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VOL. XXXVI II NO. 141.
OMAHA, MONDAY MOHNIXO, NOVEMBER 30, 1908.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
BIG POSTAL DEFICIT
Seryice Lacki Sixteen Million Dollars
of Beta; Be If -Suits ining.
LARGEST SHORTAGE IN HISTORY
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
LIVE STOCK MEN WORRIED
Chinese Court Notes
DEATH LIST GROWS
Te.nterature at Omaha yesterday:
Outbreak of Aphthous Fever in Cattle
a Serious Proposition.
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Company Now Admits Hundred and
Thirty-Eiglit Went Into Mine.
10 a. in.
ACTIVE WORK STAMPING U OUT
n a. m
OTHERS INSIST FIFTY MORE
5TU6MACH ACHE ) I LOQTKLlNw StVRup) a (tma i ) fvEl.Y FlNt)
12 m 41
1 p. m i
t p. m 48
8 p. m
4 p. m 45
Bp. m 4
. 8 p. m 46
7 p. m 46
Dlseaae Nt So Fatal a Many, hat
'jtimates for Coming Yep Figured
to Be Fully as ,
Great IV(tr Lira la Ita Extremely-
Bodies of Twenty-Five of the Victimi
Are Brought to Surface.
GOOD ROADS FOR RURA
Legislation for Fostal Saving.
IMPROVEMENT IN EFFICIENO
Decrease, la Shown la omfcr of
Railway Poatal Clerk Killed and
Injured aa Compared with
WASHINGTON. Nov. 29. In hla annual
report for th flseal year ended June 80.
1. Postmaster Oeneral Meyer ilvea the
total receipt for tha year I191.478.W3 and
the expenditures aa 1208,281.886. thereby
showing a deficit of tl.S73.222, the largest
In th hlatory of tha department, with an
additional loaa from fire, burglaty, etc.,
of S37.0M. The deficit of 1909. It la esti
mated, again will exceed S16.0C0.0C0.
Attention la particularly called to a num
ber of Improvement! In business methods
of the department as tending to Ita ad
vantage and tha saving of considerable
amojnts. Recommendation Is again mads
for the creation of tha position of director
of posts, at a high salary, and who shall
hold office during good behavior, the ob
Jet being to nav a continuity of policies
for tha benefit of tha postal service and
tha people, of the United States.
Tha necessity for good roads Is pointed
out In oonnectlon with the development of
the rural free delivery service, it Is sug
gested that should congress grant the de
partment authority to utilise rural routes
till further by the establishment of a
limited parcel post, confined entirely to
rural delivery routes, It would then ba
possible to earn additional revenue
amounting to millions of dollars, and at
tha same time benefit the farmer by en
abling him to have the merchandise deliv
er rd when ordered by telephone or postal
ard, which otherwise would not ba pur
shased. "Tha special parcel post," says
the postmaster general, "will enable tha
farmers to have small parcels delivered
at their gates, to live better, and to ob
tain easily tha necessaries of Ufa." Per
mission Is requested to establish expert
mentally a limited parcel post in not to ex
ceed four counties In order to demon
strata the practicability of tha plan.
Poatal Savings Banka.
The postmaster general again urges leg
Islatlon permitting the establishment of
posts) aavlnga banks or depositories In
connection with postofflcea. ,
Experiments with stamp vending ma
chines,. y ..tUa- ptcnattr general. ,are
still being conducted1, with every prospect
thnt the defects which developed In tha
preliminary tests "wit! be overcome. These
machines, It la expected by tha department.
111 add Immensely to the - public con
Tha campaign of education In tha school
houses In matter pertaining to tha ordl
nary operation of the postal service, so as
to emphasise tha Importance of careful
addressing, tha placing of tha name and
address of tha sender on envelopes, etc.,
Is recommended to be continued, so as to
save, hundreds of thousands of letters and
packages from going to the dead letter
office each year, as la now tha caee.
A marked Improvement In the efficiency
of the service Is noted by the postmaster
general, which, he says. Is due to the pol
icy of retaining postmasters of all grades
whose records have been satisfactory. He
believes, however, that tha appointments
of second and third-class postmasters
fhLuld lie with the postmaster general, as
Is now tha practice with fourth-class of
flees. This, he says, would reserve to tha
president the appointment of postmasters
at tha more Important offices and relievo
him of a vast amount of routine work that
Is tax upon hla time.
The postmaster general pats himself
m record as being decidedly opposed to
the law which ptohiblts tha establishment
postal stations more than five miles
li.yond tlie corporate limits of a city, al-
.h-.-uih, he says, no such restriction exists
v. lib. reference to the extension of the
free delivery service. The department, he
ilioUrrs, should not be placed In the post
II n of- being able to deliver moil from
door to door and at the same time of being
forbidden to supply a district so served
with the other usual poatal conveniences.
The repeal of tha law complained of ia
Service la Metropolis.
The maintenance of a suttable poatal
servh in New York City, it la stated, be
comes more, difficult each year and re
quire Inersased expenditures In order to
redur so far as possible tha heavy con
gestion of mail matter there. Tho post
master general speaks of what has bean
done toward remedying thla condition, and
rays that a night delivery in tha residen
tial section has gone far lit that direction.
Recommendation la again made that the
l.:av if absence with pay by law to em
ployes of tha postal service be Increased
from fifteen to thirty days whenever the
postnt revenues Warrant It.
Wlilla favoring aa Increase In pay of the
supervisory employes In postofflcea, the
postmaster general saya ha haa not esti
mated for additional promotions for tho
coming year, beraus of the great Increase
regard ti pneumatic tub service, it
1 staled that th commission appointed
under the act of congress of May 27, 1908,
to Inquire luto tha feasibility of tha gov-c-rnnint
acquiring and operating the pneu-'
matlc tub service, has completed Ita work,
and that th report will b submitted to
congrtrt soon after (t convenes. No hint
la given regarding tha commission's rc
ommendations. Low Poatasj to Eilul.
Th rcent establishment of th t-rent-an-ounc
rat of letter pontage between
. th failed States and tha United Klnrv
Jora Of Great Britain and Ireland will, it
ia staud. hav th effect of bringing
about greater poatal receipt. "A lower
postage rata will prov another bond to
ward eloaer social and commercial relations
between th two great English-speaking
rountrlea," It ia stated, "and It will do
much to enable our manufacturer to bet
' ter advert! thalr goods and thua lucres
their aalea In thoa countries." Modern
progrosa. It Is added, la annihilating dis
tance, and revolutionised method In ahip-
(Coutlnu on Second Pag.)
COMPILING RESOURCES REPORT
tlonal Commliilon Reducing;
Concrete form Result of
WASHINGTON, Nov. .. On Tuesday of
thla week the national conservation com
mittee will meet in thla city In closed ses
sion to begin the formulation of Its report
to President Roosevelt on the state 6f the
country's natural resources.
This report Is due on January 1. It will
embody the results of six months of con
centrated research work and will be the
basla upon which the president will prepare
a special message to congress recommend
ing legislation to meet the situation. The
commission will go over the statistics and
reports that have been compiled during the
six months and draw up a tentative out
line of Ita report, which. It will submit to
the Joint conference with the governor of
the states and other representatives of the
state and national organisations which It
ha called for next week, beginning De
cember 8, to assist, with advice and sug
gestion. After opinions of the Joint confer
ence have been heard, the commission will
get to work at once on the final formula
tion of tha report.
All the material and Information neces
sary. Including the first Inventory of any
country's natural resources ever made, la
In hand now. This material makes a type
written pile tqunl to a respectable library,
but the work was so systematically planned
and executed that any part of the Informa
tion Is Instantly available and an epltomo
of it all la ready for the commission.
The eecretarlee of the four sections of
the National Conservation commission, who
have had charge of the Investigations of
tha respective departments of natural re
sources, waters, forests, lands and min
erals, will each present a summary of re
sults and the experts who have carried on
the actual work will be on hand to answer
questions. With this knowledge in hand
the commission will take up the formula
tion of its report. The first Bteps will be
don by the sections, and the chairman of
each section will present the portion of
the report which Ills section haa , had In
hand. There che.li men are Representative
Theodore E. Burton of Ohio, of the section
of waters; Senator Reed Smoot of Utah,
of forests; Senator Knute Nelson of Min
nesota, of lands, and Representative John
Dalsell of Pennsylvania, of minerals.
This will be the first full session of the
National Conaervatlon commission sine Its
organisation, . James J. Hill and John
Mitchell hav written that t;y rxpeot to
attend. Andrew Carnegie cannot get to
Washington In time for the opening, but
will come later.
BIG SHIPS HEAD FOR HOME
Tuesday American Fleet Leave
Manila oa , Hetarn Trip to
MANILA, Nov. 29. With the departure
from Manila, December 1, of the American
battleship flcvt under the command of
Rear Admiral Sperry, the sixteen vessels
that are making such a remarkable round-the-world
voyage, turn their prow defi
nitely for home waters. They havo been
gone from Hampton Road nearly a year
on the most remarkable' trip ever recorded
In navel annals.
The officers snd mn of the fleet on this
trip around tho world have been lavishly
entertained at every port they touched,
Each government endeavored to outdo the
other In the welcome extended to vigors
and tho result liaa been a drgrce of off loin
hospitality seldom before recorded. '.
With their homeward bound pennants
streaming, tho sixteen battleships, after
clearing Manila bay will head for Colombo,
Ceylon, where they are due In two weeks
They will stay theer six day and then
proceed to Suei without stop. They are
due at tho southern entrance of the Sues
canal January S, and after leaving Port
Said, at the northern entrance, where coal
Is to be taken on board, tha veaaela of
Admiral Sperry's Command will divide Into
squadrons and make a aeries of calls at
varloua Mediterranean ports. In this man
nor the American ahlpa will show at
Athens, Tripoli, Vllle Ftanche, Marseilles.
Genoa. Leghorn, Malta, Naples and Algiers.
According to the present schedule the on
tire fleet will assemble at Gibraltar during
the first week of February and on Pebru
ary S It will leave Gibraltar for either
Hampton Roads or Now York.
The question of the final port In America
haa not yet been definitely decided. The
vessels are due In Hampton Roads or
New York February 22.
When the fl.et reaches th United Btate
It will have traversed since December 16,
1907, when It left Hampton Roads, a dls
tance of 42.277 miles. ,
UNCLE SAM TO PAY MONTHLY
tha a ares System of Seminar irltk tho
Railroad for Carrying the
WASHINGTON. Nov. 29.-A ruling
vast Importance to the railroada carrying
United States malls has been made by
the second assistant postmaster general.
Heretofore It has been the practice of the
Fostofflee department to make quarterly
payment for such service, but the rail
reads contended that aa a matter of right
and Justice settlements should be made
monthly. For some time past th Rock
Island system baa negotiated wtlh the de
partment to this end, with the result that
notification was received yesterday that
beginning January 1 next monthly pay
ments would be made. The aggregate
amount Involved each year la over Il8.000.0u0
and tha new ruling will hav the, effect
of putting in circulation a considerable
turn each month.
HOTiiniTS or ocia nnlmmmxru.
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laastng tlreat I,osaea.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Nov. .-(8pec!al.)-Not
In the last decade has there been so natch
xcltement In commercial circle aa was
occasioned ten daya ago when tho an
nouncement was made that the Department
of Agriculture had established a rigid cat
tle quarantine against the states of New
York and Pennsylvania owing to an out
break of the dreaded foot rr.d mouth dis
ease, which was discovered In Pennsyl
vania and traced to the stock yards of
Buffalo. It la something more than five
oars now since tha last case of this
plague waa stamped out In this country.
Prevlou to that time pleuro-pneumonla,
had caused great ravage among the dairy
herds of New York, Pennsylvania, Mary
land, the District of Columbia and In
some of tho New England atatee. But
prompt aotlon by the veterinarians of the
bureau of animal Industry of tho Depart'
mcnt of Agriculture eradicated th dls
ease entirely. Likewise the Texaa fever
and every vestige of other contagious dis
ease among meat cattle were eradicated
bv this wonderfully effective bureau. Of
course there were complaints over the
drastic methods adopted, but Dr. Salma
then the chief of the bureau, went upon
the theory that the bureau waa created
to secure the greatest good for the great'
est number and today the American farmer
has come to believe that the hope for hla
flocks and herds rests with the Depart
ment of Agriculture and Ita efflcent , bu
reau of animal industry. .,
Hoof and mouth disease haa a variety
of nam-. It Is also known as eplxootlc
aphtha, aphthous fever, Infectious alpha,
ecsema epizootiac and may be defined as
an acute, highly contagious rever or :
specific nature, characterized by the erup
tlon of vesicles, or blisters, In the mouth
around the coronets of the feet, and be
tween the toes.
. Many Specie Attacked.
The tremendous ravages of the disease
are swm In the number and variety of
species attacked. While It may be re
garded aa essentially a disease of cattle
hogs would seem to be a prey. All In
the same grado of receptivity come sheep
and goats. Next In order of liability come
the buffalo, American bison, camel, deer,
chamois, llamo, giraffe and antelope.
Horses, dogs, cats and even poultry have
been victims of the Infections, the last
three classes being particularly dangerous
as carrlera of the contagion. Man him
self Is not Immune, and th frequency of
his Infection by coming In contact with
the diseased animal themselves Is .estab
lished fy numerous observation. Chil
dren suffer aa a result of drinking tha
unboiled- milk from "Infeetod aattie. 'In
such case the symptom resemble those
observed In animals. There Is fever and
difficulty in swallowing, followed by an
eruption of blisters In th mouth and very
rarely by similar ones on the fingers. Tho
disease Is seldom fatal, and chiefly re
stricted to children and to those adults
who handle sick animals or drink large
quantities of unboiled milk. Some veter
inarians regard tho human affection a
by no means uncommon In countries where
foot-and-mouth disease prevails, but that
the disturbance of health la usually too
slight to come to the notice of the family
The disease prevails In European coun
tries and occasions great losses. Although
the actual mortality la quite low, serious
losses result from the diminution of the
milk secretion and consequent interference
with the business of the dairy. There la
likewise more or less loss of flesh in ani
The losses from this disease In England In
the year 1883, were estimated $5,000,000. An
English practitioner of wide experience
states that It ia none too high to place the
loss on each animal that becomes Infected
but that ultimately recovers, at $20 when
milrh cows or feeding cattle that are nearly
finished are under consideration. On store
cattle and calves the loss Is proportionately
Where Doctor Differ.
The observations made by some veterin
arians lead to the supposition that the virus
Is quite eaaily destroyed. It Is claimed that
stables thoroughly cleaned become safe
after drying a short time. Hence, litter of
all kinds, such as manure or soiled hay
and straw, may remain infective for a
longer time because they do rot dry out.
Other authorities maintain that the virus
Is quite tenacious and may live in stables
even so long as p. year. They also state
that animals which hav passed through
the disease may be a aourc of Infection
for several months.
In a pamphlet recently Issued by the de
partment, after describing methods of pre
vention of the spread of the Infection, ssys:
"It would therefore appear to concentrate
the expense Incident to th extermination
of foot-and-mouth disease by purchasing
and slaughtering all affected and exposed
cattle, after Judicious appraisement. The
carcasses of these animals should b
totally destroyed, preferably by cremation,
or otherwise by burying them In a hole
six feet deep and covering them with air
slacked lime. The Infected atabl should
be disinfected by thoroughly cleaning it,
scrubbing the floor with hot water, brush
ing down all loose duat from the walls and
tearing off all woodwork which I partly
decayed. Then the whole Interior of th
table should be covered with a good coat
of lime-wash containing one part of a 40
per cent solution of formaldehyde (which
i sold In drug trade under the chemical
name of formalin) to thirty parta of the
llinewash, or four ounces of formalin to
each gallon of lline-wash."
As to medical treatment. It Is asserted
that beneficial results have been obtained
by th local application of disinfecting and
astringent lotions. A teaspoonful of alum,
chlorate of potash, boracic acid, or one-iialt
teaspoonful of th tincture of aloes and
myrrh In th mouth ha proved efficacious.
Th Infected animal may be mad to aland
from f lv to ten minute in a shallow trough
containing medical agenta such oa a 1-to-l.OOO
solution of bichloride of mercury of per
cent carbolic acid or creolln solution. Where
the teat and udder ar affected th ap
plication of carbollsed vaseline, camphor
ointment or bo rated glycerin ho given ex
cellent result. If th symptoms of heart
weakness ar manifest, glv digitalis.
camphor or alcohol, while exceaslv fever
may b reduced with pbenacotia.
However, th surest remedy ia th d-
(Continued oa Second Pag.)
"His majesty the emperor suffered from insomnia last night The chief physician, Chop Hi Yi, was with
him for several hourt." '.
Copyright, 1908, by Amerlcan-Journal-Bxamlner. , ''
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Annual Report Shows Prbgress Being
Made on Canal.
SANITARY CONDITIONS ARE GOOD
Kagrineerlaa; Problems that Require
Careful Investigation Are. En
countered Dally, Especially
In Lock Construction.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 29. The report of
th - Isthmian Canal commission . to the
secretary of war reveals that many en
gineering problems of moment are beig
encountered dally In the work. General
conditions, however, are found favorable to
continue work and completion of the canal
In the manner planned. The report, which
1s for, the year to June 30, says In part:
The work of this department Is twofold;
It Is charged with general sanitary- work
of the lone, as well aa of the cities of
Panama and Colon, which Includes the col
lection of garbage, the removal of night
soil, fumigation, disinfecting, cleaning of
streets, draining and filling swamps, cut
ting of grass and removal of vegetation.
minor repairs to screening and ditching and
tiling work for drainage; also the care oi
the sick and the maintenance of the hos
pitals. Policing- of Quarters.
As the work of construction expanded
the work of sanitation correspondingly In
creased oy reaaun of the establishment of
new settlements. During the year, on thla
account work in the vicinity of Caimito,
Santa Crux and Porto Bello was added and
that at San Pablo and Matachln waa In
creased. The general health conditions are
Indicative of the auccesa obtained.
Oeneral health conditions depend upon
proper policing of quarters, securing and
maintaining a wholesome water supply and
good eewerage, as well as such sanitary
work aa Is outlined above. The present
quartermaster's department is charged with
the tare of quarters and the general polic -
Ing; the engineeilng department is charged
with water supply and sewerage, and the
sanitation department maintains a tiling
gang and ditching gang. The quartermts -
ter's deuariment must maintain iant;i for
poncing ana grass cutting in connec
tlon therewith In the same territory
ik.i th .Ur.ii.iir,n Han. rt m , h. i,.
of laborera on sanitary work; either de-1 feet will be dug firing November. This
partment Is fully equipped to do the work wni break all records In the history of
of the other. Although the end In each 1 . ,..,. .v.. i,. -,.
case la the same-the general bettering of I mHway construction In the Pacific north
health conditions the objects sought are to west. Work Is progressing faster than
some extent different, in that the sanitary I caned for by the schedule and englneera
place of malarial and yellow lever motj-
qirltoea. After careful consideration It waa
concluded that economy would result, fric
tion be removed ana responsibility defi
nitely fixed If, In addition to the work of
policing and grass cutting In the vicinity
of quarters, tho quartermaster's depart
ment gangs were charged With the collec
tion of garbage, the removal of night soil
and the cutting of grass and brush for the
sanitation department, and If the tiling and
drainage were carried on by the construc
tion forces of the engineering department.
With the approval and convent of the chief
sanitary officer the transfer of these du
ties will be made effective September 1,
and In order that no impairment of sani
tary conditions may result the quarter
master's department Is to perform such
grass and blush cutting as may bit dexig
naled by the various sanitary inspector,
and the division engineers ar to drain
such areas as th chief sanitary ofitt-er
may prescribe, in accordance with plans
and upon data, furnished by him.
Health Show- Improvement.
If, with the shifting character of th pop
ulatlon, the death and sick rata can be
taken aa a criterion for general health
conditions, tlicy hav been considerably
Improved, for with an average of 3,(A7
names on the pay rolls the death rate per
thousand was lli.3'2, lefcs than half that of
the previous year. For tiie white force,
taken at an average of 12,u5a, given by the
pay rolls, the rata was 15.34 per thousand,
and with a force of blacks averaged at
su.tM, the death rate was 1.S per thousand,
less than half that of the previous year.
The large decrease In the death rat among
tha blacks Is attributed to better sanita
tion, but primarily, according to th state
ment of the doctors, to the better food,
enabling them to offer greater resistance
At th beginning of the year J.13S pa
tlneta remained In tha hospitals and during
(Continued on Second Pag.)
change in Forestry service!
Belief 'Mow Arrangement' Will
Beneficial to All Who Use
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2. That the people
of the west will make greater use of the
national forests because of th reorganisa
tion of the service Into six districts 1 the
view expressed by Clifford PInchot, United
States forester. The operation of the new
district offices will Involve- a complete
change in the machinery Of the service,
the force at Washington being reduced to
only those having administrative work.
"The forest service is putting a large
part of Its work Into the field where it
belongs," Mr. PInchot stated? '
"The organisation on December 1 of na
tional forests Into six districts, each In
charge of a local force under a district
forester. Is something twe have been work
ing towards for a long time. That we have
not dona It sooner, is because we did not
have a sufficient number of trained men.
"The district organisation plan, he con
tinued, will mean a much freer use of the
national forests by the people, because
there will not be the delay Inevitable o
long as the business Is handled from Wash
ington. It is also going to mean that there
will always be officers with the power to
make decisions, near the ground, who can
look Into the fact for themselves when
ever necessary, without having to decldo
them at long range. I believe every man
who uses the national forests will realise
these things Inside of six months.".
MILWAUKEE EXTENSION FAST
Work I Belnsr Poshed Faster Than
th Contract Call
ODAV A UIT Waah Vnv 98 T,tltV.
' . . . . .' j . a .
machine drills, manned by expert,
and S00 men are working day and night In
' th b, g tunnei for the Chicago .Milwaukee
1 " lu,,,re" A, .,
i St. Paul railway near th Coeur d Alen
mining district, east of Spokane, and If
... .,. vrf mr,r thn
the present rat Is kept up more man
on the Job say the bore will b completed
before April 1. when it waa estimated the
drillers working on the east and west sides
of the tunnel would come together. Track
laying Is also proceeding at a lively rate.
EXHIBIT OF FRENCH PICTURES
W. R. Leavltt, Bryan' los-ls-Law,
Asked to Take Charsia of It la
PARIS, Nov. 29. Th Socle te De Baux
Art is arranging an elaborate collection of
canvases by It members to be sent ,t-
America early In 1909 for exhibition In the
W. H. Leavltt, William Jennings Bryan's
on-tn-law, haa been asked to tak charge
of the exhibition and act a th American
representative of the oclety. Mr. Leavltt,
who Is engaged in the completion of a large
painting, "The Last Supper," has not yet
accepted. Mr. Leavltt has announced that
ha Intends to resume residence with hi
wife In Denver as soon aa he finishes this
t'anada 1 ladasasdeal.
CHICAGO. Nov." I.9.-Robert. F. Suther
land, speaker of th Canadian Hous of
Commons, arrived In Chicago today to be
the guest tomorrow night of th sixty
third annual banquet of tn Illinois St. An
drews! society. Mr. Sutherland said that
Canada could now be considered a, com
mercial rival of the United Stales and that
while he deplored the Inability of tn Do
minion to obtain satisfactory trad rela
tions with this country. If there waa any
"knocking at the door to be done" it would
have to be by th United Siate.
END: OF. GUESSING CONTEST
Governor is to Name New Judges of
Supreme Court Today.
MANY ARE COMBINATIONS MADE
Llncon Tractloa Company loaaea
Harry' Call and Get tho
Havelock Fare Case
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Nov. 29. (Special.) When
Governor Sheldon announces the namej
of the four lawyer whom he expects to
mak supreme Judges, there will be
stopped the biggest guessing contest
pulled off in Nebraska for many a day.
Nearly every lawyer who come to Lin
coin to plug for a favorite haa made
his guess oa to the Identity of the four
Judges, and no one has had anything
upon which to base his opinion. The
governor haa given no Inkling of whom
he will name, though nearly everyone
guesses that Judge Sullivan, Jacob Faw
cett and Jease L. Root of Plattsmouth
wilt be three of the men. Another com
blnatlon Includes Sullivan, Judge Fros
of Lincoln and Calkins of Kearney and
Judge Root. Then another combination
Includes W. B. Rose, who had hla name
withdrawn after It had been filed with
the governor aa a candidate and who
then began to rip up the state to get the
Th governor announced Saturday that
he would name the Judges Monday.
Traction Case Reovoaed.
Th Stat . Railway commission Issued
an order against th Lincoln ' Traction
company a few days ago, but tha cas
was hastily reopened as soon aa the
traction company heard of the order. The
command of the commission waa for the
traction company to sell four tickets be
tween Havelock and Lincoln for 26 cents
and one far for T cants. Th partlea
Interested were told In th sain order
they could com In and have another
hearing some time next summer. But
as soon a th traction company kicked
on th T cents cosh far th commis
sion set aside December 6 for the re
hearing of that part of th order.
' Hotel Has Saed.
Mrs. Mary A. Latky, former grand
chief of honor of the Degree of Honor,
has brought a criminal libel suit against
Levi Munson, proprietor of th Royal
hotel. Munson filed suit against Mrs.
Latky Just before officers wer to be
elected In the grsnd lodge, and this she
ssys cauaed her defeat by one vote.
Ie Plant Sold.
Th Beatrice Creamery company ha
taken over th plant of th Lincoln Ie
and Cold Storage company and will In
th future operat both plants. Th cost
of the lc plant waa almoat $200,000.
Th creamery company Intend to erect
several new buildings and largely in
crease th output of th Ice plant.
Work oa Now Charter.
City Attorney Stewart la working on
tlie skeleton of th new charter to ba
reported to the legislature changing th
form of th city govrnmnt to that of
a government by commission. He ex
pect to hav hi work completed before
th last of th waek and will aubmlt It
to th commission commute. -
Cleaning If Lincoln.
Th Lincoln pollc ar going to mak
Lincoln a city model, and beginning last
night they raided a house or two on O
treat and landed several women and
men In jsil. The raid will be continued
until th block ar all cleanad of un
deslrabl citixen and an air of morality
psrvade th town-
MOST OF THEM BADLY MANGLE!
Rescue Work Hampered by Poisonout
Oases and Debris.
IRE BREAKS OUT IN THE MINE
Extinguished, However, Before Seri
ous lnjary I Done- t'oroaer
Seen res Jary aad Prepare
PITTSBURG. Nov. .-Twenty-flve bod
ies, all but two horribly mangled, and a
number dismembered, were today taken
from the mine of the Pittsburg-Buffalo
Coal company at Maiianna, forty miles
south of here, where an explosion occurred
esterday, killing many men and casting
a gloom over what was until then consid
ered tha model mining town of th world.
There I llttl doubt that tha death list
Mill reach 138 men. Officials of th com
pany,' who, lest night stated that not over
126 had been killed, tonight admit that 138
men went down the shaft to work yester
day morning. According to miners and
others familiar with the number of men
generally employed In th mine, the death
Hat will exceed tha company' estimate by
at least fifty.
It Is possible that the exact number of
men killed will never be known. Up to
darkness tonight twenty-five bodlea had
been brought to th surface In an Iron
bucket. Arms, legs or heads were missing
from some of the trunks, and others were
burned, bruised and cut.
Two of the men had been suffocated
and their bodies were not even scratched.
One of these was John lvlll, a cousin of
John II. Jones, president of the Pittsburg-
Buffalo Coal company, one of th owners
of the mine, who was employed as head
timekeeper. Ivlll'a body was found beneath
a coal digging machine, and It was appar
ent that the young man had crawled there
In a vain effort to escape the deadly fumes.
The body of the other man was found
near lvlll. The unfortunate had placed his
face In a pool of water, whlclT all mlnera
are advised to do when an explosion occurs,
In a desperate attempt to fight off suffoca
tion until rescued.
t'oroaer Secures Jary.
This afternoon tha coroner of Washington
county held a meeting to organise a jury,
snd then adjourned, until all of th bodies
hav been taken from the mine.
Kariy today a email fir broke out In the
mine. The bias was extinguished befora
serious damage was done, .. .
Reports hav .beenf hi. 'Circulation all day
that a second and more terrlflo exploaton
Is likely to occur at any moment. Th
company officials assert this Is not true.
There Is considerable fas In th mine, how
ever. It 1 estimated that one-fourth of
the victims are Americans. The work off
rescue is being hurried on ss rapidly a
possible. At short Intervals new men are
sent into the mine to relieve others. Ow-'
ing to the dangerous gases snd mass of
wreckage, the work Is slow and I being
carried on with great precaution. Kxperts
from Pennsylvania and West Virginia are
In charge and are bring materially as
sisted by J. W, Paul and Clarence Hall of
the United State experimental and testing
station located In Pittsburg. Notwithstand
ing the Isolation of Martanna, thousands
of persons found their way there today.
Tonight the undertakers are arranging for
many funerals tomorrow.
GERMANY LIKES NEW TREATY
American-Japanese Aacreemeut Alonir
Line of Their Una
BERLIN. Nov. 29.-The State department
at Washington sounded the German
Foreign offlc In advance concerning the
Japanese-Amerionn agreement for tho
maintenance of the Integrity of China and
of the status quo In the Pacific and was
Informed that It would be received hra
with the fullest approval, being In the In
terest of Germany as well as the power
participating In It.'
Germany's policy In th far east Is Identi
cal with that of the United States, and It
Js one Dart of the world where the two
government have pronounced mutual con
The Foreign office considers th agree
ment a high achievement in tha statesman
ship of both th United States and Japop
and that it was ooncelved and executed on
a large scale of liberality and good will.
HAYWARD GOES TO SEE TAFT
tart West Tuesday, hot Will
Visit Kansas oa I. ratal
(From a Staff Correspondent )
WASHINGTON. Nov. i9.-(Doclal Tele
gram.) William Hayward, secretary of th
national republican committee, left to-
I night for Hot Springs, Va., for a confer-
enc with President-elect Taft. Tuesday
he will leave Ifot Springe for Kansas,
wher he has a lawsuit to try, 'and from
there will return to hi horn in Nebraska.
NEW RECORD FOR GOLD OUTPUT
Sooth Dakota Produces Almost Seva
and Half Million Dollars
PIERRE. 8. D., Nov. 29.-(Ppetlal Tele
gram.) Th report of Stat Mine Inspector
Treweek, which has been filed with Gov
ernor Craword, shows th gold production
ot Sourn Dakota last year to hav led ail
state records, with S7.4GA.0O0. Of this the
Homeatak outout was 16.000,010. The mica
output for the year was (Si.COO.
WOODRUFF OUT OF RUNNING
w York Chairman Clearing tho
Houd fcr Root for
HOT SPRINGS. Vs.. Nov. 29.-After a
protracted conference tuday between President-Elect
Tatt and Timothy I. Woodtuff.
New York state chulrman, th announce
ment was made that Mr. ' Woodruff had
Urnlnat'il 'himself from fh New Tork
senatorial rac tn favor, of ftcrttary Root.'
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