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VOL. XXXIX NO. 148.
OMAHA, MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 27, 1909.
SINGLE COPY ONE CENT.
IWJiE BIRDS AND DOGS HERE
Exhibits at Transmississippi Poultry
STADAU) ABOVE FORMER. YEARS
GARFIELD UNABLE TO COME
EAST BLOCKED BY BUZZARD
Off trial Forrputii
Forecast till 7 p. m. Tuesday:
Goes to Washington and Will Not Ad
dress Lawyers Here.
Traffio from Philadelphia to Maine
Tied Up by Snow.
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday; not
much change In temperature.
For Nebraska Generally fair tonight and
Tuesday; not much change In temperature.
For lows Partly cloudy tonight and
Tuesday; warmer east portion tonight.
TO TESTIFY U BALLING ER QULZZ
Pwr on "Law and Pablle Welfare"
Will Probably be Read by
Some One Else at Meeting
of State Bar.
KNOWN DEAD NUMBER FORTY
lonltry Show Will He Open To
nlaht, hnt Una Won't Cict Into
Actios Before Tuesdny
Only One Street Car l ine In Plilln
delphla la Ope and Milk Short
to Threatens City An
other Storm Kxpvrtrd.
Hugo covered vans drove to the Audi
torium Monday morning and afternoon and
deposited their precious loads of fine feath
ered fowls for tho annual show of the
Transmississippi Poultry association. The
Indications wer that room would be at a
premium. The poultry show will open this
evening, but the dog show will not be
ready until Tuesday noon, as the entries
do not close until U o'clock Tuesday.
I'rlxe poultry Is arriving by express from
all parts of the country.
From all appearances the present show
will far outclass any previous show In
the quality of the birds. Hare birds of high
dtgreo have already arrived and more are
entered and will be In their places this
( veiling. Beatulful Chinese silkies shown
by Kauble & Fcublo of Council Bluffs,
with a coat more like hair than feathers,
occupy a conspicuous place. Rhode Island
Jleds have Jumped Into popular favor and
many of the new exhibitors are showing
this class of birds. Tho birds that won the
third prise at the Missouri Stata show at
St. Louis are on hand to compete with
other "Xhlbltors In this class. One rooster
is ICaiued at Kline of Council Bluffs
ha an exhibit of forty-four beautiful
Harvey Challls of Omaha will exhibit
his diminutive Italian greyhound at the
kennel show of the Nebraska Kennel club
which Is given In connection with the
poultry show and the cry of Secretary
Hood Is now tur mora space, as the en
tries arc coming In fast.
Doable Ecutrr Pee.
The poultry association has doubled the
entry foe and this has had the effect ofr
keeping out the entries of a large number
of birds which might not have a chanco
to win, but has greatly (increased the
tundaid of the birds. The number
of entries under the new ruling Is most en
couraging and poultry fanciers will be
given a real treat when they visit the Au
ditorium this week.
All dav yesterday a large force of car
penters was busy preparing the benches
tor the birds and dogs. The exhibit plan
will be different this year from the paBt,
as one main aisle will run down the cen
ter of the Auditorium arena and the aisles
between the coops will run north and
Mouth, giving much more room both for
coops and visitor.
The Humilton-Pixley kennel has offered
the gill edge cup as a trophy for the best
pointer at the show. This prize was won
last year by Bert Dixon, but this year Mr.
Dixon has his dog on his ranch In Okla
homa and will no present him at the show.
Many other good' ones have been entered
lor the prise, howover.
W. AJPixloy-. baa entricd his famous
Captain WhltestOne In the setter competi
tion and hopes to land some ribbons with
this beauty, who has taken many prizes.
For the best sporting dog at the show
the Judges' cup Is offered and there will
be considerable competition for this. C. K.
fiklnner has entered hts Chesapeake Bay
spaniel, which will attract cons.derable at
tention. K. B. Duy has arrived from Fre
mont with his splendid kennel of St. Ber
nards, Including the famous dog. Cham
pion Alta Guide, Guard F. and Lady Wtl
helmlna. Many other entries were re
ceived Runday, which Insures the success
of the kennel show.
The reputation of the poultry associa
tion for the big prizes which were offered
last year has brought out some of the best
birds In the entire western country and
the competition In many of the classes will
be most keen.
Poultry and Class ' Exhibitors.
Among the late entries to the Poultry
George V. Comstook, Benson; C. L. Hob
son, V hltesvtlle. Mo.; B. F. Jones, Mary
vllle. Mo.; Jay Adams, Eagle, Neb.; S. S.
-Kevins and T. McMalion, South Omaha;
C. I. Combs & 8011, F. S. Gaines, O. G.
Dffutt, C. W. Haller, A. Rarnhart, Omaha;
Mrs. F. W. Mclntyre, Ked Ouk. la.; Mrs.
II. J. Ferrer, South Omaha; Mrs. J. G.
Mullls, Dunbar, Neb.; A. D. Jones, Bea'er
. Crossing, Neb. 5 F. C. Hinuiari. Crete; Mrs.
John Henaler, Malcolm, Neb.; Arthur Gil
lette, Suuih Oiimliu; Oonali & Jennings
Council Llluffr: Dr. C. H. Watson. Miller,
Neb.) V. A. Doolittle and Dan K. Duoo.lt
tle, Sabetha, Kan.; Kurror fc Crownover,
Hendtct, Neb.; Flunk Mutenln rrr, Cort
land, Neb.; F. W. Hallelt, Chllllcothe,
Mo.; J. O. Splllman, Piatte City, Mo.; 13.
K BuiTls, Peru. Neb.; H. J. Jens, Minden,
la.; G. K. Sherman, Brui swlrk, Mo.; VV.
XV. Trent, Lewis, la.; J. B. Marshall,
Adams, Nub.; O. L. Buck, Ernest Fanble,
Fuuble A Fauhle, Counc.il Bluffs; Mark
Moon, A. 1.. Barr, South Omaha; A. O.
Kiegul, Benson; o. C. Gehrman, Omaha;
Lawrence Wenlz (.sixty water fowl), Lin
coln; Henry Hess, Winona, Minn.; W. R.
Prewltt, onawa, la.; Blue Ridge Poultry
Farm, Kansas City; L. 1. liuiibard. To-
reka; C. O. Johnson, Havelock; W. A.
lasebrook, Bladen, Neb.; C. W. Brehrr.
(sixty-two water fowl), Harvard, Neb.;
Dickinson & Hon, Shetton, Neb.; W. J,
Campbell, Jesup, la.; L. P. Harris (thirty-four
Buff Leghorns), Clay Center, Neb.:
Nets Anderson, Benson; Fred Vander
ectimldt, Leavenworth, Kan.; C. H. Issrd,
Oinulia; XV. W. Scott, South Omaha; liurn
ham T. English, Leavenworth; O. H.
Myers, Lincoln; P. J. Schmidt, Gllead,
Neb.; Mrs. A. FJemlng. M-rlden, Kan ;
Dr. B. F. Philbrook, Denlson, la.; .1. fcj.
Fulmer, Columbus, Neb.; A. L. Frle.sz,
Tripl.tl, Mo.; VV. D. Gay, Essex, la.;
George L. McAllister, Carroll, la.; E. L.
Uarydall, Chtlllcothe, Mo.; William Min
nike, CarroH, la.
BOY MISSING TWO WEEKS -FOUND
MURpERED IN HOVEL
Detective Force of Pittsburg Heat oa
Solving; llstery of Death of '
James L. Krlel.
I'lTTflBUHQ. Pa.. Dec. 27.-Practlcally
the entire detective force of Greater Pitts
burg la attempting a solution today of the
death of James Lawrence Frlel, the 14.
year-old boy, whose body was found yes
terday in an abandoned house in the North
aide, partially nude, froaen, and the throat
terribly lacerated with a knife.
The authorities are exercising every
power to reach same tangible understand
ing of the boy s death. Up to the present,
however, little progress has been made.
Young Frlel had been missing from his
bonis since December 13. On that day he
attindid school. Search was Instituted by
the police and faml.y. but not a trace of
the lad was found until yesterday, when a
small boy, playing in the rooms of the
abandoned houso, accidentally stumbled
on to the body. The police are of the
opinion that the boy was murdered last
"Yemn" infest the district In ,hi.h
the arlnie occurred and ih. n,.n. .
' Quoting a rlKld Investigation among this
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FAMILY BORN ON HOLIDAYS
Mother's Birthday Was the Glorious
Fourth of July.
LAST BABE A CHRISTMAS PRESENT
Patriotic Old Stork Made Ilia Other
Visits on Washington's Birthday
and Jim Tear's In Home
of Joseph Derlne.
It'a a patriotic stork that discriminates
in favor of national holidays.
Christmas day, the Fourth of July, Wash
ington's birthday tnd New War's dav
seem to have won special favors In the
sight of the wise, old bird In one Omaha
There Is rejoicing1 In the home of Mr
and Mrs. Joseph Devlne, 2506 Patrick ave
nue. Saturday morning, bright and early,
the stork swooped down nnon th hnm
and played the Santa Claus act by leaving
a cute, pretty baby girl.
It was a Christmas present indeed frr h
father and mother and two other little
girls In the family. It was a really holl
But the story Is not ended. Mrs. Devlne
first saw the light of day when firecrack
ers were booming and flaming1 skyrockets
were shooting through the air, for she was
born on the Fourth of July.
On Washington's birthday tn 1903 Mr.
and Mrs. Devlne welcomed their first baby
into the household. It was-a girl.
On New Year's day. Just two years ago,
the holiday stork came again and left an
other little girl. The Christmas present of
1609 makes three holiday babies born to
the mother Who waa born on the glorious
"In all my experience this is the most In
teresting," says Dr. J. T. Dwyer. the
patrlotio stork physician. "I ought to have
a pretty good reputation as , a holiday
Joseph Devlne, the head of the. family,
is a motor tender, employed by the Meriian
& Wclmqnls; Motr-pairr. .'.' . ....
Present County Comptroller to Take
Position Now Held by H. C.
Sharp in Furay's Office.
City and County Treasurer Furay has
appointed Emmet G. Solomon as chief
deputy in his office for the new term
beginning January 6. Mr. Solomon will
take the place held by Henry C. Sharp for
several years. Mr. Sharp has resigned
because of 111 health, which requires that
he take a rest from active work for a
Mr. Solomon is at present county comp
troller of Douglas county, to which office
he was elected whlla serving aa county
commissioner. His term as county comp
troller would have run for four years
were It not for the fact that the last leg
islature decreed the office should ter
minate on January 1, 1310. This was done
In order to save City Comptroller Lobeck,
whose office would have been combined
with that of county comptroller at the
end of his last term If the legislature had
Will Not Name
A rare degree of good will and Christ
mas spirit Is displayed by Frank Koshla,
a young laborer under treatment at the
emergency hospital of the police station
for dangerous cuts Inflicted In a quarrel
with a friend whom he will not name to
the police. Sunday night Koshla was
found unconscious and bleeding profusely
heaped In a corner at 709 North Eighteenth
street. He was taken to the station for
medical treatment and since he has been
thero has resolutely kept his own mouth
Did You Know J. J. Hill
Was a Portrait Painter?
"I heard a little atory not long ago on
Jr mes J. Hill that has not appeared in
print," said Halleck Rose of the law de
partment of the Burlington railroad a,t the
Paxton, "that Illustrates a side of his
character that Is little known. It waa told
by an Intimate friend of Mr. Hill's In the
Burlington offices during the corn show.
"Mr. Hill had some few years ago com
missioned a leading ait 1st In New York to
paint for him a portrait of C. E. Perkins,
then president of tha Burlington. The por
trait had been completed and Mr. Hill was
notified. Mr. Hill asked this friend, who
was also an Intimate acquaintance of Mr.
Perkins', to accompany him to Now York
to pa upon the picture. The trip was
made and the artist's studio visited. Mr.
Hill had not seen the portrait up to this
'The friend, after examining the por
trait closely, pronounced It a good 11 k 9
ress. Mr. Hill looked at tha portrait for
some moments wlthou expressing himself
either In approval or disapproval. Finally
ha remarked. 'It looks much ilk Mr. Per.
Former Secretary of the Interior Garfield
will not be present at the meeting of the
Nebraska State Bar association. Mr. Gar
field has wlrd President Francis A. Bro
gan that "greatly to my disappointment, a
matter of the most personal Importance
calls me to Washington."
Mr. Garfield docs not say what this
"matter" is. He Is personally involved In
the Balllnger-Plnchot controversy and will
be a witness at the Investigation soon to
begin. Recently Garfield wrote a magazine
atricle severely criticising an unnamed offi
cial and It was clear from his statements
that he was hitting at Secretary Balllnger,
his succf shor In the department.
Mr, Garfield was to have given an ad
dress here upon "Law and the Public Wel
fare," and there Is a good chance that his
paper will yet be read, for he writes Mr.
Brogan that he will finish his address if
hn can and send it to be read by tome one
The tenth annual meeting of the Ne
braska Bar association will convene Tues
day afternoon at 1 at the Board of Trade
bullions in the assembly room on the sec
ond floor. The Commercial club rooms on
the fifth floor will be the general head
quarters and a smoker will be tendered
visiting lawyers by the club Tuesday night.
Brosan Spculta Tuesday.
President Brogan's annual address will
be given ' Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday
morning come a paper by Charles B. Let
ton, Judge of the Nebraska supreme court,
and. the consideration of one or two ques
tions In which attorneys are vitally Inter
ested as involving their Incomes. The
most important of tha qeustlons Is consid
eration of the code of ethics adopted by
the American Bar association. The Gar
field paper Is slated for the afternoon and
In the evening there Is a dinner at the
Rome tendered by the state association to
the Judges of the supreme court and the
The Commercial club has invited all law
yers In Nebraska to attend the meetings
and many acceptances have been reoelved,
a number In humorous vein, and one or
two expressing the hope that the Com
mercial club la not observing the S o'clock
Other letters, with more serious intent,
express appreciation of the Invitation and
the best wishes for Omaha. A sample of
the last Is to be found in a letter from
F. M. Tyrell, a prominent member of the
Lancaster county bar. It runs thus:
LINCOLN, Neb., Dec. 17, 1009. -Commercial
Club, Omaha: Gentlemen Your
esteemed favor of December 15 Is at hand,
and In reply would say that 1 want to
thank you lor the courtesies extended to
me through your club and will say that 1
shall accept your kind invitation with
I note what vou say about the progress
Omaha ... m axing 'towards b.-tdming a
metropolitan city. Omaha ' is growing
faster than any of us appreciate and Is
destined to be one of great cities of North
America. Its rapid development is a god
thing for the entire state. Yours, very
truly, F. M. TYRRELL.
MRS. NELLIE CALABRIA DIES
OF RHEUMATISM OF HEART
Verdict of Coroner's Jarjr Despite
Hasband'a Belief She Killed
The coroner's Jury at an Inquest de
cides that Mrs.. Nellie Calabria died of
rheumatism of the heart, despite the be
lief of Tony Calabria, her husband, that
she killed herself.
Mrs. Calabria, who, separated from
her husband and far from the old homo In
sunny Italy, had been leading an unhappy
existence of toil in Omaha, was found dead
In a chair in her room at 1814 Pierce street
Mrs. Calabria and her husband. Tony
Calabria, an employe at the county court
house, parted following family difficulties
more than a year ago. The husband was
firm In the belief that his wife took her
own life by the use of poison. Dr. W. A.
Hostetttr, who had treated Mrs. Calabria,
Is of the opinion that death resulted from
dltease of the heart
Nothing waa found about the dead wo
man's room by Coroner P. C. Heafey which
might indicate suicide,
Mrs. Calabria, since her separation from
her husband, had earned her living by
working about the city. She was recently
employed at the Bemls bag factory. She
had no children and waa very much alone
In life. Calabria believes that her ap
parent despondency had a very direct con
nection with her death, despite tha fact
that the physician attributes It to natural
Heavy Damage In Newfoundland.
ST. JOHNS, N. F.. Dec. 27. -A terrific
storm, which began on Christmas eve
and was still raging today, has caused
great damage in the vicinity of this city.
Throughout the colony telegraph and tele
phone lines have been carried away and
the railroads have been made Impassable,
kins, but there aeems to be something
lacking In the expression.'
"Mr. Hill then picked up the palette and
a small artist's brush and painted a stroke
here and a line there with extreme care
but perfect confidence, and, stepping back
remarked: 'There, does not that Improve
11.- mat is more of Mr. Perkins' expres
sion.' "The friend said that the effect of Mr.
Hill's touching up tha picture was marl
velous. It waa a perfect portrait of Mr.
Perkins, giving hlra that unique expres
sion that waa so familiar to his intimates,
divested of the stiffness and formality that
was Inevitable in the tedious sitting for a
"Mr. Hill saw what the artist could not
see. It was another Illustration of his
marvelous Insight Into detail nd how to
remedy or Improve It, that characterises
his whole life.
"No on knew that he waa an artist, and
I question If he knew It But ho knew
what waa wanting In that plctur and he
knew bow to aupply that want"
From tho Washington tar,
POST-MORTEM 0N; A GOOSE
Test to Be Made "on Christmas Fowl
FAMILY DEPRIVED, DISAPPOINTED
Wants Health Commissioner Now to
Determine What Disease it Was
that Killed This Particu
Meat Inspector Flelschman, of tho
health commissioner staff, has been given
a tough piece of Christmas cheer to chew
on. It is a roasted goose, alleged to be of
dangerous and unlawful character. The
trussed, stuffed and baked biid was
brought to the health (omisaloner'B of
fice by L. Davis of 1030 Boutn Eighteenth
Mr. bavls deposited the goose with Ma
jor Barker, the veteran recipient of all
kicks that have reached the health Office
for lo, these many years. Barker has
been against everything except a roast
goose that has been Indicted after cooking.
He accepted the deposit with great deli
cacy and carefully laid It on an elevated
shelf, at the same time assuring Mr. Davis
that It shall have attention quick.
The geniiuinan who lost his Christmas
dinner or unwillingly gave it up when
on the point of setting tooth to It, did not
furnish any very definite specifications
when he registered his protest. He ad
mitted his goose was cooked all right, and
that It was properly stuffed; also that the
oven was not to blame.
"But It Is clearly wrong," tald Mr. Davis,
"and we desire to know of what disease
It died, to have Its pedigree set out If
anyone in particular la to blame, we want
to know that, for It is no fun to have
your goose cooked and then go hungry for
bird meat on Christinas day."
fr'lcUchmau Will Tackle.
Inspector r'leisciiiuaii will tackle the dis
carded (JnriKLinaa tavoriie some time dur
ing the flay. What method lie will use
10 test the good lauli of Hie bird is not
yet known; but Dr. Connell and his mem
os I assistants have luil taith in Flelsch
man' discretion. And tney are resting
easy In the knowledge that if the meat in
spector cannot give a satisfactory verdict
on the goose Tuin Harrington can.
"Our Christmas turkey is most generally
a goose," says Mr. Harrington, ' and toi
many years geeso have been popular wltn
me, more especially after being roastea.
1 feel that, lacing a live goose, I cat.
easily tell Its disposition, and whether 01
not It is to be trusted. However, I win
have to give serious consideration to a
proper test for a dead goose that some
one else suspects of being gamer than 11
really ought to oe. As the proof of the
goobe is universally understood to be In
the eating thereof, it occurs to me Flelsch
man must bite into this baked victim lo
find out absolutely what the matter Is.
If ha 7T.es, the goose wins. But Davis
loses In any event."
Drosff Kicks Out
" Unbidden Guest
Sanctity of German Home Preserved
by bchlagguig nut Hammer 0 b
streperous ii utter-In.
"It was der Christinas day. We haf a
tree, big dinner, drel family mlt uns, good
time, all friends in my horns. Dea man,
he come In drink my buer, Insult my
guests, I don't know him uy to put hi 111
oudt. He strong like two mules, hard like
lion, so I schlag him mlt hammer. Once
not enough, hit more. iShame fur nun
spoil my Christmas!"
George Drosff, a good German house
holder, was defending hts action in pro
tecting bis Christmas fireside with a small
A tall and stalwart young man with
many wrappings of bandage, known to the
police court as John Doe No. 2. the re
cipient of the drastic Christmas greeting,
told a tale of many whiskies and an ln
tendedly friendly call.
John Doe, No. 2, will spend fifteen days
in Jail and the sanctity of the German
Christmas has been recognised .by police
Drosff aaserla ba defended at once his
roof tree, family tree, Christmas tree and
that until, ha achlagged mlt hammer, John
Due had blm treed.
Strikers and Managers in Session
Both at St. Paul and
ST. PAUL. Minn., Dec. 27. What Is
hoped will bo the final conference between
the railroad managera and the strikers will
be held In Governor Kberhart's office
-Jovernor Kberhart believes an agreement
will I reached which will result In the re
employment of the striking switchmen In
their old positions within a short time.
President Perhani, chairman of the Amer-,
lean Federation of Labor, railway section,
aim was hopeful.
CHICAGO, Dec. 27. Representatives of
the Swltcnmen's union and the conference
oommmlttee of the railroads resumed their
discussion of tho demands of railroad em
ployes here today. F. O. Melchor, vice
president of the Chicago, Rock Island &
Pacific railroad, Is the chairman of the
railroad conference committee, and the
switchmen are represented by Vice Presi
dents Heberlin and James B. Connors of
the Switchmen's union.
Attention was also given here today to
negotiations between the officials of forty
two western roads and representatives of
the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen
and Engtnemen. In the negotiations, W.
C. Nixon, general manager of the 'Frisco
road, heads the conference oommlttej for
the railroads, and the firemen are repre
sented by a federated board of the em
ployes of all the roads Interested. The
firemen's demands are for an increase of
from 15 to 40 per cent.
Vice President Slade of the Northern
Pacific and J. M. Gruber of the Great
Northern have made a statement reaffirm
ing their previous proposal agreeing to
abide by the terms of the Chlcaso deci
sion and to take back the men at their
DENVER MEN SEEK REWARD
Two Officers . Who Helped Capture
Train Itohliers Want to See
. the Money.
P. J. Carr, , the Denver detective, who
was Instrumental with Cameron Bell of
the Denver police force In bringing about
the ' arrest of Lawrence S. Golden, one
of the five convicted train robbers In
Denver. Is In the city looking up the mat
ter of his participation In the $26,000 reward
offered by the Union Pacific for the ap
prehension and conviction of the bandits.
Mr. Carr for himself and on behalf of
Officer Bell will file a suit In lntorvenor
for a portion of the reward. Ha was In
consultation with the federal officers at
the government building, relative to the
Zelaya's Escape Will Not
Prevent Trial for Murder
BALINA CRUZ, Mex., Dec. 27. The
Mexican gunboat General Guerrero, having
on board ex-President Zalaya of Nicaragua,
who fled from Managua by way of Cor
Into on Christmas eve, docked here at 8
o'clock this morning.
Accompanying the former president
were the ex-minister of war and four
WASHINGTON, Deo. 27. The docking of
the General Guerrero, the Mexican gun
boat, at Hallna Crux with former Presi
dent Zelaya and party on board, is not
regarded as a change in the former presi
dent's plans.' As understood here H was
his purpose at the time he left Managua
to proceed to the City of Mexico, and
there Is no doubt that will be his destina
tion. . .
How long he will remain In Mexico, how
ever, is not known here.
Tha departure of Zelaya from Nicaragua
is not regarded in official clrclea aa at all
conclusive that he will escape punishment
for his crimes In that country. The United
States government has never taken any
steps for the apprehension of Zelaya or
to prevent his leaving tha country. It
NEAR PANIC ON EXCHANGE
Rock Island Common Jumps from
50 5-8 to 81 Early in Day.
BREAK COMES LATER IN MORNING
Price Drops Steadily nnd Bear Panic
In All Stock Nenr.y Follows
Cause Is Shrouded In
NEW YORK, Dec. 27. A meeting of the
board of governors of the New York stock
exchunge has been called to be held at 2:3)
this afternoon. It Is reported the govern
or at this meeting will inquire into the
Uocb Island episode of this morning.
NEW YORK, Dec. 27. A startling market
movement that had all the earmarks of a
"corner" came today when the common
stock of the Rock Island company within
five minutes of the opening 'rose, from 50H
to SI, when It settled 'back again, after
heavy trading, to W.
All this startling pryotochnlc advance of
31 points and eoually surprising precipita
tion to ttie opening sale price caused a
shiver of fear on the ,stock exchange,
which spread itself across the continent
c-n the broker's wire tha: t "cotnir" had
been effected in the stock of the Rock
Island company, A hlor.k of 1.SQ0 snare
was sold at 81, the top price. Rock Island
common closed at 4UVs last Filday.
Fears of a corner caused heavy selling
throughout the securities list and thera
were numerous declines of one to three
"It seems as though some one has been
selling something net did not own," takl a
director of the Rock .Island. "The ccn rol
lng Interests and officials of tho company
have nothing to do with the spectacular ad
vance and It looks as If thero was u consid
erable short Interest in the stock atid this
Interest was apparently badly jqutezed
The opening sale of Rock Inland was tJOO
shares at M and then the slock advanced
an eighth, three-quarters and then by
leaps and bounds to a high prico of hi.
On the advance blocks of stock from 100 to
7,000 shares changed hands.
Bear Punic Threatened.
At the top figures enormous supplies of
stock came out and a violent relapse en
sued. The decline, however, was much
steadier than the advance, the recessions
running generally by fractions and from
1 to 2 points. Within fifteen minutes the
price hud fallen back to 50. Traders gen
erally believe that a corner had been en
gineered In the stock and there was a gen
eral rush to unload securities throughout
the speculative list.
The , market became quickly unsettled
through fears of consequences of a bear
pnnlo in Rock Island. Southern Pacific,
after opening up 1 point, ran off 4 poinU
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preferred to proceed with deliberation,
knowing that should his presence In Nic
aragua he required at any time to answer
for his misdeeds his person could be se
cured with little or no difficulty.
Secrttary Knox in his letter to the Nic
aragua charge Mr. Itodrlquex, made It
clear that any demand this government
might make upun Nicaragua In the way
of reparation for the shooting of the two
Americans, Cannon and Groce there might
be Included In addition to a money In
demnity that person or persons .found
guilty of the murder of the two Americans
should be tried and punished.
Tho question of extradition In a case of
this kind was settled many years ago and
thure are several cases cited where crim
inals have been surrendered by the na
tions where they had been given asylum,
even when there were no extradition treat
ies. bhould, therefore, the United Btatea de
mand of Nicaragua the punishment of
Zelaya there seems to be little doubt that
any nation' where he may have taken
refuge will, on the showing the United
States will ba able to make, surrender him
for trial and punishment.
The Christmas bllxxsrd, tha severest
storm experienced in tho eist In twenty
vears, tied up local traffic tills morning In
cities from Pennsylvania to Maine and
dlsarrHtiirid train schedules throughout
half a dozen states.
Condition, however, are rapidly Improv
ing and rallronds and munclpallt'es ars to
dny bending every effort to move Inter
city and local traffic. Thero Is reason lo
believe conditions will be normal again by
Tuesday night when another storm is ex
pected from tho west.
At least forty persons have met their
death through exposure or accldmt, fivo
In Philadelphia Hinl New York and at
leHNt fifteen In New F.ngland.
In Philadelphia general business this
morning was practically at a standstill.
All throUKh trains wire lute, only one
street car line was running and the illy
Is suffering from a shortage of milk.
Washington did not suffer severely, but
communication with Boston Is maintained
only with difficulty. The storm In New
Kngland seems to have been worse In thn
vicinity of Now Bedford, Providence, Fall
River, Nowport, 1'uwtucket and W0011
socket. in New York City, 7,000 men are at work
cleaning tha streets.
l'.lHlKeru Demi In New York,
NEW YORK, Doc. 27. Elghteon persons
in and near New York perished In tho
Clutstmns storm or from accidents caused
by It. Six died from exposure after being
caught In snow drifts. Others were
drowned and several were killed by trains.
Today New York' was rapidly digging
Itself out from undor cover of the te-lnch
snowfall. By noon traffic conditions ap
proached normal as the result of the la
bor of ntnrly 10.000 men In -he employ of
the city and the traction lines, while
steam railroad conditions also were . rap
Wire communication, which was badly
Interrupted during the worst of tha blow,
was again fairly good today, except to
New Kngland points.
Blockades on railroads created a short
age! of food supplies and a consequent In
crease In prices, which contributed to the
hardships of the poor.
Shipping felt the Btorm's effect seri
ously. While no heavy loss Is reported
from any one wreck, many small craft
suffered damage, dragging their anchors
and being driven ashore. The wrecking of
tho freight steamer Thurmnn off Toms
river, New Jersey, and the sinking of tho
schooner Mary Ann Klrhy in Long Island
sound wero tho worst wrecks, but neither
was attended with loss of life.
While Incoming Transatlantic liners re
port hard weather, none seems to have
been badly delayed... f .. --
Fifteen Killed In New Kngland.
BOSTON, Deo. 27. Up to noon todiy
fifteen llvis wore known to have been
lost In New England by yesterday's storm,
three In Chelsea and Everett and twelve
through the wrecking of the fivo maatid
schooner Davis Palmer off Boston hurbor.
The loss of the Davis Palmer with all on
board, was the first of the fatal marine
accidents to be reported. Wreckage from
tho vessel was picked up on the beach
According to the shipping agentH In this
city, the Palmer carried a crew of eleven
men beside Its captain, Leroy McRown of
Five million dollars loss la the estimate
made today of the havoc wrought In and
around Boston by the bllxzard which yes
terday swept New Kngland and drove a
record tide over the coast.
Thirty-two cltiei and towns which last
night were plunged in darkness owing to
the cutting off of the electrid light servico
hope to have their lighting facilities re
stored by ton. jht.
The storm was easily trl4 greatest that
New England has experiunctd tn eleven
jears. All alone the const phenomenal
tides were reported. In many places sett
walls were battered to pltces, boulevards
razed and curbs and houses along the
In Boston the tide swept over the
wharves, across Atlantic avenue and as
far Inland as the Chamber of Commerco.
It is estimated that the damage in this
s.ctlon will reach $500,000.
Tha worst damage wrought by the
storm was In Chcls.i and Everett, where.
It is believed. It will be several weeks bo
fore the tide gate on the Island End river
can be repaired and the flooded district re
Having escaped through the Snow
scantily clad and n-.uny of them bare
f jotcd, tho residents of the submerged sec
tion of Chelsa had to stand fur hours In
the blizzard waiting for wagons to take
them to sholttr. Hundreds of tha home
less were taken care of in relief Stations
t'stubllHlicd in public schools and churches.
No further damage resulted from the
tide lato last night. The water did not
rlso as high as in tho forenoon,
PITTSBURG, Dio. 27. After a night, pf
the greatest activity on the part of the
railroad officials trains east and west of
Pittsburg 011 main Hues were moving
slowly today. Although a light snow con
tinued to full and the roads were badly
congested through trains were straggling
Into the Union station here from thirty
minutes to clht hours lulo.
Branch lines throughout this district wero
out of commihiikm.
All efforts of the officials were directed
towards opening up through facilities, the
branch lined being temporarily absndontd.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2;. Little Incon
venience was felt in Washington toduy as
a result of the Christmas stoftfi beyond the
lato arrival of trains from the north with
belated ChrUtmas gifts and malls and the
presence In the city of four and one-half
inches of snow and Icy pavements.
Traffic conditions on the trunk Una rail
ways weru such that President Taft
thought It advisable to cancel engagements
In. New Vcrk which he had made for to
night, although little difficulty was ant.c
ipated by railroud officials In the move
ment of their trains northward today. In
fact, Washington escaped the full effect
of the storm. Struct railwsys aru running
on schedule time.
Hopeful conditions were held out this
morning by the authorities at the wrather
bureau who said tual the storm, which
began on Christmas eve had paused out to
se-4 off thv Maine coast and everything
seemed clear in the east.
Another disturbance, however, Is coming
from tha west and moving eastward, but
this, they say, will result In only a Utlla
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