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KSTAHLISIIED JUNE 19, 1871.
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SAY SOLDIER , IS SPY
Adjutant Oeneral B
matai that PriraU .
ALLCGED DETECTIVE OF WIN
Under Arrest at Gam i Ga'dfiild for
- by O.urt-Martia'.
JOHN MITCHELL IS NOW AT TRINIDAD
Head of Itinera' Union Bring Large Crowds
VICTOR MINING COMPANY BRINGS SUIT
Aaka gao.OOO Damatti from Mlnera'
lalon and Desires Injunction
Against Mitchell to Pre
veal Him Interfering;.
DENVER, Dec. I. Fred Wakeman, a pri
vate In Company F, at Camp Goldfield,
Cripple Creek, haa been arretted aa a spy.
11 la now In the military prison awaiting
trial by a court-marl lal.
The news of the arreat waa received at
the adjutant general's office today. Ad
jutant Ueneral Bell raid Wakeman waa
employed aa a detective by the miners'
Under the forty-sixth article of war a spy
found guilty of giving Intelligence to the
enemy can be punished by death. General
Bell aaya Wakeman may suffer the ex
treme penalty should he be adjudged guilty
of the charge.'
May KalHfy Court's Aetlon.
Governor Peabody declared today that he
would take steps to nullify the action of
the court at Cripple Creek should It liberate
any of the "bull pen" prisoners.
"The reign of the law-breaXIng element
Of the Western Federation of Miners haa
got to end In this state,' said the governor.
Attorney General Miller has advised the
governor to Instruct the military to re
arrest and hold at Camp Ooldfletd any of
the prisoners charged with crimes who may
be set free by the civil authorities at Crip
'Teller county la In a state of anarchy,"
said Mr. Miller.- "There Is no attempt being
made to sustain law and order. The civil
officers are aiding and abetting the lawless
element. No man can get a fair trial in the
county and no trial should be held until
matters have become mors normal.
Mlaers Charged with Murder.
CRIPPLH CREEK. Colo., Deo. .Dis
trict Attorney- Trowbridge today filed In
formations agalnnt Sherman Parker and
W. F. Davis. . union leaders, now In the
"bull pen." charging them with conspiracy
to wreck the Florence Cripple Creek
suburban tram on November IS and 17.
Tha affidavits were sworn to by D. C. Scott,
special agent for tha railway. Informs'
tions have already ' been filed against
Thomas Foster, now In tha county Jail for
life-keeping, on- the same charges. The
railroad man aay that McKlnney haa eon-
foaaad and implicated Da via and Parker.
District Attorney Trowbridge-also filed
divert Informations In the district court
today, charging Parker, Davis, Kennison
and Stephen Adams with the murder of
Charles McCormleJc and Melvln Beck in the
Vindicator mine explosion. Kennlson. Par
ker and Davta were delivered to Sheriff
Robertson by Colonel Verdeckberg and
were incarcerated In the Jail.
Mlaera Works streets.
TELLUR1DE, Colo.. Dec. S. Eight of the
eleven striking miners who were arrested
on the charge of vugrancy were put to
work on the streets today under guard.
Bom of them had money, but they pre
ferred to work out their fines.
Mitchell at Trinidad.
TRINIDAD, Colo.. Dec. 8. National
President John Mitchell and the national
organisers and officials of District No. 15
today resumed the coal strike conference
begun last evening.- It la reported that
It has been decided to Insist that the
miners shall be permitted to select pit
bosses and camp physicians. If tha oper
ators refuse to grant a conference, or in
the event that a conference Is grunted
and no agreement is reached. It la said to
be tha intention of the mine workers' offi
cials to tie up all Colorado mining Indus
tries In a sympathetic strike. If possible.
President Mitchell waa today served with
a summons to court In the suit of the
Victor Fuel company for an Injunction
to restrain the United Mine Workers'
officers from Interfering In any manner
with the operations ot tha company's
Mr, Mitchell and other mine workers
were served today with papers In damage
suit for $S5.0no. filed by the Victor Fuel
Governor Peabody today Invited Presl
dnnt Mitchell to a conference with him
on the subject ot settling tha strike. Mr.
Mitchell said ho would go to Denver to
morrow If possible. He added, however,
tltat pressing business would require him
to hurry his return to Chicago.
Governor Peabody has decided not to
end troops to the coal fields st present.
He will do so, however, unless Mr. Mitch
ell succeeds In his efforts to reach an
agreement with the operators.
tSailerera Will Concede Nothing
Del os A. Chappel, president of the Victor
Fuel company, and F. J. Hearne, presl
dent of the Colorado Fuel and Iron com
pany, held a conference today at Denver
to agree upon a line of action to be pur
sued in respect to any proposition that
may bo received from the United Mine
workers looking to the aettlement of the
ktrlke In southern Colorado. It was defln
Itily decided to reject the proposition,
which, they were Informed, had been
agreed upon at the conference at Trinidad
between President Mitchell and the die-
trlct officials to call off the strike If the
operators will grant an eight-hour day
recognition of the union being waived. It
also was practically decided to reject any
oilier proposition that may come from the
United Mine workers.
"Our course Is fully determined upon,"
said Mr. Chappel. "We have nothing what
ever to du with Mr. Mitchell and hla col
leagues." Mr. Chappel said the operators had been
informed that a petition was being signed
by former employes asking for a confer-
nc with a view to ending tha strike.
Kven this, he said, would not change the
attitude of the Victor Fuel company. It
had lothlug to do with former employes.
Any complaints that the employes of the
company might have would bo taken up
Alia the temperature at the freeslng
point. President Mitchell addreaaed a crowd
of t oo la the open air thla afternoon. The
crowd shivered from the cold, but listened
(Continued on Becoud Pig.)
REICHSTAG'S JJPENING TAME
Emperor la Absent aad Kr)bg4r
Else la Late Chancellor
BERLIN. Dec. S. Chancellor von Bue
low, a the emperor's representative.
opened the Reich tag In the White hall of
members or the Reichstag, In evening
s, court costume, military uniforms or
rlcal coats, stood close together In front
of the empty throne, and did not occupy
much space In the great marble room. The
assemblage was smaller than on the last
occasion, twenty-five of the loyalist having
boon turned out by the socialists, not one
of whom ever attends the opening of the
Reichstag, which Is essentially a court
function, all the members present wearing
Both the Protestant and the Catholic
members were late, aa each of these bodies
had been detained by Services in their re-
pectlve churches. The chancellor a I no
kept the company waiting. When he ap
peared, with the cabinet ministers walking
wo by two behind him, all present were
bowed. Von Buelow stood on the left of
the throne and read the emperor's message
He said: "His majesty has directed, me
to express here his thanks to all those who
have sympathized with his sufferings and
to say that their sympathy and hopes for
his recovery have greatly rejoiced him."
The chancellor then passed to the eco
nomic stage of the country, which, he
said still suffered somewhat from . the
world-wide depression which was unfavor
ably affecting the Imperial finances. Em
phasizing the ever-Increasing necessity for
regulating the financial . relations of the
empire with the separate states, the chan
cellor remarked that, although a settle
ment of the question was not now feasible,
the government would propose a measure
introducing tha most essential reforms.
O'CONNOR BANQUETS BRYAN
Itebraskaa Communicates His Ideas to
Guests of "Tar Par" at
LONDON. Dec. S. T. P. O'Connor gave
a dinner at the National Liberal club to
night In honor of William Jennings Bryan,
at which a number of Irish and Liberal
members of the House of Commons and
several representatives of the English and
American press were guests. There were
no set speeches, but Mr. Bryan, In a purely
Informal, but eloquent talk, referred to
his experiences in England, told how he
had profited by his visit, and how he had
been Impressed by the way in which the
people here devoted themselves to . the
welfare of their country.
Mr. Bryan said the ambition and pride of
the people of a country should not be In
saying "our army and our navy are tha
best In the world," but In having the best
government in the world, and In being able
to say "our government stands for Jus
tice and humanity and la so recognised
in all part of the world."
To that end Mr. Bryan said he would
devote his Ufa and hoped to bequeath his
children a legacy greater than any ac
cumulation of wealth.
LITTLE ARSENIC . IS TOO MUCH
Royal Commlaatoa Recommends Pro
hibition of Sale ot Beer or
Fooel Containing; Drag;.
LONDON, Dee. I. The royal commission
on arsenical poisoning from food and drink
recommends the prohibition of tha sale of
beer and other liquid food, or of any liquid
entering into the composition of food which
contains one-hundredth of a grain or more
of arsenlo per gallon, and the prohibition
of the sale of solid food containing one-
hundredth of a grain per pound, "no mat
ter whether habitually consumed in largo
or small quantities, or whether consumed
alone (like golden syrup) or mixed with
water or other aubstancea (like chlckory
The commissioners find there are serious
defects in the present machinery available
to safeguard the public and urge that more
extended powers be given to the authorities
to condemn unwholesome food, the estab
lishment of official "standards" and the
creation of a "board of reference," to which
could be referred specific points and whose
decisions should be carried out by the de
partment concerned, the latter's action
being subject to Parliament.
FIRING IS KEPT UP TWO DAYS
Tribesmen of Uermaa Boathweat
Africa Make Stahhera Realataaco
to Expeditionary Colanm.
BERLtN, Dec. 1. The Bondelzwarts
tribesmen ot German Southwest Africa,
after their defeat November 21 by the Ger
man expeditionary column, retreated Into
British territory and occupied some Islands
in the Orange rives. The battle, which was
fought at Baadfjntein. began November 20.
The firing was 'Kept up almost continuously
for two days, both sides observing cautious
tactics. The tribesmen lost heavily, ac
cording to the official advices, and the Ger
man losses were slight, but are not enu
merated. The British column, sent by the
authorities of Cape Colony to prevent the
Bondelzwarts from entering British terrl
tory, was not in touch with the German
expedition. It la preaumed that when the
British locate the rebellious natives the
latter will be driven over tha border Into
tha hands of tha Germans.
RECORD FOR J5TEERAGE LIST
Steamer Cedrle Has fifteen II a ad red
NEW YORK, Dec. S. Fifteen hundred
steerage passengers sailed on the Whits
Star liner Cedrle, which left hero yesterday
for Liverpool. Thla la the largest number
of steerage passengers ever carried from
a United States port on any steamer. The
French line steamer La Touralne, which
sailed today, carried 1,000 steerage passen
gers and it waa estimated that over 200
steerage passengers with tickets were left
on the dock, owing to the overselling of ac
commodations. The line haa agents all over
the country riling tickets, snd aa advices
regarding th .. mber of tickets sold for a
vessel are not ..celved until the day before
all'.ng It la Impossible to control the num
ber of tickets sold. Thus who cams first
were sent on board after their tickets had
SALSBURY REMAINS TOO ILL
Grand Rapids Bribery Coses Have to
Go Over to Next
GRAND RAPIDS. Mich., Dec. ILant
K. Balsbury, the people's chief witness In
tho water otandal bribery rases. Is still 111
and an adjournment haa been taken of
further (laminations until Saturday.
INDICTS JAMES L. BLAIR
St. Louis Grand Jury Char get Prominent
Lawyer witk Forgtrj.
FALSE MORTGAGES FIGURE IN CASE
Former Attorney for World's Fair
Accased of laanlng Fraadalent
Docameata and Securing Cash
from fllow Estate.
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 8. The October ai-and
Jury today returned two Indictments
against James L. Blair, former general
counsel of the World's fair, each charging
forgery in the first degree. Ench lndlet
ment Is basd on the alleged forgery by
Blair of a deed of trust to secure a loan
from the estate of Peter Blow of St.
Louis, of which he, as a trustee, had
One Indictment alleges that on December
10, 1M6, Blair filed for record a forged deed
in favor of Michael O'Laughlln and his
wife, Johanna, to Louis A. Meyer for $12.
000. Seven notes and property near Four
teenth and Spruce streets were given as se
curity. The other Indictment charges that
on July 10, 18!5, Blair filed a forged deed for
$10,000 In favor of Elizabeth and John
Dwyer and the Bt. Louis Trust company,
their agent, to Otto L. Mersmer. It cov
ered eleven notes and property at Seventh
and Tine atreets. The indictments also
charge Blair with forgery of the seal of the
St. Ix)uls recorder of deeds.
The Indictments were assigned to Judge
Daniel O. Taylor's division of the circuit
court. A raptaa was issued early this
evening for the arrest of Blair and was
placed In the hands of three deputy sheriffs
for service. They were then IVistructed to
proceed to Mullanphy hospital, where Blair
has been confined by Illness since his col
lapse several weeks ago.
The punishment In each case ranges from
ten years to life Imprisonment.
Crimes Aro Not Outlawed.
An Impression which prevailed that the
crimes which Roberts charged wera out
lawed by the statute of limitation and that
Blair could consequently not be prosecuted
waa erroneous. Forgery in the first degree
is not covered by the statute of limitations.
The law on which the Indictments are
based is section 1991 of the revised statutes
of Missouri, which provides that "every
person who" shall forge, counterfeit or fal
sify any deed or other Instrument being or
purporting to be the act of another, or any
certificates of the acknowledgment of the
proof of any - deed or other instrument
which may be recorded or any certificate
of the filing or recording of any such deed
or Instrument with Intent to defraud, shall
bo guilty of forgery In the first degree."
As soon as it was known that indictments
had 'been found a note conveying the In
formation was sent In to Mr. Blnlr at the
hospital. Dr. Homan, Ms physician, re
sponded In person and said that Mr. Blair
ha 3 no statement to make, but referred all
Inquiries to his attorneys.
The Indictment Is the result of charges
filed by James T. Roberts, an attorney at
one time .employed In Blair's law o trice.
Roberts, who had become familiar with
Blair's prtvwta affairs, secured certain pa
pers and records on which ha afterwards
based his charges that Blair was Juggling
tha finances of large estates committed to
his trust. That was more an three years
ago. The story, however, did not become
public until the present grand Jury began
an Investigation. '
Alleges Flrtltloaa Notary.
Roberts, following his appearance before
that body, publicly charged, among other
things, that Blair hud forged deeds of trust
and mortgages on which $3,000 was ob
tained from tha estate of the late Peter
Blow of Bt. Louis, and that he counter
felted and used the notarial seals of the re
corder of St. Louis, and ' frequently em
ployed "Walter E. Jenkins," a purely flctl
tlous personage, to attest the documents.
Ulalr characterised Roberts' accusations
as a "tissue of falsehood woven around
few grains of fact."
Blair acted as a sort of fiscal agent for
the firm of Dick Bros, of Philadelphia and
New York, of which Evans B. Diok, a rela
tive, Is a head. In the Blow estate he was
cotrustee with Edward 8. Robert.
The grand Jury requested the Dicks, their
at;orney, George B. Graham, and others to
come to St. Louis to testify, but the com
munication was Ignored. The grand Jury
deliberated over the Blair case . several
weeks. Bunkers, merchants and others
thought to have knowledge of the rase
Owing to his reported serious Illness
Blair was removed from his homo to Mul
lanphy hospital one month ago. Varying
reports of his condition have been given
from time to time to ihe public. It waa at
first stated at the hospital that Blair was
rapidly declining and that his death was
a question of only a short time. Followln,
this came the Information that the patient
was on tha verge of Insanity. He is now
reported to have almost fully recovered.
Blair Gives Boad.
Blair gave bond In the sum of $10,000
early .this evening to answer to the two
Indictments against him.
Before the deputy sheriffs started for the
hospital with the capias word was received
through one of the defend? nt'a attorneys
that Blair would appear personally before
Judge Taylor and give bond. The capias
was withdrawn and Blair's appearance
waa awaited. Later a closed carriage hur
riedly drove up to the circuit court and
Blair, accompanied by James A. Baddon, his
former law partner, John F. Ie, a close
personal friend and Attorney H. T. Kent.
was received In chambers by Judge Tay
lor. Lens than fifteen minutes waa spent In
arranging the bond, which was for the
sum of $5,000 in each of the two Indictments
and signed by Judge Seddon and John F.
I.ee. Assistant Circuit Attorney C. O,
Bishop, representing the state, was present.
Mr. Blair was evldeufiy In great pain.
He walked with crutches and waa assisted
by Judge Seddon and Mr. Leo. Nothing
waa aald outxtde of matters pertaining to
the bond, and as spoil aa the bond waa
accepted Mr. Blair, Judge Seddon, Mr.
Leo and Attorney Kent returned to their
carriage and Immediately drove back to the
hospital. No statement of any kind was
made by Mr. Blair, and all the gentlemen
accompanying him declined to say any
ROESKI TO PLEAD HYPNOTISM
t or Barn Bandit Proposes to Set l
hovel Defense at
CHICAGO. Doc S. Hypnotism will bo Ihe
plea put up by Emil Roeskl, one of tho car
barn bandits, as his dt-fenao on trial for
murder. His attorney notified the state's
attorney today that experts will be Intro
duced at the trial to prove that Roeskt
was hypnotised by auother of the bandits,
RESUME POUCH FRAUD TRIAL
Government and Clerks Ipton
McUreaor 'Battling la Court
BALTIMORE. Dec. 3. -The trial of
Columbus Ellsworth I'pton and Thomas W.
McGregor, pontpfflce department clerks,
charged with conspiracy to defraud the gov
ernment In mail pouch contract frauds, wns
resumed today before Judge Morris in the
fnited States district court. Charles J.
Bonaperte represented the government as
Wllllsm H. Hayden, secretary of the
Warren Leather Goods company of Wor
cester, Mans., testified that his company
had furnished 20,000 mall pouches to Charles
E. Smith, the leather merchant of Balti
more, who had received the contract with
the government through the aid of Upton
and McGregor on a promise to divide
profits with them. Hayden Identified cer
tain correspondence with Smith, showing
that his purpose Was to make It appear
at the Postofflce lepurtment that he and
not the Warren company Was the manu
facturer of the pouches. Ho also testi
fied that the Witrren company had fur
nished the pouchcei to 8m!th at STli cents
eacli, for which t Smith had received 90
cents. Hayden said that his company had
employed an ageit to go to Washington
to secure the contract for furnishing the
pouches, but had Withdrawn from the com
petition on accouqt of threats made by
Smith, who declared he had a strong
official influence it the Postofflce depart
ment. Fred H. Csse and Arthur W. Colby, em
ployes of the Warren Leather Goods com
pany. Identified certain bills of the goods
shipped to Smith.
Among the witnesses In attendance await-
ng their turn to be called are Congress
man Frank C. Wachter and ex-Congressman
Blakency of Maryland.
Ileutien A. Vogley, the next witness, wild
hud been et'Cgvd by the Warren
Feather Goods company to see If he could
secure a contract for some of the pouches.
He called on McGregor and Machen and
asked for permission to bid on the pouch
contract, and the former told him the
pouches had already been bought in the
open market at 90 cents each.
The government counsel introduced a
transcript from the Drovers' and Me
chanics' bank of E. Smith's bank account.
showing that on two certain days $2,0ffl had
been withdrawn on each occasion, the $4,000
being the "rake off" paid to I'pton and Me
Gregor by Smith. The government also In
troduced the time reaird of Upton to show
that ho was absent from Washington on
the days Smith said he was at his place of
business In Baltimore. A letter from for
mer Congressman Schlrm, recommending
Smith to the Postofflce department, waa ad
mitted in evidence.
Ambrose N. Osier, a former employe fn
McGregor's office, told about the receipt of
the pouches from Smith and described the
manner in which tlrey were distributed in
Henry C. Clark, superintendent of free de
livery, followed Mr. Osier. TTe said he had
written to Smith requesting the shipment
First Assistant Postmaster General Rob
ert J. Wynne identified the signatures on
orders sent to Smith. Court adjourned until
Friday morning. ..Aiv-t. .
CHALLENGER A GOOD STEER
aid that Tvtse Winner Will Xet
Mebraeka I nlvrrslty About
CHICAGO, Dec. 8. Challenger, tha cham
pion fat steer of the live stock exhibition.
was the center of attraction at the stock
yards today. It waa announced that Chal
lenger had set a new record in cattle In
vestments. Having been bought by the
Unlverr'ty of Nebraska for $i5 he was fed
on a special diet, costing about 20 cents a
day, for six and one-half months. The
total cost of the fleer up to the day he waa
landed in Chicago was slightly over $120.
Since he was brought here Challenger has
won seven prises, the cash bonus aggregat
ing $4o0. He will be sold at public auction
tomorrow and is expected to bring about
$700, giving tha university a profit of ap
Championships in the Shorthorn classes
were awarded this afternoon. Tho grand
championship for bulls was awarded to
Ceremonious Archer, exhibited by F. W.
Barling of Waukesha, Wis. The same ani
mal also won the senior championship.
King Edward, exhibited by Dan Hanna,
won the Junior championship. Mr. Hanna
also won tha senior championship for
8horthorn cows with his Village Belle.
Corn Kamsden, exhibited by Creswell &
Carpenter of Braymer. Mo., was awarded
the Junior championship.
FEAR STATE CONSTITUTION
Chief Object of Montana Lawmakers
la to Draw Bill to Stand
HELENA, Mont., Dec. . The Judiciary
committee of the house today reported two
substitute bills for the original bills pro
viding for a so-called fair trial law anfl
relating to the powers of the supreme court
with reference to reviewing testimony in
equity cases by the higher court. The
house then adjourned until tomorrow, when
It Is expected it will begin on tho proposed
legislation. The Indications are that there
will not be a fight of consequence between
the copper Interests on the so-called fair
trial hill nor on the proposition to give
the supreme court power to review the
testimony. Indeed, Representative John
MacGinnls, Augustus Heinle's chief lieu
tenant, himself Introduced a bill providing
for the review of evidence. The main prob
lem that confronta tha legislators is to
draft laws in such a way that they will
stand the test of the supreme court on con
MILLER FOR GOODNOW'S PLACE
Seml-OfBrlally Annonnerd that He
Will Go from Vandalla to
ST. LOUIS, Dee. i semi-official an
nouncement waa made today that H. I.
Miller, general manager of the Vandalla
tines of the Pennsylvania system, has been
appointed general manager of the Rock
Island system, with headquarters in .Chi
cago, to succeed C. A. Guodnow, who ie
cently went with the Chicago A Alton sys
tem. The appointment will tie effective
Mr. Miller stated today that lie had re
ceived the appointment, but official an
nouncement will bo made later by Fourth
Vice President Stevens of the Rock Island
Mr. Mtller has been with tha Vandalla
for eight years In various capacities. It
is stated that Mr. Miller's succeaaor has
not been deddwt upon, ...
COLOMBIA IS AFTER CASH .
General Eoyei F.rat Talki War and Then
Urges Pa j men t of Mcnej.
PROPOSITION FAVORABLY CONSIDERED
Secretary Haa Conference with Repre
sentative of Colombia, bat Does
Set Formally Commit
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3.-lSpcci l Tele
gram.) The United States paid Spain $o,-
IMUO0 for the Philippines. The United
States will pay Colombia $l0,0O0,O0i) for
Panama, If a conference held today 1ea.rs
Its expected fruit. General Reyes of Co
lombia arrived In the United Btates u few
days ago. He landed in New Orleans, lie
breathed war and talked much of raising
100,000 Colombians to subjugate tho "Pana
manian rebels." These volunteers, accord
ing to Oenersl Reyes, were ready to light
even the United States.
But General Reyes did not wu.it mora
than an. hour before he telegraphed W, I.
Buchanan of Buffalo and formerly of Iowa
to meet him In Washington. While Ueneral
Reyes was talking war he was arranging
for peace with honor and gold. He came
to Washington and yesterday he waa joined
by Mr. Buchanan. Today they r.iiicsted
an audience with the eecretary of state.
This request was granted, but Instead of
a formal conference at the Stale depart
ment the secretary Invited General Reyes
and the former ambassador to his home.
Over the luncheon they Clscussed the Pan
ama rituatlon. No one of the three gentle
men will divulge vrhat trantplred, but it It
learned that General Keyes suggested that
the United States tight to pay Colombia
at least the value of Colombia's share of
the Panama canal, and thla he placed at
$10,000,000. This r-roposltlon was tndorsed
and eloquently urged by Mr. Buchanan,
and Secretary Hay seemed inclined to ad
mit the force of the arguments.
Mr. Hay realizes that a few millions in
cash paid to Colombia would save the lives
of many and that by this method the
United States can avert war on the Isth
mus, build the canal and retain the friend
ship of the South American republics.
It is recognixed that If a peaceful settle
ment of Colombian-Panama affairs In
reached It will be duo to the diplomacy of
W. I. Buchanan. That gentleman begun
his career In South America aa United
Slates minister to Argentina, to which
place he was appointed from Sioux City.
I.ater he was president of tha Pan-American
exposition In Buffalo. In his first ca
pacity he brought about the peaceful settle
ment of the dispute between Argentina and
Chili. In his position as chief of the Buffplo
exposition he won the friendship of every
republic south of the United States. Hence
the call upon him to help out Colombia In
Its present difficulties.
Refuses Pardon to Reimers.
President Roosevelt has refused to par
don the Reimers, father and son, who are
now serving a term In the Ploux Falls pen
itentiary for the looting of the Ncllgh bank.
Senator Millard and Representative Mc
Carthy called on the preeldont today and
presented a T'iea for the pardon of O. C.
and Edward Reimers. Senator. Millard
did the talking and told the president that
by reason of good service the Reimers
would be discharged March 20. Tho presi
dent said he objected to pardoning persons
from the penitentiary. He could not see
his way e'ear to extending executive clem
ency to the Roimers, but if the reports of
good conduct were Justified he would by
executive order restore them to cltiiuiiKhlp
at the end of the year.
Senator Millard la In receipt of a letter
from Senator Dietrich, In which the. latter
culls off all agreements as to patronage.
Senator Dietrich announcing In the letter
thut he is favorable to the renomlnatlon of
Marshal Mathews. Senator Millard in re
ply said tonight that there was nothing to
cull off between Senator Dietrich and him
self. He said that Mr. Mathews waa a very
efficient officer and wus very acceptable to
himself. "I have not thought particularly
about the marshulshlp," said Senator Mil
lard. "That matter 1 will take up when I
Judge W. R. Kelly of Omaha, general
counsel tor the Union Pacific, and wife aro
guests at the Wlllard. .
Rural carriers appointed today:
Nebraska: Boelus Regular, Edward
Eriksen; substitute, Lewis Lawson. Cairo-
Regulars, William C. Scott and Jesse Bor
ing; substitutes. Almond B. Bcott and
Arthur Boring. Elba Regular, Ressnsalear
M. Holmes; substitute. Ward W. Barnes.
Elkhorn Regular, Alvln Kohner; substi
tute, William Wltte. Grand Island Reg
ulars, . Hdward C. Hunn and Kenyon W.
Lewis; substitutes, John Hanu and Allls E.
Lewis. Holbrook Regular, Alfred J. Olin;
substitute, Owen C. Herington. Raymond-
Regular, Will AV. Wilson; substitute. Nettle
Wilson. Wlsner Regular, Charles M. Gul
braltb; substitute, Charles Gulbraith.
Iowa: Can trill Regular, Charles E. Hall.;
substitute, L. E. Chalflln.
South Dakota: Lake Preston Regular,
Victor A. Evarts; substitute, Mrs. E. M.
Rural routes ordered established January
Nebraska: Byron, Thayer county, one
route; area covered, twenty-eight square
miles; population, 800. Deshler, Thayer
county, one route; area, thirty square miles;
Iowa: Mclntyre, Mitchell county, one
route: area, twenty-six square miles; pop
Poet masters appointed:
Iowa: Barnum. Webster count r. Belle V.
Klrsebom, vice William Onrrett, resigned;
Crocker. Polk county, John F. Homer, vice
C. W. Bates, resigned.
South Dakota: Bmndon, Minnehaha
county, Adolph N. Graff, vice Martin Brus
ENDEAVORERS GET GOOD NEWS
Societies Report They Ave Progressing;
Well Despite Some liviir.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 1 The general
topic for discussion at today's session of
the meeting ot the Christian Endeavor
Leaders' Institute was "The Local, Dis
trict, State and National Unions." This
was divided into three sections, the first
being "The Union Committee," the second
"Local Union Extension" and the third
"State. National and World's Unions." The
necessity for supporting field societies was
discussed at length and the work already
accomplished by these officers. It was
agreed, warranted the expense of Increas
ing their numbers.
Societies in all sections of the country
were reported as doing good wmk tu pris
ons, on the rivers and in tha harbors, hold
ing evangelistic outdoor meetings and in
huepitals aad other public Institutions.
Nebraska weather forecast
Generally Fair I'rldny and Jatorday.
Temperature at Omaha teaterdayt
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PASSES THREETHOUSAND MARK
I'D ad fur I-a in It Ira of Dead Firemen
Mrnrilly Moving Upward with
I'net the Sl.uH) mark and well on tow.. id
the $I.0iki mark Is the fund for relief of ttv
families of the tour dad firemen. Yenter
day morning the fund started out at JJ.
&1.69, but several guod-slxed donations were
made, the largest t-W. and this ran the
total by tilght up to an encouraging ligure.
The sired boxes show that a good amount
of small change hus been dropped In them.
The list now is:
Amount previously reported U.Ufl.M
Armour Ai Co., by 11. C Howe b" "0
Oinwha Milling Co Jnir)
I.lntntjer ft M ti'nlf ia.00
Urowiilng. King A Co.. by It. 8. Wil
Joseph Si I'lits Brewing uitipuny, by
Employes Dewey Stone Furniture
Missouri Valley fire department, by
Cash collected from street loxes De-
B. & M. camp. Modern Woodmen of
America, hv Edward Hpillctt lO.'m
Henry ltohiff. "Kldclwclss" 1U.UI
L'litn Gordon No. 63. Order of Scottish
Clans, by James C Llndsey 10.00
General John C. Cnwln 10.W
BeiiHon & Myers 6.00
Crutchfleld & Bloomfleld fiOU
Walter llublml 6.00
Magnolia vamp No. 1S3C, Modern
Woodmen of America, by Henry
R. K. S 2.011
John W. Hrnch -MM
Henry Horn beck l.'JU
Received by Luther Drake, Treasurer:
Omaha National bank &0.00
C. K. Williamson :i."0
Ames estate '.'.VMO
Central Coke and Coal company 15.00
Judge Ixrnis Berka n.fxi
Mrs. Harry Lymun 6.1X1
C. Belndorff i.00
Bntler Now Has More Than One Thus,
sand Cases of Typhoid
BUTLER. Pa., Dec. $.-The total number
of cases of typhoid fever reported up to
today to the State Board . of Health waa
There was one death nnd several new
cases today, but the belief Is general among
the Butler physicians that the worst is
The fever claimed Its thirty-fourth vic
tim this afternoon In the person of Father
Daniel Walsh, pastor of St. Paul's Rraan
LUCIN CUT-OFF OPENS SOON
Harrlruae Hays It will Be Ready for
i Trifle In About Hla
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. S.-Presldent E.
H. Hsrrlman of the Southern Pacific has
arrived here from Los Angeles, accom
panied by PrrMdent David Wilcox of the
Delaware & Hudson River railroad and
Peter Garry and Harry Kernorhan of New
Vork. He said today that the (dnn
Lucin cut-off will be open for traffic vlthln
His visit to Southern California, he said.
Is In connection with his Interests In the
oil fields there.
SENATOR JEWELL ARRAIGNED
Appears la County Court to Plead Not
Guilty of Holleltlasj
KANSAS CITr. Dec. 3.-State Senator
Jesse L. Jewell, charged with soliciting a
bribe in connection with baking powder
legislation at Jefferson City, voluntarily
appeared in the county court here today.
He was arraigned, pleaded not guilty and
his bond fixed at $1,000. Tha bond was fur-
rilshtd by Samuel F. Bcott, ex-postmaster
of Kansas City, and Senator Jewell was re
leased. His case was set for hearing Feb
ruary 9 next.
South Sioux-City Hotel.
DAKOTA CITY, N1., Dec. S -(Special.)
Iie Hotel Heath at South Hioux City
was destroyed by fire about 10 o'clock yes
terday. It was a two-story structure and
was erected by Mr. Heath about fifteen
years ago and bad been continuously oc
cupied by liltu as a hostelery ever since.
How the fire started Is a mystery. The
first thing seen was smoke and 'flames
Issuing out of the roof and second-story
windows. It was futile to attempt to save
anything in ih second story and all efforts
eere devoted to saving the furnishings on
the first floor, which willing hands suc
ceeded In doing. The total Urns is estimated
at about $3,500, covred by $2,000 insur
ance. Close Call far invalid.
HUMBOLDT, Neb., Dec. S.-( Special. )
The farm house occupied by Frank
Swanda, sr., was consumed by lire last
night, and the old gentleman, who is
something of an Invalid, came near being
consumed by the flames before he could
be rescued by other members of the house
hold. The house and contents was wholly
destroyed. The origin of the fire hus not
Fort Wayne Church.
FORT WAYNE. Ind.; Dec. $. St. Paul's
Lutheran church, one of the finest houses
of worship In this city, was destroyed by
fire today. Nothing Is left but the walls.
The loss Is $75,00'). with $12,000 Insurance.
The blase started front the furnace. The
church will be rebuilt at once. St. Paul's
congregation la one of the largest In the
Missouri synod of the German Lutheran
Maacatlae tar Ham.
MUSCATINE, la., Dec. J. Fire toduy
destroyed the car burn of the Citizens'
Railway and Light company. Twenty
seven street cars were consumed. Ixss,
$,uuo, fully insured.
Has Metker-la-Uw Arrested.
PAP1LLION. Neb., Dec. 1 (Special Tele
gram.) A warrant was sworn out today by
G F. Bandy of Gretna charging bis mother-in-law,
Mrs. Nelson, with threatening to
murder him. There has been bad feeling
beaween the two parties on account of a
lausuit over an estate left by the late
William Nelson. Papers were served this
CLOSE Z10NS GATES
United 8tatei Ofhcit'is snd Dowieitei On1
Admitted to I lino!. Towa.
DIR: POVERTY AMONG DOWIE'S PEOPLE
Mtnr Hate Ltt!e Tuel and Food in Their
"ELIJAH" PLAYS JOKE ON RECEIVERS
Appear! in Conference W.thont Being 8en
Approach tha Building.
OFFICERS MAY FIND CASH HARD TO GET
Will Kndeavor to Keep Factories It.
Oprratloa, fcnt Are In Doubt aa
to How They Can
CHICAGO. Dec . "All who have no
Zlon In their hearts cannot come lino
Zlon," Is the order r,rrr.ulgutcd today by
John Alexander Duwle through hie chief of
police. The order to the "Zion guards," th
police force of Uie Dowlelte town, of fCloii
City, continued as follows:
"From now on arrest or escort to tH
til- limits every person who either is not
of the faith or a United States official. Wo
will how to the government alone."
Following this c "der the usual force of
"Zlon guards" was doubled, many of them
patrolling the outskirts of the Zlon dr.
The lace factories, lumber mills and other
Industries continued In operation today and
contrary to exiectutlon Dowie "trade
checks" were taken Instead of money at
the general stote, a Dowie institution In
the hands of Uie federal receivers.
There wns a rush on tho general store
that threatened to clean out the stock.
Many who had exhausted their ready sup
plies and money and were unable to pur
chase provisions with "trade checks" yes
terday were in extreme need of food.
Federal Custodian Redieskl said today
thnt his inspection ot Dowlc's Isjoks led
him to believe that Dowie Is better off
fliiRiu iully than any bankrupt he had ever
known. The custodian added, however,
that the receivership would undoubtedly
last several mouths.
Money Is Scarce.
Receivers Blount and Currle arrived la -Zlon
city today and took up the work of
examining Into the conditio of Dowle's
finances. The receivers are at a loss to
understand where they can get the money
to pay workmen employed In the factorlos.
Dowie, however, declares his people will -work
for nothing, provided they are ftir
p'shed with food. While there aro enough
provisions In the city to feed the people
for a week, now that script Is being ac
cepted, it la feared by the receivers that
hard times may ocme when this is gone. .
A' prominent' canning and provision com
pany has refused credit to Zlon agents and
announced that cash would to required for
all provisions furnltied In tho future.
This Is raid to be the-attitude of other
supply houses with reference to Zlon.
Federal Judge KoMsaat 'nas appolntuA
Dowie temporary manager of Zlon itjs
Industries. It is the Idea of . the court
and tho receivers ' to interfere as little an
possible with tho established order of1
Dowie's industries. Dowie will ne the
agent of the receivers, and tho arrange
ment will be discontinued if It la found
'he Interests managed by km are not
made to pay. '
Federal Judge KoMsaat today Issued an
order to the Zlon receivers authorising
them to pluce $100,000 Insurance on the
Zlon plants, none of which has heretofore
been Insured, and to employ sucli help as
Is necescury In order to continue tha op
eration ot the factories. The receivers
were also Instructed to enforce the Zlon
City ordinances so as not to offend tha
' Report In One Week.
This afternoon Judge Knhlraat. ordered
thnt the receivers should report on tha
condition of the business of the Zlon In
dustries within nno week. In order that
the court may determine whether tho re
ceivership should be continued or not. It
was further ordered that all coupon is
sued by Dowie to laborers and wage
earners In Zlon City outstanding before
December 1 should he accepted at tho dis
cretion of the receivers.
Whether Dowie's home, Shiloh House, Is
connected with the administration build
ing, 200 feet away, by an underground tun
nel. Is a question that Is puzxllng Custodian
Redleske. Dowie had an appointment Willi
Redleskl, nnd while the custodian was
standing at the door of the administration
building waiting for Dowie to appear, he
was notirUd that Dowie was swatting him
Inside. Imwle kept anothor appointment
today in the same mysterious way, and
then Redleskl came to the conclusion that
Dowie must be possessed of an under
ground passage between tho two build
ings. Not since the receivers seized Zlon
City has Ita founder been seen out of
doors, yet he haa held oonferenoes both
at his home snd at the administration
Investigation toiiuy showed that tho fuel
supply of many families in Zlon City l
reduced almost to nothing. The extent
to which the people of Zlon City havo
beggared themselves Is shown by . trip
through the town.
Poor Followers Destitute.
Many of the poorer people, the men and
women who work In the factories, live In
houses flimsy lrt construction and unfit to
live in through a Chicago winter.
The walls of some are merely strips of
tarred paper nailed on wooden frames.
Otner houses are simply tents msde of can
Kum, while still others are combinations of
tents and sheds. Not a few aro partially
constructed 'of the earth upon which they
stand, something after the fashion of a
From the chimneys of four out of every
five of theso houses not a speck of smoke
could be sera rising today. Hardly a sin
gle one if these shacks. In which Dowle's
poorest followers exist, is stocked with half
a ton of coal or half a cord of wood.. A
shovelful of coul or a dosen or two sticks
of wood comprised the entire visible fuel
supply of most of the people from whom
Dowie is asking $V.uuo.
Others, still less fortunate, poNMessr-il
neither coul nor cord wood, in several In
stances the occupants hud gone biick to
stumps and roots and jrtles of dried grues
and straw us the sola protection tsulnet
freeslng. To such straits have some of the
Zlonltes been driven that Instead of chop
ping down trees they d'g them up by the
roots so as to have more fuel.
Judg- Kohleuat this afternoon granted
an application made by tome of the crrdt.
tors to have Dowie appear in person f r
examination befora a referee In h:ink
II1NGHAMTON, N. Y., Iec. $.-Aa In-
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