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H jUOIS HOBBOR
5rJ I LEADS TO
I VARIOUS ARRESTS
iJ ci Employees ' Ameng
lj jjhese Locked Up.
ERS UNDER ARREST
ol ivals ef the Bodies From
fthe Morgues Bogin.
:".'Dend and Injured Removed
OojTt in Hospitals "Without Ropovt-
Ing Quiet Day in Chicago.
A to
--J.
cago, Jan. 1. Pitiless investlga-
61. the Iroquois theater Arc today
tie & attention with the burial of the
j The removal of bodies from the
Jj s morgue to private undertaking
ibt Ushments developed a fresh ele
' 5 $f uncertainty In computing totals
ad and mlssirg. The count of ac
lSt') mpscs most generally agreed upon
Tr- iS2, Including 412 identified and 170
'.7i ntlflcd.
'! e cf missing vary greatly, one au-
SBfiL1 y putting the total at 3ll In-
I are figured as 104.
?v re arrests of persons who may be
responsible were said today to be
mprobable. The twelve arrests
W.ta las a start were ordered on infor
mi that several of the stage cm-is-were
preparing to leave the city.
11 f g'AXTS DEAD RE POUTED.
zL ner Trcagcr today Issued an ap
u.'mo the public to notify him of all
jB iaVC escaiot ne
I ?HlwSicme t my notice," said Cor-Hi.jlt-M.mcStrt
'"that bodies of some per-
Tmo removed from th3 temporary
PJimnf and relief stations opened by
'jSfiiiJ in the vicinity of the theater
y aftir tne fir,; without any rec
DBStf waving been made by ihe police.
' ATI ATE D WITH HORROR.
S. ;J! Jlhc hurry and confusion, persons
Si could Identify remains were al-
? I to take them to their homes wlth-
AX39 tuestlon, I understand that this
W;!c red In a few Instances. I have also
j fcd that some of the injured were
jjgijg lUo private residences and hos
grfrti 't without the making of any rec-
'i nd it is reported to me that some
-ri since died I ask that any citizen
Injy.of any such occurrence report
"i alter to my oflke at or.ee."
-1 ept among relatives and friends of
. cad and missing, the people here
JJJ today to a large extent apparently
las'. d with details of the horror. To
rLTJ tn extent was this evident that the
W papers decided to follow the
,tL''J holiday custom and abandon pub-
W0RKS UNTIL DAZED.
" CIty Press association dlscontin-
'.?H ill uttemi)t to keep track of the
'.at the morgues, the fact being
SH3 'e nat tne effort was more pro
Al re of error than genuine informu-
i JWhig to the confusion Incident to
Tj -emoval of bodies and the dazed
Hon of those in chai-ge as the re
' . I, overwork and kf?s of sleep. In-
of records at the morgues, the Is
Wj ryburlal permits at the Coroner's
substltuled aH a less unsatis-
7 method of holding the death
iAj -ONFUSION AT MORGUES.
tfei' .'?F0Wd3 of searchers for relatives
ifrldnds continued at the morgues
ihlle the number of persons
lor tidings or Identlllcatlon
jaterlal diminution, the anxiety
Intjs were intensified. e
hospitals whore many fearfully
Dtrsons- are . being cared for.
s being momentarily nwnllcd
ber of cares. All that could be
been, except to sit and watch
st breath.
IKK RS ARE AT WORK.
iJorlty pf the striking drivers
urntd to work, and it Is not
it any funcrdla will be Inter
dered them bnck, wages or no
1 help the city out of the great
that has befallen it." said
tgscn of the union. "After
the strike will be resumed
left off "
JcraIs during the next two
l the capacity of the llvery
Undcrtakers to the utmost.
be demand for the services
iu 5, mo people doubt whether
i Mn be resumed.
'onjH .girls. Daisy Bcnlte. Edith
l.th-1 Wynne: Annie Bryant
Klirrdon. were today closely
'1 oy c-hlc-f of Police O'Xoii.
:le oxeopdlngly nervous and
" Williams, who comes from
. faln.ed. A SUhs Dupont. an-mt)c-.-
of the chorus, wunted by
could not be located
PUT INTO CELLS. '
, '?day vlRorously pushed
Jlry Into the causes of the fire,
s several other arrests of stage
ng them William MeMuIlen,
Lw for the nKi,t which started
tie wus locked up at the cen
on and Wilson Ken-, a llyman
eater, was also placed In u cell.
1 members of the double 'oc
tette, which takes part in the ?ong. "In
the Pale Moonlight." have been placed
under arrert by the police, Miss Ro
malne being the sole one who has so far
eluded the detectives. They are wanted
as witnesses and there Is no charge
nga.tn.ct any of them. Orders were Is
sued by Chief of Police O'Neill tonight
that none of the fifteen would be re
leased unless a bond of 55000 was fur
nished. MeMuIlen. the light operator,
underwent si searching examination by
Assistant Chief of Police Scheutlct- this
afternoon. MeMulIen's story wys as fol
lows: 7
LIME LIGHT STARTED FIRE.
"I was standing on the' iron bridge at
the right side of the singe from which
the "spot light" Is operated. The lamp
seemed In good condition, but In the
middle of the second act. Just as I
changed from a white light to a blue
one. the arc between the carbons sput
tered and jumped. A spark struck the
frayed edge on the inside of the border
of the curtain drapery. A flame which
I should say was about twelve Inches
long shot up. I abandoned the lamp
and clapped my hand upon the Ilames.
but they spread In spite of me. I called
to hnve the lire curtain lowered and
yelled to the house fireman to help me.
He came with a patent fire extinguisher,
which had no effect on the flames.
QUICK SPREAD OF FLAMES.
"Finally IJfjumpcd from the bridge to
the stage. A little child in one of the
front boxes had already been badly
.burned. 1 seized her and carried her
out and then returned to the theater.
Here I worked pulling people out of the
choked exits until it was useless to stay
any longer."
With the arrest of McMuJIen the police
believe they have the last important
among the theater employees who are
essential to a complete Inquiry at the
Coroner's Inquest.
At midnight only twenty-one uniden
tified dead rqmalned in the several
morgues. The total number of bodies
that have been accounted for Is 5S2. Of
I these 561 have been Identified.
I
CITY OF FUNERALS.
Touching Incidents of the Iroquois
Fire at Chicago.
Chicago. Jan. 1. Such a day of mourn
ing Chicago never witnessed as n.Mt
which ushered in the new year. In cv 'o
portion of the city almost It seemed ua
though that there were funeralB going,
or undertaker wagons arriving with dead
who were being; broucht to their homes
for tho last time.
SEARCHING FOR THE LOST.
While the funeral processions were movj
Ing through the snow-covered streets to
various cemeteries, the throng about the
various morgues and undertaking estab
lishments seemed almost as larsc as over.
The fcenew hero were the snme as those
of Wednesday and Thursday night. Many
men appeared at the door of Rolston's
and Jordan's morgues this afternoon who
had been for forty-eight hours constantly
searching for those they had last,
The greater number of dead are In
ihc?e two places, and men who had
viewed the ghastly rows of corpses before
and had gone on an unavailing senrch to
every other morgue nnd undertaking room
In the city to which the dead from tho
theater had been taken, came back once
more to RoIston'H and Jordan's a I in out in
despair, but hoping against hope that
lluy might have overlooked their dead In
the great number that had crowded the
tables and tloors on Thursday morning.
LOOKING FOR LOVED ONES.
One of the saddest cases was' that of
llerbort and Agnes Iinge. of 1CJ2 Barry
avenue. Both children had attended the
performance, and after many hours of
tireless searching the broken-hearted
father finally found the daughter, Agnes,
in an undertaking establishment. Mr.
Lango. almost exhausted through his con
tinuous trips from morgue to morgue and
irom hospital to hospital, from police sta
tions to the Coroner's office and then bnck
through the wearisome round again and
again. Finally the body of the girl was
found, and the brukcn-hearied father
smiled through his tears as he gathered
up the little form and curried it to his
carriage. i
SORROW TURNS TO JOY.
Mr. Lnnge's sorrow was, turned to Jov
when he reached his home at 12S0 Forty
Mfth street tonight. As he drovo up to
the door with Hie body which he had
brought from the morgue as that of his
daughter, ho was greeted by his wife, who
told him that their two children had re
turned home thlB ovenlnp; In safciny. They
hud became dazed apparently and had
been wandering around the ctlji without
knowing whero they were. Mr. Lango at
once returned lo tho morgui wHh th
body of the little girl which he thought
was thHt of his own .jiilld.
"Thorp was to little by which 1 could
recognize the body," ho said, "that I was
confident that I nevor would be ablo to
satisfy my own mind fihsolutcly that It
was my daughter, but at tho same time
there weie. sone mrong points of resem
blance and 1 concluded that It must be
she,"
' SHORT SliRVICISS HELD.
The funeral of the two Regcnbnrg chil
dren was held this aftemoon at the homo
of their parents, 3140 Michigan avenue, in
the heart of the aristocratic section of the
South Side. Because of the many calls
upon his time. Dr. Kmll G. Jllrsch. who
conducted the services, announced thai,
he would be able to deliver only a short
address. In other homs of the members
of his congregation lay the bodies of chil
dren waiting for him to officiate at their
funerals Other ministers had the same
experience.
DEMAND FOR CARRIAGES.
The liverymen were simply overwhelmed
by the demands made upon then, and
earnestly urg.d ihnt as far as poaslblc
thc relatives should content ihomsclvc
with a carriage for the hall-bearers, the,
hearse and one other carriage for th:
family. Where there vvrc more In the
family other methods ot transportation
were ursed.
This was the situation In Chicago to
day, and tomorro'- it will be Intensified.
The Coroner's ofllco lodr.y Issued nearlv
three hundred burlul certificates for peo
ple killed In the lire.
VICTIMS OF THEATER FIRE.
Mrs. Lulu P. Alexander and Children
of Sprlngville Perish.
TRIBUNE SPECIAL.
Sprlngville, Utrth. Jan. 1. Mrs. Lulu P.
Alexander and her two children, a girl
n'ged 8 ypurc and a boy aged I years, per
ished In the Iroquois theater lire, Chicago,
I ..(Continued on Page 11.).,
RECLAIMING ARID
LANDS IN
STATE OF UTAH
Counsel Richards of State
Cemmission at Capital.
ANXIOUS TO SEE NEWELL
i
Has Conferoncs With That Offi
cial Relative to Hoaring.
Head of Reclamation Bureau, How
ever, Unable to Talk With
t TJiahn at Presont.,
TRIBUNE BUREAU, )
1417 G Street, -Washington,
Jan. 1. J
F. S, Richards, counsel of the Arid
Land commission of Utah, reached
Washington yesterday and at once
called upon F. H. Newell at the geolog
ical survey to arrange with that official
for the hearing of himself and A. F.
Doremus. chairman of the commission,
to discuss matters relative to the recla
mation of the arid lands of Utah.
Mr. Richards learned thnt Mr. Newell
had Just been requested by President
Roosevelt to go to Portland to attend
the livestock convention, which meets
there January 10th, and he will be ab
sent from Washington some three
weeks. Mr. Newell, hdwever, agreed to
a suggestion made by Mr. Richards that
w hen the convention at Portland Is con
cluded he will stop at Salt Lake, en
route East, to confer, with, the Arid
Land commission. Prof. Newell, In
agreeing to this suggestion, said he
thought he would be able to reach Salt
Lake about January 20th.
Mr. Richards will have another gen
eral talk with Prof. Newell tomorrow,
and after transacting some legal busi
ness he has in hand will return to Salt
Lake, probably the later part of next
week. Mr. Richards finds that Prof.
Newell seems very favorably disposed
toward Utah's reclamation projects, and
that of Utah lake In particular.
REUNION OF FACTIONS.
Democrats at Omaha, Nob., Celebrate
Eightieth. Anniversary of Jack
son's Victory.
Omaha, Jan.' 1. Nearly five hundred
Democrats of Nebraska tonight celebrated
the eighty-ninth anniversary of Andrew
Jackson's victory over the British at Now
Orlenns, and incidentally tho thirteenth
annual banquet of the Jacksonlnn club of
Nebraska. The speakers Included Senator
Francis G. Newlar.ds of Nevada, Congress
man Dnvld Deurmond of Missouri nnd
Congressman Hitchcock of Nebraska.
,'fhe occasion was of special significance
to the Nebraska Democrncy bemuse of a
reunion of the factions that have former
ly been known as "gold" and "sliver"
Democrats.
DINNER WITHOUT MUSIC.
Young People Entertained at the
White House in Honor of the
Roosevelt Guests.
Washington. Jan. 1. Prcsldc-.it and Mrs,,
Roosevelt entertained a. company of
young people at dinner tonight in honor
of their house guests, the Misses Roose
velt and Miss Nowbold. Following so
closely tho arduous hours of the New
Year'o reception, the dinner festivities
wore confined entirely to the dining-room.
There was no nuslc.
Germany Sends Rcgrots.
Berlin, Jan. 1. Emperor William In
formed Embassador Tower today at the
tlmo the Embassador was offering his
New Year's congratulations that ho hud
cabled to President Roosevelt his sorrow
over the Chicago disaster Both the Em
peror and Empress supplemented the ca
bled condolence by personal expressions
lo tho Embassador.
MYSTERY CLEARED OP
Ansel Lewis Murdered by
Three Boys,
LEFT THE REFORM SCHOOL
Victim Boalen to Doath With
Stones and Robbed.
Conscience-Stricken, One of Young
Murderers Gives Himself Up
and Lifts My3tery.
Riverside, Cal., Jan. 1. Tho my3tory
surrounding the death of Ansel Lewis,
whoso body was found near Banning on
Thanksgiving day. was cleared up today,
lie was murdered by three boys, accord
ing to stories told by ono of them, who
had escaped from the Whittlcr reform
school the day yroylous.
John Schofield, Cornelius Crowley and
Frank Ritchie escaped from the reform
school the day before Thanksgiving. To
ttay Schofield returned to the school, gave j
himself up und, because he was conscience
stricken, told of tho murder of Lewis.
He says that while Ritchie nnd Crowley
engaged Lewis In conversation, one of
them walking on elXhcr side of the vic
tim, Schofield dropped behind, secured a
heavy atono and, slipping up behind Lewis,
struck him a blow on the head with It.
ROBBED THE VICTIM.
Lewis fell from the blow, but was only
stunned. When ho attempted to get' up
tho three boys, according to Schoficld's
story, fell upon him and. with stones, beat
out his brains. They then robbed the
dead man's clothing, divided the booty
and separated. Crowley and Ritchie mad'o
fur tho northern part of tho State, and
news Came to the Whit tier school au
thorities that the former was arrested ut
Merced yesterday.
GAVE HIMSELF LT.
Ritchie Is In the northern part of the
State, and It Is paid that officers are on
his trail. Schofield remained In southern
California and. after wandering around
for more than a month, returned to
Whltller today and gave ntmself up. The
murder of Ansel Lewis won discovered
on Thanksgiving day. Tho body was ter
ilbly mutilated and tho clothing gave evi
dence of having been robbed. The county
officials failed to find a single clue to
the murderers and tin tragedy remained
a mystery up to today.
Umm STIRREO
BY THE NEWS
FROM THE M EASt
Russia Has Decided Not to
Grant Proposals.
PRACTICALLY MEANS WAR
Secretary Lansdowna Gives
Up All Hope of Poaco.
Littlo More Left but for Japan to
Take First Hostile Steps, if the
French Reports Are True.
London, Jan. 1. Baron Hayashi, the
JapanesCi. Minister here, has been in
formed from Paris that Russia has de
cided not to grant, the Japanese pro
posals. This Is the first Intimation any
one here admits receiving ancnt the
Russian reply. The Baron wild to a
representative of thq Associated Press:
"If Information from Paris is borne
out by the wording of the Russian re
ply, and If the Japanese Government
adheres to its present determination,
there seems to be small possibility of
averting war."
GIVES UP HOPE.
Foreign Secretary Lansdowne has In
formed one of the foreign Embassadors
that he has practically given up nil
hope of peace. At the embassies here
the statement mnde by Baron Hayashl,
the Japanese Minister, today, that he
had been Informed from Paris that
Russia had. decided- not to grant the
Japanese proposals, Is regarded aB most
grave, especially In view of the Minis
ter's statement that his Information
came from Paris, and the fact" that ho
permitted such Information to become
known at this critical stage. Wash
ington dispatches say:
COMMOTION AT WASHINGTON.
Baron Hnyashl's statement from
London was communicated to Japanese
Minister Tnkahlra Just as he was start
ing to. the Now Year's reception at the
"White House. Although it was what
the minister has been expecting for
days. It was naturally .somewhat of a
shock. The legation here has had
nothing yet from Toklo. The Russian
embassy was equally lacking of advice
from Its home olllce, and the State de
partment has not been able to secure
any Indication of the outcome of the
negotiations between Russia and
Japan, notwithstanding it has cabled
special Instructions to Its agents In
both countries to report developments.
LIKELIHOOD OF WAR.
The news of the likelihood of actual
war was communicated to the general
staff of the army and the general board
of the navy, the members of both be
ing gathered In their respective de
partments preparatory to marching to
the White Hou.a to pay their respects
to the President. It was Immediately
discussed, and there was a good deal
of speculation as to how hostilities be
tween Russia and Japan would affect
the United States. The attilude of the
Government, of course, will be ono of
neutrality, but there Is always danger
In cas?e of war that one of the com
batants, by unwarranted interference
with the rights of neutral commerce or
by Ill-treatment of neutral citizens,
may require stern admonition and per
haps tho exhibition of force, so these
general staff officers feel called upon to
put their respective arms of the service
into a state of preparation to respond
powerfully and effectually to any call
from the diplomatic side of the Govern
ment. A Berlin dispatch says:
TRY TO AROUSE AMERICA.
The Frankfurter Zellung. which has
been one of the most stoudfast friends
of the United States among the German
press, expresses mild surprise that the
oast Asia policy of the United States
has lately grown so passive. The Inter
ests involved there, the paper says, con
cern not merely the Philippine, but
may have a far-reaching effect on the
United States Itrelf. It asks: "Can the
United States afford to see one power
acquire a predominant position In the
tar East which Is utterly hostile to the
open door? What has become of Secre-
Chlcago, Jan. 1. Three persons were
Mlled nnd four others Injured tonight In
a tiro that destroyed the Louvre hotel,
SC11-SC23 Lake avenue. Nearly one hun
dred guests were in the hotel at tho lime
the fire biokt out, eovcral of whom had
retired for the night. With the remem
brance of the Iroquois theater horror
fresh In their minds, all persons in the
pluco became panic-stricken and rushed
madly for the streets ue eooii as It became
known that tho hotel was on fire.
s DEAD.
, . Patrick. Ryan,. retired merchant, former- ,
THIS MORNING'S NEWS.
ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. Nineteen
witnesses to the Chicago holocaust, In
cluding actors, under arrest and fire
trae.'d to defective ilmc light.... Salt nko
citizens In AVn-shlnglon discuss the ques
tion of reclaiming arid Utah lands Nine
teen theaters closed up In Chicago bP
cause they are fire-traps.. .Colorado bur
glars shoot down won an and son In gro
cery because resistance was offered
William Jilcgler, tho alum powder mag
nate, fights extradition papcra Verdict
of Memphis Jury brings up memories of
Southern slavery days Lawyer shot
dead In Chicago while resisting arrest by
tho Marshal, whom he woun(nd by shoot
ing through a door "Black Jack" gang
of train robbers In Toxas wiped Out by
the authorities.
FOREIGN. Gloomy war news In the
far East stirs up the nations, owing to Its
alarming character King Christian of
Denmark too ill to receive New Year's
visitors, and Prince Frederick performs
tho function France may bo dragged
Into the war with Japan and Is making
hurried preparations for emergencies.
MOUNTAIN AND COAST. Pueblo
clerk mysteriously disappears, after bid
ding his father farewell at the depo.t
Big discovery of oil In Wyoming causes
excltenent... Dr. Rico of Pueblo, who
shot a policeman while drunk, and was
acquitted of murder, rearrested on the
charge of Insanity Adolph Krug. once
convicted of embezzling funds whllo City
Treasurer of Seattle, suddenly taken 111
and dies,
STATE. Ephralm mon held on sensa
tional conspiracy nargc.
CITY Unfortunate man commits sui
cide In the city jail on the dawn of the
new year Swedish Lutherans plan for
a new church The advent of tho now
year Is fittingly celebrated by churches
and other orgnnlzatlono McAndrews. the
ball-player, returns to Salt Lake Melrs
wins a good skating race at tho Agricul
tural park Plans completed for giving
Convict Lynch a hearing boforo the Board
of Pardons this morning A. Fred Woy,
Just home from Chicago, tells of his per
sonal o.nerlence3 In the theater horror....
Local musicians give the Inmates of tho
penitentiary and the county infirmary
lino programnes Party of twelve u.sner
In the new year locating 30.000 acres of oil
lands northwest of the city Coasters In
the eastern part of the city crash Into a
telephone pole nnd ono boy Is very badly
hurt Iast monthly report of City
Treasurer Morris.
ly owned largo department store at Mad
ison and Peoria EtreetH.
Mrs. Floronco Chapln.
BIescU Chapln, 12 years old. son of Mrs.
Chapln.
All had been overcome by smoke and
had not been touched by the flumes.
' INJURED.
M. M. Bright, guest at hotel, leg broken
In falling In darkened hallway.
William Iluydcn. waiter In hotel, badly
burned, hnnds nnd face cut.
Dr. N. Von Schlll, severo Injuries to
back nnd right leg.
Frederick IIopp, fireman, leg broken.
ESCAPED ON-PLAlN'K.
When "tho. firo was dlijcovoiod most of
tho guests were In their apartments and
all hurried to escape but In the upper
stories of the building the smoke was sol
thick that thoy had great difficulty in
finding the exits.
RESCUED FROM SECOND STORY.
Several percons wore rescued from the
second story through tho efforts of three
of tho guests of the hotel. The three
men raised a pl.inl: to a window nnd.
broaking In tho glass, held tho plank so
that several women and men cotdd tilde
down It.
BUILDING DESTROYED.
Tho building was a three-story and buso
ment brick structure and was lined as a
private hotel. Tho entire building was
practically destroyed. Loss, JlOjOy).
tary of State Hay's treaty with China I
guaranteeing an open door? It has been
whittled down lo such a degree that It
Is scarcely mentioned nowadays. Paris
dispatches say:
SITUATION MOST CRITICAL.
The Chefoo correspondent of the Paris
edition of the Now York Herald says
that Col. Artlmoff, who Is In close touch
with Admiral Alexloff, Russian Viceroy
in the far East, declares the situation Is
most critical. The Japanese, he pays,
apparently want 'ar. and the Chinese,
especially Yuan Shi Kal, commander-Inch
lef of tho Chinese army and navy,
are assuming n, hostile atlltude. Dis
turbances in Mnnchurln, requiring nu
merous Russian expressions, are due, he
says, to the almost open support that
the Chinese Government is giving the
bandits,
RUSSIAN CENSORSHIP.
The Government's order to publish
nothing in relation to the movement of
troops Is patriotically observed by every
Moscow newspaper. One editor said to
the Associated Press co-respondent:
"I know exactly which division Is go
ing to the far East, and know the
names ' of olllccrs who have been or
dered not .to stir out of Moscow In view
of the possible receipt of sudden or
ders." Another editor, Impatient for
war and confident of victory, said:
' CONFIDENT OF VICTORY.
"The Rusrfan army will prove as dis
astrous to the Japanese as did Mont
Pelee to Martinique." When asked to
explain the utter Indifference of the
Muscovite, he explained: "That Is due
to loyalty. Walt until the Emperor Is
sues a manifesto declaring war. Then
Russian sentiment will burst forth. But
a manifesto is probable In the Imme
diate future, even If the Japanese occu
py Korea." Both editors expressed
concern at the possibility of American
Intervention. One of them remarked:
' The attitude of the United States
has become equivocal. We do not like
the dispatch of American warships.
Still, the Russians cannot believe that
their old friend will give active assist
ance to Japan."
CHAN6ES IN LAWS.
Congressman Mondell Heard. Before
Board to Report on Acts Govern
ing Public Lands.
TRIBUNE SPECIAL.
Washington, Jan. 1. Representative
Mondell of Wyoming was -hoard before
the board appointed to take testimony and
teport to tho President as to what
change?, If any, should be made In the
present laws governing the sale of public
lands. Representative Mondell devoted his
talk beforo the board to describing the
generosity of 1 the land laws of Canada,
which were delgned to Induce sturdy
American settlers to Immigrate lo Brit
ish Columbia. He cited facts showing
that during the pft3t year in his home
county at least twenty-five families had
given up holdings there and crossed the
border into British Columbia. A similar
condition, he said, existed In many por
tions of Idaho and even In such perma
nently settled States as lown. Nebraska,
Minnesota and Wisconsin, like migrations
to British Columbia had been noted. He
believed that our homestead Inws should
he so amended ns to be at least ns gen
cious to hoinesteuders as any Inducements
which were offered by our Canadian sla
ter. Senator Gibson of Montana was also be
fore the board and his arguments wero
ehlelly devoted to a defense of the allega
tions of frauds In his State against the
slone and timber act; he also touched up
on effort blng made by the Canadian
Government to secure Immigration from
the United States to settle up their great
Northwestern Terrlory. Ills State had
been somewhat affected but he suggested
tio particular remedy.
BEATH WAS UNEXPECTED.
Col. Fahst, President of Brewing
Company, Has Relapse and
Pnssos Away.
Milwaukee, Wis., Jan. 1. Capt. Freder
ick Pabst. president of the Pabst Browing
company, died at his homo here today of
pulmonary edema, aged C7 years. Death
was unexpected, although his health had
been fulling for more than four years.
During tho last ten days Capt. Pabst
had not lett his home, nwlns to tho se
vere weather, but his condition seemed to
be Improved nnd his family was not pre
pared for Ills death. At R o'clock this
nornlng ho suffered u relarse, however,
und began to fall rapidly, llo retained
consciousness and was able to converso
with his wife and children, who woro
summoned to his bedside. Cayt. Pabst
seemed to realize that the end was near
and inlktd with his family about his af
fairs until ten minutes before his death,
when he became unconscious and pasacd
away qulolly.
McClellnu Takes Reins.
Now York. Jan. 1. George B. McClcllau
became Mayor of New York City today.
He arrived at tho city hall, accompanied
by his secretary. John H. O'Brien, and
walked through lines of Democrats under
an arch of plants and flowers to the
Muyor's public reception-room, where he
was greeted by the retiring Mayor. Tho
ceremonies were not elaborate, and
speeches were brief.
Gen. Wcj'ler's Book.
London, Jan. 1. Gen. Wcyler will
ahortly publish a book entitled "My Mili
tary and Political Campaign In Cuba," ac
cording lo a npeclnl dispatch from Mad
rid. Two Interesting chapters will be
headed "My Project for Landing In United
Stales Territory," and "Re.-isons Why 1
Was Obliged to Abandon the Project."
Merrill's Funeral Held,
Boston, Jan. 1. Funeral services for
the late Moody Merrill, a former Boston
financier, who died a week ago at Silver
City, N. M were held this afternoon at
the Walnut Avenue Congregational
church... Rov. A. II. Plumb pronounced
a sympathetic eulogy,
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ZEI6LEH WANTED I
IN MISSOURI FOR 1
"NEFARIOUS CRIME" I
Attorneys in New York File I
Their Briefs. I
CLAIM CHARGES NOT TRIVIAL 1
Alum Baking Powder Magnate . I
Rosisting Extradition, : I
Attorneys Say This Crime Strikes-at ! H
Very Existence of Sovereignty; H
and Pure Government. i H
Jefferson City, Mo., Pan. 1, Assistant j : H
Attorney-General Jeffries and Judge H
Thomas B. Harvey of SL Loul3, who ; H
represent the Stato of Missouri in the ; j H
extradition matter of William Zelgler of : H
New York, wanted here to stand trial i H
on a charge of bribery, today sent briefs ' : H
to Gov. Odell. 1 H
The briefs are accompanied bj argu- H
ments of the attorneys, who say they do . ! IH
not seek the arrest of a citizen of New jj H
York for a trivial offense, but for a ne-- I
tnrlous crime, which in its effects Is de- R' H
structlve of the very existence of ithc ( 9 H
sovereignty of the State In corrupting . H
and debauching her Legislature, whence
must emanate the laws needed for the , H
protection 'of property and the Uvea of 1 1 JH
its citizens. They quote the President's
message on bribery, and comment on It: ifl
"If William Zelglcr were In the Re-. ;H
public of Mexico, Missouri would not be ;
so helpless," declares the brief. H
The brlets ask that a wurrant be Is- 1
sued for the defendant, when the court J IH
can, by habeas corpus proceedings, de-
termlne the legal right and quotes Su- 11
preme court decisions In surport of the iM
contentions. JH
ADOPTS GOLD STANDARD. I
Mexico "Will Demonetize the Silver
Dollar nnd Make Gold the
Medium of Exchange.
Mexico City, Jan. 1. A plan for reform- '
ing the currency has been prepared by
the fifth sub-committee of the National
Monetary commission. The commission
advised that In order to obtain stability :JM
or fixity of International exchange the
Government should bo advltied by a mono-
tary commission to adopt a monetary sya- 41
tern bused on the gold standard. The
committee does not recommend the lnvne- jH
dlute adoption of the gold standard, but 11
rather creating a system very similar to
that which the United States Government ,'
has put In operation In the Philippines. i'l
The broad features of the plans are as '
follows: rH
New dollars are to bo coined and Intro- iH
duced into circulation without Impairing ItM
the practical mulnteuancu of their parity jH
with gold at a ratio that may be adopted. !H
The Government Is to close the mints to ;1H
tho free coinage of silver dollars, and re
Importation of the present pesos Is to bo
prohibited. It Is recommended that tho
ratio of the new dollar to gold shall bo
established on the basis ot tho avcrago (H
price of the Mexican pesos In foreign mar- rH
kets during the past ten yours, with an ':H
increase not cxcccdlmr 10 per cent. Il
Gold coinage to be suspended until such wH
tlmo as tho silver dollars shall have at- "H
tallied a parity with gold .-nd when the !H
circulation of gold coins will not. In the IH
opinion of tho Government, Impair tho H
maintenance of that parity.
The new dollars for a specified time are
to bo exchanged for pesos at par. A re- i:H
serve fund In either sold or silver Is' to IH
be created and maintained cither In the
republic or abroad. If the gold price of (H
silver in foreign markets shull rtae so the
silver dollars shall come to possoss a val IH
tic ouunl or greater than ascribed to them IH
by the legal ratio adopted, steps will bo
taken to demonetize the silver dollars and 'Jl
to Introduce a gold standard with frer 'H
coinage and the use of the yellow metal
as the im.dlu'n of circulation. rl
DOWIE STARTS FRTH. II
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Will Make Several Addresses on tho H
Way to Australia, Where Ho fB
Meets His Wife.
Chicago, Jan. 1. John Alexander Dowlo, Jm
accompanied by four of the lenders in til
Zlon City, started on his trip Hround the .jfl
world today. Every icsldont of Zlon City H
turned out to sec Dowlo off.
DowIb will go 'first to New Orleans.
where he will remain for a week. Thon jH
he will proceed to San Francisco by tho i!H
Southwestern route, holding meetings lH
thero January l'.Hh and 2i)th. He will em
bark for Australia January 21et. going by
way of Honolulu. In Australia he will
meet his wife and son and will conduct a.
series of meetings. s"-nie of them In (he !,H
towns where he CMX-rlenced his eaiiy M
tribulations before coming to America. I wM
On leaving Australia Dowle will visit IjM
India and Africa and will finally nrrlrvc IH
at Zurich. Switzerland, whero a general tH
conference of the Christian Catholic iffl
Church In Europe will be bald. From Zu- IhI
rich be will go to London arm thence to fcM
New York, whero ho plans to land on IftH
June th.
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