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Stale Hislona M0TT0--A11 The News When It Is News. VOLUMK XVII DAKOTA CITY, NED., FRIDAY, .1UXK 4, 1909. NUMBER 49 4 i CURRENT HAPPENINGS FAITHFUL CHRONICLE OF ALL IMPORTANT ITEMS. DOCTOR FOUND DEAD THKOHY OK MlKDKlt WAItltANT. i:i nv ciucvmst.vaci'.s. John T. lllnklcy. Sr., Vn. n lMlnil Physician, and with Mcmlii'ix r Family Wan Stopping nt Wi-lliiiRton Hotel on a Visit Ut C1iIcjij;o. Evidence supporting the theory that Tnhn T 1jlnlfli.tr r rt V.vn llHVll le. Ind.. met his death at the Wellington hotel In Chicago Wednesday nt the hunds of a robber wan adduced at the' coroner's inquest Thursday. The ev idence presented did not disprove the hypothesis of Huiclde, but It materially weakened it. Briefly Mated, the testi mony showed that Dr. lilnkley was 82 years old, a lover of his family and of the church to whose creed he sub scribed the Presbyterian. Save for a left hand crippled by rheumatism his health was good, his spirits were high at the prospect of a family reunion, and suicide seemed the furthest thought from his mind. With other members of his family he came to Chicago Thursday and remained In his room while the others went on a chopping tour. When his daughter, Mrs. Geo. Cp church, returned about 5 p. m. -with her daughter, Elinor, they found the shades drawn and the old physician apparently asleep In an ea-y chair. A flood of light let in by the raising of the curtains disclosed his blood stained face. He sat with his right hand nearest to the bed, which was about a foot away. The pistol lay on the bed with one chamber empty. The bullet, however, had entered his left cheek and lodged In his brain, Indict ing a wound from which It is said death must have been instantaneous. His coat and vest were found open and the wallet which he habitually car ried In an inside vest pocket was miss ing, as was his watch. A small sum, $2.51, was found on the dreiser in the room. His valise, in which he car ried a few medicines and toilet arti cles, which had been on his knees when his daughter left him to go shopping, was found in a public toilet room twenty yards from tire room, and of the existence of which the de ceased is said to have been in igno rance, his own room being provided with similar facilities. The door of the room was not locked. LYNCIIIXU IX I-'KAXKFOKT. Xcgro Who Shot Circus Muii Is Strung Up to Bridge. John Maxey, a negro, who shot Yi. C. Bowers, a circus man, Wednesday night, as taken from Jail at Frank fort, Ky., early Thursday and lynched. The Jailer resisted the mob, but the door was broken down, the negro taken out and hanged to the St. Clair street bridge. The action of the mob created in tense excitement among the law abid ing citizens of the city, who were ap prised, of the hanging. Bowers, the wounded man. Is still in a critical condition at the Kings Daughters hospital. Maxey narrowly escaped being lynched at the time of the shooting and a panic among the crowd at the big tent was narrowly averted. The shooting was the result of the negro's effort to get in the tent under the flap without a ticket. Bowers' home is in Valdosta, Ga. Aided Sluves In Flight. Kenry F. Montague, one of the three dozen men who organized an abolition party Oi Michigan in 1S36 at Ann Ar bor, is dead at his home at Kalama zoo, Mich., at the age of 26 years. Mr. Montague was one of the leading agents of the "undeground railway" by which many fugitive slaves were assisted in their flight to Canada. To Heinovo IVnn'M ItiinnJiiM. To bring the coffin containing the t)ody of William Penn, which now re poses In a Presbyterian abandoned cemetery In Buckinghamshire, Eng., to this countiy and have It interred on the banks of the Delaware river Is the object of a movement Just launched In congress. Bate of Trial Set. The trials of a dock superintendent and six checkers charged with con spiracy to defraud the government In the weighing of sugar at the docks' of the American .Sugar Refining com pany in New York City, have been set for June 17. Sioux City Mo stock Market. Thursday's quotations on the Sioux City live stock market follow: Beeves $5.60fi 6.20. Top hugs, $7.40. An Airship IH-stroyrr. That secret trials of nlrsjilps and aeroplanes In northern Japan have demonstrated that heavy guns ami heavy loads ran be carried was, the t story brought Thursday by the steamer Monteagle. It ;is said that the Jap anese have Invented an airship de stroyer fitted with shells that explode on contact with another alrshlo. tuaix normi.us norxi) ovr.it. Judge M linger Holds Knch Cmlrr 2S.HiO Hail. D. W. Woods, Fred Torgensen and James Gordon Wednifd.-iy were bound over to the in xt grund Jury and held under $25,000 bond each to answer to the charge of holding up and rob bing the Overland Limited mall car on the Union Pacific railroad on the night" of May 2 2 by Judge W. H. Mun ger In the United States district court at Omaha, Neb. Twenty-two witnesses were called to identify the prisoners, and all were more or les sure that the men were Identical to these who committed the rolibeiy. Six mall boys, ranging from 8 to 11 year?, were Interesting wit nesses, and each told of seeing one or of the men in the vicinity of the Brown Park school before and after the rob bery occurred. They found the re volvers and other paraphernalia which led to the arrests of the three men charged with the robbery. Members of the train crew and a number of postal clerks were among the witnesses examined, and all were able to Identify two or more of the men under arrest. Chief Clerk Whit more, of the mail car, gave a graphic description of the robbery and told of being prodded In the ribs with a huge revolver by one of the robbers because he did not move fast enough. The defense did not Introduce any witnesses. Attorney McFarland, who represents the prisoners,' satisfying himself with a rife-id cross examination of the government's witnesses. The police have located the room where Gordon anil a man believed to be a fourth member of the gang lived together at 518 South Sixteenth street. It was learned that Gordon's room mate recently left the plae and the authorities believe it was he who was arrested In Denver Wednesday. MAY UK BIG SENSATION. Dr. Cleninxon Tells Starting Tale to Police. Police Captain- Kane, of Chicago, Wednesday afternoon declared Dr. Cleminson, held for the murder of his wlfo had made sensational disclosures to him. "If what the doctor told me proves to be true several others be sides the prisoner are Implicated in the death of Mrs. CUminson," said Ca-pt. Kane. "According to Cleminson's story," the police official continued, "the crime which brought this young woman to her grave is one of the worst in the hisiory of Chicago." The mystery surrounding the death of Mrs. Nora Jane Cleminson was brought nearer to a solution when cap tain of Police Thomas Kane an nounced that he would examine a woman and a man who he believod would be able to give some Informa tion concerning the domestic relations of Dr. Cleminson and his wife. Ac cording to Capt. Kane, Dr. Cleminson told him that Mrs. Cleminson had tried to commit suicide two weeks ago by taking chloroform. Tho physician de clared that he had found an empty chloroform bottle and had asked her about It. She denied having used any of the poison, and the physician said he believed her. When he found her dead on last Sunday morning he declared that he' decided to tell a burg lar 'story, because h did not think any postmortem would be held and that his story would be believed. SWINDLKKS TO GO TO PRISON. "Two Queens," Promoters Sentenced at Kansas City. ' Frank B. Horn, S. H. Snyder and Raymond P. May were sentenced to serve a year and a day In the United States prison at Leavenworth and pay a fine of $500 each and John E. Horn was fined $500 in the federal court at Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday for fraud in promoting the "Two Queens" mine In Arizona. E. S. Horn, the other defendant, who collasped wnen the verdict was returned on May 18, was still too HI to appear for sentence. He will bo sentenced later. United States District Attorney Van Valkenbuig then made a plea to the court for leniency on behalf of J- E. Horn, who is only 22 years old, say ing his youth should be conhldercd ns an extenuating circumstance. The Judge accepted this suggestion an said the young man's punishment should be only a tine and costs, pro viding the hue was paid at once. Fire In Philadelphia. Fire Wednesday destroyed the five story building of Schmoele & Co., mil llners, at 1204 Chestnut street, and spread to the Beneficial building next door, owned and occupied in part by the Beneficial Savings fund. Loss, $200,000. Hunker Is ItclcuMcd. Aihn H. Wood, former president of ihe Matthews National bank, of Mat thews, lnd., was released from the federal prison Wednesday at Leaven worth after serving six y Xrs for mak ig loans In excess of the amount al ..wed by law. Threo Trainmen Killed. Threetralnmen were killed Wcdnea Jny when an engine, running light, crashed into a freight train at Mars. Pu., near Pittsburg, on the Pittsburg and Western branch of the Baltimore und Ohio railroad. ( a-cs of Americans l'stMiiied. A dispatch from Leopoldvllle. in the Congo, suys the. trial of Rev. William Morrison and Rev. W. H. Sheppard, American missionaries, for alleged li bel, has been postponed to July 30. JI NKIN IIKI.H Ol'll.TY. Death Yerdl. t H turned by tVntervill Jury. Rousing rhwM from the throats of 500 men rent air as the verdict of death ag.-ilr.st .luukln returned by the Jury was rea l by Clerk George El liott at Centerville, in., at 7:30 o'clock Tuesday after the j'li'y 'nad been out since 4 o'clock. Jur.lJn heard the ver dict without a quiver and stood up firmly when sentenced to be hanged on the last Friday In July, 1910. He said to the court he had no speech to make. His attorneys asked for a transcript of the verdict, which tho court granted. Indicating an appeal will be taken. Foreman Morgan Ed wards signed the death penalty and every Juror responded promptly that It was his verdict. The court in passing sentence told Junkln he hoped he would make peace with his God before execution day. Adjt. Gen. ligan was in the room ns the verdict was read and was pre pared to call out the state militia had the Jury reached other than a death verdict. Three ballots were taken by the Jury. The first resulted 9 to 3, and the second 10 to 2. Under the state laws of Iowa the day of hanging must be removed from the date of sentence at least one year. This is for the purpose of granting the defense sufficient time to perfect an appeal to the supreme court. A large mob gathered at the court house when the verdict was an nounced. Guards formed about tho prisoner and nindo a dash for a street car, fighting their way aboard. The street car was run to the Burlington tracks, where a Fpeelal train was waiting and Junkln was' hurried to tho Fort Madison penitentiary. The defense made a last effort In the morning to save Junkln's life.' John R. Rice pleaded with the Jurors not to burden their conscience with the memory of taking blood. Judge J. C. Mitchell argued against capital punishment as failing to de termine the criminal. He held that Ottumwa's 'tolerance of Smoky Row was the real murderer. Prosecuting Attorney Cornell began tho closing ar gument before dinner and the case went to the July at 4 o'clock. Junkln's crime was one of the most atrocious in Iowa. He confessed to killing Clara Rosen on the night of February 5 last while she was return ing from the home of her sister. Later he dragged the girl into an excavation and assaulted her. Her dead body was found by a searching party next morn lng. t ' '- SLAYER TO UK ELECTROCUTED Convicted Murder of Artist Sennits Sentenced. Calvin Johnson, wr" was found guilty by the Jury of the murder of Walter F. Schultz, the Chicago artist, at Alexandria, Va., M "ch 5, was sen tenced Tuesday to death In the elec tric chair. A motion for a new trial was filed on the ground that new evidence was submitted to the Jury to Induce it to return a verdict after It had reported a disagreement. The trial of the second member of the" negro quartette connected with the murder began Wednesday. The .crime for which Johnson as convicted was one of the most heinous ever committed In this section. Schultz, who had come to Washington to witness the inauguration, according to the evidence, was taken in tow on March 5 by Johnson und three other negroes, and lured to this city on an electric car. He was gagged and taken to a field outside the city, where his throat was cut from ear to ear. A pawn ticket for a watch stolen from Schultz led to the'urrest of Henry Smith, and the latter turned state's evidence, implicating himself, Johnsor and two others. Capitol Damaged by Storm. During tho storm at Baton Rouge, La., Monday the state capitoi suffered considerable damage. Part of the dome was blown off with a portion of the roof. Water leaked through, drenching the seeond, third and fourth floors and tho hall tit the house of rep resentatives. Pupils March Out or Burning Kclioo.. All the pupils of St. Caslmlr's pa rochial school in Detroit, Mich., es caped In fcafety Tuesday when fire broke out on the second floor of the school. There were nearly 900 pupils In the school when the fire was dis covered. Fire drills had been fre quent and there wan no disorder In marshaling the children out of the building. Grain Dorks Burn. Two thousand feet of the Nevada grain docks at Port Costa. o:i the bay near Sun Francisco, Cal., in which all the grain from California for foreign ports is loaded, was burned Monday night. The loss is estimated at more tl an $1,000,000. Nine hundred tons of gruln and 100 tons of hops were de. stroyed. Mrrr.viimkci- Held I p. Four masked high way men at The Tavern, a resort ut Petersburg, about ten miles from Denver, Colo., Monday night, and escaped with more than $3,0mi worth of diamonds and $200 in iush. Gotch to Bo a Benedict. Frank Gotch, world's wrestling chumplon, will be married to Miss .Minnie I Warner, according to an an nouncement made Tuesday by friends of Mis Warner. NEBRASKA STATE 1EWS BOY HA X PITS AT NORFOLK. I Two ConfrsM to Kobbi rlon of Many Months' st.indlim. The Norfolk police Tuesday un earthed a gnng of bandits, who, ac cording to confessions of two of them, have systematically robbed stores, beer vaults and merchandise cars for some months. Tin y have led a dime nove' career, holding headquarters In barm and lee Imu-n. The older, mem bers of the gang threatened to kill the younger boys In the Katig who should reveal the pang's deeds. Horace and Gilbert Case, used 12 and 14, were Jailed In a separate cell fr m Emery Bouncy, aged 19, because tiny i.ai,l Bouncy had threatened to kill them for telling. Five youths wanted in this connection are said to hnve iled from Norfolk. For many months petty robberies have occurred. A candy fnctoiy was only recently broken Into and robbed. This was done, the Case boys say, l.y the gang. Uonney, one of the leaders, Is one legged. His mother is Mrs. Klla Uon ney, a widow, who drew a Tripp coun ty homestead but failed to llle. She has- hired a lawyer to defend her son. County Attorney Nichols will make an effort to send the older beys to the penitentiary and the younger ones to the reform school. GRAY GETS A VERDICT. Sioux City Man Awarded $5,801 Attninst Omaha Road. The Juiy in the case of J. V. Gray, of Slcux City, vs. the Chicago. St. Paul( Minneapolis and Ontnhn Railway com pany, returned a verdict In favor of the plaintiff for 15.361 nt Dakta City Tuesday. This was practically the full amount sued for and was for dam ages sustained to Browing crops on Mr. Gray's farm In Dakota county In the years 1907 and 1908. The case was a hard fought one and lasted for fourteen days. It is not only of much Importance to Mr. Gray, but also to land owners In the vicinity of the Gray premises. It was claimed by Mr. Gray that the railroad ' corrpany was negligent In constructing and maintaining its rail road ncros'i whut was known as "the big swamp" In Dakota county, by reason of which negligence the waters of Elk creek were obstructed and his land was Hooded. MOVE ON CLl US CHECKED. Lincoln Excise Hoard Enjoined from EnforclnR try Law, District Judge Cornish Tuesday Is Bued a temporary restraining order forbidding the city of Lincoln, through Its excise board or police, from inter fering with the operation of the buf fets In the club houses of the Elks. Eagles and German Fumlly society. This was the day set by the excise board for enforcing the order forbidding- the dispensing of Intoxicants In club houses to members. The case will be tried on Its merits July 5. The Injunction was no surprise to the city officials, as It was known that the Incorporated clubs would test the mu nicipal law compelling them to close their bars. GOVERNOR - MUST PAY. Nebraska Hoard Refuse to Approve Hills for .Maintenance. Gov. Shallenberger- Is at outs with the state board of public lands and buildings. Republican state officio!;! compose the latter board and the dem ocratic executive is nettled at the re fusal of tho officers to approve bills for the maintenance of the executive mansion. The postmasters of the state will be the guests of the execu tive within a few days and Gov. Shal lenberger will have to pay for music, refreshments and flowers. A recent entertainment for a fraternal order cost the governor $150. Under the Sheldon administration the state paid the bills for all public functions. SIX YEARS FOR TWO RIOTERS. Men Who Shot Fp Saloon at Vclillmr Convicted ut Fremont. In the district court at Fremont Judge Hollenbeck sentenced Nicolo Galloro and Joseph Casmano to six years In the penitentiary on the charge of shooting wll,h Intent to kill. The two men had some trouble with the bartender of a Uehllng saloon about two months ago. They came back a few minutes later armed with a shot gun and revolver, and proceeded to shoot up the place. Several men wern wounded, but none seriously. They had expected a lighter sentence on ac count of their plea of guilty, and Cos mano especially was surprised a, his sentence. . Light Plant for Central City. A petition has been circulated . at Central City having for its object the culling of a special election, at which a boml Issue for u municipal electric lighting plant will be voted upon. The cost of such a plant Is estimated at $20,000, and in case of its installation It would also furnish power for the city water works system. West Point .Man Ends Lire. David Ringer, u carpenter und con tractor, un old time resident of Wst Point, committed suicide by shooting himself in the head ut his residence in the Third ward. The deceased man had been despondent fur some time past and was not in good health. Cui-h Tnken Not I .a ice. It was announced by the postofllee authorities at Omaha that tin- actuu' cash secured by the robbers who held up the Overland Limited on the Un ion Paeltie railroad ten days ago. amounted to u tiille less than $300. lUlitor Ui Stop Over. Plans are being made by the Com mercial club to entertain u tralnloud of newspaper men from eastern, southern and central states, who will be. In Lincoln on July 15. EX-FOX VICT SFI'.M.IFD DOPE. August Miller. Tn.t nt IVn, Makes Al'.'l(iait to t li:t Eflcct. August Ml'ler, a convict In the state penitentiary. tniu;ht by Warden Smith smuggling In morphine, made afllda. vlt Saturday that he had received tho dope from George Sehnrton, an ex convlct of Lincoln. County Attorney Tyrrell In sworn to a complaint u gainst the h.s-i rained. Nineteen ounces of morphine were taken from Miller. Miller wan n trusty under the late Warden Reemcr. a id the latter told Warden Smith that he was reliable In twty v..y. For scire time Miller had been l:i charge .f the hog burn, In Which he yle;it enjoying practical freedom. Warden Smith became suspicious some days ng and searched Miller for dope, but found noee. Then the war den set a trap for his man and discov ered where he had hid eleven ounces of the polou In tiie barn. Miller was then thrown In the dungeon with the utatoment that he would remain there until he told ut what drug store he got the dope. For reveral days the man refui-ed to dlvuiije the Information, but Saturday morning he made his af fidavit Impllcatlriiv Irihurton. According to the Information re ceived by the warden, Miller would sneak out of the barn at night and meet tho ex-convlct on the railroad track and pay him for the poison at the rate of 3 5 cents mi ounce. Ho would then bring It to the prison and retail it to the other convicts. Frank L Dlnnsmore, who Is stew ard of the hospital, was said to have bought Ihe ounces from him at the rate of $1 on ounce. In turn Dins- more retailed the dope at the rate of from $3 to $5 an ounce. TWO MOKE OF ALMA OAXG. Sheriff CmroM Finds Men Who Es cttprd from Mliidcn, SherllT Carroll, of Alma, has return ed from Julesburg. Colo., with Orln Galvln ond Owen Dnlley, who are be lieved to be implicated in the Repub lican City merchandise robbery. The young men were known around Mln den and Claude Smith and Pat Crowe. It Is ulso believed they are Implicat ed In the Keene bank robbery and the Wilcox saloon holdup, as a search of their belongings revealed a kit of tools and masks. When young Aable and O'Brien were arrested recently Galvln and Pulley left Mlnden, where they had been living, and they were not found until. Sheriff Carroll located them at Julesburg. - . Charles O'Brien was arrested a sec ond time Wednesday upon the dlscoV' ery of new evidence and put undef $2,000 bonds. SENSTION AT AGENCY. Chief Clerk Benjamin Discharged and Asks Investigation. Chief Clerk Benjumln, for J. M. Comons, superintendent at the Omaha agency, has been discharged. It is claimed that Mr. Benjumln, in safe guarding the list of names of Indiana who are applying for patents, was re cently held up at the point of a gun by some land seekers, who forcibly entered the ofllce ami then his bed room, demanding the list of names. Benjamin's friends claim it was upon certain misrepresentations by the land "grabbers" that he wus discharged, i. nd he has demanded an Investigation. Leg Shattered by Bullet. .Monday un old mini named Eddy and a young nun named Nunson, who live in Brunswick, got Into an alter cation in regard to tho ownership of 0 wagon tongue which resulted 'in tha old man shooting the other. The shot shattered the leg of Nanson Just be low the knee. Eddy tried to escape, but wus overtaken ami now lies in Jul) at Brunswick. Weulltig (.i ts Good Job. L. K. Wcttling, of Lincoln, will be known hereafter, beginning June 1, as Nebraska's expert uccountunt, attach ed to the legal department of the state. Mr. Wettling has been appointed to this place by the attorney general, who will pay him $250 each month. When not employed by the legal department Mr. Wettling will UFsiit the state ra.ll wuy commission, which will (help to pay his salary. Trustee for u Co-OpTutlve. The people of Lyons were very much astonished Suturday by the ru mor on the streets that the Farmers' Co-operative company, a large marc-untile store there, was In financial tolls. A trustee took citarge Suturday and a receiver will doubtless be ap pointed soon. The firm will doubtless pull through soon. Einh:z.IT Draws Five Years. Joseph H. McCarthy was arraigned before District Judge Stewart at Lin coln Saturday ufteiaioon, pleaded guilty to the charge of embezzling the funds of the Hi-leu A. Horn estute and was sentenced to five years at hard la bor In Ihe penitentiary. Sm:llo Clo-cx School. The public schools of Bancroft have been closed by reason of the spread of an epidemic of smallpox, two cases of which brok,. out in tin- school. SteumlHiHl Coming to Omuhit. Word has been received that tho City of I'eorla. a favorite steumboat oq, the Illinois river mi Its way to Omaha, a I ,oeu-ad!e trip, und will be us-cd In exclusion Inislness mi the Big Muddy. West Point In Celebrate. ludepi ndfiice day will be appro priately celebrated by the citizens of West point aril vicinity on Mouldy, July U. A c.iitiinlttee has beer, ap pointed to solicit funds and a l'n c-e:--biutlon is Hsstired. ELECTION OF SENATOR Short Story of the Great Illinois Battle Ending in Senator Hopkins' Defeat. LOIUMER'S EISE IN POLITICS New Official la Chosen in Spring field by tha Aid of Many Democrats. Tie deadlock on the United States jptiatorBhlp, which ended Wednesday with the election of Congressman Will lam Lorimer of Chicago, and which la without precedent In Illinois political history in many important particulars, began Jan. 20, when tho first ballot wag cast In Joint assembly, Hopkins receiving 8!) votes. Stringer "6, Fosa 16, Shurtlelt 12, and Mason 6. Many attempts were niado during the first month of the deadlock to break tho Hopkins strength. Frank 3. Lowden sent an agent to Spring leld and maneuvered for a month In :he hope of breaking In. William D. VIcKInley and Lawrence Y. Sherman were Introduced as dark horses, but "William: je,. lok.ime.b-. failed to get more than two or three votes. W. J. Calhoun enjoyed a brief period of mention. Edward D. Shurt leff, starting with twelve Republican votes, gained occasionally. April and most of May passed with out development. The second week in May William Lorimer began actively working for himself as a candidate for Senator, having Mr. Shurtlcff's support, and claiming sixty Demo crats. Up to the ninety-first ballot, 135 men had been voted for during tho deadlock, 114 being Democrats and 22 Republicans. Of the Democrats John C. Eastman received the highest vote. 49, outside of Lawrence 1). Stringer, the regular nominee. William Lorimer Is a Republican and ia serving his seventh term in Con gress, lie was born in Manchester, England, April 27, 1861, second son of a Presbyterian minister, and came to Chicago with bis parents in 1870. His father died in 1871, leaving the family in straitened circumstances. Soon after his father's death young "Billy" began to earn a living. He worked his way from selling newspa pers, shining shoes, through positions at the stock yards, and as conductor on the llneB of the Chicago street rail way to political control in the old Sixth Ward. ROB GOTHAM CAFE IN DAYLIGHT Konr Thugi Hold I'p Twenty u titmrra, Collect (M and laeat. Four armed men invaded u restau rant at 444 7th avenue. New York, held up the twenty customers and after robbing two of them of $38 es caped. One of the robbers guarded the door, another covered the cashier with his revolver, while the two oth ers with revolvers proceeded to rob the customers. The robbers searched two of the men and took what money they bad. After warning the victims to make no attempt to follow them on pain of death, the robbers disappeared on the run. They are believed to be members of a notorious east side gang. Dr. Hugh Ross, aged 64, a pioneer among medical men on the Pucllio coast, Is dead In Scuttle, Wasji. An Ice bkatlng rink is to be Installed In the Plaza Hotel, New York, for the use of patrons In hot weather. ' Fire at Uurnet, U. C wiped out the buildings of the North Pacific Lumber Company. The loss Is $3.r.0,000. Two men were arrested In Brooklyn, N. Y., on Hsuplclon of having killed An tonio Malfettl, 7 years old, and thrown his body Into the East River. The name of La Baca, the Paclflo terminal of the Panama Canal, will be changed to Bulboa, In honor of Vasco Nunez Balboa, who discovered the Pa cliic Ocean. A rtcpnl executive order was found to he the first step In the policy of economy nnd retrenchment contem plated by tho adml'iiK'.ratlon. Its pur pose is to nysteuializo the purchnso of supplies noeiL'd In cci-.tnon by two or more department, to procure such sup plies at lower and niorf uniform prices nnd to cnate a ticnoral Supply Com mittee. Tills commit tee Is to bo made up of one representative from each de partment and independent bureau, anil its duty will be to pnmare a Bch.J;iln of all 'supplies needed by the various cVpartinonts and bureaus before thw end tf each fiscal year. A uniform irethod of advertisement, inspetlcft nnd testing is prescribed. Desiring to find out Independently cf the revisionists In Congress what th "ultimate consumer" may expect to But from a revised trriu law, President . Taft Tins directed tho Treasury De partment experts to compile for him the approximate amount of duties ot articles in common use as fixed under the existing DlrtKley law and as pro posed in the Payne nnd Aldrlch blllj." Considering finch articles as clothin-r, furniture, tinware, foods, coal, etc., the Fresldcnt nsked that tho duty be com puted on the average retail price of tho article. For example, how much duty does a $2 pnlr of shoes pay In each of tho systems of tariff referred) to? The appropriations committee of the Sennte nnd House have now published Ihe figures of the money Mils pasaed at the Inst session of the Sixtieth Con gress, the number of new offices creat ed and other Information. The total or appropriations is $1,044,401,857, an In crease of $36,000,000. The new offices and employments created were 10,120 In number. Involving an expenditure of $U.17C,8!)D. Government ownership, of an Ice plant In the city or Washington, I contemplated in a plan which Presi dent Taft has under consideration fot centralizing the purchase of all sup plies for all of the government depart ments. The purpose la to stop tho practlce of charging tho departments excessive prices. William S. Washburn. untH recent ly chairmnn of the Philippine Civil Service Commission and a former em ploye of the United States Civil Ser vice Commission, has been appointed ' member of the letter body by Presi dent Taft In plaw rf James T. Will iams, Jr., resigned. President Taft has named William Williams as immigration commlaloti er of the Port of New Work, tha mart who was forced out by the Roosevelt administration. This appointment wan made without regard to the wishes of the local Republican organisation. : :- The United States army Is to have an aeronautic field noar Washington which will rival the aerodrome at Ber lin nnd that at Issy-Les Moullneaux. near Paris, where many famous avia tors have startled tho world with their performances. Walter E. Clark, Washington eo-ro- spondent of the Seattle Post-Intelli-gencer and also a member of the Nc York Sun Washington bureau, haa been named by the President to be? Governor of Alaska In " place of Hog gatt, resigned. Thomas H. Netherland, an expert penman, formerly employed at the White House, but lately In the postof flce department, broke down as the re Btiit of overwork and committed sui cide. James J. Hill called on the President the other day. He declared that If Congress would only get through with the tariff, business would be good. TRADE AND INDUSTRY. Fruit promises to be a good crop In Minnesota this year. Near Fergus Falls, Minn., pralria fires have done a lot of damage. Agriculture Is to be taught in tho public schools of Warren, Minn. Slot machine accident insurance pol icies cannot be operated In Minnesota. This Is the opinion of State Insurance) Commissioner Hurtigan. About one hundred officers of thai National Retail Grocers' Association, left St. Louis In a Bpecial car ea route to the Alaskan-Yukon exposi tion. The Superior. Wis., Commercial Club has indorsed the lakes to tha Hull' canal scheme and pledged the support of the organization and thai Individual Inliuemo of the member of the dub to its agitation. The Alfulfa Food Mill at South Omaha for the preparation of stock food, belonging to the M. C. Peter Mill Company, of Omaha, has burned. The loss Is estimated at $123,000. With tho doling of the National Tube Works at McKeeaport, Pa., last Sunday, the United States Steel Cor poration took the Hi-it step toward what is understood to be the discon tinuance of all Sunday work la it mills in the Pittsburg district auJ later throughout the country.