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LAST EDITION. THtTRSDAT EVENING. TOPEKA. KANSAS, DECEMBER 5. 1901. THURSDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. HEARD THE BLOW. Erangelist Coy Testifies in the 11 all Murder Case. Was 20 Feet Away But Knew When Club Descended. TOLD TO BE QUIET. Says Policeman Twice Asked Head to Be (juiet. Refused to Pay Any Attention to the Officer. WAS NO DISTURBANCE. lie Asked Hall to Alone. Let Head Defense Summons 65 Witnesses in Hall's Behalf. Prosecution Completes Its Tes timony Recess Is Taken. The trial of ex-Policeman S. M. Hall for the murder of George W. Head was resumed in the district court this morn ing. The prosecution resumed the ex- ATTORNEY ENSMINGER, For the Defense, Cross-exa-inning a Wit ness. amination of witnesses and will not close the case for the state before the end of today's session or early Friday morning. The state has about 15 wit nesses and the defense has summoned 6S persons to testify in behalf of Hall The trial will undoubtedly be long and will probably not go to the Jury before some time Saturday afternoon and possibly not until Monday morn ing. It may be that owing to the length of the case that Judge Hazen will hold some evening sessions. Clarence Stewart was called by the prosecution at the opening of the trial and he testified as to seeing Hall strike Head. He described the blow and said that Head had his hands above his head when the blow was struck. Mrs. Mary Montgomery was called to the stand by the prosecution. She was attending the meeting where the trouble between Hall and Head occurred. "What did you see?" asked Attorney Nichols. , "I saw Hall lead Head from the crowd and then saw Hall strike him," said Mrs. Montgomery. "What was Head doing?" "He had his hands in the air and said. 'Wait " She said that Head did not attempt to strike Hall. On cross-examination Attorney Ens minger asked: "Didn't you volunteer your testimony in this case?" "No;" replied Mrs. Montgomery. "How close were you to Head?" "There were four people between us." "Do you know whether Head's hands were clinched or optn?" She said "Open," that she did not see Head strike Hall. Miss Nettle Nonemaker was the next WITNESS HOGEBOOM, TJslnr Skull to Show the Jury How Geo Head Was Killed. witness called. She testified that she (saw Hall standing by Head when she arrived at the meeting. "What were Hall and Head doing when you saw them?" asked Attorney Nichols. "Hall was leading Head from the crowd. She then told of Hall strik ing Head and said that he had his bands above his head as if to ward off a blow. After he was struck she said, "He staggered to a post." On cross-examination Attorney Ens minger said: "You say that Head said nothing'" She said she didn't hear Head say anything and she was about three steps away. She said she did not hear Hall curse Head. She said Head was stand ing perfectly quiet when Hall .grabbed bim. She corroborated the other wit nesses to the effect that Head did not have bis hands clinched when Hail truck him. G. C. Bowman was the next witness eaOlad. H said tie had known Head for Lu if. t'-ree years. He was present wneii u- trouuie occurred between Hail and Ht .1 . "What vV.-; Air. Head doing when you saw mm .' ct-Kta Attorney Nichols. 'T'e' first I iaw Hall was bringing him at of the crowd," said Bowman. "He;, d had his h.nds open and above nis i-ice." He then told of the blow, and said Head had made no ajgressive move toward nan. On crosi-examination Attorney Ens mitvser said: ' Didn't Head Jerk away froi 1 Hall before he struck him?" Bowman replied that he had not. "Did you see Hall's hand on him when he struck him?" "Yes. He was holding him with his left hand, ard struck him with his right hand." Adam Nonemaker was called to the ATTORNEY HUNG ATE, Questioning a Witness for the State. stand. He was present when Hall struck Head. "Did you see either take hold of the other?" asked Attorney Nichols. "1 saw Hall take Head out of the crowd," said Nonemaker. "What did you see then?" "I saw Hall strike Head." "In what position were Head's hands ?" "Above his head and open." He said he followed Hall and Head to the depot. He said that Mrs. Head came and asked if she could take Mr. Head home, and Hall said no. On cross-examination Attorney Ens minger said: "Were Head's hands above his head?" "One was higher than the other," said Nonemaker, and he described the posi tion of Head's hands, placing his own in an attitude of protection. J. J. Tinker was the next witness called. He first saw Head when the trouble occurred standing on the side walk, and Hall took hold of him and took him away from the crowd. He corroborated the other witnesses with reference to the blow and position of Head's hands. "What did Hall say?" "The crowd gathered round and Hall said something about the crowd never saw a man hit before.." On cross-examination Attorney Ena minger said: "How close were you?" "About six or eight feet away when Hall took hold of him," replied Tinker. "How did Hall take hold of Head?" "By the lapel of his coat." "What did Head do?" "He put up his hands and said 'Don't,' and thenHall struck him and Head staggered to the lamp post" "Didn't Head put his arms around the lamp post, and didn't Hail have to pull him away?" "I think he put his hands around it" W. M. Laughlin was the next witness to take the stand. "When did you first see Head?" asked Attorney Nichols. "About a half hour before the trou ble," replied Laughlin. v hen did you first see Hall?" "He walked up to Head and touched him on the shoulder and said. 'Be still.' " "What did you see next?" "I saw Hall leading Head out of the crowd and saw Hall strike him." He corroborated the other witnesses In ref erence to Head making no resistance. On cross-examination Attorney Ens minger said: "Head was full wasn't he?" "I don't know," replied Laughlin. "Hadn't Head been mimicking the re ligious service?" "He had been saving 'Ahmen.' " "Didn't he say 'Glory to God?' " "Yes." "How many times did Hall go to Head?" "Twice." "Did Head keep up the mimicry of the service?" "I only heard him two or three times." "How did Hall take Hold of Head?" "He took hold of his arm." "What did Head say?" "He said hold on. And then Hall struck him." "When Head took hold of the lamp post how did he do it?" "He put one arm around it and' Hail took his arm away." Laughlin's testimony was finished at 11:55 and the court adjourned till 1:30 o'clock. AFTERNOON SESSION. E. J. Mann was the first witness call ed by the prosecution when court was resumed at 1:30 o'clock. He was on the steps of the Adams house when the trouble between Head and Hall oc curred. "What was Mr. Head doing when you first saw him?" asked Attorney Nichols. "He was standing there," replied Mann. He then described the action of Hall in striking Head. "Was Head making any aggressive movement?" "No." "In what position were his hands?" "Above his head." "What did they do then?" On cross-exa-nination Attorney Ens- minger said: Vas Head intoxicated " 'Not that I know nf." renlied Mann. He said he did not hear Head say any thing during the riroerress of the relig ious meeting. Did Head change his position?" "No, not till Hall took him out of the crowd." How did he take him out?" 'I think he had hold of him some where about the arm." He didn't take hold of the laoel of his coat?" r "He didn't have any coat on." "Did he throw un his fists or bis hands?" "His hands." THE STATE RESTS. At the conclusion of the testimony by Mr. Mann the state rested its case and Attorney Ensminger asked for a recess as tne closing of the case was unexpected at this time. ihe state has several witnesses to be used In rebuttal. When the recess was granted at two? o'clock to allow th defense to prepare (Continued on Sixth PageO TAWNEY WILL MAKE TROUBLE. Resents Invasion of House Pre rogative by Senate. Objection Made to Lodge's Phil ippines Bill. PERTAINS TO REVENUE A "Number of House Members Disposed to Let It Go. Big Crowd Turns Out to Hear McConias on Anarchy. Washington, Dec. 5. Members of the house of representatives are showing some opposition to the origination of Philippine revenue legislation in the senate and in particular to Senator Lodge's bill, which deals with this sub ject. Representative Tawney of Minne sota holds that the constitutional pro visions "that all bills for raising reve nue shall originate in the house of rep resentatives," applied to Philippines measures and the Minnesota member will oppose any senate bill on the sub ject, as an invasion of the prerogatives of the house. Mr. Overstreet of Indiana and quite a number of other influential members maintain that the senate Philippine bill involves no invasion of house rights, as it extends an existing law to the Phil ippines and is not a revenue measure within the meaning of the constitution. In any event the question of the right of the house over the subject is likely to be discussed on the floor of the house. IN THE SENATE. Washington, Dec. 5. The announce ment that Senator McComas (Md.) would inaugurate the discussion on the suppression of anarchy and anarchists, filled the senate galleries today with a goodly number of spectators. Before the routine business was taken up, Mr. Hale (Me.) secured the adoption of a resolution that when the senate ad journs today it be until next Monday. The heavy influx of petitions, bills, etc., continued, much time being taken in their formal reception. Mr. Penrose (Pa.) favorably reported from the committee on education and labor the bill continuing the industrial commission until February 15, in order that it may close up work in hand and secured immediate consideration for the measure. The bill was passed. Mr. McComas was then recognized In Bupport of his bill, introduced yesterday .providing the death penalty for assaults upon the president, or for inciting, aa vising, or procuring such assaults. Thi senator spoke of the dangerous spread of anarchy. President Carnot, Prime Minister Canovas, the Empress of Aus tria, King Humbert and President Mc Kinley having been foully assassinated by anarchists, within the last seven years. 'It was humiliating, he said, to consider the impotency of our federal laws to punish thi3 fearful crime. The senator spoke of the revolutionary propaganda under the guiding hand of Herr Most and, the Nihilist Hartmann and the formation since 1881 of anarchist groups. Congress must now legislate against this peril with courage, firmness, conservatism and prudence. The constitutional power of congress to deal with the subject was discussed at length and supported by numerous references to the supreme court decisions.- Mr. McCo.-nas further urged the ex clusion and deportation of anarchists, the amendment of the immigration and naturalization laws and the negotia tions of treaties with foreign powers permitting the extradition of those charged with anarchistic offenses. In the course of his speech the senator argued that international comity called for action on our part to suppress the origin of plots in this country against foreign rulers. Mr. McConias was accord ed the closest attention throughout his re marks. At the conclusion of air. McComas speech Mr. Hoax (Mass.) took the floor and made some comments upon anarchy and anarchists. He said that all countries having lawful government should secure an island in the sea which was to be oc cupied by no one but anarchists, by those who advocated the slaying of rulers and those resisting lawful government. It was impossible to control the beliefs and the minds of men, but there was no reason why men who tried to overthrow all gov ernments, who wanted no government, should not be deported to a place where they could put their theories to a test. Banishment from this country, he be lieved to be a lawful punishment and could be enforced. At 2:30 p. ni. the senate went into ex ecutive session. SIMPSOOflD. McPberson Man Nominated For Revenue Collector. Washington, Dec 5. The president today sent the following nomination to the senate: To be collector of in ternal revenue lor the district of Kan sas, James M. Simpson. Also a large number of recess ap pointments, including all branches of the government service, which hereto fore have been announced. J. M. Simpson has been prominent in Kansas political circles for a number of years. As chairman of the Republi can state central committee in 1894 he defeated the re-election of Governor Lewelling and landed Major Morrill m the gubernatorial chair. Governor Morrill rewarded him by ap pointing him to the railroad board. Since then Mr. Simpson has spent most of his time on his farm in Mc pherson county. In the recent sena torial fight he was a Burton supporter, but was not bitter nor vindictive about it, and when Senator Burton recom mended him for internal revenue col lector for Kansas there was no oppo sition to him. His is the only one of Senator Burton's that has not met with Senator Burton's recommendations that has not met with opposition. Weather Indications. Chicago, Dec. 7. Forecast for Kan sas: Fair tonight and Friday; westerly winds. IS DARK FOR MOORE. Confession of "Slim" Evidence in Wiltberger Case. Wichita, Dec. 5. The most sensation al evidence introduced in the trial of Clyde Moore Wednesday was the con fession of "Slim," a prisoner in the Wichita Jail, mention of which was made last evening. In substance "Slim" said: "Since I made my first confession I have studied it over and I will give it more straight and correct than before, of the murder of C. L Wiltberger. It was on April 17, 1901, that I arrived in Winfield, and I went to "Shorty's" house as it was planned before to do so so as to keep hid and tsay in doors that day. On the following day (18th) it was about 9 or 10 o'clock in the morning when I and Shorty McFarland went to the Santa Fe depot, to meet Moore and have a talk with him about what was to be done. ve talked for some time. Then Shorty and I went back to the house and Moore came about say 11 or 12 o'clock a. m. Then we started for the grounds where the crime was committed. In going to the grounds we went up the Santa Fe railroad and at the crossing of the Southern Kansas we done some shoot ing at a fence post; and then went on up the hollow, and got to our places end hid behind some bushes wajting for the old man to come along. 'And when he got about even with us X jumped out and caught his team. Moore sprang to the side of the wagon with his gun in his hand, and, putting it to the old man's head, told him to throw up his hands. He did not give him time to put up his hands until he shot him in the head and killed him in stantly. The old man fell forward from his seat against the dash-bard of the wagon. Then Moore and I pulled him back and searched his pockets. Moore got his purse which was a draw string. That was all we got. Then we started the team; and then we ran down the hollow about 150 yards, likely, and Darted. Moore went over the hill south of Shepard's house, and I kept down the draw to the raflroad (South ern Kansas railroad) around the pond, and met Moore over in the canyon south of the pond. "Moore said that the purse had some waybills or checks and about $2 in money. We talked a few minutes, and I asked him (Moore) why he killed the man. He said he did it because a dead man couldn't tell no tales. We again parted, as Moore said that "Shorty" would be waiting for him at the boat, and he didn't want to be away from the house long; for if people missed him they would suspect or accuse him of killing the man. And Moore started east to the river. I went down along a fence, and then along an alfalfa field, on down the river, across a hollow, where there was a seapy spring, and I tried to wash my hands, but the mud was so deep that I had to back out. I went up under the bridge, caught hold of the rods and stopped a minute. Then climbed on the bridge kni crossed over the river. I went under the trussle works of the railroad (Frisco) and fol lowed up along the side of the grade, so as not to be seen, and up through the fair grounds on the east side of one of the stands, and over to 'Shorty's' house. There I again met Moore. 'Shorty' said he knew we got more money than $2, and acted mad. We ate dinner. Then, as it was about 3:30 p. m., and we went over to the Frisco crossing and caught a freight train. We got in a boxcar of ties and went to Arkansas City. We stayed around the Frisco depot until nearly dark, when Moore said he would go up town and get us something to eat, and I went around to the Missouri Pacific and Santa Fe crossing to wait for Moore, and when he came he and I went to the south end of the freight yard to catch a train south, but did not get out until about 3:30 in the morning, on the 19th. We stopped at Ponca City about 7:30 in the morning. I and Aloore went to get our breakfasts, and Moore said he was going back to A. C. (Ar kansas City). I left him about 10 o'clock a. m. for Perry, and have never seen him or 'Shorty' since. This work was planned by 'Shorty' to be done on the 17th, but we didn't get together before the 18th. " 'Shorty said that he had been watching the old man for a month, and he had seen him with lots of money, and he would plan the work and har bor us if we would do it and give him one-third of what we got, which we agreed to do." The strongest reliance will apparent ly be on the evidence furnished by the footprints, which were traced from the scene of the murder and which corre spond with Clyde Moore's shoes. Cal. Ferguson traced the footprints up the ravine where the murder was commit ted to the southern Kansas tracks, which run east and west at this point. From there they followed the embank ment of the railroad to the point where it crosses the Walnut river. They were taken up again on the other bank of the river and thence south. Mrs. Ella Miller, who lives near the bridge, testi fied positively that Moore crossed the railroad bridge very soon after the murder and came up the bluff at the point to which the footprints have been traced. On the other side, they were traced past the residence of a ' Mrs. Smith, who will also testify to seeing Moore that afternoon. Everett Strodt man also saw someone answering his appearance when he first cam up on the railroad. Cal. Ferguson further tes tofied to the statement made to him by Moore in County Attorney Tor rance's office, in which Moore told of the move-nents of Betts and himself on the day of the murder. In this statement, Moore said that Betts had the gun when they left Ar kansas City, but that he took it be cause he could conceal it better. The revolver which is supposed to have done the killing was then introduced and identified. It is a 44-caliber, with a carved ivory handle and was owned by Bettfj' father, Charles Betts, Sr. On cross-examination, Mr. Ferguson said Moore told him he and Betts separated about 1 o'clock, and that he came up town and was in some of the stores on Main street. The murder took place about 1 o'clock, and the defense appar ently intends to try for an alibi. The state's evidence will all be in today and the defense will probably take but one day and will try to prove an alibi. SENT TOREFOUJlATORlf. Penalty a Smith Center Youth Must Pay For Stealing. Smith Center, Dec. 5. Roy Howe plead guilty here today of horse steal ing and was sentenced to the reforma tory at Hutchinson. The young man took a horse and buggy from the streets of Smith Center one evening early in the fall. When caught be made a clean breast of the affair, returned the outfit and thereby won the sympathy of the community. Howe is but 19 years old and this is his first offense. LABOR IN COUNCIL Twenty-first Annual Convention of American Federation Called to Order by Samuel Gom pers, at Scran ton, Pa. GREATEST EVER HELD. Delegates Representing 1,503, 000 Working People. They Come From All Over United States and Europe. Scranton, Pa., Dec. 5. The twenty first annual convention of the American Federation of Labor was called to or der shortly after 10 o'clock this morn ing by President Samuel Gompers and the greatest labor convention that has probably ever been held in this country, was underway. It is estimated that 275 SAMUEL GOMPERS. delegates are in attendance from this country and Europe, representing 1, 503,000 working people. The convention is held in St. Thomas college hall ' and the delegates marched to the meeting place in a body, preceded by a band of music. The executive council has been In ses sion for several days transacting rou tine business, hearing complaints and arranging to receive resolutions. The credential committee must act first and has several complaints to con sider. Chief among these protests la that of the United Hatters of North America, against the seating of Ga Driel Joseph, cigar maker, the delegate sent by the United Labor League of Philadelphia, He is being protested on the ground that the United Labor League permits the Philadelphia Hat Makers' union to retain its member ship .although it has been suspended by the National organization. In addition protests have been filed against the representative of the Rich mond Central Labor Union by some of the colored delegates, who assert that that organization has discriminated against colored working people, by re fusing to admit the colored trade un ions to membership. A protest has also been filed against seating the representative of the Chi cago Central Labor Union. MANY DISPUTES. The convention will be asked to take action on many disputes between trades that are affiliated with the federation. The International Association of Ma chinists has demanded that the charter of the English Amalgamated Society of Engineers, machinists, etc., be an nulled. It is said the brotherhood of carpen ters will demand the annullment of the charter of the Amalgamated Wood Workers Union. The International . Tile Layers Union will demand jurisdiction over the Mos aic Workers' Union, and the electrical workers will dispute the right of gas and steam fitters to run electric con duit pipe. There will be a general contest over the question of trade autonomy. The larger unions will insist upon the right to form mixed unions, under their own control, where the workers in other trades are employed. The deliberations of the gathering are secret and the del egates may be here ten days. In the hall the band played "Dixie" as an opening overture, the southern delegates heartily applauding and when a moment later the band struck up "The Star Spangled Banner" all the delegates rose to their feet. Chairman John Devine, of the local committee of arrangements, welcomed the delegates to Scranton and extended the hospitality of the thousands of or ganized working men of the Lacka wanna and Wyoming Valleys. Presi dent Gompers responded. After the naming of the various com mittees, the list of delegates was read and the morning session was closed. LOSS $500,000. Soda Ash Plant Burns Throw ing 700 Men Out of Work. Detroit, Dec. 5. The main building of the Michigan Alkali's company soda ash plant at Wyandotte, 12 miles down the Detroit river from this city, was completely destroyed by fire today. J. B. Ford, principal owner of the plant, places the loss at $500,000. The burned building was 800 feet by 250 feet. The plant was being run night and day and there were 100 men at work in the build ing when the fire was discovered. All of them escaped uninjured. Seven hundred men are temporarily thrown out of work by the fire. The building will be rebuilt as soon as possible. The cause of the fire is not known. A BUFFALO RESERVATION. Curtis Introduces a Bill to Set Aside Land For a Bison Park. Washington, Dec. 5. Representative Curtis, of Kansas, has introduced a bill in congress which contemplates the pre servation of the bison or American buf falo. His bill provides for a reserva tion of 100,000 acres, to be leased in either Edd. or Lincoln counties, in New Mexico, for a period of 20 years, and empowers the secretary of the in terior to lease the same to some com petent person, who shall take charge of the reservation and superintend the grazing and breeding of a herd of buffalo. PLACE FOR ROOSEVELT. Asked to Accept Honorary Presi dency of Olympian Games. New York, Dee. 5. The president of the International Olympian committee. Baron Pierre Ie Coubertin, of Paris, has written a letter to President Roosevelt asking him to accept the honorary presidency of the Olympian games to be held in Chicago in 1904. says the Paris correspondent of the Tribune. The letter has been given to Am bassador Porter for transmission to the president BOOSTMARKET. Farmers Take a Hand in the Grain Pit Game. Corn Breaks All Records For Many Years Back. Chicago, Dec. 5. "King" Farmer has come to Chicago, taken the board of trade by storm and sent prices of all grains climbing above records. Busi ness today on 'change was larger and more spectacular than It has been for a long time and has rivaled the specula tive enthusiasm that marked the days of Hutchinson and the other giants of the pits. Natural conditions are back of the up-shoot in prices, but bull speculation has been the main incentive. The whole countryside seems to be wakening up to the ruinous shortage in the corn crop and the feeding of wheat to stock as a consequence has brought big buying in that cereal. General advances have been made in all options of wheat, corn, and oats during the past week, but the arrival of thousands of farmers and stockmen to visit the live stock exhibition touched off the fuse under all the markets and sent prices booming. Today the floor of the board was a spectacular show. Hundreds of the big countrymen, in fur overcoats and cow hide boots, had the courtesies of the exchange, and were all eagerly "get ting into the game." When professional speculators saw the farmer grasping opportunities, they immediately began, to plunge. Added to this influence was a flood of general buying orders from the country until outside interests prac tically controlled the markets. May wheat touched its record price for the crop shortly before noon, selling at 80 cents. Both December and May corn broke records of years' standing, December selling at 65 cents and May at 68 cents. It was rumored there is a corner in oats, but trade is so large both sides of the market that is not certain. May oats broke another record today at 46 cents. Although the transactions on the board of trade continued on a very large scale throughout all the session, prices did not hold to their record marks , at the close. It was rumored that the Moore Bros, had been buying large quantities of wheat for the past six weeks. George Phillips was reputed to have secured a large line of long corn and James Patten, mayor of Evanston, was supposed to have control of oats. At the high prices enormous amounts of grain came out In all pits, supposedly from these operators. Prices rapidly sagged as a consequence and al though the markets were yet firm, the big advances for the day were in many cases lost. December wheat closed at 75c and May wheat at 79c, gains for the day respectively of VAtic and He. December corn closed at a gain of &c, at (Bic, and May corn fxc higher, at 67.ti7c. May oats closed at 45c. WHAT OF METCALF. Rumored That He Would Suc ceed Leland. Why is Colonel Wilder S. Metcalf dining with President Roosevelt today? This is the question that is uppermost today in the minds of a number of Kansas politicians, who know that Colonel Metcalf has an eye on an im portant federal position, the United States marshalship for Kansas. lhe fact that Lit Crum, who was sup posed to be slated for this place, has not been appointed, and Senator Bur ton's recent declaration that the mat ter is still open, leads the politicians to believe that Colonel Metcalf's visit to the president is with regard to the mar shalship or the Topeka pension agency. A prominent politician stated today that Col. Metcalf is known to have had aspirations for the marshalship, but if Senator Burton could switch him off to the pension agency and thereby de feat the reappointment of Cyrus Le land, there is no doubt that he would do everything in his power to bring it about. This would defeat his arch-enemy and at the same time leave the marshalship open to Crum. Senator Burton took Col. Metcalf to see the pres dent last night, and tho president inv.tod the Lawrence man to dine with him today. Both took an ac tive part in the recent war, and this common tie binds them together. Mr. Leland's friends are laying stress on the fact that President Roosevelt has said several times that he proposed to carry out Mr. McKinley's wishes with regard to appointments so far as he could find them out, and it is known that President McKinley had no hesi tation in reappointing Mr. Leland to the Topeka pension agency. But on the other hand President Roosevelt has demonstrated that he has a mind of his own, and the summary manner in which he turned down Governor Jen kins, of Oklahoma, who was a close personal friend of McKinley, demon strates that if he takes a notion to do a thing he will do it regardless of pre vious connections. If Colonel Metcalf makes a good im pression on the president there is no telling what may be the outcome of his" visit. President Roosevelt knows, of course, of Colonel Metcalf's record in the Philippines, and that he has a large number of warm personal friends in Kansas. The fight that is being w-aged on the appointment of Crum might land Met calf in the marshal's office in a very short time. Under ordinary circum stances the pension agency would go to a veteran of the civil war, but a new generation has come into power with Roosevelt, and there is a possibility that the president might take a notion to give Colonel Metcalf Mr. Leland's place, especially if Burton's influence counts for anything. MRS. NATION QUITS. Abandons the Publication of Her Newspaper. Mrs.Nation will abandon the "Smash er's Mail." The December issue will be the last. "I can't make it pay," said the joint Smasher today, "and ' I am 53-years old and-. haven't time to worry with it The next issue will be the last of the Smasher's Mail.". WIND BLEW 100 MES AN HOUR Almost Worst Storm Experi enced on Pacific Coast. Sweeps Over the Region of the Columbia's Mouth. IT DID MUCH DAMAGE Several Persons Were Injured, One Fatally. Roads Blocked and All Shipping Tied Up. Portland, Ore., Dec. 6. The severest storm of the season has raged off the Oregon and Washington coast for 36 hours. Weather Forecast Official Beals estimated that the wind velocity, off the coast was 90 miles an hour, with gusts reaching 100 miles an hour. "It was a storm of unusual violence," said Forecast Official Beals. "Early; Tuesday morning the barometer began falling, and reports received from ob servation stations within a radius o 300 miles of Portland all Indicated that a storm of magnitude was blowing la from the ocean. "The storm generally moved from the mouth of the Columbia river to the. straits of Juan De Fuca and Wednes day morning it was central along th coast line of British Columbia." New Whatcom, Wash., Dec 5. Tho hardest storm in fifteen years was the one that raged over lower Puget Sound, prostrating telegraph and telephone wires in every direction and doing much damage to property and injuring sev eral people. At Mountainview, John Marr received injuries which will prove fatal. All highways In this county are blocked by fallen trees and railroad trains are being delayed. All shipping has been tied up. and craft reaching harbor report the roughest weather ever encountered. Vancouver, B. C, Dec. 5. A coal train was badly smashed In a wreck which took place near South Welling ton, caused by a tree having fallen across the track. No lives were lost, as far as known. The line is at present blocked, the wires are down, and no further details are obtainable. The storm of the past 24 hours Is re sponsible for a harvest of minor acci dents. Flagpoles and chimneys have been blown down, and telegraph wires prostrated. No serious shipping acci dents are reported, but all incoming vessels report heavy welrther. BEEF AT 25 CENTS. Big Price Paid by Armour Co. For Fat Steer. Chicago, Dec. 5. Ambassadors and! other representatives of foreign nations are enjoying the hospitality of General Manager W. E. Skinner, at the Inter national Live Stock exposition today. Count Quadt, tecretary of the German; legation at Washington; Count Komatz, of the Japanese embassy, and Senor Alberto Serantes, representing tho Ar gentine Republic, together with many resident consuls, are in the party. Much interest centerd about the pens containing carload lots of fat cattle. Armour & Co. bought the first steer at 25 cents a pound, and still higher prices were expected. In the horse department the Belgians were in the ring. These splendid ani mals, declared by their breeder to be the original type from which all other breeds are descended, captured the best prizes over at the late Paris show. Tho exhibit here includes fifty animals. The animals intended for the carcass exhibit made the funeral march from the exhibit pens to the shambles dur ing the night, and will be killed today. The prominence of the Herefords in. every competitive event attracted a large crowd to the auction of fine Here fords. The top price was $700, offered by F. E. Maxwell, West Union, W. Va for a line young bull. Beau Donald, owned by H. W. Curlty, of Eminence, Ky. Lady Horace Fairfax, the prop erty of the K. B. Armour estate, wa sold to C. B. Ward, of Pendleton, Ore., for $625, and Royal March, owned by E. J. Elliott, of southern Iowa, was sold to Campbell Russell, of Bennett, I. T., and Mineola, the property of Walter B. Waddell, of Lexington, Mo., was sold to the Fetterman Hereford company, of Douglas, Wyo., at $425 each. The first sale of fat cattle was the Augus steer Steadfast, exhibited by M. A. Judy & Son, of Williamsport, Ind., and winner of second prize. The steer went to Armour & Co. at 25 cents per pound. The herd of grain-fed steers raised by M. F. Dunlap, Jacksonville. 111., was next sold. Armour & Co. was also the purchaser, for $7.25 per hundred pounds. THREE INCHES OF SNOW That Was Record of Topeka's First Winter Storm. Jennings, the weather man promises "fair weather tonight and Friday," af ter the little bluster of last night. Snow began to fall last evening about 6 o'clock and continued until midnight The total snowfall was three inches. Nearly all traces of the snow had dis appeared at noon today, however. The precipitation was 32 hundredths and thi wind has a velocity of about three vnln per hour today. The following is tne temperatures 7 o'clock 31 11 o'clock 8 o'clock 32 12 o'clock 9 o'clock 33 1 o'clock 10 o'clock 33 I 2 o'clock 34 37 37 40 Temperatures of Large Cities. Chicago, Dec. 6. 7 a. m. tempera tures: New York 18: Boston 14; Phila delphia 18; Washington 18; Chicago 24; Minneapolis 22; Cincinnati 18; St. Louis 24.