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DAKOTA CITY, NEB., FRIDAY, FEllilUA 11 Y H,-x1910.
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til res Bond of Fifty Thousand Dollars
-Physician I'IcnicIh Not liullty When
Arraigned Preliminary Hearing
Sot Down for February 17.
Ah a climax to the lengthy investi
gation ot the mysterious death of Col.
Thomas It. Swope on October 3, 1909,
Dr. It. C. Hyde, husband of the late
millionaire's niece, wns arrested in
Kansas City, Mo., Thursday on the
charge of murdering the ned philan
thropist. The warrant upon which the arrest
was made was issued at the request
of Attorney John G. Paxton, executor
of the Fwope estate. First degree
murder is charged. The warrant says
that Dr. Hyde with felonious intent
administered strychnine to Col. Swope
on the day of his death.
In a crossback of the complaint
filed by Mr. Puxton asking for a war
rant, Prosecutor Virgil Conkllng wrote
above his signature: "I hereby In
dorse this complaint."
Dr. Hyde surrendered quietly. He
learned that a warrant was beliiR
sought and w'th his attorneys went to
the prosecutor's office to await the re
turn of Mr. Conkllng. He submitted
to arrest without demanding to hear
the -warrant read. The party went to
Independence, Mo., where Dr. Hyde
was arraigned before Justice W. F.
The physician pleaded not guilty. He
was released on a bond of $50,000. His
preliminary hearing was set for Feb.
ruary 17.
.Sugar Trust Employe Receiver a Two
Year Sentence.
"The sugar trust made a scapegoat
of me. It deserted me absolutely. It
pounded and ruined me after I had
served it faithfully for twenty-nine
Oliver Spltzor, former dock (Super
intendent of the American Sugar Re
fining company's plant at Williams
burg made the foregoing declaration
Thursday after he had heard a
sentence of two years in the Atlanta
prison imposed on him by Justice
Martin. . Suitzer was convicted for
conspiracy to defraud by underweigh
ing sugar.
In broken tones Spitzer bitterly ar
raigned the sugar trust, saying:
"I started with the trust in 1880 as
a boy and by industry worked my way,
step by step, until I became superin
tendent of docks at Williamsburg.
"It has been reported that I was
receiving big pay from the trust. As
a matter of fact I got a salary of $55
a week. The expense of this trial
have cut Into my savings and left me
practically a ruined man.
"In the alleged fraud prosecution
che government cried for a Victim and
the sugar trust answered by sacrific
ing me and four $18 a week checkers.
None of us was guilty of any breach
of the law, but somebody had to go
to prison to save those "higher up."
Mxty-Four Defendants Are Arraigned
at 1-ander, Wyo.
Sixty-four defendants in alleged coal
land frauds against the government
appeared Thursday before the United
States land office in Dander. Wyo., in
cases which have been brought by the
government for the cancellation of
their titles to coal lands, which are
said to be the most valuable In the
etate. The cases involve 9,500 acres
of land lying In the mineral district
north of Dander, and have been ap
praised by government experts at k
value of nearly 1. 600, 000.
The government alleges that these
lands were filed upon by "dummy"
entrymen for the benefit of the Owl
Creek Coal company and the North
western Coal company, which are con
trolled largely by New York capital
ists. The two companies are reported
to be associated with the Chicago.
Burlington and Qulnty railroad.
The cases are commonly known as
the Gebo coal land fraud cases, as
Samuel W. Gebo, George W. Daly, Ru
fus P. Ireland and others were al
leged to le Instrumental In securing
the titles to the lands Involved.
The cases have been under investi
gation by federal land agents for
three years and various actions have
been brought In court.
Nloux City Uvo Stock Marke t.
Thursday's quotations on the Sioux
ntv live Btock market follow: Top
beeves, $6.20. Top hogs, $8.55.
Biz Fire- at I.ancuKtcr, Pa.
A fire which threatened the business
enter of Lancaster, Pa.. Thursday
caused damage estimated at $400,000
It started with an explosion, presuma
bly of gunpowder in a hardware Bture,
Eggs Drop at Cleveland.
Storage eggs have vanished from
the Cleveland market and the price
of fresh eggs has dropped from SI
cents a dozen wholesale ten days ago
to 24 tents.
Millionaire Kwox- Died of Strychnine
Col. Thomas II. Swope came to his
death by reason of strychnine adminis
tered In a capsule by Dr. H. C. Hyde,
husband of the millionaire's nlcice, ac
cording to a verdict of the coroner s
Jury in Independence, Mo., Wednes
day. Whether the drug wns administered
with felonious intent, the Jury said
in its verdic t It was unable to deter
mine. The Jury was out but little moro
than an hour. The greater part of
this time wns devoted to discussing the
case. Put one ballot was necessary to
agree upon a verdict.
Although there were numerous and
hurried consultations between attor
neys for the state and Dr. Hyde and
his legal advisers and rumors regard
ing probable prosecution were plentiful
Wednesday night, the case stands Just
as it did when the coroner's jury re
turned its verdict.
Prosecutor Virgil Conkling refused
to discuss his plans for the future.
He said positively, however, that he
would confer with his associates in the
prosecutor's office before he took any
The suit that Dr. Hyde has pending
against Attorney John O. Paxton, Dr.
Frank Hall and Dr. Edward L. Stewart
for damages for $600,000 for alleged
libel will be dismissed if Dr. Hyde is
pressed for depositions In the case now
specified. It is expected that the depo
sition contest which waged so fiercely
last week will begin anew, now that
the coroner's inquest is over.
Reef Supply or City Menaced by the,
Fla nics.
Boston's beef supply was nearly
"cornered" by a tire which destroyed
approximately half a million dollars
worth of property at the Brighton
stock yurdstf early Wednesday.
The lire is thought to have originat
ed in the engine room of the New
England Rendering company's build
ing, connected with the Brighton
abattoir on North Market street. The
blaze spread to the cuttle shed of the
Boston Packing company within a few
minutes and threatened for a time to
wipe out the entire abattoir plant,
which covers nearly twenty acres of
By hard work the firemen succeeded
in confining the llames to the building
of the rendering company and the cat
tle shed.
Relieved to Have Run Into Gas Prick
et, Wlilfli liiimiw Ignited.
An explosion in mine No. 1. of the
Stearns Coal company, at Stearns, Ky.,
Wednesday killed six men outright
It is thought the victims ran into a
pocket of gas, which ignited when it
came in contact with their lamps.
None of the other workers in the
mine were' Injured. The explosion
took pluce in one of the innermost re
cesses of the workings, and expended
its force upon the men in the imme
diate vicinity. The hoisting machin
ery was not damaged and no difficulty
was experienced in recovering the
Hits at Slave Products.
Cocoa, which is made by slaves
should not be allowed entry into this
country, is the opinion of Represent
tlve Cocks, of New York, who has of
fered a resolution authorizing the
president of the United States to re
fuse entry to that product under those
conditions. '
Rig Fire In Mexico City.
Fire Wednesday in the yards of the
central branch of the National Rail
ways of Mexico at Mexico City, de
stroyed property valued at $150,000
gold. A number of loaded box cars
and a gus plant that cost $45,000 were
Children Burn to Death.
While Mr. and Mrs. James Elbergrr,
prominent residents of McCluskey, N
D., were attending a funeral in a near
by church Wednesday, their two sons
Arthur, aged 6, and Willie, aged
vearj. were burned to death in a tire
which destroyed their home.
Tragic Knd of a tilrl.
Miss Mary Irene Ryan, of Mason
ville, seven miles west of Manchester,
la., burned to death Thursday even
lug from using kerosene to start an
emberlng coal fire. The girl was 1
years old, the dauhter of Thomas Ry
an, a prominent stock buyer and grain
Weavers Return to Work. ,
As agreed at the meeting of the
weavers Friday night, the 300 persons
who had been out on a strike, return
ed to their machines in the Northville,
Mass, cotton mills of the S. Slater
Sons corporation Monday.
Robbers Blow a Safe.
Robbers blew open the safe of the
State bank at Wistef. Okla., Sunday,
and escaped with $1,740 In cash and
$900 worth of sc hool warrants. Citi
zens heard the explosion, but were
il'rald to interfere with the robbers.
I XuiimiI by Tuft.
The president sent to the senate
Wednesday the nomination of Grant
I". Trent, of Te nnessee, to be uil tts
lociate Justice of the supreme court
jf the Philllpplne islands.
RooM'veltV rrlcucl Named.
Seth Bullock, of South Dakota, an
ntimate friend of former President
toosevelt, was Wednesday confirmed
y the senate for another term as
United Stales marshal.
PF.AItV tilVF.X 310.000.
Pole Finder Handed n t'lui-k by Cox.
Before i.n au, Hence of more than
4.0uo pe,3c In thc Metropolitan op
era house, In New York, Tuesday,
Commander I Vary, discoverer of the
north pole, was presented with a $10,
000 check, on behalf of the citizens of
New York, but Instead of retaining It
for himself, the commander an
nounced immediately that It would be
contributed towards the south pole,
expedition as planned by the National
Geographic society. The check was
presented to the commander by (iov.
Hughes, of New York, as the tlrst na
tional testimonial 'n the explorer's
honor. Accepting the gift, Peary ad
vanced to the front of the stage and
"Here Is a check for $10,000. This
check will be deposited tomorrow as
a Joint contribution of the members of
the audience, the oft'.cers and commit
tee of the civic forum and myself to-
ard an American antarctic expedl-
on for the purpose of exploration and
scientific Investigation and to enter
the stars and stripes) In a splendid,
manly, International rare for . the
outh pole with our British cousins.
than whom there are no finer foemen
n the world."
The audience which greeted the
commander was representative, and
enthusiastic. The gathering was held
under the auspices of the civic forum.
President Taft telegraphed that he
was sorry he was unable to attend,
but said he sinc erely hoped that "con
gress would take some substantial no
tice of the great achievement of Com
mander Peary."
America has decided to seek for
iouth pole Inurels, similar to thoso
won for her by Commander Peary at
the north pole. The National Geo
graphic society Tuesday resolved to
send an expedition In search of the
Bouth pole, provided the necessary
funds can be raised. It Is not be
lieved there will be any lack on this
score. Commander Peary was notified
mmediately of the action.
In sonic Cjft-e Prices Arc Higher Than
Rcforc Aiitl-Ment Agitation.
Meat prices were higher than ever
In New York City Tuesday. Dropping
for a time while the agitation for
elimination of meat from the diet was
fresh, quotations, both wholesale and
retail, have mounted to figures equal
to arid in some cases above thoBe pre
vailing before the movement began.
Indications ure, prominent dealers
said Tuesday, that still higher prices
are coming. "
Increased demand accounts for some
of the tendency to mivuncp. The re
tailers i attribute this increase to the
cold weather. Short supplies are be
lieved by wholesalers to have more to
do with It than anything else. They
believe the agitation has "blown up."
Investigation of cold storuge condi
tions, with the resulting remedy of ul-
leged evils, which worked to keep
prices up, is the chief remaining re
liance of the agitators for lower
prices. This movement is still in force
in Manhattan, while across the river
In New Jersey It is apparently Just be
ginning in earnest.
Stoniuch and Rowel Trouble at Peoria
l.ald to Embalmed Beef.
Health Commissioner Rex Sholl, of
Peoria, Dl., has ordered an immediate
investigation us the result of what
is declared to be widespread epidemic
of stomach and bowel trouble, the
cause of, which is thought to be em
balmed beef. Jr. noll was In con
ference with Beven physicians recent
ly who expressed their confidence that
the beef was the cause.
These seven physicians have forty
sevt-n cases in c harge. Dr. Sholl esti
mates that there are at least 2,000
cases of stomach or bowel illness in
the city at present.
To Make Peary a Itcar Admiral.
A bill making , Commander Robert
E. Peary, V. S. N., discoverer of the
north pole, a rear admiral was passed
by the United States senate Wednes
day. Indications are that the meas
ure will also receive the approval of
the house.
For Giant ( hlcugo Subway.
A plan to relieve Chicago's congest
ed traffic system by the construction
of a 90-mile subway was believed to
have been furtherd when it was an
nounced that Myron J. Arnold had
been appointed the city's subway en
gineer to prepare plans.
One Killed in Wrec k.
One employe was killed - and twe
others Injured Tuesday when a north
bound passenger train on the South
em railway struck un open switch at
Wuddy, Ky and crashed Into u freight
Mayor Gaynor, ot New York, woula
abolish personal taxes In New York
state. In a letter he suggests public
heurings on the subject with a view to
rc medial legislation.
Seven Locomotives Burn.
Seven locomotives and several cart
at the roundhouse of the Bessemer
and Iike Erie railroad were destroyed
by fire at Greenville, Pa., Tuesday.
Loss, $200,000.
Prominent Elk Expire.
A nrlef illness of lung trouble causca
the death of C. K. Williams, of Pious.
(., widely known in connection with
the Order of Elks, of which organize
tiuii he was grand tyler.
Doings of the Week
in Condensed Form
llonieslciiclcis Who Filed FIo Years
Ago Now Slaking I I mi I Proof.
Numerous homesteaders who filed
tinder the Kinkald imc-mccIIuu b'rt'
several years ago, rtr-' now making
five-year proof on their claims. The
increase In value of real estate since
settlement . was made has made many
of the claims more valuable than was
hoped for itt the time of filing, and
many of the settlers have reason to re
joice because of having taken up
claims. There are numerous home
steads, however, that are good for lit
tle else than grazing, while portions of
many of the sections r.ui be used for
farm lands. It Is surniNed that within
a few years much of the land will be
embraced In large ram In s. Not a few
of those who himiesteaded In western
Nebraska tinder the Kiuknld law. are
pretty well used to meandering around
In new countries and other goals will
bcken them on In time.
Some prosperous localities have
been developed In the last live years
by the "Klnkaiders." and country
stores, churches and schools tend
to give an air of modernity to what ft
few years ago was a wilderness and
the home of the coyote and sand liz
ard. Star mall routes now thread the
prairies and the settlers are looking for
every convenience that can be hand
ily mustered. Though there are set
tlers who have had a hard time, have
been set back by hail storms and
drouth, have been "up against it" In
various ways, many are prosperous
nnd getting a start of stock and have
produce to exchange for coin of the
realm and the necessities of life.
Note lit Pocket of Man Pound Dead lit
Fnlon (Tears Mystery,
loiter developments following the
Investigation of the death of Robert
Kendall, of Union, whose body was
found In his barn Monday evening,
prove conclusively that it was a case
of suicide. Sheriff Qutntun nnd Cor
oner Clemens went to the farm Tiies
.day night a.nd-heldyui indue);, the. ver-1
diet1 being that Mr. Kendall came to
his death by his own hand.
An examination of the body brought
to light a small book In his coat pock
et, and in the book he hud written a
note stating that on account of ill
health he took this method of ending
his life. There is no suspicion what
ever of any foul play. It is now
known that Mrj Kendall's health has
been rapidly falling, although he had
said little about It. , He had no finan
cial' or family trouble, being owner of
a large amount of land and personal
property. He has a wife and three
children to whom he was devoted. He
was a member of the Ancient Order of
United Workmen and the funeral will
probably be conducted by that order.
Clothing Caught Fire When Too Weak
to Fight Flames.
Mrs. Jennie Johnson, an old lady
who has been making her home with
Mr. and Mrs. John Grirfln in West
Beatrice, was probably fatally burned
Sunday afternoon at the Griffin home.
During the absence of the Griffins, her
clothing caught fire frwm a stove in
the k'tchen. Being weak she was In
capable of helping herself nnd her
predicament was discovered by the 8-year-old
son of the Griffins, who extin
guished the flames with a bucket of
Mrs. Johnson was removed to a local
hospital, where it was ascertained that
she had been frightfully burned on her
right leg from the hip down. She Is
68 years of age nnd In a weakened
condition. It la Ihought she can not
ApMuls Case Again. ,
Harry Vertress, of Union, who was
awarded damages of $100 by a
Jury In district court for Injuries sus
tained by the collapse of a county
bridge, tiled a motion asking for a new
trial. He alleges, among other things,
that the verdict of $100 Is wholly in
adequate to compensate him for the
Injuries sustained. This case, which
has been three times tried In district
court and twice taken to the supreme
court, has cost the county about $1,500
for legal talent and additional court
The committee appointed by the
rounty bourd of York to make an esti
mate of expenses for the year brought
in a report amounting to over $00,000. !
This does not include school taxes. The- I
largest Item is $22,600 for bridges.
$5,000 for court and jail und $3,000 for i
books and stationery.
Sc hools Are Clocncd.
Owing- to the prevalence of scarlet
fever and diphtheria the Sutherland
schools have been ordered closed for
tt period of two weeks, while church
services, entertainments, etc., will be
York Man Dies on Train.
While enroute to York D. C. Wrst
fall died on the Norfolk passenger
while the train was between Tsrnov
and Plutte Center
Farm Subject Slioul
Taught In School.
W. H. Melior. secretary to the state
board of nvrlc iilture, has an Idea that
people are moving from the farms In
to the cities beciiiise of the lack of
agricultural education taught In the
schools. (
Mr. Mcllor got an opportunity to
present his Ideas to a number of
school people anil others, malrrng up
an audience of t',no at Hebron last
week. Along these lines he said:
"One of the best Incentives for im
proved agriculture in Nebraska would
be to turn from dead poets, dead gen
erals. chad klngn and Beyond the
Alps Lies ltal.' subjects, and im
press lipon the minds of the school
teacher the advisability of having the
pupils prepare essays on 'Weeds that
Grow In Thayer County and the Best
Mvthnd of Destroying Them,' 'Root
Crops. The ir Selection and Uses,'
'What Vegetables Should Be Grown,
and Why,' Description of drain
Grown on mr Farm,' Mow to Tell
Different Kinds of Fruit Trees,' 'What
Writ-tics of Apples We urow, with
Description, 'Why the Kind of Ponl
try Raised on Our Farm Is the Best,'
'Is the lHlry Cow or the Beef Breed
Type the Best for This Section of Ne
braska,' 'The Kind of a Farm Horse
We Should Have.' To these subjects
might be added, a thousand others
touching seeds, preparation of the
seed bed, planting, cultivation, con
servation of moisture, soil fertility',
gathering and storing the crops nnd
numerous other farm subjects.
"(Jet a score curd f :r live stock and
teach the pupils bow to Judge the
good equalities from animals exhibited
before them at specific intervals,
l.earn to distinguish breeds of horses,
how to tell Shorthorn cattle from Red
Polled, Aberdeen-Angus from Qallo
tt'uy, a Poland-China -hog from a
Berkshire, a Southdown sheep from
an Oxford and so on through the nu
merous vital matters of importance
with which the farmers of Thayer
county should be thoroughly con
versant. "It 1st strange that a chihl grown
In an agricultural Vomiff,:iity sucTi as
is found all through this part of Ne
braska, knows so little about the very
things which are matters of every
day contact."
Nebraska Mci'cliiinls to Consider Plan
lit Meeting In Onuiliu. -
Retail merchants of Nebraska have
called a meeting to consider co-operative
methods for .reducing fixed
charges; losses on bad accounts und
produce which are costing a sum an
nually added to the price of the ne
cessities of life and here alone is a
saving which, the merchants them
selves suy, will uftcct the high prices
and have a tendency to bring them to
lower levels. ,
Fred Dlers. of Madison, heads the
movement and the meeting will be
held in the near future In Omaha.
More than 2,000 merchants in Nebras
ka are now Iteing Invited to attend
and Omaha businessmen will enter
tain the entire party.
Mrs. Stui k, or Norfolk, Claims Her Af
fedloiiN Were Wrecked.
Mrs. Minnie Stark, of Norfolk, has
filed suit against Julius lluhl, a prom
inent politician of Pierce county, for
$10,000 damages for alleged breach of
While Mrs. Stark was keeping houBe
for Kuhl at Pierce, he, she claims,
promised to marry her. While she
was absent, Kuhl slipped away and
married Miss Uraclle Berts, of Hos
klns. Sensational developments are prom
ised at the trial. Mrs. Stark formerly
lived at Poiica.
l4.se Millions on Corn Crop.
Gruln deulers and elevator agents
in ull parts of the stute are predicting
big losses for Nebraska farmers on
the 190H corn c rop. The bulk of the
yield was snowed under by the severe
Dec ember storms und the resumption
of the pick, made possible by the re
cent thawing weather, disclosed seri
ous damage.
Oinului Firm IoiiicIh Contract.
The Baker Ice Machine company, ot
(imaha, landed the contract to place
ill, Ic e machine in .the Lincoln asly
!um for the Insane. The contract
nice Is $3,985, while the approprla-
Ion was $1,000. An eastern firm bid
gainst the Omaha concern.
Poultry Plant at Fall City,
A large poltry plant employing from
.verity-live to 100 men. is soon to
love to Fulls City from Atchison.
lOiiuincrutoiK Scurc c.
Although 12 men are required to
,.;Ue the census of Wayne county, only
ve took tlie examination at Wayne
..turduy afternoon. Reports from
Ighboiing counties show that they
. red no better than Wayne.
Bujik Robber 1 'la fed on Trial.
The frlnl of Hurry Joyce, one of the
ulleged Hudur bunk robbers, began
at Pierce Monday. Morrison, his pal,
was convicted and sent to the penittn
tlury a few weeks ago
The Week
in Congress
has paved the way for n settlement of
the differences exlstlaR with France.
The Senate devoted the greater part and Canada,
of Thursday to consideration of the I It seems certain nor, that the busV
postal savings bank bill, agreeing to ness interests of the UnHcdStatos may
several amendments. The Lodge price look forward to a period of peace In
of food Investigation resolution was the commercial relations of the conn
reported rrotn the committee on try. To obtain this rusult. Secretary;
finance, and the factthat It received Knox and his adviser Is the Stat
so much more prompt attention than Department, as well as the tariff
the resolution of Senator Elklns on board, wero compelled to abandon
the same subject wns Interpreted by their demands for concesslotin on
the West Virginia Senator as a dls- American live cattle and meat prd
crimination against him. He made a ucts and for the modincaUon of tl
speech complaining seriously of the German customs rules fiwrernlng draw
treatment and asserting that it was In- back of duty allowed oa Hour when
tended to protect the trusts and the exported from Cermanj.
tariff against the Inquiry. The House A promise was obtained, however.
passed the agricultural appropriation
bill, carrying appropriations aggregat-
Ing nearly 13.r00,000, a net Increase
of over $400,000 over last year, this
Incrense being chiefly for the forest
service, made necessary by the addition
to the national forests of 26.522.439
acres. Consideration of the diplomatic
and consular appropriation bill was
wgun. '
In the Senate Frldny Mr. McCuniber
of.North Dakota delivered a prepared
argument to prove that the farmer
'.toes not obtain his due share of the
prices paid for food products. Mr.
Ucyburn of Idaho concluded his speech
In opposition to the postal savings
bank bill. On account of the death
of Representative Lover Ing of Massa-
chusetts the Senate adjourned earlier
than usual and for the first time this
session failed to adjourn over Sat- I
urday. Practically no business was
transacted In the House and an early
adjournment was taken because of the
death of Mr. Lovering.
The Senate gave the greater part ot
the day Saturday to the question of
constitutionality of the extradition of
criminals from one State to another In
cases In which the prosecution is' ac
cording to the process of "informa
tion.' " No action was tulcen. The
postal savings bank bill was also up
for a time. The only important action
taken wbb on a bill opening to settle
ment the unallotted lands In the Pine
Utdge Indian reservation In South Da
kota. Early In the day Senator Al
drlch reported from the Committee on
Public Expenditures a bill creating a
penjftiiit.ommlsaton for th.'.regutJ-i
tion or methods or government ex
penditure. He failed to obtain the
unanimous consent asked to have the
measure acted upon, Senator Elklns
objecting. The House was not In ses
sion In the Senate Monday Senator Hey
burn bitterly opposed a loan of tenta
by the government for use at the an-
nual encampment of confederate veter-
ans at Mobile, Ala., next April and
strongly condemned the acceptance by
Congress of a statue of Robert E. Lee
as a contribution from Virginia to
Statuary Hall In tho capltol. The bill
was passed unanimously except for
Mr. Heyburn's vote. Mr. Itayner In a
Lapeech attacked the constitutionality
er the proposed postal savings banks
law. The Senate passed a dozen bllbj
for the establishment of flsh hatch-
ery stations in various parts of the
country. The President's federal In-
corporation bill was introduced In the
House and was opposed by Represent-
atlve Carrelt, of Tennessee, on th,
ground of unconstitutionality. Th,
House devoted two and a half hour.
. . . .
to a discussion ot one of 1U rules re-
cently adopted for the purpose of fa-
cllltatlng business
i , HIH..JH,.
The postal savings bank bill and the
bureau of forestry were under discus-
slon In the Senate Tuesday. The pub-
lie expenditures committee was also
taken up In debate, some Senators
seeing a poBsiuie imenereuie vii mo
regular committees because of the conv
prehenslve powers given the public ex
penditures committee. "Joy rides,"
wine and other personal extravagances
of living were charged against the Im
migration committee In the House by
Mr. Macon, of Arkansas. In discussing
the expenses contracted by the commis
sion on Its trip to Europe last sum
mer. Tariff and high prices were de
bated by Mr. Henry, of Texas, and Mr.
Boutell, of Illinois.
Earthquakes were felt at Imperial
Valley points In California. No dam
ate is reported.
Fire destroyed the First Church of ' B0U8" relief from tho charities ae
Chrlst, Scientist, at Kunsas City. The partraent, an Increase of more than s
loss Is estimated at $75,000. I per cent in Ave years. There wer
Fire destroyed tho mill building
ng of
W'usp mine No. 2 at Lend, S. D. The
loss Is l'J",000; Insurance, $25,000.
Speaking at a Tokyo dinner. Paron
Slilliusawa asserted that two-thirds t
American prestlKe was due to the
character of tha people, und he said he
was especially Impressed with the Im
portant part played by the Y. M. C. A.
My a majority of 814 In a vote of 8,
,504 prohibition was defeated at a lo
cal option election In Joplln, Mo. Wom
en served free lunch at the polls.
Cundlducy of Congressman Butler
Ames for the Putted States Senate to
succeed Senator Henry Cabot Lodge
wus formally announced In Boston.
Informed by the "Answers to Cor
respondents" department of a psychto
muguzlne that he was due to die on
Thursduy at midnight, John Wege,
aged 35, of Cleveland, vanished at that
time In his night cVitbes and ha. nof
since been seen
Commercial War AwnrUrd and Doo
Opened for Other Settlement.
By the tariff agreement with Get
many announced tha other day the
United States has not only avoided s
commercial war with the empire, but
that the German government would
discuss these matters) dtptoroatlcally
with the United Statca. As German
goods now will enjoy the benefit ot
minimum rates of dotr. the French
government must seek like treatment
for Its products, many of which com
pete with those of Germany. Other
wise the market here will be lost t
I If an arrangement be made with
Franco as expected American good
will enter French territory upon pre-
clsely the same ground as those or
other foreign countries. This wlit
mean that the FrarrcCanaian reel
proclty treaty will be of small benefit
to Canada, and the toiler probably,
will decide, In view of Use elrcuiiV
stances, to accord to American lrn
ports treatment equlvaleol U that OS
fered to those of Franc.
Gas Explodes in Pnjrlmnia Coal
1 Worklnes 110 Held Prisoners.
One American and ten Hungarian
furnished the death toil of a gas ei
plosion the other day In No. 2 slope ot
the Ernest mine Of the Jefferson and
Clearfield Coal Company, five mile
north of Indiana, Pa. The explosion
occurred in a heading; where twelw
workmen were located, and one of these.
Andrew Krazcer, escaped by crawling
a quarter of a mile on his tomach to
evade the noxious gaae. Hl Inabil
ity to speak English prevented lucid
explanation of the cause of the explo
sion. Some of the dead were found
near the entrance to the heading. otV
ers jhty along the track at abort db
aiiLa.'fjou;, cMcjh other. ulznarX at the
face of the coaf. Two bodtea nearest
the face were burned slightly about tan
face and arms. The position of tho
bodies showed the men had made des
perate efforts to crawl away from tha
heading. One hundred nnd ten rue
working In the same elope escaped
through other headings of the mine,
although they were held bat for about
ten hours by the black damp nntll
resCue party of twelve mine bosses
reached thera
I c-(a Manuflicttlirerm pu t0 rormj(
a Holding Compear. )
Several of the largest cereal mann
facturers In the country plan to form a
holding company to take oner the bis
factories, thus forming a trust to
breakfast foods. It la understood thai
om Ui to he edr
Justed, the deal Is practically eloaed;.
The '""owing ; concern, win probably
b n cmbne' ccorflJ
Th? Nrtbwe8t9rn Cereal Corpe-
T "fr1 li,,"
Milling Company; the Freen Wheat
MllUng Company! th.Mlnne-
pau, Cereeiaiim
Ma,u y,u Food Company Seattle
Creek, Mich.; the Pettljohn Fure Food
Company. the Iowa
UnUed CerMl Company q,
,t WM further declared qj ,eveB
whUo flour mn- , M,nneapoIbj wonM
b6 , the merger and that two of tho
. Jftrge bakery concerts of tMt cKy
would also be Included.
High Cost of Living in Yew York
Cause of Suicide.
Effects of the Increased cost of U
ing upon the working classea are
shown In the largely expanded num
ber ot applications to the city of New?
York, for aid as disclosed in figure
made public the other day. The rising;
tide of inability to make Income kep
pace with living expenses Is Indicated)
In the fact that during the last twelve
months more than 60.009 persons,
32,995 applications In l'J04. In sevesj
years, the number of persons seeking
shelter In the city lodging house ha
Increased until last year 102.400 per
sons applied, an Increase of more than)
100 per cent for the period. From 111
In 1906, the dally average has rlue.? 1
three years to 281. Suc(ces have In
creased nearly 50 per cent from 1S0
to 1909.
(ongrraanila Lovtitif lai4.
Representative William C. LoverlnX
of Massachusetts, died at bis rwldenos
In Washington. He waj H years old
a Republican, aud cotton Diaaufao
turer. '
Fctir fblltlrea t'rsuatMl.
Four children named Taiam, ran
Ing Is age from 3 to 16 years.
burned to death at the home of thai?
grandfather near Dover, Deis.

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