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TAKES THE BOXES
BALLOTS NOW IN CARE OF ELEC
HEARST CLAIMS MAYORALTY
H13 Helpers Get an Order from Jus
tice Dickey of Supreme Court
McCiellan, the Alleged Mayor-Elect.
Makes a Statement.
NEW YORK The contest over the
mayoralty election inaugurated by
William Randolph Hearst, the munici
pal ownership candidate, developed in
teresting spectacular features.
For twelve hours the boxes contain
ing nearly 600,000 ballots cast in last
Tuesday's election choked the streets
in the vicinity of the headquarters of
the board of elections in Sixth avenue
between Forty-first and Forty-second
streets. The ballot boxes had been
gathered during the night by the po
lice and conveyed in patrol wagons to
the election board's headquarters.
There the officials refused to receive
the ballot boxes and the police, act
ing under a court order, signed by
Justice Gaynor. compelling the police
authorities to turn the ballots over to
the election board, bad nothing to do
but remain outside and await the
pleasure of the election officials.
Apprised of the situation, the attor
neys for Mr. Hearst appeared before
Justice Dickey of the state supreme
court and secured from him an order
compelling John It. Voorhics, presi
dent of the board of elections, to ac
cept the ballots. The order was serv
ed promptly anil the ballots were re
ceipted for by the election board.
Under strong guard the patrol wagons
containing the hoxos were driven to
various ware houses in the city and
Brooklyn, where the ballots were
stored subject to the orders of the
State Attorney General Julius May
er had an important conference with
District Attorney Jerome Thursday af
ternoon, after which it was announc
ed that the attorney general's office
would remain open until midnight.
Superintendent of Elections Morgan
appeared before Messrs. Mayer and
Jerome, with six of his deputies, and
placed evidence before the prosecut
Mayor McClellan engaged counsel,
among them being Alton B. Parker,
ex-judge of the court of appeals and
democratic candidate for president
last year, to represent him during the
mayoralty contest. He made public
the following statement:
"The election returns show my elec
ton by a plurality of 4.180 votes.
1 hese returns are the results of pro
cedure prescribed by the law and they
are expressly declared by the law to
bo presumptively correct. I believe
they are correct. Therefore I will
take all legitimate means to protect
my rights, as well as those of the vot
ers. If my adversary appeals to the
law to overthrow what are now the
legal returns of the results of the elec
tion I will meet him fully prepared
to vindicate these results. To the
courts, where these differences must
be passed upon, every candidate and
every citizen should readily submit."
WASHINGTON The navy depart
ment has been informed that the wire
less telegraph operator at San Juan.
Porto Rico, read signals which were
being sent from a wireless station in
the vicinity of New York. The dis
tance as computed at the navy depart
ment is approximately 1.400 miles.
This encourages the belief that it will
be iossible to establish wireless tele
graphic communication between San
Juan and the Washington navy yard
in the near future.
PROSECUTING CATTLE MEN.
Case& Not Likely to be Tried Until
OMAHA Owing to the many civil
cases to be disposed of at the Novem
ber term of federal court. Judge Mun
ger (thinks that none of the suits
brought for the unlawful fencing of
government land in the western part
of the state wili be tried until January.
The most imiwrtant of these will be
that of the governor against Bartlett
Richards and William G. Comstock
Richards is president of the American
Cattle Growers' association. He and
his partner are alleged to have approx
imately 1.000.000 acres of the govern
ment domain under fence. These il
legal inclosures are in Sheridan, Deuel,
Graut and Cherry counties.
Appeal for Aid.
ODESSA The chamber of com
merce has decided to appeal to the
chambers of commerce and exchanges
throughout the world to open subscrip
tions to assist the sufferers from the
riots at Odessa and in other towns
in South Russia. One hundred and
eighty political prisoners have been
released here under the amnesty de
cree. Winter Drill in Prospect.
WASHINGTON After the depart
ure of the British squadron, command
ed by Prince Louis of Battenberg.
Rear Admiral Evans will send will
send the battleships of his fleet to dif
ferent yards for their annual fall re
pairs, and later will start the- North
Atlantic fleet south for the winter
maneuvers. It is expected it will be
ready to rendezvous in Hampton
Roads by the first week in January,
going from there to Guantanamo. The
general board of the navy is now pre
paring a program for the winter drills.
Anti-Mormon Ticket Wins.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah The
American party, of which former
Uniter fctates Senator Thomas Kearns
is a leader, today elected Ezra Thomp
son mayor after a bitter compaign, to
which the opposition to the Mormon
church was the sole issue. Mayor
Richard P. Morris. Mormon and demo
crat, ran ahead of Chife of Police Will
iam J. Lynch, republican and gentile.
for whom United States Senator Reed
Smoot made a personal campaign. Ex
cept some aldermen, the whole Ameri
cas ticket probably is elected.
RUSSIAN TROOPS MUTINY.
City of Cronstadt in Falmes and Mas
sacre is Reported.
ST. PETERSBURG Intense excite
I ment prevails here owing to the alarm
ing news from Cronstadt. According
to the reports a mutiny of the sailors
occurred during the night and was fol
lowed by a regular battle with the
troops, during which machine guns
were used. Later the torch wa3 used
and the town is now in flames. It is
reported that the glare of the fire can
be seen from the windows of the em
peror's palace at Peterhoff.
The inhabitants of Cronstadt are In
a panic. The boats to St Petersburg
have stopped running and telephone
and telegraph communications have
It is impossible now to verify the
reports or secure details of the hap
CONSUL GIVES WARNING
HONG KONG As a result of the
recent massacre of American mission
aries at Lienchow an imperial edict
has been issued directing the- viceroy
of Canton to furnish efficient protec
tion to the missions, to punish all the
guilty persons and to promise the full
est redress, and warning him that he
would be held responsible for further
outrages and for the protection of the
Tha American consul at Canton, Ju
lius S. Lay, declares that the dissem
ination of inflammatory boycott liter
ature is indirectly responsible for the
massacre and be has warned the iso
lated statons in Kwang-Tung and
Kwang-Si of their danger In view of
the fact that the anti-American feeling
is growing stronger and advising the
departure of the missionaries for their
GREAT CAREER FOR ROOSEVELT.
Watterson Says End of Term Will Not
Conclude His Activities.
CHICAGO A glorious career for
President Roosevelt as president of
Harvard university after he leaves the
White House was predicted by Henry
Watterson. the star-eyed a'postle from
Mr. Watterson came in during the
afternoon from Wisconsin, where he
has been lecturing, and went to the
Auditorium Annex to rest, he said.
He would not talk politics.
"President Roosevelt," said he,
whn urged, "will round out his ca
reer, after leaving the White House,
as president of Harvard university. It
will be a fitting and glorious termina
tion of his useful life. He will be the
greatest figure in the country as the
head of the university."
TAFT HAS GOOD WORDS
FOR PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT
COLON There was a public re
ception at the De Lesseps house at
Cristobol in honor of Secretary Taft,
who made a speech praising President
Roosevelt's administration of canal
matters and the methods taken to ob
tain the best engineering advice in the
choice of the plan fdr building the
canal. He emphasized his predictions
that the canal would soon be built
and made a laudatory reference to Gov
ernor Magoon, Chief Engineer Stev
ens and Chief Health Officer Gorgas.
A private ball followed the reception.
SENATOR BURTON INDICTED.
Charge That He Mk-used His Office is
Made by Federal Grand Jury.
ST. LOUIS The federal grand jury
returned an indictment against United
States Senator Burton of Kansas. It
is stated that certain features In the
former indictment against Senator
Burton which was quashed were rem
edied in -this new indictment.
The allegations in the present in
dictment are the same as in the one
That while a senator of the United
States he accepted money from the
Rialto Grain and Securities company
of St. 1-ouis for services rendered be
fore the postoffice department in be
half of that company, which was being
investigated by inspectors.
The only charge is in the legal word
ing of the indictment, which is differ
ent to avoid the errors, found in the
former, by United States Judge Van
devanter. Third Union Labor Victory.
SAN FRANCISCO The union
labor party achieved an astonishing
triumph in yesterday's battle at the
polls. From the head of the ticket
down to the eighteenth nominee for
supervisor every union labor candi
date was elected. Mayor Eugene E.
Schmitz being returned for a third
term by a majority of 11,500 over
John S. Partridge, the joint nominee
of ibe republican and democratic par
ties. The remainder of the candi
dates of the Schmitz ticket were
elected by majorities ranging from
4,000 to 7,000.
Land Frauds in Idaho.
MOSCOW , Idaho The federal grand
jury engaged in ferreting out land
frauds, completed its work and was dis
charged. Eight indictments were re
turned, but United States Attorney
Ruck declines to give out the names
of the indicted.
Another Victim of Foot Ball.
ALTON. 111. James Squires, aged 18
years, a member of the Alton High
school foot ball team, died Monday
from injuries received October 21 in a
No Charges for Notary Work.
WASHINGTON Postmaster Gen
eral Cortelyou issued an order except
ing all fourth class postmasters from
the operation of the order prohibiting
notarial charges by notary publics who
are officers or employes of the execu
tive services of the government.
New Mexico Would Be Alone.
SANTA FE. N. M. The territorial
republican central committee met in
special session in this city and passed
strong resolutions against the proposed
jointure of Arizona and New Mexico.
TEST ELKINS LAW
IMPORTANT SUIT TO BE FILED AT
INVOLVES INVASION OF RATES
Several Railroads and Pa'cst Brewery
Company are Defendants Attorney
General Moody Puts Forth a State
ment. WASHINGTON Attorney General
Moody made a statement with regard
to the petition which will be filed by
his direction in the-circuit court for
the eastern district of Wisconsin,
brought under the Elkins law, to test
the legality of certain commissions
paid by" railroads (after the receipt of
the published rates) to a private car
transit company controlled by stock
holders of the corporation shipping
freight in those cars over the railroad
The statement follows:
The petition is against the Milwau
kee Refrigerator Transit company,
Pere Marquette Railroad company,
Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad
company, Erie Railroad company, St.
Louis & San Francisco Railroad com
pany, the Chicago & Alton Railroad
company and Pabst Brewing company.
The case arises out of the following
state of facts, which have been inves
tigated by the Interstate Commerce
commission and by private interests
adversely effected, brought to the at
tention of the attorney general and by
him carefully considered.
Conferences have been held between
the attorney general and District At
torney Butterfield of the eastern dis
trict of Wisconsin at Chicago and
Washington and on Friday last at a
conference between the attorney gen
eral, Mr. Purdy, special assistant; At
torney General Pagan, the district at
torney, and Special Counsel Charles
Quarles of the Milwaukee bar. the .orm
of the petition was determined upon.
It appears that the Pabst Brewing
company are large shippers of beer
over the various railroads running
from Milwaukee. Some of the princi
pal stockholders of that corporation or
ganized and own the Milwaukee Re
frigerator Transit company, a corpo
ration operating private cars. To the
latter corporation the control of the
shipments of the Pabst Brewing com
pany was given by an agreement en
tered into between the two corpora
tions named. The various railroads
mentioned as defendants, while receiv
ing as freight money, the open and
published rates for the transports
tion of commodities have paid to tho
transit company, in whose private car?
the beer was transported, a commis
sion of about 12 per cent, upon the
amount of the freight money collected,
with the effect, of course, that the net
amount received for transportation by
the railroad companies is so much less
than the published and open rate.
This petition is designed to test the
legality of such payments and is
brought undr the provision of the so
called Elkins law, which provides that
a failure strictly to observe the pub
lished rates shall be misdemeanor.
PRELIMINARY STEPS FOR
UNIFORM DIVORCE LAW
HARRISBURG, Pa. Governor
Pennypacker sent personal letters to
the governor of every state in the
United States, urging them to appoint
delegates to the congress to be held
at Washington, D. C, February 16,
1906, to consider the passage of uni
form laws upon the matter of divorce
throughout the nation.
The governors of thirty-four states
have written to Governor Pennypacker
that they have already appointed del
egates or will do so.
Will Fight a Recount.
NEW YORK Charles H. Knox,
chairman of the" Tammany hall law
committee, announced on Sunday that
every step taken by Mr. Hearst and
the municipal ownership league for a
recount of the votes cast at the recent
election would be bitterly opposed.
Mr. Knox said that the basis for the
opposition would be the "decision of
the court of appeals in 1904, written
by Judge A. B. Parker, now Mayor Mc
Clellan's senior counsel. This decision
was against the opening of ballot
Jews Weep for the Slain.
LONDON Pathetic scenes were wit
nessed tonight at a gathering of 10.
000 Jews at the East End of London in
the great assembly hall at Mile End,
where a memorial service was held
for the Jews recently killed in Russia.
The hall was draped in black and the
majority of those in the audience wore
emblems of mourning. At the chant
ing of the fifth chapter of Lamenta
tions almost all present burst into
tears and mournful wailing. Rabbi
Swzweck made an eloquent appeal for
help of the Jews.
Mc'Graw Signs Contract.
NEW YORK Rumors that John J.
McGraw was to quit base ball were
dispelled on Friday by his signing a
three-year contract to manage the New
York National league team, after a
brief conference with President John
T. Brush. The plans for next year
were. discussed and the advisability of
taking the team to California or to
Cuba for training were taken under
advisement. It is possible that the
forrfier ground will be selected, al
though nothing definite has been deter
May Reach to Porto Rico.
WASHINGTON The navy depart
ment has been informed that the wire
less telegraph operator at San Juan,
Porto Rico, reads signals which were
being sent from a wireless station in
the vicinity of New York. The dis
tance as computed at the navy depart
ment is approximately 1,400 miles.
This encourages the belief of the de
partment that it will be possible to
establish wireless telegraph communi
cation between San Juan and the
Washington navy yard in the near future.
'CARNEGIE TALKS ON SCANDALS.
Tells Where He Thinks Root of the
I NEW YORK - Andrew Carnegla
upon disembarking from the steamer
: Baltic on which he arrived here, talked
Ian Amprlran nnlilirs H sr.pnf thr
summer at his castle in Scotland.
After expressing himself in favor
of honest elections and declaring that
municipal ownership was bound to
come some day. Mr. Carnegie said:
"The insurance scandals have made
a profound impression throughout Eu
rope. The root of the trouble is that
there are so many men in America
who are so good-natured that they lend
their names to financial institutions
and assume duties which they have
not time to perform. Their respect
able names are used as decoy ducks
j by the real managers of the institu
tions over which they have no con
trol. What we need to control such
evils are men in office who are not
money grabbers, who are retired from
business and who will conduct public
offices as they would their own busi
ness. PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT
FOR SEPARATE STATEHOOD
WASHINGTON President Roose
velt informed a delegation from Okla
homa that he would recommend in
his forthcoming message single state
hood for Oklahoma and Indian Terri
tory. The delegation told the presi
dent they hoped congress would pass
a single statehood resolution accord
ing to his recommendation.
They suggested" a provision regulat
ing the liquor traffice be left to the
people, as with their personal knowl
eage of the Indians in the territory
they would settle the question prop
FOREIGNERS TAKE TO SHIPS.
Fearful of Another Outbreak at
ODESSA Apprehensive of a renew
al of the outbreaks here many foreign
ers last night went on board ships of
their respective nationalities. The
governor general has given the con
suls assurances that he will not permit
further disorders, but the foreigners
will feel safer on board ship until af
fairs have settled down more. Per
fect Neidhardt, to whom is attributed
the responsibility for the outrages, is
still on office.
It has been officially ascertained that
there are upward of 40.000 sufferers
from the recent reign of anarchy.
Joy is expressed here at the retire
ment of General Trepoff from the
post of assistant minister of the in
terior. A TRAIN WRECKER
OUT OF HARM'S WAY
MARENGO. la. Eric ven Kutz
leben. alleged German baron, who
caused a train wreck on the Rock
Island at Homestead last spring just
to "see what would happen" was sen
tenced to life imprisonment here. At
torneys entered the plea of insanity,
but failed to substantiate it and after
deliberating a few hours the jury found
a verdict of guilty. A number of lives
were lost in the deliberately planned J
AMOURETTE BEECHER IS DEAD.
Cousin of Henry Ward Beecher and
Worker for Women.
SANTA BARBARA. Cal. Dr.
Amourette M. Beecher. daughter of
David Beecher. and a cousin of Henry
Ward Beecher and Harriet Beecher
Stowe, died last night after a brief ill
ness, aged S3 years.
She was born in Connecticut. She
was a prominent educator and philan
thropist. For four years she was head
of the Hartford seminary for girls, the
first of women's colleges. She was
educated in medicine and gave her
time and skill without -charge to suffer
ing womanhood, whose welfare had
been her life work. Her only immed
iate living relative is a daughter of
her brother, Cate Luther Beecher of
Brooklyn. N. Y. The remains will be
cremated at her request.
POLAND UNDER MARTIAL LAW
Jews Armed and Barricaded in House.
WARSAW The proclammation
martial law in all of the ten gove -ments
of Russian Poland has cause
surprise and exasperation here and
there are apprehensions that it will
provoke disturbances worse than those
that have already taken place. The
city is panic-stricken. There are per
sistent rumors of the organization of
anti-Jewish riots, and the houses of
Jews are barricaded and watched day
and night. The Jews are arming them
selves with knives, revolvers and rifles.
Owing to the general strike the dis
tress is hourly increasing. There is a
scarcity of coal and food.
Honor for Omaha Citizen.
WASHINGTON A joint banquet, at
tended by about 400 men and women,
at the New Willard hotel Friday
night terminated the meetings of the
National Hardware association and.
the American Hardware Manufactur
ers' association, which have been in
progress for the last three days. W. S.
Wright of Omaha, the newly elected
president of .the National Hardware
association, acted as toastmaster and
toasts were responded to by Represen
tative Burton of Ohio, and James R.
Two Cases of Fever.
HAVANA Two cases of yellow
fever have recently developed in Ha
vana. One of the persons stricken is
an American tourist, A. Z. Outwater of
Passaic, N. J., who is employed as a
teller in a bank in Jersey City.
Wolves Killing Much Stock.
STURGIS, S. D. From Bixby it is
learned that coyotes and gray wolves
are becoming very numerous in that
vicinity and lots of stock is being
killed. United action for their destruc
tion, it is said, will be begun at once.
PROSECUTION OF PROMINENT
TEH IKDICTMENTS DRAWN UP
Two Ballot Boxes Found in a Barber
Shop in the District of Charles Mun
phy Hearst Discusses Situation as
it is at This Time.
NEW YORK Ten indictments for
violations of election law and two for
assaults committed at the polls at the
election last Tuesday were drawn up
by the grand jury.
It was said that Attorney General
Mayer and State Superintendent of
Elections Morgan had Instituted a
searching investigation of the alleged
election frauds which would be con
tinued until the legislature meets.
The attorney general and Mr. Mor
gan Friday night examined a number
of -witnesses in connection with the
frauds and also conferred with Henry
E. Younge, special counsel for Mr.
Hearst, and discussed plans to prose
cute persons against whom charges
may be brought.
Two ballot boxes were wound in 'a
barber shop at 156 Third avenue, one
of them full of half soiled and torn
ballots and the other empty. This
barber shop was the polling place of
the First election district of the Eigh
teenth assembly district, which is the
district of which Charles Murphy, head
of Tammany hall, is the leader. Hearst
watchers found .the two boxes. Depu
ties from State Superintendent of
Elections' Morgan's office took posses
sion of the boxes.
President John R. Voorhis of the
board of elections said that the grand
jury requested him to deliver to them
the registry book of the Fifth election
district of the Twenty-fifth assembly
district. The book was given to the
The situation at this time was de
scribed by William R. Hearst as fol
lows: "The law commission has discovered
I some very amazing things and the
deeper we go into this thing the uglier
it looks. We have evidence against
twelve district leaders and I am con
fident that we shall send two or three
of them to prison. I am just as much
interested in the criminal prosecution
of this clas js I am in the recount.
In this case it makes no difference
whether I am declared elected or not
in comparison with the greater duty,
of sending criminals to jail.
"It was for this purpose and t
strengthen the evidence against a cer
tain district leader that I made the
offer of $10,000 reward Friday for such
evidence. We have at least sufficient
evidence to prove the necessity of a
recount, and I believe that recount
will show a difference of 20,000 votes
in mv favor."
Here Mr. Hearst said that many let
ters had been received by his mana
gers, purporting to show that men
from Connecticut. Massachusetts and
New Jersey had come to New York on
election day and after voting fifteen
or mere times for the Tammany ticket,
for which they received a $5 note each
time, returned to their homes.
OMAHA LED ALL CITIES IN
INCREASE OF BUILDING
OMAHA Omaha's place in building
operations of the country for the past
month fixed at a good place, with its
percentage of increase leading all of
the principal cities of the country, and
with aggregate cost exceeding such cit
ies as St. Paul, Seattle, Columbus,
Louisville. Memphis, Atlanta, Toledo,
Dtiluth and New Orleans. Omaha has
had sixty-eight building permits,
amounting to $424,700, showing an in
crease over last year of 229 per cent.
This Is the comment made' by Constitu
tion News on the building situation
VOTE OF SENATOR MILLARD.
It Will Bs Cast Soon on Railway Reg
OMAHA Senator Millard will leave
the latter part of next week for Wash
ington to attend a meeting of the com
mittee on interstate commerce.
The committee meets November 20.
The new bill which is pending will be
voted upon at that time, and if ap
oroved, will be submitted to President
ynosevelt, with a request that the sa
ent portions of it be used in his ines
' ;e to congress.
Opposed to Any Alliance.
NEW YORK Sentiments opposing
anything tending to bringing about an
alliance between the United States and
Great Britain were given expression
at a meeting in Cooper Union under
the auspices of the united Irish so
cieties. Speakers declared that the ar
rival in American waters at this time
of the British squadron under com
mand of Prince Louis of Battenberg
was not for social courtesies, but was
planned in the Interest of an alliance
between the two nations.
Call Money at 15 Per Cent.
NEW YORK Money on call went
to 15 per cent Thursday, the highest
rate for several years. Last Satur
day's bank statement showed the sur
plus reserve to be almost exhausted,
and since then large sums have been
sent from New York to the interior
leaving practically nothing to be lest
in this market. Secretary of the
Treasury Shaw was in New York and
he reported that ho Intended to de
posit several million dollars of govern
ment funds with the banks to relieve
Move in Meat Cases.
CHICAGO Attorney General Moody
has sent for United States District
Attorney C. B. Morrison and Assistant
Attorney General Oliver E. Pagin to
go to Washington in regard to the
"beef trust" prosecution. The plea of
the packers declaring that Commis
sioner Garfield of the bureau of cor
porations had promised the packers
immunity from prosecution. ha3 taken
such an aspect that the attorney gen
eral is said to wish a joint interview
with the commissioner and with
Messrs. Morrison and Pagin.
TREPOFF WALKS TMEPLANK.
Czar and Caunt Witte Surrender
ST. PETERSBURG Both Count
Witte and the emperor hav mmUi an
other surrender. General Trt-pofr has
been removed from the powerful poiil
tion he occupied, that of w:rtw -'"
eral of St. Petersburg and assistant
minister ofthe Interior. ad Russia's
premier has agreed to Immediate uni
versal suffrage. ,
Count Witte has been full aware
of the intense hatred General Tr;pon"a
retention was causing, but h never
questioned the sincerity of the gov
ernor general's co-operation in the in
troduction of the new regime. Never
theless he recognized the necessity of
Trepoff's removal, and the governor
I general himself agreed that only his
retirement would appease the popular
wrath. The final obstacle was the em
peror, who had come to believe that
Trepoff alone was able to safeguard
the life of himself and family, but his
majesty at last yielded on the condi
tion that Trepoff should become com
mandant of the palace, succeeding the
late Lieutenant General Hesse, where
his sole duty, will be to take measures
to protect the life the emperor.
A FORMER NEBRASKAN
GETS A GOOD JOB
CHICAGO Joseph C. Mason politi
cal writer on the Record-Herald, was
appointed secretary of the newly cre
ated civil service commission of Illi
nois, the purpose of which is to put the
thousands of employes in state institu
tions under civil service rules. All
employes not reappointed by Governor
Deneen in his recent lists are subject
to the civil service rules, but the re
cent appointees are exempt and have
practically a life tenure. Mr. Mason
will receive approximately $4,000 a
year for his services. He came to
Chicago from Lincoln, Neb., a few
years ago, and began the study of
BALLOT BOXES IN THE RIVER.
Another Incident in the New York
NEW YORK Attorney General May
er stated that he had received infor
mation of the recovery from the North
river of certain ballot boxes used in
the election of Tuesday last. He said
tne matter was under investigation.
Attorney General Mayer left his of
i.ce at midnight Thursday, saying ex
pected developments had not taken
place and that nothing could be gained
by his remaining down town longer.
He refused to discuss the reported
finding of the ballot boxes in the river
further than to say that such reports
had come to him. it being said the
boxes were picked up by a tug.
A ballot box alleged to have been
stolen and discovered by accident was
taken to District Attorney Jerome's
office and closely examined.
Codifying Criminal Laws.
WASHINGTON The commission
appointed several years ago to codify
the criminal laws of the United
States is still at work. The death. re
cently of Alexander C. Botkin. chair
man, leaves a vacancy on the commis
sion. About this vacancy the mem
bers of the commission called on the
president and told him that the com
mission, with a full membership, could
probably complete its work in a few
months, but unless the third member
was appointed the work might extend
through another year.
OMAHA Senator Millard was
shown a telegram from Sioux City,
in a St. Paul paper, which draws th
conclusion that he is opposed to tfit
president's plans for railway rate legis
lation, because, he said, when he was
asked if he would favor a bill embrac
ing the president's veiws:
"I do not want to be interviewed on
the matter at this time. I am a mem
ber of the interstate commerce com
mittee of the senate, which is called
to meet November 21 to consider the
question of railway rates as suggested
by the president, and to try to prepare
a bill which we hope will meet the
approval of President Roosevelt and
of congress. It is entirely out of place
for me to say now what I would do re
garding a bill that has not been pre
pared nor considered by the commit
tee." Pattison's Plurality.
COLUMBUS. O. Pattison's plural
ity for governor is 41,705. according to
the official returns reported to me
county seats, all counties Included.
Only scattered reports on the minor
state candidates have yet been re
ceived, but these indicate that at
least some of the republicans pulled
through by safe pluralities, and in
view of the size of the defection from
Herrick it is possible that the republi
cans may have captured all state offi
ces below governor.
Preparing Taft's Report.
WASHINGTON While Secretary
Taft is away officials of the war de
partment are preparing the data for
bis annual report to congress. It has
not yet been determined whether the
report wia embrace the Panama canal.
They Join the Insurgents.
ST. PETERSBURG A force of
Uhlan cavalry sent to Cronstadt from
Peterhof Is reported to have joined
the insurgents. It is also reported
that the artillerymen of the fortress
have joined the insurgents.
Mormons Lose in Salt Lake.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah The
American party, founded for the ex
press purpose of overthrowing the in
fluence of the Mormon church in mu
nicipal affairs, gained a complete vic
tory in the recent city election.
Defeat Makes Him Crazy.
ZANESVILLE, O J. E. Crotzer.
candidate for member of the board of
public service, wh-i was defeated at
the recent election, was adjudged in
sane and committed to the Columbus
TO HAVE TURBIItr MACHINERY.
An Immense British VmI Will '
Equipped in a New Way.
The turbine has been tried with
considerable success in steamships of
various types from torpedo boats to
transatlantic liners and recently it
has been announced that a new 18,000
ton battleship, now building for the
IJrltluh navy will have turbine machin
ery, says Harper's Weekly. This is
of Interest In that the new vessel will
be completed before the end of next
year, and will consequently be the
brut turbine battleship afloat. It is
hoped that the same results in the
way of economy and efficiency will
be obtained as in the case of the
third-class cruiser Amethyst, recently
tested for the British navy, and a
somewhat similar arrangement of
high power and cruising turbines Is
contemplated for tho new battleship.
There are to be four sets of tur
bines mounted on four shafts and
operating four propellers, each shaft
being supplied with ahead turbines
for high and low pressures and also
with astern turbines. The battleship
is to mount ten 12-lnch guns and will
thus have unusually strong offensive
power, while at the same time, not
withstanding its heavy armor, it will
have a speed of between twenty and
one-half and twenty-one knots. An In
teresting feature is the use of Bab
cock and Wilcox water-tube boilers,
which will supply steam at a much
higher pressure than has been pre
viously employed with turbine steam
ships. This new battleship can be
properly compared with the King Ed
ward VII., completed this year, whose
speed is nineteen knots an hour, and
whoso armament consists of four
twelve-Inch guns, four 9.2-inch guns
and ten 6-inch guns. The new vessel
will carry no secondary battery and
id said to be equal to any two battle
ships now afloat.
No Chloride of Lime for Him.
Pat Egan, a plasterer, and a well
known character of Cambridge, Mass.,
walked into a shoe store on Massachu
setts avenue on Saturday evening re
cently to purchase a pair of shoes,
says a writer in the Boston Herald.
After looking over three or four pairs
of shoes he hit upon one pair that
took his fancy. He tried them on.
and found that they did not pinch or
chafe, but complained that they went
on too hard.
4"Oh, that'll be all right, Mr. Egan;
I'll easily fix that," remarked the
clerk, who immediately took the shoes
off' and proceeded to sprinkle powder
He was about to try them on Pat
again, when the latter stood wrath
fully up in his stocking feet and shout
"Oh. no, you don't!, No, you don.'t!
Mr. Bell! Mr. Bell! Come here!
Come here! I've bought shoes of you
for the lost foive years, but the dlvil
a shoe will I buy of you again. This
brazen-faced clerk of yours tried to
put chloride of lime in my shoes, but
I was too smart for him."
Why Mother Is Proud.
Look In his face, look In his eyes,
Rougish and blue and terribly wise
Kougish and blue, but quickest to see
When mother comes in as tired as can
Quickest to find her the nicest old chair:
Quickest to Ret to the top of the stair:
Quickest to see that a kiss on her cheek
Would help her far more than to clatter,
Look in his face, and guess. It you can.
Why mother Is proud of her little man.
The mother is proud I will tell you
You can see It for yourself In her ten
Rut whv? Well, of all her dears.
I There is scarcely one who ever hears
The moment she speaks, and jumps to
What her want or her wishes may be.
Scarcely one. They nil forget.
Or are not in the notion to go quite yet."
But this she knows, if her boy is near.
There is somebody certain to want ti
Mother Is proud, and she holds "hfm fast.
And kisses him first and kisses him last:
And he holds her hand and looks in her
And hunts for her spool which Is out of
And proves that he loves her whenever
That is why she is proud of her little
How Sam Acquired the Watch.
Sam Grove, porter some years ago
at the Wilson house, Boston, and
known by all the traveling men of the
state, and who stuttered very badly,
was arrested, charged with' s'tealing a
watch. It seems that Sam and a
guest of the house played poker and
Sam won all of his money;' then ho
put up his watch against a certain
amount of money and Sam won the
watch. The next day the man had
Sam arrested, charged with stealing
At the trial the judge asked Sam If
he had stolen the watch. Sam said
"N-no." The judge asked him how
he came by the watch, and Sam said:
"T-t-the d-d d f-f-fool b-b-bet on a
p-p-pair of q-q-queens."
Deacon Whit After a Mink.
My grandfather used to delight in
telling the following incident, which
happened in Stoneham, Mass., years
ago, when everybody -went to the"
training field to musters:
When returning from muster my
grandfather espied a horse standing
beside the road near a pool of water,
and just crawling out of the pool was
good old Deacon White, who had
taken too much "Medford" with his
gingerbread, and slid off into the pool
when the horse stopped to drink.
When the deacon saw my. grand
father he looked up with a sheepish
grin and said: "I thought I saw a
mink, I vow, and I thought I'd get off
and see if I couldn't ketch him."
Two sisters were sitting in a hotel
writing-room. They audibly were dis
cussing their friends.
"Yes. I've just written aunty about
Mrs. Blank. I told her that of all the
unrefined, uneducated, illiterate peo
ple I ever saw"
"By the way, Emma, how do you
Millions of Cigars.
Key West sent to the North the
first six months of this year about
15,000.000 cigars; Porto Rico threw
Into the United States during the
same period about 40,000,000 cigars,
while there came from Cuba dnrintr
that time 25,000.000 cigars.
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