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Ou THE NOUKOLK WKl rtLNKWS JOURNAL-flmilAY APWL 2 1DUO
IN CALM CASE
Three Railroad Officials and
Six Oilier Persons Arresled ,
CALHOUH'S ' OFFICE SEARGHED ,
Attorneys of Traction Company Arc
Charged With Receiving Records
Stolen From State Officers and Oth-
era Are Accused of Grand Larceny.
San Fiannsco , March M. Follow
ing the boiihntlonal developments in
thu bilbcry giail canes biouiUit about
by the arrest of three United Hall-
roads olllclals and five other persons
in connection with thu alleged theft of
Jury lists , Frank J. Murphy assistant
counsel for Abraham Huef during the
trial of thu lormer political boss , was
taken Into custody.
The others arrested arc William A.
Abbott , assistant general counsel for
the United Hullroads ; Joseph II.
liandlon , claims agent for the railroad
company ; Luther Drown , head of the
railroad detectives ; Hex N. Ilamlln ,
jirivato aecrotary to William J. Burns ;
Al McKlnley , declared to be u confi
dential employee of the railroad ; SVh-
Ham Corblu , said to be a loruior agent
lor Huef ; Jeremiah Vanwormer , a
railroad dolectlve , and 13A. . Platk , at
tached to the district attorney's of-
lice. Abbott and Murphy tire charged
with having received stolen goods and
ill the others with grand larceny.
All day Patrick Calhoun and his le
gal staff , In the Ualboa building , wore
In charge of William J. Hums' men ,
who weio armed with u search war
rant Issued by Police Judge Deusy.
The scaich of the rocms was begun
after the occupants , attorneys associ
ated In the defense of Calhoun , had refused
fused the detectives admission and
the glass door had been broken In.
The work of looking over every paper
found in the several rooms was fin
ished after two safes fllk-d with Cal-
houn's personal papers and another
used by Thorn well Mullally had been
forced open by an export called In by
"Documents found in Calhoun's of-
lice fully justify our proceedings/
Detective Hums. "Wo were looking
for copies of our records and papers
In connection with the various cases
and found what we sought. The con
fessions and the papers we found are
convincing pi oof of the bribery ot" my
men by the Calhoun Interests. "
The trial of Calhoun today entered
upon its twelfth week , with six sworn
jurors and five tempoinrily passed.
SENATE MAY LJSlT BUSINESS
Hole's Resolution Arouses Spirited
Discussion In Upper House.
Washington. March 30. Senator
Hale , chairman of the Republican
caucus. Introduced a resolution In
the senate to confine the bunlnos"
of the extra session to the consld-
crat'on ' of the tariff bill and the
bill providing for the thirteenth ceii
BUS. but ho afterwards amended It so
IXR to permit the Introduction of
bills nnd the transaction of execu
Contrary to expectation the reso
lution aroused a spirited discussion
Tint the debate d"alt with other sub
jects than the limitation of business
Apparently there was no objection
to such a limitation , but the meas
ure went over until Thursday to al
low further consideration of the
During the session Senator Elkln ?
( W Va.l took occasion to criticise
the distribution of the Republican
membership of the finance commit-
1eo , declaring that while New Eng
land ' ' 'as three members on the com
inlttee. the south had been entlreh
denied representation. His tone was
very slinll-ir to that of Senator
Scott , his collenguo , who also crit
icised the distribution In the Repub
lican senatorial caucus.
The tariff question wan again dis
cussed In the house. Moon ( Tenn. ) .
who scathingly denounced those of
Ills Democratic colleagues who n dom
ed the caucus resolution , dlsciplln
Ing the twenty-three Dopioerats
who supported the Fitzgerald amend
ment to the rules , furnished the only
ADMIRAL CONVERSE DEAD
Succumbs to UraTnlc Poisoning at
WnF.'il"crton. March 30. Rear Ad
miral f > or n A. Converse died at his
"home hrro P' urnemlc poisoning.
yviib/'M-i , -lured on the retired Hsl
PPV-- * " ' - igo. he was In active
ppri-1 ' Mm tl'iio of his denth. being
prec1 ' M o' the bnnrd of construction
of 'he nnw Ho was confined to his
tioni" n"lv n few dnvs before his
death , the Imnjedlato cause of which ,
uraemlc poisoning , sot In only a dav
ngo.It was under him as chief of the
hurenn of nnvlunt'on ' that the hnttle
nhlp fleet of sixteen vesso's which
recently circled the globe was as
Bomblcd. Previous to dhls he was
head of the bnmmi of or > * nnnr
rnsoners Start Katai nre.
Oenevn , Neb. . March 30 Two pris
oners confined In the county jail here
started a fire some time daring the
night , supposed by accident , and one
was found dead from suffocation and
the other In a sarloua condition. The
Identity of th men has not been
learned. They were arrested for
STREET OAR ROBBERS CAPTURED
Three Men Confesi to Holdups In
Omaha and Lincoln ,
1 Lincoln , March 29. Lincoln police
ollleum were advised by olllclals at
Ucllevlllu , Kan. , of thu capture at that
place of thu thre-u mun who Tliurmiuj
night held up a Lincoln street ear
crow and robbed thu conductor. Thu
watch taken Iroin the conductor .
found In their possession. Thu men
admitted their Identity and said thu >
were the HIUIIO persons who hold up a
cat at Omaha the night boloru Hu-
Mangled by Stalk Cutter ,
rioward , Nub. , March 29. Will Bud
boom , living near Pleasant Hale , met
with a terrible accident whllo riding
on n sliiil. uittor Thu team ran
away , throwing him In front of thu
machine and dragging him some ills
tance. Ills left lug was broken be
low the thigh , his right leg above tlir
ankle and the right foot nearly sev
en d Iroin thb leg. Ho Is very 111 from
thu hurts and Iocs of blood.
New Buildings for Peru Normal.
Peru , Nob. , March 29. New buildIngs -
Ings , r. Kiegatlng In value $125,000 ,
are proposed for the coming spring
and contracts have been let for most
of the work , I erti normal school will
have a new administration building , at
a cost of $40..00 ( , which Is the largest
now structure In sight. Several resi
dences , costing close to the $5DUO
mark , will be built by prominent elti-
Suinuel C. Stlckncy to Resign.
St. Paul , March 29. Samuel C.
StlcUm-y announced that ho will re
sign as geneinl manager of the Chicago
cage Gieat Western railroad on April
I. Ho has been with the road over
blnce It was built. Ills successor has
not bean announced.
BOYLE WAIVES HEARING
Alleged Abductor of Willie Whltla
Falls to Furnish 525,000 Ball.
Sharon , Pa. , March HO. It required
but n few minutes for the preliminary
hearing of James II. Uoy'o ' , charged
with the abduction of Willie Whltla
Boyle said he did not want a hearing
Bail was fixed at $25,000. which , 1' '
s said , Boyle has no chance of securing
curing and the prisoner will be re
turned to the jail at Mercer on the
It Is stated Mrs , Boyle will not be
lirought here for a hearing at all.
The statement that she was He'en
MoDcrmott Is doubted here. She
tins been positively Identified by
Aharon neonle as Bovle's wlfR.
Lincoln , March 30. The house
passed what Is known as the Bryan
School of Citizenship bill , originat
ing In the senate , and it now goes
" > o the governor for approval. The
bill was drafted by W. J. Bryan and
It empowers the regents of the state
university to establish a chair for
Instruction on tne duties of citizen-
Bliip and good government. The bill
passed by a vote of 51 to 41 after
four calls of the 'house ' had been
The citizenship school bill was not
passed without some difficulty , ami
then only with just enough votes to
make It a law. On the first roll ca.l
the vote of Representative 'Hadsell '
was recorded in favor of the meas
ure , although he was not present.
After announcement had been made
that the measure had carried , the at
tention of the speaker was called to
the ab&ence of Hadsell , whereupon ho
required another roll call Mr. Had-
sell was again absent , but Evans ot
Hamilton changed his vote from note
to yes , carrying the bill with 51
votes , just enough to pass It. During
the vote on the bill's passage n call
of the house was twice resorted to to
bring a quorum Into the chamber.
Donohue BUI Causing Trouble.
The Donohue bill , putting public
service corporations under the con
trol of the railway commission Is
causing trouble a-plenty. It has noon
attacked by many of the Democratic
papers as a corporation measure.
It already has passed the senate and
that body undertook to recall It from
the house to reconsider Its provisions.
The motion to recall the bll' ' . how
ever , was defeated , and It will be lef !
to the house to decjdo on final action.
The bill Is still In' committee In the
house , and It Is not unlikely that the
sifting committee will permit It to
lie dormant until after adjournment.
The senate passed a bill providing
for public treatment of consumptives
at state expense when they are una
ble to provide treatment themselves.
The bill now goes to the governor.
In the commitee of the whole the
house recommended for passage sen
ate file No. 10. by King of Polk The
bill provides for an occupation tax
on corporations amounting to one-
twentieth of the paid up capital
stock to be paid the state annually
It has been figured that tne license
or occupation tax levted would pro
duce an annual revenue to the state
of $100,000 to $200,000.
TRAINMAN KILLED AT BINGHAM
Conductor Crulckshank Caught Be
tween Two Cars and Crushed ,
Alliance. Nob. , March 30. W. C
Crulckshank , a well known Burling
ton conductor , residing In this city
was caught between two cars at Blng-
ham , Neb. , nnd Instantly killed. He
leaves a wife and one child , who nre
well provided for. The body was
taken to Lincoln , hla former homo , for
burial and was accompanied by a
delegation of the Order of Railway
Conductors , of which % e WM a prom'
REGULATION OF '
Fight Over Bill Placing Them Un
der Railway Commission
ADDING TO APPROPRIATES ,
Semite In Committee of the Whole
Raises the Amount Many of tuc
State Institutions Are Clamoiltij
for More Money ,
Lincoln , March 29. Probably the
uariie-st scramble which will occur In
the legislature this week will bu over
the senate bill placing public service
corpuiations In thu hiuulu of the tail-
way commission. Those opposed to
the immrfino have inadu the open
declaration that It is fathered by thu
very corporations It affects , who wish
to get away from local control , and
also to prevent new concerns of a
similar character securing a foothold
In the cities where they arc located.
Scveial mayors of the larger cities
have taken the matter up and declare
they will tight thu measure to thu last
Just what action will bo had on the
bill Is In doubt. The present week is
expected to see the end of the legis
lative session and those most strong
ly opposing thu bill express the feat
that an attempt will be made to rush
It through dm Ing the closing sessions
of thu tsvo houses. Extraordinary
pressure is being biought on Governor
Shalleiiberger to veto the bill In the
event of It coming to his desk , but the
chief executive has not indicated what
he will do In the matter.
Adding to Appropriations.
Ninety-seven thousand dollars in ap
propriations was added to thu general
maintenance bill by the senate com
mittee of the whole above the figures
of the senate finance committee , which
curried an increase of $321,000 over
the bill as it came from the bouse.
The house bill carried an appropria
tion of $1,905,128. The senate com
mittee recommended changes , making
the figures $2,280,418 , and the senate
committee of the whole added enough
to make the total $2,383,418.
Appropriations will again ba under
consideiation much of the week and
the senate finance committee Is put
ting in some hard licks In an attempt
to finish that work by Wednesday
Many state Institutions are clamoring
for more money and the committee
has a big job before It trying to sat
isfy everybody and still make re
colpts and expenditures balnnos.
LONE ROBBER HOLDS UP TRA ! '
Masked Bandit Forces Conductor to
Collect Plunder From Passengers.
Falrflold , Neb. , March 29. A masked
train robber held up train No. 9 , the
Llneoln-Falrfield local , on the Burling
ton about 9 o'clock last night , forced
the conductor to carry a sack throug.i
the passengt-r coach and collect trib
ute from the passengers nineteen
women and two men which he pock
eted and dropped off the rear end of
When the engineer was nearing the
creek , a mile east of here , he saw
just ahead a red signal and he stopped
the train as quickly as possible. The
train had not come to a standstill be
fore a man wearing a white mask
over the lower part of his face swung
aboard between the smoker and the
passenger coach next behind. Con
ductor Berry stej/j/ea out on the plat
form to see what the stop was made
for and he looked Into the business
end of a large revolver.
The man behind the gun gave the
conductor a sack and ordered him to
go ahead of him and collect from the
passengers all of their valuables. Con
ductor Berry did as he was bidden
ana collected from the passengers $200
In cash and seventeen watches The
bandit took the plunder from Mr. Ber
ry , dropped off the rear end of the
car and disappeared in the darkness.
TRIES TO SAYEJHJQ AND DROWNS
Boy Follows Pet Into River and
Playmates Are Too Small to Help.
Independence , Kan. , Maroh 30.
Paul , the elght-vear-old son of Mr.
and Mrs J D. Stoneburner , was
drowned In the Verdigris river
With other boys he had gone to the
river to play. His dog fell In and
the lad. In endeavoring to rescue his
pet followed him Into the stream
His companions were too small to
Run Down by Train.
Council Bluffs , la. , March 30. Wil
liam J McCune , agent for a large
eastern Insurance company and for
many years a well known resident of
this city , was killed In the Northwestern
orn yards by being struck by a train
It Is believed McCuno had gone to
the yards to look up a man for whom
he expected to write a policy Ho was
never seen alive again , but his
crushed body was found near the
south end of the yards.
Joe Cans Has Consumption.
Denver. March 30. Joe Gans. the
former worVl's champion light
weight pugilist , has developed tuber
culosis of the lungs nnrt may never
again be seen In the ring.
Hog Squeals Reproduced.
It 1ms often been snltl that the packIng -
Ing bouses found use for every part of
the hog except the squeal Recently
the squeal was put to commercial use
In making phonograph records to ac
company moving picture displays of
packing house methods. _
MARSHALL. b\YS \ CN FINES
Union Pacific , Railroad and Coal Com
pany Get $3,000 Each.
Salt Lake , March GO. In the United -
ed States district court Judge Mnr-
thnll fined the Union I'nclllc Ralhoatl
company , the Oregon Short Line , the
I'nlon Pacific Coal company and J
M. Moore , manager of the Union 1'n
rl'le ' Coal company , $3,000 each.
Everett Buckingham , division t if
fc malinger of the Oregon Shop
Line. wis : fined $1,000.
The lines are the result of n sun
Igilimt the coal company and two
i alii nail companies by the D. .1.
Ehnrp Coal company of this city , wlu
filk'go that the dt-fi ndantu had con-
eplrod and had refused to haul coal
pr < vlously purchiiHOd by the Sharp
company Tin-no chat-Ken were sus
tained at the tilal by n Jury wntcti
found the- defendants guilty of con
spiracy In restra'nt of trade and in
violation of the anti-trust law.
An appeal to the supreme court ot
the United States will be taken.
The Utah Fuel company pteadod
pullty In the United States court to
the fraudulent acquisition or H.OUH
acres of coal land and paid n fine
of $8,000 , a ! o $192,000 for the coal
extracted and relinquished the land.
The land was acquired through
dummy ontrymen as agricultural
$1,000,000 , , FIRE
Blazing Barges Threaten Olliei
Graft in Harbor.
Havana , Mnich " 0. The two piers
of the Havana Central railroad in fir
upper part of the .harbor . were tola1
ly destroyed by fire. It is report' '
that the fire was of incendiary orl
Kin. The total dama'to done Is estl
mated at $1,000,000 , which Is covered
A number of lighters loaded with
surnr wore Ivlng at the plor when the
fire broke out. They WCTP cut loose
niul n-rro Mown to sea by Mio strong
southerly gnle. threatening destruc
tion to the ether craft anchored In
the harbor. Some of the vessels
hoisted tholr. anr-hors and shlftoO
their position to escape the porll
Severn ! blazing barges drifted to the
moutn of the harbor , being stranded
off Mnro castle
The Un.nilMirg-Amorlcnn steamer Al
tenburg wHrii Wno Ivlncr at the HOC-
end pier , dl oharclng her cargo of
rice was unable to get away. Tug *
could not render lier assistance on
account of the dense smoke and the
crew of Uio steamer wis compelled
to nlinndnn her nnd tnlio refuge on
the adjacent plor It was thought at
first that the steamer had been to
totally destroyed , but the fire was con
trol'ed after It bad damaged the vea
sel to the extent of $80,000.
Ro'i'i piers , whleh contained a vast
amount of miscollinoous freight
were consumed , praetlcallv nothing
In the warehouses being saved There
wns no los * of life , but several fire
men \ve'v > qilT'itlv Injured.
House Refuses to Express Lack of
Confidence In Government.
London , March 30. By a strict par
ty vote of ! ! 53 to 135 the house of
commons refused to express lack of
confidence In the government's naval
policy. The motion on which the
notable debate hinged was proposed
by Arthur Hamilton Lee , Conserva
tive member of the house from Hants.
It sets forth "that In the opinion of
this house the dec'ared ' policy of his
majesty's government respecting the
Immediate provision for battleship *
of the newest typo does not suffi
ciently secure the safety of the em
The result of the vote on the ques
tion was expected , but the debate pre
ceding It was one of the most mo
mentous the house has listened to for
years. The assembly of diplomats
and peers testified to Us International
as well as domestic Importance. A. J.
Balfour and Mr. Lee accused the cab
inet of Incompetency and demanded
that eight Dreadnoughts be laid down
Immediately. Premier Aaquith and
Sir Edward Grey , secretary for for
eign affairs , reproached their oppo
nents for making a party question of
the most vital matter of the country's
Secretary Grey's speech was by fai
the most notable contribution to the
debate , because of Its remarkable can
dor. He dwelt upon the diplomatic
aspects of the British-German rival
ry and the hopelessness of expect
ing any cessation of the race for ar
maments and ho predicted eventual
European bankruptcy. If It continued
Three Killed In Manitoba Wreck.
Winnipeg , Man. , March29. . Thret
men were killed in n train wreck west
of Bran-Ion , Man The limited train
of the Canadian Pacific westbound ,
when four miles out of Brandon , took
the wrong track at a point near Kern-
nay , on which was a freight , eastbound -
bound The engineer , flieman and
brakcman of the passenger train were
F. Marlon Crawford Improving.
Sorrento , Italy , March 29. P. Ma
rlon Crawford , thu novelist who has
boon seriously 111 for some time past ,
IB now much Improved. Mr. Crawford
has suffered for name months , one of
the symptoms of his affection being a
fever , which had tended to weaken
Mayer Rose and Dr , Dickie Gross
Swords at Mllwaukaa.
MANY HEAR LIQUOR DISGUSSIO ! !
Mcyor Urges Sane Regulation as True
Solution of Drink Problem College
President Says Prohibition Is Most
Efficient Method of Restraint.
Milwaukee , March 27. One of the
most reinail.nblc dubutcs ever helu
was that on tlic question "Resolved.
That Piohlbiuon us Applied to the
Manufacture and Sulo of Intoxicating
Beverages Is Hight , " with Mayor Da
vld S. Hose ot Milwaukee defending
the negative and Dr. Samuel Dickie ,
president of Albion college , as the
speaker for thu prohibitionists. Theie
was no decision. The great" Hippo
drome , with a seating capacity of ) , -
000 , was Jammed to the doors.
Dr. Dickie was the first speaker. He
said , In pait. "Tho prohibition of the
liquor tralllc Is right considered only
Iroin the economic standpoint. The
saloon Is the toe of capital , but pie
eminently the enemy of labor. The
liquor oublnoss bleeds criminals. Pro
hibliion l& right because It has been
fouiul to be the most cfllcient method
of lestralnt Concedli.g that a few
men of lali respoctabllli > are Its apol
Ofdsts , II nevertheless remains true
thai ilie lawless clashes , the thieves
thu gamblers , the thugs the blacklegs
the outcasts , the harlots , the low and
vile , and degiaded of both sexes can
be depended upon to the last man and
the last woman to stand with Mil wan
Uee's mayor in opposing prohibition
and advocating the saloon "
Nation wi le prohibition , argued May
or Hose , would mean a loss of S21&-
903,000 of revenue a year to the gov
ernment , would seriously affect the
farmer and laboier of the country because
cause the brewers and malsters nnO
distillers consume $109,000,000 worth
of grain a year It would paralyze
busings , cripple railroads and be felt
In every walk of life It would de
prlve people of personal liberty all
for no purpose , except the fanaticism
of the prohibitionists The mayor
urged sane regulation as the true so
lution of the drlnlt problem.
MILLION AND HALFToT COLLEGE
James Mlllikin Leaves Whole Estate
to Education and Charity.
Decatnr , 111. , March 27. The will of
Jnmcs Mlllikin , banker and philan
thropist , was made public. Practical
ly his entire estate , valued at $1,500 ,
000 , is left in the hands of five tius-
tees for educational and charity pur
poses In the city of Decatur.
To Decatur college of James Mllli-
kin university , to which Mr. Mlllikin
gave $475,000 In the last six years , Is
left % \ 0,000 , provided the Presby
terian church gives to the school an
equal amount within one year , the
$800,000 to be used as an endowment
fund To the widow is left the home
place , worth $73,000 , and' she is is also
given $ G,000 a year To a niece is left
Mrs MlHikin Is understood to have
assented to the terms of the will.
RATE FISHTJN MISSOURI
Railroads Will Put in Three-Cent Fare
on April 10.
St. Louis , Marcli 27. The 3-cent
local ticket rate and the 2,000-mile Interchangeable
terchangeablo book will be put in ef
fect April 10 , according to an official
statement Issued by the eighteen tail
roads in Missouri. The statement
was issued after the return of the rail
road representatives from Jefferbon
City , where conferences on the pas
senger rate question were held with
Governor Hadley , Attorney General
Major and members of the railroad
committee of the legislature. The
statement also announces that actions
to test the validity of the 2-cqnt laws
In other states will be brought at once
"Affinity" Earle Sued for Divorce.
Middletown , N. Y. , March 27. Fer
dinand Pinney Earle , artist , poet and
foremost exponent of the "affinity"
Idea , was served with papers In an
action biought by Mrs. Earle , former
ly Miss Julia Kuttner of New York ,
for annulment of their marriage Mn >
Earle alleges that Earle is of unsound
Arabs Attack Steamers.
Constantinople. March 29. Attacks
by Arabs on steamers plying the
Tigris have been so persistent that
the British line has been compelled
to suspend service. Yesterday a gov
ernment steamer was riddled with bul
lets , several of the passengers boJng
killed or wounded The steamer car
rlod n machine gun nnd had troops
aboard , but the Arab fire was so se
vere that the gun was put out of action
Case of Sleeping Sickness In Paris.
Paris. March 9. A sensation has
been caused by the report ot n case
of sleeping sickness In the heart of
Paris. The victim Is a missionary of
the Order of the Holy Ghost , who
Jroppod unconscious In the Luxom
berg garden and was convoyed to Pasteur
tour Institute. At the institute it Is said
the condition of the man is very serl
ous. He contracted the disease on the
uuuer Ubanghl n river of Africa.
Ules at Age of 100.
St. Paul , Nob. , March 27. Mnn
Blazezyk , aged 100 years , 1s dead. S'
was the oldest person In Howard coui
ty. She was born In Poland In ISO1'
and has llred with relatives la thi >
state thirty-five rearm ,
Put This Stove in
It is wonderfully
convenient to do
kitchen work on a
stove that's ready
at the instant wanted ,
and out of the way the
moment you're done.
Such a stove is the New
Perfection Wick Blue
Flame Oil Cook-Stove.
By using it you avoid the
heat of a coal lire and cook
with comfort , even in dog
Wick Blue Flame Oil Cook-Stove
is so constructed that it docs not add perceptibly to the heat of a room.
ltdiffersjrom all other oil stoves in its substantial CABINET TOP ,
with shelf for warming platesand keeping cooked food
hot , and drop shelves for holding small cooking
utensils. Has every convenience , even to bars for
towels. Threesizes. Wither without Cabinet Tup.
I f not with yuur dealer , write our nearest agency.
The mm W"b THtntl isthe-ide-.il
family use safe , con-
vcniciit , economical , and
a great light River. If not with your dealer ,
write our nearest agency.
Standard Oil Company
( lucuriiorutcU )
Ccnerenca ! Committee's ' Repor !
Adopej ; by Both Houses ,
SUPPLY BILLS YET ON HAND
Lawmakers Go to Their Homes foi
Sunday Recess Senate Finance
Committee Ready to Report Appro
prlation Bills List of Increases.
Lincoln , March 27. Governor Shal
lenberger took a hurried trip to Ivan
bas City last night to attend a banquU
of the alumni of his alma mater , bul
on leaving stated he would be back tc
hid office in time today to transact
any biibint-bs that may come to him as
a jesult 01 legislative action. The
goveinor , however , arranged wilt
Lieutenant Governor Hope-well to talm
up the lelns of government In tuc
event of the governor being delayed
The lieutenant governor , nominally , l <
the executive head of the state gov
eminent , however , until the goveinoi
arrives at his office.
An agreement has finally been reached
ed upon the date tor final adjourn
ment of the legislature , both houses
having ratified the report of the con
ference committee fixing Thursday
April 1 , as the time.
The two branches of the legislature
are on recess today , with the resuli
that matters are quiet at the hotels
Mobt of the members went to theli
homes. The senate will have its hand *
full for the remainder of the sesbicu
with the appropriation measures Tht
first bill to come up will be the salary
bill , and it will carry an increase of
nearly $ -10,000 over the measure agreed
upon by the house. The general main
tennnce bill will have an increase of
$341,1,00. These measures will bo re
ported back from the finance commit
tee this afternoon , In the event of
that body being in session Ion ; :
enough to transact business. Tlu
principal items ot Increase are those
of $100,000 lor the purchase of n new
athletic Held for the state university
and scveial increases in connection
with the asylums and other state in
The sum of $1,000 was Incorporated
In the bill for a sewer at the Grand
Island soldiers' home , although th <
house had once turned down the prop
osltlon on the ground that It was fc :
the benefit of the city and not th
home. The i all way commission wi.
have $20,000 for general expense and
$50,000 for the purpose of enforclnp
the provisions of the physical valuu
Muxlcans Lcot Freight Train.
Chll.uahua , Mex. , March 27. A
fre.glit train on the Mexican Centri'
railroad was attacked by robbers w
forced the engineer into a freight <
and locked him up while they loou .
the cai * .
Held on Insanity Charge.
St. Ixiuis , March 27. After a des
pi-rate struggle , In which a wrunrh ha' !
to be used , a ctuzy man , who said hl-
nanie was Daniel Hart and that IV
had recently come to St. Louis frorn
Omaha , was overpowered , limn se-n1
to the police station and then to tin
Beef Probe Is Ended ,
1 Chicago , March 27 The federal
grand jury which has been conducting
an Investigation here Into the beef In
dustry during the last three months
completed the taking of evidence and
adjourned until April C , when it li ex
pected to make Its final report.
Millionaire Tramp Is Dead.
Colorado Springs , Colo. , March 27.
The body of H , P. Craig , known as
the "millionaire tiitrnp , " li now at the
morgue , awaiting the arrival of his
sinter , who li void to be proanl&rat U
GUARD KIDNAPER IN JAIL
James Boyle Taken to Mercer , Pa. ,
Mercer , Pa. , March 27. Hoaxlly
mniiiK It'll to Sheriff Chess and gutinj
ed by s'-\einl di-U-ctlves , .laine-b Ilovlc
one of the kidnapers of little \V1I1I--
Whltla. was brought hero fiom I'll is
huig and lodged in the Mercer county
jail Ills \\lle , It is said , will also IJL-
biought h'jie ' from Plttbburg today
and the couple will bu formally ar
ralgned on a charge of kidnaping In
a few days. Boylu feared violence on
his arrival In Mercer and on the jour
ney from Plttsburg asked Sheriff
Chess it lie thought the ciowd would
harm him. The prlboner looked great
ly relieved when lie saw only a HI al
tering of people at fluMereer btu
lion Hoyle was hurried Into a waiting
bus and taken to the jail An anm d
guard was * placed In front of Doyle's
cell Sheriff Chess said that the Jail
would be guarded until the tilal ot
the Hoyles was over.
CUTS THROATS OFTWO CHILDREN
Mrs. John Lynch Then Sets Fire to
House and Kills Herself.
Cedar Hapids , la. , March 29. He-
coming suddenly Insane , Mrs John
Lynch cut the throats 01 her llve-jear
old son and five-weeks-old babe and.
failing to entrh her other three children
dre-n , sot fire to her homo and cut
her own tin oat The bodies of the
mother and two children were later
found In the ruins. Mrs. Lyncli's hus
band was in the city at the time. Their
farm is five miles out. The older chll-
dren say they tried to prevent their
mother from hotting the house on fire
and she beat them with a poker until
they weie forced to jump fiom a win
dow and inn for their lives.
The trnge-dy has caused a shock to
the coinm.n'iity in which tlv ? Lym hs
lived and the husband is heart bioKeu
Death Results From Kiss.
Cumberland , Aid. , Marcli 29. Mov
ing become Infected fiom a kiss be
stowed bj reiiuebt on a patiunl dying
of blood poisoning , Miss Marion r
Spier , a trained nurse , Is dead. Miss
mended Mrs Virginia Cnllan Canii-r ,
piomincnt society woman , at the bos
pltal , and displayed such a lovable
disposition toward the nick woman
that the latter asked the nurse to kiss
her as she was dying. The request
was granted and In a few days Miss
Spier was htilcken with the same mat
Josepn R. Webster Promoted.
Lincoln , March 27. Joseph R Web
ster , appointed to bo assistant attor
ney In the office of the senretnr ) of
the Intoi lor , Is a pioneur resident of
Nebraska and still claims Lincoln as
his home , although employed In the
government service at Washington fern
n number of years He was attorney
general of Nebraska In the early days
of the state and has been a leader In
the councils of the Republican party
since the close of the civil war.
Details of Loss , of Kearsarge
01 ! Coast of Nicaragua.
New Orleans , March 29. A spodal
from Bluellelda gives the details of
thu loss of the sloop Kearbiirgu be-
tweun Monkuy Point and Uroytonn ,
Nicaragua. Thu j-oports state tl < at
twenty people perished when the boat
wont down. The captain , cook , two
sailors and five passengers succeeded
In reaching shore in a small boat.
The following U a list of passengers y
reported lost : Mrs. Sofia Carter , Mrs. \
Gllda Hodgson , Mrs. A. Carter , Mrs. A , v
Cnssanovn and daughter , Mrs. Ersie
Garo and four children , Klllnilna
Blandford , Iinogonu Blandford , Alfroda
Howard and daughter , Mrs. Newball
and tbrt-e children , Mrs. Toresu Ossa-
nova. All reside in Nicaragua. Two
Columbians. nam unknown.
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