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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWSJOURNAL
COUNTY SEAT IS IN REIGN OF
TERROR OF LATE.
LOCAL MEN ARE SUSPECTED
One Old Man Was Robbed Near the
Depot When the Thug Put a Hand
Over the Victim's Mouth and Took
a Purse Containing $40 One Fought
Madison , Nob. , Doc. C. Special to
The News : Madison Is In a state of
high oxcltoincnt over a reign of hold
ups that have boon perpetrated lioro
recently. Two within the past few
days , added to that In which Mr. Smith
was robbed of a large .amount of mon
ey some tlmo ago and left lying un
conscious In an alloy , have created
much consternation on the part of
Oustav Dlltbornor , an old man , Is
the latest victim. The hold-up oc
curred near the city depot. The thug
placed his hand over Dlttberner's
mouth and took his pocket book , con
taining between $10 and ? -15. The old
man was too frightened to make re
sistance and ' the hold-up man escaped ,
August'Lou , a farmer living In th ! ' '
county , was In town and had been paid
considerable money. lie Hashed It and
somebody warned him that he might
be held up. Ho tucked the money , $ GO ,
Into his boot. A half mile out of
town , near the Sam Dopson farm , he
was stopped by three men. One held
the team , another got Into the buggy
and flashed a gun. A struggle ensued.
Leu's clothing was torn. Leu does not
know whether or not he knocked the
gun from the robber's hand. At all
events the thugs never got to the boot
and the victim escaped with his mon
Local parties are suspected and H
Is believed there Is enough evidence
to convict. It was thought that com
plaints might be sworn out during the
DITTBERNER IN NORFOLK.
County Attorney Heard That There
Were Three Hold-ups aLtely.
Mr. Dlttberner , the latest Madison
hold-up victim , was In Norfolk during
the day. Ho did not call on the coun
ty attorney , but County Attorney
Koonlgsteln has been Informed from
Madison of the crimes. He heard that
there had been three hold ups , nnd
was told that there Is evidence enough
to convict. He thought that com
plaints would soon be Issued.
Musical Company at Plalnvlew Is up
Against Financial Trouble.
Plainvlew , Neb. , Dec. C. Special to
The News : The American Concert
band , organized here , disorganized to
day becausp of financial difficulties.
The company was booked for Norfolk
tonight. The members of the com
pany are pretty well "strapped" but
the business men Intend to give a
dance and help them out as much as
Routzahn and Bentley Acquitted.
Lincoln , Dec. 6. After a ten days'
trial In district court , former Chief of
Police O. M. Uoutzahn and Detective
Bentley were acquitted of the charge
of extortion and blackmail. The rul
ing of the court was that the testl
mony of a keeper of a disorderly
house Is not conclusive without cor
roboratlvo testimony , especially when
the keeper Is herself of necessity an
accomplice In the alleged crime.
EIGHTEEN PASSENGERS HURT
Monon Train Goes Into Ditch In In
dlana When Rail Is Broken.
Chicago , Dec. 6. Train No. 3G on
the Monon road , which Is the fast llm
Ited of that line between Cincinnati
and Chicago , was derailed two miles
north of Frankfort , Ind. . by a broken
rail. Eighteen passengers were In
jured , but nobody was killed and It Is
not believed any of the injured wil
The train was so'nK ' at a nlBn te
of speed and the rail broke beneatl
the engine , which , however , passei
the place in safety. All of the bag
gage and mall cars , coaches and sloop
era left the track and some of them
were badly damaged. The injuries of
the passengers are bruises and cuts
received by being thrown about the
EIGHT GIRLS JURNED IN FIRE
Explosion In Match Factory In In
dianapolis Causes Injury to Workers.
Indianapolis. Dec. 0. In a fire that
Btartod from an explosion In the
match factory of F. A. nalubun & Co. .
West Indianapolis , eight young wom
en were burned , four of them serious
ly. The others were painfully burned
and Injured In their frantic efforts to
escape from the building. The most '
uerlously Injured are- Helen Stapp ,
1' badly burned about the head , COm
and arms , also hurt by Jumping from
a second-story windoxv ; Hattle Bree-
love , burned about the face , arms and
head ; Lizzie nlchards , burned about
the face , arms and back , also hurt by
Jumping ; Myrtle Stapp. burned about
the face , head and arms.
MISS AGNES BOTSFORD ILL.
Suddenly Taken Violently III , Opera
tion Was Performed.
Tilden , Nob. , Doc. G Special to The
News : Miss Agues Bolsford was tak
en suddenly violently HI yesterday af
ternoon nnd her condition was ox-
tromcly serious this morning. Four
surgeons who were hastily summoned
determined that an operation alone
could save her life and this was per
formed. She has recovered from the
effects of the anaesthetic hut It IH too
early to dotermlno whether she bus n
chance of life. Internal hemorrhages
wore the cause of the serious condi
PROMINENT NORTH NEBRASKA
ONCE RAN ON STATE TICKET
Formerly State Senator From the Dis
trict In Which Cumlng County Is Lo
cated , a Man of Wealth and Liberal
Tendencies , Was Highly Esteemed.Cl1'
-f Point , Nob. , Doc. G. Special to
"ty ? Daniel C. Glffort , former
stai. . /v/v ' " -oni this district , once
candhku 7' n. " " 'lant governor and
a prominent' ' ' ' ian politician , died
his home her 'Urly ' today. Ho was
fifty years of age.
Five times mayor of the city and
eng a resident of West Point , former-
Senator Glffort was much liked and
esteemed In the community. He was
a candidate for lieutenant governor In
.896. A man of great wealth , he was
characterized by Hbe'ral tendencies ,
le leaves no children , but Is survived
by a wife. He was a brother-in-law of
former State Treasurer Stueffer.
WAS PROMINENT MASON.
Norfolk Lodge is Notified of Death of
Daniel C. Glffert.
C. P. Parish received a telephone
message from the West Point Masonic
lodge , of which Mr. Glffert was a mem
ber , announcing the death and stating
that the funeral services would bo held
Saturday noon In West Point , when
Masons will accompany the remains
to the train. The Interment will bo In
DANK TELLER IS SHORT
Employe of Kansas City Bank Takes
$9,000 Before Leaving.
Kansas City , Doc. G. William C.
Anderson , collection teller of the First
National bank of this city , is missing ,
and E. F. Swinney , the president , ad
mined that he was short $9,000 In
his accounts. Mr. Anderson , who had
been In the employ of the bank for
nineteen years , left the city on Mon
day last , supposedly on a hunting
trip. It developed that he had ab
stracted $9,000 from the bank's funds ,
taking the money In three lots , dur
ing last week.
Anderson is forty-nine years old and
has a wife and grown daughter hero.
The bank officials have sworn out a
warrant for his arrest and claim to
know whera he Is. Anderson was un
der bond In a surety company.
JUMPS TO ESCAPE HANGING
Texas Cowboys Try to String Up Ne
gro on Train for Wearing Pythian Pin.
Topeka , Doc. G. Two Texas cow-
boys tried to hang John E. Lewis , H
negro of Wichita , on a westbound
Santa Fe passenger train between
Lawrence and Topeka. Three times
they placed a rope around Lewis'
neck , but each time he got loose , and
after the third attempt he jumped
from the train and escaped.
The Texans prevented the other ,
passengers from Interfering by flour
ishing revolvers. Lewis wore a
Knights of Pythias pin , and the cow
boys said they did not like to sea a
negro "putting on airs. "
UTES ARE ALMOST DESTITUTE
Women and Children Especially
In Need of Clothing. I
Deadwood , S. D. , Dec. G. The Ute
Indians , who are now government
charges at Fort Meade , are almost
destitute , the women and children
especially being In need of clothing.
Theli long march through a rough ;
country was the finishing touch for
such garments as they had , and local
relief bodies have been busy provid-1
Ing for their wants until government
reauisltions are honored. Aside from
the men , there are In camp 121 wornI '
en 330 boys and girls and 12 babies. I
Dismiss Charges Against Smathers. '
Now York , Dec. G. The Memphis
gold cup dispute was officially ended
when the board of review of the No- '
tlonal Trotting association decided
that the trophy had been won on merit
and dismissed the charges against E.
E. Smathers. The case grow out of
the drugging of Lou Dillon at the
Memphis meeting In October , )4.or )
Bmathers , who owned Major Dolmar
and drove him In the race , was
charged with having been cognizant
of 111 treatment of C. K. 0. Billings'
mare , which resulted In the lattcr's
utter failure to show form In the
race and the winning of the | 5,000 1
old cup by Major belraar. ' t
JOHN AND MIKE , FROM NEAR TIL-
DEN , TAKEN.
WERE CAUGHT NEAR NORFOLK
John Welsh Was Wanted on Statutory
Charge and the Arrest of Mike Grew
From f Mike's Deceiving the Sheriff.
Drove Here Trying to Escape.
John Welsh of Tlldcii has boon ar
rested on a charge of pntornlty and
Mlko Welsh , a cousin , on the eliargo
of resisting and abusing an olllcor
The two men , who wore pursued by
Sheriff Clements near Tllden Wi'dnes-
lay afternoon , wore apprehended at
the homo of Henry Meyer , four mllca
west of Norfolk , at daybreak Thursday
morning. The prisoners had suddenco
Iy disappeared and drove rapidly * o
the Meyer place when they found the
sheriff was after them.
Sheriff Clements arrived In Norfolk
Thursday morning from Tlldon and
Immediately drove to the farm west
of town , where ho found the men want
Cl1' Both were placed under arrest
Tllden , Neb. . Doc. G. Special to
The News : sheriff Clements arrived
here yesterday afternoon and drove to
the Mlko Welsh place , near bore , In
search of John Welsh , who was wantna
od. Mlko Welsh told Sheriff Clements
that John was not In the house but
that ho had gone to Pohlman's place ,
but he thought Pohlman's had driven
to Nellgh. Investigation showed that
John Welsh had not boon at the place
designated. Returning 16 the Mlko
Welsh farm , sheriff Clements found
that Mike had disappeared and that a
top buggy was gone. Ho followed
tracks that led cast. He suspected
they hadd riven to Norfolk. Taking
the early train , ho wont to Norfolk
TAKEN ILL , WAS NOT IN DEBT.
Prof. Fred Richards of Denlson , Iowa ,
Taken Suddenly III.
Alnsworth , Nob. , Doc. G. Editor
News : The Item In your paper concerning
corning Prof. Fred Richards was a mis
take. Ho left hero Sunday morning
but was taken sick with appendicitis
and just had time to catch the train.
He owed no board bill and the music
got on approval from I. W. Mcfford
will be returned as soon as he Is able
to return It. He lives at Denison , In.
F. C. Barncttc , Manager City Cafe.
FIRST DIRECT NEWS FROM CLIFTON
Flood Is Receding and No More Dam-
jge is Apprehended.
El Pas ) , Tex. , Doc. G. A special
from CIHton. Ariz. , the first authentic
news out of that city since the Hood
prostrated all the wires , says : The
river Is receding rapidly and the
weather has cleared , hence no further
damage Is apprehended. Two bodies
were recovered from the wreckage
along Chase creek , but the number of
deaths cannot bo told. Three Mexi
cans , caught In the act of looting nnd
who refused to surrender to officers ,
were shot and fatally wounded. |
The flood In Chase creek was caused
by the breaking of the dam of the Detroit -
troit Copper company , Impounding a
vast amount of tailings , which ran j |
down the creek with a seven-foot
Only one business house on Chase
creek escaped damage and many were
entirely destroyed. The loss Is
palling. North Clifton was badly
wrecked. Nearly all of the residences
In that section were destroyed or
So many restaurants and hotels
have been destroyed that It Is almost
Impossible to find a place to eat or
sleep In the town , but there will be
no shortage of provisions , as many
stores have escaped the floods.
TRAIN DERAILEDHN WYOMING
Seven Persons Reported Injured , but
None of Them Very Seriously.
Salt Lake , Doc. G. Ehslbound pas'
sengor ( train No. 4. the Atlantic ox-i-T j
press , on the Union Pacific railroad , j
was derailed near Church Buttes ' ,
Wyo. . 140 miles east of Ogdon. Seven
persons wore Injured , as follows :
Rev J. H. Gearhart. University Place ,
Nob. , hand cut ; Ralph James. Osccola ,
111. , leg bruised ; Clara Mana , Oakley ,
Ida. , arm hurt ; Frank Marks , Ogden ,
Utah scalp torn ; P. K. Ilarbough.
Standish , Colo. , wound In side ; Brake- ;
man H. T. Marsh , Ogden , scalp
wound ; Abbie J. Klepln , postal clerk ,
nUnion , Nob. , hip bruised.
According to reports received hero
four sleepers were overturned and two
coaches were thrown crosswise of the
track A broken flange was the prob-
able cause of the wreck. The train Is
said to have been running sixty miles
an hour when the accident happened.
Russia Probing Famine Relief Graft.
St. Petersburg. Dec , G The com
mission appointed to Inquire Into nine
famine relief 'exposures Is Investigat
ing other activities of Assistant Minister
ister of the Interior Gurko , former
director of supplies In tbo famine dis '
tricts. Including the expenditure of
largo sums assigned for public works
in the famine districts. Premier
OOlstolypIn has again refused to accept
the resignation of M. Gurko.
ELEVATOR I SMASH IN SHOPS.
Fame of Lift Kl'ls Throe Men and Serl
ously Hurts Five.
CliamboislnrK. Pa , Doc. G. Tlnee
men weio kili'-d nt.il ono fatally InJured
JuiVi iui'1 ' five others severely hurt at
Wavneshnro by the fall of an ole
vntoi In tlio Oojficr Miu.ufuctiirini ;
compnny'H i-liops ICIeveu men wpre
on the lift , together wllli a llvu-tan
mliling mnehlno and heavy truck ,
when ' a ctihle piirtud. The men wore
chopped twenlv-fivo foot with the ma
chine Into a pit
Norton Sentenced for Mine Frauds.
Toledo , O. , Doo. G Ou n idea ol
guilty ' to the el.ai'KO of using tla- Unit
ed States mails to piomote n schoinu
lo defraud , Charles Whllnoy Norton ,
alias Wells , was sontc'tieod to tlio
Ohio penitenliary for olghloen months
and lo pay n flue of $100 by Judge
Taylor In th" United States dlstilct
court. Norton was Indicted by the
present l ( grand Jury. Noiton had oper
ated In various purls of the country.
Ills specialty was mining stocks He
turned the proceeds rxf sales of
patrons' stock to his own use.
Corpse Lost In Tilmslt.
Fort Dodge , la. , Doc G Funeral
preparations stand delayed and n
weeping widow nnd anxious family
are almost distracted because the
body of William Wolfe of Fort Dodge
has been lost by the railroads In
transit Wolfe died In Oakland. Cal. ,
over a week ago. The body was
shipped at once , but has not arrived
Railroad and express companies have
tried In vain to trace It.
Mondell Wants Information.
Washington , Doc. G. Representative
Mondell of Wyoming Introduced a resolution
elution requesting the secretary of
the Interior to furnish the house with
complete Information concerning all
public lands reserved from entry since
July 1 , 19iG The resolution Is de
signed to make pufjllc Information
which m .y bear on alleged coal and
mineral land frauds.
Charge Against Miss Irvine Modified.
Sheridan. Wyo. . Dec G. The charge
against Miss 1Cdna Irvine has boon
modified by the county nttoinoy to ag
gravated assault. The date for the
trial . has not yet boon set. Miss Ir
vine's attorney declares the case will
Standard Files Motion to Quasn.
Findlay , O. , Doc. G : The attoineys
for the Standard Oil comi'iiny of Ohio
filed in the court of common pleas mo
tions to quash tlio Indictments against
John D. Rockefeller J. M Roberts M
G. Vilas nnd H P. MclntoMi of Cleve
land , officers of the Standard Oil coma"
pany of Ohio It Is stated in the mo-
tlons that the Indictments ore un
certain nnd "Indefinite and do not
charge an offen o In such u manner ante
to enable the defendants to ascertain
the character of the charge made
Drainage Congress Organizes.
Oklahoma City , Oklu. , Dec. G. Temporary
porary organization of the national
drainage conference was made by the
election of George E. Barstow of TexC(1
as , president of the Barstow Irrlga-
tlon company , as temporary president
and J. B. Thoburn of Oklahoma City ,
temporary secretary. Mr. Barstow was
the principal speaker at the session
at the Chamber of Commerce. His
subject was "National Irrigation a
Fixed Quantity Why Not National
Drainage ? "
Italian and Officer Shot.
Kansas City , Dec. < > . An attempt
by three policemen to arrest John
Rose , an Italian , and Honar Eckton
a Syrian woman , wanted In Columbus
O. . on the charge of grand larceny
started a riot In the north quarter
of the city , In which Francisco CIta
dlno , an Italian , was shot through the
head and fatally wounded and H. B
Morrison , a policeman , was shot and
Service Obtained Upon Rockefeller
8T St Louis , Dec. G. The clerk of the
United : States clrcuK court here received -
ceived notification from the United
States marshal's office in New Yorl
tfcat service had been obtained upon
John D Rockefeller and others In the
government's suit against the Stand
ard OH company , recently filed In St
TELEGRAMS TERSELY TOLD
A cold wave Is headed southward
from the Canadian northwest. The
coldest place 'n Canada last night was
Prince Alberta , where It was 14 be
Arthur C. Harper. Democratic nom
inee , was elected mayor of Los An
geles by a plurality of 2.120 over Lee
C. Gates , non-partisan candidate. Dr. )
Walter Lludley ( Rep. ) was third In
Governor Folk announced that ho
will not give Aggie Myers , convicted
of murdering her husband in Kansas
City , any further stay of execution
unless Justice Brewer of the United
States supreme court asks for further
time In the case.
United States Commissioner of Immigration
migration Sargent Is making a close
Inquiry Into the conditions attending
Portuguese Immigration Into the Hawaiian
waiian Islands. He Is endeavoring to
ascertain whether the Immigrants are
actually free or whefhcr the planters
have furnished money for their im-
1ESSAGE THREAT AIMED ONLY
AGAINST MOB VIOLENCE.
10URTS TO SETTLE JAP RIGHTS
Golden State Willing to Educate
Mikado's Adult Subjects , but Not In
Same Room With White Children.
Federal Move In Matter.
Doc. G. The California
. . In coiifticas Una iitohcil
vhnl they umKhloi u mitiaiiictoi ) a
m a nuo thai the president did not dc
lie ( d ho uiidefBlood IIB t-aylng in ll.o
aimniH. ' set lion ( U IIH | mosoiigo thai
HI would iiho tin1 military loices ot
ho United Stales 111 lorclng Japanese
nto l lie Calilornla schools In which
lie wiiiln ehllilien aio taught. It Is
aid to have been his purpose to coney I-
oy Iho him that ho would use the
ullllla to protect Japanese against
neb vlo'enee. Ciillloriihinrf lake no
olletiHo at tills tntcrpiotatUm of thu
noasiire and agree Hint Iho chief oxoo-
iiitlvo should do oveiythlng In hlu
lower to piotoct Japunebo IIH well as
ill other lorolgnors agaliibt violonco.
"TlilB whole San Francisco affair
s proving lo ho a tompoKt In a tea-
) ol , " Ileprc'sontntlvo JulliiB Knhn
said. "It will die out rapidly IIB BOOH
as there Is geiieial uudorHtandlng of
vhy California takes the position ift
IOOH. The 'courts and the IBBIIO must
ettlo all the legal questions Involved
u the San Francisco school situation.
Wo are glad to know that the admin-
stratlon IB taking stops to Institute
action which will give the courts a
chnnco to pass on the validity of the
San Francisco Hchool board's action. "
Inquiry disclosed the fact that the
egnl proceedings to bo taken In San
Francisco by Hie Unllod Stales dis
trict attorney In the matter of the ad-
nlaslon of Japanese lo the public
schools of that city without discrimi
nation wore Inspired by Secretary
Root , who cxpreKBod the opinion Hint
t would be ono way of effectually dlfl-
losing of the controversy. That the
iroflldent'fi views on the suhleet mot
witli the heaity approval of the Japa
nese ambassador wan made evident
when VlBcoiiut Aokl , the Japanese am
bassador , said that ho had personally
thanked , tlio president for what he had
A rumor Hint a now treaty between
the United States nnd Japan was to bo
negotiated designed to remedy any
defects in the one now In force wan
sot at rest when both Viscount Aokl
and Seetetary Root unequivocally de
nied that such a thing was now in con
JAPANESE NOT EXCLUDED
Are Merely Obliged to Attend Separate
Schools at San Francisco.
San Francisco , Dec. G. Consul
Henry U. Miller of Yokohama , Japan ,
who ! sails for Toklo on Monday , at
tended n miiBs mooting of the board of
education and was greatly surprised
to learn that Japanese are not being
excluded from the public schools , but
are merely obliged to attend separate
schools. In response to the question
as to whether or not there are any
Japanese children her * with their
parents who desire to attend the
echools , he was Informed that there
are none ; that tfio pupils arc grown
men and are for that reason objectionable -
SHERIFF PROTECTS JAPANESE
Rowdies Cause Trouble at Washing
Tacoma , Wash. , Dec. C. Manager
Chester of the Alder Mill company ,
thirty-five miles south of Tacoma ,
eaya there was a little trouble there ,
caused by a few hangers-on at a sa
loon who would not work and who assaulted
saulted two Japanese In an endeavor
tc drive them away.
Two deputy sheriffs arrived and he
Japanese are now at work : n the n ,
doing common labor , for which other
men could not ho secured.
Indicted Officials in Court.
San FranclBco. Doc. C. The actual
court battle against the Indicted officials
cials began when Supervisor Fred II
Nicholas and City Hall Janitor Peter :
M. Duffy appeared In Judge Lawer' ! < 5
court ' to plead to the charge of per
Jury nntl agreeing to receive a bribe.
The court allowed the defense to pro
ceed separately and the case of di
olas was the first. At the ed
tlmo Nicholas and Duffy were present ?
with ono of their attorneys. The
prosecution was represented by Dis
trict Attorney William II. Langdon.
Francis Hcnoy and H. M. Johnson.
Seamen Strike at Odessa.
OdoEsa , Dec. C. Suppression of the
seamen's union by the government
has been followed by a strike of the [
seamen with the result that the business
ness of the shipping companies Is
completely tied up. About 11,000 men
Rubber Officials Serving Sentence.
Chicago. Dec. C Robert D. Brad
ley , president of the Canton Rubber
company of Canton , 0. . and Edwin
Davis , vice president of the same In
stitution , who were sentenced by
Judge Landis In the United States
district ccurt each to one year In the
house of correction , began the active
cervlco of their sentence ! .
THE CONDITIONJF ) THE WEATHER
Temperature for Twenty-four Houro.
ForccnBt for Nebraska.
C'onillllniiH of HID weullior IIH icoord-
od for ( lie
twenty-four liourn oinllni ;
al 8 a. in. ( oilay :
Average " 5
Rainfall III !
( 'hlenuo , Doe. it. The liutlolln In-
Hiii'd b ) Iho I'll lea KII Hlntlon ( if llm
United SI'iloH weather bureau glvoa
Ilic fdiccasl for NVhniHlui IIH follnwii :
Fair tonight and Friday. c'oldi-V to-
iil/hi / \\ilh cold \\n\c i'iiHi and miulli
pin iIon. Y\ armor l < 'rlda\
INTERSTATE CONVENTION OPENS
AT DES MOIN2S.
SENATORS DY POPULAR VOTE
Will Ask State Legislatures to De-
rrand That Congress Call a Consti
tutional Convention Eleven Stntei
Represented at the Conference.
Dos Molnoa. Doc u' . The United
Stales sn.ritorlal conference In sea-
slou here exports to adopt u resolu
tion virgins the thirty-seven state leg-
lalattires which moot this winter to
demand that congiess call a consti
tutional convention , at which It Is
proposed RO to amend thu constitution
as to put the election of United States
senators In the hands of the people.
A Bub-committee of the committee
on resolutions Unified a resolution to
this effect and tlio sentiment of the
conference plainly is In favor of that
action , hope of securing the submis
sion of a spoclllc amondmoni \ > j con-
gross Itself having been abandoned.
Eleven states were represented at
the conference when It opened Gov-
ernor Cummins railed the conference
to order. William Lnrrabco , former
governor of Iowa , was made temporary
ary chairman. Judge Jesse H. Strode
of Nebraska was made permanent
chairman. It It proposed to make the
SLUGGER 0NTHE STAND
Schultz Tells of Methods Employed In
Chicago Teamsters' Strike.
Chicago , Dec. C. A startling exposa
of the methods employed In the team
sters' strike was given In the- trial of
Cornelius P. Shea and his fellow labor
leaders before Judge Hall In the crim
inal court when Joseph Schultz , al
leged slugger , who , with Albert
Young , turned state's evidence , was
on the stand as a witness for the
Schultz declared that Shea had told
him to break the logs and arms of
the strike breakers and especially to
attack the negroes. When this moans
of bringing about desired results did
not work satisfactorily , Schultz as
serted that Shea ordered the hired
pickets to throw eggs filled with acids
at the horses being driven by non
Many Irregular Offers Received for
Tracts In "Big Pasture. "
Lawton , Okla. , Dec. C. With the
closing of the third day's biiBlness ,
1,083 bids for land In the "big pasture"
had been received. Many prospective
settlers are arriving on every train.
Major H. D. McKnlght , register of
the Lawton land office , predicted that
after Irregular bids are thrown out
and awards made , not one-third of the
land In the Klowa nnd Comanche res
ervations would bo subject to entry
under departmental rules. It Is his
opinion that the remainder of tbo land
would probably be sold at public auc
tion In the summer of 1907.
WOMAN'S SLAYER SURRENDERS
Mall Carrier Who Killed Girl In Fit of
Jealous Ra , e Is Placed In Jail.
Springfield Mo. , Dec. G. Garland
Moore the mall earner , who al Hols
d'Arr shot and killed Miss Clara
West because she refused to mairy
him , btinLiidored to the sheriff here
and was plnrel in Jail. Moore said
he klllfd the girl In a fit of jealous
Kino Moi-re cscipej across country
af' T the shooting. Miss West died
COAL HEA1IJG AT DRIVER ENDS
Commissioner Clark Concludes Exam
ination of Witnesses.
Denver , Dee. fi. The Interstate
commerce commission coal hearing ,
bcg'jn bore by Commissioner 13. U.
Clark. wi = ended after the examina
tion of several witnesses. J. M. Un-
dorwood. a farmer living near Gunni-
son , was examined at length In re
gard to the coal entries made In that
district for the Utah Fuel company.
He raised a laugh by the statement
that Robert Forrester of the Utah
Fuel company came Into the district
disguised as a Mormon elder.
P. A Cannon of Hucrfano testified
he was unable to get the permission
of the Colorado Fuel and Iron com
pany to run a spur line of railroad
across the company's property to hla
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