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OFFICIALS MEET THE HOME-COMING
PRAISED FQRJJJS GOOD WORK
In Response to an Address the Envoy
Says He Succeeded Because of
American Sympathy and That He
Was True to the Emperor.
ST. PETERSBURG M. Witte ar
rived here Thursday and was accorded
a very hearty reception by a large
crowd of officials and others. In a
brief speech replying to a welcoming
address M. Witte showed clearly that
he was deeply touched by the welcome
with which he was received.
When he left St. Petersburg in July
a small delegation of officials accom
panied him to the railroad station to
bid him farewell. There was no pub
lic demonstration whatever. Today
there were seven or eight times as
many officials despite the very early
hour of the train's arrival and an en
thusiastic crowd of 500 to 600 people
was present. Among the officials
present were Baron Nolde. general sec
retary of the congress of ministers;
General Durnova, adjutant to the min
ister of the Jnterior; M. Wyshne
gradsky, formerly finance minister and
now director of the International Com
mercial bank; M. Kobeko. privy coun
cillor and chairman of the press re
form commission, and many other
H'ominent officials who had been M.
Witte's former colleagues or subordi
nates. The crowd had collected near
where M. Witte would descend from
the train and when he appeared they
broke out into Ions and loud cheers,
to which M. Witte bowed acknow
ledgement. The spokesman then ad
vanced and read the address of wel
come, all the meanwhile standing
The address read:
"You have accomplished your diffi
cult task and the nation is grateful
to ou. You have given the credit for
your success to Emperor Nicholas.
President Roosevelt. Emperor William
and to the press. You have forgotten
only yourself. We. however, fully ap
preciate your service to your country.
The tree you planted at the Washing
ton homesteid at Mount Vernon will
srve as a token of the union between
the two nations. You have done much.
For ourselves and for those who are
absent we will once more shout a
When the cheer had died away M.
Witte. who seemed deeply moved by
the sincerity of the welcome advanced
a few steps and delivered his reply.
"I was so little prepared for this
kind of reception that I must ask your
pardon for my words. I have per
formed my duty well, because I have
strictly obeyed his majesty's instruc
tions, because circumstances favored
me. because the world is weary of
this bloody war. because all classes of
American society from President
Roosevelt down were in sympathy
with me and your cause, and because
1 was true to my country and you and
THANKED FOR PEACE WORK
RICHMOND. Iud. At the session
tt the Indiana yearly meeting of
Friends the following resolution was
Indiana yearly meeting of Friends,
now in session, representing 20.000
members, rejoices with thanksgiving
that President Roosevelt has been the
instrumsut in the bands of Provi
dence fcr bringing about peace be
tween Russia and Japan, that the sen
timent of the nation and of the world
so heartily supports him as a peace
maker, and that we desire his encour
agement in the promotion by all means
possible for the peace of the world.
CHEAPER LIVING SOON COMING
That is What Secretary of Agriculture
WASHINGTON Secretary Wilson
of the deprtment of agriculture today
predicted lower retail prices dnring
the coming winter season for meat,
dairy products and poultry and other
necessities of life. He says the re
lief for the householder will come
Irora the enormous yields of small
graiu and corn in the great grain ter
ritory of Illinois. Minnesota, the Da
Icotas, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas.
Heavy crops have resulted in the
rpturn of normal agricultural condi
tions in the great producing states.
The meat products have been losing
money for the past three years. Grain
costs too much. Trere was no pro
fit in feeding, as strange as this may
seem to peojie who pay such prices
as we do for our meat. But the
heavy oats crop will all combine to
heavy grass crop of th's year, in addi
tion to the heavy grain crop and the
tions. And this means a direct in
fluence on horses, beef, pork, dairy
products aid poultry.
Objert" onable Post Cards.
WASHINGTON Acvting Postmas
ter General Hitchr-ock. in a circular
mailed Friday to all postmasters, has
renewed the campaign started recently
against objpctionable postcards. He
has called attention to the rule which
bars from the mails evry rard bear
ing a picture or lancuare that i ob
scene, indecent or improperly sucrest-
ive. The use of the mails for pictor-
ial cards has been o extensive that !
the department say it has extended
the comic valentine season over the
Suicide of a Millionaire.
NEW YORK William R. Travers,
a millionaire and man of leisure, son j
oi me ceieoraieu wu ana wan street
operator, William R. Travers. commit
ted suicide Friday by shooting himself
through the head, in his apartments.
The suicide is inexplicable. Mr. Tra
vers being in the prinie of life, in fair
health and the possessor of a large
fortune. Mr. Travers married Miss
Ully Harriman, a sister of Mrs. W. K.
Vanderbilt, jr. The couple separated
three years ago, Mrs. Travers eoing to
Paris to live.
PLEA OF ABATEMENT.
Judge Humphreys Will Rule on Val
idity of Indictments.
CHICAGO Judge Humphrey heard
the closing arguments on the plea of
abatement filed by the packers against
the indictment chrging them with ille
gal methods of conducting business.
The court declared that while it was
possible that he would hand down his
decision Friday, it is not certain that
he will do so. The grounds on which
the abatement of the indictment is
sought by the packers are that the
grand jury returning the indictment
was illegal because it was not publicly
drawn as required by law; that the de
fendants were deprived of their right
to challenge the jurors; that Judge
Bethea. sitting in the eastern division
of the northern district of Illinois;
bad no right to receive the return of
an indictment returned from the
northern district of the same division;
that one member of the jury was not
legally made a member of that body,
and that the government officials bad
not the right to produce before the
grand jury a transcript of evidence
previously heard by them, unsworn
and unverified, but presented as ab
stract of the evidence.
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
U. S. ARMY SURGEON
SUICIDES DY SHOOTINC
ATLANTA, Ga. Capt. G. M. F. God
frey, .assistant surgeon in the United
States army, stationed at Fort Mc
pherson, committed suicide by shoot
ing himself through the brain with an
army revolver at his residence at the
post. Captain Godfrey, was a son of
Col. E. S. Godfrey, commander of the
Ninth United States cavalry stationed
at Fort Riley, Kas. Captain Godfrey
was '35 years of age and a graduate of
West Point. The cause of the deed
is not known, but is attributed by his
brother officers at the post to tempo
rary mental abberation.
Express Messenger Has a Bloddy En
counter. BLOOMINGTON, 111. One of the
most desperate encounters that ever
happened on a Wabash railroad train
took place between John E. Ryan. C620
Sixty-fourth place, Chicago, a messen
ger on train No. 13, due in Decatur at
3:13 in the morning, and Edward C.
Greene. 5101 South State street. Chi
cago, a former express messenger and
later employed with F. S. Betz & Co.,
Hammond, Ind. Both men are ser
iously injured and cannot live, each
having received three bullets in the
fight in the car which lasted for miles.
Greene says that he got on the ex
press car a orty-seventh street, Chi
cafo. intending to go to his home at
Pittsfield. to visit relatives. He was
an old friend of Ryan and the latter
he claims, permitted him to Tide. He
claims that he assisted Ryan on the
trip with the express matter and that
the two began drinking. Jokes led to
a quarrel and Greene says both drew
guns at the same time.
Ryan claims that the shooting began
west of Bement. while Greene avers
that the first shot was fired before the
train reached Cerro Gordo. Ryan
claims that he did notsee Greene
in the car until the train reached Cerro
Gordo and he believed that Greene
jumped in for the purpose of robbery.
The men clinched and both with re
volvers drawn rolled about on the car
floor. The men then separated and
each sought shelter in the car, while
waiting for the other to appear in
order to shoot. Just as the train was
nearing Decatur both men fired and
both went down, but were on their
feet in a short time and the duel con
tinued. When the train neared De
catur. Greene opened a door and
jumped from the car. He was unable
to run and was found an hour later
by the police. Ryan says that he be
lieved robbery was the motive when
Greene has an ugly bullet wound in
the breast, another in the right lung,
while a third ball lodged in the fleshy
part of the abdomen.
Ryan was shot in the left jaw, be
hind the left ear and in the left shoul
der, the wounds all having been in
flicted during the few moments that
they stood up from behind their shel
ter in the car before reaching Deca
tur. Both of the men are in different
The officials or none of the trainmen
were aware of the terrible fight that
was being waged on the train until
it reached Decatur, when the car door
was seen open and the trainment found
Ryan in a pool of blood on the floor.
Raises the Quarantine.
MONTGOMERY. Ala The state of
Alabama raised the quarantine estab
lished a few days ago against Jackson,
Miss., at the time when a suspicious
case of illness was reported from
Figure up the Fire Loss.
BUTTE. Mont. A careful estimate
of the loss of the recent fire places it
at SG00.010 with insurance of $500,000.
The Symons Dry Goods company is
the hoiviest loser, with a loss of about
$300,000 fully insured. .
Confer With the King.
VIENNA Count Cziraky. the Hun
garian nobleman, who was appointed
by the king-emperor to negotiate with
the Hungarian coalitionists, had a
long private audience with his ma
jesty in connection with the Hun
WASHINGTON Supreme Com
mander J. H. Bieler of Indianapolis
was re-elected to that office by the
supreme lodge of the improved order
of Knights of Pythias. J
REFUSED TO LAND
MEN FOR PANAMA WORK WANT
TO GO BACK.
DRIVEN ASHOREBY THE POLICE
Many Are Badly Injured by Blows
from Clubs of Officers They Re
fuse to Listen to Advice of the
COLON Six hundred nnd fifty
laborers from Martinque brought
here Friday on the French steamer
Versailles under contract to work on
the canal refused to disembark or to
submit to vaccination, which Is im
perative under the American sanitary
regulations. They clamored to be
taken back to Martinique, asserting
that they had been misinformed as to
the conditions here before they em
barked and that later they learned
these conditions were intolerable and
deadly. Saturday morning, however,
500 of them were with difficulty per
suaded to land, and these were sent
to points along the line of the canal.
One hundred and fifty remained on
board and declined to leave the ship
under any consideration. These were
j forcibly ejected from the ship Sunday
afternoon by Panama and canal zone
policemen, but not until nearly every
one of them had been clubbed and
several were bleeding from ugly
All of Saturday and Saturday night
the Versailles was guarded by Pana
ma policemen. Early Sunday morning
the French consul at Colon, M. Bon
henry, appealed to the men to listen
to reason, explaining that they had
left Martinique under contract with
the canal zone emigration agent guar
anteeing the payment of their passage
here and that while working on the
canal they would have in addition to
their wages the guarantee of free
quarters and free medical attendance.
The men, however, were not answer
able to this reasoning. Notwithstand
ing the efforts of the consul and oth
ers, and despite the information given
them by several of their countrymen
that health and other conditions on
the isthmus were satisfactory and that
the terms of tleir employment would
enable them to save money, they per
sistently refused to leave the ship,
baring their breasts and invoking
death in preference to going ashore.
The captain of the Versailles, who
all through the trouble displayed an
extraordinary amount of patience, told
the men that he was ready to take
back to Martinique all those who were
able to pay their passage, but the men
argued that the French government
would be willing to reimburse the
steamship company and that they
themselves were penniless.
Then the Panaman police, armed
with clubs, approached the laborers
and on their refusing to quit the ship
began to club them right and left
About fifty of the laborers leaped
into the sea, but all of the men were
able to swim. The captain, however,
Iovered a boat, which picked them up.
Nearly every man had received blows
and several of them were bleeding
from ugly wounds.
Seeing that resistance was useless
the men then yielded and came
ashore and began to eat the food
which had been placed on the dock
in sight of them for several hours.
Many of them had not eaten since
At 5 o'clock all the laborers, who
were in a pitiable condition, were
placed on a train which left for Cor
ozel, where they will be put to work.
CROW INDIAN RESERVATION.
Land Wiil Soon Be Thrown Open to
HELENA, Mont. J. Scott Harrison,
government inspector of surveys, after
having been in the Crow Indian reser
vation field for nearly four months,
has completed his task and returned
to Helena. His report is being pre
pared and will be forwarded to the
general land office, after which the
piats will be filed in the Eastern Mon
tana land office, to be followed by the
president's proclamation that the
lands are open to settlement. Includ
ed in the lauds is the Custer battle
field. A MEMORIAL FOR
ONE CENT POSTAGE
ST. LOUIS Mo. The secretaries
and representatives of commercial and
trades organizations, who have been
meeting here pertected a permannt
organization to be known as the As-
sociation Presidents and Secretaries
oi commercial and Trades organiza
tions. A memorial to congress, urging a
revision of the postal laws and a re
duction of letter postage to 1 cent per
ounce was drawn up. A resoluion
apposing the government establishing
a parcels post system was adopted,
such a system being declared unwise
and inimical to the interests of the
Car Line Hearing is Set.
WASHINGTON Hearing in the
private car line inquiry instituted by
the Interstate Commerce commission
will begin in this city on October 18
and probably will continue for more
than a week. The cases are directed
among others, against the St. Louis,
Iron Mountain & Southern, Kansas
City Southern, Atchison, Topeka &
Santa Fe. Southern Pacific and St.
Louis &. San Francisco railways, the
Armour Car Lines, American Refrig
Assum& an Alarmist Tone.
St. Petersburg The Novoe Vremya,
commenting on the Anglo-Japanese
treaty, assumes an alarmist tone, ex
pressing dissatisfaction with the
treaty, which, it says, is political in
terests in Asia, and especially against
Russia, which has most extensive in
terests there. The terms of the treaty,
are very broad, and may be interpreted
bythe signatories as they desire, while
the article concerning the Indian fron
tier is elastic enough to fit Great Brit
ain's Indian policy.
Another of Kansas Murderers
posed to Be in Asylum.
TOPEKA. Kas. The local authori-
ties think they have located the man
guilty of the murder of Mrs. Nickum
in 1904 and the murder of Mrs. Caro
line Job, at Ottawa. Kas., on March
27, 1905. The man is Joseph Kropek.
a Bohemian, now an inmate of the
Kansas insane asylum at Topeka.
Kropek has been partially identified.
He was sent to the asylum from Hol
ton on April 26. The circumstances
surrounding the Nickum and Job mur
ders were almost identical, both wom
en being mutilated in manner sim
ilar to that practiced on the victims of
the famous White Chapel crimes.
HELEN GOULD GIVES $150,000.
Six-Story Railroad Y. M. C. A. Build
ing for St. Louis.
DETROIT, Mich. Miss Helen Miller
Gould has agreed to give $150,000 for
a Railroad Young Men's Christian As
sociation building at St. Louis. This
announcement was the feature of the
opening day of the twelfth interna
tional conference of the railroad de
partment' of the Y. M. C. A. The
building will be a memorial to Miss
Gould's father, the late Jay Gould, and
will probably be completed by Sep
tember 1, 1906. It will be a fireproof,
six-story structure of brick and stone,
and will stand opposite the Union
depot, facing on Eugenia street.
THE OLDEST WOMAN
IN IOWA IS DEAD
DAVENPORT, la. Mrs. Margaret
O'Brien of Keokuk, the oldest woman
in Iowa, died here at the age of 102
years and six months. Mrs. O'Brien
was a nurse during the civil war and
drew a pension because of her disabil
ities, which were entirely mental
She was an inmate of the insane
ward at Mercy hospital here, her
mania being for dancing, and she in
sister on dancing a jig with any one
who approached her.
TWO PULLMANS WRECKED.
Great Western Fait Stock Train
Crashes Into Soo Line Passenger
St. Paul, Minn. A Chicago Great
Western stock train, running about
twenty miles an hour, as it was going
to the St. Paul yards at 9:30 o'clock.
Sunday morning, struck the middle of
a Soo line passenger train which had
just left the union station and hurled
Pullman sleepers over a retaining
wall to the bottom of the gully twenty
feet below. One sleeper landed bot
tom side up and the other fell on its
side. Both cars were badly wrecked.
One woman was so badly injured that
she died in St. Joseph's hospital
shortly after being taken there and
nine others were seriously injured,
while a score or more were less se
Lecturer at Harvard Dies.
WEST OSSIPPE. N. II. Dr. Jas. R.
Chadwick. of Boston, was found dead
Sunday just outside his summer resi
dence at Chocorua, N. H., several
miles from here, by one of his ser
vants. It is supposed that he fell
from the piazza roof of his cottage
during the night. It is thought that
Dr. Chadwick became ill and lost his
balance while making his way across
the roof to obtain air.
HIGHWAYMAN SHOT DEAD
THREE OTHERS FLEE
BERKELEY. Cal In a battle with
four footpads early Friday, Policeman
John J. Lestrange shot and killed one
of the four highwaymen, whose body
now lies unidentified at the morgue.
Lestrange was commanded by one
of the highwaymen to hold up his
hands, but the officer drew a revolver
and fired. The bullet peretrated the
man's jugular vein, and he dropped
dead. Three companions made their
KILLED IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT.
Prominent Lawyer of Hampton,
Dies From Injuries.
HAMPTON, la. Fred A. Harliman.
a prominent capitalist and lawyer of
Hampton, was killed in an automobile
accident. Fred Beed sustained a
broken collarbone and some bad bruis
es and Art Beed was badly crushed
The three were enjoying a ride
through the country and as they were
descending a steep hill Harliman lost
control of the machine. It struck the
edge of a bridge at the bottom of the
hill and pitched into the gully fifteen
feet below. Harliman landed under
the machine and was crushed to
death. He died about an hour after
being removed from under the wreck
age. The Beed boys fell at one side.
Harliman was about 35 years old
and a member of one of the wealth
iest families in Franklin county. He
is survived by a family.
SUGAR TRUST FOR GERMANY.
Leading Manufacturer:.- Are Trying to
HANOVER. Germany The sugar
refiners of northern and western Ger
many are again endeavoring to form
a trust. A meeting of important man
ufacturers has been held here, which
will probably result in a definite plan
for a combination being submitted to
the ruling sugar interests about Octo
Dr. Griffith Favors Canteen.
DETROIT, Mich At the convention
of military surgeons of the United
States, re3solution was offered by Gen.
eral J. D. Griffith of Kansas City, re
questing the secretary of war to use
every efTort for the re-establishment
of the canteen.
Arranging Moroccan Agreement.
PARIS M. Kevoil, representing the
French government, and Dr. Rosen, the
representative of Germany, conferred
at the foreign office, arranging the final
details of the MoroccSh agreemtn.
NAME THE RATES
TARIFF ON DRESSED BEEF
TATED BY PACKERS.
WHAT PRESIDENT RIPLEY SAID
Gives It As His Opinion That the
Dressed Beef Rate Ought to be 150
Per Cent Higher Than Live Stock
CHICAGO. 111. Testimony in direct
opposition to evidence by various
western railroad officials was given
before the interstate commerce com
mission Friday by President EL P. Rip
ley of the Santa Fe railroad.
The commission is investigating
freight rates on live stock and live
stock products from Missouri river
points to Chicago. President Ripley
declared that the rate on dressed beef
between Kansas City and Chicago
should be 150 per cent, higher than the
rate on live stock. He said it costs
less to carry live stock than packing
house products, and submitted statis
tics in support of his contention. He
The packing house business today
is so highly organized and concentrat
ed in so few hands that this fact, to
gether with the keen competition
among the railroads, practically makes
it impossible for them to dictate rates
for dressed beef and packing house
products. Freight rates have always
been based on the value of the service
furnished the shipper rather than an
actual cost of transportation."
The witness then read a table of
statistics showing the cost of hauling
carlod lots of live-stock, dressed beef
and packing house products from Kan
sas City to Chicago. According to the
figures submitted by President Ripley
the expense to the Santa Fe road for
hauling a car of dressed meat from
Kansas City to Chicago is $82.19.
Pitching house products. $85.03 and
live stock. $64.77. President Ripley
claimed that his company lost money
on every car of dressed beef hauled
between Kansas City and Chicago.
Continuing. Mr. Ripley said:
"My opinion, based on a study of the
years of experience in the railroad
business, is that the rate on live stock
should not be higher than the rate on
dressed beef and packing house pro
ducts. The only exception to this is
when conditions arise which make it
necessary for the roads to change their
rates on those commodities. Strictly
speaking and under normal circum
stances, the rate on dressed beef
should be 150 per cent higher than on
live stock. It actually costs the rail
roads 40 per cent less to handle cattle
than it does to haul dressed beef in
PROBABLE MURDER CASE
AT DES MOINES, IOWA
DES MOINES, la. With his temple
crushed in from a heavy blow from
some blunt instrument, the body of
Frank Callahan of Peosta, who has
been missing for some time, was found
in the Des Moines river eight miles
south of this city. The body was iden
tified by papers found in the pockets.
The pockets had been cut open and
his watch and money were missing.
The discovery following closely upon
the mystery attending the death of
George R. Griswold. the insurance man
whose body was found in the river re
cently, has created a sensation here.
BOMB THROWN IN NEW YORK.
Gotham Tenement is Damaged
Some People Injured.
NEW YORK A bomb filled with
both dynamite and a quantity of in
flammable oil was thrown at the rear
of a crowded tenement house at Eight
avenue and One Hundred and Forty-
third street early Friday. More than
a score of persons, who were sleeping
at the time, were hurled from their
beds by the explosion and two of them
were carried from the house uncon
scious. Within a minute after the explosion
flames had nearly enveloped the rear
halls of the tenemnet house. The po
lice believe that the "Black Hand"
Italian's assassins threw the bomb. The
object of the attack was the rear door
of an Italian barber shop on the ground
A WRECKED STEAMER
SCATTERED BY DYNAMITE
PORT SAID, Egypt The wreck of
the British steamer Chatham, with her
cargo of ninety tons of dynamite and
blasting gelatin was blown up this
morning by mires distributed around
the inside of the hull. These were
fired by an electric current from Ras
elech, alniut five miles away. No se
rious damage was done to the canal
and the authorities anticipate that
the passage will be cleared of debris
in four days. The railway and Sweet
Water canals adjoining are intact. The
explosion was tremendous. The enor
mous displacement of water was vis
ible from Raselech.
Engineers Sail for Panama.
NEW YORK The board of consult
ing engineers and several members of
the Panama Canal commission sailed
on Thursday for Colon on the steam
ship Havana. Their purpose is to in
spect the work lready done on the
canal and also its proposed route, in
order to report to the commission the
best kind of canal to build. In the
party were Theodore P. Shonts, chair
man of the commission; Rear Ad
miral M. T. Endicott, Colonel Ernst
and B. M. Harrodd, all of the canal
For Reception to the Prince.
WASHINGTON By direction of the
president, the state and navy depart
ments have begun the preparation of
plans for the reception in this coun
try of Prince Louis of Battenberg.
The English squadron will arrive at
Annapolis on Nevmber 1. remaining
there until the 7th or 8th, when it will
sail for New York, arriving there the
9th, and remaining in New York until
November 17 when the squadron will
sail for Gibraltar where it is to be on
I ALLIANCE- TFRUS 1 -,'1
Text of Treaty Between Great Britain
LONDON The text of the new
agreement between Great Britain and
Japan, which was signed by Lord
Lansdowns. the British foreign secre
tary, and Baron Hayashi. the Japanese
minister to Great Britain, on August.
12, was issued by the Foreign office
late Tuesday evening. The momentous
document is a brief one. comprising
less than 800 words, including eight
acticles and a preamble. Accompany
ing the agreement is a letter from
Lord Lansdowne to the British ambas
sadors at St. Petersburg and Paris for
transmission to the Russian and
French governments respectively, in
which the foreign secretary couft
teously reviews the agreement and
carefully points out that the new de
fensive alliance is not intended as a
J menace, but rather as a guarantee of
and prosperity in the far east, in which
all countries may participate.
The main features of the new agree
ment have already been forecasted in
the Associated Press dispatches from
London and Paris. The pithy articles
of the official text, however, bring out
forcefully the tremendous importance
3f both countries or this alliance, which
practically makes Great Britain Japan
and Japan Great Britain for the pur
poses of defenses "in the regions of
east Asia and India." This inclusive
of India specifically as a point at
which any aggression by a foreign
power will call for the assistance of
Japan finds much favor with the press
of London, the morning papers in long
laudatory articles welcoming the new
and more extensive alliance of the
two insular kingdoms west and east as
giving immediate relief from the dan
gerous thunder cloud which so many
years has hung over the Indian fron
tier. CATTLEMEN ARE CONVICTED
UNDER THE FENCE LAW
OMAHA The first conviction under
the government's new fence law has
been secured. Judge M linger over
ruled the motion for a new trial in
the case of the Krause brothers, con
victed at the May term of the United
States district court of illegally fenc
ing public land and intimidating set
tlers. Sentence was then passed on
the accused, in which John Krause
was required to pay a fine of $800. pay
one-half the costs of the suit and he
in the custody of the United States
marshal for twenty-fours hours. Her
man Krause was fined $500 and one
half the costs of suit and sentenced to
similar imprisonment. Both were to
be confined in the Douglas county
jail until the costs and fine were paid.
Ten days were given the accused in
which to raise the money for their
fines and sentence was suspended in
the interim. However, the accused
made arrangements to pay the fine
and costs at once. The costs will
amount in the aggregate to $1,175.
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 pgainst eighteen railroad
companies on questions of alleged dis
crimination of freight rates.
"The rates on live stock from Mis
souri river points to Chicago are more
than just to the shipper and less tban
jmt to the carrier" declared the wit
ness. "Most of this traffic is what
we call pick-up and our company nrisr
provide at various stations at a creat
exuense for the reception of the cat
tle. It costs us more to receive and
care for the live stock than for the
same ser e for passengers, if you
will. We provide scales and scale
houses, windmills to pump water, pave
the yards with vitrified brick, and b::ild
buildings which withstand the cold and
STEVENS MAKING PROGRESS.
Activity of Engineer on Canal Work
PANAMA The work of John F.
Stevens, the chief engineer of the Pan
ama canal, and general manager of the
Panama railroad is beginning to ?how
favorable results. The correspondent
of the Associated Press visited Lo
Boca where the work has been pushel
orward since the arrival of Mr.
Stevens and the increase of the dock
age facilities. Mr. Stevens informed
the correspondent that the new 1.900
foot dock at La Boca will be finished
September 20. that the dock at Cristo
bal will be completed by the middle of
October and that the work on the rail
road to be connected with the canal
zone is advancing satisfactorily.
Advance Carpenters' Wages.
Boston. Mass. On Monday ".000
union carpenters in Boston and vicin
ity will have their wates advanced
28 cents per day. The change becomes
operative under a decision of Judge
George L.. Wentworth of the municipal
court as arbitrator, given about a
month ago. The Master Carpenters'
association has agreed to accept the
judge's decision. A number of em
ployers not members of the associa
tion have not agreed to pay th ad
vance and it is expected that a small
number of workmen wiil strike.
Pittsburg Has $200,000 Fire.
PITTSBURG Fire damaged the
Mcintosh-Hemphill company, or Fort
Pitt foundry, as it is better known, to
the extent of about $200,000, fully cov
ered by insurance.
Bryan Sails for the Orient.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal. Among the
passengers on the liner Manchuria,
which sailrl today for China and
Japan, via Honolulu, were W. J. Bryan
Sums Held by English Banks Run
Into the Millions.
How many millions of pounds worth
of property lies unclaimed to-day in
the form of shares, dividends, depos
its of money, plate and jewels in the
hands of bankers, companies, solici-.
tors, auctioneers and others?
This is the fascinating question
raised yesterday by the writers of a
letter, who urge the Chancellor of the
Exchequer to lay hands upon the spoil
and devote it to the increase of na
Unclaimed wealth in the hands of
the crown and funds in chancery
amount to more than 50,000.000. Is
it possible that the funds in private
hands amount to an equally large
Some of the examples of hidden
wealth given by the writers of the
letter suggest that the amount must
at any rate be a large one. It is not.
apparently, the custom of companies
to search very far for the owners of
unclaimed dividends. Occasionally
the chairman of a company refers to
unclaimed amounts. In the case of a
building society the chairman an
nounced at the annual meeting that
certain unclaimed money had been
utilized to form a reserve fund.
"In fifty-five years." explained the
secretary of this society yesterday.
"we have accumulated 5.000 f un
claimed deposits. At any time we
are liable to be asked to refund this
and should do so with interest."
London Daily Mail.
PARIS A WELL LIGHTED CITY.
Strange Contrast With Conditions in
Most American Cities.
Paris offers a strange contrast to
London (and to most American cities)
in the matter of street lighting. London
is woefully somber at night, except
at certain points where concert halls
and "gin mills" are numerous, where
as Paris is brilliantly lighted every
where. Nothing so astonishes the
American visitor as the long lines of
brilliant gas lamps (incandesant burn
ers, all of which function perfectly)
reaching down each and every street
to sparkling perspectives of diamond
strings. Do you feel disposed to
shrug your shoulders and cry out that
it is garish and unrestful? PIeas
don't. It is a grand success and a joy
forever. If you doubt it. come over
here and see for yourselves. I have
carefully observed the placement of
lampposts and find that in some places
there is one every twenty feet; in less
favored localities, one every forty or
fifty feet, while the little streets have
them at Intervals of about 200 feet.
In the case of the poor little streets
the lighting is. at the worst, admirable
not to say magnificent. What does
all this cost? It costs too much, from
our enlightened (or unlighted) point
of view. We are content to grope
about in the dark streets. The Par
isian abhors darkness (as he should)
and is willing to pay for light, even
though he may pav pretty dearly for
Length of Wall Paper Rolls.
"Most persons have an idea that
all pieces of wall paper are necessar
ily of one length," remarked a wall
"Sometimes when I receive orders
from a distance I wonder just what
the patron is figuring on. He may ge
enough to paper two rooms and he
may get only half enough some fig
ure over economically and seme
"Our domestic papers run eight
yards to the piece. Those from
France and Germany measure mm
yards, while the English make their
rolls so lengthy that they contain
quite twelve yards. Then, of course,
there's the repeat. On some of the
new papers with the smallest figures
this is next to nothing, and on some
others, notably that long tailed bird
pattern, if a bit over the figure is
required for each length it means a
loss of five feet on every strip put on
the wall." Philadelphia Record.
That Spooky Feetin.
When ye're goin" home at dead o"
an ever thing is still.
An" shorter heshtd an solemn an ye feel
a Kinder chill
A-creepin" up ye'r Lack-bone an' a-hllin
ye with fear.
Say, don't ye step right lively whrn th"
Th" trees, they look so ghost-like as the'r
branches 'round they lling.
An' ti mori mints s -rn waitin fer
somebody or something.
An" th air is damp an" cold-like an e
hear a mournful cry.
I'll bet hustle lively when th grave
Te kinder look neros to see if every
thing's all right.
An over there, beyond th fence, gleam.-)
somepin" ghostly white;
Ye swaller hard a awful lump an gasp
lr breath an" sigh.
An I guess ve sorter hustle till th grave
Ye take a l:iekard look, right quick.
see mats rumin there.
Ye thought ye heard th' rustle of a step
An" when ve s.-e it's nothin" an ye" re
well beyont at last.
Ye sigh with gsad relief beeuz th grave
-:race S. Eostwfck.
This story is told by a resident of
Maryland, who vouches for its genu
ineness: During the last session of Congress
two young ladies endeavored to gain
access to the Senate gallery. The
gouty old doorkeepr told them that
every seat was filled and the only
chance was to see some Senator they
knew and get a card which would ad
mit them to the private gallery.
'But we don't know a single Sena
tor."' answered one of the young la
dies. "Then that is to your credit, young
ladies. Walk right in. It is not often
w see such ladies around the Capi-toL-
Something to Be Gained.
"Moses," he said to the old colored
man around the warehouse, "I hear
that you have a son in Chicago."
"Yes. sah. my son Peter has done
gone to college, sah," was the proud
"Going to make a great man of
"I dunno how great Peter will done
turn out. sah. but I reckon if he stays
hi dat college long 'nulT he'll come
home and be able to tell a pullet fram
a rooster in de darkest night and' not
make so many mistakes." fht.Mv
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