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VOL. XLI-NO. 28.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 31, lill FIVE SECTIONS FOIiTY PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
FIRST BILLS ARE
Federal Grand Jury in Los Anjeles
Charges Conspiracy to Trans- '
ONLY THREE NAMES GIVEN OUT
Coming and Going in Omaha
AI1D SnOW HAVE
jksudti ms nr unrrr
Severe Cold Wave Stretches from
Canada on North to Texas
on the South.
EAST TO MISSISSIPPI RIVER
l .oWTSV ri . ' II 1 I I Th. "TK - 1 a) V -T
They Are Officers of Labor Unions,
Who Art at Once Arrested. '
f O.JL TVXITMOE HEADS THE LIST
Secretary of California Building
Trades is Much Surprised.
ACTION NOT EXPECTED SO SOON
Others Indicted Are J. E. Munsey
and Anton. Johannsen.
BONDS ARE FIXED AT $5,000
Jab Ilarrlman, Wko Will Act ns
Attorney (or Accnsed, la Trylnsr
Secure Bail Coart Ad
journs I'ntll Tnesdny.
LOS ANGELES, Dec. S0.-Olal A. TveU
moe, secretary-treasurer of the State
Building Trades Council; J. K. Munsey,
leader of the Salt Lake City union of
Btruotural Iron Workers, and Anton Jo.
hannsen, organizer .of the State Building
Trades Council, were Indicted today by
the federal Brand jury In connection with
the adleged national dynamite conspiracy.
IThelr arrests followed.
The three labor leaders who have been
here for some .time as witnesses In the
government 'dynamite probe were ax-,
rested In the witness room of the federal
building a few minutes after the Indict
menta were filed In Judge Chin Wellborn's
court. None of them expressed any sur
prise and when told by Deputy United
States Marshal Albert Blttell they were
under arrest for alleged complicity with
Si the Mc Samara brothers and were wanted
at once In the federal court thoy pro
ceeded there without a word.
Charge la Conspiracy.
The charge against the three labor
Peaders Is the general one of conspiracy
to transport dynamite in violation of the
federal state commerce laws. The true
bills under which the three were , taken
prisoners were but. a part of a , packet
containing an 'unknown number Of In
dictments. Deputy marshals were scut
out immediately and it was said that
other arrests were. Imminent, both here
and In 8a Francisco. ' '" ' -
Shortly after returning the Indictment
the grand jury adjourned until next Tues
Oscar LsYwler, the special prosecutor,
was not present when the true bills were
fUed in court and It was said that be had
gone east, probably with-County Olstrlot
Attorney John D. Fredericks, who left
for Indianapolis this morning at 10:30.
Fredericks took with him suitcases that
were supposed to contain evidence gath
ered for use In the MoNamara trial. Law
tor, however, was not with Fredericks
when the latter boarded the train.
United States District Attorney A. I.
MoCormick appeared In charge of the
dynamite cases and Job Barrlmaa. lata
socialist candidate for mayor, and his
asMlstsnt. J. 1L RyckmstfC were sum
moned by the ludieted men. Clarence S.
Darrow, formerly chief counsel for the
JIcNamaraa, bad been sent for, but had
(tot aji-ird. up to- noon.
: ' Indlotea Men, Snrprle
The sudden action of ;the grand Jury,
Coming a day after the special govern
ment prosecutor had declared there
would be no Indictments for a week or
ten days, if at all, had a visible effect
upon Tveluuoe. lie was pale when taken
Into the United States marshal's office,
but Johannsen and Munsey both ao-
cepted their situation with a smile.
"Who will you have . for your at
torneysf Johannsen was asked.
"Blamed If I know. We've had too
many attorneys already," he replied with
a laugh. "We have nothing to say." -
Tveltmoe replied to a question: "This
case will be tried In the federal court;
not In the newspapers. I wont talk."
Bail.' It was said,' bad been fixed at
$5,000 (or each man, and Attorney Karri
man, after a conference with the three
prisoners, left the federal building to
obtain the $15,000 cash or $30,000 property
security demanded by the government.
Judge Wellborn adjourned his court
until Tuesday, before tlarrlman had re
turned, ready to gtvw ball, and arrange
ments were made to have the prisoners
appear, either before United States Com
missioner Vandyke or Commissioner WIN
(Continued on Second Page.)
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Refused Invitation to Peace Banquet
Because Was Not Sure of Its
TREATIES HAVE WEAK POINTS
He Says la Their Preaeat Form They
Ar Hostile to the Honor aad .
Interests of the Amerl
NEW YORK, Dec 30. Why Theodore
Roosevelt will not' attend tho banquet to
night of the cltlxen's peace committee
with President Toft as guest of honor
was made publlo in detail today in cor
respondence between Mr. Roosevelt and
Millard J. Bloomer, executive secretary
of the committee. There are several let
ters from the former president in the
correspondence., the principal' one of
which was written on December S and is
In line with Mr. Roosevelt's editorial In
he current number of the Outlook.
"I cannot permit the use of my name
for that cltlSLMia peace banquet," the let
let reads, "simply . because I' do not
know what that banquet Is fur.' If It la
tnoant p overawe the senate and toroe
that body against its conscience to sup
port, tha- ubainened treaties ' which the
senate, committee on foreign relations,
has shown by nnanswerabia argument to
be hostile to the honor and Interest of
the Amerlcsn people, then I am not In
sympathy, with you.. For' instance, If
you propose, to support the arbitration
treaties then I think that you are merely
wrong, but that you are engaged In what
Is essentially an unworthy, and, however
unconsciously, a hypocritical move against
the ' Interest of peace and against . the
honor and Interest; of the United States
and civilisation. If you Intend to support
these treaties, however, with the amend
ments Introduced by Senators Root and
Lodge, then you are all tight because
you are supporting what Is not a very
important but . still - sincere effort to
mrke things a little better."
1 Treaties Shoals! Be Amended.
Mr. Roosevelt then reiterates what he
said yesterday -. in bis editorial that
"hyprocisy never pays" and detailed his
views why the unamended treaties should
not 'be supported.. Among ' the subjects
which Mr, Roosevelt said. he. believed
should not be arbitrated was the Monroe
doctrine, stats bond question, the right
of America to abrogate the - Russian
treaty of 1832 and the question of allowing
unlimited Asiatic Immigration 'to the
Mr. Roosevelt's letter then continues:
' "Now if you do not- believe that the
questions I have named should be arbi
trated, then you occupy an Improper and,
from the national- standpoint, dishonor
able position. If you desire to seo these
treaties ratified without amendment. Of
couras. If you do believe In arbitrating
all questions of national honor and In
terest, including the -Monroe doctrine,
the Jewish pasport quee'.lon, the im
migration of Asiatics and tlie question
of the state bonds, then you are Justified
in wishing to pass the unamended
treaties; although I think that in such
case you will occupy a very foolish and
unpatriotic position. But If you do not
believe In arbitrating these and similar
matters then you occupy a wholly In
defeneuible position In asking that we
pass In unamended form treaties which
unquestionably pledge up as a nation to
Hecelved Letter (rows Roosevelt..
Mr. Bloomer replied to this letter on
December 13, stating that the form of
invitation to the banquet had been
chanced so as not to include the ratifies
tloh of the proposed treaties, adding that
the banquet, in his opinion, ahould be a
demonstration for a broad, honeat peace
movement. To this Colonel Roosevelt
replied, under date, of December 16, in
part as foUows:
"As you state and understand the
movemtnt I am entirely In sympathy
I it,i It- That is, I am In favor of a
I broad, honest peace movement, in line
Alth the traditional policy of this country
I of good M and fair treatment for all
I the nations of mankind."
In replying to another letter of Mr.
; Bloomer,-written In answer to tha above,
colonel Roosevelt said:
"Unfortunately. It Is not possible for
me to accept auny Invitation of any kind
or aort; otherwise I would surely accept
Polls Will Prevent Disorder.
Twelve hundred lovers of peace have
signified their intention to attend the
peace banquet with President Taft as the
gunst of honor. Whether the diners will
endorse the Taft arbitration treatlea waa
the same unanswered question this morn
lug that has puszled the ptace promoters
several days ago when Colonel hoo.
valt made it known that be would de
tCuutluu4 tB fciecond, Tags.)
0. P. SHOPMEN REWARDED
Those Who Remain Despite Walkout
Get Half Month's Pay.
COMES AS NEW YEAR PRESENT
fixtra - s Sams Are Ineladed In
Pay Envelopes . Which Come.
' for the Month of De
cember. ; Several thousand shopmen on the Ilarrl
man system of "roads will be made happy
with the coming of the new year, for in
addition to holding, their positions, they
are being rewarded for. their loyalty to
the . companies by which they are em
ployed. . '
Everywhere on every road of the Ilarrl.
man system, every shop crew and gang
shop foreman and assistant foreman who
remained In the employe of their respec
tive companies when the labor difficulties
started some months ago. Is being re
warded by receiving, In addition to the
regular salary for December, a full half
month's pay. The rule applies at the
Qmaha .'and other shops on the Union
Pacific,, as well as elsewhere.
All Shops Affected.
At the Omaha shops there ara a large
number of men who receive the New
Year's present from the Union Pacific,
the extra ums being Included la the
December pay envelope.. The same is true
at Grand Island. Cheyenne v Larunle,
Green Rlrr and wherever Shops fcrs to
cated. In the roundhouses all or the
foremen and' assistant fdremea come In
under the same rule as bsa been applied
to the shopmen. ."
While no' figures' are 'given r.ut. It is
said that the money' given to shopmen on
the. Union" Paciffo alone, will amount to
manyi thousands of dollars. . . There are
few foremen who receive less than 1125
per mnth and many who ' draw from
$150 to 1175. ' ;
LOUP CITY MAN FILES'
FOR 'LAND COMMISSIONER
- (From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Dec. 30. (Speclal.)-WHbur
8. 'alJ$. Loup City filed today as a
republican candidate for commissioner of
publlo lands and buildings. Tills Is the
second filing for this office. C. C. Boslaw
of York, already being In the field. Mr.
Boslaw la the present deputy In the office.
3. C. Bassett of Gibbon is expected to
get formally in the running at an early
date. Mr. Walt was a member of 'the
Ix A. Varner of Sterling Is being men
tioned as a prospective republican-candidate
for lieutenant governor, though be
has made no filing or asked for papers
up to the present.
When asked concerning the report that
he would 'not be a candidate for re-eleo-
tlon as railway commissioner, H. J.
Wlnnett said that any statements re
garding ' the matter were entirely un
authorised. Whether or not he would
be a candidate he would not say.
BUILDING INTENDED TO BE
COURT HOUSE TO BE BREWERY
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN. Neb., Dec 80. (Special. )-If
the owners can give, title, the building
which was erected to be used as a court
house by Dakota county In South Sioux
City will become a brewery. Frank
Kruger Is tha prospective purchaser. The
building, was erected by John Moan, tu.
C. Palmer. Frank Hunt and C. D. Smiley.
It was proposed to move the county seat
from Dakota City and donate the building
to the county. AU seemed to be going
well with the projectors until th point
was raised that possibly the donation of
the building might be construed ' under
the law as a bribe. The supreme court
so held and with the decision the hopes
of South Sioux City went glimmering.
The structure has been vacant practically
all the time since it waa put up, but In
caaa the title 'is good the brewing com
pany will take It over and convert It into
a brewery. . , .
MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR
VICTIMS OF THEATER FIRE
CHICAOO, Dec. 80. The eighth annual
memorial services for the hundreds who
perished December (0. litis. In the Iroquois
theater here was held today in tho
Iroquois Memorial hospital, which Is
maintained by an association formed To
perpetuate the memory of the martyred
dead who sacrificed (heir Uvea on the
altar of future public safety."
A bronse tsblet by Lorado Taft wss
unveiled by Miss Maud W. Jackson.
Over a tabulated list of names of the
victims of the fire Mr. Taft modelled a
symbolic figure of sympathy with pro
tecting arms spread about helpless little
ones clustered at her feet- The figure Is
la bs re) let
" PAH - lUtti
There is No Doubt of Action of Con
vention Called by Peace Con
f orence at Shanghai. '
PLANS FOR GATHERING MADE
Convention Will Consist of Siity
Sls: . Delegates, Three from
Bach Section of the
WASHINGTON. Deo. 30,-Any doubt
here as to the complete triumph of the
republican element In China was dissi
pated today by the receipt of a cable
gram from an unofficial, but reliable,
source In Shanghai, stating that the mem.
bers of the peace commission have
adopted rules and plans for tha govern
ment on the national assembly which
apparently Insures republican suocess.
SHANGHAI, Dec. SO. The composition
of the Chinese 'national convention sug
gested by Premier Yuan Shi Kal and ac
cepted by the Imperial oourt at Peking
to settle the future form of government
In China was decided today during the
session of the peace conference. Each,
et the eighteen provinces of China proper
will, according to the scheme adopted,
form one section; Inner' and outer Mon
golia wlia each compose one section and
eastern and western Tibet also one sec
tion eaoli. '
Each section is to be entitled to elect
and send three delegates to the confer
ence. Each section is to exercise three
votes in the conference, even If the full
delegation from the section is not pres
The delegates are to be summoned to
attend by telegraph, partly In the name
of the provisional republican government
and partly In the name of tha Manchu
government The Manchus will issue me
summonses In the northern provinces and
also In Manchuria and In Chinese
Turkestan, while the republicans will call
tho delegates together from ths southern
provinces. Both parties will Join In sum
moning the delegates from Mongolia and
As soon as delegates representing three-
fourths of the total number of sections
have gathered business will be com
Preparations for Inaaa-aratlon.
Preparations are being made for an
Impressive Inaugural ceremony on the oc
casion of the restoration of Nanking as
the capital of China. Dr. Sun Yat Sen
on his arrival there probably will Issue
a proclamation and hold a review of
several thousand troops. The garrison
has been heavily reinforced today. Five
transports disembarked rebel troops from
Canton this morning.
Within the last five days wholesale
queue cutting has been going on through
out Nanking, the soldiers indiscrimin
ately shearing the' merchants snd coolies.
The cutting has been accepted generally
In a spirit of good nature, but in many
cases pitiful scenes have occurred. Other
wise Nanking la quite orderly.
Dr. Sun Tat Sen Informed the Asso
ciated Press that the plans for a mill
tary government were nearly completed,
but that they would not 'be announced
until approved by the cabinet. A strong
central government is to be organised
with a parliament representative of the
people. Each province will elect Its own
governor. Both army and navy will be
national and, together with the finances.
will be controlled by parliament. The
fiscal system will be readjusted on mod
ern methods and Intercommunication by
railways and roads will be pushed on
rapidly as possible.
J. Pierpont Morgan
Sails folr Egypt
NEW YORK. Dec. 80. J. Pierpont Mor
gan sailed today for his annual vacation
abroad and this time the banker proposes
to visit Egypt. Mr. Morgan does not
leave oil his vacation until later in the
season and his early departure guve rise
to reports that he was gradually giving
up close connection to business. The
banker is not expected to return here
for at least three or four months.
PIONEER WOMAN EDITOR
DIES AT COLUMBUS, KAN.
COLUMBUS, Kan.. Dec. SO.-Mrs.
Nanette Allison, who as Nanette Martlen
was widely known as a Missouri educa
tor through three decades and who later
attracted national attention aa the only
democratic woman newspaper editor In
Kansas, died hers today from burns re
ceived while lighting a gast stove. She
was 7 years old and was ths daughter
of Dr. James Martlen, an early day
physician of Et Loula-
- BOY " BANQUETS
SIX ARE KILLED WRECK
s in 1 .
Westbound Oregonian Derailed' Near
: Sharon, North 'Dakota. .
MORE THAN SCORE INJURED
Dlnlasr Car Takes Fire and Man and
Woman Born to Death Intense
Cold Adds to Suffering! of
SHARON. N. V.. Dec. 80,-Slx persons
were killed and more than a score were
Injured In a wreck of the Oregonlafl, the
Great Northern's Paclflo coast train,
three miles south of here today.
Of the dead three were burled In the
wreckago and another expired on the way
to a hospital.
Two persons, believed to have been hus
band and wife, were burned In full sight
of thoss who sought to rescue them, but
were helpless to render aid. They ap
peared not serloualy Injured at first, but
were held down by a steel beam statll
flames enveloped them.
List of dead: -
MICHAEL MAHONET, Great Northern
brakeman; burned to. death, en route
home at Havre, Mont.
JOHKl'H MOHKH, St. raul, . cook In
dining car. ,
L. i Xl IK, Ft. Paul. 000k In diner.
TWO UNIDENTIFIED, believed to be
hiiNhand and wife.
TWO-YEA R-Ol,D CHILD of Mr. and
Mrs. J. Bailey, Bottineau, N. D.
Injured. - '
MIm V.ra TlAltB. ' Ah.vaniltHa. Minn
badly cut and body bruised.
T. M. Crnwiittr. nonducTtor rf train.
Hans Patterson, Tracy, Minn., ihree
rllm broken and internal Injuries,
Mrs. Nellie Frank. Chlcaao: suralns
JaitiM Riley, dlstonated shoulder.
Frank Kimball. Mason Pit v. la., snlne
. Cansed by Break of RalV
ANETA, N. ,D.. Dec. 80. -Thrown. Into
the ditch by a broken rail, train No. 3,
known aa the"Oregonlan" on the Oreat
Northern, .killed at least six persons
and Injured a score of others early tpday,
two and a half miles south of Sharon,
The heavy locomotive. It appears, broke
one rail, hurling the cars from the track
and into tha ditch. General Manager
Umber's car and the observation car
were saved on account of being at the
rear of the train. The Oregonlan left
St. Paul last night and was due through
Sharon at about : o'clock. The ac
cident occurred a few minutes before that
The first search for bodies revealed
three dead under one of the Pullmans,
and the groans and moaning of the in
jured pinioned under the wreck Indicated
that many others were in a serious plight
Officials who wsre In Genersd Man
ager ember's car ordered the engineer
to cut loose from the train and run to
Sharon for aid. At the same time mes
sengers were sent to Devil's Lake, Fin
Icy and Castleton for assistanos. . Half
an hour later a special train brought
surgeons and nurses from Devil's 1 Lake
and the local train brought outers from
Bodies Arm Cremated.
In the meantime the wreckage had
caught fire. The officials hod given or.
ders to not try to extricate the bodies
until the injured had been cared for and
the fire burned so briskly that tue bodies
were cremated before any definite identi
fication could be made. A oolored cook,
whose name could not be learned, was
dragged from the wreckage. He died as
he was being carried to one of the cars
for inedicsi aid.
The destruction waa so thorough that
many Were pinioned under heavy beaina
and the fire started so quickly that the
uninjured had Ilttje opportunity to assist.
Many of the Injured dragged themselves
through the snow, leaving a trail of blood.
Parts of bodies w-re scattered for hun
dreds of feet. live of the seriously In
jured ere rushe.1 to Finley and cared
for In private homes.
In spite of the fire, which served to
Civs warmth to many of the victims. It
died down so quickly that all of the pas
sengers suffered Intensely from the cold.
The thermometer registered 13 below and
the wind blew hard.
Boy Thrown from
Train is Identified
OREELY, Colo.. Deo. SO.-Mystery
which surrounds the Identity of a boy
who waa picked up near here Sunday
nearly froxen, after he had been thrown
from a freight train has been solved. To
day .the boy broke his silence and gave
his name as Russell Reed of Bhelblna,
Mo., and stated that his mother's name Is
Mrs. Rena Taylor.
The boy, who Is about 18 years old
said he came west to see a cowboy. Last
week, he went from his home to Cjulncy,
111. . He lost his overcoat there, but un
deterred by the cold, he boarded a train
MARKS CASE IS
Night Session of Court Held to
Enable Attorneys to Finish
POLICE JUDGE ON THE STAND
Snyder Testifies that Mnbrsy At
tempted to Bell Aatontonlle to
Him at Same Price Asked
Tha Benjamin Marks case was given
to the Jury last night, a night session of
the district court at Counoil Bluffs be
ing held to permit the attorneys to con
clude their arguments.
Contrary to general expectation Attor
ney General Cosson did not Introduoe
any evidence yesterday In rebuttal
although he had reserved the right to do
so. The stale also had reserved this
right and called one witness, Polloe
Judge 8. B. Bnydor, He wss asked re
garding an attempt by Mabray to sell
him his automobile in the autumn of
WOb, to confirm the testimony, of Marks
that Mabray s visits to his bouse at that
time ware to sell this machine.
Judge Bnydor said Mabray tried to
oil him the hia.-hlne at a pvtoe subatan-
tlall' the seme as testified to by Mr,
and Mrs. Marks, Judge Snyder thought
this had occurred about the time of the
newspaper publications giving first pub
licity to the work of ths gang.
With this testimony before the Jury
both sides rested, and Harvey O. Ouren,
assistant county attorney at Council
Bluffs, made tho opening address to the
County Attorney Capell Is no longer
taking part In the prosecution.
Mr. Organ opened for the defense
shortly befors noon and concluded about
1:10. Seldom permitting his voice to rise
much above a conversational ' tone, he
proceeded with an analysis of the evl
dence. Mabray, as the arch orlmtnal,
many times Indicted and self-accused of
nearly every form of crime short of mur
der, was held as the central figure In the
case. His admitted perjury and constant
lying were contrasted with evidence sub
mlttod for the defense by men of mm-
Ity. Mabray'a opsratlons In all parts of
the United States were pictured.
Mr. Organ's contention throughout was
that Mabray'a testimony was the only
evidence upon which conviction of Marks
could be secured.
The oourt room was densely packed
throughout tha day, and when Mr. Mitch'
ell began the final argument for the de
fense many at the door struggled
to get In.
The lenlenoy shown Mabray, exemplified
by his sumptuous apartments In high
class hotels all of the time he has been
in the state's control was sharply crltl
In both of the speeches Mr. Cosson waa
twitted about the political aspects of the
Mr. Cosson did not begin his speed:
until after supper. He announood to
friends In advance that it was to be tho
effort of his lifs.
Assistant County Attorney Curren said
last night that Mabray'a admissions on
the stand Included the conspiracy charge
upon whloh Marks was tried and that he
would have to take a sentence to the
state prison that would give hint at least
three more years..
Metal Output of
Alaska is Growing
WASHINGTON. Dec SO.-Mlnlng actlv
Itles In Alaska, with the exception o
coal, are showing a large advance aa
cording to estimates by the United States
geological survey, which give the total
of the territory's mineral production fur
1911 as 1,,370,000. Of this amount 117,
100,000 was gold as against a gold pro
ductlon last year of l.ns,74.
This year Alaska produced 22,900,000
pounds of copper, more than five times
ths output In 1310. The coat, silver, tin.
marble and gypsum mined during the
year wss valued at only 'J90,0U0.
Of the total value of Alaska's mineral
production since UDO when mining began
which total la A. 000,000 the gold product
was $lM,suO,0U. Since copper mining in
Alaska began ten years ago M.1V0,
pounds have been taken out, 0 per cent
of this being this year.
WIDENER WILL BE CAREFUL
OF STRAY DOGS HENCEFORTH
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, Deo. 80. (Special.) "Billy"
Wldener, a university student, must pay
115 damages to 8. P. Warford because a
stray dog which followed Wldener home
when he was out hunting bit the afore
said Warford when he attempted to enter
a Uem where tho dug had taken up
Twenty-Six Below Zero Reported at
South Dakota Points,
FOUR BELOW RECORDED HERE
Trains Are Delayed in Western'
Nebraska and Kansas.
DEATH FROM COLD IN KANSAS
Black Hills Seems to Be Coldest
Spot South of Canada.
LOWER MERCURY IS PREDICTED
Weather Forecaster at Omaha Saya
Today Will Seo Farther Drop
Billiard Is Moving to the
With snow falling over tha central
and southwest from the Texas Pan
handle to the Dakotaa, the thermometer .
esrly yesterday registered In eaatern Ne
braska, . the Dskotas and Kansas and
northwestern Missouri a fan from 18 to
M degrees since the day before. The cold
wave and snow was central In the south
west and was moving toward the Missis
sippi valley. Driving snow In western,
Kansas and Nebraska, delayed train
service and caused much suffering among
Temperatures ranged from 20 below in
South Dakota to IS above at Oklahoma
At Omaha the mercury stood at 4 be-
low; at North Platte, 6 below; at Dodge
City and Concordia, Kan., aero; at Des
Moines, is; at Kansas City. 15; at Wichita,
Kan., and Amarlllo, Tex., Heavy rains
fell In Arkansas and Louisiana.
One Death Reported.
Ths only death reporteu as a result of
the cold was near Fowler. Kan., where
W. D. Nlfton, a farmer, found the body
ot his wife hurled In a snowdrift protect
ing her S-year-old son wttb her body. The
boy msy live. Mrs. Nlfton lost her way .
In returning home from a rural school
where she taught '
Drifting now and low temperatures In
western Kas caused suffering among
stock and considerable trouble on rail
roads. Tin Union Paclflq lines In western
Kansas were drUteQ.
Running Ice In the Mississippi Interfered
slightly with navigation. Considerable
ioe was also reported on the Missouri.
Dispatches from points In Canada told
of temperatures varying from HO to 43
degrees below sero, the latter temperature
being recorded at Prince Albert
Itallroael Travel Impeded.
Light snow fell all over Nebraska Fri
day night and most of Saturday, rroni
the central portion of the state west the,
storm took on the proportions ot a bill
iard, a strong northwest wind prevailing.
Snow drifted heavily and railroad travel
was seriously Impeded. . Thermometers
marked from 19 above to III below, Loup
City reporting the lowest temperature.
From the central portion ut the stute
as fsr as eastern Iowa there were scat
tering snow flurries, with Umperatur
from SO above to S below. "
Even down la Kansas conditions war
extremely bUszordous. Snow fell durlug
a greater portion of Friday night and
the thermometer markings were as low
as 10 below scro. In many localities tit
wind drifted the snow, filling euts aud.
delaying trains. '
lleports received by the railroad that
extend into the northwest Indicate that
the Storm Is ' widespread and likely to
continue well Into today.
At Bhoridun Friday night ths meiour
got down to ti degrees below sere) at
Newcastle, 80, and t Crew Agency, It,
Some of the low temperatures reoordeil
In Nebraska were: O'Neill, I; Grand
Island, C; North Platte, 10; Greeley Cen
ter, lo; Bur well, 14; Loup City, II; Chad
Intena Cold la Ulaost Hills.
All through ths Black Hills oountry tha
cold la tntause aud from one to three
feet of snow covering the ground. Ther
Is little wind, but during the last thirty
six hours tha nteruury has been seek
ing to make a record. Dead wood reports
24, Whitewood 2s, and Rapid City SO de
At Rawlins Friday night ths mercury
reached 10 below and IS at Cheyenne.
At Eckley, Colo., it waa 1J degrees he-'
low, while at Benk Ionian. Neb., the first
station east It was S degrees above, a
difference of SI degrees in a distance et
twelve miles. -
Animals Snfferlnw In Colorado.
DENVKll, Dec. 80. Below sero weather,
In some inatanoea aa many ss 14 degrees
below. Is reported from many section ot
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