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ALL DENY THE TALE
prominent Hen Aocused by Christmas
Denounce the Bribery Charges
STATE DEPARTMENT WILL IGNORE THEM
Decides Matter Unworthy of Seriona At
tention and Takes No Steps.
AFFAIR IS DISCREDITED IN COPENHAGEN
Alleged Bribery of American Con f
Gets Little Hotioe.
CHRISTMAS AND GRON REPUDIATED
.Alleged (ommlnloni by Danish Got
rament to Negotiate Sale of Will
ladles by t'orrapt Means
NEW YORK, March 2S. Carl Flscher
Hanten of tbla city, who waa attorney for
Walter Christmas, the representative of the
Danish government in the overturea for tbe
purchase of tbe Danish Writ Indies In 1900,
was Indignant at tbe conduct of his client
shown In his secret report to the Danish
ministry, lately published. 1
"Ordinarily legal etiquette," said he,
"would prevent my speaking. But this re
port Is so defamatory and outrageous that
I feel justified in washing my hands of the
Mr. Fiacher-Hansen described the course
of tho Danish representative as It appeared
Christmas undertook, accordng to Mr.
Fischer-Hansen, to atart tbe sale of tbe
Islands for the Horring ministry. Aa far
tack aa 1860 the sale had been almost con
eummated. but at the last moment this
government had drawn back. Thus Den
mark could not make overtures or do more
than suggest that overtures would bo ac
cnptable. This Christmas did. He con
ducted Secretary White of the American
embassy from London to Copenhagen. "At
that point," aald Mr. Fischer-Hansen, "his
services ended. The negotiations from there
on were carried forward by the American
minister In Denmark and tbe Danish min
ister at Washington.
Personal Gala he Motive.
"The Horring ministry, going out of e
lstence in a few months, waa succeeded by
the Sehested ministry, to which Christmas
made his secret report, setting forth tbe
alleged obligations he was under to various
"This report was evidently made," said
the lawyer, "with the belief that It could
never see the light. But Its publication
has shown Its absurdity. I am quite sure
Christmas never saw the men he mentions
and I believe the report was made for the
purpose of peraonal gain."
Wilber C. Brown, partner of Abner Mc
Kinley, whose same waa mentioned la con
nection with the Christmas charges, made
pubHo la ,cuiigr.;a. yesterday, has mot the
following letter to Representative Dalzell,
Chairman of the Investigating committee: -
Dear Blr: The. papers this morning con
tain extracts rend In congress yesterday
from Insidious charges alleged by one Wal
ter Christmas In connection with the pur
rhnxR fir the Danlxh West Indies.
Bo far as these charges relate to Abner
VrKlriley and myself they are unquali
fiedly, maliciously false In every particular.
1 ahall be glad to appear before your
committee at any time you may aemre.
Very respectfully, W. C. BROWN.
WASHINGTON, March 28. The Btate de
partment will take no steps to bring to the
attention of the Danish government tbe
charges against the integrity of American
statesmen preferred by Captain Christmas
and yesterday brought to the attention of
the house of representatives.
In worthy of Notice.
The department regards the charges as
tinwortby of lta attention by reason of In
ufBclent evidence and obvious error In
statements of alleged facts. The depart'
ment Is perfectly aware also' that the Dan
tan government doea not lutend to pay one
cent of the $500,000 claimed by Christmas
a his commission, so that, of course, none
of that money could bo used to corrupt
American statesmen and newspapers.
COPENHAGEN, March 38. Tho Christ
mas scandal Is not discussed here nor the
facts In the case published in Copenhagen,
although a full account of Congressman
Richardson's statements to congress was
telegraphed to the semi-official news
agency in this city. Denmark, however, has
beard from both Captain Walter Christmas
and Niels Oron, who haa also claimed to
have acted as a Danish ag?nt In negotiat
ing the sals of the Danish West Indies.
Each claimed a commission, but tbe gov
eminent has refused to recognise either of
them, declaring that neither waa ever con
nected In the negotiations In the slightest
degree. A newspaper referred to the con
troversy during the latter part of Febru
ary, but It did not take Oron or Christmas
erloualy. Oron. started for America soon
DEATH FOLLOWS OLD FEUD
Halfbreed ladlaa to Killed la PL
tol Fight with Farm.
GUTHRIE, Okl.. March 28. Early today a
pitched battle occurred between two halN
breed Indians, George, and John Curtfcs, and
two farmers. James Thompson and William
Smith, near Mlnco, Choctaw Nation. The
latter were preparing to plant corn, when
the Indiana appeared heavily armed and be
gaa firing. The Ore waa returned by the
farmers and the battle continued for some
timet the parties shooting from ambush.
Smith waa seriously wounded and George
Curtis died from bis wounds.
Ths fight was the result' of an old feud,
two yeara ago, when John Curtis kiiled a
brother of William Thompson and shot this
same Smith In the abdomen and arm. No
arrests have been made.
CATTLE SUFFER IN COLORADO
la Pitiable Coadltloa (or Waat of
Water aa Bcraass of
DENVER, March 38. Reports from Orch
ard. Colo., sav that many cattle oa the
plains are la a pitiable condition for want
of water. Many of tbe water holes In Mor
gan county have been fenced In by owners
of small herds and other cattlemen, whose
stock Is shut off from water srs threaten
ing to take retaliatory msaauree. Much ill
feeling has also been excited among owners
of range cattle by the Impounding of ani
mals, said to be in need of water, by on
cere of ths humans society.
A snow and wind storm prevailed la
northwestern Colorado today and heavy
losses among the weakened rang cattle are
BOERS ELUDEBRITISH GRASP
Fifteen Hundred Mrs Are Said to
Have Composed Body that
PRETORIA, Transvaal Colony, March 28.
About 1,500 Boers under Delarey, Liebon
borg, Kemp and Wolmaraus were within
the area of Lord Kitchener's latest move
ment, but though surprised by the rapidity
displayed by the British troops, gaps In the
letter's lines enabled most of tbe burghers
to escape. The Boer prisoners totaled 179
men. Including Commandant H. Kruger,
and former Landrost Neethllng of Klerks
dorp. From the first prisoners captured It waa
earned that General Delarey waa himself
slde the actual cordon, having alept
''ft, distance westward of Llebonborg,
-na otner woer commanders were m-
y.oluuins of the enemy.
Thv N)dy, consisting of 600 Boers,
was slg. -ut 10 o'clock In the morn-
ng and . V at full speed, making
for a gap A the British columns.
The race for yvr ensued. A force of
mounted Infantry which had already ridden
upward of fifty miles, pressed Its tired
horses until many of tbe animals gave out,
hen the men Jumped off and raced forward
on foot. Some of the mounted men, how
ever, were able to gallop right into tbe
gap Just ahead of the burghers, whom they
met with a warm fire.
These troops also succeeded In driving
back a body of 300 Boers, who were forced
to desert the guns they had eaptured from
the Donop convoy aoutbwest of Keters-
dorp. In February. The Boers tried to get
through several openings, but on each oc-
aslon were forced to double back until
tbey ultimately found a gap and passed out
of the British, lines, wtlhln sight of Klerks-
dorp. Many fell before the pursuing col
umns could overtake the Boers.
Five Canadians who fell out of tbtlr col
umn and tried to work their way back, were
urrounded by a Boer force and made a
splendid defense. But, finally, seeing their
case waa hopeless, four of the Canadians
surrendered. The fifth, however. Indig
nantly refused to throw down his arms and
continued a single-handed fight until he
was killed. This was regarded as one of
the most heroic Incidents of the day.
An illustration of the resourcefulness of
the Boers was given by Llebonborg and sev
eral hundred men, when, taking advantage
of tbe confusion of the drive, they formed
a commando similar In arrangement to that
of a British column. Moving close to one
of the numerojs gaps In on of the British
lines, they succeeded in reaching It and ID
getting safely awsy before their ruse was
The guns captured from Von Donop'a con
voy were brilliantly recaptured by the Scot
tish Horse, which charged up to the mus
cles of the artillery and rode the Boer gun
ners off their feet before tbe latter bad a
chance to Are.
BULL FIGHTS AT CORONATION
Characteristic Spanish Sport Will Be
' Held at Alfonso's Crown-
MADRID. March 28. Tbevtstes to Tie
held on the occasion of the crowning of
Alfonso XIII as king or 8paln will com
mence May 12, with a grand review of 15,000
troops at Camp Carabanchel. There will be
a gala operatio performance and a concert
May 16. Tbe actual ceremony of admin
istering the oath to Alfonso will take place
In the Chamber of Deputlea May IT, whan
Alfonso becomes of age.' Upon this occa
slon Alfonso will for the first time wear tbe
uniform of a captain general In the Spanish
army. After toe ceremony in tne cnamoer
the king and court will proceed In state
to hear a Te Deum In the Church of San
Francisco el Grande. A banquet to the for
eign envoys will be given tn the evening.
There will be popular and municipal fes
tltlves, bull fights, horse races, balls and
receptions during the six days from May 12
to May 18.
OFFER PRAYERS FOR PEACE
Bishops of Three Dloceaee Issue
Special Appeals for a Spirit
LONDON, March 28. "A Prayer for
Peace" waa ths only novel festurs of the
observance of Good Friday In Great Britain.
The bishops of London. Rochester end St.
Albans laaued special appeals In their dio
ceses to unite In prayer that both British
and Boers be granted the temper of peace
makers, pointing out that similar prayers
are being offered In ths Dutch churches of
A Sunday atmosphere pervsdes here. All
business Is suspended and the churches and
open air resorts in the neighborhood of
London are crowded. No newspapers are
published and everyone who could leave
town till April 1 has departed. Ths gov
ernment offices sre closed and the Wj
office haa snnounced that oven Lord Kltcb
ener's dispatches will not bs Issued today
IN PRISON FOR TREASON
Officer of Riiilaaa Caasst no Ki
coated, bat Gets Closo
ST. PETERSBURG, March 28. Colonel
Grimm, ths Rusalaa officer, who Is charged
with revealing Russian military secrets to
Oermany, baa beea brought hers sad placed
In closs confinement. The statement sman
atlng from Vienna, and cabled to ths
United States that Colonel Grimm had al
ready been tried and sentenced to death
on these charges by a court-martial at
Warsaw, aro incorrect. He will soon bs
tried on ths charges here. In any cass
Colonel Grimm cannot bo executed, sines la
Russia ths betrayal of military seorets Is
not a capital offense, unless thla betrayal
be made to a power, with which Russia
Is at war.
About sixty arrests have been made tn
connection with alleged betrayal of military
secrets by Colonel Grimm.
TURKEY MOBILIZES TROOPS
land Irregalaa Soldiers
one to Jala the
CONSTANTINOPLE, March 28. Ths
Turkish government has decided to call te
the colors rO.000 Irregular troops m batches
of forty battalions, each batch aggregating
about 20.000 men. This mobilisation la os
tensibly for ths annual maneuvers, but Is
view of the conditions la Macedonia consld
era bis significance Is attached to ths move
ment. . t
New Sooth Wales Wheat Crop,
SYDNEY. N. 8. W., March 28. The re
vised official estimate of tho wheat crop of
New Bout. Wales la that L8vO,0O acres
will rtell U.T0S,0O bushels.
ESTATE GOES TO EDUCATION
Cecil Rhodes' Millions Will Promote Boheme
of Elevating British Race.
BULK OF FORTUNE THUS BEQUEATHED
English Press Cava Rest of Estate
Will Endow Family aad Gratify
Few Peraoaal De
LONDON, March 29. The Dally Mall says
it Is In a position to assert that the late
Cecil Rhodes left the bulk of bis fortune.
except some personal and family bequests
to the promotion of his vast Imperial plan
of education. This project embraces every
land where the union Jack flies. Its purpose
Is the Intellectual betterment of the British
race throughout the world and the fostering
of the Imperial sentiment.
The Dally Mail adds that this Idea of bet
ter fitting "younger Britain to cope success
fully with rival nationalities was long a
dominant scheme with Cecil Rhodes, but
even his closest friends little Imagined the
abaorblng hold It obtained on him until this
waa disclosed by the terms of his will."
The details of this plan of education will
be made public In a few days.
Cecil Rhodes left the Dalham estate to
his brother. Colonel Francis W. Rhodes. The
estate was purchased by Cecil Rhodes last
Plans for Kaaeral.
CAPETOWN. March 28. Ths coffin con
taining the body of Cecil Rhodes will be
conveyed to the parliamentary buildings
here during the morning of April S and will
lie In state In the vestibule till t o'clock In
the afternoon, when It will be removed to
the Anglican cathedral (the latter being
close to the parliamentary buildings), where
the first portion of the burial service will be
The funeral procession will afterward
reverse the principal streets of Cspetown
to the railroad- station. Thence the cofflr.
Will be taken by special train to Buluwayo,
stopping for a short time at Klmberley.
Only a few Intimate friends will accom
pany the body to Buluwayo. I
Tbe coffin during the funeral procession at
Capetown will be carried on the gun car
riage of "Long Cecil," the famous old gun
used at the siege of Klmberley.
DENTIFIES THE DYNAMITER
Man la Canadian Prison Said to Be
Lake Dillon, Friend of
BUFFALO, March 28. The Express today
publishes a story to the effect that Karl
Dallman, one of tbe three men sentenced to
Ufa Imprisonment In the Kingston (Ont.)
penltentisry for attempting to blow up a
lock In the Wetland canal on April Zl, 1900,
is no other than Luke Dillon, the Irish na
tional leader and famous as a close friend
of Dr. Cronin, who was murdered In Chi
Three men were captured soon after the
explosion which wrecked a portion of one
of tbe Canadian canal locks. Two of them,
John Waleb and John Nolln, were Identified
and their records trsced. The third man.
who gave his name as Karl Dallman, was a
Two years sgo Dillon was teller of the
Dime Savings bank of Philadelphia. An
nouncement was made then to Dillon's
friends that he had gone to Europe. A year
later the report was circulated that bo bad
been drowned In Ireland. .
The plot to blow up tho Wei land canal
failed. The men blundered in lowering the
dynamite Into the locks, placing It in such
position that the gates withstood tho
shocks. Had It succeeded a large area of
the surrounding country would have been
flooded and the loss of life would have been
PHILADELPHIA, March 28. Luke Dillon
was known In this city as a member of
various Irish-American organisations, In
cluding the Clan-Na-Gael, ths IrlBh-Amerl-can
snd tbe Ancient Order of Hibernians.
He waa also a member of tbe Red Men. .
He had been teller of the Dime Savings
bank In this city, but resigned that position
two years ago. It Is said by several of
bis friends that he Joined a party of his
countrymen, who left here esrly In 1900 to
go to South Africa, with about fifty Irish
residents of Chicago, tor the purpose of
Joining tbe Boer army.
Luke J. Dillon, his son, occupies a cleri
cal position in the postofflco here. He de
clined to discuss the published ststement
of his father's alleged Identification, fur
ther than to aay he did not accredit the
report. He would not aay how long bis
father had been absent from tbe city.
REFUSES BAVARIA'S APPEAL
Federal Coart Declines to Release
Foreigner oa Writ of
CINCINNATI. March 18. Jurire a n
Thompson, In the United 8tates court today,
refused to release Henrlch Harris on a
writ of ha tens corpus. Requisition from tbe
Bavarian government had been mads for
Harris on affidavits charging forgery. Ex
tradition naDera had bean granted anil (ha
United States marshal was about to take
Heme to New York to turn him over to the
German consul fn thst rltv h.. k-
habeas corpus proceedings were Instituted.
ise case win now do carried to the United
States supreme court before the extradition
Henrlch Herrle was a Dromtnent kink
in Bavaria. Ho resides hers now. with his
wlfs and children and hu mn t.
atlves In this city. Hs Is charged with forg
eries aggregating several hundred thouaand
maraa in connection with alleged raised
checks and drafts. The affidavit. sii
against him were mostly from creditors snd
otners with whom be conducted business In
CAPITALIST PAYS HIS FINE
Projector at Grand Rapids Pas Two
Tboaaaad Delia ra for Prlv-
Urge of Bribery.
GRAND RAPIDS. Mich., March 28. Henry
A. Taylor, tne young eastern capitalist con
victed of conspiracy to bribe la connection
with a proposition to saddls upon tbls city
a 84.000,000 water supply contract appeared
in tho superior court this afternoon to re
ceive his sentence. Judge Newbam at ones
Imposed a line of 11,000, the maximum with
out imprisonment. Taylor paid ths fins
snd was discharged from custody.
This disposes of three of tho Indictments
la the water deal. Ex-City Attorney Lant
K. Salsbury and Slllsmaa C. McLeod are
now serving terms la ths Dstrolt house
of correction for violating the United States
banking laws. Ths trial of T. F. Garry Is now
on call for next Monday aud It Is understood
Ja nU for a chug of venue srtU be mado.
GRIGGS TO LEAD DEMOCRATS
Georgia Representative le Chosen
Chairman of Congressional Com
mittee for Coming- Campaign.
WASHINGTON, March 2S. Representa
tive James M. Griggs of Goorgia was unani
mously chosen chairman of the democratic
congressional committee at a meeting held
tonight In the minority caucua room at the
capitol. A committee consisting of the
chairman, Mr. Griggs; Representative Wil
liams of Mississippi, Representstive Rupert
of New York, Representative Richardson of
Tennessee, Representative Williams of Illi
nois, Representative Jackson of Kansas and
Senator Culberson of Texas, waa appointed
to perfect a plan of organization for the en
suing congressional campaign and select the
remaining officers of ths committee subject
to the ratification of a meeting of the full
committee to be held April 11.
It is the understanding that thla commit
tee, among other things, will report In favor
of the creation of an executive committee,
of which former Representative Benjamin
P. Cable of Illinois probably will be chair
man, and of a finance committee, of which
Louis Nixon of New York probably will be
chairman. The only other name beside that
of Mr. Griggs which waa presented to tbe
committee for chatrmaaship was Mr. Cow
herd of Missouri, but this name was with
drawn before the vote waa taken.
The following were selected to represent
states which have no democratic repreaenta.
tion in congress:
Connecticut, Robert B. DeForrest; Iowa,
G. A. Hoffman; Maine, H.'J. Brown; New
Hampshire, Henry Hoi lis; Oklahoma Terri
tory, Harry Bacon; West Virginia, E. H.
Ossesman; Wisconsin, H. C. Wall; Wyom
ing, C. T. Arnold; Indian Territory, Sam
The committee tonight heard the protests
of a faction of the democracy of the Dis
trict of Columbia against James L. Norrls,
who was elected to represent tbe district at
a former meeting of the committee, but de
cided to disregard the protests made.
DEMOCRATS IN HOT FIGHT
Wage Moat Eventfal , Campaign la
Arkaasaa with Senator Jones
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March 28. The
most eventful campaign In Arkansas demo
cratic annals closed tonight and tomorrow
each of the seventy-five counties will hold
a primary election to determine tbelr choice
for United States senator and state snd
Senstor James K. Jones, chairman of the
democratic national committee, and former
Governor James P. Clarke, who Is demo
cratic national committeemen for Arkan
sas, are rival candidates for the United
States senate and each has made a thorough
canvaas. At the respective headquarters in
this city tonight each side, with apparent
confidence, claims victory tomorrow. The
direct vote In the primary elections will
govern democratic members of tbe leglala
ture at which Senator Jones' successor will
be chosen next January. .,
Besides the spirited eontiet for United
States senator tbe gubernatorial nomlna
tlon Is a sharp' bona at mteotlon n.ilh
Governor Jefferson Davis 'contending for
second term against A. E. Rector, a son of
the famous war governor of Arkansas. In
each of the seven congressional districts
the voters will select a nominee for con
HANNA NOT JN. THE FIELD
Ohio Statesman Positively Deelarea
He is Kot m Presldeatlal
TOMAH, Wis., March 28. Senator Mar
cus A. Hanna has written a letter to C. W
Croty of this city, states that be is la no
sense a candidate for the presidency In
1904, and requeetlag his friends tp discour
age any movement to that end. Mr. Croty
wrote to the senator some days ago, and
yesterday received the following autograph
UNITED STATES. SENATE. WASHING
TON, March Z7. My Dear Blr: I have Jut
received your letter of the 19th Instant and
wish to assure you of my thorough appre
ciation of the high compliment paid me in
your suggestion in reference to tne nomina
tlon for 1D04. I am grateful for auch friend
ship and confidence, but will say In reply
that I am .int In any sense a candidate
and trust my friends will discourage any
movement looking toward tnat end.
Thanking you tor your courtesy, l re
main, Truly yours.
OT. A. flAJNINA,
CONDEMN FATHER CROWLEY
Archbishop Feehaa Declares Priest
la Opea Rebellion to Legitimate
CHICAGO, March 28. In an official letter
sent to every Catholic priest in Chicago
today, Archbishop Feehan Issued a sweep
ing order In the controversy of the Rev.
Jeremiah J. Crowley and bis friends with
diocesan authority. The letter reads:
"We hereby notify you that Rev. Jere
miah J. Crowley, whose public acta and ut
terances have given grave scsndal to the
detriment of religion Is In opea rebellion
to legitimate ecclesiastical authority. There
fore any priest of the diocese of Chicago
who assists him by moral or financial aid
or offers him encouragement of any kind
whatsoever, Is Ipso facto suspended."
The letter Is signed by tbe archbishop
and Chancellor Barry.
TO FORM A NATIONAL BODY
Meeting of Weatera Reciprocity
l.eagae Asked, to Be
Held la Chicago.
CHICAGO. March 28. Governor W. M.
Stanley of Kansas, president of the West
ern Reciprocity league, was requested by
resolutions unanimously adopted this aft
ernoon by the Chicago membera of the
league to call a meeting In Chicago, April
20, under the auspices of the Western Re
ciprocity league to- which representatives
from all of tbe Industrial organisations In
the country will be requested to send dele
gates for the purpose of forming a national
IN CAB WITH DEAD FIREMAN
Eaglaeer Discovers His Comrade's
Body Lying; on Floor at
End of Raa.
MINNEAPOLIS. March 28. When Engl,
neer Fred Grey Jumped from the cab of his
engine that bad been pulling tbe Burlington
limited Into tbe Union station this moralag
he noticed that his 0 reman, Fred Busacker,
was lying motionless on ths floor. The top
of bis hesd was crushed In. Hs had evi
dently been killed by some brldgs glrde
while looking out of his window- Ths
holler projecting back Into the cab had
prevented tbe engineer from seeing what
FLOODS CAUSE MANY WRECKS
Water Submerges Tracks and Half a Dozen
Trains Are Lost.
TRAFFIC IS AT COMPLETE STANDSTILL
Railroads at Merer of Raging
Streams, Communities Are laloated
and Families In Great
MERIDIAN. Miss., March 28. Eleven
Inches of rain have fallen during the past
forty-eight hours. The streams are raging,
many farms are under water, bridges have
been washed away and railway traffic Is at
The wreck of the Alabama Southern
freight near York last night, due to the
washing of the roadbed, has completely sus
pended travel on that road, and the South
ern between Meridian and Selma.
Two tralca were lost on the Alabama &
Vlcksburg this morning; two lost on the
Mobile Ohio and one was lost on the. New
Orleans A Northeastern, twenty miles south
of Meridian. No trains have entered or de
parted from Meridian since Thursday after
noon. More Rain Expected.
Many of the telegraph wires are down and
some points are entirely cut off. Weather
cloudy and more rain probable.
Meridian Is cut off from the outside world
except that two Western Union wires are
still in ope.ation. Not a train Is moving
within fifty miles of the city. A fast freight
on the Northeastern railroad is six feet
under water and tho crew la In danger of
being swept away. Efforts to reach the
trains by boats have been futile, owing to
the swift current. Two separate relief par
ties were sent out to swim and wade
streams, but nothing baa been heard from
them since last night. Water at Enter
prise, twelve miles south, is rising at tbe
rate of eighteen Inches an hour, with no
prospect for the resumption of traffic. For
two or three daya the southern section of
this city bas been under three feet of water
and many families have been forced to
leave their homes in the lowlands and es
cape to higher ground. One house was
thrown Into the stream and carried away.
Traffic is Demoralised.
NEW ORLEANS, March 28. The wind and
rainstorm which has prevailed over south
ern Mississippi for the last forty-eight
hours bas demoralized all railway traffic
and telegraphic communication today. The
town of Hazelhurst, Miss., has been com
pletely Isolated for the last two days on
account of the heavy rains. Many streams
In the country overflowed their banks and
all passage from the country has been
stopped. Rain is still falling there.
Great damage has been caused by the
flood at Newton, Miss., and there Is little
probability of the trains running for sev
eral days. Telegrsph lines are prostrated
in all localities. An embankment of the
Illinois Central railroad, one mile north of
Oxford, Miss., was washed away today,
leaving seventy feet of Iron rails and cross
ties-suspended rbout forty feet In the air.
Another washout occurred a mile south of
Tralna Held I'p for Daya.
It will be several days before It is pos-
slbe for trains to reach Oxford from either
orth or south.
Lrif river at Hattiesburg, Miss., rose
several feet during last night, and no trains
have passed over the Northeastern of the
Gulf and Ship Island today on account of
tho high water. The Northeastern Is washed
out In several places between here and
A dispatch from Laurel reports that
three miles of the Northeastern track is
inundated north of Enterprise. At Enter
prise the Chickahshay river Is on a ram
page and all the lowlands of the river and
valley are covered with water. The river
at 6 o'clock was as high as the flood of
two years ago, and is rising at the rate of
four Inches an bour.
The loss to farmers will be heavy. Over
Ave Inches of rain has fallen at Vlcksburg
In the last forty-elgbt hours. The Alabama
ft Vlcksburg and Shreveport ft Pacific
roada are practically tied up. The river at
Reading today was 40.2 or 4.8 below the
dasger line. If tbe rains continue serious
results sre feared.
Heavy Damage la Teanesaee.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 28. Rain bas
fallen steadily throughout this section of
tho state since early morning, the weather
bureau hero reporting the precipitation at
7.05 Inches. Reports from all directions tell
of washouts snd wrecked bridges, railroad
traffic south of Nashville being entirely, sus
pended. Property losses will be extremely
heavy, but so far the loss of only one life
Is reported, that being W. F. Dillehoy, a
rural route mall carrier In Maury county.
The Louisville ft Nashville tracks are badly
torn up fapm Columbia, Tenn., to Athena,
Ala., water being from two to five feet
over ths tracks st several points. Two
bridges, north and south of Pulaski, are
washed out and the bridge at Lynnville Is
out of line.
A number of trestles on tbe Nashville,
Florence ft Sheffield are washed out and
1.200 feet of tho Louisville ft Nashville
track are turned over near Buford Station,
All wires are down south of Columbia and
nothing can be learned from that direction.
At Mount Pleasant, a pboaphata mining
town In Maury county, the damage Is espe
cially heavy, manufacturing plants being
submerged and trestles and bridges washed
Bridges Itowi, Trains Held.
In Rutherford county several trains are
laid up on tbe Nashville, Chattanooga ft St.
Louis between washed out bridges over
Stone river. A long stretch Is under water
In tbe vicinity of Murphysboro, but bas not
yet given way. The brldgs at Wartrace Is
going and a pier Is demolished. Nashville,
Chattanooga ft St. Louis passenger tran
No. 2 at that place Is unable to proceed In
either direction snd will not get sway be
fore tomorrow evening. The railway man
agement la looking to the comfort of the
waterbound passengers. Wires are down
and tbe company is unable to securs details
of damage south of Murphysboro. Tbe
town of Libertla, Dekalb county, la under
water In several sections and families have
been forced to move out. while the roads
aro Impassable. The Cumberland river at
Nashville rose nine feet between 13 o'clock
todsy and i o'clock tbls evening and Is still
rising. Late advices from Columbia se
Duck river Is six feet above low water mark
and rising at an alarming rate. Tbe elec
tric light plant there is under water and
the city Is In darkness. At Modon, Madi
son county, 300 feet of the Illinois Central
road la waahed away.
Llttlo Relief at Jackson.
JACKSON, MUs., March 28. Ths flood sit
uation Is somewhat Improved today so far
as ths railroads ars concerned, but traffic
CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER
F recsst for Nebraska Fair Saturday and
Suuday; West to Northwest Winds.
Temperatarc at Omaha Yesterdayi
Hoar. Deg. Hour. l)e.
5 a. m ..... . 41 1 p. lu ..... . ft
Ma. m 4:t 2 p. m rVM
T a. m 44 II p. m ......
H a. nt 4.1 4 p. m "
t a, m ...... 4S 5 p. m B4
III , m...... Kit H p. m 4ft
11 a. m nil . T p. m 4it
12 in St H p. m H
U p. m HU
MOTOR COLLISION IS FATAL
Cars Crash Together In Fog Scar
Jollet, Reuniting la Death
of Three Men.
JOLIET, 111.. March IS.-Two dead and
seven Injured Is the result of a collision
near Sag bridge, on the Jollet ft Chicago
Electric railroad, today, which Is the worst
in tbe history ef the line.
JOHN MAU. motorman. Jollet.
G. H. HURLEY, conductor. Jollet.
GEORGE BARRETT. Lockport, foreman
for Economy Light and ''Wwer company.
Sam Spence, workman, Lemont, breast
crushed, arms and legs cut; may die.
Mike McLaughlin, motorman, Jollet, right
leg crushed; amputated.
John Flavll, workman, Lockport.
John Rinn, workman, Lockport.
John Wolf, Jollet, employe of atreet rail
Dennis Murphy, workman," Lockport.
Fred Mlti, Lemont.
Unknown passenger on car.
Eugene Gaylord, workman, Lockport.
Patrick Dougherty, workman.
C. M. Coon, conductor, Jollet.
The Injured have been brought to tbe
hospital at Jollet. Some of them are in a
serious condition and there may be more
The wreck was the result of a head-on
collision between two cars going at a rapid
rate of speed. A dense fog prevented the
motorman from aeeing the approaching
cars. The wreck occurred near Sag bridge,
about twenty miles from Jollet. There Is a
single track at tbe place and the two cars
came together with terrific force. The
cars were plied In a chaotic state. The
scene of the accident Is the same spot
where a terrible wreck occurred on the
Alton about twenty-nine years ago, when
over a score were killed.
ELEVATED TRAINS COLLIDE
Many People Brnlaed and Cnl by
Glass, bnt Xone Seriously
CHICAGO, March 28. Fifty passengers
were badly shaken up In a collision be
tween trains of the South Side and Metro
politan West Side Elevated roads on the
Union Loop today. The South Side cars
had stopped at La Salle atreet station,
when a Metropolitan train following It be
came unmanagable. The crash sounded
like an explosion and was heard for sev
ers! blocks. Tbe motorman who was In
charge of the runaway coaches had to
Jump through a window to save himself
from being csught in the wreckage. Hs
reached the station platform Just before
tbe car came up. The rear end of the
coach on the South Side train waa demol
ished and the passengers were hurled from
their seats and covered with flying glass.
Many were cut and bruised, but none seri
LARGE MINES CONSOLIDATE
Litigation Involving Millions Settled
by Terms of the Agree
SALT LAKE. March 28. The Dally West
and Quincy mining companies, two of the
largest dividend paying properties In the
state, are to be consolidated and litigation
Involving millions of dollars is to cease.
Tbe combination will form the fifth largest
dividend paying mining company in the
United States. The agreement to consoll
date was reached last night at a meeting of
committees representing both companies
and will be confirmed at a meeting of direc
tors this afternoon. Terms of the agree
ment will not be given out until after the
meeting of the directors.
Tbe Quincy mine bas made paying dlvl
dends of 2,000 per cent on a capitalisation
of $75,000. The Dally West bas been paying
dividends of 24 per cent on a capitalization
of $3,000,000. The properties of the two
companies practically adjoin each other.
Litigation Involving millions of dollars be-
tween tbe companies is brought to a close
by the consolidation.
DASHES THROUGH A CULVERT
Train Meets Accident with One Ha
dred and Fifty Paaacngrra
WINNIPEG. Man., March 28. The first
section of a Canadian Pacific transcontlnen
tal train, westbound, dashed through a
culvert, which bad been undermined by
the floods at Elm Creek, forty miles west
of this city at 4 o'clock this morning. The
train carried 150 English and Americas
emigrants. Although tho dining car and
sleeper were wrecked, no one was Injured
seriously. Conductor Favor was thrown
from the platform of tbs second coach Into
the creek and narrowly escaped drowning,
The trains from the east and south today
were delayed by tbe floods.
DEFEATS I0WA IN DEBATE
Minnesota State University Stadcata
Vlctorioaa la Argalng Against
MINNEAPOLIS, March 28. The Joint do.
bate between tbe ulversltles of Minnesota
and Iowa, held In this city tbls evening.
resulted in a victory for Minnesota. Tbe
question debated was: "Resolved that
tbo United States shall retain per
manent possession of the Philip
pines, ana ine amrmstive aids was
supported by Minnesota. Tbe Iowa de
baters were: II. E. Hadley, II. E. McCoy
and Merrltt Brackett. Minnesota waa rep
resented by O. A. Landes, O. P. McElraeel
and A. L Janes.
Movements of Uceaa easels March H.
At New York Arrived Copack, from
Siattle and Tacoma. vlu Yokohama and
Hhanahal. Hons Kong. Manila anil Hin
giHiti. (or Tokio; Mongolian, from (i las
sow; I.a Savola. from Havre.
At (ienia Arrived AlUr, from New
York, via Naples.
At Gibraltar Balled Augusts Victoria
from Naples, for New York.
At Boulogne Sailed Amsterdam, from
Rotterdam, for New York
At I Jverpool Sailed C'evic, for New
York; Dominion, for Portland. Arrived
Saxgnla, from Boston; Germanic, from New
At Bremen Arrived Breslau, from New
At Klnsale Paused Tauric, from New
WOODWARD IS SLAIN
Wyoming Citisens Carry Out Original Sen
tence Despite Law'i Delay.
MASKED MEN LOCK UP THE SHERIFF
Overpower Jailer and Take Condemned
Man to tbe Scaffold.
SLAYER OF SHERIFF RICKER SOON DEAD
Makes Brief Speech, Saying He Herer
MOB DOES ITS WORK METHODICALLY
Qalet bat Determlard riaas for Yen
geance Acting Governor Orders
County Attorney to
CASPER. Wyo.. March IS. (Special Tele-
gram.) Good Friday was observed In Cas
per by a lynching. At an early hour this
mornin-,-masked men went to the county
Jail, Overpowered Sheriff Tubbs, secured
the keys and led Charles Woodward, ths
condemned murderer of Sheriff William C.
Rlcker. from his cell In his night clothes
snd bung him from the scaffold which had
been arranged for his legal execution.
The lynchers made no noise and prevented
the prisoner from crying out by tying a
piece of cloth over his mouth. The men
wore handkerchiefs over tbelr faces and not
one was recognized by Sheriff Tubbs or tho
Jailer. On tho way to tho gallows Woodward
Implored the men to let blm go and not
choke blm. Reaching the scaffold ths rope
was quickly and securely fastened to the
beam overhead and the noose placed about
the murderer's neck. While this wss being
done Woodward talked rapidly, saying as
near as could be beard:
Praya for Vorglvearss.
'Boys, let me kneel and pray for you. I
want to pray for you all."
As the noose was tightened about tbs
throat Woodward said:
"To my bleaaed littli wife. I love' her
dearly. Won't you tell her that, boys? I
pray that you have the papers print It.
God forgive me for my sins. I pray for my
self and I pray for you aud Charlie Rlcker.
I never tad any grudge against blm la
When asked why ho shot Rlcker, Wood
'I never meant to shoot him then. Don't
choke me, boys."
As the noose began to tighten about the
condemned man's neck and choked off his
breath, ho said: "For Ood's sake, you are
choking me to death. God have mercy on
me and my dtar little wife. Please don't
choke me, boye, for I didn't mean to hill
Charlie Rlcker. Lord have mercy on tne.
Springs from ths tiallovrs.
Just thea soma ons pushed Woodward
onto tbe trap and lbs rope tightened.
Woodward gave a leap before the trap could
be sprung and be fell off the gallows, bang
ing himself. It was a sickonlng sight aad
one that will never be forgotten by ths
two dozen men who witnessed the execu
tion. Woodward's bars legs scraped along
tho rough edge of the pine board scaffold
and tbe body .commenced to wrlths snd a
gurgling sound could be beard coming from
Someone in the crowd seized the two bare
feet and gave them a Jerk, then pulled the
body as far away from the gallows as tbo
length of tbe rope would permit and let It
swing back against the framework, which
the now almost lifeless form struck with a
thud that sent a thill down the backs of
The crowd stood and watched the writh
ing form and when tbe muaclea bad ceased
to twitch someone pinned a card bearing
these words to the night shirt:
'Process of law Is a little slow, so this
Is the road you'll have to go. Murderers
and thieves beware. People's verdict."
Sheriff and Jailer Released. .
The leader of the lynchers gava orders to
disperse and each roan went bis way, ons
of tbelr number releasing Sheriff Tubbs and
It was severs! hours before tbe news
spread that Woodward had been hanged
and then the people left their beds to see
Woodward was cut down and tbe body
removed to the city ball, where ths flannel
was taken off his mouth snd tbs rope cut
from his neck. A coroner's Jury wss Im
paneled at daylight and Is now Inquiring
into the cause of Woodward's death.
There were two Inches of snow on the
ground and the men could easily bs fol
lowed. Tho mob was orderly and do dis
turbance of any kind followed. Woodward
died of strangulation. He mads a short
statement. His body waa taken In charge
by the coroner and an Inquest will bs held
today. Generally people thought Woodward
a cold-blooded murderer and tbe public
think he simply got Justice.
Satisfaction aad Relief.
There seems to be a feeling of satisfac
tion and relief among citizens of Casper
tonight as a result of tho hanging of Wood
ward. Nearly everyone that bas sxpresssd
an opinion says be regrets tbat tbe lynch
ing had to occur, but they aro satisfied,
now that the aflalr Is over with, and are
willing to take ths responsibility for tbs
conseouences. There seems to be a feeling
slso. now that ths people bsvs started la
to rid this part of the stats of Its lawless
element, tbat tbs work should be oontlnued
until every criminal Is bsnged, sent to tbs
penitentiary or run out of tbe country.
Tbe Hole-In-Tbe-Wall and its notorious
gangs of cattle rustlers, horse tblevre,
bank robber and criminals of various
classes have been a millstone about the
neck of Casper and Natrona county and
have bad much to do with the slow devel
opment and settlement of this section of
the state. Two years ago tbe ranchmen
determined to rid the country of the tw
ites characters and sines then aa active
campaign haa been waged.
Woodward, while be was not a member
of the outlaw bands, was believed to be In
sympathy with them snd to have aided
them on different occasions, earryiag on a
campaign of petty thieving himself. I
Treated aa Matter of Coarse.
At noon todsy ths excitement eeused by
the lynching began to die down and tonight
the town Is quiet, people srs ocoupylng tbelr
time at their usual avocations and little
concern Is felt In regard to tbs banging.
The men who lynched Woodward, and It is
claimed tbat many of them ars known, have'
tbe sympathy and moral support of some
of the beat business men and leadlug citi
zens of ths town and county, and no looal
effort will be made ko prosecute them. The
murderer, the people say, only just big Just
Tbo bod of .Woodward U lying at ta
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