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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
PRICE TWO CENTS. BRYANISM'S DEATH KNELL Democratic Interpretation of Election Results. ALL UP WITH W. J. B. His Part in Nebraska Campaign a Fatal Mistake. TWO STRONG MEN FOR SENATE McCreary and Gorman Considered by Democratic Politician* in Tui» Li|£ht. Mow York Sun Samclnl Servlaa Washington, Xov. —Singularly, dem ocrats do not regard the results of Tues day's election as a cause for despair. On the contrary, they find in them reasons for self-congratulatlou. The universal opin ion Is that Bryan's leadership has been permanently and finally broken; that a new dispensation is at hand and that re organization on a gigantic scale will shortly ensue. If Mr. Bryan had kept out of the campaign in Nebraska, if he had not made a deliberate attempt to regain his lost prestige by seeking the succesa of the fusion movement in that state, his passing as a factor in democratic poli tics of the future might still be a matter of controversy. The belief of the democrats is that he invited the consequences which befell him and. their judgment is that he will have to abide by ,the result. lowa and Nebras ka were essentially Mr. Bryan's battle field. Both states had fusion tickets; both had adopted platforms indorsing 16 to 1. and both were fighting for the cen tral issue which made Mr. Bryan"s career as a democratic leader possible. Because He Wan lor Silver. It now appears that the overwhelming reverse which the democratic ticket in Ohio met with was primarily due to the fact that Colonel Kilbourne, the demo cratic candidate for governor, was re garded as a silver man. This fact, not withstanding that Mr. Kilbourne is a mil- ; lionaire. l"nt'ortunate!y for himself, he ! was hailed as a friend and follower of | Bryan, and not all of the efforts of his | managers to convince the electorate of | Ohio that silver was dead, that the Ohio i democracy desired harmony and democrat- j Ie issues could save Colonel Kilbourne. New Jersey furnishes a striking exam- I ple of. the effect of a rational campaign j by democrats who had enunciated a plat form upon which all elements of the dem ocratic party could stand. Former Pres ident Grover Cleveland was so well satis fied with the platform and candidates that he supported the one and va:ed for the other. That Mr. Cleveland's example was followed by thousands oi democrats who had for several years found it impossible ) to follow the financial vagaries of the j new party leaders was clearly demon- | Btrated by the count of the ballots. If .there had not been conditions in several of the larger cities of New Jersey which caused serious revolt against local dem ocratic bosses there is hardly any reason to doubt that Mr. Seymour, the demo- j crmtlc candidate for governor, would have carried the state. Gorman for the Senate. While the • returns from Maryland are coming- in with' unaccountable slowness, nobody doubts that the democrats have been successful and that Arthur Pue Gor man willl be returned to the senate to succeed Wellington. This is another signal victory for autl-Bryanism. The democratic victory In Kentucky is equally an anti-Bryan victory, for it will probably result In the election of For mer Governor McCreary to succeed Sena tor Deboe. Governor McCreary was also «n outspoken opponent of silver. It also serves to bring Henry Watterson forward as a prospective candidate for president. < Mr. Watterson narrowly missed being ( made the standard bearer of .the sound money democrats' convention when It | was held at Indianapolis in 1896. If he j had not been In Europe at that time j there is no doubt that he and not the late ! General Palmer of Illinois would have ! beaded that ticket, which exercised so j powerful an influence in determining the j results of the balloting in that Important political year. Democrats are rejoicing over the pros pects of two men of great ability and ex perience—Governor McCreary and Sena-j tor Gorman—coming to the United States j senate at a time when ability is so sadly ! needed on the democratic side of that chamber. PROMISED BY JEROME RalneM Law Will Be Amended to Sat isfy Popular Wish.-,. X»tv York Sun Special B»rvie* Lakeville, Conn., Nov. Justice Wil liam Travers Jerome, the district attor- j uey-elect of New York county, got up | early yesterday morning, wrigg"led into a ' white sweater and went out for a walk I in the woods. He tramped hard for sev eral miles and filled his speech-weary lungs with the fine air of the Litchfleld hills. That tramp afforded him the first real relaxation he has had since he began his telling campaign of ninety-three speeches. When he got back to the house he was apparently fit for another fight. But th? most arduous things he was called on to do yesterday were to receive the congratulations of the Lakeville folks and parry questions as to what he is "goin^ to do about it." Justice Jerome is not yet ready to talk about what he will do as district attorney He does say, however, very emphatically, that he will "qualify" and nobody in this region has any doubt about his making good his promises. "How much of a factor." he was asked 'u &SJ hT t yrlc hall 'peech in Putting you ! ahead of the ticket?" - .ft ' "It served to take the Platt tag off the whole ticket," he replied. "i never thought that Mr. Low was a Platt man but the impression, more or less general that he was hurt the ticket." ' "What about the enforcement of the Raines law?" asked one of Justice Jerome's questioners. The reply was- There will be very little difficulty in get ting that law amended to satisfy the need Continned on Second Paj?e^ .• Hair Reveals a Gold Placer Hmw York Sum Spoofaf Servtoo. Leadville. Col., Nov. 7,-James McCormick, who has recently located a placer in Summit county. Col., is the son of a California pioneer and himself an argonaut with a wonderful story. While on the way east a few weeks ago Mr. McCormick went to a Leadville barber shop and the barber says he found flour gold In his hair He had been in the habit of washing in a sinaJl but turbulent mountain stream and the oil of .his hair acted as a natural amalgam. McCormick postponed his eastern trip and returned to the stream of golden sands to investigate. He located a placer and claims H is worth from $150,000 to $500 000. LEI LO SHIFT FOR HIMSELF Further Exposition of Indian Commissioner's Ideas TO END ALL VEXATIONS A Certafn Amount of Land Should Be Given Every Indian OPEN THE REST FOR SETTLEMENT lueful Method by Which SpanUlt- Amerlcau War Penalon Claim* Are Lemtened. *Rom 3?«...[, _ ; ; r Bumiu, lloom *S, To* Bui: - H.«, Washing Xo ; 7.—lndian Commis sioner 3o$&! is \r.ATtily in favor of the plan otKliuud It! '^ he Journal's spec ial correspendenc from White Earth res ervation for the civilization of the Chip pewas of Minnesota and the settlement of the so-called "Indian problem. ' He said to-day: The plan outlined there yin Just the one that should be carried out. The only -way to settle the questions that have been vex ing this office from time immemorial is to give each member of the tribe a certaiu amount of land and then let him shift for himself. When he finds that he can get no more rations from the government, the In dian will then get down to hard work, which will, in the end, prove his salvation. After the laud is allotted, let the Remainder be opened to settlement. The white men who will go In there will hire the Indian to break their lands and will in that way teach him practical larming. He can then go on hib own allotment, till his own land and become self-supporting, as he should be. In speaking of the Chippewas in this way as a whole, 1 do not mean to say that they are all shiftless. As a matter of fact, only a comparatively small percentage of them are actually lazy and of the "blanket" va riety. Many of the Indians on the White Earth reservation who have allotments are rapidly becoming rich men. They have learned to farm and are self-supporting, law abiding citizens. The shiftless minority will continue to be shiftless so long as .the gov- J ernment will support them and give them j their annuities—small, it is true, but some ! thing which helps to continue them as vaga i bonds. If these fellows found that they j must work in order to get bread, they would | buckle down to it_ As it is, they do some j work, logging, etc., which gains them some i money. This, I fear, they spend in riotous I living, or, rather, for whisky, which makes j them riotous and ugly and breeds discontent! Another factor which helps mightily in I solving the Indian problem is the railroad. After the land in these reservations is opened to settlement, the railroads will naturally build branches all through them to transport the products to the great commercial centers. At first, perhaps, the settlement will be slow, but when the railroads once enter these reservations, white men will follow and take up the land. 1 All that region, which' is now tied- up so that it cannot be fully developed. could be brought to the highest state of cul tivation. There is enough rich land, the finest 1 have ever seen, in. the Indian reser vations in Minnesota, to support 50,000 people. No better illustration of the success of the plau outlined hi The Journal could be cited than northern Wisconsin. In that section the land which was once included in Indian reservations was allotted and thrown open to settlement. The Indians leadily assimilated the white man's ideas and habits, and they are now in a high state of civilization. No one ever hears of the "Indian problem" In . Wisconsin nowadays, while once it was as vexing a question as it is in Minnesota to-day. SIMPLIFYING Soldiers -who enlisted for the Spanish-American PENSION" war and who would like •to get a pension, are flnd- CLAIMS ing themselves up against a proposition that has never bothered civil war veterans. It Is the records iv the war department, which show the physical condition of every man who enlisted to fight the Spaniards, both on the day he was mustered in and the day he was mustered out. Because of these very complete records a very large percentage of the pension claims of these men are rejected. Up to the present time 45,710 Spanish Var claims have been filed at the pension office and but 5,500 allowed. Not all the others have been rejected, as a large portion of them are in process of adjudication. In the ease of civil war veterans no record was made of the phys ical condition of the million or more men at the mustering out in 1865-66. Had there been the work of the pension office for the past thirty-five years, in determin ing who are and who are not justly en titled to pensions, would have been great ly lessened. CASE OF Representative Morris called on Presi d^n t SEELYE. Roosevelt to-day and took up the case of Charles E. Seelye. confined in the Hennepin county jail for setting fire to timber in the north ern part of the state on what is alleged to have been the perjured testimony of two Indians. In view of the fact that the president has once declined to grant Seelye a pardon and Attorney General Knox has since refused to reconsider his adverse recommendation, Judge Morris will wait the arrival of Senators Nelson and Clapp before taking any further steps in the matter. He has all the papers with him and will present them with the sena tors when they are ready to act. SMALLPOX IN The latest report of the marine hospital service MINNESOTA, shows that, there were 1,857 cases of smallpox in Minnesota between June 17 and Oct. 20, as against 434 cases in the corresponding period of last year. Thirteen cases re sulted fatally, of which one each was in Aitkin, Carver, Clay, Pine. Pope, Renville, Rice. Wabasha and Winona counties and two each in Cass and Redwood counties. In North Dakota there were 56 cases and no deaths in the time named, against 16 cases and two deaths last year. No cases are reported in South Dakota. OPPOSE Republican members of the house committee on TARIFF ways and means are doing their best to stem the tide REVISION, in favor of tariff revision and reciprocity. Two members of that committee arrived here yesterday afternoon and at once lifted up THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 7, 1901. " • ' ■ • ■ ' ■ . ■ — ■ ••• ' i*' , i^^J* < ' "*'^ 1' "~ i ' ' ■=— •mmm^- their voices in protest. One was Repre i sentatlve George W. Steel of Indiana and ! the other Charles S. Grosvehor of Ohio. j Representative Steel, though coming from a state where revision is favored, said: 1 am in favor of enacting but little legis lation this winter. It may be that we can reduce international revenue taxation on cer tain articles where the taxation may now be unnecessary. Such action would be feasible and we could accomplish it much better than by attempting to tinker with the tariff. If we try to reduce the tariff on any one article, we disturb the entire system and open the door to greater changes. The agitation for tariff reduction seems to ctuno from Wiscon sin. The fall in prices of industrial stocks should check that kind of talk. Representative Grosvenor said "the tariff would no more be amended than the Ten Commandments. That is the significance of Tuesday's elections," said he. -'The republican majorities mean that the peo ple do not want Reciprocity treaties or re vision of the tariff." The voice of the ways and means com mittee Is the voice of the power behind the throne, and is more significant than the talk of fifty other republican members of congress. —W. W. Jermane. wouldTrlTmte Remarkable Chat With Former Transvaal President. HOW HE WOULD END THE WAR Kruger Thinks Arbitration Impossi ble and His People Would Continue Fighting. London, Nov. 7.—A Johannesburg finan cial house has just had a remarkable chat with Former President Kruger about South African prospects. The latter's talk was all of arbitration, which he declared I to be the only satisfactory way of ending I the war. Asked what he would do if arbi j tration were offered the Boers, he replied that such a thing was impossible. It could not happen. But assuming for the moment that it might, he added: We should take up arms if arbitration went against us. We would never suffer the re sults of arbitration if those results were un just and wrong. BOTHA'S SIX UI'XDRED What Turned tlie Tide at the Battle of Brakenlaajcte. London, Nov. 7.—Lord Kitchener, cab ling from Pretoria supplementary de<aila of the recent fipht near Brakenlaagte, eastern Transvaal, says: The Boeis' loss was forty-four killed, in cluding General Opperman, and 100 wounded. The Boers got nothing beyond the guns. The Boer attack was easily repulsed until the arrival of Louis Botha with 600 men. CRACKED THE SAFE Bank Robbers Make a Small Haul at Hinton, lowa. Special to The Journal. Sioux City, lowa, Nov. 7.—Two expert safe crackers blew the safe of the bank of Hinton. lowa, this morning, getting $1,500 in bills, gold and silver. Nitro glycerin was pumped into the safe door and the explosion shattered the safe, but the bank's collateral was found in the debris, intact. There was no insurance against the loss. Before entering the bank the robbers warmed themselves in a small offleo, lighting a lamp and acting with great de liberation. There is no clue to the robbers, but a suspicious character seen yesterday is be-' lieved to be one of the men. REPUBLICANS GAIN TEN Political rmiNion of Senate and House in lima. Special to The Journal. Dcs Molnes, lowa., Nov. 7. —The new senate will contain 39 republicans and 11 democrats, p/gain for the republicans of four senates. The new house will con tain 87 republicans and 13 democrats, a gain for the republicans of six represen tatives. Complete returns from eighty-five counties show Cummins' plurality will ap proximate 90,000; Senator Bmmert (dem.) was elected over James B. Bruce in the Oass-flhelby distriot hy seven voter MR. JONES SEES A GHOST. LOWER RATE; FASTER TIME Weak Lines to Claim a Chi cago Differential IF TIME IS REDUCED The Milwaukee Abrogates the Pres ent Time Agreement. A 10-HOUR SERVICE MAY RESULT Other Strong Mne» Are All Ready and Eager for the Contest. The withdrawal of the Milwaukee road from the agreement limiting the schedule time for trains between this city and Chi cago to not less than 13^ hours will prob ably result in the weaker lines, whose mileage ard tracks do not permit .their entering fast train competition, between the two cities, making a demand for a differential rate between Chicago and Minneapolis. The ten hour service, which will probably be inaugurated by the Mil waukee and other roads, will phice some of the weaker lines at a disadvantage in securing the business unless they make a rate to overcome the handicap. To Fortify Thi* Gateway. In withdrawing from the agreement governing the time of trains between Min neapolis and Chicago, the Milwaukee road intimates that its principal motive is to make secure for the Minneapolis gateway its share of the traffic! to and from the coast. The North-Western, Union Pa cific, and Oregon Railway & Navigation company have recently formed a more perfect combination reducing the time ma terially between Chicago and Portland, .through Omaha. The passenger traffic be tween Portland and Chicago is big. Under the present schedule the Union Pacific and North-Western combination through Oma ha makes the best time and is bidding strong for the business. The Milwaukee has determined to cut loose and shorten the time through the Minneapolis gate way by revising schedules between this city and Chicago. Early in the week A. C. Bird, vice president and general traffic manager of the Milwaukee system, notified the executive officers of the other Minneapolis-Chicago lines that the Mil waukee would withdraw from any under standing or agreement governing the time of trains between this city and Chicago, prefacing his statement with a reference to the reduction in time to the coast through Omaha. It is believed that the next move of the Milwaukee will be the installation of a ten-hour train service between Minneapo lis and Chicago. This will without ques tion be met by the North-Western and possibly others. The roads whose mileage and tracks do not allow such time will demand a differential rate. If this should not be agreed to by the strong lines, the weak lines will proceed to take it, which would precipitate a general rate war, something the traffic men do not desire. The Present Agreement. The agreement referred to has been in force for about twelve years. It pro vided that the time to be made by all trains carrying through sleepers between Minneapolis and Chicago should not bo less than 13H hours. This was the result of disastrous rate wars and was about the most effectual way of maintaining anything like harmony among the roads. The "weak lines" made it the only con dition on which peace could be main tained. Now that the Milwaukee haa cut loose from the agreement, the long lines will uaquMtieaably make a demand for a good differential or declare war. A prominent official of one of the long lines said to-day: There has not at any time been complets harmony in Minneapolis-Chicago rates, but the agreement governing the time has been the most effectual means that could be de vised. Now that the Milwaukee has wfth drawn and will be followed by other rcais in cutting down the time, the weak lines have nothing to do but demand a good differential or proceed to take it without an agreement. We do not intend to give up btsluess with out a fight. The mileage of the various lines from Minneapolis to Chicago is as follows: North-Western, 412; Milwaukee, 420; Great Western, 430; Burlington, 442; Wis consin Central. 472. The present mileage of the Minneapolis & St. Louis is 520. Un er the new route over the Illinois Cen tral this will be reuced to 488 miles. The Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern, which will enter the twin cities next spring, will also be an element in the sit uation. Its mileage will be about the same as the present mileage of the Min neapolis & S f. Louis. Roadit Prepared to Cut. In anticipation of this move the various Chicago lines have been making improve ments for several years. The North- Western and the Milwaukee have led in this regard. The North-Western has all but 145 miles between Minneapolis and Chicago double-tracked. This gap will be completed within two years. The indica tions are that the near future is to see a hot race betwene these two systems for the Chicago business. Both are well equipped. The North-Western experi mented last week on fast time over 206 miles of its Minneapolis-Chicago line. It hauled a special train that distance into this city in two minutes less than four hours. At this rate it would be possible to make the Chicago run in about seven hours. It is general talk in railroad circles that the North-Western welcomes the challenge to a fast time service be tween Minneapolis and Chicago. For some time these two roads have been gradually cutting down the time. The Milwaukee's fast mail train has made the distance in ten hours. On other trains of both roads, the limitations as to a through sleeper on fast trains have been dodged. The sleep ers have been taken on at points outside Minneapolis and Chicago and the time made in less than the 13% hours named in the agreement. It is believed that a new schedule will operate locally in favor of Minneapolis. Trains arriving here from the east ear lier in the morning would prompt more people to come on through to this city Instead of stopping in St. Paul. On pres ent schedules, many of the trains from th« soutb and east passing through St. Paul arrive so late In the morning that the majority of the passengers leave the train there. EARLY FIRE AT DULUTH Box Company* Factory and Adjoin iiiK Dry Kilns Burned. Special to The Journal. Duluth, Minn., Nov. 7.—The Duluth Box company's factory was destroyed by fire about 2:30 o'clock this morning, and also the dry kiln of the Morrill & King Lum ber company. The latter company owned the building in which the box factory was located, and with the buildings and some lumber, sustained a loss of about $12,000, with insurance of $6,000. The box company's loss was about $8,000 on machinery and plant, with $1,500 in surance and about $1,500 on lumber, with $4,000 insurance. It is owned by Penn slyvania people and was only started in June. SMALLPOX WARDS BURNED Dm Moinen Firemen and Police Ex. posed to Contagion. Dcs Molnes, lowa, Nov. 7.—Tracy Home, a hospital in which fifteen smallpox pa tients were quarantined, was badly dam aged by fire this morning. The inmates were rescued, the firemen and policemen risking exposure to the contagion. $60,000 IN PROPERTY BURNED Wholeitale Notion Home In "Sioux : City Damaged, _* Sioux City, lewa. Nov. 7.—Fire, whlefi broke | out in Ouniher ft SullU' whalea&le notion/house Jn thi* ; city last night, en tirely gutted that building. The loss; li estimated at 160,000, ;' 12 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. FINANCE KEEPER BETRAYS HISTRUST Charles D. Thompson of Knights of Maccabees Confesses to a Def- icit of $57,000. Used Funds of the Order in a Busi- ness Venture-Organization Is Well Protected. Port Huron, Mich., Nov. 7.—Charles B. Thompson of this city, supreme finance keeper of the supreme tent, Knights of the Maccabees, Is a self-confessed de faulter in the sum of $57,000. The order, however, is protected from loss by Thompson's surety bond. The shortage is acknowledged in the following letter: D. P. Markey, Supreme Commander K. of T. M., Sir: It is with a feeling of distress and shame that I tender herewith my resignation as supieme finance keeper of the order of which you are the head. And this step is taken with a bitter realization that 1 am no longer worthy the companionship and as sociation of my fellow officers. I have held the position since the order was founded have during most of that time been officially' associated with the present supreme officers and never until now did I in any way betray my trust. I was engaged in a legitimate venturo in which I had made a large investment and found myself in a position when further money was necessary to save myself from bankruptcy and ruin. Th«re -was apparently no chance for loss. I then betrayed my trust and used the funds of the order at the time, believing there was no question of my ability to replace- them within a short time. The amount I used was $57,000. I have no hope'of being able to repay this amount. I know the order is protected from loss by the surety bond of nearly twice the amount in a perfectly, responsible company, but this does not lessen my mental suffering nor relieve me from the disgrace of having betrayed th confidence reposed in me. Nothing that may occur can increase the tortures which I have suffered and am still suffering.* I can only await such action as may be taken and abide by the consequencea. No punishment oan be greater and no suffer ing so intense as that resulting from the loss the respeot aiid esteem of the mem bership of the order an 4 the suffering neces sarily caused :to my family. _■■• '.. V —Charles B. Thompson. Markey'* Statement. Supreme Commander Markey this morn ing made the following statement in rela tion to Mr. Thompson's shortage: Charles B. Thompson has been supreme FOR STARTING A BIG FIRE AX ARREST MADE AT BRAINERD Peter Anderson Charged With Set ting the Morrison and Crow WiitK Conflagrations. Special to The Journal. Brainerd, Minn., Nov. 7.—Sheriff Tanner of Little Falls came here to-day and ar rested Peter Anderson on a charge of starting the forest fires which caused such heavy losses to farmers in Crow Wing and Morrison counties. Anderson's family lived at the time of the fires in Morrison county but recently removed to within four miles of Brainerd. It is asserted that Anderson endeavored to sell a straw pile to his neighbors be fore moving. They did not care to buy, and rather than leave the straw for those who would not purchase, it is said he set it on fire and went away. To this be ginning the conflagration is traced. The arrest was made at the instance of State Fire Warden C. C. Andrews. The sheriff left this afternoon with his pris oner for Little Falls, where the prelimin ary hearing will be held. ATROCITIES IN CONGO NATIVES ARE BEING BUTCHERED So-C'alleil Punitive Expedition!* Are In Reality Rnbber-Squeez lng: Raids. London, Nov. 7.—Edgar Canislus, al American who recently retired from the employ of the Congo Free State, confirms thn terrible stories told about the condi tion of the natlves^and especially in the portions termed the state domain,, where strangers are seldom admitted. Canisius, who accompanied Major Lothaire, com mander of the Belgian troops in the Congo, on his earlier expedition after rubber, says 900 natives were killed in six weeks during that expedition, while a small expedition commanded by a Belgian lieutenant killed 300 natives in three weeks. The district is practically under mar tial law. Such endless barbarities are committed that the natives are absolutely terror stricken. Canisius further declares that the so-called punitive expeditions are in reality rubber-squeezing raids con duoted with such iniquitous methods that the natives are in a constant state of re volt. While the conditions are somewhat Improved in the territories worked by the concession companies, the lot of the na tives in the state domain is far worse than before the advent of the whites. The natives are practically forced to work rubber at the muzzles of rifles, receiving 2 cents per pound for -what is sold at 75 cents in Antwerp. Thousands of natives have fled to the bush and live like wild animals. Along the jungle paths the bodies of those who have died of starva tion are s&en. Petrified Fruits in Coal OhrJatiaaa, Nov. 7.—P«trlfle« tropleal fruit* bavo be«ro feunft In Knne Bpitib«r -ten coal.-, ■ ■fc -, . :: ■ >_ - .' ■ •- , ' - ■• . - finance keeper of the supreme tent since it was organized, in September, 18«3, and baa bandied and disbursed more than $15,000,000 during that .time and until this defalcation nu thought has ever been entertained against his integrity. This betrayal on his part will be keenly felt by the membership. The supreme tent keeps on deposits large amounts of money in leading banks in several commercial centers on which warrants are drawn for the payment of death claims, but all collections are made through the Com mercial Bank of Port Huron, and It has beea part of the duties of the supreme flnanca keeper to transfer from time to time from the Commercial bank to these other deposi tories money for the purpose of keeping th« account good at such banks, and the money that was used in this case by Mr. Thompson was on a draft transferred from the Com mercial bank to the First National bank ol New York. Mr. Thompsons shortage is $07,000, but na loss will be incurred by the supreme tent aa every <lnancial official of the association,' in cluding .Mr. Thompson, is bonded in surety companies and the bond held by the ordefl as surety for Mr. Thompson's integrity m very much greater than the shortage. üßt the fact that no pecuniary loss is sus tained does not relieve from regret the mem bership of the association who have been, up to the present time, abfe to say that na officer in the association has ever misappro priated a single dollar's worth entrusted ta his care. The bond companies have beea notified of Mr. Thompsons defalcation and the supreme tent will look to them to make good the amount. Pending an adjustment with the bond com panies there will be no delay in the payment; of death claims, as the order had oa deposit in cash on Nov. 1, a little more than half a million dollars, besides having bonds amount ing to more than $1,120^)00. L.o«t In Lake Caryingr Bimine«a. '. The shortags'-^as disf^ered'la'st-Tues*-^ day by Supreme Commander Markey, who was examining the books. On being con- " fronted Thompson broke down and con fessed. He then signed a confession drawn up by Commander Markey. It has been impossible to locate Thomp son since ,the matter leaked out. It •13 said that he was interested in the lake carrying trade and lost $7&,000 in June ou the sale of the steamer Harlem. NOTES AND BULLION Sequel to the Montana Express Robbery. WARRANT FOR LAURA BULLION Woman in Custody in St. Luuia Tell* of Her Relation* With Her Fellow Prlioner, St. Louis, Nov. 7.—On information of District Attorney Roseier, United Statea Commissioner Gray this afternoon issued a warrant for Laura Bullion, the woman suspected of complicity in the Wagner, Mont., train robbery, charging her with) having in her possession forged notes oa the National Bank of Helena. The fed-» eral grand jury will at once take up th* case. Laura Bullion wasidentifled to-day la the office of Chief of Detectives Desmonil by George Postel of Mascoutah, ill., •who formerly knew her when she lived In Texas. Following this, Laura Bullion aal<J to Chief Desmond: I have known the prisoner whom you call Longbaugh since the latter part of last April. It was in Fort Worth, Texas, that I first met him. Since that time we have lived in various cities and have gone und*r different names In every city that we vi&it«d. Before that she lived with Bill Carver, a train robber, who, she said, was killed in Sonora, Texas, April 2, last. Laura Bullion went to Fort Worth from her home in Douglas, Ariz., to meet Long baugh, who was introduced to her by Bill Cheney, another member of the gang. Sha added: He had plenty of money and I never asked him any questions as to where he ,jot It. Hf gave me the money that -was in my possession. when 1 was arrested. I don't know where ha got It I don't know anything about that Wagner robbsry. PIS DE BAR~ Melodramatic Accusation of a Girt Witness in London. London, Nov. 7.—The hearing of the] charges against Theodore and Laura Jack son (Ann Ode!la Diss De Bar), was re* sumed at the Marlyebone police court to* day before a crowded courtroom. Enough witnesses have been summoned to keep the case going for weeks. Laura Faulk ner continued her testimony, which wu largely a reiteration of that previously given. The most dramatic incident to-day was when Laura Jaokson began her customary badgering cross-examination of the wit ness, who turned, pointing her finger *t the female prisoner, and violently de-* nouncing her as the author of her ruin. The incident aroused loud applause, whereupon the presiding Judge threat ened to olear the court. The occurrence seemed to shake the nerve of the femal* prisoner and her subsequent conduct of the ca*e was not marked by the ability which she has heretofore displayed.