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.Washington The annual reports pt
the .commissioner of pension hasre
renUeeui made' public and contains
a great deal of data of interest to the
pensioner and the general public. , It
appears 'that under the -so-called Mc
Cumber act; which is practically a ser
vice tpension law, 90,000
have been, issued. -
Under the general pension.Iaws, any
soldier who" served in the federal,army
in the dvif war, honorably discharged,
and is -disabled 'by wounds received
or disease contracted la the line of
duty'ln such service, is pensionable,
xcgardleesof the length of time he
Under the act of 1890, any soldier
who.vsrved in the federal army in the
civil 'war, mot less than ninety days,
was wmMrasiy discharged .'and since
nis'dlacaarge, by accident or disease
not due to hip own vfckmsness, has be
come in. any degree unable to earn his
support y manual labor, is entitled
- to ft-.pea.nIon. .
Under the act of February 6. 1907
the McCumber act any .soldier who
served inlhe federal army in the civil'
war ninety days, and was honorably
discharged, is entitled to a pension 'at
the rate of $12 per month after he has
reached the- age of 62 years, $15 "a
month after he has arrived at the
age of 70,, and'?20 a month ,-sfier he
is 75 yeanvJ, on account of age
alone. ,V t 'I ,-..; -'
It will be noted that under the' gen
eral law a soldier is pensionable"" be-
cause of wcunds or disease contrraci
fd in the service, regardless of the
length 'of "His' service; thatj underthcr
act Of 1890 he'ls'penslonable for dis
abilitiesfnot "duo ?o'his' "own vicious
habits, occurring after Ills, discharge,
on condition that, he served ninety
days fe 'theeivil?warand was honor
ably ate'charged) and that under the
McCumber act he is pensionable, as5
stated, if' he served 'ninety days in, the
civil war ind was . honorably discharged.-
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.iC is lBotnecessarthat.thesoldier
Kprrpd In tho fnmn nreanization the
ninety .days or that he. had a-contmu4
the snni totlr ofthe services, if he
had more than one enlistment, is nine-
ty-days' which satisfies the require-1
ments. of the law, but the service or
66008' must have been in the civil
NO EXTRA SESSION TO BE KCLD.
President- and Cabinet Believe
Would Do More Harm Than Good.
Washington Suggestions that have
been coming to the White House from
all parts of the country to the effect
that an extra session of congress be
called to consider financial legislation
necessary rto offsets the difficulties of
the money situation were considered
at a meeting of the cabinet. Xo state
ment was given out but it is said 'that
the president and his advisors do not
consider there is anything 'in the sit
uation to justify an extra se3sion when
the regular meeting of congress is only
a month away..
NORTHERN PACIFIC GIVES UP.
Rescinds .Order Not to Bill Out Lum
, ber in Car Lots.
Bellingnam, Wash. The order of
the. Northern Pacific, refusing to bill
out" any carloads of lumber from the
northwest, was enforced, Friday, but'
jist-'oefore the office of the company.
was' Closed A the order rwas rescinded.'
The'Nor thern'-Pactflc "win now accept
lumber shipments at the new rate, but
wlB-.hotrbe able to collect he 5(M:ent
taring pending the decision of;the In
terstate Commerce commission
iU' HeaCNerthern Buys Roads.
' 8t 'Paul. Minn. Deeds were filed on
Friday with the secretary of state con
veying to the Great Northern Railway
company all -the subsidiary lines of
that .system in Minnesota. The deeds
filed cover completely the following.
lines: Minnesota 8c Great Northern,
consideration tlMM),000; Wilmar ;
Sioux Falls, consideration. $7,327.
904.23; Park Rapids ft Leech Lake,
consideration ,-$512,817.26; Eastern
Rail way of v" Minnesota, consideration
$lraJH&M;: Minneapolis Union rail
way, considefatioa $808,607.10.
.' Will Coach Cubans.
New .York It ls stated that Cap
tain jGranville.FQrtesque, U. S. A., re-Un-Jb&
prVtJlwd- from Governor-Ma.-goonef
Cuba a commission that car
riesrlth it the duties of special In
structor to the Cuban forces.
rFOR ISTHMIAN CANAl
Davenert, la. Firm 'Gets' Contract for
Wiingtnn Tae Isthmian canal
comjsionjbas awarded, to the Marion
Steaaf Shbvercpmpany of 'Marion, O'.,
theqentract for supplying twelve
steajnhovels.-at $13,180ueach. a total
of $JB,176Q.rrA. contract- has also been
awajdd to' the Davenport. la., loco
motire company for supplying four lo
comotryeV aT.TCS each, a total of
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1 iteepers'-convenTson Aajourns.
Hamsburg The closing session of
thetl&iOBal Bee Keepers' association
wasjtigld Thursday. Thet demonstra
tion' otbee-sttnging as a cure for rheu
iinlsSn byStateZoologis't Surface of
PenssWlvaniavwas-podtponed Wntlt next'
SPetersburg Mile. Ragociuillova
whoep October SI, killed General Max-
elrectoc of the dapnifunt
of the mlnistij ef the ln-
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INDIANS HAVE A GRIEVANCE.
J Jtepi-nesiye Mecurt Said toHavp
- - Been Used. - - - -
Washington- 'very serkms-oreach
has arisen between' the TJte Indians at
Thunder Butte Station, 8. D.. and their
agent'M&r' Downs, and there 'Is
danger of a hostile collMon at any fno
nenCaccil-JInrie the report Cap
tain Johnson.' ' CaptamJohnson re
ports that the Indians ami the agent
m mt met nnrMMM SBfl US SMS-
sage, .dated Friday, appeals to, the
authorities- for support, and cause
Major. Downs jto,. abate, harsh treat
ment of the Indians., ,. ,,
The report says that the tadiannpb
jected to sending their children .to a
distant boarding school; also' that the
agent cut the rations in half; that In
dian wish to live in peace, but that
Downs claims they refuse to comply
with his orders. Captain Johnson
says the Utes are hungry and -suffering
and believes they have been un
He says they asked him to act as
arbitrator, and they would accept the
"The agent," Captain Johnson says,
"put a vote to the head men to this
effect: Would they obey hli In the
school matter and in 'all the .regula
tions. They replied they wished to
see Captain Johnson. This appears
to have Incensed the agent, who re
quired them to' east their 'votes at
once. Thin council voted 'No "and
then followed the excitement', which
caused the "call for volunteers and
troops to be sent tothe Ute camp to
compel them to comply with the
- "I told" the Utes that I should ex
pect ..them to retract their vote Friday
morning. They informed me that they
would gladly obey-the-agent In all
matters of regulations. I presented
this decision, to Major Downs, who re
fused .to consider .their promise. Harsh
and .severe .remedies are tovbe ap
plied. ' Qne hundred pounds,. of .flour
and a Utile patience is a; more potent
factor, in .the' solution of,ttherproblem
than1 the soldiers." -
Commissioners Leupp of the Bureau
of Indian affairs, accepts Captain
Johnson's report as a reflection on
that bureau;. citing' the-f act-that the"?
disaffected..Utes,liave"refased 'two of
fers' of work ?fdr railroad companies,
one -or wnicn.-con templates paying
them,,-$2 per dky for' labor,- only fif
teen miles "from" their .present home:
' He said: ,, "Johnson " proceeus on
the 'theory that-the way to handle the
troublesome Indians is to se them, off
and feed .-them. That isjnot the In
dian office theory. This office believes
in 'applying the same rule to the In
dians ..that is applied 'to poor' and
ignorant men of any race. We believe
in finding work, for them and'then.per-mittlng-them.too
not accept the opportunity of r making
a living.-. These Indians contemntn-
ously refuse to work, saying that the,
government would take care, ofthem.
I am perfecUy willing to stand respon
sible for ., all the advice I have given
in the matter, which, has been that
wet should treat the Indians 'kindly,
but insist that they shall cease' to be
paupers when there is work at which
they can earn 'good wages practically
at their dcors." -...
Increase of National Bank Notes for
Washington The' monthly circula
tion statement issued by the comp-
trailer of the currency shows that at
the close of business Thursdaj&he to
tal circulation of national bank notes
was $609,980,466. which is an.increase
for the month of. $5,993,352 and for the
year an increase of $26,808,481. 1
Canal Locks 110 Feet.
Washington One hundred and ten
feet is the width which the navy de
partment has finally fixed upon as de
sirable for the locks for the projected
Panama canal. This Js an increase of
ten feet In width, over the plans' on
which the commission is now working.
. Husband Admits Murder.
New York -After being convicted of
manslaughter in the Urst .degree "for '
aiding bis twife to commit suicide,
James Ward'ell confessed thathe killed
her and fired ji bullet into her dead
body to give the impression that she
had taken her own life.
LANDS FOR NEBRA8KA SCHOOLS.
Last of, Indemnity Selections Are Ap
y - proved by Government.,
Washington There- has been ap
proved to :the state ofNebraaka,' 1,065
acres of indemnity nscnbol land selec
tlonsr situated In the --Valentine land
district 'It Is. believed that this ap
proval ;embraces practically all of the
indemnity, due the state of, Nebraska.
The selections In question have been
peidtijrainee 1892, andvthe lands as
signed' are1' made-up of '"fragments of
sections. vlost on account of Indian
Increase In Rates Enjoined.
., Seattle-The federal court on Tues
day night at the conclusion of the i
hearing on the petition of the Pacific
Coast Timber Manufacturer's association-granted
an. order temporarily re
straining the railroads from- putting
into" effect oa Wednesday r,the pro
posed increase in eastbeund rates of
10 cents per hundred pounds, making
the rate 50 cents instead of 40 cents.
The injunction was issued .pending
the' final determination of the justice of
the new rates by the Interstate Com
Strike is Over. ' - ,
New Orleans So far as New Orleans
is concerned' the telegraphers' strike
is over. Operators .will apply fun re
instatement as Individuals and on the
best terms they, can' make with1, the
r-;. Bet rtobirJMafceVHai; '. 1
Pskoff. Russia Bank robbers today
the whe( enrty
THE DAY FOR THAKKS
THURSDAY, xdvEMBER 28, IS THE
. .. TIME TO OBSERVE. , ,
MTtON IS GREATLY BLESSED
Great .Things Have Been Given tho
- ' People and Great Service Am Re-
' 'quired ef Them. - ''
. Washington President Roosevelt
hasisued his Thanksgiving proclama
tion, through the secretary of state,
naming the last Thursday in Novem
ber, the 28th.
The proclamation follows:
Once again the season of the year
has come when in accordance with the
custom of our forefathers for genera
tions past, the president appoints a
day as the especial occasion for all pur
people to giveipraise and thanksgiv
ing to God.
Duringthe last year we have been
free from famine, from pestilence,
from war; we are at peace with alt
the rest of mankind. Our natural
resources are at least as great as those
of any other nation.
We believe that in ability to develop
and take advantage ef these resources
we are at least as great as those of
other nations. We believe that in
ability to develop and take advantage
of these resources the average man of
.this nation stands at least as high as
the average" man of any other. No
where else In the world Is there such
opportunity for a'' free people to de
velop to the fullest extent all its pow
ers of body, of mind, and of that which
stands above both body and mind
.character.. Much has been given' to
us from On High, and much will be
rightly expected of us in return. Into
our care the ten talents have been en
trusted; and we are to be pardoned
neither if we squander and waste
them, nor yet if we hide them 'in a
napkin, for they must- be fruitful in
our hands. Ever throughout the ages,
-at.all times; .and. among all, peoples,
prosperity has been fraugn,with dan
ger, and.it benooves'us'' to beseech the
Giver of all things that we may not
fall, into love of case and of luxury;
that we may not lose sense of moral
responsibility; that we may not for
get our duty to God and' to our neigh
bor. ' -,
A, great democracy like ours, a 'de
mocracy based upon -the principles ot
orderly liberty, can be perpetuated
only if in the heart-of the ordinary cit
izen there dwells a keen sense of right,
eousness and justice. We should
earnestly pray that this spirit of right
eousness and justice may grow ever
greater in the hearts of all cf us; and
'that our souls may be. inclined ever
more both towards the virtues that
tell for gentleness, and for loving
kindness' and forbearance one with
-another, 'and' toward those no less
necessary virtues that make for man
liness and rugged hardihood for
without these qualities neither nation
nor individual can rise to the level of
Now, therefore, I, Theodore' Roose
velt, president cf the United States,
do set apart Thursday, fe twenty-,
eighth day of November, as a day .of
general thanksgiving and prayer, and
on that .day I recommend that the peo
ple shall cease from their daily worlc,
and in their homes or in their
churches, meet devoutly to thank the
f Almighty for the many and great
blessings they have received in the
past,' and to pray that they may be
given the strength so to order their
lives to "deserve a continuation' or
these blessings in the future.
He Will Live in Omaha."
boston, Mass. Richard Currle, who
twenty-five years ago was sentenced to
pass the rest of his life in the Charles
town, Mass., state prison for the mur
der of his wife, has been pardoned and
will leave this week for Omaha to
start life anew. '
Bill 'By Senator Burkett.
Washington Senator .Burkett" is go
ing to introduce in the next congress
at the very beginning of the session a
bill .to prohibit federal courts from en
joining .state ' tax collections, even
when the taxes are due from inter
state corporations of adverse -residence.
Ute Outbreak Suppressed.
Sturgis, S. D. According to reports
received here the outbreak among
the Ute Indians has been suppressed,
the Sioux Indian police succeeding .fit
putting down the revolt before .the ar
rival of the troops from Fort Des
- '' Pettibene Case for Trial.
. .Boise,- Idaho Judge Wood,, has set
UHkPetUbone:cas4'fof trial November
21. He said that if the case was fur
ther delayed, he would .continue it to
the January term.
TWO-CENT LAW IN MISSOURI.
Railroads Differ as to' Its Effect and
h - WHI Continue Trial a Month. -:;
Kansas City Herbert S. Ha'dley. at
torney general of Missouri, said: "The.
auditors of two of the Missouri rail-'
reads say the 2-cent rate has proved
profitable, othei-3 take a different viewJ
of it. ' The fact that the railroads oan--not
agree on the proposition caused
them, to decide- to give, it another
IUUUU1D U1SI UCUI1C 6VU5 111LU VUUIi
again." ' ' '
'''Information Against Trust
Norfolk The information' by- tho
. government for the forfeiture, of 850,
-000 cigarettes, owner by the British
American Tobacco company, t limited,
'because of violations of the' Sherman
antf-trust'law, was filed' in.the.fed-
?eral court Monday. Itcharges , the
-6mpany jwas- created.-as M'-lhstrfe.r
meat for the special purpose of de--feating
and violating the laws.of the
uuw owus aw tauijiag uw .-
feet the sal fmmvfarcontrnct
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k SHORTAGE ON 601111 CMS
CONTRACTS' REFUSED BECAUSE
PF HEAVY BUSINESS.
Buffalo Elevators.. Are Full, and There
is Increased Fries on Traffic
by the Ocean.
New York Following the recent
protests of -western grain shippers
that it is Impossible for them to get
the trunk, line railroads to move con
signments of "grain from Buffalo to
New York, and that in. refusing to en
ter into contract for these export
shipments the -railroads -were greatly
hindering the grain export trade, it is
learned that the New York Central,
the Lackawanna and the Erie have
temporarily 'discontinued the making
of contracts on grain shipments.
The officers of the roads say 'that
the' cutting off of 'contracts on future
shipments was due to the purely phys
ical condition of car shortage.
Francis Labau, first traffic manager
of the New York Central, said:
"We stopped making contracts on
future shipments 'about ten days ago
and will not start up again "until we
are able to see our way clear out of
the job of delivering the grain thai
"we have at Buffalo already under
contract. I imagine, however, that
within a couple of 'weeks all the roads
will have the situation cleared' up a
bit, and be able to make new cou-
"We have at Buffalo at the present
time some4,000,000 bushels of grain
awaiting shipment. This mass of grain
represents the capacity of somo 3,000
cars. It would be 'absolutely impos
sible for us to handle this grain at
once and pile up more orders on our
hands without sacrificing our inter
mediary trade. We cannot take all
of these cars and ship them to BuM
falo for this grain and let our way
traffic suffer. We havd to divide the
thing up as equitably as possible."
The Lackawanna temporarily dis
continued -future contracts about the
same time that the New York Central
did, and" the Erie had taken the same
-action a few days previous. It is
believed that they will be able to re
lieve the copgestion and resume the
acceptance of contracts.
Ocean freight rates to Europe are
up 10 to 20 per cent and they art
likely to be higher before they reach
their former low level, but there is no
fear of a scarcity of room in spite
of the increased exports to which the
Editor Harden Wins Case.
Berlin Maximilian Harden, - editor
of Die Zukunft, was acquitted in the
suit brought against him by General
Court Kuno Von Moltke, formerly mil
itary governor of Berlin, 'for defama
tion of character: In addition General
Moltke was cc-idemned to .bear the
costs of the trial.
RUSSIAN GENERAL IS SLAIN.
Director of Prisons Maximoffsky is
Victim' of Terrorists.
St Petersburg General Maximoff
sky, director of the department of
prisons of the ministry of the interior,
was shot and killed Monday. The
general was the highest responsible
official connected with the Russian
prisons and it is snposed that this was
the reason he was selected by the
A young woman, who has not yet
been identified, -presented -herself at
the weekly reception of General Max
imoffsky and remained' quietly in the
crowded anteroom until it was her
turn, to enter the general's private of
flee. iWhenshe was' in-hhV'presence
the woman drew a revolver and fired
seven shots potnt blank into the gen
eral's body. 5. ;
Owes $1,000,000. -
' Dayton, O. Application for a , re
ceiver for the Friend Paper and Tablet
company rot West Carroltton was. filed
today by-'j; Hi' Friend, the president
The concern owes ' $1,000,000.
Ute Scare is Over. . -
Omaha According to the army,
pie, the Ute scare is all over. .They
claim that the Utes merely wanted to
be sent to Fort Mead where they may
be fed and quartered free for the win'
ter. ' l .
Judge Grooscup Gives Bond,,
Chicago, 111. Judge Grosscup, who
was served with a warrant charging
him with manslaughter as one of the
directors of an electric railway athiat
toon on which several were recently
killed, supplied hond and was released.
; ppn Jto- Hbmesteadere,' -
"Clovfai, N. M. United States Com-
misnteaer- Carran is accepting home
stead appiicatioas on 21C.080 acres of
land beietofore held by the 8aata Fe
railroad,' slteatoi in a body begjiniag
flea north of Cwvis. v.v,
Whip" with Him!
SEGRETART TAFT GETS ORDERS
BY REASON OF WHICH HE WILL
. SOON LEAVE MANILA.
Gees to Berlin, Where It to Said Im
portent Business is to Be
Attended To. '
Manila As a result of voluminous
cable correspondence between Presi
dent Roosevelt -and Secretary Taft it
is understood that the latter win
leave Manila on November 2 in order
to reach Berlin at the earliest possi
It Is impossible' to communicate
with the secretary at present and the
officials are silent' regarding the
change in? his plans.
It is understood, however, that he
will leave here on the flagship"Rain-t
bow. Rear Admiral Hemphill received
a cablegram on Monday asking
whether -or not he could make the
cruiser ready to sail on Sunday. He
responded in the affirmative .and was
informed unofficially tat a matter of
utmost importance is pending in Ger
many, and Secretary Taft's presence
there' is necessary immediately.
The hasty departure of Secretary
Taft1 will cut short his stay In the
Philippines one week. He originally
intended to leave 'on Sunday, but re-1
cently changed his plans so as to per
mit of a longer stay so as to clear up
The summons he has received from
President Roosevelt will shorten the
program made for his entertainment
in Manila. He and his party are due
from Baguio tomorrow evening, when
he is expected to attend a banquet in
his honor given by the American resi
dents of the city.
Washington President Roosevelt
declined to discuss 'the .'reported
change In the plans of Secretary Taft,
and it was stated in other official quar
ters that nothing was knuown on the
subject State department officials
said that Secretary" Taft's visit at Ber
lin would be purely social, .and that
there was no unusual situation there
to cause the hastening of Secretary
Taft on his journey from the Phil
ippines. It is possible, it is pointed
out, that the German emperor has
changed his plans, so as to be In Ber
lin at the time. Mr. Taft origina..y
expected to be there, but no advice
to ths effect has reached here.
' Union Pacific Takes Action.
New York Upon the call of Presi
dent Harriman a meeting of the board
of directors of the Union Pacific was
held Wednesday. At his suggestion
the question was considered of so
placing the securities of other compa
nies held by the Union Pacific that
the Interest should best accrue to the
Union Pacific stockholders and their
interests be protected.
Robbed of $14,000.
Washington The police of this city
received information that William J.
Payne of Richmond, Va., who is said
to be the president of the Newport
News Gas company, the Newport
News & Old Point Comfort Railway
and Electric company and connected
with other large enterprises, while
on his way from Washington to New
York city, was robbed of a leather
grip containing $14,000 in bonds and
stock certificates. ' '
River and Harbor Congress.
Cincinnati The official call for the
meeting of the National Rivers and
Harbors congress has been sent out by
President Ransdell of Louisiana and
Secretary Ellison of this city. The
congress will assemble at the New
Willard, in Washington, on December
Coal Trade Becomes Active.
Reading, P. The coal trade on the
Reading railroad has never been more
active than-at the present time. The
collieries are all In operation and the
output of the combined operations of
Reading alone during the last week
have been larger than ever. Nearly
peo-Uwo thousand cars of anthracite were
sent to market each working day last
week. A feature In the handling of
this enormous trade is the fact that
the 'men are no longer required to
Locating Next Convention.
Chicago Harry New. acting chair
man of the republican national com
mittee, spent a day in this city listen
ing to arguments in favor of bringing
the convention here next year, and ex
amining various buildings which were
considered suitable for the purpose.
Wyoming Stockman Killed.
Biverton, Wyo. Emery Bernaugh.
n promiMeat stockman of this section.
was mm over by the can at Merrl
dan. Net, on the Chicane ft North-
BALANCE ABROAD ALL RIGHT.
Help ne Financial
j.. nirln 1W faWBOH-IUMMi
waicn American products are exertJmc
pa the j balding epj eferedltbilaace.
wroaa w oeen tne most signal devel
opment of tnelnaaefal sttaatfoe Tuee-
day. Reports, from, all quarters, show
ithat the 'greaV American Tetaplee
heat cotton, "copper; tobacco,! c4L
jneets are oae their-way. to Earoeev
this being the season of the year when
abroad. The immense effect of these
shipments is to give the United States
credit abroad which can' be speedily
converted Into cash. These natural
resources of the country- promise to
exert even greater Inluence than the
sale of .American securities abroad.
The latter have to some extent suf
fered discredit under recent pressure,
but the intrinsic value of American
staples used abroad and their cohiesal
aggiegate at s period of the year Is
beyond the reach of financial distrust.
The foreign salet of millions of Amer.
lean copper Tuesday were supple
mented Wednesday by reports of sim
ilar heavy exports, shipments alosv?
giving n foreign credit of $14,a,aae.
The shipments of tobacco to Europe
this year promise to break all records.
Omoabi of the American Tobacco
company estimate that the year's ex
ports will exceed SO.m.OvO pounds of
manufactured tobacco, which is far
In excess of the amount exported met
year. Europe will pay over flOf,,
000 for this tobacco, and much of this
money will soon be available m this
market, as the contracts with Europ
ean importers call for immediate pay
ment on delivery. Shipments of to
bacco to Europe will begin in Novem
ber and December. Reports from the
south show that the .cotton crop is
moving toward Europe, while the west
is sending grain and meat products
in the same direction.
Several favorable events marked the
close of the financial day on Tuesday
in New York. The engagement of $2,
000,000 in gold by, the First National
bank of Chicago and of $500,000 by a
Boston bank brought the total gold en
gaged for the week close to $20,000r
000. in spite of th cancellation of an
order for $900,000 by the Russo
Chinese tank upon the ground that
the amount engaged exceeds necessi
ties. shippers are looking forward this fall.
It is reckoned by the shippers that
there are 141,000,000 bushels of wheat
available for export to Europe this
year. There will also be a very
heavy exportation of flour. This, in
the opinion of steamship men, will be
the largest factor In the freight situ
ation, but there has also been an in-
creased export of copper.
Missing Financier Located.
Kansas City J. Edward Brady,
president of the Merchants Refriger
ating company, which was placed in
charge of a receiver following his
mysterious disappearance last Friday,
was located here Tuesday night by
a newspaper reporter. He made a
general statement, the burden of
which was that he had been in hiding
in order that he might be able tt
make arrangements to straighten out
his affairs. He said he had been in
this place all the time except last Sat-
MEN ARE LAID OFF.
Union Pacific Reduces Forces Here
Omaha According to advices from
Union Pacific headquarters, construc
tion work has been reduced to a con
siderable extent along th Union Pa
cific. .Four thousand men are dis
pensed with for the present, but the
work is being carried on as far as
1 possible throughout the winter.
General Manager Mohlei states that
there is a lot of unnecessary talk over
the reduction in track forces, which
takes place at this season of the year
on account of the shorter hours and
WRONGFUL SALE OF LAND.
Federal Judge Rules on Act of South
San Francisco An opinion was
handed down by Judge W. W. Morrow
in the United States circuit court,
holding that it is unlawful for rail
roads to sell land to which patents
have been wrongfully issued or re
called. The case was that of the
United States against the Southern
Pacific company to recover the price
or land to which patents had been
recalled and which had been sold by
the Southern Pacific to innocent pur
chasers. Land Slide Buries Victims.
Tashkead, Russian Turkestan The
little town of Karatagh, in the Hussar
district of Bokhara, has been over
whelmed and completely destroyed by
a landslide that followed the earth
quake of October 21. According to the
latest reports of the disaster a major
ity of the inhabitants of Karatagh
lost their lives.
LaFollette Has Boomlet
St Paul, Minn. A special to the
Pioneer Press from Madison, .Wis.,
says that a committee was organized
there to promote the candidacy of Sen
ator Robert M. LaFollette for the re
publican nomination for president
Government Buys Silver.
Washington The treasury depart
ment on Monday purchased 200,000
ounces of sliver at 60.941 cents per
fine ounce, 100,000 ounces to be de
livered at New Orleans and 100,000
oimces in San Francisco.
CHINESE HEADED NORTHWARD.
Many Land in -Mexico with idea of
Entering United States.
Mexico City According to a dis
patch to The Record, since the first
of the year there have arrived at the
port of Saline Cruz, 4,623 Chinese, of
this total two-thirds having as their
destination the United States. About
300 left here last Sunday on steamers
for Gnaymas. Many of them are des
tined for Torreon. A great many ef
these foreigners seemed to have
lived ta the United States. -
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Tho force in the railroad
Grand Island has keen
John Dingnmn, a brakema at Bmir
received injuries while In the per
formance of Jus duties that may prove
Sixteen residents of UnJvwslty
Place apueared before the state rail
road coKAiissIon and demanded that
the Rock Island railroad be compelled
to build a depot at University Place.
County Attorneys throughout- the
state are being urged to ncOen by
Food Commissioner Johnson: Pack
ers, creamery companies and grocers
will be prosecuted for all Jrreulnr
ItJes. It in asserted.
After n Fire er Wind lean y
the money. Friends
hat If yon want a
pays cash try the Fanners and Mer
chants Inn. Co.. established since its.
Over a million dollars already paid la
Rev. Father Gleaeon. stationed at
the St Francis hospital in Grand ml
and, as spiritual advisor, and aansnttnc
frequently at the large St Mary's
Catholic church in that city, passed
away last week at as advanced age.
He was formerly of Omaha, and naMd
an active life In the circle ef the
Central .City merchants are holding
some worthless $20 bills as mementoa:
of the visit of a smooth looking strang
er in the city last week. One of the
bills was passed on a clerk at X. O.
Nordstron's and another ak O. D.
Burke's. The bills bear the stamp of the
Merchants and Planters bank of the
State or Georgia.
The state railway commission has
received a complaint from the resi
dents of Rulo, asking that the Bnrlins.
ton railroad be made to stop passen
ger trains No. 15 and 41 at that town.
If this is done it is claimed that it
will be possible to get from Rulo to
St. Joseph, Mo., in a reasonable length;
of tim. ,
At Elwobd.-James Brown, a jroung
roan about twenty-five years old'. lost
his life by having a cave fall L. on
him. He was at work, two miles
east of town, cementing the cave.
After finishing it he went in to take
out the props, when the whole top
fell in on him, crushing him to death
Work on the Y. M. C. A. building
at Fremont is at a standstill. Tho
fine new strnucture, the brick work
finished and the. windows closed,
stands deserted for the present The
association has run out cf funds, hav
ing used the $35,000 It had. The work
cannot be renewed until more sub
scriptions arc made.
News of the stabbiqg of Miss Lois
Newman was rqceived at York by .her
parents. Miss Newman is employed
in Louisville. Ky.. in a fashionable
millinery store, and while returning:
to her boarding place, was attacked by'
a man, who made a lunge at her with
a knife., and it was jabbed into her
thigh. The assailant escaped.
Colonel John J. Ryder, deputy labor
commissioner, has -had other honors
thrust upon him. He addressed the
school principals and superintendents
meeting in Lincoln, and at the conclu
sion of his address he was made a
member of the association. He is prob
ably the only member who does sot
earn a living teaching the young Idea,
how to shoot
John Noonan, of Stanton county, a
young man about 19 years old, was ac
cidentally shot and seriously injured.
He was handling a 22-target rile, and
as it was not working good he began
to examine it The gun went off, the
bullet striking the left breast above
the heart and passing upward lodged
behind the shoulder blade. The out
come is uncertain.
A ' telegram was received In Ne
braska City, announcing the death of
Amos H. Swift,-oldest son. of Mr. and
Mrs. Albert O. Swift. He was 34 years
old. He went to Chicago and went to
work for the Burlington railway. He
held several important oositfoas sitfe
that road, but two years ago he was
stricken with tubercular trouble. and
it was from this malady he died.
The Enos Powell estate case, which
has been threshed in the court at
Beatrice has been settled. John Hnr-
erman, who was executor Jnthe will.
made a claim against the estate for
nine years board, amounting te about
$1,000. alleged to be due from the de
ceased, who had boarded with Hager
man several years prior to his death.
This bHl the heirs contested, and the
case was finally settled by a part pay
ment 'of the bill.
Charles Runyan, who shot Tony
Rose at St James, waived preliminary
hearing before County Judge. Whitsey '
and was bound over to the 'district
court which convenes November 10th.
to answer to the charge of shooting
with intent to kill.
By authority of the mayor and city
council, Charles S. Owens commenced'
the work of a house to house visit to
every abode in Alliance for the par
pose of making a careful and. accurate
enumeration of Alliance's population.
The purpose of thfs is to find exactly
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haman, a pop
ular Fremont couple, gave their rela
tives a. great surprise at a 6:20 dinner
party the other evening by announcing
that they had been married for over
five months, unknown to their parents
Harry Kilgore, age twenty, of Has
tings, who has become Involved h
trouble Ta Cleveland, 0 Basm,' Wyec.
and other places during the last few
months, through the nefotintisas ef
worthless checks, was' ailndsad ha
by the Adams ceenty nsn
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