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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS JOURNAL.
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NORFOLK. NEBRASKA. FRIDAY. JANUARY 17 1908.
OFFICERS ELECTED AT WEDNES
DAY EVENING MEETINQ.
A NEW PACE FOR RACE MEETS
Same Efficient Officers Who Made the
Norfolk Meeting a Success Last Year
Will Have Charge Again This Year.
Future Is Rosy.
C. Hi Groesbcck , president.
r John Friday , vice president.
P. M. Barrott , secretary.
J. E. Haasc , treasurer.
Some of the enthusiasm generated
tit last year's big race meet and base
ball carnival In Norfolk was In evi
! dence at the annual meeting of the
v Norfolk Driving club held Wednesday
evening In Eagle hall.
Charlie Groesbcck , who helped Nor
folk score a ton Btrlkc with last year's
BUCCOBS , will continue as president of
the club. P. M. Barrett was ro-olecto
secretary , J. 13. IlniiHo IB treasurer
again and John Friday vice-president
for the coming year.
President Grocsbeck and Secretary
Banett will represent Norfolk nt the
annual meeting of the north Ne
braska race circuit at the Oxnard hotel
in Norfolk next Monday afternoon.
The Norfolk races will bo better
than ever next summer. It Is expect
ed for ono thing that the sizes of the
purses will be Increased.
Some new Ideas will bo Introduced
In the racing week plans for next sum
mer. Something different from the
old time street carnival was proposed
at the meeting Wednesday evening
tind Bomo popular Invocations will probably -
bably bo Introduced. Of course there
will bo the races and of course there
will be the base ball carnival.
Last year Norfolk set a new pace .
for racing meets. The attendance at
the Norfolk races was not equalled In
north Nebraska. And the base bull
games won the hearts of the fans.
That's why the Norfolk racing future
TOO COLD FOR CHICKENS.
They Had to be Taken Out of the Tree
Tops Zero Weather.
It was zero during the night. And
ono man thought the chickens would
freeze If allowed to roost In the tree-
tops. So he tried to got them down.
He has a long gash in his face as a
result. For ono rooster struck the
roan's cheek with a claw.
It was a cold night , all right , all
right. Wow ! but the wind did blow
down from that Rosebud country. Al
most went through you.
But morning dawned clear and
bright and pretty and the world smiled
again. The frown of Wednesday came
off nature's forehead and everything
was serene. The wind shifted to the
south , Indicating the approach of
Gottlieb Jacob Kolmar und Miss Ida
Wilde were married Wednesday evening
ing In the German Evangelical church
on South Sixth street. Miss Wilde
lives In Norfolk. Mr. Kolmar owns a
Pierce county farm , where Mr. and
Mrs. Kolmar will live.
Funeral of Mrs. Craig.
From the Craig farm five miles
southwest of Norfolk the funeral of
the late Mrs. John S. Craig , a Madi
son county pioneer , was held on
Wednesday. Rev. John L. Stlne of the
Christian church conducted the funer
al. Interment was at the Prospect
Hill cemetery lu Norfolk. The pall
bearers were John Ray , A. Omraernian ,
Lewis Ray , Madison Best , John Hen
derson and Frank Deuel.
Card of Thanks.
We desire to thank friends and
neighbors and nil who were kind and
helped In the last Illness of our wife
and mother and whose sympathy was
evident In the hour of death.
John S. Craig and family.
A party of young people spent last
evening at King's pond skating-
Y. M. C. A. Meeting.
A general attendance was desired at
the Y. M. C. A. meeting Thursday evenIng -
Ing at the Methodist church. The
meeting was called for 7:30 : to enable
State Secretary Bailey of Omaha to
confer with Norfolk In regard to the
convention. An attendance of ladles
was especially desired.
Captlan Welter Leaves N. U.
Lincoln , Neb. , Jan. 16. John Wei-
ler , captlan of last year's football team
and ono of the most popular athletes
In the Nebraska university , loft today
for Panama , where he will accept a
WOrTK FOR HUNGRY.
Plan Mapped Out to Provide Labor In
Return for Board and Lodging.
Chicago , Jan. 1C. The unemployed
men of Chicago dependent on charity
for their daily bread , are to be given
a chance to work for their board and
lodging. The general committee ap
pointed by the United Charities so- ;
cletles met In Mayor Busso's ofilco
yesterday and mapped out a plan to
furnish work for the Idle men.
Big Wrestling Event.
Omaha , Jan. 1C. Manager Glllan
of the Auditorium succeeded last
night/ / after much negotiating , la
matching War Eagle , the giant Indian
wresAlor , and Farmer Burns for num
contest at the Auditorium Friday evening
ing/ / January 17.
SLAIN BY BROTHERS OF VICTIM
Dr. Oeauchamp Shot Down by John
and William Thomas at Lawton.
Ixiwton , Oltla. , Jan. 1C Or F D
Dcnuchnmp of this city naj sl.ot and
killed by Attorney John P Thomas
of Lawton and William J Thomas of
Port Worth , Tex. , hero In a three cornered -
nored pistol fight , caused by an old
foud. Several months ago Dr
Boauchamp killed Charles Thomas , n
brother of John and William Thomas ,
at Hobart , Okla. , Beauchamp alleging
Intimacy between Charles Thomas and
the doctor's wife. Slnco that time
trouble has boon browlnir ,
ALL QUESTIONS PUT BY COM
EXCEPT ON THAT DIVIDEND
< i United States Circuit Court Has
* -ted Mr. Harrlman to Reply to
cations Except Relating to U.
P. \ P. Stock.
Now tf > Jan. ! < > E. II. Harrlman
was toK'i' -ected In the district
United Stfc circuit court to answer
all questions propounded by the Inter
state commerce commission except
those relating to the purchase of Union
Pacific and Southern Pacific Block In
connection with the dividend of ten
per cent declared In August of 1900.
MRS , MhTCALFjjELD TO JURY
Woman Who Tried to Kill Attorney
Hamlll Refuses to Make Statement.
Chicago , Jan. 16. Mrs. Thomas Met
calf , who fired several shots at Samuel
R. Hamlll , an attorney of Terre Haute ,
and one of the counsel for John R.
Walsh , In the corridors of the federal
building here , managed to preserve
the veil of mystery in which she
wrapped herself Immediately following
the Incident. She was brought before
a United States commissioner , waived
examination and was held to the fed
eral grand Jury In bonds of $1,000. In
ability to furnish this ball resulted In
her being taken to the county Jail.
The woman steadfastly refused to
make a statement , but Mr. Hamlll
gave out several during the day In
which he declared that the trouble
has arisen over n belief of Mrs. Met-
calf that he had failed properly to
prosecute o claim against a certain |
estate In St. Louis , which claim , Ham-
ill asserts , he Investigated and found
to bo worthless. He asserted that the
woman is moro or leas insane and
eald that she had previously threatened -
ened his life In his office In Terre
H , H , TUCKER AGAIN INDICTED
Former Manager of Uncle Sam Oil
Company Must Stand Trial.
Kansas City , Jan. 16. Harry H.
Tucker , Jr. , secretary and former gen
eral manager of the Undo Sam OH
company , was relndlcted on three
counts by a federal grand Jury In Kan
sas City , Kan. , for alleged misuse of
the malls In advertising the sale of
stock. Tucker was Indicted April last
on three counts charging a similar of
fense. Tha indictments were quashed
by the trial judge , however , because
of a technical error. Tha Uncle Sam
Oil company was placed' in receivers'
hands last year. Tucker had sold
stock in the concern In twenty states
to the amount of over $1,000,000.
FIVE SKATER DROWNED
Three Lose Lives While Trying to
Connellsvllle , Pa. , Jan. 16. Of six
persons who formed a skating party
at the Jlmtown reservoir , near here ,
last night , five wore drowned.
They ara : John Luxner , George
Cochran. Frank Cochran , William Full-
mer , Elizabeth Fullmer.
Miss Fullmer and George Cochran
started toward the center of the res
ervoir , but had not gone far when the
lea broke and they were thrown Into
the water. As the other members of
the party gazed horrified at the spot ,
two heads reappeared above the sur
face , Cochran , supporting the girl with
on * hand , clinging to the broken edces
of the ice with the other. In an In
stant a human chain was formed by
the other four , -who clasped bands
with Andrew Mack , the only survivor ,
at the end of the line nearest the
shore. Just as a hand was being
reached' out to grasp Miss Fullmor ,
there was another crash of Ice.
Frank Cochran , Luxner and William
rullmer had also gone down , the thin
ice giving way under their combined
weight. Mack was obliged to dash to
shore. Helpless to save , ho saw hla
merry companions of a few minutes
before go to death. He heard a
scream and a choking sound , saw up
lifted hands above water for several
seconds and then all was still.
inker Montgomery Indicted.
New York , Jan. 10. The special
Brand jury which was sworn In to In-
rostifato the conduct of oartaln banks
In New York county , returned two
Indictments against William R. Mont
gomery , president of the Hamilton
bank. The oh urges , Involving over
drafts and ovorceitlflcatlon , have to
do , however with aota alleged to have
been committed by Montgomery while
hi was vloo president ot the lastltu-
ONE ON COUNTY ASSESSOR SET
FOR FRIDAY MORNING.
PETITION FOR A RECOUNT
Matter Comes on for Hearing In the
County Court at Pierce Two Simi
lar Cases Go Over Until February.
A Republican Victory.
Pierce , Neb. , Jan. 1C. Special to
The News : The contest case of Gus
Llerman , the democratic candidate for
county assessor who was defeated by
one vote , was set for trial at 9 o'clock
In the county court Friday morning.
Herman's case comes before the coun
ty court on a petition for a recount by
which he hopes to oust his successful
At the same time that Llerman's
contest was started two similar cases
were started by two defeated candi
dates on the republican ticket. The
democrats made efforts to have these
cases brought up first and the calling
of the Llorman contest for trial first
was counted as a victory for the re
publican side of the dispute. The oth
er contests will be heard In February.
Body of Lieutenant Crawford Found.
Washington , Jan. 16. The body of
Lieutenant John W. Crawford , prlvata
secretary to Admiral Dewey , was
found below Fort Foote , on the Mary
land' ' sldo of the Potomac. Ho disap
peared on Nov 22 last , leaving a note
to a friend that ho was driven to end
his life by financial troubles.
Final Chapter In Walsh Trial.
Chicago. Jan. 16. The final chapter
In the trial of John R. Walsh on
charges of misapplying funds of the
Chicago National bank , was begun
when Assistant District Attorney
Fletcher Dobyns began the final sum
mlng up to the jury.
DEMOCRATS TO NUMBER OF 1,300
SIT DOWN TO BANQUET.
SPEAKERS AND THEIR SUBJECTS
Bryan Says if Party Goes Fast Enough
to Overtake Him , He Will Not
Qtraln Himself to Get Away From
Lincoln , Jan. 16. Nearly thirteen
hundred political friends and' personal
admirers of W. J. Bryan attended In
the capacity of diners and speakers
the t dollar Democratic dinner at the
Lincoln Auditorium last night. Hall
as many moro occupied seats as spectators -
tators , and heartily applauded the
good things said about Democracy and
Mr. Bryan himself. It was the largest
and one of the most successful func
tions of the kind held in Lincoln
since Mr. Bryan became an Influential
factor In the politics of Nebraska , and .
was intended as an Indorsement ot hla
candidacy for the presidential nomina
tion and a declaration that he was In
the minds of those present , the logical
choice of the party.
Of those present probably a thou
sand were Nebraska men , but there
was a sprinkling from nearby states
and a considerable delegation from
Missouri and Oklahoma. The speeches
without exception were ly
Democratic , but some good words re
said for President Roosevelt and' kindly
ly expressions for radical leaders In
the Republican camp. A. G. Shallen-
berger was toastmaster. The speeches ,
with the exception of Govemor Brow
ard of Florida , were extended , carry
ing the dlnuer until long past mid
night , but with Mr. Bryan last on the
program the crowd remained through
The speakers and their subjects
were as follows : "Responsibilities of
Government , " Governor C. H. Haskell
of Oklahoma ; "The Situation , " former
Senator Thomas H. Patterson of Colorado
rado ; "A Voice from the South , " Gov
ernor N. B. Broward of Florida ; "A
United Democracy , " Jerry B. Sullivan
of Dos Molnes ; "The Democratic Vol
unteer , " Henry War rum of Indianapo
Us ; "God Hates a Coward , " M. F. Har
rlngton of O'Neill ; address , William
Bryan Speaks Briefly.
Mr. Bryan spoke biiefly. Ho said
that while many differ as to the paramount -
mount Issue , he would name one Issue
that all could agree upon. It Is :
"Shall the government be run for the
people , by the people , not by the 1Cw ,
for the few ? "
"The few are Interested , " he con
tinued , "In denying labor Its Just re
ward. " He told how the tariff has
worked to tha Injury of many and the
benefit of the few , and how Important
the railroad question Is to all. Yet ho
could not agree that any one problem
mentioned was more impoilant than
that the people shall have full control
of the government and that laws shall
bo made for the people as a whole.
When that Is done all of the other Ills
will be cured' .
"I do not know yet whether I shall
bo a candidate for president or not t , "
ho continued , "but I have got to a
point where. If the party goes fast
enough to overtake me , I shall not
strain myself to get away. I say I do
not know yet. but I should er
close headquarters and make a cam in
paign without an organization than into
draw funds from a source that I was
ashamed to tell about. "
Professor Baetens Kills Self.
Omiihii , Jun 16. lOnly ono day after
his eighty-second b
rthday , whlln In a
fit of despondency , > rodticod' by illness
and Inability to m -'ot ' his claisHs In
music , Charles Ba tens , the veteran
musician , who for years hun boon one
of the most prominent flguroa lu Oma
ha musical circles/ shot and killed
himself In the bathroom of the house
where ho roomed , C20 South Nine
MEASURE IS CHANGED IN SOME
HOUSE FAVORS PRISON TERMS
Proposal to Add Imprisonment to Pen
alty In Clause Prohibiting Collecting
and Disbursing Officers from Trading
In Public Property Is Accepted ,
Washington , Jan. 16. So persistent
have been the efforts made In the.
house of lepresentatlves to amend the
bill codifying the penal laws of the
United States that the committee on
the revision of the laws consented tc
let down the bars , and as a result the
measure was changed In some Import
ant particulars. The pacific attitude
of the committee In this regard served
to mollify the opposition members , and
In consequence the proceedings were
devoid of heated arguments , which
have characterized the previous de
bates. When the house adjourned
there were pending a number of othei
Important amendments , which seemed
to meet with no particular opposition
by the committee , but which were
passed over In order that the members
bors might have time to consider them
carefully. The portions of the bill
which attracted the most attention
were those covering ! the giving and ac
ceptlng of bribes by senators and
members and the sujle of Indorsements
or support for apt olntive public of
flees. It is to the : mendments touch
Ing these questions that the house
will devote Itself ulion resuming con
slderatlon of the bill.
The Democrats waged an unsuccess
ful fight against a 'committee amend
ment , which Parsons ( N. Y. ) explained
was to correct a misprint. The
amendment modified the statute pro
hlbitlng collecting and disbursing of
fleers from trading In public property
so as to make the penalty not more
than $300. Instead of the specific
An amendment by DeArmond ( Mo. )
to add Imprisonment to the penalty ol
not more than ten'ytars was defeated
Ho then changed It to make the Im
prlsonment not more than one year.
Amid loud Democratic applause , the
amendment was accepted by the com
mltteo . and was Incorporated Into the
Senate Reduces Chinese Indemnity.
. The senate did not receive a reply
from the secretary of the treasury to
Its resolution calling for Information
concerning the financial sltuatjon , as
had been promised , and In Its absence
Senator Aid rich assented to the pas
sage of Senator Culberson's resolution
on the same subject. Without further
comment the resolution was adopted
The senate passed a Joint resolution
reducing from $24,000,000 to $11.000 ,
000 the war Indemnity of the United
States from China , The remainder ol
the session was devoted to the dls-
ousslon of the penal code bill.
[ Live Stock market furnished by
The National Live Stock Commission
Co. , Stock Exchange building , South
South Omaha , Jan. 16. Cattle Re
ceipts 6,000. The general market Is
Hogs Receipts 11,000. The market
is strong to 5c higher , bulk selling at
$4.3004.35 ; top price $4.42i .
Sheep Receipts 6,000. The general
market Is 10 to 15c lower.
Chicago Live Stock.
Chicago , Jan. 1C. Cattle Receipts
10,000. General market Is steady to
Hogs Receipts 40,000. Market
Sheep Receipts 15,000. The gener
al market Is steady ,
CONDITION OF GRAIN MARKET
Selling Price of Wheat , Corn and Oats
[ This market report Is furnished by
the Omaha branch office of Logan &
Bryan , commission merchants , room
112 Board of Trade , Omaha , Neb , ,
members , of Chicago Board of Trade
and all other principal exchanges. ]
Chicago , Jan. 1C. Following were
prices on the Chicago Board of Trade
at 10:30 : this morning :
May $1 024
THE MARKETSAT NORFOLK
Prices Being Paid for Staple Products
In Norfolk Today.
[ This market furnished by the Salter -
ter Coal & Grain Co. , Norfolk. ]
Wheat f 85
Oats , . , 42
Hogs ' 4 SO
NEBRASKA COMMISSION IS CON
POOR SERVICE IS CHARGED
Controversy Began Several Months
Ago When the Express Companies
and Railroads Attempted to Raise
the Long Haul Rates.
Lincoln , Nob. , Jan. 1C. Special to
The . ] News : The state railway commis
sion < today took under advisement the
complaint against railroads and ex
press companies fllcd by creamery
The creamery men fllcd a protest
with the commission alleging Inefll-
The controversy began several
months ago after the railway and ex
press companies attempted to raise
the rate for hauling cream on long
The Increased rates which the rail
roads and express companies tried to
put In effect would have allowed Nor
folk and other Inland cities to much
more equitably compete with Omaha
and Lincoln on cream. The old rates
discriminate In favor of those cities ,
by making the long hauls Into those
places from out through the state al
most as cheap as the shorter hauls
Into Norfolk and other points. The
Omaha and Lincoln creameries are
trying to block this equalization.
Gossard'i Shortage paid.
McCook , Nob. , Jan. 16. The first
bright ray for Red Willow county In
the shortage by ox-County Treasurer
B. O. Qoasard flashed across tha local
horizon when a draft for $6,492.73
was received from a bonding company
of Baltimore , covering tha entire
amount , of the shortage. The guar
anty company had bonded the officer.
ISIIIbVI Mil * IWI IWWIWII
POPULISTS WILL HOLD CONVEN
TION IN OMAHA.
SAME DAY AS DEMOCRATIC
Populist State Central Committee Call
State Convention in Omaha on March
5 Democrats Adopt Optional Pri
Lincoln. Jan. 16. What Is regarded
as a direct bid for fusion was made
by the Populist state central commit
tee when It selected Omaha , March 5 ,
as the place and date for the state
convention. Democrats earlier In the
day had named the same place and
date for their convention. The Pop
ulists , by resolution , declared In favor
of a separate organization. By vote It
was declared the sense of the commit t-
tee that delegates to the national con i-
vention at St. Louis support W. J.
Bryan as Populist nominee for presi
An optional primary plan was
agreed on by the Democrats similar to
that voted by the Republican commit
tee. only the Democrats must have a
request for a primary signed by fifty
Democrats In each county before any
county chairman sanctions the proced
ure In selecting delegates to the stata
A. F. Mullen Heads Bryan League.
A. F. Mullen of O'Neill was elected
president of the Bryan Volunteers , C.
F. Gunther of Columbus secretary.
Mr. Mullen is a prominent attorney at
Garrett for Lieutenant Governor.
E. O. Garrett of Fremont Is reported
In the Lincoln papers as having an
nounced his candidacy for lieutenant
governor , subject to the democratic
primary. Mr. Garrett Is a book man
and Is well known In north Nebraska.
He was toastmaster at the recent ban
quet of the North Nebraska School
Folks club In Norfolk. Mr. Garrett's
reported announcement was made at
Lincoln on the occasion of the Bryan
TELL OF THAW'S ' TRAITS
Witnesses Declare Defendant Irra
tional and Mentally Unsound.
New York , Jan. 16. Adhering strict
ly to their promise to Interpose no
other defense than that of insanity In
behalf of their client , the attorney !
representing Harry K. Thaw contln
ued the examination of witnesses ,
who swore that young Thaw at varl
ous times in his lifo appeared to them
as irrational and mentally unsound
Practically all of the testimony was
entirely new to the case and had to
do with acts down to the day of ne
tragedy itself. Then came the decla
ration of the ten men who sat on the
coroner's Jury during the inquiry Into
Stanford White's death , all of whom
declared that the defendant the day
following the shooting acted lrratlon <
ally. His manner and appearance were
such as to cause the Inquest Jury to
dlscusa his state of mind after their )
formal verdict had been rendered.
Big Gain Shown In Rail Traffic.
Lincoln , Jan. 16. The state railway
commission has received reports from
the car service departments of the
Burlington and the Missouri Pacific ,
ihowtng that there has just been a big
picking up In grain and live stock
shipments. The traffic has gained 15
per cent In volume In the last two
THE CONDITIONOF THE WEATHER
Temperature for Twenty-four Hours.
Forecast for Nebraska.
Conditions i of the weather as recorded
od for the twenty-four hours ending
nt 8 a. m. today.
Chlciigq , Jan. 1C. The bulletin Is
sued by the Chicago station of tbo
United , States weather bureau gives
the forecast for Nebraska as follows :
Fair tonight and Friday Rising tem
ONE-FIFTEENTH OF POPULATION
WIPED OUT BY HOLOCAUST.
BODIES DIFFICULT TO IDENTIFY
In Many Instances They Are Burned
to Crisp In Upper Portion Public
School Used as Morgue Relatlveo
In Sad Search for Loved Ones ,
Boyortown , Pa. , Jan. 16. Bearing
up bravely under tha awful blow
which It received in the dostructlon
of the Rhoailea Opera House by flro
on Monday , this thriving llttlo borough
has como to a full realization of the
fact that ono-flfteonth of Itti popula
tion was wiped out of existence by
the holocaust. The figures complied
by Coroner Straasor show that there
are 170 dead as a result of the flro.
The list of dead Includes ono fireman ,
who lost his life fighting the flro , and
ono man , Jacob Johnson , who died
from Injuries received in tha blazing
playhouse. Three moro charred bodies
were recovered from the ruins of the
building and of the 168 bodies , or re
mains , that llo In the Improvised
morgues , 115 have been officially or
paitlally Identified' by sorrowing rela
tives or friends. The private morgues
Irt the town were not of sufficient slzo
Irfi < receive the bodies of those taken
from the fire ruins and the public
school was also used ns a charnel
house. Hero , where a number of the
vlotlms went daily to their studies ,
the bodies were laid out In rows ,
Jewelry and fragments of clothing
picked up In the blackened ruins was
tagged , as were the charred and black
ened bodies , or such portion of them
as remained , and all In search of miss
ing loved ones wore permitted' to pass
through the gruesome rows to make
Identification. Some of the bodies
could not bo recognized by the feat
ures rilono , as In moot cases
portion of the corpses was seared or
burned to a crisp.
The scenes at the morgue were
heartrending. Children of tender
years were In some cases called upon
to assist In making the identification
of parents who went to an untimely
death in the fire and panic , and again
feeble men and women were racked
with anguish as they came upon some
distorted body In which they recog
nized' ' the form of a lost son or daugh-
Few Bodies Have Heads.
their representatives In the town and
there was plenty for them to do , as
all were called upon to assist In preparing -
paring the remains for Inspection and
identification. Coroner Strasser says
that not more than twenty-five of the
entire number of bodies removed from
the flro have heads. There are sev-
eral trunks that will probably never
be Identified , as there were several
strangers in the audience that wit
nessed the play.
Building Inspector Hockman of
Reading , who made an Inspection of
the opera house which was destroyed ,
old. "In my opinion the people in
the hall were overcome by the fumes
from the tank used In connection with
the tableau lights and' simply could
not help themselves.
A man told mo
that he reached In
the doorway to as-
fat a woman from the building and
that ho was nearly overcome by gas.
He was not In the hall when the fire
A committee has been appointed to
mak a canvass of the borough and
arrange for the proper burial of the
dead. A call has also been Issued for
volunteers to help dig the graves nec
essary to bury the victims.
ROOSEVELT WILL BE TOPIC
Live Stock Association Expects to :
Discuss President at Coming Meet.
Denver , Jan. 16. One of the import
ant questions for consideration at the
annual convention of the American
National Live Stock association , which
will meet here next Tuesday , is Presli
dent Roosevelt's policy regarding the
public lands , the forest roscrvea and
President Murdo MacKcnzie , In an
Interview , said : "Our convention at
this time carries with It more than
passing importance. Stockmen are
facing serious losses , where but roa
short time ago fair profits were prom
ised , and they are now being forced
to accept greatly reduced prices for
their live stock , possibly to offiat t
losses and money shortages of the
'frenzied financiers' of some large
overcapitalized corporations , that SOU
short tlmo money , have undertaken to
capture and control every market , ave
nue of tranapoitatlon and trade. "
Kentucky Ballot Without Resuft.
Frankfort , Ky. , Jan. 1C. The ballot
In joint session for United States sena
tor was without result. Bcckham re
celved 66 , Bradley 64 , scattering B.
There were two absentees.
OAKLAND , CAL. , BROKER SUC
CUMBS ON SPOT.
FIREMAN'S LEQ IS AMPUTATED
The Pacific Express Building , One of
the Oldest In Oakland , Cal. , Was De
stroyed by Fire The Loss Amounted -
ed to $80,000.
Oakland , Cal. , Jan. 1C. Flro tlo-
troycd the I'nclllo Express building
t the corner of Twelfth and Custrno
treots , today.
W. 11. Cohllan , aged sixty-one , a
ulnlng broker , dropped dead from ex-
Itcmcnt duo to the fire and Flrimmn
Arthur Covens was so seriously In
ured that one leg had to bo amputated
The building was ono of the oldest
n the city. The loss was $80,000.
PRINCE EDWARD DEAD.
President of the Prussian House of
Lords Has Succumbed.
Berlin , Jan. 1C. The death was to-
lay announced of Prince Edward F. L.
tulnnhnuscu und ICnyplmaBon , presl-
lent of the Prussian house of lords.
Ho was born In 1827.
JAPAN SETTLESWITH CANADA
Latter Accepts Verbal Promise of Re
ttrlctlon of Immigration.
Toklo , Jan. 16. The Canadian Immi
gration question has buou settled.
The Japanese government has re
ceived nolle * that the report of Ho-
dolpho Lemlex , Canadian minister ot
labor , Is entirely satisfactory to the
Canadian government and that U
would' accept In good faith the verbal
promise of the restriction of the emi
gration of laborers , relying upon the
Japanese government to enforce the
regulations , which are outlined lu Its
Nothing now remains except the ex
change of memoranda between the
A mistaken Idea prevails abroad in
relation to the Japanese cabinet crisis ,
according to dispatches from Washing
ton and London , to the effect that an
opposition victory might entail a
change In Japan's foreign policies
Specials from Washington say that It
la believed that the Immigration con *
troversy had something to do with
changes in the cabinet. Thesu sur
mises are entirely In error. The cab-
Inent crisis is purely the result of In-
lffr dlfferf n < 3s over the budget. In
the eVent Of the res'caaU of tha
entire cabinet , Its reformation would
certainly result In thd retention of a
number of the present ministers , In
cluding possibly Foreign Minister
HASTENS STANDARD OIL DECISION
Government Will Not Contest Appeal
Petition from $29,240,000 , Fine.
. Chicago , Jan. 16. No contrary mo
tions will be filed by the government
against the petition for a certification
of certain questions to the supreme
court of the United States which ai-
torneys for the Standard Oil company
recently sent Into the United' States
circuit court of appeals here. This
announcement . was made to the latter
tribunal by Edwin W. Sims , United
States district attorney , who has Just
returned lioni a conference with At
torney General Bonaparte In Washing
ton. t The conclusion not to contest
means that a final decision In the ap
f peal from the $29,2-10,000 fine probably
Will be hastened. Attorneys for the
oil company ask that their contention
that the Hiking law was repealed by
the passage of the Hepburn act b
certified to the supreme court at onco.
so that It may bo adjudicated In con
nection with a case involving tha
same point. In which the Great North
ern Railroad company is Interested.
If the contention la upheld the de
cision would operate to invalidate not
only the Indictments upon which the
big fine was based , but also a large
number of other Indictments charging
receiving or giving rebates.
Shumway Juror Ends His Life.
Beatrice , Neb. , Jan. 16. John S.
Peters , one of the Jurymen who found
R. Meade Shumway guilty of murder.
affixing the death penalty , committed
suicide by blowing the top of hfs-
head off with a shotgun Peters had
brooded over the verdict rendered
against Shumway two months ago.
Redmond Re-Elected President.
Dublin , Jan. 16. At the meeting ot
the United Irish league John E. Red
mend i was reflected' ' president. A
report i was submitted showing that
more than twelve hundred evicted ten
ants i had been reinstated during the
nast i three yearn
DIVORCE VOIDiJAS TWO WIVES
Court Reverses Decision After Man
Had Wedded Another.
Dubuque , Jan. 16. Ono ot the
strangest matrimonial tangles re
corded In Dubuque Is presented In tha
case of John Rumplng , formerly oC
Helena , Mont. , but now a resident et
Dubuque. Humping met Miss Frieda
Mollter a few months ago and secured
a divorce from his wife and married
the Dubuque woman.
It now appears that Rumplng and
hla first wlfo agreed to a settlement
and a divorce , and that th * divorce
was granted. Then Rumplng foiled to
keep the agreement reiardlng tlio
transfer of the property and the
was reopened , The supreme court
verted the divorce decision. \
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