The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, September 27, 1905, Image 2
I ! 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 For Damanes. 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 mediately paid. 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. The 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 three defendants. 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 commerce commission. 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 heat alike." POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS 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 immediate dismissal. 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 the people. 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 different sizes. , 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 MESSAGE LABORS PRESIDENT PUTTING IN TIME ON THE DOCUMENT. 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 Japan. 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 to pieces. 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, Swept Away. 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 eighty deaths. COUNT OF CASH IN TREASURY. Total is $1,259,598,278 and Agrees with the Books. 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 be $1,259,598,278. 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 ness methods. 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's arrest 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 at Seoul. 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 8, 1904. 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 old. 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 duty 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 to 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 full. Awaits Consul's Report. CONSTANTINOPLE Minister 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 accomplice. 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 cific Coast. 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. OFFICIALS SLAIN A CONGRESSMAN AND CHIEF OF POLICE KILLED. 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 result tonight. 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 says: 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 throwing. 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 since 1900. 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 al?! Methods. 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 ciety's directors. These transactions occurred In what Mr. Morton refers to as "the Tur ner loans" with the Mercantile Trust company. 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 very obscure." 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 populated. 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 Panama. 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 of $2,000,000. Odd Fellows Chose Toronto. PHILADELPHIA The sovereign grand lodge of Odd Fellows selected Toronto. Canada, as the next place of meeting. 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 and 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 blood. 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 ind." 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 swears.' "'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- ed. "Then I shall sue you for breach of promise, for a hundred thousand doll ars damages!" 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. t j -I x .t J; V t c TTTfTattll uii&i- .