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THIS IN NEBRASKA
EVENTS OF INTEREST OF MORE
OR LESS IMPORTANCE. .
President Reusing Speaks of Chari
ties and Corrections Mr.
Bryan to Speak at Peru.
OMAHA la bis .annual address be
fore the Corrections and Charities
conference In this city. President Reu
sing paid many tributes to the condi
tion of charities and corrections and
spoke of the courtesy of Superintend
ent Morris o hoss Aetf teaicBl ...OIET
ent Morris oi the Associated Charities
m. arranging for the conference. He
declared that because the political law's
of the state were suca that inexperi
enced men and women are too often
put in charge of the state institutions
only to be removed in two years and
succeeded by other equally inexperi
enced men and women, it has been
found necessary to form a board,
whose duty it was to inquire into
causes of dependents and delinquents
and to relieve the needs of unfortu
nates. He deplored that in the entire
organization, there were no mofe than
two dozen active workers, the rest be
ing merely sympathizers and would-be-office-holders.
"A few enthusiastic workers," he
said, "have formed what is known as
the Nebraska State Conference of
Charities and Corrections. Its work
and aims may be summed up as fol
lows: First, to disseminate and in
tensify interests in charity, seeing to
it that only those receive charity who
deserve it and will oe benefited by
it. Third, to rationalize penalty, tak
ing tiie idea of retribution or vengence
entirely out of it. Fourth, the reform
laws, institutions and administration,
according to the above advanced ideas.
Fifth, so far as we can to give such a
healthful system and to man's whole
moral and civic life that fewer will
tend to poverty and crime than do
Mr. Bryan at Commencement.
PERU Presiden John A. Woodard
of the senior class of the state normal,
- in reply to a unanimous invitation from
the class, has received the following
"' letter from Colonel W. J. Bryan:
v "My Dear Mr. Woodard: I thank
you for the very kind invitation which
i extend on behalf of the class, and
I am glad to note that your commence
ment comes at a time when I shall be
at home, and I take great pleasure in
accepting. Please present my compli
ments to the class and assure them
that I appreciate the honor which they
- Mr. Bryan's acceptance has occa
sioned imicu gratification, not only
among the members of the senior
class, but the other classes as well,
and among the friends and patrons of
the school. Colonel Bryan's non-partisan
address made in chapel during
the campaign here was regardeu as
one of the best aadresses ever given
at Peru. His coming again will be
h?iled with pleasure by patrons and
students of the school.
Petition for Pardon.
A lengthy petition with many signa
tures was presented to Gov. Mickey
by Attorney 1.. W. Billingsley. asking
for the pardon of Chanes D. McMillen
or Red Cloud, who has served three
j ears of a sentence of eight years for
the crime of manslaughter. The gov
ernor paro!ld McStillen some time
ago tc a harncssmaker at Benedict.
!::it lie returned voluntarily to the
r;iitcntiary. claiming that he feared
I'nit. his surroundings there were such
at his temper might get the better
" him and also get him into trouble
Good Prices for Land.
STERLING I-and about Sieiling is
bringing good prices. IjisI week E.
tulhke bought the 220-acre farm of
jT. R. White seven miles north of
Sterling for $29,000. It. is one of the
-best improved farms in this county.
following week George Frey of
Hv.ron, Neb., bought the H. G. Fit
bain ICO-acre farm two miles east of
.Sterling for $12,009.
Attempt to Burn Schoolhouse.
BRADSHAW An attempt was
made a few nights since to set fire to
'the public school building at this
place. The scheme had been carefully
planned by the would-be incendiary.
A -box about ten inches square had
been filled with excelsior which was
well soaked with coal oil. while over
this had been drawn a sack well
soaked with oil.
Engineer Teal Drops Dead.
NORFOLK Andrew Teal, one of
the oldest and best known North
western engineers, who had been in
the senrice for many years here, drop
ped dead from heart failure.
A Woman Falls Dead.
KEARNEY Apparently in the best
of health. Mrs. Albin Lund, wife of a
prosperous and prominent farmer east
of the city, fell dead at her home,
from heart disease.
Argument of Tax Case.
The famous Nebraska railroad tax
cases which the railroads have been
trying persistently to stave off will
be argued before the United States
supreme court at Washington, Tues
day, January 22. This date was agreed
upon between Attorney General Norris
Brown, representing the state, and
Charles J. Greene, special attorney
for the Burlington, who was armed
with written credentials authorizing
him to act for John N. Baldwin, for
the Union Pacific
Banker Cut in a Fight
BEATRICE F. L. Pothast, cashier
of the Farmers State bank of Pick
rell. was assaulted at rickrell by Elvin
and Harry Snyoer. In the fight Mr.
Pothast received a knife wound in
Mickey Honors Requisition.
Gov. Mickey has honored the requi
sition of the governor of Colorado for
the return of J. B. Flora to Fort Col
lins on the charge of having obtained
' money under false pretenses. Flora
Is now aader arrest ia Omaha.
The Kearney Realty company has
filed its articles of Incorporation with
the secretary of state.
The' Bnevofclson. Xand company. of
St PauTfcas been incorporated with
a paid up capital of $8,000.
E. Ll McGregor, a wealthy farmer
of Cedar county, .suicided last week.
His dead body was found in his barn.
Sam Thomas, who was -arrested at
Keokuk. Ia, for swindling, is wanted
In Fremont, for the same kind of a
A matrimonial agency in St. Joseph
got $125 out of a Cass county man,
but the promised wife was not forth
coming. The. Salvation Army on Christmas
day distributed twenty-five baskets of
food and over 150 garments to the
worthy poor of Beatrice.
The Andrews Dental company of
Omaha with a paid up capital stock
of $25,00 filed its articles of incorpo
ration with the secretary of state.
The 2-year-old son of Mrs. O. F.
Willems, living near Diller, pulled a
can of hot lard over and was badly
burned about the neck, arms and
Switchman Mose S. Jennings, at the
McCbok yards lost a leg in an acci
dent while switching cars. It was am
putated below the Knee. He will re
cover. Seigle Crossley, a farmer living
seven miles north of Mason City, had
his foot crushed in a corn sheller. It
is thought the iimb will have to be
At North Platte, after a sensational
trial at the preliminary hearing of
Miss Mirth Claric for the murder of
John Leonard, the county judge dis
charged the defendant.
As showing the tendency of Pawnea
county lands to advance, F. M. Col
well sold last the forty-acre fruit
farm of G. R. Martin,' one-fourth of a
mile west of Table Rock, for $110 per
At the annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Bruno State bank of
Bruno, it was unanimously voted to
increase the capital stock to $10,000
and erect a new modern brick bank
The annual report of the treasurer
of the State University Athletic board
has been made and it shows the total
receipts for the year were $17,689.50
and the expenditures $15,296.27, leav
ing a oalance of $2,393.27.
Thomas and Robert Halpin. the .old
est 15 years old. living with their
uncle and guardian in Valley county,
are said to be the victims or such cruel
neglect that the matter has been in
vestigated by the county, court.
Anurew Teal, one of the best known
locomotive engineers In the state, died
at Norfolk from valvular heart trouble.
Mr. Teal hat just completed his
twenty-five years of service for the
Chicago & Northwestern railway.
The Tecumseh city council has
passed resolutione and placed the same
upon record pledging the council to
raise annually the $600 required . by
Andrew Carnegie for the maintenance
of the proposed new library building.
Andrew Arnold, an old Gage county
resident who was thrown from his
horse a few days ago at his farm near
Inavale, died from his injuries which
resulted in concussion of the brain. He
was 56 years of age and leaves a
widow and six children, two daughters
and four sons.
Vernon Bascom, cashier of the Na
tional bank of rawnee City, teceived
a message from Centralia. Wash., to
the effect that his brother, Frank A.
Bascom, a conductor on the Northern
Pacific, running between Portland and
Tacoma had been injured in a wreck,
and probably would not live.
A claim for $350 for interest on a
claim of $3,300 will be filed with the
state auditor by O. B. Poltt, of Cleve
land. O. The company, after being
in litigation with the state of Neb
raska for fifteen months, obtained
judgment for the $3,300, and now
wants the interest on its money from
the time the contract was completed
until the case was decided.
The requisition of the governor of
Colorado for the return to Fort Col
lins of J. B. Flora has been .honored
by Governor Mickey. Collins, who is
now under arrest at Omaha, is charged
with obtaining money under false
pretenses, it being alleged that he bor
rowed a horse for an hour and se
cured from Howard Russel $90 under
a chattel mortgage on tne animal.
Less grain was produced in Nebras
ka this year than last, according to
the estimates made by the state la
bor bureau on the acreage and pro
duction of the various crops. An in
crease of about 6.000,000 bushels is
noted in winter wheat, but spring
wheat fell short about 200,000 bushels.
Corn fell short almost 2.500.000 bush
els of the production of last year.
Twenty-two stacks of hay belonging
to AI Tift on land southeast of North
Platte, near the stock yards, ws
burned. The tonnage -destroyed was
in the neighborhood of 150. and the
total loss will amount to over $1,200.
J. D. Brown, for fifteen years the
leading business man of Burchard. has
sold is stock of general merchandise
and retires trom business with a com
Letters written three years ago were
last week found in the United States
mail box in the Omaha National bank
building, where a defective box had
prevented their being seen and re
moved by the mail gathered since the
time tney were dropped in the box.
Of the remaining $4,400 indebted
ness on the city electric lighting plant
at Tecumseh. $2.0ou will be paid Jan
uary 1. It was hoped the council
would be able to tree the debt at this
time, but it was not. During the punt
year the city has reduced its total
bonded indebtedness $4,000.
The Hoh-a hotei in Red Cloud
caught fire in the garret from a de
fective flue. Before the flames could
be extinguished part of the roof was
burned and considerable damage done
by water to furnisnings on the second
In a report made public last Week
State Superintendent McBrien stated
that one-seventh of the teachers of
the state are men. The male teachers
draw one-fifth ot the total salary paid
to educators in the state. The aver
age wage for men is $0 a month, that
oz the females ,2.
ANOTHER MERRY CHRISTMAS FOR FATHERI
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PRESIDENT TAKES OUTING
Several Guests Are Members of the
Party Will Return to Wash
Charlottesville, Va. President
Roosevelt, his family and guests
reached Pine Knot, Mrs. Roosevelt's
cottage In the southern part of Albe
marle county, at five o'clock Thursday
afternoon. Their outing will continue
The party was joined here by E. C.
Hamer, Jr., a young naval lieutenant,
and Richard Wilmer, young son of Dr.
Wilmer, of Washington. .Those who
came from Washington are:
President and Mrs. Roosevelt, their
five children. Miss Ethel, Theodore,
Jr., Kermit, Archie and Quentin; Rear
Admiral P. M. Rlxey, surgeon general
of the nary; M. S. Latta, assistant
secretary to the president and Miss
Langdon. a friend of Miss Ethel's. L.
S. Brown, general agent of the South
ern railway, also accompanied the
president, but he went only as far as
North Garden. Mr. Latta will make
his headquarters at Charlottesville,
and will make trips to Pine Knot
when business develops requiring the'
president's attention. There Is tele
phone communication also between
Charlottesville and Plain Dealing, the
Wilmer county home, adjoining Pine
Knot, of which use will be made for
the president in case of necessity.-
TROOPS LEAVE SCOOBA.
Mississippi Town Quiet and No More
Meridian, Miss. All the troops sta
tioned at Scooba, the scene of the re
cent race troubles, returned Thursday
afternoon in charge of Gov. Vardaman,
who went there Wednesday night to
take personal command of the situa
tion. Returning military officials and
others comment unfavorably on the
reports that have been sent out broad
cast regarding the situation at Scooba.
The condition there is reported quiet
and apprehension of further trouble is
passed. The railroad officials say there
were no fresh outbreaks Thursday.
The difficulty which aroused both
races in this city and vicinity occurred
three miles northeast of here Tues
day. Accurate Information upon this
trouble is not yet available here, but
it is known that at least five negroes
lost their lives as a result of it. There
are also reported several others killed.
However, these reports lack confirma
tion. Kentucky Feud Fatal.
Lexington. Ky. Hiram Mullins and
his son William were shot and fatally
wounded in a feud battle fought at
their home with a gang of despera
does, headed by Charles and Bud Lit
tle and John Brewer. The house was
ridiled with bullets, and every window
was broken. The battle ceased only
when both the Mullins were shot
Costly Fire at Marietta, Ga.
Atlanta. Ga A special from
Marietta. Ga. says the plant of
the Georgia Manufacturing and Public
Service company, including the Mari
etta Paper mill, was burning Monday
evening. Already a loss of $150,000
had been caused, and the fire was not
yet under control.
' Bryan Will Be Candidate.
Topeka, Kan. In an interview here
Thursday William J. Bryan practically
adnskted that he would be a candidate
for the presidential nomination before
the next Democratic national conven
tion. Rusisan Consul a Suicide.
Liverpool. The Rusisan consul
l.r Col. De Heimann. was fnnnri
1 dead in bed Thursday morning, having
been killed by a pistol shot and a knife
wound that were inflicted by him
self. Two Killed, by Bomb in Russia.
Kharkov. Russia An unknown
traveler dropped a bomb in the rail
way station here Wednesday evening
upon alighting from an incoming train.
Two passengers were killed and many
Outlaws Sheet j
Tulsa, L T. In a running fight over
a rocky country. Deputy United States
Marshal Strickland was shot and left
for dead by two desperate, outlaws.
The battle occurred near Dawson, a
VICTORY FOR STANOARD OIL.
Recent Verdict Against Trust
Findlay, O., Thrown Out.
Findlay, O. The Standard Oil
company won a victory in common
pleas court here Monday when Jndge
W. S. Duncan decided that the probate
court had no jurisdiction in the suit
brought against it in the probate court
and threw out the recent verdict of
guilty against the company.
Prosecutor David sometime ago filed
an information ia the probate, court
against the Standard, charging it with
violating the anti-trust laws of the
state. He maintained that he could
get action quicker against the com
pany by this proceeding than through
indictments in the common pleas
The Standard attorneys contended
that the probate court had no juris
diction in the matter; that If there
had been a violation of the, law the
prosecutor should have proceeded
against the company through indict
ments. This point was upheld by Judge
Duncan and the case is thus thrown
out of the probate court 5
This decision in no way effects the
Indictments recently returned ia com
mon pleas court by the grand jury
against John D. Rockefeller and the
other officials of the Standard v Oil
company, charging them with violat
ing the anti-trust laws.
It 1c understood the prosecution will
appeal the case to a higher court
NEGRO SOLDIER IN PERIL:
Threatened with Lynching for Throw
ing White Woman Into Street
El Reno, Okla. Race feeling is at
white heat and threats of lynching are
heard on every hand as a result of an
assault committed on Mrs. T. Clifford,
wife of a prominent physician, Thurs
day afternoon by a negro soldier of
the Twenty-fifth infantry.
Mrs. Clifford and her sister, Mrs. S.
H. Clark, were attempting to pass
the soldier when he viciously grabbed'
Mrs. Clifford around the waist and
threw her into the street, exclaiming
that the sidewalk belonged to him.
Mrs. Clark screamed for assistance
and the assailant fled, escaping before
help arrived. The women will attempt
to identify him when he returns to the
STEAMER STRATHCONA BURNS.
Vessel Beached and 390 Passengers
Saved Heroism of Crew.
Halifax, N. S. Word was received
here Sunday from Port Dufferin. a
small coast town some 60 miles east
of this city, of the destruction by fire
of the passenger steamer Strathcona,
owned by the Halifax & Canso
Steamship company, and bound from
this port for Canso and Guysbor
ough. That no lives were lost is due prin
cipally to the heroism of the engineers
and firemen, who stuck to their posts
until the steamer was beached and
every one of the .380 passengers land
ed. In less than one hour after the
beaching of the steamer she was
burned to the water's edge.
Costly Blaze in Denver.
Denver, Col. The Ernest A Cran
mer building, one of the finest office
buildings in the city, was damaged by
fire Tuesday, the seventh and eighth
floors being entirely destroyed. "The
total loss Is $200,000.
Commercial Teachers Meet
Cleveland, O. Th National
Commercial School Teachers' fed
eration convened here Thursday with
an attendance of between 400 and 500
delegates, representing all parts of
Woman Dies of Hydrophobia.
New York. Mrs. Charles Weeks. 60
years old. of New Rochelle, died at her
home from hydrophobia She was
bitten three weeks ago by a small fox
terrier her husband found in the
Texas Priest Falls Dead.
DenisoB, Tex. Rev. T. K. Crowley,
of St Patrick's church, while putting
on his vestments to celebrate high
mass, dropped dead Christmas day.
He had been a priest here for 15 years
and was highly esteemed.
Indicted for Grabbing Land.
Helena, Mont T. E. Brady, a prbm
inent Great Falls lawyer, has been In
dicted by the' federal' grand jury in
this city on the charge- of having Il
legally fenced 11467 seres of
land In Valley county.
YAOUtS MURDER MAKY
MEXICANS AR1 BUTCH E RID AT
LENCHO ND ON RANCHES.
TENT HOUSE8 ARE BURNED
American .Saved by the Timely Ar
rival? f Work Train Other Mas
sacres Near Valencia Are
El Paso, Tex. The details of the
Taqul Indian outbreak at Lencho sta
tion on the Cananea, Taqui River,
Pacific railroad, a branch of the South
ern Pacific in Sonora, Mexico, Satur
day night in which eight Mexicans
were killed and all tent houses burned,
have been received here.
No Americans were killed, although
it is certain that but for the timely
arrival of a work train with a large
crew of laborers Foreman Thompson
and his wife would have been killed.
Reports from the same vicinity tell
of murders and outrages perpetrated
by the Taquis Thursday and Friday
nights. The victims were all Mexi
cans, who were taken by, surprise on
their lonesome ranches. Details of the
outbreak are extremely meager, but
show that the situation is serious.
Immediately after the houses were
set on fire, and by the light of the
flames the Taquis shot at the fright
ened Mexicans who were trying to es
cape. The reports received here say
that in addition to the eight men killed
in the station a number of Mexicans
were wounded. At a time when the
residents of the camp, including
Thompson and his American wife,
seemed doomed, the whistle of a work
train was heard, and a few minutes
later the train pulled into the station.
The crew of the train immediately
went to the assistance of the people at
the station and the Indians took to
Mexican troops are now in pursuit
of the hand and it is believed the In
dians will be soon run down and cap
tured. Soldiers are being rushed to
the troubled district in large numbers,
as the government is determined to
make short work of the latest out
break. It is believed that the out
break will not prove general and that
the trouble has all been caused by one
large renegade band.
Massacre Near Valencia.
Nogales, Mexico. Details are arriv
ing here of the butchery of a party of
Mexicans by Taqui Indians near Va
lencia, 60 miles below Guymas.
Eleven Mexicans and one American
were killed, and, from all accounts,
there were over 100 Indians In the
attacking party. The employes of the
Southern Pacific railroad in that sec
tion are frightened. It is said many
are leaving and that the massacre may
delay the road to Guadalajara.
TO REVISE CUBA'S LAWS.
Governor Megeon Signs the Decree
Appointing the Commission.
Havana Governor Magoon Mon
day signed the long-awaited de
cree appointing a commission to re
vise the laws of Cuba This commis
sion will submit to the provisional
governor the draft of an electoral law,
new provincial and municipal laws, a
law defining the organization and
functions of the judiciary, a civil serv
ice law, and also will treat on such
other subjects of great interest as may
be referred to it by the provisional
The commission consists of Cole H.
Crowder, of the judge advocate gen
eral's department of the American
army, president; Jose Miguel Gomez,
secretary,- and Erasmo G. Boudet,
Francisco C. Justiz, Manuel M. Coron
ado, Mario G. Kohly, Felipe G. Sarrain,
Otto Schocmrichf Miguel F. Viondi,
Alferdo Zayas and Major Blanton C.
Winship, U. S. A. The salaries of the
members of the commission, excepting
those in the employ of the United
States government, are fixed at $400 a
month. The first meeting will be held
on January 3. This is regarded as the
first step toward holding new elec
tions. Former Railway Agent Arrested.
Denver, Col. Frederick F.
Boehm, formerly city passenger agent
of the Lake Shore railroad at Niagara
Falls, was arrested here Thursday
on the charge of embezzling several
thousand dollars from the railroad
company. Boehm has been in Denver
for about a year. Under the name of
Frederick F. Stanton he has been em
ployed in a position of trust by the
Vankleeck Bacon Investment com
pany. He is said to have confessed, to
a portion of the shortage charged
Bad Earthquake in Chili.
Santiago, Chile. Half of the town
of Arica, in the province of Tacna, has
been destroyed by an earthquake, and
other towns in the neighborhood have
suffered more or less severely. The
seaport of Iquique, 120 miles south of
Arica, was not damaged.
Well Known Artist Dies.
New York. Walter Appleton Clark,
the well known artist and illustrator,
died Thursday at his home in this city.
Mr. Clark was 31 years old. He
was born In Worcester, Mass., in 1876,
and had won a high place in art
Former Railway Agent Arrested.
Denver. Col. F. F. Boehm, formerly
city passenger agent of the Lake Shore
railroad at Niagara Falls, was arrested
here Thursday on the charge of em
bezzling several thousand dollars from
the railroad company.
Express Official Shoots Himself.
New York. Benjamin Brown, finan
cial manager of the American and
United States Express companies, shot
and probably fatally wounded himself
Wednesday. No reason for his action
Famous Pilot Drowned.
Portland.., Ore. Capt William P.
Greggbryof the United States steam
ship Heather, sends word from Ju
neau, Alaska, of r& probable death
by arownmg oz vapt James E.
nan, the pioneer Amekan pilot
MOB LATCHES A WRBERER
TAKEN FROM JAIL AT LAS ANI
.. MAS, COU AND STRUNG UP.
Crowd e iWsMcod 'Men A
Victim Coolly Await
Las Awlmas. CoL Lawrence
Leberg was' lynched here Tnnra-
day night for the mnrder of Henry
Lavenmeyer, by a mob of masked
men. About 40 men entered the Jail
shortly before 'Bine o'clock and easily
overpowered the sheriff, under sheriff
and two other officers and locked them
securely in a room of the building.
Then men went to the. cell occupied
by Leberg, struck the shackles from'
his limbs and took bin from the Jan.
A larger number of men and boys
were waiting outside the walls and
when the prisoner and his captors ap
peared they formed a procession and
marched a short distance from the
jail and banged Leberg to a telegraph
pole. The self-confessed murderer
made no resistance and made no
Before the mob reached the jail Le
berg heard them coming. He arose
from his cot, dressed himself coolly
and awaited the coming of the
avengers of Lavenmeyer's death. The
leader of the mob made no effort te
disguise himself, and It is declared
that the ringleaders are known to the
Leberg's crime was inhuman.
Alighting from a Santa Fe freight
train Tuesday afternoon at Robinson
station, near this city, he crossed the
river and secured a meal from a
farmer named Purvis. When he fin
ished eating, he demanded lodging, but
was refused because of his abusive
language. Leberg left the Purvis farm
and after preparing a camp on the
river bank, started back toward Pur
vis place. He set fire to a hay stack
belonging to Henry Lavenmeyer,
thinking it was the property of Pur
vis. The fire attracted Lavenmeyer.1
who took Leberg Into custody, allow
ing him to ride behind him on his
horse. When Lavenmeyer dismounted
to open the gate at bis ranch, Leberg
struck him on the head with a ham
mer, which he found tied to the saddle.
The farmer fell stunned, and Leberg
beat him over the head until he be
came tired. Then with a pocket knife
he cut Lavenmeyer's throat from ear
to ear and attemoted to scalp him.
The burning haystack attracted the
neighbors to the scene, who found the
mutilated body. A posse was formed
and Leberg was caught a mile or two
away riding Lavenmeyer's horse. He
submitted to arrest quietly and even
boasted of his crime, saying that he
had drunk the blood of his victim.
DEATH FOR NEBOGATOFF.
Russian Admiral and Three Others
Condemned for Surrender.
St Petersburg. Because he
surrendered his squadron to the
Japanese in the battle of the Sea of
Japan on May 28, 1906, Rear Admiral
Nebogatoff Is sentenced to death. The
same fate is meted out to Commander
Lichino, of the coast defense ironclad
General Admiral Apraine; Rear Ad
miral Gregorieff, of the coast defense
ship Admiral Seniavin, and Liuet
Smirnoff, who succeeded to the com
mand of the battleship Nicolal I.
Such Is the decision of the court
martial which has been trying Ad
miral Nebogatoff and 78 officers of his
squadron, but in view of extenuating
circumstances and the long and oth
erwise blameless careers of these of
ficers, the court will netition the em
peror to commute their sentences to
ten years' imprisonment in a fortress.
Four other officers were sentenced to
snore terms 01 imprisonment in a
fortress, while the remainder were ac
quitted of the charges brought against
GRAIN TIE-UP NEAR END.
Hundreds of Cars Arriving in Minneap
olis Every Day.
Minneapolis, Minn. The back
bone of the grain tie-up will soon
be broken, as hundreds of cars of
grain are now coming Into the city
daily, particularly over the Great
Northern, Northern Pacific and Soo,
the roads which handle the most grain.
Great Northern officials assert that
they will have handled over 7,000 grain
cars locally by the end of December,,
as against 3,000 in the month of No-,
vember. The Northern Pacific will
have handled between 1,200 and 1,500
cars at the end of December, as
against 558 in November.
The other roads do not show any in
crease worthy of mention, but the in
crease on the two big roads Is grow
ing daily, and it is therefore believed
that the tie-up will not last long.
Milwaukeean Fined for Bribery.
Milwaukee. Former Supervisor Au
gust Puis In the municipal court
Wednesday afternoon pleaded guilty
to two indictments charging bribery
in connection with county contracts
and was fined $700.
Heavy Snow In Great Britain.
London. The heaviest snowstorms
the United Kingdom has bad in many
years raged Tuesday, with heavy
gales. Traffic was badly hampered
and there were many small wrecks
along the coast most of the sailors
Father of Alfalfa Is Dead.
Topeka, Kan. Harrison Parkmaa.
who first brought, alfalfa from South
America and nlanted it in the United
States, died" Wednesday at Emporia,
Ivan., aged 73 years.
Joe Letter's Auto Kills Boy.
Washington. Tlfe 60-horse power
touring car of Joseph Leiter. in which
were riding Mr. Leiter, Mrs. Levi Z.
Letter and Mr. and Mrs. Franklin
Remington, of New York, Tuesday ran
down and instantly killed Samuel
West a 14-year-old negro boy.
Shah Is Steadily Failing.
Teheran. Persia. The latest Infor
mation from the palace shews that
the shah's reserve strength la gradu
ally failing. He no longer rallies when
ABSENCE OF CARS
UNABLE -TO- COP
WITH THE SITUATION. .
It ie Pet Forth by the Department of
Out Why 'Produces ef the CsewHy
Were Net Promptly
WASHINGTON The car
proelem baa had its infleeace on tie
movement of internal commerce dar
ins the last month.
According to a statement issued ey
the bureau of statistics of the de
partment of commerce and labor
while the statement states it is lav
possible to determine to what extent
inadequate transportation facilities af
fected the movement of grain, live
stock, meat products, and, in some lo
calities, lumber and coal, in Novem
ber, It says it can undoubtedly be af
firmed that they would have been
much heavier had the railroads been)
fully able to cope with the situation.
A marked decline' is shown in move
ments of certain important staples
when compared with November of
last year, but an increase for the
eleven months of the present year.
The total live stock receipts at seven,
interior primary markets during No
vember aggregated 3,534,117 head.
falling off of about 309,000 head from
the same month of last year.
For the eleven months of the pres
ent years like arrivals aggregated 37.
442,129 head, compared with 37.eS
707 head for the like period in 1905.
A considerable falling off is shows
In shipments of packing house pro
ducts from Chicago during November,
there being a total of 218,110,71
pounds, against 296,060,362 for the)
same period In 1905.
The most noticeable decline in-
shown in receipts of grain, the total
figures for fifteen interior markets!
during Novemebr having been 75,779.-
424 bushels, showing a falling off of!
over 17.500,000 bushels from Novem
ber, 1905. !
For the eleven months of the pres-i
ent year grain receipts aggregated!
722,944,871 bushels, exceeding like
months In 1906 by more than ll,50fv
000. Decreases which occurred ia the
receipts of wheat barley and rye wersi
offset however, by an Increase in the)
receipts of com and oats.
Domestic cotton sight receipts der-,
Ing November amounted to 2,392,390
bales, against 2,193,896 in November!
of last yeara.
November shipments of anthracite!
coal from eastern producing regions
totalled 5,182,153 tons, compared with.
5.421.584 in November. 1905.
FARM EXHIBIT IS PLANNED.
Harvest Heme Festival Which
Show Products ef West
CHICAGO The Chicago Commer
cial association is planning the great
est agricultural exposition ever held
In this country. The fact developed
through a conference held with the
executive committee of the Western
Passenger association with a view te
ascertaining what rates the railroads
would give for such an event. The
railroad men were also asked to con
sider what the railroads would con-.
tribute to promoting and carrying
through the exposition.
The plan is to hold a harvest home
festival next October or November.
The railroad men said there was lit
tle doubt that the railroads would do
all in their power to extend the move
ment providing it was made general
In character and on a comprehensive
VALUE OF 1906 OUTPUT.
What the Country Along the Harri
man uines Prejudiced.
OMAHA The Union Pacific has
lust completed the compilation of the
1905 figures, showing the value of the
output of the country along the Harri
man lines during the year. It is as
follows: Manufacturing. $2,095,579,951;
farm animals, $1,475,337,265; grain and
Americans Murdered By Indians.
PHOENIX, Ariz. Business men of
Sonora, Mex., arriving her say that
with! nthe last two months sixteen
Americans have been killed by Yaqnl
Indians at one point or another in
Mexico. Most of them were settlers
who fled three years ago during the In
dian troubles, but recently returned,
believing they would be protected and
be safe from murderous bands. They
state that the recent news of the
Yaqui murders there is not surprising
In fact they say it is not news below
Trusts File Demurrers.
TOPEKA, Kas. Demurers were
filed today in the supreme court in
the anti-trust suits started by the
state against the International Har
vester company, the Standard Oil com
pany of Kansas and the Standard Oil
company of Indiana. Lack of jurisdic
tion and insufficient cause for action
are set up.
Statement by Mrs. Sage.
NEW YORK Mrs. Russell Sage,
widow of the financier, gave out n
statement in which she declared that
it was not her intention to distribute
immediately the money left by her
husband, and much less does she in
tend to distribute it everywhere and
to everybody. She declared that she
has at her own doors plenty of cases
of need which have a nearer claim
on her than people of other cities
whose needs, she believes, can and
shoud be met by philanthropic per
sons in those cities.
' Bishop A. Coke Smith Dead.
NASHVILLE. Tenn. Bishop A.
Coke Smitht of the Methodist church
South, died at Asheville, N. C. Mr.
Smith was elected bishop at the gen
eral conference in Dallas four years
Colonel Mann ie Acquitted.
NEW YORK The Jury In the
of Colonel William D. Mann of To
Topics, charged with perjury, returned!
s verdict of acenlttal. The case
to the jury at 7 o'clock sad the
diet was reached four hoars later.
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