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s" THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS = JOURNAL
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NOHKOIilC NKMHASKA FKIDAY MAIUMI 'JJ 1UOB.
MURDEROUS MUELLER IS TAKEN
NEAR PENDER AT DARK.
TRIED TO SLAY WHOLE FAMILY
CHILD-WIFE , ABOUT TO BE MOTH
ER , WILL LIKELY DIE.
SHE TRYING TO GET DIVORCE
Detailed Story of the Terrible Tragedy
J Enacted Yesterday In Stanton Coun
ty Mueller Was Shot by Wounded
Father-ln-Law Good Families.
Stanton , Neb. , March 23. Special to
The News : After moitally shooting
Ills 15earold wile , who was about to
become a mother , and then thtee times
wounding her father and ' /VHlng / off
two fingeis of her mother , u'Ht H.
Mueller , a man thlity joais o
of a family of old settlers In i.
county , yestoiday dashed away
hrrso that belonged to his
vainly trying to escape the law , but
was captured by the shcilff of Thurs-
ton , county three miles out of Fender
at just about dark last night. Mueller
offered no resistance to the sheriff and
Pendor marshal , and went to Jail
peacefully. Twenty minutes after he
bad been captured , Sheriff Stcckor of
Stanton county arrived , hotly pursu-
lug , and would have caught the man
had he not already been taken.
Prisoner Filled With Shot.
Mueller is suffering with a gunshot
wound recei\od fioni his father-in-law ,
Frederick Hohneke , while lleelng fioni
the home In wlilcli be had left llowing
blood , and thirty-eight shots were ex
tracted from his neck last night. On
account of thla wound , Mueller will bo
kept In tbo Pendor Jail for a few days
Victims Still Alive.
The victims of the shooting were all
nlivo when last heaid fiom during the
night and Drs. Person and Beard of
Stanton , who were the first surgeons
on the scene , stated that they could
not as yet tell whether or not the fa
ther-in-law and the wife of the mur
derous brute would die.
Story of the Tragedy.
Mueller was married In 1904 to the
Hohneko In this county. Mueller sbort-
ly afterward began a systematic abuse
of blH child-wife. This resulted in
separation and the young wife re
\ turned to her parents. Two weeks
ago she began suit for divorce. Muel
ler had been living at hia biother's
residence , one mile away from the
home of Mr. Hohneke.
Finds Gun In His Face.
Yesteiday morning while Mr. Holm-
eke , a man of fifty years , was doing
stable choies , Mueller cnteted the door
behind him and coveied his father-in-
law with a : ! 8-calibro revolver , demandIng -
Ing that ho go back to the house and
settle up the affairs that had caused
trouble. This Hohneke was compelled
to do , and ho led the \vay Into the
bouse. Arriving In the homo , Mueller
demanded that ho be allowed to see
Old Man's Break for Gun.
Hohneke bad a shotgun upstalis , and
Mueller knew this. Mueller therefore
kept between the stair door and Holm-
eke , so that the old man could not
get Into tbo stall way. A chance of
fered , however , and HolmoKe rushed
past his son-in-law and up the stairs ,
realising that Mueller's visit boded 111
for his daughter's safety. Mueller
fired at Hohneke when the old man
bounded up the stops , three bullets tak
Ing effect. One stiuck In the left arm ,
another In the right leg and another
wont Into the groin.
Starts to Kill Girl-Wife.
The old man gone , Mueller started
to kill his girl-wife , which was evi
dently his object. Mrs. Hohneko tried
to save her daughter and was com
manded by Mueller to keep away or
be would "shoot her bands off. " Hav
ing shot awny the largo finger of her
left hand and having tlp'pcd another
finger , Mueller rushed at bis child-wife ,
who was about to become a mother ,
and , placing his pistol against the lit
tie woman's right breast , ho pulled the
She Sank , Mortally Wounded.
Mueller's young mate sank to the
floor , probably mortally wounded , with
her clothing burned by the flro of the
hissing gun Ily this time the fathoi-
In law had i cached hl shotgun and
was coming down the HtaliH. Mueller
rushed out of the house thiough the
door. The old man followed , discharg
ing his shotgun as ho ran.
Mueller Falls , Wounded.
The second tlmo Hohnoko fired ,
Mueller fell to the ground and , as later
proof showed , was struck with the
charge. Theio was n , wlro fence at
this point , and Mueller , getting over ,
lecovored himself and started running
Borrows Brother's Horse.
Mueller ran to the home of hlu
brother , a inllo away , told his brother
that ho "had shot the whole family , "
aukcd for a horbo and declared that ho
must got out of the country. The
hi other gave a groy hoiso to the as
sailant and ho rode away , going first
north and then east.
The alarm was at once given and
Shcilff Sleeker and Constable Silas
Johnson stinted piomptly. The fugi
tive was located by telephone during
the alteinoon and his aricst followed
The \vllo will piobably die. It Is
Imposblble to know what may bo the
outcome of the old man's wound.
, . Respectable Family ,
. - ' 'iio Hohneko family had lived In
0-.nton county for tvvontj-fivo jeais
mil were well-to do. They wore 10-
spcctablo Germans and owned their
farm. Mueller Is the son of William
Mueller , also an old settler , who has
lived in Stan ton county over thlity
rentier , weo. , aiarcn aa. August a.
Miller , tbo man who shot his wife and
her father and mother at the homo of
his wife's father , Fred Hohneko ,
eight miles from Winsldo , Neb. , waa
captured two miles out of Fender by
Sheriff Young and Deputy Kelso. H
Is over thirty miles from the scene of
the shooting to the point of capture ,
yet the movements of Miller were
traced by rural telephones , one farm
er passing the word on to another , un
til with accuracy It was foioseen that
he was on his way Into Ponder , and
the sheriff was notified In advance of
When bearrhcd , Miller had $380 and
a revolver on his pcibon. He also
carried thirty-seven shot In his back ,
shoiildeis and neck , fired thoio by his
fathei-in law. Miller has but very lit
tle to say but assorts that ho did
not do any shooting himself until his
father-in-law fired at him , and then
tried to shoot his father-in-law , and
not the women.
NOT A CRIME TO ROLL THE LITTLE -
TLE COFFIN NAILS.
THE SUPREME COURT SAYS SO
While the Smoker May Make All He
Pleases for His Own Use , Yet the
Law in Regard to Sale and Manufac
ture in this State is Sustained.
Lincoln , Neb. , Marcli 23. The Ne
braska supreme couit yestoiday g.ivo
a decision on Nebraska's anti-cigaiette
law , which was tested In the courts by
a young man anestcd on the charge of
tolling a clgaiette
The effect of the decision is to sus
tain In general the law making the
sale or manufacture of clgaiettes In
this state Illegal , but the rolling of cig
arettes by individuals for their own
nso Is held not to bo "manufacturing. "
A few fines have been paid and sen
tences served under an Interpretation
of the law which held the making of
a cigarette for personal use to be a
The supreme court sustained the
motion of the state for a rehearing in
the Hartley bond case , which was de
cided In favor of the bondsmen a few
Referee In Fact Named.
Lincoln , March 23 Attorney Gen
eral Brown has nominated 13 C. Cal
kins of Kearney , president of the
State I3ar association , as referee to
hear testimony of law and fact In the
case of the state against the Nebras
ka Grain Dealers' association.
Clark and Wain Plead Not Guilty.
Omaha , March 23. Cal Wain and
Harrison Clark , two of the negro out
laws who shot and murdered Con
ductor Edward Flury at the Albright
terminal of the South Omaha car line
on the evening of March 8 , were ar
raigned in the criminal court and both
pleaded not guilty to the dual charge
of murder In the first degree and mur
der while committing a robber/ .
President O'Neill on a Tour.
Lincoln , March 23. Norrls L.
O'Neill , president of the Western
Baseball league , Is In Lincoln on n
tour of the cities of the league. Presl
dent O'Neill said the spring meeting
of the league , when a schedule IB to bo
adopted , will be held tbo first week ol
next month/probably Monday , Aprl
2 , at Des Molnes.
SIE2ED AND SACKED IN CHINESE
WATERS NEAR CANTON.
BELONGED TO STANDARD OIL CO.
Crates Secured a Number of Winches
ter Rides and a Thousand Rounds of
Ammunition United States Gunboat
Searching for Pirates.
Hong Kong , March 23. A launch
owned by the Standard Oil company
ins boon slozcd and looted by pirates
near Canton The pliatos secured a
number of Winchester rlllos and a
thousand i omuls of ammunition
The United States gunboat Callao Is
proceeding to the scene of pliacj
ROBERT SPRIGGSFOUND GUILTY
Proprietor of White Stave Resort In
New York Convicted.
Now York , Marcli 23 Hohort
Sprlggs , colored , proprietor of a icsort
where It Is alleged vvhlto women wore
detained against their will , was found
guilty by a jury of the offense of ab
duction. Sprlggq was remanded until
Tuesday for sentence. The extreme
penalty In such crimes Is twenty
years' Imprisonment. The testimony
of the women witnesses was to the
effect that they had , while Intoxicated ,
been led to the Sprlggs resort , and
hero , behind haired windows and
doors , been hold prisoners. One wom
an testified that slio had been an In
mate of the house under Hioso condi
tions for flvo jo.irs. The place was
frequented by negioos. On Julv 28
last the place WTS raided by the po
lice. Springs' Indictment followed
Race Clash In Louisiana.
Shreveport , ha. , Mai oh 23 W II.
Smith , n white man , and two nogio
women were shot in a race dash near
hero. Smith's wounds will result fa
tally. One of the women Is seriously
hurt. The trouble was caused by
threats which have been made to kill
Mrs. T. C Pease , wife of a planter of
Bossier parish. Reports fiom the
nceno of trouble weio that blacks and
whites have aimed htmselves and fur
ther bloodshed Is looked for.
More Miners Caught In Snowsllde.
Granite , Colo. , March 23. An enor
mous snow slide cnmo down lif tlio
Wlnflcld and Clear crock mining dis
trict , killing , It Is reported , at least
half a do/on men Among the dead Is
Harry Wlnoborn , the pioneer pros
pcctor and mining man of Chaffoo
county. A relief party lias gone to
the scene of the disaster. The news
of the slide was brought to town by
Costly Fire at Denver.
Denver , March 23. Fire otiglnatlng
from spontaneous combustion in the
starch bins of the Western Candv
company's plant , In the wholesale dis
trict of this city , caused damage esti
mated at $200000. divided as follows-
Western Candy company , $10.000 ,
Oeorgo W Illicit Candy company
$40,000 ; W ( stein Paper companj ,
$10.000 ; Western Laundry company ,
$10.000 ; loss to building $ fiO,000
Gray Given Twenty Years.
Marshalltown. la. , March 23 V.
Gordon Gray , a former Chicago news
paper writer , was sentenced to twen
ty years in the penitentiary by Judge
nurnham lor foi gory. Gray pleaded
guilty to three counts of an Indict
ment returned by a grand jury Oray
Is said to be wanted for foigery In
many parts of the country. lie was
married to Tilxlo Shapcntt of Mar
shalltown six weeks ago
SENATE TILTJWER RATES
Day's Discussion Closes With Usual
Washington , March 23. The rail
road rate bill occupied practically all
of the time of the senate There were
two speeches , one by Lodge and the
other by Spoonor Lodge spoke In ad
vocacy of his amendment , looking to
the enlargement of the Interstate
commerce commission , and In doing
so replied shniply to some utterances
by Commossionor Prouty. Referring
to an Interview by the commissioner ,
Lodge spoke first of an utterance by
Eugene Debs and then said that II
was not capable of doing so much barm
as Mr Prouty's statement. He out
lined New England's attitude toward j
the rate bill and said that with the
mileage system established , all the
manufactories In the New England
states would bo destroyed.
CONFER WITH PRESIDENT
Moody and Garfield Talk Over De
cision In Beef PacKsrs' Case.
Washington , March 23. President
Roosevelt had an extended conference
with Attorney General Moody , Socro-
taiy Taft and James A. Garfield , com
missioner of corporations , concerning
the adverse decision rundercd in Chicago
cage by Judge Humphtey in the beet
packers' case. No details of the con
fercnce vvcro obtainable at the white
bouse , but It is certain that Attorney
General Moody proposes to look care
fully Into the law bearing upon the
matter with a view of ascertaining
whether an appeal from the decision
of Judge Humphrey by tbo
meat will He. TUJ - -
STATE BANKS JSHOW INCREASE
Rcpoit of Secretary of Stntc Banking
Board Very Favorable.
Lincoln , Mnieh 23 In lilH lopnrt
to tlu' Hlulo hanking boaiil Monetary
Itnjco lupmtH tin InoroaHO of twenty
stnto baiikH IIH computed \\ltli tlio No-
vuinlor icjioit. Tliu paid In capital
stock IIIIH boon Inciotituul : ? 2l)0,7flO ) dur
ing that thnu and thu doposltH $2,711 ,
Ililntow , Noli , March 23.-Special to
Tlio NO\\H : At n village enuoiiH held
In tlio oporn hoimo liiHt evening
MOHMIH. Andiow JohiiHon , I'hlllp An-
doiHon and H. A. Holt vvnio tioinhiatod
lor village cotincllmon foi Iho coming
Pi of. O. W. Domol , principal of
schools al thlH pluco IIIIH accepted tlio
position ol pilnclpal of whoolH al
L.vneh , N ( > lnasKa , foi ( lie ensuing jour
Lucns Found Guilty of Murder.
Alum. Noli. , Match 23 .lohn II.
hni as was found guilt ) r < l ininiloi In
tlio hocontl dt'gicc Tlio Jiuy was out
aliiuil sl\ bouts Lucas killed ( Mjdo
l.ostn , a farm hrnd , Doc. ( ! , I 111) ) I , In
Phelps county. Sonlcnio lan : not
liocn jiasKiMl and tlio defense oxpoi ( H
Thousands Visit Bier of Thayer.
Llmoln Mil nil 2.1 TlioiimuulH of
NchiaskatiRlHllod the Male cupltol
to pa > a In1tilhulo ! of tespoit to
General .lohn M. Tinker , whoso hody
lies In hlatu In Iho hall ol lopioscnta
lives. Aftur the hilef , Hlniplo soivlui
of piayer and song at tlio lOHldoncn ,
an oscoil ol' ( iiand AnnyotcraiiH under
dor Dopaitniont Commandoi .lohn Lett
couvojed the hod ) to thoiapltol The
flint to pass with bowed head bofom
the casket wcio mombois ot tlio utato
ndinliilHliatlon , headed by Qovoruor
DY MAJORITY OF TWENTY HOUSE
ASKS SENATE FOR CONFERENCE
J , Adam Bede Commends President
Roosevelt for Giving His Daughter
to a Congressman Legislative Ap-
propri itlon tSlll Taken Up.
Washington , March 23. The state
hood bill was taken fiom tlic speak
er's table in the house , placed In thu
hands of three selected conferees and
a request made of the senate for a
confoionce on the dlsagieoing votes of
the two houses. This action was not
accomplished without miin.v woids and
votes. It was developed at once ,
however , that there were votes enough
to carry out the piogiam of the load
ers. Then followed foity minutes of
fiery speeches , some of which pro
voked the amusement of Iho largo at
tendance of members and the crowded
galleries. Then came tbo final vote
on the adoption of the rule , which 175
mcmbcis approved and I DO opposed.
The features of Iho debate wore rr > -
j niaikn by J. Adam Hcdc ( Minn. ) , dur
ing which ho told of his approval of
the president , paitlculaily because ho
had given his daughter In mairlago tea
a member ol the house of repiesenla
tlvcs , and not to a dogeninite piinco ,
or to a lepiesentallvo of "that house
of detention at the other end of the
Dal/ell ( Pa. ) championed the spr
clal rule , and Williams , the mlnoilty
loader , suggested that Republicans
would need the special piayei of the
chaplain after they had made their
lecord on statehood. Soveial other
shoit speeches followed.
The legislative appropiiallon hill
constituted the subject tor the 10
malndir of the day Criticism was
made of the management of tlio
llbrai y of congress , and Hardwlck
( Ga ) found hlin - r oppofecd by mom
hers of both hides of the chamber In
bis endeavor to restrict the whlto
house appropriation so as to eliminate
a social secretary foi the wife of the
Carpenters Form New Union.
St Louis , Match 23 Nearly 300
union carpenters who have b' n on H
strike lor bov r.i ! weeks , met last
night and oiganl od a union , Indf
pendent ol th" building trad"s council ,
and then adopted a resolution to thr ,
cITecl that the ) would Immediately re
turn to work at the former wage scale
Suggestion Is Roosevelt's.
Paris , March 23. The suggestion of
a mixed police at all ports , Including
Casa Blanco , on which the hopes of an
eventual solution of the Moroccan dlf
flculty are founded , emanated from
President Hoosev'elt , according to the
Temps' Algcclras correspondent.
Files Suit for Divorce.
Clinton , la. March 23. Claiming
that he was driven from his IIOUHO by
his wife at the point of a revolver ,
William O. Garber , a prominent Do
Witt resident , has brought suit for
divorce. Cruel and inhuman treat
ment Is the ground put forth.
Smallpox In Wyoming ,
Cheyenne , Wyo. , March 23. Fifty-
seven cases of smallpox are reported
In the farming districts of Liman and
Bridge , In Ulnta county , Wyoming ,
and the southern part of. that county
POSSIBLE THAT SENATE MAY FA-
VOn SEA LEVEL PLAN.
TILLMAN CALLS RATE BILL"BRAT"
Seven Hundred Dcucondanto of Poca
hontas up to Date Women on the
Exponitlon Warpath Dolllvor Talks
About Great Lawyers.
WiiHliluglon , Maioh 23Special - -
If thy Hoinito committee ) Hhoulil dotldo
upon n sea level canal , a tcsult that
would not bo HIIIprising In view of the
development In ( ho committee , It will
piolmhly mean a lung content In eon-
gioss. The cry would be mined that
this vvaH another defeat for the ptcHl-
dent , because ho IIIIH oaiuoHtly favored
a loci ; canal No doubt It will bo point
ed out that the canal In to Join the .Man-
to Domingo liealy , ( he Philippine tin UT
bill and lint Joint statehood bill , all
iiioamucH vvallied b.Iho . picsldcnt , but
which liavo hern defeated In the Hcniito.
No doubt Iho Honalo committee on
Intorocoanlc oanalH vvaH favoiable to aleck
lock canal when It began KH Imiiiliy ,
but tlio development of Iho heailngH
him iihakoii a number of inombein , who
begin to doubt the advisability of locks.
Senator * on Rnto Bllli.
In n running debate on rnto loglslu-
tlon Homothlng coiiceinlng thu imthoiH
of the pcndhiK bill wan mentioned , and
Senator Dolllver was given cicdll for
a uliaie In I'iniiiing It. Nonator TlUnum
had been MpcaKIng about gioat legal
lights , and Dolllver mild that he bad
never boaHted of being a gicat lawyer
and added , " 1 have not acijiihod the
art of Hiding of one that ho In Uie
greatest lawyer In ( ho vvoild and of an
other that ho IH Hllll gtcater , and ( hen
advancing my own opinion contradict
ing both "
" 1 adiulio the sonnloi'ti modesty very
much , " teplled Tlllman. "We all know
dial In the bottom ol' IIH ! Koul ho thlnkn
ho IH IIH gical a lawyer aa either of
Forakor and Tillman Bill * .
"Now , " continued Tlllninn , " 1 Just
luive u vvoul for my ft loud fro'm Olilo ,
who made Koine alliiHlon to hin bill a
moment ago , and , with the pildo of
paternity , ho piactlcally mild it wan
the only good bill that had boon Intio-
duced. Ho foigot that little baby of
mine , vvhlih ho , along with my filoiid
f loin Uhodc Irdnnd ( Aldiieh ) , wan
HO much In love \\llh when It was
bionght modoHllj Into thin chamhor
that they Indiealed a deslio , If I would
consent to put Homo little cloak of
com I lev low mound the little Infant ,
that thej would adopt. It. "
Why He Reported the Bill.
After Hii.ving "that bantling in Bleep
Ing pcaioliilly , " icfeiilng ( o his own
bill , ho tlniH explained how be came to
bo In chaige of the house bill : " .Some
body by some hocim pocim I hardly
Icnow how It happened came to IIH un
expectedly and In a gieat hurry dump
ed IhlH baby In my aims. It IH sup
posed to be or Hiild to lie for the pur
pose of giving Iho people lellef. 1 am
Hiisplcloim of tlio patcinlt.v of the biat.
I am HUsplcloiiH ol the handing Itself ;
but , llnding that the IntciHlatc com
moiee committee would do nothing but
talk and lull. , I thought It VVIIH best ( o
bilng ( his i OIIIOOIH.Into | . the senate
and out In the open "
Will Get Even With Gardner.
'Iheio ate \\onien who me walling to
get oven wltli lteiioseniitlvo | ( Caidnor
of MiiHMicliiiHoliH , ehalimaii of Iho exposition
position coinmlltee , who Is opposed to
appioprlatioiis lor expositions 'iho.v
aie all Intoie.sled in the coming .lamoH
town exposition , or at least that poi
tlon of It which lohilos to roealionliiH
and a moiiunieiit to the iii"iiior.of . th.it
Indian woman who llguiod ho pioml
nentl.In \ the lilstoij ot Vliglnla
"I am going to live long enough. "
Hald one of Iho ladles who havoalioad.v
leached the iineoil.iiii age pcilod , "to
see ( j'aidner and all Massmhn otls
down hcto asking for a laigo apjuo
pilatlon lor the exposition that ooin-
inoiiiorates the lauding of Iho pIL-i IIIIH.
I'll wager the > will want $1,000,000. "
Decendanto of Pocahontas ,
In ( bin Mime connection I learned
that the good women who arc going to
lininoilall/e Poeahoiitas have started
In by making an ell oil to obtain the
descendants of this woman and have
found 700 , who have repoited them
selves to the association.
"That IK a piott.v good Joke on the
professor of history of Johns Hop
UliiH , " icnmikcd a paillcularl.v clovei
woman , "for he linn declined that Po
cnhontiiH was a no th and existed onl.v
In the minds of a few roni.inccrs who
wrote tales of the early hottleinonts In
the colonies Now , I say that P ica
hontiiH bad mote Influence on the early
history of America than any other wo
man except Isabella of Spain. "
Cockrell Could Not Tell.
No one ever tells where executive
session stoiles tonic Horn ; hence It
was not strange that n newspaper man
who had not boon In Washington long
supposed they came fioni senators
When Senator Cockrell wan still a son
ntor thoie had been a contest In o\ocu
tlvo session over a Missouri appointee
and the Ml.ssoml bcrl < o went to Sena
tor Cockroll's residence to make In
qulry about It.
"Let me bee , " said the Missouri sou
ntor , and , reaching for a book , lie
opened It and read :
"All information communicated or
remarks made by n senator when net
lug upon nominations concerning the
lit CONDITIONOF THE WEATHER
Temperature for Twenty-four Hour * .
Forecast for Nebraska.
Condition of the weather an record-
d fet Iho 21 bourn ending at 8 a , m.
Chicago , Match 2.1 The bulletin In-
uod by the Chicago station of the
lulled Hlntea weather bureau this
mining given the forecast for No-
niHka IIH follovvit :
Piohably idiowern or imow llurrle *
( might and Hatiiiday. ItlHlng
lianieiei 01 iiiiillileatloiiH | ol tlio per
son nominated , also all volon upon any
lomliiiitlon , shall In- kept iiecrot. "
"You HOC , " HIIId Houator Cockroll
blandly , "I cannot tell you. "
At tliur W. Dunn.
Federation May Enter Politics.
Washington , Mai oh 211 The execu
tive committee of Iho Amoihan Kcd
eiallon of l.aboi spent some time dlH-
Hsliig Hut leplloH of I'losldont Itooso-
volt and Kpinkei Cannon to the h II
of gilovamcH piesetitod to I Hem le
gaidlng loKlhlallon alTeetlng labor In-
toiohtH Mi ( lompeiH said that thu
( ( including paiagiaph In ( ho memorial
mi ant oxixllv what It mild Thai IH ,
If ( ongieSH tails In lomedy thu frlev-
UIHOH , the oigiinl/ailon will appeal ill
reel to the people In othei vvoids , ho
hald , the I'Vdeiallon of Kaboi will enter
tor thi < Hi Id of politics and uigo or-
ganl/ed hiboi to elect men of their
own choosing and thus have a por-
BOiial voice In the government. Tlioio
will ho further dtHciisslotm of Iho sit
uation by the members of the council ,
upon whom the lemaiks of tint prenl
dent and Mr Cannon , have made a
VOTE AGAINST PROPOSITION TO
ACCEPT SCALE OF 1903.
CONFERENCE LIKELY TO FAIL
Mine Owners and Workero No Nearer
an Agreement Than When the Feb
ruary Joint Meeting Adjourned.
Differ on Every Proposition.
Indianapolis , March 23. After beIng -
Ing In session the greater pait of the
day , the joint scale committee of the
joint loiileioncos of the coal operatoru
and United Mine Woikeis ot Amor-
lea of the cential competitive and
southwestern dlstilcts adjourned until
morning , divided on every proposition
that had been made during the day
by either side. They wore no nearer
agicement than they wore on Fob. 2 ,
when the foimor Joint ( onfeience dls-
agtced and adjoin nod sine die. Every
Indication points toward disagreement
and the lonveiilng ol the joint confer-
enci s of the two dlnlilcl' lo receive
the lepoits to Iblll ( fleet
Poll I i toposllloiih weic mull at the
meeting ol i lie Joint Main ( ommlttee
of the C'tiual ( ompillllve district ,
lonipoHod of Illinois , Indiana Ohio and
wi I'orii ' reniiH > hanl.i , and all were
doleaied PieKldmt Mlubtll of the
mine woikeis as soon as the execu
tive session had begun , moved that
the wage H ale ol I'.HI , ' ! be adopted for
olio year In making this motion , the
mine woikein receded Horn ( hen foim-
or demands of a inn ol mine basis , u
dlfleientlal ol 7 pet ( cut , an eight hour
day , an Imu.ihc of I2'j ' per cent In
wages and piohlbltlon ot cmplo > incut
of ho > s at the mines nndei sixteen
yeais of age Alter bilef argument ,
this pioposltlon was defeated , the op-
eratois and minors voting b > states.
All the operators voted against the
motion and the inlnert. unanimously
H. N. Taylor of the Illinois oper
ators then moved that the wage scale
of 11)03 ) bo accepted for two years ,
providing the minors agree to pay the
expense caused by the shot llrers' Jaw
In Illinois. This motion was defeated
by the unanimous vote of both oper
ators and minors.
President II. C- Perry of the Illinois
minors moved that the 1003 scale ,
which Is an advance of 5 55 per cent
over the pres-nl scale , bo accepted
for one yar , the operations of the
shot liters' law In Illinois to remain
as at present. This was defeated , the
miners voting for It and the operators
Mr F L. Hobbliis of the western
Pennsylvania operators moved the
adoption of the 1003 scale for two
years , with the same conditions. This
SENSATIONAL WORK OF BOWLERS
Three Men Finish With Total Scores
of 675 , 650 and 625 Each.
Louisville , March 23. A "special"
of Individual bowlers occupying the
alleys In the natloi.al tournament fur
nished the most-sensational work of
tuo meeting , three men finishing with
totals of G75 , ( J50 and C25. The hlgn-
est figures were scored by Walter
Tuthlll of llrookl > n , who , with 073 ,
takes first place In the Individual
class. J1I3 work beats an j thing in
recent years , except that of "Deacon"
Jonea of Milwaukee , who several
years ago rolled GS8 at Cleveland , but
with a "loaded" b&L !
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