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T O JiiMorical Sociuv M0TT0--A11 Tho News When It Is News. VOLUME XVII DAKOTA I CITY, NER, FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 1900. NUMBER 51 A LATEST BY TELEGRAPH SUMMARY OF THE NEWS OF THE WHOLE WORLD. WALL STREET PROBE HUGHES COMMITTEE HEIOKT IS MADE PUBLIC. Mercantile and Metal Exchanges Hit Hani Committee Heeonimends tliat Charters Be Repealed Spcculatloi Defined. The report of "the committee ap pointed by Gov. Hughes, of New York, to Investigate speculation in securities and commodities and the organiza tions used in dealings therein was made public Wednesday night. The New York stock, the consolidated stock, the cotton, the produce, the coffee, the mercantile and the metal TKhnmron and the curb market were thoroughly investigated and recom- mendations looking to improvement of existing conditions were made at length by the committee. The most drastic finding Is that affecting the moronntllA and metal exchanges, as follows: "Under present conditions we are of the opinion that the mercantile and metal exchanges do actual harm to nroducers and consumers and that their charters should be repealed." Concerning speculation in general. the committee declares that, it may be wholly' legitimate, pure gambling, or something partaking of the qualities of both, that In some form it is a necessary Incident of productive oper ations; that it tends to steady prices and that for the merchapj or manu facturer the speculator performs a service which has the effect of insur ance. "In law," says the report, "specula tion becomes gambling when the trad ing which it Involves does not lead, and is not Intended to lead, to the actual passing from hand to of the property that is dealt in. "The rules of all exchanges forbid gambling as defined by this opinion; but they make so easy a technical de livery of the property contracted for that the practical effect of much spec ulation, in point of form legitimate, is not greatly different from that of gam- blin The committee makes no present ment against short selling, but declares the tendency of such selling is to steady prices. It is recommended that the minimum margin should be 20 per cent, and strong disapproval is ex pressed of branch brokerage offices which Bupply liquor and resort to oth er improper means to induce specula tion. FARMERS CARRY GUNS. Work In the Fields with Weapons on Shoulders. Farmers working In fields near Taitsville, Mo., are doing so with rifles elung over their shoulders. This con dltion was caused by the murder from ambush of Clyde Hatfield, a young farmer, last Sunday, and the shooting of Henry Kerry by "night riders" on Sunday, May 30. The feeling In Tatesvllle is that sev eral men must die or move from the community before the feud ends and peace is restored. Every house in the Taitsville district Is supplied with fire arms. No arrests for the killing of Hatfield probably will be made for several days. "I am making every effort to find the man who killed Clyde," Thomas Benton HatCeld, an uncle, said Wed nesday. The reign of terror must cease. e have been at the mercy of a" gang of night riders too long. If the officials don't stop it some other method must be found." FEUD MAY BE RENEWED. More Trouble Feared in Franklin Parish, Miss. It was stated at Meadville, Miss., Wednesday thut District Judge Wil kinson is to call a meeting looking to the organization of a law and order league in Frunklln parish to guard against any further outbreaks from the feud which has existed in that par- were seriously injured. All the coach ish for many months and which has e8, except the sleeper, turned over. , already resulted In the death of Cor nelius H. Prlchard, Dr. A. M. Newman and Silas c. reynolds. Short About $75,000. Forty thousand is missing from the raults of the Clinton branch of the Jef- ferson bank, a small tivate instltut- lion in .-vew ioik, whne teller, Paul Endemann, disappeared several days ago. Endemann was arrested Wed nesday in Brooklyn. Detectives say the banks loss may reach $75,000. Sioux City Uve Stock .Market. Wednesday s quotations on tho Sioux City live stock market follow: Top beeves, $6.40. Top hogs, $7.80. Enrtji Shocks In France. Advices received at Paris say that Blight earth shocks occurred again Wednesday at Toulon and Marseilles. The water In the harbor at the latter place receded two feet, rc turning to Its usual level only after several hours. Cent nil of (ieorulu Sold. ine purchase or the Central of Georgia railroad by the Illinois Cen tral Railroad company was an nounced Wednesday by J. F. Hanson. FISHING SCHOOXE11S CliASII. I American and French Boats In a Mlxup. Word wu received at North Sydney, C. B., Tuesday of a clash between the Gloucester. Maw., fishing chooner Senator Garner and a French steam trawler on Quero bank. The captain of the American vessel, according to reports, fired on the French steamer with a rifle. The steam trawler's rati was splin tered by the shot, but otherwise the damage Is believed to have been small. No person was Injured so far as known. The Incident is supposed to have been the outcome of a long standing antagonism between the steam trawl ers and hand fishermen. The French, American and Newfoundland fishing captains claim that the trawlers have done much damage to their pear be sides depleting their catch. While the action reported Tuesday was the first in which weapons fig ured openly, it did not stand alone long. The same vessels which brought the report of the Senator Gardner epi sode also reported that tho captain of a French hand line schooner which had lost nearly all her outfit through the .operations of another steam trawler boarded the offending vessel and brandished a revolver In demand Ing that damages be paid him for the losses sustained. He was forcibly ejected from the steamer's deck. Capt. Vincent Nelson Is in command of the Senator Gardner, the schooner reported to have taken the initiative in the action against tho trawlers. Capt. Nelson had been for two days awaiting a chance to set his lines. Ho had no sooner sent his dories out than a large French trawler was seen to bear down upon them. Capt. Nelson tried to Induce the tram-ler to move away from his lines, but his protests failed. Becoming ex asperated he secured a rlflo and load ed it with slugs made of mackerel Jigs the Frenchmen were in the act of cutting the American vessel's trawls It is alleged, Capt. Nelson fired, but missed his mark. Nelson reloaded his rifle and fired again, the charge this time raking the rail of the trawler. Except for a slight splintering, how ever, little damage was done. No fur ther effort was made to renew the combat as the Senator Gardner hoist ed sail and moved to other fishing grounds. LIKE WORK OF BLACK HAM). Attempt to Burn Home of Ohio Mayor Incendiary Kscapes. What is believed to - have been an Attempt to assassinate Mayor William R. Nlven, of Bellefontaine, O., and burn his residence, , was made early Tuesday, when a bottle filled with ker osene, which had been set aflame, was thrown through a window of his house. The bottle was wrapped with rags saturated with oil. The curtains, car pets and furniture in the room were set on fire, but the fire, departmen quickly responded and extinguished the flames. The mayor was away from home at the time. Mayor Niven was elected on a "dry" ticket two years ago. He is a wol known democratic politician and a member of the state committee. Two policemen standing near his home heard the crash, saw the blaze and saw the man running away, but they thought it was someone going to give an alarm and did not pursue him. Mayor Nivens issued warrants in the black hand cases last week. BREAK IX SUGAR STOCK. Due to Fear of Inquiry by Federal Government. There was an abrupt decine of $8 a share in American Sugar Refining stock during the first hour of trading In the New York stock exchange Tues day. The drop in price was attributed to the litigation of the company re cently and to fears of a rigorous gov ernment Inquiry into its affairs. At one time the stock fell from 217 to 123 on one sale, but later there was a ral ly of 4. The break In this stock af fected practically the entire list and the whole market declined. Broken Rail Wrecks Train. A passenger train on the Guaymas branch of the Southern Pacific rail road was wrecked Monday night at Pesquero, near Herraoslllo, Mexico. Conductor A. C. Budge, of Negates, and eighteen passengers, all Mexicans, Statement of tlie Treasury. Tuesday's statement of the treas ury balance in the general fund, ex- elusive of the $150,000,000 gold re "erve, shows: Gold coin and bullion, 150,324,309; gold certificates, $25, $25,705,720; available cash balance', $118,524,711. Shot From Ambush. Clyde Hatfield, 23 years old, mar ried, a farmer, living six miles Bouth of Cowglll, Caldwell county, was shot with a rifle from ambush at his home it 11 o'clock Monday morning The ssusslii escaped Uliindentltied. Quarterly Dividend Ik-himl. Dim-tors of the Corn Products Ite- flning company at a meeting In New York Tuesday declared a quarterly dividend of 1 per cent on the oom- oany's preferred stock. Powers (.rant Turkey' Keqmwt. The powers have acoudud to the re quest of Turkey and decided that none. uf the International troops on the isl and of Crete shall be withdrawn at present. fEUPISTS IX BATTLE. Bloody Street Fight Pulled Off In Meadville, Miss. . Two men are dead, two perhaps fa tally wounded and three others slight ly injured, due to a bloody street bat tle at Mtadvllle, Miss., Monday after noon waged by parties to a bitter feud that had been previously marked with tragedy. As a result of the affair feel ing there runs high and state troops were rushed to Meadville from Brook Haven Monday night to guard against possible rioting. Those killed were: Dr. A. M. New man, clerk of the chancery court of Franklin county. Silas O. Reynolds. Dr. Lenox Newman, a son of one of the slain man, la believed to have beer, fatally injured, and Herbert Apple-. white, an attorney, may not recover as the result of his wounds. Emmett Newman, brother of Lenox, was shot in the leg. The three were taken to Natchez for medical treatment after having been formally placed under arrest. Two men named Boyd and Park, alleged to have been involved In the affray, were slightly wounded, but escaped. B. P. Prichard, a brother of Cor nelius Prlchard, whom Dr. Newman killed seven weeks ago, was arrested and charged with complicity in the tragedy. The killing of Prlchard by Newman was the first bloodshed In a feud that had existed between tho two men, relatives and friends, for months. The bitter factionalism had Its inception In a political campaign in which New man and Prlchard were "opposing candidates. New. .an was tried a few weeks ago for Prichard's murder and was acqulttedN This served to arouse even more bitter feeling. Monday's fight occurred almost In the same spot where Prlchard was slain. Apparently Newman was first fired upon as he was passing the But ler building In his buggy. EIGHT DOLLARS PAID FOR HOGS With Exception of 1002 This is Highest Price Puld In Many Years. The highest price paid for live hogs since 1882 was established Monday at the Uilon stock yards in Chicago, when the best porkers sold at the long .predicted figures of $8 per 100 pounds. With the exception of 1902, this is the highest price recorded for many years since the Cudahy corner li. pork in 1893, when live hogs sold at $8.75 per 100 weight. The pre vailing high prices are due to unus ually light receipts of live hogs this spring at all western packing centers, the extremely high prices of grain-last year prompting many farmers to dis pose of their stock rather than pay the heavy prices for feed stuff. Re ceipts of hogs Monday at the nine lead ing markets of the west were 29,009 head less than for the corresponding day last week, and 32,000 less than for the same day a year ago. As a result of the scarcity of hogs the price of provisions is now tho highest In many years. LIVES SAVER BY POLICE. Bluex-outs In Rolo of Heroes at On clnnnti Fire. In a fire In a downtown tenement house in Cincinnati, O., early Monday police and firemen rushed to tho third floor and made a dozen heroic rescues of panic stricken men and women and prevented a number of persons from leaping from windows. A blazing stair way cut off all retreat of a dozen families. Mary Rels, 50 years old while being assisted broke away, panic stricken, and ran back Into the flames. She will probably die from her burns, The financial loss was small. - This is the thirteenth fire that has been started in cellars in this vicinity by some Incendiary and the police are looking for the pyromanlac. OFFICER SHOT BY ASSASSIV. Gary, 111., Policeman Killed While Taking lrisoncr to Jail. Patrick Crowley, marshal of the village of Gary, IU., a quarry town near Chicago, was shot and killed Monday night while arresting Modest Lenzl, formerly mayor of the village. and for years known as the "king of Gary." Crowley had been vlllago marshal only two weeks. For a num ber of years before going to the tur bulent village he was on the police force In Kansas City, Mo. Gary, IU., for years has been the scene of fre quent disorder. Crowley was taking Lenzi to the lockup when a man stepped from behind a tree and shot him In the head. Ilaiiaiiu Crop Duinagod. A special from Puerto Cortes, Hon duras, says that recent high winds have caused great damage to the ba nana crop, the yield on a number of plantations having been ruined for the present mason. (iemiuri Inheritance Tux. The German government has sub mltted to the bundusrath a supple mentary tax bill designed to yield $35,000,000 In tuxes on Inheritances fire insuianee policies, stocks, bonds, deeds and checks. Ruin Checks Forests Firen. After days of anxiety copious rains fell during Monday night In the fire scourged district of northern Aroos took country, .Me., checking tho forest Hres which for days have raged. Roy Smothers In ( -uve-In. Herbert, 12-ymr-old son of Frank Sellon, of Elkhart, Ind., while swim tiling crawled In a cave dug In a sandbank and smothered when the sand caved in. I NEBRASKA STATE HEWS to' BOYCOTT THE XEWSPAPEIt. I Had I-Velinjr nt Sterling Growing Out of Saloon Question. Bad feeling prevails at Sterling over the fight that Is being mnile there on the remonstrance against the Issuance of a saloon Decree. Allen G. Powell, the new publisher and editor of the Sterling Sun. the town's newspaper, recently threw the beer and whisky ads out of his p:iper and announced that he would run such matter no more. It seems someone took excep tion to this action, for in a lengthy ed itorial last week the Sun editor In formed the people of Sterling that hi was running the paper and would dic tate its policies, notwithstanding the fact that Fonie persona reemed In clined to boycott the paper because of certain actions of his. Mr. Powell made n firm stand. Slme time during Friday night someone In Sterling, with a grudge against the newspaper man, committed a nulsunce in the newspa per office. It Is said this has stirred things up pretty badly In that town. There Is ta'.k, front certain sources, of a second paper for Sterling, and It Is known that a type salesman visited that town last week and conferred with some persons there. However, this talk Is not a new thing nor does It come entirely from those Interested In the saloons, for when Mr. Powell assumed control of the Sun and made It Independent in politics, and that was several weeks ago, there was talk of a second paper at that time. BUYS VALISE FULL OF BKICKS. t'nsusiicctliiK Colored Man Rid Not Oct Gilt Variety for His Money. Thomas Parrot, of Lincoln, a hard working laboring man looking for a Job and afflicted with a confiding dis position, is the latest vlcltm of the easy talking profession. About 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon he was ap proached near the postoftlce by two smooth looking individuals who hired him at a good salary to go to Wyoming to work for them. They entrusted to him a grip which, according to them, contained gold watches. The grip was to be taken to the de pot where all three were to take the train. Incidentally the two gentle men borrowed $56 from Barrett, leav ing with him a $712 check on the Corn Belt bank of Kansas City as security. Barrett went to the depot and waited for several hours, but finally became suspicious and looked Into the grip. Instead of gold Watches he found a hod load of brick, and then reported the matter to the police. SAVED BY HIS CHILDREN. Man Charged with Grave Crime Eased Down Roeuuso of His Family, Albert D. Phillips' family of four small children secured him temporary freedom in district court at Omaha Monday afternoon. Phillips, after being arraigned on a grave statutory charge, pleaded not guilty. His attorney then asked that ball be set at not to exceed $1,000 County Attorney English held that .the seriousness of tho charge against Phillips would necessitate a larger bond were it not for the fact that tho man's family would help to keep htm within the jurisdiction of the court. Phillips waS arrested by Alfred Mil lard some weeks ago after Millard had found him In a vacant house owned by Millard. Voted for Andrew .Jackson. E. B. Sawyer, of Lincoln, returning from Wyoming recently reports that he met at Cody the aged man named Morrison who Journeyed to Falrvlew last year to meet W. J. Bryan, and who wus made famous In press dispatches at the time. At that time the cente narian democrat declared ho had vot ed for Andrew Jackson and every democratic candidate for president since then. Mr. Sawyer says that tho old man is quite halo and has a good memory. He lives on a claim In the government reclamation district. At various times In his conversation with the Lincoln man Morrison claimed that he was 96 and 94 years of jrge. He is the father of eight children, the oldest of whom Is 75 years of age. He lives now with his second wife, a oman of 59. Good Cniji ProsiMwtH. The recent rains In the locality of ii-isie, amounting to over seven Inches has made the farmers Jubilant over crop prospects. Small grain is looking nne ana tho corn Is doing nicely, nough needing cultivation. Bright prospects are uLso noticed in the in creased land valuation, land changing nanus frequently. Young Parmer Arrcsle,!. I'pon complaint of Henry Frerlehs of Beatrice, George Flesner, a young farmer living near Beatrice, wus ar rested Monday for alleged statutory orrense against Katie Frerlehs 15- year-old daughter of the complainant The case was set for healing Juno 30 and the defendant wus rclcted on nI.000 bond. j Hoarding Hoiimo Burned. nr. i-.iKiic-rs uouroing house at Heinlngfonl, known locally as the san itarium, burned down Thursday night about 2 a. in. No one appears to know the origin of the lire us the building was unoccupied. This is the od mysterious lire on this lot this year. Churned with Ihaitlcuj-iiig. William Peck, of lieatiiie. churged with bootleuKlng, u arraigned re cently in Johtic Ellis' court. He pleaded not guilty and his cuso was set lor heating later. In default of !."" bond he was remanded to Jail. Had Time to Curry u iVuiik. hlle Jack I'uyne, of Omahu, wus wuy fioni home Sunday someone en teieil his house by lifclng u key J n. front door und stole a small trunk which copiulMcd u variety of goods. NABS CROOK IN VERY ACT Sheriff at Kearney Capture Pair While Picking pocket. Sheriff Sammoiis and his deputy succeeded In running down Slid cap turing three crooks that were follow ing the llagetibeck-Wallace shows at Kearney. Sammons and his deputy stationed themselves at the Union Pacific depot and as train No. 15 from the east ar rived they noticed two well dressed men with grips that were very active. Finally they saw one" of the men step close to a well dressed traveling man who had two suit cases in his hands. The other man stood immediately hack of the first and the one next to the man, by a quick movement, ex tracted the pockethook from the trav eling man's pocket and handed It to the man back of him. Sheriff Sam mons Immediately collared both of them and bumping their heads togeth er hard enough to stun them, dragged them Into the depot. The man who received the pocket- book dropped it on the ground Just behind him when Sammons grabbed them. This was recovered and the traveling man, who proved to be James Ogden, of Omaha. Identified It, describing the contents thereof. The men were lodged In the county Jail and Mr. Ogden promised to return later and prosecute them. FIVE MEN ARE IXDICTEB. Four In 'lolls anil John Doc Charged with Train Robbery. D. W. Woods, Fred Torgensen, Jas. Gordon, Jack shelton and John Doe have been Indicted on the charge of robbing the Union Pacific Overland Limited mall at Luno cutoff the night of May. 22. The grand Jury returned true bills against the five men Saturday at Oma ha, submitting Its report to Judge T. C. Munger, of Lincoln, who came up especially for this purpose. John Doe represents the fifth man believed by the federal and local officers and the grand Jury to have been in the holdup. He Is not known to them as yet. "Felonious and murderous" attempt Is specified In each separate count, so that a conviction on any one count will be sufficient to hold the accused to the full penalty of the luw, which is life Imprisonment. Each of the ac cused men is also numed in each of the b!x counts. AGED MAX DROWNED IN WELL. Badly Decomposed Rody of Hans . ClirlHienMPft Found in Well. The body of Hans Chrlstvnsen, aged about 70 yoars. was found at the bot tom of a 60-foot well on his prem ises at Blair. Mr. Chrlstensen lived alone, being a retired farmer, end had cleaned out his well before this by means of a rope ladder, which was found hanging in the well. He had been missed by his neighbors ' since May 30, but was supposed to have gone to visit his son, J. C. Chrlsten sen, who Is a merchant lit Orum. His face was badly bruised and the body badly decomposed. JEALOUS WOMAN SHOOTS SELF. Mrs. Jessie Fields, Dlsvorccc, Sends Bullet Through Side. Mrs. Jessie Fields, the divorced wife of George Fields, attempted suicide by shooting herself with a large Colt's revolver at Nebraska City. The shot passed clear through the left side of her body Just below the heart and bur led Itself In the building. She had been keeping house for Joseph Felt hauser, a cattle buyer, and became Jealous of his attentions to another woman. Raised First Apples. James Harris Masters died at his homo at Syracuse Friday, aged 90. He was one of the pioneer Bettlers of that part of the state end the fore most horticulturist of the state. In December, 1854, he came to Nebraska City, and In 1865 moved his nursery thwre, and on Mareli 16, 1855,. he set out the first apple trees planted In the South Platte country, und doubtless the first In Nebraska. Some of these trees are still living. Ktcreotyper Badly Hurt. Rulph L. Radcllffe, a stereotyper employed by the Nebraska Paper and Bag company in Lincoln, was danger ously injured as the result of an ex plosion. The steam table blew up, shattering the windows and filling the room with steam. Itadcllffe, who was near the steam tuble, was scalded on the shoulder and the left side. His left arm was scratched and lacerated. K. C. Moorchouxe Dead. K. C. Moon-house, general manager of the Stanley. Merrill and Phillips railroad of Wisconsin, died at the home of his son in Omaha Sunday af ter an Illness of a week. For fifteen years Mr. Moon-house was general freight agent of the Fremont, Klkhorn and Missouri Valley railroad, now a part of the Northwestern system. Adds Jailor's Fees to Kulury, In a test case brought by Sheriff Dunkel, president of the Sheriff's as sociation of the state, Judge Hanna has decided thut the sheriff is entitled to the Jailor's fees ullowed him By luw. The case has been watched with much Interest by the sheriffs of the state und It will he appealed by th county. Wymorc SuIimjii Suit on Trial. The injunction suit recently Insti tuted against the Wymorc city eouncl to prevent it fiom grunting suloon li censes wus beard before Judge Pern berton In the district court Suturduy Tho case was taken under advisement Court adjourned . to June 22. Alleged tootlcgMr Arrested. William Heck, colored, for many years a porter ut a Beatrice hotel, was lodged in Jail on a complaint drawn in mree counts ami iiii-d vy cnier MC Ulrr, charging him with bootlegging. DR. E. E. HALE 13 DEAD; END COMES SUDDENLY Famous Preacher and Chaplain of (he Senate Expires at Rox bury, Mass. WAS AN AUTHOR OF H0TE. Born In 1623 of Revolutionary Stock) and Showed Precocity aa Child Ordained at Age of 20. Rev. Dr. Edward Everett Hale, chap lain of the United States Senate, died at hla home in Roxhury, Mass., Thurs day. A week previous he was present t a celebration In honor of the nine tieth birthday of Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, his contemporary In many of the reform movements with which both had been Identified for more than fifty years. At the bedside were Mrs. Hale. Philip L. Hale, a son; El len, a daughter, ami the family physi cian. As nn advocate of world peace and a humanitarian whose activities have been many and forceful. Dr. Hale, who was pastor emeritus of the old South Church of Boston, which pulpit he filled regularly from 1S.16 until 1900, had s career of usefulness that is unique In American history. Born In Boston April 3, 1822, Dr. Hale came of famed New England stock. His father, Nathan Hale, wai a nephew of the patriot whose dying utterance, "I only regret that I have but one life to loRe for my country,' Is graven deeply In tho chronicles of the nation's struggle for liberty. His niethcr was a sister of Edward Ever ett, for whom her son was named. It has been said of Dr. Hale that "ha was cradled In the sheets of a news paper," for his father was publisher of the Boston Advertiser, the first dally to be published In New England. Edu cated for a life of letters, the boy made rapid strides In school, and al 17 was graduated from Harvard Uni versity. At 20 he was licensed to be come a minister. He regarded war as a barbarism which settled only questions of military strength and not questions of right and wrong, and h had a large part, as editor of tho Peace Crusade, In bringing about The Hague tribunal. As an author, in which his aim was moral rather than artistic, Dr. Hale produced several en during works. In defiance of advancing years, Dr. Hale continued In the public eye until stricken by his last Illness. On the death of Dr. William H. Mllburn, the blind chaplain of the Senate, Dr. Hale succeeded him, his hoary head and rugged frame baking an Impressive figure In that chamber. THOUSANDS TO GET MORE PAY. Steel Companies Announce Good Trade Will Enable Increase. Wages of the 7,000 men In the Penn sylvania Steel Company at Steclton, Pa., which were cut 10 per cent on April 1, are to be restored on July 1. The 2,000 employes of the Maryland Steel Company at Baltimore are also to profit by the same increase because of tho Improvement In trade. ' Ground has been broken at Spar row's Point, Md., for the new opn hearth steel department of the Mary land Company, to cost $1,000,000. II also U announced that the National Tube Company's Riverside works will resume operations in the steel plate and tube departments, employing 6,000 men. The United States Steel Corpo ration Is now operating 80 per cent of its blast furnace capacity, the high est level reached since the panic of Oc tober, 1907.' Orders have been comlnt, in at the rate of between 30,000, an 4 40,000 tons a day. TAFT CUTS ARMY'S COST. ' On Orders of President Katlinatot Are lledocted 922,000,000. Following the dictum of President Taft that the War Department estl mates to be submitted to Congress foi the fiscal year 1911 be cut to $20,000, 000 below the appropriations for the fiscal year 1910, the officials hav brought thein down to nearly $22,000, 000 below the appropriations for 1910. They are now to be taken In hand bj Secretary Dickinson for final revision and the possibility Is the figures may bi increased somewhat before he flntshei with them. Officials regret that th great cut In appropriations will mead the elimination of practically all con structlon work during the fiscal yea,i 1911, except such as Is under contract Trr to Kidnap l'.-Mullno. A IOiulon news agency publishes t dispatch from Constantinople saylni that an unsuccessful attempt Is re ported to have been made by the reao tlonarles to kidnap Abdul llamld, tht deposed Sultan of Turkey, from tht house where tie Is residing In Salonlki Several officers are said to huve beet killed In tho struggle. Two horm-.l with SI.'IT.OOO Theft Warrants have been Issued charglnj Clarence Itobntt, ex-bookkeeper, aril J. L. Chapman, ex cashier, of the Lew Iston National Hunk, Lewlston, Id. with embezzlement. Itobnett J charg d with having embezzled $91,375 frou the bank and Chapman with havin embezzled $45,625. RND BLACK HAND IA!R; GANG IS RUN TO EARTH Psstofflce Inspectors Discover Bead Whose Operations Extead Over State of Oklo. BOMB HAD NOTE FINNED TO IT Arrests Made of Men Said to Be Chiefs of Italian Blackmail lag Organization. i. In several srrests made In Colum bus, Marlon and Dennlson, Ohio, Tues day federal Inspectors and detectives who worked In conjunction with them in the case believe that as a result or months of effort they have unearthed the biggest and best organised branch of the Black Hand in this country. Marlon, Ohio, being probably the head of the organization. Chief Postofflcej Inspector Charles Holmes of Cincin nati is authority for the statement that evidence has been secured show ing that the gang operating from Ma rlon and with lines reaching into a number of big cities of the country, has fleeced different persona in that and other States out of thousands of dollars in the last few months by the application of Black Hand methods. The men arrested were Bam Lima, and Joe Rlzzo, at Marlon; Antonio Vicarlo, at Columbus, and A. Marfis at Dennlson. Lima Is said to be the? chief of the band. Inspector Holmes said he was expecting word from Belle fontaine, Ohio, of two more arrests and these, he said, would be of vital. Importance in connection with thosei already made. DlTide Bla; Dooir, Inspector Holmes says that th gang which conducted its operations from Marlon was composed of Ital ians and worked exclusively upon their countrymen. He has obtained: evidence that as late as two weeks ago they sent from the Marion post dice money orders aggregating $1,900 to confederates in Italy, this being; the division of blackmail funds in one. case. Many such bits of evidence, it Is claimed, are in possession of the Inspectors. Among those who refused demands for money' were , John and Charles Arolcon, Columbus commission mer chants. The sum of $10,000 wv sought from each. In January Mrs John Amicon found, tn the rear of th house, a dynamite bomb and fuse,, wrapped with one of the letters de manding payment from her hUBband.. Several Columbus Italians are be lieved to have paid $1,000 each. Two Italian murders in Marion are gener ally charged to the gang, but there has been no proof. The gang also is charged with assassinations In Belle fontaine and Dennlson. Followed to Italy, After demands for money had beer Ignored an attempt was made In Aprll 1908, to blow up the some of Agostino- Gennarlno, Columbus. Gennarlno fled to Italy and did not return until a, month ago. While in Italy he re ceived a letter, mailed in Italy, renew ing the demand, with a threat that there was no escape in returning t his old home. Black Hand letters in the hands of the officials, written to Italians in Co lumbus, Cincinnati and other cities,, are all said to be written by the same- person, in Italian, with the same ink and on the same kind of paper. Ia the raid at Marlon, ink and paper were captured which is identical with that used in making the demands. Most of the letters received in Co lumbus and other Ohio cities wer mailed in Pittsburg, where the money was to be paid. It is believed that they were written in Marlon and pass ed through the hands of several mes sengers in different cities before be ing mailed. WOMAN HELD IN TRAIN HOLDUP. Federal Authorities Detala LIHIa Stephenaon as Witness. Jack Shelton, alias Jack Gordon, and Lillian Stephenson arrived In Omaha the other night in charge of two deputy inspectors. Shelton will be charged with being one of the men who held up and robbed the Over land Limited train on the Union Pa cific and the woman will be held as a witness. The Stephenson woman said she would tell all she knew. Sh declared she had heard nothing of th holdup until her arrest, and that Shel ton had given no information on that subject. The authorities gave up the idea that there was a fifth man it the hold-up and will proceed with the prosecutloti of the four men now ar der arrest. FLAMES DESTROY 10D HOUSES:. Maine Ylllauu Knreot kr Flro and Laa Kalliualvtl at SitOO.oOO. The entire northeasterly section of Presque Isle, Maine, omprIslng the district where were situated the most pretentious residences, was swept by fire, a high wind carrying flames and embers from street to street until 10 dwelling houses and the Congregation al Church, the Masonic Hall and sev eral other structures had been reduced to ashes. The Canadian Pacific Rail road station .".nil two large storehouses for potatoes were burned. Tie total loss is estimated at $300,000.