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The Omaha Daily Bee.
USTAULISIIED A L'NK 1!, 1ST I.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, NOVUM 111511 12. 1M)1 TEX I'ACJ I5S.
SINGLE COPY PtVE CI5XTS.
LNDS LIFE BY PROXY
Soldier Eteke to Erjsj Dead
leget While Etill AliTt
KILLS IOWA SPORTING MAN
Anna t rim furil, nt llnliin. Fitfully
Shoot .Irtik llllliin, Dxciir tinrd
tier's (Mil MitnitKct-. -
IGLES1AS SEIZED ON SIGHT
Labor Liadir Tentam Back to Ferlo Rice
to His Sorrow.
VICTIM OF FIRE IS NOT VET IDENTIFIED
fcathbun iajs the odj is lhat ef lis
Abettor i tie Plet.
TENEYKE DIES AT AN OPPORTUNE MOMENT
Bnccumbs at Mement Wbn Conipiriten
Are i Need ef Eodv.
FAMILY IS SAID NOT TO BE INVOLVED
JJcfti-rlcr Hulls! I iiilcr Another Nome,
lull Wcnrln Aiinrcl Mump
III in nn 'iii'incr .Member of
Government' !er Ice.
LOUSVILLE, Ky.. Nov. 11. Newell 0.
Tlathhun, who was suppocd to have died
In 11 .Irfffrsonvlllc Ind., hotel Inst ThurK
day, wns nrrcstftl In I,oulsvHlo today. Ac-
cording tn Hathbun, tlio corpse wlilch wns
shipped tn Little Rock for burial as Rath-
linn wiiH the body of W. L, Tcncykc. The
police i-ay Rnthbun has confessed to deser
Hon front the nriny nnl to forming a plan
to collect $1,000 Insuinnco on hi life, hut
hp denies having klllcrl tho man who dk'il
In the Jcffcraonvillo hotel.
Rathbun wns arrested about 11 o'clock
thin forenoon nt the United States recruit
Inn stntlon In Louisville. Ho In held nil a
fugitive from Justice. Tho nrrest wbb marie
on Information from Sergeant Skinner of
the United States recruiting station, ltatli-
bun cnllatul tinder tho name of "Lou Root,
Serg.-nut Skinner hail rend tho story of
Iho Jrffersouvilli! ctiso and tho clrcuni
ftnnrcs eonnected with tho new recruit
nrouscd his suspicions. One of these wns
the fact that the nmn ltnd on a government
null of underwear. He said he had bought
tho garments from a soldier friend. An
other circumstance wns his knowledge of
army affairs about Llttln Hock. On Satur
day he passed tho examination and enlisted.
Rathbun was put under thu sweating pro
cess and made tho following statement, ac
cording to hla Inquisitors:
fmifrlnit cif Itnthhnii.
"My name Is Unwell 0. Rnthtmn and my
homu Is In Mule Rock, Ark. Several
months ago I desortcd from tho army post
nt Plnttsbiirg. N. Y., in company with nn
other recruit, by tho name of W. H. Ellis
I soon lost sight of him and went on to
l.lttlo Rock. Thcro I was married and after
ward took out tho insurance policies.
"I camn to Loulsvillo about ten days ago
and formed n plan to inako tho Insurance
compnny think I was dead, ho I could colleo'
th Insurance money, i fell In with
num. who said his name was W. L. Tencyke
1n front of the Suvatlon Army headquarters
4 wIh!'''t5Ult(Vfne.vnnirtoin''lilm' of rriy "plan-anil
lm agreed to help me. Our plan wns to
obtain a cortiso from some place, put It
In k hotel In JcHorsonvllle and then sot
lire tn tho hotel.
"While wo were In .leffersonvlllo wo took
u number of drinks nnd Tencykn got drunk,
I think his death was caused by drinking,
1 put the letters addressed to mo In his
nocket and left. I did not kill him. 1
enme to Louisville and went to the recruit
lug oftlco and enlisted. My real homo Is In
Identity Vr "end Mnn.
The police nro trying to establish tho
Identity of tho dead man. Ono ot their
theories 1 that bo was a tramp whom
Rathbun had fallen In with. Tho police
hnvo telegraphed to tho Uttlo Rock nu
thorlties to hold the corpse. A gold wntch.
bearing tho name "W. II. Kills," was found
on Hathbun. Ho refuses to say where ho
Rot It. Tho police say tho handwriting of
"Lou Root." the recruit, was very Hlm
llar to tho slgnaturo "V. L. TencyVo" on
the Jeffersonvlllo hotel register.
Coroner Coots ot Jefforsonvlllo slates
that ho examined tho stomach of tho dead
nan and found traces of cuough laudanum
to kill two men.
Soldier llnti h n IMut.
CLINTON, la . Nov.
).) Jonks Dillon,
y, wns shot twice this nftcrnoon by
wford, a woman of the town, and
expi, almost Instantly. The woman was
Immediately arrested and stntes sbe shot
Dillon In self defense. However. lhl Is
llsrrcdltcd, as both shots took effect In tho
back, Just as Dillon wns lcnvlng the house.
Persons near heard flvo shots fired In rapid
succession ami hurrying to the back door
found Dillon lying on his face. Standing
over him was Anna Crawford, witn u
smoking pistol In her hand.
Dillon a number of years ago was a
pugilist nnd later a mansger of prize
fighters. At one time ho was manager nnd
trainer of Oscar Gardner nnd a couple of
years ngo wns manager ot Eddie Cronke,
Iowa champion. He conducted n saloon
This Is not the first time the Crawford
woman has been In trouble. About year
ago she wns arrested at Davenport with her
husband, J. Mecum. whom she hail married
but a few days la-fore, on the Charge of
horse stealing. The. whcrlff of this county
followed Mecum and Anna Crawford over
many southern state and after several
months arrested them and brought them
here for trial. The woman wns acquitted,
but Mecum wai sent In the penitentiary.
During tho long trip they represented them
selves to be husband and wife. After
Meeum's conviction his wife secured a dl
vorcf. It is ssld tho woman comes from
well-to-do and highly respected parcntfl.
bonestellTut in pieces
Whole Trnln I"hm- Over NiiimhikimI
.Member of I'lrnt tirnUn
ItPRliuent nt WtiltliiB.
ONAWA. la., Nov. 11. (Special Tele
gram.) No. 30. the fast slock freight .train
on tho Sioux City raeifle railroad, ran
over n man at Whiting. la., latn last night,
mangling him beyond rerognltlon. lie bad
tried to climb onto the head car of tho
train and fell beneath the wheels, the on
tiro trnln passing over him. distributing tho
body along tho track. Tapers found Indi
cated that his name wns Ronestcll aud
that hn was a soldier of the Spanish war
and served In Compnny 1 of tho l-'lrst Ne
braska regiment. His body wan literally
ground to pieces, His home 13 supposed
io be near Lincoln.
11. itfneetat Tele
a sporting man ot r.nMPrp cfck Tn srnipr UK BPI FA5F
Itoosrvclt Is Interested In Cnsr nlitl
Inquiry Ilns Hern ."Sent tn
(iotrmnr Hunt for fur
ther I'nrtlc ulnrs.
Company I roster of neither of tho Ne
braska regiments contains tho name Ronestcll.
PRIEST SUED FOR SLANDER
Mrml.er of HI" Church Allenes
Hint Iter. IMirlnn tt lovia
SIOUX CITV. la Nov. tl. (Special Telc
gram.) Rev. John Phelnn of Rock Valley,
In., one of tho best known priests In north
western Iowa, Is the defendant In a S5.000
slander suit brouKht by J. 1L Lynch, n
mcml5o'r"or Mirtfiurcfi. It Is alloged that
the priest donounced Lynch from tho pul
pit. Tho trouble wns over financial man
agement of tho chcurch, Lynch, ns a trus
tee, disagreeing with tho priest. Rev.
Father Phelan formerly edited the North
western Catholic hero.
Rev. .1. H. Stromberg, a German Cath
olic pastor at Granville, la.. Is being sued
for $23,000 by Domlnlck Iterg. n saloon
keeper who belongs to his church. Hers
alleges the priest mado damaging state
ments from his pulpit.
SUPREME COURT SAYS WHEN
Ailvmiee Cnntnlii Cnrter'w Onr,
iioiinelnK the HeiirliiK for
SAN JUAN. P. R., Nov. 11. Santiago
Igleslnn was arrested here last Thursday
on landing from thj Red line hteamer
Philadelphia. Captain l'tirst, which arrived
thnl dny from New York. Ills detention
was duo to his non-appearance nfter hav
ing been thrlcn stimmoued by the local
courts to appear In n rnso against hlin nnd
sevtn others brought In July of last year,
when the currency was changed.
At that time ho persuaded the Incnl
Federation of Ibor to order all labor
organizations to go on dtrlko unless they
were paid In gold nt tho samo rato as
sliver master workmen ?:! Journeymen i"
ond ordinary laborers $1.30. Thoc rntcc
were not accepted by the emplojers and a
general strike, which was nctompanlcd bv
sonio violence, followed.
Igleslas, with other members of the com
mlttpo, was charged with conspiracy and
the eases were set down for trial September
11, 1000. When that date was reached
Igleslas, who was at large on his own re
cognizance, did not put In nn appearance
nnd tho trial was adjourned. s he did
not nppenr on tho adjourned day, further
ndjou nmcnt wns taken to May 2. lf'01, when
an order for his arrest was Issued, ho being
then In New York City.
He Is now In Jail awaiting trial In de
fault of $2,000 ball. Today he sent n poll-
linn to (!ocrnor Hunt, asking to be re
leased on his own recognizance, explaining
that he made n similar nppeal when he
wns first summoned, but that the case was
postponed nnd no notice of tho hearing tin
May fi wa.t ever served on hint.
Tho public prosecutor asks that he bo
sentenced to a term of Imprisonment, on
the ground that ho Is a dangerous labor
agitnlor and Is continually causing unrest,
(iiiiiipcr .Milken 1'rutrnl.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 11. Samuel Gomp
crs, president of the American Federation
of Labor, today saw tho president, to pro
test ogalnnt the arrest of Santiago Igleslas,
who was sent to I'orto Rico by the federa
tion to organize tho worklngmen of tho
Ileforc Mr. Igleslas left the United States
Mr. Gompcrs explained to tho president
the purpose of his visit und asked that
Governor Hunt be notified that his mission
was not to stir up strife, but simply to
organize labor along legitimate lines. At
that time he told tho president that Mr.
Igleslas djrlng the Spanish useendancy had
opposed the Spanish reglmo and had been
Imprisoned, hnvlng been liberated when tho
American troops roached San Juan, liy
tho presidents direction Secretary Cortel
you wrote to Governor Hunt concerning .Mr.
Igleslas' mission.' That letter was union
October 19. Last Saturday Mr. Gompcra was.
surprised to receive the following cable
gram from Mr. Igleslns:
"Am arrested when stepped asnnre. M)
warrant was shown. Ignored (ignorant)
charges. Remain in Jail."
This message. Mr. Gompcrs showed to
the president aud the president Immediately
sent an Inquiry to Governor Hunt ns to
din ,'iiiisp nf the nrrest.
During Mr. Gompcrs Interview today, ho
spoko to tho president about the Chlneso
exclusion net. the extension of the eight-
hour labor law, the alien contract labor
law and the convict labor law.
Mn Gompers wns anxious that the presl
dent should recommend the ro-enactment
of the Chinese exclusion law and ho camo
nwav impressed with tho belief that tho
president would do so.
clirnln -i-nntur 'WiiiiM Like tn
lleu.it tlio ( oinniltlci. on I r
rlKnttnn lif Arid I. noils,
'From n Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11- (Special Tele
gram.) Senator Dietrich Is to nrrlvo In
Washington Friday, according to his present
plans, there to remain until congress ad
journs, some time nfter July next. Tho
senator from Nebraska has his eyo upon
several chairmanships to whlrh ho bollevcs
the stnto Is entitled and he will make an
effort to secure one ns ho sec how circum
stances favor. At present ho Is anxious
to secure the chairmanship of the commit
tee on Irrigation and reclamation of nrld
lands, ot which Senator Simon of Oregon
Is nt present chairman. I'nless Senator
Simon, however, secures n better commit
tee It Is thought Senator Dietrich will havo
to be content with something elro. It Is
said at Hie copltol Hint Senator Dlntrleh
asked Senator Spooncr of Wisconsin, rhalr
mnn nf the committee on rules, to look out
for his Interests In behalf of the committee
on Irrigation. Just why Senator Dietrich
desires tho committee on Irrigation Is not
known. All general measures for the recla
mation of nrlil und scml-arld land will bo
referred to the committee on public lands,
of which Senator llansbrnugh of North Da
kota Is chairman. This has been the cus
tom In the past nnd Senator Han.ibi ouch
expects it to continue. Should this bo tho
case tho cnmmitteo on Irrigation would
continue to be a eommltteo in namo
only, and It did not hnvo half n dozen bills
during Iho entile session of the Fifty-sixth
congress to consider, let nlone to report.
As Senator Dietrich requires his col
leagues to look upon him' as tho senior
senator from Nebraska he will In nil prob
ability bo ncenrded u ebnirimiuship, but Just
where he will go Is a question.
oiiilnit riiiilnr (lntlniltlr.
TWO CULPRITS CONVICTED
High Bokeel Oeurt-Uartial Gomis Dowi ea
CADETS PASS SENTENCE ON OFFENDERS
tlnjs round Gnllt.v nf Mrntlnn ft mil
'J'lirlr Cnniriidei Will I mlcritn
runlMhuient I'tovlileil by
Jury nf fieliootiuntcs.
We, nnr committee, unpointed to Investl
gate ihurgi's uguliist Wlllluni lies und
Mtorge ll.irnwell, eiutcts. having In aril oil
the testimony In the eitsi both for nnil
iii'nliit Mm iiitmu'iI iiml liiivlni: rnrefultv
weighed the evidence, do Und the nforoimlil
Wllllnm Sykcs. iiml Ueoige lUt nwcll guilty
us charged, unit recommend Hint they no
punlHlieii us followM: That Wllllnm Slcs
be publlcb sentenced to serve three con-Hi-i'titlve
Heviitli hours uiul that be bo ml
niimWlici! to iibstolti In ftituru from pil
fering; that tieorue Hurnwell. whom w
deem guilty In n Braver degri, be t educed
to the ranks from his nlllee or iiiiurtertniiH
ter sergeant, und that the statement of his
reduction uiul the cause thereof te read
publicly betoro the regiment.
This finding was handed down Monday
afternoon by perhaps tho youngest Jury that
over mt in this or miy other city. It win
mado up of nine students ot the High
school, selected from tho various grades by
Principal Wnterhnuse to try three of their
pceid ou Hie charge of theft. Tho llrst
session wjh held yesterday afternoon. hen
two eases were disposed of. Another will
be held today, when tho third rase will bo
taken up. The High school faculty has ap
proed tho foregoing 'decree and the prin
cipal will sec that It Is enforced.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
F'Trenst for Nebraska -Fnlr Tueday and
Weilnenduy; Northerly Winds, Hecomlng
Trmiiernture nt Onintin Yeteriln'l
Hour. lieu. Hour. lieu.
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Riithbuu said tonight, In nn Interview,
that at Plnttsburg barracks, New York, he
and n corporal fixed up thu plnn to collect
$1,000 Insurance. He said: "Tho plan wns
to slip a Btlff' Into some hotel, then set
fire to tho building, nfter having left papers
of mine In the pockets of tho stiff's clothes.
Of course, when the hote-1 burned we ex
pected tho stiff to bo burned up too, or at
least so scorched that no ono could recog
Ho says tho corporal came to Louisville
nnd under their agreement the corporal
was to secure tho "stiff." lUthhun hints
that tho corporal drugged tho victim If he
van drugged. Ho saya ho does not know
where the corporal Is now.
Rathbun, who enlisted here as Iu Root,
cavo his birthplace as Detroit, his nearest
relative ns J. Hrown of Dcbroy, Mich., his
trade as a printer nnd hln ago as 27.
Tho loulsvllln detectives think tonight
thnt. tho man found dead In tho Jefferson-
vllrt hotel on Thursday wns Charloa Good
mnn ot Kvnnsvlllc, I ml, Goodman left the
Salvation Army headquarters In Loulsvlllo
Wednesday night, saying ho was going to
Indiana, and bus never returned. It Is
wild tho description of Goodman nnd that
of the mnn found dead tally,
LITTLU ROCK, Ark,, Nov. It. Tho sup
poaed body of Newell C. Rathbun was today
turned over to the coronor nnd placed In
n vault to await an autopsy. Attorney
Usury M. Armlstead, who bos been repre
senting the Interests of the family, visited
the resldenco whero tho body was lying
today and states that Mn. Rathbun Is so
hysterical and nervous ihr.t she hardly
knows what she has said. She declares
that she has seen the body only onro nnd
that since lhat tlmo she has been too
nearly prostrated to again undergo the or
deal. Ho dcrlares that there Is not the
remotest evidence of collusion on the part
of any member of the family in the per
petration of Htif fraud. He further declares
that tho 'family has been frightened Into
making certain statements attributed to
FINED FOR GIVING OUT TIPS
Tito .Men Altetinl to llsir Helped t'lil
"Uiro I'ltllee Ciiuillilntes
CHICAGO, Nov. 11 Samuel C. Ksnter
nnd R, H. Loveless, charged with furnish
ing civil service examination questions to
pollee candidates In advance, were flced
$1,000 each by Judge Ne"!y today. A new
ttlsl was iranted David II. Weber, the other
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11. The United
States supremo court today advanced the
habeas corpus case of Captain Oberlln M.
Carter on Its docket and announced that
It would be heard on tho 2d of Decern
SAVANNAH, Ga., Nov. 11. In the
United States court today former Captain
Oberlln M. Carter of the corps of en
glneers, U. S. A., fllrd an answer to tho
proceedings of the government to recover
money now in pcusesslon of tho ex-rnptaln
and his friends because. It Is alleged, It
belongs to tho United States government
Ho states Hint the money Is his and that
ho has defrauded nn one. He contends
that his disbursement!) were r"Hei upon
by those higher In authority thau himself
when they were made and that tho govern
ment cannot proceed ngulnst him In tho
manner It has to tnko his money.
CHICAGO. Nov.. It. Another step to
further tho proceedings brought by tho gov
ernment against tho property of Oberlln
M. Carter was taken In the United States
circuit court today. Attorney Horace O.
Stone, representing the convicted army o ni
cer, and his relatives carried out pnrt of
tho agreement recently signed by turning
over about $71,000 worth ot property. Tho
property consists of $60,000 In railroad
bonds, n note for $11,000 and $700 In cash.
Theso will be kept In possession of Re
ceiver Max Whitney, ponding a settlement
of tho controversy In tho federal court.
Thts mnkes tho total amount received up
to date about $100,000. Another portion Is
still to bo transferred to the receiver nnd
this will bring tho total to almost $500,000.
ONE WAY OUT OF DILEMMA
Tun I'rnprlctnry Conipnnles Mny
I'lirim-il to Arrnnjio for Xnrth
ern rnetfle Settlement.
Senator Warren of Wyoming Is In the
city, but only for a few dnys, us ho goes
to Now York and thence to Cheyonno be
fore ho returns to Washington for tho
winter. Speaking upon tho question of Ir
rigation ho said: "It Is one ot tho vital
problems with whlrh congress U to deal
and it Is probably the most vital queMlon
with which the west has to deal. Just
what bill will bo reported from the com
uiltteo on public lands I cannot prognosti
cate. I know there nrei many Interests
to bo considered and thercforo thcro
should be no hasty legislation. The condi
tions In Wyoming nro most favorable. Wo
have been striking oil In our state In many
plnccs and ns the railroad facilities are In
creasing I look for nn oil output from our
state second to none In tho country."
Ili'liii rt nil-lit .Votes.
Rural free delivery letter carriers wero
appointed today ns follows:
Nebraska Humboldt. K. A. Cllft; Lin
coln, O. O. Tulley; Illalr, James L. Don
nelly; Ponrn, James E, Meyers; Spring
field Allen T. Jarnicr.
Iowa Sac City. Charles, F. Adams,
Mnthow F. Salusch; Dawson, Albert O.
Campbell; Paulina. Norman J. Young; Du
buque, Joseph C. Carroll; Anumosa, George
W. Kramer; Weal Point, Charles Wilson;
Perry, Abraham Fltron; Iowu City, W. It.
Hobby. Kno.wllle, T. Tyazellng: Karlham,
Cnlvln L. Francis; Aurel'a John T. Hen
dricks; Ilawkeye, 3. L. Siuuh Correction-
vllle, John W. Henth.
Postmasters appointed' Iowa Henry C
Prouty. Glendnn. Guthrie county. South
Dakota Date. Chateau county, Jasper Roth
Frank Hngln and Thomas J. Fitzgerald,
enrriers In South Omaha postolllee. wero
today promoted from $C00 to $850 each.
These postotllces will become presidential
oftlcea January 1: Now London, Radclllf,'
salary $1,100; Elgin, Ehhcx. Preston, Whit
ing nnd West Ilend. $1,000 each.
Tho poHtofilces at Arlosn, Laramie county.
Wyo., Is ordered discontinued; mall to
Charles K. Mitchell of Mount Vernon, S.
I)., was today appointed messenger In tho
oQlco of tho nimnarrk (N. D.) surveyor.
Reserve agents approved: Iowa National
of Des Moines for Farmers' National of
Hamburg, la.: Hanover National of New
York for First National of Castlewood.
Henry M. Lint, of Kails City, Neb., Charles
W. Ogg of Newton, la., and Marshull K.
Huinphiey nf Winona, Minn., were today
appointed taggers In tho bureau of animal
Industry at South Omaha.
ICEBERG DISABLES A STEAMER
City of TopeliH linn Kneonnler mi
Ho ml .North In Which It Coinr
On Neeonil Ileal.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Nov. 11. The Lynn
cannl stenmor City of Topoka steamed
slowly Into tho harbor this morning witlw
out passengers or cargo nnd with Its stem
bent and n gaping hole near tho load line
Tho steamer collided with a sunken Iceberg
In Taku hay on the up trip on the night
of November 2. A blinding snowstorm was
raging at the time nnd when the shock
camo some of tho passengers, thinking thi
ship was going down, made frantic at
tempts to get Into tho lifeboats. It wns
found that there was no Immediate danger
CREW MAY BEJJNDER WATER
l.lfr Snvrri nt I'hnthatu (In tn Look
for Sir it nf Sunken
CHATHAM, Majis, Nov. 11. In the henvy
gale which had been sweeping over the caps
since yesterday an unknown three-niastrd
schooner sank off hero during the night,
It Is thought tho vessel was coal laden and
sprung a leak while at anchor. Tho
Monomoy life saving station has gono to
tho wreck to look (or trace ot the crew,
NFW YORK. Nov. 11. The Mall mi' Ex
press says: Tho delcy in the punout.ee
niclit of the terms f tho Northern P.t
(.Ifie Ecttlcraenl, It wa learned today, was
duo to the Inability so far to ngreo upon
the details for the control ot Iho Hurling
ton nnd tho surrender of Northern Pacific
preferred stock owned by the Union Pa
cific. Thlt Is the ground for the current report
that tluro had been a hitch in tho dial
nnd It caused considerable selling of Union
Pacific stock. When It wns announced that
the main points ot tho agreement bad been
settled rofcrouco was made only to tho
decision of Messrs. Hill and Morgan to
gUe up n half Interest in tlio Burlington
to the t'nion Pacllle and to permit Iho
retirement of Northern Pacific preferred
In their efforts to delermtno how tho
Rurllngton should be financed they met
with unexpected difficulties, nlthough It
WHb agreed by both sides. It Is said, that
n proprietary company should bo organized
for this purpose, as well as another pro
prietary company for Great Northern and
There was a disposition on tho part of
the Northern Pacific to n-jrronder Its North
ern Pacific stock tor shares In a new pro
prietary company, but members of the Har
rlman syndlcnto objected to paying a largo
amount of cash for a ouo-halt Interest lit
Tho prlco of $200 n. share wbb thought to
bo too large nnd If all cash was paid for
thu Rurllngton It would mean nn outluy of
$200,000,000, which was ontlroly different
from what tho Harriman people had in
mind. It was said today that the most
likely way out of tho difficulty would bo
the surrender of tho Union Pacific hold
ings of tho Northern Pacific In exchang"
for an interest in the Rurllngton. The
former uro nbaut $77,000,000, par value,
and arc said to have cost something mora
than that figure.
Rut If the Northern Paolflo and Great
Northern accopted the ehanga tho Nprthern
Pacific would bo buying Its own stock. It
Is believed that tho two proprietary com
panies will afford a method of getting out
ot this dilemma, but nt tho moment things
are not progressing very rupldly.
CIVIL CLAIM S APPROVED
llonril nf A Isllnri lloliii'iis tlei'iini
tiienilntlmiK i'onelilllK- Old I'olltio-vt-
nt Nimil lllxr rvntory.
Four Itnllnrft U HohlietH' lleiwiril.
OUEKXam'RO, Pa.. Nov. U.-Rurglars
dynamited tho vault of the Smlthton Na
tional bnnk last night, but wero unable to
Set Into the safe, where $17,0J In cash was
eposlled, They only secured $, Thi- con
cussion partially wrecked tho 'mlldlng.
AmiIiiiM sII t" lie I'liinii)',
Cil'TIIIlli:. Okl.. Nov. 11 -Owners of us
nbaH mines at RhvIh. Indian Territory.
have received an order from Uemiany for
io.oki tons ot Hainan ueuvereo at uaivcsion,
Tex., tor eaporL
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11. -A contest be
tween tho scientists of the country on ono
sldo and tho naval line officers on the other,
which has been wnged for years past and In
volves tho rich prlzo of the control of the
naval observatory, has been brought to a
critical point by the presentation to Sec
rotary Long of tlio report of tho Hoard of
Visitors to the observatory, In which the
Ixsuo Is drawn sharply In favor of civil con
trol. The board Is composed of Churlpa A.
Young, Charles F. Chandler. Asaph Hall.
Jr., E. V. Pickering, Prof. Ormond Slntio
and William It. Harper, all men of national
reputation In scientific research. The par
ticular bono of contention of late has been
h vacancy In the office of astronomical ill-
rector and tho board makes the following
pointed remarks ns applying not only to
that, but to other less Important places In
"It la recommended that no astronomical
director be appointed at present, as n dual
headship has been found to woik unsatls
factoilly and under tho existing law tho ap
pointment of nn astronomer as solo director
of tho observatory, which the board consid
ers thu proper solution of the question, Is
Impracticable. Vacancies should not bo
filled among assistant astronomem nor
among professors of mathematics In
tho navy without examination for each va
cancy occurring, No distinction should bo
made between employes of tho observa
tory and other applicants."
Applying these principles to practice tho
board declines to namo a person to fill the
vacant oftlco of assistant astronomer at the
observatory nnd Instead recommends that
tho appointment be made after a civil scrv-
Ico examination under the auspices of the i
Coming to tho moro Important subject of
tho actual bend of tho observatory, which
involves tho issue botweon tho scientists
and tho line ollleers, tho board says:
"Tho Institution should be related to the
Navy department If continued under Its
control, In uorae such way as the Royal ob
servatory at Greenwich l related to tho
Rrltlsh admiralty. It should bo put under
tho control of the secretary of tho navy and
not through a bureau as at present."
In conclusion tho board finds objection to
tho manner In which approprintlons havo
been made In support of tho observatory,
saying that It Is not easy to determine what
portion of tho expendlturef pertains prop
erly to astronomical work, what portion to
the naval work and wbnt portion to the lm
provement and caro of the grounds as a
part. The cost of maintenance for the last
fiscal year wan $108,428, of which araoutit
$21,238 was expended la salaries.
Why It Wnn I'ornieil.
The body Is unique In Its formntloli. It Is
not exactly a court-mnrtlnl In the military
srnse. nor ct a court in tho civil sense,
but combines tho elements ot both. It
might bo railed nil Inquisitorial board. Its
existence was mado necessary by repeated
nets of pilfering In the school. Hleyiies,
luncheons, garments, books and other ar
ticles have disappeared with aggravating
regularity. It was clear to the principal
that something must be dune to stop It,
but the question arose what to do. Tho
Identity of tho pilferers wns nn open secret.
Tho evidence against them was conclusive.
Tho pollen might bo called In. but this
would br ng odium upnii the school. Tho
offenders might bo suspended, but this
would be no punishment at all, being In
most cases Just what they wanted. It was
tho old, old qiiistlon of how to punish n
pupil. Flngelatlon being proscribed and
nil other forms ot chastisement Inexpe
dient, tho principal hit upon tho "court
A temporary board was formed by ap
polntment, ns follows; Arthur Kclkcnney,
lletitenrnt colonel of High school regiment;
Lawrenco Sidwcll, ninjor; Will Coryell,
senior captain; Stnnley Rosowatcr, ser
geant; Albert Fall-brother, first, lieutenant
In charge of band; Edmund Rasmiisscn, prl
vii to; Kay Stoetzcl. signal corps; Rlehurd
Patterson, privnto; Frank Mlnden, private
This tribunal organized at 2 o'clock Mon
day afternoon by tho election of Arthur
Kelkenuey as judge ndvocnte and Lawrence
Sldwell as clerk Tho accused 'vcro then
nrralnued before them nnd the evidence
Though the Inquisition was conducted bo
hind closed doors It Is understood that tho
proceeding wns entirely dignified, partakln;
In no way of the character of a kangaroo
Niiinex Are Withheld.
The evidence heard pertained to the theft
of two lilryoles. As Principal Wntcrhouso
requested that tho names of tho offenders
bo withheld from publication, these will
do very well In place ot the real ones: Tho
Indictment contained the names Dick Tur-
pln, 11111 Sykos and George Ilarnwcll. Sykos
nnd Ilarnwcll nro small boys, nnd wore lic
enced only of being accessory nfter tho
fact. They received tho wheels from Dick
Turpln, an older lad, who went bodly Into
tho High school corridor nnd took them
from their rncks. Turpln's rnso will be
taken up today.
Principal Woterhouae oxpresses himself
as fully satisfied with tho finding of tnn
board nnd thinks It possible from present
Indications that tho "court-martial" may
becomo a fixed institution of tho school, or
at least that It may continue so long as
there Is any occasion for Its existence. 1 Io
thinks ho sees in It the discouragement ot
further predntory raids upon cloakroom and
"One reason for my oppolutlng this com
mittee." said he, "wns to teach tho students
a lesson lu self-rellnnco and self-government.
They will havo to face theso things
when they go out Into life, and I would liku
to havo them feel that they havo ,i little
republic up hero In which nil may take
l.ocUi'i't for the Pupils,
"As soon as we movn Into the High
school building wo will have a remedy for
thieving among students thnt will prob
ably bo the best solution poaslhlo for tho
difficulty under the clrcumstnnres," snld
Principal Woterhouse yesterday. "This will
consist of a completo lockor system nnd
the ndvnntages of that plan over tho pres
ent scheme of widu-opoii cloak rooms, ac
cessible to nil nt any time, cannot bo ex
aggerated. It will not bo possible to fur
nish each Individual pupil with u lockor,
but thoy will bo assigned to pairs of stu
dents, two using ono. Tho lockero will bo
roomy and no Inconvenience will result.
"Theso safety plnces will be located nil
along and about tho corridors, extending
up to n point some blx feet from tho Moor.
1 do not know whether combination locks
or kcj'B will be used, but I fuvor the former,
as that system would undoubtedly savo a
great deal of trouble with lost keys. When
now assignments nro mado each yenr tn
lockers tho combinations may be changed
by n slight manipulation of tho tumblers
so that no universal knowledge of the neces
sary sequence of figures will prevail.
"As things aro now I might stand right
In the doorwny of n cloukroora nil day and
still havo n score of hats or garments
stolen right before my eyes, for I would
havo no way of knowing that the article
belonged to other than the person assum
PROFESSOR KILLED BY A FALL
It I ell tl nl Mnxo-Mnltli of Ciiliiiuhln
Cult ei slt i Illen nl HeitliinliiK
nf nirS Vocation.
NEW YORK. Nov. 11. Richard Mayo
Smith, n professor of political economy at
Columbia university, was killed tonight hy
falling from a window ot his study on the
fourth lloor of his residence nn West Seventy-seventh
street to the stone fl.igglng In
the rear. So fur as the police have Investi
gated the case they conclude that the fall
Prof. Mayo-Smllli u short time ago h
gan the year's vacation which Cnliimbii-
gives to members of the faculty uftcr they i
have served seven yean. He had been lit
for n few months, but not sick enough tn
cause the family any alarm. This evening
he told his wife, who win In the study with
l:lm. lhat he felt llrctl nnd would lie down
for n short time. She left him.
Very soon after the butler. In passim; the
study, saw the form of a man going out of
the window. Ilo thought It was a burglar
unit ran down stairs to Inform Mrs. Smith.
Something made tho wife think It might be
her husband and on running out to Hie rear
ard she saw the body of the prnfossnr. A
physician who wan called said death must
hnvo been Instiintnnenus.
Resides his wife Prof. Mnyo-Smlth leaves
four children. He had been a professor of
political economy at Columbia since iss:t.
He was born lu Ohio and grnduuted from
Amherst collrge In IS,. He wni an honor
ary rollow of the Royal Statistical Society
of Great llrltaln and a member of the Na
tional Academy of Science. He was a writer
on economic subjects and the author of
Emigration and Immigration. "Sociology
nnd Statistics." "Statistics and Economics."
Them works were published lu 1SJ0, 1893
nnd 18fl! respectively.
Officer Oaptire Frank Tbompsoi, Nijte
Deiperade, After a Sniffle.
FUGITIVE SLIIMTLY WOUNDED IN HEAD
Pone Ineenied at Previous Fail re Exerts
Itself Her Zsaloiilj.
WHITE BOY IS SHIT THROUGH THE LUNG
Lawreice Liwis Refutes to 3rmder Whin
Hope is Qeie.
DENVER DEMANDS A FAVOR
Colnrnilo Cnpltnl ,rrl Itnte from
( oiiot Miimlil ot Hxrreil Hint
tn Mlftiiimi ltl or.
DENVEIt. Nov II. O. A. Prouty and to
soph Flfer. members ot tho Interstate Com
n-erce commission opened nn Inquiry nt the
federal courtroom In this city today on tho
charge of discrimination against Denver In
freight rates from tho Pacific coast. About
a year ago the interstate Commerce com
mission decided that the railroads should
not charge more for freight from tho Paclflo
to Denver than from thu Pacific to Missouri
river points on any commodity except sugar.
Notwithstanding this the railways In
their schedules of castbound tariffs from tho
coast, mil tic the rate to Denver from '100 to
fi00 per cent higher on 130 articles than the
rote to Omaha or Kansas City. The pro
ceedings today are on nn order Issued by
tho commission ngnlnst the Southern Pa
cific nnd Snnta Fo companies to show
cause why they have not put tho equal
rates 'nto effect on nil articles.
W. II. Harrison, attorney for the Denver
Chamber of Commorce, conducted tho In
quiry for tho claimants, Oeorgo J. Kludcl
and others. Henry A. Dobbs appeared for
tho Santa Fe nnd W. R. Kelly for the Union
Pacific. Tho Southern Pacific was not rep
resented by counsel, but sent an apology
for Its nonappearance.
BECKHAM FREES HIS MIND
Governor nf Krntneky Slrrnly Ar-i-ii
luns Hln Inillnnn Collennnr
fnr ItcfiiHlim lleiiilNlllnii.
FRANKFORT. Ky., Nov. 11. Governor
Reckbnm tonight addressed to Governor
Durbln of Indiana a letter replying to tho
criticism by that executive of the courts
and officials of Kentucky In his recent let
ter refusing to honor the requisition for
Taylor and Flnley, wanted fnr alleged com
pllclty In tho asrasslnatlon of Governor
Goehul. He severely nrraigns Governor
Durbln for his refusal, charging that In do
lng so he violated his oath of office to sup
port tho constitution of the United States
and that ho became "a party nfter tho fact
to tho most Infamous nrlme In tho history
ot this titntc, tho cold-blooded nnd dust
urdly murder of an eminent and cllstlti
gulshcd citizen of Kentucky."
ROANOKE SIGHTED AT SEA
Tnrilv .Merehnnl M It I it I nun Which
HlKh Itnles Olitnlneil Still Him
SAN FKANCISCO, Nov. 11. -The overdue
ship Roanoke, on which relnsurnnco for
several wcoks past has boen quoted at 30
per rent, was sighted on September 9 In
Intltude 31 south, longitude 61 west.
The Roanoke Is out 152 days from Norfolk
with n cargo of ijonl consigned to tho Mara
Island navy yard. On receipt nf the nows
tho rates for relnsurnnco dropped from 30
to R per cent.
Three other ships of the overdue fleet
advanced 5 per cent today In tho relnsur
nnco market. Gloncalrd now stands ut 30
per cent, AgUa nt SO per cent and La Tour
d'Auvergne nt 2ft por cent. Olcnbrcck,
which, llko Ronnoke, hHS n cargo of Poca
hontoa coal, remains nt 00 per cent rein
biirance. It Is probubla that within a few
days Olcnbrcck will bo posted ns missing.
SEVENTH NATIONAL TO OPEN
(io Ttiniciit Ccinintriiller XntlflcN
mv nrl. Clriirliiir limine thnt
llnnk t'ltti Iti'siimc Toil ii).
SALARY TOO SMALL FOR WU
(itlttese nlplmnnt Ojiilil III Afford
tn Accept I'mfessnrxlilii ill
Col II III III 11 t'n 1 1 c ik 1 1 ) .
NEW YORK. Nov. 11. Trustees of tho
Columbia university said today there was
no truth In tho report that tho Chine
minister, Wu Tlngfnng, had been offered
tho chair of Chlneso languogo and lltera
turo and said tho matter had not como bo
fore tho board of trustees In any way. Fran
cis S. Dangs, ono of the hoard, said It was
not within tho range of probability that tho
Chlneso minister would accept, because, In
the first place, ho would havo to expatriate
himself and. second, tho salary of the pro
fessorship (probably not moro than $1,000)
would hardly bo acceptable to a man of
Mr, Wu's station.
NEW YORK. Nov. II. Comptroller of tho
Currency Illdgley notified the New York
clearing house this nftcrnoon that the con
dition of tho reorganized Seventh National
bank wns satlbfactory to tho government,
thnt Its affairs wero In tho condition where
It could pay all Its obligations and reopen
with promising prospects and thnt tho re
celver had been discharged. Tho bank
wns. In effect, In tlio hands of Its officers
from the time lhat tho statement was mado
and It will bo opened officially tomorrow,
Movements nf Oectin Vessel Xov, 11,
At Now York Arrived: Faderland. from
Antwerp; Hovic. from Liverpool,
At UrcmenAriiveil: Hrcmen, from New
At QueeiiMtiiwii -Arrived: Kaxonla, from
Huston, for Liverpool.
At Glasgow Sailed: Norwegian, for Ros
ton: Nutn dlun. for 8t. John. N. 11.
At lllbrnltar - Sailed: Fucrst Hlsmnrck,
from ucuua, una .apies, tor now lorn.
HE IS THOUGHT TO BE FATALLY INJURED
Three tintiK of Convicts Are Itcnorletl
In elRtthitrhnoit of Tnpektt
iiml llorile nf Ollli'lnln
mi Their Trull.
TOI'EK A. Kan , Nov. tl. With the cap
ture of Frank ThompMin. the negro leader
of the federal penitentiary mutiny of last
Thursdny. fourteen of the tweiity-sl fugi
tive convicts havo been retaken.
Thompson was captured near Council
Grovo tonight by Deputy Vnllcd Slates Mar
shal Prcscntt and n posse of farmer. H-
showed fight, hut. was brought down bv
a load of micKsnot. Tnompson is nni nnu
gcroiibly wounded nnd will bo returned to
the penitentiary tomorrow.
Tho convicts are yet nt large and Inspliiin;
much fear among tho Inhabitants of thp
country dlstrlrt. Tonight officers nro ut
work In a dozen different counties and as
home report that they have groups of con
vlcts rounded up. moro captures will bo
mado before morning.
From Council Grove, where Thompson
was captured, tonight six convicts have
slatted Io Cottonwood FallH and ore freely
holding up nnd robbing people and plunder
ing farms nil along, Many have had en
counters with tho men nnd people along
the route nre nfrald to venture out of their
(itlri'ii Cn trot ltnnils.
In Lyon county citizens and of.
fleers nro armed and nro pntrollng tho
approaches to the town, as the convicts will
probably pass that wnj. Thrro Hiisperted
convlctH wero seen boarding n freight train
In Ottawa tonight nnd they nre expected to
drop off near Emporia, whero there Is Bome
heavy timber suitable for hiding.
Near Osage City. Deputy Warden Lemon,
with fourteen officers la closely In touch
with three convicts, whom ho expects to
enpturo before morning.
The sheriff nt Oswego Is in pursuit of n
convict who held up some men there today
The sheriff nt Alma reportB that he has two
suspected convicts Hurrounded,
Tho convicts nro seemingly becoming
bolder and are invading towns. In tho
Union Pacific yards ot Wiimcgo tonight two
of the runaways hold up a man and com
pelled him at the point of njroyolver, toglve
them $!"2. They then hoarded n frolgfit""
train and went west without nny attempt
being made to capture them.
I'lullt with Tlloiiiion.
TOPEKA. Kan., Nov. 11 Frank Thomp
son, the negro leader of tho mutiny at thu
federal prison at Leavenworth, which re
sulted In the escape last Thursday of
twenty-six prlhonern, was captured eight
miles north of Council Grovo this evening
by ft posso under command nt Deputy
United Stntes Mnrshal E. A. Prcsroti.
Thompson would not Mil-render, but was
taken nfter u hnrd fight with the olllccis.
In which he was shot In tho bend, but not
severly Injured. No member of tho posso
Deputy Marshal PrcHcott has been in
Council Grovo ever sluco Saturday morning
on tho wntch for o,capod prisoners. There
were n number of them In this vicinity mid
several depredations on property have re
sulted from their prcsonct-.
This morning Deputy Prescott heard of
the presence of tho negro convict a few
miles north of town mid Immediately set
out to make tho capture, assisted by Sher
iff Michel and some other otllcorw.
The olTleers hnd Just emerged from a
wooded tract when they saw Thompson
running across tho open. Ho vvjik ordered
to halt, but bo answered hy wheeling around
nnd doing i-omn rapid tiring with a II
caliber revolver. Tho officers then Hied
nnd Thompson dropped. Ho was stunned
and was easily secured. Thompson will
be taken back to tho penitentiary tomorrow.
Cup I n re of Lewis.
KANSAS CITY. Nov. 11. Another day
has ndded ono more to tho list of escaped
Fort Leavenworth convicta captured, that
of Lnwrence lxiwls, who was mortally
wounded this morning near Qmmcmo, Kan ,
while making a dash through a cordon of
armed deputies. Now there aro but thir
teen prisoners at largo,
Lewis is a white hoy, 20 year ot nge.
who was sent up In Octobor, 1D00, to un
dergo a five years' sentence for larcony
He was tracked to a wooded placo near
Qurnomo by tho city marshal of that placo
(which Is situated forty mllps southwest
from Fort Leavenworth) and a dozen men
bearing rifles. An order to surrender was
mot with defiance nnd Lewis, unarmed, nnd
although practically surrounded, darted for
the nearest opening.
Ho had gone scarcely 100 yards whon a
bullet from a rllln in tho handa ot one of
his pursuers plerred his lung from behind
nnd brought him to tho ground. Weeding
nnd fntnlly wounded, Lewis was taken to
the marshal's officii and carod for whilu
Wnrden McClaughry vvaB notified.
Threo distinct gangs of convicts have
lieen reported nt points within fifteen miles
around Topoka since last night and nl
though a horde of penitentiary guards,
deputy sheriffs and farmers havo been on
the go nil dtiy. night fell with only ono
capture, that of Lewis, reported.
From tho descriptions received, Wnrden
McClnughry believes that tho two captor
of Sheriff Cool; ot Topoka wero Arthur
Hewitt, white, and Lou Snuthniiand, part
Indian. Hewitt, with Frank Thompson.
negro, were ring leaders In the outbreak.
and the warden today Increased the reward
for their capture Hewitt and Routherland
wero both serving tlvo-year sentencea for
larceny, Hewitt Is 23 years old, whllo
Southorlnnd Is but IS.
Offtclnln Arc minim.
At 5:30 this evening a message received
at tho pcnltontlnry noted that Thompson,
with threo other convicts, hod been traced
to near Council Grove this afternoon aud
was being followed, The oflicora ut Topoka,
both county and city, filled with rnvongn
at being foiled at Pauline, are bending
every energy to overhaul theso particular
convicts, who they profess to hellnvo ar
In hiding within thirty miles of tho acenn
whero yeaterdny's exciting eplsoda wns
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