
helm arrived In port yesterday. It
left Bremen on Sept. 17 and Southnmpj
ton nnil Cherbourg the 18th. From
the time of leaving Cherbourg harbor
the lingo Htcamer plunged Into head
with heavy southwesterly gales ,
The sea broke over the Bhlp's bow ,
smashing the forward rails , stove In
the deck IIOUBCB and lot the water In
the forward saloons. A companionway -
way was smashed also. The weather
was BO rough the steamer was obliged
to run under reduced speed for three
days and a half. The screws were reef
ducod to 50 revolutions. The great
steamer was unable under these condlhi
lions to nmko any attempt nt recordtr
breaking and most of the time only
0,500-horse power was used. However ,
the Rpeod Increased when the weather
moderated , and on the 23d It made
G64 knots and the 2Hh It made 575
knotH , which the chief engineer
claimed to be the best ilny's run ever
nmdo on an Initial voyage. The time
of passage was C days , 10 hours and 15
minutes. Total distance , 3,045 knots ;
average speed per hour , 19.74 knots.
STAFF OF ELL TORRANCE.
Commander-in-Chlef of Grand Army
Gives Out Some Appointments.
Minneapolis , Sept. 20. Commander-
In-Chief Torrnnce of the Grand Army
of the Republic yesterday announced
the following Btaff appointments :
Adjutant general , S. II. Towler of
Minneapolis ; quartermaster general ,
Charles Burroughs of Rutherford , N.
J. ; Inspector general , Wilfred Wither- ,
bee of Boston. | i
This will be General Burroughs' i
fourth successive term | '
.c as quartcrmas-
tor general. He has served under Com- '
mnndors Gobln , Sexton and Rassleur.
The appointment of Mr. Towler ;
makes It certain that Minneapolis '
will bo the headquarters of the Grand
Army . during Judge Torrance's admin
Enjoy Trip Across Canada.
Fort William , Ont. , Sept 20. The
special train bearing the Duke and |
Duchess of Cornwall and their travelIng -
Ing companions westward spent yesG
terdny on the north shore of Lake ,
Superior , and by night had put Fort
William and the lake behind them
and were speeding on toward ManIG
toba. The day's run was for the most
part through long stretches of unseto
tied country , but at all the widely separated -
rated towns and villages the people
gathered to offer their cheers and wela
come to the royal party. There were
lumbermen , hunters and miners and
some Indians in the little crowds , and
the welcome was always a hearty one.
Both the duke and duchess took a
lively Interest In the country through
which they passed.
Lead Producers Combine.
Chicago. Sept. 26. The Recordc
Herald says that the lead producers of
the country , stirred by the reported '
projection of a great $20,000,000 lead
trust , under the control of the Whit- ,
ney-Ryan-Guggenhelni smelting syndl- ,
cnte , are planning a close cornblna-
tlon of the producing interests. Their
object , it is stated , Is to get into a poD
sltlon where they will not be at the
mercy of the smelting combination ' ,
The plan as set forth Is to form n corporation -
poration of moderate capital , which
shall become the selling agency of
the producers. The producers plan
also to store their product when the
conditions of the market make the
Cummins Blames the Press.
Philadelphia , Sept. 26. The second
day's session of the 27th annual ses-
slon of the Catholic Young Men's National - ,
tional union was devoted to the discus '
sion of public press. Thomas J. Cum l'i
mins , of the International News bureau ' - '
reau , read a paper on "American Jour
nalism. " He said ho deplored the
tendency toward sensationalism of the
papers and declared that the assassl- ' ! '
nation of President MeKlnley was due ,
In a measure to the Inflammatory ut
terances of the press.
Russians Seize American Sealer.
Victoria , B. C. , Sept. 26. The sealIng -
Ing schooner Vera , which has arrived
from a sealing cruise to the Copper , ; .
islands , with 636 skins , brings news |
of the selzuro by a Russian man-of- i
war of one of the schooners sailing out
of Hakodate under American owner
ship , the Josephine. No details were
learned of the seizure , but It was un-1'
derstood the schooner bad been taken I
to Petropaulowskl and what dlsposl- ' '
tlon has been made of the crow could
not be learned. ,
Four Arrested for Army Theft.
Denver , Sept. 26. The police have
arrested four men in connection with
the theft of several . i
thousand pairs of i
shoes from the army quartermaster's' | '
department In San Francisco. The sus
pects are James Murphy , Thomas Sul
livan , George Wellington and William
Ready. The arrest was made on information
formation furnished by second hand I
clothing dealers. Ready was taken | I
while In the act of disposing of some
of the shoes. I
Logan , la. , Sept. 26. Richard J. j
Latta , charged with train robbery ,
was yesterday acquitted. The Jury is
out 30 minutes. Daniels repeated is
former confession on the witness
stand , Implicating Huns. Hans , who
was subpoenaed as n witness by thei '
defense , failed to appear. G. C. Por-
ter. subpoenaed by the defense , also
failed to appear.
Boer Leaders Banished.
Pretoria , Sept. 26. Ten Boer lead-
ers , captured since Sept. 15 , have been
permanently banished from South
Beat Britons in Six of the
j Nine Events.
HURDLE EVENT THE CLOSEST.
Colors of Cambridge and Oxford
| Trailed In the Dust at Berkeley
1 Oval by Harvard and Yale , Who
j New York , Sept. 26. The athletes
of Yale and Harvard met the athletic
representatives of Oxford and Cam
bridge universities at Berkeley oval In
track and Hold events , and , aa was ex
pected , the Americans proved to be too
much for the visitors , the Americans
winning six out of the nine events on
the ; program. Points were counted for
wins only , BO that the Harvard and
Yale men defeated their English oppo
nents by a score of six points U three.
Between the American universities
honors were equally divided , Harvard
and Yale winning three events. The
Oxford men failed to gain a point for
the visiting team , the light blue of
Cambridge being to the front in the
three events won by the Englishmen.
The closest event of do day was the
1120-yard ' hurdle event. Garnler of Ox
ford and Converse of Harvard had the
ISSSUP ' between themselves , the latter
winning by barely six Inches , the
time ' being 0:155-5. : Hargrave of Yale
made a superhuman effort toward the
finish of the 100-yard dash , which he
won in 0:102-5. : Cambridge won the
one-half , ono and two-mile runs.
Breeze for Yacht Race.
New York , Sept. 20. The weather
sharks ] and yachting experts unite in
expecting that a breeze will be blow
ing j today that will give the Shamrock
and the Columbia a race which will
be memorable In the long series of
cup events. The two vessels turned
out yesterday for the last preparatory
work in a breeze that was kicking up
the ] whitecaps.
SHAFFER'S PROOF DEMANDED.
Gompers and Mitchell Challenge His
Charges Against Them.
New York , Sept 26. In an open
letter i < issued hero yesterday , Samuel
Gompers , president of the American
Federation ; of Labor and vice president
of the Clgarmakers' International
union , and John Mitchell , president of
the ! United Mine Workers of America ,
and second vice president of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor , challenge
T. J. Shaffer of the Amalgamated asso
ciation of Iron , Steel and Tin Workers
to prove his statements recently made
They deny that they failed the
Amalgamated association In its hour
of need and suggest that their vindica
tion be left to committee of three
organized labor men , by whose tie-
cislon they will abide , and will resign
If | he is successful.
Jailer's Posse Beats Off Mob.
Louisville , Sept. 20. The jail at
Shelbyville is being heavily guarded
to prevent the lynching of Anna Field ,
a negro woman , and Jumbo Field and
Clarence Garnett , negro boys. Will-
lam i White , a printer , was found dying
in | a path leading to the Field woman's
house j Saturday night. The two boys
have ] confessed to the murder and all
three have been indicted. Monday
night -10 masked men made an attacU
on the jail and succeeded In breaking
the door and getting Into the corridors ,
but they could not get Into the prison-
ers' cage. The jailer summoned a
J posse and managed to beat them off.
The threats continue.
Another Strike of Steel Workers.
Chicago , Sept. 26. Another strike
of steel workers that may extend to
the South Chicago plant of the 1111-
nons Steel company Is a probability.
Within three days of the settlement of
the Amalgamated association strike
the Bayview steel workers at Mllwau-
kee have declared their intention to
again abandon work because of a rad
ical reduction of their wage scale by
the company. On Monday the rollers
at Bayview were Informed that the
tonnage rates on which they worked
had been reduced materially , In some
cases being cut from $1.25 to 40 cents.
Work of Eastern Star.
Detroit , Sept. 26. Delegates to the
supreme chapter of the Eastern Star
were kept busy yesterday from early
morning , until almost midnight. The
morning , business session began with
I' a ' discussion of the report of the com
mittee on jurisprudence In relation tea
a revision of the ritual , and the debate -
bate was not finished when the afternoon -
noon session adjourned. Last night
the local chapter entertained the delegates -
gates with a musical program In Mu
sic temple and Detroit command-
cry Knights Templar gave an exhi
Kaiser and Council Again at Odds.
Berlin , Sept. 26. Emperor William
and the Berlin city council are again
at odds. While the re-election of Herr
Kauffman as second burgomaster has
naturally not tended to relax the
strained relations , a new difficulty has
Jarisen with regard to the proposal
that another tramway should cross
Unter Den Linden. Emperor William
Insists that the line shall go under
ground and has refused a further audience
ence on the subject to the chief burgo-
master , Dr. Hlschner.
Prince Chun Not Coming.
Berlin , Sept. 20. Prince Chun , the
Chinese envoy , will not return home
by way of the United States. In ac
cordance with telegraphic Instructions
the prince will go to Naples , and Oct.
10 will sail direct for China.
SIEOEL'S SHORTAGE IS $500,000 ,
Rockefeller Will Suffer Loss of Nearly
Half a Million.
Kansas City , Sept. 2G. The Times -v
says : The expert accountants who
have been at work on the books of the
defunct Slegel-Sandcrs Commission
company for many months , practically
completed thtlr labors yesterdB.y and
for the first time since the concern
went to the wall Frank Rockefeller ,
the Standard Oil capitalist , learned
the full extent of his financial losses.
The startling revelation was made
by the expert accountants that Mr.
Rockefeller will suffer a loss of near
ly $500,000 as a result of alleged ma
nipulation of the books by Frank
Slegel , the company's former president
who is now resting under two Indict
One of the most interesting features
of the case was made known yesterday
when Mr. Rockefeller announced that
ho would not prosecute Slegel , who
Is now out under bond awaiting trial ,
but would place the entire matter In
the hands of Utley Wedge , receiver
for thu Slegel-Sandera company.
Nebraska Day at Buffalo.
Omaha , Sept. 20. Tuesday , Oct. 3 ,
has been sot aside by the Pan-Amer
ican Exposition company and desig
nated by Governor Savage as Nebras
ka day , and It Is expected that Nebras
ka will be represented very largely
at Buffalo at that time. It is urged
that all Ncbraskans who contemplate
visiting the Pan-American this fall
make it a point to be there on Ne
braska day. Special arrangements
have been made to entertain the gov
ernor and his staff , who will leave-
Omaha Monday evening , the 30th , ar
riving in Chicago the next morning ,
traveling from Chicago to Buffalo via
the Wabash line In a special car , the
Wabash having been designated as the
official line from Chicago to the east.
If nil arrangements are carried out as
contemplated , there will be enough Nebraskans -
braskans on hand to run a special
train over the Wabash from Chicago
to Buffalo on Tuesday , Oct. 1. Very
many people of the state now visiting
In the east may be Induced to be at
Buffalo , and the present low rates be
tween Omaha and the Pan-American
city will enable the Nebraska delega
tion to make a very creditable showing /
on Nebraska day.
Troops Sent to Madlsonville.
Franklort , Ky. , Sept. 20. Under or 'r '
ders of Governor Beckham , the Owens-
bore and Bowling Green companies of 'ri
the state militia have gone to Madl i
sonville. This action was in response i
to a report made by State Mine Inspector >
specter Henry HInes , who has been
there Investigating the trouble at the
Baseball Results Yesterday.
National League Chicago , 3 ; Phil
adelphia. 4. St. Louis , 2 ; Boston , 1.
Cincinnati. 2 ; Brooklyn , 0. PIttsburg ,
10 ; New York , 5. American League-
Washington , 3 ; Detroit. 2. Milwaukee ,
4 ; Philadelphia , C. Boston , 5 ; Chica
go , 2. Baltimore , 7 ; Cleveland , 5.
In the School of Work.
Charles A. Dana of the New York
Sun was a man of extensive learning
and attached great Importance to college -
logo training , but was quick to recog
nize the value of the practical educa
tion that n man of good parts may pick
up In tbis workaday world outside of
A young man went to The Sun office
one day and asked to see the editor In
chief , lie would not be rebuffed by the
subordinates and after some delay was
admitted. He stated his business with
out a moment's loss of time.
"Mr. Dann. " he Raid , "I believe I
could be of some use on this paper , and
I want you to give me a trial. If you
don't tlud me of any use , you needn't
pay me any salary , and If you do L
shall want a good salary. If I don't
find my proper groove In a month , you
can drop niu out. "
Mr. Dana looked him over.
"Young man , " he said , "I like your
looks. Have you ever attended any In
stitution of learning ? "
newspaper offices , one a country week
ly and the other a dally paper la a city
of 100.000 Inhabitants. "
"I'll take you. Go and report to the
managing editor. "
And Mr. Dana turned again to hlu
work. Youth's Companion.
'Wealth of Oa.lt Timber.
One of Tennessee's richest fields of
natural resources Is In Its forests. Most
of her timbered land Is as yet virgin ,
and at the top of the list of the varie
ties to DC found Is oak. That tro& Is
one of the most valuable that ever
grew , and this state Is more than usu
ally rich In It.
Oak timber la practically Indestructi
ble when not exposed to the elements
of the atmosphere. I mean that oak
timber can be submerged In the grounder
or burled In the water , where the at
mosphere does not affect It , and It will
last for so many years that the man
who had put it there Is dead and for
gotten by the time It has decayed.
It la a growing favorite , and deserv
edly so , In many wnys of manufactur
ing furniture and in finishing flno
houses. The price on It Is always firm ,
and every now and then It makes n
spurt and climbs up n point from which
It never will fall. If the forests of this
tree to be found In Tennessee today nro \
here 00 years from now , this will bo
one of the richest states In the Union.
Knosvlllo Sentinel ,
- - , . .
llcnlthy Trec .
The time In the summer at which the
leaves begin to turn Is a tolerably sure
the soundness of the
trees will keep their foliage
green until September , while the leaves
of unhealthy trees will begin to show
signs Aueusu of turning brown or yellow In
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