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Set Eleven O'clock Monday Morninj
for Conference on the Daylight
Saloon Bill.
Omaha Will Send Biff Delegation to
Urge His Veto.
Special Train Expected to Carry
Thousand Persons.
They Arc Jebllaat at Passage at
Measure and Will Plead with
nallenoerarer la Make It
Protests Against
Big Fine Levied
by Texas Court
Waters-Pierce Oil Company Asserts
Million and Half Penalty Amounts
to Confiscation of Property.
Governor Shallenberger has taken no
action and will take none on the dsyllght
saloon bill until he haa conferred -with
peraona for and against the measure who
may care to Join him In a discussion of
the merlta of the proposition which the
legislature. In Ita dying; hour, put up to
The governor telephoned Mayor Dahlman
yesterday afternoon that he would receive
und hear all cltlwms Interested In the bill
at hl office Monday at U a. m. After he
haa heard them he will decide upon hla ac
tion. Mayor Dahlman announced after this
conversation with fthsllenberger that he
and a large delegation of Interested per
aona would go down from Omaha to pro
test against the emasure and try to con
vince the governor he should veto It.
A special train probably will leave the
Burlington depot at o'clock Monday
morning on which It is expected 1.000 men
representative of alt ltnea and trades will
go to urge the governor's veto.
"I will see that a large delegation of y
own friends accompanies me and shall be
glad to have all others join us who will."
aid tha mayor, "I have hopes of the gov
ernor vetoing this bill, but we must not
expect him to do so unless we make a
showing as to Injury the bill will do."
Harry A. Btone, secretary of the Antl
Baloon league, paid a visit to the governor
yesterday In the interest of the bill and It
Is likely he or others of his organisation
will be present Monday to urge approval
of the bill.
Tom tern lire Faction Happy.
W hirl ili- business Interests as a rule are
deploring tlii passage of the neaaure and
hoping that the governor will not fall ta
ere jubilant over Its pu
WASHINGTON, April 3.-On behalf of
tha Waters-Pierce Oil company, former
United States 8cnator John C. Spooner has
filed in the supreme court of the I'nlted
Rtates a petition for a rehearing of the
various cases brought by the state of
Texas against that company which re
rentty were decided against It. These In
clude the cases Involving the appointment
of a receiver for the company and the one
ousting the company from the state and
Imposing a fine of $l,M9.min for violation of
the Texas anti-trust lawa. The principal
reason for the petition Is that the fine was
so excessive as to deprive the oil com
pany of Its property without due process
of law.
In support of this contention, attention
Is called lo the fart that In the record of
the case It was claimed the oil company
was making as high as 700 per cent on Its
capital, but It is aet forth that while this
might be true, with, reference to the $410.
000 capital stuck. It was not true with refer
ence to the IW.OO0.O00 of the assets of the
company. Much stress Is laid upon the
fact that a large portion of the fine was
based upon the Texas anti-trust law of
Imposing a penalty of ll.KOO a day
after that law had been repealed.
"We therefore submit," says the petition,
"that It Is little short of confiscation for
the state to have neglected to enforce the
act of 1R9S for seven years and after tha
act had been repealed and the amount of
the pealty r Mil red to SfiO per day to Insls
upon a verdict for fl.600 per day for 1,033
Both Houses at Lincoln -
Just Before the Dinner
Bell Kings.
Principal Interest Centers Around
the Work of Yesterday.
Action on Wolf Bounty Claim the
Only Legislative Act.
Father of Victim
Attempts to Kill
Murderer Taylor
Douglas Taylor Tries to Avenge the
Death of His Daughter, but is
Overpowered by Crowd.
MINDEN, Neb., April 3 (Special Tele
gram.)Bnrt Taylor, alleged murderer of
Pearl Taylor, his alster-ln-law, narrowly
escaped death at the hands of the father
of the girl thla morning at 11 o'clock as he
waa about to board a train for Lincoln,
where he is being held for safe keeping.
Douglas Taylor, father of the murdered
It. the temperance and reform factions ;"' r",ver ana mmeo i
lubllant over Its passage and praying ! Bert T'10'- b"t overpowered before
SIM H'Ul 1 MUdl.
for Us approval by ih povernnr. The
efflnlalure did tiottihig that arouaod pub-
1 tlx I, i t, tllfA tlifal itirtUMiiraa Vina t
done. It was .he onr topic of discussion , ". excitement. T.yl.r had been brought
" , , ..- here for arraignment and waa. In tfSi cua-
I II.' .,-.'. I ..... . i ... J ' - - -
The Incident took place In the presence
! of a large crowd and haa created consld-
mallon relating to It was sought with
eagernca and axxlety. The Bee's tele
phones rang ail day with Inquiries as to
tha governor's action. It wsa not a case
In which simply saloon and anti-saloon
Interests were concerned, but one tlutt ap
pealed to people generally. On the streets,
in hotels, business houses and. of course,
saloons, men discussed it and sometimes
with a little more vigor than decorum.
Douglas county's three senators, Ran
Dtti, Howell and Tai.ner, came In for
severe denunciation In many quarters,
some whrre thy had friends before. The
general view Is that these three men did
much to bring about the passage of the
bill with the amendment applying to
Omaha. It waa frequently urged that the
original bill waa contrived by some of the
country members over whom this trinity
had ridden rough-shod throughout the
session as a get-even proposition and that
when the trio fought It so bitterly In Its
original form the Omaha amendment waa
tacked on to rub It In. Fluslness men In
sist that had it not been for the stupid
arrogance of these senators the bill prob
ably would never have been made to apply
to this city.
Cosaaterelal Clea Active.
For more than two hours the executive
committee of the Commercial club dis
cussed the daylight . saloon bill and then
gave notice that whatever the club did
would be strictly "under cover."
The meeting waa well attended. Some
warm discussion waa Indulged In as In
bated by loud voices now and then
which crept over the doors, under the cur
tains and out through the windows.
The members were considerably agitated.
It waa common talk about the club rooms
that dreams of making Omaha tha "con
vention city" went glimmering" and that
already onn of the big conventions would
b lotst to Omaha If the Nebraskans
thought a metropolitan city should be run
on such radical laws. It wss said the
secretsry of the order having the sr
rangements In charge, had wired early and
expreuaed tha belief that the convention
would not want to meet In Omaha or any
ether city which waa governed by auch
The Commercial club will do whatever
the executive committee decided to do
without public announcement and It may
not be known for some time which side the
club Is on.
Hotel U Meet.
Owners or managers of twelve of the
leading hotels of Omaha met at the Rome
Saturday afternoon and discussed the hill
and tha best method of combating what
they characterised as an evil and of In
ducing tha governor to veto It. Kach nun
present haul an Idea, but no resolutions
were adapted and all finally decided that
the best plan would be to swoop down on
tbe governor at Lincoln In force and take
the capltol by storm. ,
A special train has been engaged to leave
the Burlington station at t a'clork Monday
morning with enough coaches to accom
modate 1,000 men or more and the hotel
men urge upon every man who lias the
Interests of Omaha at heart to take a day
aff and go to IJncoln and "help save the
day." Those at the hotel men's meeting
declined to say who Is responsible for the
sdocuU train, giving out the Information
that several clvlo bodies have combined to
aecur It However, the epeeisj Is an as
sured fact and that It will pull out of tbe
station with, at leaat 1.000 business, pro.
feastonal and working men Monday morn-
Ing Is the hope of those back of the enter
Rome Miller presided at the meeting of
tha Omaha Kraal Mini association. Others
present were: Ralph Kitchen of the Pax
tody of Slierlif Rsntom and a deputy. He
waa about to board the car when Douglas
Tsylor drew the revolver and leveled It at
the prisoner. Johnson Stack, who stood
near him, grabbed the gun and forced his
hand down toward the ground. After a
struggle Taylor waa overpowered and the
gun taken from him without being fired.
During the atruggle the old man shouted.
"It me get at him. Don't keep me away."
Afler the train had gone Douglas Taylor
and the father of Sheriff Ransom had a
scene, but no trouble resulted. Douglas
Taylor Is the father-in-law of Bert Taylor.
Taylor a ill be held at the penitentiary
In Lincoln until the May term of court A
motion for a change of venue probably
will be filed by hia lawyers, who have in
dicated they will plead Insanity.
While feeling is high tha danger of mob
violence Is ccnsldered remote.
Enlisted Ctrensria of State Mllltla
Will Give the Depart
ment 98,648.
CHICAGO. April i-(Speclal.)-The divi
sion of military affairs of the War depart
ment haa announced the allowance of am
munition for the present fiscal year made
to the National Guard under the act of
May 27. 1908, being M per cent of the allow
ance to the regular army. The total set
aside for this purpftse Is $643,134. divided
among the states according to the enlisted
strength of the National Guard.
Nebraska with 1,190 enlisted men is en
titled to an allowance of Ss.648.
Maa Foaad Dead Near Berlin Waa
Evidently steaJlasr Ride la
Box Car.
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb.. Aprtl . (Spe
cial Telegram.) The body of a man was
found near Berlin this morning and Identi
fied aa that of Bailey of Des Molneo. Ia.
He was evidently riding In a box car on
the Missouri Pacific railway and fell out
under the car on the fast freight train.
The coroner held an Inquest this afternoon.
Former Speaker Nettleton, the Vet
eran Repabllean Member, Makes
the Mellon Which Finally
Ends the Session.
Aa epitome of the bills passsd by tha
late legislature will be found on pages
8 and of the Second Section of this
number of Tbe Bee.
(Prom a Staff Correspondent.)
i.irvt,n, April 3. (fpoclal.) After a
final legislative day of sixty hours, the
thirty-first legislature of Nebraska ad
journed a half hour boeforc noon today and
the members started home to face their
constituents, but wherever possible they
did not go via Omaha.
The work of enrolling bills occupied the
clerks until a short time before the con
clusion of business and for the twenty
four hours preceding the fall of the gavel
there was practically no business to trans
act. Members of the senate Introduced con
gratulatory resolutions of thanks, and ex
tended to their colleagues tokens of friend
ship in the way of photographs and mem
bers of the house. In more violent mood
occupied themselves tearing up tholr bill
files and scattering the result of the state's
printing bill on the floor of the assembly
The pussing of the 8 o'clock closing act
was the principal toplo of discussion on
the floors of the two houses and In the
lobbies, while telegrams and letters of pro
test poured In upon the governor. The
Douglas county senators and members were
In a cheerless mood and the levity of the
final hours did not arouse them even to
passing Interest in the procedure. A dele
gatlon of thirty business men from Fre
mont arrived at noon to see Oovernor
Bhallenberger In protest against the bill
to buy the Wayne Normal and were given
an extended hearing aa soon as the execu
tlve attached his name to forty measures
that had been dumped upon him from the
halls above.
Large Crowd at Obseqnlee.
An unusually large number of members
witnessed the end of the session, due to
the care of the sponsors of the saloon clos
ing bill that their entire forces should 'be
available to meet any move to alter the
record on the bill and leave a loophole for
legal attack. Ordinarily not half a doten
members are In at the death, but in each
house It would have been possible to s
cure a quorum almost any time until final
adjournment. Efforts to reconsider the
sction In the senate were duly considered
laat night aa soon as the vote was taken
but with only thirteen senators In oppo
sltlon to the bill there was no chance to
succeed and none was made.
Number of Bills Passed.
The legislature passed a total of 2M bills
and In addition the governor haa vetoed
one "the measure repealing the law per
mining saloons within two and a half
miles of the limits of military posts. Two
years ago the legislature passed and the
governor signed 306 bills and fourteen bills
In addition were passed and vetoed after
the session adjourned, with one veto sub'
mltted during the session. Far the greater
majority of bills went through at the lust
moment without consideration In commit
tee of the whole save in a perfunctory
A spirit of good feeling prevailed as be
tween parties to the laat, and In the house
this was manifested by a motion to thank
Represent alve Klllen of Gage for his cour
tesy aa floor leader of the minority party
during the session. The final motion fpr
adjournment waa made In the house by ex
Speaker Nettleton of Clay, and in the sen
ate by President pro tern Tibbuts, senator
from Adams. A more substantial evidence
of this waa manifested In the presentation
of a gold watch and chain to Speaker Pool
the senate yesterday having made a prea
ent of a cut glass punch bowl and set to
Lieutenant Governor Hopewell.
Representative Shoemaker tried to shy
one at Chief Clerk Cone by reducing th
amount cf allowance for preparing th
house Journal from P. 300, in accordance
with action of Mr. Cone when representa
tive In the laat session, who then attacked
the allowance of S1.200 to Chief Clerk Bar
nard on the ground that It waa excessive.
The resolution was hold up under the rule
that It must go over a day under the rules.
The senate, at the request of Auditor
KXsWMmw. 'mi tin. i
(Continued on Second Pago.)
(CoalUiued en Becjnd F4-
Wisconsin Game Warden
Admits Committing Perjury
MADISON, Wis., April S. -Chief State
Game Warden James W. atone, testifying
before the senatorial primary Investigation
commit teo today, confessed to perjury in
tl t his testimony when he appeared before
the committee three weeks ago in hia ex
amination as to the distribution of 2.5'0
of the Stephenson campaign fund ws
false. In addition to this Mr. Hlone in
formed the committee that the game
wardens raised a sum of which was
given to Oovernor James O. Davidson for
his campaign fund.
The witness presented a list showing how
he diMpoaed of simethli.g ovet 2.nrt) which
waa materially different from the list which
he offered when he first appeared before
the committee.
The S1.3KI campaign fund presented to
Oovernor Davidson, Mr. Stone declared,
was delivered In three Installments. Stone
testified that when he delivered the first
font) in an envelope tin' governor asked him
what It was and witness remarked: "Ak
me no tjuealions and I'll tell you no lies."
The governor, according to III itnes,
"obeyed orders.'
As far as Mr. Ctnne knew. Governor
Davidson never solicited a contribution.
Area Ten Blocks Long and Serea
Blocks Wide is Burned
Damage to Property is Estimated at
Six Millions.
Devastated District Contained Finest
Residences in City.
Prom the Minneapolis Journal.
Insurgents Hardly Hope to Defeat
Rule to Vote on Tariff.
Attorney for Heirs of "ally, the
Noted Rosebad Ootlavr, Seek, to
' Seeara Allottnsenta at Land -for
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, April . 8pecial Tele
gram.) Conferences among the leaders on
both sides of the house were the order of
today. It being generally conceded that
general debate on the tariff bill would
terminate at noon on Monday, when the
house committee will throw their Own
"little Joker" Into the ring by fixing an
hour upon which the vote shall be taken
for the passage of the Payne tariff bill
and providing for record votea on frcu
lumber and free hides.
While the majority and minority 'whipa'1
have been busily engaged In rounding up
their sides for a battle royal on Monday
the so-called republican Insurgents and the
Fitzgerald mugwumps have been holding
secret caucuses with a view of ascertain
ing their strength when the previous ques
tion is ordered upon the adoption of tha
In the last twenty-four hours there have
been more changes among house members
than you "could shake a stick at." One
faction of the republican party would have
a man for a little while because he was
disgruntled over some particular schedule
and then the other side would have him
because the leaders refuse to make good
their oromlses. So numerous were the
changea. according to hearsay, that it re
quired the party whips to keep a card
Index of members of the Vouse in order
to approximately gauge the temper of the
house membership.
The whip of the majority, Dwight of
New York, stated tonight that there were
enough votes assured to adopt the rule
when brought in on Monday. The house
will meet at 10 o'clock on that day In
order that general debate on the bill may
be closed when provision will be made to
begin consideration of the bill under the
flve-mlnute rule.
Borne Opponents Placated.
The eighty-odd amendments which the
ways and means committee reported to
the Payne bill late this afternoon, tt is
thought, will clarify the situation so far as
sectional opposition goes to certain features
Of the measure, but it will not satisfy those
who are against the countervailing duty on
oil and who believe there should be an
additional tax on beer. The opponents of
Kinkaid Roasts
Proposed Tax on
Tea and Coffee
Nebraska Member Says, However,
He Will Vote for Payne
Tariff Bill.
WASHINGTON, April 3. Eleven members
were In their seats today when the house
of representatives met to further consider
the Payne tariff bill. It wss the smallest
attendance of the special session and
demonstrated the fact that interest in the
debate had practically disappeared. Mr.
Sparkman, democrat, Florida, opened the
discussion with an earnest plea for a re
storation of the Dlngley rate on lumber
and the Imposition of a duty of 8 cents a
pound on all cotton imported in the United
Engineer Sees
Home in Flames
Runs Overland Limited to Station
and Rashes Back, but Too
Late to Save House.
(Continued on Second Page.)
P. J. Koehler, organiser for 8. A. Cook
republican candidate, told of disbursing be
tween ts.noo and SA.ono In Milwaukee and
other counties and testified that two of
Cook's men were bought away with H50
of tephens'n money. Koehler also told
of one Benjamin Btelnel of Milwaukee, a
democratic candidate for the assembly, of
fering his services and proposing a meeting
to arrange for the support of a democratic
club In Milwaukee for 3nn, but that tha
r'toposltlnn waa "turned down."
SOLDIERS GROVE. Wis., April 1 Gov
ernor J. O. Davidson tonight explained the
11, 3rt Incident testified to by Game Warden
J. W. Stone, saying that he had never been
able to get an explanation from Mr. Stone
and that tiie money Is still In tha bank at
Mr. Stone's orders. He said Mr. Stone laid
the moey In an envelope on Ms desk,
saying: "Ask me no questions and I'll toll
you To lies."
The envelope was put sway and all efforts
to get an explanation failed. The money
as later deposited in a bank and still
remains there, waiting for Mr. Stone to
claim It. Governor Davidson said he asked
for no contribution to his campaign ex
penses from the game ardeua
The little fellow
in business has to
sell on a close mar
gin of profit He has
notthecapital to in
vest in big ads so
he uses The Bee
want ads.
They are cheap every body
read them line for line and word
for word. The small merchant who
carries hU want ad 1 the enter
prising fellow who ha umethlnt
to sell aad can aell at a small profit.
Watch the want ad If you want
your dollar to buy the most.
I Lav yon read the want ads
yet, today t
BOONB. Ia., April 1 (Special Telegram.)
While pulling No. 2. Overland Limited,
into Boone on the Northwestern this morn
ing at S o'clock Engineer W. A. Reed, one
of the best men In the Northwestern em
ploy, saw his beautiful country home (The
Maples) burning about 100 yards from the
track. He threw the throttle wide open,
pulled the train into Boone at a breakneck
speed and then hurried home, but too late.
The house, barns and all the out buildings
were ruined and some stock was burned.
His wife waa alone at the time, and waa
awakened by the crackling of the flames
She had a hard time getting from the
house. The f're Is thought to have started
from the furnace.
Insurgent Democrat Replies to Crit
icism in the Commoner.
Mays Cnarare that He Is Not Democrat
hoald Hare Been Made When His
frneerbes Were Selected fop
tmroisr tvoewVnrata,
WASHINGTON. April S.-Representstlve
John J. Fitzgerald of New, York, who
gained prominence by having adopted hla
amendments to the house rules, and who at
the same time brought down upon himself
and twenty-one followers the wrath of the
so-called regular democrats, issued today
the following reply to William J. Bryan's
criticism of his action, which recently, ap
peared In the Commoner:
'With his usual rashness Mr. Bryan
rushes in where angels might well fear
to tread. Ills statement that I am not a
representative of my party would have
come with better grace if madn when my
speeches were being selected as demo
cratic campaign documents in the last two
national campaigns. It would have been
more convincing if he had marshaled In
cldents In my trn years service In the
house of representatives to justify his
assertion. If Mr. Bryan means that I am
not a representative of the democratic
party as democracy has been understood
and professed by himself, I shall not chal
lenge his statement. My political convlc
tlons and beliefs are more In accord with
the democracy of those men who twice
made possible Mr. Cleveland's election aa
president, than with the latter-day rad
icalism of the west.
"As to the personal references In Mr.
Bryan's statement to my sense of pro
priety and respect for my party. I have
only to say that If the democratic party
hd given me three opportunities to become
president and I had failed as dismally as
Mr. Bryan, even If 1 did not have the sens"
to do so the obligation of gratitude to ny
party would compel me to remain silent
about matters of which I was grossly
Poor Chorrhra, Tro caool Hal!dlns
and ftanttarlom Are) Destroyed ,
Dallas and Weatherford
Send AM.
FORT WORTH. Tex.. April S -Fsnned by
stiff wind a fire which originated In a
barn at Jennings avenue and Betersmlth
street. In the southern portion of the city,
this afternoon swept over an area ten
blocks In length and seven wide, and de
stroyed property roughly estimated In value
to be in excess of S5.0OO.OOO and caused the
dath of six persona
The fire, which originated In a fashion
able rosldence district, waa beyond all con
trol within fifteen minutes after Its out
break and was not checked until dynamite
was resorted to four hours later.
The local fire department belna; unable to
cope with the situation, assistance waa
rushed from Dallas and Weatherford on
special trains, but the spread of the flames
was not checked until they had eaten their
way to the Texas & Pacific railroad reser
vation on the east. On the south the fire
was checked at the Tcxss A Pacific pas
senger depot, this steel and stone structure
forming a bulwark that saved the whole
sale district, which at one time waa In
Imminent danger.
The Texas & Pacific roundhouse and
twenty engines, the repair shops, four
churches, two publlo school bulldltura and
Walker's sanitarium were destroyed. The
other buildings destroyed were residences,
most of them new, In the most exclusive
residence section. People living within a
radius of three blocks of the place where
the fire started had no time to save any- "
thing. A patient, whose Identity has not
been learned, perished in Walker's sani
tarium, and three men were electrocuted
end their bodies burned to cinders In the
Sawyer electrical plant. Herbert Btacey
was fatally burned In an endeavor to save
his dwelling and a fireman fell from a
housetop and was killed. - - - -
-Rev. H, O. Cowan, nxrtstsnt pastor of tr.e
Broadway Presbyterian church, Is missing.
The burned district tonight is being pa
trolled by troops to prevent looting, and it
Is estimated that BOO families are homeless.
Many of these have gtme to Dallas, where
shelter haa been offered.
Jim Hill Joins
Optimist Ranks
Good Crops and Tariff Legislation
Should Brinp; Back Prosperity,
Says Magnate.
WASHINGTON, April 3. "if the tariff
Is given prompt attention and this year's
crops sr.s good, there should be a return
of the wholesome conditions of 1905 snd
1908," said James J. Hill, head of the
Great Northern railroad, here laat night.
"It is best that normal conditions should
be restored surely rather than swiftly."
Mr. Hill stated that there were 70,000
Idle freight cars In the country which, If
coupled together, would make a train
exienoing rrom New York to St. Louis
and then back to B Baltimore, "yet there
"r" V ",K wnr car "hop ere not
running full force and when .h-
roads are going to order
stock." he contln,, """0l
n-ded. The e , ? n' . M-
Supposed Kidnaping Case
Cleared by Finding of Body
FLINT, Mich., April I. Instead of hav
ing been kidnaped when he disappeared
from home here on February 27, 10-year-old
Harold Moon fell through the Ice of
Thread pond and waa drowned. V
The long search for the boy which has
been prosecuted in all parts of the country
ended today when his body was found
floating on the surface of the pond by
Burt Robson, who had been searching for
It there for days. A pair of skates fastened
to the little feet bore mute testimony to
the manner of the lad's death. The small
hands were still covered wHh the mittens
which the boy wore when he went through
tbe Ice.
Suspicion developed soon after the little
boy's disappearance that he had been kid
naped. Am the search about the pond whers he
had gone to skate failed to reveal any
traces of him, the suspicion grew. Reports
came from several different directions that
a lad answering his description had been
seen In company with a man. From I'on-
tlac, Mich., came a report that a boy of
his appearance had been seen in a freight
csr wtih a rough looking man of whom
he seemed to be In fear. Rewards aggre
gating tl.SuO were offered for the boy's re
turn. Circulars were sent broadcast all
over ths United States.
Tumen N. Moon, the boy's father, has
prosecuted the search for his son far and
wide. He was supposed to be In Chicago
today Investigating. It was Harold's 17-year-old
sister Msrlna who first learned
today that the missing buy had not hen
stolen, but was dead. She had gone to the
neighborhood store and beard the first re
port there of the finding of his body. The
girl ran to her home and broke the news
to her mother, who for five weeks has
been enduring the strain of not knowing
whether her son waa dead or alive.
Heart-breaking as the news was. the
mother expressed a feeling of relief to
have the strain of weeks removed. A tele
gram was sent Immediately to Mr. Moon,
notifying him of the finding of the body.
CHICAGO, April l.-Truman N. Moon,
father of tha Flint boy, la In Delavan,
Wis., In company with a detective, to which
place he was lured by a letter demanding
SMI ransom for his lost son.
Moon received a letter at his home In
Flint a few days ago from lJelavan, In
which the wrtter stated that he had the
lost boy In his possession, snd thst the
father could recover him by going to
Delavan and depositing SoOO In the mouth
of a cannon In the city park. Subsequent
developments show that the scheme wss
arranged by a person who had read the
details of the kidnaping of Willie Whllla
of Sharon, Pa., that he sought merely to
extort "easy money" from a frantic
The father Immediately went to Chicago
and put the cess In the hands of a detec
tive agency. A plan was devised to
rspture the alleged plotter. Accordingly a
detective was sent to Delavan yesterday
afternoon to arrive in aroordance with the
directions of the letter. Today the news
of the finding of Hsrold Moon's body was
nSelved by ths dstectlve agency and It
has since been trying to get into communi
cation with the detective and Mr. Moon
at D
the tariff legislation wiTi . ""ment vt
but It will nnr k! i -. WI". ""D "i-lne.s.
He explained ,1 ' r"''- '
the crops. mucn del-endd upon
ai sraiS-inDil FORCE
'wn.".'"'": "" "
" an Agree.
WINNIPEG. Man.. Anrll J-r,..- ...
today from the coal region, of Alberta and
British Columbia state ,.. ' i.k .1 "
ceptlon of the mine. nn... J'"'
Crow's Nest Pas. Coal company, ail the
miners employed In .h.
Bankhead. Maple Leaf. P 'b
more. HlUcrest and Coleman mine, .re on
strike. The miner, .re but the strike
I. In full force. The striker, are of he
opinion that the supply of coal I. .h(,r?
and that the operator. n, " "
agreement. The operator, argue that ..
the summer season I. ,t ,nd tne dem,n(,
" win not D an err-.. ,
The men at Fernie cantos ..v it,..,
take no notice of the I,emlu i
act of Parliament can compel them to work
e ii tief rprmnr
Governor General Flooded with Dl
patches OHIclslngt Po.ltlaa
of Assembly,
WASHINGTON, April 5. The bureau
of insular affairs today received a cable
gram ststing thst the governor general
of the Philippines was being flooded
with telegrams from various point, la
the island urging thst the Assembly re-
U'" " PK,"1("' to the Phlllu-e-fdul.e
of the Payn. trff
All Hope for Her Hero very Has
Heen Abandoned by Her
IXIS ANQKl.KS. Cel.. April J. -Madame
Modjneka is sinking rspldly. All hops for
her recovery has hoen abandoned. It Is
not believed that she can survive more
than two or three davs. T. J. J. Boyd
Is In constant attendance at her bedside.