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PLEAS OF CUILTY
ACTION CF SOME LEADING PACK
ERS OF CHICAGO.
FOUR OFFICIALS GIVEN FINES
They Conspired to Take Railroad Re
Bates Obtained Drawbacks by Pre
. senttng False and Fraudulent Claims
CHICAGO Four officials of the
Schwarzchild & Sulzberger Packing
company of Chicago were fined an ag
gregate of 125,000 by Judge Humphrey
in the United States district court
here Thursday. The fines followed a
plea of guilty to indictments charging
conspiracy to accept railroad rebates.
The defendants were Samuel Weil of
New York, vice president of the com
pany; B. S. Cusey, traffic manager;
Vance D. Skipworth and Chess E.
Todd, assistant traffic managers.
Mr. Weil was fined $10,000. the other
three $5,000 each, all fines were im
With the entering of the plea the
declaration was made that unless at
least one of the cases is immediately
settled the life of Samuel Weil, who
is vice president of the company and
is one of the defendants, is in jeop
ardy. He is said to be a nervous
wreck and fears were entertained for
his life if he had been allowed to con
tinue under the strain of. trial.
plea was entered, it is declared, after
a complete understanding had been
reached between counsel for the de
fendants and Attorney General Will
iam H. Moody. While in Chicago the
attorney general was apprised of the
condition of Vice President Weil, and
it is said agreed to the entry of a
plea of guilty, with the understanding
that the jail provision of the law
under which the indictment was re
turnedt should be waived and merely
a fine imposed. The same concession
was made in the case of the other
The four defendants were charged
with unlawfully combining and agree
ing to solicit rebates for the Schwarz
child & Sulzberger company from the
Michigan Central Railroad company.
the Chicago. Rock Island & Pacific, the
Grand Trunk Western Railroad, the
Ijehigh Valley Railroad company, the
Boston & Maine Railroad company and
the Mobile & Ohio Railroad company.
Charges were made that the defend
ants conspired with each other in pre
senting supposed claims for damages
which were really claims for rebates.
The plea made does not in any way
affect the charge of interference with
government witnesses made in a pre
vious indictment returned against
Cusey andd other Schwarzchild &
Sulzbsrger men. They were accompa
nied by Attorney Weissenbach and
Attorneys I M Boyeson and J. J. Her
rick. FIRST LIEUTENANT BURBANK
TO EE COURT-MARTIALED
LEAVENWORTH. Kan. Informa
tion has been received at Fort Leav
enworth that First Lieutenant Sidney
S. Burbank. Sixth infantry, who left
here for the Philippines in February,
is to be court-martialed for conduct
unbecoming a gentleman and an offi
cer. Lieutenant Burbank is the offi
cer who brought suit in the district
court here to annul an alleged mar
riage with Mrs. Conception Vasquez.
a Filipino woman. The suit is still
pending and after many delays, cov
ering a period of nearly two years, is
set for trial in October.
Will Not Delay the Treaty.
ST. PETERSBURG The Associa
ted Press was assured that the em
peror's cruise will not involve delay
in the signing of the peace treaty, an
official copy of which, with all docu
ments pertaining to the conference,
is on the way here with the members
of the peace commission.
Coal Dealers in Combine.
BUFFALO. N. Y. The National
Council of Retail Coal Dealers' asso
.ciationss and the International Anthra
cite Merchants' associations have
been amalgamated under the name of
the International Council of Coal Mer
chants. OPERATORS WILL NOT
CRANT DEMAND OF MINERS
SCRANTON. Pa One of the larg
est coal operators in this region, who
has just come from Philadelphia,
where he had a conference with Pres
ident Baer of the Reading, declared
unhesitatingly, and for publication,
that the operators would not. under
any consideration, grant the demand
of the mine workers for an eight-hour
day and that they proposed to agree
only that the present agreement shall
be continued. Announcement to this
effect would be made, he said, after
the miners held their convention in
Shamokin December 14.
Believes in Poison Story.
SCHENECTADY. N. Y. Welton
Stanford, a nephew of the late Mrs.
Jane Stanford, who died at Honolulu
last summer, has not been satisfied
with the reports concerning her
death and is a firm believer in the
murder by poison theory. Some time
ago he offered a reward of $1,000 for
information leading to the arrest and
conviction of the poisoner, but that
did not accomplish his object. Mon
day he announced that he would raise
the amount to $2,000. He has had
detectives at work on the case.
Big Fire at Nome, Alaska.
SEATTLE. Wash. Sixty buildings
were destroyed by fire at Nome. Alas
ka, on the night of September 13.
causing a loss estimated at close to
$200,000. The city hall, a small build
ing, was destroyed, but the records
were saved, and it is reported that the
big stores of M. E. Atkinson and J. P.
Parker were destroyed. It was at
first reported that the fire destroyed
the larger wholesale and retail stores,
but this proved incorrect. No loss of
life is reported.
JUDGE HA8TING3 LEADS.
He Is Nominated for Supreme Judge
by the Democrats.
LINCOLN In the state democratia
convention here Wednesday the fol
lowing nominations were made:
For justice of the supreme court, W.
G. Hastings of Saline county.
For regents of the State university,
Louis Lightner of Platte county and D.
C. Cole of Polk county.
The platform: On state issues
Stringent and sweeping anti-pass reso
lution, with criminal clause attach
ment. For the valuation of railroad
property on stocks and bonds basis.
For a reduction in freight rates and
demanding that the attorney general
proceed at once for the enforcement
of the schedules of the maximum rate
law. Demands criminal prosecution
of elevator, lumber and coal trusts.
For a direct primary law. For the
initiative and referendum. For the
election of United States senators by
a direct vote of the people. On na
tional issues For the impartial en
forcement of anti-trust laws, including
the criminal clause of the Sherman
act. Demands that officials of rail
roads and corporations violating the
law be held personally responsible.
Against rebates and freight discrimi
nations. For the conferring of the
rate-making power on the interstate
Lincoln The populists in state con
vention here endorsed Judge Hastings,
democratic nominee for Supreme.
Judge. D. C. Cole of Polk county,
anu Louis Lightner. of Platte county,
were nominated for regents.
HOW UNCLE SAM
WILL SAVE SOME MONEY
WASHINGTON The work of civil
ian physicians in examing recruits of
the army has proved so unsatisfactory
that taeir services will be entirely dis
pensed with in that capacity after Sep
tember 30 next. This decision is con
tained in general orders issued at the
war department today. The fees to
civilian physicians for this work has
averaged $60,000 annually. Com
plaints from army officers of the bad
physical condition of recruits have
been increasing and the government
has been put to great expense in
equipment and transportation for men
entering the service who have to be
condemned and discharged before they
have rendered any service because of
glaring physical defects.
STOCK RATE IS TOO LOW.
Such is Claim by Iowa Central Rail
road at Hearing.
CHICAGO Passenger service on the
Iowa Central railroad, as far as ope
rating expensts are concerned, costs
the railroad company less than to
handle cattle and other live stock ship
ments, according to J. M. Tittemor,
freight traffic manager of the Minne
apolis & St. Paul and the Iowa Cen
tral Railway companies. Mr. Tittemor
gave the information before Federal
Judge S. H. Bethea, who is hearing
the cases of the interstate commerce
commission against eighteen railroad
companies on questions of alleged dis
crimination of freight rates.
"The rates on live stock from Mis
souri river poinds to Chicago are more
than just to the shipper and less than
just to the carrier" declared the wit
ness. "Most of this traffic is what
we call pick-up and our company must
provide at various stations at a great
expense for the reception of the cat
tle. It costs ns more to receive and
care for the live stock than for the
same serv'ce for passengers, if you
will. We provide scales and scale
houses, windmills to pump water, pave
the yards with vitrified brick, and build
buildings which withstand the cold and
NEED NOT BE PAID
PHILADELPHIA. Pa. Director ot
Public Safety Potter issued an order
to all policemen and firemen prohibit
ing them from paying and contribu
tion for political purposes. Disobe
dience of the order will be cause for
Despite the earnest request of Myor
Weaver that action be deferred for the
present, both branches of the city
council today passed ordinances au
thorizing a loan of $6,000,000. of
which $4,000,000 is to be expended in
abolishing grade crossings and the
remainder for street paving. Under the
law such a city ordinance providing
for the borrowing of money is not ef
fective until approved by the vote of
Buffalo Bill's Hors-ss Shot.
CHICAGO A special to the Record
Herald from Cody. Wyo.. says: Word
has been received to the effect that
colonel W. F. Cody's (Buffalo Bill)
Wild West show has been quarantined
in France and that all of the show
horses, many of them worth over
$1,000 each, have been shot under of
ficial orders on account of glanders.
Joseph Langdon is Dead.
KANSAS CITY. Mo. Joseph Lang
don. the last survivor of the company
of cavalry which captured Jefferson
Davis, is dead at his home in Taco;
ma. Wash. He lived for many years
at St. Joseph, Mo.
Order for Rapid Fire Guns.
SHARON, Pa The United States
government has just awarded a con
tract to the Driggs-Seabury ordinance
corporation for 176 rapid fire guns of
, Freight Men Sign Old Scale.
CHICAGO Chicago union freight
handlers voted to accept the old wage
scale and conditions which have pre
vailed for two years and agreements
to that effect were made with nineteen
railroads against which strikes have
been threatened for the past ten days.
Perished in the Alps.
ROME A prominent painter, Fran
cesco Vitalini, who had been spending
his vacation in the Alps, has disap
peared and it is feared that he has
been killed by an accident
PRESIDENT PUTTING IN TIME ON
HE HAS MADE MUCH PROCRESS
Three Topics of Great Importance to
the American People Will Be Last
Days at Sagamore Hill Will Be Oc
cupied With Business.
OYSTER BAY President Roosevelt
will complete is summer sojourn at
Sagamore Hill and return to Washing
ton next Saturday. The president and
Mrs. Roosevelt and their family, Sec
retary and Mrs. Loeb and members of
the executive force will leave here Sat
urday on a special Long Island rail
train. They will go by boat from
Long Island City to Jersey and thnce
by the Pennsylvania railroad to Wash
ington, reaching the capitol shortly
after 6 o'clock.
The president is devoting consider
able time each day now to work on
his annual message to congress. For
some time he has been assembling
data for the message, but since the
adjournment of the peace conference
he has been writing the data into defi
nite form. The message will not be
completed until some time early in
November, because each member of
the cabinet will have to supply ma
terial for discussion with reference
to his department. The information
will be contained in the annual re
ports of the cabinet officials, which
have not been completed.
Three topics, highly important at
this time to the American people, will
be discussed by the president in his
message. They are the federal regu
lation and supervision of life insur
ance, the relations between this coun
try and Venezuela and America's in
terest in the fiscal affairs of the gov
ernment of San Domingo. Other im
portant subjects naturally will be con
sidered, among them the scandals dis
closed in the Departments of Agricul
ture and the Interior: the work of the
Department of Justice in the beef
cases; the regulation of freight rates;
the progress made in the construction
of the Panama canal and the conclu
sion of peace between Russia and
Much of the matter for these discus
sions President Roosevelt now has in
hfand. and the last days of his stay at
Sagamore Hill are being devoted to the
preparation of that part of his mes
sage which will deal with them. Few
visitors have been received since the
adjournment of the peace conference,
the president desiring to be as. free as
possible from interruption while work
ing on his message.
COME TO AN ACREEMENT
ON MOROCCAN QUESTION
PARIS Information obtained from
a well informed source is to the effect
that Dr. Rosen, the German minister
to Morocco, and M. Revoil. represent
ing France reached a complete agree
ment on all the disputed points of the
Moroccan question in the course of
their conference today. Both parties
are entirely satisfied with the arrange
ment. Premier Rouvier and Prince
von Radolin, the German ambassador
to France, met at the foreign office
after the negotiators had reached an
accord and conversed most cordially.
WORK OF BOMB THROWER.
Chinese Assassin Kills Four Officials
and Wounds Twenty.
PEKIN At. the Pekin railway sta
tion Sunday, as a train carrying one of
the four missions ordered abroad to
study foreign political methods was
leaving, a bomb was exploded inside
a private car, killing four minor offi
cials and wounding over twenty other
pemons. The wounded included
Prince Tsai. Tohe. who heads the
most important of the missions, and
Wu Ting Fang, former minister to the
United States, both of whom received
slight injuries. The perpetrator of the
outrage, who was in the car, was blown
The affair has created a profound
sensation and causes apprehension re
garding the safety of member? of the
court and leading officials of the gov
erment. The government officials and
I ail ways are strongly guarded.
A MILLION DOLLAR FIRE.
Large Section of Butte, Montana,
BUTE. MONT Fire, causing a loss
estimated at about $1,000,000. Sunday
cdnsummed the entire business por
tion of Butte lying between the Scho
daid block and Renshaw alley, on the
south side of West Park street, and
destroyed one-haif of public library.
Nine New Cases of Cholera.
Berlin The official bulletin issued
today announced that nine fresh cases
of cholera were reported between noon
yesterday and noon today, and that
two deaths occurred in the same pe
riod, making the totals 236 cases and
COUNT OF CASH IN TREASURY.
Total is $1,259,598,278 and Agrees with
WASHINGTON The count of cash,
notes, bonds and other securities in
the treasurv of the United States, inci
dent to the transfer of the office of
United States treasurer from William
Ellis H. Roberts to Charles H. Treat
was completed Tuesday and found to
agree exactly with the treasury books.
The total of July 1, 1905, was found to
ORDERS AN INVESTIGATION.
Methods of Western Life Company
to Be Looked Into.
CHICAGO, 111. Attorney General
William H. Stedman, who represents
the people of Illinois, has ordered an
investigation into the affairs of the
Western Life Indemnity company, and
may insist on quo warranto proceed
ings to determine whether the com
pany has been pursuing wrong busi
s Desolation follows desecration.
GOT MONEY FROM THE BANK.
Wire-Tapper Placed Under Arrest at
Gettysburg, S. D.
SIOUX FALLS. S. D. Charged with
being the principal in a famous wire
tapping scheme by which ,$3,800 was
secured from a bank at Gettysburg.
S. D., B. V. Dunham was arrested there
today. A telegraph operator, who had
acted as Dunham's accomplice, gave
the police the information that led to
Dunham, who is also known ns F.
D. Miles, is charged with representing
himself as a cattle-buyer of Miles City.
Mont He Is charged with having ap
plied to the Gettysburg bank for $3.
800, giving a Chicago bank as refer
ence and asking that the Chicago in
stitution be wired as to his financial
standing. His accomplice, it is
charged, stationed himself several
miles frbm town, tapped the wire
and intercepted the Chicago message.
Four hours later the wire-tapper sent
a reply, ostensibly from the Chicago
bank, and of such a character that the
money was paid to Dunham by the
Gettysburg bank. The arrest of Dun
ham immediately followed.
MISS ALICE ROOSEVELT
SHOWERED WITH HONORS
SEOUL Prince Yi, the emperor's
cousin, acted as host at an open air
garden party given at the old East
palace in honor of Miss Alice Roose
velt. All of the officials of note of
Korea were present. The wooded
paths and colored pavilions were dec
orated with American and Korean
flags. Prince Yi toasted President
Roosevelt and Minister Morgan toast
ed the emporer of Korea.
Later Miss Roosevelt was present
at a gathering under the auspices of
the Korean Christian Women's mis
sions and was given a Korean Bible
and prayer book. From the chapel
the assemblage proceeded to a garden
party given in honor of Miss Roose
velt and her party by American mis
sionaries in Korean districts. All de
nominations were present, being in
attendance at the annual conference
WIDOW OF THE REVOLUTION.
One Still on Pension Rolls Many
Old Age Allowances.
WASHINGTON The report of the
commissioner of pensions for the fiscal
year ending July 1 shows that during
e year there were 46.985 allowances
under the old age disability order of
March 15, 1904. It also shows that 655
pensions of $72 a month have been in
creased to $100 a month on account of
total blindness under the act of April
There are pending only 15.256 orig
inal claims of survivors of the civil
war and the commissioner gives assur
ance that they will be adjudicated as
speedily as possible.
There are still five pensioners on ac
count of the war of the revolution,
one of them being Esther S. Damon,
the widow of a revolutionary soldier,
and the other four being daughters of
such soldiers. Mrs. Damon is 91 years
CUBAN LIBERALS THANKFUL.
Express Gratitude for Protection .of
the Police at Cienfuegos.
WASHINGTON The Cuban minis
ter received the following dispatches
from his government at Havana:
The members of the executive board
of the liberal party at Cienfuegos have
addressed a communication to the
mayor,- who is a moderate, asking him
to express their gratitude to the mu
nicipal authorities and customhouse
functionaries for the way their lives
were protected during the occurence
Friday, which caused the death of the
brave chiet of police while doing his
There has been no disturbances
since the local one at Cienfuegos.
There is perfect order throughout the
republic and the government has ample
means to guard it.
The elections for the boards were
held yesterday with strict legality and
without a-" disorder. In almost all
the boards the moderates won.
SCALE DOWN LIFE POLICIES.
Knights and Ladies of Honor
Guard Against Fraud.
INDIANAPOLIS An important new
law. providing for the scaling of cer
tificates of life insurance, was today
enacted by the supreme lodge. Knights
and Ladies of Honor, in session here.
The law. which is designed to protect
the order from fraudulent representa
tions as to the state of health of per
sons taking out insurance, provides
that a policy or certificate holder who
dies within a year of the issue of the
policy shall receive only one-third of
the face amount; when one dies with
in the second year of the life of the
policy shall receive two-thirds; one
dies in the third year shall receive only
80 per cent. After the third year it is
provided the policy shall be paid in
Awaits Consul's Report.
Leishmann is awaiting the result of
Consul General Dickinson's inquiry
into the naturalization of Vartanian
and Afarian before taking further
steps. In the course of his examina
tion Vartanian admitted to Mr. Dick
inson that he had been dispatched
by the revolutionary committee to
murder Apik Undjian. a prominent Ar
menian, who was shot and killed Au
gust 26 in the Galata quarter of this
city, and added that Afarian was his
Will Not Build to Coast.
MILWAUKEE. Wis. Roswell Mill
er, chairman of the board of directors
of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
railroad, emphatically denies that the
directors will take action authorizing
the extension of their lines to the Pa
Cholera Cases Reported.
ST. PETRSBURG Two additional
cases of cholera have been officially
reported in the government of Lonizt.
Russian Poland. There have been no
new cases at Woolawek.
A CONGRESSMAN AND CHIEF OF
FOUR OTHERS LOSE THEIR LIVES
Conflict Between Politica Parties .at
Cienfugos Troops by Reque&t Hur
ried t othe Conflict More Trouble
Feared at Elections.
HAVANA, Cuba Official dispatche?
received from Ceinfuegos announced
the killing of Congressman Enrique
Villuendas, leader of the liberal party
and the most able orator in the lower
house and the chief of police of Cein
fuegos during a conflict between the
two political parties, the liberals and
moderates. The government -advices
say the police had information that
within the hotel in which Villuendas
resided a quantity of arms had been
deposited and they went to the hotel
to investigate the matter. As the po
lice ascended the stairs they were met
by a party of liberals, who fired on
them, killing Chief of Police Illance.
The police returned the fire killing Vil
luendas and wounding several others.
Intense excitement prevails at Cien-
fuegos and Havana.
The government authorities fear the
result the affair may have on the
election of members to the election
board, which will be held Sunday.
As the news spread throughout Ha
vana the liberals and moderates are
rapidly gathering in their respective
clubs and it is feared that unless the
leaders give wise counsel a clash may
A dispatch to the Associated Press
from Cienfuegos says that six persons
were killed and twenty-five wounded
during the conflict.
Dispatches to the government say
that besides Congressman Villuendas
and Chief of Police Illance. two police
men were killed and a number of po
licemen and civilians injured. Rural
guards are around the entire block in
which the Hotel Suiso, the scene of
the affair, is situated. One telegram
says that Villuendas fired the shot
which killed the chief of police, while
according to another telegram the shot
was fired by Jose Fernandes, a liberal
who has been arrested.
A search of the hotel revealed two
dynamite bombs in the room occupied
by Villuendas. The police in searching
the hotel were carrying out the order
of a judge who was informed that
explosives were hidden there. The
government has received a telegram
from Senator Frias asking it to send
reinforcements at once. The telegram
While in Cienfuegos at the present
the forces are keeping order, every
precaution is needed, as there is dan-
1 ger of assault. I recommend that the
authorities prevent the entrance into
Cienfuegos of probable trouble mak
ers who are liable to invade the city.
There are fears of dynamite bomb
AMENDMENT TO EXCLUOE
LIQUOR DEALERS TABLED
PHILADELPHIA. Pa. The sover
eign grand lodge of Odd Fellows de
cided, by a vote of 145 to 138. to make
no change in the funeral service. The
proposed amendment to exclude all
persons who are engaged in the liquor
business was tabled.
The constitution was changed so
that in case of death of any officer,
the severeign grand lodge shall have
power to fill the acancy for the rest
of the term. It was also amended so
that the grand sovereign, in his super
vision oi the order, can decide such
questions as may be put before him
by the grand lodge.
FACTORIES IN NEBRASKA.
There Are 1,819 Establishments In
Which Are Invested $80,235,810.
WASHINGTON According to a bul
letin issued Tuesday by the census
bureau there were at the beginning
of the presnet year 1.S19 manufactur
ing establishments in the state of Ne
braska, as against 1.707 in 1900. and
the capital employed'anionnted to $80.
235.810. as against $66,002,313. There
were 3,192 officials employed and re
ceived salaries amounting in the ag
gregate to $3,074,911. The wage earn
ers numbered 2 .241 and they were
paid $11,022,147 annually. The pro
ducts for the present year are valued
at $154,918,220, a gain of 19 per cent
Of the principal cities Lincoln show
ed the greatest gain, amounting to 89
per cent. The gain in Omaha was 42
and in South Omaha 3 per cent.
Slaughtering and meat packing con
tinues to be the principal industry,
with a production for last year of $69,
243.468. a decrease of almost $2,000.
000 when compared with 1900. Flour
and grist mills hold second place with
a total of $12,190,303. against $7,794,
139 for 1900.
Nebraska Man Holds the Place.
INDIANAPOLIS At Friday morn
ing's session of the National Rural
letter Carriers' association a motion
to have President Cunningham of Neb
raska, retain his office for one year
longer was carried by a large majority.
As result it is possible that about
ten states that are unfriendly to the
project will out of the association and
start a rival organization. It is related
that a committee already has been ap
pointed by Cunningham's opponents
to draw up a constitution for the pro
posed new body.
May Change Inauguration Day.
WASHINGTON District Commis
sioner McFarland, chairman of the
national committee to consider the ad
visability of changing the date of the
ceremony for the inauguration of the
president of the United States, has
issued a call for the meeting of the
committee on November 8. The com
mittee is composed of the governors
of all states and territories and fif
teen residents of the District of Co
lumbia. Among the dates suggested
for the ceremony are April 20 and the
last Thursday April.
FIND MORE GRAFT.
President Morton Uncovers Question
NEW YORK That the Eqnitable
Lifee Assurance society paid out $218,
264 to the Mercantile Trust company
In connection -with certain loans
known as the "Turner loans" and that
these payments were without author
ity so far as the records of thee soci
ety discloses, became known Tuesday
when Paul Morton, president of the
society, made public a report on the
subject submitted by him to the so
These transactions occurred In
what Mr. Morton refers to as "the Tur
ner loans" with the Mercantile Trust
The "Turner loan." Mr. Morton's re
port sets forth, was carrJ-! in 1S94
by the Western National b-. which
was controlled by the Equitable Life
Assurance society. The collateral for
the loans was objected to by a bank
examiner, and Henry B. Hyde then
agreed to transfer the loan and col
lateral to the Mercantile Trust com
pany. At that time apparently the
loans amounted to $661,491.
George V. Turner, in whose name
the loan stood, was secretary to Louis
Fitzgerald, then president of the Mer
cantilee Trust company and a close
business associate of Henry B. Hyde.
The loan was guaranteed by Marcellus
Hartley. John E. Searles. Louis Fitz
gerald. W. N. Coler. Jr.. and H. B.
Hydee. On March 21, 1S95, the same
guarantors renewed their guaranty,
the loan having grown to $1,276,478.
the increase being due to attempts
to develop the property on which the
collateral for the loan was made.
Part of this collateral was given by
John W. Young and consisted of Salt
Lake & Eastern railway stock and
other Salt Lake stocks. This col
lateral proved to be of little value.
Other collateral consisted of contracts
of the Kentucky Mineral and Timber
company and the Amity Land and Ir
rigation company of Colorado. At
tempts were made to develop the Ken
tucky property and the Colorado prop
erty, and large sums were expended
for that purpose and by July 1. 1905.
the cost of the Kentucky property
stood at $619,067. and the Colorado
property at $2,809,653. The Equitable
Life Assurance society paid the Mer
cantile Trust company $218,264 on
these loans on January 23. 1900, and
$500,000 on February 4. 1904.
"The records of the society." said
Mr. Morton, "disclose no authority
whatever for these payments, and the
cash entries in respect to them were
Mr. Morton found that $265,000 was
paid by thee Equitable Life Assurance
society to the Mercantile Trust com
pany on the $685,000 loan, the nature
of which loan has never been ex
plained. THE TROUBLE AT CIENFUEGOS.
Cuban Minister Receives Some Detail
of the Affair.
WASHINGTON Senor Quesada. the
Cuban minister, received the following
disptach from Secretary of. State
O'Farrill. giving an official version of
the trouble at Cienfuegos.
Today, while the chief of pilec was
carrying out an order of the court to
examine the premises of the Hotel la
Suisa. at Cienfuegos. where Enrique
Villuendas a member of congress, was
stopping. Villuendas fired on the
chief of police, who died shortly after
ward. Immediately in the same place
the police answered the aggression,
being attacked at the 'same time by
those who accompanied Villuendas.
The latter and another individual died
and two wounded persons were arrest
ed. Three policemen were seriously
wounded. The rural guard proceeded
to make an examination of the prem
ises and to help the police, finding
ammunition and dynamite bombs in the
hotel where Villuendas lives. The
rural guard is doing service in the
town and order is fully established.
The government has made measures
so that the elections to be held tomor
row will take place with strict legal
ity throughout the republic.
SEES NO HOPE.
Famine Districts of Spain Being De
MADRID Dispatches from the fa
mine districts of Andalusia say that
entire trains of emigrants are leaving
to embark for South America. Many
families are abandoning their homes
and farms. Some villages in Galicia
have been totally deserted through
despair of receiving the promised re
lief. The steamship companies an
nounce that fifteen steamers loaded
with emigrants will leave Anfalsian
ports in October. The press is urging
the government to adopt energetic
measures against wholesale emigra
tion to America.
Paname Desires Immigrants
PANAMA It is reiorted that Presi
dent Amador and the canal commis
sion are endeavoring to attract Span
ish immigrants from the famine
stricken districts of Galica. Many are
considered to be the best workmen in
Albers is Convicted.
WASHINGTON The state depart
ment was informed that the Nicarag
uan court in session at Ocotal has con
victed William S. AlbeM, the Ameri-
can resident agent at Jalapa. on the i
charge of resisting legal process and
insulting President Zeleya. Sentence
has not yet been imposed, however.
Former Governor Dead.
Providence. R. I. Henry Howard,
formerly governor of Rhode Island and
a leading, manufacturer, died at his
home in Harrris, aged 78 years.
Kansas Wants a Fair.
TOPEKA. Kas. A World's fair in
1911 in celebration of the admission of
Kansas to the union was planned here
by the Commercial club of Topeka. as
sisted by several prominent men from
different parts of the state. It is pro
posed to expend in the neighborhood
Odd Fellows Chose Toronto.
PHILADELPHIA The sovereign
grand lodge of Odd Fellows selected
Toronto. Canada, as the next place of
GOT BOTH SKULL AND BONES
CeJered Man Amply Prove He Had
Sense of Fear.
Not aiaay years ago Col. Prescott
of Portland. Me., had a negro servant
who, he claimed, did not know what
fear was. One evening while the
colonel was with friends a bet was
made that a number of those present
could scare the negro.
About 12 o'clock on the night ap
pointed for the attempt Col. Prescott
called his servant to his study.
and in a harsh voice ordered him to
go to tomb 12 in a nearby cemetery
and bring him a skull.
With a jolly "All right, massa." tho
servant set off.
In the mean time the other parties
to the bet had secreted themselves
in the tomb and awaited the arrival
of the negro.
As soon as the servant eatered he
groped around and picked up a skull.
"Put that down; that's mine." came
another voice out of the darkness.
Nothing daunted, the negro laid it
down and picked up another.
"Put that down; that's mine," came
another voice out of the darkness.
He laid that down, and exclaimed:
"Golly, somebody owns all these
skulls, but I'm going to have this one.
anyway,' and, picking up another
skull, he ran out of the tomb.
The men in the tomb were pretty
much frightened themselves by this
time, and started atter the negro, who.
without turning around, ran straight
for his master's house. Rushing into
the study, he laid down the skull, ex
claiming: "Massa, here's the skull;
the bones are coming after."
WOMEN'S DEEDS OF BRAVERY.
Examples of Presence of Mind
Courage Are Many.
To come down to more modern
times, the stories of the bravery dis
played by woman in our own Indian
wars are enough to thrill the coldest
Sometimes a woman left alone to
look out for her children would be
attacked by a band of Indians. She
would barricade the house and try in
every way to repulse them, and when
all else failed would shoot first hei
children and then herself.
In the Civil War and in the war
with Spain there were hundreds of
women who wanted to go to the front
as nurses; in fact, more volunteered
than could be used. They were will
ing to face any danger if they could
only minister to the sick and suffer
ing. And every-day heroism is often
greater than that of the battlefield,
where patriotism inspires bravery.
What could be more heroic than the
action of the nuns in the fire at St.
Mary's Hospital at Jamaica, L. I.?
One of the sisters discovered the
fire in the hospital stable and her
prompt action saved the hospital.
She called up police headquarters
and had the night operator sound the
alarm and send assistance; then she
rang the gong that awakened the doc
tors. If this isn't bravery it would be
rather interesting to have bravery
defined. Chicago American.
Advantage of Knowing Greek.
According to a western college boy
who is on his vacation, the college
youth of this country have put heavy
demands upon the simple tattooer. No
longer will hearts aBd serpents and
laurel wreaths do to decorate the arms
of the learned young. The western
college boys say they must have the
names of their college fraternities in
Greek letters done into the skin of
their arms. It is a fortunate thing
that some use has been found for
Greek. So long as the alleged fad en
dures, some one will have to study his
Homer in order to do tattooing in the
true classic spirit. New York Trib
une. Buying His Beef Carefully.
James Hawks, a Marnlehead provi
sion dealer, with keen sense of humor,
told the following story:
An Irishman, captain of a vessel
engaged in the gravel trade between
Marbiehead and Boston, came into
his store for supplies, and, after care
fully scrutinizing a piece of beef,
asked: "How many pounds is there
in that leg o' mate, sur?"
"About 60." said Hawks.
"Wa-al," replied the dealer, for
meat off the rump I get 25 cents a
pound, an' off the other end 5 cents."
"Well," said the captain. "I'll take
about sixty pounds off th' foive-cent
Why Bishop Brooks Caught No Fish.
Sigourney Butler; the noted Boston
lawyer and society man, who died a
few years ago. told the following story
at a dinner party:
"I met a friend the other day who
had been on a fishing trip with Bish
op Brooks. I asked him if the bishop
caught any fish, and he said, 'No; he
swears too much.'
" 'Why, I said, 'Bishop Brooks never
"'Oh, yes he does,' said my friend.
'I caught a large fish, and said. "Bish
op, that's a d d good fish." and he
said. 'Yes, it is," in response."'
Changed Her Mind.
"So you wish to break our engage
ment?" he asked, bitterly.
"I do; I feel that you do not appre
ciate me as you should," she respond-
"Then I shall sue you for breach of
promise, for a hundred thousand doll
With a cry of delight the fair young
thing threw herself into his arms.
"Forgive me, George," she murmur
ed. "I was mistaken. If you think
my affection is worth that much to
you, I am yours."
Young Men Build Tunnel.
For the building of the tunnel for
the Jungfrau railway in Switzerland,
only young men from twenty to thirty
years old were engaged. No injurious
effects on them were observed, even
after an altitude of about 10,000 feet
above sea level had been reached".
Gold Mining in Victoria.
The annual report of the secretary
of mines for Victoria shows that tho '
amount of gold mined in that colony
since its discovery in 1851 is 67,557.-.
353 ounces, valued at $1,350,000,000.
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