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VOL. XXXIX NO. 14G.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MOK-NINO, DECEMBER 24, 1909-TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
SENT TO MADMZ
Dawson to Take
NINE MEN KILLED
IN COAL MINE
Explosion of Gas Wrecks One Entry
. of Colliery Near Herrin, William
son County, Illinois.
TWENTY PROBABLY ENTOMBED
Four Bodies, Including that of Sur
veyor Pierce, Are Recovered.
FEAR THAT OTHERS ARE DEAD
Secretary Knox Will Hold Zelaya'a
Successor Responsible for Safety
CONSUL ASKED TO REPORT
Council Bluffs Man, Specialist in Cen
tral American Affairs, Arrives
at the Capital.
State Department Asks for Basis of
Apprehension of Danger.
1IARCH ON MANAGUA NEXT
Believed Estrada Will Begin Move
ment to Take Capital.
S0R20W TEMPERS THE ELATION
niueflelds Hospital- Filled with
Wounded and Nary lirironi
Art Kept Hoar War on
WASHINGTON, Dee. 23 Secretary Knox
has given formal notice to President Mad
rli of Nicaragua that the United State
government will hold him strictly account
able for the safety of American citizens
In the western aectlon of that country.
Instructions to this effect were sent to
the United States consul at Managua, with
directions to Immediately Inform the Mana
guan authorities of the attitude of this
government,' and the consul was also di
rected to report what basis there was for
apprehension of trouble on ,the part of the
American residents in that part of the
country, and especially at Granada.
A telegram was received at the State
Department today from Admiral Kimball,
In command of the United States war ves
sels now In Corlnto harbor, stating that
the commandant of the port of Corlnto had
mad a call on board his flagship, but that
the commandant was not saluted. Admiral
Kimball also noted the arrival in that
harbor of the Mexican gunboat General
The State Department Is In something r.f
a quandary as to what has become of the
mall army, approximating 1.000 men, be
longing to the government forces, which
at last accounts held possession of Orey
town. This section of the army -as .i til
recently commanded by General Toledo,
who lately was reported as having arrived
at Managua. The report received yester
day from Captain Shipley of the Des
Koines at Bluefields stated that the de
feat and surrender of the Zelayan forces
at Rama disposes of practically all armed
resistance to Estrada on the east coast.
Whether the Greytown contingent had pre
viously Joined the Zelayan forces at Rama
Is In doubt. If not, It la assumed that an
other engagement at or hear ' Greytown
inay be expected before Estrada's army
takes up its march for Managua.
' See Victory for Estrada.
Messages received at the State depart
ment .today Indicate, a condition of excite
ment throughout the' western portion of
-Nicaragua... Zeloya seomn to have assumed
direction of the military operations in that
part of the state. . and In consequence a
stubborn resistance to the expected xd
vance of the revolutionary army Is looked
Riots are reported at Masaya and Gran
ada, whore the people have come in col
lision with the military forces. American
cltixuns at Granada are again calling for
protection, but so far as can be learned
the only provision so far made for them
in the announcement that refugees con
sidering themselves In danger will be re
ceived on board the American warships In
The marines recently landed from the
troopship Prairie have been sent from
Colon to Base Obispo, a station on the
Isthmian railroad about halt way to Tan
am. This action lias been taken with a
view to the marines being within easy
call In case it is found necessary to send
them to Corlnto.
Officials here regard the recant over
whelming victory of', tho revolutionary
army at Kama as the beginning of the end
of Zelaya, Madrlz and their faction as po
tential forces In Nicaragua. The feeling
here is general that the conquest of the
western half of the country will be far
more easily accomplished than was tha
eastern and that within a month at the
farthest It Is believed General Estrada will
be president of Nicaragua-
Will March on Managua.
BLUEFIELDS, Nicaragua, Dee. 23.
General Estrada, It is said today, will Im
mediately assume the offensive against the
government of President Madrls. The In
surgent leader holds tnat the Zelaya ele
ment was removed from consideration by
the sweeping battle of Kama. The march
on Managua is believed to be Imminent.
The prisoners captured at Rama have
been well fed and all who now espouse
the cause of Estrada will be armed and
enrolled In the ranks of the Insurgents.
The details ot Estrada's further cam
paign are not made known, but it Is
understood his movement on Managua will
be by way of Greytown, which he expects
to fall with little show ot reslstence. The
various groups of 'he enemy In the vicin
ity of San Juan river, will be wiped out
and the path to the Nicaraguan capital
made along Lake Nicaragua.
The exact number of dead. Injured and
captured In the two days" fighting near
Rama either la not determined or the
facts are withheld.
Today Bluefields realties what reek war
means. The wounded fill the hospitals and
dead llo In many homes. Funerals are
being held In great numbers. Insurgent ela
tion over the triumph that has placed
Estrada In unquestioned possession of
Ituma, Recreo and the strategic point of
Tatumbla Hill.' aa well as the adjacent
territory heretofore disputed, la tempered
by the Borrow oi grlef-atrlcken homes.
There Is less ot noisy rejoicing at the
capital of tha provisional government, but
tlie grim determination to overthrow the
government of Managua has been strength
ened by the sacrifices of the last two
Generals Chamorro, Dlas and Matuty are
popular heroes today.
The American surgeons front the cruiser
DeS Moines are giving splendid service lit
th oar of tue woundtd.
Marines Stilt on Prairie.
COLON, Deo. XL The marines are still
on board His Untied States auxiliary
uu.wr Prairie, availing further orders.
Fourteen Men allMlasc.
SEATTLE. Deo. 23. Mystery veils the
fi.to ot the faurten men composing the
irew of the four-ntested schooner cSuoie M
pjummer which Is drifting, abandoned, in
tho ocean south of Cat Flattery, a
uionac to navigation. It la aurpoed the
crew was taken off by a passing vesatd.
The I'lutimwr was carrying lumber from
fcvrtl to CallfuruU.
(From a '
WASHING1 ? 3.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) Thorn, c c son of Council
Bluffs, retlrlnt . " Chile, who has
been designate 3- '.heu division of
Latin-American . the State de
partment, arrlv family today
from South Am 7
There Is strong 'i. In diplomatic
circles that Mr. . ir -rival will be
followed by an e V-'i- Jixatlon of a
more definite pot. t government
toward the sltuati, .. al America.
The Central Ameil n situation Just now
is in need of expert attention and Mr.
Dawson Is expected very soon to appear
as a leading figure In handling It.
Pursuant to the general policy of re
trenchment on the part of the Fpatofflce
department, a number of rtar routes In the
Sixth Nebraska district have had their
schedules reduced. Congressman Kinkald
Jiaa earnestly remonstrated against this
policy and hos pointed out that the Sixth
district Instead of being at a standstill in
population Is Increasing at a rapid rate,
and these reductions will work a hardship,
and Instead the facilities should be In
creased. In several Instances he has had
the old schedules restored, the last one
being from Chadron to Antelope, changed
to three times a week.
Victor Rosewater and daughter were In
Washington today for a few hours, re
turning to Baltimore this evening. Mr.
Rosewater said his brother-in-law. though
still very 111 In a Bnltlmore hospital, Is
holding his own, and, If anything, shows
George Krug of Omaha, in charge of the
western division of the Anheuser-Busch
Brewing association. Is In Washington to
spend the holidays with his daughter, Mrs.
H. J. Bailey of Brookings. S. D., has
been appointed assistant In the bureau of
grain standardization In connection with
the Agricultural department.
C. E. Phelps has been appointed rural
carrier, Eliza J. Phelps substitute, for
route 1, at Indianola, la.
Roy C. Spangler has been appointed
postmaster at McLaughlin, Carson county.
w. D., vice R. S. McLaughlin, resigned.
Induce Mrs. Sncad
to Kill Herself
Evidence Indicates Sisters Inter
cepted Letters and Told Her
Husband Was Dead.
. NEW YORK. De. . Although Mr.
Caroline B. Martin.. mother of Ocey Snead,
has been indicted with her tWo sisters for
the murder of the East Orange' bath tub
victim, the New Jersey authorities have
not yet obtained possession of Mrs. Mar
tin and she ts determined not to be. taken
from New. York state without a fight.
Tt-day her attorney. Colonel Robert J.
Halre, announced that he would at onoi
take steps fofr bringing habeas corpus pro
ceedings to test the strength of the case
against his client.
Some of the evidence which was pre
sented to the grand Jury in support of the
charge that a plot existed against Mis.
Snead became known today. An Important
point was made In the presentation of
documentary and other evidence to show
that letters written by Mrs. Snead to her
absent husband, Fletcher -Snead, were un
mailcd, and that his letters to her were
Meanwhile, It was alleged, the sick
woman was told that her husband was
dead and that she had nothing to live for.
Big Fight for
Half a Dozen Aspirants Appear for
Mississippi Senatorship No
JACKSON, Miss., Dec. 23.-The death of
United States Senator McLaurln occurlng
within ten days of the biennial legislative
session, gives promise of the most spirited
political struggle In the history of the
The legislature must elect an Incumbent
for the unexpired term of three years and
Indications are that the names of a half
dozen aspirants will be presented including
ex-Governor J. K.-" Vaj daman, and Chief
Justloe A. H. Whitfield of the supreme
NEW 0RLEANSJT0 HAVE SHOW
Will Celebrate Opening- of Canal and
Ana:rcrsarr of City's
NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 23.-An exposition
will be held In New Orleans to celebrate
the opening of the Panama canal and In
cidentally the two hundredth anniversary
of the founding of the city. Today plans
were announced for a meeting of. all the
commercial bodies of the city In the near
future to work out details.
Mystery and Glamour
Lifted from Tiburon
NOGALES. Aril., Deo. 21 The mystery
and glamor ' surrounding Tiburon Island,
Gulf of California, has been dissipated ef
fectually through th return yesterday of
seven American explorers, who had passed
threugh Nogales on October 13 on their
way to explore th Island, which they sup
posed to b Inhabited by man-eating Serl
Indians and to contain hldde'n' treasures
and rich Ailneral deposits. Tne party was
under the leadership of Prof. Fayette A.
At Ouaymaa th explorers bought a boat,
provisioned It tor a thre months' stay,
and proceeded up th gulf, landing at Keno
bay on the mainland. Here tbey were
Vlaltod by twenty Serls, men and women,
who proved friendly and who Informed
Twenty-Five Men Supposed to Be at
Work When Explosion Occurred.
FIREMEN RUSHED TO SCENE
No Slarns of Fire Hare Been Dlncov.
ere and It Is Hoped that Con
flagration Will Not Add
MARION. III., Dec. 23.-Nine men are
known to have been killed a score
or more ore thought to be entombed aa
the result of an explosion In Squirrel
Ridge mine No. 4, near Herrin, this county,
late today. Parties of rescuers are at work
and exact details of the disaster will not be
learned until they have reported.
Four bodies he.ve been recovered. These
Include the corpses of .W. C. Pierce, mine
surveyor: Writer Rutledge and two un
Gravest fears aro expressed for the fate
of other workers In the mine. So far as
can be learned, the explosion was confined
to one entry. A hasty poll of the mine em
ployes has accounted fornearly all of the
members of the working force.
About twenty-five men are said, to have
been at work In the entry where' the ac
cident occurred. It Is not known whether
the force of the explosion reached the
Aid was immediately summoned from
Herrin and the fire department of that
town was sent to the mine. No signs of
fire were discovered several hours after
the accident and It is hoped that a con
flagration below ground will not be added
to the difficulties of the rescuing parties.
Efforts to get Into direct communication
with the mine have met with little suc
cess. Mark Twain Says
tie's Not Dying
"Charge is Not True; I'm Behaving
as Good as I Can," He
Asserts. - .
REDDING, Conn., Dec. 23.-Mark Twain
today" gave out th fdllowjbg statemen':
as a result of various reports concerning
his condition of health following his recent
return from Bermuda: ,
"I hear the newspapers say I am dying.
The charge Is not true. I would not du
suoh a thing at my time of life. ' I am
behaving as good as I can. Merry Christ
mas to everybody."
SMALL FORTUNE FOUND
IN SERVANT'S TRUNK
Miss Margaret Sullivan, Who Spent
Life Working; In Kansas City
Hotel, Leaves B,000.
KANSAS CITY, Dec. 23.-In the trunk of
Miss Margaret Sullivan, who died here
recently after having worked as a servant
In a downtown hotel for twenty-seven
years, more than $6,000 was found today.
The woman was thought to be penniless.
She died at the age of 66 years.
When Colonel Kersey Coatee, an old
time hotel man here, died, several years
ago, he left Miss Sullivan, who had worked
for him, 11,000. She placed this amouiu
and her other savings in a bank. It failed
and her frlonds supposed she had lost all
of her money. But with the opening ol
the trunk came the discovery of a certi
ficate of deposit of J3.000, of another show
ing Miss Sullivan had an account beside?
ner uniortunate one. About J2.000 In
currency was secreted lt one corner of the
During her entire life the woman nevei
took a vacation. The money will prob
ably go to Miss M. Sullivan of Ogdeiis-
burg, N. Y., and to Mrs. C. R. Helblng of
Grand Crossing, Chicago, stBters of the
WU ASKS MANY QUESTIONS
ABOUT NEW TRAIN TUNNELS
Retiring: Chinese Minister Visits
Latest Engineering Feat in
NEW YORK. Dec. 21 Wu Ting-fang,
the retiring Chinese minister to tho United
States, came to New York today expressly
to Inspect the passenger train tunnels unde.
the Hudson river which connect Manhat
tan with the various railroad terminals on
tho Jersey side.
Dr. Wu displayed his well known pro
pensity for asking questions end when the
tour was finished a member of the party
"Dr. Wu has the man from Missouri
looking life a deaf and dumb man when It
comes to a matter of 'show me." M
thm that there was nothing at value on
the Island. However, they crossed to the
Island, established a permanent camp and
for five weeks prosecuted their explora
tions, finding no Indication of any thing of
value or of great Interest
Tho island ts twenty miles wide and
thirty-five miles long and la of volcanic
origin. Good grass abounds and there Is
some running water. It contains no human
beings, but hundred of deer and myriads
of wild pigoons. Inscriptions wer found
proving th visit there In VMS of a rescue
party In search of traces of th Orlndell
exploring xpedtilon, lost th year before.
During the party's stay th Island was
visited by former Congressman Conn of
Indiana, who is making a pleasure cruise
In his private yacht Comfort
From the Denver Republican.
KING ALBERT 1 ON MONE
New Belgian Ruler Greeted with
Cheers by Subjects;
PAYS HIGH TRIBUTE TO LEOPOLD
Say Royal Uncle Performed Bis
Work for Enrichment of Nation,
but Declares for Humanity
- and Frg:ress.
BRUSSELS, . Dec. 3.-Another young
monarch was addea ti kiie reigning sor
crlgns of Europe today hen Albert I a
scended the throne- of Belgium. The of
ficial ceremony was ,brilliant and the pop
ular acclaim genuine. Yesterday all Bel
glum mourned. Today everywhere there
was merry-making and Joyous cries filled
the air. '
The scene In the House of Parliament,
where .the oath to the throne was taken,
was Impressive with Its setting of royalty.
Here ' the new monarch made an address
destined, by its democratic tone and une
quivocal expressions on the great question
of the Belgium Congo, to attract the at
tention of the world.
Colonization should mean civilization,
said the king. The nation desired a policy
of humanity and progress In the Congo
and no one had a right to doubt her prom
ise that such a policy would be main
tained. At daybreak the streets were again
crowded with thousands who sought po
sitions from which they might view the
entry to the capital of -Albert and Eliza
beth. Windows, baleonies and roofs were
filled and standing room on wagons, tables,
chairs and ladders was sold by enterpris
ing speculators at extravagant prices.
Preceded by Queen Elizabeth and the
two little princes, Leopold and Chase, Who
occupied the royal coach, Albert made a
'Joyous entry" to the city. Thfc Uing was
mounted on a spirited charger and made a
striking picture In the gold and white uni
form of a general. He repeatedly ac
knowledged the plaudits of the people and
smiled as a shower of flowers- fell upon
the queen's coach.
King: and Qaeen Applauded.
The arrival of the queen at the Hall of
Deputies was the signal for an outburst of
applause, while the demonstration that
followed In honor of the king continued
for many minutes. A feeble attempt of the
socialists to raise counter cries were
drowned In shouts of "long live the king."
Standing before the assemblage 'of bril
liantly uniformed princes and foreign repre
sentatives, bishops and senators, Albert
in another setting, would have passed read
ily for a young college professor addressing
In an agreoab'e voice and speaking de
liberately th new monarch pledged him
self to work for the social advancement of
the nation and the elevation of tho mora!
?nd Intellectual standard of the people. He
would seek, he said, to develop the system
it popular education nnd labor unceasingly1
for the, general wellbelng of the masses.
He paid a high tribute to Leopold II and
the latter's policy in opening the Congo to
Belgian activity. He outlined a program
of humanity and progress and was greeted
with a storm of applause as he declared
probably that Belgium had always kept Its
promises and no one had a right to doubt
Later In the day the king received the
addresses of Parliament. Intimates of the
king Informed the Associated Press today
(Continued on Second Page.)
Today is the last
chance to buy
'Under the head of "Christ
mas Hints," on the first want
nd page, are a lot of sugges
tions that will help the late
shopper. Some of the things
are quite out of the ordinary.
Have you read the want ads yet
Financial "Twister" Strikes
All Efforts to
End Deadlock at
Butler, Mo., Fail
Convention to Nominate Successor to
De Armond Takes 484 Ballots -Without
BUTLER, Mo., Dec. 23. Determined ef
forts to break the deadlock In th Sixth
district democratic convention called' to
nominate a successor, to .the-Jat ..Congress
man De Armond met with, failure today.
Three sessions were held and after the
forty-eighth ballot, the situation was-substantially
The convention asked the four candidates
to present their ideas about the best way
to break the deadlock. Suddarth, Hargus
and Newman agreed to release their dele
gates from their pledges If tho other can
didate would do the same. Dickinson re
fused to agree to this proposition, urging
the delegates were responsible to their
counties and not to him.
A motion was then made that the can
didates meet In conference, but no action
was taken after a spirited discussion. None
of the delegates appear to know the
chances for a break, and no dark horse
has been suggested.
Half Million for
Codicil to Rhodius Will Cuts Off
Dare Woman and Provides
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 23. A codicil to
the will of George Rhodius, filed for .pro
bate today, leaves the residue of his es
tate, or about trflO.OOO to be applied to Im
provement of the parks In Indianapolis.
The original will gives only S50.000 to the
womaji knowm as Elma Dare, who has
appealed to the Indiana supreme court the
annulment of her marriage to b'lm.
The codicil to the will cuts Elma Dare
off without any share of the estate. Num
erous relatives and friends are provided
for and the rest of the fortune Is to go to
certain charities and to the park system.
ROBBERS BLOW KANSAS BANK
Secure Fifteen Hundred Dollars from
Safe and Battle with Presi
MOUND CITY, Kan., D?c. 23.-R-bbers
early today blew open the safe of the
State Bank of Centervllle, near here, and
escaped with $l,CO0. . One of the robbers,
the last to leave the building, was fired
upon by C. H. Brown, president of the
bank. The robber returned the fire and
after a lively fusillade of shots drove
Brown to cover and escaped. Neither was
The Interior of the bank was wrecked.
Dr. Cook Murdered Abroad,
is .Belief of His Brother
NEW YORK, Dee. 23.-WllIlam L. Cook
said today he believed that his brother,
Dr. Frederick A. Cook, had met foul play
"I had a letter from Dr. Cook early this
week," said the brother, "In which he said
he was hurrying to Copenhagen with his
proofs of having found the North polo.
He should have reached Copenhagen be
fore this and as he had been threatened
with violence I fear his enemies have over
Th report of the special committee
which Investigated Dr.' Frederick A. Cook's
claims to having reached th summit of
Mount McKlnley will be delivered to the
board of governors of the explorers' club
tomorrow. While the Investigators will
not divulge the text of th report they
do not deny that It discredits Dr. Cook's
WASHINGTON, Dee. -The report of
:bo L'ulventlty of Copenhagen adverse to
EXCHANGE OF PROPOSITIONS
Twin City Switchmen and Railroad
Officials Hold Long Conference.
NO AGREEMENT IS REACHED
Adjournment Is Taken I'ntll Ten
O'clock This Mornlnir Butte
Men Forced Oat by
ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec IX At A -confidence
today In the office of Governor Eber
bart, whfch was attended by all of the
representatives of the railway council of
the American Federation of Labor, repre
sentatives of all the Twin City lines ef
fected by the present switchmen's strike.
Governor Eberhart, his secretary, Ralph'
W. Wheelock, members of the state rail
way commission and Labor Commissioner
W. B. McEwen propositions were made
both by the railroads and the switchmen
looking toward a settlement of the strike.
No agreement was reached at the confer
ence, which lasted until 6 o'clock, and It
was Agreed to meet again at 10 o'clock to
morrow morning and continue negotiations.
The railroads' proposition, briefly. Is to
agree to employ as many of their former
employes as they have room for, undor th
present agreement, until the termination
of the conference now going on between
the switchmen and the railroads In tho
Chicago district, when the Twin City roads
will agree to meet any additions in pay or
working conditions granted the Chicago
switchmen by the Chicago lines.
In their counter proposition the switch
men agree to arbitrate under the arbitra
tion act of 1898, hut Insist that separate
negotiations be conducted with the Twin
Ity lines here In the St. Paul.
Proposition of Railroads.
The proposition of the railroads to Gov
ernor Eberhart is as follows:
A conference between representatives of
the railways in the Chicago dlstriot, and
representatives of their switchmen Is now
in progress for the purpose of determining
a scale of wages and the establishment
of working conditions for that district.
The rates of wages in the Chicago dis
trict and in the Minnesota cities for
Bwitchmen have been Identical and the
working conditions similar.
The representatives of the Twin City
lines in conference, this date, have con
firmed, by majority vote, the report to
your excellenoy, that these roads repre
sented, will agree to re-employ such of
their former, yard employes as the roads
may have places for, at the rates of pay
and under the working conditions In effect
November 1, 1909, and that at the termina
tion of the Chicago conference the lines
here represented will meet any additions in
rates of pay or working conditions that
may be granted by the Chicago lines to
their switchmen and that as heretofore
announced, the differently of 2 cents per
hour In the wages of switchmen will apply
In the territory of Billings and west on
tho Northern Pacific railway, and In the
territory of Havre and west on the Great
Offer from ttwltchmen.
Thrt KlvllAkmB-. .
.. tuuiiicr proposition Is
For the employes, we are aware that con-
(Continued on Second , Page.)
in cimnia of Dr. Frederick A. Cook as tu
. iuiainu,ut ot l,.e isorui pow u no.,
u ' l tuuui. ior tue guiU.iuu.
iue b.iiiiiu: iiivesu,.ui-s o m uu.
A cablegram was received today fioj.
u. Un.vei.uy by rrut. itoomu Uu,.
wia.,1 .ii ot liiu uu-comiuiu uppoiuieu
Uie Nuiioiioi Uuofcmpulc sv-ciuw- iy
conuuet Uiu iiiveatiiiuLwii unuer tue u
p.ces of mat orgmnx.tion, aiuouuv.n tu
tne univeraiiy, had forwarded Us npoit to
the society. ' .
That, report will be considered by ' the
sub-committee, but on the submission of
the original observations of Dr. Cook, the
field not book which he kept on hU
Arctic travel, will, he says, hinge on
the verdict of tha subcommittee.
Th meeting of the sub-committee will
be held probably during the first week in
DUNN ON KNEES
Omaha Lawyer, Disbarred for Con
tempt, Comes Off High Horse
and Begs for Mercy.
RESTORED TO PRACTICE OF LAW
Judges Refuse to Listen to Him Until
RIGHT , TO DISBAR AFFIRMED
Following This, He Decides to Eat
His Humble fie.
CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM BENCH
Attorney Connrll Parrs Way for
ills Ilea uprara ace Before Bar
Makes Amends for His
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Dec. 23.-(Speclal Telegram.)
I. J. Dunn, disbarred from the practice ol
law In all state courts a month ago by tha
supreme court for Contemptuous conduct,
came off his high horse this afternoon,
apollglzed to the court, and was reinstated
In his profession.
Ho speared at the state capital with
the Intention of making a statement to the
Judges. His attorney, VV. J. Connoll, aaked
tho Judges that Dunn be permitted to
appear before them when the court In
formed Mr. Connell that an opinion had
already been given on the contention he
had raised, that the court had acted lit
violation of the constitution by disbarring
him without a hearing.
In this respect the Judges held that their
action In disbarring Dunn for his attitude
toward the court and his criticism of Judge
Rose in a brief in the case of Robinson
against the city of Omaha was within the
law. Mr. Dunn perused th opinion and
later Attorney Connell, when the court
was at leisure, asked that Dunn be allowed
(o appear before the court an dapologlxe.
Dunn Takes Kedlcln.
Mr. Dunn thereupon advanced before the
court and orally expressed Ills regret for
tne action he had trfken and expressed
himself as willing to comply with the
court's regulation. t The Judges then or
dered Mr. Dunn's statement reduced to
writing and filed as part of the decord,
which was done. '
Following a consultation of the Judges
In their chambers, an ordier v'aa then
given restoring Mr. Dunn to th rights of
a practicing attorney,
Mr. Dunn Is one of the attorneys for tho
city of Omaha in th suit Involving an old
gas lighting contract which is being argued
on appeal. When the case was called this af
ternoon W. J. Connell, appearing for Dunn,
rose and said before the case proceeded
Mr. Dunn would like to, m&k a statenient.
' Chief Justice Reese, speaking: - for tho
court, said the court had Just handed down
an opinion In th Dunn case, and probably
Mr. Dunn would like to read It before
he made a statement. Mr. Dunn went to
the clerk's office and secured a copy of
the' opinion, which he read. It held the
court had a right to disbar Dunn and re
affirmed the position the court took In
the contempt case. Judge Dean dissented.
By tne time Mr. Dunn had the document
read Will Herdman, for the gas company,
was making an argument to tho court
and proceedings In the Dunn case wer
delayed for a time.
The apology together with the order of
the court follow:
"In the supreme court , of the state of
Nebraska, Anna J. Robinson, appellant,
against the city of Omaha, appellunt. No.
15037, retraction and apology.
"In re-citatlon of I. J. Dunn for con
tempt. And now comes I. S. Dunn and In ac
cordance with, his written ' statements
heretofore mude and filed herein and in
accordance with his declared purpose
made in open court before he had knowl
edge of the rendition r filing of the
opinion of the court and as already orally
done In open court, liereby In writing
withdraws all statements in his brief
filed herein which havg been referred to,
or considered by the court as contemptu
ous or objectionable and liereby makes
makes full and nuquallfled apology for
having written or filed said statements.
"December 23, 1909."
''By the court: And now on this 23d
day of Decembor, 1909, th respondent
having made ample oral apology In open
court for the statements contained In
the brief and on which our order of sus
pension herein was founded, end he hav
ing filed the foregoinggg written declar
ation of apology, '
"The court accepts the same as satis
factory and the respondent, I. J. Dunn,
is hereby restored to all ' Ms rights aa
such attorney and counselor at law.
"CostB taxed to respondent."
POWER TO SELLFRIAR LANDS
Attorney General Wlckersham Gives
Opinion No Limit on am
ber of Acres,
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23.-Attomey Gen
eral Wlckersham hna rendered an opinion
for the War department to the effect that
to sell the Friar lands In th Philippine
In any number of acres desirable, not
withstanding the organlo act of the Phil
ippine government, which limited the sal
of the tinapportloned publlo lands obtained
by treaty with Spain to forty adrrs.
In developing the sugar Industry of th
Islands individuals desired to purchase tha
55,000 acres contained in the Ban Jos es
tate on the island of Mlndoro, whlob was
purchased from the Recoleteo friars by th
United Stoles and which nas never been
occupied. It was argued that to attempt
to sell this land In forty-acre tracts would
defeat tho proposed use of the land.
This condition does not modify th law
providing that every corporation engag
ing In agriculture shall not hold mor
than 2,600 acre. It Is said the sugar trust
Is the protective purchaser of the land.
EVIDENCE STOLEN FROM JAIL
Wason Load of Llanos- Seised l
Raid on Modal Club Dls
GALENA, Kan.. Deo. 2J.-A wagon load
of beer, whisky and other liquors which
waa seised in a raid on a social club her
yesterday afternoon was stolen from th
city Jail last night. The liquor had been
locked up and was to hav beau u4 a
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