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THE WEEKLY I1EARLD DECEHBER 24, 1908
TSJB GREAT PANHANDLE WELCOMES J. J. HILL, EMPIRE BUILDER Acquisition by Railroad I and Denver, Road to This Rich Region Great interest wag njanlfqted in Aroarllio Saturday, nnd continues to be the tulle of mot Importance, when v'loi.iilv I'.inhiiMllf. announced in li'i Associated press dispatches the nn'( lirc ,f ihf Colorado &. .-ouihcrii railroad .i;.ieni by .lumea .1. Illl! iiiid his associates, 'J'lio Bur- liogion, Hills grout roud. absorbs tht Colorado & Southern system, fthlih imiudo the Fort. Worth b Vnur. lly ihls stroke Hill I'i'ai ill ally tird toKclbur I hu greut world orte of Seattle ou tho Pacific noilhwcM, Ml) Oriental depot, Hl)d ir.th est on on th" Atlantic, noti t iieast. a European depo'. H" doe.s Hill pet Into Galveston i ifie pun base t tlio. Colorado & Southern, an Fori WoitU J the. southern terminus of. the Bystom, wifiiiliisl.v7 Is a question now being asked. The answer If, that he Col "ad0 SoiUhorn and th" Hock Is land ai" Joint owners of tho Trinity K Bra.o Valley railroad. U wan buiii in tho last two years and now' fforda tho Colorado Ai Southern IU direct lino from Denver to the Gulf nf Mexico. Hene0 when Hill builds short pieces of road, wh.ch ho lu lo no, especially 0nc from Orln June- tinn, Wyoming, the northern teroil- mi a of the Colorado & Southern, to Billinga, Montana, connecting with hlt Northern Pacific trunk, line, a Jireet and continuous route will then exist from Seattlo to Galveston, Knrouga the great Panhandle ot Tex- jb, over h1 Fort Worth k Denver foaa. Aa Associated Press dispatch lo AhB Daily Panhandle today gives the Following from thin morning's issuo f th Chicago Tribune: P "Tha acqulsltloa of tho Colorado & Southarn by James J, Hill Is tlm ply another step In the Iodr pro- traded contest between Harrlman and Hill for supremacy in traffic ixintrol of the West," Continuing Iho paper saya: "By securing: 2,JiO mlleu of Colorado A Southern system Hill has not only swellod the total tf miles controlled by him t0 nearly Cf.flOD miles, lmt liy securing a leng desired outlet to tho Gulf Of Mexico to the great Panhandle. The people and completing a route from, the far here will meet him and his endeavors Northwest .t GalveBton, ha-has In- with the most acute pleasure. He faded his rival's territory ,'just-..a will find no railroad baiters on this ITarriman strengthened hl own to- great rich plateau, tut broad-minded iltlon "by pushing: out new lines Info men, who will lend him every sup ine Southwest." ' ' port possiblo In his building up of Thus Hill has at hut conquered the existing lino and oiher lines b his efforts to reach Galveston, and which wo hope and havo reason to be docg so through tho great Pan- bellevo he will construct In our lisndle. nnd the Panhandle rejoices midst. 1ih him. "Welcome the Turlington to tho This great good lurk was unex- Tanhandle; welcome James J. 11111 lMed by Amarillo and the Panhan- and his big associates to the-Pan- He aij nothing better could have handle., and Amarillo stands ready .'alien to us, teemlngly. than this ac- to recelvo these gentlemen person- lulUtlou by Hill ot tho Port Worth ally in her midst, and will do the V Denver. The road has hoen a honors vlth true western howpUal- Kudiful money maker, but Instead ity should they visit Amarillo, the it turning somp of the Increment Queen City of tho Tlains HUGHES SAYS ihisf ol Police Working In Con. ; junction With County Officials "h'vry dive in the city closed Ms doors Saturday night," doclared Sheriff .. IS. Hughes this forenoon. Continuing, the officer eald; "TUjs jnorning I have visited a number of iho places, and all of them are closed. They tell nie that, tboy will obey or rs and get out. of town. This is what they will, have to do. We have ;ood this lax business just as long bs even the most tolerant would do flnmid of us, and now they must g" KO. "In maklaj; tUa rounds Saturday fcigh; we met no apportion to the trdci', and believe that the parties Tifn what they say when they de clare hat they will leave without further efforts upoa the part of the peare department' Be that as it may, e w ill bo, on tlio ground and bc to It that they do not violate their promises to us.i "Every placo known to ha In ex Isteacy in Amarillo in violation of the law has bocit visited, nnxl every one of their proprietors have given us assurances that our trouble inci Magnate of Ft, Worth of Vast Benefit bark In betterments (or tb ranUun d. road, the management has poured it all into Colorado, embellishing tho linH In that, state uiul the ranhandlo could go lung. Tho coinpauy has absorbed our wealth as a greedy kpongc and given us In exchange the proverbial two streaks of runt. Though now tho roa(j U In the hands of .lamps .1. Hill, the empire builder, and tbut bo will mako a real railroad out of It In a hope w hich the Panhandle fondly cherishes, Thut lie will do so wu havo every reason to believe, a this iuhu Is not known to tolerat,, rotten railroad MneH in any portion of his great holdings In Western America The Panhandle ha wheat to chip t0 Europe and to Asia, and now he I'auhandle w ilt bo abla to choose the east or tho went, th Occident or the orient, for Its grain anj Its flourr The Panhandle soon will bo ship pinx packing house products, and likewls,, can reuch eastward and westward. The Panhandle will now have competing lines to tho west 0ast, the Santa Fe and tho Hill sys- tem. To the Galveston port we have tho Rock Island and the Hill By torn, (the Fort Worth L Dcuver and Trinity & Branoa Valley). 0 manipulation on the great American railroad chess board could have been happier for Iho, Panhan jie 0( Texas than this btroke by Hill, Great a3 Is tho fertile Panhandle now, tho day8 to corns are to bring greater things, and every owner of a tract of land lu this wido domain, and every realty holder in Amarillo and tho many other llvo towns In this region, may congratulate themselves, The" moment that Cbla gigantic rail- road deal is clowd Thursday in Now York, then that moment Panhandle realty, municipal and rural, will he worth more money than it was tho moment before. Tho Panhandle is the best land under tho sun, anyway, and now that Ita great northwest and southwest lin0 is in Htrong hands we may look for even greater things. Mr. jnil is welcomed to Texas In general, nd a most particular welcomo Is his DIVES CLOSED dent to them is at an end. This is all well enough, but the officers now want lo se0 some real action. It will take the move to satisfy tho de mands of the order. This backdoor business will not avail at this tlmu. It is nothing short of an absolute discontinuance ot business that we demand and xvlll have." Chief of PoHce Snider this fore noon stated that his men have been given ordera to assist tho sheriff and his force In every manner pos sible In the enforcement of this law. In this manner Chief Snider states tho laws may be enforced as thor- ougniy against illegal sal0 of In toxicunl3 as against any other simi lar law. It Is a fact well konwn that the police department has not the Jurisdiction In this matter that Is given the sheriff and his nion, but under the Jurisdiction of the. latter, tho campaign may 'be carried on Jointly, It is anticipated by the officers of both departments that the orders now In force will not bo disobeyed. - Error Corrected In a recent is sua of the Dally panhandle appeared a statement to the effect that Mrs. Dr. Cunningham was II! In Califor nia. ThU part of the statement now appears to have been Incorrect, the ladjos being ill were Mis. David Park of Canyon City anj Mrs. Yates of Port Worth, Mi i.iiMii i-iov vim;s M I i;M THKMSKH KN. In th.' lonii-i) of two article by John 1. Kockcloller mid Andrew Carneglo on entirely different sub jects, In ill December World's Work, each give us an illuminating Justi fication of his light to bis great riches. Mr. Koekefcller's artiilo la mainly devoted to elucidating "the difficult art of giving," and should provo helpful to any who experience difficulty alonx this lino, whilo Mr. Carnegie's article If in tb main un argument lor taxing great fortunes heavily by death duties. It will be seen that (,aiii of these topics natur ally prompts the reader to ask what riglit the multimillionaire has to'hla hundred of millions in the first place, uud utither one of these writ er flinches from the qiicntlon. Mr. Rockefeller sas: 'invfhUKatiuii will t-how that the great fortunes which have been made in this countrv, and tho same in probably true of other lands, havo come ir, men who have performed great and far-reaching economic ser vicesmen who, with great faith In the future of their country, have done moM for tho development of its resources. The man will be most successful who confers the greatest service ou the world. Commercial enterprise: that ale needed by the public will pay. Commercial en terprises thai are not needed fail, and ougbt to fail." Mr. Rockefeller then goes on to outline at considerable length his philosophy of giving, but again re writes: 'It may be asked: How is It con sistent with the universal diffusion ot thcho blessings that va.t Hums of money should be lu slnglo hands?The reply is, as I see it, that, while men ot wealth control great sums of mon ey, they do not and can not use them for themselves. They have, indeed the legal tillo to largo properties, and they do control the Investment of them, but that Is as far as their own relation to ihcui extends or can extend. The money Is universally diffused in the sense that It la kept Invested and it passes Into the pay envelop week by week. "Up to the present time no schemo has yet presented Itself which seems to afford a bettor method of handling capital than that ot individual own ership. We might put our money tnrns to the defense of wealth. Ho into the treasury of the nation and ot the various states, but wo do not find any promise In the national or state legislatures, viewed from the experiences of tho past, that ' thej funds would bo expended for the general weal more effectively than under the present methods, nor do we find in any of the schemes of so cialism a promise that wealth would he more wisely administered for the general good. It Is the duty of men of means to maintain the tltlo to thoir property and to administer their funds until some man, or body of men, nhall rise up capable, of ad ministering for the genera! good the tnpital of the country better than thfy can." Mr. Carnegie's; Views. Mr. Carnegie's argument for the multimillionaire runs along much sauio line. Evidently theso two writ ers, reasoning independently, have reached identical conclusions. Mr. Carnegie Bays thai "practically every thousand" of tho wealth of the great financier "is at work for the development of tho country, and earning interest, much of it paying labor," while "the money-making man, in contrast to his heirs, who gcuerally becorao members of the smart or fast set, Is abstemious, re tiring and Uttlo of a spendthrift." Ha soes on to correct a popular fm- presslon thus: Those who have not had oppor tunity to study the operation of wealth in the warld are naturally led astray. They see its possessors In their palaces surrounded with every luxury, thoir gorgeous carriages In the park; they read ot their extrava gant balls, of riotous 'living, and in ordlnato expenditure, and worse than this, of gambling at cards, and up oa horses horsc-raclng in Britain isfetill unfortunately under the high est patronage sights naturally hard to hear by those suffering for the necessaries of life. "The writer has no desire to min imize this sad contrast, cor to aay one word in its defense. ItJs one of the saddest and most indefensible of ' all contrasts presented In life; but when we proceed to traca the work of wealth as a whole, it Is soon found that even those extravagances absorb -hut a small fraction of it. The millionaire's funds are all at work; only a small cum lies in hank subject to check, Our railways and Me uuibhtps, mills and furnaces, in dustrial juruclurt and much of the needed working: capital to keep theso In operation, ai the result of invest ed wealth, The millionalio with two, and I be new multimillionaire with twenty mUHons sterling', )cpp only liilllng Hiimii lylns idle. All else they put lo work, much of It employing labor, They not es capo this -inless ihey turn miner a and keep tho gold l() gloat over, which no rich un does whom tho wrltep Knows or hnH heard of. On tho contrary, th millionaire a a rule. U b'oth mindful and shrewd, more apt than thune of smaller for tune to invest hla capital rarefuTTy. Itesldes, ho Is usually a man of sim ple tasteH and averse to display, "Whatever impreshloiis th work ers niiiy receive of the wealthier classes, the fact is indisputable that their surplus money, minus a 'small fraction, must augment the -wage fund, and In some line or other lien tilt those who. labor. Even, their extravagances m ist In their course contiibiue to the business of many people truggliUg to obtain a com petence, and here ;0 the employ ment of labor. little can be spent by the rich wfthuul drawing upon the labor of others, w hich must he paid for. ' AH that the millionaire can gel out of life Is superior food, raiment and shelter. Only a small, a very small percentage of all his millions can be ah olu'.ely wasied "When the socialist, therefore, speaks of nil wealth going back to tho state, hi pioclainis no great change In Its mission. The state, sole owner, would use it. Just as the owners now us0 all but a fraction or It; that Is, Invest it in some of the multiform ways leading to the re ward of labor.! It Is simply a ques tion whether state as against indi vidual control of wealili would prove more productive, which, Judging from experience of state and Indi vidual management j,o far as yet tested, may gravely he doubted. It could not make much difference to the workers whether the title to the wealth rested In the state or In In dividuals If flte state decided, as In dividuals now do, to recompense la bor according to values as 'deter mined by demand the fairest, stand ard. All would remain very much as now; onP would ettll get five talents, one ten, and a fewv would get. very many talents, and individ ualism would reign." , ,, A SnoiTD t'XITED STATES IXTEnFEIlE IN HAITI. .tTTiat the press at first mistook for the peroidical opera-bouffe revolu tion in Hyti, appears to have de veloped into a more serious matter. For the first limn In six years, tho government at Port an Prince has collapsed, Nord Alexis, tho nlnety-8ven-jear old president, has fled on a foreign vessel, and the republic uow waits for the rebelling forces under General SImoij to divide the Hpolls of war and determine the new Political leaders. In au interview aboard tho French battleship, the deposed president said: "The future of my country Is anarchy, but rather than call for American intervention I would havo preferred to blow up my palace and dlo in tho ruins." Tho orgies attending the now rev olution, however, and tho continual menace Haiti presents to tho peace of the commonwealth of the nations bag stirred the press of both Europe and America to a new discussion of outside intervention for tho purpose of storing a settled and responsible government. Tho London Dally Mall belcivcs that It, Is the duty of the United States in tne interM, of civ ilization "to Intervene and remind the negro that poopb's unable to profit by Independence or to use it lightly must submit to the control of stronger and wiser races." With this vie of , the? situation the St Louis Globe-Democrat ' agrees. "We read: "; i' - "Washington tn'ay soon be com pelled to tell Port an Prince that If she cau not perform her duty aa a member of the comity of nations we must step in and take control of af fairs. The necessity. If it arises, will be disagreeable, but our own peace as well as the volco of tho world may compol us to act." "If the Haitians do not set their house la order, eorae kind of pres sure from the outside will Infallibly be applied," says the Xew York Post; and the New York American jegards Washingtdn aa the only fusible source of remedy for the antfchy of Haiti. . - 1 ; .; , Many, of tbe press, however, al though deploring the conditions hi the. negro .republic, can no;, r under stand how. It V either detfirable, or necessary, for the United States to include Haiti under the hlankol of protection now thrown over her la land neighbor, Santo Domingo. The Philadelphia Press says: "Tho Inltcd Stales has not even a rcmoto desire to posaesn Haiti. It could be of no possible advantage lo us and it would merely amount lo the acquisition of (roiibln. "The people of the United Slates am not colonlally Inclined. Oppor tunities at home aro so magnificent that there is no incentive to move Into a different country. A dollar planted In llalll could never bear Kieater fruit than a dollar, invested In tho United States. Americans know this, and that la why they keep their money at homo. "HiirtlnoHs reasons as well as polit ical motives havo driven European nations to send colonists to every reinoto nook on tho globe. Theso adventurous spirits havo accomplish ed wonders. New lands invited de velopment, nnd these, furnished a needed outlet of overcrowded con ditions In tho old countries. They supplW the means for Investing money as well as labor profitably. "Hut tho United States does not need, and does not desire, a foot of foreign territory. Wo already have the fertilo land. th0 minerals, tho timber, the climate, the wealth, tho facilities, and the people requisite for thf, acquisition of more property and happiness than can fall to the lot of any other country. What is more, the people realize this thor oughly. "There Is no deslr,, to move on. There Is none to send money away. There is a feeling of opposition to the United States extending Its ter ritorial boundaries. As for annex ing a little country like Haiti, that fs more fruitful of revolutions than anything else, that Is ono of the last steps tho people of this republic would sanction. " Tho New York Tribune traces the deplorable condition In the negro re public, In part, to the noglect and abuse of the larger nations, thus: "Other nations, America Included, have not don0 their duty toward Haiti. They have suppressed In a measuro the trade In girt and gun powder in Africa, are moving for abolition of tho opium traffic In Chi na, have waxed tearful over the woes of tho Australian aborigines, and have sent handkerchiefs and decal comantaa t0 norrloboola Gha, Hut Haiti, at our very doors, has been not only neglected but actually in Jured. It has been a, ann of 'give a. dog a ibad name and bans him.' Great civilized powers hnvo practl cally said that Haiti was not ahle to govern herself well, and should not show herself able to do so If they could help It. The fall of Nord Alexis s not creditable to the people of Haiti. It Is still more positively discreditable to their very superior neighbors In two continents." . SCIENTIST IMSCl'SSES "WEKilVT OF SOILS." The secretary of the Dublin society for Phychlcal Itcsearch, Fournlcr d'abbe, propounds tho theory that the soul Is composed of "psycoh- meres," or soul particles, and that It has weight; that moans may be devised by which It can be seen; that tho soul-body Is engaged in cultivat ing the higher virtues ot Justice, kindness and sympathy, and that the souls of thoso who hnvo died in tho last 30,000 years Inhabit the atmos phere. Ho also expresses tho opin ion, says th0 New Yorlc Times, "that there might be a further transforma tion of iiouls, so that, united in a comic whole, they would occupy the Interplanetary space." Dr. Hysiop, when asked his opinion of this view, thought the Dublin phychlc had "pro ceeded on speculation and Imagin ation which are absolutely unverlfi able." On the question of tho pon derability of tho soul Dr, Hysiop says: , "I do not know whether the soul has weight or not, and it docB not make any difference to me in my experiments and investigations, If tbe soul Is composed of matter, that in, of substance which wo now recog nize s niattet, it must have the qual ity of gravitation. But It may bo composed of a substanco not now recognized as matter, hut which many years hence may be Included In the category of matter when our scientific knowledge shall have been developed much more ' extensively than at present." The experiment Of Dr. Duncan MacDougall to ascertain the weight of a soul is thus glveTj: "My first subject was a. mas dy ing of tuberculosis. It seemed to me best to soloo.t a patient dying with a disease that produces great exhaustion, the death occurring with Texas Editors Denlson Herald: The two gentle men who blow nut the gas In a Mem phis hotel were from Arkansai. Colliers; Last Christmas the wom en's cluha of New York City Induced the postofflco department to turn over to them several thousand lot tor a addressed to Santa CUus by children. Theso -missives, many of them Inno cent of grammar and spelling, nllkn attested eagerness for a ahare of tlio good saint's pack. Amusing as they wero On the surface, there was a ring to many that unconsciously sounded the pathos of u glftles Christmas, One boy wrote; "I ain't got nothln', and that's all, liear.o send something." A little girl said: "Dear Santa My mamma, has got eight chllds and my jmpa has not been working for nine months." Let anybody who disbelieves In toy-glv-Ing iwatch the row of noses flattened against thp toy-shop windows. It Is worth while satisfying a few such limp, suspended stockings and hun gry hearts. The sophisticated ran hardly realize what It xieans t0 such youngsters totlrdp a letter to Santa Into a prosaic mall box and In ans wer receive a doll or fire engine. And there are other ways of reaching, and helping to a happy Christmas, the childhood that Is starved. , liloomlngton Panograph: In these days when o many people go wrong, It may ho well enough to remember how many hero aro who go ilght.The newspapors blazon all the bad breaks of humanity, but they do not pretend to keep track of all who behavo them selves and are faithful to every trust. The reason Is obvious. For one person who goes wrong a thous and or moro go right. But going wrong Is sensational news and doing right Is taken for granted. The ex ception to the rule makes the story. OIney Oracle; 'e had rather he an old fashioned citizen, living In OI ney than out In some deserted coun try playing "slap in and Blap out" with some vicious bear. Fort Worth Telegram: This con fesslon Is rather remarkable. Just how anyone can be an old-fashioned citizen In Olney passes all under standing. We havo thought that since Olney got a real railroad that everything In that place was just about fifteen minutes .aty-.al of u schedules for up-to-dateness.' Fort Worth Telegram. .rj,, several weeks since the Texas Commercial Secretaries' association took' np the problem of advertising Texas at the Alaska-Yukon fair In Seattle next rear, but so far there has been no announcement of an adopted plan! Does Texas intend to let Canada and little or no muscular movement . be cause n such a case the beam could be kept more perfectly at balance, and any loss occurring readll.v" noted. "The patient waB under observa tion for three hours and forty min utes before death, lying on a bed' arranged on a light framework built upon very delicately balanced plat form beam scales. The patient's comfort was looked after In every way, although ho was practically moribund when placed upon the bed. Ho lost weight slowly at the rate of ono ounce per hour, duo lo evapor ation of moisture In respiration and evaporation of sweat. "During all three hours nd forty minutes I kept the beam end slightly abovo the balance near- tho upper limiting bar In order to inaku the test more decisive if It should come. "At the end of three hours and forty minutes he expired, and sud denly, coincident with death, tho beam end dropped with mi audible Btroke, hitting against, the lower lim- Itng bar and remaining thero with no rebound. The Iobs was ascertained ta bo three fourths of sn ounce.' MOBEETIE NAMES ITS FAIR DATES Citizens) From Rich Region Visits in Amarillo and Talks of Coin ing Success. T. P. Reid. president of the Mo- beetle Fair association, was in the city last week, and stated ..that, the organization at which he staoda the head, has already met and named Its dates for next fair October 7 and S. He ia specially deslrons not to conflict with. Iho dates chosen by Amarillo, and Is anxious to know what time will be aelected by the And Others the northwest tako all tho honor for display at an exposition which) will u timet thousand of tourists?. The majority of Texas people nava no Idea of how much good was dono Texan by the building and display at the St, Louis fair. Yet It la not mis stating tho facts to say that at St.' Louis the Texas building was a, greater center of Interest than any other state building on tho grounds,' Tho same result can b0 attained at Seattlo If the people of Texaa want their stato advertised. It Ig the be lief of the Telegram that there should bo a display from Texas at every fair of Important held any whero In tho world at any time, from the trade's displays In Glasgow. Scotland, to the territorial fairs of Now South Wales. No argument reaches people nior0 quickly than, ono which appeals to tho eye, Th most eloquent speaker on behalf of Texas would fall short in getting Immigration when compared to an agricultural or manufacturing dls play. It Is getting nlong )n the season and the Seattlo opportunity ought not to bo overlooked. Why not get busy now? Roswell Record; There aro many people In Roswell who read the Rec ord .religiously and faithfully, whi do not pay ono cent for the support of tho paper from tho beginning In tho end of tho year. However, this la not tho first time this has happen cd as the following from tbe paper published ,by Benjamin Franklin be fore the revolution, shows; "This paper having met with so general an acceptance In town W( country as to require a far greater number of them to bo printed than there U of tho other rubllck papers; and il be besides moro generally read by a Vast Number of Borrowers, who da not tako It, the Publisher thinks proper to give this publick notlco for the encouragement of those who would have advertisement Inserted In the publick prints." Houston Tost; Texas has this yest perhaps th0 most majestic line of Christmas windows th world evei saw and they come high, a circum stance that refutes tho assertion that tho cost of living is again ou the decline. r i Atlanta Constitution; Tho "Saints' that have settled in Texas may have been high flyer but it. Is evident that they didn't know where to light. Charlotte News: A Texan ! pre dieting the end of the world within thirty days. Like most of tho In habitants of Grand Old Texas, ho i no doubt, of tho opinion that any change will Jirlp, Panhandle, Fair association for aa event that will doubtless he pulled off here next full. Mr. Held states that the showing made at. Mobeetln this year was good, but that already plans ai'o on foot that promiso a total eclipse of all past attempts. Tho visitor Is anxious to work In connection with the Amarillo peo ple. He lauds the success achieved at Dallas, and the goodly showing mado In this and other cities. The crop condlilon o far as small grain Is concerned, Mr. Held reports to be fine at present. Cattle .In that por tion of tho Panhandle aro in ex cellent shape for the winter, and the supply of feed Is something that has never been equalled. It Is not only plentiful, but of the best. Tho out look for his portion of tho state Is entirely gratifying, declares Mr. Held. (JOVER.YMENT COTTON KErOKT. Associated Press. "Washington,: Dee, 31. A total of 1 1,892,115 running bales of cotton wero ginned -from the growth of 1!08 to Dec. 13, against 0,284,070 tho same dal last year, wa3 an nounced by tho census bureau In Its report today. Tho report of cotton ginned to December 13 last and num ber active glnners In Texas Is given as 3,365,083 .bales and 4,133 gin neries. $7,000,000 DISAPPEARS. Associate!' Press. Lisbon, Spain, Dec. 21. The uw ly elected municipal court has un earthed Mg scandal In the city's account, over $7,000,000 having dis appeared. The former monarchal councillors admit some Irregulari ties but lay the blamo upea the gov ernment which they say Illegally took tha city's money, " '