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GORMAN TAKES HAND.
In Putting an End to Morgan's Fili
Washington, (Special) The situa
tion in the senate cleared up In a
surprising way Wednesday and the
end of the special session is In sight.
There almost a unanimous agree
ment among republican and democrat
ic senators that the senate will ad
journ by the end of next week, if not
sooner, and that the record of the
special '.session will be as follows.
1. The Panama treaty will be rati
fied. 2 The Cuban treaty will be de
feated. 3. The nomination of Dr. Crum will
not be confirmed.
It has been.- tentatively agreed
among the leaders of the senate that
the vote on the Panama treaty will
be taken next Tuesday. There is no
longer the slightest doubt that this
treaty will be ratified. Senator Gor
man, the democratic leader, was busy
Wednesday trying to effect a com
promise whereby the republican lead
ers will consent to two amendments
to the Panama treaty In consideration
of which the democratic side will fur
nish the votes to make its ratification
certain. He saw the leaders on the
republican side and conferred with
nearly all of the democratic senators.
Must Police the Canal.
After the senate adjourned a con
ference of democratic senators was
held in Mr. Gorman's room and the
proposed amendments were read and
discussed at length. One of the
amendment which the democratic
senate leader proposes would give the
United States undisputed right to po
lice the canal after it is constructed
and to send armies, if necessary, to
Colombia to protect American inter
ests and keep the water way open.
Mr. Gorman has discovered that one
section of the treaty forbids the Unit
ed States from hereafter at any time
acquiring territory In any of the South
American states. With his custom
ary astuteness the democratic leader
has raised the point that it certainly
is not germane to a treaty between
the United States and Colombia to
specify that United States 6hall never
acquire territory anywhere in South
America, and be objects to placing
the sanction of the senate on any
such senseless proposition which
might embarrass this country greatly
in the future. One of his amendments
is intended to cure this defeat of the
Gorman Harmonizes Factions.
Mr. Gorman made great headway
Wednesday in bringing the opposing
forces in the senate together. Some
of the most influential republican
leaders admitted that the treaty was
been very loosely drawn and agreed
to support Mr. Gorman s amendments,
The democratic leader found tae sen'
a tors on his own side of the chamber
disposed to agree with him almost
with unanimity and as a result of the
advanced steps taken it is not unlike
ly that a formal agreemnt will be
reached today, looking to the taking
of a vote next Tuesday.
One thing which Mr. Gorman did
yesterday and which shows his pow-
er as a leader was to induce Senator
Morgan practically to lay down his
arms. When the executive session
met Mr. Morgan was in a belligerent
mood and sent one of his speeches
to the desk to be read. Mr. Gorman
in a short time called him out of the
senate and the two had a conference
in Mr. Morgan's private room lasting
over an hour. Mr. Gorman then
walked back to the senate and Bald
that inasmuch as Mr. Morgan was "in
disposed" he would ask that further
consideration of the treaty be post
poned until today. Mr. Morgan ap
peared in very good health when the
session opened and Mr. Gorman's
.statement that he was indisposed is
generally construed as a sly way of
saying that he was not disposed to
press the fight.
Turned Over to United States Navy
Department by President.
Washington. March 18. The presl-
dent by executive order has turnel
the Midway Islands over to the navy
department. This was done at the in
stance of tie Pacific Cable company,
which has asked for the protection of
its properties on the Islands. Roving
Japanese sailors are In the habit of
putting into the Islands for the plum
age of sea fowl and for guano. It Is
probable that the navy will establish a
small station on the islands and Amer
ican warships will make a practice of
touching there much more frequently
than they have done In the past. The
islands are two in number Sand lsl
and, having 633 acres, and Eastern Isl
and. 245 acres. There is a harbor af
fording about eighteen feet of water,
The islands are deemed essential to
the operation of the Pacific cablo
which will touch there on its western
route from Hawaii.
SAVED BY A SIGN.
Dallas Texas. March 18. Rev. D R
Stokes, the most prominent negro
preacher of Dallas, has made known
to United States District Attorney W.
H. Atwell the details of an effort to
lynch him on the night of Feb. 25 in
Gregg county by a band of white pro-
Ul unionists, because be had made
speeches to the negroes urging them
to vote against prohibition. Just as
the party had prepared to hang him
he made the sign of dlBtresB of the
Masonic order as a last hope of saving
his life. A leader among the white
men, who had been as determined as
any in advocating hanging, stepped to
hia side and begged for his life and
saved him on the promise that Stokes
would never again set his foot in
' Editor Roble of the Webster City
Graphic-Herald was fined by the may
or of that city for riding his bicycle
on a sidewalk. He has appealed the
case on the ground that be had
right to ride on the walk because the
street was Impassable.
MAY CALL SPECIAL
President has Question
THE CUBAN TREATY
Special Session is Contingent Up
on Action of Senate Regard
ing Cuban Beciprocity
NO DATE IS MENTIONED
Decision is Result of Senate's Proposal
to add Amendments to the
Washington, (Special). It can be
stated by authority that President
Roosevelt has not definitely made up
his mind to call an extraordinary ses
sion of congress.. .He, however, Is con
sidering the practicability or doing so.
When he was Informed that it was the
intention of the senate to amend the
Cuban reciprocity treaty so as to ren
der action upon it by the house neces
sary to make It effective, he Informed
some of the members of the senate he
would hold himself free to c.ill an ex
traordinary session of congress in or
der to secure action upon it.. .No de
finite time was mentioned by the pres
GOT BIG CHECK.
New Orleans Firm Returns Whopper
Sent l nem oy pnisiaKe.
Kon nrlpnna. Id.. March 18
Somewhere between here and New
Vnrlr nn a ml II pgr la a Check that
created Intense excitement in the of
fice of Woodward, Wight & Co. yes
terday. The check for $3,766,500.50
and was signed by J. Pierpont Mor
gan. It was drawn to tne oraer oi
McCormack & Co., the big banners
and brokers of New York. Just how
it came to be sent here is a mystery.
Woodward, Wight & Co. took mark
edly good care of the little piece of
paper and It was sent dsck to tne
von VnrV hank. It is believed a
bank clerk put the check in the wrong
Pnnn Til March 18. Mrs. Mary E.
wiiwh was divorced and remarried
Thnrwinv within fifty minutes. The
rrii f err a ntri hpr nlea. for a senaration
fi-nm rharimi rc. Welson and she mar
ried W. J. Root of Chicago and left tne
city before tne decree was recorueu.
Washington, March 12. The March
nnrt nf tho Rtfltiatlrnl rienartment
of agriculture shows the amount of
wheat remaining in the farmer's hands
March 1 to be about 164.000,000 bush
els, or 24.5 per cent of last year's
crop, as comparaed with 23.2 per cent
of the crop of 1901 on hand In 1902.
Corn in the farmer's hands is esti
mated at 1,050,600,000 bushels, 41.6 per
cent of last year's crop, against 29.2
nor ocnl nn tinnil Mnrrh. 1h02. Oats are
estimated to be 365,000,000 bushels, or
36.9 per cent or last year s crop sun
in the farmers' hands, as compared
with 80.6 per cent on nana aiarcn i.
The following shows the percentages
of last year's crops in farmer's hands
an March 1 for the states named:
Michigan Whoat, 26 per cent; corn,
29 per cent; oats, 36 per cent.
Illinois Wheat. 21 ner cent: corn.
46 per cent; oats, 36 per cent.
Wisconsin wneat 37 per ceni;
corn, 30 per cent; oats, 42 per cent.
Minnosnla Wheat. 29 tier cent:
corn, 30 per cent; oats, 39 per cent.
lowa wneat, zs per ceni; corn, an
per cent; oats, 35 per cent.
DAKOTA WANTS TEACHERS.
Young School Mistresses Married to
Settlers Faster Than Boards Can
(St. Paul dispatch.) There is a
teacher famine in many rural school
districts in South Dakota on account
of the large number of marriages in
the ranks of the school mistresses.
The teachers were sticking close to
their tasks until the new settlers com
menced to move in. Many of these
happened to be young bachelors. Then
the troub.e commenced, as the mar
riage records show.
"Why," remarked a disgusted direc
tor, "we've had three teachers in the
last three months, with the fourth one
now complaining of small wages, a
sure sign of matrimony and trouble."
In some districts old men are being
sought as teachers, while married
women or old maids are In great de
mand. The following card was seen
tacked to a schoolbouse door in an
isolated Hyde county district, where it
had been impossible to get a teacher:
"Teacher wanted; If single, must be
old and unattractive, as two wealthy
bachelors threaten to marry the next
teacher of this school." To avoid a
clash on acount of the notice a com
promise was agreed to so that two
determined old maids now teacn tne
school week about.
San Francisco, Cal.. March 18. A
piece of jade looted from Pekin dur
ing the boxer trouble has been found
by the customs officers in the bag
gage of an army captain. The Jade
ia valued at $2,400. The Inscription
on It was written 200 yean ago. The
captain claims to have purchased It
GEN GRANT DENOUNCES
DRUNKENNESS IN THE ARMY.
Reviewing the Case of Private Jones,
He Scores Noncommissioned Of
ficers for Breach of Discipline.
Washington, March 18. While Con
gress failed to take any action looking
to the restoration of the canteen at
army posts, officers of the army in
charge of posts and departments con
tinue to contribute testimony to the
growth of court-martials and disturb
ances near army posts since the abol
ishment of the canteen. Brig. Gen.
Fred D. Grant, commanding the de
partment of Texas, has Just comment
ed vigorously in regard to intoxication
in the army. Private Jones of the
10th cavalry was court-martialed for
drunkenness and attempted assault
upon a citizen and sentenced to dis
honorable discharge, loss of pay, and
a year's imprisonment. In comment
ing on the case, Gen. Grant says:
"The evidence shows that the ac
cused, prior to the commission of the
offenses proved, was drinking with
certain noncommissioned officers of
another troop, and that he became
drunk in company with one of these
noncommissioned officers. A noncom
missioned officer who will go to a vile
saloon such as those adjoining Fort
Clark, and there drink with private
soldiers, can not be depended upon to
enforce discipline. As long as such
actions are countenanced among non
commissioned officers, it will be use
less to attempt to control the curse of
drinking that is the chief obstacle to
discipline and efficiency in the army.
The court in awarding the sentence
evidently took into consideration as
extenuating circumstances the facts
above stated. The sentence is ap
proved, and will be duly executed at
Fort Clark, Tex."
Of Early Christianity Made In Cata
combs of St. Cecelia.
Rome, Mar. 18. The excavations
In the Catacombs of St. Cecelia have
revealed what Is believed to be a
large underground basilica that was
used by the early Christians. A trace
of the altar and the Episcopal chair
were found. There was also
found in a state of excel
lent perservation a number of
ancient paintings, Including a Greek
portrait of Christ. Three tombs were
discovered, declared by local archaeol
ogists to be those of St. Mark, St.
Marcelinus, who was martyred by
Diocletian, and the famous Pope De
masus. Cincinnati, Mar. 18 Deal has beeen
Orleans experienced the most terrlffic
rainfall in many years today, the river
tonight is 19.2, three tenths under the
record of six years ago. The rainfall
In the paut twelve hours amounted to
7.92, of vhicn five and one half Inches
fell between noon and 3 o'clok. The
drainage machinery was overwhelmed
and many Btreets flooded, the lower
floors of stores in many instances be
ing under water. It is raining to
REPORT FOR MARCH
Missouri Wheat, 26 per cent; corn
52 per cent; oats, 41 per cent.
Nebraska Wheat, 34 per cent; corn
51 per cent; oats, 40 per cent.
South Dakota Wheat, 27 per cent;
corn, 24 per cent; oats, 45 per cent.
North Dakota Wheat, 18 per cent;
corn, 23 per cent; oats, 49 per cent.
REBELS CLAIM UPPER HAND.
Venezuelan Revolutionists Say They
Hold All Western Points From
Orinoco River to Rio Chico.
Willemstad, March 13. The Vene
zuelan revolutionists claim that they
now hold all eastern ports of Venezue
la from the Orinoco to Rio Chico
Heavy fighting has taken place at Coro
but the result Is not yet known. The
revolution seems to be at Guarenas.
near Caracas. The recent retreat of
the revolutionists it Is asserted here
was only a feint. The government
troops are reported to have been de
feated in the battle at Tacarlgua. It
is reported In revolutionary circles
that the revolutionists have captured
BISHOP HAMILTON DENIES IT,
Report Untrue That He Believes In
Des Moines, March 18. Bishop
Hamilton of the M. E. church, was a
Des Moines visitor yesterday on his
way to Missouri where he is to pre
side over a conference. The bishop
comes from Los Angeles, California
and denies the sentiment attributed
to him by news paper correspondents.
It was publlshel that he had said that
the race question should be solved by
Intermarriage. He denies saying any
thing of the kind, but says he has
taken no trouble to make his denial
public for the reason that he is mis
represented too often. He said the
bleaching out process under present
circumstances would practically mean
that illegitimacy which of course he
did not advocate. The bishop was
met at the train by L. M. Mann, Rev.
A. B. Storms, L. H. Bush and other
leading Methodists all of whom had
dinner at the Grant club together.
Bishop Hamilton left the city last eve
ning for Missouri.
New York, March 18. The steamer
Alliance from Colon arrived today.
Among the pasengers was George Saw.
ter, who was recently appointed Unit
ed States Consul at Guayaquil but
Immediately returned to the United
States upon arriving at his post having
been alarmed by an epidemic of yel
low fever. Sawter succeeded Thomas
Nast, the cartoonist, who died at Guay
aquil of yellow fever.
President Roosevelt yesterday Bent
to the senate the nomination of Sawter
to be assistant appraiser of merchan
dise at the port of New York.
THREW BACILLI INTO
THE DRAINAGE CANAL
St Louis Scientist Con
TRACED TO ST. LOUIS
Several Barrels of Bacilli Dumped
Into Canal at Lemont and
Traced to St. Louis
TO BE USED AS EVIDENCE
The Bacteria Were a Harmless Variety
And the Experiment was Con
St. Louis, Mar. 18. Dr. Armand Ra-
vold, the bacteriologist of Washington
university, in his evidence before the
commission appointed by the United
states supreme court to take testi
mony in the case of Missouri against
Illinois and the sanitary district of
Chicago, sitting at the Southern hotel,
yesterday sprung a surprise on the
nonpulsed them, and, it is thought, will
have great weight in deciding the case.
His testimony brought to light
knowledge of a series of extensive bac
teriological experiments which were
carried on in a most secret manner
to show that the typhoid bacilli could
live through a journey through the
Illinois river, the drainage canal and
Mississippi river and still be alive and
active when reaching the Intake of
the water supply for St. Louis.
The experiments performed to se
cure this fact were the largest and
among tne most important ever
known in the science of bacteriology.
They demonstrated by actual practice
conclusions reached by scientists all
over the world. Numerous interesting
and important facts were developed
while the experiments were being per
formed. Two hundred barrels containing
bacilli were dumped into the drainage
canal almost under the noses of po
lice stationed to prevent anything of
that kind. The results looked for
were obtained and witnessed by Dr,
Ravold and bis assistants without an
intimation of what was going on reach
ing the camp of the enemy.
The theory was held by Dr. Ravold
and other local bacteriologists that
typhoid germs entering the waters of
the Mississippi river from Chicago
reached here alive and capable of do
ing injury to the health of the people
T0KE ON A NEW YORK ART COMMITTEE
New York, March 18. Exact repro
ductions of some of the greatest works
of Michael Angelo and Leonardo Da
Vlncl have been rejected as inartistic
and immature by the municipal art
commission, a body made up of a
number of the rich men of the city,
men who deem themselves art critics
of the first class. The commissioners
give their services to the city free of
charge just because they want munici
pal art well managed. The Joke was
turned on them by a pair of Tam
many architects, who have a contract
for the erection of the hall of records,
now nearing completion. The archi
tects, Horgan and Slattery, were an
noyed by what they deemed persecu
tion and they lay all their troubles to
the reform administration inaugurated
by Mayor Low. This contract is a
holdover since the previous adminis
tration and they claim they have been
doing their best to give satisfaction.
Despite every effort of the architects
to please, plans, drawings, sculptture,
and decorations were rejected, they
claim, because the work was In the
hands of Tammany men. The com
mission could see no art In most of
the work. The best artists obtainable
were secured, but it was the same
MUST NOT SPEAK TO HER.
East St. Louis, 111., March 18
Threats to kill his young wife result
ed in William Roy of Belleville being
permanently restrained from speaking
or writing to her, and an absolute di
vorce oelng given the young woman In
the city court by Judge Silas Cook yes
terday. Mrs. Roy sued for divorce and asked
for a protecting injunction. The re
lief granted, however, was more com
plete than the lawyers for the wife ex
pected. It means that Roy, even If
he meets his erstwhile wife on the
street, must not say a word to her,
and if he even shows by a sign that
be knows her he will be In danger
of violating the spirit of the injunc
tion. Pretty Catherine Roy, the com
plainant, is only 19 years old. The de
fendant 1b not much older. One of the
things complained of was that the
young huBband was wont to chase his
wife around the bouse and sometimes
through the yard brandishing an ax
and threatening to behead her. Roy
was recently hauled Into court by rel
atives of Mrs. Roy, who accused him
of trying to do her great bodily harm.
The divorce suit was filed at the
time and Judge Cook then ordered Roy
to keep away from bis wife until the
divorce case was decided.
Stockholm, March 18. The famine re
lief committee has received total sub
scriptions amounting to about $268,000
of which $86,000 waa sent from America.
of St. Louis. He set about proving
this by means of the bacillus prodi-
giosus. This latter is an absolutely
harmless bacillus, but greatly resem
bles tne typhoid bacclllus in point of
longevity and general conduct under
given conditions. A supply of the
bacillus prodigloBUS was secured from
an eminent scientist of Germany by
Dr. Ravold. With his supply he set
about forming tremendous colonies of
Before commencing his experiments
Dr. Ravold said he ascertained that
the bacillus prodigiosus did not In
habit the waters of the Mississippi riv
er, the Illinois river, Lake Michigan
and the drainage canal. The process
of forming the colonies was explained
in detail in the testimony. The bacil
li were placed in a broth of beef ex
tract, in which they were nourished
and increased in Incredible numbers.
The broth was boiled to rid it of any
germs anu every utensil and instru
ment was sterilized with the greatest
The number of bacilli in the solu
tion when ready is too great to calcu
late. There were 1,000,000,000 to ev
ery cubic centlmenter of the fluid.
When the solution was prepared one
barrel of it was taken to the St. Louis
harbor boat to a point in the Illinois
river Just above Grafton, where it was
poured into the stream. Later speci
mens of water were taken at the chain
of rocks and from hydrants In the city
and the bacillus prodigiosus was de
tected in these specimens.
The next experiment was on a
much larger scale, and it was only car
ried through by skill and secrecy. Two
hundred barrels of the bacilli-bearing
broth were loaded on two freight cars
and shipped to Lemont, a town on the
Chicago drainage canal about 340 miles
from the mouth of the Illinois river.
The cars were side tracked to await
the coming of night. Under cover of
darkness, so that the vigilant drain
age canal police might be escaped, the
200 barrels were poured into the ca
nal and the bacilli started on their
journey to the Mississippi river.
Then, as Dr. Ravold expressed It
his assistants departed with haste for
St. Louis. Samples of water were
taken at points between Lemont and
St. Louis. The bacillus prodigiosus
was found in all these samples, as it
was in specimens taken at the intake
at the chain of rocks, where water for
the city is pumped from the river.
THE NEW FUEL.
Berlin, March 18. William De La
barre, director of the Washburn-Pills
bury mills, Minneapolis, is In Magde
burg buying machinery for the briquet
works that W. D. Washburn intends
to build at Bismarck, N. D. Briquets,
whicn are fuel made from lignite, are
widely used in Germany.
it 18 estimated that 55,000 square
miles of lignite underlie the Dakotas
and Montana, while another wide belt
extends through the gulf states from
Florida to Texas. German geologists
have long believed that the American
cities would solve the smokeless fuel
question by the use of briquets.
story. Then, when other artists pro
nounced the work of a high class,
came the time for the joke.
Careful copies of some of the gar
goyles and cornice decorations by An
gelo and Da Vinci in St. Peter's at
Rome were secured. The reproduc
tions were pronounced perfect and
submitted, but they were not artistic
In the eyes of the experts.
LEFT HIS DEBTS BEHIND.
A Kentucky Man it Missing He Own
Frankfort, Ky.. March 18. L. B.
Weisenburg of the milling firm of L. B.
Welsenburg & Co. has left the cltt
and it Is said he owes the four local
banks $52,600. Cashier Nichol of the
Deposit bank, reported to have been
bit the heaviest, says the notes given
by Weisenburg to the banks were se
cured by warehouse receipts on wheat
stored or supposed to be stored in
the mill and granary of the Weisen
burg company and some of them in
dorsed by A. Dudley Blanton, a coal
merchant, interested with Weisenburg
in the purchase of wheat.
It is said Weisenburg lost his mon
ey in wheat and stock speculations.
ADVISOR TO KING OF SIAM.
Boston, March 18. The Transcript
says tnat one and possibly two profes
sors of the Harvard Law school have
been selected for important positions
in the royal court of Siam. One selec
tion is that of Prof. Strobel, professor
of International law, to be legal advis
or to the king. The name of the other
appointee has not yet been announc
ed. Srobel has been secretary to the
United States legation at Madrid and
third assistant secretary of state in
the second Cleveland administration
as well as minister of Ecuador and
Chicago, March 17. The arguments
in the coal case continue. The attor
neys for the defense assert that the
state court, in which the cases are be
ing heard, has no Jurisdiction, for the
reason that the charge against the de
fendants implies a violation of both
the state and federal statutes. It is as
serted that the case against the coal
operators Is said should have been
brought in the federal instead of the
state court. The defense has moved
the case be taken from the jury and
the charge against the defendants dis
missed. While the motion is being ar
gued the jury has been excluded from
Berlin, Mar, 13. Princess Bernard
of Saxe-Welmar, died suddenly Wed
nesday near Hanover. She waa seiz
ed with convulsions while driving with
her husband. It waa for her that Ber
nard, who la the second son of the late
Prince Hermann of Saxe-Welmar, re-
nbunced his name and royal rank two
HE OFFENDED DEWEY.
For This Reason or Some Other thi
Kaiser Drops Captain Obenheimer.
Berlin, (Special). Captain Oben
heimer, who commanded the German
cruiser Irene when Admiral Dewey cap
tured Manila and whose conduct was
criticised by many Americans as be
ing pro-SpaniBh, has been forced out
of the naval staff. Emperor William
accepteu his resignation, with that ol
four other officers. It Is said Oben-
heimer's resignation is due to the em
peror 8 desire to cultivate friendship
with America, even at the cost of dis
ciplining an able commander.
In this connection attention is .
drawn to a semiofficial assertion to the I
effect that Obenheimer'B resignation .
was not the result of the Philippine in
cident at this late day. Yet at the
same time the official text of Prince
Henry's report of July, 1898, of the
Irene affair is first made public on the
very day when Obenheimer resigns.
This report reads as follows:
The Irene brought off a number
of Spanish women 'and children who
had got into distress on Isla Grande
in Subig bay. She sighted there an
insurgent steamer, which disappeared
at once. Upon her return from Isla
Grande the Irene passed two United
States cruisers, which did not speak
Unotticlally it is declared that Ger
many approved Captain Obenhelmer's
conduct as being justified In the try
ing days at Manila following Dewey's
victory of May 1, 1898. In spite of
this, however, it Is well known that
Admiral Dewey was sorely perplexed
by the Irene s actions, which seemed
to be erected toward assisting t he
Spaniards against the Americans. It
is also well known that Admiral Dewey
gave Captain Obenheimer a certain
period in which to declare whether
his attitude was one of peace or war.
GREAT TROTTERS MATCHED.
Lord Derby will Meet Major Delmar on
the 4th er July.
New York, March 18. A match be
tween the great trotters, Lord Derby,
z:ui, and Major Delmar, Z:05V4. U
now assured, and an agreement to that
effect win probably be made Wednes
day. The only point at issue was as
to the division of the stake money.
I his was settled yesterday by a tel
egram from A. P. McDonald, trainer
of Major Delmar, agreeing to the
proposition made on Sunday by George
Spears, acting in behalf of E. E.
Smathers, that the winner take all.
The conditions mutually agreed on
now are that the horses trot the best
two In three heats on July 4 for $5.-
000 a side. Of this $1,000 la to be de
posited with a stakeholder when the
agreement Is signed, $1,000 30 days
before the date selected for the race.
and the balance of $3,000 on the night
before the race.
The following telegram was sent
from Albany by McDonald: "I accept
Mr. Spears' conditions. Will meet him
at Murray Hill hotel next Wednesday
at 8 p. m., prepared to post forfeit.
A. P. MTJONALD."
Secretary Reeves of the Empire City
track has made a liberal offer for the-
CASHIER JUMPS HIS BOND.
W. P. Dickerson of Eureka, Kan., Fail
10 Appear in court.
Eureka, Kas., March 18. W. P.
Dickerson, cashier of the defunct To
ronto State bank, which waa taken
charge of by the state bank examiner
on Jan. 24, with liabilities aggregating
MU.wu, is missing. Dickerson. who
was arrested a month ago. charged
with falsifying his statements as to
the bank's condition, was to have had
a preliminary hearing here. He was
out on $2,000 bonds, which he raised
by mortgaging his home.
It was charged that the books of
the bank had been changed in a most
careful manner and that deposits were
always underestimated. The money
which Dickerson is alleged to have
realized was. It is Bald, spent in specu
lation on the boards of trade in Chi
cago and St. Louis.
The bank carried $45,000 in deposits.
many of its depositors being wealthy
farmers, and it carried $8,000 of the
county's funds. The depositors will,
it is said, offer a reward for Dicker-
son's return to the state.
An Ontario Member Accuse a Minister
of the Crown.
Toronto, Ont, March 18. A sur
prise was sprung yesterday afternoon
at the first business meeting of the
Ontario legislature when R. R. Gamey,
the member for Manitoulin Island,
rose in hiB seat and accused a min
ister of the crown, J. R. Stratton, of
having bribed him to desert his party
and support the liberal government.
He also implicated J. M. Gibson, the
attorney general, and Premier Ross.
The charge caused an uproar, and
the premier, G. W. Ross, immediately
announced that a committee of investi
gation would be appointed and ad
journed the bouse.
The present government has been
In power for 24 years, and at the last
election bad a majority of only five.
Gamey stated be was paid $3,000
In cash and promised $4,000 more for
a written promise to support the gov
ernment. He laid on the speaker's
desk $500 of the money he said he bad
received. Opponents predict the down
fall of the Ross government.
Washington March 18. Senor
Guachllla, the Bolivian minister has
written the Bolivian syndicate, mado
up of capitalists of New York and Lon
don and also known as the Anglo
American syndicate, stating that he
has been informed that the syndicate
has accepted an Indemnity of $570,000
from Brazil for Its rights in the Acre
territory now in dispute between Bra
zil and Bolivia, and protesting vigor
ously against such action by the syn
dicate. The minister said tonight that
the takng of this indemnity by tho
syndicate he regarded as a waiver of
Its right to exploit the territory of
Acre, now in dispute between Brazil
and Bolivia, and that Bolivia feared
Brazil would use the rights obtained
through the purchase of the conces
sion to support her claim to the 90,
000 square miles of territory compris
ed in the Acre region. Bolivia claims
that the syndicate is absolutely with
out authority to take this action.