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MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS IN
THE COMMON WEALTH.
FARMERS PREPARING TO STRIKE
Formation of a State Branch of the
American Society of Equity Losses
of Nebraska People at San Francis
Farmers Prepare to Strike.
HASTINGS Fanners representing
ten central Nebraska counties met
""'-riwre-mnd formed a"state branch of the
American Society of Equity. Resolu
tions were adopted vigorously endors
ing1 the farmers' strike which was
called by the society's officers in In
dianapolis two months ago.
The purpose of the association is to
control through united action the
prices or all farm products, the gen
eral plan being to withhold products
until market prices have advanced to
the minimum standard fixed by the na
tional officers. The standard for the
strike called in February fixed the
price of wheat at $1 per bushel, with
a corresponding increase in the price
of other grains and agricultural pro
ducts. The society proposes to main
tain its own system of crop reporting
and to base the price standards, which
are published in the official organ each
month, upon the crop figures thus ob
tained. National Organizer Sherman has
been at work in this section of Neb
raska since Febmary 12 and thus far
has enrolled 4.000 members. The coun
ties represented in the meeting here
are Adams, Kearny. Howard, Buffalo,
:HalI, Webster, Clay, Hamilton, Phelps
The following officers were elected:
President, O. B. Schafer, Hastings;
vice president, J. S. Canady, Minden;
secretary, C. C. Williams, Hastings;
corresponding secretary, William D.
McGaffey. Glenville; treasurer, A. G.
Former Tecumseh People Lose.
TECUMSEH Charles Stewart,
brother of Dr. M. Stewart of Tecum
seb, was a San Francisco financial
.sufferer. -He was erecting a $200,000
.hotel across the strett from the St.
'Francis hostelry and the building was
near in g completion. It was completely
wrecked, and as Mr. Stewart was un
able to have insurance on a building
which was in course of construction
his loss will be great. Mr. Stewart es
caped from the city with his family.
Dr. Stewart's sister, Mrs. Lillie Purdie,
was one of the more fortunate ones,
her residence not being destroyed.
Miss Nellie Morse, a sister of Mrs.
I. M. Davis of this city, was a teacher
in the San Francisco schools. Fortu
nately she happened to be visiting at
Healdsburg when the earthquake and
fire occurred. She lost her personal
Nebraska Companies Lose Little.
None of the Nebraska insurance
companies were hard hit by reason of
the San Francisco earthquake and fire.
Insurance Deputy Pierce received a
report from the following companies
showing how much they were liable
for by reason of the calamity. Farm
ers and Merchants, net liability $1,000.
The Nebraska Underwriters had a lia
bility of $750 of reinsurance. The
State Insurance company of Omaha
carried two risks, amounting to $2,250.
'This company has not yet been in
formed whether its risks were de
stroyed. Money Sent to 'Frisco.
Governor Mickey sent to James D.
Phelan. head of the relief committee
of San Francisco, a craft for $2,416.73,
the balance in his hands for the relief
of the California sufferers. There has
been sent in all through Governor
Mickey $5,437.08, of which sum $3,
020.35 was spent for provisions. Fri
day the governor received a telegram
that the sufferers needed money rather
Champion Cow of the World.
LINCOLN Florence Airdrie VI., a
splendid red shorthorn cow at the
Nebraska experiment station at the
state farm, has produced 10,487 pounds
of milk during the last year, which
made 482.84 pounds of batter. This
makes her the champion shorthorn cow
of the world, according to statistics
compiled on the subject by Prof. A. U.
Peach Crop Partly Saved.
TECUMSEH Early in the spring It
was presumed the peach crop had
been lost in this section owing to late
frosts. However, the fruit raisers now
agree that there will be at least two
thirds of a crop of the fruit
Smallpox Almost Eradicated.
COLUMBUS All danger from small
pox here has passed and there is but
one case In the city. Th? board of
health and city nave done all la their
power to wipe out the disease.
Brother Sought Revenge.
KEARNEY Everett Edwards,
charged with manslaughter la coanec
tioa with the death of Miss Anna
Groan, was released from the county
Jail, his bond la the amoaafof $2,000
betas signed by A. U. Dana. Somers
Grosh. brother of the dead girl, at
tempted to kill Edwards by shooting.
Edwards was on his way to the train
when he was met by Grosh, who palled
a revolver an shot The shot hit him
oa the left side, but an account of a
heavy overcoat the ball did not pene
trate bis clothing.
Farmer Kills Himself.
ST. PAUIi John ChalapskL a
farmer, residing about three miles
south of St Paul, committed suicide
at his home yesterday. He had beea
drinking and is said to have had
troable with his wife, who left home.
Butte Postofficc Is Robbed.
BUTTE The postoffice here was
robbed. About $1,100 ia stamps and
money was taken. The robbers broke
opea the door from the outside into
the Gazette office and frost there
broke iato the postoffice.
OVER THE STATE.
Ogalalla win have two saloons this
The citizens of Arlington are mov
ing for a curfew law.
The Burlington will build a hand
some depot at Alliance.
The city gas works of Kearney has
been sold to H. D. Watson.
The mother of ex-congressman Mer
cer died in Omaha last week.
Walter Arends of Syracuse died sud
denly in Los Angeles, cal., last week.
John Gabrousky of Dodge county
died from injuries received in a run
away. Liquor dealers of the state will have
their annual gathering in Columbus
Hon. J. H. McCall of Lexington
died last week. He was a thirty-second
The new Springdale Methodist
church in Valley county is about
ready for dedication.
Articles of incorporation have been
filed for the forming of the Farmers'
Elevator company of Bee.
John Rickett a grocer in West Beat
rice, was severely cut and bruised
about the head and body in a runaway
Ida Terrill, an Omaha girl, held up
an insurance man at the end of a six
shooter and took from him $323. She
is under arrest
Copy for the docket for the May
term of district court will contain
1,210 civil cases, a decrease of 100
from the number in the February
Elmer Fisher of Fillmore county,
who was in San Francisco the night
of the earthquake, has written his
father that he was in the midst of it
but escaped unhurt
The relatives and friends of Roy W.
Hinsdale at Beatrice were very much
relieved last week when they received
a telegram from him at San Franciscc
saying he was all right
The state oratorical contest will be
held in Lexington May 11. There are
twelve schools to take part, four in
the oratorical, four in the dramatic
and four in the humorist class.
Dr. and Mrs. Halderman, who had
been visiting at Ord, had started home
but did not reach San Francisco iv
time for the earthquake. Most of their
baggage was lost, but they are safe.
The registered live stock breeders ol
Johnson county h?ve organized the
Johnson County Breeders' Association
a society which will be maintained
for the mutual interests of its member
One of the biggest land deals con
summated in Gage county in years
was the sale last week of the Emery
Ellis section northwest of the city to
Henry Damkroger and Henry Pohlman
for $49,000 cash.
Edward D. Snyder of Nemaha county
has been adjudged insane and taken
to the hospital at Lincoln for treat
ment Mr. Snyder is one of the sub
stantial farmers residing three miles
east of Auburn.
Advices have been received at Platts
mouth from Gutherie, Okla., report
ing the tragic death of B.d Jardine,
who, for many years, resided In caw
county. He was burned to death oy
During a storm P. Hinkson, residing
a few miles northwest of' Alda, was
struck by lightning. Mr. Hinkson had
just finished feeding his stock when
the bolt of lightning struck close, ren
dering him unconscious.
Mrs. S. R. Gist of Humboldt has re
ceived word from her parents, Judge
and Mrs. E. A. Tucker of Los An
geles, to the effect that their son, Dr.
George Tucker, who was thought to be
a victim of the San Francisco disas
ter, had arrived home safely.
B. F. Warren, a wealthy citizen of
Springfield. Kan., who has been at Al
liance investigating land and brought
several thousand dollars for invest
ment disappeared last week. No traces
of him has yet been discovered. His
personal property is at a local hotel.
Foul play is feared.
Lieutenant Pulls, the Nebraskan
who was blown up by an explosion ot
dynamite in helping to save San Fran
cisco buildings, is far from dead, as
reported in press dispatches. E. B.
Mather of Eldora, la., an old friend
and comrade in the Third Nebraska
regiment, has heard from him, and
finds that he is all right
Rollin Smith, formerly of Ord. had
a thrilling experience at San Fran
cisco. He escaped from a hotel that
collapsed and through streets that
were turning to furnaces of fire made
his way to friends in Oaklane. Ot
policeman whom he saw looking up
had his head severed from the body by
a piece of falling plate glass.
Mrs. Sarah Young, for herself and
her minor child commenced an action
in the district court oi Butler county
against R. L. Beverldge. a saJosv
keeper of David City and the Metro
politan Bond and Surety company ol
Omaha for $5,000 for the death of her
husband whom she alleges became in
toxicated from liquor sold in the sa
Sheriff Quinton of Cass county has
received word from Sheriff Ehlers of
Polk county offering a reward of $75
for the return of a valuable team, bar
ness and buggy and the person whe
stole them from A. O. Tolboy of that
Henry Finley, who recently moved
from Tecumseh to Highland. Kan., un
derwent the amputation of a limb one
day recently. He was suffering with
necrosis of the ankle bones and gang
arene set in. To save his life it wa
necessary to amputate his leg just be
low the knee.
An artificial stone structure three
stories in height is being constructed
at Milford, Seward county, by a son
of Adjutant General Culver for the
handling of lithia water from the
Mrs. Freeman of Beatrice received
a letter from Mrs. H. Klelnhans, a
former Beatrice resident who is liv
ing at San Jose, CaL, in which she re
ports that their family escaped the
earthquake with little loss, though the
town suffered as much in proportion
to wealth and population as any on
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AGITATORS THRONG PARIS
DIFFICULT HATTER TO CLEAR
CUT OF RADICALS.
Russian Student Is Killed by Explo
sion of Bomb and Companion
Is Badly Injured.
Paris. The strike has ceased to
present any general menace and is
now confined to scattered agitations,
which promise prolonged struggles in
At no time did the demonstration
reach the magnitude of a revolt, but
was rather a leaderless tumult, in
which the serious labor element strug
gling for a principle, was hopelessly
contused with violent agitators, an
al chists, revolutionists, roughs and a
large number of the curious. The
workmen never succeeded in forming
a proccsstcn or cen in assembling
more than scattered bands. Their
chief action w.is a reunion of several
thousands in the labor exchange, at
which a resolution was adopted not to
return to work until the eight-hour
dcy shall have been accorded.
The explosion of a bomb which was
being carried by two Russian students
killing one and lacerating the other
has recalled attention to the con
tinued presence of a violent element,
despite the wholesale expulsions and
arrests of the last few days, xais
leads the authorities to maintain pre
cautionary police end military patrols
both in the central and outlying dis
tricts. Squadrons of cavalry are sta
tioned in the Place de L'Opera and at
the various town halls, but there is no
further necessity to exercise force.
Many workmen who quit at the end
of eight hours Wednesday found them
selves locked out Thursday morning,
the proprietors refusing to formally
concede the principle while Intending
to stop work at the eight hour.
RECEIVER FOR BOND CO.
Application of Investors in American
Reserve Concern Is
Chicago. Judge Bethea in the fed
eral court Wednesday granted an
application for the eppointment of
a receiver for the American Reserve
Bond company. The Western Trust
and Savings bank was named and the'
bonds fixed at $20,000. The complain
ants in the bill are Wirt EL Humphrey,
who invested $1,011, and Jake Filko
witz, who invested $416. The defend
ants besides the American Reserve
Bond company are alleged subsidiary
companies: The Southern Mutual In
vestment company. Lexington. Ky.;
the North American Investment com
pany of the United States, St Louis,
and the Colonial Security company, of
Chicago Banker Bound Over.
Chicago. John R. Walsh, former
railroad owner and president of the
Chicago National bank, waived a hear
ing before United States Commission
er Mark A. Foote Thursday and was
bound over to the federal grand Jury
under $50,000 bonds. He must answer
the charge of making a false report to
the comptroller of the currency.
Explosion at Powder Works.
Louisiana, Mo. The machine house,
gun-cotton house and dry cotton house
of the LaMotte Powder Works, sit
uated two miles from Ashbura, Mo.,
blew up Thursday. Charles Bernard,
ot Haverton, and Henry Pulze. of Ashr
burn, were killed and several were in
jured. Congratulates Athletes.
Athens. President Roosevelt has
telegraphed to James E. Sullivan, man
ager of the American team at the
Olympic games, as follows: "Hearty
congratulations to you and American
contestants. Uncle Sam is all right"
Professor Goes to Prison.
Kansas City. Mo. Michael Angelo
McGlnnis, a former college professor
and author of a' standard work on
mathematics, was convicted of forgery
In the criminal court here and sen
tenced to ten years in prison.
Building Strike in Oshkosh.
Oshkosh. Wis. All building opera
tions where union men were em
ployed have ceasod, all union carpen
ters of the city, about 150 in all, going
on strike. The demand is for a min
imum wage of 30 cents an hour.
Wells Hay Be Going Dry. -Elgin,
111. Fears are felt that the
artesian wells installed in 1904 are
going dry. It Is asserted that at times
the flow Is not great enough to supply
the city and that water has to be
directly trom Fox river.
NAMES SUCCESSOR TO WITTE
Former Minister of the Interior Is
Selected to Fill Position
St. Petersburg. The official an
nouncement that Premier Witte's res
ignation bad been accepted, coupled
with the statement that former Min
ister of the Interior Goremykin would
succeed him. was made Wednesday
(Emperor Nicholas of Russia Has Ac
cepted Ills Resignation as Premier.)
in view of the publications of the last
few days, tne former statement did
not come as a surprise, butM. Gorem
ykin's elevation to the premiership
created amazement. He is not only
regarded as a reactionary, but the
general opinion is that he is not equal
to the task of facing the coming crisis.
OIL TRUST REBATE PROBE
Alleged Violations of Anti-Trust Law
to Be Investigated by Depart
ment of Justice.
Washington. The statement is au
thoritatively made that the depart
ment of justice will immediately begin
an investigation of the relations of the
so-called oil trust and a number of
railroads, with a view of determining
whether there have been violations of
the anti-rebate law.
The basis for this investigation will
be the information recently submitted
to the president in a report of Com
missioner Garfield, of the bureau of
corporations, which is soon to be maoe
public. This report. It is learned,
deals only with the subject of rebates
and does not go into the questions of
violations af the anti-trust law.
TWO BANKS HAVE TROUBLE
National and State Institutions, Con
trolled by Pittsburg Man
Pittsburg, Pa. National Bank Ex
aminer John B. Cunningham Wednes
day closed the Delmont National bank
at Delmont, xa.. of which James Mc
Quaide, of this city, Is president, and
almost at the same time the attorney
general's department at Harrlsburg.
made application to the Dauphin coun
ty court for a receiver for the Monon
gahela Val.cy bank of Duquesne,
which is alleged to be insolvent Mr.
McQuaide is vice president of the Mo
nongahela bank and also has been
conducting a chain of amusement en
terprises about the country, which
consists mainly of merry-go-rounds.
Pardon for Midshipmen.
Washington. Three midshipmen,
dismissed from the naval academy for
hazing, have been recommended by
the president for restoration to the
academy with a loss of one year. The
midshipmen are Worth W. Foster, a
member of the first class, and George
H. Melvln and Richard L. Desaussure,
members of the third class.
Americans Win Most Events.
Atehns. The Olympic games com
mittee published a full list of the win
ners. The Americans won 11-firsts,"
six seconds and five thirds out of 29
events, in many of which, however,
the Americans did not compete.
Crossed Wires Cause Tire.
Connelisvllle, Pa, The new six
story building and stock of the Aaron
Furniture company was damaged by
fire Wednesday to the extent of $85,
000. Crossed electric wires are sup
posed to have caused the blaze.
Admits Bobbing Doctor.
Minneapolis, Minn. Thomas J.
Wainwright, under arrest for stealing
property from Dr. J. N. Pinault,
changed his mind ?nd decided not to
fight the charge. He pleaded guilty
to the charge of grand larceny.
Ann Arbor Geologist Dead.
Ann Arbor, Mich. Prof. Israel C
Rnssell, head of the geology depart
ment of the University of Michigan,
died Tuesday of pneumonia, prof!
Rusesll was 54 years of age and was
widely known as a scientist
10 FEAR JFJARD TINES
TRJJCO HAS CAPITAL IV tIGHT
BOB ALL BBXDS.
Work of Clearing; Up Burned Section
Progressing New Yorkers Beady
to Advance Honey.
San Francisco. An investigation
made Wednesday demonstrated that
the fear that San Francisco; wih
suffer a period of hard ''times as an
aftermath of the disastrous fire is un
founded. Careful estimate made by
authorities competent to speak, show
that within the next year there will
be over 1200,000,000 available for the
rehabilitation of San Francisco.
The following figures made clear
where this sum is to originate:
Investment of new Geary street mu
nicipal road, 1340.000; Home Tele
phone company expenditures, $1,000,
000; Insurance losses now due and
payable (approximately), $175,000,000;
United railroads new constructions,
$9,000,000; city bonds of 1904, sum
still available. $17,000,000; Ocean Shore
railway, approximated expenditures
here, $1,000,000; restoration of Pacific
States Telephone company, $1,000,000;
restoration of government buildings,
$770,000; building of sea wall, $2,000.
000. Total, $207,110,000.
It is expected that a large part of
this money will come from eastern
and foreign capitalists. In figuring
the two hundred as odd million
which will be available, the investi
gators did not take into consideration
the sums that may be raised for the
beautification and improvement of the
San Francisco. The first definite
proposition for furnishing money on
a large scale to Son Francisco for the
purpose of rebuilding some of the
burned sections was made public
Tuesday, when it was announced that
s. syndicate of New York capitalists
har agreed to advance $100,000,000
The news came in a telegram received
by W. F. Herrin, chief counsel of the
Southern Pacific, from United States
Senator Newlands, of Nevada, who
had a large interest in the burned Pal
ace hotel. Senator Newlands stated
that he had submitted the plan to New
York financiers and that they had vir
tually consented to supply the money
on a bond and mortgage basis. The
names of the New York people are not
given. The offer if under discussion
ay the local finance committee.
San Francisco. According to P. H
McCarthy, president of the Building
Trades council, there is no dearth or
mechanics at this city. Between 2.000
and 2,100 men affiliated with the coun
cil are registered, and this number, he
says, will be more than ample to han
dle current onerations. He advises
against mechanics coming to San
Francisco. Regarding wages and hours
Mr. McCarthy has pronounced In a
statement that the council would not
ratify the slightest change of the pre
vious standard and that no advantage
would be taken of the people who con
template reconstructing buildings
within the near future.
PARDONS EXPELLED MIDDIES
Ken Dismissed from Naval Academy
Are Restored to Classes in In
terest of the Service.
Washington. Three midshipmen,
dismissed from the naval academy for
hazing, have been recommended by
the president for restoration to the
academy with a loss of one year.
The midshipmen are Worth W.
Foster, a member of the first class,
and George H. Melvin and Richard L.
Desaussure, members of the third
class. In his letter the president
"After a careful consideration of the
history of the recent trials for hazing
at Annapolis, I am satisfied that in
the case of each of these young men,
justice and the interests of the naval
service will be best served by making
the punishment in effect a reduction
to the next lower class at the acad
emy, involving loss of numbers with
corresponding loss of rank and pay
in his later naval career, rather than
a complete severance from the service
The president then points out that
under the drastic provisions of the
old law It became the duty of the su
perintendent of the naval academy to
court-martial midshipmen who com
mitted any act of hazing without re
gard to its character, whether grave
He then recalls that congress by
act of April 9 last has done away with
the inflexible features of the law and
has conferred a measure of discretion
upon the superintendent of the naval
academy, the secretary of the navy
and the president in the disciplinary
administration of the naval academy.
Arrested for Land Frauds.
Oshkosh, Wis. Five lumbermen
and bankers representing an aggre
gate wealth far in excess of $1,000,000,
were arrested Thursday night on th?
charge of conspiracy to defraud the
government by means of alleged land
frauds in the state of Oregon.
To Probe Boodle Charges.
Marietta, O. A great sensation was
created here when Judge Jores in
structed the grand jury to thoroughly
investigate the reports of Doodling at
the Republican county convention held
Actor's Eldest Son Karriea.
London. Mrs. Nannie Langhorne
Shaw, of .Virginia, and Waldorf Astor,
eldest son of William Waldorf Astor,
were quietly married at All Soul's
church by the Rev. Francis Scott Web
ster, M. A.
Rockefeller's Aid Is Dead.
Cleveland, O. Henry C. Rouse,
chairman of the board of directors of
the Missouri, Kansas A Texas Rail
way company and president of a num
ber of other western railways, died
here Monday of pneumonia.
Tire in Illinois Town.
Peoria. HI. Peoria was appealed to
for help Wednesday morning as the
result of a fire which destroyed the
Verry elevator, the Methodist church
and several residences at Arlington, In
COLL FOUND GUILTY.
jTormer Assistant Cashier of Vint Na
tional of Milwaukee -Is Convicted
en Thirty-Four Counts.
Milwaukee. Henry G. Goll former
assistant cashier cf the First National
bank of this city was found guilty by a
jury in the United States district court
Sunday on 19 counts out of 34. The
counts in the indictments against the
defendant on which he was found
guilty relate to false entries and the
misapplication of funds in the bank,
those 'relating to embezzlement and
telegrams being thrown out
The verdict was reached by the Jury
after a session lasting eight houra.
The amount of money which Goll
was alleged to have misapplied was
about $250,000. Mr. Goll was un
moved by the verdict and referred all
interviewers to his attorneys. He was
remanded to the custody of the United
Attorney William B. Rubin, for the
defandant. at once made a motion for
a new trial.
The trial of Henry G. Goll lasted ex
actly three weeks, during which, time a
large volume of evidence was submit
ted to the Jury. The most interesting
part of the testimony wa3 that offered
by the former president of the bank.
Frank G. Bigeiow, who is now serving
a ten years sentence at the Fort Leav
enworth prison, he having pleaded
guilty to looting the bank, without un
dergoing a trial. Bigeiow testified that
many of the acts with which Goll was
charged were committed under his di
rection, but stated that he had no
knowledge of some of them. Aside
from Bigelow's testimony, bank offi
cials were subpoenaed from several
outside cities and testified as to various
accounts with the Milwaukee bank.
Several bookkeepers and tellers of the
bank gave testimony on most cf the
charges, the basis for which having
been unearthed by the government's ex
Goll was Monday denied his free
dom on a bail bond pending argu
ment for a new trial before United
States District Judge Quarles on Sat
WIFE DENOUNCES APOSTLE
Dowie Is Publicly Told He Was In
discreet in Relations with
Chicago. White and trembling and
hoarse with emotion, Mrs. Jane
Dowie faced her husband, the deposed
apostle of Zion, on the platform
in Zion tabernacle Thursday night
and asserted flatly, in the hearing of
a crowd of 300 of his present and
former followers, that he had been
indiscreet in his relations with Miss
Ruth Hofer, the Swis3 heiress, and
other young women. It was the first
time that the wife of Dowie had at
tacked him publicly and in his pres
ence, and the encounter wa3 the most
dramatic episode in the recent series
of sensational events attending the
disruption of the north shore com
munity. The audience was astounded at the
show of feeling on the rart of the
wife, which wa3 brought about by
Dowie himself, who had asked Mrs.
Dowie for a statement in his defense.
Not only did the "apostle's" helpmeet
denounce him, but she scored Overseei
Voliva and his lieutenants, and ended
with a statement that she would de
mand a hearing in her own defense
before a Voliva audience next Sun
CONSTABLES FIRE ON MOB
Foreign Xineworkers Attack State
Police with Stones and Receive
Shower of Bullets.
Mount Carmel, Pa. The first seri
ous collision in the anthracite coal
regions since mining was suspended
on April 1, occurred here Monday be
tween a mob of Idle mine workers
and a platoon of the new state con
stabulary force, and resulted in the
injuring of probably 20 men, three of
them will likely die.
The distrubance was caused by- an
attack on a detail of the state police
by several hundred foreigners, who
threw stones at the policemen and
otherwise endangered their lives to
such an extent that they were forced
to fire on the crowd.
While it is believed that a score of
persons were Injured during the day
only ten are accounted for. Three, It
is thought, will die.
Daring Plot Nipped.
Baku, Caucasia. A daring plot ol
Armenian revolutionists to rob the
magazine in the arsenal here, which
contains over 1,000,000 rifle cartridges
the entire reserve supply for all tht
regiments composing the garrison, hai
been accidentally discovered just as
the conspirators were on the verge ol
success. They bored a tunnel 700 feel
long in the direction of the arsenal. II
was one of the most pretentious exam
ples of subterranean work in revolu
tionary annals since the days of the
terrorists of the '80s.
Divorce for Tobacco Chief.
Newark, N. J. Vice Chancellor Pit
ney Thursday advised that a decree ol
absolute divorce be granted to James
B. Duke, president of the American
Tobacco company, in his suit against
Mrs. Lillian Duke.
Heresy Court to Meet
Rochester. N. Y. The members ol
the ecclesiastical court who tried Dr.
Algernon S. Crapsey for heresy at Ba
tavia last week will reassemble in ex
ecutive session at that place May 9 to
decide on a verdict.
Confess to Eight Murders.
Dresden. Saxony. Max Dittrlch, a
leather worker, who was arrested re
cently on the suspicion of murder
confessed to the police that he had
killed eight persons in the course of
Swedish Lutheran Conference.
Joliet I"- The annex, district con
ference of the Swedish Luthcrn church
convened Wednesday evening, with
i30 delegates and 115 pastors, repre
senting Illinois, Indiana, Michigan an 1
A GREAT GATHERING ABOUT TO
COMING RUSSIA PARLIAMENT
Its Deliberations May Have Tendency
te Change History ef Europe A
Great Advance from the Present
WASHINGTON The national as
sembly of Russia, to which so man
hopes for the future of that counrrj
are anchored, will be convened at tht
Tauride palace in St. Petersburg ot
Thursday, May 10. Never before in
the history of Russia has there been
an assemblage which, with the sanc
tion and approval of the government,
has represented the people. It would
therefore appear to be an experiment
upon the outcome, of which will de
pend the future of Russia. The na
tional assembly or douma was granted
by the emperor Aumist 19. 1905. and
according to the official announcement
Is established for the preliminary study
and discussion of legislative proposi
tions, which, according to the funda
mental laws, go up through the coun
cil of the empire to the supreme auto
cratic authority. The composition of
the council of the empire or upper
house one-half appointed by the em
peror and one-half elected from tin
nobility and clergy would seem suffi
ciently pliable to block the douma
should it he in opposition to the crown.
In the manifesto on March 6. 19QK.
was an innocent-lookinc; provision,
placing beyond the jurisdiction of Par
liament and consigning; for considera
tion to commissions of the council of
the empire the reports of the minister
of finance, charpes of malfensanco
leninst officials of the government, the
establishment of stock companies, with
p3cial privileges and questions relating
to the entailed estates, titles of no
bility, etc. The government retains
the power to promulgate "temporary"
laws during the recesses of Parlia
ment, and as the Parliament is sub
ject to dissolution by imperial ultas
the government is in a position in
time of stress to rid itself of anv ob
noxious legislation and proclaim such
laws as it deems necessary. Thret
hundred and seventy-one members
have been elected to tie assembly, of
which the constitutional democrats
have a clear working majority. The
oath to be taken by the members in
"We promise to perform our duties to
the best of our knowledge and abilitv
In all loyalty to his maiesty and mind
ful of the welfare of Russia."
The first and all important mattor
to come up will be the agrarian prob
lem, and recent dlsrathr; from St.
Petersburg seem to indicate that the
government will work in accord with
the assembly in this matter by propos
ing the information of a parliamentary
commission to elaborate, plans for an
PRESIDENT STANDS PAT.
Heoburn ' Measure With
tittndnft ia Jfte Thing.
WASHlNGTofr" PfeSWent Pcoro
velt reiterated his views on railroad
rate legislation in a telegram sent to
the legislative committee of the Penn
sylvania state grange. The telegram
"WASHINGTON, D. C. Mov 6. W.
F. Hill and Members Legislative Com
mittee. Pennsylvania State Grantee:
Telecrram received. I am hanny to tell
you that not only I am standing on my
orieinal position as repards rate Iesns
lation. but It seems likely that con
gress will take this position, too. The
Hepburn bill meets my views, as I
have from the beginning stated. The
Allison amendment is only declara
tory of what the Hepburn bill must
mean supposing it to be constitu
tional, and no genuine friend of the
bill can object to it without stulifying
A BOMB THROWN.
Attempt is Made Upon Life of Vice
MOSCOW A bomb was thrown at
the carriage of Vice Admiral Doubas
soff, governor general of Moscow, as
he was being driven to the palace Un
coln. He was wounded In the foot
and his aide-decamp and a sentry were
killed. The man who threw the bomb
Is reported to have been killed. He
wore an officer's uniform. Access to
the palace is barred.
Edward Rosewater for Senator.
OMAHA The Omaha Been contains
an article announcing the candidicy
of Edward Rosewater for United
States senator. A copy of the article
was furnished to the Associated Press
for transmission to its patrons.
Indicted for Land Frauds.
PORTLAND, Ore. United States
District Attorney Bristol made public
the names of twenty-one persons in
cluded In the final batch of the most.
Important government land fraud in
dictments which has been returned by
the present federal grand jury.
Greely Gets $300000.
WASHINGTON Following repre
sentations made to the war department
by Majqr General Greely. commanding
the Department of the Pacific, Secre
tary Taft has placed at the disposal
of that ofleer an amount approximat
ing $2M.0ot of the relief fund of $2.
500,000 appropriated by congress for
the relief of the San Francisco suffer
ers. With this money General Greely
will pay for supplies aTreidy purchased
and others which are needed, including
fresh meat, which he says, is indispen
sable. Automobile Industry.
WASHINGTON The automobile In
dustry, according to a preliminary bul
letin issued by the census bureau.
shows a very large Increase for the
calendar year 1904 as oomnared with
1900, the year of taking the twelfth
census. In the former year 21,386 pas
senger and pleasure machines were
produced, as against 3.316 in 1900. and
T.441 vehicles of other styles in 1904.
as agala&t 407 in 1900. In 1904 the
amount of capital invested was $20.
656.247, as against S5.768.857 in 190
sr an increase of 256 per cent
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