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only newspaper published In Newport Newe that receives the full news report of tho Asso? ciated Press. VOL. XII. NO. 304 NEVADA 151 GARE FOR ITS TROUBLES Stale Seems to Fee! That Federal Government Should Protect tt F^om Rioters Bill WASHINGTON IS IN D0?3T. Senate- Nixon Expresses Opinion That After Everything is Settled the Federation of Miners Will Not Be Known In Goldfleld?Resuming Work in Several of the Mines. (fly Associated Press) WASHINGTON, D. C Hoc. 23.?The appeals to President Roosevelt to have Pedoral troops remain in Gold field, in the opinion of White House officials Indicate n desire on the part of those sending them, to rely solely on ih" national govrnmcnt for pro? tection. The position the President has taken In the matter Is that the Slate of Nevada should exhaust every means within Its power to control tho situation and that Federal interfer? ence should he supplemcned only to tho efforts being made by the State. Nothing In the appeals, so far receiv? ed, indicate that any stops whatev? er are being taken by the Stale. Un? til this Is shown tb the President it was stated at the White House today, his order of Saturday withdrawing the troops on December 30, will not lie changed. After a consultnllon with President Roosevelt today. Senator Nixon of Nevada expressed it as his opinion that the President could not very well modify Iiis order directing the withdrawal of the troops. The ques? tion of having the State take some active part In protecting the lnteres-ts at Goldfleld, the Senator said, was a question under active consideration nt this time. Just what would be the result or what measures were l,?elng considered he said it would be Im? possible to dlseusB. "One thing Is certain," he asserted, "and that is that the Western Feder? ation of Miners will not be known In Goldfleld when this trouble has been concluded." Resuming Work at Goldfleld. GOLDF1HLD. NRV.. Doc. 23.?With fifty men at work underground, the Mohawk Mine resumed operations to? day, after being closed for more than three weeks. The c msolidated mill and the Ne vada-Goldflelri reduction works are now running. Sheriff Ingnlls added a large num? ber of deputies to his force today, the men being paid by the Mine Owners' Association to act as guards and pa? trolmen. The Mine Owners' Association as? serts that during the week a large number Of ' strikebreakers will he brought In. Vety few of the strikers have returned to work. Goldfleld Hopes for Best. Despite the positive statement which came from Washington today that tho Federal troops would be removed "from Goldfleld on December 30, mine owners have not given up hope. They will appeal again to the President. They will present thoy say, some facts tliJt have not yet been laid bo fore him, one of these being what tltey regard as positive evidence that at fess't one deputation was attempt? ed by the Western Federation of Miners in wITeTi attempt four rides wer.' uscn. While the mine owners today were preparing 'to send further evidence MyHie President, Sheriff .Ingnlls and Captain Cox. personal representatives ot~ Governor Sparks, were conferring on plans for preservation of law und order after the troops depart. It has been-"deckled that after De? cember 30 cieh individual mine owner shall lake ctire of his own property. ONIY ONE MESSAGE FROM FLEET AND THAT BRIEF ShlDS at Noon Yesterday Were Three Hundred Miles from Trinidad. Accident to Torpedo Boat. (By Associated Pre^si ON HOARD IT. S. FLAOSHIP CON NBCTICUT, Dec. 22?NOON?VIA WIRELESS STATION AT KEY WKST, Dec. 23?To the Associated Press, New York. At noon Sunday the battleship fleet was three hundred miles from Trinidad. Fireman Northway Dead. SAN JUAN. P. R.. Dec. 23.?Ben? jamin Ndtthway, n fireman on the United States battleship Missouri who was landed hero on Saturday suffering from peritonitis, died today. Northway'a home was at Gloucester, I Mass.. and he enlisted at Boston. He will he hurled In th?.1 Ban Juan mili? tary cemetery; Accident to One of the Nettles. PORT OF SPAHN. TRINIDAD, Dee. 23,?The American torpedo hoat llotllla which left here yesterday morning at 8 o'clock for Rio de ja? uelro, on its way to the Paclllc, re tut tied here today because of an ac? cident to the machinery of the Law? rence. The damage is not serious and It is estimated that the repairs can be made in one day. The supply ship Arathusa has gone on to Para. The battleship fleet uns not yet been signalled. CARNEGIE~MONEY TO BE APPLIED TO GOOD PURPOSE Thirty-five Thousand Dollars Appro? priated to Relief of the Mo ' nongah Mine Sufferers. "HI.ADKI.PIIIA. PA.. Dec. 23 ? The executive committee of the Cnr negte fund met here tonight and awarded Jlt?.OOfl to the Monongnh, \V. Vn., mine disaster, which occur? red December ti. The money will bo turned over to the Monongah relief Committee and used as this commit-' tee sees fit. The award is mi de under the Car-' hegte deed of trust which designates that any surplus In the hero fund can no applied to relief work ocea lotted by great disasters. DIED IN FIRE WHILE TRYING TO SAVE SISTER Got His Own Family Out of Tenement But Perished While Trying to Save Another. (By Associated Proas) NEW YOK1C, Dec. 23?-One man] was killed while trying to save his sister, a fireman was dangerously In? jured, and several other persons woro' seriously burned in a- fire In a live story tenement house in East One Hundred and Tenth street todny. Among the slightly Injured is James McQultken, a ten years old boy just j recovering from a broken leg, who was hurt in rescuing a blind woman. | The dead man, Pred Koenig, lived on the fourth floor with his wife, baby | and mother. Across the hall was the.'apartment of his sister, Mrs. j Thomas Corker. Koenig succeeded ? in getting his own family down safe? ly and returned for his slstr. He was overcome by smoke attd found dead: on the stairway. His sister had al? ready escaped. TTTts stairway later gave way un? der the weight of Acting Battalion Chief Polling, who Jumped for a win? dow. The charred framework broao ,-ind he fell three stories to the nreo way beneath. He was hurried to a hospital, where his recovery is said , to be doubtful. The Are Is believed to have been' of incendiary oiTgln. PEACEMAKER AND ONE OF DUALISTS KILLED , Combatant6 First Had Fist Fight and Then Guns Were Drawn on 8trest. fB.v Associated Press) CHARLOTTE, N. P., Dec. 23.?S.' W. Welsh and T. W. Clyburn and Perry Mobley were fatally wounded In I a duel, which took place at Kershaw, S. C? early Sunday morning. The tragedy grew out of n difficulty be? tween Welsh and Mobley, which wns settled by a fist llghtl The men shook hands and made up but a few minutes later Welsh, angered by some I remarks by Mobley, drew his pistol | and opened lire on Mobley, emptying his revolver at close range. Clyburn stepped In between the combatants and recelvd two bullets and fell dead at Welsh's feet. Mobley returned WeWlsh's fire, kill in? him Instantly. tie received four of the bullets from Welsh's pistol and fell, mortal? ly wounded. Welsh and Mobley I were among the most prominent nier-1 chants of the town and Clyburn was at the head of the Clyburn Stock Company. Welsh and Clyburn were first cous? ins and were ft lends. Clyburn was acting ns peacemaker when ho wns killed. White and Black Have Fight. (Pv Associated Pressl VAIDEN", MIS3.. Doc. 23?Maury Davis, a young white man was killed today by William Splnx, a negro, with whom Tie Tiad quarreled. The negro was fatally wounded. The two emp? tied their revolvers at each other and then clinched and finished the fight '..llh knives. Gustave Will Have S'mpte Coronation COPENHAGEN. Dec. 23"?A tele grnm received bare from Stockholm [ that King Gustavo has decided to , diapenso with The customary costly coronation ceremony. His decision Is extremely popular In Sweden. NEWPORT N DEMANDS IN EXCESS OF STATE'S SURPLUS Department In Capital Will Ask for Appropriate of $200,000 for Enlarged Quarters. lOTIIQNS ASK $2,000,000! This Sum is in Addition to Present Appropriations?Some of the Sums Demanded?$500,000 for State Hos- j pltals and William and Mary Wants ? I $10,000 Annually. (Special to the Dailv Press.) RICHMOND, VA.. Dec. 23.?Whtlo I it is true that the State of Virginia win Login the new year with one and a quarter million of dollars* to her credit in the banks of this city and tho State, she will have need for i every cent of it when the General Assembly meets. All the eleemosynary Institutions j nre heading this way and arc trying to get what they want for various purposes. If all they ask Is given them there will be a deficit of at least $1,500,(100 before the end or the year,, notwithstanding the great increase In I values and the corresponding addition to the revenues. First of all there is a demand?n pressing, imperative demand?tftnt u new ofllce building be provided for muny of the departments. There is not one of'the many -State depart? ments which Is not today crowded to Its capacity, so (hat there is not room for the men to do the work which is committed to them. The library building Is filled to overflowing, and there Is a demand for room for others. The adjutant genetnl is compelled to confine hla force to two small rooms, j In which there Is hardly room to 1 walk. The office of the auditor of I public accounts Is crowded, and there Is scarcely room to .stand In sumo of the rooms. The same Is true of tho treasurer's ofllce, tho second auditor's office. The attorney general Is cramp? ed and handicapped by lack of room. The court of appeals Is also badly crowded, the library taking practical? ly all the second floor of the library building. The state library Is also badly ctowded. in the capital are the offices of the register of the land ofllce, the insur? ance commissioner, 41ie department of public instruction, the department of agriculture, the corporntlonracom misslon, the secretary of tholjjiom monwealth, the governor's ofncljp tho highway commissioner, the nfytary records office, cleik of the Senate, clerk of the House and keeper of the rolls. Snve the ofllce of the gover? nor, there is not one of the depart? ments which hns room to spare, and all of thorn are badly crowded and in need of more room. To tell the truth, there has beon such a growth and expansion of busi? ness In all the State, there Is so much business to attend to, and the Increase In the last twenty years of such vol? ume that one could not grnsp It at a single glance. What Cash is Needed. To Hegin with, n small thing like one and a quarter million dollars one cannot well see just how the demands for appropriations are to be mot. if those w'ho are seeking aid have rais? ed tlie figures high to allow fur scal? ing they will find that they have raised too high. Of the surplus on hand Jan. 1 there will he n demand for $125,000 for payment or interest on the public del*. Then there arc salaries or the State officers to come out. Here are some of the modest re? quests lor more money, the sums named being in addition to what they are receiving annually each year: Hospitals, $550,000 ror Improve? ments and new buildings. Virginia Military Institute, $50,000 for new buildings and $5,000 a year. Schools (pub.), $200.000 annually. Office building for State depart? ments in this city, $200,000. University of Virginia, $25,000 an? nually and $1100,000 for new build? ings and improvements. Virginia Polytechnic Institute, $130. ?00 for improvements and $20,000 an? nually. State Female Normal School. $75. 000 for new buildings nnd $10,000 an? nually. State Female Normal School. $75. 000 for new buildings and $10,000 annually. School far Dear and Dumb, $25.000 , for improvements and $10,000 annual? ly. I The Stnte penitentiary, $75,000 for IToew buildings and Improvements. Reformatory, $7,500 annually. William and Mary College, $30,000 [EWS. VA.,TUESDAY I fo- Improvements and $iu,mui annu? ally. , Thv stale library will nsk tor mon? ey. The military of tho Slate. SlTi.OOU. annually, Adding all the "demands" together there I ' a need for more th^u $2,000,-1 1000 In all tho establishment, of the I slate, but there Is little room to be? lieve that any one of these will get. anywhere near what Is naked. Tho state cannot afford }t, and there is no need to fear that fhe general as? sembly will go beyond the revenues In lulling care of nll her Institutions. ' It is easy to see. Uforr-foie. tint the members of the legislature will have ample chance to take care of his section. There Is another thing that will excite some comment ami which has boon over looked In the fore- j going figures?the imtnhll-dimcnt of another State Normal school. Tho I dominant parly Is commit;, .1 to that: and It will have to ;be provided for. | as will also the oblor.'d dear and dumb and blind school. DECISION ON LOSS OF L'FE ON HIGH SEAS Old Dominion Steamship Hamilton's Collision With the Saglnaw in U. S. Supreme Court. (By Associated r>ress) WASHINGTON, D. C. Dec. .13 ?? In deciding the case'of the Old ik> mlnion BteanrJulp company vs. Pri? mus Gllmerc, 'administrator, the hr prcme Court of the United states to? day reviewed some of the Incidents conncled with tho collision between the Old Dominion steamer Hamilton, and the Saglnaw, owned by the Clyue Lino, which occurred off the Virginia coast In 11)03. The case Involved tho' question wITeTlier the laws of Delaware uuoor which both companies were Incor? porated, apply to a claim for death on the high seus arising purely from tort, and also the question whether the repres?ntntlvos of the members of '.he crew of the Sagtnn'lv, who lost their lives in the collision, can re? cover their claims In full against the owners of the Hamilton. The deci? sion was announced by Justice Holmes, Both polirls were decided in the a.Cfmatlve, the verdict of the United States Court of Apnenls for the Sec? ond Circuit being sustnlned. LIGHTNING HIT PARTY WHILZ SINGING HYMNS Little Girl Sitting on Lap of Cousin Killed and Fifteen Others Were Seriously Injured. (By Associated Press) RE1DS STATION, OA., Dec. 23? Wtbilc she sat In the lap of her con bTeT at the family home in Hold's Station last evening at fi o'clock, Sc dori Bryant, the 10 years old daugh? ter of J. D. Bryant, was Instantly killed by a -stroke of lightning that I wrecked the home and' injued 15 other persons, though not seriously. There was a gathering of neighbors at the Bryant home, 12 miles south oi Ctacoh, on The Southern Hallway, I and Die evening was being spent In a song service when a stroke of lightning, bringing death to the lit? tle girl, leaving her coiislu unharmed, flashed through the house. The only evtuensa of Injury to the child was a burn on the ankle. YT. M. Phillips. Frank nnd Ava Phillips, and James Warfleld, sus RfTiied the most serious injuries. HELEN MAIONEY SAID NOW TO BE IN CONVENT SUitement Made by Family That She is in Rome and Still Loves Clarkcon. PHILADELPHIA, PA., Dec. 23 ? It Is now announced by authority tlfat He'.en M.iloney. or Mrs. Her? bert Osborne, Is In a convent In Rome, Italy. Her fathor, Martin Mn loney, the multl-mllUonalre, and his sister, Mrs. Carberry Ritchie aro also In Rome, and pay frequent visits to the young woman, whose elope? ment with Sanvicl Clarkson of lx>n don, Eng., caused her to be Immured In the religious retreat. She has told her relatives thai she loves Clarkson and hopes to bo married to him as soon as freed from the bonds which bind her .to Gsborne. Shu has never been In America since her elopement, and her father, M.artln Mnloney, will not return with her I the affair has been forgotten. Barge Captain and Wife are Drowned (Ry Associated Press) NEW HAVEN. CONN., Dec. 23 ? Captain Henry Scribncr of the barge New Haven, and his wife were drown? ed off here today, when seven barges I In tow of the tug James McWilllams i foundered. Six men were rescued by tho McWilliams. , DECEMBER 24, im WITNESSES WER THAT YOUTSEY DID KILLING Sensational Testimony Offered In Powers Trial, All In Favor of Defendant. YOUFSEY SAID HE WOULD MURDER Told Reputable Citizens That If He Could Not Find Anybody to Shoot Gocbei That He Would Do It Hlm eolf?Davidcon to Testify for Pow? ers. (Ry Associated Press) QIuOROETOWNj K.Y., Dec. 23 ? Th seventh week of tho trial or Caleb Powers for alleged complicity tu tho assassination ot TVllliam Qoobel, op? ened today. Police .Indue J. N. Hub hard or QraysOII, rCy., wan recalled to bi ritlfy i lottor written by him to Powers, which embodied the subs? tance or his sensational testimony given Saturday, relative To tlltr *r*-r.i to kill Qoobel outlined to hlni ny Youtsey. The letter was written by Judge Huhbnrd to Powers, while the latter was-in tile Newport Jail. .1. L. Hopkins, the next wltneap, gave equally sensation il testimony re? counting a conversation he Had with Youtsey in the agricultural building two days before Qoebol was shot in which Youtsey raid: "I sent to Cincinnati tor some cart? ridges that will fix him (meaning Goohol), cthd I will give *1U0 to arty man who will tire .Urn shot. Rut If 1 can't get anybody else hi do the work, I will do It myself." Albert Melton, In whose possession was found the Marlin rille with which Qoebol was shot, was on the stand today "to Identify and trace the gun. Melton Identified the weapon by Its number, but was unable to say positively who gsive It to him. Directly nrter the shooting of Ooo? bel. Melton wetit Into the hall of the executive hullriyig, where several persons wen? gathered about the door of Caleb Powern' office, from which the stfot was tired. Some person handed the gun to Melton during the excitement. He thought the man who gave him the gun was a person who bad been pointed out to him as "Youtsey," but was not positive. Davidson to Testify for Powers. An Interesting turn in tho trlnl 1b tho 'arrival hero of W. J. Davidson, assistant secrstriry of state under Powers, and before tli.it superintend? ent or public Instruction undor Gov? ernor Rradley. Davidson will tnke tho witness stand In defense of Powers. Davidson left Kr-tTlu'clty about tho time Taylor and Flnley did. In (Tie testimony of Yoiffecy and Golden he Is charged with being ono of the conspirators In the Goebel ns snsslnt.Uloii, but he was not Indicted ?with the others. Since lenvlng Ken? tucky nearly elgh1; years ago, his whereabouts have been unknown save to a few friend i. He said today that he had been In '& small town In Indiana, near Indianapolis, most or tho time engaged in the constiiction business. Taylor's Affidavit Offered. Just tiefore adjournment tonight the depositions or W. S. Taylor, ttrtfen |n 1 no::, and read in tho last previous j trfufof Rowers were again put In evidence. The reading of depositions was hot concluded when court ad? journed. WEY ARE MAKING WE OIRT FLY IN PANAMA Claimed That No Such Work , Has Ever Been Done Before?Health on Isthmus Good. j WASHINGTON, D. C, Doc. 23 ? I The excavation from the line or the Panama ('mal last month, aggrega? ting 1.813,-ISf. cubic yards, would have covered ten city blocks to a depth or 40 Tect. No such work has ever ! been done before as Colonel Gootb ah h is been doing on the itshmus, nccordlng to statistics presented in the official eannl record just received. For instnnce. It Is shown that every r>0 working days the commission Is moving an ntnount or material equal to the Pyramid:- of Cheops, which j consumed the labor of 100,000 men for 20 years In tho building and the , services of the same number pf men for ten years In constructing the road connecting the work with the quarry. The commission could build the tv.:c/. canal nt the present rate of progress tn 3.8 yearn, though it took ten yeunj for D'l-cssepH to com? plete his* work. According to the latest health ro pott from Panama, the Isthmus has boon free from yellow fever for more than 18 months and there has been a steady and continued Improvement In tho health conditions. Comparing tho death rate for the year up to December L with that -or the cor reapondlng porTdTj In 1906, there has tioen a f>0 per cent, decrease, the figures being for this year 20.G? po>r thousand, ngnlust 30.61 last year. The sick rate al-o showed a marked Im? provement, being. 20.48 lor November, against 20.00 for October, 11)07. DRUNKEN BOYsluLL MAN IN COLD BLOOD Were Out Hunting nnd 8hot an Aged and Prominent Resident of Wtntton-Salem, N. C. (Hy Associated Proisl CRAltLOTTB, C Dec. 23?With bis lifeless body In tho wagon, the team uf P. Hennet Swain, ntt aged ana prominent citizen of Korsytho COtinty, reached his Home near Wlns tou'^aleni uonlglit. Il'j had been sIk.( to death. Investigation threw sunplelon upon Ruao Date wood and Moses MtbKnlght, IS years old youths, who tinder tho IntV.lcnca of liquor were returning, from a hunting trip. Roth hoys were arrested and held without bull pori~ IUg an Investigation, Dater tonight it developed that the defendants shot nnd seriously wounded u negro, Dave Hilton, prior to tho ?wuin tragedy. Indignation is In'iens. CONDlTlON^FlWiONAL BANKS IN THIS COUNTRY Total Loans and Dltcounts Amount to Four and a Half Billion Dollars. (By Associated Prone) WASHlNGTCTN, O. C, Dee. 'Si?A statement showing tho condition 01 'iho uutioual banks of tho United Stiites"""nt the close of business De coilfSor 3, was today innde public by tho "comptroller of tho currency. It bIiows (hat tlx* 'total loans nnd dis? counts of the banliB agegate $4,oS3, 337,094, Individual deposits $4,170. S7::,717, cash resources $000 784,730, capital slocks $001.081,082, United I Hintes deposits $223,117,282. The not balance of clearing house csrtlflCAtOB j in the banks on 'tho dato named was! $14,344,128. The percentage of legal I reserve to deposits Is 21.31 per cent. ENGINEER HILDEBRAND AND OTHERS ACQUITTED Jury Decides That They Were Not Responsible for the Terra Cotta Accident. (By Associated Prosa) WASHINGTON, D. C, Doc. 23.?A \ verdict of not gullly was returned by i the jury tonight In tho ense of Engi? neer HUdebrnud. Conductor Hoffinoy or, Fireman McClellnn nnd nrakemnn Rudder, the train crew who were in? dicted for manslaughter In connection with the wreck at Terra Cotta, D. C, on tho Baltimore & Ohio Rallrond. December 30. 1900, In which 43 per? sons were killed and upward of three trcoro Injured. Tho trial had been In progress for three weeks and the verdict was reached after four hours' delll ?..ration. Tho defense offered on behalf of the men was that they had received a "double green" signal at Silver Springs, a station nhont nine miles out of Washington and that this in? dicated to them that the station at Takonin Park, which was closed ev? ery night at 0:30 o'clock was' "dead" and therefore that they were not re? quired nor did they expect, to use a signal there. Attorney Herrlck Concludes Argament (Ry Associated Ptoss) CHICAGO, ILL., Dec. 23?Attorn ney John J. Herrlck, representing E. H. Hnrrlman in the Illinois Central Injunction proceedings, today conclu? ded his argument. Judge Rail an? nounced that he would render his decision on or about February 20. Republican Club Endorses Hughes. (By Associated Press) NEW YORK, Dec. 23?The Repub? lican Club tonight endorsed Governor Hughes as a crantilda'te for tho Repub? lican presldntlnl nomination nnd cull? ed upon Republicans throughout the country to co-operate to securc> his nomination and election. There were over 300 membera of the club present and all but nine vr/id for the reso? lution. Minister Catbliiv.es Received. (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON. D. C? Dec. "23 ? President Roosevelt today received M. L. A. CorbliniPB officially as min? ister from Greece to the United States THE WEATHER. Fair and colder Tuesday, with unow in mountain dis? tricts. Wednesday fair; fresh west winds. PRICE TWO CENTS Irk of rescue is [0 BE flSiDOsED Feared Thai Those Searching for Bodies In Darr Mine Would be Sacrif ced. GREAT GAS VOLUME ENCOWLBEl Workers Were Within About One and a Quarter Miles of Whero Most of the Bodies Are When They Had to Retreat?Forty-six Bodies Recover? ed. (Ry Associated Press) TTiCOIlS CREEK, PA., Dec. 23 ? Search for the victims of hist Thurs? day's explosion In the Darr mine of tho Pittsburg Coul Company, was practically Btiaperided this afternoon be cause It could only be continued at great rink of sacrificing the lives or iIn o In the reselling party. (' in In volume was encountered to (Tl.v the deadly lire damp specially menacing the men. Forty-six bodies biuf" lieen brought to the surface and a number of others had been located, when those In charge called n halt. Or these 25 h id been Idenitlfied. A number of others, fn fairly good state of preser? vation wore Incased in casket.} nwalt. lug Identification, and a few wero so disfigured us to make Identification highly Improbable. Th rescuers had ponotivttod about elm and throb-quarters miles, or .with? in about one und a quarter milch bl the end of the workings, when i<: v were obliged to stop. The nlr. had been foul and the relay had to bo changed every two hours instead of every four na heretofore nnd finally the gas became so dense that it wub decided to concentrate all efforts upon improving the ventila? tion by brnttlcing off more headings. Increasing the currents of air and forcing the gases out before attempt? ing to penotrato to n greater depth. The most dlt'trosslng scoiicb alnco tho explosion wore witnessed today. Al? though mud was neatly knee deep tlio temperature was much warmer ami a groat crowd of mourners ntood around the mine's mouth all day. Whenever a body wns ?nised women and children would attempt to Ids \ and enross It and their walla and' cries wero pitiful In thn highest de? gree. I^nst Saturday was the regular pay day, but feaiing bad results as well as much confusion tho company delayed paying survivors as well atf tho dependent.i of tho victims. Coro? ner Winn has not set n dato for the Inquest but stntcd today that all of th? Jury would be from Smtthtown. two miles away, whero ho expects to find men who aro well acquainted with the sltuntlon free from preju? dice and qualified for jury duty. Pinctlcally nil estimates 'of the number of dead now exceed 22f>. The ] csmpnny's revised list of missing now contnlns 228 names and most other estimates are even higher. RCCUSOR OF HITCHCOCK GUILTY OF EXTORTION i Huift C. Voeck6 Plead Guilty to the Charge of Securing, $1,000 From tho Actor. (Ry Associated Press) NEW YORK, Dec. 23?Hugo C Voocks. brother of ?isio Voecks, In whose behalf charges wero brought against Raymond Hitchcock, tho com. edlan, pleaded guilty to an indictment alleging extortion before Tuuge llo salskl today nnd was remanded for sentence tomorrow. Voecks is accused of obtaining' $1,000 from Hitchcock for keeping quiet concerning tho charges brought against tho ne.tor. LAWSON HAS ODD TICKET. Roosevelt, Whether or No, and John? son, of Minesota. NEW YORK. Dec. 23.?Thomas W. I^awtron, of Boston, who called on President Roosevelt at tho White Houso last Tuesday nnd subsequently said he would probably "make a statement to the public within a few,* days," has launched out a new politi? cal pnrty. Its candidates for President and Vice-Pre.sldent, according to tho plan as announced, will bo Theodore Roose? velt and Qov. John A. Johnson, ol Minesota. In his formal announce? ment. Mr. fjiwson avoids any direct statement that his chosen candidates [hnve acquiesced in his political pro? gram.