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L?TD JL1 1 MOTTO-All Tlio News When It Is Nctts. E JLJL J. VOLUMK XVIII tatc Historical LATEST BY TELEGRAPH SUMMARY OF THE NEWS OF THE WHOLE WORLD. HOOKED FOR FRAUD ( lll( A(.() (.KAMI JI KV IMM .':.' mm; city )i-'i'rt'i.i.s. r ' " I'nill IttHtloU. ltet:nv, Dciml.v Coin-iiiIknIoik'i- or V-iiMU- vMk. an, I Mlcliiu-1 II. Mi-Uov '.Til. H V.CIlIlh.V l'oiilru-toi tlmlcr Ai iost. Paul Rr-ilieski, resigned deputy com " rnissioWr .r public works; Michael II. MoOVer), wealthy contractor who ha "had many lilx rlty contractu, invl tittle city officials anil employes of McQovern were Indicted ly the nuid Jury In Chicago Thursday. The men are charged with conspir ncy to defraud the city of $251,000. ac cording the sum mentioned In the true Mil. The Indictment on thin charge came as a complete surprise, as It was be lieved the alleged frauds Involved only about S4 5,000 In the so-called "shell rock" scandal. The men Indicted be sides Redieski and JIcGovern were: Otto Nlehoff. secretary to MeOovern: Max Lnndsuth, former Biiperinteiul ent for McGovern; George Moore, foreman for McGovern; Ralph llon nell, resigned assistant rlty engineer: John C. Parks, assistant city engineer; Robert Green, a foreman for McGov ern; Richard Burk, John McNIeholas and Joseph Maher, city ins)ectors In the engineer's department. The indie ted men are specifically ac cused of conspiring to defraud the city by, laying only one-sixth of the con crete and brick work called for In the contract for the construction of sec tion N of the I,awrence avenue tun nel, ' Kvldenep concerning the alleged $227,000 fraud on which the Indict ment was based was not brought out by the commission. In the indictment the men are charged with trying to ob tain nine warrants for the payment of 25 4,000 by the city of Chicago. Redleske displayed little emotion when he was told hehad been indicted, and later furnished the $20,000 bond required from him. JIcGovern was al so held in f $0,000 bouse. "" " - . SWiNDl.K MAY BE t'XCOYEHi:i. Insurance ('oiupanicH Arc Hollered to Have Been Robbed. "I believe this investigation now un der way will unearth the biggest swin dle in the insurance line ever exposed west of New York," said State Insur ance Commissioner Bell, of Kentucky. Thursday, a he took up the case of Walter 15. Rider, of Louisville, a team ster, who died January 4 and whose tody Was exhumed Wednesday by the coroner on the request of certain In urance companies. The death certificate Indicated that Rider died of intestinal trouble, but It is reported that the autopsy, which began today, showed a large portion of the lung eaten away, supposedly by tuberculosis. Commissioner Cell has taken up the case on the request of life insurance companies in Indiana and Tennessee, who are said to be large losers by rea son of "grave yard swindles." These companies, which It is alleged have already paid $10,000 on policies Issued In the Rider case, are excluded from business in this state, yet. it Is said, have carried on a large business In, Kentucky through an agency at AHany, Ind., across the river from loulsville. The scheme worked on the compa nies Issuing the policy to men virtual ly in the shadow of the grave after having examined a man of athletlt build who was represented as the a p. plica nt. Express Ttobbcrlc-H I'ncartlicd. Union Pacific detectives claim tc have unearthed a long series of rob beries of baggage, express and United States matl at Cheyenne, Wyo. C. K. Olson, a baggageman, and L. II. Sam Ile, an expressman, are under arrest and -other employes are held pending an investigation by the postofllce in spectors. The proposition to change the mu nicipal government of Watertown, S. 1)., to the commission plan wag re jected Thursday by 66 votes. About one-half of the registered vote wa polled. Editor Iluvcn Dead. Albert R. Haven, editor of the Rochester, N. Y., Union and Advertis er, died Thursday, aged 59 years. He was a dramatist and wrote several successful plays. Sioux City I jive Stock Market. Thursday's quotations on the Sioux City live stock market follow: Top beeves, $5.30. Top hogs, $8.10. 11. -Ill for a Chicago' Murder. A negro named Robertson was ar rested In Louisville. Ky., Thursday, suspected of the murder of Mrs. Jen nie Cleghorn, the woman whose head lens body was found In a resort in (Thlcugo last week. The elections to the Norwegian northing have been adverse to tht ministry, premier Knudson Friday submitted to the king the resignation! of the cabinet. Society l-KAVKS lll'IN iu:ijm. Big Flood in r'rnnee Slg Xo Al,0. iiicn At 1 o'clock Thijay morning the water In the Selr,. w ,.,, rnp,dlv and had reached lo wlthln a few m.h. es of the parnpot f the UUHy nt the Louvre. Pn,,!,, The ood tnre!Uenea momentary to inundate the sculpture gallery -where are kept the Venus of M,' and other priceless art treasures. Tte danger of the Louvre is In ""ased by the presence at this point r a bijr sewer which It is feared will burst. A gang of masons was hurried ly assembled and worked under high pressure in the glare of flaring glass lamps, building up a concrete will to keep out the water. The subway station at Percy col lapsed with a terrific roar early Thursday morning, nearly carrying to ruin a nearby police station, in which a number of flood sufferers had sought refuge. ' The yellow water boiled through the chasm and swept all before it. Forty houses in the vicinity had to be evac uated, storekeepers therein abandon ing everything. As the gas mains burst when the station collapsed dark ness added to the terror of the peo ple. Late dispatches from the provinces bring a ray of hope. Theso Indicate that the situation there has improved and that the floods have at length reached their crest. The affluents of the Seine are even beginning to show a tendency to drop. The Rhone and Aone rivers, however, are still rising. Reports of villages submerged and people absolutely without food are reaching Paris constantly. St. Lau rent is flooded and the people' are without drinkink water. At Chalons sur Marne a score of houses have fallen In. and many peo ple are homeless. At Sevres the fa mous government porcelalne factory is completely surrounded by the flood. INQUIRY XOW IV I'CI.L SWING National Packing Company Is Object ' of First Attack. The federal grand iurv nt ri,i.,n Wednesday began the investigation of the alleged methods of the "beef trust." The first witness called was C. C. Snow, secretary and treasurer of the National Packing company. The report that the National Pack ing company 'would be the object of the first attack by United States Dis trict Attorney Edwin W. Sims and his assistants was verified when Mr. Snow was taken into the Jury room. About ' thirty ' subpoenas already have been served In the offices of the National Pnntdnar Avinns 4 - , ...n i.niiiiaiij, IMUlir & Co., Swift & Co. and Morris C. They were all served secretly and neither the government nor the pack ers would divulge the identity of those subpoenaed. It Is said the secrecy was to prevent a general exodus of the persons wanted. Copper Property to lie Merged. Formal announcement bearing on a merger of the Butte copper proper ties was made Wednesday afternoon by the Anaconda Copper company. The stock of the Anaconda company is to be increased to facilitate the merger. Rudd Srnt to Penltontlury. Marshal Rudd, of Carml, 111., a ne gro, who shot and killed Mrs. Ann Bolerjack, an aged woman, was Wed nesday found guilty of manslaughter and received an indeterminate sen tence to the penitentiary. Rudd Baid the killing was accidental. Prof. Vaughn Inquiry Stops. Investigation by the Adair county. Mo., grand Jury Into the death of Prof. J. T. Vaughn has ceased. Judge Shelton has ruled that the only person who can order the exhumation of the body of Prof. Vaughn, which Is buried in Monroe county, is the coroner of Monroe county. Hargls Must Serve Sentence. Beach Hargis, of Lexington, Ky must serve his sentence of life impris onment for the murder of his father, James Hargis, the feudist, according to a finding handed down by the Ken tucky court of appeals at Frankfort Thursday. Joplln Goes Wet. By a majority of 814 In a total vote of 6,504, prohibition was defeated In u local option election at Joplin, Mo., Thursday after a bitter campaign. Women and children took an Impor tana part In the campaign, marching und singing In the street. Planter Ak Protection. Julian Lamakin, a planter of Co lumbia county, Ga., hus appealed to the authorities for the protection of his prperty, following the shooting to death of a negro on his plantation by a band of masked men Monday night. Supply of Cotton. Census reports show the total supply of cotton for the four months' period ending December 31 to have been 10, 711,464 running bales. Germany to Reject Our Request. The reply of the foreign office to the request of the United States that the application of Germany's general tariff to American Imports be deferred until Murch 31, is understood to be a non-acceptance of the suggestion for delay. Town Wiped Out by Fire. The business center of Duke, Okla., a town of 00 persons, was wiped out by a lire Wednesday. Loss, $85,000. DAKOTA CITY, t S IWIfl AI'UI'U M-.VT'r' - - . 1 mm m ww 11-EPHlMTjT I MEET T WASTmrnTm I limrnwrnn e7. Seattle Man Would Iwr- Alaskan Coal Lnnrtn. A new and somewhat sensallona' factor appeared ruddcr.ly Tuesday t' add Intensity to the Hlready m:fiK-i-nt-ly excited situation over the Alaska coal lands, on the eve of the Itullinuer Plnchot Investigation, which largely concerns that question. John K. lial- lalne, of Seattle, said to be the largest Individual property owner In Alaska made a proposition In writing to the senate committee on territories, of which Senator Beverldge, of Indiana, Is chairman, offering to the govern ment a royalty of 60 cents a ton of coal mined for the lease of 6,000 acres of some of th.e choicest coal lands In Alaska, in the Katalla and Matanska districts. Such n tonnage royalty would net to the government. Mr. l'.al lalne claims, amounts as high ok $2,- 000,000 per hundred acres. This proposal contemplates a radi cal departure from past practices la the government's disposal of the Alas ka coal lands, and It comes avowedly to do battle with another proposition embodied In a bill, which has been prepared, but not yet introduced, de signed to permit the Hale or lease of such lands at $10 per acre. It Is said that the general features of the plan have the approval of of ficials high in the adinlrlRtrativn. or Influential members of both houses of congress, including some of the prom inent insurgent republicans, and Dele gates Wickersham, of Alaska. ' Mr. Ballalne, In his letter to Senator Beverldge offers to enter Into a bond of $1,000,000 with the government for k.h,e performance of his part of the agreement which lie proposes, and he makes the charge that "other Inter ests" have now at work In Washing ton a lobby "headed by a former United States senator" In support of the bill referred to above, under whose provisions, he declares, the government would extend an uncondi tional guarantee to a railroad or rail roads which these Interests propose to build In Alaska and would virtually donate to them $10 per acre on one or more tracts of 6,000 acres to be select ed by them. Tl'CKFH 1.F.AVF.S $.-iO,000. Miss LoMoia Muy IScr-onic Sole Heir to Sluln Father's l-Malc. Celeste Marie LeMoin, the youiiK daughter of Charles O. Tucker, may become tin sole liclr to her futhor's estate of more than $50,000. Tucker and Miss Bunkelman were found Blaln in a. htel apartment ut Seattle. Wash., Friday. Tucker's father, mother and broth er live at North Pharsalla. N. Y., and c: c..i- t il to lay ):iv-;ii to the pnv erty. Tucker always admitted the patVr nity of Celeste and Influential persons there familiar with the pitiful story of the g'rl's mother. Loralne LeMoin who, it Is said, ran away with Tucker from a St. LoaiIs convent school and gave him her fortune of $20,000, will endeavor to g't the estate for the lit tie girl. Tucker left no will. EXPENSE REPORT FILED. Cost of York State's Participation In Seattle Show Is $107,80(1.85. It cost New York state $107.86G.85 for Its participation In the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific exposition, according to a report filed with the legislature Tuesday. "It was clearly to New York's inter est to have been represented at the exposition," says the report, "and the high regard which was felt for New York through the northwest section was increased and intensified by her generous participation In the official, social and exhib't features of the fair." CheuiH-r Car Fure. The franchises of seven of the most productive street car lines in Cleve land expired Tuesday, but the lines will continue In operation. The fare has been reduced from 6 cents to 3 cents. To Move In Colorado. The Colorado State Federation ot Labor Tuesday adopted resolutions to boycott meat, it Is estimated that 50,000 men In that state will Join the boycott. Opposed In Oakland, Cal. Declaring that a boycott would hurt only the farmer and retailer, the Cen tral Labor council of Oakland. Cul., Monday night refused to pass a reso lutlon of boycott on meat and eggs. Hunt for a Negro. I yen a Adams, a 10-year-old school girl of Hot Springs, Ark., was attacked by an unidentified negro Tuesday, who escaped. A posse was hastily organ ized and it Is believed the negro will be lynched if captured. Fairbanks In Naples. Charles W. Fairbanks, former vice pfesldent, arrived In Naples Wednes day from Constantinople. Mr. Fair banks' has been asked to speak at Rome on Lincoln's birthday. $lfi2,()0 to Charity, Charitable and educational Institu tions received gifts amounting to $162,000 In the will of Francis Cur tiss, of Chicago, which was filed in probate Tuesday. Daniel Ite-Klc-lcl. John W. Daniel, of Lynchburg. Vn., was Tuesday formally re-elected by the general assembly of Virginia to the United States senate. It is hit fifth elect to that position. NED., FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 1910. n f-""i i 12 E NEBRASKA b. Doings i' the Week I. in Condensed Form j: 12 K E NELSON COl Pl.l: vi:i TWICE. Judge Tics Knot Wlicn They TliinU Ho Is Giving Tlieiu License. It became known i-t Xelaon Tuesday t!iat George S. Woiabacher and Miss Mary Hofstetter, it couple from Ijiw-l-ence. Neb., Were married several days without being aware of It. These young people, wIm)i!uk to be married by the priest of the local church, learned upon Inquiry that It was nec essary to get a license from the county court. They accordingly went to that official at Nelson, and Informed him of their desire to become one. lie, understanding they wished him to tie the knot, Issued the' necessary license, had them stand up, Join hands and married them. le then made out the usual marriage certificate, took the usual fee, congratulated the couple and sent them on their way man und w'fe, although the unsuspecting cou ple thought all this was merely the necessary form re quired to get a license. A few days later, before the date set for the church wedding, the grooirt hand ed what he supposed was his marriage license to the priest, who on looking It over discovered to the surprise 'of nil that It was a marriage certificate. The regular church wedding was celebrated, nevertheless, at the ap pointed time. AGRICULTURE IN SCHOOLS. CominlttiH'or County SuK-rlntcntlcnts Seeking Opinions from Educators. A committee composed of County Superintendents Hurris. Willis. Mat zen, Pilzer and Brudenberg, has issued a circular letter to all county superin tendents asking for suggestions for voting- agricultural education In the public schools of Nebraska. The re plies will be compiled and sifted down for a report to the next convention of the State Teachers' association. In a brief compendium of present secondary agricultural education In the United States the committee gives the following information: Congres sional jigrioultilfai high . schools , for largo districts have been established In Minnesota, Alabumu, Virginia, New York, Illinois, Oklahoma. Arkansas und California. County ugric ullurnl high schools have been established In Wisconsin, Maryland, Mississippi. Ok lahoma and other states. Tho teaching of .agriculture In rural schools is com pulsory In Texas, Oklahoma and West Virginia. TKAMPLKD BY HOUSES. Farmer Near Pierce Is Seriously In J a red. Herman Drueger, a farmer living on the Ernest Fisher furm, ten miles northeast of Pierce, was Injured seri ously Sunday noon by being trambled by a team of heavy horses. He was in the barn harnessing the team when he in some manner stumbled and fell un der the animals' feet. The injured niun remembers noth ing after his fall, but was found luter by members of the family under the horses in an unconscious condition. He was carried to the house and a physi cian called, who found Mr. Draeger to be suffering from four broken ribs on the right side and internal injuries that It Is feared may prove fatal. OLD POSTMASTEH ItESIGNS. Thomas Hunter, of Wakefield, Says He Has Served Long Enough. Thomas Hunter, for 32 years post master at Wakefield, will relinquish his office February 6. He is not a can didate for reappointment, as he feels he has served the government about long enough for a man 75 years old. Mr. Hunter Is one of the pioneers of Nebraska. Ill was a member of the state constitutional convention and published the first paper In Wayne county, the Wayne- County Itevlew. The postoffiie inspectors of this part of the country all bear witness that during his entire service as postmuster Mr. Thomas has proven to be one of the best In the state. Funeral of Senator Mli-liener. The funeral of ex-Senator N. S. Mlchener took place at the Methodist church In Osceola, Tuesday forenoon and the body was laid at rest In lilue Ridge cemetery, ten miles southeast of Osceola. The deceased was one of the best known men In the county and leaves a large family and many friends. Itcqiilslllon for Albert Miles. Albert Miles, charged with stealln -$4il from his landlady, Susie James, ol Omaha, will be brought back from Kansas City to stand trial for his al leged crime. It Is charged that Mile took the money from a little bank. . . New X. X. t. Company. Adjt. Gen Hartigan went to Blair Wednesday morning to muster In a company of the Nutional Guurd re cently organized there. Yates Adams, a farmer living near Plckrell, who sustulned a fractured skull recently by a tree fulllnn on him while he was working In the tim ber on his farm, is dead. He was is years of age and U-uves a widow and STATE NEWS "ATM HOI SE TRAGEDY. cnccr. la.. Giooiii-i.i-ISc May Not Recover from Injuries. G. orr- I. Conch, fell find fractured ills skull while In the cooling room of a Turkish bathhouse in Omaha Sun day night. i,iu w. Clawson. the woman he was with all Saturday af ternoon and who maintains thut she aJ Couch were to have been" mar ried, was for several weeks the pro prietor of a hathouse. but sold out re cently. she j,;iy,M, to h: r,.of , mnPry Couch and return with him to his home at Spencer, la., where she Insists he owns several farms. She says that she has resided In Sioux City, but nev er had an;,- connection with a bnth establishment there. Couch was olive Tuesday morning, hut is liot ex pected to recover . A special from Spencer. In., hovs George II. Couch, who was hurt on the eve ot bin wedding In Omaha, In not known there. LINCOLN OTKs ON SALOONS. Petitions In Circulation to Bring; Que. tlou Up ut Early lnto. Within a khort time a net it Ion will be tiled with the city clerk asking for n special election- to decide whether Lincoln shall have saloons. Petitions have been In circulation for several days and those having the mutter In charge say they have :i,500 signers, with the promise that many who would not sii-n would vote for a wet town. The election will be culled for some time In the early part of April, which will give the Russluns who leave in the springtime lor the beet fields an opportunity to vote. It is possible that these people will have the bal ance of power In the election. The election will be one of the hardest fought ever pulled off In the city. ELOPEItS FOILEI. Father Orders Arrest of Couple W Jien Clerk Phones Him for Consent. Fred Hugo, nged 27. and Miss Itose Toide, wgetl 10. both of Uerlin, tried to elope, and came to Nebraska City to secure a marriage license. The clerk 'r the county court tclenhi nert the father of the girl for his cobsent to their marriage, and he ordered their arrest and detention until he arrived urn uiey muue their escape, taking a train to Auburn, whero they were ar rested. The father went there and brought the daughter back and re fused to prosecute the man, who was a neighbor. The young people promise to outwit the parents and get mar rled. lloth are mcmlwrs of leading families of that part of the courty. It ELK'S lU'HNEI). Chest Dumped Into Itoston Harbor lesti-oyd nt Broken How. One of the finest private stamp and curio collections in the state was de stroyed when the court house burned at Itroken How recently. The collec tion belonged to Clerk of the District Court George Malr. and was worth, at a rough eBtlniute, $1,600. Mr. Malr has been about forty yeurs In making the collection and had stumps and relics from all parts of the world. Other curios that went with the ill fated building were valuable Indian relics, nutogruph letters, political badges and tickets from the time of Lincoln, and the most valuable of all. one of the original sheetlron tea chests that was dumped Into lloston harbor during revolutionary days. NEW CHEYENNE COCKT HOUSE. Muss Meeting Held at Sidney to Push the Project. A mass meeting, with representative citizens from every precinct in Chey enne county, was held at the court house at Sidney to discuss the advlsa bility and feasibility of building a new county court house to cost not less than $711,000. More than 200 people responded to the cll of the Commer cial club nnd the matter was fully dis cussed, with the result that a motion was unanimously curried to appoint a man In each precinct to circulate a pe tition asking the county commission ers to submit the proposition to the voters as soon as possible. New Court Hoiim- for Custer. M.-fot-e adjourning, the board ot county commissioners of Custer coun ty took action In regard to the erec tion or u new court house. A C-mlll levy wui suggented for the first year, lid a special election called for Tues luy, March 1, at which time the people if the county will show their upprova r disapproval of this means of secur ng building funds. John 1). Mines Is Dcuil. Jo hi; 1). Mines, one of the early set ters of IhistiiiKH, and rir forty yeurs romlnerit in business und political dr ies, di.-d Sunday after an illness ot .:ire months. John F. OlM i-g Kills IIIniM lf. Jo'iin F. oberg committed suicide at his home by drinking curbollo acid. Oberg lived three miles northeast of Valley and wus quite well known. H I. V 1 I MEET IN WASHINGTON. Ooremors Discuss Problems ot Stat and Nation in the Capital. Governors from thirty States ot th Union, gathered In the national capi tal, Washington, D. C. to discuss problems of state and of national in terest, opened their three-day session Tuesday. Gov. Wilson of Kentucky, chairman of the committee on arrange ments for the conference, was In tha chair. In a brief Introductory speech he referred to th(? first conference of state heads. Invited In May, 1908. by President Roosevelt, to meet in the White House. This conference was on the govern ors own Initial Ive. Gov. Wilson de. dared that In his opinion no better means of devlslnu Improved and uni form state legislation could have been found than for the chief executives of tho states to co.na toeglher- as tliey had and In u friendly way, with parti san feellnjt forgotten, talk over to- Bether the questions In which they all were Interested in. Monday night the governors, with the members of the National Civic Fed eration, attended a reception at the home of Miss Mabel Bourdman. Tues day night they pat down to a dinner In their honor at tho home of John Hays Hammond. On Thursday Idaho's executive head. Gov. Brady, talked on irrigation. Gov. Ansel of South Carolina followed with an address on extradition. Minlne was the topic of Gov. Sloan of Arizona. I no fourth and last address aa by Gov. Carroll of Iowa, on the divorce question. Irritated by the manner of their re ception and treatment In the national capital, the governors of the states registered their protest In the shape of the adoption of a resolution to meet next year In Springfield, 111. Various causes will operate to bring about this decision. In the first place, the gov ernors feel It to be Important to as sort the rights of the states, to show the country that their Jurisdictions are not subordinate In all things to the federal government. In the second place, the dignity of their excellencies nos not been respected. The are out- ranked at social functions by the men oers of the cabinet and senators. LEWIS HEADS MINERS. Committee Will Submit Projoet foi Union with Western Federation. At the convention of the United Aline Workers of America In Indianap olis the report of the tellers of the balloting for International officers was declared to bo final. Protests by the opponents of President Thomns L. Lew is, re-elected by 23,597 majority over William Green, of Ohio, that the votes of certain local unions might be shown to be of questionable validity, were not pressed. The new set of offi cers, which will take charee of the administration on April 1, follower President Thomns L. Lewis. Bridge port, Ohio. Vice President Frank 3. Haves. Bprlngfleld, 111. Secretary-Treasurer Edwin Perrr. Oskaloosa, Iowa. Delegates to American Federation of Labor T. L. Lewis. Bridgeport, Ohio; joun Mitchell. Spring Valley. III.: Ed win Perry, OBkaloosa. Iowa; Frank X Hayes, Springfield. 111.: E. S. McCul lough, Bay City, Mich.: W. B. Wilson. Blossburg. Pa.; John II. Walker, Bprlngfleld, III. A definite plan for the projected merger of the organized metal and coal miners of the United States and Canada will be laid before the conven tion by a committee representing the coal miners and a visiting committee lent by the metal miners of the West ern Federation of Miners. iOB TRAIN AND FLEE WITH SAFE Pour Masked Men in Missouri Faclfio Hold-Up Wear St Louis. Four masked men the other night at Eureka, thirty miles from St. Louis, Mo., held up and robbed Missouri Pa clfic train No. 8, due In St Louis from Kansas City at 10:40 p. m. With a red lantern the bandits stop ped the train and pointed revolvers at the engineer and fireman. The bag gage car and mall and express cat were detached from the train, and with the robbers in the cab. the en glneer was compelled to proceed to ward St. Louis. The passenger wert not molested. The safe In the exnresi car Is supposed to have contained sev eral thousand dollars. It Is believed the safe was blown open In some des olate spot and that the robber fled. The district In which the holdup oc curred is sparsely settled and the news of the robbery did not reach St. Loulf until nearly midnight. FIRM ON AMERICAN MEAT. Crrnma livoly to Tarlfl ProDoaat Baal br Cabla Uoea JVol Ylala. The German government has cabled to Washington a reply to a memoran dum recently received from the Unit ed States relating to the tariff on ship ments betewen the two countries. Al though It does not yield to the Ameri can wishes in various respects, and especially concerning the Importation ot meat, the German response 1 sent in tho hope that It will be satisfac tory and it Is said to be all that the German government can do. 8,320 Acres ta Iloamasteaa Aet. Secretary Ballinger has designated 3.320 acres of land in Wvonilna- as coming within the enlarged homestead act NUMBER 22 WRECKER OF Bill u TO BE GIVEN FBEED.OL Formalities Alone Delay Release of Looters of Milwaukee Avenue State Bank. S TENS LAND AND HERETO HAPPY Opposition to Action by Farol Board Not as Strong as formerly. Paul O. Stensland and Henry W. Herins, convicted wreckers of the Mil waukee Avenue State Bank In Chicago, were voted a parole by the State board of pardons at Joliet the other day, and they were informed that they soon would come forth from the peniten tiary Into the big outdoors. The previous day convicts Nos. 9902 and 3, they are to take un the thread of life as they left it nearly three and one-half years ago. They have ex piated their admitted crimes to the law's fullest requiremenL Bitter a was the feeling against tuncn after the bsnk failure, the opposition to their parole, although determined, thin lim lacked the force of former occasion. The usual necessity of obtaining em ployment for paroled prisoners mar prove simple for Warden E. J. Murphy n mis Instance, and Instead ot be coming a problem of several week may be takerr off his hands entirely. ine decision ot the pardon board was announced by E. A. Snlvely. acting ior unairmau Charlea Q. Eckhart. It came after the conclusion of the only open meeting held by the board tct some time and after lawyers and ti ers had presented arguments for and against the paroles. The session be gan at 10:30 a. m. at the prison at Joliet, and shortly before 1 o'clock the matter was taken under advisement. At 2 o'clock the board went Into . exutlve session. ' Stensland. broken In health, su in the prison hospital, sick, but happier than he had been sines tha imn nim clanged be him? htm on Sept 26. X96. tiering, impatient, hooeful of rha fu ture, awaited his release la a. white washed cell which hn. eInce'AugU8f," 1900. There was no hap pier man on either side of the towered walls of the prison than Herinr. Rtne. land, too ill to talk, could only smile when word was brought to him In the mysterious prison manner that ha u to be free. FURIOUS FLOOD IN THE OHIO. II 0 Ice Gorge Break and Deluge SoQi Sown on Industries. Tons on tons of water noured lata. the Ohio from the Allegheny river. where thirty miles above FlUaborr tba Ice gorge at Free port broke la the night The Ohio rose two feet an hour and a disastrous flood was feared. All night steamers played searchlight up and down the river. When the sharp ray ot the light fell on the first floe of the broken eoreo the nlrtur was polaresoue. The rmh ot waters appeared first in a whit ridge across tne river about a foot hlirh. A the ice struck boat hulls, piers and the river bank It crumbled and floatjut away as slush. Below Pittsburg a number of mill were forced to shut down, but no Bart ous damage beside temporary loss of employment is reported. One death reported is that ot Pearl Hodgson, agea B, of Turtle Creek. While play ing In a flooded cellar be allDDed off a. raft and was drowned. Edward Jen nings and his two sons rescued three men, two women and a baby from a houseboat at the Coraopolls bridge lusi a the boat turned turtle. RAIL MEN DENIED RAISE. eaaamsaaaM Managers Allow Tim Limit to Ex pire without Answering Demand. Railroad managers on all systems ast of the Illinois Central and north, of the Chesapeake and Ohio have re- fused to meet the demand ot the train men and conductors for a wage In crease. The time limit for the mana ger to make reply expired the other day, and W. G. Lee, president ot the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, an nounced in Cleveland that not a single roaa had agreed to pay an increase. Committees representing the em ployes on the various systems gave the managers notice of the demand Dec o, allowing the customary thirtr dv. to elapse before asking for aa answer The refusal of the roads, it was said. aoes noi necessarily mean that there will be a strike. Practically all of the managers ugreed to meet with commit tees from their respective roads and discuss the demands, and series of con ferences will begin as soon a the nec essary arrangements can be made. The demands Involve approximately l&O, 000 men, about one-half of whom are members of the two labor orraulza- lons. Frost Lea aa Oraaaa Crap. This year's orange croa haa tn damaged approximate! $1,000,000 by the heavy frosts of the last tn ,i.. according to estimates made by relia ble growers. Some believe this amount also will cover nursery stock anj is. coming year crop, but other figure las total to te several ml II loss .two daughters.