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A COUNTY M0TT0--A11 The News When It Is News. VOLUME XVII DAKOTA CITY, NEB., FRIDAY, MAY 21, 1909. NUMBER 47 ) i WORLD'S DAILY I1EWS CAREFULLY COLLECTED AJMD CONCISELY STATED II. H. ROGERS IS DEAD fclllK SIMMONS COMUS TO ST.M)Alll OIL MAX. I'rotiilnent s a C'itt!Wl tlilcf lru- .motor anil Moving Spirit In Amal gwiiatctl t'opiMT C(niiii' and As KlHtUIlt to Jolui 1. Aixiibold. Henry II. Rogers, the Standard Oil capitalist, died at his house, 3 East Seventy-eighth street. New York City, about 7 o'clock Wednesday morning. Mr. Rogers arose, as he usually did, about 5 o'clock. At 6 o'clock he com plained of feeling ill and a physician was hurriedly summoned. His heart action was weak and it was apparent he waa suffering from a stroke of apo plexy. In spite of all that coold be done for him, Mr. Roger sank rapidly and the end came peacefully at 7 o'clock. This was the second Illness of this nature suffered by Mr. Rogers, the other having occurred In July, 1907. Following the seizure of apo plexy In 1907 Mr. Rogers began put ting his affairs In order and he has been out of the stock market entirely for months. His Interests in all of the corporations with which he had been identified have been placed In other hands during the last year. This Btep was taken In order to safeguard his properties In the event of sudden death. ; The news of the death wan a sur prise to Wall street. Mr. Rogers was at the office of the Standard Oil com pany Tuesday and appeared to be in good spirits. His health had been failing somewhat for several years and he had curtailed his financial op erations to some extent on that ac count, buthe continued to perform the duties of vice president of the Stand ard Oil company. Mr. Rogers was for many years one of the most prominent financier of the country. He took a leading part In all of the enterprises undertaken by the Standard Oil group of capitalists, was vice president of the Standard Oil company and was the active spirit In the organization of the. Amalgamated Copper company, of which he was president up to the time of his death He also was Interested in a number of railroads, serving as a member of the board of directors of the Atchison, To- peka and Santa Fe, the Chicago, Mil waukee and St. Paul and the Union Pacific. DICKINSON 11I2COMKS ILL. Mayllouer Sails at Otu-e from Havana on Way )Iomr. The visit of the American secre tary of war, Jacob M. Dickinson, to ! Havana has been cut short, owing to his illness, and the United States con verted yacht Mayflower, on which he arrived there Tuesday, sailed at 10 o'clock Wednesday night with the see retary and party aboard. Secretary Dickinson will be taken direct to Washington. It was the original intention of the secretary to remain In Havana until Friday to await the arrival of Post master Gen. Hitchcock, who left Washington Tuesday. MaJ. Gen. Franklin P.ell and the other members of the party went ushore Wednesday morning and called upon President Gomel!. They visited Cump Columbia anl other points of Interest. TKIAL OF JAMKS SHARP. Selection of Jury to Puss on Fanatic's Cum- Progresses Slowly. "I guess these people In the court room criticise me and believe I am heartless because I don't take inter est in what In going on here," said James Sharp, or "Adam God," as he calls himself, at Kansas City, .Mo., Wednesday in the criminal court. where he and his wife are on trial ac cused of the murder of a policeman In the religious riot in Kansas City last winter. "I don't put my faith In lawyers or men," Sharp continued. "I do what God tell me to and follow where he leads. It grieves me to see the law yers, the Judgo and the Jurors groping in the dark. Tney are blind. Thy can not .see God as I see him." The securing of a Jury is progress Ing slowly. Solvation Army Officers Meet. Four hundred officers of the Salva tion army were in attendance at the annual national congress of the west ern American district, which opened a five days' meeting at Chicago Wed nesday. Sioux lily Hvc Stock Market, Wednesday's quotations, on the Elour City live stock market follow: Top beeves, $6 55. Top hogs, 17.15. Coal Steamer Aground. The Italian steamer Laalo, from Philadelphia for Genoa with 6,000 tons of bituminous coal, lies beached on the Delaware river, forty milea below Philadelphia. The steamer struck an obstruction. Ohio Town Nearly Wiped Out. The town of Alger, twelve mile wtt ct Kenton, ., waa almost entirely jWlped out by fire Wednesday. The Iom Js estimated at $80,000. MILLION DOLLAR tX)LLAI"Sli Firm of Tracy & Co. Uon, Into lie (.-elver's Hands. In the appointment Monday of a re elver for Tracy & Co.. members of the New York stock exchange and the Chicago board of trade. Wall street had n. million dollar failure. While no announcement as to the exact cause of the failure ha been made. E. A. Benedict, the receiver, said Mon day night that he understood that money lost In backing a local taxlcab concern figured In the outside ven tures. The firm has no stock ex change obligations. The total liabili ties are estimated at $1,000,000; the assets ut $200,000. The sums are ap proximated. News of the firm's failure came out with the filing of an Involuntary peti tion In bankruptcy in the United State district court Monday afternoon, but as it was rather late no official notice was received at the stock ex change. Mr. Benedict was quickly named ns receiver and gave bond for $50,000. There were but three ' petitioning creditors and their claims, as stated, ire inconsiderable. The firm of Tracy & Co. was organ ized In 1905. It consists of WHllam W. Tracy, R. D. Covington and Freder ick W. Parker. Mr. Parker was the board member. Messrs. Tracy nnd Covington were In conference with the receiver during the afternoon, but they declined to make any statement. Mr. Parker has been abroad for sev eral months. Among stock exchange houses with Chicago connections the embarrass ment of the firm caused little surprise. The situation is regarded by friends of Mr. Tracy ns a result, at least In part, of proposed taxlcab legislation pend ing before the local board of alder men. As no official notice was re ceived the firm was not suspended from the stock exchange Monday af ternoon. Besides New York offices, the firm has maintained branches in Chicago, St. Louis, Louisville, Ky.; Milwaukee, Wis., and New' Haven, Conn. MADE INSANE BY "GHOST." Murderer Thought Mun lie Killed Had Returned. Redered insane by the appearance of the twin brother of his victim, whom he believed waa the ghost of the man he had murdered, Antonio AguiW lar, of Zacatects, Mex., fell to his knees pleading for mercy and babbled the story of his crime. Until that moment the murder of Eustacla gull lar had been veiled In mystery. Eusta cla's twin brother, Juan, who had been absent from home for years, returned to the city Sunday and accldently meet his uncle, Antonio. The latter did not know of the return of Juan and when he saw him on 'the street his rcsem blunce to the murdered man was so striking that he thought that the spir it of the nephew he had killed had returned to haunt him. . Prostrating himself, he begged to be killed. He was taken Into custody and is believed to be hopelessly Insane. SIX SAWMILLS SEIZED. JVdcral Court Cliurgos Timber Depre dations In Oklahoma. Deputy United States Marshal Ba con Monday seized 5,000,000 feet of lumber, six sawmills and other prop erty of the Pine Hill nnd Walker Hop kins Lumber companies and othet small concerns In Oklahoma. The deputy acted In accordance with writs issued by the United States dis trict court after an investigation by J. M. Mueller, a special agent of the department of the Interior, relating to conditions In the timber reservation of the Choctaw nations. The Mueller report Is complete and will be tiled next week. The investigation was caused by charges of unlawful depre dations of timber on the reservation Murders His Wife. George Burge, a carpenter out of employement, returned to his home near Atlanta, Ga., Monday, and, en tering through a rear window, went to his wife's room and stabbed her to death. He then went to the room of his ftepson and after a desperate struggle Btabbed and seriously injured him. Burge then made his escape. Maine Lumlier Cut. With the season's lumber cutting perationa practically at an end. It Is estimated that the cut In Maine this year amounted to about 700,000,000 feet. As compared with other seasons these figures show no appreciable change. Much o the lumber cut will be taken to the pulp mills to be con verted Into paper. Negro Killed by Officer. A negro who threatened to kill the officer a he was placed under arrest while disposing of gold watches was shot and killed Monday at California, Pa., near Pittsburg, Pa. Dies of Yellow Fever. Dr. Wm. Wlghtman, of the Ameri can marine hospital service, died at Guayaquil, Ecuador, MoVday of yallovr fever after an Illness of five days. SliootN Her Ilrotlier-ln-Law. Mrs. Herbert Burnett, of Carml, III., ihot and killed her brother-in-law, Julian Burnett, after he had stabbed her husband and threatened to mur der the whole family. Tenia for Grand Army Men. Kenolutionfi were passed by the house Monday authorizing the secre tary of war to loan cots and tents for the national encampment of tha Q. A. R. at Salt Lake City. RAILWAYS TO FIGHT. Soven Linen Seek to Enjoin tVim-wrce Commission. A petition was filed In the United States circuit court at Chicago Tuesday by seven western railroads asking an order restraining the Interstate com merce commission from enforcing Its order reducing class rates on merchan dise shipped from Chicago and St. Ixuls to Denver. The order ef the Commission will become effective June 1. It was Issued In the Kliulcl case March 28. The railroads seeking relief from this arc tho Chlcego, Burlington and Qulncy, the Chicago and Northwestern, the Chicago, Hock Island and Pacific, the Chicago, Milwaukee und St. Paul, the Atchison, Tt'peka and Santa Fe, tho Missouri Pacific and the Wabash. The directors claim that the new rates will give Chicago shippers an advantage of 25 cents a hundred pounds In rates over Missouri river shippers and an advantage to St. Louis shippers of 23 cents a hundred iiounds. It Is alleged In the petition that the loss to the reven railroads annually will amount to $1,000,000 If 'the commission's order Is allowed to become effective. The railroads maintain that the mid dle west has grown as a result of the existing rates and that the commis sion now seo'is to change thw system with a result tending to give advantage to the east. The lower rate ordered by the In terstate commerce commission are al leged by the seven railroads to be un reasonably low and are In violation of the constitution. It Is charged that they will destroy the Missouri river territory as a rate basing point, over turning the basis upon which the com merce and business of that territory have been conducted since the Building of the railroads," The new rates, it Is ald, will prove so revolutionary as to disturb all commercial conditions of the middle west. v ' PRISON DOORS ARE OPENED. StocsricI and Xobogntoff Freed by the Oar. Lieut. Gen. Anatole Stoeesel and Rear Admiral Nebogatoff have been released from confinement In the for tress of St. Peter and St. Paul by or der of Emperor Nicholas, of Russia. The health of both men has been gravely affected by their confinement. Gen. Stoessel was found guilty by court martial of surrendering the fortress of Port Arthur to the Japan ese and was serving a sentence of ten years' imprisonment. Nebogatoff was sentenced to be interned In a fortress for the same length of time for surren dering to the enemy at the battle of the Sea of Japan. Stoeascl began his sentenoe on March SO, 1908, while Nebogatoft took up his quarter In the fortress on April 15, 1907. Rear Admiral Gregorleff and Lieut. Smyrnoff, subordinate officers under Nebogatoff In the Russo-Japanese war, were pardoned and released from the fortress of St. Peter and St. Paul a month ago. These officers had been sentenced to death for having surren dered their commands, but In view of extenuating clrcumstanoes their sen iences were commuted. SHUNNED THE WORLD. A 'Wild Man" Is Captured In the Swamps of Mississippi. Sheriff John Laird has captured In .ho swamps near Prentiss, Miss., a man who had shunned all civilization for five years, and whose occasional pres ence In Isolated communities near there, with his unkempt and almost weird appearance, earned for him tha title of the "wild man." He waa cov ered with only a scanty portion of garments, his nails were five Inches long and his hair and beard reached almost to his waist. He refused to eat cooked food when It waa offered him. He waa Identified as Marvin White head, whose relatives have long been in search for him. ClileuKo FireM Work of Inocudlary Four fires In Chicago Tuesday, be lieved to have been of Incendiary ori gin, and in which one life was lost anli property valued at $100,000 was destroyed, caused Increased activity In the search for Andrew Hanson, a py romajilac, who recently escaped from the asylum at Elgin. Will Pay life for Mnrder. The sentence of death against Claude Brooks, a Kansas City negro, was affirmed by the Missouri supreme court .Tuesday. Brooks, who murder ed Sydney Herndon, wilt be hanged t Kansas City June 20, according to the decision of the court. tAiM-ge Meredith Very HI. George Meredith, the English nove list, is seriously III. The octogenar ian author was taken III May 14, sine when ha hue gradually grown worse. Atfmo Opens ExWHitloii. King Alfonso inaugurated the Reg tnal exposition at Valencia, Spain, Tuesday. It was followed by a flower fete. Drinks Add ou Buy Set for Wedding. While his 19-yeur-old bride to be. Miss Elizabeth Constable, waited anx iously for him to coma to take her to the church at Loes Summit, Mo., whsr they were to be married Tues day, Benjamin Irvine, aged 24, a farm er, took carbolic acid In his home near there and died a few hours lat er. No cause is known for the suicide. NEBRASKA LOW COMBINATION HATES. Western RallromN Probably Will Re duce I "lire in Chicago. That the western rHilroiids will soon announce a rcmtilnutlon passenger rate to New Ymk and ether eastern points on the basis of a $15 round trip fare to Chicago from Missouri river point 3 the belief of W. II. Rowland, of Oinn'ia, traveling j-assonger agent for the Pennfyiviin.u line The regular round trip rule to Chi ongo from Omrvbu it nnv SJO.SO, and a corresponding nil Is charged from all Missouri river points. It is pro posed to cut this fare to $15 on busi ness destined fv.r extreme eastern points. It is not only declared tlinl the roads are planning to tnuke this com bltlon rate from Missouri river points, but that they will put these tickets on sale at cities further west, tho leduc tlon, however, to be in effect only east of the Missouri river. According, to Mr. Rowland, the many conventions being held In the west this year are turning the course of travel in that direction and the roads leading east are prepnring to of fer Inducements which will take some of the traffic eaotward. The Pennsyl vania lines have announced Bpeclal rates from Chicago to New York nnd other eastern points, Rnd It is under stood other roads are doing the same. The western roods, It Is yald, are ready to co-operate with these eastern lines In making low rates from the middle west. LAND OWNERS FAVOR DRAINAGE k Xeinolm Itlver Commission Makes Irogrec In Its Work. The committee selected at the drain age meeting In Tecumseh a week ago to select the land owners along tho Namaha river bottoms In Johnson county has put Inn good week's work. Tho reports are most eneourugliig. Al most without exception the commit tee finds the land owners for the movement to go ahead that they may find relief from the high waters which have been destroying crops with great frequency. It Is believed by most people who have given this proposition more than passing thought that if U Is possible to push the drainage pro ject to completion It will mean much to the county In general and to the owners of bottom lands In particular. If It Is possible to prevent tho Nema ha bottom from overflowing, nnd ex pert opinion Is to the effect that It Is, a large per cent of the very richest farm lands In tho county will be re- c'aimed. The possibilities In the way of crop production on these rich lands, with the water kept off the fields. Is almost Incomprehensible. Thn values of these lands would double tho moment It was demonstrated that the water la con trolled, and tho outlay to secure the re sult In proper dralniere would amount to but little, If the figures of experi enced men can be counted . REV. MR. CROFTS DEAD. Neligli Congregutloiiul I'nMor Expire ut Advanced As. Rev. G. W. Crofts, D. 1).. pastor of tho Congregational church at West Point, died Monday at the parsonage in that city' at an advanced age. His heulth hud been falling for somo lime, but his demise occurred quite unex pectedly, his friends nnd the congrega tion looking forward to his complete recovery on the advent of warm weather. The dootor went to West Point two years ago from Beatrice, and from the day of his arrival estab lished hlmticJf firmly ln the esteem of the community. He was a man of profound learning: and deep piety and possessed ths happy faculty of mak ing friends everywhere by his cordlaf and unaffected manner and his Chris tian life. He leaves an aged widow and a married daughter. The remains will be taken east for Interment. SOLD FEED AND DRINK. TtH). Farmer Gives Up Nurie of Mun Who Sold Him filquor. Frank Riens, a German farmer, who was ar res ted Saturday night at Beat rice, informed the police after he had been fined $25 and costs that he had purchased liquor of Henry Frerlchs. who operates a feed barn at Beatrice. The of flours visited Frerlchs' place and searched the premises. They found a barrel of pint bottles of whisky and two quarts of beer. A warrant was sworn out for Frerlchs" arrest, charg ing him with selling liquor without a license. Rlens' flno was remitted after he told the officers who sold him the liquor. Nebraska Hoy Special Agent. Iouls K. Sunderlln, a former Teka mah boy. has been appointed by the United States government as special laud agent to Investigate land frauds In the state of Oregon at a salary of $2,180 per annum. He has been lo cated at Portland, Ore. Mr. Suixler lin prepared for college In the Tcka man public schools. Nornak Droulii End. After two weeks' drouth six Norfolk saloons reopened Monday morning, having secured licenses at a stormy council meeting. Under the ordinance seven saloons uan operate, but the council could not agree as lo the sev enth man. Stanton Child Iim iui l'7e. While playing In the yard with his older brothor, Ronald, the youngest son of Prof, and Mrs. Welch, of Stan ton, had the misfortune to Injure one of his eye to such an extent that It will have to be removed. The child ren were playing wth a broom handle, one end of which wad pointed. In trying to get the stick away from his older brother he forced the sharp end Into his own eye, bursting th eyebull. Itonalj ! 16 months old. , STATE I PF.RC NORMAL'S IVIU CLASS. rtrgcst Ever Kent Out Wilt IV Gnad. tinted IhU Year. Nebraska enjoys the distinction of graduating the largest cli. from an advanced course, of any state norma.! In the couutiy. Tho class of 1909 of the l'ru normal numbers 174, the lurgeFt in the institution's history. The large mnjorlty of the class hove been elected to good positions In the best schools of the state. A number go out as depr.i 'rr.ctit Instructors In high schools ard it number have been elect ed to prltilpalsjilp juvl superintend ents. They ale paLf'.iilni? a lark's class annual, known as the "Peru vian," volume two. This Is "h muclj larger nubllciUion than h.u ever been attempted heretofore. Six hundred copies will be published, t a cost of $2,000. Tup commencement exercises will he held May 27 to June 1. Dr. LnFollctte Lovi-land,- of Omaha, will deliver the buccals ureato sermon on May 30 and Gov. Shallenberger will deliver the commencement address on June 1. KILLED BY AN A I TO. Nebraska Official Run Down Near thi Cuitol In I.liHNjln. Christopher Shavland. sooretary of the state board of equalization, was run down and killed by on automo bile nt 11 o'clock Sunduy night near the stato capltol In Lincoln, where It Is presumed he had Jurt left his of fice. The machine, a large touring car, struck him full and his skull was fractured. Ho was placed in the car and hurrlod to the hospital, but died soon after reuchlng there. Herman Bernecker, the young man driving the car, had as companions another youth and two young ladles. They claimed they were moving at a .low rate of speed, but admitted they had taken the automobile from tho garage, where Uernecker 1 employed, without the knowledge of the owner. Ber necker was detained at the police sta tion. Secretary Schavland ha been a stato house attache for over a yeai and was well known and a popular ofr ficial. ATTEMPT AT Sl ICIIHJ FAILS. Frederk k Dlertz, Farmer Near, Vntrnl City. Tukea Polsoiw . Frederick Tlert. a well to do Ger man farmer, living east of Palmer, at tempted suicide Saturday by taking poison. Fortunately he took either an overdose or an underdose of the Stuff, for soon after he took the drug he threw It off, and when the doctor ar rived two hours latr he waa out Of danger. Unfortunately when th man took the poison, Dr. Mlnnlch. of Pal mer, could not be reached, and Dr. Paxton oould not reach the scene until two hours after the man had made the attempt to take his life. However, he was cared for by tha neighbors, and with the assistance of the doctors who arrived later, he la now RZperlenclng no 111 effects. De spondency over ill health Is given as the 'jause of the attempt. ATTACK ON A MINISTER. Tlinjer RcnUlcnts Excited Over Note oi Warning. The town of Thayer Is greatly ex cited over an attack upon Rev. M. O. Pflug. pastor of one of t) churches and ulso taecher In the Thayer schools. Saturday night a note was written In red Ink as follows and left on his door step: , "Rev. Pllug: You are hereby re quested to get out of the country In side of twelve hours of stand the con sequences.'1 The note was ornamented with skull and cross bones. The sheriff of Thayer county has posted deputies, who are guarding the minister's house. Some people of the town accuse Rev. Mr. Pllug of Improper conduct toward some of the pupils in the school, but he denies harm was done or intended. KILLED BY A TRAIN. Storm Prevented Man front Hearing It Approueb. A mnn by the nume of Peter John son was run over and killed by tha westbound .Schuyler train. Mr. John son had been fishing in the Metzgar lake about one-fourth mile east of Cedar Creek. When the storm came on h was running on the track for home and did not heur the approach ing train. His body was badly man gled. He was a Spanish-American war veteran nnd wan thlry-five years old. Ha leaves a wife and one child three years old living In Cedar Creek. The trainmen did not. know that they ran over the man. Hurt by Band Sow. M. K. Moore, a workman in a wagon shop at Ainsworth, had two finder nearly cut off and the third and fourth badly cut and torn, while working with, a band saw operated by a gaaolln engine. The doctor who dressed the hand thinks he may be able to save the finger. Omnlia Mun Dfea. J. J. Phllbln, for many years & prominent ticket broker In Omaha, died Sunudy ulglit after a brief 111 neHH of hemorrhage of tha lungs. Mr. Phllbln at the time of hi dMh was proprietor of the Midland h tel. He loHves a widow. No Deaths front Toritudo. Delayed reports from the tornado swept section of southern Nebraska hows there ware no fatalities ar.d only two serious case of injury. Some stock was killed and one house and a number of outbuilding were wracked. Gibbon in Celebrat.. Gibbon will celebrate tie Fourth this year and Is looking" for challenges from neighboring baseball team for match games on that day. The largest umount of cash ever raised there for I a celebration was raised recently. IS SENTENCE Captain Convicted of Killing W. C. Annls (lets Indeterminate Term lit Prison. JUDGE DEKIES A NEW TRIAL Defendant Seems Overcome by Court's Words and Father and Brother Deeply Affected. Capt. Peter C. Halna. Jr.. V. S. A, convlctod of mnns!aup:hter In the flrst degree for killing William E. Aunls at the Bayslde Yacht Cluh last Au gust, was sentenced Monday by Justice Oarret.'on In the Supreme Court In Flushing. L. 1.. to nil Indeterminate sentence of not Iom than right years, nor more than sixteen years, a hard labor In Staia's piHon. John F. Mclntyre, counsel for the de fendant, made tho usual motion for a new trial on the ground that tha ver dict was against the weiRht of evi dence and also contrary to law. Jus tice Garretson denied these motions. Mr. Mclntyre then raised the point of Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court over the defendrnt, contending that he had never been released from Jurisdiction of the federal government nnd there fore the case was not properly before the court. Mr. Mclntyre also stated that Dr. Brush, who had been an ex pert witness for the defeuse, had ex amined Capt. Halna since he was con vlctod and found him insane. Justice Garretson said there was no evidence to that effect before the court and he declined to consider the motion in re gard to Jurisdiction. The court clerk then Instructed Capt. Halns to come to the bar and proceed ed to ask him the formal questions put to a man about to 'be sentenced. The prisoner seemed daf.ed and seemed to have some difficulty In understanding the questions. Lawyers Mclntyre and Young ot the defense stood on either aide ot Capt. Halna and assisted him in answering the questions of the court clerk. Referring to the nature of the case the court said thu Capt. Halns had been Indicted for murder In the first degree, the severest crime against so ciety, and, although there had been a great deal of sympathy Injected into the case, the law did not allow a man to punish another for wrong he had suffered or to wreak vengeance on tho man who had wronged hlra. "After Justice Garretson had imposed the sentence Capt. Halns sat down and dropped his hsad on the table before him. Ho seemed overcome with emo tion for a few moments, but soon re covered himself and sat upright, star ing at the court. Gen. Halns, the de fondant's father, and MaJ. John Pow ers Halna, who were In court, display ed much emotion. Immediately after sentence the prisoner's lawyers aaked for a stay of sentence for a few days to take an appeal. Justice Garretson said the caso would take the usual course, and gave tho defense twenty four hours in which to file aa appeal, PITCHER IN RAGE KILLS MOTHER Charles Rapp of South Bend Stab Himself to Death After Crime. Charles Rapp, aged 32 years, well known as a former pitcher ot the old South Bend Green Stockings, a crack independent base ball club, Saturday evening murdered his mother with a hammer and butcher knife and then committed suicide with the same knife, death occurring at the county Jail In South Bend, Ind., where he was taken by the police. The murder was most revolting and brutal, and beyond a statement made by Rapp Just before his death, that he intended "to get the whole family," there is no explanation for the crime. Until Rapp fell a vic tim to the liquor habit, he was one of the most popular young men Irx the city. WIDOW 13 GIVEN $1,000,000. "Lucky" nnldwln llrtra Rffect Cosa-- in I m ml Pave Kstal. Mrs. E. J. Daldwln Is to get $1,000, 000 from the estate of the late E. J. (Lucky) Baldwin. His daughter, who at the time of her father's death was not known to be his child, Mrs. Rosel la Roblnso;! Selby, of Oakland, is to get J225.000. The lawyers who ar ranged the compromise divide a fee of J400.000. According to the terms of the will Mrs. Daldwln was left a one third Interest in property in San Francisco found to be worth only J.10,000. Mrs. Selby was left a parcel of land which was said to be worth about $2.r,000. BIO DITCH TO BE CONSTRUCTED. Will Drain 111 Area ut Farm La ad la llatealnaon ( ouulr, 8, I). A dredging company has com menced the work of constructing an immense drainage ditch in Hutchin son County, South Dakota, southwest of Sioux Fulls. Tho ditch will drain a large area of valuable farm land which U now out of commission be cause ot bcii3 flooded, and will en tirely remove a lake covering 1,555 acres of ground, which also will be re claimed and made to produce cropi dur'im future Eennri'!. 8 TO IB TUB 1ST WHO SENTENCED B0YLE3, V GEORGE MEREDITH IS DEAD. Euccumba In London to Attack ot Heart Disease at 81. George Meredith died at 3:35 Tues day morning In London. The news of. the great novelist's Illness causted deep and widespread regret and It had beea generally feared that because of his great age he was past 81 th chances ot recovery were slight. The Immediate cause ot death was heart failure, following grave symptoms that developed early in the evening. Mr. Meredith's Illness began on May 14 and he steadily declined since that time. George Meredith was born Feb. 12, 1828, in the county of Hampshire, En gland. He was educated in Germany, but returned to England after qualify ing tor a university and read for the bar. He gave up this for literature' after meeting with success in article written for prominent reviews of his time. In 1851 Meredith published "Poems," his first volume of vorse, and since then throughout his active liter ary life he putTIIshed poems and books every . few years. Recognition, how ever, was slow, and not until 1883, when the novelist was C7 years old and "Diana of the Crossways" appear ed, did he receive the recognition which was to be his until his dying day. After the success ot "Diana of ' the Crossways" Meredith's early works were, recognized as masterpieces and his novel, "The Ordeal of Richard Leveret," is now ranked as one of his Uest efforts. Of his many prose works those which are declared by critics to be certain of undying fame are "The Egoist," published in 1879, "Rhoda Fleming," published in 18C5, and the two books already mentioned. FIGHT FOR THE PENNANTS. ttandin of Clubs la th Prtaelpal Baa Dall Ltsei. NATIOHAX, LEAGUE. Mttsburg ..17 Boston U IX Ohlcgao ....16 12Broklyn ....11 13- hll'd'phla .12 11 New Vork .10 13: Cincinnati . 54 15 St. Louis ..1 IT," AMERICAN LEAGUE. Detroit ....17 7 Chicago ...Tl 14 Boston ....14 9 St. Louis ..10 14 New York .14 9 Cleveland ..9 15 Phll'd'phla .13 9 Wash'gton . 6 '17 AMEBICAM ASSOCIATION. W. L. W. L Milwaukee .18 9 Minne'p'lls .13 14 Louisville .17 12 St. Paul ...11 14 Ind'n'p'lls .17 14 Toledo 12 17 Kan. City .13 14 Columbue ..12 19 KANT HURT IN ALTON WRECX. Trala Bourn! for UIuomlna;ton, l!Lr Leaves Track in Sfisaoarl. Between thirty and forty persons were injured, some of them probably fatally, by the wreck of Chicago and! Alton train No. 14 near Odessa, Mo.,. Saturday morning. The train, which left Kansas City at 8:13 a. m.. was & local, bound tor Bloomlngton. ill. The wreck happened at Walnut Row. Schoolhouse, two miles east of Odessa;. The cause of the accident is not known. The track was to'a up for 400 feet. The train was male up of three cars and engine. All the cars and the tender left the track. The engine stuck to the rails. Makes Millloai Aids Church. Joseph N. Shenstone, a millionaire) t! Toronto, Canada, at a meeting of the laymen's missionary movement In onnectlon with the southern Baptist onventlon in Louisville, declared that be had made enough money during his lifetime and that he was now go ing to devote his fortune and the re mainder ot his days to the service of God and man. Carry Powder (runs Fir. The Beamer Handle Company's factory at Manor, Pa., was destroyed by fire, which caused a loss of $100, 000. Not far away Is a powder maga zine, which contained 300 kegs of pow der. . During the progress ot the fire the roof of the magazine was found to be on fire. Heedless ot the danger, tha firemen rushed in and carried out the explosives. Tesaa Pralrl Fir Sweeps Coaatr A disastrous prairie fire swept Cas- tro County in the Panhandle ot Texas, Saturday and Sunday, and Col. T. 1C Herring of the firm ot Herring t La cld, Amarlllo, was Uie heaviest loser, the flames sweeping thirty sections on his ranch.