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.MOTTO-All The News When It Is News. VOLUMK XVII DAKOTA CITY, NEK., FRIDAY, MAY 14, 1909. NUMBER 4G DAKOTA IHIFIR AT! ID) CURRENT HAPPENINGS FAITHFUL CHRONICLE OF ALL IMPORTANT ITEMS. 20 WORKMEN KILLLKI) UVUK 1YN.MITK ltLAST SIOT OFF XKAK AI ,HAXY, X. Y. tnst Hole tu Preparation for a liijt Mast Was lii'lug Prilled by Quarry laborers Wltcn a Percussion Cap Is Prematurely Discharged. At least twenty men , were killed Wednesday by a premature bluBt of dynamite In a stone quarry operated by the Callahan Improvement com rahv. nunr South' Bethlehem, eleven nines poutnwfKt or Aioany, is. x. itic dead: John Hoyt Callannn, vice presi dent and general manager of the com pany; Charles D. Callanan, a brother; l.oroy McMillan, assistant secretary-; John Hendtickson. steam driller; Fred Snyder, master mechanic; James Ma lony, blacksmith; William Baumes, fireman; Fred Zapport, agent of the National Power company; twelve Ital ian workmen. One thousand pounds of dynamite exploded and the bodies of the victims were hurled hundreds of feet by the concussion and so badly mutilated as to be almost beyond recognition. As darkness was falling a wagon drew up at the engine house loaded with what had been picked up back on the quarry hill. A crowd of grief stricken relatives gathered around each other to Identify the dead. Italians with shovels found here and there portions of bodies and brought their grewsome loads In boxes to the engine house, which served as a temporary morgue. The Callanan Road Improvement company furnishes crushed stone for road building'.' The preparations for Wednesday's blast had been going on for six weeks. Thirteen holes 75 feet deep had been drilled at points about twenty feet back of the face of the big quarry and the explosion of dy narnlto with which they were to be loaded was expected to displace 40,000 tons of rock. ! Over 8.000 pounds of dynamite was to have been used. The workmen had placed 500-pound charges In six of the holes and were working on the seventh When a percussion cap was prematurely discharged. A terrific explosion followed which hurled tons of rock It. to the air and scattered the bodies of the victims in all directions. Two officers were standing near by nt the time directing the work. Houses in the vicinity were shaken and win dows shattered by the concussion, and consternation reigned in the little vll lago. imiTISH MEAT TKADE. American Ilccr Trust Has a Foothold In Knglnnd. The commission appointed In July, J 908, to Inquire Into the alleged com binations in the meat trade in the United Kingdom issued its report Wednesday evening. A large portion of the report is devoted to the Ameri can beef trust and Its representatives in London, the committee concluding that while a combination exists to a certain extent between four compa nies In the United States engaged in the United Kingdom ,it is not at pres. cut sufficiently powerful to seriously ndungcr the beef trade as a whole. Hut should these firms, as seems possi ble, acquire considerable interests In Argentina the situation with regard to the meat supply of the United King dom might become serious. "With such command," the report says, "of practically the whole import ed live cattle and chilled and frozen beef trade, the firms composing such combination might be able to deter mine beef prices at Smithfleld market itself and largely affect prices through out the country." Monkeys Aro Cremated. A small boy, name unknown, threw a lighted match into a cag-4 of mon key which brought up the tall end of the parade of Gentry's circus at Jef fersonvllle, I ml. The cage was lit tered with Hi aw, and before the at tendants could pull out the animals they were cremated. There were seven monkeys In the cage, all trained. 1oWt Know Ills Own Name. Claiming complete lapse of mem ory, a mysterious stranger has arrived at McNeil, Ark., the only means of Identification being the letters "H. A. W." on his linen. He says lie remem bers he was In Texas and that he was a professor In a university, but his recollection further than this is blank. Sioux City Uve Stock Market. Wednesday's quotations on the Sioux City live stock market follow: Heeves, $4.80 0 6.70. Top hogs, $7.10, Acquitted of Libel. Luther J. Brown, head of the de tective bureau of the United railroads, charged with the alleged "kidnaping" in September, 107, of Fremont Older, managing editor of the San Francisco "Bulletin, against whom a warrant for criminal libel of Brown had been sworn out In a Los Angeles court, was acquitted Wednesday. JIAINS Hi;i.l iil lliTY. Jury Brings In a Verdict of First De gree MitnsItiiiRlitcr. Capt. I'eter C. Hnlns, Jr., United States army, faces a prison term of from one to twenty years. Despite the testimony submitted by the de fense an tending to show Insanity, he was convicted late Tuesday of man slaughter in the first degree for killing William E. Annls at the Bayslde Yacht club last August. Following the young army officer's conviction his counsel announced they would produce affidavits to show that the Jury had been Improperly guarded during the trial und upon this allega tion will urge that a new trial bo granted. These affidavits will be sub mitted on Monday, the time set for I .basing sentence and for any motions that the defendant's counsel desire to make. There will, of course, be the usual motion to set aside the verdict as ogainst the weight of evidence and ccntrary to law, but the unguarded .Uiiy feature Is the only departure from the procedure looking to a new Trial. Daniel O'Reilly, of counsel for the defense, said: "There was no evidence In this case to warrant a verdict of manslaughter. It should either have been murder in the first degree or acquittal on the ground of Insanity. The Jurors were permitted to roam about the country In an automobile and go right to the verge of the scene of the homicide, which Is clearly against the law. We will have affidavits to prove that such Is the case, and also that the Jurors were permitted to leave the Jurisdic tion of the county and have been on government property at Fort Totten, all of which will be urged as a ground for setting aside the verdict." The conviction after the Jury had been out less than three hours came as a surprise. It had been expected that a verdict of acquittal on the ground of insanity or a disagreement would re lit. No one was more surprised than ..ilstrict Attorney DeWitt, who had said all he could hope for was a dis agreement. Unlike the scenes attending the trial of Thornton Huins, the defendant's brother, who was acquitted of complic ity in the same crime, there was no demonstration in court when the ver dict was rendered. FAIL TO ACIiRK. Missouri House Sends State Wide Pro hibition Bill Back Without debate and by a viva voce vote the Missouri house Tuesday re fused to concur in the senate amend ments to the statewide prohlbtion res olution and sent it back to the 'upper house, asking that body to recede. As the senate probably will decline to give up Its changes In the measure a con ference committeee will be appointed. The senate amendments to the resolu tion, which provides for a popular vote on a constitutional amendment estab lishing prohibition, were two. "The st erased the house provision that prohibition, If adopted, would not be come effective until 1913. The second was a tax rider Increasing the lawful rate for all taxing bodies 100 per cent over the present rate. fiov. Hadley's bill providing for the licencing of social clubs which sell In toxicants to members was defeated in the house Tuesday for the second time, The governor sent two messages to the legislature urging the passage of the measure. DECISION' FAVORS TOBACCO CO. Can Sell to Whom It Pleases, Says the Court of Appeals. The New York court of appeals Tuesday affirmed the Judgments of the courts below In the case of John A. Locker vs. the American Tobucco com pany and others. Locker clulmed the defendant controlled so large a pro portion of the tobacco output that Its products destroyed his business. The opinion holds in substance that whereas a combination of several per sons to withhold an illegal restraint of trade, one person or corporation can legally sell to whom It pleases and the extent of Its business does not af fect Its right. Panama Canal Excavation. The total excavation for April on the Panama canal was 3,454,694 cubic yards, according to a cablegram re ceived Tuesday by the Isthmian canal commission from Chief Engineer (Joethals. This amount Is less than the xcavation in the previous month, but greater than the excavation In April, 1108. French Tariff BUI. The French senate's new draft of (he tariff bill has been made public. In addition to concessions affecting the United States already published the maximum duty on canned meats has been reduced from 30 francs to S3 franc per 100 kilos. Know Storm In Montana. Reports from various portions of Montana tell of a heavy snow storm Tuesday. A foot of snow fell In Galla tin county. In the mountains It was much heavier. ' Pollen Raid a Club. The New York police raided the Ijong Acre Athletic club Tuesday night soon after the evening's program had started. Joe Hessa, the referee and two fighters who were In tho ring at the time, Young Williams and Joe Morgan, were arrested. The bouts at Brown's gymnasium went unmolest ed. BURSTS AS IT LAX1S. lrt Otiinhn Itnllooii Drops Xear Jack, son, Xch. After making a ruccrssful (light of nearly seven hours' duration In which time the big gas bag drifted from the government post at Omaha to Jackson. Neb., army balloon Xo. 12, nned by Capt. Claude De Forest Chandler and Lieut. James E. Ware, exploded Just as a landing was made Sunday idght. Xclther of the two army officers was Injured seriously, although Lieut. Ware received a smalt gush above one eye which bled profusely. The big balloon caught fire from the explo sion and burned to a crisp. Fort Omaha Is one of the best equipped of the Weste rn army stations for balloon maneuvers, and the fact that the big bag Sunday covered a dis tance of over 100 miles In about seven hours Is nn Indication that the army balloonist aro acquiring more skill. Lieut. Ware declared that aside from the destruction of the gas bog the flight was an entire success. Capt. Chandler believes that while at a high altitude the pas bag became charged with static electricity and that on reaching tho ground the contact with the earth caused an arc to form, thus producing an olectrlc spark which set fire to the balloon. The ascension was mnde from Fort Omaha at 11:15 Sunday and was su pervised by Capt. Chandler, assisted by a detachment of trained 'signal corps men. The balloon started north west as soon as it was well Into the air and soon crossed the Missouri riv er. It followed the general course of the river for nearly 100 miles, the flight following an east-northwesterly direction. The highest altitude reach ed was 4,400 feet, shortly after the balloon left the earth. A fair breeze carried. the bag at a 30-mile gait tho first hour, when the wind died down and the balloon becalmed for an hour and a half. The wind then sprung up and carried the big bag at a rapid rate to the northwest. A message whs dropped at Tckamah, Neb., but was not picked up. Running out of ballast In tho vicinity of Jackson. Capt. Chan dler decided to make a landing. The balloon came down In an open field lit an easy manner, but Just as It reached the earth the explosion occurred. LI NEK BREAKS RECORD. The Mauretania Makes Fast Time Across Atlantic. The Cunard liner steamer Maure tania arrived off Daunts rock. Queens- town, AUinuay morning, having beaten her own precious record and all other eastward records by 24 minutes. She would have done still better had she not been delayed by fog off Fastenet. The liner's time from the Ambrose lightship to Haunts rock was 4 days, 18 hours and 11 minutes. She covered the entire distance, 2.935 knots, nt an an average speed of 25.70 knots an hour. The best previous average speed eastward was 25. CI. From Thursday noon until Sunday noon the steamer plowed along at the rate of .'6.3 knots an hour, constituting a record for three days. In this time she made also a record for a single days' run eastward, 610 knots, as against 609. She made this distance between Friday noon and Saturday noon. The daily runs were 588, 605, 610, 600 and 532. LIFE TERM FOR JAMES BOYLE I 'unions Kidnaper Receives Maximum Sentence. James II. Boyle was sentenced Mon day at Mercer, Pa., to life imprison ment in tho western penitentiary at Pittsburg for the kidnaping of "Billy" Whltla. Mrs. Boyle, indicted as Mary Doe, received a sentence of twenty live years, with a line of 5,000 and the costs ol the prosecution. Boyle did not create the scene in ouit lie had threatened and did not utter a word prior to his sentence. His counsel, however, made a plea for both Boyle and his wife, asking for leniency In both cases. He stated that until a recent period the extreme pen alty for kidnaping in that state was ten yean, and in view of the fact that the boy had been treated with every consideration and that all care had been taken not to Infllot unnecessary mental anguish upon the parents, he felt leniency might be asked for with property. American Still In Jail. Harold Sanborn, the young Chlcago an now In a Mexican prison as the result of a riot on the Sanborn plan tation near Vera Crux, in which six Mexicans were killed, in exonerated of any blame In a detailed story of the riots received. Sanborn is still In Jail, however. Drown in the Chippewa. George Hall, aged 21; R. H. Sweet, aged 45, and Sweet's wife and four children were drowned In the Chippe wa river at Eau Claire, Wis., Saturday night when Hall's gasoline launch cap sized In midstream upon striking some sunken piling. Nobody saw the launch capsize. Brokerage linn (ioos to Wall. The American Stock and Grain com pany, of St. lxuis, Mo., a brokerage concern, capitalized at 150,000, made an assignment Monday. Harry Rug gles, the assignee, announced that property valued at $6,898 had been turned over to him. No statement of liabilities was issued, nor was the cause of the company's action made I know n ! NEBRASKA SHOOTING AT BARN DANCE. William .lolinii lit settled Cnlldown for Instilling Younir Women. William Johnson, a farm laborer, has been placed under nnest on the charge of havirr; Flint nt otto Kruse and others with Intent to do great bodily injury. From the story of the affair as related by the complaining witnesses Johnson attended a barn t-.uiee about i U.iit iniii i orihve-'t of Grand Island at the farm of Kruse. As several youiif,' women wrra about to go through the lower part of the big barn to get to the stairway to the loft, Johnson, who hn.l been drinking, showed a bottle of whl.ity nud Invited the girls to drink with him. They refused. He became Insistent and the girls nervlly grasped the bottle and took It away from him. They later related their experience In the loft, where the dancing was going on and where the owner wa. and the latter went down to remonstrate with John Hon, who was still making a disturb ance, and pacify him. After a talk there Johnson left, but Immediately two shots entered the barn, tho bullets passing close to w here iv- men were sitting. Johnson tiled to and did hide the revolver, but It was later fou.id, fire marks on ono hand ore not evl fire marks on one had are not evi dence In his favor. GIRL IS STILL INFATUATED. Violet Scot ilium Stands by Man Who EnllcctI ller Away. Samuel Bristol and Violet Scotthorn, of Falrbury, who eloped u few dnys ago, were found Saturday at Wahoo, and arrested by Sheriff Ohurnslde. Bristol Is charged with enticing the girl, who Is only 15 years of age, from home, and on his preliminary exam ination was held In $500 bond to the next term of district court. Bristol has been working at Falrbury for a few weeks In the employ of a painting firm, and made the girls acquaintance while there. The girl was held In bond to appear as a witness at district court, as It is evident she has not lost her Infatuation for Bristol and la try ing to help him out of his trouble. AN ALLIANCE MAN IN TROUBLE. Arrested for Pusslng Worthies Clieeks in Chicago. T. O. Ganson, formerly engaged in the. hotel business in Alliance, under arrest for passing1 worthless checks, hua been placed tn a peculiar predica ment, if his story told to Municipal Judge Hume.'of Chicago, Is true. Gan son was granted a continuance pending the arrival of reports from the Alli ance National bank. According to Ganson his brother-in-law had access to his bank account, end when a check given the Wellington hotel was returned marked "Xo funds," he ex plained that his relative may have transferred their account to another bank. BANK ROBI1EK CAUGHT. Keyno Aabi'l Confesses to Looting; -' braskti Institutions. Reyne Aabel, Jr., arrested at Min .len Tuesday, has confessed to the robbery of the banks at Keene and Hartwell, Neb., last winter. He Impli cates Galloway und Grow, two young men of Mlnden, who have been with out visible means of support for the past year., When the sheriff of Har lan county went to arrest these men Tuesday he found that they had gone In an uutonuibile to Kearney, mid wir ing there he learned that they had gone still farther on. All trace of them has been lost. Table Uock to Be Lighted. Articles of Incorporation were adopted ut a. meeting held recently of the Table Rock Electric Lighting company. The authorized capital of the company Is placed at $25,000, with a puld up capital of $6,000. Nearly $6,000 in stock has been already sub scribed, the most of it by citizens of Table Uock. Gibbon Water System W ins. A passing train set tire to J. D. Dru ry's big burn, east of Gibbon, recently, An alarm was turned In and both fire companies responded. A terrific wind was blowing and the fire was burning to the eaves, but the magnificent wa ter system put it out and very' little damuge was done. Wheat Prospects Poor. The prospects for a wheat and oat crop In the vicinity of Battle Creek are very poor, a combination of freez ing weather, shortage of ruin and sand driven by a gulo has practically clean ed the fields. Corn planting is well under way and the (round Is In fair condition for this, but rain Is needed. Bathrobe Cord for Noose. Andrew Anderson, of Slater, com monly known as Buffalo Anderson, committed suicide by hanging himself. He leaves a wife and a number of children. He committed the act in his room fastening a bathrobe cord to a nuil. fiirncKle to Glte $10,000. Andrew Curnegle has notified the Norfolk libruty board thut $10,000 Is available for the construction of a public library there. Women Hurt In a Kiinnuiiy. While returning from school 'lues day afternoon two daughters of Will lam Sheahan, living near Hubbard, were thrown from u buggy In a run away and each suffered a fractured arm. Itc-Elis-U'd Grand .MirnKr, Under a suspension of I be rules Grand Master Workman Walling was unanimously re-fleeted by the A. O. U. W. grand lodge in session at Lincoln TuesJay. STATE IWS I RICHARDSON WAN TS DVMACI'.S. I 'aimers on Rlrh Neitialia Bottoms Have Stai M i) Hie Movement. Preliminary steps for tho organiza tion of a dtaimigc district In J.ihnson county wove taken In Teeitmseh Sat urday afternoon. A iverttnir o: I mil owners olong the Nriiuihi! botti u u.td others In the dlsttlct was held i,t the Commercial club, ami It. 12. Grn,lat:d, of ra'ei... i :.- considered tin a a thoiity on di "linage matters and who heads the movement :i R(ehar1on, outlined the plans of work neecfaiy. A rellniliinry ot K'ml;:ntlon to go abend with the v.oik was perfeited, with H. W. Harms, of Sterling, as president, and o. K, lilt knell, of Elk Creek, as secretary. A committee of four wits chosen to solicit the land owners alonr th; bottoms In the Inter est of the mcunlxiitloii. ATTRACTIONS ARE CHOSEN. List of Speakers for Seward's Suiumei Cliiiiitauqun. A representative of a rhuutsnriua system, has been In Seward for the past few days making arrangements for the Chautauqua to be held this summer. Among the attractions so far booked are Helen May Buller's la dles' bund of twenty-one pieces; the Kirksinilh Concert company; Hesper ian male quartet, Jubilee singers; Shuugapavl, Indian maglclon and his com puny; Ernest Harold Baynes, Pe ter MacQueen. Marlon Ballou Flk; Iou J. Boatiehamp; George W. Thompson; Frederick E. Hopkins, Senator La Follette, George R. Stew art; Father Daly und William Rnlney Bennett. The dates for the session have not been arranged. WOOSTER EXONERATES WIFE. Absorvoi Her from Blatiin for Titklug. Ills Money to Start New Suit. Charles Wooster, of Charles City, Is out with a statement In which he exon erates his wife from the blame of tak ing the ticket and money which he sent her at Portland. Ore., for the pu. pose of returning to him, and appro priating It to her own use for the pur pose of returning to start another suit for divorce against him. He says that he now understands t,hat the transac tion was upon the advice of her attor news and that she Is completely exon erated from the transaction. In dis trict court Thursday Mr. Wonster voj unturlly offered to give money for the support of his wife and expressed a wish that a reconciliation might be ef fected between them. H1LDRET1I SUED FOR DAMAGES Cody Man Asks $10,000 of Franklin Banker for Alleged Libel. W. H. Austin, formerly postmaster at Franklin, Neb., now of Cody, Wyo., has' instituted suit In the federal court at Hastings against Carson Hll dreth, a banker at Franklin, for $10, 000 damages for alleged libel. Tho claim for damages Is bused on' the charge that when Austin was a candi date for admission to the Masonic lodge at Cody Mr. Hlldreth sent the lodge officers a note calculated to have him blackballed. Both tho plaintiff and defendant ate well known throughout Nebraska. AN OLD CASE SETTLED. W oodmen of World ut West Point Wit Insiiruiiee Suit. The long drawn out case of Hruby vs. the Woodmen of the World has at Vist been finally decided after nine year of litigation. The suit was Insti tuted by Vaclav Hruby, of West Point, who sought to recover from the order $2,000 for tho deuth of his boh, who committed suicide on account of the death of his llnuuee, through despond ency. The supreme court decided In favor of the order and taxed the costs, $210, to the plaintiff. Nine Will Become Doctors. Nine students of the medical depart ment of the University of Nebraska, will receive their diplomas May 20 and become full Hedged doctors. The grad uatlng exercises, which are public, will be held at the First Congregatlonul church, with Dr. W. W. Keen, of Phil adelphia as the speaker. Boyer Must Serve Sentonoe. George Boyer muBt serve the sen tence of three years Imposed upon him by the district court of Cheyenne county for walloping a neighbor named Perllek over the heud with a two-by-four so hard thut he died two days later. Boyer was convicted of manslaughter. Fire Near Sulliorbiiul. In a prairie fire which raged south east of Sutherland the burn on the TU terlngton ranch was destroyed. Sev eral head of hogs were also burned there, as well as much valuable range In the territory. It Is thought that more property was destroyed In other localities. HtMHt Track at W est Point. Sehlnstock brothers, the noted horM breeders of Went Point, have con structed a fine race truck upon their property there and have unnounced thut a series of race meets will take place there. This new departure prom ises to became very popular. . l iuuicH I 'united by Gale. Fanned by u 60-inile wind, a aevert prairie lire raged over from six tu ten toxrtishlpa of lund neur North Platte Wednesday and Thursday. Several farm dwellings u nil much live stock were destroyed by tbe flru, and many other buildings. In addition lo stock. hoi StihxmM for Wnyne. At Tuesday's' session of tho now city council granted km loon licenses to A. W. Stndden and G. H. Itohdor under the new daviitrht ortliaoee ut 1" 1&0 i e; ch. The third one wui rejected PEACE CMONS AT National Congress l Urged to Be gin Campaign of HJucation to Baniih Conflict. ritESIDENT TArT SENDS LETTER Leaders from All the State and European Nations Voire Cry to the World. The second natlonnl peace congress was opened formally In Chicago for a three days' session. Orchestra Hall was well filled with delegates. Kobert Treat Paine, of Boston, president of the American Peace Society, was la the chair. Addresses of welcome were made by Governor Charles S. Deneen and May or Fred A. Busse, of Chicago. Tbe Rev. A. Eugene Bnrtlett. chairman of the receptlou committee, welcomed the delegates to the work of the congress, and told them of the arrangements that had been made for their comfort and convenience. In his address ot welcome Dr. Bart lctt said: "This congress must be more than a spasmodic expression ot protest against war, and a resolution that disarmament would be desirable. It should Inaugurate a still more ef fective campaign ot education ot the people In the Interests of permanent, world-wide peace. The burdens of war are borne by the common people, and in the end the verdict of war or peace must rest with the rank and file ot the people." President Tart In his letter applaud ed the purpose ot the conference and said: "The United States has contributed much to the cause of peace by assist ing countries weak in respect to their Internal government so as to strength en in them the-cause of law and or der. This relationship of guardian and ward as between nations and countries, In my Judgment, helps along the cause of International peace and Indicates progress in civilization. The policy of the United States In avoid ing war under all circumstances ex cept those plainly Inconsistent with honor or Its highest welfare bas been made so clear to the world as hardly to need statement at my hands. I can only say that so far as my legiti mate Influence extends while at the head of this gorernment It will al ways be exerted to the full In favor of peace, not only as between this country and other countries, but as between our sister nations." Exercises ot many kinds were held In the city Sunday as a preliminary to the opening session. Special peace services were held in all of the churches In the morning. In the aft ernoon there was a labor demonstra tion and the Socialists held several meetings. - In the evening a big mass meeting was tield under the auspices of the Sunday Evening Club, at which Jacob Gould Schurman, president of Cornell, discussed taxation and war. President Schurman predicted that there would soon come from the prop erty classes In all countries a demand that some way be found to reduce the cost ot defense and preparations for war. ALIMONY FIRM TO AID EX-WIVES Omaha Aarencr Volnateera to Trail Neglectful Husbands. A unique collection agency, with the sole purpose of collecting alimony Tor divorcees whose former husbands have failed to live, up to the obligations Im posed on them by the court, has been started in Omaha, and, according to tbe men In charge, has already an ex tensive clientele. It makes no differ ence whether the husband was neglect ful In paying the sum in bulk or in monthly Installments the firm under takes the collection of both. The agency will be run by men who have had experience in the collection ot or dinary debts and they anticipate no trouble. LOSES $110,000 PLATING EAKO. Two Iuys at Table Prov Ei penslvu for ftuw York Maa. Marshall Bell of Newburg, N. Y., lOBt $110,000 in two days' play at faro In New York City, according to an answer he filed In White Plains to a ult brought against him to recover 110,000 in a note, the signature to which he does not deny, but which he says had been given with no consid eration and was in payment of a gam bling debt. Joseph Mager, who gives his address only as Westchester Coun ty, is the plaintiff in the action, and asserts that he obtained the note from James Thompson on an assignment. ASKS $15,000; GIVEN $20,000. Woman Awarded Ills; Uiaim la ult Agalail Ferrr Conpssf, Although she only asked glft.OtX) for tbe loss of a foot, a Jury in Philadelphia gave Mrs. Jennie Anios I'.'O.UK) damages in her suit against the Delaware ltiver Ferry Company. The woman was a pas senger on a ferry bout which docked at Kuighn's Point, Camden. There was no gang plank provided for the paaseugers and as she was about to step from the boat to the wharf the boat gave a jolt, throwing her forward. Her left foot was caught between the boat hi.J the plaukiog of the slip and crushed. Work of Congress The tariff Mil was asiin taken up by the Senate Wednesday for the con sideration of romnilttee amendments that were passed over upon the first reading of the bill, after It had been practically laid aside for ten days while Senators have lieen mnking speeches on the measure as a whole. Small progress was made In the con sideration of the. measure, only eight pages being considered before adjourn ment. There was much debate on th various intendments that were acted, upon. Senator Dolltver concluded his speech begun the previous day. Little progress was made in the con sideration ot the tariff bill In the Sen ate Thursday; tho lead schedule being under discussion. Senator Brlatow made a strong fight asalnst Increases In the rates of the schedules over the duties Provided In the House on' the ground that such increases would un necessarily increase the cost of paint, . which the farmers use extensively. During the discussion Senators Bev- erldge and Galllnger engaged In a sharp colloquy during which Mr. Gal linger accused the Indiana Senator of "advertising his own wares." Earlier In the day Senator Cummins address ed the Senate in favor of lower duties. especially In the Irou and steel sched ules. He declared that the people would take matters In their own hands If the law did not check monopolies, . and said that in that event convenient lamp posts would be found. Represen tative Murphy of Missouri held the at tention of the House with a repetition of the charges against Judges Phillips and Mcpherson of the western division of his State, which he had made In hla original resolution. His colleague, Mr. Rucker, corroborated all that he said In denunciation of the action of the two Judges, and added that Judge Phillips ought' to have been impeached twenty years ago. The House ad journed until Monday. Just before adjournment Friday the Senate voted to fix the duty on lead contained In lend ore at lVi cents a pound, which is the rate of the Ding ley law, and of the pending bill as It was passed by the House of Representa tives. Fifty-three Senators, including all Republicans present, and Senators Hughes of Colorado and McKnery of Louisiana, voted In favor ot the duty, and nineteen Democratic Senators voted against It. This particular par agraph has not been opposed by the low tariff Republicans and the vote was not significant. During the day Senator Clapp of Minnesota spoke at length In favor of lowering tariff du ties and Senator Owen of Oklahoma upheld the constitutionality of an in come tax. The House was not in ses sion. The entire session of the Senat Saturday was consumed with a debate on the schedule of duties on pig lead and its products. The stout opposi tion presented to the adoption 'of the amendments recommended by the committee on llnance making the rates similar to those of the Dlngley bill prevented a vote being reached be fore adjournment. The House wsb not in session. The ability of the Republican ma jority of the Senate to uphold the rec ommendation of the committee on finance on , the lead schedule, which contains the Dlngley rates in the tar iff bill In the place of the lower du ties fixed by the House of Representa tives, was fully demonstrated Monday when by a vote of 3& to 44 the Senate declined to reduce by one-quarter of a cent a pound the duty on pig lead, as recommended by the comittee on finance. In this vote eleven Republi cans voted with the Democrats and two Democrats with the Republicans. By a vlvu voce vote the Seuate adopt ed the rate of 2 cents a pound on pig lead as recommended by the com mittee. At the conclusion ot the ses sion Chairman Aid rich stated that he regarded the vote as an indorsement of the action of the committee, and he expressed confidence that all the sched ules of the committee would be up held. Strenuous opposition by the Democrats In the House prevented the reference of the President's mussage recommending certain legislation for Porto Rico to the committee on waya nd means. A motion by Mr. Gar rett (Tennessee) directing the speak er to appoint forthwith the committee on insular affairs, which under ordi nary procedure would have charge of the subject, disclosed the fact that a quorum was not present. Consequent ly the message was left on the speak er's table until Thursday. The Phil ippine tariff bill was reported and Mr. Payne gave' notice that he would call tt up Thursday. TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES Robert A. Tuft, sou of President Taft, was elected treasurer of tbe Yale Uni versity Y. M. C. A. Oue huudred aud lifty Caiifornians celebrated tho third anniversary of the San Frauelseo earthquake at a dinuer in JSew York. Fire destroyed the Keystone Type Founders' building and ontt adjoining, occupied by the Spool Cotton Compauy, Id Atlanta, (in. The loss is estimated at l.'iO.OOtl. Capt. William II. Roherli, for many years enptaiu in tbe United States nuvy, died in Ixw Angelex, Cal. For the last Six yen he bud beeu coustruetor aud Inspector of life-saving stations etj the l'aviru'.