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F-p Shim Ml
Wilbur V. Stevenson, a chief car
pater in the navy, died in the naval
hespital at Canaeas, Cavite. Philip
Hairy F. Wolcott, a veteran news
paper man of Chicago and Detroit,
died at the county hospital to Chicago
of psemuasla and Bright's disease.
Charles A. Sherman, leilder of the
Soees county. Iowa, railroad, former
esker and oil magnate of Casper.
Wo.e, dropped dead at Boone. lows, of
Thomas 0. Connelly. general agent
hbr the Gould lines in Los Angeles
and cne of the best konwn railroad
men on the coast, is dea" as the result
of a stroke of paralysis.
Maj. Joseph W. Wahm, United
States army, retired, for many years
paymaster of the army. dropped dead
the street in Washington. follow.
a severe cerebral hemorrhage.
H. A. Gudger of North Carolina will
as appointed b) President Roosevelt
to be chief justice of the supreme
court of the Panama canal zone, to
succeed Dr. P. Unti Duran, whose
term expires on Jan. 1.
William B. McNutt, who was the
srat are chief at St. Joseph. Mo., died
at the age of seventy-one years. In
the early days McNutt was at the
head of the volunteer firemen. He is
credited with having saved many
lives during his term of service.
Francis Philip Fleming, governor
at Florida from 1889 to 1898. died at
his home in Jacksonville. He was a
native Floridan and served in the
Confederate army through the Civil
war with distinction. After the war
he was admitted to the bar and soon
become one of Florida's ablest law.
yern and politicians.
Another victim of the anarchist
Hlaymarket riots In Chicago in 188$
has just died. He was Policeman
Louis Johnson, sixty-four years old.
He was shot in the leg while trying to
disperse the mob, and after the riot.
lag was over he was picked up in the
street and carried home by fellow po
licemen. His widow declares that
sine. that time he never was welL
In a frs which caused a pealen
among a hundred occupants of a lode
ing house at Chicago. Paul Heigsa. f
dort seventy years old. was sufocat,
A terrific explaslon In the plant of
the Senior Powder company, one mile
north of Morrow. Ohio, Instantly kill- f
ed two men. The glazing mill was
James Carron, eighteen years old,
was killed In a boxing bout with Bea
Iamin Barnet, seventeen years of age.
at the Broadway Athletic club at Phil
While attempting to get of a mov
iag North-Western freight train meaw
Traer, Iowa, C. Emerson, a farmer
fell under the wheels and was crushed °
to death. °
Twelve people were poisoned as
the result of drinking poisoned water
at Campbellsvtille, Ky. At a teor
physicians extend alight chances for
the recovery of all. Now the water
became poisoned is not known.
Celebration of his recovery from
gangrene caused the death of George a
Martyatt, a wealthy stock grower of
Denver. At a dinner given to mark
his recovery, Martyatt ale some pto.
maine Ash and died in great agony. C
Two little children were cremated r
when the home of Edward Toner was
burned at Interlochen, Mich. Mrs.
Tear was awakened by the fire.
There was lust time for herself and
her sick husband to escape with a
haby, leaving two children who were a
in another room.
tas and Spnners.
John Zet. who killed his wife and
Iveyearold granddauagter. Viola
Eletr at their homse ina Reckvlille as
Aug. 4 last. was banged at the state
isesa at Wetherafeld. Coan.
A man saspected of being one of
the three robbers who beld up the
SOresa Railway & Navigation west.
hbeed peaaneger train a few miles
troga Portland. Or., was arrested by a
x.,> ty sherif and a detective.
A bosh. believed to have bees.
fwa yrn an elevated train, wreak
-t bleat of a restaurant in New a
stelmig but not seriously In- *
ras. Hesry Hart and casing
meag the six t0miles ones °
lainhg. The ease of the
cam oaly be conje.
Of Mrs. Cordegla Bah
a h sentesta Sar
( a P. Jeanage by
"*r throgk the'
at her pe~reeas a
(2 ý I aebral et
a shak far asa
was Wite~r a
frank Waters, Harty years dA, hil
himself threagh the ridhet tempt al
Maramebwam, dytge heta tig. Uu
wa despondeat beeae of 13i heaan
Mr. and Mrs. aerman Alber weet
Smias dead from a-s asyxlatio a
their btms I St. La. Appsaretmj
they had committed .sjdde. Tin
esese is not known.
Dr. Harrison, Sayder, Schemsebel
and Matheus were sentenced to a Sn.
of $600 and two years' Impriacsmeal
for conspiracy in the building of the
Peannsylvania state capitol.
William R. Kelley, cashier of the
Union Pacifi railway at South OGm
Ia, committed adicide. A letter to his
wife Indicates that overwork had pee
hap. -"balanced bhi mind.
Warring factions of a Catholic con
gregation in Homestead, a suburb o1
Pittsburg. engaged in a riot, In which
four persons were serioesly Injured
and several hundred Slave were
slightly cut or brauned. Twenty-five
of the participants have been arrest
Mrs. Searles, thirty-two years old.
wife of James W. Searles, a poomil
nent resident of Grand Rapids. Mich.
committed suicide by shooting her
self through the head. She is thought
to have been teu aorarlly insane, a.
she had been suffering from neuras
"Hanged by the neck unti' you arn
dead," were the words of Judge Brick
ton in pronouncing sentence upon
Frederick t.ebeau at Kalispell. Mont.
Lbeau's confederate. Joe Hobbins,
will go to prison for life. Lebeat
I will be hanged Feb. 5. The crime was
the killing of R. W. Yoakum and b!.
PFrm Other Shores.
The Vienna Zelt says that Charles
$. Francis, the American ambassador
to Austria-Hungary, will be recalled
The chamber of deputies and the
senate of France have adopted the
budget, which for the flfit time ex
reeds 4,000.000,000 francs.
An engineer at Stockholm by the
same of Grell has patented an inven
lion by means of which he says he
can transmit biograph pictures by an
ordinary telegraph apparatus.
Foreign Mini ;ter Pichon and H
Leghait. the Belgian minister to
France, have aigned an agreement reg
ulating France's right to preference
on territories in the Belgian Congo.
A gunsmith at Gettingen. Germany,
tias invented and patented an expand.
ing bullet adapted for the destruction
of dirigible balloons. The bullet can
be fired from the regular lnfantry
The Berlin Frankfurter Zeitung
yearns from a reliable source that
Austria-Hungary Is prepared to gasnt
Turkey $20,000,000 as compensation
for the annexation of Bosnia and Her
segovina. The paper adds that the
transaction only awaits necessary
The judges and stenographern of
the supreme court of Nova Scotia are
on a strike. The court reporters, ow
Ing to the smalinesa of their pay, vs
fused to take notes, and Judge Russll
declared that he was not going to be
both Judge and stenographer and join
ed the ranks of the strikers.
Mrs. Frances 3. Ailing. fifty-one
years old. a writer and publisher, died
at Chicago of cancer of the stomach.
An involuntary petition in bankrupt
a cy against the Weisser-Low company,
operating a large department store in
Pittsburg, has been filed.
By the giving way of the false work
under a bridge at Port Marion, Md.
John Gallagher was killed and two
workmen were seriously injured.
J. T. Senter. editor of the Columbus
(Miss.) Commercial. died suddenly in
a hospital at Birmingham. Ala. He
was widelr known throughout the
t. Every saloon In Ottumwa. Iowa. ex
cept one was closed as a result of a
religious revival. Saloon men claim
the petition upon which the saloons
a were closed is insufcient. and one
dealer kept open to stand prosecution
as a test care.
The negro anti-tuberculosis ton.
gress closed its sessions at Tuskogee.
Ala. The congress will be made per.
manent and annual meetings will be
l'eld. A systematic campaign will be
g aged among the negroes in every
section of the United States.
George T. Oliver. owner of the
Pittsburg Gazette-Times and the
Chronlcle Telegraph. was unanimous
ly indorsed by the Allegheny county
memlers of the state legislature for
United States senator, to succeed Sen.
ator Philander C. Knox. who is to be
secretary of state in the Taft cabhi
For the first time in twenty-nine
years the custom of the New nagland
r association of Brooklyn of drinking a
standing toast to the president of the
United States was broken o[. Instead
of toasting the president a toast, "The
Sovereign People of the United
States." was proposed and drunk with
the heartiest enthusiasm.
Postagal, through her resident com
aslassoner in the United States. Mr.
Larrinega. and a special commises."
whish came here for the purpose, is
aI making a determined aght for the he.
I positioef a duty ot 5 esas a wme4
s forel"g codes.
I (hiusgs aldermen elected en aa&
i after neat April will reseive a satlry
f et of i.Ii a year Instead et emir ft w0
t as baseeteson This was deeides as
a by the saelm tanese esenatme. All
Saldermen aseedy elected. Is order i
I sh10e in the bnenm lB as alelwed
I iln -ea 'er tederesmgmtela.
Camaia asd Mexico lared is
iscaus Pleas is Coemnrva
tis of Reseurces.
Prusidt SedS CMa Pereasir Wib lb.
vitilsa fr WMis muss
Washaisgton. DTe. 25. - Announce
meat was made at the White House
yesterday, of a proposed plan for a
cosnrencn looking toward the coa
aervation of the natural resources of
North America, to be held at the
White House Feb. 13.
Letters suggesting the plan have
been addressed by President Roece
velt to the governer general and to
the premier of Canada and to Presi
dent Diaz of Mexico.
They will be delivered to the oU
dais In person by GtIord Pinchot,
chairman of the natural conservation
commission and chief forester of the
Pinchot Goes North.
Mr. Pluchot will first visit Canada,
leaving today. lie will then carry
the Invitation to President Dlas at
The proposed North American con
ference is the outgrowth of the two
conservation conferences held In
Washington, In which the governors
of the states and territories were the
The main object of the conference
will be to point out that natural re
sources are not limited by the boun
dary lines which separate nations, to
develop a better knowledge of the nat.
ural reso rces of each nation on the,
part of Las others, and to Invite sug.
gestions fr.: concurrent action or the
protect to- of mutual interests related
16 ARMY CADETS DISMISSED.
Nine Flunked in Mathematics and the I
Rest Failed In Discipline.
Highi::sd Falls. N. Y., Dec. 29.-Six
teen c. s.cs were dismissed from the
United States military academy at
West Point and sent home. Two be.
longed to the first class, six to the
third and eight to the fourth. Nine,
including twe two first class men,
were deiti' .c..t in discipline. and the
others failed in mattiematics.
May Be Fire Victim.
Sault Ste. Marie. Oat., Dec. 29. -
The Hursey block here was destroyed I
by fre yesterday morning and the
Coronation block adjoining was badly
damaged. Alexander Kemp. who ran
I a carpenter shop in the basement, is
missing and is believed to have per
ished. The loss will exceed $70,000.
Ambassador Orlscom Quite.
Washington,. iec. 29.-The resigna
tion of l..u.d C. Grisrom, ambassador
to Itals. ,euorted in an Associated
Press dispatch from Rome Saturday
night, was authoritatively confirmed
by the state department last night.
Ambassador Oriscom'a resignation
takes effect March 4.
Heir to Riches Is Vagrant.
Los Angeles. Cal.. Dec. 29.-Heir to
half a million dollars, according to his
own statement, and entitled to a post.
tion in Baltimore saelety. William Jef
terson Powell has 'e. 'n sentenced to
serve 180 days in the workhouse in
this city on a vagrancy charge.
Michigan Hunter Is Killed.
Charlotte, Mich., Dec. 29.-Leo Bos
worth, aged thirty, was killed by the
explosion of a gun in the hands of a
hunting companion, who escaped un
hurt. Part of the barrel hit Boa. I
worth in the neck and severad his
jugular vein. He died in an hour.
Mine Fire Breaks Out Afresh.
Trinidad. Colo.. Dee. 29.-Fire in
the coal nine of the Victor Fuel com
pony at Hastings. which has been
burning since last Wednesday and
which was thought to be under con
trol. brake out afresh early yester.
Hunting Claims Youthful Victim. f
Marshalltown. Iowa. Dec. 29.-Sher
man Wiley. aged twenty, of Malcolm c
was found dead in the woods near
that place, with a gapiag gunshot
wound In Lis left breast. It was sup
posed he hsd accidentally killed him- *
Train Kills Green Brakeman. C
Montevideo, Mina.. Dec. 29.-Martin 3
Karrigan. a brakeman, was run over t
by a freight train near the stock 1
yards. Just west of hore, yesterday h
morning and killed. Karrigan had['
been employed here only a short time. t
Jewelry Werth 4000 Stolen.
Partis. Dec. 39. - Jewelry to the
value of $6.000 was recently stolen
from Mrs. My Pattereon. who was for
mserly Miss Schmitt of St. Leuis. The
pollee have made no arrest Is emaseo.
ties with the mase. "
Shests Sweetheart; Kills SaeN.
Washingteo. Dec. 30. - Lavres e
W. Peters yesterday .. amttej set- a
ede after shooting sad attemptiag to ,
kill his sweetheart, Jesale W. Beau. J
Aet,. The woan pu'ably wI r1
ai. a, c... e..g
VIrag, City. Mat., Dee. 3. - At
4.3 o'clock yesterday afterseem this
soethis shaken by the aeerest o1
a series sleumic dis arbeess that
have b eingsae on hor mara thea a
weeh. The 9eketrge power mad Nght
pleat was put out of coulesies.
This piant is located ten mess dh
tent frees Virginia City, sad as tele.
batc cemmiuniestion with it has
beam interrupted, it is Impossible at
this time to sacertals the extent of
the damage done.
Virginia City was in darkmess last
night and much alarm existed. Der
tag the past week Virginia City has
experlenced more than thirty earth.
quakes. In which the earth atovement
was very pronounced. Last Moaday
two shocks within tea minutes at
eleh other dlOve the people Into the
streets peanostricken. caused cracks
to several buildings and dislodged
Yesterday afternoon's tremor tfe
ther cracked buildings, threw down
plaster and scattered dishes from the
shelves and tables.
PLAINTIFFS NUMBER 600.
Water Rights Case Involves Not Lees
Helena. Mont.. Dec. 29. - Judge
Cheadle early next mouth will hear
at BDoeman the largest water rights
case ever tried in the United States.
The rights In -dispute are along the
West Gallatin river and Include near
ly all the famdus Galisti valley.
Water rights probad-ly worth not
less than $1,500,000 w:stl be affected
by the decisles.
About 600 farmers and rompanles
who claim water rights aloe the
river have filed their comb:c't-a.
$14,000 GIFT FOR SQJAW. 4
Aged Indian is Found to Be Heir to
Black River Palls. .'.is.. Dfc. 29.
A gift of $14.000 In -:ad was the
Christmas present that A ' Jones,
former agent for the Wha r:4tgo In
dians. has made to a squaw more than
eighty years old. Mr. Jones cleared
up twenty-five heirship cases while on
his visit to Nebraska to pay money
due the Winnebagues In that hiate.
The aged squaw gets clear tat'e to an
improved eighty-acre farm and a hall
interest to 260 acres.
TRIES TO KILL SON-IN-LAW.
Calls Him From His Horne and Fires
Four Shots. Three Taking Etlect.
Waterloo, Iowa, Dec. 29.- *.sserting
she bal discovered the ma4'rer of
Patrolman Fred Widmanr.. who was
shot by a burglar last Octo0 r, Mrs.
Will Kelly of Waterloo attempt;d to
kill her sou-nii-law, Fred Cordell. also
of Waterloo. She called him from his
home and fired four shots, three of
which struck him. but prolu.ed only
flesh wounds. Mrs. Kelly is under ar"
GASOLINE TANK EXPLODES.
Marshalitown (lows) Bdacksmith and
His Family Severely eSrned.
Marshalltown. Iowa, Dec. h.-The
explosion of the gasoline test of a
brazier's fturnact at Union ' racked
and almost totally destroy:. iby fire
the home of Matthew Cox, blcksmith.
and injured Cox, his wife and five
Cox's burns are very serious and
may prove fatal. The others' burns
FLEE FIRE IN BITTER COLD.
Madison ConflagratIon Threatens Ba.
hies and Causts $10.000 Less.
Madison. Wis., Dec. 29.-Fire after
midnight destroyed the $10,000 home
of William J. Conklin. near the unl*
versity, and the big family of small
children was forced to flee In nearly
sero atmosphere. The Are originated
In the furnace. Conklin Is a big ice
and coal dealer.
SEEKS HORSE RUSTLERS.
Pierre (S. D.) Sheriff Makes Two Ar.
rests In Stanley County.
Pierre. S. D.. Dec. 29.-Sheriff Hus.
ton is rounding up horse rustlers who
have been at work in Stanley county.
and has arrested Elmer Ziegler and
Tom Barnes, claiming the horses were
found In the possession of Barnes.
who, In turn, claims to have pur
TRIES SUICIDE TWICE; DIES.
J. W. Glenn, Son of Waukesha Mayer,
Ends Life at Seattle.
Seattle. Wash.. Dec. 39. - J. W.
Glenn. forty years old. son of Col.
Myer L. Glenn. mayor of Waukesha.
Wis.. committed sni by hanging.
Two months ago be attempted to kill
himself with carbolic acid, following
which a lunacy cemislson declared
Assault Charged io Negroes.
Grand Forks, N. D.. Dec. 20.-Mrs.
William Green. colored, a former reel
dent of St. Paul, was arrested here,
charged with attasking Mrs. Prod
Shbedek with a bhalf. Mrs. Sherlock
was wounded In the shest.
Fall Kills Stsauh Wider.
Duluth, Dec. IS-A. V. Tewnaend
of Celerabso. sultip years eM, a
Seaerer rough rier as a amaber of I
Jeha C. Greenwaoyk emspgear. dine
a a easult et a faof et dui fleeta a
It lces Which FPen "tle
s. Tee of heBoot."
TWAR T AMS NI VIEIS
Deasstructon to use a.d Pre '
' erty Worst Htaly Has Ex
perleaced i Years.
Basl . *f Win C -.." cale
eLeaves Paire of Large Area
Yet toe s Leared.
Rome, Dec. 30. - The three pro.
lnces of Cosensa, Catansaro and Reg.
gio di Calabria, comprising the do.
partmant of Calabria, which forms
the routhwestern extremity of Italy, I
or "the toe of the boot." were devas- .
. tated yesterday by an earthquake, the I
far-reaching effects of which were felt
almost throughout the entire country. (
The town of Messina, in Sicily, was (
partially destroyed and Catania was C
inundated. Ir Mersina hundreds of
houses have fallen and thousands of 7
persons have been killed. Owing. c
however, to the fact that telegraphic s
G and telephonic comnmunlcations were
almost completely destroyed, it is Im. e
possible to obtain even an approxi. t
mate Idea of the vast damage done. A
Havoc Is Great.
The fate of entire regions within
the zone of the earthquake. is on
known, but reports received here up
k to a late hour indicate that the havoc
I has been great and the destruction to
t life and property more terrible than c
Italy has experienced in many years. ii
. The uncertainty of the situation for
t many thousands has filled all Italians h
I with the deepest distress, for they s
still have fear that the day may come d
when that part of the country, which 1
seems to have been most blessed by o
nature, Ill be destroyed by the blind a
forces of that same nature which a
nearly nineteen centuries ago over i
I whelmed Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Many Vessels Are Sunk. t'
All reports show that the present ti
catastrophe embraces a larger area c
than the earthquake in 1905. The Il
tidal wave which followed the earth I
shocks on the eastern coast of Sicily A
sunk vessels and Inundated the lower I
part of Catania It is known that a I
number of people were killed at that
place, but the rushing waters carried I
everything before thena and caused P
etch an indescribable confusion that of
it will be impossible for some time to of
estimate the damage and the lives bi
The Italian government proceeded Ii
energetically to relieve the wide. it
spread distress, concentrating at the ci
points of greatest need troops and en. fit
Messina Suffers Most.
The city of Messina has suffered
probably more than any other place.
the latest Information, coming indl
reetly from that quarter, stating that
two-thirds of the town was destroyed
and several thousand persons killed.
Not only did Catania suffer from
the effects of a tidal wave, but a
similar body of water Inundated the
handsome streets of Messina, which
flank the harbor, covering them with
a thick layer of mud, which rendered
more discult the succoring of the
wounded, many of whom could be
seen lying under the wreckage. It
is reported that the villages of- Fare
and Ganasrri, adjoining ideasins,1
have disappeared. The effects of the
earthquake were aggravated by fire
through an explosion of gas, the
arames of which swept along several
of the streets, adding terror upon ter
Pill Air With Lamentations.
In Calabria the region around Mon
te Leona was most affected. The vil
lage of Stefanaconi, the inhabitants
of which number 2.300, was practical
ly destroyed. Only fve persons were
killed, but many were Injured.
Extraordinary scenes are reported
at Catania. Following a violent earth
shock at 5:20 a. m. the sea rose in a
tremendous wave, which wrecked
many smacks. It then suddenly re
tired from the shore and returned as
quickly, causing further great dam a
age and wreckage,
Although a terrific rain storm pre- a
vailed. thousands of people abandon- -
ed their homes and illed the air with
lamentations and prayers.
Peepie Are Panleetricken.
Awakened by the shock. the inhabh
Itants Sad panic-stricken from their
homes laint the streets aad squares, a
Processions were organised, and sosn a
all the churchee were 1lled wtth a
weepiag erowda. iSploriag divine I
Midnight reports state that Roggle, g
the eapital of the prowlsn of asgleo
di Clabria. eight miles from Mesteas.
on the opposite aide of the strait, has
mst the seam hie Ms amas, but
these upsets have ot besw emarm- B
s.1 .wiasto the lees of tesa pf a
ame's $edl l d aM W
hrge. MI D., Dee. 2. - When be
faied to arrive at church. where the
esymfet had assembled far Saen
da wee ws w al 3 6Bi g
grtt was im"erpd to ecate Rev. .
ert L Dsguherty, pester of the Congre.
iAtlai church at Deehabsa, N. D.. a
usSaB awb s Timr Jametown, and on
vsthiIt apartments over the BUn
chau State beak the searchers bouad
the malater I a pool oth s owa
That he had comnitted suicide was
established beyead a doubt, the rmonr
with which he had asesplaeld the
dead being gripped la the cold head at
the victim, while asearby was bead a
rambling note half explaining the deed
This note was evidently written Dee.
22. when be borrowed a revolver fram
a snelghbor, and at which time hls
courage must have failed hia.
His action had been nader the asm.
veillance of people of Buchaasn. who
were not satisfied that be was in his
ATHLETES ARE SUSPENDED.
Chargee of Prefessleneisam Made
Against Prominent Amateurs.
New York, Dec. 30. - There was
coasternation in amateur athletic cir
cles last night, when announcement
was made of the suspensIon of six
prominent athletes, five of whom took
part In the recent Olymp mpaotes at
London. The suspended men against
whom the charge of professionallpm
was made are Melvin W. Sheppard,
Charles Bacon. Harry F. Porter and
George V. Bonhag, all of the Irish
American A. C: F. C Bellers. New
York A. C. and James J. Lee, formerly
of the Boston A. A.. but now east
The action taken last night was the
outcome of a searching Investigation
by the registration committee of the
Amateur Athletic unaJn.
In REFORM a CR INDIA.
National Congrsa Approves Lord
I Morley's Plan.
W Madras, Dec. 30. - The Indian na
to tional congress was opened In this
in city yesterday with 2.000 delegates
. In attendance. Emphatic approval
tr of the reform plans for India advanced
io by Lord Morley, the Indian secretary,
was expressed. The session yester.
* day was entirely harmonious, and
the meeting this year promises to
e lear the air and put a damper on the
id activities or the agitators who recent,
h 1y have caused much anxiety.
r At the last meeting of the congress
just a year ago. opposition to the elec.
ticn of Dr. Behart Ghose as presidentj
at resulted in a free fight and was the
a cause of the congress being Indefinite
(a ly postponed.
y BABY'S CORPSE ABLAZE ON BIER.
a Mother at Point of Death Ses Child's
it Casket Ignite From Candles.
d New York. Dec. 30.-While at the
d point of death, Mrs. Edward O'Connor
t of Williamsburgh saw the dead body
o of her daughter. May. five years old,
a burned in an adjoining room.
The woman screamed and a rela
d tive. rushing Into the parlor, found
a. the casket a mass of flames. A man
a carried it to the street, where the
a. flames were extinguished, but the
body of the child was terribly charred.
An hour before the funeral was
ichednled to take place Mr. O'Connor
raised a window and the wind blew
a lace curtain against the candles
t which surrounded the casaket, setting
it on are.
FIND SHORTAGE BY ACCIDENT.
Broker on Christmas Trip Is Charged
I With Embezzling.
Winnipeg, Dec. 30. - A warrant
charging embezzlement, was issued
Yesterday for Park A. Smith. junior
member of the commission firm of Nu
gent. Smith & Co. He is accused of
taking a saum said to be in excess of
$10.000 from the firm.
Smith left here a week ago for To.
ronto and the East to spend Christ.
uass. An accidental examination of
Shis Ltcoks after his departure is said
to have revealed a shortage.
Musician Is Paralyzed.
Sioux Falls, S. D. .Deo- 30. - Miss
Alta Potts, formerly a resident of
Spearfiuh, and who for a year or m're
was a member of a Minneapolis or
,hestra and achieved a great deal of
fame as a trombone player, is at the 1
come of her mther at Sheridan. Wro.,
noffering from the effects of a paralyt
Ic stroke in her right arm.
Murderer a Suicide.
Chicago. Dec. 30-A few hours after
she had returned from a visit at Mil
waukee. Wis.. the body of Miss Ma.
ode R. Dunn, a telephone operator a
of the Wiacomais Central railroad.
was found is the lake yesterday: The
police are uncertain whether the worn.
an drowsed herself or was murdered. I
Battls Flat Pasme Ate.
Ades. Arabia. Dec. 30.-The sixteen
eattieshipe composaag the American '
Atlantlc battleship Best. ender con.
mad of Rear Admimil Sperry, wbich
is hruisiag around the world, passed
this port yesterday. boted for Susm
Fhe Seat left Colomba. Ceyln. Dan3 I
Tew mkaes Deemned.
TreateR. Mo.. Dee. 3M-WhUe stat.
ag em a pond mnew be posterday.
Albet Mhoabardtud Cerigi e. a
see, ash twoee years eMi beae
-nge the lee ame wows drenmn&I
* Tsw'df Ls ls armi W .a
Mas tiser Osar ima! Walth;
a hoeseaee of a MAhsti gnoun
*r WtI5S of Iins eae
DBirmighean, Alk.. Dec. 30. - Two
. dead bodlem have been recovered ad
ilght more are knows to be buried
* laa ltmmeege ypdnat a trench at
the blast farnace plat at aley ear
ly last night. Ueveai.. other Isborers
were Inju-ed, an tho were two fore.
man who were superlnteadiag the
work. Most of the deed are foreign
The cave-Is occurred without warn
lng sad the bodies are being recover
ed with dlculty because ot the large
e amount of gas which is pouring into
the excavation from the ftrnaoes. The
s men were working ia a large trench.
I- about eight feet below the surface.
t They were excavating for the gas uem
t which Is to connect the blast furnaces
t with the new battery of boilers which
t is to run the plant.
Wall Topplee Over.
The end of the old gas fue. which
* extends the full length of the far
1 *ace plant, had been temaporarily
bricked up while the l4borers were at
work tn the extensaom.
I Mechanical carriers were uat to
- take away the dirt excavated, and
when a carrier broke last night a
beam fell oa the cement wall which
formed one aide of the trench the
men were dlg.. . The entire wall
toppled over on the men and with It
tons of loosae earth which had been
held up by the retaining wall.
When the wall fell It broke down
the brickwork at the end of the big
four-foot gas main and quantities of
gas poured In upon the entombed
OH13 TOGA 18 IN AIR.
No indications or Whose Shoulders
It Will Pall.
Columbus. Ohio. Dec. 30.-With the
arrival of Senator Foraker last
evening the three leading candidates
for the senatorship are here.
There are all sorts of unconfirmed
rumo*, but the real situation, accord
ing to unbiased observers is that the
senatorship is up in the air as much
as last week, with both the acknowl
edged leading candidates. Congress.
man Burton of Cleveland and Editor
Charles P. Taft. brother of the preal
dent-elect, unable to secure enough
votes to land the priae.
Ethel Is Debutante.
Washinaton. Dec. 30.-In the his
toric east room of the White House,
beautifully decorated for the occa
sion, President Roosevelt's youngest
daughter. Ethel, last night made her
formal bow to society. Preceding the
dancing in the east room, which be
gan at 10 o'clock. Mrs. Roosevelt and
Miss Roosevelt received the invited
guests in the blue room.
Barrios Calls at White House.
Washington, Dec. 30. - Senor Bar
rios, the Guatemalan minister of for
eign affairs, who was seriously injur.
ed in an automobile accident near the
Virginia end of the highway bridge
here recently, called at the White
House yesterday and will sail for
home Dec. 30. A bandage across the
face was the only trace of his injury.
Earthquake in Kentucky.
Louisville. Ky.. Dec. 30. - Reports
here last night were that late Sunday
night the Western end of Kentucky
was visited by earthquake shocks. A
dispatch from Hopkiaville states
a Ball of fire was seen In that town,
and that, following the phenomenon.
seismic shocks were felt throughout
that and adjoining counties.
G. A. R. to Mast August -.13.
Milwaukee. Dec. 30.-The ddtes for
the national encampment, 0. A. R.,
at Salt Lake City will be Aug. 9 to 13.
This announcement was made yester
day by Phil Cheek, Wisonsia's mem
ber of the executive council of the
0. A. R.. which held a meeting recent
ly fAr the purpose of Sxing upon the
time of meeting.
Rebater Fined $15~000.
UIttle Rock, Ark.. Dee. 30.-Judge
Trieber yesierday afteasuws in te
federal court imposed a $lg.0O fine
oa T. H. Bunch, a prominent grain
dealer, who pleaded guilty several
weeks ago to having accepted rebates
from the Missouri Pacfec St. Laub,
Iron Moentain sad Southern syntema.
Aeter Osht and Killed.
Deaver. Con., Dec. 30.-Bart Sr.
ward Downey. known on the stags as
rrmn Allestea who has been playtag
this week at the Crystal theater. was
shot and instantly kfles by Naut sell,
who was sapturet. Mrs. Dell, who was
I the ream at the time, was aweated.
Pegs sobes be$"s
ase. Des. 32k-The pope suSo re
east delese yeat4"w&,. Dr. Nasoeet
situ u sodkiem was net dal i
bat the -ol" basn seeames sense
WD iasneede Ia i esnan l desis.