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T1IK NORFOLK NKWS : FIUIMY , MAHCJ11 17 , 1M5 ,
THOUSANDS OF POSITIONS AT
PRIZES IN STATE DEPARTMENT
Secretary Taft Believed to be Slated
For Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court Fine Place * for Lawyers.
Tempting "Plums" to be Found.
When Prenldent lluoNovelt hnulus
" hnklni ; tin * plum tree" nflcr Mnrch 4
there will ln > ninny thoiiMiiiid positions
at bin ( llHtmHiil with HnhirloH runglng
from $17,500 n year to nolhhiK hut K' ' >
ry , ny H WiiNhlngton Hpoehil dlMpntch
to tlu > Now York World. In iiddltlon
there lire lnnumt > ntblo commlMlonn In
the nii ) ' , iwvy. innrlmeorpn mill Judl-
There IH n greiiter elmnce for the of
flee ureker In tin * pootolllee depiirtmenl
than In nny other hrnnoh of the gov
ernment , for fi.OSi ! of ( lit * phteert at the
president's dlnpoMiil are there. A inn
Jorlty of those nre poHtmiiHlcnthlps ,
which pay milarlen rung I UK from $8.000
In New York to $1.000 In mnull ollleert.
Mon > tlian llfty of the presidential post-
mfttttTH receive $ Hr > 00 or more.
The Mute department will furnlfdi tm |
highest Hiihirled portions. ' 1'horo are
five nmbiiHHiidorrihliw which pay (17 , *
000 tneh. two which pay $12,000 Aus-
trU nnd Italy anil thirty ministers
Abroad who receive miliirlc.H ranging
from fIL'.IHH ) to | 4,000 a year , llvo of
whom receive thu maximum and ten of
thcvm $10,000. In all , the ntatu depart-
rorat Will furnluh 1,100 appolntmontn ,
which Include the consular Bcrvlco ,
ranging , with nnlurles and fee , from
I1&.000 to $20,000 of the consul general
at London to an olllco where only fee *
The prenldent IH expected to ho able
to bestow the chief Justiceship of thn
upremo court on Secretary Tuft. ThlH
place payH $111,000 n year for life , and
oil retirement the chief JiiMtlce. drawn
rctlml pay. An nn.ioclutc jtmtlco may
also retlru durhiK the term of I'rosl-
dent RooHovelt. ThU pays $12,500 and
is for life , with rntlrvd pay.
There are 12A eollectomhlpn which
pay from $12,000 a jenr to $1,000. The
treasury department Is a rich Held , for
there arc 702 olHcea , Including those
named. The nHslMant trvamirer of the
United States at New York gets $8.000
a yearBH niucb as the necrotary of
the treamiry hlniHolf and there are
eight anslMtmit treaHUrerti of the Unite * !
States , who rwolvo from $5,000 to
94,500. In the mint and atomy ofilecu
there nre twenty-six otllcett pitying
from $2,500 to $4,500 a year. Then
are uUo Nixty-seven collector * of In
ternal revenue , who receive $ IMX
each ; forty-live Nurveyurn of cuNtonm
and MX naval olllcera of ciintoni * . al
receiving high nalarleH.
In the Interior department the.ro are.
891 presidential berths , payhiK fron
$4.500 to $1.000 a year ; In the depart
mcnt of commerce there are forty-one
placen ; In the war department are nlno
presidential position * and In the navy
department only three of these places
The department of agriculture him hut
three places which the president can
fill. Those IlKurc * Include the cabinet
olllcor at the head of the department
and the assistant to the cabinet olllcor.
Under the department of Justice
there IN a large hatch of presidential
office * . There are at the head of the.
Hat a solicitor general , receiving
$7,500 ; an assistant to the attorney
general , receiving $7.KX ( > ; six iiHststant
attorneys general , drawing from $4,50 * )
to $5,000 , and two solicitors at $ -l..r > 00
and .fl.tHKt. Then there are eighty-six
district attorneys , one assigned to each
federal district. It has been stated
that the fees of the attorney for the
district Including New York city have
at time * amounted to $100ooo. All of
these positions in the department of
Justice can lw hud by lawyers only ; but.
In addition , there are elRlity- lI'ulted
States marslmlshlps open to > laymen
and paylns from $2.fiOO toUHK ) .
Some temptlui ; presidential plmnn
aie ; also to be found among the federal
commissions. The live Interstate com
merce commissioners receive $7,50t >
each , Spanish-American claims com
mldKloners $5.000 , members of the com-
mloslon to codify the penal laws $3.000
aud member * of the civil service com
mission $ S..MHI.
In addition there are about 123 fed
eral Judge * and seven midshipmen to
tb Naval academy and forty cadets to
Of course all these pi nee * are no'
available , but the president could , ex
cept lit t'n ' e e of the Judlolary , re
move an.\ one now holding a position.
TusM \ luciudes all olllces which he
could till If ho really wanted to and
do * * not Include tha personal force nt
th * White House.
Notice of City Election.
Notice Is hereby given to the quali
fied electors of the city of Norfolk ,
Nebraska , that the annual election of
said city will bo held In the different
wards , of said city , on Tuesday , April
4 , 1505 , for the purpose of electing
one mayor , one city clerk , one city
treasurer , one city engineer , one po
lice judge , one councilman from the
First ward , one councilman from the
Second ward , one councilman from
the Third ward , and one councilman
from the Fourth ward.
The voting places in the different
wards shall ba as follows :
First ward , at the city hall.
Second ward , at the Wc t Side Ho e
Third ward , nt the residence of An
ton Duchholz , No. 421. South Fifth
Fourth ward , at the Fourth "Ward
The pollw In oitPh of the said places
Hindi bo opened nt 0 o'clock In the
forenoon nnd remain open until 7
o'clock In the evening of ttio nnld day.
Dated nt Norfolk , Nebraska , this
7th day of March , 1905.
Attest : Minor C. Iliucn ,
S. H. MoFarlnnd , Mayor.
CAR SERVICE NOT NORMAL
Trains on New York Subway More
Irregular Tlun Last Week ,
New Yiiil > , Match II. Tralllc on all
the olcvitlcil i on UN and In thu subway
was handled In a manner that failed
to give adequate HutUfantlon during
the riiHh hours. It scoinnd that the
poopltt hud forgotten the conditions
that ohlnlncd Innt week. They crowd
ed elevated and tuihway stations ,
fought to bourd expresses nnd avoid
ed front mid rear cum. Hervlco In tha
subway \VI\H Irregular and nt all sta
tions the police itnd employeH were
rendered almost helpless by the
crowdH on the platforms. A number
of the old employee have been rein
stated iind they were given charge of
the exprewM'H , but thn Irregularity of
the loculH , run by utrlko breakers , ren
dered the efforts to Improve the norv-
Ice fiultlnftH. Over 1.000 strikers have
boon given their old puHlttons nnd the
company IH rotiHldorlng the applica
tions of many others. Several minor
accidents occurred during the day.
FRANK KING RESIGNS TO MOVE
TO NORTH DAKOTA.
OMAR VAN HOUSEN SUCCEEDS
Sheriff King of Stanton County Has
Tendered His Resignation and tbe
Same Has Been Accepted to Take
Effect March 28.
Stanton , Neb. , March Id. Special
to The News Sheriff King of Stanton -
ton county tendered bib resignation
us Bhurlff to take effect on the liSth
of the present month. The county
commissioners today accepted the res-
iRimtUm nnd appointed Omar Van
Hottsen to fill the unoxplred term.
Mr. King IB contompliitliiB removing
to North Dakota nnd this wns the
rouHOii for his resignation. Ho bus
been n very competent olllchil.
CASTRO CUTS THE CABLE
Venezuelan Court Takes Up Case o
French Company ,
'Wlllomstud , March 15. A dispatch
received hero from Uuracas announce *
Mat tha bearing of the appeal of the
asphalt company against the tseques
tratlon of ite property by the govern
mcnt of Venezuela bad been ad
journed to nuke way for the action
of tha Venezuelan governmcn
against the French Cable company
It IH alleged that 1're.sldcnt Castro ha
ordered the court to render Judgment
annulling the coat met "ami authorizing
the seizure of the cable company' *
property. The Kovernment has cut
thu coast cable cast and west of Uu
Ouayra to prevent cnmimmleailon
with the revolutionists , who are ac
tive ui Trinidad. The Europeans at
Caracas are excited.
1'iirlb , March 15. The reported ac
lion of President Ciistro of Venezuela ,
relative to the French Cable company ,
has caustvl surprise und conslderubla
Indignation In ofllcUl and caltle clr
cles here , where the belief prevails
that the situation muy become serious
If President Castro has gone an far as
reported. The foreign olllce received
a dispatch from Caracas , Indicating
that the situation in regard to the
cable company was strained , with the
possibilities that radical action might
be taken. However , neither the for
elcn office nor the cnmpitny was ad
vised that tha concession had been an
nulled or that the rabies bad been cut
and consequently they were not pre
pared to say what would be done If
the cables are cut or other summary
action adopted except that energetic
steps would be tnTen. It Is the ofn
cl l view ( hat tbe company bus care'
fully observed very rule of neutral
REV , TREFZ QUITS MINISTRY
Reslgni as Paitor of First Congrega
tional Church at Blnghamton.
Blnthamptoi , N. Y. . March 13. At
the First CuiiKiecatioual churck tha
resignation of Her. Kdward V , Trnfr. ,
tk * pastor , was read. Mr. Trefz l ft
th city utiddtnly on Wednesday and
Is understood to be at Sprlngflcld , O.
Th mila which ba assigns for ais
resignation U 111 health. Ha sspresses
kis intention of laavlng th ministry.
Mr. Tr fz cam * to this c.'ty ' from Oma
ha nearly two yaars ago , being 'recom
mended to the church by Rev. Newsll
Dwigbt Hlllis of Brooklyn. Ha was
pastor of a Lutheran church In Otuahs
and was formerly a newspaper man
ami manager ot a professional bait-
Plan Double Suicide.
Chicago , March H. In a room filled
with gas In the Queen's hotel , a man
wag found dead and a woman uncon
scious. Several pawn tickets weic
scattered on the door of tha room.
The police bellevo that a double sui
cide had been planned. At the Samar
itan hospital , the woman was partly
revived. She said her name was
Hazel Thompson. She may recover.
The police learned that the man was
John Rabbllt , a printer.
NEW YORK WILL SOON HAVE
ENGINEERS ARE INERESTED
Expected to Answer Requirements for
Transportation Facilities in the
Oustllng Metropolis of the New
World An Experiment.
Now York , Murch 14. Hiillroiul men
and civil cnglneerx throughout the
Mitintry tire awaiting with great in-
oroHt the construction of Now York'H
IrHt moving platform , phuiB for which
inve been accepted by the Rapid
Transit commlHHlon nt'lur three yearn
tf coiiHldoratlon. What the now
Kchcmc will dt ) to add to the triuiH-
lortntlon fucllltloH of the city will bo
neon , according to thu pinna of Ha
mclierH , In about one nnd onu halt
yeai-H. While It IH thought that oven-
ually nil nroHHtown streets on ' "bleb
trnlllc IH particularly heavy will bo
provided with the new mono of triuiH-
lOrlutlon , the promotorn of thu lilcn
invo for the present nwkod nnd oh-
mined approval only for a line
through Thirty-fourth street fioiu
river lo river.
Mnny IhliiKH .arc protnlHcil for the
IUMV road. Being a continuous * roiul ,
I bore will bo no waiting for trains.
With n contlnuotiB trnln , It Is point
ed out , more. Heats will bo provided
than can bo filled. TranHfors will bo
given to every line whoHo tracks It
croHHCH , oscalutorH from the now line
to the titrcot will bo placed at every
corner , and nt frequent Intervals be
tween them , and any Jar or nolHO will
be obviated through rubber cushioned
wheolH. Injury through falling will
bo practically Impossible , and through
the construction of tbo cnrs Injury
from buIiiB cniiRht in the mecanlHin
will bo IniposHlblo. There will be
four distinct platforms moving in ei
ther direction. The entire affair , of
course , will bo underground. On en
tering the subwny n person will reach
n platform , which will be stationary.
Next to this will bo n platform about
two feet wide , which will move at n.
rate of three miles an hour , or about
half ns fast na the ordlnnry escalator.
Within this will bo another platform
of the same width moving nt the rnto
of HX miles an hour , while within
that will bo the fourth platform , on
which paHHongerfl will ride ThlH pint-
form , HX ! feet wldo , will be fitted with
cross BOatu , each to pccommndnto four
persons , leaving room enough on the
outer side of the platform for a run
away. ThlH platform will move at
tbo nito of nine mllcH an hour. The
system is planned to accommodate
75,000 persons an hour when In full
operation. Its estimated cost will be
STRIKE IS PASTACUTE STAGE
New York Subway Is Running lt
Traffic as Usual.
New York , March 11. Although
tha local leaders are continuing the
ght , despite the fuel that the ua
tlonal leaders have repudiated thel
action in calling tbe men out , tbe
strike on thu subway and elevatet
railway systems has passed the acute
state and trains are running with 1ft
tie delay , the strike breakers quickly
learning their new duties , w1if uun )
of the old men wure back In the po
sltlonti which they left on Tuesday
morning. There was no general rusl
back of obi employes , but the men
slowly weakened nnd there was a
steady stream passing into tha com
pany's oltirp all day. The official
were most discriminating , und wbil
many of the guards and ticket seller
were taken back , few positions wer
found for the motormen , tt bein
fsared that some damage might b
clone to the company's property. Thi
action , It was feared , would glvs tb
. .police something to do , as the me
[ who were refused work were In an
1 ugly mood Some 300 men In all were
I Discouragement , discontent and upbraiding -
braiding of their leaders characterized
, the rllmly attended * routings of the
Warrant In Fraud Case ,
Pierre , S D. , March li Deputy
Marshal I.aitxlilin has gone to Fort
Pierre with a warrant for tht arrest
of R , R. Stearns on complaint of
th United S'ates authorities at St
Paul , charging him with balng con-
necttd with land frauds In connection
with W. T. Honwell of 31. Paul. Sen
sational d v topments promts * to
trew out of tks cass.
Notice of School Election.
Notice Is hereby given that at the
annual election to be held In Norfolk ,
Nebraska , on Tuesday , April 4 , 1905 ,
there will be two persons chosen as
members ot the board of education of
the school district of the city of Nor
folk , Nebraska , at which election the
voting places In the various wards
will be the same as for the city elec
tion , as follows :
First ward , at the city hall.
Second ward , at the West Side Hose
Third ward , nt the residence of An
ton Duchholz , No. 431 , South Fifth
Fourth ward , at the Fourth Ward
All the resident voters of the dis
trict outslda ot the various city wards
will vote at the city hall polling place.
The pollH shall remain open at each
of the said polllnrj places from 9
o'clock In the forenoon until 7 o'clock
In thn evening o | said day.
Dated at Norfolk , Nebraska , this
7th day of March , 1905.
Attest : Minor C , Har.on ,
S. R. McKarlnnd , Mayor :
Jefferson City , Mo. , March U. At
> caucna hint night , attended by fifty-
threa Republican members of tha
legislature , In an endeavor to break
the deadlock over the selection of a
United Slates senator , a resolution
wan adopted binding the members to
rote at the joint sasnlons of tha legis
lature for two consecutive days for
tha candidate who receives forty-
seven votes In the catavtis balloting.
Thl * mcnim that the members ot the
oglslature nre released from the cau
cus action where Thomas K. Nlodrlng-
irum was nominated for the senator-
hip. The Kerens Ilopubllcans took
no part in the caucus. The balloting
resulted In the selection of Judge S. P.
3pcnccr n the choice of the caucus.
When the result of tbo caucus became -
came known several Kerens men
stated that they will remain firm for
heir candidate ami declared that
fudge Spencer could not be elected.
lopresenlatlve HlcUloy of St. Louis
announced that he refused to abldo
> y the selection of the caucus and
would remain loyal to NIodrlughaua
until the last.
DEMOCRATS LINE UP SOLIDLY
AGAINST DOMINICAN PROTOCOL.
ATTACK THE ADMINISTRATION
Course of Navy Department In Santo
Domingo Matter Criticised Repub
Means Have Not Necessary Two
Thirds Affirmative Votes.
Washington , March 15. Tbe discus-
elou of the Dominican treaty in exec
utive session of the senate resulted
In the drawing of party lines. Tbe
Democrats who have been reported
as likely to support the treaty will
raturn to ths fold , It is said , and on
both sides of the chamber it is admit
ted there Is little prospect that tha
convention will be ratified. The Re
publicans have been depending on
come Democratic support and have
counted as certain the votes of Sena
tors McBnery and Foster ( La. ) , ant !
Clarke ( Ark. ) . Senator Gorman , tbe
minority leader , gave notice that
these senators are now pledget
against the treaty. The Republicans
bad planned to recall their absentees
but even with the full Republican
strength here tha necessary two-
thirds for ratification could not be
mustered If there Is no defection o
The affirmative and negative on the
treaty took on a decided partisan
bias. Senators Teller , Morgan and
other Democrats opposed the treaty
and criticised the administration se
verely. Fault was found particularly
with Commander Dllllneham for hi
position In taking possession of the
port of Monte Cilstl.
So harsh was the criticism of the
administration that Senator Spoone
devoted nearly half an hour to a gen
era ! defense of the course of the da
partment of state. He disclaimed fo
the department responsibility for a
great part of the procedure of th
naval force. Senators Foraker am
Cullom followed along tha same lines
Senator Bacon started to address the
senate , but had proceeded only a few
minutes when be was seized with a
severe attack of gastritis and wa
unable to go on. Senator Galllnger
who Is a physician , prescribed for th
ailing senator , who was himself in
few moments , but had hts carrlag
called Immediately , and went homo
The senate then adjourned.
Loomis Makes Denial.
Chicago. March 15. Francis B
IxHunls , first assistant secretary estate
state , who Is tn Chicago on his way
to Cititiornla. peaking ot Santo Do
mingo affairs. saH : "Reports from
Washington which appear to have bad
considerable currency In the last
twenty-four hours , to the effect that
there Js friction In tbe department of
state at Washington , caused by con
flicting views of officials with regard
to the treatment of Santo Domingo
Hairs , was wholly without founda
tion. There Is no dissension In th
department of state concerning Do-
ralolean or any other matters , nor has
thnr * been at any tlms. "
FIGHT FOR RATES ON GRAIN
Railroad Officials Will Try to Settla
Chicago , March 14. Kftorts to ad
just a rate controversy which has
come up Iu connection with ship
ments of grain from point * In Iowa
and other states east of ttTe Missouri
river to Chicago and to Minneapolis ,
will be made here today aT a confer
ence of officials of the various lines.
The controversy is not one precipi
tated by the desire ot the railroads
to control buslnesss via Chicago or
Minneapolis , but Is really a conlro
ycrsy between the boards ot trade ol
these cities and the grain shipping
Interests. The Chicago grain men are
anxious to have the tates from Iowa
and points east ot the Missouri river
via Chicago made moro equal to those
via Minneapolis , while the Mlnneap
oils interests are appealing to tbe
railroads to make them higher than a
NAME CANDIDATES FOR THE CITY
THE CITY CONVENTION TONIGHT
: lrst Preliminary to the Campaign
Taken by the Democrats In Ward
Caucuses Last Night Republican
Caucuses to be Held Tonight.
[ From Wednesday' * Dully. ]
The city campaign wnw opened lant
Ight by the democrats who met In
vard caucuses , placed In nomination
andldutos for the city council nnd
nmcd delegates to attend tbo city
( invention which is to be held at the
Ity ball tonight to plnce the full city
Ickot before the people.
The nominations for councllmcn In
he various wards by that party last
light resulted as follows :
First ward Herman Oerecko.
Second ward August nrummuntl.
Third ward P. J. Stafford.
Fourth ward Pitt Grotty.
Tonight the republicans wHl meet
tH per the call of the various ward
committcemcn nnd plnco In nomlnit-
Ion thnlr councllmnnlc ticket nnd ne
ed delegates to the city convention
o bo hold Friday night nt the office
o [ Mupes & Hazen.
MRS. CHADWICJMS CONVICTED
Jury Returns a Verdict of Guilty After
Being Out Two Hours.
Cleveland , March 13. Mrs. Cussle
L. Chadwlck was found guilty of con
spiracy to violate the United States
jnnklng laws by conspiring to pto-
cure the certillcatlon of checks on a
national bank , when there were no
lunds in the bank to her credit.
She was found guilty on every count
of the Indictment upon which the jury
was nt liberty to juugc her , seven in
all. The original indictment con
tained sixteen counts. Two of these
were ruled out dining the trial by
Judge Taylor , and of the remaining
fourteen , one-half charged her with
securing the certification of checks
without having the proper entries
made on the books of the bunk. Judge
Taylor In his charge directed the jury
to disregard these counts and con
sider only the remaining seven , which
related to the certification with no
funds on deposit. On all of these
the jury found against her.
Under the law she can be fined on
each count , not more than $10,000 nor
Imprisoned more than two years on
each count. The jury was out two
Mrs. Chadwlck's day iu the county
jail was devoted almost entirely to
recuperation from her fainting spells ,
which came on after the verdict bad
BOND IS NOT CONTINUING
Supreme Court Passes on Important
Question From Ida County.
DCS Monies , March ij. ; The fa
mous Ida County Savings bank case
was reversed by tbe supreme. , court
after having attlrmed the case on a
previous hearing. The case has been
watched by bankers and bond compa
nies all over the state as fixing an Im
portant question as to the length of
the time a bond runs. In March , 181)7 ) ,
Charles J. Seldenstlcker , cashier ot
the bank , absconded with nearly $8-
000 , and the bondsman was sued for
the recovery. It was shown that
Setdcnstlcker had been re-elected
yearly , though tbe bond had not been
renewed. The bondsman , a friend of
both the bank and the cashier , went
on the bond without consideration.
The court holds that while In some
cases , such as public Officials , the
bond might hold even though not re
newed at the re-election of the offi
cial , It cannot hold In this case ami
the bondsman Is not liable. The
hank was located at Ida Grove and
the bondsman , E. C. Knepper , Is now
PECULIAR CRIME IN OREGON
Man Alleged to Have Tried Suicide
Swear * That He Was Shot.
Cottage Grove , Ore. , March 11. In
the mail of the city marshal of thU
place was a letter , purporting to be
written by John Fletcher , stating
that the writer was tired of life and
ad decided to commit suicide and
ttlllnt the marshal where to find tbf
body. Fletcher was found as Indl-
calad with a bullet wound In hia head ,
D velopme ta tend to show that h
was shot by Joan Branton , who , It Is
said , wrote the letter , tha crime be-
Ini for tha purpose , It Is alleged , ot
getting life lasuranc * of 13,000 , payable
U Branton at Flatcher's deatk. Bran-
ton , while walking along ths road , It
U claimed , borrowed Fletcher's re
volver on tha pretext of wanting to
kill a wild animal. H then , accord
ing to Fletcher's sworn statement ,
turned the weapon on tha latter. Aft
r having shot Fletcher , Rranton tried
to Induce the wounded man to say
that he had shot himself. This
Fletcher refusad to do , and later
swore to an affidavit charging Branton
with th * shooting.
American Engineer Killed.
London , March 13. Durlmg an In
spection of a new blast furnaca at
Blocknow & Vaugkn'a steal works at
Mlddleboro a ta k explodes aud H. 8
Pollard , an American onglnesr , vrao
was In charie , was killed luitaatly.
TRADE REVIEW FOR THE WEEK
Confidence Becomes More General
With Resumption of Outdoor Work.
New York , March 11 U. G Uun & ' ' " * J V
Co * Weekly Hcvusw of Trade says : \ (
Cui.tldenca has become- more genet A !
throimh icMitnptlon of outdoor work ,
openltuof spring trndu and uxpocta-
tlon Hiiu the nat wt.l koun terminate.
Weather conditions arc favorable In
most Hectlons ot the country ami
there Is little interruption because of
labor controversies. Koine Inconvcn-
lencu wnt caused by the local strike ,
and retail traUo suffered temporarily ,
but In the aggregate the commercial , (
loks was net extensive Thu most
( ratifying news of ( bo week emanates
from the Iron and steel industry , oC
which unpiecedented output of iron . ,
Is not productive of accumulated
slocks. Olhor leading manufacturing f
operations are making steady pros-
rests , although larger orders would bo
welcomed by cotton mills and shoe
shops. In those lines the buyers are
xhlhltlng great caution , limiting purchases - '
chases to Immodlata needs. Commodi
ties are In good demand , which indi
cates that the people are consuming
freely. This Is also shown by the
laige Increase In merchandise Import
ed of late , although for the last week
there was a decrease of $2,904,228
compared with last year. Kxporta
gained $2,071,013. TralHc conditions
are getting bettor , few complaints of
delay being heard and railway earnIngs -
Ings for February wore only 4,0 per
cent smaller than In 1904. Failures
this week number 244.
Kirkman Attempts Suicide.
Valentine , Neb. , March 11. Captain ,
O. W. Kirkman , who is under arrest
here , being tried on charges that may
result In his dismissal from the army ,
tried to commit suicide after ho was
Informed of the suicide of Mrs. Besslo
Chandler of Omaha. He took tnor
phlnc and also opened the arteries la
his wrist , but was thwarted In his In
tentions. Captain Kirkman saya that
no matter what tDo outcome of his
trial he Is determined to take his own
life as soon a he has the opportunity.
He professes the warmest of love for
the dead woman and vows ho will join
her In death Hk rlso makes very sen-
ational < * * > ftrgej concerning Lieuten
Deposition In Mine Case.
Council Bluffs. March 11. Reading
of depositions were continued In th
trial of the Portland mining suit. Tha
defense objected to the affidavit ot
Charles Bovard of Cripple Creek , but
It was adrr..tted. Bovard testified He
saw the names of both DoyU and
Burns on the Tidal Wave claim stake
Depositions of other witnesses said
they saw the two men working togeth
er on that claim , which Is one of the
three In controversy
To Arrest Praying Husband.
Sioux City , March Jl. Robert Leroy -
roy Thayer , ovangellst and spellbind
er. Is trying to dodge officers who
have a warrant for his arrest for big
amy Thayer useil the medium ot
prayer to win the affections of women.
Mrs Summers of this city says she
married bun ti-r bis piety Later slm
received a letter from Mrs Je'nulo
Barnard Thayer of Minneapolis , who
said she had married Tnayer two
Missouri Pacific Train Struck in Colorado -
rado and One Man May Die.
Colorado Springs , Colo. , March 14.
Missouri I'aclllc passenger train No.
11 , southbound , running on the Den
ver and Rio Grande tracks , collided
with the Denver and Rio Grande passenger -
senger train No. 4 , northbound , at
Fountain , fourteen miles south of
here , and ten persons were injured.
The most seriously Injured are :
Conductor J. F. Crelghton of the dinIng -
Ing car , internal injuries , may die ;
Charles R. Richardson of Buffalo , K.
Y. , seriously cut about head and
shoulders ; Mrs. Richardson , arm
broken and injured In back.
Train No. 4 was heading In from
the south end of the sidetrack to al
low No. 11 to pass , that train having
the'right of way , but before It could
make the main line No. 11 crashed
Into the dining car , overturning it ,
together with a tourist sleeper.
Husband Held fop Wife Murder.
Maryavllle , Cal. , .March 14. Th
charred remains of Mrs. Joseph Nancs
were discovered In th ashes of hef
horns on tbe outskirts of Marysville.
Her husband Is under arrest , pending.
a * Investigation. Ssveral ghots were
.sard at the place and later Nanc *
Is alleged to have borrowed some
snatches at a neighbor's house. It Is'
elievAd that tha woman wag muV \
dersd and the house burntd to conceal f
Try our N w York buckwheat flour.
F * d store , Pacific block.
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