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H; Y03L LXX, ISTo. v46. SaxiT Lake City, Utah. Tuesday MosmTG,, November 29, 1904. 12 PflGESFivECENTfe.
I io EvijdcHice0
e of Allegsdconspirators
Deeded Boglis Home-
tnessos Show Haw Government
Was Swindled by Gang Under
ORTLANP. Or., Nita. 2S. A new
ec dev cloned today In (the trial of tlio
H' J fraud cases. It urn tight Into the
? tho name of Georges A. Howe, to
B. om was deeded seven lot' the alleged
homestead titles, further docu
Huts evidence brought 1 to light that
H: vr had In turn deeded no Horace G.
Ivlnley a tract of land lln section 15
K nh, ranee 1 cast. I
Bibtrlct Attorney Hall announced to tho
irt that the Government Would provo
B)lL Howe is in reality one at Uie con
Brr rs under another name!
B s Dresser. Register of ho Oregon
B V Land office, produced tlVe original
Hxcms issued In the cases of Mattlo S.
Hkwcll. llllam McLaughlin, A O. Au3
Hji J n Foster. James Wakclletld, Chrls
Hg E Langham and James A. Tajylor, and
Ec rtlilcj copy of a deed to G-.eorgo A.
Ht.o f-on William McLaughllrl.
.'pon the oi jeel of the dofense air. Hall
u that ho v. lslicd to show by the- lntro
Ktlurt of the docds from the seven homo
ailcra whusi- patents had Just been of
ti ruence that the claims had all
transferred to Howe, who) was a
tltlouju person ,
B Exposed the Conspirators.
Hu3y thin estimony," said Mr. linll, "I
U Ghor; these conspirators undjer an
Hicr name- ' The court admitted the cvl-
h ihc next link In the chain tho prose
H(ji introduced a deed from Gcorgo A.
se to Ilora . G. McKlnlcy, which was
Hn.' ci'l bv Dan W. Tarpey and trans-h-
d a part of the land acquired under
H nrrccdmg tr insaction.
i pi lining this move, the prosecution
v,-ti ili a it would prove that the land
uno fn m the Government In lovnshlp
H' rang- 7 cast, had been at last
nr, .mhf'd again to the Government and
Hj t v taken In lieu had been tio
reJ i- mo transaction. Mr. Hall, In
H '""(' i point, said: "We do not
' ' . ii'P' that tho Government was
H, " -J . i it In township 11 south of
y i Wo will show that tho.y
l.d. . U. ... lands from a fictitious per
Li . i ' r3 to a fictitious person, by
H u f nhi'h ownership In other prop-
'V j show," said the court, In
Hjil c t f e ohjection, "that tho Govern
H9' - olo 'i- fr.iuded in township 11 south,
H: ; a if you can show that these
j vi r sold for cash you might show
H -mi, io defraud the Government."
B Papers Were Identified.
J h Booth of Hoseburg. Receiver of
Bo Rotu oirg Land office, Identified pa
Hra anji-mit'cd by the prosecution as an
H, HciU'-fi of George A. Rowo for selec
br of u land from base In township
;nth of range 7. Theso papers wero
tc id fi-d by Special Inspector A. R.
rccr l H J. Coleman and Gcorgo R,
Cdcr .and office clerks.
Blss tila Wyman testified that she was
o proprietor of a small hotel on Dear
irn avtnuo In Chicago. She knew both
liter and Mrs "Watson, who camo to her
pel March 00 and asked for rooms. "I
feed them for references and' they said
fey had Just reached the city and could
R give any . They gave their names as
f. and Mrs, Potter and he said he was
E'.the mining business. They remained
Mil the morning of April 2, when Capt.
brf-r of the secret service called and
(rested. Mrs Potter."
Evidence describing the manner of ap
whcnclon and arrest of Puter and Mrs.
tataou bj tho United States Secret Serv
K waa Introduced.
IIRST CONFERENCE HELD.
:retary Tnf t Gets Down to Business
Speedily in Panama.
NXAMA, Nov 25. Tho first conference
for Its purpoKa tho adjustment of
cstlons In dfoputo between the
States and Panama was held this
j. There wore present Secretary
Taft, President Amador, Ricardo
a member of tho Panama Fiscal
fission, and Gen. Guardla, the Pana
i Minister of War. Tho caso for Punu
i was presented, but beyond this fact
Ihlng was given out, the proceedings
Ing kept secret until an agreement is
icficd, which probably wJll bo tomorrow.
L reception to Secretary Taft was given
tho American legation tonight. There
ro present President Amador and tho
imbers of his Cabinet. 200 prominent
namans and tho leading canal officials.
SS LE1TER TO WED TODAY.
:omes Mrs. Colin Campbell at Fam
ily Home in "Washing-ton.
rAStflNGTON, Nov. 28. A license was
JCd today for tho marriage of Miss
nnlo Lelter, daughter of tho lato Levi
Lvltcr and slater of Lady Curzon, to
J-, Colin Campbell of the English
y. Tho date of tho wedding has not
Jo wedding will tako place at noon
Sorrow at the home of Mrs. Lelter on
Pont circle. Tho ceromony will be per
med by Rev. Roland Cotton Smith,
tor of St, John's Episcopal church.
K Coxey a Bankrupt.
BpU'MBl'S, 0..Nov. 2S.-Con. Jacob S.
Hc' f Mount Vernon, celebrated as the
Hrer of tho "Commonweal" army, to
j' filed a pcrsonnl petition in bank
Ktcy in the United States court here.
B; liabilities aro given at f237,(O0.
Millionaire Coloradan Has Experi
mented Successfully With Camp
bell Soil Culture Method.
Special to Hie Tribune.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Nov. 2S. J.
P. Pomeroy, who has been engaged in
reclamation projects for years, has de
termined to Interest railroad companies
traversing Kansas, Nebraska, Colora
do, Wyoming, New Mexico. "Utah and
Texas In soil reclamation. He hopes
thereby to reclaim fifty million acres
Mr. Pomeroy is a millionaire mine
owner, and also owns SO.OOO acres of
land in western Kansas. He owns the
Pomeroy Model farm at Hill Clly.
Kan., where he has spent thousands of
dollars experimenting, employing the
Campbell soil culture method Intro
duced by Prof. H. W. Campbell, un
der the latter's direction.
It is. in brief, a method of conserv
ing moisture by treatment of the soil
anil has been so successful that, the
larger project Is to be undertaken.
C. E. Wantland, general sales agent
of the Union Pacific, conferred with
Mr. Pomeroy today in behalf of the
MORSE THIEF CAPTURED.
One Taken in by Sheriff Clark Be
lieved to Bo Bad Man.
Special to The Tribune.
RICHFIELD. Nov. 2S. Sheriff Allied of
Emory county effected tho capture last
Friday, near Marysvale. of "Jack" Jones,
a young man wanted in Emcxy county for
being a party to the raiding of a sheep
herder's carnp and stealing nearly the en
Sherltf Clark of this county had been
notified to be on the lookout for Roy Cur
tis, another one of the parties connected
with the robbery The officer received
information late Friday afternoon of a
young man with a horse and outfit an
swering the description of some of tho
stolen property, and ho followed the trail
until lato In the night, from Annabella to
Joseph, then to Monroe. At the last
named place he discovered a riding saddle
and pack saddle In a barn, which led to
further search, and ho found the horse.
He soon found Curtis and arrested him.
Sheriff Clark had been notified that Cur
tis was n bad and desperate character
and for him to bo careful when he ap
proached him, but the Sheriff had no
tiouble whatever In effecting his capture.
Curtis seems quite mild and gives no In
dication of being a criminal. Jones, on
the other hand, has all tho swaggering
and bravado ways of a desperado. When
arrested he acknowledged having had a
hand In the robbery, but said there wero
four others. Before ho would "peach" on
them, however, "they could pin a paper
over his heart and shoot It full of lples."
He said that a pair of shoes he then had
on had been taken from the camp.
Both Jones and Curtis were raised in
Sovlcr county. Jones has relatives now
at Sallna and Curtis at Aurora. They
have been living at Orangevllle for the.
past few year) and. it seems, have fallenV
In with a gang which has been doing
more or less stealing for somo time past.
11 is believed that the others who par
ticipated In the camp robbery have gon'o
Into the Robbers' Roost country
COLLEGES WIN BEQUEST.
Eayerweather Will Case Decided
Against Widow and Nieces.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23. The case
known as the Fayerweather will rase
was decided- by the Supreme court of
the United States today In favor of
! the colleges.
! Tho case involved a bequest of about
S2.C00.000, made to twenty different
colleges by the late Daniel G. Fayer
weather, a leather merchant of New
York, who died in 1S90. The will was
attacked by Mr. Fayerwcather's widow
and two nieces, fraud being charged.
I The case has been pending in the
courts for many years, and has been
before the Supreme court on several
occasions. The last decision on it was
rendered by the circuit court of the
Southern district of New York nnd .vas
fdyorable to the colleges.
'The heirs then appealed to the Su
preme court, but the opinion of today
aflitmcd the finding of the Circuit
coujt- The opinion of the court was
delivered by Justice Brewer and held
that the case had been previously ad
judicated. The beneficiary colleges are Bowdoln,
Dartmouth, Williams, Amherst, Wes
leyan, Yale, Columbia, Union Theological,-
Hamilton, Rochester, Cornell. La
Fayette, Lincoln, Virginia, Hampton,
Maryvllle, Marietta, Adclbert, Wabash
LION ATTACKS TRAINER.
Man Saved by Drawing Revolver and
Piring Blank Cartridges.
SAN FRlNCISCO. Nov. 2S. Charles
Hendricks. lion tamer at the Chutes,
had a close callor his life during his
Sunday performiVice. He entered the
cage of the lion aivl a few minutes later
accidentally sllppw to the floor.
The watchful buite sprang on his
prostrate body atVmce, clawing him se
verely on the leg, mtring the llesh open
almost to the bon. Hendricks would
unquestionably hrtjbeen much more
seriously injured b?Mhe not drawn Ills
revolver and fired Pmeral blank cart
ridges in the face obi. Hon.
During tho animuli Wonentary aston
ishment the tamer i Mled to the door
and escaped While! Mlly shaken up,
Hendrlclca Is not llkcvM, sufTer a seri
ous consequence. 'B
To Testify in Lane "Biud Casea.
PORTLAND. Or.. NoB-WUIIam A.
Richards, Commissioner' the General
Land office, arrived hcr(, By to testify
in the land frauds case? ho Govern
ment against S. A. D. I w Horace G.
McKlnlcy and others. GcNr Richards
declined to bo intervicwet Jfti the pur
poso of his visit here. It'J'XKpocteu ho
will co on thu witness stibVpiorrow.
lakes Brief Slay in
Four Tramps Throw Stones
at Train Near Indiana
Party Has Enjoyable Journey With
Short Speeches to Crowds at
PITTSBURG, Pa., Nov. 2S Only one
stop was made' by the President's spe
cial train between Dennison, O., and
this city. The run was entirely devoid
At Dennison the President was
greeted by a gTeat crowd. The train
pulled Into the station shortly before
half past four o'clock, and scores of
school children were In tho crowd. On
tho Journey to St. Louis the President
was presented with a raccoon, which
Is being taken to Washington. In some
remarks at Dennison the President re
ferred to the gift. He said:
"I want to tell you all good evening
and say how pleased I am to see you
again, and to tell you that the 'coon
Is getting along well. He feeds on ev
erything, and shows a little Inclina
tion to feed on every man, too. The
fair was m. most beautiful and wonder
ful scene, and I am very glad I went.
I was glad to see the fair, but 1 am
still gladder to see all of you here, the
people of these States and Missouri.
I wish you good-night and good-luck,
especially the little folks."
The special train arrived In Pitts
burg tonight at S 30 and departed ten
minutes later. A large and enthusias
tic crowd was present at the Union
station and cheer after cheer greeted
the chief executive when he appeared
on the platform of the rear car. The
"I am pleased to again get to Pitts
burg after an absence of a little more
than eighty hours. I have been to St.
Louis to see the Fair and thoroughly
enjoyed myself. I have also had the
privilege of greeting American citizens
in the States of Pennsylvania, Ohio,
Indiana, Illinois and Missouri, which
A large squad of police and detec
tives were lined up on oithe.- side of
the train during its stay here, and
every precaution was taken for the
Misouri Is All Bight.
URBANA. O.. Nov. 2S. As the special
train stopped at the station In Rich
mond, Ind., Mrs. William Dudley
Foulke and Miss Foulke, wife and
daughter of former Civil Service Com
mlslsoner Foulke, entered tho Presi
dent's car. The President and Mrs.
Roosevelt chatted with them animatedly
for a couple of minutes, then from the
rear platform President Roosevelt ad
dressed the considerable crowd as
sembled as follows:
"Gentlemen: I am very glad to see
you. I know Richmond of old. I have
always thought highly of Indiana, but
during 'the last three .weeks have had
cause to think even more highly of It."
(Volco in crowd; "How about Mis
souri?") "I tell you Missouri Is surely all
right. Gentlemen, I want you to feel
that I very deeply appreciate the re
sponsibility put upon me by such a vote
as that of November S. three weeks
ago, and' so far as In me lies, I will,
with your help and. with the help of
those who represent you, do all I can
to Justify your confidence." (Cries of
"Wo believe you" and cheers and applause.)
Meant No Hxtrm to President.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 2S -After trying to
force her way Into tho residences of Wil
liam H. Thompson for llio exprcssod pur
pose'of painting the picture of President
Roosevelt. Miss Maria Ilcrndt, a glass
i painter from Munich, Gorman, but
claiming to 'havo studio quarters at Mil
waukee, was arrested Sunday night by
detectives. She Is about 28 years old, fair
ly well dressed and shows refinements Sho
explained to the butler In broken English,
after giving him her card, that sho had
written to the President a week aco that
she intended to call upon him during his
St. Louis visit nnd paint his picture on
glasH Detectives seized her and led her
down tho steps. No amount of persua
sion would pacify the woman, and she
was finally arrested and locked up.
Miss Hcrndt was released at tho pollco
station after having been questioned at
length and satisfying tho authorities that
she mount no harm to tho President. She
said tonight that she ha3 a painting of
George Washington displayed in tho Var
ied Industries pavilion, and was anxious
that it be viewed by President Rooso
volt. When he foiled to aoo It Saturday
she decided to call upon him Sunday and
endeavor to pursuade him to occ the pic
ture and her efforts In this respect caused
her lo get Into difficulty. A.
BRAZIL, Ind., Nov. 2S. While the
pilot train preceding President Roose
velt's special train was passing1 a lonely
place near Brazil today four men threw
stones, breaking windows. The pilot
was stopped and secret service men
chased the men, but they escaped.
Cut His Throat Prom Ear to Ear.
VANCOUVER, B. C, Nov. 23. William
Mortimer committed suicide today by cut
ting his throat from car to car with a
razor. Ho leaves a widow and olght small
children. Recently Mortimer was arrest
ed on complaint of his wife for refusing
to provldo for his family. He was forced
to turn nil his money over to his wife
ami thereupon complained that as he had
no money left to buy whisky he would
soon commit suicide. Today ho carried
out his threat. Death was almost Instantaneous.
oiiiooi Inquiry to
h(i in Ten Days
Attorney Tayler for Protestants Con
fers With Chairman Burrows of
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28. Robert
W. Taylor, representing the Protes
tants against Senator Reed Smoot,
held a consultation today with Sena
tor Burrows, chairman of the Commit
tee on Privileges -and Elections. It
was said that the committee would
probably begin the examination of
witnesses in the case In about ten
SEIZED BY CANADIANS.
American Pishing Craft Pined for
Poaching In. Poreign. Waters. .
FjASTPORT, Me., Nov. 28. Ten
American fishing craft, Including eight
sailing vessels and two steamboats,
have been seized by the Canadian fish
eries' protective cruiser Curlew and
fined for illegal fishing In the Canadian
waters of a tributary of Passama
quoddy bay near St. George, N. B. The
fishing craft were seized near SL
George last night, although an an
nouncement of this procedure was not
made until today.
Three specific charges were placed
against the vessels that they had
fished on Sunday; that they had Ille
gally caught fish found In their pos
session and that they had seined Ille
gally In Canadian waters. For the
first two offenses each boat was fined
5100 and for the last, $200. In addition
to this all of the seines and fish were
It Is understood that the fines will
be paid and that the entire matter will
be disposed of without involving any
International question. The aggregate
value of the craft Is about $20,000. The
seizure is the most extensive that has
been made by a Canadian cruiser for
No Issue Between Governments.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2S Taking
their cue from the statements con
tained In the Eastport dispatch, State
department officials are not expecting
the seizure of the American fishing
vessels to be made ah Issue between
the Governments of Canada and the
United S.tates. So far nothing has been
heard aoout the matter except tho un
official information contained In the
dispatches, which Indicates an amic
able disposition of the mntter. In tho
present instance the question of extra
territoriality appears not to have been
raised, and the vessels wero not con
fiscated, widen has happened In the
case of seizures heretofore made
either of these features usually being
sufficient to make the settlement of
the controversy a matter of diplomatic
56,439 FIGHTING MEN.
Secretary of War Taft Makes In
teresting Beport to the President.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 Secretary
of- War Taf t's annual report has been .
made to the President- It shows that
cn October 15 last the actual strength
of the regular army was 3744 officers
and 50,439 enlisted men. There are
12,317 of this number In the Philippines
and 1042 In Alaska.
The total enlistments for the year,
exclusive of hospital corps and Philip
pine scouts, were .T7.3S0. Of this num
ber, 6372 were relnllstmenta and 21,003
original. Twelvo hundred and forty
eight are colored, 25,846 white, 32 Indi
ans, 222 Porto RIcans and 82 Filipinos.
To make these enlistments 110,213
men were examined, of whom about 7C
per cent, or $3,452, were rejected, either
on mental, moral and physical disqual
ifications. According to the report Utah has the
smallest organized mllltla, 344 officers
and men. with the exception of Dela
ware, 312: Nevada, 167, and New Mex
ico, 2SG. Idaho has 663; Montana, 577,
and Wyoming, 363. The largest is in
Now York, with 13,703. Pennsylvania
has 9728 and Illinois. 0557.
Appropriations for military expenses
aro steadily decreasing. Tho estimate
for 1001 was ?12S.OOO,000; for 1903, $99,
800,000; for 1904, $77,900,000, and for 1906,
NEED MORE BUILDINGS.
Plans for Increased Scope of Portland.
PORTLAND, Or., Nov, 2S. It has
been decided to orect another manufac
turers' and varied Industries' building
at the 1905 centennial,' for Pacific coast
exhibitors. The additional structure
Mill provide approximately 70,000 fcot
of flooring space. Applications are on
file for about 100,000 square feet which
at present cannot be housed, but the
directorate of the exposition reassures
coast manufacturers that they will bo
provided for. This will mako eleven
Owing to tho demands of foreign
countries for space there will be an
Oriental building and European exhi
bits' building, in separate structures,
the present, liberal arts building being
altered for the purpose. Ways and
means will be forthcoming soon In
accordance with plans for Increased
scope of the Portland fair.
Condition of the Troasury.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28. Today's
statement of tho treasury balances In tho
gencrul fund, exclusive of the 5160,0CO.O
gold resorve lu tho division of redemption,
shows: Available 03uh balance, ?142,C64,
S2L Gold, JS2,970,071. - 1
IE IAS CHOSEN
Rents louse to Live
in as Governor.
Does Not Take Threat of
Upon. Complexion of Legislature De
pends Appointment of Two
Supreme Court Judges.
DENVER, Nov. 28. Governor-elect
Alva Adams came to Denver from his
home In Pueblo today, and will remain
until after the banquet to be given In
his honor tomorrow nlghL He does not
take the threat of the Republicans to
prevont his accession to the Governor
ship seriously, and has rented a house
here for the two years of his term.
Mr. Adams expressed the opinion to
day that Gov. Peabody, after an in
vestigation of the election returns,
would reach the conclusion that he was
not the people's choice for Governor,
and would gracefully retire.
It is announced that Gov. Peabody
will appoint the two additional Justices
of the Supreme court, Irrespective of
whether he holds office the next term or
not. Under tho constitutional amend
ment adopted at the recent election,
the Court of Appeals and Supreme court
consolidate on April 5 next, and two of
the seven Judges provided for are to be
named by the Governor.
Depends Upon Legislature.
The Legislature will meot one week
before the next term of Governor be
gins. During that time or prior, the
State canvassing board will declare the
amendment adopted. Gov. Peabody will
make the appointments and the Senate,
If Republican, will confirm them. Should
the Democrats control the Senate Gov.
Peabodj-'H appointments will be rejected
and Gov. Adams will appoint the two
The canvass of the votes In Denver
and Pueblo counties has not yet boon
completed, but from the unofficial re
turns It appears that the Democrats will
control the Senate by a majority of two
or three unless the State canvassing
board throws out two or more of the
Democrats who aro apparently elected,
as planned by the Republicans who are
preparing charges of fraud, and seats
the Republican candidates.
The Democrats are endeavoring to
checkmate their opponents by prepara
tions to prosecute Republican workers
for alleged violations of the election
Queor Chargo Against Woman.
Mrs. Rosa Snyder was arrested today
on warrants charging her with buying
votes at the late election Lizzie Cum
mlngs and other women have mado affi
davit that Mrs. Snyder gave them 35
each to vote the Republican ticket. Mrs.
Snyder Is a complainant in one of the
cases against Domocrnta arrested on
warrants Issued by United States Com
missioner Capron, charging conspiracy
to Intimidate voters in violation of Fed
These cases came up In Commission
er Capron's court today, but the hear
ings wore postponed, although George
Allen Smith, attorney for the defend
ants, demanded an Immediate trial, de
claring that "these suits were brought
simply for political purposes and not
for purposes of Justice."
The hearing In the Lns Animas
countv election cases was held Jn the
Supremo court chambers today. The
Democrats filed a petition asking for
a writ of prohibition restraining Judge
Norlhcutt of the District court from
Interfering with the mandamus order
of Judge Means of the County court,
which ordered the board of canvassers
to throw out the returns of the Prl
Moved Polling Placo.
The Democrats allege that the Repub
licans moved the polling place Inside
the grounds of tho Victor Fuel com
pany, where no outsider was allowed
to go. There were 475 votes cast In
the polling place Inside the grounds,
while only nine were cast at the Place
designated by the County Commission
era. Judge Means Issued a writ of man
damus compelling tho board of can
vassers to Ignore the returns from
The Republicans then applied to
Judge Northcutt for a writ of prohibi
tion against the County court. Then
tho Democrats appealed to the Su
preme court to help them out of the
Senator John A. Rush appeared for
the Democrats. Robert Ycomans of
Trinidad opposed the application and
said the ouit In the County court was
brought In collusion. He asked tho
court to either restrain the County
court from interfering with the can
vass of the returns, on the grounds
that it had no Jurisdiction, or else cs
sume Jurisdiction Itself under Its origi
nal order Issued before election.
The court took the petition for a writ
Alleged election frauds In Huerfano
county are also to be taken up In tho
Supremo court on application of tho
Democrats, who, this afternoon,
through Attorney John G. Taylor, filed
allldavlts charging ' violations of tho
court's election Injunction and asking
that the offenders he cited for con
tempt, as In the Denver cases brought
by thu Republicans.
i fldxo court announced that a -hoarins (
Shot at Judge in
Open Court Room
Disappointed Man Whose Wife Se
cured Divorce Tries to Kill
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 28. Rev.
Isaac Selby of' Australia shot at Su
perior Judge Hebbard today while the
latter was on the bench. The bullet
came within an Inch of the Judge's
head and lodged in the back of the
chair. Tho would-be murderer was at
once removed from the courtroom to
the city prison and charged with at
tempt to commit murder.
Selby was recently sued for divorce.
He conducted his own defense, but was
unsuccessful, and a decree against him
was granted. Judge Hebbard, who is
sued the decree, was trying a case to
day when Selby arose from a seat Jn
the courtroom and fired point blank
at the Judge, who, hearing tho bullet
whistle past his ear. rushed from the
bench and grappled with his assailant,
preventing him from firing another
For a time great excitement pre
vailed, but quiet was soon restored,
when It was learned that the Judge
had not been Injured. Before being
taken to his cell Selby said:
"I shot at Judge Selby because that
seems the only way for a man to get
Justice In this country. My only re
gret Is that I seem to have bungled
matters considerably. My Intention
was to kill him, but I was a trifle
TEACHER IS AN HEIR.
Mrs. Jennings May Profit Under a
Woman's Eccentric Will.
Special to the Tribune.
BOSTON, Mass., Nov. 2S. A strango
will, in which the testator declares any
ono claiming to bo a relative of her name
Is an Impostor, and disposing of a J250.0CO
estate. Is to be contested here. One of
tho beneficiaries Is Martha Jennings of
Salt Lake, Utah, a nleco of tho aged tes
tator, and another Mrs. Jennings's son.
Mrs. Catherine Burgess died November
8, leaving the bulk of the property to her
attorney, Park Commissioner Charles E.
Stramon. Tho contestants will bo Mrs.
Burgess's two aged brothers. Timothy
Harrington of Lcvcrett, aged 91, and John
Harrington of Canton, aged 72. Mrs.
Burgess declared In her will that anyone
claiming to be her relative, who bore tho
namo of Harrington, was an Impoater,
but these men declare that they aro tho
only near relatives of the woman, and
that they several times aided her finan
cially. Hence they know no reason why
she should deny them.
Mrs. Martha Jennings lives at 1205 Sec
ond street. Sho Is a cultured young wo
man, and Is employed as a high ochool
teacher. When aecn last night by a rep
resentative of The Trlbuno. she was very
rotlcent about dlscussslng the subject of
"I was Informed by telegraph a few
days ago that I had been left a small
inherltanco by Mrs. Burgess," she said,
"and that Is all I know about It. I had
not heard before that the will was to be
contested, I don't know tho persons who
are said to be contesting It. and thoreforo
I can't say whother I shall dofend tho
contest or not. Mrs. Burgess was my
father's brother's wife. I never lived with
her. but lived near her In Boston, and
knew her Intimately from childhood up.
I nover knew that sho hud any brothers.
That part of It Is news to me."
TRAIN ROBBERS FOILED.
Engineer Was Too Smooth for Them
and They Were Outwitted.
Special to Tho Tribune.
OGDEN, Utah, Nov. 2S. Passengers
on the Incoming Rio Grando train No.
1 tell a sensational tale of an attempt
to rob the train at Gordon Siding, Colo.
They allege that train- robbers put
out the stop signal, but that En
gineer Foster, scenting danger, threw
open the throttle and ran by at break
neck speed. The robbers, seeing that
they were foiled, fired at the engineer,
one shot penetrating the cap of Fireman
Arthur. Tho robbers were plidnly seen
by the passengers as the train passed.
Guai-ded by Armed Deputies.
DULUT1I. Minn.. Nov. 2S. Thirty dep
uty sheriffs, armed with Winchester
rlfics, are standing guard at tho utrlpplhg
contracts of tho Drake and Stratum and
Klllorln-Phllbln works at Chlsholm. hav
ing been summoned there from Duluth
by reason of threats mado by tho strikers
who went out a few days ago becauso
tholr demand for an Increase In pay from
$1.75 to $2 was not granted.
would be rrlven after tho Denver cases
ure disposed of.
Democratic Loaders in. Court.
In the Supreme court today the hear
ing of evidence against five of the
Democratic election officials and lead
ers charged with contempt for alleged
violation of tho Supreme court order
appointing special watchers at the re
cent election, was begun.
Frank Kratke, chief license In
spector; Joseph Ray and Charles
Kofsk'y, Judges of election; Edward
O'Mailla and Carl Wilson, clerlts or
election, were before the bar.
Half a dozen witnesses were ex
amined, Including tho Supreme court
watchers. All testified to Kratke and
Michael Mahonoy, Alderman of ward
five, destroying the commissions of the
special watchers and Illegally taking
possession of the oloctlon supplies and
polling booth at precinct eight, ward
Evidence of repeating was nlso given,
one of the Republican. Judges expressing
the opinion that at least fifty persons
voted who had no right to vote.
It was suld that at least one man was
driven out of the polling place by
Kratke and Mahoney becauso he in
sisted on having a second ballot when
ho discovered that the one handed him
wus alrcudy marked.
The Republican Judge swore that he
was denied his legal right to appoint a
clerk, and that a Democrat who lived
outside tho precinct was selected by the
Democratic judges to serve as hlslerk.
WEBER WINCED I
AT NEW CHARGE I
Accuses Dead Father I
of Hiding Coin. I
Prisoner Asked Delay of
Theft Until After Ylur- H
der Trial. x 1
Colls Tightening About Young Call
f omian. Held for Killing His :
AUBURN, Cal., Nov. S. It was
learned today that the lard can found
In the Weber barn by Coroner Shop
ard and his assistants contained $5540
In gold, In the following denomlna
Hons: $430 In fives: $850 In tens, "and
$4260 in twenties. The amount stolen
from the bank was $6365, so there Is
a' shortage of $825.
There Is the best evidence that the
money is the same as that taken from
the bank. The denominations corrcs
pond exactly. The strongest evidence,
however, is that, mixed up with, the
money, were leaves and soil, such as
are found on the side of the ravine
where the bank robber disappeared,
and where he may have planted the
money In haste and afterward dug it
up and again concealed it In the barn.
It was on the strength of this find
that the bank officers swore to a
complaint charging Adolph Weber
with the robbery. A warrant was is
sued by Justice Smith and was served
on Weber by Sheriff Keena.
When Informed by D. W. Lubeck,
vice-president of the Placer county
bank, that the money had been found,
young Weber winced noticeably. He
then renewed his request that the
charge of bank robbery be not taken IH
up until the murder case was disposed
of, adding that the money was hidden
In the barn by his father. JH
The discovery of the coin and the
serving of the warrant on Weber has
revived interest in the case and there HH
is again considerable suppressed ex
citement over It. HHJ
- MAGISTRATE APOLOGIZED.! H
Is Sorry He Pined Secretary to Brit- BMa
WASHINGTON, Nov. - nounce
mrnt Is made at the Stui i- tment BVJ
that It rcr : from the British 1. baJten- flVJ
dor at W Arlington a check for $25, the
amount which a Massachusetts magis- HHl
tr.it'- fiied Hugh Guomey. third secretary
of t'i- Embassador, charged with exceed- vflHfl
lng the speed limit of automobiles in 111
The check was received after the magls
trato apologized for his conduct and was HBl
promptly returned to the Embassador by HBf
tho department, with a cordial note In- HBl
forming him that aa the arrest of Ms sec
retary was unwarranted, th fine was ir- J
regular and could not be received. .
The announcement of these facts in HH
mado by tr State ' - irtment, that 1 HB
may be km.wn that t. British embassy HHJ
was ready fnni the start to niaJce all ap
proprlate amends. HH
EXPLOSION KILLS TWO. H
Unusual Accident to Torpedo Boat IH
Launches While Sweeping Harbor. IH
PORTSMOUTH, England. Nov. 28. A HHJ
singular accident, resulting- in the death HBa
of two men and Injurlec to a number of HBa
others, occurred In Port loath harbor to-
Two launches belonging to the British
torpedo echooluhlp Vernon wero engaged
in an Instructional courts of sweeping the IHH
harbor for mlnoE, when suddenly an ox- HHHJ
plosion occurred on board one of thr J
launches, which Immediately sank. Thos jl
who were on board of her were thrown J
ir.to tho water and wore rescued with dli-
llculty. The second launch was so seii-
oualy damaged that she sank.
Tho official report stys the explosion
was duo io an unsuccessful effort to urn
a counter-mining explosive charge used
during tho swooping- operations. HHVJ
TO ADVANCE WATER SUIT.
Colorado and Kansas Both After
Bights of Arkansas River. fl
TOPEICA, Kas., Nov. 2S. Attorney-Gen-cral
Coleman is In Washington trying to
make arrangements to advance the Colo- HBVJ
rndo-Kansos water suit hearing by the HBVJ
United States Supreme court. Colorado HBVJ
will begin the presentation of ovldonce H
on Wednesday, December 7, at Donvcr. H
Tho evidence Is taken under tho direction H
of the Supreme court, but will not be H
passed on bv tho court for several month H
yet The suit Is In regard io the right H
to uso tho water of the Arkansas river H
for Irrigation purposes. H
PUBLIC LANDS WITHDRAWN.
Needed for Irrigation Purposes In
WASHINGTON. Nov. 2S. Tho Secretary
of tho Interior has withdrawn from all
forms of disposal tho following public
lands meded for Irrigation purposes.
North Platte project. Wyoming 13.760 IH
acres, Colorado river project, 13,410 acrca H
In California and 23.010 acres In No
i Milk river project, Montana, 4$,0s0 t Ji IB