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FI FT Y-NIXTH YEAR. NO. 85.
MONDAY. JANUARY 24, 1910.
I'HICE TWO CENTS.
! National Commission Ad
vises Regulating Roads
FIRST REPORT HADE
Declares Cooperation of Rail
Lines Essential to Inland
Washington, Jan. 24. The prelimin
ary report of the national waterways
commission, based upon a comprehen
sive investigation in this country and
abroad, was submitted to congress to
day. It recommends, among other
things, the following:
A general plan of conservation
of water power.
f A resort to federal and state leg
islation rather than unnecessary
channel improvement merely to
enforce the reduction of railroad
freight rates, with the inhibition,
on the other hand, of the manipu
lation of such rates to freeze out
Uniform system of distribution
of cost of waterway improvement
between federal, state and local
The restriction of dam construc
tion permits. '
The Inauguration of such water
way projects only as can be com
pleted within a reasonable time.
A federal tax on power furnish
ed to consumers.
Reservation by the government
of power to alter or repeal power
Must Help Each Other.
Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday;
rising temperature. The lowest tem
perature tonight will be about 25 de
grees above zero. '
Temperature at 7 a. m., 20. Maxi
mum temperature in last 24 hours, 31.
Minimum in last 12 hours, 20. Velocity
of wind at 7 a. m., 4 miles per hour.
Precipitation, none. Relative humidity,
at 7 p. m. 82, at 7 a. m. S4.
J. M. SHERIER. local forecaster.
Sun sets 5:04. rises 7:12; moon sets
8:04 a. m.; 6:42 a. m., eastern time, full
moon; 5:24 a. m.. moon at gTeatest II
PRICE OF MEAT
Specula-tive Market Shows the
Pork Being Off.
Government on Trail of
More Rottenness at
ONE ARREST IS MADE
Undervaluation of Imports May
Involve Firms in Number
GET FIGURES ON
Thirty-One Dead, Two Missing
and 46 Injured in Spanish
GRAPPLE FOR THE BODIES
Fatal Collision on M. & O. at Carrol,
Tenn. Passenger Hits Light
MOVEMENT IS SPREADING
National Organization Will He Made
Permanent New York City
in the Throes.
New York, Jan. 24. When Mi
chael Moran, clerk of a large import
ing house, was arraigned before the
federal commissioner today it was
announced by Special Treasury Agent
Chandler that he and his assistants
were fathoming an extensive con
spiracy to defraud the government
through undervaluation of imports.
He said the conspiracy had ramifica
tion in several cities. Moran was
held under $10,000 bail.
! Chicago. Jan. 24. The widespread ' New York. Jan. 24. Charles R.
! agitation against the high price of meat Heike. secretary of the American Su
jniade itself felt here today when pork j f ara Rening company, sought today
declined 6i to , . cents from Sat- r underwe, hlnK fraud3 on n,
urdays closing figures Other prod- c,aim of haying takftn an ..immunity
jUcts also declined, but to a lesser ex- bfJth Heite.s counsel presented a
Ltm. uud,, Vult, i.wm i plea in abatement on the ground his
client, appeared on several occasions
before the grand jury which was in
the closing Quotation Saturday, to
$20.12 within the first hour of trad
ing. May sold off from $21.25 to $20.50.
Provisions closed weak with January
pork at $20 or 90 cents lower than
Saturday's close. The market was
subjected to heavy selling.
Xe-w York. In the Throe.
vestlgating frauds and was therefore
entitled to immunity. The court took
the plea under advisement.
Other I'leml Mot Guilty.
Former ' Superintendent Gerbracht
and other officials and checkers of the
New York, Jan. 24. New York to- j company indicted in conneciion with
day is in the thick of the fray for a
reduction of the cost of living. A
grand jury investigation into the meat
question is pending, a prosecutor' 3 in
quiry into the cold storage situation
has been begun, meetings to protest
against the high prices of food pro
ducts have been "called, pledges of ab-
The most essential requirement forjstention frcm meat are being nuniec
the rehabilitation of water traffic is ; ously signed, and an inquiry into the
asserted to bo the establishment of alleged milk combine was begun by j
fcarraonioTis-TelatiUZi i B'eXwegnThe" rail-TTne grand Jury.
' ways and water lines. No federal im- j The city thus gives ample evidences
provement of waterways will suffice. ! of a deep seated interest m helptn
the commission insists, without the co-
operation of communities and business
I interests and between rail and water
Dmnur In Traffic Cited.
find the solution of the problem which
has aroused practically the entire coun
try to action.
Form Permanent Organisation.
Washington. Jan. 24. Urging a na-
The most striking instance cited of ! tion wide movement to lower the ex-
a decrease in water borne traffic is thai orbit ant food prices and discountin;
of the Erie canal, though the commis
sion regards as "Quite as striking.
the sporad j and local meat boycotts.
the National Anti-Food Trust league
!the decrease in traffic on the Missis-J decided yesterday to form a perma
sippl river and Its tributaries. The re- nent organization for the protection
iport on the other hand shows that traf- , of consumers. It is planned to .use
,'fic on the great lakes increasing enor
mously. The preliminary report will be fol
1 lowed by a subsequent report with
; farther recommendations.
AMERICAN GOES TO COAST
Express Company Supercedes Pacific, 13 colonieg
the power of 'this organization, not
only now but in the future, to com
bat high prices.
The directors of the league decid
ed to incorporate their organization,
and then issued an enunciation of
principles in which they compared
their motive for emancipation of the
consumer to the revolution of the
Concern on the U. P. Koari.
New York, Jan. 24. The American !
Express company announced today
jthat an April 1 that company would
'supersede the Pacific Express company
on Ua Union Pacific railroad. The
I change means the establishment of
1 1.000 new offices by the American and
ithe extension of the business to the
1 Pacific coast.
' 6tensland and HerSng Cut.
Joliet, I1L, Jan. 24. Paul Stensland.
I convicted president of the wrecked
'Milwaukee Avenue State bank, and
Henry W. Hering, cashier, were re
leased from the penitent iaiy today on
London, Jan. 24. David Lloyd
George, chancellor of the exchequer,
author of the budget which led to
the general elections, was relected
rom the Carnarvon boros. but by a
Majority of 148 less than the last
London, Jan. 24. The liberals ma
terially increased their score, accord
ing to today's returns from Saturday's
leleetion for members of parliament
They retain IS seats previously held
out of a total of 17 contests. Of the
other two seats one went unionist an I
the other to the nationalists. The po
rtion of the parties at this time is as
Government coalition Liberals, 200;
Jaborltes, 33; nationalists, C9.
Opposition Unionists, 219.
LEFT WITHOUT CASH
Washington, Jan, 24. The $125,000
appropriation for the Immigration com
mission was stricken out of the urg
ent deficiency bill in the house today
cm a jxrfnt of order, leaving the com
mission without an appropriation.
The platform is as follows:
'The National Anti-Food Trust
league stands for the American
principle of fair play. The league
is organized in behalf of the con
sumer, as a bulwark against ex
cessive prices of any staple food
article. As long suffering as the
colonies before they threw off
the yoke of England, the Ameri
can people of the present age
have endured almost intolerable
conditions for years.
."When the consumer is denied
t-V right to purchase in the
cheapest market; when the
laws of supply and demand are
abrogated in the interests of a
coterie of unscrupulous men;
when a day's labor scarcely pro
duces enough to obtain a day's
subsistence, then it is time for
united protest and action.
"The meat boycott is not the
work- of the league, but it is a
result of our spreading the doc
trine of 'back to normal prices.
Sporadic KITort Tfeedn fiutdanee.
"These sporadic efforts to
throw off the shacklesf of food
slavery show the temper of the
people. They have been partly
successful, and need only a
guiding and directing hand to
result in complete victory. With
our rapidly recruiting strength
we soon will be prepared to
make a nation wide crusade
effective and permanent
against any artificially priced
"When backed by 1.000,000
householders an interdict need
not be fo'r a long time. After
the price is down to a normal
level, we hare the same weapon,
should there be another attempt
to raise it. The present boycotts
have no such permanency and
their effects will not be lasting.
The trusts will retaliate after
the wave of enthusiasm is spent,
unless they are combatted by the
national anti-food trust league.
I.engne Secka J(fn Member.
"The opportunity to Join the
league is now open, not alone to
individuals but also to establish-
the frauds entered pleas of not guilty.
ed associations and other bodies.
The applications of many organ
izations are now being consider
ed by the board of directors,
and others are cordially invited
to follow their example.
"We are aiming to make the
national anti-food trust league
'an 1organi.wtionp...y.afX.so ex
tensive, and so powerful numer
ically that there will be no need
to interdict the use of any ar
ticle of food, out that the gen
eral fear of such a general sus
pension and its direful conse
quences will have the effect of
lowering prices and keeping
"This is a national reform
movement only in so far as we
desire a return to natural law
of supply and demand."
Toronto, Jan. 24 Thirty-one dead,
two missing and 46 injured is the
total toll of the Spanish river wreck.
Train and Rnjtine Collide.
Jackson, Tenn., Jan. 24. Passenger
train No. 5 on the Mobile & Ohio rail
road collided head on with an extra
engine from the Jackson shops yes
terday at Carrol, Tenn.
Fireman Moore was killed and Tire
man Foster probably fatally injured
from scalding. Both legs of Engineer
M. Maroney were broken and Engin
eer John Tatum saved his life by leap
ing from his cab.
It is said the rassenger train was go
ing 50 miles an hour around a curve.
The freight engine, just out of the
shops, was making a trial run to Hum
boldt. Get 14 Bod lea From Wreck.
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Jan. 24.
Word was received yesterday from the
Canadian Pacific wreck at Spanish
river that the dining car had been re
moved from the river and that the first
class coach was half out' of the water,
the bodies of 14 victims having been
recovered. Grappling operations were
instituted to recover more bodies.
Stage of River
av aav I
DAMAGE IS UNTOLD
Estimated that Quarter of the
Area of France Is Now
Five Dead In Wreck.
Cincinnati. Jan. 24. Five trainmen
are dead and 15 persons injured as
the result of the wreck on the Big Four
night express from Chicago which
left the track two miles west of hero
Saturday morning while running 50
miles an hour.
Quakes Shake West Indies.
Kingstown, St. Vinceut, B. W. I.,
Jan. 24. Two sharp earthquake shock3
were felt throughout the island at 2:50
o'clock yesterday afternoon. In this
city the protracted shock caused . a
panic, but no damage was done.
Paris, Jan. 24. The flood situation
in Paris reached a more critical stage
this morning. The Seine has risen
nine inches since 2 o'clock and now
registers 7.53 metres at Pont Royal.
This is the highest the river has been
since 1S02, when it reached 8.80
metres, the highest record in the his
tory of France except the year 1G15.
A terrible tempest of rain and wind
broke over the city at daylight and
only adds to the horror of the situa
tion and suffering of the poor and
homeless. The river presents an awe
People Watch Flood.
A quarter of a million people throng
the stone parapets and quays watching
the yellow tide which crowded with
driftwood, wine casks and other
wreckage is rushing seaward. The
water is alnfost flush with the arches
of the bridges.
Hope for Miiimom Tonlajbt.
Municipal authorities are hopeful
the maximum stage of water will lie
reached tonight. Firemen, police and
troops are working like mad at all
bridges disentangling blockades result
ing from floating debris and it is hoped
all bridges will be saved. Traffic on
several of the frailer ones, however,
has been stopped. All cellars along
the quays are filled with water. One
of the chief dangers is the weakening
of foundations of buildings along the
water front by the seeping of waters.
House Appoints Graham in Place of j The retaining walls of the foreign of-
RELIGIOUS FANATICS WAR
Hundred Killed in Clashes Between
Factions in Asia Minor.
St. Petersburg, Jan. 24. Over a hun
dred persons have been killed and
many wounded as a result of a re
ligious conflict in old Bokhara between
sunnites ar.d Shiahs for two days past.
Russian troops have been sent to the
CAUCUS ACTION ACCEPTED
Lloyd on lrobe Committee.
. Washington, Jan. 4, A.ccepting
the action of the democratic caucus
the house today elected Graham of
Illinois member of the Balltnger-Pin-chot
investigating committee in place
of Lloyd of Missouri.
Roads Forced to Carry Liquors.
Kansas City, Jan. 24. Judge John
F. Phillips issued an order in the
United States circuit court here Satur
day temporarily enjoining the M., K.
& T. railroad from refusing shipments
of liquor consigned to points in Okla
homa and Kansas, "dry" states. The
order is issued In favor of the Harvest
King Distilling company of Kansas
Mutilated Head of Woman Found.
Chicago, Jan. 24. Horribly mutilated
the head of Mrs. Jennie Cleghorn,
whose decapitated body was found in
a resort in Armour avenue last Wed
nesday, was picked up Saturday night
in a vacant lot several blocks away
from the scene of the murder.
Up Two Miles in Balloon.
Los Angeles, Jan. 22. Clifford B.
Harmon of New York and George Har
rison marked the end of the aviation
meeting yesterday by going up 10,500
feet in a balloon a new record for the
Peruvians Honor Bryan.
Lima, Peru, Jan. 24. William Jen
nings Bryan has been made the spe
cial guest of the municipality and has
been invited to attend a special din
ner in his honor tomorrow afternoon.
Mr. Bryan, who has been slightly ill.
Japs Arrested for Killing Birds.
Washington. Jan. 24. Twenty-thre
Japanese have been arrested in the
Hawaiian islands under regulations
preventing the destruction of birds for ,ter of France is under water
plumage. They were turned over to
the United States marshal at Hono
lulu for trial.
i floe are surrounded by water and the
beautiful-garden-in tb? "reaTttf Thtr
buildlng is a veritable lake.
Streets around the chamber of dep
uties are considered unsafe and traffic
on these thoroughfares is forbidden.
The tunnel between Quai D'Orsay and
Qua! D'Austerlitz is a rushing stream.
The partial crippling of the water sup
ply threatens the capital with a water
famine. The police are notifying in
habitants to boil the water used for
drinking purposes and avoid danger of
a typhoid epidemic.
Mo Trains to the South.
Surface and underground railways
remain partially suspended and rail
road traffic is utterly demoralized and
completely suspended to the southward
of Paris. The situation in suburban
places up and down the river Is de
plorable. The lower quarters of all
towns below Paris are under, water,
the streets of Auteuil resembling Ven
ice. A dyke near St. Germain broke j
today, flooding the valley as far as
Malmaison. The lower portion of Bois
de Boulogne is a blanket of water
caching to Bagatelle.
One-Fourth 1'nder Water.
Judging from reports today a quar-
tories and mills have stopped work m
Auto Road Damaged.
Great damage has been done to the
beautiful automobile roads which have
been washed out in many places. Tlw
rivers Rhone and Loire are falling in
the lower reaches and the situation is
greatly improyed at Lyons. The gov
ernment has ordered prefects and
military commanders everywhere to
provide food and shelter for the relief
of the suffering.
Ten Villase Inundated.
The dyke at Saone Au Doubs broke
thisafternon inundating 10 villages.
Hundreds of persons are on the roofs
of the submerged homes crying for
help. Two persons were drowned at
Chalons. Boats are used by the res
cuers. Flood National Ulster.
Paris, Jan. 24. The floods now ex
ceed all records and are fast assum
ing the proportions of a national dis
aster. In the north, east and west
hundreds are homeless. Although it
is Impossible at present to estimate
the damage, it will be tremendous.
The rise in the waters continued
all yesterday. At Pari3 the Seine
reached 7.4 0 metres at noon. The
normal height of the river at this
season is Z.4 8. The torrent almost
touched the arches of the beautiful
bridges, threatening them with de
struction. The Pont des Arts and
the Pont de l'Alma are in momentary
danger and are guarded by the po
lice. The cold weather led to the hope
of abatement of the floods, but yes
terday a heavy snow set in, turning
to rain, which is still falling. This
aggravated the situation and caused
great suffering to the victims.
Flood Sweeping; Toward Paris.
A dispatch from Chalons sur Marne
says a huge volume of water is sweep
ing toward Paris. M. Lepine, pre
fect of Paris, after a tour of inspec
tion, took a grave view of the situa
tion. "The weather bureau," he said,
"forecasts a further rise of 30 cen
timetres. I do not know what to do
in the face of this situation."
Oue of the w.itcr mains, serving
five of the most populous arrondlsse
ments in the south and west of the
city, burst last night and these dis
tricts are without water. It is feared
the city will be in a like condition
soon, as the flood Is invading the
pumping stations. The compressed
air factory, which supplies the ele
vators in Paris, has shut down.
Sewers Threaten to Overflow.
One of the great engines which
pump the sewage in the eastern sec
tion of Paris broke down on account
AT WORK ON.
Utmost Secrecy Sur
USE MANY DETECTIVES
Secret Service Agents Remain
With Witnesses Till After
Chicago, Jan. 24. The work of pre
paring the case of the government
against four big meat packing con
cerns of this city to ascertain wheth?r
they operated to control prices of freah
meats was begun in earnest in th-i
federal court today. A special venire
of Jurors appeared before Judge Landis
ar.d 23 men were chosen to compose
the grand jury that 1 to hear the evi
dence to decide whether indictments
6hall be returned against the packers.
Keep Identity of Witnesses Secret.
Every precaution is taken to kep
the identity of the witnesses secret.
A large number of cecret service op
eratives have been brought here from
other cities and it is believed they
will be used in serving subpoenas,
as well as supplying evidence gath
ered during the investigation. At the
city offices of the National Packing
company it was said no subpoenal
! horl Kaon CAnAt
Will Avoid Spectacular.
Every possible effort to avoid the
spectacular in the serving of sub
poenas throughout the rase will be
made by United States District Attor
ney Sims, according to an announce
ment today. In many cases the sub
poena will be served by a secret ser
vice operative, it is said, and he will
remain with the witness from the
to overflow the streets: Several quar
ters are without electric light and all
trolley lines to eastern suburbs are
out of commission.
BETTER OF FIGHT
time of serving the subpoena until
of-the. flood-and , tiw-wwwrhTretrt --iJaess-a-cpl tf-h is testU
Xicaragunn Insurgents Overcome by
Superior Force and Retire.
MEET TO PLAN BIG
Pittsburg. Jan. 24. The annual Joint
session of the schedule and rules com
mittees of the American and National
baseball leagues opened this afternoon.
The paramount issue Is whether the
National shall play 1C8 games or 154.
Property Lohs Vast.
It is impossible to estimate the prop
erty loss that will result from the i
floods, but it will run into millions of j
francs. Fortunately the loss of life
is small. The eastern, central and
southern districts of France are ter
ribly afflicted. Valleys and plains ara
Inundated and cities and towns In
darkness. Troops are every where or
dered to the work of rescue.
Water in many villages along the
Saone and Marne nas reached tha
roofs of dwellings. A number of fac-
POOR QUALITY AS WELL AS HIGH
PRICES RESULT OF NEW TARIFF
(Special Correspondence of The Argus.)
Washington, Jan. 22. Increased cost
of living is only one of the hardships
that has accompanied high tariff rates.
Inferior qualities have come hand in
hand with increased prices, and there
is a growing sentiment that any con
gressional investigation into the in
creased cost of living should be accom
panied by a probe of the question:
"Why are the particular goods receiv
ing the greatest amount of protection
constantly becoming poorer in qual
ity?" True of Many Articles.
That inferior qualities is true of
many manufactured goods is as well
known to the consumer as the fact
that the cost of living has increased.
This is particularly 'true of all prod
ucts of the steel trust, and also nearly
all manufactured leather products.
such as shoes, harness, etc., and also
years been making an Investigation of
the decline in quality of steel products.
"As a result of having a monopoly,
or what practically amounts to that,
on steel products," says Mr. Haugen,
"the steel trust is gradually cheapen
ing its products. Take barb wire, for
instance. On my farm in Iowa there is
a piece of barb wire fence put up five
years ago, and another piece put up 30
years ago. The wire put up 30 years
ago is in far better condition than that
put up five years ago.
"Last summer while inspecting con
ditions on the Panama canal I had an
other opportunity to ' note the differ
ence in quality of American-made steel
goods and foreign-made steel goods.
There were two shanties covered with
corrugated steel roofing which was
supposed to answer to the same specifi
cations. One of the roofs was made
by a French company and put in posi
tion some 15 years ago. The other
woolens and manufactured cotton I roof was made in America and put in
Representative Gilbert N. Haugen of
Iowa (republican) has for two or three
place within the last four or five years.
The French roof appeared to be as
good as the day it was put on, while
the American-made roof was rusted
through in places."
Same Tnlna; la Woolens.
There was recently printed at the re
quest of Senator La Follette, as senate
document No. 270, a statement of the
Carded Woolen Manufacturers' asso
ciation, which shows that as a result
of the high Payne-Aldrich-Smoot law
rates, the. people may expect inferior
"Of course, the American people will
be clothed with something," reads this
statement, in part, "even if the grow
ing and importation of wool materials
are stopped. If not wool, then with
something else. Many of the carded
woolen mills which at one time made
all wool goods have, under the condi
tions brought about by the tariff, been
turned over to the manufacture .of
what is popularly known as 'cotton
worsteds.' They are no longer carded
woolen mills, but are turning out vast
quantities of goods made chiefly of
cotton with a small percentage of
worsted. Figure 7 shows a fabric of
this kind, composed of 1 1-3 per cent of
worsted and 98 2-3 per cent of cotton."
Managua. Jan. 24. Ths advance
guard of the revolutionary army, 500
strong, engaged the government out
posts Yesterday at Ia Libertad, 14
miles north of Acoyapa,
The government forces. 1,500
strong, under command of general Na
ciso Arguello, opened fire vih the ar
tillery. The revolutionists replied at
long range with rifle Are. They re
tired after 25 minutes on finding them
selvps so bdly outnumbered, and
Must Observe Neutrality.
San Juan, Del Sur, Jan. 24. Rear
Admiral Kimball, commander of the
American squadion, has issued a no
tice urging all Americans in Nicara
gua to abstain from taking part in the
political controversies or from viola
tion of the laws of neutrality towards
the factions in arms. He declares
that he will not extend protPction to
any so-called American interest which
has no existence in law or by right.
mony before the grand Jury.
Ready for Flcbt.
The packers are ready for combat.
f'All I've got to say," faid J. Ogden
Armour, "is that cooperation that may
exist among the packers is a benefit
to the public rather than the reverse."
Three lines of action have been out-
! lined. These are
I Criminal prosecution for alleged vio
lation of the anti-trust lav.-,
j Civil action for the dissolution of the
National Packing company.
Contempt proceedings for allege 1
violation of Judge Grosscup's injunc
tion restraining packers from fixing
prices in restraint of trade.
j President la Villllna.
j Washington, Jan. 24. Callers at
the White house whoshave sounded
ithe president recently as to his attl
Itude toward the .prosecution of the
! so-called trusts report that, resnrd
j less of whether the proposed volun
tary federal corporation law is pass
led or not. the administration 13 pre-
paring to deal vigorously with the
j big combinations ? as to bring them
: within the provisions of the anti
I trust law.
! SOUTH FOLLOWS MOVE
j Railway Kniployrti lrewnt Demand
for W age Increase.
Cleveland. Jan. 24. Officials of
the 2"i railway systems of the South
ern association today received propo
sitions from the Brotherhood tf Rail
road Trainmen and Order of Rail
road Conductors for a wace increase
and better working condition".
SIX-MASTER IS WRECKED
Captain. Wife and Crew of Schooner
Tied to Rigging for IO Hours.
Edgartown, Mass.. Jan. 24. One
of the few six-masters flying the
American flag, the schooner Mertie B.
Crowley, lies a total wreck on the
reefs three miles off the southeastern
end of Martha's Vineyard island. The
ship was bound from Baltimore for
Boston with coal.
To the bravery of Skipper Levi
Jackson and four sailors of the Ed
gartown fishing smack Priscilla is due
the rescue of the 1 5 persons aboard
the Crowley Captain Haskell, his
wife and 13 members of the crew.
Mrs. Haskell, like the others, was
lashed for 10 hours to the rigging of
the battered schooner until Captain
Jackson brought his litle smack near
enough to send out dories that saved
The schooner went on the rocks at
5:30 o'clock yesterday morning. The
wreck was due directly to the mis
take of the man at the wheel in mak
ing out Edgartown light as that on
Pioneer Banker Die.
Danville, 111., Jan. 24. Solomon
Plant, aged 72. a millionaire pioneer
banker, is dead.
President Nominates Three,
Washington, Jan. 24. The president
today sent to the senate the following
nominations: Brigadier General James
Allen of the army to be chief signal
officer (reappointment); Francis S.
Howell, United States attorney for Ne
braska, and Henry Brueggemann, post
master at Alton, 111.
FAINTS IN ARMS
OF BANKER AND
ralgnmUit today of Bessie Roberts and
Annie Williams came the story of how
Warner M. Van Norden. banker and
president of the Van Norden
Trust company, was robbed of 28,
000 last Wednesday. As Van Norden
was leaving a hotel that day he saw
one of the women drop a pocketbook.
As the banker was returning it the oth
er woman suddenly fainted on his
shoulder. The woman was revived,
and when the banker reached home he
missed his pocketbood containing the
moaey. The two women were today
held In $30,000 for further examination.
NEW WAGE DEMAND
Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 24. A reso
lution demanding an increase of th
wages of all bituminous coal district
was introduced In the convention of
the United Mine Workers by Precident