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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 297.
FIGHTIN NEA riimirtwr
OFFICIAL REPORT TO ST. PETERS-
BURG 8AYS SKIRMISHERS
RUSSIANS SUSTAIN NO CASUALTIES
I4APANE8E LOST FIVE KILLED IN
i FIRST ENGAGEMENT AND
SIX IN SECOND.
St. Petersburg, April 7."All Is
Hiuiet on the Yalu" is the report from
General Kachtallnky, telegraphed April
6 to General Kuropatkin, who forward
ed the message to the emperor.
The report added that an exchange
of shots occurred between Russian
cavalry and Japanese skirmishers near
Wiju. The Russians sustained no loss
es. Five Japanese were killed. The
number wounded is not known.
The stores of a Russian village near
Yongampo (south of Wiju on the Yalu
river, Korea) have been wrecked and
burned by a detachment of Japanese
infantry numbering 300 men.
General "Kachtallnky also reported
that opposite Turmitchen, on the isl
and of Matuzeo, in the Yalu river,
some Russian volunteers had a skir
mish with a Japanese outpost from
Wiju. There were no casualties on the
Russian side. Six Japanese were
killed. CONFERENCE BEFORE THRONE.
Meeting of High Officials of Japanese
Tokio. April 7.A conference was
held at the imperial headquarters be
fore the throne during the day at
which Lieutenant General Terauchi,
minister of war Vice Admiral Yama*
moto, minister of the navy, command
ing officers in the army and navy Ma
jor General Ishimoto, vice minister of
war Rear Admiral Saito, vice minis
ter of the navy, and a number of the
elder statesmen were present.
It is understood that the recent na
val campaign was discussed and de
tailed reports of Vice Admiral Togo's
operations were read by Lieutenant
Saito, who was a participant in the
first, attempt to block Port Arthur,
who recounted in detail this particular
operation, giving his personal expe
riences and views. If any conclusions
regarding future operations were
reached at the conference they were
pot made Diibllc.
Suggests New Carpets, Rugs,
Curtains, Shades, Etc..
We carry a large stock of such goods and can make
GENERAL KUROPATKIN REVIEWS
THE RUSSIAN FORCES AT
Newchwang, April 7.General Ku
ropatkin, commander-in-chief of the
Russian forces in the Far East, arrived
here during the day and reviewed
about 4,000 troops on the parade
ground outside of the fort here. One
battery of horse artillery, several bat
teries of field artillery, parts of four
regiment of Siberian rifles and detach
ments of Cossacks and regular caval
ry participated in the review.
Russian secret service agents re-
nnrtAj the Jacanese intended
auacK wewcnwang Tuesday.
On account of the mining of the
river and also in expectation of prac
tice firing from the forts merchant
ships are not using the lower reach of
General Kondratoyich, the Russian
commander here, who has been prais
ed on account of the order aud clean
liness prevailing at Newchwang, says
he is now prepared for a Japanese at
tack, which it is evident the other au
thorities also expect.
The command of General Kondrato
yich embraces the scout patrols west
of Lioa*river and also the troops in
the districts south, including Kaichou
and north, including the railroad and
The troops now here are of a better
Class than when war opened.
General Kondratovich is opening a
new hospital at Newchwang. The re
lations of the Russian authorities with
the foreign residents here are improv
ing, and the administrator proposes
to consult and co-operate with the for
eigners for the protection of neutral
lives and interests.
RUSSIANS ENGAGE BANDITS.
Ten of the Latter Are Killed in the
Mukden, April 7:In a skirmish be
tween frontier guards ar.d Chinese
bandits, April 2, at a point on tho
southern section of the railroad, three
guards were wounded and ten ban
dits were killed and twenty were
A force has been dispatched in pur
suit of the bandits.
HELENA AT SHANGHAI.
American Gunboat Leaves Newchwang
Washington, April 7.The navy de
oartmont has received a cabjeeram
Ingrain Carpets at
65, 75 and 90c a Yard
Velvet Carpets at
$1 a Yard
Axminster Carpets at
$1.25 a Yard
Art Squares from
$3.50 to $12 Each
85c to $20 Each
25 to 75c a Yard
55 to 75c a Yard
Lace Curtains from
~50c to $15 a Pair
$2.50 to $14 a Pair
Window Shades from
25c to $2 Each
Bissel's Carpet Sweepers^frorn
$2.50 to $3.50 Each
FIVE PERSONS ARE DEAD
FIRE AT MOUNT VERNON, N. Y.,
Mount Vernon. N. Y., April 7.Five
persons are dead and another is dying
as the result of a fire that occurred
in the Columbia Hall building, a metal
sheathed three-story structure located
In WHson.place, .The dead, are-: __Na-.
than Frey, sixty-six years old Isa'dor
Frey, twelve years Helen Frey,nine
years Henry Frey, three years Gus
sie Dohring, ten years. Mrs. Rebecca
Frey is dying in the Mount Vernon
The first floor was occupied by the
Columbia Piano company, on the sec
ond floor was Columbia hail and on the
third floor were apartments occupied
by the Frey, Barry and Lav igne fam
ilies. The flames spread throughout
the top floor with great rapidity. The
inmates were aroused by the smoke
and heat and all endeavored to make
their escape, but the members of the
Frey family were overcome before any
of them could even reach a window.
Mr. and Mrs. Barry and Mr. and Mrs.
Lavlgne managed to reach windows
on the third floor and/were brought
down ladders by the firemen. Mrs.
Barry Is suffering from burns about
the head and face, but she is not dan
Spalding Favors Arbitration.
Washington, April 7.Bishop Spald
ing of Peoria, a member of the anthra
cite coal strike commission, urged the
plf.n of arbitration contained in- the
Foss bill before the house committee
on labor. The bill provides for a per
manent board of arbitration to which
shall be referred disputes between
labor and capital
noiii ouiuuiuuufcr Aiuson or me Cincin
nati, at Shanghai, announcing the
arrival there of the gunboat Helena
from Newchwang. This is the first in
timation the department has had that
the Helena had left Newchwang.
Wounded Taken to Vladivostok.
Vladivostok, April 7.Many wound
ed men from Port Arthur have been
brought here. They arc receiving the
greatest attention from the uumerous
volunteer Sisters of Mercy.
HOMES FOR THOUSANDS.
Lands in Northern Minnesota to Be
Washington, April 7.A big opening
of agricultural larids.on Minnesota In
dian reservations will occur within
sixty days. Land Commissioner Rich
ards has decided not to wait, for the
settlement of all Indian allotments be
fore opening the agricultural lands to
Accordingly, all lands classed as
agricultural on the Leech Lake, White
Oak Point and Winnibigoshish reser
vations will be thrown open to settle
ment in one proclamation, which is
now being prepared.
This opening will be under povislons
of the Morris act of 1902. The lands
must be homesteaded, and are not
subject to scrip entry, timber and
stone, or anything save straight home
stead entry. The.^area is large, and
thousands of settlers iwlll be able to
MAY END LONG TIEUP.
New York Building Trade Troubles to
New York, April 7.A protracted
conference of the general arbitration
boards of the building trades, repre
senting the employers and the asso
ciation of skilled workers, has resulted
in the adoption of resolutions likely to
end the tieup which has existed sev
eral weeks in the building trades here.
Representatives of the bricklayers,
whose strike precipitated the trouble,
concurred In the resolutions recom
mending that the strikers return to
work without overtime pending a set
tlement of the entire matter by arbi
Agreements of similar character pre
viously entered into by representatives
of the bricklayers have been repudiat
ed by the7
unions, but It is now believ
ed they will take favorabble action.
More than 10,000 men are idle.
EASTERN PEOPLE HIT HARD.
Heavy Holders of 8tock in Majestic
Boston, April 7.In Investment cir
cles here It is stated that the appoint-,
ment of a receiver for tho Majestic
MininE company of Beaver county,
Utah, and its petition into bankruptcy,
just announced, fell quite heavily upon
New England people. In this section
a large portion of the $6,000,000 of
stock, par $10, was placed at from $3
to $5 a share. The stock is now sell
ing at a few cents. The New England
stockholders will attempt to have the
properties bonded and extricate tire
concern from its difficulties.
The company is said to owe $250,000,
after having expended about $1,000,-
000 in opening its copper mines and
building a smelter.
AT MADISON MAY 18.
Wisconsin Republicans Will Hold
Madison, Wis., April 7.The Repub
lican state central committee rhet dtir
ing the afternoon and decided to hold
the double state convention for choos
ing a state ticket and electing dele
gates at large to the national conven
tion on May 18. The convention will
be held in the university gymnasium,
Madison. The delegates will be select
ed the same as two years ago, on a
representation- of one delegate for ev
ery 250 votes, and will number 1.0G8.
Fatal Quarrel Over a Girl".
Chicago, April 7.A quarrel over a
girl, their companion at school, has
culminated in the killing of one six
teen-year-old boy by another. The vic
tim *as Paul Jellck and the slayer was
Henry Schaze. He was arrested and
has confessed the killing, declaring he
ghot in selX-deleas*.
The Bemid.fi Daily Pioneer
BEM1DJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, APRIL 7," 1904
tN NEW JERSEY COURT
STOCKHOLDER OF NORTHERN SE-
CURITIES COMPANY SEEKS
ARGUMENTS WILL BE HEARD MONDAY
COURT ASKED TO COMPEL RE-
TURN OF STOCK TO ORIG-
New York, April 7.Vice Chancellor
Bergen signed an order in Jersey City
during the dav to show cause why an
injunction should not issue to restrain
the Northern Securities company from
holding* a stockholders' meeting on
April 21 from distributing any stock
of the Northern Pacific Railway com
pany and the Great Northern Railway
company and from taking any action
in regard to the reduction of Its cap
ital stock. _
The bill for the injunction was ask
ed for by the Continental. Securities
company, which asked the court of
chancery to0eompel the Northern Se
curities company to return to the orig
inal stockholders of the Northern Pa
cific railway and of the Great Northern
railway company the stocks formerly
held by them upon the same terms
under which the stock of the two com
panies was acquired by the Northern
The complainant company held
stock in the Northern Securities
company. Arguments will bo heard
next Monday in Jersey City.
AT AMERICAN EMBASSY.
Transfer of Canal Property Will Take
Place April 25.
Paris, April 7.After a conference
between Ambassador Porter, W. A.
Day and Charles W. Russell, the as
sistant attorney generals who enmo
from Washington to assist In the trans
fer of the Panama canal property, it
has been arranged that the signing
of the contract whereby the United
States will acquire the ownership of
the Panama canal shall take place at
the United States embassy, which is
nominally American soil. T.ie date, of
the signing is not fixed, but probably
It will bo about April 2fn following the
ratification of the agreement by the
BtockholtleTs~of~Ihe company. Some
of the officials of the company thought
that an informal handing of the n/op
erties of the company to the represen
tatives of the United States would
sutHce, but the .American officials
pressed the execution of a formal con
tract, completely covering the trans
fer and safeguarding all American in
terests. This contract is being drawn
up in conformity with all the require
ments of both the French and Amer
GIFT FROM ROCKEFELLER.^
Donation of $500,000 to Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, April 7.John D. Rocke
feller has given to the Johns Hopkins
hospital the sum of $500,000 and the
amount has been."accepted by the
board of trustees of that Institution.
The income of tho hospital was se
riously affected by the destruction of
many houses belonging to it In the re
cent fire, upon which there was inade
quate insurance. The expressed pur
pose of Mr. Rockefeller's gift is to
restore that Income in its original pro
portions, which will enable the hospital
to keep up tho great volume of char
itable! tj-jjajLment-Wb.ieh_.lL hasmain
tained In the past.
Root Will Be Temporary and Cannon
Washington, April 7.former Secre
tary Root will be temporary chairman
and Speaker Cannon permanent chair
man of the Republican national conven
tion at Chicago.
This is in accordance with the con
clusions of leading Republican politi
cians in Washington and It is under
stood the arrangement meets with the
approval of those in other parts of. tho
country who have been consulted.
BRIEF BIT8 OF NEWS.
Thomas McGovernvNatlonalist mem
ber-of- parliament fcrr the West divis
ion of Cavan, Ireland, is dead.
Colonel C. L. Ellsworth, a prominent
pioneer and wealthy citizen of Denver,
is dead of paralysis, aged seventy-two
J. Picrpont Morgan sailed for Liver
pool Wednesday on the steamship
Oceanic, this being Mr. Morgan's an
nual vacation trip abroad.
-Former Queen Isabella of Spain,
who resides in Paris, is suffering from
a severe attack of influenza, which
cause's anxiety on account of her ad
William J. Sharwood, an instructor
in chemistry in the University of Cali
fornia, is lying in a serious condition
at Berkeley, Cal., the result of an at
tack by footpads.
least half of them due to despondency
beause of inability to Beeure. employ
ment, were reported to the police of
Greater New York Tuesday.
James M. Wanzer and W. H. Chad
wick, composing the firm of Wanzer
& Co., Chicago grain dealers, have
filed a voluntary petition in bankrupt
cy. Liabilities are scheduled at $180,-
Clark Ridley of New Bedford, Mass.,
having reached the age of eighty-five,
has decided that it is a disgrace to die
rich and has announced that he will
at once give all his property to deserv
ing persons of his own selection.
The reduction of the regular Rus
sian credits by $67,000,000. whfch will
go to swell the war fund, falls the
heaviest on the railroad department,
which loses altogether $36,000,000, in
cluding $25,000,000 for new roads.
WORKMEN IN DIRE PERIL
FIRE IN NEW YORK SUBWAY
CUTS OFF THEIR USUAL
MEANS OF EGRESS.
New York, April 7.For half an
hour traffic on Lower Broadway, near'
St. Paul's chapel, was blocked by a
small fire in the new subway, tho vol
ume of smoke that pouren through the
few openings to the st reel driving pe
destrians away and making difficult
the work of the firemen who were
called out in large force because of
the location of the fire. Telephone and
telegraph service were badly crippled
as a result.
The 'ire was started by the daring
up of a small "banjo" lamp used by the
laborers In their unde.rgTolmd work,
the burlap (hat covered some of Urn
pipes along the sides of tho subwny
catching (ire, the blaze spreading to
the temporary limbo ring of the tun
nel. This was damp and a dens* smoke
resulted, soon tilling Sill the nearby
workings of the subway and pouring
out into the streets above.
The lire broke out near the corner
of Pulton street and Broadway, where,
beside St. Paul's chapel. Is the prin
cipal entrance to this section of the
Subway, workmen entering the tunnel
at this point, so that the smoke shut off
Their Usual Means of Egress
and for a time ility or more laborers
wore penned in and in dire peril. How
ever, one block farther down the
street, at the corner of Dey street, ii
had been found necessary to open the
street aud build a massive wooden
platform in place of the usual pitying.
A few minutes hard work with the
axes made an opening here and the
laborers were helped to safety.
Through the regular opening Into
tho subway besldo St. Paul's chape!
and through openings made from the
collars of buildings adjoining the sub
way a flood of water was ponied iluwij
on the smouldeiing lire and within
half an hour the blaze was! extinguish
ed and traflic on tho street was soon
Telegraph and telephone cables un
der the .street waits exposed to the
fierce heat of the lire and the Insula
tion was quickly burned off, seriously
crippling all wire communications (hir
ing the morning. Six thousand tele
phono wires In the Cortland Telephone
exchange word put out of business and
both telegraph companies .suffered,
communication between the downtown
and uptown offices being entirely cut
off and out of town Bervlee badly crip
BOTH SIDES CLAIM VICTORY
RESULT OF JUDICIAL CONTE8T
IN WISCONSIN SOMEWHAT
Madison, Wis., April 7.Opinion's
here differ widely as to tho result of
the judicial contest. Philip L. Spoon
er, who receives returns for the Lusf
men, says that he feeds certain that
the majority for his ettmlidate will-be
somowberc between "SVOOO and lu.ouj,).
The governor's office is the head
quarters for the Kerwin men and they
are equally confident. The estimates,
they give out.from returns received
and what they expect are that their
candidate will get.-at* leant 7,600 plu
Specials to Milwaukee papers- from
big counties show that the caiididatefe
run nearly- on-even towns. II.rltt the
country districts that are exported to
tell the story definitely and Kerwin
men are confident that the lalo re-l
turns will favor their candidate'. It
may be a day or two before the final
result is known.
DEFENSES NOT COMPLETED.
Russians Entrenching on the Yalu
and Tumrn Rivers.
Shanghai, April 7.The Russians
are constructing entrenchments at sev
eral points on the Yalu and Tumen
rivers. These entrenchments, howev-J
er, arc not yet completed and if the
Japanese succeed In forcing th"ir way
past one line of defense It would give
them a distinct advantage''-and make I
it more -.difficult for the- RrrsBhiTm to
concentrate and oppose them.
The ice on the Y-iiiuJajnc'ltlng .rapid
ly and the muddy roads make prompt- I
ncss in military operations most dif
MINERS SEEK CONFERENCE.
Iowa Strike Likely to End at Meeting
Pes Moines, April 7.John P. White,
president of the Iowa-Mine Workers,
and Charles H. Morris, president of the
Iowa Operators' association, have call
ed a second conference! for next Mon
day. The conference was asked for
by the miners and it is taken as mean
ing that the strikers will give in aud
the strike will be settled Monday.
Both Sides Anxious to End It.
New York. April 7.Confc rencea
"are being held here between the .of-
ficers of the [striking lithographers ami
representatives of the Employing Lith
ographers' association with a view to
ending the strike and lockout. The
'deadlock has proved so complete that
both slds are said to be an.\iou3 to
Many Towns Vote High License.
Omaha, April 7. An tnToasccd num
ber of towns in the state voted for
high license, the exceptions being
York, Alliance. Broken How, Elm
Creek, TecuhiBeh, Ansley, David City, I
P.assctt, Beukleman and Ravenna.
Princeton Booms Cleveland.
Princeton, N. J., April G.At the
primary election of the Democratic
voters" here resolutions urging the.
nomination of Grover Cleveland for
tfcf presidency were unanimously
WINS BY LARGE MAJORITY
PROPOSAL OF MUNICIPAL OWN-
ERSHIP OF CHICAGO TRAC-
Chicago, April 7.In tho municipal
election here the Republicans elected
eighteen aldermen and the Democrats
sixteen. The chief interest in the
election centered on tho vote the pro
posed municipal ownership *f-- 'he
street railways. On this proposition
the vote stood lo2,Jo4 for the proposi
tion and HO,104 against.
Kansas City, April 7Ttate returns
show that .1. 11. Neff (Rep.), for mayor,
was elected by a plurality of nearly
2,t"o All the Republican ticket, with
the except ion of William Ruebolz for
polic .incite, was elected ami tho Ite-
pubUeans will have a majority in the
Milwaukee, April 7.Mayor David S.
Rose (l)em.) carried tho city In the
municipal election: having a plurality
of &.4rt2 over Guy D. Guff (Demi The
Democrats control the common coun
cil, electing twenty-four members.
Lincoln. Neb., April 7.Republicans
elected their entire city ticket by ma
jorities ranging from GOO to 1.1 On The
proposition to vote bonds for a muulc
Ipitl--liKhtlng plant carried
INSTRUCTED FOR ROOSEVELT.
Pennsylvania Republicans Select Del
egates to Chicago.
Harrlfiburg. Pa.. April 7-Former
Attorney General John I'. Klkin of In
diana county was nominated unan
imously for supremo court justice by
the Republican stiUo convention. Gov
ernor Samuel \Y. f'ojinyparker, .lames
Elvertoi! of Philadelphia, O. 1). iUoak
ley ol Franklin and Kraiicis I Ro.bblhs
of Pittsliiiig were- eb .led^delegates at
large to-the mitlunal cotWcntiun and
intruded- to vote for the nomination
of President itooso\Olt./%.
The selection of Mr. Klkin, whose,
name was the only one presented to
the conveiiitun. is one of the most re
inni'kulde incidents In" the Ithdory ui
Pennsylvania politics, lie caine to
JlaiTislnii'* on Monday us candidate.
without opposition, fo_r. delegate at
lame and' wn.-i outuleiit or the nomina
tion of cio'.enior Penny packer for the
supreme boncdi but the govepuir de
clined the nomination The party lead
eis then agreed to nominate Mr. Plkln.
and after the Philadelphia, Allegheny.
Lancaster a ml Dauphin county dele
gates caucused and agreed on Mr. Kl
kin there was never any doubt of his
nomination.' The salary of the su
premo court.justice Is $lo,tmo a. year
ami the term is for twenty one years.
Mr. Klkin I* forty-tour years of age
.ami he for years has boon one of the
Republican leaders of the Htato.
FIVE PERSONS DROWNED.
Only Two Members of Pleasure Party
Tampa, Fla., April 7.'-Plve persons,
air- members of a pleasure party from
the Klorldii'Meihodlst college at Suth
erland, have been drowned near An
clote llgbthoimi-r-^rrre-rieTiTl are Mrs.
Walker. Wife of the president of. the
collCRo MIHS O'Connor of Atlanta,
Miss SlniiijhKT y,r Sutherland, Miss
Met'ray of Sutherland. Mr. Houland of
President. Wajkor and Miss Newton
reached the beach alive.
The two survivors lel.l a terrible
story of suffering, some of Hie victims
struggling twenty hours before losing
THREE MEN ASPHYXIATED.
Escaping Illuminating Gas the Cause
_._^ '_ of- Death
Philadelphia. April 7.-- Edward and
''Jacob Hammond, brothers, and Oscar
Slgeiisen were asphyxiated by Ilium
Inut.lng'KrtH as they slept In the Ham
ninnil hofne here. Sigertscn boarded
with the Hammonds JiiiU occupied a
rooiri adjoining that in whie% tie
brothers: slept. Returning from the
theater Hlgertsen turned on the ^ns,
'which wa$ connert..(I with a gas Move,
and -retired, leaving the gas escaping
from the-stove. The Ihroe" bodies
were found in-tin- motion by mem
bers of the Hammond family.
MAY CRUISE AT DISCRETION.
Restriction on American Asiatic Squad
-"Washington, April 7.The follow
ing bulletin wns posted at tho navy
department during the day:
squadron ol the Philippines has beeii
withdrawn and the comma.rule.r-in-chlef
authorized to permithis squadroo to
crui.se at discretion, not going north
of Fuchau, on the Asiatic coast.
Building Operations- i tea up.
Richmond. Va., April 5.-The hod
carriers of ihte city,Jnow as tho
lafborers, struck during the
6 cents per day friciease in
Ties ties up all building op
rif.y. Abe n't 'Mm men
bullditii' day for
eratIons in th(
KiHed by Boiler Explosion.
Aib'-rt U'a. Minn.. April r.-Chris
Rood, tie- engineer of tho Kibkson
flouring mill of tills city, was Instantly
-JrtrfrrrTfv'a boiler explosion here dur
ing the afternoon. No one else was
Injured, although some property was
BRIEF BITS OF NEWS.
As a result of playing with powder
and matches Uir.ec Salt I.ake City
boys will .-die"'and a fourth will be
crippled for life.
Hundreds of children of all colors
and conditions participated in the
Easter Monday egg rolling festival on
the White House grounds,
Scores of indignation meetings have
been held on the East Side of New
York city protest against a general
increase of tenement rentals.
The nail department of the Ameri
can Steel and Wire company's plant
at Rankin. Pa., was burned down Mon
day, caus'ng a loss of from $15,IWJ
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
BURTON IS SENTENCED
KANSAS SENATOR GOES TO JAIL
FOR SIX MONTHS AND PAYS
FINE OF $2,500.
MOTION FON NEW TRIAL IS OENIED
JUDGE ADAMS DECLARES JURV3
VERDICT WARRANTED* BY
Pt Lonls, April 7. -United States
Senator II. Pin ton of Kansas has
boon sentenced to six months' Impris
uimcnt in the Iron county Jail and
fined $2,500 for having been convicted
of using his iniinence before the post
office department In behalf of the
Uialto Grain and Securities company
of St. Ixmis and having received pay
ment from tho company for his serv
Tho case will now bo appealed to
tho United States district court of ap
peals, the highest tribunal in the niat
Senator Hnrton, accompanied by
his leading attorney. JudgoChoster H.
Kruni. came into the United States dis
tilci court at 1-' :J0 o'clock. A case
was being tried and Judge Adams
granted a reeoss in that case to take
up the Purton case. Judge Adams
summoned Hnrton to stand up and then
spoke of the motlous that had beeu
filed for a new trial and for arrest of
The court, after briefly re-viewing
the motions, overruled them both. The
court then said to the defendant-!
"After a fair and impartial trial, by
A Jury of e\cepthmal intelligence, you
have been f#und guilty of the offenses
charged In the indictment against you.
"A motion for a now trial in your
behalf has aiforded me an opportunity
to careiully review nml consider tho
evidence. As a result of this I am
satisfied thai the Jur readied the just
and true rosurr The evidence abund
antly warranted their verdict' and I
find no reason, either in tho law gov
erning the ease or in the proceedings
attending the trial, (or disturbing It.
"Your convli lion necessarily results
In your punishment Its Importance,
in ray opinion. Is not confined to its
effect upon you.
Low Equal to Any Emergency.
"Your exalted .station in life and tho
chnrader of your offense give unusual
significance to your conviction. Jt
dombtiKtrutes that the law of the'land
la equal to any emergency and that
it can be administered regardless of
the personality and station of the ac
cused. It also demonstrates to all the
people that public office cannot be
prostituted to self serving purposes
and that public otllcc Is not a sure or
safe-passport to private thrift.
"The humiliation attending your
conviction and the statutory disquali
fications resulting therefrom, which,
forever Incapacitates you from holding
any office of honor, trust or profit un
der the government of the Unitod
StatoH, are in themselves heavy pun
ishment for your offenses and leave
but little in the way of severity which
could be added.
"It is neither my pleasure nor my
purpose to Impose any unnecessary
"I think tho majesty or the law will
be Muflielentiy vindicated and the pub.
lie welfare sulndently safeguarded by
Imposing a single sentence, warranted
as It is on any one of the six counts
of the Indictment under which you
were convicted. ^J_ -_
"This sentence-will be-that you bo
confined in the Iron county Jail for a
period of six months and that you pay
a fine of $2.51(0."
At the conclusion of the sentence
Senator Hurion, who had not taken his
e'ysfrom -the court and who had
senrceiv mooned as he supported him
self by tho chair back, turned and sat
down, and with his- head bowed and
his eves on tho floor.
Attorney Krum Immediately filed a
bl'l of. exceptions In the case and of
fered a bond of $10,000. which was a
copied. Senator Hnrton and Judge
Krum then hurriedly departed from
Iri the corridor Senator Burton stop
ped long enough to light a cigar and
then walked to his hotel. He declined
to discuss the sentence.
MORE TROUBLE, AT BUTTE
Boston and Montana Officials Charged
Put to. Mont., April 7.C. W. Good
all, assistant manager of the Boston
ami Montana and Boston and Butte
properties Wallace Corbett, foreman
of West Colusa mine J. P.^AdamSr-su-
perintendent of the Leonard mine, and
Thomas Mitchell, a shift boss, are un
der arrest on a warrant sworn out by
Al Frank of the Johnstown company,
charging them with violation of the
federal injunction issued by Judge
Prank alleges that the defendants,
working the Leonard mine, wantonly
Injured the Minnie Healy mine shaft
is spite work.
The arrests are a development in the
controversy between F. Augustus
Heinze and the Amalgamated Copper
MILLION DOLLAR DEAL.
Syndicate Buys Big Tract of Alaskan
San Diego, Cal., April 7.A million
dollar deai in Alaskan coal lands has
been consummated between the
tifiL* Steel company of this city and a
syndicate owning the property. The
lands comprise 20,000 acres and are
situated eighty miles west of Mount
St. Elias and fifteen miles Inland-from
the coast of Controller bay. The pur
pose is to employ the coal for making
coke to be used in a steel plant to be
erected by the company here. The
price to be paid for the coal lands la