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HOOKED FOR FRAUD
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Paul Rr-ilieski, resigned deputy com
" rnissioWr .r public works; Michael II.
MoOVer), wealthy contractor who
ha "had many lilx rlty contractu, invl
tittle city officials anil employes of
McQovern were Indicted ly the nuid
Jury In Chicago Thursday.
The men are charged with conspir
ncy to defraud the city of $251,000. ac
cording the sum mentioned In the true
The Indictment on thin charge came
as a complete surprise, as It was be
lieved the alleged frauds Involved only
about S4 5,000 In the so-called "shell
rock" scandal. The men Indicted be
sides Redieski and JIcGovern were:
Otto Nlehoff. secretary to MeOovern:
Max Lnndsuth, former Biiperinteiul
ent for McGovern; George Moore,
foreman for McGovern; Ralph llon
nell, resigned assistant rlty engineer:
John C. Parks, assistant city engineer;
Robert Green, a foreman for McGov
ern; Richard Burk, John McNIeholas
and Joseph Maher, city ins)ectors In
the engineer's department.
The indie ted men are specifically ac
cused of conspiring to defraud the city
by, laying only one-sixth of the con
crete and brick work called for In the
contract for the construction of sec
tion N of the I,awrence avenue tun
nel, ' Kvldenep concerning the alleged
$227,000 fraud on which the Indict
ment was based was not brought out
by the commission. In the indictment
the men are charged with trying to ob
tain nine warrants for the payment of
25 4,000 by the city of Chicago.
Redleske displayed little emotion
when he was told hehad been indicted,
and later furnished the $20,000 bond
required from him. JIcGovern was al
so held in f $0,000 bouse. "" " - .
SWiNDl.K MAY BE t'XCOYEHi:i.
Insurance ('oiupanicH Arc Hollered to
Have Been Robbed.
"I believe this investigation now un
der way will unearth the biggest swin
dle in the insurance line ever exposed
west of New York," said State Insur
ance Commissioner Bell, of Kentucky.
Thursday, a he took up the case of
Walter 15. Rider, of Louisville, a team
ster, who died January 4 and whose
tody Was exhumed Wednesday by the
coroner on the request of certain In
The death certificate Indicated that
Rider died of intestinal trouble, but It
is reported that the autopsy, which
began today, showed a large portion of
the lung eaten away, supposedly by
Commissioner Cell has taken up the
case on the request of life insurance
companies in Indiana and Tennessee,
who are said to be large losers by rea
son of "grave yard swindles."
These companies, which It is alleged
have already paid $10,000 on policies
Issued In the Rider case, are excluded
from business in this state, yet. it Is
said, have carried on a large business
In, Kentucky through an agency at
AHany, Ind., across the river from
The scheme worked on the compa
nies Issuing the policy to men virtual
ly in the shadow of the grave after
having examined a man of athletlt
build who was represented as the a p.
Express Ttobbcrlc-H I'ncartlicd.
Union Pacific detectives claim tc
have unearthed a long series of rob
beries of baggage, express and United
States matl at Cheyenne, Wyo. C. K.
Olson, a baggageman, and L. II. Sam
Ile, an expressman, are under arrest
and -other employes are held pending
an investigation by the postofllce in
spectors. The proposition to change the mu
nicipal government of Watertown, S.
1)., to the commission plan wag re
jected Thursday by 66 votes. About
one-half of the registered vote wa
Editor Iluvcn Dead.
Albert R. Haven, editor of the
Rochester, N. Y., Union and Advertis
er, died Thursday, aged 59 years. He
was a dramatist and wrote several
Sioux City I jive Stock Market.
Thursday's quotations on the Sioux
City live stock market follow: Top
beeves, $5.30. Top hogs, $8.10.
11. -Ill for a Chicago' Murder.
A negro named Robertson was ar
rested In Louisville. Ky., Thursday,
suspected of the murder of Mrs. Jen
nie Cleghorn, the woman whose head
lens body was found In a resort in
(Thlcugo last week.
The elections to the Norwegian
northing have been adverse to tht
ministry, premier Knudson Friday
submitted to the king the resignation!
of the cabinet.
l-KAVKS lll'IN iu:ijm.
Big Flood in r'rnnee Slg Xo Al,0.
At 1 o'clock Thijay morning the
water In the Selr,. w ,.,, rnp,dlv
and had reached lo wlthln a few m.h.
es of the parnpot f the UUHy nt the
Louvre. Pn,,!,, The ood tnre!Uenea
momentary to inundate the sculpture
gallery -where are kept the Venus of
M,' and other priceless art treasures.
Tte danger of the Louvre is In
""ased by the presence at this point
r a bijr sewer which It is feared will
burst. A gang of masons was hurried
ly assembled and worked under
high pressure in the glare of flaring
glass lamps, building up a concrete
will to keep out the water.
The subway station at Percy col
lapsed with a terrific roar early
Thursday morning, nearly carrying to
ruin a nearby police station, in which
a number of flood sufferers had sought
The yellow water boiled through the
chasm and swept all before it. Forty
houses in the vicinity had to be evac
uated, storekeepers therein abandon
ing everything. As the gas mains
burst when the station collapsed dark
ness added to the terror of the peo
ple. Late dispatches from the provinces
bring a ray of hope. Theso Indicate
that the situation there has improved
and that the floods have at length
reached their crest. The affluents of
the Seine are even beginning to show
a tendency to drop. The Rhone and
Aone rivers, however, are still rising.
Reports of villages submerged and
people absolutely without food are
reaching Paris constantly. St. Lau
rent is flooded and the people' are
without drinkink water.
At Chalons sur Marne a score of
houses have fallen In. and many peo
ple are homeless. At Sevres the fa
mous government porcelalne factory
is completely surrounded by the flood.
INQUIRY XOW IV I'CI.L SWING
National Packing Company Is Object
' of First Attack.
The federal grand iurv nt ri,i.,n
Wednesday began the investigation of
the alleged methods of the "beef
The first witness called was C. C.
Snow, secretary and treasurer of the
National Packing company.
The report that the National Pack
ing company 'would be the object of
the first attack by United States Dis
trict Attorney Edwin W. Sims and his
assistants was verified when Mr.
Snow was taken into the Jury room.
About ' thirty ' subpoenas already
have been served In the offices of the
National Pnntdnar Avinns 4 - ,
...n i.niiiiaiij, IMUlir
& Co., Swift & Co. and Morris C.
They were all served secretly and
neither the government nor the pack
ers would divulge the identity of those
subpoenaed. It Is said the secrecy
was to prevent a general exodus of the
Copper Property to lie Merged.
Formal announcement bearing on a
merger of the Butte copper proper
ties was made Wednesday afternoon
by the Anaconda Copper company.
The stock of the Anaconda company
is to be increased to facilitate the
Rudd Srnt to Penltontlury.
Marshal Rudd, of Carml, 111., a ne
gro, who shot and killed Mrs. Ann
Bolerjack, an aged woman, was Wed
nesday found guilty of manslaughter
and received an indeterminate sen
tence to the penitentiary. Rudd Baid
the killing was accidental.
Prof. Vaughn Inquiry Stops.
Investigation by the Adair county.
Mo., grand Jury Into the death of
Prof. J. T. Vaughn has ceased. Judge
Shelton has ruled that the only person
who can order the exhumation of the
body of Prof. Vaughn, which Is buried
in Monroe county, is the coroner of
Hargls Must Serve Sentence.
Beach Hargis, of Lexington, Ky
must serve his sentence of life impris
onment for the murder of his father,
James Hargis, the feudist, according
to a finding handed down by the Ken
tucky court of appeals at Frankfort
Joplln Goes Wet.
By a majority of 814 In a total vote
of 6,504, prohibition was defeated In
u local option election at Joplin, Mo.,
Thursday after a bitter campaign.
Women and children took an Impor
tana part In the campaign, marching
und singing In the street.
Planter Ak Protection.
Julian Lamakin, a planter of Co
lumbia county, Ga., hus appealed to
the authorities for the protection of
his prperty, following the shooting
to death of a negro on his plantation
by a band of masked men Monday
Supply of Cotton.
Census reports show the total supply
of cotton for the four months' period
ending December 31 to have been 10,
711,464 running bales.
Germany to Reject Our Request.
The reply of the foreign office to
the request of the United States that
the application of Germany's general
tariff to American Imports be deferred
until Murch 31, is understood to be a
non-acceptance of the suggestion for
Town Wiped Out by Fire.
The business center of Duke, Okla.,
a town of 00 persons, was wiped out
by a lire Wednesday. Loss, $85,000.
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11-EPHlMTjT I MEET T WASTmrnTm I limrnwrnn e7.
Seattle Man Would Iwr- Alaskan
A new and somewhat sensallona'
factor appeared ruddcr.ly Tuesday t'
add Intensity to the Hlready m:fiK-i-nt-ly
excited situation over the Alaska
coal lands, on the eve of the Itullinuer
Plnchot Investigation, which largely
concerns that question. John K. lial-
lalne, of Seattle, said to be the largest
Individual property owner In Alaska
made a proposition In writing to the
senate committee on territories, of
which Senator Beverldge, of Indiana,
Is chairman, offering to the govern
ment a royalty of 60 cents a ton of
coal mined for the lease of 6,000 acres
of some of th.e choicest coal lands In
Alaska, in the Katalla and Matanska
districts. Such n tonnage royalty
would net to the government. Mr. l'.al
lalne claims, amounts as high ok $2,-
000,000 per hundred acres.
This proposal contemplates a radi
cal departure from past practices la
the government's disposal of the Alas
ka coal lands, and It comes avowedly
to do battle with another proposition
embodied In a bill, which has been
prepared, but not yet introduced, de
signed to permit the Hale or lease of
such lands at $10 per acre.
It Is said that the general features
of the plan have the approval of of
ficials high in the adinlrlRtrativn. or
Influential members of both houses of
congress, including some of the prom
inent insurgent republicans, and Dele
gates Wickersham, of Alaska. '
Mr. Ballalne, In his letter to Senator
Beverldge offers to enter Into a bond
of $1,000,000 with the government for
k.h,e performance of his part of the
agreement which lie proposes, and he
makes the charge that "other Inter
ests" have now at work In Washing
ton a lobby "headed by a former
United States senator" In support of
the bill referred to above, under
whose provisions, he declares, the
government would extend an uncondi
tional guarantee to a railroad or rail
roads which these Interests propose
to build In Alaska and would virtually
donate to them $10 per acre on one or
more tracts of 6,000 acres to be select
ed by them.
Tl'CKFH 1.F.AVF.S $.-iO,000.
Miss LoMoia Muy IScr-onic Sole Heir to
Sluln Father's l-Malc.
Celeste Marie LeMoin, the youiiK
daughter of Charles O. Tucker, may
become tin sole liclr to her futhor's
estate of more than $50,000. Tucker
and Miss Bunkelman were found Blaln
in a. htel apartment ut Seattle.
Tucker's father, mother and broth
er live at North Pharsalla. N. Y., and
c: c..i- t il to lay ):iv-;ii to the pnv
Tucker always admitted the patVr
nity of Celeste and Influential persons
there familiar with the pitiful story of
the g'rl's mother. Loralne LeMoin
who, it Is said, ran away with Tucker
from a St. LoaiIs convent school and
gave him her fortune of $20,000, will
endeavor to g't the estate for the lit
Tucker left no will.
EXPENSE REPORT FILED.
Cost of York State's Participation In
Seattle Show Is $107,80(1.85.
It cost New York state $107.86G.85
for Its participation In the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific
exposition, according to
a report filed with the legislature
"It was clearly to New York's inter
est to have been represented at the
exposition," says the report, "and the
high regard which was felt for New
York through the northwest section
was increased and intensified by her
generous participation In the official,
social and exhib't features of the
CheuiH-r Car Fure.
The franchises of seven of the most
productive street car lines in Cleve
land expired Tuesday, but the lines
will continue In operation. The fare
has been reduced from 6 cents to 3
To Move In Colorado.
The Colorado State Federation ot
Labor Tuesday adopted resolutions to
boycott meat, it Is estimated that
50,000 men In that state will Join the
Opposed In Oakland, Cal.
Declaring that a boycott would hurt
only the farmer and retailer, the Cen
tral Labor council of Oakland. Cul.,
Monday night refused to pass a reso
lutlon of boycott on meat and eggs.
Hunt for a Negro.
I yen a Adams, a 10-year-old school
girl of Hot Springs, Ark., was attacked
by an unidentified negro Tuesday, who
escaped. A posse was hastily organ
ized and it Is believed the negro will
be lynched if captured.
Fairbanks In Naples.
Charles W. Fairbanks, former vice
pfesldent, arrived In Naples Wednes
day from Constantinople. Mr. Fair
banks' has been asked to speak at
Rome on Lincoln's birthday.
$lfi2,()0 to Charity,
Charitable and educational Institu
tions received gifts amounting to
$162,000 In the will of Francis Cur
tiss, of Chicago, which was filed in
John W. Daniel, of Lynchburg. Vn.,
was Tuesday formally re-elected by
the general assembly of Virginia to
the United States senate. It is hit
fifth elect to that position.
NED., FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 1910.
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Doings i' the Week I.
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NELSON COl Pl.l: vi:i TWICE.
Judge Tics Knot Wlicn They TliinU Ho
Is Giving Tlieiu License.
It became known i-t Xelaon Tuesday
t!iat George S. Woiabacher and Miss
Mary Hofstetter, it couple from Ijiw-l-ence.
Neb., Were married several days
without being aware of It. These
young people, wIm)i!uk to be married
by the priest of the local church,
learned upon Inquiry that It was nec
essary to get a license from the county
court. They accordingly went to that
official at Nelson, and Informed him
of their desire to become one. lie,
understanding they wished him to tie
the knot, Issued the' necessary license,
had them stand up, Join hands and
married them. le then made out the
usual marriage certificate, took the
usual fee, congratulated the couple
and sent them on their way man und
w'fe, although the unsuspecting cou
ple thought all this was
merely the necessary form re
quired to get a license. A
few days later, before the date set for
the church wedding, the grooirt hand
ed what he supposed was his marriage
license to the priest, who on looking
It over discovered to the surprise 'of
nil that It was a marriage certificate.
The regular church wedding was
celebrated, nevertheless, at the ap
AGRICULTURE IN SCHOOLS.
CominlttiH'or County SuK-rlntcntlcnts
Seeking Opinions from Educators.
A committee composed of County
Superintendents Hurris. Willis. Mat
zen, Pilzer and Brudenberg, has issued
a circular letter to all county superin
tendents asking for suggestions for
voting- agricultural education In the
public schools of Nebraska. The re
plies will be compiled and sifted down
for a report to the next convention of
the State Teachers' association.
In a brief compendium of present
secondary agricultural education In
the United States the committee gives
the following information: Congres
sional jigrioultilfai high . schools , for
largo districts have been established In
Minnesota, Alabumu, Virginia, New
York, Illinois, Oklahoma. Arkansas
und California. County ugric ullurnl
high schools have been established In
Wisconsin, Maryland, Mississippi. Ok
lahoma and other states. Tho teaching
of .agriculture In rural schools is com
pulsory In Texas, Oklahoma and West
TKAMPLKD BY HOUSES.
Farmer Near Pierce Is Seriously
J a red.
Herman Drueger, a farmer living on
the Ernest Fisher furm, ten miles
northeast of Pierce, was Injured seri
ously Sunday noon by being trambled
by a team of heavy horses. He was in
the barn harnessing the team when he
in some manner stumbled and fell un
der the animals' feet.
The injured niun remembers noth
ing after his fall, but was found luter
by members of the family under the
horses in an unconscious condition. He
was carried to the house and a physi
cian called, who found Mr. Draeger to
be suffering from four broken ribs on
the right side and internal injuries
that It Is feared may prove fatal.
OLD POSTMASTEH ItESIGNS.
Thomas Hunter, of Wakefield, Says He
Has Served Long Enough.
Thomas Hunter, for 32 years post
master at Wakefield, will relinquish
his office February 6. He is not a can
didate for reappointment, as he feels
he has served the government about
long enough for a man 75 years old.
Mr. Hunter Is one of the pioneers of
Nebraska. Ill was a member of the
state constitutional convention and
published the first paper In Wayne
county, the Wayne- County Itevlew.
The postoffiie inspectors of this part
of the country all bear witness that
during his entire service as postmuster
Mr. Thomas has proven to be one of
the best In the state.
Funeral of Senator Mli-liener.
The funeral of ex-Senator N. S.
Mlchener took place at the Methodist
church In Osceola, Tuesday forenoon
and the body was laid at rest In lilue
Ridge cemetery, ten miles southeast
of Osceola. The deceased was one of
the best known men In the county and
leaves a large family and many
Itcqiilslllon for Albert Miles.
Albert Miles, charged with stealln -$4il
from his landlady, Susie James, ol
Omaha, will be brought back from
Kansas City to stand trial for his al
leged crime. It Is charged that Mile
took the money from a little bank.
New X. X. t. Company.
Adjt. Gen Hartigan went to Blair
Wednesday morning to muster In a
company of the Nutional Guurd re
cently organized there.
Yates Adams, a farmer living near
Plckrell, who sustulned a fractured
skull recently by a tree fulllnn on
him while he was working In the tim
ber on his farm, is dead. He was is
years of age and U-uves a widow and
"ATM HOI SE TRAGEDY.
cnccr. la.. Giooiii-i.i-ISc May Not
Recover from Injuries.
G. orr- I. Conch, fell find fractured
ills skull while In the cooling room of
a Turkish bathhouse in Omaha Sun
day night. i,iu w. Clawson. the
woman he was with all Saturday af
ternoon and who maintains thut she
aJ Couch were to have been" mar
ried, was for several weeks the pro
prietor of a hathouse. but sold out re
cently. she j,;iy,M, to h: r,.of , mnPry
Couch and return with him to his
home at Spencer, la., where she Insists
he owns several farms. She says that
she has resided In Sioux City, but nev
er had an;,- connection with a bnth
establishment there. Couch was olive
Tuesday morning, hut is liot ex
pected to recover .
A special from Spencer. In., hovs
George II. Couch, who was hurt on
the eve ot bin wedding In Omaha, In
not known there.
LINCOLN OTKs ON SALOONS.
Petitions In Circulation to Bring; Que.
tlou Up ut Early lnto.
Within a khort time a net it Ion will
be tiled with the city clerk asking for
n special election- to decide whether
Lincoln shall have saloons. Petitions
have been In circulation for several
days and those having the mutter In
charge say they have :i,500 signers,
with the promise that many who
would not sii-n would vote for a wet
town. The election will be culled for
some time In the early part of April,
which will give the Russluns who leave
in the springtime lor the beet fields
an opportunity to vote. It is possible
that these people will have the bal
ance of power In the election. The
election will be one of the hardest
fought ever pulled off In the city.
Father Orders Arrest of Couple W Jien
Clerk Phones Him for Consent.
Fred Hugo, nged 27. and Miss Itose
Toide, wgetl 10. both of Uerlin, tried to
elope, and came to Nebraska City to
secure a marriage license. The clerk
'r the county court tclenhi nert the
father of the girl for his cobsent to
their marriage, and he ordered their
arrest and detention until he arrived
urn uiey muue their escape, taking a
train to Auburn, whero they were ar
rested. The father went there and
brought the daughter back and re
fused to prosecute the man, who was a
neighbor. The young people promise
to outwit the parents and get mar
rled. lloth are mcmlwrs of leading
families of that part of the courty.
It ELK'S lU'HNEI).
Chest Dumped Into Itoston Harbor
lesti-oyd nt Broken How.
One of the finest private stamp and
curio collections in the state was de
stroyed when the court house burned
at Itroken How recently. The collec
tion belonged to Clerk of the District
Court George Malr. and was worth, at
a rough eBtlniute, $1,600. Mr. Malr
has been about forty yeurs In making
the collection and had stumps and
relics from all parts of the world.
Other curios that went with the ill
fated building were valuable Indian
relics, nutogruph letters, political
badges and tickets from the time of
Lincoln, and the most valuable of all.
one of the original sheetlron tea chests
that was dumped Into lloston harbor
during revolutionary days.
NEW CHEYENNE COCKT HOUSE.
Muss Meeting Held at Sidney to Push
A mass meeting, with representative
citizens from every precinct in Chey
enne county, was held at the court
house at Sidney to discuss the advlsa
bility and feasibility of building a new
county court house to cost not less
than $711,000. More than 200 people
responded to the cll of the Commer
cial club nnd the matter was fully dis
cussed, with the result that a motion
was unanimously curried to appoint a
man In each precinct to circulate a pe
tition asking the county commission
ers to submit the proposition to the
voters as soon as possible.
New Court Hoiim- for Custer.
M.-fot-e adjourning, the board ot
county commissioners of Custer coun
ty took action In regard to the erec
tion or u new court house. A C-mlll
levy wui suggented for the first year,
lid a special election called for Tues
luy, March 1, at which time the people
if the county will show their upprova
r disapproval of this means of secur
ng building funds.
John 1). Mines Is Dcuil.
Jo hi; 1). Mines, one of the early set
ters of IhistiiiKH, and rir forty yeurs
romlnerit in business und political dr
ies, di.-d Sunday after an illness ot
John F. OlM i-g Kills IIIniM lf.
Jo'iin F. oberg committed suicide at
his home by drinking curbollo acid.
Oberg lived three miles northeast of
Valley and wus quite well known. H
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MEET IN WASHINGTON.
Ooremors Discuss Problems ot Stat
and Nation in the Capital.
Governors from thirty States ot th
Union, gathered In the national capi
tal, Washington, D. C. to discuss
problems of state and of national in
terest, opened their three-day session
Tuesday. Gov. Wilson of Kentucky,
chairman of the committee on arrange
ments for the conference, was In tha
chair. In a brief Introductory speech
he referred to th(? first conference of
state heads. Invited In May, 1908. by
President Roosevelt, to meet in the
This conference was on the govern
ors own Initial Ive. Gov. Wilson de.
dared that In his opinion no better
means of devlslnu Improved and uni
form state legislation could have been
found than for the chief executives of
tho states to co.na toeglher- as tliey
had and In u friendly way, with parti
san feellnjt forgotten, talk over to-
Bether the questions In which they all
were Interested in.
Monday night the governors, with
the members of the National Civic Fed
eration, attended a reception at the
home of Miss Mabel Bourdman. Tues
day night they pat down to a dinner
In their honor at tho home of John
On Thursday Idaho's executive head.
Gov. Brady, talked on irrigation. Gov.
Ansel of South Carolina followed with
an address on extradition. Minlne was
the topic of Gov. Sloan of Arizona.
I no fourth and last address aa by
Gov. Carroll of Iowa, on the divorce
Irritated by the manner of their re
ception and treatment In the national
capital, the governors of the states
registered their protest In the shape
of the adoption of a resolution to meet
next year In Springfield, 111. Various
causes will operate to bring about this
decision. In the first place, the gov
ernors feel It to be Important to as
sort the rights of the states, to show
the country that their Jurisdictions are
not subordinate In all things to the
federal government. In the second
place, the dignity of their excellencies
nos not been respected. The are out-
ranked at social functions by the men
oers of the cabinet and senators.
LEWIS HEADS MINERS.
Committee Will Submit Projoet foi
Union with Western Federation.
At the convention of the United
Aline Workers of America In Indianap
olis the report of the tellers of the
balloting for International officers was
declared to bo final. Protests by the
opponents of President Thomns L. Lew
is, re-elected by 23,597 majority over
William Green, of Ohio, that the votes
of certain local unions might be
shown to be of questionable validity,
were not pressed. The new set of offi
cers, which will take charee of the
administration on April 1, follower
President Thomns L. Lewis. Bridge
Vice President Frank 3. Haves.
Secretary-Treasurer Edwin Perrr.
Delegates to American Federation of
Labor T. L. Lewis. Bridgeport, Ohio;
joun Mitchell. Spring Valley. III.: Ed
win Perry, OBkaloosa. Iowa; Frank X
Hayes, Springfield. 111.: E. S. McCul
lough, Bay City, Mich.: W. B. Wilson.
Blossburg. Pa.; John II. Walker,
A definite plan for the projected
merger of the organized metal and
coal miners of the United States and
Canada will be laid before the conven
tion by a committee representing the
coal miners and a visiting committee
lent by the metal miners of the West
ern Federation of Miners.
iOB TRAIN AND FLEE WITH SAFE
Pour Masked Men in Missouri Faclfio
Hold-Up Wear St Louis.
Four masked men the other night
at Eureka, thirty miles from St. Louis,
Mo., held up and robbed Missouri Pa
clfic train No. 8, due In St Louis
from Kansas City at 10:40 p. m.
With a red lantern the bandits stop
ped the train and pointed revolvers
at the engineer and fireman. The bag
gage car and mall and express cat
were detached from the train, and
with the robbers in the cab. the en
glneer was compelled to proceed to
ward St. Louis. The passenger wert
not molested. The safe In the exnresi
car Is supposed to have contained sev
eral thousand dollars. It Is believed
the safe was blown open In some des
olate spot and that the robber fled.
The district In which the holdup oc
curred is sparsely settled and the news
of the robbery did not reach St. Loulf
until nearly midnight.
FIRM ON AMERICAN MEAT.
Crrnma livoly to Tarlfl ProDoaat
Baal br Cabla Uoea JVol Ylala.
The German government has cabled
to Washington a reply to a memoran
dum recently received from the Unit
ed States relating to the tariff on ship
ments betewen the two countries. Al
though It does not yield to the Ameri
can wishes in various respects, and
especially concerning the Importation
ot meat, the German response 1 sent
in tho hope that It will be satisfac
tory and it Is said to be all that the
German government can do.
8,320 Acres ta Iloamasteaa Aet.
Secretary Ballinger has designated
3.320 acres of land in Wvonilna- as
coming within the enlarged homestead
TO BE GIVEN FBEED.OL
Formalities Alone Delay Release of
Looters of Milwaukee Avenue
S TENS LAND AND HERETO HAPPY
Opposition to Action by Farol
Board Not as Strong as
Paul O. Stensland and Henry W.
Herins, convicted wreckers of the Mil
waukee Avenue State Bank In Chicago,
were voted a parole by the State board
of pardons at Joliet the other day, and
they were informed that they soon
would come forth from the peniten
tiary Into the big outdoors.
The previous day convicts Nos. 9902
and 3, they are to take un the thread
of life as they left it nearly three and
one-half years ago. They have ex
piated their admitted crimes to the
law's fullest requiremenL Bitter a
was the feeling against tuncn after the
bsnk failure, the opposition to their
parole, although determined, thin lim
lacked the force of former occasion.
The usual necessity of obtaining em
ployment for paroled prisoners mar
prove simple for Warden E. J. Murphy
n mis Instance, and Instead ot be
coming a problem of several week
may be takerr off his hands entirely.
ine decision ot the pardon board
was announced by E. A. Snlvely. acting
ior unairmau Charlea Q. Eckhart. It
came after the conclusion of the only
open meeting held by the board tct
some time and after lawyers and ti
ers had presented arguments for and
against the paroles. The session be
gan at 10:30 a. m. at the prison at
Joliet, and shortly before 1 o'clock the
matter was taken under advisement.
At 2 o'clock the board went Into .
exutlve session. '
Stensland. broken In health, su in
the prison hospital, sick, but happier
than he had been sines tha imn nim
clanged be him? htm on Sept 26. X96.
tiering, impatient, hooeful of rha fu
ture, awaited his release la a. white
washed cell which hn.
eInce'AugU8f," 1900. There was no hap
pier man on either side of the towered
walls of the prison than Herinr. Rtne.
land, too ill to talk, could only smile
when word was brought to him In the
mysterious prison manner that ha u
to be free.
FURIOUS FLOOD IN THE OHIO.
Ice Gorge Break and Deluge SoQi
Sown on Industries.
Tons on tons of water noured lata.
the Ohio from the Allegheny river.
where thirty miles above FlUaborr tba
Ice gorge at Free port broke la the
night The Ohio rose two feet an
hour and a disastrous flood was feared.
All night steamers played searchlight
up and down the river. When the
sharp ray ot the light fell on the first
floe of the broken eoreo the nlrtur
was polaresoue. The rmh ot waters
appeared first in a whit ridge across
tne river about a foot hlirh. A the
ice struck boat hulls, piers and the
river bank It crumbled and floatjut
away as slush.
Below Pittsburg a number of mill
were forced to shut down, but no Bart
ous damage beside temporary loss
of employment is reported. One death
reported is that ot Pearl Hodgson,
agea B, of Turtle Creek. While play
ing In a flooded cellar be allDDed off a.
raft and was drowned. Edward Jen
nings and his two sons rescued three
men, two women and a baby from a
houseboat at the Coraopolls bridge
lusi a the boat turned turtle.
RAIL MEN DENIED RAISE.
Managers Allow Tim Limit to Ex
pire without Answering Demand.
Railroad managers on all systems
ast of the Illinois Central and north,
of the Chesapeake and Ohio have re-
fused to meet the demand ot the train
men and conductors for a wage In
crease. The time limit for the mana
ger to make reply expired the other
day, and W. G. Lee, president ot the
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, an
nounced in Cleveland that not a single
roaa had agreed to pay an increase.
Committees representing the em
ployes on the various systems gave the
managers notice of the demand Dec
o, allowing the customary thirtr dv.
to elapse before asking for aa answer
The refusal of the roads, it was said.
aoes noi necessarily mean that there
will be a strike. Practically all of the
managers ugreed to meet with commit
tees from their respective roads and
discuss the demands, and series of con
ferences will begin as soon a the nec
essary arrangements can be made. The
demands Involve approximately l&O,
000 men, about one-half of whom are
members of the two labor orraulza-
Frost Lea aa Oraaaa Crap.
This year's orange croa haa tn
damaged approximate! $1,000,000 by
the heavy frosts of the last tn ,i..
according to estimates made by relia
ble growers. Some believe this amount
also will cover nursery stock anj is.
coming year crop, but other figure
las total to te several ml II loss