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nllrni44j Admit Itefent.
ft'illrosil uffilsla reerlved the news of the
(iMlsdn without iny uiiiisuiil show if hl
1'irlljr flsneritl Mnml'.rson. general solln
f .f iif lh tm bn-.t'P. ld he did not carj
t'j tnsh' nny : ' o'lil ned John N. Hald-
In, generil i:. it'.r for the t'nlon I'soinc.
m fit III Hie Hiy. f'hnrles J. Oreene,
nhn had ehTe of the raxe nt WnshltiM
dm and In mihn f' f the f lurlington, rr.n
.1d font from lits point of view It 1i okd
lilts it was "sll dny" with the rallr isds
and n offlelsl of the I'nlon 1'nelflc. who
wnMed t is name wltnheld. took aU.ut the
a,.,oi,. sirr'r of the situation. J. K. K-lby
of the rturllnst m hfl'1 already placed him
self on reiiird In an Interview last Frldiy.
It wat this:
"ft would be fribylKli on tho pnrt f the
rillroodn to ofT-r to pay snvth'ng except
lha full tat with sll penalties If he de
rli'n Is against its."
"Will the railroads ask for a rehearing?''
asked of Mr. Oreen.
'fill, ni, that Is. I do not think they
will." replied Mr. Oreene.
"Then there Is nothing for the railroads
li do but pay their t.ises?"
"That Is nil. It looks like i he rnllrosds
will now bsve to get tli?," replied Mr.
"Trat fs the iilrhest court there Is, so I
guess it in on'y a question of seeing how
1 1, it, It sill t.ilie to draw our checks after
se.irg If we huve enough money In the
trenail-)-," wild the Union Pacific offiiial
who. ssked the suppression of Ids name.
History f the Cujie
H'Hirily pr!or to lecember 1, 104, the
I filon I n.- dr and U riington filed separate
suits In tl.e I nlted ::a!n circuit court for
fha flint. lit of 4,ia, enjoining the sev
eral iou.it) tt rers rf Nebraska In
wl.-f) prof.stty '.he railroad companies
was located, fr enforcing the provisions
of li e revenu. of 19.13, which materially
loeressl (lit motion of the property of
tli tnllwvyi nfl provided for a seizure of
l!e prr pei ,ir such tales that would bo
ririis i. ; . int on liecember 1.
ol.i.ns of the r.i :rond companies j
r.rm i.Tei-t that the asx-ssmcnt which
I-? by the State Hoard of Fiuallia
ns under the law exorbitant, con
. reining and Illegal and thnt the assess
r.ienta ss made by the state board had
been stimulated by public clamor and liews
1 1 1 r demands.
Tfstssrsrr V. rlt laeaed. i
A tmpTry restraining ordr was i
yr-int'd against the county treasurers by
Judge Mungr unll th' application for a
! m4jrary Injunction could be heard on its
merits. In this Interim special exam!ners
were appointed to t4ke testimony In the
rsist-a and among the witness- summoned
to testify were fie me-nbers of the State
Hid of KeiuaPXAtJon. tlovemor Mickey
and ether slate i (fl lals. The hearing occu
pied st Intervals the period of nearly a
year and on Iiecsmhep 1, lr, the railroad
ems in lea flld a similar su't with the
eireii.t court embody Itig practically the
MTt allegations of the former suit. It
iwsS fr lel'ilfi-rit people to os only
gf jinvi of kr. b eonrs!t!oa, iThere
. f..r ft 1 Ihil ir. I'le.c V rcediclrtra. th
lo ikiTr- wiich pr'.ul avery lmrred!eii
tnterlrw M IVm spon th bottl wrar
r-".t, im.ui whoiiy si Hue ol the active,
i". ..v..til (rlncf; lr extracted (ran Da
Won root, try nwt processes
ar gia J wit!. Dr. Pierce, and without th
ot a (inD of aior.h 1. tx.ple-r'ua.vl and
thatl"i!jf pnra glyeerlno being nsl lo
'.v.a la titrTiIng anil prrmrvtnf tha
tirttfva vlr.mnj rwlJlr.g ia tho ro.u
Jj!."iI, tiiCe Bieditmea ar) entirely
fr4 fr-JM th ebj.ioo of d drur hrm
fey eYeatii. an appr-t lo for etiaer gl-
tio:: rivers ;. or habit lormlnf
trr aUan.oo tha f.rmu! on their
N t. I ra?;-r the amn a4 rwnrn to by
t. IVrr, and y.wj wil) Bn4 that bis
"VMiUUa Mwlfcal rXwverT, tho rraat,
tl.J-'-f1 .;, il4sna. a toaie gnj Lowe)
-tha EMtuictna wblca, whila act
ecmatanilinl lu trura euosaroptioa la tta
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y aVara wr U l-Vwo catarrhal eooUi
a4T L.tad ard throat, waak stoznactk,
rj;4 lli'l ac4 trou-UIJ truu !.. wealc
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vt t.. y lrU Wai ap to
i ' t rxiin.i4 In eon-cmctlion,
Tto t-.a UvJ..i.-ai M.xiuat LusrwrT
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r.-!o aiti.t iK-o iJ B4Wvre lu It
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Ktf ti. t"H f"f i'nirirRrjp lnj:ih'rfioi,"n(l
ririrf vf.il flu fflitl h ppllr.tlon
a-ix ilnMl'd Judi Mtif h'lfl that thi
frvrntii. In of I WflK x((l1. ' AftOTTIf
(I'-nffnl N'iff'4j firowti f i.ri"nfM thtt
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f il-Htln f'.f lh t'nl'ifi rurlflo n1 ChrlM
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TM f nllf "H'Ih liiil f.fvlni1y mii1i (n
of of i,i Artvitint of (, whlrh ihfy
fiM.I tt-..r lHflmitilr ''d Rgnlnut
M"in iirulrf I h old fullwuf In Iik. but
lh rinirifjr f rnnmirrr In mom Irmfiinri'H
fffun'il In HMpf fhn f'ni1i'r nndi-r th d
vli of ltofny Opfifrii! Urown.
Ii'ifh ffm t'olon rurlflr nod HurllnRton
rofTirinfili' nirxln fifuurd to y th UK
4i.. 11.1.01 of in1,, and fllrd i nlmllar ' ult
In trii. of 1!M and IT' lulu In November.
Iii. niltlri tbnt th county 1rMnrri be
nijoliifd from rnfuri'lnf; the rollectlon of
tlin n.ji-(i tunc. Tl'f trlnl hud in
thi ilrcnlt rmirt for thn dlntrlrt of Ne
lirnh, with th titidrif nndlnu that tits
ilffinlnn of ttif t'nitril Htatfa miproms court
hiMild xovfrn In th final dlKpoitltlon of
lli "V.riil r4f.i.
Pevpral of the roiinly f rnaitrr wrote to
Il'iluft Kink, rlty wnd rounty treasurer In
(mmha last wk, nuking him to unit In
no rlth them In anme ettlomnt Wtth
fh rnllronrtn. They unld the r on tin had
offered to aellle with them on condition
that the trenurer would accept the
mount the rallmad olTired to pay three
year nfn, without a pennlty attached.
The railroad oDIclalt deny they offered to
ft.nke any inch aittleinent, ai they were
willing to stand on the cae. which vai
th-n before the eupreme court, and If they
tout, to pay the full tax with all penalties
Ilnlilnln Blamea Roaenater,
It wan In hl laet vain effort before the
t'nlted fltat. supreme court that John N.
Kitlitwin made the staiement that the late
Kilwanl ttorewater was to blame for Ui
Keneral uprlslna; that hud lod to all thin
fluht agalnat the rulirnnds to compel them
M" P',v ,,1"lr ,nr Mr. Kaldwln had mini
tn.'ii rnarite numbers or times during the
lifetime of Mr. Roaewnter, always attrib
uting to lilm the responsibility of forclns
the rallrnads to pay their Juat share of
t.ises, only he didn't call It thnt.
ThH war the case whlrh the railroad at
torneys declined to argue before an 1n-comr-lete
supreme court befove the ap
pointment of Judge Moody. 'They dian't
know at tho time that the president would
name his attorney general. When he did
It sent consternation to the hearts of the at
torni ys for tho corporations, for they had
burned Mr. Moidy wasn't a "safe mnn."
And the th- worm turned and they be
camo the victims of a Joke. After all they
bfid to try their case before a broken
bench, for Justice Moody announced he
fouM not permit himself to pass on the
I caset since he was a holder of some Union
BURKETT BUSY FOR JHUSCER
(Continued from First Page.)
for an alleged emberxlement of Its funds,
said to have been committed by the former
owner of the property, who was county
treasurer. Coffey claimed tfle property
through a deed from the owner and at
tacked the validity of the state law per-
mtttlnff the aelzur hv the atate of nmn.
erty owned by defaulting officials. Jus-
tlce Moody announced the court's decision,
He said the state had a right to punish
for crime as was done In this case and
that there had been no denial of duo
process of law ss was claimed.
Other Cases Decided.
On certificate from the United States
circuit court of appeals, the case of the
Mason City & Fort Dodge Railroad com
pany against C. D. Boynton was' presented
to the supreme court for decision upon
certain questions of law. The first question
presented to the supreme court Was whether
land ever v i defendant within meaning
of tlj" removal statute, when suit was
removed Into the circuit court. Today the
supreme ccurt answered the first quet!cn
In the affirmative, the other questions be
ing settled by the answer to the: first.
The tuseii rf the Des Moines Saving btnk,
the Home Sivlr3 bank and the Peoples'
Savlno- bank against the Citv ef Des Moinen
waB set for argument March 1.
James P. A. Black of Hastings. Nob.,
wns today admitted to practlcs before the.
t'nlted States supreme court.
Rev. C. R. Weldon of Peru. Neb., Is In
Washington. Mr. Weldon was a clusooiate
of Congressman Pollard and the repre
seitatlve from the First Nebraska district
piloted his former college chum about the
I juu;e H. nume of Omaha Is In Wash
Ington on ruslness before tho general land
rfflcc. Judge Duffle Is retained as attorney
In a miscellaneous lot of land eases affect
ing quite a number of homesteaders and
others, and Is here to endeavor to get de
partmental rulings on these disputed cases.
Poatmaatera and Carriers.
Iowa postmasters appointed: Chlshclm,
Monroe county, Stanley T. Cavlna. vice
N. A. Rice, rfslgncd; Downey, Cedar
curnty, James E. Elllctt. vice E. O. Hlnch
llffe. rerlrned: Kesley, Rutter county;. Her
man Thomas, vice G. C. Margreti, removed;
Rural carriers appointed or Nebraska
routes: New Castle, route 1, Thomas Bag
ley, carrier; Oscar Rlckette. substitute.
Winner, route J, Edward Rothacher, carrier;
Otis lUitharher, substitute.
To far n Cold la Ono Dny
Take LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine Tablets.
Druggists refund money If It falls to ture.
E. W. Grove's signature Is on each box. 3c.
(ae that Did.
lawyer oro -examining witness) Art
you sure you didn't difarn that Mr. Rug
glea? By the way, do you believe In
Witnaas Not as a general thing, but I
know they coma true sometimes.
lawyer O. they do. do theyt Can you
mention a specific Instance? -
Witness Tea, sir. ' Tou remember, Mr.
Ketcham. )i paid me $B tha other day
that you had boon owing me a year; Well, j
I nad flrramed the night before that you
met me on the street and paid It. I was
so strongly Impressed with that dream that
I hunted you up tho next day, you rer.il
lct. and dunned you for It. Chicago
How It Hannvaea.
Tho author of tho Immortal song, "Yankee
Doud-le." was explaining how he came to
"In Its Inception," he said, "It was In
tended to bo merely a satirical skit on tha
graftrs. I wrute it, of course, 'Yankee
Buudli. but tho blundering compositor set
It up 'doodle.' "
IVnMmhorlng. however, that no eorrec--ua
ever ratchea up with the original error,
aa alt exportem? avoru-bes, he foreboro to
praaa the inaiwr. and philosophically ac-
j opted the mrdlcuiu of fame the song con-
I frr4 upon him Oiks go Tribune
. Plla fars.'. im ft to 14 Dtt.
raj )tntmnt will dire ar.y caieo of
, , , " from New York where he attended the Jorlty of p,ickng boxes. Yet a llttl.
c?vti h. -in k- w .., 'Thaw trlal through the ot District nlng and co-operation might keep a
M Vreh i?7twl r i,J .Z w ", T h"d i A"0' J"'om8 nd dll,"1 w,lh 3"om"- proportion of them, or of the mate,
V.1 " ,V! "? MaigJUown. pr-xnal friend. He say. Jerome believe. Them. In use for many Vears.
iliM i-.:r ... ...e. poaiomoe Tnaw was Insane when he shot White and f A folding packing box presumably
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ttn Ji g. blind, kl leading or Protudtng nil rted as aa asset on tta books of ths com-. I"'" of cyanide of potusmum m di
At aU ruut, cat Ur.,. but the witness could out expla- iZl '" J
MRS. THAW RESUMES STORK
Wifa of Dsfendint Ktkt Pttter Inpret
iloa on fund.
TWO DAMAGING POINTS EXPLAINED AWAY
Jerome riays Utroag Cre bat Fails
to t'nafaae W It ess A We llnmmel
V. III He' Called to Ideality
NKW TORK. Feb. . Bxcpt for one
brief moment Mrs. FvHyn Nesblt Thaw
had a decidedly easy dny today during the
continuation of her cross examination by
tflstrlct Xttorney Jerome:. When adjourn
ment was laken the prosecutor announced
that he find practically concluded with the
Mrs. Thaw will be temporarily excused
tomorrow morning tb enable Mr. Jerome to
Introduce Abraham Hummel to Identify a
photographic copy of the affidavit Evelyn
Nesblt Is alleged to have signed and which
charges Thaw with many cruelties during
their ia trip to Europe. The district at
torney got the contents of the affidavit
before the Jury this afternoon by rradlng
certain of Its statements in the wayof
questions, and 'hsklng Mrs. Thaw If she
told such things to Mr. Hummel. In each
Instance she declared she did not. She also
dent'd ever having signed an affidavit, ad
mitting thaf she had, however, signed some
papers for White In the - Madison Square
tower, the nature of which she was not
Jerome'a Strong- t'ard Falls.
During the .morning session Mr. Jeromt
played his strongest card of the day. Mrs.
Thaw had denied most positively that she
had ever been to see a Iv. Carlton Flint
with Jack Hnrrymore.
"Call Dr. Flint," commanded Mr. Jerome.
The doctor entered from the witn-.as room
and was escorted to within a few feet of
the witness chair.
"Did you evr see that man before?"
Mr. Jerome asked Mrs. Thaw.
The witness seemed a bit stnrtleil, looked
quickly and Intently at the physician and
turned to. Mr. Jerome and shook her head.
"Nevsr," she declared.
Thaw was Intensely Interested and when
the Incident was, over be luriiod to the
newspaper men' sitting nearest Wm and
whisper-d: "That man made a ,mlsta,ko In
coming here. He stod there a liar. Do
you catch the point a liar.".
Mrs. Thaw was In much better spirits
when she took the stand today and looked
decidedly bptier physically than she did
Inst week. She had all her wits about her
and did not fare at all badly wt the hands
of the district attorney. Instead of further
hurting the cause of her husband, Mrs.
Thaw managed to make two decided gains.
When court adjourned last Thursday it ap
peared from her own statements that she
had used a letter of credit from Stanford
White while touring In Europe and had
turned the letter over to Thaw: She ex
plained today that Thaw . took the letter
of credit from her, saying the money was
"poisonous" and neither she . nor her
mother should touch it and that he Would
provide them with funds. Whatever had
been spent of the money she duclared was
for her mother.
Trrond Point for Thaw.
The second point Mrs.. Thaw made was
concerning the cablegrams which Tiaw Is
"a " nve Be"1 ' iniora wniie irom
' ixinaon. it appeared rnursaay mat tnese
cablegrams were requests to White ts use
his influence In keeping Mrs. Nesblt from
"raising a - tow" and Interfering with
Evelyn continuing In company with Thaw,
Mr. Jerome took up he subject again to
day, but -his questions elicited the lnfurma-,
tlon that the letters did not concern Mrs,
Thaw, at all, hut related, to a man the
secretary of the .American embassy in Lon
don, whom Mrs. Thaw said had. "sneaked
up to mama's bedroom and insulted her.'.'
She said the man had also Insulted her
and that Thaw had gone In starch of him,
but failed to find him.
The proceedings today dragged a great
deal, and it was evident long before he an
nounced the fact, that Mr, Jerome was
nearlng the end of his cross-examination..
The proceedings tomorrow with Mr. Hum
mel on the stand should be more interest
ing. The defense on cross-examination will
attempt to discredit the witness, who la
under Indictment. It may be late In the
afternoon before Mrs. Thaw will - again
take the staml for Mr. Jerome's final ques
tions, which will have to do. with the-affidavit.
Should the defense decide to proceed
with the redirect examination of Mrs.
Thaw and Mr. Jerome should take up the
reeross examination, Mrs. Thaw may' be
kept on the stand all of Wednesday and
Mrs. William Thaw, mother of the de
fendant, and Mrs. Carnegie, his: "sister,.
wars at the court house today for the first
time in ten days. Mrs. Thuw has been suf
fering from a severe cold.
FRIEMD TKI.I.g JEHOMIS'B PI,A1
Attorney aronila gays Ho la Con
vinced Than Is nnd Was Insane.
SIOUX CITY. Ia., Feb. 28. (Bpeclal Tel-
egram.)-J. U. Sammla of the law firm of
unuii. varnswonn or iwnwiiiB, nas reiurnea
no question but that Jerome will endeavor
to send Tha
to tha asylum for the crtm-
ALTON UNDER FIRE
(Continued from First Page.)
he said wsa represented by himself, James
Bttllman, tieorgo Gould and Mortimer
BrhlfT. Nltr ty-sovrn per cent of the stock
of the Alton was acquired, JSJO being paid
for the preferred and $175 for the common
and the total Investment amounted to $4V
OU0.C0O. Bonds to the' amount of $40,0U0,oR0
were Issued and the sharehold ts subscribed
for them at t and from the proceeds of
the sale of the bonds a dividend of SO per
rent was declared. The altness denied par
ticipation in a sale of bonds at W to the !
New York Ufe Insurance company. Mr,
Kellogg asserted that the bonds hd been
continuously quoted In Wall street at from
81 to W, but the witness said he could not
remember what they were selling at. The
' witness denied knowledge of the where-
abouta of the record of th; syndicate which
' handled them. Mr. Mllburu, representing
j Mr. Harrlman. objected to what he called
go effort to create the Impression that Mr.
darrlman and the other trustees owned
all the stock purchased by the syndicate.
"Why not Jump to what you want to
prove?" asked the wltneae. "I'll help you
to do it."
"All right, sir; thank you very much,"'
said Mr. Kellogg. "I want to prove that
after you bought those bonds for 65 you
sold lham for some other price." f
But the witness could not remember for,
what they were sold and who were the
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est on the prior lien bonds was being car
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He said ths books might have shown a
eurptiis- of only lfoo.600, biK - the books
were wrong and had been corrected. Twelve
million dollars had been taken from the
profits of the road and expended in Im
provements. Mr Kellogg pointed out that
the old management had never Increased
Its rspltal stock, and theft questioned the
witness at length as to the acllptf of ths
new company, endeavoring to show among
other things that the stock standing In
the names of the new directors really be
longed to the syndicate.
The witness then told Of the transfer of
the property of the Alton Railroad company
to the Alton Railway company. When the
stork was placed In the treasury of the
latter company a mortgage of "2,000.OOO
was placed on It and prererred stock to
the value of tlff.tSs.OO and common stock
to the value of 19,M2,fX at par Issued
"In other words you capitalized the
ooo.don of the Alton stock for UXoocooo,"
"That Is as yoTi put It,1' answered Har
rlman. The witness said the new company as
sumed the mortgngc of $40,000,000 Issued by
the old one, and Mr. Kellogg declared that
the stock and liabilities of the. company
has thus bee nswelled to $122,000,000. Coun
sel for the railroads Insisted that these
figures were $S,0tO,000 in excess of the
correct ones, and Mr. Kellogg, saying that
he would admit' the difference, asked what
the road had to show for the Increase
of more than $70,000,000 In liabilities except
the $22,000,000 spent in betterments. He
declared that the difference was water.
There' was a long discussion of the man
ner In which certain accounts had been
changed in' the statement of the Alton,
and while The witness could not ' explain
the matter, he denied that it represented
an attempt at concealment.
llarrtman Makes Explanation.
Mr. Harrlmun's general explanation of
the Alton deal was as follows:
The Syndicate found Itself in the position
of having paid f42,uou,OU for the stock
and property mentioned, less $B,0U0,0tJ
which it had received In dividends on the
stuck of the railroud company, or $.l,0iJO,
010. Now. the return of about $l,r0U,0JO a
year is less than 4Vk per rent on that
amount Invested. It would seem 'as though
It were not very liberal distribution, but
we took the chances of what the markets
might be and tho common stock that was
Issued by the railway company was some
what in relation to what you might say
discounting the future, and to enable us
to put out a security which might be a
prior Hem-that is, our per cent bonds.
y dividing the risk we could sell a 34
per cent bond to some advantage and still
retain etther ' the preferred or common
stock for purposes of control, or. We could
sell the whole of the preferred stock of
put of it and still retain common stock
for the purposes of control.
. In 1X98 we were Just beginning to emerge
from a series .of years of depression re
sulting from the panic of 1893, and I might
say the shock of lSyft-that is, the political
campaign and the result, of the Venesuela
mesMHge, which I think probably you will
remember ' had a very serious effect, be
cause of the possible difficulty it might
get us Into with England. In 1&8 we were
Just beginning to emerge from those con
ditions, which were conditions of economy
and restriction and timidity on the part
of capital, and it was doubtful whether
we wltii all the stock of the Chicago &
Alton Railroad com puny would have been
able at the time to have sold our S per
cent bonus as high as lib In the market,
but It was the change In conditions be
tween the end of 18!8 and the fall of 1K99
which brought about a condition which
enabled the marketing of the 3 per cent
ponoH, ine a per ceni oomi.4 anu me pre
ferred stork, which the syndicate sub
scribers held to advantage to themselves,
without any disadvantage to the shippers
on anybody that was using the ChiciTKo A
Alton Railroad company, as shown by the
ngures l nave given you.
Examination as to purchases of Alton
stock by the Union Pacific commenced Just
before adjournment. The witness said the
first purchase of Alton by the syndicate
was made without any reference to the
Union Pacific, and when Mr. Kellogg pro
duced a circular Issued in 18M setting forth
the advantages of a Union Pacific connec
tion to the stockholders of the .Alton the
Witness dented . knowledge of its issuance.
. Mr. Harrlman will continue his testi
mony tomorrow, .. ; , , ...
LUMBER IN PACKING BOXES
Opportunity for Genlns to Prevent
' Present Waste and Realise
In considering the various drafts made
upon. oi.r. forests for lumber, few people
think of the vast amount consumed In the
manufacture of packing boxes. Yet it ' Is
probable that this nearly or quite equals,
if It does not exceed, the amount used In
the erection of buildings. In New England
alone the lumber so Used in 1905, accord
ing to a bulletin Just issued by the forest
service, amounted to ei3O.493.00O board feet;
enough to make a board walk a foot wide
four and a half times around the globe.
Add to this the consumption of the rest
of the union for packing boxes, and the
immensity of the drain on our forest re
sources may be imagined. And tho pre
dicament In which manufacturers and pro
ducers to whom boxes are a necessity are
likely to find themselves as' the lumber
supply grows shorter and shorter is a seri
ous one not only to them, but to the coun
try at large.
In view of this growing scarcity, one
would Imagine that the business sense and
inventive genius of our people would more
concern themselves in prolonging the life
of the packing box and in utilising ths
valuuble material therein for soma other
purpo8, than kindling wood. The stove or
furnace is still the destination of the ma-
large material in
I has been invented, which can be reduced
to a trifling bulk and returned to the ship
pers for repealed use provided enough of
them could be goj together for economical
transportation but It seems to have found
but little acceptance. But with the price
of lumber at present figures, the saving
whlrh could 4 effected by a- systematic
gatherlpg up, assorting, "knocking down"
and reconstruction of boxes would ap
parently be very large. The value of the
lumber used in box making in New Eng
land alone In 1905 was $7,71.500. If some
body would "organise o "Box trust," It
would seem as though 90 per cent of that
lumber might by systematic method' be
used a doxen times over. St. Paul Pioneer
Worth All tt Coat.
A guest who hail Just registered at the
Bhlrl y hotel a day or two ago was ap
proached by a boy with a telegram. It had
j $1 charges on It.
j "What!" acid the guest, before opening
j it. . "A dollar charges! I won't pay it.
Anybody who cannot pay for his message
when wiring me is certuinly a cheap one.
Walt a iplnute! I'll Just let you r port hls
uncollected and the sender may pay the
At that he tor the envelope open. As he
read a Bmjle r tiled, on big fare, and, pull
ing a dollar from his pocket, he handed
it to the boy.
"It's all right," hs said.
Then he threw the message on the
counter. "Read it!" he sold to C. T. New
ton, the cr?rk. The message read:
"Papa's little girl sends him fifty bushels
of love, and wishes he was home to kiss
her good night, Nellie." Denver Poat.
Thnt )ImiI li Di-nter.
TIF-K-V V.n FVh ' -Mr, nnliniln tl'H.kl
' I ' -)"'-Vlu .....161"". Kcux-viva
. fmiml dead and Wrlnht
in u dvluff
ronaition unay ai ineir mrue in ti ls city.
BIG SUM OF MONEY IS STOLEN
Federal nbTreanr in Ibicteo Bobbed of
SECRET SERVICE OFFICIALS AT WORK
Clerk Makes gome Admlaaleas mm4
b-Treasurer gays Matter Will
Bo Cleared t Wlthla
CHICAOO, Feb. 28.-One of tha largest
If r.'ot the largest thefts from the United
States treasury has been unearthed in
Chicago. Somewhere between $175,000 and
$2110,000, It was learned today, ' com
pletely disappeared from the local sub
trejsury last week. The authorities here
and In Washington have been working
night and day on the robbery since It was
discovered. Chief Wllkie of the United
States secret service has left Washington
for Chicago, to take personal charge of the
Secretary Shaw of the Treasury depart
ment wa4 told of the theft while In Chi
cago last week and was In conference with
Subtreasurer Wllllum Boldenweck and se
cret service officers.
The money was taken either a week ago
Sunday, the next day or last Sunday. The
chance are it was abstracted on Monday.
The loss was discovered on Tuesday. The
stolen money was In bills of $1,0U0, $0,0uO
Just who discovered the lose the sub
treasury officials would not admit. Neither
would they tell from what department the
money was taken, nor how tho loss was
When interviewed today In regard to the
robbery Subtreasurer Boldenweck admitted
that a theft of $173,000 had been perpe
trated, but refused to go into details.
"It ia true that what I and other govern
ment officials believe to be a gigantic steal
has been perpetrated In the subtroasury,"
he said. "The amount I believe will be
$178,000. At present I cannot go into de
tails as to what work we have done In tha
esse or what method of procedure Chief
Wllkie, Captain Porter and their men will
pursue. We discovered the shortage last
Wednesday, when the books of tho sub
treasury were balanced for the day. There
is a possibility that the shortage Is due to
an error of a bookkeeper, but I am in
clined to believe that a robbery has been
committed. The money was in large de
nominations, as far as I have learned
Surrenoy bills of $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000
Captain Porter was very reluctant to iay
anything; in regard to the robbery. "At
present I cannot say anything more of the
affair than that It was reported to me yes
terday," he said. "It would not be proper
for me to go Into details of the case or
what wo are doing In the way of lnvestlga
Bjoka Seem to Be Straight.
At first It was believed that there must
do some error in bookkeeping. It Was
thought t? be Impossible that such a large
sum of money could have been abstracted
In face of all the safeguards thrown around
Uncle Sam's strong box. The ledger men
involved strenuously denied any error and
an investigation Bhowed . there was no
possible clerical mistake to account for the
disappearance of the cash.
Every man who could have had anything
to do with the case was called Into Treas
urer Boldenweck's office and put through
an exhaustive examination and a still mora
rigid cross-examination. Captain Porter of
the scret sen-ice, assisted in the ex
amination. All denied any knowledge of
the . theft and . protested their Innocence.
Day to day, however, -the sweating process
has been kept up. Saturday a faint cl
pointed In the direction cf a certain clerk
and tnat followed up, directed' suspicion to
anolher employe, a close associate of the
first man. These men were summoned Into
the Inquisition 'chamber and , separately
subjected to a grueling examination. .One
passed through the ordeal Jn a calm and
self possessed manner, but the other showed
signs of breaking down. Just what ho ad
nutted the secret service mpns refuse- to
disclose. Anyway the admissions he made
started ' the investigation Into renewed
activity. Half a dozen operatives started
out and results are expected hi tire next
twenty-four hours. A
William Boldenweck was appointed sub
treasurer on June 28 last. He succeeded
William P. Williams.
8ubtrasurer Boldenweck declared later In
the day that It had been definitely deter
mined Just where the shortage occurred,
but he declined to say where It had been
traced. He declared himself positive, how
ever, that the money had never reached the
vaults. He said that the only reason for
believing that the stolen money hod been
In bills of large denomination was It would
have been Impossible for anybody to have
taken $173,000 from the office In small bills
and escaped . detection, but that a package
of $173,000 In $1,000. bills could have been
carried about the person easily without
DIAMONDS Frenser, irre ami Doag.
MONK CLIMBS SMOKESTACK
ilan Denied Pnranera and Would
!ot Come Down When Organ
Moaned a Tnne.
' Four hundred men, tired out with a long
day's toil at the blu.t furnaces of the Illi
nois steel plant, South Chicago, forgot what
It was to be tired and set out In chase
like a pack of schoolboys; the haughty
guard at the gate of the plant forgot to
stop the Inrush of humanity, and seventeen
languages Joined In the babel of the hue
and cry, when Thomasso, the near-human
property of Pletro Plzzaro, organ grinder
by profession and Itallun by birth, escaped
recently. ' .
Through the grimy mazes of the plant
darted the monkey. Close behind came the
pursuing army. For a moment it seemed
all -day with Thomasso. ftir he was herded
Into a blind alley and the crowd was
SINCEI870 Yar YS,
when Ik. 4KiC-7
generaboa put 4 '
up the brat can,
ha boa pur. It was a food cocoa then,
sad every year it has growa kctttr. This
lu bees a family of cocoa nuksn, and
sack genaraiioa ha probed by and iav
pioved spoa ths expericnca that preceded
it. Thar is do M just the am " becaute
then i mo " jurf a good. Strictly ia ac
cordance with the National Pure Food law.
RUNICEL BROTHERS. Ic Mfn.
445 to 4C1 Waa 30th StrMt. haw York
close, but a tall smokestack loomed up In
Up went the monkey to a distance of Jno
feet, and there he rested. He laughed loud
and. long at his pursuers, and Instinctively
he reached out for a cocoanut to drop Into
the crowd. Instead he got a handful of
cinders, still warm, and the effect among
the mob of Huns, Bohemians, Croat es and
Slavs seemed to make him. feel quite gay.
L Nothing could Induce him to come down.
Btowes failed to hit him and there was no
ladder available long enough to reach htm.
Finally Slg. Fixfaro reached the front.
"Storpa dat noise," he commanded. "I
play de sweeta mualo for de monk. He
come down and passa de hat."
The suggestion of the "hat" seemed to
cause a weakness In the strongest of soma
of the crowdu and the musician was al
lowed to clear a space.
Soon the organ was grinding out the
dirge-like discords of what had originally
been "Annie Ropney."
Thomasso up the. chimney, who had
rather enjoyed the previous uproar, was
visibly annoyed when the organ began to
murder the time-honored harmony and
handed his former owner about a peck of
cinders as a rhark of his displeasure.
Mr. Pissaro beat a hasty retreat, and
when last heard of at midnight was forty
feet from the base of the smokestack vow
ing that he would hold the Illinois Steel
company personally responsible for tha
Thomasso was still up In the air and
Plxxaro weeps alone. Chicago Inter Ocean.
Choctaw Conrt I pheld.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 28. In deciding to
day the case of Wallace against Adams
Involving lands Of the Choctaw nation In
favor of Adams the supreme court of the
United States upheld the rtghtito citlxen-
shlp court to fix the status of members of
the Choctaw nation.
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