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WENATCHEE DAILY WORLD
VOLUME I.—NO. 130. LOOKS BAD FOR CHIEF WING OF ASSAY OFFICE He Paid no Attention to Complaints of Miners Against the Unreasonable Shrinkage of Gold Turned Over to Seattle Assay Office. BATTLE, Nov. :?().—Evidence re garding the absolute indeifference dis played by Assayer Wiug towards com plaints made to him regarding the un usual shrinkage of gold sent into the office aud his refusal to entertain chai ges of dishonesty against employees of the office is daily piling up. Since the starting of the investigation in the assay offlcea score of Alaskan mining men have called upon Secret Service Operative "Steve " Conneli, in the Coleman block, and given him valu able informition. Thi3 is all bei-ig embodied in the report Mr. Conneli will make to his superiors. This morning a Nome miner, whose name the secret service men will not allow used at this time, called upon Mr. Conneli and informed him that a year ago last October lie called upon Mr. Wing and asked him to explain why gold that had oeen assayed in Nome and siiowed about two per cent chrinkage showed an eight per cent shrinkage at the local government office. Many other complaints of a like nat ure were made to Wing rtaring the past year. Men, it is assured by those who have called upou Mr. Conneli, have made direct charges of dishonesty in the assay office and shown Mr. Wing figures illustrating the unreasonable shrinkage of clean gold. Wing evid ently paid not the slightest attention to any of the complaints. A significant fact that iias come to light is that all the combinations on the safes and vaults in tne assay office were changed yesterday, Superintend ent Leach of the San Francisco mint, being the only man in tiie assay office who knows the new combinations. SVith the idea of "making a little money on the side" a private assay office was organized in Seattle in 18Wi) the year following the establishment of tbe government institution on Ninth avenue. That the purpose of the private institution was to profit by connection withthe government office is not to be doubted The private concern began business under tbe firm name aud style of John sou, Newton and Co. The partners associated in the firm name were Fred erick A. Wing, assayer and melter in •barge of the United Satates assay office; F. C. Newton, his first assistant assayer, and A. L. Johnson, his sec ond assistant assayer. These three men were then in the employ of aud under salary from the government.] Employes of the United States assay office who were in position to know declare that the plant of the private concern was constructed at the gover nment institution on tbe hill; that the furuaches, tools aud other parapher nalia were built by men in the employ of the government time, Junder ord eis from one or another of the three official associates in the private con cern. WATERTOWN, N. V., Nov. 29. —Twenty three students of St. Law rence university Jeft Canton yester day, having been suspeneded by the faculty for paiticipating in recent dis turbances. This practically wipes out the Beta fraternityjof the univer sity nearly all the suspended students being members of the fraternity and the faculty has ordered the club house closed. Many of the students will be pre vented from graduation. WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY NOVEMBER 30. 1905 A NEW PICTURE OF BISHOP POTTER. Original, courageous and broad minded. Bishop Henry C. Potter is one of America's most noted ecclesiastics. He is seventy years of age und has been Protestant Episcopal bishop of New York since INS". One of the wittiest men in America and one of the best story tellers, be is also deeply Interested in the relations of capital and labor a member of the Civic federation. He and Mrs. Totter were recently entertained by Andrew Carnegie at Skibo castle. SENATOR BURTON FIFTEEN DROWN MUST GOTO JAIL I IN GALE ON AND PAY BIG FINEi GREAT LAKES He is also Barred Forever from Hold ing any Position of Honor Trust or Profit under the United States Gov ernment. ST. LOUIS, Nov. SO.—United States Senator Joseph Kalph Burton, of Kan sas, was today sentenced in the United States circuit court to serve six mo nths in the Iron county jail. Ironton, Mo., and to pay a fine of $i,500 as a penalty for the conviction on the in dictment charging that he had acted in the capacity of a paid attorney in behalf of the llialto Grain and Sec urities company, of St. Louis, before the postoffice department, to prevent the issuance of a fraud order. Cenator Burton was found guilty on six counts of the indictment, four of which charged that he agreed to re ceive compensation Tor his services as an attorney before tho postoffioe depart ameut in behalf of the Rialto Com pany, and two charging that lie re ceived such compensation. As provided in statute 1783, which Senator Burton was convioted of hav ing volated. Judge Vandevanter im posed the addition? 1 penalty of debarr ing Senator Burton forever from hold ing any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States government. Unclaimed Letters List of unclaiaied letters remaining ie the posltoffice at Wenatchee, Wash., for the week ending Nov. 28, 1906. Lor, Isi Blagg, J. M. Cambpell, Monty Clark, Wm. Colger, Mrs. Minnie Gbindeo, Mrs. Marget Hart, W. M. Hall, Bert Honey, Geo. Keat ing, Miss A. Lowrnce, Fred M: 2wmmm Lawrence E. Morris, George Nicol, Peater Nicol, Lanra Neilsen, Mrs. W. E. Porter, Clint Pierce, David M. Russell, Jotham Scndder, 2, Ells worth Silsby, D. A. Stair, Parties calling for the foregoing let ters will please say advertised. E. D. SOHEBLE, Postmaster. Nine of Crew of Steamer Mataafa are Swept Overboard and Drown Near Duliith-Property Loss Will Amount to Millions DULUTH. MINN., Nov. :50.— Fifteen lives are known to have been lost in the terrible gale that, swept the Great Lakes yesterday- Without doubt as the details of the havoc wro ught by the storm become known, this record of human fatalities]will he cosusiderably augmented. It is impossible to estcimate the pro perty loss occasioned to shipping inter ests. Itjamounts to millions, but no approximatae calcuation can be made for several days at least. Nine dead, including the entire en gineering crew of the boat, is the ter rible result of the wrek of the steam ship Mataafa at the mouth of the Dn lnth ship canal yesterday afternoon. INDIANS READY TO MAKE TREATY Spokane, Nov. 30.—More than 150 heads of Indian families have assem bled at the agency on the Colville In dian reservation to consider the open ing of the south half of the reservat ion and allotments of land to Indians. Inspector General James McLaugh lin of the interior department called them together. Indians are still com ing. All come on horseback and many brought their bedding. Two conferences are held daily with the in speotor, after which the Indians meet by themselves and discuss the otters laid before them by the government. MUST SUBMIT TO CUBA WASHINGTON, D. 0., Nov. 29. —Secretary Root ha? addressed a lett er to Chas. Reynard, president of the American society of the Isle of Pines, stating positively that in his judge ment the Isle of Pines belongs to Cu ba, and strongly advising Americans there to submit themselves to Cuoa in laws. JUST FOR A DAY OR TWO Two 5-room cottages and two lots, close in—rent for $25 a month. Can be had if taken in time to allow the owner to take advantage of a certain business opportunity, for CASH $1700. Arthur Gunn Stock and Fruit Ranch ! 159 acres of land, 79 acres of pasture, 80 acres of good plow land, 20 acres in alfalfa, 1000 orchard trees, 500 trees bearing, half interest in 250 inches of water, half mile to postoffice, 2 miles to railroad, houses, stable and cellar. Price $6,000. Investigate at BOUSQUET & HOLM GREAT NORTHERN BANDIT IS GAUGHT Seattle Police Arrest Lem Short, one of the Gang Who Held up and Rob bed the Great Northern Train Near Ballard. Oct. 2 SEATTLE. Nov. 20.—1n the arrest of Lein Short by Deputy Sheirff Smith it is beileverl that one of the bandit gang that held up tiie Great Northern overland train three miles north of Ballard on the night of Oct. 2, has been caught. He has been identified as the man who bought tiie food for the bandit's camp: he has practically ad mitted that he stole tbe horse and bug gy from Calhoun's barn at Kent the night beloie the robbery which was used by the bandits in making their escape from the scene of the crime. Short has been identified by a clerk in the Seattle Haidware store as ona of the two men who bought revolvers on the morning of the holdup. Red McCarty, who is kuown to the Pinkerton detectives, as the man who crawled over the tender and held up the engineer, the hardware clerk says, accompanied Short when lie bought the revolvers. Short and McCarty were seen near the place where the train was held np less than an hour be fore tbe robbery. Deputy Sheriff Hill and McKianon, who made the arrest, wilij claim the reward of $5000. WINCHESTER Wincheeter, Nov. 27.— J. B. Lee came over from Moses Lake this even ing, facing the cobles, wind that has blown this fall. S. D. Titus and family were visit ors at the home of S. A. Devaney on Sunday. N. F. Devaney made a late drive to Puiucy last night. A cheep herder coming into town this evening, reported meeting a crazy man who chased him. throwing stones at him. The man he said had on a cap and a very gcod suit of light cloth ing but was barefooted. A number ot our citizens went ont to search for him and located him about a mile and a half east of town in the oondition re ported, sick and nearly frozen. He was brought into town and taken to the hotel where he was given some thing to eat and provided with shoes and stockings. This evening he was sent tc Spokane accompanied by John Asher and N. F. Devaney. The poor fellow seemed completely crazed not being able to keep his mind to any thing except that his name was E. H. Brown, that his mother s name was Hettie Brown and lived at 56 Common wealth avenue, Chicago. FIVE CENTS PER COPY. FOOTBALL TEAMS TO MEET THIS AFTERNOON Second Team of Seattle High School and Wenatchee Boys to Meet on Gridiron at 2:30 Todey-Good Pro gram Expected The Seattle high school football team arrived on tiie three o'clock tram yesterdey afternoon and were taken to the Jill erta hotel. There are abont sixteen boys in the bnnch and are ac companied by J. McKown, tbe assist ant principal of the school. Upon their arrival the boys immediately pat on their football togs and went to the fair groonds where they went throuyh signal practice. The team seems to te in fine form and will give the We natchee boy I the hardest game of the season. The local team finished their ont door practice Tuesday aud yesterday were given dgnal practice only. Iv the afternoon a football rally was held in the assembly hall ot the high school. Members of the faculty and some of the students made speeches and much enthusiasm was aroused over tbe com ing game. Tho snow will not interfere with this afternoon's | game in the least. The giouud was swept clear this morning and the grandstand has been also clear ed of snow. Coach Pearsall has been selected as rpferee and either Chas Graham of this oity or Mr. MoKwou of Seattle will act The linesmen have not a§ nmplre. yet been select el. Twenty minute halves will be played. The game will be called at 2:30 o'clock, giving every i one time to eat a large amount of turkey and get tc the fair groands in time. The probable Hue np will be: Wenatchee Position Seattle Lail left end Pulver B. Lake left tackle Fullest iP. Knowles left guard Swarva iE. Knowles center Madlock N. Johnson right gnard Anderson M. Johnson right tickle Gilli* Barnbill left end Jones Godfrey quarterback Moou(capt.) Smith right half back Frew N. Lake fullback Parker Williamsicapt.) left halfback Gish DEEP SNOW IN MINNESOTA bT. PAUL, Nov. 2.).—The first blizzard of the season struck St. Paul late tins afternoon and is raging with nnabated fury. High northwest winds sent the snow in such terrific gusts as to all but stop traffic, from all parts of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota oame reports of [heavy snow with consequent partial demor alization of railroad traffic.